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Apr 11Liked by Jeff Childers

covid meme:

"The difference between us?

You took the shot & wished I would die.

I watched you take the shot

& prayed you wouldn't."

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yes, but it went further.

We were persecuted and yet we are the ones who must try to understand why they did that, and to forgive them, despite them not caring about our experience of being forced to live as a pariah.

That was the toughest part of resisting: Knowing up-front, that's how it would end.

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Another instance of, “forgive them, for they know not what they do.” We have to remember that they were sheep, blind sheep. Following Fauci, media, their own doctors and medical professionals. The persecution part of it makes forgiveness harder, but still necessary. And our seeing and knowing the results helps us to have compassion on their ignorance.

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I recalled that the Bible is a book of Law. And that Law requires remedies.

Forgiveness is not Biblically squishy. Forgivenss is not unconditioned. And Forgiveness also requires repenting.

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and restitution. NEVER forget restitution. FOUR TIMES what was stolen, repaid to the victim.

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You are right! Only at seventy-five I have already forgotten FOUR TIMES whatever I thought I knew.

Good reminder!

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"'"This crucial truth has been hid from you.... https://groups.google.com/g/west44/c/r43bOoYM0AE?=68

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You’re right Dave, and did Jesus not say, “forgive us our trespasses (sins), as we forgive those who trespass (sin) against us? The repentance issue is between an individual and God. I’d love to see Fauci repent, although I doubt that will happen. I’m content to leave them to God’s justice, because I know that justice will be done, in this life or the next.

”For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.“

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭30‬-‭31‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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I rest easy, each day and night, knowing this.

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Upholding God's Law is not squishy. And glorification of God includes upholding and affirming God's Law as per the old constitutional oaths. Glorifying God also includes upholding God's Law in Romans 13 fashion.

Strictly speaking, we have Christian/Believer duties which the Fallen Church casts an eye away from and in the opposite direction.

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The most important Bible story for peops like you is Jesus throwing the money changers out of the temple. "Forgive" them to yourself if you want, but these people must be held accountable, or we will relive this atrocity like Ground Hog Day.

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IF (notice: IF) we confess our sins, He is patient and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.

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Confess and repent. But we still don't skate free if an offense requires redress/restitution and/or punishment.

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Dave, my view of God’s amazing Grace is just that…amazing. We just had a Bible study in which we looked closely as the law, and how important it is for us to repent (meaning to turn away from) our sin and confess it. At which point God removes it from us as far as the east is from the west, another verse says this,

”Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,“

‭‭Acts‬ ‭3‬:‭19‬

My favorite parable is The Prodigal Son, do you recall the wonderful grace shown to the prodigal when he returned to his father? He was given a ring and a robe and a celebration! His father didn’t require restitution or impose a punishment…..Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

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"He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.”

- Thomas Aquinas

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Aquinas! I like it!! And he’s right!

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We are referred to as sheep in the Bible.

But some follow the ‘hireling’.

I, for one, follow the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd loves His sheep and gave His life for them.

The hireling does not give a fig for the sheep.

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You will be offended by this, but my contention is that putting your infant into a "daycare" center is the same. The employees care for the "clients' only as far as their paycheck lasts.

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CStone - I’ll second that comment!

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It does make you wonder from the rise in medical drama shows from the 90s on that glorified doctors and the medical establishment if that wasn’t planned also. To create a false trust and glorification of doctors so people blindly follow their advice?

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I so agree with that…. Who knew the doctors were being paid for every shot? Yes, so many believe every word a doctor says. We have become wiser and wary. Forever changed.

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You are a much better person than I am, I am not at the forgive stage yet.

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California- I doubt that I’m a better person, probably just one who wasn’t hurt as badly as you were.

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I sat right there in my sister-in-laws living room while she said she didn't want to be around "the unvaccinated". She said it with such loathing that all that was missing was her spitting on the floor after she said that. Meanwhile, I just sat there, the same as I had always been. Unaltered, unadulterated and quiet...because Hubs asked me to not say anything. His family is so very nice and jabbed and mine are assholes and unjabbed. Bah! All this BS has truly brought out everyone's true character.

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We were asked to leave my fiancée's daughter's house at her granddaughter's 8th birthday party when it was revealed that we weren't jabbed. The daughter and her husband don't allow "the Unvaccinated" into their home - even family. I couldn't believe it. It was an hour and a half drive from our place. We came bearing gifts and food. We were escorted out 45 minutes after arriving, and haven't been able to be part of our granddaughters' lives for two years. We're left wondering what those girls were told about their evil grandparents and why we had to leave so soon. It was the most unpleasant experience in my life - I would've rather been slugged in the face.

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Just awful. Gives me a heavy heart.

We were disinvited from my BIL's yearly thanksgiving day get together because we were not vaccinated.

The worse part about it is that my FIL is likeminded but asked me to lie so he could see my kids.

I refused.

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How horrible! I’m so sorry you and your fiancée have had to endure that. Many of us have strained relationships with relatives/friends now, but to lose a daughter and granddaughters? 😢 Please keep reaching out to the granddaughters. Hopefully something will break through eventually.

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That is beyond horrid. This division wrought by this man-made pandemic is truly evil and Satan is very glad that it is happening. And the fact that it continues to this day, cursing families and friendships and holy places really brings to light how strong we truly need to be. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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I am so sorry. :( Jesus warned us of this.

Luke 12:53 (NIV) - "They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

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Thank you, Debra. I will review that passage for its context.

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horrible. so sad! so sorry!

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Oh my! Doug, that is truly heart breaking to even think about, much less live out with no warning. Not just the initial banishment from the family home, but the ongoing separation from the kids and the grands is unthinkable. I do hope that one day restoration can come upon your family.

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Thank you so much. Being the "step" Grandpa, I have less investment in the situation -- although I had enough time with the girls that I fell in love with both of them. My sweetie is the one feeling the loss most acutely. This is the SECOND time her daughter has wronged her. The first time, her daughter purposely estranged her mother for 16 years. We've never figured out why. They were reunited when the daughter had her first child, and we'd been part of those girls' lives for going on ten years when the whole vax issue came up.

That incident occurred two years ago this month. The following month, my mate was very ill on Mother's Day - we didn't know it was Covid at that point. I texted the daughter and told her that whatever her other issues were, her mother was very sick and would love to hear from her daughter on Mother's Day. Never heard a peep. That sealed the deal for me - there's NO excuse to be that cold-blooded, regardless of your silly disease paranoia. You can't catch anything over the phone. There's very few people that I've hardened my heart against, but that woman is one of them...

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Ugh! Pierced right through mom's heart. I know I would be devastated. As long as we have breath we will have our children in our hearts - as long as mother and daughter have breath, there could be a reconciliation. But past history would lead me to believe that mom won't be holding her breath. A season of life to branch out and move deeply into some meaningful outreach that will touch mom's heart. Blessings!

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I wonder what would have happened if you had broken out in some loud guffaws at her expense. That’s what I want to do now so much…but it probably showed what was just seething under her surface and broke free when she was given the “power” to discriminate.

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I stayed silent for my husband's sake. If it was me, well, I am not known for keeping quiet when something needs to be said. I am not mean, just forthright and honest. And I will never do something that I don't want to do. Even my kids know it. So...it was for my husband and his family that I do this. Because I love him. Now that it has all blown over (haha) nobody even mentions it. So ridiculous.

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Yes, the blessing of showing people's true character. It is actually a gift.

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I have a very hard time listening to the BS. Honestly, I would likely loathe her. Sadly, I think I also would feel like she got what she deserves if she is harmed or died. But I know that’s not the right attitude.

I am so thankful my family were all against the vax and all mostly did not fo it.

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Or not...

Sorry.. I'm not ready to forgive yet. Nobody has apologized to me yet for calling me Hitler or Grandma-Killer. So no forgiveness.

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I definitely understand the sentiment. I would not count on any apologies whatsoever.

This is exactly why the authorities made it a moral choice. By doing so they bypassed cognition for the normies.

By default, this made for an easy jump to portraying those who took the "wrong" moral choice as those who were unable to empathize or to think about what was good for the "common good" (which btw is always a fallacy - there is no such thing) - when in actuality we were the folks who were empathetic

Simple but brilliant.

How would you feel if you made the wrong moral choice because you offshored your thinking based on a psyop?

I wonder how you'd feel if you found that out after you thought you were morally superior? You might not want to know....let alone admit it.

This is why there will be no apologies. I think that must be "accepted", but that doesn't mean we must remain close to these people.

I have reconciled with a few people but it will always be between us...it'll never be the same.

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You reconciled... Meaning you re-embraced them after they stood against you. This is not an accusation; I've done it too, with a couple of people. They have never admitted they were deceived or brainwashed into their choice, or acknowledged my strength of character for sticking to my guns in the face of incredible pressure. Therefore, our "friendship" has been revealed to be one of historic familiarity, not one of deep loyalty. The one who called me Hitler may be too embarrassed to ever reconnect. There have been half-hearted gestures, but never even a meeting over coffee to discuss Covid...

Anyway, I get you re: accepting that there will be no apologies. If they didn't have the strength of character to stand their ground in the first place, they probably won't have the strength of character to admit they were wrong. I can still pray that they gain that strength someday.

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we are 100% on the same page. you just explained it perfectly

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Why, thank you!

Peace to you and yours, Brother!

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I too, did NOT accept the incredible pressure being pushed on one and all. I’ve lost friendships and my family and I are and always will be strained.

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I think it is a natural process in life...the older I have gotten the less BS I put up with and hence, there are fewer ppl in my life once I realized their narcissistic BS... Actually I grew intentionally and they probably won't. I was quite naive myself and went along with them far too long, but I awakened. 'Covid' just made the process quicker at exposing them and much easier to see in real time. If they're too stupid to stop and realize it was THEIR behavior that has lost them friends/relationship, then so be it. Jesus shook the dust off his heels a-plenty and I'm guessing that phrase was included for a reason. HE ALSO SAID, GET BEHIND ME SATAN to his own mother and cohorts. He called them satan! Called them out on their narcissistic BS, essentially 'stop it or we're done here'.

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I just recently learned that one I worked with for over 30 years accused me of being weak, spineless in fact, for refusing the jab. Blew me away.

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I think they were deflecting their weak character onto you.

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I bet that was painful. 🙏🏻

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I call that 'projection'...narcissists(ppl who aren't awake) project onto you what they are or what they are doing themselves.

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For me it was not a matter of strength of character or higher ground. I have a=enough of a mdeical background (four years pre-med science in university) so I had enough knowledge to KNOW absolutely the pintificators and cntrollers were wrong, DEAD wrong. it was not a matter of morals, it was truly a matter of science and I knew absolutely these "decision makers" on our behalf (how THOUGHTFUL of you dear sweet paw la TISH ins...) were lying deliberately when they chanted "follow the science". I KNEW the "science: and thus KNW they were lying.

HOW stupid did hey think we were, collectively?

Bat soup in the Wuhan wet market? Roll me another one, chump!!! ANYONE knowing anything about virology OR cooking will know that i n order to make SOUP the meat, of whatever sort, must be heated to at least 150 or 160 F in order to cook and break down the proteins in the meat tissue. The biology side asserts, no possibility for error, that any microorganism cannot tolerate a temperature abot about 140 or maybe 150 for any length of time without ALSObreaking down, along with the proteins in the meat. Thus if it was soup in the market, it was NOT virus in the market. Can't have both, no way nowhoe. 'Also having studied asa above a thing called "popultion biology", the statistical patterns exhibited by any life form within environments of varying "pressure" for or against propagation, the one incident the press made much if at first then totally ignored was the Princess cruise liner on Tokyo Bay. Covid broke out, she was removed to a far corner of the bay and isolated. No one to board or deboard. The press moaned WOE ARE ALL OF YOU, predicting all but maybe a handful of the 3.000 souls aboard were doomed to certain death. I think he total number of deaths was somewhere around a few dozen certainly no more than fifty, and the great majority of those deaths were amongst those very old and wth multiple comorbidities. About half those aboard actually contracted the disease, nearly all recovered fully within a week or two, some were quite sick but recovered fully. Funny how "the press" were quiet as churchmice even when those board quietly went ashore and boarded airplanes back to their home countries and the ship herself quietly steamed back out of Tokyo Harbour to wherever her home port is, with no more fanfare than the last time she steamed back home prior to the Covid nonsense.

And they expect me to bow and scrape and slap that mug nappie on whenver I poke my nose outside, or even when I am in my house alone? Nah. Their whole cover was blown.So I scrupulously ignored every mandate and suggestion as to how to "survive" the madness.

I had also had, over many years of plying my usual trades, learned firsthand that those N 95 masks, whicj I have used esensively for decades, cannot possibly prevent passage of a viral particle with a range of diameter between point zero two six to point zero five eight microns, since that same mask regularly passes dust, sand, paint particles in excess of 2,000 microns when painting and doing bodywork. Why didn't they mandate I put a piece of chain link fence over my bedroom window to keep the mosquitos from flying inside and giving me malaria?

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Very well stated! The framing of friendship based on history not loyalty describes several of my relationships. Those I thought were friends proved not to be trustworthy. I am glad to know that now. One of the ‘blessings’ of the vid?🤷🏼‍♀️

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I suppose... It's a bit lonelier now. But it's better to know who my true friends (and trustworthy family members) are. Covid definitely stripped me of my illusions and reminded me of the value of integrity.

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Well said. Thank you.

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so sad. but it sounds more like garden variety propaganda than anything fashion based.

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I’m a tournament bridge player, barred from playing for 3.5 frickin years! I was the only one in my club! Oh they finally let me back last summer, but I remember! With friends like that….

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. MLK, Jr.

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Proud of you! We did the same in my family. No way was I going to let them masks my children.

We left it all behind and moved to Florida in May of 20'. Unfortunately I have 3 offices in very blue cities. The ONLY time I wore a mask was to board a plane. My employees were told not to come to work with a mask on. If they chose to wear a mask they could work from home. I also refused to mandate vaxx. In fact I told them to think long and hard about it. Only around 10% out of 800 employees decided to take the juice.

Virtually everyone kept coming to the office and we were sitting ducks for the authorities to fine my business. I wouldn't change a damn thing.

I will NEVER forget the silence of all the other business owners. Never.

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You ‘walked the walk’. Your employees were fortunate to have a critical-thinking boss. No doubt you saved at least some of them from serious health issues. Well done!

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I wanna work for YOU!

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Super-Duper Like! Go Ryan!

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Wow! Good for you! 🤩 It’s hard not to bear a grudge but I sure wish them good health (which most no longer have 😔)

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You go RG ! Proud of you , your a great Dad , husband and business owner.

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Good fpr ypu Ryan being a great employer, mandating CHOICE and encouraging staff to think really hard. Never mind staying open and risking fines. So many lost their jobs and income.

What kind of business? We might want to support your business.

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Ryan - You will never know the lives you saved by not only not mandating, but asking people to make informed decisions. No masking was a wise a bold move. Kudos!

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That is seriously impressive! Thank you!

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My sweetheart endured the same treatment from her line dance group. Out of a tight-knit group of 12 women, she was the only one who abstained, and then paid the price. At first she was asked to mask up, and her first thought was "if you're all vaccinated, what do you have to worry about from me?" But then she was progressively shunned by more and more of the group - even her closest friend in the group shined her on. Before all this, they all loved her and she was very admired within the group. She wouldn't have anything to do with any of them now, even if they invited her back. That bond of trust and respect has been broken.

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oh so sad. my entire family no longer speaks with me (except one niece) and I am just fine with that.

Family now means smart people - family of choice.

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I’m sorry that happened to her. I lost a close friend due to all this nonsense.

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I walked away from two groups when the masking b.s. started. One sporting, other musical. Weekly activities for over 30 years for both. Never went back to either one but for a couple of toe-dips with one and then a big "nope." Spent a lot of 2022 and 2023 trying to find new regular activities with new people. Hope your sweetheart found new and nontoxic people in another dance group.

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I love that quote Katherine J.

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"You might not want to know...let alone admit it." That is exactly right Ryan. We need to forgive others mainly for our own reconciliation with God. It's the only way to let go of the bitterness. But it is so true that "it'll never be the same."

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to forgive means to GET THYSELF UNTANGLED FROM THEIR WEB OF SATAN! So that you can singularly hear the voice of God that you naturally had b4 you were f'd up by those speaking and doing satan over/onto you. We will never find Jesus in the MOB...it is found by extracting yourself from those who aren't directing you toward your best. The church can be the worst and most offending ppl b/c there are so many wounded in one spot! (hurting ppl hurt ppl) I love the idea that you need to find God yourself and in your bible BEFORE you find a church, or else you'll just be indoctrinated into their BS lies, like you have 'to forgive', which to them means make excuses for their sick behavior and give them amnesty, it's like a dysfunctional family who gaslight you for trying to become healthy. HELL NO....shake the dust off, learn the lesson and you can now recognize the BS next time and not get taken advantage of.

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preach. there are about 1.8 billion Christians who need to hear your message.

they were a terrible failure, when needed most, during the c19 calamity

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Matthew 24:9 (NIV) - Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.

2 Timothy 3:12 (NIV) - In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

1 Thessalonians 3:4 (NIV) - In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.

Matthew 5:12 (NIV) - Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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I think the majority refuse to believe the truth and therefore, have nothing to apologize for. We know.

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Here is question.

If a blind man murders another in cold blood, is he any the less guilty for having been blind?

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At least 6 million Jews were sheep led to slaughter. I imagine at least that many in the world (actually many more) will suffer death due to the killer shots. There is such a thing as righteous anger. Jesus demonstrated this a couple of times when the criminals and thieves where in the temple.

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I remember reading about a Nazi soldier once and they asked him how he could do what he did to the Jews. He said they were conditioned to think of them as not human, they believed this and believed they were the enemy. And so, makes it easy to kill them and not feel anything and in fact feel obligated to eradicate them, morally obligated if you will. He said to this day (the time the article was written) he still feels no remorse and thinks what he did was justified. I think this is where we are at too.

My best friend and I can talk about everything, and used to talk about everything but not covid. Being a healthcare worker, she is still conditioned to what’s she’s been told and what she experienced. But she hasn’t looked outside the box of what was really going on. It’s put that slight rift in our friendship that I don’t see resolving until she can truly see what’s going on. It’s really entirely too sad the damage caused.

Division is one of the devil’s most cherished evils he brings upon us though and we can’t let him win.

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Yep, I know of what you have described.

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Bots could at least try to use correct grammar 🙄

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Blocked and reported.

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I blocked Kate h also.

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Forgiveness of others is a gift we give ourselves.

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I've read some authors recently referring to it as "groupthink." While there is certainly groupthink among the elites, ruling class, and establishment bootlickers, it's gone way past groupthink across the boards.

Groupthink usually allows for dissent, to at least hear it if not actively consider it. Groupthink typically doesn't start out with calls for silencing people, imprisoning them, and in some cases, calling for their deaths just for holding a different view.

Just adding this b/c it seems like "groupthink" is going to be the next establishment-approved narrative to try to wiggle out of the justice they have coming to them. Until they admit they were wrong and apologize, they really don't have anything of value to say.

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In elementary school now there is a lot of this BS that was just starting when I was exiting grade school of “collaboration” with peers, where you have to sit in a group and always work together on stuff. To think now it was/is probably a conditioning of sorts to discourage individual thinking and encourage group think. Students very rarely work or get to think on their own and lessons are engineered to get kids to think a certain way instead of just think.

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We are expendable. We are livestock in in 'their' eyes. Livestock to be milked, sheered, cut into the meat remunerative to 'them'. We are despised, ridiculed, mocked and cancelled out as though we have already been liquidated by them. They love to eviscerate us, especially our minds. They spit on us and our God. They wish death to us at every twist and turn.

In a just world, there would be an accounting.

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Well isn't this exactly what happened to Jesus?

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Actually, come to think of it! You are spot on!

Yup! Anybody who gets in the way of this or that is plowed into a pit and covered up by a bull dozer ... or hung on a tree.

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Like watching teenagers throw a tantrum. You know how it's going to end. You know they're going to be embarrassed. You know they're going to embarrass themselves and you. You know they're going to say things they wish they hadn't said and can't take back. You just hope they don't hurt themselves or someone else.

I kept hoping people would wake up. Like, seriously, how can someone fall for an obviously faked CCP video of people dropping dead in dramatic fashion, Hollywood style? How could people not see that everyone they knew had gotten it and virtually none of them died from it? How could they not see that we've never had an effective flu or cold vaccine, so how could one be developed in like 3 mths?

The hardest part for me is realizing what a huge real world difference there is b/w people on the high end of the common sense curve and people to the, uh, "left" of the center of that curve. Real world intelligence.

And of course, the difference b/w the faithful who didn't have government posing as a god to them and those who look to government as their god.

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all the highly educated in my family and friends got it and blamed me.

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You should demand they thank you for helping them strengthen their natural immunity, lol.

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this

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We have absolutely no obligation to forgive them.

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We went to the lake for fresh air.

They blocked off all the tables and grill stations to prevent access.

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Our community removed all the lounge chairs and tables from the pool deck….so we brought our own and partied with our neighbors who weren’t afraid 🫡

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The pickleball courts were closed so neighbors drew the court lines on a nearby road and played there with a portable net.

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Covid lock downs made a world like the underside of Stranger Things; all dark and cruel. I truly hope most people will fight to keep that from happening again.

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My governor wouldn’t allow us beach access, boats, churches, schools, hobbies, garden supplies, and paint aisles were blocked, but by golly, the liquor and pot stores and titty bars were open!

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Hello, fellow Mitten Dweller 😊

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Every other sink in our State Park restrooms was taped over.

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I'll bet cutting that tape would have been treated as a crime akin to cutting Texas' border razor wire...

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Haha 😂

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🤣 such insanity we endured!

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Or closed altogether. You can guess what happened with all the homeless. So.

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Our parks were closed.

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😂

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I remember that. They put yellow tape around a park. We got our food to go from our favorite Mexican place and went under the tape and ate at the picnic table. Such rebels. Sticking it to 'the man' every chance I get.

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That’s just awesome! I love it!

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Filled skate parks with thousands of pounds of sand, arrested lone joggers on the beach, arrested lone paddle boarders, and more. This was NOT done for our safety!

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Have they removed the sand from the skate parks yet?

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Criminally insane.

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we swam in our pool and ignored the whole thing. til they BLOCKED OFF THE POOL. then I left.

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👍🏻 It is often remarked that liberals can’t meme. There’s a good reason for that: a good meme requires knowing the truth and exposing the lie. Liberals refuse to see the truth and hide from the lie.

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And have no sense of humor.

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Yes. Or irony. Completely lost on these people all of a sudden...

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I ( in public "education") noticed this some 20 years ago: those considering themselves "liberal" had no sense of humor.

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💯💯💯💯

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SO true Florida Man!

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Just saw another commercial on tv that showed Bill Gates talking pushing new vaccines on babies and children. His money is pushing Harmon us all.

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Gates is going about his miserable, lying life acting as if he played absolutely no role in events of the past 4 years and he is still the vaccine king. I can't imagine what he is thinking, although criminals learn to have zero conscience about anything.

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one hell of a top 100 dandy song waitin to be written right there.

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Very good Based. Right along the lines of the statement Golda Meir cited 'We can forgive [the Arabs] for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with [the Arabs] when they love their children more than they hate us...'

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Nice, until you remember she was one of the architects of the current GENOCIDE. not a nice lady.

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Their deception was planetary 🌎 I know judgement and vengeance is reserved for God. To forgive without any acknowledgment of their crimes is an affront to justice and cause for them to stage their next event on the world.

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for sure broad sweeping, but poignant all the same.

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We care more about the health of their children then they do.

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And I have been praying (for how many months?)for the healing of those who took the shot.

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So many friends and acquaintances took the jab and many of the boosters and are now, sadly, paying the price. These are young people - at least younger than me - have many different forms of cancer that were heretofore never seen in people in their 40's and 50's. Very sad.

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I love it. So true. Thank you sharing.

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Apr 11Liked by Jeff Childers

I have long held the opinion that the Republic is far better off with DeSantis leading the way in Florida than it is with him getting taken out by the deep state in DC. I’m hoping that the way this shapes up is that others states wake up and join Florida in pushing back against DC.

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He can accomplish so much more as Governor.

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Apr 11·edited Apr 11

Federalism - the principles our REPUBLIC were founded on - agrees. Policy should be set by the states and enforced as needed by the central authority. NOT the other way around.

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I've said it for a long time. All we've got are state's rights and the courts (with honest judges!) In my ultra blue state I was at a child's birthday party right after the abortion decision went to the states. People were actually crying. I said, wouldn't you rather maintain states rights? Is that something you want to lose? Got only one interesting discussion from a young person. The rest were emotionally driven.

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and I just saw Trump and Kari lake said the Arizona Abortion decision goes too far. there is sanity in the Balanced view of life. thanks DT!

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Apr 11·edited Apr 11

AJ, you interacted with some products of three generations of government school education. Sad.

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And 3 were MD's

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Not surprised. Most go through school as box tickers learning only what they need from "authorities" to pass tests.

I have yet to "get over" a pre-med in a college chemistry lab class who spiked reagents to screw the grading curve his way which forced over 70 of us fellow students on later lab sessions to waste 2 weeks of lab work. He was caught once everyone's lab notebooks were sifted by the lab manager to see when and where our lab work went sideways.

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Right ...he is setting precedence for the rest of the states

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After this term can he move to another state and do it again?🤣

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Someone wrote that his job as Governor is just 2 terms.

Can he leave for a term with a new Governor, then come back after that?

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I wish he’d come to California, not that our corrupt electoral system would ever allow him to be elected.

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Run for Senate?

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Wish he’d move to Oregon after his term is up and run here.

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Stand in line, Barbara! 😂😆😄❤️ (I hope you know that’s a joke, sort of!)

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But if he comes to Oregon, we get both coasts covered, you know. Then it will spread inwards. Yep.

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Apr 11·edited Apr 11

Keep Portland weird, Barbara.;)

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I can’t stand that phrase! The Portland I grew up with was completely blue collar, ex-logging, hardworking families. Then the “weird” people came in and coined that phrase to redefine the city…it was never weird before that. Just an old, run down city that needed a facelift. Wait, thats now too isn’t it?

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Oh man! It can't get any weirder...or can it?

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Hubs works as an electrical engineer on a fishing boat. Brand new one just built and finished it's first season in the Bering Sea. The D candidate for WA state governor is touring the boat today. His company forced the jab mandate, so it figures they are kissing up to the D. I asked him yesterday if anyone at his company has dropped dead yet and answered with "No, unfortunately .But they have all gotten really really fat." Yep. Just like 80% of the population.

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After that, on to VT!!

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I doubt he could tolerate Oregon, especially Western Oregon: politically and climatically.

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That’s exactly why we need him

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But he would be oh so good for Oregon. There are a lot of fragile egos that need some bruising.

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Apr 11Liked by Jeff Childers

I was thinking the same. I see legislation in Kansas modeled after Florida. Local local local. Hopefully other states are doing the same.

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Yeah but that commie governor we have is blocking it every time she can. She HAS TO GO or this state will never get it together.

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Yes we still have some work to do on Rinos in Kansas to really get that veto proof majority

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You are absolutely right.

He truly is leading the nation, in a sense, from Florida. He is showing other Governors ‘how to do it’ as are those state legislators and his entire administration. He is teaching the mayors and city councils in Florida and other states. His example to other, weaker leaders is helping them to grow a spine.

I did not want him as President. What he’s doing in Florida is showing how a Republic works.

Thank you for pointing that out.

Who know but that he was, as in the book of Esther, sent “…….for such a time as this?”

God can use bombastic men like Trump, but He also uses quieter,

more ‘steady as she goes’ men like DeSantis.

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God, I wish this would happen in California! But I think we'll have to go through the big earthquake before we realize en masse that Washington DC will never have our backs. When we have to rely on our own resources to recover, we'll realize we never needed those assholes. We came closer to that realization with the wildfire "pandemic", but somehow it wasn't enough to jolt this brainwashed populace back to reality.

<sigh...>

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Or the Dominion voting machines that vote for us 😂

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Vote for you. Not vote for you. :)

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Apr 12·edited Apr 12

I love California geographically and all that it has to offer, and it would be hard to leave it at this point in my life as I own my home and financially it would be difficult if not impossible to uproot myself and go to a different state. I am 74 and my husband is 77, yet I would love to leave if it were financially possible. However, I am grateful every day that I live in the foothills of the north and far from the sick blue cities, and I can escape the idiocy that goes on in the cities as we have none of that where I live. Life is normal here. Can't escape the gas and power prices, though.

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Well, those prices have raised elsewhere too - maybe not as much as here (Thanks, Gavin!).

I've lived in Sonoma County for 37 years, and I love this area. Hate the politics. But I'm close to mountains, the ocean, rivers and San Francisco (which isn't the positive it was when I moved here, I'll grant). This area went from small town agricultural to bedroom city wacko liberal haven with crappy roads, rampant homeless AND soaring housing costs. It's ridiculous how much people pay to live here, considering how poorly-managed it is.

I love the foothills - my cousins all live in Gold country (home to Kevin Kiley). If my sweetheart were more cold-tolerant and I were more heat tolerant, I'd find my way there. I love the fog and the redwoods. I'm glad the rest of California (away from the coasts) is Red. It gives me some hope.

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I'm praying for other states to join the pushback, too.

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The more Florida succeeds, the more it makes the blue state failures stick out.

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true, with Trump as President, he will have more support. as it is now, only the states that want federal control are helped by Congress & those that don't are hindered...

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I agree. I think he will make an excellent president one day, just not now. The battle right now is in need of a battle hardened general who has been in the belly of the Deep State and knows their strengths and weaknesses and he’s just not there yet, but I think will be.

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100%!!! Later Jay

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After he finishes his term, he should move to another reddish state, establish residency and run for governor there. That would be some 4D chess. 😏

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I was going to post this exact sentiment, Lon, but you stated my feelings exactly already. DeSantis is a good guy, right where he is.

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True- although I would really appreciate DeSantis approach to getting us out of Ukraine and diverting a disastrous show down with Russia/China/Iraq/etc.

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I am in agreement with you --completely.

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Agreed.

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Lon, 🎯! “Republic is far better off with DeSantis leading the way in Florida than it is with him getting taken out by the deep state in DC.”

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How much theater are we buying into?

If DeSantis was really pushing back against the Feds, he would have banned the bio-weapon, that is destroying American's lives every day, a LONG time ago.

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I hear you, but I also know that tptb are trotting out all sorts of “studies” showing the safety and effectiveness of the jabs. Not an easy fight. Agree with leaving that fight to L

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Dr. Ladapo.

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Mike Johnson is such a disappointment.

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I suspect he is being blackmailed.

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Isn't ALL of Congress blackmailed to some degree?

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Yes.

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Or, they cut him a deal and he's in on the take. Let's face it, he was swept into the leadership position overnight (I think literally overnight?) and out of nowhere. He was on nobody's list. All of which is extremely fishy and deep state-y.

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Haven't run across this Stack before. Thanks for sharing. Lots of interesting content there.

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Let’s see Mtg in there.

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LOVE HER. she must be the only one besides Rand Paul who is not being blackmailed.

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Yes, that seemed obvious at the time and it has played out exactly as predicted.

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Sure looks that way. Politics has so little to do with principles.

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Apr 11·edited Apr 11Liked by Jeff Childers

Short reel and interesting. Now that RFKJR is a viable candidate and has actually been interviewed on CNN and other mainstream media, I see the faces of his interviewers in *gulp* moments: intelligence like neither Trump nor Biden, and exposing truths never heard before...finding out that he is not a 'kook'.

To me, they look depressed after hearing him, not smirky or combative at all. He is exposing truth which is depressing, and even these liberal loving msm idiots must know that the country is in bad shape. https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5mqc3pR0vQ/?igsh=aXRkYXlpZmNwMDhq

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His climate change stance is frightening. His VP pick was at Agenda 21 meetings. That's a big YIKES!

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Yes I know, sadly..she has the big bucks. However, who else has called out these big entities who control politics ? I like Trump, but even he has not.

I am not advocating for him, but listening to him is eye opening and refreshing.

This country is broken in so many ways.

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PS He calls himself an environmentalist. Difference.

He cleaned up my home state's Hudson River from the corporation pollutants being chugged into it.

I do believe to a good extent that our environment is very important for future generations.

I despise plastic water bottles and plastic pollution. There is an island the size of Texas in the north Pacific made up exclusively of plastic water bottles.

This has nothing to do with crazy climate change politics.

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he's an ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYER. he knows the difference between corporate attacks on the environment- and CLIMATE CHANGE weaponized for Social Control

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He has some very radical ideas about environmental protection and climate. His vp choice is a big enough red flag for me.

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He is right only on vaccinations.

Everything else isn’t just ‘left if center’ he is a big a Gloabalist as they come.

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Does this mean you support the forever wars and US hegemony? RFK does not.

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except Israel. he's just fine w the genocide and baby killing going on there.

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Yes, a true Gentleman and definitely a long game strategist.

Later Jay

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Great point. Unfortunately that sentence is why he will never be elected. Gentlemen with honor and integrity will never be elected. Those attributes are a liability in today’s climate.

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Hopefully people have seen full interviews with him. He is a social liberal and he endorses all the handouts that the left pushes including reparations. I agree with him on some things but he is definitely left of center.

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Perhaps his brilliant intellect, incredible historical research and recall, is, as well.

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RFKjr was on Cartoon News Network!!

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Just got that! Yes, he left her speechless.

I thought it was Communist News Network, having been taken over from

Clinton News Network. Lol.

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I have often thought the only way to get that far in government is to have NO principles.

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I found Tucker Carlson's not-quite-tongue-in-cheek remark in his Marjorie Taylor Greene interview about the hidden lives of D.C. denizens quite telling. We've heard the stories about Mitch, Lindsey, Tom Cotton, and others. ("He who is without sin among you ... ", aside). It would not shock me to learn that a self-proclaimed God-fearing conservative like Mike Johnson has a penchant for dressing up in stilletos and that some three letter agency employee has a photo or two. Perhaps that's why he was put there, as Tucker and Greene also seemed to suggest.

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Wait. What's the rumor about Tom Cotton? Aw, come on. Can't I have one person to whom I look up to in the Senate (though must admit, the shine wore off on Cotton a while ago)?

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