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RIDING THE WRECKING BALL

July 20, 2018

(Who  will be our new state attorneys-general?     How will they change the United States as we know it?)

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According to an analysis presented by the JihadWatch Website,  the advance of Jihad around the world is due more to non-Muslims than to Muslims.   All things considered.

The West doing it to the West

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Incoming (into Europe)

 

Those geographical areas in  Europe which are the sites of the most decisive victories over Islamic aggression in the past,  are now either overwhelmed  by Islamic “migrants”  or, as in the case of the location of the Battle of Tours,  there are plans,  government-approved plans, to build a big mosque,  right there.  (Please look up the significance of the Battle of Tours, if you didn’t learn it in “school”)

The West allows Invasion of the West

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Incoming into southern Europe  (Greece)

 

In our country,  both the radical Global-Socialists and the M o s l e m s   are running for smaller local and state offices this Fall in a new strategy to dominate decision-making positions.    Not too long ago there was a news article about the many millions of dollars that George Soros is pouring into state elections –  chiefly in the positions of attorney general.    People were thinking that was odd, so much money into non-famous elections — until they saw a pattern behind the foreign promotion of Radical Leftists in our elections.

(Do you pay attention to who’s running for attorney-general in your state?)

 

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People in Mexico climb the border wall fence as a caravan of migrants and supporters reached the United States-Mexico border near San Diego, California

Incoming,  Mexican-American border – many found to be Afghanis 

 

Notice that the “Incoming”  are single men of military age . . . .

Oh, running for office:    Here’s a name that the entertainment-news media  shows us once in a while.  The name is “Keith Ellison”  a Congressman from Minnesota  (also nicknamed  Somalistan for the many influential settlements of M o s l  e m s from Somalia there,)  but his real name now is Hakim Muhammad.  And he’s not running for Congressman anymore  —  he’s running   for state attorney-general.     More influence in that position.     Just one problem —  he has let his law license lapse.    He can no longer perform in the position of attorney-general.

But that won’t be a problem, will it?    Just watch presidential politics:  if you are on the far and radical Left,  you can commit felonies,  break U.S. laws,  defy Congressional  requests for information . . .  smash your subpoenaed Blackberries . . . .   And life goes on for you.   Keep an eye on the campaign of Hakim Muhammad.

How do these  deciders of law in  America work?      One area of our law system just proclaimed that  FMG may not actually be illegal in America!               (That would be this) —

Holding her down

  Holding her down for FMG       (United States)

I think this opinion will be opposed for now.

Of course,  we’re allowing unregulated,  unchecked invasion into  our borders because there are “families”  among them.  We’re letting it happen “for the children.”

“Children” in Sweden:

A Swedish dentist has been fired and fined after revealing that 80% of migrant “children” referred to him turned out to be adults.

In a shocking discovery, Mr Bernt Herlitz, a dental hygienist from Gotland, in Sweden, found in 2016 that 80% of the “children” he was inspecting were in fact fully grown adults, determined from the fact their wisdom teeth were fully grown.

“Fired and Fined” —   for telling the truth.    “If you see something , say something.”

Scandinavia is kind of like the caged canary in the mine —  watch what happens to their little countries.    Here’s what happen when a “Child Asylum Seeker”   was domiciled  into a rural Norwegian village:

  • At just before 10 pm on Saturday night, police were called to an attack at the Coop supermarket in Vadsø,  said local media,  reporting that victim Håvard Pedersen was found with cuts to the throat, and declared dead shortly after emergency services arrived at the scene.

With the help of a private boat after the suspect jumped into the sea, police  arrested a 17-year-old Afghan at just before 8 am on Sunday morning. . . .

*(aftenposten.no)

 

The article goes on with several other “Children”  committing murders and rapes around Europe.

MACHETE 200.png       I don’t think the only threat is random acts of crime.  The main threat doesn’t even come from  Mo s l e m people like  the infamous anti-Trump John Brennan,  the Barack Hussein person’s choice for CIA Director, and a convert to Islam.

Maybe the greatest threat is the wrecking ball we have created  from so many small decisions, so many small ignorances and misinformations,  so many shrugs of our shoulders, collectively speaking.

It’s a serious situation.  But  maybe some humor will set the point in our minds:

 

Riding the WRecking Ball

 

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While it is true that Russia provides a threat to us,  by all accounts,  China is an even  greater and more immediate threat.   If you keep an eye on  the “Norse Attack Threat”  Website,  which is an animated real-time map of where cyber attacks are coming from and where they’re going,  you’ll see why the latest report about China  making more than a million attacks a day on American institutions,  chiefly government and universities.   How many are successful?

And yet Islamic aggression  provides a different,  perhaps stronger threat — because we are helping them, ,  helping them to wreck us.

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(The Norse Attack Threat Map that I have bookmarked is not working right now.  Perhaps they’re under attack?   #522 Host Error)

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OUR VERY OWN WRECKING BALL

July 18, 2018

Here it is:

WRECKING Ball

Courtesy of Gary Larson.  I always love his humor.   On that wrecking ball would be the words:   “Media.”

When I spoke of the “news,”   I used to say:   The Actors and Actresses Who Sit Behind a Desk and Read the Scripts Handed to Them.    That was cumbersome.    I’ve just been calling them the entertainment-news media lately,  because their purpose is to keep us agitated and distracted (entertained)  so that we don’t care anymore what’s really going on.  Too hard to get through all the false drama.   Oh, that’s fiction, isn’t it.    “Entertainment”-news media.

Being in Florida for three weeks, then being in the hospital for a few days had kept me away from following the television “news.”   But – my goodness!    Now that I’m looking at it once in a while,  now I see how far from actual reality the “news”  people are!

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“News” people having a talk about current events

What the entertainment-news media is talking about – nay, howling about! –  bears no resemblance to the news I’ve been following on the world scene.      President Trump’s visit to Europe and meetings with Vladimir Putin are no different, no more startling, no more unusual than what  past presidents have done.    No big changes were made.   No dramatic confrontations that would endanger current events.     I’m so happy and relieved that we have a president that actually sticks up for us and defends our interests – competently.

The entertainment-news media is creating quite another narrative, which evolves and advances more and more every day!    It would be funny to watch  . . .   but these media people do not really know their history.

If they understood how historical events develop,   they would understand that they are playing with fire;  and it’s the fire of civil war.

Remember the  Archie Bunker show?

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Do you remember the episode about the  pancakes?       Edith, in her wisdom, was explaining to Archie that he had just about gone too far in his declarations,  and then she told the story of her aunt and uncle and a fight they had over the right kind of pancake syrup.    Something like that.   The two argued and argued and stated and over-stated their opinions to the point that one of them made an irreversibly inflammatory statement –   and those two never spoke to each other again.   A little domestic civil war.

The American people could get like that too.   I was visiting a site which was keeping track of all the attacks against conservatives and/or Trump supporters  which are being reported to the police and also reported on social media or the Internet somewhere.   (Not all the ones that happen,  just the ones that are reported.)

(The entertainment-news media does not cover this.)

I was surprised when the count reached 200-something attacks.   I was too busy to blog that, but by the time I thought I would,  the count was over 300.  That’s attacks and acts of aggression against Trump supporters because they are Trump supporters.

The count showed  just about 500 attacks a couple days ago;  too long a list to read anymore.

The entertainment-news media is fanning the flames of division in our own country, *   at least among people who watch television news or have to listen to it on the radio (and without pushing back) .

There’s an old saying:  “If their lips are moving,  they’re lying.”   Every time.    The media is a wrecking ball,   and the ball is going to come back and hit us all.

 

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.*  I don’t for a moment think they are doing this on their own.    Who wants chaos and civil war in a weakened America?

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IT’S SUNDAY AND — OH.

July 15, 2018

It’s Sunday and I wish I could go to church today.   I am a Roman Catholic whose teachings and traditions go back almost 2,000 years, from Jesus Christ  (“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Light”)  and His apostles..

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They knelt before Him then; we kneel before Him today.

It’s Sunday — and I read these headlines today (from Europe):

“KNIFE WIELDING MUSLIM ON PARIS METRO SCREAMS:  I’M A MUSLIM AND I WILL KILL ALL THE CATHOLICS!!!”

 

Oh.   

 

 

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 kneeling man   I often pray for the souls of all those killed and injured and threatened when they go to church or are in their churches — all around the world, in every Muslim country, the Asian subcontinent,  African nations , and in Western Europe.

 

It’s Sunday,  and I belong with the other families,  worshiping too.

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I wish I could be there with my family . . . .

(Maybe next week as my health improves.)

 

 

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For certain Commenters in the CommBoxes at the end of those articles who blame the Catholics for “appeasing”  the Muslims and who quote the Infamous, Erroneous, and Destructive Paragraph #841 of the New Version of the “catholic”  catechism:     I say  No!    Muslims and Catholics do not “worship” the same God,.  That is absurd and it is also rejected by the very Muslims you wish to appease.

The New Version of the Church  asserted itself in the last century . . .  well, it tried . . . .  Don’t know if they know enough Catholic teaching to be able to defend themselves against their enemies, Paris Metro or elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“COUNTLESS LIVES WERE SAVED. . .”

May 19, 2018

That was the Headline in an article about yet another School Shooting.  It happened in Dixon Illinois,  not far from where I grew up.

The entertainment-news media didn’t make a big deal about it,  because they have an anti-American agenda to promote, and this event didn’t fit their agenda.

Here is a partial quote from one article about that Illinois School Shooting:

A school resource officer is being hailed as a hero after confronting a gunman at an Illinois high school Wednesday morning, officials say. The officer encountered the 19-year-old former student, who was armed with a gun, at Dixon High School around 8 a.m., Dixon Police Chief Steven Howell said.

Nowhere in that article, written by a CBS news-script writer did it mention that “school resource officer’s”  name,  but an accompanying short video said he was “Officer Dallas.”

Because he was armed,  and after several shots were fired into the school,  he was able to take down the shooter before lives were lost.

He ought to be a well-known contemporary hero!

No matter how many ways you analyze it,  the United States Constitution and especially our Bill of Rights stand in the way of the plans for total Global Governance.  Oh, it’s happening,  it’s forming now,  but it’s being slowed down by  American citizens who are willing to defend their own Constitutional rights.

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That’s why one of the chief goals of the “Progressives” in our country is to take away gun ownership rights and disarm the American citizenry.

Leave us all defenseless.

Oh, yes.   There was another school shooting recently in Texas.   10 killed (so far)  and 12 injured.)

Disarmed for convenience

 

No guns allowed anywhere on that campus,  by anyone, anywhere.

Very convenient.

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WHY I DON’T FLY

May 19, 2018

   “Conduct offensive and without legal justification.”

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“Conduct offensive and without legal justification”   —  not to mention embarrassing, demeaning,  and intimidating.

EVA Kor

 

This lady is Eva Kor.    She and her twin sister were put through Hell on Earth  by Dr. Mengele and his medical experiments in Auschwitz during world War II.    They did survive, and Eva, after long years of suffering and anger,  learned the power of forgiveness and now tries to send out the message that forgiveness is the pathway to peace and life,  true living.

She has a thought-provoking museum called C.A.N.D.L.E.S.  in Indiana;

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I’ve been there a couple times;  and a part of me always comes out bruised and hurting, and amazed that forgiveness is a real AND TRUE  efficacious act of our wills.

Eva Kor is a tiny, but powerful lady with a message the world needs to hear.    Even without her tremendous humanitarian efforts for Peace, she should be treated with kindness and respect.

And that’s why I reacted so negatively when I read that article in the “news”  of the TSA  attacking American citizens again with their  “searches”    which in actuality violate our constitutional rights and provide no security as many audits and tests have proven over and over and over again.

Subservience  is a human attitude that is LEARNED.   Submission  is a human attitude that is LEARNED.      Inferiority is a human attitude that is LEARNED.      Obedience is a human attitude that is LEARNED.   And Slavery is slowly internalized and accepted  as “just the way things are.”

There is one reason why I don’t fly and won’t fly anymore.    The reason is “airports.”   ( I cannot physically tolerate all the electronics, WiFis, RFs, EMFs . . .   that’s my problem.)  But also at airports is the humiliation of American citizens who accept such intimidating behavior from the minions our Rulers have hired.

CROTCH

Unconstitutional crotch probe

What  does this mean for our “free”  country,  that this goes on daily against American wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters?

“”America:  Land of the Free and  Home of the Brave”  ?   We sure have not been acting like it for the past 19 years.

I know many of my friends say, “Oh,  nothing like that has ever happened to me.”  But that doesn’t stop the thousands of stories told by people who have been deeply probed and mauled by the TSA agents.   I haven’t flown much — but 100% of those times included an intimidating,  humiliating, and rather frightening experience.

Maybe some of you are just lucky.

 

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(Eva and her twin sister, a little before Auschwitz)

 

  “Conduct offensive and without legal justification”   was the bottom-line judgment of some officials in a recent report of airport official behavior.

I’m glad Eva Kor’s experience was newsworthy.     But not enough of us will have read that news article,  and about 0%  will feel like doing anything about it.

HEADLINES – AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

May 8, 2018

Another long absence, for which I feel I should apologize . . .  but I know,  no need. Sometimes I feel “responsible”  to write, here,  for so many reasons,  and then when things intrude, I feel I haven’t met my responsibilities.

Sigh-h-h-h-…   You’d think after ten years I’d understand this blogging thing.

What intruded this time is a very serious medical concern about my very own sister, who is so much younger than I that she is supposed to live a lot longer than I’m supposed to.
“Supposed to”  being the operative phrase there:  “Man proposes, God disposes,”  always.

wi fi jiggly    Actually,  I have a couple of personal health concerns that are “supposed to” knock me down sooner than my sister –  exacerbated this past week again by tangling with the all-pervasive RFs and EMFs that assault us.      I just cannot leave electronic gadgets alone.

So . . .  “ouch”  here at the keyboard for a while, so I can at least communicate.

HEADLINES:

In the headlines today is this information:

    TRUMP NUKES  IRAN  DEAL!

It’s from Drudge.  The Drudge Report.

It is likely that Donald The Art Of The Deal Trump can recognize a very bad deal for this country when he sees one.      Perhaps he didn’t always make good deals at first  in his long career in real estate development, investing, and the  Hollywood celebrity world and the many other numerous activities he has been involved in,  but I think his ultimate “success” indicates   a learning curve about Deal-Making that has been steeply upward.

And then he became president.    I think  several times he expressed astonishment at the mess Washington politics is in.   The mess;  I think this is what he calls the Swamp. Corrupt politicians making bad deals for our country,.

The “Iran Deal”  was so bad that the previous man who was placed in the office of our presidency,  the Global Socialist  Barack-Hussein person,  was even made to pay off Iran with a couple C-130 cargo loads of cold, hard cash — to the sum of over one billion dollars.

C-130 cargo loads of cash!   I think a C-130  could swallow up my entire house.

Why cash?  (heh  heh — you can figure that out)      You don’t pay out that much cash for good honest and lawful  reasons.

The Globalist leaders of the world made a bad deal with Iran   and  paid Iran cash money?

President Trump is not a Globalist.  he is an American president.     Here is what he said, quoted in that article:

Trump said the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made.” He added that the United States “will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction.”

 

Of course, socialists all over the world are decrying this decision.      Lenin’s Useful Idiots in the entertainment-news media are happy to report how awful Pres. Trump is for protecting the United States  and the safety of the entire world.

“World Leaders”   who obey our global-Socialist Rulers also must speak out against ending the Iran Nuclear Deal.

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. is pulling out of the landmark international nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he was making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening his isolation on the world stage.

 

Actually,  he’s not moving us away from “the world stage,”  per se,  but he’s moving us away from Global domination;   from global rulers who would make Policy for our own sovereign nation;  from Global Socialists who tramp down on our American Constitution, freedoms and culture.

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Sometimes “headlines”   are just click-bait, as we say nowadays.  They draw us in and then don’t deliver on their promise, and we’re left not getting the information we expected.

But this time, I think that Headline on Drudge was right on and  clever:

Trump Nukes . . .  something.

Trump nukes the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Which could have nuked us.

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(Please, if you are so inclined,  pray for my sister.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO LEARN A LITTLE SOMETHING:

April 30, 2018

SPEC WITH COLORS

This is a follow-up to my posting about my occasional EMF problems that I wrote  about yesterday in Luddite, Not Troglodyte.     We might as well learn  something  about  the  technological  soup we live in.

ElectroMagnetic Frequencies come in  wavelengths.   That center little rainbow shows the frequencies that we can see with our eyes.    Any strong or directed frequency is harmful to our bodies,  from   “radiation”  and x-rays on the left of the chart to  infrared and  subsonic weapons found on the right-hand side.

(Left:  extremely short wavelengths;  right:  extremely long wavelengths)

Here’s an easier way to see the frequency numbers of our visible light.

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Our eyes are organs that can “see”   these particular frequencies.

Our circadian   rhythms depend on the daily lightening and darkening of visible light,  with the “darkening”  having very much less blue light.    The blue light that you want to eliminate two hours before “bedtime”  is light frequencies below (smaller than)  530 mm.  (In case you’re buying filters.)

Other  frequencies that drastically affect our health and well-being comes from the many communication  antennas that we live under,  drive under,  and that are inevitably pointed at your home.  Nothing personal there —  businesses and governments,  individuals and law enforcement all need those antennas to be spewing out and relaying those frequencies.

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You can find Websites that reveal how many cell phone towers your address is affected by.   Here are mine:

My Towers

 

There are  19 cell phone towers which  reach my address with their microwave frequencies.   The only way to shield your home and avoid the subtle changes they make in your thinking,  your health,  and your sense of well-being,  is to surround your home with a Faraday cage.    Our government calls these Quiet Rooms.

I have another spreadsheet like this which shows all the communication transmitting antennas which “transmit”  frequencies into my home.    That is a list of 124 antennas!!

Just so you know.

I’m not going to post the long list of official CDC-acknowledged health effects –  it’s way too depressing,   because we can do nothing about it.   There is no federal health agency that   will protect us,  and your local doctor has no education in this matter.

And look out for the killer 5G cell towers that are being erected all over this country and elsewhere, chiefly in English-speaking countries, for some reason.     (They say it is necessary because of  “congestion.”     They say we are all clamoring for “faster” Internet service.    They’re saying it’s not much more than our current  “Generation.”)

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Because these towers are so strong,  they don’t transmit very far and so they must be built  CLOSE to houses and businesses.

tower to home

Our local township government can’t stop the construction of  these 5G towers.  We’ve already asked.     When pushed,  my Township people alluded to foreign governing sources and international corporations.

“Corporations + governments?”

You can take it from there.

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LUDDITE, NOT TROGLODYTE

April 29, 2018

 

Sorry,  this turned into a rant . . .

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Feels like I’ve been away for weeks,  but it’s been only days.     But sorry to have been gone.     Family news that  . . .  well, it’s a game-changer.    A life-ender.   But we’re okay — for now.   Holding together.

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My personal reason for being away is stuff like this, in the pictures.

You see,  there are two ways for me to enter The Spruce Tunnel.   One is the pleasant, physical, natural, and health-giving way:
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Walk down this path a half a mile or so,  and you’ll come to the Tunnel.  It really is a good place to think;  a good place to Be.   I always say I hope you’ll find a place like this of your own sometime.

The other way to enter the Tunnel is like this:

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That’s me and my computer in there somewhere.     It’s an unpleasant, unnatural,    physically painful way that I must enter the Tunnel when I think . . .   and write.

(What was it those EMFs and WI-Fi emissions were classified as recently?  Class II carincogens . . .)

Which makes me one of the lucky ones, I guess.    I can actually feel the damage that computers and cell phones do to my body.   About 85 percent of people can’t feel a thing and have no idea.

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When I touch a cell phone for more than a minute or two or when I use the keyboard or the mouse with unprotected hands,   I feel pain, and not just in my hands.    And the pain can last for a little while – especially  when I’ve been ignoring it — it’s cumulative in our bodies,  you know.

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When I’ve been on the computer for a long time,   it takes me a few days to recover.  My hands can start up a lot of trouble,  and since my  mind gets a little fuzzy,  I don’t know enough to quit.

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So, I just wanted to share with you why I had to recover for a few days — just in case you want to look into it for your own self.    There are ways to physically protect yourself from the RFs and EMFs, cell phone  (microwave)  signals,  and from frying yourself with Wi-Fi –  but if you can’t feel it,  someone talking about it isn’t going to convince you.  I’m just explaining my brief absence.

And I seem to be at it again tonight.   No signal blocking shirt.   No signal blocking gloves.  No signal blocking screen.    “Too hard”  to go assemble all those things and put them on.  My hands are aching now,  but I’m still at the keyboard.

Protection Through the Eyes

I just learned about this too —  computer screens, as we know, and LED TV screens,  and eReaders and tablets and cell phone screens emit blue light which messes with our physical brains — and our health.

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You can actually buy glasses that will filter out the blue light for you.   Much healthier.   First time I put mine on,  I actually felt a difference in my whole body.  You have to be careful though to not buy the kind that merely has amber color lenses that don’t’ filter out the blue.  There’s a certain technology involved.

But I’m not wearing these tonight either.

And I understand about the Windows 10 feature that allows you to turn off the blue light when it is dark outside, so your eyes aren’t taking in blue light when it’s not natural to do so.

That one is working for me now.

Truly,  I have never met a technology that I haven’t been fascinated with and enjoy using.    I’m up with things.   I’m no Troglodyte.

On the other hand,   as much as I can be,  I am a Luddite –  I choose not to use much technology,  I choose to stay away from digital stuff as much as possible, or at least consciously protect myself from it.

Human Sin Working through Technology

Sometimes it seems like every single modern woe involves human sin working through technology:  loss of freedom and privacy;   global surveillance;   intense smog and pollution;   dumbing down the population with false and missing information;    perverting the free working of our democracy by misleading and biased Search engines;  hundreds of thousands of Americans killed every year by the (highly technological) medical industry;   fouling our air, trees, crops, waterways with the chemicals sprayed down on us every day;   undigestible and harmful food through technological modification;    the flow of artificial “money” at the rate of trillions of dollars per second, much of it based upon drugs and human trafficking;    our increasing reliance on computers and robots to do “work” for us, for as long as they can, as long as they want to;

and for those interested in war and combat and defense matters,  end of the world stuff,   “nuclear”  is so twentieth century.      “Technology”  has moved so far ahead of that the new weapons will come undetected “out of nowhere” with  unimaginable destructive force.     (Anyone read Janes Defence Weekly?     That will put you way ahead in your knowledge,  but you’ll still be far behind.)

(I’ve just listened to a few of Pres. Putin’s speeches to European leaders at economic conferences and leadership conferences (2006-20015)    in which he keeps stating  Russia no longer has to rely on nuclear weapons and missile shields — they have something much more powerful.  He knows scalar,  he knows tesla,   and he’s not worried.  He knows that the U.S.  is just too bogged down in partisan politics, corruption, and greed to be able to make necessary decisions for similar advancements in technology.      The public will is too weak.

We are mind-addled.   Maybe our “technology”  has something to do with that.

It’s enough to make one wish the clock could be turned back — before we all have to live like Troglodytes.    

I’m back.     And  I guess that’s my rant for today.

 

I’D LIKE YOU TO KNOW

April 25, 2018

Know what these guys are doing? —

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Should be thirteen truckers there.  Not a “convoy”;  it’s a blockade.

This happened about 24 hours ago,  and less than a two-hour drive from my home.

A man  “wandered” onto that overpass, planning to kill himself by jumping off.    State  Police were called and they tried to talk him out of it,  but they weren’t sure they’d be successful.       If he fell that far,  he’d most likely be dead.

Someone got the idea to call some truckers.   They came.   They parked themselves so that if the man did jump, he wouldn’t  have so far to fall and would not likely  be dead.

I’d really like you all to know how great our American truckers are.     They are definitely  the ones who keep our grocery stores filled, as well as keeping all the other supplies for us to buy and for our industry to use;  they keep our mail going, our troops supplied,  our schools supplied . . .  you get the picture.

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I don’t sleep too much overnight, when it’s dark.   It’s a psychological thing, I think.   But during the night hours there is some very good radio,  and the truckers’ program is one of them.  ATN:  America’s Truckin’ Network.    The truckers who call in know a wide variety of topics  and display insight and common sense that you don’t hear much during the daytime shows,  radio or television.

I drive cross country a lot,  in my little car.  I always feel safer when there are semis around me.  They’re good drivers.  (The ones out there who are American citizens and can speak English.)   Sometimes their life is a dangerous one.

They’re a good thing for our country — and various government regulators are trying to tell them how to do their business,  micromanaging them right down to the minute – literally.  It’s not been working out so well so far — State controlled anything never, ever works out in the end — but we’ll see how this plays out among the truckers.   They could use our help and support . . .

Our thanks, at the very least.

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END ALL INQUIRY

April 13, 2018

 

What happened last week in Syria?      Many still ask, “Where is the actual evidence?  ” “Where is the evidence of who did it?”       “Why have so many of our Rulers been talking about war for the past six or so weeks”       Why the recent appointments of Hawks in the administration?”

 

And what’s wrong the eyes tonight?

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But our Rulers have spoken.  Illogical,  unsubstantiated as it may be,  they have spoken.

No more inquiries.

 

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Nobody knows nothin’  for  sure.

THE AGENDA’S POWERFUL TOOL

April 12, 2018

The most powerful tool that can be used against good people by those who want to change those good people so they can  promote their Agenda –  is Forgetfulness.

Just de-emphasize a point in history.    Stop teaching it.   Spread  controversy about it that makes most people turn away in confusion and disgust.

TODAY is  HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY.     “Never again!”  is the cry of the people of modern Israel.        But there’s a problem, as noted by these headlines:

Europe’s Jews Facing Resurgent Anti-Semitism, Highest Levels ‘Since the Second World War’

Jewish communities across Europe are enduring a level of mainstream anti-Semitism “not seen since the Second World War,” the European Jewish Congress has warned.

This news story and many others like it are rather  disheartening – and  scary. .  Jewish schools, synagogues,and people on the street are being attacked, and not only verbally.     And especially with the spread of people from the   m o  s l   e m    world,   the danger is increasing in intensity and geography.

Who knows about this?   Who cares?   Well,    here’s another news article:

CBS  News reports: NEW YORK —

More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. — 22 percent — haven’t heard of, or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of, the Holocaust, according to a study published Thursday, on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.   The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also found that 11 percent of U.S. adults overall haven’t heard of the Holocaust or aren’t sure if they did.

Two-thirds of millennials could not identify in the survey what Auschwitz was.

Additionally, 41 percent of millennials believe two million Jews or fewer were killed during the Holocaust, the study found.

 

According to Official  History, now,  six million Jews were killed in World War II by Nazi Germany and its accomplices.    You are not really allowed to analyze that number or even ask where it came from.     Decades ago it was a legitimate question in colleges and universities,  but no more – not since the Spirit of Totalitarianism has been slowly creeping into Western Civ.

But that’s okay.   I’m not a professional historian.     I’m good with  saying six million.  It’s certainly symbolic of the huge psychic shock   of genocide experienced by both Jews and  non-Jews.

There are very few survivors of Auschwitz left to tell the true story. Eva Kor is one of them.   I met her, I’ve heard her speak, and I wrote about here life here:

https://thesprucetunnel.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/eva-the-eternal-word-and-a-rejection/

. . . and her message here:

https://thesprucetunnel.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/eva-the-elephant-and-empathy/

(1)     Perhaps it’s also  a good day to see again Schindler’s List.      (2)    There are many good novels about life in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.    (3)   Netflix has an excellent series on Hitler’s Inner Circle.      ALL of these sources of information help us to understand ourselves and perhaps – maybe –  prevent such a thing from happening again.    (I’m not one of the optimistic ones, though.)

TODAY is  HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY.

Please give it a thought.

There are those who would like us to disconnect us from our past:

“He who controls the present,  controls the past.  He who controls the past controls the future.” 

Our future.

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GOEBBELS TODAY

April 9, 2018

One of these pieces is poison.   But it’s okay;  have some!

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 The National Socialist entertainment-news propaganda method:           entertainment-propaganda entertainmentpropaganda  entertainpropmenta     ganda enterpropa tainment   ganda enterpropatain gandament propaganda – entertainment – entertainment- – propanews – media . . . ganda.

That is:     entertainment with intermittent bits of palatable propaganda.

I very, very, very much wish that everyone would know, at an instant,   just who Joseph Goebbels was.  I wish we’d remember  well   his role as the very cunning and successful  Propaganda Minister of the National Socialist party in Germany,  in the 1930s and 1940s.

But knowing that he was Hitler’s Propaganda Minister is not enough;  knowing what he did in that position and the methods he used to bend and manipulate   German thinking  is far more important.

Because it could happen again, that way.

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The last several times I’ve been with groups of friends I noticed that somewhere in the conversation it eventually comes up that “there’s nothing good to watch on TV anymore.” The group agrees and gives examples.   The same complaint is made for movies and music and radio shows, and, of course,  those ever disappointing entertainment-news programs.

Then there’s another common theme:   “It’s all the same.”     Or: “I don’t feel comfortable with any of it.”      The content of all the media seems to be a direct assault on common sense,  on morality,  and  on American values.     Immoral.    Uninformative.    Inaccurate.    Untrue.

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movie studio

In order to popularize German socialist thinking,  Goebbels got control of all the radio programming,  movie production studios,   newspapers, and publications:

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typing out news articles

Billboards, posters, pamphlets,  all media seemed to have the same intention — to advance the agenda of the National Socialists.

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All countries did it too, to fight the Nazi propaganda machine.   Nnot long after the war laws were passed against propaganda,  but it was too valuable a tool to lay down altogether.   Recently, a decade or so ago,   those laws were removed altogether.

(Really!   It’ss now legal for government agencies to use propaganda in  American media!)   

Propaganda was  used by this, that, or the other interest group,  with subtlety and discretion,  but always with the dangerous potential that this powerful tool could get into the hands of a determined and well-organized enemy with an agenda to Transform America into something that Americans don’t want.

The German people were not Nazis – not until this propaganda machine began to transform them — and accompanied by the  enforcement might of  (in American terms)  the Justice Department,  the rogue FBI contingent,  the rogue Internal Revenue Service,  and many others in that so-called Deep State that seems to be setting policy for us.

They are writing and rewriting television, movie, music, comedy, and advertising content to promote the Blue-Progressive-Anti-Trump message with all the means used by Joseph Goebbels.   It worked for him.

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This graph represents the conclusions of several different media studies.     Anywhere from 91%  to 95% of “news”  coverage has been NEGATIVE  for Trump and his policies and his supporters.

There are numerous attempts to criminalize opposition political opinion.    (That’s another whole issue to pursue!)

Again:  it worked for Goebbels and the National Socialist:  propaganda   plus enforcement!

poison piece

Do we really want to go down that path?

Push back!   Push back!   Push back!

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RE-REPELLING THE INVASION

April 9, 2018

After the Roman Empire fell,  Christianity grew and expanded in the Middle East, in northern Africa,  and in Europe,  and along with it came a restoration and expansion of civilization.

The mandate of Jesus Christ was to tell of his life and death and resurrection to people all over the world.    Blessings followed.    Civilization with its advances in law and order,   justice,   civil organization,    knowledge and discoveries,  humanitarian institutions,   advancements in human health and safety . . . .literacy . . . .

And then something happened.    Islam began, and it grew and expanded:

map spread

All the brightly colored areas are regions where Islam expanded.    It’s important to note that in all those colored regions,  Christianity was struggling with  heretical forces which threatened to change the teachings of Christianity,

Heresy.    Defeat.      Heresy  =  Defeat

The chief heresy in all those regions was Ariansim –  the doctrine that Jesus Christ was just a man . . . .   special, maybe,  but not the Divine  Son of God.

Each Christian area remembered the names of those strong and courageous  people who firmly established Christianity there.   St. Irenaeus and St Denis of France.    After the seventh century the m o s l e m s  crossed into Spain and began invading into France, until stopped by the (miraculous)  victory of an outnumbered Charles Martel.

Martel in b attle

The seventh and eighth centuries were ones of danger and fear for many Christians in Europe, until at last there was victory.

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Basilica honoring St. Denis in Paris

Now we seem to have a  need to repel the same invaders.      Each week there are several examples in the news.     (We’re not talking about legal immigrants into countries where the individual immigrants want to  become a part of the existing culture)

 

Two weeks ago,  in a great old church named in honor of St. Denis in France there was a small contemporary  sample of this new ongoing  invasion   —   that was instantly labeled fake news by the Far Left media,  including the Extreme Leftist duo in America known as “Snopes.”

st denis invaded

Now, I’ve seen the video of this “disturbance.”

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About 80  “young men”  shouting out  Moslem demands for easier access to “asylum”  forced their way into this cathedral . . .  and then the police were called.     The video showed very loud and unruly “young men”  shouting (in French), carrying sticks,   and  making their way into the church and then resisting the police as the police tried to get them out.

The Leftists say this was not an “attack” on a Catholic church.     Fine.     Looked and sounded like an attack,   but at the very least it was an example of increasingly violent M o  s l e m demands to be allowed into France,  no matter what.      If France does not change its laws . . .?

Most of the French people have left Christianity.       What usually follows is . . .  Defeat.

Re-fighting the invasion in Cyprus:

 

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In that gray-colored island there, Cyprus,   in the  Greek territory,  another Christian church was attacked.

From a news report:

Wednesday night, about 20 Muslim migrants attacked a Christian congregation outside St. Mary’s church during the holy liturgy in Leukosia, Greece’s Pronews reports.  Most of the Christians were inside the church when 20 Muslims suddenly arrived at the temple’s yard and began screaming, cursing, and beating the attendees.

According to statements given by locals at Sigma live news, one of the Muslims was waving an adze and tried to use it against members of the congregation. The Muslims disappeared after the police, called in by the terrorized believers, appeared on the scene….

 

Every week,   all  around northern Africa and the Mediterranean and in Europe  there are news reports of the aggressive behavior of these “migrants.”

A slow-motion invasion is still an invasion.       And no matter who orders the invasion,  it’s still an invasion when the “migrants”  have no intention of assimilating into the country they are being brought into:

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People all over the Unites States  (and in Europe)  are being ordered to sit still and do nothing,  just “receive”  these invaders.   Churches are being charged with the responsibility to move these foreigners in.     Often social organizations  volunteer to move the migrants from one continent to another.

This is not immigration,  this is  forced cultural redistribution.     It is the disintegration of civilization.

Refugee Resettlement Watch reports that an “Ahmed,”  now living in  Louisville KY with a group of other Somalian “refugees”   says this:   “Man, we didn’t choose Louisville, they (the United Nations High Commission for Refugees) choose for you, and you take the destination they offer.”

You’ve heard this has been going on for years  in all the formerly  Christian areas.  Now the governments in these areas have formally  rejected Christianity and so has the majority of the populations.

Who will do the repelling?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TILL NEXT TIME

April 4, 2018

Next time  . . .   in the sky.

Once again the Media got us  all excited about what  could have been.  Here in the Far North we were told there was a good likelihood that we’d see the burning Chinese satellite come raining down on us.     Our state was even named!

China Space

Tiangong

To be fair,  the closer the deadline came,  the more it was admitted that it could fall ANYWHERE in the world,  between 43 north latitude and 43 south latitude!!   That’s a lot of . . .  latitude!   Nevertheless, our local news  reported that our governor had emergency measures set in place should we receive the Chinese  “junk” from the sky.

Son and I duly participated in tracking the satellite:

SATVIEW

We kept coming back to the computer screen to watch the latitude, longitude,  azimuth,  altitude,  period,   position, and speed of the satellite.     Then finally  the screen showed Entry . . .  Splashdown was announced, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

Not us.

But still the numbers on the screen kept changing.   Entry again.   And again.     And again . . .   I’m thinking the telemetry was on some kind of automatic repeating loop.     I’ll never know why the numbers were still changing – even into the next day!

Well, it was fun for a few hours.

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This is an imagined picture of our planet from further out in space.     It’s not a “beautiful blue marble” anymore.   Each of those white dots shows artificial satellites that we earthlings have put into orbit around us.   Depending upon which country,   some 70% to 80%  is just junk,  obsolete, non-functioning satellites.

We’ll all have another chance to watch falling satellites.   We’ll have fun again, taking part in something of worldwide interest.

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VISIT FROM THE HEAVENLY PALACE

March 26, 2018

“What goes up must come down.”

See that thin red line?

Tiangong-1_over-Michigan-today

I live right under that thin red line.

It’s also the projected path of the wreckage of the  Heavenly Palace  space station that will come raining down on us on  – April Fool’s Day!    But it’s not an April Fool’s joke.  April 1st is the midpoint of the landfall of this wreckage.

“Heavenly Palace” is Tiangong in Chinese.

Michigan probablility

Another view of the range of  possible crash sites, with the two yellow strips having the highest probability of receiving the “honors.”     Again,  I live under the northern yellow strip.

They say  that the probabilities of being hit are about the same as winning the big lottery.    They always say that.   Somebody always eventually wins those big lotteries too.

I’m not going to get hit.   But I will be looking up!

 

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I’m putting this under the Category:  Humor.      I think.

RANT FROM THE DISENFRANCHISED

March 23, 2018

I’m sure I’m one of many, many millions of Americans aghast at what went on this week by our “elected”  officials.

tax stack

Just four – FOUR –  people, two from each political party,  met in secret  – SECRET – for a few days and decided what should go into the more than 3,200 pages of the “omnibus”  tax bill that was signed into “law”  today.

These four did not by any means  write all those pages, I don’t know who did,  but those Secret Four had a ay in what went into those pages.   The rest of the people we voted for,  435 in the House and 100 in the Senate    (we voted for them . . .why?)  —  all those 531   “lawmakers”  had NO SAY WHATSOEVER  in what went into today’s tax bill.

The tax bill means we not only continue to give money to our Rulers,  but we will now be giving even more money to them. *

And not only do our “representatives” not have a say in what our money will be spent on,  but we don’t either.

No one has read this new bill,  not even the president who (somehow)  agreed to sign it.   Something is very foul.      A few provisions of the bill have leaked out to us, the voters.   It is a very, very bad bill.   Everyone will have some reason to be dismayed.

Two egregious  provisions:     the CPB/PBS   will be getting a very large sum of  American money to continue to push their Radical leftist agenda into  American society.  They have a legal right to do so,  but we shouldn’t have to pay for it.  They make plenty of money through donations and fundraising.

And NO!   They are not providing a “public service”  –   they are a biased source of opinion and entertainment  that we should be able to choose.

The second egregious provision of this “omnibus tax”  bill  is a half a billion dollars going to Planned Parenthood to continue to facilitate the killing of most of the 3,000  or so of our littlest ones  –  each day!

And NO! –  they are not there to “provide healthcare to women.”

So something as important as paying taxes was given over to unknown authors, somewhat influenced by four “elected” people who met in secret and would not allow any other elected official in on the discussion, who then presented more than 3,200 pages to the rest of Congress that they were not able to read and who were then told to SIGN IT!  after which the president was told he could not read it and he’d better sign it!

Anything we can do about this?

Once we started a revolution because of No Taxation Without Representation!

for the record,  I don’t want a revolution like that.

 

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.*  In every study I’ve seen over the last few years,  Americans who work and pay taxes give 50% – 60%  of their money to taxes.  (Including all kinds of taxes, state, federal,  gas,  sales, etc.)       That why you hear about the  “tax free day”   coming somewhere in June.     You work until about the month of June paying the government,  and then you get to sort of keep the rest.

PAYING FOR YOUR OWN SHRINKAGE

March 22, 2018

As  always, one of my favorite forms of humor is irony — but this ironic issue is decidedly not funny.

In this present-day world culture  we choose and we pay for many self-destructive activities.  (Is that a form of insanity – to disregard self-preservation?)

It was all over the news this week that Toys R Us has declared bankruptcy, after several years of bad economic decisions,   and they will be closing their stores in the US.

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All their  store locations will be empty, and possibly, according to the latest,  taken up and occupied by Amazon.  No surprise there.

After all the business and financial analysis they put out for us,  a Toys R Us spokesman finally said the reason they are not taking in as much revenue as they would need to stay open is that they are losing customers.

Who are these customers?   Babies!   Small children!   Young schoolchildren!   (And the grandmas who shop for them!)

Why fewer babies and children?   Guess you can read it yourself:

The decrease of birthrates in countries where we operate could negatively affect our business. Most of our end-customers are newborns and children and, as a result, our revenue are dependent on the birthrates in countries where we operate. In recent years, many countries’ birthrates have dropped or stagnated as their population ages, and education and income levels increase. A continued and significant decline in the number of newborns and children in these countries could have a material adverse effect on our operating results.

Makes some sort of logical sense.

But then there’s this statement  (Note the trickery when they got caught):

Toys R Us formerly donated to Planned Parenthood, which commits more abortions than any other organization in the country. They were thus contributing to killing off their future customers, which means a loss of revenue in addition to life. In 2010, Life Decisions International removed  Toys R Us from a boycott list for supporting Planned Parenthood. However, according to a February 2017 entry from 2ndvote, Toys R Us matches donations to New York City and Minnesota chapters of Susan G. Komen, which gives grants to Planned Parenthood.

Oh, our customers don’t like our support for Planned Parenthood?  Okay.  We’ll “stop,”  And then we see they didn’t,  not really.

The International and Global Forces promoting human depopulation are just too strong.  Maybe it’s time to talk about my trip to the Georgia Guidestones, again.   They’re real;  but no  one dares talk about the reality of their message.

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Both quotes taken from:

https:// www . liveaction.org / news / toys-r-us-low-birth-rates/

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ASKING WHY

March 21, 2018

 

(A rambling, sprawling, catch-up visit with you all):

I sleep with my radio on, of course. 

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  I woke up today  to a radio news report that got me asking “Why?”    But first . . .

I always feel as though I have to “explain” myself when I’m  away from The Spruce Tunnel  for several days.   I don’t, I know.   But I’m making kind of a record — so I  will.

I wrote this SIX days ago!     (Quote:  me)  –

Well, another glitch, another breakdown!     I missed seeing today’s news because my computer monitor had begun strobing out at me in flashes and flutters, and then a few nights ago it blossomed into a lovely shade of light pink in its lower quadrant.

So, FYI,  if you use a monitor,   this is not a good sign, but a pretty good warning of its soon demise.    And today my monitor went BLACK.        (It was weird to have a black screen where I usually see lively colors and videos — and work to do — but it’s okay,  there is  a new monitor on its way, and I transferred an old, old monitor to this  somewhat newer main computer.)

Then Hubbie’s big red van broke down –  and though it’s old,  I’m  happy to maintain it for him now that he’s gone.    The parts didn’t come in  when the shop requested it, so I spent more than a week “in suspension,” so to speak,  waiting to have my household made whole again.

Both problems are taken care of as of last night –

monitor

 

This was not at all enough to keep me out of The Spruce Tunnel.    Instead it was  a series of “difficult”  news coming from my friends and family which affected me deeply and came coincidentally all within a two-week period.    No details here because none of my “friends and family”  should feel as though I can’t bear their . . .  troubles –  but the categories are:   a terminal illness;   a shocking “psychological lapse”;    a mortal danger;    a serious moral “lapse,”  which I suppose is actual “mortal” too, spiritually speaking;  news from someone which resurrected some deep conflicts;   oh . . .  some other things, and all during this time my “entertainment”  was watching all the seasons of a popular gut-wrenching dramatic (soap-opera) series offered by PBS ….

The reason for the umpteen hours of entertainment is this:

knitted more 370

After I got the pattern established I needed something easy to keep my eyes and attention on why I made progress on my sweater.    Usually I can read and study while I knit,  but not with this pattern!   And so I  overlayed all the recent real-life troubles with the near-to-life troubles of  a dying social system,  a dying moral world,   and the constant though natural  departures of   people from one another:

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Highclere Castle

   —  the home of the present-day Lord Carnarvon,  whose ancestor was an enthusiastic Egyptologist who financed and took part in many expeditions to Egypt,   thus opening up the knowledge of ancient Egypt with all its wonders and glory to the rest of the world,  including the expedition that discovered  King Tut’s tomb.

This castle was the scene of the Jeeves and Wooster series, as well as the Downton Abbey series, which, as I’ve alluded to,  I saw for the second time these past days.  I was not enthusiastic the first time through, and I missed so much;  I “got it”  this time . . .

Taking too long to get to my radio news?    Well, the tragic collapse of a moral and well-ordered society  (along with its excesses) should acutely inform our emotions as well as our intellect, because an emotion is energy –  and it fuels motivation . . . .

(From the Good Teacher in The Spruce Tunnel:   acknowledge your emotions,  feel them;  you need not give in to them or even show them to others, and never inflict them on others;  but use their energy to  help come to terms with whatever difficulty,  real or imagined,  caused them.    Emotions can feed your very useful imagination, and you and your world can be a better place . . .  Intellect,  emotions,  imaginations are some of the necessary tools given to us by our Creator.)

So filled with all the “energy” of the past two weeks from all the sources,  I heard that the Austin, Texas,  “b.”  (perpetrator of the random explosions that put such fear into the population down there),  was tracked down, shot at, and exploded himself in his car at a motel . . .

Now that he’s dead,  investigators are going to work hard to find his motivation.  Here’s where I asked “Why?”

So we can understand him – and people like him?      So that . . .    “why?” – what will we do, what will we change?   Actually change?

So we can understand “society”  that made him do it?    “Why”   “What do we, as a society, have the will to change?     Because it takes a very strong collective will to get any changes done.

So we can  look for more laws to change or add to our nation?    (Better watch out whose strong “will” is behind change-making.)

So we can make new regulations against bullying victims into criminals?   Bullying is only a symptom of lawlessness  in our society and in our schools.

So we can educate our children better?       I was a teacher in this new education system when we made the changes that we were told were for the better.   My strong opinion on what changes should be made is this:

bulldozing the schools

There is no fixing of a system of education which abuses our children in their growth and development.     We must start again.

When we do find out what may have motivated this criminal activity in Texas,   then what?

The bewilderment and consequent lack of action should point to a cause.  Maybe we’d all have to take a second look,  “watch a second season,”  about our culture.

I think it’s not that we cling to  “our bibles and our guns”  as the Barack Hussein person stated it when he was frustrated that we didn’t go along with all his Progressive ideas.  It’s rather that we are comfortable, we don’t want “discomfort,”  and so we cling to the Status Quo.

Go ahead and find out that Texas man’s motivation.      That what we do – in this present culture.   We give ourselves the illusion of “doing something.”

But as far as the state of our culture goes,   (our society, our education, our politics),   when a train derails,  we must go back to the point of derailment, in order to find our way forward.

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Cultural destruction.

 

There is much to bear in this “modern”  world.

 

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THE BEAUTY ABOVE US

March 13, 2018

We can be so grateful that we have equipment today that can show us photos of the actual surface of the sun,  writhing with its brilliant surface plasma gases.

It’s a beauty, all of its own kind.

And the sun gives us beautiful, spectacular sunsets and sunrises that take our breath away sometimes.

The sun and the moon give us familiar sights of great Beauty.

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(That’s the full moon over my pond in the middle of the night.)   No wonder I have insomnia some nights!

Rarely we can see beautiful unfamiliar light oddities:

Ice Pillars blue

These are ice pillars, an interplay of light and ice crystals in the air.

They come in many colors.

Ice Pillars yellow

Ice Pillars can even be seen in cities.

Ice Pillars

(I think this was somewhere in the Far East.)

Of course, leaving the world of spiritual beauty,  in the natural world the sun and moon mark out the seasons for us, and the sun controls our weather and our climate.   During certain periods of time the sun is very quiet, a “minimum” of sunspots.  That has led in the past to periods of very cold temperatures for many human generations.

Mini Ice Ages  and Ice Ages.

Here is the sun this month:

Blank sun

Absolutely no sunspots.   For the past couple of decades we’ve had long strings of days with no sunspots, and these periods of a blank sun have been increasing.    Astronomers know what this means:     Colder temperatures in the solar system,   including planet Earth.

So,  close your wallets!!!     There’s no need to give your money to  United Nations Climate Schemes!        As we all really know, carbon dioxide is “plant food”  and not a “pollutant.”

No need to pay ruinous carbon taxes!

No need to go tilting after windmills!

Our planet is full of abiotic gases and oil that apparently renew themselves and  will fill our energy needs with clean-energy technology!

I see even the venerable old Scientific American magazine is backing away  from then Climate Change story.     Good!  I used to like to read their articles!

Enjoy science!!!!!

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CONVERSATION STOPPER

March 7, 2018

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(A “demonstration”  of how to stop a conversation.  Pardon the pun.)  —

I stopped off at Son’s house Monday afternoon and evening, so I missed all the local excitement.    We made national news — again.   Local college “kids”  whom I like to call superannuated children,   tried to shut up  a visiting speaker . . . .

It’s Spring Break – they could have been having fun doing spring break things,  but it’s “in the air”  today, in our country:    if you don’t like someone’s opinion,  you get yourself all riled up and angry —

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You get angry and shout things.

You get all worked up and pound something:

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In this case a poorly-made effigy of the speaker was being pounded.    Because, see, in real life,  if you don’t like what someone is telling you,  you get angry enough to want to pound him,   hurt him . . .  kill him.

What’s the difference?     Jesus explained there really is no difference in spilling out your anger on someone and wanting to hurt him with words,  or with your actions:    Murder begins in the heart –    “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’  But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment . . .  (under judgment for  murder).  (Sermon on the Mount)

You need your “brother”  to stop talking, to stop saying what he’s saying.   So often I’ve seen on television,  or I’ve read in comment boxes,  or I’ve seen in real life that people don’t like to hear what they’re hearing, and rather than this be the start of an exchange of ideas,   one side wants to close off any chance of discussion.

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Insults come next:    (And whosoever shall say to his brother  “Raca!”  shall be in danger of hellfire.     That is,  the insulter is condemned.  )

The protesters escalated  their actions to  name-calling,  blaspheming what the speaker holds dear,  or acting out the worst insults they could think of.  The fire in the photo above shows a burning American flag  (who are these protesters?)  — and to make it personal,  the young kid is lighting his cigarette by the fire of our burning flag.

I don’t know much about the speaker who was speaking to a very small group nearby.   I probably strongly disagree with his words.   The local entertainment-news media around here don’t like the speaker either;  every time they say his name they use a variety of negative adjectives.     When they talk about the protesters, I notice no adjectives are used.  They’re just “protesters.”     The noble little  dears.       Anti-fascists using fascist techniques.

So, no,  I don’t agree with the protesters either, but they are part of the growing incendiary confrontations our society is plagued with.

How do you stop a conversation?

Talking over someone,  shouting at someone while they talk,  throwing insults,  and  getting angry enough to want to pound someone, as these protesters did yesterday,   are all ways to STOP a conversation.    

Unfortunately,  pressure mounts when there are differences of opinion and no way to relax the natural tensions by means of discussion and civil discourse.

The last step, of course,  is to make your protest public!    Tell someone!   Make sure the cameras are there!    Make sure you have an audience!    The protesters made sure they made a public nuisance of themselves by stopping cars on the streets.

Pro 2 cars

On second thought,  I’m glad I missed all the excitement.

I wouldn’t have gotten through these people anyway.

I wouldn’t have gotten through to them either.

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