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On this day and every day –
God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up
Hopefully, every Sunday, we can find something here that will build us up a little . . . give us a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.
“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
When we talk about “Christian” behavior, we’re talking about the behavior of those who have accepted, by faith, Jesus Christ as their Savior and are indwelt with His Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9), making it possible for them to serve God. Examples of Christian behavior are woven throughout Scripture. Our Savior Himself spoke at length about the way we’re to behave toward others, friends and enemies. More than that, the life He lived, accentuated by His love and compassion for the lost, provides the consummate example of what Christian behavior should look like.
Christians are “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works” (Ephesians 2:10). And these last four words “to do good works” epitomize the behavior that glorifies God and makes Christ real to others. Granted, there are obstacles in our daily lives that can encumber our minds and hinder our spiritual progress, but only if we let them.
Nonetheless, Christians are called to live lives that are “holy and pleasing to God” (Romans 12:1), and exemplary Christian behavior that allows us to fully commit ourselves to serving the Lord is made possible as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit who enables us to do the Father’s will (Romans 8:9). Indeed, “the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him” (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Christians are a chosen people, belonging to God so that we may declare His praises (1 Peter 2:9). To “declare His praises,” then, it is essential that we spend time in His Word not just so we can learn how to behave in Christian fashion, but also so we can battle against the schemes of Satan. As the apostle Paul pointed out, without this biblical knowledge we’re not only subject to buying in to every new teaching that comes along, but we can also fall prey to “the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14).
However, knowledge alone is not enough; we’re called to do more than to know and believe. Christians are to be “doers of the Word” (James 1:22). As the apostle James informs us, we’re deceiving ourselves if we think we’re spiritual by only hearing the Word. Hearing is not the same as doing. “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead” (James 2:17, 26). Faith must be demonstrated by actions.
The “actions” that glorify our Father in heaven are those that bear much fruit (John 15:8). This is, in fact, how we show we’re His disciples. Indeed, the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23)—should be the hallmark of Christian behavior, especially love. Yet our tendency is to sometimes look down on unbelievers or those whose lifestyles are not in sync with our Christian faith, and this is where the Christian life can be challenging.
It’s easy to show love to those who walk as we do. It’s not always so easy to be kind to those who ridicule our beliefs, show contempt for our Savior, or make a mockery of the institutions that Christians hold sacred. Yet Christ taught us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us. Recall how He dealt with the woman caught in adultery. Her captors wanted her dead; our Savior showed compassion even though He was the One who would have to die for her (and our) sinful behavior (John 8:11). Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15), not to condemn them (John 3:17), and if Christ did not come to condemn sinners, neither should Christians.
Christian behavior includes heeding Jesus’ call for us to be His witnesses to “the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). We’re to share the gospel, which Paul defined as the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). The validity of our witness is in how we live our lives. In the second half of Ephesians (chapters 4-6), Paul discusses Christian behavior which can best be summed up in these few words: “Be imitators of God…and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us” (Ephesians 5:1-2).
Paul urged the Romans to “offer your bodies as living sacrifices” (Romans 12:2). This, ultimately, is the essence of true Christian behavior – surrendering our hearts and yielding our bodies to Christ so He might continue God’s work through us. We’re to be beacons of light in a dark world, using our spiritual gifts to advance His kingdom. It’s living here on earth the way Jesus lived when He was here. It also means living to please one Person – God.
We do this when we abide in His Word and then live it out as we are enabled by His Spirit, just as our Savior did until He took His last breath. As He was dying on the cross, Christ looked out at His executioners and asked His Father to forgive them (Luke 23:34). Jesus was doing more than fulfilling prophecy and making “intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12), He was practicing what He preached (Luke 6:27-28).
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control . . .
a very, very good place to start.
Have we . . . are we . . . will we?
Kelsey Grammer Says Jesus Made a Difference in His Life: ‘That’s Not Anything I’ll Apologize For’
People are starved for the real meaning of life and affirmation of the paths they have chosen as Christians.
Despite all the EVIL Cabal has done to the USA we are STILL a Judaeo-Christian nation at our core.
They have pushed their filthy agenda way too fast and it is turning off a YUGE majority of people.
“The hasty stroke goes oft astray”
_JRR Tolkien (Aragorn speaking)
I sometimes wonder if POTUS Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ was actually referring to pushing the Cabal into accelerating their plans to ‘Warp Speed’ and thereby opening the eyes of masses of people to just how EVIL these Sons of Satan are.
Plausible. Never thought of that.
^^^ This. What once was believed to be one thing, was an intentional deflection? Hope that proves to be the case.
I think it’s scaring the heck out of people, and they are turning back to God for help. Which is a wonderful thing.
Nothing like realizing EVIL IS REAL and is coming for you and your family.
You may not believe in evil but evil believes in you.
“You may not believe in evil but evil
believes in you.IS coming to get you.”
There fixed it. 😋
No. It screws up the mirror structure of the sentence.
But we love ya ’cause you’re kin. 😉
Make double sure to know the law in your jurisdiction if you’re gonna be lovin’ kin…..
Ground report: I just went to wunderground site where I check the weather. The top ad is provided by google and was for Etsy. It highlighted a kit for wicken and witchcraft stuff. Mainstreaming witchcraft.
“I’ve had hiccups. I’ve had some tragic times. I have wrestled with those and worked my way through them: sometimes rejecting faith, sometimes rejecting God even, in a period of being pretty angry about it, like, ‘Where were you?’ That kind of thing,” he said.
“But I have come to terms with it and have found great peace in my faith and in Jesus. It’s not cavalier — Jesus made a difference in my life. That’s not anything I’ll apologize for.”
That has the ring of a genuine testimony.
Someone wrote to James O’Keefe:
Be careful whose advice you heed. 😅
Ha ha! If Krugman wrote it, the opposite is true. He’s never been right about anything ever.
Revealing his idiocy and/or employment as a propagandist.
“The economic outlook is probably brighter than you think”
Well that would not take much since I figure a Biden Economy would make the 1930s depression look like a romp in a playground.
I will take advice from Paul Krugman, simply because he is a Nobel Price winning ‘economist’.
These days any far lefty gets any price. They are handing them out to themselves like candy.
When last was Krugman ever right?
It is much easier to know who to believe if you already know what to believe.
Krugman? A Cabal disciple … and not the brightest bulb in the box
Doing well, for not being bright.
Aren’t ALL Cabal puppets?
Krugman is a charlatan and many of his predictions are a failure
“This can’t end well”
It is early still, but so far I am good with it. Go Woke. Go Broke.
I assume that Circle is this company.
Best I can tell they have 9 Billion in assets.
Partnered with Mellon, Black Rock and lessors.
I wonder if they were one of companies that got early warning to pull out?
There is the crypto thing, again.
Crypto is cited in every financial institution going under, recently.
^^^ NOT a coincidence, in my shallow way of thinking. Never trust crypto.
Slow guy is not so slow.
“…Circle is a 👉 global financial technology firm that’s at the center of digital currency innovation…”
𝗟𝗢𝗢𝗞 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗚𝗢𝗔𝗟 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗟. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗧!
Everything you need to know about Joe Biden’s crypto and digital dollar executive order – Euro News
Biden is planning a new digital currency. | The Hill
Biden announces new Digital Currency… EU Times
Remember during the Obama years there was a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR UNDERGROUND ECONOMY the Cabal could not track REGULATE OR TAX!
So yes there is an E.O just as General Flynn said.
Accidental Banking System Failure? Don’t You Believe It.
By Gregory Mannarino TradersChoice.net
𝗜 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲.
Looking at some comments from yesterday:
para59r Reply to phoenixrising
March 11, 2023 10:06 … #1064592
March 11, 2023 22:13
Yeah it is a Alex Jones interview but he does mostly shut up.
go from 7 minutes.. (20 minute video)
He covers the WHO taking over health care, nuclear war and then the bank collapse.
@ 15 minutes WAIT on withdrawing funds. The way we BEAT the Cabal is to EXPOSE THEM…
@ 17 minutes their are alreadycorporations and elements of the US government BETA TESTING CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY…
What Flynn is saying makes sense.
I am not really fond of listening to Flynn he is a horrible speaker but this fits the facts.
𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗹𝘆𝗻𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗗𝗘 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗿𝘂𝗻𝘀 𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗗𝗜𝗚𝗜𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗬!
Perhaps Tradebait2 can give us his take on this mess.
Perhaps Tradebait2 can give us his take on this mess.
OK, OK. I get it.
There is no doubt they want us in the digital economy. There is no doubt half the population will never do it without a dictator forcing it. So they are setting up China to be their dictator by killing manufacturing and selling off as many of our strengths as possible. These things we know.
SVB was a creation of the cabal in the 1980s. Its primary purpose of late was to fuel the green economy, venture capital into Silicon Valley tech/research/etc., big Pharm, and other globalist type endeavors. They were the go-to for those industries and it was totally incestuous.
As for today –
First, their investment portfolio is upside down. They have $21 B of treasuries yielding 1.79% when the most recent treasury 10 year issues were at 3.9%. Enter Coothie and others with their “mark to market” accounting discussions. Add in they need to sell some of those assets due to the run. In summary, they take a big hit there.
They had too much liquidity. The Fed has been raising rates, reducing business activity. Less borrowings to earn interest, more payout of interest for higher interest rate deposits that are locked in for at least a year.
Overall economic downturn depressed access to capital for their major customers, which by nature are hard to finance using conventional methods. Many would qualify for junk bond status. So those companies, who are depositors in SVB, begin drawing down deposit balances to fund their operations. This adds to SVB’s cash drain.
SVB tries to go to the markets and issue over $2 B in stock to mitigate the damage. That sparks alarm, adds to the run. Buh-bye SVB.
Long term –
The major banks, many larger than SVB, are derivative monsters. That exposes them to huge risk in world currency markets as well as interest rate movements if an alternative develops that changes America from being a historical safe harbor for investment and cash. In essence, we have been using our perceived military and economic power to bend over other countries around the world to fuel our spending problem. What happens when there is a more stable alternative? I and others on here contend that alternative is BRICS with their gold, precious metals, commodities standard that is being developed and mutually accepted currency valuation methods.
If this proceeds as it appears, our larger banks will be in major trouble. The Fed will print more money that we have ever seen. Inflation will explode. Real estate values will tank with a huge rise in defaults. Etc. That will provide the entry the globalists want to force digital currency on a scared population. It will be sold as the patriotic thing to do.
All sponsored by WEF and others in conjunction with BRICS.
Thanks for the insights.
Matt Gaetz posted this clip of Steve Bannon talking about Elon Musk:
Well – I don’t trust either one of them. After the fraud elections of 20 and 22, and the plandemic and vaccine… nope – don’t trust nobody – not even Trump.
Everyone holds their cards close to the vest. What cards they have, what cards they can play, how they want to play them, how they must play them are all part of the game. So yeah, don’t trust, but continue to watch the game to see how the games played.
And beware of the moves THEY are trying to push you to take.
People get what they ask for including the consequences.
We forget so easily that is why we keep walking over and over in the desert. What we need to watch and keep in check is the snake in our own heart.
Political I know who the snakes are and I know who has fought for us and still is sacrificing.
I’m with you.
He got owned by Bannon yesterday in the WarRoom.
Bannon: “Elon took the bait”
We see Elon at the moment as our savior, but he is owned by the CCP. He will never do the same exposure of the CCP as he is doing with US officials.
The money he got for buying Twitter is actually CCP owned.
I don’t think it was necessary to go that hard. But what do I know …
Heh. I was poking around some California scenery, and I found a link to this hike — https://hikemtshasta.com/shasta-valley-trails/haystack-trail/ . I read the description of the hike and looked at some pictures….and then hit the comments.
Just as an aside, I subsequently learned that the actual vertical component of this hike is more like 375 feet.
The Haystack is like a 400-foot tower on the edge of a thousand-foot valley. It doesn’t look like much from the side from which you approach it, but it is daunting on the other side.
I forget….does commenting go into limbo while the time change happens?
Not for me… 😂
Only for you special people …
I don’t think it would go into limbo when we jump an hour forward. However, I wonder what happens with the data when we fall back an hour. Do we get 48 hours of data in one 24-hour timestamp?
Very timely, Coothie!
Stanford ‘Law’ school is effectively finished as a credible law school. If other law schools are this pathetic, the whole concept of ‘law’ is over.
The judge was very gracious, under the circumstances. He said something like, “nobody has to feel sorry for me — I’m a lifetime-tenured Federal judge. The real harm was to the students who used the good name and reputation of the school to bring me in to speak, only to find the good name was belied by current behavior.”
And he’s exactly right. He doesn’t need cheap speaking engagements to undisciplined brats — he had hoped to give back something to a profession he’d worked-in all his life.
I thought those were unruly kindergartners..
I sure hope they act like that in front of a judge in a court room…
That would be pay-per-view TV.
I would watch!
Straight up Communist Struggle Session. Hope they enjoy their basic universal income, there not even worth that.
WHAT basic universal income?
This is what the GREEN future they are working for REALLY looks like!
And their probable end.
And yea that is the body of someone worked to death between those two men.
Yep. That’s the ticket they are advocating for. Too bad they don’t know and some how think they matter.
It is the problem with having John Dewey’s Progressives teaching school ESPECIALLY History.
An extremely basic universal income.
We use base ten. Income, ten inflated dollars. Pretty basic.
“Wokism will wreck havoc on society. “
Wokeism = Dopeism
Wokeism is Communism with a BIG dose of Idoicracy mixed in.
I have never researched the definition of lawfare but from its context I assumed it was like warfare, using the law instead of bombs and bullets. In other words, using the law to destroy an opponent rather than to insure fairness, enforce contracts, and seek justice. Employing the law as a weapon is a natural consequence of reducing a society to clashing identity groups.
Thank you, bakocarl, very good and easy to understand, per usual. I am convicted, as well as strengthened and motivated to keep on the right path, in order to bear fruit for God and not for the enemy.
For Steve and our other astronomy cognoscenti:
Saw this on twitter a couple days ago. Commenters were stating it was actually CGI from something or another.
The moon is far too close to the earth.
You can see that relative to the background mountains.
The moon appears to our eyes larger when it is close to the horizon. It is an optical allusion. You can proof that with a time lapsed image or video.
If the moon is lit facing us in the picture, that’s how everyone on earth would see it.
Then seconds later, the moon is dark because it’s supposedly passing in front of the sun to eclipse it.
Again, everyone on earth would see the moon go dark.
Have you ever seen the moon go from full to new in less than a minute?
Just roaming around places we’ve been…..
Only 6 miles outside of the town of McCloud, the McCloud River Three Falls Trail is a great hike through a mountainous, high desert forest with a wonderful variety of flora, not to mention the three distinctive waterfalls.
The Wintu Native Americans called the Lower Falls Nurum-wit-ti-dekki, which roughly translates to “falls where the salmon turn back.”
my newest article is now up: DE-INDUSTRIALIZING THE USA
Verse of the Day for Sunday, March 12, 2023
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
Jeremiah 32:27 (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
One of my favorite times to be here. Thank you for this wonderful message, bakocarl.
“…Examples of Christian behavior are woven throughout Scripture. Our Savior Himself spoke at length about the way we’re to behave toward others, friends and enemies. More than that, the life He lived, accentuated by His love and compassion for the lost, provides the consummate example of what Christian behavior should look like…..”
I am very glad Bakocarl brought this up because this is very very important– NO CRITICAL at this time.
It hurts me to see people allow hurt feelings to DIVIDE US. This is not the time in history to cater to your feelings. People on this blog have time and time again allowed hurt feelings rule them. We lost Daughn, NebraskaFilly, Grandmaintexas, Butterfly, Gingersmom and others to WHAT?
And so I will repeat, TOUGHEN UP AND GROW A SPINE!
When Jesus was insulted did he pack up and go cry in a corner? NO! He carried on.
If you need to take some time off to simmer down and then use the scroll button do so but do not abandon the ship.. Or defend yourself. POLITELY. We are all adults here and should stand on our own two feet.
I was appalled at the reception the Naomi Wolf confession got. She has broken from the herd of leftists she has run with to DEFEND WOMEN AND CHILDREN and she has done yeoman’s work in organizing a group, many of whom were part of ‘Bannon’s Army’ to comb through the Pfizer documents and find GOLD which she has repeatedly brought to a wide audience via Steve Bannon on the Right and Robert Kennedy Jr on the left.
How many lives has she saved as a result?
She did not have to write that confession but she did and that in my opinion took courage and I applaud her for it.
As a child I found the people with ‘warts’ who were socially inept made the best and most loyal friends. And as I said yesterday I lived in Boston so maybe I have a more forgiving view of people on the left. We had a good friend who was a card carrying communist, and I mean that literally. However he was a very kind and giving man who, although poor, volunteered at a homeless shelter and did his best to find them jobs. I never ever saw him do anything mean or spiteful. He is just one of many Hubby and I know.
AND AGAIN TO DRIVE THE POINT HOME!
Q has told us in 61 different posts:
So if you truly want to fight the evil that has been loosed on our world, please check your hurt feeling in the luggage compartment and lock it
^^^ Hope EVERYONE Reads Gail’s post. ^^^
We MUST NOT let our feelings get in the way of this fight against evil! If we lose this fight we are looking at a 1,000 years of slavery and I am not sure the human race would be able to actually recover even after all that time.
With their mRNA vaccines they could easily wipe out a heck of a lot of the mammals on earth.
While they try to make extinct reptiles into a real life Jurassic Park.
Yeah, the Pleistocene Rewilding project of Ted Turner…
I think they want the USA as a hunting preserve.
Doesn’t Ted realize the velociraptors will eat him first?
They didn’t have velociraptors in the Pleistocene. Sabre-tooth tigers and dire wolves…..
When I was younger, the personals were printed in the newspaper.
Under the “women seeking men” part, you would often see ads which said the same thing: no liars or game players need reply. Maybe half the ads had words to that effect.
I always wondered about that. First, were there guys who said: “oh damn, I am a liar (or game player) so I should not reply”? Or, were there guys who just did not understand that they were liars, or game players? Or, worst of all, were there guys who were liars and game players who answered, thinking to themselves, any broad who thinks a warning against liars or game players can be effective, is exactly the sort of naïve broad I can lie to, and play games with?
In total agreement Gail. Life’s to short to spend time on distractions.
PS: Thanks for all the information you give us here Gail.
You are very welcome.
There are those among us for whom words aren’t enough. You need a stick and a sign:
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
It feels that way, from time to time.
I agree with this Gail.
Please don’t misunderstand my “feelings” about Naomi Wolfe. I am glad she has had a change of heart, and grateful for her work on the Covid vax injuries. However, I don’t trust anyone who fell for the propaganda to begin with, and I never will again. People are who they are, and if they bought it once, I can’t be sure they won’t buy it the next time.
It’s why I say, like GA/FL said above, that I don’t trust anybody. I will read and listen and evaluate on a case-by-case basis for the rest of my life.
Wolf is a wonderful example of how reasonable people can disagree, and also how whoever is right (if anyone) doesn’t matter whatsoever, as are most disagreements.
Not sure I understand.
Are you saying it doesn’t matter who or what is right in disagreements? I’d like to differ with you when life is on the line, e.g., the jabs.
In that case, I’m right and it damn sure matters.
No, I should have been clearer. Our disagreements on personalities and their motives is pointless, IMO, because it is mostly impossible to know who is right, and whoever is right about that personality doesn’t matter because the personality is the personality, and his motive is his motive.
Our differing opinions on personalities and motives (like Wolf) are irrelevant to anything consequential.
And, personalities, motives and opinions are always subject to change, so by the time we express our opinion what once may have been right is now wrong.
As long as everyone understands that even if I’m wrong, I’m right.
That goes without saying! Everyone here knows that!
Yes he is.
I understand what you’re saying, but this is what was so surprising about that discussion. Naomi Wolf didn’t ask for people to trust her. She didn’t ask for people to forgive her. Those of us reporting the story here didn’t indicate in any way that this now means Naomi can be trusted. So the leap from Naomi realizing she has been duped, admitting it, and telling US she is sorry, to the negative reactions, was, and is still, jarring and puzzling.
As Gail said above, everything is not about our feelings. If we can’t look at an occurrence dispassionately and see it for what it is without placing our own filters on it, then we will be in a weaker position in this fight.
TT, people are very angry over what has been done to them over the last three years.
I personally have lost friends, am estranged somewhat from my eldest son, have had to deal with childhood trauma all over again, etc.
So, when these people we don’t know, i.e. Wolfe, apologize for what they did, it rings somewhat hollow in light of the experiences of the last few years. “I’m sorry” is just a phrase. Naomi has gone some way towards making up for it with her crusade about the vaxx. I give her credit for that. But dispassion is difficult when the price of the mistakes made has been so high.
I also am angry about the past three years. I’ve had experiences that I haven’t shared here that were unnecessarily traumatic and life-altering for people dear to me.
Are you holding Naomi Wolf responsible for the difficulties you mention?
She was a believer until she wasn’t. I hold them all responsible.
Can you imagine what would have happened if everyone just said “NO?”
Those who didn’t, especially those in positions of influence, enabled what happened to one degree or another.
I am happy that she is crusading about the vax. I am glad she says she is starting to see the lies. As I said I lived for years among the Commie Brainwashed. There were two types. The Hippie flowers and rainbows type trying to ‘correct’ injustice. (I think Naomi belongs in that bucket) and the Gestapo – KILL non conformist types.
At this point I TRUST very very few.
I also VERY VERY VERY much want trials and swift punishment.
I agree, 100%.
Agree with your basic premise about hurt feelings, but IMO it oversimplifies. There have been issues of justice, fair dealing, and vile personal attacks, none worth going into.
OK, take a sabbatical if your feelings have been hurt, or a situation got unpleasantly contentious.
But here is another suggestion, take a sabbatical if YOU (not Gail you, general you) have caused feelings to be hurt, or have created unpleasant contention. That, IMO, is more in line with what bakocarl is saying.
Not having been blessed with an irenic spirit, and naturally motivated by contentious “debate,” (a circumstance I am not proud of, and struggle to overcome), sometimes I see the value of bowing out for the sake of others until I have settled down. I wish there were an easier way, like changing my personality, but cruder methods like just shutting up and taking a time-out will have to do.
From time to time the site undergoes a period where others are lectured to about their lack of resolve, fortitude, toughness; they are told to stop demoralizing. IOW, be more like “me” (not me me, the general me). This pov has never struck me as being productive, or understanding of human nature. If you are Patton, sure, go ahead and slap the poor guy silly. But chances are very few of us are Patton.
Jesus said that all of us will be judged by every word that comes out of our mouth. That is a show-stopping thought. I just called a guy an “attention whore,” and after my post was permanent, I wondered how those words will look to Jesus.
God bless the stainless steely-spined folks, the ones with ice water in their veins. And it is not rare for me, personally, to wonder how it is, after all these years, I feel the emotions I feel.
But I try to imagine others with having those same emotions, regardless of how they look on the outside, and then sometimes the understanding gets better.
“…I wish there were an easier way, like changing my personality, but cruder methods like just shutting up and taking a time-out will have to do….”
I have a very very nasty temper and will literally go berserk. It is a defense mechanism I learned from dealing with a 6’6″ brother who was 8 years older and abused me mentally and literally. (Not sexually) I managed to win in a physical fight by going into a different ‘gear’ (And scared the crap out of my ex-brother)
This means I MUST walk away or I can hurt someone. I have put two much larger people in the hospital who continued needling me when I tried to walk away and then made the mistake of putting hands on me.
So yes if you must WALK AWAY if needed.
I try to not treat others as ex-brother treated me. HOWEVER we do have to toughen up. The CABAL INTENTIONALLY made us cry-babies (Micro aggressions and safe spaces.)
So toughen up and realize a bitchy attitude is THEIR PROBLEM and not yours!
Remember the Cabal WILL be sending agents to provoke us. Wolfie has tried to make this reasonably safe but there are no guarantees.
Society made an error when it outlawed spring guns. They were very effective ways of “learnin’ manners” and property rights.
Another thought on what Jesus thinks. I believe that praying is important, but that Jesus knows what I am trying to say without me being explicit. Alternately He knows what I would have said in anger, without it coming out of my mouth (or comment). Ask for forgiveness and feel better. Didn’t mean to sound like Carter with lust in his heart. 😀
Thank you for this.
IMO, what people need to be doing now as part of “growing a spine”, is to be shoring up / adding to, good health of their body, mind, and spirit. Anything that detracts from or lessens good health needs to be avoided.
I certainly agree. Food and oxygen affect our brain BIG TIME as I have found out as I get older. Pain can make one very very grouchy and quick to take offence.
And as long as we are talking about why people leave the site, here is another possibility: the leaver just does not like a person or persons on the site, literally cannot stand them.
I know, people are supposed to just scroll by. I just do not think that is within the realm of being realistic, human beings being what they are. And the site itself becomes toxic when scrolling by is required.
Cthulu said something more than a year ago which I have thought about. He said you can tell who likes you on the site and who does not by who likes your comments. As Cthulu does a lot, he noticed something which IMO was not generally noticed (at least by me). In an odd but human way, it functions as a personal judgement.
Funny thing, NONE of the people you (Gail) mentioned who went away because of hurt feelings EVER struck me as the type of person who would do ANTHING significant because of hurt feelings (look at those names!).
I do not know, naturally, but I think it more likely that they just came to despise someone (or someones) on the site, and went to find more congenial company. After all, look at the hours each of us spends here.
But rather than speculate why people leave, IMO, it is a far, far better thing to express the actual fact that they are respected and missed.
That’s a good observation by both cthulhu and you, but it is not a hard and fast rule (and I know I don’t have to tell you that). Sometimes when I’m short on time I scroll through a whole group of comments without using the “like” feature. Sometimes I’m just tired and don’t bother. 😅 So I hope people don’t read too much into “likes.”
What would be really telling is a “dislike” button, and I am in no way advocating for that!
Things can devolve if we get too wrapped up in our own emotions and stop giving the benefit of the doubt and being polite.
Manners are the lubricant of civilization!
Seems I am not the first to say that. 🤓
Manners are the lubricant of civilization and as the always handsomely turned out Fred Astaire said: “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.”
Fred Astaire was such a classy guy.
Yes he was.
That was when movies were great and well worth going to.
Absolutely not a hard and fast rule, just a rule of thumb, and maybe not even true at that (although IMO it is probably true).
Feelings DO get hurt. We are humans, we have feelings, they get hurt.
On occasion I say, if we met each other face to face, we would probably be pleasantly surprised, and like each other better. We would see that there is “more” to the person than we thought.
But who knows. I just miss the people who are gone, each was distinctive. If they come back, there would be Prodigal Son levels of happiness.
Sometimes I think how awesome it would have been to meet wheatie in person. But I did not, and so it goes.
“But I did not, and so it goes.”
“He said you can tell who likes you on the site and who does not by who likes your comments.”
I like everyone here.
I just wish we were meeting under better circumstances.
In this discussion, you have special significance to me. Not worth going into, but your absence for awhile caused my absence for awhile, and your return caused my return. And it has nothing to do with hurt feelings.
I was still here… I just wasn’t able to post 😁
I remember reading here during one of those days, where someone asked about me, and it was suggested that I was refusing to cooperate or something like that, and Aubergine posting something like Scott, if you can read this, give it up man, so you can come back! (or words to that effect).
It was very frustrating, because there wasn’t anything I could do. There wasn’t anything for me to ‘give up’.
I could read everything, but I couldn’t reply. Well, I could reply, I think I tested it just about every day, but it was only visible for about 15-30 seconds, and then it went to the Bin, never to be seen again.
Then after what seemed like a month or two, I could reply, but it was on a sort of delay, i.e., my posts all went to the Bin for review, and then showed up on the site later, if the post was approved after review. So my post might show up 5-10 minutes after I posted or replied to someone, or several hours or more later, or not at all.
It was an improvement, but still impossible to have any back-and-forth discussion with anyone.
Then one day, suddenly my posts stopped going to the Bin 😁
My memory is more specific than your recounting, and more comprehensive. I remember well the post you cite, but it was not from Aubergine, and it did not exactly say what you say. There was an ironic aspect to the series of events which made a firm impression on me. But all is well, and it is always a pleasure to read your posts.
You are always very kind, Tonawanda.
Between your comment and one of Steve’s fairly recent comments, I may have to get my memory checked… or get counseling to stop gaslighting myself 😂
you’rewe’re back! 👍 😂
Naomi Wolf is not your loved one or friend who just overcame a lifetime of brainwashing. Naomi Wolf is professional propagandist who spent her entire career being artificially propped up by cabal media and algorithms over worthier people. Naomi Wolf was the one brainwashing your loved one or friend. You ask how many lives she has saved; I’ll ask how many women she has led to ruin, loneliness, and prescription pill addictions from her decades of spreading destructive women’s lib ideology that was intentionally designed to break apart the family unit. Naomi Wolf helped build and enable this rotten system.
Folks, this is war. This is not about “hurt feelings”; this is about ensuring that this never happens again to future generations. If all the propagandists need to do is write a “Whoops, sorry” as soon as it is convenient to do so and continue to keep their influence despite demonstrating a severe lack of judgment, then things are never going to change.
Sundance explained it well the first time, so I am going to post it again.
IMO we should look at her life, not just the most recent events of the day. Did she apologize for all of the other stuff? We are also talking about a feminist consultant to Al Gore and Slick Clinton.
Was she at J6? If so, she is qualified to give her opinion. If not, she has no basis on which to disagree with Tucker Carlson’s take on the events unless her leftist friends on the committee gave her access to the video.
To each their own.
Very astute, you are. Kudos.
That’s not what is happening here. Naomi Wolf’s influence about COVID and vaccines reveals truth and has for quite some time. That’s a positive, not a negative.
As for “convenience,” I don’t think it was convenient for her to admit she was wrong about the lies about Trump. I don’t see any advantage to her in doing that. No doubt she is making huge enemies on the Left, and no one on the Right is saying, “Great. Now we trust you about everything.” She will have to continue on the journey and prove herself. And hopefully there will be enough people who will work with her to help her see more truth, and also to hold her accountable.
Regarding severe lack of judgment, do you know of anyone who voted for Obama but whose eyes were opened and is now thoroughly MAGA and completely trustworthy? I do. Bad judgment? Perhaps one could say so. But if we don’t allow people to get past that, we are hampering our side’s ability to continue to wake people up.
I had to develop thick skin and had to make a choice early in my life to wilt or to developed a survivor mechanism. It is astounding what people say at time in a personal manner.
Now for many years I realized if someone is rude it has to do something in a person not in me though I am capable of being rude also. Learning to know one self why I am triggered the cause of it. I could go into Christian spirituality and the peace of Christ in the end that is where it is.
What will they come up with next?
Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder
What will they come up with next?
Creativity to be a Mental Illness
It takes considerable time to know the character of a person hired to help you.
Isn’t it? It would cause great distress to many couch potatoes.
DOJ Slapped with Legal Motion After Tucker’s Jan. 6 Footage Exposes Govt’s Misleading Claims
Great news. Dismantle the Federal J6 Lies, One at a time. Bastards, Feds that is.
It is impossible to undo the damage the lies over dead cops on J6, the fire extinguisher, etc.
Open admission by Feds. The Fed LIE, would start to wake the fricken normies.
BTW. Off the wall thought.
From linked article.
“Sicknick died from two strokes at the base of his brain stem caused by an artery clot.”
I want to see Merrick Garland on the stand and asked to PROVE the claim officers died AT THE CAPITOL on JAN 6th.
Yup, AND more…
Subpoena Garland. Hold the televised hearing. Play a clip of Garland lying about J6 LE deaths. THEN DEMAND PROOF, followed by resignation.
IF Garland, Wray or any of them lying assholes said LE were murdered on J6 at the Capitol were under Oath, refer to DOJ DEMANDING prosecution.
At Senate AND House hearings, conservatives should publicly demand
D-RatsUniparty by NAME, that have LIED about LE murders on J6 PROVE their accusations. R-ConsRepublicans = Uniparty.
WH prestitutes, should ask BiteMe for proof. demand it when stonewalled.
Same goes for Hoe, Shag and all them fuck sticks.
Love your way with words, right to the point. F***sticks LOL
In case you missed it, Gail has a new article up
and TradeBait posted one also earlier –
the two complement each other and if you’re like me and what’s going on with SVB and
more to come leaves you flummoxed, then some reading may help …
a rainy Sunday here in the Sandhills, and I’m in my comfy chair …
Happy Sunday all …
Sandhills… N or S Carolina?
We are in the CLAY 🙄
South … we still have CLAY as most of the top soil is GONE …
Spent some years in the 1970s in Columbia SC but decided it was too hot so settled in NC 2 decades later.
45 mis away at GA/SC border… grew up in Charleston, used to and love the heat! NC is beautiful and cooler of course!
I grew up in northern NY I have seen 30 and even 40 below on a routine basis. Hubby and I find NC a very nice compromise.
Now if we could just get rid of the Soros PLANT Cooper, and the high taxes, it would be a really great state.
include Ms Lindsey here with that … and apparently Tim Scott … 😉
Tillis and Burr…
exactly … long list
DO not miss this Tucker Carlson (Start at 7 minutes of the 12 minutes) the truth about how the CIA shoved Nixon out of the White House. Nixon told the 2nd in command at the CIA he KNEW who killed JFK and it gets more interesting from there..
Of course Nixon knew … it was the person who advised him to ‘resign’ rather than face impeachment, which would have resulted in removal … which was a LIE as they were as bogus as those brought against Trump … and guess who pretended to befriend Nixon, and who later would become president himself…. ‘Poppy’ –
Y’all ever wonder why JFK Jr named his magazine “GEORGE” ????
NO … he himself said for whom it was …and why …
The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers Of The Road – 5/14/1982 – unknown (Official) – YouTube
He’s the one who is a disgrace!
Mike Pence: history will hold Donald Trump accountable over Capitol attack..
Former vice-president, speaking at Gridiron dinner, says it ‘mocks decency’ to portray January 6 as anything other than a ‘disgrace’
Mike Pence: history will hold Donald Trump accountable over Capitol attack | US Capitol attack | The Guardian
IMO, there’s likely real infighting going on between the Pence camp, the DeSantis camp, and the RNC over which person will get the “closed-door approval” for the RNC Presidential nomination in 2024.
Pence has no chance. IMO.
Pence thinks he is relevant, which he is not.
DeSantis has Big Money.
RNC, whores for money, will go with DeSantis.
DNC AND RNC will work out the details, in the shadows. <<< Partners.
Pompous Pence will become the Anti-Trump, which will leave DeSnake to become the Trump lite candidate. All the while why being controlled by the big $$$. He’ll talk the good talk but won’t walk the talk if he’s elected.
The only people I can imagine Pence being popular with could be older folks who aren’t tuned in, who think he’s a good Christian example and who probably still like the Bushes. Pure speculation on my part. I don’t think Pence is particularly likable, but he is a good speaker and makes himself appear virtuous.
He was planning to be the nominee in 2016, remember? He and Paul Ryan on the ticket… he will garner the support of Fundamentalists, who never trusted Trump… and the DIMs, who don’t have a back bench and who have almost no credibility … cheaper and easier than the huge steal of 2020… more importantly, he is a puppet … proven to fully support not only DC establisment aka ‘the swamp’ … but also the Cabal. Add DeSantis to the ticket …
Ol’ dark and gloomy here doesn’t think we will have anymore elections. The Nazis are in charge… literally. jes my 2 cents of course… but
Pence is a good, albeit, boring actor.
JUDAS PENCE betrayed President Trump, the Constitution and the American voters.
Pence, as Vice President, was in charge of the White House Election Integrity task force – and he did not establish any guidelines or means to prevent or prosecute or remediate election/ballot fraud through mail-in ballots and other means.
In January 2021, Pence refused to stand for election integrity in the face of brazen obvious election fraud – refused to decertify the electors or call for the states to rectify the fraudulent results. Pence went along with the January 6 false flag operation and joined the smear of President Trump and his MAGA patriot supporters.
He’s the one who’s going to be remembered in history as the Traitor.
With luck there is a nice place for him in Dante’s Ninth Circle.
I sure hope there is room!
There’s always room at the Hotel Dante. You can check out any time you like but you can never leave.
WSB brought a lengthy thread here a few days ago… that clearly sets forth Pence’s treason… it was late at night.
Did you see it, archive it Gail? I believe it originated OT… WSB was thorough with the posts and I understand others are looking at it carefully…
See my comment in this thread.
Sundance made it an official post at CTH:
Thank you Eilert!
I saved it in my word files. And now I bookmarked Sundance’s copy.
Thank you dear Lady … you are a treasure.
But will he hang himself or will he ‘splode?
Nothing decent about Pence. Disgracefull on J6. Disgraceful during Covidiocy.
Not to mention ELECTION FRAUD. A task force he ALSO fumbled… No doubt on purpose.
see my post above under GA/FL … not sure why it didn’t post here… clumsy fingers I suppose;-)
WSB brought the comment from Regitiger at CTH here a few days ago.
Sundance made this an official post at CTH
The Parliamentary Motive Behind the J6 Fedsurrection – The Last Refuge (theconservativetreehouse.com)
Oh good. Then I ca book mark that article.
Apparently this exchange is starting to get a lot of traction.
Imagine IF Tucker or someone with a huge audience picked it up AND gave it an hour, to a National audience.
Couple the J6 coup, with what Tucker has already exposed on J6, we might get serious action traction, righting wrongs. Accountability against traitors.
Be GREAT if GWP picked up this CTH article / thread.
I’ll bet Bannon picks it up. Then it’ll spread like wildfire.
Actor Randy Quaid draws the line, declares WAR on liberals, “you’re my enemy, the enemy of America”…
Quaid IS Correct. Doubt it? READ THE ARTICLE.
I can confirm that during my visit to Washington DC last Christmas/ New Year I was informed that the US DoD were responsible for both the virus and the vaccines. Fort Detrick was named. Also a facility in Canada. (1/2)
10:19 am · 12 Mar 2023
By the end of the month I expect to see the start of criminal proceedings against the many politicians and officials who are responsible around the world. (2/2)
Looks genuine to me scroll down from this one to see them…
Tweets by ABridgen
“….Fort Detrick was named….”
That is exactly what Dr Judy Mikovits said too.
I have to take the time to listen and take notes of the last 1/2 of that video. However she talks so fast and jams so much info in that it is very tough
Mar 3, 12:05 pm EST
Flannel Friday: JT Wilde, Gregg Phillips & Patriot Games and Dr Judy Mikovitshttps://rumble.com/v2bl0lo-live-1205p-et-flannel-friday-jt-wilde-gregg-phillips-and-patriot-games-and-.html
I wonder about those Two? who died and it was blamed on vaping.
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