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Wednesday, June 22. 2022
Hiker dies on Mt. Washington
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"Americans' Belief in God Drops to All-Time Low" When you are living an immoral life it is much easier to convince yourself there is no God than to face how you are really living. If there is no God they think they will not have to face consequences down the road.
At my Judgment, I’m pretty sure I will be asked what did I do to spread the word of Christ. I probably won’t have a very good answer. I better change my ways.
One of my favorite sayings I used to hear about finding Christ was " Someone saying they would find Christ in the eleventh hour, but what if you die at ten?".
At first I thought this meant believe in Barack was dropping, he trained Biden for 8 years afterall. But then after reading the article I realized it's even worse for Barack than I thought.
When I came to Boston decades ago, I joined the Appalachian Mountain Club to learn about hiking in New England. They emphasized very strongly that the weather in the White Mountains was extremely treacherous and could change from hot to freezing very fast. The advice was to pack wool hats and other warm clothing, even in July, to be safe. I was shocked coming from LA where you could hike in the San Bernadinos and only needed a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water.
I’m not surprised that the poor fellow was unaware of White Mountain weather and got caught in the worst way, and on Mt. Washington which is notorious for bad weather and very high winds all year round.
On the way up Mt. Washington there are signs that can't be missed warning about the weather, in all seasons, and warns of the fact that you can die of cold in ANY MONTH of the year. However the fact that "It's June, it's warm at the parking lot and I'm here and want to do my hike" still takes it's toll.
Exactly, and I have nearly been that person a few times, with my bad-weather stuff in the car, looking at the sky and the weather report and thinking it would be a drag to carry it. But the signs do make an impression on one, don't they? There is also fog/clouds, which can disorient you when you are up there. Not good when the day is drawing to a close...
I was up on RT 302 that day, to inter some ashes in the Am. river.
It was cold rainy and windy at the parking lot, if I'd gone up to hike the presi's I'd opt for an early lunch instead
I haven't been there for a while, but there was a list in the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center? listing all the deaths on the mountain. The list went back for decades. The average was 1 per year.
So, it's safe to hike in your shorts now... ;-)
Something the Buzzfeed article left out is that part of the rent hikes was due to a de facto 2-year moratorium on construction, and part is due to landlords now having to price in the risk that the government will demand that they allow people to live rent-free intheir buidings for up to two years, with no recourse if the tennants then move out at the end of the eveiction moratorium.
Whenever something doesn't seem to make sense, look for government action.
Following the link for the belated Juneteenth, in which I do agree with the sentiment of celebrating the end of slavery, in all it’s forms…cough, cough, BiG Government, you will come across the dog blowing bubbles. The title being: Restore your faith in everything. That title should have been placed above the man’s video selling pancakes. Cousin T’s is the embodiment of Americanism and the free market. I hope he sells billions of tons of his pancake mix. I am going to get some.
The debate over immigration ... It simply does not work with a welfare system that legally mandates welfare benefits for even the illegal aliens. Close the borders NOW.
Did Russian hackers blow up a Texas LNG pipeline on June 8?
I had a friend who was at a venue in a pub some years back to listen to a popular band. The band used fireworks to puff up their music finale and the fireworks caught the insulation int eh ceiling on fire. My friend was sober and immediately recognized that this was serious and was pulling at the arms of friends and strangers to get them to exit right away. Some went with him as he ran out of the club but many stayed. Long story short some 50 people died their trying to get out of the club as it burned down. My friend was lucky or maybe not lucky but observant and he lived. He still has nightmares about it all.
Look around you. The world is on fire! It's going to get worse. And this is no accident all of the disasters you see making up this conflagration are intentional. This isn't "just" Biden or the Democrats screwing up, this is an international intentional series of crises intended to give the elite the opportunity to have the great reset. Part of the great reset is a die off and yes that means exactly what it sounds like it means. It's like one of those Summer storms where there are some initial indications; clouds and a smell in the air a little quickening of the breeze and then all of a sudden the wind is 60 miles an hour there is a downpour and everything not nailed down is blowing around and people are panicking...
Look around you, pay attention, the indicators are there. The world as you know it is about to change. Call it WW III, another great depression, the great reset, civil war perhaps all of the above. It's coming. This is me pulling at your arm to get you to see the early signs of impending doom before it's too late.
I don't think there is anything you can do now to stop it. The only thing I think you can do at this point is to take actions that keep you and your family from being part of the great die off that is coming. And to be honest it seems quite likely that you won't even be able to do that.
You can smell it in the air. That smell before the big storm hits.
Yep. Could not agree more. Copied and shared.
I'm not having much luck getting those I love to let go of their normalcy bias. Breaking through the historical ignorance of people in middle age who are content with their own version of bread and circuses has me giving Sisyphus the side-eye and wanting to swap jobs. Their intransigence reinforces one of my most-used truisms: most people don't see the light until they feel the heat.
I can only hope this latest batch of heat and light doesn't come in a can...
We are trying to prepare some, probably useless, but most we know are doing nothing. Even enough extra food to last a week or two for some emergency is something short term. What they have planned for us is more than most of us will survive.
I have been hearing this since 1970. Eventually, I suppose, something like an apocalypse will happen. But it won't come because people feel it in the air. That's just confirmation bias.
We are likely headed for some ugly inflation. Bureaucratic decay means we will be less able to address any problem with each passing year. Every era has its problems.
re CEOs Start To Push Back Against 'Woke' Employee Bullying
One can only hope corporate America is finally coming to its senses.
Where ever you are, always look for the closest exit(s). Outside, keep looking up and around, swivel neck!
Allahpundit is very good over at Hot Air on covid stuff. The man does his homework, and then sits and thinks about what's in front of him.