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    Meeradas, Thank you for your "hint" , I had a look at 'reply to post' and see what you mean, very much appreciated.!

    RunningDeer, Wow, what a beautiful welcome. You sure have a great knack with computer images, always so delightful, the heart skips a beat. 💓

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    A 4th Grader Reaction To New School Rules (1:46 min)
    This is my daughter [Lisa] after hearing the new CDC guidelines for school to reopen.

    Almost 77,000 views since May 20th on a YouTube channel that only has 147 subscribers. Other channels are beginning to post.




    The first 1:48 minutes from the Jeff and Lucy vid is sorta real life funny.

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    Think bigger picture. (Please and thank you.)

    Grandson Creates "Cuddle Curtain" To Hug Grandma

    “Hug Curtain" Keeps Family Close



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    wishing you all an awesome night/ day

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    A social distancing bar fight posted seven years ago.

    I hope everyone laughs as hard as I did.

    “To develop a complete mind: Study the art of science; study the science of art. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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    Info mainstream media won’t cover.



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    Stepping out of thread for a bit.
    Getting sucked into the hodgepodge menu of craziness.

    Goal: Live experiences not re-live the news cycles of distraction. (PsyOps pdf)



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    RACE WAR: a poem about racism (3 min)

    "Racism is not systemic
    It’s not genetic or endemic
    It’s really not the problem
    Although it is problematic

    Problem is it’s nourished
    Endorsed, engineered, and encouraged
    In our society that’s fractured
    Run by maniacs and bastards
    Dollar signs and bankers
    Politics and wankers

    They want us fighting each other
    Blaming, hating, and shaming each other

    So we’re always looking laterally
    Horizontally
    Instead of up the ladder accurately

    Divide and conquer is the method
    And it’s the oldest trick in the book
    Distracting us by blaming us
    While they get off the hook

    White cops versus black men
    Just a clever misdirection
    The police state versus everyone
    And a war for your perception

    Furthermore let’s explore
    American economics
    Debt-based indentured servitude
    Disguised as patriotic

    The money monster taunts us
    And haunts us like a ghost
    Drip drop like an IV drip
    Cuz without any, you’re toast

    Maximize the profit
    Minimize opportunity
    Advertise the hell out of it
    Polarize common unity

    Racism is real without a doubt
    Not pretending like it ain’t
    It’s a scary thing that’s taught to us
    And teaches us to hate

    The media embraces it
    Regurgitates and celebrates it

    And politicians use it
    Accuse it and abuse it

    Over and over and time again
    Same **** on a different day
    Battered, broken and paranoid
    While our freedoms slip away

    But hey

    I’ll love you no matter what
    Regardless of your race
    I’ll double-down, I’ll say it again
    And reiterate just in case

    I love you
    I love you
    I love you

    Doesn’t matter the color of your skin

    I love you
    I love you
    I love you

    What matters is what is within

    Don’t hate
    Be great
    And invert the golden rule

    Don’t do to others
    Black, white, brown, green, purple or polka dot
    As you would prefer them not do to you"

    ~Benny

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    try tuning into one of these



    facts for the mind
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    UK, space and the USA

    https://youtu.be/6p6OCgGN7C0

    Speaking of space...

    I recently posted on the Future Earth thread, to cheer myself up with uplifting visions of the future.

    Here's one montage I didn't include...

    Day two of their 'Pets in the Pod' experiment, and David and Jean began to wonder if they'd been a little too ambitious with who they'd invited onboard :




    Glad I included this guy. He looks like he's not taking any nonsense :


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    George Floyd protests: Trump vows to use military force if governors can't quell riots (8 min)
    My fellow Americans, my first and highest duty as president, is to defend our great country and the American people. I swore in oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do.

    All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd. My administration is fully committed that for George and his family justice will be served. He will not have died in vain, but we cannot allow the righteous cries and peaceful protesters to be drown out by an angry mob. The biggest victims off the rioting are peace loving citizens in our poorest communities. And as their President, I will fight to keep them safe. I will fight to protect you.

    I am your president of Law and Order and an ally of all peaceful protesters. But in recent days, our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, riders, antifa and others. A number of state and local governments have failed to take necessary action to safeguard their residents.

    Innocent people have been savagely beaten, like the young man in Dallas, Texas, who was left dying on the street or the woman in upstate New York viciously attacked by dangerous thugs. Small business owners have seen their dreams utterly destroyed. New York's finest have been hit in the face with bricks. Brave nurses who have battled the virus are afraid to leave their homes. A police precinct has been overrun. Here in the nation's capital, the Lincoln Memorial and the World War Two Memorial has been vandalized. One of our most historic churches was set ablaze. A federal officer in California, an African American enforcement hero, was shot and killed. These are not acts of peaceful protests. These are acts of domestic terror. The destruction of innocent life and the spilling of innocent blood is an offense to humanity and a crime against God.

    America needs creation, not destruction. Cooperation, not contempt. Security, not anarchy. Healing, not hatred, justice, not chaos. This is our mission, and we will succeed 100%. We will succeed. Our country always wins.

    That is why I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America. I am mobilizing all available Federal resource is civilian and military to stop the rioting and looting to end the destruction and arson and to protect the rights of law abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights.

    Therefore, the following measures are going into effect immediately. First, we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now. Today. I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets. Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled. If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.

    I am also taking swift and decisive action to protect our great capital, Washington, D. C. What happened in the city last night was a total disgrace. As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement offices to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property. We're putting everybody on warning our seven o’clock curfew will be strictly enforced.

    Those who threaten innocent life and property will be arrested detained and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I want the organizer's of this terror to be unnoticed, that you will face severe criminal penalties and lengthy sentences in jail. This includes Antifa and others who are leading instigators of this violence.

    One law and order and that is what it is. One law. We have one beautiful law. And once that is restored and fully restored, we will help you. We will help your business and we will help your family.

    America is founded upon the rule of law. It is the foundation of our prosperity, our freedom and our very way of life. But where there is no law, there is no opportunity where there is no justice, there is no liberty. Where there is no safety, there is no future. We must never give in to anger or hatred. If malice or violence reigns that none of us is free.

    I take these actions today with firm resolve and with a true and passionate love for our country. By far our greatest days. Lie ahead. Thank you very much. And now I'm going to pay my respects to a very, very special place. Thank you very much.

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    Memes, Memes and More Memes

    The vid is 40 minutes, so I made some screen shots for those that don’t have the time to watch. It’ll take three posts because the forum software only allows 9 items per post, i.e. graphic images, video, and smilies.
    ”Another meme Monday this is my third time doing this I was absent last week I apologize. I wanted to stock up a bit you know it’s funny I didn't do one last week because I honestly didn't collect that many memes from the week before. And what a difference a week makes man yeah it’s been quite a week.

    I’ll be honest I'm having I hard time. I had an old friend lash out at me on Facebook a couple of hours ago because I made a post that had nothing to do with the protests.That’s it. That's all it was. and I was attacked for being selfish during this time. And for not caring about what's going on in the country right now.It was rather harsh. And this person used to be a friend of mine. And we haven’t talked in a while and apparently we are not on the same page currently. Even though to me of course we are on the same side, but he even said, “You’ve chosen your side.” Just because I had I made a post that wasn't about the protest.

    I wasn't posting anything conspiratorial or controversial. It was just a post that had nothing to do with the protests. And therefore, I've chosen my side. I’m blinded by my privilege. And I'm selfish. and that just happened so with that in mind…

    I just want to say right off the bat, now more than ever, be kind to people. We are living in a very tense time. Ultra polarized the division is so vast. The polarization is just very sad. And try to build those bridges. Find ways to reach people.

    I did an interview with someone the other day and she said, “The Covid 19, and the protests are bringing out people's true colors, liberals true colors.”

    And I said, “I disagree. It’s not bringing out their true colors. Their true colors are being manipulated. We are all concerned at our core about something. It’s just that some people are being manipulated, and their emotions are being controlled, and redirected at all the wrong things.

    I would say so their intentions are correct because they sense something's wrong, but it's being commandeered and redirected and now more than ever we decide that patience with those people and with each other and we have to have kindness...”
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    Quote Posted by RunningDeer (here)
    George Floyd protests: Trump vows to use military force if governors can't quell riots (8 min)

    https://youtu.be/MqSlmSwMBnI

    My fellow Americans, my first and highest duty as president, is to defend our great country and the American people. I swore in oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do...
    Thank you for posting RunningDeer. I was following Trump's press briefings daily at one point, but recently have had my mind on other things, including processing my own grief.

    To all :

    I noticed a comment today, in a recent post elsewhere, from an English environmental activist whose work to rebuild ecosystems is something I admire. Included in the post was this :

    The person describes how they moved to the USA...

    ...during the Trump election when this country voted in a racist, narcissistic, incompetent who manipulates with fear, who cages children and instigates violence.
    There is such violation of basic human rights and values here it's enough to leave you breathless. The first month of lockdown was the first without school killings in years...but make guns illegal? No - our rights mean we can own guns, not wear masks, ensure that we keep Covid alive - and maintain dominance and superiority over anyone not white, straight and male...


    As a small, white-skinned, female from the UK, with enough finance to live in a 'nice' area, I've met people who find it surprising that I support the right of U.S. Citizens to keep and bear arms. To own and use guns.

    Yesterday I watched several videos of the current riots in the U.S. In one video (linked below) two white men armed with heavy weaponry were outside a store, standing with two black men (who were also armed), helping them defend the property. All four men seemed reasonable and calm. They did not seem ignorant or antagonistic. I don't know the history of any of the men seen in the video, so perhaps they are not the best examples of my logic, I don't know. But the segment captured in the video tells a story that's simple enough. How in moments when the police cannot come to your aid either in time or at all, to help defend you, your property, or the innocent people around you, if you are not equipped to defend yourself you will probably be less well off.

    I also saw another video (different location) where looters attacked a woman outside what may have been her store, beating her to the ground. Her husband came out to help her and appealed to them to stop, but he and his wife were outnumbered. The looters were larger in size and in numbers. I couldn't help but wonder, if the armed men in the other video had been close by, could the attackers have been scared off.

    The UK's mainstream media is always quick to show examples of school shootings. I don't know if I've ever seen them cover what must be the multiple cases, I will guess greater in numbers than the tragic school shootings, where people successfully fend off attackers with guns. Many such stories probably go unreported to the authorities, let alone to or by the media. I read one story about a woman in the U.S. (before 2020) who fended off an entire gang because she had a gun. Did that woman need to be a highly-advanced spiritual being to justify owning a gun? I doubt it. It enabled her to defend herself successfully. I found that story because I searched on the topic. But how many cases like it go unheard of, I can't help but wonder.

    At events like riots, where the streets are in chaos, larger guns can not only reach further and make a louder statement, they can also been seen from further away (to act as a deterrent.) Which to my mind, to some degree, counters the logic of some gun critics that only small handguns should be permitted.

    Recently a privileged white Englishman criticised to me, somewhat righteously, Americans owning guns. I said to him, what if owning that gun was the best chance you had of preventing your house being burgled, your children being attacked, your wife being raped? He went quiet. There is a disconnect in many people's thinking.

    I respect if they would rather be attacked than cause harm, or rather be killed than be a killer. But I'm not sure the psychology is always rooted in that kind of spiritual strength. That is likely why that man went quiet in response.

    Even if you personally are not afraid of death, would you really rather be harmed or dead than be equipped to defend your family?

    I can also understand the view that if you raise your frequency high enough you will avoid harmful folks altogether. But it isn't enough, in every case, to prevent violence or the determination of some dark agendas. It is also not genuinely the advanced attitude behind some of the righteous criticism of gun-owners. Some might pretend it is, but vibrations speaks louder than worthy sentiments. I am fairly sure many gun critics would be very grateful if they found themselves saved from attack by a responsible, armed bystander.

    Forbidding the average citizen from having guns leaves only potentially corrupt government forces, or morally bankrupt criminals to possess them. Unlike a lot of law-abiding citizens the criminals would have no hesitation over sourcing them from the black market.

    All too often I see people going to one extreme side or another. Like “Trump is evil” or “Trump is perfection incarnate.” Or “Guns should be banned everywhere” versus “We should all have guns to overthrow the government” (despite the fact the government will always have bigger, nastier weaponry.) There is an absence of middle-ground.

    One reason I spend so much time, which I have thankfully had, on focusing on a 'free energy' world is because I believe the elimination of poverty will make obsolete many of the causes of street violence. So I fuel that healing vision by focusing on it to draw it closer to the present. Some people dismiss what they regard as a Utopian fantasy. But it is not a delusion to look at developed countries and see that the higher standards of living lead to less of certain kinds of crime, physical or metal ill health. It is also true that our meditations and their frequencies, what is in our hearts not our words, help determine the kind of world we draw into being. It's a complicated, potentially tangential subject that can't be done justice in one paragraph.

    In summing up - it is all to easy to sound 'righteous' by saying you denounce “Trump the racist” or denounce violence and hence guns. The reality we live in is far more complicated. And if this were my store, (linked below) I would have been grateful to have men outside protecting it, when the police were absent or overwhelmed.

    https://twitter.com/maxnesterak/stat...34786037223424

    Screenprint of the tweet and video :



    If this post, for any reason, sparks any angst on the topic - feel free to move this to another thread.


    Wishing peace and strength to all


    ===== POST UPDATE =====

    I read at least one comment under that tweet that claimed the armed white men are part of a far-right movement, and not as decent as they may appear. Could well be true, as I alluded to earlier. But my points still stand. Another comment by another person claims “As a boy in 1968, I remember my Dad sitting in the bay garage window of his Sunoco station in Louisville with his M1 carbine. Everything looted on both sides...not his.”

    Either comment may be true. People will see whatever truth they wish to see. The world is a strange mix of things.
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    sth completely different -

    For whoever loved the Lord of the Rings- movies:


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