SCIENCE: Is Tonga’s eruption a warning of more to follow?

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4029982/posts

AAP/Japan Meteorology Agency
Why the volcanic eruption in Tonga was so violent, and what to expect next
January 15, 2022 3.04pm EST 
Shane Cronin, University of Auckland

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Volcano researchers call this “fuel-coolant interaction” and it is akin to weapons-grade chemical explosions. Extremely violent blasts tear the magma apart. A chain reaction begins, with new magma fragments exposing fresh hot interior surfaces to water, and the explosions repeat, ultimately jetting out volcanic particles and causing blasts with supersonic speeds.

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An interesting read which appears to be a quiet warning of bad things to come. 

If the “world” cares about people, (and we know that the Gooferments certainly don’t), then there would be some sort of universal effort to get these folks out of harm’s way quickly.

But, it’s not like those folks are “celebrities” or politicians / bureaucrats!

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RANT: Shots, all inject genetic material into your body

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/01/15/peter-mccullough-covid-spike-protein-lecture.aspx

What You Need to Know About the COVID Shot, and More
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola
January 15, 2022

  • The COVID shots are based on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is the most pathogenic part of the virus, responsible for the worst symptoms of COVID-19, such as the abnormal blood clotting seen in severely ill patients
  • Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA shots, and Janssen’s vector DNA shot, all inject genetic material into your body that program your cells to start producing this spike protein. They’re gene transfer technologies that instruct your body to produce a dangerous protein inside its own tissues
  • A Pfizer biodistribution study showed both the mRNA and spike protein is widely distributed in the body. In particular, it accumulates in the ovaries. Despite that, reproductive toxicology studies were eliminated in the interest of speed
  • The average number of adverse event reports following vaccination for the past 10 years has been about 39,000 annually for all vaccines combined, with an average of 155 deaths. The COVID jabs alone now account for 701,126 adverse events in U.S. territories as of December 17, 2021, including 9,476 deaths
  • Cases of myocarditis explode after the second shot, and disproportionally affect boys; 90% of post-jab myocarditis reports are males, and 85% of reports occurred after the second dose. Cases are also inversely correlated to age, with younger boys being at greater risk. The estimated incidence for post-jab cardiac adverse events is 162 per million for boys aged 12 through 15, and 94 per million for boys aged 16 to 17

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In the video presentation above, Dr. Peter McCullough, a highly credentialed and published cardiologist, internist and epidemiologist, and one of the primary physicians leading the charge to provide commonsense clinical wisdom into COVID treatments, explains what the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is and how it harms human biology — whether it comes from a natural SARS-CoV-2 infection or a COVID jab.

The presentation was given at the Burleson, Texas, COVID Symposium: A Legal Perspective, which streamed live December 3, 2021. He begins by addressing the necessity for safety whenever a new biologic product is launched. Safety is not something we can simply ignore, no matter what else is at stake. We must demand that whatever we’re given actually meets some kind of safety standard.

Warning bells started ringing in McCullough’s ears in the summer of 2020, long before the COVID shots were rolled out. “I was telling lawmakers that we’ve got a problem,” McCullough says, because corners were being cut that might result in a dangerous product. Safety studies, for example, were truncated down to a mere two months, which doesn’t allow for adequate evaluation.

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One has to certain wonder how this “experiment” will work out in the long run?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: CDC admits the PCR is useless

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/01/14/covid-pcr-tests-dont-work.aspx?ui=f9839516412491bb1e06c9e47058c6fb81b9b9b6acedf03e65e93dfdb263c1b9&sd=20210317&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20220114_HL2&mid=DM1090441&rid=1379268558

Bombshell Admission — The COVID Tests Don’t Work
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola — January 14, 2022

  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, experts have warned that the PCR test is not as a valid diagnostic and produces far too many false positives, as it can pick up on “dead,” nonreplicating viral debris
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now admits the PCR test can remain positive for up to 12 weeks after infection. For this reason, they say most people don’t need to retest negative before ending their quarantine
  • The CDC also admits the PCR cannot identify active infection or measure contagiousness
  • People who are double-jabbed or unvaccinated and test positive for SARS-CoV-2, or have known exposure, but remain asymptomatic, now only need to isolate for five days rather than 10, but should wear a mask for another five days when at work or in public. People who are triple-jabbed do not need to isolate after exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days
  • Health care workers who test positive for COVID but remain asymptomatic can return to work after seven days with a negative test, but isolation time can be cut to five days if there are staffing shortages

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From the earliest days of the COVID pandemic, the PCR test has been a source of unrelenting controversy, with experts repeatedly pointing out that it’s not a valid diagnostic and produces inordinate amounts of false positives.

Importantly, a PCR test cannot distinguish between “live” viruses and inactive (noninfectious) viral particles. This is why it cannot be used as a diagnostic tool. As explained by Dr. Lee Merritt in her August 2020 Doctors for Disaster Preparedness1 lecture, media and public health officials appear to have purposefully conflated “cases” or positive tests with the actual illness in order to create the appearance of a pandemic.

Furthermore, a PCR test cannot confirm that SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent for clinical symptoms as the test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens. The inventor of the PCR test, Kary Mullis, who won a Nobel Prize for his work, explains this in the video above.

Almost universally, health authorities have also instructed labs to use excessively high cycle thresholds (CTs) — i.e., the number of amplification cycles used to detect RNA particles — thereby ensuring a maximum of false positives.

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It’s all about creating the “plandemic”.

Time to clean house of all the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats that have had a hand in propagating the “plandemic”.

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INTERESTING: Why are some “invincible”?

https://nypost.com/2022/01/13/these-invincibles-want-to-know-why-theyve-never-had-covid/

These ‘invincibles’ have never had COVID — and they want to know why
By Alyson Krueger
January 13, 2022 6:34am  Updated

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As COVID cases explode across the US with 62.8 million total reported since 2020, and almost eight million since Jan. 1, 2022 — and even fully vaccinated people reporting breakthrough cases — it seems as if almost no one has been left untouched by the Sars-Cov-2 virus. But like McMullin, there are some who have failed to contract COVID during the entire pandemic, even as Omicron spreads like wildfire.

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Why aren’t we hearing more about these people — what do they eat, what shape are they in, where do they “fit” chemically?

I’ve been convinced for a long time that the “experts” don’t know squat about this.

And the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats know even less.

One thing is for sure, I KNOW that they don’t have MY best interests at heart.

Argh!

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RANT: FBI refuses to answer if it was involved in the January 6th

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/11/fbi-refuses-to-answer-if-it-participated-in-january-6-under-grilling-by-ted-cruz/

FBI Refuses to Answer If It Participated in January 6 Under Grilling by Ted Cruz
KRISTINA WONG
11 Jan 2022

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A senior Federal Bureau of Investigations official repeatedly refused to answer when grilled by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a hearing on Tuesday whether the federal agency participated in the riot at the Capitol building on January 6.

Cruz questioned Jill Sanborn, who is executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch, whether any FBI agents participated in the events that unfolded on January 6, which Democrats have called an insurrection.

Cruz asked Sanborn, “How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of January 6?”

She responded, “Sir, I’m sure you can appreciate that I can’t go into the specifics of sources and methods.”

Cruz asked if “any FBI agents or confidential informants” actively participated in the events of January 6th. “Yes or no?” he asked. Sanborn responded, “Sir, I can’t answer that.”

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I would assume that the answer is self-evident.

Time to to disband the FBI!

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POLITICAL: I guess that a low-income student is subjected to the violent, chaotic “environment” of a failing inner-city school is fine?

https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2022/01/07/whats_so_frightening_about_parochial_schools_110683.html

What’s So Frightening about Parochial Schools?
By Shannon Whitworth
January 07, 2022

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Based on the questioning coming from the Court in the Maine case, the general consensus is that the Court is leaning toward striking down the law that bans vouchers from use in parochial schools. Predictably, the reaction by the public school establishment has been over the top. These parochial school critics don’t want to pay for a school to teach any religion (other than Atheism). They are characterizing religious schools as bastions of intolerance, indoctrinating mindless drones who will take the first opportunity to attack the nearest available marginalized group they can find. Taxpayer dollars, they argue, should not go toward educating a child in such an environment. But these critics don’t mind if that low-income student is subjected to the violent, chaotic “environment” of a failing inner-city school. How is that attitude serving children in need?

A former vice principal at Milwaukee Lutheran would end the days’ announcements with “I love you. More importantly, He loves you.”

Love is at the heart of any great education. In this respect, it is the power of a parochial school to restore not only one’s faith in God, but also a struggling child’s hope for the future—generally, with better academics thrown in as a bonus. Any rational thinker would think that is taxpayer money well spent.

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As a taxpayer paying for this “national disaster”, I am shocked that Gooferment Skrules are allowed to abuse these poor children.

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VETERANS: Project 100,000 died at ~3x the normal rate

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TIL about Project 100k, where LBJ and Sec of Def Robert MacNamara decided to lower the mental and medical standards to recruit more soldiers to fight in Vietnam. These soldiers died at ~3x the normal rate.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000

Project 100,000
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Project 100,000 (also McNamara’s 100,000), also known as McNamara’s Folly, McNamara’s Morons and McNamara’s Misfits,[1][2] was a controversial 1960s program by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to recruit soldiers who would previously have been below military mental or medical standards. 

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Disgraceful!

I never heard this one or its results.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment diktats can not match the performance of a free market

https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/europe-meaningless-flights/2022/01/06/id/1051279/

Thursday, 06 January 2022 10:10 AM

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Europe’s sky is filling up with near-empty polluting planes that serve little other purpose than safeguarding airlines’ valuable time slots at some of the world’s most important airports.

The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 has put many off flying, and because of it, getting people and goods from point A to point B has become an afterthought for thousands of flights. It has created strange bedfellows, with environmentalists and major airlines united to cut down on empty or near-empty flights by pressuring the European Union — a pledged global leader in combating climate change — to tweak the rules on airport slots.

“The EU surely is in a climate emergency mode,” activist Greta Thunberg tweeted sarcastically this week, linking to a story about Brussels Airlines making unnecessary flights.

The company has said that if the EU doesn’t take action, it would have to fly some 3,000 journeys this winter primarily to safeguard its network rights.

German giant Lufthansa said it would have to fly an additional 18,000 “unnecessary” flights through the winter to hold on to landing slots. Even if the holidays brought a big increase in passengers — marked by thousands of flight cancellations that left travelers stranded — the rest of the winter period could be slow as omicron surges worldwide.

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William Rusher, the editor of the conservative National Review, quoted economist Milton Friedman as saying that “if the government were to take over the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in five years.”

Ditto, landing slots?

If the airlines could “rent” landing slots from a private entrepreneur, then surely an effective and efficient solution could be found that the didn’t entail flying empty place around at a staggering cost?   But once the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats get involved everyone suffers.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Tourists self-organize a rescue

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10374431/Philippines-beachgoers-form-human-chain-rescue-drowning-tourist-choppy-seas-Video.html

Moment beachgoers form a human chain to rescue drowning tourist from choppy seas in the Philippines

  • A man in his 20s was caught in a powerful tide on Binmaley beach on January 1
  • Revellers celebrating the New Year formed a human chain to rescue the man
  • The man was pulled to safety and was declared healthy by medics on the beach 

By CHAY QUINN FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 04:32 EST, 6 January 2022 | UPDATED: 08:05 EST, 6 January 2022

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This is the heroic moment beachgoers formed a human chain to save a tourist drowning in the sea in the Philippines.

The man in his mid-20s was playing in the waist-deep water when he was knocked over by the powerful waves on the Binmaley beach in Pangasinan province as holidaymakers were celebrating the New Year on January 1.

Onlookers heard his cries for help and immediately banded together to reach the drowning man, who was struggling to stay afloat because of powerful tides.

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Wow, what a powerful example of spontaneous cooperation.

Safe a life; save the world.

No Gooferment; no politicians and bureaucrats, just good people reacting quickly.

Impressive!

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RANT: A police officer is executed

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10366127/Prosecutor-wants-US-death-penalty-police-shooting-pair.html

Female cop was ‘shot dead in cold blood with her own gun as she pleaded for her life’: Illinois prosecutors seek death penalty for man and woman arrested for her murder and for critically injuring her partner

  • An Illinois prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for Darius Sullivan and Xandria Harris who are accused of injuring a police officer and killing another
  • Illinois is not a death penalty state, but the U.S. Attorney General can authorizing a filing for the ultimate punishment under certain circumstances
  • Sullivan and Harris are charged with shooting dead Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, on Wednesday and wounding her partner, Officer Tyler Bailey, 27 
  • Rittimanic pleaded with the pair for her life before she was fatally shot
  • According to Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe, her last words were ‘you don’t have to do this, please just go, please don’t please don’t’

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and CHRISTINA COULTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 18:50 EST, 3 January 2022 | UPDATED: 09:02 EST, 5 January 2022

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A prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for two people charged with shooting dead a veteran Illinois police officer with her own weapon as she pleaded for her life on the ground and critically wounding her partner, who is now fighting for his life. Although Illinois isn’t a death penalty state, the U.S. Attorney General can authorize the filing of a petition to seek out the punishment in certain federal murder cases. In court on Monday, Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe painted the picture of a cold-blooded killing that deserved that designation during a bond hearing for Xandria Harris, 26 (bottom-right), of Bradley in the county’s Circuit Court. She and Darius Sullivan, 25 (bottom left), are charged with fatally shooting Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49 (top), and critically wounding her partner, Officer Tyler Bailey, 27 (inset), late Wednesday. Bailey is hospitalized at a Chicago-area hospital. ‘At the time Sullivan fired the fatal shots into Sgt. Rittmanic, Sgt. Rittmanic was pleading with them to just leave, “you don’t have to do this, please just go, please don’t please don’t.” She was desperately pleading for her life,’ Rowe said, according to court documents.

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Here’s a case that hard for this anti-death penalty pro-life-er.  When they are convicted, a life sentence without parole seems appropriate. 

The only wiggle room for me is when a convict demonstrates that they are too dangerous to keep alive by, for example, God-forbid, killing a corrections officer.  

I am disgusted at the barbaric criminals we have created.

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POLITICAL: Perhaps not all the actors have been identified in the “revolt”?

http://republicbrief.com/feds-finally-admit-secret-doj-commandos-at-jan-6-trump-protests-with-shoot-to-kill-mission/

Feds Finally Admit Secret DOJ “Commandos” at Jan. 6 Trump Protests With “Shoot To Kill” Mission
by Jeff Miller  January 4, 2022

OPINION: This article contains commentary which may reflect the author’s opinion

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What many believe about January 6 has finally been revealed to be true. There were federal ‘commandos’ at the Capitol on that day, and before. The commandos had been granted “shoot to kill” authority, and the FBI was running the operation.

Many people question the federal government’s involvement on January 6th. How did Capitol security fail so spectacularly? Were there members of the FBI acting as agent provocateurs? Were agents inciting the crowd to break the law and enter the Capitol Building so that then-President Trump could be impeached for ‘insurrection’? Was there a shadowy government or deep state conspiracy against Trump? Some things we may never know, but now we do know that there were secret forces at and inside the Capitol Building on that day.

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Ain’t that convenient?

What is true?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: All Religious Exemptions Denied

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/marines-have-now-booted-169-vaccine-refusal-denies-all-religious-exemptions

Marines Have Now Booted 169 For Vaccine Refusal – All Religious Exemptions Denied
BY TYLER DURDEN
SATURDAY, DEC 25, 2021 – 09:30 PM

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As of end of this week the US Marine Corps has kicked out at least 169 Marines over their refusal to get the coronavirus vaccine by the mandated deadline. This after the past week alone has seen 66 additional Marines discharged on top of the initial service members booted.

Amid the new Omicron fears, of which there may be a mere handful of cases across the US military, the Marine Corps said in a new statement that “The speed with which the disease transmits among individuals has increased risk to our Marines and the Marine Corps’ mission.”

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Sorry, BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), ALL the exemptions denied means that there were NO exceptions for religious reasons.

WRONG!

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TINFOILHAT: When did Moderna Began Developing Covid-19 Vaccine

Moderna Began Developing Covid-19 Vaccine Weeks Before First Official Outbreak Recorded
12/25/2021, 3:05:04 PM · by ransomnote · 35 repliesDailyExpose.uk ^ | 12/25/2021 | CAPTAINDARETOFLY

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Conservative and political commentator Glenn Beck recently revealed to Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the Covid-19 vaccine was already in development since December 2019, months before the United States felt the full effects of the pandemic and at least two weeks before China confirmed its first official outbreak of coronavirus.Beck drew attention to the fact that gain-of-function research involving bat coronavirus samples began in the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China as early as 2015. It is a known fact that these experiments were being partly funded by White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr Anthony Fauci and other organisations…

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Who knew what and when?

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SURVIVAL: Insulate, seek alternatives, and plan before the cost of energy goes up?

Germany’s Reaction To The Energy Crisis Could Be Catastrophic
https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/germanys-reaction-energy-crisis-could-be-catastrophic

 — via my feedly newsfeed

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These rising power prices in Europe are fueling inflation, and Trafigura has warned that Europe could experience rolling blackouts if this winter turns out to be a cold one. Meanwhile, natural gas flows from Russia are a big question mark, with tensions over Nord Stream 2 and Russia’s possible invasion of Ukraine exacerbating Europe’s power situation. 

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The article cites German switch from nuclear and gas to renewable electric with all new construction being required to use electric heat pumps.

Since every bad idea in Europe seems to flow to the USA, it would behoove folks to examine how they are going to stay warm in the​ coming DECADE.  Even in non-SHTF planning, higher “energy” costs may mean that alternatives might be critical  — in terms of budget, availability, or outages. 

At the very least, some insulation and other energy saving investments might cost less now before “everyone wants them” and give a great ROI. 

IMHO

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VOCABULARY: Thomasson — an object with no purpose

https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/12/04/pointlessness-exalted/

Pointlessness Exalted

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Artist Akasegawa Genpei took a strange inspiration from this: He defined a “Thomasson” as “an object, part of a building, that was maintained in good condition, but with no purpose, to the point of becoming a work of art.” For example, in Tokyo he’d noticed a well-maintained stairway with a blank wall at its top, and a ticket window that had been boarded up but whose tray had been assiduously permitted still to function.

Akasegawa’s colleague Chikuma Shobo eventually published a whole taxonomy of Thomassons: useless doorways, useless staircases, useless windows, doors to nowhere, senseless signs. Just like art, these items have no purpose in society, but they’re preserved with care, to the point that they seem to be exhibits in themselves. “However, these objects do not appear to have a creator, making them even more art-like than regular art.”

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An interesting concept.

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BIGOTRY: Maybe this is how Catholics should react to Gooferment diktats at every opportunity?

https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/austrian-catholics-launch-public-rosary-in-response-to-lockdowns

DECEMBER 14, 2021Austrian Catholics Launch Public Rosary in Response to Lockdowns
JENNIFER BRYSON

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Amid waves of highly restrictive lockdowns and a proposed universal COVID-19 vaccine mandate to start February 1, tensions in Austria, where I live, are on the rise. But in late November, a new light of hope appeared on the horizon, just in time for Advent. Louis-Pierre Laroche, a wine merchant and father of eleven, issued a call to pray the rosary with others in public, for Austria. Exhausted from the political responses to COVID offering just ever-increasing restrictions, suffering economically, isolated by the lockdowns, frightened and dismayed by the prospect of a universal vaccine mandate, Laroche’s call is resonating with Austrians eager to join in.

Weekly, on Wednesday evenings since the end of November, all over Austria people have started to gather in public to pray the rosary together as part of the Austria Prays initiative. The call is simple while also profound: “Pray for Austria!” every Wednesday night, in public, as a flyer explains, “so that our country, that is currently in one of the most serious crises in its history, will be entrusted to the Mother of God, and to ask for her intercession for all citizens.”

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MLK, echoing Ghandi, gave us the key to resistance to tyranny.  Peace quiet non-cooperation.  (Like 4 years old Daniel has taught me, no one can make ANYONE do what they don’t want to do.  They can only hurt or kill you.  They still won’t do what you want.)

I’d like to see more peaceful resistance to tyranny.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: New Year. Same old Ponzi scheme.

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/12/05/trust-funds-real-and-imaginary/

Trust Funds: Real and Imaginary
By: Laurence M. Vance| Published on: Dec 5, 2021

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To the contrary, four facts about Social Security should be noted.

There is no contractual right to receive benefits. The Supreme Court ruled on this decades ago.

Benefits are calculated by an arbitrary formula. Congress can change the formula at any time.

The Social Security tax is just a regular federal tax that puts money in the Treasury. Its name means absolutely nothing.

Social Security is just another federal welfare program. In fact, it is an intergenerational, income-transfer, wealth-redistribution welfare program.

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Time to hold the politicians and bureaucrats accountable for this giant Ponzi scheme.

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RANT: PAYPAL cuts off NVIC because of their politics?

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On December 21st past the close of business hours, NVIC was notified that PayPal would no longer process donations made by our supporters effective immediately. In essence, PayPal wants to control your choices and tell you which non-profit charities you may and may not support. Pay Pal’s sudden and unexplained action against our donors comes in the middle of our annual end-of-year fund raising campaign.

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I like PAYPAL BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), I don’t think PAYPAL should not discriminate between charities based on politics or viewpoints.

If this policy is not reversed by 31 JAN 2022, then I will have to close my PAYPAL account.

If they can do it to NVIC, then they can do it to anyone.  And, I can no longer patronize them.

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VOCABULARY: A ‘brand tax’ on future job searches

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-pays-brand-tax-hire-talent-fears-career-black-mark-2021-12

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Facebook’s reputation is so bad, the company must pay even more now to hire and retain talent. Some are calling it a ‘brand tax’ as tech workers fear a ‘black mark’ on their careers.

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Like with those who worked at Enron, and their auditors Arthur Andersen, were stained in future job searches.

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INNOVATION: Using YouTube for good

https://www.the-sun.com/news/4280850/scuba-diver-cold-case-missing-solved/

EXCLUSIVE News US News
DEEP DIVE I’m a scuba-diving sleuth and I help crack cold cases by searching for human remains and clues in water
Luke Kenton
8:25 ET, Dec 19 2021
Updated: 8:25 ET, Dec 19 2021

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A SCUBA diver who uses sonar equipment to solve cold cases has opened up to The Sun about how he may have cracked a 21-year-old missing persons case last month when he discovered a car in a Tennesee lake.

Jeremy Beau Sides, 42, who runs the YouTube channel Exploring with Nug, found a black 1988 Pontiac Grand Am during a dive in Sparta on November 30, with human remains inside that are yet to be identified.

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Seems to do it “ethically” by not raising false hopes and not getting involved other than notifying the proper authority.

Great that he can earn enough from YouTube to keep doing it.

Well done.

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TECHNOLOGY: Will the developers please consider old people using their stuff?

I, as with many other people, act as “tech support” for our older friends and relatives.

Will the developers please consider this when they push products to the marketplace.

I like tech products to have a “supervisory mode” that his all the “dangerous” functions from the old, and young, users.

Just like enterprises do to their employees with varying degrees of success.

Phones, chromebooks, and computers are my current hot buttons, but as more devices like TVs and streaming sticks become “configurable”, they have the same problem with “fat fingers”.

Argh!

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RANT: “Science” is never “settled”!

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/why-dont-people-trust-science-because-scientists-are-often-caught-lying

Why Don’t People “Trust The Science?” Because Scientists Are Often Caught Lying
BY TYLER DURDEN
SUNDAY, DEC 19, 2021 – 05:25 PM
Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.us

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There has been an unfortunate shift in Western educational practices in the past few decades away from what we used to call “critical thinking.” In fact, critical thinking was once a fundamental staple of US colleges and now it seems as though the concept doesn’t exist anymore; at least not in the way it used to. Instead, another brand of learning has arisen which promotes “right thinking”; a form of indoctrination which encourages and rewards a particular response from students that falls in line with ideology and not necessarily in line with reality.

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Why don’t people trust the science and scientists anymore?

This is simple: Because many scientists have been caught lying and misrepresenting their data to fit the conclusions they want rather than the facts at hand. Science is often politicized to serve an agenda. This is not conspiracy theory, this is provable fact.

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“I wouldn’t believe you, if your tongue came notarized.” … attributed to Judge Marilyn Milian, but may have an earlier history.

White man speak with forked tongue.

If we have a honest dialogue with full transparency, then maybe people will believe the “science”!

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RANT: My hero, Larry David, the modern day Scrooge

https://pagesix.com/2021/12/18/larry-david-rivals-scrooge-in-his-disdain-for-christmas/

Larry David rivals only Scrooge in his disdain for Christmas
By Ian Mohr
December 18, 2021 | 9:28am

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Among the holiday’s most offensive elements, in his opinion, are — “the loathsome music. The movies with their ridiculous, treacly sentiments. The presents — thinking about them, shopping for them (never without resentment), and the attendant pile of garbage that accumulates from opening them, an environmental disaster simultaneously taking place in living rooms across the country.”

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Yes, it seems that the alleged reason for the season is completely forgotten by this celebrating it.

I always thought Scrooge got a bum rap from the media.  Especially, about the “workhouses”, when he paid his taxes.

There is so much “poverty of spirit” in the land we don’t need to fake it for a “holiday”.

So I, like Larry, just keep my feelings to my self and go on my “merry way”.

Happy Festivus.

And a “Bash Humbug” to you all.

Peace on Earth, good will to … 

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MONEY: Save but in things that will retain their value

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/evil-root-all-fiat-money

Evil Is The Root Of All (Fiat) Money
BY TYLER DURDEN
FRIDAY, DEC 03, 2021 – 09:40 PM
Authored by Egon von Greyerz via GoldSwitzerland.com

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“So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?” -Ayn Rand

Money used to be a stable medium of exchange and a store of value but that was in the days when there were sound monetary principles, mostly backed by gold or silver.

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But these are the consequences that history teaches us time and time again. But sadly everyone thinks it is different today.

Since every currency system in history has collapsed, it is quite a certain bet that this one will too.

For the few who have savings, wealth preservation in physical gold and silver is essential as insurance against yet another failed currency and financial system.

And for everybody it is important to remember that the most important things in life are family and friends. Helping others in difficult times is critical.

Remember also that many wonderful things in life are free, conversations, books, music and nature.

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At this time of peace and joy, let’s prepare for the 7 years of “famine” ahead. 

Buy some commodities and stash them away for the future.

Vote with your wallet when you spend “dollars” and vote your politics considering your wallet.

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