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I AM the Good Shepherd

 “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11) is the fourth of seven “I am” declarations of Jesus recorded only in John’s Gospel. These “I am” proclamations point to His unique, divine identity and purpose. Immediately after declaring that He is “the door” in John 10:7, Jesus declares “I am the good shepherd.” He describes Himself as not only “the shepherd” but the “good shepherd.” What does this mean?

It should be understood that Jesus is “the” good shepherd, not simply “a” good shepherd, as others may be, but He is unique in character (Psalm 23; Zechariah 13:7; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 5:4). The Greek word kalos, translated “good,” describes that which is noble, wholesome, good, and beautiful, in contrast to that which is wicked, mean, foul, and unlovely. It signifies not only that which is good inwardly—character—but also that which is attractive outwardly. It is an innate goodness. Therefore, in using the phrase “the good shepherd,” Jesus is referencing His inherent goodness, His righteousness, and His beauty. As shepherd of the sheep, He is the one who protects, guides, and nurtures His flock.

As He did in declaring that He is “the door of the sheep” in John 10:7, Jesus is making a contrast between Himself and the religious leaders, the Pharisees (John 10:12–13). He compares them to a “hireling” or “hired hand” who doesn’t really care about the sheep. In John 10:9, Jesus speaks of thieves and robbers who sought to enter the sheepfold stealthily. In that passage the Jewish leaders (Pharisees) are contrasted with Christ, who is the Door. Here, in John 10:12, the hireling is contrasted with the true or faithful shepherd who willingly gives up his life for the sheep. He who is a “hireling” works for wages, which are his main consideration. His concern is not for the sheep but for himself. Interestingly enough, the shepherds of ancient times were not usually the owners of the flock. Nevertheless, they were expected to exercise the same care and concern the owners would. This was characteristic of a true shepherd. However, some of the hirelings thought only of themselves. As a result, when a wolf appeared—the most common threat to sheep in that day—the hireling abandoned the flock and fled, leaving the sheep to be scattered or killed (John 10:12–13).

First, to better understand the purpose of a shepherd during the times of Jesus, it is helpful to realize that sheep are utterly defenseless and totally dependent upon the shepherd. Sheep are always subject to danger and must always be under the watchful eye of the shepherd as they graze. Rushing walls of water down the valleys from sudden, heavy rainfalls may sweep them away, robbers may steal them, and wolves may attack the flock. David tells how he killed a lion and a bear while defending his father’s flock as a shepherd boy (1 Samuel 17:36). Driving snow in winter, blinding dust and burning sands in summer, long, lonely hours each day—all these the shepherd patiently endures for the welfare of the flock. In fact, shepherds were frequently subjected to grave danger, sometimes even giving their lives to protect their sheep.

Likewise, Jesus gave His life on the cross as “the Good Shepherd” for his own. He who would save others, though He had the power, did not choose to save Himself. “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28). Through His willing sacrifice, the Lord made salvation possible for all who come to Him in faith. In proclaiming that He is the Good Shepherd, Jesus speaks of “laying down” His life for His sheep (John 10:15, 17–18).

Jesus’ death was divinely appointed. It is only through Him that we receive salvation. “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own” (John 10:14). Furthermore, Jesus makes it clear that it wasn’t just for the Jews that he laid down His life, but also for the “other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd” (John 10:16). The “other sheep” clearly refers to the Gentiles. As a result, Jesus is the Good Shepherd over all, both Jew and Gentile, who come to believe upon Him (John 3:16).


John 10:11-18  I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

John 10:2-5  But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.

John 10:26-29  But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.

Psalm 23:1-4 – The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;  He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

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cthulhu

The way I understand it, when you have a large flock of ewes (female sheep) and release rams (male sheep) into them, there is a sort of harness that holds a crayon whose color varies ram by ram. That way, you can tell which rams have mated with which ewes.

By the colors shown in the top picture, it would appear that the red ram is taking the next generation quite seriously, while the black ram is more lackadaisical.

GrammyInD

We never put more than one ram in with the ewes at a time. They would have been too interested in battling each other to do their job. Had 2 rams in adjacent pastures battle it out through the wire fence until one dropped dead. After that we always put a “buffer” group between pastures with rams in them.
The colors can also be used to mark dates so you know when the ewes were bred. A good explanation for other purposes of the marking harness can be found here:

http://www.raisingsheep.net/ram-marking-harness

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Great to know! Thanks!

Valerie Curren

This is what I see from that bot/troll currently fyi

I just refreshed the page & saw this…

https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/0594b9ffa82850b572ba1798c1deadea?s=64&d=identicon&r=g
LenidaOffline

 Reply to  GrammyInD
 August 7, 2022 09:57

I get paid more than $90 to $100 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this I have earned easily $10k from this without having online working skills . Simply give it a shot on
the accompanying site…. http://www.youwork9.com

Valerie Curren

Before I hit refresh I think this comment only said “great”…

How is this “person” able to keep modifying their comments?

pgroup2

When Zerobama said ‘learn to code’, he/she/it obeyed.

Probably learned Spanish as well.

  :wpds_twisted: 

Valerie Curren

LOL!

Lenida

I get paid more than $90 to $100 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this I have earned easily $10k from this without having online working skills . Simply give it a shot on
the accompanying site…. http://www.youwork9.com

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Bfly – you liked this post before it changed to “spam” – what did it say when you “liked” it?

Tonawanda

WOW! That was the poster who made the off-putting reply to your depop post.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yes. Here’s that post:

comment image

Not sure what’s happening, but I’m going to keep sticking objects into the spokes of the turning wheels until science gives some answers.

Valerie Curren

Are you saying that you did not “approve” this Lenida person?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

This may have something to do with the post going up in a few minutes.

Tonawanda

That is very disturbing.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Q Team operated remarkably freely behind the curtains. The Biden DHS and its minions likely do as well.

No problem. We will EXPOSE the evil fuckers with every move they make.

Tonawanda

Go Wolf!

para59r

I haven’t refreshed the page. Says “Great”.

pgroup2

Do you know how to pound sand up your ass? Youtube has videos to show how it’s done.

para59r

Nonsense, invite to tea. Much more scary prospect to sit down and speak with real humans.

pgroup2

I’ll let you handle that. I get queasy.

cthulhu

Ignore the “game of telephone” version I noted, and go with the version from GrammyInD, who seems to know what she’s talking about.

In either case, “the more you know, the more you see.”

Wyoming Knucklehead

Once again I can not log in. What is it that I do wrong. The last time I stayed logged in all day but then when I logged out then it won’t let me log back in. Any way if you have a real large herd you don’t even use them as it doesn’t really matter what ram the lambs are out of.

We use them as Grammy says if you have registered sheep you have to know what ram there out of so you only put one buck out at a time. With the large herds you put a bunch out at a time and let them go after it, and yes they will sometimes kill each other. But most of the time they will get mostly along.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I’m not sure if bakocarl approved this comment out of moderation, but I didn’t have to approve it, for what it’s worth.

Wyoming Knucklehead

I thought it looked like it posted. I do not know what is wrong with my account. Guess I should have never logged out. But I am not sure what that would do to stay logged in all the time. I have even re posted my new pass word and it still tells me my pass word or name are not OK.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

My recommendation is don’t log out. Kill the browser or tabs, and it will keep you logged in.

Looks like you’re posting now!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Of course that only works if it doesn’t periodically kick you out anyway, which it does for me.

kalbokalbs

Couple times a week, I am booted.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

It was intensely frustrating, because I had set a strong password. I’d have to go get my phone, unlock my phone, unlock keepass, type a sixteen character hash of gobbledygook into the screen (and likely get it wrong the first time), and then be rewarded by being sent to my useless effing “dashboard” instead of back to the page I was looking at. Back-arrowing to where I was at put me on a version of the page where I wasn’t logged in, so I’d have to reload (and lose any yellow highlights to tell me what I hadn’t read).

I therefore went to a weak password–it’s a phrase. If you make my life unnecessarily difficult for “security” I’m going to retaliate.

pgroup2

A weak password makes it hard for FIB to plant kiddie pron on your phone and ‘prove’ it was yours. After all, any 12 yo could have hacked your phone and put it in there since the password is not hard.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Hell they probably have a backdoor anyway..they don’t need your password.

kalbokalbs

Backdoor…?

Ya killing me today.  😂  😅  😂 

But, I know what ya meant. Or was that one of them double ent…?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

It doesn’t get rid of being sent to the dashboard, but at least I don’t have to go hunt for my phone and unlock it and then keepass.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thanks! That means that wyoming is IN FOR SURE.

GrammyInD

Interesting. And we did raise registered purebreds.

Wyoming Knucklehead

What kind? WE had suffolk and Rambouillet . Started when we were fairly young. I could trim with the best of them. My mom and I showed well after we were all out of 4-H.

GrammyInD

I had Suffolk and my brother Hampshire. Also started as 4-H projects. My mom took over when I went to college and later moved overseas. She expanded the flock which she kept up for another 30 years.

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Wyoming Knucklehead

We now just have range sheep. But the ewes are all mostly Rambouillet. But we use both type of bucks on them but only keep the white ewe lambs. Racists  😉 

cthulhu

Burglary update — 1-800-PACKRAT has come through with an on-site latch repair, and now the door has TWO locks. Tomorrow, I start work on doing the inventory. Once I have a good handle on my losses, I’ll see about running it through my insurance. Right now, I’m at a $200 table saw, so “no”. I also need to repack and see what was broken.

TheseTruths

I’m sorry that happened to you!

cthulhu

There are a lot of worse things that could happen to me, some of which seem to be in progress. This is an annoyance and scrambling of my momentum.

pgroup2

Don’t forget that I offered you a brand new CPAP machine. You can pay me if you want but it’s yours when I get a mailing address.

Send me an email – pgroup at blarg dot net with cthulhu in the subject line.

cthulhu

I very much appreciate the offer, but that’s flak on an entirely different front and I have reasonable freedom of action there. Mind you, I was stymied on that side until mid-June for a seemingly unrelated reason……but it merely lacks my attention at the moment.

And, yes, my attention is slowly degrading as the lack of deep and REM sleep is making me crazier by the day. Mind you, having a spare CPAP with an expired prescription helped keep this from blowing-up on me already — you really should stash your spare CPAP for your own use (being that it’s programmed for you already) because along with cricketburgers, infant formula shortages, and lack of toilet paper, CPAP machines might just be the next shortage.

OTOH, I would very much like the answer to a question that you might help me with.

Were I to acquire a random BiPAP machine prescribed and dispensed to someone whose prescribed pressures were 16/18 mmHg, how would I get it reprogrammed to my own required pressures of 19/22 mmHg (assuming it were possible, as many machines can’t go above 20)?

I’m currently using my backup CPAP machine, which is close to that, because my previous CPAP was fine. It should be noted that modern CPAPs (I started 20 years ago with Model-T CPAP machines) are all self-adjusting and will get you to the right prescription if it’s allowed in the setup parameters (or the capabilities of the machine — see 20 mm limit above). It was Valerie’s link to a website where “we’ll sell you a CPAP and payoff the MD to say he’s examined you, when we all know the machine will examine you anyway” that has been so helpful.

pgroup2

Adjustments are in the manufacturer’s setup manual, which the user rarely sees. You need to make friends with a respiratory technician.

cthulhu

I’m beginning to suspect that the massive CPAP recall may have been another depop maneuver.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OUCH!

Is the new lock more substantial than the old one? Or do they find that simply adding a second lock is enough to deter thieves?

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

If the locks are strong, they simply kick in the door or smash a window.

cthulhu

This is, essentially, a shipping container — and one of the things I evaluated about using PACKRAT vs. U-haul or Pods is that their boxes were more solidly built.

As it is, my neighbor across the way noted their activity at 4:27 AM. He didn’t call it in because he thought they might be changing a tire or something…..right next to my storage unit….using flashlights.

It’s all about how much time it takes, how much noise it makes, and what their chance of getting caught is weighed against their anticipated haul. Being that these guys seem unimpressed by my collection of antique computers, books, and CD’s, they may be unlikely to return.

cthulhu

They didn’t break the lock on the fourth. They broke the latch that the lock was holding shut. Considering there are scorch marks from the torch they were using, the original lock continues to work well. I have now added a second lock of the same type to a hasp of the closing mechanism (which is what I was using until getting a new latch).

Real security can only be accomplished by removing my possessions from a state that considers thefts of less than $1000 less worrisome than a traffic ticket.

PACKRAT came through for me adequately and appropriately. In this, I am content and grateful. I didn’t know if it was going to require swapping units (which would have meant I would move 5,000 pounds of stuff between the two, as well as playing “musical units” between my driveway and the street [which requires a permit]).

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

OMG, if you could just ship that container to a new abode. Maybe this is your “convincer” for the fiance. Just ship that damn thing to NC and start looking for a new place NOW.

cthulhu

I’ve got one PACKRAT launched — that’s 10,000 pounds of stuff — the limit of a PACKRAT. My original plan was to launch 3 PACKRATS (that’s the capacity of their semis) then follow driving a U-Haul and towing my car… U-haul rentals are completely nuts now, so the current plan is to launch 5 PACKRATS and just drive my car. The PACKRAT on my driveway has about 5,000 pounds of stuff in it (minus whatever was stolen). As each PACKRAT is launched, I have less attachment to this place. Once I am completely launched, the Fiancee can either maintain this place 100% herself, or agree to sell.

I cannot look for a new place until this place is sold. And she has a family curse about real estate.

pgroup2

Maybe the second lock is made of C-4.  😎 

cthulhu

I’d considered just casually plugging the metal skin of the unit into 110VAC….it’s unlikely to kill anyone but tends to tingle.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!

Nice idea, but defending property IS a crime in Crazyfornia.

para59r

I guess it’s still okay in Nevada. Or at least I hope so. Kid deserves a pat on the back from the city for keeping it crime free.

h/t https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/watching-this-perp-get-stabbed-is-glorious/

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good knife work!

para59r

I liked the way the guy stopped as soon as the guy quit fighting. No extra vengeful jabs. Just business. That should earn him some points if they try to come after him, which they don’t seem to be doing as of yet. Cops seem to have given him a pass. However the cops are not the final arbitrators.

I wonder if they have a Soros DA in Las Vegas…

kalbokalbs

On the plus side for the clerk.

He tried to diffuse the situation. Asked them to leave. Take the money (not coins – BFD).

Stopped the aggression. Bad guy hopped the counter. Clerk defended himself and stopped when he knew the aggressor was neutralized.

Called 911.

Dunno if clerk rendered first aid. If it was even necessary.

Betting the clerk will be left alone.

pgroup2

I’m guessing the store will be fire-bombed within ten days. Paybacks/revenge are hard-wired into the thug gang life operating system.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The perp pretended to have a gun. To me, that’s enough to justify deadly force, if I’m on the jury.

cthulhu

When I was in college, studying accounting, I occasionally had classes with a guy who had been in the anti-counterfeiting part of the Treasury Agent world. Having been both shot and stabbed, he told me that the latter was worse because you got to feel it going in. Being shot, you just felt the impact and found out the damage later.

cthulhu

Taking out the trash.

cthulhu

“It was an accident. I intended to ground it.”

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Good answer!

cthulhu

Not in Norco. Unfortunately, I’m in Santa Clara.

GrammyInD

So sorry to hear of your troubles! Am missing out on a lot of comments currently as I can only read snippets in between all the family visits going on at the moment. “Only” 2 daughters +3 grandkids here at the moment. Another daughter with her 2 kids went home for the weekend and will be back tomorrow for a few days. The real storm is coming next week when the whole crew will be here. Wonderful but exhausting;)

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cthulhu

Not to worry, my issues will be solved in time through my own efforts.

The multiple joys of daughters and grands are to be cherished; the annoyance of stolen goods are to be forgotten.

TheseTruths

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WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

The Democrat’s new IRS (if/when funded) will be bigger than the Pentagon, FBI and State Department combined!

https://grrrgraphics.com/bad-dog-worse-dog-the-irs-ready-to-bite-middleclass/

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

🤬 🤬 🤬 🤬 🤬

para59r

Very scary, to the point of over kill. No doubt it will be used when they take the currency digital. Soon everything will be bought at the govt store or authorized facsimile there of and you won’t be allowed to question any of it. Have to stop this one.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I’m ready to go along with “big solutions” to the commie problem.

TradeBait2

Amen.

RDS

Well, if the U.S. economy does indeed implode, as Mr. Kunstler appears to believe, that “new army” of IRS agents will be right there to harass, hound, fine, and confiscate the assets of — small business owners / family farms / people who have small holdings of rental properties, and so forth.
http://www.theburningplatform.com/2022/08/05/a-glance-ahead/

TheseTruths

Dr. Malone: Paxlovid Escape Mutations?
https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/paxlovid-escape-mutations

Right now, patients consuming the Pfizer drug as a single agent therapeutic are increasing the risk of spawning resistant escape mutant variants. If you want a case example of how this works – just look to President Biden and his current treatment plan. That is, round three of the current treatment plan. That is two and a half weeks of having circulating virus in his body. That virus is busy evolving to escape the drug and/or his vaccine.

Now, what we learned also from HIV is that the virus mutates so rapidly, that it evolves so quickly, that it evolves right out from under vaccines – particularly in immunosuppressed patients, who do not rapidly clear the virus. Then vaccine escape mutants are generated with are resistant to the vaccine. So, the fact that Paxlovid is prolonging the virus in the body can only lead to more vaccine escape mutants.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Wow! It’s almost like somebody wants this to happen!

Let me put it this way. If SOME NATION figured out that Pfizer is the enemy of humanity, and chose to do something about it, I might actually cheer.

kalbokalbs

Unless I missed something, Pfizer IS an enemy within.

RDS

And the Psxlovid situation adds to the already-existing one of the person who got “vaccinated and boosted” in the first place — the “vaccines” have been altering that person’s DNA, have been forcing that person’s body to constantly make antibodies against the S1 spike protein in the “vaccines”, and have been damaging that person’s natural immune system.

mollypitcher5

Pfizer is the real enemy’s patsy. They’re holding the gun so to speak but at the orders of the globalists who are directing this murder

mollypitcher5

Gosh, with a petri dish of homosexuals being encouraged to celebrate their ‘status’ with weird sweaty naked parades and bathouse/public restroom sex…..and monkey pox oozing in on their party, what frankenstein-ish results are going to start ?
I’m assuming the gay community collectively has been lining up for their jabs and boosters or we would’ve heard about their objections so I’ll also guess that they will take any treatment given for rona…time will tell

pgroup2

The new jabs are one sure way to de-queer our society.

GA/FL

BIG PHARMA’S CV19 TREATMENTS ARE CRAP – DEADLY TOXIC CRAP – INCLUDING THE VACCINES!!!

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

This is huge:

John 10:26-29 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.

And I GIVE THEM eternal life.

I’m not exactly sure how that works, but he’s not saying “I’m handing this out for Pops” – he’s saying I GIVE THEM.

That’s BOLD STUFF, but it explains a lot.

BillBeakman

“…the one having seen Me has seen the Father. How is it you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? I am not speaking the words which I am saying to you[d] from Myself, but the Father abiding in Me is doing His works.”
John 14 9-10

pgroup2

Nothing new under the sun. Typical prog laziness, to fail to do research before running off at the mouth. The answer was given 20 centuries ago.

Interesting that history has the answer but progs would never know it because they hate history. So much hate that they destroy/remove statues so truth gets hidden.

When these people get swept into the dustbin of history, it won’t take long before there is no memory they were ever here in the first place.

TradeBait2

John 1:1-5

1 In the beginning Gen. 1:1; (Col. 1:17); 1 John 1:1 was the Word, and the (John 1:14); Rev. 19:13 Word was (John 17:5; 1 John 1:2) with God, and the Word was (1 John 5:20)
God. 

2 Gen. 1:1He was in the beginning with God. 

3 Ps. 33:6; (Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16, 17; Heb. 1:2) All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 

4(1 John 5:11)
In Him was life, and John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46 the life was the light of men. 

5And (John 3:19) the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Copy and pasted without permission 😂 from the YouVersion, my.bible.com site. Seriously, they want folks to share the Word. Which is Jesus.

“..was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

“He was in the in the beginning with God.”

Continue on from there into verse 3.

John is the gospel that those who claim to be progressive theologians and pastors do not know what to do with, so they tend to ignore parts such as this.

WP made a mess of this post and I am out of time. Hopefully it can still be followed OK.

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bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎NUCLEAR MAGA😎

John 1:14
New King James Version
The Word Becomes Flesh
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thanks!

Bfly – I have a technical question to help me solve a mystery.

You “liked” a reply by new poster Lenida above, to GrammyD about the marking of sheep by rams, but that reply has now been changed to a typical spam posting. Was it a spam posting when you saw it, or was it something else?

Input from anybody who saw the original post is welcome.

Lenida’s first post was SENTIENT, so this second post appearing to now be spam is a mystery.

GA/FL

A bot, commercial opportunist or troll?

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Or any of these pretending to be anything else. This is why I want to know what it said earlier!

Valerie Curren

I replied to you above w/ a copy of what I saw after refreshing the page. Before refresh it said “great” but after it was one of those you can earn $100/hour type statements…

pgroup2

That’s a cheap date, even for a pavement princess.

Valerie Curren

You’re on a roll today! 😉

Sorry, been away too long to remember/be helpful. 😖

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

It’s OK – I’m solving the issue now!

Happy go lucky

Thank you bakocarl. You make it make sense. 🙏 💕

cthulhu

Bakocarl is the BEST!!!!

GrammyInD

Wonderful, Bakocarl. Thank you for your clear explanations. God bless!

cthulhu

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Wolf approves of this message – and the medium!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

The gun definitely enhances matters. They’re generally worth two Bo Derek points or 2/3rds the remaining distance to 10, whichever is less.

If you’re asking “what gun”? admittedly the effect can be subtle for women whose un-gun-adjusted Bo Derek pointage is already up there.

pgroup2

It ain’t genuine Bo Derek if it lacks white girl corn rows.

FTR, corn rows on white girls is the dumbest looking thing since Admiral Levine got a cabinet post.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Yeah, it’s not Bo Derek, and honestly, I don’t think Bo Derek was a ten. In large part due to the corn rows–and she was too skinny. Maybe some gay fashionista thought that was a good look…but they are gay fashionistas and want women to look like boys.

But the scale was popularized next to her name so I use that name to remind people. In other words, I’m not comparing this fine young woman to Bo Derek, such would be insulting to her.

The movie came out about the same time one of the Voyager craft flew by Jupiter, and some cluelessfuck “science” “reporter” made references to Jupiter’s moon Ten…which of course is “Io” (EYE-oh) misread. (Some of the lesser-sized, later discovered moons of Jupiter still hadn’t been officially named, and were still known by their order of discovery, so there really was a moon ten, but it was denoted with a Roman numeral X.)

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pgroup2

That there’s some serious trivia.  😉 

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I actually remember it happening. I didn’t see the reporter do it, but I saw others’ comments about it.

Chris

..And thankfully, no question.  😅 
Every women’s swim team needs one of these at the finish line of the pool  😃 

pgroup2

Floatation devices.

cthulhu

Just throwing this in again……

RAC

An interesting story about ccp getting hold of an invention unlawfully, ends with a pic of FJB though he’s not mentioned in the article so not sure if that’s a jibe or a hint.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/08/06/a-curious-case-of-transferred-battery-technology/

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Excellent. This sounds like Obama and Biden working a China corruption angle. Biden gets the direct profits. Obama’s people probably invest indirectly, so the money made by Obama can’t be traced.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

These people are totally selling us out.

Brave and Free

Totally agree, thing is that selling out began long before Zero and the basement idiot. They just accelerated it and have no concerns about being caught. Who’s going to do anything about it when Dodge and FIB are benefactor’s too.

TradeBait

^^^ This.

It has been going since at least 1913 and probably before. They would hide it. That stopped actually at least two decades ago. They bought off and converted enough of the people and agencies of government to execute the plan without much concern.

Tonawanda

IMO both Clintons were Maoists, and they started the sell-out/surrender.

marymorse

Related.

Before the transfer of vanadium battery technology, there was coal gasification deals involving Bidens’ partner Eric Sweringin and Seneca Global Advisors, (when Hunter was a lobbyist rather than a venture capitalist?):

Seneca Global Advising is reported as a paid lobbyist for GreatPoint Energy in 2008.

https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/GreatPoint_Energy

GreatPoint is the client in an email found at SD’s linked Daily Mail report about Joe’s WH meeting with Wanxiang.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11084655/VP-Joe-Biden-met-two-Chinese-energy-execs-West-Wing.html

GreatPoint constructed a demonstration of the USDOE funded coal gasification technology on the site of Dominion Energy in Massachusetts in 2008, that was operational in 2009.

William Barr was elected to the board of Dominion Energy in Dec. 2009.

What does William Barr know about Seneca Global Advisors’ lobbying activity on behalf of GreatPoint while he sat on the board of Dominion Energy?

marymorse

Next question.

What does Barr know about the spying activities of Anthony Pellicano in ATT switchrooms when he was EVP and General Counsel for ATT?

Valerie Curren

Aussies arise!

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Channel 7 time to report the facts.

Melbourne amazing rally today visiting news stations!!

https://gab.com/Robert55/posts/108774991981044480

duchess01
TheseTruths

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” 

This one is difficult because there are times when enemies have to be defeated, or even destroyed, for the safety, well-being, and survival of our families, our country, and humanity.

I reconcile it by thinking that if I have a dispute with a neighbor, I am to wish them well and pray for them, not be spiteful to them and escalate matters. But we are also to have boundaries, and those who cross them intentionally and with malice have to be dealt with appropriately. We can’t let a neighbor invade our home, and we can’t let a country overtake ours. We can still pray that they will turn around and do the right thing and that God will lead them in the direction in which they need to go.

barkerjim

You can pray for their soul, despite any actions you must take.

TheseTruths

Yes!

TradeBait2

Profound truth.

There is discipline associated with violations of all God’s laws. Jesus said He came to fulfill the Law and that of the prophets, not abolish them (paraphrased – Matt. 5:17-18).

Simply, act as Jesus did and you are not in violation. However, the laws are still the laws just as He said. If somebody violates God’s laws as in violence, falsehoods, etc. – you are to address it to restore adherence to God’s laws.

So yes, pray for their soul (and repentance), despite any actions you must take.

Tonawanda

Father forgive them.

pgroup2

It is virtually impossible if one has a holistic view of the situation. Only if the spiritual is separated from the physical can this be done. IMO.

cthulhu

Well, that’s sort of the idea, innit? Take steps to separate their life and soul from their bodies?

duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN

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duchess01

PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.

I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow, that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.

I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.

Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.

May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.

With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.

Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me. 

Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.

AMEN.

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Valerie Curren

Seen on Gab…sorry I don’t know if this is legit or not, just share fyi…& for better researchers than me to do digs on…if they are so inclined…

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pgroup2

This guy is an idiot. And he’s full of bovine excrement.

Valerie Curren

LOL 🙂

GA/FL

Anyone got a photo of an airplane parts at the Pentagon?

I watched all the Alex Jones and other 911 videos – and never saw any plane parts, except at the Pennsylvania site. However, the dates of those photos was not documented.

In addition watched several videos of other large airliners exploding and crashing and they did not seem capable of bringing down whole massive city block sized skyscrapers like the two WTC towers, nor the adjacent bldg WTC7.

Also – the initial video of the Bin Laden raid didn’t match the later ones nor the diagrams of the site released by the media.

IMO – there are reasonable questions – fishy elements – re: both 9/11 and the Bin Laden raid. And plenty of suspicious political reasons for both.

Valerie Curren

I saw what were claimed to be plane parts, sometimes smoking on the street, w/ caution tape around them, on some of the 9-11 videos. Possibly the one by the French Brothers that started as a fire station documentation…Naudet bros? Or it might have been the one compiled from all sorts of eye witness footage, 102 Minutes that Changed America, I think.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

The Pentagram strike was baloney, and I knew it from the beginning. I just didn’t have the courage to admit it against the psychological pressure of the media and our CIA bitch at work.

The strike on the Pentagram was “better done” than the towers, but not by much.

pgroup2

Nice to know we severely differ on this. Doesn’t change a thing regarding my fondness for you or this place.

GA/FL

The initial video of the commandos going through the Bin Laden compound showed what looked like a haha bathroom where the slop jars were just thrown into the room – and feces, etc. were piled up against the back wall. There were also rumors of piles of child porn tapes under BL’s bed. Maybe that’s why SEAL team Six was betrayed and eliminated – as an offering to the MO in exchange for the raid.

GA/FL

All my files about 9/11 are on one of my older computers that I haven’t opened in years. It’s charged and I might look through sometime.

JW in Germany

I do remember photos of airline parts from the Pentagon…even with the American Airlines logo and engine parts.

It has been a few years since I have done any 911 research…but this is one subject where I have serious doubts of the inside job scenario. Every time I go back down this rabbit hole…people start getting pissed off because I am a hard nut to crack on what some call “evidence” of an inside job…to include the twin towers collapse.

Back then, Alex Jones was debunked many times about 911 sometimes even by liberals who hated Bush.

Some of my favorites were the pics of steel girders/beams claimed to have been cut by thermite. As a mechanic that has cut his share of steel, I knew what types of cuts were done to the steel…oxygen and acetylene…absolutely no doubt about it. Yet it was almost impossible to convince those that frequented the truther sites two decades ago.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Having got into tiffs here over some fallacious arguments (i.e., the [alleged?] facts presented were irrelevant to the issue) I feel your pain. (E.g., the ignition temperature of a flammable chemical doesn’t tell you how hot the fire will be, and the melting point of steel also isn’t germane as it goes soft far below that temperature–as I am sure you know.)

JW in Germany

Exactly. Get that steel red hot and bend it into a pretzel if you wish without melting it. I mean how do people think those girders/beams were formed in the first place?

Besides the jet fuel…how much combustible material was inside the towers? TONS OF IT!

But anyway…..

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Valerie Curren

Very interesting JW. I recall seeing a site that claimed that there was significant thermite residue in the debris in NYC. I honestly don’t know. It seems like AND logic Might be in order. Planes were used AND there were explosives placed to ensure that (at least) the Towers came down.

I thought I’d seen Very slowed down video from the Pentagram that showed it was actually a plane that went in…& perhaps light poles or telephone poles that were sheered off in part of the very low plane approach to the Pentagram…

JW in Germany

The sites I saw claiming that thermite was used provided photographs as “proof”…they were 100% oxygen acetylene torch cuts…not thermite.

What gives it away is the pattern left in the cut by shaky moving arms and hands leaving a very jagged edge…this is unmistakable if you know what you are looking at. In this case, I knew what I was looking at.

This is an extreme example to show what I mean…this person has not been cutting very long and has a very shaky hand leaving an extremely jagged edge…but works well for demonstration purposes.

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Valerie Curren

I didn’t see those discussions of the cuts to the beams previously. The site I saw was claiming to have done a decent amount of chemical analysis of the composition of the debris from NYC & that the thermite levels & other chemicals “proved” that explosives had been used. These substances were not (supposedly) from the planes & not expected from normal construction materials, iirc.

JW in Germany

But used where? Any pics of the debris where thermite was used? Also, thermite is normally not used to cut (although it can be for small areas)…instead to fuse metal together…like railroad tracks. Certainly would not leave a jagged edge.

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Valerie Curren

I wouldn’t even begin to know where to find that stuff that I saw before. It was an old-school looking website w/ basic text & colored background. Something that was probably put together within 5 years of 9-11. I don’t recall pictures but they may have had some graphs w/ chemical analysis, iirc.

RF121

This metal will start to soften at 850 F which really does not take much heat. Your standard gas barbeque with the lid closed can get to 550 F.

Valerie Curren

!!!

cthulhu

A self-cleaning oven can get to something like 800 F. I was thinking of firing ceramics in the self-clean cycle and called to ask. The manufacturer was not happy.

Valerie Curren

Because they also sold kilns on the side? 😉

Valerie Curren

The jagged edge on that image looks to me like it might have been broken off by sheer force, as in it doesn’t look like melted steel like appears where the torch is cutting below in a nearly straight line.

JW in Germany

I have also compared demolition videos side by side with the towers collapsing…they do NOT look the same.

People always mention the windows blowing out as the tower collapses as “proof” of demolition explosives.

Absolutely the windows will blow out as the tower collapses even without explosives. All that air that just got displaced from the floor above pancaking down onto the next has to escape somewhere…and it will look like an explosion because of the extreme pressure created by the pancaking of one floor after another. Where else can that air escape except through the weakest barrier…WINDOWS?

As mechanics…we are sorts of scientists. 😎 

Valerie Curren

Yes. That is a good point!

duchess01

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

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TradeBait

Does it feel like the calm before the storm to everybody else lately?

Trying to stay focused on everyday life, but can feel something in the wind.

Aubergine

TB, I agree, something is up.

The pot is simmering and about to boil over, I think.

If things are as weird everywhere else as they are here in my small town, I don’t know how much longer people can take it.

For example, we only have a few choices of fast food here. Like it or not, people want their junk food.

This week it has been extremely hot, way too hot to eat outside. But the local McDonald’s lobby has been closed during the lunch hour several days. The Dairy Queen just reduced its hours and closed its lobby indefinitely. This is high-summer tourist season, and they can’t keep their doors open? It’s bad.

Another problem is the cost of food. I grow many veggies, but not peas. I don’t have enough space, so I buy plain old frozen peas. They are not a pesticide risk, so I don’t even buy organic. The bag of peas I used to buy a couple of years ago for $1.59 was $4.99 yesterday, so I passed. People who don’t/can’t grow things have to be in real trouble.

The price of gas is down a little, but where the pumps were always busy even a month ago when the cost got really high really fast, now the pumps are not busy. People have figured out how not to travel and stopped buying gas, which is, of course, why the price dropped. It does that in a recession.

Meanwhile, housing is so scarce here that people live year-round in RVs and campers, sometimes parked on the street. But let me tell you, that is rough when it gets to 20 degrees below zero, or if it’s 100 degrees. Tempers are running short. People who grew up here can’t find places to live, no matter how much money they make.

A friend of mine, who is the most tolerant of anyone’s politics of anyone I know, and therefore is friends with basically everyone in the world, said to me the other day that liberal people are seeing Biden for what he is, and they hate him. She thinks the politics are swinging HARD back right. And she would know. Even the ones who won’t admit how screwed up it is are disillusioned and depressed. Which is good, in my opinion. They deserve it.

There was a “pro-choice” protest here in town while I was away on vacation. Apparently it was not well-received. There is a lot of tension in the air. People are fed up.

I don’t know what’s coming. But I know this upcoming election is going to be brutal. And if they have the temerity to cheat given current circumstances, I don’t think they will like the backlash that will result. People KNOW. Liberals are disgusted with what they wrought, and are not going to vote for what the Dems are selling. If you are liberal, and all your friends are liberals, and you know YOU didn’t vote for who they “claim” is the winner, what will you think happened?

We “conspiracy theorists” are either going to be vindicated, or they let the elections proceed fairly. They don’t have any other choice at this point. Demoncrats either lose gracefully, or reap the whirlwind. That’s the reality. They’ve created a no-win situation for themselves.

GA/FL

Prayers for a world-wide revival and return to GOD – and the Church to it’s foundation – Biblical Christianity.

Judgment begins in the Household of Faith.

Cuppa Covfefe

AMEN!!!

TradeBait2

So very true!

Aubergine

🙂

pgroup2

its – not it’s

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SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA
pgroup2

Beyond demented and into completely depraved.

But pull-a-muscle-laughing funny.

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SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Occasionally someone triggers one of my “mistaken English” peeves when I’m feeling particularly cranky and I call them on it. I try to put this video right under my complaint.

Especially since I am aware I make a lot of mistakes where, dammit, I know that’s not right (I’ve caught myself with it’s/its on a number of occasions, who knows how often I’ve missed it). It must be a consequence of rapidly approaching late youth.

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GA/FL

Yep – I saw that after someone replied. Sorry – I’ll try to repent.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I try not to tell someone until I am sure they truly don’t know–rather than just typo-prone.

kalbokalbs

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GA/FL

I tend to type in the ‘heat of passion’ and forget to review. So thankful for Wolfie’s new system that allows a bit of editing.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Agreed. If nothing else it allows me to catch my “favorite” mistake which is the vague referent on a pronoun.

Tonawanda

Every election people predict that the election will not be held. This is the first year I take that possibility seriously. A red wave election is just not something the Cabal can allow.

BTW, my wife who works in a grocery store reports the prices going up every day. For example, the store brand cereals (which were a good bargain) are now approaching the cost the name brands used to be, which was too expensive then.

She says they have been out of garbage bags for weeks now, completely, all sizes. We are grateful we started to create a supply of things like that.

Sales have stopped. For example, Progresso soups (which we like) would periodically go on sale for an excellent price per can. Now each can is way above the price we considered too expensive to pay back when the sales made their price affordable.

Deliveries in general continue to be off schedule and partial. They used to be punctual to the minute. Items are spread out on the shelves to make the store look full like normal.

Aubergine

They are doing all those things in the grocery stores here, too.

kalbokalbs

All good news by me. Folks need to get fed up, pissed off, STOP tolerating the ignorance thrust at us…

Aubergine

I agree.

gil00

My strawberries have been disappearing all summer. Fairly high raised bed so i thought if anything field rats. But weve caught most this summer and they have always left them alone. Not seeing slugs either. Too high for bunnies. Stems snipped evenly. Just went out to water and my tomatoes that were just about ripe are gone. Snipped, no little bits as if theyd been chewed.
Guessing i have a neighbor who has been coming in the morning to steal them. They have to walk up the driveway and onto my porch but you can see the tomato from the street.
Mr gil is probably going to buy a security camera when i give him the tomato update too.

Valerie Curren

That’s sad, but surely a sign of some degree of desperation 🙁

gil00

Well maybe, but we are in a middle class area and stealing like that is not worth it. Theyve stolen a good $50 fruit so far. If mr gil catches them, itll really not be worth it.

Valerie Curren

But in California the gov’t won’t pursue charges because it’s less than $1000, right. Hopefully you guys can have some home grown justice.

When we were new in our house our neighbor’s kid broke our basement window accidentally by kicking a ball. Instead of having him pay us the cost of the repair we had him do some yard work as a form of restitution. It worked pretty well, at least back then.

gil00

Yep thats right, $950. And even then its not likely to be prosecuted. Cops can arrest but dont bc they are in the “wont get prosecuted and its too much paperwork ” mindframe.

Valerie Curren

Basically the whole thing just promotes increasing lawlessness…by design apparently! 🙁

Cuppa Covfefe

How about a motion detector and a sprinkler? (with a control inside so you don’t get an extra wash when you go out to check on things)…

Theft might have that $1000.00 limit, but I believe tresspassing is still illegal in Kalifornistan (I hope). A “No Trespassing” sign might be required… (sad that it’s come to that)…

TheseTruths

I once saw a sign on a gate that said, “Smile, you’re on camera.”

pgroup2

I used to have a sign (actually, I had lots of signs) on my auto shop that read, ‘This property guarded by 12 gauge pump shotgun three days per week. You guess which three days’.

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kalbokalbs

Two of those signs in the yard. Couple ADT signs. Eight cameras around the exterior, recording 24/7.

Paranoid? Nah. A little overkill, perhaps. But, intent is to help any would be dirt bag move on to another target.

Have had a detective ask about my security system, if per chance it caught something at a neighbors place.

Wanted to look at what I had, on a certain date and time frame.

Told him, give me a date, time window, and I’ll look. If something is there, I’d copy it over to a thumb drive and hand it over. Found nothing and told him as much.

gil00

Yeah a non internet camera would be a good ideam

TheseTruths

I would be interested to know what you find out!

Aubergine

Oh, my. That is bad. If that starts to happen here there will be some real issues.

Here’s a little trick for your tomatoes that your neighbor may not know. Once a tomato has even a “hint” of color, the plant cuts off supplying it with anything and focuses its energy on the green ones. You can pick the blushed tomatoes, put them on your counter to ripen (NEVER refrigerate tomatoes, it converts their sugars), and they will be just as if you left them on the plant to fully ripen.

TradeBait2

Exactly what I have done for years successfully, Aubergine.

Aubergine

Works like a charm!

kalbokalbs

That nugget regarding tomatoes is a keeper.

Aubergine

Glad you like it. Hope it helps with the problem!

gil00

I did NOT know that. Is that for any size? My biggest atm are romas.

Aubergine

Any size, any tomato. And the never refrigerate them thing is mostly why grocery store tomatoes don’t have any taste. They just “have to” keep them cold, which ruins them.

singingsoul1

How irritating you loosing your strawberries and tomatoes.

My Raccoons are back eating grapes spitting out the pits and skin.
I am picking the rest maybe in a couple of days to make some jelly.

gil00

Good you have something left. My squash came up, bloomed 1 nonedible fruit, then died. Just pulled a tomato out thats died. At least my strawberries are sending out plenty of new feelers. My goal is to have them fill in my planter next to the front porch.

singingsoul1

Good for you 🙂

TradeBait2

Example – local leftist fakebook trashtalkers are gone – silent. Those that rubbed it in after the steal for months have disappeared.

Even here in east TN we are seeing similar things in the economy, Aubergine. Every business needs workers desperately, while shelves continue to be emptied – which is strange. Why hire if you have less to sell unless it is because of rapid staff turnover. The fuel prices are silly stupid and are beginning to take a toll on business and traffic. I have been detecting a frenzy to vacation and buy things before it all tanks.

Everybody should know by now that the CPI increase they announce monthly is a big fat lie.

Everybody should know by now that credit card balances are at their highest level since the 2008 when they contributed to the debt markets collapse.

Used cars are now beginning to bloat car dealers lots – at extraordinarily high prices driven up by a lack of supply to meet demand 1-2 years ago with the chip shortage in new cars. Receiving loads of inquires wanting us to buy at reduced prices from a few months ago. Demand is down, people are making do. As jobs are lost and rates get higher, the debt market collapse will hit auto financing programs and repos – which reduces sales of autos even more.

Everybody should know by now the residential real estate sales prices peaked at absurd levels – just like 2008. Which are headed back down again with the increase in interest rates. Once again, families dependent on two incomes to make higher payments for higher cost housing becomes another debt market collapse in the making. One loses their job, cannot make the high mortgage payment. Cannot afford the artificially higher rents either.

The Fed and politicians exploded the money supply to supposedly get out of the debt market collapse of 14 year ago. Inflation has gone wild. How do they get out of it this time with much higher trending interest rates with an already hugely over-bloated money supply?

IMO – they don’t. Depression coming if PDT does not go back in and he does not lead them to killing the Fed dead as a doornail.

Everybody should know by now that the labor participation rate is a better economic indicator than the employment rate. Which is also trending down sharply.

Church attendance is way up. More new faces in our congregation than we have seen in a long time. People are truly scared and you can tell by how they conduct themselves.

FWIW, GOP as well as conservative independents in the non-partisan races around here are running the tables with rare exceptions. The area has always been mostly red, but it has become a much deeper shade lately.

After the Roe v Wade SC decision there were a few “protests” in Knoxville with the lefties that had help from college kids and agitators for a few days. That’s over. The local media has even stopped beating the drum as they got no traction at all.

Aubergine

A lot of this is the same here.

You might laugh, but my saving grace in all of this is, since I left the relative wealth and prosperity of my parents home when I was 18, I’ve always been broke! Well, except for a brief interlude of a couple of years married into “extreme” wealth. Those people were the most miserable SOB’s I’ve ever known. Anyone who says you can buy happiness…

Anyway, being broke all the time means number one: I know how to be broke; and number two: it’s not as scary or painful for me.

Being broke means knowing a few things:

1) How to cook with less expensive meat. You can’t grill bottom round. That’s why chicken fried steak was invented!

2) How to shop for things at second-hand stores.

3) How to coax a 17-year-old car into lasting another few years.

4) How to entertain yourself on a shoestring budget.

The list goes on, but you get the point. People who are accustomed to filet mignon, shopping at Nordstrom, getting a new car every couple of years, and vacationing in the Bahamas are going to feel the shock far more than I.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I’ve never actually heard anyone claim money can buy happiness.

It can, however, take the edge off of miserable conditions, which does help. (Even if you’re fundamentally happy, tis better not to have a growling stomach all the time.)

Now there are certainly people with very expensive tastes who won’t be happy with less, and for them, I suppose, money staves off a certain form of unhappiness. And who hasn’t fantasized about a fancy car or a larger house with a yard and neighbors not three feet away, or something like that–the sorts of things which you can’t get without money.

Would such things make truly miserable, shrunken souls happy? No, but it might hide their own condition from themselves–for a while.

pgroup2

Very wise thoughts. ThanQ.

Aubergine

I must know a different sort of person. I know many people who think that money will make them happy, and are in constant pursuit of more of it.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Sure I know a few who act like it’s the one missing ingredient (if only I had a Jaguar)…but they never *say* so.

They might not realize how they look to us.

Aubergine

They say the grass is always greener…some people don’t realize that saying means it really ISN’T, people just THINK SO.

singingsoul1

So true.

Aubergine

🙂

TradeBait2

Your story makes you – you. Loved reading it. 👍

Did not come from money at all. So I have done many survival type things.

When I stopped chasing money and started chasing what the Lord would have me do, the money later found me. But money was not the motivation at all.

Aubergine

Thank you, TB. I really enjoy your “story” as it unfolds, too.

I long ago decided that I was not meant to have money, and I am fine with that. I am very rich in family, friends, and talents. I am a truly blessed person, and I know it full well.

TradeBait2

Money is not a qualifier for happiness and blessing as you learned. I never made money mine, it just came when I used my gifts for God’s glory instead of my own. So it came from Him, not me. So I use it the way he leads me to today.

Money is a tool, not an end goal. For example, if a person has the Biblical gift of giving, money can be given with wisdom and discernment to help others in a way that brings glory to God.

You go with learning what your gifts and purpose are as revealed by Him and do what is right for you using the tools that fit. Sounds like that is exactly what you did. That makes you successful with what really matters.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I had an economics teacher once who would ask his class what money was.

There was always someone who would call out “the ultimate end” (either in earnest or as a joke). And he’d offer to lock them up in a bank vault with a huge pile of money and nothing else. They got the point pretty quickly.

By that logic, money isn’t the ultimate end, but it’s the ultimate means.

In fact, with sufficient money you can probably accomplish quite a different number of things. It won’t buy happiness–well, maybe if you can fund research for a cure for the fatal disease the love of your life has, it might do that…but that’s iffy (and so are other similar scenarios). But as pointed out, it won’t make a man with a sick soul happy.

Tonawanda

Feels like we are on the verge of something, yes.

gil00

Mr Gil said that also.

para59r

This funny.

kalbokalbs

Expose the idjit, OK by me.

Hounding her accomplishes nothing. Unless I missed something.

pgroup2

Gratuitous emotional pleasure aimed at her discomfort would be my guess.

kalbokalbs

Agree. Just hope we, individually are smarter. Make our point. Reinforce it. Move on.

Had the gal dished some shit back. OK, get in her face about it.

gil00

They hide behind their computers though thats the issue. You must do it while you have the opportunity. Its not pretty or cute but it is the only confrontation they ever get.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I can’t speak for Scott, but I think this sort of thing is exactly what he is getting at.

Make them miserable. They weren’t forced to be treasonous, lying sacks of bearded dragon shit, doing their damnedest to wreck our lives. Make them face the consequences.

TradeBait2

^^^ This.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Make their lives unpleasant every time they step out of their house. If you’re married to one, make their lives unpleasant IN the house.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Media companies hire based on looks; even a (hypothetical) good media company would have to do this–you’d better be a good journalist with looks.

Women with good looks are so used to getting better treatment than those who are ‘merely’ average, they don’t even realize in their guts that it’s special treatment.

Take it away from them. That’s their weakness, putting them in front of people for whom their looks cut no ice.

pgroup2

Media companies hire based on looks’

In the business, it’s called ‘Q rating’ or simply Q. I used to hear people talk about it at AA meetings. The old timers would get cranky when a good looking newcomer thought good looks meant muy importante. The oldsters would tell them this isn’t a job interview – your Q don’t mean squat here.

Aubergine

AGREED, ONE MILLION TIMES!

I’ve spent two freakin’ years unable to live the most basic kind of normal because of these worthless, treasonous fuckers. I love people who have the ability and courage to pay it back.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I am reminded of videos people took of Scientologists going after their detractors at demonstrations. They get right into the demonstrators’ faces, start staring them down (they’re trained never to even blink) and loudly interrogating them about their faults, in such a way that it sounds like the guy actually HAS read some file they keep on you. I doubt many people unprepared for that would withstand it.

Far more so for the truly guilty.

Aubergine