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Pandemic is the health of the state.

Who else but him

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Среди разнообразных тарзаньих клятв [“Из-за исключительной заботы о вас, наших милых и родных клиентах, мы закрываем офис indefinitely”] с интервалом в 15 мин падающих мне в ящик, выделился остров normality: Census.

Напоминания оставить след в их идиотической статистике, «а не то…» сыплются в почту и в спам в удивительных количествах, и 2 за последнюю неделю – в бумажных конвертах. Война войной…

 

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Вот приедет барин

Прочла в неотносящемся  к[ни к какому] делу диалоге: “Вот станет Ксения Анатольевна президентом, она разберётся, всё подешевеет”.

Допускаю, что сарказм. Или что с истовой верой, надеждой и любовию. Это неважно – а идейка вечная.

Ничего у вас в вашей клоаке не изменится, глубоконеуважаемый мещанин. Ни-ког-да.

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Have to say, my idea of perfect Blizzard Day (to hole up on a sofa with a cup of hot black tea and piece of ricotta-blueberry pie, watching Angelina in Maleficent) is positively cowardly and mediocre – compared to these PIC (yep, “partners in crime”, you knew it).

Note the news cut at the beginning. Billie d B is a disgusting socialist ninny-dictator.

 

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do i like the increase in taxes, NO – i am in the lowest rung of the highest bracket – but i will grin and bear it, if it happens.

Let’s see how much it is, exactly

tax bracket
It’s rather easy to “grin and bear” at this stage, isn’t it? And to be generous, especially with other people’s money.

И эта мерзкая сучка смеет ещё что-то вякать о её libertarian friends!
А вообще – кроме насквозь подлого нутра, мочалка-моля просто дура. Неумная, претенциозная дура с раздутым самомнением. Спорить с ней – значит выполнить её самое заветное желание: чтоб её воспринимали всерьёз. Кто спорит с дураками – сам малого ума, так и знайте…

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idnycNaturally, I am completely against this card as form of identification, even more so – as an ID for the questionably-legal (because, as our infamous mayor BdB insist, “immigration status does not matter”. Doesn’t it? Look at Germany, Billie!)
See, f.i., combination of what documents can get you this card in NYC:
-Your child’s U.S. Birth Certificate – listing applicant as birth parent
-Foreign Driver’s License – NOT machine readable
-U.S. School Transcript without date of birth (transcript from H.S. NOT including date of birth, dates attended, academic record etc)
-Plus one document establishing residency: like letter from Homeless shelter or High School.
Absolutely ridiculous!

What can one use this card for? Among other uses, “Benefits like SNAP, cash assistance and Section 8″. Or as government prescription medication discount card (50% off). Compare to a normal insurance-issued benefits card: tiers of “covered” medications, mandatory generics instead of proprietory brands, and premiums and copays of such magnitude that using the insurance card in a pharmacy makes absolutely no economic sense. A relative told me a diabetic med costs MORE with insurance card than if declared absence of insurance and paid pharmacy price out of pocket.
But I digress.

I’d like to offer an explanation why there are now 8mln NewYorkers who applied for the card.

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…, или Рыба Гниет с Головы.

Professor, as usual, doesn’t mince words in evaluating recent muslim shooting in San-Bernardino and Obamatollah* Administraiton’s reaction on that:

…Along with trashing the Second Amendment, the administration has its sights set on the First. No doubt the 5th can be jettisoned too, if guns or politically incorrect speech are involved.
* Very apt term proposed in the comments’ section.

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Сатановский читает заклинание: Ахрар аш-Шам Джейш-аль-Мухаджирин валь-Ансар Лива ат-Таухид Джабхат ан-Нусра ли-Ахли аш-Шам (потрясенная массовка крестится)

Джемаль: Ислам – религия мира, не все мусульмане являются террористами

Жириновский с автоподзаводом: Обама – ты сраный ковбой, Дамаск твоя могила, твоих солдат здесь порвут на части, здесь 250 000 отборных солдат ИГИЛа, они всю пустыню пройдут за один час, они взорвут все твои эсминцы… Америка гибнет, там никто не хочет жить, доллар – грязная зеленая бумажка… А Нью-Йорк уже говорит по-русски… (бурные аплодисменты)

Американец, приглашенный в качестве мальчика для битья: Позвольте, но силы коалиции… Ему не дают договорить, на него набрасывается вся студия с криками «А сами вы в Ираке что наделали, мы тоже так хотим!» (из массовки в американца летят огрызки и пустые бутылки)

Шевченко: Американцы опять разбомбили госпиталь

Хакамада, отряхиваясь от пыли: Должна признать, что Путин все сделал очень красиво. Он – прирожденный победитель

Венедиктов: «Фактически мы бомбим Сирию деньгами наших пенсионеров» (свист массовки, крики «предатель из Эхамацы»)

Лоснящийся Железняк сахарным голосом: «Сами недоедать будем, но родным сирийцам поможем»

Генерал, чеканным голосом: «Наша мощь растет каждый день, все цели там разбомбим к чертовой матери». Его перебивает Соловьев с широко расставленными ногами: «Но у России есть только одна цель – спасение людей» (бурные аплодисменты массовки, крупным планом заплаканная простая женщина во втором ряду шепчет «Сына назову Володенькой»)

[отсюда]

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Bias

Of all the “news” sources describing train incident in France, only American Jacksonville TV station’ headline said:2 U.S. service members, civilian stop attacker on train in Europe.

The rest call all three brave Americans – “soldiers”, including our own CNN.

They clearly don’t understand the concept of National Guard, personal responsibility and, wider, citizen’s duty. Europeans used to delegate defense (personal and public) to State, so they automatically call defenders – government employees.

That’s the difference between countries surrendered to statism – and US, with our lingering mentality of freedom, inherent libertarianism of our people.

PS

Courage of free people is contagious:

Norman said that when he first saw the gunman, his initial instinct was to duck down in his seat, NBC Los Angeles reported. But then he heard Skarlatos telling the other men to “get him.” Stone jumped up and ran forward, tackling the gunman. Skarlatos and Sadler followed. Norman quickly joined them, helping wrestle the gunman to the ground and get him under control so he couldn’t hurt anyone else.

PPS
Ah, CNN. Speaking from their posterior.  As usual.

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Всё так.

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Clerical clarity

Comrade Don Camillo, although still first published as a series of magazine stories, is the one book which reads like a continuous novel. It is the amusing, if unlikely, story of how Peppone,who has become a senator (!), wins the national soccer sweepstakes, and leads a party of ten, including Don Camillo disguised as Comrade Camillo Tarocci, on a visit to Russia, during which Camillo gets elected as leader of a new party cell and causes the maximum upheaval for everyone. As he had told Peppone before they set out, “As far as I’m concerned, I’m hoping it (Russia) isn’t as bad as our papers paint it.”
“Very fine feelings!” exclaimed Peppone sarcastically. “How objective and disinterested you are!”
“I’m not disinterested at all,” Don Camillo retorted. “It’s to my interest that the Russians should be happy. That way they’ll stay quietly at home and not go bothering other people.”
In fact, of course, it is Camillo who is soon bothering them. As he tells Peppone, who has just bought a mismatching but expensive pair of Russian socks: ” Beauties! We couldn’t make anything half so good. The idea of having one longer than another is particularly clever. No man’s feet are exactly the same.”
It all ends with Camillo’s bishop being so impressed by what he has achieved that he tells him, “I’ll simply have to raise you to the rank of monsignore.” Not that it ever happens.

Biographical outline describing life and writings of Giovannino Guareschi, author of series of satirical stories about priest Don Camillo in 50’s and 60’s of last century’ Italy.

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I took the pictures below on Rector Street subway station platform. This outrageous poster lasted a week before enraged citizens started to tear it apart (me included). I wonder how MTA justifies giving permission to plaster it on publicly-funded walls in the first place. In my 22 yrs of riding subways I don’t recall any other political poster being given space normally sold to commercial advertisers. I don’t remember American election campaign posters – in 5 election cycles i lived in this city, nor any foreign political organization. This is the first time MTA chose to engage in politics. And look whom they are given their preference. (more…)

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Вата…

возбудилась!

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Illiteracy

Sergio Berni, Argentine “security secretary”, should read few choice detective stories on the classic problem of “a corpse in the room that appears to be locked from inside“.

Updated with visual aid:

Vince Foster? Alberto Nisman? The guy is a joke!

I wonder who will have the last laugh.

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Me vs Islamists

Following in footsteps of my friend A.A. Bashmachkin, I will recall two old blogposts from Fall of 2006,  record of my personal collision with islamic propagandists. That occasion taught me a lot, not just all kinds of observaitons about the enemy – but who my friends are, by what reasons, and what to expect from our valorous police, judiciary and members of the military.

Original postings were written for my old blog on LJ platform; when in 2008 I imported archived materials here, WP didn’t forward the comments section; I’ll give the links to the original so you can see the reactions in the threads.
http://eta-ta.livejournal.com/22405.html
http://eta-ta.livejournal.com/22777.html

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lefty liberal statists [некоторые – в овечьей шкуре] сокрушаются об упущенных налоговых возможностях, катят на рейгана и нынешних республиканцев и пытаются отбелить (ха) “обаму” из “obamacare”.

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Just watched the press-conference of the police commissioner. In response to a question by reporter in the audience the mayor said: this is not the time to talk about politics, now we have to think about the families of the officers killed.

I bet it’s not, for him! And it’ll never be, the shameless cowardly pinko. Why didn’t he think about the families of police officers when he provoked the targeting of the cops, with his blaming the police in Garner case? The blood of these two cops is on his hands and the hands of other agitators encouraging the dissolution of the law and order – of those so called “activists”, like Sharpton and such – who never get in the harm’s way themselves but inflame the riotous criminal crowds.

I was afraid something like this will happen when I talked about liberals sawing the branch they are sitting on.

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Correct and concise:

There once was a thug named Brown,
Who bum-rushed a cop with a frown,
Six bullets later,
He met his creator,
Then his homies burnt down the town.

Author is threatened with rape and murder by “righteous” Social Justice Warriors. I wish them to get themselves what they are wishing on her – that would be real justice.

[via Jordan]

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State marionettes

The police and the national guard aren’t there to protect the townspeople. They’re there to protect the rioters from people who would defend their property with lethal force.

Today’s quote of the day is from Henry Dampier, found via Isegoria:

America has ceded what used to be the prerogative of militia to professional standing armies and police forces. The result is that public defense gets left to parties who have a limited direct stake in the town itself. The soldiers don’t care because they are not from the town, are not culturally linked to the town, and could arguably care less about whether everyone there lived or died. This is the same for the democratically elected civilian governors who are in and out of office in a matter of years rather than lifetimes.[…]

Republican government is a joke-concept if there is no militia made up of citizens, if the rights of citizenry aren’t directly connected with the people who actually need to enforce the law directly. To the extent that citizens cede law enforcement to standing armies, they cede their governing ability. To say that citizens ‘govern’ and are ‘sovereign’ when outside parties actually implement governance without any authority higher than they are is to say something false, or at the very least to water down the word ‘citizen’ to the point to which it is meaningless.

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Devil’s advocate

Украинцы задаются вопросом:

“почему сепаратисты топчут украинские флаги, плюют в украинских солдат и бросаются под украинские танки, пока получают соцвыплаты из Киева, и начинают орать о том, что они украинские граждане, как только правительство перестает им платить?”

Рискну ответить: потому и топчут и требуют, что граждане. Активная гражданская позиция – это о них. Кроме того, священным содержимым флаги сами по себе не обладают; их этим наделяют люди, склонные к идолопоклонству и ажитации (этим особенно страдают западные украинцы – я среди них жила 8 лет, знаю. У меня окна выходили на собор св. Юра. Я эту пасхальную толпу с фанатичной истовостью в очах помню очень хорошо.) Вот тут как раз и тест для украинцев: если хотят стать западной демократией, должны воспитать в себе западно-демократическую толерантность к инакомыслящим. Сепаратисты Квебека, например, размахивают собственными флагами уже вон сколько лет, остальные канадские провинции отвечают им дружными насмешками, но танками почему-то не давят, пенсии выплачивают исправно, и защищают канадской армией так же, как и Онтарио с Ванкувером.

А что сепаратисты требуют соцвыплаты – так они делали взносы в эти фонды много лет. Почему, собственно, им не требовать своих денег? Соц. фонды – это государственная страховка на случай невозможности прокормить себя из-за форс мажора, так? Ну так война и есть форс мажор. Пока украинское государство официальным путём не лишило гражданства сепаратистов Донбасса – они обладают всеми гражданскими правами, включая соц.выплаты.

Конечно, тут вопрос личной этики: брать ли деньги от врага. Я бы, напр., не то что не требовала бы – а не взяла, если бы и совали – из гордости. Но у украинского государства, не оперирующего в дискурсе эмоций, существует финансовое обязательство: собранные в целевой фонд налоги отдать гражданам, у которых эти налоги взяты. А есть ли деньги в этом фонде именно в данную минуту или они потрачены на не относящиеся к делу мероприятия – заимодавцев волновать не должно.

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Update 2:20pm

American Thinker minds think [a]like me.

[with live updates, while I browse the news]

Pacifying gestures from our city, state and federal authorities are very short on actual concrete information, let alone common sense.

For instance:

Much was made in regards to what Dr. Spencer should have done when returned to NY after working with Ebola patients in Africa, namely: go into a self-imposed quarantine. In fact, new CDC guidelines order that exact measure to all exposed personnel for minimum of 21 days. My question is, how it should work in practice?

As we are told, contamination occurs through bodily fluids: urine, blood, liquid vomit, liquid diarrhea, sweat, saliva, semen, vaginal/sinus/excrement/breast milk discharge.

Dr. Spencer, as 90% new yorkers, lives in an multistory apartment building. Let’s say, he locked windows and entry door and didn’t exit his unit. Some devoted soul brings him food and leaves on his threshold to pick up when nobody is present. Stuff goes in – what about stuff going out? Plumbing system in the building penetrates and connects all floors, all apartments, and branches via the main to the city underground sewage and water network.

How is potentially infected person supposed to prevent his/her bodily fluids from reaching other tenants in the building, and – wider – users of the same utilities network? Every time (s)he uses a toilet of washes hands or takes a shower or touches door handles in public corridor with his/her sweaty hands –  the disease is spread further.

Another thing. With all those descriptions of Hazmat suits of various categories that emergency personnel should wear it is apparent that average layman is completely unprotected. I just learned this latest know-how in prevention:

However, it is killed by bleach, and you can protect yourself from it through good hand washing practices, which is true of most viruses — Ebola included.

Hey, when was the last time you washed your hands with bleach?!?

And when official prevention recommendation to the public is “wash your hands often” one starts suspecting…if are they actually aiming at wiping off  whole  US population.

Yesterday, as every other day, I went to my gym. I was running late for Pilates class, and I didn’t bring a towel to put on the mat. It was sticky with someone’s sweat, and smelled of it, too.

How am I to know I didn’t contract Ebola already?

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Ebola in NY: two quotes

Gov. Cuomo on yesterday’s press-conference:

unlike in Dallas, where two hospital nurses treating an Ebola patient contracted the disease, New York officials had time to thoroughly prepare and drill for the possibility of a case emerging in the city

A doctor who treats walk-in patients in NYC hospital:

..we are totally unprepared for this illness. I am certain that at this point someone is walking about NYC with this virus [written on Oct.3. Now we know of Dr. Spencer, his girlfriend and friends, people in subway and bowling alley he exposed to infection – ETat] and spreading it to others.  Duncan is not the only jerk in this country with this illness.  Doctors are scared, especially ED docs because there is no proper screening and no place for isolation in the emergency rooms. In the first several days with symptoms, it is impossible to distinguish Ebola from any other virus causing gastroenteritis. If we do suspect someone as having Ebola, how do we isolate him from the rest of the hospital? Sure we have isolation rooms, but we have never dealt with such a deadly virus before. The bio-hazard suits are nice but they need to be put on somewhere safe and removed someplace safe. I don’t know of any hospital in NYC that has a decontamination area set up in a ward. In most circumstances, people will put on protective clothing and remove them in a busy hallway, following which foot traffic will spread whatever was on the floor of the isolation room to the rest of the hospital ward floor.

[oct.24]:

What we’re all witnessing is a group of morons slowly driving a bus off the cliff, and the passengers mumbling softly to each other about how terrible this all is. Some of my friends tell me, you are a doctor and you must stand up and do something. “This is crazy, you must do something” they tell me…. OK, smarty. What should I do? Protest against city hall, protest against the federal government? How? Should I put on a Hazmat suit, write the government is lying to us, and show up to work dressed this way? Someone did that, and he was laughed at. No, I will not waste time arguing with a crowd that should really be locked up in an insane asylum.

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поговорили.

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Received an envelope with frightening-looking shields and seals, urging “the person who resides at this address, not you personally” go and participate in Census questionnaire on their website. If I don’t, they said siting ## XX Article of YY US Law, I’ll be thrown in jail or charged a hefty penalty. It’s all for the greater good, they said – to let  the government know where, in which community  little children cry from hunger and which ethnic group in particular these crying children belong to.

State social engineering under threat in action. I suppose they believe they found a way to raise good obedient…er… citizens out of us uncontrolled anarchists.

Fine.

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Требуется 20,000 подписей, подписано 13,956.” Это после 3х месяцев массированной атаки на чужие кошельки.
Отлично.
Интересно, есть ли временнЫе рамки сбору подписей для петиций?

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