Hand me the Gun – And ask Again

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The Real Anthony Fauci

by Robert F. Kennedy jr.

Dr. Mengle is reborn.

It’s no wonder that the permanent administrative state is so opposed to Robert Kennedy running for president.

Homeschool Mom

As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci dispenses $6.1 billion in annual taxpayer-provided funding for scientific research, allowing him to dictate the subject, content, and outcome of scientific health research across the globe. Fauci uses the financial clout to wield extraordinary influence over hospitals, universities, journals, and thousands of influential doctors and scientists – whose careers and institutions he can ruin, advance, or reward. Amazon.com

 

Unsustainable Fiscal Policy

 

Do you want to vote for Biden?

H/T Busted Knuckles (CederQ) blog

 

Bullet Points:

** One Definition: Science Fiction is that genre of cognitive estrangement in a post-Gothic mode, utilizing a willing suspension of disbelief, transcending anthropocentrism and temporal provincialism, where a spaceman, raygun in a fist, soars through outer space with a glamorous brunette Space-Babe in his brawny arms.

** (h/t Claudio) The Swedish flag was raised at NATO Headquarters for the first time on Monday (11 March 2024) in a ceremony marking the country’s membership in the Alliance. As Claudio points out, it couldn’t have happened without Vladimir Putin. He needs to take a lap on this one. China’s dictator, Xi, is doing the same thing for Asia as Vlad for Europe. Everyone is re-arming to face the communist Chinese and the Imperialist Russians…it is not quite what the dictators had in mind.

** I suppose having the merchant class have outsized influence (sort of) beats having military aristocrats have the same. Often, you can become a merchant without being born one or going out and robbing many foreigners to become an aristocrat.

** Dogs do not believe in daylight savings time.

** “We rightly lament the damage caused by the dissolution of the family, but people are unlikely to have families if the cost of doing so is beyond the common man’s means.”

Japan has this problem. Real estate is expensive, and being a salaryman means you have little home life. Intimacy in marriage suffers, and I’ve seen some Japanese wives on YT express they don’t care about their husbands sleeping with prostitutes. That shows how bad the economic and job strain is on marriages there.

More Japanese opt out of marriage altogether and remain single. The population is shrinking, with a substantial graying population that lacks a younger generation to pay for and care for them. Since Japan is very restrictive in immigration, it is having severe trouble maintaining a stable population for labor and tax bases and caring for the graying population.

The US has a different problem with different modalities.

** Jeffrey Epstein was never banned from doing business in New York City.  And he didn’t kill himself either.

** The strategic impact of maritime drones (h/t Claudio)

** Mobilizing the US Army’s Navy in support of keeping terror alive in the Middle East. (CDRSAL) As CDRSAL puts it, “You’re paying for it. You might as well be briefed on it.”

 

Identify the Aircraft

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please be specific

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Identify the Armor

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18 thoughts on “Hand me the Gun – And ask Again

  1. #1 – Ju 87D with passenger cabins on the wings, used for rescuing pilots.
    #2 – Dunno
    #3 – M13/40 Italian
    #4 – M5 Stuart (with hedgerow cutter) in German livery.

    Good to see you back. Can you tell us the story of what hell you had to go through?

  2. IDA-
    1. Junkers Ju 87D-3 Stuka
    2. German Heinkel He 115 seaplane w/torpedo
    IDARMOR-
    1. Italian L6/40 light tank
    2. M5 Stuart light tank, built as a successor to the M4 Sherman. Built in Detroit and California so this pic must be of one the Germans captured maybe?

  3. I believe that Kennedy could peel an onion without tearing any of the layers. Surgical.

    Glad VM is back. I know you don’t have to put up with this nonsense but I’m grateful you do.

  4. > I suppose having the merchant class have outsized influence (sort of) beats having military aristocrats have the same. Often, you can become a merchant without being born one

    We’re ruled not by merchants, but worse, by middlemen. Arbitrage is bad enough (yes, I’m old fashioned that way) but two-way skim is even worse. And those are the people who hold the most power in our financialized, hollowed-out, made up economy wherein everything has a price tag, but nothing has value. In theory anyone can become a middleman, but to rise (or descend, depending on how you look at it) to actual power and influence, it really really helps to have been born to it. “You can move to China. You might even get a Chinese passport. But unless you are born Chinese (Han), you will never BE one.” This mindset is highly prevalent among other groups as well. As a footnote, it IS however possible to be born Han and essentially excommunicated, but that’s a mere pedantic digression and has nothing to do with my point about middlemen.

    >people are unlikely to have families if the cost of doing so is beyond the common man’s means
    Not quite. Responsible people are unlikely. We in the US in particular, and the West in general, have however created a system that both incentivizes and subsidizes irresponsible and stupid people to pump out their spawn. This is obviously unsustainable. What is really interesting (in a morbid and “from Hell’s heart I spit at thee” way) [yes, I know that’s a misquote] is that despite our idiotic/malignant policies, the 13% remains steady.

    Finally, why would Jeffery Epstein have been banned from anything, much less NYC? The man did nothing wrong. It was obviously a witch hunt, which tragically drove the poor, innocent, philanthropic man to suicide. And if anything did happen, those little sluts were asking for it. #freeghislaine

    1. There are two wheat harvests a year, lasting a month each. If you want wheat the other ten months a year, somebody has to do the economic job called “speculator”/”middlemen”. Without middlemen there is no civilization. Asking government to be the middleman gets you the Ukrainian famine-genocide the Soviets did. If you find an organized criminal gang calling itself “government” threatens you when you try to compete with existing middlemen, that’s an entirely different problem.

      1. I didn’t say we don’t need people who fulfill those functions. Clearly you can’t have an advanced society without bankers, financiers, and so forth. I’m saying that I think it’s bad when society is broken and re-made with optimizing the profit and power of such people as the highest and greatest good.

        1. I’m saying that I think it’s bad when society is broken and re-made

          Broken and re-made by who?

          with optimizing the profit and power of such people as the highest and greatest good.

          Highest and greatest good in the viewpoint of whom? Hint: not the noisy but small group which is only 2% of population, they don’t have the vote counts. (Work it like a biology/epidemiological problem about which organism has sufficient count of infectious particles.)

  5. I’m one of the many for whom VM is a mandatory daily read.
    THANK YOU LL.

    SP RN

    PS for quite a long time the only way into VM was by disabling JavaScript, which also disables all the images. But like I said, it’s a daily read. 👍🏻

  6. Opened VM this morning and saw the new look, works great with no pop-ups, redirects, etc.

    Thanks, LL, for going to the trouble. VM is a must-read every day.

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