Dear KAG: 20210211 Daily Thread

Are we there yet?

Not quite it seems. And many of us are really needing hopium to fight off the blues brought on by gray skies and sub-freezing temperatures.

I mean, seriously, there’s been a $10 mark-up on a dozen roses in the last week in these parts.

With prices like that, no wonder so many guys choose to remain single.

Okay, need to wake up…let’s see…groovy tunes….

Wait…I did dances in the 80s…hang on….

No, no no, not that. Let’s see….

Ahh, that’s better.

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Given that various men seem to think they are women, and women are being forcibly shoved aside by certain sectors of post-modern social sorts, this notion may be a little radical. But, seriously, women and men were made differently for a reason.

GENESIS 2:18-25

18Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him. 21So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; 22and the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” 24Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh. 25And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.

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Wolf Moon

Ace is going there. I called them Bidenazis. Ace is just calling them Nazis now.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/392661.php

gil00

I wonder if theres a new term that will stick? Nazi is very overplayed and misrepresented by uneducated leftists and ignorant others who just dunno what it means.

Wolf Moon

I don’t think it will stick for exactly those reasons. Just interesting to see that people are now getting the same “feelz” from the new regime, for various reasons.

gil00

The conspiracy is reality. The donald sutherland uncle dictator from the hunger games is sitting in the white house, probably drooling, but hes there doing so much damage.
Arg. Meanwhile real POTUS and maga are correct about so much.

para59r

It’s because we know the thief in chief will continue his embrace with the Chinese I opt for Bidenese. (heck, just made it official by adding it to my dictionary so the squiggly red line won’t show up any more.)

Wolf Moon

Bidenese is a language, too! Red Jen speaks it fluently, as she “circles back”!

michaelh

A good article on Rod Dreher’s blind spot. Remember, Trump’s superpower is making people CRAZY.

February 11, 2021
Live Not By Lies, But Turn Your Back on Reality
By Jeff Minick

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/live-not-by-lies–but-turn-your-back-on-reality/

Accounts from individuals, many unknown to Americans, who gave their treasures and lives to defy totalitarianism fill Rod Dreher’s latest book, Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. Their stories should inspire all of us in the age of fear and fraud we now inhabit.

But there’s one problem—a huge problem—with Dreher’s take on the battles now being waged in our public square.

The problem is not that Dreher tells readers that Americans are entering an age of soft totalitarianism, where social media and cancel culture restrict our freedoms. It’s painfully true that Big Tech companies, corporations, and academia have forged an alliance with politicians and the mainstream media to push their “progressive” programs, many of which are antithetical to the Constitution and our free-enterprise system.

Nor can the problem be found in the fact that Dreher advises readers on how to oppose this coalition. In chapters like “Value Nothing More Than Truth,” “Families Are Resistance Cells,” and “Standing In Solidarity,” he gives us encouragement and ways to fight against the powerful intrusions of government and corporations into our lives.

These ideas are supported with interviews from those who have lived under totalitarian governments, particularly those from Russia and Eastern Europe. Dreher has spoken with pastors and teachers, political dissidents and their grown children, thereby allowing them to offer readers practical advice on resisting tyrannical governments.

Dreher’s references of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn are also praiseworthy, and he even takes the title of his bookfrom one of the Russian’s essays, “Live Not By Lies.”He concludes by citing several paragraphs from that essay, including this grim reminder about the consequences of failing to oppose totalitarianism:

“But if we shrink away, then let us cease complaining that someone does not let us draw breath—we do it to ourselves! Let us then cower and hunker down, while our comrades bring us closer to the day when our thoughts can be read and our genes altered.”

No, these are not the problems with Dreher’s book. Instead, the problem lies in his bitter opposition to former President Donald Trump and many of his supporters. This is easily discovered by a quick jaunt over to the website of The American Conservative, where Dreher is a senior editor, or by searchingon Google for “Rod Dreher Donald Trump.”

In his Jan. 11 essay, for instance, Dreher refers to the Jan. 6 meleeat the Capitol as “an actual insurrection by a fanatical mob of Trump supporters.” He states, “What I did not foresee is that Trump would normalize cult thinking on the Right.” He apologizes to “Never Trumpers” for his doubts about their cause, calls for Trump’s impeachment even after he leaves office, and adds “Congress should make it impossible for him ever again to run again for president.” In the same essay, he points to a couple of nut-jobs who stormed the Capitol and uses them to smear Trump supporters. He also tells us he didn’t vote for Trump, which likely means he either voted for Joe Biden or not at all.

We are now seeing the consequences of that election: a president and a Congress who are rapidly enacting the most radical agenda in the history of our nation.

In the last few weeks, Biden has signed nearly 50 executive orders, most of them aimed at destroying Trump’s political and economic legacy. Among other things, Biden has crippled our fossil fuel industry, reversed attempts to control illegal immigration, allowed American taxpayer money to fund abortions in developing countries, and swiftly moved to curtail various freedoms, all while operating behind barbed wire and several thousand federal troops in a largely deserted and shuttered Washington D.C.

Is this what Dreher prefers to Trump? When juxtaposed against the ideas of his book, his remarks in his Jan. 11 essay would be hilarious were the consequences not so dire. The troops, the barbed wire, and the torrent of orders pouring out from the Biden White House more closely resemble Dreher’s descriptions of eastern European communist governments of days gone by than a free America.

And what about those Republicans whom Dreher would prefer in positions of power instead of the uncouth Trump? With a few exceptions, they have returned to their usual practices of caving to the Democrats, trying to play nice, and letting the American people take the punches.

The good news for Rod Dreher is that the radicalism and socialism now advocated by the administration and Congress, which he helped put into place, should increase the sales of Live Not By Lies.

For the rest of us, the bad news is already at hand.

Wolf Moon

Absolutely great stuff. Wonderful analysis of the analysis!

GA/FL

I’ve never liked reading Dreher – his kind of conservative isn’t mine. He’s not quite as bitter as the Lincoln Project, but his position isn’t quite conservatism as far as fiscal, social conservatism, build and preserve America and her resources/people/economy/jobs First conservatism.

Maybe he’s a closet globalist. Maybe he’s an Episcopalian.

GA/FL

I was wrong – he’s a Catholic convert and a Biblical social conservative (not for LBGT/gay marriage, etc.).

He’s got weird political views: “On November 1, 2020, Dreher recommended that “unsafe state readers” of his blog vote for Donald Trump, while noting that he planned to vote for the American Solidarity Party because his state is already “safely in Trump’s hands”.[134] In October 2020, Dreher published a tweet describing the American Solidarity Party as “a party I actually believe in.”

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

I’m just not a fan of his thinking.

michaelh

He went Orthodox.

I feel bad for them. Orthodoxy shouldn’t be the crash pad for disaffected Evangelicals.

pgroup2

[snort]

Wolf Moon

He is very unrealistic. He’s tied to a conception of virtue that has insufficient room for bitter truths. I watch people debating him online, and he seems like some guy on the Titanic saying “Yes, we’re sinking. But Trump is wrong about boats. The Carpathia WILL get here. Surely, it WILL get here.” And then somebody says “The Carpathia is steaming past us now.” So Dreher says “Well, they will turn about. Surely they will turn about. Don’t listen to Trump.”

singingsoul1

I stay away from people like that.

Wolf Moon

They’re dangerous!

SteveInCO

And I see parallels on the Trump side.

Wolf Moon

LOL. Oh, yeah. With the Carpathia going in both directions!

GA/FL

Snort – very good assessment.

Grandmaintexas

He’s former Catholic, present Orthodox.

A hundred percent holier-than-thou.

GA/FL

Overly full of certitude, IMO.

Grandmaintexas

Rod Dreher’s fastidious and effeminate disdain for Donald Trump has turned me off quicker than a cold shower in winter.

duchess01

Ep. 2402a -The Patriots Are Now Pushing Against The [CB] & The Great Reset,Welcome To The Transition
X22 Report Published  February 11, 2021

https://rumble.com/vdrnqj-ep.-2402a-the-patriots-are-now-pushing-against-the-cb-and-the-great-resetwe.html

duchess01

Ep. 2402a -The Patriots Are Now Pushing Against The [CB] & The Great Reset,Welcome To The Transition
X22 Report Published  February 11, 2021

https://rumble.com/vdrnqj-ep.-2402a-the-patriots-are-now-pushing-against-the-cb-and-the-great-resetwe.html

duchess01

Ep. 2402b – Patriots Will Not Telegraph Moves To The Enemy, But Will Light A Fire To Flush Them Out
X22 Report Published  February 11, 2021

https://rumble.com/vdro7l-ep.-2402b-patriots-will-not-telegraph-moves-to-the-enemy-but-will-light-a-f.html

Valerie Curren

Duetsche Bank & Bitcoin…hmmm

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DEUTSCHE BANK is preparing to buy #Bitcoincomment image – source n/a

kalbokalbs

What could go wrong, for folks that own Bitcoin?

So glad I have never touched crypto currency.

Valerie Curren

Censoring prolifers

GA/FL

Culture of Death

Valerie Curren

Cult of Death

michaelh

You know the voices they fear the most are the ones they silence first.

Valerie Curren

even before their first breath

MAGA Mom

Hayes was a featured author in The Atlantic? SMH I now have zero respect for the magazine to which I used to subscribe and that a life changing article for me back in Dec of ’94. At the time, I thought they were middle of the road and featured both sides type articles and authors from both sides. Hayes? A mere talking head? sad
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/why-the-left-still-cant-understand-trumps-appeal/

MAGA Mom

Interesting!
12/1994 is the only issue not available on their website
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/backissues/year/1994/

MAGA Mom

Found it here:
https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/politics/immigrat/kennf.htm

Still interesting that this issue was not featured on The Atlantic’s normal page for looking up past issues.

MAGA Mom

Well, I just keep learning more…
“In 2001, the book was republished one more time, again by Tanton, and again gained a cult following among opponents of immigration like the border patrolling militia and eventually the online “alt-right.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-camp-of-the-saints-immigration_n_58b75206e4b0284854b3dc03

Well, I had No idea about all of that nor did I ever enen read the book. I just read the article in The Atlantic and realized that the US could not have unlimited immigration from all the troubled countries of the world and that the issue of immigration to the US, the Greatest Country in the world, would only increase as more desired to come here and as other countries became less desirable. At that point, I expected illegal immigration to become worsening situtation that would demand answers. And I figured merit based immigration, reasonable immigration #s were the answer. Had Zero to do with race.  🙄 

Really interesting to me that The Atlantic makes that issue a little harder to find.

michaelh

Yes I really appreciated that article in the Federalist. Gets a lot right, surprisingly, considering that it is fairly mainstream conservative.

The Atlantic has always been a mess but TDR has really made it obvious.

MAGA Mom

I was young in the early 90s and thought The Atlantic was balanced. Learned alot but let it go by mid 1995/96. Was Young College Rellpublicans my first year out of high school …. then went through a phase of being Independent and even checking out the left side on some issues (esp. the environment as I got suckered into that mess for a little while) … but came back to the conservative side pretty quickly.

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Gail Combs

From Lin Wood on Telegram

Lin Wood

Forwarded from 

Marcia D

The six Republicans who sided with Democrats to continue this sham impeachment on our tax payer’s dime. Is this how they unify us? Let them know, I did!

Lisa Murkowski

202-224-6665

Ben Sasse

202-224-4224

Bill Cassidy

202-224-5824

Mitt Romney

202-224-5251

Pat Toomey

202-224-4254

Susan Collins

202-224-2523

Nor'easter

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@RealMikeLindell50m
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Time change for tonight on One America News Network, I’ll be on from 7-10pm CT showing Absolute Truth! You can also watch using this link: https://www.klowdtv.com/home.ktv

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Nor'easter

The Epoch Times

@TheEpochTimes1h
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“By raising the 14th Amendment issue, they are looking for an opportunity to get a vote that does not require 2/3…to still try to prevent Donald Trump from running for office.”

Constitutional attorney Rick Green on the possible endgames of impeachment.

https://gab.com/emoji/1f534.svg PREMIERE 7pm ET: http://ept.ms/atl_rickgreen

singingsoul1

Dershowitz and Jay Seculow seem to think one cannot go from impeachment not found guilty to bar a person from ever running for office.
They also said that Trump is a private person not in office. Only the voter can decide not Congress.
Could anyone imagine if Congress begins to tell citizens who they can vote for and who not. Or for a candidate being barred from running because Congress says so?

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Nor'easter

I believe the whole shampeachment is unconstitutional and unethical… But I wouldn’t count out anyone in Congress from following through with it anyway… Just like the helped steal the election even though we know they cheated… They just went ahead and did it anyway…

singingsoul1

True I do not trust anyone to do the right thing. This should have been thrown out.

Wolf Moon

I’m counting on SCOFFLAW SCOTUS to uphold ANYTHING which gets rid of Trump and thus hides their own bloody handprints. They may reverse it later, but BURY THE BODY THEY WILL.

michaelh

Friday February 12 is Pat Gelsinger’s last day as VMware CEO.

cthulhu

Pat has some history with Intel, and is going back there. It’s going to be an interesting jump from VMware, which is software — especially because AMD is eating their lunch on processors (and geometry) — both of which are sort of the “hardware of hardware” .

cthulhu

Process geometry is, somewhat ironically, a really big deal in semiconductor manufacture. The reason that’s so ironic is that the scales always get more and more tiny.

These days, you hear scales bandied around like Intel’s 10nm or 7nm, or TSMC’s 7nm or 5nm (and upcoming 3nm and 2nm). The AMD big cheese 5950X processor is in “TSMC 7nm FinFET” CMOS. Intel is struggling to get 10nm to work.

Why does this matter?

Let’s say we were going to make a postage-stamp sized image of VSGPOTUSDJT. It was going to be 1 inches tall and .8 inches wide. Nice. Very Nice. World Class.

If we were going to print ’em on an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper, we could get 100 on one piece, with comfortable margins and space between. Let’s call that the one-inch scale version.

If we reduced our size to 7/10 scale for each picture, we could fit 14 up and down and 14 across, for a total of 196 images of VSGPOTUSDJT per sheet of paper — almost double! This means that TSMC’s cost per semiconductor at 7nm is about half what Intel’s cost is at 10nm.

Next, smaller semiconductors can run faster, because it doesn’t take as much time for a signal to get to where it needs to go on the chip. To round everything off, a smaller semiconductor will generate less waste heat than a larger one.

So…..cheaper, faster, and less waste heat….all from process geometry.

michaelh

I really enjoyed my computer architecture courses. The professor for the course was brilliant – top of his class at Princeton in the 60s, did research work at Los Alamos, distinguished fellow in photonics, and could recall command details from printed Digital man pages from the 80’s as if he were reading it in hand. (He was not a VAX fan! LOL!) Sadly he passed away several years ago and I miss him. Would love to go back and ask questions about a lot of the course material I have long since forgotten. Some of the knowledge was landlocked with him and I’d be hard pressed to find anyone else who still has it.

cthulhu

For Intel’s next problem, they were left clinging to a processor type that AMD went around. If you look at the specs for an AMD 5950X, it starts with 16 cores and 32 threads on a 7nm geometry. If you look at the specs for an Intel i9-10900K, we have 10 cores, 20 threads, and 14nm geometry. And the i9 usually costs more.

In short, Intel’s Marketing Department decided to go with “advanced features” and AMD went with “cheaper, faster, less heat”. As the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy explains notes, “according to a later version of the Encyclopedia Galactica that fell through a time eddy in space, the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation reference was updated. In the latter time frame it reads, ‘The Marketing Division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation were a bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came.'”

Share and Enjoy!

michaelh

Project Veritas on being suspended on Twatter:

Nor'easter

He’s on Gab :

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@help3h
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Gabbers: 
Verified accounts: 

James O’Keefe’s  @jamesokeefeiii 
Project Veritas @ProjectVeritas

duchess01

2.11.21: Public Opinion Stage SET! Optics are important! Pray!
And We Know Published  February 11, 2021

https://rumble.com/vdr6xd-2.11.21-public-opinion-stage-set-optics-are-important-pray.html

Wolf Moon

Couldn’t help myself!!!
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duchess01

SWEET LITTLE BOY SINGS ‘DONT WORRY ‘BOUT A THING’

cthulhu

The Fiancee has some strange holdover customs from being a New Yorker (despite being in California 30+ years). She just got an orange delivery from Al’s Family Farms, with each orange in an individual little foam nest.

Mind you, we have neighbors that say, “please pick our oranges, otherwise they just fall on the ground and make a mess”…….

gil00

Ok thats just for nostalgic reasons, but yes we have ze best fruit….love to go pick walnuts and almonds too.

Wolf Moon

ENJOY THE SHOW!!!

From GAB…..
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Wolf Moon

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Valerie Curren

Bye Gretch!

Valerie Curren

Counter culture revolution

Valerie Curren

Calling out cancel culture

Wolf Moon

From GAB:
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Valerie Curren

Chyneez viceroy continues to show which flag he’s pledged allegience to

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Kevin Booker
@Kevinbooker99
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Today Biden made it easier for foreign fishermen to work in the Hawaiian US waters without any restrictions.

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Wilda V. Heard
@drWilda

Replying to @Kevinbooker99
ALL THIS MEANS IS CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY WILL VACUUM FISH. WOKE YET? U.S.-China fight over fishing is really about world domination
https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1358664220326260736/nVWHttVU?format=jpg&name=small
U.S.-China fight over fishing is really about world domination
China’s aggressive, sometimes illegal fishing practices are the latest source of conflict with the United States. China has the world’s largest fishing fleet. Beijing claims to send around 2,600…msn.com

Valerie Curren

twitter deleted this?

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NautPoso 119 https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f680.svg (@ Posonaut on Gab)
@NautPoso
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Perspective https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f447.svg
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https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f1fa-1f1f8.svg Matthew Holliday https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f1fa-1f1f8.svg
@Matthew_4_Trump
· Jan 18
How do you approach the way you look at everything in 2021?

1. They don’t want to coexist, they want to conquer.
2. They aren’t the opposition, they are your enemy.
3. They are not democrats, they are communists.
4. They will never stop unless they are stopped.

Wolf Moon

From Twitter via Gab…..
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gil00

Just getting through headlines now and see he’s going up in flames. He should be in prison, same with all the involved aides. Itll be interesting to see if deblahblah denounces him and tries to be governor.

Wolf Moon

Yup!

BTW, just discovered there are FOUR homeschooling groups on Gab!

https://gab.com/search?q=homeschooling

gil00

Oh ty Wolf. Ive decided to homeschool next year for 3rd grade despite to stress. Itll be just me, but I think I can get more in and out of the house easier with just us. I may buy a curriculum for history or science. Hes getti g through his 3rd grade math already just fine. Onto bigger concepts next year.

MAGA Mom

Is part of your stress homeschooling?
I hadn’t realized that. I thought it was just politics and life in general.

Do you have a local support group? People you can get together with in person and visit, chat, share, pray and learn together?

Was this the first time you have homeschooled or did you homeschool prior to the pandemic/shutdowns? Suddenly homeschooling because of shutdowns v. choice is very different that homeschooling by choice in the first place – much more stressful as it is thrust upon you without warning or prep!

Are you using a co op or a tutorial to help in some subjects and/or to give you some time off and help? I found our tutorial key to my success in those early years. I needed the time with other moms and with moms who had been homeschooling for many years to give me encouragement, insight, advice and just let me know that it would work out in the long run.

I only ask because I know from personal exprience and know many other moms who find the first years of homeschooling tough and the early years tough.

I have some favorite books I would be happy to share that are encouraging to homeschool moms if you are interested.

I don’t usually check back on comments from earlier days or even earlier pages but I will do so for this on for the next day or two in case you reach out re: homeschooling …

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gil00

Yes, part of it is homeschooling. My son is very smart but has issues with arguing, or attitude (no behavioral diagnoses) and has picked up bad things from the other child. So it interferes with routine smooth days.
Bc this is CA, there arent resource groups. Newsom has kept that stuff shut down.
We have been in homeschooling mode since March last year when things were forced.
BC of the pending restrictions here, which I found very abusive to kids, the other family and I decided to homeschool together. She was a teacher so her resources and knowledge is fairly high. She made a classroom in her home and we go 4 days a week.
I have zero time or days off. I have to do some teaching and guide my child the entire time. She does the planning and other prep.
There are local co ops. Every single one throughout socal has shut themselves off from any new people. They dont want anyone in their groups who may be pro lockdowns. Therefore we are 100% on our own.
I have no family or friends who can assist or babysit.
I already know the spelling program, math program, literature program for next year. But science, history, and state specific goal help I dont have. My intent is to stay above level.
Its why I think ill need to purchase some type of tutorial/curriculum for 1 or 2 subjects.
Abeka as a whole program isnt strong enough.

My plan for 3rd grade is a lot about correction of behavior and advancing as much as he wants.

MAGA Mom

oh honey! I can’t imagine what you are going through!!!!

I have no “advice” … but will share some thoughts and ideas
+ my own mistakes and lessons learned as I have time.

#1 – let me assure you that in the many years I have homeschooled and esp. when son was younger & we lived in town & we belonged to a tutorial, the things we moms talked about the most and had the most problems with was Not curriculum or actual learning.

The Top Topic is Parenting! We are parenting 24/7 and our lovely children do not act the same for us as they would in public, with teachers, in front of their classmates.

We homeschool moms have to deal with the normal mom/child stuff … all day, every day.

upside? we have the privledge of parenting them through their attitudes more than if they were only with us evenings and weekends. We hope that when they fly the nest we will have reached a higher level of relationship (not necessarily friendship) and they will have reached a higher level of maturity because we were together so much and had so much opportunity to work on these things. And yes, *work* on these things … lots of work!

Attitude, tones, focus, complaining, respectfulness, etc. – all common, tough issues we all face in homeschooling.

Not sure that helps as I have no answers for it but I know it made me feel better just to know what I was going through at home with my wonderful stinker was at least normal and typical.

gil00

Mine pushes a bit more that really pushes my buttons. I got lots of calls from teachers about attitude, which part of it was needing to eat sooner than they let him. I agree his growth and mutual respect is the end goal. Parenting is difficult no doubt.

MAGA Mom

I don’t mean to be nosey but are you a Christian? I only ask because that would influence the resources and suggestions I share. I think you are but I don’t want to assume.

gil00

I am but my son is hesitant, while respectful.

cthulhu

As someone who skipped second grade, I have a weird recommendation for homeschooling.

There is this “royal road to learning” that schools all try to enforce. It is garbage. If he can blow through all of 3rd grade math in six weeks, let him run — and run him through 4th grade math just as fast. While he’s running, let him run….if he makes it through differential equations, you may have to hire a tutor. Look at what parts he is struggling with and change them.

Very often there will be a difference on the “royal road” between things like conceptual skills and motor skills. Widen it. Don’t let his inability to handle a musical instrument impair his ability to appreciate music in detail, with analysis. Don’t let his inability to paint dent his appreciation of art. Give him tools and jigs to let his mind practice where his hands cannot — things like a digital-audio workstation instead of a piano, or a drawing program instead of a paintbrush. If he gains the aesthetic to know beauty, being able to zoom in and change a work pixel-by-pixel instead of living with the jerky hands of a youngster will be very rewarding.

Teach him to build. Find construction people and have him sit down to watch them. The ability to look at a wall and see what is in it helps in life more than only when building walls.

And, as a godparent…..capture so many memories you think you’ll burst, because you’ll blink and they’ll be on to another stage in their development.

MAGA Mom

I would add that if he is struggling in any areas that is ok too. Slowing down in some areas is just as important as letting them fly in other areas. Most of us are asymetrically gifted and customization is one of the wonderful advantages of true/actual homeschooling – which is different than schooling at home.

My son, a boy with a high IQ, has areas of academic weakness and I do not stress about keeping him to the same scope and sequence as public schools. A different pace is fine! In math, we have hit the wall and at other times he sails through the curriculum at a terrific pace. And the child not having the pressure on them, not having any idea that they were supposed to be able to learn X at set date and if not are “behind” is freeing for them.

Now, I do have secret deadlines that if we don’t learn X skill or make X amount of progress then we do get some outside help or take additional steps or do a deep focus and intensive learning of some sort.

Example: Reading … If he hadn’t caught on by age 9 we would have hired a tutor. But he caught on around 7.5 and esp. by 8 and then Quickly zoomed through the reading levels. By 9 he was reading very well and advanced. We did continue phonics and reading activities, plus read aloud, the entire time but did not push/pressure him to read.

Here is a little tip concerning a trap some homeschool moms fall into:
We teach to mastery and that is a good thing until we run into a subject or level of a subject that our child simply won’t master due to their innate ability or lack there of. That was a shock to me – my boy not able to master an academic skill?!!! No! say it ain’t so! 🙂

Handwriting … not going to master it and I had to adjust my expectations to from beautiful copy work to merely legible! And we even took him to some tutoring for a handful of sessions which did help a little but mostly it wasn’t my teaching (I had made a mistake in teaching him handwriting – forgot to teach him to slant the paper! silly of me but just never thought to tell him and our handwriting books didn’t mention it … oops!) but mainly its just his weakness.

Hard for me to adjust that my child will have areas that we just won’t “master”. But freeing once I adjusted to that.

gil00

Fantastic advice…and having a bit more ability to be flexible without needing to hold back for another child may be beneficial.

Gail Combs

Checkout the Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum

Once the child can read HE takes over teaching himself.

Dr Robinson ran Dr Petr Beckmann’s Access to Energy, after Dr Beckmann died. We have been reading it for years.

From the newsletter we learned that Dr Robinson’s wife had been homeschooling. She became ill and died within about a week. The children did not want to go to public school so Dr Robinson, and his colleagues at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, went through Mrs Robinson’s files and organized them for teaching 1 thru 12. However Dr Robinson as a single Dad did not have the time to teach four(?) children so it HAD to be self-teaching even the youngest one who was barely in school. His two oldest after graduating from this tested out of the FIRST TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE!!!

This is why I think this may be just what Gil needs.

Oh, and Dr Robinson is a Christian and thinks computers (and calculaters) SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM CHILDREN until they are well grounded in mathematics.

MAGA Mom

I know a homeschool family who had great success with this program. Writing & reading – great cornerstones.

Didn’t work with my son as he has serious challenges with writing. Coming along but challanged.

MAGA Mom

Abekka was not the program for us either.

You are working and homeschooling? And in CA with all of the restrictions? And I know there are more restrictions on homeschooling there than here in TN. Wow, just Wow! No wonder you are stressed.

Just a thought – why do you want your children to stay ahead? If you took a more relaxed approach (that is a homeschooling term, not meant to be personal that your are unrelaxed/stressed) the children might not be ahead but everyone might be happier and enjoy the experience more.

But maybe you can’t because of CA regulations? IDK …

My son has a very high IQ but is challenged when it comes to the skills sets needed for seat work and has been since a young age. My husband has a very high IQ as well and was pressured throughout his academic years to be advanced, straight A+ and skip grades. By mid med school and halfway through his PhD (yes, he was doing both) he was burned out.

Now, I know you weren’t dreaming of putting that kind of pressure on your children. But I share that to say that we are taking a laid back approach. When husband skipped grades, finished college in 3 yrs and was doing an MD/PhD … he suddenly realized he had missed so much of life and had been stressed in life for no good reason. He could have accomplished the same thing stretched out, had less stress and not missed other opportunities. If our son finishes school a year later than average … so?

That does Not mean we are slacking. He spends lots of time learning, increasing his time not that we are finishing middle school. But in early elementary? Life was packed learning and educational activities but if he got “stuck” at a level of math or whatever we just put it on the shelf and came back to it later when he was older and ready.

I guess all I am saying is the balance of academic achievement, stress, family life, exercise, hobbies, extra curricular, family life, chores, life skills, etc.

gil00

Mine is ahead at different levels between his subjects. Not at your husbands level, but then he has been evaled by public and private psychologists who had similar results. I just dont know the right way to tweak it.

Wolf Moon

Great way of thinking about things!

FROM GAB!

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Wolf Moon

Torba nails it.

Gotta admit, this says something for old shoe MAGA Bill Mitchell, now on Gab.

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Interesting how Parler has been nuked from orbit for over a month and yet all of the conservative elite talking heads still aren’t on Gab, yet continue to whine about Big Tech—on Big Tech platforms!

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Gail Combs

I always thought Parler was a Conservative Ghetto/Honeypot.

Notice how THE PRIVATE INFO about the users got vacuumed up JUST IN TIME TO ID THOSE WHO WENT TO DC….

70TB of Parler users’ messages, videos, and posts leaked by security researchers

January 11, 2021

Parler, a social network used to plan the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, has been hit by a massive data scrape. Security researchers collected swaths of user data before the network went dark Monday morning after Amazon, Google, and Apple booted the platform. 

The scrape includes user profile data, user information, and which users had administration rights for specific groups within the social network. Twitter user @donk_enby, who first announced about the scrape, claims that over a million video URLs, some deleted and private, were taken. 

“These are original, unprocessed, raw files as uploaded to Parler with all associated metadata,” claims one of the authors. 

Security researchers claim that the scraped posts are linked to accounts that posted them, and some of the video and image data have geolocation information. That is said also to include data from Parler’s “Verified Citizens,” users of the network who verified their identity by uploading photographs of government-issued IDs, such as a driver’s license…..

Wolf Moon

The Soviet Left are assholes. I see this as blaming the stupid victim. Matze and Parler were normie dopes, IMO. The left used them nicely. I don’t think that they were conspiring – but they were so stupid, they might as well have been.

Torba can be trusted. The rest are horrorshow, compromisers on free speech, or chumps.

pgroup2

Irony – what a concept!

Valerie Curren

Wondering if the image will show here re: Kamala accusations, tweet appears deleted…
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Wolf Moon

Now THAT is interesting.

Valerie Curren

no clue if Any of it is actually true…

Valerie Curren

Interesting & quirky video dealing w/ vaccines in Africa & British efforts. This site gets a twitter warning, automatic ear perking.

There is a summary around 8:20 so far; 2nd half of video is about Burma/Myanmar elections, opium, trafficking etc.

I searched “gene decode” on yippy & found this

https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.0.1/svg/2b50.svghttps://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.0.1/svg/2b50.svg GENE DECODE is a former U.S. Navy Decoder with highly valuable intel from the Deep-State agendas, elite bloodlines, Adrenochrome, satanic cults, and the D.U.M.B.S (Deep Underground Military Bases), to alien races, ancient civilizations buried underground, Antarctica, human harvesting, God, and The Great Awakening.

& this

Gene has come forward as a whistleblower with information regarding the liberation of deep underground military bases and the emancipation of human trafficked children from these bases. Gene is a 21 year veteran with the Navy. He is a Vietnam vet. He worked in electronics on submarines in special forces. He has a background in martial arts. With a strong desire to learn more about the human body, Gene researched holistic medical practices, acupuncture and the science of herbal medicine, much of it through a Chinese foundation. Because of the nature of his expertise, Gene was privy to high military clearance sometimes higher than some of his commanding officers. His father was a scientist for Martin-Marietta and Gene grew up hearing about covert military operations.

This video from last week they discuss removing children from DUMBs in DC???

https://unshackledminds.com/gene-decode-33-children-coming-out-of-the-white-house-jan-27-from-the-d-u-m-b-s/

around 3:20 on the above video he starts discussing Trump Hotel pricing for March…

he mentioned Scott McKay’s Patriot Streetfighter

colosensei64@gmail.com to get documents, including the one he’s discussing of the US as a Constitutional Republic vs a Corporation, 64 page doc…

around 11:45 explains 10 days of darkness & 1776 flag at 1/2 mast on White House

mentions Ellen (somebody) in Up Front in the Prophetic as “very excellent”

around 15 mins 2nd Declaration of Independence Trump signed July 4, 2020

around 20:40 a Biden nominee suggesting defunding the US military & having CHINA take over our national defence—TREASON!!!

around 23 MarALago was willed to US as “Winter White House” but given back before Trump bought it. It has 3 bomb shelters & a SCIF…

previously Biden’s Executive Actions have no teeth but are being sold by cabal propaganda arm of MSM

Lots of Hopium here..but is it true???

Gail Combs

Pirbright Labs????

Pirbright labs are the B@$T@RDS who LEAKED THE FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE THAT DEVASTATED UK LIVESTOCK!!!

WAS THIS 2001 OUTBREAK A TRIAL RUN???

There is a vaccine for Foot & Mouth but instead of going the normal route of Killing those animals WITH THE DISEASE and vaccinated the rest of the animals, The UK government FOLLOWED THE UN/OIE DE-POPULATION GUIDELINES and essentially wiped out the UK livestock industry to the point DRAFFA changed its name to NOT include livestock

Not The Foot And Mouth Report

IF EVER there was a national disaster which cried out to be investigated by a genuinely independent and comprehensive public inquiry, it was how the outbreak of foot-and-mouth (FMD) which hit Britain in 2001 was allowed to escalate into the worst epidemic of the disease the world had ever seen….

….There was no stronger evidence in support of this case than the track-record of vaccination where it had been used elsewhere in the world; not least in the dramatic success of the EU’s own emergency vaccination programme in Albania and Macedonia in 1996, which brought a serious epidemic of “Pan Asian O” to an end within weeks….

CONTENTS:

Stage One: How The Epidemic Began, 19-28 February 3 Commentary: How and when did the outbreak really begin; why was this so important; why did the disease spread so fast?

Stage Two: Out Of Control, 1-21 March 6 Commentary: Why was the Northumberland report ignored; what was the hidden role of the European Union?

Stage Three: The Computer Takes Over, 21-31 March 9 Commentary: Why was Prof Roy Anderson’s computer model so flawed; and was the “contiguous cull” policy legal?

Stage Four: The Great Vaccination Battle, 12 21 March to 23 April Commentary: Why were the world’s top foot-and-mouth experts ignored, and what really lay behind an anti-vaccination campaign so blatantly based on misrepresenting the facts?

Stage Five: MAFF Versus the Countryside, 1-27 April 16 Commentary: As the mass-cull policy sent a wave of shock through rural Britain, was MAFF breaking the law on an unprecedented scale?

Stage Six: Fiddling the Figures, end April 20 to early May How the government deliberately manipulated official figures to further Mr Blair’s election plans.

Stage Seven: Mr Blair’s Great Gamble, May to 7 June 21 Could Mr Blair hide the continuing reign of terror over the countryside long enough to fool the public that the epidemic was over?

Stage Eight: Mr Blair’s Pyrrhic Victory, June to October 23 As the mass-cull failed to stop new outbreaks, amid new revelations about the soaring financial cost of the disaster, how long would it be before the government was forced to recognise that the central purpose of its policy — to restore meat and livestock exports — had failed?

Stage Nine: The Great Inquiry Farce 28 Why, when Mr Blair finally announced his three “independent” inquiries, it was clear that they would be nothing of the kind. Conclusions 29 The main lessons to be learned from this story and a brief assessment of the role played by its leading figures….

The result in the USA was a report Crimson Sky AND the USA moving the Foot & Mouth Disease lab from Plum Island where the disease was ISOLATED from the mainland TO KANSAS the middle of COW COUNTRY….

Saturday, June 21, 2008Update on “Crimson Sky”

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A simulated outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease — part of an earlier U.S. government exercise called “Crimson Sky” — ended with fictional riots in the streets after the simulation’s National Guardsmen were ordered to kill tens of millions of farm animals, so many that troops ran out of bullets. In the exercise, the government said it would have been forced to dig a ditch in Kansas 25 miles long to bury carcasses.

Valerie Curren

I’ve read or heard somewhere that there have been plans for decades to use diseases for bad guy ends…that 25 mile long trench for burials seems like what the globullists want to bury the “covid” dead too…So much damning data but also so hard to get the accurate big picture of what’s Really (been) going on!