Just before 9 AM every seat is taken except for one at the counter. Gilberto turns from the grill when I sit down. “You beat the rush.” I nod with a smile.
Saturday morning. I’m sitting at the counter of a local diner. Across from me is a grill heaped up in the back with a pile of steaming potatoes. Two Hispanics work the orders on the front of the grill. Eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, plating. Eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, plating.
I order my usual. Before Elena hands him the food order, Gilberto has already started the eggs sausage and potatoes.
Today the diner’s owner Gilberto is one of the guys working the grill. His son David manages the tables and the Hispanic waitstaff of four. Gilberto is training his son to take over the restaurant. I know this, as Gilberto and I have talked when he’s had a moment’s break from the grill.
Gilberto works six days a week keeping the 7 AM to 2 PM diner going. He purchased the grill a few years ago from the previous owner and has since put in countless hours to make his enterprise work. And now he wants to have another day off. So, he’s training the cook working beside him as he had trained his son before him.
Just now I catch his tired eyes looking off somewhere. At a daydream perhaps. Perhaps he’s thinking of life outside the restaurant. Or, of something else he has to do before he goes home.
Three families arrive. Gilberto turns back to the grill. People need to be fed and tables turned. Employees need to be trained and paid. Work needs to be done. Gilberto thrives on that.
“[Work] is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”
Stud Terkel, Working
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Right before our eyes, America is losing that ability to sustain the complex systems that are the markers of modern civilization. Even more appalling, this transformation is a choice.
America Lost the Hardworking Men Who Held Her Together, and Now She’s Crumbling – Revolver News
America Is Trying to Electrify. There Aren’t Enough Electricians. – WSJ
It’s the work:
Mike Rowe explains why more workers are ‘quietly quitting’.
I’d rather watch Dirty Jobs than play video games, watch movies and waste my time on social media. I’ve done dirty jobs. And I’ve done alright. There is something rewarding and holistic about getting your hands dirty doing things that need to get done and working with people who do the same. Some people wouldn’t understand.
Some think manual labor is beneath them – they’d get their hands dirty, and besides, they were meant for greater things. Some think a degree ups their pay grade and attitude. It is elites like these who run our country and sneer in the direction of the dirty-hands worker while basing all their reckless spending on the full faith and credit of such hard-working Americans.
Did school teach you what you do for a living? It didn’t for me.
“… schooling isn’t paying off the dividends the school counselors promised. Do yourself a favor and start asking people if school taught them what they do for a living. Many will attest they learned most of what they know and do outside the classroom. Our instructors desperately want us to believe that learning happens in school, but for most the current industrial (or is it now post-industrial?) model of “schooling” is the impediment to exploration and true learning. Yet we pursue the lie, . . .
Examine today’s heroes and ponder if their schooling taught them how to rebel, invent, podcast, lead, write, speak, or any other of their myriad accomplishments, as they attempt to thwart the globalist’s plot of world destruction. The elites need children in school, where they are trained to obey.”
-Sam Sorbo, guest author – Defending the Dream – by Robert W Malone MD, MS (substack.com)
Home education – Underground Education (samsorbo.com)
FAUCI COVERUP… – CITIZEN FREE PRESS
Are We Medicating Millions of ADHD Children without Scientific Justification? (substack.com)
My recommendation is to discuss this with your doctor or seek a specialist in holistic or naturopathic medicine who is experienced with the safety profile of nattokinase in a range of applications. -Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
Dissolution of Spike Protein by Nattokinase (substack.com)
Dr Robert Malone – mRNA Vaccines, Pfizer & 5th Generation Warfare – London Real
The Big Logic – The Absolute Best Collection of COVID Videos Clips
EXCLUSIVE: Whatever happened to Pfizer’s covid vaccine trial in pregnant women? (substack.com)
12ft | The Mask Mandates Did Nothing. Will Any Lessons Be Learned? – DNyuz
New York Times readers confront the manifest failure of masks to do anything, cope and seethe (eugyppius.com)
NFL Star Byron Jones Abruptly Retires at 30 (resistthemainstream.com)
A SafeBlood Donation Foundation Seeks To Provide Unvaccinated Blood To Needy Patients – National File
FDA Reveals Rare, Possibly Fatal Neurological Disorder Is A “Potential Risk” With New Pfizer Vaccine | The Gateway Pundit
What if the largest experiment on human beings in history is a failure? (substack.com)
The Declaration of Helsinki – by Robert W Malone MD, MS (substack.com)
Pfizer and the regulators had data by June 2021 showing a serious safety signal for miscarriage. They not only ignored it but suppressed access to the documents. -Dr. Ah Kahn Syed
The miscarriage of medicine – by Dr Ah Kahn Syed (substack.com)
Availability of Airline Pilots, the Covid Shot and, the Mandate
AMERICA – WE HAVE A PROBLEM – by Robert W Malone MD, MS (substack.com)
Worldwide COVID litigation lawyer directory (substack.com)
SARS- CoV-WIV – by Robert W Malone MD, MS (substack.com)
Far and away the most common question I get from those who took one of the COVID-19 vaccines is: “how do I get this out of my body.
Dr. Peter McCullough On “The Holy Grail Of COVID-19 Vaccine Detoxification” | The Gateway Pundit
why eliminating the FDA and CDC would probably make the public safer (substack.com)
Biden the Destroyer:
Consequences of crime under Democrats . . .
Retail Collapse: Over 800 Big Stores Set to Close Due to Inflation, Crime, Interest Rates | The Gateway Pundit
Equity” is a Neo-Marxist euphemism for resource redistribution to favored racial and ethnic groups. Equity isn’t equality; its meaning and use are deliberately inverted to mislead the gullible and ignorant public.
12ft | Biden Administration’s New Equity Atlas: An Unconstitutional Equity Redistribution Scheme – American Thinker
BIDEN ECONOMY: Record US Credit Card Debt Nearly $1 Trillion as Americans Struggle to Survive Under Joe Biden | The Gateway Pundit
Biden’s Insane Foreign Policy Actions Drove China and Russia Together – Now the World Is Facing WWIII | The Gateway Pundit
Climate Change Religion = Big Brother Authoritarianism:
12 Year Old Girl Destroys The Climate Change Narrative Of 15 Minute Cities (odysee.com)
Too Much of a Good Thing: Pronatalism Is Killing the Earth | Opinion (msn.com)
Now comes Nandita Bajaj advocating to “save the planet” with fewer life forms. Imagine living a childless life because some climate clown said it would save Mother Earth.
In the end, alarmism about population decline is a distraction from the real crisis demanding attention: the human enterprise in overshoot, overwhelming the natural systems that enable life on Earth. Norms need to shift so that having fewer or no children is understood as a legitimate, positive choice and lower fertility is recognized as a path to a positive future.
When I Covered Climate Change for Reuters I Thought CO2 Was Certainly to Blame for Rising Temperatures. I Was Wrong – The Daily Sceptic
Support SB 480 – Prohibits a physician or other practitioner from knowingly providing gender transition procedures to an individual who is less than 18 years of age (minor) that are intended to alter the gender of the minor or delay puberty.
SB4 (egregious spending and bureaucracy): “We are disappointed to report that SB4, the expansion of public health bill, passed out of the Senate today 41-7. The bill will now move over to the House for consideration, where we have been working with representatives to prepare amendments to improve the bill or ultimately, defeat it.”
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Prohibits the Indiana public retirement system from investing in certain restricted entities or restricted investment products, including particular investments publicly confirmed to be controlled by the People’s Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party.
Senate Bill 268 – Prohibited pension system investments – Indiana General Assembly, 2023 Session
Indiana Governor’s Public Health Commission | Stand for Health Freedomhttps://odysee.com/@standforhealthfreedom:0/indianatestimony:d
State Bills to Support or Oppose (substack.com)
Another Democrat & DEI disaster . . .
It’s Worse Than First Reported – Illinois Has 930 Schools Where Only 1 in 10 Children Can Do Math at Grade Level | The Gateway Pundit
Report reveals there are no students proficient in either math or reading at 60 Illinois schools | Daily Mail Online
Democrats Want All-Gender Restrooms in Illinois? (illinoisfamily.org)
Chicago polls close leaving Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s future at risk amid soring crime | Daily Mail Online
Why Woke Nihilism Destroyed California (substack.com)
Nigeria: Rise of new populist leader has World Economic Forum sweating… – Revolver News
A very dark digital currency experiment is under way in Nigeria, with deadly consequences… – Revolver News
Meltdown in La La Land… CRT/DEI paradise South Africa on the brink… – Revolver News
Zelensky threatens unsupportive Americans — RT World News
Nothing equitable here. Just more pandering for votes like Black History Month, Gay Pride Month and (soon?) Audit Whitey Month: