A “Final Fourth of July?”

Holiday ho! So we’ll roll with a deeper neuron firing exercise today…

Data Bulge Worries Us

Is something happening next Wednesday that I missed the distro on?

I simply put dates into a search engine and…what’s this?  We will have to turn on the Princeton EGGs, too.

Smart People Matter

Economics and human behavior are strange bedfellows.  Useful at every major holiday, when we take some “down-time” to consider “What’s Ahead for America?”  Which then spawns the second question: “How do I defining winning under these conditions?”

Living in Duality, as we do (up-down, good-bad, rich-poor, have-have not, and so forth) it’s easy to lose track of a simple fact:  We live in a world [polarized] defined by opposites.

Saved by the I-Ching Inbox

As has happened uncountable times in the last 30-years, my email – which seems to have a pipeline to “how Universe works” popped out a note from long-time reader Roger in Phoenix:

“Billed as the smartest man in the world. 195 IQ.

He’s interesting to listen to. He explains some concepts of the universe in brief terms well worth giving some deep thought.

Video of the interview is here: An ANP Interview With The Smartest Man In The World On TEOTWAWKI (from allnewspipeline.com).

No need to read the whole dark point of view of the author of this page, but, he does explain why this man left a nice place in New York and moved to Kansas.

He sees the world like you do, and chose a way away place around the same time you did. So, you may find him of interest.

The link to the video is at the bottom of the article.”

Before we get into the [transitory] Job numbers, two important points to notice here:  Christopher Langan left New York in 2003.  Elaine and I left Boca Raton, FL that same year.  We both headed for more sustainable areas of the country. Kansas for him, East Texas for us.

A second point to discern is his definition of success.  Seems to be “successful rancher” which is near-enough too our “successful tree farmer” for home use.  Out of urban, for sure.

Watch the video at the bottom of the story – especially if you’re a Peoplenomics subscriber.  Because in it, Langan describes the mental “film capturing” process (and parsing or editing) that may be one of the most important skills in Life if  NDE experiencers are right about their “Life flashed before my eyes” and the reports of a Life Review Experience is correct.

This is most pertinent for subscribers who are reading my new book (Packing to Die: The Suitcase Between Your Ears”) and have consumed the chapter “The Afterlife Film School.” (Page 49, or so when I finish the book.)

We now return you to the tedium of another too-hot summer Friday.  (Which for me starts on a lawn tractor a few clicks from now.)

Job Data

Almost Stalinist in the repeated mantra “How Great We’re Doing!” so here it goes again:

“Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 850,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, professional and business services, retail trade, and other services.”

Total number of people working dropped THOUGH!!!

There is also the matter of how many jobs are “estimated into being” in the CES Birth-Death Model.  How many jobs are “estimated into existence”?  Very few this month, actually:

The Big Lie not revealed is that these numbers reference only the odd outlier baseline year (2020) when we were masked up and locked down.  How fair is that?

Catching Up with 2017

Not even!  Seriously:  We are still BELOW 2017 numbers of people actually working!!!  (How the financial press can be silent off this is a “what the floody buck?” question no one’s asking!”

Our favorite BS Detector is simply tracking the total number of people working.  In May, as I have been explaining, we were 5.23 million jobs of equaling the pre-pandemic summer of 2019.  In fact, if you look at the yellow boxes here, you’ll see there were MORE people working in 2017 than last month…

So 18,000 fewer people working this month compared with last? OMG!  Train wreck!

The green boxes highlight where we are today.  Feeling great about the economy, yet?  The blue boxes show the baseline used by the cheerleaders.  Who can’t even begin to consider the lines above.

This very much matters, since we see how from January to May, for example was 1.589 million.

Answer me this:  If we are flirting with 2017 levels of actual people working how come the “stock market” is up more than 90%?  Simple answer is sheep don’t understand economics and accounting chicanery.  The government just keeps putting “more houses on Boardwalk” is how it works in a nutshell.

After the data, markets were bound to go higher.  Because despite where “honest money” would place us (closely replaying 1929) the Federal Reserve’s massive “making up money” and the complicit press failing to report things like the 10-year Treasury being a quarter point lower than a year ago in efforts to bury notions of massive deflation, we will soon-enough reap what we have swallowed.

International Trade Data

Has also just been released:

After the data, stock futures were still up a smidge.  Dow futures +68 S&P +11.  (No drug testing on Wall Street anymore?).  Aw come on Man, print me a few million and I’ll STFU…

Holiday Travel

Can’t count the number of times I lectured young news interns on “news templates.”  “____” people were (killed/injured) today when a _____was involved in a collision with a ____ at (location).”

Holiday travel stories fall into this genre.  Last major “template update” was when scheduled jet service started with a minor hot-fix for the (mass employment scheme follow 9/11) of TSA which put 250,000 people to work instantly.  And swept the public focus from the Internet Bubble collapse on to “terrorism.”  As a “country management option,” you make your own judgment call.

Oh yes!  Examples from the templates updated for this year:

TSA expects high travel volume, shares traveler tips ahead of Fourth of July | Transportation Security Administration.”  And here’s a template that can be re-used in all 50-states “TSA prepared for a busy summer air travel season at Maine Airports | Transportation Security Administration.”

Honestly, we don’t keep track of mask mandates, but here’s another template to click for next year. Holiday travel surge is on as pandemic wanes (fox5ny.com).  (Note to self:  rewrite templates for radiation monitoring in addition  to masks and temps for next year…)

Short Takes

We would not be surprised to see Bitcoin drop below the $30,000 level before the long weekend is over.  CoinDesk is hopeful in Bitcoin Declines Within Range; Could Find Support at $30K – CoinDesk.  We’re not.  But then we don’t own a wallet.

Dem’s do  a Perp-Walk Deluxe:  Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads not guilty to tax crimes.

My deck-building plans keep getting larger.  Based on the data, of course:  Lumber Prices Suffer Biggest Monthly Drop On Record  | ZeroHedge.  When the weather cools enough (<75) to make construction fun again, maybe $4  two-by-fours will be back?  (My lips to God’s ears…)

Mob Rule at bay:  Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions in Another Blow to Voting Rights Act.  The decision involved “laws that ban ballot collection and require officials to throw out ballots cast in the wrong precincts.”  Open border open poll types say the law discriminates against minorities.  Our take is it discriminates against crooked ballots; fine with us.

Global Tax Scam coming to support One World Govt.  One of the half-steps?  Global tax overhaul backed by 130 countries.  Let’s wrap in it “climate” and see who salutes…

Liberals to attack Body Ownership?  America’s largest teachers’ union to vote on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, masks and testing for students.  Where in any founding documents does one find a government right to needle anyone?

And adding a few sour notes to the 4th:  U.S. Deficit Expected to Hit $3 Trillion in 2021, Budget Office Says.  Given Digital Mob Rule, the mob will vote itself all assets.  Marx 101.  And did you notice Ambush attacks on police officers up 91% in 2021 compared to last year, group says on Fox News?

Around the Ranch

Fun holiday weekend around here, yessir.  Lawn mowing.  Trip to pick up grub supplies.  But, then the fun begins.

I am planning an experiment to see how much better a steak is when cooked over charcoal compared with the fancy infrared cooking grill.  Ought to be a useful science project.

Elaine’s back to nearly 100 percent (except for some “forbidden  postures, like no leg-crossing”) from her dual hip replacements.  Should have the final sign-off in two weeks.

Zeus the Cat is spending all day, every day, huddled next to a shade tree between the house and office/shop.  Looks like the big heat will be moving into the Dakotas next:

Too much rain some places, not enough others…too hot, too cold…We will continue to focus on fall gardening plans and do some scratching in the dirt over the weekend…

Have a great Fourth!

Write when you get rich,


90 thoughts on “A “Final Fourth of July?””

  1. As one zero hedge reader aptly stated – there were 1.7mm 1st time filers for unemployment in June. 1.7MM – 850k new jobs = 850k lost jobs……

  2. I hope you are right about $4 2×4’s but it always seems like it take much longer for prices to come down than it does for them to go up! Gasoline for example.

    Have a good Independence day! Off to finish my yard. Fun times. LOL

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    dont look now campers, but google shadow banning Remote Viewing and just bout anything to do with it.
    Farsight has become a Noun and a Verb. Farsight name is trademarked internationally – so some protection from suppression/censorship/shadow&outright bans.

    Got ask Ureselves why would the disgustingly gross and violent evil deepstate want 2 hide/suppress/ban remote viewing – in other words using Ure “higher-self” to see reality ?
    Why bother ?
    “We” already know the truth- for we have ALL been TOLD the “truth” since the 1st day we could understand Speech – and have had it “beaten” into our brains – just like our parents and their before them.

    personally – I trust Myself better than anyone or anything in this Universe – and that is why QHHT – a deep dive into subconcious via hypnosis – 5-8 session taped – you bring a list of prioritized Questions – they be Anything..where did I come from, how did I get here, how I am deveolping, did I split for faster devolment and need to reconnect at end of this cycle, have I know anyone in family in a previous life, why are my birth parents afraid of me. I tried asking/accessing higher self on my own asked if I will ever escape/breakout and make it to heaven..that is when the music started to play..https://youtu.be/qv9nhWxYG84

  4. Re: the charcoal experiment – I recommend you conduct it several times to ensure the accuracy of the results!

  5. I had a dream last night, a terrible vision George. It was like I was in a planning room with a few people, someone mentioned what is coming next. Everyone responded positively to the idea. They were talking about a b oh emm beee. All I know is I was aware of the question “what’s next” and the answer, which seemed obvious to everyone, like it’s been a while, why not. Then I wake to your column and my mind is blown, no pun intended.

    • Philistine, Ure dream seems to be fusing ‘real time’ data (China claiming it will “bloody heads” and “build 100 new missile silos” and Kim thumping his chest in N. Korea) with intuition. Some claim intuition is the basis of prophecy. I’m no prophet, so others will have to help you out on that front. Having sat nuclear alert for 7 days at a time every 3 weeks over 8 years with 20 nukes loaded on my assigned B-52, I’ve contemplated Armaggedon on many occasions. Yet my subconscious never revealed any overt concern about a pending nuke war. 30+ years later we are all still here, and so are the nukes, however, B-52s no longer pull nuke alert. They (and B-2 with B-21s soon to join the fray) require “generation” to stand ready for that mission, which takes anywhere from 48-72 hours per aircraft (i.e. leaders need warning of pending threats). Nuke carrying subs are America’s “always ready” line of nuke defense (we have a ‘no first strike’ policy in place), with ICBMs able to be launched in just hours after notification. So if there is a nuke set off somewhere, it likely won’t be America doing the dirty deed. Think Iran or N. Korea. Putin talks blustery sh*t but is not an idiot, and neither is Xi. But if China jumps the straits to Taiwan and the breakaway republic looks ready to fall, all bets are off as fighting can quickly escalate to very nasty weapons. And I could see Israel using nukes if it was in danger of falling to an invasion force. Let’s hope deterrence still works and in the end of every disagreement, cooler heads prevail.

      • Exactly WH.. My motto why worry about what I cannot control.. pull out the grill get a couple of cold brews and grill up some brat’s and potatoes.. some sweet corn and enjoy the evening air.. with laughter and good company.. cheers and don’t get an ulcer.. If it happens it happens.. we cannot sway the destiny or thoughts of those in power ..

      • 20 Nukes!
        I’m Jealous!!
        I only had one big fat one on my bird to baby sit.

        “Sky Bird this is Drop Kick – Acknowledge Now!”

        So I press the Ack Call button and return to being bored.

      • I never really worry about overt actions from any of the big players. What I’ve always worried about is a hidden hand ‘Sum of All Fears’ scenario that looks to cause a knee-jerk reaction…OR as an excuse to bring down the big hammer domestically.

      • China now owns half of the USA so they will not want to destroy their holdings unless it was completely necessary. since the nation is now in control of a Idiot with the red button in his hand it is hard to tell just what the end will be, I personally suspect our fall will be Financial destruction rather than physical destruction you know a few Trillion here and a few Trillion there eventually will add up to a whole pile of useless paper promises

      • My better half and I were looking for a movie to watch last night and settled on “The Sum of All Fears”. Pretty dated by today’s standards and I hope our detection abilities have been upgraded significantly by now but the principal of sneaking a bomb into the U.S. seems to have its present-day iteration in Russia’s stealth under water technology. At least it could happen in a port area unless the tales of nukes being imported and buried in various inland locations long ago was and still is a valid one. I’d wonder about the viability of such devices at this point, however.

  6. “Out of urban, for sure.” ???????????

    For you & him, and some! However, there are more issues to consider than could be put in a diatribe, IMHO of course ;-).

  7. Senile Joe is so brain dead he cannot see what the future holds from all the Dictatorial Mandates his Socialist Commie Obama puppet handlers are putting in front of him to sign. Not that he is mentally competent enough to even know or care. After seeing him in Europe make a fool of himself and the USA, it is apparent again that his elevator isn’t going all the way to the top.

    Slo Joe’s new giveaway program, total money spent by him already at $6 Trillion in his first 100 days, plans to build 500,000 electric charging stations. The U.S. currently only has about 115,000 gas stations ( https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-many-gas-stations-are-in-us-how-many-will-there-be-in-10-years-2020-02-16 ) and 41,000 charging stations across the entire country; meaning that EV stations will have to match — and then quickly overtake — stations dispensing America’s longtime favorite fuel. Even with sufficient funding; where are those half a million new charging stations going to go?

    Filling an average car with a tank of gas takes only 3 to 5 minutes. Fully charging the battery of a little Nissan Leaf; on the other hand; takes anywhere from 20 hours on a “Level 1” old-fashioned 120-volt household wall outlet ( https://www.energysage.com/electric-vehicles/charging-your-ev/charging-nissan-leaf/ ); or 4 to 8 hours on a standard “Level 2” public charger. If you’re lucky enough to find a “Level 3” DC fast charger; it can take as little as 30 minutes…. AFTER everyone in front of you takes 30 minutes to charge.

    Government (Biden and Obama) cannot pick winners! Their ability to pick losers is a different story.

    Remember Obama/Biden’s loan guarantee to Solar panel start-up Solyndra? It was the first company to get government-backed loans from ARRA after its passage; collecting $535 million and receiving a $25 million tax break from California’s agency for alternative energy. Poof…Solyndra went bankrupt. A lot of the money went into Obama’s supporters and friend’s pockets at Solyndra never to be recaptured.

    There were others that took the governments money under Obama/Biden that disappeared: Abound Solar – $401 million taxpayer dollars wasted; Calisolar – $280 million taxpayer dollars wasted; Fisker Automotive – $193 million taxpayer dollars wasted; A123 Systems – $132 million taxpayer dollars wasted. There were many others.

    Bottom line: Who is going to get all the money for the land, and equipment; and construction to build 500,000 charging stations? BIDEN’S BUDDIES.

    Biden has been for sale ever since he was a junior congressman sponsoring legislation that benefited the banks and screwed American Consumers. He co-sponsored the “Patriot Act” that robbed everyone of more liberties and freedoms.

    Trump wrote the “Art of the Deal”; Biden has perfected the “Art of the Steal.”

    The second little problem is where is all that green electricity going to come from when needed to run those charging stations especially when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing like at nighttime? Storage of green electricity is not there yet to charge millions of cars; and run everything else including schools, business, and governments.

    The Texas freeze exposed problems with the electrical transmission systems in the U.S. in extreme events. Jim Robb, CEO of the regulatory authority North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in an interview with NBC News stated: “For batteries to play the ultimate backup system, we are so far away from that it’s not funny.”

    You think your electric bills are high now folks; wait until the government cannot get $Billions$ in “highway” taxes embedded in the price of a gallon of gas because the vehicle uses electricity instead of gasoline. These electric cars won’t be paying the gasoline taxes that are supposed to be used to build and repair roads and bridges. They will eventually just add that “highway” tax onto everyone’s electric bill or tax due. It will look like the telephone bills with all those taxes and fees.

    Everyone plan to have your electric car run out of juice only halfway to where you are going so you will have enough juice to get to the front of the charging line as cars and trucks slowly move up in line 30 minutes to 8 hours per car. You better not be having an emergency where you need to get somewhere quickly in that electric car because if you need a quick recharge you are going to be out of luck.

    Global Climate Change caused by humans, and the solution being green energy is a complete lie. Like mating a Cobra and a Mongoose. Not going to happen with current battery technology.

    More to come on Climate Change lies and Carbon…

    • Here in the Minneapolis region, the unreliable system is thought to be improved.

      But, as last week, we hear a loud bang and out go the lights.

      Those transformers just keep on busting.

      What’s gonna happen when all those electric cars are charging in a system not prepared for them?

      Like the 500,000 charging stations, we know who will be paying for the bigger transformers and facilities to charge the electric cars.

      Dam, we thought our neighborhood systems were meant to give us lights, heat, and AC. Not cars.

    • Lots of people like BEV regardless of their environmental footprint, which to me is still being discovered especially how energy intensive battery recycling might be. The acceleration, the convenience for most trips to never visit a gas station, if you can charge at home. If you produce any of your own electrity, these can be almost free to keep fueled. Sure you can come up with lots of ways BEV are more trouble. But also they require a lot less regular maint. They all include tools to help plan your trips to avoid running out of juice. But hey to each his own, but at least have an open mind on what can be plenty of benefits for a significant population. With a single sided argument you may miss several good investment opportunities. It is good to have more options as a consumer. I am still put off by the price of most BEV, but I might jump at a RAV4 prime if they ever produce in volumes. Mid 40s miles on electric and gas for those long trips.

      As far as road taxes, yes we must adapt our model. I assume a fair model would be miles driven, with some multiplier for vehicle weight paid at your yearly registration.

    • All my cars run on gas or diesel. I have more than enough of them to keep me moving for the rest of my life, and have little to no incentive to buy another one. In fact, I may be selling some just because I don’t want to store them. I’d like to have an electric one to hack or otherwise play with, but only if it’s dirt cheap. There’s no incentive to actually buy one. I can drive a gas or diesel vehicle to New Jersey in two days flat. I can’t do that with an EV.

      I’m sure many others are in the same boat. Even with used cars at sky high prices, cheap cars can be found if you’re willing to buy broken ones and fix them. Gas and/or diesel will be available for the foreseeable future, and diesel will run on virtually anything with medium chain HC’s. At worst, avgas is available at airports and gas is available at marinas. There’s also farm diesel and fuel oil. We can’t electrify everything in the next thirty years even if we wanted to.

      • Mike, Mike, Mike…the “climate class” doesn’t do work (esp. greasy shitty work that recylces a whole auto). They “make new industry” that will collapse the grid, kill fish runs, and give their stock con pals a fresh tout.

        Please, apologize (or hand me a 7/16ths ratchet).

      • Ditto — Just resurrected my Geo Metro. Those 1st and 2nd generation Suzukis are incredibly dangerous in a collision and so cheaply made that they’re nearly unsafe to simply drive, in a spirited manner, but dammit, it’s a ragtop that gets 48mpg around town and it’ll do a lot better after I drop in a new clutch and that XFi camshaft. Next is the Rabbit which (oddly) got 44 in-town but 42 on the highway.

        I did the electric thing 45 years ago — wouldn’t do it again now but I would latch onto a hybrid to hack, if I could land one for cheap and it wasn’t the fugliest car in the parking lot. What I’d really like to get me grubbies on: — Union City Indiana: There’s a factory there, can’t remember the name, but they build aftermarket add-on “hybrid kits.” I stumbled across them about 10 years ago. The kit chain-drives a chainwheel mounted to the vehicle’s existing driveshaft. IIRC they were not building them for cars, but they WERE building them for everything from half-ton pickups to buses and short-haul semi tractors.

      • “Ditto — Just resurrected my Geo Metro.”

        I totally loved my Geo Metro convertable Ray.. only two people could sit in it.. but what amazed me is in twenty below or colder.. you could pop the top and drive with the heat on and stay nice and warm it was the same in the summer’s heat all the air conditioning stayed confined to the passenger area.. it was designed so well that all the heat and cool airconditioning stayed in the passenger chamber.. I got great mileage to almost sixty miles to a gallon..
        Sadly the daughter was using it and hit a deer.. destroyed the whole thing luckily she was driving fast enough that it shot the deer over the car and not into the car which would have killed everyone inside..
        but a great car.. just don’t hit or bump anything LOL..

      • @LOOB
        “but what amazed me is in twenty below or colder.. you could pop”

        Yeah… no, thanks. Most convertibles/roadsters have killer heaters. However, the windshield causes the air moving past the windscreen to accelerate along the surface of the car and rotate TOWARD the front of the vehicle. Driving down the highway, if your hair is longer than a crewcut, it will blow in your eyes FROM THE REAR. Warm tootsies and eyeballs frozen in my face doesn’t sound like a good mix…

        That said, I had to make an emergency trip to Michigan some years back and the Metro was the only set of wheels available. It was a bright, sunny day in February. I arrived in the middle of the afternoon. The temperature was at the day’s high of 29°F below zero, and the snow was 26 feet on the level. Driving down the highway in that bitty car felt like I was driving along a canyon floor in the Rockies. Michigan, Wisconsin, and New York road crews do an amazing job with snow removal. Even having worn my impossibly dark sunglasses, it still took 20 minutes for the snow blindness to pass. The entire trip WAS warm & toasty, though…

    • In my mind, the real test of the continued electrification will be how long the grid goes down after a major CME or EMP event, although the Texas grid is so fragile, a day or two longer and a 5 degree colder cold-snap than happened last winter would likely do the job locally.
      The Texas grid near-failure last winter was due to lack of winterization in wind generation facilities and other equally stupid and obvious engineering errors, such as exclusive use of electric compressor drives in natural gas pipeline transmission facilities. That could all be made right quickly for reasonable cost if the legislature and governor stopped posturing and issued legislation. Solar power was not a factor,. No one, not even the most profoundly ignorant and corrupt junior congressperson in a northern urban district believes that solar panels and batteries can provide 24/7 HVAC power.
      Had there been a more sizeable percentage of electric vehicles on the road last winter, the severity of the winter storm grid dysfunction would likely have resulted in a complete shutdown nationwide. A national-grid down scenario with most vehicles requiring charging would turn apocalyptic. There is no cold-start recovery from such a cascade engineering nightmare.
      This brings up the next level of horror scenarios- grid cold start. My guess is that cold start capabilities of Texas power generation and even natural gas distribution is currently approaching zero. You hear the politicos mouthing off about the power failures last winter, but not one publicly discusses the requirement for stand-alone cold start capability for ALL generation and natural gas facilities. That would cost many billions.
      I have enough solar equipment in reserve to charge batteries for lighting and communications, assuming there is anything to communicate with. I lost 100% of internet and cell service for days from two independent sources during the winter storm, while my electricity was off only briefly. I have bought several new good transistor radios with AM tuners that will pick up broadcasts from far beyond the Texas grid.
      In a recent YouTube interview, Arthur Bradley was of the opinion that disconnected solar equipment will be the most likely to survive an EMP event, based on information that manufacturers have shared with him in his day job (LOOB- Arthur is one of the NASA hands that I do have respect for).
      I am charging my portable solar power box weekly, and then storing it in double EMP bags with a couple of Arthur’s surge protector’s plugged in for good measure,
      I am still running the DC freezer I invested in off a grid-connected 12VDC power supply. I still want enough fixed solar generation and batteries to run the freezer, along with back-up lighting, communications, and battery chargers, but I am biding my time waiting for some new equipment nearing production to become available. That, and constructing even a small fixed system will be a major chore and expense. Wind generation here locally is dubious.
      A home solar system large enough to charge a commuter motor vehicle, along with the cost of the vehicle, would cost much more than my residence, and would require grid back-up. An electric cargo bicycle with swappable batteries might work as back-up commuter with a modest solar system, but not in rain or subzero temperatures.

      • I’ve a better nightmare scenario for you”

        Electric, power company and county/State trucks.

        Can you imagine how much fun it’d be in a weather-related grid-down if one’s area utilities and highway trucks were all EVs?

        You don’t need a commuter vehicle.

        In a (H)EMP grid down you will have no place to (or from) which to commute. In such a case, you need an emergency escape vehicle, with which to get home, should you be stranded after commuting to work. I’ve been leaning toward an electric assist moped for mine, but haven’t bought one yet.

        The 12vdc ‘frig is a good thing. I suggest building an “airy” Faraday cage “room” out of welded wire or hardware cloth, then putting both the refrigerator, and your PV charging & storage unit inside the room. This way you have a hardened charging & storage facility. Read the EE forums for info on Faraday attenuation of different wavelengths and pulse durations.

        Grid wire is as good as (and sometimes better than) solid shielding for Faraday cages, but different size wires, with different size openings between the wires, have different effects on different wavelengths. Brill’s workspace in “Enemy of the State” (if you’ve seen the movie, you DID realize his warehouse workshop was a giant Faraday cage, right?) used, I believe, 4×4 farm fence, which forms a good barrier against RF, like the CIA or NSA would use for spy gear, but would be less-effective against a HEMP attack than (for instance) 1″ hardware cloth or chicken wire…

      • “I’ve a better nightmare scenario for you
        Electric, power company and county/State trucks.”
        And if the electric vehicles also include significant numbers of commercial trucks, then replacement part and food deliveries stop within the first day. Hydrocarbon-fueled vehicles are fairly resilient to EMP effects; it is the fuel storage and distribution which is the more significant issue for them in a grid-down scenario. Resilience of EV’s is not known, but their limited range limits their utility in the most critical phase of the grid-down scenario. Failure to achieve at least a substantial subset cold start in the first week, such as a restart of a major nuke or coal plant to provide power for bootstrapping other facilities without cold start capability, will just about assure heavy casualties and a system-wide economic implosion.

      • “the real test of the continued electrification will be how long the grid goes down after a major CME or EMP event, ”

        I read a report a few years ago on the estimated recovery t ik me..it was ten plus years or longer.. seems the replacement Components come from China and they are over ten years back ordered.. we would essentially be shoved back ten thousand years. The estimated what 97% casualties..
        Thinking about that.. we have gone digital. Books are on the internet..disk etc. Since the transition from printed page to digital material. Would we have another lost library. How many lost libraries are there thirty something I think.. legends forcing everyone to start from scratch.. we dumbed down out youth.. outsourced our industry..the blacksmiths of the past are dying off..
        How many know how to make paper how many can make a pencil. In an emp H(emp) situation we would be screwed..

      • One bright side to the CME EMP protection picture is that a lot of the newer consumer surge protection equipment is fast enough to stop an E1 impulse. If you haven’t upgraded surge protection equipment in years, or never thought it worth the effort, now is the time to upgrade. A Siemens FS-series surge protector on the main panel is a good start. You probably want to have an electrician do the wiring interconnect to the main panel as a minimum.
        If only energy and utility companies would do the same upgrades, and the legislatures would get serious about enforcing grid-failure resilience standards on the utility industry, maybe those 97% casualty numbers you sometimes see being tossed out will be relegated to S-F B-movie status.

    • Texas power situation was bad this winter, but will pale in comparison to what Commiefornia is not getting this summer. There is NO chance in hell they can keep the lights on, as the green revolution will crash and literally burn in the heat (UV C rays) this summer.
      Its all good though – as – they have the best of everything else, so who needs power, when the state and its citizens are so “special” ?

      Pennslytucky – Hard Scope, Hard Coal, Hard People – and we did not vote for the sleepycreepy automaton – now commander and chief – We got digitally “pearl harbored” on election day.

    • If anyone wants to know what things will look like after the government has ‘fixed’ it all has to look no further than the modern 5-gallon gas can.

      That was a crime against humanity.

    • “You think your electric bills are high now folks; wait until the government cannot get $Billions$ in “highway” taxes embedded in the price of a gallon of gas because the vehicle uses electricity instead of gasoline. ”

      Well WTHS we received a notice to expect that just a couple of weeks ago.. it will be a tax on the license.. the same with having solar panels.. the power companies were complaining that they had a reduction in sales of over four hundred megawatts of power.. and they need to have those sales.. ( my guess since it is one of the only industries here that is giving their employees wage increases.. and the cost of supplies made in another country have increased.. well you know how it goes.. )

      • there again.. it wasn’t a big thing is part of their service area had to go almost a year without electricity or the loss of power all over texas because of the weak system they have in place.. so the thought of stabilizing and strengthening the grid for power distribution isn’t the issue that they are concerned with.. its the control and money they make.. oh well who would have thought..

    • “The second little problem is where is all that green electricity going to come from”

      It’s not, but then it doesn’t need to.

      You’re a very savvy individual — you already know the answer:

      The idea is to get them built — the fact they can not be physically supplied with electricity is moot. That’ll be a problem for another Administration to blame on someone else, for the purpose of justifying the next great fleecing of the American public…

  8. “After the data, stock futures were still up a smidge. Dow futures +68 S&P +11. (No drug testing on Wall Street anymore?). Aw come on Man, print me a few million and I’ll STFU…”

    I don’t think you could be bribed with stuff that ‘seems not to fit between your ears?’ I consider you a magnitude smarter than some billionaires I had known. You’re just a smidgen too smart for somethings, IMHO, (and I should know ;-)).

    • “Aw come on Man, print me a few million and I’ll STFU…”

      LOL LOL LOL LOL I am right with you there Choices LOL LOL… heck if they can give millions to some pedophile and a job giving him access to young women and billions to a bunch of droolers that only work what is it..
      26 days a year or did they vote in the jack off in july congressional holiday yet.. ( well work isn’t what I would call it LOL LOL ) they could just print me up a few million and I will even support their actions LOL LOL I could easily debate both sides of the coin.. who cares what my true thoughts are LOL LOL.. just drop off a bag of the green …

  9. Why not support “One World Govt.” because of its beneficial aspects? I could see many benefits!!
    Also, if vaccinated people would lose their fertility what would (globally thinking) be so bad about it?

    • Please advise on the benefits of a one-world government other than more efficient extermination of the scapegoat du jour.

    • “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley immediately comes to mind as to why one might not support a one world government. Huxley’s dystopia is ruled by one world leader and populated via lab grown babies, albeit by mandate (ala China) and not thru infertility. Thought is so controlled that books are nowhere to be found and reading is a lost art. So it’s for us all to take our Soma and let our troubles melt away then?

    • “Why not support “One World Govt.” because of its beneficial aspects? I could see many benefits!!”

      Name one… *

      * Before you answer, consider the following:

      The average family wage, worldwide, is roughly $3150/year in 2018 US Dollars. This number includes all the 8-figure to 10-figure oligarchical class “wage earners,” also.

      80% of the world’s sociopolitical, economic entities are socialist &or communist.

      A one-world government would be socialist, until it collapsed, and you would be spending your days at work, instead of on the Internet, where you would be making 70¢ per hour and working 7 days/week (and yes, I DO know your age, m/l — doesn’t matter. You are 40 years past healthcare eligibility and not wealthy or politically important enough to be allowed to retire…)

      The reason 80% of the world’s nations can be socialist is because there is a G-7 who engage in conspicuous consumption, and by so-doing stimulate so much economic activity that our wallets finance those nations’ budgets. In a socialist world, there will be no stimulus, and no path out of abject poverty for anyone.

      We would not get a one-world government, and get to keep our system of government, our wealth, our property rights, or our Constitutional protections, because we would be outvoted. I tell da kiddies to go live in Venezuela for a year, and offer to pay for the plane ticket (and a passport if they don’t have one.) Every one to whom I’ve made the offer is still in the U.S., and still spouting Marx-inspired drivel. It is as if their ideology is so important to them they have to deny themselves an education, lest they discover their ideology is false…

    • Sorry dudes, socialism was far removed from my mind while posting since I’m still stuck with ‘Adam Smith’s economic thinking.’

      Secondly, I am an idealist with ideas that could not be executed amidst current thinking in the world.

      Major benefit of “One World Govt.” I thought, would be NO need for any nuclear bombers, carriers, nuclear submarines, etc.

      Peace and tranquility to all folks of good will.

      • Checked out Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela et. al, lately? Death if you don’t toe the line. Peace? Tranquility? Where’d you go to school? Do you have two brain cells to rub together? Dictatorships never result in goodwill except for the ruling class. Even then, one wrong step and you die. There is NO CHOICE between freedom and tyranny. At one point in my life, I took an oath and ‘wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including my life’. That oath has never been rescinded. Should that time come, I will keep that promise. I’m pretty sure that every veteran will. (Except John Kerry and his ilk.)

  10. Went for annual “specialist” visit … good results. But MD high on the Totem Pole asked if I had gotten the vaccine and with a smile, assured me that he did and all is well. I replied, “The vaccine has risks I’m not willing to take … maybe even death.” He smiled again and mentioned some astronomical low percentage of those risks. I said, “The vaccine could hurt me and, It only makes a person (asymptomatic) and if I’m sick, I’d like symptoms so I know I’m sick … and I don’t want to become apportioned to being a (super spreader) which could unknowingly cause me to hurt (infect) other people. Charlie, you’re a HEALER …. Why would you want me to do that?”

    The look on his face had epiphany written all over it, as he was in a silent long pause …. He looked down and said, “I don’t know.”

    Hopefully I woke him up by gently kicking him in the conscience and in his medical books.

    I suggest everyone do the same.


    • Thank you Pathfinder Bob,

      A good kick in the conscience when done gently and with the right timing (thank you for realizing both) are effective. One at a time; we do the best we can with what we have from where we are. Peace indeed.

      Be Well Sir (sounds like that is already the case on multiple points)

  11. “the mob will vote itself all assets. Marx 101.”

    That’s why we’re so proud of our voting rights ;-).

  12. I wonder if we are reaching a point where older folks are moving out of the employment ranks to live off their savings or running a side hustle. We should soon be reaching some time bands where as we are aging and tax and other government burdens increase, it is just not worth the headache to continue to be part of the system. Lots of promises to folks that are aging and less worker bees to satisfy those promises.


    China will be in worse shape in another generation with their previous 1 child policies.

  13. George

    You wrote about more air travel taking place this year. Will that really happen if there is a pilot shortage developing?
    I ran across an article on the net yesterday about pilots falling over dead after getting the Covid jab. It seems that India had the highest number in this.
    Several airlines were mention in the article that cancelled flights due to this.
    At this stage it’s very hard to say where the truth is! Remember, most airlines are requiring air crews to get the jab.
    We shall see what transpired over the summer. Have a great Fourth of July!

    • Sniff around Ure old Military contacts, specially airfarce.

      scuttlebutt goes hard time finding enough pilots to man one single air-wing with non vaxxed personnel. see as well – official medical journal report yesterday regards Army reported issues enlarged heart muscle problems and pain in vaxxed males.

      Alwayz was the problem with mRNA – Inflamation

    • I was shocked to learn on the local news last night that since somewhat opening up, Hawaii tourism is suddenly at ‘max capacity’ at pre-pandemic levels! Businesses are having trouble accommodating people, many have gone out of business, there aren’t enough rental cars to go around, and the airlines keep bringing more people who are unprepared for all this! Since international travel is still somewhat restricted, people are opting to ‘get away’ to Hawaii. Our numbers are down, and allegedly ‘under control’, but there is still Covid (including Delta) circulating here and a lot of cases are ‘mainland travel related’. Local government officials are wringing their hands complaining that they are unable to restrict flight arrivals here. They are pleading with airlines to reduce the number of flights here. I expect we may see a second major wave here that will result in lockdowns again. People are nuts.

  14. Ok… here is my recipe for good sweedish potato bologna..
    10 pounds potatoes, peeled
    3 pounds onions, peeled
    2 whole garlic ground up
    1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (6 pounds)
    6 pounds ground beef
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    5 to 7 tablespoons salt
    4 tablespoons pepper
    3 teaspoons ground allspice
    1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
    1/2 cup of brown sugar
    If you don’t have a smoker you can add liquid smoke.. but I don’t use that unless I don’t have any other options or I am in a hurry.. since spices can be overwhelming.. I add spices slow.. not to much at a time.. mix well then fry up a small bit of it.. when you get the spices exactly where your taste buds are.. then stuff it.. you can tie the end of the casings.. or you can twist it to bun length or crimp it with a hog pliers.. ( that is what I use..) then smoke it and freeze it.. good luck..

    for chub style bologna.. sandwhich chub style..

    beef 700 g 5.0 lb.
    pork 5.00 lb.
    Ingredients per 3 lb.-3 tsp. of salt
    tender quick 2 tsp.
    white pepper 1 tsp. per pound
    paprika 1 tsp.
    allspice 1 tsp.
    coriander 1 tsp.
    water ? cup
    Grind meats through 3/16” plate (5 mm). Refreeze and grind again. Refreeze again and grind through 1/8” (3 mm) plate.
    Mix lean beef with all ingredients adding cold water. Add lean pork and ? of cold water and mix well. mix everything well together.
    Stuff firmly into casings. Form 18” (40 cm) long sections. Use butchers twine to reinforce the ends and form a hanging loop.
    Hang on smokesticks for one hour.
    When sausages feel dry to touch, apply hot smoke (120-140º F) for 2 hours.
    Gradually increase smokehouse temperature to (160-170º F), until internal meat temperature reaches 154-158º F(68-70º C). This should take 45-60 minutes or more depending on the size of casings.
    Shower with cold water for about 10 minutes.
    Hang for 2 hours at room temperature and then place in a refrigerator.



    Here is where I go to buy my sausage making supplies.. as with all of them.. add spices slowly.. it doesn’t take much to overwhelm you.. make it to the point where you enjoy it..

    I hope you all enjoy making your own.. I through the years have the equipment.. since it is something that is done regularly.. for fillers even with the sandwhich bologna or hot dogs.. I like to use potatoes.. but with the sandwhich bologna I don’t use as much like five pounds for a filler.. and a little leaner meats…
    anyway that is how I do it.. enjoy and have a safe and happy fourth of july.. Oh I am just going to freeze the pork and make it this fall rather than do it in this heat.. the hot dogs are all more tasty.. I get the regular bologna seasoning.. https://www.sausagemaker.com/spices-seasonings-luncheon-meats-s/2124.htm
    I like ground pickles and onions in my bologna to..

  15. I watched the video of Chris Langan, Smartest Man In America you posted. Then watched another of him from 8 years ago on the same subject: CTMU.

    I’m fascinated by what he says … and that God gave him the highest IQ and, obviously said to Chris,
    Find Me.

    Love it !!

      • How do we know that .. the great creator is.. the dude.. LOL.. it could be a her since nothing is conceived without a female..

      • the old story .. of what comes first.. the chicken or the egg.. male or female..

      • No need to look far; He’s in You, as well as you’re in Him. When all people appreciate that we’ll have PEACE. (Don’t hold your breath, though ;-))

      • “No need to look far; He’s in You, as well as you’re in Him. When all people appreciate that we’ll have PEACE. ”

        AMEN Choices.. AMEN

      • Blind (ed) men.
        ..the Dude U all think you are “seeking” is neither/or . and thats one reason why he Never answers the phone, ever.
        in order to find what “wise men” bee seeking, will need to figure out how to connect directly to

        The SOURCE …its already U, suppressed and snoozing..Ure body is just a container – very powerful illusion, so strong it is that our bodies will fight off death..hence paying Roman legionares to break legs of crucifixion sufferers – to shorten length of suffering/pain/misery of hanging by Ure wrists and feet from being nailed to a cruifix – legs wont let U suffocate – “sure feels real” – thief

        The “dude & dudettes” – workx in service to/of the SOURCE,
        or Against it .

        ..U/SOUL completes its development..will work in service to SOURCE, till the time comes when it joins, becomes one with Source..again.

        – why would anybody use a middleman/intermediary to make a connection ? direct connect or U bee on party line…

        Absolutely boggles to think Earth Humans are the only SOULS in existence in entire known & and vastly greater unknown Universe.

        My Math says there are a shit ton of other SOULS out/in there somewhere .

        whats that ancient saying reworded in bible…”Pride goeth before the Fall”

      • “thats one reason why he Never answers the phone, ever.”

        Well Seeker.. my prayers are constantly answered. Many the times not the answer I wanted but answered..years ho by and the reasons why they were answered the way they were becomes evident.
        The dude.. isnt a wish book..

  16. WTHS

    You are going to get in a lot of trouble with Liberal thinkers by presenting facts like Solyndra and other government energy boondoggles. You are way too logical presenting arguments about electricity charge times vs. petro fill up times for automobiles. Shame on you.

    I have a climate change fanatic friend here in Canada that insists that I get an electric vehicle like him so we can save the planet. When I tell him that China produces almost 20% of global greenhouse gases and is bringing a coal plant a week into production while Canada produces less than 2% of global greenhouse gases, he gets angry with me.

    He is a golfer so I tell him it is like trying to clean up the piles of dung on his golf course by killing all the deer and leaving the elephants.

    • BIC…Great sense of humor. I love Canadians, except for your Libtard PM. What a poor representation of a man. Wimp and Pretty boy like Maskless Gavin Newsome. Same commie brains.

      I know a little bit about energy. Next week, I am going to post a write-up on George’s site of a speech I did for an important meeting on energy. It was well received. I have broken it into 3 separate pieces. It will give you many other arguments to present to your fanatic friend.

      One is rather long…but it is a complex subject showing how the Globalists are all preaching lies about Global Warming…now known as Climate Change after such events as the Texas Deep Freeze occurred.

      As far as your Canadian golfing buddy, I would bet he doesn’t have a clue where a large portion of the electricity for his electric vehicles comes from, nor how it is generated.

  17. The children are being supported by government. Look for jobs there.

    Or plainly, put out the rain barrel by opening a corporation that caters to childcare related services. Get a lawyer to help so you’ll be protected from jail if anything goes wrong with the little bundles. Parents will be flush.

    $250-$300 monthly childcare payments start for millions of families in July
    The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families qualify.


    Fact Sheet: The American Families Plan


  18. Comrades,

    Local media is reporting that sometime between Thursday evening and this morning, the girthful statue of Queen Victoria having been toppled by Indigenous marchers, waving warrior flags of the 7 Treaty One tribes while celebrating Canada’s birthday, suffered decapitation and the head was discarded in a nearby muddy river. A police investigation is underway to collar the miscreant(s). The statue had been in memoriam of Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee in 1897. Apparently the entire original cost of $15000 had been raised by the people from maximum $5.00 individual contributions.

    One anticipates the hot summer will continue.

  19. Totally enjoyed where this whole thread led me. 1 1/2 hours later I went down the rabbit hole and found very interesting information. Thanks.

  20. Dont look now George

    – but a beeUtiful golden cross approaches in Kirkland Gold (KL).

    Deathcross in (SAM) Boston Bear working out pretty well -so far.

    ..investment thesis tier one gold miners – low price earning ratio, solid EPS/increasing qtrly/2 % dividend -increases annually/tons Proven reserves..Yep all dem boxes checked. They got GOLD – proven – what does Janet got at Treasury ? ..a promise that “This Note(debt insturment) is Legal tender for All Debts Public and Private” ??

    Not too worry – creepy slojo is a Strong follower..someone will tell it what to do.

    • Well Troller.. I am pretty sure the numbers can be skewed anyway they like them to be.. whenever you go into a sales office they skew the numbers around and convince you how well off you are.. its nothing more than the guy with the highwater plaid pants and shiny slicked back hair giving everyone a sales pitch..
      When they give the average earnings of the hourly wage earners.. if you notice they have everyone making forty plus dollars an hour LOL..

  21. I listened to Christopher’s video an the nature of reality. In my heavy meditation days I experienced God as energy. Everything is just one big thing of moving energy. Everything is connected ( think fruit filled jello)…all individual pieces connected and one with the whole. Christopher says God is the word, one word. If that is so, the word is energy.

  22. Happy 4th, everyone. I will be out of pocket and off grid Saturday to Saturday starting tomorrow. Hopefully, when I emerge from the wilds of S.E. Oklahoma most of the world will still be intact.

  23. “You are going to get in a lot of trouble with Liberal thinkers…”
    ROFLMAO! Like George isn’t already?

  24. Many contributors here post reasonable copy — here is my issue: We all pride ourselves being able to freely vote, no? American values, etc..

    Farmers plant wheat or corn hat one can eat (because they’re smart enough?). However, when harvest comes around most ‘planters’ shouldn’t expect to harvest potatoes, or? ;-)

    Disappointments seem to grow ‘ad infinitum’ in the political arena. Perhaps we should do away with general voting and appoint leaders by their past individual accomplishments?! JMHO!

  25. “Liberals to attack Body Ownership? America’s largest teachers’ union to vote on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, masks and testing for students. Where in any founding documents does one find a government right to needle anyone?”

    The NEA isn’t a “government” entity, although it invests so much money in funding and bribes to the DNC and Democratic politicians that some members believe it is.

    That said, the NEA can mandate shots, masks, tests, tents, isolation cubicles, or anything they wish, for their membership. They can’t prescribe (or proscribe) diddly for da kiddies. They CAN refuse to work and if they do, every school board with any testicular fortitude whatsoever should replace them with teachers who WILL work.

    If I were the parent of school-aged kids, there’s no way in Hell they’d get the jab. EVERY TIME I turn on the damn’ tube, it doesn’t run 20 minutes on any channel before there’s a PSA cajoling, threatening, or bribing people in general, and kids in particular, to get COVID shots.


    Just NO…

    Even if I hadn’t become a regular reader at Orthomolecular News and over a half-dozen other such sites back before virtually anybody in the U.S. had heard of CV-19, and read up on it like crazy when the first report of a p2p transmission escaped China, all the PSAs would convince me not to have the kiddies shot (sic.)

    If I knew nothing about CV-19, the fact an experimental vaccine is being pushed so hard, in so many ways, and people are being threatened in many quarters if they even contemplate not becoming guinea pigs for the experiment, would make me deign to avoid such a vaccine. The apparent object of the vaccination “campaign” on my teevee is to inoculate every single legal resident of the U.S. and Canada

    with experimental vaccines

    which (if European figures are accurate) have nearly the same fatality rate as the virus for which they are ostensibly and allegedly a preventative

    and for which long-term side-effects are not known and cannot yet even be inferred.

    There is just something so very, terribly wrong about the whole vaccine thing.

    It is my carefully considered opinion that (discounting generational variants) there have been decreases in quantity and severity of COVID infections mainly because 21st Century mankind has rediscovered an old 20th Century concept called “hygiene.”

    The single biggest contributor to the extension of human life-expectancy and QOL is “soap & water.” It cleans, it disinfects, it removes germs, bacteria, and viri from parts of our bodies where these bad actors could mount an invasion and sicken or kill us. We boomers taught our progeny to wash, but we didn’t do it as well as our parents taught us, and we didn’t stress its importance WRT good health. The Greatest Generation didn’t just win WW-II. They pushed life expectancy from age 62 to age 81 over a period of 25 years, and they did it with soap, aspirin, and penicillin.

    COVID brought a portion of this nearly-forgotten knowledge, back home, even though “masks” and “social distancing” will get the credit…

  26. “My deck-building plans keep getting larger…
    …maybe $4 two-by-fours will be back?”

    I’m expecting $2.33 to $2.69, and around $3.25 for pressure-treated.

    However, beware — it won’t last long. Because of the insane jacking with M1 and the fact we import a significant amount of our lumber from Canada, the spectre of hyperinflation will rear its ugly head in the dimensional lumber and plywood market — perhaps even before it shows up in the retail petroleum market.

    I predicted (and I stand by it) that gasoline prices in CONUS will be at an average of $7.50/gal by August of 2022 (the only way this will not happen is if the Biden Administration subsidizes the petroleum producers to the tune of $2.7bln/day, which I consider exceedingly unlikely…)

    I expect 2x4s to bottom below $2.50 for an 8-footer, but then bounce to a new static price point at about $5.50-$6 each, based on 7/1/21 dollars…

  27. “Actually from talking to young people, dude is gender neutral…go figure“


    My mother was devout Catholic and was (pissed) when Latin was removed from the Mass in 1967. My father converted to Catholicism so they could marry, and even became a Third Degree Knight of Columbus. My siblings and I attended strict parochial schools, where we had catechism class every day … reading and indoctrinating to “The Word” … every one of them … page for page … for years.

    Some things, you don’t forget … like reading that “The Lion Shall Lay Down With The Lamb.” Yes, that was how it read.

    What (was) also Written in the Bible was, “…GOD AND HIS MANY WIVES …” written in Genesis.

    I remember because I questioned that … which got me one of the lectures of my life. Yeah, I mentioned that I had been taught that polygamy was a sin … and that didn’t go over well with the nuns and visiting priest who were instructing the class that particular day back in the 1960’s. Ouch !! – even my parents were called in about it later that day.

    But when the dust cleared the room, it was explained that God could do what ever he wanted because He’s God, and “His Wives we’re VESSELS through which, He Created.” – Different wives bare different children. Hence the diversity in humans and the diversity in nature, and the universe.

    I’m sure I could have understood this without the ridicule in front of the class and the ass whooping in the hall … but point was made clear to me, not to question like that.

    Weather it’s been omitted to stop people from questioning that sentence or it’s the Mandela Effect, I don’t know … but I can’t find that verse anywhere. But I will never forget the day I read it … and raised my hand … and all hell broke loose.

    You’re correct George. God is [The Dude]


    • You know, PFB, I worried about my buddy the Major when I was in a public (white minority) high school and he went to a lilly-ish Catholic school. Bright fellow and I wondered about the condition of his knuckles for asking the obvious so many times. Took him a year of seminary to WTFU – which he did and served his country with distinction thereafter.
      I tend to use Biblegateway.com for questions (as yours) since it had a wide assortment of versions including (from memory Geneva 1599) which is very good.

      Best range of results included

      Leviticus 20:13 which prohibited homosexuality
      (If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.)

      And also playing with the animals in Leviticus 20:15
      (If a man lies with a beast, he shall be put to death; and you shall kill the beast.)

      Doubtless this last prevented many a support enforcement claim from Minotaur’s.

      So went the “frontier justice” of biblical times, as in Deuteronomy 22:25
      we read how
      (“But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die.)

      Which – if she was cooperative and found in the act resulted in both being whacked. Ah, quite (how you say?) Sicilian?

      Although I have a vague Sunday Programming Class recall of the “lion laying down with” It was (again, bad recall, sorry) used as an example of have the young Savior [object d marketing] brought peace even as a child. as in Isaiah 11: 6 various (depending on version)
      (The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.)

      The lion stops short of Wheaties in Isaiah 11:7, though:
      (And the cow and the bear shall feed: their young ones shall lie together: and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock.)
      May next time the lion will choose shredded wheat, instead?

      This was the RSV and GNV 1599 but in others, lions eat hay and other such improbable events.

      I spent enough time in sales telling whoppers and some of these are beauts.

      One can go to theology or divinity school or seminary, but seems to me a $10 read of My Son, Billy: A Father Remembers the Greatest Pitchman Ever (by Billy May, Sr.) will illuminate many of the templates and motivators afoot over both hysterical and present times, if I don’t repeat myself.

      As in many of Ure’s ramblings.

      • LOL I am not allowed to talk bible.. since I believe that the bible was mostly written by men to fit their image of how their community should act.. according to their rules.. and the old testament was added to show us how not to act towards our fellow man..
        (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)
        So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.” Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
        (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)
        They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men. All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder. They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived. After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.
        (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)
        As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.
        (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)
        If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.
        I like the part.. if the father doesn’t’ accept the fifty.. then you are to kill the girl in front of him for her sins…LOL..
        (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)
        When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

        That is the issue with the muslim refugee’s that aren’t warriors sent posing as refugee’s.. they live the Torah or old testament or quran laws word for word.. women and children have little or no value.. Remember Christ was crucified because he didn’t follow the laws of the Torah… He was suppose to be stoned to death as an infant of seven days old..
        (2 Samuel 12:11-14 NAB)
        Thus says the Lord: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives [plural] while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.’
        Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan answered David: “The Lord on his part has forgiven your sin: you shall not die. But since you have utterly spurned the Lord by this deed, the child born to you must surely die.” [The child dies seven days later.]

        I read an old book once basically called the records of the temple virgins that had an account of Mary before she conceived Jesus..

        Many of the old records.. have very simple rules from the creator.. basically treat everyone as you would want them to treat you..
        I to use to get into trouble and debate with my questions on the bible.. seems I wasn’t suppose to read all of that and ask LOL
        The little boss.. just gives me the EYE when someone brings up bible laws and then I know I should STFU

    • Thanks. One need not look any further than Adam and Eve to determine the gender of God. Adam was created in his image, so God is a a male. And anyone married or dating a woman for a long period time knows that the only other creature a woman will listen to and act on its advice is another woman. Ergo, Satan is female. Satan is probably one of God’s wives; it would explain His patience with her.

  28. Thanks for listening and the recommendations. Much appreciated. Sometimes repeating, is necessary, and your ramblings shed light and inspiration.

    To you and Elaine, kindest regards always.

    Blessings. :)

  29. If the 7th has anything to do with anything it could be Contact, Fedcoin or Cyber Polygon.

    Speaking of Fedcoin recall The Economist cover showing Bitcoin. Did that ever amount to anything?

    Weird techno-like song predicting Cyber Polygon.

    Cyber Polygon


    Cyber Polygon

    What is Cyber Polygon?

    Cyber Polygon is a unique cybersecurity event that combines the world’s largest technical training exercise for corporate teams and an online conference featuring senior officials from international organisations and leading corporations.

    The 2021 conference discusses the key risks of digitalisation and best practice for the secure development of digital ecosystems.

    The 2021 technical exercise builds and tests the skills needed to protect our industries, centring on a targeted supply-chain attack.


    • Anything proposed or sponsored by the “World Economic Forum” is suspect, to say the least. Whatever they’re intending to “simulate” had better be protected against at the individual level. I still remember the “simulation” occurring on 9/11/01 from entirely too close a vantage point.

      I intend to be happy AND own things in 2030, if I’m graced to remain alive that long.

      • NM Mike,

        Reread that last sentence then match it up to today’s events. The Kaseya tools are a big deal.

        Ransomware attack before holiday leaves companies scrambling

        “Gartner analyst Katell Thielemann said it’s clear that Kaseya quickly sprang to action, but it’s less clear whether their affected clients had the same level of preparedness.

        “They reacted with an abundance of caution,” she said. “But the reality of this event is it was architected for maximum impact, combining a supply chain attack with a ransomware attack.”


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