2020·12·26 KMAG Daily Thread

The Battle of Trenton

First off I have to burst some bubbles–any that have survived the past couple of weeks.

The Battle of Trenton did not happen on Christmas Day after a crossing of the partially frozen Delaware on Christmas Eve.

No, it happened the day after Christmas after a crossing begun on Christmas. (Christmas night in modern reckoning versus Christmas Eve(ning) in Biblical reckoning where days started at sunset, not midnight. I’d wager the subtle difference between “eve” and “evening” is where the confusion stems from.)

And we didn’t kill them in their beds. Although we had some surprise on our side, they had time to get out of bed and make several daring attempts to win the battle.

Nevertheless, I have no doubt that, to alter the popular meme, we would be willing to kill agents of tyranny in their beds on Christmas, if we had to.

Speaking of “had to,” the United States absolutely had to win the Battle of Trenton. It would, by most standards and under most circumstances be a very minor battle, hardly worth noting, but it is instead often listed as one of the battles that shaped not just American, but World history.

As of Christmas morning, the Continental Army was getting its ass kicked. And everyone knew it. Morale was at near rock bottom. Washington had been in retreat since the previous summer, having been kicked out of New York and been chased across New Jersey into Pennsylvania. The army was now encamped near Philadelphia, and many of the soldiers’ enlistments would end in January; they could go home, having fulfilled their obligations.

And many of them were certainly planning to go home believing the Revolution to be a lost cause, and in so doing, they would make it so.

Washington himself had yet to really prove himself as a commander, too. His time in the French and Indian War was no triumph (in fact many historians blame his blunders there for helping to trigger the world-wide Seven Year’s War, which qualified as a “world war” in Winston Churchill’s estimation). And, thus far his record in this war was less than stellar. The scorecard of actual battles was less than inspiring.

Fortunately, George Washington was capable of learning from his mistakes. (Which if you think about it, is not as common as it should be.)

And also fortunately, there’s a lot more to being a general than being able to win battles. You have to have the strategic vision, the grasp of the big picture, to know when to fight and when to cut your losses and run, to fight another day.

Earlier this year I chose to highlight the 1812 Overture and Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, and that was a perfect example. The Russian general there, Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, who had taken command after Napoleon had seized Smolensk, understood one thing: Meeting Napoleon head-to-head would be disastrous. Napoleon was very good at winning battles. But Napoleon had, as it turned out, blundered at a strategic level in invading Russia in the first place. It would only work if he could win quickly. Kutuzov could see that his job was to ensure that Napoleon did not win quickly, to not give him the head-to-head confrontation he needed, after which the Russian winter would take care of things. Not that the Russians engaged in no combat at all; they went after Napoleon’s lengthening supply lines relentlessly, and in what was perhaps the bloodiest one day battle since Hannibal annihilated five Roman legions at Cannae in the third century BCE, bloodied Napoleon at Borodino so badly that, though Napoleon won that battle, it qualified as a Pyrrhic victory. But Kutuzov mostly retreated, trading one thing Russia had in abundance–space–for strategic advantage. They even let Napoleon have Moscow, the old traditional capital of the Russian Empire, but they made sure that it was worse than useless to him.

Kutuzov was widely criticized as a do-nothing commander. And even his sovereign, Alexander I, grandson of Catherine the Great, was in some danger of being taken out in a palace coup.

But Kutuzov was right, as it turned out.

But the War of 1812 (either one) was off in the future.

In 1776, George Washington was right to retreat when he did. He still had a force to use, instead of having been annihilated and us having Queen Elizabeth’s mug on our money today, and the Declaration of Independence being such an obscure footnote in history that one would have to do serious digging on the internet to even find the text–if anyone gave a enough of a damn to even ask what was in it.

Thus the task in December of 1776 was to leverage that tiny force. To win a victory. To show potential allies that we had the stick-to-it-iveness to see this through. For example France, much as it wanted to give England a bloody nose if not a crushed windpipe, wasn’t going to risk its own existence if it thought we would fold quickly and thus allow England to bring the troops home and use them directly against the French.

But the most important reason to win a victory is that without some kind of victory the Continental Army would effectively cease to exist on 1 January 1777. Ninety percent of those who had fought in New York earlier that year were gone. Many were deserting. Washington himself wrote, to his cousin in Virginia, “I think the game is pretty near up.”

The Army was camped at Valley Forge, near Philadelphia, about 2400 men. A detachment of the Hessian Auxiliaries that had helped chase Washington was camped across the river in Trenton. This was about 1400 men in four regiments. It looked like it was a mere matter of waiting for good fighting weather in Spring, and Washington, with his depleted army, could be taken out if he hadn’t already surrendered, and it would be over.

In fact it could happen before that; Washington expected General Howe, with yet other troops, to cross the river to finish him off, once the river completely froze over.

But what if we could pull off a sneak attack? The Hessians weren’t expecting anyone to want to fight in this brutally cold weather. But they were professionals; they’d stand and fight and clobber the amateur Continental army if there were any warning at all. But caught off guard with their figurative pants down they could perhaps be beaten, proving to the world but most importantly to our own men, that we could win.

The first part of this was “intel” or intelligence gathering. One thing that we had going for us throughout the entire war was better intel than the British, and this time was no exception. I’ll just quote Wikipedia here:

George Washington had stationed a spy named John Honeyman, posing as a Tory, in Trenton. Honeyman had served with Major General James Wolfe in Quebec at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on September 13, 1759, and had no trouble establishing his credentials as a Tory. Honeyman was a butcher and bartender, who traded with the British and Hessians. This enabled him to gather intelligence and to convince the Hessians that the Continental Army was in such a low state of morale that they would not attack Trenton. Shortly before Christmas, he arranged to be captured by the Continental Army, who had orders to bring him to Washington unharmed. After being questioned by Washington, he was imprisoned in a hut to be tried as a Tory in the morning, but a small fire broke out nearby, enabling him to “escape”.

Wikipdia, Battle of Trenton

The actual plan of battle was to attack Trenton from three directions; the main force would cross the Delaware well north of Trenton and split into two forces commanded by Sullivan and Greene, while another force under Ewing would cross to the south, seize the bridge at Assunpink (another battle would be fought there a few months later) to cut off any Hessian retreat. Yet a third group under Cadwalader would launch a diversionary attack on a British garrison at Bordentown, to cut off any reinforcements.

This battle plan was not conceived overnight; Washington had been working this for weeks. He had ordered raids harassing the Hessians, and the Brits even got some indication he was planning something, they just didn’t know when. Colonel Rall, in command of the Hessians, was no dummy, he had asked for permission to place units strategically to thwart a move against his force, but his request was denied.

So it was Christmas night (as opposed to Christmas eve) that we struck.

Any movement would have to be done as stealthily as possible, which today means shut off all the electronics and move at night and hope the enemy doesn’t have night vision, but back then simply meant to move at night and hope no one noticed.

Because it would be dark, our forces needed a password in case they blundered into each other in the dark. The one chosen was “Victory or Death.”

Indeed.

The actual crossing of the river had mixed results. It went too slowly, in fact it didn’t end until 3AM, when the plan called for it to be done by midnight. Washington had to give up hope of a pre-dawn attack. Worse, both Cadwalader, who was supposed to attack potential British reinforcements at Bordentown, and Ewing, who was supposed to secure the Assunpink bridge, were unable to do anything on account of weather.

It looked like a mess.

Washington, however, had no choice but to press on.

I’ll quote Wikipoo again:

At 4:00 am, the soldiers began to march towards Trenton.[32] Along the way, several civilians joined as volunteers and led as guides (such as John Mott) because of their knowledge of the terrain.[33] After marching 1.5 miles (2.4 km) through winding roads into the wind, they reached Bear Tavern, where they turned right.[34] The ground was slippery, but it was level, making it easier for the horses and artillery. They began to make better time.[34] They soon reached Jacobs Creek, where, with difficulty, the Americans made it across.[35] The two groups stayed together until they reached Birmingham, where they split apart.[7] Soon after, they reached the house of Benjamin Moore, where the family offered food and drink to Washington.[36] At this point, the first signs of daylight began to appear.[36] Many of the troops did not have boots, so they were forced to wear rags around their feet. Some of the men’s feet bled, turning the snow to a dark red. Two men died on the march.[37]

As they marched, Washington rode up and down the line, encouraging the men to continue.[28] General Sullivan sent a courier to tell Washington that the weather was wetting his men’s gunpowder. Washington replied, “Tell General Sullivan to use the bayonet. I am resolved to take Trenton.”[38]

About 2 miles (3 km) outside the town, the main columns reunited with the advance parties.[39] They were startled by the sudden appearance of 50 armed men, but they were American. Led by Adam Stephen, they had not known about the plan to attack Trenton and had attacked a Hessian outpost.[40] Washington feared the Hessians would have been put on guard, and shouted at Stephen, “You sir! You Sir, may have ruined all my plans by having them put on their guard.”[40] Despite this, Washington ordered the advance continue to Trenton. In the event, Rall thought the first raid was the attack which Grant had warned him about, and that there would be no further action that day.[41]

Sheer dumb luck. Rall had actually been lulled, not alerted, by the mistaken raid, imagining that was all that Washington had planned to do. But “sheer dumb luck” often turns history, in good directions as well as bad directions.

(Sheer dumb luck gives writers of alternate history novels all sorts of job opportunities. One such, who writes under the name of Harry Turtledove, has written books predicated on the assumption we lost the Revolutionary War early, and England had nevertheless learned a lesson and given us autonomy, like they would do in Canada, Australia and South Africa, and books based on the Union not finding the Confederacy’s battle plans before Antietam–wrapped around some cigars a Confederate had dropped.)

There were skirmishes at 8 AM and the element of surprise would soon be lost. Washington sent a detachment to block the road to Princeton; when it arrived it attacked a Hessian unit, and the commander of that unit, Wierderholdt, realized what was going on; this wasn’t some dinky raid. This. Was. It.

Meanwhile at Trenton we had entered the town and the Hessians were awake and forming up. Our artillery still on the other side of the river opened up to great effect, as did the few cannon that had been brought across. The Hessians tried to take the cannon, but failed; they may have been in Trenton, but they already had lost control of the town. They made a number of attempts to take it back, all failing.

In the end, the Hessians lost 22 men killed in action, one of them Rall, who had been mortally wounded. Another 89 were wounded. Including those wounded, 896 Hessians were captured.

On our side, two men had died on the march (not the combat itself), and five wounded (no deaths) in the battle, including a near fatal wound to the wound of a soldier named James Monroe. (Yes, that Monroe, whose last name is mistakenly thought to be “Doctrine,” the last president from among the Founders.)

However, we lost enough men during the subsequent days, from exhaustion, illness, and exposure, that in reality we may have lost more men than did the Hessians.

This was, nevertheless, a tactical triumph, and that is what we needed, strategically, to stay in the war, to go on to ultimately break the British in the northern United States at Saratoga, bring the French and their navy into the war, and ultimately trap the British at Yorktown.

However many died following Trenton, their deaths were certainly not in vain, and as a result no earlier Patriot deaths were, either.

And Queen Elizabeth does not appear on our money. But George Washington, head of our military effort, and Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence that Washington and his men were fighting to make stick, do.

I could spend some time drawing parallels between our situation today and this situation back then, but I’ll just point the criticality of the situation, how there would (will) be no Summer of 1777 (or election of 2024) for America without a victory now.

Postscript

It has been my custom for a number of years to deliberately fly the Betsy Ross flag overnight on this one night, December 25/26, to commemorate this event. Yes, it’s technically illegal to do so without illuminating it, and the Betsy Ross “thirteen stars in a circle” flag is probably a myth anyway, but there it is.

This year, and in this crisis, I’ve been flying Old Glory (50 stars) 24/7 with a Trump flag, and it will remain that way until this is resolved, one way or another. I’ve thus missed doing a special flag “thing” for such eminent holidays as the USMC birthday (November 10), Veteran’s Day (November 11), Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7), Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15), and the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party (Dec. 16). [For this alone, Biden’s future grave deserves to be pissed on.]

But I did take down the 50 star old glory and raise Betsy Ross in its place, this time. And I got to inspect my flags in so doing. The US flag is a high quality item but is definitely fraying on the lower fly. I’ll need a new one January 21. (If Joe Biden has his way, though, I might not bother, as I’d have a strong urge to fly it upside down in distress.) The Trump flag is a cheap print, and has been disintegrating fly-hoistwards, most of the P is gone and it’s a TRUMI flag, soon to be a TRUM flag as even most of the vertical is gone.

Justice Must Be done.

Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People...Our campaign represents a true existential threat, like they’ve never seen before.

Then-Candidate Donald J. Trump

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

The Mandatory Coin

Unlike last week, where I simply couldn’t think of anything, I have a topic in mind.

How did the Continental Congress pay for things?

War was expensive. The materiel wasn’t so bad, not then, especially when soldiers would live off the land. But we had to pay those soldiers, and we had no “real” money of silver or gold to speak of. England had done its best to bleed us dry long before the war happened. The idea of a colony, after all, was to send money home, not have it circulate in the colony and certainly not to have the colony send any money it made to other countries!

The Brits therefore tended not to let the colonies make their own coinage.

So we largely used Spanish money instead, with perhaps some French money in the mix (that latter bit is me speculating). This led to some monetary schizophrenia; the colonists thought in terms of shillings and pence (and very occasionally entire pounds), but much of what circulated here was Spanish reales, eight of which made a crown-sized coin that we called a dollar, from German thaler, which in turn was from Joachimstaler, which in turn was from Joachimsthal, a town with a gigantic silver deposit most conveniently coined into large coins, larger than had been seen before. (Today that town is known as Jachymov, and is in Czechia–and it played a key role in the discoveries that ultimately led to the atomic bomb–so it’s the home of both the Dollar and the Bomb.)

But there just weren’t enough dollars, nor reales, nor shillings, nor pence, to pay for the war effort; the individual states often failed to send anything to the Continental Congress.

So the Congress printed money, hoping someday to be able to redeem the notes with real money.

Thus was born the Continental Currency. And they had to resort to this a lot. To the point where it inflated, and we now have the phrase “not worth a Continental” to remember it by.

It was denominated in dollars, but often today the denominations seem odd. In 1775 we issued one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight dollar notes–as well as a twenty.

The next year we dropped the twenty dollar note in exchange for a thirty dollar note, added a half dollar note…but also a third of a dollar and two thirds of a dollar. And even a sixth of a dollar.

A sixth of a dollar? Really? That’s not even a whole number of cents! But, you see, our forebears didn’t even start dividing dollars into 100 cents until 1792. But this was still odd, because they typically thought of eighths of a dollar, single reales or “bits.”

In 1777, apparently, the inflation began to bite. The smallest denomination issues was $2, and we continued with $3, $4, $6, $7 and $8. (Apparently no $5, but all these other funky numbers.)

In 1778, the lowest denomination was $5, then $6, $7, $8, $20, $30, $40, $50 and even $60. Now if this was actual silver dollars, $60 would be huge sum of money by most people’s standards. But these weren’t, they were continentals, that weren’t worth a continental.

1779 saw the return of the $1 and $2, plus the $5, $20, $30, $35, $40, $45, $55, $60, $65, $70, and $80.

The British counterfeited these notes, in spite of the leaves depicted on them though a process that Benjamin Franklin had invented as a counterfeiting deterrent.

True connoisseurs of such notes will note there are a number of different designs, with notes from the same year often looking similar, and oftentimes the name of the printer contracted to run them off was quite prominent.

I’ll just embed a link to the full table in Wikipedia, rather than muck about with downloading the pics and re-uploading them:

(Or maybe not. I still can’t embed a link properly it seems. Try copying and pasting: https : // en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Continental_currency_banknotes without the spaces.)

Many of these referenced the “United Colonies,” some made no such reference, but all mention the “Congress,” which was the issuing authority. Many 1776 bills issued after July 4 1776 still referenced the “United Colonies.” The first bill to read “United States” was issued in 1777.

Here’s a not atypical example, 1/3 of a dollar from 1776, authorized in February of that year.

These aren’t ruinously expensive, and can be had in presentable condition for well under a thousand dollars. (I don’t know this series at all; for all I know there are denominations/dates that are extremely difficult to find and hence to pay for.)

Standard Disclaimer: These are not my notes. I never show my items, and I very often don’t have examples of the stuff I show. But the important thing for any criminally inclined reading this is to know I don’t keep the stuff I do have, at home.

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

Just two more things, my standard Public Service Announcements. We don’t want to forget them!!!

How Not To Find Yourself In Contention For The Darwin Award
(Nothing to do with bearded dragons)

It has been pointed out that all of the rioting is nominally on account of criminals who resisted arrest in one form or another, and someone suggested schools ought to teach people not to resist arrest.

Granted an “ass kicking” isn’t the same as being shot, but both can result from the same stupid act. You may ultimately beat the rap, but you aren’t going to avoid the ride.

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

Is this guy still alive?
Given the brutality of PRC prisons, maybe I should hope not.

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!

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bakocarl

Yeah. That’s right. I’m pissed!
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bakocarl

I have never claimed to be sane!

cthulhu

Insanity is my raison d’etre.

jamcooker

My house smells like freshly baked bread at what is 10:15 PST. I must be nuts. I wasn’t planning on making bread today, but I had some leftover pumpkin from a small pie I did make, and decided to make bread. So, in addition to my regular duties, I baked today as we are getting together tomorrow- Boxing day- (or today for some). Merry Christmas!

TheseTruths

Nope, not sane.

That was a thoroughly enjoying and interesting read about Trenton.

James Monroe…whose last name is mistakenly thought to be “Doctrine,”

LOL! I had not realized he was in that battle and nearly died. Wiki says he suffered a severed artery. He is shown in this painting:

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The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776, by John Trumbull,

Description:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Capture_of_the_Hessians_at_Trenton,_December_26,_1776
In the center of the painting, American General George Washington is focusing his attention on the needs of the mortally wounded Hessian Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall. Rall is being helped by American Major William Stephens Smithaide-de-camp to General John Sullivan. Washington orders Smith to “call our best surgeons to his assistance, and let us save his life if possible.”[5] During the battle, Rall had been shot twice and needed to be carried into his headquarters, where he died that night.[11] Behind Washington, on horseback, are his aides, Colonel Robert Hanson Harrisonand Captain Tench Tilghman.[1][2][12][13]

To the left and behind Rall, severely wounded American Lieutenant James Monroe is attended to by Dr. John Riker. He saved Monroe’s life by quickly clamping the damaged artery to stop the heavy bleeding.[14] On the far left, dressed in white, is American Colonel Josiah Parker. He had the honor to receive Rall’s sword of surrender and he alone holds a sword in the painting.[15][16] Next to him are Colonels Edward Wigglesworth and William Shepard.[12]

American Major General Nathanael Greene is shown on the right on a light-colored horse, facing Washington. Behind Greene are American Generals John Sullivan, Henry KnoxPhilemon DickinsonJohn Glover, and George Weedon. Standing to the right of Greene is Captain William Washington, who was wounded in his hand during the battle.[12][13]

In the foreground, a fallen Hessian flag is shown. Washington was later presented one as a war trophy.[17]

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TheseTruths

The “diaper” one is not ringing a bell. As long as you’re not punch-drunk…

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The diaper comment drew this diaper-hunter out from his place of concealment for a good laugh! 😆

Teagan

I laughed about the Doctrine surname and thought…”that was very clever, Steve!”
So interesting…I’m planning to read your tale aloud to DH over hot morning drinks here a bit later. Thanks for the history lesson and reminder of the sacrifices others made for us. Our turn now.

Steve in Lewes

What hasn’t changed since 1776 is that after a successful victory, the mostly political Generals and Colonels ‘rush’ to the front to get photographed/painted for future political endeavors…ahh the more things change the more they remain the same…..seems to have worked for two Presidents anyway…hehehe!

Teagan

In a way, we have our own “history painter” ..JonMcNaughton …who has been quite prolific with lots of symbolism, such as you see in these old paintings (note the Dove of Peace flying between the two horses),
Haven’t seen anything new in several months, but always looked forward to his latest messages.

Deplorable Patriot

Not sane here. No. Not at all.

gil00

Such a good post im going to read again in the am.

Gail Combs

Hubby read it before I did and loved it. (I was busy reading the comments from last night that I missed.)

churchmouse

Thanks for the post, Steve. You brought back fond memories of US History class!

Teagan

Except, at least in my history classes, we learned the date, facts and action but never the strategy or outlier factors. That’s why I enjoy revisiting all of this through adult eyes…as well as minds that aren’t interested in merely knowing enough to regurgitate to pass an exam but to understand the conditions and reasons of decisions.

Teagan

Went to a tiny rural high school of less than 200. Most teachers were fresh out of college because the Board couldn’t afford experienced ones. They were only about 4 years older than us! LOL. I doubt if there were any deep thinkers among them…they were education majors that were assigned to teach empty slots.
But, I do get your point and I did have an older civics/history teacher that inspired my choice of education.

churchmouse

True!

Linda

Yes, excellent post both about the Battle of Trenton and the continental dollars. I learned a lot from both. Thank you, Steve.

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Enjoyed greatly, but I feel cold and wet!

Gail Combs

So do I since it dipped to 19F and all we have is space heaters since our CHYNESE made heat exchangers crapped out seven years ago. Our neighbors replaced one @ $5000 and we need two, one for each floor.

I think I will wait until Trump is re-elected and manufacturers start making them here in the USA again. I am really sick of buy Chynese crud and having it last for just a few years.

grandmaintexas

Same here. I avoid as much as I can. You typically have to buy the most expensive of just about any appliance in order to get it to last at all.

CMinTN

A lot of them are made in Mexico too. Cheaply made and made to break!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Twitter is at a new low.

You’ve heard of people being banned for being retweeted by Trump.

Now, somebody was banned for having a tweet LIKED by Trump.

https://gab.com/PNW_Mom/posts/105442956986506447
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Gail Combs

And many are either vets, active military, hunters, gun owners, retired LEOs, Secret Service….

We would probably lose because of CHYNA but I would not want to be a lilly-livered Polly-tish-um or a Urinal-list if it goes hot.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

From GAB!!!
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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Things are getting nasty, as predicted. RED1 is coming!

https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/105444657569591953

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QAnon and the Great Awakening

New “warning label” on Trump’s tweets.

The shift in tactics is notable. It went from “This claim about election fraud is disputed” to “Election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. Presidential election.”

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pgroup2

Which election officials? How about some names, twitface?

cthulhu

Where’s the little blurb that says, “I’m Jack Dorsey, and I approve this message”?

eilert

Found in the comments:
Counter to @jack:

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OSSOFF IS A CHICOM STOOGE, propelled by CHICOM MONEY!!!

WHERE’S THAT EO???

https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/105444670324600456

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Don Jr. tweeted this article out earlier today. I *knew* something was up with Ossoff. Gut feeling, after Franklin Leonard kept promoting him, just like he did with Buttigieg so long ago.

It’s the China connection!

>Jon Ossoff rose to fame as an “up-and-coming local politician” who ran in a special election in Georgia. He claimed he had an intelligence clearance and was in the know, having worked for members of Congress. Hollywood money flowed in and he became a media darling. Though Ossoff lost, he had so much money still in his coffers, the media constantly talked about his future.

>Then a curious thing happened.

>Ossoff started receiving money from an anti-democracy media company in China. The money flowed through Ossoff’s “documentary film” company that supposedly made documentaries about government corruption.

>The Chinese media company, based in Hong Kong, had become stridently opposed to the Hong Kong freedom protest movement and, it turns out, was backed by the Chinese Communist Party.

>In fact, earlier this year, Ossoff refused to even disclose his financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and only after Republican Senator David Perdue kept raising the issue did Ossoff amend his financial filings.

>This all fits China’s pattern.

>They found an up-and-coming political figure “who had the potential to make it big on the national stage” and they started funding his career and rise through third-party companies indisputably tied to the Chinese Communist Party.

https://ewerickson.substack.com/p/is-jon-ossoff-compromised-by-china

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Is Jon Ossoff Compromised By China?

If you live in Georgia or care about the integrity of the Senate, you need to thoughtfully consider this report from Axios on China’s intelligence operations. One…

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rayzorback

Fuck Fatass Erickson!

Remember…..he disinvited President Trump to his CPAC type gathering?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Stopped Clock Erickson! Right once a month!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Neon Revolt NAILS two more CIA (Chinazis In America).

I replied that this made all kinds of sense, as the racial crap is classic Maoist stuff. China is using RACE as a way to safely inject cultural Marxist memes directly into Hollywood.

https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/105444808806015394

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I think I finally figured it out.

Previous Hypothesis: Franklin Leonard was some kind of asset, set in place to gatekeep Hollywood – ie, boost narratives that were degenerate, promoting cultural Marxism, and divisive to the national character, and keep writers with trad/western/Christian values out.

Lots of evidence to support that theory, but that ultimately didn’t explain who he was working for. But now, in the face of new evidence, I have a new theory.

Hypothesis: Franklin Leonard is working for the Communist Chinese.

I had a hunch for a long time, but now I’m so close to actual proof:

http://www.meridianent.com.cn/our_people/

He formed a partnership with the Chinese-owned Meridian Entertainment a couple years ago.

Underlying Theory: Jennifer Dong, the founder of Meridian Entertainment, is a CCP agent.

If I can prove that Jennifer Dong is actually a CCP agent – I can then prove that Franklin Leonard is colluding with a foreign government to undermine the nation.

Game on, #Rentboy.

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Gail Combs

Wolfie,

Hubby had a couple long talks over the last couple days with a Musician friend who is in Hollyweird. He said they are ALL Crooked.

He is now in his 70s and if I named him you would know him. BTW I passed on all the nutritional info I got from here since he has arthritis. I hope it works as well for him as it has for me.

Aubergine

“If I can prove that Jennifer Dong is actually a CCP agent…”

Is she Chinese? Does she have any family member or person she cares about in China?

If so, she’s an agent. They all are; it’s in the handbook.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Your second point is right-on. The CCP really keeps tabs on CIA (Chinese In America). Their goons will harass Chinese who get too “churchy”, etc. Nasty business.

Linda

scott467

There are no coincidences. 😁

And even if there was, we would have to assume it wasn’t. 👍

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Check this out!
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smiley2

whoa

Emeraldstar

From anons, earlier today (and I find the text explanation to be plausible ATM):

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“Here’s a take on the Nashville Bombing…
18 USC 2332 & 2332a Criminal Charges
(18 USC Chapter 133B Terrorism)

Whomever did the bombing is a Domestic not a foreign terrorist.

No terrorist would take the time to produce a a large bomb and then go to extremes to safeguard life, that what they have done, the more death the greater the victory against Evil America.

Whomever did this was well aware of 18 USC 2332 and the difference between doing 20 years or facing execution if one American Citizen died if the plan failed or the actors were later discovered & arrested.

They are not stupid.

So a building was blown up, but did anyone die?
Look at the time the explosion occurred.
Look at the date, most if not all businesses were closed because of Christmas. This means minimal casualties.

The only danger lay with those who lived in the immediate area, hence the gunshots followed by loud recording identifying the RV with the explosives. Who is not going to wake up with gunshots at O Dark 30?

What terrorist organization, which hates the US, takes these extreme precautions to save lives, who does this?

None! That’s who! Why would they save lives? It’s ridiculous!
It’s domestic rat bastards who did this.

This explosion was not to scare Americans, or kill Americans or motivate Americans towards an “enemy”, this explosion was the secondary result of something greater that happened we just don’t know yet.

The target was so important, that a huge bomb had to be used to destroy what this group believed was important to them, enough to risk exposure.

The bomb was simply the ends to a means by serving as a distraction from the real event, a carefully engineered event taking into account preserving human life by alerting the public with the recorded warnings.

Let’s see what happens. Keep an open mind Anons!”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

MOAR:
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Brave and Free

This is curious too, links to video source.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/12/25/300057-n300057

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scott467

The FIB knows they have zero credibility, so they don’t even bother trying to lie about false flag events anymore.

Like the Las Vegas shooting.

They just moved on.

We weren’t even worthy of a credible (or even plausible) explanation for the shooting of nearly a thousand Americans, with 58 dead and “867 people [were] injured, 411 of them with gunshot wounds or shrapnel injuries”.

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jamcooker

It’s a great article heralding another flood of information coming in. The battle of information looks to be almost fully enjoined.

I’m going to need to re-read it tomorrow or the next day, I’m “brain-fried” so to speak.

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cthulhu

I would note that I consider there to have been one large world war between the British and French Empires, and that the 1744-1748 War of the Austrian Succession, the 1746-1763 Carnatic Wars (India), the 1754-1756 French & Indian War (North America), the 1756-1763 Seven Years War, the 1778-1783 Anglo-French War, and the 1780-1784 Fourth Anglo-Dutch War were merely phases. Note that, subsequent to that last one, France itself experienced the French Revolution (1789) and decided that they had problems of their own.

pgroup2

At least they had enough guillotines.

cthulhu

The last person to be guillotined in France was September 10, 1977. Just, y’know, maintaining skills…..

Cuppa Covfefe

Ahhh, but any way you slice it, they’re a cut above the rest…

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Deplorable Patriot

It is tradition for them for many centuries now.

Gail Combs

And the Brits have been trying to retake the USA ever since.

kalbokalbs

Never again will the Brits conquer anything. They are too busy surrendering to the muzzies. As is much of Europe.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

From Gab – ANTIFA behind derailment? This one REMEMBERS!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Click the green “gab” if it doesn’t start for you!

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HILARITY from GAB!!!
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Gail Combs

You can right click and open image in new tab to look at this more closely.

Looking at the T, the A S X 7 2 9 I would say at MAX two different people or someone changing their hand writing a bit on purpose. It certainly needs to have a look see by a professional.
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patfrederick

the “Houston” and the “T” in Texas all look the same to me…

Gingersmom2009

Every N is capitalized. The mix of capitals and lower-case letters throughout is stunning, and the same every time. Like Fannette – NNE then ending with a lower case e.

patfrederick

yeah, I’m no expert either–but that stuck out like a sore thumb…I would’ve flagged them all!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LAUREN BOEBERT FOR SECRETARY OF Q!

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cthulhu

She’s the pistol-packin’ mama, isn’t she?

CMinTN

Rifle, CO? Wife and I had looked been looking at property on Zillow and found it.

scott467

“And Queen Elizabeth does not appear on our money.”

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But she does appear on Canadia’s, Australia’s and New Zealand’s, which is how you know England never ‘gave’ autonomy to anyone.

What they ‘gave’ was the appearance of autonomy.

False autonomy.

England retains all the benefits of ownership without the appearance of ownership.

Because in the infamous ghetto-speak of Susie Rice, nobody gave nuthin’ (especially autonomy) to nobody.

If you read the oath of office for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, they ALL essentially pledge their souls in boot-licking humiliation to the Queen.

People like to claim it’s only symbolic.

Pull my other finger.

When power and money are at stake, it’s not a game — nobody gives nuthin’ to nobody.

But the appearance of independence has been very profitable for the Queen.

Just watch this.

It’s sickening.

If any American said what the ballerina Trupdope says here, that American would be guilty of High Treason:

I, Justin ‘PJ” Trudeau, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors. So help me God.

Queen of what?!?

Queen of Canada

Did he swear to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Canadian People who elected him?

Or to the Queen of England, and her ‘heirs and successors’?

So help me what?

So help me God.

And that’s just the first oath taken by Princess Trudeau, a.k.a. the Lord of the Dance:

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Next comes the oath to the ‘Privy Counsel’, and no, that’s not a counsel that meets in an outdoor toilet:

   “I, Justin ‘PJ’ Trudeau, do solemnly and sincerely swear that I shall be a true and faithful servant to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, as a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council for Canada.

Impressive specificity. Is he swearing to be a true and faithful servant to the Canadian People who elected him, or to the sovereign power of England, by name and title?

And as a member of whose council?

Why her ‘Majesty’s’ privy council for Canada, of course.

Not even ‘of’ Canada. It’s a council she made for Canada, whether Canada wanted it or not (and you can be sure she never asked!).

I was waiting for the woman holding the oath to produce one of the Queens dirty boots for ‘PJ’ to lick in fealty.

“I, Justin ‘PJ’ Trudope, do hereby lick the Queen’s filthy boot in which the Royal smelly foot once dwelt, in a public display of fealty to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.” 😁

Just try to imagine any American saying the words of either of these oaths.

Continuing:

I will in all things to be treated, debated and resolved in Privy Council, faithfully,
   honestly and truly declare my mind and my opinion. I shall keep secret all matters committed and revealed to me in this capacity, or that shall be secretly treated of in Council.

Secret from whom?

The Canadian People, naturally.

Is any of this sounding like Canada is a sovereign nation, or a subject nation of England’s?

Concluding:

Generally, in all things I shall do as a faithful and true servant ought to do for Her Majesty. So help me God.”

It’s repulsive.

It makes my skin crawl, just watching him say the words.

But he’s giddy about it.

The leader of Canada is literally an avowed servant and subject of a sovereign leader of another country.

By public oath and declaration.

The Canadian People don’t even merit a mention, he has no allegiance to them whatsoever.

And the oaths of New Zealand and Australia are nearly identical, if not exactly identical.

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scott467

“They’re subject to the queen.
They’re not subject to the UK parliament.
That’s a key distinction even if you don’t want to acknowledge that.”

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Are they still de facto British colonies or aren’t they?

In a world where we’re learning day by day that the entire political structure of Western governments all over the world are wholly corrupted — and very clearly by the same ultimate source(s) — is the UK parliament, or the Canadian parliament, any more of a representative body or legitimate independent governing authority than our own Congress?

Who’s in charge, really?

It’s not Adam Schiff, or Pelosi, or Schumer, or Cocaine Mitch. They’re clearly puppets serving some kind of practical overlord. Are their equivalents in Canada or the UK any different?

Who is above them?

Who is in really in control?

Who is pulling the strings?

In this world, who is above the SOVEREIGN?

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sovereign(ˈsɒvrɪn) n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person exercising supreme authority, esp a monarch
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“They’re subject to the queen.
They’re not subject to the UK parliament.
That’s a key distinction even if you don’t want to acknowledge that.”

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How is that not a distinction without a difference?

Did the Royal Lawyers come up with these oaths on a lark?

What is the direct evidence?

What do the oaths actually say?

Do those words not have meaning?

The lawyers who wrote them and the Queen who approved them certain hope and expect that those words have meaning, don’t they?

Otherwise, why go through the exercise?

Is the Prime Minister the leader of the government, or does he serve at the pleasure of someone else?

Does he essentially have the power and authority of a leader of the country, effectively the Canadian equivalent of the President of the United States?

He certainly presents to the world in that capacity.

But is he essentially a vassal to a higher authority?

If his allegiance is to the Queen of another country, how are the ramifications of that reality not enormous?

Imagine for a moment, an American President making the same oath of fealty to the monarch of another nation.

Would anyone try to claim that the President is subject to the Queen of another country but the Congress is independent, and that’s a key distinction which makes it all hunky dory?

Who has more power and authority?

The Prime Minister of Canada?

Or some guy in Parliament from Saskatoon?

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Here is Wiki’s explanation of Canadian Parliament:

The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is the federal legislature of Canada, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and is composed of three parts: the Monarch, the Senate, and the House of Commons.”

So Parliament consists of three parts, and the first (primary, honored with precedence prominence before others) is the Monarch of another country…

By constitutional convention, the House of Commons is dominant, with the Senate rarely opposing its will.”

It sounds like the House of Commons is in charge…

“The Senate reviews legislation from a less partisan standpoint and may initiate certain bills. The monarch or her representative, normally the governor general, provides royal assent to make bills into law.”

So the House of Commons is dominant, but bills don’t become law without the assent of the Queen, or her representative — not the People’s representatives, the Queen’s representative.

It’s certainly an interesting definition of the word ‘dominant’.

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The governor general, on behalf of the monarch, summons and appoints the 105 senators on the advice of the prime minister,

So on behalf of the Queen, the governor general, who represents the Queen, appoints the 105 senators… on the advice of the Prime Minister… who swore a boot-licking oath of fealty to the Queen

So the Queen controls (is represented by) the governor general, and the Queen controls the Prime Minister — so the Queen tells the Prime Minister who to select and the Queen tells the governor general to then appoint those people whom the Queen told the Prime Minister to select.

This con is a thing of almost elemental beauty…

It really is beautiful… the circular nature of this, the 3-card Monte-esque nature of this circular power structure, all revolving around the Queen of another country, would make even a hardened Mafia Godfather blush… but the Queen, she pulls it off with panache… 😂 🤣 😂

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“…while the 338 members of the House of Commons—called members of Parliament (MPs)—each represent an electoral district, commonly referred to as a riding, and are directly elected by Canadian voters.”

It’s very nice that the Canadian voters are allowed to have a part in this scheme. So the Queen is the monarch (first of the 3 legs of parliament), and the 2nd leg of parliament, the members of the Senate, owe their position to the governor general and to the Prime Minister, both of whom are controlled by the 1st leg (the monarch, the Queen).

As my good friend Meatloaf used to say, two out of three ain’t bad 😂 🤣 😂

So the Queen controls herself, and the senate, and the governor general, and the Prime Minister.

So that’s one, two, three, four… that’s FOUR entities beholden to or representing or working directly for the Queen, versus one entity (House of Commons) working for the people. A four-to-one power sharing arrangement… I wonder who wins all those fights?

And let us not forget that her Majesty is also the Queen of Canada, which would make her the sovereign of Canada.

It almost seems like the deck is being stacked in the Queen’s favor…

But wait… as I read ahead (I couldn’t help myself), it appears to get even better. I would say for whom it gets even better, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise or the suspense just yet 😁

Okay, I’ll give you a hint, but only a small one.

It begins with “Qu” and it ends with “een“.

I probably shouldn’t have given a hint… but you’ll figure it out soon anyway, if you didn’t already. I’m sensing a pattern here…

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In his own right, the governor general also summons and calls together the House of Commons, on behalf of the monarch, while either the monarch or governor general, the latter as ex officio viceroy, can prorogue or dissolve Parliament, in order to either end a parliamentary session or call a general election.”

So the governor general — who we learned earlier represents the Queen — summons and calls together the House of Commons, and possesses the power and authority to dissolve Parliament.

And not even on behalf of the People, but on behalf of the Queen… of a different country. But also on behalf of the Queen of Canada, as we learned earlier.

So the Queen, via the governor general, controls when the House of Commons even gets to show up, to play their role in this scheme, and the Queen, via the governor general, can dissolve the whole government if she doesn’t like what they’re up to.

And the governor general is a viceroy. That’s an interesting word, essentially a synonym for representative, if the person being represented happens to be a monarch:

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Definition of viceroy1 : the governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of a king or sovereign
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And there’s that word ‘sovereign‘ again… it keeps popping up… over and over (and over) again… almost like it might be important somehow, in this whole mix. 😁

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“Either will read the Throne Speech.”

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Ah yes, the Throne Speech.

What good is representative government, without a Throne Speech?

I remember several of those from GoT.

They were always very important. 😁

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Further down the Wiki page on Canadian Parliament, we learn more about the role of the Throne in Parliament:

The new parliamentary session is marked by the opening of Parliament, a ceremony where a range of topics can be addressed in a Speech From the Throne given by the monarch, the governor general, or a royal delegate.

The usher of the Black Rod invites MPs to these events, knocking on the doors of the lower house that have been slammed shut — a symbolic arrangement designed to illustrate the Commons’ right to deny entry to anyone, including even the monarch (but with an exception for royal messengers).

Hence the word ‘symbolic‘, because it certainly isn’t an actual right, if the Queen has provided herself a ‘royal messenger’ loophole, who could be anyone she chooses, including the Queen’s Governor General, or her Prime Minister 😁

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Once the MPs are gathered behind the Bar of the Senate — save for the prime minister, the only MP permitted into the Senate proper to sit near the throne dais — ”

So the members of the House of Commons, the representatives of the People, they’re not even permitted to sit groveling at the feet of the Monarch on her throne dais?

They can’t even go near the glory and the power of her Majesty?

That doesn’t seem very sporting of her, but what are you gonna do?

She’s clearly in charge… you can’t even sit at her sovereign smelly feet 😁

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” — the House of Commons speaker presents to the monarch or governor general, and formally claims the rights and privileges of the House of Commons;”

Unlike a free man, who doesn’t have to explain or justify himself to anyone.

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and then the speaker of the Senate, on behalf of the Crown, replies in acknowledgement after the sovereign or viceroy takes their seat on the throne.”

It could just be me… it’s probably nothing… but I’m kinda sorta sensing a very lopsided power distribution within this whole arrangement…

😁

grandmaintexas

Wow. I’m blown away. I had no idea. I thought it was all ceremonial and the Canadians were basically acknowledging ties of common ancestry and tradition.

As a fellow American, who is descended from the English (as well as the French and Germans), I share your healthy disdain for the English Monarchy.

As a Catholic, I desire one King and Sovereign, Christus Rex.

scott467

“Wow. I’m blown away. I had no idea.”

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Well, it may be that my understanding, based on a healthy skepticism and the integrity of Wikipedia, is not wholly accurate…

But on the other hand, it does look pretty bad to me too… 😁

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grandmaintexas

It seems pretty clear to me…

Gail Combs

The Queen of England OWNS all the land in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. You do not get a deed of LAND OWNERSHIP.

Sorry I do not have the ‘sauce’ as it came up when farmers were fighting the National Animal Identification System AND PREMISES ID a couple decades ago.

NOTE the RECORDS for the Premises ID were/are? kept IN CANADA and they were getting little 4-H kids to register their parents property in order to be able to show in 4-H shows. The parents of course were never notified.

The little bit I can still find on the subject on the internet. (I lost files in moving to the new computer)

NAIS – a coerced AND hidden attempt to steal all US farmland as collateral on the bailoutBy Marti Oakley  Posted by Linn Cohen-Cole

[Remember Chyna and Russia were tossing hissy fits because the USD ($$) was backed by NOTHING. So right after OH!Bummer’s election, Hitlary hustled her butt over to Chyna and after that Chyna backed off. Farmers think OUR LAND was put up as the backing for the dollar… Think of the ports, corporations, Smithfield and ALL those pig farms, and such NOW OWNED/CONTROLLED by Chyna. MAY 28, 2019 Nearly 30 Million Acres Of US Farmland Now Owned By Foreigners. ]

….Under NAIS the term [property] is swapped for Premises.

Property is the term used to indicate private ownership of a thing such as land or animals and is protected by rights in the Constitution. It does signify legal ownership, and who is the legal owner and allows you access to a Civil Court and protection under the Constitution.

Premises is a term derived from the International Law of Contracts which are the international rules, for conducting business, usually corporate, whereby [non-human entities] are declared to be [persons]. Agreeing to the redefining of [property] and to the conversion to premises, eliminates civil protections and redefines you as an [legal entity] who may or may not own the thing in question. This also subjects you to Administrative Courts using statute and codes which are derived from the International Law of Contracts (ILC) and prohibits any use of rights enumerated or otherwise within the constitution….

churchmouse

In the UK, the PM and Cabinet of the dominant party in government (currently, the Conservatives) are known formally as Her Majesty’s Government.

You ask who is in charge? The Queen rubber stamps whatever the PM presents her with. There hasn’t been any political involvement from a monarch since 1688, The Glorious Revolution, a peaceful one on the mainland, less so in Ireland:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorious_Revolution#Legacy

‘Since 1689, government under a system of constitutional monarchy in England, and later the United Kingdom, has been uninterrupted. Since then, Parliament’s power has steadily increased while the Crown’s has steadily declined … the events more closely resemble a coup d’état than a social revolution.[e]

Didn’t you learn in school that the British monarch, whilst head of state, is essentially a figurehead?

scott467

“In the UK, the PM and Cabinet of the dominant party in government (currently, the Conservatives) are known formally as Her Majesty’s Government.”

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Well naturally.

If I wanted to present the appearance of a figurehead, while maintaining the practical reality of power, I would require that whichever side of the UK Uni-Party was ‘dominant’ was formally (legally) known as the royal ‘Mine‘ too. 😁

When everything always redounds to the benefit of one person (or group, or party), how many times do we have to notice, before we realize it’s not coincidence?

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“You ask who is in charge? The Queen rubber stamps whatever the PM presents her with.”

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I know that’s the narrative, but how does anyone really know that?

How does anyone know whether the Queen (and her royal counselors, whose entire purpose in life is to defend and protect the Sovereign in all things, including perpetuity of the Sovereign line via royal heirs) isn’t running the show, and ‘rubber stamping’ her own policies as presented to her by the parliament which she controls?

It’s certainly not beyond the capability of a human being to construct such a system.

And it would certainly be very beneficial to construct such a system, for many reasons.

And coincidentally, the same people seem to benefit from the system, always, in perpetuity.

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“There hasn’t been any political involvement from a monarch since 1688, The Glorious Revolution, a peaceful one on the mainland, less so in Ireland:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorious_Revolution#Legacy

Follow the MONEY.

Always follow the money.

How much money does the Monarch rake in every year from her subjects?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finances_of_the_British_royal_family

“The finances of the British royal family come from a number of sources.”

Truer words may have never been spoken… 😂 🤣 😂 🤣 😂

And here’s a nice perk of Sovereignty:

TaxationThe Crown has a legal tax-exempt status because certain Acts of Parliament do not apply to it.

If Parliament doesn’t apply to ‘the Crown’, the by definition, ‘the Crown’ is above the Parliament, and therefore above the Law.

Sovereigns always are, just ask any King (or Queen).

Crown bodies such as The Duchy of Lancaster are not subject to legislation concerning income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.

Unlike us little people, money is always a very sensitive issue for Sovereigns. Almost as if money is power. It’s probably nothing we serfs ought to concern ourselves about… just trust in the elites… after all, they must know what’s best for us… because they certainly know what’s best for them. They never get that part wrong… I just hope there’s never a conflict of interest… if there (ever) was, I wonder how the little people would fare… 😂 🤣 😂 🤣 😂

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Furthermore, the Sovereign has no legal liability to pay such taxes. The Duchy of Cornwall has a Crown exemption and the Prince of Wales is not legally liable to pay income tax on Duchy revenues.

As noted earlier, they are above the law. If you are above the law in matters of money, then you are effectively above the law in everything else, because everything having to do with power and control in this world is about money.

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Since 1689, government under a system of constitutional monarchy in England, and later the United Kingdom, has been uninterrupted. Since then, Parliament’s power has steadily increased while the Crown’s has steadily declined … the events more closely resemble a coup d’état than a social revolution.‘

I think that’s a lovely story, exactly the kind of fable I would require to be taught, if I wanted to maintain the appearance of a harmless elderly grandmother, while maintaining power and control behind the facade of a puppet government.

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Didn’t you learn in school that the British monarch, whilst head of state, is essentially a figurehead?

Absolutely I did! Don’t think for an instant that I was not force-fed the finest propaganda and indoctrination that public education could disseminate.

I have just noticed over the years that much of what I was taught has turned out to be complete and utter bull$%#! 😂 🤣 😂 🤣 😂 🤣 😂

Lies stacked on top of lies, an ocean of lies, lies so thick that nearly everyone appears to believe them, especially during the time before the Interwebs, when independent inquiry was much more difficult.

Most of the lies that I was taught as a child were not with malicious intent. I think my teachers believed most of them, and my parents and grandparents did too. But grandparents less so, I remember… and great grandparents even less, like something happened back then that nobody wanted to talk about.

If people questioned much about how things were, and all the many instances of seeing that same cat walk by twice, they never spoke much about it that I recall.

Unless you asked point-blank. And nobody ever seemed to like that, it made people uncomfortable, which means they had their own doubts, they didn’t have the answers, and just like everyone here, they sensed that somehow an awful lot about this world just isn’t right.

They just didn’t have a convenient forum to talk about it with other people who noticed the same kinds of things.

Like we do 👍

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churchmouse

Well, we’re each going to have our respective perspectives on this, so to each his own.

scott467

The same thing I eventually say to the members of the mask cult.

Is it really so different?

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churchmouse

I’m not a member of the mask cult, thanks very much.

scott467

“I’m not a member of the mask cult, thanks very much.”

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Nor was I suggesting you were!

churchmouse

Okay, thanks.

Aubergine

I love history. My forebears, almost all of them that I can find, have been here since the early 1600s. I haven’t found a Mayflower, yet, but I will one day, because some man in my family almost had to have married a descendant of one. I’m still looking.

Anyway, my study of their history makes me despise the very IDEA of a monarch. Good grief, all my ancestors fled that bullshit, and then fought like hell to rid us of it.

One old lady across the ocean from you should NOT control what happens in your country.

pgroup2

Well, a few decades back, the Falkland Islanders were quite happy that they were part of the Crown hierarchy. Just saying.

Teagan

The Bahamas were so eager to break away from Britain at the time and almost financially collapsed afterwards. We had an American medical doctor friend that had a home there and we went regularly, and through him became acquainted with the PM and spent one NYE in his home. Got quite an earful of that period in their independence move.

kalbokalbs

IF Canada, New Zealand and Australia had any integrity and pride in their countries they’d tell the Queen to fuck off, clearly stating their independence.

Well, we know Canada and New Zealand are spineless. Australia I would guess “thinks” the, hey Queen fuck off we are independent. Maybe someday Australia will grow another so they have a pair.

trumpismine

scott467

They always claim it’s ‘bigger than we can imagine’, and then it always turns out to be much less.

Like that worthless scooter, the “Segway”.

I remember the lead up to that product debut.

It was going to revolutionize human transportation. It used technology no one had ever experienced before. It was the kind of thing that would change the world as we know it.

I remember lots of people were speculating about Star Trek type ‘transporters’, there was no shortage of imagination… 😂🤣😂

There was no shortage of the LETDOWN either, when it was finally revealed that the big to-do was over a rechargeable scooter whose principal design objective appeared to be to make Americans even lazier and fatter than they already were.

So EVERY time the supposed ‘insiders’ say something is ‘so much bigger than we can imagine’, either they’re stupid or they think we’re stupid, and I’m not even sure which one’s worse.

But they should stop it.

Because whatever it is, there’s not even a remote chance it is going to be bigger than our imagination.

Not even the Imagineers could pull that off. 😁

It’s just manipulative propaganda.

Aubergine

Yeah, I can imagine a LOT.

Aubergine

Lol!

cthulhu

Don’t ever tell her the odds….

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Sylvia Avery

I enjoyed your post Steve. Hope you had a nice Christmas.

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Gail Combs

Here is the article It All Makes Sense Now Doesn’t It? Lin Wood linked to.

Have you wondered as I have over the last decade where all of this ideological garbage is coming from?

I think we now know (Many have known for a long time but now the evidence is irrefutable).

With the exposure of Chicom influence, subterfuge, and corruption inside American political, economic, judicial and governmental systems, it is clear that a decades-long hidden agenda has been executed against the United States of America, and in fact the free world.

Think about it.

If you wanted to destroy a nation’s ability to defend itself, you’d want to destroy its masculinity. ‘Toxic masculinity’ ring a bell? You’d want to destroy its ability to reproduce – abortion on demand, the more the better. You’d promote homosexuality as normal – no new warriors being born there for sure.

If you wanted to destroy a nation’s culture — you’d promote radical feminism and destruction of the family unit. You’d try and confuse young children as to their gender, or even which pronoun they should use. You’d destroy a nation’s culture of self-reliance. “American self-reliance has hurt our response to the pandemic,” said China-mouthpiece Dr. Fauci.

You’d destroy Christianity – like they do in China….

kalbokalbs

^^^ Lin Wood, “Adam Schiff not having a good Christmas”.

Hmmmm. We saw posts about Schiff saying he was escorted out of a LA airport, at an FBI building, arrested…

Wonder if shitty was brought in for questioning.

We rely on Lin Wood integrity as a defamation lawyer to not lie. Perhaps there is some truth to shitty being questioned.

Well, I continue to hope justice will shit all over shitty.

GA/FL

I stringently object to Lin Wood calling our VP Mike Pence a traitor!!!!

anonymoushorse

I’m REALLY puzzled by this. I hope others will chime in.

Gail Combs

L.Lin Wood is a DEFAMATION Lawyer. He would not make statements that could get him sued now would he???
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eilert

I am of the same opinion.
I think Lin Wood is disappointed Pence didn’t use the Pence card, but this was not necessary, since he (his office) was sued by the Amistad project for the fraudulent certified electors, making this whole Pence card mute. Pence can always point to this law suite, on Jan 6, to reject the fraudulent electors, especially after the GOP Reps. and Senators object too.

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holly

The body language for both Pence and Miller in this clip is interesting.

suzyqster58

It seemed to be a very awkward moment.

kalbokalbs

^^^ It was odd. A very clear Miller thanking VP Pence. With little if any acknowledgement by VP Pence.

It was as if, Miller was indirectly acknowledging what was forbidden to acknowledge. VP Pence is key to a massive “sting”.

I remain strongly with VP Pence, as President Trump is. The ding list on VP Pence is noteworthy.

So long as President Trump is good with VP Pence, so am I. It’s a Trump Train thing. MAGA.

eilert

What a faker the FRAUDCIST really is.
He is pointing to the wrong arm, claiming it is a little bit ackee, while he was ‘vaccinated’ in the other arm.

Teagan

Like McCain’s “traveling boot?”

patfrederick

THAT was funny too!

eilert

They know they actually effed up.

This is a new video pointing to the correct side:

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patfrederick

he’s getting too old to keep his lies straight…LOL

Gail Combs

WOW, nothing like CONFIRMING you LIED!

Good going FauXi!

GA/FL

Thank you, Steve in CO, for another fascinating, well-researched history post!

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Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!

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Be My Voice

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patfrederick

morning Duchess!
have a Blessed day!

duchess01

Morning, Pat!!! Got Snow? We do – ~ 4″ overnight – more to come – but, thankfully – it is not wet, heavy snow.

God Bless Your Day, too, with warmth and love – Hugs!!!

patfrederick

got a coating…not sure what’s in store for today…lol

HUGS back to you!!!!

duchess01

Not sure how long this will last – lake effect has stops and starts – forecast changes quickly – but – did not expect this today – missed it entirely.

Received and Appreciated!!!

patfrederick

stay safe!!
stay warm!!

duchess01

Will do – you do the same – Mkay?

Dora

It looks like the return of the Confederacy!

para59r

“Need only one from each chamber” yes to open a 2 hour debate in each chamber on the stated objection to the slate of state electors (5 mins from each side for just 2hrs gives you 1hr of talking time). What we need are multiple and separate objections for multiple debates until our side has had a chance to be heard. Less is not good.

What was mentioned yesterday.

Indeed. It’s going to take more than lean towards and more than six to make Jan 6 an event to favor the President. As many as possible must step forward in both houses each with separate objection to be heard. Not an objection that is the same for if same they will be treated as one and as one they will only have 2 hrs of debate after which an up or down vote will occur.

What needs to happen is a host of separate objections that can be strung together that will tell the whole story to the American people while demanding action Remember these objections will be subject to only 2 hours of debate in each respective house and each senator in the senate will have 5 mins and each house member in the House will have 5 mins and it stops for a vote after 2hrs.

Therefore we need as many of these two hour objections as possible and they must be coordinated well enough that they tell the whole story and leave noting out while emphasizing the most salient points.

Although our numbers will increase in the House and decrease in the Senate it’s likely that the objections will not be sustained but if voices are strong enough it will certainly justify the President in taking action or open up another avenue short of war.

I’d strongly encourage the people to act if things are not going as we wish. We are 80 million or more disenfranchised voters at this point and time and a lot of us are just not going to take it.

https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml;jsessionid=F8901BC6C2C6D239293FF3A484C439ED?req=granuleid%3AUSC-prelim-title3-chapter1&saved=%7CZ3JhbnVsZWlkOlVTQy1wcmVsaW0tdGl0bGUzLXNlY3Rpb245%7C%7C%7C0%7Cfalse%7Cprelim&edition=prelim

Lastly if war is the last option left I’d say we need a declaration of war prior to Ingratiation date to provide some legal cover for patriots.

One that states that we the people are not going to accept the fraud since it has not been properly investigated.

I think a conditional one can be made now and put in the form of a petition and hopefully put up on the white house petition page.

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MAGA Mom

Excellent!

grandmaintexas

Thank-you, Steve. Our history never fails to inspire me.

And, Biden’s bid for the presidency isn’t worth a Continental. 😁

anonymoushorse

My mother used to say “I don’t give a continental damn!”- I never heard anyone else say this.

Teagan

Where was your mother from? I’ve never heard that expression, either, but some that our parents and grandparents often said did come from moments in history.

churchmouse

I used to say that, many moons ago. I think I picked it up in history class or from a movie.

Aubergine

I heard that one when I was a kid! I even used it, not knowing exactly what it meant. I grew up in Georgia.

Dora

cthulhu

In a better world, this guy’s the Pope.

anonymoushorse

I wonder what is his source of information?

grandmaintexas

Besides God, I would say the White Hats. I thinks he’s the White Hat arm of the religious contingent. 😁

grandmaintexas

Amen.

smiley2

Archbp Vigano = extremely courageous for speaking up, and putting himself at personal risk.

reminds me of Dietrich Bonheoffer in that regard.

Dora

Yes! That’s a good comparison!

MAGA Mom

Spent wonderful time with friends yesterday. Politics came up again and again from all different angles as did the nash attack/explosion. We received phone alerts and checked our phones several times due to attack. Great visit but people are Aware and Angry.
Great news is seeing our children and knowing how they are being raised. Listening to them … if others are doing the same in their homes to raise their children, we have a good long term future. Just concerned about the world they will walk into in the next 2-6 yrs.

Dora

Thank you Mr. Wood for all you are doing.

https://twitter.com/LLinWood/status/1342666796621570049

Emeraldstar

Remember the quote from Mark Twain?

“There are lies, there are damned lies, and then there’s statistics!”

From the anons, here’s one way hospital numbers (statistics) are gamed …

“Hospitals are only at a fraction of capacity due to Covid proptcols.

One patient per room reduces double occupancy to 50%
THEN every other room, on either side of the Covid room, must be vacated further reducing capacity by another 66%.
ITS A NUMBERS/Profit SCAM when compared to the reimbursement of other ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Nurses $100/Hr.
Covid room $7,500/dy
Ventilator in room $35,000/dy
Keeping your POS for-profit hospital solvent & shareholders happy, PRICELESS.”

patfrederick

Good Morning Steve!
Glad you survived the raid on Nakatomi Plaza!
I think the point of the meme you mention is that we won’t stay cozy in our Christmas gatherings–you may think we WOULD–but no–American Patriots will fight when necessary–even if they have to BEGIN on Christmas.
that was my take on the meme anyway…

suzyqster58

Good Morning treepers. Checking in as yesterday was pretty busy. Had a wonderful prime rib dinner, family dropping in ,lots of hugs and conversation. No masks no 6 ft. whatever. Neighbors dropped by ,had a nice day very low key. I believe we are seeing a mask rebellion here in oregon .people are done with it. People will comply so far then the stubbornness sets in. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

patfrederick

sounds wonderful suzy!!!

CMinTN

We had a nice quiet Christmas yesterday. Baked ham, lasagne, salmon…picked my Mom up to eat with us, then went to a cousins across the road for Christmas evening with their extended family. Enjoyed the snow we got Christmas Eve and flurries on Christmas.

patfrederick

sounds like a feast!

CMinTN

It was! Had the whole food coma thing going on by the end of the day. Wife made a carrot cake and some strawberry shortcakes. I had been losing weight…

patfrederick

sounds scrumptious!!!

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Bidens = LOLOL

grandmaintexas

Our President fights for this Republic!

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duchess01

That was fun, Pat!!! Thanks for the * Giggles * !!!

patfrederick

it’s about to get real, real soon…we need to remember to laugh to relieve stress!

duchess01

Amen goes right there, Pat!!!

duchess01

Boy, ain’t that the truth!!!

Gail Combs

Hubby approves of that last one. 🤣  

Cuppa Covfefe

Whoa. I’d hate to be parked under that… :mrgreen: