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Don’t Drink the Cool-Aid

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I am sure most of you have heard of the Jonestown Massacre, but did you know that some of the people tied to Jim Jones are in the White House today?  Try Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi.  Well for those of you who do not know what the Jonestown Massacre is, I will tell you, sorry this will take a few minutes.

On November 18, 1978, yes that’s in 2 more days, 40 years ago, there was a mass murder-suicide that happened in Jonestown, Guyana, in South America.  This was over 900 people (300 were age 17 and younger) who drank the cool-aid all for a leader named Jim Jones.  This is still to date the largest mass deaths in America.   Why you ask, well I will tell you.

Jim Jones opened a church in the 1950s in Indiana, very racially integrated, and they called themselves the Peoples Temple and were part of the Disciples of Christ Church.  In the 1960s Jim and his wife started up one in California and 100 followers at that time.  They felt moving to California would protect them in the event of a nuclear holocaust.  By 1970 they had started one up to San Fransisco, then by 1972 in Los Angeles.  He had lots of political friends and most of his congregation was black.  He claimed he could read minds and did faith healing.

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They were involved in a lot of humanitarian causes, he was a very evil and mean man, treated his congregation very, very badly.  they were often humiliated, beaten, blackmailed, many were brainwashed to sign over their homes to “the church.”  These people were convinced if they left him the government would collect them up and put them in concentration camps.

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Eventually he became so big and a lot of questions were being asked about him and his congregation of followers.  In 1977 he moved hundreds of followers to Guyana.  He had been building this camp for a few years now and felt it was time to start heading there.  Now just to let you know, Guyana is a very remote area, water was far away, the land wasn’t even good enough to grow food in.  They Guyana government allowed them to move there and be self sustained, self governed and basically they would stay out of their business.

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Enters Leo Ryan, November 17.  This was a US Congressman, who was sent over there to investigate the Jonestown people.  The government in the US had heard rumors of abuse and people being held against their will and was sent to check it out.  While over there, he was screamed and yelled at while at the same time a few people begged to come back to the US.  He agreed to bring back whoever wanted to come back.  At the airstrip where they were to fly out of, 5 people, including Ryan and 3 members of the press, were shot and killed, and 11 others were wounded, meanwhile, Jones released radio orders for other temple members to commit suicide.  They had been practicing a suicide plan for a while now and knew what to do, they would all drink juice with cyanide in it, while putting it in the babies and smaller children’s mouths with a syringe, while Jones shot himself.  Less than 100 of the members actually survived the group suicide, they were people who had actually left the group that day.  Officials discovered firearms, hundreds of passports, and $500,000 US dollars, millions of dollars were deposited in overseas accounts.  The group disbanded and filed bankruptcy in 1978.

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Now I am sure you are wondering what Pelosi and Feinstein have to do with this.  Enter the California Democrats.  During the 1970s, both of them were part of the powerful political machine that was controlled by a liberal part of the “powerhouse” Democratic Party.  This group controlled the San Francisco area and demanded unwavering loyalty from anyone who sought political office.  Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi were only a few of the leaders of the group.  Pelosi had become the state Democratic Party chairman for northern California came from San Francisco, but one name is usually stricken from the record whenever this group is mentioned, guess who……Jim Jones.

They were all friends with him and all Democrats.  Apparently they all loved him cause of his influence on his group to vote for who he said to get who he wanted in.  He had a lot of influence within the Democratic party, he befriended them, he did favors for them, and then he blackmailed them to keep them doing what he wanted.  Once you met him you could not leave him.  Imagine, a man who could tell over 900 people to kill themselves, what do you think he could do when it comes to leading a party and the people to build that party up to do what he wanted.  They have covered this up, obviously not very well as it is beginning to come out now.  Makes you wonder if Pelosi and Feinstein are where they are now because of Jones, he was there at the beginning of their political careers and they were friends.

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Feinstein might have possibly even committed murder also, but that’s probably going to have to be another blog.  I will say that “the Feinstein murders,” as they are called elevated Feinstein to becoming Mayor of San Francisco, eventually Senator of California, and made her a very, very wealthy woman, but this is obviously not proven, so who knows if it is true or not.

So anyway, just remember, everyone gets a start somewhere, someone influences and lends a hand to someone who is headed up top, someone in control.  Power is a scary thing.  Now that you know who assisted these people and influenced them, hopefully you won’t drink the cool-aid.

Here is more information should you want to dig in:

Jimmy Carter Connection

Jim Jones and the Democratic Party

I hope you don’t drive like you walk

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I go walking, usually twice a day at a outside mall across the street from me, once in the morning before it opens (no one to bother me) and once in the evening before it closes (people in and out of stores and walking around).  It is a popular walking area, wide sidewalks and made sorta like a circle.  I will never understand people who cannot walk correctly.  To me, you should walk as if you are driving, you walk on the right side same as driving.  I tend to have this issue quite a bit while walking, while at the grocery store, while going through doors (someone always exiting the entrance).  To me it is a habit of walking in the same manner that I drive.  You should also be aware of your surroundings, whose walking around you, whose exiting, entering, stopping to talk, and lets not forget someone who might want to do you harm.

Tonight while walking I feel like I was doing a dance so to speak, occasionally dodging people, weaving in and out, etc.  It isn’t fun and becomes very tiring.  This couple, apparently so into each other that they were not paying attention to what was going on around them, exited a store then proceeded to stand there staring at each other (right as we approached that store).  Now I am not against being all mushy and in love in public (as long as your not sucking each others faces off), but dammit, pay attention.   We were coming towards the store, had a little speed going, when they came out of the store.  We do not walk close to the walls or doors, there is always plenty of room for someone to exit a store and stand there or whatever (at least look to see if anyone is walking towards them).  We almost had to come to a complete stop.  Then they took each others hand and started to walk, same direction as we were going, only really really really slow and in the middle kind of side-to-side, so we had to squeeze around them to get our speed back up.  The whole time, they did not even seem aware of us at all, it was like they were in their own world and we didn’t exist.

Then after walking we ran across the street to the grocery store.  It wasn’t busy, just a quiet night.  Now I don’t know about you, but when I go, I have a route I take, I go through and hit those spots only and get out of there, and I don’t ever hit all the aisles.  So anyway, I go to get my son some hotdogs in the back of the store and there is a man just standing there with a buggy right in front of where I needed to get.  He wasn’t even looking at the hotdogs, but just parked there sideways staring into space.  He was facing me, sorta, I could see his face.  I stood there a sec figuring he would see me, but he didn’t, so I said “excuse me” and he finally moves out of the way after hesitating like I was bothering him.  Why didn’t he see me?  Do people not have peripheral vision anymore?  Can you not see out of the corner of your eye when something is moving or walking up to where you are?

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It irritates the snot out of me that people just don’t pay attention to their surroundings, to the other people who are also sharing the same space as them.  If you are going to stand somewhere then find a spot where it is not in the way of others so people can maneuver around you, or at least where they can see things or look for what they might be looking for.  I see too many people who put the buggy in front of one thing then walk across to stand and look at what they are thinking about buying.  Really?  So your taking up all that space when you don’t even know what your going to get.  Stand with your buggy and look at things and if you see someone coming that might want something where your buggy is you can move out of the way along with your buggy.

Oh and a few days ago there was this man walking beside his buggy.  Come on, you are taking up space where 2 people can walk.  The handles on the buggy are on the back of it not the sides (I believe for a REASON), so get back there.  I can’t even go around you at this point, you are basically in the other lane.  Oh and lets don’t forget the people who literally walk down the middle of a aisle, then when you get close to them they go the total opposite of what they would if they were driving.

All I am asking for is people to pay more attention to those around them, be considerate, think to yourself, am I in someones way that might need something where I am just standing.  I am so ready to turn it into bumper buggies next time someone is in  my way and not paying attention, just saying 🙂