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Science Behind Longevity From Harvard’s 85-Year-Long Study | Live Webinar With Dr. Robert Waldinger | May 3, 1:30 PM ET The Epoch Times ~ May-01-2024 May-01-2024 There is a study at Harvard that has been tracking the lives of adults for over 85 years. It began during the Great Depression in 1938, when researchers enrolled 268 students from Harvard. By 2017, only 19 of those original recruits were still alive. So what did these researchers learn from the longest study yet carried out on human life? The Harvard Study of Adult Development has shown that the greatest determinant of a healthy, happy, and long life was not wealth. Nor was it cholesterol levels, or other biomarkers. By age 50, the greatest determinant of whether the person would live to 80 and be healthy was the quality of the person’s relationships. Which means that cultivating a meaningful relationship, either with a romantic partner, a family member, or a friend, actually cultivates our health in the long term. ******PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning—any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/ or the comments made about my photo’s or any other “picture” art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.******* [stolen from dljordan. Used in all seriousness]George

“You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization—including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain—without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.” —Thomas Sowell “...Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent...” —Adam Smith

It's a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club! ~

George Carlin

(Warning! Typical George Carlin language!)

“But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It’s never gonna get any better. Don’t look for it. Be happy with what you got.

Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't.

You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I'll tell you what they don’t want:

They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them.

That's against their interests. That's right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table to figure out how badly they’re getting ***ked by a system that threw them overboard 30 ***king years ago.

They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money.

They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you, sooner or later, 'cause they own this ***king place.

David DePape might get deported back to Canada, and then, we will never see him nor hear from or about him again.

So can war evolve to a more humane form, where precision weapons are used to kill the political, military, business and technical elite of the adversary, instead of forming masses of conscripts using artillery and bombing to kill each other, civilians and destroy military and civilian infrastructure?

The killing of Zawahiri, Soleimani, grain tycoon Vadatursky, numerous Russian generals, Iranian nuclear scientists and missile engineers, and a variety of ISIS figures certainly points in that direction.

In a properly run war, Zelensky would be trying to kill Putin and his henchmen, and vice versa, without a lot of collateral killing and destruction.

Similarly, China and Taiwan would attempt to decapitate each other, rather than crudely mount invasions.

This would get us back to more honorable warfare, as practiced among nobles and their knights, prior to massed infantry tactics of the Thirty Years War and later. 16 posted on 8/2/2022, 11:04:04 AM by FarCenter ==============================================================================

We'll know our disinformation program is complete, when everything the American public believes is false. - William J. Casey, Director of CIA, 1981-1987

Grin, show the middle finger and answer with “Okay, Doomer.”


According to Hoyt ^ | 9 May 2022 | Sarah Hoyt

Posted on 5/12/2022, 8:34:43 AM by Rummyfan

Doom! Gloom! The end is coming soon! Oh, woe is me! Lay down your weapons! Let’s surrender!

Look, I know that some of the regulars — and heaven help me, one or two times a year, me, myself — will fall into doomer mode at times.

Standing on the ramparts is tiring work, and not only are the slings and arrows painful, what hurts the most is the HOWLING incoherence of the opposition. For a certain type of odd, who seems to congregate here, to be honest, we prefer to be called bad names than to be screamed random slogans at. Because we don’t so much mind being hated, but we’d like it to MAKE SENSE.

Sometimes we all fall into doom.

But you have to realize, if you’ve read military history that when the enemy’s main tactic is yelling at you to shut up and give up, they’re losing.

They’re losing big.

To an extent the leftist/collectivist project always was losing. You can’t fight reality. She’s a stone cold b*tch.

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Grin, show the middle finger and answer with “Okay, Doomer.” ===================================================================

I/GrampaDave have been hearing about the End of the World for most of my 83+ years. During The Christmas Holidays of 1956, the EofW's idiot/losers were all over. So at our annual Christmas Dinner, we asked our 70+ year old grandfather about the EofW's.

He said that he remembered seeing them on street corners as a young boy. His Grandfather told him not to worry about them as he had seen and heard them as a young boy. His advice, "Live a good life and love your family and good friends and to forget the EofW idiots."

Meanwhile, our current vaccines are basically worthless as per the Pfizer CEO! Pfizer CEO: Our Vaccines Offer ‘Limited, If Any Protection’ ^ | 1/11/2022 0900 hrs et | Katie Pavlich Posted on 1/11/2022, 10:03:58 AM by rktman Speaking during remarks to a J.P. Morgan healthcare conference this week, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla openly stated current vaccines the company developed for Wuhan coronavirus offer “limited, if any” protection against contracting current variants of the disease. He then encouraged booster shots. The statement from Bourla comes as the Biden administration continues to justify vaccine mandates for federal workers, contractors and private businesses. The Supreme Court heard arguments about President Biden’s mandates for private companies and medical workers last week. A ruling is expected soon on the constitutionality of the mandates. A number of people who have pointed out the waning efficacy of Pfizer’s vaccines, which Bourla touted last year as being “100 percent” effective against contracting or transmitting the virus, have been banned by social media companies. (Excerpt) Read more at … ,p>

Let's Honor Veterans Day by Adopting a More Sober Foreign Policy! ^ | November 12, 2021 | Josh Hammer Posted on 11/12/2021, 4:14:12 AM by Kaslin

The Veterans Day holiday this week, coming just a few months after the national humiliation that was resident Joe Biden's botched Afghanistan withdrawal, ought to serve as a wake-up for Washington's myopic foreign policy and national security establishment, as well as our decadent ruling class more broadly. The best way to honor our veterans in the aftermath of the Afghanistan boondoggle would be to finally end the delusional fantasy that America can, let alone should, attempt to cavalierly export its values unto foreign lands.

For decades, varying stripes of neoconservatives, neo liberals and humanitarian interventionists have dominated America's sclerotic foreign policy establishment. Whatever minute or abstract philosophical details distinguish these schools of foreign policy thought, they have long been united by one overarching, guiding belief: American exceptionalism means the U.S. military should intervene to spread and promote our distinctly American conception of liberty and the good life, even if such interventions do not directly secure America's national security interest or the American way of life.

The basic problem with this hubris is that it fundamentally misunderstands the U.S. military.

As an institution, our military is less well-suited to constructing Madisonian democracies out of backwater hellholes halfway around the world than it is to hunting down and killing terrorists and enemy combatants in the most efficient way possible. This ought to be so obvious that it is somewhat embarrassing it even needs to be said. Nonetheless, whether it was leading Bush-era neoconservatives who sought to "spread democracy" across the sands of the Middle East or Samantha Power-style "responsibility to protect" liberal internationalists who aimlessly toppled Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, the men and women controlling the corridors of foreign policy power in Washington too often fail to intuit this basic reality.

Too many in America's foreign policy elites, bastardize the famously universalist language of the Declaration of Independence, warping it to justify nation-building crusades or outright humanitarian interventions even when those actions have no obvious relevance for America's national or geopolitical interests, properly defined. This sort of chauvinism is the complete opposite of that most quintessential conservative trait most readily identifiable with the great Anglo-Irish statesman Edmund Burke: epistemological humility. A wiser distillation of the relationship between America's Founding-era creed and her foreign policy responsibilities was pronounced by then-Secretary of State John Quincy Adams in 1821: "(America) goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own."

To fail to now vindicate Adams' prescient admonition, in the aftermath of August's fall of Kabul to the Taliban, would be shameful. For two decades, the Pentagon, Foggy Bottom and the intelligence community reliably assured the American people that all the blood spilled and treasure spent trying to build a durable Afghan nation-state would not ultimately prove to be in vain. Our highest-ranking generals and other top-tier military brass repeatedly informed us that our soldiers and marines could, and would, train the Afghan military to fight for and defend their homeland. Suffice it to say that did not work: Kabul fell in a matter of days to the jihadis. The tragic reality is that our commander-in-chief cannot now visit any of the Gold Star families who lost a loved one in Afghanistan and earnestly tell them that their departed loved ones did not die in vain.

The men and women, who deploy and serve overseas, especially those in combat roles, are not pieces on an ivory tower chess board. They are not easily reducible to pawns in a graduate school game theory model. They are real human beings -- patriotic Americans, disproportionately from the heartland, with parents, spouses and children.

If respect for the sanctity of human life and an enduring belief in the Declaration's right to life mean anything at all, they should militate strongly against a more casual willingness to deploy military force abroad.

What's more, the sheer decadence of our ruling class and generally sordid state of our domestic political morass really should make elites think twice next time before sending our uniformed men and women into harm's way without a clearly delineated and demonstrably attainable military objective.

If our elites can actually learn this common-sense lesson, it would be the best Veterans Day lesson of all.

We Are in This Conflict Whether We Like It or Not

October 17, 2021, By J.B. Shurk

One of the few upsides to COVID-1984 is that authorities' heavy-handed and seemingly irrational responses to the China Virus have provided ordinary people a crash course in identifying governments' routine use of information warfare against their citizens. Propaganda is most effective when it is disseminated in small, continuous lumps over time so that should logical contradictions arise, they are small enough to be smoothed over and eliminated without a majority of people noticing.

An obvious example of governments' exploitation of time to subtly rewrite official propaganda so that it aligns with normal observation is the fifty-year shift in narratives linking man's use of hydrocarbon energy to his alleged imminent extinction. Government efforts to stoke public fear have led to ominous warnings of a looming ice age, then a boiling planet, and now extreme weather in any form as justifications for why a small number of global elites must be given complete control over the planet's resources.

Even though the scientific argument for that contention is totally rewritten every few years to fit observable facts, the powers that be continue to insist that "the science is settled." Every decade, we are told anew that unless central planners are empowered to rule the planet, we will all perish the decade after that. Time lapse allows governments to smooth over past contradictions and pull off the con without the whole hoax crashing down around them.

With COVID-1984, however, official propaganda has changed too fast for governments to hide glaring logical inconsistencies. People remember that "two weeks to flatten the curve" turned into two months and then into two years and counting. People remember that they were first told that cloth masks were entirely useless before being told that they were helpful before finally being told that they were mandatory.

People remember that the idea of government-issued "vaccine passports" was mocked as a conspiracy theory only months before governments began issuing them. People can see that the same authorities who once promised that nobody would be forced to receive an experimental "vaccine" are now threatening unemployment and economic devastation upon those who refuse.

People have noticed that ordinary seasonal flu cases and deaths have strangely disappeared altogether, and when health authorities try to explain flu's disappearance as the result of universal masking, people wonder why masks would work on regular flu but not the COVID variety. People have noticed that the same people pushing "vaccines" in order to "save lives" are the same ones who have called for denying life-saving treatment to those unvaccinated. And while corporate media push fear by hyping the death toll from the China Virus, people do not see bodies piling up in the streets or neighbors collapsing all around them.

What they have noticed after being pushed into various forms of house arrest and economic lockdown is the absolute destruction of small businesses; exponential increases in suicides, drug overdoses, and alcohol-related deaths; an explosion of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses caused by delays in routine medical checkups; and the loss of entire life savings. They have noticed that hospitals and government agencies have fraudulently magnified the impact of COVID by lumping in unrelated deaths caused by everything from car wrecks to heart attacks to even homicides.

They have noticed that even though young people, and in particular children, are largely unaffected by this virus, schooling has been turned upside-down, and "vaccines" are being pushed on juveniles before long-term side-effects can be determined. They have noticed that people who have recovered from the illness, and who now possess robust natural immunity, are being entirely ignored in discussions of "herd immunity." They have noticed health authorities, news conglomerates, and tech monopolies censoring information regarding therapeutic treatments that have proved to be highly efficacious in treating life-threatening symptoms.

They have noticed that, contrary to the pronouncements of politicians and health bureaucrats, individuals who have received an experimental "vaccine" are still capable of becoming ill and transmitting the virus to others. And they have noticed that the "vaccines" come with their own inherent risks of causing death.

In other words, the global response to the China Virus is so rife with contradictions that ordinary people can see that they are being flooded with government propaganda. That's the good news. The first step to surviving any information war is to recognize that one is actually being waged. Accepting that you are being lied to prepares you for discovering why.

Is COVID-1984 merely the greatest grift ever perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry and the politicians paid handsomely from its profits? Is it a continuation of the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming scam being used to concentrate global control over all economic relations into the hands of a small number of financial and technocratic elites? Is it being used to distract the world from an impending debt bomb that will eventually explode into the mother of all economic depressions?

Is it a vehicle for eliminating private ownership and returning the world back to a time when a minuscule number of lords could rule over a global population of serfs?

Is it a mechanism for identifying citizens who will pose problems for the State's continued authority? Is it the Davos crowd's experimentation in population control? Or was it the only way to prevent President Trump's re-election and derail his "America First" agenda by providing the necessary cover for political operatives to violate state law and flood the 2020 election with enough anonymous, unsecured, and unverified ballots to make Trump the first president to win more votes than any incumbent in American history, expand his backing among minorities, and increase his overall support by over ten million new voters, yet still find himself somehow short of victory?

As the six-hundred-pound man said to the Swiss chocolatier, "I'll take one of each." Sometimes the answers really are as obvious as they seem.

This is a war for hearts and minds now. Just as John Brennan and the CIA fed us a diet of Russia collusion for years in order to overturn the 2016 election, COVID-1984 is the smorgasbord of rancidness meant to turn our stomachs and convince us to willingly accept a future of servitude to the State.

With each passing executive order or unconstitutional edict in the name of public health, the government is tightening its noose. It is a global heist of personal freedom before our eyes. The only way forward is not to look away; to recognize that "it can happen here"; and to realize that it is, in fact, happening.

A war over information, as we have seen, is as deadly as one with rifles and bayonets. Propaganda is only as effective as it is invisible. Lies seen can never be unseen. One thing remains certain: we are in this conflict whether we like it or not.

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I have been hearing about the End of the World for most of my 82+ years. The Christmas of 1956, the EofW's idiots were all over. So at our annual Christmas Dinner, we asked our 70+ year old grandfather about them the EofW's. He said that he remembered seeing them on street corners as a young boy. His Grandfather told him not to worry about them as he had seen and heard them as a young boy. His advice, "Live a good life and love your family and good friends and to forget the EofW idiots."

Here are 12 things to consider as we closed the door on one of the

most horrible years of our lifetime:

1. The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.

2. I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to. someone. He asked me what I was wearing.

3. 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people.

4. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house & their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!

5. This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house & told my dog. We laughed a lot.

6. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Sweats will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.

7. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?

8. This virus has done what no woman has been able to do. Cancel sports, shut down all bars & keep men at home!

9. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are!

10. I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.

11. I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the Backyard. I’m getting tired of our family Room.

12. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller wearing a mask; ask for money and get it with a smile.

Here’s hoping for a Happier New Year, and that this gave you a good laugh!