Now We Know Why …

2023 February 5
by drdog09

… The Balloon Was Not Shot Down Till Later.

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

–Omar N. Bradley

Well we have the ethical infants down pat with our current administration.

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  1. 2023 February 5 6:57 am
    justrand permalink

    Trial run…and a VERY successful one at that

    Exposed the impotence and incompetence of every level of our current “leaders”, and (further) humiliated us.

    Easy score for the Reds.

  2. 2023 February 5 8:36 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Question posed and answered, ChatGPT —

    What is the lowest level, PPM, of CO2 before plants start to die?

    The lowest level of CO2 that plants can survive at is around 150-200 parts per million (ppm). However, plants will begin to suffer from stress and show stunted growth at levels below 400 ppm.

  3. 2023 February 5 9:22 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    2, from Climate.Nasa.Gov
    “Note how the map changes colors as the amount of CO2 rises from 365 parts per million (ppm) in 2002 to over 400 ppm currently”

  4. 2023 February 5 12:35 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    A good summary of “Excess Deaths” data so far.

    The Spike in Excess Death Across the World is Real

    This is no longer a conspiracy theory by anti-vaccine activists. Mainstream publications and news outlets such as BBC, MSN, CNN, Telegraph and The Guardian, which promoted vaccines (and benefited from large advertising budgets of vaccine manufacturers) are all sounding alarms about unprecedented and surprising spikes in excess death. CNN admits life expectancy has been cut by nearly 2.5 years since 2020 and most of it has happened in 2021 and 2022 (in the post-vaccine period, although CNN blamed COVID-19 for the excess death, even in the post-vaccine era).

  5. 2023 February 5 1:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  6. 2023 February 5 4:19 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Bar graph of political donations by crypto fraud FTX.

    Overall orgs like DNC and RNC come first but check out the individual donations on the Repub side: Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski lead the pack.
    And way more to Dems than GOP.

  7. 2023 February 6 5:02 am
    drdog09 permalink

    When the Dims have lost Hispanics…. — — A tad hard to connect as it is in the first person, but it if this is a trend it is a problem for Dims. Our K-12 system is a pump primer for the leftist agenda. Opt out of the system and there is a good chance of avoiding the blue pill hell of life.

  8. 2023 February 6 5:13 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Interesting factoids.

  9. 2023 February 6 5:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

    The best visual I have seen in quite a while to what the Fed/Treasury/Congress is doing to the economy —

  10. 2023 February 6 6:03 am
    drdog09 permalink

    No big deal right? Well envison some blue haired 400# transgender slob competing on a surf board

  11. 2023 February 6 7:06 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    They’ve got budget for that? When we’re at the debt limit?

    The Washington Times
    The National Security Agency is courting laid-off Big Tech workers as the spy agency undertakes one of its largest hiring surges in the past 30 years.

    How many are foreign nationals?

    Me: well, US citizens might have conflicted loyalties…

  12. 2023 February 6 11:14 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Gee Biden Sir, would it not have been easier to do this ON LAND? —

  13. 2023 February 6 11:22 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I have found my home defense solution — — take off the crank and put a 1/4hp washing machine motor on it.

    Observation: If that is legal, well not much difference between that and the GAU-8 on an A-10.

  14. 2023 February 6 5:22 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    They deserve what they get … in the end.
    Dutch kids encouraged to eat bugs. About 90 secs

  15. 2023 February 7 6:12 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Do they grow Klingon foreheads afterwards? —

  16. 2023 February 7 12:42 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    * Biden admin in trouble over Balloon. Makes claim Balloon also happened during Trump.
    * About a dozen Trump staff and Trump deny it happened.
    * Biden admin sticks to the narrative.

    * MTG calls their bluff and calls for hearings if DoD failed to report this to Trump —

    All in all well played by MTG.

  17. 2023 February 7 1:58 pm
    mpt permalink

    I’m seeing references to nuclear war popping up in various random places on the Internet. For instance, the Doomsday clock has now been moved to the closest its ever been to midnight. Zelenskyy has been advocating for a pre-emptive strike on Moscow. Are the geniuses that run the clown show actually starting to think a nuclear war with Russia or China is a winnable proposition?

  18. 2023 February 7 2:41 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Are the geniuses that run the clown show actually starting to think …”

    If they stole the election from Trump, if they purposely used Covid to implement a dictatorship, if the economy is in such poor shape they won’t be able to kick the can any further down the road … and if they are approaching a point where they can’t hide the truth anymore … then maybe.

    And, for example, if they think RU has a weak spot they might think they can take out RU. With perfect timing, China might not respond so there we would be– one enemy down and the other in frozen shock at what could happen to them at any moment.

    I still have to think nuclear war is a minority likelihood only.

  19. 2023 February 7 7:14 pm
    fight on permalink

    OK I tried to watch the STOU speech I have to bail after 2 minutes. We are F’ed

  20. 2023 February 7 7:18 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    My kid is watching it for extra credit for a class in school.
    Oi oi oi!
    I can’t escape. 🤨🤨🤨🤨

  21. 2023 February 7 8:03 pm
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

    70% of our CPI is now deflating when rent\housing is excluded.

    and in the case of rents itself that has been falling in real time for 4 months in a row

  22. 2023 February 8 2:20 am


    Much ado about nothing used for politics and priming by USGov.

  23. 2023 February 8 2:27 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Good advice.

    Be Careful of the Goals You Seek with Bad Data
    “… we are living in a world so awash in narratives supported by ‘data’ that it is a Herculean task to make any sense of what’s really going on.”

  24. 2023 February 8 4:13 am
    drdog09 permalink


    So Jim, riddle me this….. did Biden make it thru the whole speech without turning into a word salad and a pile of sh## in his diapers?

  25. 2023 February 8 5:36 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    24, Mostly got by
    I inserted ear buds and listened to a YouTube about Ukraine. I could sorta still hear Biden, seemed to me he
    1) talked fast
    2) slurred some words
    3) lots of stats so probably lots of lies
    4) mean spirited
    5) shouted
    Thats my impression. He didn’t obviously poop his pants. Biden didn’t obviously descend into word salad even with some words slurred.

  26. 2023 February 8 8:25 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Sounds like they gave him a 2 scoop cone to get him thru it then. 🙂

  27. 2023 February 8 10:03 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Today’s America
    About 20 sec

    I saw another, nearly identical, exchange from a Chicago elementary school classroom “grad” ceremony.

  28. 2023 February 8 6:24 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Who else remembers when Seymour Herschel was a tin foil conspiracy theorist?

  29. 2023 February 8 8:11 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Jesse Kelly@JesseKellyDC ·
    Between the China spy balloon and the Nord Stream news, I woke up in a cold sweat this morning asking myself, “Is our military gay enough to win WWIII?”

  30. 2023 February 9 1:12 am
    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

  31. 2023 February 9 6:26 am
    drdog09 permalink

    More of what we already knew — — FBI weaponization.

    Sure there is a narrative push. But I also suspect there is a move to grow case load for bureaucratic purposes to justify various entities getting promotions and more budget.

  32. 2023 February 9 6:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

    My 20yo V8 Dodge Ram might be greener than a Tesla Y — — Amazing how unGreen the Green Revolution is. From forcing 6yo to dig cobalt in Congo to windmills burning up, Enviros are hypocritical chumps.

  33. 2023 February 9 6:52 am
    justrand permalink

    The best thing about traveling with almost no internet is I miss things like PRP’s inane comment #30.

    Kato Kake won in 2022…and given an even somewhat level playing field will win in 2024.

  34. 2023 February 9 6:59 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Seen on the internet.

    ESG in action.

    The Rabbit Hole
    Privatized social credit in action. Corporations can not only punish you for your views but also your loved ones. Guilt by association is enough for sentencing.
    @Airbnb you owe this family, and the public, an explanation.

    Lauren Southern @Lauren_Southern
    My parents just got banned from AirBnB for being related to me.
    They have never booked anything for me. They do not represent me in any way. They aren’t publicly political in any way.
    How is this sane in any way @Airbnb

  35. 2023 February 9 7:11 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    JR, agree.
    I mean, if only Kari stood aside AZ could elect a Repub Senator like Jeff Flake or John McCain.
    See what we’re missing out on?

  36. 2023 February 9 4:23 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Dude you are a member of an extremist group — — FBI internal memo directed that the Catholic Church as ‘at risk of committing acts of extremist violence,’

  37. 2023 February 10 2:15 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Stand strong, bc.
    Even though you belong to the “trad cath’ ethnic group I won’t be afraid to be seen with you in public!

  38. 2023 February 10 5:22 am
    drdog09 permalink

    VA this is for you…

  39. 2023 February 10 9:26 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Convention of States….

  40. 2023 February 10 10:18 am
    drdog09 permalink

    2014 material but worth a review as this is the lever being used to lay the ground work for the CBDC —

  41. 2023 February 10 10:48 am
    drdog09 permalink

  42. 2023 February 10 10:51 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Joggers will jog.

  43. 2023 February 10 11:22 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Snopes says the doll was patented before the daughter died but it is a poignant story.
    Gruelle came up with the idea for Raggedy Ann when his daughter Marcella found an old faceless doll in the attic which had belonged to her Aunt. Gruelle painted a face on the doll and named her Raggedy Ann. In 1917, aged only 14, Marcella died from diphtheria following exposure to a contaminated vaccination needle. After his daughter’s death, friends described Gruelle as “possessed, with a heavy countenance, and … with the only thing he would bear to have near him as a reminder of Marcella a rag doll.” In his daughter’s memory, Gruelle created a series of Raggedy Ann adventures which he set in Marcella’s nursery and published in 1918 under the title Raggedy Ann Stories. The stories received a positive reception which led Gruelle to continue writing adventures for the doll, adding a brother Raggedy Andy in 1920.

  44. 2023 February 10 11:55 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Chik Fil A reportedly testing cauliflower sandwiches in 3 markets.

  45. 2023 February 11 7:25 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Didn’t like the last meme…. How about….

  46. 2023 February 11 8:06 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Here is a minor example of what SHTF will look like when the EBT cards are shut off —

  47. 2023 February 11 11:39 pm
    mpt permalink

    Below is a picture of China’s latest secret weapon.

    They may not look like much, but with an air-to-air AIM-9X Sidewinder costing $472,000 a pop and the idiots we have running the show in D.C., they are very cost-effective.

  48. 2023 February 12 12:07 am
    mpt permalink

    The object shot down over Canada today appeared to be a “small metallic balloon with a tethered payload”, according to U.S. officials familiar with the situation – WSJ

    In other news…

    University of Alaska meteorology students are heartbroken for a third time as a weather balloon fails shortly after launch for an unknown reason. Undeterred, they promise to try again this coming week.

  49. 2023 February 12 4:37 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Ha! With the crew we have in the WH anything is possible.

  50. 2023 February 12 6:49 am
    drdog09 permalink

    This is probably how the education system gets ‘fixed’ — — Parents go home school or private school.

    But I have a question and a possible answer. Most school systems are funded by long term bonds. So if a school system drops to 50% or less of student attendance what happens with the debt? At some point the taxpayers are going to say ‘what the hell?’. I would offer that at that point many may in fact move to avoid the insane taxation.

    The solution me thinks? Both the buildings and the associated bonds need to be assumable so that a private party may take over the facilities. As the take over occurs the tax burden must be reduced in kind.

  51. 2023 February 12 7:30 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    With so many choosing not to marry, not to have kids I wonder if “providing public schools” will fall off the list.
    Perhaps it’s no longer a shared community value?

  52. 2023 February 12 1:00 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    The Left have lost it — — Bus wildlife to urban cores. For diversity.

  53. 2023 February 12 3:12 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Jeez, drdog.
    White neighborhoods: raccoons, squirrels, coyotes.
    BIPOC ‘hoods: rats, pigeons

  54. 2023 February 12 3:16 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’m sure KH will let us know if something important starts …

    J.E. Dyer
    This is one for which Russia would be at the top of my list.

    IntelWalrus @IntelWalrus
    Interesting ACARS message sent to this NATO-associated SAC (Strategic Airlift Capability) C-17.
    Assuming this refers to NATO’s ‘NATO Restricted Network’ which is a highly secure network used for exchanging internal classified data.

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