Saturday, February 10, 2024

Canadian Prepper, "Alert! Unusual Activity, The Coming World War Explained"

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Canadian Prepper, 2/10/24
"Alert! Unusual Activity, 
The Coming World War Explained"
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Check out part 1 here:
An in depth conversation about the lesser known 
aspects of how a nuclear conflict will be fought.

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Life Is"

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2002, "Life Is"

"A Look to the Heavens"

"Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC).
The above image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry by an amateur to win the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 1763, the entire N11 emission nebula is second in LMC size only to 30 Doradus. Studying the stars in N11 has shown that it actually houses three successive generations of star formation. Compact globules of dark dust housing emerging young stars are also visible around the image.”


“I was as afraid as the next man in my time and maybe more so. But with the years, fear had come to be regarded as a form of stupidity to be classed with overdrafts, acquiring a venereal disease or eating candies. Fear is a child's vice and while I loved to feel it approach, as one does with any vice, it was not for grown men and the only thing to be afraid of was the presence of true and imminent danger in a form that you should be aware of and not be a fool if you were responsible for others.”
- Ernest Hemingway, "True at First Light”

Dan, I Allegedly, People Are Going Broke To Look Rich"

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Dan, I Allegedly, 2/10/24
People Are Going Broke To Look Rich"
"We are seeing garbage loans from car dealerships. People are getting car loans for 84 months where they are paying $2550 a month. Plus, we are seeing ridiculous loans for 96 months and they are as high as $3000 a month."
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The Daily "Near You?"

Collinsville, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Col. Douglas Macgregor on the State of the Empire"

Tom Woods, 2/10/24
"Col. Douglas Macgregor on the State of the Empire"
"Col. Douglas Macgregor discusses the current situation in Ukraine,
 Gaza, the Red Sea, and more, plus his retrospective on the Cold War."
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"Israel Signals A Ground Invasion of Rafah"

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ABC News, 2/10/24
"Israel Signals A Ground Invasion of Rafah"
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DawnNews English, 2/10/24
"How Is World Reacting To Israel’s Assault On Rafah?"
"Witnesses in Rafah report a surge in air raids, prompting residents to flee nearly 20 kilometers to the central part of the Gaza Strip as Israel intensifies its assault. Palestinians in Rafah express fears of an imminent ground invasion, raising concerns of a humanitarian catastrophe, while Prime Minister Netanyahu signals a timeline for the operation to wrap up before the start of Ramadan on March 10. Despite warnings and anticipation of a potential "massacre" by Hamas, many Palestinians in Rafah express determination to stay, fearing another Nakba or "catastrophe," and potential permanent displacement.

The international community, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UNICEF, the United States, and the United Kingdom, reacts to Israel's assault on Rafah with deep concern, urging restraint, intervention, and caution against large-scale offensives to avoid harm to civilians."
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Evil incarnate, and the whole world watches and does nothing! Like the UN they hypocritically express their "deep concern", and DO nothing! Arabs, where are you? Iran, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the UAE...millions of soldiers and hundreds of thousands of precision missiles and you DO nothing! 
If I said what I really think and feel they'd delete this blog in a heartbeat...

"I'll Bet..."

"The Donkey and the Meaning of Eternity: Nobel-Winning Spanish Poet Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Love Letter to Life"

"The Donkey and the Meaning of Eternity: Nobel-Winning
 Spanish Poet Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Love Letter to Life"
by Maria Popova

Excerpt: "Beneath our anxious quickenings, beneath our fanged fears, beneath the rusted armors of conviction, tenderness is what we long for - tenderness to salve our bruising contact with reality, to warm us awake from the frozen stupor of near-living. Tenderness is what permeates Platero and I (public library) by the Nobel-winning Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez (December 23, 1881–May 29, 1958) - part love letter to his beloved donkey, part journal of ecstatic delight in nature and humanity, part fairy tale for the lonely.

Living in his birthplace of Moguer - a small town in rural Andalusia - Jiménez began composing this uncommon posy of prose poems in 1907. Although it spans less than a year in his life with Platero, it took him a decade to publish it. At its heart is a simple truth: What and whom we love is a lens to focus our love of life itself.

The tenderness with which Jiménez regards Platero - whom he addresses by name over and over, like an incantation of love - is the tenderness of living with wonder and fragility. He celebrates Platero’s “big gleaming eyes, of a gentle firmness, in which the sun shines”; he reverences him as “friend to the old man and the child, to the stream and the butterfly, to the sun and the dog, to the flower and the moon, patient and pensive, melancholy and lovable, the Marcus Aurelius of the meadows.” He beckons him: “Come with me. I’ll teach you the flowers and the stars.”

And so he does: "Look, Platero, so many roses are falling everywhere: blue, pink, white, colorless roses… You’d think the sky was crumbling into roses… You’d think that from the seven galleries of Paradise roses were being thrown onto the earth… Platero, it seems, while the Angelus is ringing, that this life of ours is losing its everyday strength, and that a different strength from within, loftier, more constant, and purer, is causing everything, as if in fountain jets of grace… Your eyes, which you can’t see, Platero, and which you are mildly raising skyward, are two beautiful roses."

Together, poet and donkey traverse the Andalusian countryside in a state of rapturous harmony with each other and the living world: "Through the low-lying roads of summer, draped with tender honeysuckle, how sweetly we go! I read, or sing, or recite poetry to the sky. Platero nibbles the sparse grass of the shady banks, the dusty blossoms of the mallows, the yellow sorrel. He halts more than he walks. I let him.
Every so often Platero stops eating and looks at me. Every so often I stop reading and look at Platero."

There are echoes of Whitman in Jiménez’s exultations: "Before us are the fields, already green. Facing the immense, clear sky, of a blazing indigo, my eyes - so far from my ears! - open nobly, welcoming in its calm that indescribable placidity, that harmonious, divine serenity which dwells in the limitlessness of the horizon."

This longing for the infinite accompanies the young man and the old donkey as they cross the hills and valleys on their daily pilgrimages: "The evening extends beyond its normal limits, and the hour, infected with eternity, is infinite, peaceful, unfathomable."

Again and again, Platero’s presence magnifies the poet’s relishing of beauty, deepens his contact with the eternal: "I remain in ecstasy before the twilight. Platero, his black eyes scarlet with sunset, walks gently to a puddle of crimson, pink, and violet waters; he softly immerses his lips into the mirrors, which seem to liquefy as he touches them."

Punctuating these ecstasies are the inevitable spells of melancholy stemming from the fact that the price of being awake to life is being also awake to mortality. Aware that this enchanted life with his beloved Platero is only for the time being, Jiménez reaches into the sorrow of the future to consecrate it with joy: "Platero. I shall bury you at the foot of the large, round pine in the orchard at La Piña, which you like so much. You will remain alongside cheerful, serene life. The little boys will play and the little girls will sew beside you on their little low chairs. You will get to hear the verses that the solitude will inspire in me. You’ll hear the older girls singing when they wash clothes in the orange grove, and the sound of the waterwheel will be a joy and a solace to your eternal peace. And all year long the goldfinches, greenfinches, and vireos, in the perennial freshness of the treetop, will create for you a small musical ceiling between your tranquil slumber and Moguer’s infinite, ever-blue sky."
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"How It Really Is"

“We'll know our disinformation program is complete 
when everything the American public believes is false.”
- William Casey, former director of the CIA

"This Species is Amusing Itself to Death. The Addictive Contaminated Media Reality"

"This Species is Amusing Itself to Death.
The Addictive Contaminated Media Reality"
By Dr. Gary G. Kohls

“And when they found our shadows (grouped ‘round the TV sets), they ran down every lead; they repeated every test; they checked out all the data in their lists. And then the alien anthropologists admitted they were still perplexed, but on eliminating every other reason for our sad demise they logged the only explanation left: This species has amused itself to death.”  - Roger Waters

“Apathy and indifference are nurtured in the modern age as most peoples’ free time is frittered away with worthless trivia like ball games, computer games, movies and soaps, and fiddling with their mobile phones. These distractions might be fun, but after most of them you’ve learnt nothing of any value, and remain ignorant, malleable and suggestible, which is just how the elites want you.” – Clive Maund

“A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed… When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

“A lie gets halfway around the world before
the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
– Winston Churchill

"30 years ago (1985) Neil Postman (a professor of communications arts and sciences at New York University – until his death in 2003) wrote the best-selling book “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business”. (Free download below.) The book exposed, among other things, the subtle but profound dangers to the developing mind from the mesmerizing (and addictive) commercial television industry.

The lessons from that book have essentially been ignored by the amoral and corrupted sociopathic capitalist system that says “damn the torpedoes/full steam ahead” and blindly and greedily promotes unlimited growth no matter what the costs and who or what gets hurt long–term in the resource-extractive, exploitive and permanently polluting processes.

But Postman’s thesis applies even more strongly today to the current internet/computer/ age-inappropriate, pornographic sex and pornographic violence-saturated televangelist/political-contaminated media reality with which the prophetic Postman was properly alarmed.

SOMA, the Drug That Predicted Prozac by 50 Years: In the classic “Brave New World” (1932) Aldous Huxley wrote about the new form of totalitarianism that has now come to pass in the developed world, thanks to the privatized profit-driven, drug, medical and psychiatric corporations whose practitioners were once (naively or altruistically?) mainly concerned with relieving human suffering and trying to holistically and permanently cure their distressed patients’ ailments (rather than lucratively “managing” said “clients” as permanently paying consumers of unaffordable prescription drugs). Nearly 30 years after he wrote the book, Huxley said,

“And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.” Neil Postman’s very last sentence of his book concerned the prescription drug-infested victims of the new form of totalitarianism that Huxley had described in “Brave New World”.

Of course, Huxley’s book was all about his imaginary psychotropic drug SOMA that Prozac’s makers and promoters in the late 1980s to falsely claim to make its swallowers “feel better than well”. One of the characters in Brave New World said: “And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there’s always Soma to give you a holiday from the facts. And there’s always Soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears; that’s what Soma is.”

Postman ended his book by writing: “What afflicted the people in Brave New World was not that they were laughing instead of thinking, but that they did not know what they were laughing about and why they had stopped thinking.” A couple of years after the publication of Postman’s book, Roger Waters (of “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” fame) released a “concept” album that was inspired by the book. He titled the album “Amused to Death”. The lyrics of the title track are as follows:
“Amused To Death”
by Roger Waters

"Doctor, Doctor what’s wrong with me?
This supermarket life is getting long.
What is the heart life of a color TV?
What is the shelf life of a teenage
Ooh western woman,
Ooh western girl,
News hound sniffs the air
When Jessica Hahn goes down
He latches on to that symbol of
Attracted by the peeling away of
The celebrity of the abused shell
of the belle
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
And the children of Melrose strut
their stuff
Is absolute zero cold enough?
And out in the valley warm and clean
The little ones sit by their TV screens
No thoughts to think
No tears to cry
All sucked dry down to the very
last breath.

Bartender what is wrong with me,
Why I am so out of breath?
The captain said excuse me ma’am,
This species has amused itself to death
We watched the tragedy unfold,
We did as we were told.
We bought and sold,
It was the greatest show on earth.
But then it was over,
We oohed and aahed,
We drove our racing cars,
We ate our last few jars of caviar,
And somewhere out there in the stars
A keen-eyed look-out
Spied a flickering light
Our last hurrah.

And when they found our shadows,
Grouped ‘round the TV sets,
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test,
They checked out all the data in
their lists.
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed.
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise,
They logged the only explanation left.
This species has amused itself to death.
No tears to cry,
No feelings left,
This species has amused itself to
Freely download “Amusing Ourselves to Death:
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business”, by Neil Postman, here:

"Amusing Ourselves to Death: Orwell vs. Huxley"

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Truthstream Media,
"Amusing Ourselves to Death: 
Orwell vs. Huxley"
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"Huxley vs. Orwell"
by Neil Postman

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books.
 What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to
 ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one...
Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those 
who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism...
Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us.
Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance...
Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we 
would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent
 of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy...
As Huxley remarked in 'Brave New World Revisited', the civil libertarians and the rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In '1984,' Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In 'Brave New World,' they are controlled by inflicting pleasure...In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us."

Huxley was quite obviously correct...

"Shopping, Here And There"

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Adventures With Danno, 2/10/24
"Stocking Up At Sam's Club!"
"In today's vlog, we are at Sam's Club and are going over different fruit and vegetable options and prices. Sam's Club is a good option for these products as they always have great quality. Also, we are stocking up on some of these healthy options and showing what we bought!"
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Siberian Freedom, 2/10/24
"Russian Mall After Two Years of Sanctions"
"2 years after Russia became the most sanctioned country ever. We went to the massive Avia park shopping mall. Moscow and Europe's biggest shopping center to see if the shelves were bare."
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Friday, February 9, 2024

"The Geopolitics Of World War III" (Excerpt)

"The Geopolitics Of World War III" (Excerpt)
by Michael Hochberg & Leonard Hochberg

Excerpt: "Introduction: On January 2, 2024, Foreign Minister Israel Katz proclaimed “We’re in the middle of World War III against Iran [led] radical Islam, whose tentacles are already in Europe.” He claimed that Israel, in engaging in a war against Hamas and other Iranian proxies, was defending “everyone.” Although his rhetoric may seem overblown to many in the United States and Europe, it should not be dismissed out of hand. Sometimes, regional conflicts, such as the Japanese conquest of Manchuria of 1931-32 or the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, foreshadow dangers that are more geographically extensive and militarily intense. Do the barbaric events of October 7, 2023, and the Israeli military campaign in Gaza prefigure a broader, global armed conflict? Or is this merely a local conflict, one that is likely unresolvable short of one side or the other engaging in genocide or ethnic cleansing?

We have written this paper in a specific context. Over thirty months ago we made a geopolitical prediction regarding the emergence of a global conflict with four fronts. However, social scientists rarely test their theories by predicting future political events. Who wants to be characterized as a Jonah or a Cassandra? As one eminent strategist argued, the future of war (in detail) is unknowable. And, with perhaps one notable exception, social scientists rarely engage, on a routine basis, in disprovable prediction. Without predictive tools, social scientists and strategists must rely on intuition, a knowledge of history, and good theories—all of which are often in short supply."
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Canadian Prepper, "Breaking! Insider Info, NATO Moving Forces In Secret, Preparing For Major Event; Media Blackout"

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Canadian Prepper, 2/9/24
"Breaking! Insider Info, NATO Moving Forces In Secret,
 Preparing For Major Event; Media Blackout"
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MUST WATCH! "No More Money For Netanyahu: What's Really Happening In Gaza!"

Sen. Bernie Sanders, 2/9/24
"No More Money For Netanyahu:
What's Really Happening In Gaza!"
"Congress is about to send $14 billion in military aid to Netanyahu’s right-wing government, as he starves thousands of Palestinian children and is threatening a ground invasion of Rafah. This is UNACCEPTABLE."
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God damn to Hell the psychopathically degenerate monsters committing this genocidal horror! Hell is not hot enough and eternity not long enough for these murderously bloodthirsty sub-humans! 28,784 defenseless men, women, old people, 13,000 CHILDREN slaughtered, another 7,000 missing buried under the bombed rubble. Shame, shame and eternal damnation and disgrace on America for allowing and supporting this! - CP

"Economic War Is Coming To America, Consequences Will Be Severe; Your Employer Is Spying On You"

Jeremiah Babe, 2/9/24
"Economic War Is Coming To America, Consequences 
Will Be Severe; Your Employer Is Spying On You"
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"The Tucker Carlson Encounter: Col. Douglas Macgregor"

Tucker Carlson, 2/9/24
"The Tucker Carlson Encounter: Col. Douglas Macgregor"
"Into the abyss: Colonel Douglas Macgregor tells
 us why the Ukraine war must end now."
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"The Heart of Humanity"

"The Heart of Humanity"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and we will come out the other side. The last thing most of us want to hear or think about when we are dealing with profound feelings of sadness is that deep learning can be found in this place. In the midst of our pain, we often feel picked on by life, or overwhelmed by the enormity of some loss, or simply too exhausted to try and examine the situation. We may feel far too disappointed and angry to look for anything resembling a bright side to our suffering. Still, somewhere in our hearts, we know that we will eventually emerge from the depths into the light of greater awareness. Remembering this truth, no matter how elusive it seems, can help.

The other thing we often would rather not hear when we are dealing with intense sadness is that the only way out of it is through it. Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and the faith that we will come out the other side. With courage, we can allow ourselves to cycle through the grieving process with full inner permission to experience it. This is a powerful teaching that sadness has to offer us - the ability to surrender and the acceptance of change go hand in hand.

Another teaching of sadness is compassion for others who are in pain, because it is only in feeling our own pain that we can really understand and allow for someone else’s. Sadness is something we all go through, and we all learn from it and are deepened by its presence in our lives. While our own individual experiences of sadness carry with them unique lessons, the implications of what we learn are universal. The wisdom we gain from going through the process of feeling loss, heartbreak, or deep disappointment gives us access to the heart of humanity."
Trey Pendley, "When Tomorrow Starts Without Me"

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Cycle Of Time”

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2002, “Cycle Of Time”

"A Look to the Heavens"

“The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its more familiar outlines are seen in the brighter central region of the nebula in this impressive wide-angle view. But the composite image combines many short and long exposures to also reveal an extremely faint outer halo. At an estimated distance of 3,000 light-years, the faint outer halo is over 5 light-years across.
Planetary nebulae have long been appreciated as a final phase in the life of a sun-like star. More recently, some planetary nebulae are found to have halos like this one, likely formed of material shrugged off during earlier episodes in the star's evolution. While the planetary nebula phase is thought to last for around 10,000 years, astronomers estimate the age of the outer filamentary portions of this halo to be 50,000 to 90,000 years. Visible on the left, some 50 million light-years beyond the watchful planetary nebula, lies spiral galaxy NGC 6552.”

"Buying Time"

"Buying Time"
Author Unknown

"A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door. "Daddy, may I ask you a question?" "Yeah, sure, what is it?" replied the man. "Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?" "That's none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily. "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the little boy. "If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour." "Oh," the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?"

The father was furious. "If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. I work long, hard hours everyday and don't have time for such childish games." The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy's questioning. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00, and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep son?" he asked. "No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy. "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man. "It's been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here's that $10.00 you asked for."

The little boy sat straight up, beaming. "Oh, thank you daddy!" he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man. "Why did you want more money if you already had some?" the father grumbled. "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied. "Daddy, I have $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?"

“24 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”

“24 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”
by George Giotis, Greece by Greeks

1. “The road to the destination is never straight. To reach out to the winter shelter someone must take a lot of turns, travel along rough roads, suffer losses. You have to make sure that you always take food supplies with you.

2. Leave the past behind. If a wolf eats your goat, you can’t do anything about it. Just make sure that next time you will be more careful.

3. Don’t live just for saving money and don’t be stingy. Don’t postpone the tasting of joy for future times. Do it now, while you are still young. Make your hard work worth even more.

4. Struggle, fight. You are the only one in charge of yourself. Don’t be truant, don’t expect your dogs to do all the work in herding the sheep.

5. Ask for the respect you deserve, don’t let others use you as a doormat. Set limits, put up fences, protect your animals.

6. Blessed are the ones who make mistakes. Make mistakes. These are life lessons, we call these experience. Don’t forget who you were until yesterday. Start today and define with your actions who you are going to be from now on. Learn to forgive, starting with yourself. Don’t feel guilty, you have no time for that.

7. Blessed are those who doubt. Don’ t let your life be ruled by dogmas. Remember that if some people hadn’t doubted previous knowledge, mankind would have still lived in caves. Examine the information, be skeptical, think critically, think rationally, revise. You haven’t seen any fairies and ghosts in the forest, just wolves.

8. Be careful. Observe others. Look them in the eyes. Like a Greek saying, “If it is not shown in the goat, it is shown by the horn.”

9. Life is a journey, not a destination. And it is valuable. The previous word you read already belongs to the past.

10. Don’t advise the young constantly, it’s a waste of time. There is no right way to teach them pain or misery, solely experience will do that.

11. Go travel! Trips are experiences that stay with us forever. Get out, try, taste, savor images greedily. Let your senses free. Expose yourself, let it go, crumble, lose your self-control from time to time. Not just your self-control, but stop controlling others too.

12. You have been isolated enough in your winter shelter, get out. Go find your friends and companionship.

13. Do not try to control others. You condemn in anxiety and suffering not only yourself, but also those who you try to control. Let others live, and live for yourself. Leave the other flocks to their shepherds, take care of yours.

14. Life is not fair. The universe does not owe you any solace, and it is certain that at the end of the road you die. Hurry up.

15. You can be a winner. Learn from those around you. Become a child with children, play with them, but also go to the cafe and talk to the elderly. You can learn from their accumulated experience.

16. Do not take everything into account. Do not take everything seriously. You are probably overreacting today. What bothers you or you are afraid of now, most likely tomorrow will seem lukewarm or insipid. Try to see yourself from a distance, take a look at the sight of your flock from the hill.

17. Have patience. The goats do not give birth every month. But when that happens you need to be there because they need you.

18. Quarrel with your partner if necessary, it is not terrible, let the feelings be defused. Make decompression in anger. The fire is sometimes beneficial. If an area of kermes oak get burnt, spring will give again vegetation, fine food for goats and their young. Careful though, the words you say you can’t take them back. Watch what your goats eat, they don’t know how to pick. If they eat the shoots of trees, the forest cannot be created again, the place will be left bare fallow.

19. Be balanced. Enjoy the food and your drink. Do not forget that the world’s poor walk miles for their daily food while the rich walk miles to digest it.

20. There is no perfect time, the circumstances and conditions will never be ideal. Start from where you are now! Do not postpone.

21. Be polite. A smiling face reflects similar behavior. Make gifts. Even the gift of a good word is important. Behave well to the elderly, you will soon be like them. Behave well to animals, they are not mean or envious, they have no obsessions or selfishness. They forgive without limit.

22. If you know how to read, read a lot! Those who read live extra lives. Not only their own but also all of those who you have read about.

23. Be bold. The fear keeps you tied but it is not real, it just comes from the unknown which is not in your head.

24. Do not get attached to things. Life is like the path of the pastures and the shepherd’s bag. The more you fill it, the harder you will walk. Take only the necessary things with you. The flock keeps walking, it will not wait for you if you can’t move because of too many heavy things. Let them go, release them, feel more flexible and free.”
Translated by Eleni Vafeiadou

The Poet: John O’Donohue, “In These Times”

“In These Times”

“In these times when anger
Is turned into anxiety,
And someone has stolen
The horizons and mountains,
Our small emperors on parade
Never expect our indifference
To disturb their nakedness.
They keep their heads down,
And their eyes gleam with reflection
From aluminum economic ground,
The media wraps everything
In a cellophane of sound,
And the ghost surface of the virtual
Overlays the breathing earth.
The industry of distraction
Makes us forget
That we live in a universe.
We have become converts
To the religion of stress
And its deity of progress;
That we may have courage
To turn aside from it all
And come to kneel down before the poor,
To discover what we must do,
How to turn anxiety
Back into anger,
How to find our way home.”

~ John O’Donohue,
from “To Bless the Space Between Us”
“Do not lose heart. We were made for these times.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"One Can Make People Believe..."

“One could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness."
- Hannah Arendt, "The Origins of Totalitarianism"

Of course, we know very well what to expect...

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"15 Ways To Survive An Attack On A Large City"

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Epic Economist, 2/9/24
"15 Ways To Survive An Attack On A Large City"

"For many Americans, simply facing a crumbling economy, closing banks, and rising inflation alongside a significant drop in work is just the beginning. Americans are also facing other disasters such as the threat of an imminent invasion or attack by either outside forces or interior forces that are preparing to take the country. There's no question that this threat may be increasing gradually, maybe now is the perfect time to leave the urban setting behind and face the future with a clear head. For those who can't move away from the urban environment, however, preparing for a potential invasion will look much different.

Today we'll cover 15 ways to survive an attack on a large city. It should come as no surprise that this attack is actually much more likely than an attack on any rural area, which is why many people have opted to flee the cities for smaller towns and rural living."
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Dan, I Allegedly, "Bank Runs are Back on the Menu"

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Dan, I Allegedly 2/9/24
"Bank Runs are Back on the Menu"
"The mid-level banks are in such trouble right now you have to understand that there’s going to be bank runs. Janet Yellen stepped forward and embarrassed herself with the financial stability of these banks. More banks are losing value hand over fist right now."
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"World War III Prelude, 2/9/24"

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Canadian Prepper, 2/9/24
"Moscow Burns, NATO Panics; Tucker/Putin Breaks Internet;
 Major Event Coming Soon!"
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Judge Napolitano - Judging Freedom, 2/9/24
"Intel Roundtable W/Johnson And McGovern; 
Slaughter In Gaza; Life Support In Kiev"
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Hindustan Times, 2/9/24
"Saudi 'Unites' Arab Nations Against Israel; 
Netanyahu Told To End Gaza War After Blinken Tour"
"Saudi Arabia hosted a summit of four Arab countries in Riyadh and posed an united front against Israel amid the war in Gaza. The confab of foreign ministers came after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken concluded his fifth Middle East tour. A representative of Palestine also attended the conference. They reiterated calls for "irreversible" steps towards the recognition of a Palestinian state and an end to the war in Gaza."
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"Here's Why The US Border Crisis Spells Serious Trouble..."

"Here's Why The US Border Crisis Spells Serious Trouble..."
by Chris MacIntosh

"It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way."
- from "Blood Meridian," a 1985 novel by American author Cormac McCarthy

"Ok, many of you may well be aware of this, especially if you’re American. If not, here is what’s been happening. The State of Texas put up razor wire at the border to stop the roughly 12,000 illegal migrants crossing daily. The feds got their knickers in a knot, came down, and pulled it all down opening the floodgates again.

In a tit for tat back and forth, the Texans put it back up. This all ended up in court where the supreme court said that actually stopping illegal immigration was… um, illegal. So the Texans climbed onto their horses, rode back home, and promptly ignored this and invoked their rights as a state to protect themselves. It’s worth remembering that the US is not a democracy, as many think, but rather a republic. That’s important in terms of the legality of what just happened. Not that ultimately legality matters when the country is clearly run by criminals, but you get the point. Ruffles are being feathered.

In any event, it’s all heating up. "14 Red States ‘Stand with Texas’ in Border Fight with Biden Administration." "President Biden has instructed his agencies to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants. The failure of the Biden Administration to fulfill the duties imposed by Article IV, § 4 has triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense," the statement continues. "For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself," the statement adds."

That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary.What followed has been governors of Oklahoma, Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia, South Dakota, Georgia, Montana, Utah, West Virginia, Arkansas, all in all, 25 governors of various states so far have decided that the feral guvmint is, in fact, feral.

While following events, I had this map to share with you:
And then, as we went to hit publish, we found that certain states have sent troops to support Texas. Things really are moving fast.
And what about the Feral Guvmint? "Defeating Texas will take five days, or five weeks, or five months, but certainly no longer than that." - Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin Powers

So as you can see, what we’d been predicting for years now seems to be rapidly evolving. You’ve got largely a "left" vs "right" political split, and frankly, I don’t see how this gets resolved without… ahem… problems. I mean, the ideological views in the country are so stark. Consider gun laws. On the one hand you’ve the "pry it from my dead hands" folk and on the other we’ve got alphabet people who say that only the military can use weapons and even then, they’ll demand they’re only ok with vegan hand grenades. I think bridging this divide is at this point impossible.

Ok, so as fun as this is, what I’d like to point out is that decentralization is the key to undoing the centralization problem (WHO, UN, WEF, etc., etc.). Just as Bitcoin, for example, is one answer to Fedcoin and Klaus Coin, we are now seeing secessionist movements across the globe. Way back in 2016 I recall writing about this phenomenon, and since then, we’ve seen secessionist movements in Spain, France (yellow vests), and many more. Even in woke Canada, premier Smith defied Ottawa’s taxes as well as promising a doubling of oil and gas production.

The thing with humans is they’re social creatures. The majority go along to get along and don’t want to ruffle feathers. It’s why so many wore those stupid face masks despite agreeing with you when you pointed out exasperated that they were so obviously completely pointless. They’d nod their heads, mumble, and then put them on anyway. And what for? The 18-year-old pimple-faced teenager at the supermarket asking where your mask was or the overweight middle-aged Karen at the gas station doing the same. Of course, the answer was to laugh at them and go about your business like the sovereign individual that you are, but most didn’t and most won’t. That’s just how it is.

Anyway, the globalists’ push for more and more has been met with another problem the Davos crowd has not perhaps thought much about. It is a physiological phenomenon that has been shown to prove true and it is this: Humans are more likely to break more laws if one law is too strict.

Think of all the completely insane laws that we’ve had to endure in the last four years. Yup, Western nations are all rapidly turning into Argentina — a place where the only way to survive has been to flout the myriad destructive laws. Argie, by the way, is on a different trajectory to the West and priced rather attractively vs the West. Hence our positioning.

Here’s something else to ponder. When the states send their tax dollars to the feds and the feds are openly using those same dollars to do damage to the states, then at what point do the states say, "Nyet, no mas?"

Here’s US public debt:
Total US Public Debt

And keep in mind this needs servicing. It isn’t even just the fact the debt can’t be serviced at the current rate and absolutely not with any meaningful increase in bond yields. It is the fact that the moment some of the aforementioned states decide to say nyet to sending money back to the Feral Guvmint, then foreign holders of US debt could potentially begin to imagine what things look like with a fragmenting America.

Imagine it this way. You lend money to a real estate developer who has say 300 houses, and you’re told he has control over all 300 houses. This is your collateral. Then, before you’ve been paid back, you see that 100 of them just got sold out without the developer banking the proceeds - a "dispute," you’re told. Not only do you worry that your collateral isn’t what you thought it would be, you realize that all the other creditors who bought the same debt you bought might just see it too and head for the exits before you do. Oh, what to do?

And as far as investing in foreign sovereign debt markets go, take a look at Europe where the globalists, despite trying to, never managed to consolidate their debts within the Eurozone and now are trying to manage a consolidated currency system without having a consolidated bond system. And guess what? The Europeans are all having secessionist movements, too. So…

All of this points to the need for a massive distraction because the peasants are about to get hosed. All those pensions they think they have. All those insurance products they own, the currency they hold much of their savings in. The real estate markets in which they’ve their life savings invested into. All of it tied together in one big ball of leveraged rehypothecated ball of yarn. So, a distraction is desperately needed, lest the peasants bring back the guillotine for the politicians and bankers.

Aaaand here it is…They’re prepping the peasants in the UK for war. Look over here. It’s Russia, the big boogeyman. And in lockstep over in Australia…
This particular little piece caught my attention: "As the risk of Australia being drawn into a major war increase, we are facing a short window of opportunity to address some of the shortfalls in our defense capability."

Years ago I took a course in NLP (neuro linguistic programming). Let me tell you that this shit is straight out of the manual, and let me make this very clear so that nobody can say they were not warned. You are being programmed for what has already been decided. The above is in complete lockstep. The UK, then Australia. Next up, Canada and NZ. Watch!

But I’m sure it’s merely coincidence. Remember to hate the Russkies and the Chinese (that is coming, too). It’s the 250-year revolutionary war cycle, folks. I wish it wasn’t, but it is, so…"
"Texas, Secession, And Civil War"
"We recorded an amazing interview today as Michael Yon and myself were guests on The Duran. There we joined Alex and Alexander for an in-depth discussion about Texas, secession and more. It was a highly informative hour, and you don't want to miss this one. I feature it in today's Brighteon Broadcast News right up front, then I cover other breaking news including details on Tucker Carlson's interview with Putin."
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