Thursday, March 29, 2018

The human lack of understanding

A WRITTEN PRAYER.


Dear Lord

Please forgive me for my lack of understanding.

Help me and all others who are bearing up as best we can with this burden of grief.

Your word says you will not lay upon us, a burden that is so heavy we cannot bear it.

I don't know what to do with my own.  I can't imagine what Hope's husband and three daughters will do with theirs.

This woman you gave me to love and care for, is heart-broken.  She desires to know you as her savior, to trust you as I and her daughter say we do before the whole world. 

We praise your name and give thanks for all the times we have witnessed miracles in your name. 

Lord, we WANT to understand.  Yes, we know that your thoughts are not our thoughts.  We wish it were otherwise.  I wish I could tell everyone that this death is for the better,  but these eyes are not capable of seeing the future and so, we panic, shake our heads negatively and weep for this great loss.

I know you have seen the deaths of so many of your Saints and understood that it had to be.  You have tried to show us your strength and remained faithful to us when life threw up obstacles in our journey, pleading with us to just Walk on in faith.  We do not enjoy disappointing you as much and as often as we do. 

You provide us with your armor, but we do not use it appropriately.  We need training.  Is that what this is?  If so, I fear that we are destined to disappoint you once again. 

"Onward Christian Soldiers" we shout to our brothers and sisters, then we stumble and fall away as a poor example. We are ashamed and know that we are weak in ourselves when death challenges us.  You are strong when we are weak.
Fill us with the power we will need to overcome all our enemies and testing for your sake. 

Be with Hope's family.  Help them to understand that she was constantly serving others in every way and means possible.  Allow her example to inspire them to be like her and you, whom she served for most of her adult life.  We will miss her greatly and seek to understand your will as we journey on toward her destination.

AMEN!





Sunday, February 18, 2018

SOMEBODY PLEASE DO SOMETHING

Sunday afternoon, Feb 2, 2018


Every person I’ve seen and heard while TV News was on, was saying the same thing.  See something-Say something, then, they added: “DO SOMETHING!”
What makes this mass shooting event any different from all the others that preceded it? Go ahead, gather all the facts you can concerning it.  The known facts are easy to gather. The Media will provide them for you.  Are those facts accurate? Can you trust what they tell you? I wouldn’t bet your life on it.

There are three hundred and twenty million or so people living in the United States.  I just read that there is an estimated three hundred million guns owned by those same people. I’ve got one of that number.  It’s a small revolver.  Even if I kept it loaded and the safety was on, there is no way a child could fire it.  The same would be true for many untrained young people or adults.  I could drive nails with the butt with no problems.  I could bust the skull of an intruder with it if I felt threatened or, God forbid; if I had enough warning that danger was coming, I could fire it at an intruder five times and pray that my aim was accurate.  I’d be aiming at their head for sure so it could be iffy.

I’ve got some time to wait if one of you out here on the internet has a suggestion that might be the badly needed solution for our nation's gun problems. Give it some thought.  What should we do? There are no stupid suggestions, so don’t be shy or afraid of being put down by these others.  They don’t have a solution either.  In fact, I’d say most of them haven’t even given the matter any thought at all.  They understand how futile regular people’s solutions usually turn out. Who are we supposed to talk to that has the ability to put a good thought into action?  Certainly not those idiots we’ve elected to act for us.  
They are too busy fighting and hating the current President and his party.  Do you have the guts to step-in during a street fight, trying to separate the angry participants before someone gets hurt or killed? They can’t hear the Police sirens approaching the scene.  There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling; do they care?  NOPE!

It’s going to take something earth-shattering to get their attention.  Something like changing the currently established Law of the Land.  Amending the second amendment, rewriting the words so the meaning is crystal clear.  Leaving no wiggle room for the manipulators to use to spin the meaning to the way they see it.

Our people will need to come together as one mind, one voice; a force of will that no politician can counter and fill the streets of the capital and our hometowns with throngs demanding that their will be heard and acted upon.

Draining the swamp was a good proposal; when will it be completed?  Most of those professional politicians need to be put out to pasture without our nation’s forever support.

You know, I did some research this morning on what Australia did to promote real, gun control.
I don’t believe the same tactics would work in the U.S..  There will be blood before that can happen here. How can a government buy back something that no one is willing to sell? If you think the war on drugs has been difficult, what do you suppose the war on gun ownership would be like?

We cannot depend on the government we have today to pass any bills that will help.  I read this morning that the Senate failed to pass four proposals put before them that related to some form of gun controls.  Why? Who knows?  Probably not enough perks attached to them as asked for by their puppet-masters; the ones pulling their strings.

I don’t know what the gun manufacturers would do if gun sales were totally banned in our country. A lot of jobs would be lost unless they find something else to produce, like non-lethal items.  

The same might be said for the proposed solution I heard someone mention recently; controlling the availability of ammunition for all guns.  If someone thinks that might work, please don’t spread it around or else everyone with guns will start stocking up on ammo before access is cut off.

 


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Part two of NRA post

Allow me to begin this posting by giving God some glory. He woke me up this morning and injected me with "I can do and will do all I am able to do" spirit.
He gave me the energy and painless period I need to get moving and doing things around the house. I was also full of joy and love to the point of overflowing. I know my wife (Maureen) thought I had lost my mind. It has been a while since she had seen me like that. End of praise for now.
I just know in my soul that there are so few of you out here on Facebook that will read beyond the "Read More" link in a post. You believe that one should be able to say whatever is on their mind in a few sentences. You should move over to Twitter is that if your attitude. If you didn't see and read beyond that point in yesterday's posting, you may be a bit confused as to what will follow here. I CONTINUE ...
Just in case you get to wondering while you are reading, let me inform you; I DID VOTE FOR TRUMP, and I knew exactly what I was doing.
I don't really think or believe that our POTUS is a member of either officially recognized party. He just needed a Conservative platform from which to convey his message to WE the people. He also needed a number of candidates in that party to show themselves so he could see what he was up against in the debates to follow. He measured and weighed them and believed that he had a pretty good chance of out talking and outselling himself to all those voters who were sick and tired of the same old, same old and were desperate for a change. He wanted to be their Last Resort Provider.
I know; I know; he made some promises even he didn't think he could keep but he understood how badly we wanted and needed those things and maybe he believed that if God and the Universe were with him, stranger things have happened, even to the point of being classified as Miracles. I believe he wants to be all that we had hoped for and a few of the things that he, himself hoped to accomplish.
I want everyone who voted for him to realize what they and all the others who were fed up had already accomplished with their votes. Can you see now what a powerful gift we have been given? Clear your mind of "my one vote doesn't matter." What can one man/woman do with the right actions? It doesn't require violence or vandalism or killing. It doesn't call for burning down homes and stores or government buildings. We can peacefully assemble, work together as one unit and get results that those greed and power filled imposters CANNOT ignore. If they try; it is at their own peril they do so.
Just look at all the haters are willing to do to try to remove him from office. We are outnumbered yes! Yet they failed to cooperate enough to win the victory over us who did. They actually believed it was a sure thing. Hillary could not lose this one. The FIX was in!
Now that we know our own capabilities when we work together, let us not rest on our success and let those crooks and thieves stay in office. Let's go for broke and demand Term Limits that will remove all the professional politicians that think they are in their offices until they want to leave. They think they can continue doing what they want to do and to heck with the wants and needs of those that put them there. Well! That's not what we know we were promised by those far-sighted men who fought and died and sacrificed life and treasure to grant us this great gift of freedom and rule of law democracy we share.
The words "In God, We Trust" is on our money. It should be burned into the flesh of our hearts and foremost in our thoughts and actions.
GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

NRA = Non Regular American

I've been wearing a new hat with NRA on it. I wondered what I was going to say should anyone call me on it out in public. I came up with this "This NRA stands for a None Regular American." I actually don't agree with most peoples thinking about our right to bear arms but I know I'd stir up a hornets' nest to share how I actually feel and think about it.
So, I've been Googling the Constitution and its' amendments. It didn't take me long to discover that I am on the right track. If any of you other Sheep out there think you understand our Constitution and all that has happened to bring about the existing amendments simply because of what others have to say about it, you are certainly barking up the wrong tree and misleading yourself. Haven't you learned by now that our government and those we allow to run it are all crooks and liars?
GO HERE and do some reading for yourself. You have a functioning brain that has the ability to help you understand what you are reading. Ponder on it. Ferret out the truth and stop sleeping with the enemy. All the guns we already possess and hold to so patriotically won't bring about change. Our best weapon is our vote and our opinions. We have the right to demand what our Constitution provides us. We must learn what that is and to put the truth to work for us. If we confront our elected representatives with a united voice and make them feel the pressure at the polls during the upcoming mid-terms, they will hear us loudly and possibly react in a favorable way.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
Part two will follow here.  Come back please and finish this post.  It's important!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Taking a closer look at Lady Liberty


     It’s amazing to this writer, what one can discover about any topic of discussion once they begin to do some deep research.

     Think about your own attitude and opinions when it comes to the subject of immigration into these United States of America.  Do you see yourself as very well informed or sufficiently informed and able to discuss the matter in a persuasive means?

     I thought of myself that way.  It turns out that I was very wrong.  I suspect that there are millions of citizens living in America who are in my overloaded boat and will not realize it until their little craft is swamped and sinking.  Many of you should start bailing right about now.  I hear that there are sharks in these waters.

     I would be willing to bet that many of you believe that the large bronze plaque which is located in the base of The Statue Of Liberty; the one that contains those words that have been so frequently cited by yesterday’s and today’s politicians, has been there for as long as the statue itself.  WRONG!

(source) Wikipedia
The New Colossus
Emma Lazarus's manuscript
Created 1883
Location Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Author - Emma Lazarus
Purpose Sonnet was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the monument in 1903.

              Her Poem
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

     I would point out here, that the author (Emma Lazarus) declined the request to compose an original work for the purpose of raising funds to pay for the erection of France's gift, but changed her mind when it was suggested "that she consider what the statue would mean to the thousands of immigrants who would see it as they sailed into New York harbor and Ellis Island, where they would be processed before being allowed to enter the country."

I mean "Who would see it" is a bit of a stretch of the reality of the actual circumstances.  They certainly could not view it without magnification of some sort from their positions on the ships that transported them to Ellis Island.  Even today one must be on the island which the statue was erected on and standing relatively CLOSE to it to see and read it with their naked eyes. I know for sure that none of the illegal immigrants crossing into our county from our southern or northern borders can see it.  So, they have not been officially invited to come, no matter how one interprets the poem's meaning.

AREN'T YOU SICK OF IT YET?  All those bleeding heart Liberals playing the emotional card, attempting to create artificial compassion within their constituents.

DACA!  What is that ... really?  It's a means of side-stepping our immigration laws. Criminals who have been successful at hiding their offspring from the authorities until they are young adults are ignored. Then, somehow, someone persuaded our government to allow those children special privileges, by granting them supports of varying types. This maneuver created an advantage for them over all others who have earned the right to become citizens the correct way. "WHAT ABOUT US THEY SHOUT!" But their words fall on the deaf ears and hardened hearts of politicians, hungry for more alien votes.

The RED HERRING has become one of Trump's HATERS frequent tools of distractions.

Our country does not need to add hundreds of thousands to our welfare and Medicaid burden.  Obama leeched billions from our Social Security Funds.
"Get your hands out of our pockets!" we retirees, are shouting.  They won't be happy until they find some way to hasten death for all of us.  They see all that money and think it is theirs to use, however.  Well! Think again you thieving skunks.