“this has transcended politics; this is living history, and it’s an amazing time to be alive”

Before we moved last September, I promised my wife that after the election I would be done with politics and commenting on political websites. She was very happy; she hated the politics talk and all the nonsense that went with it.

For the past week, she’s been asking me a lot of questions about the Trump-Biden issue and what is going on. I’ve given her some information based on what I’ve learned here and on a couple of other sites, but I also told her to be patient and wait it out; there is nothing more that we, as individuals, can do about it now. It’s in God’s hands, so prayer is the best option.

This morning, she just called me asking if it was all going down now. Even now, people are waking up to just how utterly corrupt the system is. And we aren’t in the U.S.; we live in Prince Edward Island. But she is glued to this right now, and she still insists that she hates politics.

I told her that this has transcended politics; this is living history, and it’s an amazing time to be alive.

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Spicy speculation about the 25,000 troops in DC and why many are terrified of them

I am just going to provide the intro and not attempt to summarize this very enjoyable piece. ABN

I understand it is tiresome to hear me repeatedly tell people to shut up and stop trying to think because their arguments are too stupid and ignorant for me to entertain. Imagine how much more tiresome it is for me to listen to the retarded moanings that they actually think pass for substantive arguments. But, in the interest of education, why don’t we refresh everyone’s memory concerning the National Guards.

The National Defense Act of 1916 made significant changes to National Guard readiness, structure, and mobilization.

The law increased and standardized training and personal standards.  Congress required Guardsmen to fulfill 48 days of drill and 15 days of annual training at federal expense; this doubled the number of drill days and tripled the annual training requirement.  In addition, the Department of War now administered annual inspections, and the Army required Guardsmen to meet uniform physical fitness and eligibility tests.

As a federal reserve military force, Congress increased funding for personnel and equipment.  Plans increased National Guard end strength to 425,000 Soldiers over a five-year period and provided missing equipment to units.

Standardization of the National Guard brought visible changes.  All state militias were renamed as National Guards, and Guardsmen would wear the U.S. Army uniform.  This visual identity proved important by demonstrating the unity of active-duty and reserve forces and signifying Guardsmen as military professionals.

continue reading… For the retards

Clear explanation of the war China is waging against the world

…The turn of the millennium was the right time to introduce many concepts in a more aggressive manner. One of them was to modify the thought process of the world, in China’s favor. The deception was the key ingredient of this concoction. Major western think-tanks, policymakers, and columnists were either hired for the purpose or misled into believing the deceptive information. The western media was flooded with advertisements depicting China, as a very powerful, very advanced but still very humble, and just country. Over 500 Confucius Institutes, on the campuses of foreign universities, were effectively used to further the spread of the Chinese way of thinking.  University campuses were the right place to start the spread of Chinese psychological tool, ‘Alienation’. It aimed at generating dissension and discord in the intra-governments, military-civil, and intra-military groups of the rival countries. The purpose was simple, demoralize the key elements of the opposing forces at any cost. This task was further supported by a team of over 2 million hackers and deep-fakers. They bombard rival countries with disinformation and fake videos. The quality of these fakes is extremely good and has been successful in altering the opinion of the populace in many countries. Nepal is one such example. Chinese firmly believe in the phrase, “castles are inevitably easier to attack from within”.

WORLD WAR III HAS BEGUN AND WE ARE UNAWARE

China, the ‘Victor Power,’ Is Both Arrogant and Insecure | Opinion

GORDON G. CHANG

The most dangerous thing in the world today is Chinese arrogance. The second most dangerous is Chinese insecurity.

China’s arrogant and insecure leader is now going on a nationalist bender. Members of the country’s elite take their cue from Xi Jinping and believe that they, the inheritors of “more than 5,000 years of history,” are destined to rule the world.

The entire world? Xi, using the language of two millennia of emperors, suggests he has the Mandate of Heaven to rule tianxia, meaning “All Under Heaven.” When speaking of “a community of shared future for mankind,” as he often does, he is surely thinking that everyone else has the common obligation to submit to him…

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Two first-rate essays from The Conservative Treehouse

If you want to understand the deep reasons Donald Trump is so popular and why he is not like any other politician out there today, the best place to go is The Conservative Treehouse (CTH).

Recently, CTH was kicked off its platform of many years due to its consistent non-mainstream wrong-think and for being far too popular for Big Tech to allow it to continue unmolested. Something similar happened to the The Unz Review • An Alternative Media Selection, about six months ago.

CTH and UR are very different sites and should not be confused with each other, though both are good compliments to each other if you want information that is being deliberately kept off mainstream media.

After being deplatformed last month, CTH has made a new home free from Big Tech oversight. Two essays appearing yesterday are well-worth reading.

The first, Jumping Ju Ju Bones, Congress Agrees to 2.3 TRILLION Spending Package, 900 BILLION COVID Bailout Plus 1.4 Trillion Omnibus Spending, provides deep insight into the so-called “COVID Bailout,” AKA yet another “Blue States bailout.”

CTH knew Pelosi and UniParty leadership were going to use the 2008/2009 TARP approach to construct the scale of their COVID bail-out package, but we had no idea they were going to use the EXACT SAME amount…  The UniParty is flying high tonight.

According to recent reports (which seem accurate) congress has just agreed to the largest bailout and budget combined spending bill in history.  The seriously sketchy COVID “relief” (insert term “bailout”) package is $900 billion, and they are throwing in a $1.4 Trillion omnibus spending bill… This is literally identical to what Pelosi and crew did when Obama was coming into office in 2007.

The second essay, COVID-19 Study of Almost Ten Million Finds No Evidence of Asymptomatic Spread, Media Quiet, discusses the lack of evidence for asymptomatic spread of covid19. This lack of evidence is obviously very significant since lockdowns and universal masking are based on the notion that the virus is spread by people with no symptoms.

An interesting article from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) is gaining increased attention as questions about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19, the baseline for all COVID mitigation, is being reconciled with the latest tracing data.

In essence, the larger question being asked is: can people without coronavirus symptoms spread the COVID-19 virus?  This question is at the heart of all current COVID mitigation efforts.  If there is no asymptomatic spread then what is all of this mask wearing nonsense and shut-down mandates all about?

I highly recommend visiting CTH regularly. It brings a very well-argued American conservative perspective to current events; a perspective almost never encountered in mainstream news, which frankly has become almost nothing but shallow globalist propaganda.

The Diamond Sutra section 6: The Rarity of True Belief

Section Six of the Diamond Sutra has been added. A link to the sutra can be found at the top of this page.

This section starts with Subhuti’s direct question: “World-honored One, can sentient beings, upon hearing these words, really be expected to believe them?”

In his answer, the Buddha emphasizes morality and goodness: “Even after I have been gone for five hundred years there will still be people who are moral and who cultivate goodness.”

Morality or “goodness” (without modern semiotic baggage) is the foundation of the “three trainings” which are essential to attaining enlightenment. The three trainings are morality, meditation, and wisdom.

Morality is the foundation because only when we are behaving morally and have a clear conscience can we meditate properly. Meditation can also be understood as concentration or mindfulness. An impure or immoral mind is confused and distracted by lies and harmful behaviors. The Buddha emphasizes this point when he says just below the line quoted above that “…if someone has so much as a single pure moment of belief concerning this teaching… they will be intimately known and seen by the Tathagata.”

Buddhist teachings often stress the importance of “belief,” “faith,” or simply having “confidence” in the Dharma. Belief alone or blind faith is not what is called for. But having enough belief or faith in the teachings to pursue them and continue learning from them is.

If you enroll in a school to learn some skill, it is important to believe that the school will teach you that skill and it is important to have faith in your teachers and confidence in the course material. It is also very helpful if you really want to learn that skill. It is in this sense, that “belief” and “faith” are stressed. In different times and places, this sort of faith or confidence will manifest in different ways. In some cultures, a scientific “coolness” will seem right. In others, reverence and warm acceptance will seem better.

“…if someone has so much as a single pure moment of belief concerning this teaching… they will be intimately known and seen by the Tathagata.”

To be “intimately known and seen by the Tathagata” is to awaken the Buddha mind in yourself, to sense your Buddha nature.

The Buddha then says: “And what is the reason that these sentient beings will attain so much infinite goodness? These sentient beings will not return to the laksana of self, the laksana of human beings, the laksana of sentient beings, the laksana of souls, the laksana of laws, or the laksana of non-laws.”

Laksana means “mental dharma” or “mental thing.” It is often translated as mark or characteristic. Readers of this site might appreciate that laksana are quite similar to semiotics. Semiotics are communicative signs that operate in the mind both internally (when alone) and externally (when communicating with others). If we do good deeds while dwelling on the semiotics of our selves, our actions are less pure than if we have no semiotics that reify the inauthentic “self.”

In section three of the Diamond Sutra, the Buddha said: “Subhuti, if a bodhisattva has laksana of self, laksana of human beings, laksana of sentient beings, or laksana of a soul, then he is not a bodhisattva.”

In this section, the Buddha says that the goodness attained by “a single pure moment of belief” will keep a sentient being “from returning to the laksana of self…” The purity and clarity of insight will be great enough to turn the sentient being away from confused and false semiotics toward enlightened Buddhahood.

The Buddha adds “laksana of laws, or the laksana of non-laws” to his statements on laksana. In this case, “laws” means the Buddha’s basic teachings on the five skandhas, the eighteen realms, the twelve nidanas, and so forth. “Non-laws” mean his teachings on emptiness.

To be clear as a bell, the Buddha repeats his point saying that a Bodhisattva “…must not cling to laws or non-laws, and this is why I have often said to you monks that even my teachings should be understood to be like a raft; if even the Dharma must be let go of, then how much more must everything else be let go of?”

We can see that the Buddha is not asking for belief alone or blind faith, but rather clear comprehension that the enlightened mind cannot be found among laksana/semiotics. At the same time, he also recognizes that laksana/semiotics are necessary at many stages of our development. This is what the raft metaphor means—you use a raft to cross a river, then you leave the raft and keep going. Similarly, you use laksana/semiotics/ideas/concepts/beliefs/confidence to get you further along and then you leave these “mental things” once they have served their purpose.

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first posted NOVEMBER 22, 2014

mandarin (n.)

1580s, “Chinese official,” via Portuguese mandarim or older Dutch mandorijn from Malay (Austronesian) mantri, from Hindi mantri “councilor, minister of state,” from Sanskrit mantri, nominative of mantrin- “adviser,” from mantra “counsel,” from PIE root *men- (1) “to think.” Form influenced in Portuguese by mandar “to command, order.”

Used generically for the several grades of Chinese officials; the Chinese equivalent is kwan “public servant.” Sense of “chief dialect of Chinese” (spoken by officials and educated people and generally in the northern, central, and western provinces and Manchuria) is from c. 1600. Transferred sense of “important person” attested by 1907. The type of small, deep-colored orange so called from 1771, from resemblance of its color to that of robes worn by mandarins. (link)

Did USA hide Osama bin Laden in Iran? And then set him up for a trophy kill in Pakistan?

Here are two videos claiming that after 9/11 the USA paid Iran to conceal bin Laden’s presence in Iran: If true, this is explosive. And then arranged for Iran to transport bin Laden to Pakistan where he was killed by Seal Team 6; except he wasn’t killed, a body-double had been substituted.

Here is more detailed information on this story from last night: BREAKING: WHISTLEBLOWER’S EVIDENCE GOES PUBLIC, DEEP STATE SCRAMBLING IN DAMAGE CONTROL MODE.

And here is more information from October 2018: U.S. Hid Osama bin Laden in Iran for Decade After 9/11; Bush & Obama White Houses Worked Saudi & Iranian Deal to Safeguard Terror Leader.

Anna Khait’s Twitter page has yet more information.

Use Bayesian probability reasoning to assess this information. Were the 9/11 wars furthered by the US pretending not to know bin Laden’s whereabouts? Was Seal Team 6 murdered because they discovered the man they had killed was not bin Laden? Since these and other questions are extremely serious and since evidence thus far is telling, this story deserves our continuing attention.

If true, this is explosive

I have only watched a few videos on this subject and will link two of them below. If the claims are true and the evidence checks, this is the most explosive news story in many decades. ABN

Whistleblower Drops HARD Evidence, Biden, Obama, Hillary EXECUTED Seal Team 6, Audio Proof

Interview with Allen Harrow Parrot: the real reason Gen Flynn opposed the Iran deal