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dv8
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dv8
9 months ago

Well…. Lots of ominous things yesterday. Indeed, let us hope it is not the end of the world as we know it.

On a happier, although far tinier note:

You all know I haven’t streamed for almost three months.

Well, a few days ago, on Discord, a viewer of mine in Belgium, who goes by “Waiting” sent me this:

Waiting: 01/04/2021

I thought for your new years gift, I’ll give you a speech.

You know, you’re one of the only streamers I’ve sticked to since I knew you, you’re kind, you care about what others says, you really helped some people. Even me, when I felt off,and I saw you stream, I knew I can tell you what’s up, you’re one of the very few streamers that earn love and care from their community, you have something others don’t, the will to listen while knowing you have a life. You’re an unique streamer 🙂

Try to keep up you’re work, you have something special.

So yesterday I did this:

https://youtu.be/me1aOGvYoLs

And this morning after work, I did this:

https://youtu.be/BVOrELE9ie0

They’re both rather long, so don’t watch them
unless your time is worth nothing : )

But anyway, I found the whole experience very humbling. Also demonstrates how important it is that individuals can make a difference. Like how this kid made a difference in my life just by telling me what he thought, and maybe the other way around.

Anyway, it was very touching and made me feel very small at the same time, like … maybe it’s not all about me and … even though I know that--realize that--this was a way of really feeling it. Like it matters what I do. Even if I have a tiny impact, it matters; so even if I’m so busy feeling tired, or fatigued, or sad, or lonely, or sorry for myself, I should do what I do, because it’s not just about me and how I feel or even about how doing what I do makes me feel. It’s about all of us and how we buoy each other up by making the effort to reach out to one another.

The things we write to each other one Teh Wheel are like that also. We could not do it, but it matters when we do. I love reading all your posts. Sometimes I read them to Harper and they make her laugh.

Also: My NLP friend Modified his “Time Line Therapy” on me last week, and it really did help a lot. I don’t feel panic and dread when I look up at the moon and stars now. I don’t wake up in the morning thinking of the sun going nova or the heat death of the universe. I seem to have control of my sense of time now.

So…. that’s good, right?

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 months ago
Reply to  dv8

Well said, dv8, well said.
And yes, that’s good.

dv8
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dv8
9 months ago

And, I’m streaming again right now.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Caturday compliments, Wheelizens!

Wouldn’t a ChiCom wizard school be called “Hogwalts”? (Nice thread pic, Mac.)

Hi, dv45 (and Harper)! 😉

That’s a lovely note you got from “Waiting”; knowing one is making some positive difference in this world is a goodness. I’ll have at least a glance at your streams later today.

Sven --

Cheers for the link yesterday.

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Our government and media -- not to mention many large corporations -- have effectively declared war against people like me and BrendaK. And you, too.

I have no fucking idea how to deal with that. Both major parties need to be Nagasaki’d, but I have no clue as to how that might be accomplished.

None whatsoever.

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In “honor” of our incoming veep:

camel toe sculptor.jpg
dv8
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dv8
9 months ago

Nice…. Camel toe….. haha I get it…!!1

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 months ago

Good morning,

Echoing Fatwa, Dv8, good on you and your efforts that helped out a fellow traveler -- and good on him for letting you know. Sometimes small things do make a huge difference.

I’m very curious as to why, when no charges were brought against the officer that shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, that no riots occurred. It seems quite odd and out of character for the blm side of life to not have a violent reaction. I also hope that Pelosi and the Capitol Police note this threat from Blake’s father, because it sounds quite insurrecty and seditiousy to me:

The family and supporters of Blake made a vow after the district attorney’s announcement to take their fight to Washington, DC.
“Now our battle must go in front of the Congress, it must go in front of the Senate,” Blake’s father Jacob Blake Sr. said Tuesday during a press conference.
“We’re gonna protest right into the offices. We’re gonna go see Nancy (Pelosi) first … then we’ll go see the Senate ’til we’re seen, ’til we’re heard.”

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/us/kenosha-activists-jacob-blake/index.html

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 months ago

Happy Caturday (Now with more Chinese military!), Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (& Plaguie!), Fatwa, and Sven!

We’re going to try and have a couple of friends over for dinner tonight to restore some sense of normalcy. We could all use it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 months ago

Good on you, Paddy.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 months ago
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Well, so much for normal. One of our friends is not feeling well (non-COVID), so we’ll have to push things off to some other night.

dv8
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dv8
9 months ago

that’s too bad paddy. We just had some friends over yesterday. It’s nice to have human contact. My old friend Dave came over for Christmas dinner also, and that was very cool, we hadn’t seen each other in a long time, and I just caught up with him again. Turns out he was living in Cottonwood just 20 minutes away from me.

dv8
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dv8
9 months ago
Reply to  Just Mac

I agree, Mac! Two thumbs up.!

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 months ago
Reply to  dv8

And we all know just where those thumbs should be placed up.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 months ago
Reply to  Just Mac

Hi, Mac! Congratulations on the refi! It really is nice being able to handle that sort of thing without all the office visits and faxxing of days of yore.

In re Elena’s car; what you’re seeing isn’t oxidation, it’s failure of the clear coat. Once you remove the damaged clear coat, you can buy spray cans of the stuff, but I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s expensive and you really need to spray it in a dust-free environment. Just put on a couple of coats of good protective finish and it will look much better. Good luck!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 months ago

Congrats on the refi, Mac.

I’m feeling quite under siege and backed into a corner given the events of the last week. Thinking it through, I go back to Claire Wolfe’s “America is at that awkward stage” statement. Five years ago, we knew, as Conservatives and patriots, that we were fucked, but that it was a slow moving kind of screwing with lots of foreplay -- we were still in that “awkward stage.” Trump came along and for four years I/we had some hope that things could change while working within the system -- that we could move backwards away from the brink.

Instead, what happened, is that we didn’t move back from the edge at all. Instead, we moved laterally. Lot of motion, a lot of new people standing there besides us, but still at the edge with perhaps Trump holding us back by our belts. At the same time, the pressure from the left to pull us over the brink never let up.

These cocksuckers in govt on the left, and a good chunk of the Republicans as well, along with the normal cocksuckers in the media, entertainment, academic, and social media worlds didn’t change, didn’t quit, and just waited for the right moment not just to remove Trump from office, but to now go after everyone on the Conservative side of the country. They had their playbooks ready, just like the anti-2A crowd after any major shooting.

To an extent, you have to admire their tenacity and their willingness to take off the gloves. In a couple of months, and in particular in the last week, we’ve lost all gains of the last 4 years. Eisenhower: fear the military-industrial complex has morphed into fear the govt-communication-media-academic complex.

How to fight back? I have not a fucking clue and that’s what’s pissing me off.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 months ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I think we’ve all -- or most -- on the Right have learned that the rot in government goes much, much deeper than we would have suspected. And that’s shocking to contemplate.

For decades I’ve heard that “we don’t do that”, “we don’t stoop to their level”, and “we need to be the better people”. I think it’s time to re-evaluate that position. True, we don’t massacre civilians and POW’s, but we do firebomb Dresden. That’s not a call for violence -- that’s the province of the Left -- but government needs to be made uncomfortable.

dv8
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dv8
9 months ago

yup.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 months ago

More from CA’s FFS files:

Multiple reports from the Employment Development Department (EDD) Wednesday found that over 1.4 million unemployment claims in California have been frozen since the New Year due to concerns over fraud.

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/edd-suspends-1-4-million-unemployment-claims-due-to-2-billion-fraud-concerns/

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 months ago
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When COVID unemployment checks started going out last spring, I checked my old EDD account from 2016. It had been hacked and my login changed. I tried to call the EDD, but no one was answering the phones -- everyone was directed to the website. At the website I was able to file a fraudulent activity report, but nothing was ever done about it. My account still exists and still has the same image verification. Bank of America -- which handles the debit cards for EDD -- did a much better job. I contacted them, they verified that the address on the account had been changed to someplace in NYC, and I was able to change it back and change the password on the account.

Never trust the government to do any job more complicated than planting turnips, unless the potential for graft is involved, in which case the government will succeed at the graft portion of the task.