Now That’s What I Am Talking About!

2021 March 20
by drdog09

Suck it you Greenie Weenies.

Sad it has take us Billions of Dollars and 50 years to surpass what Werner VonBraun developed with slide rules. A long time coming.

Strap those suckers to a booster and Lets GO!

139 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 March 20 5:55 am
    justrand permalink

    Musk reminds me of the billionaire in Heinlein’s ‘The Man Who Sold the Moon’

    The government, Left and most of the media hate him because he gets things done…and routinely thumbs his nose at them. I am sure I disagree with Musk on most political issues…but he GETS THINGS DONE!

  2. 2021 March 20 5:57 am
    justrand permalink

    Watched Tucker Carlson on Friday, and he did a whole segment on what the Chinese call “white liberals” who are “woke”: “Baizuo.”

    it is a purely derogatory term…and well deserved

  3. 2021 March 20 6:12 am
    justrand permalink


    We are essentially THERE. Yesterday Michigan restaurant owner Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, someone who escaped Communism and dictatorship to start a business in America, was arrested in PITCH BLACK DARKNESS) Friday morning. Her “crime” , she operated her business during the coronavirus pandemic, in defiance of the mad BITCH “Governor” Whitmer of Michigan.

  4. 2021 March 20 6:44 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    3, well at least it was $0 bail, right?
    Like for rapists and murderers?

  5. 2021 March 20 7:38 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Without warning, hackers drained every dollar of cash, stock, or bitcoin out of accounts linked to Cash App, Square’s (SQ)’s popular payments platform, six of its customers told Yahoo Finance.

    Isn’t Square run by the Twitter guy?

  6. 2021 March 20 7:49 am
    drdog09 permalink

    For PRP……

  7. 2021 March 20 8:27 am

    8 – haha … TRRRRUUUU

  8. 2021 March 20 8:28 am
    mpt permalink

    Notice those engines are the RS-25 and also known as the Space Shuttle Main Engines. They are were designed in the early-70s. In addition to using a handful of engines that actually flew previously on the Space Shuttles, NASA recently ordered 18 more RS-25 engines from Aerojet Rocketdyne for $1.8 Billion – or about $100 million for each engine. Now get this, while these engines are without a doubt very fine and reliable engines and a marvel of their day, four of these engines will now be discarded into the ocean after each SLS flight.

    Yes, the geniuses at NASA have taken a 50-year-old engine that are VERY expensive because they were designed for specifically for reuse, will now be tossed away as garbage. This is the very opposite of progress, but we are supposed to clap in wonder at this wonderful achievement. This has to bring tears to the eyes of the original creators of these engines.

    BTW, the SpaceX Raptor which will be used on Starship, a full-flow staged combustion, methane-fueled rocket engine, is the most advanced and efficient engine ever flown. The cost of each engine is thought to be about $1 million and will likely be much cheaper over time as they are put into mass production. While each individual Raptor is smaller and doesn’t produce as much thrust as an RS-25, they a magnitude less in cost than anything else produced.

  9. 2021 March 20 8:55 am
    justrand permalink

    sorry to go over this again…but this has my blood boiling

    She was taken from her home, in the DARK, by the Gestapo Michigan police. They put ANKLE CHAINS on her, AND handcuffed her. This is a woman in her mid-fifties. Yet they restrained her as though she was the leader of alQueda (whom they would treat MUCH better, btw).

    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel defended the arrest saying Pavlos-Hackney was putting the public at risk.:

    I can’t understand how or why this is controversial

    Read that again. The head of the Michigan SS, Heinrich Himmler Dana Nessel, says shackling a middle-aged woman as though she was a threat to the heavily armed GOONS they sent to arrest her…in the DARK…was not “controversial”.

    To be fair to Reichsführer Nessel, by 1937 in Germany it wasn’t “controversial” to jam Jews into cattle cars and haul them off to Concentration Camps either.

    It is way past time for Americans to ask themselves if they will shuffle (in ankle chains) quietly into the cattle car when they come for them. This lady came to America because she believed it was “the land of the free”. It WAS…it’s NOT anymore.

  10. 2021 March 20 8:56 am

    Kinda says it all.
    Would like to see some comparison graph of economic damage by ‘worlds’ reactions (wildly stupid in the case of covid at least) to each.

  11. 2021 March 20 9:00 am

    “I can’t understand how or why this is controversial”

    I will say the same when and if someone executes Dana Nessel.

    “Yes, the geniuses at NASA have taken a 50-year-old engine that are VERY expensive because they were designed for specifically for reuse, will now be tossed away as garbage. This is the very opposite of progress, but we are supposed to clap in wonder at this wonderful achievement. This has to bring tears to the eyes of the original creators of these engines.”

    BINGO! The waste is amazing, but not surprising at this point.

  12. 2021 March 20 9:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

    mpt, 10,

    All spot on. But that’s why I owned a GTO in my youth. I just wanted the G force to suck me back in my seat and get from one light to another as fast as I could. Pink slips are riding on the outcome. 🙂 Nothing like raw power to light my fire.

    But you do have a good point about reuse. Which I wonder if the engines could be mounted as a package including heat shield and chutes so they could be reused? At apogee detach from the tank and bring it home. Leave the tanks in low orbit as was envisioned with the Shuttle tanks. Even SpaceX with their Raptor have to go thru a refit stage before each reuse.

  13. 2021 March 20 9:50 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I should have added…

    2030’s someone running a 3d print farm.

    You know these guys are running printer hotends @400deg and heat beds @220deg for nylon filaments. 5-6 of those and you can have a significant electric bill.

  14. 2021 March 20 9:54 am
    drdog09 permalink


    What I find somewhat concerning beyond the sheer audacity of the politicians on the matter is the total silence of whether we as a species should even be playing with fire with viral strains, small pox and other assorted bio-forms. Its so quiet on that question its not even crickets.

  15. 2021 March 20 10:00 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Kentucky trying to become crypto mining hub w two new bills.

  16. 2021 March 20 10:15 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I think the main thing that has changed is our hospital systems are designed to run near 100% capacity even without a pandemic.

    Sure they can shut down surgeries, ban visitors and move a bit of staff to try to help but there is such profound INELASTICITY to the system that when and if it becomes overwhelmed, it forces the governors into a series of ever harsher lockdowns.

  17. 2021 March 20 10:17 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    They can shut the catheterization lab down as well to pull staff for covid as well. Having a heart attack? Toooooo bad those staff are working covid floors.

    Etc etc.

  18. 2021 March 20 10:24 am
    mpt permalink

    Which I wonder if the engines could be mounted as a package including heat shield and chutes so they could be reused?

    ULA is looking to eventually do this with their new Vulcan rocket to reuse the BE-4 rocket engines being built by Blue Origin. Probably will take years to develop. However, it is a good sign that SpaceX is forcing the rest of the industry to finally start innovating.

  19. 2021 March 20 10:38 am

    16. Yeah nobody wants to touch that one.


    Another weekend another Cuomo “accuser”, this time an unspecified current aides claims “telling The New York Times that Mr. Cuomo would ogle her body, remark on her looks, and make suggestive comments to her and another executive aide.”

    I’d really like to know what the alleged remarks were, because something I used to say fairly often in an office environment to females was like “you look especially nice today, that xyz looks great on you”, and very occasionally I’d get similar compliments. Harmless shit meant as passing compliments not a come-on. It would not surprise me in the least if “today” that could be twisted into “suggestive” remarks about looks by the indoctrinated woke jackasses. As always…it should go without saying.. but .. fuck Cuomo regardless.

  20. 2021 March 20 10:39 am
    justrand permalink

    Drdog & MPT, when the first space-shuttles were launched someone (can’t remember who) asked NASA to place small rockets on the outside of the giant external fuel-tank (they said they would pay for rockets). These rockets boost the giant tank into a stable enough orbit that they could capture it, clean it out, and have a massive air-tight space!

    Each tank comprised about 70,000 cubit feet of space that could be re-captured and re-used. For reference, the ISS currently has only 33,000 cubic feet of space.

    NASA turned down all requests to re-use them.

    Here’s a thread on it that has some interesting back and forth. The world COULD have a massive city in orbit. Imagine 6 of these arranged with one in the center as a hub, the others linked by “spokes” and rotating to provide artificial gravity. The massive cost of getting each tank ALMOST to orbit had already been borne. NASA, as usual, refused to even think about it.

  21. 2021 March 20 10:49 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  22. 2021 March 20 10:54 am

    “I mean, we gave them an opportunity to dress down the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor in front of the international press. What a disaster.”

    Fleitz proposed a solution to avoid another “disaster” like this again: find a new Secretary of State who has “gravitas.”

    “I think the president needs a new Secretary of State – someone with gravitas. Maybe (Sen.) Chris Coons, maybe (former Sen.) Joe Lieberman – someone who is a liberal and a Democrat, but has gravitas and is knowledgeable – not just a staff aide or an Obama retread. Someone with deep thoughts,” he said. “There’s just no one like that in this administration.”

    How am I supposed to take this Fred Fleitz character seriously when he seems to think Chris Coons is someone of gravitas? Lieberman I guess I understand, but Coons, WTF?

  23. 2021 March 20 10:55 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I think it’s funny that Elon keeps insisting that he is going to colonize Mars despite how absurd the whole thing is even saying that he won’t take spaceX public bc he wants to use all the profits for MARS stuff worrying that public investors might ruin his plan seeking profits. but then again who knows.

  24. 2021 March 20 10:57 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Biden* will ruin NASA

  25. 2021 March 20 11:07 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Seems like Desantis might end up being the nominee in 2024…one would think

  26. 2021 March 20 11:12 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    “There is a chance that macroeconomic stimulus on a scale closer to World War II levels will set off inflationary pressures of a kind not seen in a generation. I worry that containing an inflationary outbreak without triggering a recession could be even more difficult now than in the past.”

    -larry summers on Bidenomics

  27. 2021 March 20 11:13 am
    justrand permalink

    prp, I wouldn’t bet against Musk. 🙂

  28. 2021 March 20 11:14 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    For the record I think q1 and q2 is inflationary, but late q2 and even q3 are to be determined. I definitely think things slow at that point. Strong argument for transitory growth and inflation, but you never know….

  29. 2021 March 20 11:19 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The moment Elon releases a tesla roadster from the Falcon 9 to orbit the sun and play david bowie music in outer space

  30. 2021 March 20 11:23 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The roadster will return for an earth flyby in 2047

  31. 2021 March 20 11:41 am
    gnqanq permalink

    KH – I’d really like to know what the alleged remarks were, because something I used to say fairly often in an office environment to females was like “you look especially nice today, that xyz looks great on you”, and very occasionally I’d get similar compliments. Harmless shit meant as passing compliments not a come-on.

    I stop saying that back in the mid 90’s, knew where it was going. Unless I had/have a very good relation with the person I keep everything professional. If they are off their meds or just want to destroy someone they can make you have a very bad day for an innocent comment.

    I just telling EVERYONE, “have a good day”.

  32. 2021 March 20 11:44 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  33. 2021 March 20 11:45 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    He told one of them that he wanted to mount her like a dog

  34. 2021 March 20 11:51 am
    Eph permalink

    24 KH

    1. LMAO!
    2. Does it really matter?
    3. Does anyone actually care???

  35. 2021 March 20 11:53 am
    Eph permalink


    No chance that Hussein agrees to Lieberman.

    Non starter

  36. 2021 March 20 11:55 am
    Eph permalink

    27 PRP

    He better be ready for the cheat come ’22

    Dont be like Trump 2020

  37. 2021 March 20 11:59 am

    33 – It was never to randoms, just to people I worked with on the regular day-in day out, but yes post 2005’ish though I started to trickell off giving compliments because it was clear even if they didn’t take it any sort of negative way it was too easy for it to say…be used against me for internal corp politics. That said most of the people I worked with closely wouldn’t do that sort of shit (at least not with tell you to stop something at least once to your face instead of running behind your back from jumpstreet) and the relatively small companies I was working for then and after I knew the HR folks and the vibe and for the most part they were the type of people that would sniff though bullish complaints without over reacting.

    34 – of course they did! 😉

    btw just some of all the other side effects not even economic…

  38. 2021 March 20 12:02 pm


    35 – If true…LMAO…oof.
    37 – Well of course not, nor would I recommend him, but I just found it hilarious.
    38 – Everyone better, given how 2020 went they have ZERO reason to not double down, and to do so in even more places.

  39. 2021 March 20 12:06 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I think this election had a lot more to do with Pelosi blocking the planned and needed August stimmy check push.

    All one needs at this point to cause chaos is control of one house to push austerity in the stimmy check economy and everything goes to hell.

  40. 2021 March 20 12:17 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I think may by April-May, Biden will be planning his next stimmy

  41. 2021 March 20 12:29 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Dems 1.7 trillion dollar infrastructure bill is actually a stimmy bill designed to go in over 4 years in case the the GOP takes the house they will still have something in the tank for the Harris election.

    but I doubt that would be enough

  42. 2021 March 20 12:32 pm

    Spending ourselves into prosperity sounds like they are listening to that little midget prick paul krugman whose feet dangle when he sits on the crapper.

  43. 2021 March 20 12:45 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Nessel defended the arrest saying Pavlos-Hackney was putting the public at risk”

    I mean, I know that it’s all rhetorical but did she force people at gunpoint to enter her restaurant?
    Did she forcibly remove their masks?

    I guess they’re saying that IF someone got infected at her place and IF they wandered around outside then someone MIGHT get infected from them.
    But you know, anyone you come across outside your house (or inside too, for that matter) might be infected. It’s a known situation.

  44. 2021 March 20 12:51 pm
    Eph permalink

    42 PRP,

    So I hear.

    This time reoccurring monthly checks.

    No jobs still…

  45. 2021 March 20 1:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    PRP, Hunter’s laptop accidentally destroyed by FBI is fake news but fun to read!
    Get your guffaws ready–

    “We had the laptop in the ‘Bigfoot Department’, which is where we keep all the stuff we know is absolute bullshit, but pretend to look at anyway. A tourist group was coming through the outer hallway, and was erroneously led into the room with ‘Mr. Biden’s’ computer. The group included both actors Micheal J. Fox and Kelsey Grammar, who suddenly suffered attacks of their unfortunate medical conditions simultaneously.

    Mr Fox smashed the device off a table and repeatedly struck it, causing it to shatter, while Mr. Grammar’s irritable bowel syndrome afforded him to explosively defecate for over ten minutes on the pieces. It is completely unrecoverable.

    Oh well, these things happen.”

  46. 2021 March 20 1:08 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    KH, 24,

    If those smug little bastards in the WH had any brains (who am I kidding?), they would designate a special envoy for Far East Relations. Next meeting with the Chins…..

    “… Then Trump walked in with a brief and you could hear the Yuan drop.”

    This country is toast if we don’t get the mad dogs in the ring. Party affiliation means nothing right now.

  47. 2021 March 20 1:23 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The world and US went bankrupt in the 80’s. The Fed ran out of space to lower interest rates so now we live in the stimmy check economy.

    No stimmy’s and the economy collapses.

  48. 2021 March 20 1:29 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Jpow is talking a tough talk…until something blows up again that is.

    The financial economy is now more than 6 times larger than the real economy. They can never allow asset deflation.

    On top of that during the past years run up, bonds and stocks have both been going up unlike prior runs….meaning when things go down they will go down together.

    Bonds are supposed to be a cushion that allows deleveraging. Stocks down….but bonds up. So in a 10% drawdown…stocks down 30% and bonds up 10%

    But if stocks are down 30% and bonds are down 30% that’s no longer a 10% drawdown.

    Fed will have no choice but to continue melt up at the first sign of trouble

  49. 2021 March 20 1:45 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Point is that the economy is so fragile, that during the smallest problem the only choice is to “panic” again and do what it takes.

    Things that lack volatility always becoming increasingly fragile. aka forest fires in California. They prevent forest fires for decades until the undergrowth is so thick that they are all living in a nightmare situation that when it blows it goes big.

    vs….something like like bitcoin that gets its anti-fragile nature from its volatility.

  50. 2021 March 20 1:56 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “something like like bitcoin that gets its anti-fragile nature from its volatility”
    Max Keiser makes that point.
    Bitcoin: volatile as all get out but resilient.
    Fiat: stable as a rock but guaranteed to lose value.

  51. 2021 March 20 2:01 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Ya I’ve always bought into the concept that you can’t suppress volatility entirely only you can push it to a later bigger date. I’ve also considered the idea of perhaps you may even be able to push the volatility into other areas like political risk and political anger. Like if vol is suppressed ongoing it has to find outlets. Like water flowing trying to find an outlet

  52. 2021 March 20 2:20 pm

    These Machiavellian ditchcarp of the demonkrat milieu,
    They went a bridge too far in trying to give us the screw,
    Their best laid plans have been rendered asunder,
    It will now be our turn to plow them under,
    Who knew they were capable of such political seppuku

  53. 2021 March 20 2:32 pm
    justrand permalink

    excellent, IP.

    I hope your aim is as good as your poetry!! 🙂

  54. 2021 March 20 3:12 pm
    Eph permalink

    Mr. Catholic, Rick Pitino, out in the first round.

  55. 2021 March 20 3:13 pm
    Eph permalink


    That’s nothing.

    Wait until he starts comparing the Nips to the Chinks.

  56. 2021 March 20 4:10 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    When good people don’t vote, bad people get elected. In the 2018 mid-term good Michiganders stayed home and three of the worst women in the US were elected to top state posts – Whitmer as governor, Nessel as attorney general and Jocelyn Benson , who has turned Michigan into Illinois East, as secretary of state.

  57. 2021 March 20 4:17 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #26

    Biden* will ruin NASA

    Why not keep a listing of things Biden won’t ruin? It will be much shorter.

  58. 2021 March 20 4:36 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #46 –

    There are rumors Pitino may be headed to Indiana. IU fired Archie Miller Monday as he was unable to duplicate his Dayton success in Bloomington.

    The Hoosiers have sucked since they sh!t-canned Bobby Knight for throwing chairs.

    Pitino’s kid got fired by Minnesota earlier this month.

  59. 2021 March 20 5:07 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    With ‘assistance’ like this no wonder the Dims win so easily — — At least the local GOP is reacting, sadly too late.

  60. 2021 March 20 5:24 pm
    mpt permalink

    I think may by April-May, Biden will be planning his next stimmy

    If he makes it that far. When he fell the other day on stairs to Air Force One I swear I could hear Harris mumble off-camera, “Fall the other way you dope.”

  61. 2021 March 20 5:28 pm
    mpt permalink

    No chance that Hussein agrees to Lieberman.

    As if Lieberman has gravitas. Remember when he was pushed aside by an activist at his own rally and stood mutely while she lectured him and the crowd.

  62. 2021 March 20 5:39 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    59, you’re right. I bow before your wisdom 🙂

    Y’know when Biden* fell, I have to say that it seemed to spur him on, and he recovered pretty quickly. Dusting off his knees was a good touch

  63. 2021 March 20 5:48 pm
    Eph permalink

    60 BC

    After today I doubt Mr Catholic goes anywhere.

  64. 2021 March 21 5:29 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  65. 2021 March 21 6:38 am
    justrand permalink

    Interesting article, but the author is wrong about one point. His three “internal factors” are correct, but he is wrong that there must be a “fourth condition” to cause a rebellion. Maybe to WIN a rebellion…perhaps. But you only need the first three to “cause” one.

    Trump still might be the leader. We have a “population of followers” (though they are not all motivated). And the defining moment is yet to come…though I expect the “Biden” Regime to create that before too long.

    from the article===>There must be a leader, a population of followers, and a defining moment. These are the three internal factors. There must also be an external factor. In the American Revolution, that was the king of France, whose navy tipped the scales at Yorktown, where the British finally surrendered.

  66. 2021 March 21 7:48 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yeah. Right.
    How weird is this?

    A former federal prosecutor, Glenn Kirschner, has launched a campaign to force “every business in America” to take a pledge that states, in part, that “The 2020 presidential election was free and fair, and produced accurate, reliable results.”

    Any American business refusing to take this pledge, regardless of their own personal beliefs, will presumably be subjected to the cancel mob. …

    The pledge includes a declaration of “valuing, affirming and supporting democracy,” and of affirming “that the election of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris was free, fair and legitimate.”

  67. 2021 March 21 8:14 am
    drdog09 permalink


    “vs….something like like bitcoin that gets its anti-fragile nature from its volatility.”

    Humbly disagree. BTC is as fragile as any other fiat since for it to function there must be confidence between buyer and seller that it has a value of X. The fragility of BTC is inherent as it is in all other fiat, based on perception. All that BTC has done is removed a point of possible debasement.

    Good investment? Right now yes.

  68. 2021 March 21 8:32 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Hmmmm. I dunno. I don’t remember anyone telling Colonel Parker to assemble his men on Lexington Green that day when informed the British were coming. But there they stood. Nor did the Battle of Parker’s Revenge include any of the 3 points the author provides. And yet there the British bodies lay that day.

    Personally I believe that all that is necessary for revolution is that the human condition reach a critical mass of intrusion and restrictions that for most of the population they have reached the mindset of ‘Oh F No!’ Then someone acts on that belief and the dam breaks. The CoVid restrictions are such a condition waiting for the right event. ie

  69. 2021 March 21 8:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    ‘The pledge includes a declaration of “valuing, affirming and supporting democracy,” and of affirming “that the election of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris was free, fair and legitimate.”’

    False on its face. Elections are never free, they cost real money to run but also participate in. Fair? Well the loser in our winner take all process never think it is fair regardless of party affiliation. Legitimate? Well for this past election the backstory is putting that in doubt in some areas.

  70. 2021 March 21 8:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Baizou Biden* has a certain ring to don’t ya think?

  71. 2021 March 21 8:53 am
    drdog09 permalink

  72. 2021 March 21 8:58 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    71, if I owned a business and was asked to sign such a petition, I’d sign it “Winston Smith” and add a trailer: “We are at war with EastAsia. We’ve ALWAYS been at war with EastAsia.”

  73. 2021 March 21 9:02 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    How the media covers Democrats, using basketball as a metaphor.
    About 10 secs.

  74. 2021 March 21 9:04 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Shorter 70: “Have tinder. Need spark.”

  75. 2021 March 21 9:06 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Rep Lauren Boeburt:
    “ICE is spending $86 million on hotel rooms to house illegal immigrants surging across the border.
    Meanwhile, you can go to any city in America and see hundreds of homeless people sleeping on the street.
    This policy is a disgrace.”

    To be fair, hoovering up all hotel rooms to house American homeless is not my idea of a plan.

  76. 2021 March 21 9:15 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “That moment when” Kamala realizes she is about to become POTUS.
    20 seconds
    I like how the video accidentally coordinates Biden*’s hand wave with Kamala’s dismissive wave.

  77. 2021 March 21 9:22 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Boebert (or her staff) is on a roll—
    Lauren Boebert
    Yesterday, I put all my guns upstairs.

    Biden can never get to them now!

  78. 2021 March 21 9:28 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “bitcoin that gets its anti-fragile nature from its volatility.”

    “Humbly disagree. BTC is as fragile as any other fiat since for it to function there must be confidence between buyer and seller”

    Sure, but that’s true of gold and basically everything except maybe barter.
    Fiat is based on willing or unwilling “confidence” in government.
    Gov’t is not part of the equation for Bitcoin. There’s a tech layer (block chain) and very strong incentives which secure confidence in Bitcoin. If you’re waiting for a government endorsement before you buy crypto you’re missing the point. That doesn’t make crypto a good investment necessarily but the removal of gov’t from the equation is a pretty big deal.

  79. 2021 March 21 9:33 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Comparing ads from Chinese military and US military.
    To be fair, China crushed India in a short engagement in the 60s whereas it failed embarrassingly in the recent scuffle.
    But the article is correct in saying there is world’s-view of difference in the ads.
    ANALYSIS: Watch These Chinese Military Ads, Then These American Military Ads. Which Country Wins Wars?
    The U.S. Defense Department (DOD) has spent a good part of March attacking Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson for criticizing them for focusing too heavily on diversity. Comparing U.S. military ads to China’s proves his point.

  80. 2021 March 21 9:46 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I love brevity. Kudos.


    I will concede to some of your observations. But I would offer that gold does not need govt either. Just count the number of govts that have disappeared over 6000 years yet gold still stands. I would go so far as to flip the equation; govt needs gold, gold does not need govt.

  81. 2021 March 21 10:57 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I don’t own any electronic gold at the moment, but my annoyance with gold is more with the people who advocate buying it.

    Gold has NEVER moved with inflation.

    It moves with real rates. Everyone could easily see the bear market develop in early sept\late august that was going to be trending such for an ongoing period of time.

    I had to use Peter Schiff as an example because I like him in a lot of ways but how does he not see this basic stuff coming.

  82. 2021 March 21 11:54 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #68-

    That’s one of the biggest problems today – the federal government is controlled by extreme left career bureaucrats, like Glenn Kirschner.

  83. 2021 March 21 11:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #82 –

    The US Military is now more of a force for social change than fighting wars, to the point where the Marines have become indistinguishable from the Air Force.

  84. 2021 March 21 12:03 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “the Marines have become indistinguishable from the Air Force”

    Whoa. Brutal. 🙂

  85. 2021 March 21 12:04 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Gold has NEVER moved with inflation. It moves with real rates.”

    I literally learned that this year while listening to Lyn Alden and other bitcoiners.
    Obvious in retrospect.

  86. 2021 March 21 12:24 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    For us non-North-Carolinians, an intro to the state’s Lt Gov.
    Embedded in the article is 4 min speech by a common citizen who then got elected as Lt Gov of NC despite huge counter-donations by Soros/Bloomberg types.
    It’s extemporaneous yet impressively well delivered.
    I imagine that he’s not necessarily an effective politician or swamp-fighter but things need to be taken step by step. … -governor/
    As one of ten children growing up in extreme poverty in Greensboro, NC, Mark Robinson has defied a lot of odds in life: an alcoholic and abusive father, foster-care stints, and an overwhelmed single mother.

    After joining the Army Reserves right out of high school, he married and had two children while drifting through various jobs making furniture, a profession that kept evaporating as each plant he worked for relocated to Mexico.

    In 2018, he attended Greensboro’s city council meeting to voice his frustration over the town’s decision to ban a local gun show, and found himself giving an off-the-cuff yet deeply impassioned speech. Despite not owning a gun at the time, Robinson argued for four minutes in defense of the Second Amendment and ended up garnering national attention. This year, with few resources and no electoral experience, Robinson became the first black lieutenant governor-elect of North Carolina.

  87. 2021 March 21 12:26 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #87 –

    Sad but true. Today’s Marine Corps is as woke as the Air Force. Mullet and I were ahead of the curve.

  88. 2021 March 21 1:41 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    rhodium be like what about me as it hits 27g’s an ounce

  89. 2021 March 21 2:40 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    JR & DrDog – for a revolution to happen – look no further than the Arab Spring. One street peddler was distraught about inflation (could not earn a living) that he set himself on fire. It created such an uproar among the population they revolted. Look at the French & Russian Revolutions where the masses had enough.

    I believe leadership will come at some point as, individuals realize they have an opportunity to flip the table and grab power (not always good). And why the American Revolution was so unique (that we had God fearing and inspired men to lead the way).

  90. 2021 March 21 3:12 pm

    48 – “This country is toast if we don’t get the mad dogs in the ring. Party affiliation means nothing right now”

    Nailed it in the first 4 words. 🙂

  91. 2021 March 21 3:19 pm
    Eph permalink

    94. KH

    That was awesome


  92. 2021 March 21 3:21 pm
    Eph permalink

    92 PRP

    Any Rhodium stocks out there???

  93. 2021 March 21 3:22 pm
    Eph permalink

    91 BC

    100% expected this bullshit from the Navy and AF but never the Army or Marines.

  94. 2021 March 21 3:23 pm

    78 – I’m waiting for the “got kicked out of my apt because I couldn’t pay all the deferred rent… then couldn’t even find a cheap hotel cause I was outbid by the government buying them up for illegals.” stories in a few weeks.

  95. 2021 March 21 3:24 pm
    Eph permalink

    98 KH

    Stay tuned for Welfare check #4 to fix that

  96. 2021 March 21 3:33 pm
    Eph permalink

    C Note

    Sorry, couldnt resist.

  97. 2021 March 21 3:35 pm

    re: 73 –
    “But some of our younger members are confused about this”…

    Ie not completely brainwashed or battered enough by years of internal politics frustrations enough yet to just go with the flow without asking obvious questions.

    You can bet those asking too many questions are getting assigned for more re-education, or flagged to be dumped from the ranks asap.

  98. 2021 March 21 3:36 pm

    99 – and 5, and 6… It’ll never be enough. 😉

  99. 2021 March 21 3:46 pm
    justrand permalink

    gnqanq, when (not “if”) CW2 starts, it will be (as before) the Democrats who start it.

    They may do so unwittingly…through oppression and suppression (in the name of some “Social Justice” or “crisis”). Or their allies (AntifFa. BLM, etc) may do so through some horrific action that the media tries to blame on Patriots.

    But the REACTION of Patriots will be what the Biden* Regime uses as the excuse to go full Fascist…and then people will need to quickly pick a side, as there will be NO room in the middle.

  100. 2021 March 21 3:51 pm

    If accurate (kind of a big if), I sure as hell wouldn’t give lots of advanced notice about it prior to it being really “ready” on all fronts. I only put that in quotes because no matter how ready anyone is on launch day if you have as dedicated enemies as these parties mentioned do there is bound to major assaults on the service from the jump.

  101. 2021 March 21 4:00 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink


    Unfortunately no as I’ve wanted to buy it last year. Europe has a rhodium etf. No access for Americans.

    You can only buy its downtrodden cousin palladium.

  102. 2021 March 21 4:02 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    There are give metals on the periodic table: gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rodium.

    Platinum only became valuable in the last 100-200 years because it has a melting temp like 2000 degrees so even though people used to know of it, there was nothing they could do with it until recent times.

    Then we found the last two palladium and rodium. Both look a lot like silver.

  103. 2021 March 21 4:05 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    JR – about how I expect it to happen. Some event with unintended circumstances. As you listen to the Left – it ALWAYS someone else’s fault – NEVER their own.

  104. 2021 March 21 4:05 pm

    Reading though it, doesn’t seem like the changes are to clear up some technicalities ( Style and Form were her words: but to actually to gut the main point and enforcement (to the extent there was) of the bill (striking section 4 entirely), and at best just leaving HS related parts. I don’t think attempting to split the baby here is going to work out the way she thinks but wtf do I know. Or…am I just reading this wrong.

  105. 2021 March 21 4:22 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  106. 2021 March 21 4:24 pm
    Eph permalink

    108 KH

    She needs to be careful.

    A lot of sheep dressed as wolves.

  107. 2021 March 21 4:28 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    108, I suspect you’re reading it correctly.

  108. 2021 March 21 4:31 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  109. 2021 March 21 4:35 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Priest That Inaugurated Biden Is On Leave for “Unspecified” Misconduct
    The Jesuit priest who officiated then-President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural Mass — and has been a family friend for almost 15 years — is under investigation for unspecified allegations and is now on leave from his position as president of Santa Clara University in California, according to the college.
    The Rev. Kevin O’Brien allegedly “exhibited behaviors in adult settings, consisting primarily of conversations, which may be inconsistent with established Jesuit protocols and boundaries,” according to a statement by John Sobrato, chairman of the college’s board of trustees.

  110. 2021 March 21 4:53 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    91 BC

    100% expected this bullshit from the Navy and AF but never the Army or Marines.

    These days every branch of the service is run by liberal flag officers (generals and admirals).

  111. 2021 March 21 5:36 pm
    mulletover permalink

    #90 JimNor,

    Thank you for the post on North Carolina’s Lt Gov Mark Robinson. He is an amazing story. Everything from Mark Robinson is from the heart, and his sincerity in caring about his fellow North Carolinians is unmatched. That caring came through to the voters and his margin of victory was better than any other republican, including Trump. Huge amounts of Soros money came into NC to defeat him, but failed.

    I have great hopes he will be our next governor if we survive the corrupt bastid we have now. No one comes away from an encounter with Mark Robinson with anything but unmatched admiration for the man. Humble beginnings, great future.

  112. 2021 March 21 5:40 pm

    100% expected this bullshit from the Navy and AF but never the Army or Marines.”

    The flag officers of all the branches are political ass kissers.

  113. 2021 March 21 5:46 pm

    Pretty much anything above o-4 is complete politics, or so I’ve been told, and frankly seems to be confirmed in the news over the years, I’m starting to wonder if it’s already worked it’s way below at this point as well.

  114. 2021 March 21 5:50 pm

    Can confirm, noticed local two gas stations in the last month or two (not 100% sure when they turned up but noticed them both this week) have added these, along with signs outside that mention they’re existence inside.

    “Fees range from 6% to 20% of a total transaction”

    Can’t confirm.. but that’s quite the fucking cut. OUCH!

  115. 2021 March 21 7:21 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Hmmm wonder who is deploying those ATMs? Might be worth a buy in. Don’t pan for the BTC, pan the people who pan for BTC. Its a econ play as old as the hills and it works.

  116. 2021 March 21 7:32 pm

    I my area.. probably this outfit:
    “Atlanta-based Bitcoin Depot similarly grew its number of ATMs from 500 to more than 1,800 machines over the past year, said CEO Brandon Mintz.”

    Also fixed article link to working page.

  117. 2021 March 21 7:36 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I’ll be there is a BTC ATM 2mi from me by this outfit. Thanks for the lead.

  118. 2021 March 21 9:16 pm
    Eph permalink

    114 BC,

    Your government pays for their “surgery” thats why they join. No other reason. Free lunch.

  119. 2021 March 21 9:18 pm
    Eph permalink

    118. KH

    Same in AZ. A ton of gas stations offering.

  120. 2021 March 21 9:22 pm
    mpt permalink

    A good four minute break from all the gloom and doom…

    Life can be hard and frustrating, but good people and pets can make it worthwhile.

  121. 2021 March 21 9:34 pm
    mpt permalink

    Regarding those Bitcoin ATMs, I am very curious as to how they are being used given the exorbitant fees for the transfers (I thought Coinbase was bad). How often do people have to use them to pay off an extortion to decrypt a hard drive encrypted by a virus and similar stuff?

  122. 2021 March 21 9:37 pm
    Eph permalink

    How do I post a Guest thread???

  123. 2021 March 21 9:38 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    The restaurant lady in Michigan gets some support. Her GoFundMe is over $200K so far
    Holland restaurant owner arrested after defying state coronavirus orders

    Marlena sits in jail! She wasn’t allowed to make bail. She could have paid a $7500 FINE and admitted guilt. But she’s chosen not to. In the meantime the state has ordered her restaurant boarded up!
    Hundreds of people gathered to show their support of Marlena on Saturday. Waving flags and signs. Passerbyers honked.

    Tomorrow, Monday the MIGOP will be holding a press conference in front of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria. The event will begin at 11am and your presence would show the party that we are tired of this tyrannical regime being run by Whitmer, Nessel and Benson!
    Arrive around 10am, bring your American flags and any homemade signs.

    Marlena’s Pizza and Bistro, 909 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI

    If you’d like to help Marlena and her husband with their legal costs, please consider making a donation at this GoFundMe account.
    Michigan Conservative Coalition
    500 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake, MI 48390

  124. 2021 March 21 10:42 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Eph: “How do I post a Guest thread???”

    Email drdog or bc3b and ask them to post it for you (simplest).
    What’s the topic?

  125. 2021 March 22 5:30 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Eph, I sent you an email. Send it there.

  126. 2021 March 22 5:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    mpt, 125,

    I wonder if they even state what their rates are?

    Given a bit of thought, a BTC ATM is somewhat counter-intuitive. BTC mining or even holding a wallet not exactly a casual event. Ya gotta think about it. Or you really are a dunce and don’t care about security of your holdings. So the personality type that would use one of those ATMs might balk at getting nicked for 10-20%.

  127. 2021 March 22 6:02 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I can imagine a situation, not too many years from now, when countries everywhere will establish new currencies that are not as easily interchangeable with other currencies as today’s currencies are. International trade will dramatically fall. The standard of living of most people will fall precipitously.”

    Should that occur it would be the stake thru the heart of Globalism. The woodbine would be the development of a untradeable digital dollar. It forces a captive capital market under the false hope of collecting more taxes.

  128. 2021 March 22 6:07 am
    justrand permalink

    interesting article about the ongoing and increasing suppression of ANY and ALL opposing arguments or even discussion on a variety of topics (in this case “Transgender” issues). But the “Transgender” issue is a tragedy in and of itself. Some “parents” are encouraging children as young as 3 or 4 to “choose” their gender…and then encouraging “re-assignment” surgeries and medications when those children are still pre-pubescent. Horrific.

  129. 2021 March 22 6:11 am
    JBoz permalink

    The Boz family compound in the Chicago ‘burbs is going on the market in about 2 weeks. It’s a great seller’s market right now in our safe little hamlet, with homes getting above listing price and selling within a day or two. The demand is coming the downtown millennial crowd whose pampered little “participation trophy” existences have had a head-on collision with the reality of liberalism. But sadly, most don’t understand the root cause of their desire to GTF out of the hipster urban core, so they are unlikely to change their voting proclivities.

    The article below is case in point. Municipalities in close proximity to Chicago should be taking steps to NOT be like Chicago, but some are running headlong towards it. Fortunately, this not our suburb, but this leftist crap is more contagious than COVID. Thus, in the interest of not being the last sane people to let the door hit us in the ass, we are Tennessee bound!

  130. 2021 March 22 6:48 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Sanders says he wants the $$$$$$!

    “ Bernie Sanders tells Elon Musk to ‘focus on Earth’ and pay more tax rather than spend his wealth on space travel”

  131. 2021 March 22 7:07 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Poor Bern. He does not realize we ALREADY have a progressive income tax system. And by the way, Bern why don’t you sit down and write a check to the Treasury right now?

  132. 2021 March 22 8:23 am
    bc3b permalink

    New thread is up.

  133. 2021 March 22 8:26 am

    When the Australopithecus garboonis repay the last 70 years of welfare “entitlements” we can then talk about repatriations, (mis- pronounced as reparations)

  134. 2021 March 28 5:11 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    test html

  135. 2021 March 28 5:18 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

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    The alt attribute should reflect the image content, so users who cannot see the image gets an understanding of what the image contains:

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