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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Did You Know?!


That the Federal Reserve Bank is privately owned? It is not our national bank?

I didn't understand this until a few years ago. 

If you search online, you will find a lot of articles about how its regulated by congress etc, but ultimately these are who own it.

Rothschild Bank of London
Warburg Bank of Hamburg
Rothschild Bank of Berlin
Lehman Brothers of New York
Lazard Brothers of Paris
Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York
Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy
Goldman, Sachs of New York
Warburg Bank of Amsterdam
Chase Manhattan Bank of New York
(Reference 14, P. 13, Reference 12, P. 152)

I've not researched who owns these banks, but the name Rothschild comes up a lot. You can read an interesting article {here}. 

The Fed is a central bank and there is one in nearly every country in the world. You can see a wikipedia page {here}. The only difference is that Russia is on the wiki page but they took over the central bank in their country a few years ago.

Here in the US the Fed chair and board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the senate.

We've had a central bank three times in our nations history. The first ones charter expired and wasn't renewed. The second one was ended by Andrew Jackson, and the third one came in in 1913 under Wilson.

There have been three presidents who have tried to end the Fed, only one succeeded.

Here is an interesting paragraph from the article linked above - 

"Presidents Lincoln, Jackson, and Kennedy tried to stop this family of bankers by printing U.S. dollars without charging the taxpayers interest (Reference 4). Today, if the government runs a deficit, the FED prints dollars through the U.S. Treasury, buys the debt, and the dollars are circulated into the economy. In 1992, taxpayers paid the FED banking system $286 billion in interest on debt the FED purchased by printing money virtually cost free (Reference 12, P. 265). Forty percent of our personal federal income taxes goes to pay this interest. The FED's books are not open to the public. Congress has yet to audit it. Congressman Wright Patman was Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency for 40 years. For 20 of those years, he introduced legislation to repeal the Federal Reserve Banking Act of 1913."

Basically the Fed uses the treasury to print money, and then the US buys it and has to pay it back with interest. 

So when congress votes to send a billion dollars to Ukraine, for example, the money is printed (or digitally sent) and we are charged for the billion plus interest.

No congress yet has voted to audit the Federal Reserve Bank. 

The Fed system can usually last about 50 years, then it begins to fail. Most often the central bankers who control the central banks, which are in nearly every country, get a war started. 

This latest iteration of the central bank has been failing for years now, and without a war, we can now see it failing. In the past they could just blame it on a war, and develop a new way of doing things.

In the 1970's Nixon took us off the gold standard, due to 'speculators' in the market, but we never went back to the gold standard. Our money is not backed by anything. It is a fiat currency.

In the past they were Gold certificates or Silver certificates showing that there was gold or silver to back up the paper money.

Many think this is a conspiracy theory, but did you know the phrase conspiracy theory was coined by the c i a to deal with people who were opposed to the official narrative on JFK's death? 

Over the years that phrase has been used to denigrate people and make them seem like they are crazy. However, many 'conspiracy theories' have turned out to be true. These past several years have born that out.

If you search on G**gle it will show you that this 'theory' is a conspiracy, by qanon. However if you use Ecosia search engine you'll see some other articles come up.

The Fed is failing now, our economy is headed to a depression. I hope we are able to get rid of the Fed system once again. We are in for a bumpy ride. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

In Praise Of Small Houses - Kitchen

 The hardest working room in our home is our kitchen. It is open to the living room, and while that has draw backs, it has allowed us to have a lot of room when we host people.

Here is what our kitchen looked like in the early years of living here. We replaced all the cabinets when we moved in, and bought a new fridge. 

With our big Farmhouse table Tim built, we sometimes had it this way, then I'd change it to the other way.

In 21 years I have made a lot of meals in this house!

One day I finally got the courage to paint my cabinets and have never regretted it!

As you can tell from these photos, I also move things around. I'm always trying to find a good working situation for the way we live in our house at different times. 

The needs we had when we had 6 kids living here, is different than now when we have one kid (he's 17) full time, one kid (she's 20) part time, and my parents living here, too!

We've also replaced all the appliances over the years. And I've changed out my chandelier three times. Once with a $5 yard sale find that I painted black, and the current one I got for $50 on marketplace and used rub n buff and some new crystals to get good sparkle!

Here is my kitchen this morning. Tim's work stuff on the table, fruit drying on the counter. Real life living in my kitchen.

I'm thankful for this space, and if we ever do the addition, and move the kitchen I will be grateful to have a bit more room for living space. And you see the window and cabinets there? That would be where our dining table goes. Lots of thinking, praying, and planning going on here.

Do you live in a small house? What is your favorite room in your house?

Monday, August 29, 2022



I had an amazing weekend. It was full of outings and adventures.

Friday, I went to tea with my Mom and our friends Jen and Ruth. Whenever Ruth is visiting (she is Jen's mother in law) we always get together for tea. We had a delightful time.

When we got home, I had a text from another friend who was off work early and wondering if I wanted to met up for an iced tea and chat. Of course I did, so I headed out again and had a really good time with this long time friend. We homeschooled together and our kids were great friends, too. I was happy to have this precious time together.

On Saturday Rachel called and wondered if my mom and I wanted to go to a neat local store called Blue Gate Pickins, that is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. I did, but mom passed. 

I found a really cool table for the end of the hallway, that I'll show you when I get it arranged like I want it. This table is just right and was only $10! I also got a free brass floor lamp that I am going to repaint.

We then went to Strasburg, and wandered around an antique store I like, she popped into a consignment shop, then we grabbed some lunch at a neat cafe called Hudson Botanical. 

Their food was really delicious, and they have a lot of great plants which are also for sale.

Wes came over after work, and Tim, Kyle, Wes, Rachel, and I all got into the pool.  It was a beautiful day for a swim, and with the deck I am able to better access the pool!

If you look carefully, you can see that Tim and Kyle are under the water so that you can't see them! Lol!

Kyle didn't want me to take his picture so all I got was his feet!

Tim put solar lights onto the posts on the deck and they look really great!

Today, after church, we got some lunch out at a local place, then the kids and I came home and Tim went with Wes to look at their building. The tenant recently moved out, and Wes wanted Tim's opinion on some work that will need to be done. The kids were occupied so I took a bit of a nap in my chair, and when Tim got back he napped, too. 

After that, he and I got in the pool with Kamryn and Klaire. That was fun.

After the girls went home, we chatted for a while, then Sarah got home from a few days in upstate New York with friends of our family. We have about 10 more days before she leaves for school.

Tomorrow, we have school, Kyle and I will go get groceries, and then Wes and Rachel are having friends here for a swim and dinner. Hot dogs on the grill are on the menu for tomorrow. Easy peasy.

I hope you are all well. I trust you are leaning into the Lord in these challenging times. We must stand for truth and speak it in love. We must pray and ask the Lord to give 'sight' to those who cannot 'see' what is happening. Some can't see and some refuse to see. That's sad.

We've been given the gift to see what's happening while it is happening. We don't have to wait to see in hindsight. 

I appreciate you all. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Information Friday


My ficus tree loves summers out on the deck!

Today's information will be a lot about what's going on with the radical left trying to keep DJT from being able to run for president again! That's mostly what this is all about including the J6 committee.


Trump endorsements are still going strong!

This woman was all over tv during the "pandemic" and wanting stronger lockdowns, more restrictions, mandatory jabs for all! She was a proponent for making life very hard for those who didn't want the jab. Now, she has seen the detriment it has been to her own child and is speaking out about it.

Fauci may be resigning but he is still going to be investigated! I also would be paying attention to what they try to do before he leaves his position. They are good at doing things under the  radar!

Bid*n and the left are a disaster! They want to destroy us.

Thankful for those who are speaking out.

The people of our nation are angry. Most will not be violent about it, that's the lefts kind of work. But we will do things like speak out, peacefully protest, and take out awesome ads in our state newspaper to troll a senator!

We have a lot of rinos in Pennsylvania, but at least some are paying attention.

Do you remember when Trump spoke at the UN and warned Germany that they were too dependent on Russia for oil? They laughed at him!

I'll leave you with these.

Have a great weekend!


  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday, doing things around the house, and then we swam. Kyle and Sarah left after that...