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Open thread 2/20/23

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  • Anne February 20, 2023, 8:10 AM

    m m m . . . .? Why don’t I believe that Biden is actually IN Kyiv?
    Let me count the ways a Hollywood studio, a teenager gifted with AI skills and equipment, or even a talented I phone user could make it look as if he is walking through Ukraine. It’s campaign time folks–stay alert!

    • jwm February 20, 2023, 8:34 AM

      Maybe we’ll get lucky, and Putin will nuke his ass.


    • Casey Klahn February 20, 2023, 8:48 AM

      Nah. An AI would fix his gait. He walks like a 1st GEN Boston Dynamics mule.

      I was watching the clip of him getting out of the sedan, and greeting Zelinksky and the woman (Z’s wife?) and the clip ends just before he goes for the hair sniff.

    • Anonymous February 21, 2023, 3:45 PM

      I bet he’s really there. Payments are screwed up and The Big Guy himself has to go straighten out sonny boy’s mess. And make sure the 10% keeps coming. You can skip paying the principal as long as the interest checks keep arriving.

  • Anne February 20, 2023, 8:34 AM

    It is between 10.5 and 11.5 hours flight time from DC to Kyiv. Do you think that Biden can do that?

    • azlibertarian February 20, 2023, 5:59 PM

      Biden will be fine. The doc will fix him up and he’ll sleep like a baby.

  • Joe Krill February 20, 2023, 8:34 AM

    From American Greatness

    Klaus Schwab: Whoever Masters 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies ‘Will be the Master of the World’
    Debra Heine, February 15, 2023
    Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), said this week that technologies emerging from the so-called fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are advancing exponentially and could “escape” the globalists’ “power to master” them.
    In his keynote speech to the World Government Summit on Monday, Schwab said shared global policies will be needed to mitigate this issue so globalists can be the “master of the world.”
    The 2023 World Government Summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Feb. 13-15.
    Schwab said: “A few years ago, we considered some technologies a science fiction that was difficult to implement, but today it has become a reality that we live through artificial intelligence, new space technology, and industrial biology, which heralds a major change coming during the next ten years, and requires governments to be ambitious in their decisions.”
    “Our life in 10 years from now will be completely different, very much affected,” Schwab explained, “and who masters those technologies, in some way, will be the master of the world.”
    “My deep concern is that those technologies, if we don’t work together on a global scale, if we do not formulate, shape together the necessary policies, they will escape our power to master those technologies,” Schwab said.
    Schwab and his WEF sidekick Yuval Noah Harari have spoken and written extensively in recent years on what they call “the fourth industrial revolution,” which is defined as “a fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), Web3, blockchain, 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and other technologies.”
    “What the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to is a fusion of our physical, our digital, and our biological identities,” Schwab said at the WEF in 2019.
    “The whole idea that humans have this soul or spirit and they have free will and nobody knows what’s happening inside me, so whatever I choose, whether it be in the election or in the supermarket this is my free will … that’s over,” Harari once said in an interview. Hariri has also repeatedly warned that humans are now hackable animals and called the idea that Jesus rose from the dead “fake news.”
    “I think the fourth industrial revolution will be in our mind for quite some years to come,” Schwab said at the World Government Summit this week.
    “How can we make sure that the individual — each citizen — doesn’t feel overwhelmed by change? Because we cannot understand really what’s going on, and if we do not understand, we become fearful, and we react negatively,” Schwab said at the summit this week. “One of my concerns is how to shape the necessary policies to make sure that those technologies serve humankind.”
    “Governments in different parts of the world should play leading roles in keeping pace with changes,” Schwab said, adding that “polarization of the public opinion” have stood in the way of progress.
    “It has to do with some feeling that we lose control over our own fate, and here I think governments have an important role to explain — and to have the ambition and the vision — to show that those technologies can serve for the good,” he said.
    Schwab pointed out during his address that his predictions about 4IR technologies were once considered science fiction, but have now become reality.
    “I wrote in 2015 the book ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution,’ and I mentioned 23 or 24 technologies which would change the world, like crypto and so on,” Schwab said.
    “The book was considered science fiction; all those technologies have become reality,” he added. “When you look at technology transformation, it usually takes place in terms of an S-curve, and we are just now where we move into the exponential phase,” he said.
    As part of their 4IR vision, the WEF has aggressively advocated for the creation of a global digital identity system.
    While the WEF pushed its vision of a globally integrated digital identity, Schwab was known to say throughout the pandemic, “nobody will be safe if not everyone is vaccinated.”
    Billionaire Elon Musk also spoke at the World Government Summit, warning attendees that too much cooperation between governments could result in a collapse of civilization.
    “I think we should be maybe a little bit concerned about actually becoming too much of a single world government,” he said at the World Government Summit remotely via video call.
    “If I may say, we want to avoid creating a civilizational risk by having — frankly, this might sound a little odd — too much cooperation between governments,” the Tesla CEO said.
    Musk explained, “While Rome was falling, Islam was rising, so you had … a caliphate doing well while Rome was doing terribly. And that ended up being a source of preservation of knowledge and many scientific advancements.”
    “So I think we need to be a little conscious of being too much of a single civilization because if we are too much of a single civilization then the whole thing may collapse,” he said.

    • Casey Klahn February 20, 2023, 8:51 AM

      And we all thought Terminator was fiction; turns out it was prophecy.

  • Anne February 20, 2023, 8:53 AM

    Thanks for posting this Joe. It is a great detailed reminder.

    Does anyone here have the website for the guy who follows military airplanes and ships? I have not heard from him for some time and he was providing a wonderful service.

  • Casey Klahn February 20, 2023, 8:58 AM

    I was all excited for the Biden’s Afghanistan Debacle hearing in Congress, and now Biden pulls this piece of political theater. Game. Set. Match. Dark Brandon’s got balls of number 10 steel. He can fuck my sister (says millions of democrat voters).

    Well, my promise of new civility lasted less than 2 months, didn’t it?

    Expect Brandon to OK the provision of jets to Ukraine, next. Not that it matters, because the air war in this conflict has been a null set. OK, so don’t get me started. POTUS is our new green screen and AI dear leader. Take it, America.

    • hooodathunkit February 21, 2023, 6:37 PM

      STOP!! Stop believing mainstream media. Jeez, Casey, you aught to know better than that.
      Yes, Biden (or an identical, dementia-ridden twin) was in Kiev. Yes, the official line was the WH security was ‘concerned’, but if you watch their agents none seemed the least concerned, in fact acting more casual than usual. So what gives?

      Both Zelensky and US State told the Russians —ahead of time— Biden would be there and asked they not target Kiev; and evil-Putin-incarnate agreed to that. Leading to a lot of internal Russian chatter they should have bombed the place . . . . but then Kamala would take over. (Sorta funny to read Russians seeing things that way)

      But bravado? Nah. Fake air-raid sirens that nobody paid attention, much less reacted, to. Not much different than Hillary getting out of the helicopter “under sniper fire’; a friend was her briefer and has the pitchers to prove it all. The entire Kiev event was kabuki theater.

  • Gagdad Bob February 20, 2023, 10:09 AM

    Biden insisted on going because he wants to wish the troops a happy Thanksgiving.

    • Anne February 20, 2023, 2:22 PM

      A really “sweet” giggle!

    • TrangBang68 February 21, 2023, 3:55 AM

      Isn’t his son Beau serving over there in the sixty nine hundred and fifty seventyth Transdermal Brigade?

      • Gagdad Bob February 21, 2023, 9:37 AM

        No, he died defending us from the J6 attack on the Twin Towers.

  • John the River February 20, 2023, 2:34 PM

    I’m really, really tired of Zelinksky. He’s never satisfied with the support he’s getting. Send tanks, and he needs enough tanks to ‘roll into Red Square’… and no tanks, err thanks.

    On Mondays we get stories about the danger of sending too many weapons and missiles to Ukraine that our own forces are dangerously short. On Wednesday we’re shooting a $400K missile at weather balloons (or two of them when we miss) to show that Brandon is ‘protecting’ the American airspace.

    Now Brandon has flown directly into Ukraine to collect his next check. He couldn’t send Miley?

    More 16 year old soccer players dropping dead.

    This world is nuts.

    • Casey Klahn February 20, 2023, 4:51 PM

      I thought Biden’s own staff were knifing him in the back re: secret documents mishandled. Now, POTUS has the guts to go to Kiev? His secret service don’t even like him. That is some naddy-assed shit, right there.

      But, the award for best comment goes to: Gagdad Bob, for the Thxgiving Day quip. That is comedy gold.

  • Marsha February 20, 2023, 7:06 PM

    This Harari is one evil soulless “it”. This was one disturbing article. Thank you.

    • ThisIsNotNutella February 21, 2023, 6:45 PM

      He’s right out of Central Casting. The jokes write themselves. But that (((sexually deviant reptile))) is no laughing matter. If he had his way most of us Lowing Useless Eaters would be euthanized.

  • Wilfred Ruffian February 20, 2023, 8:34 PM

    He also seems to be a complete nitwit. I find him quite amusing.
    That whole wef crew seem like cartoon characters. They will be humiliated and destroyed by what they seek to control. Think of the three stooges with plumbing tools.

  • ghostsniper February 21, 2023, 8:16 AM

    Yesterday I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun right in the doorway. I put 9 shells beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

    While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.

    After about an hour, I checked on the gun.
    It was still sitting there, right where I had left it.
    It hadn’t moved itself.
    It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had presented to do so.
    In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself.

    Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.

    I must be in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

    The United States is third in murders throughout the world.
    But if you take out just four cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC and New Orleans, the United States is fourth from the bottom, in the entire world, for murders!
    These four cities also have the toughest gun control laws in the U. S.
    All four of these cities are controlled by democrats.
    It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data – right?

    Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.

    • Anne February 21, 2023, 1:14 PM

      Thanks for this new look . . .
      I thought Baltimore had the highest rate of murders. Maybe they just didn’t want to embarrass Pelosi–

    • Bob Ayaga February 22, 2023, 9:42 AM

      Did you make sure to pack the barrel with grease to prevent rust?

    • humdeedee February 24, 2023, 9:30 AM

      Of all the humorous quips posted in the comments, your heavily-laced with snark made me laugh out loud. 🤣 Thanks. I needed the laugh.

  • jwm February 21, 2023, 1:33 PM

    Just remember, Ghostsniper:
    There is absolutely no correlation WHAT SO EVER between the demographics of those benighted cities, and the murder rate therein. Nope, None.


  • LP February 21, 2023, 3:49 PM

    Thank you for keeping AD going new neo. I was driving home tonight and it struck me, many, many days after the fact, of what a loss it is to have no AD anymore. It was a great blog. I loved the old actually better than the new, because it seemed like you could follow the threads and go down rabbit holes, and there was always more there than you expected. You’d see a topic when you first logged in, and then there were all kinds of links that you could follow, and there was so much to read about. AD was the first blog or website that I ever subscribed to with a paid subscription. I just really liked it and felt it was worth it. It was my main go-to for evening reading. I found AD through Maggie’s Farm (anotherdotcom.com)

    • LP February 21, 2023, 3:52 PM

      Just want to add to my comment. I didn’t mean to be so impersonal, saying that I loved American Digest, since the author is gone, I should have mentioned Gerard, what I should have said is that I really enjoyed Gerard’s blog very much!

  • Anne February 21, 2023, 9:11 PM

    I think those of us who are commenting here now are trying desperately to get something up and going that is a reminder of what we have lost, but in it’s own way is good to be a part of, even though Gerard is not here–we keep trying.

    • LadyBikki February 22, 2023, 8:06 AM

      I miss the blog but I miss his wit and wisdom.
      He was the blog.

  • Casey Klahn February 21, 2023, 10:46 PM

    I’m happy and impressed with the great comments and fine writing we are seeing here in the Post-AD AD.

    I was both horrified and plentifully amused watching Biden cannonball down the AF-2 stairs in Poland today. No doubt, his new size 10 balls are too much to counter-balance and he pitched down the stairs after them. I hope he’s not hurt, but at the same time I am HORRIFIED by the reality that we probably won’t get any news whatsoever about the condition of our leader. The leader of the free world…is a laughing stock and an imbecile. He’s goddamned Three-Stooges material, and it’s embarrassing, but nothing is more chilling than knowing your news media will not inform you of anything, and knowing that you are completely in the dark about the state of the world.

    If Biden disappeared from the world stage tomorrow, say from tripping down the stairs of his jet plane, I daresay we’d all be better off. How long can this farce continue?

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