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The Danger of Thinking

Branding works because we do not have to think first about the buying choices we make.

Why is thinking so painful?
We don’t have time.
We don’t want to be wrong.
We don’t want to face the possibility that we’ve been wrong all along.

Have you noticed that when you carry cash, you’re less likely to spend it?

Credit cards make it easy to spend without thinking.

Instant payment methods — like the kind you have on your phone — make it even easier.

Marketers know this.

What happens when you try to slow down and say, read a book?

When was the last time you read a book?

I remember growing up, we used go actually go to the library and get a few of them.

We would also read the paper on Sunday — the whole thing, one section at a time. Comics first, of course. Then Business. Outlook. Travel. (And don’t forget the coupons.)

Thinking is blocked when you’re in a noisy area.

Have you noticed that bookstores and coffee shops intentionally have a lot of noise blaring?

So you cancel out their noise, with your noise — maybe wearing headphones with your preferred kind of music.

Maybe you play “white noise,” to block out all the sound.

But still, the hum of the noise blocks you from just following the thoughts rambling around in your head.

I remember growing up we were bored most of the time, because television wasn’t all that great. We had to find ways to entertain ourselves.

And then MTV showed up, and the explosion of cable.

Now it wasn’t necessary to think or be creative: We could escape into the heads, hearts and souls of characters someone else had developed for our consumption.

One might argue that at least in the workplace, we have to think to survive, because the demands are great, cooperation is difficult to achieve, and the resources relatively few.

But there again, conformity is the order of the day and thinking is subsumed to “getting along with the team.” As well as, frankly, “making the boss look good.”

How about participating in the decisions that affect our lives? Why don’t we get out there, and involve ourselves in social causes?

We can, and we should: But the information we base our decisions on, about which causes to support, is normally mediated and misleading.

It’s hard to know what’s the truth.

Finally, we are bombarded with the gigantic systems that codify and identify us, process us, and rule our lives.

Consider education. The novel ideas we sacrifice, in order to make the “A.”

Consider healthcare. The privacy we have to give up. Because there are forms to sign, and we need to be taken care of.

All of this might make a thinking person want to scream.

But we cannot make too much noise, because then the gatekeepers will lose patience with us.

And then we lose our place altogether.

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. The author hereby releases this content into the public domain. Opinions are the author’s own. Creative Commons photo via Pixabay.

The $1 Billion Border Question

According to the GAO (2016), the Federal Government spends nearly $1 billion per year on “advertising and public relations.” In light of the fact that we are currently experiencing a partial government shutdown based on differing public views of the facts about border security, one has to ask how well this money is currently being spent.

5 U.S. Code § 3331, the Oath of Office, binds Federal employees to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
“An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” This section does not affect other oaths required by law. (Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 424.)”
The following questions are inherently nonpartisan and I ask them in a nonpartisan manner:
  • What are Federal employees to do when they believe that our legitimately elected President is the target of a seditious conspiracy?
  • What are we to do when we see a “soft coup attempt” playing out in the public eye?
  • What are we to do when we see that the public is reduced to relying on purportedly “insider” statements about government operations that are relayed by an anonymous figure on an Internet message board?
  • What are we to do when there is no government-wide, non-partisan mechanism for providing a clearinghouse to comment on, explain, elaborate and refute these widespread messages, that are widely believed, but which have not been validated or invalidated by any government agency or official?
“Political activity refers to any activity directed at the success or failure of a partisan group or candidate in a partisan election.” (Office of Special Counsel, 2016)

These questions are not political!

If our Nation is indeed under attack, overtly or covertly, the public needs to be informed so that the public better understands the actions that are being taken by the government, particularly when they may otherwise be inexplicable.

If we are not under attack, and a disinformation agent has gained influence over a massive segment of the American people, this fact must be exposed and the record corrected.

In order to narrow the focus of the current question, it is helpful to focus on a specific issue. 

Therefore, I share the following statements made by the anonymous figure in question, “QAnon,” about border security.

To ensure these statements are reviewed in as neutral a manner as possible, they are excerpted in such a way as to focus only on purported facts and not on characterizations of specific people or groups.

The time period for these statements is November 5, 2017 — January 5, 2019.

The public is entitled to know if these statements are true, as part of the government’s regular communication concerning the mission, goals, objectives and related program activities and initiatives undertaken by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the border.
STATEMENTS BY “QANON” ABOUT BORDER SECURITY

(all quoted; sourced via “QMap.pub)

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2017
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November 5, 2017
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Who funds MS13?
What agency has direct ties to (2) major drug cartels?
Why is AG Sessions / POTUS prioritizing the removal of MS13?
Why is AG Sessions / POTUS prioritizing building the wall?
Immigration?
Drugs?
Who do you hire for a hit?
Who can be eliminated after the job is complete?
Seth Rich.
Who was found dead (2) shortly after his murder?
What affiliation did they have?
Classified.

November 6, 2017
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Why are there no voting ID laws in place?
What do you need an ID for? List. Compare. Laugh.
What is the argument for not allowing voter ID laws to be enacted?
Why are immigrants important? (MB)(Votes)(Attacks)
Why are illegals important? (MS13)(Votes)(187)
Why is open border important?
What did BO say on the campaign trail last year to illegals within the US?
What did BO encourage?
Was this illegal?
Who owns sizeable stakes in voter machine co’s?
Who decides what voter machines are used in elections?
Why are some ‘important’ counties still manually/hand counted?

November 14, 2017
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What happens if the border remained open and the MSM continued to brainwash?
At what point do Patriots, and hard working men and woman, become the minority?
What about voting machines?
Who owns the voting machines?
What about voter ID laws?
Photo ID? When is it necessary and must be presented? Make a list. Laugh.
Reconcile.

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2018
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January 21, 2018
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[The 16 Year Plan To Destroy America]
Hussein [8]
Install rogue_ops
Leak C-intel/Mil assets
Cut funding to Mil
Command away from generals
Launch ‘good guy’ takedown (internal remove) — Valerie Jarrett (sniffer)
SAP sell-off
Snowden open source Prism/Keyscore (catastrophic to US Mil v. bad actors (WW) +Clowns/-No Such Agency)
Target/weaken conservative base (IRS/MSM)
Open border (flood illegals: D win) ISIS/MS13 fund/install (fear, targeting/removal, domestic-assets etc.)
Blind-eye NK [nuke build]
[Clas-1, 2, 3]
Blind-eye Iran [fund and supply]
Blind-eye [CLAS 23–41]
Stage SC [AS [187]]
U1 fund/supply IRAN/NK [+reduce US capacity]
KILL NASA (prevent space domination/allow bad actors to take down MIL SATs/WW secure comms/install WMDs) — RISK OF EMP SPACE ORIG (HELPLESS)
[CLAS 1–99]
HRC [8] WWIII [death & weapons real/WAR FAKE & CONTROLLED][population growth control/pocket billions]
Eliminate final rogue_ops within Gov’t/MIL
KILL economy [starve/need/enslave]
Open borders
Revise Constitution
Ban sale of firearms (2nd amen removal)
Install ‘on team’ SC justices> legal win(s) across spectrum of challengers (AS 187)
Removal of electoral college [pop vote ^easier manipulation/illegal votes/Soros machines]
Limit/remove funding of MIL
Closure of US MIL installations WW [Germany 1st]
Destruction of opposing MSM/other news outlets (censoring), CLAS 1–59

April 2, 2018
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Everything has meaning.
[A]wan.
Tarmac.
Iran.
NK.
U1.
FBI.
DOJ.
Mueller.
Election Integrity.
Immigration Bill.
Border.
Wall.

April 4, 2018
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The protected flow into AZ is no more.

April 4, 2018
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Troops to Border.
Clown Black Ops.
Private funds.
Raised how?
Troops @ Border does what?
Impact?
To who?
MS_13/Illegals road block.
Sex traffic road block.
Children road block.
Drugs road block.
Guns road block.
China/Russia pass-through-intel-pull road block.
Name we don’t say AZ road block.
Big money TERMINATE.
The WALL means more than you know.
The FIGHT for the WALL is for so much more.

April 6, 2018
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Border state — coincidence?

April 7, 2018
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Border states are VERY key.
Bigger than you can imagine.
The pipeline.
Not R vs D.
CA is special.
Public will learn.

April 20, 2018
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Why is the MX border / Long Beach Port so important?

April 23, 2018
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THE WORLD IS CONNECTED.
Why are border states like AZ/CA important?
Why is MX vocal against POTUS?
Those who are the loudest…..

June 30, 2018
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THEY WANT YOU DIVIDED.
THEY WANT RACE WARS.
THEY WANT CLASS WARS.
THEY WANT RELIGIOUS WARS.
THEY WANT POLITICAL WARS.
THEY USE THE MEDIA.
THEY USE HOLLYWOOD.
THEY USE POLITICAL LEADERS.
THEY ARE LOUD.
GROUP THINK.
PUBLIC SHAME AGAINST THOSE WHO CHALLENGE.
SLAVERY.
DEFEND MS-13?
DEFEND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR BORDERS?
PROMOTE THE FEAR NUCLEAR WAR IF POTUS REMAINS IN OFFICE?
NUCLEAR ALERTS MALFUNCTION?
COMPARE TO HITLER/NAZIS?
PROMOTE VIOLENCE?
PROMOTE HATE?
PROMOTE WAR?
PROMOTE ECONOMIC DECLINE?
PROMOTE NK TO END TALKS W/ POTUS?
PROMOTE IMPEACHMENT FOR NO REASON?
PROMOTE RACISM?
PROMOTE FACISM?
PROMOTE RIOTS?

August 14 2018
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GMAIL DRAFTS
[GOOG SAFEGUARDED HIGHEST LEVEL [Access [3-GOOG] — SERVER ROUTING — NON US BASED]
[Sample]
Wet Work?
Human Trafficking?
Sharing of ICE/Border Patrol C-INTEL [schedules] to SAFEGUARD? EXIT/ENTRANCE?
Sharing of FBI C-INTEL to SAFEGUARD PRIV-OPs?
Sharing of DOJ ‘Where We Stand’ investigation(s) & Guide to OVERCOME-DISMISS-WIN?
 
November 25, 2018
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Border Security = National Security.
FY 2019 Defense Spending Bill
https://dod.defense.gov/News/SpecialReports/Budget2019.aspx📁
>>Budget Overview
Budget Reconciliation
https://www.countable.us/bills/hr7073-115📁
What if the House fails prior to majority change?
What vested auth does the Constitution grant a sitting President re: matters of NAT SEC?
 
Dec 11, 2018
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You didn’t think the largest MIL spending bill in history (FY 2019) wasn’t going to [indirectly] include funding for the wall did you?
Learn the Constitution re: vested powers of POTUS re: matters of NAT SEC.
This was planned and forecasted as the ‘border funding’ solution from the beginning.

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2019
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January 5, 2019
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Open borders w/ no Immigration & Customs Officials to safeguard the people?
EU gov’t attempt to turn the police against the people re: yellow vest protests?

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Nonpartisan. My opinion only. Public domain. Creative Commons photo via Pixabay.