Memorial Day – Bugler’s Holiday

 

We remember all those who have given so much so that we may have a day with friends and family. It seems fitting to honor the humble “Bugler Boy.”

Here is presented “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson, composed in 1954. This is the original version played by Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops Orchestra’

 

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – Harlem Nocturne

A cold wet dreary weekend here so far. A bit of the blues for a Sunday Respite.

Earle Hagen’s beautiful composition – ” Harlem Nocturne ” written by Earl Hagen (music) and Dick Rogers (lyrics) in 1939. Saxophone performance – Song-Hoon Ko.

I suggest watching it in full screen.

Wishing you a day with much Peace.

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals rule this week.

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That’s all folks. Have a great day.

Netflix- their secret codes – find thousands of hidden movies

Netflix’s secret codes to their genres and sub genres to thousands of hidden movies that you otherwise will be unlikely to find. You will need a regular Netflix membership. It’s Friday, a holiday weekend and time to crank up the old T.V and take a look at streaming some great films.

In 2017 B-ville posted links to Netflix’s secret algorithms. By going to the link below and removing the XXXX and inserting the digits of your favorites genres, sub-genres out pops a list that you can’t come up with otherwise. It has been some years since the post. I checked out a number of codes and appears to be still working for the most part.

Interested in a good war movie and want to see your options? Log in and click on Military Action & Adventure (2125)

Netflix’s incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from “Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s” to “Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life”.

The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users’ viewing habits to recommend exactly what a particular user is into, number in the tens of thousands.

How it works

If you’re logged into Netflix, enter http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX  but

“XXXX” is a series of digits – 1089 is “Mind-bending Movies”, for example.

Movies directed by Otto Preminger. 3000: Dramas Starring Sylvester Stallone. 5000. Critically-Acclaimed Crime Movies from the 1940s. 20000. Mother-Son Movies from the 1970s. There were a lot of blanks in the data, but the entries extended into the 90,000s.

Not all numbers will result in a subgenre, and given Netflix’s ever-changing algorithms, they might move around every now and then, while there may be regional differences meaning that some codes don’t work.

NetFlix streaming by alternate genres (main list) – I will make it easy! Click below:

If you have a few bucks to spare you can also rent an Amazon flick. One of my favorite war themed films is “Taking Chance.”

During a White House press briefing on Thursday, General Kelly — whose son was killed in action in 2010 — spoke about his personal connection with the 2009 film. Taking Chance tells the story of volunteer military escort Lt. Col. Michael Strobl accompanying the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps back to his hometown.

“A very, very good movie is Taking Chance. Chance Phelps was killed under my command right next to me. It’s worth seeing that if you’ve never seen it,” he said. “That’s the process.”

Inspired by the true story of the United States Marine who volunteered to escort the remains of a nineteen year old soldier who was killed in Iraq to his small hometown in remote Wyoming, “Taking Chance” stars Kevin Bacon in the feature directorial debut of Oscar-nominated producer Ross Katz. Lance Corporal Chance Phelps (USMC) was just nineteen years old when he was killed during active duty. Now, as Lance Corporal Phelps is prepared for his final journey back home, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl (USMC) (Bacon) makes it his personal mission to ensure that his fallen brother is laid to rest with the proper respect. As the journey begins, Lieutenant Colonel Strobl gains a greater appreciation of the sacrifices made in war than ever before. The film was selected for showing at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and premiered on HBO on February 21, 2009.

The trailer:

 

Watch Taking Chance | Prime Video – Amazon.com

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

China Joe counting on other countries for electric vehicle materials

Apparently we haven’t learned anything about being self sufficient regarding raw materials. With the semiconductor shortage as I reported last week being a prime example. Let’s make sure we are dependent on the world for materials needed to produce all these wonderful electric cars. Recall first:

Silicon Chip Shortage Leads To Food Shortage: Dealers Halt Equipment Shipments To Farmers

Gelsinger said U.S. dominance in the chip industry had dropped so much that only 12% of the world’s semiconductor manufacturing is made in the U.S., down from 37% about 25 years ago.

“And anybody who looks at supply chain says, ‘That’s a problem.’ This is a big, critical industry and we want more of it on American soil: the jobs that we want in America, the control of our long-term technology future,” he said. the worldwide shortage of computer chips will impact all aspects of agriculture for the next two years and beyond… farm equipment manufacturers have halted shipments to dealers because they don’t have the chips to put in the equipment… not only have combine, planter, tillage, and tractor sales been impacted, but even ATV supplies are limited. Parts, even non-electric parts, are also in short supply because the manufacturers of those parts use the chips in the manufacturing process. As farmers integrate technology into all aspects of the farming process, these highly sophisticated semiconductors have become the backbone of almost every farming operation.”

Pirates Cove:

Exclusive-Biden looks abroad for electric vehicle metals, in blow to U.S. miners

Electric vehicleU.S. President Joe Biden will rely on ally countries to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on processing them domestically into battery parts, part of a strategy designed to placate environmentalists, two administration officials with direct knowledge told Reuters.

The plans will be a blow to U.S. miners who had hoped Biden would rely primarily on domestically sourced metals, as his campaign had signaled last autumn, to help fulfill his ambitions for a less carbon-intensive economy.

Rather than focus on permitting more U.S. mines, Biden’s team is more focused on creating jobs that process minerals domestically into electric vehicle (EV) battery parts, according to the people.

Such a plan would help cut U.S. reliance on industry leader China for EV materials while also enticing unions with manufacturing work and, in theory, reduce pandemic-fueled unemployment.

Better yet, under the approach, the United States would rely on Canada, Australia and Brazil – among others – to produce most of the critical raw materials needed, while it competes for higher-value jobs turning those minerals into computer chips and batteries, according to the two sources.

Bonus for those who prefer a visual of shortages:

Chip shortage: Ford trucks piling up at Kentucky Speedway

Visual of gas shortage which happens when no longer energy independent.

Gas Line

“Gas Line” by billums is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Another great day in the swamp. Thanks and more at Pirates Cove

George Will: GOP terrified of its own voters

 

Of course the GOP is more than happy to sell out Orange Man to the Dems with a 9/11 type investigation into January 6. Susan Collins and Romney are on board. More interesting is how George Will spins this on “This Week” on Sunday with George Stephanopoulos. Let’s keep the charade of January 6 alive until 2022. Meanwhile the GOP expresses little interest in the mayhem and murder Antifa and BLM are perpetrating. 

This Week:

Republican leadership in the House and Senate — and Trump — came out against the proposed commission. Collins, as one of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump, is one of the most likely “yes” votes on the GOP side, but that small group of Republicans is already differing from their House counterparts with North Carolina’s Richard Burr coming out against the bill, even though he voted to convict Trump in the impeachment trial.

However, the Maine senator told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos she’s “optimistic.

Just a few years ago… recall 2016?

Trump Inaugural

 

The so called “terror” just might be sending all of these GOPers Reps packing.

Volume up! Looks like a dangerous crowd to me don’t you think. Of course this is after the police invited them in but I already discussed that.

 

U.S. Capitol Police Gave Protesters OK To Enter Capitol

Rumble — In this short clip, Capitol Police officer Keith Robishaw warns protesters—including “Q shaman” Jacob Chansley—inside the Capitol Building on January 6 against using violence. Chansley and another protester are then seen instructing other protesters to be nonviolent as they exercise their right to assemble.

A newly-obtained video shows United States Capitol Police officers speaking with several January 6 protestors—including Jacob Chansley, the so-called “Q shaman”—inside the Capitol that afternoon.

One officer, identified in the video and confirmed by charging documents as Officer Keith Robishaw, appears to tell Chansely’s group they won’t stop them from entering the building. “We’re not against . . . you need to show us . . . no attacking, no assault, remain calm,” Robishaw warns. Chansley and another protestor instruct the crowd to act peacefully. “This has to be peaceful,” Chansley yelled. “We have the right to peacefully assemble.”

Watch:

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Biden Fauci Vaccine Town Hall starts out with a bang – Man asks about skin care

Joe Biden and Dr. Fauci held a YouTube town hall on Covid-19 vaccination Monday. No one watched. The first question though is worth tuning in for a moment. Better yet we get to hear from Karine Jean-Pierre. Originally scheduled to be Kamela’s Chief of staff, apparently she has landed in the communications department as “Principle Deputy Press Officer.” Why should you care? Previously, Jean-Pierre, served as national public affairs officer for “progressive” policy advocacy group MoveOn.org.

Billed as a Haitian Lesbian political powerhouse.

File:Karine Jean-Pierre at BookExpo (05336).jpg
CC BY-SA 4.0 

She fits more boxes as well. Jean-Pierre, a Lesbian, a Haitian-American political campaign organizer, activist, political commentator. Once again, we get one of the tired and poor, more of the huddled masses not yearning to be free. She rails about her plight and Haiti but then is more than happy to turn our little piece of heaven into the same cess pool she came out of. I had my eye on her since day one. Let’s take a look again at her but first the star of the show. Manny Mua. Try to hang for a couple of minutes of it. He asks the important question of the day. Skin care.

Now our gal.

For a refresher on Moveon, lest we forget, back in 2016:From Jewish Business News

George Soros Founded Moveon.Org Takes Responsibility For Violent Donald Trump Protest – Promises More Protests Are To Come

Sources:  Lgbtq Nation

MoveOn praised the selection.

“Karine is a talented and fiercely intelligent individual who has worked to advance progressive values, candidates and policies throughout her entire career,” MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting wrote in an email to the Bay Area Reporter. “Her appointment as chief of staff to our next vice president during this campaign is a testament to her level of skill and dedication. MoveOn members are proud of Karine and confident that she will make the Biden and Harris campaign to be the best it can be.”

Notes from the clip from the way back machine:

Karine Jean-Pierre MPA ’03 is the chief public affairs officer for MoveOn, an NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and a SIPA lecturer. Her memoir, “Moving Forward,” chronicles her experiences growing up in New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House.

Don’t cut her short. We just got 100k plus new Haitian neighbors. Anyone want to bet no one is going back? No doubt one of her achievements and George Soros.

 
Biden administration grants humanitarian protections to Haitians in the US
 
CNN) — The Biden administration on Saturday granted humanitarian protection for Haitians in the United States, allowing an estimated 100 thousand.

BuzzFeed was the first to report on the decision.

The decision was met with praise from advocates and applauded by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez.

 

“As Haiti passes through an acute political and security crisis and faces enduring humanitarian challenges, this decision provides urgently needed protections for eligible Haitians in the United States,” the New Jersey Democrat said in a statement.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the move “welcome news” in a Saturday evening statement and pushed for immigration reform.

 

The best of the swamp today.

Just what is “Progressivism?”

by Mustang

The word “progressive” has been so overused in the past thirty years that no one today is quite sure what it means.  In the 18th century Immanuel Kant defined progress as being a movement away from barbarism toward civilization.

Immanuel Kant (Prussian philosopher, 1724-1804)

Immanuel Kant

It included, of course, advances in science, technology, economic development, and social organization.  It evolved from the Industrial Era, a belief that economic inequities impeded social progress.  The argument was adopted almost entirely by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, two clever men who discovered how easy it was to divide societies for their purposes.

As with many words, “progressivism” has had many meanings.  In the early 20th century, American progressivism began as an intellectual rebellion against Constitutionalism, whereby enumerated powers limit government authority.  No modern progressive respects the Constitution, which has become the crux of socio-political disagreement in the 21st Century.  After Theodore Roosevelt, progressivism became identified with eugenics — the notion that human populations can be improved by excluding inferior groups and promoting people of “superior” quality.  No political party embraced this concept more than American Democrats and German Fascists.  Thankfully, we’ve managed to rid ourselves of the German Fascists; we remain plagued with Democrats, however.

More recently, American Democrats have cloaked their long-held belief of racial superiority within their demand for public policies that guarantee socio-political supremacy.  Claiming to represent the interests of “ordinary people,” modern progressives insist on more government control of nearly every aspect of American lifestyles, including the economy.  The juxtaposition, of course, is that progressives claim to champion the ordinary man while at the same time harboring deep resentment for populists.

Populists are the people who cling to their Bibles and their guns, who deeply resent the progressive elitists because of their haughty assertions that they know what is best for everyone else.  Populists passionately detest progressives because of their overwhelming repudiation of Constitutionalism and their embrace of communism/Marxism.  Mind you, many populists suffered the loss of loved ones and relatives who were combat veterans in wars against communism.

Despite two hundred years of “progress,” our world has not become a better place.  One would think that after two world wars (and numerous lesser-sized conflicts, albeit equally deadly to those who participated in them), Americans might at least have learned a few lessons.  For instance, progressive-minded people might have learned something from the collapse of the Soviet Union; they might have learned something about communism from the millions of innocent dead who were the victims of communism.  But — no.

No sensible person today anxiously embraces the horror of what communism presented to the world — which, I think, is my point.  We today find ourselves confronting a long line of irrational human beings, utterly incapable of knowing, much less understanding the essential elements of enlightened thought.  We must understand this, of course, in the context of their deep commitment to communism, where such things as freedom of speech, association, religion are as abhorrent to them as gulags and firing squads are to ordinary people.  There may be rational progressives, somewhere, but if there are, they have become grossly overshadowed by the supremely ignorant, foolish, and absurd.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands at the head of that line.

But at least now we know the enemy — which is the right word to use.  They are not “opposition,” as in polite discourse.  They are a dangerous enemy, but it is the civilized process of electioneering that must defeat them.  We can, of course, shoot them in self-defense, but we must not deny them their right to have an opinion or express it — no more than they are entitled to refuse populists their Constitutional rights, as established in the Bill of Rights.  But what must change are the people we choose to represent the American point of view in Congress.

First, however, we must know what the American point of view is, and then we must find people capable of articulating it.  The Republican Party no longer measures up to even our lowest expectations.  The Democrats have not embraced American values since 1828.  We must find a different way.

What say you, citizens of Bunkerville?

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Sunday Respite – Auberge

We have had a couple of “hot summer days” here and this work by Chris Rea comes to mind. Time to get on the road. I am a big fan of his, and thought this music along with the art work by Alan Fearnley would be a good pick for today. Those who enjoy cars will find this especially interesting. This should get our toes tapping and up and moving.

Chris Rea – Auberge. Auberge (a French word meaning “inn”) is an album by Chris Rea, released in 1991. All paintings featured in this video are from Alan Fearnley.

Notes: Chris Rea is synonymous with historic motor sport, as a racer and as a film maker with his movie, “La Passione”. Chris Rea describes his film as “various fantasies of Italy and Ferraris set to music” so it’s a mix of his own real passions: music, cars and Italy.

I suggest watching this in full screen. For politics page down or check out top picks listed on the right side of the page.

Wisihing you a wonderful day with much Peace.

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals rule this week.

For politics page down and/or check top posts at the right side of the page.  Page may take a few seconds to load. Check for Sound!

 

 

 

 

That’s all folks. Have a wonderful day.

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