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Resistance leaders Massoud, Saleh still in Afghanistan's Panjshir, setting up parallel govt
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-Great Cultural Revolution
CDC Says A New COVID Variant May Be Needed To Effectively Bury Afghanistan News
[Babylon Bee] Officials at the CDC said today that the surprising virulence and persistence of Afghanistan news may require a whole new COVID variant to distract the country from it.

"We’re concerned that the only way to cure the administration of all this bad publicity may be a prolonged, shrieking freak-out over a new COVID variant," said Dr. Ed Whittle, Director of the CDC’s Department for the Cultivation of Existential Dread. "So, we’re working night and day to come up with something really scary that would make the collapse of Afghanistan seem like a Martha’s Vineyard birthday party."

Some of the possible variants that officials are considering include the Gamma variant, which gives victims an extreme desire to turn green and smash; the Bro variant, which causes victims to break out in armband tattoos; and the Kung Fu Movie variant, in which victims’ can no longer make their words match up with their mouth movements.

Dr. Whittle said, "Right now the leading candidate is the Germany variant, because lots of really scary things come from Germany, like Nazis and Rammstein. And if we’re going to wipe the Afghanistan debacle off the front pages, we’re definitely going to need something as scary as heavy metal Germans."
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2021 07:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [377 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I know it's the bee, but aren't they already talking about the Mu variant?
Posted by: Chris || 09/09/2021 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  "History repeats itself....."

Posted by: Warthog || 09/09/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  For the anti-vax crowd, I have begun working on a nocturnal CPAP mask COVID meds vapor drip in my basement. Preliminary discussions with Pfizer are encouraging.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Tried a CPAP.
Sent it back.
Like reverse SCUBA.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Mine comes with Ocean Breeze, weed, and catfish scented tabs. The weed tabs are very popular. I recommend the variety pack.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#6  why catfish?
Posted by: Chris || 09/09/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Heh. On a real level, I recommend the nasal pillows option for CPAP. Much less intrusive and more comfortable
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#8  I've considered using an old CPAP mask for a "mask" where required.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/09/2021 12:43 Comments || Top||

#9  "CPAP mask - is that like a bong for old people?", he asked innocently.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/09/2021 12:51 Comments || Top||

#10  55 Gallon clear plastic trash bag is best.
Posted by: Dale || 09/09/2021 15:18 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ Huh? Please clarify, lest this haunt me. Also, not to derail the thread, but...

In an uncooled N-- O------ Ogg dwelt
Alongside the old P----- Belt,
Where his means of escape
Were a bag and some tape
When a noisome miasma he smelt.

Of course he'd probably use something a bit more technical today. RGB? Coban instead of masking tape? Balloon vendor of the apocalypse, like (always lookin' out for the neighbors, ol' Ogg!).
Posted by: Bertie Hupusosh4648 || 09/09/2021 18:23 Comments || Top||


The American elite will be female
h/t Hot Air
[The Week] - Stereotypes tend to lag reality. Wall Street is personified by Gordon Gekko, years after his instinctive investing and sartorial flamboyance went out of style. We imagine the foreign policy community is reserved for lock-jawed patricians, a type that's hardly been seen for decades. Judging by movies and TV series like the The Chair, meanwhile, college is a different kind of boy's club, one dominated by strutting jocks among the students and tweedy graybeards on the faculty.

But it's been a long time since that was true. Despite its anachronistic reputation, the college population is increasingly female. Surveying recent data, The Wall Street Journal finds that women made up nearly 60 percent of enrollment in the 2020-21 academic year. Women are not just more likely to attend college, but also more likely to graduate. According to the report, about two thirds of women who enroll at a four-year institution graduate within six years, compared with 59 percent of men.

...Women's success in admissions isn't only a dilemma for colleges trying to balance their books. Because elite institutions hire almost exclusively college graduates, campuses are the point of departure for female dominance of publishing, the culture industry, and areas of the corporate world — particularly the massive human resources industry.

Skeptics might observe that the upper tiers of these fields remain dominated by men. That's right, but largely a generation effect. Today's non-profit trustees, tenured professors, and executive editors began their careers decades ago, when college student bodies were more equally divided (and in some cases, exclusively male). It would be surprising if the gender ratio in upper management remained the same in another 20 years.

...Even though it stands in tension with the principle that the most competent deserve their rewards, I think conservatives have the better argument. The migration of "woke" jargon from campuses to human resources divisions is annoying but not decisive. It's more important that declining educational attainment for men means lower wages and declining marriage rates, which promote family instability. In the long run, un- or under-employed men and unstable households are correlated with violent crime. It's not a straight causal arrow, but the dwindling share of men in higher education and the jobs it supplies could be downright dangerous.
Not to mention that while there are women who can do traditional male jobs - they are just as common as men capable of doing traditional female jobs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...as men capable of doing traditional female jobs.

Like Miss Nevada? XD
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/09/2021 7:55 Comments || Top||

#2  We've seen how that works in Academia.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2021 8:35 Comments || Top||

#3  So we're basically fucked then, right?
Posted by: Raj || 09/09/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I foresee a future filled with unopened pickle jars, huge spiders lurking in corners and unreachable objects on high shelves.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/09/2021 9:39 Comments || Top||

#5  The dems have recently taken steps to make the Military Academy nomination and selection process more inclusive and diverse. Academy staffing continues to be filled with unwoke... you know who's, and obviously remains an issue. Much work remains yet to be done.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Luckily, you've Mustangs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/09/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||


#8  Wonder how good they are in replacing a thrown track. g(r)om didn't the IDF try that with its available female resources?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/09/2021 10:08 Comments || Top||

#9  ^Thrown tracks. Or 40 kg shells.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/09/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#10  ...Remote operated machine guns, on the other hand ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/09/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#11  "the massive human resources industry"
The same disease in it's terminal form.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/09/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||

#12  The American elite are currently garbage.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 09/09/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#13  ^"Fish goes bad from the head down". An old Hebrew saying.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||

#14  Again I say, you must look at the degrees those women are getting. And I think the really smart guys who belong in college are still there. Now they can take their pick of the Mrs. majors.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/09/2021 13:17 Comments || Top||

#15  declining educational attainment for men means lower wages

This has been true in the past; but I wonder if things are changing with the oversupply of worthless degrees. The largely female BAs working as baristas at Starbucks are your first clue. The largely male welders making $90K per year without any student debt are your second clue. You may not be interested in supply and demand, but supply and demand is interested in you.
Posted by: Tom || 09/09/2021 13:46 Comments || Top||

#16  I foresee a future filled with unopened pickle jars, huge spiders lurking in corners and unreachable objects on high shelves.

And women walking to the outhouse in the dark...
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/09/2021 13:50 Comments || Top||

#17  at least when they pee in the dark they wont piss all over the outhouse thrown and in a cold climate we will have legal toilet seat warmers like plantation bed warmers! remain CLAM!
Posted by: Skunky Gliling2010 || 09/09/2021 14:34 Comments || Top||

#18  I remember my older sister complaining that her PhD in Education had a lower average salary than many Engineering BSs started at. I wisely didn't say a thing...
Posted by: magpie || 09/09/2021 15:52 Comments || Top||

#19  More men should be taking up trades anyway. Better to be a well paid plumber or electrician than a poorly paid Medieval Poetry expert/Barista.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/09/2021 17:37 Comments || Top||

#20  Will they make it to the same way as kamilla?
Posted by: Lemuel Omeang2211 || 09/09/2021 20:07 Comments || Top||

#21  Ummm, Shemale.
Posted by: The Traveling Unvaxed || 09/09/2021 20:43 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Former Fox host Bill O'Reilly predicts he 'will wind up in prison' after new book on the war on terror 'filled with classified information' is published
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2021 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I gave up on Bill a long time ago. Most of his books were fiction so I assume this next one is also.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/09/2021 6:49 Comments || Top||

#2  "My next book is called Killing my Credibility"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2021 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  IMO, Bill O'Reilly is the classic "micromanager that got too old to micro" type. Silly little mistakes kept getting more and more common...
Posted by: magpie || 09/09/2021 10:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I would think that the publisher would clear things to make sure they weren't going to prison as well. I would also think the intelligence services would want to find out how he got classified info.

This sounds like a sales pitch.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/09/2021 13:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Does this mean that we won't have to listen to him anymore?
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/09/2021 17:20 Comments || Top||

#6  I really disliked his interviewing methods, jumping in on someone's response or talking over people.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2021 17:23 Comments || Top||

#7  I gave BOR a pass on his interviewing style because at the time the people he was interviewing would attempt to "filibuster" -- refusing to answer the question succinctly and repeating their 'Talking Points' until the time ran out.
Posted by: magpie || 09/09/2021 19:52 Comments || Top||

#8  /\...and Yes that was the beginning of a growing distaste on interview segments that involved partisan affairs. It was a Kabuki performance instead of informative.
Posted by: magpie || 09/09/2021 19:58 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Watch: Joe Rogan Says He May Sue CNN For ‘Making Sh*t Up’ About Him ‘Taking Horse Dewormer’
[YouTube] Joe Rogan‘s COVID Experience, CNN's Ivermectin Claims



Posted by: Angstrom || 09/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Enough bullshit about 'may sue' - just hit 'em.
Posted by: Raj || 09/09/2021 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Exposed: CDC Rushed to Change Definition of 'Vaccination' ON THE SAME DAY ISRAELI Study Touts Natural Immunity over Vaccine

Same Day Israel Study Touts Natural Immunity over Vaccine
Posted by: Glatle Joluth8841 || 09/09/2021 2:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Personally, I'd rather not experience Covid to get, a strictly temporary*, advantage. But then, I'm (thank G*d) not a Trumphead American Conservative.


*evidence of waning natural immunity was demonstrated
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2021 4:10 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ I'm (thank G*d) not a Trumphead American Conservative.

Ignorance on parade. Stick to what you allegedly know
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2021 6:58 Comments || Top||

#5  I thank God you are not, too, grom
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/09/2021 7:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Bless his heart, he's not a 'Trumphead.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2021 7:55 Comments || Top||

#7  if you consider that to earn an EUA for a 'vaccine' then there must not be any other valid treatment, then the rabid hatred of ivermectin makes (some) sense.

the elites are simply protecting who they are told to protect, in this case the pharm companies. while then the useful idiots in the media and our 'friends' on the left take their statements and run with it.
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/09/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Bless his heart

heh
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 09/09/2021 8:59 Comments || Top||

#9  What ever the reasons, I'm glad not to be one of you.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/09/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#10  But...but...I thought the vaccine was developed as a result of Trump's Operation Warp Speed.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/09/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

#11  #9

Like we care.
Posted by: Xyz || 09/09/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||

#12  Making friends and influencing people 101 - fail
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#13  #9

Haha oh YOU. I like to imagine a laugh track and gentle outro music after your posts. Like ALF.
Posted by: Blinky Pholuling8616 || 09/09/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

#14  #12 Because being a vaccinated anti-vaxxer is ridiculous, Francis.

#10 Be your age Abu - anybody else would've been POTUS at the time, the vaccines would be the same.
p.s. Astra-Zeneca is British and BioNTech in Pfizer-BioNTech is German.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2021 16:46 Comments || Top||

#15  It occurs to me that to be able to discuss whether someone is above or below The Mendoza Line, they first have to be good fielding the ball.

Because being a vaccinated anti-vaxxer is ridiculous, Francis.

Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/09/2021 17:30 Comments || Top||

#16  I'm 'anti-federal taxes'.... but I still pays federal taxes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2021 17:31 Comments || Top||

#17  Confusionist say:
"Forceably injecting people who are not ready or able, gets you vaccinated anti-vaxxers."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/09/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||

#18  Ok, looks like everyone's all fired up. How about a pik-me-up story, this one from Salt Lake City Hospital, about a male nurse who performs a girl ballet segment in the empty acoustically grand entrance, called, "Stunning and Brave"

https://www.mynbc5.com/article/watch-video-shows-hospital-worker-performing-impromptu-ballet/37470672

Wait, now, do not pay attention to the intro nurses doing masks wrong - Especially Beard Boy - and be patient (see what I did there) for the dancing nurse.

Dire Plague? More like Fire Plie ammirite?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/09/2021 18:39 Comments || Top||

#19  If I was to feel insulted by grom I would first have to value his opinions.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/09/2021 18:50 Comments || Top||

#20  Dire Plague? More like Fire Plie ammirite?

Just another individual mugging for the camera.
Posted by: badanov || 09/09/2021 18:53 Comments || Top||

#21  Very serious reporting. Very serious people.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/09/2021 18:59 Comments || Top||

#22  In grom's defense, he does help prevent this place from becoming an echo chamber. Also, if there were a case to be made for lockdowns, masks, mandatory vaccines, not pursuing valid treatment options, I'd want to hear it. Unfortunately, everything so far could have come from Fauci himself.
Posted by: Angstrom || 09/09/2021 19:56 Comments || Top||

#23  #19 - Deacon has my vote.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2021 20:02 Comments || Top||

#24  #22 - I appreciate that. My issue starts with the simple fact he relates a short period of time spent in the actual US with a overall understanding of our body politic/culture. The most resistant to vaxxing is the minority communities of blacks, hispanics, not "Trumpheads"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2021 20:06 Comments || Top||

#25  Hattip to #22 Angstrom.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/09/2021 22:13 Comments || Top||

#26  My new pool-Love IT!!
The Affordable Pool Act for Retirees and Veterans. I'll bet Israel has nothing like this.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2021 22:30 Comments || Top||

#27  No.
#26 No matter how denigrating (r) will find a way to best you.
Posted by: The Traveling Unvaxed || 09/09/2021 22:40 Comments || Top||

#28  #22 In grom's defense
Angstom,
(r) has wished the following upon white Americans who choose not to vax:
Financial Ruin
Death
Gloating upon the death of notable white Americans.

To you I say ESAD.
That is all.
Posted by: The Traveling Unvaxed || 09/09/2021 22:45 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Goblin and Steshin about the Leningrad Blockade
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
By Dmitry Steshin

[KP] Dmitry Steshin, as a Leningrader and a Petersburger, talks about the Blockade with a famous translator and historian, also a Leningrad and Petersburger, Dmitry Puchkov (Goblin).

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: badanov || 09/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Peter Zeihan from the slopes of Mt. Doom: Chinese ambitions must be evaluated against Chinese and Taiwanese and Japanese capabilities.
He makes several excellent points about the potential invasion of Taiwan by China starting at 1:25. I didn't know that Taiwan can quickly assemble a few nukes given a week's advance notice.
Posted by: Chaigum Clolunter3095 || 09/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I think that they've likely been assembling primary packages all week. And Japan. Possibly South Korea as well.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/09/2021 17:19 Comments || Top||

#2  destroy the Danjiangkou reservoir and the three gorges dam at the start of a war…
Posted by: Chesney Gromose9602 || 09/09/2021 19:09 Comments || Top||


Who is provoking the Taiwan Strait War?
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Vladimir Pavlenko

[Regnum] Tensions continue to escalate between the two shores of the Taiwan Strait. Recently, Taiwan accused China of nineteen PLA Air Force planes flying over its islands and territorial waters; they allegedly "violated" the island's airspace. Taipei said it was the "largest" violation in the past three months (the period since June, when the Taiwanese authorities resented the "invasion" of 28 aircraft).

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: badanov || 09/09/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  * China can't feed itself
Trump cut off chinese access to high end chip making equipment so they will soon be left with exporting plastic crap.
Dems have started pushing a Plastic tax (stupid move but would really hurt China).
* President favored by China is super-unpopular.

I think Pax China may be over before it really began.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/09/2021 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  China is utterly dependent on middle east oil. A naval blockade would be trivial to arrange, either in the Persian Gulf or Strait of Malacca. Then they run out of oil in 2 months.
Posted by: Herb Bucket7723 || 09/09/2021 0:35 Comments || Top||

#3  So, Taiwan is poised to invade the mainland is it, Vladimir?
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/09/2021 10:28 Comments || Top||

#4  FDR had a great idea to curb Japan's imperialism in 1937 also...
Be careful, very careful when you try to paint someone into a corner
Posted by: magpie || 09/09/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||



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