A New Economy – One View

No matter if you’ve followed my posts, immersed yourself in the MSM or dug into the myriad of analysis and speculation on the internet – chances are you’ve come to this conclusion: this world will not be the same as it emerges from the Wuhan pandemic. To put it more bluntly – we will all see a dramatic change. The world as we knew it has already ended. So how will things take shape from here?

Who knows? Nobody can seriously predict the future. Certainly not me. What I can do is put forth a hopeful scenario. Unlike anyone’s predictions or speculation, my idea is not something we can or should wait for some “leader” or “organization” to implement. Rather, I see this current circumstance as a fantastic opportunity to put ourselves on the correct path to individual liberty and self-government.

Backtracking just a bit, for months now I’ve been “preaching”, if you will, about reclaiming our birthright – our God-given Constitutional Republic. My conclusions on this developed from a lifelong disconnect over two things.

One: a belief in our constitution as the law of our land and nation.

Two: the realization that reality isn’t working as it is supposed to – constitution-wise.

It took a lifetime of prayer and searching to realize what should have been obvious. It’s not working because WE aren’t working it! There is nothing wrong with the machine – the constitution. The problem is “operator error”. In short, our attitude as citizens has been “set it and forget it” or “be sure to vote, then go back to your life”. This is not how self-government was ever intended to work!

How many times have you been angry at one of your “representatives” for their actions or failure to act? How often have you sat idly by when law after idiotic law is passed? Have you contacted your representatives? Have you attended public meetings? Political party events? Written letters to the editor? No doubt you have. I’ve done all that myself. My own results can be described as disappointing, at best. How about yours? All of this is participation. It is not “self government”. What?!?

I consider it safe to say all of my efforts and yours are attempts to work within “the system”. What is this system? It was not built by you and I. This system was in place long before we were born. It is a “top down” organization where “our leaders” decide matters and from time to time pay lip service to “the constituents” by appearing to listen to them from time to time and by accepting “votes”. Typically, by the time any votes are tallied, the decision has already been made… and not by us. The result?

The controllers control. They control the process. They control the system. They control the outcome. The outcome generally results in extracting our money and further limiting our lives. Now, they’ve made a mess of things and we allowed it. The question is will we continue to allow it?

Don’t get me wrong – we can point fingers all day long and for every tomorrow until the end of time – it will get us nowhere. Sure the controllers ran wild – looting and stealing anything and everything they could, and all of that right from under our own noses. Often, we helped them. We’ve certainly enabled them. That’s the point, really. When it comes right down to it, we can blame nobody but ourselves. Granted we’ve been duped from birth. When has ANYONE else told you our Constitutional Republic was your God-given birthright? Did you listen? Are you listening now? What are you going to DO about it?

If all you can do is throw up your hands in surrender then you have your answer. The controllers are happy to control. You need do nothing. No worries. The controllers prefer it this way as long as you do nothing other than what you are told to do. Go ahead. Do nothing. You might as well get on your knees now because that is where you will spend the remainder of your life. Serving your betters. If this leaves a bad taste in your mouth – good! There is hope left. It does not have to end this way.

So what does all this have to do with the economy?

Is the news of this near nationwide shutdown new to you? Of course not. Yet, here we all sit, waiting for permission to go back to work. Permission from who? The President? He is deferring to the Governors. So the Governors then? Why? By what authority have they shut us down anyway? Even if they did have such authority, there is now a great deal of question about the wisdom of their actions. Either way, as self-governing citizens, WE have the final say. WE have the authority to overrule our representatives – those whom we elect to pass laws and administer those laws. Now, how about we expand this thinking?

Our Economy

Just about all economic activity is regulated on the state and federal level. How regulated? A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced here in Virginia to “allow” certain “cottage industries”. This is just one example of how subservient we’ve allowed ourselves to become. We cannot make and sell cookies or soap without government approval. The fact is there are very few activities we can engage in without some sort of “permission”. In other words, we “self-governing” citizens are required to seek permission from some government entity before engaging in nearly all trade and/or service. Ostensibly this is touted as a means to “protect” us citizens. Makes sense in a way, as it is just one more way to give up liberty for “safety”. This pandemic shutdown is a blatant demonstration of just how much control the controllers want. Up until now, we let them have it. The thing is… we can put a stop to all of this RIGHT NOW. How?

A few posts ago, I wrote if President Trump really wanted to reboot the economy, he should get government out of our way so WE can handle it. Imagine the economic powerhouse this nation can be if we shed the shackles imposed upon us by our own employees – our governments. Already, in response to national needs real and perceived – businesses across the nation have retooled to supply many market demands. We can ALL do this, in one way or another.

Let’s go back to work, but before we do, let’s reconsider what “going back to work” means to each of us. Let me ask you… what do YOU want to do? Do you have a dream? Is there something you’ve always wanted to do? To produce? Why not do it now? Now here’s the rub…

While we can do these things individually, we cannot do this alone. If I struck out to make “widgets”, I’d surely be shut down by some “authority”. The same goes for you. We need to couple our individual economic might with local authority – self-governing authority. To this end we need to emulate the 2A sanctuary movement to some extent by gathering at our town and county seats to pass resolutions sending a message to the capital that WE are open for business and THEY are essentially shut down.

We need to put the controllers on notice – county by county, town by town, village by village: we are done with the “status quo”. We are taking up our authority and taking matters into our own hands. We will let them know when their services will be required and what we will require of them. It is high time we turned the tables on the controllers. The correct way for a constitutional republic to operate is from the bottom up. THIS is what self-government means!

The controllers have failed spectacularly. This should be no surprise. They’ve been on this path for decades. They’ve fouled our Republic to such an extent so it can no longer function as a republic. Either we take up our own stewardship or bend a knee to our new lords. We can blame nobody but ourselves for this. At this point “blame” is the least of our worries. No matter who one holds responsible this mess has to be cleaned up. Do not expect the controllers to fix what they’ve so handily ruined. The real question is:

What are YOU going to do?

God bless,

Andy

Had Enough YET?

Headlines in the news this morning include warnings about the “second wave” of the Wuhan Flu is expected to be worse than the first. (Fox) and another warning about an even deadlier mutation emerging.

Meanwhile… the controllers tighten their grip…

Ask yourself… where is all this going?

It is obvious to me from the controllers want us to believe they know best. After all they are in control… not us. They are our betters after all. WHO says? Why they do, of course!

Get this: they know nothing… IF that! Take the vaunted Dr. Anthony Fauci, we now know he was wrong – very, very wrong about his projections, as were so many top “experts”. Now we have more experts on every side of the argument all saying different things. It was Fauci who held back on the quinine-based treatment. He wanted more tests. How many people would die without any hope before “he” would be satisfied? Granted, while these medications showed promise and have been used for over 40 years, they are not without drawbacks. But if you could choose between taking a risk that could save your life and certain death… what would you choose? That’s the point – the choice should be yours not some ivory-tower egghead’s.

A few posts back I made a mistake in my own projections. I owned up to it but you know what? After I said I was wrong – and I was – the stats came out on several real “experts” in the field with expensive computerized knowledge and mountains of data. Guess what?  Their projections were far more inaccurate than mine. Granted, I only extrapolated a couple of weeks and, bluntly put, my methods were sloppy as  hell. Even so, my mistake was tiny compared to the ‘big boys’.

My point here is there are a few – a comparative handful really – people who are raping, pillaging and destroying our nation based on data and projections that may turn out to be… “Oh well, guess we were wrong on that one! Heh, heh.” Well screw that.

Now the democrats and other politicians – do not think for a minute party matters when power is at stake – want to corrupt our elections. Governor Ralphie Northam of Virginia has already pissed in that pool by suspending the need for voter ID.

This and every other despicable thing the controllers are doing has got to stop. WE CITIZENS have got to PUT a stop to it. Enough is enough. It is time to take up our God-given authority and reclaim our birthright.

God bless,

Andy

 

 

 

BACKFIRE!

I’m finding a LOT of irony these days – please excuse my overuse of the term but WOW!

Backfire:

1)  (of a plan or action) rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended.

2) a fire set intentionally to arrest the progress of an approaching fire by creating a burned area in its path, thus depriving the fire of fuel.

Yesterday I was somewhat stunned to learn of the citizens amassing at Lansing Michigan in protest of their Governor’s abuse of her office.

To my fellow citizens in MI – you are not alone!

Now there are calls for similar citizen actions across the nation and across the globe!

I saw another one more general to this – citizens ready to reclaim ALL our rights and liberties. We need this. The nation needs this.

Sunday Gov Ralphie in VA “proudly” eliminated voter ID in the commonwealth saying “every voice in our democracy deserves to be heard” [paraphrased].

Ralphie – you are either incompetent or arrogantly pompous – take your pick. Our nation, our commonwealth is NOT A DEMOCRACY! Democracy is equivalent to MOB RULE. Ours is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC and as such we have a document to prevent tyrants such as yourself from abusing the office you were entrusted with and the citizens of this commonwealth.

WE THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA AND THIS NATION are poised to reclaim our birthright. Either repeal your unconscionable  and illegal decrees and so-called “legislation” or face the consequences. We will no longer tolerate your abuse. We have the authority and if necessary we WILL exercise our right to dissolve this commonwealth and begin anew.

“whenever any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. “

For the record – THAT is democracy!

God bless,

Andy

Spike in China Wuhan Deaths – What Does It Mean?

Today I was a bit surprised to see a dramatic jump in the daily death toll attributed to the China Wuhan virus. Should we worry? I don’t think so. Here’s why…

For the record, I went back to work on Monday. Part, only part, of my reasoning was it seems the curve is flattening. This indicates the Administration was correct about the peak. My thought at the time, and so far the figures bear me out, was if the peak of new cases was expected in two weeks then we should be AT the peak of the spread of the virus 10-14 days prior. So, at least as far as that part is concerned, my reasoning seems to have held some water. Sadly, that may be where my “brilliance” ends.At least one virologist claims all the precautions we are taking are exactly wrong. What we should be doing instead is living our lives as normally as possible. This, he says, will help us develop a “herd immunity” as  a population. I do see his point.

Yet another scientist says the death rate for this virus is very low – much lower than expected. I’ve seen other reports saying the numbers are pumped up by attributing nearly everything to this virus. Would this come as a surprise?

Then there are some who will say… “when your number is up – it is up”. Not everyone who says such is Christian or even believes in God. We all die. We all get sick from time to time. I’ve suffered from a few viruses that were pretty bad, but I lived. Thus is it beyond the scope of sanity to ask… is all this other stuff really worth it?

I say no.

I, for one, have had enough. Virus? Bring it on. We now have at least a chance to treat it. From the reports I’ve seen when treatment works, it works very well. Many of the deaths we’ve seen thus far are from those who went untreated. All it all, this virus is no worse as any other. In fact, horror stories aside, it may be statistically far milder.

As far as the spike in today’s numbers, I’m  thinking it means we did, indeed, reach a plateau ten days ago. This is around when the peak in new cases appeared. Now those who were confirmed are dying. Were they treated or not? We may never know.Should WE the people decide on the whole, enough is enough and resume our lives… or better yet, reclaim our birthright – our constitutional republic –  by wrenching out of the grasp of the controllers, there is a good chance of seeing more spikes in the virus. Yes, certain groups are working on a vaccine. I am not sure I trust any of them. I am certainly opposed to the idea of submitting to some “papers please” scenario to prove my viral status.

Does this concept cause anyone else to think of “the mark of the beast” where those who refuse it can neither buy or sell? The “mark” may or may not be exactly as described in The Revelation… yet. However if I was a wagering man, I’d put my money on the accuracy of scripture.

Meanwhile, I’m saying it is time to step up and face down the controllers. They are mad with their newfound power and they need to be put in their place. Yes. They are controllers by nature but their nature does not grant them the authority. The authority is in our hands. Almighty God Himself granted us the right to rule ourselves.

God bless,

Andy

 

Is “Normal” Gone for Good?

Chinese Wuhan update – another massive spike 1970 new deaths. Despite what I hear from the media new cases are also on the rise. There was a rather large dip but it was only a dip. Now the pattern seems to be three days before a spike and not two. The pattern broke and not for the better.

One more thing… thus far this virus is sweeping through highly populated areas. Well, duh, what would anyone expect? I do not think rural areas are going to escape. A “second wave”, so to speak will hit those of us in flyover country. I doubt if this wave will be as bad due to the extraordinary precautions we are taking. My last venture into town revealed most people wearing masks and avoiding contact. How will this affect the outcome?

My thought this morning: Well… there goes our cognitive bias. Much has written about this cognitive bias thing. The actual term is a specific named bias i.e. “normalcy bias” – meaning of course – nothing changes. As someone who tends to resist change at all costs, I know, much to my chagrin, everything changes all the time. Still we like to delude ourselves with the idea of sameness. Well now all of that is out the window. Everything is changing right before our eyes. The question now is – how will we deal with it?

Last night I watched some dodo – I’m sure he is one of the “important” dodos – tell the world this virus thing is going to keep us locked down for 18 – eighteen – months.. Yeah. No. I don’t see that happening. Already we are going stir crazy as a nation. It is not so bad for me as I can write and such. I have more stuff to do than ever before. Too bad none of it seems to pay a nickel.

If it is true this virus is not going away anytime soon, then I think we, as a nation, will make the decision to move on. Already there are calls to get back to work. Already I see stirrings of “let’s get this thing over with!” In my mind’s eye I see a soldier under sniper fire saying “Aw HELL!” and running straight at the threat.

While I’d love to see us stand together in town halls and county seats to tell the controllers to stuff it, I doubt such a thing will happen – not at this time. What I can see is open defiance – for lack of a better term. One story cites what they call a “Rebellion” by a local sheriff who refuses to stop citizens for “disobeying” orders to stay home.

Yesterday I tweeted about AG Barr asking Congress to allow suspension of the Constitution. He should know better. Neither Congress nor anyone else has the authority to suspend the Law of the Land. Such an action has a name and the name is treason. Likewise the controllers have zero authority to order citizens to stay home. They just don’t. They can ask. They can plead. They can beg. They cannot order. No such provision exists in our Constitution, nor should it. The entire idea of self-governing is to leave the final decisions up to us. And this is what I can see happening.

Already, we’ve seen a few who refuse to kneel. It is a trickle. There will be more. Soon it will be a flood. Will the virus spread because of this? Probably it will. Now the “experts” are suggesting there is no stopping this virus. If this is the case we have a choice – live out our days in poverty and fear – something like the second coming of the dark ages or chuck it and move on with our lives. I suspect we will choose the latter.

Taking all of this into consideration, the very things we are doing to prevent or at least mitigate this pandemic may well prolong it. If the bug swept through the nation as it did in parts of Italy and New York, it would surely take a huge toll but then it would be essentially over. Yes, reinfection is a possibility but if it is, then it will be either way. Unless the virus is totally eradicated, then it will continue to plague us. While we can sit and wait for someone to come up with an effective treatment, no one can guarantee if or when this will happen.

God bless,

Andy

Is This The End?

As the pandemic rages, speculation abounds!

In recent posts, I’ve offered articles and observations about controllers doing what comes naturally… exerting control. For the most I’m pointing out how they’ve abandoned their facades, showing their true colors.

My own hope is we citizens can seize this moment ourselves and reclaim our birthright, our liberty and restore our nation to the limited government intended by the founding fathers.

Not so fast, Bucko. In case you haven’t noticed our “champion” President Trump not only signed the last abominable pandemic act but is now proposing a new one. At the risk of ticking everybody off, I am neither Anti-Trump nor Pro-Trump. He is one man. Even if he is or will become the BEST PRESIDENT EVER, he can only serve one more term.  Trust me on this one, the deep state can survive President Trump. That said, throwing another few trillion into the fire is not going to fix our nation. What it WILL do is enrich and entrench more deep state swamp creatures.  How do I know this? Every dollar spent filters through one or more creature lair. They are everywhere. Think cockroach infestation on steroids.

This pandemic has devastated ours and the world economies. We can’t spend our way out of this. Trump’s reasoning is pretty simple, at least from what I heard him say. He says that since we are paying almost zero interest on this debt, it is “free money”. I guess nobody told him there is no free lunch. If you know anything about The Donald, you should understand his critics are correct to point out his bankruptcies. How and why does anyone go bankrupt? By borrowing more money than you can pay back.

While I agree on the need for roads, bridges and things like high-speed internet at my rural door, this is not the way to go about it. Let’s face it: our employees on both the state and federal levels oversee annual massive budgets. My point is, they’ve had money to spend, OUR money, all along and yet the infrastructure suffers from neglect. As so many have pointed out before, our governments do not have a revenue problem, they have a spending problem. It has got to stop.

What’s the alternative? It is simple but not at all easy. We need to shut government down. Make them get out of our way. It cannot happen all at once – or at least it should not. For example suddenly shuttering Social Security would destroy those who depend upon it. The same goes for Medicare.

That said, I can give you an example near and dear to my heart. Hemp.

Here in Virginia, the hemp industry is getting underway again. Last year was the first year when farmers could openly grow it – with the express permission of state. This year, they’ve been handed ten more pages of regulations further impeding what they can do.

I have a friend who is a farmer. He’s grown tobacco all his life. Now that the government has almost entirely destroyed his livelihood, he’s trying hemp.  Last year was not great for him but promising. Instead of expanding on his success, he is facing more issues. It is bad enough he has to wrestle with the problems facing him from learning a new crop but he is forced to work around state officials whose sole purpose is to impede his progress. What is their concern? Why, he might grow marijuana instead! Oy.

For years, I’ve heard  many say, legalize it and tax it! Some states have done just so. Bluntly put, screw that. Let’s say we get the government out of the pot business entirely. In other words… stop – just STOP! Yes, I realize this means a pretty good hit on government revenue. What will law enforcement do if they cannot stop citizens in the streets and search them because the “smell marijuana”? What will they do if they have to forgo no-knock raids and stop killing dogs and citizens in the process? The HORROR! Get over it. The price we pay as a society is not worth the results. Drugs have not been eradicated. Quite the contrary, they are widely available. Get real. Get over it and drop it.

This is just one area where government needs to go. Other cottage industries need to flourish. Many do not because of… you guessed it – government regulations. Let’s start with income taxes. Shutter the IRS. You heard me. Close the doors. Lock them and melt the freaking key!

From there we can start the shut down by attrition plan. No new hires. If someone retires, either their job is eliminated or filled from within. Once we get started we should be able to identify all sorts of government agencies we can do without.

Okay so maybe I’m dreaming. Is it so bad to fantasize about putting government where it belongs – UNDER us? Is it so wrong to want to reclaim my birthright and take my rightful place in a nation of self-governing citizens? I don’t think so. It appears I am not alone.

The article below speculates this pandemic could actually help accomplish my dream.

Are the Globalists Finished? 

God bless,

Andy

Chinese Wuhan Virus Update – Tuesday April 7

Wrong again – big time.  There was no update yesterday as I was working on other things. Even without my day job, I cannot seem to gain enough time!

Sunday I displayed the daily death chart and wrote about patterns. The problem is I cannot seem to count to four. My bad. All I can say is blindspots are like that – at least for me. I am glad to see I can still root them out from time to time. Meanwhile…

Anyone looking at the graph and my so-called analysis might easily see the run up to a peak was four days, not three as I was saying. Now that pattern is broken as the last run up before the decline actually was three days. Is this a big deal? Probably not. In fact, I very well could be looking at the wrong thing or even obsessing over numbers that will mean nothing in the long run. So be it.

What really got me started and startled was the relatively massive jump from March 30 to 31. The daily toll went from 558 to 912 or close to doubling. This is what got me on the penny roll. Okay, bad pun. Thank fully the doubling has not occurred again. Hopefully it will not.

If you look at daily new cases – there was a marked decline from April 4th to April 5th of nearly 9,000 cases. April 6th was up almost 5,000 cases from the 5th but still below the high on Saturday. Could this be the start of a decline in new cases? If so this could be either good or bad news depending on how you look at it. For me, the jury is still out. How could a decline of cases be bad?

What do you think will happen once we confirm we are over the hump? Won’t we all breathe a sigh of relief? Won’t we all relax and think about getting back to “normal”? Seems reasonable to me. And that could be a problem if we all relax to the point of rebooting the infectious cycle. Hence my own consternation.

As a nation, we NEED to get back to work. We NEED to move forward economically. How long can we live like we are now? Already the circumstantial factors of this virus has taken a much larger toll than the virus itself.

The way things stand now, we’ve dug ourselves a massive hole. Unemployment is raging. Our economy is suffering. We’ve allowed our employees to run wild with the national credit card. Now they want to max out one or two new ones. Already, the controllers have mortgaged our future. We cannot stand for this.

Remember the saying “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees”? This is the very real danger we face. It is much worse than any virus. We must all ask ourselves – what is the true price of this pandemic? I am not willing to sacrifice my freedom for “safety”.

God bless,

Andy

 

 

Wuhan Update – Sunday April 5

I never intended to do much, if anything on the Chinese Wuhan Corona Covid19 virus pandemic, though I DO think we could probably come with with a few more names for it. Sheeesh! However, I started the other day with a dire prediction to explain why I and my wife decided to stay home for a while. Was this a good decision? I don’t know. It was based on the numbers I’m seeing and a whole bunch of different factors.

One thought struck me as I watched one of President Trump’s daily briefings. While I am not one to glue myself to the television, nor do I adamantly watch, follow or seek out any politician, I have caught a few of these, at least in part. Anyway, Trump stated he expected the virus to peak in about 2 weeks. Granted I take all such statements with a grain of salt. That said, I got to thinking. With an incubation period of 10-14 days, this suggests those who should know as much about this virus as anyone, think it is now as widespread as it is going to get. This being the case, NOW is the time to step back and hunker down. So we did. Now I watch.

So far I’ve been following the numbers. My first attempt at extrapolating these – drawing them out to see how the current trend might evolve was amateurish at best. While I may be improving, I doubt if I’ll ever be great at it. That said, I can share what I’m seeing.

To begin with I followed the numbers on the Fox News Home page. They have a graphic using Johns Hopkins materials. Then I went to the Johns Hopkins map page detailing this stuff. Better yet but they do not graph the daily death increase. As morbid as this sounds, I’m thinking it is more pertinent than other figures. Either way, I came across another page keeping count: Worldmeters. This one is nowhere near as fancy as Johns Hopkins but the numbers seem to be closer to real time – plus they have the all important (to me) daily death increase metric.

Here is the U.S. total as of Sunday Morning April 5, 2020: 8,454 deaths

We had 1331 total deaths April 4th, up from 1045 April 3rd – April 2nd saw a total of 974. So far this is a startling increase in the number of people dying from this. Please note, I’ve seen some say not all of these deaths attributed to Wuhan, are actually Wuhan. Another grain of salt.

While the incremental increase is larger each day, the increase as a percentage has declined slightly. This is somewhat encouraging. However I am not sure if it actually means anything. So what happens tomorrow? If the pattern hold out, we should see a decline. Look again at the graph:

The numbers go up, up, up and then down before rising again. This pattern is pretty consistent. Not only that but the day after the numbers will rise again and again. On the third day we should see a spike. This has mostly been the pattern so far. Will it continue? Yes and no.

As with any pattern, it could break at any time. As those in financial circles like to say “past performance does not guarantee future results”. As a matter of fact, at some point the pattern WILL break. It has to as the only other possibility is for it to continue until the human race is extinct. Oh, wait a minute, the pattern would still have to break… wouldn’t it?  The bottom line is, it is not a question of IF it will break but when. Why is this important?

A break in the pattern will indicate a change.

Right now, my biggest concern is whether we will see an exponential rise in cases and deaths. Why be concerned about this? Look, I know some people hate to think of math – especially when it come to more advanced ideas like “exponential” stuff. One easy way of looking at this is the “double a penny a day” concept. If you had a penny and could double that every day for 30 days… how much would you end up with? Over $5 Million dollars. Look at the chart below.
This same idea works with people infected with the virus only the numbers are worse. Why? Because each “penny” i.e. each person infected can infect as many others as they come in contact with – either directly or indirectly. THIS is the problem! Consider the number of people in the U.S. now infected… over 311,000. Each one of those who now are confirmed as having the virus walked around for up to two weeks potentially infecting others and those “others” are infecting still more people. This does not account for those who have it and are NOT confirmed.

Please understand, I am not putting this out to cause you to fear but to share the bigger picture I see. Already we are mitigating this with frequent hand-washing, masks and keeping distance. All of this slows the potential spread. As I said before, closing the schools could be the BEST thing anyone could have done. Not because schools are bad or the kids are rotten – okay, maybe we can get back to that 😉 but because parents have to work and schools hate to miss their cash flow from attendance so the trend is to send sick kids to school anyway. I cannot count the number of times my own kids brought home bugs from school. Early on, we kept our kids home if they were questionable, but after so many times we just shrugged and sent them to school. Due to the trend, all we were doing was keeping our kids from getting credit from being at school, er, getting an “education”.

The bottom line is while some howl in protest, I would still rather take a few days off from work and keep an eye on things. Hopefully, I can accomplish a few things I can’t while at my day job. The economy is already in a shambles. My actions will not even register on the economic scale. We can thankfully withstand a bit of wage loss. As such our decision is intensely personal and is by no means a recommendation one way or the other. I can only suggest you evaluate your circumstances and make the best decision for you and your family. You may find an entirely different set of metrics to base your decisions on. Hopefully, my reasoning, such as it is, will at least provide something useful to you.

God bless,

Andy

Wuhan Update – The Good News Is – I Was Wrong

Yesterday I predicted 8,000 deaths by today. Thankfully the numbers came in far short of this to just over 7,000. I’ve never been happier to admit I was wrong in my calculations. Praise God! The bad news is deaths did see the largest increase ever from 969 on April 1 to 1321 – a 36% increase. Yes, I could argue Saturday is just beginning but, full disclosure here, I was thinking and talking about the days the numbers were reported, not the actual day someone died. So I was indeed wrong about this. Chalk that up to my being a lousy statistician. Even at this, the numbers are not promising a downward trend quite yet. If wishes could come true, I’d also wish I was wrong about something else – the controllers penchant for control.

Also in today’s news is the fully disturbing story of facial recognition companies rolling out thermal imaging capabilities with their products. These cannot only detect people with ease but also determine if they are “running hot” i.e. have a fever – not to mention what weapons they may be carrying. This last effectively negates any guise of “concealed carry”. Yes, certainly concealed from the public’s eye but any “official” thug with the right hardware can make it difficult for any citizen at will. Maybe this is a good thing. How?

Just as this current pandemic has stripped away any pretense of the controllers lust for absolute control, this technology draws back the curtain on what it all really means. It hands over to anyone “in authority” near complete control of citizens. In other words, this is the ultimate demonstration of where our society is headed if WE, the CITIZENS, allow it. In addition it focuses attention on the real issue here: What any law-abiding citizen carries is NOBODY’S BUSINESS! It is just not. You can whine and cry about all the “what-ifs” you want but until someone DOES SOMETHING ILLEGAL, there is no crime. The fact is if a badged thug stops a citizen because s/he carries something “suspicious” – THAT is a crime against the citizen. Can you see this? “Carrying something suspicious” is NOT a crime! Detaining a citizen without a reasonable articulable suspicion the citizen committed an actual crime – IS a crime!

Let’s set aside all the arguments about citizens carrying in “prohibited” areas for the moment because this is NOT where things are going. Where things ARE going is complete and total surveillance of as many citizens as technology will allow. Already some companies are proposing mounting this technology on drones – as if this already hasn’t been done. What is to stop “authorities” from mounting equipment on vehicles to scan homes as they drive down the streets? How long will it take for “authorities” to begin raiding homes one by one until all threats to their power are eradicated? My question is not “how far will they go” but rather “when will WE say enough!”.

Will we citizens take the lessons this pandemic offers and force the changes necessary to right this nation or will we succumb to further destruction of our Constitutional Republic? If we refuse to learn from this, what will it take? It seems the next step down the road we are headed crosses the line into to total subservience. WE have to authority, the ONLY authority to stop this cold. For this to happen, WE have to step up, take up our stewardship and assert our God-given authority to self-govern.

It is up to us.

God bless,

Andy

Wuhan Virus FUD – (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)

What ever else is happening in the world today – FUD, fear, uncertainty and doubt has to be topping the list. This virus is not only infecting people but every aspect of our lives – even if you never, ever come in contact with the bug itself. Consider my own circumstances, if you will.

My wife and I decided to pack it in and stay home as of Wednesday. While we have our concerns and, yes, even fears – as our eldest son, 23, was potentially exposed. His bride works in the health care field. Neither tested positive. While he is young and relatively healthy, he has lung issues already so we do have cause for concern. As I am now past 60, my age alone needs to be taken into consideration, though I am a fairly healthy over 60 by the grace of God. Even so, after reviewing the data, we decided the risk of infection is greater than the reward of a couple weeks pay.

Overall, I tend to ignore the media and the horror parade. These days we are bombarded with so much negative news, a recent story predicting a rise in suicides is not surprising. The economy all over the world has tanked. Unemployment is hitting historical levels. Food and other supplies are unstable. Guns and ammunition is vanishing from the shelve. Many governors have ordered or at least implored citizens to stay home. Congress finally acted only to extract an unprecedented sum from citizens while promising to throw us all a bone. Meanwhile the media rages hysterically – pumping out fearful propaganda while refusing to air daily briefings from the White House, citing the plethora of “misinformation” coming from the administration. While even I must admit, the MSM are THE experts on misinformation, their claim is naturally suspect. It reminds me of the old line… “everything you know is wrong, but you know that.”

Most of those I’ve talked to express doubts. The biggest doubt is whether this Wuhan, Corona, Covid19, Chinese virus is a “thing” or not. Is it real? Is it made up? I’m pointing out that this does not matter any more. This entire pandemic has taken on a life of its own. Now the virus is secondary, even as the numbers of infected and dead rise, the aftermath promises to be devastating. In other words, the crud is now overwhelmed by the FUD. The only thing we can do at this point is take whatever precautions we can and ride it out.
This morning, the numbers actually show a hint of promise. While the number of deaths tripled in just six days – from 2,000 reported on March 29 to 6,000 as of this morning – April 4, the rate of increase seems to be slowing. Mind you, I am not a statistician. I have not “done the math” so my assessment is approximate. The next day or two should tell. If the trend continues, expect the number of deaths to reach 8,000 by tomorrow – Saturday. If this is less, it could indicate a downward trend instead. While this would be good news, much damage is done already.

Now is the time to put aside our fears and shore up our resolve. Take precautions for sure. The actions we are taking here are more for the sake of prudence. I see no need to go out and mingle. While I abhor social distancing “orders” in themselves, I will not allow my pride or my personal objection to the tone of those in government to overcome common sense. The fact is, when the commonwealth closed down schools a couple of weeks ago, I was rather disgusted at their apparent knee-jerk reaction. Thought and hindsight brought me to the realization that closing down the petri dish network aka the public school system was actually the very best thing they could do.

Who knows how long this siege will last? All we know for sure is the longer this goes on the farther we will sink economically. For now our priority will be to continue to prepare to weather this storm. Continue? You say. Yes. We are awful at gardening but, we will try once again. We will look for other chinks in our preparations and fill those in as we can. As of now there are still some things we can do so whatever we can do we will.

Understand, the globalists will continue to try to leverage this to usurp more power. Do not think they will allow the logical argument this pandemic demonstrates for decentralization. Their solution is always, always, always more government, more control in their hands. We cannot allow this. Not only is logic on our side but opportunity also. Once the world starts moving again, we should step up and assume control. No, I am not talking about marching on capitols but rather meeting our neighbors locally – at county seats and village halls and sending a strong message to our employees in government – no more! It is time to scale back this monstrosity you call “government”. You WILL either begin to represent US or you CAN and WILL be replaced. The lobbyists, the handlers and the controllers have got to go. We need to replace them with citizens from our own ranks and charge those citizens with the arduous task of dismantling the beast. They cannot be expected to do this alone so we cannot expect to send them off with a pat and turn our backs. We are stewards of our nation and WE must step up!

God bless,

Andy

Wuhan Virus – The Big Picture

File this under wild and crazy speculation if you will but DO consider the following:

First and foremost, I do not think I am alone in suspecting there is more… much more going on than what the uppity-ups are calling a pandemic. IS it really a pandemic in the first place? One definition of the word “pandemic” itself is: “(of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.” Speculation aside, let us stipulate this qualifies as such and move on.

Notice the qualifying term – prevalent. Nothing here says “deadly” nor even dangerous. Nor does this definition require a certain number. It merely has to be “prevalent”. Prevalent is defined as “predominant”, meaning “having or exerting control or power.” Why go through all of this?

From almost day one the Siamese twins of the media and the politicians have bombarded us with fear. While shoving actual facts under the rug they’ve done all they can to ramp up panic. If you or I had done anything like this even on a minuscule scale – we’d be facing charges of inciting a riot. They’ve attacked the President on every level. EVERY. LEVEL. Chuck Shumer lead an attack weeks ago when he berated the President for closing the borders to China too early. Yeah Chuckie – you OWN it! Consider the complaints of the political correctness of his team. Consider the lie they spreads about the WH pandemic response office being “dissolved”. The open attack I saw at a WH press conference included the suggestion President Trump personally pulled the plug inferring some dubious motive. The group was in fact reorganized and moved. Yes at least one disgruntled Nobamaite lost her job. Cry me a river. They attacked the President when he challenged the WHO mortality rate – on excellent logic, if you ask me. They attacked him when he stated researchers may have found a cure. Again, the evidence is mounting he is absolutely correct on this. But all of this runs far deeper than the fear. Why would they want to create a panic?

It is a blatant power grab. This is happening on so many levels it is frightening to see just how far the controllers will take it. Their gloves are off so they can wrap their sticky fingers around every possible liberty we have. California, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia and the list keeps growing. It is not just the feds and the states either. Local dictators are emerging usurping authority even they rarely dreamed of possessing – shutting down businesses, restricting free trade, free movement and on and on. Governor Ralphie of Virginia has “ordered” citizens to stay at least six feet away from each other. Seriously? Ordered? Ralphie – go stick your head back up your ass and don’t come out until all this is over. Oh! And get out of my life. Actually, I don’t care about Ralphie because I tend to ignore pompous idiots anyway. If he leads anyone – its that crowd. Back to the topic at hand… we have not dug deep enough.

Entire states are shutting down. People – citizens are losing work, even their jobs, production is tanking. Our economy is being flushed down the toilet. The markets are in a panic. Some predicted this fiasco could lead to a global depression. This is not all that far fetched. What would the end result be? Most likely even more draconian government control. Take a history lesson from the Great Depression. Communist Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt entrenched government into our lives so deeply we still reel from the effects. Is this pandemic some sort of conspiracy to invoke global control? Heck, I don’t know. Conspiracy or not, remember their motto… “never let a crisis go to waste”.

Consider the nature of the controllers. They are bullies at heart. They can and will seize upon fear to reach their intended goals. They have already done as much. They will take advantage of any opportunity to further their agenda. Again, they have done so already… many times. They will position themselves and even arrange circumstances to gain more power and control. How do I know this? Again, they have done it, time and time again. They do not stop. They are addicted to their lust for power. As addicts, they will stop at nothing to get their fix. You need not take my word for this – simply look at their records. If they are terrible at anything, it is hiding their tracks. Or maybe they just don’t care anymore, deciding instead to go all out “in your face”. Either way all you have to do is visit a couple of “newsy” websites, go to an active forum or flip through a couple of channels on the TV. This last I am not sure about because I watch very little TV. The last hour or so I spent saw the talking heads droning on and on about the virus situation. It was so bad the commercials were almost a relief. The point is you do not have to look very hard to find examples of political critters scrambling to seize any scrap of power they can lay hands on.

Consider again the components of what we are seeing. A virus spreading somewhat rapidly across the world. Okay. As of this morning the world-wide toll is 421,792 confirmed cases resulting in 18,883 deaths. In the U.S. The numbers are 54,893 confirmed cases with 783 deaths. Finally, Fox News is displaying a graphic with actual numbers.

Since math can be hard for some to picture shall we take the easy way out?

We can do 10% by simply moving the decimal and all we need is a ballpark so…

10% of 421,792 is about 42,179 – half of that or 5% is about 21,090 – so far world-wide – deaths are less than this – not quite 5%. In comparison, the Swine Flu (H1N1) sported a fatality rate of about 4%. Some say as low as 1%. For the benefit of those who would fear monger these stats, I’ll remind you the experts cannot agree on any specific numbers even 10 years after. For this reason the actual numbers are quite likely to be far lower than the highest known figures. Why? Because what nobody knows is how many unreported cases there were or how many deaths were attributed to something else. The number of deaths is surely to be more accurate because, well, people tend to examine dead bodies to uncover the cause of death. The exceptions would likely be those who died far from civilization and those folks are very unlikely to contract such a virus simply because they were out of reach. Social distancing at its best.

The U.S. Figures are even less. Let’s move the decimal two places for a quick calc: Of the 54,893 1% would be 549 (rounded up). We’ve seen 783 deaths – not double the 1% so less than 2% have died from this so far. These are from confirmed cases and again, we do not know how many unconfirmed cases exist. Swine Flu was considered a pandemic also. So all this begs the question: why the panic?

What we are seeing on local, national and international levels is far greater fear mongering and power grabbing than actual danger from this pandemic. It all looks like a badly hacked propaganda campaign than an actual threat. The entire scenario is beginning to stink. As we can now see the scenes from ground level, lets say we lift ourselves up for a perspective from higher up.

Once again, I will suggest there is indeed a battle raging. We are seeing the human component. Beyond our vision, the battle is spiritual. Evil forces – the god of this world is gathering his minions to further his plan to oppress those humans he does not yet control. Sound farfetched? Would you prefer some conspiracy theory? Don’t get me wrong… I have no doubt conspirators exist – men and women huddling behind closed doors devising means to do evil. For proof of that you need look no further than our own House of Representatives. Actually you’ll find rats scurrying all over our nation’s and state capitols. This is nothing new, nor are such things limited to government offices. What I am getting at here is all of these pockets of evil, while not acting in concert, certainly embrace the same source of evil whether they know and/or acknowledge it or not.

Recently I posted a podcast featuring the Biblical prophet Daniel. The scripture included a detail few repeat on how the angel in the account told Daniel how he was delayed by The Prince of Persia who withstood him 21 days before the Archangel Michael intervened. This account reveals how very real spiritual battles take place beyond our ability to see. For those of you who refuse to believe without seeing – have you never had a cold? Were you able to watch your body battle the invading virus? Tell me again how impossible it is for a spiritual world to exist because you cannot view it.

One excellent fictional account about spiritual warfare is the book “This Present Darkness” by Frank Peretti. Mind you, a novel is essentially an extended parable, while a parable is essentially an extended figure of speech. Figures of speech are valid literary tools used to expound on truths so they may be more easily understood. It paints a vivid mind picture to better express a thought. For example one could say “the ground is dry”. Simple enough and entirely factual. If one were to say “the ground is thirsty”, it would not be factually true but the imagery such a statement evokes gets the point across powerfully. This same concept applies to fiction.

 

While figures of speech abound in scripture, I am convinced the record in Daniel is factual rather than figurative – at least as far as the spiritual battle is concerned. Daniel’s dreams and the subsequent interpretations provide excellent contrasts between figurative and literal accounts and well worth studying.

With this in mind, look again at the events of today. Men and women in positions of influence and power – howbeit much of the power is usurped – are spreading fear and uncertainty, causing panic and issuing unconstitutional proclamations. Some are calling for greater government control while one former UK minister advocates the formation of an emergency “temporary” world government to deal with this pandemic. It would be far easier to find Waldo than any good in this scenario.

Note, the brass ring – the golden ring, really – for globalists is a world government. While they vie for their utopian dreamscape as their ultimate goal – they seize upon every opportunity to gain ground towards their prize. “Never let a crisis go to waste”. How is this very thought not the embodiment of evil? While I understand a one-world government must eventually happen, I have no plans to stand idly by, wringing my hands and watch these events unfold unchallenged.

How do mere mortals fight spiritual battles? Obviously we do not normally go head to head with spiritual beings. Our part as Christians is laid out in Ephesians.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

These last days, whether they be few or many, should be spent holding forth the truth. We need to shed light wherever darkness creeps in. Light dispels darkness – this is is a physical and spiritual truth. Philippians states we are to shine as lights.

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Hence the big picture is this: evil abounds in this world as men and women work tirelessly for the forces of darkness. We are the children of light and we must dispel darkness by holding forth the truth. The battle is spiritual so we much utilize those spiritual tools given unto us by Almighty God. In these darkened days there is no greater need fulfill or deed we can do.

God bless,

Andy

Recall Governor Ralphie Northam – The Reality of it All

Just after the 2A Rally in Richmond, I was discussing the line for the petition to recall Gov Raphie with a friend. He forwarded an online version to me. I dutifully and almost gleefully filled it out. I sent the link to a few choice people. Then something nagged at me. I decided to check my facts. Yes, I do this occasionally – it’s not like I can consistently ignore them like I was some sort of Main Stream Media person or some other globalist bastion.

It didn’t take too long to find a very good article by Cam Edwards about the subject. Strangely enough, I do not know Cam, even though he works not far from where I work and, of course, lives here in Southside Virginia. Even so, from this article alone, one can tell he is a clear thinking individual who researched the topic far better than I did.

That said, the reality is, we are likely stuck with Gov. Ralphie. All the more reason to stand up and reclaim our birthright. People like Ralphie are not going to simply go away by themselves. They’ll cling to their power like a tick on a dog.

Anyway, here is the article I found.

What Would It Take To Recall Governor Ralph Northam?

UN Roadblocks In Virginia? Weird Post From Natural News

Okay, take this with a grain of salt. Mike Adams posted this interview with Dave Hodges with a startling report of Both California and Virginia Governor’s plans to invoke UN Troops in a road blockade, gun confiscation scheme. Yeah, no, I don’t see it happening. The very idea is beyond surreal.

I am posting this here because we all need to be aware of not only what is going on around us but what people are speculating. I put this in the category of “fear mongering”. Does this mean we should dismiss it out of hand? No. It would not surprise if such plans were discussed at the controller level – either at or above the governor level. If I was guessing, I would say above – how else would two idiot puppets come up with the same idea at around the same time? I am sure a lot of harebrained schemes are discussed at some level. Take, for example, 9/11 or the Vegas Shooting. I am not saying these were any sort of “covert operations”, then again I am not saying they weren’t. What I will say is there are enough unanswered questions to cause more than just a shadow of doubt.

The bottom line is, while we need to be aware of stuff like this, there is zero reason to get bent out of shape about it. If it happens, it will happen and it will be dealt with one way or another.

One other note here: I’ve come across stuff from the Dave Hodges circle before and I have not been all that impressed. Much of what they broadcast is over the top sensationalism that bears little, if any fruit. They come across as sincere but I’ll remind you sincerity is no guarantee of truth.

Here is the article:

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-12-20-virginia-gov-road-blocks-to-seize-guns-dave-hodges-interviews-mike-adams.html