The Wiccan Rede


THE WICCAN REDE
Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about To keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time Let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two. When the moon rides at her peak, Then your heart's desire seek, Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the Wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules. Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others' greed. With a fool no season spend, Lest ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow. True in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Shabbat Shalom

Friday, December 3, 2010

This is beautiful! Try not to cry.

This is story beautiful. I had to pass it on here in my blogs.

She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: 'How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?'

The surgeon said, 'I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it.'

Sally said, 'Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?'

The surgeon asked, 'Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university.'

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair. 'Would you like a lock of his hair?' the nurse asked. Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.

The mother said, 'It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study. He said it might help somebody else. ' I said no at first, but Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom.' She went on, 'My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could.'

Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car.

The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room.

She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them She lay down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.

It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Lying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said:

Dear Mom,
I know you're going to miss me; but don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to say 'I Love You'. I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day.. Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know.

Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom? I got to sit on GOD's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom? GOD handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you. GOD said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'where was He when I needed him?' GOD said 'He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.'

Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have to give GOD His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I'm sure the food will be great.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore the cancer is all gone.. I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and GOD couldn't stand to see me hurt so much, either. That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said "I was a Special Delivery!" How about that?

Signed with Love from GOD, Jesus and Me.

(Let's see Satan stop this one.) Take 60 seconds and repost this with your email program, within the hour, you will have caused a multitude of believers to pray to GOD for each other. Then sit back and feel the Holy Spirit work in your life for doing what you know GOD loves... 'When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.'

More to it!

Fourth Verse to  "   The Star Spangled Banner "



Lyrics to Our National Anthem

O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,

Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Stumbled Across a Hunter Pistol

This pistol reminds me of a Remington XP100, remember those beauties. I think this one will be a great fore runner of an entire line of pistols that Crickett Firearms might produce. (Keeping my fingers crossed). Please join me as I hope to do a video review on this Sweetheart, or find one to bring to you.

Hunter Pistol

Caliber: .22 Short, .22 Mag, .17 HMR
Action: Manually cocking single-shot bolt action with a forged steel and machined low scope bolt handle.
Sights: Standard with Williams Fire Sights or Scope Base
Barrel Length: 10-1/2" fluted barrel
Finish: Blued barrel and receiver OR stainless barrel and receiver
Weight: 2 1/2 pounds

The Galaxy Tab


Truly a great device that can speak for it's self. Thanks Samsung.

Tricorder by Moonblink

Tricorder from Moonblink

A simple tricorder for Android, using your phone's real sensors to detect magnetic fields, gravity, etc. Detect buried powerful magnets! See the passing gravity wave from a distant collapsar on your phone screen!† Be a mega-geek! Etc. Please click on this link for the full details on this amazing scientific instrument. Tricorder .  Have your barcode reader ready and download this in style. You will find the full article and details there.
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† Actual device sensitivity may be insufficient to detect gravity waves.

Tricorder is a Trekkie geek toy that turns your Android phone into a Tricorder. However, it's not totally a toy, as it uses real data from your phone's sensors -- you may be surprised at how many sensors your phone has. Currently it can display acceleration; the local magnetic field; an analysis of the local acoustic environment; your location from various providers; the availability and strength of cellular and WiFi signals; and the current state of the Sun and solar wind, including current pictures of the Sun.

Inspired by:

* Jeff Jetton's Tricorder for Palm Pilot
* Adge's LCARS site
* And, of course, the work of Gene Roddenberry

Tricorder is an open project; see below if you'd like to join in.

Accuracy is limited to what the sensors can provide. In particular the magnetic field sensor on the G1 phone seems to be pretty erratic, though it sometimes works quite well; on the Droid, it seems to have some pretty serious issues. This will affect both the MAG tab and the compass in the GEO tab.

How to Use¶

Use the buttons on the left to select the mode:

* GRAV: monitor the local gravitational field and acceleration
* MAG: monitor the local magnetic field
* ACO: acoustic analysis; waveform, frequency and sound level analysis of the ambient sound
* GEO: display geographical information (enable GPS for full info)
* EMS: scan the electromagnetic spectrum for radio signals -- currently displays cellular and WiFi signals (you have to enable the WiFi to get the latter)
* SOL: display current solar activity data -- downloads current solar data in the background (may take a while) and displays it along with current images. The gravitational and magnetic field displays show the corresponding field information as a 3-D plot with X and Y on a cross-axis plot, with the Z value shown beside it. The elevation of the field above or below the X-Y plane is shown on a separate indicator. The absolute magnitude of the field value is plotted below, and the numeric data is shown below that. Much more detailed information is available in the help pages in the app itself.

A personal note from this Blogger. "Thanks Moonblink"

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Printer Dissatisfaction

   A soldier in Iraq called HP to deal with a broken all-in-one printer. He was told he'd have to pay them in order to learn how to fix it. These are the subsequent events that follow...   This video was originally sent to HP directly in 2006. HP resolved the issue to the customer's satisfaction more than four years ago. HP also instituted a "no questions asked" technical support policy for all active duty soldiers and provides phone support at no charge even if the product is out of  warranty.

This policy remains in place  today. Regards, CEO Customer Relations.

I personally agree with the soldiers' actions. If he was instructed to call HP directly for support. HP should not have even blinked. The management of HP should have solved this on the spot. I know this video has cost them dearly.  No amount of Customer Relations can fix this. Even if they bought a new printer and personally took it to him. The system failed.  When the price of ink replacement costing more than the printers being produced, (unless you bought a high end model) it is NOT worth a tech support phone call. A new printer model comes out just about every six months or so - just get another one. Cheaper and less headaches in the long run. The trick is to make a printer that does not fail. Today products are designed to fail, so you keep coming back and buying more. I would rather support a company that believes doing it right, building it to last. I buy Canon printers myself.

Do you believe in Freedom?

I live in the United States of America, I am a proud citizen, I served in the United States Marine Corps. I believe and worship in GOD. My Freedom was not free, many Americans paid dearly for (your and my) freedom.


I have been told that 86% of Americans do the same. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having 'In GOD! We Trust' on our money and having 'GOD' in the Pledge of Allegiance. If Muslims can pray on Madison Avenue, why are Christians banned from praying in public and erecting religious displays on their holy days? What happened to our annual, National Day of Prayer?

Obama says we can't have that, yet Muslims are allowed to block off Madison Ave. in NewYork and pray in the middle of the street! And, it's a monthly ritual!

Tell me again, whose country is this? Ours or the Muslims? I believe it's time we stand up for what we believe... It is time that 86% of Americans in America have the same privilege as the other 14% of the people in America!
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG,
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE,
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

Even in our Pledge of Allegiance we proclaim "LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL", So I ask "What is the problem?"


A Mother asked this President............ 'Why did my son have to die in Iraq?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die in Saudi Arabia?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die in Kuwait?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die in Vietnam?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die in Korea?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die on Iwo Jima?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die in France?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die at Gettysburg?'

Another Mother asked this President... 'Why did my son have to die on a frozen field near Valley Forge?'


Then long, long ago, a Mother asked... 'Why Heavenly Father ... Why did my Son have to die on a cross outside of Jerusalem?'

The answer is always the same... 'So that others may live and dwell in peace, happiness, and freedom.' Yes our Freedom has a price it has been paid for down through the years. So that we ALL can pray as we desire. Do you believe in your Freedom?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

CR1 Aeronca



When I can not fly my :Veronica"  Hobby Zone  model somewhere this is a great alternative.  What do you think?

RC LAB FUN

You all know by now that my 15 foot trailer is now home to my new addition "Veronica", she is a Hobby Zone beauty. A classic of all time. She is what is called a "Ultra Micro Model". She keeps her weight down to around 1 ounce. Which better than what I can do right now :).

I have found a new friend named Dylan, He is my contact at RC Lab Fun. Right off the bat you can tell he loves RC planes and flying. He has several model modifications for Veronica. He backs up a lot of what is on his site with You Tube videos and articles to get you grounded on the information you need to keep you flying and enjoying the hobby.  He does not have everything to rebuild Veronica if I have a 'Oops', but he has a lot of nice parts to help.  Below is a video showing how to add a 3 blade prop to one of Veronica's cousins. Dylan has 32 videos on his channel right now.



Thanksgiving Day 2010

It has been a long week for me and I just want to express my thankful thoughts to all of you that have touched my life in one way or another. Thank You and may GOD bless you and watch over you all. It snowed today here in Mansfield. It was the first snow of the season. and YES it is very cold, I am glad I have a warm trailer to stay in.

I like to send out special Thanks to the Wendell's and the Zeiacher's this season. You all have blessed me more than I can imagine. Thanks.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friendship Candle

The Candle Of Love, Hope  & Friendship  


15th of September,  1998.
 

Someone who loves you has helped keep it  alive by sending it to you. Don't let The Candle of  Love, Hope and Friendship die! Pass It On
To  All Your Friends and Everyone You Love!   May God  richly bless you as you keep this candle burning..  
I hope it comes back someday again.
Please keep this candle alive.


Psalm  46:10

'Be  Still  and Know that I AM GOD'

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's a gift

This is great, take a moment to read it, it will make your day! The ending will surprise you.
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had
everything in their collection, from Picassoto Raphael. They would often sit
together and admire the great works of art..

When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son. About a month later, just before Christmas, There was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands..

He said, 'Sir, you don't know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly... He often talked about you, and your love for art.'

The young man held out this package. 'I know this isn't much. I'm not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.' The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture..'Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It's a gift.'
The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected. The man died a few months later.

There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection. On the platform sat the painting of the son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel. 'We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?'

There was silence... Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, 'We want to see the famous paintings. skip this one.' But the auctioneer persisted. 'Will somebody bid for this painting? Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?' Another voice angrily. 'We didn't come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Gogh's, the Rembrandts. Get on with the Real bids!' But still the auctioneer continued. 'The son! The son! Who'll take the son?'

Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. 'I'll give $10 for the painting...' Being a poor man, it was all he could afford. 'We have $10, who will bid $20?' 'Give it to him for $10. Let's see the masters.' The crowd was becoming angry. They didn't want the picture of the son. They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections.

The auctioneer pounded the gavel.. 'Going once, twice, SOLD for $10!' A man sitting on the second row shouted, 'Now let's get on with the collection!' The auctioneer laid down his gavel. 'I'm sorry, the auction is over.'

'What about the paintings? ' 'I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will... I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings. The man who took the son gets everything!'
God gave His son 2,000 years ago to die on the cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message is still the same today is: 'The son, the son, who'll take the son?' Because, you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, WHO SO EVER BELIEVETH, SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE...

THAT'S LOVE

May Yeshua  Bless you, Love you and Pour his Abundant Grace and Mercy on you today.

Friday, November 19, 2010

More on the Champ...

 






It All Harold's Fault...

He bought one first.... LOL No really I have been looking all summer long trying to convince myself to buy one. Harold did I great selling job on this model. The price was right and the funds were there. So it all fell into place. I ordered it or should I say requested one too. Our friend "Rick" was in Springfield, Missouri today, So Harold gave him a call and asked if he would play the "Brown Santa" today.I understand Byron ordered one too. So either today or Sunday I will see my new "Champ". It is a cute little airplane. Everything is included in the box. It is just the right size for my 15 foot trailer, she has a 20" wingspan. It looks a lot like the Cessna Piper J3 Cub. But it was model after the Aeronca Champion , is a single-engine, two-seat, fixed conventional gear airplane. Designed for flight training and personal use, it entered production in the United States in 1945. The Champ by Hobby-Zone is a RTF (Ready to Fly) model, like I said earlier it has everything you need to fly already in the box including the batteries for the transmitter box. Below is a video introducing the The Aeronca, which I will affectionately call "Veronica" after 1950's cartoon.  Yep just got a call from Harold and confirmed it should be here within the hour or so... Gotta Run, see ya all later. Watch out Wally World I coming....

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Transiting Iranian Airspace...........................

 In  addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in  the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the  Iranian Air Defense Radar  (military) a ten minute 'heads up' if they will  be transiting Iranian airspace. 

The following conversation was heard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz


Iranian Air  Defense Radar:  'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace.  Identify yourself.' 
Aircraft:   'This is a  United States  aircraft.  I am in Iraqi airspace.'  
Iranian Air Defense Radar:   'You are in Iranian airspace.   If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!' 
Aircraft:   'This is a  United States  Marine Corps FA-18 fighter.  Send 'em up, I'll wait.' 
Iranian Air Defense Radar:   (total  silence) ~~~
 

      "This gives me Goose bumps from head to toe"
 
SEMPER FI

Jane Fonda aka Hanoi Jane...

It has come to my attention (1) that soon Obama is going to honor Jane Fonda as one of the:
'100 Women of the Century.' 

Please give me a break. I believe that with you have done wrong, you are to pay for your mistakes. If I am wrong please do correct me. Jane Fonda aka Hanoi Jane has not done so.  I believe we should forgive and love her as anyone should do for their "Enemy", but to reward her! Come on now.

She may have done something to try to makes amends for her past, but I am sure giving her this award is certainly not the right gesture for her!!  

I was in high school at the time Jane Fonda performed these acts against our people. Upset about the way our troops were being mistreated and abused by our own people which Jane Fonda fueled the fire.  I joined the Marine Corps in a 280 day delay program, so I could get my two cents in.  I have included a link to covered her betrayal to our troops and our country. As a Vietnam Veteran I was, and am ashamed of the way I and fellow Vietnam Veterans were and are still being treated. As American soldiers we did what our President and our Congress asked of us. Many of us did not return, and the ones that did, were and are still cruelty treated even today.  It almost seems like our President of the United States of America is getting in bed the the "Enemy", so to speak.

Giving Jane Fonda this reward is WRONG, anyway you look at it.  
Please I not only ask but demand that is not done.

Cpl Andrew James Elliott Jr
USMC 1974-1980


(1) Thank you Wendy for passing this on to me, I think you are beginning to know me better than I know myself. Have missed you lately - you must be working far to hard, give me a call. :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wishing You a Warm Day

I am wishing you the chance to snuggle around a nice warm cozy fire and enjoy some close company, on this cold and wet day here in Missouri. :)  I have prayers going out to many people today especially Mellina and Daughter. Please join me in these prayers for their special needs and healing touch.  I ask for a healing touch while I wait for a tooth to be removed.  There are so many special friends and pen-pals I wish to pray for on this miserable wet day. May Yeshua spread his mercy and grace over each of us this day.  Andy

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Can this be true!

President Files Own Impeachment Forms as Part of Midterm Election Ritual

Nov 16th, 2010 | By Adam Utley
President Files Own Impeachment Forms as Part of Midterm Election Ritual WASHINGTON — Upon return from his ten-day tour of Asia, President Obama gathered with newly empowered Republican leaders for the first time since the election. Both sides expressed a desire to avoid political gridlock. In a conciliatory move, the President’s chief counsel filed congressional forms requesting the House Judiciary Committee to schedule the traditional impeachment
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Australia says NO ...

The United States of American has been called the melting pot of the world, They came here for values that they did not have from where they left. So they ideas and values we have had here, are as important now that ever before. Let us join Australia as we once again declare our values and stand United under one GOD.


The Australian Prime Minister does it again!!


Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd. Isn't backing down on his hard line stance and one has to appreciate his belief in the rights of his native countrymen. A breath of fresh air to see someone lead. I wish some leaders would step up in USA. Truer words have never been spoken. It took a lot of courage for this man to speak what he had to say for the world to hear. The retribution could be phenomenal, but at least he was willing to take a stand on his and Australia 's beliefs. America needs a leader like this!

Rudd angered some Australian Muslims by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote:

'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.. Take It Or Leave It.
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. '

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'
Maybe if we circulate and post this amongst ourselves in America, WE will find the courage to start speaking and voicing the truths, that We in this country have always had.  Remember these words:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. (JFK)

If you agree with this post, please SEND THIS ON and ON, to as many people as you know.

Pausing in Mansfield, MO.

Say a prayer, 
and then pass Him on to bless others. 

Our assignment is to love and spread the gospel throughout the world.
 
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Oh God, please help all the unemployed, the hungry, the homeless, and all who suffer from some kind of disease, especially fear and hate. Be with our soldiers, please watch over them.  We pray for our COUNTRY to once again return to
"  One Nation Under God".
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I Like to add my daily prayer is " I pray that Yeshua, will Lead me, Teach me, Bless me, That HIS will, is my will. That HE will allow me to touch all those that I meet with HIS great LOVE. That they see HIM not me. That he will allow me to show great Love, Passion and Strength to the mate HE has chosen for me as we die daily to serve HIM. That we Unite and become One under HIS loving arms of Grace and Mercy", Amen and Amen. 
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When He gets to you, escort Him to the next stop. Please don't allow Him to sleep on your PC. 
The message He is carrying is very important and needs to go around. May God bless you as you do this: Past this around to each person you know, may it reach and touch each person. - AMEN. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I am Proud to be American, are You.


At a time when our president and other politicians tend to "apologize"  for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.
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JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US military out of as soon as possible. Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?" DeGaulle did not respond.

~ You could have heard a pin drop. ~
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When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush. He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

~ You could have heard a pin drop. ~
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There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying; "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"  A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:  "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"

~ You could have heard a pin drop. ~
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A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"  Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied; "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."

~ You could have heard a pin drop. ~
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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on. "You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically. Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously. "Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."  Then the American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it." "Impossible... Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"  The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."

~ Then too, You could have heard a pin drop. ~
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If you are proud to be an American, Show it! 

If not, GET OUT!

I am proud to be of this land, AMERICA

On October 30th 2010...



On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers. This event is one of 1,000 "Random Acts of Culture" to be funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation over the next three years. The initiative transports the classical arts out of the concert halls and opera houses and into our communities to enrich our everyday lives. To learn more about this program and view more events, visit www.randomactsofculture.org. The Opera Company thanks Macy's and the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ (www.wanamakerorgan.com) for their partnership, as well as Organ Music Director Peter Conte and Fred Haas, accompanists; OCP Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden, conductor; and Sound Engineer James R. Stemke. For a complete list of participating choirs and more information, visit www.operaphila.org/RAC. This event was planned to coincide with the first day of National Opera Week.

I am glad I have the internet to keep me enriched with items of interest like this.

Looking at the 50, 60, and 70's

I was born in 1956 so the

"The Fifties was a small part of my life"

"The Sixties is where I start to sense things"

"The Seventies is really where my grass roots were"



This brought to you by "Old Bluejacket Flicks" please enjoy this link as much as I have bringing it to you. (There are many other flicks here to view)

"Please share your comments here about your favorite flick"
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Again I want to Thank Shirley for her inspiring me and bring material like this to me to share with you all.

Checking in on you Guys...





A friend was checking in on me, so I was feeling a little nosey too,  so I thought I would look in on you all and see if you're sitting at your computer checking out my blog page and if you're OK. You could say something I love comments! Especially from you pretty ones  :)
 

Yup, there you are and you look great!  

Friday, November 12, 2010

From a Romanian Newspaper :

We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA
Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper.  The article was written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title 'C'ntarea Americii, meaning 'Ode To America ') in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei 'The Daily Event' or 'News of the Day'.
~An Ode to  America ~

 
Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color!  They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.
On 9/ll, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart.   Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the Army, or the Secret Service that they are only a bunch of losers.  Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts.   Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby to gape about.
Instead the Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand. 
After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag.  They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing.  On every occasion, they started singing: 'God Bless  America !'
I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of people.
How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being?  Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes.  And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put into collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy.  What on earth unites the Americans in such a way?  Their land?  Their history?  Their economic Power?  Money?   I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but only one conclusion... 
 
Only freedom can work such miracles.

 
Cornel Nistorescu
(This deserves to be passed around the Internet forever.) It took a person on the outside - looking in - to see what we take for granted !

 
G OD BL ES S A ME RI CA !!!
VOTE this November 2, 2010.  
It's more important than ever!!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What are the top 5 Calibers?

Kevin, has created a video on this topic. I also found some of his notes on this as well. Join Kevin on his YouTube Channel here. His Channel has been viewed over 444,000 times.


Below is some of the material he wrote:  From my opinion, pistols need to serve a dual role purpose - just like rifles or shotguns. Whether its on your hip while walking around the yard, or in your hand while hog or deer hunting, be sure to pick a caliber that will get the job done.

5. 22 Long rifle - inexpensive, light weight, takes care of small pest with little or no problems. The light recoil makes the 22 a great choice for small framed adults, teenagers learning to shoot and people who do not like the recoil of the larger calibers.

One of the big bonuses of the 22 long rifle, it can be shot out of a pistol or rifle, this makes it a dual role caliber. From a stockpiling point of view, and you intend for everyone in your group to be armed, the most inexpensive route is the 22 long rifle. When a brick of 550 rounds cost between $12 - $20, its cost effective to stockpile thousands of 22 rounds. For $200 someone could probably buy more 22 long rifle then they will shoot in a 10 years - do that with 9mm, 40S&w, 45ACP or 357Sig.

4. 38 Special - less recoil then the 357 magnum, can be shot out of pistols and rifles chambered for 357 magnum, easy to reload. From my reloading experience, the 38 special can use 6 grains of unique, which is the same charge that I used for the 9mm. With 6,000 grains in a pound of powder, that means you can get around 1,000 38 special loads from 1 pound of unique.

Stockpiling the 38 special - a lot of police still use the 38 special to qualify their officers, this makes 38 special brass easy to find. If your looking for a cheap, easy to find, easy to reload round to stockpile, the 38 special is going to be difficult to beat. I remember going to gun shows and seeing 38 special brass by the5 gallon bucket load.

Its the light recoil, abundance of brass for reloading, ease of reloading and ability to shoot out of firearms chambered for 357 magnum that puts the 38 special at #4.

3. and 2. - Tied between the 9mm and 45ACP - If you think the 9mm is better then the 45ACP, thats fine. If you like the 45ACP over the 9mm, thats fine also. The 9mm and 45ACP have to share the # 2 & #3 spots for the best round for survivalist. Their both easy to reload, brass is easily available, and sometimes you can find good deals on bulk ammo.

Back when I was reloading, a buddy of mine and I, we both had a progressive reloading presses setup in the same shop. My buddy had a Lee and I had an RCBS Rock Chucker with a Piggyback. In 1 hour we could load 1,000 rounds of 9mm. Their were 2 of us working the presses - 1 person per press, and a third person was keeping the powder hoppers filled up, keeping the brass on hand and the primers ready to go. We were using 6 grains of unique, small pistol primers and Remington 115 grain round nose. We would all pitch in and buy bullets in bulk from Midway USA. Back in the mid - late 1990s Midway used to have a case of 5,000 9mm bullets - that is what we would buy. It was not uncommon to load 2,000 - 3,000 rounds of 9mm in a weekend. Then we would switch the presses over to 45ACP, 38 special or 357 magnum and keep loading.

A lot of police officers use the 9mm and 45ACP, so finding brass should not be a problem - just like the 38 special. If you know someone that works for the local police department or sheriffs department, ask them to pick up brass for you next time they qualify with their pistols. There have been a several times when friends brought me 5 gallons buckets of mixed brass from the ranges - 9mm, 45ACP, 357sig, 38 special, 357 magnum,,,,,,. It took a couple of hours to go through all of the brass and sort to the different calibers, but it was worth it.

One of the plus sides to the 9mm and 45ACP, certain companies are making rifles for them as well. Examples include the Marlin camp 9 and camp 45, and the Beretta Px4 Storm.

1. 357 Magnum - despite the "magnum" name, the recoil is manageable, the 357 is chambered in pistols and rifles, its easy to reload and its got enough power to take deer and hog size game, or be able to shoot through a car - which ever one you need to do at the time.

If you do not want a revolver, then there is the Magnum Research Desert Eagle.

If you want a rifle chambered in 357 magnum, there is the Marlin 1894 lever action.

Personally, I shoot a Smith & Wesson model 66 combat magnum.

There is just something about holding and shooting a revolver that a semi-auto can not compare to. The feel of the wooden grips is much better then the plastic grips of most semi-autos, the action of a wheel gun seems smoother then the action of most semi-autos.

Special Mentions:

40 S&W - when the 40 came out, I was one of the people that jumped on the band wagon and bought one. The pistol I owned was the Ruger P91 DC - the DC stood for "decocker." It was stainless steel, double action, 40 S&W.

After shooting a few hundred rounds of 40S&W, I can honestly say that I do not like the recoil. When compared to the 9mm and the 45ACP, the 40S&W seems to have a sharper and most unpleasant recoil. Its the harsh recoil that keep the 40 out of the top 5.

41 Magnum - the 41 magnum offers improved ballistics over the 357 magnum, but at the cost of a larger frame pistol and a little more recoil. Even though the 41 magnum has a lot to offer, it never did catch on like other calibers did.

44 Magnum - Dirty Harry and the term "hand cannon" helped push the 44 magnum to popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. If you need a handgun for bear, then the 44 magnum might be right up your alley. If you need a handgun just about anyone in the family can shoot, the 44 magnum is off the list.

With rifles like the Marlin 1894, maybe the 44 magnum should be considered more of a light rifle round then a heavy pistol cartridge.

357 Sig - for you 357 sig fans out there, here is your special mention, I hope your happy.


Final thoughts:

I'am pretty sure that a lot of people are going to disagree with the 38 special being in the top 5, while the 40S&W only gets a special mention.

When thinking about the #4 spot, there were several things I took into consideration - recoil as one of the main factors. I personally think my 14 year old daughter would be more comfortable shooting a 38 special then a 40S&W.

When reloading, the 38 special can use the same bullets as the 357 magnum. Just order a bunch of 125 grain hollow points, and use them in either the 38 special or 357 magnum.

Closed poll...

The poll is closed on the question on wither "Women should play a major role in Christian Ministry"? This poll did not seem to generate much interest or attention. There was only 2 votes. 1 for Yes and 1 for No. neither votes had a comments. My thoughts on this are the YWYH is a Loving GOD. I have found NO direct message concerning the question. I do know that Yeshua used many women in his mission while he walked on earth. See this link about women in the Bible.

Mary Magdalene led a group of women who were prominent followers of Jesus of Nazareth. They were the main witnesses of all the key events in Jesus' life:
  • his ministry in Galilee and Judea
  • the crucifixion
  • his death
  • his burial and resurrection. 
The idea of women as primary witnesses does not seem very startling to people in the 20th century, but it was a revolutionary concept at the time. The testimony of women was not given the same weight as men's, either personally or in a court of law. 
When the Christian stories described Mary Magdalene and the other women as the first witnesses of the Resurrection, they were saying something important about the status of women within Christianity. 


The story of Mary Magdalene contains four different episodes:
1 Mary Magdalene as a disciple of Jesus (Luke 8:1-3)
Mary is described as a woman whom Jesus cured of an unspecified illness. She led a group of women who provided for Jesus and his followers from their own financial resources.
2 Mary at the crucifixion (Mark 15:40-41, Luke 23:49, Matthew 27:55-56, John 19:25)
In each of the four accounts of the crucifixion Mary was present, either standing at a distance with other women, or standing near the cross.
3 Mary prepared Jesus’ body for burial (Luke 23:55-56, Matthew 27:61)
Mary watched as Jesus’ body was sealed inside the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. She could confirm that he was really dead. She and the other women prepared the spices needed for proper burial of a body.
4 Mary witnesses the resurrection (Mark 16:1-11, Luke 24:1-11, Matthew 28:1-10, John 20:1-18).
Mary found that Jesus’ body was no longer in the tomb. She received a message from an angel and was the first person to see the risen Jesus. She was thus the first witness of the resurrection.

Throughout the centuries, Mary Magdalene was incorrectly portrayed in literature and art as a reformed prostitute. This happened because
  • Mary Magdalene was confused with the woman with the alabaster jar, described in Luke 7:36-50; the story of this other woman comes just before Mary Magdalene is first mentioned
  • the woman with the alabaster jar is called a 'sinner', but there is no reason to think that this meant she was a prostitute; in fact, when Luke describes an actual prostitute in 15:30, he uses a different word
  • Mary Magdalene is described as having a serious illness, but the nature of the illness is unspecified; later celibate male interpreters linked Mary’s illness, her ‘demons’, with her sexuality
  • Mary was traditionally presented as the sinful woman, contrasting her with Mary of Nazareth, the perfect virgin/mother.

     
So as you see Mary Magdalene and many other women were in his Ministry  Continue with this study here.

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