Happy Halloween, All Souls Night, and Samhain!

This week we celebrate Halloween, All Hollows Eve, All Souls Day, and for others Samhain.

In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain and included all souls.

The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the veil between the living and the dead became the thinnest. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Today, there are those who choose to practice Wicca and hold many similar beliefs.

Loreena McKennitt Dantes Prayer

More from the History Channel Here

Halloween Origins: What is Samhain?
These Halloween origins are a time in which Druidism and Celtic Reconstructionists celebrate Samhain as a feast for the dead. Divination and fortune telling is believed to have better communication with the spirit world because the fall season holds the thinnest partition between the two worlds of the living and the dead. The Druids built huge sacred bonfires to offer sacrifices to the many Celtic deities that number over five hundred named gods. Before each yearly sacred bonfire, the Celts would extinguish their hearth fires and relight them with embers from the bonfire.

Samhain, All Souls Night, Celtic New Year. Music by Loreena McKennitt

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and a magickal Halloween, All Souls Night and Samhain.

Saturday Passel of Potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Odds and ends this week..

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I will conclude with our gobbler friends.

The best wingmen in the world | The Mating Game | BBC Earth

Female turkeys are the ones who pick their mate, this means it’s up to the males to stand out and put on a good show – but what happens when rival turkeys try to steal the limelight?

 

 

Thats all folks. Have a wonderful day.

COVID Stats: Number of Hospitalized Patients- Percent Vax, Non-Vax, ICU Non- ICU, and Vent Non-Vent

Here are the number of Covid hospitalized patients both vaccinated and unvaccinated. The percent of patients in the ICU and on Vents for both groups. This from Penn Lancaster General in Pennsylvania.

Anyone at high risk, or over 70, or with co-morbidities, or living in congregate living arrangements, may find this information especially useful. I appreciate those who are sharing the downside and risks of the vaccines. However it is reaching a fervor that needs to be tempered with risks inherent with forgoing vaccination.

I live in a retirement community that has had 28 Covid deaths. Since the vaccination the second jab of which was in April we have had zero deaths, the dying stopped. We have had some additional cases of Covid though unclear how many of these were break throughs or were unvaccinated. We had a 96 percent vaccination rate of residents as of last April.

Data is current as of October 28, 2021 at 6 a.m. Additional state and countywide COVID-19 data can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Testing Data

Number of Completed Tests Resulted -Total
204,557
Percent of Negative
81.1%
Percent of Positive
18.9
Additional Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital Data – Numbers updated daily.
Data is current as of October 28, 2021 at 6 a.m.
COVID-19 Positive Inpatients at Lancaster General Hospital (LGH). Total  68

Unvaccinated Percent of COVID-19  Positive Inpatients at LGH

59/68 = 87%

Vaccinated Percent of COVID-19  Positive Inpatients at LGH

9/68 = 13%

Percent of COVID-19 Patients in Critical Care (ICU) at LGH
17/68 = 25%

Unvaccinated Percent of COVID-19 Patients in ICU at LGH

17/17 = 100%

Vaccinated Percent of COVID-19 Patients in ICU at LGH

0/17 = 0%

Percent of COVID-19 Patients on a Ventilator at LGH
13/68 = 19%

Unvaccinated Percent of COVID-19 Patients on a Ventilator at LGH

13/13 = 100%

Vaccinated Percent of COVID-19 Patients on a Ventilator at LGH

0/13 = 0%

Total of COVID-19-related Deaths at LGH
434
Average Deceased Age
75.1

Important information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) | The InstituteEach individual needs to weighs the decision to vax or not with the risks that are inherent in either decision.

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Buffon Biden Heads Over To Europe – Here Are A Few’Golden Moments’ From The Past!

Our buffoon in Chief, one Joe Biden, and his lackeys are headed out to Europe to sell America down the proverbial tubes.

Biden leaves for Italy today. He is slated to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday before kicking off meetings with leaders of the world’s largest economies in Rome. After the G20 meetings, Biden travels to Glasgow, Scotland, to attend the U.N. climate change conference COP26.

One special tag-along, John Kerry no doubt will be a big hit. Included are a few special hits from posts “way back.”

Kerry: No more farms for African starving kids because it causes Global Warming

So if Kerry is not troubled by dispensing with Africans, no doubt he would not be troubled by a diminished population of Americans. Just saying.

Sec Kerry: Creating more farms in Africa causes too much carbon so let’s discourage more farms

That is why they call it climate change now because they have no idea if the planet will rise or lower in temperature.

Now for some real fun. A wonderful take down of the wacko at CNN.  Then a reminder of the Ice Age of the ’70s/ Enjoy! 

A few bonuses just for old times sake. 

Kerry: ‘Bible commands we protect Islamic countries from Global Warming’

September 4, 2014 — bunkerville 

Wednesday at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority counties.”

Kerry said Scripture, in particular the Book of Genesis, make clear it is our “duty” to protect the planet and we should look at Muslim countries “with a sense of stewardship of earth,” adding, “That responsibility comes from God.”

And this man is still out there peddling his nonsense.

Let’s not forget our stalwart writer Mustang’s post here-

Fat people contribute to Global Warming

Obese people contribute to global warming as they emit more carbon dioxide than those of a normal weight, according to research.” This from the Daily Mail

“The study, published in the journal ‘Obesity,’ also points out that by consuming more, they increase their impact on the planet.”
 
“Obesity is estimated to be responsible for 700 megatons of carbon dioxide, or about 1.6 per cent of all man-made emissions.”
  • Obesity Society calculated environmental impact of increased food intake
  • Overweight people are responsible for 20 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions compared with a lean person 
  • Transporting obese people also causes an excess of carbon dioxide emissions

One can wonder if perhaps the summit can agree to put us on a treadmill? Maybe a carbon tax for all us “fat Americans?”

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Young women choosing sterilization is sad and worrisome

The colonization of America continues with news of our latest arrivals well on their way. We learn as well that the indoctrination of potential co-creators of America’s home grown has been successful. Deaths exceeded births in 25 states. We learn as well that more women are choosing sterilization to insure they will not be troubled with offspring as well as doing their bit to pitch in to help out with Global Warming. In the story that follows, one can only feel sad that so many can not experience the joy of children. But that is where we are apparently.

Hot Air:

This story comes from Bari Weiss’ Substack. The author, Suzy Weiss, focuses on the growing trend of relatively young women getting sterilized because they decide they never want to have children. I knew there were people like this, so-called anti-natalists, but I found hearing their stories a bit sad and worrisome. For instance, a 31-year-old aspiring actress named Rachel Diamond:

Growing up near Hershey, Penn., Diamond always assumed she’d have a family of her own. Then came college at Arcadia University; her political awakening, away from her conservative roots, and towards progressivism; and a therapist who she found online a few months after graduation who made her realize that being spanked as a child was deeply traumatic, and that it made her fear authority figures like her father. She decided that she never wanted to be one herself. Never ever ever…

Last year, the number of deaths exceeded that of births in 25 states — up from five the year before. The marriage rate is also at an all-time low, at 6.5 marriages per 1,000 people. Millennials are the first generation where a majority are unmarried (about 56%). They are also more likely to live with their own parents, according to Pew, than previous generations were in their twenties and thirties…

The Rapture — sorry, the end — is upon us, and this is no time for onesies. So says The New Yorker and NPR and AOC. According to a new poll, 39% of Gen Zers are hesitant to procreate for fear of the climate apocalypse. A nationally representative study of adults in Michigan found that over a quarter of adults there are child-free by choice. And new research by the Institute of Family Studies found that the desire to have a child among adults decreased by 17% since the onset of the pandemic.

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I think it’s morally wrong to bring a child into the world,” said Isabel, 28, a self proclaimed anti-natalist who lives in southwestern Texas and did not want her last name in print. “No matter how good someone has it, they will suffer.”…

Chelsea, a 25 year-old in Sacramento, told me kids “kind of gross her out.” She’s weighing the risks of going under the knife, like infection or mood swings brought on by anesthesia, but says regret isn’t one of them. “What’s there to regret?” writes another Redditor, “That I’ll be too happy? Too free?”

This story brought to mind a post I did last summer.

Ben Domenech: Leftists Hate You And Your Baby

How and why does the government and other entities find that children and the family structure gets in the way of their grand experiment? Killing off sixty-two million babies via abortion is not enough. Children and parents are a problem. Ben Domenech gives us the run down.

Domenech’s points are so well made and it dovetails nicely with a post written in 2017 entitled The Genetic Dead Ends Who Rule Europe.   

“Emmanuel Macron is the ninth current European leader whose loins have borne no fruit.”

Why do so many heads of State remain childless? Can they relate and have empathy and care about our precious little ones that bring us such joy and are the future of our Republic?  Ben takes it from here:

The Genetic Dead Ends Who Rule Europe is the title to an insightful and deliciously written piece about the fertility of the heads of European States. I have often pondered why Europe and many here in the States seem hellbent on losing our culture and identity ultimately giving away the very nature of the governance with the so-called open borders. Perhaps because many have no skin in the game for their offspring. Written in 2017, it is even more relevant in today’s world.

I suggest the full read.

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

 

Ray Epps: The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol

 

We can only wonder if Liz Cheney is going to include Ray Epps in the House investigation of January 6. She is so anxious to get Steve Bannon to testify why not this fine fellow? Should we be surprised after Michigan? The FBI. Coming to your school board meeting soon. How about a brief refresher on the FBI and entrapment before we start on Ray Epps in case we have any doubts the lengths to which they will go.

Michigan governor kidnap plot dreamt up by FBI, accused leader claims

Even BuzzFeed found the case a bridge too far. No rightwing rag.

Now on to one Ray Epps.

There’s videos of capitol police waving people to come in the door, and openly encouraged them to come in. So it’s not a concern, it is an undeniable fact. This after refusing for months to release the thousands of hours of video the government had collected so that good Americans could not use them in their defense.

In a House hearing on Thursday, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) questioned AG Merrick Garland about a mysterious man, Ray Epps, instructing protesters to enter the US Capitol building on January 5, and who later shepherded crowds towards the Capitol on January 6.

Revolver:

The story of the mystery man, Ray Epps, featured in Rep. Massie’s video below is in fact far more shocking than even the good Congressman implies in the hearing. It’s a story so strange, and so scandalous at every turn, that it threatens to shatter the entire official narrative of the “Capitol Breach” and expose yet another dimension of proactive federal involvement in the so-called “insurrection” of January 6th.

If Revolver News’s previous reporting points to a proactive role of the federal government in relation to the conspiracy cases against Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, the Ray Epps story that follows suggests a similar, yet more egregious, explicit, direct and immediate degree of federal involvement in the breach of the Capitol itself.

Even the crowd catches on onto Epps with the chant Feds, Feds, Feds

Rep. Massie Questions Attorney General Garland- Were Federal Agents Present/Agitating on Jan 6th?

 

After months of research, Revolver’s investigative reporting team can now reveal that Ray Epps appears to be among the primary orchestrators of the very first breach of the Capitol’s police barricades at 12:50pm on January 6. Epps appears to have led the “breach team” that committed the very first illegal acts on that fateful day. What’s more, Epps and his “breach team” did all their dirty work with 10 minutes still remaining in President Trump’s National Mall speech, and with the vast majority of Trump supporters still 30 minutes away from the Capitol.

Secondly, Revolver also determined, and will prove, that the the FBI stealthily removed Ray Epps from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1, just one day after Revolver exposed the inexplicable and puzzlesome FBI protection of known Epps associate and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. July 1 was also just one day after separate New York Times report amplified a glaring, falsifiable lie about Epps’s role in the events of January 6.

Lastly, Ray Epps appears to have worked alongside several individuals — many of them suspiciously unindicted — to carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy.

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Kennedy Assassination Records Delayed Again – Shades of Vincent Foster Investigation?

 

Oh what a tangled web is weaved by our government. How many believed/believes the government and the so-called official Commission that covered the investigation?  At least the outcome that was reported. One only has to look at the murder investigation of Vince Foster, the close friend of Hillary Clinton who was found “dead by Suicide” in Fort Marcy Park.

special House committee in 1978 concluded “on the basis of the evidence available to it, that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.”

The conclusions of the investigations were arrived at in good faith, but presented in a fashion that was too definitive.

  1. The Secret Service was deficient in the performance of its duties.
  2. The Secret Service possessed information that was not properly analyzed, investigated or used by the Secret Service in connection with the President’s trip to Dallas; in addition, Secret Service agents in the motorcade were inadequately prepared to protect the President from a sniper.
  3. The responsibility of the Secret Service to investigate the assassination was terminated when the Federal Bureau of Investigation assumed primary investigative responsibility.

 

An independent body, which folded in 1998, was headed by a federal judge and empowered to collect classified information from across the government that might have bearing on Kennedy’s murder and make public as much as possible after consulting with the agencies where the intelligence originated. It also had legal authority to overrule recalcitrant agencies.

Politico:

President Joe Biden has once again delayed the public release of thousands of government secrets that might shed light on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

“Temporary continued postponement is necessary to protect against identifiable harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure,” Biden wrote in a presidential memorandum late Friday.

That pretty much covers the government and all its entities.

There’s more:

Researchers are keenly interested in the personnel file of the late George Joannides, a career CIA intelligence operative who staffers on the House investigation in the late 1970s believe lied to Congress about what he knew about a CIA-backed exile group that had ties to Oswald.

 

More on the shadowy figure of George Joannides 

JFK Facts reports:

Joannides, now deceased, was an undercover CIA officer, whose actions provides strong evidence that certain Agency personnel manipulated Lee Harvey Oswald for propaganda purposes before and after President Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

George Joannides, chief of CIA covert operations in Miami in 1963, also had a residence in New Orleans.

Declassified CIA records show that Joannides obstructed two official JFK investigations by not disclosing what he knew about contacts between his Cuban agents and Kennedy’s accused killer. Most records of his activities in the summer of 1963 are still classified.


Conspiratorial speculation aside, his story demonstrates the CIA is capable of keeping JFK assassination secrets, even 50 years later.

There is no evidence Joannides was involved in a plot to kill the president. He was not a “rogue officer.” As recipient of the agency’s Career Intelligence Medal, he retired from the CIA in 1981 with the esteem of colleagues, family, and friends. Whatever he did in 1963, he did at the behest of his superiors.

His story continues to emerge. In a federal court filing earlier this month, the CIA acknowledged for the first time that Joannides maintained a residence in New Orleans during his tenure running secret anti-Castro operations in Miami 1962-64. Oswald lived in New Orleans from April to September 1963.

To this day, the CIA will not disclose the nature or purpose of Joannides’s residence in New Orleans — for reasons of “national security.
For more on this story , click on this, and this, and this. Thanks to News Alert for all of the links.

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What’s still hidden?

Portions of more than 15,000 records that have been released remain blacked out, in some cases a single word but in others nearly the entire document, according to the National Archives.

The records were collected by the Assassination Records Review Board, which was established by Congress in the 1992 JFK Records Act.

The independent body, which folded in 1998, was headed by a federal judge and empowered to collect classified information from across the government that might have bearing on Kennedy’s murder and make public as much as possible after consulting with the agencies where the intelligence originated. It also had legal authority to overrule recalcitrant agencies.

 

And for Vince Foster? Let me know if this sounds familiar. Deputy White House counsel Vince Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park off the George Washington Parkway in Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., on July 20, 1993. His death was ruled a suicide by five official investigations,[1] but remains a subject of conspiracy theories.

 

 

For more on Vince Foster from an earlier post if you want a real conspiracy theory. From Bunkerville, July 3,2018:

Supreme candidate Kavanaugh, from the deep state, led murdered Vince Foster coverup

This is the only time in history that an Independent Counsel was ordered to include evidence of a cover-up by his own investigators in his own Report.

Search Vince Foster in the search bar located at the top right side of this page for additional posts on the topic. I had spent a number of months reading all of the primary documents available and it is mind blowing..

We know about the JFK investigation. We were suppose to get the report released by now after many years but now they have extended the time. We know the drill don’t we?

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Sunday Respite – One Sunday Morning

Here we are winding down the last days of October. I can’t say we had much of a fall this year, but in lieu of that here are some laid back sounds along with some beautiful fall scenes.

You may prefer watching in full screen.

Francis Goya – One Morning Sunday

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Saturday Passel of Potpourri

 

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals steal the show this week..

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We will start out with an introduction to our latest GOP candidate who has entered the fray from Nevada. Michele Fiore for Governor of Nevada.

Wait for the very end!

I will close out with a short clip-

Bullfrog Battle Royale | The Mating Game | BBC Earth

The pond is their boxing ring, and the centre is where you want to be. Being at the centre proves you are the dominant male and therefore more likely to get a mate – you’ve just got to fight off the competition first…

 

That’s all folks. Have a wonderful day.

 

Wayne Chapman, Serial Child Rapist and Probable Murderer dies After Release From Prison

Wayne Chapman is dead, ending a nightmare sex offender story. He goes to his grave having admitted to molesting up to 100 boys.

Perhaps no other story reflects our judicial system as well as Wayne Chapman. A serial child rapist and in all likelihood a child murderer. He is not a household name at this point, the story starts back in the ’70s. A last ditch stand to keep Chapman in jail by prison officials at the last moment was unsuccessful.

Here is a flash back posted in 2019 when Chapman was trying to be released from prison.

The MA Dept. of Corrections wants to release a serial child rapist & possible murderer because they’ve determined that this pedophile is now ‘harmless’.

This story is not a headliner and in the great scheme of things will not rock the world. But for the one hundred boys he raped and/or otherwise sexually abused, and for the family of the boy who more than likely than not was murdered by him, there will be no peace. He boasted about raping over one hundred boys. For those of us of a certain age the story was a headliner for months when it went down.

The story brought to mind an earlier post. Recall how wonderful the “The First Step” was? Non-violent offenders. Just some fine folks who got into trouble in the hood who otherwise were on the way to Sainthood, so sure… let’s get them back on the street pronto.Then we find out First Step Act release of criminals include Rapists, Murderers

Rapists, Murderers, you name it are now out roaming our neighborhood. Once again.

So now we get back to this fine fellow. Forgive me if I am cynical this morning. Most discouraging is the jury that found him “not guilty” on the latest charges thus opening the doors to the latest effort to not keep him confined:

Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman was found not guilty following accusations that he exposed himself to others while in prison on Friday.

Chapman, now 71, was charged with open and gross lewdness and lewd, wanton and lascivious acts for allegedly exposing himself to prison workers at MCI-Shirley. This acquittal allows him to be released back into the public.

Chapman was convicted in 1977 of sexually assaulting young boys he lured into the woods. He’s been civilly committed since his prison term ended in 2004.

Chapman is a self-admitted serial child rapist. He also remains the prime suspect in the disappearance of a 10-year old boy from a South Lawrence pool in the 1970’s.

“For a guy like this, a prolific sex offender, who has been convicted of sexually abusing at least 11 children in three states and admitting to sexually abusing 100 children, it’s good reason to be afraid,” said Murphy.

The Supreme Court ruled Chapman can no longer be civilly committed after two mental health professionals concluded he was no longer sexually dangerous.

At a 2016 hearing, Chapman’s lawyers argued he was “just too old and too sick” to re-offend, adding: “His life won’t create the circumstances that allow him to re-offend… Even if he wanted to.”

But a forensic psychologist also testified in 2016 that Chapman believed little boys wanted to have sex with him, saying: “The fact that in December 2014, a little more than a year ago, he was still saying he saw these children as willing participants in the assaults, seems to us quite a severe cognitive distortion.”

All you need to know.

EVIL child rapist Wayne Chapman is set to be released from prison as he is “too old to re-offend.”

The release of the 59-year-old comes after two examiners said he is “no longer a sexually dangerous person”, Department of Correction officials told Boston 25 News.

Just when one thinks the swamp couldn’t reek much more.

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