A pause that refreshes...

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Home for a few minutes - loading up some shelving for the storage unit.  Done two trips to Bellingham today. Plumb tuckered out.

Back home around 5:00PM or so - dinner for the pups and me, kick back for a little bit and then to bed. Spending tomorrow working for a local arts group - we have a big meeting this Wednesday so getting the agenda ready. Lots of stuff to go over. If we still have a nation.

Have not been looking at the news - figure there will be plenty of time to clap my hands with glee or fulminate about the next four years when I am back home and fed.

I have the trailer for one more day so making two trips up to Bellingham. Get the last of the furniture down to the storage unit.

Out the door shortly.  Nothing caught my eye on the internet - lots of theories but nothing concrete.

And I am outta here

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Some videos and some sleep.  In that order.  Dogs have been fed and played with, I have been fed. Long day tomorrow.

Nothing on the internet to speak of once you apply the 48-hour rule. We will see in a few days.

Got a point there - feeling confident

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I am really wondering what is going to happen in a few days.  A Reichstag fire? There are a plethora of scenarios. The number of troops in D.C. (20+K) is good fodder for speculation. The fact that these are National Guard is also interesting.  The Military has some measure of autonomy but the National Guard are direct reports to FEMA who reports to DHS who reports to President Trump. Nobody else.

This caught my eye:

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From Breitbart.  Someone studied their history.

U.S. Bishops Urge Shift in Focus from Skin Color to Character
The leader of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference (USCCB), Los Angeles Cardinal José Gomez, lamented Friday that unfortunately, in America it is still true that skin color often matters more than the “content of our character.”

“For much of the past year, America has been reckoning with the legacy of slavery and the persistence of racial injustice in our country,” Archbishop Gomez said in his January 15 said in his January 15 message for Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

“Sadly, it is still true that the ‘color of our skin’ often matters more in our society than the ‘content of our character,’ as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., said a half-century ago,” the archbishop noted.

As Rev. King said in his 1967 speech “Where Do We Go from Here?”: “Let us be dissatisfied until that day when nobody will shout ‘White Power!’—when nobody will shout ‘Black Power!’—but everybody will talk about God’s power and human power.”

But that would put all the race hustlers, warlords and poverty pimps out of work.  Can't have that now can we (paging the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson - Reverends Sharpton and Jackson to the White Courtesy Phone please).

And back home.

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Not six days on the road, more like five hours but a long haul nonetheless.  Display fixtures to Mt. Baker, furniture to the storage unit, trailer back to Bellingham for more moving tomorrow morning.

Time to fix dinner, surf and crash.

Been a busy couple of weeks.  Next two weeks will be busy as well.

More spew in a couple of hours...

Our tech elite

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They think that they will be on top when the communists sieze power.  Poor deluded fools.
But, they still keep trying - from Breitbart:

Facebook Censors Mexican Cardinal for Denouncing ‘New World Order’
Facebook has censored a video of Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, for suggesting that globalist leaders are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to bring about a new world order.

In place of the cardinal’s weekly video, Facebook exhibited a greyed-out screenshot emblazoned with the banner “False information.” Underneath, Facebook added, “This publication repeats information about COVID-19 that independent fact checkers deemed false.”

On its Facebook pageSemanario Arquidiocesano Guadalajara, an information service run by the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, posted the following screenshot on January 13, along with the text “Cardinal Juan Sandoval denounced the imposition of a new world order, hours later his video was censored”:

When they sieze power, the bones of facebook and twitter will be ground to ashes to make the New State Media - bits and pieces will be recognizable but all the people behind the "power" (Dorsey, Zuckerberg, etc...) will have been sent to the re-education camps and their billions will have been taxed and rendered to the State.  The State knows all.  The State sees all.  The State gives to everyone.  The State is everything. All Hail the State.

A long essay but the more you read, the more you can see where we are today and how we got here.
From New Discourses:

Psychopathy and the Origins of Totalitarianism
Many of the greatest horrors of the history of humanity owe their occurrence solely to the establishment and social enforcement of a false reality. With gratitude to the Catholic philosopher Josef Pieper and his important 1970 essay “Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power” for the term and idea, we can refer to these alternative realities as ideological pseudo-realities.

Pseudo-realities, being false and unreal, will always generate tragedy and evil on a scale that is at least proportional to the reach of their grip on power—which is their chief interest—whether social, cultural, economic, political, or (particularly) a combination of several or all of these. So important to the development and tragedies of societies are these pseudo-realities when they arise and take root that it is worth outlining their basic properties and structure so that they can be identified and properly resisted before they result in sociopolitical calamities—up to and including war, genocide, and even civilizational collapse, all of which can take many millions of lives and can ruin many millions more in the vain pursuit of a fiction whose believers are, or are made, sufficiently intolerant.

And a bit more - two root causes.  Here, a classic example of the first is Adolph Hitler and of the second? Today's liberals - the product of our educational system after it has been corrupted by the liberal teachers who flocked to it in the 1970's - the long march through the institutions.  This work has been reinforced by the complicit media (another target). They did their work well and we are all now reaping the harvest.

Only two propositions are needed to understand this ladder exists from a single deluded person with a small cult around him to a massive and devastating political movement. The first is simpler: it is that otherwise psychically, emotionally, and intellectually healthy people can be manipulated into pathologies in these domains. That is, such a ladder exists because pseudo-realists are sometimes able to persuade people that the presumptions underlying their pseudo-real construction provide a better read on reality than others, which obviously happens all the time. Cults arise and can grow quite large.

The second is that cults can become ideological, and, more specifically, Utopian. This also happens with some documented frequency, especially in situations where some oversimplification of how to arrange the entire social order in which we all live takes on a glorious vision with a Utopian endpoint—literally, nowhere, in the original Greek (there are no Utopias, only dystopias). A reliable symptom that this is occurring is a vision over a very long time period (often a millennium), after which time all social ills will be cured, that nevertheless requires a revolution in the here and now to begin. These cults of pseudo-reality are very dangerous and threaten us and our civilizations even today.

Much more at the site.  A good psychological explanation and James presents some tools on how to recognize this and how to refute it. The 120+ comments are worth reading as well. Good stuff...

National Rifle Association

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Great idea but the CEO is a fool so not a member.  Good thing too - they are bankrupt. From Reuters:

National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, seeking to escape New York lawsuit
The National Rifle Association on Friday filed for bankruptcy, a sudden development that could help the gun rights group escape a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general seeking its dissolution.

The NRA filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court in Dallas, and said it plans to reincorporate in Texas to escape “a corrupt political and regulatory environment” in New York, where it is now incorporated.

“Texas values the contributions of the NRA, celebrates our law-abiding members, and joins us as a partner in upholding constitutional freedom,” Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said in a letter to members. “We seek protection from New York officials who illegally abused and weaponized the powers they wield against the NRA and its members.”

The NRA was sued in August by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who accused LaPierre and other senior leaders of self-dealing and mismanagement, and said the group’s activities violated state laws governing nonprofits.

James said NRA officials diverted millions of dollars to fund luxury lifestyles, including vacations and private jets, and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees, costing the group $64 million over three years.

There is more at the site.  The last sentence covers a lot of the complaints about the NRA - complaints that have been going on for quite some time.

From The Washington Post  November 25th, 2020:

NRA reports alleged misspending by current and former executives to IRS
After years of denying allegations of lax financial oversight, the National Rifle Association has made a stunning declaration in a new tax filing: Current and former executives used the nonprofit group’s money for personal benefit and enrichment.

From FOX News  May 2nd, 2019:

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre questioned on $240G travel expenses
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre charged the organization’s ad agency more than $240,000 for expenses related to trips he took to Italy, Hungary, the Bahamas and other locales without providing adequate documentation, according to a letter from the ad agency given to the group’s board last week and described by people familiar with the matter.

There is even a website dedicated to saving the NRA from Wayne LaPierre.

Much more if you do even the simplest of Duck Duck Go searches. Reformation is a very hard thing to go through but it is very powerful and very cleansing.  Time for the NRA to reform and get back to doing their job.  Representing us - the members of The Nation of Riflemen.

Three to think about

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From Feral Irishman:

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I do love #2 - it would be so easy to slip in and so difficult for them to explain to the general public as they tried to claw their way out of it.

Time for a Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. Otherwise known as an Article V Convention. This is a safety valve that our founders placed into our Constitution for when the deep state became too entrenched. As it is now. There are people working on this now - more here (two-minute video)

The facts are coming out and yes, it was definitely a false flag operation. A few headlines:

Surprised?  I am not.  It was obvious from the start.  Trump supporters simply do not use these tactics. The liberals are too stupid to change their tactics so they "outed themselves" by their actions. The coalition of the dumb.  The convention of idiots.

Back home for the night

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Farm tomorrow, not Sunday. Bellingham Sunday.

Picked up some more chicken from the local grocery store - have some oven roasted veggies left over from last night. Dinner is ready to roll.

Feed the pups, run the microwave for a few minutes and then surf while I eat. The fun never stops around here...

My work day begins - Rev. II

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Pick up the trailer at 3:00 PM. Drive to thrift store to pick up gondola shelf unit.  Up to Bellingham tomorrow morning to get furniture, back down to storage unit.  Farm on Sunday.

A moving experience...

Defang the Goolag - here.

Lots of good stuff, alternate sites, scripts to defang Google's intrusions into your privacy. Good stuff but more geek oriented.

FaceB**k alternatives - here.

Some alternatives I was not familiar with. I use one of them for communications and MeWe for general connectivity.

Zero need to put food into the mouth that bites our hand.

Got another one - communist at MIT

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From the Department of Justice,  U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts:

MIT Professor Arrested and Charged with Grant Fraud
Defendant allegedly failed to disclose his work for the People’s Republic of China to U.S. Department of Energy
A professor and researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was charged and arrested today in connection with failing to disclose contracts, appointments and awards from various entities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Gang Chen, 56, was charged by criminal complaint with wire fraud, failing to file a foreign bank account report (FBAR) and making a false statement in a tax return. Chen will make an initial appearance today before Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell.

According to charging documents, Chen is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in China. He is a professor and researcher at MIT where he serves as Director of the MIT Pappalardo Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory and Director of the Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC). Since approximately 2013, Chen’s research at MIT has been funded by more than $19 million in grants awarded by various U.S. federal agencies.

Since 2012, Chen has allegedly held various appointments with the PRC designed to promote the PRC’s technological and scientific development by providing advice and expertise – sometimes directly to PRC government officials – and often in exchange for financial compensation. This includes acting as an “overseas expert” for the PRC government at the request of the PRC Consulate Office in New York and serving as a member of at least two PRC Talent Programs. Since 2013, Chen allegedly received approximately $29 million of foreign funding, including $19 million from the PRC’s Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).

It is further alleged that Chen’s efforts to promote the PRC’s scientific and economic development were partially detailed in a February 2016 email that Chen sent himself using his MIT e-mail account. The email read:

    1. promote chinese collaboration
    2. China places innovation (scientific) as key and core not fashion [sic], but because we must do it, from historic trend as well from our stage
    3. our economy is no. 2, but from technology (structure of economy) and human resources, we are far from no. 2
    4. we are paying big price in environment, not sustainable, as well as from labor cost
    5. environment protection and development in same place, environment even higher, clean energy if higher cost, reduce steel, cement. We must count on technology, cannot grow as past
    6. communist 18th convention, scientific innovation placed at core. We realize not just independent innovation; but also internationalize to plan for and facilitate. Closed door innovation does not work; innovation as driving force

From at least 2017 to 2019 when Chen was serving in several advisory roles for the PRC and PRC entities, Chen applied for and obtained a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant in order to fund a portion of his research at MIT. In doing so, it is alleged that Chen failed to disclose information about his ongoing affiliations with the PRC as required by DOE.

Good - these deep moles need to be rooted out and publicly disciplined. One wonders just how many of these cases will happen during the Xiden administration...  His legacy? Don't make me laugh.

And another long day begins

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Out the door for a dog walk, get some coffee and pick up some new books from the library.  Bank. Working at home today - weather is nice so working a bit on the drainage as well as the garage.

Out around 3PM to pick up a rental trailer - get something from the local thrift store (a large "gondola shelf" unit for the store) - doing a run to the farm sometime this weekend. Drop it off up there and pick up some more crap to take back home. The fun never stops...

More spew in two hours or so...

And that's it

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Some video.  Some sleep. Get up and do it again. Renting a trailer this weekend to move furniture from Bellingham down to the storage unit (these are all pieces I want to keep - sold the rest) as well as do a load or two from the farm. L is busy with her new schedule - we text a couple times/day and are planning to spend some quality time together soon but we are both working a lot.

No shit Sherlock - masks and complience

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Getting a bit of push-back are we?  From our local fish-wrap:

County ends talks about COVID-19 civil penalties
The Skagit County Board of Health canceled plans Thursday to consider civil penalties for violating county health orders, including those related to COVID-19, as the Public Health department shifts its focus to vaccinations.

Public Health Director Jennifer Johnson said at a meeting that her department's priorities have changed significantly since the idea of civil penalties was proposed Dec. 22.

She said she is concerned that creating a financial penalty — proposed as a $50 fine for first-time violators — would anger the public and reduce compliance with such health precautions as masking, social distancing and limiting occupancy in businesses.

Decision was not just a majority - it was unanimous:

All five members of the board agreed to no longer consider civil penalties. 

Good - they need to spend their time doing county-related business.  Not wasting their time with virtue signaling.

Study your history

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There is a lot of good stuff there - which is why the left is trying so hard to erase it.  This for example:

“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

And that's it for the night

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Did some good work today.  Happy with what I did.  Picked up a chicken for dinner, make some gravy and roast some veggies for a side. Also filled up the propane tank for the garage heater.  Been working on a diesel heater but have not installed it yet - need to put the exhaust pipe through the wall of the house.  Got the sheet metal on order for that.

Quick surf and then dinnertime.

Memes - four of them

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From Woodsterman:

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And I am outta here

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Walk the pups, coffee, deliver some groceries, work in the storage unit and then back home to clean house.  Full day.

More spew in a couple of hours...

Governor Cuomo at his finest. From FOX News:

New York health website deletes Cuomo's order linked to nursing home fatalities
New York officials have scrubbed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's March 25 order requiring nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients from the state health department website -- even as Cuomo's office insists that the order, which has been linked to thousands of nursing home deaths, remains in effect.

The web page that once contained the order now directs to a page indicating that the file is "not found." The archive indicates that the deletion occurred sometime after May 5, around the time that criticism over New York's nursing home fatalities intensified.

copy of the page saved by the Internet archive Wayback Machine, however, shows that Cuomo's order stated: "No resident shall be denied readmission or admission to the NH [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs [Nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission."

Heh - they can try to "memory hole" the order but the internet is forever.  Only problem is with the low-information votor - they will look for the website and not think to check the Archive. Therefore, it did not happen. This is how we got into this mess in the first place.

Sadly, so true

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From the web:

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Recovering from the storm

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Power was restored here about 3:00 AM - still about 10,000 households without in the local area. 1,150 in Western Washington (this is down from over 400K - great work!!!), Oregon is at 221 and BC Hydro at around 3,000.

Quite the storm.  The rain was forecast perfectly. The wind caught them by surprise.

Take a nice hot shower, a quick trot around the internet and get on with my day.

Just lost power

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The wind has been picking up a lot in the last two hours.  Power has been bumping but it went out for good a few moments ago.

Shutting down everything - time to batten down the hatches. Showing 39,779 outages for Snohomish, 284,693 for Puget Sound Electric, 25,749 in Oregon and over 60K for BC Hydro.

This is big and it is coming from the North - a concern with the ocean.  Got King Tides happening this morning and tomorrow.

Two highway alerts - WA State

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SR = State Route = major highway but not an interstate.

    • WSDOT ALERT: SR 14 - CLOSED in both directions at milepost 55.0 due to a debris slide – 7-miles east of Carson, WA
    • WSDOT ALERT: SR 4 - CLOSED in both directions between mileposts 13.0-13.7, due to flooding – 4-miles west of Grays River

These are both in the South of the state near the border with Oregon.  This is where the Atmospheric River was forecast to hit and hit it did. The Columbia River is not showing that much of an increase but its water flow is tightly regulated by the dams. Keeping an eye on this - not done yet...

Of course, Cliff has more:

Heavy Precipitation and the Mid-Winter Water Update for Our Region
As promised, a potent atmospheric river has hit our region, with very heavy precipitation on the upwind (windward) sides of regional terrain.

Let be begin by showing you a satellite-based view of total atmospheric moisture from late yesterday. Purple and red are the highest amounts. Satellites can sense water vapor content based on the emission of radiation by water vapor.

You can see the plume of moisture heading into us from the southwest. Amazingly, our moisture plume can be traced back thousands of miles to the western Pacific near the Philippines and Indonesia: the region of the warmest water on the planet, known as the warm pool.

Much more at the site.

The Streisand Effect - publishing

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Someone got lucky. From the New York Times:

With ‘I Hate Men,’ a French Feminist Touches a Nerve
If it hadn’t been for a man, Pauline Harmange’s literary debut, “I Hate Men,” might have gone unnoticed.

The feminist essay, which makes a case for shunning men as a legitimate defense mechanism against widespread misogyny, was initially published in French by the nonprofit press Monstrograph. It only printed 400 copies. On the day it was released last August, however, an employee of France’s ministry for gender equality, Ralph Zurmély, emailed Monstrograph from his government account.

The book was obviously, he wrote, “an ode to misandry.” Zurmély, who hadn’t read the book, likened it to “sex-based incitement to hatred,” and concluded: “I ask that you immediately withdraw this book from your catalog, subject to legal prosecution.”

The threat backfired. No sooner was it made public than “I Hate Men” became a cause célèbre in the French news media — and brought attention to misandry, the dislike or mistrust of men, as a social phenomenon. Since Monstrograph couldn’t keep up with demand, a major French publisher, Seuil, won a bidding war to reprint the book, which has sold 20,000 copies since. The translation rights for 17 languages have been sold. In the United States, HarperCollins will release “I Hate Men,” translated by Natasha Lehrer, on Jan. 19.

The Streisand Effect? From Infogalactic:

The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is an example of psychological reactance, wherein once people are aware something is being kept from them, their motivation to access the information is increased.

It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose 2003 attempt to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently drew further public attention to it. Similar attempts have been made, for example, in cease-and-desist letters to suppress numbers, files, and websites. Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity and media extensions such as videos and spoof songs, often being widely mirrored across the Internet or distributed on file-sharing networks.

Heh, yeah.  Best way to boost publication is to have it banned somewhere. I hope that she celebrates her fifteen minutes and invests the proceeds wisely.  It will be interesting to see how her second book sells.

An interesting list - firearms

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From Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man:

If you need a gun, time may be running out to buy one without problems
I've posted many times in these pages about firearms, security and self-defense. Fortunately, many of my readers already understand these issues, and others have come to do so through the discussions we've had here. Over the past year alone, I've helped more than 20 people upgrade existing firearms or buy them - sometimes multiple firearms. Over the more than two decades since I came to this country, I daresay I've helped over 500 people in that way, plus taught at least as many disabled and/or handicapped people to shoot defensively. I'm quietly pleased about that.

Peter references a list of bills that have been pre-filled in Congress.  They are sitting there on Madame Speaker's desk waiting for Xiden to be sworn in as pResident:

    • H.R. 130: To require the safe storage of firearms and ammunition, and to require the investigation of reports of improper storage of firearms or ammunition.
    • H.R. 135: To require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.
    • H.R. 121: To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.
    • H.R. 127: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
    • H.R. 125: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be transferred.
    • H.R. 167: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.
    • H.R. 30: To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking (which almost certainly means no more private, unrecorded firearms and/or ammunition sales from person to person).
I still regret that stupid boating accident of mine a few years ago when the damn thing caught a rogue wave and overturned. Why did I bring all my firearms with me on what was just going to be a three-hour cruise... Lucky to be alive.

Barbera Boxer's time as Senator (D-CA of course) was 24 years from 1993 to 2017 (a perfect case for term limits). Since retiring, she is now working for a consulting business.  From Just the News:

Ex-Democratic Sen. Boxer registers to lobby for Chinese firm blacklisted for surveillance of Muslims
Former California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer has registered as a foreign agent for an American subsidiary of a Chinese company blacklisted by the U.S. government for conducting surveillance of Muslim Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang province.

Boxer, who spent nearly 25 years in Congress before leaving the Senate in 2017, has joined Hikvision USA, The Daily Caller reported Tuesday.

The 80-year-old Boxer has registered to work through Mercury Public Affairs, a lobbying firm she joined early this year as a consultant.

Boxer's registration form, filed through the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, says she will be "providing strategic counsel" to Hikvision, which produces surveillance equipment for the Chinese government and Chinese military, the Daily Caller also reported.

In October 2019, the Commerce Department added 28 Chinese firms — including Hikvision — to a trade blacklist, saying they have abused Muslim minorities in China's northwestern Xinjiang region.

Question: Has she no decency? No shame?
Answer: Bro - you should have warned me.  I had wine snort out through my nostrils all over the keyboard.

One of the good things about censorship

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The primary good thing is that they have revealed themselves for what they are and for where their allegiances lie. They did this before Biden has been inaugurated - who knows what might happen.  Even if we do have to suffer through four years of communism, our Nation will come to its senses and recover in 2024.

The side effect of this is also wonderful - from America's Newspaper of Record - The Babylon Bee:

Conservative Mental Health Up 300% After They All Get Banned From Twitter
A recent report from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) revealed a huge spike in mental wellbeing among one segment of the American population—the tens of thousands of conservatives who were kicked off of Twitter last week. The report showed increases as high as 300% for those who are no longer engaging on the Orwellian social media platform.

“For years we knew Twitter wasn’t great for mental health, but we didn’t think it was this bad,” said NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon. “Some of these people are showing levels of good mental health that we’ve never even seen before.”

Users whose accounts were shut down only took a few days to experience the benefits of their newfound freedom.

“At first I was upset,” said Chet Bradman, one of many right-leaning Americans de-platformed by Twitter. “But after a few days, I realized how much better my life was. The sun was brighter, the birds’ songs were more beautiful. I just wish Twitter would have overstepped its reach and shown its true colors on free speech years ago.”

While the NIMH report is available to the public, Twitter, Google, and Facebook are doing their best to suppress the information in an attempt to keep users under their control and keep Americans in a toxic state of mental health.

And speaking of Orwellian - this has been making the rounds:

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Sadly true. 1984 was supposed to be a cautionary tale and not an instruction manual.

And back home again.

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Her schedule has been increased from two days/week (she just started there) to five. Nice dinner (we both like to cook) but back home as we both have early days tomorrow. Sweet lady.

And I am outta here.

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Run a few errands (Costco, food coop, etc...) and then meet up with L.

UPDATE Below:
From The Daily Caller:

PBS Fires Former Employee Following Project Veritas Video Exposing ‘Hateful Rhetoric’
PBS is distancing itself from a former employee featured in a Project Veritas video who appeared to defend violent attacks on the White House, proposed re-education for the children of President Donald Trump supporters, and praised the COVID-19 deaths of GOP voters.

And of course, a re-writing of the facts was done:

“This employee no longer works for PBS,” a PBS spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “As a mid-level staff attorney, he did not speak on behalf of our organization, nor did he make any editorial decisions.”

'Scuse me?  "mid-level staff attorney"  -  Michael Beller was not a mid-level staff attorney, he was Principal Council for PBS.  Talk about a Stalinist revision of history. Of course, Part Two is going to be released tomorrow.  Should be fun. Again, it is our tax dollars that pay for these people.  They need to have their budget cut by 30% and have their offices moved to Topeka, Kansas. That would be a good start.

UPDATE: Project Veritas released the video - this guy is a real piece of work. So full of himself:

Also, this putz is a perfect example of what will happen. He will be very publicly fired. Some business adjunct to PBS will quietly hire him in about a week or two at the same or slightly higher salary.  After about six months, he will reappear at PBS with a better job description and a much better salary and benefits package. They do this all the time.  They need a "fall guy" but they make sure that he is well compensated for his stupidity.  Accountability? Do not make me laugh.

Censorship - some push-back

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Alas, not in the United States. From The Epoch Times:

World Leaders Denounce Big Tech Censorship of President Donald Trump
Political elites worldwide have criticized big tech companies for banning President Donald Trump from their social media platforms.

At present, the president has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Reddit, and Instagram.

Germany:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Twitter’s ban on Trump “problematic,” and said that freedom of opinion is an essential right of “elementary significance”...

France:

Clement Beaune, the junior minister for European Union affairs, said he was “shocked” a private company made this kind of decision.

“This should be decided by citizens, not by a CEO,” he told Bloomberg TV on Monday. “There needs to be public regulation of big online platforms.”

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire also condemned the move and said that tech giants were part of a digital oligarchy that was a threat to democracy.

Also, the European People’s Party, Norway, Australia, Mexico (AMLO no less), Russia. Everywhere but Washington D. C.

This is funded with our taxpayer dollars. It is in the best of hands.
Some bullet points from its main lawyer (Principal Council) - from Project Veritas:

PBS Principal Counsel Lays Out Violent Radical Agenda; Says Americans Are ‘F*cking Dumb’ … ‘Go to White House & Throw Molotovs’ … ‘Put [Children] into Re-Education Camps…Watch PBS All Day’ … ‘COVID Spiking in Red States…[Red State Voters] Are Sick & Dying’

    • Michael Beller, PBS principal counsel: “We go for all the Republican voters and Homeland Security will take their children away…we’ll put them into the re-education camps.”
    • Beller: “Enlightenment camps. They’re nice, they have Sesame Street characters in the classrooms, and they watch PBS all day.”
    • Beller: “Americans are so f*cking dumb. You know, most people are dumb. It’s good to live in a place [Washington, D.C.] where people are educated and know stuff. Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or cities where everybody's just stupid?”
    • Beller: “What’s great is that COVID is spiking in all the red states right now. So that’s great…a lot of them [red state voters] are sick and dying.”

The 2:19 recording is at the Project Veritas website. We pay these people millions of our own tax dollars every year for this?

Needless to say, this being Project Veritas, Part Two is being released tomorrow morning.

An then picking up something - busy day today.

Meeting up with L later today.

'Ya got a good point there - Biden

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