SOUGH /ˈsaʊ.ɪŋ/ the high or low long sound that something such as the wind or ocean makes as it moves: Overhead, there was a soughing in the treetops.
Chevrolet Suburban The Chevrolet Suburban is a series of automobiles built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. The name started in 1934 for the 1935 U.S. model year, making it the longest continuously used automobile nameplate in production.Ethnogenesis and American Breakup – People think that the division is driven by politics – Trump vs. Biden, Red vs. Blue, Republican vs. Democrat – but it’s not. Politics is just an exoteric, downstream effect of the fundamentally ethnic division between the two White Americas. Lefties vote stupidly, wear masks as a purity symbol, get their boosters, and all the rest because these are ultimately cultural totems indicating that they belong to their own in-group.
So you have two White ethnies here in the USA. The problem is that one of them – the progressive one – is in the minority, yet because of its socially and politically totalitarian nature has managed to come to ascendancy in the American Union and has been using its position to engage in cultural imperialism against the larger majority of normal, regular everyday Americans living in “flyover country.”
These Mighty Shorebirds Keep Breaking Flight Records—And You Can Follow Along On September 28, one small bird completed a very long flight. An adult, male Bar-tailed Godwit, known by its tag number 4BBRW, touched down in New South Wales, Australia, after more than 8,100 miles in transit from Alaska —flapping its wings for 239 hours without rest, and setting the world record for the longest continual flight by any land bird by distance.
Mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies The intestinal liquid ventilation system provided therapeutic benefits to rodents and pigs exposed to non-lethal low-oxygen conditions. Mice receiving intestinal ventilation could walk farther in a 10% oxygen chamber, and more oxygen reached their heart, compared to mice that did not receive intestinal ventilation. Similar results were evident in pigs. Intestinal liquid ventilation reversed skin pallor and coldness and increased their levels of oxygen, without producing obvious side effects. Taken together, the results show that this strategy is effective in providing oxygen that reaches circulation and alleviates respiratory failure symptoms in two mammalian model systems.
Conjuring Maine’s Clairvoyant Kush There’s a lot of text on the site, some of it in capital letters, all of it redolent of stoner metaphysics. “We have Psychics roaming all over Portland communicating with their deity, their spirit guides, and having religious moments of clarity,” it reads. “We can guarantee to find your lost weed!!” It goes on, “Just login to this site, and select the cannabis or cannabis products you lost, and give us your address. We will find your weed and get it back to you asap.”
Prisoners of the New Order — Across the West, governments think it is perfectly normal to deny the noncompliant access to basic services. You see, things like restaurants, gyms, parks, and concert venues operate within the care, custody, and control of the administrative state, so it is perfectly logical to deny these things to the noncompliant. The noncompliant are choosing to otherize themselves, so they have no complaint.
This is not just a Covid phenomenon. The vaccine passports and other control mechanisms are part of the evolution of the administrative state. In the United States, people who fall outside of acceptable discourse are denied access to internet services and the financial system. Corporate actors are free to attack ordinary people because those people are outside the new moral order as defined by the administrative state. . . .
The radicalism of this new paradigm cannot be underestimated. The West is now in the midst of a great transformation. The old liberal order of respect for the individual rights of the citizens as things they possess by nature of being alive is now giving way to a custodial order. In the old order, you were responsible for you. In the new managerial order, the administrative state is responsible for you.
Prisons, of course, work similarly. Those who follow the rules are rewarded with extra benefits like additional commissary or access to the library. Those who are noncompliant are punished. As we are seeing with the administrative state’s response to Covid, the system rests on the utilitarian belief that people are motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
Another similarity is the prison system selects against empathy. Guards and administrators who care about the prisoners are a problem. Similarly, bureaucracy selects against conscientiousness. Put the two together in the prison system and the result is a lot of sadists who take pleasure in tormenting the prisoners. It turns out that people who like exercising absolute control over others tend to be sociopaths.
From the 1920s until the 1970s, shoe stores were dangerous places. At the center of the shopping experience was the shoe-fitting fluoroscope — a pseudoscientific machine that became a token of mid-century marketing deception. At the beginning of the 1930s, Bally was the first company to import the X-ray Shoe Fitters, also known as pedoscopes into Switzerland from the UK. Primarily marketed for use with children, the child (or the adult customer) would place their feet in the opening provided and while remaining in a standing position, look through a viewing porthole at the top of the fluoroscope down at the X-ray view of the feet and shoes. Two other viewing portholes on either side enabled the parent and a sales assistant to observe the child”s toes being wiggled to show how much room for the toes there was inside the shoe. The bones of the feet were clearly visible. The “foot-o-scope” eventually fell out of favour because of health concerns but not until the 1970″s and no follow-up studies of customers can be performed for lack of records.
Communist Environmentalism: Lest We Forget (Although, of course, we will.) DESERT SHIPWRECKS – Until the 1960s, the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest lake in the world and one of the most important fishing ports in the former Soviet Union. It was called a sea because of its salinity and enormous size (68,000 km2, larger than the areas of Latvia or Lithuania). It was fed by the waters of the Amu Darya River from Uzbekistan and the Syr Darya River from Kazakhstan. The Soviet authorities, however, decided that the waters of both of these rivers would be used to irrigate dry, semi-arid areas of the Kazakh and Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republics for large-scale cotton cultivation. In fact, since then, the dry, barren soil began to yield huge crops and profits, making the region a cotton-producing powerhouse. Uzbekistan remains the largest exporter of cotton in the world. It came, however, at a high price. The diversion of the rivers and the poorly constructed irrigation channels caused the sea to shrink. Over time, its rich aquatic flora and fauna have disappeared altogether, and with the fishing and fish processing as well as the towns that depended on these industries. Currently, the splendor of the Aral Sea is only a memory. So too is Vozrozhdeniya Island (Rebirth Island), lying in its center, and the closed town of Aralsk-7, where a secret Soviet military laboratory was built in the 1950s to experiment with biological weapons. Anthrax and other types of bacteria that could be used to trigger epidemics in enemy territory were bred, tested and stored here.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. — Psalm 103
Betty White: 1922-2021 September 1954. “Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her local Los Angeles daytime television show.” Look
Lying to People about History Doesn’t Help Them However, afrocentrism is perfectly consonant with the progressive tendency to place perceptions and narrative over reality. These are the folks who actually believed they could sway the election by simply having movie stars (i.e., people who get paid to pretend to be things they’re not) declare their dislike for Donald Trump. Not coincidentally, they Are also the same people who actually believe that the “Russians hacked the election.” They’re the folks who are all over social media seriously trying to frighten “Nazis” (nearly all of whom are not) into silence by warning them than ”the Bear Jew” (Donny Donowitz from Inglorious Basterds, i.e. a fictional character) will come get them. And they’re the kind of folks who believe that using a movie to convince ill-educated and culturally susceptible populations of a falsehood will somehow make that falsehood real.
This is the solarpunk future I’m fighting for! pic.twitter.com/fqMfOzc9mj
— Stephen Magee ▼ (@St_Magee) December 20, 2021
Wakanda Syndrome The reality is that for Solarpunk world to exist, it would have to have been designed, built, and maintained by White people who are able to do White people things in an unhindered way. Of course, since that is currently the working definition of “White supremacy” and is being actively discouraged, we’re unlikely to have floating teapots or robotic fruit picking machines any time soon. Yet, highly advanced technical society only exists because of White westerners doing what comes naturally to them. Thinking that you can have White people society without significant input from White people themselves is basically just magical thinking, a form of cargo cult mentality that presumes that wise Latinas would even want to drink English tea in a Shropshire country home. Even in their deracinated-yet-White-free future, intersectional PoC chauvinists still envision themselves basically acting like White people, because even they can’t imagine a plausible avenue to advanced civilisation otherwise.
Scott Adams’ Come to Fauci Moment – It has been interesting over the last month to watch the curious saga of Scott Adams on Twitter. He has gone from being a bog standard normie to very nearly crossing the bridge to covid enlightenment, only to draw back from the brink and instead go full on Branch Covidian. Of course, to save face for how he and others have been so wrong so often while a bunch of anonymous right wingers on social media have been right, Scott has taken to portraying himself as merely “doubting the doubters,” casting their correct predictions as mere luck, a case of the crowd occasionally getting something right entirely by accident.
Underlying all of this is Scott’s abiding faith in “experts,” and his corresponding incredulousness that non-experts, social media anons and the like, could have been right when the experts were wrong. It must be a fluke. Those who don’t think so are just engaging in confirmation bias, just”coping” (with what, being right when the experts were wrong?). Surely their rightness isn’t because they had access to better information or had better instincts than the experts, that’s impossible! All of this is even more ironic because Scott’s whole brand as expressed in his books and in his Dilbert comic strip is that those in positions of authority rarely know what is going on and the little guy drones in the trenches are the ones who really make things work.
IT’S PROBABLY NOTHING: FAA Briefly Grounded All West Coast Flights Over Claimed N.Korea Hypersonic Missile Test | ZeroHedge It was the second North Korean ballistic missile test in under a week, and comes at a low-point for US-Pyongyang communications and as denuclearization efforts are at a standstill – which really hasn’t happened on any meaningful scale since the Trump administration.
What Romans 13:1-7 Really Means – Augustine also weighed in on this facet,
“It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.”
“In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organised robbery?”
This last term is an interesting one. We often hear progressives appeal to it using qualifiers such as “social” or “racial.” These qualifiers are used to completely subvert actual justice. As defined in Scripture, justice is the upholding of righteous laws that are in accord with God’s will and good order for society among men. Progressivism perverts this by casting “justice” as involving retribution for imagined sins of the past, exacted against those who were not even alive when these supposed injustices happened. Thus, progressive forms of “justice” are as illegitimate as progressive usurpations of government and deserve just as much credence and obedience.