18h47 UTC; SATURDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2014: It's nearly a month now since my mother most dear and lovely passed away at 93 years of age ... and yet most of my umbarge of late tends to be over the Greater Hidden Agenda of the GOP-dominant 114th Congress, as conveneth in January. Especially should the agenda be one as turns out being an unconscious hybrid of Fascism and Jucheism ideologically as much as socioeconomically (howbeit with requisite modifications to conform to Prevailing AmeriKKKan Conditions and Experience.

Speaking of the AmeriKKKan Jucheists in the guise of "Tea Party" RepubliKKKans, why aren't they rejoicing in the Luscious Glory of the news that crude-oil production from the new generation of shale-oil fields in Texas this year is expected to exceed the combined such of all OPEC member states save Saudi Arabia, as is desperate to maintain its Natural Right of Dominion over the export-crude market by announcing price cuts in export-grade crude oil for American markets as risks crossing the line into "dumping" cheap crude unto Thy Dear and Lovely Land, itself deemed an Unfair Trade Practice because of its risk for job losses stateside?

And Another Thing: Given your prolefeed about gas prices falling below $3/gallon being a "threat to our economy," what would be your ideal pump price for regular unleaded, what with your hard-wired, orthodox to the point of orthodoxy even, belief on ons styl ekonomesie vryheid as Essential and Intergal to AmeriKKKan National and Sovereign Character, Unity and Identity as a Divinely-Ordained Peculiar Among the Nations?

Let's hope this puts the matter of Robin Williams' unfortunate suicide to rest: The Marin County, CA Coroner's Office, in its Official Autopsy on the death by self-slaughter of the comedian back in August, hath it that there were no traces of alcohol or narcotic drugs in his system, and that depression aggravated by diagnosis of early-stage Parkinson's disease was the aggravating factor therefor. So much for conservative prolefeeders' insisting that Want of Respect for True Patriot Love Thou Dost in Us Command Aggravated by the Liberal Values of Hollywood (as opposed to the REAL AmeriKKKan Values epitomised by Branson, MO) aggravated the suicidal rush.

Worth thinking about in the face of hyperconservative calls for a New AmeriKKKan-Led Crusade in the Middle East for the Luscious Glory of Bible-Believing Christian Values as the Foundation of Our RepubliKKKan Model of Governance, to be seconded by "Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary, Mediarix of Peace, Mediatrix Between God and Man" (as in the discredited apparitions of Our Lady at Necedah, WI in the summer of 1950), never mind the ultimate fiscal cost to Thy Dear and Lovely Land or her eventual betrayal of sovereignty to the New World Order:

Those of you readers in Great Britain or the Commonwealth countries (especially so Canada, Australia or New Zealand) may be familiar with St. John Ambulance, which provides emergency ambulance services, first-aid service at major events and first aid and disaster relief training. What you may not know is that such is an offshoot of the Hospitalier Order of St. John, whose origins go back to a Jerusalem hospital founded c. 1080 by the monks of the Benedictine Monastery of St. John Latina with a mission to provide hospitality and medical care to sick and injured Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem, without regard to race, colour, faith or financial means. Accounts suggest that the medical care provided by a largely Arab medical staff may have greatly expanded and improved knowledge of medical research in Europe. That very hospital continues today as the St. John's Opthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem, which provides eye surgery and eye-disease treatment. (Some further interesting historical insights on the Order of St. John can be read and downloaded here in PDF format.)

That very order, itself an offshoot of the First Crusade, would eventually evolve into the Sovereign Military Order Hospitaller of St. John of Malta, of Rhodes and Jerusalem (the Order of Malta, for short) ... the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (which administers the St. John's Opthalmic Hospital) ... and a group of four Protestant Orders of St. John (plus four Commanderies of the German Order of St. John) known as the Chivalric Alliance of Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, which have cooperation agreements with the Order of Malta, whose membership is limited to Roman Catholics.

Its mottoes, incidentally, are Pro Fide (For the Faith) and Pro Utilitate Hominum (To Serve Humanity), both of which encapsulate its core beliefs and principles.

(There does happen to be an Order of St. John in the United States; however, its functions are limited principally to fundraising in aid of the Jerusalem eye hospital and humanitarian service work.)

Meanwhile, in light of the preceding, may I ask ye so-called "Christians" where your Bible regards charity to the poor and needy to be apostate and anathema to the One True and Noble Christian Faith, itself a perversion?

So till next time, folks: "73"
(Which, incidentally, was railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "goodbye.")

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