Dear KAG: 20201125 Open Thread

WOLF HERE!

This one is a little different.

I’m going to REPLAY last Thanksgiving, Thursday, 20201124, which was also one of DePat’s best, getting over 1000 comments at the time.

Enjoy the repeat, followed by an addendum by the Wolf!

W


[DePat RePat begins here]

Sorry for the delay. Here’s a REALLY quick and dirty daily.

Since the Center for Disease Control went all Footloose on us, and decided that we needed to tone down the singing, dancing and drinking this Thanksgiving, how about some good old fashioned defiance.

Seriously, my mom always says if it’s not sinful, immoral or fattening, why not?

And singing, dancing, and a little drink is more Biblical than not.

So….

Please, add your own dance favorites in the comments.

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As usual, this is the daily thread, the place to put all information that needs to be out there – Q drops, Q drop decodes, riot information, rumors about MAGA rallies starting up again, news flashes, Chy-na flu updates, fashionable mask photos, satire, memes, and of course cute animal videos.

In the meantime, the short and sweet version of “THE RULES” is here borrowed from Tuesday:

Guidelines for posting and discussion on this site were outlined by our host, WolfM00n. Please, review them from time to time.

The discourse on this site is to be CIVIL – no name calling, baiting, or threatening others here is allowed. Those who are so inclined may visit Wolf’s other sanctuary, the U-Tree, to slog it out.

This site is a celebration of the natural rights endowed to humans by our Creator as well as those enshrined in the Bill of Rights adopted in the founding documents of the United States of America. Within the limits of law, how we exercise these rights is part of the freedom of our discussion.

Fellow tree dweller Wheatie gave us some good reminders on the basics of civility in political discourse:

  1. No food fights – IN HONOR OF OUR PAT, SUSPENDED FOR TODAY ONLY
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone. ALSO FOR TODAY ONLY, BYOB – BRING YOUR OWN BOURBON. That stuff is headache in a bottle.

Since it is almost the weekend, the reminders are in place to not swing from the chandeliers, wash your hands and face, and be nice to the liberals whether they deserve it or not. Making your bed, OTOH, is optional.

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LUKE 17:11-19

11On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Sama’ria and Galilee. 12And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17Then said Jesus, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

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Wolf Again!

I just want to say that – right now – I’m thankful for a lot of things.

My health comes and goes – right now, it’s good, and I’m thankful!

Site troubles come and go – right now, they’re gone, and I’m thankful!

Computers come and go – right now they’re coming, and DePat is almost back, and I’m thankful!

I’m looking forward to a great Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Some friends who I wish could be with us at the table are no longer here, but they will be remembered, and we’ll say a prayer for their blessing, salvation, and eternal rest, and I’m thankful.

Life is a gift. Thanksgiving really is the proper way to begin the Holiday Season.

Let’s be thankful! We have SO MUCH to be thankful for!

W

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cthulhu

Yay!!!

pgroup2

Let me be the first to say …

GOBBLE GOBBLE !!!

mollypitcher5

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Linda

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! One of the things I am very thankful for is this site and Wolf and all the authors. I’d go crazy without this site and would probably think I was the only one in the world who hadn’t been jabbed.

Aubergine

Agreed! Sanity-central.

TheseTruths

I’m very thankful for this site, Wolf, and everyone here! Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿฆƒ
Very rousing musical selections!

The Lion Sleeps Tonight:
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-tokens/the-lion-sleeps-tonight

A hunting song originally sung in Zulu in what is now Swaziland, the original title was “Mbube,” which means lion.

This was popularized in the 1930s by South African singer Solomon Linda, who recorded it in 1939 with his group, The Evening Birds. Apparently they were a bold bunch, and got the idea from when they used to chase lions who were going after the cattle owned by their families.

Solomon Linda recorded the song in Johannesburg, South Africa after being discovered by a talent scout. The chanting was mostly improvised, but worked extraordinarily well. Released on the Gallo label, it became a huge hit across South Africa. Around 1948, Gallo sent a copy to Decca Records in the US, hoping to get it distributed there. Folk singer Pete Seeger got a hold of it and started working on an English version.

Seeger thought they were saying “Wimoweh” on the original, and that’s what he wrote down and how it was recorded in English. They were actually saying “Uyimbube,” which means “You’re a Lion.” It was misheard for “Wimeoweh” because when pronounced, Uyimbube sounds like: oo-yim-bweh-beh.

Solomon Linda’s version:

TheseTruths

Uyimbube!

RedLegLeader68

Oooo … really like this one!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

scott467

“Folk singer Pete Seeger got a hold of it and started working on an English version.
Seeger thought they were saying โ€œWimowehโ€ on the original, and thatโ€™s what he wrote down and how it was recorded in English. They were actually saying โ€œUyimbube,โ€ which means โ€œYouโ€™re a Lion.โ€ It was misheard for โ€œWimeowehโ€ because when pronounced, Uyimbube sounds like: oo-yim-bweh-beh.”

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I have never heard the original before!

Amazing how similar Pete Seeger’s cover is (with the Weavers).

Now I know where they got it!

Aubergine

I did not know that! Cool. We ARE lions, too.

Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

BillBeakman

Seeger was a talented guy…enjoyed him till I became a little โ€œwise to the worldโ€ and found out what a lifelong commie he was…

TheseTruths

I hadn’t heard the original, nor that Seeger version. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Linda

Grrrr!

Jacob Alexander Gallowsโ„ขยฎ
@MentalWarfareTv
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10 hours

Following the jury selection for the Maxwell trial, Biden federalizes Judge Alison Nathan at the recommendation of Chuck Schumer who was a great friend of Epstein. Judge suddenly decides the public doesn’t need to see the trial. Play ball or you’ll end up like the last judge.

scott467

I’m surprised they’re even bothering with a trial.

The corruption is so open at this point, why doesn’t Joey the Crook just pardon her already.

TradeBait2

I agree. It’s already sanitized for what little public exposure it will receive. Just forget it. We know how this ends.

RDS

“President” Biden signed an order that was written by ValJar, Obama, Schumer, Pelosi, and Ron Klain, with HRC lurking in the background.

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kalbokalbs

Bill Clinton breathes a sigh of relief.

Valerie Curren

AND John Roberts & half of Hollyweirdo

TheseTruths

“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”
– Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists
The Report of the Committee of Correspondence 
to the Boston Town Meeting, Nov. 20, 1772

https://billofrightsinstitute.org/primary-sources/the-rights-of-the-colonists

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Gail Combs

“๐”ฝ๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•’ ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•๐•š๐•—๐•–, ๐•ค๐•–๐•”๐• ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•๐•š๐•“๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•ช, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•ฃ๐••๐•๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ก๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•ช; ๐•ฅ๐• ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐••๐•–๐•—๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ž ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•“๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•ž๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ช ๐•”๐•’๐•Ÿ.โ€

These are John Locke’s 3 natural rights,  Locke believed that the most basic human law of nature is the preservation of mankind. To serve that purpose, he reasoned, individuals have both a right and a duty to preserve their own lives.

I sure as heck wish they had left THE LOCKE VERSION in our founding documents!!

……..

John Locke: Natural Rights to Life, Liberty, and PropertyLocke’s writings did much to inspire the American Revolution.

[QUOTE]
“….Locke established that private property is absolutely essential for liberty: โ€œevery Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right to but himself. The Labour of his Body, and the Work of his Hands, we may say, are properly his.โ€ He continues: โ€œThe great and chief end therefore, of Mens uniting into Commonwealths, and putting themselves under Government, is the Preservation of their Property.โ€

Locke believed people legitimately turned common property into private property by mixing their labor with it, improving it. Marxists liked to claim this meant Locke embraced the labor theory of value, but he was talking about the basis of ownership rather than value.

He insisted that people, not rulers, are sovereign.

He insisted that people, not rulers, are sovereign. Government, Locke wrote, โ€œcan never have a Power to take to themselves the whole or any part of the Subjects Property, without their own consent. For this would be in effect to leave them no Property at all.โ€ He makes his point even more explicit: rulers โ€œmust not raise Taxes on the Property of the People, without the Consent of the People, given by themselves, or their Deputies.โ€

Locke had enormous foresight to see beyond the struggles of his own day, which were directed against monarchy:

โ€™Tis a Mistake to think this Fault [tyranny] is proper only to Monarchies; other Forms of Government are liable to it, as well as that. For where-ever the Power that is put in any hands for the Government of the People, and the Preservation of their Properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the Arbitrary and Irregular Commands of those that have it: There it presently becomes Tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.

Then Locke affirmed an explicit right to revolution:

whenever the Legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common Refuge, which God hath provided for all Men, against Force and Violence. Whensoever therefore the Legislative shall transgress this fundamental Rule of Society; and either by Ambition, Fear, Folly or Corruption, endeavor to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other an Absolute Power over the Lives, Liberties, and Estates of the People; By this breach of Trust they forfeit the Power, the People had put into their hands, for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty.

….Locke believed that setting a personal example is the most effective way to teach moral standards and fundamental skills, which is why he recommended homeschooling. He objected to government schools. He urged parents to nurture the unique genius of each child.

Locke denounced the tendency of many teachers to worship power.

All the entertainment and talk of history is of nothing almost but fighting and killing: and the honour and renown that is bestowed on conquerors (who are for the most part but the great butchers of mankind) further mislead growing youth, who … come to think slaughter the laudable business of mankind, and the most heroic of virtues.

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So I will give thanks for people like John Locke, the Baron de Montesquieu and Algernon Sidney who inspired Jefferson, writer of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, who were so fundamental in establishing our NATURAL GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.

TheseTruths

On this day in history, November 25, 1783, the last British soldiers evacuate the United States. The signing of the Treaty of Paris ended hostilities between the United States and Great Britain on September 3, 1783. Sir Guy Carleton, commander of British forces in North America at the time, received orders in August to begin planning the evacuation of all remaining British troops from the United States.

The evacuation plans dragged on because of large large numbers of Loyalists descending on New York in a panic to flee the country. Nearly 30,000 Loyalists and escaped slaves left with the British, most ending up in Quebec or Nova Scotia.

General Carleton finally announced the last of the troops would be leaving at noon on November 25th. George Washington waited outside the city until the British left and their flag was removed from a pole at the Battery at the southern end of Manhattan (A battery is a military fortification with guns or cannons). Wiley British soldiers had hoisted their Union Flag on a greased pole on their way out of the city.

Several attempts were made to get the flag down, but were unsuccessful due to the grease. Eventually, American soldier John Van Arsdale was able to climb the pole by nailing pieces of wood to the pole and climbing up on them. He tore the British flag down and replaced it with the American Flag. Shortly after, a triumphant General George Washington entered the city and marched down Broadway to the Battery.

For a hundred years after, Evacuation Day was celebrated around the United States, but especially in New York City. Evacuation Day was New York City’s biggest celebration of the year for a century and the evacuation was commemorated with a game of boys competing to take down a Union Flag from a greased flagpole in Battery Park. A descendant of John Van Arsdale would then climb the pole and put up a US Flag.

Once the Civil War came and Abraham Lincoln announced the annual Thanksgiving DayEvacuation Daycelebrations around the country tended to be absorbed by Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Evacuation Day was eventually lost because the date of November 25 was so close to the Thanksgiving date of the last Thursday of the month. The annual celebrations continued in New York, however, until World War I, at which time people seemed to lose their animosity toward Britain after its allied cooperation with the United States during the war.

https://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/last-british-soldiers-evacuate-the-united-states.html

GA/FL

But we had to whoop ’em again a few years later – in 1812.

Gail Combs

๏ปฟ  :wpds_grin: ๏ปฟ
One of my favorite songs. THANKS!

kalbokalbs

Wow. Enjoyed that. Recall my brothers playing Johnny Horton’s Battle of New Orleans, back when I was youngster.

Interesting or odd, the things my memory retains, when so much is gone. That song certainly left a positive mark.

Tonawanda

Very interesting!

Aubergine

Wow! That’s cool. I didn’t know about the November 25 date. It’s my birthday. What a great gift.

Aubergine

Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful day!

singingsoul1

Happy Birthday ๏ปฟ ๐ŸŽ‚ ๏ปฟ

Aubergine

Thank you!

singingsoul1

๐Ÿ™‚

Sadie Slays

Happy Birthday!

Aubergine

Thanks, Sadie!

Cuppa Covfefe

Have a Blessed and Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday (to paraphrase Duck Dynasty ๐Ÿ™‚ )…

(Hmmm. Wonder if they ever did deep-fried TurDuckHen??? Probably deep fry everything, maybe even cakes and Mars bars ๐Ÿ™‚ )…

Aubergine

I’d bet they have! Don’t forget the deep fried pickles!

TheseTruths

Hope you have had a Happy Birrthday!

Aubergine

I did!

gil00

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gil00

Lungs dont hurt with deep breathing. Cough but i think its dryness from 02. Still have nausea at night. Seem to only be able to sleep in 2hr blocks, then up for 30, back to sleep. Using 02 when i go out bx i just get too tired without it still. Overall, I think the trajectory is positive, just taking time.

Gail Combs

Do not forget the Guaifenesin (tussin or Mucus without DM) and the Melatonin.

If I can not sleep (a long time problem) Melatonin to KEEP ME ASLEEP and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to PUT ME TO SLEEP works fairly well. Both are over the counter (OTC) drugs.

Diphenhydramine was marketed as both an antihistamine AND a short-term sleep aid.

Diphenhydramine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects – Drugs.com

Diphenhydramine can be used as a short-term sleep aid to help ease occasional sleep problems, such as when you have a cold or cough and it is preventing you from falling asleep.

gil00

I wont take any guaf or that stuff right now. I am taking melatonin bc i always have, but it isnt able to keep me asleep too long. Nothing is completely effective. Just need time.

Gail Combs

So sorry to hear that Gil00.

gil00

Im ok, at least i can get some sleep.

gil00

Ty. I agree. The worst is over and its before actual winter.

SteveInCO

It’s a LOT easier to deal with when you see the trajectory being upward into the future, isn’t it?

gil00

Yes Steve it is. Mr Gil is going on walks just to get ready to go back to work. That minimal cardio still makes him tired.

Gail Combs

In desperation I have used 10 mg 4 hours apart. The second dose in the early morning hours.

gil00

Im taking 10mg. Have been for 2 yrs. Its a lot and still not great but its the max.

TheseTruths

Passing on something I learned about Benedryl. It might bear watching.

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667

Aubergine

I would echo what Gail said about the melatonin and benadryl.

Gail Combs

Gil00
Can you drink teas???

I sometimes use this:
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gil00

Im drinking green tea in am thats very strong but medium caffeine. Evenings i can have plain peppermint or peppermint caffeine free green tea.

Gail Combs

AMEN!!! A nice cup of hot tea in the morning is an absolute must to get my lungs functioning. The steaming kettle helps too especially in the winter when the R/H is too dry.

BillBeakman

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โ€˜S for continued improvement.

gil00

Appreciated.

bflyjesusgrl

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๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿฆ‹

kalbokalbs

That’s funny. And, reality for some of us. ๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๏ปฟ

gil00

Lol. I am cooking but not crazy. Buying a meal wasnt going to work but i already prepped bisquuts, stuffing, cranberry sauce. Making cheater sweet potatoes with canned. Hate doing it but its only this year. Hope you have a happy fat pant day!

Gail Combs

Since I normally do the cooking (and I do not like to cook) I voted we head to a restaurant where I can order seafood and Hubby can get his turkey.

I will cook the turkey a bit later when it is colder outside and the heat from the cooking more welcome.

gil00

I understand the heat. Its been too warm during the days here, upper 70s to 81 for 3 weeks.

Aubergine

Oh, how I envy you the warm weather! It’s in the twenties here at night, and thirties in the days right now.

Gail Combs

I feel for you.

Really cold weather is not something I am interested in experiencing again!

Aubergine

I tell myself it’s worth it to live here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gail Combs

You are in Wyoming?

Aubergine

Montana.

Gail Combs

OOPS… ๏ปฟ๐Ÿ˜๏ปฟ

Still very COLD but very pretty country.

Aubergine

Yes, it is beautiful here. And more free than some places I could be.

Aubergine

AMEN!

Valerie Curren

Massive amounts of Freedom & Can-Do attitude trumps comfort & convenience!!!

Aubergine

Sure does!

gil00

Chilly! We have our bathroom window open a few inches or we are still too hot.

Aubergine

I still open the window in my shower, just to get some fresh (if freezing) air!

gil00

Its incredible how cold it gets up there.

Aubergine

Shoot, we haven’t seen anything yet. I’ve been here at 25 degrees below zero. 10-15 below happens just about every winter.

A whole lot of Californians, Portlandians, and Washington State-ers who moved here this summer escaping the Branch Covidians are in for one hell of a wake-up call come January-February I think.

Gail Combs

I can remember the –40F in New Hampshire.

My VW Diesel pick-up was the only vehicle to start in the morning. I plugged in the engine heater and put on a battery charger using an extension cord out the window. I also had 5 gallons of nice WARM diesel fuel in the apartment.

I had to jump start most of the people in the Apartment complex and I won a dinner from my neighbor who bet me my diesel wouldn’t start in the morning. ๏ปฟ๐Ÿค“๏ปฟ

Aubergine

I have an engine heater, too. A must, really.

cthulhu

Do you own a ski-doo?

Aubergine

Heck, no. I stay out of the snow as much as possible!

singingsoul1

During the day I have windows open in my bedroom ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to close them for the night so my old dog is comfortable.

Aubergine

I do the same. My dog is an old boy. He sleeps right under a radiant heater.

singingsoul1

Mine sleeps close to the radiator. She has her kennel next to it

Gail Combs

Today it will be in the 60s, not hot but certainly not a temp where I want to add heat to the house. (I LIKE 55 to 60 F)

Our heat exchangers crapped out several years ago and we make due with room heaters, room A/C in certain rooms and opening the windows during certain times of day. I am not really interested in re-vitalizing the whole house forced air system with my severe allergies. I actually ripped out the piping into the bedroom very early on. ๏ปฟ๐Ÿค“๏ปฟ

Gingersmom2009

Forced hot air is the worst – the room is cold again as soon as it stops blowing. Our house is 1890s, we love those radiators. Although we did have central air put in a few years ago, just for the really awful spells. It’s a few vents in the floors downstairs and the 2nd floor ceilings, but nothing terrible.

Gail Combs

We like the radiators too. We use these:
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Certainly helped lower our electric bill A LOT!

Also I can put a pyrex dish of water on top to keep the humidity in the room reasonable.

Gingersmom2009

Ours are just the regular old original radiators – gas furnace/hot water – with covers. What’s in the one you pictured?

singingsoul1

I have steam old fashion one.

Gingersmom2009

Oh I looked it up, oil.

Gail Combs

Yes, oil. that means it is one of the safest room heaters.

gil00

Probably better for you atm. Youd need to do good hepa filtration and thats $$$$

singingsoul1

We have 46F today and rain. At night goes down to 26.
My steam heat is on in some rooms but not in others. Kitchen the steam only comes on when it is really cold.

bflyjesusgrl

Take it easy. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ

gil00

๐Ÿ˜‰

singingsoul1

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours ๐Ÿ™‚ ๏ปฟ ๐Ÿฆƒ ๏ปฟ
So happy to see you. Hope you feel better?

gil00

Hope you had a great evening.

singingsoul1

๐Ÿ™‚

Valerie Curren

Thanksgiving Blessing to ALL Q-Treepers. You guys absolutely rock! Patriots for the win!

We’re doing a fragmented holiday this year since my husband travelled to New England to celebrate with his brothers, whom he rarely sees. We’re praying for salvation for Dave…

My mom & dad decided to host their “last” Thanksgiving at their home & my son Josiah & I were helping tonight & tomorrow w/ preparations. J’s twin Brandon & possibly one of his roommates (whose parents are now deceased) will also join us for the meal.

Later my oldest son & daughter in law AND my daughter & her newish husband are to come for dessert. Daughter’s doing a turkey for hubby & her father in law, who’s been widowed for a few years now. Our future daughter in law (J’s fiancรฉe Rose) will catch a ride w/ our daughter to also join us for dessert.

Next week our son Brandon’s Canadian girlfriend is coming to town to meet him face-to-face for the first time. She’ll also meet the extended clan, in case this is “the one”…logistics of that potential adventure are still quite fluid. Oh AND a trip to the gun range is on the agenda! ๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ˜ ๏ปฟ

Brandon decided to tackle one of his dreams so is enrolled in a fire-fighter program that allows the students to continue their work life–2 evenings a week & all day Saturday. He was made the Platoon Leader, a huge honor (even chosen over a guy w/ military background), so he’s really being put through his paces. 2 of his classes will overlap the girlfriend’s visit & she Insisted that he attend them as she fully supports his dreams too.

Interesting times are incoming around here. I’ll have more news after our gathering tomorrow for we have a special secret that isn’t officially out for public consumption yet ๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๏ปฟ

God is good AND He will get Each of Us through whatever challenges get thrown our way. So rejoice in the Lord & give thanks for His many & manifold blessings!

In Jesus’ Love ๏ปฟ โค ๏ปฟ
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Valerie Curren

Sadly they met through a dating service right before covid hit & the borders were closed before either of them could make the trip.

cthulhu

I’m excited for this “special secret” — I hope it’s as wonderful as I’m imagining!

Valerie Curren

Pretty special ๐Ÿ™‚

Aubergine

Oooh, a secret! Can’t wait!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Valerie Curren

Thanks, you too ๐Ÿ˜‰

wheatietoo

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
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I’m thankful for this site and for all my fellow Qtreepers.
๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ’– ๏ปฟ
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving Day!
๏ปฟ ๐Ÿค— ๏ปฟ
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wheatietoo

And be careful out there!
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wheatietoo

Deep-fried turkey.

It’s a thing.

cthulhu

I think the bird may have been damp.

I was fortunate enough to go to a lunatic Junior High School in Davis, California (where one of the instructors was actually the head of the Sierra Club — back when there was some residual sanity in that organization).

Anyway, we had a couple of demonstrations that stuck with us. One was the Hindenburg — he filled a Jack-in-the-box balloon (it’s a fast-food restaurant. They used to give out balloons for orders with kids) (the balloon was about the size of a large watermelon) with hydrogen and towed it over a lit bunsen burner. I suspect they moved kids a few feet back in subsequent years.

The second was why you never use water to put out a grease fire. Slap a crucible of oil over a lit bunsen. Wait until it has a flame. Shoot it with a water pistol [*NOT A SUPER-SOAKER!!!!*]. The water will go through the oil until it hits the crucible, at which point it will become steam at 30x the volume, blowing a fine mist of oil into the air, creating a flash fire. Very impressive. I think some my classmates smelled of combustion when they went home after that one.

A third one explained why bakery fires were so feared 150 years ago. You just put 1/4 cup of flour in a lunchbag, poof it into an ersatz balloon, shake it, and toss it over a bunsen. It’s also a flash fire.

scott467

“I think the bird may have been damp.”

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It looks like he purposely dropped the turkey so that the oil would splash out onto the fire.

Like doing a cannonball into a swimming pool. ๐Ÿ˜

cthulhu

To me, it didn’t look like he dropped the turkey until fully immersed. Some moisture on the left fired a grease aerosol to the right, which ignited. Little appeared to actually slop out over the rim to the ground.

Cuppa Covfefe

Would that be the one holding the stick? ๐Ÿ˜†

Looks like the BBQ where a refrigeration expert named George Gobel used liquid oxygen to help start a BBQ and produce perfect coals… in less than a second… but a HUGE flash… he had wayyyyyy longer pole..

Gail Combs

Given the high price of charcoal ($9 for 16 lb @ Wally Mart) and the fact I have 80 ac of woods…. I thought this might be an interesting experiment to try. (We have some cherry trees that need to come down)

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cthulhu

He actually was reasonably well prepared* — I don’t think this was his first time.

*1 – long pole
2 – large clear area
3 – brick/log barrier for flaming oil

That’s a metal bucket over a wood fire — it’s not a “pro” deep-fried turkey rig, which has a metal stand, propane burner, metal lowering/retrieval basket, and ample space to minimize overflow.

wheatietoo

Yep…the pros use a rig like this:
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cthulhu

Exactly. This guy has 100x better rig than the previous example.

If you are able to measure temp, you want to heat your oil to just below its smoke point. The original “bucket over a wood fire” can’t do that. That’s why it was smoking before the bird was dipped. There should be a flame-proof way of retrieving the bird, thus the hook and eye in this pic — where the original was…..actually, I don’t know how they intended to retrieve the bird.

If it was my house, you’d be able to see at least part of at least one fire extinguisher in the pic.

bflyjesusgrl

They’re supposed to be really really yummy. ๐Ÿ˜‹ I just can’t do the added grease, so I compromise and eat the dark meat.๐Ÿ˜œ

Gail Combs

You and me both although I really prefer duck or goose with RASPBERRY SAUCE.

Valerie Curren

We had a deep fried turkey before & it actually was Not greasy. Of course you can’t stuff it for that would be a wet mess of grease–gross. We used an injector to get seasonings distributed throughout the meat. It also cooks pretty quickly. My husband handled the details & w/ the right equipment it is actually quite doable ๐Ÿ™‚

scott467

Apparently the oil is flammable?

cthulhu

Normally it’s peanut oil. Vegetable oils are generally flammable.

cthulhu

When deep-frying, one critical parameter is the “smoke-point” of the oil — when it starts smoking and turns black and flavors go “off”.

https://www.allrecipes.com/article/cooking-oil-smoke-points/

scott467

“Vegetable oils are generally flammable.”

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It looks like this was not his first time with a BTB.

You know, backyard Turkey bomb…

Seems like he knew exactly what was about to happen ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜‚

cthulhu

Yup. He had third-rate equipment and knew how to use it.

Gail Combs

We call it redneck equipment around here. ๏ปฟ๐Ÿ™ƒ๏ปฟ

slowcreekno

And here I demand deep-frying be done outdoors mostly because of the smell — not so much from the fire hazard.

cthulhu

The risks are slightly different between a french fry and a whole turkey. You don’t want to do the turkeys indoors.

trumpismine
wheatietoo

Happy Thanksgiving, boss!
๐Ÿฆƒ

Thank you for creating this haven for us!
๐Ÿ’–{{{{{Wolfie}}}}}๐Ÿ’–

scott467

“Thank you for creating this haven for us!”

๐Ÿ‘

Aubergine

You specifically are one of the things I am most grateful for this year, Wolf. From the heart.

cthulhu

Just a quick update on the hall sink.

I believe I covered up to having the faucet mounted in my last update. Tuesday, I installed the water lines.

Under normal circumstances, this would have been a solid 40 minutes or so. It took a little longer.

The original stopcocks mounted under the sink are from 1955. They may not have been repacked or had their rubber washers changed since then. Accordingly, they leak like sieves. Once you get everything tightened up, you won’t be touching it again for 20 years, so getting into a repacking/rewashering exercise isn’t really something you want to do.

I’d also discovered that one of the stopcocks wasn’t the near-universal 1/2″ FIP connection, but was some other strange thing. I discovered this after I’d purchased two new 1/2″ FIP – 1/2″ FIP hoses, of course, so off to the hardware store I went….

Anyway, that was back when I started doing the demo, and when the stopcocks couldn’t be convinced to stop dripping, I merely used that special hose to connect one to the other while I worked on the faucet.

Once I got the faucet built into place, the idea was that I was going to bleed-off a bit of the stagnant water in the system into a bucket. When I changed the faucet in the master bath, it dumped almost 10 minutes of coffee-colored water and sediment after I got it reconnected, and I wanted to avoid this. So I started loosening the shunt hose….and discovered that it was at house pressure.

So, I hop out to shut-off the house water supply (it’s one of the things that I’ve had put in — everywhere there is a utilitarian water valve, they’re all quarter-turn ball valves). Of course, I also had to open an outside hose faucet to drain the system — and, of course, it was buried under Halloween rigging that never got properly put away. I tossed the Halloween stuff onto the lawn.

During all this, the phone was ringing off the hook. The fiancee has a way of booking things that want to confirm at the house, despite never being home and actively using her cellphone.

So, open the cold side and look at the hose-end. It’s a FIP. I can then attach hose FIP-FIP “A” to the stopcock, and FIP-FIP “B” to the faucet, letting B drag in the undersink tub I’d been using, and putting A into a Home Depot bucket. Go outside, close drain garden hose, turn house water system back on, go inside and ignore leaking FIP-whatever hose dripping into tub, open cold stopcock and bleed off a gallon, close cold stopcock, go outside, turn off house water. Remove A from stopcock and connect B to stopcock.

And discovered that I was developing another problem. The water at the hot water connection was getting uncomfortably hot. Fortunately, that was easy enough to deal with. When we moved the water heater from inside the house (!!!) to out in the garage, I’d designed a little manifold for the plumber to install — hot and cold come out of the house, then there’s a bypass valve that goes directly from hot to cold, then each connection to the hot water heater has its own valve. I closed the hot valve and opened the bypass (quarter-turn ball valves, natch). Seemed like a good time to pause for half an hour for water in the pipes to cool.

Came back in, dumped the HD bucket in the kitchen sink, put the hybrid hose in the HD bucket, and went outside to turn on the house water. Came back in to find it already leaking in, opened the stopcock and blew out a gallon-or-so of stagnant warm water, closed the stopcock and went outside to shut off the house. Being a little short on patience at this point, I took the hybrid hose from the bucket and just attached it to the faucet. Tightened everything, turned house water on again, and it currently looks dry and tight.

Now, we dropped the trap to get it out of the way during demo, so I’ve got to reconnect the drain. And I have to get the stopper widget working. But if you counted the number of times I connected something under the sink and got up, I essentially turned my knees into hamburger on that damned tile floor (I had good padding for the master bath project, but the Fiancee needed it for something and gave me something almost useless to use).

So I did essentially nothing on Wednesday. Except I’ve put half the stopper-widget together since this Thanksgiving post went up.

cthulhu

Most kneepads are not up to dropping to your knees and groping a sink, standing up and turning the house water on, coming in and groping a sink, standing up and turning the house water off…..repeatedly…..

Unfortunately, my knees aren’t really up to that, either, using a rolled towel and a throw pillow as a cushion.

Gail Combs

Coothy, I bought (several) garden kneeler pads from tractor supply. Wally Mart also has them. They are close cell foam so they do not soak up water and very firm.

I love them! Actually I am sitting on one right now. ๏ปฟ๐Ÿ˜Š๏ปฟ (Short & fat means desk chairs are a real pain in the rump.)
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Aubergine

I can’t believe hers aren’t worn clean through!

Gail Combs

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Valerie Curren

Puke Emoji!!!

cthulhu

Ah, well, more tomorrow — I got the stopper speared by the lever, had to trim the lever to fit, dropped the pull thing and used the clip to attach their little plastic catcher widget, then worked the catcher over he lever, locked it in…..and it came off. It’s too late tonight to be debugging this, so here’s where it stays.

Debug this and reinstall the trap tomorrow, and (unless it leaks) it’s done.

cthulhu

The process of getting the stopper speared by the lever reminded me of a guy who walked into a bar and ordered a drink. As it was prepared, he noted an obvious drunk on the next stool who was chasing an olive around and around his martini glass with a toothpick. When his own drink came, he took a healthy swallow — then, on a whim, he grabbed a toothpick and reached over and casually speared the sot’s olive.

Whereupon the inebriate looked up, and slurred, “Thatsh eashy for you — I had it all tuckered out.”

trumpismine

Quick, It’s not too late!
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Grandmaintexas

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. God bless you.

So full of gratitude for this site and everyone who lands here.

I think I would’ve faded into the woodwork long ago if Wolf hadn’t gotten this place going. The downright dedication and smarts of the patriots here keep me going.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Grandmaintexas

๐Ÿฅฐ

Grandmaintexas

Seems Kyle Rittenhouseโ€™s mom has been shacked up with that disgraced Navy Seal who has Kyle in his clutches.

The plot thickens.

Start at the link and scroll for the story.

https://t.me/s/linwoodspeakstruth/7532

mollypitcher5

What a soap opera ! It’s so convoluted that I can’t figure out who’s the good guy or bag guy. Thanks for the link

kalbokalbs

Mostly I’m waiting on indictments, arrests, prosecutions and ideally, jail time.

I truly don’t make time for all of the intrigue and back stabbing. It doesn’t accomplish much of anything.

TheseTruths

Hancock is the man in the pic of KR with PDJT.

That is a fascinating set of posts, whether people think Wood is Machiavelli, crazy, or something else. He has been dropping hints and just revealed some of that info. But within that are more hints.

Speaking about Hancock: “And when you go down, you are going to take your general down with you.” Wood says he knows who is behind all this. I don’t know if the word “general” is significant.

Wood: “Bongo is just following orders to F-Linn (oops, I am so imperfect that I misspelled my own name!!!)” He’s being coy here. Look at what that spells.
In the next post: “So letโ€™s turn to some TRUTH about Cocky Fraudcock Hancock (who had been under orders for the last year+ to F-Linn (oh gosh, I did it again!!! My spelling is atrocious tonight!!!).” Riiiiight.

Me: I’m disappointed at all the “blue checkmarks” who are piling on without knowing the whole story. They should know better, for the sake of their own reputations if for nothing else. I haven’t seen anything written by Wood that has proven untrue. I would not bet against him. In that sense he is a little like PDJT. He is brilliant and he knows things.

Grandmaintexas

He’s referring to Gen. Flynn, undoubtedly.

Meanwhile, Gen. Flynn is busily attempting to convince his audience that the Prophet Prayer is Catholic by referring to other things that have no connection, and accusing people of being anti-Catholic:

https://t.me/s/RealGenFlynn/1396

https://t.me/s/RealGenFlynn/1398

That is deflection. He won’t renounce that Prayer. More than problematic.

What interesting times we live in! I trust Lin.

Now I have to go back and reflect on many things.

Gail Combs

Grandma in Texas,

Look at the guy Lin Wood linked to.

https://t.me/DeepStateDave

WHAT A MESS!

Tonawanda

LW’s words speak loudly. Highly recommend that people read this link and judge for themselves. There are certain words he repeats throughout. Whether those words belong together is up to each person to decide.

Gail Combs

When I found out Kyle’s father was out of the picture AND the guy was not only a ‘Body guard’ but ALSO the SPOKESPERSON, I figured as much.

An Opportunist with $$$ signs in his eyes.

With luck Kyle will manage to keep the guy from running off with all the $$$$. At least now Kyle is 18 and not a minor so he can have any bank accounts in HIS NAME ONLY.

Now off to see what Lin Wood has to say.

Gail Combs

DO NOT MISS THE GUY, DEEP STATE DAVE who Lin Wood links to.

LOTS of information including court documents.
https://t.me/s/DeepStateDave

This goes back to the discussion on Flynn late yesterday.

Posted the other day about General Flynnโ€™s proclivity to satan worship. So this week I did some more research and was provided additional clues with help from a friend.

For those who think satan worship is some kind of โ€œconspiracyโ€, itโ€™s not. Many people unfortunately engage in it because they think it empowers them to take control over others. And thatโ€™s true. Unless youโ€™re washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, youโ€™re susceptible to the spells and mind control by those who exploit the souls of the vulnerable. I believe thatโ€™s exactly what Michael Flynn is doing. And most likely has been doing this most of his career in the intelligence community.

Iโ€™ll publish more things later, but for now hereโ€™s a quick video with some clips already out there, and additional red flags that point to his satan worship.

On Dan Bongino?? Well he DID TAKE A GIG AT FAUX NEWS….

kalbokalbs

IF Kyle’s lawyer handling Kyle’s lawsuits, is worth his salt, he’ll provide Kyle sound financial advice. Vectoring Kyle is a sound direction. As well as, wisdom regarding vultures that may be close by.

It’s Kyle’s to embrace, modify or ignore. Given how Kyle has performed, life guard, medic bag, cleaning grafitti, “under attack”, Kyle has the good sense to remain grounded going forward.

Gingersmom2009

Complete con man. Sitting off camera coaching that kid, and molding him into a liar.

scott467

Speaking of turkey bombs, one of my favorite childhood Thanksgiving Day memories ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

cthulhu

One of the best four minutes of broadcast television, ever….

scott467

“One of the best four minutes of broadcast television, everโ€ฆ.”

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One of my other favorites ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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cthulhu

….and, then, there’s….

*setup: the crowd is at an event where the toilets are staffed by those who would later become vaxx nazis. He elects to use a disabled toilet.*

Gail Combs

But Turkeys (wild) CAN fly. ๏ปฟ๐Ÿ˜œ๏ปฟ

I have had a close encounter where a wild turkey surfed up the windshield of my truck and over the cab. Saw another bunch a few days ago walking across the road.

When I had turkeys (Palm and Bronze) at the farm I had wild turkeys showing up all the time.

Aubergine

I loved WKRP!

slowcreekno

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

trumpismine

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scott467

If my rememberer is working, I think it’s Aubergine’s birthday today.

Which of course means a traditional Turkey birthday cake. ๐Ÿ˜

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Aubergine

Awww. I can’t believe you remembered that! THANK YOU!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Gail Combs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Aubergine

Thanks!

scott467

Thank you!

Happy Turkey Day and Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜

Aubergine

๐Ÿ™‚

cthulhu

And, now, for something completely different…..

cthulhu

But wait — there’s more!

cthulhu

And….

smiley2

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The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth

1914, oil/canvas by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Wishing everyone here a peaceful and nutritious ๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ’ž ๏ปฟturkey dressing & pumpkin pie๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ’ž ๏ปฟ day !

Happy Thanksgiving to each and all.

thank you for this site, for all the work you do, Wolf…and same to all the contributors, commenters & Patriots here.

have a Blessed day.๏ปฟ ๐Ÿ’Ÿ ๏ปฟ

smiley2

side note…probably wasn’t turkey on the original menu…more likely, venison and shellfish.

but I’m going with turkey anyway….shellfish & stuffing ?? no way…

and try to be nice to the lefties at the table…set an example…

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Nor'easter

Happy Thanksgiving !

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cthulhu

If anyone saw this — https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/11/dan-kaminskys-dns-cache-poisoning-attack-is-back-from-the-dead-again/ — and thought, “oh, no — my Linux desktop is compromised!!!!” Well, it’s not like that.

The fact is, almost everything on the internet that is not on a desktop is based on Linux. Cisco routers, Dell servers, AWS cloud services, Barracuda firewalls, NetApp storage shelves — it’s everywhere.

This problem infects the invisible stuff. Some dork wanted to say that it’s a Linux thing, but it’s an internet thing — and it doesn’t matter if you have an Apple, Windows, Linux, or Android front-end — it happens in DNS and it will effect you.

The good news is that it will be rapidly dealt with. None of these big guns wants this sort of issue, and they have the money to make it go away.

I’d normally plunk in here a thing about Linux getting security updates faster than those other guys, but the fact is that this is all backbone and no desktops will ever need patching for it.

Dora

A bit of good news.
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.Scoop: Centrist Dems sink Bidenโ€™s nominee for top bank regulator
https://www.axios.com/democrats-omarova-occ-5755a0e4-c6a5-4ca7-b6c7-87d18d5491f9.htmlScoop:

Aubergine

Thank God! What a nightmare that woman is!

Dora
Dora

Stew Peters Show Published November 24, 2021
(Rumble)
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Bank Account Freeze Planned: World Economic Forum Telegraphs Planned
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https://rumble.com/vpqlmi-bank-account-freeze-planned-world-economic-forum-telegraphs-planned.html

TradeBait2

Second amendment turkey shoot planned for the above referenced.

Deplorable Patriot

Note from DePat.

The computer came at the dinner hour last night, and is plugged in. We had the fire pit going last night so I didn’t get to it. Hopefully, I can take an hour today and get set up.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

cthulhu

Great to hear you got your box. I suspect it’ll take a few hours more than expected to get situated with it. Good luck, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Brave and Free

Good morning all,
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, even the suspicious lurkers.
I am thankful for family and friends (looking at all here).
We all struggle with our own problems, the list is endless.
But there’s always something to be thankful for when we look beyond ourselves.
God Bless Everyone, we will get through this.
Ecclesiastes 3,1:8

Dora

Pope Francis: Digital Revolution Forces Us to Rethink What it Means to be Human.

โ€œThe specificity of the human being in the whole of creation, our uniqueness vis-ร -vis other animals, and even our relationship with machines are being questioned.โ€

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https://www.ncregister.com/cna/pope-francis-digital-revolution-forces-us-to-rethink-what-it-means-to-be-human

Deplorable Patriot

I’m reading Julia Meloni’s St. Gallen Mafia. This man is an apostate heretic of the highest order. He was hand picked to twist the Faith into knots.

Grandmaintexas

The antipope speaks. Blech.

Gail Combs

Ain’t that the truth!!!

Joe Allen @ Bannon’s War Room has done a lot of deep diving into Transhumanism, the Faux Pope, The Party of Davos, Facebook Creating A Metaverse and the Tech Giants.

Transhumanists Gather In Spain To Plan Global Transformation

Transhumanists Aim To Replace God With Machines Through Digital Immortality

Facebook Creating A Metaverse โ€“ Steve Bannonโ€™s War Room
https://citizensoftheamericanrepublic.org/2021/10/21/facebook-creating-a-metaverse-steve-bannons-war-room-pandemic/

Transhumanism And Virtual Reality Are A Dangerous Duo โ€“ Steve Bannonโ€™s War Room https://citizensoftheamericanrepublic.org/2021/11/19/transhumanism-and-virtual-reality-are-a-dangerous-duo-steve-bannons-war-room-pandemic/


Whores of the Techno-Apocalypse โ€“ Steve Bannonโ€™s War Room:
https://citizensoftheamericanrepublic.org/2021/10/18/whores-of-the-techno-apocalypse-steve-bannons-war-room-pandemic/

Vatican Seeks to Normalize Transhumanism, Holds Conference for ‘Elites’ https://www.thethinkingconservative.com/vatican-trying-to-normalize-transhumanism/

Grandmaintexas

Excellent info!! Thank you.

singularzoe

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on qtree. Loved hearing original of The Lion Sleeps Tonight and the woke Thanksgiving from Babylon Bee is priceless. Question for Valerie and cthulhu–do either of you ever sleep?

singularzoe

You, too, Wolf, and also Mrs. Wolf.

cthulhu

ZZZZzzzzzzz…..

singularzoe

Good

Valerie Curren

LOL, I don’t sleep much but I’m often still signed in on a desktop unless I need a restart. I’m mostly a night owl, though night has crept deeper into “morning” in recent years ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving.