Secret weapon: “Release the fire ants!”
And if we took the 150 billion we gave to Iran under Obama, we could have built the wall ten times over.
Many cults use sex as a lure. I forget the name of one of them, but they told their girls and women they should me “hookers for Jesus” to entice men and boys into the “group”. I think 60 Minutes did a story on that one quite a while back. This is not the Christian group Hookers for Jesus a former sex worker started to try and get women out of prostitution. This was back in I believe the seventies and it was very cultish. Women and girls were to perform any sex act to entice males and to keep them in the cult. Girls as young as twelve. Hari Krishnas and Moonies were all over the streets back then, wearing their sheets and smelling like they needed a shower, and badly. People passing out all sorts of religious tract booklets. Jesus Freaks, they were called. The mid sixties through the seventies was a strange time. Free love, etc.
My Aunt in the nursing home had a bit of dementia. When I’d visit weekly she’d ask me what kind of jet could get to Hawaii nonstop. I told her a jumbo airliner. She asked how much they cost. I told her tricked out about 400 – 600 million dollars.
“That’s okay, I have that much in my account” (at the nursing home). “If I buy it will you fly me to Hawaii?”
I told her if she bought it, I’d fly it, then I had to tell her what an authentic luau was like. Then I’d tell her about Hawaii as I saw it last in the late seventies. She ate it up like popcorn. The next time I’d see her it would be a different fantasy. I’d just play along. Whatever made her happy. She remembered the places I’d been in the service, which amazed me. I told her about local food, customs and what beer was like in Germany compared to in the USA. Her late husband and my father had both served in Korea during the war and I had served there in the seventies. She remembered that but forgot she was in a nursing home. I’d take her for rides or out to eat until it was to the point she could not ride in a car anymore. What did she want to eat? Fast food, usually. Anything but what they served in the nursing home. I’d bring her homemade cookies and things. Doc said to let her eat what she wanted. Her blood sugar was okay and keeping weight on her was the problem, not keeping it off. Dairy Queen was a favorite stop and I’d bring her some soft serve in a cup when she was too frail to ride.
Don’t argue with the demented. Let them live their fantasies. If they’re happy, so much the better. Why take joy from their lives? If they are gently demented as was my aunt, play along as you would with a child. You’re there to check on them and make them feel better, not worse. I’d stop in a few times a week. When staff knows a patient has very regular visitors from family and that family cares, the resident gets better treatment.
Didn’t Arlo and Janis buy that sailboat? What’s happened to it? Docking fees and maintenance and all are pricey.
I don’t want the money. It will come to roost upon my grandson’s head when the tax bills come due. Trillions of dollars do not grow on trees. You can print them up, but pretty soon you have hyperinflation as happened in Germany in the late 1920’s when at one time a US dollar was worth over four TRILLION D-Marks.
The result? The Weimar Republic crashed and we got Hitler. And don’t think it can’t happen again.
Actually it is lefty Brown people who are segregating themselves. Setting up “non White’s only” areas.
No. Landmines and a few snipers. Let them stay where they are and solve their own problems. We had to do it against the foremost empire of our times and their Indian allies which were unspeakably fiendish torturers of prisoners.
Wait until the Mexican cartels begin beheading and limb-chopping people on US soil as they are doing in Mexico right now.
I’m not surprised some people believe it all, but then, people have been convinced to commit ritual suicide so they could ride to paradise on the Hale-Bopp comet. They also believe they’ll get rich selling Amway or Tupperware in multi-level marketing. No accounting for the gullibility of some people. They are, however a tiny minority and not worth paying any attention to them. People even believe the paper surgical masks will protect them when it says right on the package that it will not protect them against Covid-19.
I doubt thinking people pay any attention to Q-Anon. Not even hard core conservatives. They may occasionally have a nugget of truth in their blather but it is so deeply hidden under BS that it’s almost impossible to ferret it out. They are the hard right’s answer to Antifa, except not nearly as violent.