May 31, 2023

The Amish Rejected Covid Vaccines, Lockdowns and Masks, The Result? 30X Fewer Deaths

Dana Mathewson

From the European Union Times, via WorldNetDaily

The Amish community is seldom on our radar screen. Perhaps we ought to pay more attention to it. They certainly got it right when it came to COVID!

Amish communities rejected Covid vaccines, refused to wear masks, and went about their normal daily activities while the rest of America was turned upside-down.

According to the CDC and mainstream media, the Amish were set to suffer from excess death due to Covid. In reality, the exact opposite happened.

The mainstream media will not touch this story because it completely dismantles the entire establishment narrative. It shows that all the COVID interventions were completely unnecessary.

While mainstream America was suffering through lockdowns, school closures and mask-related madness, the Amish returned to normal in May 2020. Read that again.

The Amish achieved herd immunity before the vaccines were even available.

Even if the vaccine worked and was safe, there was simply no reason for them to take the vaccine because 90% had already been infected in 2020. Taking a vaccine after you’ve already got natural immunity is nonsensical and counterproductive. However, in the US, we were told to get the vaccine even if we recovered from COVID. Many people lost their livelihoods if they did not comply.

How did the Amish achieve herd immunity so fast? They did the exact opposite of what the CDC recommended. They did not watch TV, they carried on with their normal lives, they got enough sunlight (vitamin D) and zinc, and they used drugs like Ivermectin if they got sick.

The Amish would like you to know you have been fooled.

Today, more than 3 years later, you still cannot find more than a handful of Amish who died from COVID.

The rest of the article is found here: https://www.eutimes.net/2023/05/the-amish-rejected-covid-vaccines-lockdowns-and-masks-the-result-30x-less-deaths/?utm_source=wnd&utm_medium=wnd&utm_campaign=syndicated

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Chinese Hacking our Infrastructure

Timothy Birdnow

Chinese hackers are targeting our infrastructure according to Five Lies, er, Five Eyes.

So what is the Ice Cream Man, Balloon Boy, going to do about it?

Better cash his check from Beijing while there's time!

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Son of Soros

Timothy Birdnow

We have all suspected George Soros, the Judas Goat billionaire who steals people's retirement and crashes world economies, was the guiding hand in the Biden junta.

Now we have proof.

The liver-spotted lizard's son has visited Joe Biden 17 times at the White House. He isn't going for high tea.

The younger Soros, who chairs the board of directors for his father's Open Society Foundations network, has now visited the White House at least 17 times since 2021, according to a Fox News Digital review of visitor logs.

Alex's most recent visits include three meetings between February 8th and 10th, records released Tuesday show. The visitor logs list Jon Finer, the principal deputy national security adviser; Jordan Finkelstein, special assistant to the president and the chief of staff for senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn; and Mariana Adame, the adviser to the counselor of the president, as the individuals who greeted Alex.

I guess he's dropping off Captain Peachfuzz's check directly to him. And bringing orders from his Fuehrer, er, father.

Alex Soros has donated six million bucks to Democrats, but through his father's multiple "charities" he has donated far, far, far more. Soros is one of the prime funders of the great and glorious socialist revolution we are currently enjoying.

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A Herd of Prey Animals

Timothy Birdnow

House Republicans are pondering the use of the rule allowing them to declare the Speaker's seat vacant after the dreadful McCarthy surrender to Biden over the debt ceiling.

McCarthy was forced to reinstate that rule in return for the Speaker's gavel. Nancy Pelosi had removed it. Prior to that it was used to remove the drunkard John Boehner by his own party.

Matt Goetz, who had been a bitter McCarthy opponent at the time, stated:

"If a majority of Republicans are against a piece of legislation and you use Democrats to pass it, that would immediately be a black letter violation of the deal we had with McCarthy to allow his ascent to the Speakership, and it would likely trigger an immediate motion to vacate,"

The Florida Republican will no doubt be the one to file the motion.

This is exactly what all of us feared about Kevin McCarthy. He is cut fromt he same cloth as Paul Ryan.

24 Republicans have vowed to oppose the bill. McCarthy will have to pass it with a majority of Democrats.

Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina had this to say:

I’m voting NO on the debt ceiling debacle because playing the DC game isn’t worth selling out our kids and grandkids," the South Carolina Republican said.

Mace argued the bipartisan debt ceiling package "normalizes record high spending started during the pandemic" and "sets these historically high spending levels as the baseline for all future spending" while growing the government annually at around one percent.

"After factoring in a small cut to discretionary spending over the next 2 yrs, we are still talking about ~$6T more or less in spending [because] of large increases in spending elsewhere," Mace wrote. "In other words, it’s a wash spending-wise."

[...]

"During this time, govt grew 40% or by $2 trillion from 2019 to 2023," Mace wrote. "We went from spending just over $4T to spending just over $6T."

"This deal keeps that record high spending intact and makes it the baseline for all spending," she continued. "Wild."

[...]

Mace said the debt ceiling deal "doesn’t actually set a debt limit" and instead "suspends the debt limit entirely" until January 2, 2025 with no real cap on the debt ceiling.

"Some say there will be a $2T deficit in 6 years, but that CBO guesstimate relies on spending caps that do not exist and are not binding in any way in this deal," Mace wrote.

"And only in DC is a bill clawing back small amounts of unspent COVID funds considered a cut. They tell us this bill cuts $41b in its first year; about the same amount as the unspent COVID funds. Pretty convenient. Also not a cut."

[...]

The South Carolina Republican wrote that "pay-as-you-go has some fine print under Section 265" and encouraged Americans to read it, noting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director "has sole waiver authority to spend if it’s ‘necessary for program delivery.’"

Mace argued "that one line wipes out PAYGO" and that the "words on paper are totally meaningless if you read the fine print."

End excerpts.

All this does is lock in the pandemic levels of spending. And what do Republicans get? A SMALLER INCREASE than Biden was demanding. Promises by Biden for money now. And in the process they give up the most powerful weapon in their arsenal; the power of the purse. There will be no spending caps for two years, making the House impotent.

McCarthy should be drummed out of Congress for this betrayal. I hope Chip Roy files a motion to remove this idiot.

I am often struck by an analogy I devised based on a nature show I once saw. It was about wolves in a Canadian wildlife preserve. The wolves hunted Buffalo. The buffalo were bigger, stronger, and more numerous than the wolves, but it didn't matter. The wolves showed up and the buffalo faced off with them. And there matters rested, along with the wolves who were confident about how this would play out. The buffalo grew increasingly nervous as the wolves rested, confident in the outcome. Eventually a coward turned and ran - and all the rest of the buffalo stampeded away, and the wolves took out their fill of buffalo at their leisure. Replace wolves with Democrats and buffalo with Republicans and you have exactly what we see in D.C. The Democrats are the predagtors, confident in the knowledge they were hunting prey animals. The Republicans always turn tail and run after a time. They know it.

Frankly, there is no reason to vote FOR Republicans any longer. We vote for them solely because they aren't Democrats. They are willing to sell their own mothers for five more minutes in the political paradise.

The GOP is never, ever on the offensive. Always it's about how deep they should dig the hole in which to hide.

Trump wasn't a hole digger nor a buffalo, which is why they hated him. He suggested they stampede and crush the wolves. Like those Canadian bison the GOP was skittish, and hated Trump for making them face the pack.

We don't have an opposition party; we have a herd of prey animals.

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TikTok IS Harvesting Data

Carlos Velazquz

BREAKING: TikTok stores sensitive info in Chinese servers, according to FORBES investigation. I've saying this for years.


TikTok Creators’ Financial Info, Social Security Numbers Have Been Stored In China
forbes.com

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Wray Cited with Contempt of Congress

Timothy Birdnow

Christopher Wray, the archduke of Bray, has been cited with Contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives House Oversight Committee Chairman.

About time.

Wray repeatedly ignored deadlines for providing documents to House oversight committee investigators.

Wray, although a Trump appointee, was at the heart of many of the false allegations against the President.

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Nothing to See Here - So Trump is Unfit

Maurizio Morabito

#Trump update

2,212 days since the start of the Mueller investigation. It found nothing of substance against Trump and this means he’s unfit to lead.

939 days since the 2020 elections. No court found anything of substance against the voting process and this means Trump lost.

352 days since Adam Schiff declared the "January 6 committee has ‘credible evidence’ against Trump DOJ should investigate". The DOJ has done no such investigation and nobody has seen any credible evidence. This means Trump is unfit to lead.

296 days since the Mar-a-Lago raid. Not one person involved has presented anything of substance against Trump and this means he’s unfit to lead.

148 days since the January 6 committee disbanded. The committee criminally referred Trump to the DOJ for four suspected crimes. Nothing has come out of that. This means Trump is unfit to lead.

How can anyone take this as sensible?

Trump should probably thank dodgy elective computer systems and hundreds of mules that made Biden votes appear late at night.

Had he been re-elected some of the insane antitrumpers would have surely yelled SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS after doing the deed. Probably an actor.

Ps Democrats of course accused Lincoln of "mob rule” and "insurrection”. They never bore themselves do they.

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Subvert the Psychiatrists!

Kurt Womack

Food for thought......
From the 45 Communist Goals:
[...] 39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. [...]
Do a search of McCauley and Moskalenko (name sure sounds Russian to me), who helped produce this graphic shown at uni brainwashing camps.

Government funded and supported white paper peer-reviewed study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6414414/
May be a graphic of text

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How the West Stole Ukraine

Timothy Birdnow

Many people still believe that the Ukrainian government is an independent state resisting a would-be conqueror. That is not the case. The United States fomented the Orange Revolution and installed a puppet government there.

Here is the story of what happened.

Here is a taste:

Underlining the Endowment’s insidious true nature, in a 1991 Washington Post article boasting of its prowess in overthrowing Communism in Eastern Europe, senior NED official Allen Weinstein acknowledged, "a lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.”
It Begins

Fast forward to September 2013, and Carl Gershman, NED chief from its launch until summer 2021, authored an op-ed for The Washington Post, outlining how his organization was hard at work wresting countries in Russia’s near abroad – the constellation of former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact states – away from Moscow’s orbit.

Along the way, he described Ukraine as "the biggest prize” in the region, suggesting Kiev joining Europe would "accelerate the demise” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Six months later, Ukraine’s elected president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in a violent coup.

Writing in Consortium News earlier that month, investigative legend Robert Parry recorded how, over the previous year, NED had funded 65 projects in Ukraine totaling over $20 million. This amounted to what the late journalist dubbed "a shadow political structure of media and activist groups that could be deployed to stir up unrest when the Ukrainian government didn’t act as desired.”

NED’s pivotal role in unseating Yanukovych can be considered beyond dispute, an unambiguous matter of record – yet not only is this never acknowledged in the mainstream press, but Western journalists aggressively rubbish the idea, viciously attacking those few who dare challenge the established orthodoxy of US innocence.

As if to assist in this deceit, NED has removed many entries from its website in the years since the coup, which amply underline its role in Yanukovych’s overthrow.

For example, on February 3rd 2014, less than three weeks before police withdrew from Kiev, effectively handing the city to armed protesters and prompting Yanukovych to flee the country, NED convened an event, Ukraine’s lessons learned: from the Orange Revolution to the Euromaidan.

It was led by Ukrainian journalist Sergii Leshchenko, who at the time was finishing up an NED-sponsored Reagan–Fascell Democracy Fellowship in Washington DC.

Alongside him was Nadia Diuk, NED’s then-senior adviser for Europe and Eurasia, and graduate of St. Antony’s College Oxford, a renowned recruiting pool for British intelligence founded by former spies. Just before her death in January 2019, she was bestowed the Order of Princess Olga, one of Kiev’s highest honors, a particularly palpable example of the intimate, enduring ties between NED and the Ukrainian government.

While the event’s online listing remains extant today, linked supporting documents – including Powerpoint slides that accompanied Leshchenko’s talk, and a summary of "event highlights” – have been deleted.

What prompted the purge isn’t clear, although it could well be significant that Leshchenko’s talk offered a clear blueprint for guaranteeing the failure of 2004’s Orange Revolution – another NED-orchestrated putsch – wasn’t repeated, and the country remained captured by Western financial, political and ideological interests post-Maidan. It was a roadmap NED subsequently followed to the letter.

Along the way, Leshchenko specifically highlighted the importance of funding NGOs, exploiting the internet and social media as "alternative [sources] of information,” and the danger of "unreformed state television.”

So it was that on March 19th, representatives of the far-right Svoboda party – which has been linked to a false flag massacre of protesters on February 20th, an event that made the downfall of Yanukovych’s government a fait accompli – broke into the office of Oleksandr Panteleymonov, chief of Ukraine’s state broadcaster, and beat him over the head until he signed a resignation letter.

That shocking incident, motivated by the station broadcasting a Kremlin ceremony at which Vladimir Putin signed a bill formalizing Crimea as part of Russia, was one of many livestreamed by protesters that traveled far and wide online.

The brutal defenestration of Ukraine’s state TV chief notwithstanding, much of this livestreamed output served to present foreign audiences with a highly romantic narrative on the demonstrations, and their participants, which bore little or no relation to reality.

[...]

Writing in NED’s quarterly academic publication Journal of Democracy in July that year, Leshchenko discussed in detail the media’s role in the Maidan coup’s success, drawing particular attention to the fundamental role of "online journalist” Mustafa Nayyem.

He kickstarted the protests the previous November, rallying hundreds of his Facebook followers to protest in Kiev’s Independence – now Maidan – Square, after Yanukovych scrapped the Ukrainian-European Association Agreement in favor of a more agreeable deal with Moscow.

Nayyem was no ordinary "online journalist”. In October 2012, he was one of six Ukrainians whisked to Washington DC by Meridian International, a State Department-connected organization that identifies and grooms future overseas leaders, to "observe and experience” that year’s Presidential election.

[...]

On February 4th 2014, one day after Leshchenko’s NED presentation, an intercepted recording of a telephone call between Nuland – now Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs – and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyattwas leaked, in which the pair discussed how Washington was "midwifing” Yanukovych’s ouster, and named several handpicked individuals to head the post-coup government.

Whether Nayyem’s influential US contacts in any way motivated his decision to ignite the Maidan demonstrations in November 2013 isn’t certain. The pivotal part he played in promoting the protests globally is far clearer, for he was a key founder of digital broadcaster Hromadske TV.

In his Journal of Democracy article, Leshchenko records how Hromadske hadn’t even officially launched when it began streaming Maidan demonstrations live, the literal second they erupted at Nayyem’s direction.

While Leshchenko coyly states that Hromadske "drew most of its modest funding from international organizations and the donations of Ukrainian citizens,” it actually received hundreds of thousands of dollars in financing from a variety of questionable sources, including the US Embassy in Ukraine, intelligence front USAID, George Soros’ International Renaissance Foundation, American oligarch Pierre Omidyar, and – of course – NED.

This is enough to get you started. Suffice it to say we've been meddling in Ukraine all along. This is not a war of resistance against an invader but so much as a battle over wealth and power between Russia and the U.S. Sort of like a clash between the Mafia and the Irish mob.

The Ukrainian People are just props for the media to promote a proxy war with the Russians.

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May 30, 2023

Trump, Cruz Furious

Timothy Birdnow

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are both furious about the impeachment of Ken Paxton in Texas. Read about it at Redstate.

Why did the Texas House vote to impeach Paxton? Probably because he fought the steal and the Texas legislature is full of RINO types.

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Nashville Shooting Poses a Threat to - Trans People

Timothy Birdnow

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a threat warning to the transgendered community based on chatter it is picking up - about the Nashville shooter!

Yes, they are trying to say that transgender copycatters are a threat to the TRANS community and not the rest of us!

I kid you not.

This is how bad it has gotten; our government is incapable of admitting that protected classes can committ crimes and is so determined to bash the normals that they sound like gibbering idiots and say Nashville poses a threat to the trannnies and not the normal people.

You can't make this stuff up.

Oh, I'm still waiting for the release of her manifesto. Seems they are just going to keep that from the public because it makes the prancer set look bad.

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Government Seizing Donations to J6 Prisoners

Timothy Birdnow

Jan. 6 political prisoners are bringing in lots of donations for their defense. So naturally the Department of Injustice is trying to steal it all.

From Yahoo Snooze:

Less than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson's then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters could donate money to Goodwyn and other rioters whom the site called "political prisoners.”

The Justice Department now wants Goodwyn to give up more than $25,000 he raised — a clawback that is part of a growing effort by the government to prevent rioters from being able to personally profit from participating in the attack that shook the foundations of American democracy.

An Associated Press review of court records shows that prosecutors in the more than 1,000 criminal cases from Jan. 6, 2021, are increasingly asking judges to impose fines on top of prison sentences to offset donations from supporters of the Capitol rioters.

Dozens of defendants have set up online fundraising appeals for help with legal fees, and prosecutors acknowledge there's nothing wrong with asking for help for attorney expenses. But the Justice Department has, in some cases, questioned where the money is really going because many of those charged have had government-funded legal representation.

Now the Left regularly does this. In fact, our sitting Vice President ginned up support for the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which helped pay the bail and fines of rioters in the George Floyd case.

So it's fine when the Left does it but the right will be stopped by the Law!

This is what America has become; a land where your creed determines how you are treated. If you are conservative and liked America as it was you will be called an insurrectionist and held without trial in solitary.

This isn't America. It's Stalinist Russia.

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Subtle Little Lies

Timothy Birdnow

Violence has broken out between Serbia and Kosovo again, and I wanted to learn more. I found this article which was less than helpful.

This is a classic example of how the news media misreports, or fails to report, or twists reports.

There is considerable analysis of the cause of this conflict, yet they carefully avoid the main aspect of it. The Serbs are Orthodox Christians and the Kosovar Albanians are Muslim.

Nowhere does the article mention that rather pertinent fact.

Why not? They apparently want to avoid discussing that out of fear Americans may wake up to the dangers of having a large Muslim minority.

There is much discussion about the Serbs thinking Kosovo is part of Serbia, and even some mention of the Serbs seeing their fight against the Ottomans as the primary definition of who they are. But zero mention of the Islamic religion, which is at the root of the conflict.

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The Plot Against Trump

Timothy Birdnow

Today's must read on Russiagate.

https://leesmith.locals.com/post/4073528/how-the-us-ruling-class-plot-against-trump-woke-a-sleeping-american-giant

I'll let you wet your beak a little:

Russiagate wasn’t real is why it wasn’t uncovered by investigative journalists; it was fed to national security reporters. To cover national security honestly, a conscientious journalist starts with the understanding that most sources on their beat are not only trying to use the press to advance their bureaucratic position but are also trained to lie — they’re spies. With the Obama White House, skepticism and common sense became professional liabilities. Most national security reporters had no choice but to accept what Ben Rhodes’ shop handed out, because if they crossed Obama, they’d get cut off from the information stream. National security reporters either served the echo chamber or had to find another job.

Granted, most of the Washington press corps was happy to advance Obama’s agenda, regardless of how that relationship corrupted the media and how his policies damaged the national interest. But it’s important to see the political and professional arrangement that gave rise to Russiagate and how it metastasized throughout the media. Once journalists outside the national security beat saw Russiagate as a path to advancement and even celebrity, they all wanted a piece of it. As a result, the press as a whole adopted the scruples and habits of the culture that plotted Russiagate — the national security establishment. America’s once independent press became the propaganda arm of US spy services because Barack Obama incentivized it.

The media knew from the beginning that Russiagate was not a real story but an instrument to destroy Trump. This fact is crucial to understanding what’s happened the last seven years because there are still many pundits on the right, and a handful on the left who covered Russiagate honestly, who think that the media got the story wrong and should make amends to US news audiences that they misled for nearly a decade. It was never a story, it was an intelligence operation; and the press didn’t fail, its success was so spectacular that it nearly toppled a president.

The media’s role in Russiagate was indispensable. First, it was the platform for the operation itself, with the FBI and others regularly leaking information to the press to prosecute the campaign against the president. Even more significantly, it gave the conspirators cover. Without the media generating enormous popular support for the Trump plot, there is little chance a small cadre of spies would have risked their reputation, their liberty, and maybe their lives by attempting a coup against an American president. But had they, the criminals would have been isolated, discovered, betrayed by colleagues fearful of finding themselves also caught in the dragnet, denied access to the US public in front of whom they might plead their case, and buried in a black hole.

If that scenario, an America without media, sounds implausible, these are precisely the conditions that the Biden Justice Department has invoked to frame January 6 defendants as "insurrectionists” and win convictions for charges like "seditious conspiracy.” The political and national security establishment has imposed a media blackout so that the public at large is unaware that the Joe Biden White House has turned the law into a weapon to destroy its political opponents.

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Violent Attack on Pro-Life Protesters

C Greg Carroll

Just now coming across the WBAL wire. (I wouldn’t expect to hear an honest report about this on now woke WTOP though the station is heard 24-7 from Baltimore to Richmond and claims to report "from the Chesapeake to the Shenandoah [Valley].”)

What’s interesting here is the police say the Friday attack occurred against these two elderly (aged 73 and 80) pro-life protesters because of their ideology. The Biden Justice Department is sweeping up hundreds of people, charging some with sedition (alleged offenses that haven’t been prosecuted since the Civil War nor during the Red Scare of McCarthyism). As of this hour AG Merrick Garland has not prosecuted a soul for dozens of violent attacks on pro-life churches and crisis pregnancy centers.

Two pro-life supporters were beaten outside a Planned Parenthood in Baltimore
wbal.com

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Biden Sending American Troops to Peru

Timothy Birdnow

Resdident Joe Biden is sending U.S. troops to Peru to support the new government there after the removal of the Marxist Leninist Free Peru Party Pedro Castillo, who had tried to dissolve the legislature and suppress the Supreme Court when he was being impeached (for the third time.)

His Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn in as President. She is also from the Marxist-Leninist Free Peru Party.

Castillo was a political outsider, a wildcat strike leader and governed with a style reminiscent of President Trump, even if the two were worlds apart in terms of policies.

So now Biden is sending American troops to Peru to avoid a counter-coup.

Or is it just to keep Peru in the New World Order?

I find this interesting as well; Peru sent 700 trooops to the Chilean border to stop....illegal immigrants from invading Peruvian territory. That was at the end of April. And now Biden is sending in U.S. troops. Why is that?

Something doesn't add up if you ask me.

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The Sound of Silence

Timothy Birdnow

This is a sweet story.

"Hello darkness, my old friend…” Everybody knows the iconic Simon & Garfunkel song, but do you know the amazing story behind the first line of The Sounds of Silence?
It began 62 years ago, when Arthur "Art” Garfunkel, a Jewish kid from Queens, enrolled in Columbia University. During freshman orientation, Art met a student from Buffalo named Sandy Greenberg, and they immediately bonded over their shared passion for literature and music. Art and Sandy became roommates and best friends. With the idealism of youth, they promised to be there for each other no matter what.
Soon after starting college, Sandy was struck by tragedy. His vision became blurry and although doctors diagnosed it as temporary conjunctivitis,

the problem grew worse. Finally after seeing a specialist, Sandy received the devastating news that severe glaucoma was destroying his optic nerves. The young man with such a bright future would soon be completely blind.
Sandy was devastated and fell into a deep depression. He gave up his dream of becoming a lawyer and moved back to Buffalo, where he worried about being a burden to his financially-str uggling family. Consumed with shame and fear, Sandy cut off contact with his old friends, refusing to answer letters or return phone calls.
Then suddenly, to Sandy’s shock, his buddy Art showed up at the front door. He was not going to allow his best friend to give up on life, so he bought a ticket and flew up to Buffalo unannounced. Art convinced Sandy to give college another go, and promised that he would be right by his side to make sure he didn’t fall - literally or figuratively.
Art kept his promise, faithfully escorting Sandy around campus and effectively serving as his eyes. It was important to Art that even though Sandy had been plunged into a world of darkness, he should never feel alone. Art actually started calling himself "Darkness” to demonstrate his empathy with his friend. He’d say things like, "Darkness is going to read to you now.” Art organized his life around helping Sandy.
One day, Art was guiding Sandy through crowded Grand Central Station when he suddenly said he had to go and left his friend alone and petrified. Sandy stumbled, bumped into people, and fell, cutting a gash in his shin. After a couple of hellish hours, Sandy finally got on the right subway train. After exiting the station at 116th street, Sandy bumped into someone who quickly apologized - and Sandy immediately recognized Art’s voice! Turned out his trusty friend had followed him the whole way home, making sure he was safe and giving him the priceless gift of independence. Sandy later said, "That moment was the spark that caused me to live a completely different life, without fear, without doubt. For that I am tremendously grateful to my friend.”
Sandy graduated from Columbia and then earned graduate degrees at Harvard and Oxford. He married his high school sweetheart and became an extremely successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.
While at Oxford, Sandy got a call from Art. This time Art was the one who needed help. He’d formed a folk rock duo with his high school pal Paul Simon, and they desperately needed $400 to record their first album. Sandy and his wife Sue had literally $404 in their bank account, but without hesitation Sandy gave his old friend what he needed.
Art and Paul's first album was not a success, but one of the songs, The Sounds of Silence, became a #1 hit a year later. The opening line echoed the way Sandy always greeted Art. Simon & Garfunkel went on to become one of the most beloved musical acts in history.
The two Columbia graduates, each of whom has added so much to the world in his own way, are still best friends. Art Garfunkel said that when he became friends with Sandy, "my real life emerged. I became a better guy in my own eyes, and began to see who I was - somebody who gives to a friend.” Sandy describes himself as "the luckiest man in the world.”
Adapted from Sanford Greenberg's memoir: "Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: How Daring Dreams and Unyielding Friendship Turned One Man’s Blindness into an Extraordinary Vision for Life."

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May 29, 2023

Scarborough's Fair

Timothy Birdnow

I knew Morning Joe was a turncoat Republican, but I had never heard anything about this.

No wonder he's so dependably dishonest!

From George Patria:

Just for those of you who may not know, Joe Scarborough - you see him every day on MSNBC's Morning Joe with his icky wife Mika - used to be a Republican Congressman, until a beautiful young intern in his office, Lori Klausutis, who was a devout Christian and married, began having to fend off his sexual advances.

Then, in a Vince Foster-style incredible coincidence, while Lori was "working alone" one day in his office, she "passed out from a heart condition, fell, struck her head on a desk, and died." Horseshit. A vivacious, healthy 20-something would have to take a running, flying leap and aim her head at the paper cutter in order to hit a desk and kill herself. And guess what? The autopsy report is "classified" and has never been made available to the public.

Let's face the truth: She was murdered resisting rape, and it was covered up because Scarborough is a politician and has the right friends...and he immediately became a pathological Democrat, lying through his teeth every day to attack the good people in Washington trying to save the country. Gee. I'll give you one guess as to who his friends are...

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