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Tim Pool’s Subverse News has been doing pure reporting of regular citizens stepping up to the plate and doing whatever they can.

Creative people doing a lot of cool stuff, this episode is about distilleries making hand sanitizer.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Sunday greetin’s, Wheelizens! Hi, dv8! I’ve seen several tales of craft distilleries attempting to provide hand sanitizer while trying to deal with stupid and/or arcane alcohol legislation. One place which makes rum cannot legally sell hand sanitizer, so they were giving it away with the purchase of a bottle of rum. Several other places had sanitizer ready to package, save for the addition of a mandated adulterant. Apparently, a lot of our fellow citizens are prone to drinking alcohol which has already been mixed with aloe / glycol / what-have-you. Just more examples of gummint keeping us safe…something which we… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Good morning, Fatwa and Dv8 -- happy Sunday, GN!

Sven
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Sven

I still can’t take the national caterwauling. It hurts my ears and the parsing hurts my head. I want to believe common sense will break out. Because, “don’t let a good crisis go to waste” is getting really fvcking old.

Very nicely put, Tex.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hey, Sven!

Have the exploded mouse bits been tidied-up? (Euwwwwww!)

Read that the L.A. Shitty Council had a virtual meeting using Zoom. However -- because gummint competence -- it wasn’t properly secured, so citizens were logging-in and displaying their schlongs in the public comments channel.

dv8
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that is funny.

Sven
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Sven

Waving your schlong at govt officials is an expression of free speech and protected by the COTUS. As far vermin parts, there’s been nothing in the house lately, but the vermin in the walls were making a racket last night. I’ll take a jaunt into the attic in a little bit, but last night I was tempted to punch holes in the drywall and try to get to the beast directly from ground level. Because some of you just looooooove cats, I will report that Jack Tatum is doing fine -- came home about an hour ago, demanded more food,… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Well this is good news: “Trump Admin Names Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8, Fatwa, and Sven!

For some reason you have to have FDA approval to sell a mixture of ethanol, glycol, and/or aloe and call it “hand sanitizer”. Yeah, government has gotten way too big.

Sven -- that’s great news about essential services. Sheriff Villanueva will have to try a third time to shut down gun stores.

dv8
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The story above shows that the senate is taking their calls though, and trying to get the regulations waived at least for the duration of the crisis..

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Paddy!

If there are regulations which can be waived during a crisis, perhaps they’re regulations we don’t need period.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Exactly!

dv8
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my thoughts as well.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Teh Younger got some bad news from his work this morning. They have a 1940’s wooden sailing vessel that was rebuilt as a square-rigged brig. She’s a 129-foot replica of the Pilgrim that Richard Henry Dana sailed on and wrote about in Two Years Before The Mast. She was used as a living history exhibit. This morning she keeled in her slip. From the picture it looks like a bilge pump failure. She was scheduled for a haul-out in January, but the yard overbooked and haul-out was postponed until June. Her useful life is now over, unless someone with a… Read more »

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dv8
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that is a shame : (

Sven
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Sven

That is really too bad, Paddy.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

It really is. This will impose a cost with no return, that they cannot afford at this time. I really hope this doesn’t put them under.

Sven
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Sven

Cleaning up my office and listening to much Alice Cooper that has gotten me out of my funk. Take a look at this: Hollywood Vampires, live in Portugal 2016. The Vampires were, in my cynical opinion, put together so that Johnny Depp could pretend to be a real rock star, but it’s a pretty solid performance fronted by AC with Joe Perry (Aerosmith) on lead guitar paying homage to those rockers that died. Can Depp play a lick? Don’t know, but he’s got that rock start look down to a tee. Great set list. Raise the Dead I Got a… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Vermin check -- no traps sprung, but my eyeball had me up early this morning and I could hear it in the walls. So changed bait to nuts, which it seems to like, left a few around the traps and I’ll see if that gets ’em.

Sven
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Sven

I’m listening to Mrs Sven in the next room counseling a recently-diagnosed cancer patient. She has a real gift for helping and I’m glad she’s still doing this.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Mrs. Sven is a blessing and a Good Gerbil®

Sven
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Sven

Well this can’t be right -- why would the Chinese lie?
“A stack of urns at a funeral home in Wuhan, the city’s official cremation rates, and reports of an overwhelmed health care system have prompted speculation that Wuhan’s real COVID-19 death toll could be in the tens of thousands—despite the Chinese government reporting 2,535 deaths from just over 50,000 coronavirus infections.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/wuhan-covid-19-deaths-may-be-in-tens-of-thousands-data-on-cremations-show/ar-BB11T0Vb