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Making things I don’t use

This year was another bumper crop for blackberries. Those invasive pest-plants grow fast, have nasty thorns, and are immune to most chemical herbicides unless you use WAY more than you should be within a mile of a garden or children. They have one redeeming quality, and that is the berries are tasty and plentiful in August (or there about). Some years the weather is such that they are not ripe until one day they are, and the next they are moldy. Sometimes the peak beautifully for nearly a month, and you can go picking every day. Continue reading Making things I don’t use

supporting the Order of St. Possenti

They now have a PayPal account set up for taking donations. Yes, i know, PayPal isn’t exactly the most Christian Conservative org, but they are someone a lot of people uses, are comfortable with, and because it’s a charitable org they forgo the usual percentage so it’s efficient. I’m sure there will be other ways later and the order, the site, and payment options evolve over time as the world changes the incentives involved.

Live births, something to keep an eye on.

Here we have the CDC’s data on basic lives gained and lost in the nation, excluding illegal invasion, etc. since Jan of 2020, there have been on average 301k live births per month. The standard deviation is a bit less than 13k, but let’s call it that. They have ben offering the not-vaxx to women of childbearing age for ~4-5 months now. The early reports on miscarriages if vaxed in the first trimester were indicating something like 4/5 pregnancies were lost, compared to the more typical 1/5. No major stories about any big change if vaxxed in the 3rd trimester. There is a reporting lag in the data of 4-5 months. Pregnancy is, of course, 9 months on average. Continue reading Live births, something to keep an eye on.

Devolution

What happens if the organs of government have become compromised, infiltrated, or controlled by a foreign power of some sort? How does the military fight that sort of opponent, one who buys judges and congressmen and president’s sons rather than invading with tanks and ships and soldiers in uniform? The US government and military considered this back in the 40s and 50s, and they have a plan for that. Here is a series of posts talking about the theory that that plan, called “devolution” (the opposite of “evolution”), where power devolves from the comped president to the military to take care of business and get things straightened out, then restore the proper president.

The series starts here. Links to the rest are at the bottom of each article. Six parts in all.

Fear is the mind-killer

I have, and have read, Meerloo’s “Rape of the mind” which is one of the books this draws heavily on. Very good, if rather depressing. This is an excellent video, with some good sources, not very long, and interesting artwork. It’s clear what they are talking about, without explicitly saying it and getting banned by EweTube. at about te 15 minute mark, when they are talking about isolation and desperation and offing a way out, that’s where we are now.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

― Frank Herbert, Dune