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Why I love the Russians…

Scientists distill vodka from Chernobyl’s radioactive exclusion zone and say it seems safe to drink

By Christopher Brito  (August 9, 2019 / 4:50 PM / CBS News)

Scientists have distilled vodka from ingredients found in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, creating the first consumer product out of the area since the nuclear disaster over 30 years ago. Called Atomik, the artisan vodka is actually an experiment from researchers looking into how much radioactivity would transfer over to crops grown in the zone, according to the Chernobyl Spirit Company, the team that created it.

Chernobyl Spirit Company made the liquor out of rye grain they planted in the exclusion zone and water from an aquifer in Chernobyl. After distilling it and conducting tests, James Smith, a University of Portsmouth environmental scientist and part of the group, told CBS News partner BBC they concluded that their product is “no more radioactive than any other vodka.”

Atomik vodka was created as an experiment for scientists to analyze how much radioactivity transfers from crops grown in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Chernobyl Spirit Company

“Any chemist will tell you, when you distill something, impurities stay in the waste product,” Smith said. They sent the Chernobyl vodka to Southhampton University in the U.K. to undergo testing for possible radioactivity.

“They couldn’t find anything — everything was below their limit of detection,” he said.

The only problem with the vodka is that so far there’s only one bottle of it, according to the BBC. The team said in a blog post they plan on making more bottles of Atomik, with the hope of making a profit to help local communities that surround the abandoned zone.

The recent HBO series “Chernobyl” renewed interest in the disaster and the site where it transpired. Fears of radiation have kept many away from the exclusion zone, which was evacuated in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear accident, but thousands of tourists now travel to the site every year. So many, in fact, that Ukraine’s president announced plans to make the site and surrounding areas more tourist friendly. The plans include new waterways and checkpoints in the area, enhanced cellphone reception and new walking trails. Filming restrictions will also be lifted.

Back in April 1986, when the region was part of the Soviet Union, a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, resulting in at least 32 deaths in the immediate aftermath. After initially downplaying the risk, the communist regime soon forced thousands of people to evacuate, turning the nearby city of Pripyat into a ghost town. Hundreds of square miles surrounding the reactor remain off limits.

(Russian Editor’s note:  Animal on label is Squirrel.)

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It’s No Longer IF we Bankrupt the Country…

It’s HOW we Bankrupt the Country.
I am convinced that there is, and has been, a race to bankrupt the United States of America.
At this point, all that remains is How it will be done and Who will be in charge when it happens.
Most of us are familiar with Cloward-Piven. If not, you should be, click here.
But more intriguing to me is an apparent Republican Plan to “revalue” all that is the United States.
Please understand, I’m sadly no longer sure this is the wrong approach.
Suspend your disbelief and consider for a moment that when you have a two-party system of which one half is made up of Socialists who despise the Greatest Experiment in Self Government the World has ever know and seek to destroy it so they may re-make the country into a Utopian Socialist Paradise, what option do you have? How can they be stopped when they will have periodic control? In other words, it’s not IF it’s WHEN? The Third Way folks have known this for a very long time.
The ‘Fiscal Conservative’s’ have most likely known this too…
This brings me to my epiphany.
For years I have failed to understand why both parties seem determined to drive us straight towards the cliff’s edge. I understand the Democrats as outlined above, but it never occurred to me that there could be a rational explanation for Republicans to do it aside from them being a bunch of Socialist A-holes cloaked in John Kasich’s hand me downs.
But what if this has been a battle for who would be in charge when it happens… and what would the focus of our spending initiatives be at that moment in time?  Would we be investing mainly in Industry and Defense or a Massive Welfare State?  (We are seeing this play out in front of us right now.  In fact, that is all we are seeing right now.  It is all we have been seeing for as long as I’ve been alive.)
Trust me, I fully realize I’m going Full Tin Foil here. But what if this ‘truth’ has been in front of us all along?

I am always open to being wrong.

Is there another assessment that makes sense?
Here we are. We cannot inflate our way out of this fiscal nonsense. Our debt is beyond the apprehension of the human mind. The Leftists seeking to implode the system and restore the rule of kings, philosopher or otherwise, is not going away, it should have by now if it ever was.  (How many innocent human beings must die at the hands of an Ideology before people abandon it?  Apparently not enough yet.)

In my view, a revaluation is inevitable.
This idea has been creeping around my head for about ten years. Yes, I’m appalled. And yes, I’m open to someone… anyone… offering up a clear and concise explanation of where I’m wrong. Please spare me the ‘hearts of man’ angle and lay out a rational retort in the simplest fashion for an idiot like to me to comprehend.
Otherwise, our battle for the future has taken on a whole new twist.


More of a Middle Aged Legume…

 

 

 

File Photo – Marianne Williamson

“I am not a Witch!”

– Christine O’Donnell

“I am not a New-age Nutcase”

– Marianne Williamson

I agree with Marianne Williamson, she is not a New-Aged Nut even if she is reminiscent of Christine O’Donnell.  Between you and me I’m still not as convinced regarding Christine O’Donnell…
Let’s admit it, Democrat Primary Debates of 2019 have been fun to watch.
The honesty of the Left would be overwhelmingly hilarious if they weren’t serious. So shake off the entertainment value and realize these people mean it.  The only thing that’s funny is that so many socialists have worked so long to keep their genuine beliefs so hidden, and now they have lost control.
To Nancy Pelosi’s chagrin, the masks have been removed. The real faces of the Democrat party are now right out into the open.
The Elizabeth Warren’s, Bernie Sanders’ and AOC’s of the world are saying out loud what the Democrat Party has been promoting behind closed doors for the half-century following the Democrat convention of ’68. Up until now, these people have been kept behind those doors… they were only allowed out for private fundraisers in the dining rooms of Hampton vacation homes. Now they are on Stage! (Yes I know it was CNN and there are only a couple of hundred people watching but it’s still somewhat of a stage.)
Well, back to my point.
Marianne Williamson has stolen the show during these Debates.
But Why?
She has found center stage because she is not Bernie or Warren. No, she is the middle-aged person who votes for the Hillary’s, Bernie’s and Warren’s. This is why we are fascinated by her.

Outside of Hollywood, and some of our Thanksgiving dinners, we rarely get to see the face of the typical Democrat Voter. Now we see her loud and proud.  She is the Bill Clinton voter that none of us could figure out and now feigns revulsion over Trumps rock-star comments indicting women who condone a certain behavior from very rich men.
She would tell you she is not a Socialist, yet she votes for them. She will tell you she loves the poor, but she will promote the ideology that perpetuates and increases poverty. She will preach love while championing hatred of the individual via democratic serfdom.
That is Marianne Williamson.
Laugh at your own peril…
The Democrat Socialist Party in the United States is made up of three fundamental groups. First, are the most insidious who know the poison of Socialism yet long for the class stasis it institutionalizes.  These are the rich and self-assessed under appreciated academics. Second, are the petulant 12-year old ANTIFA Fascists who violently act out in order to tear down liberty and promote the control Socialism offers.  These are the children who cling to an idea that ‘fairness’ has a definition. Then you have the Useful idiots. These are the Marianne Williamson’s of the world. They have been nurtured and loved on by all of us because they’re family and they’re ‘cute’ and ‘nice’. They don’t bake the cupcakes, but they bring an expensive box from the trendiest bakery when you invite them over for a drink.  They are the Leo Buscaglia followers who think everyone just needs a hug. They are insipid.  We have dismissed these people for fifty years because they want to mean well.
So, she is right… she is not a New-Aged Nut-Case. New-Age Nut Cases are so 1990’s.
She is different, she is something similar but not quite the same because the world has moved on from EST and Yanni.

Instead…
She is not what she thinks she is. She is a composite, cartoon-like, imposter who sees herself as a harmless ‘everyman’.
She is Mrs. Peanut.  Not a nut at all… but we’re all are happy to call her that if it makes her happy.
If I didn’t know better I would swear she is a paid actor hired by someone at Trump Tower to supply a satirical edge to the Democrat Primary Debates.  (I’m holding out that this could ultimately be true.)
However, she is REAL… and you can’t look away.
No, she does not have a chance in Alinsky’s Utopia to be the Democrat Nominee. But that’s not the point. She is exactly the demographic/psychographic that has and will continue to vote the saccharine coated poison of socialism into power. She is frightening in her smiling smug ignorance because she has the money to send to the Warren’s of the world and she makes sure she is not downing her Xanax with a dark currant laden Cabernet on election day specifically so she makes it to the polls on time.
But what really hits home, we know her.  She exists in all of our families.
She is our ‘super-nice and well meaning’ train wreck we have watched speeding directly at us while we refused to step off the tracks… because that would be ‘mean’.
We have placated and even gushed over how ‘super-nice and well meaning’ she is if not horribly wrong… and we haven’t wanted to upset her, especially at Thanksgiving, by saying anything.  Her heart is in the right place!
She is our fault and we know it.
We just don’t want to admit it.

Well, Admit it.


“Nobody is Above the Law!”

I’m currently watching the Mueller Hearing. (072419)

There is a refrain from the Socialist Party that “Nobody is Above the Law!”
I agree.
However, what strikes me as odd is every time I hear the above talking point offered up by the disloyal opposition a voice in my head screams “Hillary Clinton!”  I can’t decide if this is intentional on the part of the Democrat Socialists or not.  It’s not possible I’m the only person in America who hears it.

Insult to injury, the former Students for Democratic Socialism are also focus group testing the line “Anyone else committing such acts would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law!”

Well, once again I agree.

But here I am hearing that same voice offering up “Hillary Clinton!”

I realize the Socialism Now! crowd has come to tire of the Clintons, but is this a concerted effort to go after them indirectly?  It certainly seems this way.

What is crystal clear to me regarding this hearing, while befuddled, incoherent and at times contradictory, is it’s a foreshadowing of events to come.  There is a lot of information which we clearly do not have.  I for one welcome further investigation and even impeachment proceedings.  This is a deep rabbit hole and none of it looks good for the ‘ANTIFA is Good‘ folks of the Democrat Party.

This is fun stuff.


Twisted by Knaves to Make a Trap for Fools…

Force is a terrible idea…

…Unless it’s my idea.

And so goes what passes for debate built on principles of sand.

There is a trick played on us.  It’s a simple trick, a trick for the Simple that is.  And the fact we fall for it is more an indictment of ourselves than those Knaves who play it.

The Trick is to foment a fight were there was none.

The Goal is get Us to concede something we don’t realize we’re arguing about…

It works like this;

If you believe that Force is a wonderful thing and People are too Stupid to know what’s best for themselves… then you also believe that Vaccinations must be compulsory.  In other words, Vaccines save lives and the Masses are too idiotic to choose to get them.  (Explaining the benefits of Vaccines is just not enough and besides it takes too long, and too much effort, to argue the benefits with a bunch of Morons.  You get it… because you’re Smart.  Having to compete in the arena of ideas is just prodding the Sheep into the right decision assuming they accidentally understand your brilliance.)

At the same time, when you know that your ideological opponents profess to believe that Force is a terrible idea and all things should be Voluntary, you create an argument over… say… said Vaccines.  (The topic is interchangeable.)

The Goal is to get your ideological enemy to agree that Force (The foundation of your Progressive ideology) is a Good idea.  Even if they qualify it with the caveat of “Only sometimes”, you have won the Greater Argument your opponent doesn’t even recognize he’s having.

All that remains is who gets to decide what cases qualify as ‘Sometimes’.  And, of course, The Real Power lies in being The Decider.

Once a Liberal has this Foolish Victory they quickly move on to Compulsory Health Care… Compulsory Diet Plans for Public Schools… Compulsory Education…  Compulsory EPA regulations… Compulsory Redistribution… Etc… Etc.  Demanding you go on the record as to exactly WHEN it’s OK to Force.

Now the conversation has moved away from Force as an idea and on to exactly What will be Forced.

From a Progressive point of view, its Brilliant.  It keeps your Ideological Enemies on the Perpetual Defensive and leaves them no option but to be the one’s to say “No”.  (Ever hear the phrase “The Party of ‘No’.?)

Supposed Conservatives fall into this Socialist Trap all the time.  And because they spend little time Thinking about what they think and Why, they deserve it.

The Socialists set their opposition up to get them to concede their principles shift with the wind making them worthless if not non-existent.

Liberal Progressives believe in Force.  They believe you’re Stupid.  They believe the only thing they can count on is given a decision to make you’ll make the wrong one.

That is the divide.

Force versus Freedom.

All arguments reduce to this.

Unfortunately, Conservatives seem content to have Lucy hold the football.

Another example is the “Gay Marriage” debate.

This ‘argument’ has both sides FIGHTING for Government approval.

Do you see the faulty premise here?

Why is the question not “What is Government doing being involved in one’s marriage in the first place?”

Why on Earth would any person, Gay, Straight or Slightly Bent, beg the approval of the Government as a validation of their ‘deeply personal’ marriage.

Why would the debate not center around all partnerships being contractual civil unions between two individuals and leave marriage to the Church of your choice?

Because…

It’s not about validating a union between two people.

It’s only about validating the Concept of Government Interference and Involvement.

It’s about Force…

Telling us who we can, or cannot, marry and charging us a fee for the privilege.

I always thought Charlie Brown should have run as hard as he could and Kicked Lucy in the Head instead.

Seems harsh, but it would be the last time she pulled the ball away.

Until that happens… Republicans have no ground to be surprised when they are accused of being a distinction without a difference in comparison to Democrats.

And that’s just how the Elitist Democrat Socialist Knaves want it.


Socialism is not a Race

Socialism is not a Race… Socialism is a Poison.
Socialism is a political ideology fabricated by White European Aristocrats designed to solidify their control of Europe as they watched the imminent demise of their cherished Feudal System.  Socialism was crafted by Aristocrats and Landed Gentry in order to create Class Status. It protected the power and control of all things they enjoyed prior to the final demise of the Monarchies in Europe.  The likes of Hegel, Dewey, Marx, Engels etc., knew full well that if they stood by and did nothing as the unwashed rose up and tore down the oppressive Fiefdoms which had been the status quo for centuries that all of their wealth and influence would disappear with them.

The Aristocracy was quick to see the writing on the wall and a solution was created foisting upon the population an idea which has resulted in greater oppression, death and destruction than any other governing theory man has ever known.  This ‘new’ Socially ‘democratic’ Ideology was specifically framed to pander to the masses by providing the perception of having a voice and cloaked in saccharine promises of ‘Fairness’ and ‘Equality’ while intentionally delivering none of it.  The Rich only wanted to keep their Power… and it worked.

Simply…. Socialism is a self-serving lie perpetuated upon common people who were reacting to hundreds of years of oppression at the hands of the ‘anointed’ and were desperately seeking an alternative.  Sadly, they were sold one.

Criticizing Socialism, the countries that practice it and especially those individuals that advocate it in a modern society…
… is not Racist. It is the Right thing to do.  The fate of humanity depends on it.

Socialism fails every time it’s tried.  It doesn’t matter how you qualify it.  You can call it Democratic, Super Fun or Save the Wome and Children Act… it always ends badly for everyone.

So here we are today.

This poison of Democratic Socialism has infiltrated our government.
These treasonous, and worse…elected, anti-American operatives are so comfortable with their perceived power that they are now being honest about who they really are.  This is good.  For too long we have suffered the incremental move to the left in this country propelled by our elected officials and when pointing it out have been dismissed as fools, idiots and conspiracy-minded bigots.  Well now they’re out in the open and yet again what the last decade has shown us is that there are few conspiracies remaining which have not been proven true all along.

it is to our advantage that these people are feeling secure in their horrific ideas as it becomes easier to see them…

Where are they?

They are the entire Democrat Party (Take a look at the Democrat National Platform and compare it to the platform of Communist Party USA.  You can find both online.) …and an unhealthy part of the Republican Party. They are the bureaucracy we talk about but never seem to confront. They are found in every government office and at every level from city council to federal regulator. They seek and secure any office which has the ability to force individuals to bend to their will.

In the end, whatever race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation they might belong to is irrelevent.
They are enemies of a free people. They are the enemies of our individual rights. And they are enemies of the greatest experiment in self government the world has ever known, The United States of America.


Something Funny About that Electoral College Outrage…

Has anyone noticed the “Abolish the Electoral College!” outrage has all but disappeared?

Do you Wonder Why?

Magically, it seems, the scream for Mob Rule by eliminating the Electoral College is nowhere to be found.  This is because the Democrat Socialist Workers Party (DNC) realizes they may just need it if they’re hoping to defeat Trump and secure the White House.  Any Hope they have of moving the country back to the Left may hinge on the Electoral College.

As a note:  To me, this is always a fun, fascinating and enlightening, event in politics.  Anytime a bunch of insincere hypocrites on either side of the aisle abandon the very messaging they swear are ‘foundational’ principles due to political expediency during election cycles you know there is a reason. To me it’s even more profound and educational than more mundane and expected acts of hipocracy once we elect them.  In other words, the issues at hand are either ‘foundational’ as in pure democracy/mob rule or they are not. Clearly, as demonstrated by the deafening sound of silence from the Democrat Socialist Presidential hopefuls, Abolishing the Electoral College is not. Leaving the destruction of the electoral college on the doorstep of the orphanage simply illustrates the demagoguery.

And that’s funny.

However, here’s the upside to this mysterious vanishing of Electoral College hatred, it will come back.
Pay Attention.
If… If… you start hearing, in a Mass Media kind of way, about getting rid of the Electoral College again, prior to November 3rd, 2020… The Democrats will be admitting Defeat.

Mark my word.

These Socialist Authoritarians will never go away, but I find their sudden honesty refreshing.

Frankly, I think they should embrace their reality and go for it.

EpsteinWeiner 2020!

Sit Down, Shut up!

Mob Rule or Else!

Elections Suck!

Bend Over!

(I’m offering the above campaign slogans free of charge.  Use at will, Lefties.)