September 24, 2020

75th WW II Victory D. C. Flyover,
Friday, Sept. 25, 8:30am PDT, live-streamed!
Credit: Arsenal of Democracy

Arsenal of Democracy Friday

75th World War II Victory Commemoration Flyover

Click here to live stream.

“Approximately 70 World War II aircraft will take to the skies over Washington D.C. on September 25th. Starting at 11:30am ET [8:30am PT], these historically sequenced warbird formations will fly over the Washington Mall in two minute intervals. The formations will represent the War’s major battles concluding with a missing man formation,” quoting Arsenal of Democracy. Read more

Event Organizers: General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATC), International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and Commemorative Air Force (CAF).

Blogger Klein is a long-time member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and flew in B-29 Fifi over Yelm in 2014.

September 24, 2020

* Nearly 500 national security leaders urge voters to replace Trump,
* Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden,
* Judge: Eric Trump must give NY deposition by Oct. 7!

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Credit: An Open Letter to America

Editor’s note: This story exclaims America has a democratic emergency:

Breaking News:

NBC: National security leaders, including former Trump aides, back Biden

“When nearly 500 national security leaders, including 22 retired four-star military officers, urge voters to replace a president with his rival, it matters.”

Click here for the document: “AN OPEN LETTER TO AMERICA


How Trump fell out of love with his generals, and why the feeling is mutual

Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden

Ron Johnson Senate probe flops, actually reinforces impeachment findings

Judge: Eric Trump must give NY deposition before election, by Oct. 7

At 200,000 coronavirus fatalities, U.S. hits Trump’s upper limit for doing ‘a very good job’

Trump refusing to leave office is not a fantasy, because he’s doing everything to make it real

Trump suggests protesters at his rallies aren’t safe

Fears mount over hackers targeting the 2020 U.S. presidential election

DeVos under investigation for potentially violating Hatch Act because of Fox News interview

Allegations of racism have marked Trump’s presidency and become key issue as election nears

Democrats call for declassifying election threats after briefing by Trump officials

WaPo: Democratic House chairs: Here’s how we can protect democracy from a lawless president

Trump has not been an honest broker on Palestinian statehood, Saudi prince says

Chad Wolf’s wife’s consulting firm got $6 million in DHS contracts the year after he joined agency

Donald Trump is lashing out at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after they advocated for people to register to vote during Tuesday’s Voter Registration Day

‘Joe shares our values’: Cindy McCain endorses Biden, citing military family members

NYT’s Michael S. Schmidt: The story of how Trump chose children over country — and the men who tried to stop him

September 24, 2020

* Orca Tahlequah gave birth to a boy calf,
* Trudeau: Canada already in second wave of coronavirus,
* Winter Is Coming — How to Stop a Second Wave of COVID-19 here!
Naturalist and photographer Sara Hysong-Shimazu of Maya’s Legacy captured photographic evidence that Tahlequah’s new calf is a boy.
Credit: Pacific Whale Watch Association


+ McClatchy: It’s a boy! Orca Tahlequah gives birth off the Washington coast after losing calf in 2018

+ The Olympian: Thurston schools can slowly reopen to in-person learning, county Health Officer says

+ NVN: Yelm Mayor Proposes Lowering Water Rates

+ The Olympian: Thurston Sheriff John Snaza appeals recall decision to WA Supreme Court

+ NVN: Yelm’s D&D Computers Reaches 25 Years in Business

+ JOLT News: Thurston Jail population shrunk during pandemic

+ JOLT News: Thurston Community Media Wins National Awards

+ South Sound Business: Thursday’s Upcoming Thurston Webinar to Give Updates on Child Care, Retail, Unemployment

+ NBC News: Misery on Main Street: Covid-19 takes a toll on U.S. small businesses [Ed. note: This did not have to occur if only Trump invoked a national plan.]

+ The Texas Tribune: A ceremonial resolution honoring the life of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg failed in the Senate on Tuesday after U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz objected to language his Democratic counterparts added noting her dying wish that a successor not be chosen until after the presidential inauguration early next year. [Ed. note: How pathetic that partisan politics can’t be put aside to honor one of them most broadly respected and influential justice of our times.]


Most voters worry Trump is trying to release coronavirus vaccine too quickly, to help his reelection, polls say

Massive genetic study shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread

‘No way in hell’: Some wary parents won’t vaccinate kids, setting up future school showdowns

‘You are not listening:’ Fauci loses patience with Rand Paul in Senate COVID hearing

Trudeau: Canada already in second wave of coronavirus

Winter Is Coming — How to Stop a Second Wave of COVID-19“Telling the truth never causes panic”

September 23, 2020

National Alpaca Farm Days in Yelm this weekend!

Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill and La Vida Alpaca
Credit: Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill and La Vida Alpaca

National Alpaca Farm Days at La Vida Alpaca in Yelm

Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill and La Vida AlpacaYelm, Washington

Meet the alpacas of La Vida Alpaca in Yelm and celebrate all things alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days. We will be open from 10:00 – 4:00 on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday September 27th, 2020.

La Vida Alpaca and Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill 15631 159th Ln SE Yelm, WA 98597 360-894-1273

Start Date:Sep 26, 2020
End Date:Sep 27, 2020
Start Time:10:00 AM
End Time:4:00 PM
Organized by:Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill and La Vida Alpaca
Address:15631 159th Ln SE
Yelm, WA 98597

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September 23, 2020

* Fall’s first heavy rains today thru the weekend,
* Boeing gearing up for 787 move to South Carolina,
* U.S. 200,000+ coronavirus death just ‘the tip of the iceberg’ – cases on the rise!
“A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining” [until climate change tipping point is reached]
Metronome and its Climate Clock, soon after it was activated.
Credit: Jeenah Moon for The New York Times


+ Tacoma News- Tribune: Fall is here, and it’s bringing the first heavy rain of the season

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Issues guidance for miscellaneous venues under Safe Start Washington

+ Airliner Watch: Boeing gearing up for 787 move to South Carolina

+ JOLT News: Thurston County seeks feedback on climate mitigation plan

+ JOLT News: County seeking to fund historic preservation projects

+ The Seattle Times: New tool shows economic impact of COVID-19 across Washington state

+ South Sound Business: LeMay Car Museum Reopens This Week with Enhanced Safety Protocols


FBI Warns ‘Foreign Actors’ Could Use Lengthy Time For Mail-In Election Results To Undermine Credibility

Judge: Postal Service must process election mail on time

18-Year-Old Indigenous Climate Activist Fights to Save Arctic Wildlife Refuge

How long until it’s too late to save Earth from climate disaster? This NYC clock is counting down.

QAnon Is Like a Game—a Most Dangerous Game – The conspiracy theory has the best attributes of a multiplatform game, except that it can cause harm in the real world.

QAnon Conspiracy Theory Is Exactly What Fueled Nazi Germany, Genocide Scholar Says


Coronavirus pandemic won’t have a ‘fairy tale ending’ even with a vaccine, ex-CDC director warns

The University of Washington predicts the overall U.S. [virus death] toll will double to 400,000

Anthony Fauci calls 200,000 pandemic death toll ‘sobering, and in some respects, stunning’

Despite Claims, Trump Rarely Uses Wartime Law in Battle Against COVID

Wisconsin declares new public health emergency after surge in coronavirus cases among young people

Walmart rolling back two of its COVID-19 precautions as customer behaviors change

Operation Warp Speed advisers held investments in COVID vaccine firms, records show

U.S. Public Now Divided Over Whether To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC issues Halloween guidance, discourages traditional trick-or-treating

Warp Speed Vaccine Will Be Shielded From Liability

The U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 200,000, and it’s just ‘the tip of the iceberg’ – 21% of all confirmed Covid-19 deaths around the world despite having only 4% of the world’s population

** TRUMP **

Former National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster: ‘Putin wants to drag us down’

C.I.A. Reasserts Putin Is Likely Directing Election Influence Efforts to Aid Trump

AG Barr fabricates new rule to deny Congress access to Justice Department witnesses

The Supreme Court cost GOP big in 2018, and 2020 may be even worse

Bloomberg raises $16 million to pay off fines and fees of Florida felons

Sen. McConnell Op/ED in USA Today in 2016: Let the people have a voice

The Atlantic: The Inside Story of the Mueller Probe’s Mistakes – In a new book, Andrew Weissmann, one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top deputies, lays out the limits and letdowns of the years-long Russia investigation.

Biden Campaign Rakes in Three Times More Funds Than Trump in August

September 22, 2020

Autumn begins in Yelm this morning!
Equinox alignment, not to scale.
Photo credit:
  • Autumn begins today
  • WHEN: Monday, September 22 at 6:31 AM PDT
    Click here

Yelm’s weather changes Wednesday with rain and cool temperatures Click here

Sign of Autumn’s arrival
Credit: Rory Siegel Photography & Fine Art, ©2020. Used with permission.

September 22, 2020

* Tenino Police Chief Robert Swain has died,
* ‘October vaccine surprise’ potentials alarm scientists,
* Manhattan D.A. says Trump could be investigated for tax fraud!
Tenino Police Chief Robert Swain died.
Credit KIRO-TV 7 News, Seattle.


+ KIRO-TV: Tenino Police Chief Robert Swain has died, department says

+ NVN: ‘I Feel Very, Very at Peace’: Retired Tenino Chief Embraced His Fate in Final Days

+ Gov. Jay Inslee: Updates guidance for agritourism

+ CNBC: Movie theater stocks tank after yet another disappointing weekend at the domestic box office

+ CNBC: Deutsche Bank tops list of suspicious transactions among leaked U.S. government files

+ Buzzfeed News: The #FinCENFiles Reveal The Scale Of Dirty Money In Our Economy

+ CNBC: Stock sell-off accelerates and is expected to get worse before it gets better

+ CNBC: Government debt rose at a 59% pace in Q2 amid effort to halt virus

+ CNBC: Bankers, experts warn of economic pain as CARES Act cash dwindles

+ CNBC: Robert Mueller and special counsel’s office let Americans down, prosecutor says

+ McClatchy: RBG achieves another first for women: She’ll lie in repose at Capitol, Supreme Court


Signs of an ‘October vaccine surprise’ alarm scientists

More restrictions expected in Europe as coronavirus spreads rapidly and rattles markets

Why Are Moderna [vaccine manufacturer] Executives Dumping Their Stock?

Here are the factors that have played a role in [college campuses COVID-19] successes or failures.

Why is the world’s richest country still struggling to meet the demand for an item [N95 masks] that once cost around $1 a piece?

More than half of school employees are at increased risk of COVID-19, study finds


MSNBC: NYT: Manhattan D.A. says Trump could be investigated for tax fraud

NBC News: Older voters were critical to Trump’s 2016 victory. But that was pre-pandemic.

The Lincoln Project: “Accountable” [Ed. note: Pure hypocrisy, and no wonder Congress is one of the lowest rated organizations in America. Sad!]

September 21, 2020

Q calls on the Lord, Jesus –
“You are the Mighty One, the One Who will ultimately bring all evil to light.
With You, Jesus, we are safe. Amen.”
Credit: New York Magazine, Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Q post from Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Editor’s note: Q, known by some as “The Greatest Military Operation of Our Time” has now crossed the line by invoking Christianity.
  • What about Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and those not followers of a religion?
  • Is this designed to whip up Evangelical fervor?

The Q Post:

Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 ID: e4ee64 No.10722036
Sep 20 2020 12:29:37 (EST) NEW

“Strengthen my faith, Lord. Forgive my sins, so that I may be clean in your righteousness. Make me brave, so I can stand and fight the spiritual battles in my life and in our world. Give me your wisdom and discernment so I won’t be caught off guard. Together, Lord, we’ll win, because in truth, you already have. While evil still roams, the power of Your name and Your blood rises up to defeat and bring us victory against every evil planned against us. While malicious actions may disturb us, we use the armor of God You have given us to stand firm. You will bring justice in due time for all the harm and needless violence aimed at Your children. Until then, we remain in Your presence, aligned with Your purposes, and we look to You as our Supreme Commander and Protector. Help us to avoid temptation, and deliver us from evil, Lord. You are the Mighty One, the One Who will ultimately bring all evil to light. With You, Jesus, we are safe. Amen.”

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September 21, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: RBG to now lie in public repose at Supreme Court,
To also be the 2nd Justice to ever lie in-state in Capitol,
Trump postpones replacement nominee pick until Friday!
Supreme Court, Washington
Credit: NBC News
a person sitting at a table with a birthday cake with lit candles: The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is mourned during a vigil in Monument Square in Portland, Maine
Portland, ME.
Credit: Elizabeth Frantz, Reuters
  • Editor’s note: The outpouring of grief around the country due to the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been heard.
  • RBG will lie in repose Wednesday & Thursday outside the Supreme Court,
  • House Speaker Pelosi announced RBG’s casket will lie Friday in National Statuary Hall in the Capitol,
  • The only other Supreme Court Justice to lie in-state in the Capitol was Chief Justice and President William Howard Taft.
  • President Trump will postpone sending to the Senate his replacement Court nominee until Friday, after RBG’s funeral services.

“Justice Ginsburg to be honored at U.S. Supreme Court, Capitol”

The body of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at age 87, will lie in repose outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday so members of the public can pay their respects before she lies in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

There has been an outpouring of public mourning for the iconic liberal justice, who became a pop culture icon in recent years, even as President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control the Senate seek to replace her with a conservative justice before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Crowds have gathered outside the court building, leaving flowers and other items in tribute, ever since her death on Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer.

A private ceremony will take place at the court on Wednesday morning, attended by Ginsburg’s family, friends and other Supreme Court justices, a court statement said on Monday. Some of Ginsburg’s former law clerks will serve as pallbearers and will be lined up on the court’s steps when the casket arrives.”

On Friday, the casket will be placed in the National Statuary Hall in the Capitol, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a separate statement. A private ceremony will be held, Pelosi added,” by Lawrence Hurley, NBC News. Read more

September 21, 2020

* Thurston Commisioner Edwards sought candidate’s private info.,
* How to track your ballot like a UPS package,
* WA. COVID-19 risk still high despite dropping case numbers!
Karl Rove & Steve Bannon Told Us the Republican Plan
Credit: Dave via Daily Kos


+ Boeing to lay off 750 more staff

+ Thurston commissioner Edwards asked for candidate’s private information from county HR department [Ed. Note: I agree with Commissioner Menser, this is inappropriate!]

+ Thurston County ends week with 41 COVID-19 cases, lowest weekly total since late June [Ed. note: 75 total cases or less in 2 consecutive weeks is requested to be bale to apply to return to normal Phase 3.]

+ It’s official: Canada announces extending border closure with U.S. a sixth time – The border between the two countries has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic since March 21.

+ NVN: $247,000 in State Salmon Recovery Funding Earmarked for Nisqually Land Trust

+ NVN: 2020 Census Self-Response Rate in Yelm Higher Than State Average

+ Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

+ How the Government Uses Fear to Control

+ How to track your ballot like a UPS package


COVID-19 risk still high despite dropping case numbers, Washington health department says

Masks Are Your Destiny, Even With a COVID-19 Vaccine, Dr. Paul Offit Says

Insufficient COVID Protections for Postal Workers Pose Threat to Mail-in Voting

Hospitals Serving the Poor Close as Investors and Electeds Refuse to Rescue Them


Best Biden Tweet Ever!!

Trump tells supporters ‘you’ll never see me again’ if he loses to Biden [Ed. note: YEA!]

The Lincoln Project wants us to hold Graham accountable. Updated with official LP statement

Schiff delays deposition of Homeland Security whistleblower due to Trump Admin issues [Ed. note: What else is new? Yawn.]

GOP’s Strategy for 2020 Election Looks Like an All-Out Assault on Voting

Secret documents show how North Korea launders money through U.S. banks

Bloodthirsty Trump calls the shooting of [MSNBC reporter] Ali Velshi ‘a beautiful sight.

Trump supporters disrupt early voting in Virginia

Iran Threatens Trump with ‘Revenge’ For U.S. Drone Killing of Top General

Trump’s EPA Reauthorizes Use of Herbicide Linked to Congenital Disabilities


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