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Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 96

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains months-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck once stated, “The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War.  The House of Rothschild was afraid that the United States…would upset their financial domination over the world. 

Seven inches difference in height between Michael Phelps and Hicham El Guerrouj, the world record holder in the mile run. These two men have the same leg length

Storm IRMA devastated all the financial safe heavens in the Caribbean islands: Where are these nefarious centers to transfer locations?
Rothschild biographer Derek Wilson says the family was the official European banker to the US government via the Federal Reserve-precursor Bank of the United States.
Family biographer Niall Ferguson notes a “substantial and unexplained gap” in Rothschild correspondence from 1854-1860.  He says all copies of outgoing letters written by the London Rothschild during this Civil War period “were destroyed at the orders of successive partners”.
President Abraham Lincoln, aware of the Eight Families-controlled Bank of the United States plot, countered by issuing Greenbacks from the US Treasury.
“Priest, drop it, them sentences: Wife is to obey the husband and man is the head of the family” Prof. Philip Salem when he married 44 years ago.
Italian oil multinational ENIA  said to have discovered the largest gas reserves on the Lebanese offshore. Our 9 “leaders”, remnant of militia chief during 13 years of civil war, demanded 10% per year diverted to their personal account.
A few generations earlier, Mayer Amschel Rothschild bragged of his investment strategy, “When the streets of Paris are running in blood, I buy”. Baron Jacob Rothschild said same thing on US civil war.

House of Rothschild fortune today exceeds $100 trillion. The Warburgs, Kuhn Loebs, Goldman Sachs, Schiffs and Rothschilds have intermarried 

Medical prof. Philip Salem said: Many of our “leaders” brag of their foreign allegiance. In other States, they are dispatched to prison. Sure, tiny Lebanon was Never in a strong position, but cut out this imbecile bragging.

No need to feeling dizzy to sense that your walking is unstable

It’s only when hygiene factors disappear that we think about them. In the meantime, their presence doesn’t motivate people

If IRMA kinds of cyclones hit the Mediterranean seashores, most our cities will go under water, including all the skyscrapers: Good for a change from earthquakes that leave sore eyesight of destruction

It is worth the effort to confront the status quo, to own it, to leap: It’s called guts to prepare for anything that last

Une culture? C’ est l’ environement qui nous imbibe et qu’ on restitue en ecrit, la rendant plus reelle que que la vie quotidienne, sans qu’ on ait de vrais experiences personnelles.

C’ est l’ imagination d’ une culture qui joue son role et diffuse ce qu’ elle a capte’, sans qu’ on ait de vrais experiences personnelles.

Ce groupe de 50 Americains venuent faire un film au Maroc en 1920. Ils s’ en foutaient de tous, les indigenes et les colons Francais. Ils parlaient meme le Francais et apprenaient l’ Arabe pour comprendre, pas pour donner des ordres. Comme si les Francais n’ etaient pas capable de leur exoliquer! On leur rappelait que leurs assistant negres n’ etaient pas a leur table, et ils s’ en foutaient aussi.

US is evacuating the “ISIS foreign fighters” from battle fields: They are the Israeli/European infiltrated fighters coordinating with the US attacks against Syrian army.

The Moslem Rohingyas were transferred to Burma by British Empire from East India (currently Bangladesh) over 150 years ago. They fought with British troops against Japan occupiers.

When in physical pain, all outside calamities are off-limit to your care

In good shape? An excellent excuse to feel helpless in extending any aid or care to the suffering people

Only the “professionals”, paid to handle the detailing, are making a dent in coming to aid, rescue and negotiate world headaches.

Are frequent occurrences of dislocated knee joint the result of wearing heavy shoes during acrobatic movement and dances?

Did you Grew Up in Catholic School? Is that a refresher for your memory…?

20 Signs You Grew Up in Catholic School

There is a blog post floating around Facebook these days called 20 Signs You Grew Up A Church Kid.

After 12-years of Catholic school I didn’t understand most of them.  Apparently growing up in Catholic school is just not the same as growing up a church kid. They had fun Jesus learning with Mr.Psalty, and we had just plain old nun-ification.

With the help of three of my lovely former-plaid skirted friends, I came up with my own!

Let’s get this party started. Are you ready? Cause just like your first two hour mass, it’s going to be a loooong ride.


1. You at one point compared who got the “better” ash mark on their head from Ash Wednesday. Really they all looked like splotchy finger prints, but it kept you busy at recesses comparing noggins.

colored socks

2. You feel like a rebel when you wear colored socks. Oh yeah, now that you are out, no regulation white ankle or crew socks for you! Blue! Pink! Black! The world is your stage when it comes to sock color because you know how to party.

Peace be with you

3. When someone says “peace be with you” you say “also with you” without thinking. It’s true. The years of training sunk in, and there is no letting go.

The moment a boy walks into an all-girls school...mine?mine?mine?

4. While you tell everyone that going to an all-girls school helped you focus on school and made you more intelligent, you secretly know it also made you more desperate and socially awkward. It’s sad, and pretty embarrassing, but true.

Oh there's boys! I have to give a crap what I look like!

5. You secretly miss having your clothes picked out for you 5 out of 7 days in the week. Life was easier when you were forced to wear a uniform…unless you wear a uniform for your job…then you are probably thinking  “when is my free dress day???”

Class of kids

6.  You still remember the names of 30 kids you spent 8 years with…their parents, and siblings too.  Aaaah, elementary school. Sure a couple kids came and went, but you got to know this core group well. You battled teachers, started puberty, and all sat through mass every Tuesday together. These are ties no graduation can break.

kid playing with a ball

7. You still feel like you need say your prayer before a meal really, really fast, so you can get to recess faster. Because saying the words like you had a espresso, redbull and some crack all at the same time counts as a “real prayer” when you are starving and need that pudding cup…right?


8. You were shocked after you graduated to find out there were other translations of the Bible than the New American Version. NIV! ESV! IHSYESYGGLSO! Okay, that last one isn’t a translation that I know of but there are so many options out there! If you decided to stay or go back to the Christian life after graduation you were probably met with some confusion when you went to the Christian book store and was met with the aisles of different translations.

Authors note: This originally cited (wrongly) the King James translation, which isn’t approved by the Catholic church.  I have since had some coffee, woke up a bit, and changed it. 

kids dressed up as lambs

(A special shout out the Mountain Mama Teaching blog for this photo!)

9. You’ve been dressed up like an angel, a sheep, and a shepherd at least once (but probably three) times as a child. Don’t lie. Your mother has photos.

kids singing

10. …and you had to sing. A LOT. On top of the school pageants and usual fair, you had the special church events that they used your class singing off key like some secret choir reserve force when the old ladies got sick. It was probably just a plot to actually get your parents to mass every once and a while.


11. When at any non-catholic church or the train station, your right knee automatically buckles anytime you enter a pew, and you have to stop yourself from kneeling. Again, it’s true.

Jesus holding a candy bar

12. You know how to fundraise and sell stuff like a boss. Whether you went to one of the “rich kids” Catholic schools or the “very much not rich kids” schools, either way they had you out pimping cookie dough, magazine subscriptions, wrapping paper, and coupon books every year. That pizza party just became less worth the trouble as time went on.

sign of the cross

13. Your non-Catholic friends think doing the sign of the cross is some complicated secret handshake and keep asking you to show them how to do it over and over. It really is a secret sign that makes you get the good wafers at communion. Ya know, the ones that don’t taste like cardboard.

Ghost sitting in church pew

14.  There was always some rumor about a dead saint body part, haunted room, or scary secret tradition (saying Bloody Mary into a mirror) at your church…that you totally bought. Admit it. You believed!

Teen dance in the 60's

15. You know what “leave room for the Holy Spirit means.” One foot apart with only arms touching is the only way to slow dance and keep Jesus happy.

drawing of kid confessing to a priest

16. You totally made up a sin during your first confession with a priest because you were in the first grade and didn’t understand what the heck was going on.  Your friend even said adultery, because it sounded cooler than cheating or thinking bad thoughts against your parents, and no one was smart-assy enough yet to just say murder.


17. You dreaded stations of the cross day. It was long, you had to sit in a hard pew, and most of the time you couldn’t see action or hear the person speaking. So you just sat there. For all eternity.

Nuns holding guns

18.  You have strong feelings about nuns. ‘Nuff said.

May crowning

19. You are still bitter that you were not picked to play Mary during May Crowning or Jesus in the Last Supper. Only the coolest kids, and teachers favorites got those roles. Not little old you. It’s still hurtful to talk about.

Catholic school is like combat, unless you've been there. You don't know.

20. You talk more (aka are more traumatized) about your elementary school experience than anyone else who went to public school. It’s an experience that forever changed you. There was good, there was bad, there was just odd…but in the end you survived.

***Note: Each photo is a link to the original source of the photo***

Some other posts you may be interested in:

I don’t ask why– “Many people express to me that they do not understand why God would give my child cancer or not heal him in some miracle fashion. Others try to comfort me by telling me that even though we don’t know why, God is good, and He has a plan. But here is the thing…I don’t ask why.”

5 Blogs you should be reading (other than mine) – “I love a good blog. They can be funny, informative, intelligent, inspiring, and a way to make new friends. …  I wanted to share. Because sharing is caring…unless it’s herpes.”

So homemaking is a thing (with gifs)– “We all have skills… some people have more than others. Mine are sarcasm, jumping into too many projects, and annoying my husband. But home making really is a skill. It can be developed (what I am working on) or come naturally, but it is something that takes work, and maybe even a little practice.”

Don’t forget: I’d love to chat with you on Facebook and get submissions for my guest post series!




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