The Pritzker Billionaires and Synthetic Sex Identities

Well, some new and useful terminology has emerged for the fast-expanding forms of sexual identity we are expected to suddenly understand: Synthetic Sex Identity or sometimes Synthetic Sexual Identity. Perhaps you have wondered how to classify the sex identity of someone who uses fish pronouns, for example. That person likely has a synthetic sex identity, for example.

But ya never know:

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Okay, what do the Pritzker Billionaires have to do with Synthetic Sex Identities?

Jennifer Bilek wrote the following in Tablet:

The wealthy, powerful, and sometimes very weird Pritzker cousins have set their sights on a new God-like goal: using gender ideology to remake human biology

One of the most powerful yet unremarked-upon drivers of our current wars over definitions of gender is a concerted push by members of one of the richest families in the United States to transition Americans from a dimorphic definition of sex to the broad acceptance and propagation of synthetic sex identities (SSI). Over the past decade, the Pritzkers of Illinois, who helped put Barack Obama in the White House and include among their number former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, current Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and philanthropist Jennifer Pritzker, appear to have used a family philanthropic apparatus to drive an ideology and practice of disembodiment into our medical, legal, cultural, and educational institutions.

I first wrote about the Pritzkers, whose fortune originated in the Hyatt hotel chain, and their philanthropy directed toward normalizing what people call "transgenderism" in 2018. I have since stopped using the word "transgenderism" as it has no clear boundaries, which makes it useless for communication, and have instead opted for the term SSI, which more clearly defines what some of the Pritzkers and their allies are funding--even as it ignores the biological reality of "male" and "female" and "gay" and "straight."


Homophobia!

The creation and normalization of SSI speaks much more directly to what is happening in American culture, and elsewhere, under an umbrella of human rights. With the introduction of SSI, the current incarnation of the LGBTQ+ network--as distinct from the prior movement that fought for equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans, and which ended in 2020 with Bostock v. Clayton County, finding that LGBTQ+ is a protected class for discrimination purposes -- is working closely with the techno-medical complex, big banks, international law firms, pharma giants, and corporate power to solidify the idea that humans are not a sexually dimorphic species -- which contradicts reality and the fundamental premises not only of "traditional" religions but of the gay and lesbian civil rights movements and much of the feminist movement, for which sexual dimorphism and resulting gender differences are foundational premises.

Through investments in the techno-medical complex, where new highly medicalized sex identities are being conjured, Pritzkers and other elite donors are attempting to normalize the idea that human reproductive sex exists on a spectrum. These investments go toward creating new SSI using surgeries and drugs, and by instituting rapid language reforms to prop up these new identities and induce institutions and individuals to normalize them. In 2018, for example, at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center at the University of California Los Angeles (where the Pritzkers are major donors and hold various titles), the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology advertised several options for young females who think they can be men to have their reproductive organs removed, a procedure termed "gender-affirming care."

The Ronald Reagan Medical Center!

In 2012, J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K. Pritzker, worked with The Bridgespan Group--a management consultant to nonprofits and philanthropists--to develop a long-term strategy for the J.B and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation. Their work together included conducting research on developments in the field of early childhood education, to which the foundation committed $25 million.

Ever since, a motivating and driving force behind the Pritzkers' familywide commitment to SSI has been J.B.'s cousin Jennifer (born James) Pritzker--a retired lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard and the father of three children. In 2013, around the time gender ideology reached the level of mainstream American culture, Jennifer Pritzker announced a transition to womanhood. Since then, Pritzker has used the Tawani Foundation to help fund various institutions that support the concept of a spectrum of human sexes, including the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Williams Institute UCLA School of Law, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Palm Military Center, the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), and many others. Tawani Enterprises, the private investment counterpart to the philanthropic foundation, invests in and partners with Squadron Capital LLC, a Chicago-based private investment vehicle that acquires a number of medical device companies that manufacture instruments, implants, cutting tools, and injection molded plastic products for use in surgeries. As in the case of Jon Stryker, founder of the LGBT mega-NGO Arcus Foundation, it is hard to avoid the impression of complementarity between Jennifer Pritzker's for-profit medical investments and philanthropic support for SSI.

There is much more information in the Tablet piece, plus links to even more information. Maybe the fusion with tech is the creepiest part of this whole thing.

. . . Pritzker also created the first chair in transgender studies at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. The current chair, Aaron Devor, founded an annual conference called Moving Trans History Forward, whose keynote speaker in 2016 was the renowned transhumanist, Martine Rothblatt, who was mentored by the transhumanist Ray Kurzweil of Google. Rothblatt lectured there on the value of creating an organization such as WPATH to serve "tech transgenders" in the cultivation of "tech transhumanists." (Rothblatt's ideology of disembodiment and technological religion seems to be having nearly as much influence on American culture as Sirius satellite radio, which Rothblatt co-founded.) Rothblatt is an integral presence at Out Leadership, a business networking arm of the LGBTQ+ movement, and appears to believe that "we are making God as we are implementing technology that is ever more all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful, and beneficent."

Anybody getting a World Economic Forum vibe here?

What would we do without billionaires?

Bilek is not the only one pushing back. While she uses "synthetic sex identities" as a descriptive umbrella term for all these new identities coming down the pike, Chris Rufo has been using the terminology "Synthetic sexual identities". Choose your favorite.

Here's another example, concerning the Portland School District, first and second grade:

City Journal report: In Portland, the Sexual Revolution Starts in Kindergarten

The Pritzkers and Democrat Politics

There are some signs that Governor Pritzker of Illinois is looking toward a presidential run in 2024. He recently said good riddance to "GOP" billionaires leaving his state for Florida. Tax cheats like himself are apparently free to stay as long as they vote Democrat. Who else removes toilets from a mansion to avoid taxation?

NBC reports that he also aims to oust the Illinois Democratic party chair in what they frame as a test of power vs. Dick Durbin.

More interesting to me is the Chicago Tribune report that he gave 24 million dollars to a dem group to help fund ads to help nominate his preferred GOP opponent. Vox is getting a little huffy about dems pushing right-wing extremists, too.

Democrats' assumption that it's easier to beat a more extreme right-wing candidate is a risky one. Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has since left the party, called it "bad for the public and a symptom of how perverse our current system is."

Certainly, it might be easier for a Democrat to run against a candidate who has been endorsed by Trump, who proved an effective villain in 2020, and especially so in left-leaning states like Illinois, Colorado, and Maryland. The strategy could pay off as a shrewd investment that will avert the need for heavier spending in the general election, freeing up funds that could be put toward more competitive races elsewhere.

But as history has shown, there's still a risk that these far-right candidates will put up a fight and even get elected. In 2016, Hillary Clinton's campaign made the mistake of seeking to elevate Trump and other "Pied Piper" Republican presidential candidates with extreme conservative views in the primaries over the more establishment Republicans then perceived as her true rivals.

They have a narrative in mind to demonize the right as "Nazis" and "Christian Nationalists". This brings us back to the Portland School District:

So, what kind of theocracy is this, from the Tablet piece above?

Rothblatt is an integral presence at Out Leadership, a business networking arm of the LGBTQ+ movement, and appears to believe that "we are making God as we are implementing technology that is ever more all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful, and beneficent."

An Alternative

Walter Kirn:

They shouldn't call it "home schooling" anymore. It's not amateur & it's not insulated. It has at its disposal the entire Internet & vast numbers of the finest textbooks, literary works, films, & off-site tutors. Its resources would make a Renaissance philosopher jump for joy.

What would you like to call it? Suggestions at the link.

Music

Something real:

Bach Cello Concerto No. 1

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Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Timely quotes.

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1 Pagans

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 11:24 AM (ONvIw)

2 Everyone, everyone, who pushes this gender crap is demonic. No exceptions

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 11:25 AM (ONvIw)

3 Yo Yo Ma is starting to look a lot like Mao.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 11:29 AM (/NCI4)

4 These people are sick. We need a purge. Wuhan and butt pox are working fast enough.


Something a little lighter that got willowed.


https://tinyurl.com/4jxf54rw

Redneck solutions from bored panda. lol

Posted by: Infidel at July 30, 2022 11:33 AM (mn1Pi)

5 Hyatt Hotels? I thought they were Mormons.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 30, 2022 11:33 AM (C1rbv)

6 I have a synthetic sexual identity.

Posted by: Sarah at July 30, 2022 11:33 AM (ZpFB9)

7 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 11:33 AM (Do5/p)

8 Some years ago while visiting the coast I thought that I caught a glimpse of a mermaid disappearing into the surf, but it was just a fluke.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:33 AM (kXYt5)

9 >>> 5 Hyatt Hotels? I thought they were Mormons.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 30, 2022 11:33 AM (C1rbv)

*bzzzt*

Marriott is the one owned / founded by Mormons

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 11:35 AM (llON8)

10 XX and XY- accept no substitutes

Posted by: Ben Had at July 30, 2022 11:36 AM (RlOLv)

11 Is it working for the Shitzkers? The backlash against militant trans insanity feels pretty strong. But I probably move in the wrong circles.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 11:36 AM (vcv8B)

12 Does this cover furries. too?

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2022 11:36 AM (AwYPR)

13 >>> 2 Everyone, everyone, who pushes this gender crap is demonic. No exceptions
Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 11:25 AM (ONvIw)

Yep.

Mass-production of grooming.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 11:37 AM (llON8)

14

Luke 17:2

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 11:37 AM (XFI7G)

15 What would we do without billionaires?


If Batman were real, he would be our least weird billionaire.

what is with the, "I know, lets encourage Human flourishing by ERASING THEIR HUMANITY"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2022 11:38 AM (xhaym)

16 Synthetic to me means fake, not natural, man made. So I guess that fits.

Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 11:38 AM (2oJif)

17 Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 11:24 AM (ONvIw)

Pagans are pretty chill, all they want to do is dance around trees in the moonlight.

This is something downright sinister.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 11:39 AM (dCxaZ)

18 The elites hate the human race.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 30, 2022 11:39 AM (eGTCV)

19 LGBTQIA2S+

When everybody is special, nobody is special!

/Dash Incredible

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:39 AM (kXYt5)

20 When this destructive era of "gender fluidity" passes, the Pritzkers should be remembered for the diabolical wave of sexual lobotomies being performed on the vulnerable, impressionable, and mentally unstable. May the Pritzker name be remembered as fondly as Mengele and those who conducted the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at July 30, 2022 11:40 AM (d9Cw3)

21 I encountered a gender fluid kid recently. I was teaching a class and instructed the kid next to xer/xim: and give this to her...then I looked at the kid again and said...him?

And the kid looked at me and said: "my pronouns are she/her"

but later I heard one of the kid's mates calling her Matthew.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 11:40 AM (dCxaZ)

22 F'n bizarre. How did humanity survive so long without this idiocy?

Posted by: fd at July 30, 2022 11:41 AM (sn5EN)

23 The narcissism of the trans movement is astounding. Because you feel like a woman even though you are a man, everyone else must pretend there is no objective definition of woman.

(not to mention the inherent contradiction in claiming you are something which cannot be defined)

They can all FOAD.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 11:41 AM (vcv8B)

24 Bespoke education.

Lady down the street homeschools her kids, I spent last weekend with her helping me can cherries because she wanted to get into doing more of that.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2022 11:41 AM (xhaym)

25 >>> 14

Luke 17:2
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 11:37 AM (XFI7G)

We're going to need a shitload of millstones.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 11:41 AM (llON8)

26 Why is it the same people who demand "organic" food and rail against the use of chemicals like hormones in food they eat are so eager to introduce these ostensibly harmful things into their children's bodies?

I'm not transphobic, I'm pro organic children.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at July 30, 2022 11:41 AM (cupoy)

27 May the Pritzker name be remembered as fondly as Mengele and those who conducted the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments.

No love for me?

Posted by: Unit 731 at July 30, 2022 11:42 AM (/NCI4)

28 Yo Yo Ma is starting to look a lot like Mao.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 11:29 AM

Yo Yo Ma!

https://bit.ly/3cTeAZm

Posted by: Cosmo Kramer at July 30, 2022 11:42 AM (Do5/p)

29 " I have a synthetic sexual identity.
Posted by: Sarah "

Plastic people
Oh baby now
You're such a drag

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at July 30, 2022 11:43 AM (sn5EN)

30 >>> 26 Why is it the same people who demand "organic" food and rail against the use of chemicals like hormones in food they eat are so eager to introduce these ostensibly harmful things into their children's bodies?

I'm not transphobic, I'm pro organic children.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at July 30, 2022 11:41 AM (cupoy)

Because they are evil psychos.

Children should be organic and free-range.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 11:43 AM (llON8)

31 Some years ago while visiting the coast I thought that I caught a glimpse of a mermaid disappearing into the surf, but it was just a fluke.
Posted by: Muldoon

Sandra Fluke?

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 30, 2022 11:43 AM (ftFVW)

32 The teacher. I am not sure that what it was saying was that all the students changed their pronouns. I sounded to me that all the kids started using the preferred pronouns for the one kid that confided in it.

And I do mean "it". I am completely uncertain what it is. If that was my kids teacher, they would be out of that school immediately.

Which brings me to another point I have been pondering. All these weirdo teachers we see videos of. Who's to say they really are teachers and not just assholes trying to get a rise out of normies and likes from other freaks.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 30, 2022 11:44 AM (Q8bDL)

33 Luke 17:2
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Indeed.

Posted by: Infidel at July 30, 2022 11:44 AM (mn1Pi)

34 Mer MAN!

Posted by: Derrick Zoolander at July 30, 2022 11:44 AM (U2p+3)

35 This explains a lot of things. We have all been wondering, "how could the Tranny movement come out of nowhere and start being pushed everywhere so suddenly?"

Well when one of the big families of the Oligarchy has made it their personal quest and is throwing unlimited billions into making it happen - we're getting to the place where the French found themselves at the end of the 18th century. For the country to survive, these ruling families have got to be eliminated.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 11:44 AM (q3gwH)

36 >>> 32 The teacher. I am not sure that what it was saying was that all the students changed their pronouns. I sounded to me that all the kids started using the preferred pronouns for the one kid that confided in it.

And I do mean "it". I am completely uncertain what it is. If that was my kids teacher, they would be out of that school immediately.

Which brings me to another point I have been pondering. All these weirdo teachers we see videos of. Who's to say they really are teachers and not just assholes trying to get a rise out of normies and likes from other freaks.
Posted by: cfo mom at July 30, 2022 11:44 AM (Q8bDL)

They are real teachers. They are also asshoes trying to get a rise out of normies and likes from the other psychos.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (llON8)

37 Another of Muldoon's tall tails?

Posted by: fd at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (sn5EN)

38 When you say "there are many ways to be a boy or girl or both or neither", aren't you still admitting that there is only male and female?

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (QB3PT)

39 The thing I hate most about pediatric gender specialists like Levine and thee ones quoted in Ace's thread yesterday (from LA and Boston Children's Hospitals) is that they have turned an honorable profession into a demented sick joke.

I spent 30 some odd years in that profession, as a sincere calling, using my particular talents to improve the health of children, and these assholes are willing to throw an entire generation into a psychic hell, in order to validate themselves.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (kXYt5)

40 The teacher. I am not sure that what it was saying was that all the students changed their pronouns.
Posted by: cfo mom

Watch it again. She says "they all switched pronouns."

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 30, 2022 11:47 AM (ftFVW)

41 >>> 39 The thing I hate most about pediatric gender specialists like Levine and thee ones quoted in Ace's thread yesterday (from LA and Boston Children's Hospitals) is that they have turned an honorable profession into a demented sick joke.

I spent 30 some odd years in that profession, as a sincere calling, using my particular talents to improve the health of children, and these assholes are willing to throw an entire generation into a psychic hell, in order to validate themselves.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (kXYt5)

They're validating something...

Posted by: Stan at July 30, 2022 11:48 AM (llON8)

42 Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (kXYt5)

And pediatricians in current practice are cowed into silence because the American Academy of Pediatricians has endorsed this insanity and assault on the health of children.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 11:48 AM (dCxaZ)

43 Muldoon, you can't just skate away after a pun like that!

Posted by: Gardner McKay at July 30, 2022 11:49 AM (PIlQh)

44 This transhuman stuff is straight from Stan. Reminds me of the third book in that great CS Lewis trilogy of novels: That Hideous Strength…. In which TPTB worship some kind of strange man-machine combo that includes a human head. Lewis saw this kind of evil coming

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 30, 2022 11:50 AM (nUR++)

45 I spent 30 some odd years in that profession, as a sincere calling, using my particular talents to improve the health of children, and these assholes are willing to throw an entire generation into a psychic hell, in order to validate themselves.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (kXYt5)


This is popping up in a lot of industries and professions, and I am wondering what the cause is.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM (xhaym)

46 So is the tranny tranny tranny thing to bring about chaos? Then what? Oh we need control and I just happen to be willing to be the one in control? If society devolves into chaos, the first people slaughtered will be all the freak softies. Control that but of human nature.

Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM (2oJif)

47 Children should be organic and free-range.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 11:43 AM

I have had Modern Marvels on series record for a while now and have a bunch of recordings waiting to be watched. Last episode I watched was "Eggs".

I eat eggs all the time. But I always just get regular eggs. Never knew what was meant by "cage-free" and "free-range" eggs. Learned from the episode that the mass producers of eggs have a bunch of hens in small cages where they live to produce eggs. In order to maximize the egg production and space, I think they said they have 6 hens per cage and there is a requirement to have the cages sized to at least a certain square footage per hen for humanitarian purposes.

So then "cage-free" is where the hens are allowed to wander around an area and "free-range" is where hens are allowed to wander around anywhere on the property.

Cage-free and free-range are much, much less efficient to gather all the eggs and also much more expensive when sold, because of the less efficient egg gathering process.

Watching that, it was amazing to me there was a market to pay 3-5 times as much for the same egg.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM (Do5/p)

48 Some years ago while visiting the coast I thought that I caught a glimpse of a mermaid disappearing into the surf, but it was just a fluke.
Posted by: Muldoon

Sandra Fluke?
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 30, 2022 11:43 AM (ftFVW)

---

That there is funny.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 30, 2022 11:52 AM (QB3PT)

49 Mer MAN!
Posted by: Derrick Zoolander

You're dead to me boy. More dead than your dead mother.

Posted by: Zoolander's Dad at July 30, 2022 11:52 AM (ftFVW)

50 we're getting to the place where the French found themselves at the end of the 18th century. For the country to survive, these ruling families have got to be eliminated.
Posted by: Tom Servo


The guillotine is too swift for these people. I am thinking more along the lines of what Commander Reece did to Navajas in Terminal List.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 11:53 AM (vcv8B)

51 42 Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (kXYt5)

And pediatricians in current practice are cowed into silence because the American Academy of Pediatricians has endorsed this insanity and assault on the health of children.
Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 11:48 AM (dCxaZ)

The crazies could never have captured the institutions on their own. They've been allowed and encouraged to do so because it keeps us busy fighting our own institutions while the elites loot the Federal Budget year after year.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at July 30, 2022 11:53 AM (cupoy)

52 I see the "teacher" is wearing a flannel shirt...bet she's wearing a giant wristwatch as well.

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2022 11:55 AM (AwYPR)

53 Synthetic Sexual Identity? This is fine!

Posted by: The Wachowskis at July 30, 2022 11:55 AM (4I/2K)

54 37 Another of Muldoon's tall tails?
Posted by: fd at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (sn5EN)

---------

The whole story is fishy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 30, 2022 11:56 AM (XG2Fi)

55 The New York public health establishment, 2020:

"We'll arrest you if you try to go to church or synagogue"

The New York public health establishment, 2022:

"Here's how to have sex while you are infected with monkeypox."

The [NYC] health department’s website currently advises, "If you choose to have sex while sick, avoid kissing and other face-to-face contact. Also, cover all sores with clothing or sealed bandages. This may help reduce — but not eliminate — the risk of transmission.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (I2/tG)

56 Real mermaids are in the state of Original Justice. Therefore, they are not ashamed of showing off their magnificent ta-tas.

No bras on mermaids.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (C1rbv)

57 I see the "teacher" is wearing a flannel shirt...bet she's wearing a giant wristwatch as well.
Posted by: BignJames

Wallet chain?

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (ftFVW)

58 So is the tranny tranny tranny thing to bring about chaos? Then what? Oh we need control and I just happen to be willing to be the one in control? If society devolves into chaos, the first people slaughtered will be all the freak softies. Control that but of human nature.

Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM

It is amazing to put this in larger perspective of what the Left has been doing for the past 50-60 years. They have been working to undermine society and civilization since LBJ's New Deal. First they undermined and destroyed Black culture and the Black community in America when it was starting to go in the right direction. 50+ years ago, Black community in the USA had a much, much higher intact family rate than now.

Then they worked to destroy boys in schools with ADD and ADHD drugs. Then they used the effects from those drugs to say boys and "toxic masculinity" was a problem. Demonizing boys and promoting/celebrating girls.

Then they moved on to the LGB agenda which involved undermining and redefining marriage, moved on to LGBT agenda, moved on to gender dysphoria and now completely changing science, biology and gender for anything goes.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (Do5/p)

59 >>> 54 37 Another of Muldoon's tall tails?
Posted by: fd at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (sn5EN)

---------

The whole story is fishy.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 30, 2022 11:56 AM (XG2Fi)

Oh, don't start this carp again!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (llON8)

60 At the end of the day, reality will prevail. What we don't know is how long that 'day' will be and how many casualties there will be.

I think I've said all I should on this topic for today. I'll leave y'all to it.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (kXYt5)

61 These teachers (like the one above) are abusing the kids, and it would seem criminal to do so while actively hiding their actions from "unsafe adults" (aka parents).

And hiding their agenda not just from parents, but figuring how to covertly implement their agenda even when their is administrative directive to NOT push their queer religion into the children. These should be firing offenses at a minimum.

Instead we get AG Garland declaring concerned parents are (potential) domestic terrorists that require investigation by the FBI ... which is itself a terrorist act to control the public via fear.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (Cus5s)

62 She's got flukes. And knows how to use them.

Posted by: ZZ Top at July 30, 2022 11:58 AM (4I/2K)

63 17. A lot of the newer groups embrace the gendershit

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 11:58 AM (ONvIw)

64 When everybody is special, nobody is special!

/Dash Incredible

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:39 AM (kXYt5)



I think this is it, the psychology. So many people are forlorn that they mean nothing, so they try anything and everything to seem different and unique, be it mutilating their bodies, piercing and tatting, hair styles, clothes, chasing fame, chasing fortune, chasing sex, drugs, alcohol, anything...anything. Just make me different from everyone else so they will notice me and acknowledge me, because I'm all alone if someone doesn't see me. But in the end, everyone just winds up the same, because they are all trying to be what everyone else isn't.

The truth is, we have denied generations the truth that they are immeasurably valuable to the One that created everything in existence. And that He is immensely interested in everything you do, every choice you make, every thought you have, every action you take, and when you finally stop looking at yourself and talk to Him, He rejoices and delights in you and all who have ever gone before you shout in celebration at your joining the eternal family where you truly belong and your spirit is sated.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 11:58 AM (XFI7G)

65 "Then they moved on to the LGB agenda which involved undermining and redefining marriage, moved on to LGBT agenda, moved on to gender dysphoria and now completely changing science, biology and gender for anything goes."

And Putin is the bad guy?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 30, 2022 11:59 AM (C1rbv)

66 Elwood Blues explains the Russians.

Listen, Willie, you gotta understand. Those goons are orphan remnants of the post-perestroika Soviet secret police apparatus, which, until 1991, carried out its twisted interpretation of the original well-intentioned Marxist-Leninist doctrine vis-a-vis state security, which was massively corrupted by Lavrentiy Beria in the '30s. Of course, once a mass populace is coerced into such behavior as a permanent condition, a radical didactic, dialectic shift, such as glasnost, produces guys like these: stunned headless automata whose only alternative in their new lives is the continuation of brutish measures to which their genetic code has been programmed since the fall of the Romanovs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 30, 2022 11:59 AM (FVME7)

67 Sick fucks.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 30, 2022 11:59 AM (AiZBA)

68 60 At the end of the day, reality will prevail. What we don't know is how long that 'day' will be and how many casualties there will be.

I think I've said all I should on this topic for today. I'll leave y'all to it.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM (kXYt5)

So, as the French would say:

Fin

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at July 30, 2022 12:00 PM (cupoy)

69 The first thing a pervert does is tell the kid "Don't tell your parents!"

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 30, 2022 12:00 PM (C1rbv)

70 What did the mermaid finding shaking at the bottom of the ocean?

A nervous wreck.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:00 PM (fL5aK)

71 Scratches Hyatts off list of hotels to use in future travel.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 12:00 PM (anj39)

72 Maybe it's time to revisit insane asylums?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 30, 2022 12:00 PM (BFigT)

73 If we're going to devolve into a fish pun thread I'm going to have to leave. Y'all are full abalone!

Posted by: Ho Lee Mackerel at July 30, 2022 12:01 PM (PIlQh)

74 Are there any billionaires who are not extremely creepy and weird or sociopaths or malignant narcissists?. (I don't know if Pritzker) besides Elon Musk who seems fairly normal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:02 PM (fL5aK)

75 Every thread on the HQ teeters on the knife's edge. The smallest provocation can tip it into an endless sequence of fish puns.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 30, 2022 12:03 PM (XG2Fi)

76 Posted by: Ho Lee Mackerel at July 30, 2022 12:01 PM (PIlQh)

Whelk done.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:03 PM (fL5aK)

77 Lunch time so checking in

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:04 PM (Kv5O4)

78 The descent into criminal lunacy of pediatrics Muldoon decries is mirrored, sometimes in less outrageous ways, across medical specialties and other professions. The conformist, know-nothing approach to C19 I've observed directly and indirectly is different but equally destructive of any confidence in hitherto high-trust institutions and professions.

The near absence of any strong or broad response, so far, from society to this is the most sickening and chilling aspect.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 30, 2022 12:04 PM (OTzUX)

79 Your gender is your bodily reality, the chromosomal expression. Feelings are a state of mind and need to be brought to reality. This used to be " the plan", psychosis was treated, and people could be cognitively brought to reality. This is apparently replaced by political bullshit, deranged teachers and greedy physicians

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:04 PM (ONvIw)

80

How much more of this sick perverted crap before God steps in?

Posted by: four seasons at July 30, 2022 12:04 PM (PisyI)

81 Another of Muldoon's tall tails?
Posted by: fd at July 30, 2022 11:46 AM (sn5EN)

---------

The whole story is fishy.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 30, 2022 11:56 AM (XG2Fi)
***

Last time I saw a mermaid, it cost me a seanote.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 12:04 PM (anj39)

82 Watching that, it was amazing to me there was a market to pay 3-5 times as much for the same egg.

There is when you have no choice like in California. All eggs sold here have to be cage free. Not sure how Trader Joe's does it, but I can still get a dozen large for under $3..

Posted by: Joe Kidd at July 30, 2022 12:05 PM (RMN7W)

83 So then "cage-free" is where the hens are allowed to wander around an area and "free-range" is where hens are allowed to wander around anywhere on the property.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM (Do5/p)

free range chicken

https://tinyurl.com/yzu2ubh9

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2022 12:05 PM (AwYPR)

84 So is the tranny tranny tranny thing to bring about chaos? Then what?

They need the middle class to die off. The "world population under 500 million" on the Georgia Guidestones is a real WEF/UN/Gates goal. That's why all of their effort is suddenly concentrated on making it impossible for farmers to feed everyone.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 30, 2022 12:05 PM (zm+d5)

85 Yo Yo Ma is starting to look a lot like Mao.

Posted by: Archimedes

His brother, Jump Rope Ma, hasn't been as successful.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 30, 2022 12:05 PM (FVME7)

86 The New York public health establishment, 2022:

"Here's how to have sex while you are infected with monkeypox."

The [NYC] health department's website currently advises, "If you choose to have sex while sick, avoid kissing and other face-to-face contact. Also, cover all sores with clothing or sealed bandages. This may help reduce -- but not eliminate -- the risk of transmission.


Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 30, 2022 11:57 AM

Didn't ace post something this week stating that monkeypox is actually deadly if kids contract it? Yet there is nothing from any federal or state or city department of health telling people to stay away from children during the schlong COVID pandemic?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:06 PM (Do5/p)

87 84. WEF needs a fast track ticket to hell

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:06 PM (ONvIw)

88 74- Meant, I don't know if Pritzker is a billionaire.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:06 PM (fL5aK)

89 Yo Yo Ma is starting to look a lot like Mao.

Posted by: Archimedes

His brother, Jump Rope Ma, hasn't been as successful.


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 30, 2022 12:05 PM

Is there a Slinky Ma?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:07 PM (Do5/p)

90 Is there a Slinky Ma?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

No, but I think Hula Hoop Ma is still around.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 30, 2022 12:08 PM (ftFVW)

91 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:02 PM (fL5aK)

I'm guessing the guy in IL who won the 1 billion dollar jackpot is pretty normal. For now.

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 12:08 PM (dCxaZ)

92 besides Elon Musk who seems fairly normal.


Elon Musk has 10 kids by 3 wives, one child dead from SIDS.

One child is transgendered, one is named X AE, one A-XII, one Exa Dark Sidreal (nicknamed Y), and 2 unnamed that he had with the Director of Operations at NueraLink, a company working on connecting human brains to computers.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 12:09 PM (XFI7G)

93 From the previous thread, this link
https://tinyurl.com/yd7jyw4p

What Is A Well Deck Vessel?
Having a ‘Well Deck’ refers to a sturdy bulwark that protects and protects the area occupied by the sides of the vessel, or an exposed recess extending at least one third (15mm) further than where the vessel stood before. Ships with well decks are required to have explicit drainage requirements.
--
Did Kamala write this?
Also why does the article intermingle Document Printing protocols with Navy ships?

Posted by: Ciampino - my lineprinter doesn't float or swim at July 30, 2022 12:09 PM (qfLjt)

94 >>> 84 So is the tranny tranny tranny thing to bring about chaos? Then what?

They need the middle class to die off. The "world population under 500 million" on the Georgia Guidestones is a real WEF/UN/Gates goal. That's why all of their effort is suddenly concentrated on making it impossible for farmers to feed everyone.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 30, 2022 12:05 PM (zm+d5)

This is where you need to understand 'different kinds of stupid'. The average leftards think the ESG BS will lead to the "green" paradise they've been sold on. The psycho leaders know *exactly* what the real effects will be. Their form of stupid is thinking nobody will notice.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 12:09 PM (llON8)

95 And Putin is the bad guy?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 30, 2022 11:59 AM (C1rbv)

Yes, Putin is A bad guy. He's a killer with delusions of a return to Empire. In a year's time, he'll be a bad guy with a shit ton of money from the hike in oil prices and a blooded army in a region awash in weapons. His primary adversaries will be the Euros who already historically misplayed their energy supplies to leave themselves at his mercy and Joe Biden.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at July 30, 2022 12:09 PM (cupoy)

96 Yo Yo Ma is starting to look a lot like Mao.

Posted by: Archimedes

His brother, Jump Rope Ma, hasn't been as successful.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 30, 2022 12:05 PM

Is there a Slinky Ma?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:07 PM (Do5/p)
***
You're thinking of his cousin, Three Card Monte Ma. Lives in NY.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 12:10 PM (anj39)

97 Did Kamala write this?
Also why does the article intermingle Document Printing protocols with Navy ships?
Posted by: Ciampino - my lineprinter doesn't float or swim at July 30, 2022 12:09 PM (qfLjt)


Top. Men.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 30, 2022 12:10 PM (AiZBA)

98 Didn't ace post something this week stating that monkeypox is actually deadly if kids contract it? Yet there is nothing from any federal or state or city department of health telling people to stay away from children during the schlong COVID pandemic?

I just find it fascinating that NYC can't even tell people to refrain from engaging in sex if they are actively infected with what is effectively an STD.

Sex is a human right after all, as opposed to religious observance.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 30, 2022 12:10 PM (I2/tG)

99 "But in the end, everyone just winds up the same, because they are all trying to be what everyone else isn't."

There are some that try to be unique, but it is under the umbrella of conforming. The big tats, the piercings, the wild hair colors ... not unique.

And for the grade school kids, they all switched pronouns? So they were all conforming, afraid of being the outcast. That is why it is so abusive for teachers to (obviously) push this stuff on kids, and coerce compliance. ("OK Jimmy, you go over there in the corner till you decide on your new pronoun" ... or whatever method this groomer used)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 30, 2022 12:11 PM (Cus5s)

100 The whole merging man and machine thing makes me think the Pritzkers have been listening to too much Meshuggah.

Posted by: Cow Demon at July 30, 2022 12:12 PM (CdZ4i)

101 This is where you need to understand 'different kinds of stupid'. The average leftards think the ESG BS will lead to the "green" paradise they've been sold on. The psycho leaders know *exactly* what the real effects will be. Their form of stupid is thinking nobody will notice.

Exactly. Millions think they're Stalin, but they're Trotsky.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 30, 2022 12:12 PM (zm+d5)

102 I still want to buy a beer for whoever blew up those damned guidestones.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 12:12 PM (q3gwH)

103 Wow,their whole life is like a Alice in Wonderland.
To my honest knowledge no one in my 2nd grade class thought they were the wrong sex.

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:13 PM (Kv5O4)

104 The Pritzgers are as ugly on the inside as they are on the outside.

I am starting to see the wisdom of imposing a massive, punitive tax on wealth. Like, 90% of all assets exceeding $1 billion, including business holdings, investments, S and C corporations, etc.

The more people like Bill Gates, Soros, the Pritzgers, et. al. treat humanity as their personal plaything-slash-experimental set for their radical theories, the more Republican arguments against taxing wealth ring hollow.

Posted by: The Fool at July 30, 2022 12:14 PM (1dzqn)

105 "Neutrality is a myth."
Indeed, all flows from the spirit. If you are not with Christ, you are against Christ.

Posted by: Paul in Texas at July 30, 2022 12:14 PM (EG5bh)

106 Exactly. Millions think they're Stalin, but they're Trotsky.

The only thing more deadly than being a Communist is being a prominent Communist.

Posted by: Zombie Joe Stalin, 1938! at July 30, 2022 12:14 PM (I2/tG)

107 Oh and
Home School Protection

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:14 PM (Kv5O4)

108 Looks like Germany is headed into that New Green Paradise even sooner than their leaders thought.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 12:15 PM (q3gwH)

109 >>> 102 I still want to buy a beer for whoever blew up those damned guidestones.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 12:12 PM (q3gwH)

There's been some speculation based on what we see and *don't* see in the video that it was a lightning strike.

Either way it's funny.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 12:15 PM (llON8)

110 Yo Yo Ma's cousin. Super Ball Ma sadly caught the Schlong Covid.

Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 12:15 PM (2oJif)

111 Watching that, it was amazing to me there was a market to pay 3-5 times as much for the same egg.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM (Do5/p)

A&W drive-ins here like to quack about their eggs "from chickens fed a vegan diet". Which basically rules out free-range eggs, since chickens love to hunt and eat insects and worms. It's what they do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (R2z2Q)

112 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 12:09 PM (XFI7G)

I don't know that I would fault Elon for his kid being transgender. Don't know what the mothers are like. And yes, in comparison to the others he's "comparatively" normal. He's not saying "You will own nothing and like it" (Schwab), trying to bankrupt farmers so that illegals can take over their land, suggesting putting "bubbles" into space to cut down on global warming or putting birth control in water so black and brown babies have fewer kids (Gates)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (fL5aK)

113 102 I still want to buy a beer for whoever blew up those damned guidestones.
Posted by: Tom Servo
---
But not that crazy twerking fiend on the top of it. She gets no beer.

Posted by: Paul in Texas at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (EG5bh)

114 Neutrality is a myth. Those who claim to fear Christian theocracy actually just want to implement their own. They want Christians to check their worldview at the door, so they can make sure they can control you with theirs.

Exactly the case.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (Ivdso)

115 >>> 104 The Pritzgers are as ugly on the inside as they are on the outside.

I am starting to see the wisdom of imposing a massive, punitive tax on wealth. Like, 90% of all assets exceeding $1 billion, including business holdings, investments, S and C corporations, etc.

The more people like Bill Gates, Soros, the Pritzgers, et. al. treat humanity as their personal plaything-slash-experimental set for their radical theories, the more Republican arguments against taxing wealth ring hollow.
Posted by: The Fool at July 30, 2022 12:14 PM (1dzqn)

They need to lose a lot more than mere money.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (llON8)

116 Looks like Germany is headed into that New Green Paradise even sooner than their leaders thought.

Hot water is so overrated!

Posted by: The WEF! at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (I2/tG)

117 So glad the grans are home schooling. Worried about the oldest who will be a college soph next year...but I've taught her a decent jab and right hook.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (anj39)

118 The truth is, we have denied generations the truth that they are immeasurably valuable to the One that created everything in existence.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 11:58 AM

To Muldoon's "Incredibles" quote, the Left is not about making "everyone special". They are about making the previously "non-special" to the new "special".

Because the Left hates white people, hates men in general, specifically white men, hates Christians, hates conservatives, etc. They also believe all mentally challenged people should have been aborted.

In general, the left does not believe in the sanctity of human life. They only believe in the worth of human life as they define it. If you 100% support the WEF agenda, you are worthy. If you do not, your life is expendable.

To your point about God, the Left has been teaching young generations for decades to be anti-God/Christianity. Combine that with their redefinition of science to promote abortion and gender dysphoria and gender "fluidity" and we get this chaotic hell we're in now.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (Do5/p)

119 putting birth control in water so black and brown babies have fewer kids (Gates)

Gates is also a big advocate for drinking toilet water.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (zm+d5)

120 Tom Servo - first thought it's art if you like it or not and shame someone destroyed it. But that was before I knew what it was, now it should have but nuked long ago

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (Kv5O4)

121 Meant, I don't know if Pritzker is a billionaire.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
___

Yes he is, and he is despised here in southern Illinois.
The Pritzker Sucks signs litter the landscape, which makes me smile.
Considering that there's even moar Trump signs, being a billionaire isn't the reason for the Pritzker hate.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (xzNDG)

122 When I read about the Pritzkers I have little doubt there are heads of state on their payroll.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (eGTCV)

123 The problem with schemes to "tax wealth" is that they never turn out to be what was advertised. The rich *never* pay no matter what laws are passed, but we always do.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (q3gwH)

124 Never mind I was confused.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 30, 2022 12:18 PM (eGTCV)

125 >>> 111 Watching that, it was amazing to me there was a market to pay 3-5 times as much for the same egg.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM (Do5/p)

A&W drive-ins here like to quack about their eggs "from chickens fed a vegan diet". Which basically rules out free-range eggs, since chickens love to hunt and eat insects and worms. It's what they do.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (R2z2Q)

This makes me laugh. I've been letting my hens out of the coop to roam about and the *first* thing they do is chase after the crickets, grasshoppers and spiders lurking in the grass.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 12:18 PM (llON8)

126 Diogenes a little range time won't hurt

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:18 PM (Kv5O4)

127 Out with testing a hypothesis. In with forming a hypothesis and cancelling anyone who questions its validity.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:19 PM (SEd9y)

128 Winston made for the stairs. It was no use trying the lift. Even at the best of times it was seldom working, and at present the electric current was cut off during daylight hours.

Our paradise!

Posted by: The WEF! at July 30, 2022 12:19 PM (I2/tG)

129 Yo Yo Ma's cousin. Super Ball Ma sadly caught the Schlong Covid.
Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 12:15 PM (2oJif)


Eeeeeiiiiiuuuuu!!!!!! Booty Cooties!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 12:19 PM (anj39)

130 > I still want to buy a beer for whoever blew up those damned guidestones.
_____________

That story went down the memory hole fast didn't it?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 30, 2022 12:19 PM (BFigT)

131 Bungee Ma has had and up and down life but he’s got things pretty tied down now.

Posted by: Rex B at July 30, 2022 12:19 PM (DVW2r)

132 I am starting to see the wisdom of imposing a massive, punitive tax on wealth. Like, 90% of all assets exceeding $1 billion, including business holdings, investments, S and C corporations, etc.

Bring back the "death tax". 100% of everything over 5 million or so should do it. That way the idiot trustfunders don't have enough money to do real damage the way the Pritzikers and Fords and Waltons have.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 30, 2022 12:19 PM (zm+d5)

133 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:16 PM (fL5aK)


I'm just saying, he's a weird dude. Doesn't mean he's malevolent, but he's definitely weird.

He's a big proponent of a transhumanist future, as near as I can tell, which gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 12:20 PM (XFI7G)

134 And I just did a buncha types/deletes.

Had to do with excising cancers from the society, but discretion overtook passion, and so I've self-censored bit, here. But yeah, those types need to undergo a radical assholectomy. Best administered by millstone and deep water therapy.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2022 12:20 PM (tkOps)

135 >>> 123 The problem with schemes to "tax wealth" is that they never turn out to be what was advertised. The rich *never* pay no matter what laws are passed, but we always do.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (q3gwH)

Yeah, *that* too. The 10% tax on "luxury" goods which hosed the boat builders in NE doesn't seem to have affected Jawn Carry or Billy Gates' or anyone else's ability to buy an insanely-priced yacht.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 12:20 PM (llON8)

136 They need to lose a lot more than mere money.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket
___

Oh, they will.

May take some time, but eventually, they will lose everything, to their eternal regret.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 12:20 PM (xzNDG)

137 #1 son worked as a cook at a vegan restaurant. The only animal protein the restaurant served was free range chicken. Twenty years later, the kid still complains about tough the chicken was. He says it hurt his teeth to chew it.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 30, 2022 12:21 PM (H31K8)

138 I haven't prayed that they (WEF members) have a fast trip to hell, but I do pray that they would have a sincere conversion experience (obviously all these people think of themselves as little gods and have no belief in the God the Father or Jesus Christ) or barring a conversion expereince that God would remove these thorns from our (the world's side) and leave the method up to God. I'm also praying every day that their evil schemes and plans are thwarted and I know I'm not alone in that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:21 PM (fL5aK)

139 The problem with schemes to "tax wealth" is that they never turn out to be what was advertised. The rich *never* pay no matter what laws are passed, but we always do.

When you have legions of lawyers, and have Senators on speed-dial, somehow punitive laws don't actually affect you.

The European Union has a new punitive "green tax" on fossil fuels. Private jets are exempt from the "green tax".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 30, 2022 12:21 PM (I2/tG)

140 Yeah some said God did it with a lightning. But I find it odd that He would have to make a getaway in a rather nondescript midsize silver sedan.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 12:23 PM (q3gwH)

141 Greetings!
There is, of course, an entire industry of tax avoidance (which is legal, some say, obligatory) for wealthy clients, tax shelters, trusts, etc.
This industry employs tons of lawyers who know precisely where the loopholes in the tax laws are, naturally, because they were the guidance in crafting the laws in the first place.
Ironically, people in this industry are about 95% democrats.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, staying hungry at July 30, 2022 12:23 PM (jTmQV)

142 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 12:20 PM (XFI7G)

No doubt he's weird, I am not familiar with his views on transhumanism but 'll take your word for it and that is very creepy. I think Elon is somewhat Like Trump in that he likes to say some outrageous things to get a reaction.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:23 PM (fL5aK)

143 This makes me laugh. I've been letting my hens out of the coop to roam about and the *first* thing they do is chase after the crickets, grasshoppers and spiders lurking in the grass.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket


lol. I think the neighbor chickens find all the ones they can, then come over here looking for more.

Posted by: Infidel at July 30, 2022 12:23 PM (mn1Pi)

144 When you have legions of lawyers, and have Senators on speed-dial, somehow punitive laws don't actually affect you.

1) The Horde seizes control of the government
2) AtC (re)writes all the laws
3) Utopia

Posted by: Ian S. at July 30, 2022 12:23 PM (zm+d5)

145 Socialism isn't for the Socialists, it's for everyone else

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:24 PM (Kv5O4)

146 Bring back the "death tax". 100% of everything over 5 million or so should do it. That way the idiot trustfunders don't have enough money to do real damage the way the Pritzikers and Fords and Waltons have.

Welcome to generation-skipping investment trusts, and other tax avoidance vehicles.

Somehow the "death tax" never stopped the Rockefellers and the Kennedys from passing their wealth on.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 30, 2022 12:24 PM (I2/tG)

147 Those free range chickens used to give us problems, and then we found that if the night wrangler whistled a few bars from In A Gada Davida they would calm down. Sometimes a thunderstorm would hit, and the herd would stampede. Round 'em up, head 'em out, move 'em on, chicken skin. Wait a minute, that doesn't sound right.

Rowdy Yates

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 30, 2022 12:24 PM (lz5hY)

148 >>> 136 They need to lose a lot more than mere money.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket
___

Oh, they will.

May take some time, but eventually, they will lose everything, to their eternal regret.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 12:20 PM (xzNDG)

>>> 138 I haven't prayed that they (WEF members) have a fast trip to hell, but I do pray that they would have a sincere conversion experience (obviously all these people think of themselves as little gods and have no belief in the God the Father or Jesus Christ) or barring a conversion expereince that God would remove these thorns from our (the world's side) and leave the method up to God. I'm also praying every day that their evil schemes and plans are thwarted and I know I'm not alone in that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:21 PM (fL5aK)

More reasons why I appreciate the Horde.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 12:24 PM (llON8)

149 I just find it fascinating that NYC can't even tell people to refrain from engaging in sex if they are actively infected with what is effectively an STD.

Sex is a human right after all, as opposed to religious observance.


Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 30, 2022 12:10 PM

Didn't the state of California eliminate the law that made it a crime to not inform a sexual partner if you had an STD? Or maybe it was just if one did not inform a sexual partner if one was HIV+.

Either way, it is obvious that the Left cares nothing about health. Their religion is promiscuous sex and abortion. Everything they do is to promote and protect those two activities.

Even during the 1980s when I think there was a lot of messaging about STDs, the Left was against the 100% STD prevention method (abstinence). Instead, they pushed "safe sex".

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:25 PM (Do5/p)

150 I don't live n Illinois but "Pritzer s***s" all over the place make me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:25 PM (fL5aK)

151 Diogenes a little range time won't hurt
Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:18 PM (Kv5O4)


Took her to the range when she was 16. Shooting my Remington .308. The range official was watching and came over and asked if she would like to shoot his 308?
Sure!
He pulls out this totally tricked out work of art. Must of been $20k worth of rifle. He coaches her a bit and then she hits an iron target four for four at 250 meters.
He turns to me and says he can have her ready for her first match in three months.
(The guy was a sniper in a previous life.)

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 12:25 PM (anj39)

152 Silly Putty Ma was very impressionable and could mimic almost anything.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 30, 2022 12:25 PM (4I/2K)

153

*squirt*

Posted by: Anthony Weiner, All Man, All the Time at July 30, 2022 12:25 PM (VamN/)

154 >>> 140 Yeah some said God did it with a lightning. But I find it odd that He would have to make a getaway in a rather nondescript midsize silver sedan.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2022 12:23 PM (q3gwH)

LOL

The car could have been a couple teenagers necking who got a *big* surprise!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 12:26 PM (llON8)

155 Clacker Ma went to pieces.

Posted by: fd at July 30, 2022 12:27 PM (sn5EN)

156 ConAgra loves the death tax idea.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:27 PM (SEd9y)

157 Kudos to Christopher Rufo and Libs of TikTok for exposing this evil indoctrination. They are on a mission and I am grateful to them.

If you notice all these freaks brainwashing children just happen be Democrats that despise conservatives and what we stand for.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 30, 2022 12:27 PM (NpAcC)

158 Interesting little tidbit - many American healthcare orgs use the Caduceus as their symbol. This has two snakes around a staff and is NOT to be confused with the Rod of Rod of Asclepius which has one snake around a rod which is a traditional Greek symbol for medicine.

The Rod of Asclepius likely comes from using a snake's venom as medicine in various ways. So where does the Caduceus come from? Well, in Greek mythology it was related to Tiresias - a sex changing priest of Apollo.

More recently the Caduceus was incorporated into Satanic imagery in the 1800s by Elphias Levi. Satan, or specifically Baphomet in this case, is a hermaphrodite so it makes sense right?

So why do American health care orgs use this as a symbol? The caduceus was formally adopted by the Medical Department of the United States Army in 1902 - supposedly because of confusion between the two symbols by the people deciding on them at the time.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 30, 2022 12:28 PM (ESjRY)

159 123 The problem with schemes to "tax wealth" is that they never turn out to be what was advertised. The rich *never* pay no matter what laws are passed, but we always do.

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The *problem* is that "conservatives" have been using this excuse to avoid taking real action for decades, because the billionaires are just as ball-deep in the GOP's arse as they are in the Democrats'.

The argument is always "it won't work because (reasons) so let's not even try." But the real reason is because the party is corrupt beyond redemption.

Funny how radicals on the left keep forcing their unworkable utopian schemes down our throats, though.

One side fights to win, the other makes excuses.

Posted by: The Fool at July 30, 2022 12:28 PM (1dzqn)

160 So genetic code is like God dialing the wrong number.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 30, 2022 12:28 PM (ImZ7w)

161 Test, dropped my phone

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 30, 2022 12:29 PM (Kv5O4)

162 You can't trust the people who were mostly trustworthy in the past to educate and care for your kids. Not teachers and pediatricians are more interested in corrupting your kids to validate their own psychoses.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:29 PM (SEd9y)

163 These people, the Pritzker's, have taken Dr. Moreau to heart.

There's fix for that.



Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 12:32 PM (xlqcA)

164 To your point about God, the Left has been teaching young generations for decades to be anti-God/Christianity. Combine that with their redefinition of science to promote abortion and gender dysphoria and gender "fluidity" and we get this chaotic hell we're in now.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM

What I mean by this is that for the last however many decades, generations, the Left has been working to destroy humanity's faith in God/Christianity. That is where a lot of people's rationale is based when it comes to their opinions on abortion, sex, etc.

So phase one was to eliminate that as a rationale. Next phase is what we have been going through the last 5 years or so where they are now redefining science. Because the right can correctly state that there are scientific arguments to be made against abortion and for sex and gender. So that's why the Left is completely redefining science.

Millennials and Zoomers (or whatever the generation after Millennials is called) have grown up in this anti-religion, redefined-science era and it's all they know. It's their "normal".

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:32 PM (Do5/p)

165 "set their sights on a new God-like goal"
There is one bit in there that is the most important: 'god-like'. I keep saying Progressivism is a religion. This is a main reason why. They think they can remake our entire society into some utopia and they will be the gods who reign over it.

Posted by: GWB at July 30, 2022 12:32 PM (R1Qer)

166 Biology deniers.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at July 30, 2022 12:33 PM (8bYmN)

167 >>> 138 I haven't prayed that they (WEF members) have a fast trip to hell, but I do pray that they would have a sincere conversion experience (obviously all these people think of themselves as little gods and have no belief in the God the Father or Jesus Christ) or barring a conversion expereince that God would remove these thorns from our (the world's side) and leave the method up to God. I'm also praying every day that their evil schemes and plans are thwarted and I know I'm not alone in that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:21 PM (fL5aK)


I pray the same prayer. However, I confess to dreaming of Justin Trudeau being tried for crimes against humanity and the moment he is pronounced guilty a black hood is slipped over his head.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 30, 2022 12:33 PM (eGTCV)

168 So why do American health care orgs use this as a symbol? The caduceus was formally adopted by the Medical Department of the United States Army in 1902 - supposedly because of confusion between the two symbols by the people deciding on them at the time.

We pointed that out to the medical corps a d they refused to change it citing history.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:34 PM (SEd9y)

169 Clyde,

I personally worked at a Carnation egg ranch. I did it a year and it was the worst job I've done. The chickens were in small cages, with barely enough room to turn around. They were given enough calcium so the egg shell wouldn't break. Sometimes they didn't get enough. When you change out the house to get fresh layers, sometimes the leg would break. They were shipped off to make soup.

These are living creatures. And these eggs these made are nothing like what you'd get with a real free range chicken. Yes factory free range is kind of a scam. But you are what you eat and you are getting poor nutrition from factory eggs

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2022 12:34 PM (9WSy4)

170 Taxes should be low for everyone - but everyone should pay *equally*. Anything outside of a flat tax is an offense to the notion of equal rights.

But...America's current crop of megarich aren't Carnegies or Hancocks. They are assholes buying influence that they use to cash in.

The long term answer is to reduce the scope of government - back to when the only members of the federal government you were likely to meet in your life were your elected reps and military members/veterans.

The short term answer is much harder. If there was an opposition party I would presume they'd be looking at tax changes to soak the likes of Bezos or Pritzker without hitting Joe Maga who owns a small business and is "rich" according to the FNM.

But we don't have an opposition party - just the GOPe with different clients then the Dems.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 30, 2022 12:35 PM (ESjRY)

171 Romans 1:18-32

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at July 30, 2022 12:36 PM (2graF)

172 It occurs to me that when the gays "came out" we (the normies) said "live and let live." Well, that was the deal for a while, but then the radicals started to demand more and more validation. And we rolled our eyes. Then the really sick-o's came out and demanded we accept some of the most mentally ill crap you an imagine.

Why we didn't push back on that when it started several years ago and put these weirdos into institutions is beyond me.

I do realize there are some people, maybe even here, who raised the alarm about this earlier, but I'm pointing out that the majority of normal people just didn't care until it became too late.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 30, 2022 12:36 PM (BFigT)

173 While great summertime fun, Water Wiggle Ma got into some legal troubles over kids and had to withdraw.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 30, 2022 12:36 PM (4I/2K)

174 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 12:17 PM (Do5/p)


Agreed.

I will say this, though. The tendency to deny the existence of God, or to try to mold God into being subservient to scientific observations, isn't constrained to the Left.

I know many a good conservative that will tell you that man is the result of a grand cosmic explosion and the happenstance of time and pressure, that we are in fact merely a coincidence of gradual biological upgrading.

If we are but a chance of fate, an accident of history, how shall we attach meaning to ourselves or our actions. That we are in a rapidly moving timeline that we occupy only substantiate an insignificant portion of in a remote location, if this is our understanding, then all things and actions are capricious and devoid of meaning, and we are insignificant and alone, never to be remembered.

The Left's contempt for the Lord is certainly palpable, but they hold no exclusive patent on it. They just seem more commission oriented as opposed to omission oriented.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 12:37 PM (XFI7G)

175 "They think they can remake our entire society into some utopia and they will be the gods who reign over it."

This is the Original Sin. The serpent promises, eat, and you will be as gods.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, staying hungry at July 30, 2022 12:38 PM (jTmQV)

176 What is the end objective of all this nonsense?

Posted by: Javems at July 30, 2022 12:38 PM (AmoqO)

177 It's a little puzzling that people that clearly hate humanity and want people to die, somehow has gained a reputation as being the people of tolerance and love is love.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 30, 2022 12:38 PM (eGTCV)

178 We pointed that out to the medical corps a d they refused to change it citing history.

Collectively the US is tearing down symbols left and right because the things they represent are "problematic".

And yet a common symbol used by the US government and a bunch of semi-private health care orgs is satantic.

Oh, and I specifically went and researched this because the statue the Church of Satan was touring around the country to bring into political fights carries a Caduceus - so this is NOT an obscure point. The Satanists are aware of it.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 30, 2022 12:38 PM (ESjRY)

179 The sicknesses afoot in our time are seemingly infinite. How will we contend with this? No one seems to have the faintest idea.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 30, 2022 12:39 PM (H8QX8)

180 Jack Ma eventually picked up a gig as a billionaire.

Posted by: fd at July 30, 2022 12:40 PM (sn5EN)

181 https://youtu.be/1zY1orxW8Aw

Don't be stupid be a smarty, come and join the Nazi Party!

Posted by: Mel Brooks at July 30, 2022 12:40 PM (ufFY8)

182 Is it weird that I think this might be hilarious?

https://tinyurl.com/2ne4r3hw

Kevin Bacon is starring in a gritty horror thriller as a Bible-thumping, LGBT-hating, conversion-camp director where the queer folx get hunted down and killed "Friday the 13th" style.

THEY/THEM


/notthebee

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 30, 2022 12:40 PM (EGSGm)

183 Why we didn't push back on that when it started several years ago and put these weirdos into institutions is beyond me.

At the time a bunch of conservatives made that argument. The GOPe's response was, "we already lost this fight, time to move on".

And sure here and there individual conservatives stood up and...one by one got cancelled.

Essentially we expected the GOP would be the organization we would use to protect our rights, and the people leading the GOPe not only aren't going to do that - they'll work with the left in cancelling people that do.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 30, 2022 12:41 PM (ESjRY)

184 The people who want to neuter and spay kids need to be field dressed like deer.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:41 PM (ONvIw)

185 If a rod and snake are good, then two snakes must be better!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:42 PM (SEd9y)

186 The people who want to neuter and spay kids need to be field dressed like deer.
Posted by: CN
___

Hooah.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 12:42 PM (xzNDG)

187 The one thing that needs to be done first is getting rid of step-up. It's how the truly wealthy avoid ever paying much tax. But neither party ever does this. I wonder why.... (not)

1) Borrow against your assets to finance your lifestyle. Interest is tax deductible, so you're probably paying zero tax in your lifetime.

2) Bequeath your (vastly appreciated) assets to your kids. The debt (from your lifestyle) can also rollover.

3) Your kids capital basis in those assets is their value *on the day you died*. You just skipped capital gains.

4) Your kids can now sell some of the assets to pay the debt, tax-free. Your entire life's "income" was tax-free.

Rinse, repeat, across the generations.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 12:43 PM (vcv8B)

188 183 Why we didn't push back on that when it started several years ago and put these weirdos into institutions is beyond me.


Not the hill to die on, there is no slippery slope.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:43 PM (SEd9y)

189 I have long said that as goes Chicago, so goes the rest of the Midwest, and unfortunately that is also starting to roll downhill to the rest of the country too. The Pritzkers are some of the biggest assholes that ever were; the old man and his brother were okay, but the kids are every bad rich-kid stereotype turned up to 11, all at once. Seriously, read up on them and what all they've done in the quest for daddy's money and prepare to be amazed.

Posted by: CppThis at July 30, 2022 12:43 PM (UewuT)

190 16 Synthetic to me means fake, not natural, man made. So I guess that fits.

Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 11:38 AM (2oJif)
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No. Artificial means fake as in a plastic Xmas tree. Synthetic means made by Man but identical to the natural item. Synthetic rubies are real rubies but man-made.

Posted by: Ciampino -- at July 30, 2022 12:43 PM (qfLjt)

191 Is it weird that I think this might be hilarious?

https://tinyurl.com/2ne4r3hw

Kevin Bacon is starring in a gritty horror thriller as a Bible-thumping, LGBT-hating, conversion-camp director where the queer folx get hunted down and killed "Friday the 13th" style.

THEY/THEM

*

Depending on the premise it could be a good movie. For example, if one of them groomed his kid and then the child later committed suicide after discovering he was riddled with disease after a few years in the "lifestyle," or if he had taken self-mutilation steps instead of being allowed to get help for his mental illness.

Need more information.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 12:44 PM (waChG)

192 I think that Richie Rich are building these arks in order to escape the massive death event they are planning with their starvation and disease plans. Hopefully, enough military blow the out of the water, literally. The one Bezos built is mind-boggling, but fortunately they won't dismantle the bridge to let it out of harbor.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:44 PM (ONvIw)

193 Democrat presidential debates will be a sideshow;
Governor Greaseball of CA v Governor No Toilet of IL

Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 12:44 PM (xlqcA)

194 I presume in They/Them the killer will be one of the anti-gay counselors. It fits with what the left thinks of such places and such people.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 30, 2022 12:45 PM (ESjRY)

195 My pronoun is: everything he says is correct.

Posted by: Gref at July 30, 2022 12:45 PM (AMIL/)

196 Well, what seemed like somewhat of a respite here in my AO is over. Local rags are publishing those Coof maps of cases by county again. One county has reinstated mask mandates for government buildings. The fear-mongering just won't go away. So absolutely effing sick and tired of this bullshit.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 30, 2022 12:45 PM (Xrfse)

197 FJB will waffle on running until it is too late to have a proper primary.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:46 PM (SEd9y)

198 but fortunately they won't dismantle the bridge to let it out of harbor.
Posted by: CN


Did that change? Last I saw they were going to make an exception for Bezos' boat. Big stink about it.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 12:46 PM (vcv8B)

199 190. The Mary Shelley monsters created by ill-intentioned and gredy doctors and demons like Adm Levine, are totally fake. The surgeries are barbaric looking, and no amount of hormones will change biology. This is the hill to die on, this and the fertilizer starvation plan.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:47 PM (ONvIw)

200 The killer in that Bacon movie needs to be someone whose life was destroyed by the monsters pushing experimental surgery.

Mmmm bacon.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 30, 2022 12:48 PM (eGTCV)

201 198. They decided not to as of a few days ago. Asking them to dismantle a historical bridge for an American oligarch's ark was too extreme. When they sail out with years of provisions, to leave us to kill ourselves, I want us to blow the arks sky high,

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:49 PM (ONvIw)

202 [Pritzker] gave 24 million dollars to a dem group to help fund ads to help nominate his preferred GOP opponent.
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All this time I've wrongly accused the GOPe of doing this.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 12:50 PM (xlqcA)

203 My pronouns are hate/fags. You must accept them and celebrate them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:51 PM (SEd9y)

204 Howard Ma Johnson is right about Silly Putty Ma Johnson bein' right.

Posted by: Lukkets Ma Johnson at July 30, 2022 12:52 PM (cupoy)

205 Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 30, 2022 12:33 PM (eGTCV)

There are a number of people that need to be tried for crimes against humanity.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 12:52 PM (fL5aK)

206 As for Bezos, let him dismantle his fuckig ark

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:53 PM (ONvIw)

207 Top Ma is spinning in his grave.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 30, 2022 12:54 PM (C1rbv)

208 205. Then dealt with swiftly and severely

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:54 PM (ONvIw)

209 we are making God as we are implementing technology that is ever more all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful, and beneficent.

I keep saying the Antichrist (rather Revelation's Man of Lawlessness), is going to be Skynet.

Posted by: Methos at July 30, 2022 12:54 PM (kOpft)

210 Did that change? Last I saw they were going to make an exception for Bezos' boat. Big stink about it.
Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 12:46 PM (vcv8B.

Dispatch the Dutch farmers with the shit spreaders.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 30, 2022 12:55 PM (89T5c)

211 Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person on the planet that's both not religious and not actively trying to destroy religion.

Posted by: CppThis at July 30, 2022 12:55 PM (UewuT)

212 substantiate an insignificant portion of in a remote location, if this is our understanding, then all things and actions are capricious and devoid of meaning, and we are insignificant and alone, never to be remembered.

See, so it isn't really a big deal if I make your kid trans.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 12:55 PM (SEd9y)

213 I want us to blow the arks sky high,
Posted by: CN


I prefer piracy. Nice boat you have there, Jeff.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 12:55 PM (vcv8B)

214 The Bezos yacht brouhaha is kind of silly.
1) The bridge is old and ugly
2) It has been partially dismantled before
3) It would take a day to remove the relevant section and a day to put it back. No big deal.

This is just people venting because Bezos has more money than they do. Regardless, he won't pay a penny. The people who's livelihoods rely on building boats will.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 12:58 PM (/NCI4)

215 210. As of today, the request to dismantle the bridge has been withdrawn. I hate the oligarchs and their arks. They want to hide on the high seas while we die of starvation. They need to be brought low,

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:58 PM (ONvIw)

216 Well historically speaking, when the great empire falls the filthy rich try to insulate themselves and then get looted by their military 'servants' who proceed to build successor states in their image. So if Dread Pirate Jeffrey thinks he can elude the consequences of his actions by being on a boat, he's in for a surprise.

Posted by: CppThis at July 30, 2022 12:58 PM (UewuT)

217 whose, not who's

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 12:58 PM (/NCI4)

218 Well historically speaking, when the great empire falls the filthy rich try to insulate themselves and then get looted by their military 'servants' who proceed to build successor states in their image. So if Dread Pirate Jeffrey thinks he can elude the consequences of his actions by being on a boat, he's in for a surprise.

The solution is so simple.

Posted by: Captain Nemo at July 30, 2022 01:00 PM (/NCI4)

219 Used to empty the fly zappers from the hog barn into the chicken coop. They would devour those crispy little thing like crack popcorn.

Posted by: Bosk at July 30, 2022 01:00 PM (yh68b)

220 The Bezos yacht brouhaha is kind of silly.

*

Laws, not men.

I'm fine with him obeying the law. The end.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:00 PM (waChG)

221 the signs say "Pritzker Sucks" in big and bold print

then in a less obvious color and much smaller print it says "the life out of business".

or at least around here that is what they say.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 30, 2022 01:00 PM (Cus5s)

222 Don't you shame my shitty English and broken logic.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 30, 2022 01:00 PM (ImZ7w)

223 Hire us to build your ship. We are right by the water.

Posted by: NASSCO at July 30, 2022 01:00 PM (C1rbv)

224 See, so it isn't really a big deal if I make your kid trans.


You jest, but that really is it.

If we weren't created with intention, then all bets are off.

If there is no "Why?", then there is no limit to "Why not?".

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 30, 2022 01:01 PM (XFI7G)

225 Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. The billionaires with their 500M population plans, their gender fluidity crap, their overweening pride and cruelty, need a comeuppance.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:01 PM (ONvIw)

226 This is just people venting because Bezos has more money than they do.
Posted by: Archimedes


Nah. This is people venting because oligarchs like Bezos are hell-bent on shoving their dystopian vision down our throats whether we like it or not. It's an act of rebellion.

I'll take any opportunity to inconvenience these bastards.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 01:01 PM (vcv8B)

227 Laws, not men.

I'm fine with him obeying the law. The end.


Which laws did he break?

Posted by: Captain Nemo at July 30, 2022 01:01 PM (/NCI4)

228 Neither here nor there... I missed this Muse release from last month. Will of the People. Pretty good.

https://bit.ly/3OMdKdW

Free your sons and unlock your daughters
We'll throw the baby out with the bath water
With every second our anger increases
We're gonna smash this nation to pieces
The will of the people, the will of the people, the will of the will of the

We need a transmutation / One we all conceive / We need a revolution / So long as we stay free / The will of the will of the

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 01:02 PM (Do5/p)

229 213. That's fine as long as the oligarchs and their families are brought back to share the chaos and destruction, and get the blame they deserve. It must be like the promised land

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:03 PM (ONvIw)

230 Daydreaming about revenge is probably the biggest waste of time I know.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 30, 2022 01:03 PM (Qhnrt)

231 There are people that raise soldier fly larva for chicken feed. They like meal worms too. But consider what caused the mad cow outbreak in the UK. They were feeding cows ground up sheep parts. There has to be a balance.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2022 01:04 PM (9WSy4)

232 Middle class nobodies - "Hi, I would like to have a 40 foot culvert for my driveway instead of the standard 30 foot one because I tow a camper and it would make it a lot safer for me to go in and out of my property."

Government - No

Bezos - I want to remove a bridge for a boat I will use twice a year for parties.

Government - Okay.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:04 PM (waChG)

233 201 198. They decided not to as of a few days ago. Asking them to dismantle a historical bridge for an American oligarch's ark was too extreme. When they sail out with years of provisions, to leave us to kill ourselves, I want us to blow the arks sky high,

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:49 PM (ONvIw)
----
Bezos may have Plan B. When the SHTF he'll blow the bridge and sail out.

Posted by: Ciampino - historic bridge? Who cares. at July 30, 2022 01:05 PM (qfLjt)

234
Which laws did he break?

*

None that I know of. I'm just wanting him to have to follow them, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:05 PM (waChG)

235 230 Daydreaming about revenge is probably the biggest waste of time I know.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 30, 2022 01:03 PM (Qhnrt)

Oh, and "justice".

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 30, 2022 01:05 PM (Qhnrt)

236


Yesterday I saw the 3D ultrasound of my granddaughter who is due in six weeks. So beautiful and innocent. I can only pray her innocence will not be taken by the evil m'fers in this world. They are evil.

Posted by: four seasons at July 30, 2022 01:06 PM (PisyI)

237 Bezos - I want to remove a bridge for a boat I will use twice a year for parties.

Government - Okay.


Then your problem is with the government, not Bezos. Regardless, it was the government that finally decided not to remove (very temporarily) one segment of an ugly old bridge. What do you think that's going to do for the large yacht-building industry in Rotterdam?

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 01:06 PM (/NCI4)

238 LA spent a half billion building a bridge over the LA river. 3 weeks after opening, the LA Times is demanding the city close the bridge to vehicles and turn it into a free space for farmers markets and community concerts.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 01:06 PM (SEd9y)

239 When they sail out with years of provisions, to leave us to kill ourselves, I want us to blow the arks sky high,

Those are going to be easy targets for Xi's navy once he's decided western oligarchs have served their purpose.

Posted by: Methos at July 30, 2022 01:07 PM (kOpft)

240 Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me (Original 12" Mix) (1982)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s3scfw7DTc

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 01:07 PM (xzNDG)

241 I'm rather disappointed that Super Villain Poo Tin has failed to confiscate let alone sink any of *our* oligarchs' yachts.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 01:07 PM (llON8)

242 Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person on the planet that's both not religious and not actively trying to destroy religion.

Posted by: CppThis at July 30, 2022 12:55 PM

So there's two of us. I thought *I* was alone in this.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 01:07 PM (Do5/p)

243 199 190. The Mary Shelley monsters created by ill-intentioned and gredy doctors and demons like Adm Levine, are totally fake. The surgeries are barbaric looking, and no amount of hormones will change biology. This is the hill to die on, this and the fertilizer starvation plan.
Posted by: CN
---------------------------

If only smuggling fertilizer could be made cost efficient.

Posted by: Rhett Butler at July 30, 2022 01:08 PM (xlqcA)

244
Then your problem is with the government, not Bezos.
Posted by: Archimedes

*

Yes, I'm glad we agree. Like I said already, laws, not men.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:08 PM (waChG)

245 Yo Ma Ma

Posted by: Shaft at July 30, 2022 01:08 PM (63Dwl)

246 What do you think that's going to do for the large yacht-building industry in Rotterdam?

Why should we care about the wellbeing of anyone who caters to the oligarchs?

Posted by: Methos at July 30, 2022 01:08 PM (kOpft)

247 Daydreaming about revenge is probably the biggest waste of time I know.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons


Actual revenge, otoh...

The backlash against these guys is gaining steam. I suspect Davos is not going to be the destination du jour for much longer.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 01:08 PM (vcv8B)

248 Then your problem is with the government, not Bezos. Regardless, it was the government that finally decided not to remove (very temporarily) one segment of an ugly old bridge. What do you think that's going to do for the large yacht-building industry in Rotterdam?

We shake our heads when the Dems do stupid stuff like imposing a tax on yachts, with the utterly foreseeable consequence that the American yacht industry gets gutted, and many people lose their jobs. How is this any different?

I don't have to like Bezos (hint: I don't) but I'll gladly take all his money if he wants to fritter it away stupidly.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 01:09 PM (/NCI4)

249 FWIW, I have zero concern about yacht building or fireworks or other local industry. My point is the same as it's been. Laws, not men.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:09 PM (waChG)

250 233. Are there no bombs in Rotterdam? If the SHTF, the oligarchs and their "loved ones" must be made to stay and face the hell they created. I was happy when I read that the Sri Lankans killed many of their rich.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:09 PM (ONvIw)

251 The bridge was built with slave labor and must be destroyed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 01:10 PM (SEd9y)

252 >>> 237
==
Then your problem is with the government, not Bezos. Regardless, it was the government that finally decided not to remove (very temporarily) one segment of an ugly old bridge. What do you think that's going to do for the large yacht-building industry in Rotterdam?
Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 01:06 PM (/NCI4)

Yes and no. Are the yacht-builders incapable of building a mega yacht unless it's in a harbor with a bridge that would prevent the yacht from leaving the harbor?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 30, 2022 01:11 PM (llON8)

253 It's tragic what bridge heights have done to the trucking industry.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:11 PM (waChG)

254 Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person on the planet that's both not religious and not actively trying to destroy religion.

Posted by: CppThis at July 30, 2022 12:55 PM

So there's two of us. I thought *I* was alone in this.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 30, 2022 01:07 PM (Do5/p)

*raises hand* I'm here also.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 30, 2022 01:11 PM (Qhnrt)

255 What do you think that's going to do for the large yacht-building industry in Rotterdam?
Posted by: Archimedes


Closing that bridge was already a done-deal with the Rotterdam yacht-building industry long before Bezos came along. Bezos just wanted his giant frigging eco-sails so he could claim a carbon footprint smaller than Holland itself.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 01:11 PM (vcv8B)

256 I have an o/t question.
When pelosi goes to Mid East or anywhere, what plane does she use?

Posted by: Chillin the most at July 30, 2022 01:11 PM (6+U8M)

257 249. The WEF types seem to be able to purchase favorable laws, and own the regulators.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:11 PM (ONvIw)

258 Yes and no. Are the yacht-builders incapable of building a mega yacht unless it's in a harbor with a bridge that would prevent the yacht from leaving the harbor?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket


I have no idea. But that's their problem, not Bezos'. That's why he'll never pay a penny unless they deliver it, which I predict they ultimately will.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 01:12 PM (/NCI4)

259 Can Bezos afford to convert the bridge to a drawbridge?

Posted by: davidt at July 30, 2022 01:12 PM (oTZbj)

260 I'm not particularly envious of Bezos. I just think he's an incredibly arrogant man (He wants a country to destroy their bridge so he can get his yacht out?!!) and yes, while I might like more money I would not want to trade my soul to be either Soros or Schwab or Gates. I have the inestimable privilege of knowing the love of Jesus Christ. They don't seem to.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 01:12 PM (fL5aK)

261 I sort of love the idea of someone signing off on a yacht before checking if they can drive it away.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:13 PM (waChG)

262 What have bridge heights done to trucking?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 01:13 PM (SEd9y)

263 I'm not particularly envious of Bezos. I just think he's an incredibly arrogant man (He wants a country to destroy their bridge so he can get his yacht out?!!)

They're free to say no. It's their bridge.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 01:13 PM (/NCI4)

264 *raises hand* I'm here also.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons


Make that four, although I am a religious bigot. I think some are definitely inferior and worse for mankind than others (rhymes with *cough* shmislam *cough*).

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 01:13 PM (vcv8B)

265 Thing about super yacht survivability is parts for constant maintenance and fuel. If there is no society how are they going to support the yacht?

Posted by: Rhett Butler at July 30, 2022 01:14 PM (xlqcA)

266 Bezos can afford to build a new bridge.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 01:14 PM (SEd9y)

267 Call it the Amazon Gateway.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 01:14 PM (SEd9y)

268 OT: Finally made it through purging all the unneeded/unwanted books in the house, and everything (including Lego sets) fits on bookshelves. Now, getting ready for paint (not sure if DIY or paid) and new carpet (definitely NOT DIY). So far, a used book store has gotten 12 boxes and given us $500 with the last 4 boxes there today. And Goodwill has gotten their own 12 boxes, with 4 boxes left in the used book store's free "take" bin, b/c they wouldn't accept any donations yesterday b/c their truck hadn't arrived (so their loss is regular folks' gain). My spouse still should have purged another 2-3 boxes of books (he has 4 5 shelf bookcases still all to himself, while the rest of the family has 3 3 shelf bookcases combined), but getting him to part with 1 box of books was pulling teeth...but I'll wait til he has to move them and re-move them for the carpet...

Posted by: Nova local at July 30, 2022 01:14 PM (exHjb)

269 last I heard plan B for the yacht was to assemble the taller parts somewhere past the bridge. Not sure if that involves some huge different shipyard, or maybe just a few large cranes ... hopefully it capsizes in the process, but it is probably insured for more than it is worth.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 30, 2022 01:14 PM (Cus5s)

270 If you build a big ass boat in a harbor with a bridge, maybe don't do that again. Or maybe move your business.

Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 01:15 PM (2oJif)

271 Saint Paul wrote about these billionaire perverts in Romans 1:18-32...

Posted by: setnaffa at July 30, 2022 01:16 PM (ud6pL)

272 246. The Bezos fail will bring the yacht builders down to earth. These aren't yachts in a traditional sense, they are floating fortresses. I'd like to see Bezos fall like Icarus, though, and bring back dept stores, malls, and human interaction based shopping. But then, I'd like to bring textiles, electronics, and other manufacturing back to the US.

When Barr said that the cartels are too rich to imprison, I thought of pols and oligarchs and the "cartels" they form, too. Fat boy essentially admitted that the justice system is now built on corruption. They didn't give him millions for that stinkeroo of a book, did they?

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:16 PM (ONvIw)

273 261 I sort of love the idea of someone signing off on a yacht before checking if they can drive it away.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns
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What about the company that built it?

Posted by: Rhett Butler at July 30, 2022 01:17 PM (xlqcA)

274 What weaponry on the Bezos yacht?

Posted by: Orange Beard the Pirate at July 30, 2022 01:17 PM (oTZbj)

275 My pronoun is: everything he says is correct.
Posted by: Gref

My pronouns are me, mine.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 30, 2022 01:17 PM (FVME7)

276 If you build a big ass boat in a harbor with a bridge, maybe don't do that again. Or maybe move your business.

This is really the point. I'm sure Bezos' contract doesn't read "finish building boat, start worrying about how to get it out of the slips". I'm sure the contract specifies acceptance after sea trials, which is kind of the point. If the Dutch can't test the boat, they're out the cost. Not Bezos.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 01:17 PM (/NCI4)

277 That's why he'll never pay a penny unless they deliver it, which I predict they ultimately will.
Posted by: Archimedes


No way they're building that things without installment payments.

They'll deliver it by erecting the sails after it's gone under the bridge.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 01:18 PM (vcv8B)

278 So far, a used book store has gotten 12 boxes and given us $500

consider yourself extremely blessed.

That doesn't happen around these parts

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 01:18 PM (dCxaZ)

279 266. It's also a national monument. Rotterdam said fuck you to Bezos. More cities should.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:18 PM (ONvIw)

280 270 If you build a big ass boat in a harbor with a bridge, maybe don't do that again. Or maybe move your business.
Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 01:15 PM (2oJif)


This is an interesting point. One would think that whoever built the boat would have known about this sort of thing. Heck, I've been in a lot of engineering meetings where we talk about international door dimensions as it relates to getting our product through them.

Posted by: CppThis at July 30, 2022 01:18 PM (UewuT)

281 hopefully it capsizes in the process, but it is probably insured for more than it is worth.
Posted by: illiniwek at July 30, 2022 01:14 PM (Cus5s)

I hope he gets it out and enjoys it.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 30, 2022 01:19 PM (Qhnrt)

282 This is an interesting point. One would think that whoever built the boat would have known about this sort of thing. Heck, I've been in a lot of engineering meetings where we talk about international door dimensions as it relates to getting our product through them.

My guess is that the company just assumed permission would ensue, because who would be stupid enough to destroy a billion-dollar business over a stupid bridge span. Apparently they underestimated their countrymen.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 30, 2022 01:20 PM (/NCI4)

283 If you build a big ass boat in a harbor with a bridge, maybe don't do that again. Or maybe move your business.

*

Yeah, not a particularly good advertisement. Although it's kind of funny to think that Bezos might have been bargain shopping.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:20 PM (waChG)

284

192 I think that Richie Rich are building these arks in order to escape the massive death event they are planning with their starvation and disease plans.
Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 12:44 PM (ONvIw)

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A ship needs fuel, spare parts, food, all kinds of things. I don't see how it could be a long-term, self-contained refuge.

That's not say the ultra-rich don't have any plans to isolate themselves in safety. I just don't see a ship
being the way.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 30, 2022 01:20 PM (qOuMB)

285 NYC Catholic school gives standing ovation to "LGBTQ+ Drag Queen Activist" at "Pride Chapel"

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Couldn't they leave that sort of thing to the Episcopalians?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 30, 2022 01:22 PM (FVME7)

286 Somebody failed to properly bribe somebody in Rotterdam.

Posted by: davidt at July 30, 2022 01:22 PM (oTZbj)

287 32 CFO mom: If that was my kids teacher, they would be out of that school immediately.

One need not wait for the TikTok. If your children's teacher looks like that, grab your kids and run. Don't change classrooms. Get out of that school system.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at July 30, 2022 01:22 PM (SHKTG)

288
Y'all will be sad to learn that I didn't win the billion dollar lottery last night.

It is a tragedy.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 30, 2022 01:23 PM (5NkmN)

289
Is tonight a movie thread night?

Posted by: naturalfake at July 30, 2022 01:24 PM (5NkmN)

290 278 So far, a used book store has gotten 12 boxes and given us $500

consider yourself extremely blessed.

That doesn't happen around these parts
Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 01:18 PM (dCxaZ)

Lot of name-brand kid stuff that my kids never read (I had acres of Disney product bought thinking they would love the movies - nope).

And I will say, my spouse's one box was pristine tabletop RPGs, which do tend to go for a pretty penny (it's why I wish he'd sell more)...

Posted by: Nova local at July 30, 2022 01:25 PM (exHjb)

291 That's not say the ultra-rich don't have any plans to isolate themselves in safety. I just don't see a ship
being the way.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug


Geffen's infamous instagram post at the start of the pandemic: https://tinyurl.com/34anz5yd

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 30, 2022 01:27 PM (vcv8B)

292 I did keep all my Dr. Seuss b/c they are good for early reading and they may get priceless if he truly gets 100% canceled. I have about his entire line still...

Posted by: Nova local at July 30, 2022 01:27 PM (exHjb)

293 Remember, these are people who will not answer their cell if you call them to talk, but will respond with some non-speaking mode.

Posted by: UnkleSteve at July 30, 2022 01:28 PM (t9mSz)

294 From the Bee.

Joe Biden Signs 'Don't Say Recession' Bill

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at July 30, 2022 01:29 PM (FVME7)

295 "They'll deliver it by erecting the sails after it's gone under the bridge." Posted by: quantum mechanic

yeah, they preferred to do it at "home" where they had the tools, but they had a contingency plan.

Kinda neat that it is not "sail assisted" but designed to cruise with just the sails. But it is Bezos, who is trying to destroy our country, so ... a pox on his house, and yacht.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 30, 2022 01:29 PM (Cus5s)

296 What did the mermaid finding shaking at the bottom of the ocean?

A nervous wreck.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Glad to see that you're feeling better !

Posted by: JT at July 30, 2022 01:30 PM (T4tVD)

297 knew I was going to do that

Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 01:30 PM (xlqcA)

298 295. I hope it sinks

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:30 PM (ONvIw)

299 Geffen's infamous instagram post at the start of the pandemic: https://tinyurl.com/34anz5yd
Posted by: quantum mechanic

*

Good thing there aren't any working-class folks with ocean going vessels. That could get awkward fast.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:31 PM (ETsg3)

300 47 Clyde Shelton: Watching that, it was amazing to me there was a market to pay 3-5 times as much for the same egg.

I am blessed to have an actual working farm less than two miles from my home in the middle of Mesa, AZ. I get eggs from their chickens. I pay $5 per dozen, about $2 more than ordinary battery eggs. But the difference in freshness and flavor are amazing.

The gal who runs it has the horses follow her all over. She told me that every once in a while the family will get breakfast in a restaurant, and someone will forget and order eggs. And then be disappointed in how bland they are.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at July 30, 2022 01:31 PM (SHKTG)

301 Lunch time so checking in
Posted by: Skip's

Its not polite to post with your mouth full.....

Posted by: JT at July 30, 2022 01:32 PM (T4tVD)

302 I'm thinking the cajun navy could take on these big boats

Posted by: NCKate at July 30, 2022 01:33 PM (2oJif)

303 @284 A ship needs fuel, spare parts, food, all kinds of things. I don't see how it could be a long-term, self-contained refuge.

That's not say the ultra-rich don't have any plans to isolate themselves in safety. I just don't see a ship
being the way.

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That's assuming they live that long. What happened to the Zuckerberg stand-in in Ringo's Black Tide Rising series (murdered by the PMCs he hired as his bidyguards, who then took over his yacht) has a good chance of happening in a real societal collapse scenario. After all, who's going to stop them?

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2022 01:34 PM (PTw5h)

304 191 Moron Robbie, there is a trailer at the link

(Sorry my phone refuses to copy and paste right now)

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 30, 2022 01:36 PM (EGSGm)

305 Daydreaming about revenge is probably the biggest waste of time I know.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 30, 2022 01:03 PM (Qhnrt)


This is why I play NukeMap.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 01:37 PM (anj39)

306 What is the end objective of all this nonsense?
Posted by: Javems

Placing Satan on a throne built by man.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at July 30, 2022 01:38 PM (2L6l3)

307 Would it be wrong to pray that Joe Manchin and Mitch McConnell develop aggressive ass cancer?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at July 30, 2022 01:40 PM (m7R0k)

308 Thanks vmom

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 01:40 PM (K8koz)

309 We've stopped the fracking and much of the drilling.
Next step eliminate the intellectual property and hold for a generation for those who know to attrit.



Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 01:42 PM (xlqcA)

310 Sammiches on the Gardening Thread if you need something to eat.

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2022 01:46 PM (rrtZS)

311 four seasons - Thank you for the reminder of beauty and innocence in this world. I pray that your prayers for your granddaughter come true, that she be protected from evil.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at July 30, 2022 01:48 PM (oGiDo)

312 They shouldn't call it "home schooling" anymore. It's not amateur & it's not insulated. It has at its disposal the entire Internet
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Yes, the internet is an amazing resource for education and information and the free exchange of ideas. That's why it was so assiduously coopted by the State and their flying monkeys in SV, and transformed into a technotronic ghetto of the mind. Its potential as an engine of liberty is the little bit of hope at the bottom of the Pandora's Box.

On the whole, it has been the most unfortunate single development in the history of Western Civ since the fall of Rome. And like the fall of Rome, the digital age will lead to another dark age. We're starting into that abyss right now.

So yeah, for the few who homeschool, it's great. But those kids will still have to live in the nightmare dystopia it's creating in the world around them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 30, 2022 01:48 PM (IXpV7)

313 I'm always bemused by those who think China will/can invade Taiwan. Consider the manpower, ships, logistics, and near chaos of the D-Day invasion after we'd had several earlier 'practice' invasions in Africa, Sicily and Italy.

And China is going to "Surprise!" invade Taiwan?

Right ... sure ... pull the other one.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at July 30, 2022 01:51 PM (RS9ZG)

314 306. Yes.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 01:54 PM (ONvIw)

315 I started playing Expeditions:Rome recently, and looted a Rod Of Asclepius for my healer to bop some fools on the head with. One snake, because Logic Artists does its homework. And yes, the item text comments on the irony of using the healer god's tools for fool-bopping duty.

Posted by: CppThis at July 30, 2022 01:54 PM (UewuT)

316 And I will say, my spouse's one box was pristine tabletop RPGs, which do tend to go for a pretty penny (it's why I wish he'd sell more)...

Posted by: Nova local at July 30, 2022 01:25 PM (exHjb)


what is RPG?

Posted by: kallisto at July 30, 2022 01:57 PM (dCxaZ)

317 307. Aggressive ass cancer would be a merciful ending

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 02:00 PM (ONvIw)

318 306. Windswept House

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2022 02:01 PM (ONvIw)

319 I watched that video of Biden's speech the other day where he never blinked once. He looked demon possessed.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 30, 2022 02:03 PM (eGTCV)

320 Many have said that when all hell breaks loose it will settle out in about two weeks, #2 weeks. With that in mind a boat sea worthy for, say, twelve miles out with enough food an etc's would be adequate.

Put out to sea and watch the fires.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 02:04 PM (xlqcA)

321
I'm always bemused by those who think China will/can invade Taiwan. Consider the manpower, ships, logistics, and near chaos of the D-Day invasion after we'd had several earlier 'practice' invasions in Africa, Sicily and Italy.

And China is going to "Surprise!" invade Taiwan?

Right ... sure ... pull the other one.
Posted by: Lurking Cynic


We're always told China plays the LONG GAME. They supposedly plan in decades while we plan in quarters. If this is true they can just take Taiwan gradually by infiltration.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 30, 2022 02:13 PM (63Dwl)

322 320 Many have said that when all hell breaks loose it will settle out in about two weeks, #2 weeks.

--

When CW1 started they all thought it would be ofer by Christmas.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 30, 2022 02:15 PM (EGSGm)

323 I believe the CCP remains outlawed in Taiwan but the last poll I saw at least 10% of the voters support reunification.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 30, 2022 02:16 PM (EZebt)

324 what is RPG?
Posted by: kallisto
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Rocket-propelled grenade.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 02:16 PM (xzNDG)

325 Yeah, the good Governor at the groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center, Chicago.

Was reading how there's a view the U. S. has not kept up with 'modernization.' We can't hold a candle to very progressive Malta, Argentina, or even Iran (!?) with our restrictive, old fashion policies & archaic social structures & laws. We're not even trying to change as some countries (other than Malta) in Europe have (or are changing) allegedly.

"We" need to adapt, be more open to possibilities & change, now.

As the O's said in the past, many of us are just clingers of the worse kind - apparently. Change is good. And directing assets to areas of most need so say the elite and their sidekicks, whether that be healthcare, housing, education, jobs, food & water, or even trees, is righteous, not to mention building even better lives for the ruling classes.

Change, get used to it. And remember there will be stumbling blocks, i.e., May 2017 The National Archives announced a New Model for the Preservation and Accessibility of Presidential Records, but that pesty Covid-19 threw a wrench into those plans so ...

But there's always Hope.

Posted by: Lola at July 30, 2022 02:16 PM (NIYa7)

326 When CW1 started they all thought it would be ofer by Christmas.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 30, 2022 02:15 PM (EGSGm)
===
Oops.
-Jefferson Davis

Oopsie.
--John C. Calhoun

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 30, 2022 02:18 PM (EZebt)

327 Two weeks at sea waiting for things to die down after a zombie apocalypse probably is an appealing idea so long as you don't think too hard about the people on land who have survived the zombie outbreak for two weeks watching you pull in on that safe vessel.

Through their scopes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 30, 2022 02:19 PM (K8koz)

328 Good thing there aren't any working-class folks with ocean going vessels. That could get awkward fast.
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Yeah, good thing.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 02:19 PM (xzNDG)

329 >>> We're always told China plays the LONG GAME. They supposedly plan in decades while we plan in quarters. If this is true they can just take Taiwan gradually by infiltration.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr
-------------------------------

Like they have any idea how to do that.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 02:20 PM (xlqcA)

330 When CW1 started they all thought it would be ofer by Christmas.
Posted by: vmom
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[rubs hands gleefully, while destroying the Republic]

This is working out even better than I imagined.

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln at July 30, 2022 02:21 PM (Mgbo4)

331 One of the little noted features of Taiwan is that the dominant ethnic group is not Han Chinese but a different ethnicity altogether. Taiwan essentially, even when formally part of China, was held by relatively few Han Chinese over a much larger indigenous population. When the KMT fled mainland China and formed a redoubt in Taiwan, the locals were largely excluded from political participation and office which led to opposition parties being formed over time. Eventually, the KMT had to yield on ethnicity because simply there was no way to win popular elections without recognizing the majority of Taiwan were not Han Chinese.

China does not treat other ethnic groups that well on the mainland ranging from simple discrimination to outright genocide in the case of the Uighurs. So, to some extent, there is a natural anti-Mainland Chinese component of Taiwanese nationalism. For years, the KMT was the party that still held the torch for peaceful reunification while the main opposition party composed primarily of indigenous population pushed for declaration of independence from China.

Posted by: whig at July 30, 2022 02:31 PM (CXr4y)

332 One of the little noted features of Taiwan is that the dominant ethnic group is not Han Chinese but a different ethnicity altogether.

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So Han shot first?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 02:49 PM (jikVZ)

333 Even for all the WWII history I read very little has been the Pacific theater and China is even less.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 02:49 PM (k8B25)

334 One of the little noted features of Taiwan is that the dominant ethnic group is not Han Chinese but a different ethnicity altogether.

Posted by: whig at July 30, 2022 02:31 PM (CXr4y)
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That's not entirely true. Taiwan is overwhelmingly made up of Han Chinese, but that's a very elastic term so it can include lots of different dialects and even languages.

There was a huge influx of Han Chinese in the 1680s when the Ming fled the Manchus (who invaded anyway). There were also Han from Fukien Province, but when the KMT fled, they came from other parts of China (lots from near Canton) so they were all Han but different Han.

That's why people who say "China is 98% Han Chinese" are broadcasting their ignorance. Look up how many different languages "Han Chinese" speak.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 30, 2022 02:53 PM (llXky)

335 Even for all the WWII history I read very little has been the Pacific theater and China is even less.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 02:49 PM (k8B25)
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Have I got a book for you!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 30, 2022 02:53 PM (llXky)

336 BREAKING: Joe Biden has COVID again. He’s returning to quarantine

https://tinyurl.com/4474x7cs

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 02:57 PM (xzNDG)

337 In other words, Joe is not responding well to the drug cocktail and his handlers need to hide him.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 03:00 PM (jikVZ)

338 Maybe this round of Covid will put him down like a rabid dog.
Or he is acting up and not safe to put in public

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2022 03:02 PM (k8B25)

339 I identify as a fish.

Posted by: Sarah at July 30, 2022 03:07 PM (hs4dK)

340 BREAKING: Joe Biden has COVID again. He’s returning to quarantine

https://tinyurl.com/4474x7cs
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 30, 2022 02:57 PM (xzNDG)


Those of us who've been following the COVID "vaccine" and its "progress", knew this was likely to happen.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 30, 2022 03:10 PM (ZSK0i)

341 Don't forget to take your Paxlovid. Covid so nice, we give it to you twice.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 03:10 PM (SEd9y)

342 Make sure you get vaccinated! It will reduce the chances of getting long covid after the second time you get covid. Just as we have said all along. We never claimed it would stop you from getting or spreading covid.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 03:12 PM (SEd9y)

343 Do not take Covid if you are allergic to Covid.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 03:13 PM (jikVZ)

344 Make sure you get vaccinated! It will reduce the chances of getting long covid after the second time you get covid. Just as we have said all along. We never claimed it would stop you from getting or spreading covid.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 03:12 PM (SEd9y)
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We've redefined "vaccine" as something you take which may or may not help. Basically, a vitamin supplement that can potentially kill you, but it's perfectly safe.

Posted by: The CDC at July 30, 2022 03:13 PM (llXky)

345 Who is that loser?

It is Han from Fukin Province

Well, Han from Fukin Province, keep your shit to yourself and we are cool.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 03:17 PM (SEd9y)

346 but it's perfectly safe.

Well, it damages your heart and immune system. But it is only temporary. Probably.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 03:18 PM (SEd9y)

347 The vax may damage your heart, destroy your immune system, and lead to strokes. Also, it doesn't protect you from Covid and we have no idea of the long term effects. Quick, let's give it to infants!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2022 03:26 PM (jikVZ)

348 "Who's to say they really are teachers and not just assholes trying to get a rise out of normies and likes from other freaks."

Well, here's one of our Loudoun luminaries (in the BLM tshirt, front and center. This was last year. She is larger now, and angrier)

https://tinyurl.com/52h3muhh

Posted by: barbarausa at July 30, 2022 03:27 PM (RY/x5)

349 PET NOOD

Posted by: Skip advising you of your Nood threads at July 30, 2022 03:30 PM (k8B25)

350 Seems like you're exuding white priveledge by excluding mayo. OTHERWISE thick cut double bacon, avocado (lightly salted), iceberg lettuce and a kosher dill slice. Which drinks pairs well for you? Also crispy well done big cut steak fries and coleslaw on the side.

Posted by: Ray at July 30, 2022 03:30 PM (sw3xv)

351 And so ends this thread, sadly. But have a book so won't be bored

Posted by: Skip advising you of your Nood threads at July 30, 2022 03:31 PM (k8B25)

352 This is popping up in a lot of industries and professions, and I am wondering what the cause is.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 30, 2022 11:51 AM (xhaym)

The cause is professions don't police their own organizations and allow them to be taken over by their enemies.

Time was, if a "scientist" spouted nonsense, they would automatically be shouted down. If a builder advocated making constructions that would surely fall down, he'd be driven from the profession and be jailed.

But now they let them steal your credibility and use it for their own purposes and support them by silence.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:31 PM (eoQWY)

353 When CW1 started they all thought it would be ofer by Christmas.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 30, 2022 02:15 PM (EGSGm)
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Oops.
-Jefferson Davis

Oopsie.
--John C. Calhoun
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 30, 2022 02:18 PM (EZebt)

Well Calhoun's CW was over by Xmas, when Andy Jackson sent in the troops and SC folded like a house of cards. He was dead by the real CW.

Jeff was a 'conservative' southerner before the CW, as he had burnt himself politically in the 1850s touting secession and again nobody followed. In the pre war agitation he stayed mum while the fireeaters did the initial secession and found they needed a "centrist" to actually do the work of managing a war that would punish them severely. JD accepted the post and rode the sinking ship of state to the bottom, which is more than most of the agitators did.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:36 PM (eoQWY)

354 Seems like you're exuding white priveledge by excluding mayo. OTHERWISE thick cut double bacon, avocado (lightly salted), iceberg lettuce and a kosher dill slice. Which drinks pairs well for you? Also crispy well done big cut steak fries and coleslaw on the side.
Posted by: Ray at July 30, 2022 03:30 PM (sw3xv)

...and when this all falls to pieces on the plate when you pick it up you have a nice salad.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:37 PM (eoQWY)

355 Many have said that when all hell breaks loose it will settle out in about two weeks, #2 weeks.

--

When CW1 started they all thought it would be ofer by Christmas.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 30, 2022 02:15 PM (EGSGm)

WWI was home before the leaves fall and it started in August. History is full of dopes who think they can just arrange things and it will just happen for them.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:39 PM (eoQWY)

356 So yeah, for the few who homeschool, it's great. But those kids will still have to live in the nightmare dystopia it's creating in the world around them.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 30, 2022 01:48 PM (IXpV7)

There are always dystopias being created, they don't need the internet to form and spread. Its just a tool, and it does a far worse job of enforcing conformity than the three TV network and newspaper network of the 40s - 80s

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:41 PM (eoQWY)

357 I'm not particularly envious of Bezos. I just think he's an incredibly arrogant man (He wants a country to destroy their bridge so he can get his yacht out?!!) and yes, while I might like more money I would not want to trade my soul to be either Soros or Schwab or Gates. I have the inestimable privilege of knowing the love of Jesus Christ. They don't seem to.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2022 01:12 PM (fL5aK)

Given their frantic work to destroy or control everything around them, their money and power have given them no contentment or joy. And even if they win as they define winning that will continue to be true.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 30, 2022 03:44 PM (eoQWY)

358 331 One of the little noted features of Taiwan is that the dominant ethnic group is not Han Chinese ...
whig

>>> --- That's not entirely true. Taiwan is overwhelmingly made up of Han Chinese, but that's a very elastic term so it can include lots of different dialects and even languages.
by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd
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The words unspoken; Who are these not Han people?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 03:52 PM (xlqcA)

359 JD accepted the post and rode the sinking ship of state to the bottom, which is more than most of the agitators did.
Posted by: Oldcat
-------------------------

Deciding what buttons to put on uniforms while pleas from Robert Lee set idle on his desk.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 30, 2022 03:57 PM (xlqcA)

360 Of course we all expected FJB to get a rebound case. Not unusual. Excuse me while i clear some more stuff before I have to move these goalposts again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2022 04:39 PM (SEd9y)

361 Canada now has a children's book on euthanasia. Sure, why not?

https://instapundit.com/534319/

Posted by: Ian S. at July 30, 2022 04:42 PM (zm+d5)

362 If you stretch the logic of their two creepy premises...

1. There are as many genders as stars in the sky
2. Transgender are people who are the same gender that doctors and parents thought they were at birth since babies can't talk

Then guess what? EVERYONE is "transgender". Because if there are as many genders as stars in the sky, then there's no way parents and doctors will guess the star correctly. This coincides snugly with the "everyone is gay" and "everyone is a pedo" movements, both of which come from the same source.

Posted by: ... at July 30, 2022 04:52 PM (dscaa)

363 Ugh. That should read "2. Transgenders are people who are DIFFERENT than what doctors and parents......."

Posted by: ... at July 30, 2022 04:53 PM (dscaa)

364 Hmmmm....
I wonder how hard it would be to hack into the Red Chinese Air Defense system and say Weapons Free!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2022 04:54 PM (anj39)

365 They also use smilies and the word "safe" way too often. It's not even creepy. It's in a place that's so far beyond creepy I don't have a word for it. Maybe vile.

Posted by: ... at July 30, 2022 04:54 PM (dscaa)

366 I wonder if there are any good books on how pedos first talk to children they take an interest in. Written by victims. May be instructive to learn the language and see how these textbooks differ, if at all.

Good luck trying to find any without getting yourself on a list.

Posted by: ... at July 30, 2022 04:56 PM (dscaa)

367 115: President Hollander, is that you?

That is what is called a “hate tax”. (h/t, MEP Farage).

Posted by: Cow Demon at July 30, 2022 05:07 PM (CdZ4i)

368 wonder if there are any good books on how pedos first talk to children they take an interest in. Written by victims. May be instructive to learn the language and see how these textbooks differ, if at all.

Good luck trying to find any without getting yourself on a list.
Posted by: ... at July 30, 2022 04:56 PM (dscaa)



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John Wayne Gacy killed all of his victims ( I just recently watched a special about him) so he didn't need to worry about any "tell allls".

Posted by: Chillin the most at July 30, 2022 05:59 PM (6+U8M)

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