Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WE ARE NORMAL



Growing evidence suggests that all is not what it appears to be around us. I'm not talking about kozmik events. I am talking about right down here in our mundane mediocre little lives. Every day and all around us ... like a cheese sandwich.
 

  


The normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects

In thinking of recent events, and discussions with friends, I think there are a few hurdles that normalcy bias has built that are nothing more than sand castles.

 

 First rule of conspiracy denial:

"A lot of people would have to know; it's impossible!"

Response: So what? Lots of people knew about Pearl Harbor, they even came out and have been published. Nobody cares/believes/is told the truth despite the well-known information regarding the advanced warning we got. Time has a way with these things.

 Lots of people know about what happened to the USS Liberty. Have the stories of the actual sailors and naval command personnel ever really been told? Only to people who care to do research; the general public is simply never shown. So the truth can hide in plain sight despite all the testimony.

Lots of people knew what was going down on 9-11: namely 20 or so hijackers and their support, which is likely 2x to 10x the number of actors. So the idea that deep support, i.e. lots of help, is a reason to discount some theories doesn't hold water. In the case of 9-11, the very act as officially documented itself constituted a massive conspiracy. The official explanation is just as wild as any so-called conspiracy. 

In the case of the Lusitania, only one person really needed to know, the spy who phoned that one in, and the dozens of others until a lucky U-boat sealed the deal. If any upper management was involved, did they need to know what was going on? No, just that an operative needed to provide info on ships carrying munitions. Segmentation can also make "wide knowledge" unnecessary, and thereby an invalid candidate for denial.

The explanation for most of these things is, yes, we really are that dumb. It's the most likely answer to all of them. Doesn't mean that a plan was not hatched and carried out. Doesn't mean an official story was sold, probably to save face in most cases, but those are conspiracies all on their own. Maybe if the people in power could admit a huge screw-up, then a cover up wouldn't be necessary. So to circle back to the top, is a conspiracy theory just another form of normalcy bias?
Would one rather believe that evil is responsible instead of incompetence as a way of preserving their own shallow existence?

 One cannot win if pure evil is in charge. Forever tilting at windmills fills the heart with purpose!
 
 
Next chapter: "Nobody would ever do that to their own people" fallacy exposed...

We are normal, and we want our freedom.



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MY GARAND


As promised here I have more about M1 Garands. I recently picked one up and finally have it fixed up the way I want it. It was made in 1943 and went through WWII, Europe or Pacific I don’t know. It was lend-leased to the Danish military some years ago. The CMP brought many back when the Danes turned them in and I bought mine through them. It is in good shape mechanically, a new barrel, and the Danish replaced any worn parts with milspec parts supplied by Beretta. Oh, yes, Beretta is the oldest firearms maker in the world and they make many fine weapons besides the anemic M9 service pistol. So I have an arsenal rebuilt rifle that is in excellent condition.























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The wood stock was another story. After so many years and certainly seeing some hard combat the stock was pretty rough. The Danes replaced the walnut butt stock with one of birch. It fit good but birch is not a pretty wood. So I replaced the upper and lower hand guards and found a decent butt stock. All the wood was stripped and several coats of boiled linseed oil were applied.














 



(That was the way the military did their stocks, with the linseed oil). I put it all together last week and took it to the range. She shoots sweet.



































There is a certain mystique to an M1. General Patton said of it: “The M1 is the greatest battle implement ever devised”. It is the weapon primarily associated with WWII and the winning thereof. In the Korean conflict the M1 was the only weapon reliable under such extreme cold conditions. Honor guards still use them for parades and drill teams. You have seen my other rifles and while they are fine weapons, shoot good, function well, so forth, they do not come close to being warm, they do not have any persona.



































My M1 may not be the rifle I go to if the SHTF but it is the favorite of all my weapons. It is the one I connect with. She is the one closest to my heart.

Monday, September 28, 2015

IT'LL COME TO YA

I don't have anything to say about anything. I am in quiet mode lately, standing at the back of the room, kind of in the shadows, watching. Just watching. My thoughts are not blue-sky-apple-pie. I probably ought to just be quiet.

Uh, yeah, so?


 I have posted some articles that are spiritual, mostly uplifting - but I am thinking about the End Times more and more. Go and contemplate the four horsemen.

I suppose I should follow my own advice. It is free, and worth every penny.  

 

I offer up more tunes, none of which you want to be humming on your way in to work.





What goes around comes around. You reap what you sew as it says in the Good book.




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Sunday, September 27, 2015

MASTER BUILDERS

Freemasons can be found in government, the military, science, and architecture.


The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore (Lakota Sioux name: Six Grandfathers) near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres (5.17 km2) and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea leve




















Mount Rushmore has Masonic connections. Two of the presidents on Mount Rushmore are Masons, Washington and Roosevelt.

Gutzon Borglum, who was the sculptor of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and his son Lincoln Borglum were Freemasons. Following the death of his father, Lincoln Borglum was assigned the task of completing the Mount Rushmore Memorial.

Gutzon Borglum was raised in Howard Lodge #35 in New York City and served as its Master in 1910-1911. Lincoln Borglum was raised in Battle River Lodge #92 Hermosa, South D
akota"
 
 
Situated at the entrance of New York Harbor stands one of the most important symbols of American liberty... The Statue of Liberty.
 
 



 
 

 

 

 
 











  It was a gift from the French people to the United States as a token of mutual friendship.  Its designer, a Freemason, was Brother Frederic A. Bartholdi (1834-1904) who conceived its design while on a visit to America.  As his ship sailed into New York, Bartholdi had a vision of a woman standing on a pedestal, holding a torch and welcoming immigrants to a new life in a free land.  Along with Brother Bartholdi, Brother Gustave Eiffel was also responsible for the statue.  Brother Eiffel designed and built the frame work which holds the copper sheeting in place.

  Frederic Bartholdi was one of the early members of Lodge Alsace-Lorraine, Paris (Oct. 14, 1875) which was composed of prominent intellectuals, writers and government representatives. 

 
 

 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

HOUSE OF TOAST

Some humor. Laughter is good medicine.

Life is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. I am a thinker, so I laugh. If you can't laugh at other people, who can you laugh at? Sometimes I laugh at myself.



Bob and Ray are funny guys. Rather droll.












Thursday, September 24, 2015

A LINE IN THE SAND


















The situation is worse now than when I originally posted this article.

If you view this particular post and jump to "aha, racist" then you  would be missing the point, in major denial, don't waste my time. Go occupy something. We need to stand up against things that are wrong. Too much tolerance and anarchy will reign.





I got this over the electron waves, (there are some links at the bottom of the article) some gal reporter who will not make it very far until she learns to do the mainstream dance looked into the question:

 What if 20 Million Illegal Aliens Vacated America ?

I, Tina Griego, journalist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News wrote a column titled, "Mexican Visitor's Lament".
I interviewed Mexican journalist Evangelina Hernandez while visiting Denver last week. Hernandez said, "illegal aliens pay rent, buy groceries, buy clothes. What Happens to your country's economy if 20 million people go away?" Hmmm, I thought, what would happen?

So I did my due diligence, buried my nose as a reporter into the FACTS I found below.

It's a good question it deserves an honest answer. Over 80% of Americans demand secured borders and illegal immigration stopped. But what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America ? The answers I found may surprise you!

In California , if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico,it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand one another as English became the dominant language again.

In Colorado , 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grandchilds would move back 'home', mostly to Mexico . That would save Colorado an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone.
Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens. Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.

Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different languages. At least 200,000 vehicles would vanish from our grid locked cities in Colorado . Denver 's 4% unemployment rate would vanish as our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.

In Florida , 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine State back to America , the rule of law, and English.

In Chicago, Illinois , 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals, schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free experience.

If 20 million illegal aliens returned 'home', the U.S. Economy would return to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn't be working off the books. That would result in an additional $401 Billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.

No more push '1' for Spanish or '2' for English. No more confusion in American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.

We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien inmates at a cost of more than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually would vacate our country.

In cities like L.A. , 20,000 members of the '

Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowded highways and gridlock. Cleaner air and less drinking and driving American deaths by illegal aliens!

America 's economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers get rich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn't return to the aliens' home countries by cash transfers. Illegal migrants earned half that money untaxed, which further drains America 's economy which currently suffers an $14 trillion debt !! 

At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country, costing us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in California , Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing via the EMTOLA Act. 

18th Street
Gang' would vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!
Americans wouldn't suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant in our country-brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.

Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and grid locking our cities. It would also put the 'progressives' on the horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families cause 11% of our greenhouse gases.

Over one million of Mexico's poorest citizens now live inside and along our border from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California in what the New York Times called, 'colonias' or new neighborhoods. Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and worse. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, roads, electricity, or any kind of sanitation.

The New York Times reported them to be America's new ' Third World ' inside our own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonias. (I've seen them personally in Texas and Arizona ; it's sickening beyond anything you can imagine.)

By enforcing our laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico . We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their own countries and/or make a better life in Mexico . We already invite a million people into our country legally more than all other countries combined annually. We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our borders, more anarchy within our borders and growing lawlessness at every level in our nation.








It's time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization and our way of life.

 
Interesting Statistics ! 

Here are 14 reasons illegal aliens should vacate America, and I hope they are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them:

 


  •  The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US . http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html
  •  During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from other terrorist countries. Over 10,000 of those were middle-eastern terrorists. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin, crack, Guns, and marijuana crossed into the U.S.from the southern border. http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
  •  The National Policy Institute, estimates that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion, or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period and nbsp; http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/publications.php?b=deportation
  •  In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $65 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin, to their families and friends.http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
  •  The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex crimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States !http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml 
    Total cost a whopping $538.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!







































Most of us folks ask nice, offer options. A few, well ...




Monday, September 21, 2015

A GAME OF INCHES

That's what they say, football is a game of inches. Hard to believe when you watch all that energy, slam, bam, and the runs and passes. But it comes down to inches, doesn't it? Kinda like life. The big plays and the long passes, even the punts are all swell but they don't happen every play. I live my life in smaller increments. Day by day, the little things.




I am glad the season is starting! Watching football is more entertaining and more meaningful than watching the pols and their dog and pony show. And remember this: at the football games they sing the Star-Spangled Banner. So there.

The Brocker was born and raised in Denver and she has encouraged me to root for the Broncos. I hail from Chicago but I don't like the Bears; I went with Green Bay. Well, as long as Bret was with 'em.

























Lately I have taken an interest in the Broncos; I am giving them a closer look. Paying strict attention to the inches y'unnerstand.








































A closer look at some of those inches


























Satisfy Susie


















Sunday, September 20, 2015

PALE HORSE of DEATH


 I am a Christian that lives in this world. That means that I work, go about the community, have friends, crash my car, buy a TV, all the normal everyday things that all people do. It also means that I live my life as the Bible tells me to do. I don't shave my head or hand out flowers in the airport and I don't engage in sinful activities. My life has a set of morals and beliefs that guide me such the Ten Commandments.
 
What I have as a Christian is a logical idea of what this world is all about and faith and hope for good things to come. Before I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior I was alone and walked in darkness for a number of years and I was afraid, lonely, hollow inside. While I would urge you, gentle readers, to do the same (oh, yes, it requires certain specific acts, not just "Oh well I'll try and live a better life") I know that some folks are skeptical, agnostic, and un-believing as atheists but we all need something, some Higher Power, some spiritual dimension to fill us and support us. Look around, check it out. Every major religion and most minor ones share some core values and morals.
 
OK, soap box aside, I present to you the common beliefs of Christians as we head into dark areas.
 

 Rapture is a term in Christian eschatology which refers to the "being caught up" discussed in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, when the "dead in Christ" and "we who are alive and remain" will be "caught up in the clouds" to meet "the Lord in the air".

The term "Rapture" is used in at least two senses. In the pre-tribulation view, a group of people will be left behind on earth after another group literally leaves "to meet the Lord in the air." This is now the most common use of the term, especially among fundamentalist Christians and in the United States. The other, older use of the term "Rapture" is simply as a synonym for the final resurrection generally, without a belief that a group of people is left behind on earth for an extended Tribulation period after the events of 1 Thessalonians 4:17. This distinction is important as some types of Christianity never refer to "the Rapture" in religious education, but might use the older and more general sense of the word "rapture" in referring to what happens during the final resurrection.


End time (also called end times, end of time) is a time period described in the eschatologies of the dominant world religions, both Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic. Christianity traditionally depicts the end time as a period of tribulation that precedes the second coming of Christ, who will face the emergence of the Antichrist and usher in the Kingdom of God.


The Bible has a lot to say about the end times. Nearly every book of the Bible contains prophecy regarding the end times. Taking all of these prophecies and organizing them can be difficult. Following is a very brief summary of what the Bible declares will happen in the end times.

Christ will remove all born-again believers from the earth in an event known as the rapture (
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54). At the judgment seat of Christ, these believers will be rewarded for good works and faithful service during their time on earth or will lose rewards, but not eternal life, for lack of service and obedience (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10).

The Antichrist (the beast) will come into power and will sign a covenant with Israel for seven years (
Daniel 9:27). This seven-year period of time is known as the “tribulation.” During the tribulation, there will be terrible wars, famines, plagues, and natural disasters. God will be pouring out His wrath against sin, evil, and wickedness. The tribulation will include the appearance of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the seven seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments.

About halfway through the seven years, the Antichrist will break the peace covenant with Israel and make war against it. The Antichrist will commit “the abomination of desolation” and set up an image of himself to be worshipped in the Jerusalem temple (
Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10), which will have been rebuilt. The second half of the tribulation is known as “the great tribulation” (Revelation 7:14) and “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7).

At the end of the seven-year tribulation, the Antichrist will launch a final attack on Jerusalem, culminating in the battle of Armageddon. Jesus Christ will return, destroy the Antichrist and his armies, and cast them into the lake of fire (
Revelation 19:11-21). Christ will then bind Satan in the Abyss for 1000 years and He will rule His earthly kingdom for this thousand-year period (Revelation 20:1-6).

At the end of the thousand years, Satan will be released, defeated again, and then cast into the lake of fire (
Revelation 20:7-10) for eternity. Christ then judges all unbelievers (Revelation 20:10-15) at the great white throne judgment, casting them all into the lake of fire. Christ will then usher in a new heaven and new earth and the New Jerusalem—the eternal dwelling place of believers. There will be no more sin, sorrow, or death (Revelation 21–22).
 

"... Given power over the earth to kill by famine, plague, and sword."

Hmm, sounds like that is happening already.



 



Pale or Green Horse

 

When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.          Revelation 6:7-8


 
The fourth and final horseman is named Death. Of all the riders, he is the only one to whom the text itself explicitly gives a name. Unlike the other three, he is not described carrying a weapon/object; instead he is followed by Hades. However, illustrations commonly depict him carrying a scythe (like the Grim Reaper), sword, or other implement.
The color of Death's horse is written as khlōros (χλωρός) in the original Koine Greek, which can mean either green/greenish-yellow or pale/pallid. The color is often translated as "pale", though "ashen", "pale green" and "yellowish green” are other possible interpretations (the Greek word is the root of "chlorophyll" and "chlorine"). Based on uses of the word in ancient Greek medical literature, several scholars suggest that the color reflects the sickly pallor of a corpse. In some modern artistic depictions, the horse is given a distinct green color.
The verse beginning "they were given power over a fourth of the earth" is generally taken as referring to Death and Hades, although some commentators see it as applying to all four horsemen.
 

Friday, September 18, 2015

WALK A MILE

 
This one is for Doctor Mercury.


I have conquered booze and drugs - the industrial grade, not just dream weed - but nicotine is the strongest addiction that I have experienced. I struggle with it still. Put 'em down and walk away, but somehow drawn in again. It only takes one puff. 


























The drug can be lethal. Extract the nicotine from one cigarette and inject it intravenously and death will occur. It is still socially acceptable despite the Big Brother regulations. Look outside office buildings and see the smokers huddled and puffing furtively, like we used to do in high school, sneak out behind the gym and pass a couple Pall Malls around.




 































Was until recently, maybe still is used as currency in jails. It is heavily taxed, one of the "sin taxes" levied on the poor. Folks with wretched existences, few pleasures beyond some plonk and a pack of butts.

Medically harmful, no doubt about it. I used to work in industries back in the day, they flung asbestos and solvents and other skull & crossbones materials around like popcorn and that stuff was lethal too. Nobody knew nor cared.



       
























Keep in mind that the tobacco industry is still powerful.
Most people don't know is that each time they buy Post Grape Nuts, they're supporting Philip Morris, one of the largest tobacco companies in the country.
Cigarette companies aren't stupid. As America learns to kick the habit, they've moved to diversify. Food and alcohol aside, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Field's, Ivey's, Peoples Drug stores, Swingline staplers, Jergens lotion, Loews hotels and theaters, Regal china, Bulova watches, and Yardley cosmetics are just a few of the products or businesses affiliated with the cigarette sellers.
The spate of mergers has turned the large tobacco companies into corporate octopuses. Philip Morris spent over $1.3 billion on advertising in 1986, more than any other company except Procter & Gamble. RJR (R J Reynolds) Nabisco is the fourth biggest spender (Sears is third), with an ad budget just under $1 billion.
With that stupendous size comes undeniable power. It's advertising that supports most magazines, newspapers, television and radio. A magazine that depends on cigarette--or food--ads is going to think twice before running a story on the evils of smoking. Advertising fees buy journalistic complacency.






Wednesday, September 16, 2015

THE PEARL HARBOR SWITCH

I first saw this essay on http://shibesmeadow.blogspot.com/   a couple years ago but I cannot get link-connected to the site. if he or anybody else is reading this please contact me in the comments. I don't want to steal things, will certainly give credit where due.


"A fundamental truth: given a perceived need, there is no race more implacably murderous than White folk." - Remus


The Pearl Harbor Switch

Some Muslim Idiot On the Internet was telling me the other day about the Western Way of War. I paraphrase:

 "You guys will never beat the Muslims," he opined, "Because Westerners are still nominally Christian, and Christians can't fight wars the way they'd have to in order to beat us Muslims  ... You guys would have to murder half of the world to stop the tide of jihad that would follow."

 
My reply to him:

"Can do.

"Non-whites do not understand White people. Muslims do not understand Christians. We Snow Folk seek peace and justice, and will go to tremendous lengths to avoid war and indiscriminate slaughter as per Jesus' instruction. We hold back because, in general, no one ever poses a threat to us great enough to justify a full effort on our part. Nuking the Vietnamese or Saddam Hussein would have been like smashing a hamster with a tire iron: pointless and messy.”

"'Oh,” you say, "But there's no way even the United States could kill the entire Muslim population of the planet."
 




“Care to bet? I guarantee you that right now, right this very minute, that there exists somewhere in the Pentagon a detailed, step-by-step plan for the destruction of Islam by means of military force, from the Ka'aba right down to the shabbiest plywood shawarma stand in Karachi. Do you really think that the United States lacks the capacity to carry out this plan? Friend, there are weapons in existence of which most people could never dream that could do the job in an afternoon.

 

 

"We Americans burnt a million little Japanese kids to death just to win World War II. Do you think we'd hesitate to do the same or worse to little Towelhead kids in order to win World War III?
 
Nagasaki, the smaller A-bomb:
 
 
 
 
 
Dresden, firebombs:
 
 

 "Yep, the old Ultraviolence is in our blood. It's what made us the masters of Europe. It was all peace and flowers while the Neanderthals were no threat -- but when it came down to ‘Who, Whom’, we sort of elected ourselves to the office of Who. Believe it: we Caucasians are psychologically capable of going from lazy, TV-watching fat-slob mode to dead-eyed mass-murderer mode at the flick of a psychological switch.

"Call it the Pearl Harbor Switch.

"Everyone knows that Switch is there. The whole reason for the War on Terror and everything that flowed from it was to keep that Switch from flipping. Bush and Obama put our boys in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to deflect the righteous anger of White, Christian people from the actual backers of 9-11: the Saudis, and the worldwide network of assassins they fund and cover for. By sending in our boys to kick a little strawman ass, Bush and Obama kept Whitey's fingers far enough away from the Pearl Harbor Switch to keep it from being flipped.

"My advice to you and to all your fellow Muslims can be summed up in six simple words: Don't Make Us Flip That Switch."