PSA — Do You Have Any Ideas For New State Legislation? The 2021 Cycle Has Started — Now Is The Time To Talk To Your Legislators by christine_grab in politics

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TLDR: This post is specific to CA, but I am guessing that most state and federal legislative systems are on a similar cycle.

In CA, the legislative year starts at the beginning of September prior to the calendar year (so they are working on 2021 now even though it’s still 2020). From September to December, each legislator decides what they want to introduce for the next year. Bills are introduced in January. Between January and August, the bills are revised and voted on. The final vote is usually at the end of August.

So if you have a legislative idea that you want introduced in 2021, NOW is the time to contact your local legislators.

The California Franchise Tax Board (CA's income tax agency) is Accepting Suggestions From the Public on How to Improve! by christine_grab in politics

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TLDR: On Friday, December 18, 2020, at 1:30 pm (PST), California's income tax agency will be having its Annual Taxpayer Bill of Rights Meeting, where they accept suggestions from the public on how to improve "the system." It looks like the meeting will be online, though that is not confirmed. You can also submit suggestions via email beforehand if you cannot attend the meeting or don't want to speak at the meeting.

Anyone who pays taxes to California knows that the Franchise Tax Board is dysfunctional. Let’s band together in a positive, constructive and legal way to demand that their broken system be fixed! Let's flood them with great suggestions!

I've posted this on national politics because I am guessing that other government agencies also hold meetings like this one. If you are frustrated with a particular government agency, you should look into whether they have a meeting like this. FTB used to keep this meeting secret from the general public until I pointed out that they were violating our state's rights by keeping it a secret. I shamed them into publicly disclosing it on their website. :)

Are The MIC and CIA Behind The Impeachment Of Donald Trump? Kim Iverson (January 2020) by christine_grab in politics

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I also missed this one back in January. I thought it was appropriate to post now since Trump has indicated that he's going to try to break up the CIA. This story gave the background on why he is so eager to do that. I just hope he isn't assassinated like President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy were.

You are right that she and Tulsi would make a great team. Do you think Kim Iverson has any political aspirations?

Pennsylvania House of Representatives RESOLUTION Disputing the 2020 General Election Statewide Contest Results by christine_grab in politics

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TLDR (from the bottom):

  1. Disapproves of and disagrees with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s premature certification of the results of the November 3, 2020 election regarding presidential electors; and

  2. Declares that the selection of presidential electors and other statewide electoral contest results in this Commonwealth is in dispute; and

  3. Urges the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Governor to withdraw or vacate the certification of presidential electors and to delay certification of results in other statewide electoral contests voted on at the 2020 General Election

The GREAT Saturn Jupiter Conjunction: 2020-2040: a BEAUTIFUL NEW WORLD Emerges! NOT what "they" Plan by christine_grab in whatever

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I decided to submit this because I think we all need more hope. The TLDR is that 2021 and 2022 are going to suck but the next 18 years after that will be great. For 21 - 22, governments know that they are losing control and will clamp down harder to try to retain control. Lots of civil unrest as people push back and lots of people dropping off the grid. But she also says it's an amazing time of opportunity to make the world a better place and that we will by 2023. :)

Big Pharma COVID "Vaccines" Are For SYMPTOMS Not The VIRUS -- Kim Iverson by christine_grab in politics

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Correct! That is why they will never cure cancer.

I have a rare kidney disease. I healed myself though diet and 16-hour fasting. Western medicine wanted me to go on chemo, which has abysmal success rates for my illness and heinous side effects. They were trying to make sure that I was sick for life! Then I would need to see the doctor every month and take multiple drugs for the rest of my life. And probably would have been on dialysis, too. It was my realization that the American medical association was deliberately giving bad advice in order to make us all chronically ill. Their goal is to keep their business booming and profits up, not to heal people.

Big Pharma COVID "Vaccines" Are For SYMPTOMS Not The VIRUS -- Kim Iverson by christine_grab in politics

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This video shows why these "vaccines" are a giant fraud. They don't stop people from getting sick, they allegedly make the symptoms less severe. They didn't expose the test subjects to COVID; they gave people the shot and told them to go home and call them if they got sick. When people called, they checked to see if the person got the real vaccine or the placebo and ranked how severe the symptoms were. That is how they came up with the 95% effective number.

Other things worth noting: None of these studies have been peer-reviewed. Moderna vaccine was paid for by taxpayers, Pfizer vaccine was not

Ex-CIA Agent Mark Philips and MK Ultra Mind Control Victim Cathy O'Brien Speak Out: Mind Control IS The New World Order. Trauma is the Key to Programming Us. She Names Names of Those Involved -- Clintons, Gerald Ford, Robert Byrd, Pierre Trudeau and many more... by christine_grab in politics

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Here is a quote from (1 hr 12 min) "I know for a fact that the plan is to make all of us feel totally helpless...That what is happening is beyond our realm to effect because we've been taken over by aliens... That our independence day is dawning... so beware of that... Understand that those criminals have been keeping information and technology from us under the blanket of national security... They are 25 years ahead of us -- at least -- technologically. Can you imagine what they've got now?... They are way ahead so when they say "It's aliens! It's aliens!" and they show us some incredible technology, don't fall into that trap of feeling totally helpless that this is beyond our realm to effect. Superstition begins where knowledge leaves off, and they have been keeping knowledge from us for a long time."

This is totally in line with NASA's project blue beam: https://www.wariscrime.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Project_Blue_Beam-DCM01.pdf

Ex-CIA Agent Mark Philips and MK Ultra Mind Control Victim Cathy O'Brien Speak Out: Mind Control IS The New World Order. Trauma is the Key to Programming Us. She Names Names of Those Involved -- Clintons, Gerald Ford, Robert Byrd, Pierre Trudeau and many more... by christine_grab in politics

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This video is mind-blowing. Mark and Cathy connect so many dots.... CIA uses pedophile rings to traumatize children in order to make them emotionally disassociated so that they are effective drug dealers, soldiers, etc. Edit: She also ties in the Catholic Church and their desire to be a pivotal part of the NWO

Journalist Whitney Webb Discusses Operation Warp Speed - A Technocratic Chess Piece? by christine_grab in conspiracy

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Agreed!

The Coming Rise of Cryptocurrency & Silver - Connected to a Trend of Historical Currency Shifts -- Interesting Info on the History of Money + Astrology by christine_grab in economics

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I have only recently become interested in astrology, and I clicked on this video because, I was wondering if she would affirm my fears that there will be an upcoming economic collapse (spoiler: she does). I've always been a history buff, so I especially enjoyed this video with the historical info + future predictions.

Three Ways Trump Is To The Left Of Joe Biden: No More Endless Wars, Regulate Pharmaceutical Prices and Possibly Pardon Snowden by christine_grab in politics

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Kim Iverson is a far-left journalist. For many, many years the left always touted they were anti-war and the right was pro-war. This, of course, was merely propaganda that made no sense when you looked at the data from which administrations started how many wars, or looked at the actual voting records of each party's politicians... but the myth was perpetuated for a long time. Even in the 2016 election, the left-wing propaganda network kept insisting we needed a left-wing president to prevent more wars. And the propaganda was effective. I know a lot of people who voted for Hillary because they honestly thought Trump was going to lead us into war but Hillary wouldn't -- even though she flat out said she intended to go to war with Russia and knowing her and her husband's war-hawk track records! I was so frustrated that all those people were so brainwashed by propaganda that they set facts aside.

Three Ways Trump Is To The Left Of Joe Biden: No More Endless Wars, Regulate Pharmaceutical Prices and Possibly Pardon Snowden by christine_grab in politics

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Trump already signed the four Executive Orders. We'll see how powerful Big Pharma is to stop them.

How Can I, As An Individual, Fight Government Corruption? (This is Useful Advice For Other Types of Corruption, Too) by christine_grab in politics

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One of the consistent repeating things that has happened throughout history is one group identifies themselves as morally superior, and in their morally superior zealousness, they commit heinous crimes against sovereign people -- sometimes going so far as genocide. You just wrote that wiping out the majority of humanity is necessary to restore morality. You have definitely fallen into this repeating historical pattern. It worries me that people like you walk the streets, ready to lash out and start murdering with no provocation; just the belief that your victim is not as morally righteous as you believe yourself to be is enough justification.

Let's just agree to disagree and move on.

How Can I, As An Individual, Fight Government Corruption? (This is Useful Advice For Other Types of Corruption, Too) by christine_grab in politics

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Thank you for the compliment! Unfortunately, we are going to have to disagree on the points you brought up. I don't think that "destruction, devastation and death" are acceptable "collateral damage," and there is noting that will change my mind on those topics. I believe in the Celestine Prophecy, which is that we are currently undergoing a "great awakening," and as a result of it, we will become a peaceful species that lives in harmony with Mother Earth: https://saidit.net/s/conspiracy/comments/3yi3/the_book_the_celestine_prophecy_claims_that_we/

Daniel Halaby - The Contrarian by christine_grab in music

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I love this song. Thought I'd share. :)

How Can I, As An Individual, Fight Government Corruption? (This is Useful Advice For Other Types of Corruption, Too) by christine_grab in politics

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Thank you! I'm hoping it helps someone somewhere to feel empowered!

CA Supreme Court Accusation Filed Against CA Income Tax Agency Employee for Covering Up Agency's Criminal Activities: Embezzling Estimated Tax Payments From Taxpayers, Racketeering Taxpayers & Overcharging Interest by christine_grab in politics

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SS: I have caught California’s income tax agency, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), running multiple schemes where they embezzle taxpayer’s money, then impose penalties which would not had been imposed had the money not been embezzled. The false imposition of fees is the crime of racketeering. I’ve also caught them overcharging interest.

I have filed an Accusation in the California Supreme Court in which I detail how the schemes work, show the relevant legal codes that proves they are illegal, and then detail how FTB falsely makes these unlawful practices appear to be legitimate. I also call out the administrative court judges at the Office of Tax Appeals, as well as the California Bar Association, for their roles in covering up the criminal activities.

This is a State-Level government corruption scandal that affects every Californian who makes estimated tax payments (including the self-employed, 1099 workers, some retirement incomes, and investment income), who may ever file their returns late, and who may ever be in collections (FTB is the collection agent for most CA and some federal government agencies, including the DMV) . Please share this with everyone you know who pays income taxes in California: https://gwsandiego.net/blog/?p=369

The Federal Reserve's Silent Takeover of the U.S. Economy by christine_grab in politics

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In the last 2 minutes, there is a clip of a former Federal Reserve of NY chairman saying that the Federal Reserve controls all scientific publications in the US. This ties together the conspiracy between the Federal Reserve market manipulation and the COVID-19 pandemic.

If anyone is interested in more reading about the current happenings with the federal reserve, here are some more articles. Honestly, I don't know what to make of everything that has happened this year.

The reserve requirement of banks has been completely removed. The 2008 collapse happened because the banks didn't have enough in reserves to weather the stock market downturn. https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/reservereq.htm

Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Establishment of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility

Mnuchin: Federal Reserve Will Buy Corporate Bonds, Treasuries, Mortgage-Backed Securities In "Vast Amounts"

"In other words, the federal government is nationalizing large swaths of the financial markets. The Fed is providing the money to do it."

Since Politicians Have Not Provided Any Real Solutions To Combatting COVID-19, A Local Non Profit Has Started Implementing Hand washing Stations by christine_grab in politics

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I love this joke. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants: https://i.redd.it/5f8f7iquqic51.jpg

Author Jesse Kornbluth says that when he met Epstein in the 80', he claimed to be both a high level money manager, but also a high level bounty hunter by christine_grab in conspiracy

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Remember the case tied to Epstein where the judges son and husband were shot? Isn't that exactly what the court case was about? That the bank was negligent in identifying that they were laundering money for a human trafficker?

Author Jesse Kornbluth says that when he met Epstein in the 80', he claimed to be both a high level money manager, but also a high level bounty hunter by christine_grab in conspiracy

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Quote from the article "When we met in 1986, Epstein’s double identity intrigued me — he said he didn’t just manage money for clients with mega-fortunes, he was also a high-level bounty hunter. Sometimes, he told me, he worked for governments to recover money looted by African dictators. Other times those dictators hired him to help them hide their stolen money."

I just thought this was an interesting bit of background information.

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Someone on Reddit suggested that this would be grounds for a mistrial and she'd get off.

Since Politicians Have Not Provided Any Real Solutions To Combatting COVID-19, A Local Non Profit Has Started Implementing Hand washing Stations by christine_grab in politics

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Also, if anyone wants to build a hand washing station for their own business/local public facility, here is DIY video for one that looks sturdy and not too hard to maintain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H93WF5NlWaM

Since Politicians Have Not Provided Any Real Solutions To Combatting COVID-19, A Local Non Profit Has Started Implementing Hand washing Stations by christine_grab in politics

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Shelter in place is not real solutions to a virus. All it does is buy time for the legislators to implement the solutions. The reality is that sooner or later people have to go out. Our government has failed to implement anything that will actually deal with the issue of spreading viruses. Per the World Health Organization, the most common and effective strategy for fighting disease are hand washing stations. Getting hand washing stations set up at all public transit stop and outside businesses should have been their first priority. Since this virus appears to transmit most via re-circulated air, lawmakers should also be upgrading ventilation systems on public transit and in public buildings.

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I agree that adults should be able to do whatever they want as long as it is consensual. But involving children or people who did not want to be a part of it is not acceptable under any circumstances. Interestingly enough, I found this article this morning: https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-gavin-newsom-san-francisco-money/ which claims that Newsom's campaign was bankrolled by 8 powerful families. One was he Pritzkers. Virginia Giuffre said an owner of a large hotel chain abused her as a minor, and most believe this was one of the Prizkers, who own the Hyatt chain. Likewise, Newsom was also funded by the Gettys and there have been lots of allegations over the years that they are involved in human trafficking.

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I think the corrupt have hijacked the culture of SF. According to this article, Newsom was elected because he was backed by 8 powerful families, including the Pritzkers. Virginia Giuffre said an owner of a large hotel chain abused her as a minor, and most believe this was one of the Prizkers, who own the Hyatt chain. Likewise, Newsom was also funded by the Gettys and there have been lots of allegations over the years that they are involved in human trafficking. https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-gavin-newsom-san-francisco-money/

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Its also an open secret that CA Governor Gavin Newsom and his current wife are swingers. But in San Francisco, where Newsom made his political career, swinging not necessarily looked down upon.

Megathread: Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein) documents unsealed. Important excerpts will be added here. by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Cathy O'Brien claims that Bill and Hillary partook in orgies together. Virginia Giuffre claims that Epstein and Maxwell partook in orgies together. I know a couples who are into polyamory and orgies. Not all wives are opposed to that kind of thing.

White House Petition Asking Trump To Sign An Executive Order To Make Mandatory Mask Wearing Unlawful by christine_grab in politics

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Personally, I think that is a great idea. BUT, it would take a major re-structuring of our society and culture before that would be feasible. The reality is that our culture does not value children. It's a long and complex discussion, but the quick TLDR is that in most families both parents have to work and there just isn't enough time or energy at the end of a long work day to invest in the kids. Last semester I spent 6 hours a day, every school day, doing homeschool. Most of the other families in his class could not invest that time in their kids, instead, the kids played video games all day long.

White House Petition Asking Trump To Sign An Executive Order To Make Mandatory Mask Wearing Unlawful by christine_grab in politics

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These kinds of petitions don't actually do anything beyond giving the government a finger on the pulse. If enough people sign this, then Trump will know that doing something about the masks could earn him more votes. If the petition doesn't get enough traction, he'll focus on other areas that he thinks will get him more votes. Likewise, if enough people from particular states with mask requirements sign this, the governors of those states may realize this policy will lose them votes.

I am distraught that here in CA, children are required to wear masks. I feel like the restricted oxygen flow cannot be good for their brain and lung development, amongst other potential dangers. I am anxious to get this rule repealed before school starts. There are already concerns about classrooms having high levels of CO2 in them; having a mask on in a room that already is low on oxygen is a bad plan: https://archive.thinkprogress.org/exclusive-elevated-co2-levels-directly-affect-human-cognition-new-harvard-study-shows-2748e7378941/

‘Anti-Feminist’ Lawyer Is Suspect in Killing of Son of Federal Judge in N.J. by ElifromtheBook in news

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That makes sense. Yeah, our culture has gotten to be really shallow, and I think that is tied to why in dating people have a big disconnect with expectations vs reality. The reality is that everyone has flaws and the right person for you is someone whose flaws you can live with.

I also think the shallow nature of our culture nowadays is why we have such an explosion in the homeless population. If something happened to my family and we became homeless, we could couch surf for years because we have a big network of people who love us. But we've invested in deep relationships with all of them. Nowadays, people have hundreds of "friends," but they aren't really friends, only shallow acquaintances. Then they have no one deeply invested in to turn to for help in hard times.

‘Anti-Feminist’ Lawyer Is Suspect in Killing of Son of Federal Judge in N.J. by ElifromtheBook in news

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Thanks for the detailed explanation. I have to admit, I am completely oblivious to all this stuff. I mean, my dad got custody of me and my sisters in a day and age when men NEVER got custody, and he had to fight really hard for it. But beyond my dad's custody battle, men's rights issues hasn't touched my life.

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but Are InCels just guys that women don't find attractive for some reason (ie physically or personality-wise)?

As for the media hate... welcome to the 21st century. I believe the media's primary job is to keep people divided and they are always finding more ways to box people into groups to hate others/be hated. Because if you focus on hating each other, then you don't focus on the atrocities being committed by TPTB.

‘Anti-Feminist’ Lawyer Is Suspect in Killing of Son of Federal Judge in N.J. by ElifromtheBook in news

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I could not agree with you more! You are preaching to the choir with me! I have been actively fighting the State of CA for four years now. I caught them red-handed running two racketeering schemes and overcharging interest. Our government is corrupt AF and I think we all need to stand up to unethical practices by our government. I even wrote a "how-to" post about it recently: https://saidit.net/s/conspiracy/comments/58z6/how_can_i_as_an_individual_fight_back_against/

‘Anti-Feminist’ Lawyer Is Suspect in Killing of Son of Federal Judge in N.J. by ElifromtheBook in news

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Is MRA Men's Rights Association? What does MGTOW stand for?

‘Anti-Feminist’ Lawyer Is Suspect in Killing of Son of Federal Judge in N.J. by ElifromtheBook in news

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On Reddit, they claimed that a lawyer named Angelucci worked with Hollander on the Women-Registering-For-The-Draft case that was heard by Salas. He was just murdered a few days ago in CA, also by someone disguised as a delivery driver. The article mentions his work on the Draft case, and since the article was written prior to the Salas/Hollander incidents, there would have been no reason to go into detail about co-counsel and judge: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8522737/Killing-mens-rights-attorney-Marc-Angelucci-related-work-friends-say.html

His friends believe he was murdered for a case he was working on. In addition to the land grab case detailed in the article above, he was also working on case against CPS. It's odd that these two mens-rights lawyers both died so close to one another. It's odd that they would quickly assume Hollander was the murderer when both the judge and her high-profile attorney husband had a slew of people who would want them dead.

The pieces don't as of yet make a picture, but I will be keeping an eye out for more pieces.

Outrage after California bans singing in churches amid coronavirus pandemic - Pastors call Gov. Newsom's order 'completely discriminatory' after weeks of protests by calmbluejay in WorldNews

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I am late to the party on this one, but here is a petition to recall Newsom. It is a real petition, meaning if it gets enough signatures, it will be on the ballot: https://recallgavin2020.com Californians. please download, sign and mail in. Non-Californians, please share the link with your CA peeps.

🕵️DISCUSSION🕵️ Outrage after California bans singing in churches amid coronavirus pandemic - Pastors call Gov. Newsom's order 'completely discriminatory' after weeks of protests by calmbluejay in BiblicalSubmission

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There is currently a petition to recall Newsom. It is a real petition, meaning it will be on the ballot if it gets enough signatures: https://recallgavin2020.com Californians, please download, sign, and mail the signed copy in. Non-Californians, please spread the link to your CA peeps.

How Can I, As An Individual, Fight Back Against Corruption? by christine_grab in conspiracy

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I am aware of the risks... and this is a good time to say that I am not suicidal, I am a careful driver, and I do not take drugs of any kind (not even aspirin!). But I decided that I cannot live my life in fear. When I look at the world I am handing off to my son and his generation, I realize that I can't hand him this hot mess... I need to do what I can to make it a better place for them.

How Can I, As An Individual, Fight Back Against Corruption? by christine_grab in conspiracy

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Thank you! I realize that our current situation may go really, really bad in the long term, with RFID via 5G and mandatory untested vaccines... but I have a lot of hope that this was a forced world-wide awakening for the whole world and that we will all come together to make the world a better place. The only catch is we need to get on it quick before TPTB succeed in shoring up the power!

Beware if you had old reddit accounts: They're resurrecting old accounts by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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They were required for at least a couple of years, and I am surprised that they took that requirement away. Allegedly, the reason for needing an email address was to cut down on bots.

Beware if you had old reddit accounts: They're resurrecting old accounts by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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I posted this above, bur posting again so you see it: Back before emails were not required, I never gave Reddit my email address. I'd made several accounts back then. I got emails from Reddit to the email address that I never gave them, notifying me that someone was trying to re-activate these accounts and I needed to log in to stop them. I figured it was some kind of trap tp confirm my identity and never responded to them

Beware if you had old reddit accounts: They're resurrecting old accounts by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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Back before emails were not required, I never gave Reddit my email address. I'd made several accounts back then. I got emails from Reddit to the email address that I never gave them, notifying me that someone was trying to re-activate these accounts and I needed to log in to stop them. I figured it was some kind of trap tp confirm my identity and never responded to them.

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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Thank you! This is very interesting info. I appreciate you for taking the time to write it. You've filled in a few gaps for me, particularly with the tax burden forcing farmers into the cities. I think because Europe is very old, people value history more than Americans do. Our country is only 300 years old, and we've essentially erased all history before the pilgrims arrived. I feel like in a lot of ways, Americans are arrogant teen-agers who think we know it all.

I read this last night and thought it was relevant to our discussion: "While mainstream "centrists" will acknowledge that our current way of doing things is unsustainable, they resist making meaningful change. This is because of a cognitive glitch humans have called status quo bias, which can cause us to fallaciously equate change with danger." Quote is from blogger Caitlin Johnstone.

Has anyone been keeping up on Vanessa Guillens story? by its1342 in GenderCritical

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I have glanced at the story a little bit here and there as info came out, but have not read too in-depth because it is too upsetting. But I wanted to say something supportive. I feel like the silver lining of the lock-down is that each and every one of us had to change our lives in some way. For some it was drastic, for others, it was minor. But we've had to conscientiously think about our patterns and how to change them to fit the new guidelines. And now many of us spend our time and energy on different things than we would have normally.

Let's face it. Most of us live on a rat wheel. We just thoughtlessly run on the wheel. Yeah, we all have pivotal moments in our life where we make life decisions, ie, should I change my job?, but for most of us, the vast majority of days are programmed by school, work, or whatever. It's the first time we, as a world, have stopped to re-think what we are doing and why we are doing it. And with less distraction, like sports, it's been harder to keep blinders on to issues like this.

I know things are crazy and tumultuous and scary and bleak right now, but I have a lot of hope that society is at a turning point where we, as a society say we're not going to put up with this shit anymore. If enough of us demand an investigation and don't stop pressuring until we have accountability for her death and the cover-up, they'll have to comply. We should also demand they implement preventative measures to stop this type of thing happening again. Here is a post I wrote a while ago about how we, as an individual, can fight government corruption: https://saidit.net/s/conspiracy/comments/4c0u/some_tips_for_fighting_government_corruption/

Even though there are lots of types of corruption, it is the same broken system that keeps all the corruption going. I call it the fortress wall. I truly believe that if every one of us picks an area of corruption and starts pushing on that piece of wall, we'll take down the whole wall. We can do this!

Edit: Wanted to add this quote from Caitlin Johnstone: "The real revolution is an expansion of consciousness in all directions. Consciousness of oppression and exploitation, of corruption and imperialism, of propaganda and manipulation, of unjust social and economic dynamics, of our own egoic structures and unconscious mental habits. People can't change things they're unaware of. Once they're fully aware of them, change is inevitable."

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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"I mean, even when we want to tell ourselves how civilized we are, the most common form of dealing with injustice in our entertainment industry is to teach how physical demonstrations of strength will fix everything. Batman fixes organized crime by beating them up. Marvel superheroes beat up whatever seems to be threatening the order."

AMEN!

"I was once really interested about distributism, because it emphasizes the the spiritual aspect of wellbeing a lot."

I am curious to hear more. I have just started thinking about this issue recently.

"such thing happened e.g. in Russia, they truly tried to eradicate everything during the communist era that somehow reminded them of the time of Russian monarchy ruled by Tsar."

Didn't the Communists eventually allow religion and some other cultural/history back in because they realized that the culture wasn't rich enough to satisfy (meaning effectively control through narrative) the people? Or do I have that wrong? Clearly, you are very knowledgable about history. I love history, but they don't teach much of it in the US, and what little they do teach is not necessary accurate.

"and revolutions are not always peaceful, and this is the reason why I don't necessarily like multiculturalism, it creates unnecessary uncertainty and ethnic as well as cultural tensions."

You have valid points about people being suspicious and fearful of others who don't think/do things the same as they do. But different does not mean bad, and I think this may be the sticking point we've had in our discussions.

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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Sorry, I forgot to address an important point that you made:

Well, people might figure out what is best for them, but there's no guarantee it will work in the large scale. Nobody is educated enough to fix the big picture, and this is the reason we still need a bigger structure, because there will always be states which punish their neighbors for not being competitive enough either economically or having a capable military to defend themselves. This goes into geopolitcs, but it is another topic I guess.

My thinking may on this topic may be flawed and I am very open to feedback. But my current thought process is that the fortress of control by TPTB looks big and imposing, but it is made of hollow bricks that can be pushed over with enough effort. It's all one big wall, even on an international level because the same exploitative companies are in many countries. I am pushing on one small piece of wall with the CA income tax agency, and I am trusting that other people are also pushing on other parts of the wall, even if they are too far away for me to see. I think if each one of us focuses on one issue that needs fixing -- preferably the smaller local issues at first, then there will be a lot of gaps in the wall and the wall will be so weak that it will eventually collapse. But meanwhile, if we focus on fixing things from the local level and progress upwards, we'll have a lot more success in creating a functional system than starting at the top and trying to work our way down. Does that make any sense?

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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You make excellent points. I believe that the current system rewards sociopathy. Sociopaths like Bill Gates will do ruthlessly unfair things, like stealing other people's technology and monopolistic business practices, to grab on to power and wealth. They then use that power and wealth to exploit resources/people on bigger and bigger scales. With Bill, it started in one sector, tech, and he progressively spread out into other sectors -- now he is literally trying to take over the whole world with his COVID-19 vaccine. And how many millions of people idolize Bill Gates as a hero simply because he is wealthy and created an empire?

We need to identify effective ways to identify and stop these sociopathic behaviors before the sociopath becomes an all-powerful oligarch. Once sociopathy is no longer highly rewarded, people may not desire to emulate people like Gates. We also need to figure out a new system of distributing money/resources. And I don't mean by socialism... I have been thinking maybe we should get rid of the minimum wage so that small business can afford to compete in the marketplace and make a pay cap of the highest paid person in a company can only make 20X more than the lowest paid person? So say, Aetna can no longer pay a janitor $15 and hour while the CEO makes $1,900 per hour. I admit, I need to put a lot more thought into revamping how money/resources fairly works.

We also need to stop the manipulators from encouraging criminal activity. Here is a relevant video on that topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26ORPuH1-rU&feature=share. If you are like me and don't like to watch videos, here is the text that the rap star reads/comments on in the video: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/hdfm30/the_secret_meeting_that_changed_rap_music_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf. Back to my BLM/Antifa analogy, we're seeing a lot of criminal activity being glorified right now (ie looting and rioting) and it is deeply disturbing. We need to get the BLM/Antifa supporters to understand that TPTB are manipulating them to be pawns in a bigger agenda.

But back to the original discussion that started this very interesting and thought provoking thread... I think it is too late to go back to the days of monoculture. With the internet, it is just too easy for information that goes against the official narrative to be uploaded and shared. We have to accept that things are moving forward in a new way, embrace the new way, and try to utilize it for the greater good.

Thank you so much for this discussion. I have thoroughly enjoyed it :)

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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I don't think your exaggerating. The reason globalism has succeeded in destroying the Earth is because companies that exploit people/resources simply move to whichever country will allow them to do the most exploiting for profit. The key is to get the people within each of these countries to stand up to the corruption and say "No more."

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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I wanted to add one more thing that we need to educate people on in school: sovereignty. We touch on it a bit with the concept of my rights end where they infringe on your rights, but Americans seem to think that only applies to other individual Americans in select settings and and not understand how the concept applies to society at large. If Americans understood the concept of sovereignty, we would not stand by and allow wars of regime change. There is no way to morally justify bombing or starvation sanctions because we don't like the way another group has chosen to rule over themselves. Those nations are sovereign and can do whatever they want as long as the people within the nation allow it.

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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The problem lies in the people, and the deviant behavior they somehow tout as a progress to some direction without understanding that with every structural change their problems have only taken a different form, as the problem was never in the structure, but instead, it is always the people.

Correct. As I said above, usually its one group of power-hungry people throwing out the existing group in power and setting up the same basic type of system of control via manipulation that is executed by false narrative. People need to learn to identify false narratives and manipulation. Maybe those are things we can teach in school?

Your Catholic Church example was great. Basically, you said clearly that historically, society rewards wealth. Over time, different manipulators changed the societal narrative to steal the power and then hoarded the power and wealth for themselves. But you basically said they should have stuck with the original corruption of the Catholic Church and never should have changed it in the first place. The reason it changed each time was because that societal narrative wasn't working for the masses and they all agreed to a new narrative that they hoped would work better for them. It didn't but that is because the narrative-makers were self-serving. We need to stop rewarding manipulators with wealth. And in those days, it was very easy for TPTB to control the narrative, yet they couldn't keep up the false narrative forever.

Going to stick to the examples currently happening in the US: ANTIFA and BLM are both spouting false narratives. The color of your body suit has no bearing on your character, for better or worse, and is thus a false narrative. Violence is a violation of the sovereignty of others and is reprehensible in all forms. Saying violence is ok for the sake of protest is a false narrative. Everyone who supports these movements has been duped by the false narratives. If I understand where your point of view is coming from, this is what you mean by counter-culture, correct? A narrative different than the main societal narrative, but not necessarily any more true (and possibly demonstrably less true) than the official societal narrative?

The truth is that in the current economic system, the rich are hoarding all the resources to the detriment of the masses, and as a society, we need to change the way money distribution works. Maybe we need to change the way money works altogether since fiat currency is dubious. That is the truth that TPTB are trying to keep covered up. They know that the money system only is in place because we as a society have agreed to it, and we can stop agreeing at any moment. The MSM and many corporations seems to support these false BLM and ANTIFA narratives, which makes it appear that the current group in power are grabbing on to a new angle with which to hold power since their current narrative is rapidly disintegrating with the light of truth shined on it from social media and alternative journalism. Hence the mass banning we are seeing now on Twitter, FB and Reddit.

But things like communism simply move the wealth from private to government, giving those in the government all the power to exploit the same as the private owners did before them. Switching from one exploitative system to another does no one any good.

The solution is to 1. stop rewarding manipulators with wealth 2. educate people better they have better discernment skills to spot false narratives and manipulation. 3. Then there will be more people like me, who go after the existing government legally and peacefully in order to change it so it serves the people instead of exploits the people. With more people pushing on the government to force them to operate openly and fairly, things will just naturally improve.

So... are we in a housing crisis yet? by PencilPusher55 in conspiracy

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Thank you! I just edited my comment above to finish what I had started writing about. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I am not an economist, but I did work in banking for 13 years, so I have some understanding of how the system works.

So... are we in a housing crisis yet? by PencilPusher55 in conspiracy

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In the US, people live in socio-economic clusters. What a house is worth is what the median income of that neighborhood can afford to pay. Houses are more than the millennial and Z can afford, so a housing crash was inevitable because they are the future buyers of homes as the Great Depression and Baby Boomers die off.

Is now the crash? Not yet. But definitely there will be a giant economic crash after the election. Why? Well, it's complicated, but let's summarize it as the stock market is being artificially inflated by the federal reserve using our tax dollars. Once the election is over, the federal reserve will stop the propping up and things are going to crash far worse than 2008.

My family needs me now, but I'll try to pop back in later with more links. Here is one to start with that 100% guarantees a crash is inevitable. https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/reservereq.htm

edit: The link above needed more explanation. Basically, this is the way it's supposed to work. I deposit $100, bank loans $97 of it and keeps $3 for when people ask for a withdrawal. In an economic downturn, people don't make their loan payments and the banks collapse when the depositors try to make withdrawals. The federal reserve requiring no more reserves means that a banking collapse will be imminent with the next downturn, which should start in August if the stimulus isn't renewed. My guess is they will renew the stimulus until the election. q

Here is an explanation of how the federal reserve works. Hopefully, it will help to understand the significance of the above link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P_8KtP3Qi0&feature=emb_rel_pause&app=desktop

Here is how the federal reserve is artificially propping up the stock market: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2020/03/23/the-federal-reserve-moves-to-buy-corporate-debt/#2b2ac7ae4c47

FYI, in my area (CA), house prices are still going up because investors feel the real estate market is more stable than the stock market. Everyone knows it's only a matter of time before the house of cards collapses. The one caveat of my opening statement is that more and more homes are being purchased by investors as rental properties. We're going to have to do something about that, legislatively speaking, to ensure that we don't go back to feudalism with a handful of wealthy landowners and everyone else being indentured servants.

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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No, it's about each one of us deciding to make ourselves better people and calling out others when they aren't being fair. The controlling societal narrative should be decided as a collective based on what is good for the whole population and planet. Both historically and currently, society has been all about one group getting into power and exploiting everyone else via that power. They convince the masses to give them this power via the narrative they have constructed. Currently, BLM and ANTIFA are trying to grab the power. While they make many valid points, the majority of their narrative simply isn't accurate -- all white people are not evil who deserve to be exploited. They have made it clear via their narrative their intention is to take power by force are then exploit everyone outside their group. Both of these factions have stated that they intend to rule in the same manner as every other group who has come into power. We need to break that cycle of power grab/exploitation.

Your argument is that a strong narrative control = calm society, but that is not true. Pretending that a cohesive narrative exists doesn't change the reality of the suffering of the people being exploited by the narrative creators. I am a perfect example of this because I am currently fighting back against false government narrative.

I caught the State of CA red-handed running two racketeering schemes: https://saidit.net/s/corruption/comments/2usv/i_have_uncovered_government_corruption_in/ They have been able to get away with it for YEARS via careful narrative control. As you will see in this 11-minute speech I made to the State Controller, I called them out on their bull shit false narrative. The State waived their right of rebuttal, which is a tacit admission of guilt: https://gwsandiego.net/blog/?p=179 While I haven't gotten them to stop the racketeering schemes as of yet. I certainly have made great progress in getting them to change their narrative to be more in line with reality. They added the our principals, our values and our goals section to this webpage as a result of my complaints. They also added this page to their website as a result of my complaints: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/help/disagree-or-resolve-an-issue/taxpayer-advocate-services.html, and they added a few other things, too.

According to your argument, I should have rolled over and let them continue the racketeering scheme because you want them to be allowed to completely control the narrative, even if it is detrimental to me and every other person in CA. No thank you. I want the narrative to reflect reality as it is and I will not stop pushing for that. I have already succeeded in making CA a better place for every taxpayer and I will keep pushing until our government's narrative is in a good place.

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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I think you have made this blogger's point for her: https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/09/04/how-to-own-life-like-a-fucking-wizard/

It sounds like your definition of peace is keeping the narrative tightly controlled so that people are brainwashed by the false societal narrative of the ruling class. She says that we need to shed the false narrative and create one that helps all of us in society flourish. Where we are at right now is that the ruling class has lost control of the societal narrative and there is a clash between the people who have an accurate narrative, the ruling powers trying to force the false narrative down our throats, and a whole lot of confused people who know things aren't right in our world right now, but have no clue that the war we are fighting is actually a war of who controls the societal narrative.

The education system is inherently corrupt. by CarlDung in 200acres

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I am Gen X. I have heard that my generation is the last cohesive generation because we were little in the days of monoculture. As we grew, things like cable took off, offering a multitude of choices for TV shows. When I was little, there were only a handful of channels to choose from and most of us watched the same shows. Same goes for education. That is when alternative schooling programs, like magnet schools, started to take root. But I am not sure that mono-culture is a good thing. I think they should be teaching accurate history from multiple-view points so people understand nuance in the shaping of history and evolution of our culture, not make sure everyone is programmed the same via ethnoculture classes.

PSA: Focus on your own hometown before worrying about the rest of the country. by Aureus in politics

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I love the advice you gave, especially about going for a walk and chatting with the people you see. I believe if we all did more of that, instead of hiding in our houses and fighting with people online, society would fix itself :)

I recently wrote a post that is relevant to this. It is about how you and I, as individuals, can fight government corruption. I point out that the strategies I outlines are most effective at the local level: https://saidit.net/s/conspiracy/comments/4c0u/some_tips_for_fighting_government_corruption/

“If we are pressuring women to pursue jobs and careers over family and homemaking, then we are still oppressing women." - Mrs. Midwest by calmbluejay in BiblicalSubmission

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You have hit a hot button with me! Currently, our culture defines equality as saying that a woman can be at good at being a man as a man is. I am sorry, but that is not equality. Equality is when female gender traits are valued as equal to male gender traits. I don't want to be a man. I want to be valued as an equal exactly as I am -- a nurturer who puts my family first. Instead, society tells me that I am only valued if I have accomplishments in the work world. OMFG. How is happy, healthy, functional children not considered an accomplishment in our society?????

Liberal Journalist Kim Iverson Warns That The Liberals Are Going To Start Religious Persecution Against Christians by christine_grab in politics

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Yes, but up until now the liberals have always said the conservatives are over-reacting to things that aren't really a big deal and denied that there was any actual religious persecution going on. This may be the first time I've seen a liberal freak out and warn that her fellow liberals have crossed the line.

Liberal Journalist Kim Iverson Warns That The Liberals Are Going To Start Religious Persecution Against Christians by christine_grab in politics

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The first 10 minutes is background, the meat of the argument starts at about 10:00. The TLDR is: She says she is not opposed to statues coming down if that is what the people in the community want. But a small mob deciding they are morally superior and that they can do what they want and don't give a damn about what you think because your thoughts are wrong... that type of mentality leads to dark places. She warns that this call for religious persecution is exactly the opposite of liberal ideology, which is embrace everyone no matter what color, religion, gender, etc.

May All Be Revealed by Caitlin Johnson by christine_grab in conspiracy

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"Those who live truth-based lives with the intention of bringing truth to the light will embrace it in whatever form it ends up taking, even if it makes them look bad, even if it proves they’ve been completely wrong about absolutely everything. Those who’ve lived untruthful lives have a vested interest in keeping truth hidden at any cost. These mutually conflicting interests often set these two very different types of people at odds with one another. If you have led a life that is fully dedicated to truth, you will have already experienced this."

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I read the article this morning. I grant that your article says as of today it costs 4.50 euros to produce e-fuel and they project it will go down to 2.29 euros. The article I provided said Audi anticipates it will cost 1 - 1.50 Euros once production is scaled up. So we were making a circular argument based on differing input info. And yes, with your comment about recycling being mandatory, you have essentially agreed with my point that the way money works nowadays is that we don't do the right thing for the earth if it is not financially profitable... we need to figure out another way to do the right thing for the earth. My guess by the word mandate is you mean pass laws requiring recycling?

My point was that if it is possible to create products that do not exploit the Earth, we should financially reward those non-exploitative products, even if they are not profitable under our current monetary system. Right now, pulling oil and minerals from the ground generates big money, and many people will fight tooth and nail to protect these exploitative practices because their own livelihood is on the line.

If it is possible to not make a product that needs to be recycled in the first place, we should be moving that direction. But we're not. Because people's livelihoods are on the line.

For example: I produce cheap toys that break instantly when played with. I buy paper and plastic for the packaging, plastic and metal for the toy. Those resources need to be exploited from the earth by people who do that for a living, and it is often done in ways that are damaging to Mother Earth. They get shipped to china in a ship that is a gross polluter by people who do that for a living. The factory is a gross polluter and is staffed by people who make cheap products for a living. The finished product is shipped to America, again on a freighter with people who do that for a living. Then it is trucked to a retail store by a trucker who does that for a living. And sold by a clerk who sells products for a living. And there is someone in the US whose job it is to coordinate the resources to get them to the factory and someone who coordinates getting end product from factory to store. And marketing people to generate interest in the product. All so that the product and its packaging can end up in the landfill. There are so many jobs on the line to stop the production of these products that really exist solely to pollute the earth, as they are not useful toys that last. And every one of those people will fight tooth and nail to protect their jobs, and thus their ability to make money.

That is why we need a new money system. Something where we are rewarded financially for doing the right thing for the earth, not the wrong thing. I don't think trying to keep the current system in place can work for much longer; it is just not really feasible to offset pollution/exploitation of the earth enough to protect our beautiful earth. The system as it stands now is simply too exploitative. We need to stop from happening in the first place.

Major Lightning That Came Out Of The Ground and Up Into The Sky, Amazing Pluto, Cosmos | S0 News Jun.23.2020 by christine_grab in space

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Has anyone ever heard of lightning going up out of the ground and into the sky? Apparently, it happened a couple of days ago, too? And he said to be on the lookout for more of it?