The Dilemma of Papa Francis at Easter~How do I live each day as best I can the Life that Jesus led and left to us as an example?

The Dilemma of Pope Francis at Easter:
 
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A Note to all of God’s Holy deacons, priests and bishops as Easter now comes to us:
 
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We consider:
 
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The Dilemma of Papa Francis at Easter:
 
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As Holy Easter now approaches, we reflect on the life of Jesus.
 
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As that is what being a Catholic means:
 
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To live as Jesus lived as best we can.
 
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Personally.
 
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There is of course much turmoil and strife in the Holy Church.
 
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Brother Butch has written me today of his vexation with the infiltration of the leftists into God’s Church.
 
 
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This is not a trivial concern:
 
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It is very real.
 
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This leftist infiltration of God’s Church has been a vexing problem for many decades.
 
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All intelligent Catholics are aware of this and it is a terrible problem.
 
 
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A problem of evil men trying to use God’s Church as a cover for evil pursuits.
 
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Pope John Paul of course hated the leftists for personal and moral reasons and was savage and unrelenting in his denunciation of them.
 
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I met Pope Francis quite a few times when he was Cardinal in Argentina.
 
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I was impressed by him–he seemed to be saying in his ministry in Argentina and I assume still thinks it now at Rome, these sort of things:
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I am 76 years old.
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I have one lung.
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I have a few years left.
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What should I spend my time doing?
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I am encouraged by many inside the Church and virtually all press outside of her, to concentrate on what are primarily administrative functions–the banking scandal–the problem of the homosexuals etc, etc. etc.
 
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But am I simply a clerk of God’s Church–an Administrator?
 
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All deacons, priests and bishops have various clerical duties to perform day-to-day.
 
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The Dilemma of priest and pope is the same.
 
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It is:
 
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How do I do my clerical job as best I can and somehow keep riveted in my mind that my real job is to:
 
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Live as best I can the Life that Jesus led and left to us as an example?
 
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Jesus was not a clerk of the Church.
 
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He was not a bank auditor.
 
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He was not a reformer.
 
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He was an example of how best to live our lives–on a personal level.
 
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House to house, man to man.
 
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Jesus did not shuffle papers from one side of his desk to the other and call it a day.
 
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No.
 
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Jesus was out among the people:
 
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Witnessing, leading, encouraging, by example.
 
 
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Personally.
 
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I have hundreds of men in my Curia who are my subordinates.
 
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How will I live my life?
 
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I am the leader of the Church founded by Jesus Christ.
 
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Founded by Him:
 
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Personally.
 
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I think that my job is to try as best I can to live each day as best I can as Jesus lived His Life.
 
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Personally.
 
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I will endeavour to lead by example–His Example.
 
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What better can I do with the time I have left to me?
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  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~Instead, the rich man ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally~~man to man~~
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    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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    ~~La crema y nata~~ ~ ~~Artista de la conquista~
     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
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    Non Sibi~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
    Rejoice and Glad!!
    Amen~~

     

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If you want to end a war~simply anger the wrong social class~draft their sons~they will end your war for you~

Boom~Boom~

In this January 3 photo, Palestinian relatives of five members of a family killed by an Israeli tank shell react during their funeral at Khan Younis
 To understand the American mind~~understand this~~These are victims of war, but the Americans do not care because the victims are from the wrong social class~~Start blowing up some people from the right social class~~and the wars will all end~~
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You guys are too young to remember the riots==and i do mean riots– I grew up dead center in the middle of it all–worse than any civil rights upheavals– that took place right in this city on a virtually weekly basis over Vietnam and most particularly the draft–pretty rich boys were in the line of fire~~

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~~.  The war machine adapts–it is infinitely adaptable–the trouble with Vietnamese war was not dollar cost or the righteousness of policy but rather the exposure of pretty little rich kids to the battlefield.

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War Machine Solution–end the draft–end the protests, end all opposition–

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After that, fight wars whenever and wherever the machine wants to dine–endless possibilities–no criticisms~~

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Further solution–reinstate the draft–and the war in Afghanistan– and all the others– are over by this weekend–and there won’t be anymore of them started either.~~

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If you want to end a war~~simply anger the wrong social class~~draft their sons~~they will end your war for you~~
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No more~~Boom~boom~~
In this December 4 photo, an Israeli police officer drags two Jewish settlers during the evacuation of a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron
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  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~
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    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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    ~~La crema y nata~~

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    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
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    Non Sibi~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

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Barack Hussein Obama II~an impressionist painting of a communist trojan horse~

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Impression, soleil levant

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Avec

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M. Claude Monet

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The painting~~of Le Harve~~and the painter~~

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M. Monet~~who, most unintendedly, and satirically, gave birth to the art now known to us all as Impressionist French~~the most amazing paintings~~

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Ever…

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We ask~~who can say with certitude just~~

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Why things happen as they do ?~~

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Man today~~

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Very certain of himself~~will tell you~~

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“I know why things happen”~~

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Do you now?~~

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Oh?~~

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Well, then~~Let’s consider, you and I, the advent of the Impressionist French we all hold so dear~~

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Impressionist French art takes its sweet name from a savage, biting, satire~~

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And not~~

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From~~any sort of pretty picture~~

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Consider, dears~~

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Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise (Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris) exhibited in 1874, gave the Impressionist movement its name when the critic Louis Leroy accused it of being a sketch or “impression,” not a finished painting. and M. Leroy savagely lampooned the work~~as did all the Academy critics of his day~~

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How embarrassed those critics must be today, in blue heaven~~

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Put to the quick, children~~M. Levy and his Academy friends were not “impressed” with the men who became the Impressionists French~~

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Now say, do, what is your impression of all that?

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Terrasse à Sainte-Adresse~1867

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The Procession of the Trojan Horse into Troy

about 1760, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

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On the subject of impressions~~both handed down, revisited after the fact and in the present tense~~
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Not to mention~~
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 Writing the future in advance~~
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Specifically~~
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Just what is your impression and how did you come to have it~~
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Of~~
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Barack Hussein Obama II~~Communist Trojan horse~~
 
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The greatest thing that ever happened to the American right-wing~~
 
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The impressionist painting of the President as a communist has been coldly calculated, opulently well-funded, disciplined, multi-faceted and, as we shall shortly see, both this year and in 2016~~
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Remarkably successful~~
 
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I remember a family friend, an older man and a high operative of the Democratic Party, telling me in summer 2008~~
 
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“Young Beggs~~if you~~yourself ~~were in the belly of a Trojan horse and were wheeled into my Party headquarters~~
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You could not possibly have done as much damage to the Democrats than this boy will now do to us.~~
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When this is over, all that will be left of the Democratic Party will be driftwood of the coast of Ireland”~~
 
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I have watched, now and then, over 5 years time, with keen interest at just how~~
 
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Prescient~~
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Those words were~~
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Yes~~that’s it~~
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Prescient~~
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I have never heard the incumbent speak~~
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I wouldn’t know the cadence of his voice~~were I to hear it~~
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I have never read a word he has written~~
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I would not know him if I fell over him in the street~~
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Most unlike many of my fellow citizens, I’ve no way to knowledgeably gauge~~
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Just who the incumbent is~~
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 I lay no claim to know his heart’s desires~~
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I hear it said that he is evil and a communist and, he may be so~~
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I don’t know~~
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But then, nobody knows anybody~~
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At least not very well~~
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How many who have been married on now 50 year can truly say they know anything about their spouse~~
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I cannot~~
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But I do know the American right-wing~~
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Very, very well~~
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And I can say this with full alacrity~~
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The twin sister~~
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And heir apparent~~
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Of an Impressionist Communisti~~
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Is~~
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An~~
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Impressionist Fascisti~~
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She, is your~~
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Future~~
 
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Sex is like anything else in life~as any girl can readily attest~when sex becomes your job~it ceases to have any kick to it~

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Racehorse extrodinaire~~Alydar~~

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 What follows is a book review about a racehorse who had sex so often~~it~~quite literally~~killed him~~my surmise is that he derived little to zero pleasure from sex.~~

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I am not competent to say if or no animals derive pleasure from sex–or if it’s all instinct with them but I can say that I know for certain that~~

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As any girl can readily attest~~sex is like anything else in life~~when it becomes your job~~it ceases to have any kick to it~~

Sex it up~~Sex ’till you can’t stand up~~Sex ’till you die~~

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Book Review of Wild Ride~~@8.5.2013~~

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Alydar was one of the premier race horses and stud horses of our lifetimes.~~

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A magnificent racing thrill, in the breeding shed after his career, he ginned out more Grouped winners than anyone of recent memory~~save Seattle Slew.~~

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His life was tragic as he became a shattered chess piece in a sordid game of bait and switch and physical abuse as a stallion.~~

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Gorgeous Calumet Stables~~beloved to all in the business had fallen into the most disreputable of hands~~men desperate to both steal money and to keep one step ahead of a fast approaching racing authority.~~

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In her wonderful book, Wild Ride, Ann Auerbach captures both the beauty and savagery of the highest level of the thoroughbred racing business~an enterprise very little known to outsiders not born to it.~~

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Auerbach likewise knows very well the breeding side of the business–a still more terrifying, rarefied and ruthless enterprise than is the racing sport itself.~~

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It can be said with alacrity~but in no sense jocularly~that the stallion Alydar~~died from too much sex.~~

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That may sound to many readers as the ideal way to leave this orb but sex is like anything else~~

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If you have to do it all the time~~it’s work~~and nobody likes to work~~not man~~not beast~~

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John Daniel Begg~~

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Alydar in his horror called~~retired to stud duty~

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Who stole the ART from the medical arts?

Dr. Kildare Game, Ideal, 1962

Dr. Kildare Game, Ideal, 1962

It’s time to take two aspirin and enjoy the latest installment in my series about vintage board games.

Today’s Game: Dr. Kildare

Copyright Date: 1962

Mystifying Subtitle: “Medical Game for the Young.” I wonder why they felt the need to specify that it was for the young.

Game Box: I’m sure the draw for potential buyers was the large photo of dreamy Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, who is staring intently ahead and listening to an invisible person’s heartbeat.

The Analyzer

Recommend Ages: 7 to 14. Actually, it says “Approved for ages 7 to 14.” That’s a strangely officious way to put it.

Game Board: The board offers a cute representation of a hospital, with green corridors, patient rooms, an operating room, and more. The patients all seem happy, even the one traction.

Game Pieces: Dr. Kildare’s dreamy face again.

Game Play: Pretty cool. Players make their “rounds” through the hospital and diagnose their patients with the help of the “Analyzer.”  Patients’ conditions are written in code on diagnosis cards. I decoded two of them just for fun—nose bleed and sprained back.

Nice Touch: The instructions say that you can play the game by yourself.  I used to play board games against myself all the time—my brother was not really a board-game guy.

My Thoughts: I’ve never actually seen an episode of Dr. Kildare. It was a bit before my time. I saw The Thorn Birds at an impressionable age, though, so I can appreciate Richard Chamberlain’s charms. The game looks pretty entertaining—what kid doesn’t love decoding messages?

Another photo of Dr. McDreamy from the box insert. Okay, we get it, he’s handsome!

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Who stole the ART from the medical arts?~~

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The~~terribly sad~~end of medicine in America~~

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A~~dreadfully~~long way down from Dr. Kildare~~

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“How Physicians Became Clerks – The Downfall of a Once Great and Noble Profession.”

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A culture of contempt has led to medicine’s downfall

 | PHYSICIAN | JANUARY 13, 2014

“Doctors are crooks.”

“They’re getting worse than lawyers.”

“I don’t go anymore. They’re just out for a buck, and they don’t really do anything for you anyway.”

“I stopped getting checkups when my old one retired. He was good, took his time. I haven’t found anyone like him since.”

“They always think they know everything … a bit too much self-importance there, without ever walking in my shoes.”

“They all say the same thing; it’s all ‘canned’ advice, and some of them don’t even realize that.”

“I just pick any name off my insurance company’s website. It really makes no difference.”

“Every time I go to the doctor, I get four or five bills or statements. Some say ‘do not pay’, and some say ‘pay this amount’. I ask my doctor, and he says he doesn’t know anything about that side of it, even though the bills have his name on them. I don’t understand why I can’t just get one bill. Are they purposely trying to confuse me, hoping I pay all of them by mistake?”

I’ve heard all of these comments in the last several months. Some of these statements were uttered bitterly by patients, some were shared in confidence by friends and family, and some came from random, mildly inebriated guests at a cocktail party I recently attended. The emotions, the frustration and misconceptions voiced, are themselves not new. And, honestly, they are occasionally well deserved. But I can’t help but feel the prevalence of these sentiments is increasing.

After one too many drinks at the aforementioned gathering, my head spinning a bit from both the alcohol and the mind-numbing small talk, I came to a conclusion. Physicians, particularly primary care physicians, are now bearing the consequences of so many misguided decisions, so many inane policies, so much discordant marketing and misinformation, that the profession’s image is taking an unprecedented beating. I know what you’re thinking — “So what else is new, Einstein? After all, this isn’t some brand new phenomenon, some new, unexpected development.” I thought the same thing.

But then I looked around the room, well-dressed guests toting drinks to and fro as they passed judgment on the many quacks and charlatans they or their family members had encountered in their lives. And it struck me that this is, in fact, new. There’s something happening to the profession, something insidious, something that’s spreading more quickly than one might assume. Namely, physicians are no longer in a position to control their own image. The way patients, our fellow citizens, feel about the profession is mostly governed by forces beyond your control. And with regard to pervasiveness and extent, it is indeed a new phenomenon.

Consider this. A tiny, almost insignificant portion of your patients’ impression of you, of physicians in general, is based on the few minutes you spend with them in your office or examination room. The rest of their impression, aside from some time in your waiting room or on your website if you have one, is formed by a diverse collection of forces that lies outside your sphere of influence. And, with the combination of more insured patients and decreasing reimbursement exerting its paradoxical influence, the time allowed for direct contact with your “customers” is decreasing rapidly.

They spend ten minutes with you, but they spend hours interacting with all of the other components that collectively comprise the current healthcare behemoth. They spend much more time watching pharmaceutical industry and malpractice attorney television commercials, arguing with their health insurance companies, waiting in line at the pharmacy, surfing medical websites of varying credibility, listening to the advice of celebrity physicians, formulating an opinion on the Affordable Care Act based on the musings of cable television pundits, empathizing with friends and family members wronged by the system. Their friends tell them they also had the flu, but their doctor is amazing, and the antibiotics he gave them patched them right up. And they often hear much worse from sources offering the illusion of legitimacy.

In most industries, a tightly controlled marketing message is critical to an enterprise’s success. The tighter the control over that message, the fewer the parties allowed to disrupt it, the easier it is to create a clear, compelling value proposition in a customer’s mind. But as physicians, particularly in today’s environment, your personality, your training and expertise, represent only a fraction of society’s collective opinion of the profession. Your message is, in fact, primarily controlled by external forces and is increasingly drowned out by industry “noise.” Your image is bad and only getting worse; it is increasingly undifferentiated, bland, and unremarkable. The profession simply does not receive or, in fairness, deserve the respect it once did.

Why? The simple answer it that healthcare is like no other industry. Nowhere else in our economy can one find another example of such great and growing separation between a “business” and its “customers.” In no other industry are there so many parties tangibly disrupting the relationship between a profession and those that seek its guidance. And we simply haven’t done enough to adjust. We haven’t allowed the profession to evolve fast enough to meet the demands of our time. We’ve allowed the government, the insurance and biopharmaceutical industries, contract research organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, hospital and health system administrators, and all of the other players in this industry to fundamentally change the profession’s image.

You provide patients a service, but they aren’t the ones that pay you. You are paid by insurance companies or other payors to whom you don’t provide a direct service, yet they have tremendous influence on what you are allowed to do for patients. Those companies, however, do not have the same fiduciary responsibility to your patients that you do. You are frequently visited by pharmaceutical sales representatives who are eager to sell you things you don’t purchase. (Interestingly, the biopharmaceutical industry does obsessively control both its message to you and the message it presents to the public, and the two are often quite contradictory.)

You increasingly prescribe and treat according to algorithms that, in most cases, you had no part in developing. And, in truth, other than a trusting glance at the “unbiased literature,” you often really can’t be sure one drug or therapeutic approach is better than the next. (Assuming that a brief analysis of a study’s results and known conflicts of interest is sufficient to untangle the intentionally complex and perplexing relationships yielding the vast majority of medical research today is simply intellectually dishonest.)

You frequently order tests, prescribe drugs, and recommend consults, but you have little control over your patients’ experience while procuring those products or services. You enforce policies that aren’t yours and operate within a system you have little say in designing or managing. You, necessarily, offer therapies patients often can’t afford. Your therapeutic decisions, which are increasingly tied to the skillfully packaged information in professional journals and databases providing only the illusion of scientific rigor, are scripted and predetermined. You are increasingly providing a commodified service that lacks a unique signature and which more mid-level practitioners are being allowed to provide. And being paid by third parties has conditioned your true “customers” to believe your services are worth little more than a twenty-dollar copayment.

Moreover, patients regularly receive multiple bills or statements in the mail, most with your name plastered all over them simply because you are the PCP or PMD of record, which reinforce the image of the “greedy, uncaring physician,” even though none of that money ends up in your pocket. “Hey, she ordered this stuff; we didn’t do it, but pay us.” Virtually every player in this crowded field uses our profession to lend credibility to their own endeavors, yet we bear the responsibility solely and silently, often having no real opportunity to dissent.

It is truly a bizarre industry composed of disparate, nonsensical policies and ludicrous interrelationships. When patients are confused or angry or hurt, you’re the scapegoat. And all of the other parties involved in healthcare, while they publicly empathize and call for change, love it. And you can’t blame them; they’re in business to make money, and they know image is crucial. If someone else is willing to take the heat, why not go with the flow?

So why am I so concerned about what patients think? Why should we care about the profession’s image? Am I saying physicians need to emulate celebrities and politicians, scrambling to hire image consultants and public relations specialists to help them develop and protect their brand? Do doctors need to be liked? After all, physicians aren’t in the “image business;” they’re in the “helping patients business.” Why should image be of any concern? Well, the answer is it’s not just about image. The perception problem is just a symptom of the disease, an easily observable one. The declining image may be little more than a metaphor, but it is a powerful one that allows us to recognize and visualize a trend – the medical profession, as we know it, is in decline; its relevance is dwindling rapidly.

The point of all this is that the distance between you and your patients has grown in the last twenty years, it continues to grow, and the rate at which that chasm is widening appears to be increasing. The ability for patients to see real value, truly differentiated, unique value, in your services is quickly diminishing. Your services are now mundane, common. You are not physicians; you are “providers”. You are not providing an invaluable service; you are providing something that others can provide equally well at a lower price. You are selling things that can be found lying around on the web or being sold on street corners.

A patient can get both advice and the flu shot from pharmacists; psychologists can now prescribe drugs in some states and more states are jumping on board. Prescription pads and the ability to legally give medical advice are being handed out at an unprecedented rate. Despite once being the central, indispensable figure in the delivery of healthcare, physician compensation represents significantly less than 10% of all healthcare expenditures in this country. Physician influence on healthcare policy, physician ownership and control of the business of medicine, are likely even more negligible in scope. And this was all made possible by one of the most successful marketing ploys ever attempted in this country — the introduction of the word “provider” by the insurance industry.

“Physician” is a unique term with real meaning; “provider” is a word without meaning, a term without history or consequence. Its introduction sought to change the psychology of healthcare, to reorganize the system, to establish a new, conveniently flatter hierarchy, and it was an astounding success. Similarly, “primary care” is a hollow phrase also imposed on the profession. “Family doctor” was a specific term, a warm one that unambiguously conveyed information about level of training, specific role, and accountability. “Primary care,” when coupled with “provider,” sought to completely eradicate that clarity and replace it with vague insinuation, professional anonymity, and an overwhelming sense of transience, a sense of “anyone can do this.”

The next ploy, the current iteration of this brilliant approach intended to reorganize the system, is to drive a wedge between you and your patients, to reach beyond the psychological and into the practical, using every legal administrative hurdle, internet connection, traditional media outlet, government agency, pharmacy, and supermarket to accomplish the task. Hey, maybe Starbucks is next – one free digital rectal exam from a trained barista with the purchase of your next latte.

Using virtually any other industry as a model, the ideal situation would be one where you see patients, and then those patients reach into their pockets and pay you, acutely aware of the value of the service just delivered. You would control as much of a patient’s experience as possible while under your care. You would have the ability to apply at least a modicum of creativity and independence, breaking free of nonsensical, biased algorithms without the fear of malpractice lawsuits. You would not be required to repeatedly pay organizations to “prove” your knowledge by passing tests with little relevance in the real clinical world. You would not be consistently forced to undergo additional training, while others are given more freedom to operate independently in the same fields with significantly less training and accountability.

No document with your name on it would find its way into a patient’s hands if it did not originate from your office. You would have legal recourse to swiftly claim fees left unpaid for failing to comply with arbitrary administrative exercises that play no role in improving patient outcomes. And you would not be forced to complete tomes of useless administrative paperwork in the first place or would, at least, be compensated for doing so. You’d possibly even have some control over what you and your specialty are called. However, none of this legitimately earned courtesy, none of this professional respect, none of this deference for your expertise currently exists.

Instead of a clear, unified message, misinformation and poor policy continue to flood the system. Patients still believe that most physicians are “rich.” Many see physicians as “greedy,” as profiting from human suffering. Many don’t even know what type of training their “provider” has, often assuming that anyone with a white coat can do the same thing, leading to the belief that there is very little room for physician autonomy in developing a unique, well-differentiated service or novel therapeutic approach.

And perhaps rightly so, since breaking free of the almighty algorithm, actually applying any of the knowledge and training in biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, and many other disciplines that physicians possess, is discouraged by the system in the name of a uniform, “evidence-based” approach, no matter how unscientific and biased. If you read the comments following any online articles about the profession, you will quickly find these assertions about the public’s increasingly negative opinion of physicians are accurate.

But the profession hasn’t done enough to reassert its independence and relevance in the modern marketplace. Reimbursement is declining, but medical school tuition is increasing at an unprecedented pace. Residency training, fellowship training, and board certification are all becoming either more difficult to complete, longer, or more expensive, and medical hyperspecialization is touted as necessary, an inevitable trend given the increasing complexity and pace of scientific discovery. Yet others with significantly less medical training are being allowed to do more to meet the growing demand for healthcare services.

Every new strategy is rife with contradiction; every trend diminishes the profession, limits it, and, frankly, puts patients at risk. Each new policy, whether initiated by the government or private insurance companies, every new pharmaceutical company commercial goading patients to seek the latest, equally ineffective, hot drug from you, every new guideline governing professional development or certification, every duplicitous, ineffective attempt at increasing access, only serves to add more complexity to an already tenuous relationship, to create more distance between a physician and his or her patients. Even social media and other emerging technologies, technologies that should hold great potential for the profession, are being used much more effectively by other players to further their own agendas.

I felt compelled to write this piece simply to point out that the way the system is organized and the direction in which it is headed are increasingly breeding what I refer to as a culture of contempt, contempt for the medical profession. Most of what patients find distasteful and unjust about their healthcare experiences is not your fault, yet patients attribute it to you. You bear the brunt of their frustration, despite being increasingly stripped of the ability to control your own practice, to truly be independent, to even compete in an industry you created. And every attempt at correcting the problem only seems to make it worse. Is it a conspiracy? Is it an attempt to completely eradicate the profession? I don’t think there is some master plan to accomplish that, but competing interests and ill-conceived policies are effectively accomplishing the same unfortunate result.

This culture of contempt is spreading, growing in intensity, and the results will be catastrophic. Our current direction won’t just lead to patients not liking or trusting us; it will lead to patients viewing us as insignificant and irrelevant. More importantly, while greater access to care, public health education, and the dissemination of medical information are necessary and beneficial in the right context, the propagation of the message that sound medical advice is a cheap commodity that may be procured anywhere, from the internet to the local pharmacy to the grocery store on the corner, is dangerous.

I understand these opinions may not be popular or politically correct. But the system, in my opinion, is so broken, so dysfunctional, that nothing short of completely restructuring it will do. And this article is intentionally unfocused, little more than a collection of loosely cohesive observations, to reflect precisely the lack of focus and cohesion present in our approach to medical education, professional regulation, and overall healthcare policy. My next piece in this series, however, will outline five strategies the medical profession mustimplement if it would like to remain relevant in a system that has repeatedly shown contempt for it, if it wants to survive.

For now, though, I hope you understand I am not trying to be overly dramatic or alarmist in my characterizations. And perhaps I only see this trend so clearly because I spent eleven years working in other, more traditionally operating industries before joining the profession. But the truth is that without major change I will be writing an article in a few years entitled, “How Physicians Became Clerks – The Downfall of a Once Great and Noble Profession.” Honestly, I could start writing that article today.

Luis Collar is a physician who blogs at Sapphire Equinox. He is the author of A Quiet Death.

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Miss Janet Yellen, darling~~America is in a deep~~and widening~~Depression~~you don’t get to have any inflation now, dear heart~~weren’t you an attentive little girl at Yale?~~

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 Inflation, Strangely Low, Holds Key to 2014 Fed Policy

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 Stubbornly weak inflation is shaping up as the wild card for U.S. monetary policy makers this year, with top Federal Reserve officials stumped by why it has lingered so low for so long and at odds as to what to do about it.

As the Fed wrestled through last year with deciding when to start trimming its massive bond-buying stimulus, the bulk of attention was focused on the unemployment rate, which until recently has been slow to fall following its spike up to 10 percent during the recession.

By last month, policy makers had grown confident enough in the job market to dial back on the program. Figures released Friday showed the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 6.7 percent in December, despite the smallest monthly job gains in three years. With much of the hiring slowdown attributed to bad weather, however, many analysts say the Fed will stay on track with plans to end bond buying by late this year.

But there is a hitch: inflation has been drifting down for much of the last two years, measuring a feeble 1.1 percent in November by the Fed’s preferred gauge.

The longer it lingers well below Fed’s 2-percent goal, the more at least a few policy makers worry it is a sign that the recovery might not be as strong as it looks. In theory, inflation should rise as the job market heals.

“There’s a lot we don’t know about inflation,” said Eric Stein, a portfolio manager for Eaton Vance in Boston. “I think it’s certainly frustrating to them.”

Both Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren and Chicago Fed President Charles Evans have referred to stubbornly low inflation as a “puzzle,” and have warned that the longer it persists, the more likely it is that there is something rotten in the state of the economy.

“Most people are assuming it’s temporary, but the longer we continue to not see it move back to the 2 percent goal, the more we have to be concerned that there are things going on that we have not fully incorporated in the model,” Rosengren told Reuters this week.

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But understand it or not, the inflation data is key.

The U.S. Commerce Department’s personal consumption expenditure index of inflation, which the Fed follows closely, is “the critical monthly statistic for analyzing Fed policy in 2014,” Pimco’s Bill Gross, manager of the world’s largest bond fund, said in his monthly letter to investors.

Outside the measure most closely watched by the Fed, which strips out food and energy costs, there is little evidence of momentum for higher prices, in the United States or elsewhere.

The Commerce Department says goods prices through November had fallen for four straight months on a year-over-year basis, and larger-ticket durable goods items were down by nearly 2 percent from a year earlier, the fastest annual decline in nearly three years.

Moreover, recent commentary from U.S. retailers indicated that many relied heavily on discounting to lure shoppers during the recent holiday sales period.

And it’s not just a U.S. problem.

Euro zone inflation fell unexpectedly in December from the month before, increasing the European Central Bank’s challenge of avoiding deflation as well as supporting the bloc’s recovery.

There are “miles to go … before a policy rate hike,” Gross said, predicting the Fed will only start raising rates in 2016.

Janet Yellen, who will take the reins as Fed chief after Ben Bernanke’s term ends Jan. 31, has been particularly attuned to the threat of too-low inflation, explaining at a 1996 Fed policy-setting meeting that when inflation falls below 2 percent, “nominal rigidity begins to bite,” pushing up permanent unemployment.

A certain amount of inflation, say 2 percent, is necessary to grease the wheels of the economy and put downward pressure on unemployment, she argued then. As head of the Fed’s communications sub-panel, Yellen helped get the 2-percent inflation goal enshrined two years ago as an explicit policy aim.

To Yellen, high unemployment is simply unacceptable. “Long spells of unemployment are particularly painful for households, impose great hardship and costs on those without work, on the marriages of those who suffer these long unemployment spells, on their families,” Yellen said in her confirmation hearing last year.

And that very focus on unemployment, and her recognition that too-low inflation can be a contributing factor, is why “inflation is the key dynamic for Yellen and the Fed this year,” according to Lou Brien, a Chicago-based analyst for DRW Holdings. “The labor market is not unimportant, just less so for their policy decisions.”

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At the same time, if inflation does begin to pick up back toward 2 percent, as many policy makers think it will, the Fed could have less leeway to be patient on its removal of stimulus.

Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota, who wants the Fed to add to rather than pare its stimulus, made that point in a town hall meeting Thursday evening.

While the Fed is “failing to deliver effectively” on its promise to keep inflation at a predictable 2 percent, he said, the fact that it continues to stay low means the Fed can ramp up stimulus without the constraint that higher inflation would impose.

Some policymakers, including the hawkish Kansas City Fed President Esther George, take the view that low inflation readings currently are an aberration, caused by lower-than-usual healthcare costs, changes in the way the price index is calculated, and low import prices.

To George, the real danger is potentially higher future inflation should the Fed continue to add assets onto its now nearly $4-trillion balance sheet.

Others, like centrist San Francisco Fed President John Williams — seen as closely allied with Yellen, who was his boss when she headed the San Francisco Fed — believe inflation has “clearly bottomed,” as he told reporters this week in Phoenix.

Even Rosengren and Evans, who have raised questions about why inflation is so low, predict it will rise back to 2 percent in coming years.

“Because inflation surprised to the downside in 2013, it remains a wild card for the Committee in 2014,” St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Friday, nevertheless forecasting it will edge up to about 1.6 percent this year.

Yellen, in her only interview since she was confirmed Monday, signaled she agrees with that take.

“The recovery has been frustratingly slow, but we’re making progress in getting people back to work, and I anticipate that inflation will move back toward our longer-run goal of 2 percent,” Yellen told Time Magazine on Monday, the day her nomination to the Fed chair received final Senate approval.

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Egbert Roscoe Murrow was born April 25, 1908 at Polecat Creek, near Greensboro,[2] in Guilford County, North Carolina, the son of Roscoe C. Murrow and Ethel F. (née Lamb) Murrow. His parents were Quakers.~~
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We gaze out the frosted windows of the Winter Palace onto the bustling men of Washington~~members all~~in good standing~~of the latter-day Lernaean Hydra~~serving dutifully the whims of their masters in The Party in this latest iteration of America’s Harvest of Shames~~the 2014 migratory mess called~~with appropriate disingenuity~~by these men ~~

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~~Immigration reform~~

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In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra (Greek: Λερναία Ύδρα) was an ancient serpent-like water monster, with reptilian traits (as its name evinces), that possessed many heads — the poets mention more heads than the vase-painters could paint, and for each head cut off it grew two more — and poisonous breath and blood so virulent even its tracks were deadly.[1] The Hydra of Lerna was killed byHercules as the second of his Twelve Labours.

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We sigh and watch our frigid breathe~~for The Palace~~as the city Herself this night~~is cold and foreboding.~~
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Soon, all heads of the  Lernaean Hydra will vote out immigration reform to serve the needs of one head of the Hydra~~called Democrats~~who cynically desire an endless power base among the impoverished Mexicans they pretend to care for~~and from our own Republican Hydra~~whose rich businessmen owners cold-heartedly seek yet more slave labour at the expense of the already economically decimated American poor man.~~
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Mr. Edward R. Murrow was a brave reporter and a good one~~no silly news girl was Edward~~there is naught like him today.~~
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Mr. Edward R. Murrow was a communist and yet his chronicle of The Harvest of Shame concerning the seasonal slavery of the Mexican migrants in California’s Imperial Valley was a tempestuous masterpiece of real reporting on a subject of true American horror.~~
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Watch Americans~~and be horrified~~be shamed~~as~~
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~~Terrible as Edward R. Murrow’s biting commentary about the Mexicans of 1960 was~~it is far, far less the horrific than that now soon to be visited upon the Americans themselves by our Lernaean Hydra at Washington this winter~~called~~
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Shamelessly so~~
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Immigration reform~~
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Watch, listen, think, my dears~~
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The Palace endorses for all viewers this epic work of Mr. Edward R. Murrow~~
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 The Caravaggio painting, The Taking of Christ or The Kiss of Judas, was recently recovered in Berlin after four members of a reputed international gang of art thieves attempted to sell it.  Stolen in July, 2008 from the Museum of Western and Eastern Art in Odessa, Ukraine, the Caravaggio painting was cut from its frame after thieves bypassed the museum’s antiquated alarm system.~

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Matthew 26:14-16

English Standard Version (ESV)

Judas to Betray Jesus

14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

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Luke 22:48

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Sonnet 43 – How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XLIII

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.~~

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Song of Solomon 3:2-5

King James Version (KJV)

2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.~

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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 


 
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Rejoice and Glad!!

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Mr. Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl”~~here depicted~~

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Our Little Match Girl is emblematic of the great mass of disenfranchised Americans this New Year’s Day, 2014.~~

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She stares through the window from her desperately cold sadness to see the base, gluttonous, gaucherie of Washington~~a City where the Party never stops and the people who live outside Her walls~~cannot even stay warm at Wintertime~~

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 Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Match-Seller~~
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It was terribly cold and nearly dark on the last evening of the old year, and the snow was falling fast. In the cold and the darkness, a poor little girl, with bare head and naked feet, roamed through the streets. It is true she had on a pair of slippers when she left home, but they were not of much use. They were very large, so large, indeed, that they had belonged to her mother, and the poor little creature had lost them in running across the street to avoid two carriages that were rolling along at a terrible rate. One of the slippers she could not find, and a boy seized upon the other and ran away with it, saying that he could use it as a cradle, when he had children of his own. So the little girl went on with her little naked feet, which were quite red and blue with the cold.

In an old apron she carried a number of matches, and had a bundle of them in her hands. No one had bought anything of her the whole day, nor had any one given here even a penny. Shivering with cold and hunger, she crept along; poor little child, she looked the picture of misery. The snowflakes fell on her long, fair hair, which hung in curls on her shoulders, but she regarded them not.

Lights were shining from every window, and there was a savory smell of roast goose, for it was New-year’s eve – yes, she remembered that. In a corner, between two houses, one of which projected beyond the other, she sank down and huddled herself together. She had drawn her little feet under her, but she could not keep off the cold; and she dared not go home, for she had sold no matches, and could not take home even a penny of money. Her father would certainly beat her; besides, it was almost as cold at home as here, for they had only the roof to cover them, through which the wind howled, although the largest holes had been stopped up with straw and rags.

Her little hands were almost frozen with the cold. Ah! perhaps a burning match might be some good, if she could draw it from the bundle and strike it against the wall, just to warm her fingers.

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     She drew one out – “scratch!” how it sputtered as it burnt! It gave a warm, bright light, like a little candle, as she held her hand over it. It was really a wonderful light. It seemed to the little girl that she was sitting by a large iron stove, with polished brass feet and a brass ornament. How the fire burned! and seemed so beautifully warm that the child stretched out her feet as if to warm them, when, lo! the flame of the match went out, the stove vanished, and she had only the remains of the half-burnt match in her hand.

She rubbed another match on the wall. It burst into a flame, and where its light fell upon the wall it became as transparent as a veil, and she could see into the room. The table was covered with a snowy white table-cloth, on which stood a splendid dinner service, and a steaming roast goose, stuffed with apples and dried plums. And what was still more wonderful, the goose jumped down from the dish and waddled across the floor, with a knife and fork in its breast, to the little girl. Then the match went out, and there remained nothing but the thick, damp, cold wall before her.

She lighted another match, and then she found herself sitting under a beautiful Christmas-tree. It was larger and more beautifully decorated than the one which she had seen through the glass door at the rich merchant’s. Thousands of tapers were burning upon the green branches, and colored pictures, like those she had seen in the show-windows, looked down upon it all. The little one stretched out her hand towards them, and the match went out.

The Christmas lights rose higher and higher, till they looked to her like the stars in the sky. Then she saw a star fall, leaving behind it a bright streak of fire. “Some one is dying,” thought the little girl, for her old grandmother, the only one who had ever loved her, and who was now dead, had told her that when a star falls, a soul was going up to God.

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     She again rubbed a match on the wall, and the light shone round her; in the brightness stood her old grandmother, clear and shining, yet mild and loving in her appearance.

“Grandmother,” cried the little one, “O take me with you; I know you will go away when the match burns out; you will vanish like the warm stove, the roast goose, and the large, glorious Christmas-tree.”

And she made haste to light the whole bundle of matches, for she wished to keep her grandmother there. And the matches glowed with a light that was brighter than the noon-day, and her grandmother had never appeared so large or so beautiful. She took the little girl in her arms, and they both flew upwards in brightness and joy far above the earth, where there was neither cold nor hunger nor pain, for they were with God.

In the dawn of morning there lay the poor little one, with pale cheeks and smiling mouth, leaning against the wall; she had been frozen to death on the last evening of the year; and the New-year’s sun rose and shone upon a little corpse! The child still sat, in the stiffness of death, holding the matches in her hand, one bundle of which was burnt.

“She tried to warm herself,” said some.

No one imagined what beautiful things she had seen, nor into what glory she had entered with her grandmother, on New-Year’s Day.~~

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A cold, bitter, biting and brutal frost has settled over the Americans this New Year’s Day, 2014, Wednesday~~

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What man will lead the Americans into the first rays of cheerful, warming, Springtime sun?~~

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 Every schoolboy learns~~or at least~~learned~~Milton’s great poem~~Paradise Lost~~in which the poet reminds us so poignantly that~~

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“Long is the way, and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.”~~

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Be not tired, today Americans~~

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Be not unsettled~~there is a Lord Above Who hears your troubled cries~~

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Harken to Him~~for there is, Mr Milton writes~~A Paradise Regained~~for all of us~~who are good and just~~

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“Yet he who reigns within himself, and rules
Passions, desires, and fears, is more a king.”
― John MiltonParadise Regained~~

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Simon Peter searches for God~~

Little Match Sellers~~this New Year’s Morn, 2014, Wednesday~~things at Washington are quite terrible, I know~~and you must pay all the, endless, immense sordid bills~~run up by the Party~~

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Yet~~be of good cheer and shine your light~~and remember always Mr. Milton’s words~~to lead the sermon for today~~

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“Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind”~~

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We who are good and just and likewise want all Americans to be~~happy, healthy, gainfully employed, prosperous and content~~today pray that God will reveal to us our own~~

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American Moses~~to lead us out of darkness~~into the light~~

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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 


 
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Finis Origine Pendet~
 
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Rejoice and Glad!!

Amen~~

 

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The Scot alone truly understands~happy tears~HAPPY NEW YEAR”S EVE 2013~~2014

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The song begins by posing a rhetorical question as to whether it is right that old times be forgotten, and is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships.[9]Thomson’s Select Songs of Scotland was published in 1799 in which the second verse about greeting and toasting was moved to its present position at the end.[9]

Most common use of the song involves only the first verse and the chorus. The last lines of both of these are often sung with the extra words “For the sake of” or “And days of”, rather than Burns’ simpler lines. This allows one note for each word, rather than the slight melisma required to fit Burns’ original words to the melody.

Complete lyrics
Burns’ original Scots verse[4] English translation
(minimalist)
Scots pronunciation guide
(as Scots speakers would sound)
IPA pronunciation guide[10]
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne* ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp !
and surely I’ll be mine !
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine ;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,
frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !
and gie’s a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give me a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an nivir brocht ti mynd?
Shid ald akwentans bee firgot,
an ald lang syn*?

CHORUS:
Fir ald lang syn, ma jo,
fir ald lang syn,
wil tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

An sheerly yil bee yur pynt-staup!
an sheerly al bee myn!
An will tak a cup o kyndnes yet,
fir ald lang syn.

CHORUS

We twa hay rin aboot the braes,
an pood the gowans fyn;
Bit weev wandert monae a weery fet,
sin ald lang syn.

CHORUS

We twa hay pedilt in the burn,
fray mornin sun til dyn;
But seas between us bred hay roard
sin ald lang syn.

CHORUS

An thers a han, my trustee feer!
an gees a han o thyn!
And we’ll tak a richt gude-willie-waucht,
fir ald lang syn.

CHORUS
ʃɪd o̜ːld ə.kwɛn.təns bi fəɾ.ɡot,
ən nɪ.vəɾ brɔxt tɪ məin?
ʃɪd o̜ːld ə.kwɛn.təns bi fəɾ.ɡot,
ən o̜ːl lɑŋ səin?

CHORUS:
fəɾ o̜ːl lɑŋ səin, mɑ dʒo,
fəɾ o̜ːl lɑŋ səin,
wiːl tɑk ə kʌp ə kəin.nəs jɛt,
fəɾ o̜ːl lɑŋ səin.

ən ʃeːr.li jiːl bi juːɾ pəin.stʌup!
ən ʃeːr.li ɑːl bi məin!
ən wiːl tɑk ə kʌp ə kəin.nəs jɛt,
fəɾ o̜ːl lɑŋ səin.

CHORUS

wi two̜̜ː heː rɪn ə.but ðə breːz,
ən puːd ðə ɡʌu.ənz fəin;
bʌt wiːv wɑn.əɾt mʌ.ne ə wiːɾɪ fɪt,
sɪn o̜ːl laŋ səin.

CHORUS

wi two̜̜ː heː pe.dlt ɪn ðə bʌɾn,
freː moːɾ.nɪn sɪn tɪl dəin;
bʌt siːz ə.twin ʌs bred heː roːrd
sɪn o̜lː laŋ səin.

CHORUS

ən ðeːrz ə ho̜ːn, mɑ trʌs.tɪ fiːɾ!
əŋ ɡiːz ə ho̜ːn ə ðəin!
ən wiːl tak ə rɪxt ɡɪd wʌ.lɪ wo̜ːxt,
fəɾ o̜lː laŋ səin.

CHORUS

 dine = “dinner time”
 ch = voiceless velar fricative, /x/, at the back of the mouth like /k/ but with the mouth partly open like /f/. Similar to “Bach” in German
* syne = “since” or “then” – pronounced like “sign” rather than “zine”.

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John Begg – Shinbashi

Here is the second post on another great little bar in the Shimbashi neighborhood of Tokyo.  We stumbled into this place when I had planned to go to Susie’s but found it closed.  John Begg sits right next door, and it’s sign is quite a bit more prominent and inviting than Susie’s.  I should start off by saying that regrettably I did not take any pictures at John Begg, so I shamelessly clipped these off the internet.  To the Japanese reviewer who took them, I hope you do not mind!

John Begg was a Scotsman from Aberdeen.  He started the New Loughnagar Distillery in the 1845, and as a result of receiving the “Royal Warrant of Appointment” as a supplier to the Queen (Victoria) he changed the name to Royal Loughnagar Distillery.  John Begg passed away in 1880, and the company was later acquired by John Dewar Ltd and Sons in 1916.  Today the company is still going strong as part of the massive holdings of the beverage giant Diageo.

While the origins of John Begg Whiskey are well documented, how this John Begg bar came about in Shinbashi remains a bit of a mystery.  What I can tell you is the place is run by a Mama-san who has been tending to this same establishment for quite a long time (40-50 years?).  It is my understanding that this bar originated in 1949.  My guess is that not much inside has changed since.  It is a much bigger place than Susie’s next door, but before you think it must be large, please don’t forget you had to turn sideways when you walked into Susie’s.  John Begg is small.  A very nice curved wood bar fronts around 6 or so stools along the right side of the room.

To the left is a seating area with three small sections that can seat around 9 at the most.  A few comfortable looking very small couch type pieces along with a few stools.  That’s it.  What makes this place so cool is the decor, both behind and on the bar as well as on the walls.  It is tasteful, old, and classy.  There is a very large painting of the Mama-san when she was young.  A very beautiful lady, both then as well as now.

John Begg has many different liquors but seems to specialize in Whiskey.  Begg’s brand is of course the “house pour”, and I would recommend the 12 year old Royal Loughnagar Single Malt, which was quite tasty.  Two capable and experienced barmen tend very professionally to the drinks.  The service is first rate.  One speaks a little bit of English, which was very helpful (I did not have my Japanese co-workers along for this adventure).  The place had some classic looking coasters seen here.

Go to John Begg if you want to relax and go back in time.  Enjoy the serenity of the place, the nice service, and the fine cocktails.  The craziness of Shinbashi is outside all around you, but within these walls you can escape.  You can enjoy.  There is a Ginza feel here, which is only a few blocks away.

I hope to return to this place with some of my Japanese friends so I can find out more about it from the Mama-san.  Shinbashi, Tokyo and the world needs more places like John Begg.  Search them out before they are gone forever, like Susie’s next door.

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Non Sibi~~
 
 
Finis Origine Pendet~
 
 
 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
 
 

Rejoice and Glad!!

Amen~~

 

 

 

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      Fact is the Republican Party is supposed to be the part of small, limited government and while they talk the talk, they just don’t walk the walk, they either don’t deliver, can’t deliver or don’t want to deliver.

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    Quite so, Craig~~quite so~~and that is what the pitched combat in our Party is about~~what does the Party stand for~~whom does it represent~~a combat that to my mind may very well lead to the dissolution of both Parties fairly soon as the utter failure to represent core constituent groups applies even more brazenly to the other Party~~than to our own~~ 

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  • ~~I think it is dawning on a very broad cross section of the Americans that this city of my birth and now~~aged life~~ Washington, District of Columbia~~is the mortal enemy of the Americans and that what needs to be radically transformed is not America Herself but rather Washington, DC~~a distinction~~ and a difference of~~considerable consequence~~
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Jake Boehner has the Speaker’s gavel courtesy of Tea Party.~Period.~

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The Republicans need to think long and hard about who they are.

The temperature against the Tea Party has been turned up by our own operatives to such an extent that one really must ask~~do Jake Boehner and others know how they came to have their positions?

Jake has the gavel courtesy of Tea Party. Period.

If Jake and others insist on vilifying Tea Party, it will only benefit the Democrats.

I am a true believer in staying within the party structure and hashing out our differences and collectively coming up with a candidate in 2016 who is sunny, optimistic and wants to make America great again.

The Republican candidate will win in 2016 for myriad reasons~~most of which are structural~~and very dull. The question at bar here, today, is~~will that make any difference?

For example, I envision a campaign that will define the modern Presidency as it ought be defined on platforms just this simple~~

That a man who has never held any office will win office in a massive landslide if~~he simply sticks to this platform alone~~

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~~The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~personally and directly~~
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And that~~
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~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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And that~~beyond that~~The new President will~~Leave the people the Hell alone~~

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~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 


 
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Finis Origine Pendet~
 
 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!

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