On August 26, 2022 at 3:56 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Laura, I really enjoyed your show last week, and I'm looking forward to listening to you this afternoon. Does Mark's performative dance involve cats?
On August 26, 2022 at 3:57 pm, Tony Allwright wrote:
Welcome to your second Q&A!
I salivated at the picture of your delicious Cockroach Bolognese on Laura's Links yesterday (Thursday).
It reminded me of a trip last month to Lucerne in Switzerland where the local supermarket stocked delicious, crispy drinks snacks, in three different varieties:
+ Thai Crickets (not sure if that is the sauce or the nationality),
+ Alpine Herb Locusts and
+ Paprika Crickets
All proclaim on the packet that the snacks are high (but not in a mushroom sense) in protein, in vitamin B12 and in roughage (and who doesn't need more roughage?).
Scrumptious as these little bites are, my question is, where do YOU get the cockroaches for YOUR bolognese?
Because I bet that, properly crisped up, your roaches would probably make drinks snacks that are even more delectable than Switzerland's.
First Week Member
PS - But are these tasty insects Kosher? Are they slaughtered in a proper Kosher way? Or even a Halal way?
PPS - I know Mark doesn't like URLs, but you can have a glimpse at those Swiss snacks here:
I won't tell Mark if you don't.
On August 26, 2022 at 3:57 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey, Laura! I'm glad too see you doing the Q and A again. What are your thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the eerie media silence on it? While everyone else is taking their very predictable sides on the issue du jour in America, namely Biden's student loan forgiveness proclamation, the congress silently approved ever more funding to continue the war. Shouldn't a proxy war against a nuclear armed and hostile power like Russia command more discussion and attention than this?
On August 26, 2022 at 3:59 pm, Al wrote:
Thoughts on Biden's ridiculous wealth transfer student debt forgiveness scam? I am not fond of America's student loan industry, but I dislike socialist extortion even more.
On August 26, 2022 at 4:04 pm, Peter Piper wrote:
Recently, Mark Zuckerberg informed Joe Rogan that Facebook algorithmically censored the Hunter Biden laptop story for 7 days based on a request from the FBI to restrict election "misinformation."
So we now know what we have suspected: that Big Gov and Big Biz are actively colluding to engineer election outcomes.
Big picture, where do we go from here?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:08 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Can you possibly sort out this student loan kerfuffle for us? I mean, from here it looks like a straight wealth transfer from the have-nots to the haves -- the former, of course, being everyone dumb enough to either prepare for college beforehand or try to find a way to pay for it legitimately, plus of course those rubes who didn't go to college at all, and the latter being basically those who didn't give a flying f*ck until it became obvious that they weren't playing with Monopoly money. But maybe there is some point to be made for what I at the moment see as spongers?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:08 pm, George Pazin wrote:
Hello wonderful Laura -
How do you do what you do, with respect to Laura's Links? How do you find what you find, etc? The breadth of info that you cover is simply staggering. I consider myself well read relative to most, yet I don't read 5% of what you are able to read.
Thanks for all you do!
On August 26, 2022 at 4:12 pm, Bud wrote:
Hi Laura – Good to hear your voice again. Can you please help me (us) understand Israeli politics. All I know is that they seem to have an election every three or four days, so I don't quite understand the political culture, the coalitions, etc. Would welcome your insights!
On August 26, 2022 at 4:18 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Laura, One of your links was about the Canadian government trespassing on private land in Saskatchewan to take water samples. Why only send a letter instead of going straight into court to charge the Canadian government with trespass?
What are private property rights in Canada? And, assuming private property right exist, how do private property owners defend themselves from their government?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:18 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Who made money from the Canadian "Isolation Camps"? Were those facilities new construction? Do they still exist? What are they used for now? What's the update on this front?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:23 pm, Myles wrote:
Controversial question: What's your favorite hamantashen filling?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:28 pm, Peter Piper wrote:
Here's the 3rd mea culpa you asked for:
NY Governor Kathy Hochul: "...when the decisions were made to have all the kids go home and learn remotely. Wow. Wow. What a mistake that was."
On August 26, 2022 at 4:33 pm, Rachel Aranoff wrote:
I am writing to you from the northern suburbs of nyc where the influence of Covid continues to strangle us. I just came from the kosher butcher where half the people are wearing masks and I am sad to say I feel so much negativity just being around those faceless people. I continue to hear, first hand, of young healthy people in our community hospitalized with severe illness but no one asks if it could be vaccine related. Our Jewish day school plans on continuing to hold Covid vaccine clinics this fall as if there aren't vaccines available at every drug store in every town. I'm moving my daughter into college in nyc on Sunday where she is required to be boosted and to be PCR tested every two weeks. At the same time there is also a scary quiet. No one is pushing for the fourth dose just yet. I think this is another calm before a storm. I don't think vaccine fascists are through with us yet. What do you think? What is it like in Toronto? What do you think of the stories of all those young doctors who died in Ontario in the weeks after the fourth dose became available to all?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:37 pm, Drew Weber wrote:
Welcome back for another Q&A. The release of the affidavit for the Mar-A-Lago saga suggests the FBI has added "hoarding" to the list of crimes they are trying to pin on Trump. When this fails to stick, what next?
Meanwhile, now confirmed beyond reasonable doubt that the FBI buried Hunter's laptop and any investigation into Biden's corruption before the 2020 election, probably swaying its outcome. Never mind. The FBI is in hot pursuit of crimes surrounding the diary of Biden's daughter and it's sordid details. Hard to imagine a novelist concocting such a tale of a corrupt FBI. Truth is stranger than fiction.
On August 26, 2022 at 4:37 pm, Robert Fox wrote:
Allegations revealed in the heavily redacted affidavit for the Trump Mar-A-Lago raid assert that the former President had possession of classified documents, blah blah blah. I ain't buying it. But even if it's true, it became a known fact that Obama's Secretary of State, Mrs. Bill Clinton, kept her government e-mails on a server in a toilet in Denver. Those e-mails included attachments that were classified documents and were open to hacking by everyone on earth with an internet connection. Where does this all end when the top cops of the world's hyper power openly lean on political opponents and shield their benefactors in power? If that was my laptop instead of Hunter Biden's, would I be a free man today?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:42 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
A lowbrow comment about the BBC show, EastEnders. We're a bit behind in Canada, they're showing January episodes right now, but recently there's been a story line about "right wingers" where a character blames his father's admiration of Margaret Thatcher for his having become a radical who hates Muslims and immigration. Seriously. The upshot of the story line was that anyone who supports Conservatives and questions free for all immigration is the terrorist. This seems to be the way many story lines on tv these days are portrayed. How can anyone push back on these narratives? Does anyone even try?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:44 pm, Alysia L wrote:
Laura: I struggled through Dr. Birx's book and am reading Peter Navarro's recollection of the plague year; I just finished the hydroxychloroquine chapter. Our governments will not allow citizens to sue the vaccine makers, but do you think it possible, in some misty future, that the truth about the vaccines and effective early-stage treatments will be revealed when the well-funded insurance companies sue over having to make massive numbers of early life insurance payouts?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Laura... I only got the one shot J& J because I wanted to travel to Canada for a visit. Are those restrictions still in place?.I entered by auto but it was a hassle.
On August 26, 2022 at 4:46 pm, Fran Lavery wrote:
Jumping into your second broadcast a little late and enjoying so much how you enunciate. Sometimes I feel I sound like I've got the worst of my old Philly accent and a slow Rio Grande drawl. Not a good combo. It helps to hear you speak, if for no other reason than self awareness.
Do you happen to have any good synagogue jokes to cheer us up?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:47 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
If you want a fluffy question, here's one: Do you sing like Mark does? If so, what song would you sing us out with? You're right, we shouldn't be all gloom and doom.
P.S. You said my name correctly the first time. Phonetically it's -- Eh lee sa. (Three syllables, long i)
On August 26, 2022 at 4:49 pm, Susi Thomas wrote:
My brother in Toronto has been commenting on ill effects he and his wife seem to be suffering from the 5g towers in that area ... do you have anything to say on that topic? Thanks...
On August 26, 2022 at 4:51 pm, Gabriel Garcia Moreno wrote:
Liz Truss has been roundly criticised today for her failure to fawn over the pompous nickel and dime Napoleon who has spent his presidency systematically trolling the British - impeding Brexit at every turn and feigning impotence as thousands of migrants stream across the channel.
Is diplomatic rudeness not the least Macron deserves, indeed should not the British go on the offensive over his tacit endorsement of this large-scale border erosion and deport two illegal migrants onto a Normandy beach for every one who arrives on a Kent one?
On August 26, 2022 at 4:55 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Great Guest Host of Guest Hosts. Professional Sports in America has conditioned modern fans to the concept of planned tanking. It is an organic development of the draft systems in which a season's worst team gets to pick first from the crop of young amateurs to be chosen the following season. This mentality has metastasized into business and politics, I suspect. I'm curious if you have observed this. Planned incompetence, or mediocratic control seems to be either an attempt by the inept to do what they do best, or a consequence of the Peter Principle.
So many people excuse the failures of government as stupidity, when I see orchestrated Evil. In your opinion, which is it?
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