1. Meditate: the #1 brain exercise! Stress clouds your thinking, so relieve stress with meditation. It’s easy! Put on your headphones, press PLAY on your meditation music download, and let the technology put you in a meditative state.
2. Work on being ambidextrous. Brush your hair, write, use the mouse and eat/drink with the “wrong” hand.
3. When something is broken, find creative repair solutions using common objects. Make do with what you have; make repairs with odd items and ingenuity.
4. Learn to convincingly argue every side of an argument.
5. Write with the wrong hand. Write backwards with both.
6. Read upside down (the text, not you).
7. Hydrate. Water enhances the brain’s electrochemical activity – dehydration slows it!
8. Change your perspective. Turn the pictures in your home upside down for a while.
9. Doodle and draw visual solutions to problems instead of using numbers or text.
10. Mentally estimate the passage of time.
11. Listen to classical music.
12. Power nap.
13. Stop procrastinating!
14. Move and motion daily. (We don’t prefer the word ‘exercise’.)
15. Eat exceptionally well. Give your brain energy and nutrients, not fillers and chemicals from junk/processed food.
16. Solve math problems without a calculator.
17. Remember phone numbers.
18. Mix up your routine. (We dare you.)
19. Play chess – especially a prolonged email version.
20. Solve optical illusions.
21. Play brain games like crosswords or Sudoku.
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D’Souza’s compelling documentary made film history by earning over $10 million in five days in a test start at a limited number of theaters and through streaming.
This achievement has never even been heard of for a documentary showing in thousands of theaters across the country. In contrast, 2,000 Mules was only shown for two nights in a limited number of venues before its May 7 digital premiere.
After the early evening showings on Friday, coupled with the viewings two weeks ago, the verdict is out and the audiences have spoken:
THE AVERAGE RATING FOR 2000 MULES IS 98%–AN A+.
Even Rotten Tomatoes audiences give it a 99%!
Here are some actual comments from viewers:
Lyudmila-Shocked by the movie 2000 mules! This film opened my eyes to the cause of the horror that is happening to our country today. All these fake winners – Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer are criminals destroying America. Something must be done about this and immediately. America must rise and shake off all this scum and start to recover before it’s too late.
Very thorough dig into the 2020 election. The question is – what will be done about this!!!!!
Very informative presenting facts, data, and videos. Focus on 2020 election, but also included mistakes, lack of concern and even cheating by Republicans. I liked how Dinesh presented the information and let viewers form their own based on the facts he collected.
Tom V- This documentary delivers to goods. Highlky recommended, you will not be disappointed.
Kolbo-An excellent documentary with undeniable proof of voters fraud. Very professional.
Patricia-If you care about the integrity of our elections this is a must see.
Norma-Anyone who doesn’t see this has no right to make a judgement about the movie or the election fraud one way or another. See it. Then draw your own conclusion. Don’t let CNN or the San Antonio Express-News tell you how to think. They lie anyway. Just go see it! One of my cousins started crying and felt cheated by the news media people.
David-D’Souza Media and True the Vote documentary conclusions are well supported. The 2020 National Election and the 2021 Georgia Election were stolen. Dinesh & Debbie D’Souza are Rock Stars!
Dr. A-This is impressive “single box that was only visited by 271 people contained 1900 ballots”…They were throwing the gloves away, and if DNA of the Mule was on it, collecting and analyzing the DNA could possibly result in their conviction. The mules should have taken the gloves with them for disposal…I saw the movie, my wife and I, well worth the time. The people that analyzed the Mules also used Cellphone Data to help solve the murder of a little girl, struck by a bullet in a shooting. Only 1 of 2 people were positioned to fire the shots, and they have since been arrested.
Deborah M-Truth bomb about the election fraud. Dinesh is a champion of conservative values. A real patriot. A must see for everyone.
Phil S-My wife and I watched it and it is stunning that our so called representatives and law enforcement have done nothing but avoid the obvious. The mid-terms will be a disaster.
Richard-Loved it. Really proves the 2020 election WAS STOLEN!!!
Dawn P-I believe the Democrats coordinated a massive voter fraud scheme, as Biden alluded to himself, but getting the GOP to do anything or anybody with any authority to do anything, is another hurdle. Right now, the Democrats are using the U.S. Supreme Court as a scapegoat to get people worked up and to justify cheating in the 2022 midterms. All they have to do is convince gullible people that they are doing what’s morally right by cheating.
OldeyDude-The beginning of the real story of the 2020 presidential election.
The Hammer is Used to Steal Presidential Elections
In 2012, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts was directly opposed to Obamacare and stated so in his own legal argument. In a bizzare move, Roberts completely changed his mind during the 11th hour. The cause of his sudden reversal can be attributed to “The Hammer”.
🔹Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office a few years later (in 2015) that President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance, known as The Hammer, into a domestic surveillance system.
🔹Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against the American people.
🔹Montgomery, under a second limited immunity agreement, also in 2015, provided the FBI and the DOJ with sworn testimony about The Hammer and the contents of 47 hard drives. Particularly concerning was the fact that the Obama team used a Hammer application called “Scorecard” to steal the 2012 presidential election in Florida.
🔹By 2020, the Hammer’s Scorecard was used to steal the presidential election for Obama’s controlled and compromised Joe Biden.
🔹A week prior to the 2020 election day, The American Report warned about the stealing of the election:
🔹The Hammer was developed only to be used for foreign surveillance, not to be weaponized for domestic surveillance against the American people, according to Montgomery and to U.S. military sources.
🔹Montgomery realized that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used The Hammer in a diabolically intrusive manner in order to spy on the American people and collect massive amounts of surveillance data for “leverage” and “blackmail.”
🔹By October 2020, it was revealed by citizen journalists and confidential sources that Scorecard would be stealing votes in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona. Now we know this was true.
🔹Scorecard stole the elections by tampering with the computers at the transfer points of state election computer systems and outside third party election data vaults as votes were being transferred. The Obama team had an encrypted VPN in order to access The Hammer at will.
🔹Also in August 2015, Montgomery revealed the federal government continuously targeted Joe Biden and Hunter Biden with electronic surveillance via The Hammer. Among the evidence stored on the 47 hard drives, was information implicating Hunter Biden in illegal activities. Montgomery told the FBI there were 10,000 pages of documents regarding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, including compromising videos and images.
🔹According to U.S. military sources, Montgomery’s surveillance technology was designed to spy on foreign enemies. However not only did it save American lives as America’s “War on Terror” broadened, but also featured built-in safeguards to prevent the system from ever being used for domestic surveillance.
🔹“Multiple echelons” of government, including the FISA court, had to sign off on each and every foreign surveillance operation conducted with the use of THE HAMMER.
🔹Montgomery revealed that Brennan and Clapper used the super-surveillance system Montgomery designed to spy on 156 Article III federal judges, including the onetime head of the FISA court Judge Reggie Walton, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts, members of Congress, Wall Street executives, Rudy Giuliani, Lt. General Michael Flynn, Donald Trump, Trump Tower, multiple Trump businesses, and members of the Trump family.
🔹Montgomery’s revelations about his super-surveillance system, Hammer, call into question Chief Justice Robert’s strange and inexplicable 2012 decision that stood in direct opposition to his own stated legal argument. At the eleventh hour, Roberts flipped and supported the individual mandate for President Obama’s highly unpopular Affordable Care Act.
About 1 in 5 people have some form of fear of flying, or “aviophobia.” I was one of them, but my job required me to fly often for many years. To overcome this fright, I studied much about flight design, construction and safety.
Something that helped me considerably was knowing what the odds are of dying in a plane crash.
🔹Odds of dying in a car accident are about one in 5,000.
🔹Odds of being struck by lightning, are one in 13,000 chance for your lifetime.
🔹Your odds of dying in a plane crash are about one in 11,000,000.
🔹Fatal accidents occurred once every 200,000 flights in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, fatal accidents (also including private and small planes) only occur once every two million flights.
Most of my flights were over Texas and Mexico, often in private jets. As the president of a professional trade organization in the 1990s, I was required to give speeches across North America in locations such as New York, LA, Chicago, Orlando, Seattle, Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlantic City and Washington DC. I’ve also traveled to Europe, Cayman Islands and elsewhere.
Another bit of knowledge I learned talking with numerous pilots is that passengers should not be as concerned about turbulence as some individuals might be.
“It’s not a danger. It’s just a nuisance,” one pilot said. “We try to avoid them, naturally, because they are like bumps in the roads for us. I don’t want to spill my coffee and we don’t want you to either. Don’t worry about turbulence.”
Here are facts I learned about flying in general:
🔹Airplanes are designed to withstand lightning strikes.
🔹If you sit at the back of an airplane, your odds of surviving a crash are 40% higher.
🔹Research shows that the first 3 minutes after takeoff and the final 8 minutes before landing are when 80% of plane crashes happen.
When a plane lands at night, cabin crews will dim the interior lights. Why?
In an unlikely event that a plane landing goes badly and passengers need to evacuate, their eyes will already be adjusted to the darkness.
🔹Only 5% of the world’s population had ever been on an airplane till 2013 which drastically increased to approximately 20 percent in 2020.
🔹A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts which are made to be all controlled by a few pilots sitting up front with switches and buttons under their fingertips.
🔹It is the rule that pilots must be fed the same multi-course meal given to those in the first and business class. However, co-pilots are encouraged to eat different entrees to guard against cases of food poisoning.
🔹Those white lines that planes leave in the sky are simply trails of condensation, hence their technical name of “contrails.” Plane engines release water vapor as part of the combustion process. When that hot water vapor is pumped out of the exhaust and hits the cooler air of the upper atmosphere, it creates those puffy white lines in the sky. It’s basically the same reaction as when you see your breath when it’s cold outside.
🔹Environment inside an airplane can alter the way food and drink tastes—sweet items tasted less sweet, while salty flavors were heightened. The dry recycled air inside the plane cabin doesn’t help either as low humidity can further dull taste and smell making everything in a plane seem bland.
🔹Plane doors can’t actually open in mid-flight.
🔹Australian airline Qantas has never had a fatal accident involving one of its commercial aircrafts.
🔹The fastest commercial plane flew at twice the speed of sound. It was the Concorde, that regularly flew over the Atlantic, and was decommissioned after an accident involving Concorde, in France.
🔹Long-haul flights have secret bedrooms and a bathroom for flight attendants.
🔹Living in an airplane flight path could harm your heart, especially those closer to an airport. Individuals exposed to noise above 60 decibels on a regular basis—like the sound of an airplane overhead—have a 30 percent greater risk of dying from a heart attack than those typically exposed to noise levels under 45 decibels.
🔹Why is there a tiny hole in the airplane windows? It regulates cabin pressure. Most airplane windows are made up of three panels of acrylic. The exterior window keeps the elements out to maintain cabin pressure.
The world’s safest airlines in 2022, according to AirlineRatings.com (out of the 385 different airlines they monitor) are Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, SAS, Qantas, Alaska Airlines, EVA Air, Virgin Australia/Atlantic, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Lufthansa/Swiss Group, Finnair, Air France/KLM Group, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Emirates.
AirlineRatings.com also identified their Top 10 safest low-cost airlines. In alphabetical order they are Allegiant, easyjet, Frontier, Jetstar Group, Jetblue, Ryanair, Vietjet, Volaris, Westjet, and Wizz.
The least safe airlines are Pakistan International Airlines, Air Algerie, Scat, Sriwijaya Air, Airblue, Blue Wing, Iran Aseman Airlines, and Nepal Airlines.
President Donald J. Trump’s endorsements for 2022 primary elections are winning big time.
As of May 18th, Trump’s picks to date are 81-3*-1 (Oz)
*Herbster, Cawthorn, and McGeachin
🔹May 17: Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania (23-2-1 TBD)
Idaho-Senate: Crapo, Mike Idaho-Governor: McGeachin, Janice Idaho-01: Fulcher, Russ
Kentucky-Senate: Paul, Rand Kentucky-01: Comer, James Kentucky-02: Guthrie, Brett Kentucky-04: Massie, Thomas Kentucky-05: Rogers, Hal Kentucky-06: Barr, Andy
North Carolina-Senate: Budd, Ted North Carolina-03: Murphy, Greg North Carolina-05: Foxx, Virginia North Carolina-07: Rouzer, David North Carolina-08: Bishop, Dan North Carolina-09: Hudson, Richard North Carolina-10: McHenry, Patrick North Carolina-11: Cawthorn, Madison North Carolina-13: Hines, Bo
Pennsylvania-Senate: Oz, Mehmet Pennsylvania-Governor: Mastriano, Doug Pennsylvania-08: Bognet, Jim Pennsylvania-10: Perry, Scott Pennsylvania-11: Smucker, Lloyd Pennsylvania-13: Joyce, John Pennsylvania-14: Reschenthaler, Guy Pennsylvania-16: Kelly, Mike
May 10: Nebraska, West Virginia (3-1)
Nebraska-Governor: Herbster, Charles Nebraska-03: Smith, Adrian
West Virginia-01: Miller, Carol West Virginia-02: Mooney, Alex
May 3: Indiana, Ohio (22-0)
Indiana-02: Walorski, Jackie Indiana-03: Banks, Jim Indiana-04: Baird, Jim Indiana-05: Spartz, Victoria Indiana-06: Pence, Greg Indiana-08: Bucshon, Larry
Ohio-Senate: Vance, J.D. Ohio-Secretary of State: LaRose, Frank Ohio-Attorney General: Yost, Dave Ohio-Treasurer: Sprague, Robert Ohio-Auditor: Faber, Keith Ohio-01: Chabot, Steve Ohio-02: Wenstrup, Brad Ohio-04: Jordan, Jim Ohio-05: Latta, Bob Ohio-06: Johnson, Bill Ohio-07: Miller, Max Ohio-08: Davidson, Warren Ohio-10: Turner, Mike Ohio-12: Balderson, Troy Ohio-13: Gilbert, Madison Gesiotto Ohio-15: Carey, Mike
March 1: Texas (33-0)
Texas-Governor: Abbott, Greg Texas-Lieutenant Governor: Patrick, Dan Texas-Attorney General: Paxton, Ken* Texas-Agriculture Commissioner: Miller, Sid Texas-Comptroller: Hegar, Glenn Texas-Land Commissioner: Buckingham, Dawn* Texas-04: Fallon, Pat Texas-05: Gooden, Lance Texas-06: Ellzey, Jake Texas-10: McCaul, Michael Texas-11: Pfluger, August Texas-12: Granger, Kay Texas-13: Jackson, Ronny Texas-14: Weber, Randy Texas-15: De La Cruz, Monica Texas-19: Arrington, Jodey Texas-22: Nehls, Troy Texas-24: Van Duyne, Beth Texas-25: Williams, Roger Texas-26: Burgess, Michael Texas-27: Cloud, Michael Texas-31: Carter, John Texas-36: Babin, Brian Texas-38: Hunt, Wesley Texas-SD-08: Paxton, Angela Texas-SD-11: Middleton, Mayes Texas-SD-24: Flores, Pete* Texas-SD-31: Sparks, Kevin Texas-HD-15: Toth, Steve Texas-HD-31: Guillen, Ryan* Texas-HD-61: Frazier, Frederick Texas-Tarrant Co.-Judge: O’Hare, Tim Texas-Tarrant Co.-District Attorney: Sorrells, Phil*
Be a Patriot and take the time to help save our nation and the Constitution by reaching out to your Senators and Congressional Representatives immediately. Here, in simple terms, is why this is critical.
The phone number, mailing address, and email address for all 100 United States senators is public information.
To find the contact information for your senators, go to the contact senators page and find the state you live in. Each state has two senators at any given time. As you can imagine, senators get a lot of communication from the public, and they have assistants to filter and sort most of it. In order to get a favorible response, try to make your message well-written, succinct, and polite.
What does God say about the life and personhood of a fetus? People have worth and identity before they are born. It’s in the Bible, Jeremiah 1:5, NIV. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
God is at work in a person’s life while he or she is in the womb. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 139:13-14, NIV. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
God’s commandment forbids the taking of life. It’s in the Bible, Exodus 20:13, NIV. “You shall not murder.”
What about in the case of incest or rape?It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 24:16, NKJV. “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin”
How can I avoid making the wrong choice? God is always willing to help. It’s in the Bible, James 1:5, NKJV. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Trust God, rather than rely on your own thinking. It’s in the Bible, Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths”
What if I don’t know if I have the strength to make the right choice? It’s in the Bible, Philippians 4:13, NKJV. “I can do all things through Christwho strengthens me”
What if I have made a mistake? God will not let you be tried more than what you can handle. It’s in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.“
God can save above and beyond if we come to Him. It’s in the BIble, Hebrews 7:25, NKJV. “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
I am facing a lot of guilt and am hurting, is God far from me for what I did?It’s in the Bible, Psalms 34:18, NKJV. “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”
Will God forgive me for my mistake? God offers forgiveness, not condemnation if we just come to Him. It’s in the Bible, Isaiah 1:18, NKJV. “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “ Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
🔹the deliberate blackout by cable/TV corporate media,
🔹the silence of spineless GOP politicians,
🔹predictable Hollywood absurdity,
🔹propaganda drivel churned out by crooked Democrats,
Dinesh D’Souza’s movie 2000 Mules made film history by earning over $10 million in five days.
This achievement has never been heard of for a documentary showing in thousands of theaters across the country. In contrast, 2,000 Mules was only shown for two nights in a limited number of venues before its May 7 digital premiere.
Most Americans have no clue that when they walk into a movie theater, the likelihood it’s owned by Chinese companies controlled by Beijing is high.
AMC theaters may stand for American Multi-Cinema, but they are owned by China. Billed as “an American company based in Kansas,” the propaganda is familiar as with other Chinese controlled companies. In actuality, the Wanda Group, a Chinese conglomerate, are the controlling owners of over 11,000 American movie screens.
Make no doubt about it, China controls much of Hollywood and influences what we are allowed to see–in the manner they want it.
In July 2020, the Trump Administration began warning American entities and businesses against investing in Chinese companies and said that additional sanctions could be on the way in return for China’s role in spreading the coronavirus.
Nancy Pelosi’s Congress has not moved an inch on the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act passed unanimously by the Senate in May 2020.
The bipartisan act would force China, and other foreign companies to adhere to U.S. securities law. The Trump White House has been taking an aggressive stance undoing some of the damage caused from previous administrations.
The limited showing in early May was such an achievement, it prompted AMC to begin showing the film across the country beginning Friday, May 20th.
The Wit, Wisdom and Mistakes of the Legendary American Performer
In 1964, when his recording of “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” (about the tragic end suffered by a Native American hero of World War II) received an initially lukewarm reception at radio, Cash took out a full-page ad in Billboard demanding of programmers, “Where are your guts?”
On January 13, 1968, Cash recorded his masterly live album At Folsom Prison, from which came a new #1 hit version of “Folsom Prison Blues.” This album and the follow-up 1969 live recording At San Quentin pushed his career to new heights. Taken from the San Quentin album, “A Boy Named Sue” (#1 country, #2 pop) became his biggest-selling single and the Country Music Association Single of the Year (1969). Cash was also voted the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year for 1969.
From 1969 through 1971, Cash hosted a prime time network television variety show that showcased his status as a national icon while featuring an eclectic mix of guest performers. A live cut from this show, “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (written by Kris Kristofferson), was a #1 country hit. Increasingly, Cash recorded and featured on his television show the work of new songwriters drawn to country from folk and rock music backgrounds.
Cash died in 2003. Two years later his life became the subject of a biographical film, Walk the Line, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter. Phoenix and Witherspoon both won Academy Awards for their performances. American V: A Hundred Highways (2006) and American VI: Ain’t No Grave (2010), further strengthened Cash’s reputation as a cultural hero.
Since Jan. 3, Republicans have added around 20,000 active voters, according to the Utah Elections Office. During that same time, Democrats have lost around 8,000 active voters and the number of unaffiliated voters has dropped by nearly 12,000.
This looks to be a heavy trend nationally. It appears the ONLY way Democrats could come close to winning many of their 2022 races is by considerable cheating.
John Lee, the North Las Vegas Democrat mayor announced last week that he’s running for re-election as a Republican because the Democrats have an “anti-American” agenda.
“The party moved past me. In fact, Democrats are now leaving that party in droves because of the socialist agenda that has taken place in the Democratic Party,” Lee announced. “They’re totally anti-American. There was nowhere for people who thought and felt like I did about the virtues and values and morals of being a good American. It was time to leave. They have destroyed the Democratic Party now.”
“They had an election recently for leadership, and four of the five people were card-carrying members of the Socialist Party. It’s not the party that I grew up with 25 years ago in this environment, and it’s not the party I can stand with anymore,” he continued.
“The working class, or working men and women of this country, and also the small business owners are not a part of the conversation anymore. It all has to do with the elitists and it has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda that I have in mind for this country of the future,” he said.
“When you’re a pro-life Democrat, a pro-gun Democrat, and you’re a very conservative person, that’s not really well known in the Democratic Party anymore,” he added. “And so for me to hang on as long as I did, hoping the party would change, it didn’t, it got worse.”
This is bad news to Democrats because in December 2021, data from Nevada’s secretary of state indicated 2.5 times more voters switched from Democrat to Republican than the reverse that month.
From January 1, 2020 through May of that year, Nevada saw over 6,500 former Democrats switch to Republican.
🔹Since January 2022, over 21,000 Massachusetts Democrats switched as registered new Republicans.
🔹Harriet Holman, a popular Black Democratic council member in Dorchester County, South Carolina, announced recently they will be running for reelection as a Republican.
🔹In just one county alone, local news are reporting over “1,000 blue-collar Democrats in Ohio’s Mahoning County have switched to being Republicans” since the first of the year.
🔹In March 2022, Nebraska’s Democratic party lost 1,787 voters and the Republican party gained 1,985 voters.
As of May 10, 6,440 more Nebraskans were registered as Republicans in May than there was in April. The Democrats saw a loss of 3,841 in one month.
Hispanics Trending to GOP
🔹In December, a Wall Street Journal poll shocked the Democrats when learning that Hispanic voters are now split between Republicans and Democrats on the generic ballot at 37%. A further 22% responded that they were undecided.
🔹Texas Democrats were stunned last year with Republican gains in Hispanic-heavy communities throughout the state. In the border city of McAllen, the GOP celebrated Javier Villalobos’ mayoral victory in a region that has historically voted for Democrats.
🔹In November 2021, Texas House of Representatives member Henry Grover switched from Democrat to Republican.
🔹Also, in November 2021, Texas House of Representatives member Ryan Guillen switched from Democrat to Republican.
“Friends, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington, D.C., are not our values, not the values of most Texans,” Guillen said.
“During the 2020 election, we saw certain districts in South Texas as having a promising future for the GOP as we began to see a lot of Mexican-Americans, as well as in other states with Cuban-Americans and Colombian-Americans,” Macarena Martinez, the Republican National Committee’s Texas communications director, said.
“But here in Texas, we saw a huge shift to the GOP during President Trump’s second presidential election, given his stance on immigration, given his stance on the border wall, backing the blue, supporting law and order,” she continued, also noting the number of people employed by oil and gas companies in South Texas turned away from Biden’s energy policies.
🔹Oct. 2020, Louisiana Lt. Governor Angie Angelle switched from Democrat to Republican.
🔹In Jan. 2020, New Jersey representative Jeff Van Drew switched from Democrat to Republican.
🔹March 2018, Steve Lebsock of Colorado House of Representatives switched from Democrat to Republican.
🔹In 2017, Governor of West Virginia Jim Justice switched from Democrat to Republican. He had previously been a Republican prior to 2015.
🔹January 2017, West Virginia House of Delegates Rupie Phillips moved from Democrat to Republican.
🔹By May 2016, the election year of Donald J. Trump versus Hillary Clinton, over 57,000 Democrats in Pennsylvania moved to the Republican party. Over 25,000 Independents registered as Republicans.
Since 1994, there has been 76 state lawmakers who switched from Democrat to Republican. State senators: 22, State representatives: 54.
This compares to only 21 state lawmakers who switched to Democrat. State senators: 6, State representatives: 15.
As of May 2022, Mississippi has had an increase of 15 Republicans; Georgia has had an increase of 13 Republicans. Louisiana has had an increase of 12 Republicans; Alabama GOP has 6; M has 5; Texas has 5; West Virginia has 5, Kentucky has 4; Arkansas has 3; Kansas 2, New Hampshire 2, Rhode Island 2; South Dakota 2; and Arizona, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina,Tennessee, and Wyoming have 1 additional Republican each.
Always fascinated by the Moon—perhaps because being a Baby Boomer, tales from my Chickasaw-Choctaw great grandmother Margaret Ralph-Morgan and being around during the early days of manned American space exploration–were influences.
We never took the Moon for granted. Not much in my experiences matched the 1969 landing on the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Meeting and interviewing Aldrin was definitely a highlight years later.
Here is a collection of interesting quotes from scientists, authors, researchers, NASA insiders and star-gazers relating to the enigmatic and often inexplicable nature of the moon:
Isaac Asimov, American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University and Science Fiction writer. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time.
“We cannot help but come to the conclusion that the Moon by rights ought not to be there. The fact that it is, is one of the strokes of luck almost too good to accept… Small planets, such as Earth, with weak gravitational fields, might well lack satellites… … In general then, when a planet does have satellites, those satellites are much smaller than the planet itself. Therefore, even if the Earth has a satellite, there would be every reason to suspect… that at best it would be a tiny world, perhaps 30 miles in diameter. But that is not so. Earth not only has a satellite, but it is a giant satellite, 2160 miles in diameter. How is it then, that tiny Earth has one? Amazing.”
“The Moon, which has no atmosphere and no magnetic field, is basically a freak of nature”
Irwin Shapiro, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“The best possible explanation for the Moon is observational error – the Moon doesn’t exist.’
“The Moon is bigger than it should be, apparently older than it should be and much lighter in mass than it should be. It occupies an unlikely orbit and is so extraordinary that all existing explanations for its presence are fraught with difficulties are none of them could be considered remotely watertight.”
Christopher Knight and Alan Bulter Book: Who Built the Moon?
The Moon has astonishing synchronicity with the Sun. When the Sun is at its lowest and weakest in mid-winter, the Moon is at its highest and brightest, and the reverse occurs in mid-summer. Both set at the same point on the horizon at the equinoxes and at the opposite point at the solstices. What are the chances that the Moon would naturally find an orbit so perfect that it would cover the Sun at an eclipse and appear from Earth to be the same size? What are chances that the alignments would be so perfect at the equinoxes and solstices?
Farouk El Baz, NASA
“If water vapour is coming from the Moon’s interior is this serious. It means that there is a drastic distinction between the different phases of the lunar interior – that the interior is quite different from what we have seen on the surface.”
Mikhail Vasin, Alexander Shcherbakov, Societ Academy of Sciences, 1970.
“Is the moon a creation of an alien intelligence?”
Dr Harold Urey, Nobel Prize for Chemistry
“I’m terribly puzzled by the rocks from the Moon and in particular of their titanium content.”
Dr S Ross Taylor, Geochemist of lunar chemical analysis,
Said the problem was that maria plains the size of Texas had to be covered with melted rock containing fluid titanium. He said you would not expect titanium ever to be hot enough to do that, even on Earth, and no one has ever suggested that the Moon was hotter than the Earth.
“What could distribute titanium in this way? Highly advanced technology developed and operated by entities that are immensely more technologically advance than humans.”
Dr. Gordon MacDonald, NASA
“it would seem that the Moon is more like a hollow than a homogenous sphere’. He surmised that the data must have been wrong – but it wasn’t.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmologist,
“A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object.”
Dr. Sean C Solomon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The Lunar Orbiter experiments had vastly improved knowledge of the Moon’s gravitational field and indicated the frightening possibility that the Moon might be hollow.”
University of Arizona Lon Hood “We knew that the Moon’s core was small, but we didn’t know it was this small… This really does add weight to the idea that the Moon’s origin is unique, unlike any other terrestrial body.”
NASA scientists The Apollo 12 mission to the Moon in November 1969 set up seismometers and then intentionally crashed the Lunar Module causing an impact equivalent to one ton of TNT. The shockwaves built up for eight minutes, and NASA scientists said the Moon ‘rang like a bell.
Maurice Ewing, American geophysicist and oceanographer
“As for the meaning of it, I’d rather not make an interpretation right now, but it is as though someone had struck a bell, say, in the belfry of a church, a single blow and found that the reverberation from it continued for 30 minutes.”
Ken Johnson, Supervisor of the Data and Photo Control department during the Apollo missions
“The Moon not only rang like a bell, but the whole Moon wobbled in such a precise way that it was almost as though it had gigantic hydraulic damper struts inside it.”
Moon rocks have been found to contain processed metals, including brass and mica, and the elements Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 that have never been found to occur naturally.
Dr. D L Anderson, Professor of geophysics and director of the seismological laboratory, California Institute of Technology
“The Moon is made inside out and that its inner and outer compositions should be the other way around.”
Dr. Robin Brett, NASA Scientist
“It seems much easier to explain the nonexistence of the moon than its existence.”
“Channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully”
The day before the May 15 release of Lisa Marie Presley’s album, Storm & Grace, the daughter of the most famous entertainer in history sent a social media message to the world regarding the upcoming Elvis movie.
This release, her first album in seven years, is also her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut. Presley is managed by Simon Fuller, CEO and Founder of XIX Entertainment. The album was produced by 12-time GRAMMY® winner T Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles.
“When Lisa Marie’s songs arrived, I was curious,” Burnett said. “I wondered what the daughter of an American revolutionary music artist had to say. What I heard was honest, raw, unaffected, and soulful. I thought her father would be proud of her.”
“The more I listened to the songs, the deeper an artist I found her to be,” he continued. “Listening beyond the media static, Lisa Marie Presley is a Southern American folk music artist of great value.”
Since 2019, Lisa Marie has met several times with director Baz Luhrmann about the Elvis movie. She told Us Weekly, “I have been involved with Baz. He has come to my home and he has been emailing me… In fact, we’re going to be having another lunch at my home. He’s keeping me on top of everything. It’s been wonderful. He is a genius. I’m not getting involved with any kind of telling him what to do or how to do it or suggestions. No, no. I think this will be very stylized, very different.”
The movie follows a young Elvis, played by Austin Butler, as well as his dealings with his wife, Priscilla (played by Olivia DeJonge) and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (played by Tom Hanks.)
When prompted about what she thought of the Colonel Parker role, Lisa Marie said, “Tom Hanks can pretty much capture anybody as far as his acting ability and how professional he is and how deep and deeply involved he gets with the character…I’m extremely pleased. I think that it’ll be very good.”
During filming, Tom spoke about a conversation he had with Priscilla, who revealed she had great affection for Colonel Tom, which is a different perception to that which many have.
He told late night host Stephen Colbert: “I was expecting to hear stories about the distrust she had for Colonel Tom Parker over these many years.”
On her post, Lisa Marie revealed she has seen Luhrman’s movie twice. Her thoughts?
“It is nothing short of spectacular,” she said. “Absolutely exquisite.”
“Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully.”
“In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully.”
“You can feel and witness Baz’s pure love, care and respect for my father throughout this beautiful film, and it is finally something that myself and my children and their children can be proud of forever.
“Elvis” will be released in theaters June 24, 2022.