Thanks to all my FB friends who wished me a happy birthday and a special thanks to those who had the Баня and party for me. Also, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter day remembering the real meaning Easter. It’s not just about bunnies and eggs, but they do add to the fun. Easter is the time of year for rebirth, new flowers, getting out the lawn mower, etc, but it’s about Jesus dying and rising again for us. Cheers.
Beware: Today’s Knews
Our #1 Knews Today: Negotiations with Iran continued this week in Switzerland apparently with some hope of agreement when the meetings resume. Since the United States is trying to kiss-up to… I mean make some peace with both Iran and Russia, one suggestion is to just give Iran many of our nuclear weapons and a missile delivery system which might discourage them from continuing to develop their own technology and facilities, and placate Russia by diminishing our own nuclear arsenal. If we can just appease Iran long enough, maybe their technology and capability will die off along with their engineers and scientists and they won’t pose a problem in the future.
And #2: Regarding the increasing influx of Mexicans and Central Americans across our border, a proposal to fund and build, what is being called the Radiation Obstruction Technique (ROT), may be considered. Transmitting towers would be installed which would emit a classified radiation component which would… in short, turn a person’s skin bright red with some irritation and prompt them to seek medical help, and of course, make them easy to identify and be apprehended by immigration officials.
A 3rd proposal, similar to that unveiled by Maine’s Governor this week is to reform the Welfare and Food Stamp Program to eliminate fraud and ensure that those recipients who are able to work do so, either by working on government assigned tasks or training to acquire work related skills to survive without government assistance in the future. If approved, the program will commence June 31st.
Yet a 4th proposal fostered by several universities and think tanks is to begin to study and nurture the evolution of the human body for eventual assimilation and survival on sea water as the World’s supply of fresh water is rapidly diminishing. If Mankind can survive on salt water, it will save trillions of dollars in desalination and distribution.
A 5th proposal is consideration of a new “Health Care Tax,” being called “LOST” (Lose Overweight & Save Tax), would be based on a person’s BMI. All Obama Care insured, and eventually all will be required to be examined and cary a “BMI Card,” which will be presented every time food or drink is purchased in a store or restaurant, and a tax as a percentage will be imposed on food purchases. For example, a 5’9” man weighing 200 pounds would have a BMI of 29.5 and have no surcharge, but a man 5’9” weighing 220 pounds would have a BMI of 32.5 and be 2.5 points over the line for obesity and be assessed a 2.5% additional tax on all food purchases. This will be a great incentive for overweight persons (BMI 25 to 29.9) and obese persons (BMI of 30 or more) to eat less, exercise more, lose weight and be healthier.
A 6th and more drastic and certainly more controversial plan is to begin sterilizing all rapists immediately upon conviction and all men after fathering 3 or more children and women after giving birth to three of more children. The USA population is increasing at the rate of 30 million every 10 years and the World population by one billion every 10 years and this is not sustainable long-term. There is also consideration of requiring a permit before having a child and imposing a tax thereupon. The problem is, what to do with violators.
A 7th idea may seem strange but is logical… sort of logical. Swiss Cheese has air bubbles (holes) in it and therefore is less dense that other cheeses, so a pound of Swiss cheese takes up more space and requires a larger wrapper than does other cheeses. Therefore, cheese makers are suggesting that Swiss Cheese be sold by the cubic inch or cubic centimeter instead of by the pound or kilo. This makes it competitive with other more solid cheeses.
Proposition 8 is a really “foreign” idea. Many people who eat at Chinese restaurants use the numbers in Fortune Cookies to play the lottery. China now wants to collect a fee or royalty whenever a number on a fortune cookie turns out to be the winning lottery number. They think 10% seems like a fair amount.
Oh, and then there is lucky number 9. President Obama is looking for a retirement home and so far has considered Chicago, New York City, Asheville, NC, California and Hawaii. But it turns out that he can inherit a large tract of land, mansion and the servant/slaves to manage the estate if he goes back to Kenya. The only kicker in the deal is; he has to claim it as his birth rite, and that may be a little disconcerting to some people.
And finally, lets end with a perfect 10. Isn’t it terrific to have such an inciteful leader with such a transparent Agenda? President Obama has kept one of his promises. He promised to “change” America and he has certainly done that. He knows that these changes will endure for decades to come. He is a happy man.
Now that “Today’s Knews” is back in business, keep following us on Jeffress.Com, Facebook and Twitter… and HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY to all, and don’t forget to Beware of Today’s Knews.
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It’s time to say goodbye.
So, “Goodbye 2014.” I hope that year 2015 will bring a re-birth of faith, hope, charity, trust, patience, tolerance, security and maybe even peace and happiness to our lives and society.
The past year, 2014, has certainly not been a happiest year to remember. Severe drought in California, floods in the Midwest, ebola cases a threat in USA, the tragic killings in Ferguson, Mo and New York and the resulting mob violence and destruction. And finally, proof that our president and his administration lied about the attack on our Embassy in Benghazi and still continues to lie about this and several other issues. Then there is the threat of a Solar EMT, or worse yet, the threat of an enemy produced EMT, which could wipe out most electronic devices, shut-down our power grids, and effectively cause chaos and set us back years or decades and the chaos could be fatal to many. It is not a matter of if, but of when. We are not prepared and we should be.
I pray that we trade in “common-core” for “common-sense” and realize that “one shoe doesn’t fit all.” All people are NOT equal, even though we supposedly have “equal rights.” We do NOT all have equally developed physical and mental capabilities. The government can’t legislate immediate changes to what evolution has taken millions of years to create. Until we recognize that people ARE different and need to be educated accordingly, there will continue to be those who are left behind as well as those who are held back from excelling. If we did not insist that all elementary school children have the latest in computer technology, then they just might learn the basics of mathematics, writing, thinking and problem solving and we would save billions of dollars in educational cost… and our children would be better prepared for high school, college and career for life.
I hope that we will remember that slavery in any form is wrong, yet rid ourselves of the shame that our great-great-great grandfathers may have had slaves 150, 200 or 300 years ago. We now know that that slavery was wrong. We don’t have slaves anymore, although it still practiced in places in Africa and the Middle East. Our ancestors used to “bleed the bad blood” from a person with difficult to cure ailments….we don’t do that anymore. Physicians used to perform lobotomies on people with mental disorders….we don’t do that anymore. People even burned witches at the stake, old women whom others didn’t understand…we don’t do this anymore. We don’t have slaves anymore…so why can’t we Americans learn to live peacefully together and not be divided by past history that ended 150 years ago. Why must democrats hate republicans for slavery. Remember, it was primarily democrats who owned slaves and it was a republican president who freed the slaves. Why can’t we just accept that as past history and move on? We don’t need to forget it, but we don’t have to be obsessed by it and let it continue to divide and destroy us.
Oh yeah… let’s don’t forget about the election. Enough people have now become un-trusting and disenchanted with the Obama Administration and the way things are going… and realize where things are going, that Republicans won in the House and now control both houses of Congress. This is good… and this is bad. Good, because Republicans are more likely to resist spending money we don’t have and reducing regulations and the size of government, but bad, because if they don’t promptly get their act together and perform miraculously (which is doubtful), Democrats will take back control of the House and Senate and eventually all three branches of government, and we will continue to spend what we don’t have. YOU can’t do that, (unless you on the dole of course) so why should we expect our government to be able to spend beyond our means and survive? Our national debt is now over $18 trillion* and our unfunded liabilities over $127 trillion*, which includes social security, medicare, medicaid, veterans benefits, etc. WOW! $18 trillion… $127 trillion… geeze… that’s almost real money.
There are now just over 320,000,000 people in the USA with an estimated population breakdown as follows: 162.5 million females, 157.5 million males; 210 mil White, 54 mil Hispanic, 45 mil Black,16 mil Asian and 3 mil Am Natives. Approximately 246 mil are Christian (169 m Protestant & 79 m Catholic), 8 mil Jewish, 7 mil Muslim, 5 mil Buddhist. 2 mil other and 50 mil unaffiliated. By age and/or employable status, the breakdown is about: 80 million young children and students; 50 million old and/or retired; and 190 million in the between school and retirement category. Of this 190 million, 160 million are able to work, 120 million* are actually employed and the other 30 million are not able to or have never worked. This means that the true unemployment is ~12.5% and in reality, it’s 22.5% when all non-working people who could work are included. It’s hard to understand the government’s claim of 6.7% unemployment until you realize that they only count those on unemployment, and that makes it “all better” somehow. Yeah…riiightt. 🙁
Now if you take the information from the two paragraphs above, you can see that if our current national debt is *$18 trillion and we have *160 million who can work, then each and everyone of those workers owes $112,500 as his/her part of the national debt and… $793,750 in future obligations. Now folks, does that give you some idea of the $#!+y situation we’re in? If you are not concerned… you should be! When other major countries in the World lose faith in the Petro Dollar and it loses it’s status as the World’s Reserve Currency, then the $#!+ will hit the fan and could result in tremendous inflation. The Stock Market Capitalization is now 2.33 times greater than it was at the start of the Great Depression. The Dollar is on a high now, but only because other currencies are worse off and we are more clever at hiding the facts.
But enough of this!! I do try to be a positive person. Heck, if I was an atomic particle, I think I would be a Proton… or maybe and Electron… or maybe a “Positron,” but they’re short lived, and I intend to hang around for awhile. So, I guess I’ll be a, hmmm…
So, Goodbye 2014… Hello 2015. In the next few days I will again publish my “Jeffress Annual Prophecy,” which has had an average accuracy of 72% over the past 5 years. Watch for it if you wish and believe it is you dare, but you’ll need to get your “PC” vaccination. 😉 Cheers and “Happy New Year.”
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
I and the rest of the Jeffress Group wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you be blessed with enough love, faith, hope, good health and happiness for a wonderful Christmas and peace and happiness in the New Year and every year. Happy birthday Jesus and Merry Christmas to all.
Thanksgiving unofficially started 393 years ago as (considered by many, Separatists & Savages) “Pilgrims and Native Americans” peacefully gathered to enjoy and give thanks for a successful crop year, plentiful food and their survival.
A brief History of “How Thanksgiving Started & Why We Celebrate It” is below:
In 1609 a group of Pilgrims left England for the religious freedom in Holland where they lived and prospered, however their children were becoming more like the Dutch than English, so the “Pilgrims” decided to leave Holland after getting financial support from English investors.
On Sept. 6, 1620 the Pilgrims set sail for the New World on a ship called the Mayflower. They sailed from Plymouth, England and aboard were 44 Pilgrims, who called themselves the “Saints”, and 66 others, whom the Pilgrims called the “Strangers.”
The long trip was cold and damp and took 65 days. The trip was difficult and many passengers became sick and one person died by the time land was sighted on November 10th. The long trip had led to many disagreements between the “Saints” and the “Strangers”. After land was sighted a meeting was held and an agreement was worked out, called the Mayflower Compact, which guaranteed equality and unified the two groups. They joined together and named themselves the “Pilgrims.” A landing party was sent ashore to locate a good area to settle and the Mayflower dropped anchor in mid to late November or early December and the Pilgrims settled in Patuxet, which is now called Plymouth, where the legendary Plymouth Rock can be found.
The first winter was devastating to the Pilgrims. The cold, snow and sleet was exceptionally heavy, interfering with the workers as they tried to construct their settlement. They also feared attack by the local Native American Indians, but the Patuxets were a peaceful group and did not attack. March brought warmer weather and the health of the Pilgrims improved, but many had died during the long winter. Of the 110 Pilgrims and crew who left England, less that 50 survived the first winter.
On March 16, 1621 , what was to become an important event took place, an Indian brave walked into the Plymouth settlement. The Pilgrims were frightened until the Indian called out “Welcome” (in English!).
His name was Samoset and he was an Abnaki Indian. He had learned English from the captains of fishing boats that had sailed off the coast. After staying the night Samoset left the next day. He soon returned with another Indian named Squanto who spoke better English than Samoset. Squanto told the Pilgrims of his voyages across the ocean and his visits to England and Spain. It was in England where he had learned English.
Squanto’s importance to the Pilgrims was enormous and it can be said that they would not have survived without his help. It was Squanto who taught the Pilgrims how to tap the maple trees for sap. He taught them which plants were poisonous and which had medicinal powers. He taught them how to plant the Indian corn by heaping the earth into low mounds with several seeds and fish in each mound. The decaying fish fertilized the corn. He also taught them to plant other crops with the corn, and also, to hunt and trap turkeys. Today, the Turkey, which helped save the Pilgrims, is our symbol of Thanksgiving.
The harvest in October was very successful and the Pilgrims found themselves with enough food to put away for the winter. There was corn, fruits and vegetables, fish to be packed in salt, and meat to be cured over smoky fires.
The Pilgrims had much to celebrate, they had built homes in the wilderness, they had raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter, they were at peace with their Indian neighbors. They had beaten the odds and it was time to celebrate.
The Pilgrim Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving to be shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native Americans. They invited Squanto and the other Indians to join them in their celebration. Their chief, Massasoit, and 90 braves came to the celebration which lasted for 3 days. They played games, ran races, marched and played drums. The Indians demonstrated their skills with the bow and arrow and the Pilgrims demonstrated their musket skills. Exactly when the festival took place is uncertain, but it is believed the celebration took place in mid-October.
The following year the Pilgrims harvest was not as bountiful, as they were still unused to growing the corn. During the year they had also shared their stored food with newcomers and the Pilgrims ran short of food and several more died.
The 3rd year brought a spring and summer that was hot and dry with the crops dying in the fields. Governor Bradford ordered a day of fasting and prayer, and it was soon thereafter that the rain came. To celebrate – November 29th of that year was proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. This date is believed to be the real true beginning of the present day Thanksgiving Day. Side Note: When I was asked to explain our Thanksgiving tradition while I worked in Siberia, I told our group who threw a party for us Americans, about how this holiday got started, as described above. I also told them, that in the year 1623, The Jeffress Clan arrived from Scotland & Wales, and that America has prospered from that time on, or at least most of the time. 🙂
The custom of an annually celebrated thanksgiving, held after the harvest, continued through the years. During the American Revolution (late 1770’s) a day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of thanksgiving. Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving day in mid-October.
Happy Thanksgiving and remember how it started and give thanks for what you have and need, and not just what you want.
Did you hear the rumor ?
Hear ye…hear ye; Did you hear the rumor ?…
That Obama is being considered for sainthood?
Yep, he’s scared the HELL out of more Americans
than any minister, priest or rabbi has ever saved.
The 25th Anniversary of “The Wall Came Tumbling Down.”
Just over 27 years ago, President Ronald Reagan stood by the Berlin Wall and called out to President Mikhail Gorbachev, “Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Two years later the Wall demolition began and today, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Things have changed in the past quarter of a century, particularly in the past six years, and today, we have a new wall. It not made with cement, steel and stone, but it is restraining the freedoms and the progress and is detrimental to more people than even was the Berlin Wall.
Today, I will exercise one of the few liberties I have left and re-post the article I wrote back last summer, and again appeal to our President Obama to “Tear Down The Wall” he has created between himself and his administration and “We the People” of the United States, the Congress, and even our Allies in other nations of the World. We need a government that serves the needs of the people, and provides only what we individuals, local and state governments can not adequately provide for ourselves, e.g., a strong military, power grid and highway and railroad systems, etc., and a stable monetary system not controlled by the Council of Foreign Affairs, the House of Rothschild, and other owners and rulers of the World. We want a government of leaders including a president, who support the people whom they are sworn to serve and not just themselves and the privileged few seeking totalitarian control.
Hopefully, the results of this past Tuesday’s election, will help to set us on a new path toward renewed freedom and success and away from the “Agenda” now imposed upon us. President Reagan said at the end of his famous speech, referring to the leaders, “If they should ever have the kind of government they apparently seek, no one would ever be able to do what they’re doing again.” God willing, and with your courage, “We the People” can work toward and demand that our leaders support our Constitution and rebuild America so that we can all be proud of our great nation again. (If you have a few more minutes, please read the rest.)
Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall !! © by Jeffress, 140420, posted 140706, 2,113 words, 23 paras.. 2 photos
Mr. President, Tear Down That Wall !! In 5 1/2 years you have build a wall between you and your sworn duties as President. You have built a wall between you and Congress. You have built a wall between you and most Americans who want our freedoms, pride and national reputation back. We want a president who lives up to his oath of office and supports and defends our Constitution. You have even built a wall between you and many of the people who voted for you and are now far worse off than they were five years ago before you and your dictatorial regime took power. Mr. President, “We the People” are not your enemy, we are your constituents, (the majority of who) elected you to uphold our Constitution, to lead within the authorized duties and restraints of your office, to work with the Legislative and Judicial branches of government and to be our President, not a dictator.
Warren Harding was the most unprepared president, and he stated in one of his last addresses, “I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” John Tyler became President after William Henry Harrison died after only 32 days in office, lost the support of both parties and became the only serving President not to be elected. Presidents James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson and Franklin Pierce were all unpopular, unprepared and unsuccessful presidents.
Ulysses S. Grant, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush were considered corrupt, lacking in integrity and arrogant. Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter were considered by many as inept and do-nothing presidents.
So you see Mr. Obama, we have had bad presidents before, but never in the history of this nation, have we had a president who so flagrantly exceeded the authority of his office, disregarded the Constitution and his oath to uphold it and made and changed laws usurping the rights granted only to Congress and bragged about it. You have dictated your will and socialistic agenda on and at the expense of the people whom you are supposed to protect and serve. Shame on you.
Even more importantly Mr. President, you have lied to the people of America and to the World and destroyed your integrity and character and any trust and respect that most of us may have had for you. Having travelled extensively, I know that because of your lack of leadership, people in other nations, long time allies, now question our alliance, agreements and treaties to protect them against foreign invasion and support for them in time of need. People in Europe and Asia now laugh at you as the weak, but determined dictator trying to change the world to fit your vision.
Mr. Obama, you are still blaming President Bush for all of your difficulties. The poor economy is his fault even though our national debt has increased $6.92 trillion during your 5.25 years in office as opposed to the $4.86 trillion it increased during Bush’s 8 years in office. The national debt increased $607 billion average per year during Bush’s 8 years, as opposed to it raising $1,317 billion during your 5 years 3 months in office, so your rate of debt increase is 2.17 times that of Bush.
Next Mr President, let’s just show a few of the things where you have conned the American public, exceeded the authority vested in you, and flagrantly lied, either directly or by omission, to “We the People,” who you are supposed to serve. I’ll keep your list of failures short…just the top twelve.
01- Obamacare: Belligerently cramming a poorly written, misunderstood, constitutionally questionable bill down the throats of America with the promise of better service and cheaper costs. You and your cronies knew ahead of time the probable ramifications of this legislation and you apparently didn’t care. This was always more about control than it was health care. If the “Affordable Health Care Act,” (certainly a misnomer) did work, then you, the government, gained more control of American’s health care, personal information, etc. If it failed, then it gave you the perfect opportunity to declare that it was necessary for the government to nationalize and take control of the entire health care system. You knew that you would win either way, and you didn’t care which way. Now. millions of Americans are going to pay much more for health care and not less as you had promised.
02- Failing to fix the housing market: True, it started while Bush was in office, but you promised to fix it and your “fixes” have fallen far short of your promises and over 20% of homes are still “underwater.”
03- Overpromising and misleading on the economic recovery: Mr Obama, you knew what you were up against, or at least you should have. Seeking the most important, most powerful position on the face of the Earth, you should have known before you promised. In Feb. 2009 you said to NBC’s Matt Lauer on nationwide TV, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s gonna be a one-term proposition.” Well Mr President, you now had over five years and the situation has not substantially improved.
04- Solyndra: Restructuring the over half-billion dollar government loan to a company almost certain to fail was done to safe face, reward a supporter and not admit failure to properly research, understand and confirm the company’s solvency.
05- Benghazi: This is one of the most tragic failures of your presidency. Ambassador Stevens had been asking for additional security for several months prior to the planned attack on the Embassy where Stevens and three others were killed. The public was then misled and purposely lied to for several weeks until after the 2008 election was over and you were home free with a second term. Now we have learned that you and your regime knew all along what really happened there, what the cause was and that you had denied further security to the embassy for months prior to the attack. We now know that the threat was ignored, data was destroyed, the public was lied to and that Secretary Clinton helped with the cover-up, but acted to protect you as President.
06- IRS Targeting of conservative groups: Mr President, whether or not you initiated, directed or even only condoned the IRS targeting and intimidating conservative groups who obviously don’t support you, you could have stopped it much sooner, but once again, you denied the problem and hid the facts from the public.
07- Syria: Although I agree with the US not putting “boots on the ground,” or at least those of our military, I do know that you could have applied political and economical pressure to dissuade al-Assad to back off and try to negotiate a settlement. Mr Obama, as stated on worldwide TV, you drew a “Line in the sand,” and then when chemical weapons were confirmed used, you wimped out and did nothing. You also have done little to punish Putin for Russia’s support in Syria.
08- Iran: What can I say… another “Red Line” drawn in the sand, and another red line crossed with no consequence. Iran did agree to diminish and dilute some of their HEU (highly enriched uranium), supposedly around 75%. They still have the capability of producing more. The facilities and equipment are still operational and they can reprocess and make more HEU in the months ahead.
09- Ukraine: And now we have another “Red Line.” For sometime, Russian President Putin has sought to return much of the Russian territories lost when the Soviet Union fell in 1991. He sent agitators into Crimea, intimidated them and promised them a better future and they have now chosen to become part of Russia. They voted and they will now remain a part of Russia. Now, Russia has about 40,000 troops on the Eastern Ukraine border with Russia and thousands more nearby, and have again sent agitators in to intimidate and “persuade” the locals to join mother Russia. Many of those in the primarily Russian speaking oblasts including Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, and possibly even those in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson, will resist being annexed into Russia, but may be intimidated and overwhelmed by the massive show of force and fear that Russia will demonstrate. In 1994, The USA, UK and Russian signed the “Budapest Memorandum” agreeing to protect Ukraine from invasion, provided Ukraine gave up their nuclear arsenal, which, at that time, was the third largest in the world. France and China later signed separate agreements. We have an obligation to protect Ukraine from invasion and annexation. Without putting “boots on the ground,” we could and should impose additional severe sanctions on Russia and the oligarchs who support Russia’s insurgent attacks against Ukraine. We could also provide greater financial support and supply Western Ukraine with the military equipment and supplies currently in Iraq and Afghanistan which we otherwise have to destroy or ship back here at a great expense. Shirking our duty to help Ukraine will further erode our integrity and reputation with the rest of the world and put Russia in a much stronger strategic position.
10- Ah…and now there is even more on the IRS, the Infernal Revenue Scandal, and the thousands… maybe millions, who have been sought out for audit, extensive scrutiny and punishment, all totally unnecessary, except to scare and control those with the audacity to be more conservative and out-spoken than your team liked. It has now generated more dislike and distrust in a branch of government which unfortunately, already has a dubious and overbearing reputation. This needs to stop.
11- And finally and most recently, “the invasion” from the south. With one in six (~17%) of our work-force unemployed or underemployed (many of whom have just given up), we have thousands of children crossing our borders which will further burden our system and who we will be responsible for. Our economy is in great jeopardy with our current staggering national debt of $17.584 trillion dollars ($160,000 per taxpayer) and $121.600 trillion in unfunded liabilities, and ever-growing entitlements, and it is going to be very difficult to ensure our own survival, much-less that of another million or so children and their family members as they come in the future.
12- Most importantly – Lost trust and Integrity: The calculus, the summation of all twelve articles above are probably not as important to most people as the lost integrity and trust they (we) had in you and the lack of honesty, leadership, wisdom and courage that you have failed to demonstrate during your presidency Mr. Obama. What will your legacy be?
Mr. President, maybe I am being too hard on you. But during your campaign you should have known about current conditions and fixes needed. You should have known what you were up against. After all, you were seeking the most powerful and important position on the face of the Earth. You should have known. Unlike Bush, who, eight months into his presidency, had the greatest attack on American soil by a foreign enemy, which was unforeseen, you have had no surprises. You should have either known and you didn’t, or you did know and you lied. So, which are you Mr. President; A fool, a liar, or both? These are not just my words and thoughts Mr. President, these are opinions of millions of Americans who expect more from you than you are giving. More people on Earth now know you than they do Putin, or the Pope or even Pelé. You can and you should make a positive difference for us and our lives and not just for yours and your agenda.
On June 12th, we celebrated the 27th anniversary of President Reagan’s famous speech where is said, “Mr. Gorbachev (President), tear down this wall.” Mr President, “We the People,” are not your enemy. We are trying to help convince you to be the kind of person, the kind of leader and the kind of president who supports and defends the Constitution, our rights granted therein, and treats us not as separatists, but as citizens of your “United States of America.” Mr. Gorbachev… I mean, Mr. President Barack Obama, ‘tear down this wall’ you have build between you and your constituency and the rest of the world. Rebuild America. Rebuild your character and ours. Please Mr. President, you’ve got 2 1/2 years to try to be the President that your daughters will be proud to tell your grandchildren about someday. You’ve got a big wall to tear down and a lot of fences to mend… best you get started soon. So, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL MR. PRESIDENT. Please.
Link to Pres. Reagan’s speech: http://www.news.com.au/world/germany-celebrates-25th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-the-berlin-wall/story-fndir2ev-1227117681906
“It Is No Secret”
Copied and shared from a member of the “Board”: This is worth reading!
Back in the 50’s there was a well known radio host/comedian/song writer in Hollywood named Stuart Hamblen who was noted for his drinking, womanizing, partying, etc.
One of his bigger hits at the time was “I won’t go hunting with you Jake, but I’ll go chasing women.”
One day, along came a young preacher holding a tent revival. Hamblen had him on his radio show presumably to poke fun at him.
In order to gather more material for his show, Hamblen showed up at one of the revival meetings.
Early in the service the preacher announced, “There is one man in this audience who is a big fake.” There were probably others who thought the same thing, but Hamblen was convinced that he was the one the preacher was talking about (some would call that conviction)but he was having none of that.
Still the words continued to haunt him until a couple of nights later he showed up drunk at the preacher’s hotel door around 2 AM demanding that the preacher pray for him!
But the preacher refused, saying, “This is between you and God and I’m not going to get in the middle of it.”
But he did invite Stuart in and they talked until about 5 AM at which point Stuart dropped to his knees and with tears, cried out to God.
But that is not the end of the story. Stuart quit drinking, quit chasing women, quit everything that was ‘fun.’ Soon he began to lose favor with the Hollywood crowd.
He was ultimately fired by the radio station when he refused to accept a beer company as a sponsor.
Hard times were upon him. He tried writing a couple of “Christian” songs but the only one that had much success was “This Old House”,
written for his friend Rosemary Clooney.
As he continued to struggle, a long time friend named John took him aside and told him, “All your troubles started when you ‘got religion,’
was it worth it all?” Stuart answered simply, “Yes..”
Then his friend asked, “You liked your booze so much, don’t you ever miss it?” And his answer was, “No.” John then said, “I don’t understand how you could give it up so easily.”
And Stuart’s response was, “It’s no big secret. All things are possible with God.”
To this John said, “That’s a catchy phrase. You should write a song about it.”
And as they say, “The rest is history.”
The song Carl Stuart Hamblen wrote was “It Is No Secret.”
“It is no secret what God can do..
What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.
With arms wide open, He’ll welcome you.
It is no secret, what God can do….”
By the way… the friend was John Wayne.
And the young preacher who refused to pray for Stuart Hamblen…
was Billy Graham. Thank God for tough love!