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Jun 6, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

love bonnie's eartip and her slow blink. rescue and community cats are the best!

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Jun 3, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/thinking-doubly-hard-about-george-orwell

You no doubt will find little new here, M. Sim, but I found a couple things I didn't know and this article was unexpected. imo, GO would not consider himself a "Socialist" today, but if he still considered himself "of the left" I suppose he might.

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Bookmarked for when I have time, thank you!!

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Cats? I wrote the sequel to 101 uses for a dead cat

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Grrr, growls Natasha, the cat-loving-border-collie.

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Since the average border collie is twice as smart as the average human (except for progressives, for whom I'm too tired to work out the scientific notation), I shall have to reconsider.

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No need! She is quite accepting of differing viewpoints and loves humans even more (except progressives, her being so well-read and all). She is just over-protective (for real!) of her kitty, Boris.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Good to see Gangster back hangin’ with the pack!

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something about your feet reminded of Wallace and Gromit!

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*clueless*

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

The 3 powers, lol!

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May 30, 2023·edited May 30, 2023

SC - Glad to see them so happy, it just doesn't get any better. Have you ever been to Poughkeepsie? https://youtu.be/ZvvlFocf6LU?t=95

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

The two-cat video is good but it wasn't great until you added the 'proposing' punchline!

But it's really important to clarify that the gov't doesn't have the legal ability (according to the Supreme Court) to print money, only coin it. That literal interpretation means that all money is printed or, mostly, appears as a digital signifier created by the cartel of private bankers called the Fed. For us to get back control of money locally requires knowing this.

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Article I Legislative Branch

Section 10 Powers Denied States

Clause 1 Proscribed Powers

No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Yes, denying States the power to coin their own money, as they had as colonies prior to the 1764 Currency Act, was the reason the Constitution was initiated to overturn the crowd-sourced Articles of Confederation. The only thing given to the people in return for losing State sovereignty was post offices, postal roads and patent protection (not really for the people).

But then with the Federal Reserve Act, this power was taken away from the so-called Federal Gov't (not really federal).

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It's not Federal, and there's no Reserve.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

You’ve officially been marked by Bonnie!

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It looks like Cattopotomus got a hair cut? Superb videos!

These three are night time pals for sure.

I love the government branches meme and the Happy birthday one was great!

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Yes she's so fat she can't even groom herself properly 😕(We got her that way)

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

I'm smiling from ear to ear! That vid of kids sign languaging to janitor is the Best.Medicine.Ever. Thank you so much!

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

That second meme is exactly on point. Also, I like Cattapotamous. Our chonk is Fluffalo.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Or sometimes Chachonka.

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LOL!!!

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May 30, 2023·edited May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

That gun meme is too true to be funny. Our former minister of justice, Morgan Johansson (nicknamed "the evil dwarf" even in his own party, the Socialist Democrats, due to him being a wicked little runt barely 155 cm/5'1" when wearing shoes) infamously stated just two or three years ago when an actual journalist managed to put a question about what people are to do against robberies, home invasions et cetera:

"Well, they'll have to fend for themselves, the police can't be everywhere."

(This from a man who's made sure that more police work in admin capacities than in the field.)

The follow-up qustion about if that meant clarifying how our self-defence law is to be interpreted/implemented and if non-lethal self-defence weapons would be legalised was answered with a vigorous "No, absolutely not!"

All the while being surrounded by four armed secret service agents...

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You've just touched on the focus of my next article! :)

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It was these past three years that finally made me believe in our Second Amendment as a wise, necessary and inviolable thing. Nothing else could've done it. All my adult life I was scornful of them crazy survivalist prepper types. I owe them one hell of a humble shamefaced apology.

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Thank you.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

We accept your apology! Now get busy, and prepare for the worst (and hope for the best) like the rest of us crazy right wing extremist nut jobs! We call it insurance.

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Or "common sense".

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Best I'll be able to do is grow some more basil on my windowsill. But taking my past as prologue, if I go down, I'll go down fighting.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

In case you need another thing to be angry about, here's some information on Warren vs. DC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

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Oh, I'm not angry per se, not more than usual Krakatoan simmer, no worries! We're currently "mellan hägg och syrén" here, meaning the brief period when Spring gives way to Summer (literally "between Mayday tree and lilac") so I'm rather content.

We actually have a quite decent self-defence law when you look at how it is written down. Any amount of force may be legal, depending on circumstance; problem is that the politicised courts and the politcians manning the court system (as we have no division between branches at all, the executive, legislative and judiciary are one and the same - Democracy! Woot woot woot!) tend to "Monday morning quarterback" when judging if the amount and type of force used was within the law.

There's even a requisite for excusing excessive force if the defending person could rightly be said to be in a life-or-death panic mode.

However, our politicos are deathly afraid of "people's justice" so they generally err on the side of pitying the criminal instead. One case concerning a man I know very well is this:

He was out with friends and an ex-boyfriend to one of his girl friends' friends saunters over, posse in tow. An altercation commences and the ex-boyfriend starts slapping his ex-girlfriend. So this man I know steps in and roughs the abusive asswipe up a little, nothing much - just giving him a few good lavettes (swedish slang for heavy slaps, it means gun-carriage and comes from the time the recoiling cannon would slap you silly if you were in the wrong place).

The asswipe proceeds to escalate and his taken down and out: the guy lifted him, turned him over and did a piledriver into the asphalt.

Excessive force, because he wasn't the initially assaulted party. 4 months in prison. The asswipe got nothing for slapping the girl, because he was beat up.

I'm (sadly) sure the US is rife with similar stories, guns or no guns.

Johansson is so pathetic you can't even work up a proper anger about him or his ill deeds. The one time he dared to debate on live television, he made demands of the state TV-channel.

The most important one was that the desk be placed so his foot-stool wouldn't be visibleon camera. Otherwise he would have had the desk's edge right under his chin. 🤣

See, he didn't realise it would be obvious to everyone that he was standing on top of something - his theatrics just made it /more/ obvious and embarassing. Think "Dukakis-and-the-tank"-photo embarassing.

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Whenever someone makes the argument that citizens don't need firearms for self-defense because we have the police, I send them Warren vs. DC.

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Yeah, as all americans should. Doesn't this just say it all:

"the duty to provide public services is owed to the public at large, and, absent a special relationship between the police and an individual, no specific legal duty exists"

So why not defund and abolish the police? Let citizens' militias do the job instead since that's what the court implicitly said: that the police only have a /duty/ to intervene when a special relationship exists. I fekking gu-ar-an-tee you stuff like the looting and rioting from the past years would be wiped out in an instant.

A BLM-mob of spearchucking thugs attacking a gated community? "Brrrt" goes the solution. Antifa and "professor bikelock" assaulting a mom & pop-store meets 9mm parabellum means "blam blam thank you ma'am", end of problem.

I'm sick to the gills of criminals ruling the roost. It matters not one jot if the suit they wear is of the track or Armani variety.

Ought to be, first offence is a stern warning and make good the victim's loss. Second offence is minimum offive years hard labour o fthe work-or-starve variety. Third offence is either the rope or life in a fenced-in and surveiled self-sustaining Kibbutz in a desolate area.

Instead, we get child rapists who "deserve asecond chance"... >sound of steel on whetstone<

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No spoilers!!!!!!

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have ice cream. give to criminals. hope it goes well?

Johansson: rules for thee, but not for me!

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Wonderful, all of them! That Bonnie is the cutest thing! G is looking good and the Cattopotamus looks pettable but quite a lapful. Persephone is about that size; I call her "Catzilla" when she flops down on my pillow. She caught a mouse today. Yuck. I couldn't get it away from her. Double yuck! I enjoyed the videos but that kid explaining the branches' powers was too good - I copied it so I can share it. (If you don't mind. Does one ask permission to share memes?) I think Bonnie used to belong to someone. She doesn't act feral. Chloe was feral - very few people have seen her. She's very sweet but only to me.

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May 30, 2023·edited May 30, 2023Author

A couple (few?) years ago Cattopotamus caught a mouse and was batting it to and fro. With a giant swat the poor thing went skidding out into the hallway and I lost track of it.

The next day I couldn't find a little mouse body so I was a little confused.

Cattopotamus then proceeds to pull the poor thing out of a box she had trapped him in, and bat him around until he was dead.

She may be fat, but Cattopotamus is stone cold.

Edit: Bonnie runs away from everybody but me, even when people are trying to feed her.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

😮

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

One of our cats brought a bird inside once. I had to corral the cat while my husband spoke soothingly to the bird while taking it back outside. It was freaked out, but fine. The mouse, on the other hand, didn't fare as well.

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May 30, 2023Liked by SimulationCommander

Videos have me smiling ear to ear.

Watch your toes...they look like grasshoppers to me.

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Oh, you've met our cat. Silly beast has a great deal of difficulty differentiating between like objects. Like knitting needles and fingers. Or toes and mice.

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