Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! Welcome to the middle of the week already! Looks like we finally had a hard frost this morning, so good bye to most if not all of the insects. Leaves will probably be dropping off the tree in groves as the wind grows in strength. Change is a coming, it always is. I hope the changes in your life are more of the hopeful and desired ones rather than that changes that are imposed upon you.
Lots of discussion in the last few weeks about mandates and imposition of policies that may result in the loss of employment, the loss of community and isolation in life. Some have asked me about religious exemption. I would be happy to grant one, but currently the Archbishop is not granting one. Marching orders seems to be that such exemptions are not recognized. This has perplexed many of the kind souls that have asked me about acquiring one.
I am not anti-vaccination, I am anti-mandate. I don't think anyone needs a religious exemption, one need only have a personal objection to be exempt from compulsive policies. I know there are many policies of compulsion that make up my life without any thought on my part. Much of it seems to be agreed upon behaviors and policies that make for the well being of society. Questioning of such policies is usually not a given, but one ought to wonder from time to time if such things are worthy of continuation and support.
Not sure where this thought-train is going, just not happy seeing the expansion of overreach by the government, federal, state and in many cases local authorities that have felt empowered by the cooperation of the public during the 2 weeks of lab-rattery. I am less happy that many businesses are cooperating with the idea of forced medicine. I am not one to run about declaring the sky to be falling just yet, but what most of have seen in the last few years would probably be shocking to former selves just decade or two ago. Again not sure where the train is going - just not happy about the view out the window and the imagined destination.
Be thankful for friends in real life, I hope you haven't lost too many. I hope you families have survived the Trump-trials and now the next chapter of Vax-or-Die. Be thankful for the people you meet here that have a like mind and attitude, even if you don't get to meet them in person. You are not going crazy, maybe angry, sad, frustrated, but not crazy. Don't be afraid, fear has been the major tool since we all heard of Italy at the beginning of 2020. I still haven't forgotten the news out of Italy and think for most reasonable people it made precaution seem like a wise choice. Give an inch, they will take a mile. Fear had become the daily doomcast during 2020. Forget the body count from wars, we now have the Covid toll. Seems the Enemedia is always about death. Don't be afraid, emotions are meant to season life, not substitute for thought, questions and a push to understand. On to the quote and the morning photo.
Control leads to compliance: autonomy leads to engagement. – Daniel Pink
Sunrise In The Carpathian Mountains
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
The algorithm is always listening.
This popped up today.
The ADD crew bandied this about a few days ago.
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...