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Well I’ve got some bad news and some worse news.

The bad news is, as you’ve likely already noticed is that my main site is down and now has been for about two days. I have no idea what the problem is as it just dropped sometime Sunday while I was at work (I have a 10 hour shift on Sundays and get home sometime in the AM on Mondays).

The worse news is that my hosting service people have apparently disappeared.

The previous owner of the company who gave great personal service has sold the company and is enjoying a well earned retirement all my attempts to contact the new ownership over this outage have been thus far in vain.

There are several odd coincidences in this timing

  1. I had just returned to the podcast after a month off again remaining a rather outspoken advocate of the position that the last election was stolen.
  2. After ignoring things for a long time I finally email blasted my readers to let them know I’m still here just a few days ago.
  3. Yesterday I had planned to post on a Catholic devotion that has been largely ignored that I am promulgating and hoping to spread to the faithful.
  4. At the same time I have having issues with email from multiple sources complicating everything.
  5. and of course I discovered it on Holiday when I was with my son for the whole day making follow-up complicated.

I find myself conflicted, I perceive that while I’ve been around a while & we do good work here we’re rather small fry both politically & spiritually but given my Sicilian heritage and what we’ve seen over the last 24 months my belief in coincidence is not what it once was.

So for now I’ll be posting here while I figure out what the next step is when I know something you will too.

About 11:30 PM we started to get a bandwidth error on our primary wordpress site.

I’ll be posting here until the site is back up.

Quick note, if you caught my podcast Monday morning you might have noted that I argued that our enemies decided it was cheaper to buy people than weapons.  By an odd coincidence I noticed this piece today:

The Department of Education has discovered at least $6 billion in unreported donations to American universities from adversarial foreign nations, Townhall reported on Friday.

The DoE revealed its updates in a May 19 letter to Congress and a subsequent briefing to several ranking House Republicans who are conducting an investigation into the foreign funding of U.S. educational institutions.

The investigation was spurred by increasing reports of Chinese funding at U.S. educational institutions, including the prevalence of Confucius institutes on U.S. campuses. Confucius institutes are Chinese-government funded centers which ostensibly promote Chinese language and culture, but which U.S. agencies have warned spread propaganda for China’s government.

“Some [Institutions of Higher Education] leaders are starting to acknowledge the threat of foreign academic espionage and have been working with federal law enforcement to address gaps in reporting and transparency,” the letter from the DoE’s Office of the General Counsel reads. “However, the evidence suggests massive investments of foreign money have bred dependency and distorted the decision-making, mission, and values of too many institutions.”

People have always been cheaper to buy then bombs, and they tend to stay bought.

 

 

Heathens aplenty right here

by baldilocks

I’m having one of those moments again. So I’ll do what I always do: point you to something interesting.

Man tries to save the souls of carcass-worshipers.

In a recent Facebook post, musician and investigative writer Daryl Davis described how he’s been treated by others and members of his own race [he’s black], from being called a “sellout” to every imaginable racial slur. Until this week….

Davis was part of a panel in Philadelphia aimed at reducing hatred and violence in the country. This included both right and left wing people who he states were successfully getting along. However, he says that Antifa members upset about the conference refused to join the party, accusing him of being a “white supremacist!”

Davis has been the subject of the documentary Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America and a Ted Talk about his adventures. He’s traveled to over 50 countries and played music in 49 states as a professional blues musician.

For decades, he’s interacted with and interviewed people with opposing viewpoints. He has even convinced a couple hundred KKK members to disjoin. He’s interviewed members of all different hate and extremist groups, both black and white. His most famous story was about his relationship with Klan leaders and was the subject of his book, Klan-destine Relationships.

Read the whole thing and watch the videos.

And know this: there’s an element in these United States that has a vested interest in keep Americans of different races at each other’s throats. Those who hate this man for reaching out to his perceived enemies feed on anger, hatred and fear. They are addicted to it; if they could shoot it into their veins, they would.

Mr. Davis is a hero.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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I’ll wager the answer to that question is in the millions, but of course to get an exact answer is tough because

  1.  So many Indians died due to disease at the arrival of Europeans due to lack of immunity to the various pathogens they carried.
  2. Large slave-owning cultures like the Aztecs were destroyed pretty quickly by the Spaniards.
  3. The lack of written records that have been preserved

The left hates this question because it’s a reminder that slavery was not invented with the arrival of white Europeans in America.  In fact I’ll wager that the average schoolkid didn’t and doesn’t realize that the only reason why slavery isn’t still common is due to a bunch of Christians who worked tirelessly to end it.

So ask it, a lot.