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FLASHBACK FRIDAY – A GLACIER IN THE GOBI

June 2002, the Vulture’s Mouth Glacier. In the deepest heart of the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, south of the Flaming Cliffs where Roy Chapman Andrews discovered dinosaur eggs in the 1920s, there is a naked spine of mountains called the Gurvan Saihan. In the Gurvan Saihan there is a deep gorge called Yol Alyn, the Vulture’s Mouth. And in the Vulture’s Mouth, there is a glacier.

It is not a big glacier, the continual ice buildup of a stream that never melts even in the heat of the Gobi summer. Yet it is a glacier nonetheless, thick enough for my son Jackson and I to walk on for more than a mile. The Vulture’s Mouth Glacier is just one of a multitude of extraordinary experiences Mongolia has to offer the explorer. Are you up for exploring it with me this summer of 2022? (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #90 photo ©Jack Wheeler)

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/14/22

defeated-leaderWhat a pleasant lead headline story on Fox to wake up to this Friday morning (1/14).

The Squatter in the White House now has a public approval of 33%, SCOTUS tossed his OSHA vax mandate in the toilet 6-3, his lunatic Atlanta rant went for naught with Manchin/Sinema killing his “voting rights” fraud, inflation at 7% is highest in 40 years with #BareShelvesBiden trending.

It’s going to keep getting worse – especially with Bidenflation getting worse.  Why, is something all TTPers need to understand – and feel free to cut, paste, and email to all their friends.  And that is, the way inflation is measured today is not the same as back in 1982. If it were, the Labor Dept.’s BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) would be reporting over 15%.

This is a must-read HFR!

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DESPERATE DEMS MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER

desperate-dems-sweatingZhou Biden’s “voting rights” speech in Atlanta (1/11) has been widely criticized for dishonesty and demagoguery, but its real significance involves what it told us about the increasing panic that pervades his Democrat Party.

Biden’s sudden pivot from the Build Back Better Act (BBB) to “election reform” betrays a very real fear that his party will lose its tiny majorities in Congress big time unless they seize control of our national elections.

For well over two centuries the states have played the primary role in the administration of congressional elections, as the Constitution specifies. Yet Biden and the Democrats now insist that this time-tested system somehow constitutes a threat to democracy itself.

No, it’s a threat to the Dems’ goal of seizing monopoly power of all America.

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THE PARADISE OF ZIHUATANEJO

zihuatanejo-paradiseOnce a small Mexican fishing village far from everything, Zihuatanejo (zee-wah-tan-ay-ho) – Zee-wat to locals – has become a paradisical escape hatch for many seeking refuge from our pressure-cooker world. 150 miles up the northwest coast of Acapulco, Zee-wat is its own world of peace and serenity.

Stroll on the beach or along the Paseo del Pescador (Fisherman’s Path) with its shops, bars, and restaurants unbothered. Just relax surrounded by flowers, warm water, and blue sky. All the worries elsewhere in Mexico, much less in the US or anywhere else are not here.

The time to come is now, the dry season November-May. Prices are a bargain with the dollar way up on the peso. Non-stop flights from multiple cities in the US and Canada. Just a few days here will do wonders for your soul. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #182 photo ©Jack Wheeler)

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SKYE’S LINKS 01/13/22

new-pollThe 'Crats' problem with democracy:

The Democrats' Problem With Democracy

A very much to the point interview as to why the Republicans lost in 2020 and what needs to be done to prevent it from happening again:

Trump Fundraiser Caroline Wren: Donors Want a Forensic Audit of GOP Campaign Spending

Jan 6 looking more and more like a Fed false flag op:

Who Is Ray Epps? DoJ Refuses To Say, Jan6 Committee Claims 'Not A Fed'

And it is looking like the FBI's War On Terrorist Parents may be another Russia, Russia, Russia type rigged op:

Biden's Education Secretary Allegedly Requested 'Domestic Terrorism' Letter From School Boards Group

There’s so much more in this Skye’s Links! Including a video that devastates Fauci….

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THE RANT OF A CRAZED DEMAGOGUE

A portrait of demented darkness of soul

A portrait of demented darkness of soul

In a disgraceful performance yesterday (1/11), Joe Biden went down to Georgia to offer a disgraceful pack of lies about the filibuster and Democrats’ so-called “voting rights” bills.

In a scathing address on the Senate floor today (1/12), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped into Biden’s Georgia speech on the Democrat push for voting rights legislation, calling it “profoundly unpresidential” for calling millions of Americans “domestic enemies” while comparing “a bipartisan majority of senators to literal traitors.”

Biden’s was a demagogic rant designed to make Twitter blue-checks do a Snoopy dance of joy while embracing an effort with no chance of actual success.

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THE FREEDOM TO CHEAT

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Yes, Biden actually said this, on October 24, 2020.  It was a classic Biden gaffe, in the Washington definition: “A gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth.”

The key word here is “accidentally,” for politicians are professionals at hiding the truth.  And when it comes to that, Democrats are the best in the business.  Take what’s happening right now.

Democrats in Congress are pushing another wildly unwanted, unnecessary, unpopular bill: The Freedom to Cheat Act.  They don’t call it that, of course, as they are desperate to hide and deny what it really is.  But it’s what every patriot needs to call it. Here’s why.

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THE REGISTAN OF SAMARKAND

sher-dor-madrassaThe magnificent Sher-Dor Madrassa, built in the early 1600s, is part of the Registan public square complex of the ancient Silk Road oasis of Samarkand. What’s fascinating is the mosaic depiction of living beings on either side of the arch – a tiger and on its back a rising sun deity with a human face. This is honoring the pre-Islamic history of Samarkand that goes back almost 3,000 years.

It was centuries old when Alexander conquered it in 329 BC. For a thousand years as Central Asia’s great entrepot on the Silk Road between China and the Mediterranean, it was a cosmopolitan center for Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and Nestorian Christianity. Incorporated into the Islamic world in the 700s, sacked by Genghiz Khan in 1220, rebuilt by the time Marco Polo in 1272 described it as “a large and splendid city,” Tamerlane made it his capital in 1370.

Colonized by Czar Alexander II in the 1860s within the Russian Imperial Empire, and by the Soviets in the 1920s within the Uzbek SSR, Samarkand is flourishing today in independent Uzbekistan. There is so much to learn and contemplate upon when you are here. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #67 photo ©Jack Wheeler)

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THE RED-OCHERED WOMEN OF THE HIMBAS

himba-womanThe Himbas are a tribe of nomadic cattle herders in far northern Namibia. Himba women make a paste of butter fat and red ochre clay called “otjize,” to protect their skin from the burning African sun and braid their hair for beautification.

The Himbas’ exotic practices are not for tourists. This is the way they live as one of Africa’s most genuinely traditional peoples. Living on the move in remote roadless regions, it takes an effort to find them. But when you do, coming with an attitude of respect, you will be welcomed with smiles and hospitality in return. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #66 Photo ©Jack Wheeler)

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