Scouting the Terrain

By Charlie Johnston

I am hearing now from people who are upset over the “irresponsibility” of my take on experimental gene therapy being called a “vaccine.” You have seen a little of it in the comment section. I also get a lot of emails. Some are on the verge of hysterical – fact-free diatribes – that make false assertions that are borne by forlorn hope rather than solid evidence. Some tell me that they have talked to actual doctors who say all is well. I have talked to hundreds of actual doctors about it over the last year – and it has been one of the most horrifying experiences of my life. That is because I start with actual government-generated data that contradicts the fear narrative and base my questions on those. The horrifying part is the discovery that at least 70% of the medical professionals only know the narrative, not the data. Even more horrifying is that at least half of the latter don’t care about the data but insist you should just trust what they say because they are a doctor. The blind leading the blinder.

Some have insisted to me that their doctors assure them that the “vaccinated” are almost never getting the new variant and are at almost no risk compared to the “un-vaccinated.” I have to wonder whether these folks read even the establishment media. Though the media has downplayed it, 95% of the new severe patients in Israel were “vaccinated”  and over 85% of those hospitalized there were fully “vaccinated.” What has been better covered is the Provincetown, Massachusetts outbreak in which the CDC conceded that 74% of those affected were “vaccinated.” The question, then, is not so much whether the people writing this to me read even the establishment media, but whether their doctors do. It is reaching a dead parrot sketch level of absurdity. More worrisome is that when anyone who is solidly credentialed contradicts the narrative, they are silenced. The website from which this comment by an internal medicine doctor was posted has been restricted.

Some are telling me I am using sketchy sites for my information. Oddly enough, on this one, I pretty much agree. I use CDC and NIH sites for most of my information, (but I use the actual data they produce, not the soundbites employees use for the press) unless otherwise noted – and they have become sketchy, indeed, this last year and a half. In the last couple of weeks, the data from the VAERS website run jointly by the CDC and the FDA has gotten very volatile. Two weeks ago, the number of deaths within two weeks after receiving the shot was at 6,100. Then it suddenly jumped to over 12,000. Then it jumped back down to 6,100, then up to 9,000 and as of this writing, is back up to 12,000 again. I don’t know whether the CDC was previously trying to suppress the death toll or is now just trying to discredit the VAERS system they created because the data it is producing is inconvenient. Chris Deacutis, who commented here earlier on this subject, wrote me a long, very thoughtful email suggesting that perhaps the VAERS info was badly inflated because it has never before been applied to a pandemic situation. He gave the best defense I have seen, not for the establishment position so much, but for why a reasonable person might rationally accept the establishment position. It underlines, I think, the biggest problem we face – that the gyrations of public and health officials have substantially weakened, if not destroyed, public confidence in their pronouncements.

Here is a lengthy piece from the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research, one of the most prestigious peer-review sites in the field, that questions whether the mRNA vaccine might be worse than the disease. Contrary to media hype that the vaccine hesitant are largely knuckle-dragging MAGA types, a study conducted by Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh found the most hesitant are the most highly educated – Ph.D.’s. The second most hesitant are the politically unaffiliated.

The simple fact is that I am largely indifferent to whether any person takes the gene therapy shot or not. If they don’t, we have simple therapies that have proven more effective in treating the virus than the shot. From a larger perspective I think that, last year, we inflated a serious new virus into a pandemic. Now, I think we will see a real pandemic, borne aloft by our hubris. I think God has a significant teaching moment in store for us – and as bad and as dangerous as I believe the gene therapy shot to be, I firmly believe God has healing in store for all except those who insist to the death that they are the only titans and they will not believe otherwise even if they were to see a thousand miracles. “The dwarfs are for the dwarfs!”

For those few who tell me they will quit reading me unless I conform to the establishment narrative and quit citing “misinformation,” I can live with that. They stay generic and never cite what precisely the misinformation is except, occasionally, to say their doctor told them different. Still generic.

In a dearth of sound, solidly-sourced information, people of good will are trying to do their best. I have no quarrel with them, only with people who insist I follow THEIR narrative. I am firmly convinced that God will respond to everyone of good will. If I prove to be wrong, I will concede it as soon as I am convinced. If those who disagree with me are wrong, I pray they do the same – for our survival is dependent on us finding the most right path we can, not proving the path we chose with inadequate information was right. I know that one nation in the world is completely flat-lined on both deaths and hospitalizations – and that is Sweden, which used the historically tried-and-true approach to a novel and potentially dangerous virus: quarantine and hospitalize the sick, give candid information to everyone else and leave them to make their own good decisions, then continue on with life. I know if I am wrong about the dangers of the experimental gene therapy shot, we still have the backup of hydroxy-zinc and ivermectin therapies. If those who put all their faith in the experimental gene therapy shots are wrong, what is their backup?

For each of you, make the best decision you can with the flawed information available to you. Whatever decision you make, call on and be docile to the living God.

As for me, if you get sick or have an adverse reaction to a shot you have taken, I recommend that you start with the Prayer of Miraculous Trust. Meantime, over the weekend, I will link to a set of protocols our own Steve BC has been working up. I will confess I am now largely uninterested in debating who is right. Time will tell – and very quickly, at that. God has a plan.

Fear now stalks the globe. Here in America, there is fear that the totalitarian impulse mandating vaccine passports and more lockdowns may trigger an actual violent revolt. The lawlessness of federal officials on immigration, crime and basic human rights foments the same fear. The U.S. Senate just forbade the teaching of Critical Race Theory (the real Jim Crow 2.0). But what if Joe Biden says he will enforce it anyway? Just last week Biden told the Supreme Court to pound sand on its decision protecting the property rights of landlords. Federal officials are enforcing Biden’s illegal decree, not the Supreme Court’s legal decision. So how can we believe that if Biden unilaterally decrees against the Senate, law enforcement will not support the decree of his sovereign will rather than the law of the land? Who is the law when the lawmakers and law enforcers become lawless? When actual crime is decriminalized and questioning or investigating leftist narratives, such as with the election, lockdowns and CRT, among other things, is declared a crime of white supremacy by the “Justice” Department, how long before open revolt takes hold?

In the Far East, every nation is on tenterhooks waiting for China to invade Taiwan. Will the U.S. even care, much less respond. In Canada they are burning churches and imprisoning Christian pastors for holding worship services. In western Europe, civilizationally, they have already collapsed – but like a dead man walking, don’t know it yet. The fear is not confined to denizens of the formerly free world. In Iran, the mullahs are worried that the natives are getting restless again. In Cuba, the same thing is happening for the first time since Fidel Castro took that nation captive.

I have just scratched the surface of the rising fear stalking the globe. I told you when I first started writing almost nine years ago that the time was coming when you would have to abandon the easy courageous and pious platitudes of placid times and make hard decisions in stormy time. That time has begun. Whether it is to hold onto your job or take a shot you object to or merely to decide whether to travel away from home – or to obey the latest lawless edict from your local satraps, that time has begun.

But the Lord has neither forgotten nor abandoned you. There is a common, but silly, saying that, “The Lord will never give you more than you can handle.” Nonsense! The Lord frequently gives you more than you can handle, particularly when your hubris runs highest. It is His way of calling you back to reliance on Him again. The Lord often gives you more than you can handle, but never more than He can handle. He is calling you now. Will you answer Him?

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Mary Cuff, of Crisis Magazine, wrote a piece nearly two weeks ago that has mesmerized me ever since. Hauntingly evocative of what we have lost and hopeful of what we may yet become – and the price to be paid to get from here to there, it is a definitive piece for our times. If you read no other link from this article, please read this one.

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Just a reminder, if you are in the Northeast and can get to Goffstown, New Hampshire, this weekend, on Saturday from noon to three there is a big prayer meeting for our Bishops. Priests and Pastors at 176 Kennedy Hill Road. There will be prayer, music and you can meet our own Doug and Lambzie. Called the Stand Up and Kneel event, it is something CORAC enthusiastically supports. Help us out and meet some great people!

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Finally, as I mentioned, Texas Right to Life (TRTL) has offered complimentary tickets to its annual Celebration of Life dinner for members of CORAC. Each ticket is a $200 value. This is the biggest annual pro-life dinner in the country – and one of the most spectacular annual events I have ever been to. You will also be invited to the brunch on the following day, where various staffers explain what they are doing and what the latest pro-life initiatives are. After that, in the afternoon, we will have a CORAC meeting where you can get some updates on what is going on and share your priorities with leadership. The main dinner will be held at the Hilton of the Americas in downtown Houston on Saturday, Sept. 18.

To register, send an email to Laura at Bilot.lambfam@gmail.com, giving your name, address, phone number and whether you need one or two tickets. If you are not already a member of CORAC, you can register here, free of charge. After you have sent your email to Laura, you will get an email from TRTL giving you more details and the availability of discounted rates at the Hilton under the TRTL room block. You are, of course, on your own for your accommodations and travel.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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425 thoughts on “Scouting the Terrain

  1. Praying for the event and all the people in Goffstown.

    Well said, Charlie, and sadly so, that the dwarfs are for the dwarfs.

    Human free will… exerted for greatness AND for horror.

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    1. I have a confession to make:
      Just couldn’t resist.
      I set a new image for our desktop background:
      You guessed it- It’s of our famous mascot, thinking of what’s ahead of him.

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      1. It would be nice to see you again Littlelight!  Hopefully, there will be other opportunities.God bless you!—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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    2. Thanks Becks! We are excited about the event and I hope to see folks there. I will be wearing a “Catholic Laity Arise” T-Shirt along with other planners. Feel free to tap any of our shoulders and say hello.

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    1. American Frontline Doctors website. I got a prescription of Ivermectin from them to have on hand in case someone in my family needs it. You can get hydroxochloroquin from them too.

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          1. So, my doctor is more than willing to prescribe ivermectin. The problem is finding a pharmacy that will fill the prescription!! Insane!

            Also, I went to the FLCCC site and started watching the new video and could not believe that they were encouraging masking and spoke as if the shot was no big deal. Talk about disappointed.

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            1. yes they do. The important thing is the protocol they have been using at all stages. Not all of the Doctors are for the V or mask. Just important that they were on the ground floor and protocols from the CDC were not working. They risked a lot to come up with what finally worked. Vladimir Zelenko also has a protocol on his website as well as American Frontline Doctors. The most important thing is get your immune system up and if you have symptoms, follow the protocol for early symptoms. Early treatment is what is so important.

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              1. Dr. McCullough’s protocol is excellent too. He had covid and he did take the V but he worked hard on treatment on the ground floor and with his patients. As time has passed, and he has been working with injuries, he is not suggesting the V

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      1. A few months ago, appt. w/ meds prescribed over the phone, no video required, but now for a refill, we’re asked to give photo ID (inc. birthdate) for their ‘secure records’. Just wondering if others here are asked this also.

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        1. I had to provide a drivers license to get the prescription. It made sense to me as I’m assuming they need some sort of controls on who they are prescribing to.

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    2. America’s Frontline Doctors (And Frontline Doctors) are the two I am aware of with info citing to the studies recently done. Truth4Health.org is helping those with adverse reactions to the jab. I believe there are more and I hope others can add to this list.

      Charlie, thank you for reminding us all the need to refrain from the fear of what is before us but to take the next right step towards Christ only, which sadly for some may mean taking the jab due to deciding to keep food on the table for their families or not. I pray more will trust in God and not in man. The data and evidence are out there on ‘official’ websites if only people would dig for it to see our trust in man is unwarranted. May the Holy Spirit be ever near us all to turn us all back on the path to Him with joy, peace and Charity for all!

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    3. I bought injectable ivermectin at the local Fleet Farm. I had to stretch the truth a bit. Their sales people and cashiers are cautious as there are several signs near the ivermectin warning it is for horses or swine ONLY. Each individual asked me if I had a horse. I thought a bit and realized I most certainly had some pictures of horses in my book collection. So I took the horse medicine orally, not injected, albeit adjusted for my 140 pound body weight. And I recovered without recourse to my doctor. A couple hard days. Check strict protocols for this however. As I had a very severe reaction ((MS) to the flu vaccine back in 1979, I was told by a doctor, who had been vaccinated,that the jab would be very dangerous for me. I had I had the non-sneezing covid, the first kind I think. Steve’s protocols were informative.

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      1. So you took the injectable medicine orally??? May I ask what that looks like???? Lol. Thanks you. I’m just prepping over here and I’m a visual learner. Thanks katicos. Glad you are all well now🥰

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        1. It looks like a multi-injection bottle with clear fluid in it. You have to get a blunt needle to pierce the rubber stopper and draw up the dose (get the air bubbles out. How you do that is draw up air in the amt you want to take out of the bottle, inject that into the bottle, then turn the bottle upside down, so the needle tip is covered in fluid, and withdraw the accurate dose for injestion, not injection, LOL)

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          1. Christopher and Littlelight,

            What size needle do you suggest? I have the syringe size Barnhardt suggests, but not sure what size needle to use.

            Thanks and God Bless!

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            1. Becky; I bought my syringe and needle (packaged together) at the same time and farm store where I got my original bottle of ivermectin. Actually, the syringes came in a 2 pack but I’ve been using the same one so far. I make sure I make sure everything is dried out real well before packing it away. As far as the size/gauge of the needle goes, all I can tell you is that it’s about an inch and a half long. Sorry I can’t give exact specs but I don’t think it should matter much. The sole purpose is to pierce the rubber in the cap and extract the liquid. I’m thinking there is no ‘wrong’ size.
              Btw, I think somebody else may have mentioned this somewhere in this thread but the ivermectin injectable is quite viscous. Almost syrupy. Drawing it into the syringe takes a little doing but you’ll catch on quick. Hey, even I did. 😉

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            2. Just seeing this now. Becky, honestly, I have no idea about vet needles, etc, I am a human nurse, Lol, and that skill set is dusty, LOL. I am getting a multi-pack on Amazon that come with syringes. But from what I’ve seen, they all look like they can do the job of piercing the rubber stopper to measure an accurate dose.

              TY, Christopher for a heads-up on the viscosity. Injecting air does help with that, a small bit. Also larger diameter vs. smaller. I like the idea of them being provided with the med. Saves wondering and time.

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        2. Yes. I used a hypodermic syringe to draw up 1.5cc from a 50cc vial that comes in a small box. I squirted it into my mouth and swallowed it. Ug. It is clear and very viscous. Per recommendation I waited the 48 hours for second dose. Did not need third. I heard the paste tastes awful too. With the paste you have to choose a kind that only has ivermectin as several tubes have something else added. Also took zinc, quercetin, C, D, melatonin. You will need sterile hypodermic needles to draw up the stuff.

          Pills would be easier to manage, but they need a Rx. Hope this helps. Steve probably has a more specific protocol. I am not a doctor, just a lady with a chronic disease who had to learn to manage it myself.

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        3. A 50 ml vial in a small box. You need a hypodermic syringe to draw up a dose of the clear viscous liquid. Steve probably will have a protocol. I just squirted it into my mouth. Yuck! I wanted to do the liquid because I heard the paste tastes awful. No gain. Apparently they both taste bad but horses have different tastebuds.

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          1. I tried the apple stuff and did not find the taste objectionable if taken with food. Unfortunately,I appear to be allergic to one of the other ingredients and had to stop using it. I keep it on hand for short term use if I start getting Covid. I can’t use the one(s) with propylene glycol in them – not a big fan of ingesting that, since it is a skin irritant. But others may be OK with it.

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          2. You are tough, Katicos! I am more wimp like and would try to mask it in something palatable, maybe a cranjuice blend? (Based on what folks are saying about the viscosity, this probably doesn’t work well, haha. Urgs. Blech.)

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      2. KATICOS; I’ve bought injectible ivermectin at a farm store several times and never had anybody ask me if I had animals. Maybe they’re doing that now that it’s is becoming a thing. And yes, I’ve seen the scary signs they have posted. LOL! 🤣 🤡 The store I got my original 2 bottles from didn’t have the 50ml size I wanted today but another place had tons of the horse paste (I hear the green apple flavored is delicious 😀) I’ll probably go back for that tomorrow. Couldn’t buy today because I realized I only had a few bucks with me and didn’t want to use my debit card.

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      3. Katicos, I’m so happy you are recovered and feeling better!

        I went to Tractor Supply and got some. I was prepared for signage and all that, having heard about it. I was surprised that there were no signs in the heart of Blue land. My hypothesis is that there is only a very super minority of us brain active here, LOL. This based on the stat that out of 33,000 UConn freshman, only 800 applied for a non medical exemption from the vaxxx:
        https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Group-requests-exemption-from-student-vaccine-16370629.php?src=sthpdesecp

        CrewDog was kind to share this info:
        https://www.barnhardt.biz/ivermectin/

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    4. And as a emergency backup if you are feeling adventurous you can pick up Ivermectin at any farm supply store for cheap, supposedly it works for humans too…but I’d rather go with the medical grade first via the link I sent….😄🙏🏼

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    5. FYI, my husband and I both did the preventative vet IVM, with the appropriate dosage each week since we were informed about it last January 2021. But, inspite of this weekly regimen, we still got Covid last July.

      Later we did calculations comparing the vet-IVM (which is 1% ivermectin solution per the label) with the prescribed IVM, we figured the vet-IVM was a substantially lower dose that we were taking compared to the prescribed dose IVM.

      The prescribed IVM comes in 3mg tablets. It is dispensed per patient according to weight. For instance, during Covid, I took 5 tabs daily, and my husband took 9 tabs daily.

      So the vet IVM dose was not able to prevent us from contracting Covid. From what we know now, we should have contacted Frontline Doctors for the preventative prescribed doses of IVM sooner and taken a weekly dose of prescribed IVM tabs instead of the vet IVM. According to Dr. Pierre Kory of the FLCCC, this will prevent a person from contracting Covid. And it’s also a regimen that he does himself.

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      1. Would you say because you were taking it you had a milder case or no?

        Also, this is what America’s Front line Doctors sent me:

        Ivermectin

        Taken Oral: Administer on an empty stomach with water (manufacturer’s labeling). Some experts recommend administering with food to increase absorption (CDC [Workowski 2015]; Currie 2010).

        For post exposure or onset of symptoms use:Ivermectin post exposure to be taken 1 dose on day 1 (exposure or symptoms) then 1 dose 48 hours later

        For routine prophylaxis use:Take Ivemectin dose on day 1 then take second dose 48 hours later. Then routine dosing every week until no longer needed or desired.

        For Covid19 positive patients with symptoms:Take Ivermectin dose daily for up to 5 days. After 2 doses if no longer symptomatic you may stop the Ivermectin.

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        1. Yes. I would say that since I had the vet- IVM in my system, I was able to fully recover in 11 days. And my age is 67, overweight, but not diabetic. I have no other comorbidities. I believe that if the vet-IVM is all people can get because they can’t find a doctor to prescribe IVM or a pharmacy to fill the script of IVM, by all means, then get the vet- IVM! It’s better than facing this thing with nothing. And that is what some doctors are doing…telling Covid positive patients to go home, rest, and take Tylenol. Then the patients get sicker, start turning blue because they can’t breathe, and end up in the hospital. That’s negligence, malpractice, and unethical.

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      2. Hi Texas,

        Thank you for the additional information.

        I may have heard wrong (I was listening while driving), but Dr. Kory, in the latest FLCCC video states that he actually did have breakthrough CVD last week even with being on the pill form protocol. I believe he said both he and his daughter had it. He said his symptoms were mild and only a few days. I’d watch the latest video. I’m not discouraging anyone from taking IVM, I’d just suggest watching the video.

        God Bless,

        Becky

        PS Prayers please, our 10 year old has been having symptoms since yesterday…congestion, sore throat. He now has fever. I am taking him in to be tested. Jesus, I trust in you!

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        1. Prayers to you, Becky, for your whole family. I don’t doubt that there have been Covid cases even with people being on preventative pill IVM. I think the viral load is so high now with the spike protien shedding from all the vaccinated people walking around, this is why. Did you know that when someone is given a mRNA gene therapy experimental jab, 40 TRILLION messenger RNA is injected into that person, and from this mRNA, the spike protien of Covid is manufactured in that person? Scary, but yes.

          But, I have no doubt that even when I got Covid after being on weekly vet-IVM, the preventative dose already in my system helped me get over Covid in 11 days, in spite of the fact that I am 67 years old and overweight. Having any IVM on hand is better than not having anything to fight this thing. And that is what some doctors are doing…telling their Covid positive patients to go home, rest, and take Tylenol. And to call them if symptoms get worse. It’s when symptoms first show up that the patient should be treated aggressively with an early treatment protocol of Ivermectin! The medical profession overall and its regulatory agencies have failed the American people.

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  2. Confusion and chaos are not from God.
    Help us dear Lord to stay on this very narrow balance beam. Help us to keep our focus on you, Lord. Looking either right or left is terrifying.

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    1. Agree, Sheryl, and what is so amazing is that we had just seen it the night before in a video that included some skits by the Monty Python guys. It’s a classic!

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  3. Amen Charlie! I agree with everything you said and am grateful to hear you say it.

    By the way my son who is an Army Infantry Officer texted this to our family last night:

    “In case anyone is wondering how the withdrawal from Afghanistan is going, the Afghan National Army is retreating out of nearly every remote area of the country as they have no logistical support for munitions or food. And they’re not being paid. The taliban already has almost everything they had before the invasion.”

    Has this been in the news anywhere? I have to admit I watch the mainstream news sparingly these days as I have to keep my sanity somehow😀.

    God Bless all of you here! I am grateful for all of you who are trying like heck to fight the good fight😊.

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    1. Beth, Mark Levine was talking about Afghanistan today and he mentioned the Taliban almost have total control as you said. Horrible things are happening to those who helped the US. And our feckless resident in the Whitehouse begs the Taliban to not attack the embassy. We are on display to our enemies as weak. God help us.

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    2. No munitions, or food and not being paid… and here I thought they just weren’t brave enough to
      fight for their country.
      Just watched a tv interview of the taliban. Yes they will follow sharia law (means cutting off hand, stoning etc) and they will allow girls in school, until they are 12 yrs old.
      …”Eternal Father, we offer you the Body and the Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Dearly Beloved Son,
      Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world…”

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    3. Beth, it’s heartbreaking. There is a story on Fox; I don’t look at any garbage news sites. Now they’re sending some troops back to evacuate embassy people. They (troops) must be so p****d, not only to be doing this, but thinking of all the American blood spilled in that country.
      We are a multi-generation military family and news about the military is so important to me; I feel pain at every tragic event. God keep them safe!

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  4. I frankly can’t see how anyone can call what clearly is NOT a vaccine, a vaccine. Yes, it’s easier to say than “experimental genetic intervention” but that’s all. It is not the same substance or the same mechanism as a true vaccine. Calling it one is like calling a fruit fly a Stealth Bomber. When people misuse vocabulary to support an idea, beware!

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    1. Don’t know about fruit flies, but if you saw some of the horse flies that target and harass us on the trail, you might honestly confuse them for stealth bombers.

      No small wonder that we’re losing this battle with words at present, what with the vast majority of media outlets either confused or completely in the bag for the adversary. Bigger megaphone.

      Speak truth. OK, that’s good, but what does that mean? I think of Mother Theresa of Calcutta and the fact that she was very good with words, although sparing with the actual talk (i.e. – she let her ‘doing’ do the talking). And what Grace-filled doing with the Light of Christ blazing for even the most blind!!!

      Do what we’ve been doing, continue getting what we’ve been getting.

      Losing ground? Light it up.

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      1. …”but if you saw some of the horse flies that target and harass us on the trail, you might honestly confuse them for stealth bombers.” = smile of the day, (yesterday was Beckita!)

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    2. Actually, Sheryl, language here is absolutely key. When something is a vaccine, the manufacturer has zero liability for harm. If it is a medical device, the manufacturer is liable. Since “they” knew these spike-producing medical devices would harm a lot of people, they have made sure to change the definition to include these. They are making many billions of dollars as their product is killing tens of thousands and incapacitating millions, but hey, no liability! So it’s all good. They think. When people around the country find out what these Pharma folks have done to them, I would not be surprised if their manufacturing and office facilities will be looted and burned to the ground. Pharma is a “dead man walking.”

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        1. Katicos, I didn’t know that. Go anywhere on line and look up the definition, and you will find them all changed. This could be the little door through which a very big Mack truck drives to roll over Pharma.

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          1. Steve, I went to USPO and tried to find a definition and could not find…anything!
            Evidently, I don’t know how to do that. Could you give me some direction, please?
            Thanks so much, katey in OR

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  5. You tell em Charlie!!!!

    Loved the whole piece and I agree with you WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!

    This paragraph really spoke to me:

    “But the Lord has neither forgotten nor abandoned you. There is a common, but silly, saying that, “The Lord will never give you more than you can handle.” Nonsense! The Lord frequently gives you more than you can handle, particularly when your hubris runs highest. It is His way of calling you back to reliance on Him again. The Lord often gives you more than you can handle, but never more than He can handle. He is calling you now. Will you answer Him?”

    Please Lord, keep giving us more than we can handle to help us pound down our reliance on ourselves and help us to rely more on you!!!

    Hubris is a terrible and sneaky thing!😩. Ya push something evil out in one area, and the darn hubris comes in the other side. 😩✝️🙏📿

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  6. Charlie, Thanks for another excellent review. I have been wondering about the willingness of many people to keep accepting what the Government says about the Covid, even after Fauci and the CDC have repeatedly changed their stories and commands, and believe I’ve seen the answer now. Fox just posted a survey that found that the majority of registered Democrats favor Socialism over our form of regulated Capitalism.

    Thus, it appears that the majority of Democrats, having been “educated” by socialist inclined unionized teachers in the public schools and even in the “best” colleges, believe as faith that big government social welfare is superior to individual initiative, and reject hard work financed by Capitalism as the means for creating higher living standards and retaining individual freedoms.

    The media are silent about the economic chaos and social degeneration in Venezuela and Cuba as current obvious examples of big government realities. Big government is their new religion, and in it they have a child’s faith that their education has made them smart about how the world works, or ought to work.

    And, as before mentioned, all of our churches have failed miserably to counter the Progressive Democrats and admitted Marists (e.g., BLM leadership) with clear cut sermons about how Godless Socialism/Communism is inherently evil.

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  7. I haven’t read your whole post yet, Charlie, but I will.

    People will be heartened to know that medical professionals (mainly nurses, I think) are standing up in Washington State. I started a thread on our CORAC website, “Vaxxx Mandate Resister Heroes,” which offers some inspirational examples.

    My first post there was written by a very experienced nurse who has done a lot of research on the vaxxx. I have shared a couple of your posts with her, and she agrees with your analysis and description.

    “Be not afraid.” ~ Something that Jesus and Saint John Paul II the Great said many times.

    Sister Bear

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  8. Tractor supply stores sell Ivermectin.
    I prefer the “horse paste” stuff rather than the liquid meant for injections.

    There are (or there were last I looked) some YouTube video’s showing you how to dose yourself with the paste stuff. It’s not too hard to figure out, you just need a little bit for a standard human dose.
    Just don’t buy the topical Ivemectin “dip”, it has some other stuff in there not meant to be swallowed .

    I know Ann Barnhart is rather controversial ( and as Crewdog says, she is a “firebrand”) but she does have a decent webpage all about Ivermectin and dosages https://www.barnhardt.biz/ivermectin/

    You can get Zinc tablets in the vitamin section of your local supermarket.

    The Hydroxy needs a doctor’s Rx.

    Looking forward to seeing Steve BC ‘s updated take on covid prevention/treatment.

    Thanks,
    Go’Shenite

    PS — I often lurk here, but only sometimes comment. I gave my notice and retired from my job recently. I worked at a group home for the handicapped, and there just isn’t any staff.
    Over 30 years and I couldn’t take it anymore. Trying to be the only supervisor present most of the time and trying to find coverage and working alone when no one else shows up, as well as doing all the other responsibilities was too much. I told them I might re-apply in the fall as just an aide. I miss all the folks but I just needed a break.
    Please pray for them, and for me. I hope they won’t be requiring the staff to get the vaccine, but there are rumors flying that they will be making it mandatory, and if that’s so I guess I won’t be back.

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    1. The injectable Ivermectin is 1% ivermectin, 49% glycerol formal and 50% propylene glycol. So you know exactly what is in it, and all perfectly fine for human consumption. Can you get a full ingredients list for the paste?

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    2. Be careful of the Horse Paste, it is difficult to measure out for your body weight.
      (I know of at least one instance where a person OD’d on the horse paste)
      The “liquid” ivermectin you get at places like farm stores, are typically for application to skin. (called “pour-on)
      The liquid I prefer, and am referring to, is brand name “Ivomec” on the outside of the container it comes in.
      The calculations are easy, and measurement also easy, using a syringe to measure it, then, a little at a time, rub it on your skin. (do NOT take internally, nor inject)
      flccc.net will show recommended doses. do NOT confuse ML (Mili-Liters) with MG (Mili-Grams)
      Do the math, then have someone else verify it before you continue.
      BE SURE TO pay attention to the strength/potency of the liquid product. i.e. 1ml of the “liquid” contains 5mg of the active ingredient…

      The recommended dose listed on flccc.net changes occasionally, and currently (as of today) varies from 0.02mg to 0.06mg(of ivermectin active ingredient), per kg of body weight.
      but the dose you might need greatly depends on other details.

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      1. KEVIN;
        No disrespect to the person you “know of” but if they literally overdosed on ivermectin horse paste they had to be either horribly bad at following simple instructions or spectacularly stupid. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and say it was probably the former.

        Regarding pour-on formulations, I hope you’re not recommending people rub that on their skin. If you are meaning the injectable should be used topically, that’s wrong too. Again no disrespect intended but I’m thinking your post could be very confusing to somebody new to this topic. I’ve been taking the 1% injectable monthly since last fall as a prophylaxis. I measure out 1.25 cc (as calculated for my weight) into a couple ounces of plain water, swirl it around a little and down the hatch.

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        1. Dear CHRISTOPHER J,
          No, I do not know the person, but do know it happened. I will make no other judgements on them. Miscalculations and misunderstandings are easy to do, especially if you have no experience in anything like that during your life/career.

          No worries, After I clicked the big bad “post” button, I realized I didn’t word it very well. Sure wish we could edit our posts during the time they are being “approved”
          My post sounded a little like I was picking on the Horse Paste specifically, when I should have worded it more generically, as a warning to pay close attention to any/all calculations.

          If enough people hurt themselves doing this sort of thing, it will ruin it for everyone else!!!

          Yes, the Pour-on is designed specifically to be absorbed through “skin”, and that is exactly how it should be applied, and in no other way. That is exactly how I use it, and for several other people I know. It works perfectly.
          Yes, I meant what I said and said what I meant when I wrote:
          …”The liquid I prefer, and am referring to, is brand name “Ivomec” on the outside of the container it comes in. The calculations are easy, and measurement also easy, using a syringe to measure it, then, a little at a time, rub it on your skin. (do NOT take internally, nor inject)”…

          I did not see the injectable liquid, and am unfamiliar with it. But if it’s working for you, that’s GREAT!!!
          My recommendation to anyone and everyone is still the same: BE SAFE!!!
          It it is designed to be taken orally, don’t use it in any other way.
          If it is designed to be applied topically, don’t use it in any other way.
          If it is designed to be injectable, don’t use it in any other way.
          If there is an exception to the one of the above, I would verify it from more than one reputable source before considering it. Yes, Taking “injectable” formulas “orally”, can be done and I know it is sometimes done in Veterinary medicine. but like I said earlier, Don’t experiment, Get advise from someone you trust, because If enough people get hurt from doing this sort of thing, they will soon become unavailable for public purchase.
          If enough people hurt themselves doing this sort of thing, it will ruin it for everyone else!!!
          Blessings to you/yours, -kevin-

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          1. I just wish doctors would prescribe it and pharmacies would fill it. How upside down that we have to get it from other sources meant for horses. Crazy world.

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        2. Oh, and there goes that “Post” button again.
          Also, Thanks for pointing out to me (prompting me) that I needed more clarification about safety
          I try to make posts short as possible, as a lot of people don’t read long posts, the just “skim” them at most. (except for original post by Charlie of course)
          Blessings, -kevin-

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          1. Hi Kevin

            A nice lady/owner at a local family owned gas station chimed in when I asked a question (it Appalachia, we talk to perfect strangers as neighbors up here , it is wonderful, and also the fastest means of breaking news propagation in the galaxy (!))…

            Anyhoo, she chimed in that she takes ivermectin daily and offered it is “the apple tasting paste for horses” available at the local feed store.

            I already had the covid, will never take the jab and if necessary, I will go get me some apple horse paste then ask the nice lady at the gas station to demonstrate , with me as the test subject, for all present to see.

            Your concern for the welfare of your fellows is admirable and to be commended, yet, when presented with a living breathing nice lady who eats the stuff daily, I will go with the nice lady at the gas station.

            God bless

            t

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            1. Timothy,
              Yes, EXACTLY!!! If the person has been successfully doing that for a while, That’s one of the most “Trusted sources” you can get. Personal, in person experience!!!
              The other kind of trusted source is really hard to come by (medical)
              Blessings, -kevin-

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    3. So sorry to hear about the stress and retirement. We families of residents need to know good staff are assisting our loved ones. I do know that staffing is a problem where my brother is and his house team leader says it’s the worst she’s seen in 25 years. I am praying they don’t lock them down again as they’ve only been back at work for 6 weeks and the 15 month lockdown was SO hard on my brother and all residents. I called him from Ireland almost every day just to give him something to look forward to. God bless you for all the years you worked.

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    4. Go’Shenite, praying for the people in the group home and for your break as you regroup and decide what is next for you.

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  9. Thanks so much, Charlie.
    I, too, have accepted that my friends and family can certainly make the decision for themselves. I just wish they would not keep encouraging me to get it when I am fairly certain (not tested) that we had it and have antibodies. And even if we don’t – my goodness! we’ve survived while not having it. (There might be some faulty logic there.)

    Anyway, our Governor has decreed that we must all mask up, once again. Ahhh, it was such a delight while it lasted. Still, it’s only inside public places. Churches are open.🙏🏽✝️💕

    We are still uncertain what our calling may be for the short and long term. ~ All is quiet on our western front.~ Yes, it’s total insanity up in Portland, but down here in the farmland, pretty quiet. We have enough food right now to feed our entire neighborhood. We donate to the local food bank as well. Oh, and we pray and pray and pray some more. It’s like we are watching a slow-motion train wreck from afar. All our shouting is of no avail. Family. Country. Church! 😧

    All here have my daily prayers. I’m either praying on the way to mass, at mass or on the way back home, but you are ALL in my prayers. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    Dear God, please bless us, everyone,
    katey in Oregon 🙏🏽✝️

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    1. Hi Katey I’m in Forest Grove, Oregon. Was surprised when I went to mass on Friday and was told the Archbishop asks everyone to go back to wearing a mask. I cried through the beginning asking God to give me strength to be obedient. Then a store manager asked me if I needed a mask when I went shopping afterwards so I knew it was official. I wonder if the Archbishop would even read anything that I sent to him about the uselessness and outright danger to physical and psychological health these masks are. I am a public school teacher and am steeling myself for vax mandate possibly coming down the pike. I am going to have a well documented letter of protest and resignation ready if they do. God help us all!

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      1. Hang in there, Dianne. Don’t wear the mask over your nose.

        I actually think the dam is about to break on the news of this stuff, at which point everything will get dropped.

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          1. Yes I have found some more information on the EOCC website about religious exemptions and how they have to accommodate it without reducing my salary or firing me. I suspect they would put me on some kind of job that keeps me out of the classroom or some such thing like that. I won’t quit but I will have a well prepared explanation for HR

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            1. Dianne, do you have a link to the EEOC document that discusses religious exemptions and an employer’s obligation to make accommodations? I’m sure that a lot of people here would find at that helpful.

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        1. I think your right Steve.
          Pretty much everyone I know who has not contracted covid in the last year has caught it in the last 30 days or so so I suspect most Americans will have immunity to Covid 19 sooner than later. As far as the “vaccine” spike spread, this may be something entirely different going forward considering we have never seen what the mRNA genes therapy does to an open population long term.
          It is still serious if left untreated but so is a cut if it gets infected.
          Not sure how all the variants will be delt with by the immune system as time goes by but if it follows the natural history of other pathongins, it should be “normal” for the cold/flu seasons we are used too.

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      2. Yes, Diann, what Steve said! Since we all sit at mass with our faces toward the altar, I keep mine below my nose. Over my nose I get so hot! Just me and my age, I suppose. 😄 katey

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        1. Ok. I am registered but I haven’t really taken the time to get really involved though I definitely want to. I will go look for your post. Is there a specific thread?

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  10. Thank you, Charlie, for the link to Mary Cuff’s article. Beautiful. On a similar vein, Rod Dreher’s “Live Not By Lies” which interviews survivors of the Communist regimes in several countries, focusses very much on the “keeping the beauty in humanity” theme. To be honest, I have not read it, but watched an interview with him after my sister gushed over the book. I think this is also what Mary is speaking to and even you, Charlie: we must preserve what is good, beautiful and true so those who come after us will know and embrace Him who created it. At the same time, knowing the darkness we will likely face, we need to remember that we are “exiles” here on Earth. Heaven is our true home and we must keep that end in sight in order to get through this time.

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    1. Julie, I was reading Rod Dreher in the phase when he was visiting folks in eastern Europe for his book. He shared his experiences in his writing and the reflections from those who lived those times were fascinating. I don’t agree with all of Rod’s take on things, but he’s done some great work. I actually ordered a copy of Live Not By Lies and have yet to get started on it.

      I think a comforting and powerful way to think of our transition through these times is to consider this a contemporary Exodus. In rereading this biblical book, I never tire of being amazed by how God tended to and moved His people through all they experienced… and how humans being whiny, stubborn and controlling places barriers before the Lord and extends the phase of miserable suffering.

      Deliver us, O Lord, in these days,from clutching our bread and water as You offer us milk and honey.

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      1. I like the idea of meditating on Exodus as an example of our COVID journey. The story is very clear that God does not like grumbling.

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        1. Oh yes, Marianne. Every day when praying the Invitatory at the beginning of the Readings in the Divine Office , that reminder is there:

          “Today listen to the voice of the Lord:
          Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did in the wilderness,
          When at Meriba and Massah they challenged me and provoked me,
          Although they had seen all my works.

          Forty years I endured that generation.
          I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray and they do not know my ways.”
          So I swore in my anger, ‘They shall not enter into my rest.’”

          Prayers anew that we can gratefully bend our knees and will, the better to partner with God and be ready to receive Our Lady and her Rescue.
          🙏🔥♥️

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  11. Just read that Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied emergency injunction request from Indiana U. students who challenged the school’s vaccine mandate. She could have referred the matter to the full Court, but opted to act alone.

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  12. “Some are telling me I am using sketchy sites for my information. Oddly enough, on this one, I pretty much agree. I use CDC and NIH sites…”

    I like what you did there!

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    1. I did too, Tim, and enjoyed a hardy laugh. I could pile on several/dare I say all other “Healthcare’ industry alphabet agencies and their partners in crime, insurance/pharma/universities… into that mix from decades of first-hand experience. Sadly, more times than not, even last century, I chose to grin and bear it for the mighty paycheck. Mea culpa.
      I was paid hush money once without understanding what had just happened when I was given a severance package after quitting without notice – first major job in H.C. Business Management as a young idealist in her early 20’s. I was paid a full time salary and was given an expense account for months while I worked part time with a staff that catered to me in finding a new vocation granted to me by a Catholic hospital lay V.P. after voicing valid grievances. I thought he was just being nice! Still young and naive. Twice I appealed denials for unemployment when challenged by bad actors who on both accounts caved and did not bring the case to be heard and approved the request. I finally choose to leave that line of work, as all efforts to find legit work were thwarted and became an honest medical practitioner instead
      It’s gotta start somewhere, yes? 😉

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  13. Hi Charlie,

    I haven’t spoken but I silently read your newsletters. There are two items in here that I would like to comment upon:

    The first has to do with your attitude about the shot. I think it falls perfectly in line with your “next right step” philosophy. I wasn’t thinking that everyone’s next right step isn’t the same. It would depend where you are. Mine may be straight, but if I told someone else to go straight, they may fall off the cliff. Thank you for the reminder.

    The second one is only my experience with the burning Churches in Canada. It is in the paragraph with fear. I would just like to add perspective here and mention it has more to do with anger with the finding of the bodies of children who attended residential schools than fear. It is also unknown if it is the residential school survivors themselves or the indigenous population setting the fires or “justice warriors” fighting a fight that is not theirs.

    Take care, Charlie and the whole community! Peace be with us all.

    Imperfectly in Christ,
    Simone

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    1. I have looked at this issue closely. The “bodies” of children they have found are in cemeteries, buried individually. They are calling cemeteries mass graves. This is an artificially whipped up fury to target Christians.

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      1. Indeed. And the location of all the cemeteries was already published in the Truth and Reconciliation report from a few years ago, so its not news. Trudeau bringing it all up now, and getting people in a tizzy over it, is purely to cause hostility and division.

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        1. And diversion and distraction–“Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain!” The left is super good at that. Instead of listening to the message the doctors from American Frontline were putting out there, the left started smear campaigns against them all. Unfortunately, too many of my family members believed the misinformation and ignored the info that might have helped them make wise and informed decisions. So disheartening.

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          1. Tears….the most tragic thing for me is to know someone has CV and waited the 7-14 days to be in deep (vascular injury, clotting) so hard to treat at that stage. Dr. Mc said 85% would have been helped with the right therapies and should not have died. That’s not 100% but 85% of healing people and keeping them out of the hospital is big. So many prayers!

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    2. Hi, Simone! Nice to “see” you again! I kid you not… a few days ago I thought of you and wondered how you are doing. Glad you turned up in the comment section. 🙂

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      1. Ooo and while you’re ordering at the Supply House, you might take a look at the poster of Virgo Potens. It’s on sale for 75% off and depicts Our Holy Mama fighting for us.

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    1. The last line of the Mary Cuff article:…”And always remember King Arthur’s final injunction to Sir Bedivere in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s beautiful rendition of the Death of Arthur: “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice rise like a fountain…night and day.”

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  14. Charlie, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, for another fantastic post!!!
    I especially LOVED hearing someone else (YOU) say something that I’ve been saying and thinking for several years now!!!
    … “The Lord will never give you more than you can handle.” Nonsense! The Lord frequently gives you more than you can handle, particularly when your hubris runs highest. It is His way of calling you back to reliance on Him again. The Lord often gives you more than you can handle, but never more than He can handle…

    My words/thoughts were nearly the same (concept) as yours!!!
    Our Lord OFTEN gives us more than we can handle. More often than not, because we are prideful of ourselves, and we need the humility.
    Our Lord gives us MORE than we can handle INTENTIONALLY so that we will humble ourselves and ASK FOR HELP.
    Whether asking directly to Him (or indirectly to the Saints/Angels)… Or to the Humans around us (That our Lord has provided for us) who can help us.
    Blessings to you/yours, -kevin-

    Note: Please pray for “grandma” who is recently in hospital with breathing problems.

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    1. Kevin, I have offered a prayer for your grandma!
      I like to think that if we are still breathing, we have handled it all. Of course we can do nothing without God and His grace is sufficient for the day! Flip side view from a pew! ❤

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      1. No, on my “better half’s” side of family, but THANK YOU for your concern!!! (and especially yours and everyone else’s prayers!!!)
        She came down w/ severe soar throat, then bad cough. Her dr did covid test, which came back positive, but with the testing such poor accuracy, we still don’t’ know… but certainly is a possibility.
        Regardless, she got very low oxy level during night and called for ride to hospital.
        Doing better lately but they want her to stay for at least 5 days.

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    2. I also agree that the saying “God does not give you more than you can handle” is ridiculous. I think that the person repeating this nonsense has not yet been tested in the deepest parts of this Valley of Tears. He does and He will with the expectation that He will finally get our attention and that we will show some humility and other virtues.

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  15. I found this video on Ann Barnhardt’s site today. A video explaining what the spike protein does to your capillaries. I have read this on other sites but this video is by Dr. Charles Hoffe who has experience with this issue within his practice.

    Explanation of the ClotShot mechanism of action. It’s permanent and fatal – right side heart failure within three years.

    Summary of the nine minute video clip below:

    -40 trillion mRNA spike protein particles per injection, which spread throughout the entire body

    -Each particle bonds to interior wall of capillaries causing the interior surface of the entire vascular system to become rough like sandpaper instead of the natural smooth blood vessel lining, on the capillary level

    -Body reacts by forming clots and blocking the injured vessels and capillaries. This process is permanent and irreversible

    -Micro-clotting of capillaries is invisible to scans, only the D-Dimer test shows that clotting is happening in the body on a micro level, but not where it is happening

    -Micro-clotting in the lungs causes increased pressure on the right side of the heart which must pump against the blocked capillaries in the lungs. Right side heart failure generally occurs within three years when this pulmonary micro-clotting occurs

    -65% of injected people are returning positive D-Dimer tests

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    1. Karmy, it’s an awesome video and summary. One of our grown kids is a bit of a skeptic b/c there is so much information, false and true. (Another engineer in the family, and engineers really analyze things!) I sent this to him and I hope he’ll take it to heart. Also sent him Mallett’s latest, Top Ten Pandemic Fables. I highly recommend it.
      Thank you for your comment and video!

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  16. I skip the media relations copy and try to go straight to the source studies.
    No spin there.
    Kind of like going straight to magesterial documents instead of “opinion” pieces.
    Big difference.
    The following has been my “boots on the ground” experience with covid.
    My very large family has been going through covid in different stages.
    The first bunch of 10 people had the earliest version with the body aches and loss of smell and taste with stomach and intestinal issues. The kids had very mild symptoms of a day or two only. The adults recovered in less than a week.
    The second wave was in February and was similar to the first wave but with more nasal issues, chest tightening, fever and fatigue (the longest symptom). Using holistic remedies of zinc, vitamin C and D, elderberry juice, aspirin and colloidal silver in a nebulizer of the 15 people sick, only two had symptoms for more than a week the rest went 2 to 5 days with only one (32 year old) having “long covid” symptoms of loss of taste for a few weeks.
    The current wave with the rest of my children and grandchildren and a few in-laws, ( about 30 people so far) have symptoms very similar to the common cold with fever, congestion, sore throat and cough.
    Again, the kids have slight symptoms for a day or two while the adults are sick longer. This phase seems to be lasting longer for some with a persistent fever but it’s possible that a secondary “tag-along” infection is contributing to this as a biproduct of the lockdowns creating a weaker immune response. This is the same phenomenon that we see in isolated children whose parents “protect” them because they “get sick easy” but this is exactly why they get sick easy. According to Dr Huang:
    “I haven’t seen anything like this in 20 years of working as a virologist,” said Dr. Huang. “There’s usually a degree of pre-existing immunity due to the previous winter cold/flu season infections. When you don’t have that kind of protection, it’s a bit like a wildfire. The fire can just continue, and the chain of transmission keeps going.”
    https://dnyuz.com/2021/07/22/why-everyone-has-the-worst-summer-cold-ever/

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    1. Hi Gang, 😉

      I have seasonal allergies, Spring worst, for which I take a prescription. Until last year, I would go-off the Meds in Winter/High Summer to give my ol’ Bod a break.
      This year & last I experienced never ending Allergy Season? I have not taken de Jab or taken the, now known as worthless, Plague Test, i may very well have had the Plague. How would you “tell” mild Plague from my usual bad Spring Allergy?
      Anyway! Today I took my 3rd/last dose of Ivermectin (Mon, Wed,Fri) with the only side effect being a slightly upset stomach for a couple of hours. I’ll now take it once a week. …….. I don’t know if Ivermectin Did-It but my sinuses are not runnin’ like they have been for weeks? I will now
      Merry WeekEnd 😉

      GOD SAVE ALL HERE!

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  17. Thanks Charlies for this GREAT article…AND GREAT PICTURE!!! We may not survive individually but like the last link clearly state …the CHURCH will!  The Bride of Christ is guaranteed survival and will do so in glory! The country CANNOT be fixed until the Church is, and that does not seem to be happening as quickly as desired by many.  Remembering Paul Harvey, a famous Protestant commentator as you know, said that he believed all Christians must pray for Rome.  I had not yet returned to the faith when I heard that, but struck me odd that a Protestant would say such a thing.  He knew, and many know, that the way of Rome is the way of the world.Young blood is arousing in the vocations, and a few bishops will do their best to protect them, but the struggle will be long.  Just as the Marxist now in control will NOT give up their power and control – thinking they have won, so is it with many black sheep shepherds who think they have permanently secularized the Church into man’s power.  Whoa to man who takes HIS BRIDE and becomes vulgar to her.Thank you Charlie for the continued the three step program…1.  RECOGNIZE God2.  Thank HIM for EVERYTHING3.  And DO the NEXT BEST THING  Much mahalo and God bless each of you here…aloha

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      1. That’s such a great, quote-worthy line! I also am particularly fond of C.S. Lewis’: “The Dwarves are for the Dwarves!”

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    1. Perhaps they want to have all people vaccinated so that there won’t be possibility of comparison in the future of who fared better between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated…

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      1. Hi Pawel.  It was really a rhetorical question.  I was not looking for an answer, but hope to generate thought on the lunacy of the federal government and what they are trying to do.  Although, it would be interesting to understand what the underlying motivation is, their reaction is bizarre and defies logic.  But then….. The left has changed all the rules.  They do not care about truth and logic.—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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  18. Charlie wrote:

    “Mary Cuff, of Crisis Magazine, wrote a piece nearly two weeks ago that has mesmerized me ever since. Hauntingly evocative of what we have lost and hopeful of what we may yet become – and the price to be paid to get from here to there, it is a definitive piece for our times. If you read no other link from this article, please read this one.”

    This is St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta! This is the prayer attributed to her to do it anyways!

    There is a lot of peace and security to be had here. TY.

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    1. LittleLight, I have St. Mother Theresa’s do it anyways prayer hanging in my livingroom. It is so full of hope and courage. I think that is why I was drawn to it so many years ago.

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  19. Father God is teaching us how to hear the Holy Spirit in this noisy, busy, materialistic world. We’ve been blessed for so long that most people now rely on all the authoritative voices shouting at us. We can rarely hear the quiet whispers of the Holy Spirit when we take what the world tell us is true as our gospel. It can be painful sometimes to realize how reliant we are on our Lord when we thought that the news media, the scientists, the doctors, the political party we favor, the professors etc. had all the answers. God loves us so much and wants to talk to his children. Jesus is at the Father’s right hand interceding and bringing us back home through this trial. God bless you Charlie. Stand strong.

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  20. Charlie is most correct re fear. There certainly seems to be a lot of fear all around the world. It appears that we are all holding our breath until the next shoe drops. It is not just apprehension re the virus. Developments on the geopolitical front as well as rapid leftist changes in the West seem to be ready to turn the world upside down. I also find it very sad to see Afghanistan being overrun by the Taliban and to see what is happening to women as well as those that cooperated with western troops and services. They are going back to the Dark Ages, it seems. I make no opinions on whether we should have stayed there, but the fallout from leaving is just awful. The depravities of the Taliban run deep. I think that only Our Lord can touch the hearts and minds of those vicious people who justify evil acts with twisted religious ideas. No amount of education can change them……China is becoming much more confident and aggressive. There is no doubt in my mind that our long time foes are rejoicing at our growing weaknesses and internal troubles. Weakness invites aggression from the bullies in the world on every front (both domestic and international). Everyone knows that Biden is the poster child for weakness. And yet our enforcement agencies ignore the latest Supreme Court ruling and enforce the Biden objectives This is fear at work.

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  21. Thank you all for your prayers for myself and also for the staff and folks back at the group home. You all are also in my prayers.

    Here’s a Youtube video on the “horse paste” ingredients: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkTL63inh08

    And here is a video of someone answering questions about it, how to store it and how to take and measure a dose:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZJ_jwMnvJ4 but as to how **frequently** to take it, I’ve heard as a preventative just once a month, and for an active infection I’ve heard take it once daily 3x’s a week (for example, take 1 dose Monday, skip a day, take another dose Wednesday, skip a day and take last dose on Friday).

    I hope this helps.
    Go’Shenite

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  22. Thanks Charlie, both this post and the last one were great! Read the last one aloud to Jason. We laughed at the child analogy of what’s new to them…Jason used to say that all the time when they were little- that they were on the learning curve of life, knowing nothing, learning everything

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  23. Please note that I am NOT a medical doctor;

    Charlie is absolutely correct in his warnings about the dangers of the Covid-19 shots. Firstly, he’s right in refusing to call it a vaccine. Experimental cell modification would be a far more accurate title. Furthermore, there are no medium to long term tests that have been conducted to determine its safety. Lastly, many expert doctors have warned us about the injections connection to dangerous blood clots.

    Please, please spend awhile in reading the following about the alarming results that doctors have found in those who have gone ahead and taken the so-called “vaccine”;

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/from-shots-to-clots-covid-vaccine-induced-blood-clots/

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  24. Great article. I have 50 years of laboratory medicine background. What I know to be reality and the “message” being pushed are so different from one another, that it gives me a weird feeling of “who/what do you trust.” History stories of dictators rising to power seem too close to current events. I have to apply for a religious exemption of the “gene therapy.” My Bishop has already refused exemptions for local Catholic colleges. I did find a helpful site – National Catholic Bioethics Center. They have a good statement of Catholic teaching. (Cdl Cupich is “leaning” on them to change it – so that is a good recommendation of its orthodoxy!) Their home page has this link PDF for individuals. I am not likely to get a priest in the diocese to sign it, but I will try to use it as the source of my own “sure” conscience decision. Since it is national, others may find it helpful. So many are being pressured into difficult choices.

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    1. A friend texted me this, this morning. Sure is a sign of hope for me. Truth and courage!

      Oh my goodness. The Hospital employees in Memphis have an anti mandatory vax FB page. They are singing like canaries about how most of the patients are vaccinated and how The hospitals are lying to the media and not reporting numbers correctly.
      I took some pictures of posts from their comments from nurses and scratched out names before it gets taken down.

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  25. Life is so ironic. My dauter in law’s sister works for the CDC. They’re all jabbed up and ultra cautious. We spent a few days with them up in International Falls, MN. They requested we get a covid test– did a quick over the counter test– before we joined them since we won’t vaxxx. Negative test. I wonder if our living normally has been a good thing for our immune systems? And we’ve taken d3, zinc, vit c, calcium for 18 months. Anyway, found out today the CDC employee has gotten covid in spite of or because of the vaxx. Who knows?

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    1. Your 2nd link about the Idaho Dr is excellent.
      He explains how vitamin D is so critically important for everything.
      Also gives the best incentive for loosing weight ever.
      He definitely believes ivermectin should be shouted from the rooftops.
      He says out of the 1/2 million deaths in N America,there would be 375 thousand less deaths; there’s blood on the hands of bureaucrats in Washington who suppressed this information.

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      1. Manasses, having exceeded all in fury and tyranny, and having subverted the legal form of worship, and shut up the temple, and caused the deceit of idolatry to flourish, and having become more ungodly than all who were before him, when he afterwards repented, was ranked among the friends of God. Now if, looking to the magnitude of his own iniquities, he had despaired of restoration and repentance, he would have missed all which he afterwards obtained: but as it was, looking to the boundlessness of God’s tender mercy instead of the enormity of his transgressions, and having broken in sunder the bonds of the devil, he rose up and contended with him, and finished the good course. 2 Chronicles 33:10-19 To Theodore After His Fall (St. John Chrysostom) 6
        Hope for us all, and for Pope Francis, that no sinner is beyond repentance, forgiveness and Mercy.

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  26. For those reading this today, let’s unite with our bishops and priests who are taking up the invitation of Archbishop Viganò to renew the prayer and fasting on this day.

    In this moment of very serious spiritual and material crisis in which the public authorities support the plans of the New World Order and the shepherds are silent accomplices in the face of the destruction of society and of the Church of Christ Herself, it is our sacred duty to unite ourselves to the spiritual battle, aligning ourselves without hesitation under the banners of Christ our King and Mary our Queen.

    The Lord has given to bishops and priests the power to cast out demons in His name. Already, on Holy Saturday of 2020, many of them welcomed my appeal with generosity and a supernatural spirit.

    Today, I intend to renew this appeal.

    I ask, therefore, my venerable brothers in the episcopate and priesthood to dedicate the vigil of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary to prayer and fasting and to reciting the Exorcismus in Satanam et Angelos Apostaticos of Leo XIII (Rituale Romanum, Tit. XII, Caput III), at the hour of 12 noon in Rome.

    This sacramental will be placed under the mantle of the most fearful adversary of the infernal powers so that the choral prayer of the ministers of God will remove from the Church and the world the snares of the enemy of mankind, which today threaten society, families, individuals and, in a particular way, the faithful of Christ.

    The secularized world and, along with it, not a few shepherds, will be able to mock this appeal and the exorcism itself, considering it the legacy of a past to be cancelled along with the Faith of our fathers.
    It is our sacred duty to unite ourselves to the spiritual battle.
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    But we know well that, although we are unworthy sinners, a power has been given to us by Our Lord which terrorizes the Gates of Hell and its servants.

    In the silence and fasting which prepares us for the Feast of the Assumption of the Queen of Heaven, let us invoke the Most Holy Virgin, terrible as an army set in battle array, and St. Michael the Archangel, the patron of the Holy Church and prince of the heavenly hosts.

    + Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop

    12 August 2021
    Sanctae Clarae Virginis

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  27. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! 😉

    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/wwii-veteran-sings-national-anthem-baseball

    https://www.lifenews.com/2021/08/13/nancy-pelosi-arrests-pro-life-americans-protesting-her-plan-to-fund-abortions/

    Actually! I’m thinking it’s time for the Pew Peon Sheep to go find the Lost Shepards and kick them in their ample butts!
    https://www.ncregister.com/blog/dear-priests-post-covid-outreach

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/why-do-some-people-support-tyranny-while-others-defy-it

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/08/a_dod_official_exposes_the_intellectual_bankruptcy_of_diversity.html

    Not to Worry! Obama & DC Fuehrer Bunker Team have matters well in hand.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-departs-for-vacation-as-multiple-crises-escalate

    Considering it’s the 20th Anniversary and PuppetPrez/Friend’s disastrous Open Borders, Defund Police, Middle East and Hate White People Policies …. Ya might might want to avoid regions where THEY are in control!
    https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-religion-race-and-ethnicity-bfde115ff5407b2e2042c8108f8ca270

    https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/567561-when-kabul-falls-america-is-in-danger-again

    I have NO doubt that this is correct and probably only part of the Big & Evil AGENDA ;-(

    https://rumble.com/vkygqa-must-see-damning-video-explaining-how-why-and-who-stole-election.html

    ……. but it is NOW painfully obvious that Our DOJ/FBI (all Alphabet Agencies!) & Federal Courts are corrupt …. as is BigTech & Media …. even Our Church …. so…..!!??

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/how-much-worse-can-it-get/

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/08/the-week-in-pictures-peak-liberal-hypocrisy-edition.php

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  28. This was sent to me recently, it is a short (about 20 min) video.
    A man got pneumonia, and his wife is telling the story about what all the hospital/staff did to “apparently” try their best to drag it out for a long time. Did the quick covid test which of course came back positive because they cranked the sensitivity of the testing now days way up.
    She described how she insisted on common sense treatment, instead of the cdc “protocol”
    Because she forced them to her treatment, her husband walked out of the ICU in a record of 3.5 days.

    This is scarily parallel to our Grandma currently in the Hospital in Montana… They simply x-rayed her lungs and said that she has a rare version of covid… SAY WHAT???

    https://grandmageri422.me/2021/08/12/our-first-hand-icu-story-what-is-actually-killing-people-in-the-hospital/

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  29. Sundance has a post with a transcript of Dr. Frank’s presentation at the pillow guy’s symposium.

    What struck me was his repetition of the phrase, “that was a Divine Appointment”.

    His solution echoes Charlie’s Ballad of the Ordinary Man, as Dr. Frank states that our country is now dead and it is up to us to build anew.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/08/14/transcript-of-dr-douglas-g-frank-presentation-during-cyber-symposium/#more-215316

    I thought others here would be heartened by the tale of God’s army rising.

    God bless

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  30. Hear, hear. Timothy did you watch the presentation? At times it was a hot mess! That being said, I was awestruck by the bits and pieces I caught in this three-day event. Not as much by the speakers but by the troubleshooting, collaborations, courage and strides happening live and in person. There were indeed great speakers as well as revelations about the election fraud discovered and witnessed by those in attendance in real-time.
    Mike, his crew and guests were targeted non-stop with slings and arrows, hackers, and attackers and they just kept marching on. It was truly a witness to grace under fire. One of the final announcements was that the many legislators in attendance who, on their own volition, felt moved to meet and collaborate with each other for an hour after the lunch break all three days and announced they decided to form an election integrity caucus.
    This clearly was not just about politics. It was centered on leaving a lasting and loving legacy for the generations to come. One planet, all of humanity under God. ❤
    https://frankspeech.com/

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  31. OK, here’s a throwback theme from distant days on the blog for the old-timers looking a for a second wind. A theme that has nothing to do with what we’re talking about, and everything to do with what we’re talking about.

    Can’t help myself though, since the White Sox and Yankees recently met on the Field of Dreams in the Iowa corn. Evokes memories of a wee lad getting his first glimpse of the old Comiskey Park… emerging into that magnificent interior space and getting nearly overwhelmed with the sights, sounds and smells. Folding down that rickety seat and trying to settle in well below head level of the guys in front of him. Then dad hands that kid a dog (a real dog, an honest to goodness Chicago dog… mustard only), with his old grandad on the other side of him –– who suddenly looks like a kid again –– giving him a little wink and a joyous grin.

    At such times a kid could only wonder. Is this Heaven?

    Maybe not Heaven, but certainly a little whiff of what we’re fighting for.

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      1. Iowa corn is mighty special, though Northern Indiana corn is right up there. Better leave it at that, lest Doug show up again and try to reintroduce the heresy of ketchup and mayo as suitable hot dog condiments. I fear for his soul.

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        1. Thanks for reminding me MP.  Yup.  At the shack now with Lambzie.  We got our ketchup and a fresh pack of hot dogs on our way up.—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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              1. Yeah, hotdogs with ketchup and mustard and pickel relish and onions and sauerkraut and chili sauce and……ahh! And a beer! Heavenly, just like baseball of old.

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                1. Seriously, is it not playing? Hmmm… Go to YouTube and type in “Monty Python she’s a witch.” You’ll laugh your head off.

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          1. It was a good one, wasn’t it, Mick!? To add a thought in noting that Indiana has some great corn, I don’t doubt it. Just wondering if there’s a song to sing of it? Here’s one I learned in sixth grade as prep for a field trip to the state capital:

            We’re from I-O-way, I-O-way.
            State of all the land,
            Joy on ev-‘ry hand.
            We’re from I-O-way, I-O-way.
            That’s where the tall corn grows

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          1. Ah, God is not a Chicagoan, but He is a just God – so He candidly recognizes when even the denizens of that benighted city get something right. It may, in fact, be the thread of virtue that leads many Chicagoans back to Him.

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            1. God is so powerful that even folks that eat hotdogs with ketchup can be saved.  After all the sinners of ketchup on hotdogs are entering the kingdom faster than the pharisees of hotdogs and mustard.  😎—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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        1. I’ll concede that He might not provide ketchup, but I pray that He provide coney sauce; hot dogs without coney sauce are barely edible.

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          1. Just so folks don’t get confused, “coney sauce” is just regional speak for chili dog. Have at it Michigander, but denizens of these parts generally can’t look at a chili dog until Summer is officially over.

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            1. To the Domer: Au contraire, mon ami… In this little corner of the Great Lakes State, coney dogs and chili dogs are different species. Chili dogs have actual chili on them. Ugh. I love chili, but not on dogs. Coney dogs around here are dogs topped with what is essentially sloppy-joe filling made with ground rather than shredded beef. Ah… that is one heavenly dog.

              To Charlie: I read your “Theology of the Hot Dog” missive to my sons. We all laughed ourselves silly, and now I’m craving a hot dog (with coney sauce, natch).

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              1. Don’t know what to tell you, Mick. My R.E. was primarily in the hands of Dominicans and they were firm on this: dogs with coney sauce and chili dogs were basically the same, so I’ve been preaching that ever since. Later Franciscan instruction made me a little more flexible, so I’ll at least acknowledge coney sauce as beanless chili. We could haggle over a coupla’ ingredients or just chalk it up to minor regional differences in the form. What’s really perplexing to me is how your state –– one of the top 5 dry bean producers in the country –– could even consider slathering ‘beanless chili’ on a dog.

                In the end, I can’t decide whether to celebrate these differences or lament the state of disunity in frankdom.

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                1. My understanding is authentic chilli actually has no beans.  So it could he a coney dog is a genuinely authentic chili dog.  So what you think of as a chili dog may be an imposter.—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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          2. Coney sauce?  I never heard of coney sauce.  Now where did I put my ketchup?  Pass the dogs please……—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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            1. Coney sauce is the Byzantine Rite of hot dog theology – a nice change from time to time. I was always told it came from Coney Island in New York, but as it seems to be mostly a midwestern thing, I have become agnostic on that. The full Chicago Dog – on a poppy seed bun – is the Latin Rite form of receiving a dog. Dogs with “mustard alone” are popular among Chicagoans who protest the rigidity of the Latin Rite form – thus Protestants. But ketchup?! In the dog world, that’s the equivalent of millenarianism (which, I must admit, is popular in many disciplines these days – but still wrong.)

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                1. Was shaking my head affirmatively through three reads of his last comment before pausing to wonder if he was being serious or not. I say “serious,” but it’s possible he was just enjoying a well-deserved wallow.

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            1. Juls, coney sauce is made with browned ground beef, to which are added the following: tomato sauce cooked down until it’s thick (but not anywhere as thick as tomato paste), a splash of apple cider vinegar, some diced onions and sweet peppers, a touch of sugar (or apple butter or honey), salt, and some spices. It is served hot on top of a plain dog in a bun. Or, if there turns out to be more coney sauce than hot dogs (as often happened when I was a kid because my older brothers ate like horses), the bun was filled with just coney sauce. Ah, those were some good times, with some good eats. 🙂

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              1. Yum Mick, sounds like my kind of sauce! I will have to try that. It sounds a little like chili without the beans or chili powder.

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                1. Yeah, Juls, it’s a little like chili without the beans or chili powder. But it’s thicker and it is a bit sweet. Anf if you throw some beans and chili powder in it, put it in a casserole dish, top it with corn-bread batter, and bake it… then you have hamburger corn-pone pie. 🙂

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    1. How stinkin’ cool was that?! My husband and daughter have been talking about this since Thursday, but this is the first I’ve actually seen of it. Thanks for the link, MP.

      I remember when Field of Dreams came out. I loved it then, and I love it now. Maybe I’ll rent it and watch it later today.

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      1. It seems Field of Dreams movie has endeared itself to a new generation. Amazon sales of the DVD went from 3,500s ranking all the way up to #6 in the past few days.
        ( here’s a humorous exchange between 2 greats….)

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    1. I leave your link up but remove the quote of text below it. Readers can go to the Quora site and read all the comments themselves. Quora?! Seriously, Quora?! An open-access site that anyone can post on using any name, phony or real, and say anything without vetting? That is your proof?!

      Meantime, IJVTPR is a peer-reviewed scholarly open-access journal. You don’t argue contrary to that- because it is. It’s just one you don’t like and wish was NOT a peer-reviewed journal because it does publish research, in some cases, that is critical of some vaccines. The critic you cited from “Quora” cherry-picked the non-doctor and non-epidemiology related medical specialties on the board to attack it, but carefully left out the full list of editorial board members. Your critic also screamed about having a lawyer on the board. Really?! You sure don’t know much about publications that also include editorials, letters and commentaries – most of which include a lawyer or two if they can, because of potential liability issues when dealing with controversial matters. Even a bright high schooler understands that the lawyers are not there to do medical research.

      If you are sincere, you need to spend a lot more time knowing about the full characteristics of medicine, peer-review, and professional journals rather than just shopping around for anything negative you can find, regardless of source. Quora?! I normally don’t let commenters use that at all to illustrate their points, because it is so loose and utterly without standards. You can literally just make it up as you go along there. But I made an exception here so people could see how desperate some of the screeching authoritarians are.

      For everyone else, Quora is still banned for citations here. This exception was merely for illustration purposes of why it is banned, not a change in policy.

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        1. Yours was good, too, Beckita. I’m glad it’s up. And I’m glad to see that Tom did a candid post, himself, and offered apologies. I know it is hard for people to discern these days – particularly when dark forces are throwing so much chaff out. I am hoping that Tom may become a valued member of our community here. His willingness to take responsibility is something I value highly.

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      1. My apologies. I am very much perplexed by the whole vaccine thing. My instincts are to not trust much of anything the government is involved in these days, but I have two brothers that are MD’s and what I posted was a direct reply from one of them that has done a lot of research on the whole thing. In defense of him, he has been overwhelmed by a LOT of skepticism from family and friends and his replies are tending to get shorter and shorter.

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        1. Thomas, thank you, that was a gracious response. I try hard to separate the serious people who are troubled from the mere cranks who are trying to trouble others. It is bloody hard these days because there is such a whirlwind of information coming, much of it false – and to my sorrow, much false stuff coming from my side…but more false stuff coming from officials. It is hard and I do err – and have sympathy for those doctors who were never much in the way of research, but wanted to – and once could – trust the official sources. My thanks for your gracious apology and my apologies that I came off more than a bit tart.

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        2. As another moderator of replies and managing editor for Charlie’s site, I’m responding to your comment, Thomas, with gratitude for you candor. I have more than a few friends who are doctors and who acknowledge something Charlie has expressed in his previous pieces: the very training these docs have received in medicine has found them ill-equipped to respond to the current crisis. Those factors include the way medicine has become so specialized for many docs. The specialists I personally know subscribe to sites for docs which include the latest understandings on how to diagnose and treat certain conditions. Seems everyone is engaged in a specialty silo and the general practitioners are so cautious that they send patients on to those with specialties. Several years ago, when I was given a diagnosis concerning a health issue, it was THE most frustrating scenario that no one was willing to look at my situation in light of my whole body and it’s interconnectedness to the specialty care… not to mention body and mental health as a hugely connected reality.

          Throw in all the misinformation and disinformation and, we’ll, it’s gotta be hard to be in the medical field right now.

          Glad you’re with us in community, Thomas, as we support one another while making our way through this Storm.

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        3. To drift a bit from vaccines, here is why I do not trust the federal government on this.  When taken right, Ivermectin is about as harmless as aspirin as I understand it.  Sooo…….  If data is showing it cuts down on death rate 85% and the risk is nill, why would a doctor not prescribe it?  If it does not work, what harm has been done?  My point is it does not matter if the data is accurate or there were not officially sanctioned blind trials or the evidence is anecdotal.  So what?  When the risk is nill compared to death, it is a no brainer decision to take it.  If a doctor cannot recognize this, he/she should not be in practice.  Now, if the federal government cannot grasp this logic, they are shear idiots.  Wait.  I am too kind.  Ok.  It is malfeasance.  That is criminal.  Why would I trust an organization that is criminal?—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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          1. OH Doug, I understand what you are saying. This has been my argument to my husband.

            Unfortunately, there is the reality of liability. HUGE liability! Deviate from “Standard of care” and protocol and something go wrong. You just wait to be served. Huge fines, loss of license, etc… From what I understand and I could be wrong, but I don’t think any protections were approved or put into place for physicians during the pandemic as far as treatment (use of out side of the ordinary treatments) of patients.

            I can so see your point. Being married to a physician, I also see his. Let’s keep praying!

            God Bless,

            Becky-TN

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            1. Becky, what I described is actually the standard of care in these situations.  What it means is that doctors not prescribing Ivermectin or other alternative treatments in these types of situations are not following protocol.—- Sent from Doug’s Back Pack

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            2. Thank you for this, Becky. It is a perspective I had not given adequate consideration to. If doctors give failed treatments that are government-mandated they are less liable than if they give effective treatments the government is hostile to.

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              1. Less liable to the government, but what about to their conscience and their oath to “do no harm”? If a patient died due to the government “protocols” I couldn’t live with myself if I truly believed that the ivermectin, HCQ or Vitamin C infusion (or all three!) would have saved the patient. What an evil predicament to be placed in.

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                1. Truly, evil, Julie. I’ve been thinking about this intense pressure that’s been on doctors in relation to a discussion which began back at Charlie’s old blog, TNRS. Most likely, all of us are and/or will be faced with decisions involving options which we would never consider in more settled times. Fortunately for doctors under pressure, they surely know that the healing protocols for covid are available to people via other sources. And here’s where we, too, bear responsibility in our sphere of influence. For those who will listen when we speak respectfully, our own voices can be used to point people to sites, such as Steve’s Front Porch and CORAC, where they can learn about ways to take care of self, family and neighbors as institutions have failed us.

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        4. God bless you, Thomas; and God bless your brothers. I can’t imagine how hard it is for them in the current climate of misinformation, lies, and confusion.

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    2. It seems you don’t realize that “Quora” is NOT a primary source… that when one presents Quora with a question anyone in the community of folks from around the world – including those with biases, without credentials to answer with expertise, etc – can offer a reply. Did you realize that Quora was founded by two former employees of Facebook? No thank you for such a background in the field of social media, because, after all, Quora fits well in the social media realm where too, too many believe they are experts and are, in fact, spouting opinions, misinformation and outright disinformation.

      Perhaps you’re new to this community of ASOH and have not had the opportunity to read the archives and discover that Charlie is a professional researcher who spends at least 24 hours reading PRIMARY sources, including counter arguments and opposing views, before he puts knowledge and facts to print to be published. You may not know that when someone presents a well-researched counter view, Charlie welcomes the refinement in thinking that it has potential to bring. Further, when he makes an error, there’s no timid, veiled acknowledgement of an error. Nope. He freely says, “I’ve erred.” Then he keeps going, giving his all and his best to be a source of hope and truth in these troubles times. And guess what? It’s an example for each of us to follow. We’re human; we make mistakes.

      Thomas, you need to go back to researching and find reliable sources to make your point(s). This piece can get you started on a course with more serious discernment because, as we all are aware, the world of accurate and true information has been heavily tainted in our times. https://asignofhope379.com/2020/10/16/some-tools-for-discernment/

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    3. The last thing the world needs right now is more self-proclaimed ‘google geniuses.’ Google never made anyone a genius, much less Quora. I recommend starting with Matthew 7:7. That passage is like finding a good librarian in a sprawling library. Remember those days? Took real patience and hard work, and I never remember getting misguided by a librarian. Sure, I did get “shhhh’d” from time to time, but I probably deserved it.

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