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Tuesday October 20th 2020

I slept until three and dozed until 0530.  I got up and see my BP is 105/68 and that is low. P is 55. After a while, it is up t118/72 and 59.  My oximetry overnight was poor again. 

I deliberately put off taking the bisoprolol at night to see the effect.  I'm afraid I am not keeping careful notes and there are too many changing

I read the news and it is now 0743 and the eastern sky is just brightening. Our dark season is approaching. I called peter's pharmacy to ask about flu shots and at first they said Thursday. I asked if they have cancellations and he said if can be there at ten there is an opening.

That was twenty-five minutes away and I have a twenty-minute drive. I was not yet dressed, but I was there on time and got the shot.  I bought groceries and drove home.

In the afternoon I decided to make quiche. We had quiche for super and at eight I had a Zoom meeting and was in bed by nine-thirty.

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Wednesday October 21st 2020

I slept until 5. My BP is 103/68. P is 57. My weight is unchanged. My oximetry overnight was poor again and I don't know why. 

I can make guesses.  For one thing, I have not been walking for the past few days and the weather has changed so the furnace is running more. I've also had a few beers and when I returned from Ontario, I had not for two weeks.. 

At 0846 BP is 128/76 and P is 53. 

I did not do much all day it seems.  At seven after supper, I held a Zoom meeting for those wanting to take a cruise up to The Broughton Archipelago next summer.

I was in bed by ten.

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Albert Einstein

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Thursday October 21st 2020

I slept until 4. My BP is 113/72. My weight is up two pounds. My oximetry overnight was poor again and I still don't know why.  I have a phone appointment with my GP this afternoon.

Video: Jason Whitlock Sits Down With President Trump
This a great interview with several others linked on the page.


I didn't watch this.  It is pretty bad, but offered for what it is worth
(WATCH) ObamaGate Movie with Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson

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Here is a herd immunity simulator. 
The above is a model and we must remember all models are wrong,
but some are useful.

This has to be good.  I'll watch when I have time.
On sampling, I see that the audio is poor.
"Bias, Hatred, & Rudeness" - Trump Posts Full Raw '60 Minutes' Interview, Then Posts Pence's

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USA Today Refused To Publish Hunter Biden Scandal Op-Ed, So Here It Is

Human Rights Watchdog Says Governments Using Pandemic To Crack Down On Online Dissent

Rapid testing arrives in YYC on November 2

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At two, my doctor called and we chatted.  I have some tests tomorrow afternoon in Three Hills.

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Think what you may of DJT, but whatever he may be the other guys are ten times worse. How can he be so patient with such rude questioning?

"After filming the interview, Trump tweeted “for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, PRIOR TO AIRTIME! This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about.”

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The coffee grinder arrived yesterday and the coffee came today so I tried them out.

The grinder seems to be as good as I hoped.  The Amazon reviews, as always, were hard to appraise since I always read the negative reports as a balance to the rave reviews, but it is hard sometimes to know if they even apply to the product being considered.  Sometimes, for some reason, it is obvious the review is for some other product entirely.

The electrical problems on Cassiopeia surfaced again last night and the clients had gone to Fisherman's Wharf in Cowichan Bay to tie up.  Today Omar went up to work on the issue and he suggested we call in an electrician.

When the electrician arrived, Omar called me and put him o the line.  I told him my suspicions and I sent him the schematics.  In a while he called back and had decided the main switch is defective.  The switch is installed in a way that it is almost impossible to access the switch itself behind the wall and I said to butcher the wall where it is mounted to access it if necessary.  We'll fix the wall later. 

At this point, I'll do most anything to salvage the remaining six days of the charter.  They are worth $1,500 so that should cover the cost of repairs. 

The other option was to bring in a replacement boat but that would take some time and further inconvenience the clients.  As it stands their main inconvenience is having to spend a day in Cow Bay and spending time in Cow Bay is no hardship.

If we swapped boats, Cassiopeia would have to be returned to Sidney and the problem would still have to be fixed eventually anyhow.  The obvious solution was to fix the problem here and now.

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At seven, I watched the final Presidential Debate.  It went much more smoothly than the first and unlike in the first debate which had horrible moderation, the moderator of this debate, Kristen Welker, was excellent. She asked intelligent questions and showed no bias.

Trump did quite well but faded in the stretch.  Maybe he tired. After all, he just recovered from the virus and has been out campaigning. Biden made a pretty effective speech at the end.  Trump didn't. I noticed that Biden referred to Trump as "Abraham Lincoln" at one point.

Looking at the US political gestalt, it seems to me that things are settling down.  I hope so.  Are the riots continuing?  If so, I am not hearing about them.

The Biden corruption story has been sobering, and as it spreads even if the devoted Dem followers doubt the story, they seem less rabid.

To my eye, Trump followers, being more conservative by nature have always been less inclined to demonstrate and have not been involved in the burning and looting.  Trump fans have turned up in large enthusiastic numbers at rallies, though.

After the debate, we watched Back to the Future III.

I was in bed around eleven.

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Margaret Thatcher
Being powerful is like being a lady.
If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

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Friday October 23rd 2020

I slept until 5, dozed until 6 and got up.

I hear on the radio that Norquay ski hill at Banff is open tomorrow. We are having an early winter.

It seems the weather long cycle is moving toward the cooling phase. I wonder how long it will be before cooling, if it continues, is blamed on fossil fuels?

I can't believe what people believe.

Applying Math To Guesses
(This link leads to a Dilbert collection)

This about sums it up for me.  I started out a skeptic but about now, especially after comparing 'news' sources, reading Twitter debates about masks, cases, deaths, politics, and generally following current events, I am totally disillusioned.

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Shirley called and wanted help with her computers, so I went over and spent a few hours updating them.  I also had an appointment for blood tests at the Three Hills Hospital Lab at three so drove to town, went to the lab, then bought groceries and returned home.

The roads were snow covered in spots and there was the occasional white-out passing trucks. Somehow conditions always look clearer to the camera than to my eye.

Supper was salmon steak and birthday cake.  I had bought a little one and candles when in town. Katrina is nineteen.

I went back to Shirley's for a while after supper.  These updates and scans take time and there is a lot of waiting as each process completes.  No sense sitting there while that is underway. There is a bit more to do, but I decided to leave that for tomorrow and went home.

Katrina and I watched Kim's Convenience for a while before she remembered she had an assignment to complete.  She is taking online courses.

I cleaned up the kitchen and, before bed, I checked the furnace and found the ring had lifted a bit.  The ashes were quite high, so I shoveled them, had a shower and went to bed around ten.

I still have the new furnace sitting waiting to be installed, but did not get right down to it when I returned because I was not feeling great and I also have a bin of coal to use up. I made a weak start a time or two during the past week but it is time now to buckle down.  I now have a month ahead of me before I am scheduled to fly to LA for Thanksgiving.

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón,

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Saturday October 24th 2020

I slept until six.  The oximeter fell off my finger during the night and I didn't bother putting it back on.  I had three hours of data and it did not look too bad compared to some nights.

Looking out today, it is still dull and cold and it seems that in spite of the flurries yesterday we hardly have any snow accumulation.  The forecast has improved, though.  Sun today (maybe) and above freezing temperatures are expected mid-week.

I cleaned the grate in the morning and that makes a big difference in performance. It was really clogged up.  I thought I had done it not long ago, but time flies.

After lunch I had a long nap with vivid dreams.  One dream went on and on. 

I was up a hill and was being annoyed by someone or something so I went down to the parking lot and got into my Merc. However, someone had disabled the keys on my Merc by taking the top off them (I know.  Makes no sense.) and putting a small white label in the place of the top. She (the perp) let/helped me solve that issue but I found she had taken a critical part and thrown it down the hallway.  We were in a house by now, and the part was in the upholstery in some room or another. 

I was hunting for it when and I finally realised I was asleep and dreaming so I could just wake up and that would solve the problem.  So I woke up.  Whew!

I wonder if this life is like that?  Just wake up and the dream is over?

I went to Shirley's and initiated the Win 10 upgrade to V2004 on both machines and the installation of Microsoft 365.  That took time.  I went home for supper and returned after to finish.

Then Katrina and I watched more Kim's Convenience and talked to Jon on the phone, deciding whether to buy ski passes or not.  So far K is undecided how long to stay in Canada,  the only certainty is that she plans to go home to Aliso Viejo by Christmas.

I was in bed around eleven.

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Aldous Huxley,

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Sunday October 25th 2020
Two months until Christmas!

I woke at six.  I feel fine and the oximeter report is about as good as it has been so I'm back to normal.  I see a few short excursions to low SpO2, but that is how things have been all along. 

My weight is up again, not that I have been watching my weight.  I guess I'll have to buckle down.

I have a hearing appointment at 1PM in Balzac, so I will be driving to town.

I decided to but Microsoft365 after installing it on Shirley's machines. .

China's Elite-Capture Strategy & The Bidens

Visualizing All Of Earth's Satellites: Who Owns Our Orbit?

In Mexico
Nightmare at IMSS: husband with Covid opens window into the bureaucracy

I drove to Costco and had a hearing test, then ordered a set of Kirkland Signature 9.0 hearing aids which are apparently actually Phonak Brio 4s.  Cost is $1250 after the Alberta Government pays a share.  They are not everything I hoped but they are very advanced and should get me through the next year or two.

I returned home and had a nap, awakened by a call from Bert.  I had phoned Meijers and Fen on the way home and decided to have a supper tomorrow night., then called Bert with no answer.  He was calling back.

Katrina will have been here 10 days as of tomorrow and neither of us is sick.  I am dog-tired lately but I am blaming old age.  Just the same, I'll take precautions to maintain separation.

I made macaroni for super and am now, at eight, tired enough for bed.

I stayed up a while longer and was in bed after ten.

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth
Oscar Wilde

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Monday October 26th 2020

I woke at seven.  I feel fine but the oximeter report is as bad as I have seen so far.  There are 19 events below 88% SpO2, 5 events in the 80 to 85 range, and one at 76%!  BS is 7.2 this morning and my weight is up five pounds.  Something is not right.

This an important article that explains what we are seeing play out in the US.

 How China Bought The US Government?

"After establishing the fact that the Western economy is mostly based on its financial services sector, we need to understand its implications. Like I have contended earlier that it takes time to build a manufacturing base, but it is relatively easy to build and dismantle an economy based on financial services.
"With his anti-globalist and protectionist agenda, Trump represents a paradigm shift in the global economic order. Trump withdrawing the United States from multilateral treaties, restructuring trade agreements, bringing investments and employments back to the US and initiating a trade war against China are a silent revolution against neoliberal ideals of globalization and free trade of which China is the new beneficiary with its strong manufacturing base and massive export potential.
"Thus, it’s only natural for the Chinese government to try to oust Trump from the presidency with all available means, including providing financial support to his neoliberal Democratic rivals, favoring globalization and free trade, in the upcoming US presidential elections slated for November 3.

Trump sees this. Most don't. It is probably too late.  The rot is too deep.

This is interesting. 
Chinese Authorities Scramble To Suppress Biggest COVID-19 Outbreak In Months
Contrast this with Sweden.
Sweden Refuses To Impose New Lockdown Measures, Saying People Have Suffered Enough

From the Babylon Bee

I think I'll give up Zero hedge and start the day with Babylon Bee.  It is 'way more fun.

I got to thinking.  I heard that Trump works for nothing.  He donates his entire presidential salary and does not get much credit for doing so.  In fact his adversaries find ways to criticize him for it. I checked with Snopes. Where Did President Trump Donate His Salary? 

Personally, I think he is a decent and honest guy who intends to do exactly what he says: drain the swamp. He has a funny way of talking, though, that confuses and annoys people.  That plus the fact he cannot be bought or bullied annoys a lot of people.  People seem to think they can abuse him and he won't stand for it. Watch the video below.

This is priceless

I started the day at the desk, reconciling accounts, then realized I was feeling 'off' and cancelled the supper tonight.  I have work to do, but not the brainpower or ambition to do it today.

I am very tired and have been sleeping an hour each afternoon.  I have some joint pains, my blood sugar was higher than usual this morning, I am a bit dizzy at times and occasionally sense a little nausea--and my SpO2 dropped quite low last night. I have some sort of bug (I hope) or some health issue (I hope not). 

Also, Katrina has five more days until her isolation is over so we can have a real dinner then, assuming whatever I have passes.  If I do that now and by some freak someone gets the WuWHOFlu or it turns out I have it, then we'll look stupid.

We'll have a party Friday and we'll be hitting the ski slopes as well--once they open.

I don't know what her plans are an neither does she, it seems, so we'll just play it by ear.

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Since I am totally uninspired today, I decided to sort the recycle.   I have accumulated bags of bottles, cans, grocery bags and grocery plastic in the spare bathroom over the past year or two (maybe three). 

The sorting job daunted me.  It is a lot of work, and and the idea of having to take the sorted materials to various distant places at various open hours and then be berated by some self-righteous attendant over some sorting error kept me from tacking it but today I felt it to be just the brainless time-killing job I needed.

The job went fairly quickly, assisted by a beer or two to ease my pain. The job is much easier now that recycling plastic has been discredited and recycling revealed for the impractical sham it has been in many places. (That is not to say recycling does not work some places and with some material, but fact is that much of the material we carefully sort and transport just ends up in landfill.  (Sorry.))  I sorted into three categories: Cans, bottles, and stuff to burn or take to landfill. 

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After that, since I had $25worth boneless chicken thighs already thawed for supper, I made a chicken and rice casserole with the thighs, brown rice, a can of diced tomatoes, diced onions, and garlic cloves, chopped celery, a can of mushrooms, chopped onion, and salt and pepper.  Katrina made a chocolate layer cake.

I was not very hungry but we had a pleasant supper. 

After supper I entertained myself with Twitter, Zero Hedge and playing FreeCell Solitaire on the computer.  None of this requires much presence.

I'm off to bed at eleven with hopes of better sleep.

But before I go to bed, here is a priceless piece.  Well worth reading.

Welcome To The Corruptocracy

A few snippets from this very insightful piece:

"The ultimate farce is the Harris/Biden ticket: a corrupt, doddering, old fool and a nakedly ambitious shrew who even Democrats don’t like, neither with a scintilla of detectable principle, waging the most inept campaign ever in front of face-masked, socially distanced audiences that number in the tens.
"The mainstream media is filled with vituperative, patronizing, and insulting explanations of what’s “behind” the Trump phenomenon. It all boils down to revulsion with the self-anointed, incompetent, pretentious, hypocritical, corrupt, prevaricating elite that presumes to rule this country.
"Governments can take every scrap of what is produced. They can pledge every scrap of future production as repayment for their debts. The legitimization of unlimited current and future plunder leads to ever-increasing plunder and debt—and ever-diminishing production. Present governments are merely repeating a cycle that’s played out countless times throughout history.

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And one last link:
What 1930 Thought About 1929

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Tuesday October 27th 2020

I woke at six-thirty.  The oximeter report is better but my BG is still high. I feel okay but my ankle still is painful to walk on. It has been that way on and off for a week or so.

I look back on yesterday's post and think, "why do I watch this stuff?" and realise it is just boredom. Boredom, plus concern that there may be a figurative hurricane coming and it would be good to know which way the wind will blow.

History is full of stories of cities and countries living peacefully until, suddenly, everything changes. In retrospect it is clear that the Huns were coming, or that the climate was changing and the rivers were drying up, or that political divisions indicated a probable coup or revolution.  In hindsight, the writing was on the wall and it was possible to duck and run, but just as often there was no escape.

My feeling is that this time, there is no escape but there may be better and worse places to be, and actions to take to reduce the impact and risks.

What is happening in cities with looting, burning, beatings, shootings, and authorities either looking the other way or even cheering it on is unbelievable.  Will this trend accelerate or will cooler heads prevail?  The wheel is in spin.

Why people watch hockey games is beyond me because the outcome will be know soon enough, but I am watching this game, so maybe I do understand. Also, in this game I have a stake in the results--ultimately my way of life is in play.

I have to say that in the WuWHOFlu fiasco that I have so far been lucky and have escaped the worst of it. All around me people are much more impacted by restrictions, by loss of livelihood, very occasionally loss of loved ones, and by fear.  I'm well, my family is well, I have a home and food, and I have traveled as I wish with only minor inconveniences.

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Oh, boy.  Look at this... Unbelievable.

Follow The Science

 Great Barrington Declaration
John Snow Memorandum

I'm less tired today but not inspired either.  I did not need an afternoon nap, so maybe I a on the other side of whatever it was.  It lasted a bit over a month from start to finish (if this is the finish).

I did finish sorting the recycle.  It was a big job.  I don't know how long since the last sort, but it has been years. 

Sorting recycle is like an archeological dig.  I see what we drank and what we ate.  I was impressed, too with the amount of waste plastic from groceries. 

Although I have played down the amount of plastic in grocery bags and thought that I re-use them often, there were quite a few in the bags.  In mass, though, they did not nearly approach the amount of waste plastic in yoghurt containers, chicken boxes, berry boxes, and various food packaging. It was interesting to see when we drank wine and when i switched to beer, and the brands that were in favour then forgotten.

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I believe in everything until it's disproved
So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons It all exists, even if it's in your mind
Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
John Lennon

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Wednesday October 28th 2020

I slept six and a half hours.  The oximeter report is getting progressively worse and I was congested again. My ankle is better today and I feel fine, though.

Tucker exclusive: Tony Bobulinski, ex-Hunter Biden associate, speaks out on Joe Biden

Say it aint so, Joe

I can't help but wonder if the DNC's intention all along has been to lose the election. 

If not, why Biden and why Harris?  They seem to be going about it the right way.    Biden hid out most of the campaign and any time Harris is seen performing in public is an embarrassment to the party.

Further, I see that Joe Rogan tweaked the noses of the Spotify 'woke' crew by bringing on Alex Jones again,  If you want to take a 3-hour trip down a the rabbithole, here is the entrance

I only watched a few clips.  I may watch more sometime and I may not, but I'm glad someone has the balls to stand up to the woke mob.  Go Joe! (Rogan, not Biden).  If nothing else, Jones expands the Overton Window.

Welcome to 2020.  Nothing is 20-20.

How I Became A Heretic To My Liberal Friends

Will COVID-19 Be Around Forever?

When Will COVID-19 End?


Actually nobody is forcing anyone to watch Joe Rogan so what s the issue?  Snowflakes: Just go away and mind your own business.  Don't you have some stores and neighbourhoods to loot and burn?

  As for Alex Jones' mention of a polio vaccine fiasco, it is documented.  There was a bad Gates-sponsored vaccine that caused polio and Rogan pulled the report up right on the show.  Jones may have lots of things wrong--or not-- but he was right about this one.

Texas Ballot Chaser Reveals 'Massive' Voter Fraud To Elect Biden

Dorsey Admits To Mob-Driven Censorship On Twitter During Heated Section 230 Hearing

Why is anyone surprised? 
Twitter is a business, not a utility and subject to blackmail like many businesses.

Twitter and Facebook depend on people who read and post and advertisers for revenue. 
Of course the noisy people will hold sway.
People with strong opinions who want to control others are the bulk of the complainers.
 I don't Tweet, do you?  I don't ask for anyone to be banned, do you?  I don't boycott products because of a company's virtue-signaling or lack of it, do you?
If you read my writing, you probably are not that sort at all.

A 20-Year-Old Book Suggests China Is Already Quietly At War With The US

I've mentioned this before and even cited the book. 
WW III has been underway for some time now.

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"God Of Chaos" Accelerates Towards Earth With 2068 Impact Date

Trump's Executive Order On Race And Sex Lessens The Political Madness Thrown At Men

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SE Hinton

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Thursday October 29th 2020

Today is going to be different.

It was.  I got a lot done around the place. Katrina took the van for a spin.  I went down and looked at the treadmill and then got distracted setting up the weather station I bought a year ago and never did install.  I ran into problems with the app and wasted a few hours on that.

Generally, I am feeling much better and also have finally arrived home mentally.  It took me two weeks to adjust to being here for more than a turnaround.  I've been living so many places: La Paz, The Sea of Cortez bays, Vancouver, Sidney, Powell River, Desolation Sound, Sudbury....

Katrina bought a Louise card for Ski Louise, so bought one too.  Looks as if I'll be skiing this winter.  Will I get to La Paz in November?  We'll see.

I was in bed around eleven.

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but most of them pick themselves up and
 hurry off as if nothing had happened
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Friday October 30th 2020

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I woke at five.  I feel normal again.

I'm sleeping six or seven hours now, not the eight I was for a while but often having a nap in the afternoon. My joint pain has now suddenly gone except I now have some discomfort above my right hip.  Previously, for a week or more, it was my right ankle and hip joint.

My weight it up again--239--and I'm wondering if the scale is broken because it is impossible to put on that much so fast, unless it is all water.  My blood glucose is over seven again. BP is 122/74 and pulse is 64.

I really don't know what is going on.

Today Katrina is finished her isolating and we will go to town to return empties and to get the winter studded tires mounted on the van.  I may have company for supper but have been increasingly reluctant seeing as I have been listening to the 'news'. and now subtly suspect everyone of being a carrier.

That is how these things work.  When we hear something, even if it is not rrue, we cannot un=hear it and it pollutes our perceptions.  that is why gossip and speculation is so damaging.  Now that the stories about the Bidens is out, even if eventually explained and disproven, that story will be forever associated with the name.

Speculation, rumours and questionable reports prey on us.  What is the real risk?  Having supper with five or ten friends is probably safer than driving to Calgary and back.  (BTW it is foggy this AM).

There is some truth to the idea that large gatherings are more risky and the risk goes up faster than the number of people. It is said that although there are 365 days in the year, mathematically and counter intuitively that in a room with thirty random people, two will share a birthday.  Same effect.

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Okay.  I've accumulated some interesting and provocative links but we'll lead with the story that takes the cake, but I have no idea of its veracity at this point. 

This story has not shown up on Zero Hedge yet and ZH is generally out in front on news and a fearless aggregator so Caveat Emptor.

(Note the link ends with "unconfirmed" so, as with all the material I link here, treat it with some skepticism until it is officially denied.)

As at Nov 1, if Hunter Biden flipped, that has not hit the new three days later so may be fake news.  Or not.
Be skeptical. Always.

Enter the rabbithole

Hunter Biden Has Flipped, Biden Family $300 Million Stash In Switzerland... Rudy Guiliani Freestyles One Of Greatest Speeches Ever, A Summary Of Joe Biden's 30 Year Crime Spree, Saying Joe Biden Is "The Prince Of Darkness"!!

In this snip from the longer video on the page, Guilliani does not hold back.

Is this Fake News?
We should know in the next day or two.

Now that we 'heard' this, can we ever un-hear it?
I'm realise that I am guilty of spreading rumours here--about a guy who was involved in spreading plenty of false and damaging rumours about Russian influence. 

WHO Special Envoy On COVID Reiterates Caution Against Lockdowns As Primary Virus Plan
“Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never, ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said.

Biden Campaign Accuses Facebook Of Favoring Trump After 'Glitch' Takes Down 1000s Of Ads

7 Key Corruption Questions Joe Biden Must Answer After FBI Bombshell

Plutocrat Violence And Election-Night Horror: Marxian Analysis Shows That Antifa Is Fascist

Article on Joe and Hunter Biden Censored By The Intercept

The "Adults In The Room" With Trump Weren't Adults At All

57 COVID Infections From One Flight; Airlines Lie

Nine COVID Controversies

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If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything
Mark Twain

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Saturday October 31st 2020

I spend a lot of time setting up and connecting the weather station.  I'll be putting it on the roof later but for now it is just set up on a pipe on my deck.

See my home weather station data online
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I'd like to set up a webcam, too, but I have yet to find a method that does not eat a huge amount of data even when no on is watching.

Shirley wanted to take us to supper to pay me back for my computer work on her behalf.  I don't charge, but accepted, so we drove to Linden and had supper at The Country Cousins restaurant. 

The place has changed a lot and is start in comparison to times past when it was a Mennonite kitchen with a smorg and was so famous for pies that people drove and flew from all over just to drop-in for pie. 

We had a sandwich and banana cream pie, and were home by six.  In the evening, I watched some YouTube.

Then I watched most of Trump's Butler, Pennsylvania event.


The show was entertaining and too long for me, but he sure does bring in an huge and enthusiastic crowd. If covid, excuse me, The China Virus, is debilitating, it wasn't for him. The man has stamina and a fantastic sense of humour.  He could make a living as a stand-up comedian, I think, with all his straight lines.  What I find amusing is one gets them.  His fans lap it up and his adversaries tear out their hair or light it on fire. 

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