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PW Select – BookLife May 31, 2021 – page 88 (digitalpwselect.com)

https://thelonghillinstitute.substack.com/p/review-tattoo-a-memoir-of-becoming

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Patrick_Lang

Tattoo: A Memoir of Becoming by W. Patrick Lang, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Amazon.com: Tattoo: A Memoir of Becoming eBook: Lang, W. Patrick: Kindle Store

Tattoo By W. Patrick Lang (iuniverse.com)

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Someday, Someday …

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Another Biden folly coming?

“Members of the progressive “Squad” have quickly responded to news of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement by calling for a Black woman to take his place.

“It is past time for a Black woman to be named to the Supreme Court,” Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., tweeted on Wednesday.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER TO RETIRE

Fellow “Squad”-mate Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., similarly reminded President Biden of his pledge to nominate a Black woman. 

“.@POTUS you promised us a Black woman on the Supreme Court,” he tweeted, using the handle for President Biden’s account. “Let’s see it happen.”

“We are putting together a list of African American women who are qualified and have the experience to be on the court. I am not going to release that until we go further down the line in vetting them as well,” Biden said at a press conference on June 30, 2021.

In addition, Biden promised on the campaign trail to ensure a Black woman is nominated. 

“We talked about the Supreme Court — I’m looking forward to making sure there’s a Black woman on the Supreme Court to make sure we in fact get everyone represented,” he said during a Democratic debate in February 2020.

“.@POTUS, it’s time for a Black woman on the Supreme Court,” said Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.”

Comment: How about this? Biden nominates Kamala to SCOTUS, thereby ridding himself of the burden of having to run with her again, and then nominates Stacey Abrams to be VP.

Well, pilgrims, considering what KH did to Kavanaugh at his hearing, IMO they should reduce Harris to even more of a gibbering idiot than she normally is. pl

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/squad-black-woman-supreme-court

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Who is THIS Joe Biden?

“Who the hell is this guy? ” (Re-published 26 January, 2022)

“The old Biden was a windbag who wouldn’t shut up, the new Biden is a silent Sam, especially when it comes to answering press questions. He ducks, dodges, hides and mumbles. 

The old Biden was proud about his friendship with Southern segregationists and called Sen. Robert Byrd, a former member of the KKK, a mentor. The new Biden declares all America guilty of “systemic racism” and says it’s “a stain on the nation’s soul.” 

” … the new Biden is not the result of evolution. Rather, his radical views on race, government institutions, climate change and criminal justice represent such sudden, wholesale reversals that they invite skepticism about his sincerity and whether he is fully in charge of his faculties. 

Does he really believe these things, or are they convenient lurches as he tries to keep up with the “woke” wingnuts who dominate his party in Washington? Does he recognize the implications of his sweeping condemnations of law enforcement and White Americans? 

“One revealing moment came last week when a Post reporter, Steven Nelson, asked the White House this question: 

“To what extent does President Biden acknowledge his own role in systemic racism?” “

” … Jen Psaki responded with a nonresponse, saying in part, “One of the president’s core objectives is addressing racial injustice in this country.” 

The same question could be asked of other long-serving, powerful Dems who regularly echo the race-baiting claims.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has been in Congress since 1987. What has she done to stop systemic racism, and has she benefited from it? Was her father, also a politician, a racist?

Comment: Nancy P. probably would call her father a racist, a sexist, etc. She exhibits all the characteristics of a massive Electra Complex. IMO Trump is just an avatar of her father, and he probably WAS a domineering old bastard.

As I have mentioned before I have been screamed at by Commuter Joe. I’ll bet he misses the daily ride on the Acela. I am not sure if his senatorial act was just that, an act, or was he a different man then. I just do not know. pl

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-old-new-changed-man-michael-goodwin

Added comment: Well, pilgrims, the old Joe Biden was not the “Mr. Rogers” type that he was portrayed as being by the Neo-Bolsheviki who ran him for president and still control him. Truth be told, I can personally testify that he was exactly like the son-of-a bitch who called Peter Doocy that very thing. pl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Rogers%27_Neighborhood

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Satellite Images of Russia – A Puzzlement by Walrus

The Australian ABC has today posted an article syndicated from AP entitled “Here’s what sanctions the US could impose on Russia if it invades Ukraine”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-26/possible-us-sanctions-if-russia-invades-ukraine/100782862

This suggests, charmingly, that among other targets for sanctions, President Putins alleged partner might be a suitable victim.

https://live-production.wcms.abc-cdn.net.au/666d6e908eaf403cf988c8689312e882?impolicy=wcms_crop_resize&cropH=1467&cropW=2200&xPos=0&yPos=51&width=862&height=575

However while Alina Kabaeva is most attractive, that is not the image that quite caught my eye.

This one: “A satellite image of a Russian troop build-up at Klimovo, Russia, 13 kilometres north of the Russia-Ukraine border.(Supplied: Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies)”

https://live-production.wcms.abc-cdn.net.au/134105155ffb0af6d82274e6b6f16fb7?impolicy=wcms_crop_resize&cropH=2815&cropW=4223&xPos=389&yPos=0&width=862&height=575

Google suggests this is one of a series referenced by a Radio Free Europe Article “Military Buildup: New Images Capture Russian Armor Massing Near Ukraine”:

https://www.rferl.org/a/satellite-photos-russia-ukraine-troop-buildup/31662944.html


This provides helpful images of the aforesaid build up. With reference to these images, taken on January 19 2022, an amateur makes the following comments:

Image 1 – A full vehicle park at Yelnya, 150 miles from Ukraine. Two of the tanks have been running engines, they are the ones not covered by snow the rest are dead cold. What would one expect for daily vehicle checks for an active unit? Yelnya is an established base for at least seven years.

Image 2 and image 5 show an equipment store at Klimovo, some 30 kilometers from the Ukraine border. the comment on image 5 states: “Military equipment massed (I love that emotive word) at the Klimovo storage facility on January 19. Older imagery from Google Maps of the same location shows a fraction of the military vehicles present.

This links to a google image of an empty facility which PROVES that massing has occurred.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Klimovo,+Bryansk+Oblast,+Russia/@52.346282,32.1680393,567m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x46d4a0d137ad6257:0x7ea4add83a2b92ac!8m2!3d52.3763189!4d32.2005574

There is just one problem; inspection of that location with Google Earth Pro shows that the ’empty” image date is 9/13/2014! Eight years ago.

I cannot comment on the other images, but I’m puzzled by what I’m seeing and how it supports the idea of a massive build up.

Could others please examine these images?

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Truth About COVID is Not a Conspiracy

US tops 4,000 daily deaths from coronavirus

Facts are a wonderful thing. Especially when you are talking about Covid and how to fight it. Let’s start with masks. The Worldometers database is very straightforward on this issue. If masks worked as advertised then we would expect that the states that have the toughest mask mandates would have the fewest infections. Conversely, those states with no mask mandates would have the highest infections. So compare New York and Massachusetts, two of the states with the most stringent mask mandates with Florida, a beacon of freedom:

New York deaths per million — 3288

Massachusetts deaths per million — 3121

Florida deaths per million — 2980

What makes this number so significant is that Florida has more people over the age of 65 (20.1%) than any other state. The over 65 crowd is the highest risk population for catching covid and is statistically most likely to die. New York ranks number 25 (16.1%) and Massachusetts is number 24 (16.2%). If the Covid prevention mandate of mask wearing was working as proclaimed by Biden and Fauci, Florida should be sitting at the top of the death toll. Nope. Florida is actually number 18 on deaths per million. Maybe that is another reason folks are moving to the Sunshine state.

There are still some sane souls in New York. As Cristina Laila reported tonight, a New York judge ruled the mask mandate unconstitutional.

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“NYC Mayor Adams reinstates police unit de Blasio disbanded during defund police movement”

Just “bull?”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday that he is fulfilling a campaign promise and bringing back a new version of the once-controversial plainclothes anti-gun unit, as part of his blueprint to end gun violence.

The New York Police Department is expected to launch the new units, renamed neighborhood safety teams, within the next three weeks to enhance uniformed public safety teams. Hundreds of candidates have been identified. The plainclothes units will focus on the 30 precincts where 80% of violence occurs. 

It’s an issue Adams, a former NYPD sergeant, campaigned on after shootings and violent crime spiked in the Big Apple when the original units were disbanded in 2020 under his predecessor Bill de Blasio. 

“New Yorkers feel as if a sea of violence is engulfing our city. But as your mayor, I promise you, I will not let this happen. We will not surrender our city to the violent few,” Adams said at City Hall Monday. “Gun violence is a public health crisis. There’s no time to wait. We must act.” 

Criticism toward the plainclothes units, accused by progressives for disproportionally targeting Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, reached a fever pitch during calls to defund police after George Floyd’s death. 

Mayor Eric Adams speaks as hundreds of police officers and FDNY officers gather at the 32nd Precinct for a vigil for two officers shot in Harlem Jan. 22, 2022.

Mayor Eric Adams speaks as hundreds of police officers and FDNY officers gather at the 32nd Precinct for a vigil for two officers shot in Harlem Jan. 22, 2022. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The mayor’s office says the city will be conducting “listening tours in key neighborhoods, truly understanding the challenges of past Anti-Crime Units and providing additional training, supervision, analytics and risk monitoring to ensure these enhanced teams work with communities.” 

A plainclothes unit is crucial in investigating and reducing gun-related crime, National Police Association spokeswoman Betsy Brantner-Smith, a retired police sergeant, explained to Fox News Digital, because, generally speaking, she’s found that people who are illegally possessing a firearm for nefarious reasons are not going to be overt about their activity when they see a uniformed police officer in a marked patrol car. “

Comment: Well, pilgrim turcopoles, this fellow seems to be only slightly less worried about his image in “the community” than Bragg, the Manhattan DA. So, we will see if he has the cojones needed for this. pl

https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-reinstates-plainclothes-anti-gun-unit

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Good news from the L2 orbit point

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The Guns of February? Are we really that mad?

Ukraine showing Crimea and the Russian population area in the east.

“Last week, Biden said he had warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country’s invasion of Ukraine would cause Washington to send more troops to the region.

“We’re going to actually increase troop presence in Poland, in Romania, et cetera, if in fact he moves,” Biden said in a news conference, pointing out that the two countries are NATO members.

Ukraine is not a NATO member, and Russia has demanded that it never become one.

Russia has stationed more than 100,000 troops near the Ukraine border, raising fears of an imminent assault on the country. Russia has rejected that it has such plans in store.

While Ukraine boasts mighty military power, Russia’s bigger, more modern army would likely give it the upper hand should the country invade.

The State Department earlier Sunday ordered the departure of diplomats’ families from Ukraine, in a move that officials assured did not signify waning support for the country.”

Comment: Barbara Tuchman would have recognized the present situation. The hysteria sweeping the West is very reminiscent of 1914. American troops injected into the old-old, Russia-Ukraine imbroglio? Madness! Madness! Who are the fools in the US and the UK who think a NATO war against Russia with its 4,000 nuclear weapons is a good idea? These madmen are hiding in the shadows of meetings at places like Camp David and among the web of networks of post imperial angst driven idiots in Britain’s fantasy world of IO and conspiracy. pl

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/23/1075240355/u-s-troops-ukraine-russia-crisis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_August

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Ukraine–A Domestic Brawl That Is Not Our Fight

Gas prices could soar if Russia invades Ukraine - Miteeng

Friday night two New York police officers were shot trying to intervene in a domestic fight between a mother and son. One was killed and one was critically wounded. The survival of that officer remains in doubt. Ask any police officer about the risk of trying to separate warring parties, whether it is a fight between a husband and wife or a parent and child. It is damn dangerous and can go south fast.

The shooting that happened in that Harlem apartment last Friday is an apt metaphor for the United States sticking its nose in the internal affairs of Ukraine. You cannot understand the current situation without understanding the history of Ukraine during the last 100 years. The vast majority of Americans cannot find Ukraine on a map much less converse knowledgeably about the underlying ethnic and religious divisions that fractured this manufactured nation.

Please watch this short video. It provides an excellent overview:

Ukraine has a bloody, horrific past. While many Americans have trouble remembering what happened four years ago, the psyche wounds from the Holomodor, the Nazi invasion, the Soviet conquest of the Nazis and the Holocaust are still fresh and suppurating. The rancid pus oozing from this history continues to poison Ukraine’s politics, both domestic and international.

The Biden Administration and the Brits are busy trying to sell their respective citizens the lie that we are arming Ukraine to fend off a Russian effort to re-establish the Soviet empire. This is dangerous nonsense. Ukraine is not a Jeffersonian democracy yearning to breathe free air. It is a fractured country and now much of the West is hell bent on ignoring this reality and adopting saber rattling towards Russia while treating Ukraine as an expendable pawn.

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | CSG-2

CSG-2

CSG-2 is an Earth observation satellite for the Italian Space Agency, part of a reconnaissance constellation using synthetic aperture radars operating in the X-band.

https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/falcon-9-block-5-csg-2

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