2021 September

Friday, September 3, 2021

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2001: 7 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2002: 30 U5 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2003: 33 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2004: 49 U5 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2005: 93 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2006: 88 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2007: 111 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2008: 153 U5 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2009: 310 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2010: 496 U5 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2011: 412 U5 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2012: 301 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2013: 120 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2014: 54 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2015: 22 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2016: 14 U5 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2017:17 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2018: 15 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2019: 22 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2020: 9 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
2021: 13 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Why is everyone so upset now that we’ve left? Why didn’t the complainers complain for the last 20 years?


Fantasy Fest parade canceled. Organizers of Key West’s biggest yearly party — Fantasy Fest — announced Monday the cancellation of the annual parade and the street fair on Friday and Saturday, Oct 29-30. Link

The unvaccinated are dropping like flies. Once they are all gone we should be safe. I am waiting with bated breath for the booster shot. Meanwhile I am remaining in partial quarantine and not letting my guard down.


You just can’t fix stupid.

The White House announced plans Wednesday to make available nearly 100,000 affordable homes over the next three years, in an effort to tackle a housing supply shortage that has contributed to skyrocketing home prices. Link
[Fools] The worst waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who does not care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on arguments that don’t make sense… There are people who, no matter how much evidence and evidence we present to them, are not in the capacity to understand, and others are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and all they want is to be right even if they are not. When ignorance screams, intelligence is silent. Your peace and quiet are worth more which can lead to an open mind!
Veterans Affairs suicide hotline received more than 35,000 calls during Afghanistan evacuation. Link
[Monoclonal Antibody Therapy] Monoclonal antibody treatments can be prescribed by health care providers to individuals 12 years of age and older who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization. However, at Governor DeSantis’ direction, there is currently a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General that allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites and treatments are available at no cost to patients. Link


This magnetic robot arm was inspired by octopus tentacles. Video

[Whores and Queers] Like everything else in this country, the daily comics are being censored by the Holyies so nothing is funny or sexy any more. The only way we humans are going to fix this planet is to legalize prostitution and rip off the closet doors!
[Bodies Found In Water] The body found off Key West on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as David Martin Cottar, 60, of Key Haven. His body was found on a flat in very shallow water by a fisherman in the vicinity of Jewfish Basin at approximately 3:30 p.m. The remains of Elizabeth Estrada Cottar, 59, of Key West, were found Monday in Jewfish Basin near David Cottar’s 17-foot Boston Whaler. Autopsy results are pending.
What lead to the death of both remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The pair left David Cottar’s home in the boat Sunday night for a sunset cruise, as was common for them. Anyone with information about the case should call the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 305-289-2410


[Vaccines] Ignorance and politics are the enemy. They are the reasons Covid is still around. If just once in their lives people would listen to the government, Covid would be gone!

[Friday Joke] The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54. The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57.  The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41.  The best footballer in the world, Maradona, died at the age of 60.
And then KFC inventor dies at 94. Investor of Nutella brand died at the age of 88. Cigarette maker Winston died at the age of 102. The inventor of opium died at the age of 116 — in an earthquake!  The Hennessy inventor dies at 98.
How did doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life? The rabbit is always jumping, but it lives for only 2 years.  The turtle that doesn’t exercise at all, lives 400 years. So have a drink, take a nap. If you wake up, have bacon & eggs!
[Best Buy Geek Squad Pfishing] They would never make an unsolicited call or email. This fake geek squad definitely is a scam. I’m probably safe as long as I don’t reply to them–which I never would. My sister was caught in their phone scam. She was only saved when she went to the store for gift cards and the clerk told her it was a scam. She had to close her bank accounts & tell her automatic payees her new numbers. Lots of trouble
The AARP September 2021 Calendar is here. Full Menu > Ongoing Events
[Infrastructure] Ida collapses Mississippi road; kills 2, injures at least 10. Two people were killed and at least 10 others were injured when their vehicles plunged into a large, muddy pit after a roadway collapsed in Mississippi. Video

[“The greatest generation coming home”] 1945. That was the last time America was united. Since then we’ve lost two wars and the nation is divided and democracy is in jeopardy. We were united because we had a common enemy. Now we are our own enemy.

[Doomsday] New York City flooded, Germany flooded, Japan flooded, California burning, Hurricane in Louisiana .New York City flooded, Germany flooded, Japan flooded, California burning, Hurricane in Louisiana.
[Vaccines Work] Four conservative talk show hosts or podcasters have died while talking against the vaccine and putting politics ahead of medicine.


I’m surprised there aren’t more comparisons of the Afghan airlift to the Berlin airlift and the evacuation of Saigon during the collapse. Video

My 80ish sister-in-law has Covid and is waiting for a hospital bed. She’s terrible sick and getting worse. She is un-vaccinated. She didn’t get the shot because she said she “never gets sick”. She’s normally a smart woman, but her ignorance is costing everyone. No one ever thinks anything could happen to them –until it does
Saving computer files and pictures and important data on CD or DVD is asking for trouble. If you don’t seal the disks in special air proof wrappers and keep them out of lighted areas, they will degrade, and you can lose all your information.  It’s called disk rot and what happens is the surfaces tend to disintegrate due to the air and light eating it. Fingerprints and dirt/oils also damage them. Any discs over 5 years old should be recopied to a hard drive or two or burned onto a commercial high grade storage disc (expensive). Once the information is corrupted beyond retrieval it is gone forever. How valuable are your baby pictures, your house papers, your medical records, etc?
[Friday Joke] The donkey said to the tiger: “The grass is blue”.
The tiger replied: “No, the grass is green.” The discussion heated up, and the two decided to submit him to arbitration, and for this they went before the lion, the King of the Jungle. Already before reaching the forest clearing, where the lion was sitting on his throne, the donkey began to shout, “His Highness, is it true that the grass is blue?”. The lion replied, “True, the grass is blue .”The donkey hurried and continued, “The tiger disagrees with me and contradicts and annoys me, please punish him.”
The king then declared, “The tiger will be punished with 5 years of silence.” The donkey jumped cheerfully and went on his way, content and repeating, “The Grass Is Blue”
The tiger accepted his punishment, and he asked the lion, “Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?”
The lion replied, “In fact, the grass is green.”
The tiger asked, “So why are you punishing me?”.
The lion replied, “That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is not possible for a brave and intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with a donkey, and on top of that come and bother me with that question.”


One dead, another missing off Key Haven in very shallow water. What happened? Prayers are in order.

[Poor Outlook] Developers are going to turn the Keys into a low rent religious retreat and drive out the party goers forever. Our million dollar paradises will turn into hallelujah Shiite holes full of self-inflictors.



[Friday Joke] Top 10 Deaths part 2 Video

[“Chemtrails”] How come conspiracy people only believe something if it’s bad or evil? How come they never notice happy coincidences? Are they like that at home? Do they ever look at something and not try to find some sinister interpretation?