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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Highlights of the News

On Monday, the Easter Bunny was briefly the leader of the free world.

He did a better job as he actually led someone.

Bidensitting is a full-time job.

ITEM 1: Breitbart reported, "Sina Weibo, the heavily censored Chinese alternative to banned Twitter, appears to have banned a hashtag that quotes the Chinese national anthem to criticize coronavirus lockdowns. It also appears to have blocked searches for the lyrics to the anthem.

"The banned hashtag is based on the first line of the anthem: 'Stand up! Those who refuse to be slaves!' The line is rendered with several variations in English such as, 'Arise, you who refuse to be slaves!'

"Weibo users reportedly filled the hashtag with complaints about the brutal coronavirus lockdowns imposed on Shanghai and other cities."

So Red China's Twitter is exactly like ours.

Maybe Musk can buy Sina Weibo too.

But locking down 100 million people surely must have reasons beyond covid.

Maybe -- just maybe -- it is a long shot, I know -- Chairman Xi fears a regime change.

ITEM 2: Bloomberg reported, "History suggests that the Federal Reserve will face a difficult task in tightening monetary policy enough to cool inflation without causing a U.S. recession, with the odds of a contraction at about 35% over the next two years, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc."

They are low-balling it.

The only way out of inflation is a recession, and Biden has us headed toward hyper-inflation.

ITEM 3: Just the News reported, "A federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate for air passengers and others mass travelers. 

"The judge, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, said the mandate was unlawful because it exceeded the statutory authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DC and that its implementation violates administrative law."

Trump judge. 35. She was 33 when appointed, the youngest federal judge ever. The year 2062 is looking better because barring tragedy, she will be 75 and still on the bench.

A future White House spokeswoman responded to the ruling.

Some took it harder than others.

Journalists swept in.

A good time was had by all.

Except NYT.

ITEM 4: Jonathan Turley reported, "Special Counsel John Durham continues to drop bombshells in filings in the prosecution of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. Just last week, Durham defeated an effort by Sussmann to dismiss the charges.  He is now moving to give immunity to a key witness while revealing that the claims made by the Clinton campaign were viewed by the CIA as not technically plausible and user created.

"He also revealed that at least five of the former Clinton campaign contractors/researchers have invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to cooperate in fear that they might incriminate themselves in criminal conduct. Finally, Durham offers further details on the involvement of Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias and former British spy Christopher Steele in the alleged false claims."

Arkancide keeps them in line.

Like the mafia they are, deep staters bet that if no one talks, they are all safe.

ITEM 5: Summit News reported, "Comedian and talk host Bill Maher has slammed vaccinated people who refuse to stop wearing face masks, asking if they would keep wearing a condom after sex."

Hahaha.

ITEM 6: Jon Stewart is the Chris Wallace of comedy.

The New York Post reported, "The Problem with Jon Stewart, which launched on AppleTV+ in September, appears to be a flop, as it trails far behind its competitors on broadcast and cable TV, according to Bloomberg.

"The show’s first episode was seen by just 180,000 US homes in the first week it debuted last fall, measurement firm Samba TV said. That number dropped by 78% to 40,000 by its fifth episode, which aired in early March.

"Stewart’s comic rival John Oliver, meanwhile, pulled in viewership of 844,000 US homes for a March episode of his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Samba TV reported."

The problem with Jon Stewart is the title of his show. I cannot think of a worse one.

ITEM 7: TFP reported, "President Joe Biden released his annual Economic Report on Thursday where he mentioned the word gender significantly more than inflation as the country faces the highest prices in over 40 years.

"Biden used the word gender 127 in his economic plan, while he mentioned inflation just 87 times. Meanwhile, the report mentioned inequality 147 times and emissions nearly 100 times."

If I just introduced hyper-inflation to the country. I would change the subject, too.

ITEM 8: Tweets like this are why Libs of Tik Tok keep getting suspended by Twitter.

Telling the truth is a crime in an evil society.

ITEM 9: Post Millennial reported, "Helena Kerschner began taking testosterone at the age of 18. She was lured into the realm of trans ideology, and believing that she was not female, after delving into online fan fiction communities. She spoke to Tucker Carlson, and when a clip of her interview was posted to YouTube, it was taken down for 'violating YouTube's policy on spam, deceptive practices and scams.'

"The video showed a segment of a longer interview Kerschner gave to Carlson about her transition and detransition, what led her down the road of gender identity exploration and questioning, how she found her way out, and what her view on the gender industry is after her experience."

YouTube bans spam, deceptive practices and scams?

Take down Fauci and the CDC then.

ITEM 10: Politico reported, "A Mitch McConnell-aligned super PAC is booking $141 million in fall advertisements to help turn the Senate red, a staggering sum that sets the stage for a vicious battle over the chamber’s control."

Good.

He's doing his job.

ITEM 11: Fox reported, "The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal from several states challenging Congress's cap on state and local taxes that can be deducted from federal taxable income.

"New York led a group including Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland in trying to strike down the 2017 limit known as the SALT cap, which limits people to $10,000 of their state and local property and income taxes that can be deducted. The states argued that the cap improperly encroached on states' taxing ability." 

Taste the SALT-y tears of the blue states.

ITEM 12: Slay reported, "Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has fired back at Twitter’s board of directors, vowing to slash the members’ salaries to zero if his takeover bid succeeds."

They now get $250,000 to $300,000 a year.

You can see why they don't like his offer, which benefits shareholders, not them.

ITEM 13: CNBC reported, "Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticized the company’s board in a series of tweets on Sunday as the group is now tasked with evaluating a takeover bid from billionaire Elon Musk.

"Responding to another Twitter user describing the 'plots and coups' that played out early on in the history of Twitter’s board, Dorsey replied, 'it’s consistently been the dysfunction of the company.'"

He is still on the board. He is Twitter's second largest individual shareholder. He stands to make a billion dollars or so if the board accepts Musk's $54.20 per share offer.

The rest of the board owns almost squat. They don't care.

ITEM 14: WXIN reported, "A Mexican Pizza-sized hole in the diets (and hearts) of Taco Bell fans will soon be filled.

"The taco chain announced that the Mexican Pizza is returning to the menu on May 19 — for good!"

Let the 30-day countdown begin.

I told my kids, there is hope for the return of the McPizza. Sure, it was an atrocity but my kids loved it, and the McDonald's in Spencer, WV, was among the 3 last to serve it in 2017.

ITEM 15: News Busters reported, "On Sunday morning’s Meet the Press, anchor Chuck Todd and his panelists were clearly concerned about some recent polling that shows voters under 35 years old, and Hispanic voters are starting to peel away from Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, which is disastrous news for congressional Democrats this November. 

"Todd was cognizant of this throughout the segment. 'There's one demographic group I want to single out, and it’s voters under 35,' Todd said, noting how they 'have never experienced inflation in their lifetime.'"

Oh they will learn what inflation is.

Then they will learn what recession is.

And this will teach them to never ever believe the media again when it says Orange Man Bad.

FINALLY, the thought for the day.

Boy was that jingle right when it said there's only one thing worse in the universe, that's no Aunt Jemima at all.

But, the return of Mexican Pizza may bring us world peace.

75 comments:

  1. Item 2: “the odds of a contraction at about 35% over the next two years” Inflation and recession are measured by comparing prices to one year ago. So the higher the prices go, the worse the deflation/ contraction will be when the next administration brings prices back to normal. Look forward to the MSM wringing their hands over the next Republican “causing a depression” by lowering prices.

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    1. Randy, if the history of the 1970s and 80s inflation repeats itself, prices will never “return to normal.” At best the increase in prices will merely slow down. The price of Gasoline did actually decline when Reagan deregulated American oil companies, but I recall a time before the Carter Admin when gas at the pump was 25 cents/gal. Never again say the Dems.

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    2. Right you are Jimbo. I’ve begun training my mind for the reality of $4.59/lb ground beef, as fooking ridiculous as that sounds. And WHO’S the party of “the little guy” again?

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    3. Ah, yes… gas wars. Each station kept lowering prices in attempt to have the lowest price on the block. I recall the neighborhood Sunoco station, where the gas jockey set a dial to blend the octane, right in the pump, from the regular and premium tanks. I once drove up in my 1967 Plymouth Valiant, handed him a $5 and said “fill it up.” He said, “It won’t take that much.” Memories!

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    4. Talking about the price of food… I worked part time in the meat department of a grocery store when I was in high school. I recall that chicken cost 25c/lb and a Coke from the machine was a dime, including the 2c deposit on the glass bottle.

      I’m fortunate that since my concession booth is classified as a restaurant, I can shop at restaurant supply outlets. Ground beef in 10# tubes is currently $3.39/lb for 80% or $3.79/lb for 90%. I’m filling my freezer as fast as I can.

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    5. Hate to break it to you, but it was Nixon’s 90 day wage and price freeze that started the rise in gas prices from .29 to a buck a gallon, and before you give me grief, I’m conservative, having grown up with a father who made Prez Reagan look like a a lib.

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    6. The kids aren't going to like what's in store for them.

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    7. Right you are Laker. Nixon did many non-conservative things.

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    8. Nixon Ends Convertibility of U.S. Dollars to Gold and Announces Wage/Price Controls
      August 1971

      100 dollars in 1971 are equivalent to 713.19 dollars in 2022.

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    9. Hate to break it to you, but it was Nixon’s 90 day wage and price freeze that started the rise in gas prices from .29 to a buck a gallon, and before you give me grief, I’m conservative, having grown up with a father who made Prez Reagan look like a a lib.

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    10. Inflation is a monetary phenomenon.
      Ask Paul Volcker.

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    11. Well, it's all about money and it's not a phenomenon that we're paying higher prices. We don't have to ask Paul Volcker. But let's do it anyway to see what he says.

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    12. 1973-1975
      1973 - Arab-Israel War
      - Arab Oil Embargo oil skyrockets
      - Stock Market crashes
      1974 - Deep Recession
      - Another Stock Market crash
      = Nixon resigns
      1975 - Saigon falls

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    13. We are repeating 73-75.
      Still to come are stock market crash, deep recession and Biden resigning.

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    14. You are correct, Laker. Nixon may have been the first RINO, even before the term was invented. He was a Bush president, even before George Bush. Wage and price controls, taking the dollar off the gold standard, and starting the process of normalizing trade with China. Even his paranoia and Watergate break-in was more in line with Democrats than Republicans.

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    15. It sure does look like we are repeating 1973-75. God forbid what comes next.

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    16. Nixon had no choice to take us off gold. Gold was leaving the country at an alarming rate.
      He separated China from the Soviet Union, a spectacular foreign policy achievement.

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    17. Nixon did non conservative things hoping the left would like him. Little good it did.

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    18. There is any point of trying to get leftists to like you. It's a hard lesson to learn but it is necessary to learn. Something the Republicans are still slow to understand.

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    19. Should be: isn't any point...

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  2. Isn't the new syrup named "Aunt Karen's Pancake Syrup"? (asking for a friend)

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  3. ITEM 15: Oh they will learn what inflation is. Then they will learn what recession is.

    I got married when I was 18 and didn’t know a thing about politics. But surviving the Carter administration was a good education. My one bit of advice to those people who have no idea of what can/will happen is to pay off your debts. Do not spend more than you take in.

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    1. Good advice, but with a catch. Pay off your credit card debts, which are variable rate and will surely cost more and more, but let your fixed-rate debt ride. Your 3% car loan and 8% fixed mortgage will be a real deal when interest rates skyrocket. Keep paying them with dollars that are worth increasingly less each month than when the contract was written.

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    2. We paid off everything when we were able because we feared inflation would increase our daily cost of living. And it has.

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    3. It's going to be a world of hurt for a lot of people who didn't ever experience inflation or doing without.

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  4. Finally: “Can't believe we don't have world peace after changing the name on pancake boxes and syrup bottles.” Not to mention clearing the squaw off the butter box and sending Uncle Ben packing. I think they’ve all gone into politics. Aunt Jemima is running for Governor of Georgia. Pocahontas is a senator from Massachusetts. And Uncle Ben, also known as “Spartacus,” is a senator from New Jersey.

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    1. I think the Cream of Wheat man escaped the chopping block. If he goes, world peace will follow.

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    2. The "Stubb's" bar-b-q guy is also a surviver...For now!

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    3. Hahaha Ricardo…also Sweet Baby Ray! If THAT wasn’t invented by a black man then I’m a sonofabitch.

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  5. I was in the workforce during the Carter years. Inflation was bad. There were no shortages of anything on the shelves.

    The Carter years were actually good for me because companies were cutting back on expenditures. I found a niche market of people in large corporations who needed the work done, but couldn't get it done in house. I was able to do the work cheaper than in house employees, so I started a company that lasted until the Obama "Great Recovery". #sarcasm

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  6. You called the McPizza “an atrocity.” 🤣🤣🤣 That’s PFF Big D.

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    1. We loved the McPizzas. I never understood why they were discontinued.

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    2. Everything from McDonald's is a Mctrocity.

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    3. Kids loved their pizzas and I liked them better than the burgers.

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  7. #10 The turtle hasn’t done his job for at least twenty years, to busy working for China and the demoncrats.

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  8. ITEM 6: The trouble with the title is grammatical -- singular "Problem," rather than plural "Problems."

    ITEM 8: This is an example of the evolution of grooming.

    ITEM 10: Note that the story reads that R's have budgeted $27M for NC and the D's $0.

    ITEM 13: Dorsey sees the handwriting, and signals his spinelessness.

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  9. re: The Easter Bunny. Brandon is lost and demented. But let's not forget he was a vicious loud mouth as well as grifter. The fact that the Easter Bunny had to lead him around is well deserved.

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  10. People might be going hungry in Shanghai, but they will not get their freedom. They live in a Communist dictatorship and that is not going to change. Will Xi be replaced? It is possible because a zero COVID strategy is not working there and all he can do is try to inflict yet more damage on our economies. The best thing we can do is decouple from China and treat them like the pariah they are on the world stage.

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    1. shanghai is the dream of every deepstater, Democrat, RINO and MSM talking head.
      But first you have to take the guns.
      Molon Labe.

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  11. 10. Maybe the pac is pushing for more 'R' wins, but who're the R's going to support? Mitch or the American people?

    I found a good opinion piece in American Thinker that beautifully details why Mitch needs to be replaced.
    A prime example was the pigmented being with mammories (hey, I'm not a biologist either. I'm not sure if it's even human)
    Yeah, we all knew he/she/it/other was going to get the job, but Assclown Mitch didn't even try to keep the republicans unanimous in a No vote.

    Article below...

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/04/why_mitch_mcconnell.html

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    1. His time is over and he needs to be replaced. He is worse than a RINO.

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    2. I am guessing they won’t run ads for the MAGA candidates.

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  12. #2 -- Is Brandon is even in control? I doubt it. We are headed for hyperinflation and likely a recession. But, hey, no mean tweets.

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  13. #3 Mask mandate: It's hard to tell reality from satire these days. Just ask the Babylon Bee.

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  14. #8 I am guessing that the people who are pushing this inappropriateness and weirdness on families don't have kids. If they do, they are unfit parents.

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  15. #13 - Strip the board members of their salaries. That will get them in line. I don't know if Musk will succeed and do better. But in the meantime, decamp Twitter. Starve it of free content.

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  16. Item 11: Whining by the same people that are always complaining the rich don't pay their fair share.

    "... The states argued that the cap improperly encroached on states' taxing ability."

    The cap is encroaching on the tax and spenders staying in office.

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    1. Those states can still tax their own residents and they will be the only ones being screwed. SALT prevents them from passing their pain onto the rest of us.

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  17. Item 14: Taco Bell screwed up the return of the Enchirito what makes you believe they won’t screw up the Mexican Pizza return?

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  18. Item 14: Taco Bell screwed up the return of the Enchirito what makes you believe they won’t screw up the Mexican Pizza return?

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  19. Where does Twitter get the money to pay its board of directors? How does it generate revenue? Do they accept donations? Saw something the other day which suggested Twitter was a covert operation of the government. It makes sense. Wouldn't it be something if it turned out Twitter was being financed by the fed for the sole purpose of controlling the flow of information and shaping public opinion? Kind of like what was done with the news outlets, paid millions by the fed to push the vaccine and oppress its harmful effects. The fed wouldn't do something so fascistic. Would it?

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    1. I still don't know how Twitter makes its money. Selling personal information? Media have starved themselves of revenue by giving away their content for free on Twitter.

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  20. Flight attendants pulled off their masks and sneezed directly into their hands while screaming “this is MAGA airspace”. Jared Rabel @JradRabel

    Obvious BS. Fake news.
    This guy deliberately confuses himself with the real Jared Rabel @jareb_rabel, who describes himself as a libertarian/classical liberal

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    1. Flight Attendant Breaks Into Tears As She Gets to Take Off Her Mask For the First Time in Two Years (VIDEO)

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    2. Trolling the NYT journo. And it worked.

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  21. 3 - I still don’t want to fly. But thankfully, the nightmare is over. The NYT is hardest hit.

    6 - I never watched Jon Stewart,
    But like most late night liberal “comics”, they are only funny if their writers are funny. They just deliver the lines. His writers probably suck.

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    1. #3 was an absolute Da Vinci of Trolling. Hook, line and sinker..

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    2. You said it, Douglas DC! LOL.

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  22. #10 Mitch only supports RINO's who tow the the line for him. He states he supports candidates who can win but that is just BS.
    He's doing his job for himself, not for America.

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    1. He is doing the will of the people who pay him the most. Probably Red China.

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  23. Now that Easter is over, Harvey will take over as The Drooling Moron's keeper.

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  24. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    Masthead: Her name is Meaghan Hays.

    1: Maybe -- just maybe -- it is a long shot, I know -- Chairman Xi fears a regime change.

    Actually, he is very afraid.

    4: Eventually, somebody talks. Valachi did.

    7: Inflation. of course, is cisgender male.

    10: For the first time since 1/6/20.

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  25. #4:
    Hans Mahncke @HansMahncke
    A lot of Republicans also told us otherwise. Without GOP buy-in into the Russiahoax, there'd have been no Mueller. Worst of all, this wasn't Brennan's CIA. Pompeo's CIA knew it was a hoax. Yet, nobody ever said a word. Instead, they let Trump be persecuted and America be divided.

    Jeff Carlson @themarketswork
    Sure is strange that Pompeo's CIA knew Sussmann's allegations were a hoax in early 2017 - and he said nothing.
    And that later, Pompeo, as head of the State Department, again said nothing when an April 2020 State Dept email said that Covid almost certainly originated in a lab.

    https://twitter.com/themarketswork/status/1516398403302817796

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  26. Finally: We have Cousin T's pancakes by Terrence K. Williams.

    https://cousints.com/

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