Dear KAG: 20210506 Daily Open Thread

So, back when I was a junior in high school, a cousin got married. After the wedding, in the dark gloom of the reception venue where those who were not gyrating on the dance floor were seated, I was talking to yet another cousin about where I wanted to go to college and what I wanted to do with my life, and he told me, “Tell your mom that you want to go to the University of California at Berkeley and major in psychology.”

Now, to be plain about the way things were at the time (and to an extent still are), my mother has not had the best experience with trained psychologists, mostly in the social setting, and so when my family piled into the van later that evening, and I said, “Hey Mom, T told me to tell you that I should go to the University of California at Berkeley and major in psychology,” I got a lecture on what a joke psychology was right after my mother laughed at her nephew trying to get a rise out of her through me.

Well….

As it happens, in the end, I ended up majoring in communications, which is not lab psychology, but applied psychology along with strategery to get humans to behave a certain way. That’s what happens when marketing takes place in the form of advertising and propaganda. The practitioners use the levers of fear, desire, and social acceptance (itself a mixture of fear and desire) to influence behavior and buying habits.

In the year of COVID, we’ve seen how applied psychology works. Even down to the whole thing being chalked up to a conspiracy theory.

Yucki, one of our participants, brought this excellent video to the group on Wednesday.

The video itself is a narration, to an extent, of passages from a book from the 1960s titled The Rape of the Mind by Joost Meerloo. Meerloo writes of how totalitarian governments use fear in incremental steps to get the people to give up freedoms in the name of the common good, and for what is perceived to be self preservation.

And so, the people who are tied to social media and their devices like a lifeline are in the tank for what is turning out to be lambs willingly going to the slaughter.

Barkerjim brings us a terrifying article from the Salk Institute about the entire mess.

An explosive new study by researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute casts doubt on the current crop of gene-based vaccines that may pose a grave risk to public health. The article, which is titled “The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness”, shows that SARS-CoV-2’s “distinctive ‘spike’ protein”..”damages cells, confirming COVID-19 as a primarily vascular disease.” While the paper focuses strictly on Covid-related issues, it unavoidably raises questions about the new vaccines that contain billions of spike proteins that could greatly increase the chances of severe illness or death. Here’s an excerpt from the article dated April 30, 2021:

“In the new study, the researchers created a “pseudovirus” that was surrounded by SARS-CoV-2 classic crown of spike proteins, but did not contain any actual virus. Exposure to this pseudovirus resulted in damage to the lungs and arteries of an animal model—proving that the spike protein alone was enough to cause disease. Tissue samples showed inflammation in endothelial cells lining the pulmonary artery walls. (Note– “Vascular endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, from the heart to the smallest capillaries.”)

The team then replicated this process in the lab, exposing healthy endothelial cells (which line arteries) to the spike protein. They showed that the spike protein damaged the cells by binding ACE2. This binding disrupted ACE2’s molecular signaling to mitochondria (organelles that generate energy for cells), causing the mitochondria to become damaged and fragmented.

Previous studies have shown a similar effect when cells were exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but this is the first study to show that the damage occurs when cells are exposed to the spike protein on its own.” (“The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness”, Salk.edu)

The new research paper is the equivalent of a hydrogen bomb. It changes everything by confirming what vaccine critics have been theorizing for months but were unable to prove.

It seems that the response to COVID is far more destructive than the disease itself.

And that being the case, the people’s reaction to the marketing campaign in the end is going to be one HUGE buffalo jump.

By the way, the audit continues in Arizona and in Michigan. Real data has not been released even if there are reports of what has been found. The actual counts are being held close to the vest at this point.

But, really, Joe Biden didn’t win, and all this waiting for a shoe to drop (at this point we’d take a sock or a jock strap) is by definition one of those step down fear blinkering episodes as described in the video above, only, in this case, the MAGA faithful are trying not to descend into the pit of despair.

And a reminder of what we all need to avoid if we don’t want a fatty liver.

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ACTS 15:7-21

7And after there had been much debate, Peter rose and said to them, “Brethren, you know that in the early days God made choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8And God who knows the heart bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us; 9and he made no distinction between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith. 10Now therefore why do you make trial of God by putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? 11But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.” 12And all the assembly kept silence; and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. 13After they finished speaking, James replied, “Brethren, listen to me. 14Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15And with this the words of the prophets agree, as it is written, 16`After this I will return, and I will rebuild the dwelling of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up, 17that the rest of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, 18says the Lord, who has made these things known from of old.’ 19Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, 20but should write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols and from unchastity and from what is strangled and from blood. 21For from early generations Moses has had in every city those who preach him, for he is read every sabbath in the synagogues.”

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mollypitcher5

That’s all it’s going to take…neighbor telling on neighbor for gestapo intervention

Gail Combs

Yup, there are plenty of nasty small-minded little hitlers out there who will get much joy in destroying their innocent neighbors.

The schools system with their ‘micro-aggression’ nonsense has been busy training them for decades.

singingsoul1

They need to feel more important then they are. Maybe envious of neighbor ?
They need to be sued.

Gail Combs

You can not sue when the JUST -US system is very corrupt. My county is CORRUPT AS DC!

singingsoul1

Yes you are right. Yes they are corrupt.

Emeraldstar

They want to feel important … ’cause they’re not.

They COVET.

Coldeadhands

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/05/06/academic-exposes-media-propaganda.aspx
I’m inclined to think this professor was set up, though by whom I guess we could debate…

singingsoul1

That is the strength of totalitarianism that there are people who fink others.
I always think they are little people who need to feel important to rat others out.
God help us they are as bad as the worse in society because the consequences what they do is so damaging.

Gail Combs

And WORSE they are SO PROUD of themselves for what they do.

singingsoul1

Sooner or later the house of cards will fall. We just do not know when and how.

Emeraldstar

Frozen for a while at 230.

Then freezes again at 237.

My “likes” go through, eventually.

My looking at “likes” is hit-or-miss.

Server problems, yes – but are they “organic”, or from a DDOS???

Let’s see if this goes through (12:57 EST) …

Emeraldstar

It did – pretty quickly.

Count is now 244, but the tiny orange circle in the larger green circle at the lower right still says “zero”.

[This info could be of value to Wolf …]

Now 1:01pm EST.

Emeraldstar

O Solo Mio …

245, with the “zero” again …

Check in later …

wheatietoo

Yep…site is kind of glitchy today.

I am seeing comments showing up in orange, like they are ‘new’, that were posted hours ago.

Also seeing comments on Page 2 that are also on Page 1.
And they’re orange.

 😜  😄 

Wolf Moon

Just a coincidence, surely.  😉 

SteveInCO

Her name isn’t Shirley.

cthulhu

Maybe it’s “Wheatie Shirley”.

SteveInCO

If by this you mean that when you have both pages in a tab, new comments show up on both…that, unfortunately is “normal” for this site.

If you meant something else, please disregard!

wheatietoo

Yeah, this was something else.

Older comments, several hours old, showing up on both pages…in orange, as though they were new.
Sometimes half the comments on the page showing up orange.
🤪🙃

SteveInCO

Ah.

I must have missed that.

wheatietoo

Yeah, it’s really strange.
It has happened to me before, too…no idea why.

cthulhu

Stuff just blows through sometimes….

mollypitcher5

The governor spent four full days in Florida – not two as her handlers insist. And she was not vaccinated.
To this day, Whitmer and her staff have refused to provide any details of the Florida trip, citing “ongoing security concerns.” In fact, in a statement, they don’t even mention Florida, only that she left the state “to assist her elderly father who is battling a chronic illness.”
Whitmer’s office did not reach out to the Florida officials or state police to inform them of her arrival, which is customary security protocol, Deadline Detroit has learned.

Dick appears to have made a miraculous comeback.
……reported last week that her father was seen in the parking lot of a Lansing-area mall, getting into a brand new Tesla. 

Wolf Moon

This does not pass the Xi-Deng hair-sniff test!

Valerie Curren

Xi-Dung!

Wolf Moon

Xi-Deng says “Mmmmmm, mmmmm, good! I LUVVV Chinese food!”

Valerie Curren

LOL!

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep.

Dim Son… 🙂
(things go better with coke?)…

Valerie Curren

This little inappropriate ditty from childhood comes to mind

Me Chinese
Me play joke
Me go pee-pee
In your Coke

Hmmm 😉

Cuppa Covfefe

And from England, long, long ago

Take a little Turkey,
Dipped in Greece,
Served on China…

(can’t remember the rest)….

My Pop (English grandfather) back in the early 1960s said that

1) the “Pakis” (Pakistanis, Moslems) would take over England, if unchecked

2) the “Common Market” (now the EU/EC) would NEVER be any good for England (and, at the time he said that, France was doing everything in their power to keep Old Blighty from joining the Common Market)…

3) if the Chinese ever got organized (Chinese Fire Drill, anyone?), they’d take over the world

It appears that he was right on all three counts…..

Valerie Curren

Wisdom of the ages…the common man sages!

RAC

“BREAKING: Maricopa County Did not Have ‘Admin’ Access to the 2020 Election – This Means They Ceded Ownership of Election to Their Outside System Provider”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/breaking-maricopa-county-not-admin-access-2020-election-means-ceded-ownership-election-outside-system-provider/?ff_source=Twitter&ff_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

Elizabeth Carter

This is interesting.
Pfizer exposed by major Indian Tv for extorting military bases and banks in exchange for Covid Jabs
2,536 views •Mar 4, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIRDjY9xMts

Wolf Moon

Yeah, that part was odd as hell.

Valerie Curren

I remember reading/watching about this kind of activity weeks, or probably months, ago. From numerous countries around the world including in South/Central America, iirc. Not sure how many companies & how many national assets are under siege. Very bizarre totalitarian maneuvers…

scott467

There is no thinking going on, there is literally no one in charge with the capacity to think.

The vaccine doesn’t DO anything, at least nothing positive. It’s like they’re offering AIDS shots.

Not only should you not compensate Pfizer, you shouldn’t even let that poison in your country.

But if they’re so completely out of touch that they actually think poisoning their own population is something worth paying for, and Pfizer won’t allow them to poison their own people because of liability, the answer is very simple.

Ban Pfizer from the entire country.

Ban all products, and all products made by subsidiaries and all products with any relationship to Pfizer. Kick Pfizer out of the entire hemisphere.

Let their lawyers mull that over with the bean counters.

Nothing makes any sense anymore.

RAC

test

cthulhu

Rejoice, Citizen! You may now go to Yuma Career Advancement Camp 6. Your billet number is 54827D. Please check in no later than 5:00 pm (local) on May 10, 2021. All supplies and clothing are prearranged — you need only present yourself with ID and a tracking device your cellphone.

Wolf Moon

Mask Karens are good American Soviets! Report those patriots!

Aubergine

Tables must turn. People like this must be made to feel the same pain they are administering to others. There are ways…

holly

The latest bogeyman. Variants. Get your third injection folks.

Clinical trials showed that getting a Moderna booster shot could be effective against some COVID-19 variants that have experts concerned, the company announced Wednesday.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/05/moderna-booster-could-be-effective-against-covid-19-variants/

mollypitcher5

Boosters to infinity

singingsoul1

Has anyone seen this?
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Microwaving the White House: Enemies Are Now Sonic Attacking Americans from American Soil :: Gatestone Institute
Unidentified parties have in recent years been directing sonic attacks on U.S. officials on American soil. One such attack even occurred on the grounds of the White House

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17343/sonic-attacks

singingsoul1

Sorry the picture is so big 🙁

RAC

They should carry umbrellas made out of this stuff.
Assuming the attack is coming at you almost horizontal, hold the opened umbrella in front of you and turn round till you get a null.

singingsoul1

Need to check that out. Thanks

SteveInCO

This is a picture of a consulate overseas.

What can it possibly have to do with attacking Americans from American Soil?

singingsoul1

I was not sure ?

bflyjesusgrl

I did read of a recent DC attack. Don’t remember if it was WH or elsewhere.

singingsoul1

Worse than the Chinese virus is the hate focused on Asians and white people

https://norfolkdailynews.com/commentary/asians-stop-blaming-whitey/article_7f637514-81ac-11eb-8238-b366c1f12012.html

RAC

Over at the u tree MAGA Mom couldn’t get on here and wanted to post this……….

I think Liz Cheney has found the only war she’s ever regretted getting into!

— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) May 5, 2021

MAGA Mom

Thanks! That was very thoughtful of you to bring that here.
Glad site is back up and everything ok

Wolf Moon

Merrick Garland is China’s errand-boy!

singingsoul1

Now that i learned cut and paste and copy watch out. 🙂
Let me know if I am spamming. No hurt feelings 🙂

Gail Combs

Since I can not type, I LOVE cut and paste!

singingsoul1

Why can you not type?

Gail Combs

Never learned. I use hunt and peck and that is SLOW.

mollypitcher5

LOL…hunt and pecker also ! I’m fairly fast though…for a hunterpecker

Gail Combs

 😆 

Hubby says I am getting a lot faster.

singingsoul1

Same here 🙂

mollypitcher5

haha

cthulhu

They’re going to get themselves in trouble with the Geneva Convention peeps doing that.

Aubergine

Just waterboard me, I’m freakin’ begging you.

Valerie Curren

no doubt!

Valerie Curren

Had to tell hubby about that one, being the guy that said he’d literally rather be shot in the leg w/ a nail gun (it happened in a roofing project) than get a cold. He’s pretty much like Bring on the waterboarding!!! 🙂

MAGA Mom

homeschooling snapshot – gave him a printed map of Africa (which we are studying right now) and told him to label a list of things including “all bodies of water surrounding Africa”

him: you mean label them water or what their names are?

steam coming from my ears … he is not a stupid boy. don’t know if that was class clown or lazy or teenage boy not engaged …

at least 50% of homeschooling is parenting (if not more)

Time for a glass of homeschool juice …
++++++++
Mom, are you posting that online? What about my privacy? Don’t I get a say?!
Seriously, son? Yes. Not fb so no one will know you … You want me to let off steam online or should we have a conversation?! Wisdom is calling son, wisdom is calling …
Mom, your eyes are really big and, uh, that’s fine … I’m just going to work quietly on my assignment.
Good choice, son, good choice.

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cthulhu

“Homeschool juice” of what percent ABV?

MAGA Mom

that is about to turn into shots

another instruction on the maps (instruction I carefully and thoughtfully wrote out on maps I took time to find and print) is to use a colored pencil to shade in the Sahara and to shade in the Sahel.

son’s Q: you want me to use two different pencils
me through gritted teeth: yes, since they are adjacent … !!!!!!!!

And now I know he is yankin my chain which is even worse than thinking my son’s IQ is in a completely different location on the bell curve

He is driving me up the wall today on purpose, for amusement, and has such a dry sense of humor I don’t even realize what he is doing sometimes.

Gail Combs

You are probably dealing with the far right. That means you have to challenge him to keep him interested…. and from driving you nutz!
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MAGA Mom

Bingo! Yes, I am. Asymetrically gifted but yes, so bright. And SO easily “bored”. He wants to learn as quickly as he understands and yet some skill sets must be developed. There is a difference between really knowing something and knowing about something. Some things come so easily that the buckle down and work hard part is a struggle.

And SO determined, independent and strong willed. First tried to run away at 3 something (was going to go live in the neighbors yard) and told me a 2.5 that he was an American and wanted his Freedom!
(gee, where does he get that from? ha)

I didn’t want him under pressure in school as many gifted children are (Reason 874 that we homeschool) and yet maybe a little more pressure would be a good thing so he might buckle down a little more.

So hard to know the right balance.

Emeraldstar

Buy him a few books to read.

Martin Garner’s “Mathematical Magic Show”
Isaac Asimov’s “Asimov on Numbers” (and perhaps others in his series – he explains very well!)

Puzzle books; mysteries; riddles – maybe even the original Rubik’s Cube (NO cheat sheets!)

Cryptograms, sudokus, crosswords, and the like. Mystery books and riddles. Anagrams, palindromes, and challenges he’s never encountered before.

Anything to keep him engaged, and interested, and occupied (on his own) for a time (and to keep your sanity!).

Let HIM begin to take charge of his own learning. Let YOU provide the fodder for him …

Is this of any help?

Gail Combs

Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum
https://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/rc/homeschool-curriculum-excellence/

Dr Robinson’s wife died suddenly and he and his friends organised the material she had collected. Since Dr Robinson was running his own company the burden of learning was up to the children who wanted to coninue with home schooling instead of getting dumped into a regular school. His two eldest tested out of the first year of college BTW.

(I read his news letters during this tragedy.)

MAGA Mom

Great recommendation – this is a fantastic program and I have a friend who had excellent results. However, son is asymetrically gifted … writing is a “challenge”. Coming along and making progress but Not a skill set that we can emphasize much less make the cornerstone of our learning program.

cthulhu

The only pressure a gifted child feels in school is to conform.

It might help if you explained to him that you’d rather be having interesting conversations with him about far more interesting things — and, frankly, that teaching this level of geography is tedious for you. Unfortunately, if you tried to have that sort of conversation with him at present, you’d have to do it in a sort of “baby talk”, because you couldn’t assume that he had a certain overall level of knowledge required to keep up. So you’re trying to get him that certain level of knowledge as quickly as possible. You’ll know he “gets it” and remembers it when he can successfully complete the exercises — it’s not that you’re making them up for your own amusement.

Also, he should note that everything at this level is actually somewhat wrong. Take, for instance, the bodies of water surrounding Africa — there’s the Mediterranean….except there’s actually the Straits of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea, the Bay of Tunis, and the Libyan Gulf, as well. As you “zoom in” and “zoom out” of things, you need to start with something everybody knows and can relate to.

Once he starts to know about the Sahara, you can use common expressions like “sub-Saharan Africa”. He’ll be able to relate to “From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli”. He might understand why people use “Timbuktu” to mean “the far side of nowhere”, and understand a bit more of Casablanca.

You can tell him of the Gulf of Guinea and the Bight of Benin when you can both agree to start on the Atlantic Coast of Africa.

So, yes, this part is a bit boring and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere….but he needs it, before he can even talk about neat places to go.

MAGA Mom

Excellent … wish I had you nearby and in person!

singingsoul1

I understand you comply. Many prayers.

Outsmart him. I had a son like that when I realized he got to me I excused myself into my bedroom and meditated did breathing exercises. When I was doing so I got the vision how to deal with him. My kids were surprised how mom came back with wisdom.
With a child like that one needs to be calm because they know when we are not.
My son who managed to get to me was hyper active and very bright. I only could deal with him laying out what I expected of him and I never promised anything I could not keep. Nothing got past me.
I loved and still enjoy his brilliance and quick wit 🙂
You need to be rested and be good to yourself?

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MAGA Mom

Wise words. Thank you.

I ended up calling it a day and put him to work outside killing fire ants, mowing and bushwhacking. Not as punishment but getting some of that male energy out should help him settle down for tomorrow.

He has such a good heart and a tender spirit but doesn’t take school very seriously.

he saw me post the 2nd time and asked if I was typing off some more steam … clever play on words but so he laughed and I typed harder as he was still goofing off!

And I am under outside stress due to serious GOP committments. stressful but its what I can do and I know that is playing into less paitence on my part

Barb Meier

I would like to share your post with my cousin on FB who has a young daughter who tugs mom’s chain sometimes. Please let me know if that is okay! Thanks singingsoul1! And yes, it is fine if you would rather keep your words only in this place. 🙂

singingsoul1

Yes it is ok 🙂

Barb Meier

Thank you, singingsoul1! 🙂

singingsoul1

You are welcome. 🙂

cthulhu

You could have told him that he could use two different colored pencils, or he could use a mechanical pencil and use horizontal lines for one and vertical lines for the other.

singingsoul1

That is a good one 🙂

cthulhu

Unless he’s extremely OCD, he’ll be unlikely to do that twice. Especially after you critique his line spacing.

singingsoul1

🙂

MAGA Mom

Excellent suggestion.

I have often agreed to what he comes up with but in an unexpected twist. When I begin my answer with, “Good News!”, he knows it won’t be actual good news. He complained Every morning about getting out of bed … Good News one morning was “You Can’t get out of bed” – he was stuck there are day. Stopped complaining about that! 🙂

cthulhu

He’s about at the right age to start on the Heinlein “juveniles”.

Speaking of which, I learned from Heinlein that “the slickest way to lie is to tell just the right amount of truth, then shut up.”

Which lead to a discussion on the driveway with my mom one time…. I have to start with saying that my mom is the most brilliant intellect I have ever encountered……she is scary smart…..but not worldly. On the other hand, I’m “smarter than the average bear” but not in the same league as my mom…..but I’m also a trickster and a schemer, which I get from my maternal grandfather’s father, who was a riverboat gambler. So, my mom fixed me in her gaze and said, “I believe that every thing you have told me tonight is factually accurate, but has been carefully assembled for me to draw incorrect conclusions.”

It had, but I did what I needed to — shrugged, did an open hands gesture, said, “it’s all there.”

Before Heinlein, I might as well have been a sample on a microscope slide.

MAGA Mom

My husband and he read science fiction together and I will ask him about this author.

thank you so much

Teaching him to use his intellect for good and honest purposes only …
We read the Great Brain series when he was younger and I am still not convinced he learned the intended lessons from those books! ha

BTW, the map with body of water was just the very beginning. Also mapping the countries Rome Ruled, countries ruled by Islamic Caliphates in 700s forward, by Ottoman Empire and that had heavy trading with the middle east, India, and Europe. Mapping some of the larger, known African empires – how they expanded and contracted. Then the trade with Europe precolonization. And slave trade discussed through out.

All to lay a foundation for understanding the European colonization and slave trade. Perspective and balance.

Lastly, mapping which African countries were colonized by which European power, for how long and the general pros/cons of colonization (not lessening the harsh treatment but not ignoring the improvements to infrastruction, education, sanitation, healthcare, etc.)

Ending with essay on the differences and similarities of colonization/conquering of one nation over African nations between Rome, Middle East, large African countries and the recent European countries.

Again, designed to bring perspective and balance. All this is mostly done through map work, making charts and watching videos off the spine of a African history curriculum.

I am really not a boring teacher … just ask for the bodies of water just to double check … But today, will add to that map per your suggestion of more detailed names for smaller areas … and he will know *why* he is doing that.

Good News son. Remember how I had you do “baby” work on that map yesterday? Well, that was my fault for asking you to do something so obviously below your body of knowledge … let the fun begin! ha

Valerie Curren

Michigan meanderings from radio reports during Rush’s legacy show–about the only time I actually hear the “MSM” version of news around here…

Debbie Dingle(berry) MI rep says Trump should be continually banned on Facebook, in spite of some “free speech” concerns, because he is promoting “sedition”…& regarding DC depredations, “all the laws being passed are there to help the American people”…

In other Michigan insanity the mask “mandate” is allegedly lifted today, for the “fully vaccinated”. They won’t “allow” many people back to work until the state has 70% “vax” compliance–it’s only allegedly at 55% for at least one shot. Now they are saying the “vax” rate is “hovering around 50%” & they’ll re-open businesses “2 weeks after attaining 55% compliance”–continually moving goalposts–spit!

State government is debating lifting attendance limits on HS graduations & want them to be outside w/ masks/vax “requirements”. Some dem lawmakers crave the “health dept” being in charge of these “public safety” decisions. Totalitarianism unabated!

Border w/ Canada was “supposed” to open “May 21” but now sounds as if it will be closed indefinitely especially since Ontario only has like a 5% “vax” rate. Son’s hopes of finally meeting Canadian girlfriend of about a year in person dashed 🙁

Charlie LeDuff on Guy Gordon’s show discussing Whitmer’s FL trip on someone’s Gulfstream jet & what type of political favors will be owed for this privilege…CLD’s reporting on the incident linked below…

https://deadlinedetroit.com/articles/27939/leduff_whitmer_mooches_billionaires_plane_as_father_makes_miraculous_recovery

I wonder if any other prominent dems were in Florida at the same time as Whitmer & if her father’s health/age issues were a cover for why she Really was there? Soros? Check on & sabotage DeSantis? Rules for thee & not for me always in play!

Barb Meier

Interesting. The 70 percent requirement is the same for the DIA. Your post helps me know that is probably a bureaucratic top-down dictate.

Valerie Curren

very interesting…

Gail Combs

Herd immunity is when 60% to 70% of the population are immune.

China Wuhan Flu virus spread with no ‘herd immunity’

R= 4 or 1 ill person infects four others with no herd immunity. Bottom chart shows 3 out of 4 immune or 75%
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MAGA Mom

Homeschool book company from which non homeschoolers can also buy quality books, most reprints. Recommended to me today. Features many books needed for a homeschool program called Five in a Row but also many others. I used FIAR as a great book list and occassionally did some of the activities although we didn’t do the actual program (my son liked some favorite books read when he was little but to dwell on one story for a full week? Nope, not his style … but FIAR is a sweet program)

Anyway, looks good.

https://www.purplehousepress.com/

MAGA Mom

Another that I have posted before but is realatively new
https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Their prices are reasonable, good quality stories, some new and some reprints, lovely illustrations/book covers

gil00

I bookmarked them, ty.

Gail Combs

I saved them to pass on to the homeschoolers we know.

duchess01

FOOD AS MEDICINE – THE ANSWER TO MOUNTING HEALTH CRISES
rom The Waking Times
May 6, 2021

https://www.sgtreport.com/2021/05/food-as-medicine-the-answer-to-mounting-health-crises/

Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, has written a number of excellent books about health. His latest, “Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine” goes deep into the details of how changes in our food supply have damaged our metabolic health. (The created term “metabolical” is actually a portmanteau of the words “metabolic” and “diabolical.”)

[Excerpt] Read more at the link above…

duchess01

Most people do not know – have not had nutrition education – sad, DP!

cthulhu

I’ve had “nutrition education”. It was useless bunkum.

cthulhu

I would think that (1) remove seeds, rind from honeydew melon, (2) blend, and (3) freeze in ice-cream mixer would probably work.

Gail Combs

We buy frozen blueberries — Dish them out top with heavy cream and call it ‘ice cream’

singingsoul1

My daughter did that for her daughter when she was small.

Cuppa Covfefe

How about this from Fifteen Spatulas?
https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/honeydew-melon-and-mint-sorbettifreddo
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There are a ton of other desserts there, as well as lots of other recipes and pics/vids… Some good things/people DO come out of Kalifornistan 🙂

https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/recipes/dessert

Lots of good recipes there, also for gluten-free, low-salt, paleo, etc.

Oooh, and this one I’ve gotta try:
https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/strawberry-white-chocolate-rice-krispie-treats

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duchess01

There is good and bad in everything, Cooth – not all courses are of good quality – learning is a lifetime process – testing and re-testing what works and what does not.

Sometimes, common sense helps – and yet – for some – even common sense is rare.

Gail Combs

That INCLUDES the doctors!

duchess01

Sad, but true, Gail!!!

duchess01

I saw this – the Dims are just annoying because they know what the auditors will find – I hope and pray there is a remedy to get them to back off, DP!!!

If nothing can stop what is coming – why is this happening?

duchess01

Sidney Powell: America is now a ‘Communist regime’
by Bob Unruh, WND
May 6, 202

https://www.sgtreport.com/2021/05/sidney-powell-america-is-now-a-communist-regime/

‘They’re feeding lies to the American people very single day’

One of the lawyers who fought, without a lot of success, to have evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election reviewed by the courts in America has delivered a harsh verdict on the state of the nation under President Joe Biden.

Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor, worked on cases that, had they succeeded, would have been to the benefit of President Trump.

[Excerpt] Read more at the link above…

duchess01
Linda

They might not have many fans if they do that.

duchess01

Agree – hoping and praying people will refuse to put up with this, Linda – then, again – so many people are brainwashed these days – Sad!!!

mollypitcher5

This gives me a lot of pleasure…………. FTA~ ” All fans will be forced to wear face masks, despite CDC guidelines stating that those who have received the vaccine should no longer have to wear masks outside.”

Hope they sweat their brains out in those masks

duchess01

These people are sick – who in his/her right mind would put themselves through this?

mollypitcher5

Fools.

duchess01

Most definitely, Molly!!! They bought the ruse – and now they are stuck with it.

para59r

If they are attending these events that have been politized to the degree that they have been then I suspect they are already brain dead.

duchess01

How true, Para!!!

Cuppa Covfefe

To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield,

“I went to a fight the other day, and a baseball game broke out”…..

mollypitcher5

Make it stop!

Cuppa Covfefe

Hello Mudda,
Hello Fadda,
Here I am at
Camp Granada

Life is very
Entertaining
And they say we’ll have some fun
If it stops raining

All the kids here
Have their masks on
Some aren’t breathing
Seems they’re half gone

But the doc says
Fauci mandates
Everything that comes from
Demon Bill Gates
…..

(apologies to Allan Sherman…)…

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mollypitcher5

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

mollypitcher5

Somebody that’s actually in their car ?

Gail Combs

good catch. STUPID politician.

slowcreekno

Zoom suggests speed and something moving fast. So maybe he thought he’d need to wear the seatbelt for safety?

MAGA Mom

Is this a joke … trying to make a point or did he really do this?

mollypitcher5

I don’t know, I read every comment to see if anything clarified but with all the zoom shenanigans that get exposed it wouldn’t surprise me

MAGA Mom

hard to believe that it is true as its just so dumb on his part but seeing it on many other news sites

Sadie Slays

4chan is looking into vaccine lots. Some lots have many more reactions than others. Some think this bolsters the theory that they’re shipping out saline injections in order to fudge the numbers. If anyone cares to dig any further, here’s the thread (as always, it’s 4chan so expect extreme language, opinions, and images):

https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/320326114

Emeraldstar

Thanks Sadie.

From what I understand from the anons, “4chan” is run by clowns: some honest posters, yes, but far more comp’d than the alternative site (shan’t name), which has MUCH better security.

I’ll check later on, ’cause when 8chan hits on something, it usually migrates to the better boards.

Saline can fudge the numbers BOTH ways, btw.

Whatever the truth …

>>
Clowns are gonna clown, and shills are gonna shill;
Anons see through it all, and shitpost at will.

In and amongst their righteous digging,
They always have … and they always will.
<<

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Sadie Slays

I was banned on /pol/ for over a year because of a comment I made criticizing child drag queen shows. They’ve certainly got their issues, but they’ve also got the traffic and influence. There’s a reason why Q showed up there first. 

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Emeraldstar

The current site doesn’t ban anyone, unless what’s posted is against the law.

Don’t EVER post there; don’t ANYONE ever post there.

Just lurk.

Right?

Gail Combs

AMEN!!!

Sadie Slays

The current site doesn’t ban anyone, unless what’s posted is against the law.

Let’s just say their interpretation of what is “against the law” is highly subjective, and depends entirely on how much they want to get rid of someone. Kind of like how Facebook and Twitter’s bans only go in one direction.

Anyways, I’m oldfag from the trollface days of /b/. Appreciate the concern, but I know the lay of the land there.
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Emeraldstar

I figured as much.

I said what I said primarily for others here.

The experience: Leaf, and Gerbil, and MagaRiot / Midnight Riders crap; baker wars, splitting the bread, and omitting true notables while including well-known clown-posts; stealth-deleting past posts, advising to “filter”; trying every trick in their book, even posting 200 times in a 751 bread.

It goes on and on – but the CONTINUED desperation, displayed every day, gives us all hope that the clowns are on the ropes.

It ain’t over – not by a long shot. The Silent War continues …

But still – I like my little ditty, a variant quatrain made up on the spot, to honor the autists and deplorables who have found a place where they belong, digital soldiering for Truth, for Justice, and for the American way.

Kek willed it, doncha know!

Linda

This is interesting. Here is the initial post:

“Alright I just found some crazy fucking data. The vast majority of vaccine adverse events (miscarriage, death, etc) are caused by a tiny minority of vaccine lots. See here: https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/saved/D8/D157F050

“Here’s the craziest part: the lots are split between the 50 states. So you fucking KNOW it’s the lot that’s the problem, not a particular age group or county.

“Out of thousands of lots, these alone cause 20% of the reactions:
EK5730
EH9899
011J20A
039K20A
026L20A
EK9231
EJ1685
EL1284
037K20A
025L20A

“So here’s the next question. Why? What makes these lots so much more harmful? Looking for some schizo help researching these lot #’s, seeing if they’ve been revealed anywhere beforehand.”

RAC

Could be part of their experiment. Isn’t that what happens, give some people the real stuff and others get a placebo.

Gail Combs

EXACTLY. you want a ‘Control Group’ and in a good study neither the patient or the doctor knows who gets the real stuff and who gets a placebo.

duchess01

Ep. 2471a – The Rich Are Preparing, They Know, Bitcoin & Gold Counters [CB]
X22 Report Published  May 6, 2021

https://rumble.com/vgmsk1-ep.-2471a-the-rich-are-preparing-they-know-bitcoin-and-gold-counters-cb.html

duchess01

[JB] is pushing the destruction of the economic system as we know it, Trump and the patriots wanted this, this way it creates a crisis, with a crisis you can then make the case of why we need to move away from the [CB] system. The rich are already preparing. The countermeasures are gold and bitcoin. The [DS] panic over the election audit is off the charts. Why would they care so much if the elections were transparent and secure, they wouldn’t. They are now panicking and are trying to get ahead of the results. The people are reaching the precipice, we see this is many states and communities where the people are taking back control. The [DS] is preparing for the fallout, they are ready to black all communications, they are testing a new system and they are continuing the censorship. The patriots are exposing it all.

duchess01

Ep. 2471b-The People Are Reaching The Precipice,[DS] Panic Off The Charts,The World Must See
X22 Report Published  May 6, 2021

https://rumble.com/vgmszl-ep.-2471b-the-people-are-reaching-the-precipiceds-panic-off-the-chartsthe-w.html

para59r

Latest from the boss.

Donald J. Trump11:57am May 6, 2021
The Fake News Media, working in close conjunction with Big Tech and the Radical Left Democrats, is doing everything they can to perpetuate the term “The Big Lie” when speaking of 2020 Presidential Election Fraud. They are right in that the 2020 Presidential Election was a Big Lie, but not in the way they mean. The 2020 Election, which didn’t even have Legislative approvals from many States (which is required under the U.S. Constitution), and was also otherwise corrupt, was indeed The Big Lie. So when they try to sell the American people the term The Big Lie, which they do in unison and coordination, think of it instead as the greatest Fraud in the history of our Country! An even greater Hoax than Russia, Russia, Russia, Mueller, Mueller, Mueller, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, or any of the other many scams the Democrats pulled!

Donald J. Trump9:48am May 6, 2021
Congratulations to the great Patriots of Windham, New Hampshire for their incredible fight to seek out the truth on the massive Election Fraud which took place in New Hampshire and the 2020 Presidential Election. The spirit for transparency and justice is being displayed all over the Country by media outlets which do not represent Fake News. People are watching in droves as these Patriots work tirelessly to reveal the real facts of the most tainted and corrupt Election in American history. Congratulations Windham—look forward to seeing the results.

Donald J. Trump12:27pm May 5, 2021comment image

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Gail Combs

Well things just got weird.

I think I mentioned I have a fox I see often. She had cubs who I have seen three times. The second time they disappeared under a shed so I know that is the den. (Bones, feathers…)

This afternoon both kits were laying in the driveway when I drove out to catch the ponies so Hubby could weed spray the front paddocks. Coming back the two kits were again in the driveway and not inclined to move. So I opened the door, saw one scoot but not the tamer one. I got out only to find a lady behind me.

She asked if I had seen any fox kits. I said yes laying in the driveway in front of my truck a couple minutes ago. She just about hugged and kissed me. Seems she found the mom who got run over a couple nights ago and was still in-milk. She had been hunting for the kits so she could feed them. I told her I knew where the den was and took the food and left it outside where I had seen the kits scoot under the shed. (Among all the feathers and bones.) So it looks like I will be feeding fox kits for a few weeks until they figure out how to hunt. No problem since I have a case of cat food left from feeding my old cat who died this winter.

They look a bit older than these, having gotten to the lanky stage. One is lighter with white markings and the bold one has darker markings on the legs instead of white.
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Linda

Bless you for doing that, Gail!

Gail Combs

I am glad the lady let me know the mom was dead. Otherwise I would not feed them.

Gail Combs

OK, the internet RULES!

I just looked up fox kits born:

Fox Babies | Baby Foxes Are Called Kits

Written by Chad Foxin Biology

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….These dates can differ depending on the breed of fox and the location where they live. In America, the kit season (when the babies are born) is closer to march…. Foxes make excellent parents and do everything within their power to keep their young safe. [So it looks like dad is also involved in raising the kits.]

….Baby foxes are born inside of the den, where the mother vixen takes care of them. They feed on the milk of their mother for about four weeks, until the parents start regurgitating food into their mouths.

At this point, the mother gets a little break and may start to hunt again with the father, providing fresh meat for the family. After this, the foxes get to venture closer to the den opening, where food is left for them….

Baby foxes start hunting on their own, killing small prey such as insects and rodents, after about the third month.

After the third or fourth month, they become juveniles. This when they start to get their adult-fur coloring. Their eyes also change from being blue to being the eye color of adult foxes….

OK so I now have a pretty good idea of the kits age, about two months which is what I originally thought.

singingsoul1

The mother teaches them how to hunt. They do not have a mother what now? They might have to be fed forever or partly.

Gail Combs

From that article Dad will also help raise the kits so I hope he is still around. Also I think Mom has already started the hunting lessons. We certainly have plenty of field rice and rats and rabbits.

cthulhu

I think if you had them in an enclosed area and dropped in a mouse or two, they’d probably figure those out pretty quick. After that, it’s just introducing them to larger and larger prey.

singingsoul1

Good to know and I know you keep an eye on them 🙂 Gail you are a kind person 🙂 You love animals I like that.

singingsoul1

Some Foxes can become tame like dogs. You might have them hang around you not really leaving 🙂

gil00

Thank you for looking out for the babies.

Gail Combs

I have a soft spot for foxes. They eat LOTS of mice!

Linda

That would tend to make me like them, too.   :wpds_lol: 

Aubergine

Having grown up in “the country,” I have raised all kinds of things that lost their mom. Good for you for taking care of them!

The weirdest one ever was one day when we looked out our front window and there was a dead possum on the lawn. Apparently hit by a car and tossed pretty far off the road. But the belly was moving. I was young, so I had no idea what it was, but my dad knew. We went out and found five babies, tiny things, in her pouch. We managed to keep three alive to the age to release them.

Baby animals are cute, no matter what species. Even possums.

duchess01

5.5.21: These “TRUTHS” should INTENSIFY your LONGING to TAKE back FREEDOM. PRAY!
And We Know Published  May 5, 2021

https://rumble.com/vgjwfn-4.5.21-these-truths-should-intensify-your-longing-to-take-back-freedom.-pra.html

kalbokalbs

Lost in the turmoil…

  • Thought Fredo’s bro was gonna resign? Nah. Cuomo stays. new Yorker’s deserve that POS.
  • Whatever happened to Bull Durham’s indictments? Yea. Nothing there.

On the positive side, I have kept this link since DP share it quite a ways back.

And just for fun. Another, that I am unsure who posted it…

mollypitcher5

mollypitcher5

mollypitcher5

Compared to this…

singingsoul1

They are fascists

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TheseTruths

Texas Senate approves bill allowing people to carry handguns without a license

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/huge-win-for-gun-rights-in-texas/

The Texas Senate has voted to advance a bill that will allow people to carry handguns in the state without a license, setting up the state to be the largest in the country to allow permitless carry…

The legislation passed by an 18-13 margin along party lines Wednesday evening. The bill would allow people 21 and older who can already legally own a gun to carry a handgun in public…

The bill now heads to the House, which passed similar legislation earlier this year but will not consider changes the Senate made to the bill before sending it to Greg Abbott’s desk…

The Senate passage of the legislation marks a significant victory for gun rights activists and Republicans, who had seen permitless carry legislation go nowhere in previous legislative sessions…

The bill will allow adults 21 and older to carry a handgun in public, so long as it is in its holster…

“HB 1927 would recognize the United States Constitution as our permit to carry and allow all law-abiding adults, aged 21 years or older, to carry a handgun for the protection of themselves or their families, in public places, in a holster, without the requirement of a state-issued license,” said state Sen. Charles Schwertner (R), a sponsor of the bill.

para59r

So Joe’s a practicing Catholic?  🙄 

https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/06/bidens-national-day-prayer-proclamation-no-mention-god/

Joe Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation has been released and it doesn’t even mention God once! How do you release a proclamation about prayer and not mention God at all? Of course it mentions climate change & racial justice. Truly, this is pathetic…and not surprising! pic.twitter.com/czOQx3ioHj ((<<<—-Full Text of Biden’s Prayer in there))

— David Brody (@DavidBrodyCBN) May 6, 2021

Why would President @JoeBiden omit God? Today marks the 70th annual #NationalDayOfPrayer & President Biden is the first @POTUS to omit the word “God” in his proclamation. That speaks volumes doesn’t it? https://t.co/YSdwcSLUvq

— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 6, 2021

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mollypitcher5

His god is the State now.

cthulhu

NEEDS MOAR PRACTICE!!!

Linda

Elizabeth Carter

Linda, I can’t imagine that any Trump supporter would want Pence under any circumstances. He would be no better than Bye-done. Liz

kalbokalbs

Pence will never be President of The United States.

cthulhu

I find it amazing that having suborned the soap box with censorship, the jury box through mob rule, and the ballot box through fraud, they seem to think there are no more boxes.

Mao had one more that he’d say aloud, and then there is another.

cthulhu

Actually, I’ve been concerned that they keep doing the Biden farce until January 15, 2023 — then abruptly fold.

They would have poisoned the Presidency for years five and six of VSGPOTUSDJT’s term, yet left DJT barred by the 22nd Amendment for running for President in 2024.

OTOH, if they wait until February 15, 2023, VSGPOTUSDJT might be a ten year POTUS.

cthulhu

According to Insty, Paypal is trying to shut down Rebel News. Oddly enough, they have some pseudo-app thing so that the only thing I see in my browser looks like a blank page — which, to be frank, limits the amount I’ll entertain their entreaties.

https://www.rebelnews.com/save_rebel_news_paypal_censorship_and_deplatforming_ezra_levant

MAGA Mom

We need a conservative Credit Card Company and processing companies so we can’t be deplatformed and shutdown in this way.

duchess01

SIDNEY POWELL -“WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE INTIMIDATED!”may 6, 2021 the marshall report

https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2021/05/06/sidney-powell-we-are-not-going-to-be-intimidated/

Sidney Powell says, “We are going to reclaim the United States of America!”

[Excerpt] Read more at the link above…