Do your own research. Make up your own mind. Think for yourself.

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24 thoughts on “Do your own research. Make up your own mind. Think for yourself.”

  1. This is fantastic! Sending a link to my husband for an easy Christmas present! Merry Christmas to you to Sharyl! We appreciate all that you do! Would love to have some of these as bumper stickers or magnets, too.

  2. Sharyl,

    [[ Might wish to remove this, re marketing concerns ]]

    Consider inviting you readers
    to submit Mug-Message
    ideas—using a copyright-
    release permission page.

    Here’s one suggestion/
    category :


    First line :

    — Novel Idea for Our Time —

    Message :

    Thou Shalt Not Steal !

    – Just a Suggestion for SMASHERS & GRABBERS –


    My below list of “suggestions”
    had been posted on Alexandra’s

    Forwarded Message :

    Public Schools are PREPPING Kids for
    —by Hiding or Deriding the Ten :

    1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me
    [[ ACLU : Worship, say, Satan ! ]]
    2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    [[ ACLU : Carve/Sculpture animal icons for “protection” ]]
    3 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD in vain
    [[ ACLU : Cuss/Swear with abandon, everywhere ]]
    4. Keep the sabbath day holy
    [[ ACLU : Commit Satanic/Unholy acts on holy days ]]
    5. Honor thy father and mother
    [[ ACLU : Disobey/Name-Call Mom and Dad ]]
    6. Thou shalt not kill
    [[ ACLU : Practice Killing , firstly, via video games, then… ]]
    7. Thou shalt not commit adultery
    [[ ACLU : Cheat whenever a more sexy/alluring person arrives ]]
    8. Thou shalt not steal
    [[ ACLU : Steal via clever, hidden ways—or just Smash & Grab ]]
    9. Thou shalt not bear false witness
    [[ ACLU : Lie, then keep compounding it ]]
    10. Thou shalt not covet
    [[ ACLU : Sneak/Plan to acquire, say, your neighbor’s spouse ]]


  3. This Article posted here Reminds me of things ( Principles in rights ) this Country was founded on and to ponder about ? Example current Times debate = The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties holds a hearing on civil asset forfeiture reform ? = Are we to believe and Ponder on removing the Statue of A Women with with a blind fold covering her eye’s, Holding up the equal scales of Justice ? And replace that statue with that of one with the self Notions of Trickery deceptions of any current or future political party or parties, esculating from the idea’s of the Founding fathers solid idea’s written in stone ??? Further thought = We should remain with other past solid statement idea’s of Abraham Lincoln, that All men all equal and with other principles by the constituition rights and not ponder with the politics idea’s of a Few !

    1. Or maybe a Bill of Rights board game? Where you advance (or retreat) for knowing facts about the Constitution/Bill of Rights.

  4. I think the expression “Think for Yourself” has been traced back to the 16th century Sufi mystic, Baba Ganoush.

  5. Particularly regarding Covid and the Covid vaccines, the left has mocked the idea of “doing your own research,” by claiming that this implies that we claim to be highly-trained scientists with our own private labs.

    This typically snarky approach is intended to shame us into compliance with whatever they – Democrats, corporate media and Fauci – demand of us. Of course, the left’s claim is ridiculous, since “doing one’s own research” simply means listening to the competing claims of various experts and familiarizing ourselves with the numerous studies that are being done both here and abroad. It also means being exposed to news accounts from other countries, accounts which often do not find their way into our own media complex.

    The censorship of the MSM and Big Tech have reached the point where “doing our own research” is an absolute necessity if we want to get the whole picture on most important topics.

  6. Hi Sharyl, check out as another place to list your podcasts. It looks to be a solid open source to list podcasts to help combat “big tech”. I’m recommending all podcasts I listen to check it out and get added to their index. Thanks!

  7. Welcome to Freedom, Sharyl

    you cannot be a part of this “Stakeholder” system unless you “toe the mark and walk the line”: absolute loyalty to their leadership is mandatory

  8. Hi Sharyl,
    I’m putting my comment here because there’s not a related article on your site.

    People have been paying a lot of attention to Bill Gates’ investment in and promotion of vaccines and the handling of the pandemic over the past two years, but I haven’t seen much coverage of the other things he’s been involved in, eg
    Did people know that Bill Gates was building a nuclear power plant in Wyoming? Holy Cow. This one slipped by me:
    Bill Gates, Warren Buffett building nuclear reactor in coal-rich Wyoming
    Also, is nuclear power considered green (no carbon) or not green (Fukishima, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl)?

    As of 2021 Gates was the biggest private owner of US farmland, and through his foundation he appears to have control of the world’s seeds:

    “Farmers’ seed heritage was held in the private seed banks of CGIAR, a consortium of 15 international agricultural research centers, controlled by the World Bank, the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, as well as of course the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), which since 2003, has poured more than $720 million into the CGIAR centres. CGIAR gene banks presently manage 768,576 accessions of farmer’ seeds. Taken together, CGIAR gene banks represent the largest and most widely used collections of crop diversity in the world.[3]”

    Bill seems to expect that he will have a say in how the world is run, and people seem to continually meet his expectations (Oh, but Omicron– you escaped his grasp, you rascal!). He’s been quite busy in the food and energy sectors while everyone else has been trapped at home, masked and panicked. Will he jump into crypto currency next?

    “Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.”
    — Henry Kissinger

    Doin’ my own research, thinkin’ for myself ;-)

    all best,


      “IBM again approached Bill Gates. Gates in turn approached Seattle Computer Products. There, programmer Tim Paterson had developed a variant of CP/M-80 . . . The system was initially named “QDOS” (Quick and Dirty Operating System), before being made commercially available as 86-DOS. Microsoft purchased 86-DOS, allegedly for $50,000. This became Microsoft Disk Operating System, MS-DOS, introduced in 1981.”

      I am a 15-year veteran of Silicon Valley. I was there. Yes, I knew Steve Jobs, Steve Wosniak, and many others. It was a fairly tight-knit community back then.

      Bill Gates did not write MS-DOS. He had nothing to do with the graphical user interface, the mouse, the Internet development, or the invention of the browser. Bill Gates did not make Bill Gates rich; IBM did. When their personal computer took off all Bill Gates (with Paul Allen) had to do was to deliver a “master floppy” with a bootable MSDOS on it and sit back and watch the money roll in.

      Mr Gates is not the tech wizard the main stream media wants to tout. He doesn’t even have a college degree. Gates was simply a beneficiary of unique circumstances (and stupid IBM management decisions). Yes, I worked for them too.

  9. The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
    Josh Billings

    The mosquito that buzzest loudest, gets swatted first
    Anonymous (censored)

  10. Thank you Sharyl for your tireless work in investigating what seems to be never-ending serial atrocities; from Fast and Furious to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve used my training in Computer and Data science to sift through various data sources, from experts with proven track records to data from the government itself. It is interesting that a simple count of vaccine death patterns found in the FDA VAERS ( database is all one needs to know that something is very wrong with the COVID-19 vaccines.

    Please keep doing what you do best. It is appreciated.

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