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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle February 26 2024 #153599
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    This just might be the most American thing I have ever heard of.

    The “most American thing” was not the self-immolation itself but the peace officers responding by drawing their weapons. Reminds me of Fouad Kaady who was found naked and bloody in the road with his car on fire and who was then tazed and shot by peace officers within a minute of their arriving on the scene.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 26 2024 #153534
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 7 2023 #144307
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    ? = 17
    9+6 = 15
    2+4+7 = 13
    1+3+5+2 = 11

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 4 2023 #144192
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    Saw a Reddit post about where to get the most recent booster in my city this was in the comments:

    Just coming out of my second COVID infection (last one was a year ago). This kicked my ass almost as bad, and I’ve had four shots already. Whatever the current variant is, is really nasty. Though I know others who had much milder symptoms.
    How long do you have to wait for a booster, after an infection?

    As Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 19 2023 #143265
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    They have to keep Joe Biden as a candidate for president in 2024 until they can force RFK Jr. to go third party. If Joe folds before that, RFK Jr. will be in the debates and cause all kinds of problems. Once he has gone third party they can make Newsom the Democrat candidate knowing that RFK Jr. will get more Republican votes than Democrat votes and Newsom will be elected. To further hedge their bets they can take Joe out in 2024, make Newsom the VP and then have Harris resign. Then Newsom can run as the incumbent, war President. But they have to prop Joe up until RFK Jr. makes his move.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 16 2023 #143134
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    … democrat callers would have none of it. Republican callers were delighted …

    If 20204 is Trump vs Biden and RFK Jr goes third party he will take more votes from Trump than Biden. The Democrats must love this.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 16 2023 #143133
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    … democrat callers would have none of it. Republican callers were delighted …

    If 20204 is Trump vs Biden and RFK Jr goes third party he will take more votes from Trump than Biden. Same with Desantis vs Newsom. The Democrats must love this.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 15 2023 #143111
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    Here is the answer to the puzzle according to WhatsApp

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 15 2023 #143109
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    (5+5+10+4) x 2= 48

    But order of operations evaluates multiplication before addition so

    5+((5+10+4) x 2)= 43

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 13 2023 #142976
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    Michael Angelo also sculpted the Madonna and Child, now in Bruges, Belgium. The same woman, only younger. Also not possible.
    Madonna and Child

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 11 2023 #142854
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    After watching RFK Jr claim that Thimerosal isn’t safe I googled “is thimerosal safe” and all the results on the page said it is with no evidence to the contrary. I then googled “study showing thimerosal is safe”.
    This was the first hit.
    When I tried to post the abstract I got the anti-spam screen here on TAE.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 13 2023 #138975
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    Reading Biden’s executive order it looks like it only applies to the Coast Guard though it’s confusing and hard to tell. It specifically mentions the Individual Ready Reserve and if you google that it sends you to the Coast Guard. Is it really all armed forces or just the Coast Guard that is affected?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 11 2023 #138847
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    Who is Bill Browder?

    There is a movie called “The Magnitsky Act. Behind the Scenes” that features Browder. The director, Andrey Nekrasov, claims he was going to make a movie about corruption in the Russian government and how Magnitsky, who was Browder’s accountant, was wrongly imprisoned and then essentially murdered in prison. This was the justification for the Magnitsky act in the US that sanctioned high level Russians. The Magnitsky act was championed by John McCain and others. Nekrasov says in the movie that the more he learned about the incident the less he believed it until he ended up making a movie that was just the opposite. He interviews Browder in the movie. Browder thinks Nekrasov is a friendly and gladly answers questions until it becomes obvious that Browder is now the target at which point he walks out of the interview. The film is convincing but is of course just one side of the story.
    I have a Russian co-worker and when I mentioned Magnitsky he repeated the MSM Putin-government-bad-thankyou-John-McCain line. He hadn’t seen the movie and had zero interest in watching it. I asked if he thought Browder was a good guy but he had never heard of him. I asked about John McCain and he said that though McCain had done some bad things he had also done some good things. He said that Nekrasov used to be a respected director who had called out Putin but had now gone over to the dark side, probably for money. My coworker is very anti-Putin and since he is Russian I have to believe he knows things I don’t.
    I still think Neskarov’s position is more correct but it’s interesting to hear the other side. As with so many things it’s hard to know what the truth of the matter really is.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 8 2023 #138610
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    Russia confirms that they are launching a BRICS currency backed by #gold.

    Prediction: Those owning gold will be demonized as Putin supporters and confiscation will be the natural course of action.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 30 2023 #138103
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    DONT FREE SPEECH ON ME

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 29 2023 #138018
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    According to the NYT the missile that hit Kramatorks destroyed the Ria Lounge Bar. You can find the Ria Lounge Bar on google maps and see the surrounding buildings.
    Here is a NY Times Picture of the missile strike. Something doesn’t add up.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 28 2023 #137914
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    The graphs didn’t make is so I’ll try again

    Graph showing chances of Covid are worse with number of vaxx doses
    Graph1

    Graph showing effectiveness of bivalent booster compared to those with no bivalent booster
    Graph2

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 28 2023 #137913
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    @Germ
    Thanks for the Joseph Fraiman link. Clicking through, the study the Results say:
    The risk of COVID-19 also increased with time since the most recent prior COVID-19 episode and with the number of vaccine doses previously received
    This is based on this stunning graph:
    Graph1
    But the Conclusion says:
    “The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine given to working-aged adults afforded modest protection overall against COVID-19”
    This is based on this lackluster graph, and note this graph compares the bivalent with the non-bivalanted including people with multiple boosters:
    Graph2
    I am guessing that a graph of the bivalented vs just the non-vaxxed would show the bivalented much worse off.
    The Conclusion doesn’t mention that triple boosted are 4 times more likely to get Covid than the non-vaxxed. A reasonable person would make this the conclusion of the study. Maybe they did what they did because otherwise it wouldn’t get published.
    I have seen the increased risk of Covid with boostedness personally. My triple boosted boss who nearly fired me for not getting vaxxed just had his second bout of Covid in 6 months. He was out for a week but waxed rapturous about how effective a 5 day course of Paxlovid was. He is otherwise a good boss.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 4 2023 #136273
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    Whereas the mythical narratives of other great powers were cruelly self-centered, American scripture was—and remains today—“To Serve Man”.

    True, except it isn’t scripture, it’s a cookbook.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 24 2023 #135711
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    Here’s a scary one I’ve seen from different writers:
    Russian Nukes Don’t Work
    So bomb Crimea or even Moscow. No worries. Russian nuclear weapons are impotent.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 18 2023 #135415
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    Here’s a NOAA sea temperature graph

    NOAA Sea Temperatures

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 13 2023 #135138
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    Joseph of Egypt. Yes he stored the surplus but he bought low and sold high. When the famine hit the very farmers who had grown the surplus traded their money, then their animals, then their land and then became perpetual share croppers to get fed. Joseph’s relatives however got fed for free. Joseph was a proto-billionaire. It’s all there in chapter 47 of Genesis.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 1 2023 #134461
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    @Polemos
    Your comment needs to be read with coworker pronounced cow-orker

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 23 2023 #133960
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    Clouseau Pot

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 22 2023 #133917
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    Here’s all 51 of them

    Someone should make a deck of playing cards with their faces. Hunter could be the king of hearts. Joe could be the joker.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 30 2023 #132410
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    @my parents said know
    Tune is probably “If You’re Happy and You Know it”

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 21 2023 #131726
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    SpikeSperm

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 20 2023 #131659
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    @DBS
    “The leader of Russia going around actually going to where the work he ordered was being done, and inspecting how well the job was being done.”
    How often do we see US presidents listening instead of doing all the talking? I read that JFK used to pick his child up from school and ask the mothers there what they thought about his policies. Those days are long gone.

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    Oops. Forgot Xi’s sunglasses
    Reds Brothers

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    Reds Brothers

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 6 2023 #130661
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    A friend from Ohio sent me this picture from the comic section of his local paper
    DilbertNoMore

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 4 2023 #130496
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    Fauci Finger
    Taken yesterday.
    From Melissareinlively
    Look at that suppressed smile. The perks of being famous.

    in reply to: Tri-Multipolarity #130492
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    Very interesting. A redefinition of the roles of the first world, second world and third world.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 28 2023 #130149
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    If there is a violent reaction to vaxx injuries it will likely be by the vaxxed and their relatives but will probably blamed on the unvaxxed.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 26 2023 #129962
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    According to ChatGPT the answer is ? = -1

    Q: f(9) = 90, f(8) = 72, f(7) = 56, f(6) = 42. What is f(3)?

    A: If we assume that f is a polynomial function of degree 3 (i.e., a cubic function), we can use the given values to find the coefficients of the function and then use that function to determine f(3).

    We can start by assuming that the cubic function has the form:

    f(x) = ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d

    where a, b, c, and d are constants that we need to determine.

    Using the given values, we can set up a system of four equations with four unknowns:

    f(9) = 90 -> 729a + 81b + 9c + d = 90
    f(8) = 72 -> 512a + 64b + 8c + d = 72
    f(7) = 56 -> 343a + 49b + 7c + d = 56
    f(6) = 42 -> 216a + 36b + 6c + d = 42

    We can solve this system of equations using a variety of methods, such as elimination or substitution. One possible way is to use matrix algebra:

    |729 81 9 1| |a| |90|
    |512 64 8 1| |b| = |72|
    |343 49 7 1| |c| |56|
    |216 36 6 1| |d| |42|

    We can solve this system by inverting the matrix on the left and multiplying it by the column vector on the right:

    |a| |729 81 9 1|-1 |90|
    |b| = |512 64 8 1| |72|
    |c| |343 49 7 1| |56|
    |d| |216 36 6 1| |42|

    Using a calculator or computer program, we can find that the solution is:

    a = -1/9, b = 7/3, c = -11, d = 190

    Therefore, the cubic function that passes through the given points is:

    f(x) = (-1/9)x^3 + (7/3)x^2 – 11x + 190

    Finally, we can evaluate this function at x = 3 to find f(3):

    f(3) = (-1/9)(3)^3 + (7/3)(3)^2 – 11(3) + 190 = -1

    Therefore, if f is a cubic function with the given values, then f(3) = -1.

    Pattern matching, shmatter patching.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 19 2023 #129433
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    Harrison Bergeron
    “THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal.”
    Vonnegut was a prophet.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 17 2023 #129310
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    @AFKTT

    I very much agree with jsnyder. I don’t care how many times you repeat your airstrip cipher. I don’t want to memorize it or keep a note card nearby that tells me which airstrip is the US, which is NZ and which is Mos Eisley. You may have interesting things to say but my solution is just to skip all your comments.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 13 2023 #128942
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    Amish Communities and the Train Wreck

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 13 2023 #128937
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    We don’t watch TV at home but are in a hotel and turned it on. Pfizer has a commercial where 4 celebrities talk about their increased risk of Covid 19 because of their comorbidities (asthma, diabetes, being overweight and depression … the depressed celebrity was Michael Phelps). The commercial directs you to the website knowplango.com. It looks like a public service announcement but near the bottom there are a bunch of Pfizer disclaimers and a tiny Pfizer logo. The money line is
    “This form can act as a handy checklist if you test positive for COVID-19. Fill it out now and, if you test positive, use it to discuss with your healthcare provider whether a prescription for an authorized COVID-19 oral treatment is right for you.”
    They are hoping that of all the many authorized COVID-19 oral treatments out there you will choose Paxlovid. /sarc

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 9 2023 #128642
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    @aspnax

    I bet the number is negative.

    The number is the product of the benefit of the vaccine times the risk of dying of Covic, both of which are imaginary, so yeah, it’s negative.

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