Saturday, December 9, 2023

and.. It's Saturday Night... Be Good Out There....







Imagine The Stamina... Brutal Bear Fight Caught In Wilderness... Never Give Up...









This AI Stuff Is Exponentially Getting Better And Better... What is real and what isn't????






 The video is digitally altered to show Ukrainian high-jumper Yuliya Levchenko, who is naturally beautiful, with a makeup face filter on. The original video can be found below:


Oh Look, Covid Part Deux, Just In Time For The Erection Season...

 via the EPOCH TIMES<

How bad is the pediatric pneumonia outbreak in China?
If you ask Chinese authorities, the answer would be that you shouldn’t be too worried.
Beijing has told the World Health Organization that there are no “unusual or new pathogens” or clinical symptoms.
Some of the Chinese media reports have described the illness as “preventable and controllable”—you might recall the same phrase being used back in early 2020 when the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread in Wuhan.
Whatever the case, the concerns from Chinese parents are real.
Families are waiting in long queues at Chinese hospitals for hours so that they could see a doctor. Many classes get suspended because too many children are sick.
“Everyone in the class is coughing—you can’t even hear what the teacher is saying,” a man with the surname Chen told The Epoch Times, recounting what he heard from his school-aged daughter from Beijing.
People have had to wait early in the morning to get a placement number at hospitals, and some health workers said they have to do the same. A number in the 1,000s isn’t uncommon. The wait time is so long that some people bring chairs and tents, and administer IV drips to themselves during the process.
While the WHO is seeking more information from the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese regime’s coverup is being noted by a number of U.S. lawmakers.
“We have no ability to trust the Chinese,” Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), told The Epoch Times’ sister outlet NTD on Nov. 30.
He had signed a letter asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigate the outbreak in China.
Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), a practicing surgeon, also said he believes “China’s going to do everything possible so that they don’t look like they’re the genesis of another pandemic.”
“I don’t trust anything the Chinese say—not a word,” he told NTD. “You get burned once, you don’t get burned again.”
A number of Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, have called for a travel ban.
“A ban on travel now could save our country from death, lockdowns, mandates, and further outbreaks later,” they wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden.
No travel ban is being planned for the moment.
Asked if the State Department supports a travel ban, spokesperson Matthew Miller said they will “continue to monitor this situation closely and provide important updates should the situation change.”
“At this point the CDC has said publicly it does not have any evidence that it’s a novel pathogen,” he said in response to a question from The Epoch Times during a press briefing.
Chinese authorities seem to be using the same strategy it used three years ago to convince the public that the outbreak isn’t very severe.
There has been a lot of emphasis on the effect of flu and other contagions spreading around this time that could have contributed to the clusters of outbreaks; mycoplasma pneumonia is another cause cited.
But Sean Lin, a former lab director at the viral diseases branch of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, isn’t happy with that explanation. Respiratory disease seasons in the past hadn’t reached such a scale as it has now.
A whistleblower close to the top Chinese leadership told The Epoch Times that the Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping had ordered officials to play down the severity of the outbreak and emphasize that it’s not a result of COVID-19 mutation.
Some countries and regions are now expressing concerns. 
Taiwan has advised elderly, very young, and those with poor immunity to avoid going to China.
In China, COVID-19 isn’t heavily mentioned, but there's growing public speculation that a virus mutation may be at play here.
So far, the Chinese authorities are expanding hospital capacity, promoting traditional Chinese medicine, telling feverish students and teachers not come to class.

One of the main reasons Americans are feeling "a lot lighter" in the wallet


There is a scene in the movie Home Alone showing the main character going to a grocery store and buying $19.83 worth of groceries. Included are a TV dinner, half a gallon of orange juice, frozen mac and cheese, laundry detergent, cling wrap, a pack of army men, toilet paper, and dryer sheets. Keep in mind this is circa 1990. Last year those same items would have cost $44.40. Today that same buggy load of items would cost $77.28. FJB
I was reading this story about inflation on one of the "main media outlets" that will not allow me to hyper-link. Here it is.


Friday, December 8, 2023

Friday Femme Fatale Farrago......






I am shocked, absolutely shocked I say!

It must be some kind of trick, but according to this article (and others), the Senate Republicans obstructed communist-demonrat measures calling for unanimous consent to pass assault weapons ban/background checks bill. I hope a lot of these RHINOS are getting the message that the Americans that work, contribute, build, produce, pay taxes, and who elect them to office are sick and tired of their double speaking-lying ways and their failure to put AMERICANS first. As for assistant commie-party chairman kommrade Schumer, he can stick this sort of legislation where the sun doesn't shine. Read the entire story here.

h/t to reader Bob in E-town

Mt Monadnock Hiking Then and Now...


 I saw this on book of face earlier today.

Someone had posted the first image as the "NOW" photo. 

Below that one is the "BEFORE" photo with a caption that it was 1904. 

119 years ago.

No Northface

No Timberland

No Keen

No Spandex

No Recycled "Green" Rubber Souls

No Gore-Tex

No Wicking Materials

No Freeze dried lunch

No Energy Bars

No helicopter rescue

No cell phone selfies... 


No porta-potties in paved parking lot.

The list goes on......

And they all survived, I would assume.


Just men and women smartly dressed and out for a hike to the top of the mountain.


Note the similar overhanging rock, upper left of image. 

It appears the lead man in the second photo was standing where the new white arrow is painted.  (upper center of first picture)

Mt Monadnock White Arrow Trail.



Imagine the trip just to get there. Most likely horse and buggy which would have been a journey in

and of itself. Return home to the outhouse and no running water or electricity.

Cutting Edge Wilhelm Bauer U-2540 type XXI, Scuttled in 1945 Raised in 1957 & Used Again


H/T to reader Bob in E-town

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Snow is rare here in the Southland and I have had almost zero experience shoveling it, but I can certainly relate to the humor in this piece titled "Diary of Snow Shoveler".

Moved to North Dakota this fall. We heard that summers are fun and winter is beautiful. We think there is no more beautiful a place in the whole world!
December 8 - 6:00 PM It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So romantic, we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
December 9 - We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had! Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks.
This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!
December 12 - The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry- we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.
December 14 - Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.
December 15 - 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.
December 16 - Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
December 17 - Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God! I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.
December 20 - Electricity's back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling! Took all day. The damn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but. they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.
December 22 - Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold, it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob-who has a plow on his truck-for the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.
December 23 - Only 2 inches of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she, nuts?!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago. She says she did but I think she's lying.
December 24 - 6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling, and then he comes down the street...at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents...but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.
December 25 - Merry f---ing Christmas! 20 more inches of the damn slop tonight - snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a fricking idiot. If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to feed her through a chipper shredder.
December 26 - Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.
December 27 - Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $4,400 to replace all my pipes.
December 28 - Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!
December 29 - 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
December 30 - Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only for the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. Nine more inches predicted.
December 31 - I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.
January 8 - Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed ???
-Author Unknown
H/T to Bob in E-town!


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