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Open thread 11/1/23

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  • ghostsniper November 1, 2023, 9:12 AM

    Bought a lovely one in a Grecian urn at this place (below) this past spring when my wife and I did lunch there. It’s sitting in the middle of the table in the breakfast nook right now, bathed in morning sun. I had the chicken salad croissant and sassafras tea, and we sat next to a gurgling cascade fountain.
    This was the first time we had eaten out since early 2020. It was my wife’s choice. My choice would have been the messican joint in Morgantown.

  • Casey Klahn November 1, 2023, 12:29 PM

    Listening to the pun dits on the news talk about Israel needs to be proportionate. F me sideways. Was the US proportionate in its bombing of Nazi Germany? That was damnear completely disproportionate. The UK bombed worse than they received from the Germans.

    Where in Clausewitz does he write about proportionality? Nowhere, that’s where. This talk of Israel needing to be proportionate – if the rules of calling out racism were applied, then it would be obvious that the Lefty news media are racist against the Jews.

    If the discussion of morality were to be entered into, because that’s what “proportionate” implies – morality, then moral would be to rubble Egypt, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, and more. This would end the MidEast wars, and that outcome is shiningly and incandescently moral. Mr Lefty media man can KMA and do it precisely and morally well.

    Back to my thesis: keep your head straight, pilgrims. WWIII looms and you’ll be wanting to survive it, I imagine. That includes surviving mentally and not going crazy with the Left’s idiocracy. I heard Jordan Peterson say today that Biden might’ve closed the accords between Israel and Saudi Arabia at the start of his administration, but that would be handing a big hefty atta-boy to Trump. The accords in question are the reason Hamas attacked last month. Biden is non-stop ruining the world, but at least you can say he likes the environment. You gotta give him that.

    • John A. Fleming November 1, 2023, 2:07 PM

      Proportionality is a leftover from the Cold War. Nobody wanted the ME to explode in a wider war. We learned that in 1973 and 1979 with the oil shocks. If Israel went all total war on its attackers, then the oil from the ME would stop, messing up everybody. No ME islamic country is allowed to be defeated by the Western non-islamic powers. If it looks like one will be, then all the other islamic nations must ally themselves with the beleagured country. Esp. no defeats are to be allowed by the Jews against the islamics. We don’t want the islamics to think that their religion brings inferior results.

      Those idiot whores in the journalism “profession” have no idea why “proportionality” must be maintained. It’s just a handy cudgel to attack Israel who they, the journalists, despise. It’s death to Israel by a thousand proportionate cuts. The Jews “oppress” the noble Palis. The Palis deservedly strike back in the only way they can. Israel deserves the strike, but can only make a “proportionate” response, proportionate meaning not able to affect the ability of the Palis to strike. Proprtionate means a endless stalemate of attrition.

      If all the “aid” money from the USA and Europe that flowed into Gazan coffers went to improving the place, there wouldn’t be nearly so much hate of the Jews and the West. But no, all this aid is taken by Hamas for the war effort. For instance, we had that article the other day about a big find of natural gas found offshore of Gaza … twenty years ago. But when the government doesn’t work for the benefit of the people, and has no law other than kill all the Jews, they were unable to attract the capital necessary to develop the field. In effect, they oppress themselves and blame the Jews.

      • Casey Klahn November 1, 2023, 7:40 PM

        I enjoy watching Ryan McBeth for mil intelligence. He very carefully exceeded his portfolio today and asked: what would it take to make “from the river to the sea” Palestinian. Logistically speaking, it’d take an effort the equivalent of the US military in WWII! Fat chance of that happening among the Arabs. Their armies are palace guard armies – only meant to keep the leadership in power. Forget the 1973 Israeli-Egypitan-Syrian War. That’s the past.

        This present war is a portfolio fattener for Iran. It’s a second front for Russia. After the current events in Gaza, the status quo ante will remit, and missiles will be lobbed forever across the skies East of Israel, back and forth.

        It’s another desperate move by Russia, in a long line of desperate moves. However, the initiative on the East Europe Front may flip to Russia for the Winter. maybe not; we’ll see.

  • ghostsniper November 1, 2023, 2:04 PM

    A lot of lines have been created to divide a people.
    In all of them, without exception, there are exceptions.
    Take the left and right paradigm for example.
    I believe in aspects of both sides.
    Same with liberal and conservative.
    Etc., etc.

    My line is simple, and true.
    Host and parasite.
    In any dividing paradigm look at it from that perspective, host and parasite, and you’ll see what I mean.

    Left and right feed off of each other.
    Circumstantially, both are hosts and parasites.
    Lose the parasitic aspect and both become a matched pair working in harmony.

    What is this “parasitic aspect”, you might ask?
    Why, stolen money of course.
    It is used as carrot and a cudgel to coerce and appease others.
    You cannot create and run a viable enterprise based in criminal intent because when you sanction crime for some you sanction it for all and eventually the whole things collapses into itself.

    The evidence of the current collapse is being clouded by all this warring nonsense all over the world, most of it being perpetrated by the largest and most nefarious criminal organization the world has ever known. Ukraine, Russia, the ME, China, etc., are no threat what’s so ever to a viable, truthful, non-criminal sovereign nation. They are only threats to others like them.

    Parasitism starts in the brain.

    It’s 5 o’clock, do you know where your brain is?

  • Terry November 1, 2023, 3:16 PM

    ” . . . being perpetrated by the largest and most nefarious criminal organization the world has ever known”

    Yes, and add “demented” as well. The only stopping power is the people. There is nothing that these bastardos will not do to maintain power. Law and order are a concept that is no more, in this world.

  • ghostsniper November 1, 2023, 6:37 PM

    Don’t blink, you’ll miss it! j/k
    P63 vs B17


    • Casey Klahn November 1, 2023, 7:45 PM

      Awww Ouchhh. That B-17s not invaluable” it’s irreplaceable!

      Flyings for the birds.

      • ghostsniper November 2, 2023, 4:02 AM

        Take a look at the link below.

        The Kingcobra was one of only a couple planes that were built where the engine was BEHIND the pilot.

        There was a driveshaft that ran under the pilot, forward, to the propeller in the front.

        Yes, there was a “hump” in the floor like in cars.

        The pik below shows this unique configuration.


  • ghostsniper November 1, 2023, 7:38 PM

    Vox knocked it out of the park. LOL
    I saw some of this stuff elsewhere the other day.

    The money shot:

    “So, the elites can fly false flags and slaughter every kindergartener in New Jersey, they can rape every puppy and kitten in Tel Aviv, and it still won’t move us to support them one little bit.”


    Better find out who your enemies really are, before they step up to your front door.
    Hint: Your front door ain’t on the other side of the world, but clown show is. honk honk
    BTW, look up sleight of hand, and don’t say I didn’t tell you so.

  • ghostsniper November 2, 2023, 8:06 AM

    But, but, but….wouldn’t HIS mask protect him?

    I suppose it’s a good thing breathing is an involuntary thing, otherwise some people would die immediately due to lack of intellectual bandwidth.


    Citizen John Doe:
    I’m not sure why so many people can understand they don’t have the right to punch me in the nose and kill me but can’t understand why they shouldn’t cough in my face and kill me during a deadly virus pandemic. Head scratcher for me.


  • Snakepit Kansas November 2, 2023, 4:29 PM

    Gun range time tomorrow. Shoot up some old 7mmREMMag rounds. Recoil junkie.

    • ghostsniper November 2, 2023, 5:22 PM

      !!!! 🙂

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