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  1. Why am I not surprised? A group that advertises itself as a go-to place for Republicans to get elected is really a a go-to place for Democrats (or those who hold the same values) to get elected as Republicans. This article at the Gateway Pundit talks about Landmark Communications in Georgia, but wanna bet there are similar organizations in all 50 states? BREAKING HUGE: Georgia’s Raffensperger, Sterling and Fuchs All Connected to Firm that Helps Georgia Democrats Run as Republicans And here is the article in The Georgia Record that broke the story. Landmark Communications – The ‘republican’ Political Consulting Firm In Atlanta That Runs Democrats As Republicans, Some With Ties To Chinese Communist Party No time to comment further, but the headlines say it all. The articles give the details on who was propped up by Landmark and how they got busted. Michael
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  2. So you walk into my house and steal my TV set. I go to the police station, video in hand , and say that you stole my tv set. The thief says that I stole the tv set from them. The police say that they refuse to look at my video and the courts say that I do not have evidence, nor standing. Alice in Wonderland. The Matrix
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  3. Michael, Tamed. That's the word that comes to mind in these recent times, even pre-pandemic (which played perfectly into certain hands). The taming of the collective people, not only by nanny governments but by the people who childishly need them. Again, like livestock, aptly, this shows the masses can be taught to be willingly herded and corralled with not a bleat or moo in protest.
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  4. Peter, So did you look at what I presented? (The Dr. David Martin stuff.) It's "observable, verifiable and repeatable." Ditto for what Martin presents. Did you look? If you don't observe something that is readably observable, it doesn't matter what you say about it--good or bad. All you are able to do is present speculations and/or opinions from other people who told you stuff. I agree that silly people, conspiracy kooks and the like are a huge waste of time for the intelligent, but people like Dr. David Martin and Robert Kennedy, Jr., are not silly people or conspiracy kooks. Nor do they inhabit professional environments in science, law and so on that are characterized by silliness or kookiness. Instead, they are among the top in their fields. So, if people of this stature are blowing a whistle, why not observe before dismissing? As to the photographs and paintings going around of SARS-CoV-2 (like here, for example), I'm not that familiar with electron microscopy, so I have to repeat, like I said above, that I am not a person qualified to answer the many questions that arise from what Dr. David Martin, Robert Kennedy, Jr., etc. present. I only know, so far, that others from the establishment are not answering such questions with things that I can observe. I have to trust what they say, even when they come up with pictures. For example, how in hell do I know they are presenting pictures of SARS-CoV-2? They say so. That's it and that's all she wrote. Since these are people from institutions that consistently lie to the public, that's just great. The best I can say is that people from institutions that consistently lie to the public say the pictures they present are... (fill in the blank). So one of the questions I am waiting to see answered by the whistleblowers is, what are these pictures? Are they pictures and images of SARS-CoV-2 or what else could they be? Another question is, if COVID-19 doesn't exist as a virus, or there is no pandemic, what actually killed the people who reportedly died of COVID-19? There are plenty of other questions. I can't answer them objectively (so far). And they won't be answered objectively by ignoring them or taking the pronouncements of government authorities at face value. You know, if I had not seen what I have seen with the manmade climate change debacle, the stolen 2020 election, and so on, it would have never occurred to me to doubt medical scientists. Now, if I want to use Objectivist epistemology, like you say, especially the "observe" part, I believe I would be wrong to take anything (and that includes "and" and "the") modern government authorities and establishment scientists say at face value. Doctors included. Especially when gobs of money and power are in the mix. Given their truth track record, I would have to call believing them without looking at other experts and checking their pronouncements where I can, even when they occur in peer-reviewed publications, an act of faith. And faith is not a tenet of Objectivist epistemology. I'm a lay-person, not a PhD. I'm simply doing what I can to not be lied to and fall for it. I believe this is what moves you, too. (I see you as one of the good guys. ) You have more invested than I do since you can't untake the vaccine, but that is not a factor in epistemological method. Notice that our disagreements are generally over things we cannot observe and confirm. So, for many of our disagreements, I like to follow what President Trump says. "Let's see what happens." Did you catch the language? "See" is a form of observing. A statement like that--i.e. (paraphrased), waiting until there is something that can be seen in order to be certain--is pure Objectivist epistemology in action. Michael
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  5. Great posts ThatGuy. When I first heard Biden say, "They are killing people," I got his message but not all the implications of him "threatening" free speech. I know there are limitations / implications on free speech when you lie or libel but this "White House Down censorship" goes beyond that. Odd. Trump is still calling people out for their bad choice of words, but I never considered him a totalitarian, just a free speech advocate. And the free speech, includes him.
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  6. I want to leave a thought here that I haven't seen anyone express so far. Everybody is asking who killed Ashli Babbitt. Even President Trump asked this. The press on this point has made me want to vomit. They don't talk about it except for a few times, and then, they all dance around the issue as if dancing around issues were a virtue. Well, here's the big hungry angry rhinoceros shitting in the room that no one wants to mention. Ashli was a pretty white girl and the guy who shot her in the head in cold blood was a black police officer, a fed at that. That's the issue. The fucking story the mainstream idiots want to perpetuate in order to bolster BLM and Antifa, etc. Murder to them is not as important as the story they want to tell. Well, no one blanks out murder. It happens. And we need to tell the story of this one. Look at the mess the mainstream story made. Anywho, no links or further discussion right now because I'm going on a small trip in a few minutes. I will be back Sunday. Gonna see the Land of Lincoln with Kat tooling around the old Route 66 (now renamed). I don't expect to look at an Internet screen while we are travelling. Gotta unplug. Be good, kids... See ya' soon. Michael
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  7. T2 should make a stop in Cuba..and stay there.
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  8. And one of the best shows in a while, Schitt's Creek, came out of Canada, acted-produced by Eugene Levy and son. The country has a quality film industry.
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  9. Daily travails of the writer's life. Finding just the right word: Michael
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  10. I just saw Dr. Robert Malone being interviewed by Steve Bannon. This guy is one of the inventors of the mRNA technology used in the modern vaccines. He has not spoken in lockstep with the establishment, has basically issued some warnings for people to be careful with the dangers inherent in this technology, has talked about some of those dangers, and now there is a campaign to expunge him from the Internet. Think about that. They (the establishment) are trying to expunge from history the fucking inventor of the medical platform they now use. WTF? I looked around in a quick scan and they really are doing this. It's not that they disagree with him. It's that they don't want normal people to know anything about him. Michael
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  11. (Picture reads: "I did not have financial relations with that lab." -Dr. Fauci) Heh. [Edit: I was wrong. Fact-checkers have identified this as satire, although they can't be certain that there was no cigar involved, and forensics are still out on the blue dress...]
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  12. This item can't be worse for the deep state. Men accused in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer claim FBI set them up Now get this. There were 18 people all total--6 militia men and 12 FBI undercover agents. What a joke. The only reason I can think of why the FBI did this was to seed the fake news media with a story about the "danger" of white militia as a prelude to the January 6 setup at the capitol. The US intelligence community needs to be disbanded and rebuilt from the ground up. As it exists, it is one of the clear and present dangers currently threatening the American government. Somehow the people in the US intelligence community believe they are the rulers of America. But they are not. There is a document that rules the US government, one they ignore and probably despise: The Constitution. Michael
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  14. Pennsylvania Decertifies Fulton County’s Voting System After Post-Election Audit The action by Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid almost certainly means that Fulton County will have to buy or lease new voting machines. https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/07/21/pennsylvania-decertifies-fulton-county-voting-system-audit/
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  15. https://twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/status/1417561119204519937?s=20 That reminds me of when Vanilla Ice tried to defend his "sampling" without credit of "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie..."Yeah, we sampled it from them, but it's NOT the same bassline...You hear that little itty-bitty 'ting' in there? It's totally different!". Yeah, no one bought that, either. Nice try, Fauxie.
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  16. Those were some thoughtful friends who gave him a female doll. By the end of the voyage I'm sure it was his wife and she had ten children already.
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  17. Here is Rand Paul bringing out the real Fauci. Why is Fauci trying to put words in Rand Paul's mouth with such vehemence? Dayaamm! Where did the cuddly old grandfather go? Fauci's acting like he's cornered or sumpin'. btw - Rand pulled another trick with this exchange that is not so obvious. Fauci, in between calling Rand a liar and trying to play gotcha, is now on Senate record admitting he funded Wuhan gain of function virus research. Damn, Rand's good... Michael
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  18. Over the last two weekends, Kat and I went to Springfield just to get away from the computer. (Great Lincoln stuff and some cool Route 66 attractions.) The idea was to do only one weekend, but when we first went down, the engine cradle in our car was so rusted (apparently engine cradle rusting is a problem with the Jeep model we have -- a Patriot, of course ), that the engine almost fell out of the car. So we had to leave it there for a week to be serviced and go back to get it. A dealer employee was designated to pick us up to get our car. While he was driving us to the place, we got to talking about this and that and he started dropping big hints, kind of almost afraid to talk. Then he said something like, "I know people think different about a lot of things..." I interrupted him with this: "I'm a Trump supporter." You could see the physical change of relief spread over him. And of course we talked Trump and the stolen election the rest of the way. Like him, there are millions of people all over America. He was religious and mentioned some prophesies his church people believe in. They sounded so good, I wish I were... ah... let it go... Here is one of the prophesies so you can get an idea. President Trump will once again walk into the White House to live there. Biden will leave, but will not walk out. That sounds mucho plausible. Michael
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  20. If this didn't come from Devin Nunes, I would think it was bullshit. Nunes: John Durham report is coming, some people will go to prison But it did come from Nunes, so let's see if people start getting busted. It would be about time. On another point, I'm gone for another two days. Be back Sunday. Be good, kids. Michael
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  21. From Stalin's lips to Biden's ears. And from Biden's lips to our ears. This is a legit Stalin quote--one of the most cynical from Communist history. Karrrreeeeeepeee... Michael
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  22. Here's the hearing on video. It's YT, so it might go down. You have to jump to about 3 hours or so in for the start of the hearing. Michael
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  23. Carol. As the saying goes, when you are in a hole, stop digging. That's not the way to get out of the hole. Michael
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  24. Things are happening in Cuba...the Covid crisis and the failure of socialized medicine to deal with it has pushed the people of Cuba to their breaking point, and have had enough, so much so, that they are in the streets throwing rocks at police while waving American flags. To that, I say, "Viva la Revolucion!" ‘We Are Not Afraid’: Thousands Of People Protesting On The Streets Of Cuba read more here: https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/07/11/cuba-protests/
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  25. The Vaers system shows over 5k and the total exceeds the combined total from all reported deaths from vaccines in the last 29 yrs , combined . According to Vaers not necessarily the best mechanisms for true totals , and a comprehensive study will take years . So take the numbers as you will. They do suggest (a la Bret Weinstein ) a rather glaring ‘signal’. But whatever , handful here, handful there . Vaccinations are normally, rationally evaluated for use based on the threat of debilitating consequences of disease per individual. Guess we don’t do that anymore . Ps Oh and the hillbillies are eating Japanese dirt , inserts winky smiley face here.
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  26. In other words, someone said Trump said that and you guys didn't bother to see if he really did? Accepting false info from proven liars is not good in terms of epistemology... One has to identify something correctly before one can judge it correctly. Michael
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  27. BREAKING: VoterGA Finds Thousands Of Fraudulent Biden Votes In Georgia, Has Photo Evidence Of Falsified Tally Sheets "Thus, the error reporting rate in Fulton’s hand count audit is a whopping 60%." https://nationalfile.com/breaking-voterga-finds-thousands-of-fraudulent-biden-votes-in-georgia-has-photo-evidence-of-falsified-tally-sheets/
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  28. As an added point, I also saw law enforcement personnel refuse to enforce the law when force was being used to break it during the 2020 election. That was quite common. Think about this. Lots of peaceful people who were invited into the capitol building by the police on Jan. 6 are now in jail and held without bail. How in hell does that work re using force? In fact, watching law enforcement personnel refuse to enforce the law is so commonplace these days, who hasn't seen police standing by as Antifa and BLM burn down buildings, trash cars, steal from stores, beat people, and so on? Even the mainstream news shows this stuff. How does that work if principles are the issue? And how is it corrected when it keeps happening with no signs of stopping? With a syllogism? Michael
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  29. I'm not really using Gettr yet, but here is something that is bringing joy to my heart. Jason Miller set the trap and Jack Dorsey walked right into it. Jason had Gettr coded so that people would be able to retrieve all their tweets from Twitter and post them on Gettr. When Gettr got a million sign-ups on the first official launch day, Twitter suspended the capability of people copying their tweets to Gettr. However, Twitter's terms of service state clearly that Twitter users are the intellectual property owners of their own tweets, not Twitter. For those who don't know, publishers often have the copyright owners assign their copyrights to the publisher and this is legal. It is not legal for a platform owner to demand this and still be considered a platform. So, in effect, by Twitter doing what it did, it acted 100% in law like a publisher. There goes a strong argument for removing its Section 230 shield from liability. And, from what I understand, Jason is not interested in settling anything. He wants the lawsuit. btw - He just said his team is almost finished coding a patch so this Twitter-to-Gettr copy function is restored. When I get a little time, I might start looking deeper into Gettr. Michael
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  30. And to make sure people think about the obvious: It's a shame President Trump has to make statements like this in order to keep the mainstream narrative from drifting into lame propagandized excuses for communism. Michael
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  31. Peter, You mean like with Derek Chauvin back when that happened? The press and the pundits and the politicians had a field day. Or countless others from the events that prompted BLM and Antifa race riots? Double standard working here? Racism is only a motive when Trump people are accused? That's a premise that sorely needs checking. Michael
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  32. “These are the main cities where massive protests are taking place. More and more are added. The people took to the streets. There is no way back.” #SOSCuba
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  33. TG, Near the beginning of the clip, aren't those two capitol police who stepped aside to let the thug with the board come forward and start pounding on the window? If they weren't capitol police, who were they? They looked like they were police or guards of some kind trying to hold the crowd off. Why would they step aside like that? It didn't look like they were being shoved or threatened into it. btw - I say "thug" without knowing on which side the guy banging on the window belonged to. Lots of people are trying to paint this capitol event as crazed racist Trump supporters hellbent on mayhem, and others are saying the Trump supporting protestors were infiltrated by people (including the FBI, Antifa and others) to spur on violence. Regardless of where the dude came from, in my view he's a thug. Also, here is some more mainstream stuff on video from Jan. 7 showing Ashli trying to enter the broken door window on the far side and being shot. New videos capture fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt during Capitol siege I have seen several analyses of the different videos of Ashli's shooting, some giving weird interpretations (like it was staged and she is still alive) and others giving very plausible insinuations of foul play against Trump supporters. One in particular I remember showed Ashli being goaded to enter the door window by two guys who showed up out of nowhere and as she fell back from being shot, one of them kept her head from smashing against the sharp edge of the stone pillar as if he had prepared for it. Then the two guys disappeared. This was on Bitchute, so when the day arrives that I go digging for this stuff, I'm pretty sure that this analysis with different videos has not been taken down. Ashli was unarmed in all the footage and analyses I have seen. And I saw plenty. An awful lot of people filmed Anshli's shooting and a lot of footage from different angles went out on the Interwebs at the time. Then, like an on/off switch, all that went into the ether as the mainstream fake narrative machine took over... There was too much, though. Like with the plethora of election fraud evidence and now the audits, there is still all this stuff on video out there in the public and not just at places controlled by the Deep State. I believe, just like with the audits, there are very serious people setting up what to do with all this proof so that it gets presented in a manner that does not fall victim to the fake narrative machine. Think of this. President Trump took a long time to ask who shot Ashli. Does anyone really believe he would ask that question in public if he had not seen proof positive of malfeasance? Also, I repeat, the identity of Ashli's killer has been covered up all this time by the fake narrative machine because he was a black dude and she was white. That means, contrary to what the fake narrative projects, the fake narrative itself is racist and so are the people behind it. Michael
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  34. So stating the near homogeneity of the race of the participants was meant to signify , what ? Why did you mention the race of the rioters , why did you consider it important to the discussion? you sure that jab was ok ?
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  35. "Trump Announces Class-Action Suits Against Tech Giants Twitter, Facebook, Google" https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/donald-trump-social-media-announcement/2021/07/07/id/1027768/ and "BREAKING: PA Asks For Forensic Election Audit" https://creativedestructionmedia.com/news/politics/2021/07/07/breaking-pa-asks-for-full-forensic-election-audit/
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  36. Apparently, a software upgrade to the ARI website caused a broken link. It has been fixed. You can now read the winning student essays from 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017. They also provide a roster all of the notable mentions for those years. https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/ Start at the ARI home page and select Students. From there, scroll down to Essay Contests. Click the blue box and on the subsequent display, scroll down again. I found the winning essays well worth reading. The lists of runners-up also are fascinating. Best Regards, Mike M.
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  37. One of the greatest books ever
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  38. I don't know of a fly, Michael. The passage I imagine you mean reads: "Now consider the painting described at the start of this discussion. The cold sore on the lips of a beautiful woman, which would be insignificant in real life, acquires a monstrous metaphysical significance by virtue of being included in a painting....[...] Art and Sense of Life. In short, why deliberately defile beauty? That recalls for me many artists' and screen writers' self-ironic mockery of anything good, heroic and beautiful in mankind. In a word, "naturalism", a denial of the volitional mind. I've read all those authors you mention and they are very good. Their characters are at least depicted as slightly flawed romantic figures, who know their opponents as vile people and get to defeat them. Not: as nothing particularly virtuous separating them, the moral relativism, like much of movie and fictional art (and contemporary culture, uncoincidentally) has it.
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  39. The word going around is that it was one of the men on the detail to protect Mike Pence. Michael
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  40. who Shot Ashley Babbit? Popular delusions and the madness of crowds. Take my word. Respectfully, William James
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  41. TG, Of all the neocons, I respect Rumsfeld the most. When things went to shit, he fell on his sword willingly. And he came up with an epistemological frame that became a standard in all areas of human endeavor: Known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. I think this last will be his legacy in centuries to come rather than his promotion of endless war for profit. If we had to have neocons, I wish more of them had been like Rumsfeld rather than themselves. Michael
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  42. Kick death in the face then ride off. --Brant I'm not always this helpful
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  43. Which means he was a de facto political prisoner albeit a moral hypocrite. --Brant
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  44. Earlier today, Trump, visiting the border in Texas, was asked if he would run again, and answered "maybe we won't have to..." https://gab.com/PepeLivesMatter17/posts/106501355514763506
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  45. "The truth will out": https://www.oann.com/judge-mypillow-case-against-dominion-will-move-forward/
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  46. Depends on the product. Natural gas pipelines are highly pressurized so that the gas turns into a liquid(under pressure). Oil pipelines are low pressure often a diluent is added to thin it to increase flow/keep it from waxing off. Oil pipelines also have “pigging stations”. A “pig “ is sent into a section of line and scrapes it to remove any build up. Also in both pipelines “smart pigs” are sent down a line that monitors corrosion. Over time it gives data as to expected life of the line and when/where repairs may be needed.
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  47. Neuroscience reveals how a year of social distancing broke our brains "Too much time alone can make your social thermostat feel like it’s on the fritz." https://www.fastcompany.com/90650868/neuroscience-reveals-how-a-year-of-social-distancing-broke-our-brains MSK, this one's right up your alley...
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  48. I received some links by email from a special person (with many thanks). How to get Ivermectin! Updates! Houston, We have a problem! (by Farmer Jones - video) Push Health Dr. Lee Merritt, The Medical Rebel - COVID/Viral Health Information Dr. Lee Merritt, The Medical Rebel Michael
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