DIY: Mummy Mason Jars

How adorable are these? And they are super easy to make yourself! Start by spray painting the jars metallic gold (I would have chosen white). Any type of jar will work. Allow to dry overnight; maybe give a second coat. Allow to completely dry.  Wrap rubber bands around the jar. Make sure to leave a larger opening for the eyes.

Spray paint with black paint…let dry.

Remove rubber bands and touch up if desired.

Add white dots for eyes. Let dry…add pupils. Viola!

From: it all started with paint website.

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  1. Entire Article @ ReclaimTheNet: “At the Authenticate 2022 event, Mastercard SVP of Digital Identity Sarah Clark detailed the company’s digital ID plans. Clark detailed Mastercard’s plans for a digital ID network at a presentation on “Use of FIDO in a Reusable Digital Identity Network.”

    The network is aimed at individuals who already have a government-issued ID. Mastercard plans to create a network through which digital IDs can be reused online, for in-person interactions, through calls and other channels.

    The company claims that the network is fully operational in two markets and active in seven markets across the globe. The company has launched a digital identity in Brazil and helped the Australian government develop the TDIF, a framework for the development of digital identity services.

    According to Clark, there are opportunities for digital ID systems because of the poor user experiences most people have with traditional ID systems. She also claimed that digital ID could help combat cyber fraud.

    The system, called “ID,” does not require a password; it uses biometrics. The user owns their own digital ID, making it decentralized, store it on their smartphone, and only show it to a party that has requested it.

    The system also uses standards provided by the FIDO Alliance, an organization focused on providing authentication measures that do not rely on passwords. FIDO provides Mastercard with, among other things, more efficient biometric authentication.

    Mastercard will add more verification methods other than facial biometrics. The company is also looking to develop web wallets and other services to make online transactions easier.”

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  2. The Bee:

    U.S. — In its latest bid to promote homeschooling, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to recommend the COVID vaccine be given as part of routine yearly immunizations for all schoolchildren. The vaccine, which has proved ineffective in preventing transmission of COVID, may soon be spreading uncommon side effects among children as early as this spring.

    According to sources, many CDC members have been inspired to remove their own kids from the school system and wish to make the decision easier for parents across the country. “Public schools have obviously failed our society,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. “I mean, have you seen the people responsible for public schools? I’ve met them. They’re imbeciles — and believe me — I know a thing or two about imbeciles.”

    President Biden is reportedly conflicted on whether or not to support the recommendation. “Kids need the government to be in their lives, Jack. I don’t want to risk losing them over a jab. But on the other hand, I sure love jabbing kids! It’s a tough rattlefrusher mobek. Applesauce. Not a joke!”

    At publishing time, parents across the nation thanked the CDC for managing to somehow make public schools even less attractive.

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — The coveted Pennsylvania Senate race is now a toss-up as Mehmet Oz is now running neck and neck and neck with John Fetterman. Fetterman’s lead has dwindled days ahead of the midterms as he found himself neck-deep in concerns about his health.

    “Mr. Fetterman is unconcerned with this unusual growth,” said Fetterman’s campaign manager referring to Mehmet Oz’s rising poll numbers and nothing else. “We’ve dealt with concerning bumps like this before. While polls make it appear Oz is breathing down Fetterman’s neck, our hunch is that it’s a temporary growth and nothing more.”

    Mehmet Oz disagreed with his opponent’s diagnosis of the latest poll numbers, saying, “I’ll even stick my neck out and claim I have this race in the bag. The great people of Pennsylvania have had enough of Democratic leadership’s malignant corruption, and they want someone like me to excise it.”

    While it’s true Oz’s popularity has swelled leading up to voting day, John Fetterman is still campaigning at a neck-breaking pace, hoping to win over a new lump of voters which could lead to a protuberant victory.

    LONDON — Feminists worldwide touted another feather in their caps today as Liz Truss’s resignation meant the all-time record for the shortest term by a UK Prime Minister is now held by a woman.

    “This is just the latest domino to fall in our ongoing fight against the global patriarchy,” said Jill Jakenhaal (she/her), chairperson of the London chapter of Women Against Everything. “We can now be proud that the fastest failure by a Prime Minister was accomplished not by a man — by a woman! Take that, male oppressors!”

    Celebrations for Truss’s embarrassing place in history were already underway, with parades full of women in pink knit hats being planned for the coming days in major cities around the world. Witnesses to the celebrations in the streets were somewhat confused, however. “Doesn’t this kind of highlight a woman totally crashing and burning in a leadership position?” asked bystander Paul Bridgewater. “I don’t know that holding the record for earliest resignation is something to boast about.”

    “You’re just jealous!” Jakenhaal shouted back to Bridgewater. “You men want to have everything to yourself and keep everyone else out. Well, not anymore! We’re going to put the names of women in the record books for everything — worst leaders, lowest test scores, everything!”

    At publishing time, feminists were already anticipating the grand men-hating celebrations that would surely be held to commemorate Jill Biden cementing her place in history as Most Underachieving First Lady.

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  3. Entire Article @ Brownstone:

    “It’s coming up in a fortnight. For many people, all their hopes rest on the outcome. I get it because these seem like very dark times. We cannot live without hope. But we also need realism. The problems are deep, pervasive, scandalously entrenched.

    Many people won financially and in terms of power from lockdowns and have no intention either to apologize or give up their gains. What’s more, for that to have happened to this great country – and many great counties – indicates something far more pernicious than a policy error or an ideological mistake.

    The fix is going to require vast change. Tragically, the elected politicians may be the least likely to push for such a change. This is due to what we call the “Deep State” but there ought to be another name. It is rather obvious now that we are dealing with a beast that includes media, technology, nonprofits, and multinational and international government agencies and all the groups they represent.

    That said, let’s deal here with the most obvious problem: the administrative state.

    The plot of every episode of Yes, Minister – a British sitcom that aired in the early 1980s – is pretty much the same. The appointed Minister of the Department of Administrative Affairs waltzes in with a grand and idealistic statement left over from his political campaigns. The permanent secretary who serves him responds affirmatively and then cautions that there might be other considerations to take into account.

    The rest follows like clockwork. The other considerations unfold as inevitable or manufactured behind the scenes. For reasons mostly having to do with career concerns – staying out of trouble, advancing through the ranks or avoiding fall down them, pleasing some special interest, obeying the Prime Minister whom we never see, or coming across well in the media – he backs down and reverses his view. It ends as it begins: the permanent secretary gets his way.

    The lesson one gains from this hilarious series is that the elected politicians are outnumbered and outwitted on all sides, only pretending to be in charge when in fact the actual affairs of state are managed by experienced professionals with permanent positions. They all know each other. They have mastered the game. They have all the institutional knowledge.

    The politicians, on the other hand, are skilled at what they actually do, which is win elections and advance their careers. Their supposed principles are just the veneer put on to please the public.

    What makes the series especially painful is that viewers can’t help but put themselves in the position of the Minister of the Department of Administrative Affairs. How would we have done things differently? And if we had, would we have survived? Those are hard questions because the answer is not obvious at all. It seems like the fix is in.

    Now, to be sure, in this series all of the players have elements of charm. We laugh at the bureaucracy and their ways. We are delighted by the oddly emerging lack of scruples by the politician. In the end, however, the system seems to work more or less. Maybe this is just how things are supposed to be. It was ever thus and must always be.

    Anyone can be forgiven for believing that just a few years ago. But then the last three years happened. The rule by the administrative bureaucracy in every country became highly personal when our churches were closed, the businesses were shut down, we could not travel, we could not go to gyms or theaters, and then they came after every arm insisting that we accept a shot we did not want and most people did not need.

    The laughter of the sort Yes, Minister inspired is over. There is far more at stake. But just as the stakes are high, so too the problem of implementing a solution – representative democracy as a means to reobtain liberty itself – is also exceedingly difficult.

    All new politicians come in with ideals, just like the Minister in the show. In a matter of weeks, days, or even hours, they are confronted with reality. They need a staff, an experienced staff. Otherwise, they cannot even begin to manage the legislative process or participate in it. They have a massive schedule to keep and this becomes their job rather than enacting change.

    Indeed, the entire system seems rigged against change. It starts with the permanent staff on Capitol Hill. It’s a tribe. They move from office to office. They all know each other and also the permanent staff of the bureaucracies who serve the Congress, and they in turn have close relations with the permanent staff of the executive bureaucracies, who in turn have close relationships with the media and the corporate executives lobbying the Congressperson. The naive people, no matter how well intended, are quickly surrounded.

    This is essentially what happened to Trump. He figured that as president, he would be like a CEO, not just of all of government but the whole country. Within months, he was shown otherwise. A few months later, he pretty much gave up dealing with Congress. The bureaucracy was off limits. He was being hammered constantly by the media. This is why he very soon resorted to executive orders and the trade power: here he could actually have influence.

    It’s shocking that no one seemed to have prepared him for the job. It is always this way, and by intention. It will be this way for all the new Republicans who take office in January 2023 at all levels of government. They will arrive completely unprepared for the task and already set up to fail even at the things they aspire to do that might otherwise be good. It will be a massive uphill climb even as they are being savaged by the media and taught the ways of government by the permanent staff at all levels.

    I’m unaware of any training program that alerts them to the dangers they will face if they really seek change. And even if they are aware, it’s not clear what they can do. This is precisely why there needs to be a focus as never before on the problem of the administrative state. It has to be penetrated and taken apart piece by piece. That will involve not only constant investigations but also courageous bills that seek not cuts but full-on defunding of whole agencies one after another. That’s what it will require to make genuine change.

    What’s more, there might only be one chance to do this before it is truly too late. My current read on the situation is that the GOP is not ready for the job. Recall that there was a red wave in 1994 too and essentially nothing good came of it. It was a massive and devastating disappointment.

    That cannot be allowed to happen again. In the end, what’s more powerful than political changes and even election upheavals, which too often fail through subversion, are dramatic shifts in public opinion. Every institution ultimately bends to that, which is why research, education, great journalism, and competent media outlets, plus friendship networks and community organizing, might actually be more foundational than elections. All of this has begun and it is growing. Therein lies the real hope.

    Otherwise, the red wave might end up as nothing more than another episode of Yes, Minister.”

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  4. Entire Article @ Fox: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis drew a line in the sand Thursday, telling reporters he is against mandatory COVID-19 vaccine shots for children.

    On Wednesday, a panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to add the vaccine to the recommended Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. It would not make the shots mandatory.

    “As long as I’m kicking and screaming, there will be no COVID shot mandates for your kids,” DeSantis said during a speech to announce an executive order to provide property tax relief for residents impacted by Hurricane Ian. “That is your decision to make as a parent.”

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday pushed back against a CDC recommendation that the COVID-19 vaccine be added to the agency’s recommended childhood schedule. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    The governor said his office has received questions about the CDC adding the vaccine and schools potentially mandating students be vaccinated against COVID-19. “I get a kick out of it when people kind of compare it to (measles, mumps and rubella shots) and things that have been around for decades and decades,” he said. “Parents, by and large, most parents in Florida have opted against doing these booster shots, particularly for young kids.”

    “These are new shots,” he said, adding that Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has not recommended the booster shots for children. “Basically, his reason for that is there’s not been a proven benefit for that.”

    Ladapo tweeted about the CDC panel a day before the vote, saying nothing would change in Florida, whatever the result. “Regardless of what @CDCgov votes tomorrow on whether COVID-19 vax are added to routine child immunizations – nothing changes in FL,” he wrote Tuesday. “Thanks to @GovRonDeSantis, COVID mandates are NOT allowed in FL, NOT pushed into schools, & I continue to recommend against them for healthy kids.”

    Meanwhile, medical experts have pushed back on Ladapo’s stance on vaccines, according to Politico. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday also shared his opposition to mandatory vaccine requirements for children.

    “As long as I am Governor of Missouri, I will do everything under my authority to never let the federal government mandate COVID vaccines in our schools,” he tweeted.”

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  5. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.


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