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Open thread 3/1/24

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  • ghostsniper March 1, 2024, 8:02 AM


  • ghostsniper March 1, 2024, 8:03 AM

    Another US citizen occurs every 24 seconds.

  • ghostsniper March 1, 2024, 8:13 AM

    Hunter Biden testimony yesterday.


    Speaking of bad looks, did you happen to read the transcript of Hunter Biden’s testimony to the conjoined House Committees yesterday on the matter of the Biden family’s global bribery business? It’s available at this link, all 229 pages of the hours-long session. I read over 120 pages of the dang thing in the wee hours overnight and it’s really a fabulous soap opera of First Son Hunter Biden copping a plea over his various addiction problems (boo-hoo), and repeating endlessly, against a blizzard of incriminating documentary evidence, that his “dad” had no knowledge of his business deals with Ukrainian, Chinese, Russian, Kazakh, and Romanian parties, and did not receive any money filtered through the network of Hunter’s many fake companies (multiple Rosemont Senecas and Hudson Wests) that had no other business except routing payments into Biden family bank accounts.


  • ghostsniper March 1, 2024, 11:00 AM

    Back in the 80’s when I was first starting out in business I was very naive about all of it especially the taxes part. I spent what I earned. Then tax day rolled around and I learned a hard lesson. A VERY hard lesson. So hard that 30+ years later I still learn it.

    I’ve told many people since then that were starting out to NOT get behind in your taxes, but like my naive ass that is exactly what they did, and like me they learned a hard lesson.

    Regular employees are ignorant to this tax stuff because their employer steals the taxes before they ever see it. For example, most employees are unaware that self employed people have to pay TWICE as much social security taxes because they don’t have an employer that is forced to pay half. While the rate employees pay, about 14% and what their employers pay, about 14% is paid entirely, 28% by the self employed person. That hurts.

    As long as they play by the rules like good little citizens there is a side to the US gov’t that most people never get to see, and in fact cannot even imagine it exists. The mafia side. It brews just below the surface always ready to emerge and cause mayhem.

    Back in 1988 when I got behind in my taxes a negress employee of the IRS called my wife at her job and berated her mercilessly. Tried to embarrass her because I didn’t do my civic duty. That negress almost brought my wife to tears when she loudly asked her, “What kind of woman would stay married to a man like that?”, and at that point my wife hung up and drove home without saying a word to her boss.

    Anyway, the other day I was talking with an accountant friend in Fort Myers, FL and he told me that about half of his corporate accounts have not paid any quarterly taxes for 2023. He has almost 300 corporate accounts. Last week he emailed all of them and notified them that their entire income tax obligation, plus interest and penalties will be due on April 15th. Not one of them replied to his email.

    He said every year there’s always a couple companies that get into trouble but this year is way different and he’s never seen it this bad. Looks like a bunch of companies are going to go under later this year and it’s not a regional thing.

    • DT March 1, 2024, 3:50 PM

      “in fact cannot even imagine it exists. The mafia side”
      The mafia is more honest

  • Joe Krill March 1, 2024, 11:30 AM

    This should complement ghost snipers message on taxes. A big reason but not the only reason why we have such onerous taxes.

  • ghostsniper March 1, 2024, 2:13 PM

    Oh dear, not sure I could endure a “community” at this point in my life.
    I go out of my way to avoid people in general.


    A New Home Community
    For those on a never-ending quest in search of new knowledge, new experiences and new connections, the Asteria™ community is envisioned as an oasis for lifelong learners. And in the spirit of creating true community, gathering spots and green spaces will provide a perfect setting for meeting new friends who share a passion for living life to its fullest.

    The name Asteria pays homage to the wonder of the night sky and its ability to make us pause, ponder and consider life’s possibilities. And like the thriving Carolina Aster flower, this enchanting community will be woven into the beautiful landscape.

    Welcome to Asteria community, where inspiration will surround you and discovery will beckon like the night sky. Come dream with us and make your next chapter, the best one yet.


    • DT March 1, 2024, 3:53 PM

      Sounds like hell met woke

  • Anne March 2, 2024, 11:03 AM

    The first thing I can see from the one photo is that the “community centers” (swimming pool, etc.) are all in one location. IMHO there should be smaller centers and pools placed farther out in the community. This community is designed for one purpose, and one purpose only, to “force together” a large group of people in such a way that it presents the “handlers” with an easy opportunity to mete out punishment for the disobedient among the other members of the community. That of course being the opportunity to “shun” the disobedient by the communal tribe. This is not informed living–this is a feed lot for weak Americans.

    • ghostsniper March 2, 2024, 11:47 AM

      Anne sed: “…this is a feed lot for weak Americans.”
      I wanna party with this gurl!

      The only thing I can add is that that community will most likely be slammed with illegals too, all paid for by stolen money.

  • Casey Klahn March 2, 2024, 11:19 AM

    Chinese spy balloon, suspected, in the water and grabbed by Alaska fishermen. The FBI is going to travel to them and take it offa their hands. Looks, by the map, to have been near Kodiak Island.

    If I was the fisherman, and if the feds haven’t been given custody of the debris yet, I’d turn that SOB over to the Alaska Air National Guard. Tell the FEEb Bee I you didn’t want that damn thing anywhere near you, and decided to get it up the chain as expeditiously as possible. Let the Feds fight the AKairNG for it. Because you know damn good and well the FBI will disclaim that it’s Xhinese, and then destroy it. And you, the public, will feel stupid and yet your already low trust for the FBI will tank even more.

    The fam & I went to the city to watch Dune, and sat in a semi-fancy dinner establishment to eat dinner beforehand. Across the street, on the corner of the old-model office and retail building was an array of something. It was a cluster of caried size flat surface thingies, which I determined were not antennae for transmitting, but because of the large surface area was for receiving. Eavesdropping. Soviet style eavesdropping. We determined that it had some probability of being NSA. A bit more observation and I noticed the offices of the spies – a top floor set of windows with deep black-out windows. The perfect kind of building for a temporary government facility – mostly empty and fairly low-rent. Right in the hustle and bustle of the city and pointed at the retail and tourist core.

    Who needs Xhinamen, when you’ve got your own home-grown spies collecting data on you? They’ll say the lack of a warrant doesn’t matter because they’re only using particular key words to assess. BS I say.

    • Casey Klahn March 2, 2024, 11:52 AM

      Sorry for some cringe writing in the comment above. I know proper tenses, but I hurred through my typing too quickly. I meant to say an antennae array of “varied sizes”. I meant to write that we were up several floors looking at a rooftop array of antennae.

    • ghostsniper March 2, 2024, 11:53 AM

      You need to chill the hate speech dood.
      You know dam well it was just another hobby bloon.

      Wunder if Musk would spot me, oh, say, a cool mill so I could by a couple thousand hobby bloons and launch em on the west side of LAX right on the beach. Those prevailing westerly’s would carry em all the way to ‘bamaville. I’ll put uke flags on the sides.

  • ghostsniper March 2, 2024, 1:08 PM

    First Flight
    The first time I ever flew on a plane was 20 June 1974 when I joined the army at age 19.
    The bird was parked at the Page Field Airport in Fort Myers, FL and the flight was from Fort Myers to Coral Gables over by Miami to do the army entrance testing.

    The plane was old skool and had 4 prop engines and was a tail dragger.
    Had to walk across the blacktop and climb an exterior set of stairs and when entering at the rear, had to walk uphill to my seat. The seats were like what was on school buses back then. Metal pipes with brown thick vinyl over 1″ of depleted padding. The seatbelts were faded to death gray and frayed bad. They actually had woman stewardesses that appeared unquestionably professional and certainly no doubt as to their gender.

    When that old plane took off I swear I could feel every tiny pebble on the runway as that derelect picked up steam. The sound from them 4 Pratt & Whitney engines was deafening. It was kinda cool when it lifted off the ground and was “floating in mid air”. That was a new sensation for me.

    There were only a handful of people in the area I was sitting so I could walk around a little and check stuff out. It had a kitchenette! Who’d a thunk it. When I looked around the corner there were a coupla stewardesses yappin’ and one of them asked if I needed something, a drink maybe? I said I’d like to have a Coke and she served it right up in a glass with ice cubes. For the first time in my life I am drinking a beverage thousands of feet up in the air while haulin ass at hundreds of miles an hour. Amazing.

    Sat back down in my seat and rubbed my bare assed eyeballs all over that window. Couldn’t get enough of that shit. It was both exciting and terrifying. I’d put my forehead against the window and try to see straight down as much as possible. That almost cracked my brain. There was nothing under us holding us up!!!

    I read a book one time called A Hole in the Sky, or something like that. The dood moved a rug on his living room floor and saw a hatch door he never seen before. He swung the hatch open and he was peering down at the earth from a thousand feet up. He was terrified. Got a rope and tied it around his waist and around the refrigerator then went back to the hole. He knelt down at the edge and studied what he saw. Curious, he stuck his hand in the hole and moved it around and felt nothing but air.

    Then, he decided to reach back up toward himself but on the otherside of the hole to feel what was under him holding him and his house up. What he felt almost gave him a heart attack. He felt nothing at all. The was no underside on the hole! WTF?

    He pulled his hand back so fast he fell backwards against the couch and just sat there staring at the hole, not sure of what to do next.

    That was kind of the feeling I got when I looked down through the plane window. There was an underside of the plane but I could not see it from my position so there was sort of a disconnect going on. Like, what I seen around me in the plane was real but what I seen outside the window was not. I almost flipped out. LOL

    From Coral Gables I flew on a jet to Fort Knox for basic training and then to combat engineer training at Ft Leonard Wood, MO. and in Oct I was jumping my retarded ass out of 4 engine planes and helicopters. The first time I jumped out of a plane I looked back up at it as I was falling and saw the underside of it. Now that disconnect was gone!

    • Anne March 3, 2024, 9:11 AM

      Good story telling! Thanks for the nice read.

      My first flight was a DC 3 from Cleveland to LAX. I was 8 years old and it was 1952!
      It’s a funny thing about the “fear of flying”. Like I said I have been flying since a very young age. Over the years I worked in the travel business and had many opportunities to fly. Then, suddenly I was terrified of airplanes. OMG! Total and complete fear! That went on for about three years. Then the airlines sponsored a psychological research study to better understand the “fear”. The psychologists seemed to agree that that fear was a result of being the sole responsible adult for someone you loved. In my case it was my daughter. I was the only one looking after her. It seems that as she hit her teen years and my concerns for her expanded so did my “fear of flying”. Interesting hey?

      During those years one of the older/senior executives for TWA on the West Coast would lock himself in the lav for the duration! He was terrified of flying !

      • ghostsniper March 3, 2024, 9:21 AM

        I’ll probably never get on a flying machine again unless the steering wheel is in my hands AND I have a parachute close by. There’s no place I need to be in a hurry nor long expanses of world I need to traverse. However, I wouldn’t mind proppin’ my ass up on a BIG boat for a couple weeks. Yeah, “Icon of the Seas” scale.

  • ghostsniper March 3, 2024, 1:39 PM

    The US criminals are going to drag all of us along with them

    Vladimir Putin makes it pretty clear that Russia is going to invoke NATO’s Article 5 and strike every NATO country if any of them are foolish enough to send troops to Ukraine instead of simply targeting the foreign soldiers and intelligence agents that are secretly in Ukraine with missile strikes as they’ve been doing all along. It’s apparent that the Russians are growing tired of the neoclowns’ childish “I’m not touching you” game and will not tolerate many further provocations.


    Article 5 provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.


    • DT March 3, 2024, 3:26 PM

      Putin has shown an unbelievable degree of patience. If the US had undergone what Russia has put up with, the full-scale shooting war would have been over by now – because everyone would have lost. I suspect the reason the US hasn’t pulled the curtain back on its involvement is someone in authority knows how badly we’d lose.
      I have little faith in the ability of our military to win a real blood and guts war when all the techno toys were built with the same standards as Boeing’s airplanes.

      • ghostsniper March 3, 2024, 5:14 PM

        I’m a lifelong patriot soldier with extensive experience, from a long line of family soldiers, and I was born and raised in Gettysburg.

        You will never know how badly it pains me to HAVE to agree with you.

        Such is the enormous decay that has occurred right before our eyes though most refuse to see.

        A reckoning is fast approaching and at least 80% of the US population deserves what is coming.

        The burn-off will be glorious and for those that can make through the other side the taste of freedom will be worth it.

        The survivors of the imminent tsunami of terror are going back to the 18th century whether they want to or not.

      • Anne March 3, 2024, 6:33 PM

        “to win a real blood and guts war when all the techno toys were built with the same standards as Boeing’s airplanes”

        That was funny ! 🙂

  • ghostsniper March 3, 2024, 1:46 PM

    The US national debt is rising by $1trillion every 100 days
    If it cracks wide open before years end (before summer starts?) will you be as ready as you can be?
    And what does that mean, “ready as you can be”?
    NOW is the time to figure it out, not AFTER.
    Because after will be too late may be your peril.

    “There has been abundant evidence of great evil at work in the world, throughout time and in our present time. Do you really wish to be ignorant of its existence and operation?”
    – The Great Taking – Daniel Webb
    From 2000 through 2007, while waging two wars in the Middle East, the U.S. ANNUAL Federal deficit averaged $220 billion PER YEAR. And many fiscal conservatives thought that was outrageously out of control. Well, Bush, Obama, Trump, Biden, the despicable scum in Congress, and the rest of the Deep State calling the shots in this military empire of delusion and debt said, HOLD MY BEER.


  • Anne March 3, 2024, 8:58 PM

    Lest we forget: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Ayers scroll down to his personal life to see how his earlier actions play out today.

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