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  • ghostsniper October 20, 2023, 8:51 AM

    On a cold October’s day
    The battlefield at Gettysburg
    On a plaque I read my name
    The wheels of time begin to turn


  • ghostsniper October 20, 2023, 12:14 PM

    If the fed gov failed financially today, no more income tax, no more pay outs, would you better off or worse off?

    What do you think the US would be like 30 days after such a thing?

    • DT October 20, 2023, 4:38 PM

      After 30 days, I doubt there’d be a recognizable country though the riots may have eased by then. Calling whatever would be left “the US” doesn’t mean it would be the US. On the other hand, I consider America and The United States to be two separate partially over-lapping entities so maybe “the US” would still exist..

      • Snakepit Kansas October 22, 2023, 7:48 AM

        Bullets would start flying in less than three days.

      • Terry October 22, 2023, 1:05 PM

        I agree the “US” and “America” are two entirely different concepts. The “US” is already a concept of the past. “America” is the physical, geographical real estate.

        The US or the United States, is gone and will not be revived. The massive border disaster is the main cause of the coming horrid demographics. The second cause of the disaster is the destruction of Judeo and Christian humanity in this once nation. Government run “propaganda/education” is also a main contributor.

        That is the way I view things.

        • DT October 22, 2023, 7:55 PM

          Hi Terry:

          I actually think of it the other way round with the US being the political entity currently represented by Jo & The Ho; America is the quickly fading “ideal” if you will.

          Either way though …

    • Casey Klahn October 24, 2023, 7:28 AM

      If the US failed financially, wouldn’t the assets go to the receiver? In my mind, that would be banks and certain principles. Consider this: capitalism would still exist.

      But, I have an even darker frame of mind, where I see myself in a future where I will be riding a horse, and bartering for essential needs. Raising cattle and pigs, and growing a victory garden.

      Is there a similar word to “dystopian” for this future I foresee? Not exactly utopian, but something in the middle?

  • ghostsniper October 20, 2023, 12:32 PM

    Do Not, I repeat, DO NOT look at this.
    You’ve been warned.


  • ghostsniper October 21, 2023, 4:34 AM

    Once again, white doods are the scourge of the planet.
    Apparently everybody else would be so much better without us.

    Maybe all the white doods should go galt and let everybody else find out how good life would be in our *absence*.

    **After a year the whole country would look like downtown Detroit.


    High steaks society: who are the 12% of people consuming half of all beef in the US?
    Beef production is a huge climate crisis driver, and a new study says only a small percentage of the country does most of the eating

    One of the biggest drivers of the climate crisis, accounting for a third of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, is food production, with meat – particularly beef – at the top of the list.

    The US is the biggest consumer of beef in the world, but, according to new research, it’s actually a small percentage of people who are doing most of the eating. A recent study shows that on any given day, just 12% of people in the US account for half of all beef consumed in the US.

    If we’re serious about avoiding the worst of the climate crisis, we need to consume fewer animal products.
    Hot air: five climate myths pushed by the US beef industry
    Read more
    “It may be that some of those 12% don’t realize the impacts that beef has on their health or the environment,” said study author Diego Rose, professor and director of nutrition at Tulane University. “The concern is, on a usual basis, are you eating a disproportionate amount?”

    Research has shown that beef production, which goes hand in hand with deforestation to create grazing land for cows, is responsible for over 4.2bn metric tons of global carbon emissions. Consuming beef is up to 10 times more impactful than chicken, and over 50 times that of beans. Numerous health studies have shown risks of elevated heart disease from red meat.

    So who is this 12% consuming all that beef?

    Men and people between the ages of 50 and 65 were more likely to be in what the researchers dubbed as “disproportionate beef eaters”, defined as those who, based on a recommended daily 2,200 calorie-diet, eat more than four ounces – the rough equivalent of more than one hamburger – daily. The study analyzed one-day dietary snapshots from over 10,000 US adults over a four-year period.

    White people were among those more likely to eat more beef, compared with other racial and ethnic groups like Black and Asian Americans. Older adults, college graduates, and those who looked up MyPlate, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) online nutritional educational campaign, were far less likely to consume a disproportionate amount of beef.

    The USDA recommends eating no more than 4oz (113 grams) of all meat, poultry and egg products. On average, teenage boys consume more meat, poultry and eggs than is recommended by these guidelines, and for adult men, the distance from the recommendations is even greater, the study reveals.

    Experts say there are deep historical and cultural reasons why beef intake is higher for men and boys.

    “There’s this connection between meat consumption and masculinity,” said Joshua Specht, author of the book Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America. “Historically, to be a successful man in America meant eating beef.”

    Beef was first introduced in North America as European colonizers cleared Indigenous land and wildlife like bison. It became a core part of the nation’s identity in the late 19th century, with the expansion in the United States west.

    In the early 20th century, with the arrival of immigrants from Europe, where eating meat was reserved for special occasions, the vast grazing land and industrialization of beef production meant that the rare delicacy was more attainable. Federal subsidies for beef production later made it even cheaper and easier to access.

    Now, amid growing public discourse over the dangers of meat consumption, Republicans have politicized meat. There have even been false claims that Joe Biden would “take away” hamburgers.

    Specht said that meat is now part of “what it means to be American”. “Meat, apple pie, football, having a truck, it becomes a marker of identity.”

    Making a positive impact on the climate doesn’t necessarily mean giving up all meat – even reductions and substitutions can make a difference. A study from last year showed that people who replaced chicken for beef decreased their carbon dioxide emissions from food by 48% each day.

    A recent study published in Nature shows that if by 2050, people substitute half of the global beef, chicken, pork and milk consumption for plant-based alternatives, emissions from agriculture and land use to produce these animal products would decline by 31%.

    The way to approach such substitution should focus on “trying to convince people to start with a gradual change”, said Marta Kozicka who authored the substitution study, “as radical solutions might be a bit difficult to accept for some people”.

    Rose says it’s critical for educational programs to try to reach disproportionate beef eaters, since changing their diets will have the most impact. But is it possible? Specht is skeptical, given how ingrained our eating habits are, and says that a better strategy is to try to prevent people from becoming disproportionate eaters in the first place.

    “There are lots of folks that can cut back,” said Rose. “The more people understand the health and environmental implications of beef eating, the more that some of them will eat less.”

    He added: “We may like the cheap price of beef, but we’re paying a lot more for it than we realize.”


  • ghostsniper October 21, 2023, 9:14 AM

    They accuse others of what they themselves are doing.
    It’s going to get nasty in the lead up to election 2024.
    Careful you don’t get swept up into something you can’t get back out of.

    Pix, vidz, graffz at the link.

    From the president down, the Biden administration has presented Trump and MAGA as an existential threat to American democracy and talked up the risk of domestic terrorism and violence associated with the 2024 election campaign.

    “Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans are a threat to the very soul of this country,” President Biden tweeted last September, the first time that he explicitly singled out the former president. “MAGA Republicans aim to question not only the legitimacy of past elections but elections being held now and into the future,” Biden said.

    Biden’s Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall said: “The use of violence to pursue political ends is a profound threat to our public safety and national security…it is a threat to our national identity, our values, our norms, our rule of law—our democracy.”

    For Attorney General Merrick Garland: “Attacks by domestic terrorists are attacks on all of us collectively, aimed at rending the fabric of our democratic society and driving us apart.”

    More here:

  • ghostsniper October 21, 2023, 5:59 PM

    Alright Now
    Jeez, 21 years ago already…


  • ghostsniper October 22, 2023, 7:39 AM

    Stopped by Phil’s place and he asked if I wanted to ride across town to measure a new dumpster his boss bought and I said sure.
    When we got in the truck he handed me a tape measure and said he found it in a box of stuff he bought at a garage sale.
    The tape was bigger than normal and had a hand crank on the side, no internal spring.
    It was called “AccuTape”, The Last Tape You’ll Ever Own, and it was actually 2 tapes, one coming out each side.
    “Measure twice, cut once” was the bi-line on the tape and it looked like it was made in the 50’s or 60’s.
    The back of the tape had some directions.

    Got to the dumpster and I jumped up on and then down in it and Phil handed me the end of the tape which I held down at the floor.
    Phil sighted across the top, 62 and 1/2 inches.

    The first line of directions said, Use Tape A to measure object.
    The second line said, Pull Tape B out a distance equal to that of Tape A.
    Phil pulled Tape B out and as he did Tape A reeled back inside the housing.
    When he had pulled Tape B out to 62 and 1/2 inches he read the third line.
    If Tape B measurement is equal to Tape A and Tape A is fully retracted, measurement is correct.

    We stared dumbfound at the tape, then looked up at each other quizzically, then Phil said, “This stupid piece of shit!” and he threw it in the dumpster.
    We walked back to the truck and Phil said, “Let’s go get some bacon and eggs!”.

  • Anne October 22, 2023, 9:31 AM

    When I was a young and the single mother of a seven year old, I rented a small house on the outskirts of town. I thought it was ideal the new housing development was on the other side of a small hill, but in the front and to the sides there were still fields where people had pastured their horses. There was another small house on the other side of the pasture.

    The 1970 census came out and I was told that all I had to do was fill in our names and fill in the portion about how many people lived in my little house (2). Is sent it in to the government as required. Several weeks later I was sunning in my backyard on my one day off. It was warm and I was in my swimsuit. Two men in dark suits with raincoats on (it had not rained) knocked on my front door, but I could not hear them as I was in the backyard. They came around the side of the building and while standing over me they showed me their badges–FBI. Was I protesting the Viet Nam war? NOPE– I never protested anything except this stupid census form. Was I living here illegally? NOPE–would you like to see my lease contract? Why had I failed to fill in my census form? Because I was told that I was only required to let you know how many people lived in the house. Not how many toilets were in the house, or whether I owned it, or anything else.
    That’s my experience with the FBI

    • Terry October 22, 2023, 1:26 PM

      Anne, your experience with the FBI is typical. The organization was founded on the hiring of thugs for the purpose of stealing home brew liquor.

      If you were sunning in the back yard, the thugs must have had early version drones back then.

      My mother would have answered the “how many toilets are in the house; “ZERO”. We had an outhouse. We did not get an indoor toilet until 1952 or so. We also made wine on the premises from a small vineyard we owned. Also the main crop was products from our apple orchard. Mainly apple juice, apple cider and few bottles of the hard variety. Now viewed as major criminals I suppose. No licenses to grow, ferment or distill anything in our neck of the woods. Cops were out numbered, outsmarted, and stayed away from normal folds so their bodies would not be dropped down very deep gold mine shafts of which there were thousands of and many are still open and waiting. And the bodies were usually never found.

    • jwm October 22, 2023, 1:55 PM

      A few years back we got picked for some sort of special survey from the census bureau. I ignored it. They sent people to the house. I told them that I declined to participate. They came back and back and back. Each time I told them I declined to participate, and shut the door on them. One time my wife answered the door. They were grilling her with all kinds of questions. I went to the door and told them get out. Mary stayed there. The census guy asked questions. I said, decline to state, decline to state, and then told him I would not participate any further. Get out. He wouldn’t leave until I got nasty, and got right in his damned face. I yelled. GET OFF THIS PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT COME BACK. GET OUT!
      That was the last I heard from them.


      • ghostsniper October 22, 2023, 2:29 PM

        “A few years back…”

        Your a white dood, so today you are a terrorist.
        If you had behaved that way today they might have swarmed your crib with bloated jackboots, shot all your animals, tore up the whole place, stole stuff, “handled” your wife, slapped you around a little then cuffed you and dragged to the wagon.

        Many years later your physical and emotional scars would have mostly healed, but the legal system will continue to be major in your life all of your days.

        Welcome to the gulag comrade.

  • ghostsniper October 22, 2023, 5:13 PM

    Here they go again.
    (my question at the bottom)

    Many of the House Republicans, after betraying their constituents and secret voting to get Jim Jordan out of the running for speaker of the house, are now signing a “unity pledge.” They wouldn’t do this for Jim Jordan, but now want to do this for Tom Emmer. The reps that want to do this include all the worst, like Don Bacon.

    The unity pledge means that in another secret vote, whoever gets a majority of votes from the house republicans will be the person for whom they ALL publicly vote for speaker. This will be Tom Emmer. Over 100 House Republicans will go for this scumbag.

    Tom Emmer formerly worked for George Soros’ network. He also wants to do away with the electoral college. He is not conservative in any way. The Democrats will also vote for him, making him speaker. He is a Democrat and a new world order globalist masquerading as a conservative.

    This will essentially be the final betrayal of the people by Republican Party.


    Why does anyone vote?

  • ghostsniper October 23, 2023, 5:03 AM

    This place is taking forever to load.
    Anybody else experiencing this?

  • me October 23, 2023, 6:27 AM


  • Donato October 23, 2023, 1:49 PM

    After viewing this blog over the last few months, I notice that the vast majority (and often back-to-back) posts are from ghostsniper. Seems almost like OC behavior, or just simple loneliness. WOuld this be a correct assumption?

    Just asking for a friend.

    • ghostsniper October 23, 2023, 2:04 PM

      Project much?
      Or are you just new and stupid?

  • Bob Clark October 23, 2023, 3:45 PM

    Ghostsniper is doing his darndest to take up the mantle of our good friend, Gerard. It’s wonderful. Thank you ghostsniper.

  • Mike Seyle October 23, 2023, 4:39 PM

    If ghost doesn’t post, this place is toast. I check in throughout the day. Love you guys and gals. And always Neo, who keeps her word.

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