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When Cold is Cold…


Bitter cold in the Northern Plains; Blowing Snow with Blizzard Conditions.  This Polar Vortex will be moving East.

An arctic cold front will bring wind chills of -20 degrees or colder across the northern Plains this week. This arctic air will push through the Plains and into the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys towards the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Thursday. Meanwhile, a series of Pacific storm systems will bring heavy rain and high-elevation snow to the West through the weekend.

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To All….


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“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
― D. Simone



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The true meaning of Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the incredible act of love.

Whether your personal belief accepts the Christian meaning or not, the bottom line is “Love”.

Pass it around.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

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A continuing tale of mice and men,

of Murphy’s Law and begin again,

into the wind and 2 steps back

of changing plans from this to that.

The paths of life are fraught with bumps

while free will rules and choices stump

our best laid plans as options grow

and complicates our rhythmic flow.

As we age we mold our life

with schemes and plans and abstract strife

that ascertains our journey’s end

of living life as mice or men… D Boothby

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When entering the world of creativity, it can be exciting to explore this realm without guidance.  Free thought and experimental techniques can lead to some awesome works, but in everything we try to accomplish, there are times where impromptu creativity doesn’t get the results we were expecting.

 

With that splinter of information in mind, here is a free eBook that explains concepts such as; preliminary studies, panel painting, plein air painting, and more.  The price is right for some added knowledge that may transport one from frustration to a finished masterpiece.  Enjoy…

 

For your free copy…

Beam me up, Scotty

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Political correctness is language control. And language control is thought control. Period!

The rise of modern political correctness (PC) is a great example of the cunning way in which social engineers (such as the New World Order manipulators) operate. Political correctness is soft censorship. As George Carlin said, it is “fascism pretending to be manners.” It is intolerance disguised as tolerance, and it is running amok almost everywhere in society.

Just as George Orwell laid out so precisely in 1984, political correctness is the ‘Newspeak‘ which is threatening to limit our ability to freely speak and think, by reducing the number of available words in our vocabulary.

 

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Yuri Bezmenov, a former Soviet KGB agent, said that “ideological subversion” would change the perception of reality of every American. He outlined how a slow brainwashing process is taking place, to change the individualistic culture of the West. This process consists of:

  1. Demoralization (covert, 15-50 years) (basically completed)
  2. Destabilization (overt, 2-5 years)
  3. Crisis (6 weeks)
  4. Violent Change and Normalization (can take years, goes on forever)

All this was implemented with the aim of making the West collectivist, and falling in line with the New World Order.

The question is: how much has it worked?

 

The Absurdity of Political Correctness

Whatever good intentions political correctness may have had in trying to stop homophobia, racism, sexism and discrimination of any kind, it has long passed the threshold of absurdity. Consider the following examples of what the PC crowd is trying to make people say with their “bias-free language”:

  • seniors, elders, elderly => “people of advanced age”
  • overweight, obese => “people of size”
  • rich => “people of material wealth”
  • American => US citizen

This last one is especially interesting, given that the US Government is a corporation which lays claim to the entire United States of America, whereas American denotes a natural-born individual of the Republic. The PC police also want to eliminate the following words:

male, female, father, mother, too, hard worker, third world, crazy, insane, retarded, gay, tyranny, gypped, illegal alien, fag, ghetto, raghead

… and slang phrases such as “I want to die” and “that test raped me”.

Donald Trump recently got heckled for using the term “anchor baby” by a PC journalist, who wanted him to say “the American born child of an undocumented immigrant”. What a mouthful. Funnily, enough that journalist was breaking his own PC rules, since now we’re been told that “American” is disallowed. Remember the “ban bossy” campaign? Grown adults indulging in utter stupidity. More political correctness and language control. How can you ban a word anyway? Who even has that right?

It’s not just specific words or phrases that the PC crowd want to obliterate. At some universities, they are banning entire ways of behaving. Check out these ridiculous university rules, taken from the book Choosing the Right College 2012-2013, which have moved beyond speech control into total behavior control:

  • Brown University: banned any speech “making people feel angry, impotent and disenfranchised”
  • Colby College: banned any speech “leading to loss of self esteem”
  • Bryn Mawr College: banned “suggestive looks”
  • Haverford College: banned “unwelcome flirtation”
  • University of Connecticut: banned “inappropriate laughter”
  • West Virginia University: banned the use of words “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” but instead told students they have to use the words “lover” or “partner”.

Look what the Grand Valley State University recommends we do to allegedly remove “bias” from our language:

Avoiding Racism and Ageism

Mention a person’s race or age only if it is relevant to the story.
Biased: A strange old man spoke to me at the grocery store.
Better: A strange man spoke to me at the grocery store.

Disability and Disease

Focus on people rather than conditions.
Biased: I met an epileptic on the bus today.
Better: I met a person with epilepsy on the bus today.

Since when is being descriptive (“old” or “epileptic”) equivalent to discriminatory? Since when is becoming less descriptive equivalent to less discriminatory? Talk about a perversion of straight and ordinary speech! Political correctness is standing reality on its head.

To this end, here is a chilling quote from 1984:

“‘You haven’t a real appreciation of Newspeak, Winston,’ he said almost sadly … ‘In your heart you’d prefer to stick to Oldspeak, with all its vagueness and its useless shades of meaning. You don’t grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year?’

‘Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it …’”

 

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Anything and Everything is Potentially Offensive

All words are potentially offensive. Every word could potentially be associated with something “bad”, so every word could come under the scrutiny of the PC police. Slurs, insults and derogatory language have always existed ever since humans could speak. You can’t just annihilate them. Even the concepts of “microaggression” and “hate speech” are failed notions, trying to make “having your feelings hurt” or “getting offended” morally or legally equivalent to harassment. There is no equivalence! Stick and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me…

I encourage anyone who has even a mild interest in a free humanity with complete freedom of speech, and total freedom of thought, to resist political correctness with every fiber of your being. If you are concerned about hurting people’s feelings unnecessarily, you can always find ways to express something in the right way. In those kind of situations, what really matters is the way you say words, not what you say.

We don’t need speech police to tell us what we can and can’t say – or can and can’t think. We don’t need to go through convoluted verbal gymnastics and masturbation just to say what we think or express ourselves.

It’s time for those hiding behind “feeling offended” to grow up. Stop demanding those around you change because of your lack of maturity. Stop trying to hijack everyone’s else freedom because of your timidity. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, offense is in the mind, attitude and reaction of the beholder.

It’s time to call a spade a spade. We need the spirit of straight talking. We need the courage to speak truth to power, not to go in the opposite direction and become afraid of saying anything. The real agenda of political correctness is to stifle objective investigation and free speech. Ultimately, it is to eliminate criticism of the NWO manipulators under the guise of stopping “hate speech” and making everything fair and equal.

By Makia Freeman

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Loneliness…


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Loneliness is an interesting feeling.  Longing desperately for someone or something to connect with is one of the most yearning feelings a human will ever experience.  Maybe you’ve yet to experience utter loneliness, maybe you’re an expert at being by yourself, either way, the truth is that all of us will, at some point, find ourselves with only our own company for some amount of time; and that is okay.

The next time you sense that loneliness is starting to creep up on you, try to remember this advice, so that it might help you sort through tough emotions:

Feeling lonely reflects your relationship with yourself – Learning to enjoy your own company is one of the best skills that a person can develop.  The lonely parts of life will come and go at different times for everyone.  To make sure you are ready for when your time comes, be sure to build that relationship with yourself.  Spend that time nourishing and fortifying that connection with the inner you.  Distractions like alcohol, food, or shopping can get in the way, focus on improving your connection with yourself and the world around you.

There are always people out there with common interests – I wish I had realized this much sooner, but there are indeed a multitude of different people out in the world, and some of them share the exact same interests as you.  Connecting with these like-minded people is one of the quickest ways to rid yourself of feeling lonely.  What are you into? Running? Cooking? Video games? Never be afraid of putting yourself out there or having to subject yourself to new experiences.

Learn to ebb and flow with life – Life is the wildest roller coaster ride you will ever find yourself on; an endless cycle of ups, downs, twists, turns, and moments that make you want to scream.  Trying to successfully navigate this landscape can be difficult, so instead of focusing so much on preventing things from happening to you, let the universe carry you where it will.  Allow your actions to proceed your thoughts.  The best things happen to us when we’re just living, not analyzing our every next step.

Loneliness is an opportunity for change – When we find ourselves stuck in these ruts and feel like we can’t get out, an opportunity for change presents itself.  The fact is, you’re entirely free to do whatever you would like with your life; if something sucks, then you have the power to change it.  If human interaction is something you’re craving, make a small effort to work on this.  Put yourself in situations that will provide you with the chance to make connections.

Everything is always okay – I know that when the voice in your head says something it can mean a lot less when compared to when someone else says it, but reassuring yourself on bad days is fine.  Feeling emotions should never be cause for anger or embarrassment; embracing your emotions and allowing yourself to feel is good for the mind and body.  Cry if you need to, shout if you need to, but know that you will always be there for you.  Love yourself, and be able to console yourself on bad days, you’re only human.

 

By Seth M on February 4, 2016