Intel's Ronler Acres Plant

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Historic construction site in operation / Weiach History 2022


Historische Baustelle in Betrieb / Weiach Historik 2022
[Historic construction site in operation / Weiach History 2022]
Schöneggbahn

I like the thumpers. They look like something from one of Hayao Miyazaki's movies. Americans who are into old machinery for digging in the dirt seem to focus on tractors. Most of the machines in this video were new to me. Weiach is in Switzerland.


Schedule F

Marble Statue in Villa Borghese in Rome, Italy

Jeffrey Tucker has a post up about one action President Trump took in his attempt to drain the swamp. It's illuminating.

The Astonishing Implications of Schedule F

Two weeks before the 2020 general election, on October 21, 2020, Donald Trump issued an executive order (E.O. 13957) on “Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service.” 

You are either part of the wolf pact or you are an inconsequential peasant.

 

Quote of the Day

Now it might be that Biden's puppet masters think they are doing the world a service by using Ukraine as a foil to drain Russia's ability to make war. I don't buy it. I think they are headless chickens flailing against their first real competition in 50 years. Even The New York Times, once a fervent supporter of the US Government's policy, has changed their tune. Our attempt to bleed Russia is backfiring and causing the West more pain and suffering than we are inflicting on Russia.

It is our hope that our former Western partners will have the courage to admit their strategic miscalculations, which, according to the UN itself, have affected more than 1.5 billion people and provoked a surge in global inflation, food shortages, and the growth of poverty. - former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

I just wonder who the puppet masters are.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Same Bird

Same Bird

I've been thinking we need a new political party, one that is not beholden to the established order. I think there are enough people who are appalled by our current regime that a new party might be viable. There are probably just as many as the number of true believers supporting the current regime. (I'm talking about the 3% of the population that actually thinks about these things. The rest of the people have other, better things to do with their time.) Problem is that the current regime is well entrenched. They have established mechanisms for funding their propaganda. If we wanted to push the old regime out and supplant it with our new, improved system, we would need funding on a massive scale. Elon Musk might be a start, but Elon by himself is not going to be able to push Lockheed aside.

Biden the Puppet

There are basically two methods of running a country. One is a meritocracy where a man's success is determined by his ability, effort, clear thinking and luck. The other is the mafia where you have two levels of society, one level that works are tries, and another that siphons off as much as they want off of the top. Most of the world operates under the second system. I like to think that American government used to be a meritocracy but for the last, I dunno, 70 years?, has been turning into their own particular flavor of mafia.

Mencken and the inner soul of the people

If we were going to form a new political party, we would need some kind of manifesto, some guidelines, a list of principles that we are willing to adhere to. One item might be no more catering to special interests. Hammering that out while trying to enlist billionaire supporters might take ten years.

Psychopaths

And pushing out the old guard would take a long time. We could start small with representatives from out of the way states and work our way up. 

Who am I kidding? There have been upstart political parties since the dawn of time and none have made any headway against the established order. Evidently building a new political party with enough power to change things is dang near impossible.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Curious Lock


[1452] Help Me Identify This Bizarre Lock
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YouTube commenters quickly identified it as a lock for a bookmakers/runners betting slip clock bag. It was used for bets on horse races to prevent any bets from being placed after the race had started. From the complexity of the mechanism it would seem that bookmakers are even more paranoid than banks. Guess I can't blame them.


Death To Polio

Aljazeera reports:

The opposition to all forms of inoculation grew in Pakistan after the CIA organised a fake vaccination drive to help track down al-Qaeda’s former leader Osama Bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad.

Good job, spooks.


 

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

Colter Wall - The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie


Original 16 Brewery Sessions - Colter Wall - "The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie"
Original 16
Lyrics
Well
Reverend, reverend, please come quick
'Cause I've got something to admit
I met a man out in the sticks of Good Ol' Miss
He drove a series 10 Cadillac and wore a cigar on his lip
Don't you know the devil wears a suit and tie
Saw him driving down the 61 in early July
White as a cotton field and sharp as a knife
I heard him howling as he passed me by
And he said
I know you, I know you young man
I know you by the state of your hands
You're a six-string picker
Just as I, I am
Let me learn you something
I know a few turns to make all the girls dance
Don't you know the devil wears a suit and tie
I saw him driving down the 61 in early July
White as a cotton field and sharp as a knife
I heard him howling as he passed me by
Oh
Foolish, foolish was I
Damn my foolish eyes
'Cause that man's lessons
Had a price, oh, sweet price
My sweet soul, everlasting
A very own eternal light
Don't you know that the devil wears a suit and tie
I saw him driving down the 61' in early July
White as a cotton field and sharp as a knife
I heard him howling as he passed me by
Well, the devil wears a suit and tie
I saw him driving down the 61 in early July
White as a cotton field and sharp as a knife
I heard him howling as he passed me by

1934 Cadillac Series 10

A Series 10 Cadillac? Yes, it was a real thing, built in 1934 and 1935. V8 engine, several body styles. I like this. Not what I usually think of when I think of an old Cadillac.