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“In the wake of the tragic mass shooting [at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida], guns and “gun free zones” have become hot-button issues.
The Left has since turned-up the volume on calls for a crackdown on Secondment Amendment rights, quickly exploiting teens who attend the targeted school to make the case for them. They have also slammed the suggestion that schools should have armed security, or perhaps well-trained, voluntarily armed teachers.
But what does the evidence say about “gun free zones”?
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, “gun free zones” (areas where guns are prohibited) have been the target of more than 98% of all mass shootings. This staggering number is why such designated areas are often referred to as “soft targets,” meaning unprotected and vulnerable…
While mass shootings are a complex issue with more than one action needed to prevent them, it seems unclear why gun control advocates would hold so tight to their well-intended, but ultimately dangerous “gun free zones” even in the face of such a staggering reality. Why is it kosher to protect our politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and federal currency with guns, but not our children?“
“Neil Kramer talks to Regina Meredith to discuss ‘The Power Of Peace.’
Regina writes: “While we continue to tear back the curtain of conspiracy, and dig under the rocks of suppressed information, we are often missing the obvious – how to craft the most beautiful and meaningful life possible. In my conversation with spiritual philosopher, Neil Kramer, we delve into the most basic of subjects – peace and will. What does peace actually mean and what is required to establish it at the core of our lives? What kind of strength does genuine peace bring? With a strong background in Hermetics, Neil shares his wisdom in his typically clear and high overview of what it means to live a substantial and beautiful life.”’
“The consensus view is generally wrong… whether we’re looking at NASA, whether we’re looking at science or religion or culture or politics or food, you come to a point where you realize that everything that we’ve been taught in the mainstream is garbage; you have to wipe that away and start again. And that’s the point where humility is necessary.
So, you can’t proceed down this path to equilibrium if you’re full of doctrine and dogma… You can’t do that, you have to say: I am confident enough as a spiritual entity, a spiritual human being, a spiritual man to say — I don’t know what I am, I don’t know what I’m doing, I don’t know what this means, and I’m okay with that. And at that point… something opens and wisdom comes inside…
Wisdom is totally experiential and it will only come in it’s pure form to the man or woman who has found a good measure of equilibrium. So, you can test somebody’s wisdom by the amount of equilibrium that they embody…
So if I think of the great wise elders in my life, whether they’re 25 years old or 85 years old, it makes no difference, they all have a measure of equilibrium that they have earned and brought about and crafted within themselves… The person of distinction who has made themselves substantial says: Nobody can make me feel anything. My feeling, my contact with reality, is mine and there can be no outside influence on that, unless I give my consent to it.” ~Neil Kramer
“Rule 1 / Stand up straight with your shoulders back
Rule 2 / Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
Rule 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you
Rule 4 / Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
Rule 5 / Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
Rule 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
Rule 7 / Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
Rule 8 / Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie
Rule 9 / Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
Rule 10 / Be precise in your speech
Rule 11 / Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
Rule 12 / Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street”
Russell Brand & Jordan Peterson – Kindness VS Power | Under The Skin #46
“The 2018 Grammys exemplified exactly how the Hollywood elite is completely out of touch with the American public…
The 2018 Grammy Awards recorded the smallest audience in the show’s history in the key demographic of adults 18-49. In total, the ceremony was watched by 19.8 million viewers, a 24% drop compared to last year’s ceremony…
The sharp drop in viewership… is symptomatic of a growing divide in America where a great portion of the public simply does not relate to the obvious agenda that is being pushed by mass media… [T]his agenda does not come from “the people,” but from a globalist elite that is seeking to create a borderless, genderless and spineless world.
The values, the outlook and the priorities of many Americans simply do not coincide with those seen on TV. Mass media has lost its relevance and its credibility. Many see right through the superficiality and the hypocrisy of Hollywood’s virtue signaling. And they are sick of it…
Here’s an idea: Instead of parading around with black dresses, roses, ribbons, pins or whatever else, how about denouncing the rampant child abuse that has been happening in Hollywood for decades? How about getting authorities to act upon this horrific practice with actual investigations, arrests, trials, and sentences? How about stopping with the hashtags and the sermons and actually taking action?”
“We begin this month in the wake of the powerful super full moon/eclipse of the last day of January. We are still under its influence as we begin the month and we can use its wave of energy to launch this time for ourselves in a good way. If you have not spent a bit of time aligning your intentions, you can still take advantage of the eclipse portal to do so. It is best if you can include the intention of ease, clarity, right timing, and support for patience and perfect alignment for your actions to be effortless.
The goal this month is to allow everything to “unfold” as a flower unfolds into a full bloom from a bud. You cannot force a bud to bloom before its time, and you never know exactly how that full bloom is going to look. We, and many of our intentions, are at the bud stage now, and allowing the “unfolding” in their right time will take some shifting in the way we have always approached the way we do things.
The Full Lunar Eclipse of January 31 has opened a time frame that is bookended by a partial solar eclipse mid-month. It creates a perfect structure of time for observation, review, and change. Since eclipses are always about supporting change we should always take the opportunity they present to keep things moving in our lives. We are also moving from a year of the fire rooster in Chinese astrology to the year of the earth dog on February 16. This shifts our container of growth from fiery reactions that stimulate change, to working with more stability and grounding to anchor new ways of “being” and “doing” in our lives.”