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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Stymie Here Is "We The People"...The Frustration Is Lack Of Wisdom

In full disclosure, I am a National Rifle Association Life Member who owns a 9mm, 40mm, and .45 cal pistols, along with a Mossberg tactical shotgun, a Baretta skeet (sport clay) shotgun, and an AR-15. I believe in the words of the Second Amendment to our U.S. Constitution, “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” However, there are those who believe that this individual right should be repealed, controlled.
I find it interesting that recently the U.S. Supreme Court used the 14th Amendment to painstakingly create a new right based upon individual behavioral choice and redefined the meaning of marriage. Yet we have the liberal progressive left who believes that a long-established individual right – the Second Amendment, accepted as part of the Bill of Rights in December 1791 – should not be a right.
Consider this: if the Supreme Court decided that states could not prohibit same-sex marriages, then why can certain states prohibit the Second Amendment rights of Americans?
President Barack Obama recently made this statement in an interview with the BBC:
“If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws – even in the face of repeated mass killings … And if you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands. For us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing, but it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months.”
And a Salon headline from last Friday read, “How many Americans must die before we rethink the Second Amendment? We have too many guns. We have too many shootings. And too many people die. A misinterpreted amendment is no excuse.”
The American left fails to realize the underlying issue, which has nothing to do with law-abiding citizens and their granted right. President Obama doesn’t seem to understand that we do not need him, or his ilk, to develop a policy of “gun safety laws” – guns already have safeties on them. What we need are for people to stop leveraging the actions of individuals who break the law in order to make others defenseless. If you examine the gun violence in Chicago or Baltimore you will find that they have the most stringent of gun control laws on the books. According to President Obama and Salon, there should not be any gun violence. The sad incident in Lafayette, Louisiana or Aurora, Colorado was not caused by guns. They were the result of individuals who raised serious, unattended red flags, just like the shooter in Sandy Hook.
The left fails to acknowledge the issue of the mentally unstable being able to gain access to firearms. Yet, the liberal progressive left wants to restrict veteran gun ownership by way of diagnosis of PTSD – and then folks wonder why many veterans do not want that stigma.
The left’s ideological animus towards the freedom and right granted to the individual American for gun ownership can only be explained in one way – it is threatening to their design of complete power. There is little, if any, debate about gun control in Chicago. As a matter of fact, it was a senior Black man who challenged the gun control laws in Chicago. Why? He wanted to be able to defend himself, and why not? Why deny this man the ability to be safe in his own home? After all, it was classical liberal philosopher John Locke who first introduced the concept of individual rights – “life, liberty, and property.” Why should an individual not be armed to protect those God-given rights, as Locke argued, against divine rights theory by advocating for natural rights? Thomas Jefferson advanced that concept in the Declaration of Independence. James Madison codified it in the U.S. Constitution, which was not ratified until the Bill of Rights – of which the Second Amendment is one – was added.
I suppose this is part of Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America?
Here are two quotes from former U.S. President’s on the second amendment:
"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined ... ." - George Washington, First Annual Address to both Houses of Congress, January 8, 1790
 "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. … Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

I have always asserted that an armed American is a citizen; an unarmed American is a subject.
At a time when our borders are unsecured, at a time when we have sanctuary cities providing free operating zones for criminal illegal immigrants being released by our government, at a time when we have the domestic threat of militant Islamic jihadists and at a time when we are decimating our U.S. military capacity and capability, we must reject the notion of making America defenseless.
President Obama and the liberal progressive left must never forget the reason why Americans stood at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge. A tyrant wanted gun control – the answer was the “shot heard ‘round the world.”
The lesson to be learned from American history is that you can push law-abiding people only so far.
A former member of Congress, Allen West is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and is the President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

Right To Bare Baby Bottoms: In Order To Protect Against Diaper Rash

Every now and then I get a bit delirious. Blame it on the three children (ages 13, 5½, and 21 months) … or blame it on the overconsumption of aspartame-filled “diet” drinks and snacks. At least I try to have a little fun when the silliness sets in. And since several friends in my little world have recently had babies, I thought I’d use my moments of absurdity to put together a little tongue-in-cheek, firearms-related twist on some newborn advice. Enjoy!
 The Four Basic Rules of 
Firearms Newborn Safety
Improper baby handling results from ignorance, carelessness, lack of experience, and improper role modeling, such as handling your child like your favorite actor does. Thankfully, knowledge, training, and practice can cure this. And if every new parent knows and practices the basic rules of newborn safety, he or she can become safe and proficient with handling any baby.
Here are the four rules, as categorized by Jeff Cooper… and as modified by me, (with the greatest respect—and sincerest apologies—for Col. Cooper). It’s important for you—and for all the people around you—that you adhere to these baby-handling rules at all times. Memorize them! Make them an integral part of your life…for you will be required to use them as long as you are around children.
1. Treat all firearms diapers as if they are loaded.
Put simply, never assume that a baby’s diaper is unloaded. And even if you know it is, do not treat it with any different respect than if it were loaded. Otherwise, you could, inadvertently, release some of the contents onto yourself or others.
Unfortunately, too many times, we see that a baby has been handled, and the person who handled it claims, “Oh, it’s not loaded.” But then the diaper discharges when the baby is touched. That’s what is known as an unwanted or negligent discharge. It’s not an accidental discharge because it was not an accident that caused the diaper to go off; the baby was handled intentionally. Unwanted or negligent discharges can shock everyone nearby. And in the worst cases, a person can be soiled.
So, every time you handle any newborn, check to see if the diaper is loaded by performing a status check, such as opening the side of the diaper for a peek and/or dropping the drawers, pulling the tabs back, and looking into the diaper to make sure it’s empty, even poking a finger in there to make sure. And if another person is handing you a baby, it’s even better if you have them check the diaper first…before you even agree to accept it.
2. Never let the 
muzzle mouth of a newborn cover anything you’re not willing to destroy.
Always make sure the newborn’s mouth is pointed in the safest direction possible, where it cannot harm any person, animal, or thing. If you are not willing to upset a human life with the possible eruption of stomach contents (or even projectile vomiting), do notcover any person with the baby. This practice is unsound, both procedurally and tactically.
Please note that this rule also applies to your own person. It’s just as important that you not allow a newborn to cover your body or extremities, which could easily occur as you are placing a baby over your shoulder to burp or using both hands to re-swaddle the child. This also applies to “special” holding or maneuvering circumstances (i.e. the “football” hold) as well as to daily or routine handling.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger tabs until your sight is on thetarget diaper.
Never place your finger on the tabs until you have made the conscious decision to change the diaper. Even if you’re comfortable with a newborn and have been around babies for a long time, don’t be careless and stand, talk, or walk with your finger on the tabs. It’s unprofessional and dangerous and only welcomes problems and concerns.
Intent and justification is key here. Only place your finger on the tabs when a diaper change is needed, when you are fully ready and prepared to do a change, and when your sight is focused on the diaper.
4. Always be sure of your target newborn…and what’s beyond!
It’s imperative that you know where your baby is at all times and what position he or she is in. In other words, if you are carrying a baby (on or off body), know where he or she is, what he or she is in line with it, and what is behind him or her. Be aware of all your surroundings, and do not assume anything. Safety depends on your ability to use good situational awareness and handle the newborn properly at all times, whether in the nursery or at the park.
To be a responsible parent, these four safety rules must become part of your life. Never compromise them. Proper handling and respect of babies is necessary to be safe. Follow these baby-handling rules, and insist that those around you do the same. Set the example: every newborn, every time, all the time.
 NOTE: Just for reference, here are the original four firearms safety rules, as designed and advocated by Cooper:
RULE 1: Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
RULE 2: Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
RULE 3: Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
RULE 4: Always be sure of your target—and what’s beyond

Sunday, July 26, 2015

None of the Wicked Shall Understand, But the Wise Shall Understand

Rabbi Chaim Richman, international director, The Temple Institute
Rabbi Chaim Richman, international director, The Temple Institute (Photo: radiofreenachlaot.blogspot.com)
On this note, the Temple Institute – a non-profit educational and religious organization located in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City – has launched a global campaign for the rebuilding of the Temple. This is how to bring true peace to all mankind, says Rabbi Chaim Richman, the Institute’s international director.
“First and foremost, there is the mitzvah(commandment) of building the Temple for the entire nation,” Rabbi Richman toldUnited with Israel during an interview at his Jerusalem office. “The function of the Temple Institute is to awaken the hearts and to serve as a think tank as much as we can on a scholarly level.”
The Institute has been preparing essential vessels for many years, but there are other areas of focus as well, he said. "Just like any building project of such a scope, you need proper plans. For the Holy Temple, that’s very expensive.” What is even more important than the money, he said, is providing an opportunity to people to participate in the building of the Temple according to each person’s ability. “We have actually completed the blueprint for one area of the Temple – the Chamber of Hewn Stone, which is the chamber of the Sanhedrin (rabbinical court).”
With Tisha B’Av only five days away at the time of the interview, Rabbi Richman discussed the significance of the day, “a time when the Jewish People is unified and focused on the destruction of the Temple and when the entire nation becomes a mourner.”

How Do We Stop Mourning the Temple?

Indeed, Jews are in mourning for three weeks, culminating in Tisha B’Av.
However, “how do we ensure that we do not mourn forever? The purpose of the Jewish People is not to be mourners, but to be builders and to be a light unto the nations.”  This project is “a very natural response to this period of time – to be motivated in the midst of our mourning to change the situation,” the rabbi stated, adding that he sees many links to the war with Hamas taking place during this three-week period.

‘The Temple Mount is Under Hamas’

“The simplest connection,” he said, is that the IDF is going all the way into Gaza to capture the “terrorists wanting to kill us, but the Temple Mount is under Hamas. They are flying flags over the Temple Mount…. Mobs of tens of thousands of Arabs rioted there a few days ago.”
Although the site is officially under the administration of the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic Trust), people who attack Jews on the Mount receive monthly salaries from Hamas, Rabbi Richman asserted.
“This is no metaphor. On the simplest level: We are going into Gaza, but they’re in our backyard. And it’s God’s front yard.”
“On a deeper level, he continued, “we are fighting a war of existential survival,” pointing to the IDF’s discovery, during the current war, of Hamas’s plan for thousands of terrorists to invade Israel through dozens of tunnels on the coming Jewish New Year – a plan that was thwarted by the Israeli military.

Difference between Surviving and Flourishing

“But there is a difference between surviving and flourishing,” Rabbi Richman said. “Flourishing means bringing back God’s presence” and making the Holy Temple a place of prayer for all nations, according to the prophecy of Isaiah.
“We are surrounded by hostile Arabs. Are we going to be in it forever, or are we going to bring about the Redemption for all mankind?”
According to Rabbi Richman, the fact that “we’re in this specifically now is so divinely orchestrated. I believe this is like a Tikun (rectification). God wants us to honor him and to be Jews. The fact that these monsters want to kill us is a chilul Hashem – a desecration of God’s name. We have to show that we are not like that.
“So what is really going on right now? The whole world is speaking vilely about the nation of Israel. This is our Tikun – the Tikun of moving and building, of doing something about it.”

Equal Rights for All Humanity, Not Only Jews

Not only Jews, but all non-Moslems are denied equal rights at the Temple Mount, according to the status quo, Rabbi Richman said.  “The Temple Mount is not about civil rights for the Jewish people. It is about equal rights for all humanity to pray at the holiest place,” he declared, noting that in the days of King Solomon, the kings and queens of all nations were free to worship there.
“But a Jew can’t even move his lips in prayer now,” he said, acknowledging that fighting for equal rights is “an important first step.”

A ‘Spiritual Revolution’

“But what we’re talking about here is a spiritual revolution, and in that the Temple plays a very key role. I think this subject is becoming more mainstream than ever before.”
Several Members of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) have been advocating for Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, he pointed out.  The very fact that a dozen or so lawmakers have been so outspoken about this issue, in Rabbi Richman’s view, testifies to the accomplishments of the Temple Institute over the past 25 years.  “Years ago, you would not be able to talk about it,” he said. “You would be laughed at. You would never make it to the Knesset.
“This is a very blessed development. It shows a paradigm shift in the consciousness of the nation.”
By Atara Beck
Senior Writer/Editor, United with Israel

Sunday Musings About the Growing Pains of America

Those who I trust in Washington tell me that things are worse than anyone can imagine and worse now with the republicans in charge, because the republicans are operating with corrupt and progressive values.
Ted Cruz is right. If we expect to enjoy a republic a grass roots tsunami needs to rise up. And it needs to happen, NOW.
One based on the constitution and eternal principles. If we check our rage and desire for vengeance at the door, we will restore the republic.
As Washington said just before the signing of the constitution.
"Let us raise a standard that the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the Hand of God."

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The devil Made Me Do It

I gave you a head’s up almost a year ago, that President Obama would begin blaming the world’s brutal conflicts on global warming.  Yesterday’s speech at the Coast Guard Academy shows Obama to be the shameless global warming extremist he is.
“It’s now believed that drought and crop failures and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended into civil war in the heart of the Middle East.”  Obama said, “So, increasingly, our military and our combatant commands, our services – including the Coast Guard – will need to factor climate change into plans and operations, because you need to be ready.”
The assertion that climate change is a factor in civil unrest is a disputed claim made by the Center for American Progress—an extremist leftwing think tank, whose theories are regularly disputed by those on the same side of their ideology.
In an article I wrote for CNS News, I pointed to a comic that “explained” how the massacres in Syria were caused by global warming.  These comics are produced to help teachers explain these findings to our school children.
“The comic, by Symbolia Magazine, is one of numerous comics adapted from climate change theory in order, presumably, to use that medium to explain how the entire earth is in jeopardy if we don't tax the evil rich and go back to third-world living conditions.  The Years Project is the source of the comic that seeks to prove that global warming is a key instigator of the Syrian conflict.  The Years Project is a grantee of the Ford Foundation.
“The story alleges that drought, caused by man-made global warming, caused people to move away from the rural areas because the Assad regime refused well permits to non-party members.  There was then, a migration to cities to find work, which exacerbated the water supply, and caused a few well-to-do teens to spray paint a wall, calling for the toppling of the Assad regime.  Coming to the conclusion, ‘After decades of cruel leadership, the effects of climate change may have been the ultimate unhinging stressor for Syria.’”
So, now that ridiculous notion is supported and argued by the President of the United States.
The president is arguing that America must discontinue its prosperity because it contributes to droughts that cause war.  This is bat crazy. Yet, to a crowd of graduating members of the Coast Guard Academy, it’s the centerpiece of their Commander-in-Chief’s foreign policy.
John Kerry has been saying the same thing, that global warming is bigger than anything out there, as it pertains to our national security.  The entire administration is filled with these ideological whack-a-dos, people who will stop at nothing to blame all of the world’s ills on our own nation.
We have never faced such an internal threat to our well-being as we do with this administration’s extreme views and concerted effort to grind America to a halt.
Anyway, permit me to tell you, “I told you so.”
Jen Kuznicki is a wife and mother, seamstress by trade, and American patriot who says, "Now is the time to act."
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Real Enforcement By Real Cops Against Real Threats

After the Chattanooga attack, Sheriff David Clarke said America’s vulnerability to terrorism won’t improve because our commander-in-chief isn’t going to do anything about it and everything Obama touches tends “to turn to crap” anyway.
Sheriff Clarke also noted how ironic it was that on the day of the Chattanooga shooting, Obama was visiting a federal prison trying to boost prisoner morale. At the same time, law enforcement officers were running toward the shooter to take down the shooter and protect citizens. These are the same front line law enforcement personnel who Obama has berated and attacked for the past six years.
Clarke said the intelligence provided to law enforcement from government agencies is not “actionable intelligence.” He called for a national strategy with a domestic intelligence agency on par with MI5 in the UK. He described the FBI as a ‘downstream’ agency that is too reactive to be helpful in the battle against terrorism.
The Department of Homeland Security was intended to provide a higher level of intelligence, but has devolved and provides few material benefits to law enforcement.
Clarke says another problem is President Obama has gutted the Department of Defense 1033 program, which makes surplus military hardware available to local law enforcement agencies, stating also that everything Obama “touches tends to turn to crap.”
Sheriff Clarke said he wouldn’t sit on his hands, but he will be enlisting the aid of law-abiding armed American citizens in addressing this problem and profiling in the fight against terror threats in our country.
Regarding the monitoring of mosques, where hatred and plans for this type of incident are hatched, Sheriff Clarke said he isn’t concerned about peoples’ feelings being hurt, “I don’t care about offending people, I care about protecting the American citizens, protected the Homeland. It’s a discussion we are going to have to have in the intelligence community and regardless of what people out of the White House might be saying, job one is protect the homeland.”

Saturday, July 18, 2015

It Must Be the Weather

President Obama’s statements on global warming are “dead wrong,” said Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever, who rejected the president's claims that man-made global warming is causing climate change.

“I think Obama is a clever person, but he gets bad advice. Global warming is all wet,” Giaever said in a speech entitled Global Warming Revisited he gave on July 1 to scientists from 90 countries attending the 65th annual Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

Giaever, who was born in Norway and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1964, was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1973.

Although he endorsed Obama in 2008 along with more than 70 other Nobel-winning scientists, Giaever is now criticizing the president’s statements on climate change -- particularly his 2015 State of the Union remark that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”  

"The biggest problem Obama faces is climate change? How can he say that?" Giaever asked. "I say this to Obama: 'Excuse me, Mr. President, but you're wrong.' He is dead wrong...

"I would say that global warming basically is a non-problem. Just leave it alone, it will take care of itself,” he added.

On July 3, 36 Nobel laureates attending the meeting signed the Mainau Declaration 2015 on Climate Change, which compared “human-induced climate change” to nuclear war, calling it “another threat of comparable magnitude.”

But Giaever reminded the assembled scientists that climate change “has happened all the time, has happened everywhere, and has nothing to do with global warming.”

“So far we have left the world in a better shape than when we arrived, and this will continue, with one exception: we have to stop wasting a huge, I mean huge, amount of money on global warming. We have to do that,” he said.

Giaever rejected the notion that man-made global warming is an “incontrovertible” truth, telling his Lindau audience that “global warming really has become a new religion. Because you can’t discuss it -- it’s not proper.”

But he said he was concerned about the United Nation’s climate change conference, which will be held in Paris later this year.

“I really worry about that, because when the conference was in Copenhagen, that almost became a disaster but nothing got decided. But now I think the people who are ‘alarmists’ are in a very strong position.” he warned, accusing them of resorting to scare tactics without having temperature data to back up their claims.

“If climate change doesn’t work to scare people, they can scare people by talking about the extreme weather. That must work,” he joked, observing that the U.S. is currently seeing a “low period” in both hurricane and tornado activity.

Giaever resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) in 2011 over its official statement on global warming: “The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.”

In an email to APS’ executive director, he wrote: "In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time, and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?"

Although APS warned of the dangers of global warming, Giaever pointed out in his speech that there has been only a 0.3% increase in the global average temperature (GAT) between 1880 and 2015 (from 288 to 288.8 Kelvin), which he called “amazingly stable.”

“Everything is going to hell. But the facts are that in the last 100 years we have measured the temperature, it has gone up 0.8 degrees and everything in the world has gotten better...We live better, we have better work, better health, better everything -- but if we go [up] another 0.8 degrees, we’re gonna die, I guess,” he said sarcastically.
Giaever also does not perceive a threat in rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, noting that “if you have more CO2 the plant grows faster...It’s a wonderful thing, but they don’t talk about that in Nature magazine, which he accused of wanting to “cash in on the [global warming] fad.”
“I think the average temperature of the Earth is equal to the emperor’s new clothes. There was a boy who cried, ‘The emperor has no clothes on.’ And I would cry out and say you can’t measure the temperature for the whole Earth with such accuracy.”
He added that the "optimal temperature" for the globe has never been establsihed.
“What is the optimal temperature for the Earth? Is it the temperature we have right now? That would be a miracle.” he said. “Maybe it’s two degrees warmer. Maybe it’s two degrees colder. No one has told me what the optimal temperature is for the whole Earth.” CNS July 18, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bye Bye, Diabetes: 1100 Years With This Vaccine, and We’re Finally Learning Its True Capabilities

A decades-old vaccine might have something to offer people with type 1 diabetes!
A research team at Massachusetts General Hospital is about to begin a five-year-long trial to determine whether BCG can be used in the treatment of diabetes. The vaccine, which is used to prevent tuberculosis, has demonstrated the ability to not only treat type 1 diabetes, but to reverse it!
The five-year trial will include 150 participants who will receive two injections within four months of each other. Over the following four years, they will be given an additional injection annually. In pre-trial studies, BCG was shown to destroy the blood cells that attack the pancreas and prevent it from making insulin. Moreover, the vaccine actually increased the number of positive blood cells that repress diabetes.
Check out the video below to learn more about the BCG vaccine.

Read more at http://blog.thediabetessite.com/bcg-vaccine-amazing/#RpkGVICj0vAHApMb.99

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Most Idiotic Comment in Presidential History

On Monday, President Obama spoke about his new strategy to take on the terrorist entity Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In doing so, he explained that the battle against that terrorist group -- a group he had once termed "JV" -- would amount to a "generational struggle." Why would defeating a ragtag army of primitives take generations? Because, Obama explained, "This is not simply a military effort. Ideologies are not defeated by guns. They're defeated with better ideas." To cap off this airsickness bag of gobbledygook, Obama then concluded, "We will never be at war with Islam."
So let's get this straight. A group Obama said he would degrade and destroy can only be degraded and destroyed with ideas. Its own ideologies -- its animating force, according to Obama -- have nothing to do with Islam. The cretinism here resembles a perfect Jenga tower of fatuity: Remove one phrase, and the whole structure tumbles
Americans should gawk at the sheer wonder of Obama's applesauce here. Obama's bad acid trip bumper sticker foreign policy -- "Better Ideas Beat Bad Ideologies" over a Grateful Dead peace symbol -- reeks of third grade oral presentations. It takes more than great ideas to beat ideologies -- it takes heavy weaponry. The victims of the Holocaust didn't sit around thinking to themselves, "Golly, if only we'd been able to come up with a better idea than Nazism, that Hitler sure would have stopped all this nonsense." America didn't end World War II by dropping informational leaflets. We dropped warning leaflets, then bombs. Large ones. Atomic ones. No armed ideologues in history have been defeated solely by better ideas -- at least not before decades of murder, repression and evil.
So what did Obama actually mean? It simply lacks credibility to read the president's comments at face value: No sentient human being could be this dull. He meant that ideologies aren't defeated by American guns, because American guns are backed by American ideas. And American ideas are by nature bad, evil, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, centophobic, and, presumably, arachnophobic. Sure, American ideas backed with guns won World War II -- but hey, pretty much any ideas backed with guns would have defeated Nazism, amirite? (Well, except for the ideas of the British, the French, the Czechs, the Polish...)
When it comes to fighting the ideology of ISIS, however, Obama finds Americanism insufficient, since Americanism creates ISIS ideology through Islamophobia. That's why Americans with guns can't defeat ISIS, says Obama: Americans with guns create ISIS. Only internationalism can win the day!
So far, that internationalism has been a massive failure. Of course, internationalism is always a massive failure, because it isn't an idea, any more than "diplomacy" is an idea. Both are tools, to be used by those who actually have something to say, something to fight for. But President Obama despises traditional Americans who have something to say or fight for. They are the problem. He is the cure. And he would rather disarm those Americans and their rotten ideas than let them loose with guns against those who slaughter babies.
None of this should be surprising from President Obama. He's been clear about his anti-Americanism since "Dreams From My Father"; in that masterwork of falsely nuanced detritus, Obama lambasted the "powerful" for their "dull complacency and ... steady, unthinking application of force, of ... more sophisticated military hardware."
Give Obama this: He didn't lie to us. 66 million Americans blinded themselves to his ideology, proving conclusively that bad ideologies are not always defeated by better ideas. Sadly, Obama's own rotten-to-the-core ideology continues to win victories, and the world continues to lose because of it.  [shared from Ben Shapiro July 8,2015]

Sunday, July 5, 2015


The American Saga Continues…Gay Marriage takes Center Stage

What are the real, deeper issues here?       Gay banner
What I believe is a nation-rending ruling made by SCOTUS, legalizing gay marriage across our country, is at root an outgrowth of a spiritual condition that has amassed over time. It is, somehow, a void lacking certain elements. A certain kind of spiritual presence is missing.  Or, perhaps one that should not be there, is.
If one is gay or lesbian, that seems insulting to them, doesn’t it? A homosexual man or woman may say, …but I believe in God…(link) I myself have known at least two such persons. One was a customer at a Bible bookstore where I worked. I may be wrong, but I never doubted that she was saved. She went to a local church, and told me that the pastor & congregants knew of her sexual orientation. I find it hard to believe – I cannot believe – the this young woman fell under the category of those who did not glorify God, being unthankful, and thus became ‘vain’ in her ‘imaginations’.  I did not see her as having a foolish, darkened heart.  (Romans 1:21)
…but maybe the root that worked its way into her, had its source in this very kind of condition, described by the apostle Paul in the first chapter of Romans, written so many centuries ago.
The attempts to counterfeit or diminish & destroy the work & plans of God never cease. Homosexuality may be one such fruit. In this world, just about everything gets polluted, eventually…there is never a time when Satan does not want to hijack the glory of God for himself. He does not want to see any of God’s original intentions come to fruition; while there is still time to try to derail all that God has done or is doing, to pervert it into a whole other shape & form, the devil will be busy doing that. He will not always have these opportunities. So he is ramping up such activities now, worldwide…legalization of gay marriage is probably part of that.
We as Christians need to remember that the enemy is our adversary the devil & the fallen nature of humanity, deceived into sinning. Homosexual persons are not the enemy; even SCOTUS is not the enemy. Rather, forces are operating behind & perhaps within the scenes, to denigrate God’s best. Our Saviour is Jesus Christ. The only antidote to any missing-the-mark behavior is found in Him, and in Him as He works out His will through men & women who are His, by Divine design as well as by choice. It happens in a one-on-one basis.
I do not rejoice over the SCOTUS ruling. I am deeply saddened, saddened in the same way that I was minutes after Barack Obama won the 2008 Presidential election. This ‘progressive’ move towards ‘equality’ bodes something else, I fear. And while I do not seek to deprive people in committed unions from personal happiness/well-being, I even more so hope that this ruling will not assist in the further unravelling of America’s substance, her character & what should be her great & blessed destiny. I do not want to see this ruling making a way for the hand of the devil to get an even greater grip on her than he now has.
I know that my God can reverse that which has been declared; I know He can turn back the tide – I don’t know that He will.
It will be my fervent prayer that He continue to cover the United States of America with covenant protection, because there yet remains a righteous remnant within the land. Amen.

Kemo Sabe Dumkopv

The Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping in the wilderness. After they got their tent set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the LoneRanger and says,"'Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?"
The Lone Ranger replies, "I see millions of stars."
"What that tell you?" asked Tonto.
The Lone Ranger ponders for aminute then says, "Astronomically-speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time-wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically,the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you,Tonto?"
"You dumber than buffalo... It mean someone stole tent." wink emoticon --CG