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Just saw a guy on his Smartphone drinking his Smart Water driving his Smart car.

He looked like a dumbass.


"Beatles or Stones?" I asked my son.

"Why can't I just have something normal for dinner?" he pleaded.


A new study found that politicians cannot be harmed from heart issues related to the COVID-19 vaccines.

"Politicians? Oh yeah, they're totally safe from getting any kind of heart inflammation," said the head of the study, Dr. Ree Boyd. "You gotta have a heart to inflame, ya know?"

Experts say the study illustrates why politicians have been so quick to get vaccinated, while ordinary humans, who have hearts, are more hesitant. "It seems people who have a heart and non-lizard blood flowing through their veins are more likely to be worried about heart issues," said Boyd. "Lizard people tend to worry more about things like how to keep harvesting humans and the eventual total domination of our planet."

"It's just a cultural difference it would seem.", Dr. Boyd concluded.


Before we were married I used to clean my wife's apartment and she used to clean mine.

That's why we finally realized we were maid for each other.


While getting ready for school, our parents would always ask if we washed our "its"....

That's zits, pits, and private bits.

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“I ask a simple question, did Dr. Fauci’s response to COVID-19 work? 788,000 lives lost, many because he ignored and sabotaged early treatment using cheap, available, generic drugs in favor of a vaccine that is not as safe or effective as we all hoped it would be.” - Senator Ron Johnson

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The Democrats Have a Hate Problem by Joe Cunningham

The Democratic Party is in trouble politically, socially, and culturally.

Politically, they currently face a major wave against them in 2022. Joe Biden’s numbers aren’t great. The economic issues and COVID-19 still persist. Multiple high-ranking Democrats are opting out of running again. The party can’t decide whether it wants to keep Biden, go with Kamala Harris, or Pete Buttigieg. It’s all basically chaos for them at this point, and there’s no relief in sight.

Socially, this is playing out on various fronts. Hispanic/Latino voters are trending toward the Republican Party as education, abortion, and other family issues take up all the national dialogue. Couple that with the Democratic elite and progressives using “Latinx,” a term that turns out to be offensive to about 40% of those voters. There is a noticeable trend of black families looking for educational alternatives for their children, and that could make the Republican brand more appealing.

There is a noticeable change coming up in the Democratic base, though, that can fundamentally change things even more. This morning, Axios is pointing out that the Democratic Party base has a hate problem.

Nearly a quarter of college students wouldn’t be friends with someone who voted for the other presidential candidate — with Democrats far more likely to dismiss people than Republicans — according to new Generation Lab/Axios polling.

Why it matters: Partisan divides — as each side inhabits parallel political, cultural and media universes —make a future of discord and distrust in the U.S. all the more likely.

By the numbers: 5% of Republicans said they wouldn’t be friends with someone from the opposite party, compared to 37% of Democrats.

71% of Democrats wouldn’t go on a date with someone with opposing views, versus 31% of Republicans.

30% of Democrats — and 7% of Republicans — wouldn’t work for someone who voted differently from them.

The Democrats will argue that this is a result of Republicans being hateful, racist bigots who are way outside the mainstream. However, that doesn’t quite line up with reality. Take abortion, for example.

All one needs to know is the name Ed Stezler. He is a State Representative and authored the fetal heartbeat law in Georgia. His district had trended Democrat. Stacey Abrams won it in 2018 and he barely hung. In 2020, after the Georgia legislature passed Ed’s bill, he became the most highly targeted state house Republican in America. Democrats from across the nation poured money into beating Ed. They made their entire campaign about abortion. They targeted voters. They sent door knockers. They had phone banks. They had celebrities. They outspent Ed Setzler and the Republicans.

Biden beat Trump in his district. The Democrats picked up both Senate seats in his district. Ed won with 50.5% of the vote. Making the race against him about abortion failed.

In Texas, Abortion Barbie a/k/a Wendy Davis, ran for both Governor and Congress. She tried to run on other issues, but had defined herself on abortion as the abortion candidate. Both times, the abortion candidate lost.

In Virginia, Terry McAuliffe ran hard on the issue of abortion and what the GOP might do. But exit polling showed voters who cared about the issue more than any other wound up leaning Youngkin.

Adding to that Virginia bit, there was some data after McAuliffe’s race against Cuccinelli that a last-ditch robocall on McAuliffe’s pro-abortion position actually helped keep that race close. Without that robocall going out, it’s very likely the McAuliffe victory would have been well over the roughly 48-45 victory it was.

The Democrats routinely call Republicans and their activists “culture warriors,” but when it comes to pushing the country in a particular direction away from where it currently is, it’s always the Democrats who have been at the forefront. On abortion, they have been pushing to open up the definition to make it as widely available and as routine as any other form of birth control. With social spending, they have moved to make it more and more available while lowering the requirements further and further, creating programs that are impossible to pay for.

On issues like education, they are tightening their control as much as possible and shutting families out, even going so far as to label concerned parents as “terrorists.”

They are pushing to fundamentally change the country and its values, and anyone who doesn’t see eye to eye with them is treated as human filth. When someone supports a Republican candidate, they are labeled racists and bigots. When someone says they voted for Trump, they’re called an enemy of America and democracy.

Partisanship is bad on both sides, but when you won’t even contemplate sharing space with someone who believes differently than you, Republican or Democrat, that’s a sign of an incredibly unhealthy mental state. We grow and become better as people when we are open to hearing new ideas, and when we learn to argue them sensibly rather than hatefully.

For Democrats, their young voters are unable to even be in the same room as a Republican. That is ultimately going to make the party’s future bleak. Democrats scream for bipartisanship now, but if that’s how Republicans are going to be treated, Democrats will never get it.

And why should Republicans give them any ground?

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Eggs are fantastic for a diet.

If you don't like the taste, just add cocoa, flour, sugar, butter, baking powder and cook at 180-degrees for 30 minutes.


William Shatner has discontinued his line of women's lingerie.

Apparently, Shatner Panties wasn't the best choice for a name.


The controller, working a busy pattern, told the 727 on downwind to make a three-sixty (do a complete circle, usually to provide spacing between aircraft).

The pilot of the 727 complained, "Do you know it costs us two thousand dollars to make a three-sixty in this airplane?

Without missing a beat the controller replied, "Roger, give me four thousand dollars worth!"


What do you get when you cross the Atlantic Ocean with the Titanic?



You know that you're a really boring person when someone steals your identity and then tries to give it back.

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“A conspiracy of Democrats, Fake News, FBI, and the CIA recently framed an American President for Russian collusion. That much we know for sure. But our election systems that can’t be fully audited are fair and accurate according to the same people. So stop your worrying.” - Scott Adams

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Whose Land Did Native Americans Steal Before Europeans Stole It From Them? by Rick Moran

We all know that history is not the left’s favorite subject. Many times, it’s just too inconvenient for their political narratives. Often, history has to be erased or submerged in order to achieve the “greater good” of creating a just and moral society.

In truth, it’s not much better on the right, although generally, the conservative take on American history is more nuanced. Christopher Columbus was an ass — a greedy, cruel, ambitious man who didn’t let anyone stand in his way to achieving riches and power, especially native people. But he was courageous enough to cross an unknown ocean in a rickety ship and with a mutinous crew.

Do his sins outweigh the good he’s done? Not our call. And certainly not the call of biased, cretinous leftists who don’t want to understand Columbus and only use his sins as illustrations in their little morality plays to condemn the entire “Age of Exploration.”

American history did not begin in 1492. There have been human beings residing in North America for at least 20,000 years and probably longer. But the people who crossed the Bering Sea land bridge from Asia to North America during the last Ice Age may not have been the first humans to arrive here. Recent DNA evidence shows that there have been several different migrations to North America with Native American tribes only being the most recent.

And that leads to the inescapable conclusion: the Native Americans who were present on the North American continent when Europeans arrived were not the same Native Americans who arrived 20,000 years ago. DNA evidence tracks the migration of one early American civilization — the Clovis people, so-called because the first tools and weapons were found in Clovis, New Mexico — and reveals that they thrived in both North and South America until about 8500 years ago.

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This has been a big debate for some time, that people some 13,500 years ago were making distinct tools that you can find all over the Americas, so-called Clovis Weapons. This is a new style of weaponry: finely crafted, relatively flat spear points no thicker than an envelope, which required unique skills, and therefore stand out in the record.

Something happened, a cultural change or an arrival. For a long time they were seen as the first people. Now, we’re seeing it more as the middle-age arrival in the Ice Age. Where these weapons came from has also been a huge question for archaeologists. Many have been trying to trace them back to the Bering Land Bridge, but the evidence just doesn’t stack up. Others have tried to trace them to an Atlantic arrival by Palaeolithic Europeans around 20,000 years ago.

Any hint that ancient Europeans settled in North America at about the same time as modern Native Americans cannot be countenanced either by Native American tribes or white liberals. For Native Americans, it is a deep insult to their culture to claim that their origins were anywhere else but North America. They reject any migration theories for religious reasons.

The controversy over Kennewick Man shows the lengths that some Native Americans will go to “protect” their culture. A skeleton found in Washington bore some markers of being Caucasian. A huge controversy erupted as some Native Americans fought to keep science from unlocking the secrets of the skeleton. After more than a decade of legal wrangling, scientists were allowed to examine the priceless find and the skeleton gave up its secrets. The remains are more closely related to modern Native Americans than to any other living population.

There is also a modern-day political reason for rejecting any hint that Native Americans came from somewhere else.

The idea of coming from somewhere else might threaten the notion that they have primacy on the lands. But, they obviously do because they are coming from these much older stories than anybody else. I look at these stories of arrival and think, “Yeah, they come out of the ground because that is how deep their history goes.” It’s a non-scientific view of the world, but it gives us a window into what it means to be in a place for that long.

So what happened to these older, primitive societies — the Clovis people and others who were clearly present in North and Central America before modern Native Americans? They no doubt had what they considered “their land” to hunt and forage. Who stole it from them and wiped them out?

It’s not a simple question because there are so many holes in our knowledge of early North Americans. There may have been tribal conflicts, and there may have been tribal marriages. The DNA record is silent about land claims, but is that really the point?

What happened to Native Americans when European settlers arrived was as tragic as what happened to the Celtic people when the Slavs and Huns invaded Celtic lands just 800 years before the arrival in North America of Columbus. If anything, the Huns were even more brutal than Europeans were to Native North and South Americans. They also massacred entire villages. They also brought disease and pestilence.

To try and single out what happened to Native Americans as somehow uniquely brutal or unusually evil is ludicrous on its face. It doesn’t make what happened to Native Americans morally right to point out that the entire history of human civilization is replete with examples of deadly contact between civilizations. But it explains it in a way that needs to be understood by everyone — right, left, white, and Native American.

In fact, these conflicts have been part of the march of human progress for tens of thousands of years. Native Americans may mourn their lost lands and be enraged by the killing of so many of their people, but for them to ignore the benefits of contact with Europeans is to ignore reality. There has never been an equal two-way exchange when civilizations clash. White Europeans won out because, as author Jared Diamond points out, they had the “Guns, Germs, and Steel” and Native peoples did not. This didn’t make white society better — only stronger.

Jean Jacques Rousseau, the 18th-century philosopher, saw Native Americans as “Noble Savages” — uncorrupted by anything considered “modern. It’s a racist view of Native Americans but it’s still quite popular among many on the left.

“He believed the original ‘man’ was free from sin, appetite, or the concept of right and wrong, and that those deemed ‘savages’ were not brutal but noble,” explains the website The Conversation. In fact, Native Americans before Columbus lived short, brutal lives — just like white people in Europe did. They could be just as devious as any white Europeans. They could lie like white Europeans. They could kill just like white Europeans. Native Americans didn’t need white Europeans to teach them these things.

In American politics today, we don’t do nuance. If the argument can’t be reduced to 140 characters, it’s not made. But as a society, we don’t dwell on the past very much — a failing and a huge advantage given the Jekyll and Hyde nature of our history. “Why is it we hear the loudest yelps for freedom from the drivers of Negro slaves?” asked British writer Samuel Johnson. It’s a duality that continues to bedevil us as we move further along into the 21st century.

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I missed that partial lunar eclipse last Friday morning, which was said to be the longest partial eclipse in almost 700 years.

To be completely honest, I'm only partially disappointed.


A young miss was pacing through her living room waiting for her new beau to arrive. Just then a young man driving a brand new red Corvette was parking in front of the house.

The girl's father glanced out the window at the same time. His chin dropped two feet and his pupils doubled in size. He turned to his daughter and asked, "What does your boyfriend do?"

She replied, "He inherits."


German Health Minister Jens Spahn has announced his aggressive plan to fight Covid, which will include gathering all the unvaccinated people and putting them in special secured areas where they won't bother anyone.

"Ze key to fighting ze Covid ist very simple," said Spahn. "Ve must concentrate all ze filthy inferior people into special camps with very tall barbed-wire fences all around, where they will not infect us with their filthy anti-vaxx influence anymore."

Unvaccinated Germans will also be required to wear highly-visible markings on their clothing, so everyone will know to stay away from them, or turn them in if they attempt to buy food in a public market.

"Zis ist for ze good of ze German volk," continued Spahn. "Ve vill not tolerate zese disgusting unvaccinated in our presence anymore. Heil Science!"

Australia praised the move by the German Health Minister, saying it worked great for their Aboriginal subhumans.


A second cast member of "General Hospital" has been fired because they refused to get the COVID vaccine.

Boy, this is turning into a real soap opera.


According to my chocolate Advent calendar, there are only 3 days left until Christmas.

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“I’m not gonna read it at all. I’ll just sign it.” – Joe Biden signing Veterans’ Bills

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How to Evade Trackers and Tracking Dogs by Kit Arthur

Through years of working with other military professional recon soldiers, special forces, police, and counter-drug agents, I’ve found that every single one of them has the same concern no matter their skill level or area of expertise. And that concern is SERE (Survive. Escape. Resist. Evade.) As a result, I wanted to share with you a few tips on evasion and how to avoid enemy capture when you are being searched for by canines and professional trackers.

As a kid, I used to track deer through the swamp. Little did I know that what I was doing was preparing myself to be a human tracker as an adult. It wasn’t until I found myself being trained by the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) that I understood my full potential resulting from my years of practice tracking deer as a child. This led me to realize that if I could track a human… I could evade one too.

What I’m about to share with you are solid, no kidding, real tactics to evade dogs and human trackers. Almost all of these, I have used in real life. Being able to evade capture has saved my butt a few times now, but evading detection has enabled me to have a successful 13-year career as a Recon soldier.

How to Evade a Tracking Dog

Imagine that a dog sees the scent like a red fog that hovers over the ground where you just traveled. This will assist you in understanding how to evade one.

If the wind moves at 3-5 MPH (a gentle breeze) the scent will travel with the wind about 5-15 yards. A stiff wind at 20-30 MPH the scent will travel 100-200 yards off the route traveled. Anything above 30 MPH, the handler ain’t even going to try because your scent has been totally dispersed everywhere and is just plain gone.

#1 Scent Massing

Yes, you read that right. Run hard to open the gap between your pursuer and yourself. Then stop and start running in a circle. Slowly run in a spiral until the circle is approximately 50 yards in diameter. This is called scent massing. What you just did placed your scent everywhere. As the dog approaches, they just smell you in every direction. With no clear trail, the dog will simply give up. I actually did this during a training mission with a local sheriff’s department.

Thirty minutes prior to the track, the handler had been bragging about how he and his bloodhound had just completed a week-old 26-mile track. (That’s NC state requirement to be certified as a bloodhound tracking handler/dog). Not even 15 mins into the track they hit my scent mass and both just gave up. They had no clue what to do or what had happened. Needless to say, the handler was super pissed at me.

Side Note: Your scent flows off of you the hotter your body gets. That means that your head, sweat, clothing, detergent, etc. are all the scents that make up you as the target. So as soon as you can slow down, do it. Try not to sweat any more than you have to.

#2 Scent Masking

I was running rabbit – in this case, I was giving the dog and his handler something to chase/track for training purposes – for a buddy of mine who was a bloodhound handler for a neighboring county sheriff’s department (it was a different agency from the last one.) I had just finished running about a mile when it started to rain. Not thinking anything of it, I threw on my poncho, walked 25 yards in the woods, and sat down.

I watched for a hot minute while my friend and his dog walked by me about 3 or 4 times. Finally, he called me on the phone and asked where I was. I stood up and scared the crap out of him. When I told him what I had done, he explained to me that I had just taken my scent and put it into a ziplock bag. I totally just scent-masked myself.

Side note: If you can smell someone without the aid of a dog, then you’re within 25 yards of them. (I figured this out also while stalking deer in the swamps of NC.)

Whenever you find yourself evading a dog, be sure to use 2 or more tactics to throw the dog off your trail. Unfortunately, what works for a dog, will not work for a human tracker.

How to Evade a Human Tracker

#1 Sweeping Dirt

We were on the run. My less experienced team member had gotten too close to the target that we were tasked with observing. Their boxer indicated on us – he noticed something or someone (us) was in the bushes and alerted his owner that something was up. Now they were in pursuit. They had deployed about 10 guys on four-wheelers and dirt bikes (I don’t know the actual number – I’m guessing based on the sounds that I heard.) Either way, men armed with AK-47s and God knows what else were looking for us.

We had to cross a path to get to the woods which was our only way out. The problem was that the path was all sand. Which made it perfect for leaving “sign” (sign is anything that proves a human was there. This could be anything from a thread of clothing, a broken branch at shoulder height, a boot print in the dirt, etc.)

Just as the last of the ATVs passed us, we sprinted across the path. I turned and looked back and realized that one of us left a beautiful boot print right on the path! I quickly grabbed a small branch that had fallen off of a pine tree. It still had some of the needles attached. I swept it back and forth on the ground until you couldn’t see the print any longer. Turning, I ran into the woods just before another ATV crept past us. The driver was intently looking at the path for sign, but was moving too fast and drove right over where I had just swept the dirt. As a result, he covered the mark up nicely with a tire track.

You can do this with any stick but one that has its leaves on it still will work even better. Just don’t break it off a tree (this will leave sign. Pick a stick from off the ground! – Also be sure to put it back right where you found it.)

You can also do this with your hands or a shirt if you need to. Unfortunately, it will not work on a trained human tracker. A professional and experienced human tracker is trained to pick up on tricks like that and will recognize that tactic. In my SERE course, I teach individuals counter-tracking tactics that you can use against a professional. However, it is very rare to have a human tracker and a trained track dog at the same time. There are only a select few in the world who are both a canine handler and a tracker. However, I will tell you that it has worked so many times for me that I literally cannot remember them all.

In all but 2 cases I used this very tactic to avoid detection. My targets never even knew I had ever been there. In the story above, covering our sign saved mine and two other guys’ lives.

#2 Crossing Water

If you come across moving water (think a creek or a small river) you can use this to throw off your tracker. It will not work for a tracking dog, but as you will see, I have a trick for that too. Remember that your footprint will leave a nice sign for a tracker to follow. Furthermore, it tells a dog handler that they are on the right track. You can use that to your advantage by leaving them one or two.

Don’t make it too obvious. Also if you’re able to make it to the far side of the waterway then that will work even better at convincing them that you did in fact cross.

Caution: don’t walk backwards in your own tracks! A tracker will see right through that and realize what you did. Instead, just cross the waterway. Run about 500 yards then scent mass the area. You want to be far enough to convince those tracking you that you’re not going to use the waterway. After scent massing the area, scent-mask your body with a poncho. Then walk at an angle back to the waterway. Be careful not to leave any sign!

When you reach the water, you want to be about 100 yards or more downstream from where you first crossed. Slowly take your time until you can find a spot to get into the water without leaving sign and walk downstream for about 1,000 yards. When you get out of the water, be sure to leave no sign and also conduct another scent massing. Then do a scent change. By changing scent you’ll have to roll in something else that smells different. Fecal matter is ideal but dirt will work if you’ve got nothing more pungent to work with. Or if happen to run across an extra set of clothing that doesn’t smell like you, but that is unlikely. (Be careful not to leave sign…Don’t disturb the nearby leaves or trees) and be on your way.

Side Note: When you’re walking in the water (again think of a creek), you’re disturbing the water bed. This causes debris to float in the water. Thus if you travel upstream, you’re sending debris downstream towards the people tracking you. But, by traveling downstream the water will carry the debris with you as you walk.

The moving water will quickly cover up your footprint and thus leave no sign for the tracker to follow. Basically, you just disappeared, and by the time the tracker figures it out…it’s too late. The scent massing and masking are just in case they are working with a tracking dog too. A real tracking team will do that, but it is very rare.

Side Note: If you do leave a track on the creek bed, just use the sweeping dirt method and then splash some water over it. That should dissolve the track efficiently enough.

In conclusion, I want to teach you two other things.

Number 1: When evading be sure to use as many of these tactics as you can.

If you want to head north to your extraction point, then run south. Use whatever applicable tactic you can and then run east for 200-300 yards and deploy a different tactic. Then go south again for another 100-200 yards and deploy another. Head east again and deploy yet another anti-tracking tactic.

Only after you’re sure that you have thrown them off your trail can you start heading north to your extraction point. While the distances are really up to you, the idea is to take them in the opposite direction of where you’re really trying to go.

This leads me to point number 2: Have a plan for extraction! No matter whether you’re on a mission or just trying to live through SHFT in your own home, have a plan to get out fast. As we use to say in Recon, (Have one foot out the door and another on a banana peel).

When you get to your extraction point have a vehicle waiting for you. It doesn’t matter if you stage one prior or if you call in a buddy via radio to come and get you. You need a way to get out of the area fast. This totally removes you and any traceable sign out of the hands of the people tracking you.

I have personally seen a simple car pickup help the runner, both in cases where I was tracking a guy and where I was being tracked. In every one of these cases, the runner got away.

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I wanted to marry an English teacher when she got out of jail.

But you just can't end a sentence with a proposition.


When a group of tourists visited a crocodile farm, the owner of the place launched a daring proposal;

"Whoever dares to jump, swim to shore and survive, I will give 1 million dollars."

Nobody dared to move, suddenly a man jumped into the water and desperately swam towards the shore while he was chased by all the crocodiles.

With great luck he arrived, taking the admiration of everyone in the place, then the owner announced; "We have a brave winner."

After collecting their reward, the couple returned to the hotel, upon arrival, the manager told him; he was very brave to jump, then the man said; "I didn't jump, someone pushed me!"

The wife smiled.


Thousands gathered outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology with faces of anxious anticipation over the weekend, as rumors had been circulating that a new COVID-19 variant would soon be named. The hopeful pilgrims' hours of waiting were not in vain. Cheers erupted as white smoke began pouring out of the chimney early Sunday morning, signaling the creation and naming of a new COVID-19 variant.

"It was a lively debate," said one source from inside the Wuhan lab. "Yuhang suggested we just keep following the Greek alphabet and name it Xi. We haven't heard from him in a few days, come to think of it."

"Nu" was also floated as a possibility, but scientists wanted to avoid the stigma of being associated with nu-metal, generally acknowledged as the worst musical genre on the planet. One guy kept wanting to call it "The One-Der Variant" but this was confusing as everyone kept pronouncing it as Oh-NEE-der instead of Wonder. Finally, there was a last-ditch effort to name it the Trump variant, but this was finally defeated in favor of the safer "Omicron variant" according to sources within the lab.

After the celebration died down, the pilgrims shuffled away, their faces full of cheer. But they'll be back in a few weeks for the next one.


A visitor to a certain college paused to admire the new Hemingway Hall that had been built on campus.

"It's a pleasure to see a building named for Ernest Hemingway," he said.

"Actually," said his guide, "it's named for Joshua Hemingway. No relation."

The visitor was astonished. "Was Joshua Hemingway a writer, also?"

"Yes, indeed," said his guide. "He wrote a massive check."


Top 5 Reasons that TSA Agent Creeps You Out:

Well, there's that "I Love Cavity Searches" t-shirt he's wearing.

Actual name on his name tag: Grabby Cop-A-Feel.

Greets you with, "OK, next victim."

He just offered to carry you through the metal detector.

Just smelled the shoes you took off.

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“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear.” – Reagan

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How to Argue and How This Ends by Eugyppius

You cannot discuss heavily propagandized matters, such as Corona, in the same way you discuss other, more ordinary things. Months and months of pervasive media messaging have polluted everybody’s thoughts and opinions. If you eavesdrop on ordinary people discussing propaganda topics like Corona, you’ll realize that their conversations involve little more than the exchange of pre-digested axioms they have absorbed from the press mythology. They do not have thoughts or ideas so much as a bland and vacuous collection of talking points, which work primarily at the level of emotion. Right now, these talking points go something like this: Corona is extremely dangerous and if you contract it you will likely die; vaccines are absurdly safe and they are the only thing that can save you.

When dealing with adherents of this propaganda, it is generally a mistake to make forthright arguments, with clear theses and thorough citations. Perhaps if you’re speaking to someone who trusts you and your judgement absolutely, this can work, but otherwise it is precisely the wrong thing to do. This is not because your views are not right or can’t be defended. Rather, it’s because the press has not only fed people their fill of lies and omissions and sophistries; it has also told them many stories about the sad, ignorant, dangerous thought criminals and dissidents lurking around every corner. These villainous Corona-deniers are almost as dangerous as the virus itself. Indeed, through their ignorance, they facilitate its spread. Any time credulous people sense they are speaking to one of these types, an iron gate will fall in their minds and they will discount everything you say, however well-reasoned, as the ravings of a dangerous virus criminal. They will think: This is one of those horrible anti-vaxxing Covid-denying conspiracy lunatics I’ve heard about. Whatever he says is a lie, and it is scary how convincing he sounds. What a horrible person.

These mental defenses are formidable, and they make most reasonable discussion impossible. There are, however, various strategies you can deploy against them.

You can try to circumvent this security system and slip in moments of skepticism or incredulity that will cause your interlocutors to think twice about some of the ridiculous things they believe. Call this Sowing Doubt. The other strategy, when you are speaking before an audience and the person you’re addressing enjoys some status or is overconfident, is to mock their stupid beliefs and hold them forth as an object of pitiable ignorance. This won’t convince them, but if you do it with the right mix of humor and aggression, it will amuse others and show them how absurd many orthodox positions are. It will also cause any other true believers in the audience to think twice before airing their views in similar society. Call this Ridicule. If reasoned argument is the middle path, Sowing Doubt is a lighter touch, while Ridicule is a much heavier one. Both have their place.

Sowing Doubt is for private settings, with people who don’t really know the full extent of your views on Corona, or vaccines, or anything else. In the best case, they’ll think you’re an ordinary consumer of press talking points like them. You don’t want to trip any Narrative Security System alarms, so you should avoid advancing any positive theses or definite arguments. Instead, you get them to talk. When they begin to rehearse their cavalcade of orthodoxies, complete with emotional affirmation, you express a sharp, slightly bemused skepticism. Your basic line should be: “Wow. You really believe that?” A common thing, is that they’ll respond with something like: “Well yes, what do you think?” Here it is essential to keep everything in negative, incredulous territory. Avoid positive statements of your own beliefs. I have found that it is especially powerful to cast doubt on the efficacy of policy interventions, because many true believers think their governments aren’t doing enough anyway and are personally bewildered at the persistence of the virus. When they start talking about the need to vaccinate children, your response should be: “I mean, you really think that will stop the pandemic? All the deer have it.” When they start talking about how much they want to get quadruple boostered, you say: “But I mean, it didn’t work the first two times, right?”

It is harder to provide straightforward advice about Ridicule. This should only be your approach when there is a sympathetic audience, and if the target is equal or higher to you in social position. It is also useful on social media, where many of my friends have turned it into an art form, particularly against journalists and pundits. There are ways to proceed more gently, and ways to be overtly cruel. Given that many of the policies we oppose are destructive and will literally kill people, you should not avoid harshness and mockery if the circumstances call for it. The best opening, is if you can catch your adversary in some obviously identifiable error or untruth. This is not very hard, as the official narrative is peppered with arrant nonsense that overconfident people just blindly repeat all the time. As with Sowing Doubt, the most effective approach will be skepticism and negativity. Save reasonable discussion for reasonable people.

While it’s a mistake to advance any kind of clearly stated thesis, you should have a loose model of what you want to work towards in the back of your head. I suggest something like this: Lockdowns, mass testing, and all the rest of mass containment—even if you believe they work—buy time only. We were buying time because it was believed the vaccines would provide effective and long-lasting immunity. The theory was that delaying cases would prevent infections. That theory is now obviously wrong. The vaccines slowed the virus down at the beginning, and that’s over now. Vaccination won’t eradicate Corona. Closures won’t either. It is time for governments to develop a long-term strategy for dealing with this virus, and that strategy has to be the same as our strategy for influenza. That strategy is nothing.

I have formulated this thesis to sidestep all the arguments about how dangerous the vaccines might be, and about how dangerous or not Corona might be, and how destructive or not lockdowns might be. Media messaging has been heaviest of all on the matter of risk, and for most people, the massive risk of Corona and the boundless safety of the vaccines are religious doctrines. These are very hard battles to fight.

The goal of these polemical approaches cannot be to win anyone over, exactly. Rather, we want to increase the intellectual resistance that the central tenets of Corona propaganda face in everyday society. There aren’t yet that many of us, but the media line is laughable and extremely easy to falsify. Lockdowns and extended social isolation are one of the reasons it has been able to succeed as long as it has.

I concluded Stupid and Evil in Equal Measure by writing that nobody knows how to stop the iterative bureaucratic processes driving Corona hysteria and mass vaccination. Some of you nevertheless asked how it might stop, and I have spent the past few days thinking about that.

To begin with, I think no small part of the over-reaction to Corona was driven by personal fear, both among our elite and within our bureaucracies. This fear arises, in part, from an informal knowledge among key actors that SARS-2 was the product of virological tinkering in a Wuhan laboratory. There are two processes, which are at every moment working to change this basic dynamic by either dampening or redirecting the fears of the bureaucrats.

The first of these, is the simple fact that more and more of them will be infected in the coming months. After this winter, it is probable that a majority of them will have had it. Because the risk of Corona is generally overstated, these direct experiences will falsify prevailing narratives in their own minds. The way the disease is portrayed in the press and in statements by politicians will gradually be brought back to earth, to reflect the lived experiences of the people responsible for this messaging. In all of our countries, this process is already underway. In the United Kingdom, officials are contemplating a complete rollback of Corona containment. In Germany, skyrocketing case numbers can only intermittently seize headlines anymore. Here it also helps that respiratory viruses are highly seasonal and therefore repetitive. This makes saturation news coverage, extending across more than one or two virus seasons, increasingly tedious. It is why, for example, the press hardly ever bothered about seasonal influenza outbreaks.

The other process is much less hopeful, but probably more potent. It is the sword of vaccine injuries. Many innocent, ordinary people will fall victim to these, but so will the bureaucrats and politicians. I do not know how many cases like Gavin Newsom it will take for this to matter, but the limit is out there somewhere. Remember that the leading vaccinators in government and the press are all true believers. They will be the first to triple vaccinate themselves and double vaccinate their children, and very soon a nontrivial portion of them will develop very personal reasons to doubt the prudence of the policies they advocate.

A final point, is that mass vaccination, like mass containment, is a losing policy for elected officials. They can win the fanatics over to their side for a time, by adopting harsh, eradicationist measures. They cannot, however, actually deliver on eradicating SARS-2, because eradication is impossible. The result is that before long they lose their hardline supporters, who blame them for the persistence of the virus, all while their destructive extremist policies alienate more reasonable people as well. At the height of the lockdown last winter, it was amusing to read Twitter replies to the profoundly stupid yet opportunistic Bavarian governor, Markus Söder, who from the beginning positioned himself as Angela Merkel’s ally in locking down harder and longer than anybody else. There were people like me yelling at him, and then legions of Corona enthusiasts yelling at him, and for months nobody approved of anything he did. This is the logic of containment, and it is all the time driving a wedge between the political and the bureaucratic sides of government.

I think, in the end, these natural processes will destroy mass containment and mass vaccination as serious avenues for policy, and the bureaucracy will disengage. Our countries are no longer nearly as coordinated as they were last year. The vaccines were supposed to end this, and the result is that there is no longer a single script guiding policy everywhere. As some countries start to break ranks, they will take others with them, until this is mostly forgotten.

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I just realized Titanic and the Sixth Sense are basically the same movie.

Icy dead People!


What nationality were Adam and Eve?

Soviet, of course.

Who else would walk around barefoot and naked, have one apple to share between them, and think they were in Paradise?


When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.

When an eel bites your thigh and you bleed out and die, that’s a moray.

When you’re smashed with a jug in a South Auckland pub, that’s a Māori.

When you see a big boat tied up with a rope, that’s a mooring.

When you wake up and it’s bright because it’s no longer night, that’s the morning.


Local commuter Brandon Bongofritz was pulled over by Chicago city police this morning after being caught using the carpool lane even though he was alone in the car.

"Officer, there must be some kind of misunderstanding," said Bongofritz confidently. "My pronouns are they/them. I'm a two-spirit genderqueer couple trapped in a single body so there are actually two individuals in the car right now. I'll let you off for not understanding this once."

The officer then pulled him out of the car to see if the motorist had been drinking. "Son, I'm not sure what you're talking about, but there is definitely only one person in this automobile right now. I'm gonna have to write you a ticket."

The officer has been put on leave for re-education.

Chicago city council is now considering new carpool rules that will allow commuters with they/them pronouns to use the carpool lane.


Two friends are talking over lunch in an outdoor patio.

"So what are you doing for summer vacation?" one asks.

The other one replies, " I want to go to Italy again, like last year."

The first asks, "Wow! You went to Italy last year?"

The other answers, "No, but I wanted to."

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When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. – Daniel Webster

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Italian Institute of Health Drastically Reduces Its Official COVID Death Toll Number by Paul Joseph Watson

Changes definition of COVID death from “with COVID” to “by COVID”

The Italian Higher Institute of Health has drastically reduced the country’s official COVID death toll number by over 97 per cent after changing the definition of a fatality to someone who died from COVID rather than with COVID.

Italian newspaper Il Tempo reports that the Institute has revised downward the number of people who have died from COVID rather than with COVID from 130,000 to under 4,000.

“Yes, you read that right. Turns out 97.1% of deaths hitherto attributed to Covid were not due directly to Covid,” writes Toby Young.

Of the of the 130,468 deaths registered as official COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic, only 3,783 are directly attributable to the virus alone.

“All the other Italians who lost their lives had from between one and five pre-existing diseases. Of those aged over 67 who died, 7% had more than three co-morbidities, and 18% at least two,” writes Young.

“According to the Institute, 65.8% of Italians who died after being infected with Covid were ill with arterial hypertension (high blood pressure), 23.5% had dementia, 29.3% had diabetes, and 24.8% atrial fibrillation. Add to that, 17.4% had lung problems, 16.3% had had cancer in the last five years and 15.7% suffered from previous heart failures.”

The Institute’s new definition of a COVID death means that COVID has killed fewer people in Italy than (whisper it) the average bout of seasonal flu.

If a similar change were made by other national governments, the official COVID death toll would be cut by a margin of greater than 90 per cent.

Don’t expect many others to follow suit though, given that governments have invested so much of their authority in hyping the threat posed by the virus.

For example, behavioral psychologists in the UK worked with the state to deliberately “exaggerate” the threat of COVID via “unethical” and “totalitarian” methods of propaganda in order to terrify the public into mass compliance.

And it worked.

A survey conducted after the first lockdown found that the average Brit thought 100 times more people had died from COVID than the official death toll.

Now we come to understand that the official killed ‘by COVID’ and not ‘with COVID’ figure is less than one tenth what is officially reported as the total COVID death toll.

Despite the change, Italy may yet take the decision to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory, although how such a scheme would be imposed remains unspecified.


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