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Plan

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Dec 052020
 

[Amazon]

Dynamic Battle Plan Identifies Enemy Tactics and Equips Believers to Live Victoriously

Jesus made it clear that the devil has come to steal, kill, and destroy. Hell is ready to unleash fury against every follower of Jesus. Yet many believers live in denial, letting the enemy steal their blessings, destroy their relationship with Jesus, and kill their hope.

But no more. It’s time to put the enemy on notice!

With passion and insight gained from years on the frontlines of spiritual warfare, John Ramirez equips you with the biblical weapons and practical strategies you need to battle the enemy successfully, including how to

  • discern and shut down the enemy’s tactics and next moves
  • fight with your God-given authority
  • break free from destructive patterns and replace them with godly ones
  • fortify your mind and heart against attacks
  • take back what the devil has stolen
  • grow in wisdom and maturity in Christ
  • and more!

Here is everything you need to become armed and dangerous against every adversary that threatens your relationship and growth with Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit you can destroy the power of the enemy and protect all that God has given you.

It’s time to push back the gates of hell, advance the Kingdom, and live the life God designed you for.

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Fail

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Dec 052020
 

Leon Festinger was a big deal social psychologist. He changed a the world some. Most people have some awareness of Cognitive Dissonance theory. Festinger did that.

Wikipedia saith:

Social comparison theory and cognitive dissonance have been described by other psychologists as “the two most fruitful theories in social psychology.”[62] Cognitive dissonance has been variously described as “social psychology’s most notable achievement,”[63] “the most important development in social psychology to date,”[64] and a theory without which “social psychology would not be what it is today.”[65] Cognitive dissonance spawned decades of related research, from studies focused on further theoretical refinement and development[66] to domains as varied as decision making, the socialization of children, and color preference.[67]

… In addition, Festinger is credited with the ascendancy of laboratory experimentation in social psychology as one who “converted the experiment into a powerful scientific instrument with a central role in the search for knowledge.”

He is also famous in his world for writing “When Prophecy Fails” (Amazon, Abe Books) way back in 1956.

Wikipedia Saith:

Festinger and his associates read a story in their local newspaper headlined “Prophecy from Planet Clarion Call to City: Flee That Flood.” The prophecy came from Dorothy Martin …

… Martin claimed to be receiving messages from superior beings from a planet she referred to as Clarion, and these messages included a prophecy that Lake City would be destroyed by a flood before dawn on December 21st

… [A] group of believers, headed by Martin, had taken strong actions to indicate their degree of commitment to the belief. They had left their jobs, college, and spouses, and had given away money and possessions to prepare for their departure on a flying saucer which was to rescue the group of true believers…

… Festinger and his colleagues contacted Martin and infiltrated her group.

The book describes someone who can be easily understood as a lunatic; and also describes the much less understandable people who became and remained her devotees even after increasingly irrational behavior by the leader. Real people, real events. Followers who hung in way past when you would think people would give it up, and believed whatever crazy shit the leader confabulated. So, this is how followers of absurd sets of beliefs process what is going on.

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Overton

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Nov 202020
 

Please look at the article on Wikipedia, from which this is lifted https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window

The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time.[1] It is also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after Joseph P. Overton, who stated that an idea’s political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within this range, rather than on politicians’ individual preferences.[2][3] According to Overton, the window frames the range of policies that a politician can recommend without appearing too extreme to gain or keep public office given the climate of public opinion at that time.
A new idea fills the window of what the public regards as unthinkable, causing the desired idea to shift into the window of what the public views as sensible, without its proponents necessarily having explained any benefits of the desired idea.

 

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These are the end times

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Jun 212020
 

A cop and a politician speaking honestly and telling truth. Be sure and click through to the complete statements.

But I will also say this: that everybody knows, every honest person knows, that the laws in this country today, they’re made almost entirely by unelected bureaucrats and courts. They’re not made by this body.

Why not? Because this body doesn’t want to make law. That’s why not. Because in order to make law, you have to take a vote. In order to vote, you have to be on the record. And to be on the record is to be held accountable. That’s what this body fears above all else, Madam President. This body is terrified of being held accountable for anything on any subject.

Senator JoshHawley, June 16, 2020
Speech in the US Senate

[The best part is about 8 minutes in, but listen to the whole thing. Here is the case he is referencing Bostock.]

 

So what do we do about it? Even though I’m an expert on bastardism, I am not a public policy expert nor an expert in organizing a post-police society. So, before I give some suggestions, let me tell you what probably won’t solve the problem of bastard cops:

  • Increased “bias” training. A quarterly or even monthly training session is not capable of covering over years of trauma-based camaraderie in police forces. I can tell you from experience, we don’t take it seriously, the proctors let us cheat on whatever “tests” there are, and we all made fun of it later over coffee.
  • Tougher laws. I hope you understand by now, cops do not follow the law and will not hold each other accountable to the law. Tougher laws are all the more reason to circle the wagons and protect your brothers and sisters.
  • More community policing programs. Yes, there is a marginal effect when a few cops get to know members of the community, but look at the protests of 2020: many of the cops pepper-spraying journalists were probably the nice school cop a month ago.

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop
Officer A. Cab  June 6, 2020
Medium

 

 

 

 Posted by at 9:34 pm

Normal

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Jun 212020
 

“blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in normal people”

Darryl Gates, Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1982
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Gates

 

“I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”

Donald Trump. 2020
Wall Street Journal  (paywalled site, try Fox “News” )

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Why we are like this

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May 242020
 

“In their article Fitness Beats Truth in the Evolution of Perception, Chetan Parakash et al. use evolutionary game theory to show that the likelihood for higher organisms to have evolved to see the world as it is (to have veridical perception) is exceedingly small.

… [A]n evolutionary game is a game where at least two types of organisms compete over the same resources. By comparing different possible strategies, one can compute the likelihood for a stable equilibrium.

Parakash et al. apply this concept to the evolution of perception. Simplifying a bit, we can take a veridical perception to be a perceptual state x of an organism such that x corresponds to some world state w. Suppose there are two strategies. One where the organism estimates the world state that is most likely to be the true state of the world. And another where the organism estimates which perceptual state yields the highest fitness. Then, the first strategy is consistently driven into extinction.”

Sven Beecken
Is Semantics in Fact Syntax?

https://www.researchgate.net/post/Is_Semantics_in_Fact_Syntax

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Art

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Mar 232020
 

Artists are here to disturb the peace, but how shall I disturb it now?

Madonna

 

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