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Unanswered Question: When will ‘doing nothing’ become a viable choice again?

The destructiveness of human hubris seems to be ramping up. Have we learned nothing from the whole Covid-19 reaction by ‘experts’?
I don’t think many have.

I could create a long, detailed, timeline of my own thoughts on the last 3 years but I’ll spare you. Here’s my Reader’s Digest condensed version:
I found the 2020 expansion of the two week “slow the curve” shutdown experiment disturbingly authoritarian.
I had a sound basic understanding of viruses and our immune systems from high school biology.
I researched what was being called “disinformation” and found it credible.
I refused the experimental “vaccine” and chose to not comply with masking, 6-foot distancing, and excessive hand washing, as much as possible.
Never got Covid, and since, haven’t gotten sick with any other virus.
(All while ignoring nasty labeling, condescending treatment, and discriminating vilification.)

This morning, a grocery clerk was complaining about how she and her husband have been almost constantly sick this year. The customer ahead of me claimed she’s a nurse practitioner and said she’s never seen so much illness. I chimed in, “It’s because of the shutdown, you know. ” That nurse answered, “I have no doubt about that either.”
(If that clerk has had the “vaccine” and boosters, there’s also a growing ‘scientific’ suspicion that the “vaccine” itself may be interfering with the ordinary efficiency of immune systems too.)
Doing ‘nothing’ ended up being the best choice for me. Trusting Nature, and not interfering with it, often is our best bet.

After the Valdez Oil Spill, many years ago, scientists rushed in with fancy manmade ‘cleansers’ hoping to expedite the natural healing of the environment. A year later, under a too often seen headline “Scientists Baffled”, it had been discovered that areas “left alone” recovered more quickly than those they had ‘helped’. News flash: Nature knows best.

My last point comes from a post I read and responded to this morning. Our ‘stream of consciousness’ prompt was “wild animals” for today. Within the post, the writer had marveled how she had watched some wild seals scuffle, make a lot of noise, and flamboyantly assault each other, only to calmly end up sleeping beside each other. The writer went on to suggest “humans should learn how to get-along that way.”
I’ll just post my succinct comment on her post:
“A comical view of Nature. Thanks for sharing!
On the topic of ‘mixing it up’, resolving differences, and then slumbering like a seal, I agree!
IMHO…the current human over-sensitivity to “bullying”, has created unnatural interference by adults in ‘natural’ skirmishes among children. The ubiquitous claiming of ‘zero tolerance’ for” name-calling”, “shoving” or even “emotionally charged disagreement” has contributed to the uptick in unhinged viciousness among adolescents. By not allowing youngsters to learn how to resolve conflict on their own while small, they are becoming dangerous ‘powder kegs’ later on.”

I really want to know, “When will ‘doing nothing’ become a viable choice again?”
Human beings think they “know” so much that IMHO their arrogance of presuming they can direct, interfere with, and “save”, the natural world, is alarmingly dangerous to our survival.

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The Sunday Whirl #589- I See Your Outrage, Here’s Mine.

I See Your Outrage, Here’s Mine

Watch me all you want!”

Jamuh shouted at his neighbors as they each stood staring at him from behind glass. Someone had already reported him twice!

The 4th Covid lockdown had turned almost all usually rational, friendly, people into danger averse cowards. Jamuh was having none of this nonsense. All he could do was challenge the gathering mentality of “sheep” and disrupt their mass insanity.

“I suppose me walking alone outdoors upsets your silly sense of safety! Do you see a murder being committed or a victim you hope will die?!”

Jamuh had been suddenly cut off from traveling, dining out, and going to work only because his instincts had told him that the “shot” was going to be ineffective and possibly dangerous. Hadn’t anyone learned from the past?


As he stomped round the corner, his flesh crawled. He thought no one could craft a better tactic for implementing government totalitarianism than this virus even if he worked directly for the CCP.

He’d never told anyone else what to do yet he was supposed to be some kind of criminal?

“One day they’ll find out how they’ve been used as enforcers for the state…as guinea pigs… and as agents of their own destruction.”

As he made the circle toward home, Jamuh had calmed. He knew no one would hunt him down and apologize for all of this. He’d never ask them to either, as long as they all learned to mind their own business.

{FYI-The name Jamuh means “defiant”.}

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Question Time Over Coffee- Good Times

Do you sometimes ‘just’ LIKE posts from those you follow but don’t often read the content, and if so, why do you do this?

Is it a time restraint or something else that motivates this action?

I’ve done it only a few times and it was from a time constraint. Feeling I knew the author and reading it a bit to get the gist, made me confident that I agreed or liked the form that was presented.

What do you do with gifts you have received but have no use for?

Inspired by Sadje

Thank-you, Sadje, for this question. I have a definite opinion on this. I regift things to others if I cannot or will not use them. Often, the gift finds a happy recipient. Why can I do this without hesitation? Because when I give someone a gift, it has absolutely no strings attached. If it helps the recipient as a gift for someone that they know who would enjoy it, so be it. Gift giving is not a contest but an act of goodwill.

Have people become lazier concerning cooking do you think, or is it more a case of people not knowing how to cook?

Is cooking considered a valuable skill by you?

I don’t concern myself with what others do or why they do it. As for me, I’m cooking often. Some of it comes down to being a thriftier practice than buying prepared foods… some of it is to avoid over-processed prepared foods… and some of it is because I trust the cleanliness of my own kitchen most. I don’t like having to cook as a rule (it’s time consuming) but believe it is the better way for my family (and dogs) to get good nutrition and feel cared for.

What news stories, in your opinion, have so far defined the 2020’s and what do you think they have taught us personally as individuals?

I’ve learned that my instincts served me well when it came to the pandemic, government corruption, and agenda-based leadership decisions. And that fear is a most effective tool for manipulating large groups of people to act in their own worst interests.

What would you never swallow even if you could?

A wild berry that I couldn’t identify.

How many hours of sleep do you get a night, and how many hours do you think you need and why?

I get around 8 to 9 hours every night. Thankfully, I can sleep easily and deeply because the quickest way to get me sick is to deprive me of enough sleep.

How important is it to you to have a clean house or environment to live in and does it have to be pristine?

I invited kids into my home for 46 years. I’m not one who cares about clutter at all. I do want things relatively clean but tidy isn’t my style. There’s too much fun and too many creative endeavors to be had so there’s no time for spit-shining. LOL

Could you give up your Smartphone and break your addiction to it?

I’d do that in an instant.

What have been five of your best TV shows from the dawn of dot to today?

Why were they good?

As a kid, I loved most western series. They taught me many things that I still value…honesty, courage, self-sufficiency, and honor.
As a teen, I loved Star Trek and The Rockford Files. The former introduced me to mind-blowing science fiction concepts. It also had a swashbuckling western quality in Captain Kirk. As for Rockford, he used his head. Watching him gave me the sense that I could figure my way out of any dilemma I might come across.
My favorite sitcom was Frazier. Those writers were, IMHO, excellent. The theme of arrogant ‘stuffed shirts’ meeting up with reality was a winner. The ‘stuffed shirts’ weren’t bad guys and easy to care about too. I laughed many times until I couldn’t breathe!

Why is life not a bed of roses but a bed of thorns?

What makes your life good and or bad?

I don’t agree with the first question. A good life depends on your attitude… if you adopt a victim posture, good luck.

Being born in the U.S. was the first of many good fortunes I’ve been blessed to have. Making the most of what I had by making mostly good decisions and appreciating beauty and truth made all the difference.

Toasted waffles or toasted bread, and why?

Bread. Bread is my biggest food weakness.

How do you feel about the ageing process and you?

I don’t think about it much. I’m a live for today type. I’ve found blessings in every age so far.

What is the last rebellious thing you did?

Some would say refusing to get the ‘vaccine’ was rebellious. I think it was not only a wise decision but only mine to make.

What would be your ideal ‘you experience’ of the following …. museum, theatre, spa day, bungee jumping?

It would be a museum BUT I haven’t ridden a horse in many years. Besides just wanting to smell one up close again, riding would be a blast if it were unsupervised and on a spirited animal.

Could you easily step off the planet and away from society and your friends and being social and also away from the Internet for 12 months?

Be still my heart! If my kids, grandkids, and dogs, were with me, where do I sign up?! {I’d prefer it be just way off the grid. Off of the planet would be freaky.}

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Prompt of the Week- Pumpkin Spiced Vaccine

Write a story or poem that includes the word ‘Pumpkin Spiced’.

I didn’t join the “vaccine” craze
Or trusting talking heads most days.
The endless pitch and bogus claims
Were clearly meant for dollar gains.
The tales of helping more than harm
By putting ‘stuff’ in every arm,
Selling fear to such extent,
I wondered where the ‘thinkers’ went?
Brightly wrapped or magic cures
Are a salesman’s perfect lures.
Now ‘science’ needs a fresh new look,
It’s found a cool new chichi ‘hook’.
This clever push of ‘shots’ sounds nice,
“Get yours now, they’re pumpkin spiced!”

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Fandango’s Story Starter #22- No Emergency Here

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This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

When I looked inside, I saw no sign of life whatsoever, except for…

a single set of shoeprints across the dusty floor ending on the far side of the eerily empty room.
A cellphone lay facedown where the shoeprints ended in front of a sliding door.
As a trained first-responder my first instinct was to assess the scene for safety then locate the person ‘in need’.
Leaning back into the hallway, I radioed the dispatcher to make sure the 911 call had come from this location. It wasn’t my job to snoop, just to rescue.

“Hey Jack! I’m at 555 Watts. It’s the brick complex that was set up for processing adverse vaccine reaction claims. Nobody’s around. Are you sure the call came from here? [over]”

“Steve, how many AVR facilities are in town? Let’s see? ONE! That caller was specific. He also sounded as though he needed immediate attention. Get back in there STAT!”

Sensing the urgency,
I stepped immediately back all the way through the doorway noticing a camera, with a flashing red light, mounted in one corner.
An intercom immediately chirped to life and a pleasant female voice spoke.

“Hello. May I help you?”

I addressed my answer to the speaker in the ceiling.

“Ah, yes ma’am. We received a 911 call from this location 10 minutes ago. Is everyone okay?”

“Oh my! Yes. That was a false alarm. We’re so sorry! A homeless man wandered in and panicked when he realized we didn’t have drugs. I had no idea he completed the call. Geez!”

“Is he here? I’d like to assess his condition. My dispatcher said he sounded ‘in need’.”

“No. He ran off when we sounded our alarm.”

“If you don’t mind, please call our station and document all that. Our company doesn’t like loose ends.”

“Will do, sweetie. Have a nice day.”

As I jotted a few notes, I watched a young man, with a cane, hobble into the building. The man disappeared immediately and shortly after that, an alarm sounded.

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FFFC- Let’s Get Mikey

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DUDE! Give it more gas!

This isn’t a pickup truck, Alvin.

What do you think ‘hot air’ is?

Really? You’re going all science again? The guy who said, “Let’s take the balloon because it’s faster to travel ‘as the crow flies’.”? How’s that “faster” working for you now?

I’m just about ready to let you miss your vaccination appointment!

What are you talking about? It’s your vaccination appointment! I’m not putting an experiment in my arm until I see what happens.

Well, I’m not gonna try it. I’ve got the card right here. Wait… it’s addressed to Mikey. Let’s get Mikey. He tries everything!

Can’t. Let’s shut her down. Mikey’s in rehab again.

Poor Mikey. He’s always tried everything.

Some things never change.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #122 – This, That, and The Other (