Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Happy Armistice Day!

Look for exciting things to happen November 11th, the anniversary of the end of World War One. I invite anyone passing through to check out my Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution series to get background on Trump's meeting with Putin tomorrow. Also, a quick skim of War is a Racket by Smedley Butler will remind everyone how war is the Deep State's most profitable business. It enriches them and undermines regular people. World War One is the the war where they took this profit model international in scope and was the beginning of the control grid we now find ourselves in. If Trump is going to do something significant for Armistice Day, I will fully appreciate the poetics of any sort of justice related announcement he might make.

Armistice Day is also the day QAnon says will be significant. I, for one, am curious what will happen tomorrow.

Cenotaph Unveiling, 1920
Photograph of the unveiling of the Whitehall Cenotaph, 1920
Horace Nicholls (1867–1941)

Here are some of the drops regarding tomorrow:

Post 1234
21 Apr 2018 - 2:43:12 PM
THANKQ - we are an existential threat to the establishment.



Post 856


A parade that will never be forgotten.Ask yourself, why?God bless our brave men & women in uniform.We will never forget.Q

Post 1357

13 May 2018 - 12:56:39 AM

Q is saying there won't be arrests until the justice system is cleaned out. That has to include state judges. Do you have any idea how long that will take? We are now looking at next year for the rest of Potus judges to be confirmed. That's just Federal judges. Doesn't include state,

What must happen pre 11.11?
11.11 provided as strategic marker.
Post midterms.
RED wave coming?

Post 2396
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI 3 Nov 2018 - 1:02:18 PM

POTUS meeting PUTIN on 11.11
Now what are the odds of that?

Interesting. That's all I can say.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, 
That mark our place, and in the sky, 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly, 
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe! 
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high! 
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Reasons Why Kids Don't Play Outside Anymore

In no particular order:

  • No one to play with - So many kids are in daycare/aftercare until suppertime. You look up and down your street and there are no kids to be seen, much less biking around the streets. The middle and high schoolers in my area don't come off the bus to close to 5 pm, so the older kids that might watch out for younger ones aren't around in the afternoon. Fortunately, my kids have a lot of siblings, but still, it's pretty lame to be told to go play outside on a barren lawn with no one to play pretend with.

Children playing ball games, detail. Marble, Roman artwork of the second quarter of the 2nd century AD.
Via Wikipedia, Creative Commons License.
  • Busybodies/Helicopter Parents - You can't trust that one of your neighbors won't rat you out to CPS if they think your kid is playing dangerously, too far from home, or has no "adult supervision". This could create a nightmare for you and part of this is what drives the "helicopter parent" dynamic. The accusation that you are not "watching" your child translates to you not being a good parent and to protect yourself, you just keep them indoors away from potential criticism. Of course other factors that create the helicopter parent phenomenon are people having fewer kids later in life and treating the children like projects instead of people. Human beings need to practice independence to become confident and mentally healthy, but that's another post.

  • Extracurricular Activities- In a "chicken-or-the-egg" scenario, parents now put their kids in structured activities to socialize instead of letting them play freely in their neighborhoods.  Instead of playing stick-ball in the street with neighborhood kids, they have soccer practice after school, dance lessons, gymnastics, etc.  The free fun of playing with kids of all ages in the street is no longer available in many areas. The skills of negotiation and cooperation that you learn in a multi-age group of kids does not exist in an adult-mediated setting. In those paid activities, an adult is always there to make sure that everything goes as planned and wraps up in the time allotted. It is not the same at all as free play. Therefore, these kids are growing up around kids, but not knowing how to independently interact with people without an authority figure directing all activity. No wonder these kids will embrace authoritarianism in college!

  • Outrageously High Insurance Co-pays - another factor that plays into the helicoptering, is the fact that if your kid falls out of a tree and breaks their arm, you might be on the hook for $5000 bucks or the full price of the x-rays, and casts, etc. Accidents can be a tremendous financial hit for a family that robs them of all their disposable income. These co-pays are so out of whack for what the average income is, the fear is not just "little precious" will hurt themselves, the fear is also that the savings account will be wiped out. Fortunately, for me, my family size gets me a great deal at the hospital should I need it.

  • Tick Borne Illness  - Prior to those Nazis coming across the ratline and setting up shop at Plum Island, no one had to worry about ticks causing life-long diseases. Lyme disease is no joke: it's hard to get rid of and can get into a kid's brain and cause PANDAS, where the kid can't think like they used to  and can become moody, anxious, OCD and all sorts of awful stuff. In addition to that, you've got the red meat allergy tick disease that makes you allergic to a suger found in red meats and forces you to really change your diet. Who wants to deal with that? I've heard about two people who've gotten this, so I don't know how rare it really is. Now what you are supposed to do when your child gets bit by a tick is to tape it to a card, date it and note the location of the bite and keep it on file for later, because these diseases often present themselves weeks later and are hard to diagnose. If you have the diseased tick, it's easier to prove your ailment is tick-borne and the insurance will pay for treatment. Because you didn't have enough to keep up with before:)

  • PedoGate  - Let me preface this by saying that kid-snatching is in fact, very rare, but the mere possibility is so terrifying, that many parents just can't deal with having their kids out of their sight. Often quoted is the millions of missing kids statistics. But realize that every time a foster kid runs away from home, as they are wont to do, the foster parent is required to report them as missing. Some foster kids may try to run away more than once a day, and that is definitely skewing the statistics. Also, a relative or parent might take off with a kids and often, the Amber Alert is a parent in a custody battle saying screw it, they're mine. When it comes to family stuff, who knows what's really going on? The statistic we want is the random snatching per capita one. There was one study done 20 years ago that states that only 115 "stereotypical abductions" happen every year, defined as a stranger wanting a ransom. But there are about 58,000 non-family abductions per year that include being lured away by someone the child already knows. The type of abduction that is most terrifying is the one by a stranger that doesn't ask for a ransom and leaves your kid raped, murdered and face down in a gutter. Getting statistics that speak to the actual thing to be afraid of is difficult. That being said, I've noticed on the Missing Children map that Alexandria, VA is one place I'd watch my kids pretty closely. To summarize, parents start hearing the theme music from Unsolved Mysteries when letting their kids out to play and don't let them outside for hours of uninterrupted fun, because of the actual boogie-man. 
So when you try to compare growing up thirty or more years ago to today, please remember none of these factors were in play then. When you complain that kids just play computer games, remember that they do no have much support or incentive to be out and about doing outdoor things. Their parents and community do not support them running through their neighborhoods playing. I can guarantee that neighbors would complain and call the cops on a band of kids doing little rascals type stuff and then complain about it on Facebook or Nextdoor, trying to shame the parents. The old biddies that would give you a hard time about your kid playing video games are the first ones that would call CPS on you for them playing past their yard.  It's a very strange and artificial situation. It is not a good thing. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Q Anon - The Final Exam for all Things Conspiracy

Whether or not Q Anon is for real, following this purported group of inside whistle blowers who post on 8Chan and have been predicting the news cycle will test your knowledge of deep state goings on.

Here is the best link I've found for keeping up with the latest posts.

As a family, we've enjoyed following the Q posts much like we used to enjoy watching 24. Watching the timing of his posts along with Trump's Twitter feed is most interesting.

Also of great interest, is another anonymous poster going by the moniker, 5th Ave Anon. Lot's of intriguing ideas can be found in this post:

Is it true or not? I don't know. But I can tell you one thing, if Hillary had become president, I would be scared out of my mind right now. Praise God, He answers prayers.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dual Enrollment in Tennessee for Homeschoolers

This post is of a more practical nature. Despite the plethora of homeschooling support sites, I found myself confused and unsupported when I sought to dual enroll my oldest at a local university. Dual enrollment is a program where high school students, usually juniors and seniors take college course work and get credit for both high school and college at the same time. Ideally, you should begin this process in tenth grade if you want to maximize the dual enrollment courses he/she will take.

So without further ado, here is what you do:

Step 1: Identification

You will need a Photo ID OR a notarized identification form if your child has not yet gotten their Driver's Licence or Permit. FYI: You have to contact your umbrella school to get the proof of attendance to obtain the Driver's Permit as well as study to pass the written test.

Step 2: Testing

Take the ACT. You cannot take the ACT without Photo ID, hence Step 1.
Make sure you list the college you plan to dual enroll at when you register for the ACT. You can choose up to four. This will ensure that your child's score gets sent directly to the college, which is important in the admission process.

Protip: Put your umbrella school's information on a card for your kid to keep in their purse or wallet. They are going to need it when they bubble in their personal info. This would include the school's name, physical address, and all important test number. Check your umbrella school's website to obtain this info. Your kid will need this throughout the rest of high school for the PSAT, more ACT's, Advanced Placement tests, etc.

Protip: Remember you don't have to get the highest score at this stage, just high enough to get through Step 3. Most kids won't have had all the algebra that will be on the ACT. However, check out crackACT for practice tests.

Step 3: Choosing the Right College

Evaluate your choices based on your child's score. Your kid will have to score high enough to meet the minimum standards of admission for the college you plan on dual enrolling at.

Community colleges (Vol State, Motlow State, Pellissippi State, etc.) need a 19. They will sometimes consider a 19 in the sub score area good enough.

Cumberland University requires a 21.

Middle Tennessee State requires a 22.

Tennessee Tech requires a 20.

Bryan University only requires a 3.0 GPA, so that may be one way to circumvent the ACT step.

Check out your local college's website for more details.

Some offer online classes, which can be a big help when you have transportation limitations.

Step 4: Apply to the College

Apply to the college, which will require you to contact your umbrella school for an official high school transcript. Your child might have to write an essay.

Step 5: Approval from your Umbrella School or LEA

Contact your umbrella school to see what forms they might require for the college course to count towards high school credit to square that end of it away.

Step 6: Hope Scholarship Grant

Apply for the Hope Scholarship Dual Enrollment Grant. Your child can take up to 24 hours in their last two years of high school. The Dual Enrollment Grant pays as follows:
The award amounts at eligible two-year institutions and four-year institutions will be as follows:
  • Up to $500 – Course #1
  • Up to $500 – Course #2
  • Up to $200 – Course #3
  • No award – Course #4
  • Up to $100 per credit hour – Course #5
  • Up to $100 per credit hour – Course #6
  • Up to $100 per credit hour – Course #7
  • Up to $100 per credit hour – Course #8
It comes out to about $1200/year.  I ended up paying out of pocket around $800/year, with my child taking four courses a year. That averaged out to only $200 per three hour class. When you compare that to what some of these tutorials are charging, it is a steal! But notice that the grant is front loaded so you won't pay much (if any) out of pocket if you just want to try it out and take only one class per semester. Colleges vary in how much they charge for a three hour dual enrollment class, but the one we attended charged $500 per class.

NOTE: They will take the Hope Scholarship money out of your child's freshman year award at college.  "Students who receive the Dual Enrollment Grant amount for more than four (4) dual enrollment courses over the junior and senior years will have the amount reduced from their Tennessee HOPE Scholarship on a dollar for dollar basis."

But in the scheme of things, we found the 23 hours of college credit  she earned before she formally started college to be much more valuable than the measly $1600 bucks. Through scholarships and grants, she still had all her expenses paid. 

FYI: You have to maintain a 2.75 GPA to keep receiving the Hope Grant.

Step 7: Choosing and Registering for Classes

Register for classes. You want to choose classes that are part of the General Education Core that practically every college kid in Tennessee will have to take. Safe bets are Speech/Communication, English, American History, Intro to Art/Music/Drama, Psychology, Sociology, etc.

Note: If your kid scores high enough on the ACT English subtest, the college may take that in lieu of credit. My daughter tested out of Freshman English on account of her high subtest score.

Step 8: Keep up with College Deadlines

Make sure you put it on your calendar to register for the next semester. You will possibly need to submit dual enrollment forms to your umbrella school and get approval. The dates can really sneak up on you, so it's good to go ahead and make a note.


So to summarize, you need and ACT and high school transcript for college admission, then you need the umbrella school's approval for the courses you've chosen, then you may register those classes, and in the mean time, applied for the Hope Scholarship to defray costs.

It was a great experience for my daughter, who gained tremendous confidence from it. Her professors were encouraging and she knew that she was well-prepared.

I hope this has been helpful to someone out there.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Third Leg of the Antichrist Stool

First off, it's so nice to see so many people taking advantage of the internet to fact-check government goings on and holding people accountable. It seems that many are already covering the first two legs of the Antichrist System:

Leg 1: The economic "mark of the beast" cashless society culminating in a global currency. This is why the military industrial complex deep-state wishes to have Russia, Syria, North Korea et. al. under its control.

Leg 2: The One World Government that will be united with the cashless society. First, the economies of the previously mentioned rogue states must be rolled up for this piece of machinery to launch into operation.

Now Leg 3 is the one that many aren't paying attention to. It involves the Spirit of Antichrist. Many may ask why people will go along with Legs One and Two, but the answer to that is Leg Three.

Following up my last post about the SBC and George Soros, we can see that there has been a very big shift in power in the evangelical churches over the last twenty years. Now I'm not provincial enough to think that my little subculture reflects on the world at large, viz. people in Timbuktu aren't directly effected by church drama in Tennessee. However, a different spirit has definitely taken over the Bible Belt here in America.

You may not recognize it as the Spirit of Antichrist, but rather as the Spirit of Professionalism. When I became involved in church regularly nearly 20 years ago, classes were put together by a church member passionate about the subject. Sometimes they would use a published resource, but only to supplement their own views. Now this has become completely flip-flopped, beliefs arrived at by individual Bible study are almost non-existent. Now everyone believes what the authority figure tells them via workbook study, webinar, video simulcast, book studies, or the weekly TedTalk, previously known as a sermon. If you disagree with what the "professionals" are saying, try speaking out against it in that environment. Your church "family" will side with "professional" almost every time. The ego investment that people have in these modern study methods is ridiculous.

You see, the Bible teaches that we all have gifts and are part of the same body.   If one part of the body suffers, the rest feels it too. If you have a huge gash in your leg, your brain activates and remembers the first aid protocols, then you other leg hops around looking for a washcloth or something with which your hand will apply pressure to stop the bleeding. All parts of your body, even at the cellular level, work together to maintain a healthy, stable organism.

Now in the early, New Testament church, we see local bodies "rolling with the punches".  There is not the professionalism and specialization we see today. Rather we see those older in the faith mentoring those younger in the faith. Recall how Paul told Steven not to take any flack because of his chronological youth, but that he had been a believer for quite awhile compared to some. "From a child thou hast known the Scriptures".

I'm not prepared to get into the twists and turns of church history that have brought us to this point. But I will say that up until fairly recently, there was a general belief among those in the evangelical church (Note: no one in the evangelical church refers to themselves this way, only focus groups from Yankeeland use the term.), that the congregation was the body, with the preacher being a part of that overall body. It's called the priesthood of believers, none is greater than the other in the eyes of God, or the reality of the Spirit World. All born again believers have an inheritance from God and are co-heirs with Christ. All have gifts and talents that God intends for them to use, but sadly, the rise of professionalism has cut out the lowly pew sitter, or as some in the "biz" refer to them, giving units.

These seminaries are cranking out ministers with student loan debt and an attitude that the world owes them a living. Case in point: a family member had the job of children's director, not minister mind you, because she was female. She worked on putting together all the kids lessons and activities and did it for free around her full-time healthcare job also that required "on call" availability. She was paid the grand total of $0.00 for these services. She did this job because she loved Jesus and the children and wanted them to come to know Him. Fast forward a few years and she is dismissed from this position so they can hire a full-time man and pay him a full-time salary. They are brow-beating the congregation of this for more money to pay for this type of clownery -  a full time salary with was previously handled by a "layperson" in her spare time.

 So one thing I've noticed in recent years is this layperson terminology. Previously it was only associated with mainline churches and the Roman Catholic church which both clearly state where you stand in the pecking order. The born again, evangelical church is supposed to be one body, with everyone edifying everyone else in the body, all priests and co-heirs of Christ. That's why we used to call each other Brother so and so and Sister so and so. We are supposed to be a family. How can you have that relationship when one of you is getting paid? That's like those fraternity kids that pay for their friends. If I have to pay for you to care about me, then I'd rather you not bother.

So the point I'm trying to make is that the Bible Belt of America is on the fast track to every other religion on earth, a hierarchical pyramid power structure where the "enlightened" dole out knowledge (gnosis) to the bottom of the pyramid. This same power structure is found in almost every aspect of society and that is one way the Spirit of Antichrist is at work.

This wicked Spirit forms over time a top-down control structure just to control the top. This is currently happening in evangelical America. The Spirit of Antichrist also controls, as readers of the blog know, the New Age movement,.the Coexist attitude, as well as everywhere we find this pedophilia/Pizzagate business. Recall that Father Malachi Martin wrote about the satanic masses that were taking place in the Vatican. Lord only knows the depths of depravity that are going on in high places.

Much more could be written about the Spirit of Antichrist, but I'll just leave you with this: the Spirit  of Antichrist accuses the brethren, but the Holy Spirit convicts. Which one is in your life?
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