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WATCH: Giving Thanks – #SolutionsWatch

As those in the reality-based community know, we live in dark times. But if we cannot acknowledge the good that is in our lives, then what are we fighting for?

Join James Corbett for this week’s edition of #SolutionsWatch as he explores the whys and hows of giving thanks and cultivating a spirit of gratitude.

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rubberheid
rubberheid
Dec 1, 2022 8:22 PM

i actually thank Life frequently, certain days on the hill, vistas, nature; ma dug doing his mad runs, flicking his paws and pointy heid out; the wee kingfisher i saw unexpectedly; courteous drivers, people who show consideration; …. i deeply appreciate these moments.

otherwise i’m in berserker mode, with “society”, so i have to thank Life’s joys as they arise.

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 30, 2022 10:54 PM

Yes. I am thankful they didn’t just kill me when I was born but instead injected me with a poison that permanently damaged my body.. Maybe I shouldn’t be so ungrateful and think of how worse it could have been. Hurray for gratitude!

Howard
Howard
Nov 30, 2022 5:06 PM

Being a pessimist, I’m always skeptical of talk of gratitude and thankfulness. Who exactly are we to be thankful to?

If we get to be a super-centenarian, would it be our genes? our parents’ genes?

If we do very well and live very comfortably, would it be our society? our government? or would it be the millions who were robbed of their well being to provide us with “the good life?”

Should I say “thanks pal!” to a starving peasant in the Third World for the oatmeal I had for breakfast?

Being “thankful” seems to be a concoction of, and a luxury afforded recipients of, colonial largesse.

Maybe it’s just a bit overdone?

Molybdenum
Molybdenum
Nov 30, 2022 11:18 AM

A favourite choice at funerals! Many appear to view the lyrics as optimistic and uplifting, but obviously intended ironically in the Monty Python film, ‘Life of Brian’.

‘Always look on the bright side of life’: be grateful and light-hearted — and don’t forget to whistle — in the face of doom and death!

Certainly, it’s good to have a laugh, a joke and a song and dance!

https://youtu.be/X_-q9xeOgG4

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Nov 30, 2022 2:34 PM
Reply to  Molybdenum

My older brother like me, – brought up as a Catholic cheered me up at his funeral 10 years ago, when he deliberately chose a humanist funeral (no prayers for the living dead) – he was always a bright spark, with ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ as the exit song.

He knew it would make me laugh, even if most of the rest of our Catholic family didn’t approve.

It was his funeral.

Re the living dead (and the dead) try this. The world’s gone mad, and it will hit us all very soon, if it’s not stopped. Almost no one in the UK or USA has a clue, or cares about what’s going on. Almost all brainwashed. Even worse than 9/11.

“Ukraine is about to be annihilated”

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 30, 2022 4:12 PM
Reply to  tonyopmoc

A good video.
But so many people have forgotten what intelligent conversation and informed commentary look like.
The propaganda in the mainstream media is merciless and relentless.

“Putin bad, Russia bad.”
“Zelensky good, Ukraine good.”

Those are the only mantras which most of our benighted species require.
It’s really difficult to be optimistic under such circumstances, but at least we get some actual explanations from Colonel MacGregor.

He’s not a ‘putinbot’ by any means, but he can see as well as I can that what has been building up in Eastern Ukraine for a long time is something that any Russian leader with concerns for his country’s future would have to address.
The US, the UK and, frankly, any European country would do exactly the same in a position similar to Putin’s.

MacGregor makes a good case for the likelihood of Ukraine being annihilated, but one mustn’t underestimate NATO’s (the US’s) capacity to raise funds which it doesn’t actually own, and get Congressional approval to send them all to Ukraine for the foreseeable future…

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 30, 2022 4:33 PM
Reply to  wardropper

For orientation and reference, see various wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and a large bunch of other countries which are actually none of the US’s business…
And the US really knows it, however strong the denial.

Molybdenum
Molybdenum
Nov 30, 2022 8:55 AM

Not thankful but disappointed that Corbett has taken this turn, akin to prayer and ‘hopium’. Is he running out of ideas for his ‘Solutions Watch’ series?

Gratitude Journals are Oprahesque!

Yes, show gratitude as and when appropriate, but don’t make a ritual out of it! This is a distraction.

mjh
mjh
Nov 29, 2022 6:40 PM

Hardly anyone actually seems to be commenting on James Corbett’s actual topic (I had already listened to it via his website The Corbett Report). It is really a lovely message, and very uplifting. In the midst of all the evil and the malignant powers at work in the world, try to find things that you ARE grateful for. They might be very small things, or just individuals who show love and caring. Or it might be your own resilience and ability to learn from what you see and experience. Why bother? Because it can help keep you from being demoralized and so miserable you give up trying. It was a fascinating change from much of James Corbett’s usual focus, and well worth thinking about. I am thankful I listened to it. And I am thankful I have Off Guardian to read each morning and where I occasionally make comments!

May Hem
May Hem
Nov 30, 2022 9:39 PM
Reply to  mjh

I agree mjh. I count my many blessings every day.

Molybdenum
Molybdenum
Nov 30, 2022 10:01 PM
Reply to  May Hem

Count your blessings every day? Who blesses you? Surely just luck if you happen to be fortunate compared to the desolate? Why would you be ‘blessed’ more than anyone else?

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 30, 2022 11:06 PM
Reply to  mjh

Gratitude will not remove the parasites.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 29, 2022 4:45 PM

Gibberish:

https://www.npr.org/2022/11/21/1134445639/russia-putin-conspiracy-theory-golden-billion

An idea that first emerged in the twilight years of the Soviet Union, the golden billion is a conspiracy theory that posits a cabal of 1 billion global elites seeks to hoard the world’s wealth and resources, leaving the rest of the planet to suffer and starve.

1 billion global elites? The population of the world in 2021 was estimated at just under 8 billlion. So “1 billion global elites” (assuming that each “elite” is a single person) means an eighth of the entire population!

These media articles are descending into sheer nothingness.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Nov 29, 2022 2:58 PM

Fauci ‘Can’t Recall Practically Anything’ in 7-Hour Deposition
During seven hours of questioning under oath relating to a lawsuit alleging he and other Biden administration officials colluded with social media companies to censor COVID-19-related content, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he had “no clear memory of details that would shed light on his involvement in speech suppression.”…

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/anthony-fauci-deposition-speech-suppression/

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Nov 29, 2022 3:18 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Of course he can’t remember. Liars have an interesting way of “forgetting” the truth. They just keep changing the current lie to cover up the previous lie. After a while it’s all just a blur…

Congress doesn’t remember saying anything either, because the NIH, CDC, and other lobby groups pay their lunch…

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Nov 29, 2022 5:08 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

I thought they water boarded terrorists to extract the truth?

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Nov 29, 2022 5:33 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Probably oxygen deprivation from wearing that idiotic face diaper, as well as some side effects from his vaccine…..

The sad truth is he’ll get away with it and anyone who says he’s just another lying criminal will be told they’re just being mean, after all, he’s an old man now, and if he just can’t remember we should all be sympathetic to that…. There is so much brilliance in his head what’s a little forgetfulness in an open court. And really, how dare anyone question him – he’s the God of The Science, after all.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Nov 29, 2022 2:38 PM

V-Safe Part 1: After 464 Days, CDC Finally Coughed up Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Data Showing 7.7% of People Reported Needing Medical Care
Injecting Freedom” by By Aaron Siri:

https://aaronsiri.substack.com/p/v-safe-part-1-after-464-days-cdc

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Nov 29, 2022 1:57 PM

OFFICIAL UK DOCUMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH REVEALS CONVID NEVER EXISTED (26/11/2022, SGT Report)

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Video
https://www.sgtreport.com/2022/11/official-uk-document-from-the-ministry-of-health-reveals-convid-never-existed/

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Nov 29, 2022 3:04 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Yes, yes. This has been shown and known in every country that has freedom of information requests for years now. Yet the narrative keeps steamrolling on.

What’s next?

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 30, 2022 2:58 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Yes, but, but, but, but, but, the site provides “news and entertainment for people who love America”???

I like her direct style, but, for a start, she’s Irish, so what on earth is she doing on a site involved in “loving America”?
Frankly, America horrifies me, but perhaps SGT Report is thinking of the country’s natural beauty . . .

At any rate I’d like to see that document.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 30, 2022 3:10 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

I’d REALLY like to see that document . . .

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 1, 2022 12:38 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Okay, I’ve seen it.
Has anybody done anything about it?
It’s dated last January.

rubberheid
rubberheid
Dec 1, 2022 8:26 PM
Reply to  wardropper

yeah this is ancient. you are right.

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 29, 2022 1:40 PM

Hancock reputedly to make nearly half a million for coming third on a reality TV programme:

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/matt-hancock-im-a-celebrity-400000-jungle-second-jobs/

S Cooper
S Cooper
Nov 29, 2022 2:20 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Graft, bribery, payola and kick back come in many forms.”
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Cull Juice the World!”
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Corporate Fascism and Eugenics forever!”

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Nov 29, 2022 5:10 PM
Reply to  Edwige

It’s payback for killing granny..

entitled2
entitled2
Nov 29, 2022 10:38 AM

Thanks giving is a heart attack on a plate and immune system destroyers wet dream.
Funny how after Thanks givings many seem to get ill.

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 29, 2022 9:28 AM

https://dumptheguardian.com/science/2022/nov/29/plant-based-diet-reduce-bowel-cancer-risk-in-men-research

Why might the Fraud want fewer men eating meat? Gosh, that’s a tough one….

BTW I wouldn’t deny that Western diets have been too acidic and meat is part of that. People should eat more green veg and other sources of alkalinity. However that’s obviously not what’s going on here. They’ll never report how much cancer would be prevented by reductions in EMF radiation or toxic chemicals. Finally, what an amazing coincidence that the figure happens to be yet another Freemasonic master number!

Thank you, Fraudian….

Bob the Hod
Bob the Hod
Nov 29, 2022 4:32 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Eating meat might knock a few years off your life, but it will also give you a better quality of life in the time that you are alive, provided you avoid processed shite and eat plenty of organic veg as well. I’d rather live for a shorter time and be stronger, fitter and healthier than for a long time as the pale, weak, vegan semi-men that I know.

San
San
Nov 30, 2022 12:00 PM
Reply to  Bob the Hod

https://www.theplantway.com/vegan-athletes/

eating plant-based makes you weak?!?!
People still believe this myth?

mgeo
mgeo
Nov 30, 2022 8:09 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Grains, veg, milk, meat, etc. have all gone down in quality or been poisoned.The cull has been in operation for a long time.
https://off-guardian.org/2022/02/16/the-unseen-environmental-crises-destroying-humanity/

Just as the public becomes aware of one scandal, they impose another crisis to distract and censor.

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 1, 2022 2:12 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Perhaps the Fraud is scared of a meat-only diet resulting in a heightened IQ like Jordan’ Peterson’s… Not that he made any such link himself.

MattC
MattC
Nov 29, 2022 9:12 AM

A better time to give thanks will be when all attendees of Davos have sat on death row, been given a plate of bugs as their last meal and been hung by the neck until dead.

Then we can celebrate.

Big Bad Jon
Big Bad Jon
Nov 30, 2022 6:14 PM
Reply to  MattC

I’d pay good money to see that  😀 

Johnny
Johnny
Nov 29, 2022 9:09 AM
George Mc
George Mc
Nov 29, 2022 7:22 AM

“Government introduces a Vaccine Taskforce style approach to tackle public health challenges in the UK” (news-medical: which is neither)

“Next Covid strain may be more dangerous than Omicron, study finds”
(mint, although it is certainly not fresh)

Same as it ever was.

NickM
NickM
Nov 29, 2022 5:05 AM

I’m still puzzling over a question by Mitsuko Uchida: “To whom do I say, Thank you?”

nmism
nmism
Nov 29, 2022 12:43 PM
Reply to  NickM

Firstly the infinite inwardness, next your Mom, and lastly the vast expanse.

NickM
NickM
Nov 29, 2022 3:47 PM
Reply to  nmism

Thanks, I’ll buy that. So might Uchida because: in an interview she thanked her mother for not being a Tiger Mom and forcing young Mitsuko to practice; and “infinite inwardness” sounds appropriately oriental.

nmism
nmism
Nov 29, 2022 8:30 PM
Reply to  NickM

Enjoyed watching/listening to Mitsuko. Absolute master of the piano and music and making faces.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 30, 2022 2:33 AM
Reply to  nmism

I suspect she’s a secret samurai warrior . . .

I met her once at a piano competition when we were both young, and I mentioned my fingernails being the type which detach from the skin rather easily when playing loud chords. (Yes, “ouch!”)
She said she had sometimes experienced a similar problem, and the answer was just “to play through the pain” . . .

She’s really something . . .

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 30, 2022 2:38 AM
Reply to  NickM

I think she actually knows the answer.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Nov 29, 2022 3:50 AM

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Violet
Violet
Nov 29, 2022 7:01 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Rotten bitch.

Hank
Hank
Nov 29, 2022 7:54 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

They might only need 1 or 2 employees to monitor that right now.

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 29, 2022 8:59 AM
Reply to  Hank

That’s if the A.I. requires maintenance….

Kassandra
Kassandra
Nov 29, 2022 8:10 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Everyone out of their holes and caves! Show us your face. No need to hide any longer and plot in the darkness. Out in the open and tell the unwashed their future. You have nothing to fear! It is time to show your real face, Dorian

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 30, 2022 2:28 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Herself excluded, of course…

It’s a new breed.
I started looking for the queen parasite’s nest about 20 years ago – without success – but the workers and drones are beginning to show themselves now.

We have our work cut out. They’re everywhere.

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 30, 2022 11:45 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Imagine having her as mother-in-law….

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Nov 29, 2022 3:50 AM

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Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Nov 29, 2022 3:49 AM

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cs pa
cs pa
Nov 29, 2022 9:54 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

I’ll have to remember this.

CK_
CK_
Nov 29, 2022 3:21 AM

Here’s part 26 of the superb Fall of the Cabal series. It’s quite disturbing and wraps up by discussing the Deagel population forecasts for 2025. If these forecasts (plans) are correct, then most of us will be dead by then so we don’t have to worry anymore about anything:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/1PDslsRRaPbx/

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 30, 2022 11:46 PM
Reply to  CK_

But death may be just the beginning…

S Cooper
S Cooper
Nov 29, 2022 2:32 AM

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“A walking advertisement why England needs to do away with the criminal racket lorded over by THE ROYAL MAFIA CRIME FAMILY.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ChurchOfCOVID/comments/z6og38/kids_say_the_darndest_things/

“Well there goes the amnesty”

Philbert
Philbert
Nov 29, 2022 3:06 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

are there no auditors or budget inspectors for government grants in England?

semaj
semaj
Nov 29, 2022 8:41 PM
Reply to  Philbert

All bought and paid for corrupt scumbags.

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 29, 2022 3:36 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

She looks like a nice lady

Johnny
Johnny
Nov 29, 2022 5:14 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Ain’t Greed grand?

Grafter
Grafter
Nov 29, 2022 12:33 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Inspector Knacker should be paying a visit to this family.

Pakistanicream
Pakistanicream
Dec 1, 2022 10:39 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Formally they’re an asset but informally, which is closer to the truth, they are parasites who get a huge chuck of tax payer funded government money.

rubberheid
rubberheid
Dec 1, 2022 8:31 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

that’s the scot bra queen, who fled scotland calling us names, and became a peer? something like that. an utter cunt by many accounts.

niko
niko
Nov 28, 2022 11:48 PM

Maybe because I’m in the belly of the beast here in the US, with inescapable holiday rituals once again assaulting us, but I’m simply not in the mood. I know I could use a good dose of an ‘attitude of gratitude’, etc., etc., but hollow shows of hopium in this (stolen) land of plenty of shopping malls and supermarkets, and churches, atop mounds of rotting bodies, just get in the way. Besides, these days in the new abnormal, it’s all I can do to muster some gallows humor to light my way.

I’d get out in nature more, if I weren’t so poor to have no means at present of getting there. Sometimes I think a joint might help, until I realize the whole day has passed me by as a dazed and confused stream of semi-conscious revelations of momentous nonsense, punctuated by the munchies.

Once again, it’s Sartre I’m thinking of – bad faith, hell is other people, etc., and that if we wake tomorrow to be living under fascism its reality can remain countered by a more conscious commitment to create meaning and value that makes existentialism a humanism. I suppose in that sense I’m thankful to be alive.

paul
paul
Nov 29, 2022 12:47 AM
Reply to  niko

There’s nothing at all wrong with the system and our glorious leaders, Klaus Schwab and his bugs, child trannies and rainbow coloured dildos all round, non stop vaxxes and non stop boosters, and if you’re unhappy about any of this, it’s just proof of how maladjusted you are and your lack of positive thinking. A few visits from the Thought Police should get you back on the right track.

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 29, 2022 3:38 AM
Reply to  niko

Let’s just count our blessings… finished!

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 29, 2022 9:03 AM
Reply to  niko

“I’m in the belly of the beast here in the US”.

The Swiss have just announced a large fall in birthrate for 2022. Funny how nearer the mothership you are, the worse it seems to be….