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My Yoke Is Easy . . .
The saying “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” is part of a larger passage (Matthew 11:28–30), in which Jesus tells all who are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest. He isn’t speaking here of physical burdens. Rather, it was the heavy burden of the system of works that the Pharisees laid on the backs of the people that Jesus was offering to relieve. Later on in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus will rebuke the Pharisees for laying heavy burdens on the shoulders of the people (Matthew 23:4).
The “yoke of the Pharisees” is the burdensome yoke of self-righteousness and legalistic law-keeping. It has been said by biblical scholars that the Pharisees had added over 600 regulations regarding what qualified as “working” on the Sabbath. That is a heavy burden! Recall the story of the lawyer who asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment of the Law (Matthew 22:36). You can almost read between the lines of the man’s question: “What law, of all the laws we have, do I absolutely have to keep?”
Jesus was saying that any kind of law-keeping is burdensome and amounts to a “heavy yoke” of oppression because no amount of law-keeping can bridge the gap between our sinfulness and God’s holiness. God says through the mouth of the prophet Isaiah that all of our righteous deeds are like a “polluted garment,” and Paul reiterated to the Romans that “no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law” (Romans 3:20).
The good news is that Jesus promises to all who come to Him that He will give them rest from the heavy burden of trying to earn our way into heaven and rest from the oppressive yoke of self-righteousness and legalism. Jesus encourages those who are “heavy laden” to take His yoke upon them, and in so doing they will find rest for their souls. The yoke of Jesus is light and easy to carry because it is the yoke of repentance and faith followed by a singular commitment to follow Him. As the apostle John says, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).
This is what Jesus says in Matthew 11:30. His yoke is easy and His burden light. Now, we might think that there is really no difference between the commandments of Jesus and the Jewish Law. Isn’t the same God responsible for both? Technically speaking, yes. If anything, one might argue that the commands of Jesus are even more burdensome because His reformulation of the Mosaic Law in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) actually goes above and beyond a mere outward conformity to the Law and deals instead with the inner person.
What makes Jesus’ yoke easy and His burden light is that in Jesus’ own active obedience (i.e., His perfect fulfillment of the Law of God), He carried the burden that we were meant to carry. His perfect obedience is applied (imputed) to us through faith, just as His righteousness was exchanged for our sin at the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). Our obedience to Jesus then becomes our “spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1).
Furthermore, we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who works in our lives to mold us into the image of Christ, thereby making the yoke of Jesus easy and His burden light. The life lived by faith is a much lighter yoke and a much easier burden to carry than the heavy and burdensome yoke of self-righteousness under which some continually strive to make themselves acceptable to God through works.
“One might argue that the commands of Jesus are even more burdensome ” . . . and they could be considered so if we looked at being a Christian as a great number of things that we should do or shouldn’t do. Being a Christian, however, is all about our relationship to God . . . the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit . . . and, from a personal development viewpoint, who we are becoming. It’s not what we do, it’s our characteristics as a child of God . . . and what we do will flow naturally from who we are.
An example is needed here. God’s Word says “Husbands, love your wives . . .” (Ephesians 5:25). So, some super-duper relational expert grabs onto that and writes a book containing all the things husbands must do if they love their wives. The book is entitled “The 3,471 Things Husbands Must Do” and it becomes the Behavior Bible for husbands throughout the nation . . . the runaway best seller of all time. Well, that certainly would be a great example of a difficult yoke and a heavy burden.
From God’s Word, however, we get a different perspective. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 tells us what God wants when He says “Husbands, love your wives . . .”. He is saying “Husbands, this is the kind of person I want you to be.”
God doesn’t want you to be envious, boastful, proud, easily angered, bringing shame to others, delighting in evil, being self-absorbed or keeping a list of things you think your wife did wrong. God wants you to be patient, kind, truthful, protective, trusting, and hopeful . . . and stick with those things! God wants us to be that kind of person and to make sure our actions conform to those characteristics, and not to work off a huge, long list of things we should and shouldn’t do.
And, as noted earlier, as Christians God has given us His Holy Spirit to work within us to make us loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and under self-control.
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:10-13)
Keep it simple! Amen! 😃
I was curiously reading about greek and Russian orthodoxy today. There was an example saying “when you greet the priest you do not shake his hand because he is a representative of God. You call him master and kiss his hand.”
I was taken aback. He is not master, if anyone is it is God. And God wants us to keep it simple. Praise him not men who demand this.
Yeah, that kind of thing isn’t for me. Nonetheless, I’m OK with it for others. I have Orthodox Christian friends, and I know that they are greatly deepened in their love of God by their traditions, and to me that has to be a good thing. Sometimes I wear my wedding ring Orthodox style (right hand) just for grins, or I’ll wear two wedding rings, one on each hand. I’m very unconventional, yet I respect traditions, and try to understand them to get what I can out of them.
I am very respectful of “clergy” / religious leaders & teachers, but a hand kiss would probably need a few beers! 😉
Apostolic succession is intact in the east even with the schism. Technically, this is correct, but not culturally the norm here. There’s an unbroken line from the Apostles.
In the Catholic Church, the only ring that’s kissed is the pope’s. Not Bergoglio’s though. There’s no telling where that ring has been.
My husband is a cradle Catholic. He remembers kissing the ring of the bishop when he came to visit their parish. He says it was quite common.
I haven’t seen anyone do that in my lifetime. Not for a bishop.
Maybe that’s it. 🤣
He wants you to kiss his other ring
I am VERY careful not to disrespect the beliefs of my fellow Christians about their Christianity, if they accept the historical reality of Jesus as reflected in the Nicene Creed or Apostle’s Creed. Having said that, my personal belief is that some Christians put burdens on themselves, or follow perceived requirements, which are not necessary and sometimes are confounding to faith.
But we cannot judge how the Holy Spirit guides any particular person given the person’s particular circumstances. And if I am relieved of the troubles of my own fallen nature, I am not going to worry about how someone else manages his own relationship with Jesus.
The real problem is that too many Christians accept their pastor’s sermons and/or teachings as equivalent to the Word of God IMO. Itchy ears and all that goes with it.
Scripture says that there are Twelve Gates into Heaven (one for each of the 12 Hebrew tribes). Not a member of a tribe — you don’t get in. Apostle Paul’s preaching to the Gentiles made it possible for the wild olive tree to be grafted into the orchard olive tree, or Gentiles to be adopted into a Hebrew tribe.
I get worried about this type of subservience bc it is how people are corrupted. They are God like and cannot do any wrong. Sex abuse, drugs, etc. I do not disrepect how they worship but they are still men in God’s eyes. And the CA central Church is out of San Francisco. So, that was an alert.
It was an interesting read, for sure.
BTW … Jesus speaks directly to seven churches extant at the time John wrote Revelation. The letters are a remarkable guide to the future history of the Church throughout the past 2000 years, but more importantly contain vital lessons directly from Jesus about good and bad Christian behavior and attitudes, not to mention the reality every Christian faces at all times. What Jesus describes are mental states, and IMO various Christian practices are profitably assessed in light of these descriptions.
And she accused POTUS Trump of Russian collusion?
Yes, her wacky son was involved in some company. He is flipping nuts…but look at his genetic line.
Yes, her son, Kerry’s son, Biden’s son… there was another son too but it slips me right now. How coinvent though. If only there was a real FBI and DOJ in America that took their oaths of office seriously all of this would of been done and finished well before CV ever had a time to launch.
Romney, I think. But I think those 4 were in Ukraine. Looks like Nancy had investments on both sides of that phony bait war dispute.
Just like the rest of the 1337s.
Playing both sides of a conflict, war, etc., either way a win…
Satan, Inc. …..
The whole Russian collusion thing was a kind of odd moment where one path out of it would have been to FORGIVE the Democrats for all their Soviet subterfuge, and basically call them out right there and then as communist pussyfooters for decades – kinda like “Hey – what’s wrong with Russia? You guys LOVE Russia!” – but the Dems are so freaking NUTS and CHAOTIC, they can’t be counted on to actually play good improv theater, so it’s a good thing Trump never went there, or they would have run around in circles screaming “SEE??? HE’S A RUSSIAN COLLUDER!!!” They would have never figured out they were getting thrown a bone.
But that was all before the COVID “communist slavery by vaccine” treachery. The idea of enslaving humanity to an increasingly lethal (if withdrawn) vaccine which build an increasingly lethal virus is so diabolical, it just needs to be put down like a rabid dog, I hate to say.
As a person who spent literal decades frustrated/enraged by the Democrats refusal to acknowledge the evil of the USSR, and in fact to prefer the evil of the USSR to their own country, to me their fabricated Narrative of Perfidious Russia is just insultingly ironic. The formerly saintly Russians (bolshevik style) are now demented demons.
Soviet Dems – the REMNANT INSANITY.
Even if the veterinarian nurse’s story turned out to be true, you can bet they pulled as many beds out of that ICU as they could while closing all the ICU wards in other hospitals in the area and sending those patients there because that is who the medical mob is.
Cats and all kinds of rats can get it easily.
Dogs and horses, too.
Putin’s wizards now offer a doggie/kitty vaxx!
Dopey vet is running against Lauren Boebert.
Guessing Boebert will bitch slap this goofy vet with the greatest of ease.
If she does not, it’s FRAUD.
If she has her supposed therapy area in the hospital I highly doubt that it’s on the same floor that the alleged covid patients are.
Their “fact checkers” are silent…
There’s TRILLIONS of Dollars (Euro, Francs, etc.) at stake here…..
BUT, more important, THERE’S BILLIONS OF LIVES AT STAKE HERE….
Hmmm. Maybe Satan Sauros and BillyGhoulGatesofHell are counting the margin on $1000.00 per head…..
THAT is exactly right. A GERBIL in a Google lab of some kind.
Or … a Google in a gerbil lab of some kind …
Wolf is being kind, Linda, and you must learn how to read him between the lines.
What he means is you must apply Aubergine’s Razor to Noem, who has beautifully “outed” herself with that disgusting tweet….
“never attribute to stupidity that which is adequately explained by malice”
….or in Noem’s case, adequately explained by a person’s lust for power and their slavery to the US Chamber of Commerce (ie. Wall Street and Big Business).
This is an excellent piece…
This is strike 3 for her. She caved to the NCAA on transgenders, AND she dissed De Santis in her CPAC speech for keeping Florida beaches open. She’s DEAD to me.
Disappointedly (in a sense), I agree.
The solution ISN’T to go find another job – that’s RETREATING from the battle-field.
Nor is the solution to go find another grocery store (in my case). I will go BACK – I don’t yet know whether they still require (unlawfully) patrons to wear masks, but no matter.
When so many of the choices – whether employers, or grocery stores, et al. – have the same unlawful, un-American policies, then the effective result will be lasting unemployment … or starvation.
Obviously, Noem has future political aspirations – and a run for US Senator would be the next logical step.
There are SO MANY sell-outs. Their twisted logic (illogic) is exactly like that of Sore-Ass – “If I didn’t do it (the evil of helping confiscate the property of “fellow” Jews during WWII), then someone else would have.”
Sh’e toeing the “company” line, while pretending to be independent of it. Just like almost all politicians do.
The moral blindness of arrogance, and lust for power.
She posted that then this dance video. Priorities.
Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) Tweeted:
We ain’t fancy like….but we are fun when we get a little free time on a Saturday afternoon in the Black Hills 😉 come enjoy @southdakota with us! https://t.co/hRMRJLMIFf
I believe your correct, 3 strikes your out. She’s more than likely the Rhinos female ace in the hole and she’s let the mask slip. Think about the population of her state, easy to project that she’s a MAGA Trump supporter. The CB needed someone to fight back figuratively. What’s that saying again ” a wolf in sheep’s clothing “.
“….or in Noem’s case, adequately explained by a person’s lust for power and their slavery to the US Chamber of Commerce (ie. Wall Street and Big Business 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗘!)….”
I have a whole long bunch of stuff to say about that unholy Triad but I will post it later.
You go sister, say it! 🤗
Spineless Bush/Romney RINO Sellout MAGA Backstabber Swamp Newbie
Did I miss anything?
I’ll take her any day. And she’ll get re-elected in a landslide.
And if you’re a female athlete, and the trannies are threatening your sport . . . just snag a scholarship some other way. Interesting isn’t it that once people’s spidey senses flipped on, it takes them no time at all to spot an operator. Noem is done, just another political climber in a skirt.
I’m still quite weak but otherwise am feeling okay.
ThanQ for your prayers!
Good to see you. Do whatcha gotta do!
We pray for you every day at Marica’s,
and I am sure there are many prayers here
for you, too.
It’s good to hear from you pgroup.
Hoping you feel stronger every day.
Youre here and thats what matters.
FIGHT ON PGROUP WARRIOR!!! 🤸♀️🤸♀️🤸♀️
Good to hear from you! Keep on keeping on!
Prayers for you.
Goodnight Patriots, wherever you are.
This is an excellent 5 minute dialogue. But he gets one thing wrong.
He says he wants to choose freedom. Well, that’s nice and all, but…
No. That’s not how it works.
Each person must DEMAND freedom! Continually. Throughout their lives.
And, if and when necessary…the need brought on by those infected with an insatiable greed and lust for power and wealth…we must be willing to fight and die for it.
Thus it was said, “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants alike.”
The thing is…
It is the tyrants who create this need. Not the freedom-loving souls.
The godless tyrants are the “plague rats”.
Always have been, and always will be.
That all said, when it comes to war, it is well to remember the wise words of Patton…and I paraphrase…
”No one ever won a war by dying for his freedom. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastards die trying to take it away from him.”
Dr. Stella Immanuel Launches $100 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against CNN After Being Vindicated on Hydroxychloroquine
Forgot a couple of zeroes. Should be $10B.
The Biden Administration Is Suing Greg Abbott for Trying to Protect Texans from COVID Positive Immigrants
Bidenoids are EVIL.
I like the term “Mr Global” for all the puppetmasters behind the curtain. ToreSays recently mentioned that Google doc isn’t letting you type “miss information” in a DRAFT now. Tyranny run rampant.
LOL! These horrible socialist monopolies need to be broken up BIG-TIME.
Astounding – the spread, caseload, and deaths keep going up when you count non-human events. I wonder when we’ll learn that rocks can get COVID.
Lauren Boebert’s Opponent Is a Veterinarian Who Works in Wyoming and Claims Her Hospital Is Filled With COVID Patients
Maybe her patients are white-tail deer:
“The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently completed a study that analyzed serum samples from free-ranging white-tailed deer for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Results of the study indicate that certain white-tailed deer populations in Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania were exposed to SARS-CoV-2….
“It is important to note that this surveillance was designed to determine exposure of deer to SARS-CoV-2 in their natural environment. It was not designed to determine whether the deer were replicating and shedding SARS-CoV-2.
“The finding that wild white-tailed deer have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 is not unexpected given that white-tailed deer are susceptible to the virus, are abundant in the United States, often come into close contact with people, and that more than 114 million Americans are estimated to have been infected with COVID-19, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…”
SARS-CoV-2 is presumably in BATS now, too, since those are closest to the original virus as hosts.
Massive spike in reported increase of COVID-19 deaths was skewed by old data
I think they’re also skewing things by not tracking breakthrough cases that don’t go to the hospital. WHY? Because the last thing this team of purposeful creeps at CDC wants to do is admit that getting the disease IS the path to real immunity.
99.8% SURVIVAL RATE REMAINS UNCHANGED
This is only a “pandemic” in the sense that obesity is a pandemic.
The WuFlu is NOT the Black Plague.
This is only a “pandemic” in the sense that obesity is a pandemic.
Oh that made me laugh. So funny and true.
Too much in the pan gets me every time.
So now I cook my bacon in the microwave 😆
They manipulate the “data” at will.
They control all the counting methods, and can make “cases” rise or fall according to whatever purpose they have at the time.
It’s an information monopoly – especially considering the Enemedia is their lapdog.
This is a very important and major point!
YES. This is Political Moonshine’s point about FRAUD. CDC is engaged in SCIENTIFIC FRAUD. This is exactly what happened under Trump. HHS under Alex Azar SAW that CDC was LYING under cover of confusion, and they took the data responsibility away from them.
FRAUDSTER BIDEN restored the responsibility to CDC, and appointed that horrible lying party hack Walensky, who needs to be in PRISON.
The entire CDC should be shuttered when Trump gets back in.
In Gitmo awaiting the 2nd Nuremburg trials.
C ommunists for
And they cut their teeth and learned their Satanic methods with the Gore-Bull warming fraud, cf ClimageGate 1, 2, and 3 in 2009 and thereabouts, including UEA (University of East Anglia), the “State Penn”, and far-left integrity-challenged Climastrologists, including those at Scripps, the land of Hockey-Sticks, and “Gavin and friends”…
“Hide The Decline” is worthy of being a weather anthem. Especially in view of those who “John Cook”ed the books, changing the historical record hoping that no-one would notice.
The poor sod who was assigned the thankless task of filling sparse matrices with dodgy data, fudging numbers (programmatically, no less) to produced the desired result despite what the data demanded (as it were), named himself “Harry Readme”, a tip of the hat to another, erm, whistle blower… Comments spread throughout the “model” code show what was afoot.
And the email and data trove zip files termed ClimateGate1, 2, and 3 showed what happened, despite “3” never being publicly decoded (due to threats). 1 and 2 were definitely enough. Though leaks, the Climastrologists termed them as “hacks”….
Sound familiar? (Can anyone say “Seth Rich”? I knew you could…)…..
Criminals all. Just like their father Satan, the father of lies…..
They want to inject kids with the ENSLAVING vaccines.
Wolf, I read this article this morning, and I think this guy has nailed it. The WHY of the vaccine push, most especially for the young. Check it out and see what you think.
Agree, ty for the link. Shared. 😇
This theory makes perfect sense. Good article.
Speculation, but very powerful and persuasive. Great read.
The minute and a half long clip in the middle gave me so much hope. OMG, the audience really, genuinely, actually speak Truth to Power:
And I am constantly amazed how the Propagandists and Fake Narrative Broadcasters have ALL obviously been coached to deliver robotic simulations of “reasonableness”. Repetition, repetition, repetition, in an even voice, so the brainwashed will remain brainwashed.
Neurolinguistic programming. It’s a real thing.
Based on the following from my old notes I think he is SPOT ON! (It also agrees with my suspicion that FauXi and UNC et al are ALL IN ON IT.)
Director-General Pascal Lamy of the WTO is quite blunt in stating national sovereignty is passe.
Pascal Lamy, 2-X Director-General of the World Trade Organization came right out and said the plans for a world government were made back in the 1930s in the same article he said:
And he then went on to say:
Most chillingly he said:
(𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗺𝘂𝗺 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲, 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗰𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗕𝗨𝗧 𝗔 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗠𝗜𝗖 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 ‘𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗺𝘆’)
Pascal Lamy also indicates that an European Union like super state has been the goal since the 1930s. (Think Trans-Pacific Partnership that POTUS killed.)
Given the heating up of relations between the USA and Russia and may be China, these asses might just start World War III. It certainly explains all the idiotic foreign policy moves Obummer has made since Copenhagen blew up in their faces.
Lamy is no light weight spouting off either. He is a major player on the international scene. Former European Commission President Jacques Delors has backed the former WTO Director General Pascal Lamy to succeed José Manuel Barroso as the head of the EU executive next year.
E. M. explains why corporations LOVE socialism http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/forget-gen-x-now-its-generation-hot/#comment-14483
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
So that is who controls our elections via unlimited funding?
What about the NGOs?
Maurice Strong’s early work with YMCA international “…may have been the genesis of Strong’s realization that NGOs (non-government organizations) provide an excellent way to use NGOs to couple the money from philanthropists and business with the objectives of government.”
The U.S. Is Not a Democracy, It Is an Oligarchy
And finally the connections between the corporations and banks, As E. M. Smith said they are no longer ‘just Bankers’ but have branched out.
Network of 147 Companies Controls Nearly 40% of Global Economic Value of Transnational Corporations
The paper: The Network of Global Corporate Control
Top 25 control-holders from above:
The way these entities control so much is through investing YOUR money and splitting off control while limiting their financial exposure. It is a real win-win-win for them since they not only get control of the stock they also get paid no matter what happens. This is done via mutual funds or the like where YOUR money is invested but THEY vote the stock.
SEE A Brief History Of The Mutual Fund (This is why they are freaking out over the Ape Army, economic literacy project.)
𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗧𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗦 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗪𝗘 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗦𝗢 𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗬 ‘𝗪𝗢𝗞𝗘’ 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀…
1 BARCLAYS PLC – a global financial services holding company with 5 business segments: Personal and Corporate Banking, mortgages, investment management, credit card
2 CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES INC, maintained by Capital Bank and Trust Company (“trustee”), which has retained an affiliate to serve as investment adviser to the trustee for the CITs. <a href=”https://www.sec.gov/comments/s7-41-11/s74111-314.pdf”>comment on the proposed rule known as the “Volcker Rule”</a>
3 FMR CORP Fidelity Investments is a mutual fund owned and voted by the Johnson family.
4 AXA – France, Retail banking, Asset management and other financial services, insurance large multinational companies, IT service provider
5 STATE STREET CORPORATION – world’s leading providers of
financial services to institutional investors
6 JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. – a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States , with operations worldwide.
7 LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC – a British multinational financial services company headquartered in London, provides various insurance products and services worldwide.
8 VANGUARD GROUP, INC., – mutual funds
9 UBS AG CH – Financial services for private, corporate and institutional clients
10 MERRILL LYNCH & CO., INC. – the wealth management division of Bank of America, provides investment, financing, and other related services
11 WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT CO. L.L.P. – investment management in global capital markets.
12 DEUTSCHE BANK AG – banking products and services like private banking, business banking insurance, investment, wealth management
13 FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. – a global investment management organization
14 CREDIT SUISSE GROUP CH – integrated global bank
15 WALTON ENTERPRISES LLC – operates as a financial services company. It is a a family limited liability company used to invest the funds owned by the Waltons, owners of Walmart and Sam’s Club.
16 BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP. – Providing financial services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals. (Well they aren’t shy are they?)
17 NATIXIS – the international corporate, investment management and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking player in France.
18 GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC., – global investment banking, securities and investment management firm
19 T. ROWE PRICE GROUP, INC. – Mutual Funds
20 LEGG MASON, INC. – global investment management firm
21 MORGAN STANLEY – investment firm specializing in wealth management, investment banking
22 MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. – Consumer, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asset Management
23 NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION – banking to corporations
24 SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE – French bank
25 BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION – An American multinational banking and financial services corporation. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets.
Wow, Gail, you always bring the sauce!
This is gonna take me awhile to digest.
The country I am in seems to blocking zerohedge so anyone else has the same problem, the original link is:
TY for cleaned link.
Wow. That’s nuts. Thanks for the link.
YOU’RE AN NPC TO THE CDC
Gee, you mean NORMAL side effects like blot clots and death?
Building TEMPORARY protection that turns into a DEATH SENTENCE later! Go, Team CDC Jonestown!
More on the UNC — Ralph Baric INFO
So I do not ‘bury the lead’
I think what FauXi et al are frantic to hide is the Gain-of-Function research that was CONTINUED IN THE USA AFTER 2017 AND SHARED WITH THE CCP!!
in Dec 2017 FauXi started up the research again, NOT ONLY IN CHINA BUT ALSO AT UNC and that is why there was ACTIVE Covid for me to catch @ UNC in Dec 2018!!
Clue was in Rumble — Sheryl Attkisson does a deep dive into COVID origins. Fauci funded gain of function investigations on bat coronavirus (9min)
@ 5:25 min Sheryl points to this paper in Nature
Engineered bat virus stirs debate over risky research
“…created a chimaeric virus…” points to this Dec 2015 paper by Zhengli-Li Shi and Ralph S Baric done at UNC (Ref #1)
A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence
And LOOK who funded the UNC paper! The National Institutes of Health under Fauci AND the State Key Program for Basic Research Grants from the Chinese Ministry of Science.
Fauci not only funded the initial research but INDICATED INTEREST IN FUNDING FURTHER RESEARCH.
The DEBATE paper goes on to say:
And there you have it:
The NIH eventually concluded that the work was not so risky as to fall under the moratorium, he says.
Dec 19 2017 👈NOTE THAT DATE!!!
Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance
This article is from Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Any bets Ralph Baric immediately started up his research again in 2017???
And just to add extra sauce to the stew…
University of Minnesota…. 🔔DING DING DING!!!!
Dr Boyle, author of the US Bio-weapon law mentions an Australian paper.
Published: June 22, 2010
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) proteins of different bat species confer variable susceptibility to SARS-CoV entry
Remember the Indians mentioning the HIV sequences in Covid-2?
The authors are certainly interesting. Sure sound like Aussie names don’t they?
• Cheng Peng,
• Meng Yu,
• Yan Li,
• Zhenggang Han,
• Fang Li,
• Lin-Fa Wang &
• Zhengli Shi
Well, well, well, let’s look at Fang Li
And then in 2019 You have this arrest:
A professor, Dr. Charles Lieber, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, who was bribed by the Chinese per the US Department of Justice was arrested.
Think about the situation now in play.
Trump starts applying financial pressure to China that Steve Bannon thinks will follow the Reagan playbook that took down the Soviet Union.
FauXi, Daszak and Baric are eager to continue their Gain-of-Function research here in the USA and FauXi uses the new admin to lift the moratorium.
Davos, the CCP and Gates WANT a plandemic and the CCP is happy to release the bio-weapon…
Our ‘betters’ did not plan for the amount of knowledge that has leaked and the intelligence of the ‘Serf Class’
The CCP now has MASSIVE BLACKMAIL LEVERAGE against the US politicians (RINOS and Demonrats) and civil ‘servants’ and researchers who are all part of the plot… BUT they have to OUST the very popular President Trump to derail his plans to cripple the CCP. Hence the Election steal.
China Puts US On Same Level As Taliban
(CCP INSULTS USA indicating USA is a vassal state!)
Also Saudis are doing deal with CCP for Saudi Aramco — Goodby USA dollar as Reserve Currency!
AND lest we forget THE US DEBT CEILING!!!
$5.8 trillion was the US debt at the end of Clinton’s last budget. George W. Bush added another $5.849 trillion doubling our debt. And Barack Obama added $8.588 trillion almost doubling it again.
President Trump added 6.7 trillion (NOT GOOD) but at least he tried to bring back the high paying manufacturing jobs AND TARIFFS to help pay for it.
Now Bite-me wants to blow through that with lots of useless give-aways (bribes) with out a decent economy to pay for it.
I wrote this when Obummer was in office:
WHO owns that Federal Debt??? Somewhere around 40% is owned by the Fed and banks who used fiat fairy dust, printed on the spot to “BUY” that debt.
So why are we stuck with a fiat currency and why hasn’t the USA hit hyper inflation given the Fed is printing money like mad??? I finally found a reasonable explanation.
The article states tax compliance is high in the U.S yet the Grace Commission Report to the President (1984) states “…one-third of all their taxes escapes collection from others as the underground economy blossoms in direct proportion to tax increases and places even more pressure on law abiding taxpayers, promoting still more underground economy-a vicious cycle that must be broken….”
Now we have a 20% unemployment rate and the retiring of the baby boomers as well as a federal debt increase from fiscal 1983 deficit of $195 billion to over $14 TRILLION (Interestingly the report projected $13 trillion by the year 2000)
Second when the price of fuel rises there is a corresponding rise in the price of everything else.
Third the Russians, China and others are calling for a different world reserve currency than the dollar.
If the US dollar ever losses reserve currency status we are going to be in a world of hurt. GC 2011
A few years later Russia and China are building up their gold reserves.
My old comment detailing gold buying and BRICS development bank HERE
From the Wall Street Journal:
Heck there was even a Forbes article saying the IMF recommending a CROSS THE BOARD 10% WEALTH CONFISCATION FROM ALL US CITIZENS TO PAY THE DEBT DOWN TO PRE-OBAMA LEVELS!
SO WHAT HAPPENS IF USA DEFAULTS???
From a 2003 article:
This guy, Ralph S. Baric, PhD, is still running his research lab at the Gillings Institute for Global Public Health at UNC, Chapel Hill. He’s got tenure out the wazoo. No matter — He must be interrogated about his DECADES-long ties to NIAID / Dr. Anthony “Fauci-Mengele”, and the drug industry.
Since the lifting of the Gain of Function research ban in the U.S., he and his lab have been busy working with sequenced CoV-2 genomes; working on antiviral drug development for CoV-2; and securing patent after patent for UNC.
Here’s just one example of what’s been going on at the Baric Lab, from 2020 (he’s involved with the research and analysis of this paper):
“An orally bioavailable broad-spectrum antiviral inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in human airway epithelial cell cultures and multiple coronaviruses in mice”
(clink on the “Free PMC Full Text” icon box on the right of the page)
This is a study using lab-cultured SARS-CoV-2 samples and bat virus samples that were introduced into mice and also into samples of human lung cells, to see how they would be affected by various hydroxycytidine and redemsivir combinations to reduce the resulting infections in the mice and in the lung samples.
This research was funded by no fewer than SEVEN grants from Dr. Anthony “Fauci-Mengele’s” NIAID. ALL 8 of the grants that funded this study had NIH (Dr. Francis Collins) involvement.
An ** interesting ** aspect about this study is the development of ANTIVIRAL DRUGS that work ON THE LUNGS. This would appear to indicate a couple of things:
One, that a range of CoV-2 viruses, including COVID-19, have a negative impact on human lung tissue;
Two, that the NIH and NIAID are H3LL-bent on getting “antiviral drugs” developed TO SUPPLANT the CHEAP, PROVEN drugs that can help the lungs of people infected with COVID-19 — HCQ and Ivermectin.
Another ** interesting ** aspect of this study is that the CoV-2 GENOME has apparently been pretty much identified — there are various chains of the genome that were used in the above study.
THANK YOU FOR THAT INFO!!!
So the likelihood of my friend and I getting a COVID ‘Flu’ in late 2018 while at the UNC hospital is very very good.
FULL CONVERSATION WITH WOLFIE
What a MESS.
My writing or the State of the Union? 🙃
I have a very long ‘Comment’ I have been working on (seven pages?) about why I think the CCP may actually be a tool of the City of London and not actually independent.
Do you want it as an article after I poof wread it? Or should I post as a series of comments?
I think at this time the actual nature of the CCP — are they independent? or are they ‘controled’ needs to be looked at.
Better as an article, otherwise it will get lost. Just P_M_T_W them and I’ll assemble.
It may take a while. Hubby sat on my reading glasses. (My fault)🙄
Looking forward to it!!!
Someone should edit the graphic and insert the VAERS link.
Border Patrol union official warns COVID-positive migrants being released into US ‘day in, day out’
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) made some intriguing remarks on secret talks Donald Trump is having with “cabinet members” at his headquarters in Bedminster, New Jersey.
On Friday night’s edition of Newsmax’s Cortes & Pellegrino, Meadows said Donald Trump is “a president that is fully engaged, highly focused, and remaining on task.”
“Well, we met with several of our cabinet members tonight, we actually had a follow-up member, meeting with some of our cabinet members, and as we were looking at that, we were looking at what does come next,” Meadows said.
“I’m not authorized to speak on behalf of the president, but I can tell you this, Steve,” he added. “We wouldn’t be meeting tonight if we weren’t making plans to move forward in a real way, with President Trump at the head of that ticket.”
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell recently suggested in early July that something big was coming in August.
“The morning of August 13, it will be the talk of the world, going, ‘Hurry up! Let’s get this election pulled down,” he told Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend Broadcast Network. “Let’s right the right. Let’s get these communists out, you know that have taken over.”
“You’ll see when I say that, and they’ll say what’s going to happen to all the people that were involved. I don’t know, right now the biggest concern is getting this election pulled on,” Lindell added. “Donald Trump won. It’s pretty simple, ok?”
Many of Donald Trump’s most die-hard supporters have been pushing for him to be “reinstated” as president. The Electoral College certified the election for Joe Biden on January 6th.
Syndicated with licensed permission from Becker News. Follow Kyle Becker and Becker News on Twitter.
Minor nit. The Electoral College didn’t certify on the 6th of January, Congress did.
And I was less than two hundred yards from the scene of that crime.
The confidence Meadows has is pretty reassuring, except that I’m not completely sold on Meadows.
And the “certification” itself was a crime as states requested to withdraw and the vote went on anyway.
So that would make Traitor Pence an accessory to the crime……
Pence is a major principal to the crime, not merely an accessory to it.
Yes, I stand corrected, an accessory in the planning quite possibly.
For purposes of liability, the criminal law does not distinguish between principal and accessory, and no evidence needs to be adduced with respect to either category to obtain and sustain a conviction, unless the law describing the crime itself requires such proof. As a practical matter, this puts both categories on a equal footing. A principal is always an accessory, and an accessory is always a principal (except as noted).
Pence is also a major principal to the PLANDEMIC crime too.
Thanks for that reminder Gail…
He’s responsible as head of Task Force, for making Fauci a household word and a faux authority
Don’t trust Meadows either. He’s ALWAYS trying to appear important, blurting out something he probably shouldn’t.
Meadows using the term, “our cabinet members”?
Just don’t feel quite good about Meadows throwing around things like that.
Meadows needed to be gone awhile ago. He was blurting out crap in Walter Reed parking lot when POTUS was there.
Donald Trump wins $1MILLION tax refund on his controversial Chicago skyscraper – but state attorney Kim Foxx is trying to BLOCK him from getting it
How can she do that? If she blocks the money maybe we need to block our taxes. This has become crazy such an overreach. What kind of people run the government and blue states? Never mind need no answer . 🙂
Our Totalitarian Oligarch is finally showing it’s TRUE COLORS to the American people — FINALLY.
Yes now we see it. Why am I still shocked at the gullibility.
Last Year’s Heroes Are This Year’s Unemployed Because of Vaccine-Mandate Theater
Last year, medical professionals on the front lines fighting the pandemic were heralded as heroes by media, politicians, most Americans, and the healthcare companies for which they worked. But that was last year. Thanks to Vaccine-Mandate Theater, the only way most medical professionals can maintain their “hero” status is to accept injections of experimental drugs that demonstrate severe side-effects in a massive number of recipients. These side-effects include the deaths of tens of thousands, if not more.
Those who don’t participate in the ongoing experiment are cast aside, forced to seek new employment in a different industry.
I really wish these people would get together and form their own practices, and clinics of sorts. They’re still certified and licensed, just not employed.
AMEN goes right there!
That sounds just like….
The economic coercion and blackmail at play here is ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL…..
….to say nothing of HIGHLY unethical and immoral.
I’m not saying that that is not the case, just that if they are already unemployed – and many choose not to push back because this is the last straw of the bureaucratic crap they put up with – why not go into business for themselves?
It would eliminate A LOT of overhead and if they took cash only, the headaches would be far less.
Yes, fighting back is necessary, but when the medical systems can’t find enough people to submit and are understaffed due to their own idiocy, that’s a victory in and of itself.
Actually, what they need to do is band together and sue under a class action for wrongful termination…
…which is what is happening but not being reported.
I vote for AND LOGIC here.
We NEED these people to sue the hell out of their former employers.
We also NEED medical care that is independent and not INSANE.
They could lead the way.
We really do need the Deplorable MAJORITY TO MUTINY in Non-illegal ways.
I want an alternative economy for EVERYTHING!
Absolutely! I am not seeing it happen, but it makes so much sense. The people with the most practical skills in my experience are MAGA people.
But we need entire grocery stores, medical practices, etc etc who are free of taint.
That is why they tried to completely shutdown small AMERICAN OWNED business via the Plandemic.
True. Small businesses built on the presumption of regularity, not the understanding that they would need to insulate themselves from hateful lunacy.
Now everyone has to “build back better” in every aspect of their lives, excluding the government as much as possible in every aspect. It will take creativity, but it can be done IMO.
Ready. Willing. Able. At the first sign, I’ll be out there.
Or mutiny in semi-illegal ways, like goat-worming.
It is not illegal, it is just impossible to goat rope with gloves on and impossible to hold a squirming 100+ pound billy goat WHILE putting on gloves.
Getting in and out of that pen to wash was NOT something I wanted to try with 25 unhappy goats eyeing the gate.
Lord works in mysterious ways.
Think Belaam and his donkey, Num.22:22+
Sue WHERE??? All our courts are VERY CORRUPT!
Also if I recall correctly Obamacare is structured so that if you use a private physician you LOSE YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE or if you pay cash and need major healthcare he can not refer you to a hospital. (Something like that)
There was a very good article by a doctor’s association that was NOT the AMA.
I looked and I can not find the reference.
Major topic of conversation with friends is finding an honest doctor who actually wants to practice medicine and not business/politics. My primary of many years re-made his website over to a BLM propaganda venue for many months running. How am I supposed to trust him?
But how do I find someone who can be trusted? Most are implicated in the corruption.
Can’t imagine trusting that quack. Nor seeing him for care on any level.
You would have to know the situation around here, there are a lot of factors, including availability. That is why we discuss the situation, it is not as easy as it may seem.
Locally it’s been easier to find who is networked with the flccc.net doctors to get lined up with someone reasonable. I’m frequently searching online to find practitioners that I could connect with if a need comes up.
I happily pay out of pocket for a doctor that can diagnose in 5 minutes what the HMO doctors aren’t even allowed to look for. I may not be saving money, but I’m saving myself a lot of time, testing and conflicts with the standard-of-care white coats.
I know I’m blessed to have come across this doctor. Found him through a network of patients with non-typical illnesses.
So, the fiancee has this project going on to make roller-bases for those ubiquitous plastic 5-shelf utility shelves you get at Home Depot. I’d offered to describe it before if there was any interest…..so now you don’t get a choice.
This started out several years back with a chance meeting with a capable and intelligent woman in Harbor Freight. The latest rounds of coupons had come out and included one for the small floor dolly (12″ x 18″) at $8, limit 5. This woman was stacking five in her cart.
Mind you, you don’t tend to find too many women in Harbor Freight, and most of those that you find are attached to some guy, with a large remainder looking around and clearly thinking “what is this stuff???” To see one “on a mission” was unusual. Even more unusual, what the hell sort of project do you need five miniature dollies for?
As most of you know, I have no particular problem with looking stupid, so I asked her, “what the hell sort of project do you need five miniature dollies for? — and received a pitying look in return that meant, “you really don’t get it, do you?” Using small words and speaking slowly, she said, “these dollies have three-inch wheels on swivels, and four of them have a capacity of 1,000 pounds……walk over to where they sell wheels and look at how much a single three inch swivel wheel assembly costs.” I did (they were only about 15 feet away). They were $3.89. She then continued — “and here, I can get them in four-packs with mounting hardware and some spare lumber for $8.”
I was clearly in the presence of a Master of HF-fu. Since then, it has been my go-to resource for putting things on wheels — and I stock up every time I can get them for $8 — when they’re on a coupon maximum 5, I get 5.
Coothie. You delight me. I always grin when I see you have written a little story because I just know I’m going to enjoy reading about your latest adventure.
OOOOooooo What a great idea!
Hubby is a packrat and a slob. I hate housework and have Arthur-T-Ritus and a bum back. This combo a clean house does not make. If stuff was on wheels I could clean under it a lot more easily….
(Actually I MUCH rather muck out a horse stall or a goat barn than clean the house! At least they stay clean for longer that 5 minutes.)
I’ve got a “tool storage tower” that rolls on them. There are certain tools that are convenient to mount to 2’x2′ slabs of plywood. When I need to use one (scroll saw, router table, etc.), I pull it out and mount it in a holder with clamps — and then I can slide it back when done.
That, BTW, is an idea from Popular Mechanics back in the 60’s.
It is a man thing. Can include mine. Now I work around it to old to fight is not worth it. 🙄
I have to qualify not all men 😎
I have the same combo in my house. It’s quite deadly. 😄
Add in an ongoing remodel and grandkids running loose. It’s just hell around here. I’d much rather water the garden and clean the chicken coop in 100-degree weather.
Miss Gail, you are my Sister from a different Mister! However I prefer the flower beds to goat barns!! 😁😍 🤗🤗😘😘🥰🥰❤❤❤
P.S. Tried the Atkins chocolate, OMG, soo Delicious!! Got too expensive, so I make my own by adding Cocoa powder to vanilla protein blender shakes. Gotta slow down, gaining weight. 😭😁
P.S.S. Got some CBD unflavored 500 MG, tastes like wood dirt. 🤮 Can only disguise/drink in coffee with collagen/MCT powder/milk. I think it helps. BUT the coffee at night keeps me up to wee hours. Any suggestions on a good flavor? to mix in something else? THX 😙
I just use the CBD oil straight. You could try a piece of crystalized ginger right after. That stuff really kills the taste of just about anything!
The Atkins chocolate shakes I keep around for when I work very hard outside and start feeling ‘shaky’ or I get the migraine flashes. And yeah they are expensive!
I have ‘constant’ low blood sugar, aka reactive hypoglycemia. I usually feel it coming on and can eat sufficient protein in time to ward off, if not I use orange juice for emergency shakiness that’s fixing to take me over the edge. I’ve also been taking the chromium supplement, it’s helping Big Time to keep my blood sugar stable and having less ‘shaky’ attacks throughout the day. I don’t eat sugar, but have to closely watch carbs and caffeine, those will trigger me. Sad about the CBD, I like to play in the dirt but prefer not to eat it! 😜
My husband & son have hypoglycemia so use nuts, peanut butter, & protein bars in a pinch. If caught early enough they don’t usually get into a slump. Fat & protein seems to work for them…
Keep the sugar (and starch) intake to a bare minimum and if you MUST indulge make sure you ALSO eat protein and fat to counter the sudden drop in blood sugar as the excess insulin produced uses up all the blood sugar in sight.
(From 50 years of dealing with the problem.)
Hope the suggestions help you too.
I keep nuts in my purse at all times.👍
Not that “testicle lock box” like Rush always accused the Hildabeast of employing 😎
Great Idea. My husband keeps peanuts in his car. I have to remind my son, as he doesn’t seem to fully get how his blood sugar drops impact him–part of managing his special needs it seems <3
Don’t know about anyone else, but I get a tingling sensation in my belly, kinda like a 1st warning. It keeps repeating, a little stronger each time, with accompanying sweat and increasing shakiness. If I quickly address it by eating protein, I’m good. If I ignore it, all hell breaks loose – uncontrollable shaking, sweating, feel like stressed out crap, need lots of emergency OJ. I’ve passed out in public places before, not good. Once you recover from that, you feel like you were run over by a truck for the rest of the day. ALWAYS HEED THE WARNING!!!
Wow that’s intense. Glad you know how to read the signs. My guys start to get pale & lethargic. I don’t know about the other signals. If they get to the shaking & sweating stage they are down for the count for like the rest of the day, & need to sleep to try to regain some type of equilibrium. They know if they do more physical exertion than typical they need to bump up the fat & protein.
We 1st discovered my husband’s hypoglycemia when I was pregnant w/ the twins & we were doing the Mackinac Bridge Walk, 5+ miles. I kicked his butt in the walking phase & afterward when we went out to eat he almost passed out in the booth & was beyond eating at that point. Live & learn & do your best to avoid that bad of a crash ever again 😉
Also try Cinnamon.
I have had low blood sugar since I was a college student. Doctor told me I could not have it, I was ‘too young’ and refused to do a glucose challenge test. Two friends, one a Type I diabetic who saved me during a major crash in a cave and another who was in a family of diabetics, told me how to control the problem; may the Lord bless them both.
The control is DIET — stay away from sugar which is difficult since it is very addictive to those of us with low blood sugar. Uncontrolled you end up a type II diabetic from wearing out the pancreas.
Yep, no sugar here since age 17, diagnosed by my chiropractor. Had the confirmation test in mid 20’s. Diabetes runs in my family, I faint at needles. On the rare occasion I eat mini wheat cereal, I add protein powder and tons of Cinnamon. Fake sugar is just as bad as real if not worse. You’ve created a chocolate milk monster in me! Weird cuz I never really liked chocolate much before, I’m a vanilla girl.
Now, one fun aspect of this project is how you seldom actually measure anything except by comparison. The Fiancee was looking to have FOUR new roller bases. So we take four sacrificial floor dollies and part them out. you have to cut away the carpet to get to the top of the wheel fasteners — this time, they had countersunk philips — on the wheel side, they had those funky non-slip nuts with the nylon insert on the rounded side.
[If you’ve ever noticed that HF does things like “sale on LED flashlights, part 63425, 53339, 60428, or 64441” — the numbers are the purchase contracts. While they may act the same, sometimes little things vary between them — like the types of fasteners on floor dollies.]
Take the wheels, put ’em in a box; put the screws and nuts in a tupperware. The nuts, btw, were metric 10’s because China runs on metric and 10s are everywhere. Move the lumber and raggedy carpet elsewhere.
We then need two “longs” and two “shorts” per unit. Four units is eight and eight. Take one of the shelves and lay a 1×4 along it lengthwise over the edge of your workspace. Take a pencil and mark against the edge of the shelf. That’s your “long”. Write “master” on it. You want the first and last eight inches to be free from knots, cracks, and oddities — if this isn’t the case, pick another board for the “master”.
Using a chop saw, or mitre saw (recently squared) as a chop saw, cut the “master” so that most of the line disappears. Check it against your shelf — it should be pretty darned close to the long axis of the shelf.
Once you have a good master, cut the other seven you’ll need. Stack the master on top of the new board; check the ends are flush; carefully, with your hand in a position where you cannot operate the saw (similar to firearms handling), lower the blade to just over the new board. Slide the master/new board “sandwich” until it touches the blade, double check everything, pull the master off, and cut right there. Check it against the master when cut, and add it to your good pile. No tape measure, no ruler, no square, no scratch.
The “shorts” work the same, except with the other dimension of the shelf. Mark the first, verify your master, use it to cut the other eight. You’re now done with sawing, you can put the chopsaw away and blow away the sawdust.
I’m patiently waiting for the part where you have to contort yourself into some impossible position to complete the job…….I love that part!!!! 😁😁😁
I think that only comes into play with cars.
I first contorted myself to pull the wrong fuse, and replaced it with a spare (same contortion place to get the spare). I then figured out what the actual blown fuse was, and it was in a VERY EASY place to get to. But the spare for IT was also in the first place.
I almost managed to hyperextend my NECK.
Oh no……..I read for weeks about Coothie’s great bathroom sink endeavor where he curled up with his feet in the shower and his head under the sink, although cars ARE a wonderful source for such activities.
How are you, Steve? All well in Colorado?
I *did* forget the kitchen sink, and I shouldn’t have. lying on one’s back basically means your back is about to snap in two on the edge of the cabinet. Plus you’ll catch any leaks in the face.
Right? And yet, Coothie made it entertaining! I am glad he is all in one piece after the sink, the attic fan, and the car.
Grinning as I, perhaps we await the next contortionist drill. 🙂
And things go tolerably here.
Good, I’m glad to hear it.
Don’t forget plumbing.
Modern cars — specifically modern Japanese cars — are designed to be worked on by small-framed double-jointed would-be-contortionists.
Seriously, it says, “reach in through here” and my hand doesn’t fit through that…..then it says, “run your hand back through this area” and I wonder whether I’m supposed to be suspended by my ankles from the ceiling to bend that way.
I’m sorry — you won’t get that on this project because……THE FIANCEE IS DOING ALL THE WORK!!!! (Well, I did the Forstners.)
Ha! Very smart!!! Nonetheless, I shall read with interest!
For our next trick, we have to put the plastic feet in the shelf. Once they are in, you will take each “long” and clamp it on the feet so that runs along the edge of the shelf and is square to the ends. At this point, you trace around the feet with your pencil — then move to the next “long”. Your tracing will be quite close to the corner of your board.
There is a wood bit known as a “Forstner bit”, which makes cylindrical holes with flat bottoms. The next operation uses a LARGE Forstner bit, which is pretty much impossible to do with a hand-drill — you need either a drill press or you can run it in a metalworking mill. I just happened to have a set of such bits. [N.B. There are other ways to accomplish the same effect, but they’re not as straightforward. Coaching available by request.]
To find the right size for the Forstner, just hold it up against a plastic foot. It should be slightly larger.
So, where there are foot markings on the “longs”, do a Forstner about 1/8″ deep. Clear the drill press or mill — you won’t be back.
OK, you now remount the “longs” to the shelves with clamps with the feet in the Forstner holes. You will now use 1 – 1-1/4 screws as a temporary attachment to attach the “shorts” crossways between the “longs” on the side between the shelf and the longs. You can also use clamps, depending on your supply of clamps.
Find a drill that will make a hole sufficient to pass one of the screws you got from disassembling dollies. Take a wheel assembly, and put it where the wood pieces intersect. Use the pencil to mark the holes, remove the wheel assembly, and drill the four holes through both boards. Repeat at each corner.
There is an interesting thing we have done by doing it this way — the hand drill can be wildly inaccurate and still work with the wheel assembly, because we have drilled from the wheel assembly side.
Sixteen holes later, we should be golden — so long as we don’t swap end for end. MARK EVERYTHING.
Now for the bad news……those pencil-necked metric ditwads gave you mounting hardware suitable for metric 1″x4″ lumber….which is thinner and weaker than SAE 1″x4″ lumber (which, admittedly, is not 1″ by 4″). So you’re going to have to countersink the heads by about 3/16″. This is going to be on the “shorts” on the face that looks at the shelf’s plastic, so you’re going to have to pull things apart to get to it.
Once that is done, you merely place the wheels, use the provided mounting hardware to mount, then tighten it up.
The last bits are (1) mount the plastic to the wood (you may have to take off the feet in the process), and (2) use one of the temp screws at each end to have a cable tie hold the plastic to the wood. Then, of course, you build the other four shelves on top.
The Fiancee has two complete and is hoping to finish the project tomorrow, but she keeps finding all sorts of other pressing needs before noon
I particularly like it as a project because you never really measure anything — you just compare it. And it is EXTREMELY forgiving.
I am saving these instructions for a winter project to clean up the 2 car garage/workshop.
Be sure to look for the HF dollies on sale between now and then. $8 is as cheap as I’ve ever seen them, and I’ve seen them as expensive as $14.
Thanks for the suggestion. We have a new HF in town and get the fliers.
If you have a spare email, they also email coupons. Time is your friend.