UNLOCK YOUR HIP FLEXORS

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ministers...pastors...spiritual leaders: this is for all of you

One of my favorite books describes the anguish of a man who felt and followed the call. It reminds me of something Glenn Beck said within the last several years about Christian leaders ducking the responsibility of telling the truth to their flocks.

By Taylor Caldwell

Excerpt, page 103, “Soul Seven, The Betrayer” (1960)

He waited. No one answered him. Then something rose in him like the high and thundering swell of a wave. He fought it down, but it rose high and higher, and out of its smothering he cried, “’Profession!’ I call it ‘profession’! But it is a calling—a calling!—isn’t it? That is what my father said—‘a holy calling’!”

He put the heels of his hands hard over his eyes. “Oh, my God,” he murmured. “To think that there were people long ago who thought God ‘called’ them! Now we gravely consider the impulse we have toward the ministry and wonder if we are well rounded enough, and fully psychologically educated, and adjusted, to become ministers of the Gospel! Are we good administrators? Do we like people? Do people instinctively like us? Are we excellently grounded in the social ethic? Do young people naturally gravitate toward us? Are we expert businessmen? Do women like us? Are we liberal in our ideas? Do we have good voices which inspire confidence? Can we meet men on their own ground easily and confidently, whether it is the golf course, the broker’s office, the club, the family living room, the parish hall, the community activities, the schools, the theater, the good restaurants? In short, are we ‘good fellows, sweet guys, regular people’? Are we enthusiastic about sports and take an active part in them? Are we ‘broad’? Men of ‘diversified’ interests? Conversant with television? Are we on the board of this and that? In short, are we ‘active’?”

He stood up, looking about him with a kind of wild hopelessness. “In short,” he cried, “must we be everything but ministers of the Gospel?”

The white walls were lined with his questions.




Friday, March 28, 2014

What is the Resurrection?

While the priest was presenting a children's sermon he asked the children if they knew what the Resurrection was.

Now, asking questions during children's sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous.

In response to the question, a little boy raised his hand.

The priest called on him and the boy said,
"I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor."

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WSJ: MURDER IN AMERICA

Explore an interactive database of killings committed in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010. You can sort by the race and sex of killer and victim, the circumstances of the killing, and many more variables.
WALL STREET JOURNAL: MURDER IN AMERICA

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Population Control Holocaust

Excerpt from Robert Zubrin's new book Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism:
Around the world, the population control movement has resulted in billions of lost or ruined lives. We cannot stop at merely rebutting the pseudoscience and recounting the crimes of the population controllers. We must also expose and confront the underlying antihumanist ideology. If the idea is accepted that the world’s resources are fixed with only so much to go around, then each new life is unwelcome, each unregulated act or thought is a menace, every person is fundamentally the enemy of every other person, and each race or nation is the enemy of every other race or nation. The ultimate outcome of such a worldview can only be enforced stagnation, tyranny, war, and genocide. The horrific crimes advocated or perpetrated by antihumanism’s devotees over the past two centuries prove this conclusively. Only in a world of unlimited resources can all men be brothers.
That is why we must reject antihumanism and embrace instead an ethic based on faith in the human capacity for creativity and invention. For in doing so, we make a statement that we are living not at the end of history, but at the beginning of history; that we believe in freedom and not regimentation; in progress and not stasis; in love rather than hate; in life rather than death; in hope rather than despair.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

30 things to stop doing to yourself

Do you agree?

#10 Is An Absolute Must.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The 10 most famous things never actually said

Political misquotes from The Christian Science Monitor: READ MORE

1. "I am a jelly doughnut!" – John F. Kennedy

2. "To get rich is glorious." – Deng Xiaoping

3. "The ends justify the means." – Niccolò Machiavelli

4. "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." – Josef Stalin

5. "I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people." –Dan Quayle

6. "Et tu, Brute?" - Julius Caesar

7. "Let them eat cake." - Marie Antoinette

8. 'First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win.' - Mohandas Gandhi

9. 'I invented the Internet.' – Al Gore

10. "I can see Russia from my house!" – Sarah Palin


Friday, March 21, 2014

IN COLOR: NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP "DACHAU"

My husband always points out that everyone is only used to seeing these things in black and white...and so we don't recognize the signs of tyranny when they are in living color all around us.

HITLER’S PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AT DACHAU, 1950


Thursday, March 20, 2014

POISON

Make college students take (real) history


Several years ago I gave a lecture at the University of Washington on the situation of women in ancient Rome.  Afterwards, two co-eds asked me about the Roman Empire. Where and when was it, they wanted to know.

Thinking this was some sort of tease, I told them it ruled Southern California in the 1920s. I was stunned when they began to write that down.

So, after I explained about Rome, I quizzed them further, to test what they did know about history.

There are a number of major historical falsehoods that now flourish in the politically correct environment that prevails on our college and university campuses.

Not much, it turns out.

They did not know in what century the Civil War had occurred, they had never heard of the Crusades, and they guessed that D-Day might be a Roman Catholic holiday.

These were intelligent young women who earned good grades. But they had never taken any history courses (not even in high school) and didn’t expect to take any, since the university no longer had such a requirement.

In fact, most colleges no longer require any history. Those that do often require only a course in American history. Unfortunately, even these courses often teach little of basic American history.

Consider Texas, which requires all state schools to require and teach two courses in American history. A recent assessment of how these requirements are often met is depressing. Each of the following listed courses was deemed to satisfy the requirement:
- “History of Mexicans in the U.S.” 
- “The Black Power Movement” 
- “Mexican-American Women, 1910-present,” 
- “Race and Revolution” 
-“The United States and Africa”

These may be intellectually respectable courses, but they cannot possibly provide students with a basic education in American history.

Perhaps that explains the young Dallas lawyer who asked me in an airport what I was reading on my Kindle. When I replied, “A book on the War of 1812,” he responded, “Who fought in that one?”

There are worse things than not requiring history courses or only offering those limited to a tiny slice of the subject, and that is to teach malicious nonsense. Sadly there are a number of major historical falsehoods that now flourish in the politically correct environment that prevails on our college and university campuses.

One is that ancient Greece stole its advanced culture from black Egyptians. This is wrong on several levels. The only black people living in ancient Egypt were slaves, not rulers or intellectuals.  And despite being able to build pyramids, Egyptian culture was far behind that of the Greeks, as the historian Herodotus made quite clear at the time.

Another falsehood often peddled in our universities is that Muslim societies forged far ahead in science while Europe suffered through the Dark Ages. Again, not so.

In reality the “Dark Ages” is a myth. Many of the important inventions that put Europe ahead of the rest of the world were made during this era. Moreover, whatever sophisticated culture existed in Muslim nations during medieval times was primarily the culture of the Jews, Christians, Persians, and Hindus living under Muslim rule. That helps explain why Muslims societies have had to import all their technology from the West in recent years.

Yet another myth holds that Europe got rich by stealing its wealth from its colonies in the non-Western world. The reality is that the volume of trade involved between Europe and its colonies was too small to have had any significant impact on European economies.
  
Further, while some Europeans did get rich through trade with non-Western colonies, Europeans as a whole lost a great deal of money. For instance, British taxpayers shouldered the immense costs of the Royal Navy and foreign civil service that made the colonial system possible, while just a small number profited from colonial trade.

The list of poisonous, fake history peddled in higher education goes on and on: The United States started the Cold War. The American Indians were pacifists until the White man taught them to make war. The Civil War was about economics, not slavery. Harry Truman was a war criminal.

It’s time to address this campus claptrap and get back to teaching at least the basics of American history and, hopefully, some world history too.  Let’s stop graduating bright students who can be led to believe that Los Angeles was the capital of the Roman Empire.

Rodney Stark is co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. His latest book is "How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity" (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, March 17, 2014).











Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maldives witnesses report ‘low flying plane’…

Low flying plane was spotted at 6:15 in the morning of March 8 at one of the southern islands of Maldives. Maldives is 3 hours away from Andaman islands and about 1and a half hour from Diego Garcia US military base. Malaysia needs to demand radar records from Sri Lanka, Maldives, GB and US
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THIS IS RICH, PART DEUX

Serves 'em right!

White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A new trick helps terrified dog calm down at the vet

Wouldn’t it be great if there was something to help dogs be less terrified at the vet? Especially if it was free, easy, and required no advance planning at all?
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Turn Signal Neglect Causes 2 Million Crashes Annually: Study

This is one of my pet peeves (just ask my husband): READ MORE

Markets hold breath as China's shadow banking grinds to a halt

Out of the shadows and into...a crash?
A slew of shockingly weak data from China and Japan has led to a sharp sell-off in Asian stock markets and the biggest one-day crash in iron ore prices since the Lehman crisis, calling into question the strength of the global recovery.
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TWO COWS


Monday, March 10, 2014

Intelligence service sounds the trumpet of warning

I cannot keep silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;
I have heard the battle cry. (Jer 4:19)

SENTINEL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, LLC
LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D.
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CONSULTANT AT:
Protective Intelligence and Assessment
Behavioral Analysis and Threat Assessment
Private-Sector Intelligence Analyst                                                                 Lyle@Sentinelintelligenceservices.com
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Saturday –                                                                                    NOT EMBARGOED –
March the 8th, 2014


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The content of this commentary is deliberately intended to stimulate thought and discussion.  Informational analysis comprising National Security of the United States of America, economic forces as a dimension to national security, culture, freedom in human rights, defense of the Rule of Law are considered within the framework of this commentary.  The content is also intended to bring an educational dimension into view, as well as to sound the trumpet of warning to the church at-large of the coming assault, and to prepare God’s people for the same in accordance with Ezekiel 33: 7-9.

PREFACE:
Trevor Loudon is a patriot to America more than some who were born and raised within the shores of the United States of America.  A “kiwi” from Christchurch, New Zealand, Trevor Loudon is one of the world’s leading experts on the radical left, including those in America who have loyalties to Marxism.  His writings and public presentations accomplish the job very few in the media ever even attempt; namely, exposing the anti-capitalists, anti-U.S. Constitutionalists, anti-America Democrats, Republican progressives, Socialists, most organized Labor and Environmentalists, and those who shout “Peace” while they go about attempting to dismantle the Constitutional Rule of Law, America’s founding principles and rich heritage, and the very freedoms that afford them the privilege to protest, shout, and disrupt in the first place!

A formidable researcher, Trevor Loudon spent over twenty-five years digging through copious book stacks and paper trails even in out-of-the-way libraries and back alley bookstores, reading mind-numbing journals, reports, the minutes and writings from conferences organized by various radical and subversive groups. He chased down little known manuscripts meant only for the eyes of those in the “movement” to dismantle all things America; including our Judeo/Christian foundation. 

It was during a dinner that turned into a five hour meeting, this article was born.  I want to make certain the credit for the model contained herein is given to Trevor Loudon.  While Trevor and I massaged the idea you are about to read, and the two of us engaged in wonderful acts of critical thinking coupled with banter as how to make the hypothesis mentioned here spread across the public; to begin forming a national discussion on the subject-matter, the birth of this concept comes from the ever working mind of Trevor Loudon.  I am humbled he asked me to put his idea into words and assist in spreading the message – a message of “America Reborn” by developing a Team of Leaders to lead America away from the dark and dangerous slope we are quickly sliding down.

So…thank you, Trevor, for this privilege to help create a national conversation that will prayerfully build momentum all across the American fruited plains; from every wonderfully rich and uniquely created region; from coast-to-coast and into the deserts of the Southwest, to the Rockies of the West and the beautiful Smoky Mountains in the Southeast; from the soothing warm beaches of Hawaii to the spectacular glaciers of Alaska; through the magnificent and mysterious bayou of Louisiana up to Bangor, Maine…let the conversations begin!   

COMMENTARY AND PERSONAL REMARKS –
America is engaged in a Civil War, and it will surely intensify if we continue on the present path of destruction we have been traveling, especially these past five years.  This Civil War is by and between two groups; those who are working diligently to bring about a Statist government and country shaped much similar to that of Europe, and those who are growing in desire to return our Nation to the principles in which we were birthed and developed unchallenged the first fifty or sixty years of our existence.  Another group could be added by sweeping those who just want ALL shackles of propriety removed so they can do whatever they wish in any manner they want.  Still a minority, this latter group is quite vocal and without hesitation to launch their behavior and acts of rebellion at a moment’s notice.  The Statist’s are those whose ideology currently is most visible in numerous elected offices at the federal level regardless of political party, and who have every intention to impose their Socialist (and worse) political philosophies upon a nation never, ever, intended to host such horrible beliefs of population bondage and ruination.  Heck, our Founders fought a war against such a tyrannical mind-set.   

So did another giant in our country’s history…Abraham Lincoln.  As Mr. Lincoln was preparing to leave Springfield, Illinois for Washington three days earlier on February 8th, 1861, seven seceding states meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, adopted another constitution and named Jefferson Davis president of their confederated states.  Mr. Lincoln fully grasped the significance of his words: “A house divided cannot stand.”  He fully realized he was assuming the presidency of a country under threat of being annihilated; shredded and destroyed from the principles our Founders fought to establish, and gave their every measure to build a nation unique and exceptional; a country where the people influenced government, and not the government and a few ideologues dictating to the people. 

Mr. Lincoln also recognized there may come a time when, WE THE PEOPLE may be forced to take such collected action to defend and preserve the very land on which we walk.  The Declaration of Independence was not merely a formal theory of rights in Lincoln’s eyes, but an instrument of democracy.
I listened as Trevor put forth his idea; not a definitive plan, an idea. Trevor and I began a conversation over a plan that is clearly outside the box of conventional thinking, but then again these are not conventional times, and I think Mr. Lincoln, if he were with us that evening at the dinner table, would soundly agree. 

It is time WE THE PEOPLE take back our beloved country from those who mean us harm; who have no respect for the ideals and principles that made America exceptional, and the envy of tens of millions around the globe;  American freedoms and structure that has even allowed those now trying to ruin this Nation the opportunities in the first place to sit in positions of power and authority which they have used so corruptly for their own benefit, and to implement their own radical anti-American ideological agenda. 

We need to bring forth bold ideas embracing the original foundation and corner-stones laid by the Founders; freedom from fear of a centralized tyrannical government; limited government and return to local home rule; promotion of the individual and of business and industry, of commerce and trade.  Tap the natural resources our country has been so blessed to have received, eliminate energy dependency on other nations, especially those who intend to do us harm.  Promote sound education and technological advances that made us the envy of the world, and caused many of our enemies to send their kids to America in the first place for educational and technological instruction.  Strip the myriad of federal regulations, policies, and rules intended to stifle business, and we as a sovereign people.  Embrace the inalienable rights of a free people formed in the image of God free to worship, or not, as we choose WITHOUT the imposition of beliefs by others, or attempting to kidnap our judicial system, our culture, our beliefs and values as a society and as a nation!  It is time to bring forth bold ideas by beginning a nation-wide conversation, and enjoying thinking outside the box for a change, rather than being dictated to by career politicians andpower brokers telling us critical thinking is not acceptable; that they know what’s best for us, and just leave the decision-making to them.  It is time for us to tell the political power brokers in both parties that they no longer are acceptable!

Let’s put together a TEAM OF LEADERS FOR THE REBIRTH OF AMERICA!  Let us begin now to reach-out to the conservative wing of the Republican Party, to the Tea Party itself including dimensions within the Tea Party.  Let us reach-out and invite Evangelical Christians into this discussion, and a growing number of Constitutional Patriot groups.  Let us, all who care deeply about the direction our country is headed, come together and begin thinking outside the box with a conversation that will rock the nation and the Statists and Marxists who intend to eliminate any and all conversation.

Are you ready to demand leadership that places the national interest above personal ambition?  Are you ready to stop the Washington and Belt-way insiders from choosing the nominee?  Are you ready to stop the Washington and Belt-way insiders and special interest groups from choosing the cabinet?  Are you ready to push back the “conventional wisdom” of the Left?

Are you ready to begin the conversation?  Here goes:

FOR PRESIDENT:  Senator Ted Cruz

FOR VICE PRESIDENT:  Former Congressman Allen West

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY:  Senator Rand Paul – Carte Blanche on the IRS!

SECRETARY OF ENERGY:  Former Governor Sarah Palin – Drill Baby Drill!

SECRETARY OF LABOR:  Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin – Right to work nationwide!

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE:  Herman Cain – Deregulate, deregulate, deregulate!

SECRETARY OF STATE:  Former Ambassador John Bolton – Strengthen our relationship with allies and put our enemies on notice that we shall not be held hostage by their aggression!

AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS:  NO ONE…NOPE…NOT HAPPENING.  We are finished with that Marxist hotbed of universal control and meddling!

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES:  Dr. Ben Carson!

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION:  David Barton – Home Schooling Protected…Common Core, GONE…quality based education, RETURNED!

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR:  Senator Mike Lee of Utah – Open the Federal Lands back to the people and the states!

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES:  Mark Levin

This team is announced sooner than later; the team begins traveling our country (not as a group) discussing a coordinated and well thought-out platform to bring America back to the shining light on the hill we once were, and this program is shared with the people, now and often!  The citizens get the opportunity to ask away of each member on the team; to bring forward their concerns and wait for the answers from that team member, or combination of team members, that will rid you of your worry.  STOP the political dialogue!  STOP the political power broker scripted talking points!  Each team member must also lay-out in writing a simple, easy to understand, method they will use in their area of responsibility on how they intend to help reduce government size, promote private citizens and enterprise, and help propel our Nation back to greatness and strength. 

Selected members of Congress who already have demonstrated shared beliefs as briefly outlined will be tasked to advise this team, and will be free to share with the citizens their views and how well they were received.  No
longer, will the Executive Branch Departments of Government be allowed to run rogue over the many, including the People’s Representatives – the Congress!

Another giant in our Nation’s history put together a team, a couple of times as a matter of fact:  George Washington knew a thing or two about bringing a team together to protect and serve the people; to act as a watchman so, a-centralized all-powerful federal government could not get away with what we are seeing before our eyes in the present.  How President Washington and the other Founders would be appalled at the current sight of what had been their gift to us.  They gave us a Republic if we would only keep it.  The Republic has been all but taken from us.  We either stand once again for freedom or fall for slavery; bondage in every sense, save the chains and shackles, and President Washington would agree I am quite certain.

I also am assured President Washington, who faced terribly serious challenges in his day, and developed a team comprised of Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, among others, proved that moving a nation into greatness requires a team of talented and selfless individuals willing to place country first, resume and future elections second.  Today we need a team who can guide America into a rebirth to the “shining light on the hill” greatness we all have known. 

What Trevor Loudon began as a conversation with me needs to go much, much further!  Our conversation now needs to be public.  Our conversation now needs to begin a nation-wide discussion among all who sincerely care about the loss of our Nation.  We do not need another debate.  We need a serious conversation on how we intend to right the wrongs being forced on us as a people, and collapsing our beloved Nation.  If you will not encourage this discussion, then who will?  If you will not engage, yourself, in this discussion, then when will it occur?  Begin now; we have very precious little time remaining, as we are being heinously pushed down a slippery slope of no return.

(END OF COMMENTARY)

Lyle J. Rapacki, provides intelligence and threat assessment briefings to elected and law enforcement officials nationally, as well as security professionals on matters associated with Border Security and loss of sovereignty.    He also writes articles for the Christian community through The Olive Branch Report.com. 

Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. (Ezekiel 33:4)


Saturday, March 08, 2014

"In all the years I’ve been fishing I never caught any fish like this."

SURPRISE (and I don't mean Arizona):
You folks on the west coast of North America might want to consider your activities this coming summer. Maybe if YOU go swimming in the same water these fish swam in, a couple years later YOU could come out looking like they look!
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Friday, March 07, 2014

BREAKING: Georgia Officially Demands a “Convention of the States” to Stop Obama

It's finally happening...This is the first official demand in American history.
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SIMPLE TRUTHS

SIMPLE TRUTH 1:

Lovers help each other undress before sex.

However, after sex, they always dress on their own.

Simple Truth: In life, no one helps you once you're screwed

SIMPLE TRUTH 2:

When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch her stomach and say, "Congrats”.

But, none of them touch the man's penis and say, "Good job”.

Simple Truth: Some members of a team are never appreciated.

FIVE OTHER SIMPLE TRUTHS:

1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a
    Porsche than on a bicycle.

2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the asshole's name.

3. If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again.

4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.

5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk.

BONUS TRUTH:

Condoms don't guarantee safe sex.

A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman's husband.


Re: House Of Cards

...there is one way in which House of Cards relentlessly and continuously undermines the left-wing narrative, whether it intends to or not. In its heightened way, it shows the government as exactly what it is: a power center, inspiring all the soulless perfidy and amoral ambition that any power center is prone to inspire.

This is devastating to left-wing philosophy, because the central flaw of leftism is not its ceaseless cynicism about business, individualism, religion, or the common man—it’s that its cynicism evaporates into unicorn-and-rainbow stupidity when it comes to government. Insurance companies are too greedy to handle health care, but not the government. Individuals are too reckless to own guns, but not the government. Religion is too corrupt to preach morals, but not the government. The people are too foolish to know their own good, but not our old friend Uncle Government. It’s no wonder some conservatives think leftists are all evil tyrants. It’s easier than believing they could really be such knuckleheads.
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How many 'natural born' citizens...

The Daily Herald, Columbia, TN:
After more than five years of President Obama, Americans should understand the wisdom of the Founding Father’s concern about foreigners serving as president. But do they?
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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Will This Iranian Billionaire Bring The US To Its Knees?

Iranian billionaire Pierre Omidyar has access to a staggering fifty thousand top secret NSA files that contain dossiers on world leaders and may even include files on U.S. politicians and judges.
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Help exists for those struggling to pay veterinary bills!

Denying medical care to a sick or injured animal can ruin days and induce lasting guilt. Even so, the scenario is familiar among veterinarians with clients who can't afford medical treatments for their pets. Financially strapped owners often turn to euthanasia to alleviate an animal's suffering — sometimes prematurely.

Numerous charitable organizations hope to prevent this from happening, usually by paying for a portion of medical treatment needed by pets belonging to people with limited incomes. Such organizations proliferated during the recent economic slump, to the point that dozens exist today in the United States alone.
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PROGRESSIVES DUMB-DOWN THE SAT

THE BLAZE:
The new version will be rolled out in 2016:
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Ode to the paper clip

I think my friend really likes paper clips.
Well, duct tape is a favorite repair material of mine, of course; although, as with most people, I have never used it on a duct. I have a roll of 3M Black duct tape, which has been used to secure the rubber ends of the temples of my sun glasses, among other uses. The 99¢ Store has colored tape, which allows even more creative uses of the tape.

Paper clips are among my favorite materials for improvised devices and repairs. They can be used, after straightening, to open a stuck optical drive. I sometimes use a straightened one to ream out the hole of the pilot light in a gas kitchen stove.

Paper clips have been used by me to make temporary test connections of low voltage wiring, speaker hookups, etc. I have used straightened paper clips heated over the gas flame of the kitchen stove to burn holes in plastic objects, to make funnels, lubricating oilers, and sieves. They can even make temporary cotter pins. And, who among us has not used a bent clip to open a rudimentary lock, for which the key was lost?

Small snips of copper tubing make dandy, if ugly, sleeves with which to crimp electrical wires together.

Paper clamps rival paper clips in utility. They keep my water bottles form rolling in the refrigerator, close sugar, chips, cracker, and cookie packages, and hold miscellaneous things together, or allow them to hang. Also, I use them to clamp large groups of paper.

Twisties are enormously helpful. You can even buy a coil of the plastic coated wire, with a little cutter, to custom size them. But, re-used twisties seal plastic food bags, and are dandy wire and cable organizers.

And, we have not even started on bungee cords. Further, I have made tools of plastic coat hangers, the barrels of ballpoint pens, parts of nail clippers, and many other common materials.

But, the greatest technical advance in history, along with the process to make huge batches of steel, is the paper clip. How would civilization have survived without it? Was there civilization before its development?

And, other than desktop computers, all digital technology since then has contributed only to the dumbing of citizens, the loss of privacy, and the mass development of nearsightedness.

Not to mention the rudeness of people talking loudly on cell phones in public places. Even smart phones are not smart enough to compensate for such inconsideration.

But, in comparison, the paper clip has surely saved civilization.

APPLE PLAYS THE GREEN CARD

Amy Ridenour's National Center [Conservative] Blog
I hadn't yet been able to find the time to write a properly comprehensive post on what we were doing at the Apple Computer shareholder meeting last Friday, but with something like a thousand news media articles out there getting the story either wrong or incomplete, I don't want to leave our story untold.

The Guardian newspaper sent us three questions on Monday for an article, it said, to run Tuesday. I answered them by email and in so doing touched on at least some parts of this story that are largely uncovered.

As Tuesday has come and gone, I figure I've given the Guardian fair time to use the words first, if it wanted to, so I'm going to post its three questions, and my answers. After that, I've added a bit more detail that goes beyond what the Guardian asked, but which should give anyone following this story -- and that includes you, Apple fans -- some food for thought.

The three questions:
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The second thing that's good about getting old

Consuming high levels of protein — particularly animal protein — is a bad strategy if you’re at midlife and aiming to live into old age, new research finds. But a study out Tuesday reveals that in older age, fortifying one’s diet with more protein-rich foods appears to be a formula for extending life.
High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly

Mark Steyn tells the truth

Monday, March 03, 2014

Go figure.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

***FLASH*** This is a developing story, with very dangerous implications.

Just added Turner Radio Network to "News & Politics (scroll down right column).
March 1, 2014 11:43 PM EST -- (TRN) -- A significant earthquake has struck the Crimean peninsula in the Ukraine within the last hour and Russian military sources are claiming it was a deliberate attack by the United States using it's HAARP Array in Alaska, in retaliation for Russia placing troops into the Ukraine. UPDATE: The earthquake is confirmed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center HERE According to sources on the scene, Russian military surveillance detected INTENSE bursts of electromagnetic long-waves prior to the earthquake. They say the bursts were specifically timed and repetitive in nature, which caused a resonance in the ground, triggering the earthquake. They claim this was a deliberate attack by the United States and are using frightening language to describe it. One spokesman said bluntly "The earthquake in Crimea was caused by the use of a weapon of mass destruction by the United States against the Russian Army." The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a U.S. Department of Defense research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Designed and built by BAE Advanced Technologies (BAEAT), its purpose was to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. The HAARP program operates a major sub-arctic facility, named the HAARP Research Station, on an Air Force–owned site near Gakona, Alaska, aas shown in the image below...
** FLASH ** Earthquake Strikes Crimea; Russian Troops Blame U.S. HAARP - Furious - Saying U.S. "Used a Weapon of Mass Destruction against Russian Military"


TERROR, TORTURE, MURDER: The Horrifying Truth Behind America's Open Borders Policy

For those leftists, progressives, and other miscreants who believe that an open border policy is humane, please consider this report by Óscar Martínez:
TERROR, TORTURE, MURDER: The Horrifying Truth Behind America's Open Borders Policy

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken a major step toward rationing medications to the elderly.

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

American students are well over $1 trillion in debt, and it's starting to hurt everyone, economists say

TIME:
Student debt doesn’t just weigh heavily on graduates. Evidence is growing that student loans may be dragging down the overall economy, not just individuals.
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This case has become one of Washington's most infamous unresolved murder cases

Conspiracy theorists who question President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 have, over the years, become obsessed with another murder. On Oct. 12, 1964, socialite and artist Mary Pinchot Meyer, a longtime Kennedy mistress, was shot execution-style in broad daylight while walking along the Georgetown canal towpath. . .
Huff Post DC
4/19/2012
Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK Mistress, Assassinated By CIA, New Book Says





How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, & Destroy Reputations

I’ve served my country as a US Marine and LAPD officer.  I was upset when I first heard about Edward Snowden.  But with each new revelation, it is becoming clearer how the US and British governments routinely attack US citizens who are guilty of nothing more than exposing the widespread incompetence and corruption that permeates academia, industries, and local, state, and federal governments.

In the story below, Glenn Greenwald uses classified documents to explain how the US and British governments collaborate in their ongoing attacks against US and British citizens.  Hats off to Snowden and Greenwald for reminding the world that not all conspiracies are theoretical.
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HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND DON'T MOVE FAST ANYMORE

George  Phillips, an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was  going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in  the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George  opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were  people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who  asked "Is someone in your house?"


He  said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing  from me.


Then  the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your  doors and an officer will be along when one is available."


George  said, "Okay." He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the  police again.


"
Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago  because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't  have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both;  the dogs are eating them right now," and he hung up.


Within  five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter,  two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips'  residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.


One of the  Policemen said to George, "I thought you said that you'd shot  them!"


George  said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"


(True  Story)

I LOVE IT!
Don't  mess with old people.