How Stupid Do They Think We Are?-Part II; the un-credible accusation of Russian bounties on Americans in Afghanistan; and how “Big Pharma” gamed two major medical journals to falsely smear HCQ.

The June 29, 2020 Lost Horizons Newsletter

…where real knowledge– and actual solutions– intersect with real Americans!


Hey, People!! Last chance to RSVP for the 13th (and very possibly final) Declaration Day Party, July 4, 2020!!

And, HEY, II! Please don’t just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don’t post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won’t win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.


How Stupid Do They Think We Are?- Part II

Pretty stupid, indeed, it would seem, as the renewed C19 panic-mongering continues…

BY THE END OF THIS PAST JANUARY, AT LEAST, millions of Americans had been exposed to C19. As I have observed in relevant part elsewhere (on April 13):

“Social distancing” did nothing. At least, as far as stemming any spread of infection is concerned. [Same with masks.]

Long before the “six feet away” stuff [or masks] had become a 24/7 shamanistic drumbeat on every mainstream media outlet, Covid-19, purportedly even-more virulent than the flu, must have spread at least as far as had that more mundane, somehow not panic-inducing disease during the same time. Here is what that means:

By March 14 the US CDC estimated 38,000,000 to 54,000,000 cases of flu since October, 2019— just in the USA. The vast majority of those cases began during the same period that Covid-19 had reportedly been active at that point.

Thus, by March 16– BEFORE the “shelter in place” martial law impositions that sprang up like evil liberty, prosperity, and rule-of-law-destroying toadstools– it can confidently be concluded that far more than 36 – 51 million Americans had already been infected with Covid-19.

Understand, during the three month period prior to March 16, fully a billion people flew on airplanes from everywhere to everywhere— including tens of millions to all points in the USA from places like Wuhan, Italy, EVERYWHERE. Eventually there was a limited restriction on entry of travelers from Wuhan put in place, but it didn’t go into effect until January 31, only imposed a 14-day quarantine, and didn’t apply to US citizens or residents.

The next one (limiting entry from travelers from Iran) wasn’t until February 29. A few more concerning travel from certain places in Europe only went into effect March 14 (and another concerning Brazil took effect in late May).

Plainly, late March “shelter in place”, “social distancing” and “masking” edicts and other associated martial law impositions did nothing to mitigate whatever threat “the pandemic” presented. THEY WERE ALL TOO LATE TO KEEP THAT THREAT FROM BEING FULLY REALIZED.

So, with 36 – 51 million C19 cases going by March 16 (again, the day before the “shelter in place” nonsense began)– the bulk of them having run their dire course during the three prior months– how many deaths from C19 purportedly occurred during that period in the USA?


Yes, just 97.

Look at the following table from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (the first column, with the figures in bold, is the only one that counts here):



Russia Paying Taliban To Thwart The “Peace Deal”? Not Likely.

Let’s apply the ancient wisdom of, “Cui bono?”…

IT’S BEEN BREATHLESSLY REPORTED this past weekend that unnamed sources in the “intelligence community” have asserted that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to target American soldiers during the peace talks meant to end the US struggle in that particular Asian quicksand. No evidence to support the assertions has apparently been offered or asked for.

I can’t say this isn’t true, from any personal knowledge; and I can’t say it couldn’t be true. either. Anything is possible, and however much Vladimir Putin has proven himself a world statesman of great stature over the last twenty years, US provocations have been relentless and serious enough to test the character of a saint, much less that of someone responsible for looking out for the interests of his country.

BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT SUCH AN ACT BY RUSSIA would entail considerable downside potential for very little upside. On the other hand, Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin and others of their ilk have a very big downside looming in the prospect of a US withdrawal from the 20-year ordnance-burn gravy-train, and a very big upside on the table both in keeping that withdrawal from happening and in fomenting (or perpetuating) hostility against Russia. The same could be said for any others with an interest in keeping the US encirclement of Iran in place, such as Israel, which certainly would not shrink from a false-flag operation to accomplish that end.

Indeed, the US “intelligence community” itself– also not one to eschew staging a false-flag event– has a definite interest in smearing Russia, as a best-defense-is-a-strong-offense play while its past several years of “Russiagate” fabrications continue to suffer scrutiny. This would be a variation on the Clinton campaign re-direct of attention off the damning content of the DNC emails released by WikiLeaks in 2016 and onto the fictional offense of a Russian “hack” to acquire them.



Other Voices

The “Deadly” Hydroxychloroquine Publishing Scandal

How the world’s top medical journals were cynically exploited by Big Pharma.

SOME GREAT JOURNALISM by Elizabeth Woodworth, with a very important afterword by Yours Truly. Don’t miss any of this, friends. We are not in a time suited to surfing– this is a time calling for serious intake, serious resolution and serious follow-through.

Read carefully, share widely, and stand tall.



And, of course, as always:

Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week!


“I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves…too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: ‘Our country, right or wrong!’ They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: ‘Our country–when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.'”

-Senator Carl Schurz, October 17, 1899


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He Loves Us (Live) · JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise


Artist: J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise – Featured artist: Melissa Bethea = Album: Miracle Worker (Live) – Released: 2019 

He Loves Us

He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves

Everybody sing
He loves us
Oh, how He loves us (Thank You for Your love)
Oh, how He loves us (How He loves)
Oh! How He loves us

He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves

He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves

He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves

He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves


The Importance of Being Teachable 



Matthew 11:27-30


  All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”


Teachable: Does not mean that you must accept every bit of advice

It does not mean passive acceptance of everything you’re told.

Caution: Know your teachers.

You must check what’s being taught against what the rest of the Bible teaches.

Teachable doesn’t mean soft-minded or gullible.

Teachable: Having an attitude of humility and a willingness to accept and apply instruction.

Being teachable is essential because it helps us to better know God and accept and live-out His Word, His ways, and His will.

Hi…it’s Me!


How do we know when the Lord is speaking?

Knowing God’s voice comes from an intimate love relationship with God.

How do we set ourselves up to clearly hear God’s voice?

Take His yoke: a journey with Him, work with Him;

Jesus promises rest for your soul despite life’s struggles and stresses.

God continues, in His sovereignty, to use people to teach His truth.


Teachable Unpacked

To be teachable means to be humble. Are you?

The best learning is done willingly.

A person who’s willing to learn is a good listener. Are you?

Good students are also willing to accept and apply what they’re taught.

Someone who’s teachable takes what is learned and applies it to her/his life (For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;  James 1:23).

You must apply what you learn or it’s just information.


I’m sick of this!

Welcome From Dan

He that conquereth his own soul……

It seems we glamorize anger today. An intelligent person speaking calmly will not be seen on the news tonight, however, an angry lunatic will command attention and be given opportunity to spew accusations and blame.

But anger is not impressive or a compliment to the person’s character. Typically, it’s a cover for some fear or weakness, or a desire to shift responsibility to someone else.

On the Halloween night when Dwight D. Eisenhower was ten years old, his parents let his two older brothers go out for trick-or-treating, but they told Dwight he was too young to be given that privilege. Dwight was crushed. He tried to make a case for why he should be allowed to go as well, pleading and begging with his parents to change their minds. But his brothers went off without him and he was left at home, fuming and angry. As his rage grew, he ran out of the house and starting pounding away at the trunk of an apple tree in their back yard, slamming his fists into the tree until the flesh on his fists was ripped and bleeding.

His father finally pulled him away and sent him to his room, where little Ike sobbed into his pillow, feeling like the whole world was against him.

After about an hour, his mother came into his room and quietly sat down in the rocking chair next to his bed. She rocked without saying anything for some time, and then she began to talk to young Dwight, telling him she was concerned about his anger. She said he could learn to control his temper or his temper would control him. She encouraged him that gaining self-mastery would open doors of opportunity for him that anger never would.

And then Dwight’s mom gave him a piece of wisdom that would guide his life from that moment forward. “He that conquereth his own soul is greater than he who taketh a city,” she told her son, paraphrasing Proverbs 16:32 (“It is better to be slow-tempered than famous; it is better to have self-control than to control an army.”)

“Hating was a futile sort of thing,” she said, “because hating anyone or anything meant that there was little to be gained. The person who had incurred my displeasure probably didn’t care, possibly didn’t even know, and the only person injured was myself.”

As little Dwight’s mother applied salve and bandages to his wounded hands, she gently pointed out that his uncontrolled anger had changed nothing, and only caused damage and injury to himself.

Dwight calmed down and fell asleep.

When he was 76 years old, in writing his autobiography, Eisenhower reflected: “I have always looked back on that conversation as one of the most valuable moments of my life.”

The next time you find yourself in the middle of an angry outburst, or seething at an unfair event, or ready to give somebody a piece of your mind, just ask yourself: Is this actually making me feel better? Is this actually going to change any of the circumstances I wish were gone? Is this really the life I want?

Philosophers tell us that every time you get angry, a little life leaves your body. A medical study has shown the most common factor for susceptibility to illness is our level of internal stress.

Circumstances may not be to our liking. You may lose your job or experience a business failing through no fault of your own. You know the politicians are making stupid decisions and things are happening around you that are just not fair. History is being shaped by forces beyond your control. But your mind and your spirit – those are yours. You must protect those.

Try to remember little Ike when you find yourself getting mad. Anger is not impressive or tough – it’s a mistake. It might even be a trap someone has set for you to walk into.

“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart, intelligence and goodness, shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.”

– Martin Luther King Jr