Energy and Other 'Modern/Political' Thoughts/Items for Discussion

A headline story today, January 17 2024:

January 16 2024

This is a communication from an unlikely source worth reading and passing on:

VA ripped for helping pay migrant treatment as over 400K veterans, their families wait (
> The Department of Veterans Affairs is facing blowback for helping pay out millions of
dollars to medical providers who treat illegal immigrants while they are in federal custody —
while a backlog of hundreds of thousands of claims from veterans has grown.
> The VA’s Austin, Texas-based Financial Services Center (FSC) has been contracted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since
2002 to process reimbursement claims by providers who offer services to detained migrants.
> In fiscal year 2022, which ended Sept. 30 of that year, FSC processed 161,538 such claims, with the ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC)
paying out an average of $584 — a total of $94.3 million in taxpayer money, according to a July 2023 Department of Homeland Security
report on “Healthcare Costs for Noncitizens in Detention.”
> In the previous fiscal year, 2021, ICE’s health care arm budgeted more than $74 million for the VA’s FSC to assist with “outside referral care”
and “medical claims processing,”
according to a report from July 2022.

> Meanwhile, the pile of benefit claims by veterans and their families awaiting adjudication has grown to 417,855, according to the
VA’s own website — up from around 150,000 as of late 2022.
> Migrants who trekked across the Rio Grande into the US surrender to the Border Patrol before being moved to a migrant facility for processing. James Keivom
> When contacted by The Post, the VA was adamant that the veteran claims backlog and the millions of dollars doled out to migrant health care providers were not related.
> “VA does not provide or fund any health care to ICE detainees,” VA spokesman Terrence Hayes told The Post.
> “This involves no more than 10 employees and is fully funded by ICE.
This has no impact [on] veteran care or services,” Hayes added. “At no time are any
VA health care professionals or VA funds used for this purpose.”

> ‘Should shock American taxpayers’
> A handful of Republican lawmakers ripped the VA for working with ICE to pay for medical treatment of people who they say shouldn’t be in the US at all.
> “I am a disabled veteran and get 100% of my health care through the Veterans’ Affairs system,” Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.),
a retired Navy SEAL who sits on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, told The Post.
> Rep. Derrick Van Orden has long been outspoken about the VA. CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
> “It is incredibly insulting to our veterans who risked our lives defending this nation, and it should shock the American taxpayers that the Biden administration is using
VA resources to provide health care to illegal aliens,” he vented.
> Van Orden added that the VA’s work with ICE is “despicable and needs to be stopped immediately,”
while noting that “many veterans have to travel hours and wait weeks to be seen at a VA facility.”
> The office of Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) accused the Biden administration of “playing word games.”
> “They can’t deny that they’re using Community Care Network providers for illegals.
By definition, that means worse options for our veterans,” a spokesperson for the senator told The Post, referring to non-VA practitioners
who offer services to veterans such as urgent care, surgeries and dialysis.
> Tommy Tuberville has backed legislation to prevent the VA from allocating resources to ICE. Getty Images
> “The program thrived under President Trump, but President Biden is now actively pulling back community care options for our heroes.
This giveaway to illegals is a slap in the face to our veterans and it’s a slap in the face to the taxpayer.”
> Last month, Tuberville and Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), who chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee,
unveiled legislation that would have barred the
VA from “using its resources to provide health care or engage in claims processing for illegal migrants.”
> “Biden’s bureaucratic backlog at the VA built up as they took bubble baths on the taxpayer’s dime. Not another second — or dollar meant for veterans —
should be wasted to Band-Aid Biden’s border crisis,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) told The Post.
> Joni Ernst slammed the VA over the contract with ICE. AP
> “No calls from anyone who has served our country should go unanswered, but the Biden administration has made its priorities clear by wasting
valuable VA resources to process illegal immigrants. Our veterans deserve better,” added Ernst, an Army veteran who,
like Tuberville, sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
> ‘Outright disgrace’
> Other renowned veterans expressed similar outrage.
> Mark Geist, a former Marine who was part of the annex
security team that fought in Benghazi back in 2012, recalled how
he founded the
Shadow Warriors Project to “address critical gaps” in veterans’ care.
> “To find out that the Biden administration is reallocating funds from the VA and giving them to illegal immigrants, who did not serve this country,
is not just a disappointment; it’s an outright disgrace,” he said.
> “As a Marine, I’m frustrated, it’s a blatant betrayal to those who sacrificed for this country.”
> Another ex-Marine, Chad Robichaux, who helped lead
one of the largest civilian evacuation efforts from
Afghanistan and founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation,
a veterans support organization, bemoaned the VA backlog while veteran suicide rates hover at all-time highs.
> image001.pngChad Robichaux has long been an advocate of policies to help veterans. Marine Corps Installations West
> “To see millions of taxpayer dollars taken from our veterans to instead incentivize and care for an invasion of illegal aliens
is a giant slap in the face to America and to the military community,” he said.
> “Every time we think this administration has reached a grotesque low, they dig deeper.”
> Kate Monroe, also a Marine veteran and the CEO of, which provides disability benefits claim
services for veterans, railed against the VA’s work with ICE.
> “Not only are veterans pushed down the chain behind migrants at the VA, they are also being made homeless because the
VA HUD VASH program was allocated to migrants as well,” she complained.
> “Never should a veteran be deprioritized for anyone, let alone a non-citizen who entered our country illegally,” she added.
“It is disheartening to witness VA resources stretched to assist non-Americans
when those who risked their lives for this nation are already suffering.”

> Last month, the advocacy group Concerned Veterans for America eviscerated the VA policy and implored Congress
to enact legislation barring the department from its contract with ICE.
> The White House has been assisting in Senate negotiations for a package to address border security. AP
> “
The VA was created to serve the veteran, the brave men and women who served and sacrificed for our freedoms.
Right now, under the Biden administration, the VA is failing our nation’s heroes,”
the group said in a statement.
> “Not one more veteran should lose their life waiting for care while the VA focuses on priorities outside of its core mission.”
> During fiscal year 2023, the VA claims it provided more than
116 million appointments to veterans, shattering its previous record.

Above article can be seen with images
> inthe NY Post at:

VA ripped for helping pay migrant treatment as veterans, their families wait (

> In response to the outcry, the department claimed to The Post that its goal remains “to deliver the best health outcomes to Veterans,
whether that’s at VA or in the community through one of our partners.”
> Lou
> Luis (Lou) J. Alers
> Retired Affairs Officer
> Marine Corps Installation East
> Bldg60, Rm #153
> Molly Pitcher Road
> MCBCL, NC 28542
> 910-451-0287

> In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.”
> Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

October 6 2023

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July 16 2023

Here is a little item regarding ClimateChange to ponder

Farmland Lost is Farmland Lost Forever
By Tom DeWeese|July 14th, 2023
By Tom DeWeese

July 14, 2023

“Farmland lost is farmland lost forever.” That catchy phrase is a popular slogan distributed by the Virginia-based land trust called the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). While it’s an accurate statement, apparently, the PEC and its like-minded Green brethren are only concerned about losing vital farmland to housing developers. Meanwhile, thousands of farmers and ranchers are losing their industries to radical environmental policies supported
and promoted by such groups. Obviously, hypocrisy runs deep in the leftist Green movement.

However, farmland is under attack across the nation, mainly under the guise of climate change and environmental protection. Let’s review some of the main threats America’s farmers are facing.

The central unifying issue driving the attack on America’s farming industry is “climate change.” SUSTAINABLE! That’s the trigger word driving the attack on farming. Green activists say we face an impending apocalypse and so society, they warn, must pursue a stated goal of achieving “sustainable development” or all will be lost. “Sustainable development” determines how food will be grown, processed, packaged, and marketed. Very specific rules determined what kind of crops may be grown, and how much land may be used for that purpose, while much of a farm’s private property is forced into open space for habitat, wetlands, and “supposedly endangered species.

Meanwhile, Biden’s Energy Czar, John Kerry, has accused small farms of being significant emitters of nitrogen. Of course, this is the primary attack on cattle for their burps, flatulence, and manure. The current term is “Climate Smart.” As sustainable development forces higher costs on the farmers, Biden’s massive inflation makes it nearly impossible for farmers to stay afloat.

While the Biden cabal is pushing to maneuver it all into place, the real driving force is being driven by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Great Reset agenda. The WEF has actually launched something called its New Vision for Agriculture (NVA) initiative, which it defines as a “roadmap for Stakeholders.” Stakeholders are not farmers, property owners, or others in the agriculture industry. They are Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) many of whom have been working directly with the United Nations for decades to direct climate change policy.

“The World Economics Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture initiative is led by 17 global companies that are Industry Partners of the Forum,” according to the WEF/McKinsey report. It continues, “the 17 global companies that championed the initiative are Archer Daniels Midland, BASF, Bunge, Cargill, The Coca-Cola Company, Dupont, General Mills, Kraft Foods, Metro, Monsanto company, Nestle, PepsiCo, SABMiller, Syngenta, Unileve4r, Wal-Mart Stores, and Yara International.”

Now add the funds of private foundations such as the Rockefellers, Blackrock, and Gates Foundation, then the true road map of those stakeholders and their funders begins to emerge. These forces are NOT protectors of the environment; they are destroyers of it and 0ur current living standards.

Now comes the implementation of the plan. How do they intend to ultimately change the entire food production system of the nation and make it sustainable? Answer: target the land.

Wind and Solar

Reports from the solar industry as far back as 2017, indicate that the Midwestern states are the “growing hotspot for solar and wind power” to replace traditional coal and gas power plants – meaning thousands of acres of valuable farm land would be required to replace
current energy sources that now use only a few acres. A World Bank study published in 2017 admitted that “clean energy” technology is “significantly more material intensive” than hydrocarbon energy sources, and that estimate didn’t even consider farmland destruction.

The solar panels are made of plastic – which takes oil to produce. Underneath those solar panels that run end to end, row by row, for thousands of acres, is cement for infrastructure wires.
Little can grow underneath them – no grass, no animals. That’s how farmland is being destroyed.

.....skipping to the end:

Small, independent farmers are facing extinction. Their replacement will be powerful corporations that will no longer cater to consumers. Instead consumers will have to accept what the big corporations decide to provide – fake meat and all.

Americans must stand up to save and protect farmland because American Farmland lost, is America lost forever.

The entire item can be seen at:

July 14 2023

(Currently I am unable to verify the accuracy of this story)


TO: Anyone who will listen
FROM: A retired old school cop
SUBJECT: 86 & 12

That was the score 4th of July (2013) weekend in Chicago. 86 shot (actually puncture wounds) twelve dead, Chicago stopped counting graze wounds and only counts actual bullet holes now, you don't count if you get your nose or ear shot off. Chicago is also a city three quarters of which is unsafe to walk in. The thug and gang infested South, West and East sides are expanding like a cancer, while the few remaining safe neighborhoods are shrinking annually due, largely in part, to scattered site housing.

This is the crowning achievement of our politicians and the social engineers, who long ago decided that big, bad, brutish policemen were no longer needed. So, it came to pass that, in the 1970's, they started allowing females onto the department. That did away with height and strength requirements. They then decided that the correct rainbow of colors was needed. To accomplish this, they lowered the aptitude tests and created quotas. That did away with intelligence and integrity requirements. Of course, gays could not be excluded, either. The ideal candidate for promotion became a black transvestite with a Spanish surname.

Our weapons were next on their agenda. Blackjacks, sap gloves and the like were banned. Our shotguns were moved from the front seat to the trunk, from the trunk to the radio room and, from there, just disappeared. New ammunition was issued, which was so inadequate it would ricochet off of car windshields. And God help you if you hit someone with your flashlight.

Finally, the politicians got rid of the real Policemen. The old dinosaurs were lured into early retirements and replaced with internal
affairs weenies and gays with a decent sprinkling of color. The brutish "Old Clancy" stereotype was laid to rest and replaced by "Officers Ken & Barbie." The end result is a department that is befuddled, cow towed, hamstrung, weak and totally not feared by the thugs and gang bangers, but oh so politically correct.

The City has succeeded in ridding itself of the brutish dinosaur cops of old and has replaced them
with little girls and college yuppies who wouldn't know a bad guy if he shit in their face. They have invented new politically correct terms like Wilding and Flash Mobs to describe black Mob Violence, which is rapidly spreading into the once "Safe Zones" of Michigan Avenue, River North and Wrigleyville.

After you have been shot, raped or robbed, Officers Ken & Barbie will arrive and write a most excellent report with perfect grammar and punctuation, which will be fed into a state of the art computer, which will crunch and manipulate the numbers precisely. Me, I long for the old days when Clancy crunched and manipulated the thugs before I became the next victim.

All of this in the most corrupt city, most corrupt county, most corrupt state in the country, whose political leaders zealously and vehemently fight to impose the most restrictive gun control legislation in the nation. If you believe Officers Ken & Barbie are going to protect you and yours, you had better get your head out of your butt and smell the coffee.
Old Clancy is retired.

It's now up to you to protect yourself.

Rejoice, oh liberals. You have gotten exactly what you wanted.
Hope you enjoy it!

a retired old school cop (from O'Brien Street)

Here is one from the other side:

...and from an Internet Search for same:

April 12 2023
Speaking of Climate Change and its effect they want to put on all of us:

If Babe Ruth were alive today, he’d hit 70-80 round-trippers per season … thanks to … wait for it … climate change. 

Uh, what?
Since the East Coast hasn’t turned into Waterworld yet, the climate change zealots must keep digging for some legitimate proof that the CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS is real.
Dartmouth College released a study tying warmer (driven by “global warming”) temperatures to more home runs in Major League Baseball. Warmer air is thinner air, so baseballs travel farther. 

So what's the solution here? Do we need to build temperature-controlled indoor stadiums for every team, or maybe make fans hold their breath so they don't emit any carbon dioxide? It's all ridiculous.
Flawed logic, though, because while there have been more homers in the majors this year, the minor leagues have not seen an increase. Climate change is elitist, apparently.
The hot air that could inflame our planet and extinguish life as we know it comes from ludicrous “studies” such as this and the methane-expelling blowhards in media that repeat and cheer such pablum as FACT. 
On cue, the lefty media outlets are lapping up this nonsense. The AP, Newsweek, NBC News, NPR, CNN - they're all touting this study as if it's some kind of groundbreaking discovery.

And the headlines are always definitive.
The Washington Post: “Home runs are increasing with climate change.”
At MRC, we counter the left-wing bias of media with the truth. And we mock them for their absurdity. 

The climate change syndicate is less concerned about the planet than power, control, and money. Al Gore has been enriching himself off his climate change fearmongering since his “An Inconvenient Truth” documentary, even though he has been wrong about every cataclysmic event that his global warming predictions claimed would have occurred by now.
"And what about the power-hungry leftists in The White House force-feeding electric cars on us and working on taking away our gas stoves and fluorescent lightbulbs? It’s only just begun. Ultimately, climate change is simply a pretext for the left to control every aspect of your life."


It is outrageous; unfortunately, the mainstream media is not honest about it.
Instead, they persist in promoting their left-leaning ideological gibberish.
And they refuse honest and open debate — you’re a climate denier if you resist!
Here we are in 2023, discussing how “climate change” supposedly turns baseball games into 9-inning home run derbies.

Has the film "Idiocracy" come to pass?

And as far as the trend of more global warming-infused homers, here’s another “inconvenient truth,” CNSNews reports there was a steep drop in home runs in the Majors in 2022. 
Perhaps there was one year of global cooling?!
Want the facts? Keep your eye on the ball with CNSNews; we’ll keep you informed about what’s REALLY happening with today’s top issues without the bias.
And if you’re tired of the press balking on the truth, NewsBusters will separate fact from left-wing fantasy for you. 

Thanks, and keep swinging for the fence. (no “global warming” necessary)

Patrick Bampfield
Digital Communications Strategist
Media Research Center

November 20 2022

New Jersey Herald
You Should Worry About The FBI, Zero-Click and Eroding American Freedom | Napolitano

By: Andrew P. Napolitano
November 17, 2022

Christopher A. Wray
American lawyer, and current director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

During the Trump administration, the FBI paid $5 million to an Israeli software company for a
license to use its “zero-click” surveillance software called Pegasus. Zero-click refers to software that can download the contents of a target’s computer or mobile device without the need for tricking the target into clicking on it. The FBI operated the software from a warehouse in New Jersey.

Before revealing any of this to the two congressional intelligence committees to which the FBI reports, it experimented with the software. The experiments apparently consisted of testing Pegasus by spying — illegally and unconstitutionally since no judicially issued search warrant had authorized the use of Pegasus — on unwitting Americans by downloading data from their devices.

When congressional investigators got wind of these experiments, the Senate Intelligence Committee summoned FBI Director Christopher Wray to testify in secret about the acquisition and use of Pegasus, and he did so in December 2021. He told the mostly pliant senators that the FBI only purchased Pegasus “to be able to figure out how bad guys could use it.” Is that even believable?

In follow-up testimony in March 2022, Wray elaborated that Pegasus was used “as part of our routine responsibilities to evaluate technologies that are out there, not just from a perspective of could they be used someday legally, but also, more important, what are the security concerns raised by those products.” More FBI gibberish.

Last week, dozens of internal FBI memos and court records told a different story — a story that has caused Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to question the veracity of Wray’s testimony. Wyden’s healthy skepticism caused the FBI reluctantly to reveal that it had ordered its own version of Pegasus, called Phantom, which the Israelis tailor-made for hacking American mobile devices.

Here is the backstory:

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution was written to preserve the natural right to privacy and
to cause law enforcement to focus on crimes, not surveillance. The instrument of these purposes is the requirement of a judicially issued search warrant before the government can engage in any surveillance.
A search warrant can only be issued based on probable cause of crime demonstrated under oath to the issuing judge and a showing that the place to be searched or person or thing to be seized is more likely
than not to reveal evidence of crime.
As well, the warrant must specifically describe the place to be searched and things to be seized.
Warrants can only be issued for investigations of actual crimes that have already occurred, not for experiments.

The Fourth Amendment contains some of the most precise language in the Constitution, as it was written intentionally to thwart the rapacious appetite of governments to snoop, which the British did to the colonists using general warrants.

General warrants were not based on probable cause of crime and lacked all specificity. Rather, they were based on government need — a totalitarian standard because whatever the government wants it will claim it needs — and they authorized the bearer to search wherever he wished and seize whatever he found.

The Fourth Amendment was intended to put a stop to general warrants. As we know from the wildly unconstitutional FISA court and the NSA’s secret criminal spying on all Americans, that amendment, like much of the Constitution, has failed abysmally to restrain the government.

Now back to the FBI and Phantom.

In July 2021, President Joseph Biden personally put a stop to the FBI’s use of Phantom, and the congressional intelligence committees assumed that that was the end of it.

Yet, last week, when reporters revealed the results of Freedom of Information Act requests for
memos and court documents pertaining to Phantom, a different story emerged. The documents that the FBI furnished show a vast determination by FBI management to showcase and deploy Phantom to FBI agents and other federal law enforcement personnel.

The procedures under which the House and Senate Intelligence Committees operate require that secrets be kept secret. Thus, when the FBI director testifies before those committees, the representatives and senators who hear the testimony may not reveal what they heard to the press or even to their congressional colleagues. Wyden has apparently had enough of law enforcement deception and secrecy. Hence his complaints in letters to Wray — letters that more or less tell us what’s going on.

All of this leaves us with an FBI out of control and run by a director
who has been credibly accused of misleading Congress while under oath — a felony — and whose agents have been credibly accused of conspiracy to engage in computer hacking —also a felony. Who knows what other liberty-assaulting widgets the FBI has in its unconstitutional
toolbox about which Wyden and his investigators have yet to learn?

When Daniel Ellsberg courageously removed the Pentagon Papers from his office and gave them to reporters
from The New York Times and The Washington Post, he was charged with espionage. The papers revealed that Pentagon generals were lying to President Lyndon B. Johnson and Johnson was lying to the public about the Vietnam war.

During Ellsberg’s trial, FBI agents broke into the office of his psychiatrist and stole his
medical records so as to use them at the trial. The federal judge presiding at the trial was so outraged at the FBI’s misconduct that he dismissed the indictment against Ellsberg, and the government did not appeal the dismissal.

The Ellsberg break-in took the FBI a few hours and was destructive and dangerous.

Today's FBI could have done the Ellsberg heist remotely in a few minutes. Today’s FBI has agents who are the bad guys they have warned us about. Today’s FBI has morphed from crime fighting to crime anticipating. Today's FBI is effectively a domestic spying operation nowhere sanctioned in the Constitution. It should be defunded and disbanded.

Andrew P. Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, has published nine books on the U.S. Constitution.

Andrew P. Napolitano

This article originally appeared on New Jersey Herald: The FBI, zero-click and eroding American freedom

November 5 2022

A couple of random thoughts.....

November 3 2022

Fellow Americans:
As the day draws closer, the real polls look very good for Republicans to take the House and Senate,
but that does not take into consideration the Democrat
and Media "ends justify the means" approach to retaining power.
They will do whatever it takes, election laws be damned. We absolutely must get ourselves, our families, and our
friends to the polls to kick these far-left Marxists out of office. 
We have seen what just 22 months of complete chaos created by these America-hating individuals has done to our Country,
and we must stop them now. Your vote is the only defense standing between the Constitution and the collapse of our children's futures.
Let us hope that sanity, common sense, and American Patriotism prevail next Tuesday, so that come January 1st, 2023,
we may begin to apply bandages to the wounds which our Country has suffered. It is your Country, and your vote. Make it count.

Brian Goff

October 27 2022

A Letter from the Unknown Soldiers

We who are interred in this Tomb of Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery are forever anonymous. You will never know our names, nor will you ever see images of our faces. Whether we were black or white, of Asian, Hispanic or Native American descent is of no consequence, for in our hearts we were all Americans.

We deeply valued the freedoms bestowed upon us by our founders, and God, which have made the United States of America the most exceptional country in the world. We served this Nation to the best of our abilities, and when the time came, we made the ultimate sacrifice for the country that we loved so dearly.

Regardless of weather, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we listen to the twenty-one steps taken by the sentries of the Old Guard. We watch them as they salute us to show that we have not been forgotten. We witness the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come every year to show their
respect and reverence for our past deeds, and we have felt gratified by their presence through the many decades.

But we also feel a sense of trepidation. It is a fear that all is not right with our Nation. And we weep.

Not for ourselves, but for our impossibly divided Country. Have we battled fascist dictators and laid down our lives in the process, only to have our homeland descend into chaos and lawlessness? Do blacklists and censorship have a place in the United States of America that we defended to the death?

Are we to believe that religious persecution in any form
is acceptable in a country where every person is created equal and every human life
is supremely valued, including the unborn?

Should we accept the premise that placing our Nation in an untenable position by amassing tens of trillions of
dollars in debt that cannot possibly be repaid, is the best course for our Nation to take? And worse yet, should that debt be held by China, a country that would imprison its own citizens in re-education camps, and allow a lethal virus to spread to the rest of the world for its own economic gain?

Should not the Democrat and Republican parties of our great country be ashamed of
themselves for allowing these conditions to deteriorate to this level? We are of the belief that there is no excuse, not one, for any political party’s interests to be put before the good of this country.

We ask these questions not to cause dissention or strife, but as a wake-up call to all Americans of every background and belief. We have done our duty, now you must do yours. You must do what is right for the United States of America first, not as an afterthought. Resort to debate, but not violence.

Remember that we are all Americans with equal rights and we are to be
governed under the same equally applied laws.
A country without fairness, equality, and justice is just another China, Russia, or Venezuela.

We, the Unknown Soldiers of Arlington, are but a small fraction of those who have died fighting for the rights and freedoms that you enjoy today. We ask that you remember that fact and come together as Americans to reconcile your differences. Do this so that we may continue to hear the sentries of the Old Guard march those twenty-one steps in front of our Tomb two hundred years from now.

October 24 2022

Subject: Thoughts From the Fishin' Pier...Looking back at Covid

Some are still being told that you have to continue to wear that 'useless' mask, made in China. Disappointed

Perhaps this is my typical proletarian reasoning for a complex event in our history, but it's the conclusion I've come to.

Forgive me for being too simplistic.

First of all...the how and the why.

In retrospect it is becoming increasingly obvious to me and many others that the Covid virus was created by the unlikely alliance of American corporate greed and Communist Chinese aspirations for world economic domination in a manufacturing lab facility
bankrolled by American pharmaceutical companies and our own dark government establishment. It was manufactured for the explicit intention to be released,..... not by accident,.... but intentionally at the most opportune time to put a stop to the blossoming economy that was taking place worldwide and especially here in America in the latter months of 2019 and to give the Chinese economy which was approximately ten years behind the West globally the chance to catch up.

The pharmaceutical companies were salivating over the thought of unlimited profits and power that awaited them in their creation of poorly researched and tested antibodies and hastily released
vaccines for a virus they themselves were instrumental in creating.. Not to mention the various government establishments, ours primarily but others as well, who envisioned the solidification and untouchable state of their power base for many years to come. Thus, the virus had far reaching benefits for almost everyone except the common citizen.
A perfect catapult into world-wide totalitarian socialism.

The totally bogus and also intentionally planted story of the virus being the result of the filth found in the Chinese "wet markets" near the Wuhan district near where the laboratories that did the research and creation seemed an entirely plausible story to con the gullible western news media at the time
based on the deplorable conditions found in those hideous markets. That too was part of 'the plan'.

The fact that the Chinese intentionally let the virus loose on their own population to start the spread seems difficult to comprehend in our myopic view of Christian/Judeo life values, but is completely believable when you take into account that the same Communist government intentionally killed tens of millions of their own
citizens just fifty years ago in the 1970's during Mao Zedong's purge of their society dubbed the " Great Proletarian
Cultural Revolution" (a fancy Communist phrase for wholesale murder and genocide) of those Mao and his party deemed politically troublesome.

The fact that the basic ingredients used to create the virus come from bats made the fabrication all the more possible to sell to the exploitable news media and
hence the public since bats are considered by some a delicacy in those parts of China. A fact that, to us in an "enlightened" society, seems repulsive and rightly so..

The American establishment power structure especially being threatened by an 'outsider' the likes of Trump (who they previously enjoyed a fond relationship with because of his wealth and celebrity charisma) and his surprising support among the general population which was becoming increasing 'fed up' with establishment government along with those in other countries saw this as an opportunity to regain control of the population by invoking ridiculous draconian rules and regulations on the populous, who it was found, was more than willing to jettison common sense to protect themselves from an invisible threat to their comfortable and oblivious lifestyles. Even today, there are those that can be found driving by themselves in a car with totally useless masks still covering their faces anxiously waiting to be jabbed with unending 'booster shots"
until they're dead in their graves...which is an increasing possibility.

And now, with rebellion again rising in the ranks of the common man as evidenced in the coming election and the threat of Covid-19 having diminished, the same unholy alliance is working on a new strain of the virus that'll be even more effective in thinning the ranks and making the proletariat more controllable and subservient. Don't throw that useless designer mask and pocket-sized antimicrobial dispenser away just yet.

No...Like just about anything in society today, you only have to follow the money and power, which is one in the same,
to arrive at obvious conclusions as to who instigated the biggest con job in history and to why it was... and still is..... being perpetrated.
Step back and ask yourself who gains the most at our expense.

October 22 2022

To the Editor:

As November 8th draws closer, we are witnessing the largest outlay of money both for political ads and
to buy votes for Democrats that we have ever seen. The media’s left leaning bias is on full display as there are no serious questions asked of Democrat candidates. Outright lies (and gibberish)are spewed by President Biden and the White House which are never
challenged or followed up on by the bobble-head “reporters.” Plausible deniability, smoke-screens, and gaslighting have become regularly used utensils in this White House’s Saul Alinsky provided toolbox.
The far-left fanatics know that they have overplayed their hand and now in the final days of this election
cycle there will b no limits on the tactics used to retain power as poll after poll
indicates just how angry the American people really are.
One of the major mistakes made by the far-left was to believe that Americans whose careers require them to “get dirty” in the normal course of their jobs, were stupid. Carpenters, plumbers, landscapers, and many other tradesmen are some of the smartest individuals you will encounter. They work hard for a living and are quick to separate reality from Biden-speak. Farmers deal with cow-manure on a regular basis, so they know exactly what it looks and smells like. And they can tell that the far-left and Washington D.C. is full of it.

You do not need a degree in economics to realize that your living expenses have increased dramatically, whether it is filling your fuel tank, a grocery cart, or paying the electric bill. Working class Americans are ready to take back this country from the far-left who have kidnapped common sense, accountability, morals, and virtue. There is a reckoning upon us and it will be decisive.
We live in a society where the far-left treats animal abuse as a much more serious crime than
the termination of a human baby two days before its birth. Think about that for a moment. This is not the rationale of intelligent people.

This is a government out of control in every respect, from economic insolvency, to raiding the homes of political opponents. In the year 2022 we are about four chapters into Orwell’s book “1984”. The time has come to stop reading, and to start writing our own book.

The date of publication will be November 8, 2022.

If you are still reading this letter, then you know what you must do on November 8th: Vote for every Republican on the ballot and send these socialist-communist-marxists back to the landfill from which they came.

Let's say that at some point, solar panels will produce 50% of our electricity during the daytime and if it is sunny.

All will be well then....

Now, in the evening and darker days, how will the power companies make up for the 50% number?
It has been said that the power generation engine takes a while to start and produce power
allowing for start up and shut down waste.

Seems like the use of hydrogen or similar fuel might be the route to take.

The sometimes hated utilities have a point when they say solar can hurt them and one
of the reasons I have attempted to detail above. 
If they do not ramp up spare daytime capacity the hours of darkness will be a problem.

No time here to get into the days when it is at least partly cloudy......

We need cheap and easy to produce power storage facilities along with alternative fuel for the
existing and future power generators and it does not appear to be on the
horizon but yet we are told it is time to move to electric everything in spite of large
unresolved issues like raw materials and recycling.

As another aside, I will not relish the idea of having a heavy duty item drawing
a similar heavy load in my garage for a long period of time allowing for auto battery charging--and
what about the charging and load capacity for those who have 2 or more vehicles?
Lots of draw would seem to provide more chances for serious problems.

BTW, Hydro power does not care if it is daylight yet it is almost always avoided in the discussion about
alternative energy. It does not pollute and does not stop--especially here in NY where
government monies for subsidies do not seem to be a problem-or so they say.

There has to be a lot of money in the making of batteries, panels, etc. and not much in using our vast hydro capacity.

(Personally and as an aside, our 46 panels produce up to 70 KWH per day
averaging about 1200 per month(July '22 figures were a Daily average of 54 and the month was 1,681).
Naturally this depends on the month.
That is a lot of power and it completely covers our needs for months
mid-March through mid-October with a surplus that is used up through November and early December.
During the winter months we don't do so well but it is more than zero.
In 2021 our monthly average for the entire year produced was 930.
March was 850 while October was 660
So far in 2022 it is 1,040.

It seems like these solar things are real but do require sunlight.

Further, we are providing excess back to the Utility every day except in the evening when they are the 'battery'
we don't have and if they weren't there, it'd be dark with the generator taking over--
if there is Natural Gas (and for as long as the unit hangs on.)

Note, some benefit from generators, their maintenance, their purchase and the like and
that is how America works--someone provides something someone else needs and so on.

Again, food for thought and discussion.