The Weekly Watch

A Bull in a China Shop:

a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior

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Creating a China Conflict

Is it WMD deja vu all over again? There is a steady drum beat trying to create a major conflict with China. Some how it is China which is the aggressor, but it is western powers sailing war fleets up and down China's coast. Today we'll hear a number of voices describe this foolish rush to war instead of working cooperatively toward the survival of the species.

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The Dose 10/17/21

A Column for Considerate COVID Conversations


When I think of COVID what comes to mind from my US-centric view is profit has been the goal from the start, simple prevention strategies continue to be poorly promoted, effective safe treatments have been suppressed, and the collective mass insanity runs rampant in the States...
Here's a clip focusing on our lack of preventative care...(fast forward through the supplement ad in the middle.)

Joe Rogan asks Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN hard questions we've all been seeking answers for. I found these five clips to be among the most informative from this three hour long discussion.

The Pancake Trilogy

dale bent head_0.pngAnother bit from the fire book. Salamander. Of how, when you burn in a fire, you can't even make fucking pancakes. Without sizzling back, into. The thing. Itself.


There are pancakes for breakfast this morning, here in Casa Town Burned Down. Also, orange juice. And never the twain shall meet. Thus, our sermon for today, shall come from these things. In the Lesson Of The Orange-Peel Pancakes.

Saturday night lounge party

Just a follow-up to a post on some thread this week. Thinking of starting a continuous lounge type thread on Saturday nights. Make up for the hole Mr. Shickspack leaves by taking a well deserved weekend off. Normally, Lookout's Sunday weekly watch thread can last all day and into the night, as there is so much to chew on.

IATSE Strike or Contract

At 11:19 PM PDT last night (10/15) the Camera Local put out this bulletin:

Bargaining Resumes Tomorrow
October 15, 2021 - Bargaining has concluded for the night and will resume tomorrow morning.

There will be a virtual town hall meeting tomorrow morning to relate the latest on bargaining and to answer questions from the tens of thousands of people who may or may not go on strike as of midnight tomorrow.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Several unresolved tensions points exist from the World War II creating undercurrents in today's relationships. Sorting through many of the the twist and turns was author Sterling Seagrave. His work is referenced by many other authors on Asia.

Why is the Left succeeding in Latin America, but failing so badly in the U.S.?

As of this morning, a leftist candidate in Honduras (of all places) has a real chance to win the coming election. That candidate is Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of the former president that was ousted in the U.S.-backed 2009 coup.