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Attack of the vaccines

I understand that this site has closely followed the "pandemic" and the ongoing vaccine issues. Also that you have closely followed flccc.net which includes Kory and Marik. I have spent an estimated 3 hours per day on this topic for the last 3 years. Another site that was very important for me is by A Midwestern Doctor: The forgotten side of medicine.

The Weekly Watch

Mixing Myths
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Hippity Hoppity Easter's Here Today

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The spring holidays have arrived. Today is Easter, we're in the middle of Ramadan, and next month there's Passover. I was amused when our nearby town had a spat about the Easter Egg hunt in the park for the local children. Some were saying it violated the separation of church and state. My first thought was where in the Bible is an egg laying bunny that brings children candy on Easter...must be near the book of Santa. Then I saw the sign in town. The egg hunt is being sponsored by a church and will have a religious message, a faith based egg hunt? So, maybe the town council was correct. Too bad they can't just let the kids play and have fun.

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Album of the Week 3-30-24

Afternoon folks!

An album by Muddy Waters starts us off this week, followed by a compilation of tunes from Little Junior Parker and Bobby Blue Bland - each from their early days with Duke records. After that there's a compilation album of r&b/doo-wop from Otis Williams and His Charms. Following that there's an album of Hot Tuna doing an acoustic set and an electric set live - I'm pretty sure that it's from a performance broadcast by KSAN in the early 70's. After that there's a Stray Cats album and we finish off with some bluegrass from The Dreadful Snakes, featuring banjoist Bela Fleck and Dobro monster Jerry Douglas.

Enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend!

Saturday Open Thread 3/30/24: Odds and Ends

I have been reflecting on news of the past week. Not just a lot to absorb, but a lot to absorb about how questionable news is today throughout the country.

The first example is the terror event in Moscow. 55 minutes after it happened, the US knew who pulled it off. The same bunch that can't quite nail anyone for the assassination of JFK to this day.

Within minutes after the announcement from our US authorities pinning down the perps, here comes other assessments that differ, even blame the CIA setting this up for Ukraine.

Next, the Key Bridge disaster. This is even a starker example of the distrust of media. Hell, we all saw the video of the actual wreck, but the who/what/where/how/why? info flooded the internet immediately. We don't even believe our eyes anymore.

Are the people who question and propose alternate assessments to events conspiracy theorists? Always? Are those conspiracy theorists nuts? Always?

Does the fear of being called a ct cause anybody to self-censor? Who benefits from or controls the societal shame of calling out cts? After all, does anyone want to step up to the nutty ct plate and hit a ct grand slam? Who wants to go first?

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Friday Night Photos View Askew Edition

Happy Friday everyone. I hope everybody is doing well. Post any photos, memes, or music you like.

Every month the camera club I'm in has a challenge subject. This month's subject is ICM. What is ICM? I'm glad you asked. ICM is intentional camera movement, where you intentionally move the camera while the shutter is open. Camera motion can consist of panning, zooming, rotating, or any other random movement of the camera. Depending on the subject, and the type of movement, results can range from artistic to awful. I won't say I got anything artistic so here are some of the less awful results.

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