God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
The “Serenity Prayer” is a cornerstone of Alcoholics Anonymous. The most important lesson for the alcoholic in the prayer is the realization that the only thing you can change, is yourself.
There are three principles in the prayer that are related to change- acceptance, courage, and wisdom.
Accepting that there are things we cannot change is not easy. We want to change people, history, the world… but we really can’t, and who is to say we should?
I let Bill Clinton ruin my life. Everyday I would become enraged by something he said, outraged by some action he took. I would rage in every direction, hopelessly and helplessly afflicted by Slick Willie. One day I realized that Bill Clinton was not trying to torment me; he had no idea who I was, and likely never would. And he certainly didn’t care or even know the angst I felt. I was giving a person who didn’t even know I existed, great power over my life.
I had to accept there was nothing I could do about Bill Clinton. If Bill Clinton was causing such emotional turmoil in my life, I had nobody to blame but me. It was me, not Bill Clinton that could change that.
Courage to change the things I can-me- can be hard. First we have to accept we need to change. This is made easier by understanding what we can’t change- everything else. You can’t change the weather, you have no influence over the powers that be, you cannot force people to do what you want them to- and should you even if you could?
Wisdom to know the difference. Understanding our part in things is the key. If we blame our problems on things outside of ourselves- co-workers, the government, society- we give up our power to change things. If co-workers are the cause of your problems, then you are dependent on them to change. It is likely they won’t.
Thus you have to accept your part- how you let them affect you- to find change. Courage to change requires the conviction to own and change those things. Wisdom to know the difference becomes easy after that.
If you want others to change, show them how. Be a light in darkness, a friend in tines of need, a person that people want to emulate. When you do that, you will realize you don’t need to change a thing.
I have been truly saddened while searching for something to write about this week. Yes I am running late. The state of our country, and the attitude is appalling. While on the one hand we have supporters of wall funding standing behind DT while they keep working without paychecks, feeling national and neighborhood security is at stake. DT caves in and the opposition are rejoicing like the bullies that just stole your lunch. Is this way past pathetic??
Blame it on BONDO!! Yep, it had to be him! He is the one! He brought up the term “POLITICAL ATHIEST” It has got to be somebody’s fault, because I am sure I have caught it too! Do you think it is because I read too much? Keeping track of current world events shouldn’t be this depressing, but with EVIL on the winning team, IT IS!! We are in a world of hurt children, they are working to steal our rights, import enemies, stealing our hard earned money just to enslave us, and voting only ever makes it worse. A revolt seems to be in the mix, and there is no pause button on the remote. There are States demanding you give up your tools of self protection, or tell them where they are at. New York just decided that babies can be killed, as long as they are still inside. It is now being exposed that most vaccines contain cells and DNA from these deceased children. I guess the word cannibalism never occur to some. Measles vaccines kill 63X more people than measles. Planned Parenthood has less Customers here in the good ole USA, but hey they only profited $224,000,000 last year, even after DT forgot to stop funding their worldwide operations. It’s an AMERICAN thing! (pauses to hurl).
If you are paying attention Venezuela is going to be our next Syria. Just like Syria Mr. Putin has just said “USA has no business in Venezuela” while the CIA is making paid dissidents prosper in a land of starving people. Florida Maquis on you tube is watching this closely, and RT is showing the crap being spewed from DC. Watching YouTube it ran to the next video, and it was from VOX I don’t know if I have even heard of VOX, but their take on Venezuela was right out of a DC manual. The comment section was filled with trolls refuting any and every talking point that didn’t go along with US intervention. I read a headline that very said “RUSSIA JUST SENT 400 ARMED MERCENARIES TO VENEZUELA” and I remembered Florida Maquis video showing shipping movements of Ships off Venezuela. The one I am in the middle of, he was saying the resources belong to the republic according their CONSTITUTION. Somebody should tell Conoco. He has been pretty Sharp so far. The DT regime is going to put us right in the middle of this.
I watched a video from an INDIANA Sheriff showing how fast someone could get off 30 shots with one clip, or three. There was a difference of 5 seconds with their unskilled female shooter. If you had to worry about a family member at home in fear for their life, would you want your wife kids or grandma have to worry about reloading? No? When my hands get older, more arthritic, and shaky, do I want to think about reloading. When that but guy grabbed his AR, and headed next door to the church, did he have to take 5 magazines and a box of ammo? Letting the government regulate your rights is insanity isn’t it?
Even if the full-length video showing Native American activist Nathan Phillips and a hate group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites blatantly confronting and harassing the Nick Sandmann and his fellow students from Covington High School during last week’s March for Life played on a 24-hour loop on every cable news channel in the country, NBC News would probably still insist that Sandmann was somehow at fault, and that Phillips, who has since been exposed for lying about his service in Vietnam, was the victim of racially motivated harassment.
And so it is that during a segment on Thursday’s Today Show, the network once again lent a microphone to Philips, who used his time to scold Sandmann and his fellow Covington Catholic students while insisting that they undergo “some kind of sensitivity training.” Phillips added that, though their behavior “upset” him, he would like to “forgive” Sandmann and his peers.
After attending a “traditional prayer ceremony”, Philips said he “woke up with all kinds of good feelings in my heart” and that this had softened his anger toward the Covington kids.
“Yesterday I woke up with all kinds of good feelings in my heart. For all those who’ve been mean to me, I want to forgive them.” -Nathan Phillips
Asked if Phillips felt he was owed an apology, he accused the teenagers of racism toward Native American tribes. “If there’s an apology there would be an apology for his own behavior to other people besides me…I’d be way down in the list.”
“Do you think he should’ve apologized?” @savannahguthrie asks Nathan Phillips about Nick Sandmann
But in what was perhaps the most staggeringly incorrect assertion from the interview, Phillips continued to insist that he heard the teens chanting “build that wall” despite recordings from the event proving that this didn’t happen.
“Did you hear anyone say ‘build that wall’? It isn’t audible on the video clips I think that are out there. But did you hear that?” @savannahguthrie asks Nathan Phillips
Shortly after the interview with Sandmann aired on NBC on Wednesday, video surfaced of Phillips and a group of Native American protesters interrupting a vigil mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington – the country’s largest Catholic Church – to demand that the church take action to punish the boys, and also that it provide “reparations” for Native American people.
When the protesters attempted to enter the building, security personnel shut them out, according to the Daily Caller.
After being introduced to the crowd of protesters as “Uncle Nate”, Phillips read prepared remarks to the crowd:
We demand that the students of Covington Catholic High School be reprimanded – not just by the school officials as seniors, but by their upcoming universities.
We demand the Catholic Church hold themselves responsible for the hundred-plus years of genocide that our indigenous people have endured – and still persist through – by [implementing] the following: with reparations of land and restorations to the indigenous peoples in the U.S. and across the world.
We demand that the Catholic Church revoke the papal bulls related to the doctrine of discovery, which laid the foundation for religious prejudice and the dehumanization of indigenous peoples.
The list of demands is met with loud howls and shouts of approval from the crowd.
Friday will mark one week since the incident took place. And by the looks of it, the mainstream media’s obsession with the Covington students hasn’t run its course just yet.
“Religion is the opium of the people” Karl Marx famously stated back in 1844. Religion, like opium, would put its users into a narcotic, euphoric stupor that they would become hopelessly addicted to.
In the same way that religion is opium, politics is the crack cocaine of the masses.
And, unfortunately, the leftists have gotten a hold of some bad shit.
This country has ALWAYS been divided. At the time of the Revolutionary War, Americans were sharply divided in not two, but three factions. There was one group that was loyal to England, one group that supported the rebels, and a group that just didn’t care.
Divisions over independence, slavery, women’s suffrage, anti-war- big issues that understandably provide big conflict- are part of our history.
But these conflicts have always been for lofty idealogical reasons. There has always been a civil respect that is expressed in the notion “that I don’t agree with your speech, but I defend your right to say it.” That is gone.
The discourse on the Left has devolved to a level never seen before in this country.
Don’t think so? Tell me when people said to throw Abraham Lincoln’s son in a cage with pedophiles? Tell me when a group advocated for the murder of children because of an expression on one of their faces?
I am a political atheist. I have reached this point when I realized our political scene is theater designed to distract from the machinations of the real rulers- globalist corporations and the military industrial complex. The only real power our government really has is completely a function of our willingness to consent.
But, I have had it. When you attack innocent children, as they have done now with the Covington School kids, enough is enough. If you want to smoke tainted crack, I defend your right to do it. But you are not going to shove that pipe into my mouth. I will break your friggin’ arm.
This new low the Left has sunk to was triggered when the whore of Babylon lost the election. Her minions have drunk of her wine, therefore her minions have gone mad.
The day after Trump was inaugurated, the curtain was thrown open wide with the (Leftist) Women’s March. The pink-hatted mob that surreptitiously gathered for Love raged. Madonna revealed she was obsessed with blowing up the Whitehouse. In what resembled an intake interview at the insane asylum, Ashley Judd read a poem Nasty Woman. It became a recurring theme “I’m a NASTY WOMAN!!”
What a friggin freak show. These Leftist Women’s Marches have become an annual thing. If you read the signs they hold up, they all are variations on four basic themes: Abortion good, lesbian good, man bad, white bad. Lies, anger, hate, and fear. It is a pathetic, nasty, freak show.
And from there, we have been treated to the most vile, irreverent, dishonest, disgusting, violent rhetoric and behavior in our society’s history.
TV shows and awards ceremonies turn into anti-Trump and anti-Conservative spectacles. Everyone tries to see who can come up with the most disgusting insult.
We get Colbert saying Trump is Putin’s cock-holster. Boy, that’s some funny stuff. Snoop Dogg does a video where he shoots the clown Trump.
Kathy Griffin does a photo shoot with the bloody severed Trump head. It is Trump’s fault of course. Peter Fonda tweets about locking twelve year old Barron Trump in a cage with pedophiles. It is Trump’s fault naturally, because of his border policies.
Maxine Waters, Cory Booker, and Eric Holder encourage physical confrontations with Republicans. Unhinged mobs have regularly confronted, threatened, and harassed elected officials, their families and journalists on the Right.
A Leftist shoots up a Republican softball practice, nearly killing Republican Steve Scalise. The Left blames the Right for not outlawing guns. Senator Rand Paul’s neighbor attacks him in his yard, screaming “you’re killing me, you’re killing me!” The assault broke six of his ribs, leading to a bout with pneumonia. He also had to have a hernia caused by the assault surgically repaired.
The Left reports that his neighbor tackled him in a “landscape dispute” intimating Rand had it coming because he intentionally tormented the neighbor with untidy sticks and branches.
Antifa. Black Lives Matter. Violent radicals. They attack women, children, and police. It’s ok because they are fighting injustice. Republican Congress members and candidates have been stabbed, punched, assaulted and threatened. Their families are routinely threatened, especially their children. The Left calls this activism.
When the Right warns of violent mobs, the Left ridicules them and says they are liars. They call them Islamophobes, even though they themselves hate Christians, Jews, and all religions. They call them gender bigots even though they themselves hate ‘toxic masculinity’.
Islam calls itself the religion of peace the same way the Left calls itself the party of tolerance. Islam is not peaceful, and Leftists are not tolerant. That’s their right.
And now, a mob of racist, homophobic Leftists have attacked children. The group of “Black Israelites” harrassed and threatened a group of school kids waiting for their bus after a pro-life rally. Unable to generate a response, next came in the Vietnam Veteran Native American respected Elder who started banging a drum in their face.
The kids withstood a vile verbal assault by grown people. They are heroes. The Left says they are disrespectful to the Native Elder. It has nothing to do with the “Elder”.
It is all about Leftist hatred of White people, Christians, and Trump supporters. They are calling for the murder of the children, burning down their school. Just because of the expression on the young man’s face. What hatred. What hypocrisy. What lies. Constant lies.
The Left is a pack of jackals. Demonic, evil mob.
I’m still a political atheist. But the child-hating Left has left us with no choice. When you attack kids, the gloves are back on.
Maybe the Left can’t be reasoned with, but we got something they better understand:
What would you give to feel normal, stable, grounded, less pain, less anxiety. This stuff hasn’t been legal in my state very long. I tried it, it works but is still too expensive to reach the therapeutic levels to maintain my particular needs. It improved and decreased a little pain but tapered as dosages should have been increased.
Dear people, I rarely talk about this anymore, but the medicinal benefits of marijuana are MAGNIFICENT!! It will be 40 years ago this year, I messed myself up GOOD!! I have nerve damage, I have spasticity, I have degeneration starting in my hip and my ankle, and I am in HUGE Amounts of Pain. It was summertime, so probably a year after the accident, and I am riding in the back of the car, and I have no idea how long I have been praying for this ride to end before I start to give in to the SCREAM!! Well the ride finally ended, and I walked the 1/8th mile home limping extreme dragging my left foot, and it probably took me 20 minutes or more. I sat down, smoked 3 hits, hit the bench press and ran back across a freshly disked field barefoot. How long does it take to run 250-300 yards? It was two different worlds in less than a half hour. I told my parents, they told me I had lost my mind. A farmer needed some one to sit on a tractor and so that is where a paralyzed kid gets his first job back to work, and that kept me supplied, and the only direction to go was up. The mission was on, smoke weed lift weights, and get better. I took the piano lessons back up having learned to play a little bit years earlier to work on finger dexterity. I got kinda good. Well about a dozen years later I am working as a union hod carrier and get my foot caught under a mortar tub, and the doctor will not release me to go back to work because my ankle joints are so deteriorated they want to know if I were an intravenous drug user or could I be a late stage alcoholic, and I left alcohol alone 6 years earlier. The orthopedist says no clue, but says I know a neurologist that would love to see you. Away I went. Neurologist takes one look at me and said “You’re a mess”!! says the steroid shots to bring me out of the coma is where degenerative joint disease came from. Started me on narcotic pain medication and sent me back to work. The ankle joint being shot we tried to clean it up, but fusion became necessary. Well me and the weed drifted apart as I kept a very low profile. The down time after fusion, and no longer indulging my exercise program, I went down fast. By not pushing my marijuana consumption back up to therapeutic levels, I have managed to get a lot worse, and having been on a run with the narcotics for 22 1/2 years, I still feel that if I could be get my marijuana consumption back up to a reasonable therapeutic type level, I might be able to get ahead of this once again. Having spent a bit lot of time smoking and lifting weights, Everytime i would smoke being so far out of whack there would be cramp, an uncomfortable muscle group and the thought would come that I need this exercise or that one and after doing them it went away for awhile. It has been a perfect cure for a headache every time. I have never seen it fail.
This a very condensed version. I believe in the medicinal benefits of this plant. I do not care for the initial rush immediately after smoking it. I found after eating a brownie once I felt great for 3 days. I have read people have cured late stage cancer using this product. I have never said i quit, or I don’t do it anymore, but lately I haven’t done it for a long time. Dealing with Doctors and drug screens it isn’t worth the hassle. Well, in pain management in a non medicinal state they will toss you right out on the street. I just came off almost 5 years taking aspirin. I am still quite certain that if I could manage affording a cannabis regimen, I might manage to get back up on my feet once again.
I tapered off back about the time medical marijuana came on the scene. There is some that will make you a couch potato, but others with a different balance of CBD and THC, that gives you energy to get up and move around instead of melting you into the couch. Yes, I dream of going to a state where I could spend enough time to find a couple compatible strains to start on a regimen that will lessen my problems.
Remember when the War on Terror ended and the War on Populism began? It happened in the Summer of 2016, also known as “the Summer of Fear.”
This article is from an alt-left author and provides some background on the why? for the escalation in the media war- which involves censorship, propaganda, and smears. From Trump to Brexit to the Yellow Vests, globalism is being rolled back in a wave that is spreading throughout the world. This rejection of globalism is a rejection of global capitalism, which more and more people are realizing isn’t benefiting anyone but global capitalists.
The lunacy of the last two years- characterized by disinformation, absurdity, and outright lies- will only intensify in the ongoing battle for hearts and minds.
As Newsguard’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States.
NewsGuard is a self-described “news rating agency.” The neocon outfit has political clout on its Board- including former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge- and is lobbying to be placed by default on computers, tablets, and smartphones. It’s color-coded ranking system (red, yellow, green) of websites is reminiscent of the DHS terror alert put in during Ridge’s tenure.
Eventually, the result will be, if your favorite website like Bondo- the real deal receives a red rating, it will be blocked from your browser. If NewsGuard gives a site a red ranking- then internet partners like iPhone, Chrome, and Google- will not allow their devices or browsers to access the site.
Alternative media outlets are the only major platforms for dissent from the authorized narratives of the plutocrat-owned political/media class. Imagine, then, how disastrous it would be if these last strongholds of skepticism and holding power to account were removed from the media landscape. Well, that’s exactly what a shady organization called NewsGuard is trying to do, with some success already.
This is a summary of the previous article, with Ms. Johnstone providing some recent and ongoing examples of the absurdities and outright lies being spread by “trusted sources”.
For months now, the Department of Justice (DOJ) quietly has been working on a revision to its guidelines governing how, when and why prosecutors can obtain the records of journalists, particularly in leak cases. The work has been supervised by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office.
The government claims the new rules are designed to combat illegal leaks and the increasing resources needed to investigate them. They are also using the argument that “journalists first-amendment rights do not exceed those of ordinary American citizens”. The new rules make it easier for prosecutors to subpoena journalists records and eliminate the rule requiring prosecutors to notify a media outlet they intend to subpoena a journalist. We all know how famously real journalists will protect their sources, and these notifications were often useful in negotiating for information prosecutors need while protecting whistleblowers.
The new guidelines, critics fear, are designed to thwart criticism and whistleblower protections, while increasing fears of retribution and intrusions on investigations.
The first round of investments in the U.S. will help bolster resources for local reporting, help research how to use technology to improve news gathering and create new products, recruit “trainee community journalists” and place them in local newsrooms and also help fund a program modeled after the Peace Corp, which will place 1,000 journalists in local newsrooms over five years.
The supposed last bastion of independent journalism- publishers and reporters out in the boondocks- are about to be taught the “proper ways” thanks to the journalistic philanthropy of Facebook.
Getting the real truth is about to go to the next level.
Trump is the subject of an old TV show from the 1950s that eerily enough is about a man who wants to build a wall to protect the people of a fictional frontier town from being hit by an asteroid.
The TV show called Trackdown, starred well-known actor Robert Culp. The show was a Western and is about the adventures of a Texas Ranger named Hoby Gilman after the Civil War.
In one episode called “The End of the World” (1958) a strange doomsayer named Walter Trump comes to town. He is a confidence man, and puts on a long robe and holds a tent meeting in the town of Talpa. He scares the townsfolk with talk that a cosmic explosion of an asteroid will rain fire on the town and that he is the only one that can save them from death- by building a wall. He also threatens to sue Hoby when accused of dishonesty.
Have you heard of the book Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger? It is the first novel in a sci-fi/fantasy adventure series loosely based upon the son of President Trump.
It was published in 1890.
The astounding parallels in this series to real life not only caught the attention of conspiracy theorists and paranormal commentators alike, but was even noticed by Newsweek magazine in July 2017:
Baron Trump, an aristocratically wealthy young man living in Castle Trump, is the protagonist of Lockwood’s first two fictional novels, Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog BulgerandBaron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey. The little boy, who has an unending imagination and “a very active brain,” is bored of the luxurious lifestyle he has grown so accustomed to. Trump’s adventures begin in Russia, and are guided thanks to directions provided by “the master of all masters,” a man named “Don.”
Before leaving for his voyage through the unknown, Trump is told of his family’s motto: “The pathway to glory is strewn with pitfalls and dangers.” Illustrations from the novels depict Trump dressed in lavish, old-fashioned clothing and jewelry as he departs from Castle Trump and begins his voyage, heading to Russia to locate an entrance into alternate dimensions.
But by Lockwood’s third novel, The Last President, things become even more eerily linked to the present day. The Last President doesn’t follow the same fictional narrative of Lockwood’s previous novels, though the links to Trump are once again abundantly clear. The president’s hometown of New York City is fearing the collapse of the republic in this book, also titled 1900, immediately following the transition of presidential power. Some Americans begin forming a resistance, protesting what was seen as a corrupt and unethical election process.
The story begins with a scene from a panicked New York City in early November, describing a “state of uproar” after the election of an enormously opposed outsider candidate.
“The entire East Side is in a state of uproar,” police officers shouted through the streets, warning city folk to stay indoors for the night. “Mobs of vast size are organizing under the lead of anarchists and socialists, and threaten to plunder and despoil the houses of the rich who have wronged and oppressed them for so many years.”
“The Fifth Avenue Hotel will be the first to feel the fury of the mob,” the novel continues, citing an address in New York City where Trump Tower now stands. “Would the troops be there in time to save it?”
By the way, Trump Tower is located on 725 5th Ave, in New York.
A few days after Nikola Tesla died on January 8th, 1943, his possessions were seized by officials from the amazingly-named government Office of Alien Property. About 3 weeks after that, all of Tesla’s things and documents were given a thorough examination by a group of FBI agents that included none other than John G. Trump, the uncle of President Trump. (https://www.groundzeromedia.org/1-8-19-mobius-barrier-the-plus-ultra-paradox/)
Did Tesla invent a time-machine? Maybe “Don” has it now.