Are You Ready?

It appears that a nasty planned bad economic future is in sight. Are we one day closer to a meltdown?

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  1. From prosperity to empty shelves in two years.

  2. We’ve had 12″ of rain since Friday afternoon.

    • Pelosi has wanted to tax IRA and 401K funds for a long time. This is just another attempt to do so.

    • I have a number of issues with this “tax”. First it is a tax on unrealized capital gains which is technically not income but potential future income? This is not covered in income tax amendment hence is unconstitutional. Second, does it apply to all property not just stocks. Does it apply to real estate, paintings, collectibles, cars, etc? Third what happens if the market drops next year and the taxed gains are cut in half? Will they refund the money?

      If I buy 1000 shares of a penny stock and its value grows to $1M, then the unrealized gain is about $1M which is taxed at 20%. Thus I owe $20K. I need to then sell 200 shares to pay the tax. But in the process of selling the price drops because everyone else has the same problem. Since the unrealized gain was last year and the stock sale was this year, I have lost money directly as a result of the tax. I also must cell more stock to cover the tax. What if the stocks are in a tightly held company that is not public. Who do I sell too?

      • A bitch ain’t it……. just got over Covid from South Texas……hope everyone is ok….I will be going back to the border as soon as I fully recover.

        • Btw….the tax issue you are referring to is on ALL assets and there is no provision in the advent of loss……so theoretically, if your basis is 10 dollars and your value goes to 11 bucks, you owe on the one dollar…however, if your value falls to 5 bucks, there is no corresponding loss to write off. This is not addressed…..also not addressed is the fact that at anytime a new basis is established, it starts all over again.

          • Also not addressed is your primary real estate…your home. If the home value goes up, it is considered an appreciable asset…and therefore, subject to the tax. However, even if the value goes up and you sell it for less than the value but your price is greater than the basis of your asset, then not only did you pay on the increased value but you would also owe capital gains on the price you did sell.

            • How are they going to access the value of art, jewelry and other private property? Will they have the ability to search homes, safety deposit boxes and such? It looks like this is the worst of all worlds for the citizen. Almost makes you wish we had not kicked out King George.

              Sorry to hear about the Covid. I hope there are no long term impacts.

            • S Kent Troy says:

              Glad you are on the mend!

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          A friend and her family.just got over it. Her kids brought it home from school. They said they know who brought it into the classroom. So a parent knowingly sent their kid sick to school. Kids recovered quickly. Her dad also. She said she felt like road kill. But young and overall healthy.

        • I’m very glad you are better. Hope you actually stay home until you are Completely Recovered.

  3. S Kent Troy says:

    Re the recent Alec Baldwin shooting. I find it absolutely amazing that even someone as dumb as an actor was NOT taught that you always treat every gun as loaded and more importantly, CHECK every gun you handle for live rounds. Once bought an old tubular mag rifle and found three rounds 11MM Mauser, stuck in the tube because the tube had been dented.

  4. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Its interesting how children.of rebels turned out.

    Al Davis would have told the NFL to suck eggs over the John Gruden emails.

    His son Mark rolls over and erases Gruden

    Same thing with Fox

    Dont the Buffalo Bill’s keep OJ Simpsons recognition up on the Stadium. A murderer and kidnapper

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Couldnt think of Rupert Murdocks name last night, but his kids turned into liberal woke snowflakes.

      They’re lucky that CNN, MSNBC etal are worse

  5. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Alec Baldwin may probably charged with involuntary or negligent manslaughter.. if so he’ll not be convicted. There is a precedent with the Vic Morrow and two children’s death while filming in ’82. Though he will be held liable with others on civil charges.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      And Fox’s Chris Wallace says Psaki is the best spokesperson yet.

      I guess it depends on his definition of best is. Like General Short reversing the defcon order and the war Dept didnt know it.

      So if he meant psaki is the best of the worst he’s correct. But I dont think he thinks that.

  6. Just A Citizen says:

    I bring you this article this morning to emphasis the point that virtually all actions are being evaluated by the media using some mysterious “loyalty” criteria. Rather than looking at the particular issues at hand at the moment.

    From a partisan point of view her actions are not good because they weaken the R’s position. As R’s tend to do quite often. But loyalty to party is not, and should not, be the same as loyalty to Mr. Trump. While party loyalty is important on certain issues I don’t believe it is sacred and must exist at all times. No matter how obnoxious the Democratic Party becomes. It is OK to be different. There seems to be this assumption that not being unified somehow always strengthens the Dem side. I don’t think that is really the case in a general sense. It is true on particular issues. Like when the mush brains who promised replacing Obama Care ran the other way when it came time to actually do it.

    Anyway, I kind of like this Congresswoman’s actions to this point. Even if I think she overreacted towards Trump due to the Capital incursion on Jan 6th.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/26/curious-case-of-nancy-mace-517159

  7. Just A Citizen says:

    Note that one very important point is ignored in this article, as it is in many others. Yes, that is a condemnation of the media. The missing point? That the “freedom caucus” of the R party and Mr. Trump himself articulated the “Powell Doctrine” yet only Mr. Biden is now given credit for this view point.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/10/23/colin-powell-foreign-policy-expansionist-advice-516795

  8. S Kent Troy says:

    Having an interesting couple of weeks. Found a stash of old love letters from the first love including the ones sent me in the Army. This was the SIX AND ONE HALF YEAR relationship throughout college and beyond. I have not looked at these since perhaps 1977. they are dated 68 through 71. She was certainly a devoted writer with a letter almost every day while I was away.

    I have NEVER read them in order before. I found out more about myself than I think I wanted to know. Despite being madly in love, I was quite the jerk at times and took her again, at times, for granted. The relationship went south; though and I could never quite figure out why, until now. By the way, I never had any contact with her again only finding out, quite by accident, that she passed from cancer in 2012. That hit me like a sledge hammer. Hurt and still does. So many things left unsaid that should have been said including a huge thank you for helping me grow up.

    So, flash forward some 50 years and look at my relationship with the bride of 48 years. What do I have in common now with then? Seems, I have been taking Denise for granted for a number of years. I do not listen attentively. As the song says, “I don’t do those little ordinary things that everyone ought to do”. So, several weeks back, I decided to turn over a newer leaf. Try to get back to the more thoughtful person I used to be.

    So far so good. She has noticed and actually confronted me over why I am so much more attentive and have held my temper in almost everything, except driving. Haven’t even been cursing much. So, her big question is, what have I done that I feel I need to make up for? See, ya just cannot decide to be nice without somebody getting suspicious.

    I actually told her. She has always known about the ex and those six plus years. One of the things the letters did was to show me that in almost all respects, at least 99 percent, these two women were almost twins in their kindness, concern and generosity. They would have made fast friends. Did not know how she would take me revisiting that first great love of mine but started off by explaining to her that the changes I have made and hope that I continue to make are the result of hearing a very loud and very clear and indeed a very loving voice from the grave.

    So, you may wonder why I am writing this? Well, my circle of friends is greatly diminished by time and this is something you would probably tell close friends and I consider you all close friends after all these years. Life is indeed more than politics or the crisis de jour!

    • I suspect your wife was very happy to hear those sincere words of love and respect.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I only had one lady I felt bad about and felt compelled to apologize 50 years later. I was most unkind to her after something she did. Usually I’d just walk away. FB was a good source and i found her. And apologized, we communicated a while but soon stopped. But at least I got that nagging memory off my chest.
      Other than that, I have no apologies to make, a few regrets though, but I can live with them.

      • S Kent Troy says:

        “Regrets, I have a few but then again, too few to mention”.

        Isn’t it great that there is s a song lyric for almost everything?

        It is funny to revisit “who you were” after 50 years. last night I re-read a two year journal I kept while in college that I have not seen in decades. Starting to bring those years into perspective, I will tell you that. My biggest mistake with the old flame was falling for her to begin with. I have five years of various correspondence showing me that I was trying to change her attitude about certain things which were probably doomed to failure. If I ever had the guts, I would like to contact her family, she did have three kids, and find out if I was the guy who made it possible for her to finally let down her guard and marry the guy she did.

        all this “research” has left me with an interesting question. How is it possible to actually show by your actions and deeds that you love, really love, yet be unable to say the words and make the commitment? Time and time again, we “cooled it off” by mutual agreement yet managed to see each other even more during those periods. I had forgotten that but at the time I wrote it down. Asking dumb questions like this all these years later, explains why I guess I chose Psych as a major way back then.

        Comes back to my master theory that the most important question in the world is always WHY?

        • Great story SK, I decided long ago that what happened in the past and why can’t be changed so I don’t try to figure out why.

          I hope you are enjoying your trip to the past 😊

          • S Kent Troy says:

            In fact I am. We become the sum total of all our experiences and that continues till the day we die.

            Believe it or not, could have, would have and should have play a miniscule role no more relevant to the events of today than wondering what would have happened in Viet-nam if Kennedy had lived or if Carter had not booted the Shah.

            There are so many places in your life where you make a left turn instead of a right or take the detour. Dwelling on them is not healthy mentally or otherwise. You live for the circumstance of today but it is always interesting to speculate how you got there. Sort of like taking a leisurely drive to Florida from New York stopping along the way to explore rather than the mad 27 hour direct drive rush to Miami. Relish the little roadside museum or town festival you run into while remembering the two hour traffic delay outside of DC but not letting it ruin the trip.

            Philosophical, no?

    • Cool reflection SK. A win for the T team. Sounds like smooth sailing toward your golden anniversary. Your mom has the answer to your question of WHY? “Because I said so!” That always settled it for me. Mom said. Period.

      • S Kent Troy says:

        Nah, it is a whole lot more than that. I tell the kids all the time, mine and my scouts you have to ask that annoying WHY question, then work it out by the process of elimination.

        Some words from the great sleuth to live by:

        Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

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  11. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/our_phoney_war.html

    It really bothers me, that my gut agrees with his article.

    • VH, the article is right on target. We are seeing a fledgling revolution begin. I do not know if it can be sustained but it is welcome if it opens the eyes of many. A large part of it is being led by moms which is surprising. They are angry about the CRT curriculum, the transgender push, mask and vaccine mandates. I hope they keep the pressure on. So far I have not seen many school boards surrender so it may go to the next election.

      The other fledgling revolution is over the vaccine mandates in the work place. People are starting to see the erosion of liberty.

      I blog on the local newspaper responding to LTE’s and opeds. I am amazed at the number of people who accept the government mandates and spout the lies being fed to us by government and the MSM. It is hard to have an intellectual conversation with many of these people. We have a few A–H—s that can only call names and go low which I think suppresses the more reasonable people.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      At least the children on Halloween will be safe at the White House. The Bidens will.be in Europe.

  12. Alec Baldwin should be charged with negligent homicide.
    Merrick Garland should resign, he won’t.
    The MSM should always be considered liars.
    Vax mandates will fail. But it sure will cause lots of problems.
    What a mess.

  13. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/26/biden-hopes-fines-on-lingering-cargo-ships-ease-congestion-at-major-us-ports.html

    I know nothing about shipping but this sounds counterproductive. Making shipping even more expensive?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      That’s the stupidest idea theyve come up with. The ships are not the problem. My friend in the shipping industry says they’re sailing OUT of port on schedule WITHOUT full loads. They have to cut and run or else the priblem gets even worse. Delays caused by the shipping company are not billed. They eat that. Delays caused by the ports and not receiving containers on time are billable back to the client.

      He deals with exports only. I asked if Europe is experiencing the same snarls and he said NO.

      Our problem is home grown from unions and government both State and federal regulation. And they say theyll fix the problem. Fat chance.

      He also said shipping firms are also canceling port visits because if the idle time theyve been subjected to. They’re routing elsewhere. It all adds up to HIGHER COSTS and lack of products coming in and also leaving as exports.

      Build back better, in their dreams.

    • When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. They can only pass laws so they just compound the problem by adding more rules and regulations. They forget the hammer has claws to pull nails as well as head to drive them.

  14. Remember when the LBGT movement demanded marriage rights and that was what it was all about. At the time I said it was far more as they wanted to force us to accept and normalize their lifestyle. Then came the Christian bakers, then unisex bathrooms, then readers in libraries in drag and now we have elementary school day trips to gay bars. Tell me again how it is only about marriage rights.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      And lap dances with school administrators including the mayor

      • S Kent Troy says:

        And the lap dancers? Male students in woman’s lingerie. Boy does that school need a 10 megaton nuclear house cleaning!

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  16. Dale A Albrecht says:

    The Sheriff’s news out of Wisconsin sure was interesting. State wide election fraud.

    What was lindell saying 23000 votes from one address

    Biden says there’ll be a second Trump presidency. Historic precedence. I believe. Biden and Harris election will be vacated. Trump will be reinstated. For a full 4 year term. He’ll get rid of his old VP and get Desantis…..

    Did Biden and Harris knowingly participate in the fraud, or was it all outside of them?

  17. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I just read an article that Biden is planning on giving $1 Billion to illegal immigrants who were separated during Trumps administration.

    Obviously nothing about those children separated were being trafficked much less no talk a out how Obama treated the children in crates

    • After we pay them the money can we charge them with child endangerment and take it back?

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        So I only assume the Biden admin is allowing adults bringing in children are not checked.

        I remember the fit Pelosi had over the DNA checks

  18. AMERICAN FORK, UT—Kyrsten Blyrsten, a local mom and recovering shiplap addict, reportedly began wondering if she might be transgender after she drove around town to run errands without incident.

    Suspicions that she may actually be a man trapped in a woman’s body began to well up inside her after she parked her minivan at Target without having to leave a note on the windshield of the vehicle next to her.

    Later, according to sources, she parallel-parked perfectly the very first time, without even scuffing her car wheels on the curb. “Am I a misgendered man?” wondered Mrs. Blyrsten as she changed lanes on the interstate without checking her blindspot the usual 17 times.

    “Have I been living a lie?” She tearfully asked herself after not leaving her turning signal on for seven miles.

    Her concerns were put to rest, however, when she arrived home and her husband patiently pointed out the severed gas pump nozzle hanging from her gas tank.

  19. S Kent Troy says:

    Thinking on the Baldwin gun thing again. Of course this is speculation because as usual, the media tells us their “opinions” never the facts.

    Having an armorer or gun wrangler present on the set would probably preclude anyone else touching the firearm before it was to be used. That would include the user actually opening the firearm or dropping cartridges out and reloading. The wranglers job is to hand you the tool in perfect working order.

    The 24 year old’s qualifications beside working cheaply was being the daughter of a professional armorer. I wonder if the reports about her being lackadaisical on past shoots has a basis in fact.

  20. GAME FACE ON!!!!

    • I’m rooting for the Spartans today.

    • Good game!

      • Yessir! Give credit to the Mich freshman receiver, Anthony….played high school ball in E Lansing, had only one catch so far this year, then scored on two passing touchdowns plus he made several other good plays. Proud day for him and his family…BUT… he showed up for the Sparty Party…and now there’s only one undefeated Big 10 team. I’ll take it!

  21. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I hope this shows up

  22. Dale A Albrecht says:
  23. Hi folks….sorry I have not been on much…..rather busy down here.

    • It is reassuring to know you are on the job.

    • Sounds like code for a call to action.

      SUFAites, The colonel needs us to have his 6. Meet at the old mill. We roll at midnight. I’ll be behind JAC, since he’s a nice big shield for me.

      I crack myself up sometimes. 🙂

  24. Dale A Albrecht says:

    ISIS terror alert issued for northern Virginia. Increased security at malls etc. Funny this should be issued days before people go to the polls and extends 72 hours. Great way to suppress voter turnout.

    Surprised the alert was issued about ISIS and links to recent afghan “refugees ” and not against the greatest threat, Moms

  25. Here are the stats for my region of the border the last 60 days…..My group has captured and destroyed 1,196 pounds of pure fentanyl (enough to kill over 700,000 people)…4,126 pounds of pure Heroin (90 day total)…18 coyotes doing human trafficking and in jail (the youngest girl was a 12 year old that had been gang raped many times)…1489 persons from 28 different countries arrested and sent back to Mexico (60 days)….7 cars, 2 pickup trucks (we kept)…11 splash downs (cars we could not stop but they ran from us and crashed back into the river)….147 fully automatic weapons.

    This is just my guys not counting the Border Patrol and Immigration.

  26. Just A Citizen says:

    Interesting how we do NOT hear any whining about a SCOTUS member commenting about cases before even hearing those cases. This is BIAS on display and this particular Wizard should be banned from voting on any of the issues which this Wizard has commented on publicly.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/01/politics/sotomayor-kagan-breyer-texas-abortion-arguments/index.html

  27. “nullify the law that this court has laid down” ?? They make law?

  28. Just A Citizen says:

    Houston, WE have a problem. Read the judges question to the jurors.

    “Binger also asked, “Can we all agree that human life is more valuable than property? Is there anyone who disagrees with that statement? Seeing no hands, ok.””

    Now think real hard about what that comment means. It means the life of a person willing to steal or destroy another person’s entire lifetime of struggle, work and savings, their dreams for a better life for their kids, is more valuable than the victim’s life. A sorry excuse for serious moral reflection. It is so flippant to fall into memes such as human life is more valuable than property. But what does that property represent. What does it mean to the victim?

    Oh, the judge should be dismissed as his question undermines the defense before the trial starts. You see the life of those now dead is more valuable than the property which the defendant came to protect. Thus he is not justified in defending it and thus he is guilty..

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2021/11/01/day-one-recap-of-kyle-rittenhouse-trial-n2598281

  29. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I know this is a rhetorical question. But in our history has there ever been an administration so incompetent and hell bent on destroying our nation?

    I know this is rumor so far, but based on Janet Yellen’s desires on taxation, what does anyone think will happen if the eliminate 401K’s

    • Back in the ’70s and ’80s, I remember reading many articles about the paltry saving rate of Americans. Germans were much better at saving thus the thriving German economy. With IRAs and 401Ks that changed. Many US households had a mechanism to save significant amounts while avoiding taxes for the near term. The only flaw was that small companies did not have the same advantages as large ones. Much of our market increases over the last 30 years, I believe have been supported by the monthly infusion of new cash from 401K savers. If the incentives are destroyed, savings will drop and many will pull their money out. The net result will be a large drop in the equities markets. The inability of companies to raise new capital will ultimately slow our growth.

      In 1986 they raised SS deductions above what was required to fund the current retirees. Had they instead of creating the fictitious lock box privatized those withholdings in an IRA, we would be much wealthier today and the SS would not be a big concern.

      Per my brother, we could still privatize SS by putting our personal contribution (~7%) into an IRA. Since boomers are now retiring and must remove money from their IRAs, the taxes on those RMDs can be used to fill in the missing money to support current payments.

    • S Kent Troy says:

      Find it fascinating that my formerly liberal, sane liberal, eldest son the other day had switched sides, was outraged at the behavior of the government regarding 1/6/21 and is predicting a total meltdown of the society. If Biden keeps up, he thinks all hell is going to break loose and it is going to be bloody. When somebody with his depth of knowledge tells me that they, the government, ain’t got the troops to bring it off I think I will agree.

      Nice to see him agree that the best result of the Trump presidency was to accelerate the left who for reasons even I do not understand have dropped all pretense and now push immediately for those radical changes which they had been perfectly willing to impose slowly and gradually over the past 25 years and would have continued to do so over the next 25 until some 70 year old, born in 1976 (like my eldest) would not even recognize the place. People ARE finally noticing. Thanks, Joe, Kamallaaaah, AOC, Nancy, Chuck, Omar et al.

      Numero uno is now reading the NYT and WP for laughs.

      • I agree with his assessment. Things are not looking good.

      • Glad to hear he is getting on the right side of things.

        My nephew is marrying a very liberal lady. She has a 15 year old son. My brother and his wife were just informed that the son wants to be referred to by gender neutral pronouns. The mother is an academic with a Ph.D. I do not know what her discipline is but she is very outspoken. When back in Iowa for the funeral of my sister-in-law (not the mother of the groom), I was warned to be careful what I said around her. I have not advised my brother on how to respond but my inclination is to say I will not contribute to the disillusions of this man-child. Sex and gender are synonymous and binary. To believe otherwise is to live in a fantasy world that I am not inclined to reinforce. This soon to be man will eventually be going into the real world to look for work. If I were to interview him and were informed of his pronoun preferences, I would conclude that he is gullible and thus not realistic and thus not good employee material. His resume would go to the bottom of the pile.

        I would also advise the boy, that in life there are many hills you will want to or must defend. Choosing which hill to defend and which to abandon is critical. Is this really a hill that you want to die on? Currently you live a life of virtually zero responsibilities. That will change. that will be when reality meets fantasy. If you are to survive, reality must win.

        Any advise?

        • Yea, tell him to cancel the wedding and run like he’ll as far from her as possible. No body is worth the the BS he will endure.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          Tell your brother to call the kid by his name. Who the hell uses pro-nouns in a family setting. Oh, and what GMan said. It is always nice when the oompah hits the fan years later to have one relative who can say “I warned you”.

          • Run is probably the best advice but I am 2K mi away. Using firsts names only is also good. But I worry that the kid will eventually have trouble if he continues down the woke path. I know if I ever interviewed someone with that attitude, I would not hire them. There are too many problems in business to deal with that nonsense. Also it tells me something about his grip on reality and his judgement.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          One of my nephews is full socialist. He hasnt worked in years. Quit the two very good paying jobs he had since graduation from university. The last I talked to him was over two years ago. His wife is from Croatia. After WWII Tito seized and evicted her grandfathers property and businesses. After the total collapse of Yugoslavia the new Croatian government offered the estates back but not the industry. And Croatia was just ad genocidal as Serbia during its divorce and Balkan Civil Wars

          I dont get these kids

          .

          My other nephew i haven’t talked to him in over a year. His wife said Trump was a worse dictator than her former president of romania who they shot.

          Their mother says Trump wrecked the educational system in the US. She works or worked in the school system in Wake County.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        The main democrat leaders acted like the squad was an anomaly and to be ignored. As it turns out it was the agenda all along. Now in full force for all to see.

  30. Just A Citizen says:

    My real heartburn with this story is the SOS of Georgia seems to be contributing to the FALSE narrative that Mr. Trump was asking him to simply cheat and come up (create) 11,000 voters. That was obviously not what he was saying.

    Now I do wonder why nobody in the media carried the very detailed response the SOS gave to the Trump campaign over each allegation. At the time, not months later.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/579511-georgia-secretary-of-state-trump-had-no-idea-how-elections-work

    • The investigations always sound so cursory. If you ask the bank robber what he did with the money, he will always say what money. Did anyone undergo a lie detector test? When the questions first came up, the response was immediate, there was nothing wrong with this election. No one could answer that fast if a proper investigation had been undertaken.

      I can give you a stack of 1000 $100 bills and ask you to count them. You will get the correct count every time. That does not mean you have $100,000. They all could be counterfeit.

      I am currently reading Mollie Hemingway’s “Rigged”. I will let you know if there is any new information in it.

  31. Just A Citizen says:
    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      And reports of people voting in person being told theyve already voted by mail

      And a judge days ONLY aggrieved voters can file suit NOT an organization.

  32. Dale A Albrecht says:

    If the navy would spend just a bit more time on seamanship and fire prevention and if one breaks out to put the darn thing out

    The Navy released what the USS Connecticut struck in the South China Seas. The sub is a top of the line Seawolf attack sub.

    It ran into a seamount.

    With the Marine Amphib carrier burning into a wreck at the dock. Scrap. Blamed on low level crew leaving debris from the work being done to accommodate the F-35. My god, that’s the OIC’s job to insure these tasks are done every day. The ships I worked on we enhanced the fire fighting capabilities precisely because of reduced crew. Work space cleanliness, every night before leaving.

    The collisions of the Arleigh Burkes being rammed by SLOW freighters

    Stop programming the crews with CRT and being gender neutral and use the right pronouns. You’re a fighting warship not a social club and laboratory.

  33. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Not surprised at all with media bias. The VA election pundits constantly refer to Youngkin as a multimillionaire, yet neglect to mention that McCauliffe also is a multimillionaire.

    Also the fund raising by McCauliffe has been huge with BILLIONAIRES donations. Youngkin received very little from Americas billionaires

  34. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I know it doesnt pertain to us. But Sicily has asked Rome for billions of euros to deal with climate change. They’re getting to much rain.

  35. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I wouldnt have thought the New Jersey governors race would be even close with the mini tyranny he set up these past two years. But then CA didnt toss Newsome out.

    To SK. Did the fraud from the 2020 races during the spring ever get resolved? Or just get swept under the rug.?.

    • S Kent Troy says:

      Rug! You just have to listen to the repetitive mantra, “There has NEVER, ever, no how, no way ever been proven a case of voting fraud”.

      I frankly am shocked at the current status of the governor’s race here. Never expected it even to be close. By 8:30 last night it was 70-30 for Murph! Then the cannoli’s hit the fan.

      I still expect that “thousands” of “misplaced votes” will be found in Hudson County (Jersey City) to enable Murph to continue his rule but damnit, this was close! Hoping that Citarelli’s coat tails will bring in some assemblymen and senators, right now, NJ has a horrible democrat majority preventing anything vaguely conservative to move through.

      • S Kent Troy says:

        Is it possible that the democrats became so overconfident with their double digit polls showing Murph in a cakewalk that they did not properly prepare for the steal?

        • I see Murph is ahead by about 7K votes. When I lived in NJ, Tim Kean (R) was gov. I see Morris Co. is still solid red. I would have thought it would have flipped by now.

  36. S Kent Troy says:

    In consultation with son # 3, the political one, we have agreed that the NJ election was stolen through the false polls which quite recently showed the Republican down 20 points. Such a wide disparity, in the absence of a smoking gun like the VA school board issue, had to be utter bullshit!

    We both assume that this “give it up” polling probably resulted in several thousand at least NOT coming out. That was the margin.

    The recent polls in VA pretty much showed what the final outcome would be though they too were skewed badly several weeks back.

    “jack” the republican though, did have coat tails and brought in a number of red candidate winners. My county, Bergen, solidly blue for many years and before that RINO republican went red!

    Sacre bleu!

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Is it fake news that in the early hours the challenger was up 53% in Bergen County with 100% of the ballots counted…..then a bit later the challenger is down 47% in Bergen County with 100% of the ballots counted.

      I assume its semantics. 100% of the ballots at that time. 100% of the ballots later. Or did they discover thousands of mail in ballots all for Murphy

  37. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Do the Democrats really believe their continual bombardment of “White Supremacy” and racist insults is really not pissing people off. Now calling out white women as the reason of their failures. Especially coming from RICH WHITE OLD MEN AND EVEN RICHER WHITE WOMEN.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      If theyd correct ours the percents would be similar. The CDC said very early on roughly 6% are covid only. The rest only tested positive, (MAYBE) because the test was proven to be flawed, die from a massive cerebral hemorrhage, covid, gun shot covid.
      You know the rest. The doctors at our local hospital openly admitted, call it covid and they got MORE money.

  38. S Kent Troy says:

    Governor Murph doesn’t get it either. Winning? by just a hair’s breath, he went out and claimed the success of his progressivism.

    These people have to be trounced then have a stake driven through their hearts.

  39. S Kent Troy says:

    ‘Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes’

    It has been well over 30 years since I last read the “canon” it is time to go back and revisit the wisdom of teh world’s first consulting detective.

    • Just A Citizen says:
      • S Kent Troy says:

        Holmes would laugh at you. Overthinking an issue. Rather than consider a “universe” narrow it down to an individual problem.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          SK

          I doubt he would laugh at me. You oversimplify, which is polite for under thinking. It has nothing to do with universes or individual problems. It is a matter of reasoning.

          Just another catchy phrase which spawns sloppy thinking.

          • S Kent Troy says:

            The 2020 election!

            • Just A Citizen says:

              That makes absolutely no sense. Start by trying to explain which part of the election was “impossible”.

              • S Kent Troy says:

                Biden winning!

                • S Kent Troy says:

                  Hs vote totals with him in the basement make any other option other than CHEATING impossible. Now, there were a whole lot of ways to cheat that were not “normal” and while not illegal were at the very least morally bankrupt on the edge of illegal. but they amount to the same thing. If you disagree with that, then tell me had the shoe been on the other foot and the rules “bent” to aid Trump whether the changes would have passed muster.

                  • S Kent Troy says:

                    The revelations within the past 24 hours by Durham on Russia, Russia, Russia, make everything us paranoids have been saying absolute gospel.

                    Cheating! Cheating! Cheating! as they would have said in the 1960’s, “by any means necessary”.

  40. S Kent Troy says:

    What is WRONG with these republican idiots advising democrats on what they need to do to win. We NEED them to double down on their insanity, not go back to hiding it!

  41. S Kent Troy says:
  42. Just A Citizen says:

    Well I’ll be. There is always one out there somewhere who can see through the fog. In this case a Democrat..who woulda thunk it.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/04/politics/abigail-spanberger-joe-biden-2021/index.html

  43. Just A Citizen says:

    Time to point out that the devastation climate change will do to humans is not really about humans. It is about upending the existing state of National STATES. Climate change is a boon to the Black Flag ideology.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/11/media_peddling_a_new_climate_change_lie.html

    In short, the ELITE are threatened by the dissolution, or over running, of existing State boundaries. It is these boundaries that allow them to become and remain the ELITE.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Covid was a wrecking ball and the resolutions from Glasgow will be the crusher..

      There may be some elites drop by the wayside but as always most will survive. Unless a Place de Concorde is set up again? Only the victims will be replaced by those in with the program..theyll carry things to excess and will follow the first batch to meet their end.

  44. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://americanmilitarynews.com/2021/11/navy-fires-3-leaders-after-submarines-collision-near-china/?utm_source=fbchat&utm_campaign=alt&utm_medium=facebook?

    Training training and more training on seamanship and leadership, instead of being politically correct

  45. Dale A Albrecht says:
  46. Will people fired for not being vaxxed be allowed to file for unemployment?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Several State’s and Mr. Biden have said NO.

      • It still has to go through the court process. I have read that they might have the power to do this, OSHA, that is.

        I have been waiting and reading. At this point I won’t be getting the vax. I’d rather take my chances on with Covid.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          My doctor at the VA had no problem with my stance on the vaccine.

          First it will be businesses with 100 plus, then all. Then theyll search medical records and then target us seniors receiving social security and on medicare.

          • Remember when they were talking about the national medical database. None of us wanted the Feds to have access to our records. Now we know why.

          • I will not comply, period. That is my line in the sand.

  47. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Milley is such a great chief of staff. Says we’ll lose if we get into it with China. Try training on war fighting skills than CRT and gender identity

    Just reading the failures of leadership in the navy is appalling

  48. https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/11/05/watch-energy-sec-laughs-her-head-off-when-asked-about-rising-gas-prices-n470571

    Absolutely no intelligence here. The last 2% of a commodity on the market controls the price. They withheld our 2% and the ability to control the price went back to OPEC. Please, someone give them a copy of Adam Smith’s book. The are 3 centuries behind.

    • By the way, Sec. Granholm, Das Kapital is not about economics.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Why do they think the EU cut a deal with Russia for a new pipeline and increased flow of gas and oil. We’re not exporting and fulfilling their shortages.

      Does the US feel Russia is so stupid to invade and take Ukraine? And queer the oil and gas deals with the EU. By reactivating artillery and missile commands because Russia had forces on their national border. We literally get nothing from Russia, but are far more vulnerable to China’s aggression.

      Milley says look at all the increases in Chinas capabilities these past several decades? He forgets that the Clinton administration approved Hughes Aerospace to SELL space and satellite technologies to China. He ignores that the Clinton admin in spite of the FBI catching a Chinese spy at Los Alamos pulled Freeh off.
      The increased regulations drove companies to China including high tech where they demand total sharing of knowledge.

      We ourselves created China as it is today. Yet Russia Russia Russia with an economy infinitesimal to ours and china. People were sent to prison to rot for spying for russia. But our government turns a blind eye to chinese spies in Diane Feinsteins office. Having affairs with Rep Swalwell, campaign finance into WJC campaign 2X…and not a peep about China crushing Hong Kong.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Biden and Xi reach deal. Reopen consulates grant more Chinese visas and students into the US. Lower the tensions between the country’s during Trump’s admin.

        I’m sure an assurance we’ll not really block any aggression that China wishes to do in the region. Seeing our fearless military leader said we’d lose.

  49. Just A Citizen says:

    When I saw that FBI video was used in the Rittenhouse case the other day it raised a red flag. I was wondering the same things as this author. WE NEED ANSWERS.

    https://redstate.com/scotthounsell/2021/11/06/the-fbi-just-admitted-something-terrifying-and-no-one-seems-to-be-noticing-n470901

  50. Just A Citizen says:

    This is just such a SAD commentary on the state of our political system. The message is in there for both sides, not just the D’s.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/06/rural-dems-trouble-519782

    Along these lines, WE the People have no short term, let alone long term, memory anymore. As I read the celebration of the DEMOCRATS getting an infrastructure bill passed when Mr. Tump did nothing I have to wonder if I am the only one who remembers Pelosi and Schumer blocking the R/Trump infrastructure bills. Because they couldn’t stand letting him have a win leading up to election year.

    Note that the primary emphasis in the article is about buying off the taxpayers with free cookies.

  51. Just A Citizen says:

    Cowardice driven by WOKENESS. What a load of garbage.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32566801/wisconsin-healthcare-provider-green-bay-packers-qb-aaron-rodgers-end-partnership

    I wonder who from the Biden Admin. called them to make a “suggestion”.

  52. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Just read an interesting Marine Corp article. They’re trying to come up with a new plan to retain Marines. They lose 70% Personnel not reenlisting after one tour. What was unclear was a statement by the general in charge of revamping the corp was that he said that 20% do not even complete their 1st enlistment.
    That could mean they only retain 10%

    Or the author was bad and the 20% not even completing an enlistment is part of the 70%. Either way that is terrible numbers.

    I had back in ’75 said to a panel of two Admirals and one Captain that I believed ar least 25% should never clear basic training. Just let them go and say sorry. Not a DD just look at it as probationary period like most businesses do . 2-3 months. I gave my reasons. Many were mentally not capable. Many had been given a choice. Enlist or prison. Nobody trusted them. Then people who only though of themselves.

    But duh…they’re getting rid if anybody not getting the experimental jab. Creating the manpower shortage so they can get the draft back. Carter tried it in ’79 failed then

    • Dale, i would like to say a see a grand positive goal to all the current madness but alas I do not. Every move seems to be done with the express purpose of destroying this country. With friends like this, we do not need enemies.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        “Build Back Better” fits right in with Cloward & Piven. Collapse the system and rebuild it into their socialist utopia

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Remember not to long ago in the Soviet Union, there was a Captain of the ship or sub. But then he had a second captain, a political control officer. We’ve obviously adapted that system in our commands across the services.

      On another note, Sen Richard Burr had better not run for reelection and newly elected Thom Tillis will be a one term senator.

  53. You can see Tucker’s Patriot Purge for free on Rioxie.com. Just search for Paptriot Purge.

  54. Just A Citizen says:
  55. Can I get a spell check on Rioxe. Can’t seem to bring it up. I heard Google won’t search for it but I have now tried Google and DuckDuckGo with no luck. TuckerCarlson.com only shows trailers. A direct link would be cool.

  56. Just A Citizen says:

    Some more interesting discussion on the state of our country. While I think the proposals a little naïve and over simplified, I liked the discussion.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/11/07/social-psychologist-haidt-tribalism-facebook-519720

  57. I got an update from the local hospital from a nurse. 7 current covid cases in the hospital. All 7 have been vaccinated and one has had a booster. The one with the booster is in a coma.

    Locally, shortages are showing more and more. So far food is fine, just much higher costing. Gas is 3.66 to 3 76 depending on the station.

    FJB

    • Wonder how many staff the hospital will be short after Jan 4? Or if the OSHA mandate will even hold up that long. It has stalled already.

      I paid $3.04 yesterday near work. Near the house is $3.49.

      No shortages but man! the prices are ridiculous. I broke down and bought a mini bundle from the butcher yesterday. 5 lbs each of burger, chops, breasts, leg quarters, wings, and sirloin steaks for $109. Broke it all down to meal size and froze it. I’d been holding out for weeks looking for sales at the grocery store that just haven’t happened. Couple months worth of meat in the freezer eases my mind some. I had been running way too low..

      • House paint and spray paint is in real short supply if not simple unavailable. This will impact lots of things like new construction projects, home remodeling, etc.

        I’m watching and reading to see what could be next. Get your tp now. I expect another run as shortages get worse. Isn’t life fun 🙂

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          The one thing I’ve noticed is the car dealers that have Japanese or Korean vehicles their lots are empty. Even though many are assembled here the parts may still be coming from Asia.

          Not many short items in the grocery store. Prices are not getting bad except for BEEF and I dont eat much of that anyway. I do shop more frequently having made up menus for several weeks
          I’ll stop in as I pass the store and check what’s on special. They have lots of sales. Certain products harvest is now and prices dropped. Chicken pork turkeys etc are local
          I average $45-$50 a week. Today I hit some products at the right time. Got a weeks supplies for $38.
          Gas dropped $0.20 and that’s not with the fuel points earned from the store. That can drop the price from 10-30 cents gallon

  58. Just A Citizen says:
    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I liked her analogy of passengers of a 747 being killed every day by medical errors, mistakes etc. A minimal count is 250000 per year in the US alone. This is by John Hopkins.

  59. Dale A Albrecht says:
  60. Just A Citizen says:

    Can anyone explain what is so VERY WRONG about Red State’s position on the issue of R’s voting for the Infrastructure bill??

    Come on, I know ya’ll can do it.

    P.S. There are actually several flaws and all are related. Or I should say, they act in concert to give us what we have today.

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/11/09/republican-turncoat-who-voted-for-bidens-agenda-tries-to-defend-herself-and-fails-miserably-n472527

    • I’m having a problem figuring out what’s in which bill. I do find it a real problem that everything they’re doing for infrastructure is based on race and has racial quotas, instead of being based on actual need.

  61. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Pfizer CEO: People Who Spread Misinformation on COVID Vaccine are ‘Criminals’

    “Killing millions of people”

    If that isn’t misinformation and terror tactics

  62. Just A Citizen says:

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which cleared Congress on Friday and is awaiting President Biden’s signature, is a “godsend” for his state.

    And you wonder why nothing ever changes.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      That’s what our Republican senators in NC said when they voted for it.

      They’re still building out the “Shovel Ready” projects from the last trillion dollar deal 12 years ago under Obama Biden.

  63. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I see NYC is planning on making children show their vaccination status to enter places like restaurants, stores and participate in activities. I guess theyll be face planting and arresting children in NYC and elsewhere soon

    Instead of a “Star of David” let’s sew a “V” on your clothes.

    Mandatory vaccinations and shots have been a goal of pharmacueticals companies and nanny State governments for decades.

  64. Just A Citizen says:

    PORK, PORK and MORE PORK.

    Coming soon, a fight over PORK.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/10/schumer-billions-new-york-public-housing-520519

    I like pork. I need a new title for this BS because it is giving pigs a bad rap.

  65. Just A Citizen says:

    The hidden impact of Globalization.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/11/10/chinese-army-ai-defense-contracts-520445

    Now lets watch the Anarchists tell us this is bringing us closer to “world peace”.

  66. Dale A Albrecht says:

    In Hamburg Germany, this Christmas season, unvaccinated people have to stay on one side of a picket fence and vaccinated are on the other side, in their famous Christmas Walkplatzes.and shopping.

  67. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Saule Omarova..I cant believe Biden has nominated her the be the comptroller of the currency. Moscow educated, came to the US and went also to the University of Wisconsin at Madison and leader in liberal and anti capitalist education.

    Advocates bankrupting the oil gas and coal industries.

    If the Senate approves her, we’ll know just how far weve gone, especially if the R’s vote for her

  68. A tip of the hat to all who served and are serving. Well done.

  69. Just A Citizen says:

    Some good analytics on vaccines vs. death rate. Along with some other good thoughts.

    https://mises.org/wire/unfortunate-consequences-bidens-vaccine-mandate

  70. S Kent Troy says:

    As my late father would have said, it matters not whether you were issuing blankets in Omaha or refueling helicopters in DaNang or guarding the Fulda Gap for the Soviet invasion that never came. You put yourself on the line and your life on hold to be part of a team. So, Henry’s wonderful words apply to you all.

    “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition:
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”

    Happy Veterans Day and thanks!

  71. Dale A Albrecht says:

    So Biden says inflation and supply problems are because people in the US have to much money.

    I guess theyll just have to come up with more ways to take that wealth away, and not just from those 1%’ers

  72. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Los Angeles mayor Garcetti tells the good citizens of the city to not resist. Let the criminals take what they want.

    The new mayor elect of NYC, a black man, is threatened by BLM that there’ll be blood on the street and we’ll shut down the city if he renews crime prevention policies and units abandoned by deblasio in the name of social justice.

    Doesnt the data show that blacks on black crime is most prevalent. Not white on blacks.

    Insanity that in certain cities stealing <$1000 in goods will not be sought or prosecuted. People are using calculators to insure they dont go over the limit. Leaving and then coming back for more.

    Frankly here it's a bad move to commit crimes like that. Old ladies have concealed carry and our preponderance of active duty military and veterans. The city police, sheriff's and State Police work in concert. And they decend like a ton of bricks.

    We have at least 4 police officers living in the development. A drugged out maniac went after their families one afternoon. Hostages taken. They're still repairing the house. Only one officer was shot, in the back, paralyzed. The perp finally went down but absorbed a lot of bullets and the children hostages were saved.

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