Sunday Respite – Ask the Mountains


My Winter soundscapes would not be complete without including one of my all time favorites. The photography is exquisite. By all means go to full screen and better yet send it over to your Smart T.V.

Not for the faint of heart. Enjoy! Wishing you a wonderful day.

Ask The Mountains by Vangelis



Target Store App lures customers, raises prices as you get closer to store


Now isn’t that something? The Target store App you download to your smart phone is really smart. The app that gives you prices of store items mysteriously raises the price on items as you hit the parking lot.

Put this down as my consumer watchdog post for the week..


Target updated its smartphone app last Wednesday after a two-month investigation by Minneapolis TV station KARE-TV discovered the retail giant was advertising certain items for one price outside of stores, only to hike the price when a person entered a Target – in one case, by as much as nearly $150.

The station dubbed it the “parking lot price switch.”

For instance, Target’s app price for a particular Samsung 55-inch Smart TV was $499.99, but when we pulled into the parking lot of the Minnetonka store that price suddenly increased to $599.99 on the app.

To test this further, we selected 10 products on the Target app at random, ranging from toys to bottled water to vacuum cleaners. We found that when we entered the store, four of the 10 products jumped up in price on the app.

An Apple Watch band went up $2, a Shark vacuum went up $40, a Graco child car seat jumped $72 and a Dyson vacuum shot up $148 on the app while inside the store.

Our list of 10 items was a total of $262 cheaper in the back of the parking lot on the app with no indication that the prices had changed.  –KARE-TV


How does the app know you’ve entered a store?

When you download the Target app, it asks you if it can access your location. Enabling this allows you to see stores near you, and when you are inside a store it will show you where to go for specific items and deals. What Target does not clearly tell customers is it appears this function also triggers price changes as you approach the store. –KARE-TV



More over at Zero Hedge

Hail Emperor Donald Trump! ‘Twitter is his sword’


From an Italian parade — “Donald Trump” as an emperor wearing very detailed armor. Note his Twitter Sword!

‘Twitter Is His Sword’: EPIC Warhammer 40k Trump Steals The Show At Italian Carnival

I can only imagine how much the snowflakes here would have a melt down if we had Emperor Trump in a parade …



More of the Emperor-



God-Emperor Trump in Carnevale di Viareggi



Sunday Respite – ‘Dance Me to the End of Love’


This week we celebrate Valentines Day.

For today’s Sunday Respite I chose Leonard Cohen’s hit “Dance Me to the End of Love”  with a wonderful montage of pictures in the video.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday.




Boy Scouts of America now add All Girl Troops and Muslim Troops


If the Boy Scouts thought they had problems with the addition of girls, how about the infiltration of the Muslim Scouts? Are there special Christian Scouts? Will the Muslims have to accept girls? Of course not. Let us not forget the indoctrination of girls into the Muslim Girl Scouts.

Their subversion is a big win for you:

Washington, D.C., marked the end — and the beginning — of an era this weekend when the Boy Scouts of America established its first all-girl troops in the nation’s capital.


The Boy Scouts were a pillar of traditional American culture at its healthiest.


All-girl Boy Scout troops. It’s a new era, all right.

“It brings unity to the female gender,” said 11-year-old Tatiana Johnson, whose shirt also made a statement, reading: “Anything boys can do girls can do better.”

At least that is probably true when it comes to reciting feminist talking points. But maybe the boys will catch up, as BSA moves away from teaching honor, godliness, and self-reliance in favor of a more politically correct orientation.

The Boy Scouts were right-wing in their values. But they surrendered those values when they gave in to social justice warriors pushing the feministhomosexual, and transsexual agendas.


Now on to this Muslim thing,



Muslim Girl Scout Troop coming to your town soon

Can you imagine if we set up a Christian Girl Scout Troop? If we had a special celebration when they took their first Communion complete with a special patch? I don’t want to even think about what is happening with the boys and their scout troops. Note the paragraph that I highlighted in the post.


Welcome to the official website of the Islamic Committee on Girl Scouting.
We hope this website will make it easier for Girl Scouts, Troop Leaders and Parents to access information, provide ideas and learn about upcoming events.

Program Booklets, Awards and Patches – Order here

New Salaah and Sadaqah Patch – now Available

I’ll wager that Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), founder of the Scouting movement, never imagined that a Girl Scout troop in the United States would be celebrating little girls donning the headscarf – but that’s what happened at a recent event held by theMuslim Scouts of Michigan at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Tarek El-Tablawy of The Associated Press describes the scene when 43 girls, ages 8 to 11, attended a Takleef Festival, described by the Arab-American News as “a celebration of girls committing to hijab.”

The girls line up in two groups — one dressed in white, the other in pink gowns and hijabs. On stage, they approach a copy of the Quran held by another girl. Gently kissing its spine, they pass underneath as parents in the audience snap away with digital cameras. “That’s my baby,” beams one father. …

Organizers of the Takleef celebration are well aware of the spiritual and cultural challenges these girls face in deciding to wear the hijab. “A couple of these girls are taking the veil before their mothers are,” says 38-year-old Ali Ibrahim, one of the scout volunteers organizing the celebration. “We even have one girl whose parents are not convinced and are trying to get her to take off the veil. May God guide her.” …


From and more earlier Bunkerville Posts:

Other wonderful things the Girl Scouts are doing-

The Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated the Boy and Girl Scouts years ago

Girl Scouts, the EPA and the ‘Forever Green Pledge’

Girls Scouts promote pro-abortionist Wendy Davis

Sunday Respite – Intermezzo


For todays Sunday Respite I have chosen Ernesto Cortazar “Intermezzo.” Also a clip with the meaning and reflection for those interested in what Imbolc is about, music by Enya.

We celebrated Punxsutawney Phil’s proclamation at Gobbler’s Knob yesterday, predicting an early Spring. A reminder that we anxiously await Mother Earth’s awakening once again as did the ancients before us.

It is also Candlemas a Christian holiday celebrated annually on February 2. It celebrates three occasions according to Christian belief: the presentation of the child Jesus; Jesus’ first entry into the temple; and it celebrates the Virgin Mary’s purification (mainly in Catholic churches). Celebrated in much of the world. Read more


“We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.”
“The divine communicates to us primarily through the language of the natural world. Not to hear the natural world is not to hear the divine.”
Quotes by Thomas Berry


Wishing you a wonderful day with family and friends.

Celebrating Mother Earth . . . .Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day!

Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day!

Imbolc is a Gaelic tradition that celebrates the Mother Earth in preparation for returning spring. It reminds us that Sun gets brighter, the day gets longer, and frozen world has just a few more weeks left before the soil starts to awaken and stir a new life. It is a time of promise for renewal and hidden potential, time to let go of the past and focus on the future by clearing the mind & heart for new inspirations and beginnings.

Text credit: Rivers in the Ocean

H/T: PurpleRays

I suggest watching the video in full screen.


For those who are interested in a reflection and meaning of Imbolc – Music by Enya

Sunday Respite – ‘Be Still’


It has been a difficult week for many of us. We are discouraged. But our Comforter tells us to

“”Be Still.”

My Sunday Respite is “Be Still” by Mary McDonald with Lyrics – Sunday 7pm Choir

Recorded live at St. Francis De Sales Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada on  by the Sunday 7pm Choir.

It is a song of a loving God who “never leaves or forsakes,” the One who brings peace and comfort in time of need.

I will follow with a contemplative piece by Michel Pépé – The Mantra of the Heart.

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10


Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am with you.

Be still and know that I will comfort you when you come to Me in your hour of need.

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am here for you; and I will wipe your tears; you will be renewed.

Come unto Me, My child, be still, and know that I will give you rest,

I am present in your pain and I always will remain your Comforter and Friend.

Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am with you.

Be still and know that I will comfort you when you come to Me in your hour of need.

Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am here for you;

and I will wipe your tears; you will be renewed.

Peace I leave with you;

My peace, I give unto you.

Peace. Peace. Peace.

Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.

Be still. Be still. Be still.


Contemplation by Michel Pépé – Le Mantra du Coeur



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