Sunday Respite – Celebration of the Summer Solstice

 

This past week the wheel turned once more with the celebration of the Summer Solstice or Litha. It has been an important date since Neolithic times.

 

As we endured the darkest and longest night around December 21, we kept the vision of summer’s light and bliss in our hearts, and this too keeps hope alive. We understand the cyclical nature of all that lives and our dependence on the balance of light and darkness, life, and death. Midsummer is when all life is at its zenith. We honor life, ours and all that live. We bask in the light and enjoy its blessings, ever remembering the returning darkness is necessary for the cycle of life and death to remain in balance.

 

Midsummer, also known as St John’s Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures. The Christian Church designated June 24 as the feast day of the early Christian martyr St John the Baptist, and the observance of St John’s Day begins the evening before, known as St John’s Eve.

Not intended to promote religion, neither is it an educational video as it barely touches on the information and mythology of the Summer Solstice.

 

 

In EstoniaLatviaLithuania and Quebec (Canada), the traditional Midsummer day, June 24, is a public holiday. So it was formerly also in Sweden and Finland, but in these countries it was, in the 1950s, moved to the Friday and Saturday between June 19 and June 26, respectively.[5]

The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times. (For Neolithic and Bronze Age astronomy, see Archaeoastronomy.)

In Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia, Midsummer’s Eve is the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis NightChristmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.

H/T: Full history at Wikipedia

The seed of death in the midst of the peak of life. Hail to the dark side of the year, the portion of rest. Hail to the light side which has passed for another year. May we greet her at the Winter Solstice.

 

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Sunday Respite – “I’ll Be Seeing You”

 

For all the Fathers out there, a Happy Fathers Day to you. For many of us who have lost our fathers and husbands of our children, it can bring about some sadness, and as well as memories of happier times.

I thought this song “I’ll Be Seeing You” sung by no less than Jimmy Durante, fits the bill for today, soundtrack from the movie The Notebook.

I am including links from this week’s posts in case you missed them.

 

 

This week’s posts:

Male athlete who competes as a woman tells how hard it is

Valerie Jarrett: Why Would We Want Anyone to Put Their Thumb on the Scale During Election

Dem Rep Norma Torres is sick of all the ‘sex-starved males’ in the House of Rep

Jim Jordan & Gaetz decimate John Dean during Nadler’s Judiciary hearing

Phila to Ban “Gentrification Symbols” of Balconies and Bay Windows UPDATE!

 

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Sunday Respite – Stardust

 

There was much news this week regarding exploration of space. It seems fitting to choose something to represent that for today’s Respite.

Todays’s Sunday Respite is Henry Mancini – Stardust

Music composed by Hoagy Carmichael.

I have included links to this week’s posts in case you missed them. You may prefer watching this in full screen. Wishing you a wonderful day.

 

 

Less than half of violent crimes are solved in America

 

New Rules! YouTube Banning anything critical of illegal immigration UPDATE!

 

Federal Budgets Now Go Secret – Secret Accounting to Hide Missing Money

 

Justice Dept prosecuted only 11 individuals, no companies in employing illegals

 

Supreme Gorsuch sides with the left in latest ruling, Ginsburg sides with Consevatives

 

Was the Government internet ‘Kill Switch’ just tested?

 

 

Justice Dept prosecuted only 11 individuals, no companies in employing illegals

 

Why are not employers held accountable in employing illegals? Without employment, and/or social benefits illegal “migrants” would be forced to self deport. No doubt the same fine people who give millions of Buckeroos to Congress to make sure there is no wall.

The latest available data show that during the last twelve months (April 2018 – March 2019) only 11 individuals (and no companies) were prosecuted in just 7 cases.

According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, the much discussed crackdown on illegal immigration policies of the Trump Administration does not extend to one notable group: employers. With increases in arrests and deportations, the Justice Department has notably not prosecuted the employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Eleven.

During the same period, these 11 prosecutions compare with 85,727 individuals prosecuted for illegal entry, 34,617 prosecuted for illegal re-entry, and 4,733 prosecuted for illegally bringing in or harboring immigrants.

Given the millions of undocumented immigrants now working in this country, the odds of being criminally prosecuted for employing undocumented workers appears to be exceedingly remote.

Indeed, since criminal penalties for employers were first enacted by Congress in 1986, few employers have ever been prosecuted under these provisions (8 USC 1324a). Prosecutions have rarely climbed above 15 annually, and have never exceeded 20 individuals a year except during 2005 under President Bush and when they reached 25 in the first year of the Obama Administration.

Not only are few employers prosecuted, fewer who are convicted receive sentences that amount to more than token punishment. Prison sentences are rare. For example, of the 11 individuals the Justice Department reported as convicted during the most recent 12-month period, only 3 were sentenced to serve prison time.

To read the full report, go to:

https://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/559/

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Some estimates put as much as 25 percent of farm industry jobs might be held by undocumented immigrations. Even at half of that number, you would be talking about thousands of businesses. Yet, the companies responsible for widespread violations of federal law have been afforded effective immunity.

H/T:  Jonathan Turley

 

 

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

 

Thanks WhatFingerNews for the coverage! A great site for all the news.

Sunday Respite – Raindrops….falling into my soul

 

 

My choice for today’s Respite is “Raindrops … falling into my soul.” I am enclosing a link to this week’s posts in case you missed them.

You may prefer to watch this in full screen mode. Wishing you a wonderful day.

 

 

DiGenova and Toensing: ‘FBI Chris Wray has been stonewalling I.G. report’

MSNBC Isn’t Doing So Well

Tina Tchen fighting to quash subpeona in Jussie Smollet case

Iran police arrest 30 in yoga class

Genocide of Christians Reaches ‘Alarming Rate’- No refuge in U.S.

Memorial Day – “The Phantom Regiment”

 

Memorial day. A day to remember all that gave so much.

I chose “The Phantom Regiment” composed by Leroy Anderson in 1951.

The theme is a nameless body of soldiers approaching from a distance to the sound of trumpets. The nearer they draw, the louder the music sounds until finally the regiment draws away into the distance.

The accompanying photographs are in a similar aspect showing marching regiments from around the world……

You may prefer to view this in full screen. Wishing everyone a wonderful day as we celebrate with family and friends.

 

 

 

Sunday Respite – ‘Hymn to the Fallen’

 

 

In honor of the soldiers who give us the freedoms we have today. American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left to grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn; at the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.

“Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams. You may prefer to watch in full screen.

 

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