Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Great Reset, the Plan

I don't often post unsourced material. Emerald Robinson posted this, and she says she can't figure out the author. It's called 

The Great Reset, The plan

Phase 1: Simulate a threat and create fear. (December 2019-March 2020)

>- Mount a pandemic in China.
> - Kill tens of thousands of elderly people.
> - Increase the number of cases and deaths.
> - Position vaccination as the only solution from the beginning.
> - Focus all attention on Covid-19.
> - Result: (almost) general panic.

- Phase 2: Sow the tares and division. (March 2020-December 2020)

> - Impose multiple unnecessary, liberticidal and unconstitutional coercive measures.
> - Paralyze trade and the economy.
> - Observe the submission of a majority and the resistance of a rebellious minority.
> - Stigmatize the rebels and create a horizontal division.
> - Censoring dissident leaders.
> - Punish disobedience.
> - Generalize PCR tests.
> - Create confusion between cases, infected, sick, hospitalized and dead.
> - Disqualify all effective treatments.
> - Hope for a rescue vaccine.
> - Result: (almost) general panic.

Phase 3: Bring a treacherous and deadly solution. (December 2020-June 2021)

> - Offer a free vaccine for everyone.
> - Promise protection and return to normality.
> - Establish a herd immunization target.
> - Simulate a partial recovery of the economy.
> - Hide statistics of side effects and deaths from injections.
> - Passing off the side effects of the injections as "natural" effects of the virus and the disease.
> - Recover the notion of a variant as a natural mutation of the virus.
> - Justify the maintenance of coercive measures by not applying the herd immunity threshold.
> - Punish health professionals for the illegal exercise of care and healing.
> - Result: doubts and feelings of betrayal among the vaccinated, discouragement among opponents.

Phase 4: Install Apartheid and the QR code. (June 2021-October 2021)

> - Voluntarily plan for shortages.
> - Impose the vaccination pass (QR code) to reward the vaccinated, punish the resistant.
> - Create an apartheid of the privileged against the others.
> - Take away the right to work or study from non-vaccinated.
> - Withdraw basic services to the non-vaccinated.
> - Impose PCR payment tests on non-vaccinated.
> - Result: First stage of digital control, impoverishment of opponents.

Phase 5: Establish chaos and martial law. (November 2021-March 2022)

> - Exploit the shortage of goods and food.
> - Cause the paralysis of the real economy and the closure of factories and shops.
> - Let unemployment explode.
> - Apply a third dose to the vaccinated (boosters).
> - Take up the murder of the living old men.
> - Impose compulsory vaccination for all.
> - Amplify the myth of variants, the efficacy of the vaccine and the immunity of the herd.
> - Demonize the anti-vaccinated and hold them responsible for the dead.
> - Arrest opposition leaders.
> - Impose digital identity on everyone (QR code): Birth certificate, identity document, passport, driving license, health insurance card, etc.
> - Establish martial law to defeat the opposition.
> Result: Second stage of digital control. Imprisonment or removal of opponents.

Phase 6: Cancel the debts and dematerialize the money. (March 2022-September 2022)

> - Trigger the economic, financial and stock market collapse, the bankruptcy of the banks.
> - To rescue the losses of the banks in the accounts of their clients.
> - Activate “the Great Reset.”
> - De-materialize money.
> - Cancel debts and loans.
> - Impose the digital wallet.
> - Seize properties and land.
> - Ban all global medicines.
> - Confirm the obligation to vaccinate semi-annually or annually.
> - Impose food rationing and a diet based on the Codex Alimentarius.
> - Extend the measures to emerging countries.
> Result: Third stage of digital control.

Praising God, by Scott

I watched Scott grow up in our church; sat behind his family for years. Now he's a pastor with many children, and I still watch him grow through Facebook. I don't know the details, but apparently there was an accident and his wife was driving. His praise and thanks are worth re-reading.

"Tonight I give thanks. My Deanna is okay—better than okay—after a box truck pulled in front of her this afternoon. A devastating and violent collision. Amazing fire rescue, police, and EMTs. And medical experts that have helped us navigate this evening. For phone calls and texts. For prayers and love. For the rescue of Ms Paula to watch my kiddos and Mr. William for his presence, comfort, and guidance through Piedmont Hospital. Tonight I give thanks because what was could have been so much worse. Tonight I give thanks for engineers and inventors who develop safety features for cars. Tonight I give thanks to the men and women who installed airbags on our van. You can see in the picture a cross. It has been hanging from our mirror for as long as we can remember. Tonight, I give thanks to our almighty God who has protected my wife through this day and has surrounded us by such a great cloud of witnesses. Tonight, I give thanks.
 
We are headed home from the hospital in a few minutes. All of Deanna’s tests and scans came back clear. Soreness is moving in for a little while. Gratitude—that is staying."



Friday, October 29, 2021

Physical therapy instead of drugs or surgery

My week has been “eventful.” Two physical therapy appointments and the guy came to measure for blinds. Woot!  Oh yes, and the Clark shoes I ordered came in just 4 days from Greenwood, Indiana.  I loved this "Mary Jane" style, and had been unable to find it.  Now I've ordered 2 and the athletic shoes.

I had 7 referrals last week from my doctor during my annual Medicare exam. Two were for physical therapy. My hands and my balance. Two problems that had been increasing probably the last decade. I've already been discharged from the hand therapy--and good news, I only needed a "tune up." The exercises I need to regain my dexterity and strength are very simple and require no special equipment--like stacking pennies, squeezing putty, paying attention to how I use my hands, using a special jar opener (he gave me one) and also playing solitaire, or just shuffling, stacking, manipulating cards, etc. He said stringing together safety pins would be good too, although I currently don’t have a package. I remember when I volunteered at PDHC I had to pin tags to baby booties (a gift when women come in for an ultrasound) and it was difficult for me to manipulate closing the pins over the yarn.

The hand therapist gave me a little package called “Hothands” which I think hunters and tailgaters use to keep their hands warm. They stay warm about 6 hours after they are exposed to air. I’m going to check around and see where they are sold, because it sure felt nice.  My hands always are stiff in cold weather.

The balance will take a little longer. But during the interview when I mentioned my periodic bouts with vertigo the last 2 years, she got right on that. Even though I am not having the trouble right now, when she did manipulation of my neck and head, she found lose crystals floating around I didn't know about. She said until we solved that problem, there would be no therapy for my balance. For the rest of the day I wasn’t suppose to bend or put my head back, and I couldn’t take a nap (that's the worst part), but by today all is in good shape. She told me even when I'm not aware of any vertigo symptoms (which I could have had for years), it's probably affecting my balance. So when I rolled over in bed this morning, I wasn’t dizzy.

I gave up my bike I think around 2010-11 because of poor balance, and I know I didn't have vertigo until a few years ago—or wasn’t aware of it. So, next week I go back and work on balance.

And it was a good week for LuLaRoe yoga pants.  The VOA has many racks of that brand since it went bankrupt, and the last Tuesday of the month VOA has a half-off sale.  So I bought four more at $3.50 each. Wild and crazy, but soft and comfy. I wore this one today with a bright pink shirt.


 


Thursday, October 28, 2021

History of Civil Rights

"The Republican Party was not so badly split as the Democrats by the civil rights issue. Only one Republican senator participated in the filibuster against the [Civil Rights] bill. In fact, since 1933, Republicans had a more positive record on civil rights than the Democrats. In the twenty-six major civil rights votes since 1933, a majority of Democrats opposed civil rights legislation in over 80 % of the votes. By contrast, the Republican majority favored civil rights in over 96 % of the votes." From History of Filibusters at CORE, Congress of Racial Equality. 

Did you know that--there were 26 major civil rights bills to vote on before the 1964 Act. All supported by Republicans.


The 1957 Civil Rights law—the first significant measure to address African-American civil rights since 1875—established the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for two years, created a civil rights division in the U.S. Justice Department, and authorized the U.S. Attorney General to seek federal court injunctions to protect the voting rights of African Americans. It was pushed by the Eisenhower Administration, the NAACP and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Representative from NY. From History of U.S. House of Representatives.

Ohio State and enrollment data

Today I received The Office of Student Academic Success of Ohio State the 2021 Enrollment Report. I doubt that having Trump as their president made any difference at a state school, but the class of Trump 2020-2021 certain broke all the records. Those of you not familiar with Ohio State, the total enrollment for all campuses is 67,772. 71% of that enrollment is in just 3 areas, arts and sciences, business, and engineering and architecture. I thought it was going to be a report on academic success, given the name of the office, but it primarily focuses on minority enrollment and retention of the freshman class, and that is excellent. Also the highest record for minorities for the Trump class, I might add. That said, college retention is difficult if they aren't getting a good high school preparation, and 69.1% are Ohio residents. That said, the male/female ratio is not looking good, but I think that is happening all over the country. 46/54. For 50 years there has been a push to improve the chances of the women, and perhaps at the expense of the men. Now the trans movement can make it worse if all those gender dysphoric males are counted as females.

Incidentally, J.D. Vance, venture capitalist and author, graduated from Ohio State after getting a kick in the pants in the Marines and the Iraq War, then went on to graduate with a law degree from Yale. He's now running for Senate. If anyone knows American life from the ground up, it is Vance. Read his book, "Hillbilly Elegy."

Dennis Prager had Covid

Why would Washington Post care if Dennis Prager had Covid? WaPo published a long article on him when he announced he had Covid. It's not like people who have had the shot haven't gotten Covid, or died of Covid, nor that younger men haven't gotten myocarditis and pericarditis just from the shot. [see VAERS; it's an alarming number compared to other vaccines] He was sick a few days, and was back on the radio at work in 3 days despite being in the dangerous age group (and I might say, overweight, another of the co-morbidities).
 
Of course, that's a rhetorical question (needs no answer because it's obvious). It's a leftist newspaper, with staff who hated Trump (who got the vaccines on the market), and fights anything like Ivermectin and HCQ (recommended by Trump) that Big Pharma can't make a buck from because they are safe and easily available. Nor does it report anything negative about border jumpers who come in without a vaccine.

I've always been puzzled that a private business like a newspaper dependent on advertising (capitalism) would support Democrats, although that's also easy. They spend huge amounts lobbying for tax and business benefits. Essentially, Jeff Bezos, the owner of WaPo, is like a shadow government official. That way government can't control business, which is the way Conservatives would run government. Huge corporations like Amazon and Microsoft or Pfizer like higher taxes because they hurt the smaller business which might be competition in the future. It's like early abortions being less messy and easier than late term. Nip it in the bud, so to speak. Also, they can just move business off-shore. They can be smug and self-righteous about climate change or building codes or their daughters sharing bathrooms with boys because they'll never face the problem.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

What you can say and what will get you cancelled

We can say, "China doll."
We can say, "dinner China."
We can say, "Chinese calligraphy."
We can say, " Chinese Communist Party.."
We can say, "Made in China."
We can say, "Chinese slave labor."
We can say, "all the tea in China."
We can say, "Chinese cabbage."
We can say, "Chinese silk."
We can say, "The great wall of China."

But we can't say, "The China Virus," even though the NIH and Congress have shown it to be so, and in February 2020 our major news outlets were calling it that.

"China virus outbreak has now killed six people and infected more than 300" CBS News, January 21, 2020.

"Economic impacts of Wuhan 2019‐nCoV on China and the world," Journal of Medical Virology, Feb. 18, 2020.

"News outlets contribute to anti-Asian racism with careless stock photos on coronavirus coverage." Media Matters, March 5, 2020

While Nancy Pelosi was calling Trump a racist for referring to a global threat as the "China virus," or the "Wuhan virus," which the media were also calling it, she was inviting tourists to come to San Francisco. ‘Come to Chinatown, we are careful, safe, and come join us.’ Fox News, Feb. 24, 2020.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Complete Lives Covid Protocol?

Lethal Connections: “Complete Lives” Morphs into “COVID Protocol” in America’s Hospitals

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD

In a shocking departure from traditional hospital policies, a hospital admission has become like reporting to prison. Prisoners in America’s jails have more visitation rights than do COVID patients in America’s hospitals.

One family member, a professional psychologist with a career focus treating victims of trauma, said that in many hospitals COVID patients are treated “little better than animals.”

Shocking recordings of Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale and Banner Health System hospital executives have been released by an attorney on the Legal Advisory Council of Truth for Health Foundation, an Arizona public charity. Executives were discussing coordinated efforts to restrict fluids and nutrition for hospitalized COVID patients and to suppress all visitations for COVID patients.

The COVID protocol that hospital physicians must follow, in lockstep across the U.S., appears to be the implementation of the 2009-2010 “Complete Lives System” developed by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel for rationing medical care for people older than 50.

Dr. “Zeke” Emanuel, who was the Senior White House Health Policy Advisor to President Obama and has been advising President Joe Biden about COVID-19, stated in his classic 2009 Lancet paper: “When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.”

“Attenuated” means rationed, restricted, or denied medical care that commonly leads to premature death.

In 2021, whistleblower doctors, nurses, attorneys, patient advocates, and journalists have exposed egregious hospital abuses, neglect of patients, denial of vital intravenous fluids and basic medicines to hospitalized COVID patients across the U.S.

The Complete Lives Protocol apparently derives from the 1990s UK National Health Service “Liverpool Pathway,” which in effect constituted euthanasia.

Now we see its malevolent manifestation in the “COVID Protocol.” Age-based rationing is happening every day on COVID units of our hospitals, since the overwhelming majority of COVID patients are older than 50, the age at which Emanuel claims that a life is “complete” and not worth the use of medical resources.

"Complete Lives System" and the "COVID Protocol" are pathways leading to suffering and premature death, mainly of older Americans. They achieve the government's goal of reducing Medicare costs. At the same time, hospitals make untold extra millions with extra incentive payments for COVID patients during their tortured path to death, while they are chemically and physically restrained and isolated from families, pastors, priests, and rabbis.

The heartbreaking story of Veronica Wolski, a well-known Chicago Freedom advocate, was widely publicized. Once hospitalized in ironically named Resurrection Hospital, Veronica was given remdesivir, which she had repeatedly refused, denied proper basic medical care that could have been life-saving, and was not allowed access to her family, priest, or healthcare power of attorney. The hospital blocked Veronica leaving the hospital when she and her attorneys demanded release. Her healthcare power of attorney was removed by hospital security. Veronica died alone as a medical prisoner in a Catholic hospital denied even a priest at the end of her life.

Unconscionable hospital violations of human rights, including even violations of the Geneva Convention codes established following World War II to prevent abuses of prisoners, are occurring daily across the U.S.
 
Patients are coerced to take rapidly approved drugs like Remdesivir, in spite of known risks of kidney and liver failure, and to be placed on ventilators, both of which bring in incentive payments and create huge profits for hospitals.
 
Patients are denied adequate fluids and nutrition, as well as vitamins, inhaled and intravenous corticosteroids, antibiotics, antivirals, and adequate doses of “blood-thinners” (anticoagulants).
Patients suffer inhumane isolation with use of chemical and physical restraints, in violation of existing guidelines for patient protection.
 
Hospitals are using law enforcement to deny access to hospital grounds for family and advocates.

Patients and their advocates have been denied information on benefits of early treatments and denied access to such treatment. Autopsies have confirmed many patients died because of inadequate doses of standard anticoagulation, even after family members went to court to demand therapeutic doses to help save lives.

Doctors and nurses risk their careers, their licenses, livelihoods, and even their lives as they courageously speak out to inform their patients and the public with life-saving information. One ICU physician colleague posted this on social media recently

"Just finished a 10-night stretch in the ICU. Patient bashing and blatant meanness have taken on a whole new level within our healthcare colleagues. How can we NOT spiral downwards towards despair when this behavior is allowed and is being normalized?? …I feel I’ve been thrown into a Mean Girls sequel. Making fun of patients and families for not being V’d is the cool thing now. . . . I don’t mind taking care of COVID patients. But this hateful vibe that has permeated my world is what’s going to end my career if it doesn’t end.”

Welcome to the brave new world of government-directed medical care carried out by obedient, profit-focused hospital executives eager for the government handouts of incentive payments for following the “COVID Protocol.”

(permission to publish, 10/26/2021)

Monday, October 25, 2021

Green New Steal in the $3.5 Trillion tax bill

$10 billion of the 2,465 pg., $3.5 trillion tax and spend, Green New Steal bill is for “Environmental Justice” College Programs. Heritage Foundation reports:

"Colleges and universities across the country are already awash in “ethnic studies” programs that primarily serve as a factory for producing left-wing activists.

Section 136601 of the spending bill would spend $10 billion on creating something similar for the environmentalist movement, calling for funding “environmental justice” programs in higher education."

Free money for activists, agitators, and terrorists.

New Movie about the Biden Crime family--My Son Hunter

"Dynasty" Star John James will play the role of Joe Biden in the film, "My Son Hunter." "The script has it all. Money, power, greed, sex, drugs, and alcohol. It kind of reminds me of Dynasty . . . This is a common tale of a father’s ultimate love for his son, despite his major shortcomings. My Son Hunter is an inside look at the world of politics.”
 
The media, big tech, and the establishment worked overtime to coverup the truth about the Biden Family Corruption. Soon you'll be able to see the movie. 16% of Biden voters would have not voted for him, had they known this story.

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The film’s producers are Irish filmmakers and journalist couple Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney (“Gosnell,” “FrackNation”). McAleer said they were thrilled to have James on board the project.
“Joe Biden is a complex character,” explained McAleer. “At times he mumbles and stumbles but he also is one the longest serving politicians in Washington who has become very wealthy during his time in public service. John is the perfect actor to portray that complexity.”

McAleer said My Son Hunter will be “Austin Powers meets King Lear meets House of Cards.”
“Joe and Hunter have this strange King Lear style relationship. Hunter can never live up to his fathers’ expectations. And although Joe loves Hunter, he sees him both as an addict who needs help and a business opportunity to be exploited. This conflict is what makes for the great drama.”

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Decriminalizing shoplifting has hurt blacks

Decriminalizing shoplifting has hurt black communities and store owners, says Jason Riley in Wall Street Journal, Oct. 19. Walgreens has closed 22 stores in San Francisco where thefts under $950 are effectively decriminalized.

Using Target as another example, Mr. Riley notes the closure in recent years of Target stores in predominantly black sections of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Flint, Mich. in the wake of not only increased store thefts but also rioting, looting, and violent anti-police protests.

"If you are middle class and the nearest big-box store closes, you simply drive to a different one or its equivalent. But if you are a poor single mom without a car, your options are limited. You’ve just lost access, perhaps, to the closest, cheapest and widest variety of fresh produce, medicines and other goods. The alternatives are more-expensive convenience stores and less-healthy processed food for your family."

Mr. Riley says, "The fallout from antipolice protests in recent years has been all too predictable, as has the left’s response to it. Large employers quit urban areas after the riots of the 1960s as well, and some of those communities still haven’t fully recovered. Until the rule of law is restored and enforced, they probably never will."

How are our Democrats/socialists/progressives helping black communities? After destroying businesses with invitations to steal, they blame the investors and profit motive, and call the lack of retain or big box stores "systemic racism." Do all Democrats work for free? Do AOC and Bernie get paid? Do they have nice neighborhoods to shop in, or security guards to protect their belongings? And how about all those CRT free-lance workshops. Aren't they overpaid and living in abundance?

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Why we shouldn't use the China model

Biden's cozy with China, but it isn't in good shape even though we seem to be using it as a model.

China has a birth dearth--also too few women. Only a few countries have abortion laws as gruesome and destructive as ours, and China is one of them. In the USA, motherhood and womanhood is being demeaned and destroyed (pregnant persons) by the trans agenda.

China has too few workers, and too few young people to fund retirement and pension plans. In the USA, we pay people to stay out of the work force and kill pensions with raging inflation.

China is killing off its millionaires and billionaires. Literally. As in dead. Our Congress is just trying to tax them out of existence.
 
China is experiencing a fossil fuel shortage and many may freeze or starve to death.

China wants to wipe out Taiwan, a democracy. We're destroying ours from within by electing the radical left wing of the Democrat party.

Xi is a devoted Communist. We should learn from him. China is at war with the USA and has been for decades.
 
Information from Steven W. Mosher as interviewed on World Over, Raymond Arroyo  https://youtu.be/6xNkbimfXnE

NSBA apologizes for its letter to Biden

The National School Board Association has apologized to its members (local school boards) for the mess it made of things by asking the "Biden administration to investigate whether alleged threats against school-board members constituted domestic terrorism."  There's still a lot they could have said, for instance, the provided no evidence and the letter seems to say, we used the wrong words to start this fire storm.  All sides in this controversy over the rights of parents, the secrecy and smugness of officials, and  appropriate venues for protest could stop using the Twitterverse as their source of information.  If there are threats against anyone (like having the FBI turn up and watch at a protest of 25 parents is seen as a threat by parents) then that's a matter for the local authorities--you don't need to go to the federal government for that!

This is the memorandum from the NSBA 

  

I don't know how they apologize to the thousands of parents whom they have intimidated and maligned. How do they apologize to the nation for lighting a fire in a forest of dead wood?






Confession of the non-busy



In January 2018, one of our pastors preached on a topic that included use of time.  After the service, I told him I was probably the only person he knew who says, "I'm never busy." I almost never have too much to do. So I offered to write him a note about it. Today I found the note, but I'm not sure I ever gave it to him, and I don't know if I ever entered it here as a blog. After 18 years and my sloppy way of adding tags/subject headings I often can't find what I wrote even a few months ago.

"Here it is; the confession of a non-busy church goer. My husband says that isn’t true, but let me explain.

I’m efficient and reasonably neat, I’m a modest cook, and I don’t obsess much over details. I keep up with laundry, but don’t do a lot of cleaning. The bed is made as soon as I get up, dishes can wait a bit. I’m careful with money, tithe my income, invest wisely, and have no debt. We’ve never had a credit card balance—ever. We paid off our home mortgage in our 40s, and never had a college loan. That’s not being so smart—it’s mainly because we were born in 1938 and 1939 to parents who had been through the Depression.

When we were younger, we (mostly my husband) did do home maintenance like painting and repairs, now we hire that, and it’s more efficient and safer. I did wallpaper a bedroom once, and I think in the 1960s-1970s I might have made curtains. When our children were at home 1967-1987 I did things I don’t do today—like sewing, driving car pools, Campfire Girls leader, choir mother, but usually pretty short term, like BVS, or volunteering at their school. I didn’t push the kids to be joiners, but that was a losing battle, because if I didn’t enroll them in sports or after school activities they had no one to play with because all their friends were doing something away from our neighborhood. Still I had limits—mainly because I didn’t want all my time tied up. Some mommy stuff I did to actually keep busy—to feel a part of things, which I think you addressed this morning.

The modern women’s movement really took off in the early 70s and there was a lot of pressure on women to bring in a second income. I crunched some numbers and figured out it didn’t pay, but did return to work part time (no summers) when the kids were about 3rd-4th grade. But keep in mind, our Upper Arlington middle class life style in the 70s would be poverty today—one TV, one car, no AC, rarely eating out, no phone contracts or cable bills (our cable bill is higher than our mortgage was when we had one—not adjusted for inflation), etc.

When I was working (as an academic librarian, veterinary medicine, Agriculture, Latin American studies, Russian language studies from 1966-2000 with time out from 1968-1978 for children, etc.) I avoided joining committees. However, it was required for my promotion and tenure to Associate Professor, so I didn’t volunteer much for task forces, or ad hoc stuff. Committees are time eaters and empire builders for the chair, whether at work, in organizations or at church. I was busy one year—the budget had been cut and I lost some employees and had to do their work, but it only lasted about 4 months. I was blessed with some great assistants. Before my annual review I would put a box under my desk and put everything from the top of the desk in it so the office would look good when my boss visited. 6 weeks later I’d go through it, and most stuff could be tossed. I still do that occasionally because my desk at home gets messy.

I believe people are busy to feel a need. God made us to be creative, be in relationship with Him, and after the Fall, to work. Our modern life is really pretty easy, but it’s sedentary. I think I read recently that because of our lifestyle and life span, the average adult American has about 40 years of leisure counting week-ends, holidays, and retirement.

But the key is pressure. I just hate feeling pressured, and it doesn’t matter if it’s internal or external. As I’ve aged and my memory isn’t what it once was, I’ve had to start making lists, something I resisted for years. I feel pressured with a list waiting for me. But. That energizes many people. They need something pushing, nagging, chastising them for not doing better, not doing more, not being more efficient. They thrill at making a line though something on the list. That just doesn’t work for me—makes me feel rebellious and anxious, like a failure. I try not to schedule more than one thing a day—can’t always avoid it—like maybe a medical appointment and lunch with friends may fall on the same day. I try to consciously schedule something social, because I know it’s good for me, like exercise.

I know people who say to me, “You blog? (or you paint? Or you have time to read?) I just don’t have time to do that.” And my response is, “I don’t have time to play tennis or golf.” (I hate competitive sports and am no good at it, never have been.) People are as busy as they want to be, and everyone uses time differently. I’m retired. If time is money, I’m a millionaire. Every verb we use with money we use with time. Spend it; invest it; use it; waste it; etc."

If I wrote more, I haven't found it.  If I've posted this before, I also haven't found it!

Darlene's prayer for the Border Control

Heavenly Father, We thank you for the border patrol and their passion to keep us safe. But we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. Lord we pray that each member of the border patrol know YOU and that every day they put on the full armor of God . We pray that wisdom for them right now.

We thank you for the fact that they were able arrest more lawless people but Lord we know they are probably tired so we ask your anointing for supernatural energy be on them. Some are at home with families. May they know your rest. May they enjoy their families and not take the job home with them.

We also praise you for the arrests, but ask for all the guilty perpetrators to be convicted and put in prison not released like some from the left are requesting continuously. Father we pray for the  lawless that they, too would come to the full knowledge of God. That they would have encounters and come to know you.

We praise you for these mighty men and women securing our borders. We pray for revelations and encounters for them also that they would know YOU ARE WITH THEM. Just like Elisha and his servant . . . may they see who is with them ( 2 Kings 6:16) So he asked Elisha, “Oh, my master, what are we to do?” 16“Do not be afraid,” Elisha answered, “for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the hills were full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.…

Pray this over them regularly as Holy Spirit directs. And praise God for the victories.... Darlene

Thursday, October 21, 2021

I remember when Democrats believed in borders

I'm so old I remember when Democrats cared about the country. We don't/ can't have a country without borders.

In 2005, Senator Barack Obama said, "We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants in this country."

In 2006, Senator Barack Obama said, “Those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in an age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws,”
 
In 2006, Senator Joe Biden said, "Let me tell you something, folks, people are driving across that border with tons, tons--hear me, tons--of everything from byproducts from methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin, and it's all coming up through corrupt Mexico."

In 2008, Joe Biden said, “Now, I know I’m not supposed to say it that bluntly, but they’re the facts, they’re the facts. And so everything else we do is in between here. Everything else we do is at the margins. And the reason why I add that parenthetically, why I believe the fence is needed does not have anything to do with immigration as much as drugs.”

In 2009, Senator Chuck Schumer said, "Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple. . . When we say “undocumented worker,” we are refusing to say it’s wrong and the American people think we’re not serious about changing it. I think it is illegal. . . People who enter the United States without permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enter the U.S. legally." https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10156156092545090&t=9 
Listen carefully to what Schumer says about the American people believing they are serious about reform.

Perhaps these Democrats believe now that since they INVITED thousands to come, putting their lives in danger, subjecting women and children to trafficking that it's no longer illegal?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The mis-named Women's Health Protection Act of 2021

This is the Leftists' reaction to the Texas Heartbeat Law. If enacted, the Women’s Health Protection Act would endanger essentially all state-level abortion restrictions, existing state and federal conscience protection laws, and various provisions limiting taxpayer funding for abortions.

H.R.3755 - Women's Health Protection Act of 2021--The most anti-life, anti-woman piece of legislation ever proposed by loyal, devoted Catholic Speaker Pelosi. It uses every intersectional and CRT term you can imagine. It lies about Black women, who bear the brunt of abortions. This Act which has "women" in the title, uses "person" more often in the language than women. Since only women have babies, it ought to be tossed just for that reason. Not once does it mention the ghoulish methods used to kill late term babies or the selling of their body parts.

"To protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy,"

"for the preservation of the life or health of the person who is pregnant."

"access to abortion services is critical to the health of every person capable of becoming pregnant. "
 
"This Act is intended to protect all people with the capacity for pregnancy—cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender,"

"unduly burdening people’s personal and private medical decisions" [seems that doesn't matter for the jab where the power of the feds can force you out of your job]

"where a person’s life and health is at risk" [but not the little person who matters the most--U.S. is one of 4 countries in the world where a baby can be aborted on the due date]

"Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize any government to interfere with a person’s ability to terminate a pregnancy" [at any time for any reason, and no previous care before termination is required]

"affect a person’s constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy," [there is no such right in the Constitution]

This is NOT HEALTH. This is legalizing murder and shifting more power to the federal government than it already has.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Herschel Walker, Senate Candidate, guest blogger Brian Rhodes

Now that Herschel Walker is running for U.S. senate, liberals have begun their inevitable attack on him. I just saw one person refer to him as a pea brained idiot. Uh huh sure, a pea brained idiot who overcame a speech impediment and bullying as a kid and then went on to become valedictorian of his high school class, a Heisman trophy winner in college, a professional football player, an Olympic athlete, an mma fighter, and a successful business man who started renaissance man foods in 1999 which he’s now grown into the largest minority owned poultry company in the United States providing jobs and financial security to hundreds of people. He also bought into a drapery company in North Carolina that supplies curtains for hotels across the country, and has helped to grow that company exponentially through his involvement. In addition to that, he founded H. Walker Enterprises, LLC and started his own promotions company out of Atlanta that works with Fortune 500 companies on promotional goods. What’s more, is that he’s actually hands on and serves as chief executive for all 3 of his companies. But yeah! Just some dumb former athlete right!?- Brian Rhodes

Diane notes:  He also did all of his athletic achievements without ever lifting weights. He did sit ups and push ups and simple things like that to strengthen himself because he couldn't afford to train at a gym or own weights when he was younger.

Soros funds Facebook fact-checkers

"Currently, Facebook has more than 60 partners who fact-check content in more than 50 languages ​​worldwide. As Remix News has previously reported, 18 out of 20 members of Facebook's global fact-checking board have ties to George Soros, who has provided funding to liberal causes around the world, including over $50 million he's spent on defeating President Donald Trump and efforts to undermine conservative governments in Hungary and Poland.

Soros' influence on the social media giant does not end with Facebook's global fact-checking board, though. He also funds or indirectly funds the third-party fact-checkers that have partnered with Facebook in specific countries, including Great Britain, the United States, and Spain. Increasingly, the fact-checkers he funds are also located in Central Europe, with Remix News identifying at least eight out of 11 countries in the region where the fact-checking organization is a Soros-funded group (a number of countries, such as Hungary, Serbia, and Romania, still have no official Facebook third-party fact-checker or no such information was available at time of publication)."

Definitely an incorrect term. He's not a fact-checker, he's a fact-butcher.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Wake up about Woke

Even with Republican Presidents Bush and Trump, the deep state was busy sowing dissent among government employees and had been for a long time. The current unrest--rioting, destroying businesses and tearing down statues--didn't start with the death of George Floyd or the Ferguson effect. It began in the 1930s in academe and by the time the rest of us "woke" up, it had taken root in most government agencies, and blossomed into our public schools, non-profits, think tanks, and the HR departments of corporations. Even some of our churches were reaping the thistle crops.

The FBI was holding workshops on intersectionality theory as well as diversity and inclusion.
 
Former CIA boss John Brennon, who lied under oath about Trump, declared he's infused with "white guilt" for being a white male. Brennan’s plan required diversity training and included agency-wide “unconscious bias” training.

The Department of Homeland Security was telling white employees they were committing microinequities and had been socialized to be oppressors.

The Army had launched Project Inclusion and is moving to stamp out "unconscious bias" a malicious theory that white people are born with inert bias in their genetic makeup that they are unaware of.
 
The Treasury Department was requiring training sessions to tell staff members that virtually all white people contribute to racism and needed to convert to "antiracism."

Sandia National Laboratories (nuclear) sent white male executives to 3 day reeducation camps and were taught that white male culture was analogous to the KKK, white supremacists, and mass killings.
 
This is loosely known as critical race theory and burbles with words difficult to define but quick to lob a bomb such as equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural sensitivity, microaggression, and links arms with transitioning of sexes, cisgender and militant feminism.
 
The movement is moving more quickly than most Conservatives can comprehend. Bush just grinned, and Trump was slow to do anything, or maybe couldn't imagine that our freedom loving, capitalist country was eroding so quickly. And then when he did take action, was roundly criticized by the MSM and Leftist think tankers using their template--racism. But he was the first president to act against this threat. Now Biden, of course, has it in full swing again, as you can see from his disastrous Afghanistan move with the weak generals.

Wake up, don't be forced to accept woke lies. Vote even in the lower level campaigns that you would usually ignore--city council, school board, judges, school and library bond issue. Remember, non-citizens are allowed to vote in some states in local elections. Who brings them in? Democrats. Write or protest to your representatives. Support the writers and speakers and pastors who are knowledgeable. Talk to your friends and neighbors. Speak up. The next time you're accused of racism because you have common sense and are a patriot, push back. Refuse the workshops on diversity training. Bring a lawyer if you must. Be the Paul Revere of our era--there's a battle to be won and they aren't slowing down. They've got a 30 year head start.

Critical Race Theory is Marxism, simply substituting color of skin for class. Wealth, social position and education level are all fluid in the United States. With skin color, the Left has a never ending source of jealousy, resentment and vilification.



https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/08/13/americas-top-nuclear-weapons-maker-was-subjected-to-a-white-privilege-re-edu-n2574297?


Workers who are paid not to work--a Biden disaster

Some of you think those economy crippling benefits have stopped. They haven't. If your favorite restaurant closes or shop owner locks the door, it may not be supply chain. It's no one will work when being paid to stay home.
 
"Back in July, the federal government was still paying enhanced benefits to the unemployed—even though many in Washington, including prominent Democrats, were warning that the federal handouts on top of state unemployment payments were creating a big disincentive to go back to work. That extra federal payment, which had begun under President Trump and was extended by Biden last March, finally ended in early September, but other federal aid continues. The IRS, for instance, now pays families a child tax credit that has expanded to $3,600 per child under six and $3,000 per older child. A recent study estimated that this lucrative benefit, if it becomes permanent as some Democrats have proposed, could prompt up to 1.5 million more mostly low-income parents to leave the workforce over the next few years. Meantime, the Treasury Department has told states that they can use some of the $350 billion stimulus money Washington was sending them to support and expand their own unemployment benefits."


Even before the Covid-induced recession struck, public policy in America had been increasingly discouraging work through expanded and more generous disability payments, longer bouts of enhanced, less restrictive unemployment benefits, and more generous social-welfare payments. One consequence: the ranks of the permanently unemployed have grown in America. In the last 20 years alone, the country’s labor-participation rate shrank from nearly 68 percent of adults to just 63 percent right before the Covid lockdowns began. Then in March 2020, the rate slipped below 61 percent—an unprecedented drop. Since then, it’s climbed less than halfway back to pre-Covid level, despite widespread business re-openings and help-wanted signs everywhere. More people are getting used to not working, and the Biden administration’s proposals for expanding federal aid programs will do little to lure them back.



Saturday, October 16, 2021

Be a fool for Christ. But don't be fooled by this word.

Don't be fooled.
 
Equity does not mean equality and it doesn't mean equal treatment, fairness or justice. It's one of the deliberately ambiguous and contradictory words in the language of newspeak, a term that means whatever Democrats and Socialists say it means. Attached to a management job description, it means one more overpaid bureaucrat checking the rule books for speech, privilege and physical characteristics. Ohio State created its office in 1970 and still can't stomp out evil so it needs more staff and more grants. There may be 20-30 assistants and go-fers in Diversity and Equity divisions of universities, and they are growing in woke corporations.
 
Recently I heard a speaker say just toss out diversity and inclusion, and go straight for equity. The speaker was white, so did she mean to be diverse or inclusive, whites might be on the roster? I think the words diversity and inclusion will gradually go the way of "multiculturalism" and "non-discrimination."
Equity is not a Biblical value, but a political tool, although some Christians are trying to climb on that band wagon by cherry picking Bible verses. Although they say otherwise, Christians love being in the "world." In fact, what equity means in real life, in real workplaces, in real award shows or real institutions when codified or regulated is

envy
jealousy
greed
bullying
fear
injustice
spying
Idolatry
rivalry
strife
selfishness
dissensions
enmities
quarrels
humiliation

It means repaying evil with evil
not living peacefully with all
always avenging, never forgiving.

Be a fool for Christ. But don't be fooled by this word.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

October 14, 1066, the Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. It took place approximately 7 mi northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory. (Wikipedia).

I only mention it because as I figure the names in our genealogy both the Corbett surname and the Bruce surname came from France, and I think maybe our forefathers made the trip to England and then a few centuries later to Ireland and Scotland.

"Corbet, Corbett, Corbitt, Carbert, Corbert, and Corburt, this interesting Anglo Scottish surname is of Norman - French origins. Derived from the French word "corbet", it is translates as "Little raven", in heraldry a highly respected bird known for its ferocity. A quote from Courthope's "Debrett" states that - "Corbet, a noble Norman, came into England with the Conqueror, and from his son Roger Corbet descended the baronial house, as well as the families of the name now existing". The Conqueror referred to is of course William 1st (1066 - 1087), and during his reign many such names were introduced from France." Read more: https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Corbet#ixzz79Jbl9did

"Bruce is a locational name, deriving from the place of origin of the family in Normandy in France, either in Brix or in Brieuze. The first Bruces, with the Norman name de Brus, came to England with William the Conqueror during the eleventh century Norman invasion." https://www.archives.com/genealogy/family-history-bruce.html

How the media are handling the Loudoun County, Virginia story

Admittedly, I haven't done a thorough deep dive in the archives on whether CNN, MSNBC, NYT, and WaPo have covered the rape and sodomizing of a female student by a boy in a skirt at a Loudoun Co., Virginia school bathroom. That boy was transferred to another school where it's been reported (also by non MSM sources) he did it again to another girl. It has been covered by Fox and Newsmax who apparently thought that the previous spin on this story which was everywhere on the MSM was newsworthy. If you watch CNN, have you seen the coverage of the father who was arrested for speaking out at a school board meeting? That video went viral. Have you seen the current information now available on why he spoke at the meeting? (The school was covering up the rape because of the transgenda bathroom policy.)

In 2005 a Columbus school principal was fired and 3 assistants put on leave for covering up the rape of a disabled girl in her school and not calling the police, but handling it in house. In the Virginia case, the police have the record of the assault, but the school denied it happened. In 15 years the intersectionality pendulum has really swung back at the expense of the children.

Fox has a much bigger audience than CNN and MSNBC, so let's hope someone in the Northeast or the DC bubble has seen it, as well as our school board in Upper Arlington which is making a big mess of the bathroom issue. We've had a huge "Keeping up with the other Suburbs" building expansion here with our taxes soaring.

Also, there is an election going on in VA and this is one of the issues. It seems the Democrat has said parents should stop telling teachers how to do their jobs. VA is part of DC. Glenn Youngkin (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D). I just looked at MSN News and the reporter is spewing the usual--white parents, right wing media yada yada--but says nothing about the rape in a bathroom charges by the father and why he was protesting at that meeting in June. You can lie without saying anything!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Southwest Airlines

Occasionally I look at a pound sign (particular topic) on Facebook. Checking #southwest I found many enlightening posts, but noticed this one particularly:
"Paraphrasing from a Southwest employee....

“80% of our pilots are ex-military. We see the tyranny that’s happening. They’re coming for essential workers first (nurses, doctors, firefighters, police, military, teachers and transportation workers) and they’re coming for the rest of America next. We’re not doing it for us, we’re doing it for America. We swore to defend the constitution against all enemies”.

Monday, October 11, 2021

California's new "period" law


Although I'm sure there are less expensive ways to solve the menstrual problems of young women, it is a problem. I remember a decade ago talking to a female Columbus teacher who told me about how often she had to come to the rescue of a student, and particularly low income students, or girls who don't have good parents who look out for them. I was shocked.
 
So California's new law isn't a joke, it isn't a left wing plot. Many rest rooms for women supply these products free. I'm sure some abuse this and think they'll take a bunch home, but it's a God-send for many. And for a student who is already between a C and a D, it could mean staying in school.

The mess in the ports and everywhere else

Why was there no transportation crisis or cargo ships waiting for weeks to unload because there are no workers when Trump was in office in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic? Because his administration moved quickly and anticipated the problems that could result from questioning and accusing a behemoth like China. Because Trump was a businessman and Biden is a bureaucrat who has never worked a day in his life. Biden colluded with China, created inflation, imported illegals to take American jobs, and paid American workers to stay home to bankrupt small businesses so giants like Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Ag can destroy our capitalist economy. Prove me wrong.

Happy Indigenous peoples Day

The Green New Steal folks and the "Include everyone but Whites" cults love to overlook that slavery is still endemic in Africa, and that African slaves were sold to European slavers by Africans and over 90% went to South America, not North America. There are more slaves today than during the 18th century trans-Atlantic slave trade.   In South America slaves had long been sacrificed by indigenous people for fertility, agricultural crops, and maybe just to show one's importance. "The eminence of chiefs and kings, the ritual and political necessity for human sacrifice, and the obligatory nature of exchange relationships were reinforced by and used to justify the presence of human captives. Culturally, the figure of the captive, or sometimes “pet,” was, and still is, important not just at the level of political representation, but also cosmologically, because the key relationship between humanity and divinity is one of predation for many native peoples [in South America] (from PART III - SLAVERY AMONG THE INDIGENOUS AMERICANS, 1492-1820, Cambridge University Press: 2011.

Need some courage or pride? Listen to Trump

Tired of being told you're a loser, a white supremacist, deplorable and a troglodyte? You need President Trump! Tired of Western Civilization being mocked and statues of heroes being defaced, torn down or taken away in the dead of night (Columbus, Ohio)? You need to be reminded where you've come from and where you're going if you give in to Biden plan to crush you.

‘President Donald J. Trump told a crowd of some 15,000 Poles in Warsaw on Thursday [July 6, 2017].
“We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression.”

“We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success,” Trump continued in his remarks in KrasiƄski Square. “We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything, so that we can better know ourselves.”

“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?” Trump wondered. “Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

There is not a single person in the Biden Administration who could give this speech and not be thrown out of his party.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Adrienne's trip on Spirit Airlines--a trip

Adrienne who is a writer and speaker is a frequent flyer.  Here's her recent experience with masks.

"The announcements on Spirit Airlines today got me like...really?! You almost can't help but laugh and roll your eyes--and take notes!

Some of the announcements today:

1) During the usual safety instructions at the start of the flight:
"If we lose cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling. You will need to remove your face mask before putting on the oxygen mask."

Really, Spirit?! Who would have thought? So now, we've got to try to figure out two different kinds of masks while wrapping our brains around being on a plane falling from the sky! So do we take the face mask off the kid traveling with us before we take off our face mask, like we are told to put on our oxygen mask before putting the oxygen mask on said kid? Just wanna make sure I have the mask order of operations right. LOL!

2) "In a few minutes, we'll begin our descent into St. Louis. This is a good time to go to the restroom, blah, blah, blah--and to make sure your masks are securely covering your nose and mouth. You are required to have your mask on unless you are actively eating, drinking, or taking medication."
My question: Are there people IN actively eating, drinking, or taking medication?!

3) "We are making our final descent into St. Louis. Please be sure you remain seated for the duration of the flight, your personal item is stowed under your seat, the tray table is in an upright position, and your mask is fully covering your nose and mouth."

...because, of course, a safe landing is connected to one's face mask fully covering one's nose and mouth!

Can we get any more ridiculous? Shhh, Adrienne...Don't ask--because you already know the answer. Of course, we can--and that's the plan."

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Friday, October 08, 2021

Can anyone defend a Biden decision or policy?


Bruce Zimmerman at The comment section for Washington Post asked me what had Trump ever done that was positive, so I told him.

Abraham accord
Energy independence
Border security
Support for the unborn
Judicial appointments of constitutionalist
Anti-war leadership
NATO--fair share
Operation Warp Speed when Dems said couldn't be done
Disruptor of corruption in both parties
Best economic progress for Blacks in 50 years
Freedom from Obamacare mandate
African-American unemployment has lowest rate ever recorded.
Hispanic-American unemployment lowest rate ever recorded.
Asian-American unemployment lowest rate ever recorded.
Women’s unemployment the lowest rate in 65 years.
4 million off food stamps
Biggest tax cuts and reforms in our history
Net natural gas exporter
Right to try medical procedure (which probably saved him from long hospital stay from Covid)
Big increase in military funding (which Biden threw away)
Got us out of the Iran steal
Hospitals to disclose costs
Animal cruelty a felony
Transparency and Competition for insurance companies
Bringing American companies home
Reductions of regulations strangling businesses

I did not support him in 2016, but he really opened our eyes (obviously not yours). Being a Trump supporter is an adult education like we've never had before. He was not indebted to either party and we really saw the fangs and claws come out when he began calling out the good old boys' club that is DC politicking. We saw the unelected bureaucrats rise up and defend their lives at the public trough. We knew the legislatures at the state and federal level had become very weak, but we really took notice on how the most insignificant judge on the lowest court could take on the president and prevent him from undoing the shady Executive Orders of the previous president.

We began to see why his slogan "Make America Great Again" was such an anathema to Democrats, increasingly controlled by its left flank. Why the red hats had to be snatched from heads, and ugly arguments started. Why the pink hats had to make women look like blood thirsty baby killers.
If you can't compare the current bumbling fool to a blustery business man that runs circles around him and see the difference, advice from an 82 year old former Democrat won't convince you.

Update by Anna: Let's add criminal justice reform, record funding for historically black colleges, and dumping NAFTA for the USMCA. The list of his accomplishments is endless, but liberals have not heard about any of them, because their preferred media sources don't report them. He probably accomplished more in 4 years and kept more of his campaign promises than any other president, and this while being attacked from all sides.

Toni Evans, Olentangy Liberty school law suit

I heard the lawyer of Toni Evans (fired from Olentangy Liberty school district) on the radio today and she's suing. He says she was fired (told to resign) for commenting to a student in April that the virus had come from China and US was getting PPE from China. Three administrators (she's suing them) said her comment was racist. Isn't it amazing how that word has become widened and bloated just since 2008? I'm not sure, but I think it was a private conversation. She's not a person with any power; she's a study hall monitor, single woman, 58 years old, 20 years employed and her dismissal will prevent her from getting another job in a school, the lawyer said. You know how they are with the "little people," let's hope they let her keep her pension.

I think it was just filed, however, when I looked online, I found she was suspended for a poster that was "anti-black" on her Facebook page. So I checked that and it was a photo of "The Squad." I'd say it's the school district that is racist if every time they see a Democrat black politician they only see the race. I've commented about The Squad many times, and it's not about their race even when they insert it.

 IT. IS. THEIR. POLITICS.
 
Another employee, with a very Slavic or East European surname in that same article was also suspended for posting a photo of a transgender couple where "he" was pregnant and "she" had provided the sperm. Again, there was nothing inaccurate in the photo or information that I could see, except by positing it she was accused of being transphobic, by the standards of the school administrators. Where are they finding these laws that they are "enforcing?" Suspended for understanding biology? Do the administrators discipline employees who are Marxists or Socialists or Monarchists or Tribalists? Or just people with ordinary values and intelligence.

So I looked through a few other items about that school district (Delaware County, north of Columbus) and see it is really in to intersectionality, BLM, transgenderism, anti-racism (which is the opposite of what it sounds like), "women's health" (aka pro-abortion), congratulating their mostly white wealthy community (ca. 4% black) with virtue signaling after George Floyd's death, and obviously not for freedom of speech or diversity of thought.

I suppose it will be on the news, so follow this case. And I wouldn't move there if you are house hunting.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Big reveal for Pfizer

Two bombshells this week about Pfizer. 1) Researchers admit natural immunity is better, and 2) Yes, fetal cells were used by Pfizer and they chose not to reveal it (to better compete), and lied to the various bioethics commissions. Meanwhile, Biden is not excusing those with conscientious objections. Add this to the whistle blowers in HHS revealing heart problems and the gaslighting by the media calling millions of people paranoid conspiracy theorists, and we have a HUGE mess. And yes, it was undercover research that revealed their lies to the American public and the churches.

Remember the Henrietta Lacks story, and the Tuskegee syphillis scandal? Do our "investigative" reporters only wake up when the trust of black citizens is violated?
 
Adult stem cells and cord blood stem cells do not raise special ethical concerns and are widely used in research and clinical care. President Bush stopped new embryonic cell lines from being developed with government money (did not affect privately funded research), but Obama jump started embryonic stem cell research I think during his first week in office. A huge difference in the characters of the two presidents.

Much of the income from Planned Parenthood is from selling baby parts--hearts, livers, scalps, eyeballs, etc.--for research.
If you are on Facebook or a member of a church, you see or hear a lot of prayer requests. You might be one of great faith, little faith or no faith. You might be in a yoga pose, clutching your beads, or looking at today's request for the president.

Agnostics and atheists have studied prayer. And guess what? Prayer has been scientifically proven potent. Even I have difficulty believing the results (being a Christian I suppose I prefer my tradition to be the one that works).
 
Today I was reading Erling Olsen's book, "Meditations in the Book of Psalms," specifically Ps 86. He had a popular radio show during the Great Depression which was later turned into a book. He quoted and commented on the 1935 book, "Man, the unknown," by Dr. Alexis Carrel (still available in print and also in the Internet Archive in digital form). He says Carrel wasn't a Christian (don't know if he was of any faith family, being a scientist), but he wrote:

"Prayer should be understood, not as a mere mechanical recitation of formulas, but as a mystical elevation, an absorption of consciousness in the contemplation of a principle both permeating and transcending our world It is incomprehensible to philosophers and scientists, and inaccessible to them. But the simple seem to feel God as easily as the heat of the sun or the kindness of a friend." He goes on to say, "There is no need for the patient to pray or even to have any religious faith. It is sufficient that someone around him be in a state of prayer." He comments on the miraculous results he has seen in patients from TB to abscesses to cancer.
This reminds me of a double blind study I read back in the 80s that I've never forgotten. People of faith and unbelievers were assigned to pray a certain number of minutes a day for patients they didn't know, or even know what the problem was, or where they were. The researchers also didn't know who was matched with whom. But the patients who were prayed for had better outcomes.

So when you see or hear a frantic or sad message (or in the church bulletin) it's a comfort for the requester for you to dash off an emoji or "thinking of you" note, but also take a breath, slow down, and actually pray about the elderly parent, or accident of a friend, or a pregnancy in distress, or a financial problem. You don't have to be a believer, nor does the person in trouble. According to science.

The hypocrites in the Biden Administration

Maxine Waters promoted attacking Republican "public servants" like Sarah Sanders, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz, but they get away with it. When Mrs. Soccer Mom raises her voice because no one on the school board cares about her kid, then she's a domestic terrorist. Democrats are systematically trying to destroy the 80 million people who voted for Trump in 2020--11 million more than voted for him in 2016. Hillary Clinton whined and raged for 4 years after 2016--and the media gave her a pass. The J6 event has been played up as worse than the Civil War. The media, print and social, are not our friends, they are co-conspirators with Pelosi's Gang.

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Illustrated History of the Diocese of Columbus--today's new book purchase

 


Dear UAPL:

This is not a purchase suggestion; I'd like to donate it for circulation.  There are 9 copies in the system, none in UAPL and 5 are non-circ. I purchased it today at VOA for 90 cents.  Published in Italy in 2001, it is in prime condition with good quality paper and color photos. I'm not a Catholic, but enjoyed reading it due to the local history and excellent photos of local churches including St. Andrew, St. Timothy, St. Agatha, plus local schools like Ready and Watterson, Ohio Dominican and the Josephinum.  It also has photos of local works of art. It's not really a reference book, or even just local history (the diocese is huge and covers many communities) which is why I'd like to see it in your circulating collection. The UAPL does not have a good collection on Christian denominations, the history of Christianity or even Christian values or ideas, and I believe this would be a valuable addition to your collection.

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Radiance Foundation calls out Lancet for treatment of women

WASHINGTON D.C. — British medical journal “The Lancet” is dealing with the ongoing controversy regarding the September 25 journal cover which labeled women as “bodies with vaginas.” People in Britain and around the world are condemning the controversial language, with one critic stating, “This framing makes it sound like a coincidence that ‘bodies with vaginas’ have been neglected by medicine, as if it were not the product of a discrimination and oppression specific to the female sex… Medical misogyny exists—and refusing to acknowledge women perpetuates it.” Another critic commented, “It’s really difficult to imagine why any medical researcher would want to submit their paper to a Lancet journal when they are happy to refer to women on their front cover with language which would be considered inappropriate even in a red-light district.”

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief at The Lancet, issued an official apology for the cover, saying that the journal accidentally “conveyed the impression that we have dehumanized and marginalized women” and that they “apologize to our readers who were offended by the cover quote and the use of those same words in the review.” Many critics are unsatisfied with this response, arguing that this choice of words promotes female erasure and bows to transgender ideology.

Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.theradiancefoundation.org), commented on this concerning trend in the medical field. Bomberger stated, “The Lancet is following the disastrous and dangerous trend in the medical field of denying basic biology. The American Medical Association has called for the erasure of gender from birth certificates. The Director of the Centers for Disease Control officially refers to women as ‘pregnant people.’ All of these semantic euphemisms, which only confuse communication, are simply political capitulations to a powerful and well-funded LGBT activist movement. The abhorrent objectification and erasure of women is nothing new. The medical field needs to stop serving special interest groups and start serving the public who needs honest healthcare.”

The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Missing children recovered

 More than 100 people arrested, 10 missing kids recovered in human trafficking operation (msn.com)

More than 100 people were arrested as part Operation Ohio Knows, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced on Monday.

Yost, who was joined by law enforcement agency's from Franklin, Montgomery, Portage and Summit counties announced 161 men have been arrested for trying to buy sex. The attorney general said three of the men were arrested for trying to buy sex from a minor.

"This is the largest human trafficking sting in the history of the state, to date--a city councilman, a teacher, a professor, and a firefighter were part of the group.

The Biden welcome mat--for foreigners, not Americans

And many more are coming. Caravans. Leftist NGOs supplying transportation, food, water, clothing, diapers. "Y'all come," says Biden. We'll just bus you around the nation or wherever you want to go. Americans don't want to work because of Biden's generous stay at home policies. Now he has to find those who are willing and eager to work. Who knows, employers may be exempt from all those pesky vaccination laws if there are no documents. Americans also don't want to have babies--can't even figure out their own gender! Border jumpers seem to have that figured out and will help the population problem.






Sunday, October 03, 2021

Biden nominee, Saule Omaova

Communists are slow learners, but they know their public--gullible, and always eager for something for nothing. "Entitlement spending isn’t the only radically progressive news out of the White House. The [WSJ] editorial board warns about President Biden’s nominee for the Comptroller of the Currency, [Saule Omarova, who wants to eliminate banks] who has fond memories of the Soviet economy and advocates a total overhaul of the U.S. banking system she'd regulate."

Who in the world is pulling the Biden strings?


October's bright blue weather

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.  It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November wouldn't it?  Anne of Green Gables.  Yesterday's blue skies have turned to grey and the tiny yellow leaves of the locust tree outside my window are twirling like golden snow. 

O suns and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October's bright blue weather.

And today October 3 is Respect Life Sunday.  From the tiniest unborn to the oldest person in a care facility or in your own home, respect life.  You were once that little one and you will someday be frail in need of tender care.

We will soon be welcoming a great-great nephew (grandson of our niece) and would wish all children could be so celebrated.

Friday, October 01, 2021

Biden and buddies in Google--ban virus information

Google owns YouTube, so by analogy, owns President Biden. This is a clear definition of Fascism. Where government uses private businesses to control its citizens. It's definitely not sending mean tweets or making deals with Israel or asking Mexico to keep illegals behind the border which some of my Democrat friends got hysterical about and drew moustaches on cartoons of Trump . While allowing some of our most serious enemies abroad, and vicious Leftists who claim to be Americans to keep a platform to spew lies and violence, YouTube has removed 130,000 videos which they claim are "misinformation" about vaccines. Even Robert Kennedy Jr.