The importance of supporting our troops and providing for the defense of our country!

The importance of supporting our troops,

and providing for the defense of our country!


Chalmers Johnson is an American author and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego (now retired). He served in the Korean war, was a consultant for the CIA from 1967–1973, and led the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley for years.
He is also president and co-founder of the Japan Policy Research Institute (now based at the University of San Francisco), an organization promoting public education about Japan and Asia. He has also written numerous books including, most recently, three examinations of the consequences of American Empire: Blowback; The Sorrows of Empire; and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic.

My thanks goes out to Gene and Stan for forwarding this link to me.

I actually like this guy, and I find much of what he says very interesting and informative.

My take on the subject, however, I think might be a little different.

Whereas I’m sure that if we got some different people in charge, in Washington DC, other than career politicians, who have their hidden agendas as many of our politicians have today, for that’s how they stay in office, I am sure that we could save money; and certainly there is nothing wrong with that at all, as long as we don’t compromise our national defense in the process.

After all, providing for our national defense is the one IMPORTANT thing that our Federal Government is mandated by our U.S. Constitution to do; but unfortunately, as is the case today, our Federal government has elected instead to butt their nose into every aspect of our lives; and are doing things today that are beyond the authorized scope of their authority, as per our Constitution.

As to his comment about dropping bombs on children, I think that is completely out of line! If anything, I think history will prove that we bend over backwards to avoid civilian casualties, even at the risk of American lives; and I actually took a offense at that particular comment, because I don’t believe it is at all justified.

I think it is probably fair to say that the bulk of the money that we spend today, is spent more on Social Welfare programs, and those expenses are about to go through the roof if this administration has their way with the illegal alien situation; and the Obamacare program that was just rushed through congress without anyone reading it, I might add; and the fact is, most all of these sorts of programs are not at all mandated by our U.S. Constitution… so why are we doing them?

Besides, our social welfare programs today are not so much designed to help people, as they are to keep them dependent upon the government; and to provide for these huge bureaucracies that have to be supported and managed by those who run them.

After all, if we are doing right by the people who are on these various welfare programs, then the ultimate goal should be for government to eliminate the need for that service, wherever possible, or at least reduce the need for it.

I believe if our Federal Government were to butt out of a lot of stuff that they are involved in, that according to our Constitution they have no business in; and if we would elect honest and knowledgeable men and women to office, who are there to serve the public and not their own careers; who understand business and how to operate at a profit and within a budge; who also know how to pray and seek God for guidance and wisdom; and if we would return our dollar to the gold standard; and also allow more freedom of commerce in market place, without all the unnecessary red tape and taxes, I believe that our economy and our employment picture would be greatly improve.

The bottom-line is, if our government does anything, it is of utmost importance, I believe, that we maintain a strong military presence in the world, especially in these times; and I would like to see us be even more as Teddy Roosevelt said, and that is for us “To speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Believe me, this world today is much too dangerous for us to not maintain a strong military presence; because as is the case with any bully, and there certainly are plenty of bullies out there in the world today, of people who hate us and have made themselves our enemies; and these people don’t hesitate to use women and children as their cannon fodder, and the fact is, these people don’t respect anything but a stick that’s bigger than their own.

In my opinion we should always try and avoid war at ALL cost, whenever possible; but when we have said all we have to say; and diplomacy has obviously failed, our enemies need to know that we are not afraid to back up what we say with action!

I have heard this in the past, and I happen to believe it is probably true, that a lot of our wars that we fight, and have fought in the past, to a large extent, have been instigated and influenced by the International Banking Interests, of those who control the FED and the monetary systems of the world.

I’m sure if we looked behind the scenes as to what events have lead up to WW I and WW II, and other wars we have fought, I am sure that we would find evidence to support that theory; because in every case where there is a war, the economy gets stimulated, resulting in an increase of fiat money to pay for it; thereby increasing the profits of these Bankers tenfold or higher, and also of large corporate interests.

The Bible clearly says that things like this are to be expected when a people are unequally yoked with unbelievers; and that is certainly the case in our government today, where we have people in high places who are more in business for themselves, who have hidden external interests outside of government; and are more interested in serving those outside interest at a profit for themselves, then they are in doing what’s best for the people, whom they are suppose to be serving.

That being said, I think the maintaining of our military has been at least one area that our government has usually done half way descent, all things considered, and that’s not to say there isn’t room for improvement, and that we can’t cut off unnecessary and wasteful spending.

But when it comes to putting our guys in harm’s way, there is no more worthwhile expense, than for us to make sure that they have the very state of the art in weaponry, and the best possible means to defend themselves, that money can buy!

After all, we only get to lose a war once!!!

Shalom,


Skip Barland


From: Stan Carpenter

Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 9:44 AM

Subject: YouTube – Chalmers Johnson – Speaking Freely

I would like you to hear a current comment from Chalmers Johnson:  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPr_T7btVgA)!  Chalmers Johnson is a retired professor of international relations at the University of California, San Diego. He is also President of the Japan Policy Research Institute. Johnson has written for several publications including Los Angeles Times

The guy was my introduction to world economics about 3 years ago.  I caught a program on PBS that interviewed him.  He has written several books, particularly frightening is entitled “Nemesis” (http://www.democracynow.org/2007/2/27/chalmers_johnson_nemesis_the_last_days) which touted the “Hubris” (Arrogance) of our placement of over 800 military basis throughout the world. The growing animosity towards the U.S. in each of these outlying countries is huge.

I suggest you research this gentleman, his credentials are striking, as well as my recent post regarding Naomi Wolfs book, “The End of America”, (http://fora.tv/2007/10/09/Naomi_Wolf_End_of_America#fullprogram ) written during the Bush years.

When you look back as far as Kennedy ( http://agendadocumentary.com/ )   you will see a disturbing trend that we were warned of by Pres. Eisenhower (http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/dwightdeisenhowerfarewell.html ) !

I am rushing my point here regarding the US Military complex, because the issue is larger:  The Banking system at large (http://motherjones.com/politics/2006/05/predator-state),  The Progressive Movement, the rise of China and India as economic forces of change, plus  the Muslim presence in non-Muslim countries.

This is not the “Beginning” of our struggle with the “Progressive Socialists” by any stretch!  This is the last inning of a game that has been in play for almost 100 years!  http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2007/07/The-Progressive-Movement-and-the-Transformation-of-American-Politics

How are we to survive in this environment?

Are there any positive elements out there?  Try these:http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/podcasts/fareedzakaria/site/2010/08/15/gps.podcast.08.15.cnn to hear about Robert Gates cutting back Military Spending.

The emergence of China and India. http://www.fsmitha.com/review/zakaria.html Not about the fall of America but, the rise of the rest of the ready economic powers!

The Muslim  world mixing with western culture: http://www.pbs.org/weta/crossroads/about/show_faith_without_fear.html Irshad Manji calls on her fellow Muslims to reform.

My brain was ready to explode when I realized I had to step back and examine who I was in this world (prompted by Glenn Beck .  My wife gave me direction: Ephesians 6:12 and I found my footing. http://books.google.com/books?id=XDALWvxCcx8C&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=Principalities+and+powers+in+play+today&source=web&ots=d2g9wUgvy6&sig=ifj-1FPaQ-KC9ZshUr4xSq8Fuxk&hl=en#v=onepage&q=Principalities%20and%20powers%20in%20play%20today&f=false

Then I found the book, ” A Miracle that Changed the World: The 5000 Year Leap”, by Cleon Skousen, provides the grounding to begin to grow legs. http://www.whatwouldthefoundersthink.com/the-five-thousand-year-leap-what-we-seem-to-have-forgotten

I would welcome dialog and contributions to my growing library if you wish!

Stan Carpenter

What sort of legacy are we leaving to our children?

What sort of legacy are we leaving to our children?

What is our history and what is the legacy our forefathers have left us?





The Bible says:

“Do not remove the ancient landmarks which your forefathers have set!

(Proverbs 22:28)
 

A reprint of the following article has been circulating online finding its way to Fort Worth and possibly all over the nation.  It was originally printed in the Iosco County News Herald.

Fort Worth Christianity & Culture Examiner
What Has America Become?

by Ken Huber of Tawas City

June 9, 2010

Editor,

Has American become the land of the double standard?

Let’s see: if we lie to the Congress, it’s a felony and if the Congress lies to us it’s just politics; if we dislike a black person, we’re racist and if a black person dislikes whites, it’s their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don’t burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama’s policies you’re a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it is wrong to use an animal.

We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don’t want to work; we all support eh Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.

And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who’s at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?

-Ken Huber
Tawas City

As we look at Washington DC today and the sad state of our economy and government, as Christians we have only ourselves to blame.

Consider for a moment that Obama was elected to office by the American people who voted for him; and according to the polls that have been taken, anywhere from 76 to 86 percent of those people who voted claim themselves to be Christian.

So here we are today, we have a man in the White House who has openly proclaimed to the world right after assuming office that America is no longer a Christian nation (imagine that, and him not even an American citizen); and though he claims himself to be a Christian, his expression of faith in Jesus Christ is at best lukewarm; while out of the other side of his mouth he declares an overwhelming endorsement of Islam, the Koran, and in Allah.

Well, as anyone knows, who knows the Bible, that cannot be… for you cannot worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and at the same time worship a demon god!

For more information on this subject, on what the history is behind Islam and the worship of Allah click here: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/moongod.htm.

So let’s not be mad at Obama or Congress for being who they are, which are mostly unbelievers and pagans; and as such they are no different than most of us would be, had it not be for the influence of Jesus and the Bible in our life.

As the Bible says, as Christians we ALL are saved by grace (meaning unmerited and undeserved favor), through FAITH, and that not of ourselves, least anyone should boast!

I know personally I have all I have to do in dealing with my own stuff, in the log I have in my own eye (to quote Jesus’ parable), than to even begin worrying about any speck my brother has, or worse, what an unbeliever is doing!

We ALL need to remind ourselves that, as Christian Believers, the ONLY righteousness we have comes from Jesus Christ; and it is our mission to reach out to those people who don’t yet know Him, and that includes politicians.

So these people in DC really don’t need our wrath; but they very much need our prayers; as does every soul who is unsaved.

Even as we can read in the Bible how the Apostle Paul witnessed and prayed for King Agrippa II (read Acts 26), the man who was the son of the Herod Agrippa, who was the one responsible for the killing of all those babies when Jesus was born; after the Wise Men had mentioned to him about the new King and Messiah of Israel!

Also let us not be so naive as to think that the very people who caused our very serious problems, economic and otherwise, or at least did nothing to prevent them, that these very same people are going to be able to fix them; because they won’t… and they can’t!

They don’t have a clue how to fix it, because our root problem is spiritual and moral, not economic.

The Bible clearly teaches that the wisdom of man is foolishness, and without reverence and respect for God and His Word, and this is true for every nation who turns away from God and forsakes His ways and His laws, that what you see happening today in America is what you get.

As the Bible says, “God chastens those whom He loves,” and so God’s chastisement for His wayward children in not to destroy us, but it is to bring us to repentance.

The Bible also tells us that the reason why God chose father Abraham to be the patriarch of Israel and the father of faith is because he would raise his children in the ways of the Lord; and so based on that fact, I think if there is any one reason for this moral decline in our nation, I think it would be in our failure as born-again Christians to pass the mantle or baton of our faith on to succeeding generations, which is also a problem that Israel had quite often, as we can read in the Bible.

So even with Israel, God every so many years had to bring about an adjustment, in the form of some national calamity or disaster, to get Israel’s attention and to call them back to repentance; and by the way, quite often He would use Israel’s enemies to do that.

Likewise, America’s moral decline and slide away from the faith of our forefathers did not just happen overnight either, but we are where we are today because Christians, over the years, have abdicated their responsibility and stewardship in government, and also in the market place.

When Jesus told His disciples to go out into ALL the world and disciple all nations; and to preach the Gospel (Good News) to them about the Kingdom of God; that term “Good News” entails much more than a message of salvation and what happens inside the four walls of our church one day a week on Sundays!

This term that Jesus used, called the “Good News,” was also used by the Romans; because when the Roman soldiers would conquer a new land, they would first send messengers to the conquered people, pronouncing what they called the “Good News,” that there was a new king coming to town, and a new government; and that lawlessness was at an end.

So likewise, when the children of Israel in Jesus’ day heard this message of the “Good News of the Kingdom of God,” to them it meant that the long awaited Messiah was at hand, that would return to them their sovereignty as a nation, and reestablish to them the throne of King David; which had been stripped from them 627 years earlier, by King Nebuchadnezzar.

Most of them had completely missed the prophecies that said Messiah had to first come as our Passover Lamb, to deal with our sin; and then He would come back as the Lion of Judah, to set up His Kingdom.

The fact is, our nation was built on a Judaic/Christian foundation, and as David Barton points out in the above video, even our public school system, when it was first established in America, they used Primers with Bible verses and stories in them, to teach our children how to read and write; so that hopefully they would learn to read the Bible.

The reason our founding fathers did this, was even as father Abraham did, they realized the importance of bringing up our children in the ways of the Lord; because they knew, as they have stated in many of their writings, that the only way we would ever maintain our liberty and freedom, as a Constitutional Republic, would be if the majority of our citizens who vote were themselves committed to and in covenant with the God of the Bible.

However that whole history has all been rewritten and today it is even illegal to teach these Judaic/Christian values in our schools, even though some school districts today are teaching about Islam.

It was also Christians who wrote our Constitution and formed our government, not atheists; and so if you want to know what ails America today, don’t start by looking to the Halls of Congress, and don’t look to the White House either; because our real problem is not in either of those two places; but rather our problem starts on Main Street all across our land, among the citizens of our country.

There is much too much water that has gone under the bridge and our time is running short; for I believe we are today living in the last days, and that we don’t have very long until our Lord will return and set up His Kingdom in the earth.

What we have to be concerned with today is to first pray that even as the Great Awakening that happened (between 1730-60) that affected our founding fathers and our nation, that brought us our Republic and our freedom, we need another one to happen today; for that is the ONLY thing that address the root problem with ALL of mankind, and that is our relationship and love for God, and our relationship and our love for our fellowman.

That is our ONLY hope for our nation today, bar none; that God will have mercy on us and that He will allow us to restore our Republic and to preserve our freedom.  That is also what gives us the ability to freely preach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to this world too.

As David Barton pointed out it is only in a Christian nation that those rights are protected for ALL people, regardless of what faith they have or what god they believe in and serve. That’s not so in a secular government, or in governments of other types of religions and faiths, who are not Christian based.

As Elijah on Mt. Carmel, who was but one man, who was facing all the priests of Baal; he just said you go ahead and do your thing; but afterwards just give me time to do mine; and we shall see which of the two, Baal or Jehovah God is the one true God.  By the way, Baal worship is the origin behind what we call Islam today, which involves the worship of the moon god–hence the crescent moon that is the insignia of Islam today.

It is our freedom that has given us the privilege and ability to take the Gospel to the world unhindered by our government; but given the present trend and mood in this administration and in congress today, that freedom is now in question, as is our Constitution.

Which leads me to the topic regarding the importance of our restoring our Constitutional Republic; and on that subject, if you haven’t already done so, please go ahead and registered on this website, and please do so today: (http://republicoftheunitedstates.org/).

This move to restore our original “organic” constitution and our republic  has already begun in all 50 states and is today progressing, as we are today setting up a legal Constitutional government, that will function as a Republic, just as our forefathers intended, and not as a CORPORATION, as it is today, which is TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

This movement, by the way, has also been endorsed (at last count that I heard) by some 86 countries around the world, though our news media here at home has remained silent.

Obviously these other countries can see the handwriting on the wall for the UNITED STATES CORPORATION and if the U.S Federal Reserve Note fails, as it will because it is worthless and is only fiat currency, then they know that they will be next.

We have but two choices today, as someone has so aptly stated, and that is once the U.S. CORPORATION fails, which it inevitably will and which I believe is in the plan of this present administration, in order to force us into this Globalist “New World Order;” at that point, we will have two alternatives, either we will get both the bayonet and the boot of martial law, and we can kiss both our Constitution and our liberties good bye; or we get the pillow of the Restored Republic, that has already been established and in place, ready to take over.

Question is, which one do you want to see happen?

I can tell you this, that former President Bush, the Clintons, and also George H.W. Bush Sr., all of these people have been working and are still working until this today, on behalf of the Globalist International Bankers, to force our nation into their “New World Order, ” which will ultimately become the One World Government, that we read of in the Bible, in Revelation 13, that will be ruled by the Antichrist; and as Christians and students of the Bible we all know what that means for our country.

I for one DO NOT want to see that happen to the country I love. How about you?

So consequently what we have to do, we must do quickly

Let us all continue to watch and pray for our country, and also let’s pray for that revival too.

Shalom,

Skip Barland

Obama at the Bat…

Obama at Bat!!!

Viewers of this video may better understand this clip if you knew the original poem upon which this video clip is based – “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer is often considered one of baseball’s greatest writings. My thanks to Dick for forwarding this video to me.

A little Nostalgia and History



Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer

It all started in 1885 when George Hearst decided to run for state senator in California. To self-promote his brand of politics, Hearst purchased the San Francisco Examiner. At the completion of the election, Hearst gave the newspaper to his son, William Randolph Hearst.

William, who had experience editing the Harvard Lampoon while at Harvard College, took to California three Lampoon staff members. One of those three was Ernest L. Thayer who signed his humorous Lampoon articles with the pen name Phin.

In the June 3, 1888 issue of The Examiner, Phin appeared as the author of the poem we all know as Casey at the Bat. The poem received very little attention and a few weeks later it was partially republished in the New York Sun, though the author was now known as Anon.

A New Yorker named Archibald Gunter clipped out the poem and saved it as a reference item for a future novel. Weeks later Gunter found another interesting article describing an upcoming performance at the Wallack Theatre by comedian De Wolf Hopper – who was also his personal friend. The August 1888 show (exact date is unknown) had members from the New York and Chicago ball clubs in the audience and the clipping now had a clear and obvious use.

Gunter shared Casey at the Bat with Hopper and the perfomance was nothing short of legendary. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the single most famous baseball poem ever written.

“Love has its sonnets galore. War has its epics in heroic verse. Tragedy its sombre story in measured lines. Baseball has Casey at the Bat.” – Albert Spalding

Casey at the Bat

by Ernest Lawrence Thayer


The Outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.

And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,

A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;

They thought, if only Casey could get but a whack at that –
We’d put up even money, now, with Casey at the bat.

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
And the former was a lulu and the latter was a cake;
So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat,
For there seemed but little chance of Casey’s getting to the bat.

But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all,
And Blake, the much despis-ed, tore the cover off the ball;
And when the dust had lifted, and the men saw what had occurred,
There was Jimmy safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third.

Then from 5,000 throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.

There was ease in Casey’s manner as he stepped into his place;
There was pride in Casey’s bearing and a smile on Casey’s face.

And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt ’twas Casey at the bat.

Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt;

Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.

Then while the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip,
Defiance gleamed in Casey’s eye, a sneer curled Casey’s lip.

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,

And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there.
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped-
“That ain’t my style,” said Casey. “Strike one,” the umpire said.

From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,

Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore.

“Kill him! Kill the umpire!” shouted someone on the stand;
And its likely they’d a-killed him had not Casey raised his hand.

With a smile of Christian charity great Casey’s visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;

He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the spheroid flew;
But Casey still ignored it, and the umpire said, “Strike two.”

“Fraud!” cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered fraud;

But one scornful look from Casey and the audience was awed.

They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,

And they knew that Casey wouldn’t let that ball go by again.

The sneer is gone from Casey’s lip, his teeth are clenched in hate;

He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate.
And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey’s blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,

And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;

But there is no joy in Mudville – mighty Casey has struck out.

Casey at the Bat
by Ernest Lawrence Thayer ©

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poetry/po_case.shtml

The Battle to restore our Constitutional Republic continues…

Congress Voting on the Declaration of Independence


IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration
of the thirteen united
States of America

hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (…More)

The grievances which our founding fathers had against mother England and King George III were as follows:

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

  • He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
  • He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
  • He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
  • He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
  • He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
  • He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
  • He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
  • He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
  • He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
  • He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
  • He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
  • He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
  • He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
  • For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
  • For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
  • For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
  • For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
  • For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
  • For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
  • For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
  • For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
  • For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
  • He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
  • He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
  • He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
  • He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
  • He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. (Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776 )

Many people today are questioning how our country arrived in this sad state that we are in today; and how we have degenerated as a free people and republic into this present state, both morally and economically, where we are today tottering on the precipice of totally economic collapse and ruin?

Well every Democracy in history has traveled through a similar progression, as was once pointed out in an article that has been attributed to a man by the name of Alexander Tyler, back in 1770; but more than likely it goes back even further:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (gifts) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

Who were our founding fathers and what was the atmosphere that brought these English subjects to turn upon their mother country and king?

“The American Revolution was made by British subjects, individual men and women who, by our modern sense of proportions, were amazingly few in number.  The war they fought was the most important in our history, and as too few today seem to understand, it very quickly became a world war. But the revolution began well before the war. As John Adams famously observed, ‘The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.’ And it changed the world.

There was no American nation, no army at the start, no sweeping popular support for rebellion, nor much promise of success. No rebelling people had ever broken free from the grip of colonial empire, and those we call patriots were also clearly traitors to the King. And so, as we must never forget, when they pledged ‘their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor,’ it was not in a manner of speaking.

We call them Founding Fathers, in tribute, but tend to see them as distant and a bit unreal, like figures in a costume pageant. Yet very real they were, real as all that stirred their ‘hearts and minds,’ and it has meaning in our time as never before.

With change accelerating all around, more and more we need understanding of those principles upon which the republic was founded. What were those ‘self-evident truths’ that so many risked all for, fought for, suffered and died for? What was the source of their courage? Who were those people? I don’t think we can ever know enough about them.” (Quote from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough’s book, “John Adams”}

How did this web of deceit and betrayal begin, that has brought our nation to this point?

As with most forms of corruption, to get to the root cause you have but to follow the money; and unfortunately our country is not different.

The root cause of our troubles today can be traced to a Privately owned and controlled Central Bank, which by the way is absolutely UNCONSTITUTIONAL, but was nevertheless allowed and was signed into law by the Congress and by then President Woodrow Wilson, back in 1913; and mind you this happened over the Christmas holidays, after most of Congress had already dismissed and had gone home for the holidays, and so this unconstitutional bill was voted upon and signed into law by a simple majority of those who stayed behind for that very purpose.

Our founding fathers and a rare few number of our presidents have warned us of the dangers to our liberty and freedom that would happen if ever we should abdicated control of our currency creation and our medium of exchange, and would allow this control to fall into the hands of a secretive member group of private Banks.

“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”


~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild
(23 February 1744 – 19 September 1812) was the founder of the Rothschild family international banking dynasty

Question: Who gains from this system of credit that is the creation of these private banks; that has been allowed by the laws that these big Banks have introduced, whether it be through lobbyists or from their expertly-financed and polished candidates and representatives; many of whom have been trained since their college days to betray both our U.S. Constitution and our Republic; and in that group are the Bush’s, the Clintons, and Obama.

Question: Who gets first pick of the prime assets when they withdraw the fake credit they control, and the economy collapses, as just happened in 2008; and as also happened in 1929?

The greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated upon the American people, that allowed for the creation of this evil oligarchy, that has spawn the creation of this “superior ruling class of people,” so they think, was first allowed under the administration of Woodrow Wilson, though he later recanted and apologized for his involvement; but nevertheless, the results are now what you see happening; as this current president and Congress are today spending money like drunken sailors; creating unfettered and unrestrained inflation, and paying for it with worthless fiat Federal Reserve Notes; and still these corrupt bleeders, these Globalist Bankers, are still at large and in charge, and are at the ready to do it all again… as they take us down the road to the establishment of something they call the “New World Order!”

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
Thomas Jefferson

Here is a history that you may not know:

After more than 30 years of anecdotal research, connecting thousands of dots across an endless sky, a distinct pattern begins to emerge, something I’ll share a bit with you here.

First, there’re other brave souls out there who also have researched this contentious topic, and have drawn similar conclusions. And we’ve all done so independently, which makes our conclusions all the more striking. I’ve said this before and it bears repeating: the evil Rothschild family, which controls what I term The First Sphere of Influence in the western world, hides in plain sight. They even flaunt their wealth, their control and power with such arrogance and contempt that it cannot be ignored, even by like-minded people as they.

Where shall I start?

The U.S. income tax was a long sought-after tax the Rothschilds had attempted to bring on since the late 1770s, but it was strongly resisted by Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison and John Adams, among other less-known (to contemporary audiences) American Patriots.

Traitor Alexander Hamilton, was our first Secretary of the Treasury, sent to the US by the Rothschilds to establish the first central bank.

Hamilton, who had been born out of wedlock in the Caribbean islands, had been groomed from the start by the Rothschilds, although few people actually knew of his true identity.

Aaron Burr, Hamilton’s killer, knew of his background and often chided and bullied him over it, until Burr finally slapped Hamilton across the face with a leather glove, thus issuing the challenge that killed Hamilton.

While Thomas Jefferson vehemently fought against the creation of such a bank, George Washington believed that Hamilton knew what he was doing and thus must be correct. The bank was started . . . and suddenly plunged the United States into debt.

When the central bank’s charter expired, it was not renewed, so the Rothschilds punished the “Colonies” by having the British attack the US again to commence the War of 1812.

When the US “won” the war, once again expelling the Red Coats from our lands, the Rothschilds reveled in their own victory, having established yet another central bank that drained the US taxpayers of their Personal Income.

When this bank’s charter ran its course, the whole Rothschild-US President [Fill In The Blank] battle started again, with one side winning a victory over the other in the ensuing 70 years.

Without dredging up reams of references from our beloved annals of history, please note that President Andrew Jackson was instrumental in fighting the Rothschilds, although they tried on numerous occasions to assassinate him.

It wasn’t until 1913 that Senator Nelson Aldrich and his fascist “American Rothschilds” managed to sneak through a bill, during the winter break of the House of Representatives that imposed a formal personal income tax on all Americans.

Our notion that our personal income taxes go to paying for our country’s infrastructure, social services, military, etc. is inaccurate, to say the least.

Our personal income taxes first are collected by the US Treasury via the Internal Revenue Service, which sends the funds to the Federal Reserve, which is NOT a federal bank of any sort.

The privately owned Federal Reserve, which is owned by the Rothschilds and, to a smaller extent, other banking families, then sends our tax dollars to its own Bank of England, which is located in the sovereign area of London called The City of London.

Interestingly, The City of London has its own laws, security forces and military, completely independent of the rest of London and the entire United Kingdom.

It is considered the most elite banking and economic center in the western world.

The Bank of England, again, owned by the Rothschilds, sends our tax dollars to other central banks, all privately owned, and located in Europe.

Why do we even pay this illegal personal income tax, when our own government can operate without it?

Because our government borrows heavily from the Rothschilds and must pay interest on these loans. Our personal income tax offsets these interest payments. All usurious, of course. And all illegal.
(taken from an article by William Dean A. Garner)

This Rothschild International Banking Cartel has, against the wishes of our founding fathers, has always sought to establish a central, privately owned and controlled bank, which they would both own and control.


The Act of 1871 – Is this the source of all our problems?

Submitted by Ralph Waldo on Sat, 06/26/2010 – 17:07

The following article explains how the original “Constitution for the united states for America” was in 1871, changed to the “THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”.

If this impostor is the source of our modern day problems, repealing it could be the simple solution as well.

I am a neophyte of this topic but find it most interesting. Hopefully, some other DPs will help confirm the accuracy of this historical event and bring additional understanding to the fore.

Excerpt:
The Congress realized our country was in dire financial straits, so they cut a deal with the international bankers — (in those days, the Rothschilds of London were dipping their fingers into everyone’s pie) thereby incurring a DEBT to said bankers.

If we think about banks, we know they do not just lend us money out of the goodness of their hearts. A bank will not do anything for you unless it is entirely in their best interest to do so. There has to be some sort of collateral or some string attached which puts you and me (the borrower) into a subservient position. This was true back in 1871 as well.

The conniving international bankers were not about to lend our floundering nation any money without some serious stipulations. So, they devised a brilliant way of getting their foot in the door of the United States (a prize they had coveted for some time, but had been unable to grasp thanks to our Founding Fathers, who despised them and held them in check), and thus, the Act of 1871 was passed.

In essence, this Act formed the corporation known as THE UNITED STATES. Note the capitalization, because it is important. This corporation, owned by foreign interests, moved right in and shoved the original “organic” version of the Constitution into a dusty corner.

With the “Act of 1871,” our Constitution was defaced in the sense that the title was block-capitalized and the word “for” was changed to the word “of” in the title. The original Constitution drafted by the Founding Fathers, was written in this manner: “The Constitution for the united states of America”.

For more on this topic please check out this website: http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm

Below is an article, and also a petition sign (see at bottom of page), where you can show your disgust over the recently passed Obama Care Legislation, all of which again is unconstitutional and therefore illegal, by adding your name to a class action law suit.

There is also underway a movement in progress to take back our country, and to restore our original Constitutional Republic.

If you would like to be a part of this movement and be advised of any news, which by the way, the major “Globalist bought and paid for” media are ignoring, then please register at this website: http://republicoftheunitedstates.org/.

One thing is for sure, and that is are living in very exciting and also very dangerous times; and as a Christian I believe these are the times that the Lord warned us about, which he called a time of “great sorrows” that he said would precede his return to earth.

Pray for revival and for a spiritual awakening in our land; pray for the success of this ongoing effort happening in all 50 states, to Restore our Constitutional Republic; and let us all pray according to 2 Chronicles 7:14; which promises that if we as a nation and as individuals humble ourselves and pray; turn from our wicked ways, and seek God’s face; that God will hear from heaven and heal our land. Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland



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Tuesday, October 05, 2010


DOCTOR’S ORDERS
WorldNetDaily Exclusive


Now you, too, can sue Obama, Pelosi, Reid
Health-care lawsuit already
has 30,000 plaintiffs aboard


Posted: October 04, 2010
8:20 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh


WorldNetDaily

Fed up with Washington’s health-care takeover? Don’t want to hear about any more demands? Actually, would you like get into the fight and sue them? Really. In court. Before a judge and everyone.

Officials at Liberty Legal Foundation are offering Americans the opportunity, right now, to join in a formal legal action that calls Obamacare unconstitutional and alleges Sen. Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama simply ignored the Constitution to adopt their nationalization plan.

Plaintiffs are being sought for the case against Obama, Pelosi, Reid and others. The organizer told WND today he’d like to see 100,000 names on the list of plaintiffs (there already are almost 30,000) by the time the hearings in the dispute actually start.

Foundation chief Van Irion, who brought the original action and served notice on Pelosi and Reid told WND today that he launched the action after the attorney general in Tennessee made it clear he would not do what many voters wanted: to join a case brought by multiple states challenging the constitutionality of the law sought by and signed by Obama.

Share your thoughts about the Obamacare nationalization of health-care decision-making.

He also said he wanted to take the broader view rather than just trying to overturn the so-called “individual mandate” that Congress approved requiring each person to purchase a government-approved health insurance plan.

His case actually targets a precedent established by a 1942 Supreme Court decision that, he believes, is the key to today’s problems.

“Wickard [v. Filburn] has got to be overturned,” he said. That decision established that the government could regulate what it determines impacts “interstate commerce,” which, under the Constitution, it can control.

Sign on at the Liberty Legal Foundation website!

The case seeks that “precedent that interprets the Commerce Clause or the General Welfare Clause of the Constitution as granting Congress essentially unfettered authority to regulate all aspects of human interaction, effectively destroys the most important purpose of the Constitution,” the case file states. “Such precedent has eroded the foundations of our Republic and must be overturned.”

The case, which is some 280 pages long, including 277 pages listing the plaintiffs already signed up, says that Obamacare violates the 10th Amendment, the defendants engaged in violating their oath of office and abused their authority.

Irion said the government’s response to date has been proving the case’s point, with statements that a person’s health is within the nation’s regulatory power of Congress because of how it impacts interstate commerce.

If that actually is the truth, Irion told WND, then “eating a Twinkie or not exercising, being a member of a gym, all come within their jurisdiction.”

The plaintiffs responded to the government’s demand that the case be dismissed by explaining under the ill-written “Wickard,” “Congress can regulate conduct of individuals if the ‘class of activities,’ ‘taken in the aggregate'” affects interstate commerce.

“The plaintiffs defy anyone to describe any subject matter that cannot be brought within congressional authority to regulate under the above precedent and analysis. Please don’t misunderstand, the plaintiffs acknowledge that certain precedent has limited the methods under what Congress may assert its power … but no subject matter is beyond the reach of Congress under current precedent.

“This absurd result cannot possibly be conformed to the clear meaning of the Constitution’s specific enumeration of limited congressional authority,” Irion wrote.

“Since, as the defendants’ memo tells us, poor health affects interstate commerce, all individual health choices made by every American are within the regulatory authority of Congress. What we eat, whether we exercise, how much sun we get, how often we drive… Every behavior of every American is now within Congress’ scope of authority to regulate, prohibit, mandate, and fine.”

Irion told WND that the Commerce Clause actually has more words than just the, “Congress shall have power” that seems to be the contemporary interpretation.

Also reported today was the plan that voters in Arizona, Colorado and Oklahoma will decide in November whether to approve constitutional amendments that would allow residents of their states simply to opt out of key provisions of Obama’s signature agenda.

Voters in Missouri already have.

Jon Caldara who is working with the Amendment 63 plan in Colorado said the 10th Amendment reserves to the states “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution.”

There also is a move afoot in Congress simply to vote again on Obamacare, and this time call for its repeal.

The process is a discharge petition presented by Rep. Steve King of Iowa.

In a related effort, more than 40,000 voices from across America are offering their encouragement to members of the House who have yet to sign the discharge petition offered by King.

The campaign is a petition drive that urges members of Congress to repeal Obamacare because of several problems:

  • Whereas, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, approved by a narrow vote of the House of Representatives earlier this year, threatens to transform the U.S. health-care system from its roots in free enterprise and personal choice;
  • Whereas, the act is unconstitutional because of its unprecedented requirement that Americans purchase a service;
  • Whereas, the system the law would create is financially unsustainable, places personal medical decisions in the hands of bureaucrats and is likely to lead to rationing of health-care options;
  • Whereas, the act is likely to result in forcing some 87 million Americans to drop their current health-care coverage;
  • Whereas, the costs involved in complying with the law are likely to cost more Americans their jobs, inhibit the creation of new employment opportunities and suppress wages …

The petition drive was launched by Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WorldNetDaily, who said the results are worthy of note already.

“This is a very impressive petition, but it will be much more impressive at 100,000 or 200,000 or 1 million,” he said. “We need people signing and spreading the news about this effort – news that has not been reported anywhere else expect at WND.”

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=211581

Bob Unruh is a news editor for WorldNetDaily.com.

Now it’s time for the public to turn up the pressure, he urged.

Sign the petition opposing Obamacare.


Amazing videos and pictures…. as truly we can find the evidence of God so clearly and beautifully woven into his creation!!!

The entire English alphabet has been found in nature, in the wings of butterflies and moths!

THE BUTTERFLY ALPHABET

Packed away in a corner of the attic in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History was an old Havana cigar box full of exotic

butterflies and moths, one with a sparkling silvery letter “F” awaiting its future rendezvous with destiny.

That day came in the spring of 1960 when a young visitor Kjell (“shell”) Sandved, arrived at the Smithsonian to conduct research for an encyclopedia on animal behavior.

The director of the museum provided Kjell with an office, and introduced him to his neighbor, Barbara Bedette, who became his collaborator, best friend, and finally the love of his life.

THE DISCOVERY

One day, balancing high on a ladder surrounded by drawers and boxes full of butterflies and moths, Kjell found the old cigar box. And there was the sparkling letter “F” woven into the tapestry of the wing.

“We looked at this miniature design under the microscope,” Barbara recalled, “and marveled at the beauty of this letter. It reminded us of how ancient scribes lovingly embellished colorful letters in Bibles and illuminated manuscripts with human and animal forms.”

Not even a calligrapher could have improved on the beauty of nature’s own “F;” and so Barbara wondered, “If Nature can create one such perfect letter, there must be others flying around out there. Let’s go out and find more.”

The day they found the letter was the day their lives were changed. Optimists, they decided to travel worldwide to find all the letters from the wings of butterflies and moths.

CHALLENGES

There were problems — Barbara knew nothing about butterflies, and Kjell knew nothing about photography.

Born in Conneaut, Ohio, Barbara was a geology graduate student of Bowling Green State University and moved to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in 1954 where she specialized in evolution of seashells.

Her intellectual capacity and soft-spoken nature soon brought her numerous Peer Recognition and close cooperation with Smithsonian legendary scientists such as Harry S. Ladd, on his “Mohole Project” with ongoing research on how Pacific coral reefs are created, and with Wendell Woodring with species migration during separation of the North and South American continents.

Kjell was a Norwegian publisher of two comprehensive encyclopedias: “The World of Music,” translated into ten languages, and “The World of Art.

LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY

First Kjell had to teach himself basic photography. For two years he studied to solve problems in macro photography.

Examining thousands of museum specimens under the microscope, Barbara and Kjell soon realized that faded museum butterflies were unusable.

When touched by human hands of collectors, the fine powdery scale formations on butterfly wings are easily destroyed. They would have to be photographed in nature without killing them.

BUILDING EQUIPMENT

Kjell designed, jerry-rigged and glued together a portable “bellow” microscope with German Zeiss Luminar and Leitz Summicron microscope lenses that were adapted for extreme close-up photography with double strobe slave units.

After yearlong intensive research Barbara had pinned down countries where various families, genera and species of butterflies and micro Lepidoptera were likely to be found.

They were ready to travel to research stations and rainforests all over the world.

THE SEARCH

Traveling to botanical gardens, nature reserves and rainforests from the Amazon to New Guinea, they survived malaria-infested jungles, leeches and ants while photographing letters and numbers on the wings of exquisite butterflies and moths without killing any.

A surprising discovery was that the wing patterns of their night-flying cousins, tropical moths, yielded just as many attractive letters and numbers as did those of butterflies.

EASY AND DIFFICULT LETTERS TO FIND

Of all the design elements in nature, the symmetrical “O”- the circle, the zero, the eye — is the most common.

Large eyespots on the wings of butterflies scare or deter enemies. Rows of smaller eyespots along less vulnerable areas invite pecking away from the vulnerable body.

Symmetrical letters like “C,” “D,” “F,” “I” and “L,” are relatively easy to find.

However, asymmetrical letters, particularly “B,” “H,” “K,” “Q,” “T” and “X,” were more difficult.

Only one rare ampersand (&) was found.

SMITHSONIAN REVELATION

By 1975 Barbara and Kjell had found enough letters in the wings of butterflies so that the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Dillon Ripley decided to reveal their discovery as a poster in his new Smithsonian Magazine using five masterly crafted central words from the American poet Theodore Roethke’s “The Far Field”:

ALL FINITE THINGS REVEAL INFINITUDE

The mystery of our life’s wanderings from beginning to end, from the smallest to the largest, seconds in geological time.

To reproduce the line above required innumerable experiments over eons of time. For each letter has been etched into the wing of a moth or a butterfly through a never-ending series of trials and errors known as natural selection.

No one knew the letters could be found there in the wings until Barbara Bedette and Kjell Sandved of the Smithsonian’s perceived them. Imagine then what else there is to be seen in the wings of a butterfly or moth, or the water above a sunken tree, or in the memory of a single person.

DILLON RIPLEY, SECRETARY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

With a readership of over 5 million, the publicity of the Smithsonian poster and subsequent Butterfly Alphabets promoted a new U.S. phenomenon: butterfly gardening and rearing of butterflies in our school systems.

http://www.butterflyalphabet.com/story.html


BARBARA’S LEGACY

It was truly Barbara who put on the magic glasses that revealed nature’s hidden designs to become the architect and designer of both the Butterfly- and Nature alphabets, joining the two in the spirit of Smithson’s mandate to “Create an institution for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.” We can all take delight in finding letters and numbers, symbols and signs in nature. Take your child by the hand into a field of flowers on a summer’s day, but bring a magnifying glass. Look, and then look more closely. Miniature marvels are there for all to see.


The Lion and the Lamb shall lie down together!

African Lion Kisses, Hugs Woman Who Saved It

People Shocked To See Affection Between Pair

POSTED: Thursday, January 11, 2007

People in Cali, Colombia, are shocked to see the bond between a large African lion and a woman who saved it from abuse, involving long, affectionate kisses and hugs between the pair.

Ana Julia Torres, who runs the Villa Lorena animal shelter in Cali, fed and nursed Jupiter the African lion back to health years ago after it was found abused and emaciated in a traveling circus.

“It is amazing to see an animal like that be so sweet and affectionate,” said Torres. “This hug is the most sincere one that I have received in my life.”

Torres, 47, said her work rehabilitating animals began more than a decade ago when a friend gave her an owl that had been kept as a pet.

Later, when she asked her students to bring their pets to school, she realized many families illegally kept wild fauna from Colombia’s biologically diverse jungles in their homes.

The number of animals under her care grew, and now Jupiter is among 800 recovering creatures at Villa Lorena, where Torres looks after, among others, burned peacocks, limbless flamengos, blind monkeys and mutilated elephants.

Most of the animals are caged, though some, like iguanas, roam freely around the grounds of the shelter, which are enclosed by a 13-foot wall.

Torres said she relies on donations and her modest teacher’s salary to run the shelter.

“We dedicate our lives to the care of these animals without one single peso from the state,” Torres said.

Torres said many of the animals were rejected as infants by their parents in the wild or found abandoned on the streets of Cali.

Torres said because she opposes exhibiting animals in circuses, she decided to keep her shelter closed from the public.

Saved the BEST for last!!!



Laminin is a protein that is part of the extracellular matrix in humans and animals.
The extracellular matrix (ECM) lies outside of cells and provides support and attachment for cells inside organs (along with many other functions).
Laminin has “arms” that associate with other laminin molecules to form sheets and bind to cells.

Laminin and other ECM proteins essentially “glue” the cells (such as those lining the stomach and intestines) to a foundation of connective tissue.

This keeps the cells in place and allows them to function properly. The structure of laminin is very important for its function (as is true for all proteins).

God is an ever present help in our time of need!

God is an ever present help in our time of need!

The following message (see below) was forwarded to me today by a friend; and since I know certainly that I could stand for some good news myself, I thought perhaps you could too.

I am a literalist when it comes to the Bible, and whereas I don’t believe there is any power just in sending out or forwarding a message like this, in and of itself; but when you are supplicating and contending for something, anything that comes along that serves to encourage you and buildup your faith; and adds to your hope and expectation to receive that miracle you are praying for, is a good thing!

So when I read the scriptures and find there promises that I can lay hold of, I take them literally; but I have to train myself not to approach them from my mind, which is the seat of my intellect and reasoning; but I must rather discipline myself to do as Proverbs 3:5-6 says to do, which is: Trust the Lord with ALL my heart and NOT lean on my own understanding; to then acknowledge him in ALL my ways, and then his promise is to direct my path!

We must first learn to come to God in humility and in repentance (meaning to change the way we think), seeking Him by faith, with ALL of our heart; and then quite often God will begin to give us understanding.

If we put the cart before the horse and attempt to do it the other way, placing the mind out in front, and therefore leaning on our own understanding, then the mind will always hinder our faith, and hold us back everytime.

Faith is not at all passive, where it is sufficient to say I believe such and such; but the examples and precedent of Scriptures teaches us that FAITH requires our complete commitment of body, soul, and spirit!

If we try and approach the Bible first with our understanding then we have fatally handicapped ourselves before we even leave the gate.

The flesh together with our mind, which is the seat of our intellect and reasoning, mostly will just resists anything that comes from the spirit.

Faith on the other hand comes from the heart, not the physical organ, but our innermost being, out of which springs those rivers of Living Water, which our Lord spoke of.

It is here, in our innermost being, which we metaphorically call our heart, that we find the seat of our spirit man, and more importantly it is where the Holy Spirit resides, inside of every born-again Believer.

We must always follow Jesus’ example, as we read in Scripture, and do as He says; and it was Jesus who said that:Man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”

So we can know from this scripture that as we feed our spirit man with God’s Word, that our Faith is built up, not by what we see or feel, or by our circumstances; but it is build up as we gain hope, by our meditating upon the Word; and that hope then gives way to faith, which is the substance of those things for which we are hoping, of things that cannot yet be seen or felt in the natural, with our natural senses.

In other words, belief is only a part of faith; you must also act upon what you believe, by first confessing with your mouth what you believe in your heart; and then by laying hold of that promise or promises that address your particular need or situation, that you found in God’s Word; and then having done that we then have to hang the total of our body and all of our circumstances upon those same promises; and do so in spite of whatever sight sense evidence that contradicts it!

This is certainly not easy to do, and it is IMPOSSIBLE if we try and accomplish it with our intellect, and our mind!

It takes practice; and practice will eventually make permanent!

Your mind must be trained and disciplined to obey your spirit man, as you follow God’s Word, and the leading and nudging of the Holy Spirit moment by moment..

So whatever you are facing today, know this, that God’s Word is the ONLY place to start in times of trouble; and it is in the Word that we gain our faith; for the Bible tells us that faith comes first by our hearing the Word of God; and even more than that, I believe anyway, that faith is about 95% expectation and confession, and 5% everything else; but this is true ONLY in a constructive or positive since when your faith is founded upon God’s Word!

It has been said that our spirit man and our flesh are like two mad dogs, who are constantly at each other’s throat; and the one that wins will be the one that you feed.

So consequently faith can also work in the negative too, depending on how we use it; and by that I means, if we mediate and dwell upon our negative circumstances, on the problem, or on the sickness or disease, then what happened to Peter as he was walking on water will also happen to us.

If you will note, it was Peter’s focus on Jesus (on the Living Word) that kept him in the realm of the miraculous and supernatural, as he walked on the water; but the moment he shifted his attention to those thirty, forty, or fifty foot waves and those roaring and tossing winds and seas, that seemed ready to swallow him up at anytime, he could do nothing at that point but sink; because he had shifted his focus off of Jesus (the solution), and had instead started meditating on the problem.

Again it is very important that we differentiate here between what it means to believe with our mind, and to believe in our heart!

Don’t think that just because you have doubts and fears in your mind that you are not in faith!

Those doubts and fears will come as fiery darts, from the enemy, to undermine our faith and to discourage us, if we let them; as the enemy will constantly remind us of the impossibility of our circumstances… but whose report will you believe? That is the deciding question.

It will be the report that we take action on, and begin to meditate upon to the point it sinks down deep to where we live, into our innermost being; and as we mediate upon those promises, that address our particular need or situation; and as we then learn to pray the Scripture as we read that David did, we will find it increases our expectations and our hope.

If then we will begin to confess with our mouth, what we believe in our heart, then what we confess is what we will have; even as Jesus said in Mark 11, You shall have what you say!

This happened the day after he had cursed the fig tree; and the Scriptures also record that His disciples heard him too, as He was talking to the tree:

This is faith in action and it is what faith is; and it is then and only then, when our outward confession matches what we believe in our heart, that we are operating in faith, and not before!

Let’s read the entire account for ourselves:

Mark 11:12-14; 20-24

The Fig Tree Withered

12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.

The Lesson of the Withered Fig Tree

20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

You haven’t even begun to operate in faith until you have both; the combination of what you believe in your heart, and also what you confess with your mouth operating together!!!

So this is what we have to do, we find a scripture that addresses our situation, our mountain (if you will), which is that obstacle which the enemy has placed in our path; and it matters not what it is, whether it is a relationship problem in your marriage, or with your children; or whether it is a financial need; or physical, it matters not because God’s Word is more than sufficient; and  if we will but look to the examples of Scripture, we will find there more than enough precedents and examples to undergird our faith; and then God’s Word, mixed with our faith and our confession, then becomes more than enough to trump and annihilate any obstacle that the enemy tries to put in our path.

A good place to begin, and for us to commit to memory, is in the following verse:

1 John 5:14-15

Confidence and Compassion in Prayer

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

What I Confess I Possess

  • I confess Jesus as my Lord. Rom. 10:9-10. I possess salvation.
  • I confess, “by His stripes I am healed” Is. 53:5; I possess healing.
  • I confess “the son has made me free” Jn. 8:36; I possess absolute freedom.
  • I confess “the love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost” Rom. 5:5; I possess the ability to love everyone.
  • I confess, “the righteous are bold as a lion” Pr.28:1; I possess lion-hearted boldness in spiritual warfare.
  • I confess, “He will never leave me nor forsake me” Heb. 13:5-6; I possess the presence of God each step I take.
  • I confess, “I am the redeemed of the Lord” Ps. 107:2; I possess redemption benefits every day.
  • I confess “the anointing of the Holy One abideth in me” 1 Jn. 2: 27; I possess yoke destroying results by this anointing
    (Is. 10:27).
  • I confess, “in the name of Jesus I can cast out devils” Mk. 16:17; I possess dynamic deliverances as a devil master.
  • I confess, “I lay my hands on the sick and they shall recover” Mk. 16:18; I possess positive healings for the oppressed.
  • I confess, “I am a branch of the Living Vine” Jn. 15:5; I possess Vine-life wherever I go.
  • I confess, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ” 2 Cor. 5: 21; I possess the ability to stand freely in God’s holy presence, and in Satan’s presence as a victor!
  • I confess, “I am a temple of the living God” 2 Cor. 6:16; I possess God dwelling in me, and walking in me!
  • I confess, “my God shall supply all my need” Phil. 4: 19; I possess the supply of every need.

So don’t take this message below as some magical device, but use it as a point of faith and agreement, as I will be agreeing with you, that your miracle will happen soon.

We may also hope and pray that we all will be getting good news tomorrow; and that we receive this message tomorrow morning before 9:06 AM.

If that happens to you, will you please come back and post it in the comment section below, and give us a testimony?

Whatever happens however, just remember that, that Jesus is good all the time; and that Jesus is Lord!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: Norman
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 12:51 PM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: Fw: Read asap let me know tomorrow

Read asap let me know tomorrow

Thanks for being my friend.

You have received this angel because you at some point in life have been
an angel.

No one saw your wings, but they felt your love.

Let me know what happens to you  the morning after you open this e-mail.

This  is an unusual one.  It actually gives you a  time tomorrow.

Let’s see if it works.

GUARDIAN   ANGEL

Forward this message the same  day you received it.  It may sound  ridiculous, but it is right on time.

We believe that something is about to happen.

Angels exist, only sometimes they haven’t got wings and we call them friends; you are one of them.

Something wonderful is about to happen to you and your friends.

Tomorrow at 9:06 AM somebody will address you and tell you something you have been waiting to hear.

Listen to this Bombshell Audio, recorded back in 2001, where as a Illinois State Legislator Obama admits he wants to radically reinterpret the U.S. Constitution to Redistribute Wealth…

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Barack Obama is a radical Communist…

Who believes that our U.S. Constitution is flawed!

Listen to this 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview where then state legislator, Barack Obama, is discussing the best way to bring about a Redistribution of Wealth!!!


Did you hear that last part, where Joe the Plummer gets to ask his question?

Let’s listen again, because this is exactly our problem; and Obama has always said that this is what he was going to do, in telling private businessmen, like Joe here, and entrepreneurs and other small family businesses like his, who are the people who produce the bulk of the wealth of our country, what they can or cannot do with their own money.

Under this system successful businesses are actually being penalized for their success; and the irony of this whole thing, as it is unfolding through Obama’s so called Czars, is that the people he is appointing to be the overseers, who are telling these private businesses how to run their business,  many of them have never even operated a business on their own.

But mostly the way this wealth gets redistributed is by stealing it through taxation and other varies government fees.

You talk to any businessman or woman today and one of the major complaints you will hear is about how all this bureaucratic interference and red tape, taxes, workman comp insurance, sales tax, employee taxes, the keeping of records to comply with government requirements, in how all of this puts a heavy load on these businesses in both time and money; and at the same time it takes these people away from doing their business; and all this just to satisfy some idiot government requirement or bureaucracy.

The main problem as I see it is that government today at all levels, are competing against private industry for the limited dollars that are out there; and rather than providing a useful and necessary service in order to aid private business, they are instead an expensive burden, that leaches off of the private sector in order to give an excuse for and to fund their existence and their jobs… at our expense!!!

You have to remember bureaucrats produce nothing whatsoever; and they contribute nothing to the economy; and when operated and managed by unscrupulous, selfish, and self-centered people, who see themselves as anything but public servants, they actually are an interference that works counter productive in opposition to private business.

Nowhere in our Constitution does it say that it is the job of our Federal government to redistribute wealth; or even to guarantee any such thing, except hopefully to create an environment and atmosphere that is equally free and available to everyone, without government interference; where everyone has an equal shot at being successful or not, depending on hard word, ingenuity, and the decisions that they make.

That’s the way it is in a free society, and anything less than that, where Government tries to redistribute wealth is called Communism!

This sort of abuse of power that destroys societies is exactly what has happened in every Socialist country in history; and yet Obama is trying to bring that same failed system to the United States… and he is doing so in violation of our Constitution!

In that sort of government it is the bureaucrats in charge who become the masters and the elite of the soceity, and everyone else becomes their slave or pawn; and it seems to me that I remember reading that we are a government of the People, by the People, and for the People; and that the government rules by our permission, as outlined according to our U.S. Constitution!

Also, please notice how in the above radio interview, even though Obama is introduced as a former “Senior Lecturer,” later on in the interview he calls himself a “Law Professor,” and more specifically he has also claimed himself at other times to be a former “Constitutional Law Professor.”

Well according to a WND article, dated April 10, 2010 , that is not exactly accurate, as seems to be the case with so many things that this man says:

“The University of Chicago released a statement in March, 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) “served as a professor” in the law school, but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.

“This current round of the controversy harkens back to the 2008 presidential campaign when Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton made nearly the same charges in a March 25, 2008, “Hillary for President” press release entitled “Just Embellished Words: Senator Obama’s Record of Exaggerations & Misstatements.”

After stating Barack Obama was not a law professor at the University of Chicago, the Clinton press release insisted: “He (Barack Obama) is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school. In academia, there’s a vast difference between the two titles. Details matter. Professors have tenure while lecturers do not.”

A senior lecturer is one thing—A fully ranked law professor is quite another!

The problem however doesn’t end there for the Obamas, because according to Jim Grogan, a spokesman at ARDC (Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois), when asked by WND, he confirmed that neither Barack nor Michelle Obama are currently licensed to practice law.

The allegations that are surfacing claims that Barack Obama surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges that he lied on his bar application, stating that he never used an alias, including the name Barry Soetoro; and the article goes on to say that Michelle Obama “voluntarily surrendered” her license in 1993.

By the way, according to an article in the Alamo City Pundit, dated May 15th, 2009, the author himself an attorney said that a “Voluntary Surrender” is something you do when you’ve been accused of something, and you “voluntarily surrender” your license about five seconds before the state suspends (or disbars) you.

Not only that but this supposed former “Constitutional Law Professor,” in his State of the Union Address, he confused the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution.

The quote where he says “All men are created equal,” comes from the Declaration of Independence… and not from our U.S. Constitution. You would think a Constitutional Law Professor would know the difference between the two documents.


Even though this man swore an oath to preserve, defend, and protect our U.S. Constitution, the fact is, when he says “All men are created equal, and references the U.S. Constitution as the source of that statement, it shows that he doesn’t even know what our Constitution says, which is obvious because of the fact most everything he is doing violates it!

By the way, it’s too bad he didn’t continue the quote and read the rest, where it talks about the right of the people, when government no longer operates according to the consent of the people, it is the people’s right to take it back!

The Declaration of Independence
(July 4, 1776):

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal
, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Marxism has failed in every country where it has been tried, and below this economics professor shows his students the reason why:

Professor shows class why Marxist Socialism (aka Obama styled redistribution of wealth) doesn’t work:

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class.  That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan.”

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.  As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D!  No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.

Remember, there is a test coming up…

The mid-term election in 2010!

Pray for our country folks, because we have people in Washington DC, at the highest levels of our government, who are taking our country down a path and in a direction that can only end in the loss of our Constitution and all of our rights; as many people today instead of looking to God as their Source, they are mistakenly looking to BIG government and to man.

History has shown that any nation that has ever followed this path, has always ended up being enslaved by the very government that was to take care of them; and its people have always been enslaved and placed under the dictatorial rule by some pretty evil tyrants.

Make no mistake, but that is the change Obama would have for our country, in the form of A New World Order,” which is also the plan of George W. Bush; Bill and Hillary Clinton; and George H.W. Bush, Sr., as well, who by the way was the first to publically introduced the concept in a speech he gave in 1991.

All of these people I have just mentioned have been trained and conditioned since their college days to betray not only our Constitution, but also our country; for it is IMPOSSIBE that they should accomplish this New World Order agenda with our Constitutional rights in place.

As it is, most everything Obama is doing today, and this is also true of former President George W. Bush as well, because a good deal of what Bush did, and what Obama is continuing to do, is happening through the use of executive orders; and then there’s also the matter of the over 700 Billion Dollar stimulus and fat cat bailout money that is being spent, not to mention the taking over of private industry and companies by the Federal Government, all of which is absolutely unconstitutional… and yet does America care?!!

The answer is, I don’t know… I think the jury is still out on that issue.

Pray folks, because we need a miracle of God, because if these people in DC have their way, America will never be the same again!

Shalom,

Skip Barland