Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Covid Tracking and the Security of the Bureaucratic State

Google has been caught installing tracking apps on phones in Massachusetts without the permission of the user. Don't expect them to stop just because they got caught. I have no doubt that the events in Massachusetts are just a test run. Soon these apps will be embedded in the next round of mandatory system updates. The cover story will be that a "flaw" has been found that would allow hackers into your phone. The "flaw" is they can't yet trace who you might be communicating with outside the systems they control. I.e. they want to be able to track who you might be talking to in person.

Anybody who thinks these tracking apps are about the Sino-Lung-Rot or that the technology will just be put back in the the box if and when the stinking government says covid is no longer a threat is naive at best or a complete irredeemable fool at worst.

The bureaucratic state is working hand in glove with big tech to build there 1984 dream state.

“Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.” 

Mussolini is smiling up from hell. When first asked to define fascism he said it would be better described as Corporatism. A union of Corporate power and state authority. What I would better define as collectivism under a state banner rather than collectivism under the phony bologna of "internationalism."

Any from of critical thinking that leads to questioning of corporate (Google, Facebook, Twitter etc.) or state structure, policy or authority is already being defined as treason. The 1st Amendment be damned.

 Should anyone gain traction doing so, they will soon find government popping out of the wall just as in Orwell's book. Then just to make sure any such dangerous thinking doesn't spread they will also come down on any and all who so much as may have listened to the thought criminal AND THEY WILL USE THESE TRACKING APPS TO FIND THEM! They will then knock on their doors and demand to know what if anything you talked about and threaten them with nebulous "conspiracy" charges if they so much as deny knowing the thought criminal or refusing to divulge the conversation or even acknowledge that you were even in the same place at the same time.

We have allowed the bureaucratic state to violate the law using a "crisis" as an excuse and they have gotten away with it. They have no incentive to not continue doing so. Only a fool would now think they won't manufacture more crises to continue breaking the law and destroying your rights until the constitution itself is utterly and irreparablly broken. Which has been their goal all along.

They most certainly aren't out to protect you from the Sino-Lung-Rot. They are out to protect themselves from you!


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Follow up to previous post.

Kane the owner of CFP has asked me to leave and not come back. Imagine my surprise. The following was my reply.


 Fat chance. It's a term many use to distinguish between decent hard working honest blacks and the criminals who lack any measure of decency and self control. I don't hesitate to call whites with the same problem cracker trash either. I dare say I've spent more time working with blacks and dealing with their everyday problems than you ever will.


Tell us then how many times have you been sued by blacks for trying to protect them under contractual obligations just because the final legal decision didn't go their way or they didn't want the rules that applied to everyone else to apply to them?


So maybe try to prove my contentions wrong. Or have you just become another sanctimonious fool pounding his chest saying "look at me I called out a racist?"  Or are you just another coward afraid of being cancelled by silicon valley?


Truths can be ugly and they don't know color or race. I thought you knew that but I guess I was wrong. The 13-50 problem is real and it is racial not racist, like it or not. Refusing to acknowledge it is a form of racism far worse than saying groid because it perpetuates the suffering of the victims, both black and white and creates even more of them. The sooner we admit it and address it openly the sooner if can be fixed.


You need to do some serious thinking. You're either part of the solution or you are part of the problem. That problem being refusing to face ugly truths head on and instead pretending they don't exist.


The Moderation Disease

During the last election cycle and new news aggregate site called "Citizens Free Press" came on line as an alternative to the Drudge Report. Up till very recently it has been unabashedly conversation and open and freewheeling. But now they seem to have become infected with the silicon valley disease of "moderation" and are apparently afraid of harsh truths that some might take offence at and call racist. Below find a post I put up in there open comment section. It almost immediately went into the "awaiting moderation" pile where it will no doubt remain.


Is CFP now going woke? I’m not a racist by nature. Never have been. I spent a good piece of my career as a shop steward and union president in an over 40% black industrial plant. BUT, I am among the growing number of people who are sick and tired of governments giving a free pass and or making excuses for all manner of not just bad behavior but outright criminal behavior especially to blacks.

Nobody but nobody wants to admit or discuss the fact that we have a serious 13-50 problem. It’s not even a 13-50 problem. More like a 5-50 problem.
50% or more of murders and violent crimes are committed by blacks. And no it’s not all blacks. It’s primarily young black males between 18 and 35.

If white society is to bare any blame for this it’s because for a long time there had been an attitude if as long as they were victimizing each other we didn’t care. And yes that’s wrong. But it’s also wrong that black society in general has largely refused to cooperate in ridding there own community of the criminals in their midst.

Mix into this bleeding heart judges and prosecutors who file reduced charges and hand out probation etc. for violent crimes. Of course then these criminals become even more contemptuous of the system and turn right around and commit more crimes. And those they prey upon don’t believe there is any justice either when they see the thug that robbed them or assaulted them right back on the street.

As a result many inner city black families end up living in conditions of fear and criminal oppression worse than the conditions of any plantation of the antebellum south.

If the problems in black communities are ever going to be solved it going to have to start with them and yes more policing not less. Blaming whitey and demanding more welfare has failed. Time for another path to be found.

If this little rant gets me banned from CFP so be it. It needed to be said.


Friday, May 14, 2021

The Latest From The Workshop. Part 3.

 So what good is a vanity table or a desk without a place to sit? As no chair or stool was found with them this question necessitated my venturing from furniture refinishing and into furniture making.

The legs are made from pine 2x2 stock. The corners are routed with a cove bit and the faces routed with a 1/4" straight bit these face cuts were then inlaid with strips of Bradford Pear. These legs were then fitted into a plywood and pine top frame. As the legs we cut at a compound bias of 5° the frame parts had to be cut at matching angles to create tight pockets that the legs were fit into. 

After applying lots of glue in the pockets the legs were further secured with a 2-1/2" screw through the top of the frame.

The outside of this frame was then wrapped with pieces of poplar recycled from the drawer sides mentioned in the previous post. A centerline support rail was also added made from the same 1/4" poplar. These were a left standing proud by about 3/8" to facilitate the attachment of the seat slats that are made from the same Bradford Pear that was used on the leg inlay. These are attached with glue and brads set below the surface and filled with plastic wood stained to match the color of the stained wood. As with the previous pieces numerous coats of polyurethane were applied and then polished with 2500 grit sand paper.



The distinctive grain of this wood makes for eye catching detail on the finished piece.


The Latest From The Workshop. Part 2

 This second piece was a more complicated task. It was also in far worse condition. It also suffered from years of abuse as well as some poorly executed previous repairs.

As can be seen below the finish was all but gone and there were numerous stains and splits in the wood.


The pulls on the side drawers were about as cheap and featureless as could be imagined

 Those on the other drawer were missing entirely. In short there was nothing that set this piece off or gave it any visual appeal. 

Fortunately the rolltop itself still worked fairly well with only some minor sticking. When I disassembled the top from the base the canvas strips on the back of the slat sections was still intact. They was a big of fraying of the edges but there was no evidence of citing or dry rot. Not having to replace them was a great relief. The refinishing it then became just a matter of careful manipulation while sanding, restaining and polyurethane finish.

Where the vanity had been made entirely from pine the desk was made entirely from poplar. Even the side, center panels and back were made from single pieces of 3/16" poplar. The edges of the side and centers were relief on both sides to fit into 1/8" slots in the legs. 

Unfortunately for me, unlike the vanity table most all the joints were glued as well as nailed together. This made made disassembling of the base a slow pains taking task. 

 One of the panel edges broke off completely necessitating both having to fashion and carefully glue up a replacement edge as well as having to chisel out the broken edge from the slot.

Two of the drawer supports were replacements were made from pine and both poorly made and poorly attached. These I replace with poplar. The finished drawer slides were all lined with strips of UHMW so that everything moved with ease.

The back panel was to far gone once I got it disassembled. One corner was missing and it had several splits that were beyond repair. This was replaced entirely with some  5mm plywood.

The other parts that had to be replaced were the side panels of the two main drawers. The original's rato joints broke apart when disassembled. These were replaced with 1/4" plywood. The original's were to find a recycled use to be seen in part 3.

The pigeonholes inside the desk were very plain and non descript. This I addressed by fabricating  a small drawer to make it more useful and eye appealing. 


The pull was made from a hollow wood button that was drilled out for a screw and covered with a small disc  and then painted. This design was also used in the other drawer pulls.

As with the vanity all the parts were sanded with increasing finer grit and finished with 1500 grit before reassembly, staining and finishing with polyurethane. The main desk and rollertop wet finished sperately before being reassembled. 




All in all it came out very nicely and will make a nice side table untill my grandneice gets older and starts school.








Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Latest From The Workshop Part 1

I found a couple of discarded pieces of children's furniture by the side of the road a while back and have had them in my shop covered up in a corner for a couple of years. 

Now that my niece has a daughter of her own I thought it was a good time to do something with them.

Both pieces appear to date from the post WWII baby boom era and we're quite well used if not abused.

Although of that age they weren't exactly built with a fine eye towards craftsmanship. Such would not be the case in rebuilding and refinishing them.

My grandneice is going to get a surprise from Santa!

First up was a child's vanity table. There wasn't a bit of glue used in the original manufacturing, just nails and a few screws. The years of use left the piece wobbly and loose. This was something of a blessing in disguise as it made the disassembly quiet easy. The refinish and reassembly was pretty straight forward. With lots of sanding, working my way down to 1500 grit.


All the parts were then lightly stained and the given another finish sanding to remove and raised grain coming from the staining. The reassembly was done using modern wood glue, finish nails and clamps. Places that had previously been held together with screws were carefully drilled out and filled with wood plugs and sanded smooth. Exposed nailheads were set and then filled with plastic wood and sanded dpooth along with the plugs.

The finishing was done with spray gloss polyurethane and polished with 2000 grit between coats and then 2500 grit after the final coat.

Next up was a far more complicated child's rolltop desk.

To be continued...

Friday, May 7, 2021

So What Comes Next?

Somewhere out there in the vastness of America's political landscape there has to be a dawning taking place. Not just that the insistence that the supposedly vaccinated must continue to wear masks is not just absurd but defies all logic and common sense and that beyond that the reason for it has nothing to do with science but rather is purely political.

Posit it then that they are waiting for the software and documentation to be created for the Federal imposition of a vaccination passport system in defiance of those states that have already banded the very notion. They feds will of course argue that federal law supercedes all state laws. 

Think it's not possible? Look at all the fool's that already think your rights and freedoms come from government and accept without question what ever the "experts" tell them they can and can't do and where and with whom they can do it.

And where would that lead us to next? Why a vast and growing network producing forged vaccine certificates which has already started of course.

Critically then this will lead to one of two things. Either the revelation that the "vaccine" leaves a distinct genetic mark that can be scanned for with a simple blood test like something out of the 1997 movie Gattaca. Or by the CDC suddenly determining that you need yet another jab to "protect" you from a newly discovered "mutant" strain. A jab that will contain this marker that the passport system can track... Or maybe they will just go full "Mark of the Beast" and demand we all get chipped like a family pet.

The intersection of Orwell and Huxley is truly frightening. But now that the education system has been so systematically dumbed down how many out there have actually read Orwell and Huxley never mind know of Saint Augustine's question; "If justice be removed, what are governments but great bands of robbers?"

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Taxing Black Liquor, The Stupidity Goes On

I have posted on this subject before but its time to elaborate. Few people understand how energy intensive the paper industry is. I was in the business of suppling equipment to paper plants for a good part of my career I can honestly say I have never been to a paper mill that operated on the public power grid. 

Paper production requires three things beyond wood, lots of electrical power, lots of high pressure steam and lots of highly corrosive chemicals. After choping the wood into small pieces and adding whatever other matetials the customer requires, depending on what the end product is, it all goes into what is called a digester along with the first batch of chemicals, lots of chemicals. This produces the slurry which is pressed, dried and has the chemical residue extracted. (Just recently a mill in Jay Maine whose sole product was toilet paper had their digester blow up in a massive explosion. This besides idiot hording was the cause of the recent shortages and price spike, particularly in the Northeast.) 

This chemical residue is considered one of the most toxic and corrosive by-products that come out of any industry. It's so toxic that it can't simply be disposed of. So what is done is that it is reprocessed into first "red liquor" and then into "black liquor." This product is then burned as a fuel in specially designed "recovery" boilers to extract as much of the energy back out of the chemicals for use in making needed steam and electricity. 

Every paper plant in America has at least two COAL fired plants and at least one recovery boiler. I have been to some plants that had as many as five coal plants and three recovery boilers. 

These recovery boilers are considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to work. No one is even allowed to go up onto the tower until they have been through an extensive orentation class. If for any reason there is an internal steam leak or anything else that may cause the boiler's internal pressure to go positive, the alarms go off there is only one rule in effect. Put on a rebreather mask and get the hell off the tower as fast as you can. You don't ask questions because any hesitation can mean a painful death from poisonous gasses. 

Now back during the Obama administration they  imposed a new tax on the paper industry specifically targeting this combination of energy recovery and toxic waste disposal. Taxes were imposed upon them based on how much fuel they burned. Imagine if you were taxed every time you properly disposed of your waste instead of dumping it at the side of the road. The fact that these taxes are simply added to the prices the manufacturers charge the customers (thus becoming a tax on the consumer, (i.e. your butt!) is completely lost or ignored by the politicians eho create them. They just give temselves another raise to offset the consequences to them and screw the taxpayer yet again. 

This among other things is why you find it so expensive to wipe your butt! Now Biden and the New Green Deal is promising to "do away with fossil fuels" all together. The reality is there is no other way to produce the every day paper products we use. Be it toilet paper or the brown paper bags they insist you bring your groceries home in. So get ready folks. If these stinking communists get their way you will be shitting into a ditch in your back yard and cleaning your ass with your left uand and a bowl of water. Just like the rest of the third world that they are determined to turn our great republic into.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Throwing Myself Into Other Things Part 2

 While ships like the one in the previous post are my usual forte when it comes to model building I have, over the years built a few armored pieces. One I built but sadly have no pictures of was an old WWII US Army halftrack set up as a mortar carrier that I combined with an LCM that I sent to an old friend from Rhode Island. I believe he in turn donated it to his local National Guard armory for display there.

This one however is more recent in both construction and historical context, an M1A2 Abrams.



Having inspired myself I went looking for something a little more of a complicated build. I soon settled on the latest upgrade of the M109 self-propelled gun known as the AT Paladin.


Now as my covid boredom set in even deeper I decided to make display cases for them. That and I hate  dusting!




Stay tuned. More to come!

Friday, March 19, 2021

Basic Arithmetic For Leftist Losers

 From the very beginning of this Sino-Lung-Rot nightmare we have been told we have to listen to the science. This has included St emphatically that we must wear masks. Now this particular piece of propaganda has been increased to wearing two masks.

I can't see be the only one who is reaching their Howard Beale breaking point. So before anyone starts throwing open windows and banging on pots I thought maybe it was time for some basic ammunition for conservatives and simple arithmetic that even idiot leftist might understand. (Don't hold your breath on that.) So here we go.

Numerous published sources have stated that the diameter of the covid virus is 0.125 microns. The diameter of the openings in your standard surgical mask is 75 microns. The linear ratio between these two numbers is 600 to 1. But we're not talking about linear ratios. We need to look at this in terms of cross-sectional areas.

We were all taught at a very young age that the area of a circle is determined by a very simple formula. A=π×r2.

For the virus...

.125÷2=.0625

.0625×.0625=.00390625

.00390625×π=.0122718463 square microns.

For the mask openings...

75÷2=37.5

37.5×37.5=1406.25

1406.25×π=4417.8646691 square microns.

So now when we divide the cross sectional area of the mask openings by the cross sectional area of the virus we get...

4417.8646691÷.0122718463=360,000.00009

A ratio of 360,000 to 1 !!!

To put it in language even a leftist troll might, and I say only might, understand...

This is not the equivalent of expecting to stop a mosquito with a chain link fence, it's expecting to stop a dust mote!

If you think this massive ratio is going to be reduced by wearing two or three or twelve masks I doubt even a remedial class in arithmetic is going to help.



Friday, January 15, 2021

Throwing Myself Into Other Things Or...

 More toys from the model shop.

This first one is a model that Revell first produced in conjunction with release of the movie "Away All Boats" in the mid '50s.    


The model of USS Montrose APA212 was part of Revell's "flat bottom fleet" that raised questions whether they were intended for display or for father's to build and kids to play with until all the small parts broke off and then demand that their father build another one. 

The latter was probably the more lucrative business model initially but over the years it has continued to be produced by Revell, it's sister company Revell Germany and by at least two subsidiary companies under different company names.

In spite of this unrealistic design flaw and others, the model does lend itself to some serious detailing possibilities.


Overview of the aft boat/#3 hold deck,
main super structure and
 gally/#2 hold deck.

Aft deck with a 5" mount,2 twin 20mm Bofers and
2 LCMs nested with an LCVP and a LCP. 


The detailing done her starts with the 5" mount which while the original piece is used, it now sits in a more realistic raised gun tub. 

All of the life rafts here and throughout have had a fine open mesh fabric added to simulate the hemp/canvas straps that were used.

The embarkation nets were made using a slightly larger open mesh fabric with pieces of .015 steel wire painted brown and woven through to simulate the 4x4s used.

  

Gally/#2 hold deck and forward boat/#1 hold deck from port side.

Close inspection also reveals some of the 20mm Bofers mounts. On the original model these 20mm guns were part of the deck. They appeared as nothing more than a raised feature that had no elevation above the surrounding guntub. These raised features, I wouldn't call them any more than that, were removed with a Dremel tool. Once a nice flat face was attained new center hole were drilled and replaced with guns from other, far more accurate models.


Focasle deck with a quad 40mm Bofers forward and
 2 twin 40mm Bofers mounts.

The careful weaving of lines around bollards and drapped along the hull can be seen here. Most all of the holes through which these lines pass had to be hand drilled as most were depicted as a raised edge that could be painted black. A short section of fine jewelry chain is used to depict the anchor chain on the forward winch. Both the quad and twin 40mm mounts came from other models. The original ones were poorly executed to say the least. The center stack of life rafts likewise came from other models.  The two range finder tubs were completely empty originally so again holes were drilled and units from other models put in place.  


Aft main boat/3 hold deck.

In this starboard side view can be seen the Captain's barge, again scrounged from another model is rigged up and ready to be put over the side. Another of the flaws in the original model design was deck railings that were molded into the parts. These were all carefully removed with an exacto knife and replaced with photo etched brass parts. All of the crane rigging is done with regular sewing thread stiffined with lacquer. This was without a doubt the most painstaking process in the entire build. Looking at the main boiler stack can be seen a searchlight platform supported by more photo etched brass. This feature is a detail not found on the original model. 

Now as to the real USS Montrose. She was one of some 238 ships designated as APAs. Her design was a modification of the liberty ship design that was vital to supplying Britain and Russia. She was one of over 100 ships in her class that were built primarily for the invasion of mainland Japan that never came. Her actions in World War II came at Okinawa and later occupation duty.

She later found service ferrying supplies and troops for the Nationalist Chinese in their fight with Mao's communists. Fighting communism would be her calling for the rest of her career. 

Next came service in the Korean war ferrying troops and supplies to the Pusan Pocket and McArthur's end run  landing at Inchon.

After a long maintenance and refit she again saw service against the communists, this time in Vietnam where she supported both ARVN and American troops in amphibious operations for nearly four years.

I built this as both a gift to an old Highschool friend who went to Vietnam and is now president of the local American Legion lodge. It will be going his way once I finish making tags for the display and figuring out how to best ship it some 3000 miles.

To be continued...








 


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Yes It Was Stolen.

 Widest possible sharing authorized and encouraged; share via copy and paste. Be sure to include my name, so the left can understand I am not afraid of them and perfectly willing, on my own ticket, to fight:


So why, after all this, do so many of us _still_ believe the election was stolen?

In the first place, there are two things we mean by “the election was stolen.” They’re mutually reinforcing, yes, but they’re not the same. The first of these is via the influence of media and social media. It was not illegal for them to have been Biden’s campaign, but they _were_ Biden’s campaign. What that means, in practice, is that they used their privileges under the first amendment to violate the intent of the first amendment. I say “privileges,” by the way, rather than “rights” because by their conduct they have undermined the first amendment to the point we can calmly consider killing it, as regards the media, as so many lefties want it to be killed for the common citizenry. It no longer serves its purpose.

The second factor is our belief that actual spurious ballots were introduced into the system by both mailing in and other means. And the numbers were not even that large; Trump “lost” by about twelve thousand in Georgia, eighty thousand in Pennsylvania, and under twenty-one thousand in Wisconsin. Let’s not pretend that those were particularly difficult numbers to have illegally come up with.

But there’s not a shred of evidence…the courts…

Look, friends, we live in the age of MiniTru and Comrade Ogilvy. We have precisely zero sources of reliable direct information. Don’t believe me?

Answer these questions:

What was on Hunter Biden’s laptop?
What party and philosophy ruled the states that drove United States’ Covid stats into the stratosphere?
Who took the blame?
How much evidence did there turn out to be of Russian interference with the 2016 election?And, conversely:
How many Arab states has Israel recently signed peace treaties with?
Who got NAFTA replaced with a treaty that more carefully guards US workers’ interests?
Who hasn’t gotten us into any new wars?
Under which presidency did the United States regain energy independence, so we DON’T get into any new wars?
Why are illegal immigrants largely going or staying home?
And how much do we hear about this: USPS worker charged with dumping ballots, as mail carriers perform extra trips before Election Day | Fox News

And, if you don’t know the answers to these, ask yourself why you don’t?

Moreover, why did Facebook and other social media suppress any notion of election fraud? One doesn’t need to suppress a lie; “a lie will not stand.” There’s only benefit in suppressing “inconvenient truths” (to steal another fraudulent Democrat meme).

Of course, when you control the media, a lie most certainly WILL stand…if it’s your lie.

Instead, we are thrown back on secondary increments of data, because the left isn’t clever enough – well, not YET, anyway – to have doctored those. (“Call for Comrade Ogilvy from Democratic Party Headquarters! Comrade Ogilvy please pick up the red phone in the lobby…”)

Among the secondary sources of information are:

The railroading of secession through various Democrat-run southern states by careful selection of those who would be allowed into the secession conventions.

Tammany Hall.

“Vote often and early for James Michael Curley.”

The Battle of Athens and the E. H. Crump (Democratic Party) political machine.

Cook Country, which is to say, Chicago, 1960.

Princess Nudelman, the dead goldfish (yes, I know the fish didn’t cast a vote. What’s important is that someone TRIED).

Look at the heritage.org election fraud map.

In short, election fraud is so completely a part of the Democratic Party and the left, more generally, and has been for so long, that it would only be remarkable if there were a close election where there wasn’t any. We expect it. If we can’t easily see it, we expect it to be only because it’s a little better hidden than usual.

The Democratic Party is and always has been a party of corruption, heavy on power, short of or bereft of principle. The only difference between it and any given sub-Saharan African kleptocracy is in the shade of skin.

But what about the courts?

No, wait; you didn’t know that the legal profession is up there – or down there – with college sociology departments for its tendency to lean left? You didn’t know that coming up with direct evidence is often quite difficult? Investigations take years to uncover single instances of discrete bank fraud; we’re expected to find evidence of massive voter fraud quickly? See below.

Then, too, one might well wonder just _which_ John Roberts it was that visited Epstein’s pedophile island. Epstein didn’t waste his efforts on nobodies, you know; oh, no, he turned over the use of his harem of barely post-pubescent teens to the already powerful and the up and – you should pardon the expression – comers.

I don’t know that it was him. I will not insist it was him. I want to see an honest investigation into whether or not it was him.

Of course, to be more fair than he probably deserves, Roberts probably does think he’s heading off a civil war. He’s wrong, of course, as Roger Taney was before him; he is bringing the war closer and ensuring it will be worse.

Difficult to come up with evidence? Enter the mail-in ballot, a positive Godsend for would be election fraudsters. Just think about what’s required to prove effective fraud on that scale. It’s not the mere one hundred and thirteen thousand vote that allegedly swung things in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

We’re not talking here about railroading Jefferson Washington Lincoln III, the small-time dope dealer and occasional fence. Oh, no; this is a much more – an infinitely more – difficult problem.

For one thing, the investigators would have to scrub the voting rolls themselves. Then they’d also have to scrub the obituary columns and social security death register for the last century or so…or three. Add in the birth and naturalization records. They’d have to match not just the one hundred and thirteen thousand votes in question, but every mail in ballot AND every other ballot too. (No, the mere likelihood of most of the fraud coming via mail does not rule out more traditional methods.) And they’d have to do all this in a country that has an automatic revulsion against keeping and consolidating those very kinds of records, and often where the government in charge of the states in question will interpose every possible obstacle. And all of that with MiniTru ensuring that no adverse information ever sees the light of day.

Has anyone put that kind of effort into the investigation? No, they have not. Hence, with the best will in the world, the courts had not enough to work with. Hence, none of the investigations can be said to be valid. No, none of them. Neither can any of the court decisions, even where legally sound – and they were not all legally sound; Roberts, you swine, I’m looking at you – are dispositive, either.

So forget it; the information coming from the media is doctored and dishonest, with anything contrary studiously suppressed. The investigations were trash. The court’s refusal to hear cases prejudiced where not just outright unconstitutional.

Now some ignorant toad is going to scream, “Conspiracy loons! Conspiracy theory!”

Not on your life. People are not competent to conspire at this level, while Biden, cowering in his basement, certainly wasn’t. No, no; this is not a conspiracy but a consensus or, rather, several of them. A consensus exists when similar people, with similar values, backgrounds, and educations, see similar issues and problems, similarly, and come up with similar programs and solutions. A consensus doesn’t rule out conspiracy (“Adam, should we introduce spurious bit of bullshit X as people’s exhibit A, for the impeachment trial?”) but doesn’t depend on it either. It was sufficient in this case for enough middle and lower party workers and sundry activists, plus the media and the vile and filthy denationalized rich to a) believe that the only legitimate directions for the United States to go were further left, more globalist, less nationalist, more feminist, less nativist, etc., b) to recognize the promise of mail-in ballots, c) to deny for themselves that any principle is more important that continuing to move in those directions, and d) a resolve to do it, each in his or her or s/h/its individual capacity. No, Facebook did not conspire with Twitter; there was no need. No, X judge didn’t conspire with the Democratic Party; there was no need. No, Buffet and Bezos and Billzebub Gates didn’t conspire with Soros; there was no need. There was no need because they share a consensus.

And, so, no; we do not have any faith in the election results. Nor will we have, especially since we are quite certain that election fraud is now the way of the future. Soon to be President Harris (does anyone, anyone at all, have any illusions about that? Did anyone, ever? I have no more doubt of it than I have that she gives the best blowjob in the world, if the payoff is right) will never be considered legitimate. And she, and we, can expect everything from civil disobedience to nullification to riot to resistance in arms until the war commences. (Bet you didn’t know that the South was not the only region the states of which engaged in nullification.)

~~Tom Kratman

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Watermarks: Another Venue For Exposing The Fraud.

 Ask any avid stamp collector about watermarked paper and this is what they will tell you: firstly watermarks have nothing to do with what is eventually printed on the paper. They are created by making a physical impression of a specific design while the paper is still wet. These impressions can be vary from the large and obvious, to smaller ones that can be seen by holding the paper up to the light to those requiring special wetting agents to see definitively.

If someone is saying that some appear different because of the machine they were printed with, they are lying or ignorant. My bet is they are lying. I would also bet that under examination these ballots will show that the alleged watermarks are actually printed on the paper.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Sidney Powell: Saviour of the Republic?

I have not the slightest doubt that Sidney Powell, not to mention her tacit alliance with L. Linn Wood, scares the bejezus out of these leftists. And I'm also sure that the higher up on the chain of corruption and treason the more sleepless nights she is creating.

The louder and more insistent the Demonrats and their RINO scum satraps become in insisting that Trump concede "for the good of the nation" the more certain I am that she and her intrepid team have found more than even they had imagined. The more personal and vitriolic the attacks against her become the more absolutely convinced I am that the conspirators will have no answers to the evidence she will present except to deny that it even exists.

The Biden steal was a last desperate attempt to stem the tide of American populism and national pride that remain an obstacle to all kinds of collectivists. It was the culmination of long laid plans. The communists have already completed their long march through the universities and the entertainment industry. (Objective journalists simply no longer exist. If one looks at any of them honestly all you find are varrying degrees of truth and lies.) 

They had fully expected this plan to come to fruition with Hillary in 2016.  By the end of her first term the size of the middle class would be driven below 45% and the population so demoralized and dependent on government handouts that by the beginning of her second she could just turn the keys over to the ChiComs and nobody would notice.

But then a force fully emerged. A man who said things they had lauded him for in the past. Just so long as he didn't really act on what he said and kept writing donation checks to their campaigns. But now the time for friendly chats with Oprah were over. The time of firing people for fun and profit on TV was over. Time to put action to words had come and the much put upon and fed up indignant Americans was determined to be right there with him!

And with them they were in 2016 and they are with him in even greater numbers today! The foolishness, incompetence and emptiness of 8 years of Obama was there for all to see no matter how much the media tried to hide it. Trump became Obama's stark legacy of refutation. With Trump's victory so to came the time to put every conceivable corrupt idea into play. Not just into play but put on steroids and meth.

Like with most all criminal operations, they were over confident. They screwed up and got caught. They know 5hey did it, we know they did it and they know we know they did it. And again I'm pretty sure they aren't particularly confident that Sidney Powell doesn't have the goods on them. They know that not a single person she named as corrupt in the Federal DA's office ever sued her for slander, libel or defamation for her book "License to Lie." Why? Because truth is always an irrefutable defense.

The crashendo is building and it going to break upon and out of the Supreme Court. Which side gets washed away and which side will remain as the waters reced only time will tell, but it won't be long.




Somebody should start a dead pool on who the first Arkanside victim will be. Once the first one drops the rest are trapped. Caught between the rock of merciless Arkanside and the hard place of an FBI that nobody in their right mind trusts.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Alinsky Rules For Thee But Not For Me? Think Again...

 Time perhaps to adopt that Alinsky rule about making the enemy follow his own rules. If they say we can’t gather in groups larger than than “allowed” and both dare and demand they arrest be arrested when the cops show up. Flood the intake facilities and courts. When they try to fall back to issuing citations, rip them up in their faces and demand they arrest you for littering! Have large, loud parties and then report yourselves. Rinse repeat.

Then watch as the crime and murder rates rise and the left tries to blame Trump supporters. The answer of course us to say: Now wait, you leftist have been calling for defunding the police. You want this not just to grab those financial resources but PRINCIPALLY to reduce or eliminate police presence in minority communities. Well we’ve done half your job for you! We’d think you would get grateful. Now we want to see you demand the police stop spending time and resources on suppressing your political enemies and put them back in the business going after real and violent criminals. Have fun! We will be watching with great interest!”

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Transformation Of The Postal Service Into An Instrument Of Cultural Marxism.

There should be little surprise that the Postal Service has become embroiled in the corruption of this year's election. Like so many of our institutions it has become subverted and perverted by cultural Marxism.

There once was a time, not that long ago, when stamp collecting was not only a popular hobby, but the publication of stamps was an important way of memorializing important people, places and events to the American people. This was vitally important in showing Americans that they had more in common and uniting than any differences coming from where they lived or how differently they spelled their last names. This knitting together of Americans would play a crucial role in the Second World War.

FDR recognized this and as an avid collector himself, he personally selected the designs of many of the stamps issued during his tenure in the White House. Most noted of these was the National Parks issues of 1934 and 1935. 

Although the hobby has shrunk over the years these are still considered some of the most collectable. In fact the quality of the engraving work that went into stamps of the era far exceeds anything generally found today. In fact most stamps today are photogravure or lithography which makes for colorful stamps but lack true fine detail.

But back to my main point about the conveyance of cultural Marxism by demonstrating a case in point. 2020 may become the year we will all want to forget but it still will be the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth harbor. One hundred years ago the Post Office issued a three stamp series memorializing the 300th anniversary. At that time the event was considered an iconic part of the American story the stamps were and remain today the only stamps ever issued that bare no identification as US Postage! 







But back then it was still taught in school that The Mayflower Compact was the very first written expression of free men laying out their intent to government themselves in a democratic manner in the new world. They recognized that they were still the king's subjects but that where they had landed was well outside any areas that could be considered part of the Virginia Charter so it fell to them to create a legal system for governance.

Fast forward 50 years to the 350th anniversary issue of 1970. Although just a single stamp issue it still portrayed the event in a positive lite. The sun can be seen rising in the east behind the Mayflower as the Pilgrims come ashore to new beginnings and new dangers in their there new world.

Now let's look at this years issue. Rather than conveying a positive picture it's dark and foreboding. The sun is seen slipping below the horizon in the west as if the ship's arrival portends some terrible ending. It's seems a send sad message to about a great chapter in lAmerican history. 

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It's easy to forget why most settlers came to the new world. They were escaping not just religious persecution but the oppression of the cities of Europe were open sewers. The horrors of the Black Death still haunted many if not most. (And we think the Sino-Lung-Rot is bad.) The population explosion that occurred afterwards made both the conditions of crowding and filth in the cities and poverty in the countryside worse. 

Little wonder then that so many including my intrepid ancestors would choose to risk almost certain death to escape. Indeed fewer than half of them survived that first winter that was already upon them as they arrived.

But these are all things that are not taught, certainly not in any meaningful way, and they are certainly not anything the Marxists want you to consider. To listen to them you would think that the settlers all came here with a blood lust and determined to kill every native in sight. I find it beyond disgusting that such lies are taught in our schools and that the sacrifices made by so many to risk their lives to live in freedom and to leave that to there progeny is not. 








Saturday, November 7, 2020

Cheating Around The Edges. Part 2

I can't speak for anywhere but in the 12th Congressional District portion of Mecklenburg County but imagine my lack of surprise when BOTH the electronic ballot and the paper provisional ballot lacked any provision to cast a write in ballot except in the Presidential race and the local Soil & Water Commissioner race. Having already found that my precinct had been moved from the 9th to the 12th CD where the Democrat was running unopposed I had already determined that I was going to cast a write-in for Congress before I arrived.

So your humble correspondent lacked no hesitation to ask the poll working staff, many of whom I know personally and others knew me as I have been voting there for over 30 years, what was going on. They freely admitted that it didn't seem right to them either and that I was not the only one to have expressed dismay if not objection to the Congressional District change.

They didn't hesitate to call the county board of elections who quickly sent someone from the office to investigate. To no one's surprise the lady who showed up had no answer either other than to instruct the precinct staff to allow me to fill out a provisional ballot which as previously noted also lacked any provision for write-ins.

As it now sits I have a receipt for my ballot and a tracking number but I have to wait 10 days before I can call to check on it's status. By way of prediction I would bet that my having nearly written in my choice in what little space was available in the 12th CD box will be classified as an extraneous mark and used to throw it out.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Push Is Coming To Shove Very Quickly.

 What the left doesn't realize is that this nation's conservatives are just as if not more determined to preserve this republic as they are determined to destroy it. It is they who have taken up the weapons of hate and division not the conservatives. So far they have confused our passivity in the face of their escalating violence with weakness and or lack of resolve. That is rapidly changing.

Americans for most of our history have sought nothing but to live in peace, to pursue our own happiness, free from the impositions of other people and nations. We built a government whose sole purpose was to protect us from the impositions from others, internally, i.e. criminals and extetnally from foreign powers that would seek to control our actions or take territory from us. All other government actions beyond those that supported the protections of INDIVIDUAL rights and securing the borders was and should be regarded with suspicion.

Well now, as the corrupt leftist politicians who have long acustomed themselves to abusing our election process with their games and cheating, they are being confronted by the righteous indignation of inspired and angry conservatives who are saying, " enough is enough, this ends now!" This leaves the left in a state of irrational confusion. Their attitude seems to be that this is how we have conducted ourselves (illegally) before so we're not going to change no mater who challenges us or shows up with a court order directing us to open the process as proscribed in the law. After screaming at us for 4 years that "No one is above the law," they now expose their hypocracy by openly refusing to comply with the law.

As far as I am concerned the best case scenario would be for the Republicans to go to the SCOTUS asking for relief in PA but also questioning the legality of the vote in all these game playing states that have abrogated the Constitution stating that the process has become so contaminated as to make an honest count all but impossible and requesting that their results be set aside and excluded from the electoral count. These states have so allowed corruption into their systems that their failure to address and correct them over decades has abrogated their responsibilities as states and they should be excluded from this election. My druthers would be that they be returned to territorial status untill their governments, constitutions and systems are reformed so as to forever guarantee the electoral rights of their citizens. I.e. they must return to "republican" forms of government as the Constitution requires they maintain. These leftist a holes had best realize that the 14th Amendment and the Insurrection Act are still on the books and win, lose or draw, Donald Trump is still the President and has every authority to use them in order "Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cheating Around The Edges Of The 9th Congressional District.

The Demonrats aren't just going to cheat in the Presidential race but are targeting local Congresdional districts for cheating as well.

After having a conversation with my neighbor about her voting experience and doing my own explorations my fears have been realized. Somebody either at the board of elections or more likely a corrupt Demonrat judge is messing with the boundary between the 12th and the 9th to help the Demonrats in the 9th.

Ever since the ballot harvesting fiasco in 2018 and the subsequent special election had only a 5000 vote margin, the Demonrats have had a target on the 9th district.

By way of background over 40 years ago the 9th district was comprised of Mecklenburg county and areas from the surrounding counties. As the state grew and new districts were added we got blessed with the 12th district. This district was the textbook definition of gerrymandering, not because of any corruption in the state legislature but because some corrupt federal judge ruled that majority black districts must be created. It was one of the most criticized districts in the entire nation. 

Since then and over the years through redistricting, more court rulings, and demographic changes the 9th is now comprised of the counties to the southeast of Mecklenburg and the southeastern and not coincidentally wealthy and traditionally Republican part of the county.

After my conversation with my neighbor I put my address into the county elections board's web site and it came back saying I was in the 12th district. Yet when I went to the official federal website for district maps and zoomed in on my location it showed me in the 9th! Now when I asked when the line had been moved I was told it was two years ago. At this point I told the young lady who was just a 20 something clerk at best, that "I'm sorry but that's a lie. I'm not accusing you, but that is a lie. I voted in both the special election in the 9th last year and the regular election in 2018." Rather than blowing up at such blatant fraud and manipulation. I simply thanked her and left as I was not in the mood to go to jail.

Attempts to reach both phone numbers for Congressman Bishop official office and campaign office produced vapid recordings and the board of elections didn't answer. Being determined to find out something I drove down the the board of elections myself, donned my stupid mask and went in side and asked to see the "official" map. After some hesitency and asking to put my address into their computer I refused and again ask to see the official map. They then took me to a large map of the county and it indeed showed the boundary had been shifted about three blocks moving several thousand mostly Republican voters from the 9th into the 12th.

It should be noted that the 12th is now as it was intended so majority Demonrat that Republicans don't even bother to put up a candidate. So the addition 9f Republican voters to the 12th has absolutely zero chance of having any effect on the results there but it can and will effect the results 8in the Republican controlled 9th.

There are certainly areas of the 9th to the north of me that not simply close to the border as defined but are actually surrounded on three sides and are only a few blocks wide. But wait this is the heart of Myers Park where the multi-million dollar mansions are lined of cheek to jowl and they are almost all occupied by wealthy bankers and industrialists (what few are left in Charlotte). You know the very scumbags that like open borders and low worker wages. So us peons in Barkley Down who are mearly well to do because we worked hard all our lives get screwed and the super-rich get to keep their power, voice and influence.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Joe Biden, the New Green Deal and the Destruction of the Paper Industry.

I have posted on this subject before but its time to elaborate. 

 Few people understand how energy intensive the paper industry is. I was in the busjness of suppling equipment to paper plants for most of my career and I can honestly say i have never been to a paper mill that operated on the public power grid. Paper production requires three things beyond wood pulp, lots of electrical power, lots of high pressure steam and lots of highly corrosive chemicals. 

After choping the wood into small pieces and adding whatever other matetials the customer requires, depending on what the end product is, it all goes into what is called a digester along with the first batch of chemicals, lots of chemicals. This produces the slurry which is pressed, dried and has the chemical residue extracted. (Just recently a mill in Jay Maine whose sole product was toilet paper had their digester blow up in a massive explosion. This besides idiot hording was the cause of the recent shortages and price spike, particularly in the Northeast.) 

 This chemical residue is considered one of the most toxic and corrosive by-products that come out of any industry. It's so toxic that it can't simply be disposed of. So what is done is that it is reprocessed into first "red liquor" and then into "black liquor." This product is then burned as a fuel in specially designed "recovery" boilers to extract as much of the energy back out of the chemicals for use in making needed steam and electricity. Every paper plant in America has at least two COAL fired plants and at least one recovery boiler. I have been to some plants that had as many as five coal plants and three recovery boilers. 

These recovery boilers are considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to work. No one is even allowed to go up onto the tower until they have been through an extensive orentation class. If for any reason there is an external steam leak or anything else that may cause the boiler's internal pressure to go positive and the alarms go off there is only one rule in effect. Put on a rebreather mask and get the hell off the tower as fast as you can. You don't ask questions because any hesitation can mean a painful death from poisonous gasses. 

Now back during the Obama administration they imposed a hew tax on the paper industry specifically targeting this combination of energy recovery and toxic waste disposal. Taxes were imposed upon them based on how much fuel they generated. Imagine if you were taxed every time you properly disposed of your waste insted of dumping it at the side of the road. 

The fact that these taxes are simply added to the pricees they charge the customers (thus becoming a tax on the consumr, i.e. your butt!) is completely lost or ignored by the politicians who create them. They just give temselves another raise to offset the consequences to them and screwing the taxpayer yet again. This among other things is why you find it so expensive to wipe your butt! 

Now Biden and the New Green Deal is promising to "do away with fossil fuels" all together. The reality is there is no other way to produce the every day paper products we use. Be it toilet paper or the brown paper bags they insist you bring your groceries home in. 

So get ready folks. If these stinking communists get their way you will be shitting into a ditch in your back yard and cleaning your ass with your left uand and a bowl of water, just like the rest of yhe third world that they are determined to turn our great republic into. 3

Monday, September 7, 2020

Trump Steps Up

The President's latest orders to cut off all federal funding to the use of "critical race theory" in government agencies as well as cutting off federal funding to schools using the fraudulent "1619 Project" on their curriculums is bound to set leftist brains into apoplectic meltdowns.

This move, along with the DOJ openly admitting it is compiling charges against the leaders and organizers of Antifa and BLM, would seem to indicate that the administration is taking a broad front approach to surpressing what is and open communist insurrection. That the administration is going to tie the insurrectionists directly to the Biden/Harris campaign is a forgone conclusion and Harris is actually facilitating this almost every time she opens her mouth. Even openly stating that the violence "will continue, it must continue."

More to come I'm sure.......

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Come November 4th.

Come dawn Nov. 4th, win or lose Trump needs to smash the communists including their facilitators on college campuses. It's time we recognise and act on the basis that fascism and communism are evil twins. Given power they BOTH rapidly become machines of mass human slaughter. That is an undeniable fact. That fact and that fact alone is all that is needed to render any and all rhetorical differences between them as irrelevant. Dead is dead. When you see these mad, hate filled, spoiled children screaming in the faces of innocent people can you really doubt that they are but half a step from public lynchings? Given that we are already seeing both planned and random assassinations, why would you doubt that Madame LaFarge but lurks in all of these mobs? They are already using moc guillotines. How long until someone hauls out a real one?

Friday, August 14, 2020

Why I Have Come To Loath Professional Athletes,

Organized sports, from professional to the local American Legion leagues is an integral part of supporting and participating in our local communities. Our anamosities were directed at the teams of other cities as friendly rivalries. Nobody cared cared what race or color or where they came from. They very last thing we cared about, wanted to know or even gave a passing thought to was what their politics were. Neither did we care or think about what the politics of our fellow fans was. They were fellow supporters of our guys, playing for our team against those hated rivals from across the town or across the country. That's all that mattered. It a freaking game, and we loved it as such because we played them as kids or we simply loved to watch the competition. A good play was a good play because it was a good play not because it was made by a black guy or a white guy or a brown or yellow guy. We had no problem with meritocracy in sports. We went to the ballpark, arena or stadium because we wanted to see our guys play and win. They were as the should be, neutral ground for everything except beating the other team.

But now all that of has ruined. Destroyed beyond repair by bunch of selfish assholes who think they have the right to not just shove their politics in everybody's face but also demand that everyone, fellow players and fans alike agree with them or risk being called a racist and or being cancelled in social media. Some people have even been fired from their jobs because they dare speak their minds in disagreement even over the smallest of points. They have destroyed our affection for "our" guys, but our affection for the games themselves. The fans are staying away in droves not just from the venues where they are played but also from the TV broadcasts of them. If they think the owners will continue to pay their outrageous salaries in the face of declining ticket sales and shrinking ad revenue they might want to think again, but they won't. So they will get the layoff notices like millions of other Americans, except they will blame it on a racism that doesn't exist.

The "black lives matter" movement has become like a religious cult. A cult possessed of an all seeing eye that is in endless search for things to be offended by and people to condemn and destroy. If you have lived a life or even had an ancestor that fails to meet their definition of what is politically proper you are subject to condemnation. Even for things you have no control over. Worse yet, like in the worst of religious cults, for the "transgressor" there is and can never be any forgiveness or absolution no matter what. The question is, will the rest of us have the courage and gumption to fight back. It is the left that has declared us their enemy and that we and anything we hold dear must be destroyed simply because they say so.

But then that is what this is about. It's not about the right to protest or express an opinion. It's about destroying yet another aspect of life that is and sould be a model for and an expression of what's good and what has been accomplished in and by the great American melting pot. It's about giving voice and power to those who would be an American Pol Pot if given the chance.

Open your eyes people. The "Fourth Turning" is upon us. America's 80 year cycle of crisis has come again. We have successfully overcome them before, albeit only after paying a terrible price. What the cost will be this time is yet to be determined. These forces of destruction are determined that this struggle will be fought whether we want it or not. The question is, will the rest of us muster the courage to not just fight back but destroy them and the vile collectivist oppression they stand for?

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Is The Black Vote Going To Crush Biden?

In 2016 Trump garnered a larger percentage of the black vote than either of the Bush clan Presidents and this was a significant element in Trump's victory of the Hildabeast. It wasn't just that HRC was such an awful candidate who was arrogant in her assumption of victory and a monolithic black vote.

Trump's appeal to blacks of "What have you got to lose?" clearly stuck a cord with many blacks who saw not just 8 years of Obama doing little to nothing to improve their lot, but 30 years of black Democrats enriching themselves while spreading little but crumbs in the communities they claimed to represent.

Is 2020 going to be different? You bet it is! In 2016 there wàs black support for Trump but it was not especially vocal or out front about it for fear of ridicule by the black establishment. In 2020 there are a great many more blacks who have come out of the closet so to speak. And for everyone that is now openly supporting Trump there will be even more who will simply make their feelings known only in the voting booth.

The unspoken fact is that even a 3% to 5% shift on the black vote will doom the Demonrats. We know it, the Demonrats know it and the world is going to know it come Nov.

The other factor that the Demonrats are going to have to dig out from under is that they took the house in 2018 on the basis of a lie. They and the news media had pounded the Russia collision drum from the moment he took office. Subsequent events have show it to have been not just a lie but also a corrupt conspiracy that used the machines of government to attack political opponents. I have little doubt that there is a good percentage of those who voted on that basis who don't like being lied to, specially by politicians, and will vote this year on the basis of their anger at being lied to.

It's not going to be a Reganesque landslide for Trump but it will be, I think, a significant loss for the Demonrats. Otherwise we may as well begin carving the tombstone for the American experiment, because the left is determined to destroy it once and for all.