09 April 2014 News

Here’s a good way to take advantage of our overload of lawyers. Sue the schools that abuse our children.

If there is only one thing you read today, read about these amazing, heart wrenching efforts to save children from sex slavery rings.

[While we’re on the subject, let me just note that I hate the term “Human trafficking”. Even if it’s technically correct, it seems to me to be a politically correct softening  of the term “Slavery”. That’s what this is, plain as day. We should name it with the ugliest terms we have. We should be absolutely clear what we’re talking about. This is slavery. The people who do it are slavers. Those who support it in any way are supporting the slave trade.]

LuciMy favorite actor of Lucifer calls out Obamacare over its attack on freedom of conscience. Turns out, he’s a bit of a libertarian. Who knew?

Also inappropriate: Strippers at nursing homes. Really? Ugh. Like Mrs. Scalia, I’m not comfortable with strippers in general as it is, for pretty much the reasons  she notes. How crass and insensitive do you have to be to call them into a nursing home?

This is gonna make my job even more tedious. Let’s just add more red tape. That’ll help women. . .

 

1 July 2012, St. Cewydd

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

I have a good reason this time– my power was knocked out by the OMG!WTF!Stormpocalypse Friday night, and only came back on a few hours ago. So, let’s catch up now so there’s less to do in the morning . . .

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Eye Opening

I saw enough with my own eyes. I saw the evidence that SD wasn’t interested in, until RP finally convinced him to go look for himself, only after he’d tried to convince RP that it was I who started this whole mess.

Moreover, I saw the behavior and words written since. Foul, vile things. Words I would never have imagined coming from a man I had respected and even admired. I never spoke to you because I didn’t know who else was involved, and didn’t want to pull in anyone who wasn’t involved. I didn’t want to ruin friendships, but I see that was a lost cause from the beginning.

Hell, speaking of trusting and people I called friends. . . Why is it only now I hear anything from the two of you? And only through twitter? Why were my other friends–some of them long time members of that community– summarily banned, their comments deleted, leaving me wondering where they’d gone, and not a one of you thought to send out an email mentioning, from your perspectives, what had happened and why those decisions were made? Why has no one asked me themselves why I made the decisions I made?

What decisions I made, I made based on what I saw first hand. Not the words of others. I had no interest in choosing sides. Another futile effort, as it turned out.

Go ahead and tell yourselves what a horrible person I am. Yes, I am a coward, a weakling, and worse. And I am rather clueless half the time. And it wouldn’t be the first time people have accused me of betrayal, of lacking all honor and integrity. Been there, done that, and actually do have the T shirt.

I know why I have done what I have done. I have no regrets.

And yes, I’ve turned off comments for now. Based on the screencap above, I’ve think heard enough.

Righting the World: Thoughts on Breitbart, Ministry and Courage!

This started some time ago. I tend to dwell and ponder matters. One thing I dwell on is my role in the world: What am I doing, what purpose am I serving in doing what I do? I also expand that out to various groups of friends, notably my dear friends at The Conservative Treehouse. What is our role? How does what we do serve the greater community?

In the midst of these ponderings, that great towering giant of a man, Andrew Brietbart, shocked the lot of us by skipping off for heaven waaaay before we expected. And my ponderings upon the role and place of The Treehouse got tangled up with ponderings on the lessons Breitbart left us. I’m going to try to sort that out now.

As I am a Christian, when I ponder and consider the roles of my self or those near me, I often flash on the following words from Jesus (Matt 25):

33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.

    34Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

    35For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:

    36Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me.

    37Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink?

    38And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee?

    39Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee?

    40And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.

    41Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels.

    42For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink.

    43I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not visit me.

    44Then they also shall answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee?

    45Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.

    46And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.

 You’ll not that He says nothing about blogging. He says nothing about writing at all. But that does not mean that writing, and blogging, are <I>not</I> ways of ministry. (Mind: I am not  saying that if one blogs, that excuses one from following the literal interpretation of His words. Also, I’m writing primarily about the commentors before the posters– the entire community.)

When I read the posts and comments at the Treehouse, I consider that our role, what we do, is as follows: We see those who naked of language– they know the Truth, but cannot express it, or defend it. We, in our open ponderings and occasional bickering, provide them with words to use. We see a world hungry for Truth- and we give it, as best we can. We see that people have been brainwashed through our public education system and media, and we try to show them the way out of their mental prisons. Believe me, the thought-patterns of the Left are a prison even without concrete walls.

In terms of posts, we are a varied, Rag-tag (if you will) lot. We are not a news service like Hot Air or Insty. Nor are any of us Bill Whittle (though we do try, and Sundance comes closest!). We’re somewhere in between, headlines and essays, activism and kitteh pics. A little bit of Ace, a little bit of Anchoress. But that’s just our style. What we do, our purpose, started as a little refuge for our band of misfits. Many (most?) of us never really fit in anywhere else. We started out fleeing from one site, chased from our first hide-out, and here decided to make our stand.

From those campfire days, we’ve developed into quite the little village, with each writer and each commenter valued, and an active Troll-Patrol. Here we gather, we Rag Tag bunch of Misfits, from varied backgrounds, and bring share our insights. In doing so, we encourage each other to go out and proclaim Truth to the world– whether on facebook, other blogs, caucuses, the street, family, friends, random strangers. . . We learn to deconstruct lies, to dive into the hearts of issues, to expose the lies around us for what they are, and to succor those who seek Truth, who are confused and need an environment where they can work out their confusion.

[I count myself among the latter. Most of my blathering is me trying to Sort Things Out, and you lot have been remarkably patient with me.]

The size of our ministry is, at this time, rather small. But we emphasise quality over quantity. If we grow, we grow. If we stay the same size, we stay the same. We may not always agree on things. Our thoughts and insights may not always be original to us– but one thing we count on, is that each of us is sincere and honest in our writing. And that is what makes this place a Refuge, a small shining village of Trust and Truth in the grim forest of Fear and Madness.

In the midst of these thoughts, that great warrior Breitbart went and bought the farm. He was, is, our model of Fearlessness, of brazen courage, raging against the falling night, uncowed by any attack. So much has already be written on what we are to do now, how we all need to follow in his footsteps. I couldn’t agree more.

Last Thursday, I had taken the day off. I was cleaning my living room when the word first came onto Fox News that he had died. It was like a punch to the gut– I was so shocked, I thought that surely I’d misheard, or it was someone with a similar sounding name. . .  I heard Jonah Goldberg reminice a few minutes later, himself clearly in shock and grieving. Soon, I could bear no more, so I switched to the Funimation Channel. And there, they were showing the final eposides of the anime Soul Eater. A very strangely appropriate thing to see at the time. I was very moved the first time I saw the final episode, and seeing it again in this context gave it even more meaning for me.

There’s so much that I think is appropriate for reflection that I want to share it with you. The guy wrapped in bandages is the Kishin (Demon God) Ashura– he is the embodiment of Fear and Madness. His weapon is fear, and he radiates madness. Maka, the little girl with the pig-tails, in our heroine. She attends the DWMA (Death Weapon Meister’s Academy) in Nevada, where she, along with her fellow students, learn to weild their living weapon companions– her companion, Soul, is a scythe. They hunt down evil souls and harvest them to protect the innocents of the world, under the direction of Lord Death. She and her team are trapped insode a barrier with the Kishin, while her father, teachers, and other friends are locked outside, unable to help. At the beginning, all of her teammates have fallen, and only she and Soul remain. Watch her progress as she faces the Kishin, and note the moment when the tide changes, and what it was that changed things.

Watch the whole thing. It’s 23 minutes long, so bookmark it if you need to come back later.

And, yes, I chose the subtitled version for this. Usually, I’m not such a snob about such things, but the Dubbed translation was just off enough that for my purposes, the original was what was needed.

UPDATE: Related (h/t Gracie over at TCT). Remember, the word is: Courage!

Solar-Seismic Update

There was a 6.0 off the Coast of Oregon last night:

The Suspicious 0bservers, at the end of their daily vid, address the current solar weather:

Other interesting bits of science: Capturing images of photons:

Finally, you may wonder why I’ve been starting to have running updates on Solar and Seismic activity. To be honest, a year ago I didn’t really care, but then the Japan quake happened, and there were some really interesting things about it, especially that some people, working of varying theories, had predicted it. One girl called the exact date, and begged for people living on the Pacific Coast– and she called out Japan specifically– to get to high ground. Her video was dated several weeks before the Quake/Tsunami hit, but she got it right. Now, since then, I’ve learned quite a bit, and I honestly think she’s a bit of a kook. But, no amount of kookiness can deny the fact that she called the exact date of the quake, and also got the location. She was definitely on to something.

Since that time, I’ve been running into a few interesting theories, most of which have a great deal of overlap with each other, but each with essential, core differences. These theories run from the edge of reason–Sitchin’s Nibiru theory– to the much more plausible Magnetic Universe theories. In particular, I am very interested in the Harmonic Resonance theories, which work in nicely with the Solar Magnetic Influence Theories. I take to these theories because, honestly, I am a musician by training, and they make a lot of sense to a music-theory nut like myself.

As best I can describe it, imagine this– the gravitational/magnetic influence between any two given bodies in the solar system is a certain “pitch” which is determined by the relative mass of each pair and the distance between them. So, Sun-Earth has a pitch that increases or decreases throughout the year. Same with Earth-Moon, Earth-Mars, Earth-Pluto, Earth-Vesta, Venus-Uranus, etc. . . Most of the time, these various “pitches” are a muddled mess, frequencies and harmonic overtones mostly cancelling each other out save for the great Bass notes and overtones coming from the Sun to each main body (planet), and from each planet to their relative satellites. However, at certain points, these pitches and harmonics fall into “chords”– moments when pitches are no longer cancelling, but amplifying each other, fitting into each other like pieces of a puzzle. In those moments, the Gravitational/ Magnetic forces resonating between the bodies invovled in the “chord” are such that noticable effects happen, such as increased (or sudden) seismic activity. In the worlds of older times, this is the Music of the Spheres.

Due to my interest in the overall subject matter, the videos I’ll be posting in the future will include the Solar Forecasts (as the sun is just as effected by these chords and progressions as eery other body ni the system), as well as the upcoming Planetary Alignments of note. Here us one recent video (mind, it’s an hour and a half, so if you’re interested, set some time aside) that evaluates the Nibiru and Harmonic theories in light of some of the most ancient records still surviving.

Posting Pictures on WordPress

So, apparently . . . If you’re posting a slew of pics in one post, and don’t get the spacing right, some of your pics will disappear. I’ve edited the two previous posts to make sure all the images are in– so if you looked at the posts before, you may have missed some pretty pictures. . . Sorry for the trouble!

The Scum He Is

Ok, pure and simple, strait up truth for a moment: The Current Prez, the man known to the world as Barak Hussein Obama, is a Traitor to his country. At best. Either that, or the BC just (finally!) released is a forgery, and the man’s an enemy combatant.

These are our choices. We know that he is destroying the Unites States of America. Only the blinkered 20% that actually believed that OJ didn’t do it still believe this guy is doing anything positive for the country. I think, though, that we also know that he is doing this destruction quite deliberately. This is so very clear, and the only reason the Big Conservative Names aren’t saying this is denial—Normalcy Bias taken to an extreme situation.

Look, it’s not about the BC. That was only the first thing that got a few inquisitive minds searching. It’s his whole life, the lack of documentation for things the official story written by Mr. Ayers in Dreams From My Father. Starting with oddities surrounding the BC, through the massive amounts of fraud during the 2008 Democratic Primaries. There are reams of questions, conflicts and things that just don’t quite work out. Since his inauguration, the one pattern that has been made clear in the decisions of himself and his administration are: If it helps America, don’t allow it. If it harms America, make it law.

Gates was the last man standing, but he’s gone now, replaced by Leon Panetta. I’d had some hopes for Hillary being the adult in the White House, but she seems to have caved in to the administration. Or, she was with the plan all along and fooled a lot of people.

Let’s assume that O is a citizen of the US. Benefit of the doubt and all that. That makes him a traitor. One does not impeach traitors, one arrests them, tries them, and sentences them. One does not allow him to sit at the Resolute Desk for another hour while Congress proceeds with the impeachment hearings—one goes in with a team and hand cuffs the guy and perp. walks him out the South Lawn to a holding cell, while having the VP take the Oath of Office—if he is not led away in chains as well.

Who can do this? Who can decide this, and take appropriate action? Usually, I’d say Department of Justice would be the best bet. But since Eric Holder is also a Traitor (by way of deliberate dereliction of duty and efforts to destroy the US Constitution), DoJ is hamstrung. If DoJ cannot help, cannot enforce the law. . . there is no one. The Military has the ability—but there’s reason to believe that many (Many, certainly not all) officers ranked above Lt. Col. are compromised. Even if they weren’t, their actions would result in—if only for a few days—a military dictatorship. This is not something any member of our Military wants. It would be a betrayal of their very nature to do institute such a thing, no matter how brief it was. So the Military is between a rock and a hard place and, short of a miracle, unable to come to our aid.

What can the rest of us do? Yes, yes, keep the pressure up on the politicians currently in office, and certainly do everything we can toward the vote in 2012. And yes, I absolutely believe that those who are investigating the Traitor-in-Chief’s past should continue to do so—every bit of information is needed. But beyond this? What can we do?

In the first draft of this post, the next line was: “I don’t know.”

But, Providence Provides, Ask and ye shall find. My friend Ytz4me posted a comment in the OT over at The Last Refuge, when talking about leaving post-its on gas pumps with messages for the public. Here it is for you:

This idea is gathering legs….. so much so, that the Obots are now showing up to “advise” people that they shouldn’t do this because it would be “vandalism”.

Lol. Really? A non-permanent sticky note is now “vandalism” ??

Part of the charade is to continue to make people believe that they are alone in their dissent and/or dissatisfaction with the ruling class. They need to isolate you and make you feel YOU are the outlier.

This has been written about extensively in various professional military training manuals. It has also been the subject of many papers, where to outsiders, the “sudden collapse” of an oppressive regime catches them by surprise.

The reason for the “sudden collapse” is that the group knowledge finally reached a tipping point, where the “dissenters” realize that they are the MAJORITY, not the minority as the Regime would have them believe.

Sticky notes, as advocated at gas pumps, represent what is known as

“Counter propaganda”.

They are important for several reasons, distilling snippets from a few professional publications on Resistance Movements, Guerilla Warfare Manuals (both building a guerilla movement AGAINST an existing regime, or strategies for COUNTERING a growing guerilla movement) etc.

Several themes seem to flow through all of these “manuals” :

1. It is important (for the counter-Regime forces) to maintain belief in final victory.

2. Large numbers of [counter propaganda] appearing night after night, will make the enemy nervous and raise the self-confidence of the population since such activities demonstrate the inefficiency of the existing regime and the power and strength of the resistance movement.

3. Whenever practical, guerilla forces use non-electronic means to communicate.

4. It is a principle of political science that it is easier to persuade people to vote against something or someone than to persuade them to vote in favor of something or someone.

The momentum is in our favor. Do not be deterred!

Here’s how some other commenters say one can do it:

JRD says: I have HP paper that has an adhesive on one side. I designed the post it using Microsoft Office Publisher and then printed it out and cut them with a paper cutter. Yes, it took a lot of time but I’ve got “fire in my belly.” What can I say, I’m a passionate Italian!

Here’s a handy image from C4P for the Palin Fans: http://img600.imageshack.us/i/stickyd.jpg/

Here are some Grocery store examples:http://yourdaddy.net/2011/04/25/the-sticky-note-campaign-hits-georgia-supermarkets/

Finally. a few more words from Ytz4me:

I continue to speed-read and try to simpify and distill what is applicable to our current situation.

I’ll tell ya tho, I’m getting STEAMED b/c so much of what is advocated to suppress and demoralize a population is EXACTLY WHAT WAS USED IN THE 2008 campaign, and CONTINUES to be used against us — and the corporate media are their handmaidens! Grrrrr……

The “sticky-note” strategy is just an updated version of counter-propaganda campaigns that have been used by resistance movements pre-WWII. Typically, it was small leaflets or “coupons” mimeographed and slipped into books in libraries, on store shelves (where they could be mistaken for coupons, not information).

In the modern age, people can list various blogs/websites where people can get more info. I continue to be shocked and amazed at the number of young people who aren’t aware of sites like shadow stats, etc.

So, this is what we do. We keep pushing, keeping getting the word out, keep the awareness up. We let people know about good sites and blogs– Shadowstats, the Bigs, PJM, Daily Caller, all those places that have real news and information for people. We point out the obvious: These price hikes brought to you by the Letter O.

We cannot arrest this man. But we can make damn sure that everyone sees him for the scum he is.

UPDATE: Wraith pointed out a post he wrote like, months ago. I’m so far behind on this!

Patron Saint for 2011

So, I went over to The Anchoress this morning, and she has a link to a Patron Saint Generator. Be sure to read her little article detailing how the tradition of picking a New Year’s saint works.

I was chosen by St. Peter the Apostle. Feast is June 29. Patron of (among other things and places):

against fever
against foot problems
against frenzy
bakers
bridge builders
butchers
clock makers
cobblers
fishermen
harvesters
locksmiths
longevity
masons
net makers
papacy
ship builders
shipwrights
stone masons
Universal Church
watch makers

Berlin, Germany, archdiocse of
Jackson, Mississippi, diocese of
Las Vegas, Nevada, diocese of
Marquette, Michigan, diocese of
Peterborough, Ontario, diocese of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, archdiocese of
Providence, Rhode Island, diocese of
Scranton, Pennsylvania, diocese of

Chartres, France
Chatillon, Aosta, Italy
Cluny, France
Cologne, Germany
Exeter College, Oxford, England
London, England
Mdina, Malta
Montpellier, France
Morbegno, Italy
Nadur, Gozo, Malta
Namibe, Angola, diocese of
Poznan, Poland
Regensburg, Germany
Rome, Italy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sint Pieters Rode, Belgium
Umbria, Italy
Worms, Germany

Bath Abbey
Berchtesgaden Abbey
Corbie Abbey

Well, that’s a whole list of super practical things. Perhaps he’ll be helping me get my house in order this year? ^_^ Well, we’ll have to see.

Chaos and other delights

Wow. Moving into a new-to-me house is quite times consuming. Didn’t get online at all yesterday, prolly will be on a limited schedule until the move is done. I’ll be keeping on top of this Pigford mess as much as I can– but there’s lots of books to be packed.

And all my potions stuff, which I cannot allow the movers to move, since the glass is so breakable. And the chemicals so dangerous, sometimes.

The move itself is next Friday, but we’ve got to be ready to go before they get there, since they charge by the hour, and I’ll be dredging up every last penny to pay them.

Back in Black

Some times, we Slytherins retreat into the dungeons. For a thousand years, what we do down there has been a bit of a mystery, but the truth is really quite disappointing. When we retreat, we sit and think. Think, think, think.

We re-evaluate, re-consider, revise, revise revise.

I’ve been hesitant. Very hesitant, because the last thing I want to do is be that raving, tinfoil hat person. But it is increasingly clear that sounding the warning cannot be avoided anymore.

Ezekial Chapter 33 begins thusly:

1 Thus the word of the LORD came to me: 2 Son of man, speak thus to your countrymen: “When I bring the sword against a country, and the people of this country select one of their number to be their watchman, 3 and the watchman, seeing the sword coming against the country, blows the trumpet to warn the people, 4 anyone hearing but not heeding the warning of the trumpet and therefore slain by the sword that comes against him, shall be responsible for his own death. 5 He heard the trumpet blast yet refused to take warning; he is responsible for his own death, for had he taken warning he would have escaped with his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and fails to blow the warning trumpet, so that the sword comes and takes anyone, I will hold the watchman responsible for that person’s death, even though that person is taken because of his own sin.

7 You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear me say anything, you shall warn them for me.

Pretty clear to me. To us. So back to the blog, to shout warning into the ether.

As part of this, I would like to introduce a new co-blogger, LSnape. I’ve known her for a long time, and she’ll be helping with keeping the content flowing. I’ll let her introduce herself, so she can share what she wishes.