Saturday, May 31, 2014

Help Kim Find Her birth Mother

Take two seconds of your day to help Kim find her birth mother. The inspiration for the search: — with Leona Stewart.

The Winds of tyranny

"How much tyranny are you willing to tolerate? When you give your consent to a corrupt government you volunteer to be their slave."

"Those that consent to tyranny lack the courage necessary to live free"

BY Darius Radmanesh

Biden Challenges Air Force Academy Grads to Shape a “New World Order”

Any doubts as to where we are headed?

From The New American
"Vice President Joe Biden, addressing the Air Force Academy’s graduating class on May 28 in Colorado Springs, said he believes that the class “has an incredible window of opportunity to lead in shaping a new world order for the 21st century.”
It was the second time in a little over a year that Biden has used the term “new world order” to describe his vision for America’s role in the world, the earlier one being his April 5, 2013, address to the 38th Annual Conference of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C. In that speech, Biden maintained that “the affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order.”
Even earlier, the phrase was used by President George H.W. Bush in his televised speech on the Iraq situation before a joint session of Congress on September 11, 1990, where he said: “Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a new world order — can emerge.”

Yes, we were warned. Did we truly understand the words that were being spoken?

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School Car Wash Fundraisers Banned in Virginia County

The "Authorities" have officially gone over the edge....

The overreach of the EPA has gone from tyrannical to insane...
From The Foundry "Charity car washes and car wash fundraisers are now banned on school property there, after the Department of Environmental Services issued new rules for stormwater and water runoff.
The county pins the blame on the Virginia General Assembly, which approved more stringent water regulations last year.
“There is an underlying reason why most types of car washing are not allowed under state and federal stormwater regulations,” DES spokeswoman Shannon Whalen told the Arlington News.
Those important reasons: washing cars can cause chlorinated water and soap to wash into local streams, which flow into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
But Whalen found a silver lining in the new regulations.
“There are educational and environmental benefits that come with finding new and environmentally friendly ways to raise money for extracurricular activities,” she said.
One of those educational benefits: high school kids get a first-hand civics lesson in how government shuts down just about any activity it doesn’t like. Try finding that lesson in any textbook."

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DARPA program to develop brain implants for mental disorders

Are we destined for a society composed of compliant,  thought controlled, robotic, human beings?

Well now, at first blush, this seems like a wonderful fool proof way to help those with psychiatric disorders. Upon second thought, one can easily see the potential for abuse of the worst kind.  The "Re-education camps" of past (and present) totalitarian regimes would no longer be necessary. Anyone who disagrees with the state can be implanted and controlled remotely.

From CBS News "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced plans for a cutting-edge technology-based research program to develop a tiny, implanted chip in the skull to treat psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, PTSD and major depression.
The aim is to find new, more effective treatment options for veterans and service members with such debilitating conditions.
The project, called Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS), will study what exactly goes wrong with brain networks in people with certain psychiatric disorders. The researchers expect to ultimately use the project results to develop potential therapies aimed at "teaching" the brain to "unlearn" the detrimental patterns that underlie such disorders.
Research teams from a number of institutions will participate, led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The team at UCSF will focus first on recording neurological activity in different regions of the brain to identify pathways associated with anxiety and depression. Then they hope to develop devices to stimulate precise locations in the brain to strengthen alternative circuits."

Really? What a convenient mechanism for total control of one's thought process.

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The Shocking Real Reason for FATCA, and What Comes Next

We are headed not only toward Global Governance, but Global Taxation. FATCA paves the way... 

From the Economic Policy Journal "If you’ve never heard of the obscure and seemingly boring Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), I don’t blame you.Few people have, and even fewer fully grasp what it really means or the terrible things that it’s a harbinger for.Readers of International Man of any duration will no doubt be familiar with it. (In case you aren’t, see here and here to get up to speed.)
That so few people understand FATCA is perhaps not surprising. Often, otherwise offensive government actions and institutions are given dull and opaque names to obfuscate their true purpose...
FATCA’s real purpose is not to collect money, but rather to pave the way for a global FATCA, informally known as GATCA.You see, complying with FATCA often breaks the privacy laws of other countries. To get around this problem, the US government has been negotiating bilateral agreements with pretty much every country in the world.
However, it’s not practical for each and every country to create their own version of FATCA and accompanying web of bilateral agreements. It would be a very slow and tedious process.So to address this issue, the central planners at the G20 and OECD devised what they call a new “global standard” of automatic financial information exchange between governments (i.e., GATCA) modeled on the US’s FATCA.
In other words, unaccountable bureaucrats from these supranational institutions are foisting upon the world a FATCA on steroids.However, GATCA would have never been possible in the first place had the US not cleared the path with FATCA.The G20 and OECD needed the US—the sole financial superpower (for now at least)—to strong-arm and cram down the throats of the rest of the world this privacy-killing measure. There’s no other entity on the planet with the capability to do so."    
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"Patriotic Words from Daveda Gruber"

Dirge #6: Disobedience to Parents

"You can't tell me what to do!" the angry girl said to her mother;
she slammed the door in her mom's sad face and left in the car with some other.


This Invention Will Change The World, Just Watch

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

The Winds of tyranny

"How much tyranny are you willing to tolerate? When you give your consent to a corrupt government you volunteer to be their slave."

"Those that consent to tyranny lack the courage necessary to live free"


The Winds of tyranny

"How much tyranny are you willing to tolerate? When you give your consent to a corrupt government you volunteer to be their slave."

"Those that consent to tyranny lack the courage necessary to live free"


by Joe Esposito

The BENGHAZI MURDERESS knows no shame To the memory of the four dead she does defame She is the victim of this tragedy not they? This is a reprehensible woman! What more can one say?

Friday, May 30, 2014


"Patriotic Words from Daveda Gruber"

By Daveda Gruber


Muslims would like you to believe that there are two types of worshipers of Islam. They would like you to understand that some are not terrorists and radical. Yes, I’ve read and seen what they would be very happy for me to believe. The trouble is, I search for my news.

When I Was A Child (an Acrostic Sonnet)

When children play the point is having fun.
How simple were the days when we were young!


A drum roll, if you please, and now a poem:

Today is the traditional observance of Decoration Day, May 30th

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.


by Steven Aufiero


The Federal Reserve Explained in 7 Minutes

by Dean Garrison

Have you ever caught yourself wondering how nearly every country on earth can be in debt to outside sources? In my world, if I owe a friend $10 and he owes me $5 then I simply give him $5 and we call it “even.”
But that’s not how the world of international banking works.


"Hillary Clinton Slips Into White House for Private Lunch "

The History of the Future

by Dr. Robert Owens

Why Gridlock is a Good Thing

Gridlock is one of the greatest blessings bestowed upon us by the Framers.  It is a natural result of the checks and balances built into the system to stop any temporary majority from fundamentally changing the country.  If it wasn’t for the checks and balances FDR would have completely socialized the country back in the 1930s.  If it wasn’t for them now BHO would simply impose his agenda on us.  Wait a minute I think he is.

The regulatory death of energy in America

Alan Caruba

Before President Obama took office in 2009, the amount of electricity being produced by coal-fired utilities was approximately fifty percent of the total. Today it is approximately forty percent and, when the Environmental Protection Agency regulations take effect as of June 2, more such utilities are likely to close their doors. The basis for the regulations is utterly devoid of any scientific facts.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


This man never misses an opportunity to earn your contempt From anything decent or good he is totally exempt His commencement speech at West Point made you cringe Of self serving comments there was far more than a tinge His reception by the cadets could have put hell in a deep freeze 

On Being a Servant (a Sonnet)

Our Saviour soon would face the bitter cross
And finish all His Father wanted done;
Just as a servant low He came across
And washed the dirty feet of His loved ones.

Dr. Ben Carson Defends “Birthers

As Alan Colmes Implies They Are Racist

Dr. Ben Carson does not fit the classic definition of a “birther” (whatever that definition might be). He does not seem to believe, or at least admit to believing, that Barack Obama was born anywhere other than Hawaii. He does, however, support the need for transparency and seems to hint that there may be an issue with Barack Obama’s college applications.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


"Patriotic Words from Daveda Gruber"

Unless You Want to Go to Prison, Read This Before Taking Money Out of Your Bank

George Soros won’t go to prison for taking his money out of the bank, but you could, if you are not very careful.
In response to yesterday’s article which detailed how it is a good idea to monitor George Soros’ money movements, because they are predictive of future economic collapses as they have been so many times before. We should all be more a little more than nervous when Soros, in the first quarter of 2014, removed his money from three megabanks.
“Rick” wrote to me following the publication of yesterday’s article with some very pointed concerns and questions. Here is his response:


Joe Esposito

Hillary speaks as the media jumps for joy The Benghazi Murderess is so very coy Will she run for President??


It's the face of evil that stares back at you The eyes of Satan are of a devilish hue He has us all in his tightening grip This monster is on such a power trip We are helpless as we can be Our hate for this wretched soul we hold deeply This is a man of such evil intent Twice we have elected him as our President We only have ourselves to blame

Dr. Ben Carson Announcement

Dear American,
I've got some exciting news to share with you.
My friends at American Legacy PAC just launched an important new project called Save our Healthcare – and I am serving as Chairman.

How Obama Got Elected

Interviews With Obama Voters looks at how media coverage of the 2008 election impacted what Obama voters knew (or thought they knew) about the campaign.

Guess What Millennials

You're Going To Be Just Like Your Parents

Times change. People don't

Dirge #05: The Blasphemer

"Jesus was a trickster, a joker, a fraud," sneered the man over his cup of tea;
his dear mother was trying again to help her son come to Christ and be set free.


The Intellectual Dishonesty of Obama and Other False Purists
Yes, the GOP is obstinate. We get it. But assigning the White House some blame is no false equivalence.

Honesty and Barack Obama do not go hand in hand This is quite evident. That is something I'm sure you understand He is at his most dishonest when he is out fundraising And he is most despicable when he's doing his campaigning Add to this the incessant whining which goes on unabated You will come to see fully why this monster is truly hated His rhetoric is extremely strident and so excessively hyperbolic that it's very easy to see a monster that is narcissistically demagogic

Mike Rowe talks about his encounter with a Veteran

                  POLL: What grade would you give Obama as a president?

We all know Mike Rowe from the now canceled show "Dirty Jobs". Just recently Mike had an incredible experience with a veteran, who is the above picture, and he posted about that experience on his Facebook page.

Close Down The United States Department of Agriculture

By Daniel Payne

       It's the best thing we could do for farmers

This month the United States Department of Agriculture announced an “historic investment” that will go towards “supporting [the] entire local food supply chain.” The USDA is blessed with an ample amount of time and a great deal of money, which means it must forever be inventing new ways to spend the billions and billions of dollars allocated to it every year; thus Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offering the investment in order to “give farms and ranches more market opportunities, provide consumers with more choices, and create jobs in both rural and urban communities.”

The Frantic Feminist Fifties Phobia

By Daniel Payne

Speaking to a modern feminist can sometimes cause you to witness a brand of paranoia that is remarkable in its fervency. There is, for instance, a widespread belief amongst the ranks of latter-day feminists that women make only so much money for doing “the same work” as compared to men


"Patriotic Words from Daveda Gruber"

By Daveda Gruber


PREVIEW: Unless young people and people in general start to search out their own news, there will be no real change no matter who is voted into power in 2016.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Loneliness Of Not Knowing Ourselves

By D.C. McAllister

People are “connected” to others more than ever before because of technology: Texting, emailing, social-networking—we are constantly plugged in and communicating with other people from across town to the other side of the world. But are we really sharing our lives, or are we just passing information back and forth? Are we actually “connecting” with others, or are we like stones skipping across the surface of relationships, never diving into their depths?

Sherry Turkle, in her book Alone Together, says, “Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them.”

The problem with social media is three-fold: It robs people of the importance of connecting on a physical level; it delays reactions, enabling people to create their own persona and avoid awkward situations that they are forced to deal with in real life; and, more importantly, it fails to cultivate self-knowledge and presence—the key to real human connection.

People are physical and spiritual. We are mind, body, and soul. If we are going to truly connect with someone, we need to communicate on all levels. We might share information, send pictures, hear one another’s voices, maybe even see one another on a screen. But until we are in the physical presence of other people, we don’t really appreciate who they are. We don’t fully communicate as complete human beings. We don’t really share.

When you talk to someone—in the flesh—you exchange information without even realizing it.

When you talk to someone—in the flesh—you exchange information without even realizing it. The sharing that’s involved is at an organic level—not just passing of information through a text or email. The movement of their hands, the flash of their eyes, the curve of their lips, the shifting of their body, the crossing of their legs—all of this communicates aspects of the person that you can’t get from an online chat. When you’re face to face with someone, you are entering into their complete presence in a way that’s impossible online.

In the Greek, there are two words for “knowing”: Gnosis and Epignosis. Gnosis is practical knowledge or knowing something or someone intellectually. The knowledge we share about one another through technology is mostly this kind of knowledge. Epignosis, though, is a deeper knowledge. It’s experiential knowledge. It involves not just the mind, but the spirit and the body, a full embrace of what can be known. This is the kind of knowledge that creates real connection and allows people to find the comfort and joy of being in a relationship with another person. When we experience other people, we aren’t just sharing information—exchanging thoughts and ideas—we are sharing ourselves.

This is our desire: To be known and to be loved in that knowledge.

Until you touch someone, see the light of joy on their face or the shadow of pain, until you experience them as a physical, intellectual, and spiritual creature, you don’t really know them. And that is what we want. That is what human connection is all about. It’s being known. This is one of the great themes (and great comforts) of Scripture. We are known by God. Before we were born, he knew us (Jer. 1:5), he knows us better than we know ourselves (Rom. 8:27), the Shepherd knows his sheep (John 10:14), our Creator has searched us and knows us—and still loves us (Psalm 139).

This is our desire: To be known and to be loved in that knowledge. The problem is that we are often afraid and insecure, and so we hide behind technology to escape the very thing we so desperately need.

Michael Price, at the American Psychological Association, says social media allows us to “sidestep what is difficult, what is hard in a personal interaction and go to another place where it does not have to be dealt with.”

They say a phone call reveals too much, that actual conversations don’t give them enough control over what they want to say.

It can be as simple as what happens when 15-year-olds gather for a birthday party. As anyone who has ever been 15 knows, there is a moment at such events when everyone wants to leave. Things get awkward. It is, however, very important that everyone stay and learn to get along with each other. These days, however, when this difficult moment comes, each 15-year-old simply retreats onto Facebook. Whether or not they physically leave the birthday party, they have “left.”

When teens tell me that they’d rather text than talk, they are expressing another aspect of the new psychological affordances of the new technology — the possibility of our hiding from each other. They say a phone call reveals too much, that actual conversations don’t give them enough control over what they want to say.

When you interact with people face to face, you can’t avoid conflict. You don’t have time. But when you’re online or texting, you can avoid that immediacy and “walk away.” You can make adjustments to how you’re perceived. You can, in a sense, recreate yourself over and over again. This ties back to the point about being known. If we’re always creating an image for others to see or hiding from them, we can’t be truly known. We’re not real. We’re, as Turkle said, a simulation. We isolate ourselves from the very thing we need to grow as fully actualized human beings. It’s when we are known—when we’re, in a sense, exposed—that we mature as we’re challenged to change how we think, how we interact with other people, and how we view ourselves. This growth happens in the context of relationships—in the context of sympathy, compassion, and love.

Unfortunately, we live in a society in which most people are not present; they’re not open in an honest and real way.

Knowing others—truly knowing them—can only come when we connect with them on a physical, spiritual, and immediate level. But something else is necessary too. We have to be present. Unfortunately, we live in a society in which most people are not present; they’re not open in an honest and real way. They are not sharing their real selves—only information or an image of themselves that they want to project. They are wearing masks. This is true not only in social media, but in the real world.

We have a society that has been raised on distraction. Watching television. Flipping through Netflix. Sitting at the computer for hours. Texting. Not long after birth, children are plopped down in front of the television or they’re kept busy playing with gadgets and toys, running from one play date to another, never stopping, always with people, never alone. Extroverts are praised while introverts are often forced to abandon their self-reflective ways to be more “social.” People are busy moving from one thing to another instead of settling down and really thinking and reflecting on their own thoughts—what they believe and how they want to live their lives. This is dangerous on a political level because if people aren’t really focused and don’t know what they think and believe—if they don’t know themselves—and if they’re constantly being moved by distractions, then they can be easily manipulated and controlled.

If people don’t know what they think and believe and if they’re constantly being moved by distractions, then they can be easily manipulated and controlled.

One of the great ironies of our time is that people are never alone but they’re lonely. They’re lonely because they never really connect with other people, and one reason is they never connect with themselves. They are not present in their own thoughts and minds. They have been too distracted by outward entertainments to get to know themselves, to learn to be comfortable with themselves, and even to like themselves.

Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” It is also the beginning of all relationships. If you don’t know yourself, then others won’t know you either. If you aren’t present in your own mind, face to face with your own soul, then you won’t be present with others. They will never know you. You will never know them. And you will be alone.

As a society, we have allowed technology to distract us from ourselves. While it has given us seemingly limitless knowledge of the world, it has robbed us of “knowledge of our self.” We get news from across the world. We know what our friends had for breakfast. But we don’t really know what we think or feel, we don’t understand our fears and our joys, we don’t know why we do the things we do or why we gravitate to the people we do. Many of us don’t know what we believe. We simply act on impulse, responding to outward stimuli instead of directing our own course from within. We’re passive, instead of active, drifting on the currents of distraction instead of steering our own ship.

“It is not good for man to be alone.” We are alone. Alone in ourselves, having little knowledge of who we are because we have been distracted from ourselves. Until we stop, be still, put down the distractions, stop hiding behind technology, and spend some time getting to know ourselves, we won’t be able to connect with others. We will remain adrift, sharing information about ourselves, but never ourselves, never knowing the joy and the fullness of true human connection.




"Patriotic Words from Daveda Gruber"

By Daveda Gruber


PREVIEW: There have been Patriots in Washington D.C. since May 16th. They are being peaceful and waving the U.S. Flag and shouting at times to get O out of the White House. I spoke to someone who was in Washington the first two days, and saw ‘Marine One’ (the President’s helicopter) leaving the area. That means that O is somewhere else because there may be ‘danger’ in D.C..

The Light In You (a Sonnet)

Beware the light within you be not dark,
Else you be led astray by your own voice.

What Liberals Condemn As “Cultural Appropriation” Is Actually Called “Learning”


Randa Jarrar is back to remind us just how atrocious an idea “cultural appropriation” is.


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The Left’s Line On School Choice Is A Joke From The 1800s

Don’t be like Mrs. Jellyby!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day:
May 25, 2014: Neighbor Kathy Batton hugs Purple Heart recipient Lance Cpl. Alex Juedes, who was severely injured in Afghanistan in January of this year, as he gets a hero's welcome from friends, family and neighbors arriving home on the eve of Memorial Day in Marietta, Ga


A weekly look at a critical point 
in the history of our nation

The Man In The Mirror

The Man In The Mirror

By Melissa Dawn Gibson

Hey everyone..I would like to introduce myself..Melissa Dawn Gibson Troino...I have been fortunate to meet some of you fine people out there. I was invited to write from the heart and I am hoping you will understand and agree.