WordPress Censorship Tactics

I’ve been noticing some disturbing things happening on my blog here at WordPress, and am beginning to think they are deliberate tactics being used to suppress the truth! First, and most irritatingly, the “tags” we can add to our posts are timed, and when a blog post is rather innocuous, or not altogether against the “party line”, I can type many of them before the time runs out. BUT, and this is where it gets frustrating, when the post goes completely against the “party line”, like the one about Dr. Hoffe’s interview just posted, I have not even enough time to type one small tag! Hmmmm!?!?

Now I’ve seen another tactic being used to interfere with readership, and that is, even though I have made several postings in the last time frame of a month, the “manage” section of the newsfeed claims I have not posted anything since a month ago! Which has the effect of causing readers not to open my blog… or other blogs with similar claims made against them…

Has anyone else on WordPress been noticing these censorship tactics? If so, please comment. And if you appreciate my humble blog, please ignore the wordpress(titute) claims, and open anyways!

I thank you in advance.

(P.S. I was allowed 3 tags for this one!)

Time Off…

Hello to all my faithful readers. I’m truly sorry that there isn’t much to read lately, and likely won’t be, as technical difficulties are insurmountable in most cases, for me; also, it’s getting colder, and harder to sit outdoors in the truck (I refuse to comply with the mandatory “face covering” to sit inside the library; and things happen so fast, and I don’t get to the internet very often, and I just can’t keep up! However, that said, I’m not stopping blogging, just going into a kind of partial hibernation. 😊 I appreciate all of you!

Temporary or Eternal Freedom: For Which Will YOU Die?

Temporary or Eternal Freedom: For Which Will YOU Die?

When the Lord once begins to work in a willing person’s heart, that soul, if it remains open to the Spirit’s workings will be made fit for the kingdom of God and of Christ. To this end, I began rereading the ponderously heavy volume of the Martyr’s Mirror; and in looking again into this very revealing mirror, have seen my own need to seek God more fervently, more earnestly, than hitherto I have done. In so saying, I will be leaving off blogging — for the most part — to accomplish this end; but I will leave you with just one thought to ponder for yourselves. It is of utmost importance; and if it was the only post ever made on my humble blog, it would be enough.

To give you reference for the quote, it must be noted that previously to the selected quote, mention was made of some of the world’s heroes and martyrs, who suffered much, even death, to accomplish great things upon earth. Original footnotes will be included in parentheses, marked with an asterisk.

From the Author’s Preface, Martyr’s Mirror, Second English Edition, thirtieth printing, 2009: excerpts from pages 13-15; here is the noteworthy portion:

“We have already spoken of the great honor which custom conferred upon the brave and triumphant warriors; yet not one of all these, however great, mighty, valiant and victorious he may have been, or how great the honor and glory with which he may have been hailed, could in any wise be compared with the least martyr who suffered for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

“Even aged and feeble persons, youths and maidens, and such as were not noticed, yea whom the world did not esteem at all, did infinitely more through the power of their faith, their ardent love to God, and, especially, their steadfastness unto death, whereby they were enabled to forsake, yea, despise, all visible things, and to put entirely out of their thoughts, forget, and bid, as it were, eternal adieu to, until the consummation of all things, money, property, houses, farms, brothers, sisters, parents, children, dear friends and relatives, yea their own bodies and lives, and everything pleasing and delightful according to the flesh; whereas others, if possible, gladly enjoyed and retained all this, and would fain have retained it always, or still retain it.

“The honor, therefore, which is due to the holy martyrs, is infinitely greater and better than that of earthly heroes; just as the fight they fought, was infinitely more profitable, and their victory, as coming from the hand of God, infinitely more praiseworthy and glorious. *
(* God is worthier than the creatures; heaven is worthier than the earth; and the soul is more excellent than the body; in the same manner the divine, heavenly and spiritual warfare is worthier and more excellent than the creatural, earthly and corporeal warfare; that is beyond contradiction.)

“Through earthly wars countries and their inhabitants are destroyed, the innocent killed, the fugitive robbed of their property, and much weeping and mourning caused among those who remain. But through the warfare of the martyrs, at least through the martyrs themselves, the prosperity of countries and their inhabitants was promoted because of the fervent prayers offered up by the martyrs to God for those who did them harm and for the common welfare of all the inhabitants.

… …

“They caused no one to lament or weep, by doing him the least damage or injury, but they greeted everybody, even their enemies, with kindness, embraced them with the arms of love, and gave them cause to rejoice and be glad, outwardly as well as inwardly, bodily and spiritually, here and (God granting them mercy) also hereafter.

“O most delightful warfare, which did injury to none, but good to all. O ye blessed heroes, who fought this fight! No princes or kings can be compared to you; for all the honors won by earthly heroes on earth shall vanish with the earth; but your honor is an everlasting honor; your glory shall never cease, yea, shall endure, as long as God endures, whom you served.”

{This little snippet from the Martyr’s Mirror gives the perfect view of the only true warfare and true martyrdom. It shows us the inestimable value of giving up (completely dying to) the world of temporal things in order to gain that eternal kingdom, honor, glory and LIFE. To this I sincerely aspire, and in light of this…}

“…all have need to be taught in the way of salvation; no one would choose to be unsaved. … … Have compassion upon your own souls, whom the Lord loves so dearly, seeking to lead them to heaven; yea for whom the Son of God has shed his precious blood, thus purchasing them with so great a price. We would commend this matter most urgently to you as well as to ourselves. O Lord, help! O Lord, let it prosper!”

Dear readers, consider this deeply, as a matter of life and death! Jesus said, in Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Until next time…

Canadian Wildflower.

The Anti-Climax of “Coronaville” Shopping, and…MORE.

The Anti-Climax of “Coronaville” Shopping, And… MORE.

After waiting until we could put it off not a day longer, we decided to go shopping… One needs groceries, after all… It isn’t something one relishes doing, however, what with all the horror stories of folks being assaulted for not “masking”, and learning that Alberta’s capital city has also instituted mandatory mask laws… We didn’t actually go as far as the city, but near it, is usually similar…

So I kind of “psyched myself up” for the trip, preparing myself mostly spiritually, to endure in a Christlike manner whatever evil came my way… Only to have a completely uneventful, “adventureless” shopping experience, praise God!! But it WAS rather anti-climactic!! But hey! I’m not complaining!

BUT, and this is the interesting part; a friend dropped in before we left, with news of happenings in other parts of the continent, on both sides of the border…

While on the southern side of the 49th parallel, this friend spoke with numbers of folks who have experienced first-hand, the insanity of Covid-communism.

A nurse had fled from a certain state to escape the evil of the hospital actually killing patients. Yes, you read that right! This nurse said the hospital was drugging folks into lethargy of some sort, then putting them on respirators, thereby inducing death!

Our friend also visited the family of an elderly man who had gone up a ladder to capture a swarm of bees that had escaped his beehive, who had fallen off the ladder and broke open his head, and subsequently died. His family complained that the hospital had chalked up his death to Covid-19(84)!!!

Now that is first-hand reporting, so if anybody still doubts the deception around this Covid-mania, they better take their heads out of the sand, and quickly!!

When our friend returned (with difficulty) to Canada, he was forced into home quarantine. While in this forced condition, the police actually paid a visit to the home, and asked, “How are you isolating FROM YOUR FAMILY?” This entire Covid cult is about dividing people from each other, not about protecting anybody from a so-called “deadly pandemic”!! I mean, someone with a large family is supposed to isolate from all family members?!?

Confirmation of information posted in an earlier blog post: that of strange buildings being secretly and hastily built in northern regions of Canada. Our friend actually knows the carpenters with the contract to build the ones in Northern Manitoba; these folks called the buildings “barracks”, rows and rows of them; with security all around the site. When the contract supervisor asked what they were for, he was told to “mind your own business, and just get the job done!” Makes you sit up and take notice…

To once again prove the DECEPTION of the Covid hysteria; a nurse who does data registration for a hospital, told people our friend visited, that first thing every morning, the head Doctor TELLS her how many Covid cases there will be for that day!!

How can anybody still believe any of the official reports??

And lastly, a very disgusting bit of information… Hope you haven’t just eaten…certain things…

Our friend was visiting the neighbour of someone in the northern part of a Canadian province, a farmer, who casually mentioned that he sells buckets of cow blood to whoever it is that makes those “Beyond Meat” burgers for McDonalds, A&W, etc. Apparently, the blood makes the burgers taste better… 😝😝 Blech!!! So much for the “meatless” claim! I’ve never eaten one, thank God!

Well, that’s all, folks! (Borrowed from Bugs Bunny!)

Until next time…

Friends are the Flowers…

…in the garden of life, and I’m very thankful for the few I’ve been blessed with. 😊

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Thank you Lord, for every friend you’ve brought along my way

Equally for the ones who’ve gone, as well the ones who stay.

For every friend who’s shared my life in some way or another

Has blessed the time we have enjoyed, and the path we’ve trod together.

(c) 2020 June 24

Welcome to the “New Normal”!

Welcome to the “New Normal”!!

Yesterday was a very interesting day, to say the least! It included participation in a protest; then the most idiotic shopping trip I’ve experienced to date under this so-called “new normal”. Allow me to expand…

My best half and myself happened to learn at the last minute of an anti-lockdown protest at the Legislature in Edmonton for April 29, so we decided to attend. It was a long drive, and we were somewhat late, but a large group of people had turned out for it; and as we drove around trying to find parking, many drivers honked their horns in support. One fellow on the sidewalk was dressed up in shiny silver pants, and had tinfoil wrapped around his helmet, waving a sign protesting 5G. After parking, we were about to walk up the hill, when all of a sudden, the entire group of protesters began pouring down the hill. We waited for them, and asked, “Why are you coming back down?” And they replied, “The police allowed us a certain amount of time to protest, and then threatened to start issuing tickets.”

Being our first protest, we didn’t really know what to do, so we hung around until some who knew what they were about came and talked with us. They had also planned a convoy of sign-holding, horn-honking vehicles, and we decided to join them. Many of these vehicles were done all out, while some simply had writing on the windows.

Some of the signs read: “The true north strong and FREE (crossed out) Quarantined!”; “ALL Jobs are Essential!”; “Sunshine and UV heat kills the virus, Staying in does NOT!”; “Children deserve Education”; “End the Lockdown”; “We have Familys (sic) to Feed”; “Wuhan Institute of Virology, 30 miles from the fish market, This ain’t no bat soup!”; “COVID is a COVERUP!”; “Freedom is Essential”; and our favourite, “thus saith the Lord, LET MY PEOPLE GO! Exodus 9:1”.

It was very interesting driving around the Legislature grounds honking and holding our signs, unimpressed police everywhere, and people lined up all along the streets, even watching from their balconies. It seemed to me that most of them were supportive of what was going on, though it was plain that not all agreed. People walking had signs, as well, and the one I liked best was, “I just want to HUG my grandkids!”, held by an elderly lady. Believe it or not, the entire convoy had a fire engine leading it, honking too!

We were following the car with the “LET MY PEOPLE GO!” sign, and pretty soon we discovered there were no more vehicles from the protest behind us, and this car seemed to be heading out of the city! So we circled back around, only to find that the entire thing had just disappeared! But along the way, construction workers would show support for our message “ALL jobs are essential!”, hooting or waving, and some even called out, “Thank you!!” One gave it a thumbs up and hollered, “How the (blinkety-blank) ELSE are we gonna survive!??”, as we waited for the light to change.

We continued to hold our sign out the window all the way through the city on the way home, for good measure, making fun that people were lined up outside stores in “proper anti-social” style, waiting to get in. We needed a few items, so we stopped at the Dollar store. And if I don’t find myself in just such a line!! I almost left, but the items I needed had been put off for so long already because of the current stupidity, that I decided to wait. Once at the checkout, they asked if I wanted a bag, and because we’ve been told we can’t bring our own reusable bags anymore, I said, “Are you GIVING me a bag because we’re not allowed to bring our own? I don’t want to pay for one.” She told me, “You can bring your own, but YOU have to pack it!” WHAAT??!? That sure makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? They can touch the items I touched to pack them in their bag, but they can’t put them in my bag. 🤔 “But it’s out in the truck, and then I’d have to wait like a cow in that line again! No thanks, I’ll just buy a bag, and be done with it!” Then she had the nerve to ask me to return the basket to the door, but my hands were full because it didn’t all fit in ONE bag, so I replied, “My hands are full, sorry!” And walked out the door.

Maybe it won’t be like that at Superstore…

At least the doorway attackers weren’t there this time. You know, the ones who dive at you with what they call “hand sanitizer”. I got the three items I needed there without any hassle, and went up to the checkouts. This is where I encountered The Problem.

The “cattle chute” was still there along the entry point; fine. The “traffic control” man was there letting the “dumb cows” know when the next cashier was open; fine. As stupid as that is, it’s not the end of the world. But the lineup didn’t end at the end of the cattle chute. It kept going, all along the whole length of the aisle next to it, then all the way around past the meat department, then continued all the way back to the lobster tank at the very back of the store, where it made a hairpin turn on itself to continue for half the length of the milk coolers!! And every one in line had a heaping cartload of stuff! This did NOT please me very well, as you can imagine! For three, yes, only 3 measly items, I was pondering at least an hour waiting in line!

Someone commented, “It looks like everyone decided to check out at the same time.” Yeeeesss… Or perhaps it’s MORE because they have only ONE line of ONE-person-at-a-time service! Funny how quickly some folks just accept the current oppression!

“Would you move further away!” suddenly snapped a masked woman nearby. I jumped and exclaimed, “Oh! Sorry!” and moved away even further. But it seemed that wasn’t even far enough because presently she turned her cart further away from me with a glare of her fearful eyes.

So I sighed and set myself to wait (yes, I was exclaiming about how stupid it was most of the time), and pretty soon a pleasant older man got in line behind me, with the question, “Is THIS the end of the line?” “Unfortunately, yes,” I said. He was laughing and shaking his head, so I knew he was a sensible one. He said, “Then I guess I’ll just start eating,” and he opened something and began to munch.

Soon he asked me why I didn’t go through the self-checkout, and I told him I don’t use those, to which he said that this situation would drive HIM to use it! Then he suggested I go to Customer Service to pay, which I didn’t think they would allow, but on his insistence, and his promise to let me back in line in front of him if they refused, I decided to try it.

So I traipsed, from the “back forty” of the store, all the long way to the front, where I squeezed through the lineup for the self-checkouts, which was long enough, noticing as I went that there were only two, yes, 2(!) cashiers out of 12 in the main section, and three out of about 5 in the “express” section who were open(!!), past the barrier dividing the Customer Service counter from the main store, and up to the counter. Rather flustered by this time, I asked, “Can I pay for these items here? The lineup goes all the way back past the fish department!” To my intense gratefulness, they let me pay there, and as soon as I could manage it, I departed from Superstore with nary a backward glance, and a huge sigh of relief!

In answer to a comment I made to one of the managers I know there, she said with her own sigh of frustration, “Welcome to the new normal!”

The Funeral Nobody Will Ever Likely Experience.

This topic might be a little morose, but I’ve had funerals on my mind lately, mostly because someone near to me has recently died. I will not be asked to attend. Just as I was banned from attending another funeral of someone I dearly loved, for the reason that I “might say something”. So what might I have said that threatened them enough to exclude me? The only thing I can think of would be…THE TRUTH.

Which brings me to some thoughts that have been stirring in my mind for a week or so. What if someone actually DID speak the truth at a funeral, what would happen? Here is a likely scenario.

“Her father died, and she was not invited to his funeral, but she thought she would sneak in late and just sit at the back, unnoticed, after all others had arrived. She just wanted to say her last good-byes as quietly as possible, then slip out before it was over, unnoticed by all.

However, as she sat and listened, she realized something was terribly wrong. The person all the pastors and eulogizers were talking about was definitely NOT the man she had known. The name was the same. But that was about all. They were describing someone much, much different than the one she had known…

As time went on, she became more and more incensed over the obviously false picture these attendees were painting, and she felt that it was wrong to allow this to remain. She decided there was one thing she absolutely must do, or she would be just as guilty as all of them…

Instead of slipping out the back before it was all over, she very quietly rose from her place in the rear of the building, and walked slowly to the front, under the glaring looks of those who had told her to keep away. But their surprise at her audacity kept them quiet, and she took her stand at the microphone, and began to speak.

“”Friends, I didn’t come here to speak, only to say my last good-byes and leave as silently as I came. But every one of you have caused me to stand up here today. How is it that when someone dies everyone who goes to the funeral becomes a liar?”

By this time nobody could speak, if they would, because they were all too much shocked to utter a word.

She continued, “This man whom you all have painted into a saint was no such thing! Yes, he could be very nice at times; but he was abusive to my mother and us kids. Yes, he was very generous to many; but he was also a drunkard, a liar and a cheat! Yes, he maybe was a pastor; but he was also lazy; and when angered, could beat up his own wife, my mother!”

Some jaws had fallen open at these words, and she could see her mother’s face was red and angry, possibly ashamed.

She went on, “How can you all stand here before God’s eternal judgment, and claim this man was such an angelic person?! Even my mother has betrayed her own humanity by agreeing to this falsehood by her silence!!”

People were glancing sideways at one another in wonder and confusion. Some looked down at their feet, ashamed of their own perfidy.

“Is this why you banned my coming here, so I wouldn’t speak the truth? For shame! Now I understand what Jesus meant when he said, ‘Let the DEAD bury their dead!'”

And with that she turned and left the building through the door behind the podium before the ushers could recover enough from their shock to forcibly escort her out. She just wanted to go find someplace where she could have a good cry, and prepare herself for the fallout that was sure to come.”

End of story.

Not likely any of you will ever attend a funeral where this happens; I haven’t ever seen one. But try to remember, if you attend any future funerals, that silence in the face of lies is just the same as lying… And maybe, like me, you won’t have to be banned because you simply CHOOSE to stay away…

FINALLY!! A TRUE Account of Corona Virus From a Friend In China.

Well, here it is, finally: an absolutely TRUE account of what is happening inside China, a witness we can trust. This friend of ours has sent the following email, and a sad situation it paints for sure. He has had to permanently close the restaurant due to this plague. We are very very sorry for him and his wife, such lovely people!  😦
To protect his privacy, and ours, I have taken out personal information, and only shared the parts that pertain to this continuing tragic saga. I have left it intact otherwise.
My best half and myself are so very thankful for this report, not only for that we now know how our friends are doing, but that I can post some REAL information at long last. I have also heard a small snippet from another contact in Edmonton, Alberta, that there has been one case reported as being there, and a couple of cases in Calgary, Alberta. Just to keep my readers up-to-date. It sounds like this thing is for real, after all…
And now, the situation as presented from inside China…
“Hello ~~~ and ~~~
how are you
flights out of China has suspended until March 28th. This date could still change to later if Corona virus epidemic gets worse.  I will need to be quarantine for 14 days in Beijing  before I could get on the plane to the next stop, when I return to Canada it’s highly suggested that we quarantine ourselves for another two weeks. Right now the city I am staying at is at a total locked down. No transportation could go out, only few vehicles could come in to drop off food. The building I am living is also locked down. It’s like being in jail! The government gives every household food tickets to get supply in restricted areas. There are people in my building that are sick with this virus, I am very worry we could be effected.  My wife and I are very stressed. I really don’t know when I could possibly be back to Canada. I feel there is a force majeure to stop me in continuing business with ~~~. We are saddened and feeling very helpless, since we had put in a lot of work and saving into this business.
Regretfully our detention in China has caused irreparable damage to our restaurant business due to the negative perception surrounding coronavirus.  Circumstances dictate that we can no longer continue with our lease agreement and in good faith we have already conveyed this to the ~~~ ~~~. Just let you know our restaurant business completely closed.
Thank you,
Regards
S W”