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Mr. Burns Plan for Safe Citizens

PHASE ONE: The general public of the United States has been experiencing a fear campaign designed by Mr. Burns’ like nothing in recent memory. Since at least March 11, 2020 the public was told that millions of people would die if they did not shutdown every aspect of life and shelter-in-place in their homes. After four plus weeks of being “safer at home” millions of people have not died, but that does not matter. Mr. Burns’ plan has achieved the effect of killing millions of people without actually doing it. Superbly efficient! The primary successes of Phase One being the shuttering of Churches nationwide, desolation of large businesses, and small businesses across this country.

Separation and Division

PHASE TWO: Public gatherings at churches, social clubs, and even casual meetings at the local store are natural behaviors that promote social cohesion and unity. That is why Mr. Burns’ plan will mandate the concept of “Social Distancing” the goal being to physically and psychically separate one person from every other person. The Committee will also encourage the use of social media and technology-based forms of interaction because preliminary research indicates it enhances the affect of isolation and loneliness on individuals.

If this is the zombie apocalypse, I've decided the zombies are the people who are not taking the threat of covid seriously and refuse to take proper precautions. Stay far away from them since they actually have the power to sicken and kill you or your loved ones. #healthyathome #teamkentucky
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In Phase One fear of an unseen, amorphous enemy (Coronavirus later re-branded to Covid-19) was introduced which The Committee can leverage to direct public suspicion on to any arbitrary group or class of people. The most important group which needs to be undermined immediately will be the skeptics and people who refuse to accept the programming The Committee broadcasts via mainstream news.

Future Control Methods

PHASE THREE: While the Public will be released from their confinement in due time. The Committee will continue directing the safe behaviors necessary after Covid-19 extreme measures have been lifted. Behavior modification that began in Phase one will be monitored by three mechanisms: Vaccination/testing, Contact Tracing, and Safe Citizen reporting.

  1. Vaccination and Testing – As a requirement for returning to work every citizen will be required to have proof of their immunity. At the time of vaccination the citizen will be marked with a quantum dot tattoo. Alternatively, if the citizen tests positive for the Covid-19 antibody they will receive a digital certificate.
  2. Mobile contact tracing – Google and Apple have already developed the OS-level framework needed for contact tracing, but each smart phone user will also download a “Safe Citizen” health app. The app will provide the user with a color code Green, Yellow, or Red. Red will mean that the user must immediately self-isolate at home for fourteen days. If sixty percent of the population downloads the app voluntarily it will not become mandatory.
  3. Safe Citizen reporting – The Committee will develop incentives to encourage friends and neighbors to report to authorities when they witness willful non-compliance. Example: K.A.R.E.N. developed by Mayor De Blasio.
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Kentucky Safer Hotline

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The Roots and Causes of Homelessness

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Tiny House

Within a population of 320 million people in the United States. If we have ‘X’ number of homeless people why can’t we build ‘X’ number of tiny homes? Done. Homelessness has been eliminated! Well…. we know that isn’t how life works. The reason why it doesn’t work is the same as why Liberalism fails.

Adam Curry interviewed Alan Graham, the CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes and the Community First Village in Austin, TX. Below I will quote portions of the podcast, but it is highly encouraged to listen to the podcast itself.

The single greatest cause [of] homelessness is a profound catastrophic loss [of] family.

5:17 seconds

The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.

15:25s

We don’t believe in the model of fixing or repairing humans.

37:10s

There is no graduation [from the community] that’s another fallacy in the system.

38:35s

We [people] desire to be fully and wholly loved and fully and wholly known.

48:06s

We seem to have a culture of middle men. If somebody is bothering me I call the cops. It’s rarely somebody going to someone else. “Hey, let’s solve this problem.”

48:35s
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Aliens and Trek

One shelf of my collection of action figures. Big fan of Roddenberry Trek, waiting for the day when we might get positive hopeful Trek again.

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Single Guy Special – Tortellini Alfredo

This turned out to be an unexpected surprise. I combined all of the ingredients as stated. It didn’t look very appealing going in, but it came out beautiful.

Ingredients:

1 package Tortellini
Half bag of Popcorn chicken
1 Jar of cheesy Alfredo Sauce
1 Cup Water
Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.

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Three Birds

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June 20th bird hit

I experienced my third bird strike in four weeks against my car. The first one happened on June 20th on my way home from work. I thought it was crazy but considered it a random event. The next bird hit me on my way to church on June 26th. I was driving in town so I was going much slower than highway speeds like last time. The bird should have had time to avoid me. This time I thought they must be out to get me since I knocked down a partial nest at my house.

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June 26th Bird strike

On July 11th, I was driving into work being very concerned and tense about leaving my job of eight years and starting a new job next week. I was going about 45 mph on a twisty country road slightly less than my usual pace. Bird number three decides to leave the tree that it is sitting in and flies into my path. It makes a very deliberate turn in front of me and opens its wings as if it were going to land on the windshield right in my face.

All three of the birds have hit on the driver-side door frame in the same exact way. The third bird was distinctive because it was solid black. I turned in my letter and left work about an hour later. When I was back home I sat down and considered what had happened. I don’t believe anything that happens three times with such deliberate action is random. Experiencing life with Amy and now without her has taught me to pay attention. I read up on bird omens, birds flying toward the observer is supposed to be a good sign.

Should the bird or birds fly straight at you, it means they will bring you good luck (windfall, blessings etc.) with them.

While staying away from mysticism, I also recognize when a message is being sent.

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Write These Words In Stone

Cheap words you will find written on a post it note. Better words can be found written in a book, but only the best words are worth carving into a granite slab

So you’ll remember what I forgot to say, write this down.

You can find a chisel, I can find a stone.
Folks will be reading these words, long after we’re gone.

His:

The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favor from the Lord. – Prov 18:22 (NLT)

Hers:

Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise. –Prov 31:31 (NLT)

Amen. Love you, Amy.

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A Gift From my Church

New and Old. I am thankful for my church family. The book on top is a gift from my church family that I appreciate very much. The Bible underneath was given to me by my pastor when I graduated high school. The Bible is starting to show some wear on the spine. As they say a scuffed Bible is a Bible worn down by the prayers prayed over it. An old Bible that looks brand-new is a Bible that has never been used.

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Not Worthy

I wrote this on Facebook on July 30, 2014, the day after Amy passed away. The comments after are so important to me.

“8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. 9 For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I’m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God’s church.” 1 Cor 15
Even if all we could afford was a 99 cent frosty at Wendy’s. Amy always made me feel like a king for spending that time with her. She appreciated my attention in a way that paid me back ten times what I gave to her. She asked me over and over again what she could do to please me as much as I pleased her. She never quite understood that to please me it was enough for Amy to be herself. The suit of armor to be Amy’s white knight doesn’t fit me but it is something that I wish to grow into.

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