All Around My Hat

 

The Coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by WHO. It’s everywhere.

It’s All About You.

 

 

And the Numbers Game.

 

 

From Lucy :

‘One plus one equals two. That’s all we’ve learned, but one plus one has never equaled two. There are, in fact, no numbers and no letters.’

 

You Are Everything and Everything Is You.

 

 

One of Us.

 

132 thoughts on “All Around My Hat”

    1. It’s a SUITcase full of fung gal inflection (sic) and green for enjoying this dancity (sic). Fuck the popo. Do the hanky pan key.

      Eye talian

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  1. Isn’t it interesting that no one talks much about the symptoms of the cold play? What it really is and how to heal from it? Just all about finances, business, kits, testing and quarantines.

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    1. “ Prior to the coronavirus it was just all go, the numbers were fantastic,’ Trump told bank executives. ‘We don’t even know what the numbers are now, we’ll have to see. The numbers from a week ago were great, from two days ago were great.” -DJT

      Trump promises multiple points of banishment.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/white-house-considers-moving-all-of-europe-to-level-3-travel-advisory/2020/03/11/844090d0-63bc-11ea-b3fc-7841686c5c57_story.html%3foutputType=amp

      What a drawing!

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  2. Baby Buddha
    Siddartha

    “The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (what was searched for), which together means “he who has found meaning (of existence)” or “he who has attained his goals”.[2] In fact, the Buddha’s own name, before his renunciation, was Siddhartha Gautama, Prince of Kapilavastu.”

    The Year of the ARTha
    See king seeking
    Pro found

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddhartha_(novel)

    Oh man, alongside the Autobiography of Malcolm X, Darkness at Noon, the Painted Bird, A Grain of Wheat, the Mayor of Casterbridge and Cry the Beloved Country, this book changed my life.

    Don’t mind me. I’m reminissing.

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    1. Demonetization
      Demon net at zion

      They are banning “social engagement”.
      Good thing parents have let their children be raised by gadgets and stay out of nature.
      Perfect little army.

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    1. Elena, before coming back here I literally just posted a bene-diction to Frank consisting of a Lotus flower blooming (Lot us not look back) and a slo mo video with the song of The Shins called “New Slang” (new diction).
      Wow.
      Live laugh and prosper!

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        1. Yes!
          This year its not who will become the next POTUS of the united states of us, it’s who will become the next LOTUS. There are bazillions. Bazillion lotuses don’t work in the schemes of literalists.

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      1. Frank

        I was going to add to my original comment, that Spock was the green blooded alien.
        And to Jen’s comment, “going green”. Green age. 🙂

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        1. Elena

          Up to last week I’ve been having intermittent problem with Wi Fi since Christmas. When its working it shows green lights and when it drops one of the lights turns red. At the moment it’s all green.

          And in a few countries traffic lights are called robots.

          Not sure what any of that has to do with anything !

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  3. Trump calls it a “foreign virus” in his State of the Union address and reigns in travel to US from Europe. I guess if UK is no longer a part of Europe, you’ll still able to fly to Texas, Frank. And maybe you’ll be the only one in the air again if and when 911 2.0 occurs.

    An X-spurt on TV has confirmed that the United Kingdom will be X-empt from the travel ban and literally just said it’s now time for Trump to “steel the country.” You get it? That’s code for “steal” and “steel” the heavy metal.

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    1. Anon

      It’s got a WW2 feel about it with US and UK joining against Europe. And the Germ ans.

      But for me again it speaks of the subconscious and Self loathing.

      Trump is saying ‘I Hate EU’.

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          1. Anti Matter and fear of Death. Or maybe fire of Daath.

            I am Daat I am.

            https://gnosticteachings.org/courses/daath-the-tree-of-knowledge/695-daath-the-doorway-to-knowledge-1.html

            ‘In Hebrew, the word for knowledge, or gnosis, is daath [דעת]. It is usually spelled in English as daat, da’ath, or daath. This is a kind of special knowledge that is unique to the consciousness. It is not related to the intellect. It is not related to belief. It is not in the form of thoughts, words, ideas, concepts, theories, dogmas, books, etc. Rather, it is a kind of conscious knowledge related to the soul, that has to be put into practice so that this special, internal knowledge can grow and build upon itself, and elaborate the creation of the soul.’

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            1. Ma’at gave her a shove and she blamed it on the Shu. She said “balance doesn’t mean all things are equal all of the time” and she fell to the ma’at. A learning lesson.

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              1. Anon

                My opinion is that we fear both. Death because it is the death of body and we identify our body as the self which is not a pleasant thought and sets up the angry cruel God who created us to torment us during our lives and then at the end kill us.

                And fear of Life because again it is the Fear of God as God is Life. And then the death wish because we fear God/Life. All very schizophrenic.

                Can’t win ! God gets a bad press.

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                1. I think much of the self hatred and self loathing has been directed toward the body and cult-ture has taken measures toward it that are punitive. When the anecdote to corona is said to be an anti-body, they ain’t kidding. I think the body is essential to the whole and that it is in the soul, not the other way around.

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                  1. Anon

                    IMO

                    I think the body is hated as well. It is a form of self loathing as the body is identified as I. In itself it is neutral and only takes orders.

                    But everything in this reality seems to be a mirror of the real thing. I’m interested to see what the real body is. Christianity talks about the body of Christ which implies there is a form of body.

                    Hoping to find out. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

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                1. Lol. My jaw dropped when that tv pun dit said Trump is “the nation’s shoulder.” Who speaks like that? He is supposed to be “anti-Trump” so it was even weirder. Granted he was criticizing the way Trump addressed the nation but still.

                  Incidentally in cROSS, “dit” at the end of a word means “big” and “great” and “pandie” means “my home“ and “panda” means “our home”. People think pan comes from Latin but the mystery is greater than that. I was stayed in a slomotel in cROSS named panda and took my uncles to a hospital the people called panakim just because the first hospital they experienced was run by a man named hakim so the buildings became “the home of Hakim”.

                  I’m picking up Pan Dora and Pan Doria. MM’s mother is Doria Ragland and she was probably the only one invited to the Abbey for many reasons known and unknown.

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  4. Governor of New York is calling for the erection of makeshift hospitals and “short and long term major shifts in society” and a major mobilization of government.

    Govern ment of course are those who control the dome (of the mind).

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    1. SoU : Trump says he is “martialing (sic) the full power of the federal government.” This is where we’re divided into districts after the well Fed collapses and Hanky and crew can watch us from OZ ala the Hunger Games. Also where those Amazon vans start crawling through the neighbors to EUthanize seniors, the poor and the otherwise divergent.

      Amazon van-is hints. Gotta keep the drawing vanishing to a single point.

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    2. Anon,

      I’ve in the last few YEARS (lol! the “Neverending Story”!) of this DRAMA come to the DECISION (I guess it’s not my fault or “theirs” they pretend not to know or don’t believe it) THAT ….

      I am NOT getting “married” ever again! To ANYONE!

      I’m sorry if that Thriller video suggested that that’s what I really want: The Ring. I posted Thriller about the Full Moon turning people into crazy werewolves because they are unknowingly infected with parasites…. but of course Satan is HERE and ready to twist even my BEST intentions to get me, um yeah, KILLED.

      I don’t want the diamond ring.

      And it’s not because I’m afraid of getting thrown into the ICU! It’s out of my FINALLY mature FAITH in God, after 20 YEARS of this drama. I bought this house over Christmas in 1999.

      Great Christmas present I got from Santa, don’t you think?

      Well I don’t “celebrate” Christmas anymore and I don’t worship the dead pine tree adorned with tinsel and trinkets because it is secretly (Satan hiding in plain sight!) in celebration of Baal (Satan as the Bull, i.e. Moloch) and his enslaved parents’ offering of their own children into his fiery lap. The Road to their Perdition.

      Now instead of “Christmas” I choose to celebrate to Second Coming of Christ every day, by a newfound and now fully informed Re-Commitment to Our Father. Thanked and Praised Be the Most High God, our loving CREATOR, for sending us His only Son to lead us lost sheep back onto the Way home!

      Back when I did entertain the notion of “marrying again” when this drama started, I went to Mass in town to be a “good girl” ….

      and the Gospel reading by the Roman Catholic priest that day blew me out of the water:

      Luke 16:18
      18 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

      I was kinda shocked because I never went to Mass anymore until that day and had exclaimed to myself that Jesus would never say THAT!…
      I even checked to see if “they” read that Gospel especially for me, but nope, it was in the Holy Roman Catholic Liturgy for that very Sunday I showed up at Mass.

      And now? A couple DECADES later?

      I actually now believe that Jesus DID indeed say that, and it’s BEEN a hard lesson and a LONG ROAD for a young, single-mom divorcee like me to accept, and Holy Spirit has put me through the FIRE to get me to make a turnaround and FULLY accept Jesus Christ’s Gospel: ALL OF IT. And to accept it even now, now that my son is grown and “out of the house” and “on his own.” Now I realize I could never MARRY another man because it would be like abandoning my son.

      Anyways, I’m the Bride of Christ now, didn’t you know?

      Ha, no I’m NOT that either…..

      “He” did let me know tho, why “13” is so meaningful to me, you know, the 1 UNITED with the 3.

      It’s because maybe I am “Mary Magdalen” somehow “born again” to finish her work? To make known “HER STORY”?

      You know, The Truth?

      Because Peter jealously disregarded her (SHE was the one the Risen Christ revealed himself to first and told to tell “their brethren”) and then Peter rejected her as the Rock of the Roman Catholic Church, and thereafter she was falsely referred to as JUST a “prostitute” that Jesus saved, and thus she has been SLANDERED from the BEGINNING of the so-called “Church of Christ”!

      Jesus has let me know through a Sacred “Synch” only for me and me alone that Mary Magdalen was ….

      The Thirteenth Apostle.

      Number 13

      The “disciple He loved.”

      And no, they weren’t “married,” or even “in love.”

      I believe it was the Great Love between Our Master (read: Our Teacher) and his Extra-Ordinary Disciple:

      A woman!

      An “untouchable.”

      An un-speakable-to piece of property of men.

      Jesus’ teaching and LOVE for Mary Magdalen was the reflection of His Father’s deep love and regard for ALL women.

      Women need to learn from Jesus, Our Teacher, a NEW mantra:

      “I am a Princess!
      Not because I have a Prince,
      but because my father . . .
      is the King!”

      I came on here this morning to post this vid and somehow got sidetracked by Kelly Clarkson popping up at Wayfair.com! "You got this!"

      The morning after the Serpent Full Moon I woke up to a rosy pink sunrise and whenever I see a pink sunrise or sunset, I remember the little ditty I learned from my Mom:

      "Pink sky at night, sailor's delight!
      Pink sky in the morning, sailor's warning….."

      I never knew this was from Jesus! About how we all know how to read the "signs" for the coming weather, but we don't seem to know how to read the signs of the coming "times"!

      "It does look like rain." (300)

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      1. So I have a “confession” to make, if I am to be true to the holy “spirit” of Saint Mary Magdalen, and a true Disciple of my Lord and Savior….

        And it’s NOT what “they” think it is, although it WAS a “mortal sin” on my soul.

        First however,

        Who was “Mary Magdalen,” if not really a “prostitute,” before Jesus saved her?

        Luke 8:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
        8 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,

        2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils. . . .

        So MM was, before she found the Messiah, POSSESSED by seven “demons.”

        But what are “demons,” really? Aren’t they the secret and unconfessed “sins” by which Satan torments the “sinner”?

        And Mary Magdalen had seven!

        So this morning I pondered my past, before I found Christ, and my mortal sin was having an abortion in New York City when I was quite young. It was after a brief affair that I fell into after an extremely hurtful breakup with, yes, as my script would have it, my mob but beautiful but unable to “love” a woman with trust, boyfriend from my hometown of Boston.

        OK, so after THAT, such an extremely traumatic experience, I went to confession at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, received my Penance assignment from the old, crotchety priest (What the hell did you do that for?) but looking back I smile in that he absolved me of my mortal sin in JESUS’ Name.

        OK, so! I’m thinking, I DID “repent,” everybody! Back off!!!

        And then I realized I had ANOTHER “mortal sin” to confess that I THOUGHT I had….

        YEESSSSSSSS. . . . .

        The outside-of-marriage fling (honestly I don’t know what I was thinking or “doing,” I pondered after, because I HAD found JESUS by then….) I had shortly after moving into this definitely “haunted” house (I discovered a double “X” in the rafters just the other day in my “work” of cleansing it and “transforming” it and RESTORING it, and I had already “covered” the “X” on the front door with the color of the precious “blood” of Jesus, you know, Very Berry pink.

        After THAT debacle, I had a”breakdown” of sorts, but looking back it was to STOP me from finishing (because I was VERY close) my parasite cleanse of the monster that has been lurking in my gut since I DON”T KNOW WHEN and had I realized branched out like a snakelike vine throughout my body (my Tree of Life) threatening to kill it (i.e. ME) when I woke up to its presence.

        And I went to the local parish here in the Town and confessed the sexual transgression to the Nigerian priest who was visiting here…..luckily a “stranger” I could expect “complete confidence” in to telling my “secret.”

        Later I went home and bought him an “I Love New York” type of book about our state as a thank you and a memento for his help to me on his visit to our country. But when I got back to town, I heard that he had been killed in a car accident during a brief return to his homeland.

        Any-WHO….!!!

        😦

        (I AM WHO AM)….

        ❤ …..

        I realize now that I had not confessed to the priest the darkest part of that "fling" because I didn't CONSCIOUSLY realize how mortal a sin it is, and now, after DECADES of Satan tormenting me, a "lady," with it, I feel I need to confess it now to this Priest below, Fr. Goring, who seems to be the Last Holy Man Standing in the Roman Catholic CHURCH.

        Sodomy

        "O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen."

        I just yesterday, working in my yard, clearing the monstrous bamboo "invasive weed" that has been encroaching on it and surrounding my property for years, freed the buried, hidden but still alive fruit trees on its far edge from the snakelike overgrowth of vines that I found strangling them.

        And I pray my own personal "Garden of Eden" Be Restored to its Original SPLENDOR, in Jesus' name.

        Amen

        He reads from John, Chapter 20:

        John 20 King James Version (KJV)
        20 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

        2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

        3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

        4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

        5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

        6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

        7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

        8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

        9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

        10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

        11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

        12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

        13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

        14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

        15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

        16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

        17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

        18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

        19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

        20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

        21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

        22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

        23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

        24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

        25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

        26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

        27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

        28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

        29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

        30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

        31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

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                    1. Roob

                      Thank you. Brings back great memories of an Easter football tour to Amsterdam. Basically a four day massive piss up.

                      We went on a tour of the Heineken factory. There were about thirty drunken 20 – 30 year old men getting pissed and at some point we started singing This Charming Man. But in hindsight was connected with Room 101.Tentacles or something through time and space.

                      And how songs and smells and things trigger memory.

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                    2. Roob

                      Which leads onto Karl Pilkington. I remember a Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington show where Karl Pilkington asked why for example if we leave the house and forget our mobile phone, our mind may remind us and say ‘You’ve forgotten your mobile phone’.

                      He was interested in the process but got shouted down for being stupid. It implies an Observer process which knows you’ve forgotten your phone. Which makes sense but why doesn’t it always tell you that you’ve forgotten something? The dog that didn’t bark in the night.

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          1. Frank,

            Yes, I agree. I also believe the future BELONGS to those who believe in the beauty of their Dreams = Dramas, for ….

            Jesus, Ever the Obedient Son, on a Mission from the Father to save US (His Bounty!), taught us as well: “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”

            And thanks, Ken Doll!
            I think Mine is better!

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            1. Wasn’t suggesting one was better than the other except in presenting the message of the song with two females who survived the most severe tests to their lives.

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        1. Hi Trinity,

          Here is another version with Kechi and another girl who nearly died aged 4 years and only survived due to a kidney transplant from her Filipina mother –

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    1. Monastery
      Monetary

      I just had a row with a sibling who thinks I’m a bum because I’m in the 99% while she’s in the 1%. Imo the latter has been caccooned. They too will be tested.

      I fail my tests a lot but there is hope for all.

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    2. In the video: “the nanobots eat the ink”
      Did you see Trump’s hot mic capture above where he complains that he got an ink blot on him and needs “white stuff” to get it out? This was hardly accidentally leaked. His words are laid over an image of his seal. It’s a contemporary kind of king’s sealing wax.

      Erase is e-race. A new digitized race with currency from the crypt (crypto-currency). A death based chi.

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            1. Frank,

              Cup Final August 1st then!

              I read somewhere that when the global population has been reduced to a manageable level of 500 million as per the Georgia Guidestones sports teams will have reassigned numbers such as –
              Soccer (Football) – 5 players per team and 1 reserve.
              The number of teams in the Premier League will be reduced to only 7 teams and likewise for the other Division. ie only 2 Divisions.
              Rugby – 7 players per team and 1 reserve
              Hockey – 5 players per team and 1 reserve
              Cricket – 5 players per team and no reserve
              Australian Rules Football 7 players per team and 1 reserve
              The Summer Olympic Games will take place once every 10 years.
              The Winter Olympic Games will not be held at all because of the danger of contracting anything with a flu-like symptom..

              We all need to prepare for such drastic changes coming in the not so distant future.

              Before all these changes take place though we can all get used to 24/7 coverage of the flu and the dangers it brings with it as there will be no sport being played or reported on for several weeks. By then we will all have a deep understanding of the threat we all face from the flu. We will all know what we must do to bring about a completely unified stand to defeat this dangerous flu! We must all stand up and act as one with our magnificent governments so that we can stand victorious!
              Are we all agreed? Good! Take this injection which makes you as one with your global leader. It will allow you to continue to buy and sell as per normal. Isn’t that nice!

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              1. Ken

                A 1st August cup final would be fun !

                I’m just going on reports from my local hospital. I know a few people who work there and they are not seeing it.

                FWIW this is my reading of it. Everything is happening at warp speed at the moment. We’ll be through this very quickly.

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  5. Dow Jones down 9.99%!!!
    Down -2,352.60 points on 12/3/2020.
    That is a cumulative drop of 26.8% since Feb 21st!
    Hold onto your hats!

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  6. Hold onto your ma’ats!
    Pan Dora’s vox is open.
    Avoid hysteria.

    “Gilead or Gilad (/ˈɡɪliəd/;[1] Hebrew: גִּלְעָד‎, Arabic: جلعاد‎ – Ǧalʻād, Jalaad) is the name of three people and two geographic places in the Bible. Gilead may mean ‘hill of testimony’. If this is the case, it is likely derived from גלעד gal‛êd, which in turn comes from gal (‘heap, mound, hill’) and ‛êd (‘witness, testimony’).[2] There also exists an alternative theory that it means ‘rocky region’.[3] It is now within the Kingdom of Jordan.“

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilead

    “Some Biblical scholars think the word “Gilead” means “hill of testimony.” So it may not be all that surprising that the concept of testimony — of crying out, of speaking up, of not being silent — is what links all three of these invocations of Gilead. Old American attitudes about who belongs in our cities and towns and who does not also thrum beneath these stories.

    Even more fundamentally, the reasons those attitudes remain are there, too: the shame and fear that govern systems that push people away from one another in both free lands and fascist ones. Not everyone has always gotten to speak in their own voice.

    Gilead, explained

    Gilead, an area east of the Jordan River, shows up a few times in the Bible. Most significantly, it’s the place in the book of Genesis to which the patriarch Jacob flees from his father-in-law Laban with his two wives, their two handmaids, and his brood of children, including the 12 sons whose descendants would become the tribes of Israel. The hymn’s lyrics, though, are a quotation from another part of the Bible. The song is old, its precise origins hard to trace, but it refers to Jeremiah 8:22, in which the prophet is delivering a message from God mourning the hard-heartedness of the people and weeping for their exile from their homes. At the end of the chapter, Jeremiah’s message from God says, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery for the health of the daughter of my people?”

    https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/7/12/17555996/handmaids-tale-gilead-marilynne-robinson-margaret-atwood

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    1. Weird that the government are limiting social gatherings to under 100 and class meetings to under 50. As if those arbitrary numbers will limit the spread of a biohazard. More likesly it’ll limit people’s ability to talk with each other and update each other about activities beyond The Reservation. Crowd control. Welcome to Gilead.

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  7. 🙏🏿 Namastay, Ireland? Namago?

    Life on the Res.

    “ In India, the worst of history may be repeating itself. The first time was the 1947 partition – the largest mass migration in history. India and Pakistan were delivered by cesarean at the hands of the British, and the incision left 20 million displaced and over 1 million lives lost. This wound remains raw in the institutional memories of our families.

    Recent events in India have led to tensions perhaps equally seething.

    In August, Prime Minister Modi revoked articles in India’s constitution that had provided autonomous status to the Muslim majority region of Jammu and Kashmir and that had given Kashmiris the right to legal self-determination and permanent residency. Done under the veil of economic development, this revocation was accompanied by well-documented internet and telecommunication blackouts, mass detentions and widespread beatings and extrajudicial killings, as well as the addition of nearly 40,000 Indian troops in what was already the world’s most militarized zone. …

    in the months following India’s effective annexation of Kashmir, Modi has continued to be received with international fanfare. In September, he joined Trump at a massive rally in Houston, Texas. The same week, Modi received a prestigious award from Bill Gates on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly and announced joint initiatives in financial services at the Bloomberg Business Forum.“

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/opinion/international/485763-the-disquieting-truth-of-trumps-visit-to-india%3famp

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ndtv.com/world-news/donald-trump-does-a-namaste-amid-coronavirus-scare-india-ahead-of-the-curve-2194075%3famp=1&akamai-rum=off

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