Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday too

12.  Bizarre thing just happened

I'd put in a twelfth and thirteenth section, including haiku's and now it's just gone.  I don't ascribe it to Google censorship yet.  haiku's I'll run again in the next post.

11.  Wondering if this could be "our" Ripper?

10.  AmRen's your site for the Chauvin trial

9.  More snippets

Ace of Spades:

Alibaba has been slapped with a record $2.7 billion antitrust fine - by China. (ZDNet)


I have removed the link to the Z Man because I finally came to the conclusion that the guy has to be a psy-op plant from the IDF. One of the many false directives that the other side has planted in our front garden, along the lines of good old meth Jordy but not as obvious.

Important from Eaton Rapids Joe:

This is a great time of year to rogue out invasive aliens. Euonymus bungeanus is closely related to the Eastern Wahoo (a name that cracks me up). The best way to tell the difference between the two involves the color of the flower.

Futility Closet throughput:

From LDS:

First-dose COVID-19 vaccine supply for GP sites to stop completely for a fortnight” – Supplies of first dose vaccinations for GPs will stop for two weeks from April 12th, according to GP Online


“Don’t give us $2bn loan, Kenyans tell IMF”, reports the Times. A $2.34 billion bailout for Kenya from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has provoked anger among its citizens rather than relief.

8.  Via Unz, Tucker Carlson's actual words

“I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate,” Carlson said. “But they become hysterical because that’s what’s happening actually. Let’s just say it. That’s true."

7.  Vox - it makes one consider one's options

On Wednesday, Twitch announced an expansion of its Hateful Conduct and Harassment Policy that takes into account behavior taking place off of the platform. A blog post from the company shared that the it is bringing on a “third party investigative partner” to support Twitch’s internal team with investigations, and to help enforce off-platform violations.

6.  Wonder if Blackpool's still like this?

5.  NASA

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter unlocked its blades, allowing them to spin freely, on April 7, 2021, the 47th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. This image was captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover on the following sol, April 8, 2021.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Editor’s Note: On April 10, NASA announced that based on data from the Ingenuity Mars helicopter that came in late on April 9, the agency has chosen to reschedule the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first experimental flight to no earlier than Wednesday, April 14. Additional information is available at:


  1. 11 - James, there is only one Ripper.

    1. Ah, then as mentioned at Foggy, I second the sentiments expressed there and the excellent post.

    2. Thank you. I like to pop in on Mac now and again since his heart problems, just to assure myself that he's doing okay, as I do here. I'm not at all sure what I could do if he wasn't but me and him have talked about all manner of things over the years, some personal. He has become a kind of personal friend who I have never met. I love to read his posts, as he has a unique style which brings a smile to one's face however bad the subject may be.