Heap o' Links Sun Mar 14, 2021

Links and stuff


A♠ Sunday Morning Book Thread Mar 14, 2021

Bits & Bytes - Mar 12, 2021
Spring Forward!
chrissy on PoliNation, news, views, and links to amuse
Article discusses EMPs, natural and human-caused
h/t SMH on A♠
US Air Force is guarding against electromagnetic pulse attacks. Should we worry?
Edd Gent, Space.com, Mar 13, 2021

"We've arrived at a place where a single individual can topple the technological pillars of civilization for a major metropolitan area all by himself armed with some device like this…."

h/t SMH on A♠
Why is Biden releasing thousands of Covid-positive migrants into the country?
Patricia McCarthy, American Thinker, Mar 14, 2021

…What if the migrants the Biden Administration is allowing to come across the southern border without being tested, even if showing symptoms, then given bus tickets to any American city they hope to reach, is a grand plan to spread this flu throughout the country again in order to reinstate all the unconstitutional restrictions to which millions of Americans willingly submitted?… The carefully calculated, thoroughly propagandistic fearmongering the media has done over the past year in service of the left was embarrassingly effective. Too many Americans have lost the ability to question authority and have accepted the covid “mandates” as if we are all subjects of a benevolent oligarchy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

h/t Village Idiot's Apprentice on A♠
The US Marines attack Tucker Carlson, critics, forced to walk back comments with apologies
Ian Miles Cheong, Post Mellennial, Mar 13, 2021

The US military has done more to discredit itself by attacking Fox News' Tucker Carlson than twenty years of military failures in the Middle East. … In his remarks, Carlson pointed out how the Chinese military had been gearing up for the "masculine" expansion of its naval fleet, an initiative Chinese media outlets proudly reported.

In response, US Space Command's Senior Enlisted Leader, Marine Corps Mastery Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker responded in an angry video condemning Tucker Carlson for his remarks, pointing out through a strawman argument that women were a valuable element of the US military -- a point that Carlson himself never opposed in his remarks about the military.

Much discussion on a certain "smart military blog" about the military code violations here.

Tucker responds to Pentagon's criticism of his show
Fox News, YouTube, Mar 11, 2021 (10:19)

h/t Braenyard on A♠
Attorney Sidney Powell Alleges Kelly Loeffler Staffer, Harrison Deal, Was Murdered
Sundance, The Last Refuge, Mar 13, 2021

“I do have knowledge of other people being threatened and horribly intimidated by threats and extortion, and even the murder of Kelly Loeffler’s young staffer in Georgia. That was no car accident he was vaporized by whatever the explosion was. Some people who know more about it than I do tell me it had to have been thermite to have triggered such a fireball such as happened in that car.”

This is a stunning allegation from Ms. Powell who goes on to outline some of the current standing issues with the investigations into the election. From the overall interview it appears Sidney Powell is optimistic about ballot fraud eventually being exposed in the 2020 election. A remarkable interview.

Sidney Powell confirms it was an assassination in Gerorgia
Populist Press, Rumble, Mar 13, 2021 (1:20)

Zeducation, YouTube, Mar 14, 2021 (19:01)

RIP Doctor Who | Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Was Destined to FAIL
Nerdrotic, YouTube, Mar 9, 2021 (14:46)

A♠ Food Thread: Stick A Probe In It; You'll Be Happy You Did!

Porterhouse steak. Seasoned with McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning (original or spicy). Grilled over high heat four minutes per side (turned 90 degrees after 2 mins, flipped after 4, turned 90 degrees after 2 mins, moved to a sheet of foil after 4), reduce heat, shake some worcestershire sauce on (preferably Lea and Perrins), cook to desired doneness (medium for me).

If you make fries, tots, or hash browns in a deep fryer, the next time cook a package of bacon in it before you do the taters (obviously you don't put in nearly as much oil to start, because you're gonna wind up with more than you started with).

Mmmm, indeed.

The bonus is that the bacon not only cooks very fast, but it is *perfectly* and *uniformly* crispy throughout, without having to hassle with trying to keep it flat, or turn it all the time.

So, I got to wondering what, exactly, does "Aged Beef" mean…
Aging Beef
Janeal Yancey, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Meat Science, Aug 20, 2018

Aging beef has nothing to do with how old the animal was. When beef is aged, it is stored in refrigeration for a set amount of time. The beef is typically not frozen, just refrigerated (29 to 34°F).


Aging beef makes it more tender.…

Aging Beef chart

h/t LeftCoast Dawg on A♠
That's a Whole Lotta Bees
Nori Reed @nori_reed, Twitter, Mar 12, 2021 (0:59)
h/t Javems on A♠
MinaCelentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol (con Roberto Bolle)
MinaCelentano Official, YouTube, Dec 14, 2016 (6:19)