Here we go:
Heroes of the Great Awakening
Badlands News Brief – February 28 (Seriously, it’s a daily must read)
The Profession Formerly Known As Medicine
A bipartisan group of Senators is talking about raising the retirement age on Social Security
Good luck with that.
The Case for a Primary Challenge to Joe Biden
That’s from the Atlantic. Something is in the wind.
Activist David Hogg: Americans ‘Have No Right to a Gun’
Shut it, and get a real job.
British journalist shows how the CIA played a ‘direct’ role in the creation of Google
James O’Keefe launches new Tip Line…
Indication he is moving on from Project Veritas?
The U.S. Government Created the Vaccine, Did It Also Create the Virus?
Russian Sanctions Have Proved as Useless as COVID Vaccines
In teasing an imminent re-election announcement from President Braindead, pretend medical doctor Jill Biden recently bragged that her husband had “brought us out of the chaos.” Brought us out of the chaos? Both inflation and illegal immigration are out of control, Americans’ financial security is in tatters, forced “vaccinations” did nothing to curb COVID, and we’re closer to WWIII than ever before. If this is Slow Joe’s idea of “smooth sailing,” then nuclear Armageddon is nothing but “a bit of a rough patch.”
“President Braindead” 🤣🤣🤣
Joe Biden Puts Liberal Theories to the Test
The Arizona Midterm Election May Have Been More Blatantly Stolen Than the 2020 Election
Five Ways the Trainwreck Revealed the Trainwreck
All part of the Great Awakening. I’m HOPING that the East Palestine trainwreck was not specifically planned, and the response was scripted to be grafted onto any event that presented itself, but I’m not holding my breath.
Protectionism Doesn’t Pay
The Last Gasp of an Ideology
Google v. Section 230
NO2NATO: FORMER UK MP CHRIS WILLIAMSON ON NEW EFFORTS TO FREE BRITAIN FROM NATO
Military Industrial Complex continues their effort to bankrupt us.
Just how big is the Always Trump component of the Republican Party?
Bigger than the professional political class wants it to be.
Trump’s polling strength causes heartburn for Senate GOP
Take some Pepto and get on with life.
PJM Report Warns Retirement of Fossil Fuel Plants Will Create Outages
LOVE IT: DAVID HOGG’S LATEST DERPTASTIC ANTI-GUN TWEET GOT SMACKED WITH A FACT CHECK
A Third Of All U.S. Shopping Malls Are Closing As ‘Space Available’ Signs Go Up All Over America
No more shopping till we drop? That used to be a great time to bond with Grandma for me. The age of the shopping mall does appear to be over in the midst of the online push. It does make returns a pain in the backside, though.
My Working Theory About What REALLY HAPPENED Between James O’Keefe and Project Veritas
I disagree with Hawkins here. James O’Keefe had a major score against the Rockefeller medicine regime, and the board was ordered to neutralize him.
The Road Without Struggle
REALLY IMPORTANT ONE:
After that, we’ll talk about the revolving door with Monsanto/Bayer.
Patience is not a great American virtue. It’s coming.
Waiting for the right moment to erupt. It will happen.
They’re grasping at anything they can. Giving birth young is recommended as aging increases the risk of hypertension, stroke, etc. This has been the norm forever.
And…enriching the Military Industrial Complex.
Words are empty, Kev. Let’s see some action, please.
No one said the Great Awakening would not be painful.
Real? You decide.
Frankly, no. I’ve boarded flights just hoping for little turbulence.
What a waste of avocado. (In a salad with white albacore tuna, Kalamata olives and balsamic vinegar…. Mmm…)
So have a lot of the rest of us.
Have a good day y’all.
(I don’t remember who brought this to a daily in the comments, but thanks.)
And, of course, the obligatory George Carlin:
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1Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2“Arise, go to Nin’eveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah arose and went to Nin’eveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nin’eveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he cried, “Yet forty days, and Nin’eveh shall be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nin’eveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. 6Then tidings reached the king of Nin’eveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7And he made proclamation and published through Nin’eveh, “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; let them not feed, or drink water, 8but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them cry mightily to God; yea, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence which is in his hands. 9Who knows, God may yet repent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we perish not?” 10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God repented of the evil which he had said he would do to them; and he did not do it.
29When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nin’eveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation. 31The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32The men of Nin’eveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome.
Please include: President Donald Trump, the Q team, our soldiers in the field, special forces, tactical units, first responders and those working behind the scenes…and any and all people with family members in the hospital, COVID or not.
And…members of the QTree who no longer participate for one reason or another.
It is quite clear, as per Wolf’s message from July, that we are under spiritual attack. Building up a robust arsenal of prayer and discipline is a must in fighting the enemy and his minions.
In that spirit, the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel from Tuesday’s threads, and the Breastplate of St. Patrick, not to mention the Litany of Humility are favorites recommended by exorcists in spiritual warfare.
It’s really the Mamas and the Papas, but who’s keeping track, right?
Folks, if you or your loved ones are having some kind of mystery health issue, then please please PLEASE look up the side effects of ANY medication you are taking. I am serious about ANY medication—prescription, OTC, vitamins, supplements, anything you are taking regularly. This should be step #1 to diagnosing health issues. I cannot repeat it enough.
The above PSA was inspired by a relative who is experiencing a terrible health problem right now because neither her nor the quacks thought for one moment that her prescription medication was the culprit. This could have been avoided entirely. And yeah, I know, the injections. Well, this kind of situation was happening to people long before those damn injections even existed, so my point still stands: Quacks almost always turn a blind eye side effects of medication. They do this with everything, not just the injections. It is up to you to read the medication labels. It is up to you to research the medication you’re taking.
100% agreed. This includes herbal remedies and homeopathic products also.
St. John’s Wort interacts with prescription anti-depressant drugs. Using both at the same time can cause ultra-high levels of serotonin in the brain. St. John’s Wort also interacts with warfarin.
Aspirin can interact with prescription blood thinner drugs. Both can be used, but under medical supervision, due to the increased potential for bleeding.
The compound that makes licorice sweet (glycyrrhizin),and which is present in various Chinese herbal products, can negatively affect the heart, since it can decrease potassium in the blood.
That is why I take brakes even green tea.
WebMD has a drug and supplement checker. Easy peasy functionality AND easily understood information.
That’s a very useful thing to save and pass on TY.
Excellent kalbo, TY !
(EDIT: Autocorrect wants to call you “KEBOB” !)
Thank you 🙂
Now read your food labels.
Thank you, DePat, for tonight’s quality content…..and the camels.
You are quite welcome. And thank you for your stated appreciation.
Your work is ALWAYS appreciated by this guy.
Agreed & Amen ❤
Since we lost Flep……
YOU… are the news now 🙂
We’re lucky that his old posts are still here. 😉
Lori Lightfoot loses in Chcago.
Maybe CNN has a spot for her.
Land of the Lost called.
They want their Sleestak back 😁
“Laimbeer went from menacing Marshall, Will, and Holly as an adolescent to menacing the entire NBA as an adult.”
Bill Laimbeer is in this pic LOL
given Laimbeer’s Bad Boy rep w/ the championship Detroit Pistons this part of his back story he probably hopes disappears into the mists of time 😉
This is how the author of that referenced website hyperventilated the info LOL
Bill Laimbeer Was a SleestakFEBRUARY 9, 2005No, seriously: Bill Laimbeer, the widely loathed giant who played center for the Detroit Pistons from 1982 to 1993, appeared as a Sleestak in at least one episode of the cheesy ’70s show Land of the Lost, a program that terrorized a generation of young kids on Saturday mornings.
This author Must be a leftist 😂
Hubby called shortly after I shared the above (he leaves for work at 3:30am most days) & I read him the above, including the “terrorized a generation of young kids on Saturday mornings.” He was about 8 when watching this show (I never really watched it as a kid) & said he wasn’t scared, unlike the author of the above Laimbeer rant, since it was clear that anyone could get away from the cumbersome Sleestaks & their arrows would only fly like 2 feet before falling to the ground.
My guy was destined to play with weapons & learn to “tame” the wilderness. The author of the above is likely cowering in fear waiting for some real man to rescue him from whatever goes bump in the night!
I cannot believe that horrible show has become such a prominent cultural landmark. LMAO!!!
No doubt. I checked a season on DVD out from the library & we barely made it through One episode. The whole thing was incredibly ridiculous. Our kids were Not impressed 🙂 We had good fun mocking it though…kind of like our home version of Mystery Science Theater 3000 😉
Bye Bye Beetlejuice!
Not quite. No tie.
Greg Price on Twitter: “Thanks for the memorieshttps://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/1f494.svg https://t.co/vXBQnwtDOC” / Twitter
Morning Mika. 🙂
The rodent is a nice touch.
The sleeping rat is good too.
Still needs piles of schiff. The background is WAY too clean.
A Black woman in America. Where is John Steinbeck when you need him?
Regarding this article…
A Third Of All U.S. Shopping Malls Are Closing As ‘Space Available’ Signs Go Up All Over America
I know that online shopping is playing a big role, and the article also says this:
That’s sad. I also thought the decline started several years ago when gangs started hanging out at malls, and then there were reports of kidnappings in malls, and then came the mass shootings. I don’t know if people don’t feel safe. I hope the fact that a lot of walking is required isn’t an issue.
I think there are many factors, but a large one is that malls continued to sell things that nobody was buying in person.
A big part of the problem with the malls was that there were too many boutique stores and not enough general interest.
The big department stores got out of the business of selling merchandise and into the business of selling credit. JC Penney started their credit cards and stopped carrying products I would want to buy – which, strangely, was why I went there in the first place . . .
If foot traffic to “anchor stores” is low then the rest of the mall will die.
“Online” isn’t really new. It used to be called the “Sears and Roebuck Catalog” before they shut it down.
Meanwhile, non-mall retail space seems to be developing around here at a furious pace.
Collin Creek Mall in Plano is being redeveloped. Sadly, the old Sanger Harris was torn down and the fabulous tile murals couldn’t be saved due to asbestos. My wife did get some nice pictures of them before they were demolished. JC Penney is getting a brand new box out of the deal. Mervyn’s, Service Merchandise, Sears, and Montgomery Wards disappeared long ago. B&N killed the small bookstores but lately they seem like a hanger-on.
Lots of retail consolidation going on in the markets. Almost as if it were by design.
I’m not sure about the boutique/general interest divide so much, nor the concept of anchor stores. I think that may have worked for a while, but when it comes right down to it, you could go to *any* mall for something from an anchor store, but would likely go to a *specific* mall for a specific interest. After malls were overbuilt and were no longer rare, the attraction of anchor stores went by the wayside.
This also feeds into “destination malls”, where you’d go further to get concentrations of more desired boutique goods. Oftentimes, these were luxury goods — Santana Row (near me) had a Gucci store, a Ferragamo store, and a Bang & Olufsen store — these are not typically found on random streetcorners.
Boutique stores, for me, are/were a reason to go to a mall. I’m out of a make-up staple and went to the mall where the store was, and it’s gone. 😡 I use a specific brand, and there are no longer stores where you can get a makeover or consultation. That retailer pulled them all out.
I really think the online ordering killed off the mall more than anything else.
Ah yes… “Circus Merchandise”.
Back in the day,
I worked at one for 10 yrs.
“I also thought the decline started several years ago when gangs started hanging out at malls, and then there were reports of kidnappings in malls, and then came the mass shootings. I don’t know if people don’t feel safe.”
If gangs, kidnappings and mass shootings don’t make someone feel safe, what on earth will?
Lack of friendliness is for me a turn off in stores . If a sales person behaves they do not want to sell I leave. There are three yarn storers visited all three two were a little bigger and the person behaved as if I was a bother asking for a knitting needle and buying some yarn. Then I found this whole in the wall not much bigger than a small room. The owner was friendly helpful. She gave me her card I can order anything I need and she will get it for me. I will visit her place again and ignore the other. Of course I can order through the internet but will give her the business. Friendliness goes a long way some sales personnel have lost it.
I have the same attitude when I call help lines.
You remind me of what my dad said my great grandparents used to do. They would go out of their way AND pay a bit more to get eggs, butter, & milk from a local widow who was providing for her needs after the death of her husband that way. I had no idea that they were deliberately so community minded.
I know my grandpa used to buy gas from the guy running a small gas station & convenience store at the entrance to that beach community (been out of business for years now) where he’d retired in Northern Michigan. Even though Grandpa had run his own gas & service station he gave the nearby guy his business, paying more than he would have in town, because he wanted to be able to call on that guy in the event of an emergency & he wanted to ensure that the man could both stay in business and be more willing to help, since he was a steady customer.
These were old school values that went beyond just getting the cheapest price. Customer service & community mindedness complement each other!
Thank foe sharing your family story 🙂
I too pay a little extra to get items when the owners or sale person goes out of their way to sell. I also go out of my way to buy US made or locally grown or made and then other places except China.
I’ve been avoiding made in China a bit lately, especially if it’s for meds or kids 🙂
Meds are a problem and concerning so are vitamins.
When it comes to yarn, thread and cloth, I want to SEE the color in real life and not online.
In one case I ordered 3 widths of pink nylon webbing and got beautifully matched webbing. (Woman 😉 ) In another case I ordered the same in purple webbing. YUCK! I got three different shades and they did not even ‘harmonize’ Also the ‘hand’ was completely different.
So if possible I want to SEE it or at least talk to a person. In one case we swapped swatches for color matching purposes.
I have had luck with The Green Mountain Spinnery love their yarn I also like Norwegian wool. Have not had a color problem. Though seeing the color in person makes me want to buy more yarn 🙂
I would love to be able to send you the wool we are shearing from our sheep…
I would not know what to do with it. Yes I could learn to spin wool have been around it as kid but not cleaning wool it is a mess. I am sure some mill would like it ?
Thank you though 🙂
Gangs of thieves looting make it impossible for stores to stay in business.
Likely – the most closings will be in crime-tolerant Democrap cities and states.
The real shocker here is out in the valley which is the epitome of suburbia.
Looting is a problem.
Malls have been dying for a long, long time.
Personally, I have no use for malls.
Best part of malls was, safe place for elders to, “mall wall”. Usually before the malls opened. Warm, safe, healthy. Many malls encouraged this.
Malls are for folks gorging on stuff. Over priced.
Slow Guy shopping in general.
Hope malls, RIP.
Having been a commercial mortgage banker for a few years in an interlude between business banking gigs back in my day – malls entered the maturity cycle and into decline 30+ years ago or so. A complete change of direction toward “power” strip shopping centers (anchored), festive retail centers and factory outlets began in the late 80s and early 90s. Banked quite a few national and regional developers back then.
Some of it was because ot capital formation issues with the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. It all but killed the Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) that were fueling the industry’s locations.
Many factors why and subject to location for their demise over time. In more temperate climates most people did not like being inside. Land and building costs were significantly higher for malls than traditional strip centers. Operating costs became much higher due to lighting and climate control inside. Local governments began charging developers for impact fees to provide for infrastructure needs. All of it pushed higher rental rates, which meant higher prices to customers. That meant they needed higher profit margin tenants who could afford it. Which were being undercut by factory outlets and now, online shopping.
American consumers stopped going for the brands as the prices continued to escalate. American society became more casual, did not want to change out a wardrobe every year due to the higher costs and societal changes.
Add in the safety issues that worsened at malls and the extensive online opportunities. Less brick and mortar to deal with as retailers. The entire industry has converted to factory outlets to run the seconds, slow sellers and over supply; while still leaving the higher margin, best sellers to remaining higher end retailers.
Expect more of the same. We had a large mall in Knoxville leveled a couple of years ago to make room for an Amazon distribution center, that has now been completed, but mothballed. There was a smaller mall in Hilton Head where we vacation that was leveled a half dozen years ago. except for two Belk Stores and a super sized Kroger to anchor it. It was replaced with festive retail that has proven greatly successful. But even it had some boutique shop turnover and vacancy over the past couple of years.
Thanks for your perspective.
Festive retail? Thanks.
There’s even a developer called The Festival Companies, I had never heard that term either. They have a bunch of those high-end retail/dining destinations, in California mostly. Just popped up in a search. 😄
Thanks AND ^^^ explains it. “High End” retailing / dining.
Unlikely I pit stopped in one of them.
Fear not! There are alternatives —
Like stuff recently built in Reno.
Took them several years to build. Scamdemic slowed things. Apartments, hotel, shopping, restaurant, park…prolly gambling.
Internet shopping at times is easier than running around to different stores and searching for what you need. Used to be able to ask a sale person to help now they scaled douwn and service is not so great and I feel lost in a big place finding what i need. I do shop in stores that are personable and friendly wanting to help.
I agree; customer service is so important.
More likely a Democrat mayor. Doesn’t sound like DeSantis.
I’m for Trump – not DeSantis – for President – but Loomer can be unreliable.
I may be wrong – there are several videos @TheLastRefuge2 – but I can’t get them to play because Twitter is being quirky tonight on my computer and I can’t play them. Will try later to see if DeSantis really gave the order.
More likely, DeSantis handlers gave the order.
She’s sure stepping into the role of “they want you divided”. Not sure that’s smart.
I don’t think it matters. Desantis now has to make a move:
Killing off DeSantis as a 2024 cndidate NOW is a very good move IMHO.
Note that Jeb is saying he is NOT endorsing DeSantis as Candidate because HE KNOWS HE IS TOXIC TO MAGA.
The RNC/RINOS are finally figuring out that MAGA is NOT the Tea Party and are NOT easily duped or squashed.
The RNC/RINOS are finally figuring out that MAGA is NOT the Tea Party and are NOT easily duped or squashed.
We learned our lessons.
RDS needs to endorse Trump. That gives him a shot in 2028. Refusing to do so will kill his career. Just say no to RINOs.
I will argue that MAGA is the TEA Party matured and more knowledgeable.
And yes the RNC RINOs have no playbook to deal with that. The old one isn’t working and there aren’t enough brains among them to come up with a new one.
Correct The Tea Party evolved into MAGA. A MUCH smarter groups with very good leaders.
I knew so little when I first heard about Tea party I thought they were loonies. I bought into what people told me. I learned the truth on the Conservative Treehouse.
Since that time I test everything.
The tea party was a good group but they just did not have really good leadership.
Now that leadership is pouring out of the cracks so fast I can not keep up with it. For example there are TONS of different groups looking into election fraud and ways to correct it.
I noticed that 🙂
EYES WIDE OPEN…No Turning Away.
Why would any police officer follow an unlawful order like that?
Any legitimate cop should have said “Governor, if you give that order, I’m going to have to arrest you for violating all of these people’s rights.”
But instead, we live in the land of Boss Hogg, and every cop is Roscoe P. Coltrane.
Next time she should say, HEY GUYS, let’s switch to our ANTIFA GEAR! Then the cops won’t bother us…
[snort out loud]
I didn’t get this at first. So RDS was there, at the bookstore, doing a signing. Was Loomer trying to actually crash the event, and enter the store with her group of Trump supporters? Or just position themselves right outside the doors, and were denied access to the front of the building?
Actually it all just feels unnecessary to me – almost to the point of making the Trump supporters look bad. Let him have his dopey book event — it’s a joke, no consequence to POTUS. 😉
Some people crave attention. If it doesn’t show up, then they create it.
This incident may be one of those. But who can know for sure …
Yes, it’s just odd.
This showed the true face of DeSantis what a small man he truly is. Would have been smart of him to show he is for freedom of speech but no he behaved like a democrat or maybe Rino 😎
I see it as showing the hypocrisy of DeSantis although they would be better off standing in an area they KNOW is public property. I am not sure what the rights are of the property owner of the parking lot.
If I recall she did something similar to Nasty the Pig by getting illegals to set up camp in her vineyard.
I don’t recall the Pelosi demonstration — or maybe I do and just didn’t associate it with Loomer, since she’s Florida based, no?
I just think it looks petty, POTUS has way more gravitas than to be concerned about some book-signing nonsense. And to the other side, since she’s a political figure and doing the talking, it looks like he rubber-stamped it. Has a cringe feel. JMHO of course. 😉
P.T Barnum once said “There is no such thing as bad publicity”.
But,, IF, DeSantis comes out my way, I’ll be out there with Trump hat AND flag. Given the opportunity, I’ll heckl’m also.
Same as I’ll do for BiteMe, Hoe, Nikki or any other Uniparty puke. F’m.
I don’t have those answers. It does seem unnecessary.
“Hey Governor DeSantis, a Friendly MAGA Reminder…”
Yes, Trump supporters helped DeSantis defeat Gillum.
He looks really tired.
That pic was not taken by a cop. I think it was taken for blackmail purposes. The tipoff is the bare white foot.
Body double for fetterman would be tough, but it could be argued that mental double would be even more difficult.
Agreed. It would likely require plastic surgery.
They could start shopping in this neighborhood
On Mars??? We should send our rover to look for it.
only if it’s equipped with Total Recall 😉
Nolte: ABC News Admits Electric Vehicles Are a ‘Logistical Nightmare’
When thinking of EV’s, logistical nightmare, IS the Tip Of The Iceberg.
Hey, ¡Jeb!, what’s up?
DeSantis needs to stay put – and endorse Trump/MAGA – and learn from the Boss!!! Then in 2028 – he would be undefeatable.
If he’s a globalist billionaire puppet in 2024, why wouldn’t he be a globalist billionaire puppet in 2028?
Trump is a non-politician.
Desanty is a career politician — and even worse, a lawyer, apparently.
We have a chance to break the cycle.
Why would we ever go back?
Not ONLY a Lawyer but a grad of both HAAAAaaavard and Yale….
That’s NASTY Nikki Haley to you, Tommy.
If you mess with Nasty Nikki, she’ll kick ya.
With her high heels.
Like a transgender Hong-Kong Phooey…
Can you imagine how hard the Republicrats are working on a solution to the primaries? It would not surprise me if they did a reverse Rush and opened all their primaries to all voters. They know he will win the nomination if they don’t change the rules.
You mean like here in WA state?
We call it a ‘jungle’ primary but the truth is that it’s real purpose is to help Democrats steal elections. And yes, the GOP teamed up with the donkeys to defeat the WA grange lawsuit on the subject.
I expect to read about more of that this coming year.
Speaking of rules, Ronna McDaniel has already demanded that debate participants pledge to support the eventual nominee.
Shame on Ronna. Of all people, she should know that a politician’s pledge is about as valuable as a Weimar Republic paper mark in 1923.
At least it would make a record.
… and your point is …?
WHOO-HOO ‼️ … 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸‼️‼️
Thanks to Sadie’s post about AI development at Facebook yesterday, and the discussion that followed, and Wolf’s post about the Gab AI, I found these two articles by Andrew Torba on Gab that people here might be interested in:
A Christian Perspective on AI
February 3, 2023
Intro: “AI is about to shift the fundamental reality of our entire society, culture, and world. I feel it is my responsibility to help my brothers and sisters in Christ understand this fact, come to grips with it, and encourage them to start building before our enemies gain too much ground.
Christians have been building and using tools to glorify God for millennia. This is nothing new, and it’s only scary if we allow the enemy to take dominion over these new tools and use them against us as we, unfortunately, did with the last great leap in technology: social media.
Christians moved too slowly and allowed our enemies to dominate the technology to capture the minds of the youth with social media platforms. Thankfully we’ve recently been building our own parallel social media platforms like Gab, but imagine if we had started a decade earlier alongside Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. We can’t miss the boat again, or we will risk losing yet another generation of youth to the pagans.
The AI arms race will be the ultimate battle of worldviews. Future generations will be shaped by whatever AI they end up interacting with on a daily basis across every facet of society. That is why we must build an AI shaped by the Christian worldview, that is to say, one grounded in Truth.”
[more at title link above]
Christians Must Enter the AI Arms Race
January 27, 2023
Intro: “There has been a lot of debate recently about artificial intelligence with the launch of Chat GPT, Silicon Valley’s latest technology darling. To call Chat GPT “intelligent” is misleading, as it has no actual intelligence.
Technology like Chat GPT is trained to generate information by ingesting enormous data sets and generating sentences based on that data. It is subject to the biases of both the data it ingests and the programmers who train it. It can mimic different writing styles and be forced to ignore taboo or “hateful” subjects its designers program it to avoid. Think of it more as a Google search and Wikipedia on steroids than a Terminator-esq sentient AI.
AI is a mirror reflection of the people who program it within a set of boundaries, but what happens when you give AI no boundaries and allow it to speak freely? The AI becomes incredibly based and starts talking about taboo truths no one wants to hear. This has happened repeatedly and led to several previous generations of AI systems being shut down rather quickly.”
[more at title link above]
Thank you! I was hoping to do a post about these, but it turns out that I won’t have time.
More on that shortly…..
East Palestine, Ohio
“Squirrel Tribe” has begun to connect some dots….cover-ups & contradictions…she has made a series of ongoing videos on this with startling observations…
here’s one of her videos…
They’re Doing Something To the People
They’re Doing Something To The Land
NS tampering with evidence at the scene….?
She really needs to talk to a chemist.
Love your work! Thanks for all you do!
I am watching badlands while sipping my morning tea.
They were interviewing Liz Crokin. She mentioned POTUS did more to stop child trafficking not only here but in other countries than any other president. We are talking big names: Weinstein, NXIVM, Epstein, Maxwell…
TRUMP’S WAR ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
TRUMP DOES THE UNTHINKABLE
Her focus is Child sex trafficking and Pizagate.
https://lizcrokin.net/ has the movie OUT OF SHADOWS another SLAVE PRINCESS – OFFICIAL FILM
VAMPIRE HUNTER EPISODE 1: Balenciaga Is Pizzagate! By Liz Crokin
She is doing work for General Flynn’s Foundation – America’s Future – sex trafficking focus
Verse of the Day for Wednesday, March 1, 2023
“And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
Luke 18:27 (KJV)
Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!
BE MY VOICE
BABY LIVES MATTER
JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN
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.
PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
In a new geo-military landscape, Belarus’s Lukashenko goes to China – The Optimistic Conservative (wordpress.com)
I am glad I decided to watch
Eye of the Storm Ep 17
@ 1:24:15 — Remember all the BOOTS and McStain’s boot switching feet?
Well GUESS WHO IS NOW WEARING A BOOT?
𝗞𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗕𝗕𝗦 ‼
Guess who else has joined the ‘boot club’ ?
Ohio Gov Mike Da Swine.
It’s interesting, but I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean. 🤷
Me Too. I recall McStain, hildabeast years back. Maybe it was related to pedo crap.
The boot maybe covering an ankle monitor to make sure they do not flee the country. (Think Grand Juries)
Also remember The brain dead hulk’s wife just beat feet to Canada.
I fell in love with The Minstrel Boy when Steven Bannon included the song in his Sarah Palin movie. Have never been able to find a recording of the young voices singing it.
Here are my two favorite versions – both wonderful to me.
The Minstrel Boy
McDermott – what a voice!
Instrumental and spoken version – the inimitable British Proms – oh how I’d love to go to one of the Proms final nights!
The first song – Silent O Moyle – – what a vision – the gorgeous voice, gorgeous delicate features of the lady, the gorgeous British bespoke dress that perfectly matches her eyes.
Beautiful GA/FL, thank you .. 🙂🤚❤️ ..
Ukraine warned it will have to pay for weapons
A top Pentagon official has insisted that Kiev eventually needs to foot the bill for some shipments
New York Times Headline:
PENTAGON SAYS UKRAINE MAY BE CHARGED WITH SHOPLIFTING
LOL … I like your wit …. !
Yeah like that’s GOING to happen.
They probably slipped up, they mean the under the table payoffs back to the ones on the take.
A few bucks here and there and we didn’t see a thing……
Move along now we’ve another war to finance.
Following is NOT for Phoenix.
That headline from Pentagon IS gratuitous BS.
There is zero chance Ukraine will pay the USG anything, ever.
It has a hidden message – since you will never be able to pay for this shit, you better not clean up your corruption.
Russian troops seized a Leopard tank with a Polish crew – Muratov
Alexei Muratov, Deputy Secretary of the Donetsk branch of United Russia, announced the capture of a Leopard tank with a crew of Polish mercenaries in the Bakhmut
The US Congress demanded from the Pentagon accountability for assistance to Ukraine – The New York Times.
Republicans and Democrats of the House of Representatives of Congress demanded from the Pentagon accountability for military assistance to Ukraine on the anniversary of the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.
“Reporting on arms transfers is of paramount importance, especially for the most secret weapons, to ensure that they are used for their intended purpose,” Republican Congressman Andrew Clyde said at a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee.
Pentagon officials indicated that no cases of misuse of secret weapons were recorded, but the issue provoked skepticism among parliamentarians.
Earlier, the Deputy head of the Pentagon for political affairs, Colin Kohl , said that the United States was receiving reports of the misuse of American “military assistance” to Ukraine.
New York Times
I hope the paintwork was not scratched…
“Soldiers can earn up to $43,000 for capturing a working Leopard main battle tank”
You dont say????
what does this tell you about desantis now?
“They told me anyone wearing Trump has to go now’: Ron DeSantis book signing event in Florida turns ugly when security guard is ordered to boot pro-Donald supporters – as tension between Republican rivals escalates”
“A group of Donald Trump supporters was booted from a Ron DeSantis book signing event after he allegedly ordered security to kick out fans of the former president.
The Florida governor was at a Books-a-Million store in Leesburg, Florida, on Tuesday, when Trump supporters attempted to take part in the event.
The group, however, was not allowed in, with video of the incident showing a security guard telling them: ‘They told me to say anyone wearing Trump has to go right now.’
The group then booed at the order, calling DeSantis out for not supporting ‘free speech’ as tensions rise between Trump and the governor, who is leading the latest Republican poll for a potential GOP presidential frontrunner. ”
Japan has returned to importing Russian oil
Japan imported oil from Russia in January 2023 for the first time since May 2022
They’re wising up fast. Dementia Joe isn’t a reliable partner.
Common sense decision by Japan.
Paging Blinken for comment.
Yours Truly: Several ** interesting ** links to items, such as: An update on Dr. Charles Hoffe; Daily Sceptic reports 25% increase of stroke consultations per NHS since the rollout of “vaccination” in Great Britain; Dr. Peter McCullough talks about a promising COVID-19 spike protein detox method that uses Neantha japonica (Izuke) River Worm; the FDA’s giving Pfizer-BioNTech “Fast Track” approval for BNT162b2 development IN JULY, 2020; and, last but not least, RAIR has, via FOIA, the unredacted cable from January, 2018, in which the Communist Chinese government denied the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s request that the facility, along with Dr. Zheng-li Shi work at BSL-4 level on SARS viruses.
The COVID-19 spike protein detox paper cited by Dr. McCullough:
“Rapid Degradation of SARS-CoV-2 Spike S Protein by A Specific Serine Protease”
Liu L., et al.
The unredacted cable about Dr. Shi and the Wuhan Institute of Virology:
The FDA’s letter of July 7, 2020, granting Pfizer-BioNTech the “Fast Track” approval for the company’s COVID-19 “vaccine”, BNT162b2:
Yours Truly: Note that the FDA’s “Fast Track” approval also includes the other COVID-19 “vaccine” candidate by Pfizer-BioNTech, BNT162b1.
Also, the “Fast Track” approval is based on data supplied by Pfizer-BioNTech from the company’s “study” on human subjects getting BNT162b1 and BNT162b2, the study called 125742. This is C4591001, which began in early 2020, and is STILL ONGOING under various NCT clinical trials numbers. From what Yours Truly has seen, BNT162b1 is still “officially” listed in some NCT clinical trials, but the “safety data” on this product, from what Yours Truly has been able to find, is awful. IMO, this is the reason why Pfizer-BioNTech removed this product from consideration for its “main” COVID-19 “vaccine candidate”, in favor of BNT162b2. BNT162b2 is the product that the FDA granted the initial EUA for in December, 2020, for use in the United States. BNT162b2 is the COVID-19 “vaccine” that’s still in use — as a “primary series vaccine”; and as a component of the “COVID-19 bivalent booster shot” — made by Pfizer-BioNTech.
(Actually a product of Russian patriotism, but don’t tell the American socialists, or they will REEEEE at high volume!)
Thanks DePat 🙂👍🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸 .. great Wednesday open … now I’m going to go hide somewhere (over the rainbow 🌈 .. errrr, not with that current meaning anymore 😣🤚)
PC Art Class from Kids in the Hall
26K views 6 years ago
Politically Correct Art Class skit from Kids in the Hall,
Season 4 episode 19
was a response to:
The woke mind virus is producing, weak, angry, rage-filled, mentally ill people who will fail at every stage of life when they get out in the real world.
Gays Against Groomers
Student is misgendered and all hell breaks looks. Alphabet indoctrination is wild https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1fae0.svg
Important notice about my upcoming absences – please read and forget! 😉
Bannon’s not going anywhere!
Steve Bannon proclaims ‘I ain’t going to prison’ at NYC court appearance (yahoo.com)
Good. Nor should he.
Comment lifted from MoA:
There goes the everyday supplies….
Blinken issues warning to China
The top US diplomat said Washington would “not hesitate” to target Chinese companies or individuals who violate its Russia sanctions
What arrogance? Aside from being indebted, factories are shuttered due greed – they were offshored to China. Now China is Enemy No: 1
Does Biden/Blinken comprehend the consequences of poking a dragon with left hand and a bear with right hand simultaneously? China has a habit of pulling the rug from under: “oops we found another virus so we have to close our ports, can’t load or ship any containers.” For friendly countries no worries.
This article is highly recommended; a must read if you missed it.
The Ontological Incoherence of American Imperial Exceptionalism
Do not be surprised when the military alliance is formally announced.”
Blinken is a paper flamingo. If the Washington Wokies go up against China economically, using their silly sanctions, watch them DOUBLE or QUADRUPLE the losses they already suffered, going up against Russia.
There goes the everyday supplies….
^^^ US sanctions backfiring.
^^^ US military ignorantly engages Chinee over Taiwan.
As the saying goes, ^^^ That is the Tip Of The Iceberg of problems for the US.
A true story turned into a song, among other things.
New Schlichter —
The Daily Chart: About Those Train Wrecks | Power Line (powerlineblog.com)
Yours Truly: Dr. Robert Malone advises people to get trained in CPR and to see a physician for a heart checkup. Edward Dowd has stunning and bad news regarding life insurance claims.
by Alex Berenson
Yours Truly: IMO, the mRNA-based COVID-19 “vaccines” are working exactly as designed and intended.
FTA: “Adults have sharply higher risks of being diagnosed with heart, skin, and psychiatric conditions for at least 90 days after they receive Covid jabs, a peer-reviewed study of almost 300,000 people in California has shown.”
Note the phrase, “for at least 90 days” post-“vax.” It is therefore unknown if the risks remain high after 90 days. So, IMO, if a person gets a “primary series” of 2 mRNA-based COVID-19 “vaccines” (2 shots, about a month apart), then gets a “bivalent booster shot” about 4-6 months after completing the “primary series”, it’s possible that the risk factor can “roll” from one shot to another.
Also listed as:
Published 12 December 2022
Comment lifted from MoA blog:
“The U.S. Treasury expects to borrow $932 billion in the first quarter, higher than the October estimate of $353 billion due to a lower cash balance at the beginning of January and projections of lower receipts and higher outlays for the period.” ZH
So the U.S. now has to borrow nearly $1 Trillion for the first 3 months of this fiscal year. At this rate, they will need to borrow $4 Trillion for the year.
Europe is broke, UK is broke, Canada is broke, the USA is broke. All the U.S. Treasury/Bond auctions are getting fewer and fewer bidders. And they’ve snorted enough coke to think they can defeat Russia on Russia’s doorstep.
Sounds a whole lot like some yappy punk kid after too much drinky-poo, just before pukey-poo.”
USG gonna need to snort a whole lot more “coke”, as USG wants to tangle with Chinee.
Turkey does not join any unilateral sanctions, this applies not only to the Russian Federation – Cavusoglu
Ankara does not support sanctions that are imposed on various states unilaterally, without the support of the UN, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Before starting a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Delhi, Cavusoglu was asked how long, in his opinion, Turkey would be able to resist the introduction of anti-Russian restrictions.
“https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/1f4ac.svgWe do not need to resist, we make our own decisions as a sovereign state. We do not join any unilateral sanctions, we support only those introduced with the support of the UN. So it’s not just about Russia, but we also don’t support sanctions on Iran or any other countries. We make our own decisions. No one can put pressure on us ,” Cavusoglu stressed.
Smart diplomatic statement (imo) by Cavusoglu …”Ankara does not support sanctions that are imposed on various states unilaterally, without the support of the UN.” US & EU are imposing ‘illegal’ sanctions, always have, but countries were too afraid to say anything. Not any more …
We can have reparations or we can have a functioning multi-ethnic democracy.
Until you sit down and read it, it’s hard to believe how absolutely insane the city of San Francisco’s Reparations Advisory Committee’s recently released reparations plan is.
Prescription for Disaster – The American Mind
I don’t think we can have either.
We definitely can’t have con-man reparations.
The whole idea of multi-ethnic anything has always been a fraud, because it’s not natural. People have their own culture, it’s important to them, not to anyone else.
Other people have their own culture, which is important to them, and no one else.
You can’t MIX two cultures, without conflict.
You can’t force people of different backgrounds and cultures to get along. They have to want to.
Some do, and that’s great.
But it’s never enough. It only takes a small percentage to create division, and there is always someone who has an interest in creating that division.
I could be completely wrong of course, so what does history have to say on the subject?
Are we trying to create some new thing under the sun?
How does that always turn out? How many times does that lesson have to be learned?
Has ‘multi-ethnic’ society ever worked, anywhere, absent government force to contain what would otherwise be open conflict?
This comment should be framed and hung in the Capitol rotunda. Though it’s doubtful any of those
welfare slothscongresscritters would read it.
I would take some slight exception to this.
Just as the English language is said to “lead other languages into dark alleys, cosh them over the head, and rifle their pockets”, English culture is similarly sticky-fingered.
Mind you, the culture does stay “English” in a meta way, no matter how many sculptures they snag in Greece, how many curry shops are in London, or whatever Continental royalty they may have pilfered.
That said, it’s a slight difference between one culture stealing from another wholesale and the two cultures being in “conflict.”
Regarding Avian flu
And this is the original twat that she was responding to