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Pilot Zone / Re: Commercial flights...
« on: September 23, 2020, 07:00:49 AM »
When was the last time you considered things to be normal?
I'm thinking circa 1970-80

Or at least 2000, prior to 9/11.  Hey, 9/11 made us fear Islamic terrorists. Today, they’re not even on my radar. The greatest threat to our freedom and prosperity now is our own embedded marxists and half the voting population.

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Spin Zone / The Star Trek Election: Trump as Kirk and Biden as John Gill
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:44:28 AM »
I had already posted somewhere here the clip of John Gill making a speech behind a microphone being Biden.  I'm not the only one who saw that obvious connection!

https://spectator.org/star-trek-election/

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The Star Trek Election
The great original show was ahead of its time when it beamed up Joe Biden in the guise of John Gill.


Everything that’s happening in America today, Star Trek was there first. I mean the real Star Trek with Captain James T. Kirk, not the endless woke spinoffs and ripoffs still leeching off the original brilliant construct to oppose the very point of it. A planetary pandemic that kills adults while leaving children unafflicted? See Miri (episode 11). Deific technology that brutally cancels both free speech and speakers? See The Apple (episode 34). A mentally incompetent leader kept hidden from the public except for controlled glimpses so that radical extremists can rule through him? See Patterns of Force (episode 50). Racists who view skin color as the content of character and demand atonement for long ago crimes? See Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (episode 70). Women who seize command from abler men by physically imitating them? See Turnabout Intruder (episode 79). The Deep State trying to stop a visionary figure from ending an obsolete yet profitable war? See Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Captain Kirk met these challenges and many more, much as President Donald Trump is now doing. And if Trump can be compared to Kirk, and boldly go where no president has gone before, then Joe Biden is John Gill from Patterns of Force.

    Progressives want to do to Trump what they did to Captain Kirk — eliminate him.

John Gill is a respected old Earth History professor sent to the developing planet Ekos as a Cultural Observer, but he has been incommunicado for six months. Assigned to contact him, the starship Enterprise finds Ekos to be militarily advanced far ahead of its time as a Nazi regime. Kirk and Mr. Spock beam down and observe Ekosian storm troopers abusing natives of the now weaker planet Zeon “on orders from the Führer.” The two recognize a poster of the Führer as John Gill, and learn he has made no personal appearance in two years, speaking only through the Deputy Führer, Melakon. But about to order the “final solution” against Zeon, the Führer plans to give a televised speech that night. Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy catch part of the speech on television, and deliver what could be the best assessment of Joe Biden today:

“Captain, the speech follows no logical pattern,” says Spock.

“Random sentences strung together,” says Kirk.

“He looks drugged, Jim,” says McCoy. “Almost in a cataleptic state.”

The three men break into the broadcast booth and discover Gill is now a narcotized semi-vegetable, again presciently evocative of the former vice president.

“They’ve kept what’s left of him as a figurehead,” says Kirk.

“Quite correct,” says Spock. “For the last few years, the real power has been Melakon.”

The real power behind Biden is the far Left.
All its followers hope to do is drop him over the electoral goal line then step over him to achieve their destructive ends: unrestricted abortion even post-birth, open borders, higher taxes, trillions wasted on impossible objectives such as ending climate change and racism, opposition to freedoms of religion, speech, and the right to bear arms, police reduced and remade into a repressive rather than protective force, activist judges on a packed Supreme Court, unrestricted voting, compulsory denial of science that recognizes only two genders with no possible crossover between them, and other horrors. Only one man can stop them, like Captain Kirk thwarted Melakon: Donald Trump. And progressives want to do to Trump what they did to Kirk — eliminate him.

Twenty-six years ago, I sat in a movie theatre in utter disbelief watching Jim Kirk die ignominiously at the end of Star Trek: Generations. I had grown up and older with the hero, his great starship, the Enterprise, and magnificent crew, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, Sulu. He’d defeated countless villains — humanoid, alien, and mechanical — including super-villain Kahn (twice) and the cream of the Klingon Empire. He’d repeatedly saved the world along with multiple others. He had repopulated the entire whale population of Earth. Yet there he was in the middle of nowhere fighting off one crazy old man (Malcolm McDowell), then plunging to his doom on a crummy bridge like the Coyote in a Road Runner cartoon.

Malcolm McDowell himself had a problem with it, as he told TrekMovie.com: “If you have — which they had — this icon of American television, why the hell didn’t they give him a spectacular death? Why did they give him such a really paltry death? Me shooting the bridge out or some BS whatever it was? They should have sent him off in a glorious fashion, and they didn’t.”

Of course I knew why they didn’t — for the same reason they despise Donald Trump. A swaggering, take-charge, alpha male with an affinity for hot women like Captain Kirk was already becoming artistically undesirable. Hollywood had scored a major hit in the bland, androgynous, politically correct —and, to me, unwatchable — Star Trek: the Next Generation TV series, the first of many nauseatingly woke “sequels” to the original classic, and the producers thought they could replicate its big-screen success. For this they had to relegate Kirk to obscurity, and a memorable death, like Spock had in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, would have foiled them. So they foisted four awful Next Generation features on an increasingly indifferent audience, the last of which, Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), played to empty theaters.

Eventually, begrudgingly, they realized that the secret to Star Trek’s durability was not only its brilliant science-fiction concepts — Starfleet, the Federation, Vulcans, Klingons, warp speed, “beam me up,” “phasers on stun” — but the old-fashioned male camaraderie of the three lead characters and the actors who portrayed them: Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Paramount Pictures rebooted the triumvirate with a younger cast to enormous box-office success in 2009’s Star Trek. America chose the decisive Captain Kirk over the deliberative Captain Picard. And they’ll elect a Kirk-like president over the John Gill candidate.

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Spin Zone / Re: Covidiocy
« on: September 22, 2020, 06:54:21 AM »
The goal post keeps moving.

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/coronavirus-cases-deaths-continue-two-month-decline-officials-pledge

Trump’s biggest misstep was going along with all of this. I know, at the time it seemed right. It was going to be two weeks to flatten a curve but it has metastasized wildly beyond what he foresaw - his mistake was to trust Fauci.

In retrospect he would have had less damage if he’d refused to go along with a shutdown and taken the heat for all the deaths. He is being blamed for them anyway!

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Spin Zone / Re: so NOW the government cares about the flu?
« on: September 18, 2020, 12:59:45 PM »
Can you name a benevolent dictatorship that remained benevolent and has endured?

I can’t even name a benevolent dictatorship period.

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The Founders know all about the media, which included newspapers as the time.  The internet is nothing more than an extension of what they had at the time. I think had they known that the government could stop the spread of plagues they might have thought about things differently.  Personally, I think your much vaunted freedom ends where you can transmit a potentially lethal disease to me, and I suspect the founders might have thought likewise.  And YOU are the most clueless fellow I know.  While my spouse likes you, I suspect she'd agree.

There’s a legal concept where the government may take your rights for a compelling reason. On one end of the spectrum say there’s a disease with a 99.5% fatality rate. Most people here would agree that would justify forcibly limiting rights. The reason would be compelling. On the other end we have diseases with less than 0.5% fatality that no one, ever, has thought justifies taking away our rights. Not compelling enough. Until Covid?

This would be more rational if we were discussing something with a fatality somewhere between these extremes and that would be a good question: who gets to decide what number is the magic cutoff? Apparently now some think it should be zero. That opens the door to the government controlling every detail of all our lives. Drive yourself to the grocery store, you put other people on the road at risk. The government should control when and how often you drive somewhere.

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He's right.  This is the greatest tyranny and removal of rights, freedoms and liberties the American public has endured since slavery and the internment of Japanese American citizens during WWII.  Yet many if not most people just take it because the Media has created such fear just like the Nazi propaganda ministry and Goebbels.

Unfortunately young people are accepting it as normal. They lack the perspective to remember similar pandemics in the past (Hong Kong flu) and to have lived decades under what used to be a norm of freedom even through times of hardship. They lack experience with hardship itself so can’t see that coronavirus really isn’t the threat it’s being sold as. On top of that they lack education about the Bill of Rights and the concept of American individual liberty. And they lack access to uncensored, objective information. And old people are legitimately scared because they are actually threatened by this virus. It is quite the gift to the left. They are not going to let this go any time soon. If ever.

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How many manuscripts has this "famous scientist" published in international (read "English") journals? I'll wager not even one.  And before you tell me she's published in Chinese journals out the wazoo, you should know the bar for doing that is way, way lower than for International journals.  My old boss at the NIH published hugely, our lab was one of the most productive there.  HE moved back to China and hasn't published in international journals since. 

I have no respect whatsoever for a scientist that evades peer review and publishes in the media.  I can't blame you guys for falling for it, you don't have the technical training to know better and aren't supposed to.  No one can be an expert on anything, except maybe Bob Noel in his own head.  That's why there are guys like me, to look over the data and make certain it's ship shape.  To make certain that the conclusions are supported by the data, and aren't overstated.  Like I said, had she submitted her work to Science, Nature, the Journal of Virology, PLOS Genetics or a number of other journals, I've give it quite a bit of creedance.  Instead she appears on Tucker Carlson.  What the fuck ever.

The only flaw in your logic is if those high bar journals suffer from some kind of bias. Scientists aren’t supposed to allow bias but they’re only human. Would not be the first time the top experts in a scientific field couldn’t break out of a paradigm or a prejudice. Somebody has to decide which papers to publish out of all the submissions. And now with academics and researchers being around 90% liberal, and today’s atmosphere of extreme hatred for the current administration as well as anti-capitalism and pro-leftism sentiment infesting our higher institutions, I’m wary of trusting the objectivity of these experts you’re talking about, while agreeing with you that strict scientific protocol in search for truth should be being followed.

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 What's even more alarming is how people rush to defend the CCP.   And I'm talking American academics, politicians and the MSM.   I understand why the DNC wants to protect their newfound toy (covid).  It enables them to do things like nothing before.


The American left and the CCP are ideologically aligned. Core values: economic collectivism, censorship of all who disagree and ultimately, use of violence, imprisonment and/or career and reputation destruction for any who try to push back against their cult.

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Spin Zone / Re: NFL Group-Think is What Killed Football
« on: September 15, 2020, 05:35:20 PM »
I have no problem with ads depicting gay couples. I have a big problem with corporations sexualizing fictional mascots for the purpose of virtue signaling something that has nothing to do with their product. Such characters should remain asexual, unless you’re selling adult toys. I would be just as disgusted to see Ronald McDonald make out with a female.

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Spin Zone / I WANT this woman as Prez!!!!!
« on: July 08, 2020, 08:44:36 AM »


She's got more balls than all the men in that room put together.

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Spin Zone / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 01, 2020, 08:15:44 PM »
A large percentage of our neighbors all communicated thru the afternoon and gunned up in case they went thru wit( their publicized threat to come to the neighborhoods near the target and burn us out.

The old 12 and I spent the evening sitting on a lawn chair up in my driveway waiting for the fuckers. I could see several other old guys, like me, waiting for them to arrive so they would be properly welcomed.

So far, they have had other fish to fry, or other sneakers to steal...

I think these idiots will be surprised how many Americans will not stand for their homes to be attacked and will fight back. Ironic. Historically the black man had to defend his home with a shotgun from the KKK.  Now the roles are reversed and ANTIFA and black gangsters are the new KKK. Time to look in the mirror. They have become the evil they hate.

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Spin Zone / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 01, 2020, 05:32:53 PM »
Fantastic. That’s exactly the response needed.

All sheriffs should be saying that.

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I heard that. Rush was very respectful to them, but they were marginally respectful. 

What for me was one guys insistence that Rush acknowledge that he has “white privilege.”  It was blind simplemindedness, and demonstrated the lack of depth of their conversation.

At some point Rush said something like “if you’re going to attribute every societal I’ll to White privilege, then there’s nothing else to talk about.”  Bingo.

Yes, very close minded.  I took that to be the brain washing of the left (the whole white privilege thing).  It's just a repackaging of Marxism. Substitute "black" for "downtrodden workers". Same thing.

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Spin Zone / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 01, 2020, 11:59:34 AM »
That's a woman?

I didn’t pick up on that either until I clicked on the article.

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Spin Zone / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 01, 2020, 10:04:19 AM »
I do think the police have largely become used to stepping over their bounds.  It is obvious with the way they dress and that many regular officers now dress like militarized SWAT members.  They are armed revenue collectors trying to get as many people into the Judicial System as possible to generate revenue.  However, if you are a hardened, violent criminal, you can get off with little or no jail time with Plead Deals.  Just pay courts costs, fines, and lawyers fees.  Madness.

This is why I wrote a letter to Trump. Our "criminal justice" system is very broken.  I am on the side of these protestors. But not the rioters and looters. BIG difference.

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