Links 11/18/2023

Wind Turbine Dump

But it is right wing conspiracy theory that gas stoves will be banned!

The great electric vehicle revolution in one video.

NYers face skyrocketing costs to switch to electric heat under new ‘green’ policies: study

The results imply that the effect of man-made CO2 emissions does not appear to be sufficiently strong to cause systematic changes in the pattern of the temperature fluctuations. In other words, our analysis indicates that with the current level of knowledge, it seems impossible to determine how much of the temperature increase is due to emissions of CO2.

Viagra could slash alzheimer’s risk (wait, wasn’t it just last year that off label drug use was bad??)

Expired drug research, more, more, more

Belgium plans temporary ban on use of Ozempic for weight loss

UK: using the wrong gender pronouns will land you in jail

Swim competition allows a 50-year-old biological male to swim with 13 year-old girls

Jiu Jitsu Tournament Features All-Male Women’s Podiums in Georgia

Lawmakers probe VA’s failure to compensate vaccine-injured veterans

Pfizer press release: adolescent males at risk of heart problems from covid vax

Covid shots may slightly increase risk of stroke in older adults, particularly when administered with certain flu vaccines

The Justice Department has just posted a new jobs ad — it’s looking for eight new attorneys to defend the federal government in vaccine injury cases. 

D.C. Council Repeals COVID Vaccine Mandate For Public School Students

A new study found child care centers are an unlikely source for spreading COVID-19, leading researchers to suggest the current testing and isolation recommendations can be revised to align with those for other serious respiratory viruses

Why Did the New York City Medical Examiner Process 11,000 Deaths in Three Days

FDA’s Peter Marks admits current vaccines don’t reduce transmission in a meaningful way.

The House Energy & Commerce Committee sent a letter to the CDC Director yesterday, looking for answers about how the CDC has counted pediatric Covid deaths

Our findings suggest that lockdowns and other restrictions we experienced during the pandemic have had a real lasting impact on brain health in people aged 50 or over, even after the lockdowns ended

Pfizer study on the safety of the vax during pregnancy reduced in size and then results delayed

Totally Covid’s fault

Report finds FDA keeps both a private and an incomplete public version of VAERS reporting system for vaccine injuries.

2018: Among children there was an increase in the hazard of ARI caused by non-influenza respiratory pathogens post-influenza vaccination compared to unvaccinated children during the same period

The flu doesn’t do that!!!!…..(twitter thread)

ACIP voted last week to add the JYNNEOS Mpox vaccine to the child/adolescent schedule and to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program for “persons aged 18 years and older at risk for mpox”

Flesh-Eating Parasite Fatal in up to 95% Of Cases Now Endemic in US, CDC Warns

Is boosting bone mass through pharmacotherapy really the best way to prevent fractures in the elderly?

The American Heart Association sabotages its own predictive algorithm by no longer including race of the patient in order to to affirm the trendy dogma that race does not exist biologically

How many times has the UK done this now? Life support removed from child even though another country is willing to pay for medical care.

If you had a procedure done at Salem Hospital in MA between June 2021 and April 2023 you need to go find a good lawyer

FBI’s Washington Field Office explicitly made the decision to let a child pornographer go free to focus on January 6 defendants, they admitted in court docs.

All 44,000 hours of footage from January 6th has been publicly released by House Speaker Mike Johnson.

The federal government has mandated that all vehicles sold after 2026 must have a kill switch that can disable your vehicle based on your driving performance. Amendment to stop this failed.

Did the Entire Media Industry Misquote a Hamas Spokesperson?

Kathy Hochul announced that New York is “collecting data” from “surveillance efforts” on social media Hochul says the social media analysis unit will contact people who commit “hate speech”

Its Ok To Be White is a hate message

NY Governor signs ‘Clean Slate Act’, sealing criminal records for employment, housing applications

Protestors block Bay Bridge, organs for transplant delayed


Dozens of bird names honoring enslavers and racists will be changed (web archive link, be patient with it loading)

I guess this is one way to wipe the internet of evidence

How long before they start requiring armed guards on shipping transports?

Teachers will now be able to live and work under one roof at school

Study Shows We are Born Creative Geniuses but the “Education” System Dumbs Us Down

Investigation is underway at a New Jersey high school after reports surfaced of students using artificial intelligence to manipulate real photos to create pornographic images of classmates

Trump has 34 felony charges pending while Biden walks just like Hillary for doing mostly the same thing

Voting machines have been shut down in several Pennsylvania districts due to votes getting flipped.

Truck dashcam footage shows farmer dodging bullets as he saved 120 from music festival

Signal would leave UK if forced by privacy bill

A Personal Flying Vehicle Prototype Can Fly You at 160 MPH

Ohio Auto Shop Employees Use Forklift to Stop a Car Thief in Mid-Air

Humans who look alike also act alike

The correlation between adopted brothers and sisters (genetically unrelated people raised together) shows that the IQ correlation between them falls to zero in adulthood — suggesting shared childhood environment has no impact on intelligence in adulthood.

Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds

Bulletproof vest clad volunteers try to get Israeli dairy farms functioning again

Links 10/29/23

Cyber attacks on businesses continue. Medical. Transport, more. Manufacturing, more.

NIH-Funded Study Just Vaccinated A Human Using Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

The FDA’s approval of Pfizer’s maternal RSV vaccine has omitted key data and is problematic

The Annual COVID19 Booster

Covid Vaccine Makers’ Stocks Crash To Multiyear Lows Monday As Sales Keep Sliding

Covid infection correlates with a lower subsequent rate of hospitalization for other infectious diseases.

School Closures and Student Health

N95 Covid masks may expose wearers to dangerous level of toxic compounds linked to seizures and cancer

CDC Data: COVID “Deaths” Plummeted Once Federal Money for Hospitals Ran Out

Was SARS-CoV-2 or Pneumonia the primary cause of respiratory Covid-19 deaths

COVID19 Therapeutics & Boosters all need new studies

Trudeau regime puts Canadian detective on trial for investigating link between infant deaths and mRNA vaccines

A Series of posts on the supposed death toll in NYC in spring of 2020

Remember when the FDA tweeted to tell people to stop taking ivermectin because “you are not a horse”? (twitter thread)

The Vice of Spice

US suicides hit an all-time high last year

Our thesis is that a primary cause of the rise in mental disorders is a decline over decades in opportunities for children and teens to play, roam, and engage in other activities independent of direct oversight and control by adults.

Oregon removes writing, reading, and math mastery from high school graduation requirements

Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building, safety manager says

D.C. to pay $5.1 million settlement after judge finds Second Amendment violations

Adderall Shortages Are Dragging On—Can Video Games Help (excuse me while I laugh out loud)

Ethical boundaries in medical decision-making can be blurred by circumstances

Won’t that remove oxygen? (article is behind a paywall, link is to twitter thread)

Your ceiling fan is a threat to the environment

Man forced to ditch Ford EV truck during family road trip to Chicago

‘Eco-Friendly’ Paper Straws Contain Harmful PFAS Chemicals

Brazen bandit uses blowtorch to steal $448 in skin care products from NYC Walgreens: video

Retailers Lost Billions of Dollars to Shoplifters in 2022

Thieves steal $300k worth of gift cards from GenCon

41% of French population is in favour of a proposal to limit everyone to 4 flights in their entire life.

Zoom wanted to use your calls to train AI, but the backlash made them change their minds (supposedly)

Tom Hanks says AI version of him used in dental plan ad without his consent

Louisiana Man Cleared to Sue Cops After SWAT Raid Over Facebook Joke

The Revolt of Religious Parents in Montgomery County

(Male) Teacher refuses to supervise nude girl in lockerroom.

California to prioritize missing children by color

How a teenager survived a plane crash and 11 day trek out of the Amazon.

(Video) How puppies might save Mongolia.

Maine dairy farmer places in top 15 in world’s longest horse race

Meet Wallace the first mule to win the British dressage competition

Researchers successfully potty train cows

The American marten reappears in Vermont and intrigues researchers


Last week my mom mentioned she’d seen an article about how Home Depot and Lowes are dealing with a growing theft problem. My response shocked her more than a bit, so I thought I’d share (and expand on) it.

I’ve shared some articles here, in my links posts, about the theft problem, but it can be hard to really picture unless you’re actually working it.

The first thing you need to understand is that most companies have a policy in place that forbids the average employee from physically stopping a thief. We’re allowed, and encouraged, to be that annoying employee who won’t take “I don’t need help” as an answer. But anything more aggressive than that is forbidden. If we spot someone walking out the door with a cart we can ask for a receipt, but we can’t try to stop the cart, or grab their arm, or even really say anything more than “can I see your receipt”. Doing more than “customer service” can actually get you fired. Managers are allowed to be more aggressive, and Loss Prevention (or Asset Protection) employees are allowed to grab/stop/apprehend thieves. But the average cashier or sales person? Nope.

Now I have mixed thoughts on that. On the one hand, I’m glad I’m not expected to actually stop thieves, that’s dangerous and I agree that it’s not my job to put my life on the line for my employer. On the other hand: thieves KNOW this. They know they can load up a cart and not get stopped. So on more than one occasion I’ve wished I could do a BIT more.

HD, Lowes, and similar stores have been dealing with excessive theft for years.  It only increased during the Covid lockdowns, and never decreased after everyone was let loose.  

In garden: any power tool from Echo, Makita, Milwaukee, or Dewalt must be spider wrapped.  Any tool from Milwaukee and Dewalt must also be cabled or behind bars.  All other brands must be spider wrapped if they’re $150 or more.  All power tool batteries must be cabled. All generators, and all power washers over $150 must be behind gates or bars.  Anything locked up must be hand carried to the register by an associate. Oh, and BTW, with everything being forced to switch to battery power instead of gas you can guess how THATS going.

In Electrical they’re not allowed to stock out more than 2 at a time of the expensive breakers, and 90% of the smart home stuff has to be locked up. A huge selection of the speciality electrical tools are high theft risks. 

Plumbing has to lock up many of the thermostats and some of the fancier water heaters.  The smaller copper pipe fittings are also a huge theft risk. 

Many of the vacuum cleaners have to be locked up. 

Some 3/4 of the power tools in hardware have to be locked up or at least spider wrapped. Saw blades, from tiny to large, are also at high risk of theft. Power tool batteries again, anywhere in the store, require extra lockup.

Theres some variation between stores/regions in the specifics of whats locked up and how, but I’ll bet that even in higher end areas you’re going to see a larger number of spider wraps and cables than you did even 10yrs ago.

Read moreTheft

Links 9/14/2023


Was the COVID Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women

There Was No Pandemic

Another Misleading Long Covid Study

NYC’s rising graduation rates bucked national trends. A little-known grading policy may hold clues.

Christians Arrested For Outdoor Church Service During COVID-19 Win $300,000 Lawsuit

Did you live in NYC during the illegal & immoral “stay home”/quarantine-for-healthy-people orders? Many of the ambulance sirens you heard in an otherwise-quiet city were NOT going to hospital.

Retail health company has Chase accounts suddenly terminated, owner critical of COVID vaccines, FDA

even the NY Times admits that Covid deaths were massively overcounted as a result of absurd statistical methods — i.e. classifying as a Covid death any deceased, for whatever reason, who had recently tested positive.

Dismantling The Covid Pandemic & mRNA “Vaccine” Narratives

FDA has changed the status of Pfizer’s subclinical myocarditis study of a 3rd dose of Comirnaty in 16-30 year olds from ongoing to delayed. The original projected completion date was Dec 2022. Moderna’s study of Spikevax in 18+ is still listed as ongoing, even though its due date was Jun 2023.

“Depressive symptoms at the beginning of the pandemic were the strongest predictor of incident persistent [covid] symptoms in both infected and non-infected participants”

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria: Parent Reports on 1655 Possible Cases

A school snowboarding coach sues after being fired for saying males have athletic advantages over females.

New Zealand has been using a “race-based” surgery waitlist since 2020, and people are only now finding out about it

Harvard behavior scientist who studied honesty accused of fabricating data

Tufts’ Food Compass...It’s Worse Than You Thought

Auto Technology that Stops Drunk Driving Now Required by Law

Cardiovascular Safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

thousands of birth control pills recalled because they may not work

London measles warning: Outbreak could hit tens of thousands

Homeowner Sues Game Wardens Who Snuck onto His Property and Swiped a Camera

Celebrity forensic scientist Henry Lee liable for fabricating evidence that sent men to prison

US cannot ban people convicted of non-violent crimes from owning guns-appeals court

you need a wiretap order if you want real-time Facebook snooping

Unsolicited Smartwatches Received by Mail

Two workers rescued from Omaha drain system; one traveled about a mile in sewer pipes

interstate credit card skimming scheme

Humans will trade pain for useless information

Many do not fully understand that, upon retirement from the military, you are not really “retired”. You just go into “ready reserve” status. They can call you back to active duty.

America’s Lead Cables

Light Bulb Ban

Supreme court justices & health services researchers cite bad science in Affirmative Action debate

Teen Stranded in Florida After American Airlines Cancels His Ticket for Planning to Leave the Airport at Layover

Are School Libraries Banning Thousands of Books? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Trust the Left’s Narrative

NASA Data Show Volcanic Eruption, Not Man-Made Climate Change, Likely Cause of Record Heat Wave

Toxic Foaming Watermelons

Local Indian tribes are now squabbling over who should get the “stolen land” at Ben & Jerry’s headquarters


Aging candlepin bowling alley held together with gum and heart

Treat Trauma with Tetris

Been busy

I’m sorry for the silence.

On 8/9/2023 my Tibetan Mastiff Apollo crossed the rainbow bridge. He was 12.5yrs old. His health had been struggling for the last year, but the vet visit was supposed to be a routine check. Instead we walked out carrying his collar and harness and leaving him behind. His ashes are home, we haven’t decided where to scatter them yet.

I took a weekend off to visit my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary.

And I’m still trying to take my chainmaille to as many craft fairs as I can.

Back in May we added two new cats to the household. Siblings, barely a year old. So basically kittens in adult sized bodies. Its been, interesting, having two kittens at the same time.

So free time has been at a premium even when I’ve had an interest in blogging.

Scam FB Ads

I’ve been seeing a new trend in Facebook Ads the last few years, and especially this calendar year.

I started noticing it in 2020.

Customers were coming into the store, having purchased this AWESOME DEAL on patio furniture online, after clicking on a Facebook ad. The ad said it from Home Depot. The page looked like Home Depot’s site, the emails said they were from Home Depot. And the final email said to pick up their purchase at the local store!

There was just one little tiny problem. Neither the ads, website, or the emails were from anyone at Home Depot. The actual website address wasn’t HD’s, the email addresses weren’t from HD.

Most of these folks didn’t have a screenshot of the ad they’d clicked on. And I have no clue if they were able to get their money back.

Beginning of this summer I had a customer come in looking for “the raised bed kit you have on sale”. After a bit of back and forth, with me insisting we don’t have a raised bed kit on sale, he pulls out his phone, opens up his FB app, and right there front and center is the advertisement. With the link out clearly showing it wasn’t an HD page, even though the big bold print said Home Depot.

Oddly enough none of these ads were coming across MY feed. I was seeing plenty of scam ads, but none of these spoofed pages. But the last few months I started noticing a new trend in the scam ads, and that was the scammers were hacking actual real business pages (small medical practices appear to be popular), and placing scam ads via those pages. Then just the last few weeks, I apparently clicked on something that told FB I wanted to buy postage stamps. Suddenly my FB page was filled with scam pages selling fake forever stamps. Yay.

Yesterday however I got my first fake Lowes ad, and then another, and another.

You’ll notice that the profile image isn’t Lowes, and the website listed isn’t Lowes. Here’s the actual page that the ad is from:

Betting thats a hacked page.

I failed to get a screenshot of the page this next one is from, but still, can you spot the problems:

Or here, the ad, and the website it went to when I clicked through:

Just a heads up, if someone is selling a Honda Inverter Gen, new, for under $900, run far and fast and don’t give them your info.