DEAR MAGA: Open Thread 20230316

Where to start?

We’re more likely to follow the money, but, hey, we all need to follow something.

Okay, here we go:

Badlands News Brief – March 15, 2023

The American Diet Has a Sandwich Problem

Since when have government standards on nutrition been right?

The American Banking Crisis & The Faustian Bargain to Come

Unless one was asleep, for a couple of days to three years, the United States had yet another crisis brewing to a froth over the past weekend. The results of Slaughterhouse Ten, those banks declining by -10% on the Casino Stock Exchange, will be ongoing amid the septuagenarian-led responses at the Federal Reservethe Treasury and by the Commander-in-Chief. This assured crisis is left to the tired and inflexible bones of three persons never known to be particularly creative, gifted with crisis management, or messaging to guide a country through the assured hardships that lay ahead. Unlike others, I will not continue to lay blame at their doorstep (in totality, this time) however. The overt wasting of our Founders’ inheritance, the rights and liberties that came at a dear price (not always perfectly shared across The People), is actively and maliciously attributable to forces within and international actors that grip us like a boa constrictor.

University Asks Judge To Block Release Of Documents Related To Dangerous Coronavirus Research

University of North Carolina tries to hide from the past.

Stanford Advises Students That They Can Seek Support from the DEI Dean Who Supported Their Denial of Free Speech

In what may constitute the most tone deaf response to an academic scandal in history, Stanford University is advising conservative students involved with the recently cancelled Federalist Society event that they can “reach out” to various resources, including DEI Dean Tirien Steinbach who helped shutdown the event. It is akin to the Oscars telling Chris Rock that Will Smith is available as an emotional support coach. You know what is emotionally therapeutic for those denied free speech? Free speech.

Even Jonathan Turley is waking up to the baloney.

Inside the Coming Wall Street Journal Shake-Up

The J6 Committee’s Obstruction of Justice

Britons Skipping Meals, And Living In Cold Houses To Cope With Inflation

Put that with COVID shots, and it sets up some REALLY unhealthy living in the UK.

RFK Jr. Says CIA Is Connected to 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Leahy and Daschle? Both are Dems. What did they know?

Sure enough, NewsGuard gets federal funding

Texas Border Sector Reports 10K Known Border Crossers in Single Week

Trump Proven Correct As Over 1.2 Million Ineligible Voters Removed From LA Voter Rolls

Imagine that.

The Democrat-Media Insurrection Myth

At Wellesley College, Students Vote to Admit Trans Men

Go woke, get raped. Wait for it.

How to Separate Fact From Fiction

Study: Vitamin D Reduces Dementia Risk by 40%

Nonprofits push startup diversity aims during Silicon Valley Bank crisis

As Silicon Valley Bank’s customers panicked about their money stuck at the lender last week, some deep-pocketed nonprofits, including major foundations, privately floated an unorthodox idea: Giving cash infusions to startups in exchange for their agreement to certain diversity and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) principles, people familiar with the matter said.

The government’s move on Sunday to protect all uninsured deposits made those funds unnecessary. But the proposal reflects the growing, opportunistic demands of venture capital investors, like university endowments and nonprofits, which have been sending questionnaires to VCs they back about diversity numbers, greenhouse gas emissions, and other governance issues.

Rep. Chip Roy Formally Endorses DeSantis For President Although He Has Not Announced

The swamp is actively pushing for a man the main street voters in the blue collar world would rather have as a player to be named later.

And now for the it’s just too coincidental to be a coincidence from the Ides of March:

Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump: War against the Elite

The COVFEFE Dig

Both pieces revolve around the efforts to rid the nation of central banks and bankers. Andrew Jackson succeeded and that lasted about eighty years. President Kennedy gave it a shot and was publicly executed for his efforts. President Donald Trump also would like to see the end of the central bank known as the Federal Reserve. For some reason, the author of the second Substack piece seems to believe that Trump would be pushing us toward Bitcoin – famous for the Pepe frog – rather than a currency backed in a commodity. Some of us think President Trump is smarter than that, but that’s the supposition of the author.

Along the way, it is noticed that BOTH pieces were published on March 15, the Ides of March, and the deadline for tax payment in the Roman Empire. Yes, Julius Caesar was stabbed on the date, but there is more significance than just his death.

March 15 also happens to be Andrew Jackson’s birthday.

Put all that together along with a lot of tweeting that happened on March 15 over the years, and the author of the second piece makes some really rather out there arguments for the importance of the numbers 3,1, and 5 in the coded communications being passed around by Trump and others for which we in the cheap seats do not have a decoder ring. Along the way, said author takes us down numerical gematria lane. For many years, I discounted much of the idea of gematria, until I heard the famous, and AMAZINGLY knowledgeable Jimmy Akin explain that the number of the Beast in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) is/was gematria in multiple languages for Nero. Listen to his explanation here if the reader likes. I should have it cued up to 44:47 where the question regarding the Beast is asked. (And, yes, Fr. G.R., my sophomore religion teacher, did tell us that the Beast was Nero and Nero’s Rome.)

TWEETS:

Now they tell the people. [FACEPALM]

https://twitter.com/PTRUMPFORTX2020/status/1635941485051891714

He created the world’s most popular operating system? Which was ripped off from another operating system, and he strong-armed computer makers to put HIS system on their product exclusively? With VISTA I managed to crash the internet in an entire building one time.

The Sacramento Bee has apologized, and Charlie is considering legal action.

ICYMI:

https://twitter.com/PapiTrumpo/status/1636053543290372097

Did I already post this?

MEMES:

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1635770292415913984

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1636094226617212928
https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1636107673878904832

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JEREMIAH 7:23-28

23But this command I gave them, `Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’ 24But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. 25From the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt to this day, I have persistently sent all my servants the prophets to them, day after day; 26yet they did not listen to me, or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. 27“So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. 28And you shall say to them, `This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.

LUKE 11:14-23

14Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the people marveled. 15But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Be-el’zebul, the prince of demons”; 16while others, to test him, sought from him a sign from heaven. 17But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Be-el’zebul. 19And if I cast out demons by Be-el’zebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 20But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace; 22but when one stronger than he assails him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoil. 23He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

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SATIRE!

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pgroup2

Lots of us refer to the Book of Revelation in discussing where we are on the timeline.

I suggest that we pay a bit more attention to the Book of Daniel, starting at chapter 7.

TradeBait2

^^^ Absolutely. We need to remember that John knew the words of Daniel when he wrote Revelation as well.

cthulhu

Thank you, DePat, for a well-crafted post. Now I have to chase a bunch of links so I can be half as well-informed as you are.  😀 

pgroup2

You are such a flirt.  😉 

cthulhu

It’s not exactly flirting when you recognize something nice that someone has done for you.

pgroup2

Now you’re being a bit stiff.

Lighten up, Francis.  😅 

cthulhu

I hadn’t realized that Critical Comment Theory was a thing. I blame public schools.

cthulhu
michaelh

We should be calling it the Department of Non-Education to break the spell of the Orwelling double-speak.

Every low-info liberal idiot hears “break up the Department of Education? Why does he want to do away with schools?!?”

By contrast normal people and parents recognize that the Department of Non-Education is a wasteful federal bureaucracy that doesn’t teach anyone anything. At its best it duplicates the workforce training programs that already exist in the Department of Labor. But more often it’s about distorting educational outcomes and taking power away from local communities and parents.

cthulhu

It’s amazing that, for the damage they do, the DoEd is only about 3,000 people.

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ROBERT BAKER

That just shows you that small government is more effective when they put their minds to it. I think the solution to DoE’s damage to the country is a massive hiring campaign. If we can just get them above 10,000 employees they might not destroy the country.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

This is why one of my openers cautions people to call not for small government but limited (i.e., bounded) government.

A bounded government wouldn’t have a DoPE, no matter how small the Department of (P)ublic Education was.

ROBERT BAKER

So many ideas turn on the choice of a single word- small or limited. They lead down very different paths.

TheseTruths

Federal Reserve to launch instant payment service ‘FedNow’ in July
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/federal-reserve-to-launch-instant-payment-service-fednow-in-july-210022218.html

[emphasis mine]

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will launch its long-awaited instant payment service FedNow in July.

The instant payment network will settle payments in seconds, with the capability to support consumer-to-consumer, consumer-to-merchant, merchant-to-merchant, and bank-to-bank transactions.

“The launch reflects an important milestone in the journey to help financial institutions serve customer needs for instant payments to better support nearly every aspect of our economy.”

According to the Fed, a mix of banks of all sizes, including the largest processors and the U.S. Treasury, are on board. The central bank is continuing to speak with financial institutions and service providers to test the program ahead of its implementation.

“With the launch drawing near, we urge financial institutions and their industry partners to move full steam ahead with preparations to join the FedNow Service,” said Ken Montgomery, first vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and FedNow program executive.

Montgomery noted availability of the service is just the beginning, and growing the network of participating financial institutions will be key to increasing the availability of instant payments for consumers and businesses across the country…

The Fed maintains making funds immediately available will help Americans living paycheck to paycheck or small businesses with cash flow constraints by avoiding late payment fees and freeing up working capital to finance growth.

Analysts say FedNow could also cut demand for payday loans as consumers won’t have to wait for a check to clear. For businesses, there could also be upside for better paying suppliers on time, and businesses could embrace it as a less costly, and more certain, way to accept consumer payments.

Fed Governor Michelle Bowman said last year that FedNow, which will enable consumers and businesses to send payments instantly, could offer some of the same benefits as a central bank digital currency. 😦

pgroup2

Does Ms Bowman’s statement mean that we won’t get CBDC if we accept FedNow?

Asking for numerous friends.

cthulhu

Is this supposed to replace the ACH system?

TheseTruths

I don’t know.

para59r

Seems for an inch of efficiency, we willingly open the door for endless tyranny.

kalbokalbs

Only problem here, we are not willingly doing anything.

Banks and their partners, the Feds, preparing to screw us. Again.

kalbokalbs

Here I thought ACH worked just fine. Well, for me it has for years.

Fed Now, No Thanks. Not that I get a vote. Or that the Feds care what I think.

Ahhhh, got it…

Feds are gonna do what they do best, Break Something That Already Works.

Besides, it smells like early stages CBDC. Laying the CBDC Framework.

TheseTruths

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This is maddening. He should be nowhere near the reins of power.

singingsoul1

He is a psychopath

Please

and the thousand people behind him…

… and the million around the world that support him

TheseTruths

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pgroup2

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. This fits right in with the rest of their impossible fantasies.

GA/FL

It’s irresponsible to put children on a bus with a high risk of suddenly unpredictably bursting into flames. The children could not easily escape.

GA/FL
kalbokalbs

There is a positive side to this. ^^^

pgroup2

To be honest, all batteries have a positive side.

Bada boom. I’ll show myself out.

kalbokalbs

  :wpds_razz: 

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

And we could do without the negativity here. 😀

pgroup2

[loud snort]

WSB

HA!!!!

TheseTruths

LOL!

pgroup2

Not much different than a baby escaping an abortion. They just don’t care about children very much, either in utero or in electric buses.

michaelh

from: James O <Okeefetips@protonmail.com>
to: mhtx76
date: Mar 15, 2023, 2:40 PM

Hey Michael, 

 I JUST launched my new venture today. It’s called O’Keefe Media Group,
Check out our new video where I announce that we’re going to put cameras in the hands of THOUSANDS of people. 

VIDEO: 

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 – James 

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michaelh

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Andy’s proud of you

cthulhu

Can’t wait to see the letterhead. I’m hoping for a giant OMG to be prominently featured.

TheseTruths

I tried to copy the logo but it didn’t work. It’s the letters OMG “squeezed” into the shape of a circle. You can see it on the website: https://okeefemediagroup.com/index.html

Barb Meier

The OMG that zooms in is named logo_omg.svg. I was able to save a copy locally by viewing the source in the Safari browser.

I opened it in Adobe Illustrator, which is where it was created. It has a transparent background and the characters are white. I changed the white drawing color to black.

I saved it in Illustrator as a PDF file and from there saved a copy of the PDF as PNG and cropped just the OMG part, which I think is what you’re interested in.

logo_omg_black2.png
Barb Meier

Oh, and I had to open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro to have the tools to change the file format. This png I made, I actually did the final png crop in Preview but I could also have used Photoshop or other graphic editing software.

cthulhu

TYVM!

Barb Meier

You’re most welcome. Use it with love, coothie! hehe

TheseTruths

Wow! Sounds like a lot of work. Thank you!

GA/FL

May the Lord bless and protect James O’Keefe and his truth seekers from all evil and harm. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Valerie Curren

Amen!

kalbokalbs

Enjoyed that video clip.

<Four minutes.

Not so subtle digs at pv board and whining sniveling dogs at pv.

TheseTruths

Celebrities Panic As Trump Plans To Reveal Private Details Of Relationships
https://conservativebrief.com/trump-celebrities-71641/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=ProTrumpNews

Former President Donald Trump is preparing to show private letters given to him by celebrities and they are going insane. In his next book, titled “Letters To Trump,” the former president will show how people who are against him now loved him before he campaigned for president in 2016, Breitbart News reported.

“The book includes correspondence with such wide-ranging figures as royal world leaders like Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana; cultural figures like Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jackson; sports stars like Shaquille O’Neal; and former presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. It also has correspondence Trump had with foreign leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro,” Breitbart reported.

“I think they’re going to see a very fascinating life. I knew them all — and every one of them kissed my ass, and now I only have half of them kissing my ass,” he quipped in his interview with Breitbart.

🤣 😅 😂

Now notable people, like Jay Leno and Hillary Clinton, are screeching and saying that they never gave Trump permission to use their letters in his book.

“Jay did not release, nor authorize any use of any letter to Mr. Trump,” a representative for Leno said to Newsweek.

A spokesperson for Clinton took it much more personally.

“Nothing says deeply-insecure-has-been quite like publishing private correspondence with the hope that people will believe you once garnered respect,” Nick Merrill said to Newsweek. “Feels like the adult equivalent of when a toddler proudly presents you with what they’ve done on the potty.”

But Trump’s publisher, Winning Team Productions, said that there is no copyright protection for the personal letters.

Should be very interesting…

kalbokalbs

Looking forward to TWs with these letters. Spammed them on FB. Endless laughs.

WSB

I wanna see the security tapes of ALL Trump properties.

kalbokalbs

Slow guy not following. Help, please.

pgroup2

Clint is not going to be pleased that he is lumped in with those who ‘kissed’ DJT’s ass.

Dumb error IMO.

Dora

I don’t like the whole idea.

I wish he wouldn’t do it.

kalbokalbs

I’m OK with it.

Shows the two-faced nature of those who believe themselves to be elite.

No big deal to change perspectives, as time goes forward. They can comment if they wish. Maybe even grow-a-cet.

Brave and Free

^ In agreement ^

Please

I don’t disagree, but I’d guess the lefty elites who get called out will say REALPOTUS is the one who changed.

kalbokalbs

Quite likely.

Rather sure Trump will take the high road. Present everything quite honestly for everyone involved, cited. It will be left to slime ball elites to snivel.

A look at Trump back then, and now, will reflect elites are full of shit.

pgroup2

They could just read Art of the Deal. There’s very little difference then to now.

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Brave and Free

I am sure there’s a reason, what I don’t know. Maybe to call out more FAKE friends. Will be interesting to see where it goes if anywhere.

kalbokalbs

Yup. For me, on the surface it is calling out two-faced liberals for the liars, go with the flow herd, they are. Piss on them all.

mollypitcher5

ITA Dora.
Endless ridicule and vitriol, even if deserved, brings negative attention. Why not stay on point and emphasize the good his ideas and policies can do ?

kalbokalbs

For slow folk like me. ITA, may be, In Total Agreement.

Dora

Thank you. I didn’t know what it meant either.

TheseTruths

I just learned a new one. ☺️

mollypitcher5

Sorry folks…had to do yard work …yep, I totally agree is what it meant

TheseTruths

My impression is that this is just a nice book that shows historical communications with Trump. The article is making it sensational. No doubt leftists who praised him would prefer that not be revealed, but the purpose of the book is not blatantly “gotcha.” I expect it to be a nice coffee table book. If they complain, they will only draw attention to it.

pgroup2

You are quite astute.

TheseTruths

TY. TYVM. 😅

pgroup2

I’m tempted to say “TheseTruths has left the building.” in a deep announcer’s PA voice.

TheseTruths

😂

TheseTruths

I can understand that. I think, in context, it’s not such a bad idea. It’s not Trump blatantly saying, “See, all these people supported me before.” It’s a compendium of his contacts, relationships, and letters over many years, including royalty, heads of state, financial titans, politicians, etc., and it is sort of a historical reference. It will blow over and people will get over it, I think.

phoenixrising

why?

mollypitcher5

I guess my thought is that when he goes off on those mini rants about people complete with nicknames it sort of cheapens the message but looks like most people here think it’s a classic Trumpian move so I’ll watch and see how it goes !

kalbokalbs

Doubtful the book will be a rant, or have name calling.

I’ll bet, the book is a “Class Act”.

Any issues, with letters in the book, won’t be Trump’s doing. Rather fools in media, letter author’s, or goof doing someone else’ bidding.

mollypitcher5

I don’t think the book itself will be a rant…..I think he won’t be able to resist doing his mini rant during rallies. The crowd will roar…it’s what he does

phoenixrising

I think these mini-rants are why he resonates with so many people… he doesn’t talk like a politician … he talks to us like we talk to each other. Just my 2 cents … 😉

mollypitcher5

I get it. It’s his way !

phoenixrising

There is NO protection for their correspondence PERIOD … which is why one must be careful what one puts in writing. Blackmailers love personal letter, right?

singingsoul1

Wise 🙂

Barb Meier

I agree phoenix and singing.

WSB

Love this!

cthulhu
pgroup2

Well, it took him long enough.

cthulhu

This comes as no great surprise, although having someone document it is unusual.

The quality of C code is improved if you swear at it.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/03/is-code-that-contains-swears-higher-quality-than-code-that-does-not/

michaelh

LOL in other words, anyone who’s ever had to write working code in C has had a heck of a time getting that $#!+ to work. True story!

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

By far worse is getting a damned Salt script working…but fortunately that’s niche. Also worse: bash.

RAC

This clip looks real, would like to know where it came from.
Was it transmitted back to its base before it crashed or was it a recording the RF found in the wreckage.

https://t.me/intelslava/45891

PS I was logged in but then it stopped working and told me I was logged out, same thing happened yesterday.

CMinTN

smiley2

woo hoo !

Press Release !

get excited !

 👉  March 15

Federal Reserve Announces July Launch For The FedNow Service

read about the gobbledegook, here…

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20230315a.htm

perhaps someone here can help translate the mumbo jumbo…Tradebait, hello ?

…as we continue to journey toward the CBDC.

xoxoxo  💌  🌐 

para59r

Touting real efficiencies to be gained to the most greedy persons on either end of the chain of haves and have nots with no mercy for those in-between and no mention of the long line of abuses that will be fed into the system once established.

pgroup2

Sounds right to me.

phoenixrising

Nothing to be excited about… but certainly something we need to know… just more evidence the FED doesn’t work for we, the people… more evidence they need to go.

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Something else you ‘may’ want to know …

https://educateinspirechange.org/3-countries-world-without-rothschild-central-bank/

In 2000 there were seven countries without a Rothschild owned or controlled Central Bank:

-Afghanistan
-Iraq
-Sudan
-Libya
-Cuba
-North Korea
-Iran

It is not a coincidence that these country, which are listed above were and are still being under attack by the western media, since one of the main reasons these countries have been under attack in the first place is because they do not have a Rothschild owned Central Bank yet. The first step in having a Central Bank establish in a country is to get them to accept an outrageous loans, which puts the country in debt of the Central Bank and under the control of the Rothschilds. If the country does not accept the loan, the leader of this particular country will be assassinated and a Rothschild aligned leader will be put into the position, and if the assassination does not work, the country will be invaded and have a Central Bank established with force all under the name of terrorism.

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Research if you don’t trust the link … then look at the “Clean Break Document” touted by Victoria Nuland’s husband Robert Kagan, co-founder in 1998 of the neoconservative Project for the New American Century (PNAC), along with Elliot Abrams (whose involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration led to his conviction in 1991 on two misdemeanor counts of unlawfully withholding information from Congress. He was later pardoned by president George H. W. Bush) Abrams  is currently a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela from 2019 to 2021 and as the U.S. Special Representative for Iran from 2020 to 2021.

kalbokalbs

Did not know. No, coincidences.

GA/FL

Thank you for your hard work and dedication bringing us the truth, Deplorable Patriot.

I love the splendid hymn today! It’s gorgeous, inspiring, comforting – the words, the voice, the scenery! Added it to my worship music links list and passed it on to my family.

Stew Peters seems to claim that the Bible verse that is left out of some translations is a recent thing. So I checked all my Bibles…

Matthew 17:21 reads: “But these kind do not come out but by prayer and fasting.”

This verse has always been under debate and is not included in some ancient Bible manuscripts.

My oldest Bible, a red letter KJV, has it in red as a quote from the Lord Jesus Christ.

My Newer KJV and Living Bible include this verse and have a note that some manuscripts do not include it.

My Amplified Bible – the early classic one – has verse 21 in italics.

My ESV and NIV do not, but have a note that says: “Some manuscripts include verse 21…”

IMO – If these words are a quote from Jesus Christ – it’s better to include them. And in my heart and mind, I do.

We sure do know that the evil one is hard to battle sometimes – and we need to bring our whole heart and mind and spirit and use GOD’s full range of spiritual weapons. Fervent prayer, repentance and fasting are among those weapons.

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GA/FL

2023 is the 250th anniversary of Amazing Grace.

https://www.museumofthebible.org/exhibits/amazing-grace-online-exhibit

michaelh

FWIW, I like to refer to the footnotes from the NET Bible because they give good transparency on the textual and translation issues

https://netbible.org/bible/Matthew+17#

GA/FL

It’s helpful to go to the Concordance, and see the Hebrew and Greek words and their roots and how the words are translated elsewhere in Scripture.

A single Bible verse is best interpreted when balanced with the whole of Scripture.

There is something called the ‘plain meaning of Scripture’ – which is similar to the traditional conservative interpretation of the US Constitution. One must use knowledge of the whole, logic, common sense, Occam’s Razor, etc. – rather than applying an agenda such as the LBGTXYZ agenda to Scripture.

Back in the early days of the Gay Bishop Episcopal Church crisis – one could see that the leftist liberal theologians were doing a lot of theological gymnastics to support their agenda.

They also used the Delphi technique in church meetings to achieve their ends….just like leftists do in fomenting and foisting their political agendas into law.

Back to the Bible – I like to use all English translations – and compare – doesn’t always settle things – but it gives me an overview of a verse’s meaning used over time.

Valerie Curren

https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Matthew%2017:21

This link shows 8 English versions that do not include that Bible verse, Matt 17:21. I don’t know if this link shows All English versions of the Bible or not…

TradeBait2
Tonawanda

Several days ago Anonymous Conservative referred to a study which suggested that excess zinc could play a role in creating Alzheimers. The link involves creation of plaque in the brain. AC said he altered his zinc intake as a result.

I found the study and wonder if anyone has any thoughts:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9164672/

michaelh

I don’t have a good source, but I read years ago that excess Aluminum is a key contributor.

It isn’t exactly a heavy metal but it’s hard to imagine that introducing ions that are foreign to the human body’s native biochemistry are going to be entirely safe.

I suspect that in terms of Zinc a lot depends on how the Zinc in delivered, and what forms it takes. Environmental Zinc exposure is a world different from taking OTC Zinc supplements.

pgroup2

Could you elaborate on the difference?

michaelh

Not really, I’m not a nutritionist lol, I just know there are different types of nutritional zinc. One trademarked variety is “Optizinc”

Aubergine

I never take more than 25 mg of zinc a day, unless I am sick. Then it’s 50 mg for three days, but not longer.

Too much zinc is toxic, and causes copper depletion. Not good.

Tonawanda

Good to know. My wife and I need to reduce our intake it seems.

Aubergine

The problem is, most people take too much because it generally comes in 50 mg caplets. I have to break mine in half, because I usually can’t find 25 mg dosage.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

I’ve settled for taking the 50mg caplet every other day.

Tonawanda

That makes sense.

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Especially since it’s one of those plastic capsules with powder inside, not a pill you can cut.

Tonawanda

We got 30 mg capsules, which may very well be too high considering other sources of zinc in our food.

My wife has a health issue possibly involving plaque, and that situation made me concerned about our zinc intake.

Aubergine

You could cut that 30 mg in half, and if you eat enough beef and pork, you would probably be fine.

michaelh

TikTok Alternative Clapper Gaining Traction
By Brett Hershman – Freelance Writer
Mar 16, 2023

https://dallasexpress.com/business-markets/tiktok-alternative-clapper-gaining-traction/

North Texas is home to one of the fastest-growing social media platforms.

Clapper is a video-based social media outlet promoting authenticity and providing a voice for the average person. Its tagline is: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Valued. 

The app was founded in 2020 in Plano, Texas, and has been considered a TikTok alternative for Generation X and Y. 

The app features no ads, allowing users to monetize their platforms through a subscription-based model. 

Clapper is currently ranked No.25 on the App store in the social network category and has 3 million registered accounts with around 100,000 daily active users.

“We initially created this platform because I believe the vertical community is the next generation of social networks,” Clapper CEO Edison Chen told The Dallas Express in an interview.

. . .

Despite TikTok’s rapid growth in America, Chen feels there still is an opportunity for an alternative geared towards Generation X and Y, who generally do not fare as well on TikTok. 

“We did some research and found out, you know, especially Gen X and Y, they have a hard time standing out, and they have a hard time with their content to be seen on TikTok,” Chen said.

“They are not as good at all the fancy effects, entertainment, and dancing that are all key features of TikTok, but I believe their content is still pretty valuable, and their experiences are worth being seen and heard.” 

. . . MORE . . .

pgroup2

Is it racist to notice that the CEO has a Chinese surname?

michaelh

Of course, the question is whether he’s supporting CCP TikTok or opposing it. . . would like to see some Epoch Times reporting on that

RAC

Only nominally so.

TheseTruths

I suppose it’s a good thing. I always think of James Clapper when I hear that name, and Gen X is old enough to know who he is if they were paying attention.

“They are not as good at all the fancy effects, entertainment, and dancing that are all key features of TikTok,

I’m finding it hard to understand why this is important. If you come across an amusing meme, send that to a friend and call it a day… 😂

duchess01

Verse of the Day for Thursday, March 16, 2023

“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” 

Psalms 37:11 (KJV)

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Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!

duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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BABY LIVES MATTER

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JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN

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duchess01

PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMEN.

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duchess01

PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

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TheseTruths

  :wpds_beg: 

kalbokalbs

Gail came to mind, when I read headline further below, from DPs opener.
Gail introduced UNC and Baric over three years ago. Prolly ~March / April 2020.
University Asks Judge To Block Release Of Documents Related To Dangerous Coronavirus Research https://12ft.io/proxy?
q=https%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F2023%2F03%2F14%2Funiversity-of-north-carolina-ralph-baric-us-right-to-know%2F

kalbokalbs

Grinning here. QTree has delivered over the years.

Another reason to KEEP Vitamin D levels up. Headline further below, from DPs opener.

Quite telling, CNN – Chinee News Network, bad mouthed Vitamin D.

Study: Vitamin D Reduces Dementia Risk by 40%

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/benbartee/2023/03/14/study-vitamin-d-reduces-dementia-risk-by-40-n1678314

michaelh

PragerU has released a free Parent Action Guide:

Sadly, many American schools have replaced education with indoctrination.

Instead of learning critical thinking and good values, children are being taught to focus on racial differences, to explore gender identity, and to see only the negative about America.

You should feel confident about what your children are learning from their teachers. But, unfortunately, many classrooms have become training grounds for activism instead of places of learning.

What can you do about it?

PragerU Kids is here to help. We have resources for parents, so you can take an active role in your child’s education. Download our Parent Action Guide, which is designed to assist you with:

  • How to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request access to curriculum and materials used in your student’s classroom
  • How to escalate your concerns and to whom
  • How to opt your child out of certain subjects and classroom activities
  • Other tips, tools, and templates to contact educational leaders and successfully advocate for your child

https://assets.ctfassets.net/qnesrjodfi80/18WDTi8qlqc5FZMBMchXQy/d63107b3afeb4c3015c397d4b6f5d40d/PREP_2022ParentActionGuide_FINAL__1_.pdf

Tonawanda

For those interested in such things, an essay on the collapse of civilizations (link found at Vox Popoli). A number of theories are discussed. Intriguing/fascinating. One theory specifically predicted (50 years ago) that the United States would experience great civilizational chaos around the year 2020:

https://treeofwoe.substack.com/p/the-wisdom-of-naram-sim

Barb Meier

Oh gosh, I couldn’t help but laugh at the substack name… treeofwoe. Perhaps the substack’s logo should include Eeyore.

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michaelh

#ThisIsWhoTheyAre

Federal Court Rules Against NY Worker Fired for Refusing to Attend LGBTQ Training
By Eric Lendrum
March 16, 2023
https://amgreatness.com/2023/03/16/federal-court-rules-against-ny-worker-fired-for-refusing-to-attend-lgbtq-training/

On Monday, a federal appellate court ruled that the firing of a New York man who refused to attend a pro-LGBTQ training session was legal.

As reported by the New York Post, Raymond Zdunski argued in his lawsuit that his employer, the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), attempted to “change his religious beliefs about gender and sexuality” by forcing him to attend a diversity training session focused on people who claim to be LGBTQ. His employer refused his request for a religious exception, citing his Christian beliefs.

. . .BOCES CEO and district superintendent David O’Rourke repeatedly claimed that Zdunski was not fired for his Christian beliefs, but instead was allegedly fired for refusing a training session that the company declared to be mandatory.

Zdunski’s lawyer, Kristina Heuser, said after the ruling that her client’s rights were suppressed “for no other reason than his refusal to be indoctrinated with anti-​​Biblical teaching.”

“Though th​​e lower courts did not find in his favor,” Heuser added, “we are not deterred and will seek redress from the US Supreme Court.”

This is an increasingly common method that the left is using to skirt religious objections, attempting to frame the employee’s religious objections as moot by redefining the employer’s actions as non-religious. The problem is that the employer’s presumed non-religious values are in conflict with religious beliefs: There is a religious conflict regardless of the employer’s value system.

phoenixrising

Welcome to NAZI USA

phoenixrising

https://twitter.com/baronitaigas/status/1635719379093422113?s=20

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para59r

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kalbokalbs

As slow guy sees it. Betcha.

  • Russia planned it all out and executed a flawless military operation. Inter-service operation.
  • Drones of fairly predictable schedule.
  • Lots Russia Navy in the area.
  • Without firing a shot, Russia downed the drone. Perhaps created turbulance that auto pilot / or USA based goof USAF controller could not properly counter turbulence.
  • Drone water lands. Drone buoyant.
  • Russian Navy recovers drone. Russia scores huge intel bonanza.
  • USG demands Russia return drone.
  • Putin flips off BiteMe, Blinken, Idi Amin… Russia keeps the drone.

US Intel plays stoopid game. Russia out plays USAF. Russia gets the Prize.

pgroup2

Sounds right to me.

phoenixrising

Add to your list –

US probably provoked, that is ‘changed’ usual exercise (they have been flying drones near the Russian border for some time during the SMO and no reaction from RF) by TURNING OFF the transponders … violating the boundaries of the area of ​​the temporary regime for the use of airspace, established for the purpose of conducting a special military operation, communicated to all users of international airspace and published in accordance with international standards.

In order to identify the intruder, fighters from the air defense forces on duty were raised into the air. Of course the US KNEW this would happen.

Did the US take this provocative action to create a distraction from the SVB situation??? (My moneys on “IT DID”)

kalbokalbs

Yes and yes.

singingsoul1

That did not take long.

kalbokalbs

Heard they recovered the drone yesterday. Guessing within hours of splash down.

singingsoul1

Russia seems to have their priorities in order.
I think with the Chinese Balloon the US top brass did not see an urgency for some reason only they know.

Barb Meier

Of course they did. Obiden probably refused to give the authorization to retrieve.

kalbokalbs

Likely no USN assets available. Also, likely, USG never thought they’d lose a drone in that area. Need a ship. “Lift” to get the drone out of the water. Slings and such. Swimmers.

100%, in my mind, Russia gamed this out in advance. Russia was ready.

Any more, US military is amateur hour, on display. <<< Bewildering to admit it.

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pgroup2

Mister Alpha.

phoenixrising

barkerjim
barkerjim

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kalbokalbs

Won’t open for slow guy.

Valerie Curren

Looks like a grilled cheese sandwich with a huge cheeseburger within & also maybe a slab of ham 🙂

kalbokalbs

🙂

phoenixrising

via ZH
Wall Street Reacts To Credit Suisse Rescue: Stock Gains Fade Amid Doubts SNB Support Not Enough

Credit Suisse shares jumped 40%, most on record, at the European open after the lender tapped the Swiss National Bank for as much as 50 billion francs and offered to repurchase debt, but have since trimmed gains in half amid speculation confirming our skeptical view voiced last night that the bailout would be insufficient. The shares fell 24% on Wednesday after its top shareholder ruled out a bigger investment.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/wall-street-reacts-credit-suisse-rescue-stock-gains-fade-amid-doubts-snb-support-not-enough

and related

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/ecb-hikes-50bps-ready-respond-preserve-price-and-financial-stability

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/if-it-looks-bailout-and-walks-bailout-its-probably-bailout

barkerjim
TheseTruths

That’s a very good article.

phoenixrising
phoenixrising

Comment lifted:
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“This did not get the attention it deserves.

The location of Chabahar port is strategic, since it is outside the Persian Gulf. If RF navy can manage to get docking facility at Chabahar, it can safeguard its sea-lanes in the Arabian Sea in alliance with the Chinese navy operating out of nearby Gawadar port in pakistan.

I don’t know why reminds me of an old madonna song “It used to be my playground” : ))))
//China announces naval drills with Russia and Iran

The ‘Security Bond-2023’ exercises in the Gulf of Oman seek to “inject positive energy” into the region, Beijing said

China announces naval drills with Russia and Iran
Russia, China and Iran are holding a five-day maritime exercise, seeking to bolster their naval security, Beijing’s Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday.//”

https://www.rt.com/news/572

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para59r

Border Patrol Chief Defies Joe Biden: Testifies Border Patrol DOES NOT Have Control of Border, It is a “Crisis,” and They Should Finish Trump Wall (VIDEO)
Profile in Courage. That would be the current Border Patrol Chief.

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https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/border-patrol-chief-defies-joe-biden-testifies-border-patrol-does-not-have-control-of-border-it-is-a-crisis-and-they-should-finish-trump-wall-video/

The Biden regime continues to lie about the open US border with Mexico. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has repeated the claim that the “border is secure” despite the fact that 5 million illegal aliens flooded across the border the first two years of the Biden administration.

On Wednesday US Border Patrol Chief Raúl Ortiz defied DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Biden by saying the border is in “crisis” and the US does not have control of its border.

Chief Ortiz also testified today that Biden should complete the US border wall with Mexico.

Ortiz testified before congressional Republicans today at the border in McAllen, Texas. All 15 Democrat members of the Homeland Security Committee boycotted the trip. They really don’t care.

FOX News host Trace Gallagher had this to say, “Chief Ortiz also said the border is not secure. He defended horseback agents who President Biden accused of whipping Haitian migrants. And then he offered a final spike in the heart by simultaneously coming after this administration and supporting the previous administration, saying it was a mistake to stop building the wall, Trump’s wall.”

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phoenixrising

GO GALLAGHER!

GO CHIEF ORTIZ!!!!!

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GA/FL

The NORTHERN BORDER is also being invaded – even by known terrorists.

RAC

Here is a much better video, one can right click the screen and slow it down.
Before the glitch each blade can be seen to have yellow stripes, whilst after the glitch they don’t appear to have them.

[video src="https://mf.b37mrtl.ru/files/2023.03/6412f3802030272e7e25c72c.mp4" /]

Barb Meier

Ground report: I just got a phone call from a number identified as “Survey Research” and I answered with my name, right as the Star Spangled Banner was playing on WMAL radio in the background. Oddly, the caller did not pick up.  😂   😂 

Valerie Curren

LOL Patriotic fervor is like garlic to a vampire!

phoenixrising

Wow! What’s going on in Hollyweird? People not watchin their junk? Actors refusing to participate in their ‘woke’ agenda ?… all causing them to wake up to ‘woke’ you’re gonna go broke? Interesting in that respect. As for Whoopi … maybe she’ll wake up? Nah, the money at the view is just too good… and she’s getting older, no calls to ‘act’ in any more movies… the view is only thing she’s got…

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Aubergine

That’s gotta be parody, right?

phoenixrising

or… irony ?

Dora

Tyson Foods to close two chicken processing plants; almost 1.7K jobs affected
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https://www.naturalnews.com/2023-03-15-tyson-foods-to-close-two-chicken-plants.html

phoenixrising

I never buy Tyson chicken … they are horrible to employees (mostly illegal immigrants, working in unhealthy and unsafe conditions), and the chicks are raised in exceedingly cramped conditions, fed steroids and harvested at six weeks… AND the internet has apparently been purged of this info, as when I looked for link just now, nothing but good things said about Tyson… I bet Gail has the goods… or the way back machine…

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Barb Meier

I wish you could find that info so I could see who the source was. Daily, tractor trailers or “chicken trucks” as I call them, go past my home. They have cages with live chickens or turkeys stacked to the height of the cab. Typically, there are two chickens per cage. They are full grown and being taken to a processing plant.

Tyson’s has 3,700 farmer partners who raise the chickens for them. The commercial poultry houses are large and the one shown here can house 10,000 chickens. The ones I see in our area look like this.

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The little I have discussed with people who know the business in our area told me Tyson’s pays for the chicks and feed. The farmers build the chicken houses, do the labor, pay utilities, and raise the chicks. I don’t know who pays for transportation, but I hope Tyson’s though the chicken trucks have local company names. The large round silver cones are fans to control temperature inside. When I am stopped at a light behind one of the chicken trucks, the chickens tend to be sitting, but may stand up and are alert. In bad weather, the trailers have tarps to cover the chicken cages. I have also been told the contracts do not allow the poultry farmers to sell the eggs, but I have not seen an identifiable “egg truck” passing by.

https://www.tysonfoods.com/who-we-are/our-partners/farmers

There is an independent processing plant in New Market, VA where I live and others nearby small towns. 

I have heard that people don’t like to work at the processing plants. Who would? Your job is killing all day. My mom did not like having to kill a chicken for Sunday dinner when she lived on a farm either. If mom had to kill the chicken, she did not want to have to eat it after it was cooked. I have seen workers leaving after their shift at the local poultry processing plant and some look like Hispanics but the young men I see racing home up the mountain are probably locals mostly whites. I think the Hispanics live downtown since they walk that direction after work.

It is easy for people to make assertions about how our meat is treated as it is raised and killed to feed us. I have trouble assuming the local farmers go out of their way to abuse chickens or turkeys because it would mean they lose money when they sell them to Big Poultry (Tyson’s).

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rayzorback

One of the plants closing near me in Van Buren Arkansas.

RAC

“Ho Wan Kwok, A/K/A “Miles Guo,” Arrested For Orchestrating Over $1 Billion Dollar Fraud Conspiracy”
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/ho-wan-kwok-aka-miles-guo-arrested-orchestrating-over-1-billion-dollar-fraud-conspiracy

para59r

Convenient Fire in the Guo Penthouse While the FBI Was There from Liberity Daily

This is just all too convenient. ABC News AAron Katersky reported that “FBI agents were still inside Guo’s apartment at 12:02 p.m. when the fire began. That’s about six hours after Guo’s arrest. The FBI reported the fire to police. An investigation into the cause is now underway.”

Two Alarm Fire at Manhattan Hotel Where Chinese Billionaire and Steve Bannon Friend Guo Wengui Was Arrested Yesterday from GWP

Barb Meier

Thanks for the link, RAC! It is interesting. Guo arrested in NY in a 6am FBI raid on his apartment. I searched twitter for “miles guo” and see 200 posts in the last hour. Some are trying to tie him to Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon, to Trump, and to MAGA. Others write that Guo is anti-CCP and suggest the FBI is working with the CCP.

Dora

Biden Voids Trump-Era Deal to Open Alaskan Wildlife Area.

12ft | Biden Voids Trump-Era Deal to Open Alaskan Wildlife Area – DNyuz

pgroup2

So a gravel road will endanger the wildlife, right? Then someone explain why Yellowstone bison aren’t darn near extinct, considering all the asphalt roads and concrete bridges throughout. Not to mention all those damn tourists traipsing across the landscape.

phoenixrising

I love my country, the United States of America …

It is OUR Country.

But I don’t love, like or respect the GOVERNMENT of the USA …

It is NOT ‘our’ and probably has not been OUR government since 11/22/1963 at 12:30 pm CST …

Some believe earlier … well, we lost our banking system in 1913 (Fed Res), perhaps not the entire government…

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rayzorback

We lost our banking system (and possibly our government) at Jekyll Island, then made law in 1913.

phoenixrising

Right! Razorback … correct.

GA/FL

You are right.

Our government has become corrupt – and with the brazen stolen elections – it is intolerable.

The change and difference between Democrat and Republican administrations has become so radical – it makes our government operate like a person with borderline or multiple personality disorder.

TheseTruths

Happy 272nd Birthday, James Madison!

https://jonathanturley.org/2023/03/16/happy-birthday-jimmy-2/

Today is the birthday of our greatest Framer and the genius behind our Constitution: James Madison. He would have been 272 years old. We will be celebrating tonight with a traditional Virginia dinner (with the required Virginia ham), a three-layer cake, and Madison’s favorite dessertof ice cream (I recommend the tripartite Neapolitan).

James Madison, Jr. was born on March 16, 1751 at the Belle Gove Plantation in the colony of Virginia to James Madison Sr. and Nelly Conway Madison.

Despite being only 5’4” and barely above 100 pounds, Madison proved to be an intellectual giant who shaped constitutional theory for generations.

As a Madisonian scholar, today is a day of great celebration for the man who is most responsible for our constitutional system, not to mention the Bill of Rights and our 4th President. He was a brilliant writer whose contributions to The Federalist Papers still remain required reading for lawyers and laypersons alike, particularly Federalist No. 10 (in factions) and Federalist 51 (on the separation of powers).

This year, our table will be graced by the presence of my life-sized James Madison in addition to my plethora of Madison busts. As I have constantly reminded my concerned wife, one can never have enough Madison busts.

He died of congestive heart failure at Montpelier on the morning of June 28, 1836. He was 85 — an advanced age for the time. My favorite story from his death came from his niece who asked him, “What is the matter, Uncle James?” Madison simply responded “Nothing more than a change of mind, my dear.” He then promptly passed.

So enjoy the day and celebrate in true Madisonian fashion. There is no need to be moderate. Madison understood our failings and inclinations. After all, “if men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Just keep your friends checked and balanced.

TheseTruths

https://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/james-madison-is-born.html

During the last half of the Revolution, he served in the Confederation Congress, where he was known for his hard work and brilliant mind. He served again in the Virginia legislature after the war and became increasingly concerned with the federal government’s inability to function. During his time as ambassador to France, Jefferson sent Madison dozens of books, many dealing with government, which Madison studied, making him an expert in matters of law and government.

Madison was one of the lead voices proposing a new constitution and was elected to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Arriving earlier that most delegates, Madison put together a plan for a new government, which became the basis of the Convention’s discussions. The final product was largely a revision of his original plan and, for this reason, he is known as the “Father of the US Constitution.”

Madison served at the Virginia ratification convention. He also helped get the Constitution passed in New York by writing the Federalist Papers, which described the purpose and intent of each part of the Constitution, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

Madison was elected to the First Congress from Virginia and helped establish the new government and pass the Bill of Rights, which he also authored. While serving in Congress, Madison married Dolley Payne Todd. He was 43 and 17 years older than she. They had no children of their own, but raised Dolley’s son from a previous marriage.

Madison served as Secretary of State under Thomas Jefferson and helped oversee the Louisiana Purchase. After Jefferson, Madison rose to the presidency and served two terms, during which war broke out with Great Britain. The War of 1812 happened as a result of trade conflicts due to Britain’s war with France, the impressment of American sailors by the British navy and British arming of American Indians in the Northwest Territory. During the war, Washington DC was occupied and much of it destroyed, including the White House. After the war, however, American sovereignty and independence was affirmed and Madison remained popular.

Madison retired to his plantation, Montpelier, in Virginia in 1817. During his years of government service, his finances had suffered and he was in financial distress for the rest of his life. After Madison passed away in 1836, Dolley was forced to sell Montpelier within a few years.

Madison’s role in the founding era is probably not as well-known as that of WashingtonFranklinAdams or Jefferson, but he was truly one of the most important shapers of the American republic that we know today.

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kalbokalbs

10% BiteMe, allowed Hallie a measly, 1%. Cheap bastard. Wonder if Hallie said No, to nasty Joe?

mollypitcher5

Well it would e so crass to be letting your father inlaw diddle you while you’re boinking your brother inlaw after your husband died or more likely before he passed ……the incest rule book

kalbokalbs

Sick, disgusting family.

barkerjim
Brave and Free

Hmmm nothing to see here move along,
Probably will amount to nothing after a two year investigation….

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/breaking-house-oversight-committee-shows-bidens-received-1-million-after-china-wired-3-million-to-biden-associate/

kalbokalbs

Biden associate. Hmmm, some more. Jill brought into the fold? BiteMe’s shower girl daughter?

(Yea, that IS disgusting. But, True. Also BUYS daughters silence…Cut of $3M.)

Edit. Just saw a post or so down, other Biden is Hunters hook-up of convenience, Beau’s wife. BiteMe’s personify, slime balls.

Would still bet, BiteMe’s daughter silence has been bought with ilicit CCP, Ukraine…bucks.

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eilert

RDS

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RDS

Yours Truly will point out that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 “vaccine” has just been granted authorization by the FDA to be given as a “booster shot” (FOURTH SHOT) to babies 6 months old – 5 years old, AFTER these tiny children have “completed” the THREE-SHOT “primary series” COVID-19 “vaccine” schedule for this “vaccine”, BNT162b2.
Since EACH shot of BNT162b2 for this age group contains 3 mcg of the original Wuhan Hu1 spike protein + its mRNA, FOUR shots of this “vaccine” = 12 mcg total. This is aside from any “transferred” spike protein + its mRNA already present in the child due to the mother getting “vaccinated/boosted” while pregnant and/or getting “vaccinated/boosted” while breast-feeding.

The CDC approved the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax COVID-19 “vaccines” and/or “booster shots” to be put on the Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule. This schedule will be incorporated into existing state and local laws for vaccinations in order for children to attend public daycare and K-12 classes, even though the CDC states that the schedule is not law.

http://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-bivalent-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-booster-dose

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/schedule-changes.html

And here’s a heads-up: Lower down on the CDC page is a hyperlink, under “Shared Clinical Decision-Making”, to clinical advice regarding giving the HPV vaccine (such as Gardasil) to persons ages 27 – 45. It appears that the CDC is doing a back-handed approach to get these vaccines accepted for this older age group.

pgroup2

They just like sticking things in other people’s bodies. Sort of like what rapists do.

GA/FL

This is great!

TheseTruths

Very well done! Upbeat so people can dance to it if they like, with lyirics they can sing along with. And it gets the truth out there.

phoenixrising

via Andrei Martyanov’s blog

Assad’s Visit To Moscow…

… is not a routine event. In some sense it is extraordinary since Assad went “full Monty”, asked for “more cowbell”, went out of his way by… insisting that if Russia has military bases in Syria it is only natural to have there all latest toys, especially hypersonic missiles. He also insisted on permanent presence of Russia in Syria and called Ze a clown (in Russian). Syria knows that she is on the brink of a breakthrough internationally–with Saudis and Iran restoring diplomatic relations, with Turkey softening her position on Syria and steadily moving away from the West, all signs for Syria are here, including, of course, the issue of much needed investment and restoration after the war. 

con’t https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2023/03/assads-visit-to-moscow.html#disqus_thread

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High-level meeting between Turkiye, Syria, Iran, and Russia postponed: Ankara

The Syrian president said from Moscow that any meeting with his Turkish counterpart hinges on the complete withdrawal of Turkish troops from northern Syria

A meeting between the deputy foreign ministers of Turkiye, Syria, Iran, and Russia scheduled to take place this week in Moscow has been postponed to an unspecified date, according to an anonymous Turkish official that spoke with Reuters.

The meeting was allegedly moved due to “technical reasons,” the official said without elaborating further.

The news comes just one day after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the Russian capital to meet with Vladimir Putin.

During his trip to Moscow, Assad set conditions for a possible meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief among them the complete withdrawal of the Turkish army from northern Syria, stressing that there was “no point” in meeting Erdogan as long as the illegal occupation continued.

“This is linked to arriving at a stage Turkiye would clearly be ready and without any ambiguity to exit completely from Syrian territory and end its support of terrorism and restore the situation that prevailed before the start of the war on Syria,” Assad told Sputnik in an interview.

“[Only then would it be] possible to have a meeting between me and Erdogan. Aside from that, what’s the value of such a meeting, and why would we do it if it would not achieve final results for the war in Syria,” he added.

Turkiye has remained a key participant in the US-backed war on Syria that began in 2011. Washington and its regional allies, including Turkiye, armed and funded militias, including the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front and ISIS, in an effort to topple the Syrian government.

Ankara also occupies sections of Syria’s north and has previously tried to annex large swathes of the region.

con’t https://thecradle.co/article-view/22617/high-level-meeting-between-turkiye-syria-iran-and-russia-postponed-ankara

phoenixrising

via ZH
Big Banks Agree To Historic $30 Billion Unsecured Deposit Injection In First Republic Bank
Update (1530ET): And here is the official press release from the Big Banks, :

Bank of America, Citigroup,. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BNY-Mellon, PNC Bank, State Street, Truist and U.S. Bank to make uninsured deposits totaling $30 billion into First Republic Bank

March 16, 2023

Action by the largest U.S. banks reflects their confidence in the country’s banking system and helps ensure First Republic has the liquidity to continue serving its customers.

con’t https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/first-republic-bank-shares-crash-exploring-strategic-options

phoenixrising

via ZH

Fed’s New BTFP Facility Is Stealth QE Injecting Up To $2 Trillion In Liquidity, JPMorgan Concludes
The higher the Fed hikes, the greater the probability of continued deposit runs, the more the Fed’s Stealth QE facility will be used to replenish reserves among small banks

premium article …

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so, kicking the can down the road and printing press running in the basement 😉 ?

Reminder: Yellen told Congress they must raise debt ceiling by 20th or default …

where is all this money gonna come from? /phoenix

RF121

We have been out of money for years. As soon as the printing press stops the house of cards collapses. So the presses keep running.

phoenixrising

I know … just being sarcastic … Fed said they had stopped … and they have not said they are starting up again … this apparently Jamie Daimon talking?

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kalbokalbs

Feds lie.

kalbokalbs

Wish the printing presses were powered, by solar or wind.

kalbokalbs

Default, fine by me. I want off this merry go round to oblivion.

cthulhu

When they say, “default”, they mean that they’d have to stop spending at some point each year — which would mean they’d have to prioritize what was really essential and important. For some reason, DC avoids this like vampires avoid holy water.

phoenixrising

and again, Trump was trying to get back to a budget – among so many other things … he was messing up their playground, and they can’t have that…

WSB

No ticky, no laundry.

phoenixrising

Comment lifted from MoA …
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The biggest U.S. banks are banding together to rescue beleaguered San Francisco lender First Republic (FRC) with $30 billion of uninsured deposits

“One can only guess what the average American reading that sentence think it means.
I can see a TV interviewer stopping people on the street and asking them what that statement means and getting various hilarious answers in response.

I imagine some thoughtful people might reply the big banks are unloading their uninsured deposits on this poor little bank.

Other people would just scratch their heads.

Well the correct answer would be that before last weekend putting $30 billion dollars into one deposit account in any bank would means 99.99999999% of that deposit is not insured.

But after last weekend what it means (contrary to what Yahoo News implies it means ) is every dime of it is in fact insured insured but insurance fees are being charged on only 99.99999999% of it.

The fact that that the wealthy get away with not paying their fair share in taxes is the ripoff that nobody is telling you about.

And the managers of the big banks are just laughing at the people because they are too stupid to understand what is happening.”

kalbokalbs

There isn’t shit the average person can do.

  • Many know we are getting hosed.
  • Many would guess we are getting hosed.
  • The rest are to wrapped up in woke horseshit.
phoenixrising

I think his point was the Bankstas are laughing on their way to the ‘bank’ –

not that he thinks we can do anything about it … in other words – the typical Mafia

attitude -I’m taking your money and you can’t do anything about it – been doing it ever

since … always …

kalbokalbs