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Comment by the Collector In Chief

ENDNOTE: A tragedy caused by “welfare” and bad engineering?


Sadiq Khan confronted by young boy as he faces furious crowd demanding answers at Grenfell Tower scene
The Mayor of London was said to have been met by up to 300 people
By Carri-Ann Taylor and Chris Pollard
15th June 2017, 8:53 pm  Updated: 16th June 2017, 7:17 am

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  • The blaze is thought to have been sparked by a faulty fridge
  • Experts warned the blaze was spread by cladding panels which are fitted to countless buildings across Britain

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“Council housing”, I believe, is the UK’s version of “the projects”.

Welfare is the root of disempowering people. If they owned their units, paying a maintenance fee, then their “homeowners association” would have “ensure sprinklers are installed in all council tower blocks.”

Welfare is the modern day slavery. Not enough money to escape “captivity” but enough to survive in “captivity”.

Now on to “engineering” which I’ll refer to the Civil Engineers in the crowd.

I, personally, don’t think — without any particular expertise on the topic but that doesn’t stop anyone from offering opinions — that could happen here since I am unaware of any multistory building without sprinklers and working fire alarms. Additionally, I’ve never seen or heard of “cladding panels” used here in the US. (Such panels sound like “lipstick on a pig”.) Finally, in the US, I don’t think that the Insurance Industry would insure or the local Fire Departments would certify such a structure.

Requiescat In Pacem the hundred who died and I hope humanity learns.

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ENDNOTE: Tax-funded anything, but especially abortions, are abhorrent


The Rawles Rationale

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Tax-funded abortions are a national disgrace. This is the moral equivalent of the Nazis forcing German Jews to pay their own train fare for deportation to fenced ghettos and eventual extermination.

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I’m going through a mild depression at everything. Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. And I don’t see how it can get any better.

Perhaps the solution is to dissolve the Union and let people freely decide what’s best for them.


For me to be forced to pay taxes for things, that I nether need, want, or can use, is very upsetting. For things that I morally oppose, it’s abhorrent to the principles the Republic was founded on: “Life, Liberty, and Property”.

Argh! Argh!

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ENDNOTE: Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965) on “Veritas”


An email from Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965):

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My wife and I long ago decided to stop supporting the schools we went to long ago. She graduated with honors from hers, that place where Veritas may no longer be found, and I was honored at the time to have avoided jail while going to mine. We stopped when we encountered Thomas More College, a small place just down the road from us. It keeps alive what most everyone else is trying with all their strength to kill, or no longer knows once existed, Western Civilization, now thought of, when thought of at all, as the birthplace of “white privilege”, “hetero-normality”, monogamy and climate change denial. Now they are joined by Dr. Anthony Esolen, recently left from Providence College, the once and no longer Catholic college in Rhode Island, that small place with a female Catholic governor who thinks killing children in the womb is an inalienable right. I think you might enjoy the article ‘A Center for Cultural Renewal ‘ from The Catholic Thing. /

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While I still support my grammar school and college, I think that the institutions of the Catholic Church have lost their way.

So, I yield my time (aka ENDNOTE) to my fellow Jasper’s rant.

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ENDNOTE: Regulations drain economy by $2 trillion


Obama’s regulations in 2016 to drain economy by $2 trillion
The Washington Times – Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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The Obama administration issued a record number of new regulations on its way out the door in 2016, leaving an administrative state that saps the economy of nearly $2 trillion a year, according to a new report being released Wednesday.

The government itself spent $63 billion in 2016 to administer and enforce all of its own regulations, the Competitive Enterprise Institute said.

With Republicans in Washington looking for reasons to streamline Washington and roll back President Barack Obama’s accomplishments, the new report is likely to be ammunition.

“The federal government’s reach extends far beyond its taxes, deficits, and borrowing. Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect the economy by hundreds of billions — even trillions — of dollars annually,” Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. wrote in the CEI’s 2017 “Ten Thousand Commandments” report on federal regulations.

He counted 3,853 federal rules that were finalized in 2016 — the most for any year since 2005.

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Unfortunately, the economy can not suffer these type of “extractions”. 

How can “We, The Sheeple” unwind these regs and re-energize the economy. 

It’s in effect a tax cut for everyone. 

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ENDNOTE: All life is “sacred” and precious. Even some dumb cow.


Twenty-five cows destined for slaughter were given a rare second chance. Watch as they greet the beginning of Spring — and the start of their new lives — in a display of some of the purest joy you will ever see.

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Now, I’m not yet a vegan. Nor a Buddhist. But I am pro-life and pro-choice.

I watched this video. 

It reinforced my prejudice that all life is “sacred” and precious. Even some dumb cow.

It teaches us humanity and, obviously based on the fundraising for a foundation, it’s strikes a common chord.

Maybe it’s when we look at individuals or a specific instance, our “soul” is awakened.

I’m not sure that cows feel “joy”. I know that humans anthropomorphize and see pattern in clouds; our minds make us see what we want to see.

But there is a beauty in life and nature far beyond my ability to comprehend or create.

So I’ll just be in awe of what I don’t understand.

Somewhat like those “cargo cults” in the South Pacific waiting for the planes bringing stuff to come back. Uncomprehending of the exernal realities.

Just like me!

Except I’m a fat old white guy injineer and I “know it all”. (Just ask my fiancée or my relatives!)

I just watch the video of these cows and wondered who’s the “dumb one” now.

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ENDNOTE: Some men make a “nice catch”


Miraculous moment bystanders CATCH a toddler, 2, falling from a balcony after they spot her dangling from the edge

  • Little Elif Cakmak had been playing unsupervised in her family’s apartment
  • She lost balance and fell off balcony at the building in Turkey’s Sanliurfa Province
  • But crowd caught her after hearing her screams as she dangled perilously

By Scott Campbell For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 08:13 EDT, 8 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:58 EDT, 8 May 2017   

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This is the miraculous moment a group of hero bystanders caught a two-year-old toddler who fell from a balcony after they spotted her dangling from the edge. 

Elif Cakmak had been playing unsupervised in her family’s apartment in Turkey’s Sanliurfa Province when she climbed on to the rails.

The little girl lost her balance and fell over the edge forcing her to perilously hang on or fall to the ground.

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As any reader knows, I love the “save a life” story.

Now the parents or guardians may have been negligent — but children are quick and squirmy — as anyone who’s watched them knows — but it’s great that these gents could make a “nice catch”!

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ENDNOTE: The definition of delusion

20 Indicators That Signal You May Be Living In The Matrix & How To Unplug Yourself By Andrew Martin Collective Evolution May 6, 2017

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Morpheus: “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” –The Matrix

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I personally define the Matrix as a set of beliefs, cultural norms, attitudes, and conditioned states which are pervasive throughout society. These are initially created under an economic rationale which offer products and services to citizens. To promote these goods and services various themes, ideas, and ideologies are promoted to establish compliance and persuade individuals to partake in consumptive patterns. Along the way, this information becomes embedded within a society, creating cultural norms and distracting individuals and society from the truth. As individuals living in a society, we become subservient to authority and start conforming to certain illogical cultural constructs. Eventually, like a fish swimming in the ocean, we are unaware of the water that surrounds us, we become unaware of the Matrix…

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In high school, the good Brothers tried to show us the way. I remember the phrase: “the unexamined life is not worth living” being used a lot. It’s not until decades later when at the end game, I begin to comprehend what they were trying to drum into some very dense heads.

The author gives 20 symptoms and 8 antidotes.

Now, I’m way too old to start over again. But, each day, is a new beginning.

Each year, I’m asked to produce a list of the JOBITs that I’ve collected over the year. This year, due to a software upgrade that I have no control over, it was a little harder. I tried several different ways before getting some support. (“Real men don’t ask for directions.”) That trouble forced me to actually LOOK at the list several times. I was stunned at all those names who were younger, in some cases MUCH much younger.

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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