Liars, Conspirers, Despair, Oh My! – Political and Domestic Affairs

By Charlie Johnston

When the movie, “Jaws,” first came out in 1975 I was still a teenager. I saw it in the theatre three times, both because I loved the movie and because of an astonishing phenomena I had never seen before and have not seen since. At the end of the movie, when Chief Brody fires a rifle at the oncoming shark and finally hits the scuba tank in its maw, blowing it to smithereens, the audience in the theatre spontaneously broke into loud applause and jumped to a sustained standing ovation. It was as if their own community had been delivered from the terror of the rampaging shark. It happened all three times – and at different theatres.

A shark is a remarkably simple, but efficient, killing machine. Unlike most fish, it cannot move its gills independently, so it has to swim constantly to force water through its gills. If it stops swimming for any length of time, it dies. It has a multitude of teeth, layered in rows behind the line that shows. If a tooth is broken out, another pops up to take its place. Sharks mainly participate in two types of activity, breeding occasionally and eating constantly – maintaining dominance over the denizens of the sea.

Leftist Democrats are more sophisticated than sharks. They know how to pretend to care about others as they set about feeding on them. Last week’s absurd political theatre featured sustained serial lies from leftist officials and media about what happened on the day of the Jan. 6 kerfuffle where the only people killed were Trump supporters by Capitol Police. Last Friday, as Justices of the Supreme Court heard initial arguments about Joe Biden’s Covid shot mandates, three justices demonstrated they have no clue about what they were talking about, even from contrived CDC standards – and also have no clue what their Constitutional role is. Though the upshot was that the Jan. 6 theatrics were met with a yawn by the few people who watched in the first place and that even some in the leftist media were shocked at how colossally dumb Justice Sonia Sotomayor truly is, there was a far more ominous takeaway: Democrat officials and media now tell easily demonstrable lies and are neither embarrassed nor willing to retract them after they are shown to be obviously false.  

Leftist Democrats and media know they cannot win the day with facts, evidence and logic. They no longer care about anything but amassing and holding power. Because they have completely abandoned any form of faith in God, power is the only thing that gives their lives some semblance of meaning. So they are on a suicide run. If they can’t prevail with facts and evidence, they hope to gaslight enough people with their brazen, unashamed lies to prevail. And they have a chance – because of Republican officials.

It is not that many Republicans will actively start parroting leftist provocations to liberty but that they do not understand this is an existential fight. Most will make great speeches in committee, but if the immediate assault is turned back, will celebrate their “victory” and rest, tacitly conceding all the ground that has been lost. After the Battle of Gettysburg, President Lincoln anxiously awaited word that Union General Meade had entirely smashed Confederate General Lee’s army, thus effectively ending the Civil War. Instead, Mead cautiously followed Lee until the latter had safely crossed the Potomac River to safety in Virginia. After this, Meade sent a telegram boasting that they had driven “the invader from our soil.” Lincoln was despondent, angrily demanding, “Will our generals never get that idea out of their heads? The whole country is our soil.” And so the war continued for two unnecessary years because Meade was too cautious to end it when he could have. I guess this is a common Republican trait; focus on the ancillary so obsessively that you lose the main point. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is a brilliant tactician who has moments of strategic competence. He understood the strategic importance of getting judges appointed, so adopted the tactics to accomplish that masterfully. Yet he rescued Democrats from the consequences of their depravity by twice giving them the Republican votes needed to raise the debt ceiling. He has consistently refused to investigate the massive vote fraud of the last election – and looked with disdain at any who think there should be a real investigation. On the debt ceiling, some have argued that doing that robbed Democrats of the chance to change the narrative to Republican “obstructionism.” There is something to be said for that, but how long can we continue to give cordial aid to a party that has been in “take no prisoners” mode for the last six years? On the bright side, after McConnell’s second helping hand on the debt ceiling, Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) went on and savaged him in a press conference anyway. That led McConnell to vow to give no more aid to the Democrats. While I would prefer that he had come to that conclusion based on the systematic assault on Americans’ basic rights rather than from the callous personal insult, I am glad he got there somehow.

Sen. Ted Cruz got a whole lot of blow-back when he called the events of Jan. 6 a “violent terrorist attack.” It didn’t entirely surprise me – either that he called the Jan. 6 events that or that he got such serious blow-back. I spent most of election season in 2018, when Cruz was challenged by Beto O’Rourke, in Texas working with Texas Right to Life and Republicans in the State House and State Senate. I discovered that while Cruz has a great bark, he doesn’t have much of a bite and has little concern for helping others in his party. On the bright side, the blow-back Cruz received from this seems to have motivated him to get more serious about defending basic American rights. He is suddenly a real point man in finding out if the Feds provoked a tiny slice of the million people protesting to get out of hand – and has suddenly found himself concerned about the hundreds held as political prisoners in appalling conditions for “parading” inside the Capitol Building.

The problem is that Republican officials, as a group, show little desire to vigorously defend against political persecution even though it is un-American and tatters liberty, but only get animated when their personal future is endangered. That is far too leaky a vessel in which to entrust our liberty. Bottom line, I do not trust Republicans to defend the liberty of citizens just because they are citizens of the United States. If the Democrats are so foolish as to provoke them to that defense for personal reasons, after the left is pulverized in the elections this fall, I expect Republicans to say, with General Meade, that they have “driven the invader from our soil” without lifting a finger to recover the rights of ordinary people that have been lost in the process.

Many conservative commentators are celebrating the Supreme Court’s order vacating Biden’s Covid shot mandates for private businesses while allowing those for health workers in facilities that receive federal disbursements to stand. I am not among them. Three questions that count are:

  1. On what Constitutional basis does the federal government have the power to force medical therapies on unwilling people? Historically, that has been a state power. The justification here is that facilities receive federal money. By that logic, what depravities could the Feds not enforce on citizens who receive any sort of social security or federal assistance? And if that is the case, when exactly did we cease to become a government run by the consent of the governed rather than by the whim of the bureaucrat with the only check being the Supreme Oligarchic Council which calls itself the Supreme Court?
  2. What criteria constitute an emergency? If the definition of a crisis is not clearly elaborated and tightly constrained, ambitious officials will keep us in a state of perpetual emergency and liberty is at an end.
  3. In a medical emergency, is the treatment to be mandated effective and fully tested? If there are no serious standards for this, what is to stop a tyrant from mixing arsenic and strychnine into a cocktail, putting it in a syringe, and calling it a “vaccine?”

Frankly, the Supreme Court addressed none of these problems to my satisfaction. They, too, are working from political grounds. Chief Justice John Roberts does not decide critical cases on the merits, but based on preserving the “legitimacy” of the court (a practice that has made him widely regarded as the worst chief justice since Roger Taney). Roberts now votes more for the left than the right. Brett Kavanaugh seems to want to be the “swing” justice, perhaps figuring if he votes for enough liberal claptrap, they won’t call him a gang rapist anymore. The Democrat appointees are candid now about believing the Court is the final determination on what is good policy. Only Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have proven themselves to be consistent originalist jurists who will stay in their lane. With the notable (and dangerous) exception of voting law, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett show signs of being reliably conservative. What a motley crew – unmoored from the Constitutional purpose of the Supreme Court and the principles of restraint in a government by the consent of the governed.

We are headed for a great collision. Almost all officials believe they are rulers rather than servants. The Republicans promise to rule more gently than the Democrats – and more effectively – but conceptually they all see themselves as rulers. Until that mindset is utterly destroyed – and rule by bureaucrats consigned to the dustbin of history – we will not again be a free, self-governing people. Officials will only be as conservative and protective of human liberty under natural law as we force them to be. Sadly, once God has been effectively banished from the mix, there is only the will to power. For most officials, office is no longer about service, but about self-actualization, a way to mine meaning from their otherwise callow, empty lives. I say that this year is when all our illusions will be swept away. By the end of the year, we will know that no one will defend our liberty for us; we must do it ourselves.

Alas, serious political dysfunction is prelude to massive and basic dysfunction. Shut down energy pipelines and companies and you get high energy prices and reliance on hostile foreign powers again instead of being a net exporter of energy. Set up all manner of regulations that slow trucking and shipping down and you get supply chain problems. Spend trillions of dollars that don’t exist and inflation shoots through the roof. Mandate that people get shots (that are not, but that you call, vaccines) that have been poorly tested and already show hideously large adverse reactions and you have a shortage of workers in critical industries and professions. The whole Biden “Build Back Better” slogan is best translated into normal speak as “Tear Down Faster.” Make no mistake: while 2020 and 2021 were years when the left gleefully destroyed thousands of small businesses and millions of peoples’ lives in order to seize permanent control, this will be the year when large businesses and institutions that you thought would last forever will topple. People who are freshening up on home and frontier-type skills are not withdrawing from the world, but getting a head start on navigating the new economy that the “Tear Down Faster” crowd is crafting. By the end of the year, you will see (or be on the verge of seeing) much more intimate, smaller, local economies and organizing principles. The left is governing by suicide vest, unaware that they go, too, when it blows. So back off and get out of their way.

Fortunately, the psychodramas that play out intensely in our politics, media, business and cultural institutions have not been able to completely shut down ordinary Americans’ basic goodness and decency. I travel all over the country. People I meet casually are almost uniformly friendly, cheery and with a lively sense of humor. Most of these people don’t know me at all, but are happy to get into a lively, fun conversation. And this covers all ethnicities and genders. What the left is accomplishing is convincing ethnic minorities (who had until recently credited them with good intentions, anyway) that leftists are neither competent nor allies. Rare is the person who I meet that I don’t have a good, friendly encounter with – and many are relieved that a normal fellow can laugh and talk about things that matter to us all. So we start with a larger pool of good will than one would think by watching the media or public officials speak. We’re going to need it because the government and formal culture is disintegrating faster than you think. Ernest Hemingway told the story of asking a man how he went bankrupt. “Slowly, at first,” the man replied, “then all at once.” We are just about done with the slowly phase.

The disintegration of social function is happening most rapidly in deep blue urban cities and the bluest states. I have said before that, from a political standpoint, nullification of federal laws by rational states is critical to slow the fall and that, if, the left is determined to crash everything, the temporary “panic room” strategy of secession. I emphasize the temporary nature of the latter tactic. On the one hand, red states do not need to follow blue into complete collapse when it is willfully done by their arrogant but ignorant officials – and separating will buy red states some time. But it is not a long-term strategy. Like a lion, demonic leftists are always on the prowl. Incapable of building anything, they restlessly seek to tear down what others have built. Making red and blue countries would simply be, for the red country, like having the old Soviet Union on its border, constantly trying to subvert the free states. The only way through in the long term is to utterly defeat destructive leftists. The only way to do that is through a religious renewal with personal initiative.

As I said, leftists can’t build anything and they don’t do anything to actually help anyone. They try to find meaning in their lives by hating and denouncing others for not doing enough. It is a bitter, joyless type of satanic idealism that progressively spirals down into deeper despair. We must defend ourselves while, at the same time, evangelizing those unfortunates caught in this vicious spiral of despair by showing them a better way: the way of love. I am speaking of the real love of giving and helping – not telling others what they should do, but doing it ourselves with joy. Nor is it the false love of serial and progressively more depraved lusts. The self-sacrificial love I speak of breeds contentment, fellowship and joy. We are already halfway there. As I noted earlier, most ordinary people are not in the grip of the angry madness that afflicts the leftists. Reach out to people you run into and most all will be relieved that you act normally and gladdened that you can laugh and interact with them as fellows. We are going to have to build new social structures very locally to replace those that just don’t work anymore and attempt to tear everyone down.

If you live in a deep blue city, do your best to move out – or at least have a bug out plan. That is where the violence and suffering will be worst and where people have the fewest skills to survive even an extended power outage. Be prudent, but understand that your security is in God – and is manifested here by the friendships you make with those around you, working collaboratively to help each other. Learn some basic skills. Know how to read a map. If you don’t know how to read cursive (shockingly, a common thing among young people these days) learn it. Ironically, young folks often chuckle over the struggles older folks have with electronics. Watch for the tables to turn, as young people have to lean on older folks to teach them baffling old-school ways.

As government restlessly seeks more ways to coerce people, it progressively paralyzes itself, making it less and less capable of doing anything. If you depend on the dying state, you will have serious problems, as it can’t deliver for anyone anymore. To the extent you can, try to wean yourself away from dependence on it. In those areas where you are not ready to do that, start to visualize what you would do if there were no social security checks, no Medicare, no effective police force, no effective medical system. This country was founded by people who often had none of those things. You can do it. And you will “build back better” by collaborating with those around you for the basics you need to both survive and thrive. One of the most powerful motivators is fear of loss. One of the things government has done effectively is to create dependents who are fearful of losing the pittance government provides them. As far as you can, divest yourself of such dependence now and visualize how you would proceed if it stopped because of a crash of incompetence.

Do I think all these things will come to pass this year? I don’t know. But I know the left is on a suicide run and would like to take us with them. I have no confidence that the right will do anything other than make a brief pause in this trajectory even if they win overwhelmingly. They will simply work to secure their own little fiefdoms of self-actualization rather than devote themselves to securing your liberties. The old system is dying, collapsing before our eyes. The new will be built by your dependence on God and your fellows around you. The quicker you can re-orient yourself to that reality, the closer we will be to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the renewal of the world. What is the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart other than the triumph of fairest love?

The existing system does not serve humanity: it feeds on it. When a multitude re-orient themselves towards God and collaboration with their fellows, divesting themselves from dependence on it, there will be a lot of spontaneous standing ovations as that system falls in on itself.

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226 thoughts on “Liars, Conspirers, Despair, Oh My! – Political and Domestic Affairs

  1. You know, the “slowly” collapsing action has been mightily painful so that it will be a mercy when the “all at once” point hits. Onward to the “religious renewal with personal initiative!” We CAN do it, for we can do all things in Him Who strengthens us.

    Love your closing counsel, Charlie. Sanity and wisdom reign in this cyber home with Christ as King.

    Teach us, Mama. Teach us how to live “fairest love” the Love beyond all telling.

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    1. Beautiful picture, Beckita! Our mama is protecting us and i love her, making sure to stay in her mantle. I am much better, thanks to her, St. Philomena and St Padre Pio. Love and hugs to you!

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    2. Beckita, The picture you chose of Mary above is beautiful. When you mentioned “fairest love,” I was reminded of this video by Fr. Ripperger: ( edit: As much as possible, in keeping with the 30 minute rule for vids here, I’ll give the key search words – in place of posting the video here – which people can use over at You Tube. They are: “Mother of Fair Love ~ Fr. Ripperger”)
      I know it is long and most will not watch it but there is so much in it that relates to these times and, among them, the real reason why the satan hates her so much, how our sins steal the glory from God and how Mary always works to get us to heaven.

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    3. I want to recommend the free 90 day trial of Fox Nation’s The Miseducation of America by Pete Hegseth. There are 4 other topics he explores + other pod casts of extreme interest especially ones on the border crisis as it relates to the cartels. However the Miseducation of America explores the roots of Critical Race Theory in Marxism and strongly (by multiple persons of different race and religion) concludes that you must take your children out of public schools if you want them to be 1. truly educated and not indoctrinated; #2 remain with any knowledge or faith as a Christian. Make no mistake it will take generations to reclaim our schools. Think back to the time the progressive left removed prayer from schools. Now they have co-opted curriculum and reintroduce racism in order to divide and create hate.They want to separate our children from Judeo Christian values and in particular their parents. The State of Virginia parents got it. The rest of the county must get it. BTW protests against vaccine mandates are going on all over Europe because they are leading to vaccine passports and social credits a la the CCP. The Europeans are getting that they are being reintroduced to communism and state control. When will we get it here? Look up the economic meeting called DAVOS and what is being said there now. It will set your hair on fire. The Global Reset is a real thing. They are joining with China to run us like the Communist Chinese. Understand that what CJ discusses here is real.

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      1. Joanne, interesting that you would mention Davos in light of Dr. Malone’s latest email. He has reports we might not see elsewhere. In this latest, he quotes from an article by someone named Michael Lord about Klaus Schwab’s school which has been training these “Manchurian candidates” from all over the world governments, industry, etc. Of course there are many European leaders you would recognize, and from industry such as Branson, Bezos, but I almost fell out of my chair when reading the name of our CA governor, Newsome!!! Wow, it gets deeper and deeper!

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        1. Annie: Klaus Schwab is at the center of all mass herding of us. He wrote the book Covid-19: The Great Reset. He’s been at the center of DAVOS for years. He just didn’t imagine the people would fight back. I’m thinking of the FLCCC doctors and others. Can you imagine the conceit and pride of being convinced in your own enlightenment and superior intellect that you write and explain your plan in a book? Duck duck go him, there is a plethora of reading.

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          1. Yes, I’ve been reading about him for quite some time. Another revealing thing is collecting quotes from over the years by Gates, Rockefeller, and others of their ilk. As you say, they’ve put it all out there, if anyone cared to notice.

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    1. Great clip, Sean! Thank you for the much needed laugh and encouragement that there are some in government who are not stupid and brave enough to let others know it!

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  2. Recall how George dealt with his old comrade in arms Benedict. Being a surveyor on the frontier taught him a lot as did his pre-Revolutionary military experience. Remember too he was a man of many skills, including finding skeletons in bronze armor in a river bed. He did not spend all his weekends in Gadsby’s Tavern or Christ Church in Alexandria.

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  3. I truly appreciate your continued analysis, Charlie. I have to agree with Beckita–the slowness is wearying and, while it may be harder, I look forward to the all-at-once breakdown. At least I will know what to do then. Patience is not my strong suit. 🙄

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    1. That seems to be my frame of mind, Jewel. It’s like slow torture right now.

      As always, a lot to mull over, Charlie, and a much appreciated analysis and insight.

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    2. It’s a sentiment that gets expressed here from time to time, but one I’ll never embrace. If the current challenges are tiresome, what makes anyone think a complete breakdown with its accompanying woes will be a relief? We rise and fall by degrees… not all at once. All things in God’s perfect timing. If we could only see the grace in each moment of this conversion process, we’d think differently. I’m talking about actually living. Not looking at some faraway horizon imagining how we’d really live then.

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      1. I know you’re right, MP, but it’s like being pregnant in month nine–you know that baby is going to come, that it’s going to be painful, that a baby outside the womb carries it’s own challenges, but HOLY MOLY! Come on baby! 😂 (As I said, I’m not good at patience.)

        That said, I am trying to focus more fully on prayer and being united to God’s Will in the now…trying is the key word here. 😏

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        1. Well, consider that impatience has its root in pride. At best a bad habit, at worst a disease that spreads and kills. Oh, I know, some will object that it’s an honest human response. Sure, but we’re not just human. We’re spirit made in the image and likeness of God. Judas was impatient, and who wants to be counted in that company?!

          Since America continues to slide, it seems that the majority lack the will and good habits to make any meaningful change. Thus the suffering (tragic on the surface, but more merciful than we deserve and potentially renewing if it kills our pride).

          Luke Skywalker got impatient with Yoda too. You know what Yoda said?

          “Do, or do not. There is no try.”

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          1. Ouch! Okay, MP, I’m convicted. I will be patient. 😁

            (However, in my defense, you have never been pregnant. 😜 Trust me, it’s not pride wanting that baby to be born.)

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            1. Choking on my coffee in laughter, Jewels and MP. I love the people who make this place a home. 🙂 This is a really important discussion given that we’re entering the very toughest phases of this Storm and I appreciate both of your perspectives.

              My lens considers what’s in the heart. Emotions are, well, God-given… every last one of them. How do we process them? How do we harness them? Do we take them to the Lord seeking understanding about what He is calling us to as we experience them? Do we let them hijack our will and drive the train of our decision-making? If we do, we run the risk of repeating the nastiness of some of our ancestors in faith, blaming God for their misery and testing HIM, instead of submitting to His rightful testing of us. I pray this verse in the Invitatory Psalm in the Divine Office every day before the Readings and in these days it presses on my heart every time:
              If only, today, you would listen to his voice:
              “Do not harden your hearts
              as you did at Meribah,
              on the day of Massah in the desert,
              when your fathers tested me –
              they put me to the test,
              although they had seen my works.”

              If, on the other hand, we are lamenting in the sense of grieving, expressing sorrow or regret, that’s simply a feeling and I have found Abba to be a God that appreciates our authentic dialoguing with Him. That can be done respectfully as we process, coming to understand from whence it came and for how it can direct us in a fruitful way. On the other hand, if we choose to cling so hard to the feelings, becoming stuck in turning our lamentations into criticizing God and blaming Him for our own failings or the test which He allows to come to us for His purpose(s), we have lost the plot of what it means to be a faithful son or daughter of God.

              Jesus, the Master, Our Lord, fully human and fully God, knew very well that He would be raising Lazarus from the dead, yet He stood at that tomb of His dear friend and wept.

              For anyone who gets stuck in fear, sorrow, impatience, anger or any difficult emotion, I cannot recommend enough Sonja Corbitt’s Freedom from Anxiety Series, found here, because I believe there will be ample opportunities coming right up in which we’ll need to emotionally process, in healthy human ways integrated with mature spiritual ways, what is happening around us.

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              1. We are creatures of the present and future. Jesus lived this and patiently awaited for the fullness of time before becoming man and then lived in the day-to-day moment of fulfilling His mission. He sometimes “impatiently” hoped in the future: (“…how I wish it were already kindled! Luke 13:49). Christians live the three principals of Faith, Hope and Love which are actions of the present (Faith) the future (Hope) and the resulting (LOVE) which remains eternally.

                “Let us be blunt, even at the risk of being misunderstood: the true Christian is not the denominational party member but he who through being a Christian has become truly human; not he who slavishly observes a system of norms, thinking as he does so only of himself, but he who has become freed to simple human goodness. Of course, the principle of love, if it is to be genuine, includes faith. Only thus does it remain what it is. For without faith, which we have come to understand as a term expressing man’s ultimate need to receive and the inadequacy of all personal achievement, love becomes an arbitrary deed. It cancels itself out and becomes self-righteousness: faith and love condition and demand each other reciprocally. Similarly, in the principle of love there is also present the principle of hope, which looks beyond the moment and its isolation and seeks the whole. Thus our reflections finally lead of their own accord to the words in which Paul named the main supporting pillars of Christianity: “So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor 13:13).
                (Pope Benedict XVI)

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            2. Ha, JEWELSWORD13 I have been pregnant and I can relate. My first born love was two weeks late. I was begging, get the baby out, get the baby out. Those who took time off to help me around the “due” date were back at work when my sweet baby girl came into the world. Grandparents were not an option for us unfortunately. I was so overwhelmed and suffered a mild postpartum overwhelm. I think it was referred to as “baby blues” at the time. Then I was begging, put her back, put her back!
              An example of another human condition that we all experience of *wanting* what we do not have. Blue versus brown eyes, another digit in our salary, bigger..better…. To which I warn, be careful what you wish for, you might just get it along with a new list unhealthy cravings. Truly, as Saint Augustine states “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”
              Life is really a beautiful lesson plan. When we learn and evolve, we are on the right path! ❤

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            3. Few things compare to the joyful anticipation of the birth of a child, though if some are tempted to think that exercising the virtue of patience in that process is the sole purview of the woman, then they have obviously never been a man. I don’t compare (and partly joke), but the devil wants us isolated, feeling that no one suffers like us and no one could possibly understand our suffering.

              The popular interpretation of Jesus’ weeping at Lazarus’ tomb is that He was weeping for His friend. An honest human response. But as B pointed out, He was fully God too. Have folks considered that He was weeping for the lost in Israel? Those so opposed to Him that not even raising the dead would be sufficient to convert their hearts? Those for whom His Sacrifice would be useless?

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              1. Sobering reflection, MP. How He must have wept, repeatedly, throughout these recent times replete with disorder… so much so that our Mother showed those kids at Fatima the vision of hell and reminded us all that too many go there. Prayers aplenty that more and more are awakening to God as events continue to unfold.

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                1. Which is why I don’t rely on ‘feelings’ as reliable guide. Shoot, they’re at the fickle whim of so many things… some as ridiculous as the weather and what we may or may not have eaten the night before. Let the Spirit guide.

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                  1. Ah! But they can be a very reliable way the Holy Spirit gets our attention to turn to Him and seek counsel. And when these emotions are processed with Him, this clears the path to greater ability to rest in God.

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                    1. Sure, which is why I said “guide” vs. “gauge.” When Spirit speaks to our spirit, you can be sure it is to help us become more like Him. More spirit, less human weaknesses that weigh us down.

                      “God transcends all creatures. We must therefore continually purify our language of everything in it that is limited, image-bound or imperfect, if we are not to confuse our image of God –– the inexpressible, the incomprehensible, the invisible, the ungraspable –– with our human representations. Our human words always fall short of the mystery of God.” (CCC 42)

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              2. Interesting point, MP, about Jesus weeping, and I was instantly reminded of an incident in my life. Many years ago I was giving a talk at a Life In The Spirit seminar, some of it personal testimony. At one point I began to weep and could not stop; I felt so stupid. Someone from the prayer group came up to pray for me. The Lord showed me the reason later (it was not anything to do with me that I felt sadness at the time). The Lord was weeping for those who would ignore His invitation to a deeper spiritual journey, who would walk away from this training and brush it all off. (The “gift of tears” is not always convenient!)

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                1. During the homily at the Latin mass today our pastor was particularly excited about today’s Gospel and he mentioned having looked up multiple resources during the week and had grown anxious to share his insights with us.
                  Alas, at one point he stopped, looked around the pews and lamented that he didn’t feel he was getting through to us judging by our neutral expressions.
                  Near the end, he started to choke up and get teary-eyed.
                  After mass, my daughter commented on this and I opined it reminded me of Jesus at the tomb with Martha. After asking her if she believed that He was the Resurrection and the Life she obviously did not understand Him nore truly believe this. Here was one of His closest disciples and she had her doubts about His power.
                  So He wept.
                  As Latin mass attendies, Father (I believe) thought he was preaching to whom he expected to be as excited about the Word of God as He was, but he failed to see this in us.
                  And so, he too wept.

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      2. I’m with you, MP. I know things are coming apart, but I also know that a single big collapse will be hugely difficult and dangerous. In this, patience in letting things unfold more slowly than more quickly is truly a virtue. What I’m hoping for is that the Old System falls in sequential mini-collapses even as the New World rises in sequential jumps to replace it (as began to happen last year). An ongoing series of concurrent collapses and replacements will be hard enough to handle.

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        1. I see it sequentially too, but more spread out and not very interconnected but based on region and the cultural, moral and diversity make up of those in these different areas. Resources and the fair use of them will effect areas as well.
          Hoarders and bands of rogues could potentially shut down a thriving area pretty fast.
          I see a multifaceted change, no different than life is right now for individuals, towns, cities and nations but through this difficult global turn of events.
          The big picture will probably be a cascading event, but like any catastrophe, some will come out practically unscathed but I think no one will be left unchanged in some way or another and hopefully for the better.

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  4. Charlie, Your analysis here is wonderfully comprehensive and accurate on all counts, but yet maintains the inspiration that love of God, and our obligations under Him to support all of our neighbors– while avoiding the typical get even theme of opposition.

    What does puzzle me is how the next three years will unfold as Brandon’s mental and physical deterioration is accelerating. Does he die outright, or does he get removed as obviously senile? Does Harris then replace him, with Pelosi possibly elevated to VP and then running the show? If enough voters in the ’22 election replace the evil acting Democrats even with the slothful RINO Republicans (such as the ilk of Romney), then Harris and Pelosi might yet be impeached, with a Republican leader of the House elevated to the Presidency.

    My hope is that Brandon and his Democrat party are screwing up so obviously across the board (e.g., supporting trans females to compete against genetic females, causing painful inflation, mandating ineffective and dangerous gene therapy as a King unfettered by law, and destroying the county’s peace with race bating, rampant crime in our cities, and weaponizing the Justice Dept against parents and ordinary citizens who disagree with their Socialist/Communist policies), the ’22 elections may become a decisive turning point.

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    1. Thanks Jack. I think you have a bit of normalcy bias left. A BIG upshot of what I am saying is that the federal government is getting more and more irrelevant. That is why localized organizing principles will become so much more important. I suspect that, by the end of the year or soon thereafter it will be far more important who your governor is than who the nominal president is.

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      1. Things are all crumbling everywhere on the federal level. The executive branch, legislature, courts, investigative and enforcement federal agencies, including health agencies, have all truly earned loss of confidence. They do not serve us as you say, Charlie. Rather they intend to rule over us and, at the same time, they tend to work for pure self interest. As far as 2022 elections,there is no guarantee that the vote will not be controlled and tarnished just as big money has controlled many D.A.’s and subverted so many institutions in blue states. I find it to be a grim horizon as far as temporal history is concerned. Yes, the relative peace and security the majority of U.S. citizens have known in our homeland is but a postage stamp on the long and broad canvass of the turmoil of human history. However, if there were no hopeful people like Jack, no one would still be fighting. And I still think one has to fight as well as pray and trust in God’s plan.

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      2. You are so right, Charlie. This is already entirely true in Florida with DeSantis. In some notable respects, DeSantis has already declared independence from DC while retaining the forms. Not quite the obvious secession you have mentioned as a temporary solution but a general success so far.

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  5. Charlie,

    For many of us who have listened to you over the years, we are ready as we will ever be. Just keep saying the rosary and stay in our Lady’s mantle. Just one observation I would like to note: I have locally in the last year seen an outpouring in people openly parading their embrace of witchcraft and satanism. It has put me on a higher spiritual alert, as I can feel the evil and the demons associated with these people.

    Having had COVID and gotten deathly sick from it back in November has been a blessing. It helped me to clean my spiritual house of some bad habits I acquired and to make a greater priority for my prayer life.

    And my ole buddy Patrick of SD, I will reply to your email. Goodness gracious as Father Hunwicke is wont to say, I have a pile to answer!

    I also have to get the “Charlie J” seeds to my sister Mick in the next month. Charlie, I named a pumpkin variety I developed after you, the Charlie J.” It is a cross between a delicata squash and an amish pie pumpkin. So, you end up with a squat rather flat pumpkin with green strips (Instead of orange like a blaze) on a yellow background. If your climate is warner, it will eventually turn orange. Very tasty for pies, cookies, bread and muffins.

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  6. I will revisit this post several times, Charlie. I’ve picked up several insights you’ve shared previously that escaped me. It’s bundled up in this major piece in a fashion that my mind was better able to grasp which has made it so much more meaningful. An aha moment or two for me here! Thank you for that.
    I will suggest that even on a smaller scale, the plan unfolds slowly (as a grace to cope with it all) and then hits you/us all at once too. I’ve been keeping a stiff upper lip, however the incremental refinements added to the cold and dark month of January in R7, difficult life/work situations on top of a sore neck from sleeping, it really cut to my core the last few days. The clincher was to have people who matter so much to me suffering dearly. It’s been a bit overwhelming. God-willing, I’ve shaken it off and onward we go in defense of the truth and being a small part of rebuilding sound and sacred new structures from the ash heap of filth and rot.

    An aside, I just answered the door bell and a neighbor, Jeanelle across the street, is handing out flyers sharing that Chris her next door neighbor is missing since going out to take a walk to the park last night. He lives and cares for his dying mother and also suffers from cancer. It is believed that he may be disoriented/paranoid due to medication. Please say a prayer for Chris to be found safe and sound and for healing for him and his mother Diane. Thank you. Lord have mercy. ❤

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  7. Your conclusions are mine … though I could never have written this so well. Yes, the R’s should rename the party after General Mead because they follow the pattern! I have written many emails to the very few elected officials who carry on a fight against the destruction of this republic. I do not live in their district but a letter of encouragement can go a long way to heartening a weary fighter. I think that we have to continue to fight though it appears that the die has been cast.

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  8. Praying that I am able to use this “slowly at first” time efficiently.
    You are right, Beckita, we have wood to chop.
    Continuing to take the next right step, katey 🙏🏽

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    1. Just a note. We have been chopping wood, and canning, but also I have been sewing and mending while I still have a machine and good lighting. Both will be much harder without these conveniences. BTW, how did our foremothers ever sit down at the end of the day? I never finish.

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      1. Nance, there are many times when I thank God for our strong ancestors. Often, when we drive from NE Colorado into Denver I think, “How incredibly tough those first pioneers were!” When you first see the mountains, is it any wonder that many decided to make their home at the foot of the Rockies rather than go over them?!

        I know I am a wimp, and pray for strength and perseverance accordingly! 😉

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        1. Yes, Jewel, and I bet all the little whiny pioneer kids would ask their tough parents, “Mommy, when are we gonna get there?” and the Mom would say, “Oh, just another half an hour, sweetie.” Rinse and repeat every 25 minutes… 😀

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          1. Try watching “1883,” a prequel to “Yellowstone.” It’s a bit of a slow burn, but portrays a fictional family making their way across the Great Plains enroute to Montana with a bunch of greenhorns from the old country (the latter being mostly fishermen and tradesman). It paints a more historically accurate portrayal of such journeys, devoid of the usual sentimentality, Hollywood portrayals, and silly legends about the Old West.

            Sam Elliott and Tim McGraw’s characters have the only real seasoning, but you can imagine there’s a lot of killing attached to it (both Civil War vets for starters). Had me wondering if the real Sam Elliott and Tim McGraw could have made that journey.

            Once found a boulder with “1862” chiseled into it, trekking way off trail up in Windy Pass. The trail was an old Calvary trail connected to Ft. McDowell. Nearby I found some china figurines of a wee Nativity set, squirreled away in a hollowed out area of a quartz outcropping. Looks like it had been there from the same days of yore, and I managed to track down the maker to a long defunct company in Ireland. Yeah, there’s some symmetry there.

            Can’t imagine the story behind the person/people who put it there. No doubt some joy as part of the story, but I’ll bet a large chunk of it was no picnic!

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            1. MP, one of my brothers has strongly recommended I watch 1883. Your recommendation adds to the pressure. I wish I had a little extra time to do that. Alas, I do not.

              Thanks for sharing that story. I wonder what the story behind your story actually was. Sometimes, as I drive along a road and see people out doing their own work or having some fun, I wonder what their lives are like. I know mine. I have some idea of my family members’ lives or some parts of my friends’ lives. Those I see as I pass their homes I don’t know, yet we all have some things in common, so I can play out a story around them in my head. But I will never actually know.

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      2. I love that Nance! In a recent podcast Charlie talked about getting back to basics and those are all really valuable skills and talents.

        We began planting seeds earlier this season and are growing a small indoor veggie/herb garden over the winter months for the first time. I’ve been darning and patching coats, clothing, undergarments, shoes and hats routinely. We’ve become more dependent upon what we have at our disposal and making it work. We even built a firepit/oven outdoors. I’ve shared a bit about that on our CORAC website here.

        https://corac.co/2022/01/17/weekly-podcast/#comment-206

        I think our foremothers had the good sense to call it a day at a reasonable hour with a lot less obligations and distractions along with a solid family and community structure. 😉

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      1. Sad update, news is that Chris died today. I do not know the details. I generally prefer to stay in the background until the dust has cleared and not pry. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

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          1. Seriously, it is, jewelsword13. So much was lost in translation in the flurry of emotions yesterday in the community’s best intentions. We have a lot of wood to chop if this was an indication of how we will have to pull together.
            When the time is right I will visit Chris’ family personally and console them. I will share how Chris was loved and prayed for here. Thank you, sincerely. ❤

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  9. Charlie, once again, a very good summation of current events. I laughed reading your initial thoughts. You sound very Seditious (you’re not) but most likely will be visited by our FBI for a casual conversation. Don’t let a leftist reaction stop you. I only wish I could write like you and I would be spattering all over the social internet. You’re a good man and Patriot Charlie. We need you right at this time and place.

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    1. Ha, 24! The feds are imploding themselves…so why would I want to go to the trouble to push them along? As Napolean advised, when an opponent is destroying himself, just get out of the way and let him finish.

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  10. Your political parties (like other such entities around the world) prefer their own agendas rather than the agendas of whom they claim to serve, They perform magic tricks using smoke, mirrors, & trap doors to quell their chosen bases and invigorate their influencers as well as force through their own intentions upon everyone else.. In our own dealings with such people and their henchmen over the years we have found them always to be filled with ulterior motives, lies, and under skewed presumptions about the world outside of your borders. In short they are politicians, nothing more and nothing less. Your constitution implies a bottom up power structure, perhaps the people may call for a second constitutional convention. Should they choose to do so it may be best to lose about 537 or more invitations to attend. So they do not feel so left out let them all tune into their favourite evening news broadcast to learn of the outcome. At the end of the day it was prayer, fasting, & self sacrifice that brought about the conversion of Rome from pagan empire to Christendom, Somewhere along the line the people gave up on prayer, fasting, & self sacrifice which has placed this world in it’s present state. Our hope is not in Princes or the machinations, science, & structures of the present age. God has permitted this whole world to collapse, He has permitted the loss of many seemingly just battles, He has permitted His own great Ark to thrall about and take on water, He has permitted the smoke of Satan to envelop the ship darkening the eyes of those aboard. He is also permitting the very world on which we all live to openly rebel against it’s own stewards. These are chastisements which are beginning to take on a global scale. If God has permitted such, then it will not matter what we dodo in a worldly sense because He has better plans in mind. It will apparently be monumental and we must not find ourselves in a position where we may be getting in the way, This Era is now over. Perhaps prayer, fasting, & self sacrifice are the better way.

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    1. Let us be blunt, even at the risk of being misunderstood: the true Christian is not the denominational party member but he who through being a Christian has become truly human; not he who slavishly observes a system of norms, thinking as he does so only of himself, but he who has become freed to simple human goodness. Of course, the principle of love, if it is to be genuine, includes faith. Only thus does it remain what it is. For without faith, which we have come to understand as a term expressing man’s ultimate need to receive and the inadequacy of all personal achievement, love becomes an arbitrary deed. It cancels itself out and becomes self-righteousness: faith and love condition and demand each other reciprocally. Similarly, in the principle of love there is also present the principle of hope, which looks beyond the moment and its isolation and seeks the whole. Thus our reflections finally lead of their own accord to the words in which Paul named the main supporting pillars of Christianity: “So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor 13:13).

      Pope Benedict XVI,

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      1. In the time of our Lord the Priests were divided between Pharisee and Sadducee. The Pharisee believed the entirety of the Law and Prophets whereas the Sadducee also did but ejected many if not all of the Traditions. Our Lord still addressed the Pharisees and even won over a few of them, though most remained with Caiaphas. Oddly enough the High Priest was probably more often a Sadducee rather than a Pharisee. Both groups proclaimed the Torah, one group recognised life after death, angels, miracles, etc. The other group did not. Both groups or parties if you will claimed authenticity of the inner workings of God. & of Judaism. While both groups can rightfully say they are true to their word that does not mean they are correct. They were both in grave error. The Pharisees at least believed in everything, their error was truly a lack of love and mercy. Which may be why our Lord took the time to admonish and correct them, whereas the Sadducees were simply just too far gone theologically to the point of When you die you’re done, this world is all there is. It is the very nature of people to place themselves under a party or group. This is why parties and systems of thought tend to grow out of control and simply takeover everything. Parties and groups must be subject to the Jew or Christian, not the other way around which unfortunately is what we presently have. There are no parties or such groups or systems in the Heavens, only the family of God. These entities like many other plagues start off seemingly well and good, but then against so does eating Fig that grows on a an unusual beautiful tree atop Mount Zion around a million years ago. There is an old saying Judaism “you can look but don’t touch”, let us go one step further, simply don’t even look and if you do get an axe then toss it into the fire.

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    1. Sure. If technology fails and keyboards don’t work for a time, it will be (as it was for centuries) the prime means of written communication. Being unable to read cursive will be the equivalent of being entirely off-line.

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        1. Patrick it’s also for those who can’t read it a kinda. Secret code especially those socialist communists running FB now Meta, Twitter, etc. just laughing out loud on this subject. So many times at the checkout counter, a young clerk has watched me write a check and commented on my cursive. “How do you do that”, I’ve been asked. (But of course I hardly write a check nowadays.) But they are also befuddled by the ability to tally up the grocery prices and get very close to the bill’s tabulation. But thanks to all for the spiritual thread comments.

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          1. bill’s tabulation in my head or multiple by 11’s, 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s etc. God bless those flash cards and drill &mental math exercises in grade school. Generation gap , i guess.

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            1. Hear, hear joanne1950. The U.S. public *education* system is a failure. It clearly does not have our children’s best interests in mind. The dark forces and their willing minions are dumbing-down and indoctrinating our children and mind-numbed society at large.

              If we want to “Make America Great Again”, we should be adding to the school curriculum, not taking away from it. As far as extra-curricular activities go – how does this one strike you?

              ‘After-School Satan Club’ Targeting Children Ages 6 to 11 at Illinois Elementary School Sparks Outrage

              https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/school-satan-club-targeting-children-ages-6-11-illinois-elementary-school-sparks-outrage/

              We are fighting this tooth and nail in our wretched blue state. Lord have mercy on us and on the whole world. ❤

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              1. jlynnbyrd: I did see it on the site. I think maybe if we attack it through prayer and ask specifically that the Lord Jesus arranges that it fades away as however He sees fit. I will ask that of Him and the BVM on Monday Rosary Group and for a Novena of Mondays. Ask and you shall receive. Also Our Lady of Guadalupe ASOH prayer.

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                1. Thank you, JOANNE1950! ❤

                  The satanic tormentors are ruthless. MP mentioned last night during a meeting that CORAC Region 13 is having an event to thwart evil intent in their midst. Those of us that are able should meet up and those of us who can not be there in person, can cover this in prayer too!

                  https://corac.co/event/you-shall-not-pass/

                  "Jesse Romero and a host of Catholics in a prayer rally to protest satancon in Scottsdale. Show the children of darkness that the Children of God are awake and alert. We will be mustering in front of the Grapevine and joining the larger force near the Saguaro, the hotel that is hosting the evil event."

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      1. It has been put on my heart lately to start writing letters again. Technology can so easily be ignored if the receiver doesn’t want to receive it. I, of course, remember when that was a most common means of communication (and phones did not have caller ID 🙂 . It also helps if one needs to think before one impulsively communicates information or emotion.

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      2. I’ve been teaching my grandchildren cursive for years. I write them letters in cursive and they can read them. Plus its very important for their cognitive development. 😉

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  11. Excellent post Charlie. Are we heading towards a complete destruction of the current system? It looks like Democrats got to the point that even if in minority they will openly bully the timid Republicans into submission by indirectly or even openly threatening to launch another wave of riots and burning down the cities, fueling and feeding on racial tensions within the society, portraying themselves – the gang of thugs in white gloves – as defenders of democracy and humanity.

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    1. Pawel, you asked,: “Are we heading for a complete destruction of the current system?”
      I hope so. I think we are heading for God’s Plan of governance as before the fall – the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven – living in the Divine Will. Humanity acknowledging Christ as King of all Nations. Not Him coming here again in the Flesh, that comes later with His Glorified Body in Heaven. Regrettably, we will still have our sinful nature to contend with. It will be sooooo much better than our current system. The satan blinded. I think there will be a hierarchy much like the early Church. I am sure my thought fall far short of the reality. Just my thoughts on the coming era of Love.

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      1. Monarchy?

        Being serious here.

        I have been taught to take it as a given that “democracy” and “the republic” are here to stay.

        Then I look and listen to Mitch McConnell and Paul “mom jeans” Ryan and see no future in it.

        Heaven is a Monarchy
        The Church is a Monarchy

        why is the Nation State an exception?

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        1. Interesting thinking, Timothy. I vividly remember the discussion before the 2016 election and how some commenters, back at TNRS, were stunned to think that our country’s current governing system could actually fall. The vivid part was the calming words of Charlie: (paraphrasing just a tiny bit) If the government falls, God has a better way.

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    2. The problem for the left is that a new factor is coming to the fore – the average person – who is tired of their antics. The election in Virginia was just the first hint of that.

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  12. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/2022/true-femininity-an-interview-with-alice-von-hildebrand

    https://www.mikehuckabee.com/latest-news?id=A25BE9D4-1EF4-4BCA-9B34-3CEB35B69CD9

    Really!?? Will ANYONE be held accountable if THEIR BS Estimates prove to be bogus?
    https://www.christianpost.com/news/cdc-predicts-surge-in-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations.html

    It is beyond belief how Democrat Party USA (Media usually) will twist themselves into Pretezels in efforts to NOT offend ANY of THEIR radical fringe cogs. THEY know without The Radical Fringe THEY are lost! …. Good for US 😉
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/01/the_biden_administrations_bizarre_response_to_the_texas_hostage_crisis.html

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/15/texas-bishop-new-jerseys-pro-abortion-governor-not-good-catholic/

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mit-scientist-issues-vaccine-warning-for-children/

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/01/the_four_horsemen_of_the_lefts_artificial_apocalypse.html
    The RaptureReady Gang don’t care for Catholics much but we can agree on What’s Happenin’ Now USA and many of US will be sharing “Lifeboats” with these people.
    https://www.raptureready.com/category/terry-james/

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/labor-shortage-and-surging-shipping-costs-are-biggest-drivers-us-food-inflation

    https://sharylattkisson.com/2022/01/all-time-record-illegal-border-crossings-high-rate-of-noncompliance-with-notices-to-report/

    https://www.floppingaces.net/2022/01/14/the-week-in-radical-leftism-1-14-21/

    https://stream.org/category/us/
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/
    https://pjmedia.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  13. Can I please ask for prayers for a relative of mine named Tommy? He is actively dying. Although Catholic, I do not think he was attending Mass, etc. Please pray for God’s mercy. Thank you all.

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  14. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://blog.adw.org/2022/01/biblical-basics-about-mother-mary-a-homily-for-the-second-sunday-of-the-year-4/

    https://shepherdcommunity.org/15-mlk-quotes/

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/17/2020-video-of-joe-biden-saying-george-floyds-death-accomplished-more-than-mlks-goes-viral-on-mlk-day/

    Nice Try, Bill! The scandal ain’t over and The Scandal Mongers are STILL in High Places …. Rome ……. Chicago ….. DC …….. & past damage will take decades to repair!
    https://www.catholicleague.org/end-of-scandal-angers-catholic-left/
    https://www.ncregister.com/blog/sister-jeanine-gramick-letter-vs-record
    ……. from Feb 21 ….
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/top-10-most-pro-lgbt-u-s-catholic-bishops/

    https://afn.net/legal-courts/2022/01/17/at-issue-unchecked-gov-t-power-over-faith-based-speech/

    All part of the planned “Great-Reset”!
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/17/profits-of-doom-globalist-elites-doubled-their-wealth-during-coronavirus-pandemic/
    …. Speaking of which …… Our Davos Master meet!
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/01/the-davos-agenda-2022-addressing-the-state-of-the-world/

    THEY are not interested in dialog or reason! 98% Jabbed & Controlled is The Agenda!
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/01/16/vaccine-mandate-for-cross-border-trucking-now-in-effect-mandate-for-domestic-trucking-begins-in-a-week-prepare-your-affairs-accordingly/
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/denial-of-natural-immunity-in-cms-vaccine-mandate-unprecedented-in-modern-history-scott-atlas_4214051.html
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/minnesota-now-offering-200-gift-cards-families-get-5-11-year-olds-vaccinated/
    ….. Yep!
    https://stream.org/democrats-lose-the-plot/

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2022/01/hows-that-post-racial-america-working.html

    https://alt-market.us/for-leftists-your-freedom-is-their-misery-your-slavery-is-their-joy/

    https://justthenews.com/
    https://townhall.com/
    https://newsbusters.org/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  15. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.ncregister.com/blog/1980-approved-marian-apparition-echoes-fatima

    https://www.catholicleague.org/archbishop-gomezs-finest-hour/

    https://www.ncregister.com/news/vatican-s-covid-mandate-part-2-december-decree-repeats-failed-february-effort

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/01/will-this-week-be-the-last-march-for-life

    THEY have always had a problem with the Jews and their Christian cousins!
    THEY control the Democrat Party and DC Alphabet Agencies ;-(
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/jewish-leaders-react-fbi-statement-texas-synagogue-hostages

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10412189/Midwest-Catholic-hospital-chain-ends-rule-against-white-patients-having-COVID-monoclonal-antibodies.html

    More Supply Chain disruption …… as planned??
    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/airline-ceos-warn-5g/2022/01/17/id/1052735/

    Yep!! There be lots of Disinfo Out-There … most of which thanks to Dr. Death and his Ilk in the WHO, NIH, CDC and Chinese Commie Party/PLA!
    https://www.wnd.com/2022/01/fauci-joins-xi-davos-complains-u-s-plagued-covid-disinformation/
    …… THEY hate Ivermectin and ANYONE who attempts to use it! …… & Florida is supposed to be a State where the Light of Freedom is still burning!?
    https://greenpass.news/after-28-days-on-ventilator-family-loses-legal-battle-to-try-ivermectin-other-alternative-treatments-for-dying-father/
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article257335847.html

    Resistance to and division within ………… 😉
    https://www.wnd.com/2022/01/soviet-style-posters-mocking-commie-biden-blanket-capital-leftists-scramble-rip/
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/another-midterm-worry-for-biden-white-house-probes-and-impeachment-attempts-idUSKBN2JR0VE
    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-mainstream-media-turning-on-joe-biden

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-airtags-tracking-capabilities-143609999.html

    https://www.lawofficer.com/michigan-state-police-black-drivers/

    https://amgreatness.com/
    https://www.americanthinker.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  16. I am no longer receiving Charlie’s posts and all of the other responses in my email. Any suggestions? When I go to wordpress a blank page shows up.

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      1. Thanks, Beckita.
        I went in on my laptop and changed a setting. It had been flipped to off for some reason. the messages are now back in my inbox. However, when I type in the wordpress url in the omnibox just a blank page for WordPress shows up. I’m good with that as long as I’m getting the messages in my inbox. It’s odd but don’t want to spend anymore energy on it cuz the ASOH bookmark still works.
        Thank you for your help.

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        1. HTTP, sometimes, randomly, I will get a fully downloaded web page that shows nothing, just a blank page. Quitting and reopening my browser can sometimes help. Sometimes, I never do figure it out.

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          1. Thank you, Steve for commenting. I did try that and other things so have let go of that one. We have been experiencing other odd ball internet interruptions too. Since flipping on the one switch I am once again receiving the emails. Since I have found another avenue of receiving emails, I’ve decided to just let the blank page mystery go.

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  17. Recently I got at least two text messages from my insurance prompting me to get a flu shot. This is today’s exchange with the automated system, I guess it worked:

    Insurance text message:
    “Did you keep your promise to get a flu shot? Text YES or NO. It’s not too late. Get your flu shot today. ”

    I replied (and btw I made no promises, no clue why they insist I did):
    “Yes, straight in my butt.”

    Insurance text message:
    “Thanks for taking charge of you and your family’s health by getting a flu shot this season! We won’t send you any more texts about the flu.”

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  18. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … PM 😉

    https://catholicvote.org/california-removes-pagan-incantations-from-schools-after-parents-sue/

    https://www.takimag.com/article/a-new-threat/

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/conspiracy-theorist-asks-4-doctors-whats-in-the-clotshot/

    https://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2022/01/17/cbs-sports-bans-bible-commercial-from-football-game-n2601952

    https://cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/huckabee-how-can-we-keep-america-hating-anti-semitic-terrorists

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/01/18/paski-quick-the-russians-are-coming-the-russians-are-coming/#more-225493

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/rand-paul-report-rising-inflation

    https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2022/01/17/exclusive-james-okeefe-pharmaceutical-companies-drive-covid-19-media-corruption/

    https://newstarget.com/2022-01-17-great-awakening-after-great-reset-will-happen.html

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/17/biden-spent-quarter-of-first-year-as-president-in-delaware/
    https://nypost.com/2022/01/18/psaki-defends-non-release-of-biden-delaware-visitor-logs/

    https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/01/18/union-pacific-considers-rerouting-trains-around-los-angeles-amid-railcar-theft-spike/

    https://www.floppingaces.net/2022/01/18/hillary-clinton-hunts-moby-dick/

    https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/4030561/posts

    (Satire)
    https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-warn-that-republicans-may-steal-the-election-by-blocking-democrat-efforts-to-steal-the-election

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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    1. As always, well done CrewDog. Thank you for researching all these links. You have to be the most well informed member of this community! Usually, I glance through the entries and perhaps pick one or two that perk my interest. From your list above, the question about “What’s in the clotshots?” caught my eye.

      For those who’d also like to know, here’s the 14 minute video, copied from your list, where 4 doctors have a shot at answering the question;

      https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/conspiracy-theorist-asks-4-doctors-whats-in-the-clotshot/

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  19. Considering that Charlie started his article with an examination of the story of the movie, Jaws, the following is quite apropos. It’s an article found in LifeSiteNews that they, in turn, picked up from the WND News Center.

    The writer proposes a movie story board of events that will ultimately bring about the promised worldwide Great Reset. It opens in the following manner;

    “This article is presented for readers to consider a possible scenario that may occur in the coming months. Recent developments and statements emanating from the World Economic Forum have given indications that the next step on the way to implementing the Great Reset may be imminent – an engineered world economic collapse as a necessary prelude to the imposition of a digital world currency, which Klaus Schwab and the WEF have frequently been discussing and promoting.”

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/dont-be-fooled-globalists-will-claim-victory-over-covid-to-win-support-for-great-reset/

    Dave

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  20. I’m astonished that JP is still allowed on YT. I first watched him several years ago, occasionally, because he’s truly funny. He’s been getting more and more bold. This one is serious:

    God bless and keep you, friend.

    Sister Bear

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    1. TY for posting this, Sr. Bear. I want the tshirt! I didn’t recognize the name, but did since my kids have shared his vids with me before. This alone gives me hope, ha.

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  21. I learned a new concept in the past year “controlled opposition”, when the power elite controls both narratives, they can control the public’s reaction and eventual outcome. Nasty scenarios where the devil plays more than one angle as a form if mind & behavior control…

    Leftist ideology has become “anything but 2+2=4, and if you say NO only 2+2=4 then you’re one of the evil -ist words” There’s no room “Critical Thinking” on the left as their ultimate goal is :Orwell’s 1984

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    1. Al2 – it is all so frustrating to see evil behavior normalized. I celebrate the signs from our shepherds and Mystic Body as we bring God and the sacred out into the fray. I sense it will be a difficult and at times lonely, yet rewarding path.

      I am sharing this post from Sachin Jose today that speaks to such reverence and awe. This beauty is out there and within each of us. ❤

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      1. Here is the sweet story behind this picture:

        The Philippine Star @PhilippineStar
        ·
        Jan 17
        Located two kilometers away from the shores of Bien Unido, Bohol, and nine meters under the sea, is a deepwater image of the Holy Child.

        Underwater photographer Tacio Bautista, @tacio_bautista on Instagram, recently shared a photo of him kneeling before the underwater shrine.

        Bautista said his freediver friend that is originally from Bohol told him that the statue of Santo Niño was placed beneath the sea to prevent fishermen from practicing dynamite fishing, which causes irreparable damage to the aquatic ecosystem.

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    1. from the above https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/12/unprecedented
      …”But our elites also go much further. They seem determined to make the American population fat, weak, ugly, lethargic, drug-addled, screen-addicted, and hyper-sexualized, the men effeminate and the women masculine. Those last two actually barely scratch the surface of the agenda, which includes turning males into “females” and vice versa—or into any one of a potentially infinite number of “genders.” (The number varies depending on which source you check; sixty-three is the highest I could find. Needless to say, no establishment source stops at “two.”)

      The regime promotes every imaginable historic form of degeneracy—and then invents new ones undreamt of by Caligula, the Borgias, or Catherine the Great. All these it pushes through every available media channel, social and legacy, in programming and advertising alike, even in books stocked in elementary-school libraries. As I write, the Virginia governor’s race is being roiled by the presence in said libraries of Gender Queer: A Memoir, an illustrated “children’s” book as sexually explicit as 1970s hardcore pornography—and arguably illegal to boot, since it depicts minors. One candidate for governor and his supporters indignantly insist that this kind of material must be forced on your kids at public expense and that only Nazis object. Degeneracy in tyrants is of course as old as the hills, but prior despots had the “decency,” if one could call it that, to restrict their perversions to the satisfaction of their own private pleasures. To force degeneracy on the whole of society, with the explicit intent of bringing the rest us to our knees, literally and figuratively—that, I think, has never happened before.

      An odd feature of our time is the coupling of mass hyper-sexualization with mass barrenness. Some argue, plausibly, that the link is direct: hyper-sexualization disconnected from procreation inevitably leads to fewer babies. The degree to which crashing fertility is simply an effect of modernity versus a deliberate plan by our rulers is an open question. It is certainly true that every economically and technologically developed society, regardless of region, culture, race, or religion, suffers from cratering birthrates.

      But it’s also true that our rulers advocate and celebrate careerism, consumerism, self-centeredness, casual sex, delayed marriage, (let us say) “non-fecund” couplings, and, where and if all that fails, small families—“for the environment,” you understand. In other words, when and where the (allegedly) inexorable process of modernity is overcome by the innate human desire for love and family, the regime eagerly steps in with propaganda to bully men and women out of such longings. I suppose there is a near-historical precedent for this, namely China’s one-child policy, in effect from 1980 to 2015. But that was implemented to relieve (it was thought) a looming Malthusian crisis, a fear that cannot reasonably apply to contemporary America, whose birthrate is 1.64 and falling like a stone. China itself, whose leaders want its people to live on, abandoned the policy. Meanwhile, America unofficially does everything it can to suppress native births. Has this ever happened before in a country not even plausibly facing a “population crisis”?

      The promotion of ugliness deserves special attention. The autocrats of old wanted to be known for their patronage of beauty, the arts, and great works. This is one meaning of Shelley’s “Ozymandias,” and also of Augustus’s boast that he found Rome a city of brick and left it a city of marble (to say nothing of having commissioned the Aeneid). A stroll through any city in Europe, and in most of the Americas, finds the same sentiment everywhere—until about the middle of the twentieth century, when suddenly everything turned brutalist, and brutally ugly, and not just the buildings, but the art, the literature, the music, almost everything.”…

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      1. Indeed we are living in the evil matrix, and yes the hyper sexualization leads to fewer babies, however, it is apparently mostly due to abortions (contraceptions usually terminate human lives in early stages and the rest of the unwanted babies are butchered in abortions). So we could have much more babies but 70 000 000 of them are murdered every year worldwide in the death chambers of the abortion “clinics” per WHO reporting… so many millions of babies don’t get a chance to see the sunlight.

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          1. JLynn, over the past few years I’ve done some thought experiments when considering abortion and technological innovation. It is now possible to have a woman bear a 22-week-old child and have it have a significant probability that the child will live and grow up. This means that the defense of abortion in the case of danger to the mother after the 22nd week is irrelevant, since the child can likely be saved as well as the mother. Further, I don’t know of anyone who would seriously argue that a fetus less than 22 weeks old could seriously endanger a woman’s life at any kind of rational percentage likelihood, if at all, any more than the flu might endanger her.

            Same for artificial wombs. Once you can take a child from conception to full-term birth in an artificial womb, the argument that a fetus must be aborted in order to save the woman is no longer relevant and the argument that a woman would be overstressed or “inconvenienced” by a pregnancy is also irrelevant.

            At that point, killing an unborn child becomes entirely unnecessary for any reason. Further, with birth rates currently below death rates in more and more countries and 8B people fully capable of flourishing on this planet, the idea that unborn children should be ended to save the planet is obviously ludicrously stupid. More effective by far is to help people all over the world become more well-off and independent to get birth and death rates more aligned for a sustainable future where no fetus needs to be aborted because the mother can’t afford to have the child.

            Even if you really believe that women should have a choice, that need for choice at the expense of the unborn child evaporates after the 22nd week here in 2021.

            So the only reason to end an unborn baby’s life is because you want to kill it. Laws that prohibit abortion after week 22 are actually not against women’s choice at the expense of the unborn, if our society commits to helping such children even if their mothers want to walk away from them.

            We’re not that far away from this techno reality, being able to save children only 22 weeks old, and the planet can certainly support the child if we get our society’s act together, so really it is currently all about murder, at least after 22 weeks, and getting the rest of us to get our affairs organized properly. It’s a two-way street: we can persuade or require women (and men) to give up abortion only if we as a society organize ourselves to improve the lives of mothers and to help mothers who actually do need a helping hand in becoming a mother. Technology is getting us to the point where none of us have any legitimate excuses on this matter.

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  22. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    1st Indian twin priests ordained in Korea hope to help needy in both countries
    https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/culture/2022/01/199_322515.html

    Ya don’t need Dreams & Visions to figure out EVIL is in our midst ;-(
    https://www.countdowntothekingdom.com/valeria-your-earth-has-become-satanic-ground/

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/250122/burlington-priest-asks-parishioners-to-tell-bishop-of-his-pastoral-care-mental-health

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/19/afghanistan-tops-roster-of-global-christian-persec/

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/01/jesus_christ_as_palestinian_terrorist.html

    https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2022/01/17/the-decline-of-reading-and-the-rise-of-stupidity-an-interview-with-mark-bauerlein/

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/victor-davis-hanson/2022/01/20/is-america-heading-for-a-systems-collapse-n1551120

    Soros … Spawn of satan! Every significant Op to Take-Out The Republic is funded by Soros!
    https://bongino.com/introducing-the-man-behind-the-curtain-inside-the-secret-network-of-george-soros-2
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/01/soros-general-demands-purge-military-daniel-greenfield/

    HeadRed Xi, Reichsführer Schwab, Dr Death, Geo Soros & PC Geek Gates yukking it up at Davos …. what could go wrong!?
    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/klaus-schwab-introduces-his-good-buddy-xi/

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/20/fauci-helped-loosen-already-weak-rules-for-risky-virus-research/

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/01/19/thousands-of-ineligible-medical-providers-are-enrolled-vas-community-care-program.html

    Unexpected Jump ……Yeah! ….. Right!!
    https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/01/20/omicron-unemployment/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
    https://www.zerohedge.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  23. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … PM 😉

    https://blog.adw.org/2022/01/the-need-for-two-pockets-2/

    Bless & Protect the DC & USAwide Pro-Life Marchers. Amen!

    https://www.lifenews.com/2022/01/20/supreme-court-rejects-big-abortion-a-second-time-keeps-texas-abortion-ban-in-place/

    My VA Kin & Comrades at Arms in Arlington Cemetery must be spinning in their graves! …. check-out the other “Privileged Boxes”! …. it’s really a Good Sign ’cause Radical THEYs are revealing THEMselves for all to see!!
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/virginia-school-labeling-military-kids-privileged-bingo-disabled-veteran

    Does anyone here believe that ChinaJoe has been In-Charge of ANYTHING these past two years? BO’s Crew were a USA Disaster 09-16 and more so in 3rd Term ;-(
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10423511/Biden-wont-fire-powerful-Master-Disaster-Chief-Staff-Ron-Klain-JOHN-FUND.html

    WHO (& CDC/NIH) are owned by Global Elites. We must, carefully, watch what’s going-down in the run-up to Election 22. THEY will do everything/anything to support The Left Re-Set Agenda in the US/EU!
    https://gazettengr.com/who-recommends-lifting-covid-19-travel-restrictions-over-its-inefficacy/

    https://dailycaller.com/2022/01/19/cdc-natural-immunity-outperforms-vaccination-covid-19-coronavirus/

    https://patriotpost.us/digests/85687-mid-day-digest-2022-01-20

    https://www.revolver.news/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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    1. Louise it reminds me of Aragorn’s speech in Peter Jackson’s LOTR “Return of the King.” It is incredibly awesome and no doubt inspired by our awesome Triune God! God bless you, yours and us, everyone!

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  24. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.catholicleague.org/whats-behind-the-boston-flag-case/

    Time for a 2nd St Joan Appearance!
    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/emmanuel-macron-eu-abortion-rights-charter/2022/01/19/id/1053097

    https://www.ncregister.com/cna/it-s-official-st-irenaeus-to-be-declared-a-doctor-of-the-church

    https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/how-stalin-s-russia-ukraine-sobor-applies-to-china-s-sinicization

    https://www.ncregister.com/features/answering-the-call-when-a-fire-truck-becomes-a-friar-truck

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/250171/activist-group-projects-pro-choice-messages-on-washington-basilica-on-eve-of-march-for-life

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/americans-support-abortion-restrictions-poll

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/20/protection-for-unborn-children-is-at-the-tipping-p/

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/01/while_israel_preserves_al_aqsa_muslims_destroy_other_religions_holy_sites_when_given_a_chance_.html

    Criminal Democrats who embrace The Agenda & Illegal Alliens have no worries when it comes to Feral Gubermint “Law Enforcement” ;-(
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/tsa-allows-illegal-aliens-board-plane-using-criminal-arrest-warrant-form/
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/01/the_fbi_goes_after_a_democrat_who_opposes_bidens_border_policies.html

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2022/01/19/this-is-your-last-chance/
    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2022/01/21/this-is-your-last-chance-part-two/

    https://www.clairewolfe.com/blog/2022/01/17/read-this-book-because-youll-hate-it/

    AF Bases used to always have a piece of land where families could stake out a Family Garden Plot. It’s time to think about growing stuff. I bought a bunch of Legacy Seeds from the folks who visit here.
    https://warontherocks.com/2022/01/reviving-the-victory-garden-the-military-benefits-of-sustainable-farming/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  25. Pope John Paul knew a apostasy was coming, he mentioned it in speeches like Philadelphia & Fulda. Pope Benefict XVI knew a apostasy was on his doorstep he said “Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves.” to echo Catherine Emmerich. They BOTH KNEW what was comming, as you could see in their speeches, does anyone they would of done nothing about it?
    “Prior to 1983, the Code of Canon Law reformed under Popes St. Pius X and Benedict XV stated that a pope abdicated when he renounced.

    But in the Code of 1983, John Paul II changed that to allow a fake abdication. For in Canon 322 §2, for a pope to abdicate he had to renounce his munus, the charge Christ gave him when he accepted his canonical election.

    If a Pope, pressured by anyone, renounced ANYTHING ELSE the renunciation would be invalid!”

    Did you know Jesuits take a 4th vow? Jesuits are to serve, not aspire to become Bishops, Cardinals, and certainly never the Pope.

    Pope Benedict XVI said he’s a rare case of resignation and hints at Benedict VIII.

    The evidence is starting to pile up that we have a Pretender, not a Pope seated at the Vatican…

    Interesting eh?

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    1. Al, this is an old topic which began to consume some on this site nearly three years ago. Like him or not, Pope Francis is a validly elected Pope. Here’s a reminder from Charlie that we won’t lose focus at this critical time by chasing after the “reasons” why Pope Francis isn’t the Pope because he actually is the Pope.

      The introduction to Charlie’s piece, published on April 10, 2019: An End to the Discussions on the Validity of Pope Francis.

      (I am heartily dismayed that in the last week, we have gotten into a consuming argument on the validity of the election of Pope Francis. First, it is entirely contrary to the focus of this site. Second, the whole idea is based on a minority interpretation of canon law. If there were an actual deficiency, it would need to be clear, compelling, and indisputable. Otherwise, it would rightfully be seen as the fig leaf covering over a coup against an inconvenient Pope. Set that precedent and you will never see the end of rival factions seeking advantage in legalisms rather than the large truths of the faith. It would reduce the College of Bishops to roving bands of rival warlords. Frankly, I think it a satanic seduction to a “fix” of current controversies that would permanently enfeeble and introduce disorder into the hierarchy.

      Over the course of its 2000-year history, the Church has only had about two dozen Popes who were largely unworthy of their office. In every such age, the faithful managed to live their faith with fidelity or groups of Bishops (sometimes only small groups) raised resistance until, inevitably, the evil ran its course and accomplished what was intended through it and God gave better times. Often, in the aftermath of such controversies, the Bishops and the faithful were recollected to the supreme importance of fidelity – which they had forsaken for a time.

      I am not a fan of Pope Francis – or of the predatory and heterodox clerics he seems to prefer to promote. But if a support beam in a house is deficient, I am not an enthusiast for blowing up the house in order to fix it. The simple way of fidelity and faith is the answer for me. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, also dismayed by the problems in the Church, has written quite powerfully on the mortal dangers of trying to remove even an heretical Pope.

      Desmond Birch is going to address this issue in the comments below this article. He asked me, preparatory to that, to put up this article (beginning with a few introductory comments by Birch), written by Cdl. Joseph Ratzinger when he was prefect of the Congregation on the Doctrine of the Faith. If you read it through, pay particular note to item #7 where Ratzinger begins to discuss the limitations of primacy and item #10 where he flatly denies that primacy grants any Pope absolute power. The form I received it in was not easily compatible with the WordPress format, so I have conciliated it – and have removed footnotes.

      I am going to allow two days of discussion on this subject. At midnight, Mountain Time, on Friday, the discussion on this subject ends and we get completely back to our focus here: Acknowledge God, Take the Next Right Step, and Be a Sign of Hope. And now, the article in question: – CJ)

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      1. Just letting you know what’s developing out there. I acknowledge there’s some globalist funny business happening at the Vatican.

        I don’t think it would be destructive at all, as the Church would simply roll back the policies & actions to pre-Francis since he was never valid to begin with, as there should of never been a papal election in the first place. The position and dignity of Pope wouldn’t be undermined by exposing Francis, if anything there’s hope in knowing he’s as valid as Biden’s presidency.

        Anyways, no worries Beckita, it’s just information floating out there. Perhaps it should not be dissmissed too easily…

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        1. No, Al. This is not a new revelation that people think Pope Francis is an invalid Pope. THREE years ago, Charlie said we’re done discussing this topic here because Pope Francis was, indeed, validly elected. I replied with the link to Charlie’s piece as a reminder of this, so I won’t be clearing any more comments about the narrative that Pope Francis is an Pope imposter.

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  26. This is noteworthy. Pierre Kory, MD, was among the first physicians to get to work in spring 2020 to find effective therapeutic protocols, using already-available known drugs, to treat C-19 patients. He’s one of the MDs who founded Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance. Anyway, here is a recent post on his own blog:

    https://pierrekory.substack.com/p/will-the-omicron-wave-carry-us-onto?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo1NTM1OTE0MywicG9zdF9pZCI6NDcyMTIzNTAsIl8iOiJkOUp4NiIsImlhdCI6MTY0MjU0MTAxNSwiZXhwIjoxNjQyNTQ0NjE1LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItNjQ1NTI0Iiwic3ViIjoicG9zdC1yZWFjdGlvbiJ9.DGVdzlyGgG19Quqw9u2Ck8mzhr00bkMLTPO9Jjyu7aw

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    1. I live in NE and “see” this happening in real-time. People in this very blue state, and the other blue state the referenced info is from, are juuust not able to ramp-up the fear that was present at the beginning. There is fatigue and a palatable sense of a perceptible sea-change. This in the midst of a determination by some to keep the fear a’goin. It’s really surreal.

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  27. So this week they didn’t let me to go to work because I didn’t submit the weekly pcr test result in a timely fashion. I replied that processing time increased from 24 hours to 105 hours due to outbreak and have no control over it. So I asked them to change at least the weekly deadline to Thursdays. The current policy is the deadline is Mondays and we can test as early as Fridays ( and testing sites are committed by the business days so 2 weekend days are wasted). So we have pretty much 1 business day to submit the results. Today I tested again and was told at Walgreens that it will take up to 7 BUSINESS days to get the results. At work they replied they are not going to move Mondays to Thursdays for submitting the tests. Everything is done to coerce people into vaxxes. And this is a Catholic agency…

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      1. Thank you Beckita, I think other people are in a more dire situation, imagine if one person feeding their family was dependent on one income source from such a coercive employer who in my case is actually Cardinal Cupich or I rather say Mr. Cupich. Whatever he mandates within the archdiocese is executed by the Catholic agencies within the Chicago Archdiocese under Cupich’s command. As for testing, this is actually testing time for Mr. Cupich and others in power, and I am afraid the final grade might be not pleasant to them.

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    1. “Catholic…” surely is not what it used to be. I remember sitting up straight in my chair as a youngster in the CCD program when the priest walked the hallways or entered the classroom. Fast forward to the new 21st century and as a CCD teacher I had no such visits from clergy to the program (eight years) and the students and their parents basically ran the show. In the 1990-2000’s when I worked several Catholic healthcare facilities, the corrupt laity ran the show. Ethics were a thing of the past.

      The good news, as I trust it to be is, authentic Catholic faith is making a come back. I am praying for you and for us all to find courage and strength to endure the Storm. ❤

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    2. Pawel, testing may be as dangerous as the vax! Please watch these videos and make sure that you aren’t having ethylene oxide put in your nose. (I’m hoping you are doing the spit test!)

      https://www.purplelionproject.com/post/all-about-the-swab

      This one is a rapid, at-home test (which you aren’t doing) but crazy info!

      https://www.purplelionproject.com/post/lethal-in-contact-with-skin-the-abbott-binaxnow-test-reagent

      Praying for your situation and health!

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      1. Well I guess this entire insanity should stop soon in the US too, UK is about to lift their restrictions, they figured only 1% of deaths were attributed to Covid when other comorbidities are not taken into account. They calculated for example, they had “extra” 50 000 deaths related to not allowing people to be treated just for cancer because of lockdowns, and from purely Covid died only 17 000 over the past 2 years. They are saying they will be regretting having all those lockdowns….

        By the way Jewel, were you able to get Mucosolvan from that NY Polish shop?

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      2. I heard about these tests being no only invasive but possible hostile to your health. With everyone doing “free” at home tests now, I’m sure we are going to hear sad sad news soon.

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        1. That’s why I don’t want the “free” tests Joe is offering us. I watched Jewel’s 2 links, short videos by an RN. Dr. Jane Ruby on the Stew Peters show often speaks about the tests also.

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    3. That’s going on here in CA too Pawel. So nuts. Even the kiddos can’t go back to school unless tested and masked. I can’t count how many false positives they’ve had. Screwy.

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  28. Begging for prayers for my brother-in-law Bill who had a stroke yesterday and was moved to Toledo😩 My sister is beside herself of course. He’s unvaxxed but is older. The kids are all here. Thank you! God bless

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  29. Charlie,

    So much of what you said during your time of prophetic messages are coming to fruition. I’m just curious – were you ever told about covid? Seems like this has been so significant that you must have been shown something. I understand if you choose not to answer.

    As always thank you for all you do!

    – Craig

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  30. More good news from Australia. I only discovered this story today: https://cairnsnews.org/2020/11/02/police-blow-whistle-on-coronavirus-deception/

    It is definitely the case that the Australians are rising up, and many have been diligently working hard in diverse ways to overthrow the shackles of tyranny.

    Today I chose to give some of my private information (my land tax notice) to the tyrannical Tasmanian gov’t just so that our young uninjected friend could stay with us when he arrives here on Monday. Because he is uninjected, according to their UNLAWFUL and unnecessary rules he must “quarantine” which he can do at our house. I therefore sent the following message to the tyrants (because I choose still to exercise hospitality to our young friend and he won’t be allowed to board the plane without MY PRIVATE INFORMATION!!!):

    (If the following sounds confusing, don’t worry too much, I am attempting to bamboozle them by invoking common law above their statute laws and UNLAWFUL “mandates”):

    “I, Louise Yvette, a living woman, do note to the Tasmanian authorities, currently abusing their authority, and acting in an UNLAWFUL and tyrannical manner, that I am providing them with the information they ask for UNDER DURESS, and I hereby give notice of liability for any harm which comes to me by this INVASION of my PRIVACY, which is my inherent right, according to COMMON LAW as it existed at the time of the formation of the COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, in the Year of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD, Nineteen hundred and one, and which still exists today, 22 Jan 2022.”

    I will be sending many of these kinds of messages to various people and entities in the coming weeks and months, until we overthrow our oppressors, or die trying.

    VIVA CRISTO REY!

    Begging Our Heavenly Father to send to us the Blessed Virgin so we may finally herald the
    TRIUMPH of the IMMACULATE HEART!

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    1. Ordinary people are rising up. Although it has been largely kept under wrap and out of mainstream public awareness, the cabal is losing its death grip and fighting like the dickens in the process. There are and will continue to be losses. The end of a wicked era. The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and our restoration will be glorious. Therefore, we stand firm in the battle as we go forth in the trenches cooperating with God’s plan.

      VIVA CRISTO RAY! We are on the winning team. Thanks be to God.

      For many years, at the suggestion of an online movement, some articulate people, formerly strangers to each other, took on the onus of becoming collaborators by becoming historians and archivists in the public records tracking of the doom of the elite. I’ve been randomly checking this list since its inception, which started as a world-wide shared (vetted) Google-Sheet, and have bookmarked it as a reference and resource. I do not delight in the fall of man, however I am intrigued by it all and in being a witness to sweeping justice. It is biblical and we know these things must come.

      https://www.resignation.info/

      My dear friend Wendy C. shared this prayer on her daily newsletter. It resonated with me and I pray it daily for these times. Perhaps others may feel moved to pray and share it too.

      Into thy hands, Mary, I commend my body and my soul. I ask thee to provide for them and to protect them. I ask thee to protect them from the evil one. I ask thee enlighten my mind, strengthen my will, and refrain my appetites by grace. Our Lady and St. Michael, call down from Heaven the legions of angels under your command to protect me; I ask of thee all the things I ask of my Guardian Angel. My guardian angel, under thy intellectual and volitional protection I place my body. I ask thee to illumine my mind and refrain my appetites. I ask thee to strengthen my cogitative power, my memory and my imagination. Help me to remember the things I should and not remember the things I should not. Help me to associate the things I should and not to associate the things I should not. Give me good clear images in my imagination. I ask thee to drive away all the demons that might affect me while I sleep (or throughout the course of the day). (Help me to sleep and, if thou should deem it prudent, direct my dreams. Help me to arise refreshed). Amen

      Louise, well done. May God guide and protect you and yours in your life and in your good and charitable works. ❤

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    1. More and more of this will come to pass. Chiming in with this piece, Louise, we can check out the data from a study in Scotland here.

      Excerpt: “Scottish data shows that the COVID-19 age-standardized case rate is highest among the two-dose vaccinated and lowest among unvaccinated. It further shows this trend of negative efficacy for the double-vaccinated persisting for hospitalizations and deaths. Something is very wrong here, and together with other data points, it raises concerning questions about the negative effect of waning antibodies, constant boosting, and the consequences of a leaky vaccine with narrow-spectrum suboptimal antibodies against an ever-evolving virus.”

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      1. This seems consistent with Corona infections here in my area Beckita.
        Just about my whole family and many friends have come down with Omnicron in the last two weeks whether we had prior infections or not, including those that had the Delta strain this summer.
        I was infected last February along with about 14 others. The other half of my family got the Delta strain this summer but no one who was sick from the strain back in Feb caught the Delta strain. Now both those that had Delta AND those with the Feb strain have gotten sick with Omnicron. This shows how much the virus has mutated and gotten past the natural immunity we had from the earlier strains. This highlights one of the reasons no one can actually create a vaccine for a Coronoviris as it is mutates far too often for any vaccine to keep up with the mutations.
        One plus is how mild this strain is. It is more like a cold and less like a flu. I had it 2 days and was already up and back at it except some hoarseness.
        My bands lead singer caught it Wed, lost his voice and then got it back and sang at our gig Friday and Sat night! Same with our other guitarist/vocalist.
        Hoping this is the last time we catch this virus and that it turns endemic.
        Only time will tell.

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        1. SO interesting, Phillip. I continue to observe, read and listen. I have read some studies from a year ago when some medical/scientific thinkers believed that the antibodies would last a long, long time. The covid Fr. Wang and I had at the end of October-beginning of November in 2021 seems to have left us both with some virile antibodies. While taking care of Charlie during his 23 days here I never once felt frightened that I might become ill again. Omicron cases in Missoula County have been reportedly extremely high and widespread.

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          1. Two things: this video is an excellent summary of what Dr. Chetty has seen and done in the last two years (first 30 minutes), but he also evaluates where we are at with the variants and vax. It’s so interesting that an hour goes by fast!

            (Jewels, because we have a video limit of 30 minutes, I’m editing this link by replacing it with the bitchute site link here and adding the video title: Dr. Shankara Chetty testifies before the German Corona Investigative Committee, Dec 10th, 2021 ~Beckita)

            Second: my family and I got Delta in late May/June. We all, to varying degrees and symptoms just got through Omicron. Not as bad as Delta, but each of us had different issues: my kids had cold like symptoms with a cough, but my husband felt like he had a sinus infection that would start going away and then return and I had six days of a headache (ranging from horrible migraine to annoying ache and brain fog). So bizarre.

            Now my sister and her husband are struggling with the virus–who knows what variant, but it is taking forever for them to get back to good health. They hadn’t had the virus before, so if it’s Omicron, it’s harder on those without antibodies.

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        2. Phillip, if you had in your hands the ability to create a vaccine, a true vaccine, to Covid, but you also knew that people were waking up to Covid and to the harms of the vaxxxines and so would eschew more shots with your true vaccine, and you needed to vaccinate people all over the world against further variants you knew the Evils have in their back pockets, what would you do with what you had in your hands?

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  31. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/marchers-for-life-vow-to-continue-fight-even-if-roe-overturned-abortion-wont-go-away/#slide-1

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/250146/pro-life-vs-pro-choice-states-if-roe-falls-what-would-the-abortion-landscape-look-like

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michiganders-say-children-are-not-the-governments-after-viral-dem-party-facebook-post-backlash

    If Ya haven’t done so already, Ya need to Stock-Up & don’t forget your Furry Friends!
    I’ve noticed that the WallyWorld Shelves are getting “Thinner” every week including pet food. I snagged the last box of my regular dog food yesterday and noticed No Saltine Crackers to be found.
    https://newstarget.com/2022-01-20-12-signs-food-shortages-are-here.html

    i hope I live to see the Global ChinaBioWeapon Criminals frog marched before an International Tribunial where Truth is exposed and Perps get harsh justice!
    https://www.theblaze.com/shows/the-glenn-beck-program/unvaxxed-covid-scott-quiner

    https://www.brighteon.com/d4731501-e9a2-4647-8f1a-471961a79d29

    https://www.newsmax.com/us/judge-blocks-biden-vaccine-mandate/2022/01/21/id/1053432/

    Why do I get Visions of the Antichrist when I see Guv Newsom In-Action!?
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/gavin-newsom-says-california-looks-like-a-third-world-country
    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2022/01/21/l-a-county-sheriff-villanueva-newsom-says-he-wants-prosecution-of-rail-theft-but-he-endorses-gascon/
    https://needtoknow.news/2022/01/california-weighs-doubling-taxes-to-pay-for-single-payer-health-care-system-that-would-cover-illegal-aliens/?

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/21/truckers-required-show-proof-vaccination-enter-country/

    https://patriotpost.us/digests/85722-mid-day-digest-2022-01-21

    https://www.floppingaces.net/2022/01/21/the-week-in-radical-leftism-1-21-21/

    https://cnsnews.com/
    https://townhall.com/
    https://www.wnd.com/category/front-page/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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    1. “i hope I live to see the Global ChinaBioWeapon Criminals frog marched before an International Tribunial where Truth is exposed and Perps get harsh justice!”

      Amen, CD, amen.

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  32. Well, well, well, Jen Psaki let it slip on The View, that she enjoyed working for President Obama. So it is his 3rd term, or is that 4th term?

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    1. Psaki, Biden, Obama, Rice… and a long list of other arrogant incompetents are just specks on tendrils of tangled web with many more higher up towards the bloated horror at the center. (e.g. – the Fed is an entangled fly… and they answer to the Bank for International Settlements, and the ones pulling those strings, and so on all the way to the main instigator who is satan). Psaki spews a torrent of outrageous stuff. What of it? I’m consoled every morning that all folks have to put their pants and skirts on the same way. One leg at a time.

      No doubt Goliath was boasting with the mouth of satan at the front of the Philistine army. Satan, meet rock from slingshot of mere shepherd boy with unshakeable faith and focus on God.

      The kid was simple, and not to be distracted. Good habits of thought.

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  33. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … PM 😉

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/devin-nunes-trump-social-media-big-tech-twitter/2022/01/21/id/1053500/

    THEY will fight this kind of exposure Tooth & Nail as THEY fully realize THEIR necks might well und up in a noose! …. along with everyone else who has “joined” The Conspiracy!
    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/british-medical-journal-demands-immediate-release-all-covid-19-vaccine-treatment-data

    https://yournews.com/2022/01/22/2285954/marxist-revolution-in-the-making-in-america-expert-warns/

    Let’s see …… small farms failing, Bill Gates/Chinamen Buying-Up USA Farmland, Middle Class Mom/Pop Enterprise/Truckers strangled by ChinaBioWeapon Mandates plus onerous Gubermint regulations and The Davos Global Re-Set Gang assure US that by 2030 WE will own nothing but will be happy… As Planned/Implemented ?… NOW?..!!
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/farms-are-failing-as-fertilizer-prices-drive-up-cost-of-food-11642770182
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/05/bill-gates-climate-crisis-farmland
    https://townhall.com/columnists/marthaboneta/2022/01/13/beware-china-is-gobbling-up-american-farmland-n2601760
    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2022/01/19/trucking-group-chief-says-industry-at-edge-of-cliff-says-bad-policies-exacerbating-supply-chain-crisis-1190667/
    …. the below video from last January …. THEY are Back at It @ Davos this month and more Frantic than ever ’cause BoobLand USA/EU is Waking-Up:
    The Great Reset

    I seriously doubt that this Ol’ Whiskey drinking Renegade Catholic will be Hanging Out @ The Assembly of God Church …. but I think Pastor Dana is The Real Deal and God is “Tapping on the Shoulders” of ALL kinds of Folks to Get the Word Out…. These-Days!
    Ya might find the “2022 Jet Dreams” & Saturday “Pray with Me” segments interesting?
    https://www.youtube.com/c/DanaCoverstonetv/videos

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  34. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/01/21/poll_majority_of_millennials_gen_zers_want_limits_on_abortion_147069.html

    https://spiritdailyblog.com/healing/praying-deeply-to-protect-heal-your-body

    Never Ending Scandal but I’m suspicious of all this Drip, Drip, DRIP Outing of Reports & Perps. …. Is it all part of The Evil Re-Set? ;-(
    https://churchleaders.com/news/415442-justice-abuse-victims-pope-benedict-xvi.html

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/dark-side-metaverse-exposed-why-your-kids-need-stay-away-vrchat

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/congresss-16-committee-claims-absolute

    THEY pushed the Defund Cops & BLM/ANTIFA/Open Border Agendas and NOW that THEY have figured out it’s a Vote Loser in 22 Election! THEY are now crying Croc Tears over dead Cops & Crime Victims.
    You may rest “assured” that THEY will do NOTHING of substance to reverse The AGENDA or disband THEIR enforcers ;-(
    https://www.newsmax.com/us/nypd-democrats-new-york-hypocrisy/2022/01/22/id/1053547/

    Chinamen be calling the Shots abroad & Here! … Biden Crime Family, Anyone? … DOJ Playing Three Wise Monkey Routine, ANYONE!!?? …. Hello!!!! ;-(
    The Criminal Global Re-Set Covid Cabal is desperate for a Big Global Distraction to bury increasing evidence/reporting upon THEIR Disastrous Medical, Economic, Socialist & Green Policies
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/germany-roiled-political-earthquake-navy-chief-resigns-after-saying-putin-deserves-respect
    https://turcopolier.com/my-last-post-on-ukraine-and-national-security-issues-by-walrus/

    …… but, BUT …. Doc Death & Democrats sez we be needing M-95 Masks …Now!
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/am-done-masks-weve-idiotic-100010292.html

    Good-Bye, Good Men! Hollowed-Out Military just like 1975-81 & NO National wherewithal to re-build as Ronald Reagan/Good Guys did in 80s. It ain’t gonna end well!
    https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/plight-green-beret-why-special-forces-still-losing-most-its-junior-leaders-and-its

    WAT!!?
    https://www.wnd.com/2022/01/algeria-preps-war-morocco-israel/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

    GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC & ALL HERE!

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  35. 9 Day Novena to Our Lady of Good Success
    May this Novena be used as an effective instrument during this present crisis in the Catholic Church to bring about the resurgence in devotion to Our Lady of Good Success thus leading us closer to the restoration of the Catholic Church. Official starting date of the Novena is January 24th ending February 2nd, the Feast of the Purification. (Novena can be said any time of year)

    https://www.ourladyofgoodsuccess.com/pages/9-day-novena-to-our-lady-of-good-success

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    1. Yes, Sister Bear! I recently signed up for his emails from substack.com. I wanted to support his courage, but he also teaches us so much!

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