Dear KMAG: 20200802 Open Topic

For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves; 
it is the gift of God, not of works,
lest anyone should boast.

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.

It is also a place to read, post and discuss news that is worth knowing and sharing. Please post links to any news stories that you use as sources or quote from.

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Let’s not give the Internet Censors a reason to shut down this intellectual haven that Wolf has created for us.


The Storm is upon us.
Please remember to Pray for our President.


AND WHAT TIME IS IT?
TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

Our movement is about replacing
a failed and CORRUPT political establishment
with a new government
controlled by you, the American People.
~ Candidate Donald J. Trump ~


Also remember Wheatie’s Rules:

  1. No food fights.
  2. No running with scissors.
  3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.

And,


On this day and every day –

God is in Control
. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
Keep Looking Up


Hopefully, every Sunday, you can find something here that will build you up a little . . . give you a smile . . . and add some joy or peace, very much needed in all our lives.

“This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn nor weep.” . . .
“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared;
for this day is holy to our Lord.
Do not sorrow,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”


Amazing Grace

It’s All About God’s Grace . . . and our Gratitude.

Grace: The unmerited love and favor of God toward human beings.

Unmerited Love and Favor

(an incomplete listing)

Eons in the past –
God chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

Two millennia ago –
The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us, paying the price for our sins.
God sent His Holy Spirit, our Helper-Advocate, at Pentecost.

Very recent past –
God draws us to Himself.
The Holy Spirit indwells us when we believe.
God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.

Now –
The Holy Spirit saves, fills, seals, and sanctifies believers through His power. The Holy Spirit reveals God’s thoughts, teaches, and guides believers into all truth, including knowledge of what is to come. The Holy Spirit also helps Christians in their weakness and intercedes for them.
The Lord will deliver us from every evil work and preserve us for His heavenly kingdom.
Through Jesus, in prayer, we can come openly, in complete trust, to God’s throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

And soon –
God will raise us up on the last day.
When Jesus comes again, we will be transformed to be like Him.
God will present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
God will prepare for us, things so wondrous that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into our hearts, those things which He has prepared.

Some thoughts for us now –
Hebrews 4:12-16

We don’t walk alone, live alone, or face our troubles alone. Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor who assures us of His help.

Though we have sinned, we now can come openly, in complete trust, in prayer through Jesus, to God at His throne of grace. This is not our privilege gained through anything we have done. We have it solely because of Jesus. We can come to the presence of God at His throne of grace and be allowed to speak to Him, because Christ loved us and saved us. We come through the righteousness of Jesus, we come through His Name, and we come through His promises.

We are allowed to come before the Almighty God, Creator of the universe, not some earthly king, but the Creator of heaven and earth. We can come before Him right now, or any time day or night, and call upon Him confidently in prayer and He will give us the privilege to speak to Him.

In prayer we come before the throne of God. In prayer we come to the supreme Dignitary . . . and worship Him while we speak to Him.

It is because of God’s grace we come. We have no right of access or merit in ourselves, nor can any mortal obtain it for us. This blessing is freely and generously given to us as a gracious act of the God of grace.

His mercy and grace are provided to help us in our times of need. We need help when we get sick, when we lose a loved one, a job, a house, a friend, etc. We need His help in making decisions, in choosing our words, in living our daily lives. We need God’s help to overcome fear and uncertainty, and the constant changes of our lives.

We need God’s grace . . . always.


Amazing Grace

Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.


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529 thoughts on “Dear KMAG: 20200802 Open Topic

  1. H/T CITIZEN817

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  2. H/T GARRISON HALL

    𝕣𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕪 𝕤𝕜𝕒𝕘𝕘𝕤, 𝕡𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕪 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤, 𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕘𝕚𝕝𝕝 — “𝕘𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕥 𝕙𝕚𝕘𝕙 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕞𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟” — 𝕝𝕚𝕧𝕖

    Alison Krauss – Down To The River To Pray

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    1. Here’s Patty with Ricky Skaggs doing “Daniel Prayed” (toe-tappin’ Bluegrass – catch the Rebel Yell at 1:00 ):

      The brunette violinist/singer (Carmella Ramsey) is from WV (yee ha!). Speaking of WV, and coal, there’s a great tune about Harlan and the mines. People like BLM and PantyFa who yap and yap and yap about poverty have NO CLUE about the poverty that exists even today in Appalachia. I saw it back there in 1960, and it still makes me shudder… and sad…

      “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”:

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        1. Kathy Mattea (from West Virginia, studied to be a EE, but went into music(!) ) also does Harlan, on her album “Coal”. It’s also very good (probably better in some respects) but is a tad too polished, more like a studio session (which of course it was) than a really “felt” performance. I really like her music, but I can’t stand her politics (she went with Gore-Bull to Antarctica, for instance)… grrr…

          In any case, her album “Coal” gives an idea of what folks in Appalachia are up against, albeit from a Greenie, anti-coal perspective. She should realize that without coal (and the railroads) America would be a VERY different country than it is now.

          (Makes me shudder to think what Germany will be like when they’ve shut off all nukes and coal-fired plants [current talk is by 2030 – hmmm, sound familiar?])

          Btw. TONS of stuff out there on YouTube with Patty and Ricky and all the rest…

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  3. H/T DORA

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    1. Saturn and Jupiter will be getting a LOT closer together in a few months. Closer than anytime in at least 200 years. One fifth the width of the full moon, if I am not mistaken, and that’s close enough you might be able to look at them both simultaneously in a telescope, depending on the width of the field of view on the lens.

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      1. I heard that, Steve – fascinating – wonder if this positioning has any other significance with respect to our planet – weather patterns – human behavior – events – space exploration – and the like.

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        1. I doubt it will have much influence on the geophysical aspects of our planet (weather, earthquakes, etc). Their gravitational influence on earth is puny compared to the sun and moon, which, of course, raise the tides. Any effect would be so tiny as to be indistinguishable from noise in the data.

          (There was a “Jupiter Effect” scare in the late 70s looking forward to a “grand alignment” effect of all the planets…one problem being it would be no problem, the other being that there was NO such alignment.)

          Planets getting into certain configurations (though NOT in a straight line) CAN affect space exploration; if we send probes to them; in fact the Voyager 1 spacecraft used such an alignment to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus *and* Neptune. They believed, at the time, that that might be the only chance at Uranus and Neptune for a century, just because they thought they’d have to use slingshots from Jupiter and Saturn to get there (and the relatively positioning of the planets is critical for that to work). Apparently our capabilities have expanded somewhat. We sent a probe to Pluto, just a bit further from the sun than is Neptune, and ONLY slingshot it past Jupiter…and we didn’t even really need to do that. Using Jupiter saved five years but wasn’t truly necessary. If we can go to Pluto without help, we can surely use just Jupiter to go to either Uranus or Neptune, just wait for the right time in the next twelve years to use Jupiter to “slingshot” to Uranus (or Neptune). Sending an *orbiter* (like Galileo, Juno, or Cassini) to those worlds may be beyond our capability–I just don’t know one way or the other.

          As for the effect of that alignment on human behavior…the biggest hazard is some idiot with a big megaphone hyping it up as the end of the world or an omen or something like that. (If something can be predicted 500 years in advance, like this, does it really make sense, even to people who believe in omens, that it could be an omen?)

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          1. Interesting the ‘slingshot’ effect – all of this messing around in the universe could boomerang on what we think we already know – only God knows – after all – He fashioned it – and who can know the mind of God – certainly, no man.

            Wonder if space exploration is just another pipe dream – how much of it has already happened – I have my doubts – you have set up a scenario that makes it literally impossible for us to maneuver in space – still baffles me what we do not know about what we are doing – trial and error might produce some unimaginable truth – but, I doubt it – God knows – and we – in our feeble attempts can only surmise – imho – and now – we are going to Mars – Really?

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              How have I set up a scenario that makes it impossible for us to maneuver in space?

              The “slingshot” is a dramatic (and kind of misleading) nickname for a maneuver where we send a spacecraft past a planet, “behind” it in its orbital motion. (Which is to say, if you’re looking at the solar system from somewhere way above the earth’s north pole, the planets are seen to move in counter-clockwise directions; the spacecraft has to be sent just clockwise of the planet, sort of like crossing a street and timing it so you cross the street behind some car driving down it, rather than in front of the car.) What happens is the planet bends the trajectory of the spacecraft AND the spacecraft gets the planet’s orbital velocity added to its original velocity. Normally to change speed in space we have to use rocket propellant, which is heavy and you need more rocket propellant to push that rocket propellant. A planetary flyby is “free” delta-V (change in velocity). [The planet loses a godzillionth of its momentum in exchange–not enough to be measured, even after a billion years of watching it.]

              Obviously with star trek level technology, none of this would ever matter (what we do today is puny in comparison to the Enterprise’s “impulse power” let alone “warp drive”, about like snails versus jet aircraft), but for us, who have to use rockets to get anywhere, it’s a big deal.

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              1. You have done nothing to set up a scenario – your slingshot theory is interesting – impossible to maneuver through space in the mind’s eye – not impossible considering other factors.

                Do we even have the ability develop a rocket that can handle these variables? A propellant so powerful to withstand the challenges? Seems to me science fiction has propelled us into imagining we can – even PT talks about warp speed – as if we can already attain it.

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              2. Warp speed is not coming out of any rocket. It’d have to be something new to me. (And I’d love it, but wishing alone won’t make it so.)

                The fundamental problem with a rocket, or even something like “ion power” is it works by pushing stuff out the back end very fast. That brings Newton’s third law into play (equal and opposite reactions)–push the propellant out the back, the rocket moves forward. What has to be “equal” in this case, is momentum, the mass being pushed, times the velocity. If you’re on a rocket ship that weighs ten tons, and you push one ton of rocket fuel out the back at a speed of ten miles per second, you will speed the rocket up by one mile per second.

                But the problem–what limits rockets–is that once you’ve pushed that fuel out, it’s gone. And you can only carry so much of it. Worse: When you start off, you have to speed up all of the fuel you will be using later, which means using even more fuel early on. Every time you add more payload, you add a LOT more fuel (hundreds of times the mass). If the mission needs more of a change of velocity later on…the amount of fuel needed goes up exponentially.

                That’s why they use things like slingshots and aerobraking; to save on propellant mass.

                Now if you can figure out a way to make the same amount of propellant move faster as it exits the nozzle, that’s a good thing, and that’s measured in a number called “specific impulse.” Unfortunately, we’re limited there–hydrogen/oxygen is the best stuff we have, and it still takes a lot of it. (Remember the shuttle–the shuttle itself was largely empty space, but the big orange fuel tank and the solid boosters strapped on to either side were FILLED with fuel. And the shuttle could ONLY go into orbit (not to the moon or planets) and had to aerobrake to come back.

                There was some attempt back in the 50s and 60s to use a nuclear power plant to heat the propellant and double its specific impulse, but that was abandoned as hazardous (plus the nuclear power plant itself is so heavy you might not gain anything.)

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              3. LOL – oh, darn – no warp speed!

                Wondered how that was going to work – something as bulky as a rocket ship – would need quite a bit of thrust to even propel it a short distance – then, when you have spent your fuel – where can you replace it?

                Weren’t they looking into something other than the hydrogen/oxygen fuel mix? Is it Liquid Hydrogen? If so, will that work – be more efficient – lighter to carry – more powerful?

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              4. We use liquid oxygen and hydrogen today; it’s the best thing we’ve got going, because burning the hydrogen with the oxygen releases a lot of energy (to heat up the propellant and cause it to escape out the back end) and because the product is water, which is a light molecule. Specific impulse is higher for lighter molecules. IF we could find a way to heat pure hydrogen enough, it would work better (hence the experiments with nuclear thermal propulsion, where a reactor would be used to supply the heat). But regardless, using chemical reactions there’s only so much heat available!

                Another thing that has some promise is ionic propulsion; you can use electrical forces to accelerate atoms a lot more than heat will. But the problem is, ion drives can only operate at a very slow rate…they get a lot of ooomph for their fuel, just not all at once. So they could be useful once you’re already out in space, and have time, but not to get off the earth’s surface, where you have to do it as fast as you possibly can (and that’s where most of the fuel gets burned for any mission).

                Solar sails would use sunlight to generate a push, and that’s promising too–but again, for out in space, not getting *to* space. That uses no propellant at all!

                Anything else I’ve heard of is pure speculation at this point.

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              5. Sounds like there is a need for various kinds of fuel – then, there is the problem of changing from one to the other – seems like a complicated transition – from one to the other for different phases – still in the development phase – I guess – seems to me PT is serious about space travel but, mostly for national defense – so I wonder why he keeps talking about Mars.

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              6. It’s our natural next goal for manned spaceflight. We’ve been to the moon, Venus is unvisitable because the atmosphere would crush the astronauts and the heat would incinerate them…so Mars.

                Mars actually has a carbon dioxide atmosphere and water ice. With a good source of power, the astronauts could actually make their own air to breathe, and even their own fuel to come back (oxygen and liquid methane–though if water turns out to be a big problem, we could send the hydrogen with them in liquid form). If we don’t have to truck that fuel out there, we can do a LOT more! Plus of course the possibility of building shelter and even doing gardening there. Lots of reasons to think Mars is much more hospitable than the moon, and the less we have to schlep with us, the better!

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              7. Seems to me – carrying the fuel is still a problem – however – if you can make your own fuel after landing – that would be ideal – yes? Carbon dioxide atmosphere – yuk – sounds like one big mask – Water ice – they are sure there is water on Mars? I thought Mars was supposed to be close to Earth in accommodations – for lack of a better word – shelter and gardening – really?

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              8. Yeah, we’d definitely have to wear pressure suits outside. No doubt there. Air pressure is very low and it’s mostly CO2. But just the fact that it IS CO2 is a bonus, it’s easy to get carbon and oxygen out of that, both of which the astronauts would need there.

                Mars is certainly doable by rocket, eminently so in fact. But it will take something like nine months to get there; the limiting factor is the people (and how they could stand being cooped up for that long, to say nothing of the radiation hazards in outer space) not the rockets. And nine months of freefall wouldn’t be good for them either. All of these are engineering challenges that could be solved, particularly if the astronauts are willing to take some risks of cancer later in life and things like that. (Many are.)

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            1. Assuming it’s all true, it’s a very different thing from any (potential) claim that this conjunction coming up will have a sudden, sharp effect on us.

              Milankovich cycles (cyclic changes to the earth’s orbit caused by the other planets) are actually well known–but they are gradual, running in the tens of thousands of years.

              As for the sunspot cycle and Jupiter…OK, the two numbers are similar. But then they’d have to come up with a plausible explanation for why the sun would behave differently with Jupiter between it and (say) Sagittarius, versus with Jupiter between it and Gemini. The sun is a sphere, symmetrical and it rotates, so no orientation of Jupiter in its orbit should make any difference. Unless Jupiter is in a highly elliptical orbit–in which case perihelion and aphelion gravitational forces would be quite different from each other…but it’s not in a highly elliptical orbit; it’s pretty close to circular–a bit less so than ours, but much more so than Mars and Mercury. Is it enough, so that the Sun is significantly affected by Jupiter being closer than average versus farther? I kind of doubt it but admittedly that’s my gut feel and a good theoretical analysis could indicate I’m full of it.

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              1. The article is not a current one – and yes – it is just a theory – much has changed since then – hopefully, we have learned more – however – isn’t it odd we hear more about sunspots than we have ever heard before? Does that mean they are important – or just something about which we should be curious or pay attention? I have no idea – just believed there was some connection between the orbits of the planets and the sun – and somehow – that affects life on Earth – perhaps – changes in the universe literally revolve around the sun – and it is the sun that must be our focus – we already know the affects of the lunar cycle.

                However – you should not sell yourself short – even the most ridiculous of theories gives rise to something important or perhaps, something we missed in the past – we are still learning – it is hard to study something that is so far away – we must ‘calculate’ anything that may or may not affect its behavior.

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              2. Part of scientific training is to be able to recognize something that shows up in the formulae as a term that will be so tiny it can be ignored. Often times it’s something that’s a billionth, or a trillionth, or even less, the size of the other terms, and that’s stuff that won’t be measurable next to the big effect.

                Perturbations by other planets are insignificant in the short term, but because they are persistent, they eventually add up. And if two planets orbit in a resonance (say, one twice as fast as the other), then they will really add up over time, as every time the two planets are closest to each other, they’re also in the same place in their orbit. The greater pull is always in the same direction.

                If you really want to start playing with those sorts of calculations, however, the math gets ugly and there’s no way to just pop the positions and velocities of three bodies into a formula and see where they’ll be in a hundred years. (You can do it with two bodies, but not three.) So you end up having a computer do something called “numerical integration” where you take your starting condition, extrapolate it for a short period of time, then use those new positions to calculate gravity for the next period of time, and so on. The shorter the time interval, the better. I’ve actually had to do some of that for college level schoolwork but that was long enough ago that I can’t do it now!

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              3. That is what I was thinking – the permutations – but, only two – not three – surely we have progressed where computers could handle more than two – like a series of complicated calculations – just not possible to be accurate because of changing conditions?

                Was not thinking of long range – just maybe – 20-50 years max – but, even that seems impossible – besides – what would we do with this information? How would it be beneficial to space exploration?

                Engineers use ‘numerical integration’ to build models – I think – it is also used by mechanical designers in 3D modeling to deign machines- I believe.

                But, hey – this stuff is well over my pay grade.

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              4. They’ve done computer work with literally millions of bodies at once. If you’ve ever seen those computer simulations of two galaxies colliding, that’s how it was done. But it was a LOT of numerical integrations. You *have* to do numerical integration for more than two bodies, the derived formulas force it on you. When it’s one object orbiting another and they can be treated as point masses, you can do a closed form solution, where you plug in a time any time in the future or past, and out will pop the answer…and it takes as much time to do a billion years from now as it does an hour from now. Numerical integration has to literally solve the problem for every step of time between now and the time of interest, so the further away it is, the longer it takes. (And how big is a “step”? That depends on how accurate you want it to be.)

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              5. Check out YouTube.

                The Andromeda galaxy is expected to collide with our galaxy in about five billion years. And the thing is, no one living on planets will even notice any effect. The space between stars is so huge relative to the size of the stars, that it’s very unlikely we’d even have one collision between stars! But they will be scattered all over the place.

                Astronomers can see galaxies that are colliding right now, and the results of “recent” (last few hundred million years) collisions as well.

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              6. This universe (the only one we know of definitively though there is speculation) is currently thought to be 13.7 billion years old (or so–the number does get adjusted from time to time). Our solar system is 4.567 billion years old (an easy number to remember, actually, 4, 5, 6, 7). The Earth is a bit younger than that.

                The universe is likely to last hundreds of billions of years, but Earth will probably be destroyed in five billion years or so, if not sooner, when the sun enters its red giant phase.

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              7. Hmmm…had to look that one up – have no idea what that involves, Steve – Thanks for the edumacation – it has been mentally challenging to keep up with you – not complaining here – just different.

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              8. Here’s a contrived example to illustrate numerical integration versus a closed form solution: You have a car on a 600 mile long highway, and the car has cruise control, set to 60 miles an hour. Where will it be in five hours?

                The closed form solution is just to multiply 5 hours by the 60 mile per hour speed and out pops 300 miles. You can put any time in, they’re all equally easy.

                A numerical integration would be like looking at the car’s speed and position right now, and saying, “OK, now where will the car be in one second?” That turns out to be 88 feet further along the highway. So you put the car there, time=1 second. You repeat; the car will be 88 feet further along after the second second, total 176 feet, and you put the car there. Repeat that 17,998 more times and you know where the car will be after five hours.

                Now no one in their right mind would use numerical integration to solve this problem, but imagine the car is changing velocity in some way, and it might make more sense. Imagine now eight planets and the sun, each is pulling on all the others and shifting their positions and velocities–which will in turn affect the effect they have in the future. NOW you *must* use numerical integration; there’s just no other way to do it.

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  4. I posted this on yesterday’s Daily – worth a 2nd post:

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    1. Gail,

      Paul posted this 2 hr ago… (his tweet stream has lots more of interest this morning)

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      do y’all still have the cancer act of 1939 on the books? making it illegal to advertise any cancer treatment not approved thru the national radium trust (aka rothschilds)
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      #CancerCureHidden #FrequencyKillsCancer #TheSleeperHasAwakened PART Keycap digit one
      The cure for cancer was found in the 1930’s by Royal Rife. The suppression of this started with the Cancer Act of 1939 by the Rothchilds and Rockefellers to keep people on radiation drugs.
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      Zoe, there was a Thread Reader, but twitter suspended the acc’t…

      Perhaps Michael or someone who tweets can produce another one?

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      1. I made 2 tweets on this:

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        1. They’re blatantly in-your-face with their agenda now, and they don’t care that we can see their hypocrisy. IMO, this smacks of desperation that is dangerous.

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        2. BTW, the perverse creature I am….unlike the new AP policy of always capitalizing blacks in their news reporting and not doing the same for Whites….I will now doing the opposite! LOL

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    Foaming hand sanitizer – use 60-91% isopropyl alcohol instead of water for recipes – +https://oureverydaylife.com/homemade-foaming-hand-sanitizer-12214146.html

    TIPS
    – To weight the jars for children or people with disabilities – put clean/sanitized marbles or smooth river pebbles in the bottle before filling. Use isopropyl alcohol 60% or greater to sanitize the marbles/pebbles.
    – Walmart has liquid castile soap in many stores

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    1. I’m picky about fragrances and my hands are sensitive to soaps.

      For regular hand soap – I melt a couple of jars of Dove soap in boiled water.
      – Soften soap a bit in the microwave
      – Chop in a food processor or chop with a knife and cutting board.
      – Melt soap chips in hot boiled water to make a liquid soap.

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      1. my son made his own hand sanitizer and gave gallons to family and friends when this all started. I made the masks they wanted and we traded with his friends for canned fruits and veggies…bartering worked out well!

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      2. I probably make about 90% of my cleaning products, lotions and seasoning mixes now, I started just for fun to see if I could do it when I couldn’t easily find a few of my favorites and then realized that it was very economical as well as I could control what is in them.
        In some cases, I just put all the “ingredients“ into a large zip lock so they are in one spot and it’s a snap to mix them.
        The Internet is great for this! Yesterday I was making a Mediterranean shrimp dish that called for canned marinated artichoke hearts and I only had water-packed ones on hand, and I knew the taste wouldn’t be the same. But, a quick search gave me a very simple way to convert, which I did early in the day to allow them to marinate and it turned out great. That goes into my DYI kitchen file and will use from now on. Next time you are in the grocery store, compare the two and see if it’s worth making your own…I bet you’ll find it is….without any special ingredients or equipment.

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  6. Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart’s Army! Retweeted
    Fierce ⭐⭐⭐@StrawsForAll
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    14h
    Antifa has come to the wrong state to set up camp. They will be swiftly dealt with because the posse is ready and waiting. #DontMessWithTexas

    #Antifa#BLM need to ride on out of town.
    Quote Tweet

    Ian Miles Cheong@stillgray

    · 14h
    Things are kicking off in Austin as police arrest leftist activists for throwing stones at them.

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  7. To continue adding to my comment on the last page HERE

    MOAR on Teachers, ANTIFA, Commies and the recruiting of our children as CANNON FODDER (as in Kent State killings)…

    Most of this is from September 2017, THREE years ago.
    JUST IN: Public School Teachers Behind Violent ANTIFA Group

    In 1995, my husband handled an IT contract with the teacher’s union in Las Vegas. They didn’t notice him much and so freely discussed things around him. That’s when he learned that the union was full of militant gay activists that were targeting our kids in school for their political agenda. Fast forward to today and you see that not only is the union communist, they are now connected to Antifa which has ties to NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association. In the middle of this violent perverse storm of evil sits our children who are being taught by these radicals.

    One of the biggest groups in Antifa is BAMN… By Any Means Necessary. You will find them behind the riots and violence in Berkeley, Sacramento and across the nation. A LOT of school teachers now belong to this subversive communist organization. A number of those teachers hold high-ranking positions within the organization. The police and the FBI noticed them years ago, but really became attentive to their movements after the riot and stabbing violence in Sacramento that sent ten people to the hospital….

    The teachers who are part of BAMN are using our classrooms as recruiting grounds for their movements. They are indoctrinating the children… pulling them into their radical group. It’s brainwashing and manipulation, pure and simple. And it’s been going on since at least 2005 and probably much longer than that. BAMN organizer and high school teacher Nicole Conaway organized a “sickout” at her school in 2015, leading other teachers to call in sick to protest the policies of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The sickout forced six Detroit-area schools to cancel classes, affecting nearly 4,000 students. A month later, Conaway led students in a walkout over building conditions. She was one of three BAMN organizers arrested in connection with the protest. Other BAMN members have led similar protests at the schools where they teach.

    These are full-fledged communists and they are weaponizing students. It’s a communist tactic. All of them hate President Trump deeply and have organized protests against him. He is a prime target for the movement and these teachers are poisoning their students against a sitting President of the United States. They want revolution in the streets and to overthrow the government….

    A very good read.

    REMEMBER the Commies “…need martyrs in the worst way.” (Brian Cates)

    SARAH HOYT @ PJMedia says they will probably use a pregnant Black or Latino woman.

    Nearly 820, 000 teens are pregnant each year in USA. CDC says In 2017, a total of 194,377 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years. It would be darn easy to come up with pregnant teens. — THINK WALL OF MOMS.

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  8. SpaceX Commercial crew to return today (in +/- 2hrs from now)

    Here is link to the Live broadcast:
    NASA SpaceX Dragon Crew Return to Earth & Splashdown

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  9. Larry C. Johnson: Someone is Lying About Covid

    Contrary to claims by the media and the ego maniac Dr. Fauci about a tidal wave of Covid infections, I have first hand, albeit anecdotal evidence, that there is a lot of bullshit surrounding reports of people who have “tested” positive for Covid. My old friend Janet, who was the GM of a very popular hair salon, heard yesterday from two of her former employees that they had “tested positive” for Covid. At first she was very alarmed and concerned for there welfare until she heard the rest of the story (Paul Harvey’s signature line). Both reported neither had been to any testing facility nor had they provided any sample of any body fluid. But both were notified in the mail that they had “tested positive.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/larry-c-johnson-someone-lying-covid/

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    1. I have a theory of what is going on. It’s diabolical. It does not even require a FRESH blood sample, or one taken specifically for COVID testing. In fact, it uses what you regard as a “normal” blood draw at the doctor’s office. It can be an OLD draw – because we know that the antibody test can be run on old samples.

      The Dems and the medical grift machine figured out a way to not only make COVID bucks, and to not only hide herd immunity, but to pass it off as new cases.

      Do you understand the political fakery that this is? This is why we only heard a little bit about herd immunity values, back in April and May, and then things disappeared completely.

      Here goes the explanation.

      Lots of us give blood samples for testing for normal things like lipids, cholesterol, liver function, prostate, thyroid, and all the rest. RIGHT? Routine blood draws.

      Now – I have an intersection with this – seems separate at first, but there is a MONEY connection.

      I wanted to get an antibody test after I figured out that I had COVID, when the shortness of breath I suffered with an ILI (influenza-like illness) in JANUARY persisted into MARCH, and I figured out that the virus got here EARLY.

      My doctor said “Wait a few weeks until there is a good antibody test that the FDA has approved – our office will be able to handle it then.”

      I thought “great”. Well, it was about 3 months MORE from March – meaning June, when it finally happened. The test was NEGATIVE, which we now understand is because COVID-19 antibodies disappear so fast, and further immunity is mediated through T cells.

      But what I discovered through other means is that my doc didn’t send the test off anywhere – it was done BY the HMO that the practice belongs to. Basically, it was sent to the diagnostic wing of their own doctor’s group. So THEY made money on the test, because THEY did the test.

      SO – circle back. Doctors decide what tests to order – the exact tests are out of the patient’s hands – right? Doctors get permission for the blood draw, but they do NOT get your permission for individual tests.

      So what people are seeing is MONEY-MAKING of a medical “whoops” that was probably PLANNED and UNDERSTOOD.

      Many of us are now being tested for antibodies, because nobody needs our permission, and we don’t have to be warned about anything if we’re “positive” to an antibody test. They don’t even have to tell us, really. They can just use some crazy acronym in the test results, if they want.

      But HERE is the real trick. Remember how the American reporting system has been mixing in antibody positives with VIRUS positives to increase the numbers? This shows that the whole scam is linked.

      The medical socialism establishment can take your blood for cholesterol, test it for prior exposure to COVID without your permission, make money on it, say you were “positive” and give that ping to the numbers for the MSM to trumpet as higher “case numbers” for the Democrat shills to whine about.

      Sometimes the fact gets out – gets back to the patient. But it doesn’t have to. And certainly not obviously.

      In cases where people waited in line or filled out paperwork, they ASSUME there is a connection, but there doesn’t have to be. Many of these cases are likely REAL antibody testing being reported as an “old positive” and they don’t have to explain or warn on it.

      This is part of how the greater scam protected itself from public perceptions of herd immunity. This is how they deflated herd immunity and used it to inflate “new cases”.

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      1. * SIGH * Sneaky – Twisted Sinister Reporting – Bums!!!

        Seems to me – this is how they get around anything truthful – by distorting or false reporting –

        These people are sicker than any of us ever will be!!!

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        1. They learned an awful lot through the Gore-Bull warming and Carbon-credit scams.

          The ability to make money and charge money out of and for nothing (carbon “credits”) makes “The Emperor’s New Clothes” look like a simple parlor game.

          From “Silent Spring” (Rachel Carson) and “The Quiet Crisis” (Steward Udall), the “Ozone Hole”, 2.5µm particulates (Lisa Jackson), Climastrology, “Dieselgate” (cf 2.5µm madness), the “science” lies have been piling up and getting spread as if they are the gospel truth; yet they are the exact opposite: Satanic lies…

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      2. Very plausible theory.

        An FYI, people can order their own labs online. You choose the ones you want and pay for them, and they send you the order by email if you approve that. Then you take the order to the lab that works with that company. Often, these lab tests cost less than what you get in a doctor’s office.

        Here are a couple of those labs (but a search wlil yield others):
        https://healthonelabs.com
        https://directlabs.com/LabLocations/tabid/67/language/en-US/Default.aspx

        I don’t know if they offer COVID-19 tests or antibody tests.

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          1. DirectLabs contracts for a heavily discounted rate with either Quest of the other really big one. They’ve switched between them depending on which one gives them the better deal. If you went straight to the lab you’d have to have a written order from a doctor and pay $$$$.

            Another DIY service used to be Canary Club. Don’t know what they are up to these days.

            And yes, being able to get info from a test BEFORE having a discussion with your doctor is one of the other perks besides spending less money.

            Another money saving service is GoodRx.com which allows you to use their group coverage drug rates without any fees. I suppose they are making their $$ in referral fees to the local pharmacies.

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        1. Mylabs.com is another. Hubby and I learned about them a few years ago – we use it whenever we don’t feel like pleading with the doctor for labs.

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  10. Anyone dug into this to see if there is any truth to it? I cant fathom it being 100% given the fudging of numbers
    being done, but even if its 75% of wuhan cases had the flu shot it would be substantial…..I just want to see the claimed documentation from various health agencies.

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      1. Interesting, but I think it’s a trivial statistical effect. Gail’s point about seniors in nursing homes pretty much being universally FORCED to take the flu shots (or they have to leave) means that it’s a trivial outcome.

        Almost 100% of serial killers watched violent movies.

        It sounds like a connection, and there may be a connection, but both connection and lack of connection are swamped by the fact that both movie watching and violence in movies are so prevalent as to not differentiate.

        But if you ask about VIOLENT PORN instead, then the numbers on serial killers get interesting and meaningful (albeit possibly more symptomatic than causative). Likewise, there may be a way to connect the flu shot to COVID through asking a more careful question.

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        1. Well, I’m not as logical as you are, Wolfie, but it seems like if you could find a comparable group of seniors and others who had not had the flu shot, you could compare. True about the nursing homes, though.

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    1. Remember that nursing home patients get the flu shot and it is sometimes the SUPER DOOPER flu shot.

      From the CDC

      Trivalent influenza vaccines include:

      * A trivalent influenza shot made with adjuvant (Fluad), licensed for people 65 years and older.

      * A high-dose influenza vaccine (Fluzone High-Dose), licensed for people 65 years and older.

      ….

      Percent of adults aged 18-49 who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 34.2%;

      Percent of adults aged 50-64 who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 46.8%;

      Percent of adults aged 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 68.7%

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  11. Okay…I had thought today while doing mindless house chores…regarding who Biden’s puppet masters should
    select as his VP….Tulsi Gabbard.
    1. Female…check
    2. Woman of “color”…check
    3. Military experience…check.
    4. Physically appealing…check
    5. Western US representation…check
    6. Still fairly unknown, so doesn’t bring a lot of baggage….check
    7, not so radically liberal she turns away moderates in Party…check

    She’s already stated she wasn’t going to run in Hawaii again, concentrating on being the Presidential candidate, so she obviously wants the nomination. She’s been very quiet in the past several months and that leads me to think she might be going through “grooming” school.
    I think so many of these others being brought up almost daily are merely diversions and someone like Tulsi would be a like Sarah Palin…out of left field and perhaps such a relief she would be easily embraced.
    What do you think?

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    1. Thinking you are on to something. Really can’t see Heels Up, Bass, The Tub from Georgia (can’t think of her name), Duckworth…NOT EVEN Big Mike being selected by Bite Me Biden handlers.

      But, but, Tulsi doesn’t bring the sway of a large state or even a consequential state in Electoral vote speak. But, Tulsi is not real controversial for D-Rats.

      Tulsii not as wacked out as the Crazy Bernie platform, the D-Rats appear to have embraced. For me, Tulsi needs to stick with surfing, in a bikini. Yea, I am that superficial at times. 🙂

      Tulsi does make more sense than the other empty heads.

      Hope Joe is saddled with Abrams. Just recalled her name. A great couple of buffoons’, emblematic of D-Rats these days.

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    2. The first time I saw Tulsi several years ago, I thought she could be trouble for our side because of the qualities you mention. She is attractive and well-spoken, and many voters won’t dig any deeper than that. It seems that she should be more appealing than Warren or Harris, but I know the Left was mad at Tulsi for not being radical enough on something (I think). No doubt she isn’t “black” enough (not black at all, right?). But you bring up an interesting point.

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    1. And I thought our town had commissioner problems!

      Noteable from the link: “Even though Salinas lived in Mission, he could be a city commissioner in Sullivan City because Texas law allows the use of only a mailing address when filing for office.” WHAT?! Anyone can live anywhere and yet still run for office?! Not good.

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    1. Wow… is the left letting that fly to “innoculate” the electorate thereby putting the Klintoon Klan out of “danger”???

      Or is someone else (Satan Soros?) throwing them under the bus???

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  12. Terry #SlavesNoMore Retweeted
    Former Democrats for Trump@YoungDems4Trump
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    6h
    How are thousands of Americans literally inside the CNN Building in LA yelling “Save the Children” and absolutely zero @CNN channels covered it? Not even a tweet?

    Why is that? Thinking face
    #ComplicitMedia

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      1. If the right were to arise and take direct action, I think that would be exactly what the Leftists want . . . although I doubt it would be anywhere close to the utility that the Leftists expect.

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        1. Well, let’s not forget this:

          Japanese Admiral Yamamoto is claimed by some to have said,

          “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

          Now,what did Q say? Invasion or …. ??

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  13. Terry #SlavesNoMore@America1stGal
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    7h
    22 Arrested, Facing Federal Charges After Weekend Protest at Federal Courthouse in Portland
    22 Arrested, Facing Federal Charges After Weekend Protest at Federal
    justice.gov

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/22-arrested-facing-federal-charges-after-weekend-protest-federal-courthouse-portland

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  14. I’ve been listening to Dan Bongino’s podcast from Friday. He has “an unimpeachable source” who was on a plane with Epstein and Bill Clinton and said there was a room in the back with what appeared to be underaged girls, and that at some point Clinton disappeared back there. The source had nothing more to do with him/them after that. Bongino says the person didn’t tell him more, and Bongino thinks he is working with authorities. I got the impression it wasn’t the Lolita Island plane, but Bongino didn’t say that. It’s on the Friday podcast, Episode 1310, on bongino.com at about the 30-minute mark.

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  15. Long thread, actually a series of 17 video clips

    HAWKEYE@QanonYahshua
    ·
    Aug 1
    Right or Left: This will be the most important video clips you have probably seen this year. Please watch each clip. Bare with me while I post them all.. We will call these clips Fauci Unmasked! There is #17 of them.

    ——————————————————-

    anyone know how to link these for Zoe ???

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          1. I hope it is REAL SOON, my patience is wearing very thin….

            I am getting really good at using a pick ax…. Good thing I have a lot of old fence to dig out and replace. Only problem is my shirts don’t fit across the shoulders any more even though I lost over 20 lbs.

            (I gave up on women’s blouses a couple decades ago.)

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    1. WOW!

      Word UNIMPRESSED IS CENSORING!!!!

      This is the 3rd try! (Take out the 4 random * )

      *https://www.bit*ch*ute.com/vi*deo/LiQh8CVzV6Ao/

      All her video can be found:

      *https://www.bit*chu*te.com/hashtag/mik*ovits/

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    1. “Not a joke and not hyperbole – I’m hearing from people close to the situation that Biden’s cognitive decline is rapidly worsening and is becoming increasingly difficult to mask.”

      _____________

      I don’t doubt it, but… which people ‘close to the situation’ could be trusted to tell Dan the truth?

      .

      “The Democrats are going to have to make a decision soon.”

      _____________

      I’m sure the decision was already made years ago.

      I don’t know how it can’t be Hitlery.

      Who has more name recognition?

      Nobody. She wins that one.

      Who in the democrat party has any actual accomplishments to run on?

      Nobody. That’s a tie across the board.

      Who has more control over the democrat machine apparatus?

      Nobody. She wins that one.

      Who has more dirt on everyone IN the democrat machine apparatus?

      Nobody. She wins that one.

      Who is more ruthless and willing to kill to get what she wants?

      Nobody. She wins there too.

      Who believes she is ‘owed’ the presidency more than Hitlery?

      Nobody.

      Who could possibly step in at this point, with any national name recognition or credibility, and enough security (and chutzpah) to deny Hitlery her very last chance, without being murdered by Hillary?

      Nobody!

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          1. When she ran in 2016 she had stolen enough money while SoS to not only run for office but fund the broke DNC. I don’t think that’s the case this go-round. Unless Soros is going to fund it.

            What I am hearing is that the DIMs know they can’t beat POTUS electronically no matter how much they cheat, so they are pushing mail-in voting and know that will end in a mess, and there would be no resolution for weeks. (like the situation now in NY). They plan on CONGRESS deciding who will be president. In that scenario Hil de beast might be pushing herself to the front of the line. But that scenario ain’t gonna happen.

            It’s rumored that Nanzi is pushing for Congresswoman Karen Bass from CA…

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      1. Only in an emergency, IMO…backs against the wall….AND, only if can’t-keep-his- fly closed hubby dies within the next 80 days. (Easily arranged, of course….filed under taking one for the Team.) It would be a sympathy vote (and, boy, would she play the grieving widow victim!!). Otherwise, too much baggage.
        If I were Bill, I’d probably disappear until after November 3 with 24 hour security.

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        1. I really liked Winnie the Pooh and the stories when I was a little kid. There is an interesting story behind this song, originally written by Kenny Loggins when he was a senior in high school.

          ………………………….
          Story Behind the Song: ‘House at Pooh Corner’
          Dave Paulson
          dnpaulson@tennessean.com
          https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/09/07/kenny-loggins-revisits-house-pooh-corner/15237517/

          Kenny Loggins was a 17-year-old high-school senior, staring down his impending adulthood, when he wrote “House at Pooh Corner.” The song was inspired by A.A. Milne’s 1928 book “The House at Pooh Corner,” a collection of short stories about Winnie the Pooh and the rest of the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood.

          But by 1970 — when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band wanted to record the song — Pooh had been turned into a Disney character, and the company’s lawyers tried to stop the song from being released. That’s where fate stepped in.

          The song was also included on Loggins and Messina’s 1971 album “Sittin’ In.” Loggins told the story of “Pooh Corner” to Bart Herbison, executive director of Nashville Songwriters Association International.

          Bart Herbison: I find this incredible that you had, first of all, that level of craftsmanship as a senior in high school.

          Kenny Loggins: Well, I didn’t consider it craftsmanship.

          You write it when you’re 17 years old? Take me back to that idea and the writing of the song.

          Well, (I was) going on graduation in high school, and for some reason, I was thinking about that last chapter in “The House at Pooh Corner.” It was the first book I ever read. The last chapter is where Christopher Robin is leaving the Hundred Acre Wood, and he’s telling everybody goodbye. I felt like that was akin to what I was going through in high school. Some part of me knew that I was leaving my childhood behind. I didn’t really think it through like that. It just sort of came through.

          I think there’s an incredible story behind how the song got recorded, and copyright issues.

          … I wrote this song about Winnie the Pooh, but I was 17, and I didn’t really have any awareness that I wasn’t allowed to write a song about Winnie the Pooh, and that there were people who owned that copyright. In those days, as a songwriter, you’d go around to different parties, much like what’s happening here in Nashville where you have writers in the round. Different songwriters would show up at parties, and we’d all take turns showing whatever we’d written that week. The parties kept me writing, so that I’d have something new to play at the next party. At this one party that I went to, there were a couple of guys from a band called the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. They were an up-and-coming act, and they loved that song. They said, “We’re looking for songs for our album. We want to record that.”

          I was really excited, and I’d never had a song recorded. About a month later, I got a phone call from John McEuen, who at the time seemed to be the leader of the Dirt Band. He says, “Kenny, I’m really sorry, but we won’t be able to record that song. We’ve been inundated with phone calls from Disney lawyers for the last few weeks, telling us that we’re not allowed to record a song about Winnie the Pooh.”

          I was going on a date that night, and I mentioned to my girlfriend, “I’m kinda bummed tonight because I thought I had my first song recorded, and it’s not gonna happen. The Disney lawyers put the kibosh on it.” She looked at me and says, “Disney lawyers? Let me to talk to Daddy about that.” I did not know that I was dating the daughter of the CEO of the Disney corporation.

          And then you came back to that song.

          Twenty-something years later, (I was) about to have my fourth child, and my first thought was, “Oh my God, I’m going back into the land of Barney (the Dinosaur) again. This is going to be like, ugh, somebody shoot me.” I had been there three times before. But then I thought, “Why doesn’t somebody make an album for kids that parents could love as much as the kids?” Because when kids get into music, they’ll play it a thousand times.

          I started, and the first thing that struck me was, “Write a new verse to ‘House at Pooh Corner,’ ” because I wrote that as a kid, and now I have a completely different perspective on it as a dad. So I wrote a third verse, and my oldest boy named it “Return to Pooh Corner.” And then he went on to be a songwriter, too.”
          ………………………………………..

          There is more to that story, but I couldn’t find it.

          The girl spoke to her Dad, and he had Kenny Loggins come to his office at Disney Studios and play the song for him. He liked it, and said the lawyers won’t be a problem, and gave him permission to publish the song.

          All the articles I could find stop where the one above does, and then go on about the new verse, but there was (is) more to the story about going to see the CEO of Disney and how that transpired.

          It was the best part of the story, and now I can’t find it!

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        2. “you played their songs on an ‘old donut’?”

          ______________

          I thought there would be lots of them on eBay, and there are many of what I call ‘suitcase’ record players, but I only found ONE that was the same model as mine, it’s a General Electric, white case, orange inside.

          This is the one, where it all began, playing 45s of American Pie, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, (a.k.a. Bloody Red Baron), Puff the Magic Dragon, and so on 😁

          https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENERAL-ELECTRIC-AUTOMATIC-PORTABLE-SUITCASE-RECORD-PLAYER-w-WONDER-WOMAN-RECORD/313166783097?hash=item48ea31e279:g:A34AAOSwli9e36dZ

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          1. Cool 😎

            (My first record was Alvin and the Chipmunks singing their Christmas song)…
            (I still want a Hula Hooooppppp)… Please, Christmas, don’t be late 🙂 )

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      1. I’m not positive, but I don’t think I learned this one (Mr. Bojangles) until junior high school. If I knew it before then, I didn’t hear it much for some reason until I was a little older.

        So many of these old songs are really SAD, but the tune is so catchy that it doesn’t occur to me how sad it is unless I think about the lyrics.

        Same with ‘Cats in the Cradle’ (Harry Chapin) or ‘Wild World’ (Cat Stevens) or ‘Hey Jude’ (Beatles) or lots of others. Lots of sad songs, but I don’t hear them very often, so whenever I do, it’s like seeing an old friend… and it’s hard to be sad, when you’re glad 😁

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        1. Everything lately is new to me – so many songs I have not heard before – busy in my young life – music was a part of my life – but, mostly classical – so I have no idea when some of these songs were popular – have to look it up – dunno when I first heard Mr. Bojangles – but, yes it is sad – I listen to the words – if it is repetitive – I am gone – words give songs meaning…

          ‘An old friend’ – neat idea – thanks for sharing…

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        2. And if you haven’t heard Cats in the Cradle before, I hope you like it.

          Harry Chapin told some of the saddest story songs… to the point that he even wrote one called “Stop Singing These Sad Songs (Just Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Times)”, which is also a great song!

          This is a special song to a lot of people, and probably Harry’s best known, although ‘Taxi’ would be a close second, another (longer) story song. A couple of other story songs of Harry’s that come to mind are “(Anywhere’s) a Better Place to Be”, and “Mr. Tanner”.

          This one is Cats in the Cradle (1974). I remember hearing this song when I was little, and I could already relate to some of the words, because my Dad traveled a lot 🙂

          .

          And this one is Mr. Tanner. Harry tells the story songs 👍

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        1. Probably our dime (or Euros) over here…

          More money down the bog from those idiots…

          Mind you, DB has more problems than a second-grade Math book, so who knows what’ll pop up. And they’ve had a few, erm, Arkancides (or failed attempts at human flight) over the last year or two…

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  17. Robert Barnes Retweeted
    Scott Adams@ScottAdamsSays
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    BREAKING: A new study says HCQ is ineffective against coronavirus if you spray the drug on a living porcupine and shove it up your ass while praying to the Sun God. No other studies on HCQ are planned.

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  18. We’ve moved past crazy.

    Robert Barnes Retweeted
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    Leftist Victory! The Minneapolis Police is advising residents to “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” if approached by robbers.

    Minneapolis Police Department Advises Residents to Give In to Criminals
    The Minneapolis Police is advising residents to “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” if approached by robbers.
    breitbart.com

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    1. this is nuts. it’s like telling your neighbor that someone stole your wallet. without authority who’s gonna answer for any crime?
      and if the Minn. City Council creates a “new community” service force–it’s a police but without the name–but will it have LEGAL authority according to the law? will the members of the force be held liable if they wound an innocent? will there be exams to determine ability to handle weapons? there are police academies that train and (hopefully) screen participants…who will train and screen these?

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      1. I don’t think they’ll carry guns… they’re going to deal with ‘feelins’ …

        wait ’til these SJW answer a call for domestic violence.

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    2. “Leftist Victory! The Minneapolis Police is advising residents to “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” if approached by robbers.”

      _____________

      Now why would they advise anyone to do that?

      Prepare to be a victim?!?

      They should be advising the criminals to ‘prepare’ for armed citizens who won’t be as gentle as the cops are.

      Why wouldn’t they advise everyone to ARM themselves, and to band together in groups?

      Where does this ‘surrender’ attitude come from?

      China infiltration, obviously.

      Nobody in the America that I grew up in ever thought of surrender…

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      1. … concealed carry, stun guns/tasers, Raid Wasp and Hornet Spray …. ummmmm what else … oh maybe a handy dandy pocket size electronic pulse device … 😃👍 … itching powder, cayenne pepper spray, … 🙂🤚 …🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

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    1. I’ve been thinking this for months. This was a trial run, and anyone could release anything at any time. I believe the Trump administration is preparing and ready, but I’d love to know how. Probably too much info for people wiithout security clearances…

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    2. People already know about Vit E, C, D3 selenium, zinc, and green tea or Quercetin as substitutes for HCQ as zinc ionophores to move the zinc into the cells to fight viruses. (I have had the discussion with strangers and word is definitely getting out.) I have also been handing out flyers with the URLs for the science papers.

      Heck my cat food says it contains Vit E and selenium for a healthy immune system. 🤣

      As the Dr Judy video showed their next virus will be deadlier BECAUSE of social distancing and masks and too much hand washing all else being equal.

      IF China does loose another virus, they are going to find themselves in a world of hurt.

      Just how many countries would LOVE to cancel their debt to China and BOOT THEM OUT at this point???

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      1. I’ve got my dad drinking tonic water every day. Mom now too. Hopefully, the zinc in their multi-vitamins is enough.

        Seriously, though, back in late March and April around here, you couldn’t find tonic water. Word had gotten out. THis week, one local retailer has Schweppes 10 for $10 for a liter. I stocked up for them.

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        1. Not necessary. Just shut ALL BORDERS to the Chinese PERIOD. If your country does not then you are not allowed across the border either.

          The USA could go into complete isolation ans survive without too much trouble. China CAN NOT!

          Shunning works wonders if you HAVE TO HAVE trade to survive.

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          1. Especially China now with their critical flooding problems. Bad timing, Xi….too bad!
            No, they cannot go into isolation, but that’s why they are buying up farm land in every part of the world and sending hundreds of fishing boats everywhere, as well.

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              1. Yes, but who enforced it…the UN? I read that, indeed, they are violating laws, treaties, etc.
                Yawn……
                Unless they are forced out, those boats will just keep what they are doing. That’s the way they get away with building islands in the South Pacific and then charging fees to go through “their” shipping lanes…and the world just watches.

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        2. I believe that. There will be a new group of Allies against China!

          They will be setting the Chinese people free from Mao’s scourge of communism.

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    3. I thought everyone already knew about “Event 201”?

      The website explaining the whole thing has never been taken down:
      https://centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/

      .

      “Their next virus will be deadlier.”

      _____________

      There isn’t going to be a next one, for the simple reason that they couldn’t even maintain plausible deniability with THIS one that it was a ‘natural occurrence’.

      If they do it again, it’s an undeniable act of war, and Trump has no choice but to nuke (or Rods of God, or similar) wherever the CCP is hiding out.

      And the CCP would obviously be aware of this, that they (CCP) are risking a kinetic war that will annihilate their CCP at worst, and at best turn them into a global pariah.

      And if there is any intelligence info that another one is being prepared, the Trump administration has an obligation to act PREEMPTIVELY to stop it, by whatever means necessary.

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  19. They don’t even try to hide it anymore. And she’s definitely not the only one.

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          1. The night my parents traded the 1968 gray ghost station wagon for the gold one, my mother’s cousin the used car salesman said they were the only people who could trash a car in less than half an hour. Of course, he was the one to clean out the old one, and move the license plate.

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    1. One of my favorites – as relevant today as it was in the 60’s.

      “silence like a cancer grows” “people bowed and prayed to the neon god they’d made”

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      1. “One of my favorites – ”

        ______________

        Mine too 😁

        Both the original album cut (1964) and their even more stripped down live version, with only Paul’s acoustic guitar for instrumentation 👍

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