I only had time to read a couple eulogies but...respect for such tragedy makes me want to honor the loss of each person who was snatched away. I found myself reading on and on.

Appreciating the evil which peers at us through the vaccine ethos feels strangely similar to standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon— the part of ourselves capable of appreciation of grandeur is called on as one gapes at the menace before us in our day as both demand largesse of soul. The busyness and pettiness and the constant distraction and the focus on temporal things all draw us away from the quiet depth necessary to contemplate.

I think that it is those who immerse themselves in the Beauty who alone find the strength to adroitly overcome our enemy. Of the 12, only Joshua and Caleb successfully battled giants. More than then, this is the day of giant slayers.

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Wow, your statement is hauntingly beautiful and on the mark. I try to leave but find myself staying wanting to respect each life that Mark shares with us. My antique roses are blooming right now and taking care of them and the other plants and vegetables bring me peace but these days are hard; especially, living in dual worlds. One, where life goes on as usual, except that so many people are sick, but they don't connect it to anything. The other, here and in other places online (I have one person I know locally who agrees that the shots were bad) where I can find reassurance that I'm not nuts and this is all really happening. Thank you Judy for your comment. Thank you Mark for your hard work, it helps to keep me going.

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Oh true. Roses. Dearest colorful friends;). Sometimes I bury my nose in one and breathe with my eyes closed. The aroma seems to shrink Mr. Global...or at least they imbue my ❤️ with resolve. Remember how Frodo seeing the wonder of the Shire strengthened his heart for Mordor? Angel trumpets perfume my heart too.

“Antique roses”—merely the moniker enchants. Are they hardy? Aromatic? Long lived? Have a favorite website or grower?

There is a peculiar loneliness to this knowledge. Spot on with the vacillation between dailyness and the bigger picture. I had not noticed that the shift itself is tectonic. Geez. Well noted.

I think you are on to something big. Really. I have unconsciously thought one or the other was true: but, both are true. That must be a key. Will consider that when I have coffee to clarify my thoughts. Thanks much.

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I am in Texas and love Antique Rose Emporium. I have also used Heirloom Roses. I found Rogue Valley Roses and plan on trying them soon. These roses once established can pretty much take care of themselves. They have great histories and most are fragrant. Some of these kinds of roses can be found in cemeteries and old homesteads just growing along without help from any humans. There is something timeless about that.

Ok, you mentioned Frodo. One of my favorite lines that so resonates in these times.

Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights, we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were and sometimes you just didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass, a new day will come, and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't, they kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo...and it's worth fighting for.

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Oh my goodness. That was dramatic. I need to look again at fairy tales. Oh that quote!

Sounds like those roses are the stuff of which fairy tales are made. I need to look into these!

Am a little undone by the quote still. 😭

I should head to my daughter’s with popcorn this weekend and watch part of the trilogy...she’s a fan.

I am a Christian and still this ‘shadow’ casts a chill. Framing it as a part of The Great Story, a Happily (even gloriously) Ever After Story changes it all. Perhaps when we discuss Fauci we should commence: Once upon a time there was an evil little man who...

Texas. Awesome! Folks we know just moved there...lots of others are looking! California has a few ‘issues’:/

Antique Rose Emporium... will go Google...

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It breaks my heart that this is a 'thing' now. Cases of SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) were extremely rare. Worth comparing those stats to current ones. RIP fellow humans.

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Personally I never knew even one person under 60 who just dropped! Thank you for covering these tragedies. Have you been able to find any documentation of the numbers in other Countries Militaries? In the US, the injury/ illness increases since the vaccines were rolled out are horrendous!

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I can't press like-I'm saddened by it all, but appreciate your hard and painful work in writing these facts to us. Thank you.

The causes are always left unknown. Does anybody do autopsies so that the cause is known?

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Every now and then

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May 1, 2022·edited May 1, 2022

I read the info from Israel with great interest, as I lived there for 17 years. A couple of things to note.

1) For some reason most of the reports are from the city of Ashdod. Why is that? It's not that important a city (other than it being one of only a few ports). Why no reports from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa? I believe there's got to be much more news out there of sudden deaths from other cities, and it seems your source is not reporting those.

2) Many of those dead seem to be from the ultra-orthodox community. These are the people LEAST likely to get the jab, both in Israel and in other countries. That's not to say that certain sects wouldn't conform and do what they're told, but others will totally reject the idea that a jab will do more for them than their God-given immune system. So I do wonder about those reports of sudden death vs. those of more secular individuals who are more likely to respond to the social pressure and dictates from the Israeli government and society as a whole.

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Mark, the importance of these compilations of sudden deaths can't be overstated! And of course we all know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Just one example - in my community (Oxford UK) a teenage girl (between 12-14) with a Down's syndrome died peacefully in her sleep in November last year. Just after the mass vaccination of kids in schools started. No one linked her death to the jab of course...

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I am a highly empathetic person but I start feeling seriously pissed off with the stupidity of the 'sleeping' masses! First, they rush to get their kids to get vaccinated - kids who have no choice in this matter. And then they are in a great shock when a previously healthy 11-year-old dies in her sleep. And they still don't get it!

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Apr 28, 2022·edited Apr 28, 2022

"Half of all Americans infected with COVID-19, three-quarters of children"

So wails the World Socialist Website. It never occurs to them that the infection of as many as possible with covid is the best thing that could happen. That’s how people build up immunity. But I guess that way of dealing with viruses is now a thing of the past in this new age of pharma-capitalism.

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