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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle June 13 2024 #161140
    Susan C
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    DBS – Thanks so much for the disquisition. I’m not so erudite as once I was but I thought you might be interested in meeting another blogger I visit now and then. His name is Bruce Charlton, a retired British academic:

    It is striking how often the expressed Christian understanding of Heaven is extremely “minimalist”. In other words; the idea is that very little happens in Heaven. Furthermore, in such a Heaven we ourselves are simplified (by subtraction of all sin).

    Heavenly life is thus described very simply; including discarding almost everything most people might most value in this mortal life; such as family and marriage; and our most cherished creative and other activities. Sometimes, indeed, Heavenly life is reduced to the single activity of communion with the divine.

    This sounds, on the face of it, pretty un-appealing – except as a relief and escape from suffering. The usual answer to such objections is that we shall ourselves by-then have-been transformed… Such that what seems now to be an aetiolated existence; will, when we are actually in that situation, be wholly satisfying; indeed joyful beyond our current possibility of understanding.

    It is probably clear from the above that I – by contrast – regard Heaven in a “maximalist” kind of way; as greatly enriched by more, and continuousness, of broadly the same kind of positive things that are best in this mortal life.

    Thus I regard Heaven as a place of more, and more loving, and everlasting relationships – including family, marriage, friendship; and ultimately loving relationships of other forms with other kinds of (“non-human”) resurrected Beings such as animals, plants, and natural elemental Beings.

    And I regard Heaven as a place of “work” – the best kind of work; that work which derives from creative love. Which is to say creative work, fulfilling work; work that adds-to, enhances, enriches divine creation.

    It is striking how often the expressed Christian understanding of Heaven is extremely “minimalist”. In other words; the idea is that very little happens in Heaven.

    Furthermore, in such a Heaven we ourselves are simplified (by subtraction of all sin).

    Heavenly life is thus described very simply; including discarding almost everything most people might most value in this mortal life; such as family and marriage; and our most cherished creative and other activities.

    Sometimes, indeed, Heavenly life is reduced to the single activity of communion with the divine.

    This sounds, on the face of it, pretty un-appealing – except as a relief and escape from suffering.

    The usual answer to such objections is that we shall ourselves by-then have-been transformed…

    Such that what seems now to be an aetiolated existence; will, when we are actually in that situation, be wholly satisfying; indeed joyful beyond our current possibility of understanding.

    It is probably clear from the above that I – by contrast – regard Heaven in a “maximalist” kind of way; as greatly enriched by more, and continuousness, of broadly the same kind of positive things that are best in this mortal life.

    Thus I regard Heaven as a place of more, and more loving, and everlasting relationships – including family, marriage, friendship; and ultimately loving relationships of other forms with other kinds of (“non-human”) resurrected Beings such as animals, plants, and natural elemental Beings.

    And I regard Heaven as a place of “work” – the best kind of work; that work which derives from creative love.

    Thanks for the meat and potatoes 🙂

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 12 2024 #158901
    Susan C
    Participant

    Eurovision 2024

    How about if they simply replace the whole thing with excerpts from the Ted Mack Amateur Hour?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 10 2024 #158773
    Susan C
    Participant

    to: aspnaz #158736

    Passengers and crew members have been evacuated from a Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-800 after one of the plane’s tyres burst during landing in Turkey.

    Michelin make those tires, but the MSM would hate to miss an opportunity to blame Boeing. It is a bit like blaming Ford because your tire blew out on the road, who does that?

    You’re right. The other thing never mentioned is the airlines who bought the planes not doing recommended maintenance.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle January 16 2024 #150545
    Susan C
    Participant

    jb-hb #150513

    Is this one of the hydro generators you mentioned?

    https://twitter.com/TechInsider/status/1378921359498223617

    It’s a very interesting system that’s been among my bookmarks for a long while.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle December 1 2023 #147691
    Susan C
    Participant

    Every so often I’m on the point of being fooled by some piece with a dubious quote. Maybe it’s just me and everybody else recognizes these things as jokes long discounted by those in the know. If so, I apologize for noticing and mentioning that the above quote attributed to Henry Kissinger is false.

    Here is the body of the speech he made that day in a transcript from The Atlantic Council: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/commentary/transcript/transcript-kissinger-s-remarks-at-2009-makins-lecture/
    There are any number of legitimate reasons to despise the man for what he actually did say and do.

    TAE is so valuable because we can trust the information found here. Thanks for all you do and to your knowledgeable commenters.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 30 2023 #142194
    Susan C
    Participant

    I posted this last night but in case you missed it and are interested in seeing Strategic Culture you can find the website here:

    https://strategic-culture.su/

    The story about why they were disappeared most recently is here:

    Cyberattack on This Journal… Proving Truth Is the First Casualty of War

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 29 2023 #142162
    Susan C
    Participant

    Apologies for the above nonsense posts. I’d attemted to leave a comment earlier that I’d found a new link to Strategic Culture and was blocked by the unexpected comment potection software.

    Anyway, in case it hasn’t already been found and reported by someone on TAE
    the new address for Strategic Culture is on an ‘su’ domain rather than ‘org’.
    https://strategic-culture.su/

    This editorial describing what happened is well worth a read is called Cyberattack on This Journal… Proving Truth Is the First Casualty of War

    I’ll try to be more patient in future.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 29 2023 #142157
    Susan C
    Participant

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    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 29 2023 #142156
    Susan C
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 24 2023 #139761
    Susan C
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    To: D. Benton Smith

    I hope you didn’t mean me when you remarked about lurkers who never leave comments. I don’t usually comment but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate Raul’s site nor many of the comments left by you and others. Some people just don’t have much left to say.

    I’ve been a longtime donor too.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 26 2023 #129986
    Susan C
    Participant

    We’re going to miss the Saker.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Christmas Day 2022 #124290
    Susan C
    Participant

    To: A few Know the Truth

    Thanks so much for the explanation about the airstrips. It makes a lot of sense and I’m sorry I missed your earlier explanation. This time I’ve copied it to a text edit file that I’ll save for future reference.

    To: Veracious Poet

    Sorry about that. As a rule I read and rarely leave a comment.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Christmas Day 2022 #124280
    Susan C
    Participant

    I’m a bit confused about the ‘airstrip’ numbers. If the basis is Orwell’s ‘1984’ then I understand airstrip 1 to mean the UK. That would mean the others might all relate to the 5 Eye countries – UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, but what is the order if this is the case?

    I come here every day and appreciate reading the links Illargi posts and I often read through the comments. This appears to be one of those circumstances where the in-crowd is talking to each other only.

    Happy Christmas to All
    and Best Wishes for the New Year!
    🎄☀️💖☀️🎄

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 18 2022 #113710
    Susan C
    Participant
    in reply to: A Winter of Anger #112927
    Susan C
    Participant

    My own favorite Redon: Bouddha
    redon

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 17 2022 #108084
    Susan C
    Participant

    Ukrainian soldiers at the Russian border for a photo-op:
    https://twitter.com/RWApodcast/status/1526146535766913025?cxt=HHwWgsCjuYeM-60qAAAA

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 11 2022 #107767
    Susan C
    Participant

    Club of Rome guy is Dennis Meadows, co-author of 1972’s Limits to Growth.

    https://greattransition.org/contributor/dennis-meadows

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 28 2022 #106969
    Susan C
    Participant

    re: China

    This past week I read a series of articles about China written by Eric Mertz on a new substack page called General Crisis Watch. Much of what I read there sounded realistic.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 24 2022 #106739
    Susan C
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    @ Willem #106737

    I still can’t figure out what the problem might be that won’t let me access Strategic Culture. My Firefox has adblockers and ghostery but Safari I’ve left untouched since I rarely use it and clear the cache each time I do.

    But thanks for letting me know I’m not the only one.
    ps: The Brave browser didn’t like either of our OS’s – sheesh..

    It’s possible too that SC changed something recently that’s had a bad effect.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 24 2022 #106734
    Susan C
    Participant

    @ Cloudhidden #106728
    @ Figmund Sreud #106729

    It appears to me that Strategic Culture may have been banned by my local cable carrier (Shaw). Thanks for letting me know you can access the site over VPN. That’s something I’ll have to consider. The Saker and The Cradle are places where I can continue to read Escobar’s articles.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 24 2022 #106723
    Susan C
    Participant

    Good morning Raul and all.

    Several days ago I asked if anyone other than me was having difficulty accessing the Strategic Culture website. When I mentioned that I live in BC, Canada Figmund Sreud said he does too and also hasn’t been able to link to SC. I continue to have no access to the site on either Google or DuckDuckGo, nor can I find any information about what might be going on no matter what search words I use.

    I’d appreciate hearing about it if anyone has any information.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 22 2022 #106619
    Susan C
    Participant

    to Archie comment 106618

    So far today I haven’t been able to see that login message either – the site request simply times out. I’ll keep trying every so often.

    Thanks for responding to my question.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 22 2022 #106610
    Susan C
    Participant

    to FS comment #106602
    and userzoid comment #106604

    re: Strategic Culture

    Thanks for responding. I’ve been having the same problem, Figmund. Having looked for other sources for Alastair Crooke’s analyses the only recent source I’ve come across has been on almayadeen.net. You can read his recent posts here.

    Userzoid, I appreciate your info that SC is down for the time being. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Meanwhile, Robert Bridge also posts to Muck Rack.

    and Matthew Ehret is on Substack.

    I’ve enjoyed reading other articles there but can’t recall the names of other analysts. Yet another problem with ageing.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 22 2022 #106600
    Susan C
    Participant

    re: Strategic Culture

    Having been unable to open a link to the website for several days I’m wondering if they’ve been censored locally (I live in BC, Canada). Has anyone here had this problem?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 14 2022 #104184
    Susan C
    Participant

    I can’t resist sending this for my friends at TAE to watch. Thanks Illargi!

    Natasha From Russia With Love

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 12 2022 #100948
    Susan C
    Participant

    First, I must say how much I appreciate Raul’s Automatic Earth for helping to keep us not just informed these past two years but also for protecting our sanity. This gratitude also includes the people who comment here.

    Dr. Julie Ponesse: “@JustinTrudeau’s 2021 deal with Pfizer (35M boosters in 2022 & 30M in 2023) and the option to extend vaccine delivery until 2024 up to 120M doses, means he MUST keep the mandates on pain of breaking the contract or wasting funds. This isn’t a fight he’ll give up easily.”

    Acuitas Therapeutics, part of the university of BC, developed the technology and recently partnered with Pfizer.

    We also watched David Martin’s update about the Trudeau government paricipating in what may well be a serious conflict of interest.

    We hear the airhorns and cheers from in front of the BC parliament here in Victoria. It’s time again to go and show our support.

    Thanks again.

    in reply to: I Am Afraid #87486
    Susan C
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    To Archie #87421

    I’m in Canada too and have felt the same way about the need for the police, firefighters, and emt’s to be involved in fighting against the new regulations. I was happy to seethis video made at Queen’s Park a few days ago. We are not alone even though it often feels that way.

    in reply to: Rage Against the Vaccine #80795
    Susan C
    Participant

    To upstateNYer: I agree with you. If only every medical professional were really honest about their observations this debacle would end so much faster.. and it’s already gone on far too long as evidence about the lack of ‘vaxine’ efficacy becomes more apparent with each passing day.
    Unfortunately, I’m unable to suggest public disclosure of his findings to IMDoc because of all my covid comments being blocked.

    in reply to: Rage Against the Vaccine #80788
    Susan C
    Participant

    It’s rare for me to leave a comment, Raul, but I do visit every morning once I’ve scanned Naked Capitalism where the covid coverage has been largely so unquestioning of the official narrative that it’s often unreadable for anyone who has investigated further. In fact, both my husband and I have had comments questioning aspects of the story as promoted by government officials and the msm banned.

    Thankfully, there are a few others more qualified to speak about medical issues than we are. This morning a comment left on NC by IMDoc is pertinent to your essay this morning:

    IM Doc
    July 24, 2021 at 8:18 am

    About the French Guyana paper from the CDC

    This is how science – the actual process – not the Fauci version – should be working.

    I have repeatedly stated that I am seeing much much more vaccinated positives than one would ever have expected. As I have stated, they seem to be much sicker (though not critically so) and they tend to happen in clusters. For the past two months, this has stuck out from the dominant media narrative. I have never had to fight the cognitive dissonance between the media and my own eyeballs in my life.

    I belong to a large non-public alumni group of my residency program that has literally thousands of IM docs all over America. The first thing a scientist does is to confirm that your observations are general or something you are just seeing. It was quickly obvious from that group that I was far from alone despite the “minimal breakthrough cases” media narrative.

    So, then you do everything you can to hypothesize reasons why you are seeing what you are. I have been a physician for 30 years and that experience plays a huge role as well. Having this gigantic number of breakthrough cases just simply does not happen. I continue to see more than half the cases in vaccinated patients and so do many others. UNHEARD OF IN VACCINES BEFORE NOW.

    Part of hypothesizing why is looking to the literature for evidence. Seldom is this found in RCT at this stage. Case reports and series like this paper are critical. They are seeing the same breakthrough ratio. And they have done a lot more viral research than you can. This is a gold mine for my own questions.

    Is there anything in the paper that could possibly explain what I am seeing. Lots of times, it is not in the headline part but in all the test results and discussion. And yes, there is a very important finding deep in the results.

    Why would clustering and sicker patients be so much more common in the breakthrough patients – there must be a reason for that?

    If you look at the brief discussion of cT or cycle threshold you will see that the vaccinated patients have a SIGNIFICANTLY lower cT than the unvaccinated. That is the way the PCR test works. It basically means the vaccinated have a much higher amount of viral active particles than the unvaccinated. That would account for the breakthroughs I and my colleagues are seeing being a bit more ill. And it would explain the clustering. THe vaccinated breakthroughs have much higher viral load so they are much more contagious and the higher viral load makes them more symptomatic.

    So we now have a suggestion and strong evidence that the vaccinated population may be spreading much more virus than the unvaccinated. I would say that is a critical public health issue and must be further researched immediately.

    This Certainly needs much more work. THis is not confirmatory of any conclusions. But it is consistent with observation on the ground – unlike most of what the media has been spewing to the American people. But this is how science works. This paper is about the gamma variant but a conference yesterday with experts discussed that similar findings were being found in delta and lambda. The suggestion in this paper is now on the front of my mind. I am even now thinking of ways to confirm or falsify these conclusions going forward. This is science.

    Another issue. The writers make the point that the breakthrough rate is extremely divergent from the expected rate. The difference is this paper documents what is happening in REAL LIFE. So much of what we are hearing on our media about vaccine efficacy is research being done in vitro. It is presented as gospel truth. I just want to scream.

    I am doing great and thanks for all the kind words. More about my week later. The commenters here are the best in the internet and I so appreciate my time here.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 22 2021 #75718
    Susan C
    Participant

    I’d be interested to know the source of the Mike Yeadon statement in order to share it further. Many thanks.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 10 2021 #74962
    Susan C
    Participant

    Professor Carlo M. Cipolla’s Five Universal Laws of Stupidity written in 1976 continue to provide clarity about current events:

    Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
    Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
    Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
    Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.
    Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

    You can find further explanation of the laws here.

    Present company is excluded, of course.. well, mostly. I can’t always be trusted either

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 24 2021 #73812
    Susan C
    Participant

    I’ve sent Dr. Bhakdi’s youtube video to several friends as recently as yesterday. It’s good there are other sources but I’m also pleased to report youtube hasn’t deleted everything (yet).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyPjAfNNA-U

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 24 2021 #71695
    Susan C
    Participant

    I case anyone else is interested in using an other than google translator I’ve found Deep-L to be superior.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 11 2021 #70981
    Susan C
    Participant

    I listened to a very astute and amusing discussion about Covid between Patrick Coffin and Wm M. Briggs (Statistician to the Stars) this morning. It’s here should you have 55 minutes.

    Thanks Raul and commenters for providing sanity and good sense in these very trying times.

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