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Remember

Today we remember the D-Day Landings: June 6, 1944, when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. It was beginning of Hitler’s downfall and the end of the Nazi Third Reich. Remember the thousands who fought  and lived to march in a victors parade. And remember the thousands who remain today in graves on the beaches where thy gave the last measure of service and sacrifice.

~ Grif

 

Original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook, passes away at 95

Rest in peace, Ann.

Read more about Ann (she was also a novelist) here.

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Miracle: Teen missing for 3 years found 700 miles away shivering outside gas station

Amazing!

Kudos to the dispatcher for searching through the database of missing children.

Grab a hanky for when the boy’s mom hears that her son is alive…

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A gin martini a day keeps this WWII vet happy!

Patty looks pretty good for 102!

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Trail Dust: About My Silence

When the truth hurts too much

ccognitive disonance illutration

Cognitive dissonance is a major impediment to waking people up from hypnotic indoctrination.

Dear friends, I want to state this briefly. My silence on the site is due to my own cognitive dissonance. During my active phase online I boldly opposed the Left and the Democrats. I saw the lines drawn between reliable conservative and obvious leftists. At a certain moment I became aware of more factors in our battle than I was prepared for.

For instance, I thought the Bush family was okay, and even favorable to our cause. I was not ready to see a convincing case made against Bush Senior, Bush Junior and Junior’s brother. However, at this time I have seen compelling evidence of Senior’s involvement in the murder of JFK and the attempt to murder President Reagan. I have also seen compelling arguments made of Junior’s connection to the 9-11 attacks.

Some of you are asking how it took so long for me to get this. Again, cognitive dissonance is my answer. Like so many who can’t recognize the obvious, I found that even entertaining the thought was too painful. I see this is also in the hypnotic spell people are under regarding Covid 19 and vaccinations.

Being a friend of many Jews in my life, I also couldn’t deal with the truth about the Khazarian Mafia (aka the “synagogue of Satan”, those who say they are jews but are not). Well, I still love my Jewish friends, and am thrilled with the existence of the nation of Israel, even though many bad people were involved in its restoration. The Bible clearly says that the nation of Israel will exist again, and that it is NOT because the Jews are righteous, but because God’ promises are trustworthy.

It took a long time for me to resolve my opinions and recalculate my understandings, feel ready to speak again.

What has never shaken is my confidence in the Lord and in His Word. If I couldn’t get the straight truth on TV or online, I could get the truth by opening my Bible and being instructed by the Holy Spirit.

So there it is. And this was the brief version; you wouldn’t want to sit through the long version.

~ Trail Dust

An engineering feat: The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge

On March 18 the 1915 Canakkale Bridge opened in Turkey. The bridge is the world’s longest suspension bridge (6,637 feet) and was constructed in five years.

According to the Daily Mail, the bridge connects the European and Asian shores of the Dardanelles Strait – a key waterway – from Gelibolu on the European side of Turkey’s northwestern province of Canakkale, with the town of Lapseki on the Asian side.

The bridge allows travellers to cross the Dardanelles – which connects the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara – in just six minutes compared to the previous 90 minutes by ferry, a journey that including waiting times could extend to five hours.

Read more about the bridge at the Daily Mail here or watch the video below.

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Russian Definition of Free Speech

Russian model Gretta Vedle, 23, murdered for insulting Russian President Vladamir Putin.

Russian  model Gretta Vedler, 23, murdered for insulting  dictator Vladimir Putin.

From the New York Post

Gretta Vedler , a Russian model who called Vladimir Putin a “psychopath,” was found dead in a suitcase a year later after disappearing. Vedler’s disappearance came a month after posted an anti-Putin rant on social media.

“Vedler’s ex-boyfriend Dmitry Korovin, 23, has confessed to strangling her to death before driving her 300 miles to the Lipetsk region and abandoning the body in the trunk of a car,” the Daily Star reported. Korovin said he slept in a hotel room with her body for three nights before placing it in a newly bought suitcase.

Gretta ‘s social  media posts showed that  she was concerned over his crackdown on protests and what she saw as a desire to forge a bigger Russia.

“I can only assume, in my opinion, clear psychopathy or sociopathy is seen in him. For psychopaths, it is important to constantly experience a sense of fullness and sharpness of life, so they love risk, intense experiences, intense communication, intense activity – an intense and dynamic life,” she wrote, according to the Daily Mirror.

‘Given the fact that Putin went through a lot of humiliation in childhood, he could not stand up for himself due to his [slight] physical form, it is not surprising that he left after law school and joined the KGB,’ she wrote.

‘Such people are timid and fearful from childhood, afraid of noise and darkness, strangers, so traits such as caution, restraint, and lack of communication are developed early in their character.

She told her followers: ‘For psychopaths, it is important to constantly experience a sense of fullness and sharpness of life, so they love risk, intense experiences, intense communication, intense activity – an intense and dynamic life. Maybe he really wants to enhance the integrity of Russia and sincerely wishes the good for the Russians. But can he really do anything?’

She made clear she had grave doubts. ‘I think you know the answer to this question yourself,’ she posted.

Korovin told investigators that  he kept posting pictures and messages on the model’s social media in an attempt  to make friends believe she was still alive. He told interrogators that he slept in a hotel room for three nights with her corpse which he put in a newly-bought suitcase.

But a  male friend called Evgeniy Foster – a blogger in Kharkiv, the Ukrainian city blitzed by Russian forces – became suspicious and found a friend in Moscow to file a missing person case. This triggered  a search which eventually located her body. A video from Russia’s Investigative Committee shows Korovin allegedly demonstrating how he killed the model, and making a full confession.

~ Grif

P.S. Anyone who thinks this is just a coincidence, raise your hand.

Right.

Me neither.

The Body-Positive Caption Contest

This is our 255th world-famous Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: Lizzo is a rapper who is proud of being fat, and is lauded for her “body positivity”. In a recent video, she celebrates having put on more weight, calling her fat acceptance “unconditional self-love”. (New York Post)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed at the end of Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

“Body positivity”: a new euphemism for heart attack, cancer and diabetes.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

See also “Being overweight ages your brain“.

~E

WWII vet becomes children’s book author at age 99

Good for him!

You can read the whole story about Sam Baker here.

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Stadium Sings ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ After Singer’s Mic Fails

This will bring a smile to your Monday morning! From Breitbart:

“A stadium full of fans broke out in a stirring rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner as the Charlotte Football Club kicked off its home opener on Saturday.

Ahead of the CFC’s game against the LA Galaxy, nearly 75,000 fans joined in singing the national anthem when the featured singer’s mic cut out at Bank of America Stadium.”

Read BB’s whole story here and watch below:

Patriotism alive and well in the USA!

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