Dear KMAG: 20200705 Open Topic

~ In God We Trust ~

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

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

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~ In God We Trust ~

As we grew our nation from the Pilgrims to today, a national recognition of and reliance on God’s Providence has been a hallmark of our national character. From William Bradford to Donald Trump, with exceptions, we have thanked and praised God for His powerful and merciful hand as He has aided and dealt with us as a nation.

It is entirely fitting that we have chosen “In God We Trust” as out national motto and the words “one nation under God” in our pledge of allegiance to our flag and country. May our recognition of and dependence on God grow ever stronger in the coming days.

The following are some short history and quotes of this relationship:

~ In God We Trust ~

“No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense,” Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase wrote to U.S. Mint director James Pollack in 1861. “The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins. You will cause a device to be prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest and tersest words possible this national recognition.”

. . . one nation under God . . .

On February 10th, Senator Homer Ferguson from Michigan introduced a Senate Joint Resolution (S.J. 126), [6] explaining to the Senate:

“Our nation is founded on a fundamental belief in God, and the first and most important reason for the existence of our government is to protect the God-given rights of our citizens. . . . Indeed, Mr. President, over one of the doorways to this very Chamber inscribed in the marble are the words “In God We Trust.” Unless those words amount to more than a carving in stone, our country will never be able to defend itself.”

These resolutions were passed, and on June 14, 1954 (Flag Day), President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law, officially adding the words “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, telling the nation:

“From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. To anyone who truly loves America, nothing could be more inspiring than to contemplate this rededication of our youth, on each school morning, to our country’s true meaning. . . . In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource, in peace or in war.”

The Mayflower Compact:
“In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.:

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith, and the honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another; covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.”

George Washington
“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.”

“My fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge.”

Thomas Jefferson
“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.

Abraham Lincoln
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”

“And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts.”

“And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God … and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

“That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Theodore Roosevelt
“I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism. The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming. The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining. The choice between the two is upon us.”

Donald Trump (from his Mount Rushmore speech, 3 July 2020)
“Our Founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights – given us by our Creator in Heaven. And that which God has given us, we will allow no one, ever, to take away – ever.”

“We are proud of the fact — that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and we understand — that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world.”

“We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed. Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God.”

“We stand tall, we stand proud, and we only kneel to Almighty God.”

“This has been a great honor for the first lady and myself to be with you. I love your state. I love this country. I’d like to wish everybody a very happy Fourth of July. To all, God bless you, God bless your families, God bless our great military, and God bless America. Thank you very much.”

I’d like to add a few more quotes from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln that are particularly appropriate on this Sunday following the day we celebrate our independence, and even more so in view of the struggle currently taking place in our nation:

George Washington:

“If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”

“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.”

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

“Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.”

Abraham Lincoln:
“Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness.”

“In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.”

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country… corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

“We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving Grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”

And so, on this Sunday, perhaps particularly on this Sunday, can we pray together as George Washington prayed –

“Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son, Jesus Christ.”

“Almighty GOD; we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection, that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States of America at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of The Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.”

“Grant our supplication, we beseech thee, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen”

481 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200705 Open Topic

    1. Both speeches were phenomenal – which is why the Lefties are going crazy. Interesting that they decided to go with the “dark and divisive” narrative in their response. That’s similar to what they did after his Inaugural speech – which I still believe was the best ever.

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  1. Happy Sunday!
    Fireworks have been going off for about 45 minutes here and theyre illegal. More than in previous years. Since every city cancelled all 4th of July events and the state scum said do nothing, people at least are doing this. Police will not do anything on these calls. Since its only 930, I bet itll go on another hour. Its ok by me, but the dog’s hiding in my closet.

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        1. Awwwww poor Yang . This is her first 4th and she wasn’t sure what was happening. She wanted to be held but make sure everyone was ok. All and all she did pretty well. And a little whining here and there. 😦


      1. Maybe people are going to figure out just how pervasive the Government has been in their lives, and they don’t need government to tell them when they can celebrate and when they can’t. This shutdown might backfire in ways the Left didn’t anticipate.

        We had fireworks going for a couple of hours here too. Americans don’t like to be told they can’t do something…

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      2. They went off 2 more hours!!! No one ever does them that long. AndvI posted an article that it was like that everywhere in socal. I think people have been beyond done with the Tyranny.

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        1. Giloo – I totally agree. This was Americans declaring their independence from government tyranny over the last 5 months. Absolutely no doubt about it.

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    1. Yeah, I’ve more and more gotten to hate this part of July 4th. It’s worse here, too, and my dog is pretty upset also. Since I have a whole forest right behind my back yard, I get nervous about careless idiots.

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    2. It went on until at least 3am here, lol!

      That NEVER happened before in my memory.

      Usually just scattered private fireworks here and there, with a couple big shows (professional displays) at nearby parks with the finale around 10pm or 10:30pm, and then it’s usually quiet.

      Not this year.

      This year it sounded like a war zone, late into the night, but without any ‘professional’ fireworks displays. I had to run an errand at around 9:30pm, and it was the same where I went.

      Some of it could have been gunfire (people a couple miles away in the downtown area fire AK47s and AR15s into the air on the 4th and New Year’s Eve), but a lot of it was fireworks, and surprisingly loud and resonant ‘booms!’ for what should be consumer-grade stuff.

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      1. Agree. Never heard so many fireworks here from the PEOPLE! Music to my ears.

        We normally have two government run firework displays – for a 20 minute, traffic nightmare going to and from. This year, everyone did their own and a good time was had by all.

        South Carolina must have sold out of fireworks. 🤣🤣🤣 They’re legal there.

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        1. Well a CHURCH group was selling fireworks in a big tent in the Wally Mart parking lot as always this year.

          I think my neighbors bought most of them. They started when the sun had barely hit the horizon and kept on going for hours. I fell asleep to the sound of fireworks and gunfire around 10:30.

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          1. 🙂 Music to our ears. I fell asleep – hubby mentioned he thought there was some gunfire, too.

            It really sounded like one of the best 4th of July celebrations we’ve had in a long time.

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      2. Thats what it was like as i explored twits around Socal. And then I expanded and it was everywhere in the country. My parents had 2 cars get shot when we lived in l.a. and tgey were both on new year’s.


    3. Good the citizens celebrate AND IGNORE stoopid laws. It’s America.

      Now, the citizens need to ignore idiot decrees from guvner grewsome and idiot mayors. It’s America.

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  2. Great opener. THIS is important, IMO:

    Theodore Roosevelt

    “I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism. The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming. The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining. The choice between the two is upon us.”

    His words don’t say exactly what I’ve always thought on this point, but they come very close, and I think we’re describing the same thing. “Christian civilization” is the key. It’s a kind of nebulous term, and I think many would prefer different, similar ones, but it’s good enough for me.

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      1. It’s definitely an exciting part of the story! But I take comfort in the fact that much of what we consider to be the better parts of Western civilization WAS in large part the work of pagans. Believers in God successfully appealed to the righteous pagan time and time again in the past – I see no reason for it not to keep working! 😀

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    1. Yes, I agree, Wolf…that is an important quote.
      And chilling, because that’s where we are.

      But it’s worse than just ‘paganism’ that we are up against now — there are satanists embedded in positions of power, worldwide.

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    2. The irony, given that I saw pictures of the 2 cent piece scrolling down here (I’m going to go read that part shortly) is that Theodore Roosevelt attempted to REMOVE “In God We Trust” from our coinage. He considered it sacrilegeous to put God’s name on lucre.

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        1. As far as I know, Dutch by extraction, but the correct answer is “American” of course. 🙂

          His family had been here long enough that who knows what particular sect some ancestor of his might have joined and then passed down. Or he may have decided this one for himself.

          You’ve been in enough arguments here on the specific tenets/practices/traditions of Christianity to know there can be no accounting for the details of someone’s beliefs.


    3. Wolf – I totally agree. I think the post today by BC was one of the best I have ever read – so thank, you Carl! I have had a discouraging day and the beautiful and uplifting words of past Presidents as well as those of President Trump were a soothing balm to my discouraged spirit. Jesus has a way of doing that for me.

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    1. Yes! Enjoyed this opener very much! Thanks Carl.

      Carl, you have probably seen this… By the way, NV elder positives down to 9%. Week or two ago was 11, 12, 13… Month ago 14 & 15%. Younger set % spiraling.

      My guess is NV positive counting is as skewed and screwed up as TX. Tests show positive colds as Covid.
      One positive gets a dozen or moar possible or probable positives. ALL counts to the hysteria, me oh my, numbers growing….wear a mask, stay home…

      On the positive side, I suppose this drives the death, morbidity rate down.

      Quite frankly, IMO, it is ALL BS at this point. CDC, FauXi, Brix and state medical goons have over played and lied to us for months.

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  3. Thanks for yet another inspirational and uplifting Sunday Open Thread, Carl!
    Very nicely done.

    Thanks for all those quotes from the Rushmore Presidents.
    Those are some truly great quotes!

    And the Prayer from George Washington is as timely now as it was in his time.
    Thanks for including that!

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  4. Posted on LIFELOG:

    Thank you friends for a wonderful July 4th!

    We live in a nation blessed by God that defends the rights given to us straight from the hand of the Almighty!

    With every right comes responsibility: each right we have empowers us to act upon the responsibilities that God has entrusted to us.

    The rights and freedoms given to us by God were acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution – they do not establish those rights, nor do they maintain them.

    What did God give you such a treasure of freedoms to accomplish? Is your freedom just so you have have a life of leisure? Or are the rights and freedoms God gave you to be used in advancing the Kingdom of God?

    Did God give you a voice not to speak?
    Did God give you freedom of religious practice not to pursue Christ’s Kingdom?
    Did God give you freedom not to help break the chains of those still bound in slavery?

    Do not hold the sacred rights God has given you so cheap that you do not value their Divine origin or you see them only as means to seek your own transient comfort and happiness for a short season of your life.

    There are many in this world who are enslave who long to be able to worship Christ freely and to speak boldly of the Glory of Christ.

    Let us live our lives WORTHY of the lavish gift that God has bestowed upon us, and never take it for granted!

    God bless you, and God bless America!

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  5. From LIFELOG:

    Coronavirus Update 7/5/20 – New HCQ trials

    Happy 4th of July

    Cases still spiking in the United States as a whole and locally here in Texas. Deaths nationwide still low at 254 but unfortunately rising here in Texas now some with 51 of those here. Hospitalizations now up to 7890 but rate rise has decreased to under 300 per day.

    Lots to cover here as I have been getting a ton of questions about these new studies on hydroxychloroquine. So I took some time out of my holiday weekend to quickly update you with what is the story with the new Hydroxychloroquine trials in the news.

    The first trial and most popular trial being discussed is the Ford Health Systems trial. The study, published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, is a retrospective study of 2541 hospitalized patients. It determined that hydroxychloroquine provided a “66% hazard ratio reduction,” and hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin a 71 percent reduction, compared to neither treatment. In-hospital mortality was 18.1 percent overall; 13.5 percent with just hydroxychloroquine, 22.4 percent with azithromycin alone, and 26.4 percent with neither drug.

    This looks great but like the previous studies which showed it had no benefit we have to look closely at the data. First, we must mention that this is a retrospective observational study. Thus, these case reports are limited since it is not entirely possible to assess if the outcome occurred more frequently among the persons included compared to a control population. However, traditionally, case reports do though have potential value in pharmaceutical safety research by generating potential signals that signify unexpected adverse events.

    Next we have to assess that there are some statistical differences in the treatment groups. Average age for the HCQ group was 53 vs 71 years of age in the control group. In order to assess severity of illness they used a maximal modified Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (mSOFA) score on admission. The mSOFA score is predictive of ICU mortality. Those with a score mSOFA score >5 were 25% in the HCQ group vs 36% in the control group. However, 25% did not get an mSOFA score as it was started a month into the study. So it appears the control group had more seriously ill patients.

    On the flip side in the HCQ there were 40% diabetics vs 32% in the control group. Also there was way more obese patients BMI>30 in the HCQ group at 52% vs 39% in the control group. So the HCQ population looks to have more risk factors for severe disease which balances out some of it.

    But the biggest factor that must be considered is that the HCQ group was given steroids at 79% vs 35% in the control group. Knowing that dexamethasone has been shown to decrease mortality this is critical information to consider and could have made a significant difference in the outcomes of these patients. So I think this trial ironically may be getting a little overhyped similar to the ones that showed no benefits earlier.

    I have never thought that these drugs would be very beneficial in hospitalized patients because I feel by the time you are admitted the virus likely has already made millions of copies and slowly viral replication since very unlikely to have much benefit at this point. This study does not convince me otherwise. Since I still believe HCQ has significant potential has an outpatient treatment. To me the most meaningful part of this study is that there were no reported torsades de pointes in the entire study. This is the cardiac arrhythmia that has gotten way too much press. So this gives us more safety data for it being used as an outpatient treatment.

    The next study on HCQ is an outpatient study

    This is another retrospective study designed to describe outcomes of patients with COVID-19 in the outpatient setting using telemedicine after early treatment with zinc, low dose hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin (triple therapy) dependent on risk stratification. It was a study of 335 SARS-COV2 virus positive patients. A total of 141 patients met the criteria for risk stratification and were given the triple therapy. The requirements to get treated were one of the following. Group A: age >60 years; with or without clinical symptoms; Group B: age ≤60 years and shortness of breath; Group C: age ≤60 years, clinically symptomatic and with at least one comorbidity.

    Independent public reference data from 377 confirmed COVID-19 patients of the same community were used as an untreated control group. 4 of 141 treated patients (2.8%) were hospitalized, which was significantly less (p<0.001) compared with 58 of 377 untreated patients (15.4%) (odds ratio 0.16, 95% CI 0.06-0.5). Therefore, the odds of hospitalization of treated patients were 84% less than in the untreated group. One patient (0.7%) died in the treatment group versus 13 patients (3.5%) in the untreated group (odds ratio 0.2, 95% CI 0.03-1.5; p=0.16). There were no cardiac side effects. It should be mentioned the one death in the triple therapy group was a patient with a long history of cancer and only received one dose of the medication before passing.

    This to me unlike the previous one is a pretty significant study. Yes it is also retrospective so that adds some limitations discussed previously. But this study is an outpatient study much like we suspect where HCQ will be most effective. In addition it is one of the first studies I have seen to give us some degree of risk stratification as to who should be treated. Doctors need some data on who to treat and who does not need treatment. This risk stratification for treatment showed us a significant reduction in hospitalizations by 84%. In addition fatalities were 500% higher in the untreated group. In addition the authors point out their belief in the importance of Zinc supplementation with the treatment. Finally, once again no heart arrhythmias and more evidence on the safety which most primary care doctors already knew as we have been prescribing hydroxychloroquine for about 65 years.

    This was a small sample size and not a randomized control trial but a retrospective study but it certainly looks to correlate with what we are seeing anecdotally as treating physicians. More trials are still needed for sure but this like the previous study in Brazil as outpatient telemedicine looks very promising for sure.

    Finally, another study in the Lancet this time retrospective study on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients.

    This retrospective study looked at 6228 SLE and RA patients to see how many caught Covid-19 on different treatments. In summary they found that patients on Hydroxychloroquine had a statistically significantly lower number of Covid-19 infections compared to other disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD’s). They go on to state that these patients are all somewhat immunosuppressed and they can not make a correlation to patients when normal immune systems based on this information. Just one more small piece of evidence that HCQ may have some protective effect. Once again you have to take these results lightly as it is a retrospective study. This study mentions it’s limitations for those of you interested read them at the link below.

    Here is a repost of the supplements we have discussed to have potential benefits.

    Quercetin from 250mg up to 1g twice per day Remember this is a Zinc ionophore.
    Vitamin D3 Take this for sure if you are deficient and I now recommend taking it as long as your values are not too high.
    Sleep greater than 8 hours per night
    CoQ10 100-300mg per day: a potent antioxidant that potentially helps balance oxidative stress, increase vasodilation, prevent clot formation and decrease vasoconstriction.
    Zinc any amount is probably good but take what you can tolerate without making you feel bad up to 40mg. You do not want to be Zinc deficient as it is how many drugs like HCQ work.
    Melatonin 0.1mg to 10mg at night. Take what you can tolerate and what helps you sleep without making you feel drugged or tired in the morning. If you are diabetic watch your sugars.
    N-acetylcysteine (NAC) – 600mg twice per day shown to decrease severity of influenza, improve lung functions in COPD, antioxidant properties and help with mental disorders. Caution for asthmatics as there is potential for bronchospasm.
    Vitamin C 250mg to 500mg twice per day. Effects debatable in oral form but IV did help in China. But is proven to strengthen immune system
    Green Tea either drink some or 1 pill per day alternate zinc ionophore if you don’t have or don’t take Quercetin

    As always the information and understanding of COVID-19 is changing rapidly. This information is for education purposes only and you should never make changes to your health without consulting your personal physician. Make a virtual appointment with your physician and discuss your health and the best possible treatment plan for you. It is also important to reiterate that there are no clinically evidence-based integrative prevention or treatment strategies for COVID-19 infection.

    Let’s all keep praying for all that are ill with this virus in the world.


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    1. Here’s one example:

      Here’s a direct quote from the speech:

      “We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed. Every child of every color, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of God.” President Trump
      Quote Tweet

      Robert Costa@costareports
      · 18h
      President Trump’s unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination was crystallized by his harsh denunciation of the racial justice movement Friday night at Mount Rushmore.

      My latest report w/ @PhilipRucker

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    2. Found that tweet to be quite intriguing …strong hint something is in the starting gate, especially with the repeated word “slander” in last night’s speech.
      Who would have thought a Presidential Fourth of July speech would have to address the corrupt, dishonest and subversive American media. They have let our nation down so badly and need to face the consequences of their deliberate treason….every one of them.

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      1. “Watch what happens” – found that to be intriguing as well, Teagan. I think big things are afoot.

        Felt like there were little clues in his speeches that indicate action soon. Did you get that impression?

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        1. After watching POTUS for several years now, I think most of us can spot a “tell” however he communicates…tweets, speeches, hand gestures, etc.
          Actually pretty smart because now he has us all paying close attention! 😆
          (And, BTW, don’t we all look for FLOTUS ‘ “message” in many of her public appearance outfits? )

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          1. That Mt Rushmore Speech was FULL of ‘Tells’

            I think Daddy has had enough and is about to take some toddlers in adult bodies behind the woodshed. 🤣

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              1. I helped out at the parish where I grew up this morning. The music director was desperate for a cantor.

                Good thing I was being paid because I would have walked out on that homily, and this is a priest I’ve known for 35 years. He’s really a good guy, not gay, no allegations against him, but caught in the social justice whirlwind.

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    3. PDJT posted this on the WH and POTUS threads as well.

      He means business about the lying media.

      Will he take a lawsuit against the fake/propaganda/lying news to SCOTUS?

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  7. Friendly reminder from the esteemed Dr. Rashid Buttar on the futility of wearing masks 😁


    Dr. Rashid Buttar (6:04): “You’ve never seen the President wear the mask, right? Because he knows to wear a mask is like wearing, it’s like building a fence, a chain link fence to keep mosquitoes out. It’s absolutely the biggest stupidity…

    I think that anybody who walks around with a mask on, is basically saying “Hey, I’m a dumbass”, that’s what they’re saying… because they fundamentally don’t understand what wearing a mask is for and how obsolete wearing a mask is.

    Honestly, that’s what we should start saying, I should start handing out stickers when I see somebody wearing a face mask, ‘Here, here’s a sticker for ya, you know, I’m wearing a face mask because I’m a dumbass…” 😂😂😂

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    1. People should start contacting Dr. Buttar requesting a ‘Doctor’s Note’ excusing them from wearing a mask 😁

      To Whom it May Concern:

      My patient, ___(name)___, has been examined by me, Dr. Rashid Buttar, and I can confirm that he is exempt from any ‘face mask’ requirements, because my patient, ___(name)___, is not a dumbass.

      Dr. Rashid Buttar


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      1. Bwhahah! I need one of those notes, Scott. So far, I have only worn a mask once in my doctor’s office. Other than that, I think my IQ is still above the “dumbass” scale. I really want one of those permission slips!

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        1. Well that’s the beauty of it, just make our own, print a stack of them and hand them out like candy to anybody who will take one, whenever you go in a store or other public place where sheeple are wearing masks.

          Include the web address to the video on the note, so the disbelievers can look it up and hear Dr. Rashid Buttar call them dumbasses in his own voice 😂😂😂

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      1. “At this point, it’s basically a pacifier for the terrified who don’t want to admit they’re being played.”


        But worse, it’s a ‘government authorized’ excuse for busy-bodies and Nazi-wannabes to reveal their inner-Hitler.

        If it was just a pacifier and they kept it to themselves, it wouldn’t be a problem, and eventually they would stop, because it’s a pain in the butt.

        It is the element of COMPULSION, the element of compelling others to embrace their religion of fraud, that is causing the problem.

        It’s no different than if they suddenly demanded that everyone wear a propeller beanie.

        Just ‘because’.

        A propeller beanie would be exactly as effective at preventing Covid-Nonsense as their little Nazi-masks.

        And the people who KNOW this, are being ‘compelled’ into Mamet Principle, being compelled to pretend like we don’t KNOW that wearing a mask has nothing to do with preventing a virus from spreading.

        We are being ‘compelled’ into cognitive dissonance, to engage in what amounts to ritualized superstition, no different than a baseball pitcher rubbing a chicken on his throwing arm for good luck, or whatever those goofs did in the baseball movies I haven’t seen in years (Bull Durham, A League of Their Own, etc.).

        We are being ‘compelled’ to comply with randomized idiocy, and this is one of the definitions of psychological torture as determined by Amnesty International which Amazing Polly goes over in great detail in her recent video.


  8. Part of the problem is that private businesses have the right to request any stupid rules they want — you must wear a plaid shirt; you must wear mismatched socks, you have to wear a face mask, you have to wear a baseball cap…..and they can request you leave the business if you don’t comply. [UNLESS, of course, this involves race, creed, color, gender, national origin, etc. etc.] They may then have police remove you for trespass.

    Note that they can’t have the police remove you for not wearing a mask, because it’s not a law. But they can have you removed for trespass.

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    1. Have an accident or injury at work that is blamed on oxygen deprivation and private business will get nervous. Have a health condition develop that is work related and they will get scared. Govt is too fickle to protect them forever, this they should know and they will eventually be left holding the bag. Circulate a paper at work that explicitly says that the employer demanded mask wear began at such and such a date for such and such hours. They might start to open their eyes at what they face down the road.

      Maybe produce an online personal log entitled mandatory mask wear people can fill out. Leave a few blank ones laying around at your place of business, ie.. the copy machine or break room. The company officers will pick them up and they will get discussed at meetings. Eventually it will filter to the top and company lawyers will begin to get nervous.

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    2. “Part of the problem is that private businesses have the right to request any stupid rules they want — you must wear a plaid shirt; you must wear mismatched socks, you have to wear a face mask, you have to wear a baseball cap….”


      But they do NOT have a right to demand that you do anything HARMFUL to yourself.

      Which means someone being forced to wear a ‘mask’ in their store could PASS OUT, hit his head, and SUE the daylights out of them.

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  9. From CTH’s Daily President thread……IT GOT POSTED 😉

    Random Comment says:
    July 5, 2020 at 12:04 am
    The Flynn family takes the oath of office for the Q Army.

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    Robert Smith says:
    July 5, 2020 at 12:15 am



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    1. I had seen the pic before and figured it was Gen. Flynn, his brothers, and their wives…..but I saw that the first callout was @SidneyPowell1 and my heart fluttered…..but, no, she is not in the picture.

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        1. The Left is going to go crazy when they find out that Q was reality based and not some “conspiracy cult.” As I’ve seen noted on the ‘net.

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          1. They will have to change the meaning from “conspiracy theory” to something more like “conspiracy” – the problem is that it won’t transform cleanly.

            I love to say “Q was right about The Hoax – the media was wrong.” A very simple point that begins the entry into true understanding.

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      1. I don’t care what anybody says or thinks, I personally am convinced that General Flynn is or has been deeply involved, in some form or fashion, with Q team. I also believe the same is true of Adm. Mike Rogers, his BFF I am the man who gave Gen. Flynn‘s retirement honors speech.

        These two men, combined, have both the expertise, depth of background, intelligence experience, prior IC appointments, and connections to have manifested Q. individually, but especially collectively, they have the extreme mental IQ and intelligence to have pulled off the stunning success of the Q anon movement and the creation of America’s citizen digital army.

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        1. Agreed. I think General Flynn would have to keep ‘a distance’ because of the Gag order.

          NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers formally retired on May 4, 2018 and the first Q post was 28 Oct 2017.

          The last week of October 2017, AG Sessions and President Trump appointed appointed Durham to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney Deirdre M.Daly.

          Then there are Ezra Cohen Watnick and Derek Harvey who were fired by McMazters in September 2017. Derek Harvey has been on Nunes’ staff ever since and Ezra Cohen Watnick became the national security adviser to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the spring of 2018 after work briefly for Oracle Group.

          Remember Keith Schiller, Citizen Trump’s head of security?
          ”On 20 September 2017, President Donald J. Trump’s Deputy Assistant and Director of Oval Office Operations resigned….
          His name was Keith Schiller.”
          From: Shadow Warriors : How Trump’s Praetorian Is Saving The Republic


          AND before President Trump was even sworn in there was Rudy… President Trump’s CYBER CZAR… HMMMmmmmm…

          So that is FIVE military (including POTUS @ CiC) and a couple non-military Keith Schiller, Rudy Giuliani….

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          1. ” I think General Flynn would have to keep ‘a distance’ because of the Gag order.”


            I have always that any such ‘gag order’ was part of the ruse, with a wink and a nod, for the very simple reason that no patriot, and certainly Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, would keep his mouth shut if it mean the Republic was in danger of being lost, regardless of any ‘gag order’.

            He would talk, say whatever needed to be said to whomever needed to hear it, the same way Adm. Rogers violated all protocol and went to meet with DJT while Hussein the Usurper was still in office.

            So whatever the ‘gag order’ situation is, it wouldn’t prevent Flynn from doing what was necessary, if it became necessary.

            And Trump could pardon him if it came down to it, and Flynn would be a hero for violating any ‘gag order’ if it was a matter of national security or otherwise related to saving the Republic.

            So I have always thought the ‘gag order’ aspect was either a convenient cover or a non-issue.

            Because if push really came to shove, Flynn could (and certainly would) violate it, he would have a duty and an obligation to do so, a far higher duty than he owes to any ‘gag order’.

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        2. I think they’re both involved, but I think “it” (The Plan) is way bigger than either of them, or even both of them. The Q project was just a small part of the plan, IMO – a very sobering thought.

          IMO, this goes back in time, probably most strongly to Eisenhower, but has roots in decisions made under prior presidents.

          The following are all, IMO, subsidiary to “The Plan” – meaning that parts of them are part of it, as needed:

          Military intelligence (i.e., DIA + other non-NSA)
          NSA (key)
          Nuclear (Q clearance)
          [Clandestine Military Groups]
          Commander In Chief

          It’s clear *roughly* where 3 people enter this – Rogers, Flynn and Trump. They were all, IMO, part of activating the “Q” project – something which I believe was [in a broad way] conceived of long ago to deal with a corrupt and controlled media. However, the key details of the actual implementation of the Q project are clearly fresh and cutting edge.

          IMO Obama had some degree of [likely unauthorized] knowledge of how “The Plan” worked, and was intent on sabotaging it by keeping FLYNN tied down and out of any effective position. Others in the O administration helped go after ROGERS for the same reason. And of course, stopping TRUMP was a central part of them stopping things.

          The Q clearance is significant. I don’t want to dig into that too much – no more than Q has revealed. But as Q says, we have more than we know.

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    2. Outstanding, Sauce!

      I wonder if Sd understands the significance of this.

      Gen Flynn…and his family…have publicly aligned themselves with Q and the “trusty plan” crew, as he likes to call us.

      And all those people at the CTH too, who have called us “Qtards” just because we are curious about Q and follow Q’s postings…
      I wonder how they are taking this.

      Are they going to start calling Gen Flynn a “Qtard” now?

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      1. Amazing Wheatie. I had seen the Sidney Powell tweet about the oath, and now the Flynn family. Can’t wait until it’s revealed.

        Don’t you sense a quickening?

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          1. I’ve been feeling a little bit down about the Lefties and crazies for a few weeks – mostly battling on twitter about the “VIRUS” – because I’m an RN, it really drives me crazy. I had one simple tweet – in response to Diamond and Silk – who wanted to hear from nurses in hospitals. I tweeted this to them, even though not a hospital.

            Replying to
            I’m an RN and work in a homeless clinic. Not one COVID case.

            Set a tweet record for me. 🙂

            Anyway, the lies about the virus are frustrating, but I believe POTUS is getting a handle on the inflated numbers – eventually, the Lefties can’t pretend anymore.

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          2. I keep tweeting POTUS and his team to get rid of Fauci, who is a BUREAUCRAT first and always, and get some real practicing doctors to advise him. They’re the ones who actually know how illness spreads through communities.

            Virginia has had a total of 1,849 deaths, that’s total over 3 1/2 months! Population of Va, 8,626,210.

            We’ve had 8,741 recover. So, out of more than 8 1/2 million people, 1,849 deaths and for this they destroyed people’s lives…

            I’d like to see the death rates for suicides… and I expect to see an increase in death rates for all other diseases because their diagnoses and treatments were delayed.

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            1. Actually, you likely had HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS RECOVER. This is a VERY important point. The whole disease is a bit of a psy-op, because most COVID cases are unseen.

              This is a number (“real recoveries”) that the media is VERY AFRAID OF.

              Trump could NUKE THE MEDIA with what I would call ACTUAL RECOVERY NUMBERS.

              The beauty is, even if we assert “wrongly” (say, that (say 15%) having antibodies = 15% “recovered”), it forces the MEDIA to drive home the point that many if not MOST people in some areas ALREADY HAD IT. The media will quibble about numbers, but the truth is, COVID is burning itself out, and has already immunized MILLIONS ahead of any vaccine.

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              1. Absolutely. “Because most COVID cases are unseen.”

                You and I both thought it had been here for months – last year, fall likely – when viruses like this get started. Flu, anyone?

                Once I saw that it wasn’t anything like Ebola, I knew that there was a scam to this. No one is reporting flu deaths this year…

                Now they’re realizing (or admitting) that having been exposed to “corona viruses” in general can produce positive tests. Had a cold – viral cold – likely caused by a coronavirus.

                That’s not to say there isn’t a vulnerable population – the elderly – but that’s true EVERY year w/ these illnesses. More elderly die in nursing homes in the winter months – succumbing to pneumonia and flu.

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              2. Bookmarked. Excellent article. Corona viruses have some common strains, makes sense that there would be some immunity – which we are obviously seeing from the people who’ve been exposed but don’t get sick.

                They declared doom and gloom – I believe it was for political reasons… they’re continuing to use fear porn to make it into something it isn’t. I like the way he talked about shouldn’t we focus on how to survive, not just count deaths.

                And yes, these viruses die out in the spring and summer. People are a lot more resilient than the “scientists” were willing to recognize. This was not like Europeans coming to America and bringing diseases the Native-American Indians had Never been exposed to.

                The Left was desperate to use this to make their final takeover push in this country. POTUS stands in their way. So do the People.

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            2. “I keep tweeting POTUS and his team to get rid of Fauci, who is a BUREAUCRAT first and always, and get some real practicing doctors to advise him. ”


              I’m sure he would like to LP, but if is correct, he doesn’t (or didn’t, initially) have a choice.

              Apparently (Politicalmoonshine has LONG articles of documentation) Hussein changed the presidential transition process by Executive Order, to include “Pandemic Preparedness”.

              This is a highly unusual move, and he did it roughly 45 days BEFORE the GOP candidate was even confirmed to be Trump.

              Part of the Executive Order on ‘Pandemic Preparedness’ includes a ‘task force’ being appointed in the case of a national emergency pandemic, and IIRC, the people to lead the task force would be the head of NIH and whatever Birx leads, along with participation by the CDC.

              Fauci and Birx (and I think the head of the CDC) are ALL Obama embeds, so Hussein retains control over any plannedemic, because his people were to be inserted by Executive Order.

              And the idea was that there is no way for Trump to overrule, because Trump is not a Doctor. If Trump overruled the most ‘respected’ medical experts in the country, it would be “incompetence” and cause to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president.

              This was all set up, in advance, before the GOP candidate was even known.

              So Trump had to play along with Birx and Fauci, but he could also let truth slip to the American People about things Fauci and Birx were hiding, like Hydroxychloroquine.

              Remember, Trump never ‘overruled’ Birx or Fauci, he just said “I’ve heard about this treatment, HCQ”, instantly bringing it to the attention of the entire country, which sparked the ‘debate’ (attacks by the MSM) which provoked everyone who distrusts the MSM to investigate for themselves and then spread the word (and the truth) about HCQ+Azithromycin+Zinc.

              So Trump has been knocking the legs out from under their plan, while never directly contradicting or overruling Birx and Fauci, so as to never trigger the ‘incompetence’ charge, to avoid giving anyone the excuse to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him.

              That’s the way I remember it, as Politicalmoonshine explained it.

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              1. When he can, he needs to realign the way these positions are dealt with. this sounds similar to the financial board that Elizabeth Warren set up – SCOTUS just ruled that it has to be redone as it’s unconstitutional without oversight. In a way, the Fauci, Brix situation is similar.

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        1. I get the idea that the team, all of them, were waiting for this weekend. You don’t take the Fourth of July, Independence Day, from Americans and expect to get away with it.

          I think the enemy did, and they were stunned that the people didn’t cooperate.

          If/when the CDC is forced to admit there is no epidemic [any longer], it will all start to unravel and the avalanche will begin, IMO.

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          1. Supposedly, the numbers are falling into the non-epidemic range. 🙂

            Somewhere on the ‘net, or here? it was mentioned that the Left/Dems intended this to be a cultural revolution similar to the Maoist Cultural Revolution.

            Americans are not like the Chinese… we have valued freedom for centuries. It’s who our forefathers were. It’s who our immigrant grandparents were.

            The DNA of an American – by the very definition of coming to America – is of a freedom-seeking, freedom-loving person.

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  10. Great article with incredible potential by SD:

    Do You Really Want The Book?..
    Posted on July 5, 2020
    by sundance


    “That said, the first two volumes of the Big Ugly trilogy are essentially written. Vol. I “The Politics”; and Vol II “The Frauds”, are assembled. The summaries of over a decade of CTH material makes each one about 700-1,000 pages (with citations). But the missing volume III, “The Confrontations” precludes the release. I will not release a book outlining fraud without initiating an unavoidable confrontation to expose each individual fraud on a very specific level.

    So there’s the question: Do you really want the book?

    It’s not really a book, per se’, the pages would be released digitally in live-stream video, a rather direct series of confrontations based on prior assembly.

    Recent events have shifted the dynamic.

    It would be very ugly, and most likely very public.

    Think about it.”


    The comments of course are very positive, and this sounds great, everything he talks about earlier in the article is exactly what frustrates so much, that we “know” so much information, but there is never any action taken, never any confrontation with the guilty parties.

    I’m not exactly clear HOW Sundance intends to accomplish the ‘confrontations’ part. I doubt he means personally confronting all these criminals with a camera crew, but I’m not clear on exactly what he does mean.

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      1. Yes…and two dollar words that he shamelessly mines from the comments.
        Which is probably why he often uses them incorrectly.

        I remember one time, years ago, that I used the word, “gobsmacked”.
        It became his new favorite word for awhile.
        I’d never seen him use the word before…but after that, he used it often.
        Correctly though, he does use that one correctly.

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      2. Maybe, but maybe not.

        I don’t know why he would start something like this, and raise expectations, get his regulars all pumped up for action, if he didn’t have a plan to follow through.

        It’s true he kicked us off his team, which was a lousy thing to do, but now we’re on the best team, and we don’t have to walk around on eggshells here on the best team, we’re encouraged to improvise, adapt and overcome 😁

        SD’s team is still on the same side we are, fighting the same enemy, right?

        In any combat unit, there are going to be people you like, people who are like brothers, people who you don’t like, maybe people you can’t stand… and if the unit is big enough, people you don’t even know.

        But when you encounter the enemy or storm the beaches, it’s all for one and one for all.

        Or as SD’s inspirational Muse likes to say, WWG1WGA 😁

        We don’t have to like what he did, and we can razz him all we like now that we’re not on his team, but if I saw the enemy attacking him on Gab or Twitter, etc., I’d still decapitate his attacker and slice him up into little tiny rhetorical pieces, with no acknowledgment from SD expected.

        It’s not about him, it’s about winning, and the more of us in the fight, the better 👍

        So if he’s preparing to take some kind of non-Cold Anger action, I gotta support that!

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          1. I think it goes deeper (as in LEGACY), but I’m not going to criticize it.

            I have been bashing NPR all over the web on Gugino, and NOBODY challenges me. All the heat I got earlier has stopped. The left knows they cannot defend. To even defend now is like circling EMPTY anti-aircraft around what needs to be targeted.

            THEY KNOW. They know we know, and they know we know they know.

            SD is so over the target here, it’s not funny. The left has BILLIONS OF BARRELS OF FUEL stacked on their bases, and THE SKY IS OURS.

            People like SD just need to start dropping bombs ON TARGET.

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        1. Scott, I agree with you, and in fairness, I’ve learned a ton from Sundance, though he Does use words incorrectly at times. Wheatie2, you made me smile.

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        2. Many here theorize he’s actually controlled opposition at this point. Which could *still* mean he *thinks* he’s on our team and being duped, or *wants* to be on our team but is being coerced/blackmailed.

          I consider the jury to be “out” on him at the present time. But otherwise, I agree with what you said, I’d help him out in a real pinch–which I consider unlikely.

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      1. The uglier it is, the more attention it will draw, and the more attention it draws, the more impossible it becomes for the targeted traitors to ignore it 👍

        I don’t know what the metrics are, maybe it’s 500,000 views of one of SD’s proposed videos, or maybe it’s 3,000,000 views. I expect SD has an idea of how much exposure (in this case, views) would be necessary.

        But at some point, the ‘target’ would be forced by public pressure into a defensive posture, to engage and respond.

        SD has ALL the leverage, like a pest control guy shining a flashlight into a cockroach hole.

        He can just keep adding pressure, each day, like Chinese water torture, until the target ‘cracks’ 😂

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  11. From a tweet below the Tweet by Gen. Flynn and family (posted by realsauce above and at CTH 👍):


    (note: boldface emphasis mine)


    Mike Yoder
    If you’re arrested or fined for opening your business, not wearing a mask, or going to church, DM me.

    I’ll represent you for free.


    Mike Yoder
    Jul 4
    Replying to
    I’m in DC, but have fellow conservative attorneys across the country that I can work with on cases in other states.

    Our Constitutional rights are more important than pandering to fear.


    Mike Yoder
    Replying to
    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm EST I will be live streaming on IG to answer any questions & explain the legal issues regarding the mandatory mask reg.’s

    Follow on IG

    Let’s fight to preserve our nation
    Flag of United States


    Mike Yoder
    · 5h
    We will challenge unconstitutional state mask and business closure mandates nationwide.

    So far, these lawyers are w/ me:
    @yoder_esqq- DC/VA
    @rkelleyy- PA
    @Manny_Alicandro- NY
    @AnthonySabatini- FL
    @biller_andy- OH
    @warriorgoddes14- WA
    @tokyodave- CA

    We’re fighting for you
    Flag of United States

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    1. I cannot yet read gab posts, but this makes me somewhat curious — is the “formerly SJW sister” who wants “to live with a bunch of white people” herself white?

      Mind you, my interest is largely academic and for purposes of humor — because the prescription is the same: hightail it out of extremely urbanized Democrat-run s***holes and get to know some real people that don’t work in government/lobbying, media, insurance, NGOs, advertising, finance, academia, or the like.

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    1. Remember that handwashing advice going around back in March about singing “Happy Birthday to You” while washing you hands as a means of making sure you washed them long enough?

      I realized the other day it’s an occult ritual. The cabal is using the pandemic to usher in their NWO. Singing “Happy Birthday” to yourself every time you wash your hands out of fear of their virus is their way of symbolizing your “birth” into their sick “New Normal.”

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      1. Your post reminded me that there was a reference here at WQTH to an article recently in American Thinker, written by a Dentist, pointing out that the way people use masks in a non-professional setting, without other careful regimen, is useless.

        He did use the ‘sing a song to yourself’ concept though, as a way to explain how long he scrubs his own hands after meeting and talking with his patient before beginning any dental procedure, and then after he is finished, before he leaves the room.

        FWIW, he used the ‘song’ concept at least three different times (Mr. Ed, Gilligan’s Island, Beverly Hillbillies).

        June 29, 2020
        COVID-19 Protection Advice from a Doctor, albeit a Dentist
        By Pete McArdle

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        1. “And, actually. the old song to sing while washing hands was a refrain of “Oh, Susannah”.”


          Mine was “Alice’s Restaurant (Massacree)”… after about 18 minutes of singing the song, you’ve scrubbed your skin clean off 😂



          You can get anything you want,
          At Alice’s Restaurant
          (Exceptin’ Alice)

          You can get anything you want,
          At Alice’s Restaurant

          Walk right in it’s around the back
          Just a half a mile from the railroad track

          And you can get anything you want,
          At Alice’s Restaurant



      2. Good thing they didn’t recommend singing Ring a Ring o’ Roses….

        (ashes, ashes, we all fall down – BillyGhoul Gates’ version, no doubt)…

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        1. Or the hockey players’ lament,

          Space. the final front teeth…

          (ducks flying pucks, ice shavings, and Zamboni exhaust and sales literature…)….

          Or, as Rodney Dangerfield related, “I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out…”….

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        2. Something about adults singing “Happy Birthday” to themselves was highly disturbing to me even back then, but I couldn’t pinpoint why until recently. If it was any other song, I probably wouldn’t haven’t said anything. But here it is they’re pushing the idea of a “New Normal” and a cultural revolution and can’t help but think the specific song choice of “Happy Birthday” connects to that social engineering.

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    2. … 🤨👍‼️❤️ …. six feet distance or six feet under … I’ll take door number three Bob .. then you all fade away into a miserable morass of slime never to be heard from again.
      … and we live happily ever after .. ❤️ …

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  12. Almighty Lord, progenitor and benefactor of our beloved Republic and it’s lands, in whose image we are made, father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we offer you our grateful thanks for every blessing and advantage you have ever bestowed, through your mercies and grace, upon our earthly homeland, America. Above all, Lord, for the greatest gift and knowledge of your son Jesus, the King of kings.

    We also sincerely thank you, Lord, for the gifts of our nation’s most honored leaders, who demonstrated their love for and obedience to you and your holy word time and again by their actions and thoughtful considerations, and for the father of our nation, George Washington, through whom you effected the final and lasting establishment of our cherished nation which we celebrate today. There can be no doubt that these men were highly favored by you, Lord, that you turned your face to them and received their prayers for our Republic.

    Forgive us, we implore you, for all the ways in which we fail you and your commands. We lament our flaws and our brokenness, knowing we are worthy only because of the love of your son Jesus and his sacrifice for our redemption. We detest the state of our nation, it’s corrupted governance, and the hypocrisies, injustices, and evils in our society.

    We pray, then, that you would remember our nation’s best leaders, Lord, and their past supplications to you for our nation and it’s peoples. That you would work in and through us in continuing to bless, promote, preserve the high ideals that are represented in and through America, your great beacon of hope and salvation in this world of darkness. Look, holy God, upon our enemies, and see their mocking indifference to your commands and their lack of reverent fear for you. See how they sow rancor and division among your people for their own glory and gain, corrupting us, your children, our nation, and the high, noble intentions for which all was made. Witness, as we do, how they defile the noble and terrible sacrifices of those who gave all, even their lives, in veneration for the establishment, preservations, and benefits of our land. Remember, now, the prayers of those who you made and sent to lead us, their righteous pleas for your lasting protections and mercies for our land, it’s peoples, and it’s honest, good governance.

    We do not ask these things for our peace and prosperity alone, Lord, but also that our enemies….who are our brothers and sisters….may have the scales of ignorance and deception removed from their eyes, that they too would see and bear willing, thankful witness of your awesome might, your unending love, your divine grace and mercies. So that they will know and proclaim, as we do, that you are the Lord of Hosts, the I Am, the Most High, author of all creation, who is holy, righteous, and flawless. We know and attest that in this is found true wisdom and peace, mercy and forgiveness, the love of brotherhood, and the unity of your heaven.

    We both humbly, and joyfully, pray these things…for your eternal honor and glory alone…. in the name of your only son, our Lord Jesus Christ, given up by you for our salvation; the King of kings, the lamb of God, whose return we long for and await with the greatest of all hopes.

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  13. Ha! Got my computer’s sound working again…..

    I had busted it doing something, then went to fix it and got it working again…..then went off and did something else that busted it again, and just went through an hour and 10 minutes of troubleshooting (and multiple reboots) and it’s working again. Mind you, part of this is my own stupid fault because the stuff I’m installing and doing specifically involves replumbing the sound (to record/play back and add effects).

    The issue is a peculiar one. This machine (as previously mentioned, a Dell Precision T5500) has a whooptie-doodle video card that wants to output video on those weird white plugs with square holes, while the monitor is looking for a standard VGA connector. Well, since you’d want your audio to sync up with your video, it keeps trying to output digital audio on the graphics card’s connectors and leave the basic motherboard stuff dangling. This means you have to go through all the different ways that the system can “discover” audio and force them off their defaults.

    I’d buy a stupid basic video card to replace the whoopsie-doodle one…..but there aren’t any for PCIe. Nobody seems to think anyone would ever want to not have the fastest bestest twitchiest video possible — and those are prohibitively expensive because they’re being vacuumed up by third-world countries where you can steal electricity to run bitcoin mining operations.

    *sigh* If someone had told me, as late as the 00’s, that I’d be having this sort of problem, I’d have been incredulous.

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      1. I’ve had that forever….the problem is the silly sound system thinking that it should output sound through the super-duper video card — which has no sound equipment attached — because it’s “superior” to sound on the motherboard (which is where the speakers are plugged-in).

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    1. Well, I am TRYING to watch the God Bless the U.S.A featuring Lee Greenwood, Home Free and The Singing Sergeants

      And so far I an up to 3.5 min + 5.5min + 20.5 min + 4.5 mins of ADS!!!

      Hubby has GOOGLE Chrome and can shut down the ads. Since I have Brave I get the *(^&%&*^%^$##@^$#%^&^& ADS instead. So far the longest running ad was over FIFTY MINUTES!!! I never did get to see the Butar vid I wanted to see.

      Hubby tried to fix it and all that happened is I got different ads!

      So it looks like instead of DeMonitizing they are now FLOODING Conservative Videos with what looks like HOURS OF ADS!

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      1. Firefox, NoScript, AdBlockPlus, CanvasBlocker, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, Cookie Manager.

        Breaks a lot of sites, but I don’t see many ads.

        And I can load up Brave if I want a more “normal” experience (very seldom). Or Chromium. Or Tor.


        1. I think Gail is experiencing what I’m seeing today. The ads are embedded into the video feed. YouTube is trying to force you to give them your identifying info in order to get a “trial version” of an ad free experience. I’m rewatching the Salute to America on youtube at The White House channel.

          The feed was interrupted every 2-3 minutes with an advertisement. Absolutely maddening.

          The only difference for me is that I could see a “Skip Ad” option after a couple of seconds.


        2. Er, correction.
          The video with all the interruptions was not from The White House channel. Was Faux Snooze.

          Here’s the one from The White House. Their channel is great.

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      2. Gail, here’s what I’ve got as my Brave settings: these might help (I’m on windoze 7) (OK, OK, OK):
        Open a fresh Brave window…
        Click on customize (on the brave home screen)
        move the sliders to “off” (left) for
        show sponsored Images
        Show Brave Rewards
        Show Top Sites

        The rest are your choice,
        show background image
        show brave stats
        show clock

        Click on the gear (config)
        Click on “shields” on the left-hand bar (or scroll down to it)
        Click on the Advanced view radio button
        move the block cross-site trackers slider to the right (should turn orange)
        move the block scripts slider to the right (if it doesn’t break anything; you may need to leave it as is)
        for cookies I have only block cross-site cookies, but you can change that
        Cookies and fingerprinting I just block cross-site, doesn’t seem to be a problem

        for Social Media Blocking I only have “Allow Twitter embedded tweets” turned on (orange)
        the rest (Allow Google Login buttons on third-party sites, Allow Facebook logins and embedded posts, and Allow Linkedin embedded posts) I have turned off (grey)
        For Extensions, I only have “Private Window With TOR” and “Ask when a site wants to install Widevine on your computer” turned on (orange) I don’t like ANY automatic installs…
        Under “Additional Settings” , Privacy and Security, I have everything greyed out, i.e. off.
        That’s pretty much it. Brave tells me it’s blocking lots of stuff, even with script blocking not enabled in the browser. Having said that, my internet security (Kaspersky, horrors, but Gdata did the same)
        is snuffling in the background, but only in “notify” mode, so I can choose what to do…

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      3. Gail, are you watching a YouTube video when this happens?
        There is usually a “Skip Ad” arrow towards bottom right that can be clicked after a 2-4 seconds.


    2. Two times in the last week I’ve gone to play a video and the sound was just buzzing. It would continue, sometimes, after I stopped playing, but I could then go into the audio dingus on the toolbar, change the volume, and it would stop. Or something. I rebooted the first time. The next time, I checked for the controller software in the process list, killed it (it was somehow running twice) and have been OK since then, but at least I know of something other than a reboot that will fix it if it happens again.


          1. As a side note, this seems to be more of an Ubuntu/Mint issue than a Debian or dev issue.

            Linus issues a new linux kernel fairly often — 5.0.0 was released 3/4/2019 and version 5.1.0 came out 5/6/2019. This is a result of the accelerated software development schedule possible under his OTHER software project, git. [Regarding the names, he has gone on record as saying “I’m an egotistical b*****d, and have named my two most important software developments after myself — ‘Linux’, and ‘Git’.”]. You can keep track of all the underlying Linuxes on From there, it goes out to all the repos to see if it breaks anything and to be customized with their preferred options, debugging flags, and such. Debian tries to keep it pretty vanilla, but Ubuntu likes to cherry-pick features from the last several versions and possibly versions still in development. Accordingly, an Ubuntu 5.2.8 kernel might have throwback 5.1.10 code still active and maybe even 5.2.10 code that isn’t in the official release — but looked so good, they had to use it.

            Ubuntu kernels have been having ALSA (the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) issues since at least 2017, so fixing them is fairly well-documented. The problem is trying to figure out which of the dozen-or-so known fixes applies to your particular problem.

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            1. Just as a further illustration of the fun Linux kernel build process…….on July 1, there was an important release: “Stable kernels 5.7.7, 5.4.50, 4.19.131, 4.14.187, 4.9.229, and 4.4.229 have been released. They all contain important fixes and users should upgrade.”


  14. I’m sharing this one tweet in a 19 part thread FYI for the concepts are Way above my pay grade. I Think the tweeter is proposing a method of cheap energy (& referencing Tesla a couple times) & also a method for some form of space travel, all with Q connections…Any thoughts or clarifications for inquiring (but sadly lesser) minds? Blessings!

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    1. Responding solely to the text on the video image shown here.

      This has happened before. When pulsars were discovered, no one could figure out how we could be hearing a fast sequence of regular pulses unless it was intelligence. Part of the issue was the short time between pulses implied a very SMALL object, yet the pulses were still strong enough to be heard at a very great distance. Well, we found out there were very small objects with a mass greater than the sun (billions of tons per teaspoon full) with extremely strong magnetic fields, rotating several times per second. The pulses were basically like the beam of a light house, striking the earth on every rotation.

      So we’ve been burned before. A new source of pulses THIS time is simply going to have the scientists looking for a new natural phenomenon. Even if they *don’t* find one it will be a long time before they decide that there’s no choice but to believe it’s intelligent life, and you will still, even then, have cautious skeptics.

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        1. Yeah…even if artificial, a simple metronome tick doesn’t MEAN anything other than “I am an astrogation beacon.” Which would be unnecessary, because pulsars can actually serve that purpose! (The phonograph sent on the pioneers came with a plaque, famous for the nude man and woman, part of which was an attempt to code the location of our Sun with respect to pulsars, uniquely identifiable by their frequency.)

          One thing that would be unambiguously a sign of intelligence would be sequences of pulses building up as prime numbers (an example made famous in “Contact”), or even just odd numbers or even numbers or square numbers…anything showing a mathematically meaningful pattern, but not a short-term repeating one.

          . .. … ….. ……. ……….. ………….
          . … ….. ……. ……… ………..
          .. …. …… …….. ………
          . …. ……… ……………. …………………….

          you get the picture…


  15. Despite the local Democrat tyrants trying to ruin Independence Day with new shutdowns, masks, and police threats of cracking down on holiday celebrations, I saw more fireworks in my neighborhood last night than any other 4th of July in my lifetime. These were celebratory fireworks, not the psy-op stuff that was happening here last week. It was as if the neighborhood collectively decided, “Screw you, government. If you’re going to shut down Independence Day, then I’ll put on my own fireworks display whether you approve or not!” The cabal tried to kill Independence Day and they FAILED.

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    1. Sadie, i believe the Left is going to find out their shutdown backfired. People not only will realize that government mandates are dangerous, but that they no longer want to be dependent on government. Government dictating everything in their lives isn’t a pleasant way to live…

      Agree about the fireworks. Heard the best, non-stop celebratory fireworks ever in my neighborhood. Happened all over the city.

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      1. “i believe the Left is going to find out their shutdown backfired.”

        I second this. The hard core lefties will never admit it, but there are many who aren’t whose style was cramped and had to get through major medical issues while it was all going on. (A neighbor has been really sick.) Usually, faith communities would come together to help the family. That couldn’t happen according to the SJW.

        And then to go against conventional wisdom on so many issues regarding health, things that we’ve always been taught, and stripping rights and controlling by fear.

        When a critical mass of people realize they’ve been played, there’s going to be hell to pay.

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        1. As I’ve noted previously, I know no one personally who had COVID (except Q-Tree) but I do know someone who had a heart attack because her cardiologist canceled appointments, and by the time she was seen and got her cardiac cath scheduled – she had a heart attack.

          The other big issue – still – about COVID, is the interference by the government in treating COVID. I’ve seen elsewhere, and IMO, many deaths were caused by political interference in treatment modalities.

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      1. I see what you did there! 😉
        Regarding Biden’s teeth ( and who really cares??) expert household opinion…..not dentures, but not his original teeth, either. For his age, color is not natural which implies veneers or implants.

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        1. That’s why they call him “Joe Bitin’ “…..

          No wonder they changed it from CHAZ to CHOP…

          (And his wife probably says to him, “Your teeth are like the stars: they come out at night”…)….

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      2. Reminds me of a great skit (frontier doctor) with Dean Martin as an injured Cowboy in the Old West (arrow shot through him) and Foster Brooks as the Doc.

        Brooks goes behind the bar to get a “sedative” (another drink, probably) but, unbeknownst to Martin, he removes his dentures. Dean Martin didn’t know Foster Brooks wore false teeth, and Brooks, on the other hand, didn’t know that Martin didn’t know…

        So, Foster Brooks gets up from behnd the counter, Deam Martin is TOTALLY shocked, then starts to laugh, trying unsuccessfully to kill it, and then Foster Brooks, himself shocked, then laughing, bends down again (as does Martin) to stifle the laughter. Two comedy geniuses at work…

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  16. Did you know…that in the Victorian era, some prisons isolated the prisoners and made them wear masks?

    They kept the prisoners isolated from each other, kept in single prison cells.
    When the prisoners were allowed out in the yard to walk around…they made them wear masks and made them walk in single file in one direction.

    The prison wardens found that the prisoners became docile and easier to handle, as a result.

    “Convicts exercising in Pentonville Prison.”


    Isolation…and forced to wear masks.

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      1. I caught a blurb about it on the Science Channel, while I was doing something else.
        The part about ‘keeping prisoners isolated and wearing masks to break their will’ made me turn and watch.

        So I searched around a bit…and found several articles…but this one gives a pretty good overview:

        “Victorian Crime and Punishment”

        “An Overview of Separation and Silence”

        ………….From the article:

        Pentonville, was the most severe and feared of the new English prisons. It was built in 1842, and was the gaol to which many Bedford convicts were sent to wait for transportation. Inmates were kept on their own in their cells most of the time. When they were let out, to go to chapel or for exercise, they sat in special seats or wore special masks so that they couldn’t even see, let alone talk to, another prisoner. Not surprisingly, several prisoners went mad and three committed suicide.

        The new Bedford Gaol, finished in 1849 as an extension to the house of correction, followed the pattern set by Pentonville. All prisoners had their own cell in which they worked all day, to keep them apart so that they could not talk to each other. They were allowed to leave their cells for exercise, but then they were separated by each being made to hold a knot in a rope held taut between prisoners. The knots were 15 feet (nearly 5 metres) apart. Prisoners also attended services in the chapel, where they also sat apart from each other, facing the preacher.

        The Silent System

        By the 1860s opinion had changed. It was now believed that many criminals were habitual criminals and nothing would change them. They just had to be scared enough by prison never to offend again. The purpose of the silent system was to break convicts’ wills by being kept in total silence and segregation and by long, pointless hard labour.

        Under this system, based on Auburn Prison, New York, USA, prisoners could work, but monotonous and pointless work, in total silence. The work was deliberately degrading: to break the prisoner’s will and self-respect. The diet was monotonous, with exactly the same food on the same day each week.

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        1. Well, we now have a better understanding of why we declared independence. Those bastards are sadists. Thank God for the Eighth Amendment.

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        2. LOL…On the last sentence! DH was the designated cook for the four who shared an apartment during dental/medical school years. It was definitely a same food on the same day each week menu…beans and hot dogs on Monday, Spaghetti on Tuesday, Stew from a can on Wednesday, etc. definitely not much time, money or effort spent on food during those years.
          Decades later my collage roommate, after marriage and family, more or less did the same but with an updated version that included tacos, etc. perhaps that’s why she and her second husband eat out so much!
          BTW, we had dinner the other night at our golf club and our waiter is a young man who has worked there while a student at the local university. In conversation he said he was finishing up a summer course, the tuition fee being $1300 for a single class.
          DH paid $250 A SEMESTER at an Ivy League school and later $3000 a year for dental/medical school! Of course, that was about 244 years ago…think several of the Founding Fathers were in his class.

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          1. Haaaa… I know what you mean, Teagan.
            It’s outrageous what tuition is these days!

            Like you, I remember when it was a fraction of what it is today.

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  17. The democrats are now in complete control of our education and it doesn’t bode well for our future.

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    1. I took one such test (well, it claimed to be the test), and half of it was clearly intended to test one’s understanding of how the system worked…and the other half was knowledge of specific facts, basically trivia but trivia we’d all expect to know. Even the first part had the sorts of detail in it you’d perhaps expect to be able to look up in a book if you needed it. Broad principles were thus largely absent. I did score very well (I don’t remember whether or not I missed one question or none of them), so this isn’t the griping about “trick questions” or “trivial” people who have done poorly on tests will sometimes make.

      (There are genuine trick questions, and ones that aren’t trick questions: you should have no trouble with if you actually have an understanding of the subject, rather than just learned to parrot stuff.)

      What I mean by trivia is questions like “Who was President during World War I.” Most would say that’s important, and they are right…but given the choice, I’d rather someone be clueless about that, but understand the importance of separation of powers and limited government, than the other way around. And the latter stuff ISN’T being taught and tested for any more.

      Honestly, I hope what I took was NOT the real test. It’d be far too easy for someone to simply memorize the answers to those questions and no others–especially the trivia. (Now if the trivia I saw came out of a pool of hundreds of such questions, it COULD be used as a test of detailed knowledge.)

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    1. The Rosary, a private devotion, popped up in the Middle Ages as a poor man’s psalter, 150 prayers symbolic of the psalms since the people were illiterate at the time. The form we use now was written down by St. Dominic Savio in the early 13th century. It still has the power to unite us. And never has there been a call to cease saying it like some other devotions.

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              1. Happy Sunday, Patty! Quiet in comparison to past years – our neighbor down the road is moving so her family gatherings complete with loud late night partying and fireworks have finally ended – Sunday morning was a time to clear out the flying fragments of the night before – not so today – Thank God!

                Have a Blessed, Quiet Day, Patty! Hugs!!!

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    1. The first sequence, with the almost prison-like little windows on the classroom doors, reminded me of a certain junior high school (well, it is now a middle school) in town, that actually looked a lot like a prison from the outside, with very narrow slit windows spaced widely. And knowing someone who attended it shortly after it was built, it might has well have been stuffed with convicts with guards who looked the other way when someone decided to set himself up to be the alpha male. I know someone else who TAUGHT there a couple of years later–he had been forced to transfer there; that’s when he decided to retire.


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  19. H/T CITIZEN817

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  20. H/T DORA

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    Have a blessed Sunday, Treepers . . .

    “Platero y yo” is a famous Spanish poen by Juan Ramon’ Jimenez. It is a simple story of his love and travels with his gentle little donkey, Platero. R. Sanez de la Maza wrote moving guitar pieces to accompany passages of Platero.

    #classical #guitare #クラシックギター
    Isabella Selder plays Platero y Yo – VII La Muerte by Eduardo Sáinz de
    la Maza

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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – an a cappella choral work “Hymn of the Cherubim” from the DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, OP.41, one of the central eucharistic services of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

    Tchaikovsky-Hymn of the Cherubim – Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

    The USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir
    Album: Sacred Treasures: Choral Masterworks from Russia.

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  23. Re BOOMS, and explosions, this was posted in the middle of the night by a cousin who lives in Centralia, Illinois.

    “So does no one know what the big boom was earlier today? It shook my house… it was NOT fireworks. All my neighbors even went outside to find out what the loud boom was.”

    That’s southeast in Illinois, past Scott Air Force base.

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  24. leader of DC antifa allegedly with Obama in WH
    Antifa which the Dems say it’s imaginary is responsible for much of the riots.

    Now Twitter users allege that Former President Barack Obama had a meeting with the leader of Antifa’s wing in DC back in his days as President.

    The son of prominent journalist Clarence Page has been arrested in connection with Antifa activities. Twitter users have found damaging photos of Grady Page at the White House with former President Obama.

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  25. so the little crybaby who vowed to stab anyone to death who said ALL lives matter and then lost her “job” and started a go fund me…was lying. she had a 2 WEEK internship with the company and they revoked that. go fund me then allowed changes to her “story”…how should this woman who on VIDEO stated she wanted to kill people get $$???
    Jonathan Gandal, a managing director at Deloitte, told The Daily Mail on Friday that Janover “has never been an employee of our organization.”

    Instead, Gandal said she was “formerly scheduled for a two-week internship later this summer.”

    “Gandal said the offer of an internship was withdrawn because they have a company policy forbidding threatening violence,” The Daily Mail reported.

    So it turns out that the stabbing video girl didn’t actually have a job at Deloitte but was only scheduled for a 2-week internship over there at the end of summer. Now she set up a GoFundMe and has already made $8,645 🙃
    — Philippe Lemoine (@phl43) July 3, 2020

    GoFundMe last week canceled a campaign for the British man who flew a “White Lives Matter” banner over a soccer stadium but they’re allowing this woman who said she’ll stab the next person who says “All Lives Matter” and lied about being “fired” to raise $10,000.

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  26. Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army!@drawandstrike

    Ye is gonna STEAL the Black vote from Biden and the Democrats. And then he’s gonna endorse Trump.
    Quote Tweet

    Derek Utley@realDerekUtley

    · 10h
    Kanye West made journalist across America and the world go back to work during the Fourth of July holiday to tweet or release a story that he’s running for President Face with tears of joyRolling on the floor laughing.

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  27. Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army! Retweeted
    Tim Young@TimRunsHisMouth
    I get where Colin Kaepnernick is coming from… I’d probably hate a holiday called “Independence Day” as well if I had slave children making my shoes in Vietnam.

    It just sounds like a threat to a successful business model.

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    1. BrunoBarking Retweeted
      CJ Pearson@thecjpearson
      You’re half white, bro Face with tears of joy
      Quote Tweet

      Colin Kaepernick@Kaepernick7
      · 19h
      Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾

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      1. Catturd retweeted Kaepernick’s 2011 Happy 4th of July message when Ø was in office – he didn’t think the holiday was white supremacist then.

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      1. Did you flag it?
        I saw some gay porn that was pukeworthy and I flagged it…it went poof.

        The guys at Parler have asked people to help them out and flag any stuff like that.
        They’ve had a couple million new accounts made in the last few weeks…and I think it’s keeping them busy.

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    1. Very interesting…not up to being a Hall of Records by any means, but, provided those people in the future can still read English, a good idea.

      I personally would have had those tablets translated into a dozen widely different languages, in the hopes that one of them would be known to the future people they are addressed to.

      The ONLY reason why, today, we can read Ancient Egyptian, is that we found a stone a message on it, a message that had been carved in Greek (known), Demotic (a sort of cursive script for Egyptian, not known), and Hieroglyphics (also not known). Between that and people who knew Coptic, we were able to figure out Ancient Egyptian, and people can now read the vast amounts of carvings still extant in Egypt. (That stone, by the way, is the famous “Rosetta Stone”)

      If the future peoples open the box and find a bunch of tablets in there written solely in the long-dead language of 20th century English…they will be silent.

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  28. Will History repeat itself?

    First it was the Goths….

    Then it was the pandemic plague….

    Then the Murder hornets…

    Then came the Vandals

    What’s next, the Huns?

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