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Copied from a friend in Texas😥 
Hmmmmm??? Something doesn’t seem right
More oddities re: TX School Shooter, for your information:

He was an 18 year old who lived with his grandma. The grand fathers interview was oddly a little detached. Where are his parents, can’t find them. Had a part-time job at McDonald’s (8 hours a week), minimum wage. He dressed in expensive women’s clothes.  He dropped out of school because he was obsessed with video games.


Had a Brand new expensive game console. A brand new F250 pickup “fully loaded.”  His weapons:  2 Brand new Daniel Defense (brand) AR15/M4 rifles, with Military grade Optics. Each rifle is between $3,000 and $4,000 dollars.  Thousands of rounds of expensive Mil spec ammunition.  A thousand dollar bullet proof vest. All from a part time job at McDonald’s…?!?!?!?


BnFord F250 Platinum $71,000.00
Game Console $500.00
Rifles $6000.00/$8,000.00
Optics $1000.00
Ammo $900.00
Body Armor $1000.00
TOTAL –  $80,400.00………… On Minimum Wage ??!!

Seems to me SOMEONE WAS FUNDING HIM and training him as well…  And oh – he just happens to have known the Buffalo shooter?  Seriously?!  Someone is TRAINING these so-called “shooters” …. And those rifles were EXACTLY like one of the rifles from the Las Vegas “shooter”.

EXACTLY — down to the optics, AND the vertical fore-grip. And that particular configuration is (legally) only available to “Military and Law Enforcement” … the only conclusion one can arrive at is that there is someone TRAINING these miscreants so that our Second amendment can be ended.  

And just before the NRA Convention, how timely…
Worth thinking about all this…..Is Soros this hateful ?
 Ever wonder why we never get the name  of the teacher who re-propped the back door open?
Has anyone heard the results of a toxicology test on the perp?


Four reasons why China is fast becoming the dominant power in the world….

1. They have a very low tolerance for crime. The death sentence is swiftly and routinely used for terrorists, murderers and drug traffickers.2. Very low tolerance for Religion.

They do not believe there is a Magic man in the sky. No such thing as a God. Almost no religious killings ???, and getting rid of the Indigenous Chinese Muslim population as fast as they can.

3. They have not been involved in any expen-sive wars or invaded any country for the last seventy years.

4. Their primary weapon of choice to conquer the world is Finance, and countries around the world are falling fast.

Not just the USA but all world is in trouble

In the near future, China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States. Chinese acquisition of US businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to shatter that record this year

The Smithfield Foods acquisition is a great example. Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world. It has facilities in 26 US states, and it employs tens of thousands of Americans. It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with about 2,100 others. But now a Chinese company has bought it for $ 4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.

Thanks in part to our massively bloated trade deficit with China, the Chinese have trillions of dollars to spend. They are only just starting to exercise their economic muscle.

It is important to keep in mind that there is often not much of a difference between “the Chinese government” and “the Chinese corporations”. In 2011, 43 percent of all profits in China were produced by companies where the Chinese government had a controlling interest.

Last year a Chinese company spent $2.6B to purchase AMC entertainment, one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States. Chinese companies control more movie ticket sales than anyone else in the world.

But China is not just relying on acquisitions to expand its economic power.

“Economic beachheads” are being established all over America. For example, Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. recently broke ground on a $100M plant in Thomasville, Alabama. Many of the residents of Thomas-ville, Alabama will be glad to have jobs, but it will also become yet another community that will now be heavily dependent on Communist China.

And guess where else Chinese companies are putting down roots? DETROIT.

Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle techno-logy, selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores, and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers.

If you recently purchased an “American-made” vehicle, there is a really good chance that it has a number of Chinese parts in it. Industry analysts are hard-pressed to put a number on the Chinese suppliers in the United States.

China is very interested in acquiring energy resources in the United States.

For example, China is actually mining for coal in the mountains of Tennessee. Guizhou Gouchuang Energy Holdings Group spent 616 million dollars to acquire Triple H Coal Co. in Jacksboro, Tennessee.

At the time, that acquisition really didn’t make much news, but now a group of conservatives in Tennessee is trying to stop the Chinese from blowing up their mountains and taking their coal.

And pretty soon China may want to build entire cities in the United States just like they have been doing in other countries. Right now China is actually building a city larger than Manhattan just outside Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

Are you starting to get the picture yet? China is on the rise and has been for a long time while America plays political games.

If you doubt this, just read the following:

When you total up all imports and exports, China is now the number one trading nation on the entire planet.

# Overall, the US has run a trade deficit with China over the past decade that comes to more than 23 trillion dollars.

# China has more foreign currency reserves than anyone else on the planet.

# China now has the largest new car market in the entire world.

# China now produces more than twice as many automobiles as does the United States.

# After being bailed out by US taxpayers, GM is involved in 11 joint ventures with Chinese companies.

# China is the number one gold producer in the world.# The uniforms for the US Olympic team were made in China.

# 85% of all artificial Christmas trees the world over are made in China.

# The new World Trade Center tower in New York includes glass imported from China.

# China now consumes more energy than does the United States.

# China is now in aggregate the leading manufacturer of goods in the entire world.

# China uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.

# China is now the number one producer of wind and solar power on the entire globe.

# China produces 3 times as much coal and 11 times as much steel as the United States does.

# China produces more than 90 percent of the global supply of rare earth elements.

# China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of any national defense system.

# In published scientific research articles, China will become number one in the world very shortly. And what we have seen so far may just be the tip of the iceberg. And for now, I will just leave you with one piece of advice – Learn to speak Chinese.

I wonder if it is past time for us to wake up?
Editor’s note: And Vote!

With regard to the encryption many departments around the state have gone to, some folks are not happy and now there is legislation in the works to curtail most of it.
“***Until recently, it was a common practice in newsrooms to listen to police scanners. That changed with encryption, including in Monterey County, where law enforcement agencies transitioned to an encrypted frequency in 2017 and decided not to allow media outlets to apply for a key to listen in. The rise of encrypted radio communications has prompted a legislative backlash. Senate Bill 1000, authored by State Sen. Josh Becker, D-San Mateo County, passed 25-8 on the California State Senate floor on May 26. It next moves to Assembly committees. If it becomes law, SB 1000 would require that law enforcement agencies make their radio communications accessible to the public, with the exception of confidential information which could be exchanged on an encrypted channel. The bill has support from media groups like the National Press Photographers Association, First Amendment Coalition and California News Publishers Association (of which the Weekly is a member). Groups in opposition include the California Police Chiefs Association and California Statewide Law Enforcement Association.***”

Growing Old in a Country You No Longer Recognize 
“You can ignore reality; but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.”   Ayn Rand

Those of us who were part of the Baby Boom generation, and earlier, now in our 60s,70s and 80s, no longer recognize the nation in which we grew up. We are strangers in a land that gets stranger by the day.
We believed in the American dream. We worked hard, paid our taxes and obeyed the law —even laws we thought were idiotic.
We married and had children. We struggled to raise families. Some of us went to war, like our fathers and grandfathers before us. We thought that when we grew old, there would be more for us – more than alienation.
Most of us don’t recognize Biden’s America. Patriotism has become passe. Our military is led by men who are social workers and politically correct hacks. They can’t fight, but they’re great at getting soldiers to use preferred pronouns and combating imaginary racism in the ranks.
Giant corporations have replaced individual enterprises, which – in many cases – has been taxed and regulated out of existence. Government bureaucrats and corporate executives are like the pigs and men at the end of Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”
We look in vain for a Ronald Reagan, a Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt. Instead, we find corrupt clowns like wizened Nancy Pelosi, Commissar Ocasio-Cortez (the Cuban pinup girl selling socialist snake oil) and our president – a cranky septuagenarian slipping noisily into senility.
If we’re White, we’re told that we are responsible for every problem that plagues people of color. That’s right, we’re to blame for the roughly 70% of black children born out of wedlock (we forced their parents to behave irresponsibly), just as cops are to blame for the deaths of thugs who threaten their lives.
Savages who burn down cities are hailed as heroes and celebrated as warriors for social justice.
Mayors take down statues of Washington and Columbus and commissioned murals of George Floyd.
If you’re White, you’re also responsible for slavery, segregation, the Wounded Knee massacre and Japanese Americans interned during World War II. Racism is in our blood, they tell us. Remember, throughout the course of human history, racism has never existed anywhere but here.
By “despoiling the earth,” we’re also responsible for climate change. If we end up paying $7-a-gallon for gas – well, it’s our own damned fault.
Forget racial minorities. Now, we’re told that there are “sexual minorities” — that people who used to be considered odd are in fact oppressed. And that a man who thinks he’s a woman in fact is a woman – and is entitled to use the ladies’ room with our granddaughters. And if we refuse to accept this bizarre fantasy, we are hateful!
What passes for entertainment is sickening – all blood and gore, sadistic killers, aliens who pop out of people’s stomachs and monsters in various guises. We search in vain for contemporary movies with characters we can admire or at least care about. So, we retreat to the cinema of the 40s and 50s on TCM.
On top of living in a country that’s unrecognizable, we can’t even afford to live here anymore. You need a second mortgage to buy a steak. A hamburger and fries at McDonald’s are a gourmet feast.
Filling up the tank is agonizing. Inflation is at a 40-year high and accelerating, and politicians tell us it’s because the government isn’t spending enough.
Our parents could retire at 65, in the mortgage-free home they bought in their 30s. We’re still working at 75. Retirement is a distant dream. We’re working to provide benefits for illegal aliens, addicts and loons who camp out and defecate on the streets and steal from the corner store at will.
Many of us are the grandchildren of immigrants, a fact of which we are proud. Our people helped to build this country. But we witness with unalloyed horror the tide flowing across our southern border unimpeded. The middle class views them as criminals, gang members and mooches. The Democratic party sees them as voters. We can’t defend our own borders but are expected to defend those of distant lands.
This used to be an English-speaking country. Now it’s ballots in 20 languages, court interpreters and press one for Spanish.
Our feeble president (who’s been sucking on the federal teat for half a century) is unable to perform his Constitutional duties but has successfully waged war on domestic energy production. We went from energy independence to beggars with a gas can in a matter of months. The corpse that walks says climate change is the biggest threat to our national security – along with transphobia.
Washington sputters about Putin’s war on Ukraine but imports 670,000 barrels of Russian oil a month. While he lets pipelines rust and our oil, coal and natural gas remain in the ground, Biden pleads with the Saudis to pump more – and is thinking about imports from the Marxists of Venezuela and the jihadists of Iran, both Russian allies. Apparently, oil from anywhere outside the U.S. doesn’t pollute.
Officeholders for life treat us like mentally challenged children. They snicker at those who pay their exorbitant salaries.
So, we limp along into old age, too proud to go on the dole and too stubborn to just give up. Besides, surrendering now would be a betrayal of the America that once was.

Hard times create strong people.
Strong people create easy times.
Easy times create weak people.
Weak people create hard times. 


If a picture paints a thousand words . . . 

Raffle tickets will be available starting Tuesday, 6/14/22 and will be sold at the barbecue.
The raffle will take place on 6/22/22 at 7:00 p.m.
Raffle Tickets Cost:
$5.00 each or,
five tickets for $20.00
Does the person have to be present?
Can the tickets be purchased prior to the barbecue?
Yes.  There will be Board members internally who will have tickets and they can email or contact me directly.  (margiet@goodwillsv.org / 408 421-3785)
Where is the money made going?
100% of what is made is going to the Kevin Nishita Foundation / Wounded Warriors.
Tickets can be purchased from:
Mariana Ramirez, Communications           Margie Thompson, CFO 
Steve Aponte, Insider / PIO                         Keith Kelley Club
Nqui Scherry, BFO                                      margiet@goodwillsv.org
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Editor’s note: Leroy dug these up!

Chimpanzee feces will help get captured chimps back home

Every year, 3,000 or more great apes die during illegal capture and trafficking. Most of these are chimpanzees which, along with bonobos, rank as our closest relatives. Despite their endangered status and protection under CITES, chimps are poached from their native habitats and sold as pets or performers.

Now, these researchers offer up data to map a chimp to within 60 miles of its home, greatly increasing the chance of the needed family reunion for this highly social animal. “This is so critically important to their conservation,” says study author Tomas Marques-Bonet.

As a concerned citizen of the world, you can help study chimps through another research program called Chimp & See.

When chimps are rescued from smugglers, the challenge is figuring out where they came from, so they can be returned to their families. A new study extracted DNA from 828 pieces of chimpanzee poop across their northwestern Africa range. Poop’s not the simplest material for genomic work, but it can be gathered without bothering the chimps. The result is the world’s largest genomic map of chimp populations.

More proof that Musings is a source of educational material!

Giraffe necks may have evolved for fighting, not foraging

Giraffes looks like gentle animals with their long, thin legs and graceful walk. The prevailing theory about the long necks has been that they evolved to capitalize on leaves higher up in the trees. Now, a giraffe ancestor — a “giraffoid” — shows that the long necks may have evolved not for foraging, but for fighting.

study of fossils of a species named Discokeryx xiezhi found in northern China reveals a shorter, stouter giraffe ancestor with a helmet-like skull. The reinforced skull, along with thick vertebrate and special neck joints, tell the story of an animal adapted to deliver and withstand blunt force on its head.

Today’s longer-neck male giraffes fight for mating opportunities by swinging their necks like a muscular handle and clubbing opponents with their heavy heads. These early giraffoids show that head-to-head competition for females may have been the selection pressure that lengthened giraffe necks. The longer the neck, the more leverage a giraffe gets to wield its club head.





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