Dear MAGA: 20230528 Open Topic

This Rejoice & Praise God Sunday Open Thread, with full respect to those who worship God on the Sabbath, is a place to reaffirm our worship of our Creator, our Father, our King Eternal.

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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.”


Faith, hope, and love remain.
(1 Corinthians 13:13)

First Corinthians 12 talks about spiritual gifts, which are distributed by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4). One Christian may receive one type of gift while another receives a different gift. Chapter 13 goes one step further and mentions the three gifts that are common for all Christians: faith, hope, and love. Verse 13 says, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

In stating that faith, hope, and love remain, Paul does something interesting and unexpected: he uses a singular verb for a compound (and therefore plural) subject. His statement in 1 Corinthians 13:13 could be literally rendered “faith, hope, and love remains.” Paul’s point is that, essentially, faith, hope, and love are united; what happens to one happens to all. And what happens is that they “remain.”

The fact that faith, hope, and love remain must be understood in light of the broader context. Paul had just listed another set of three gifts that would not remain: “Where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away” (1 Corinthians 13:8). So, the passage contains a contrast: three gifts of the Spirit that will cease, and three gifts that will never end. Faith, hope, and love will always remain.

The Corinthian church members were priding themselves on the fact that they could speak in tongues and demonstrate other attention-getting gifts. Paul reminds them of “the most excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:31)—the way of love. The gifts that the Corinthians so desired were but temporary; faith, hope, and love, the foundational gifts, are permanent and therefore more to be desired.

Faith, hope, and love are gifts in the present age, and they will still be gifts in the age to come. The NLT translates the promise this way: “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love.” It’s easy to see how love will last forever, since love is an essential part of God’s nature (1 John 4:16). But what about faith and hope? Those two gifts will likewise last forever. Faith in the Son of God will not cease in the eternal state; we will not stop trusting Jesus just because our faith has become sight. If anything, our trust in Him will grow greater. Similarly, our hope will not cease just because our blessed hope has come. Our lives will continue in the eternal state, as will our expectation of other things in an infinite sequence of adventure.

Faith, hope, and love are the three gifts that will be ours throughout all eternity. And agape love is the ultimate gift. God in His goodness gives us the privilege of possessing these gifts today, and we look forward to having them remain with us forever.

The greatest of these is love.

First Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” This comes just after Paul’s eloquent and famous description of what true love—agape love—is. There are several ways in which love can be said to be the greatest.

First Corinthians 13:13 lists love along with faith and hope as a gift that lasts forever. The lasting nature of faith, hope, and love make them greater than all other gifts of the Spirit; the gifts of prophecy, tongues, and knowledge are mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:8 as coming to an end. Of the three “forever gifts,” love is the greatest.

Love is greater than faith and hope in that both faith and hope depend on love for their existence. Without love, there can be no true faith; a loveless faith is nothing but an empty religious exercise. As Paul says, “If I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:2). Without love, there can be no genuine hope; a loveless hope is an oxymoron, because we can’t truly hope for something that we do not love. Faith and hope are dead, sterile things if not accompanied by love.

One of the reasons that love is the greatest gift is that it is inherent in God’s nature. First John 4:8 tells us that God is love. The book of John and John’s three letters are replete with the theme of love. God gives us His love, and we reflect that love back to Him: “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Jesus said, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. . . . You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other” (John 15:9–17). Here we see that love is something that has always existed among the persons of the Trinity. Love has no beginning and does not end. And this is the love into which we are invited. Jesus desired for future believers to be part of His love as well: “I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them” (John 17:26).

Jesus taught that the greatest two commandments both include love, the greatest gift: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37–40).

John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.

Love is core to God’s character and central to the Christian life. The law of Christ is to love God and love others. Love infuses all that God does and should infuse all that we do. “Love never fails ” (1 Corinthians 13:8), and it will never cease. Because of this, love is greater than even hope and faith.

Agápē Love

The Greek word agápē is often translated “love” in the New Testament. How is “agape love” different from other types of love? The essence of agape love is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love. Unlike our English word loveagape is not used in the New Testament to refer to romantic love. Nor does it refer to close friendship or brotherly love. Agape love involves faithfulness, commitment, and an act of the will. It is distinguished from the other types of love by its lofty moral nature and strong character. 

Agape love does not come naturally to us. Because of our fallen nature, we are incapable of producing such a love. If we are to love as God loves, that love—that agape—can only come from its Source. This is the love that “has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” when we became His children (Romans 5:5; cf. Galatians 5:22). “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters” (1 John 3:16). Because of God’s love toward us, we are able to love one another.


Remember, “nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) And,

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TheseTruths

Thank you for this message about God’s unfathomable love, Carl.

TheseTruths

Texas Sues Biden Administration for ‘Illegally Pre-Approving’ Migrants Through Mobile App
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/05/26/texas-sues-biden-administration-for-illegally-pre-approving-migrants-through-mobile-app/

After Title 42 ended earlier this month, Biden’s administration published a new rule that requires asylum-seekers to apply for protection in any safe third country before they arrive in the United States.

However, migrants can use an easily downloadable mobile app to circumvent the administration’s new rule…

“By inviting illegal aliens into Texas, Defendants will inflict costs on the State for public education, law enforcement and incarceration, unreimbursed health care, and other public services for illegal aliens,” the lawsuit further stated.

Aubergine

And we wonder why the Demons and RINOs are impeaching Attorney General Paxton. Jeez, who can understand that?

singingsoul1

The demons go after anyone who stands in their way. The dems have evil intentions. This is truly sad how many people go along with this .

TheseTruths

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cthulhu

If you can train ’em in trigger discipline, I’d count ’em as a “well-regulated militia”.

TheseTruths

They’re very good with their hands/paws.

michaelh

Never trust an animal that wears a mask

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

GIve them a break, they’ve been dealing with raccoon covid for millennia.

Cuppa Covfefe

And they had a pretty Rocky time at that…

SteveInCO · Thermonuclear MAGA

Rocky was a squirrel.

TheseTruths

Nick Flor:

Well, well, what do we have here?

Two tweets, SECONDS APART.

One Pro-Trump, the other Pro-Desantis.

Yet, the Pro-Desantis tweet has almost TEN TIMES the views (2000+ vs 200+)

Yes I certainly believe, this time, there won’t be election interference. Thanks @ElonMusk

My impression is that Twitter was “fixed” just enough to make people think it’s workable again, and that that will be the extent of it. I hope I’m wrong, but it looks like a con job to me.

kalbokalbs

TW remains a con job, for those paying attention.

TW remains Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop… AND NOT a Free Speech zone.

That said, TW can still be used to educate normies.

michaelh

Half Fixed = Totally Broke

Twitter ain’t even close to half fixed

singingsoul1

Elan is playing the game. Cannot believe DeSantis got more hits than trump.

TheseTruths

Feds hid JFK film that could prove ‘grassy knoll’ conspiracy: lawsuit
https://nypost.com/2023/05/27/feds-hid-jfk-film-that-could-prove-grassy-knoll-conspiracy-lawsuit/

A 60-year-old home movie could finally reveal whether multiple shooters, and not a lone gunman, assassinated President John F. Kennedy – but the federal government has been hiding it for decades, according to an explosive new lawsuit. 

The heirs of Orville Nix, a Dallas maintenance man who recorded the moment of Kennedy’s death with his home-movie camera, have tried for years to get his original filmback from the government’s clutches. 

“It would be very significant if the original Nix film surfaced today,” said Jefferson Morley, author of “The Ghost” and other books about the CIA. 

With recent advances in digital image processing, the original film “would essentially be a new piece of evidence,” Morley explained. “There’s a significant loss in quality between the first and second generation” of an analog film like Nix’s.

Nix’s clip, unlike the better known film shot by Abraham Zapruder, was taken from the center of Dealey Plaza as the presidential limousine drove into an ambush on Elm Street in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

It provides the only known unobstructed view of the infamous “grassy knoll” at the time of the fatal shot – the area where, some researchers claim, additional snipers were concealed.

Nix’s original film was last examined in 1978 by photo experts hired by the House Select Committee on Assassinations. 

Based in part on that analysis, the panel concluded that Kennedy “was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy” and that “two gunmen” likely fired at him.

But the technology of the time left the experts in doubt about whether Nix’s movie captured those alleged marksmen — and the complete, original film disappeared without a trace. Only imperfect copies remain, including one that flashed on theater screens in Oliver Stone’s “JFK.”

Forty-five years later, computer-enhanced analysis of the original frames could at last solve the mystery, spurring the Nixes back to court after their 2015 lawsuit was dismissed by a different tribunal that lacked jurisdiction in the matter.

The new suit, a 52-page filing in the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., is loaded with dozens of documents that meticulously trace the winding path taken by the original film since Nix created it 

In 1963, the UPI press agency paid Nix $5,000 – about $50,000 today – for a 25-year license. Nix handed over his reel, which UPI promised to return in 1988…

But the filing presents newly uncovered evidence that the HSCA’s photo analysts delivered Nix’s original film directly to NARA in 1978, once their work on it was complete.

The Nixes are seeking $29.7 million in compensatory damages, along with the release of the film…

“The Nix film is at or near the end of its lifespan,” said Kenneth Castleman, a former NASA senior scientist who analyzed photos for the official investigations of the Challenger and Columbia disasters and studied the Nix film in the early 1970s…

But researchers have pointed to two other locations — one at the edge of a retaining wall, and another behind the picket fence at the top of the grassy knoll — that remain suspicious.

“Digitizing the original film with modern equipment and analyzing the data with modern image processing techniques could possibly bring out interesting new detail,” Castleman said.

The original film could shed important light on other aspects of the assassination as well, Morley said.

“It might tell us more about the impact of the shots on Kennedy’s body, both the first shots and the fatal shot,” he said. “And I think it would.”

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TheseTruths

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The House Select Committee on Assassinations, which dubbed this portion of the Nix film a “feature of interest,” could not rule out that it showed a hidden person.

Orville Nix, Sr.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Yup. I’m a believer of the mafia guy who described his part in the assassination.

pgroup2
Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Sideburns! Those were the days!

kalbokalbs

Mutton Chops here. 🙂

cthulhu

A little bit of trivia that usually brings a smile….Davy Jones, the vocalist for the Monkees, was an honest-to-goodness child star in musical theater, appearing in Oliver! when he was very young.

Some time later, there was an up-and-coming singer who had been busking around the UK under his birth name — David Jones — but everyone called him Davy. He was really good and looked like a lock for a record deal…..but at the last minute, they told him that the name had already been taken.

So, under pressure, he had to come up with a new, original name that he could use to release his own albums. He came up with David Bowie.

Later, he decided to head-off a future competitor by also preemptively using “Ziggy Stardust”.

TheseTruths

Seattle Struggles to Hire More Police Officers as 911 Response Times Increase
This sums it up:

So you call the police every rotten name in the book, vote to defund them, and tell them they’re not needed. Then you wonder why nobody wants to be a cop in your city? WTF Seattle?#police #bluelivesmatter #news#thinbluelinehttps://t.co/ofj8qIyLf1

— Citizens Arrest (@CitizenArrest50) May 25, 2023

pgroup2

Avoid Seattle. And my brilliant offspring still live there.

Arrrggg!!!!!

gil00

Its not just the popo up there. Quite the racist buffoon for a fire chief. Its more important to use pronouns and be a racial aplogist than to know ANYTHING about firefighting.

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/seattle-firefighters-now-drilled-on-ibram-kendi-before-promotion-to-top-jobs/

“This stuff has nothing to do with firefighting,” said Wayne Johnson, a retired Seattle firefighter who helped write some of the city’s promotional tests. “It has everything to do with social engineering.”
The exam is part of a much larger effort to diversify a department that, as Seattle fire chief Harold Scoggins lamented last year, is “overwhelmingly” white men. Those efforts, critics say, have made the promotion process more about ideology and less about merit, politicizing a public service where competence can mean the difference between life and death.
In fact, in 2021, local officials including Scoggins commissioned a report on diversity in the fire service. One of its recommendations: avoid tests that “rely heavily on knowledge of firefighting.”
“[T]ests that focus on how well applicants know the system and the job tend to favor those who make up the overwhelming majority of the fire service workforce, white men,” the report says. “Questions that ask more about the candidate’s character and values, rather than knowing the ins and outs of the job, can be beneficial in advancing more women and people of color.””

pgroup2

I am speechless.  😢 

gil00

Loot, pillage, and burn at will as long as the use the right pronouns and have the accepted skin color. Pretty scary.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Commies! Insane, stupid, evil COMMIES!!!

Gail Combs

The Chinese Communist Party doesn’t care. Makes the property that much cheaper…

Gail Combs

I sincerely hope the houses of the morons who promoted that catch fire and they get a FIRST HAND ILLUSTRATION of why  competence and knowledge of firefighting actually matter.

I realize it is Sunday, but at this point I think PLENTY of Darwin Awards are going to be the ONLY way we get back our country.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Sadly, communists can burn through MILLIONS of bodies before they gain any idea that they may be doing things wrong.

Gail Combs

Actually I was suggesting the Darwin Awards be given to the Commies not the innocent bystanders.

Aubergine

One of mine does, too. Dipstick that he is.

gil00

cthulhu

Carl’s posts need a different kind of musical accompaniment.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Excellent lesson! Love the idea that the other gifts are not kept, but that “these three things” is/are!

kalbokalbs

MTG Cheers for Deal While Dan Bishop Wants to Puke

https://thelibertydaily.com/mtg-happy-dan-bishop-not-so-much/

RDS

Well, it appears IMO that the person who was ** impersonating ** Speaker McCarthy was replaced with the ** real ** Speaker McCarthy?

pgroup2

And my big question – if this ‘ben dover’ crap goes through, will ‘our favorite president’ admit he screwed up by pushing this retard for Speaker?

Or will he give a boost to Ron by pretending he can ignore his errors?

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Gail Combs

WHERE IS ONE Congress Critter who wants to OUST Kevin the Rino out of his chair??/

kalbokalbs

Surprise…

kalbokalbs

Future…?

Brave and Free

Yup have to totally agree with that statement.

singingsoul1

Typical Hitler Stalin Mao tactics never forget that never. This is how tyranny begins next are we the people.

para59r

michaelh

Wake up folks: All Politics is Local

singingsoul1

Sort out the wolf from the sheep otherwise the wolf will pretend to be a sheep. Local is corrupt also. To many people are rotten at the core.

Cuppa Covfefe

Or becomes that after it’s ruined everything else…

kalbokalbs

They both have a point, Catturd AND Trump.

Brave and Free

This one too, Abbott the Rhino

michaelh

WHOA! Abbott is MIA while Ken Paxton is being IMPEACHED?!?!

WHO COULD’VE SEEN THAT COMING?!?!?!

singingsoul1

We figured out Abbott a long time ago he is MEGA when it suits him but is a Rino by trade.

kalbokalbs

Good by me.

cthulhu

Apropos of nothing in particular —

GA/FL

STATE OF THE UNION 

kalbokalbs

  :wpds_mad:   :wpds_mad:  How I feel about BENEDICT Republican Party   :wpds_evil:   :wpds_evil: 

  :wpds_mad:   :wpds_mad:   :wpds_mad:   :wpds_mad:  Party Of TURNCOATS   :wpds_evil:   :wpds_evil:    :wpds_evil:   :wpds_evil: 

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michaelh

We can only hope a lot of Texans are waking up

It’s been WELL KNOWN for DECADES that many “Republicans” in Texas are really Democrats running under a different party

Remember that anytime someone tells you that the parties “flipped”

The Republicans captured the popular vote in the South because of changing economic and demographic factors – bottom line the South’s economic rise changed the electorate forever. But the Democrats couldn’t hold power unless they either capitulated or became chameleons – so they pretended to be Republicans to retain power

TradeBait2

Good to “see” you. Hope all is better in your world today.

cthulhu

These don’t ordinarily last long…..

…..which is why I have them all on DVD.

kalbokalbs

Certainly not a big deal here. Posting as info only.

Green ball, that turns orange, with a post count that may be accurate, disappeared for a day. Came back awhile ago.

Bell notifier disappeared, same time green ball did yesterday. Maybe it’ll reappear soon.

Everything else works great. 🙂

barkerjim

I have no bell. But do have a search icon where it used to be.

barkerjim

Also have an icon to the left of the profile icon that looks like a message icon. when toggled causes the replies to my comments to appear like the bell used to do.

RedLegLeader68

Same here, but when I click on it I get two (2) windows with the spinning arrow that just keeps spinning with no results.  🤔 

RedLegLeader68

Also in this reply, my Avatar does not show up; only in the top right corner where it says “Howdy, … “

TradeBait2

Message from the Lord delivered and received, bakocarl. Thank you and may He bless you richly today and always.

duchess01

Verse of the Day for Sunday, May 28, 2023

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,” 

1 Thessalonians 5:9 (KJV)

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

duchess01

BE MY VOICE

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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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barkerjim
TradeBait2

Very interesting to see the shift.

phoenixrising

It’s ‘Memorial Day’ weekend … and last night I read the following comment which reminded me of the ‘out of the box’ thinking one of our departed Qtreepers frequently indulged in … yes, I speak of PHC, our Patrick Henry Censored … uncensored of course.
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“Speaking of proxy wars….I saw the Afghans had attacked an Iranian border post/base. Although I’m sure I’m late to the party, it occurred to me that the US “debacle” might have been a calculated and planned fiasco (although I fully believe the US is incompetent enough to have just screwed it up) meant to deliver a lot of military hardware to the Afghanis/Taliban without looking like an arms deal. I could be completely drunk but it seems possible since it lets the US attack Iran with a perceived zero cost – Afghanis and Iranians have their issues so they just happen to go to war and “oopsie”, there is trouble in the ME again. And maybe the US decides to help the Taliban (through a third party, of course) with some kind of economic benefits.

I’m sure it’s just the whiskey talking but it’s fun to speculate.

I’m sure greater minds than mine considered this a while ago. It will be interesting to see what kind of aid packages roll out to the Afghanis over the next years and from whom.”
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and a reply to the above
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“They left the weapons and vehicles for ISIS-K (Kharason) who now are CIA payroll proxies, there to start real trouble for Taliban and for Chinese near Xinjiang and for Russians along the borders of the Central Asia states.

US wants eternal war in Eurasia.”

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Your thoughts … yes, you here at QTree …

I find the notion expressed highly plausible …

pgroup2

The worst part is that with Moron in the WH, they don’t need deniability.

Gail Combs

That goes straight to eilert comment yesterday.

….All of us so-called geopolitical analysts owe a debt to Halford John Mackinder. His 1904 paper“The Geographical Pivot of History” is the basis for nearly all strategic thinking in today’s policy rooms, think tanks, and military academies of the West….

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I had initially thought that there MIGHT have been some strategic purpose in leaving all that stuff there, but I could not make it make sense, and it still doesn’t make sense to me, in any kind of SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED way.

HOWEVER – if we’re just looking at CIA wanting to destabilize the area in unpredictable ways, without the permission of the American military, THEN I think it makes sense that the CIA and State department forced the withdrawal too early to make it happen, against the better judgment of the Pentagon.

Basically, a three-fer for the CIA. Hurt the Pentagon, hurt America, hurt Russia.

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Demons gotta demon.

phoenixrising

… and speaking of ‘Memorial Day’ …

Nebraska Filly, a veteran and patriot, posted the following over at Marica’s Place:

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RDS

Thank you for posting this powerful poem by John McCrae.
You Tube has several performances of Charles Ives’ musical setting of the poem.

phoenixrising

You are most welcome RDS … I was hoping you would add to it with a link to musical setting … feel free Dear Lady.

RDS

Sung by baritone William Sharp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfXNyUEw3s0

(This rendition, by a baritone, holds a special place in my heart. 20 years ago, my (now-MD) son, a baritone, performed this song as part of his Senior Recital for his voice degree at Indiana University. In my “mind’s ear”, I can still hear my son sing this song.)

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phoenixrising

What a lovely memory RDS …!

Thank you for sharing with us …

phoenixrising

One of my fav writers, Andrei Martyanov, pontificated on my state’s infamous senator last night… I am sharing …

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Lindsey In Ukraine.

Somebody has to explain to this dude, that the US has zero understanding of what “it stood for since the end of WW II”, because this WW II was won by somebody else and those were not Americans. 

Then, of course, during this meeting of two war criminals and enablers of terrorism, Lindsey went on record by stating that:

“Russians are dying. We have never spent money so well”

“Lindsey, being we all know who, has no love lost for Russia, who defines his type as perverts, also, being a lawyer and enabler of genocide and terrorism with his late buddy genocidal maniac and “American hero” John McCain, doesn’t understand what modern war is, nor has any clue that he makes a good record of, essentially, getting closer to starting annihilating Russian immigrants in the US or, maybe, starting erecting concentration camps for them, because this is the horizon of imagination of this guy and his buddies in Congress. In the end, he called for assassination of Putin and now, obviously, expanded his horizons. 

Russian news agencies properly reported that (in Russian), and reaction was as was expected. But, in the end, it is not for this lawyer who pretends that he knows anything about WW II–he doesn’t, because he is as uncultured and uneducated as is the majority in US political “elite”–it is on people of South Carolina who consistently elect this genocidal maniac, and this is very serious. Because it just may happen so, that people of South Carolina who have zero grasp of modern warfare, may have to face a reality of a REAL war due to their Senator being, well, genocidal maniac, who pushes for it and which, naturally, reflects on people of South Carolina. Lindsey, who is of a plain white trash origin, evidently learned nothing in his life and his “colonel” (JAG) rank is worth as much in real war as my expertise in Chaucer. Plus, in the end, somebody take this trailer trash around the world and show him real culture. Together with whores from US media. ”

https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2023/05/lindsey-in-ukraine.html

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Gail Combs

Unfortunately I really doubt the people of South Carolina ACTUALLY ELECTED THAT PIECE OF SCHIFF.

mollypitcher5

He was fairly good at adopting the good ole republican guy when he was on the ballot BUT the man is a shiftshaper liar, not an iota different than his McStain lapdog years.
War mongering fool and bootlicker.

kalbokalbs

True.

But MS Lindsey is NOT alone. Nearly ALL Senators and congress critters support, Russia Bad.

BiteMe does what he’s told. BiteMe’s Wholly ignorant staff follow the Muppets at DoS. DoD is just as does.

Compounded by Pravda News is in sync with whatever the approved narrative.

NO ONE is LEADING.

USG policy AND actions ARE NOT coordinated in a coherent way…short of total destruction from within.

~330 Million Americans are losing their country to imbeciles.

  • Prove me wrong.
Gail Combs

We would be better off with imbeciles. We are actually dealing with PURE EVIL. The imbeciles are just the window dressing that is taking the orders.

The State Department and the DHS seem to be the focal points.

singingsoul1

I think Miss Lindsay should use own money and volunteer for service and then gain credibility not before.

phoenixrising

Here is excellent link for Türkiye election results later today

https://www.dailysabah.com/

barkerjim
phoenixrising

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gil00

I wonder what recreational activities miss lindsey did while there?

mollypitcher5

Hugging Z probably was orgasmic enough. I can’t tell you how much he’s despised in this house…aren’t enough words

phoenixrising

Update:

Check out the replies. About halfway down, find out the net worth of Zel & other Ukrainians. There are two listings for each. The figure in 2022 before the start of the SMO. The current figure. Spoiler, Zel is now a billionaire. Most are politicians, too.

gil00

I want someone to get all the dirt they have on everyone and expose it, along w them. The Ukrainian people need to rise up against their tyrants.

barkerjim

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para59r

Lot of tweets indicated the this story on the why of it, but didn’t link to the story. Had to hunt it down the actual story.

https://nypost.com/2023/04/30/texas-ag-ken-paxtons-covid-vaccine-investigation-could-stick-it-to-big-pharma-execs/

Just the RINO Traitor List. Took a while to compose.
Traitor Dade Phelan
Traitor Steve Allison
Traitor Trent Ashby
Traitor Ernest Bailes
Traitor  Keith Bell
Traitor Greg Bonnen
Traitor Brad Buckley
Traitor Benjamin Bumgarner
Traitor DeWayne Burns
Traitor Dustin Burrows
Traitor Angie Chen Button
Traitor Cain Briscoe
Traitor Giovani Capriglione
Traitor David Cook
Traitor Drew Darby
Traitor Jay Dean
Traitor Mano DeAyala
Traitor James Frank
Traitor Frederick Frazier
Traitor Gary Gates
Traitor Stan Gerdes
Traitor Charlie Geren
Traitor Craig Goldman
Traitor Ryan Guillen
Traitor Cody J. Harris
Traitor Cole Hefner
Traitor Justin Holland
Traitor Lacey Hull
Traitor Todd Hunter
Traitor Jacey Jetton
Traitor Kyle Kacal
Traitor Ken King
Traitor Stan Kitzman
Traitor Stephanie Klick
Traitor John Kuempel
Traitor Stan Lambert
Traitor Brooks Landgraf
Traitor Jeff Leach
Traitor Janie Lopez
Traitor J.M. Lozano
Traitor John Lujan
Traitor Will Metcalf
Traitor Morgan Meyer
Traitor Andrew S. Murr
Traitor Candy Noble
Traitor Angela Orr
Traitor Jared Patterson
Traitor John Raney
Traitor Ron Reynolds
Traitor Glenn Rogers
Traitor Matt Shaheen
Traitor Hugh D. Shine
Traitor Reggie Smith
Traitor David Spiller
Traitor Lynn Stucky
Traitor Carl H. Tepper
Traitor Kronda Thimesch
Traitor Ellen Troxclair
Traitor Gary VanDeaver
Traitor Cody Vasut
Traitor Terry M. Wilson
61 Traitors

nikkichico7

Music for the gallows … ?

… ❤️🇺🇸❤️ ..

nikkichico7

Swing music

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This is why.

OMG. This is why.

Aubergine

Of course it is. Tucker, too.

Fucking Big Pharma trying to rule the world.

para59r

O’Keefe the same.

kalbokalbs

Yup. Based on headline. Have read like articles, Paxton impeachment gained huge traction after he announced action against Pfizer.

Sorta like Tucker canned after he exposed Pfizer.

barkerjim

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pgroup2

True dat.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LMAO!!!

OK, the Bee is still hilarious!

barkerjim

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pgroup2

To me, that’s a dumb meme. Possibly an explanation will help.

phoenixrising

top = mentally disturbed peeps demand to be accepted as ‘the norm’

bottom – padded cell … traditional treatment of mentally disturbed

phoenixrising
barkerjim

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Alison

🙏🙏🙏

Gail Combs

Some of my old friends and classmates are represented by those dog tags…

michaelh

Their sacred memory lives on

pgroup2

It is so sad, considering that demoncrats made a conscious choice to have their deaths be in vain.

Gerald Ford could have refused to sign off but he went along with it. Multiple times.

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Alison

😂 Sometimes the simplest explanation works best!!

Gail Combs

I am gone have to try that one out!

If I put a potato in the microzot and push the pizza button, what do I take out when the bell dings?

LEFTARD ANSWER: A cooked potato

So how come you think a kid can change his sex?

Cuppa Covfefe

After you’re done scraping it off the sides 😆

Gail Combs

Well of course you have to cut it.

Heck a potato in the skin can explode in a regular oven if you forget to prick the skin with a fork.

(I have not cooked potatoes for over 30 years. They were a carb I gave up.)

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pgroup2

Maybe the gene-splicer demons can insert the potato skin genes into basic woke snowflakes. Then they won’t get triggered so readily.

Gail Combs

But it will be extra fun to watch when they do explode.

hope this shows..

https://i.insider.com/5575b2af6bb3f7b822e1f014

Gail Combs

Here is another one:

If you do not believe in genders, Try milking a bull….

(Of course they do ‘milk’ very valuable bulls and stallions for AI.)

pgroup2

Bet it doesn’t involve a milking stool or an automatic milking machine.

Gail Combs

Usually it involves an in heat female and a slick sleight of hand on the part of the handlers.

I have gotten shanghaied into helping with breeding. Lots of fun when you are dealing with a stallion who likes to savage the mare. 🙄

cthulhu

I have a friend who tells her tale far better than I do — including one time fairly loudly in the middle of a Disney restaurant.

It seems an actual mare is optional. Plenty of times, stallions have collections done with no other horse in the room — just a large, padded sawhorse and a rag soaked in pheromones and a mockup of the “mare’s” head to help with alignment.

At one point, she and a friend had a stallion where they’d swipe his nose with the rag, rev him up, get him up on the padded sawhorse…..and he would just lose interest. They’d get him back down and repeat the process — only to repeat the result.

Finally, she took the “mare’s head” and had it look over her “shoulder” at the stallion, while she nickered….and had the stallion enthusiastically complete the collection. In her telling, even for a stallion, it wasn’t just the sex — he was looking for some romance…..

barkerjim

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LOL!!!

barkerjim

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phoenixrising

Questions: Media claims Lindsey and Zelensky met in Kiev with Mayor and others …

WHEN did Zel return to Ukr? DID he return? DID Lindsey actually GO to Ukr?

Cuppa Covfefe

Probably met on a movie set somewhere…

Maybe they could go to AZ and visit the “Rust” set…

pgroup2

Get Baldwin to show them how to handle a pistol.

Cuppa Covfefe

Gives a whole new meaning to lead role…

(I don’t think Baldwin should have gotten off, but then Arizona ain’t Arizona anymore… seems all it is is lousy ice tea now…

Gail Combs

  :wpds_envy:   :wpds_chuckle:  BARF…

kalbokalbs

Prolly did meet in Ukr. IC / USG gave heads up to Russia. Physical safety assured.

Both likely outside of Ukr now.

phoenixrising

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/hard-pass-heres-whats-debt-ceiling-deal-republicans-are-about-nuke

Some info, looks like typical Uni-party ‘deal’ …

… “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

–Frank Zappa

I think I see the brick wall now

Fiscally Irresponsible – exactly no one is shocked. Keep voting harder, Uni-party always wins.

To turn up the contrast – The Penta-gone has itself LOST track of more than the amount the current Congressional creatures are trying to cut – plus no caps. Laughable. CON-gress sent more money to Ukraine than they are trying to cut.

This Republic’s best days was decades ago…weak leadership, decadent, ignorant, and corrupt – both left and right….

The debt ceiling is a unicorn. Here is a short video explaining why the debt ceiling is an impossible construct under our current system. Central Banks are the ENEMY …

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

SMDH!!!

Gail Combs

Actually Mises had a solution.

Mises on Money

#1. “The Return to Sound Money,”

The first step must be a radical and unconditional abandonment of any further inflation. The total amount of dollar bills, whatever their name or legal characteristic may be, must not be increased by further issuance. No bank must be permitted to expand the total amount of its deposits subject to check or the balance of such deposits of any individual customer, be he a private citizen or the U.S. Treasury, otherwise than by receiving cash deposits in legal-tender banknotes from the public or by receiving a check payable by another domestic bank subject to the same limitations. This means a rigid 100 percent reserve for all future deposits; that is, all deposits not already in existence on the first day of the reform (p. 448).

# 2 ENFORCE CONTRACTS!!! Since Banks magically create money out of nothing to lend for mortgages, car loans, student loans… AND there is NO CONSIDERATION (thing of value) ALL those types of loans are actually FRAUD and therefore illegal. Loans of actual wealth would still be legal of course.

In Human Action, Mises said that the government’s task is to enforce contracts. Among these contracts are contracts for redeeming money-certificates for money metals on demand. He defined a money-certificate a receipt for a money metal that has 100% of the promised metal in reserve. He said that banks should not be favored by the government. They should not be allowed the right to break contracts, which is what a refusal to redeem money-certificates on demand is. “What is needed to prevent any further credit expansion is to place the banking business under the general rules of commercial and civil laws compelling every individual to fulfill all obligations in full compliance with the terms of the contract”

In fact, the attempt by modern governments to regulate in any way an international gold standard is always a political ruse to undermine its anti-inflationary bias. “The international gold standard works without any action on the part of governments. It is effective real cooperation of all members of the world-embracing market community. . . . What governments call international monetary cooperation is concerted action for the sake of credit expansion”

Some how that sounds a lot like what Q and BRICS are suggesting. A RETURN TO SOUND MONEY.

pgroup2

It may take awhile but the ruble [backed up by gold and the yuan] is the next world reserve currency. Get them now while they’re cheap.

Gail Combs
pgroup2

I knew I could provoke somebody with that comment!  😉 

Gail Combs

Considering we are now popular for parties at Russian households…

Actually we do a heck of a lot of different nationalities. I always hope they have ethnic food I can try. 😍

kalbokalbs

Sadly so.

singingsoul1

McCarthy sold out? They can get rid of him.

barkerjim
TheseTruths

Russia Claims They Collected Evidence of Avian Flu Pathogens with Lethality Rate up to 40% in Humans at US Biolab in Ukraine
From the article:
…Now Russia is accusing the US of experimenting with Avian flu pathogens at a US biolab in Ukraine with a lethality rate up to 40% in humans.

⚡️@mod_russia: Documents seized in the veterinary laboratory of the Biosphere Reserve in Askania Nova, Kherson region, confirm the involvement of the Kharkov Institute of Veterinary Medicine in the work of 🇺🇸 UP-8 & P-444 Projects and preparations for the Flu-Fly-Way project. pic.twitter.com/BoB4yB7Y8N

— Russian Embassy in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) May 26, 2023

⚡️ Read in full briefing by @mod_russia on US military-biological activity.

▪️ Evidence of the research of dangerous pathogens in Ukraine

▪️ Development of biological weapons by the US

▪️ Establishment of BSL-4 biolabs abroad by the US

📖 https://t.co/ocZoPmxSB4 pic.twitter.com/kDngcI1uix

— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) May 26, 2023

Russian officials announced their findings on Friday.

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation continues to analyse the military and biological activities of the U.S. and its allies in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world.

Despite efforts by the Reserve’s staff to destroy the biomaterials by cutting off the power to the refrigeration units and destroying the cryopreservoir with liquid nitrogen, specialists from the 48th Central Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Defence found traces of genetic material of highly pathogenic avian influenza, Newcastle disease virus, and avuloviruses even in the samples that had undergone decomposition.

According to the employees who remained in the Reserve, the Ukrainian side offered them a large cash reward for removing or destroying the research results.

Documents seized in the Reserve’s veterinary laboratory confirm the involvement of the Kharkov Institute of Veterinary Medicine in the work of the American UP-8 and P-444 Projects and preparations for the Flu-Fly-Way project.

Their goal was to evaluate the circumstances in which the transmission of diseases associated with economically significant infections may become uncontrollable, result in economic harm, and constitute a threat to food security.

It is necessary to emphasize that once more that the U.S. Department of Defense, an organisation that has nothing to do with the research of bird migratory routes, commissioned the projects.

Gail Combs

In the middle of Cow Country…
My Article: THE WAR ON MEAT: Mr GLOBAL’S ATTACK ON FOOD PART IV
Kansas news article:After years of controversy, national bio-defense lab opens in Kansas

May 26, 2023

A project that was hotly debated during the pandemic is now on its way to the Sunflower State . . .

The northeastern Kansas facility will be the nations only large-animal biosafety Level 4 lab, which means it will be able to handle pathogens that do not currently have treatments or countermeasures.

It is unclear when pathogens used in research will be moved from Plum Island to Kansas, spokesperson Katie Pawlosky said, and no animals or equipment will be transferred…

Although a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, researchers at the $1.25 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility are not expected to begin working on biohazards for more than a year, officials said.

For now, staff will conduct compliance and regulatory work, prepare protocols and operating procedures and train before working with any pathogens, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported….

When I went looking for the Kansas lab I found this:

Biorepository/Biobank

US Biolab is 👉 a global biobank that have access to a diverse range of human biospecimens in various disease states to meet researcher’s research needs. Our biobank contains more than 500,000 human tissue (FFPE and fresh frozen), tissue arrayserum, plasma, whole blood, DNA, and RNA samples. Our team collaborates with the major clinical and research center in the USA, Europe, and Asia on developing collection protocols that are approved by local IRBs and Ethical Committees and that comply with international and local regulations and guidelines….

https://usbiolab.com/

TheseTruths

I don’t trust any of *them.*

Cuppa Covfefe

Some gangGreen group over here is recommending that ALL people be limited to 10 grams (!) of meat PER DAY… to save the planet, of course 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡

Gail Combs

I am sorry that I can not provide a URL this is way too old. It is from the FARM WARS during the Bush years.

World War three is already being fought in silence in the US and other parts of the world.

Who is the enemy?
No, I am not talking about the war in Iraq, I am talking about a much more subtle and dangerous war. In this war the battle lines are drawn by giant corporations, backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and trade treaties, aggressively pursuing a silent war against billions of people around the globe. At stake is the very survival of over 1.5 billion small and marginal farmers, and the prize is your money and your freedom. In 1997, ten corporations controlled almost every aspect of the world’s food chain. With the formation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, global and national politics here and abroad are now driven by corporate financial priorities. Corporations set the agenda for the the European Union (EU), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the WTO and the USA. The objective is the complete control of the food supply, the surefire weapon used by armies and dictators throughout history. If the giant corporations gain complete control of your food, it will be much worse than OPEC’s control of world oil.

In Malawi 1,500 people perished from famine caused by the World Bank’s interference in government policies. A member of the World Bank executive board described this as “unprecedented thoroughgoing interventionism.” Deborah Bryceson of Oxford calls it “de-peasantization”–the phasing out of traditional family farms to make fertile farmland available for intensive capital accumulation using factory farming.

In a vertically integrated food system, giant corporations gain control of the country’s food system by controlling food from seed to shelf. This system is being extended around the world. But as long as an individual can buy land, raise livestock and veggies and then sell at a local farmers market, the Ag giants do not have the complete monopoly they want. So multinational corporations are making the move to gain that complete control. The weapons they use are international treaties, biological patents, dumping of subsidized food and coerced government regulations. The IMF and the World Bank blackmail debt-ridden governments into eliminating high tariffs and systematically dismantling government support of family farming, thereby sacrificing national food self-sufficiency. With the US debt at $9.2 Trillion much of it owed to foreign interests, the US, contrary to popular belief, is not immune to financial blackmail. The new regulations imposed upon governments, originate with the WTO’s AoA, and involve traceability, “Good Farming Practices”, depopulation and “disease free status”. These regulations are designed to complete the demise of privately owned farms. Make no mistake, these regulations actually DECREASE the safety of the food supply while ensuring complete corporate control. How? By removing quarantine and disease testing as “Trade Barriers” and substituting “traceability” and ISO “Good Farming Practices”

The USDA and the FDA are trying to sell these regulations to consumers as necessary “Food Safety” regs. But even American Quality Professionals will not defend ISO. An Article “Eliminate ISO 9000?,” in Quality Magazine received the heaviest reader response in some time but contained no ardent rebuttals in defense of ISO 9000! Scott Dalgleish, editor of ASQ magazine for five years, contends that ISO 9000 misdirects resources to paperwork that does almost nothing. Traceability allows corporations to shift blame from their poor manufacturing practices to the innocent farmer. In Wisconsin a state-blessed monopoly requires farmers to sign contracts shifting all liability to the farmer leaving the corporation free from the threat of lawsuits.

Despite the negative impact of WTO regulations on food safety and despite Congressional defeat of bills to make WTO regulations law, the USDA and FDA are intent on forcing implementation. The European Union has already completed implementation, and as a result, farming in the UK is all but dead.

North Farm is the last working dairy farm left for miles. Mr Lawton said: “… all my neighbours have given up. It’s become incredibly bureaucratic and it’s completely over-powered by bureaucrats – there must be two civil servants in Defra (Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs) for every farmer in the countryside.”. …The sheer amount of paperwork and restrictions on what farmers can do is a problem
.http://www.thisisswindon.co.uk/display.var.2166378.0.tough_times_for_the_farmers.php

Is the extermination of family farms planned or just bureaucratic bumbling? This question was answered during discussion of the agricultural conditions for entry by Poland into the EU. The EU chair lady bluntly stated the EU plans to oust a million Polish farmers from their land. Another EU member proudly announced Portugal had already removed 60% of their farmers. After traditional farmers are regulated out of business, corporations move in buying land cheaply and instituting environmentally devastating monoculture farming. The EU has doubled the intake of herbicides, multiplied the use of fungicides by six times and increased the area sprayed with pesticides by almost a hundred per cent in the past two decades. All very profitable for the Ag chemical giants like Dow and Monsanto.

Backyard gardens to the rescue? Or will they be gone, too?
The EU’s final blow to traditional farming is the list of ‘official’ vegetable varieties. Seed that is not on the list cannot be ‘sold’ to the ‘public’ and it costs thousands of dollars a year to keep a seed variety on the list, effectively bankrupting all the small seed companies catering to organic and backyard gardeners. This allows the mega-corporations to profit from every backyard garden. Corporations even have governments the world over collecting seed so they can patent the varieties. The Global Diversity Treaty is the method used. “Voluntary Royalties” are levied on commercial products the developed but the funds will be devoted to “conservation efforts” and not payments to the original seed owners! In Mexico Monsanto, Cargill and Maseca-ADM have just signed an agreement establishing regional seed banks. Livestock patents are also planned. The Patenting Sentinel and Action Service (PSAS), a part of the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) has geared-up for patenting in the animal sector. The USDA is providing the DNA for patenting by requiring 4-H kids to submit DNA samples of their prize livestock. Cloned and patented livestock is already showing up on consumer tables.

What progress have the giant corporations made?
By using factory farming methods the EU overtook the US as the leading agricultural exporter in 2003. In 2006 it became a net exporter. Brazil, the third largest exporter, with the world’s largest agricultural trade surplus, has set its sights on the US. JBS- Swift’s pending buyout of National Beef Packing and Smithfield Foods beef operations will lead to Brazilian control of nearly one-third of all US cattle slaughter, and propelling it to the top as international beef exporter.

Foreign control of US food
The top four American hog packers increased their national control from 33.6% to 61.3% while the spread between farm and retail prices expanded from 50-cents per pound to more than $2 per pound. This caused the number of U.S. hog operations to decline from 667,000 to 67,000 factory farms. The proposed purchase by JBS- Swift will pare the number of major beef packing companies from five to just three. The key is the “captive” market, animals either owned or contracted to packers. Currently, packers have 60 percent of the market. By the USDA implementing WTO reg to force out family farms, majority control will shift to the big three who will set the price for cattle. The regulations will also prevent individuals from growing their own food animals. The FDA has recently indicated it will follow in the USDA’s footsteps preventing the growing of “unregulated” veggies.

Fighting Back
American farmers, warned by their beleaguered counterparts in Europe and Australia, are fighting back, much to the surprise of the USDA. Despite $138 million spent on propaganda and bribes to states, tribes and breed associations, grassroots opposition has managed to get Anti-NAIS (animal ID) legislation through some state legislatures. The Farmer-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is suing the USDA to stop the first phase (NAIS) of the giant corporations attempt to make non-corporate farming illegal in the US. But farmers can not do it alone. If Americans want to continue to have safe, plentiful and affordable food they must express their support for the farmers right to continue growing food without the USDA and FDA interference. They must contest US involvement in the WTO which has facilitated the export of over 2 million American jobs. A treaty that is detrimental to the best interest of the US is Unconstitutional. Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S.

pgroup2

“With the US debt at $9.2 Trillion …”

How very quaint is this number. /s

Gail Combs

Well I did warn that it was OLD, prehistoric actually. 🙃

singingsoul1

Germany had idiots like that for a while. I have a brother who is like that but he is very wealthy communist. Does not call himself that and walks around like a popper.

Cuppa Covfefe

Still do. I was speaking of them, the greens, led by Robert Habeck, Annalena Baerbock, Ricarda (the tank) Lang, Luisa Neubauer, “The Last Generation”, the KlimaKleber, pantyfa… the list goes on, and on, and on.

And before them were Jürgen Trittin, Joschka Fischer and others… the earliest greens vocally supporting paedophilia to go along with their love of animals over humans; now their support is soft-paedoed, so to speak…

I think they’re running into a wall with their energiewende, so maybe common sense (and lower energy and other prices) will rule the day…

And, worst of all, they’re rabid abortionists, and worship the creature over The Creator…

kalbokalbs

Russian truths fueling USG insane, Russia, Russia, Russia Bad…Putin Bad…save Ukraine…?

phoenixrising

British Media Telegraph reports UK PM Rishi Sunak will ask stores to cap the prices of basic food items

— Rishi Sunak’s aides have started work on a deal with supermarkets akin to an agreement in France in which the country’s major retailers charge the “lowest possible amount” for some essential food products, reports the newspaper

The move would amount to the biggest attempt to manage supermarket prices since controls established by Edward Heath in 1973. However, No 10 insists that any action by retailers would be voluntary.

Link
https://archive.is/ZoQaQ

Cuppa Covfefe

The only Heath I ever liked was the toffee bar (and perhaps the Oakland A’s catcher, when he wasn’t stoned)…

para59r

Well we all know how price controls work. They don’t. This time they are going to do it with a little twist though. If you can afford it, you still get your stuff. If you can’t, the good stuff goes out of reach for you and eventually your left eating bugs and apparently seaweed.

From Ukraine Watch.

 Europe begins to prepare for food shortages

The Guardian writes (https://www.theguardian.com/news/2023/may/26/seaweed-could-avert-food-crisis-extreme-weather) about this development. And as a solution, eminent British scientists have called for the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions that are hampering the agricultural market? 

No, of course they called for the cultivation of seaweed to replace wheat. 

Mass production of algae will be needed to save Europe from food shortages. 33 countries are working together on a programme to grow algae that they hope will soon be on supermarket shelves,” the story said. 

Scientists have gone all out, asking chefs to come up with recipes for salads, stir-fries and soups using seaweed to help people get used to the new food faster.

Gail Combs

Meanwhile they are ATTACKING the meat industry. You can graze sheep and cattle on rocky hilly land unsuitable for gardening but they are not interested in that.

pgroup2

I’d rather eat seaweed than bugs.

barkerjim

Seaweed generally has plenty of critters on it.

Gail Combs

I actually like Wasabi Roasted Seaweed

Gail Combs

And all the sushi wrapped in seaweed.

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phoenixrising
RDS

“Surprise, surprise, surprise!” says Gomer Pyle.

Gail Combs

Well Well Well isn’t this interesting…

ZeroSugar

yes, he [DeSantis] was a JAG lawyer. Also over in IRAQ when we were stealing their antiquities. his sister “died suddenly ” in London and was involved in the Audit of Coutts Bank which laundered the Money from the sale of the Iraq antiquities. His sister’s boyfriend was a whistle-blower on the bank. DeSantis never spoke about his sister’s death until recently and not much said. mysterious.

https://rumble.com/v2qblf6-devolution-power-hour-148-featuring-chris-paul-and-patrick-gunnels-sat-1030.html

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Fascinating.

Gail Combs

I have not vetted that info, but it certainly is an intriguing rabbit hole.

singingsoul1

He is useless to the country because the demons have something on him.

Gail Combs

If nothing else he NEEDS DONATIONS and as TradeBait made clear today.

In 2 Corinthians 6:14 Paul urges the Corinthians to open their hearts to him again and states,  “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”

Via those donations DeSantis has yoked hinself to the Cabal.

Since 1913, the Cabal has been working very very hard to YOKE Americans to the banking system and the government.

Once that concept ‘clicks’ the evidence is all over the place as I document in the comments.

I think that THIS is part of what POTUS Trump means when he say “ONLY I could have done it.” POTUS I think is referring to the fact he is independently wealthy AND CLEAN OF ALL BLACK MAIL AND willing to stick his neck into the viper’s cage.

RDS

Well, here’s an example of what landed in Yours Truly’s email today from the AMA:

https://edhub.ama-assn.org/steps-forward/module/2702192
“Panel Management”
“Use Patient Care Registries to Provide Comprehensive Preventive Care”

Yours Truly: This is an AMA “learning module” that focuses on creating “patient care registries” within a practice or clinic. The purpose of the “patient care registries” is to identity and deal with things like “gaps” in patient testing, compliance with treatment for chronic conditions, and so on.
Apparently, the practice or clinic will choose certain staff members, such as nurses or Medical Assistants, to “oversee” and “manage” the “patient registries.” Any “gaps” that are noted will be turned over to the MD who will work with the patient and get compliance to “fill in” the “gaps.”
There are various downloadable templates for things like creating “patient registries”, for “interacting” with patients to obtain compliance to “fill in” any “gaps”, and so on.
Also, apparently, there are insurers that are now requiring that “patient care registries” be used in order to file insurance claims.
It appears that the AMA views “patient care registries” as an important “tool” in future “efficiency” and “cost containment” for patient care. However, IMO, it smells more like “assembly-line, get ’em in – get ’em out, just follow the template instead of personalized interaction with each patient” stuff.

Gail Combs

To me it sounds like putting together a complete profile so they can figure out whether or not you are worth the cost of ‘fixing’

….

When looking into OH!Bummer care a long time ago (2015) there were articles briefly available talking about limiting healthcare.

All you had to do is look at all the bits and pieces that are already in place.

PEOPLE:
1. DNA testing of all infants.
2. Assignment of social worker to each child born. (Scotland)
3. Drugging of non-compliant children age 7 and up by schools
4. Move to make After-Birth Abortion of children up to 6 years acceptable.
5. Turning schools into brain washing centers instead of centers of learning.

OBAMACARE:
1. Medical care removed for those over 70. Many procedures are now on the do not prescribe list. [Hubby ran into this]
2. Medical personnel snooping in your purchases so they can ‘intervene’ in ‘unhealthy’ life styles.
3. New Dietary guidelines stressing sustainable ‘vegetarian practices’ (no red meat) (Red meat is needed for brain development in the fetus and fast growing babes.)
4. Trials for implanted data chips containing medical info.
5. A new international diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, labels independent thinkers as mentally ill, by calling them conspiracy theorists, deniers… There is even a paper: A CLINICAL ANALYSIS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PHOBIA

POLICING:
1. Spying and retention of phone calls and e-mails
2. Consolidation and militarization of police/federal bureaus under DHS
3. Emphasis on ‘Homegrown Terrorists’
4. The relabeling of conservatives as extremists. For example presidential candidate Ben Carson or those with Ron Paul, Bob Barr… bumper stickers.
6. The indefinite retention without communication or trial (or evidence?) of those labeled ‘Homegrown Terrorists’

SUSTAINABLE TRANSIT VILLAGES:
1. Removal of up to 50% of our electric grid and replacing it with Smart Meters, Smart Appliances thus removing control of your home environment.
2. Screening of Airports ===> Buses, ships, trains and even passenger cars.
3. GPS in new cars that is integrated into the start system so cars can be shutdown remotely.
4. Push to remove individual travel ability.
5. Consolidation of food growing. (See Cornell and food sheds)
6. Push to remove ability to own private property.

In the UK we see the actual plan:Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

And from 2011:

As the 2012 presidential elections approach, potential and confirmed Republican contenders are vowing to repeal the so-called Obamacare, including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

“In addition to the unconstitutional nature of individual and employer mandates, we are learning that they simply don’t work,” Gingrich says, according to CNN.

Such measures require the government to specify exactly what coverage must be included in insurance for it to qualify, Gingrich adds.

“The resulting costs to the taxpayer — and strain on the budget — lead the government to try and control healthcare costs by limiting healthcare services. 👉The inevitable result is rationing by a nameless, faceless, unaccountable board of government bureaucrats.”



https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/firms-business-obamacare-healthcare/2011/06/07/id/399103/

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RDS

One does have the gut feeling of a “miasma” of “Logan’s Run Part II” behind this…

singingsoul1

This has already begun. About 5 years ago going to a doctor he told me “life past 75 is not worth living”. I saw him last year he is 70 and looks like 85and also walks like that. I am going on 79 and my husband is going to be 81 in two months. He has lots of meds for his heart. He is still very active mentally and physically.
It is a crime I am not just saying that because of my age but when I see my husband and some other people who are still active not in nursing homes. I know people who did go into assisted living wound up quickly in the nursing part and were dead in two to three years.
I had a hospital administrator tell me if I want to live long stay out of hospitals. I am familiar with this new medical care . From my parents I learned that it was like that under Hitler and then I saw how medical care was under communism.
Homeopathic care is the best in those places was in DDR better than in the West. People find a way around it. I will have to hire Aubergine for Internet medicine. 🙂
The demons are trying the old over and over .

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Aubergine

I will always be available for you, singingsoul, no charge!

I am very determined to stay out of the clutches of “modern medical care,” too.

Gail Combs

Aubergine,
What do you think of Agarikon Mushroom for bronchitis, and asthma and chronic problems caused by high histamine levels.

Also Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)  for brain/nerve problems. I am wondering if it might help Hubby’s balance problem. So far an increase in beef has really helped.

Aubergine

Lion’s Mane has been used for neurological benefits for a long time. I think it is definitely worth trying for your husband.

The Agarikon has not really been studied well for lungs. For general lung health, I really like Elecampane root. Nettle is also great for the lungs, and as a side benefit in your case, it reduces histamine levels. That’s what I would try first.

pgroup2

If you’re going on 7, then your husband is a cradle robber.

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numbersgirl

At my last visit with my primary care physician his assistant started to ask “lifestyle” questions from her ipad. I answered the first 1 or 2, then asked her why she was asking questions irrelevant to my visit. She replied that “these were just part of their profile form”. I told her I found them intrusive and not relevant to my treatment and I would call the hospital that owns the practice and if they could give me a satisfactory explanation I would answer them. I also asked if I could have a copy of her entries to make certain she entered the info accurately. She abruptly closed her ipad and left the exam room. My appointment with the doctor was very brief.

At that time I felt like this was profiling to determine who the hospital believed was
worthy of treatment. I am sure I am “flagged” in their system.

Gail Combs

I think you are correct. The Clot shot was also used to separate the Sheep from the goats. The Cabal wants to get rid of goats.

I identify as a goat. 🤓

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Aubergine

Of course you do, Greatest Of All Time information gatherer!

Gail Combs

Thank Q

I just try to spread a lot of the info. groups of us have dug out over the last couple of decades.

Aubergine

They don’t like me either. I won’t play their frigging games.

para59r

Need to worm that one into the Depop Series. 😎

TradeBait2

It is time to become invisible to the feds.

Legal oppression is not permitted in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Compliance with totalitarians is unAmerican.

Gail Combs

To true!

I am now very glad that when I turned 65, I never went in for my ‘yearly FREE health check-ups’ or signed up with a health care provider.

singingsoul1

Who is going to enforce the Constitution and Bill of Rights?
The system is corrupt the demons running the country. Stay strong keep the faith and we get through this. This is not permanent.

Gail Combs

We out number THEM a million to one. (I am not counting the beta – go a long to get along puppets)

kalbokalbs

One size fits all care. Including mandated care – Injections.

RDS

One is of the opinion that, for the most part, patients should consider carefully what information they tell any healthcare practitioner other than the most necessary facts about their symptoms or why they’re at the office/ clinic.

Aubergine

AGREED!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

This is a bit of a weird message, but this is a bit like a Q “marker”.

Last night and this morning, I reached a new level of understanding about what is going on. I need to begin by thanking Carl, for his lesson on faith, hope and love. I also need to thank Tradebait, whose “Back In My Day” autobiographical story put me exactly where I needed to be to “get it”. Weirdly, I also need to thank a whole bunch of people on all sides of the “trans” issue.

Some of it came off of Twitter, and here. Some of it came from a completely different source, closer to what we think of as our enemy, but maybe isn’t really the enemy. Once I saw how that source is actually serving what most of us regard as “the white hats”, things clicked hugely.

Everything is shifted now. I see the same facts in a new light. But more importantly, I see the solid nature of certain principles which come straight out of the Bible, and are literally eternal. One of the most important is the love between parents and children, and the generality of that in both time and space and beyond (“eternity”).

Things are far bigger than what Q was telling us. FAR BIGGER. These people in the shadows are faced with big stuff. They don’t tell us everything, and sometimes they only tell us one side – which is not always the most truthful side, when seen from different perspectives.

I have to grapple with this, because I’m not sure how much of this I should even talk about, given that there is likely some truth to the idea that all people are not ready for the full story.

I now think the Q project was inspired. I also think that – in the question of whether it was “on our side” or “on the other side”, the answer is really “AND logic”, or maybe even “both” and “neither”. But that’s not a bad answer, if we stick to our guns on eternal principles, and realize that there ARE good people in places they need to be, who also believe in those principles, and THEY are the ones behind the Q project, I am certain.

Things are complicated in this world, but there are simple principles that are eternally sound, that rule over the complication, and that we need to help do so. We need to be guided by those principles, and speak them boldly.

I will talk more about this in the future, gently, but for the most part, it will come out slowly as a deeper understanding of the conflicts in which we are engaged. My positions on things will not change abruptly or in big ways, but my understanding of the conflict will. I hope that you will be enlightened by the new perspectives that are sure to emerge.

Thank you, and God Bless!

RDS

Wolf Moon
Thank you so much, and noted.
May the Almighty God protect and preserve you and yours.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thank you! I appreciate this so much! 💖

pat frederick

given the recent events here at the qtree…you wouldn’t mind answering a question so we can be sure it’s really you wolf moon, would you?

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Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

LOL!!!

Feel free to test away, but I can assure you that “it’s me”. I’ll be doing an open tonight – hopefully that will feel confirmatory! 😉

BTW, the notifier is still not working for me. GRRRRR!!!

Aubergine

Bell won’t work for me, either.

I am along for whatever ride you take me on, Wolf. “Into the valley of Death/rode the six hundred,” and all that. For I will fear no evil, though I walk there.

This world only has the power over us that we give it. Someone recently told me of visiting the actual prison cell from which Paul composed and sent some of his Letters. It was unbelievable, the conditions she described. It was, in essence, a hole in the ground.

The world tried to exert its will over Paul, and his writings have spread the Word of Jesus Christ for 2000 years. Because evil really had no power over him. It doesn’t have any power over us, either, with Jesus in our hearts.

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TradeBait2

Well said!

Aubergine

Thanks!

Cuppa Covfefe

AMEN!!!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Amen!

And the notifier is working now! Here it goes…..

Aubergine

Yay!

TradeBait2

WWG1WGA.

It is from the struggle that we are strengthened as you know. There are many warriors on here doing the work and becoming stronger.

Wisdom comes when we acknowledge that He makes the rules and we start following them.

Looking forward to your insights, brother. May the Lord bless you mightily!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Thank you, and AMEN!!!

TheseTruths

Shocking, considering the source.

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Gail Combs

  :wpds_shock: 

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Sounds like “open advice” to DeSantis to toughen up.