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ENDNOTE: The shrinking Sisterhood


Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years
January 13, 2019 at 7:01 PM

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“The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary extend greetings for blessings and peace to all who are a part of Immaculate Conception Parish! I appreciate your meeting with Sister Stephen Anne and me in December.

 “In this way, we hope to stabilize our Sister personnel, not only to adjust our present numbers, but also to strengthen our apostolic presence and provide quality community life for our Sisters.

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I am reminded of the movie 2004 “The Day After Tomorrow” movie where the character Jack Hall says: “I think we are on the verge of a major climate shift!” and characters left behind are resigned to their fate.

Here’s another example of the demise of the “organizations” of the Church.

In the struggle for the hearts of the people, the “King” (Gooferment) has defeated the Church.  Just like there can be only one Queen bee in a hive, so too there can be only one “god”.  

When the Gooferment destroyed Catholic Schools with free Gooferment Skrules, the battle was lost. 

“If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government school system in most cities.” — Walter Williams

So, like the Black Community, the Catholic Community will be destroyed.

It’s just a matter of time.

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ENDNOTE: “HOW NOT TO DIE” before your time


HOW NOT TO DIE, an instant New York Times Best Seller
Michael Greger, M.D.

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The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The 15 leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by peer-reviewed scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug—and without the side effects. What about liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (our #1 killer)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to help prevent the disease, but arrest and even reverse it.

In addition to showing what to eat to help prevent the top 15 causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen—a checklist of the foods we should try to consume every day. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting-edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

And now you can order the new How Not to Die cookbook with over 120 Daily Dozen focused recipes!

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I’ve been following this doctor for a while and while it’s hard to change what one eats, I’m starting to “turn the Titanic”.  I figure I have to live to 132 to steal back my “social security” money that was stolen from me — ignoring the time value of money. It’s hard to argue with his concept of “evidence based medicine” or the Hippocrates quote “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

To misquote Patrick Henry: “I know not what course other men may take” … … but I’l trying this one.

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ENDNOTE: A shocking stat



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#13 According to the United Nations Population Fund, 40 percent of all births in the U.S. now happen outside of marriage. But if you go back to 1970, that figure was sitting at just 10 percent.

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Sadly, a shocking stat.  I don’t know what to say about it.  I am shocked!

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ENDNOTE: “Lest We Forget” all the GOVERNACIDE


A 100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor on How Books Save Lives

  • “There are times when dreams sustain us more than facts. To read a book and surrender to a story is to keep our very humanity alive.”


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It is often said that books save lives. Most of the time, however heartfelt the sentiment, it is figurative. Every once in an improbable while, it approximates the literal. But only on the rarest of occasions, in the most extreme of circumstances, do books become lifelines in the realest sense.

One such occasion is immortalized in A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (public library) — the collection I spent eight years putting together in the hope of showing young people how essential reading is to an inspired and inspiring life. There are original illustrated letters about the transformative and transcendent power of reading from some immensely inspiring humans — scientists like Jane Goodall and Janna Levin, artists like Marina Abramović and Debbie Millman, musicians like Yo-Yo Ma, Amanda Palmer, and David Byrne, entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Tim Ferriss, poets like Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Alexander, and Sarah Kay, media pioneers like Kevin Kelly, Jad Abumrad, and Shonda Rhimes, beloved writers of literature for young people like Jacqueline Woodson, Judy Blume, and Neil Gaiman, and a great many celebrated authors of books for so-called grownups. But one of the most powerful letters comes from someone whose name might not, or at least not yet, mean much to many: Helen Fagin.

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There are times when dreams sustain us more than facts. To read a book and surrender to a story is to keep our very humanity alive.

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It’s hard to imagine enduring the Holocaust.  Surviving it was a miracle. Every time I read something about it, I say to myself: “Lest We Forget”.

A “normal” Christian nation took a wrong turn into madness.  We must be aware that it could happen here.  The USA has had its “Japanese Internment”, “Segregation”, and the “Trail of Tears”.  DNF Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City.

We must control the evil Gooferment to prevent these things in the future.

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ENDNOTE: Will “Visitation School” be a Gooferment Skrule?


Visitation remains empty while neighbors wait
Posted December 16, 2018

  • Visitation School, located 171 W. 239th St., was once a vibrant of the community, having served the area for 85 years by the time it closed its doors for good in 2017. Local elected officials would love to transform it into a public school, which would help ease overcrowding in nearby schools.


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Just search for “Visitation School” on Google, and you’ll find bright red letters reminding you it’s permanently closed.

After 85 years, the classrooms at the West 239th Street school emptied one last time, and its adjoining church was merged with St. John Church on Kingsbridge Avenue.

But what’s next for this site? During a recent town hall, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz shot down rumors the property was bought by nearby Manhattan College, and expressed hope that Rome would sell the site to the education board for a much-needed school.

Such plans couldn’t come soon enough for Gene Binder.

“There is a need for space to combat overcrowding in District 10,” said Binder, a member of the activist group Concerned Citizens for Change, and a retired teacher. “I don’t know about numbers in specific schools in the district, but I know there are overcrowded schools in this district.”

A published report in 2015 agrees with Binder, calling District 10 — which covers nearly 80 schools in this part of the Bronx — the most overcrowded with 5,000 students too many filling public hallways.

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And why should the Roman Catholic Church sell it to “the city”?

It’s a monument to the futility of trying to compete with Gooferment Skrules.  

Separation of Church and State should begin with the Separation of Education and Gooferment!


So sad.

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ENDNOTE: How little we understand about ourselves and our world


Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why?

  • It has eight arms, three hearts — and a plan. Scientists aren’t sure how the cephalopods got to be so intelligent.
  • An octopus in an aquarium in Brest, France. The animals are highly intelligent, but researchers are uncertain how the trait evolved.CreditFred Tanneau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
  • An octopus in an aquarium in Brest, France. The animals are highly intelligent, but researchers are uncertain how the trait evolved. CreditCreditFred Tanneau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

By Carl Zimmer
Nov. 30, 2018

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Mr. Amodio said that scientists still need to learn a lot more about cephalopods before they can know if this hypothesis is sound. But the research may do more than shine a light on octopuses and their cousins: It could give us a deeper understanding of intelligence in general.

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I often wonder when I see people (i.e., politicians, bureaucrats, “celebrities”, pundits) how people can be so “dumb”.  The memes that propagate through the human population are “interesting”.  Some are helpful (i.e.: “look both ways before crossing”; “early to bed and early to rise … …”; the seven P’s) and others are dangerous (i.e.: “mind altering drugs expand your horizons”; “if one is good, more must be better”; fanatical religions).  I do know, as much as anyone can “know” anything, the octopus has a better “grasp” of life that some people do.  Maybe even me?

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ENDNOTE: Is Chicago the “murder capital of the world”?


More than 5,500 women came to Illinois to have an abortion last year amid growing restrictions in the Midwest

by Angie Leventis Lourgos Chicago Tribune

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Timna Axel poses for a portrait in her bedroom Nov. 28, 2018, at her home in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Axel is a volunteer with Midwest Access Coalition, a nonprofit that hosts folks traveling to Illinois for abortions. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

One woman came to Chicago by bus from Indianapolis in mid-2017, pregnant but with medical complications that would have made labor and delivery potentially dangerous. Another woman traveled here from Wisconsin in March because she didn’t have the financial means or will to have a baby.

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Sadly, I guess that really does make Chicago the “murder capital of the world”?

It’s a suicidal death wish of humanity.


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