Who takes polls?

I recently got a phone call from a 1-888 number. Of course I didn’t take it. Who would? On a private line, I want to know who I am talking to. If no identification shows up or I don’t know / care about the entity identified I’m not taking the call. That’s what voice mail is for. Leave me a message and I’ll get back to you.

I don’t think I’m very different from most people in this regard. Who takes phone calls from unknown callers? If you’re in some sort of business, I can understand it – otherwise? Who’s taking these calls?

There was a message or partial message on my voice mail – Angus Reid press 1 for English or something. It was a polling company. Who takes polls and surveys? Who provides information for all these – as far as I’m concerned – erroneous polls?

Can’t control who takes the survey. Bias – predisposition to a certain point of view. Volunteer Bias – people who take the survey may have a different outlook from those who don’t.

This is not the 50’s or 60’s when every phone call was perceived of as important and voice mail did not exist. This is the age of portable computers with a small phone attachment for emergencies. E-mail, texting and social media have replaced most person to person contact. I can’t believe, in this century, that people who answer every call when they don’t have to represent a rational majority of people. And if you’re forced to answer each call for business reasons, who can waste 20 minutes taking a survey?

 

Under Coverage: failing to include all the target population in the sampling frame. Substituting a convenient member of a population fro a designated member who is not readily available. Non Response: failing to obtain adequate number of responses from the chosen sample. Allowing Samples to consist entirely of volunteers, such is the case with radio and television call in polls, and the statistics cannot be trusted.

 

You’re left with lonely people, people with too much time on their hands or people desperate to have their opinion known. These segments of the population simply do not represent the view of the masses no matter how loudly they express themselves. They certainly don’t represent my views. Polling of these groups will always be skewed in weird ways. Just look at the 2016 U.S. presidential race – the polls had Hillary Clinton with a 98% chance of winning right up to the day before the election. So wrong!

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Maybe I should participate in polls and surveys  so that my views are represented – but I can’t work with the current polling systems. Polling companies have to come up with some other way of getting information or settle for a completely inaccurate world view. The majority opinion simply cannot be represented using phone polling. Just as it can no longer be represented by people who agree to a door-to-door interview. Counting social media likes and re-posts is probably a more accurate system although this also has its flaws. It is the preferred system for advertisers – where accuracy leads to financial rewards. Pollsters have to come up with better ways of determining the mood and focus of a nation or risk another debacle like the 2016 presidential election that was wrong, wrong, wrong on so many levels.

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Zombies – Alive and Well

I’ve written about zombies before but I thought the fad had faded. Apparently not. Recently a herd of zombies went through the streets of Hamburg, Germany during the G20 meeting.

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This was labelled a protest action – and while I am all in favor of protesting Globalists, I initially thought this action was inappropriate. The goal of the Globalists is to turn everyone into zombies so this zombie march seemed more of an affirmation than a protest. However, I came to learn that there was actually some depth to the action. The zombies were covered in clay when they began the march and then peeled off the clay to reveal their still intact humanity.

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This action made sense and I hope I understand the protestors’ purpose correctly. The Globalists strive to turn us into mindless, cooperative zombies and they appear to be succeeding but there is still a spark of humanity within us that can be revealed and made to shine. We don’t have to submit to the Globalist agenda – we can rise up and push away the evil intention.

I don’t know if the Globalists took note of this assertion. I hope they did and I hope it made them fearful. There are still some of us who resist the Globalist trend. Despite the pressures imposed by George Soros, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and too many others to name, some of us still strive to retain our freedom and humanity, some of us will still fight to preserve the legacy of the human spirit.

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We can’t fight with the weapons and tactics of the elite. Money and political power is in their hands. But we can put forth a spirit of defiance, we can stand strong and embrace our heritage of life and liberty. To do so we have to wake up. Each of us must make the effort to awaken to our true identity and destiny. We must wake up. Wake ourselves up any way we can. Wake ourselves up and then wake up everybody else. This is our only true defense against the zombifying agenda of the Globalists.

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Happy Summer!

This year Litha – the Summer Solstice falls on June 21st

See a full article here.

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Beltane Blessings!

Beltane or May Day is a fire festival symbolizing spiritual union and fertility.

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Live to be 100

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A lot of people are living to be over 100 years old these days so I thought I’d take a look at what might have been happening around 1917 (100 years ago) – what conditions existed at the time of their births that might have contributed to their longevity? And what does it mean for people born after that time – will we also live to a ripe old age?

The first thing to note is that the world was at war – and it was a pretty devastating global conflict. Austerity measures were a lot more severe than those experienced today. Food, medicine and basic security was in short supply. Young men everywhere were dying in the millions. About 20 million people were killed and another 20 million wounded between 1914 and 1918. Being an orphan must have been common place – certainly single parent homes were the norm.

In addition to World War I, diseases such as the Spanish Flu resulted in between 50 million and 100 million additional deaths worldwide between 1918 and 1920. For those that lived to see the year 1930, there was the experience of the Great Depression that plunged the world further into poverty. If war, disease, poverty and other deprivations didn’t kill the person, then by the time they reached early adulthood, say about 1940, the world was once again engulfed in a global war. Between 1939 and 1945, some 80 million people were killed and about the same number wounded.

It’s clear that any non-rich person born around 1915 who lived to see 1950 would have been incredibly strong, resilient, resistant to disease, and very, very lucky. Adding to their inherent biological strengths, there was far less pollution in this time frame – not a lot of cars, planes and smoke stacks. People worked outdoors mostly and ACTUALLY did physical labor. Sugar was in short supply and there were no GMOs (yes globalists, GMOs are bad for you).

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There was no TV, no cell phones, no personal computers, and people interacted with others more directly. Being self-sufficient and energetic were positive traits – no “snowflakes” in these years, at least none anyone took seriously. People got up, went to work wherever they could, fought for what they wanted and didn’t expect a free lunch from the government.  Hence, they lived a long time and most often remained productive into their 90’s.

What about people born after 1950? Will we be so lucky? Will we live to 100?

Based on current events and news reports, it seems the general population today is pretty weak and insecure compared to previous generations. Indolence and whining are common place with the youth, especially in the western world. I don’t have a lot of faith in the core strength of my generation and none in the so-called “millennials.” Unless there is some medical or technological breakthrough – a breakthrough that is accessible to the middle class – I don’t see the common person living a long and healthy life. But if we can learn something from the past and emulate at least the attitudes of our grandparents, we might see some improvement. Nothing really stops us from living to be 100 except for the weakness of our own feeble will.

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Universal Jesus

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People around the world are familiar with the life and work of Jesus Christ. He is the founder of Christianity and billions of people venerate Him as the Son of God and Savior of the World. However, Christians are not the only people who revere Him – One of the things that makes the Master Jesus unique is that several other world religions accept His ministry and even claim Him as one of their own.

The Jews, of course, acknowledge Him as a fellow Jew, a Rabbi, preacher and even a prophet who helped clarify aspects of Judaism and brought attention to the teachings of the Torah. Many Buddhists also declare that He must have been a Buddhist monk, as His teachings align quite well with Buddhist doctrines. Hindus also honor Him as one of their own spiritual teachers and tell stories of how He lived, studied and was even buried in India.

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And Islam, as stated in the Quran, sees Him as a holy prophet and teacher who lead many Muslims of His time to Allah.

Even non-religious people acknowledge that He was a good and pious man who taught many universal truths and helped shape western civilization. Nowhere is He seen as evil or a corrupting force. His teachings of love and forgiveness are respected by all.

But our Jesus is unique for another important reason – one of cosmic and universal significance. He is the only founder of a major world religion that offered up His life for the sake of humanity.

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Moses lived to a ripe old age, and was buried by God. Buddha lived a long and fruitful life and, although he appears to have been accidentally poisoned, did not die a sacrificial death in any sense. Krishna and other Hindu deities are somewhat immortal and so cannot be said to have died at all. And Mohammed, though he might have been murdered, died an old man without offering himself up as a sacrifice for the world.

No, only our Jesus has the cosmic distinction of dying for the salvation of the world. His resurrection is a sign of our own potential for eternal life. And Jesus continues as Defender of the Human Race against the forces of evil and death.

We celebrate Easter in commemoration of His life, sacrificial death and resurrection and the promise that, through Him, all humanity can have eternal life.

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Why I Voted for Donald Trump

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OK, I actually didn’t vote for Donald Trump because I don’t live in the U.S. But I would have for one important reason: he took a stand against Globalism.

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It isn’t a powerful stand, and there is no chance he will stop the Globalist agenda – but at least he took a stand. None of the 16 republicans that ran against him were opposed to Globalism and Clinton and Obama are the poster children for the Globalist movement – but Trump did voice his disapproval of the Globalist agenda and if you’ve read the novel 1984 you know where Globalism leads.

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Globalism is basically Socialism on steroids. A Marxist/Globalist paradise would consist of everyone in the world living and working together on a farm/collective that is OWNED by the State – a State controlled by elitists like George Soros and the late, unlamented David Rockefeller.

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The Elites would dole out rewards and punishments to people based on their interpretation of what is good for the State. It would be a world not based on merit but on influence and “pull” – if you are in good with the Elite you get what you want – if not, you don’t. The motto “From each according to his ability and to each according to his need,” as twisted as that statement is already, would be twisted even further based solely on the whims of the Elite and their sense of what is “good.” It would be like a medieval feudal state where the serfs work the land for the pleasure of the lords in their castles. Globalism, in fact, is a cyber-enhanced, more malignant and farther reaching version of feudalism.

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Unfortunately, Globalism seems to be inevitable. President Trump might be delaying the ultimate rise of the Global State, but he is not stopping it completely. To really attack Globalism you have to confront head on the banking cartels and plutocratic elites in organizations like the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, the Club of Rome, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group and related sinister networks. He’s not doing that, not so-far, but the wall of Nationalism and Populism that he is building is, at least, a temporary obstacle to the advance of the New World Order – and that’s worth supporting and voting for.

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Hopefully other leaders in Europe and the rest of the world will pick up this agenda and maybe the next U.S. president will continue the effort to curb Globalism and keep the world free of feudal servitude. Hopefully.

Maybe I’m alone in this but I do not want a One World Government – I don’t trust that prospect. I don’t want someone like Angela Merkel or Justin Trudeau managing the world.

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I don’t even want someone like Donald Trump doing it! Fortunately, Trump doesn’t want to be President of the World – he’s fine with being President of the United States and that’s another good reason to have voted for him.

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What can an ordinary person do to stop the advance of Globalism? Wake up! Wake yourself up anyway you can. Wake up and then wake up everyone else. This is our only personal defense against the forces that wish to enslave us.

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Imbolc Blessings

Imbolc or Candlemas is a celebration of light.

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Rough Beast

I was set to write a post about New Year’s resolutions – but lately I’ve had this old poem running through my head so I thought I would present that to you instead. 

This is a poem written by William Butler Yeats in 1919 – shortly after World War I – a war that devastated the planet and, arguably, changed the way humans perceive each other and the world. The poem is old but given everything that is happening today it still feels fresh and relevant.

THE SECOND COMING
 
Turning and turning in the widening gyre   
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst   
Are full of passionate intensity.
 
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Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.   
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out   
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert   
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,   
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,   
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it   
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.   
 
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The darkness drops again; but now I know   
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,   
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,   
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
 
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A little depressing to be sure. Its the kind of imagery that makes us think. This time in history – this time in our lives – is the perfect time to do one thing: Wake up! 
 
I say it often and it needs to be done. If we are to generate a future of peace and good will, we must commit to an awakening. 
 
Wake up! Wake up any way you can. Wake yourself up and then wake up everybody else. Together we can transform whatever rough beast bursts upon our consciousness into a guardian and protector of our spiritual light.
 
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Happy New Year 2017

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