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  1. I remember the Viet Nam War protesters and there were millions of them. In contrast there are sometimes hundreds of “city protesters” and most of them are paid agitators not even from those cities. So, does the following also apply to the rioters, looters, and murderers in cities across America? Is insurrection a reason for the Federal Government to get involved? After all, those mayors who are allowing some lawbreakers, in the name of free speech, to squash the rights of law abiding citizens, are derelict in their duties. From the “Playboy,” Ayn Rand interview. PLAYBOY: What about forc
  2. It will be invigorating to see the Arabic and Israeli regions be at peace with everyone. I think the UAE peace deal is a step that may be matched by other, larger Arabic countries, with no more Yasir Arafat type venom to annihilate the Jewish people . . . except from some Palestinians and the Iranians. Why be civil? Why not just lash out emotionally? Jimmy Wales was the founder of Wikipedia and monitor of the various “wetheliving” groups. From: Jimmy Wales To: atlantis Subject: ATL: David Kelley on civility Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 08:33:13 -0800, Here's a fairly long quote from Davi
  3. Wait until the aftermath of Trump’s visit to Wisconsin. Mostly, the Kenosha rioters are not from the city of Kenosha. The traitors go there to participate in a rebellion. Trump is not backing down about his visit. "I will see you on Tuesday!” Unfortunately, that reminds me how bank robbers wait for a delivery from an armored car before striking. Peter Notes. KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Some residents in Kenosha fear a planned visit by President Donald Trump after unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake may stir more emotions and cause more violence and destruction in the divided southeast
  4. Michael wrote: “In modern times, I am sure enough money, goodies and privileged resettlement for natives who choose to move out can be offered to make the transition attractive (and much easier than, say, suffering genocide, bloody wars, and so on )” That sounds like one of my favorite movies, Tom Hanks in “Castaway,” or “Robinson Crusoe” or that “exile movie” Pappy something. And it might be more humane than execution. We are binge watching “Colony,” about an alien invasion. Spoooooky!
  5. From Fox News. Acting DHS secretary says more federal forces could be sent to Portland. I think I will put this on the old thread which began about the Pope. I had no idea BB wrote so much about the death penalty. Peter Excerpt from Bill Dwyer below, “It has been claimed that capital punishment cannot deter fanatics who believe they are giving their life for a cause, which may be true. But there is also good reason to believe that capital punishment does deter some people, and in order to be effective and fair, criminal sanctions must be applied consistently and impartially. One ca
  6. Eight to the bar! that was exciting.
  7. I was re-watching that revolting video of Rand Paul and his wife being accosted on the street. I was thinking about the moral and legal advisability of defending him if I had been there. The question I pose: “Is it moral to travel to a place and help defend individuals and property owners from those who seek to riot, loot, destroy, maim or murder? I don’t think any “rational person” would deny that the police, national guard, and Army are legitimately tasked with that job. But what about honest, decent patriots who declare, “This must stop?” In the American Old West no one waited for the sheri
  8. Remember Jimmie Rogers singing “Bimbombey” and “Honeycomb”? Those are songs that are hard to stop re-hearing in your head. Oh Oh Spaghetti O’s. Peter Notes. With over 40 top ten hits in the late 50s and 60s, Jimmie Rodgers is one of the early superstars of Rock & Roll. His biggest #1 hits include "Honeycomb", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "It's Over", "Child Of Clay", "Oh Oh I'm Falling In Love Again" and "The Long Hot Summer", which nominated Jimmie for an Oscar. You also know him from commercial jingles taken from his songs-- Honeycomb was used for the cereal, Honeycomb; and Oh Oh Spa
  9. Hurricane Laura. The Weather Channel was just reporting at 1:41 am as the hurricane hit land and the female reporter yelled, “Ow!” She turned away from the wind and the camera cut away. I think something struck her in the face or eye.
  10. William wrote: I swtiched all my displays to "dark mode" a couple months back - What? Switiched? Is that a game from Harry Potter, William? “EENIE MEANIE CHILI BEANIE, THE SPIRITS ARE ABOUT TO SPEAK!” OK, Bullwinkle. Who is going to win the 2020 election? I predict President Trump, Rocky! How do you know for sure, Bullwinkle? Well, to be honest the spirit was Jim Beam, recommended by that pretty lady Mila Kunis! Who is she? She’s married to that guy Christopher Ashton Kutcher. Who? Ah shut up, Rocky.
  11. Now it's back to half the display page. I ask you to go back to the last way grasshopper.
  12. Well smarty pants, I wasn't looking at her . . . .
  13. I don't want to discuss it, but considering something that happened to me recently, I disagree.
  14. I remember Barbara Branden supporting the people who were defending their businesses during the LA riots (?) I think. They were using rifles and it sounded like a scene from an Ayn Rand novel. If you owned a business would you defend your property if someone was trying to kill you, burn your building down, or loot your business? I don’t think charges should be filed against a person who is using ‘legitimate and equal,” retaliatory force. Peter
  15. Only if I don't have any Activia yogurt in the fridge. I have mentioned this before, but when I donate my blood at the blood bank, and it is AB pos and supposedly not used for any transfusions except for other AB pos people, they call the local hospital and they come and pick it up, supposedly for babies. I was told this is just BS to get a more frequent, "feel good" donation . . . except . . . I have seen them show up as I am sitting their recuperating from the blood loss. Sometimes it is the same woman who comes and gets it from the hospital and I have been personally thanked. Peter
  16. Cough, cough. You have a nice neck and I need your vaccinated blood to jump start my immune system. Vlad the Vampire. Ugh. That's gross.
  17. Her speech tonight which wasn't long, but still ran a few minutes past 11pm was moving and fulfilling. She is a great first lady.
  18. Merlin wrote: “The count of people wanting a vaccine is probably very large.” Too bad we can’t call on Michael Clarke Duncan (1957–2012) who played John Coffey in "The Green Mile." In my version of the movie John Coffey could breath-out the antibodies to everyone within a mile. Peter Notes: Duncan took security jobs while in Los Angeles while trying to get some acting work in commercials. During this time, he worked as a bodyguard for celebrities Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and The Notorious B.I.G., all the while doing bit parts in television and films. Wh
  19. Thanks. I missed that key point . . . again. Yet, could that plasma also sub for a vaccine? I think many younger people congregate "to get covid, and what the hell, get over it and never have to worry about it again." What does anyone think about Sweden's herd immunity policy? Is it still a viable alternative, if you are looking at "the big picture" and care about the elderly and infirm but . . . Peter Notes. From: Ellen Lewit To: atlantis Subject: Re: ATL: Re: Evil ideas Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 14:36:58 -0400 Regarding evil ideas: Perhaps a better formulation of this is that there
  20. RAZORFIST: The New Left, she argued, were reduced to a slathering horde of me-monkeys conditioned to rally around just one social or political cause at once, easily corralled into individual groups for ease of exploitation for fucking votes, endlessly generating political pressure groups and lobbying organizations, demanding unequivocally their cause célèbre takes center stage in the party's platform. end quote Bernie Sander’s hero is Josef Stalin. What a monster. Peter From “Archangel,” pages 67 - 71 by Thomas Harris . . . whenever I find myself thinking about Josef Stalin, I