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A more concise explanation of the "Fine People Hoax"

I might have to pin this one....

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Another resource - Whitehouse pool reports
There seems to be a regular cycle of reports here. Late evening the day before there is a schedule for the next day. Then a series of either official announcements, a report of "what happened" in a briefing or event. Repeat cycle. I looked for an RSS feed and could not find one - maybe you have to sign in.

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The "fine people" hoax and how to combat it
Scott Adams has had several discussions about this hoax and has found the rebuttals following a specific order. Here's that order and what you can say at each step. It includes links to relevant information as well.

Starlink nearing internet deployment

Prices at $99 / month and roughly $500 for equipment are a deal for rural users. Latency a little slow (20-40 msec) but you get that with satellite connections.

The propaganda spin cycle...

In this case Matt Taibbi describes 10 ways used by the M5M and others to spin a story like the Hunter Biden laptop as "Russian disinformation".

The last one being a method described by NA for years now.

Dishwasher regulations

The US government has regulated dishwashers to save water. As a result - it takes several hours to run a load. With regulation reductions - it may go back to under an hour.

I got a new dishwasher a couple years ago and it takes over three hours to run a normal load. I think the longest was four hours (it detected really dirty dishes). It does have a one hour setting - I've never used it since I generally run it overnight.

Voter suppression...
In this case a guy decided to set a ballot box on fire. About 1/3rd of the ballots were damaged.

Trump comments at arrival in PA about COVID & Biden...

I'm not giving up on COVID and Biden has waved the white flag on life (staying in his basement).

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Straddling worlds is very confusing

Mainstream news outlets and non-traditional news sites show Americans are living in parallel universes. They meet at the nexus of events but veer off onto one side or the other. Same facts different beliefs and those of us that pay attention to both sides are very confused.

I read the Wall Street Journal, Ch


For those people who want to "change my vote"

It is only allowed in three states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan) and parts of Connecticut. To most of those people searching with Google on how to change their vote - so sad, too bad.

Colorado does allow you to fix a mistake on the ballot but not submit a second copy to invalidate the first.

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>Katherine Faulders, ABC News< When we boarded Air Force One just now, a printout of this poll was left on every seat in the press cabin.

Hmm. Secret POTUS visit to an orchard

The WH didn't notify the pool reporters where they were going in Maine. There are a handful of posts about a visit to the Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant ME.

Apparently people in Maine were notified but the M5M ignored it. I linked to this one because of the goat quote near the end.

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Hmm. Bellevue WA declared a "civil emergency" (and since cancelled it)

This applied in the "downtown area". Look at the list of "weapons" that can cause bodily injury. Guns are allowed but no discharge unless in defense. The last link (to the downtown area) is perhaps the best summary showing the area & restrictions.

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Mayor Mike has COVID
Mike Coffman, former US Congressman and current mayor of Aurora CO has tested positive for COVID.

It looks like he did the right things - felt bad on Thursday, stayed home until he could get tested on Saturday & got the result. Continuing to stay home - no mention of his treatment.

Welcome back @Jayzio !

I'll nudge a few other people to get you properly oriented.

@jennifer @m00se @MountainJay @ProfWorr

Let us know what's going on.

Baby it’s cold outside!
Out on my walk. Not running.

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