Friday, September 19, 2008

143 Days of experience of Obama

You couldn't become

district manager,
chief of surgery,
a school superintendent,
a Colonel in the US military,
the nightly news anchor,
or a CEO of a large Fortune 500 company

after only 143 days of experience!!

But Senator Obama thinks he can become the US President with that amount of time in the senate.

Why?

Because he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

How long do we have?

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government."

"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."

"From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years" "During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. from bondage to spiritual faith;

2. from spiritual faith to great courage;

3. from courage to liberty;

4. from liberty to abundance;

5. from abundance to complacency;

6. from complacency to apathy;

7. from apathy to dependence;

8. from dependence back into bondage"

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St.Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29
Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..." Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's popula tion already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message. If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Eye for an eye, or tooth for a tooth, but I say ....

Went to my nephew's birthday party yesterday and my Dad stated that it was really bad that we're spending all of this money on Defense which could go to education and health issues instead. I stated that we'd all love to do this, but we can't redirect that money UNTIL we have peace and the only way we can have peace is having a strong defense. One day we will, and here's how I come to this conclusion.

Today's Our Daily Bread talks about "An Eye for an Eye, and a Tooth for a Tooth" and how in an inner city Pastor suggests that some people change that phrase to say "Two eyes for one eye," or taking revenge for any hurt that you might have felt. While most people might agree, the real reason for the "two eyes" is that you want to prevent the other person from EVER bothering you again, hence the overkill in seeking justice.

But let's take a look at this. Any "Eye for an Eye" really means that you get equal "compensation" for any wrong that you've been done to as the victim, but this also means that you have to have the "Rule of Law" and mass education of all of the people that this is what is going to be done in certain circumstances. The Jews as a nation do this as a rule, but in some countries this may not be the case both in mass education and in the rule of good laws.

What most people do when they move from "an eye for an eye" to "two eyes for an eye" is no longer justice but revenge. God has always said that only He will compensate revenge while we can only look for justice.

However, when you have "I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also." and you tell the person in today's world to do this, you're telling them a lie!! Let me explain.

The Gospels in the Bible are 90% of today's Christians as what today's Christians are suppose to do, this is hogwash!! From a Theological point of view, look at the tone of three different areas of the Bible concerning justice and the handling of disputes, etc: the Old Testament, the Gospels and Revelation 20 in the New Testament, and the rest of the New Testaments from Acts to Jude, not including some parts of Revelation, but as a whole include Revelation with the Gospels. What do you find? Especially between the OT and the Gospels what do you find?

You find that the tone of justice in the Gospels is much harsher in for everyday life toward each other and the details with which we're "all accountable" toward others. You go from "eye for an eye" to "turn the other cheek" when seeking justice. But how is this possible? How can you move from one approach to the other?

You move to this position because there is a stronger and more specific "Rule of Law" that EVERYONE in the world is abiding by. When is this applied? This tougher rule of law is ONLY applied during the Millennial Reign of Christ in the Gospels and in Revelation 20. If you study all of the Millennial Scriptures in the Bible you'll see that there will be perfect peach because of this new "Rule of Law" and justice, but it can NEVER be applied to us today. (Most Christians are familiar with the Scripture "the lamb shall lie down with the lion" which give you the picture of how the Millennium will be characterized. This is why most Christians are upset by things, they've been taught wrong Biblical truths and when to apply them to their circumstances.

So how does this tougher "Rule of Law" pertain to Theology? We're going to have perfect peace, prosperity, and our environment will be perfect in this world, but in the end people will rise up once more to try and defeat Jesus Christ. Why? Because even with perfect peace and prosperity for 1000 years the end of the Millennium will show that this is not the answer to people's problems, but faith in Jesus Christ as a personal Lord and Savior is the only answer for each person. Even with the Thousand Year Reign of Christ will not change people hearts about Him even though the external will be for everyone to view, but only the Holy Spirit will change people once they recognize that they need Him as their Savior. While those of us still in this Church Age have NOT seen Jesus Christ, we believe the Bible and have become Christians WITHOUT seeing Him, In the MIllennium we'll ALL see Jesus Christ and know Him, but some will NOT trust Him which is why there is the a Last Rebellion in Revelation 20:7-9 with probably millions or even billions of people on "the Great Plain" of the earth (And for those liberals that are worried about Global warming, God will take care of it all.)

So, the application of the Gospel's "turn the other cheek" is not for today, but only "an eye for an eye" UNTIL the new age begins, which is getting closer and closer to my day and time.

Are you ready for:

1. The Rapture, the taking out of all of the Christians,
2. The 7 Years of Tribulation, where all Hell will break loose here in earth and over half of the world's population will be killed.
3. Battle of Armageddon, where all of the non-believers in Christ will be killed and sent to Hell, to begin a new age with only believers where perfect peace will reign called
4. The Millennium Reign of Christ, one thousand years of peace, followed by
5. The Last Rebellion,
6. And a New Heaven and a New Earth.

Jesus Christ does not want you to lose an opportunity here. Trust Him as your Savior, you'll be glad you did.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Theodore Roosevelt's view of what it means to be an American

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

You can see more details as to what he was thinking in the article Sole Loyalty where you get a much better idea as to what we an American should be doing today.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Fallacy of Grievance-based Terrorism

The article The Fallacy of Grievance-based Terrorism goes into detail of what happened to American AFTER the revolution. While the Revolution solved the ground war in America, the Barbary Wars from the late 1700's into the early 1800's all of the American President's had to deal with the Islamic pirates that terrorized the open seas. Here is the clincher to the article:

"The Barbary conflict was the beginning of continuous U.S. interaction with the Muslim Near and Middle East. While Jefferson and Madison believed that a continuous U.S. military presence in the Mediterranean was necessary to protect U.S. national interests, in 1831, President Andrew Jackson secured a treaty of amity and free trade with the Ottoman Empire leading the secretary of the navy to report seven years later that it was no longer necessary to keep a U.S. fleet in the Mediterranean.[18] Three years after Washington withdrew the squadron, Ottoman privateers began raiding U.S. shipping, forcing the reconstitution of the fleet after the U.S. Civil War."

So, what do you think President Bush is doing? What do you think the potential Presidential candidates will be promising? What do the American people think, if they understand what we're up against, and will they do anything?

Only time will tell, but I think the American people will not be too concerned about it, to our peril.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech, March 23rd, 1775

Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty or give me Death" speech is something which should be read by every student in today's high school and "compare and contrast" what was happening then and what is happening how. Here's but a snippet:

"But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings."

Read it and learn what our founding fathers were up against. This will get more and more intense because the end of the Church Age is fast coming to a close. The Muslims are getting more emboldened and will continue until they are decimated by Jesus Christ in the Battle of Armageddon while trying to snuff out Israel.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Firearms Refresher Course

My sister sent this to me and I thought it was appropriate to post, whoever wrote it, I'll point it to your site if you let me know. Here you go.

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c)1791. All Rights Reserved.
11. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the gun control laws we already have; don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

'Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.' - Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Muslims in American History: the Early Years of America

As one who has a degree in History, I find it interesting that I was rarely taught about some of these things, but it is never too late to learn something new. As you'll see from the Wall Builders web site that the Muslims of the day of our Founding Fathers had to pay them money to keep them from attacking us, but eventually American had to do something else, and I quote:

"Jefferson, determined to end the two-decades-old terrorist attacks, selected General William Eaton (Adams’ Consul to Tunis) and elevated him to the post of “U. S. Naval Agent to the Barbary States,” with the assignment to lead an American military expedition against the four terrorist nations. Using the new American Navy built under Adams, Eaton transported the U. S. Marines overseas; and when the offending nations found themselves confronted by imminent American military action, all but Tripoli backed down.

General Eaton therefore led a successful military campaign against Tripoli that freed captured seaman and crushed the terrorist forces. After four years of fighting, in 1805 Tripoli signed a treaty on America’s terms, thus ending their terrorist aggressions.

There you have it, the answer to our situation here and now. Now I know why the Marines sing "to the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli." It gives new meaning to the words

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Iraqi Islamic Party: “Al Qaeda is Defeated”

You heard it correctly!!! But you won't hear it on the MSM these days. And I quote, "another member of the Iraqi Islamic Party said that al Qaeda has changed its strategy now that fomenting civil war between Sunni and Shia has backfired. Al Qaeda has shifted targets, now trying to generate friction between tribes. This time, however, the tribes are onto the game early, and they are not playing."

This is great to hear, now if only the Democrats would hear about what's working, oh, that's right, they're going to keep up the "failure" of President Bush, but once the word gets out the Democrats will lose.

Another quote, "Speaking through an interpreter at a 31 October meeting at the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in downtown Baghdad, Sheik Omar said that al Qaeda had been “defeated mentally, and therefore is defeated physically,” referring to how clear it has become that the terrorist group’s tactics have backfired."

Now peaceful Muslims will now have a chance at building their own version of democracy, just like we've done. Good for them, hurrah for Iraq!!!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

President Roosevelt's Prayer on D-Day

As located here, here is President Roosevelt's prayer that he read on the radio as the troops were invading France on D-Day. But for those that don't want to head over to this link, here's the text:

"My Fellow Americans:

Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

Thy will be done, Almighty God.

Amen."

Franklin D. Roosevelt - June 6, 1944

How many today would be taken to court for what he said then?

Thursday, May 31, 2007

President Bush is right, terrorism/violence is coming to the US

Here's a quote of this article:

War is coming to Tucson

You are not going to like what I have to say today. But it must be said, out loud. People are whispering about it now, but if we don’t face up to it, it will only get worse.

The violent incident in Cananea, Sonora, has hit the consciousness of Tucson squarely between the eyes. Northern Mexico is in a state of war. Who is fighting? That’s hard to say. Officially, it is the drug- and people-traffickers against each other and the government. But in Mexico, you can’t tell the players even with a program. You cannot assume the police or the Army are loyal to their commands. Many are working on their own.

In case you were out of town two weeks ago, about 50 armed men drove into Cananea and killed five policemen and two other residents. The men fled into the hills with police and soldiers in pursuit. In subsequent gunfights, 16 more were killed.

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel announcement saying narcotics-related “violence by criminal elements affects many parts of the country.”


This is with Mexico, but the same thing could happen with Al-Qaiada at some point coming across the same border.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Why we're losing the War at Home, too!

And I quote from the article:

Composed of mostly Salvadorans and other Central Americans—many of them undocumented—the gang has a uniquely international profile, with an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 members in 33 states in the United States (out of more than 700,000 gang members overall), and tens of thousands more in Central America. It's considered the fastest-growing, most violent and least understood of the nation's street gangs—in part because U.S. law enforcement has not been watching as closely as it might have. As authorities have focused their attention on the war against terrorism, MS-13 has proliferated.

The rise of violence in the world means that the End of the Church Age is near and the Rapture is getting closer!!

What does torture look like by Al-Qaida in Iraq

When you hear all of the Liberals in American saying how we're torturing our enemy, you get a different picture when you see what Al-Qaida is doing with Iragi's. Beware, these pictures are graphic and disgusting, but are needed to be displayed so that the moonbats of the Left can see we don't do these things.

Leadership: why we're losing the War

When you read Col. Hunt's first article you get the sense that all is not well with our military. When you read his second article you see that he's right, and all of Al-Qaida is reading this and laughing all the way to the IED storehouse.

I agree with his last comment in his last article:

We once had a president who got it; his name was Lincoln. He got fed up with the Union Army and fired a bunch of senior generals. He hired a drunk by the name of Grant, a man who was not even in the Army at the time, but who knew how to lead and how to be brutal when necessary. This was a man who knew how to win. Lincoln’s advisors told him, “Mr. President do you know that you just hired a drunk?” Lincoln said, “Find out what he is drinking, and give it to the other generals.”

Now, that my friends is leadership and we need it both in the military and the White House.


So true, so true!!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

After Pelosi’s Syria Visit, Dissidents Cower

And I quote part of the full article here:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Syria last month, and the related question of whether or not the U.S. should formally re-engage this Baathist republic, remains as controversial a topic on the streets of Damascus as it was in the days afterwards among Beltway bloggers. And, perverse as it may seem to some American liberals, it is the Syrians who are most sympathetic to their progressive values who have been most critical of Ms. Pelosi’s attempts to begin a dialogue with Syria’s government.

Basically, she's made matter worse in SPITE of what she thought!! But will she see the error of her ways? I don't think so. The elitism of Left basically states "Don't confuse me with the facts!"

“So much of Syria’s opposition was against Pelosi’s visit, against the E.U.’s talks with the regime,” Mr. al-Bunni explained. “They believe that these offers of friendship strengthen the regime and increase its totalitarian tendencies, and they’re angry.

And so should WE BE!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The undoing of America from within

Read the loonnnggg article here.

It should be obvious by this point that there is and was enough known about the financing and characters involved at the highest levels of the Islamic Society of Boston that a reasonable man acting prudently would be compelled to look closer at this group, their connections, and their financing.

And that’s just what was done. And when those reasonable people found themselves disturbed by what they had found and began speaking out about it, they found themselves silenced by a lawsuit, their personal lives violated by subpoenas and their private emails exposed to the world.

“The intolerant export-version of Wahhabi Islam, driven by petrodollars, has made itself a scourge the world over.”

...

"If a truly moderate, reformed version of Islam is to emerge in the West, it won’t come through funding from the Near East, and it will happen because ordinary Americans insist that emerging institutions and organizations are compatible on a deep level with American values, not simply using the trappings of the Enlightenment West — our tolerance, our courts, our freedom of speech and association — to subvert those very things that make us great.

And it won’t happen if ordinary Americans are afraid to speak for fear of financial and personal ruin at the hands of malicious court filings."


Some Muslims from Saudi Arabia are using our courts to keep us quiet about their wrongs.

Friday, May 11, 2007

A real Iraqi discusses American Politics

Here's the first two paragraphs:

I wasn't surprised when I saw Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appear on Al Jazeera to announce America's defeat last week, not long after U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did. Zawahiri claims Al Qaeda has won, and Reid claims America has lost.

But from here in Baghdad, I see only a war that's still raging - with no victory in sight for Al Qaeda or any other entity. In fact, I see Al Qaeda on the ropes, losing support among my fellow Iraqis.


Again, you won't hear of it anywhere in the MSM.

Here's the writer's blog

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Arab Countries $3 Trillion investment will be destroyed!!

This is being reported today:

"Estimate: Through 2020, Arab Countries Will Invest $3 Trillion

An international study carried out by Global Futures and Foresight estimate that the Arab countries will invest $3 trillion in tourism and in the air traffic industry through 2020.

Elsewhere in the daily, Syria's tourism minister said his country will need to invest $15 billion in the tourism industry through 2012. He said Syrian income from tourism in 2006 amounted to $2.8 billion, and the number of tourists had reached 3.1 million, in addition to another one million tourists of Syrian origin."

Source: Al-Hayat, London, May 2, 2007

How is this known?

Read in the Bible Revelation 16:17-21

Do I like this fact that this will happen? No, but that's not what I am suppose to do. It's to point out what WILL happen and to show that you don't have to go through this time.

John 3:16-19 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil."

Monday, April 30, 2007

A view of Christian Martyrdom, a stark contrast to Islamic martyrdom

As it is reported by the Voice of the Martyrs web site regarding the three Christians that were tortured for over three hours to include being stabbed over a hundred times or more each as well as "gutted" by their assailants.

“Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” (Rev. 2: 8-11)

Pray that God will use the testimony of our brothers, who were faithful until death, to build His Kingdom!!

Iran versus Israel, comparing Hitler with Iran and North Korea

When you see 150,000 women have been targeted by the "clothing police" in Iran whereas at the U.N. they're bashing Israel because of their stance on Palestine and the violence toward israel. It makes you wonder that "right" has now become "wrong" and wrong has become right.

However, if you look at Germany when Hitler was in power you see similar banning certain literature and proposing more of the same in order to pursue the "excellence" of Germany. Iran is doing the same thing, but in the name of Islam. Iran is getting closer and closer to North Korea's totalitarian regime's complete control over the population without the freedom each of us so deperately need.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Iraq is lost!! I don't think so!!!!!

I read this on the Internet all day long, but all of the MSMs are spreading nothing but scat.

The tide is turning.

But this really hurts the efforts of those there.

And of course you read this and again get the real deal.

And here for more info about turning the tide.

But based on a previous post, here's what COULD happen if we continue to listen and follow the Democrats.

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana, "The Life of Reason"

Kevin

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hypocrisy of the Democrats: the results of their "Plans"

Another article that won't make it in the MSM's web sites of various outlets of "news". A snippet:

Why are the Democratic Party, the mainstream press, the human rights groups, the UN leadership and the "social justice" crowd currently pushing policy that virtually guarantees an Iraq genocide? Are they not familiar with what transpired after the US abandoned South Vietnam to the communists? Can they not see that their cries for US withdrawal threaten to take Iraq to the same places as the killing fields of Cambodia and Bosnia and Rwanda?

As one with a degree in History, there is an oft paraphrased quote that I'd like to post in it's entirety:

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

You can read the accurate quote of a scanned image of page 284 of George Santayana's book "The Life of Reason"

It's nice to get accurate once in a while.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

“No Substitute for Victory” article

When you read this article “No Substitute for Victory” The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism by John Lewis you get a real analysis of the thing going on in Iraq and worldwide. As Lewis points out:

If it is true that the majority of Middle Eastern people want a decent free life for themselves—as the vast majority of Japanese did after August, 1945—then they will rejoice over the excision of Totalitarian Islam from their midst. They will cheer for the freedom to make their own decisions about their own lives. They will react as the Japanese did—by embracing a constitutional government that renounces war, by purging state religion from the schools, by excising militarism from the media, and by building corporations rather than suicide cults. But if they do not, the unconditional surrender of Islamic Totalitarianism must be taken to mean its political defeat: There will be no negotiations over the place of Islam in government, for it has no such place.

But as the Bible points out, the things that are converging toward the "End of the Church Age" will enbolden the Totaliarian (including Islamic) countries in an all out war against the US and Israel where the world will be against them and all will come against Israel and will seem like Israel will be ground into the dust forever, but will be graciously and mightilyl saved by God Himself to show His Wonder against these enemies.

Read the book of Revelation in the Bible, since most of the book is about the 7 Tribulation years, you had better read it standing up and take notice.

Al Sharpton's real image: hypocrite and NOT a Reverend

Which church does Reverand Al Sharpton belong to? While he may be ordained as a preacher, he's not following the Bible or Jesus that I know. But I understand why he may be doing the things he's doing: inciting negative images to invoke change. But as most Bible scholars know, you don't change from the outside in, you change from the inside out!! Changing from the outside is is being religious, changing from the inside out is being a Christian believer!!

Update #1:

Here's a great commentary

Jason Whitlock About Imus on YouTube

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What the troops now see with the Dems in power?

When you read this article you get the real reason why the troops are getting worried, and the Democrats think they've got it "in the bag," damn the troops and "we're heading for the election of 2008!"

So the Democrats are not really for the troops, the troops are only their pawns in their chess game for the 2008 election. What fools they are.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Fauxtography of the Brit Soldiers


Ok, it's not too much on the blogsphere, but here are a few pictures of the fauxtography of a few pictures of the British soldiers. Notice the cropped pictures and the one bloke on the right that shows his reverse peace sign that in England is the F*** Y** sign. Here's the original picture of the Brits. Notice the "upset" Brits on the right as well as the hand of the British lady's fingers.






Here's another picture, but it's been cropped by someone using Photoshop.












Here's another one that has not been cropped as close that the last one






But here's the picture of the REAL story. Notice the blokes hand with the reverse "peace sign" of two fingers!

You can find the reference to these pictures here and here for more info.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone BONKERS!!

Isn't it just like a Democrat who does not understand one thing, but parades around as if they do. Look at this commentary "Has Pelosi Gone Bonkers?" and see if you don't agree!! And she was elected by San Francisco!!

Bonkers is right in this case.

But here are the real reasons why Pelosi is bonkers.

Old Hollywood versus the New Hollyweird

When you read this article entitle "Hollywood, Then & Now - Actors in Military Service", if you've got some class, your stomach should be growling right after you read it because of the lack of BALLS by those around you who won't step up to the bar and make some noise.

Couple this attitude with the general "latte laughing" Americans, it's no wonder we've got our head in the sand regarding these threats.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Bible is scientifically accurate, again!!

The History Channel has a program called The Exodus Decoded which time stamps the Biblical version of the Exodus by Moses and gives scientific evidence of what the Bible claims as fact. What this evidence now does is confirm, once again, that the Bible is 100% accurate and believeable and is NOT to be taken lightly.

If the Exodus story is true, what about the book of Revelation then?

The choice is up to you, but I would surely gather some time and determine now before it's too late and the Rapture occurs and leaves you behind.

And this is not an April Fool's Joke!!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wireless Security: the straight scoop!!

When it comes to wireless security and you visit to see 70% of the over 9,000,000 unsecured wireless access points around the world. But what are users suppose to do?

See here for more information

Now let me see what I need to do to my WAP?

MSM killer app among us?

Since the release of Apple TV we've got a number of analysts that are discussing the disruptiveness of new technologies. Once such person wrote about where the Apple TV fits into the content and broadband pipeline. Very interesting thoughts and analysis. With the end result that the MSM will die a slow death!

I love disruptive technologies.

But ......

The MSM will look for a way to "lock in" viewers to control what we see and when.

But ....

Disruptive technologies are here to stay!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Child Martyr or Child Abuse?


How does this picture of a little girl wrapped in camo dress and a bomb vest strike you?

Monday, March 19, 2007

What does "Supporting the Troops Mean?"

What do you think Support the Troops mean to you?

Thomas Sowell does an excellent job of getting through the thick of things.

Having served in the USAF for 13 years, supporting the troops is about not undercutting their efforts or handcuffing them so that they can't win!! Winning shortens any war not matter what war you're waging.

"Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country." General George Patton

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Personal Opinion in Public Policy

Ok, now I've heard it all. Sen. Clinton now states that personal opinions should not affect public policy

Here's Sen. Clinton's comments: "I disagree with what he said and do not share his (Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's controversial comment) view, plain and simple" and "It is inappropriate to inject such personal views into this public policy matter, especially at a time in which there are young men and women in such grave circumstances in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and around the world"
What a load of crap!!

First, you are ALWAYS going to get personal views injected into public policy ANYTIME you discuss any topic, so now is as good a time as any.

And, by the way, personal opinion will always affect public policy no matter when or where you define it, so this is a load of crap!!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Terrorist "Dry Runs" on US airlines just the tip of the iceberg of things to come!!

When you read Terrorists “Dry Runs” Keep Coming at Us, DHS Confirms by Annie Jacobson you get a cold chill up your neck, but that's only if you aren't aware of what's going on and are keeping your head under the sand. But then, as a Christian that knows that the "End of the Church Age is near!!" is really what this is all about based on numerous Bible verses that outline these things will happen and increase in intensity, duration, and number in the World.

Only a few numbers of Christians believe that things are getting so bad that "The End of This Age is Near!!" and believe that the last few years after 9/11 that this is a wakeup call for Believers to announce these issues just like Noah did. Most of those that lived during his time did not believe him and perished with the rising tide of the world wide flood. Then the whole world was devasted by the Flood, but after the Rapture most of the world will be killed by a number of catastophes.

The Church Age is nearing it's end, It could end tomorrow, next week, next year, or even in the next 20 years or so, but you can not deny that things are "lining up" for the Rapture to occur.

Are you a believer? You need to be so you can miss out on this terrible ending of this age. God Loves You.!!! Read John 3:16.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Making Lemonade from Lemons, or Manure from Scat

This Mini-Microsoft, Steve Jobs' Secret Diary, and a Potential New YouTube is one of the most appropriate approach to employees that I see most managers need to get a grip with:

If there is criticism, there must be actionable recommendations. I actually think "Mini-Microsoft," in general, does a rather nice job of this. The author does seem to generally consider the implications of what he is criticizing and discusses action items. In most cases, when I see posts like this, they are constant rants. Rants are just annoying, and I've never seen them accomplish much of anything.

To any executives who, rightly, are incredibly concerned about this practice: Having employees who care enough about a company to actually and consistently put their jobs at risk is incredibly rare, and having someone who appears to have the actual breadth of knowledge and capability to do this well is rarer still. I know, because I used to run teams that were supposed to be made up of folks like this -- and let me tell you, they are both really hard to find and incredibly valuable.

Chances are, anyone doing something like this right now will eventually get fired. Were that individual embraced instead -- sanctioned, but then given a more appropriate and effective podium -- I think her or she could make a huge positive contribution. The lesson for management is this: Don't lose an important asset simply because you can't find or use it properly -- or because you have your head up your ass.

This is about making a difference, and that goal should be top and center for executives and managers as well as the grunts who actually do the work.


As I see it, it's about trying to make a difference in where you work, not entrenchment to keep your job or anyone elses. It's about moving your business forward solving business problems that your customers bring to you.

But here's the crux: There are three ways advice is received: taken, pondered and acted upon; ignored; or fought. An employee blog can fix the "ignored" problem, but because executives resent the method, the blog may set up barriers to improvement -- blocking employees who are trying to do the same things by conventional means.

The real question, especially if there is a blog about a certain situation is why? The reason: No one in leadership is listening!! Or if they are, they have not communicated what they WILL do about it or setting up a priority of getting things fixed.

It's not different than the Walter Reed Hospital care, or for that matter care-less!! It's about the process, stupid!! It's about listening to your customer!!! It's about leadership owning the problems and the top of the leadership not creating an atmosphere of fear is problems are uncovered by those below.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Christians and their tools on Macs

OK, here's a beginning of a listings of a number of Christian and Mac related links.

1. Here's a reference aritcle concerning Greek and Hebrew LaTeX on Mac OS X
2. Here's a site concerning The XeTeX typesetting system
3. How about a free web site called The Blue Letter Bible that has free information and will never charge for what is available. I love the Greek and Hebrew linkages concerning the Bible information.
4. How about another free site of Biblical information called BibleNet that has a lot of info for sermons.
5. THE BEST Bible software for the Mac Accordance Bible Software
6. The Christian Mac Users Group
7. Go to Version Tracker for the most up to date software about the Bible.

Hope you enjoy these, I'll update and I find things.

Update #1: See Christian Web Masters where "Christian-Web-Masters is a place to fire the imaginations and the passions of Christian web masters, organizations, and churches with a vision for the web and cyberminstry." That says it all.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Christians: Called to be Squatters, Sin Less, or Sinless

When it comes to being a Christian, there are really three views of being one: being Carnal, Mature, or Arrogant. These three views are based on three perspectives on our lives concerning sin:

Carnal (Squatter) - dwelling in our sins.
Mature (Sin Less) - dealing with our sins.
Arrogant (Sinless) - denying our sins.

Now let's take a look at these three perspectives.

The difference between the Carnal and the Mature is the fact that the Carnal Christian has NOT come to the point of realizing they've been forgiven versus the Mature Christian acknowledges and confesses their sins and moves on. The Carnal Christian for whatever reason either has not been told that their sins are forgiven or does not believe their sins are forgiven. A Carnal Christian is a Squatter, which by definition is "a person who unlawfully occupies an uninhabited building or unused land", but in the Carnal Christian's perspective they are mentally in a place where they are "legally" not suppose to be. The Carnal Christian's verse to get our of their situation is Phl 3:13 - "Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of {it} yet; but one thing {I do:} forgetting what {lies} behind and reaching forward to what {lies} ahead,"

For the difference between both the Mature and Arrogant it boils down to two perspectives: either I sin less or I'm sinless. The difference between being sinless and sin less is that the Mature person that sins less has not reached perfection while the Arrogant, by virture of their position as a Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, believe they are sinless, i.e. they believe they don't sin. Sinless perfection is "I don't sin!" whereas the sin less means I don't sin as much as the Carnal Christian, but I still sin and I have to watch out that I don't fall into the trap of thinking I'll sin no more. The Arrogant ones who believe they don't sin believe in this is a boat load of hogwash! The verse for the arrogant is Pro 16:19 - "It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud."

You can tell if someone is mature or not, if they leave an organization, church, business, or even an event of some sort and people miss them! As watching T.D Jakes today he states from his Mom that if you go to someones house for a visit you need to be missed because you've ADDED something to their life! You have not been a sponge and been there only for the taking. If you feel depleted, then those around you have only taken and have not contributed back.

So, which are you? A squatter, sin less, or sinless?

Friday, February 16, 2007

This is how we should support our troops!!!

After reading the last post, I thought I'd tell you what you SHOULD do.

When you see this video clip you'll notice that the troops do NOT act like what my previous post aritcle author had stated about our troops. Now where do you see anything like, it's like night and day. While on a occasion you make see a service member milk something like this for all it's worth, most do not.

As I sit here on a deserved day off, I can use this time to acknowledge some things regarding getting support. It's might be a long way around, but you'll see how it ends, so bear with me.

My sister, Jill, teaches high schools civics in Denver and she does a fantastic job of it. In fact, she was nominated for an award that the Daughers of the American Revolution gives to outstanding civic teachers. While she did not make the cut she still is outstanding in my book.

Another time just recently my sister Jill put together a Colorado Supreme Court event at her school that is recorded here and here concerning her event. Basically the Court showed up at her school and presented two real cases in front of the kids to show them how things are done. I was not able to make it but it was a sight to be hold for sure. More accolades for my sister were shown when they gave her a memento for her work. Good on ya, Sis!!!! You always make me proud!!

But by far the greatest thing my sister has done, at least from a personal perspective, was when I had a day off and her high school had a Veterans Day event she invited me to attend which the kids put on. They did a really outstanding job with the production. But either I forgot or she did not mention to me was that near the end they called out to each of the service veterans that were in attendance and asked them to come down and stand behind their respective flags of their services when they were called out. I was not expecting it at all, but when they finally called my service, the Air Force, I had a grin on my face as I walked down the bleecher steps and onto the basketball court to take my place behind the young person dressed the Air Force's military uniform and flag and the other AF vets. Needless to say, when all of the services were called the kids gave us a standing ovation for our service.

As I took in their clapping of thanks in a heart felt stride I looked around to see all of their faces and then caught my sisters face. She was wiping tears from her eyes as the kids were giving all of the Vets the standing ovation. That did it for me! My heart got so big in my chest that if I still had on my Air Force dress blues I probably would have popped a button or two off of the coat. When total strangers and your family are giving you their thanks for your service, especially from teenage kids, there is nothing like that feeling of pride and satisfaction of having served our great country.

I will never forget that moment when my efforts were respected by those I served and thanked, and neither will the kids that come home at the DFW airport in the video on the above web site.

Those thank yous mean the world to those that have sacrificed, but they mean a whole lot more to both the service member AND their famiies when thanks are given on the spur of the moment, especially for those that have made the greatest sacrifice, of giving of their lives, to serve others. May we acknowledge those more than those of us that are still living.

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology. - Ronald Reagan

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. Gen. George Patton.

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. Gen George Patton

Update #1: From a post on a web site: Figures this [video] was in Texas, a red state. It makes me mad that the blue states (NJ, PA) I grew up in have shifted so far to the left that they oughta be in the Pacific Ocean. When I was in the military there were just as many Yankees as there were Southeners. But not anymore, it’s all based on party now. I spoke to a recruiter on my plane last week who said the red states were filling in the ranks and nobody from the blue states were joining up. Conservative America is fighting this war. The media should report THAT! Amen to that.

Update #2: While my previous post was about the less than stellar troops that go into the military, here's one who gives the more prevelant view: The immortal words of 2LT Mark Daily. There are a few young men, not kids, that understand the meaning of service and sacrifice.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Can we really support these troops?

After reading Can we really support these troops? I say, not these, but since this story is one sided toward and having served in our military as an officer, I say that most do not talk like this. But then I'd have to say, not all military personnel talk like this in as much that most businesses have some of their employees that talk different than the "party line" of an organization which you identify with in this article. What is interesting is that you could say the same thing about doctors, lawyers, politicians, etc and the list could go on and on as you do about these soldiers. Why? Read what the definition of mercenary is as an adjective:

mercenary |ˈmərsəˌnerē| adjective - derogatory (of a person or their behavior) primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics

While the noun is usually for military styled vocations, the adjective states it such as way as to include mercenary doctors, mercenary lawyers, mercenary sales professionas, mercenary teachers, mercenary CXOs (CEO, CFO, etc), anyone for that matter.

But the one thing that I will defend you, Ms. Terpstra is on that yes, it is your right to give both sides of the story regarding this War on Terror. Why? So we can discuss the ethics of what is being done as a country, a society, and our culture and to prevent our nation from becoming a form of Hitler's or Sadamm Hussein's former empire. But I don't think this will happen anytime soon in our country.

What I'll have you know Ms. Terpstra is that while I was in the military during the first Gulf War I was considered a "liberal," but now having been out and in some business workplaces I am considered a "conservative" regarding my views, even though they've changed little during all of these years. In fact, I see very little difference between the military, businesses, and the educational establishments. Why? Because you're dealing with people.

So, Ms. Terpstra, I can say the same thing about any other organization regarding these same "attitudes" As John C. Maxwell states in his book There's No Such Thing As "Business" Ethics: There's Only One Rule For Making Decisions there is only one rule: ethics!

When wrong becomes right and right becomes wrong, they ethics has been tossed out the window and any country will decline if it follows this path. When you read the Old Testament in the Bible you read that God judged Israel because their country was wicked in His Eyes and even those in power in Israel killed their Prophets of old for telling the truth about their wickedness and wanting them to change for the good.

So what would you think of these propoganda films put out by Palestine on their TV to their children which have been cataloged by the Palenstine Media Watch for those that do not have access to this info?

So, do I support these troops? Yes, when I compare our troops with what is being done by Islamic extremists around the world. But as a last resort, I pray that our nation wakes up to the injustices of those in our own country that believe in our own "superiority" as a nation is "guaranteed" by God BECAUSE we're American's, not by our character toward Him and others.

Loyalty! Loyalty to what?

I recently had a discussion with someone about loyatly. Now the dictionary describes loyatly as: the quality of being loyal to someone or something. If you are loyal to your county then it means that you'rel loyal to it's constitution and the priciples that it holds dear. But the sad part is that some in the business world want you to be loyal to their company and they misconstrue that disagreement with company leadership is being disloyal. But too often the label of being disloyal is really about disagreeing with the various aspects of decisions, policies, etc concerning a company, not being disloyal.

As has been bantered about in businsss magazines, if you begin to believe your own press releases, you're way too serious and are in danger of heading toward the "business loony-toon" of what people will believe about you and your organization.

I, personally, believe that we should be loyal to the Truth, and to our country and to an organization that follows ethical principles. I am a sinner just like the next person, but I try to maintain high standards and not to fall into the sinner trap of saving myself for myself sake and standing up for Truth. When our government or any organization seeks to deviate from these norms, I'll defend what is right and may not go on an offensive to right something, but at some point we all need to be counted for doing what's right.

Years ago, I got this revelation from a boss I had in the military. He expected loyalty from those that worked for him. Knowing what this person was about, his insecurity showed in everthing he did and to those around him. Loyalty is earned, just like respect. But understand, even if loyalty is earned be aware that loyalty that is earned can go wrong as time goes on. So, when those in authority expect you to be loyal, tell them that you are loyal to the truth and that being disagreeing is not being disloyal. Why? Because if I tell you what you want to hear I'll lying to you and if you make decisions about something based on my input, then you'll make good decisions on bad info. But once I've told you my thoughts and you understand them and you make a decision, I'll do my best to implement what you want done.

So, if you want me to be loyal to you, then make sure you want the Truth about things and don't "skew" what I'm telling you to try and trick me into what you're thinking. This is manipulation, not good leadership.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Christian Church persecutes its own members

Mat 7:1-5 "Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."

Too often Christians, while well meaning by those that are more religious than Christian, try and tell someone that they need help without seeing that they need help themselves. Imagine walking into a hospital and you see someone with a tumor on their face or someone limping with a broken leg and you tell that them that they have their specific problem and telling them they need help. Just telling someone they have a problem is not helping at all, it's only part of the solution. But it breaks down to these three steps:

1. Admitting the problem is the first part of the process of getting better, but that's where most people stop who view others and their problems, they only tell the other person they have a problem. But the key here is knowing EXACTLY what their problem is!! IF you don't know the whole situation you can make the problem worse much like a doctor who misdiagnoses a disease. You could cause irreparable harm if you don't understand the issue exactly and completely, and most do not even know the complete problem even though they've convinced themselves they do. You can't know everything about a person and what they are thinking and feeling although SOME of an issue may become apparent.
2. Providing help is the second step to getting better. This is where you get somewhat involved with that person. If you are blessed somehow and in some way, then you are to be a blessing to others by providing what you are blessed with to those that are without. To be stingy with what you have is to be selfish. Pointing out a problem requires dispensing encouragement or "soul salve" to the situation. If you don't provide that "soul salve" you do like 1 Cor 13:1-3 describes, lots of work without love makes your effort worthless.
3. Recognize you may have a different problem than the person you are helping. Just because you're helping out a person who needs your help such as a "tumor on their face", do NOT forget you have problems yourself such as "bone cancer"! Pointing out their problems without seeing yours makes you a hypocrite and to think that you don't have a tumor on the face makes you better than having bone cancer is to be short sighted.

But, what is Jesus saying above? He's stating that you should work on yourself first and get your own self fixed before you fix others. In other words, those that look to others to fix them are those that are hypocrites and do NOT want to look at their own problems and have self justified their own actions as if there is nothing wrong with what they are doing themselves. Self righteous and scoffers are of a similar vein and they've come to believe that their shit does not stink!

So, what is the correct approach? Try reading 1 Cor 11:23-34, but especially verses 27-31 as well as James 3:11-18 "Does a fountain send out from the same opening {both} fresh and bitter {water?} Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor {can} salt water produce fresh. Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and {so} lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."

So, if only criticism comes out of your mouth, you're like the well that brings out salt water, but if you dispense encouragement, then that's the fresh, cool, clear water that people need. But it also depends on the amount of salt versus fresh water that comes out of your mouth. If 80% of your words you speak are criticisms, then it gives a glimpse of what your heart is like, it contains salt water as well, because what comes out of the mouth is what is in the heart of the individual.

It reminds me of what my mother use to say, "If you can't say anything nice, do say anything at all." Good advice, and it provides cool, clear, refreshing water to a person's soul and allows them to move forward in life rather than being held back by their "sins" of their past.

As I saw on the show "Nanny 911" a couple of weeks back the nanny stated a rather interesting point of about a kid acting up: negative acting up by kids is the only way they get some attention and if parents would provide positive attention and encouragement to their kids, there will be a big reduction in negative acting out and will result in positive actions from then on by their kids.

It also reminds me of also of what Jesus states. In Matt 18:21-35 Jesus uses a rather interesting word in Greek. In verse 24 the Greek word is murioi or MURIOI and while translated $10,000, it probably really means $10,000,000 or the number is innumerable. But in the next verse Jesus states "But since he did not have the means to repay" really is best understood that while the servant would have LIKED to repay the King, the servants debt was so overwhelming him and his family and there is not WAY he could have repaid the King even though the servant WANTED to repay him.

This is also a picture of Jesus Christ's and each individual effort on our behalf toward God the Father's Judgement about our sins. There is NO POSSIBLE way to repay Jesus Christ for our sins, it is impossible!! But Jesus forgives us of our sins and as my wife explains that as Jesus has forgive each of us our innumerable sins, we are to forgive those around us, even though as Jesus stated about his own death in Luk 23:34 "But Jesus was saying, 'Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.'" because they THOUGHT they were doing right and were not. People's own additions prevent them from seeing the truth about themselves and others.

So, what you say to others really says a lot about what is in your heart and so that if criticisms and condemnation of others is your normal way of doing things then it says a lot about your heart toward others, either an arrogance or insecurities. The corrective actions then become, fix yourself first and then "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Telling the Truth

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else." - Theodore Roosevelt

Everyone should be told the truth, especially at the point at which it will change a persons direction in their life.

I'll have more on this later.

A Soldier's Response to the MSM and anyone else...

"It is proper to demand more from the man with exceptional advantages than from the man without them. A heavy moral obligation rests upon the man of means and upon the man of education to do their full duty by their country. On no class does this obligation rest more heavily than upon the men with a collegiate education, the men who are graduates of our universities. Their education gives them no right to feel the least superiority over any of their fellow-citizens..." - Theodore Roosevelt

Here's a snippet of what the soldier wrote, and I agree 100%:

I am tired of the Democrats whining for months on T.V., in the New York Times, and in the House and Senate that we need more troops to win the war in Iraq, and then when my Commander in Chief plans to do just that, they say that is the wrong plan, it won’t work, and we need a “new direction.”

Only those doing the work should speak up, not those in charge of them. You can't speak for those in the trenches unless you're there.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bush's Troop Surge causing Insurgents to run

Ok, let me see if I get this straight. Bush has announced that he's going to send around 20,000 new troops to Iraq to enhance the security of Iraq and the insurgents are heading out of Iraq!! Get the info here about what's happening.

DEATH SQUAD leaders have fled Baghdad to evade capture or killing by American and Iraqi forces before the start of the troop “surge” and security crackdown in the capital.

Ok newly elected Democrats, it looks like YOUR policies and approaches are failing, so why don't you resign now that we've figured out you're failures at governmental leadership in foreign policiy matters!!!

Friday, December 29, 2006

John Nelson Darby's view of rich and poor

I 100% agree with Darby's comment about the rich and poor:

Darby was kind and humble in nature and his compassion and generosity towards the poor was without bounds. He observed that "Christ preferred the poor; ever since I have been converted so have I. Let those who like society better have it. If I ever get into it . . . I return sick at heart. I go to the poor; I find the same evil nature as in the rich, but I find this difference: the rich, and those who keep their comforts and their society, judge and measure how much of Christ they can take and keep without committing themselves; the poor, how much of Christ they can have to comfort them in their sorrows. That, unworthy as I am, is where I am at home and happy."

Nothing can be more truthful about the rich and poor view of Jesus Christ. It's not about what you keep, it's about what you do with what you've been given.

If you want to know more about John Darby, take a read here. The reason why he is so revered is because his emphasis was on Jesus Christ, not his own ministry, just like John the Baptist's and Moses: Jesus Christ is who is emphasized!!!

It is not about me, though, but it is about He, Jesus Christ!!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Bethlehem, formerly Christian and the birth place of Jesus, is now mostly Muslim

As stated in this article, "The town's Christian population has dwindled from more than 85 per cent in 1948 to 12 per cent of its 60,000 inhabitants in 2006."

and ...

"There are reports of religious persecution, in the form of murders, beatings and land grabs.

Meanwhile, the breakdown in security is putting off tourists, leading to economic hardship for Christians, who own most of the town's hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. ...

The town, according to the Cardinal, is being 'steadily strangled'.

The sense of a creeping Islamic fundamentalism is all around in Bethlehem."

The time for the Rapture is getting closer and closer, will you be left behind? Will you be here to face the Billions of deaths that will occur during the Seven Year Tribulation that Muslims THINK they are working for God? Will you face the consequences of your actions during this period of time as the Muslims, who think they are acting for God, will burn in Hell just like Satan and will gladly behead you during this period of time?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Senator Boxer Rescinds "Certificate of Achievement" to CAIR

Finally, some sense from Senator Boxer. she takes back an "Certificate of Achievement award for the organization CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) for it's ties to terrorists. In fact, the press release states

"Former officials from CAIR are currently in prison, serving time for terrorist-related crimes involving Hamas and Al-Qaeda. In fact, CAIR can thank Mousa Abu Marzook, the second in command of Hamas today, for its very existence."

Now, what's next to tackle to rid America of these victims? Let's first start deporting those that that don't belong. Second, trying tightening up our borders. Third, getting Iragi-American's to done some military uniforms and go fight the terrorists just like the Japanese-Americans did during WWII, etc.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Snowed In


This is what it looks like outside my door. It is a long way to get to my car in order to see how far i have to be prepared for going to work tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Red Cross, the Red Crescent, the Red Star of David

You all know about the Red Cross, and you probably know about the Red Cross and Red Crescent, but were you aware of the Red Star of David, also known as Mogen David Adom?

Send donations to help Israel with emergency funds, etc.

What saying Merry Christmas and others mean to me

I work with the public and there has been a lot of commentary recently about whether one that works for or with the public should say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, or some other form of holiday greeting. But what most people are not realizing is that when I say Merry Christmas it is MY expression to YOU of what I wish for YOU! It is MY gift to You!

When I say Merry Christmas it is because that is what I celebrate and I'd like you to have a Merry Christmas, too! It's my expression to you, but guess what? You do not have to receive it, just as if I offer you a gift, encouragement, or even a compliment, you do NOT have to accept it, you can politely turn it down or say nothing at all. And I would not be bothered by it other than wondering if things are not going well with you and maybe I could help.

On the other hand, if you are Jewish and respond to my Merry Christmas with Happy Hanukkah I consider that your comment is YOUR expression of what you believe in and I'm not offended by it. In fact, if you responded with a Happy Hanukkah after my Merry Christmas then I'd be more than happy to say "Thank You" for expressing your faith to me.

So, in the future, if you are offended by my saying Merry Christmas, and I think you'd be the minority, then don't say anything at all and just walk away. Or better yet, say what postive message you'd return so that I can participate in your good tidings.

Oh, here's a link to 350 ways to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and those around you.

Monday, December 18, 2006

How the Koran treats women

You know, if American women would wisen up to what Islam teaches about women they just might want to send the Muslims back to the Middle East. Women, is that what you want in America as described by the Koran:

* If a Muslim woman is murdered, her beneficiary is entitled to one-half dyyeh-blood money, or compensation-as that of a murdered Muslim male.

* A woman's testimony in the court of law is worth one-half that of a man.

* A woman must provide four witnesses to substantiate her claim of being raped.

* A man can divorce his wife by simply saying to her, "I divorce you," three times.

* A divorced woman is entitled to a miserly compensation and automatically forfeits her rights to her children.

* Women are barred from the lucrative and powerful cast of clergy.

* Husbands are entitled to punish their wives corporally.

* Men are allowed to have four wives at any one time and as many concubines as they desire and can afford.

If you want to read more, read it here

What do you think? Are you willing to put up with that?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Jeane Kirkpatrick, RIP, her 1984 speech to Republican Convention as a Democrat

Jeane Kirkpatrick's death today is sad for America because we've lost a very smart lady. But here's a speech she gave in 1984 that gives light to how far down the slippery slope we've gone. Here's what she started speech with:

Thank you very much for that warm welcome.

Thank you for inviting me.

This is the first Republican Convention I have ever attended.

I am grateful that you should invite me, a lifelong Democrat. On the other hand, I realize that you are inviting many lifelong Democrats to join this common cause.

I want to begin tonight by quoting the speech of the president whom I very greatly admire, Harry Truman, who once said to the Congress:

"The United States has become great because we, as a people, have been able to work together for great objectives even while differing about details."

He continued:

"The elements of our strength are many. They include our democratic government, our economic system, our great natural resources. But, the basic source of our strength is spiritual. We believe in the dignity of man."

That's the way Democratic presidents and presidential candidates used to talk about America.


Twenty two years and we're still going down this route.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Hollywood and Islamic terrorists

It has come to some people's attention that Hollywood is completely out of touch with reality in the world and is so PC that it "just doesn't get it".

Now take a look at what was televised on an arab speaking TV station: An interview with the Saudi government-appointed executioner for Mecca. The interview aired on the Lebanese LBC TV on November 4, 2006

The REAL analysis of the outcome of the 2006 election

There is nothing better than watching a good "down home" analysis of what happened to the GOP and the Dems in the 2006 Election. It's a wake up call for sure, but will the GOP hit the snooze button?

Open Document Format is now an ISO standard

Located here is the information regarding the ratification of Open Document Format (ODF) as an ISO standard 26300.2006. This is a great deal for governments such as the state of Massachusetts where it is in a broil of a fight with Microsoft over this very thing. From the web site, I quote:

Carol Sliwa at ComputerWorld has a hat trick of excellent stories just now on ODF in Massachusetts, based on over 300 emails secured under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (the local analogue of the Federal Freedom of Information Act), as well as research into lobbying records and reports. The longest and in some ways most intriguing article focuses on Microsoft's lobbying efforts in Massachusetts, and on State CIO Louis Gutierrez's efforts to counter those efforts. One of the two shorter articles (they will appear as side bars in the print issue) provides details on the various individuals - both Democrat and Republican - as well as associations that Microsoft hired in the last two years to work both sides of the aisle in Massachusetts. The third and final article reports more narrowly on Massachusetts' decision in the summer of 2005 not to approve Microsoft's XML formats as an open standards.

Open is always better.

Spirit of America in Iraq

Here's some good being done in Iraq WITHOUT the MSMs help in getting the word out. Every little bit helps those that are in need.

What Liberal don't get

This defines liberals perfectly:

Proverbs 18:2-3: A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions. When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace.

You can read more abou it here.

Have you ever noticed the contempt liberals have to conservatives and others that are not as "educated" as they are?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ahmadinejad's letter to Americans


Mr Ahmadinejad, as president of Iran and as a response to your letter to us Americans, at least I say and probably more will say the same if you ask them. The reason why we won't is because what we have and what you don't: common sense and decency. Your own country is bad enough, but why would we want to go backwards toward your problems?

Naw, you can have your own world. But I don't want to be judgemental, Jesus Christ will visit you soon enough and my concern is that you won't listen to Him, at your peril.

Oh, the Arabic writing, It says "No Surrender!"

Even if you were to kill me like a common criminal, I'll forgive you, but you'll answer to Jesus Christ for my death and He's a lot more perfect in His Judgement than I am.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

France is headed for??? The 751 No-Go Zones of France

This is a rather interesting post, and I quote here:

"The 751 No-Go Zones of France.....places in France that the French state does not control"

There you have it!

France is on it's way out, but then .....

What about this little piece?

Are HOAs becoming like Islamic Sharia Law of US?

Not quite, you're not going to be killed because you switched HOAs, but it's progressively getting worse.

So, what direction is France headed for? The US?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Militant Islamists are emboldened by US elections

What did I say in a few blogs back

It's just going to get worse because Jesus Christ is coming back soon!

Monday, November 20, 2006

2006 Nobel Prize Winner: Mohammed Yunus's Microloan

Now this is how it should be done, follow along as see how Mohammed uses social networking to get people out of poverty.

When you read here you see how they started their work in the 1970s.

I'll have more when I have more time.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Terrorists want you to vote Democrat!!

Do the Democrats really get it? We're playing right into their hands, those terrorists.

As it been said before, who would bin Laden vote for and vote the opposite if you want to remain secure. Why? Because they will STILL come after us even if the Democrats win.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

President Bush "On The Record": A Must Listen To!!!

For those liberals that point the finger at Bush as a bumbling idiot, listen to this hour long "Off The Record" interview with journalists. While he may not be the best "public speaker" I can't help but think his heart is in the right place regarding our country.

In Michael Barone's "An Interview With President Bush" you'll hear President Bush speak his mind.

When wrong is right and right is wrong

When wrong is right and right is wrong, things will go down fast toward the pits. No force border enforcement details to a certain degree the one wrong done by a border agent WAY outways the MANY WRONGS of the illegal alien smuggling drugs into this country!!

RIIIGGGHHHTTTTT!!!!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

CNN's showing of Insurgent sniper film, what we're up against, and that we'll win

Ok, now you've heard probably about CNN's airing of an insurgent's sniper video of killing an American GI in Iraq and showing the downed soldier on the ground. Personally I think this is despicable for CNN to do this (or as they are now called Caliphate News Network) by others.

But, we are winning this. See Sniper shot that took out an insurgent killer from three quarters of a mile about the American doing the right thing. But wait, there's more to the picture here.

Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M24 rifle, Staff Sgt Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier.

His quarry stood nonchalantly in the fourth-floor bay window OF A HOSPITAL in battle-torn Ramadi, still clasping a long-barrelled Kalashnikov. Instinctively allowing for wind speed and bullet drop, Shadow's commander aimed 12 feet high.

A single shot hit the Iraqi in the chest and killed him instantly. It had been fired from a range of 1,250 metres, well beyond the capacity of the powerful Leupold sight, accurate to 1,000 metres.


You'll never hear of this story on the MSM such as CNN or CBS news. But then again, the real American Snipers need our help in getting things the government is less able to do. Of course, you can also get a feel for what these guys are up to here and todays capture of insurgents booty. Lastly, I've never heard of this site, Operation Iraqi Freedom , until today.

Keep on Brothers in Arms!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Looking at Two Different Islams

When you read this article "Between the Owner of Grameen [Bank] and Bin Laden" that was posted today, it makes you wonder about the true Islam. It also makes you wonder about America.

From one point of view bin Ladin wants the power to control everyone and get them under his thumb while Yunus, who recently won the Noble Peace prize for creating micro loans to poor people, wants to free and empower his people to better themselves and allow them to "own their own pond" rather than just be given a fish or even better yet to learn how to fish. But one thing is interesting: the liberal attitude in America about spending money on education rather than the military is being sent, or at least acknowledged, but those in the Third World.

But the difference between America's military and bin Laden's is: bin Laden wants to control you through force and threats, America's military is mostly defensive unless provoked.

America, don't lose the faith at this time during our election about President Bush and his direction. We'll win in the long run.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Israel's Sanhedrin: The Continuation of Beginning of the End of the Church Age

Ever since the modern founding of the Jewish nation by the gathering of the Jews to their native soil, a lot of events have been occuring that show a progression toward the end of the Church Age as we know it and the beginning of the Tribulation and the Millineum, the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords where today's believers will reign with Him.

But how do I know this? What I find realy interesting is the fact that Israel has now re-established the Jewish Sanhedrin based on the Torah and the Christian's Bible as of 2005. Take a look at the web site for more information. But wait, there's more.

There is also more information concerning of the re-establishment of the Third Temple with not only making of the priests garments, but cornerstones for the Third Temple have already been made and are ready to be laid.

You can also trace the history of the making of the High Priests garments, including the chemical found in three dye-producing snails in the Mediterranean: Murex brandaris, Murex trunculus and Thais haemastoma. Things are lining up with event after event.

You can find more detailed accounts of events and expectations leading up to today's timeframe and the convergence of these events pointing to the eventual Rapture of the Church and the rise of the Jewish nation to a pinacle. Events outside of israel are also on the rise.

The Rapture is coming, then the Trubulation where a vast majority of the world's population will be killed. Are you ready?

France is "under attack" by Muslim youths

You won't find this article French police face 'permanent intifada' on the front page news in America's MSM (Main Street Media). This is the part that is so disturbing " 'Many youths, many arsonists, many vandals behind the violence do it to cries of 'Allah Akbar' (God is Great) when our police cars are stoned," he said in an interview." And this is a religion of peace?

If France is getting this now, who's next? Britian? The US?

Yep!!

Unless we take this War on Terror a little more seriously, we'll be next. As Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) put in a poem about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Here it is:

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent; after all I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent; after all I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out; after all I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.


However, you can now use it to for what the Muslims are doing rather than the Nazis. But, we've hopefully learned from our past and will do something more substantial. But the left is doing everything to undermine this effort based on false logic and assumption about where these attitudes are going.

Oh, and how do I know this? Try the article about the stars of BBC:We are biased, admit the stars of BBC News, they state it, believe it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Islamic terorist watching us using our technology

While those that familiar with this type of "warfare" may not be surprised, those that aren't may be shocked!!!

Are you?

What are you going to do?

Get back to your latte?

Think this won't happen to us?

To You?

Think again!!!

Wars and rumors of wars (Matt 24:6) #1

It's on the "run up" here, there will not be any more peace as we know it and most Christians in American have their head in the clouds: so heavenly bound that they are of no earthly good.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Lawyer's Mistakes about a Mac

You know, the one thing that I don't like is that most people who "switch back" to PC really don't want to change and in nearly every case that I've come across, they want the Mac to act like a PC and have not: taken the time to learn, ask the right questions or are willing to pay to learn how to get the same productivity out of a Mac that they do on a PC.

In reading Larry Bodine's article Commentary: Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree about his hard time with his Mac it really makes you wonder. So I'll go through his commentary point by point to answer what "short comings" he came up with and some of the answers to his problems.

1. I realized it was time to unload the silvery box of frustration when I had to buy a "Dummies" book on how to operate it. I'm smart; I shouldn't need this. Aren't Macs supposed to be intuitive and easy to learn? My mistake. OK, I don't care how much you know, but when you switch to something new there is ALWAYS a learning curve of some sort. Most people who switch to a Mac take between 2-4 months of getting used to it before they exclaim "I've got it now" and take off. Larry bought it May 2006 and was right at the launching off point but decided to quit.

2. I pretended that I liked the one button mouse. I quickly started using click + command keys (and other keyboard shortcuts). I really missed the little scrolling wheel in the center of the mouse. Uh, Larry, you should have had a two button mouse with your Mac called a Mighty Mouse since the mouse was introduced Aug 2005! If you have a Mighty Mouse and take a look under System Preferences > Keyboard/Mouse you'll see that there is are FOUR buttons to choose from, not just the one and has 360 degrees of scrolling, up and down, left and right.

3. What drove me nuts was that I would open Word for Mac and couldn't delete files while I was in Word. There is no File | Delete option. So the documents took up space on my hard drive, until someone told me I had to find the document in Finder and then move it into the trash from there. This seemed stupid to me; I just wanted to highlight a file and tap "delete." Ok, so there is no File > Delete in Mac's Word. You got me there. I don't have any answer at the moment. But one thing is for sure, these documents will not take up space on your hard drive unless you leave them there. Deleting files when you're in the Finder is no different than being at My Computer's C: drive.

4. Word files transferred from the Mac were missing pictures. PowerPoint files transferred from the Mac would lose their formatting. PCs and Macs are not compatible, regardless of what they say. While everything would be nice that things would be that easy, but programs and OSes are getting so big that there are problems, both with Mac, Windows, AND Linux. I'll have to check this one out myself and get back to you.

5. Doing a simple screen capture was an immense chore. On a PC you just press Alt and tap PrtScr. With the Mac I had to download and launch special programs to accomplish this simple task. Uh, no you didn't! Since the beginning of the Mac, using the Shift + Cmd + 3 key you're able to take a picture of your Macs screen. Or, under Applications > Utilities there is a program called Grab that does what you want to do with LOTS of differing options than a simple Alt + PrtScr keystrokes. So you were not aware of this, but if you find under the Finder the Help menu and typed in Print Screen in the search box you would have found a special help document called "What's it called on my Mac" describing all of the differences between your Mac and Windows. If you do screen capturing frequently, then put the app (drag and drop the app icon) onto the dock and with one click you launch the app. If you read up on "short cuts" under the Help menu you'll find a ton of ways to doing more with less keystrokes.

6. I didn't even bother with the Mac's iCal or Mail, which required me to buy an @mac.com address. Instead, I went straight to Outlook for Mac. A lot of the software for Mac -- such as AOL for Mac OS X -- was dumbed down and missing may features of the current PC versions. Ok, here's where you were told wrong information, you are not required to buy a .Mac account for calendar or Mail, but you are unclear what you needed to do here. Are you sharing your calendars with others? Again, you are NOT required to buy .Mac for your Mac. True, some of the software may be as you say "dumb down" compared with a Mac, but then again, this is a part of the Widows marketshare. But it is not about "dumbing down" the software, but more appropriately Mac software that is a "remake" of Windows software may have "less features and bells and whistles" than Mac software, so it is not "dumbed down" by any means. But remember, there are normally equivilents of the more robust Windows software for the Mac. Check out versiontracker.com to see what's available.

7. I run several Web sites, all optimized for IE 5.5 or higher. I couldn't operate my own Web sites with the Mac. Here's the number one problem of PC users do NOT get: Microsoft purposely creates it's OWN standards for web sites using it's OWN technology and therefore it "is optimized" for Windows!! If you were to go to the World Wide Web Consutium and read this "The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding" you'd find WHY MS stuff doen't work well with Safari, Firefox and others. If you'd follow W3C standards for your web site, you'd reduce your problems considerably and EVERYONE would be able to see your site, not just Windows users.

8. As a consumer, you have every right to choose what you want to use, but one thing that I tell everyone is that you can give feedback to Apple concerning their products just as you can give feedback to Microsoft concerning their products. Don't just complain online, write the companies and tell them what you think.

9. Then the hard drive croaked on me after only three months of owning the machine. I couldn't tell what was going wrong and had to hire someone for $125 an hour to come over and tell me what the heck was happening. Apple replaced it for free, but I became leery of what other hardware would fail unexpectedly. Well, this is nothing new, and it's not an Apple thing, it's a hard drive thing probably. Regarding the $125 an hour you spent to troubleshoot your Mac, you would have been in the same boat in your PC troubleshooting the problem. Or, you could have taken the time to make an appointment for FREE at your local Apple store and found this out. And by the way, ALL computer hardware will fail at some point. While I agree with you that "it's not fun" having to deal with broken equipment you just bought, more PCs have problems than Macs do and while you're getting a "cheap deal" on the new PC, you pay through the nose in upkeep costs, viruses, and the like.

Thanks Larry for the chance to show some positive light to your "bad" experiences.

I run Windows, Mac, and Linux at home, so I understand your comments for sure.