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Paul Wolff Frankfurt Opera House 1934

 

It’s A 2-Point Race, Not 16 (WE)
Biden Says Voters Don’t Deserve To Know If He Would Pack Supreme Court (JTN)
Beltway Republicans Want Trump to Drop The “Russiagate” Issue (sundance)
Biden Misquotes Trump on Gold Star Families (FactCheck.org)
50 Richest Americans Now Worth More Than Poorest 165 Million (ZH)
Most Voters Believe FBI Should Be Prosecuted For Role In Russia Probe (JTN)
EU Agrees Common ‘Traffic Light’ System For Coronavirus Travel (R.)
New Italy Mandate Requires Face Masks At All Times When Outside (JTN)
Schools Aren’t Super-Spreaders (Oster)

 

 

 

 

The Plot Against the President

 

 

Pollsters, like much of the press, don’t care about their credibility. They’re political instruments.

It’s A 2-Point Race, Not 16 (WE)

Add John Zogby to the growing number of Democratic pollsters questioning major media surveys showing a double-digit lead by Joe Biden over President Trump. “It’s closer than you think,” according to Zogby, who’s own John Zogby Strategies survey puts Biden’s lead at two points, 49%-47%. In his latest podcast with son and pollster Jeremy Zogby, John Zogby said that polls showing a bigger Biden lead are using a bad model, one that includes far too many Democrats. His model follows the partisan turnout in 2016 that was about 34% Republicans and about 38% Democrats. “We believe that is a more accurate reflection of the turnout model,” he said. But others showing a big Biden lead over-weigh Democrats. “Now some of the polls that have come out, I find troubling,” he said, citing CNN, Fox, and YouGov.

They give an average 15-point advantage to Democrats. CNN had it a 16-point lead. “I’m a Democrat,” he said, but “I just don’t don’t think the sampling is accurate.” While the elder Zogby didn’t cite a reason other pollsters are showing a bigger Biden lead, his son Jeremy did — Biden bias. “To me, it’s only two things. It’s deliberate, or it’s a projection of bias, and I would go with the latter,” he said in their weekly conversation, The Zogby Report. “If you live in an area, and you live in an echo chamber, and most of your friends think a certain way, a lot of times the echo chamber effect is that you tend to project, ‘How could people think such a certain way, clearly, for example, the president is out of mind, and he’s bad for this country, he’s bad for the world, so of course people are going to turn out in droves for Biden.’ I’m afraid that that’s what’s happening, a projection of bias in the data,” he said.

John McLaughlin, of McLaughlin & Associates, recently sent a memo to the president titled “Skewed media polls,” and said the media is trying to rig the election and suppress the GOP vote by making it look like a Biden runaway. In it, he wrote, “The latest skewed media polls must be intentional. It’s clear that NBC, ABC and CNN who have Democrat operatives like Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos and other Democrats in their news operations are consistently under-polling Republicans and therefore, reporting biased polls. They continue to poll adults or registered voters that skew away from likely voters. So instead of the 33% Republican turnout which actually happened in 2016, they are reporting polls on only 26%, 25% or even 24% Republicans.

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“You’ll know my position on court-packing the day after the election..” What a curious thing to say. But who attacks him on it? He gets away with it.

“.. the moment he answers that question all headlines will be about his stance.” No, the same press who don’t ask it now will not write about it after.

Biden Says Voters Don’t Deserve To Know If He Would Pack Supreme Court (JTN)

During a trip to Las Vegas, a reporter confronted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on if he would pack the court, in which he replied that voters don’t deserve to know. A KTNV reporter told Biden the number one thing viewers have asked in the past couple days is if he would choose to pack the court. “Well you’ve been asked by the viewers who are probably Republicans who don’t want me continuing to talk about what they’re doing to the court right now,” Biden responded Friday. “Well, sir don’t the voters deserve to know…?” reporter Ross DiMattei asked.


“No they don’t…. I’m not gonna play his game, he’d love me to talk about, and I’ve already said something on court packing, he’d love that to be the discussion instead of what he’s doing now,” Biden said. Last year during the Democratic primary, Biden claimed to oppose packing the court, something some of the other candidates supported. “You’ll know my position on court-packing the day after the election,” Biden said in Phoenix on Thursday, explaining that the moment he answers that question all headlines will be about his stance.

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In whose interest is this?

Beltway Republicans Want Trump to Drop The “Russiagate” Issue (sundance)

While it might seem frustrating to see republicans and conservatives demanding that President Trump stop talking about the greatest act of sedition and usurpation, within our Constitutional Republic in the history of our nation, this espousal by Andrew McCarthy is factually a very wide-spread opinion within the DC beltway:

Take the intents in their best possible light, and the basic premise is that no-one cares about the abuses of power that took place. National Review article by Rich Lowry is here. I have shared by own thoughts on this matter several times; and despite knowing this issue may not/will not drive the 2020 election; in my own contemplation I keep coming back to this central question: How can this be ignored? “… How does the office of a U.S. president; and more importantly the republic itself; survive a coordinated coup effort involving all three branches of government; while simultaneously those in charge of exposing the corruption fear the scale is too damaging for them to reveal?” What are your thoughts?

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Did he say really crazy things? Factcheck says no.

Biden Misquotes Trump on Gold Star Families (FactCheck.org)

Bartiromo, Oct: 8: And you said it was a blessing in disguise. Trump: A blessing in disguise. I’m — I’m glad because I’m the leader. And I can’t be like Biden where I hang out in a basement every day. Sure, he — if I wanted to hang out in a basement, I wouldn’t catch it, but I meet a lot of people and I have to. I’m the president of the country. I can’t hang around in a basement. So, I figured there would be a chance that I would catch it. Sometimes I’d be with — in groups of — for instance Gold Star families. I met with Gold Star families. I didn’t want to cancel that. But they all came in and they all talked about their son and daughter and father.

And, you know, they all came up to me and they tell me a story, Maria. It was really amazing actually, beautiful but sad. And they come up and they tell me a story about my son, sir, was in Iraq or he was in Afghanistan. And sir, he did this and he did that and then he charged in order to save his friends. And yes, sir, he was killed but he saved his friends. He’s so brave, sir. And they tell me these stories and I can’t say, “Back up, stand 10 feet.” I just can’t do it. And I went through like 35 people and everyone had a different story. I could also say don’t tell stories. They’re telling the story of their son who just died or daughter — Bartiromo: Right.

Trump: — or husband who just died in a war or recently died, you know, mostly over the last 10, 12 years but some very recent. And I can’t back up, Maria, and say, “Give me room, I want room. Give me 12 feet, stay 12 feet away when you talk.” They come, they come, within an inch of my face sometimes. They want to hug me and they want to kiss me. And they do. And frankly, I’m not telling them to back up. I’m not doing it. But I did say it’s like, you know — it’s obviously dangerous. It’s a dangerous thing I guess if you go by the COVID thing. But I’m thinking — Bartiromo: Yes. Trump: Look, I look at the numbers. I figured that you probably — that probably at some point I’d catch it and I’ll get better. That’s what happened. I’ve caught it.

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Perversity.

50 Richest Americans Now Worth More Than Poorest 165 Million (ZH)

If readers want more evidence that the current economic system is rigged towards the working poor, well, look no further: New Federal Reserve data shows how these monetary wizards exacerbated the wealth gap during the virus pandemic via unprecedented quantitative easing programs. Never before has the Fed unleashed so much monetary stimulus in a given quarter (2Q20) to shield the economy from the virus-induced downturn. The result is a “K-shaped” recovery, disproportionately affecting low-wage service workers and households of color, while billionaires, cent millionaires, and millionaires added record wealth. The Fed’s monetary interventions resulted in surging stock and other asset prices, while those who owned no assets did not participate in the “V” recovery.

Earlier this week, Swiss bank UBS and accounting firm PwC published a new report that showed the wealth of the world’s 2,189 billionaires jumped to a new record high of $10.2 trillion in July, surpassing the $8.9 trillion record at the end of 2017. It was only when the world’s central banks aggressively expanded their balance sheets, beginning in March, that the rich got richer… Bloomberg notes that the Fed data shows the top 1% of Americans are worth $34.2 trillion, while the poorest 50%, around 165 million people, control about $2.08 trillion, or less than 2% of all household wealth. Meanwhile, the 50 wealthiest people in the country are worth almost $2 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, up $339 billion from the start of 2020. Tesla’s Elon Musk is a prime example of a billionaire who saw his wealth rapidly increase this year, up $75.6 billion year-to-date, to $103 billion.


Covid-19 has exacerbated the already worsening inequality issues in the U.S. If it’s monetary or fiscal, the transmission of stimulus has primarily flowed to society’s wealthiest. The rich got richer, and the working-poor got poorer. Tens of millions of working poor households were handed lousy $1,200 checks, with many folks still without jobs, depleted emergency savings, food insecurity issues, and millions at risk of eviction. The wealthiest 1% saw their wealth erupt earlier this year as they own about 50% of all stocks and mutual funds. The top 9% own about a third of stocks, which means the top 10% of Americans own about 88% of stocks.

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The takeaway from this is how few people know they lied to a FISA court.

Most Voters Believe FBI Should Be Prosecuted For Role In Russia Probe (JTN)

A near-majority of voters say FBI agents and leaders should be prosecuted for their role in the Russian collusion conspiracy theory, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. Among the voters, 46% said FBI officials should be criminally charged over the scandal, while only half that number — 23% — said they shouldn’t. Thirty percent were unsure. The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from October 1-3, 2020.

In a related Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen, just one-third of voters were aware that the FBI lied to a judge to obtain wiretaps against 2016 Trump campaign associates. When asked, 33% of voters said it was “true” that FBI agents lied to a judge to obtain warrants against Trump campaign affiliates. A fifth of all voters — 21% — found the allegation to be “false,” while 46% were unsure. The results indicate that relatively few voters are aware that former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith earlier this year admitted to falsifying an email used to obtain a wiretap against 2016 Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

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As if that solves any problems.

EU Agrees Common ‘Traffic Light’ System For Coronavirus Travel (R.)

European Union countries agreed on Friday to a common “traffic light” system to guide them on COVID-19 testing or quarantines on EU tourists and other non-essential travellers during the pandemic.It aims to end a confusing patchwork of restrictions across Europe and to bring back free movement of people, one of the key principles of the EU, within the 27-nation bloc when conditions allow. The system would lead to more “predictability and transparency” when travelling under COVID conditions in the EU, a spokesman for the German EU Council presidency said, calling it an important step forward.

The guidelines, which were backed by a majority of EU governments and will be formally adopted next week, advise that restrictions should be non-discriminatory, proportionate and limited to what is necessary. Under the plan, regions across the European Union will be designated green, orange or red, based on the degree to which the virus is under control, and grey if data is insufficient. The idea is that all countries will grant access to visitors from green zones. The European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control will provide weekly updates to assign the colours.

Based on its current assessment, with COVID-19 cases spiking across Europe, few areas would qualify as green – most of eastern Germany, parts of the Nordic and Baltic countries, Cyprus, certain regions of Bulgaria and Greece and one zone in Italy. While individual EU countries are free to determine their own measures, they will be encouraged to be consistent, for example setting the same measures for all red zones. A green status will apply to regions with fewer than 25 infections per 100,000 people in 14 days and where the percentage of positive tests is below 4%. Red means infection rates of 50 or more and positive tests of 4% or higher or infection rates of over 150 even with a low positive test rate.

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“..masks and protective gear..” What other gear does he mean? Look, if people wear just anything on their faces nobody gets protected. That’s just signalling.

I just bought a whole bunch of KN95 masks for the people working at the social kitchen in Athens. They are at risk. And if I can do that, your government can also.

But this is just plain nonsense. The risk of getting infected outside is not zero, but still negligible.

New Italy Mandate Requires Face Masks At All Times When Outside (JTN)

Protesters gathered in Rome on Saturday to show their anger over the country’s mask mandates among other continuous COVID-19 rules as infections across Italy and Europe are on the rise. Demonstrators expressed their frustration over harsh virus mandates that have not stopped since the beginning of the pandemic, including a new order that calls for all Italians to wear face masks while outside or else they could face a fine up to 1,000 euros ($1,200). “From now on, masks and protective gear have to be brought with us when we leave our house and worn. We have to wear them all the time unless we are in a situation of continuous isolation,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.


There were two different anti-mask protests on Saturday in the city, according to AP News. The ‘march for freedom’ event rallied Italians together to show their government disapproval and concerns for the democracy and economy. There have been 350,000 confirmed cases of the virus in Italy and 36,140 deaths. Most of the recent cases in the country are asymptomatic, and are detected through increased testing.

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Smart girl.

Schools Aren’t Super-Spreaders (Oster)

In early august, the first kids in America went back to school during the pandemic. Many of these openings happened in areas where cases were high or growing: in Georgia, Indiana, Florida. Parents, teachers, and scientists feared what might happen next. The New York Times reported that, in parts of Georgia, a school of 1,000 kids could expect to see 20 or 30 people arrive with COVID-19 during week one. Many assumed that school infections would balloon and spread outward to the broader community, triggering new waves. On social media, people shared pictures of high schools with crowded hallways and no masking as if to say I told you so.

Fear and bad press slowed down or canceled school reopenings elsewhere. Many large urban school districts chose not to open for in-person instruction, even in places with relatively low positivity rates. Chicago, L.A., Houston—all remote, at least so far. It’s now October. We are starting to get an evidence-based picture of how school reopenings and remote learning are going (those photos of hallways don’t count), and the evidence is pointing in one direction. Schools do not, in fact, appear to be a major spreader of COVID-19. Since early last month, I’ve been working with a group of data scientists at the technology company Qualtrics, as well as with school-principal and superintendent associations, to collect data on COVID-19 in schools.

Our data on almost 200,000 kids in 47 states from the last two weeks of September revealed an infection rate of 0.13 percent among students and 0.24 percent among staff. That’s about 1.3 infections over two weeks in a school of 1,000 kids, or 2.2 infections over two weeks in a group of 1,000 staff. Even in high-risk areas of the country, the student rates were well under half a percent. School-based data from other sources show similarly low rates. Texas reported 1,490 cases among students for the week ending on September 27, with 1,080,317 students estimated at school—a rate of about 0.14 percent. The staff rate was lower, about 0.10 percent. These numbers are not zero, which for some people means the numbers are not good enough.

But zero was never a realistic expectation. We know that children can get COVID-19, even if they do tend to have less serious cases. Even if there were no spread in schools, we’d see some cases, because students and teachers can contract the disease off campus. But the numbers are small—smaller than what many had forecasted. Predictions about school openings hurting the broader community seem to have been overblown as well. In places such as Florida, preliminary data haven’t shown big community spikes as a result of school openings. Rates in Georgia have continued to decline over the past month. And although absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, I’ve read many stories about outbreaks at universities, and vanishingly few about outbreaks at the K–12 level.

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    Paul Wolff Frankfurt Opera House 1934   • It’s A 2-Point Race, Not 16 (WE) • Biden Says Voters Don’t Deserve To Know If He Would Pack Supreme Cou
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle October 11 2020]

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    V. Arnold
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    Paul Wolff Frankfurt Opera House 1934

    Great photograph; love that little convertable Coupe in the foreground……….

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    Michael Reid
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    Financial matters are not an area that I consider myself well versed in. However I recently stumbled upon references to this book:
    Giants: The Global Power Elite

    Front Cover
    Peter Phillips
    Seven Stories Press, 2018 – Business & Economics – 384 pages
    0 Reviews
    A look at the top 300 most powerful players in world capitalism, who are at the controls of our economic future.
    Who holds the purse strings to the majority of the world’s wealth? There is a new global elite at the controls of our economic future, and here former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils for the general reader just who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett.
    As the number of men with as much wealth as half the world fell from sixty-two to just eight between January 2016 and January 2017, according to Oxfam International, fewer than 200 super-connected asset managers at only 17 asset management firms–each with well over a trillion dollars in assets under management–now represent the financial core of the world’s transnational capitalist class. Members of the global power elite are the management–the facilitators–of world capitalism, the firewall protecting the capital investment, growth, and debt collection that keeps the status quo from changing. Each chapter in Giants identifies by name the members of this international club of multi-millionaires, their 17 global financial companies–and including NGOs such as the Group of Thirty and the Trilateral Commission–and their transnational military protectors, so the reader, for the first time anywhere, can identify who constitutes this network of influence, where the wealth is concentrated, how it suppresses social movements, and how it can be redistributed for maximum systemic change.

    And a review of the book:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335591123_Giants_The_Global_Power_Elite/fulltext/5d6f235ca6fdccf93d3874f3/Giants-The-Global-Power-Elite.pdf

    And a video of Abbey Martin speaking with the author:

    It seems to shine some light on how capitalism has transformed governments and societies

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    zerosum
    Participant

    @ Michael Reid
    I put it in my bookmark.
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    It used to be that +60% of people couldn’t meet a small emergency, (didn’t have the savings), (were living paycheck to paycheck).

    Since almost 1/3 couldn’t pay the Oct. rent, then that must mean that there are less than +60% still in financial trouble.
    Things must be getting better.
    I didn’t need Larry K. to tell me.
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    What are your thoughts?
    1. no-one cares about the abuses of power that took place
    2. almost everybody has already been bought
    3. The voters will tell us the truth on voting day

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    Dr. D
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    Anyone know what that car is? Looks easy to fix. Rear vents make it like a VW.

    “34% Small Business couldn’t pay”

    Couldn’t? Or didn’t? There may be some that can but declined, but I expect there were a number who increased debt to pay: a poor bet. They will keep things shut down for a thousand years if you let them get away with it. Even as Fauci’s article about how CV is less dangerous than the flu makes the rounds. His paper: Flu = 0.1%. CV? 0.06%. “Shut it down Mr. President, shut it down.” There’s a child in Omaha allergic to peanuts undergoing chemo. Shut down planet earth and all those dirty workers and business owners. …Oh, and round up the Jews. Of course! Did I really need to add that? That’s a given for CIA-Iran families like DeBlasio’s.

    It’s closer than you think,” … survey puts Biden’s lead at two points, 49%-47%.”

    Yes, totally discarding the electoral college. So like ‘16 which they seem desperate to re-enact, they are going to lose in a big way according to the 230-year election rules. Sounds like I’m against them, but I’m not: I’m advising how NOT to lose, like getting an actual candidate, one not despised by black voters, and paying attention to states: They just won’t do it. He is campaigning in home state of PA, so that’s good news: just with the message he’s going to take the guns of every hunter from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, and pack the court with 10,000 judges. I mean, really? Can’t you at least lie? Show some spirit. And the voters “don’t deserve”? Yeah, screw us, we wouldn’t tell you the truth if our life depended on it…because the people would depose them and never support again. https://www.walkawaycampaign.com/

    Another victory lap, Erdogan again trying to re-establish the Ottoman Empire: not exactly a mystery, he ran on that very platform, but constantly ignored. He doesn’t dare attack NATO Greece, and has been squeezed down in Syria, so he turned to Armenia. Like all despots, he’ll bloody well attack somebody and doesn’t really care who. So if you’re pulling troops out of Syria and Afghanistan and making peace in the Saudi peninsula, what kind of despot are you, really? And obeying Congress and Courts: you’re an embarrassment to dictators everywhere. Too bad they got back into NoKo and reversed that pretty well. But with CIA, China, and Google in there trying to make sure WWIII is on-tap, no surprise it didn’t go smoothly first time ‘round.

    Never fear: they will simply report the opposite. And the opposite of the opposite. And anything they make up in their heads in the next 60 seconds. RussiaRussiaRussia. Still at it.

    Trump is “letting down his side” by arresting for 10,000 felonies leading to sedition and possible treason. ‘Cause “our side’ supports a two-tier justice system where we taze and arrest you outside in a park, in your home with your kids, for even DISCUSSING not wearing a mask, but if you commit an open Coup, and write it in public, publicly discovered, plant evidence, tamper with judges, in the open promotion of WWIII with Russia, while erasing human rights and free speech, free journalism worldwide for reporters that have never been there, aw shucks Cleetus, that’s just good fun.

    In 2003, Biden was “a senator bullish about the push to war [in Iraq]”

    And in 2016, bullish on WWIII with Russia over Syria by supporting Obama’s/HRC’s “no-fly zone.” Yay total destruction of planet earth and all things on it! Very Green. Very “Save the Planet.” But…they got that open-air slave market in Africa’s most prosperous country, so that’s a win. Biden was there when Obama bombed so many brown people they ran out of bombs! Stunning and brave.

    “50 Richest Americans Now Worth More Than Poorest 165 Million (ZH)”

    Why do you support these 50? When are you going to stop? They get their wealth through monopoly and government protection and contracts. Why don’t you take that away and remove the power of government to determine winners (50 Billionaires) and losers (you and everyone you know)? Nope. We need MOAR government, and despite 100 years of the dead-opposite, THIS TIME government will make all the rich billionaires and Senators POOR, not rich. Trust me. What we really need is Socialism. I mean, not like now, which is: Socialism.

    Oh, and Covid lockdown, on a dead-flat death rate – couldn’t be flatter, no medical access crisis anywhere – has doubled their wealth. They didn’t do that: only the government has the power to double their personal fortunes that fast with unscientific edicts. And all those governments that shut down to make all those Billionaires while making you lose your house? Democrats and Democratic Socialists.

    FBI lying and prosecution: shows why they haven’t enforced the law. Under a populist, they must first build popular desire, then fill it. Also shows my U.S. affiliation 30-30-30% perfectly. Paradigm, really, as each group is immune from the perception and facts of the other.

    “• EU Agrees Common ‘Traffic Light’ System For Coronavirus Travel (R.)”

    Wiggling around trying to figure out how to lock down in totalitarianism and fascism, the new Feudalism, for 1,000 years while having it done somehow with the people’s support. This while there is no medical crisis, the hospitals are not full, and we are +15 weeks past their 15-day guarantee. Of course. As if the dumbest guy, drooling in a corner, couldn’t see this coming. They are not going to give this back. They will never, ever unlock until you go make them. Why would they? All their fortunes have doubled. Yours have halved. That’s why you, the people, are the enemy of the State. Oh wait, aren’t the PEOPLE the ‘State’, not the government or corporations (merged)? I thought that’s how it worked. Not under the “Post-Enlightenment” where after we have ‘light’, we have darkness.

    COVID-19 cases spiking across Europe,”

    Is that like here where 10 people have it, then 10 more get it? Not exactly what you call ‘epidemic’. And “cases” ah, is there anyone left on earth who cannot get screwed white by bait-and-switch? “Cases” that lead to no deaths? That kind of “case”? The sort that don’t matter and you’d never even know you were sick without a test having a possible 90% false positive rate? Keep it up: then complain bitterly your own actions have halved your wealth and doubled the wealthy. Tell me all about it.

    “New Italy Mandate Requires Face Masks At All Times When Outside (JTN)”

    Because: no science. No logic. The only law is P O W E R. Didn’t Orwell tell you this? We don’t get power TO do something, POWER is the end goal itself. It is its own addiction and its own reward. The boot on the face of humanity…forever…isn’t to GET something; it’s because we LIKE crushing. Destroying. Lording. Stomping innocents is the only purpose to get power. So go ahead and give the government more then tell me all about how their stomping is the “Bad Thing.”

    Points up Right and Left are the same. I’m too generous: even confused by the obvious Anarchist flag in his background, I still figured it was finally the Right who was after Governor Whitmer. You know: it’s been 15 out of 16 mass-shootings from the Left, so it was time, maybe the Right was just thoughtless and confused as happens with those guys. Nope. Conspirator was indeed an Anarchist attending BLM rallies. Described as the “Right”. Being the anti-government right? Bookends to the anti-government “Left” of 130 days of non-stop anti-government rioting? With their motto: “Revolution, nothing less”? So these are the Anti-Trump-Government Trump supporters? You know, where Trump’s executive ARRESTED the plotters. Logic. Reported media-wide. Yes, I always fight myself while rallying WITH the enemy: that’s just common sense.

    Okay, that’s not my point, my point is that there are only two sides: Liberty, and Authoritarianism. “Left” and “Right” are now meaningless buzzwords, a fake setup both believe in government as all power and humans as bugs to be directed and exterminated by them. By the collective. (Top anchor Olbermann 10/10/20: Trump supporters are “maggots” who must be “removed from society” in a ‘final solution’ I’m sure.) “Liberty”, the value of the Enlightenment, believes you can’t have the means of erasing man and freedom as a path to man and freedom. You can only leave men alone as much as you are able. And where you are not able, having erred on the side of caution and restraint in speech, action, in contracts, then we must have a government get involved to defend life, liberty, and propoerty. A government that is dangerous, like fire, and its destruction must be constantly contained and minimized lest it imprison all men in I dunno, universal wiretap-and-tracking, house arrest and “The Man in the Iron Mask”, and you know, double the fortunes of the Senators and their owners who are free to go, do, and say as they please while picking up your 13-year-old daughters in Minnesota band camp and imprison them for serial-rape in St. James. While mass-murdering with bombs and drones worldwide. You know. If we’re not careful, something like that MIGHT happen. I mean IF we didn’t keep government under control.

    Only two sides: Liberty, and Slavery. Not Left and Right. Left and Right are the same prison. Choose wisely.

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    zerosum
    Participant

    PLOT
    to kidnap Michigan Governor
    to join BLM
    to join whites
    to be an enabler for the 10%
    to seek justice
    to seek freedom
    to fight
    to say what you think
    to be different
    Its frightening

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    Doc Robinson
    Participant

    Dr. D: “Anyone know what that car is? Looks easy to fix. Rear vents make it like a VW.”

    Looks like a Hanomag 2/10 PS “Kommissbrot”.

    Manufacturer Hanomag
    Production 1925–1928
    Body style coupe, roadster
    Layout RMR layout
    Engine 503 cc OHV single-cylinder engine, water-cooled.
    Transmission Manual, 3-speed
    Wheelbase 1920 mm
    Length 2780 mm
    Width 1180 mm
    Height 1600 mm
    Kerb weight 370 kg (816 lb)

    The Hanomag 2/10 PS was an economy car manufactured by Hanomag from 1924 to 1928. It was one of the first cars with envelope styling. It was affectionately referred to as the “Kommissbrot” or “Army Bread” due to its identical shape with the usual used loaf of bread at the German army in this time.

    The 2/10 PS (two taxable / ten brake horsepower) had a single-cylinder half litre engine behind the passengers. The rear axle was chain-driven, with no differential. With a fuel consumption of 4.0 litres per 100 kilometres (71 mpg‑imp; 59 mpg‑US) it was the world’s most fuel efficient mass-production car between the two World Wars due to the low-friction one-cylinder engine and its very light weight.

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    V. Arnold
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    Looks like a Hanomag 2/10 PS “Kommissbrot”.

    Great. Thanks Doc; I want one…

    #64319

    That is one mighty virulent virus. /s
    With the activities in Australia and elsewhere, how can anyone not see this is not about a pathogen of the body, but of the body politic?

    #64320

    V. Arnold
    Participant

    And a video of Abbey Martin speaking with the author:

    Thanks for that MR; very edifying, but my observations of Usians is that they are utterly lost…
    Kept distracted by debt and the entertainment news machine.
    I see no mass understanding or self awareness in operation: just mindless self pity and anger…
    What is frightening is their vulnerability to the man on the white horse…
    As I’ve said before, it’s one of many reasons I left…

    #64347

    Michael Reid
    Participant

    Abbey Martin seems wonderful to me and she does the empire files and a podcast on apple called media roots radio with her brother Robbie Martin that I have been following this last year. I have enjoyed most everything they have said but most recently they have said that they were excited that Trump might die because he got COVID-19. Other than that I have enjoyed their podcast.

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