Tuesday’s scuttlebutt

| August 3, 2021

Sailors at the scuttlebutt

I’ve come into possession of some information that might be enlightening to you deplorables. Consider the source though, I am merely a rumor mongerer.

New York State Vaccine Incentives

New York City now is requiring COVID vaccine passports at many indoor settings.  They’re also incentivizing getting the prick by handing out $100 if you get the vaccine. The government paying you for an experimental vaccine used to arouse suspicion from the Left, but now it’s the norm. Hell, DeBlasio now says “The voluntary phase is over.” Not at all chilling visions of authoritarianism, right?

While New York State has come up with a COVID passport scheme of their own, it seems that if the information I have is correct, Governor Andrew “Touch ’em, kiss ’em, and retaliate against ’em” Cuomo is looking to institute a statewide monetary incentive.

The information I received is that the Cuomo administration, considering this an urgent matter, is asking contractors to develop a COVID biometric ID card that can be mailed out to all residents of the state that have not yet received the vaccine (so you’re telling me they have lists…). Said certificate would come with $10, no questions asked, but if you get the price, the state will give you another $90, matching the NYC incentive.

One contractor asked to participate is Veritec, Inc. Veritec “offers a complete line of secure verification and financial products
VeriCode® and VSCode™ 2D barcodes, prepaid debit cards, biometric ID cards, mobile banking applications and secure payment systems.” Cuomo’s biometric prepaid debit card would be right up their alley.

If my sources are right, there’s an emergency meeting on the topic scheduled for Monday. Expect an announcement of the policy sooner than later what with Cuomo’s current scandals hitting the wire. Nobody point out how voter ID is racist and a burden on people to vote but that the government can send out a secure, biometric ID card to every resident of the state.

Border Chaos

The crisis “challenge” at the border is apparently worsening. It’s being reported that ALL Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio sector of the US-Mexico border in Texas have been pulled from the line. Every agent is now dealing with processing and guarding the massive numbers of migrants coming across the border, not out catching them.

This is not isolated. Other border sectors are saying that the top priority is processing illegals, then staffing the checkpoints, and lastly, manning the border. National Guard units activated to assist are apparently being used to build more border wall.

So who’s watching the border? Apparently not many people. Texas State Troopers and troopers and cops from other states sent down to assist are about it. Also the citizens being terrorized by the inflow of illegal aliens. Thanks to Texas stand your ground laws, ranchers and other residents aren’t being held back from shooting (or shooting at) those threatening their lives and/or property. Border Patrol will respond to your house after a dozen illegals have broken in and you’ve shot at them in defense, so residents have that going for them. Which is nice.

From everything I’m reading about the life and work down there, the federal government has completely abrogated any responsibility for securing the national border.

Category: "Truth or fiction?", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", COVID-19, Government Incompetence

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  1. Tallywhagger says:

    If Cuomo could distinguish democrats from Americans, he might prohibit them from being vaccinated or, worse, make certain that they receive a “special” vaccination. OTOH, if he did that then he’d have to find another source of taxpayers to gouge. Someone has to pay for all of that corruption.

    He is one of the ugliest people I’ve ever seen, it’s a wonder that he and Kamala don’t have a little “thang” going on.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Randy Andy, the NYS Nipple Ring King will send you to a nursing home (aka: death camp) for not complying…

  2. AW1Ed says:

    Lawsuits will be falling like Autumn leaves.

  3. Talk about scuttlebuts, I removed one of the scuttlebuts which wasn’t working from the second deck and brought it up on a hand truck borrowed from the Airdales and wheeled it up to the A Gang diesel engine repair shop located in the forward hanger bay (Airdale country) to fix. It was a bad bubbler valve that couldn’t be fixed and with no parts on board I was told to dump it so I loaded it back onto the handtruck and wheeled it along the deck to the port side of the hanger bay and pushed it off the deck into the drink as we were steaming. Just as I dumped it, one of the crew members says what are you doing mike so I say that I was giving the scuttlebut the float test.

  4. KoB says:

    Veritec Form #666-gov. “Show us your papers Citizen”

    Saw a chart the other day on the raw numbers that BP is “processing” (read letting in) each month. Averaging north of 150K per month, since January. And those figures do not include the ones that aren’t caught or “processed”. You do the math.

    Is it time for True Patriots to go to DEFCON 1 yet?

    • rgr769 says:

      There were about 200K for the month of July alone, and that does not include the unknown number of “gottaways.” We are on track to have two million new illegals crossing the southern border by next January, thanks to the Zerobama gang plan to replace us with a huge unskilled, semiliterate underclass who will be dependent on government and/or crime for their subsistence.

  5. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    These new IDs, mailed to “everyone”? Valid for voting? And tied to money?

    What could possibly wrong?

    • rgr769 says:

      Eventually, these new ID cards will have our “social credit” score imprinted on them just like in Venezuela and Commie China.

      • Anonymous says:

        WiFi-enabled, updated in real time for your “social justice” virtue signaling pleasure (for you Karen types out there).

  6. Berliner says:

    18,000 unaccompanied children in June and 19,000 in July. NBC local affiliate station yesterday reported 24 percent of unaccompanied minors are COVID positive and 87 Border Patrol agents have come down positive for COVID.

    Flightaware has lots of chartered 737 flights from border towns for some reason to Alexandria, LA and then beyond. A couple weeks ago Laughlin had 6 flights in 7 days to Alexandria, LA.

    One today originating at Laughlin AFB, a USAF pilot training base and next to the border city of Del Rio, TX, traveled to Alexandria, and then ended up in Yakima, Washington. Yakima is the agricultural center of Washington and has a large Hispanic population.

    A couple weeks ago Laughlin had 6 flights in 7 days to Alexandria, LA. Odd… Superspreader?

  7. Roh-Dog says:

    Get food.
    Get water and the ability to make it.
    Have a plan.
    Talk to your neighbors, the closer you are to a major metro area the more important this is.
    Extra meds, things to barter with.

    Well aware I keep harping, but the wheels are a’shaken and we’re running out of road.

    The chair is most certainly against the wall.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      But, does John have a long mustache?

      • Roh-Dog says:

        Perhaps, but more important: the long sobs of autumn’s violins wound my heart with a monotonous languor.

        I swear the OSS and assorted écureuil du secret un WW2 are in full laugh-induced convulsions from on high over the memes we all share.

  8. Ret_25X says:

    But Kommissar, I’m just poor, stupid, white boy. I don’t know how to get vaccine passport.

    Besides, I identify as a 21 year old China Blue Sea Turtle with anxiety issues.

    bwahahahaha….this is going to get good.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Achtung,comrade– your papers please! (Former East German residents should feel right at home– not much difference between ’33 and ’89.)