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Ah, inflation. I just paid $5.65 over the weekend for a jar of Smuckers organic peanut butter, which cost me $2.29 four years ago. My household income has definitely not more-than-doubled in the past four years. I know Krugman doesn't think inflation is a problem, so maybe he can start buying my groceries.

On a Florida-specific note, Jeff, maybe you can dig into the odd practice adopted by Volusia County Schools to discourage the use of our legal tender by charging a two- or three-dollar punishment fee to parents paying cash to watch their kids play sports. If you use GoFan (20% fee goes to GoFan) or pay with a credit card at the venue, your ticket costs (for track and field, for example) $6 or $7; if you pay cash, it's $9. The staff at both DeLand High School and Spruce Creek High School told me it was designed to discourage the use of cash. Let me note for the record that there is never a line when I enter a track meet. Since when is it the business of a school board to discourage the use of the world's reserve currency?

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

I had not seen the clown faced death video from the Oregon Health Authority. Trapped in Portland in a mortgage with a double jabbed person who is .....how do I put this.....who believes what their told, who doesn't understand or care to know much about 'the outside world'. Feels like I have to chew a leg off to get out of this trap. They will never want to sell or leave and they cannot afford to buy me out. But I will be asking them anyway. Wish me luck.

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

Sometimes I wonder if the people who unfriended me in 2020, 2021, and 2022 are starting to realize I was right.

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

I stand with Elon Musk. Free Jacob Chansley!

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

Again Jeff, may I say how much I loved your speech from the Idaho conference. I have loved your substack since I found it later in 21. Your optimism is total and true and your Christianity is so special. Your writing ability, snark and all is the best. Thank you. Thank you.

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It seems the puppetmasters made a strategic blunder when they A-OK’ed the BLM riots as that jarring contradiction is also what snapped Tim Robbins out of his trance, as he explained in his Matt Taibbi interview:

“I totally understood it in the first year. I was compliant with everything. I locked down, I isolated, I was away from people for seven months. I bought into it. I demonized people. I was guilty of everything that I came to understand was not healthy. I was angry at people that weren’t wearing masks, and protesting about it in Orange County. Yet, a month later I was protesting for BLM in the streets with a mask on. A week after that, I kind of had to do a self-check on that. I knew there was a little bit of hypocrisy going on there.” (https://www.racket.news/p/tim-robbins-and-the-lost-art-of-finding)

Glad to hear Glenn interviewed DeSantis. He did a really enthusiastic reading of “Letter to a Mainstream Straddler” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-a-mainstream-straddler) recently:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/warning-leftists-are-redefining-money-guests-donald/id620967489?i=1000602679601 (@27:19)

I’ll be talking to Glenn soon, too :-)

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

This statement is SO spot on: DeSantis was also right that these germaphobic nutjobs have no business being in charge of other people. They can barely manage themselves. One of the greatest mistakes of the pandemic was suddenly handing these grotesque public health numbskulls the ability to order other people around because “emergency.”

But I have to ask, you say we can make a difference at the local level. I am becoming less and less convinced that this is even doable. I watched our school board meeting last night and I was absolutely furious. We spent countless hours and dollars doing everything we could to flip our board in Charleston and we did...now we have a 5-4 majority. And yet, we still cannot rid ourselves of the loathesome horrible ELA curriculum. The liberals on the board are out of control...they scream, they yell, they name call....it's utterly infuriating to watch. I don't know how our board members on our side maintain their sanity, I really don't. These people are mentally ill. I can think of so many examples of dealing with local liberals lately where I have thought to myself 'this person is sick". If you can argue with a straight face that gender reassignment surgery (aka mutilation) for elementary school kids is a good idea, you're sick. So my point is, at what point are we just going to say enough? We cannot find common ground with people who are mentally ill. We just cannot. So what are we to do? If this was a marriage, we would leave. You cannot stay married to someone who is sick and abuses you. So what are we supposed to do with these people?

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

“having less ammunition.”

Well, you know, there’s only so much ammo $100billion or so can buy...

My guess is that the bulk of the money for “Ukraine” is being siphoned off via selling the arms to our enemies on the black market.

The official story is that this is all about defeating the evil Putin. I have my doubts -- this story has had the stink of hogwash right from the start. I’m more inclined to believe that it’s part of the business model of the military/industrial complex. With the highly profitable “Afghanistan” quagmire over, quarterly profits were looking a little weak. And with the looming clouds of a financial collapse, they needed to make hay while the sun was shining. That’s all there is to it, really.

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What they are doing to J6 prisoners sounds like what they used to do with political prisoners in Moscow.

The reason they can't/won't release those prisoners is because they actually didn't do anything, and the captors know it.

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DeSantis explained his profound disdain for most public health officials, calling them sick ideologues.

Bravo Governor!

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I haven't said this in awhile, but thank you Jeff for writing so faithfully every day. You are a brilliant writer. I really enjoy the nuanced way you present information, keeping us engaged, often laughing out loud, and usually optimistic. You're a blessing!

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

This is the "Year of Efficiency"

-- Mao Tse Zuckerberg.

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

Compare Naomi Wolf's contrition admission with Scott Adams' (alleged) contrition admission.

180 degrees apart. Worlds apart.

One is genuine. One is not.

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He who diligently seeks good seeks favor,

But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.

He who trusts in his riches will fall,

But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

He who troubles his own house will inherit wind,

And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,

And he who is wise wins souls.

If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth,

How much more the wicked and the sinner!

— Proverbs 11:27-31 NASB1995

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Mar 14Liked by Jeff Childers

EL-Jeffe’ — wanted to let you know I watched your presentation from the “Steeling the Mind” conference in Coeur d’Alene. Well done Jeffe’ — really enjoyed your content and presentation style. I’ve shared the link to the full-conference with all my true friends and loved ones.

Keep up the great work…cheers! 🥃🥃

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A friend posted on Facebook last week that she was invited to her son's elementary school here in WA state. The purpose of the event was for children to share with their parents what they are learning about bugs AND for the kids to explain to their parents why we should all be eating bugs! They served the parents cookies made with cricket flour! (My friend was oblivious as to the sinister nature of this propaganda- that wasn't her point in sharing.) The next day my DIL sent me a video taken by a young girl in Idaho of her teacher explaining why she couldn't choose an alternative topic (the teacher's choice was for the students to write about how all humans must begin eating bugs to save the earth), because in this situation, "there is only one right answer. " If you have kids in public school, check and see if they're filling your sweet children's ears with these lies! Or even if you don't, get involved- this has to be stopped!

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