Today was a special day for Israel
Today was a special day for many people in the World, mostly Christians and especially Jews. A promise to move the USA Embassy, passed by Congress in 1995, during the Clinton Administration was fulfilled today as the Embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This not only fulfilled President Trump’s campaign promise, but that of his three preceding presidents.
In 1995 the United States Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which mandated the United States Israel Embassy be moved from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital of Jerusalem. Yet, for 23 years every United States president has signed a waiver to delay the move of the embassy.
However, because of continued pressure from Christians in several nations, President Trump has made a different decision than past presidents. He has chosen to uphold the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 and today the United States Embassy is officially opening in Jerusalem! This move is extremely important and exciting to Christians because of what scripture teaches us.
Israel is a nation created not by man but by God. The Lord gave the land of Israel to Abraham and his offspring in an everlasting covenant (Psalm 89:28-37). Genesis 12:2 God says to Abraham, “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”
Israel is the birthplace of our Christian faith. Jesus Christ a Jew came first for His people, then for the Gentiles (Romans 1:16). The Jewish people gave birth to our sacred scriptures, the prophets, the disciples, and apostles. One only has to walk the streets of Israel to see scripture come to life in the Holy Land.
Israel is a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the midst of a difficult region of the world. Israel is often viewed as a tethered, snarling tiger threatening those who venture too near. They are a nation roughly the size of New Jersey, yet Israel draws the attention of the world because it is the birthplace of our faith.
I changed my opinion on the over-aggressiveness of Israel when I was there a few years ago. A enemy missile blew up the bridge, which our van would have crossed about two minutes later. I then realized, that missiles could attack and hit anywhere in Israel and particularly in Jerusalem (City), which is about the same size as Manhattan Island, NYC. It reminded me of my time in the “Green Zone” in Iraq, knowing that I was supposedly safe, but could be hit at anytime.
Today’s action was just a symbolic move to some, who thank God for this historic and exciting day to see the United States standing with Israel! To others, it’s a kick to the crotch of their Islamic ideologies and Israel will still, and maybe forever, have to defend against aggression.
Simul nos firmiores.
Happy Mother’s Day Today
To all Mothers everywhere who Love, Cherish, Discipline, Educate and try to ensure that the Character of their Children meets the expectations of God and encourages Love, Peace, Prosperity, Self-sufficiency and Understanding in our World. A political statement? Damn right… but it’s a duty of Motherhood and their Gift to the World. Happy Mother’s Day. An: http://jeffress.com/newsarticle/
Happy International Women’s Day Today
8 March 2018 to my family, friends and women everywhere from the Jeffress Group, Jeffress.com
Congrats to All Olympics Participants
Congratulations to ALL athletes from ALL countries who have had the wonderful experience of participating in the Olympics in PyeongChang the past two weeks. Just getting to perform at that level is fantastic and an enviable experience and shows amazingly, exceptional skills… winning is even better of course.
I watched a few the Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Downhill Skiing and the Women’s Figure Skating events. USA Men’s Hockey had a tough loss in a shootout to the Czechs; The USA Women’s Hockey “Miracle on Ice” Team won in shootout to win over mighty Canada to take their first “Gold” since 1998 (see my post yesterday); and Alina Zagitova took gold just ahead of her recovering training partner and two times World Champion (and my favorite) Evgenia Medvedeva (both Russian) and Kaetlyn Osmond took Bronze for Canada, bringing Canada’s total medal wins to 25, just behind Russia, USA and Norway (33, 28 & 26 respectively) at the time of this post. Again… Congratulation to All for bringing some exciting viewing to our lives. It is certainly a good break from “PolyTicks.”
Evgenia Medvedeva, Alina Zagitova and Kaetlyn Osmond
Congrats to USA Olympic Women’s Hockey Team
Congratulations to the USA Olympic Women’s Hockey Team in an amazing 3-2 victory over Canada, often considered the Queen of Women’s Hockey. Monique Lamoureux-Morando tied it up 2-2 in the 3rd period and her twin sister, Jocelyne scored in the 6th round of the shoot-out and then 20-year-old goalie Maddie Rooney stopping a shot by Canada to seal Team USA’s first gold medal in 20 years.
Congrats to team captain Meghan Duggan, the coaches and the entire “Miracle On Ice” Team. Angela Ruggiero, 1998 gold medalist and Hockey Hall of Fame’r hung the gold around the necks of today’s winning team members. Congratulations… “The Miracle on Ice” Ladies.
Last Week Was Not Our Happiest Valentine’s Day
About 9 hours ago today, 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, born Sep or 1998, killed at least 17 and injured 20 or more innocent people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Cruz had “countless magazines” and was believed to have an AR-15 rifle, the sheriff said. The sheriff said Cruz had attended the school but was expelled for disciplinary reasons. This is one tragic in an increasing series of tragic events that should never have happened. One more… too many.
The number one problem today is not guns… it is “Parenting, or the lack thereof.” This has caused a degeneration of our society. Lack of or poor parenting has led to the lack of discipline, respect and a frustration amongst our youth of today tragically vented by troubled people like Nickolas Cruz. I think the “Degeneration of our Culture and Society is a bigger and more important problem than the proliferation of guns.
It’s true that guns make injuring and killing people easier and quicker, particularly semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15. However, guns and all other weapons, are just instruments, and not the root cause of these terrible, tragic incidents, like the one this afternoon.
Nickolas Cruz, a 19 year old past student and troubled youth at the Stoneman Douglas High School, expelled for disciplinary problems, was the one who planned this killing in great detail and pulled… and pulled and pulled the trigger, and the gun(s) responded with a barrage of bullets. The gun was the instrument of death, but the man (Cruz) was the “cause” of the deaths and injuries.
When Americans, and those in other countries, finally wake up to to the “real causes” of these tragic shootings, then just maybe we can begin to solve this problem. So, what are the causes? Well, I will list some of them which in my opinion contribute to these tragedies:
1- A breakdown in our society. It started following WWII, Korean & Vietnam Wars and the desire to never have another war or more killings, and celebrating freedom and ignoring the possibility of violence. If we just ignore it, maybe it won’t exist… it will just go away.
2- More sex, less precaution and safety, more kids; Split families with no father involved; Women working more instead of being an at-home parent to their children; Kids being “farmed-out” to care-givers, and often, the total lack of teaching of discipline and respect.
3- And then came the “training machines,” those video games… those “killing machines.” They made killing seem so exciting, exhilarating and so easy and innocent with no feeling of fear, guilt or shame, or any punishment or even disapproval by their parents or care-givers. After all, it kept the kids busy and out of their way.
4- These kids grew up sitting on their ass, practicing killing and maiming and getting lazy and obese and 40% will become diabetic in the future. Just think, how they might have been different… better children and adults, IF they had been taught respect and disciplined to clean their rooms, take out the trash, get a summer job, and at least get out and play ball, associate with others and get some exercise.
5- Oh, and then there is the “Media.” The Mighty-Media, which has found that people listen and watch when tragedy occurs and it covers it great detail… almost glorifying it, or at least making it seem so common, that a “kid” or “mentally warped” adult can feel that it is so common-place today that it is acceptable and an easy way to attract the attention that they have missed while sequestered in their room on social media or playing video games. To the Media, ratings are the most important thing and with higher ratings, come increased salaries and bonuses. We seem to thrive on a “diet of evil,” even though we claim to want, and even demand peace and harmony.
6- Now, let’s not forget “Mental Health Issues.” The population has doubled in my short lifetime, therefore so has the number of people with mental instabilities ranging from slight to just plain crazy. However, reportedly the percent of those with mental problems has NOT increased and has actually decreased in past decades with newer and better treatments available. There is still much room for needed improvement, but it does not explain why some mentally impaired are so much more prone to violence today than in decades past. I think the answer is a combination of the other six items in this post: Items 1 through 5 and particularly 7, which have exacerbated the state of one’s mental health by keeping it hidden… out of sight, out of mind, less thinkable, therefore less fixable.
7- And finally, “We, the People,” have become so “Politically Correct,” that we can’t even think about anything that might be objectionable to someone, much less, openly discuss it so that we just might find a solution. Political Correctness has plagued the Unites States, Canada, Australia and most of Northwestern Europe to the point that “We” are being taken over and dominated by “Minority” which force us, the majority, to bend to their wishes and demands, their Religion, their Politics and their Ways of Life. Ways that are unacceptable and incompatible with our Constitution, our Government, our Religions and our Way of Life. Yet, “We the Sheeple,” set back, look the other way, and let it happen. Hell! No wonder our kids think “Anything goes.” We blame “Things” instead of people who use them for evil! It is always “something” else’s or someone else’s fault… never ours. Well, someday, history will probably show that it “Was our fault,” and “Bad things happen, when good people do nothing.”
We must change people… We must change our ambivalence, our political correctness, our culture, our civilization… we must change people. I know that seems unacceptable, but we must. For thousands of generations humanoids have adapted to an ever-changing climate. Today, we find that unacceptable… we must change the climate to suit our needs… but will we? Will we continue to blame guns? Remember, if all good, law-abiding people give up their guns, only bad people will have them. If we could get rid of all guns, then there would still be other weapons. Before there were guns and bombs, there were knives and swords, and before that there were arrows, clubs and stones. There will always be weapons… we must change people. Many of us were trained to kill if necessary with our bare hands, so should we all have our hands amputated? I suggest, we get respect, discipline and even obedience back in our families and our schools… and yes, allow Christian and other prayer in the classroom and at sporting events. If we continue to allow a 2% minority of our population to dictate that our rights be replaced by theirs, soon we will loose the very qualities that once “Made America Great.” President Trump can’t do it… “If it’s to become true, it’s up to YOU.
# Vets to Boycott Today’s Super Bowl Game
Many Veterans and American Patriots will Boycott today’s Super Bowl Game and continue to Boycott Sponsors of the NFL for the arrogant disrespect by NFL players on several teams this, and past years. Their actions are accomplishing little, other than increasing the divide in America and the spread of hatred and lawlessness in our Nation. America only kneels to pray… it Stands to remain strong.
This hatred for America, our President and what America has “Stood” for is demonstrated in the NFL, the State of the Nation, and in many other places and is increasingly become a “Black vs White” Issue as shown in the Photo below.
I think the USAA should further distance themselves from the NFL, and that sponsorship should be dropped by the companies, which can be seen by clicking on the Links below, until NFL players begin to respect their Nation for giving them the opportunity to earn more each year for playing a game than the average university/college graduate will earn in their life time.
Please do your part to help stem the proliferation of hate, disrespect and intolerance sweeping America today, which may eventually make our once great Nation no better than those we now look down upon as “third world” nations. Remember, our vets risked their lives to ensure the freedoms for kids to grow up to be ball players, movie stars and CEO’s and make many times more each season than the veteran made in his or her entire military career.
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US House Intelligence Report from RT
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Link from Russia Today, who normally has news like this out before USA media does, if at all.
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Did You Watch The State Of The Union Address?
How many of you watched the State of the Union address tonight? I think that President Trump covered his (our) accomplishments and actions currently being taken or planned in the near future very well. He stayed away from negativism and criticism, introduced several persons for their heroic actions and outlined his plan for America’s immediate future.
I was disappointed but not surprised to see that nearly all on the Democrat’s left side of the isle sat somberly with no applauding except in few instances where others were be praised for their heroic actions. Some just sat there and talked among themselves while many others decided to boycott the President’s address. Poor old Nancy Pelosi obviously didn’t want to be there. She sat there as if she was in terrible pain… as if she was totally constipated and wanted to go but couldn’t (See photo below)
Rep Joe Kennedy III gave the Democrat response / rebuttal, with his version of how to “Make America Great Again” (he didn’t use those words), recommending open borders, let all in who want to come; No qualification controls, Take more from the rich to enhance the poor; Diminish our military strength and just stay out of war, no matter what; Criticized Trumps comments on MS-13 Gangs; And to continue Obama’s spending as if money grows on trees. They both spoke of their hopes for America, but disagree on who should be let in, how to make America great again and how to pay for it.