Neodymium60

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 166 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Woodward’s new book. #5295
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    [quote quote=5288]Help me with this. If Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President was treasonous and worthy of impeachment, what the hell is this? This is treason in spades (or is that politically incorrect?). Top this with the fiasco in Afghanistan, and our enemies have to be laughing at who we have in charge of our military. Good bye South Pacific, Good bye North Atlantic.[/quote]

     

    I don’t think anyone is laughing at Milley.  Our enemies may see him as I do.   An unpredictable, possibly unhinged military leader working for a demented President.  Not a good combination.  I can’t imagine what the officer corps thinks of him especially in the case of Afghanistan.

    If I were Biden, I’d be looking over my shoulder  after what he did.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by AvatarNeodymium60.
    in reply to: OSHA? #5258
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    Yes.  And I might add that the vaccine is so safe that you must be threatened to take it against a disease that is so deadly that you have to be tested to find out if you have it.   And take shots and wear masks forever or suffer a huge fine and societal expulsion.

     

    in reply to: Hmmm. Documents seem to contradict Dr Fauci #5247
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    By and large it appears that Covid and Fauci’s extensive role is a patent story and about big money.  The link below is about 200 pages to include the list of the 5100 patents that surround the virus.  Who did what and who got what and when.  Pfizer got the first patent in 1990 which was abandoned.  For rabbit coronavirus infections.

    What started as a veterinary vaccine took a big turn when gain of function specialist Dr Ralph Baric at UNC and the Fauci got wind of it starting in May of 2000.   Quite an evolving  story involving commercial actors, the military, major universities, NGOs, non profits and laws violated.   Wuhan does not seem to  appear until 2013.  The commercial actors list begin on P27. There is a pretty good timeline starting on P17

    The authors did a good job of unwinding what happened.  Judge for yourself.

    Click to access The%20FauciCOVID-19%20Dossier.pdf

    in reply to: 6.2% Projected 2022 SS Increase #5219
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    Do imports subtract from GDP?   It would seem to be a domestic job killer just as are the people we are letting across our borders.

    Not much makes sense to me.  It’s either way over my head or something deeper in the works.

    Do you think a lot of our economic policies are now driven by AI algos?

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by AvatarNeodymium60.
    in reply to: 6.2% Projected 2022 SS Increase #5198
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    OK.  I’m thinking capital preservation and having been through some downdrafts in the past, what’s coming is “Mick” worse.  I do feel like I am in front of an oncoming train.  I’m not wild about equities either and have been looking to dump some but I don’t think there are many alternative choices.  Spend now?

    Three things.

    1.   Japan’s liberal Suga is stepping down and they were the biggest purchaser     of our bonds.
    2.  China has gotten away from US Bonds.
    3.  Powell is keeping the rates artificially low.

    Something is going to give.

     

    in reply to: America is finally out of Afghanistan. . . . #5177
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    We are the only country in the history of the world to spend $2 trillion on a war against a bunch of goatherds and lost.  In the end, the goatherds got $80 billion in advanced military equipment, total control of their country and a staging ground for future adventures.   As they eye our southern border for their lucrative heroin trade among other things.

    The people who are in charge of our country are divorced from reality.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by AvatarNeodymium60.
    in reply to: United States presidential line of succession #5153
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    I don’t think it would be her call.

    There is one person on Martha’s Vineyard who knows along with Pelosi.  I have no doubt the pick has already been made.

    in reply to: United States presidential line of succession #5149
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    Actually the scenario may be worse.   Assume at some point Biden can no longer continue and VP Harris takes over.   Like Gerry Ford, she would nominate the VP.  In Ford’s case it was liberal Republican Nelson Rockefeller which made it easy for Congress  to vote to confirm.  Ford was a well known and a popular minority leader.

    Who would the very unpopular Harris nominate?   She would have to bring in someone with a lot of gravitas and someone who was a rainmaker.  Hillary Clinton comes to mind.  How about Obama? She would be under enormous pressure from the left.  She would not get one Republican vote. As to Obama being qualified or not it doesn’t matter.  They are no rules anymore.

    in reply to: Taliban says no to Joe #5126
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    Well at least the Afghans aren’t in Australia where they shoot dogs for Covid violations.   I won’t even get into New Zeeland.  I don’t want to go all un-humanitarian but Afghans have one of the highest rates of TB in the world and should be tested before they go anywhere.  And for kickers, they have polio and leprosy.  Can’t St Anthony de Fauci lock them down?

    in reply to: Chaos over Competence: Damning CNN Opinion Piece on Joe #5089
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    Dawg,

    Joe and CT have a plan.

    When the lights go out and there’s no water left, everyone will prefer to be in Afghanistan than in the western US.  Desiccated but vaxe’d   They can also put money in the infrastructure bill to buy water from Afghanistan and China in the interim.

    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    “It is not rational to avoid Covid vaccination at this point. It literally is life insurance.”

    Easy to say if you have no skin in the game but it is far too early to draw that conclusion.  5000 people have died with the jab.

    What would you do if forced to have your infant vaxed against your will and best judgement?  Or you are a young woman concerned about reproductive consequences yet undetermined?  Or are concerned about blood clots in the spleen as my sister in law had  after her stick.

    If I were young I would not get it.  I’d go herd.

     

     

     

    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    Some thoughts.

    1.  Anti-Vaxxers are a small subset of people who are against any vaccinations.

    2.   Being cautious about taking a novel Covid vaccine is something entirely different.  The decision is based on science.  Not enough data yet on a disease that was manufactured in a lab possibly for biological warfare.  Not enough data yet on a vaccine that was pronounced safe in a matter of months without the usual trial protocols.  So people are wisely taking a wait and see position.  I’m fine with that and respect the position.  They are not Anti-Vaxxers.

    3.   The political calculation is false.   The many people who I know that have put off getting the vaccine are liberal voters.  Some are being shunned by family and friends.  Shame on them.  I greatly respect the position of these people.

    4.  If I were a young woman of child bearing age I would put off getting the vaccine until more data were available.  There is risk to getting the vaccine with little to no reward.

    5.  Skin in the game.  Who has skin in this game?   If the vaccine goes sideways for someone (death or worse) do you have redress?  If you are forced to have your  child get the vaccine in order to be allowed in class ,when they have zero chance of morbidity, can you seek damages?   If you have an infant and are forced by public health officials get the child vaccinated and it backfires what happens?  You lose the child the officials shrug their shoulders and walk away?   Exactly who’s skin is in the game?  That is the Big Tell to me.

    6.  The press is incapable of clear and unbiased reporting on the science of anything which clouds the picture even more.

    7.  Does anyone trust public health officials and politicians anymore after their dreadful performance in both preparation and management of this crisis.  If it was a crisis?

     

     

    in reply to: Raging inflation. Go figure. #4864
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    What’s the cost of debt at 2% by 2023?   Where is this going to come from?   Look at actual unemployed and not in labor force below.   Pretty grim.

    Then try to imagine one more lockdown.  Kaput.

    https://www.usdebtclock.org/

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by AvatarNeodymium60.
    in reply to: Reporter who broke Clinton tarmac story found dead #4849
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    Just another unfortunate non-story of someone who stepped on a banana republic peel.  The NYT’s job is to minimize and make it absurd.   In this case to look away.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by AvatarNeodymium60.
    in reply to: The average weight for women over 20 is….. #4844
    AvatarNeodymium60
    Participant

    [quote quote=4843]I went from 197ish 14 months ago, to 172ish today (about 6′). Sadly, my latest test results showed pre-diabetes. So much for exercise and weight loss. 170.6. Sheesh.[/quote

    170 at 5’ 4” got me too.  I believe it.

     

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by AvatarNeodymium60.
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 166 total)