Wednesday, March 20, 2019

'Trust no Stranger.'

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 tschuckman@aol.com


Hi Friends,
    I can only imagine how hurt and destroyed other folks are when somehow the Post Office people lose a special, important piece of mail or a package is ripped up, stolen or destroyed while in their Federal hands.    We almost hate those disgusting animals who know the system and STEAL!  Same with airport "security" theft and robbery!   Well,  I had my wife mail a package to a relative a few days ago but it arrived EMPTY!   It was very valuable and sentimental with many old pictures of my family and children!   I am beside myself with anger and despair, and we only put $500 of shipping insurance on it when it should have been much more [Confidential].   And to rub salt into injury we now have to go thru a long difficult procedure to just get our money back....  of course.    Now days I trust very few humans!  And we need to be a computer nerd just to work the field work of the P.O.  

Throughout my life, I memorized so many slogan, proverbs, and truths.   "One man's gold is another man's garbage."   But the KJV Bible has the sayings of everlasting life.   You know, if someone stole my Bible and learned from it,  I could almost count it a blessing!!  Ha!
   Sorry to say,  I already know how corrupt and greedy people who work in the Gov't can be and they will steal anything that is not nailed or bolted down.  But it's been that way for the past 6000 years since Adam and Eve were created somewhere between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers long ago.   Just start reading at Luke 3: 22, to find out Jesus' lineage.  

I guess I am just venting this fine evening.   I am thinking now to never send anything costly or important in the mail from now on.  Period.




Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

Monday, March 18, 2019

A Bridge Too Far.

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 tschuckman@aol.com

Hi  Friends:
   I believe that we [Americans-- my fellow brothers and sisters] have moved to a "Bridge too far."  OK, I am not pointing fingers todaym but we have the same sum total reality.  Past Administrations and others didn't tell us the TRUTH about our over all finances and debts, and now they have come home to roost and bite most of us in the butt.  
     Those of us who have planned wisely and invested well, done out homework and trusted/ obeyed the KJV Bible, who are Saved by the blood of Jesus Christ have a chance.  
     Friends,  PLEASE!  THE LAST THING I WANT TO APPEAR AS is a wet rag or a negative person.   I have even been poor and homeless for a short time in my life and that changed me forever.... never to repeat that humble experience again!  The good, happy, optimistic feeling of uphoria I woke up with today was possible because the Holy Spirit lives within me because I have studied the "BOOK" --- the Bible!   If you want personal advice, please email me:   tschuckman@aol.com   ---Most likely many of we Christians won't even be here to experience the deprivations and terror that will soon come to Earth.  Frankly,  I am preparing for the big punch to come on Earth but more so the Rapture that must come before the SHTF party down here.   Balance is the answer, but for true, annointed lovers of God and Jesus, our minds and hearts should be contemplating the 'new life' in heaven.   The Scriptures tell us what we need to know.  

As I said before, after my recent birthday on Feb. 20th, and turning age 70,  I feel good that I have reached that personal milestone and my thinking has changed significantly!   I want to keep up my personal ministry of handing out those great:  Bible Tracts, Inc., and continue my Blog postings,  but also relax and savor these last days with my beloved wife, Lori, and help her if I can.  Please pray for her internal problems and health issues.  

I just learned that my first wife,  Karen L Schuckman, died from Leukemia in Racine, Wisconsin around the date of  Dec. 10th, 2018.  She was 2--years younger than I. 

I think I will be looing to get another fine Rottweiler male dog this Spring. 

More later,

Tom Schuckman



Billionaire Tells Americans to Prepare For 'Financial Ruin'

By    |   Sunday, 17 March 2019 11:01 AM
The United States could soon become a large-scale Spain or Greece, teetering on the edge of financial ruin.

That’s according to Donald Trump, who painted a very ugly picture of where this country is headed. Trump made the comments during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

According to Trump, the United States is no longer a rich country. “When you’re not rich, you have to go out and borrow money. We’re borrowing from the Chinese and others. We’re up to $16 trillion in debt.”

He goes on to point out that the downgrade of U.S. debt is inevitable.

“We are going up to $16 trillion [in debt] very soon, and it’s going to be a lot higher than that before he gets finished. When you have [debt] in the $21-$22 trillion, you are talking about a downgrade no matter how you cut it.”

Ballooning debt and a credit downgrade aren’t Trump’s only worries for this country. He says that the official unemployment rate “isn’t a real number” and that the real figure is closer to 15 percent to 16 percent. He even mentioned that some believe the unemployment rate to be as high as 21 percent.

“Right now, frankly, the country isn’t doing well,” Trump added, “Recession may be a nice word.”

While 15 percent to 16 percent unemployment, a looming credit downgrade, and ballooning debt are a bleak outlook for the United States, they are hardly as alarming as the scenario laid out by another economist.

Without earning celebrity status or having his own television show, Robert Wiedemer did something else that grabbed headlines across the country: He accurately predicted the economic collapse that almost sank the United States.

In 2006, Wiedemer and a team of economists foresaw the coming collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, private debt, and consumer spending, and published their findings in the book America’s Bubble Economy.

Editor’s Note: See the controversial video where Wiedemer makes his claims. Click here now.

But Wiedemer’s outlook for the U.S. economy today makes Trump’s observations seem almost optimistic.

Where Trump sees ballooning debt and a credit downgrade, Wiedemer sees much more widespread economic destruction.

In a recent interview for his book Aftershock, Wiedemer says, “The data is clear, 50% unemployment, a 90% stock market drop, and 100% annual inflation . . . starting as soon as next year.”

When the host questioned such wild claims, Wiedemer unapologetically displayed shocking charts backing up his allegations, and then ended his argument with, “You see, the medicine will become the poison.”

The interview has become a wake-up call for those unprepared (or unwilling) to acknowledge an ugly truth: The country’s financial “rescue” devised in Washington has failed miserably.

Editor’s Note: See the 5 signs the stock market will collapse in 2014. Click here now.

The blame lies squarely on those whose job it was to avoid the exact situation we find ourselves in, including current Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and former Chairman Ben Bernanke, tasked with preventing financial meltdowns and keeping the nation’s economy strong through monetary and credit policies.

But it’s not just the grim predictions that are causing the sensation; rather, it’s the comprehensive blueprint for economic survival that’s really commanding global attention.

The interview offers realistic, step-by-step solutions that the average hard-working American can easily follow.

The overwhelming amount of feedback to publicize the interview, initially screened for a private audience, came with consequences as various online networks repeatedly shut it down and affiliates refused to house the content.

Yellen and Bernanke were not about to support Wiedemer publicly, nor were the mainstream media.

“People were sitting up and taking notice, and they begged us to make the interview public so they could easily share it,” said Newsmax Financial Publisher Aaron DeHoog, “but unfortunately, it kept getting pulled.”

“Our real concern,” DeHoog added, “is what if only half of Wiedemer’s predictions come true?

“That’s a scary thought for sure. But we want the average American to be prepared, and that is why we will continue to push this video to as many outlets as we can. We want the word to spread.”


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Friday, March 15, 2019

AntiChrist and False Prophet.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/

 tschuckman@aol.com

Hi  Friends and Readers,
   Well,  Springtime is barely starting to melt some of the snow and ice U.P. where I live.    And we are very happy with that long waited event,  as the ice is deadly slippery.   And huge clumps of it suddenly slide down the roof of our humble hovel at the air temps grow higher these days.   It has been a nasty Winter this year!  And I shall never complain about any Summer's heat.  

It's a bad, dangerous policy to publically announce anything pertaining to my private finance and personal money,  but I intend to pay OFF our Dodge Ram Truck in the month of April!!   It's a sturdy red 4 by 4, 2015 model, and still in very good shape!   We are happy about this event and will, of course use that same money to make double payments on another bill.   Unless the Gov't springs some new money changing idea on the American people.  We older Americans grow so set in our ways so that any change is hard.   And the American dollar $$ is worth less all the time.  Who really knows exactly what will happen and when?   

     Personally,  I think that sound investments are a great "safety net" for the future,  perhaps P.M.'s [Precious Metals] or land, real estate, farm land, like I always wanted but was too busy paying off/ down the bills.   It seems like every time I saved some money --- something else broke down and needed to be fixed.        But then,  I guess that we will be judged by "Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ" and how we treat our fellow man.   So too, alot of responsibility falls on the shoulders of parents who teach us right and wrong.... albeit studying the KJV Bible every week or day.   My wife, Lori, and I are now reading from the books of Psalms and Proverbs... after I heard that Jesus often quoted lines from those two books.     After all:  'A Christian is a follower or imatator of Christ.'   And we are the most persecuted religion on Earth!   

Enjoy the read.

Warm Regards, and Army Hugs,
Tom Schuckman

Email:   tschuckman@aol.com     --- and also on FB.

Above:  Tom pumping iron-- Tricepts.   Feels so good!



Hal Lindsey (mail@hallindsey.com)To:you Details



March 15th, 2019
If a Bible scholar considers a prophecy to be symbolic it is usually because he or she can't imagine how the prophecy could be fulfilled literally.

For instance, many Bible scholars and teachers in the past couldn't conceive of Israel ever becoming an actual nation again. So they allegorized hundreds of Bible prophecies that require a revived Israel. Some still hold to old misinterpretations even after God has literally done what He promised to do.

Some teachers have scoffed at the idea that the coming Antichrist and False Prophet could be literal figures who literally rule the world. One of the reasons they found the Bible's prediction of such characters to be fantastical is because they couldn't imagine how any government could monitor the retail activities of the world. The prophets predicted that no one will be able to buy or sell without pledging allegiance to the Antichrist.

Also, how could the False Prophet make certain that everyone in the world always remains reverential toward the Antichrist. The prophets said that he will cause anyone who refuses to worship the Antichrist to be executed.

A lot of people dismissed these prophecies as impossible to fulfill because they couldn't imagine how they could be accomplished.

Some of us suspected it would be done it with technology, but until recently, we didn't know how powerful technology could be or how completely it could control our lives.

Now we are beginning to see it implemented and it is stunning.

To see what's coming and what's possible, just look at China.

China is a hybrid. It has a market-driven economy, but it is run by a communist oligarchy. By itself, capitalism cannot guarantee human rights.

Since I reported last year on China's new "social credit score" system, we've learned more about it. What we're learning is jaw-dropping.

Chinese officials say the system is necessary to stop terrorism, tax fraud, identity theft, voter fraud, child addiction to video games, and hundreds of other problems. And who wouldn't want to stop those things?

But power grabs rarely begin with brute force. Political or economic problems usually pave the way. That makes the need for a solution seem reasonable and logical.

The problems are real, but China's solution is a pretext. It is an excuse to consolidate the regime's control over Chinese citizens.

It is two evils rolled into one. First, it is a vast surveillance system that receives and coordinates data from all government agencies and many businesses.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation says China already has more than 200 million high-definition surveillance cameras in use with many more to come. They are connected to facial recognition software. The system also uses satellites and drones.

The government monitors supermarket checkouts to know who buys what. The system knows who pays their bills on time and who doesn't. It monitors how well they sort their garbage for recycling. It monitors all online chats, no matter how innocuous.

In the future, the government will monitor what kinds of books the Chinese buy and which internet articles they read. Medical and dental records will be part of the system. Obviously, any kind of information about everyone will be fair game for use in the system.

Second, it is a system of coercion and control. Using all of the information the government has gathered through its surveillance, every person is assigned a "social credit score."

Those with high scores (more favorable to the government) receive various perks. They get cheaper public transportation and shorter wait times. Since the government controls access to health care, a citizen's social credit score may mean the difference between life and death. Bureaucrats may seek to reduce healthcare costs by eliminating less cooperative or desirable citizens.

The social credit score decides what kind of job is available to each person. A score can get one hired or fired, promoted or demoted.

Last year, 17.5 million Chinese citizens with low social credit scores were denied the ability to purchase airline tickets. The system blocked 5.5 million citizens from buying train tickets.

And the complete system hasn't even been fully implemented yet!

China's Communist Party (which rules the country) says the social credit system will "allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it harder for the discredited to take a single step."

The problem is, the Chinese government trusts no one.

Fortunately, most western nations have publicly condemned China's social credit system. But that's only a public posture since most of those nations are also struggling to solve problems like terrorism, tax evasion, voter fraud, and crime. And many of them are quietly considering systems similar to China's.

Canada's law enforcement agencies have instituted something called the "Risk-driven Tracking Database." They are busily collecting all kinds of information, ostensibly to locate "at-risk" young people.

But, they are also using Artificial Intelligence to predict who is "likely" to commit a crime.

If you're a Christian in Canada, you should take note of this system. The Bible says many things that the Canadian government considers hate-speech. Will we reach a point where Christians will be arrested as a preemptive measure?

It certainly seems we're headed in that direction, and we're headed there fast.

Finally, with everything hurtling toward the apocalyptic climax of the end of the Age of Grace, this could be a time of terrible despair. But it doesn't have to be.

Our despair turns to joy when we come to know God's greatest promise of all -- Jesus Christ.

More than two thousand years ago, Jesus stepped out of the Judean hills claiming to be God's long-promised Messiah. Thousands believed Him. Others rejected Him as a fraud.

For twenty centuries, Jesus has been the most controversial figure in the pages of literature and history. Great good and colossal evil have been done in His name. Wars have been fought over this gentle, Jewish prophet.

On this week's program, I am going to examine some of the reasons why I am firmly convinced that Jesus Christ is precisely who He claimed to be -- the Messiah.

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Check your local listings.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: For those of you who watch The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, I want to remind you that the program that airs on March 29 will be our last edition on TBN. I have been a regular on Friday evenings on TBN for the past 12 years, but financial considerations are causing us to alter our airtime commitments. However, you will still be able to find The Hal Lindsey Report on Daystar in our regular Sunday night slot, and on CPM Network, www.hischannel.com, and various local stations at our normal times. Of course, you can find all of my programs on demand at any time on my website, www.hallindsey.com.

Thank you, TBN, for a wonderful and productive partnership the past 12 years for this show, and more than 40 years for me personally. Only God knows how many have been added to His kingdom through this partnership. And thank you, my blessed partners, for supporting this ministry through all of those years. You will share in a great reward for your faithfulness.
God Bless,

Hal Lindsey
mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147
email: comments@hallindsey.com


Hal Lindsey Media Ministries, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147

Friday, March 8, 2019

Worry Not -- God's Promises Kept.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/ tschuckman@aol.com

Hello Friends and avid Readers!
     My wife feels better in the month of March because Spring is just around the corner,  even though we will still have heavy snow falls where we live.   I am not complaining...  LOL, and how can we fight Nature??  It's just a good feeling when I can get outside in the warmer weather, get my sun tan and do a little wood working,  my hobby, and attend church more often.  I love to meet new Christian people as we all share the same Belief System, etc.  I say:  "Peace and Prosperity" to my fellow Christians!  
       Everything Hal Lindsey says is checked out Biblical, verifiable TRUTH!  I have been knowing it and quoting it for years,  thanks to the Holy Spirit and the Father's sweet Grace.   Life is not so dear and important when we know that the Father will resurect us to heaven as He has promised --- if we have to sacrifice our lives for Jesus Christ.  Read the Psalms and Proverbs to allow these words to sink in. 
     Worry Not ---Promises from the Father and Christ always Kept.  And many examples are a preview of what shall come.  And in the meantime, just enjoy the life that the Lord have given us in these 'Last Days' as we shall someday 'Judge' others later on including angels!   
    I had to do a stint in a nearby facility for the injured and older disabled people who were also so aged and dying,  and most of them were Believers but physically suffering.   Deathy is nothing but a 'Gateway' or a door leading to a MUCH BETTER PLACE!  But the wicked shall face a nasty after life... as we shall all be Judged before God's throne--- as smoe will go to the "Sheep Class" and others will go to the Goat Class, in the great seperation times that is actually being done to some degree even now!   The good angels are sorting things out right now.   The bad angels also face a dark, nasty future and they know now that their time is short, and that is why they are putting more presure on humans and worldly affairs now.   
     We can only figure these things out if we read and study the BIBLE, and bend knee to Christ Jesus.   Be Humble... Be Blessed.

Warm Regards, with Love,
Thomas G Schuckman
Email:   tschuckman@aol.com


------>  We can only wish that we still looked like my old picture...  LOL.



Hal Lindsey (mail@hallindsey.com)To:you Details

March 8th, 2019
The ancient Bible prophets foretold that Jerusalem will become the focal point of the world. It is.

We know the nations of the world will one day gather against it. And we know that, eventually, many of those nations will coalesce into formidable blocs that will oppose each other. Those groups of like-minded nations will become enemies that go to war against each other.

The Bible says that it will culminate in a final conflict that the world has come to know as "Armageddon."

"Armageddon" looms over the world. It's never far from the thoughts of even unbelievers.

Remember "Carmageddon" to describe several significant freeway traffic disruptions? Or "Snowmaggedon" to describe a major snow disaster in Canada?

The world has a similar fascination with the word "apocalypse."

Despite an overwhelming lack of Bible literacy, fascination with Armageddon continues to grow. People seem to sense that something huge and awful will soon befall our planet, but few know any specifics.

The Bible, on the other hand, gives a great deal of specific information about both the battle of Armageddon and the events surrounding it. Daniel 11 gives us one of the most compelling accounts.

There have been but the merest glimpses of Armageddon-like violence in world history. Dresden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, to name a few. The real thing will be dreadful beyond words. The Bible predicts the number of deaths during that time as like nothing else imaginable.

The world system will fall apart in almost every way, starting with the totalitarian rule of the Antichrist and the False Prophet. War will rage with all the fury modern technology makes possible.

Never before in history could humanity do to itself what the Bible describes in the last 3 1/2 years before Jesus Christ returns to earth.

But now, it can do just that. And in today's newspaper you can read the specific names of the nations described by the ancient prophets as they begin to align themselves in perfect accordance with what the Bible predicts.

Which can only mean one thing: the "time of the end" described to Daniel by the angel Gabriel is upon us.

If you are not ready for the sudden appearing of Jesus Christ to call away all true believers, then don't hesitate to accept the full gift of pardon that His death on Calvary purchased for you. And if you have received His pardon and follow Him, then now is the time to make certain your family, your friends, and those around you have heard the Good News and have had a chance to prepare themselves, too.

This week, I'll give you an overview of the run-up to Armageddon. You will recognize all of the players and be stunned by how close those days may be.

Don't miss The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Check your local listings.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: For those of you who watch The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, I want to let you know that the program that airs on March 29 will be our last edition on TBN. I have been a regular on Friday evenings on TBN for the past 12 years, but financial considerations are causing us to alter our airtime commitments. However, you will still be able to find The Hal Lindsey Report on Daystar in our regular Sunday night slot, and on CPM Network, www.hischannel.com, and various local stations at our normal times. Of course, you can find all of these programs on demand at any time on my website, www.hischannel.com.

Thank you, TBN, for a wonderful and productive partnership the past 12 years for this show, and more than 40 years for me personally. Only God knows how many have been added to His kingdom through this partnership. And thank you, my blessed partners, for supporting this ministry through all of those years. You will share in a great reward for your faithfulness.

This is just a heads-up so you can begin making other plans for viewing the program each week. I'll continue to remind you as the time nears.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey
mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 741



Hal Lindsey (mail@hallindsey.com)To:you Details

March 8th, 2019
The ancient Bible prophets foretold that Jerusalem will become the focal point of the world. It is.

We know the nations of the world will one day gather against it. And we know that, eventually, many of those nations will coalesce into formidable blocs that will oppose each other. Those groups of like-minded nations will become enemies that go to war against each other.

The Bible says that it will culminate in a final conflict that the world has come to know as "Armageddon."

"Armageddon" looms over the world. It's never far from the thoughts of even unbelievers.

Remember "Carmageddon" to describe several significant freeway traffic disruptions? Or "Snowmaggedon" to describe a major snow disaster in Canada?

The world has a similar fascination with the word "apocalypse."

Despite an overwhelming lack of Bible literacy, fascination with Armageddon continues to grow. People seem to sense that something huge and awful will soon befall our planet, but few know any specifics.

The Bible, on the other hand, gives a great deal of specific information about both the battle of Armageddon and the events surrounding it. Daniel 11 gives us one of the most compelling accounts.

There have been but the merest glimpses of Armageddon-like violence in world history. Dresden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, to name a few. The real thing will be dreadful beyond words. The Bible predicts the number of deaths during that time as like nothing else imaginable.

The world system will fall apart in almost every way, starting with the totalitarian rule of the Antichrist and the False Prophet. War will rage with all the fury modern technology makes possible.

Never before in history could humanity do to itself what the Bible describes in the last 3 1/2 years before Jesus Christ returns to earth.

But now, it can do just that. And in today's newspaper you can read the specific names of the nations described by the ancient prophets as they begin to align themselves in perfect accordance with what the Bible predicts.

Which can only mean one thing: the "time of the end" described to Daniel by the angel Gabriel is upon us.

If you are not ready for the sudden appearing of Jesus Christ to call away all true believers, then don't hesitate to accept the full gift of pardon that His death on Calvary purchased for you. And if you have received His pardon and follow Him, then now is the time to make certain your family, your friends, and those around you have heard the Good News and have had a chance to prepare themselves, too.

This week, I'll give you an overview of the run-up to Armageddon. You will recognize all of the players and be stunned by how close those days may be.

Don't miss The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, www.hallindsey.com or www.hischannel.com. Check your local listings.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: For those of you who watch The Hal Lindsey Report on TBN, I want to let you know that the program that airs on March 29 will be our last edition on TBN. I have been a regular on Friday evenings on TBN for the past 12 years, but financial considerations are causing us to alter our airtime commitments. However, you will still be able to find The Hal Lindsey Report on Daystar in our regular Sunday night slot, and on CPM Network, www.hischannel.com, and various local stations at our normal times. Of course, you can find all of these programs on demand at any time on my website, www.hischannel.com.

Thank you, TBN, for a wonderful and productive partnership the past 12 years for this show, and more than 40 years for me personally. Only God knows how many have been added to His kingdom through this partnership. And thank you, my blessed partners, for supporting this ministry through all of those years. You will share in a great reward for your faithfulness.

This is just a heads-up so you can begin making other plans for viewing the program each week. I'll continue to remind you as the time nears.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey
mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

POTUS signs new Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill.

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Hello  Friends and Readers:
     It seems that all this time too many Combat Veterans are still committing SUICIDE at an alarming rate.... and the VA still dropping the ball all these years.  For the past 40 years I have been studying these statistics and reading all the books I can get my hands on.  It is very disturbing to me,  because I know too many people who still suffer.   

As for me,  I have been blessed to have studied the KJV Bible for these same 40 years ---thus putting on the spiritual Armor of God and protected by the Holy Spirit!  Yet,  I realize that I must still take an ACTIVE part in being aware of the devil's machinations and Wiley ways to corrupt me.  You must understand that the devil already has his thumb on most of the ignorant world of mankind,  totally misled.  So we Christians are his prime target before the Rapture comes to put we Christians in a very "Safe Place," as Jesus promised His followers.  PTL.  Jesus quoted the Psalms often,  so we can also benefit from reading, studying and memorizing them too.   
     I know that I must sound like a 'broken record' as I so often preach this way,  but it works!  The KJV Bible is certainly a HUGE SHIELD for me and millions of others.   My fine wife, Loretta and I read the KJV Bible together several times a week and I also ask her questions to see if she understands the material we've covered, etc.  Be not ashamed to copy our example,  fellow combat Veterans!   Check out Romans 1:16.   

Warm Regards,
Thomas G. Schuckman

Email:   tschuckman@aol.com 





Trump Sets Up Task Force to Prevent Veteran Suicides

March 5, 2019 Updated: March 5, 2019

WASHINGTON—Veteran Navy SEAL Ryan Larkin lost his final battle, to suicide, on April 23, 2017. He was 29.
Ryan deployed twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan, as well as completed missions to Lebanon and Honduras, according to his obituary. He was trained as a special ops combat medic and a sniper.
His father, veteran and former Senate Sergeant at Arms Frank Larkin, spoke at the White House on March 5, right before President Donald Trump signed an executive order to help curb veteran suicides.
“Ryan was a decorated, high-performing Navy SEAL who suddenly went over the edge,” Larkin said. “In the two years we tried to rescue him, he was prescribed over 40 different drugs.”
Larkin said Ryan kept saying there was something wrong with his head, and a few months before he ended his life, expressed a wish to donate his body to traumatic brain injury (TBI) research.
“Ryan was concerned about his teammates and the similar struggles that they were experiencing following both training for combat and combat operations overseas,” Larkin said.
“After Ryan’s death, we learned that he suffered from an undiagnosed, severe level of microscopic brain injury uniquely related to military blast exposure.”
However, Ryan’s injury couldn’t be detected in a living person’s body, and his treatment only had been psychiatric and behavioral health-focused.
Larkin said a Manhattan Project-like approach is needed to solve the problem.
“We need a holistic approach with a heightened sense of urgency to push the scientific research. We also need to appropriately recognize invisible wounds suffered on the battlefield,” Larkin said.
“Mr. President, following this event, I’m going over to Arlington National Cemetery to tell Ryan that he’s still making a difference. That he’s still helping his boys.”


President Donald Trump signs an executive order to help reduce veteran suicides at the White House in Washington on March 5, 2019. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Tragedy of Staggering Proportions’

Trump’s executive order—titled the “President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide,” or the PREVENTS initiative—endeavors to create a comprehensive network for veterans to get whatever help they need.
“The Administration’s roadmap will help create a national and local ecosystem that cultivates active engagement with each veteran, rather than a passive system wherein the onus for engagement is placed on veterans,” the White House said in a statement.
The initiative will be co-chaired at the Cabinet level by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, along with the secretaries of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security.
“Veteran suicide is a tragedy of staggering proportions,” Trump said. “Supporting veterans in distress is a critical priority for this administration.”
An average of 20 veterans commit suicide every day—around 6,000 per year. Veterans aged 55 and older account for 58 percent of the suicide deaths.
Seventy percent of veterans who committed suicide had not been involved in the VA health care system for the previous two years.
“In spite of billions of dollars of investment and a nonprofit sea of goodwill, the impact has been minimal,” a senior administration official told reporters on March 5. The official said grants would be distributed through the initiative, mostly at the state level, to help organize and align all resources available. No dollar amount was proposed, but the official said it would likely be a new appropriation.

Success in Arizona

Thomas Winkel, director of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and part of the “Be Connected” program, said the PREVENTS initiative is “exactly what this country needs.”
Winkel said the state’s Be Connected program came about after the suicide rate among National Guard troops hit its highest rate ever in 2010.
He said a coalition of military, government, and community organizations had worked together over the next 36 months to bring the suicide rate down to zero.
The goal of Be Connected is to help veterans “upstream” by providing them assistance before they reach the point of contemplating suicide and connecting them with the services they need to alleviate life stresses, according to a statement by the organization.
“We worked with a ‘no wrong door, no wrong person’ approach. Every single person was involved,” Winkel said. “Our belief is that if everyone knows what to do, they will act.”
Trump has driven several major changes to the VA health care system since taking office, including the VA Mission Act, which gives veterans more choices for their health care.
He also secured $73.1 billion in funding for the VA to provide quality medical care, including $8.6 billion for mental health services and $206 million for suicide prevention.
“Veterans are America’s greatest national treasure,” Trump said. “We must keep our promise to those who keep us free.”

For Help

Call the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
Text: 838-255