A run STOP sign sent one person to hospital in critical and two other in serious condition!

Emergency crews airlift two motorists involved in rollover crash

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper, right, and Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy investigate a truck involved in a rollover crash the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at the intersection of North Elkcam Boulevard and West Hampshire Boulevard in Citrus Springs, where two involved motorists had to be airlifted for treatment.


London Reel which has been fighting Censorship since 2011 continues it’s vigilance in getting the truth out to all. World Health Organization (WHO) Faucci and the hierarchy of WHO realized that they had an opportunity for untold wealth in the same manner the military-industrial complex has in selling all futurist and modern weapons that promote war around the world, keeping the newest discoveries for ourselves to make war antiseptic and not to be feared by us. The path that exists reminds one of the original Star Trek series, when the the Starship Enterprise visited a solar system where war had become so accepted that it had become a game of sorts, where rather than destroy their cities and metropolitan areas computers would tell the citizens where war strikes had occurred and the people who lived in those sections would report to extermination camps where they would be disintegrated (killed) without any damage ever occurring to the buildings, cities and towns. The ultimate sanitizing of warfare, but as Capt. Kirk had said then, war should be something to be feared and avoided at all costs, a last resort. Our path for the last 75 years has been down the path that should have been avoided, we’ve made war antiseptic, we see no more body bags of our men and women by the thousands coming home every week in the news, we rather fight among  ourselves over issues we never had any control over to begin with, as we unwittingly go down the primrose path of self destruction oblivious to the puppet masters.

PlandemicIndoctornation720p from Lyndon Farrington on Vimeo.

This Video threatens the Multi Trillion dollar corporations download if you know how, remember you can slide the play button to skip portions. 4:15 minute mark starts the gist of the video.

Citrus Chronicle Debate that NEVER WAS!

Citrus County Chronicle put on a Debate Between the Candidates at the Key Training Center TV Channel 49 WYKE on June 19 2007. It was called "Live Mike" but it was neither Live nor was it ever seen and it was never reported on in the Citrus County Chronicle newspaper. It’s a sad commentary that started with my candidacy in 2007 and has followed through my years in attempting to run in 2018 for the Citrus County Commission as an NPA candidate and now that I’m a Republican and running for the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office the modus operandi continues as they’re coverage or rather lack of it follows my efforts to become the property appraiser with my unparalleled experience with 32 years working with Citrus County, 18 years as a private contractor with the county and 14 years in the Property Appraiser’s Office retiring in 2017.

Donate to my campaign thru DONORBOX https://bit.ly/2QavcNT

Cook Disagrees with Lawyer for the Ethics Commission

Citrus County Property Appraiser Leslie Cook is in disagreement with Daniel A. Carlton Jr. Esquire, with his interpretation of Florida Statute 212.313(10)(a) and that he is not committing any violations nor are his two employees as he has given them permission to file and run for Citrus County Property Appraiser. Tim Reynard TIM REYNARD running as a Republican and Richard A 'Rick'  SchroederRichard (Rick) Schroeder as an NPA candidate, are running for Property Appraiser while they continue to work for Cook in the Property Appraiser’s office. David Gregory a retiree from the Property Appraiser’s office with a cumulative total of 32 years as a private contractor with Citrus County and as an employee, has said both are breaking Florida Election Statute 212.313(10)(a) with both continuing to work for the office while running for the office!

Cook responded to Mike Wright of the Chronicle when asked about the apparent  conflict of running and not resigning as outlined in the Property Appraiser’s Employee manual and he responded by saying, “Both sentences in the policy run together, that an employee who runs for office need resign only if the office he is seeking is in conflict with the property appraiser. For example, a conflict would arise for a property appraiser employee to seek election to the county commission because the board sets the property appraiser’s budget.”

Yet the Ethics Commission attorney, Daniel A. Carlton, Jr. said, “according to 112.313.(10)(a) Florida Statute prohibits an employee of the Property Appraiser’s Office from holding office as a member of the governing board, council, commission, or authority, which is his employer while continuing as an employee. The Property Appraiser is a separate and distinct Constitutional office from the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners.  Therefore, you would not be prohibited by Section 112.313(10)(a) FS from running for the County Commission while employed with the Property Appraiser’s Office.”

This is diametrical opposite of Cook’s explanation of the Employee Manual, yet indicates a violation of Florida Statute Section 212.313(10)(a)!

The attorney’s letter is below click on the letter and a .pdf file of the letter will open for you in a new window. Beside it you can open a .pdf file of the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office Employee Manual in the same manner.


political activity pages 21 – 22



Nuclear Disarmament: A Solution Not Being Offered

Iran’s decision to stop complying with parts of a landmark nuclear deal, and North Korea’s new round of missile tests have the world talking about the possibility of nuclear war again.

In light of the devastation these weapons cause, it defies logic that such a war is ever a possibility. Yet the “Doomsday Clock” of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists stands at two minutes to midnight, indicating that the risk of a nuclear confrontation right now is extremely high. How did we get here and why has the world collectively not found a solution to this threat?

Most governments recognize that certain kinds of weapons are so dangerous that simply possessing them creates an imminent danger to the safety and security of the planet.

Almost every country, including the United States, has signed onto the Biological Weapons Convention, banning the development, production, and stockpiling of such weapons. The same is true with the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Why then does the United States, as well as other nuclear-armed states like Russia and China, not also take a similar posture towards nuclear weapons?

America’s policy seems to be “nuclear weapons don’t kill people, people kill people.”

Certainly those in power do not fail to recognize these weapons’ awesome power and potential for destruction. They’ve only grown more deadly over the decades. When the US dropped the first atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, killing 220,000 people, they delivered approximately 15 and 21 kilotons of energy respectively. Today’s modern weapons are an order of magnitude more powerful.

Related: Classic Who: Hiroshima Series, Part1

The largest energy-yielding bomb ever exploded was the Russian “Tsar Bomba” with a 50 megaton detonation in 1961 — 2,000 times more powerful than the first atom bombs, with a fireball eight miles in diameter.

To get a sense of what one of these weapons can do, you can check out this interactive app that uses Google Maps to demonstrate the radius of destruction, estimated fatalities, and radioactive fallout for various types of nuclear weapons.


Predicted surface of a W-39, US H-bomb if detonated in Washington, DC.Photo credit: Nukemap

But perhaps even more dangerous than the increased yields are the sophisticated new methods of delivery. Consider the MIRV — short for “multiple independently-targetable reentry vehicle.” MIRVs are essentially smaller warheads packed inside the main warhead of a ballistic missile.

The idea is that when the missile descends on the target, the MIRV warhead will open and release all the smaller, harder to defend against warheads toward different targets — either spread wide to hit multiple cities and military bases, or concentrated on a single area for maximum damage.

Under the Obama administration, the US removed the last MIRV missile from its arsenal in 2014, while Russia unveiled its new “Satan 2” MIRV missiles in 2016. The latter weapon was also demonstrated in a visual animation during a recent talk by Vladimir Putin. The MIRVs were shown falling on President Donald Trump’s favorite getaway destination — Mar-a-Lago.

MIRV, Peacekeeper, missile

Photo credit: US Air Force / Wikimedia

Or consider the ballistic missile submarines that crawl silently along the ocean floor — undetected by either friend and foe. The US Navy currently has 14 of these subs deployed.

Or the B-52 nuclear bombers that were for decades in a 24/7 flight pattern headed toward targets in Russia, only to turn away before reaching their fail-safe distance. More than one apocalyptic novel or movie has been written around something going haywire with these deterrence systems.

If a nuclear exchange between rival powers were to occur, not only would millions of lives likely be lost, but the very existence of life on this planet could be in jeopardy because of the effects of nuclear winter.

Add to that nightmare scenario the consideration that humanity has already come to the brink of annihilation more than once — as shown by several accidental incidents.

This is not to say that no progress has been made. In 1963 the US and Russia — the two countries with by far the most nuclear weapons — signed the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and both countries have abided by that agreement to never again test detonate a nuclear weapon above ground. (Russia has also signed and ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, banning underground detonations as well. The United States has signed, but not ratified the treaty.)

The US and Russia are also signatories to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). The treaty, ratified in 1970, bans the sale or transfer of nuclear weapons and technology, with the eventual goal of disarmament, preserving the right for peaceful use of nuclear power.

Both countries have signed other incremental treaties over the decades that have helped significantly reduce the number of warheads and deliverability systems, including the recent New Start treaty, signed in 2010.

In early 1960s, the United States nuclear arsenal was at its peak, with over 30,000 weapons, while the Soviet Union had over 40,000 in 1986. Today, both countries have approximately 7,000 each.

 Nuclear Stockpiles

Photo credit: The Arms Control Association

While this downtrend is certainly praiseworthy, both countries still have more than enough weapons to blow up the entire world. Recent posturings by both nations, and calls for “modernization” of nuclear arsenals are causing great concern among peace activists.

Doomsday Clock

Current reading, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock.Photo credit: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists / Wikimedia

While the NPT signers have agreed to work towards disarmament, a majority of countries have not been satisfied with the current state of affairs and slow progress. On July 7, 2017, 122 countries voted to approve the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons — the first treaty completely banning the use, possession, and development of nuclear weapons. As of today, 57 countries have signed on to the treaty.

Noticeably absent signatories are all currently nuclear-armed countries.

The below video further explains the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and is followed by a video of former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley explaining why the US does not agree with the treaty.


Red Flag Laws and the Consequences of Good Intentions

Something’s wrong with your uncle across the street. He’s always been a strange guy, but he’s been acting more strangely than usual since he lost his job last month. He’s been drinking a lot more too. He sits around all day, drinking Genny Light, and watching TV when he’s not blasting up the backyard with his .12 gauge. He’s been banned from the local bar, which is a rare distinction to achieve. Your aunt is so afraid of him that she and her kids just moved in with you. She’s terrified he’s going to hurt himself or someone else. Thing is, so far he hasn’t done anything illegal: He hasn’t made any direct threats, or brandished his guns in public, or assaulted anyone.

If you live in a state that has red flag laws, formally known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) or, in some states, as Gun Violence Restraining Orders, your aunt can petition to have your uncle’s guns taken away for a period of time (for weeks, months, or up to a year, depending on the state).

The process differs from state to state, but generally the petitioner is a family member of the respondent, who has to present evidence to a judge, while the respondent has the opportunity to contest these claims. Some states allow judges to issue emergency orders without the respondent having to be present, much like a restraining order. In these cases, a judge can authorize police to immediately confiscate the firearms of the respondent, who can contest this action at a later court hearing.

Before Parkland, five states had red flag laws on the books. In the past year, nine more states passed them, and 25 states are considering them. Supporters, such as the Giffords Law Center, point to success police have had in stopping potential mass shootings using these laws, such as a case in Vermont last year, in which police confiscated the guns of an 18-year-old who kept a notebook titled “Journal of an Active Shooter.”

Furthermore, one study focusing on suicides in states with red flag laws found a demonstrable reduction in suicide rates, and a similar study that focused on Connecticut estimated that that state’s red flag law may have prevented up to 100 suicides.

As far as gun control laws go, these measures are widely popular. That even goes for Texas, where 72 percent of voters voiced support in a recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. That popularity also extends to Texas Republicans, 60 percent of whom favor these laws. So far Republican-controlled legislatures in Indiana and Florida have passed such bills, and seven Republican governors have signed red flag bills into law. Even National Review has written favorably about them. This post will continue after the break for the Citrus County incident.

Similar circumstances resulted in the death of a women in Citrus County Aug 2018

6019 Rio Grande Drive from sheriff's office

Identity released of woman fatally shot by police during drug raid

Editor’s Note: The number of occupants inside the raided home was changed from 11 to 10 to reflect information stated in reports from the State Attorney’s Office.

Authorities have released the name of the woman who police shot and killed during a Thursday morning drug raid at a Beverly Hills house.

Jessica Cribbs was fatally shot just after 6 a.m. when narcotics detectives and SWAT teams served a search warrant for a house on the 6000 block of West Rio Grande Drive in the Pine Ridge community, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) spokeswoman Lindsay Blair said Friday.

Reportedly, the 45-year-old Cribbs had pointed a firearm at deputies from Citrus and Hernando counties and was fatally shot after police were unable to get her to lower her weapon.

No police were injured, but two of the 10 people — including an infant — lawmen found inside the home suffered from minor injures and were later released from a hospital. Blair would not confirm Friday if those wounds were dealt by gunfire or shrapnel.

An ongoing and standard investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the deputy-involved shooting is keeping officials from divulging details about the incident, Cribbs and the other unidentified occupants involved with the raid.

Blair and Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) spokesman Michael Terry said neither of their agency’s deputies are equipped with body cameras.

HCSO Deputy E.J. Varrichio, who was involved in the shooting, was placed on administrative leave with pay, according to Terry.

Terry said 32-year-old Varrichio, who has served with HCSO since June 2011, was placed on leave because he was the only Hernando County deputy who discharged his firearm.

Citing FDLE’s shooting probe, Blair would not say if more than one deputy had opened fire on Cribbs.

Prior to Thursday, the sheriff’s Tactical Impact Unit had conducted a lengthy investigation of possible drug sales at the residence, and had enough evidence to get a circuit judge to sign a search warrant, Blair said. 

Planners of Thursday’s raid were aware there would be an infant and numerous people inside the home when they would conduct their search, Blair said, adding that deputies who participate in executing search warrants are trained to safely enter a home with children inside.

Blair would not comment on who inside the home narcotics investigators were targeting.

Terry said because the home was large, members of the Citrus County and Hernando County SWAT teams had to breach from separate entrances.

Deputies did arrest two men, Cody Lynn Blagburn and Cameryn David Holloway, for allegedly distributing marijuana from the home, which is listed as their address on their arrest reports.

Police found a digital scale on the floor of Blagburn’s bedroom, and 4.27 pounds of marijuana and 16-and-a-half pills of clonazepam inside his safe, according to Blagburn’s arrest report.

Blagburn, 23, was charged with possessing marijuana with intent to sell, possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Blagburn was jailed on an $8,000 bond, but at first appearance on Friday, his bond was reduced to $6,000, according to the Citrus County Detention Facility.

In Holloway’s room, deputies found a scale, marijuana, baggies and other distribution equipment. Holloway, 18, was charged with possessing marijuana with intent to sell and possessing drug paraphernalia.

According to the county jail, Holloway posted bail Friday on a $6,000 bond. READ REST OF STORY HERE CHRONICLE ONLINE

Make note that the search warrant WAS NOT for Jessica Faith Cribbs, rather for an individual who lived there and was selling marijuana.



Jessica Faith Cribbs

Obituary for Jessica Faith Cribbs

Jessica Faith Cribbs, age 45, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 at her residence. She was a graduate of Marietta High School and Full Sail University and she was retired from the U.S. ARMY where she was a Multi Media Illustrator.

To read the full obituary, please visit the memorial website for Jessica Faith Cribbs at South Canton Funeral Home.

Jessica Cribbs was recently murdered by the very people that are supposed to protect us. She always had a kind and giving heart which led to her ultimate demise. In the break of daylight on 30 September, Citrus County and Hernando County Sheriff departments raided her home on a search warrant for one of her tenants.
Jessica Cribbs was medically retired from the Army, and was bound to a wheelchair. Her disabilities never stopped her from living an abundant life full of love and faith. Married to her best friend, all who knew them would tell you they were soul mates.

Please note this information is given to raise concern regarding the Red Flag laws and the unintended but deadly consequences of what would seem as good intentions, BEWARE, according to sources law enforcement does not have to knock on the doors and announce themselves! Ultimately it would appear that it is the beginning of the Minority Report a movie that depicted a future where police arrested people before any crimes had been committed, just in case!

Continue to read the rest of the article in order to get the feel and depth of this type of legislation and the eventual consequences that will come about.

The Consequences of Disarming the Uncooperative

Yet as popular and sensible as these measures might sound, here is how the application of a red flag law — signed into law by a Republican governor — played out last year in Maryland:

On November 5, two Anne Arundel County police officers knocked on the door of Gary J. Willis at 5:17 AM. They were there to serve Willis with an ERPO and confiscate his guns. Willis, who had been asleep, answered the door with a gun in his hand.

The officers said Willis put the gun down, then “became irate” when they explained why they were there — and picked up the gun again. A struggle ensued, and one of the officers fatally shot Willis.

Police and many gun control advocates pointed to this incident as proof that Maryland’s red flag law was working. Yet one doesn’t have to Google too hard to find a sharply contrary view: On one website after another, gun rights’ advocates present this shooting as a symbol of gun control gone insane. And you don’t have to delve too deeply into the comment sections to find people basically accusing the cops of murder.


Serving Extreme Risk Protection Orders can lead to violent confrontations. Photo credit: © Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com

One of Willis’s relatives was “dumbfounded” by the shooting, telling the Baltimore Sun that police “didn’t need to do what they did.” Nevertheless, that’s what happened, and it happened after another family member applied for the ERPO.

Due Process and ‘The Minority Report’: Where the ACLU and Conservatives Find Common Ground

Willis is not around to ask for his version of what happened that morning. But one cannot predict how an armed person — especially one who gave relatives reason for concern — would react to being awakened at 5:17 in the morning and disarmed by police.

This is not the only kind of troubling scenario these laws might produce, and it isn’t only the bloggers of the alt-right who have concerns. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island, for instance, has serious qualms with that state’s red flag law.

In a 14-page analysis, the organization last year took issue with “the breadth of this legislation, its impact on civil liberties, and the precedent it sets for the use of coercive measures against individuals, not because they are alleged to have committed any crime, but because somebody believes they might, someday, commit one.”

Possible violation of due process is the primary concern of this paper, which likens this law to the science fiction scenario of The Minority Report, in which precognitive police try to stop crimes before they’re committed.

The paper also argues that an ERPO “could be issued without any indication that the person poses an imminent threat to others, and without any evidence that he or she ever committed, or has even threatened to commit, an act of violence with a firearm.”

It also points out that a respondent is not automatically appointed counsel for a court hearing, and that ultimately the burden of regaining possession of confiscated guns is placed on the respondent.

The paper questions whether “overblown political rhetoric” on social media might constitute grounds for a judge to issue one of these orders. Also, it expresses concern that police might someday use this law “as a shortcut to seize lawfully owned weapons” from suspected gang members, or “as a general search warrant that could conveniently allow police to  ‘stumble across’ evidence of unrelated illegal activity.”

Finally, there’s the unintentional social damage that such an order might do to a respondent, since the law could allow police “to warn potentially hundreds of people that the individual might pose a significant danger to them.”

The national ACLU has taken a more ambiguous stance on red flag laws, saying only that these laws “must at a minimum have clear, nondiscriminatory criteria for defining persons as dangerous and a fair process for those affected to object and be heard by a court,” but without going into further specifics.

Many of the concerns raised by the Rhode Island ACLU are shared by the Rutherford Institute, a legal defense nonprofit generally viewed as the ACLU’s conservative mirror-image. “The major due process concern with ERPOs is that they allow a person to be deprived of property (a gun) and liberty (their Second Amendment right) before they are granted an opportunity to be heard,” John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, told WhoWhatWhy.

Like the Rhode Island ACLU, Whitehead foresaw the potential for abuse by police “for malicious ends, such as to harass the target.” He also cited the Maryland incident as an example of the possibility that “violent confrontations” might occur “when police arrive unexpectedly to seize a person’s firearms.”

But the most chilling concern that Whitehead identified was the possible misuse of an ERPO by police “to conduct an end run around the limits of the Fourth Amendment’s ban on warrantless searches and seizures.”

Whitehead also agreed with the Rhode Island ACLU’s concerns about the law’s failure to provide for legal assistance. “The target can apply for assistance from a public defender,” he said, “but there is no guarantee that such assistance will be granted, forcing the target to either represent themselves or expend significant amounts to hire an attorney.”

Both concerns regarding legal counsel also involve scenarios in which poor respondents would face serious obstacles to defending themselves. While most red flag laws have provisions criminalizing malicious misuse of these orders, that misuse can only be challenged by a respondent who is able to attend all scheduled court hearings. Poorer respondents may have limited resources, or no transportation, or an employer who won’t grant time off for a court hearing.

So far, neither Whitehead nor the Rhode Island ACLU is aware of any court cases challenging red flag laws on constitutional grounds. However, given the problems identified by critics on both the left and right, it may be only a matter of time before that happens.

These laws do not address the fact that potentially dangerous people are able to easily get guns in the first place. US civilians own anywhere between 265 million and 393 million guns — or even as many as 600 million. The estimates vary so widely because no one really knows how many guns are out there — or who owns them.  REST OF STORY HERE

Lone Wolf Talks With Arnie Gundersen on Fukushima

Arnie Gundersen and Lone Wolf talk Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The Lone Wolf of EyeOnCitrus.Com and EyeOnCitrusRadio conversation with Arnie Gundersen on Fukushima nuclear disaster. Arnie Gundersen has 40-years of nuclear power engineering experience. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he earned his Bachelor Degree cum laude while also becoming the recipient of a prestigious Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship for his Master Degree in nuclear engineering. Arnie holds a nuclear safety patent, was a licensed reactor operator, and is a former nuclear industry senior vice president. During his nuclear power industry career, Arnie also managed and coordinated projects at 70-nuclear power plants in the US. A meetup with Cathy Dugan at Truck Food War at the Crystal River Mall, Cathy’s is from 93.7 K Country, Cathy wanted to sing a Christmas Carol cause Mr. Bob never let’s her, she sings a short diddy at the end of the show. Enjoy the podcast. CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST!


History of Christmas EYEONCITRUS.COM

I. When was Jesus born?

A. Popular myth puts his birth on December 25th in the year 1 C.E.

B. The New Testament gives no date or year for Jesus’ birth.  The earliest gospel – St. Mark’s, written about 65 CE – begins with the baptism of an adult Jesus.  This suggests that the earliest Christians lacked interest in or knowledge of Jesus’ birthdate.

C. The year of Jesus birth was determined by Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian monk, “abbot of a Roman monastery.  His calculation went as follows:

a. In the Roman, pre-Christian era, years were counted from ab urbe condita (“the founding of the City” [Rome]).  Thus 1 AUC signifies the year Rome was founded, 5 AUC signifies the 5th year of Rome’s reign, etc.

b. Dionysius received a tradition that the Roman emperor Augustus reigned 43 years, and was followed by the emperor Tiberius.

c. Luke 3:1,23 indicates that when Jesus turned 30 years old, it was the 15th year of Tiberius reign.

d. If Jesus was 30 years old in Tiberius’ reign, then he lived 15 years under Augustus (placing Jesus birth in Augustus’ 28th year of reign).

e. Augustus took power in 727 AUC.  Therefore, Dionysius put Jesus birth in 754 AUC.

f. However, Luke 1:5 places Jesus’ birth in the days of Herod, and Herod died in 750 AUC – four years before the year in which Dionysius places Jesus birth.

D. Joseph A. Fitzmyer – Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America, member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and former president of the Catholic Biblical Association – writing in the Catholic Church’s official commentary on the New Testament[1], writes about the date of Jesus’ birth, “Though the year [of Jesus birth is not reckoned with certainty, the birth did not occur in AD 1.  The Christian era, supposed to have its starting point in the year of Jesus birth, is based on a miscalculation introduced ca. 533 by Dionysius Exiguus.”

E. The DePascha Computus, an anonymous document believed to have been written in North Africa around 243 CE, placed Jesus birth on March 28.  Clement, a bishop of Alexandria (d. ca. 215 CE), thought Jesus was born on November 18.  Based on historical records, Fitzmyer guesses that Jesus birth occurred on September 11, 3 BCE.

II. How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?

A. Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25.  During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration.  The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.”  Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week.  At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.

B. The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time.  In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).

C. In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it.  Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.continued here

Stop Wall Speculation-Letter to the Editor-Bernie Sanders click here

Stop Wall Street Speculation

Stop Wall Street Speculation     EYEONCITRUS.COM

The average price for a gallon of gas has gone up by more than 41 cents in the past five months. Supply and demand? Hardly. The price hikes come at a time when U.S. oil inventories reached a three-decade high while demand for gasoline is lower than four years ago when prices averaged only $2.30 a gallon. So Bernie is pushing for an investigation into oil price manipulation like one already underway in Europe. He also would set a 30-day deadline for federal regulators to use emergency powers to curb excessive speculation in crude oil markets. Both ideas were offered as amendments to a bill now before the full Senate.

GMO Food Labels
GMO Food Labels

Bernie on Wednesday proposed an amendment to the farm bill that would let states require labels on any food or beverage containing ingredients that have been genetically modified. Dozens of countries already do the same thing. “All over this country people are becoming more conscious about the foods they are eating and the foods they serve to their kids,” Bernie said. “I believe that when a mother goes to the store and purchases food for her child, she has the right to know what she is feeding her child.”

What Can We Learn from Denmark?
What Can We Learn from Denmark?

Danes rank among the happiest people in the world and enjoy a quality of life that many Americans would envy with universal health care, inexpensive prescription drugs, strong family-leave laws, free higher education and a national commitment to be carbon-free by 2050. That’s why Bernie invited Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen to Vermont where big crowds packed three town meetings last weekend.

Think Different
Think Different

Apple avoided paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes by parking profits overseas, according to the report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. “It is a total scam,” Bernie told Ed Schultz on Tuesday. “It’s not just Apple. Virtually every major multi-national corporation has used these offshore tax havens,” Bernie added. He has introduced legislation that would take away the tax breaks and yield $600 billion in revenue over a decade.