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Is the Notre-Dame fire a message?

The steeple collapses as smoke and flames engulf the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. – A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP) (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)

Did the nation that gave the world the French Revolution and Karl Marx lose its right to boast of this symbol of Christianity?

This is a question, I await your thoughts.

 

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AOC whines her life is endangered by conservative criticisms

Christal Hayes reports for USA Today that yesterday, April 10, 2019, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted that her life is in danger by a fundraising email sent out by the Ohio College Republican Federation (OCRF) with the subject line: “AOC is a domestic terrorist.”

The email, which was posted by Center for Public Integrity politics editor Dave Levinthal, asked for donations to OCRF to “stop the brainwashing” that has college students thinking that Ocasio-Cortez is a “role model”.

AOC whined in her tweet:

“This puts me in danger every time. Almost every time this uncalled for rhetoric gets blasted by conserv. grps, we get a spike in death threats to refer to Capitol Police. Multiple ppl have been arrested trying to harm me, Ilhan, & others. @GOP, what’s it going to take to stop?”

Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not respond to questions about the death threats and whether any arose from this specific email. 

In a tweet the next day (which is no longer available), OCRF issued an apology to AOC:

“We apologize to Congresswoman Ocascio-Cortez for the use of unacceptable language in this email, and we do not approve of the message conveyed.”

H/t Anon

Hey, AOC, you want to see lives endangered by hate? See:

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: The Bat Cave Miracle

John 8:1-11

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area,
and all the people started coming to him,
and he sat down and taught them.
Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman
who had been caught in adultery
and made her stand in the middle.
They said to him,
“Teacher, this woman was caught
in the very act of committing adultery.
Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.
So what do you say?”
They said this to test him,
so that they could have some charge to bring against him.
Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.
But when they continued asking him,
he straightened up and said to them,
“Let the one among you who is without sin
be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.
And in response, they went away one by one,
beginning with the elders.
So he was left alone with the woman before him.
Then Jesus straightened up and said to her,
“Woman, where are they?
Has no one condemned you?”
She replied, “No one, sir.”
Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you.
Go, and from now on do not sin any more.

Today’s reading from John 8 is a reminder to us to be humble and refrain from being preeningly self-righteous, ever ready to point a finger at another, while we ourselves are flawed and sinful.

John 8 is also a reminder of God’s infinite mercy — that He is ever ready to forgive us — but we must be remorseful, ask for His forgiveness, and demonstrate that our remorse is genuine by not committing that sin again.

On August 15, 1992, Dave Gant, a spelunker who scuba-dives into underwater caves, was trapped in a dark cave in Nickajack Lake, Tennessee for 17 hours. Believing his fate to be that of certain death, Gant asked for God’s forgiveness and was saved — literally and spiritually.

As recounted by Michael H. Brown of Spirit Daily:

[T]here he was in a dark cave, trying to breathe in an air bubble that was rapidly being depleted. All he had to hold onto was a piece of stalactite. He knew his time was just about up. He was trapped in the cave for more than 14 hours before he said his first prayers.

But finally Gant — whose nickname had been “Dirty Dave” — had gone to God. He thought it was his last confession. Instead it turned out to be a deliverance followed by a miracle.

“I asked the Lord to come into my life to save my soul, and he did it, just like that,” said Gant, who owned a logging company in Alabama. “It felt like a big invisible hand — three different times — went straight in my chest all the way to my toes and pulled out evil – pure evil. Three different times, one after the other….”

It was at this point that something remarkable happened…. [M]ore than twenty hours after he got lost, there was suddenly a roaring sound that sent bubbles up to replenish the air pocket — and soon after, a pair of rescue divers appeared to escort him to safety….

As reported by Orlando Sentinel, after surviving for 16 hours by holding onto a stalactite and breathing air trapped in an 8-inch high pocket at the top of the cave, David Gant, of Bryant, Alabama, was rescued when the Tennessee Valley Authority lowered the level of Nickajack Lake several feet, flushing the cave with fresh air.

According to a longer, detailed account of Gant’s rescue, “The Bat Cave Miracle“:

In the last moments of his 17-hour nightmare alone in the dark of that air passage, Gant had experienced a vision of two angels coming to take him home. He had visions of the divers searching futilely near the entrance and could see his family waiting and praying outside. He had seen two angels coming to escort him to heaven….

Gant was born-again as a Christian in the darkness of that cave. In the years that followed, he gave his testimony about the angels that saved him to congregations across the South — The Bat Cave Miracle.

Joel 2:12-13

Even now, says the Lord,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning.
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the Lord, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.

So, to anyone out there whose soul and conscience may be stirred by this post, if you hear His voice, harden not your heart. Take that first step by acknowledging you have sinned:

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all because I have offended you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.”

All you have to do is make that first step . . . .

May the peace and love of our Lord, Jesus the Christ, be with you,

~Eowyn

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Well, I Finally Got Back In

I have had a rough four days.

My nephew flew to Africa this past Friday on a plane that was over four hours late leaving New York due to a mechanical issue.

Stayed up all night tracking his flight.

I spent all day at the hospital yesterday getting poked, prodded, and God knows what else.

Any more x-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s, and I am going to start setting off radiation detectors all over the place around here.

I’m pretty much wrung out tonight, so I’ll just leave you with this for now:

-Dave

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How to stop ‘Anonymous’ phone calls on your landline

Last year, I did a post on “Why the FTC’s Do Not Call registry doesn’t stop those annoying robo-calls — and how you can stop them”.

After I signed on to a service called Nomorobo, which blocks robo-calls free for landline phones but costs $1.99 a month for mobile phones, most of the robo-calls I get indeed are blocked. How I know is when a call comes in, the phone only rings once, then the call is referred to Nomorobo.

But Nomorobo (to which I donated) still does not block all nuisance calls. I’ve noticed that some calls still get through, which my landline phone’s Caller ID identifies as “Anonymous”.

Well, there is a way to block “Anonymous” calls as well! Alas, it works only with some landline phones Xfinity, AT&T and Verizon, but not T-Mobile and Sprint.  

Craig Johnson of clark.com tells us how:

If your landline phone service is with Xfinity:

  • On your home phone, lift the receiver and listen for the dial tone.
  • Press *77 and listen for a confirmation tone. That’s how you know that the feature is working.
  • The “anonymous” caller who is blocking the display of their name and number will hear an automated recording that you’re not accepting blocked calls, and that to call again they must to unblock their Caller ID.
  • To turn off the Anonymous Call Rejection feature, press *87 and listen for a confirmation tone. When you hear it, the feature has been deactivated.

If your landline phone service is with AT&T:

  • Open the Customer Portal online and click the Inbound Features tab.
  • If Anonymous Call Rejection is enabled, to the right of it, under Action, click the Edit icon. Click yes or no and save.

If your landline phone service is with Verizon:

Even after you’ve activated the Anonymous Call Rejection feature on your landline phone, there are at least three kinds of calls that you’ll still receive:

  • Operator-assisted calls.
  • Calls that come up as Unknown or Unavailable.
  • Calls that are listed as Out-of-Area.

Note that the *77 feature won’t stop anonymous calls on your cell phone. Depending on the cell phone carrier, pressing *77 will either result in a “call could not be completed” prompt or in some areas of the United States, pressing *77 on your mobile phone will connect you to either the police or public safety officials.

See also:

H/t CSM

~Eowyn

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USA “gets ass handed to it” in WW3 simulations with China, Russia: analysts say

Laura Widener, writing for American Military News, outlined a chilling prediction from the RAND research organization that the United States would not survive in an all out war with Russia and China.

Widener writes: The U.S. repeatedly “gets its ass handed to it” in World War III simulations, according to the global research organization RAND.
“In our games, when we fight Russia and China … blue gets its ass handed to it,” RAND senior researcher David Ochmanek said during a panel discussion at the Center for a New American Security think tank last week.

Watch his remarks at approximately 13:07 in the video below:

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/03/us-gets-ass-handed-to-it-in-ww3-simulations-with-china-russia-analysts/

“We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary,” he added.

Ochmanek said the scenarios often end with the “red” – Russia and China – destroying U.S. fighter jets while still on the runway, sinking U.S. warships, and destroying U.S. military bases and other vital military systems. “In every case I know of, the F-35 rules the sky when it’s in the sky,” said Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense and an expert war game analyst. “But it gets killed on the ground in large numbers.”

U.S. aircraft carriers are also considered more vulnerable to enemy attacks. “Things that sail on the surface of the sea are going to have a hard time,” Ochmanek said. The Chinese would “attack the American battle network at all levels, relentlessly, and they practice it all the time,” Work said. “On our side, whenever we have an exercise, when the red force really destroys our command and control, we stop the exercise and say, ‘Let’s restart.’”

There is a widespread assumption that paints America as a leading military power who wins handily in any wartime scenario, Ochmanek pointed out. However, he noted that this isn’t the case, and people are shocked to learn the truth – that all five warfare domains are contested.

“We do not have air superiority over the ballast space at the outset of these wars. We do not have maritime superiority. Our space assets are under attack with kinetic and non-kinetic means. Our command-and-control is under attack by electromagnetic attacks and cyber,” he continued.

The “brain and the nervous system that connects all of these pieces is suppressed, if not shattered,” Ochmanek said.

He also explained that the forward bases U.S. forces operate from are eliminated in war scenarios, taking away critical points of operation; researchers are unsure of what that means for America’s fate.
U.S. bases in Europe also pose a vulnerability due to their scattered proximity and insufficient defense capabilities.

“If we went to war in Europe, there would be one Patriot battery moving, and it would go to Ramstein [in Germany]. And that’s it,” Work noted. “We have 58 Brigade Combat Teams, but we don’t have anything to protect our bases. So what difference does it make?”

The researchers stressed that a military defeat is imminent unless the U.S. employs a major change in strategy.

“These are the things that the war games show over and over and over, so we need a new American way of war without question,” Work urged.

~ Grif
Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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California Kaiser Permanente hospital uses robot to tell patient of his imminent death

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, suffering from breathing difficulties, 78-year-old Ernest Quintana was taken to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center emergency department in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fremont, California.

That night in intensive care, granddaughter Annalisia Wilharm, 33, was alone with Quintana when a nurse popped in to say a doctor would be making his rounds.

Instead of a doctor, a robot rolled in and a doctor appeared on the video screen.

Annalisia was shocked by what the on-screen doctor said. Annalisia recounted that her grandfather “cannot breathe, and he’s got this robot trying to talk to him, saying: “So we’ve got your results back, and there’s no lung left. There’s no lung to work with.”

Annalisia said she had to repeat what the on-screen doctor said to her grandfather because he was hard of hearing in his right ear and the robot was unable to get to the other side of the bed.

Ernest Quintana died two days after he’d been admitted to ER.

Quintana’s family had known he would die of his chronic lung disease, but were not expecting to receive news of his imminent death via a robot instead of a doctor delivering the news in person.

Daughter Catherine Quintana said: “If you’re coming to tell us normal news, that’s fine. But if you’re coming to tell us there’s no lung left and we want to put you on a morphine drip until you die, it should be done by a human being and not a machine.”

The hospital has defended its use of the robot, insisting that the diagnosis came after several physician visits and that it did not replace “previous conversations with the patient and family members”.

Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice president of Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, called the situation highly unusual and said officials “regret falling short” of the patient’s expectations. But the hospital also defended its use of telemedicine and said its policy is to have a nurse or doctor in the room at the time of remote consultations to explain the purpose and function of using the robot.

Annalisia said her grandfather, “a family man who kept every childhood drawing he ever gave her, deserved better.” (CBS News) She said that after the robot visit, he gave her instructions on who should get what and made her promise to look after her grandmother. “He was such a sweet guy,” she said.

Sources: CBS News; Sky News.

H/t MCA

~Eowyn

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crash time discrepancy.

By now everyone should be aware of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash..  I found out in a article in the New York Times.  That article can be found here.  I looked at the time of the official release bulletin of the crash.  It was at 11:a.m. Ethiopian time.  The New York Times displayed their Twitter feed.  Their time on the tweet was  2:15 a.m..  The next thing I did was check the time zone data.

New York Times screen shot

Looking at the screen shot we can see that 2:15 a.m. in New York would give us 9:15 a.m. in Ethiopia.  We add 1 hour to time in New York for Daylight Savings time, we get 3:15 a. m. New York and 9:15 a.m. Ethiopia.  They do not use Daylight Savings time.  Their time stays the same..  It is important to understand that according to the article and screen shots, the official release Bulletin has already been done at 11 a.m. Ethiopia time.  If that were the case, how is it that the New York Times have a full story, complete with the official release tweet almost 2 hours before the actual time of the release tweet?  When the Times got the tweet at 2:15 a.m, the time in Ethiopia was 9:15 a.m., Not 11 a.m., like the tweet shows.

Another thing I noticed in the article was some of the times in the article not matching the times in the image.  In the article it says, “The flight on Sunday took off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. local time and lost contact six minutes later, the airline said. The plane went down near Bishoftu, about 35 miles southeast of Addis Ababa.”  The “six minutes” does not  match the time in the image they provided.

By The New York Times | Source: Flightradar24 | Note: Times are local time.

With so many discrepancies in the New York Times story a person has to wonder if  this is some sort of False Flag event or just fake news.  When I checked  the flight records at the departing airport, the flight had not been logged as a aircraft that had departed.  It showed the flight plan and estimated time of departure, destination and other miscellaneous information. But no time of departure.

Please tell me your thoughts and please prove me wrong,

respectfully,  Deplorable Patriot

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When you see someone from the “WalkAway” campaign and if you are a Trump supporter, do exactly that, walk away.

One of Qanons recent Qposts was a link to a video that was about the “WalkAway” campaign.  In the title it had “the Great Awakening”. (I’m not providing the link because I do not want to give it anymore exposure.  Just enough to pull its covers). The guy  in the video talked about how he used to be a liberal and made a change.  The video was a scam where its victims were mainly republicans, Trump supporters and members of the Qanon army.   It was just another shady move by the democrats and liberals. I’ll explain.

They know that in order to have any chance to win in 2020 they need to reconstruct their party and reduce Trump’s voter base. The socialist angle will never work and there is way too much damage the their party to have any chance at winning with their party in its current state.   They needed to do something drastic. They created a third party.  A party that’s new and will give the appearance that  it hates the current democrat leadership and how it handles thing.  They come up with the “WalkAway” campaign.

Some of the things they say are that they  tired of the same old party and that they are  tired of being let down and being lied to.  They saw how Trump won.  They saw that part of that was by  be getting to the hearts of fed up Americans.  They saw how he got Americans motivated.  So they copied him.

If you were to watch the video you would see  how the build up in the video is the same as Trumps campaign. The guy talks about the same things Trump did.  Just like Trump, he pointed out  problems and  let Americans know that they are not the only ones that are sick and tired about the way things have been going.  They are doing exactly what Trump did.  It was like they took a Trump video and removed Trump and put someone in his place. A total “knock off.”   And it stinks.

Problem 1:“WalkAway” campaign might be walking away from the democratic party and the nasty liberals, but guess what, they are still democrats at heart. At no point in time did I hear anyone say that they are going to be republicans.  I didn’t hear  anyone  say they are going to vote for Trump.   They call themselves the “WalkAway” campaign.   Not the Trump Campaign.  Different parties, different bank accounts.  This is a different party, unrelated to Trump’s campaign.

Second Problem: The are using “The Great Awakening” name. Qpost links to the video so patriots go watch the video.  During the video the “WalkAway” campaign were taking donations. Since Qpost linked to video and they called themselves “the Great Awakening”, patriots naturally thought the “WalkAway” campaign was part of the Qanon movement.  They made donations.  So we ended up with patriots fooled and screwed.  They gave their money to democrats. Keep in mind that democrats and liberals have been,  and are attacking patriots in every possible way.  One day they are putting our people in hospital. The next day the same patriots that they put in the hospital are giving them their money. The “WalkAway” movement has taken advantage of  the patriots by using the Great Awakening name. Q just provided the link. That does not mean give them your money.

I understand that when  a person leaves the party,   It does not mean they are coming to your party. It wasn’t the same for many others..
Democrats are dividing their party by creating the “Walkaway” campaign.  They are also dividing and snagging Trumps voter base while doing it. This is one the democrats and liberals last ditch efforts to finish Trump.
Trump will praise the “WalkAway” campaign because they are splitting their party.  Some may have left the party and voted for Trump.  But most of them are just unhappy with their old party and want a change.  It does not mean they like the republicans now.  The “Walkaway” campaign at it’s heart are democrats and will always be democrats. If they switched to be conservatives they would just assimilate into the republican party. They would not need their own name.   their own campaign. They would not need to take donations.

This whole thing sounds like an “insurance policy”. But it wont work. Some people got fooled out of their money. There is plenty of time to inform them to what happened and keep them as Trump supporters.   We just need to keep them informed.
People need to remember, the Qanon movement, Calm before the storm, Great Awakening has never accepted donations and never will. Qanon has made that very clear in the beginning. If anyone is asking for donations and claiming to be part of Qanon.  They are frauds. Save your money and “Walk Away”.
You man ask, Why should we believe you?

Remember that I am an opinion journalist.  this is my assessment of an event that took place.
You don’t have to believe me but in this situation understand that  I am a former mod from the Great Awakening.  The real one.  The one that got banned.  I am still very much involved with Qanon movement on a daily basis. Believe me when I say, We do not want your money and never will. If you must, give your money to the Trump Campaign.  Remember Qanon, Trump, insider, etc. Also, why  would they want you giving your money to a different campaign?  Think logically, trust the plan.
Respectfully
Deplorable Patriot

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Oregon governor signs mandatory, statewide rent control bill

KTVZ reports that Oregon has become the first in the nation to impose statewide rent control upon landlords. From their report:

“Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed the first mandatory statewide rent control bill for the U.S. as the economically booming state struggles to control a spiraling housing crisis.

The Democratic governor at a signing ceremony Thursday said the measure will “provide some immediate relief to Oregonians struggling to keep up with rising rents.”

The law will limit rent increases to 7 percent each year plus inflation. Landlords must also provide just cause before evicting tenants after the first year of occupancy.

The law takes effect immediately because Democrats who control the Legislature say the housing crisis is an emergency.”

The governor announced the following on Twitter:

“Every Oregonian should have access to housing choices that allow them and their families to thrive. Today I signed the country’s first statewide rent control bill, providing immediate relief to Oregonians struggling to keep up with rising rents.”

The bill is 22 pages long. Read it here.

More bureaucracy that will have a very, very minimal impact on Oregon’s homeless crisis. Just ask New York City how that rent control has worked for their homeless crisis.

DCG

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