Friday, July 31, 2009

Obama-Care over view LINK.

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<<< Tom and Sharon in the garage a few years ago. Big old Soldiers need love too.

Please click on the LINK below:


Not that I am thumping my chest or boasting-- but it felt good to hear the local Christian radio from Milwaukee talking about true Bible prophesy that the 'end times' must see the One World Gov't-- One World Religion happen to us, and soon!! You will all note, please, that I have been posting stuff on this recently in my Journal. But more importantly, the real point I want to make is: Many people and even many 'Christian churches' are STILL pushing the empty headed [IMHO] idea that "WE THE ALMIGHTY HUMANS ON EARTH CAN GOVERN OURSELVES AND WORK THIS PRESENT BAD/ WICKED SITUATION OUT by ourselves-- independent of God Almighty! How insulting that must be to God in Heaven-- and He must be very angry by now !" What a pure load of horse manure and contrary to what the Bible actually says!! How completely arrogant and prideful by dumping Jesus Christ into obscurity instead of giving the Glory and Power to Him alone! Now I would expect worldly unbelievers to strut like a peacock and talk trash, but the so-called CHRISTIAN churches ?? Even Glenn Beck went in that direction today [that humans can 'fix/ correct our broken system ourselves'... but he probably has limitations and restraints from his producers as to 'how far he can go' and not mention the name, Jesus Christ, on TV, as a [or THE] 'higher power.'

The fact is, my dear friends and readers, JESUS CHRIST is the ONLY ANSWER, but most of mankind has been so full of themselves and pridefully independent to admit this ! If they don't submit to the Lord, and SOON, they will perish and be dealt with by the Master.

The LINK posted at the beginning is about the new heath care-- Obama-Care, and what is in that 'package.' That ought to be a thriller, or horror story to keep us up at night... LOL. Go figure, if a simple farmer like me can understand that this new Bill is just plain crazy and destructive-- and it makes no sense at all to push and rush it thru Congress BEFORE we all have a chance to read it, how can the Senate and Congress think otherwise ?? They are not stupid-- only evil and in with the 'devil' in the WH! You tell me!

about mass, forcible, mandatory injections for the coming 'Swine Flu.' It will be a cold day in July when I let the Gov't inject ME with their noxious poisons! I will never take ANY Flu shot, and I had so many injections/ shots in the Army that I am probably immune to everything-- or plumb crazy from them... lol.

What's new in our house? Sharon paid about $320 for new [sorely needed- once a year] eye glasses today and is wearing them now. Poor woman's eyes are getting worse with her Sarcoidosis, and I bet pretty soon the Gov't won't take care of a lot of maladies and health problems. I have 'good' Chrysler health Insurance now.. but the contract has been opened up many times lately and certain converage just dropped for us retirees. There is no more "honor" or promises kept anymore and a contract doesn't mean anything.
The old people who worked hard ALL THEIR LIVES putting into the system are now disposable and trashed. Kaput. My power scooter repair man called up early just before we were supposed to meet him for the much needed repair-- stating that his back went out and is in so much extreme pain [and he begged off] , so we had to put that off until Monday-- Murphy's Law. But at least I got a chance to witness to him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and all of God's promises.. so that was fruitful, IMHO. But real Christians KNOW that they will go to a much better place if they parish now before the Rapture-- in heaven.

Still, I would like to talk about special, smart things that we can all buy and store up NOW/ TODAY before the so-called 'Flu' hits the USA, where there might be martial law and quarantine. Hey, I didn't vote for that turkey who has no birth certificate.. Ha! I would bet that the other military gentleman would have handled things a bit different-- but just maybe the Lord planned things [or has allowed] this way so Bible Prophecy could be fulfilled. Some of you remember that I have studied healing Herbs for the past 40 years and I and my wife rely upon them a lot rather than trust the 'doctors' modern "medicine" or 'Obama-Care'. There are certainly some Herbs, that I will stock up on soon, plus a few more canned goods, rice and beans. I don't want to mention them on this blog for fear that some Gov't agency will arrest me for practicing 'medicine', but I urge you to study, look up, acquire Herbal books for this info and protection. Personally, I don't have a fear of this 'Flu thing' -- but it just may be a 'MAN-MADE' thing to control the people-- or reduce the population. ' Just some practical friendly advice and personal opinions from 'Old Soldier Tom.'

Have a good day-- Praise the Lord.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Chronicle Watch.

Tom's Journal.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Convert to Christianity, get fired and socked in the face

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What would you do if you heard about a person that helped someone convert to Christianity from another religion and then was fired, and the person that converted was physically assaulted by a principal of a high school, and yet the police or media did nothing even though there were witnesses to the assault that took place?

What would you think of a country that allowed this type of behavior to happen to minors?

How would that make you feel?

Well, this happened right here in the United States where a practicing Muslim who is the principal of a high school fired a legendary wrestling coach for telling one of his wrestlers about Jesus Christ. In addition, this principal also physically assaulted the high school student who converted from Islam to Christianity, and yet the media sits in silence.

Another incident in Dearborn Michigan

A high school hall-of-fame and Christian wrestling coach in Dearborn, Mich., claims he was muscled out of his long-tenured coaching job by the school's principal, a devout Muslim, because the administrator was furious over a student wrestler who had converted to Christianity from Islam.

…According to lawsuit documents, Principal Fadlallah's retribution against the Christian coaches serving Fordson High began in 2005, after Marsazalek's volunteer assistant coach, Trey Hancock, led a non-school sanctioned and independent summer wrestling camp. Hancock, who is also pastor of the Dearborn Assembly of God and parent to one of the wrestlers, reportedly shared his beliefs at the camp and baptized a Muslim Fordson student into the Christian faith.

That fall, Fadlallah fired Hancock and ordered the volunteer coach not to have further contact with the student wrestlers.

Fadlallah approached the young Fordson student who had chosen to be baptized a Christian at Hancock's summer wrestling camp, punched the student and advised the student he had 'disgraced his family' by converting to Christianity from Islam."

…According to the lawsuit, however, Marszalek's treatment by Fadlallah isn't isolated, but part of an intentional eradication of Christianity from the school.

"Fadlallah, since assuming duties as Fordsons' principal in 2005, has systematically weeded out Christian teachers, coaches and employees and has terminated, demoted or reassigned them because of their Christian beliefs," the lawsuit continues. "Fadlallah has publicly stated 'he sees Dearborn Fordson High School as a Muslim school, both in students and faculty, and is working to that end.'" [1]

Final Thoughts

This is the United States of America where freedom of religion is suppose to be protected under the constitution, yet, this man is allowed to act in a manner which is against the constitution of this nation by unjustly firing an employee due to his religious beliefs.

Furthermore, I would like to know why this principal has not been arrested and prosecuted on assault charges for the action he took against the minor.

If we truly want American to remain as a free society this cannot be allowed, and the man who falsely terminated employment of another due to religious convictions should be fired and prosecuted for the assault of the minor.

Today I see more and more intolerance to Christianity, but tolerance to everything else.

Are you now reading to start educating the masses about what is happening right here in America, or do you still refuse to say anything and sit in silence while this continues to happen?

It will only be a matter of time before it affects you personally, so now is the time to pick up the pen, and speak out to everyone you know.

We need to raise awareness and it starts through education. Learn the truth and expose the lie, and do not allow this to go unquestioned any longer.

You can make a change, but the question is; are you willing to?

  1. Legendary Christian coach canned after student converts
    Muslim principal allegedly irate that wrestler left Islam to be baptized


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Writing on the Wall.

Tom's Journal.

I just want to pass on something a friend sent me today-- please click on this Link:


Military people, experts, Generals have been studying for 6000 years how to best fight and defeat their enemies. Since I always was a History buff-- the bible is full of colorful, panoramic battles of the Israelites directed from/ by God Himself! First you have to 'identify' your enemy, and then choose the best way to defeat him. Some people say, "Cut off the head and the body will die." But when the enemy is an 'IDEA' or mindset run by a hidden 'group' of powerful, wealthy people who are so clever so as to disguise themselves just like Satan-- the "angel of light" there may be a problem!

God in His love disciplines those whom He loves to save them from greater harm in the future, just as a human father teaches his own children right from wrong. But when a whole generation or national group, or the world in general has become SO WICKED and rotten to the core, more than a simple correction or amputation is called for, unfortunately. Several national groups and civilizations have had to be exterminated because of their super gross continuous behavior and immorality, such as the Global Flood in Noah's time, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Canaanites, etc. We are in such a time RIGHT NOW according to the Bible. Beware. Most of us in America are already tired, burned out, drugged, too fat, lazy, into entertainment non-stop/ 24/7... that we take no note! I USED to be that way many years ago, and if I take my 'eyes off the prize' or fall asleep [spiritually], I could return to that cess pool mentality. The above LINK is a powerful reminder of the 'hand writing on the wall' -- a stark reality check of what WILL come to be, and soon! It has the ring of truth, is logical and makes sense to anyone who has taken time to read/ study the true Word of God. As for others, 'party animals' or people just too caught up in the daily barrage of politics, too full of themselves, and smoke screens-- it will bounce off their fore heads like a paper ball in the breeze.

I feel that I am getting a bit burned out lately too with my own problems of health, my wife's disabilities,and just fighting for what is mine-- mobility in old age... LOL.
Now days things are just so unreliable, untrustworthy, with mediocrity and shallow promises or workmanship and services. When ever you buy anything or deal with anyone-- always get a written guarantee, names, numbers, extension codes and a redundancy, and safety nets !! Don't worry, with Obama's 'total transformation' health and services will get MUCH worse! My Christian and knowledgeable friends believe that the next 6 months will see a BIG Change that will be a NIGHTMARE for the whole world.... and the God of the Bible will certainly pull His Blessings and Protection from America for desserting and harming the 'apple of His eye'-- Israel.

Take care.

Tom Schuckman
Jesus is Lord

Bless all our Troops in Combat.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Playing with Fire.

Tom's Journal.


One of Tom's fav. songs:


Terry James
By Terry James

Barack Hussein Obama, along with other leaders of the international community, is pushing and pulling Israel toward decisions by Israeli leaders that will assure the eventuation of the time God's prophetic Word calls "Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7). It is an effort guaranteed to cause all nations involved to be "cut to pieces," according to Zechariah, the Old Testament prophet:
"And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it" (Zechariah 12:3).
Any observer of the headlines today, with God's prophetic Word as a prism through which to look in discerning the times, can understand how quickly things are setting up for the Tribulation. No leader is more observably at the helm in steering the world toward the seventieth week of Daniel (Daniel 9:26–27) than the American president. His administration is on the fastest track possible in attempting to force the U.S. into the new world order configuration so long dreamed of by the humanists-elite.

In the seven months since his inauguration, Mr. Obama has moved the country from its envy-of-the-world free-market system; he has gathered under his socialistic wing of control America's banking industry and automobile industry; and he has his eyes set on putting the nation's entire health industry under his absolute authority. Additionally, he is aiming toward as quickly as possible binding America's citizenry under global environmental controls that will forever put Americans under energy prices that will make it impossible to maintain a lifestyle anything like Americans have been used to living. His projected multi-trillion dollar deficits would mortgage the financial futures of American's progeny forever.

Yet, in terms of the dangers presented by these changes this president plans for the U.S., his and the other world leaders' dealings with Israel at present far exceed the insane actions just mentioned.

France demands that Israel stop the building of homes for Jewish citizens in East Jerusalem. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, in letting France's demand be known, said Tuesday, July 21,
"The Israeli ambassador in Washington was summoned and the ambassador in Paris has now been summoned to the Foreign Ministry..."
The Obama administration is leading the way for other world leaders to follow in forcing Israeli citizens to give up property in Jerusalem, which God calls the "apple of His eye."
France’s bold move, coupled with increasingly harsh criticism of Israel by Russia, have strengthened U.S. President Barack Obama’s determination to enforce his demands that Israel stop construction for Jews. American officials said that the building activity is a negative factor on negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. Neither the State Department nor the White House has commented whether its demands extend to construction for Arabs...

The apparent restriction on Jews in effect would remove from negotiations the status of eastern Jerusalem, which was restored to the Jewish State in the Six-Day War forty-two years ago. Hundreds of buildings in the area are owned by Jews who were forced to leave their homes under the British Mandate and during the War of Independence in 1948... (Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, “Worldwide Coalition: Media Putting Israel in Corner,” Israel National News, July 22, 2009).
President Obama calls the Jewish settlements illegitimate and demands that the Jews be cleared from East Jerusalem so the Palestinians can be settled there. The approximately three hundred thousand Jewish people living there are the hold-up to getting agreements necessary to move forward with the "Roadmap to Peace" effort. Moving these people will, he avers, make it possible to move forward for a peace he intends to hammer out with the same dazzling speed with which he has tried to bring America into new-world-order compliance.

There is an explosive dynamic building in the matter of America and the rest of the world powers-that-be making demands on Israel.
[Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu told the Cabinet this week that Israel has complete sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and decides issues such as building permits. Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon declared on Tuesday, “Israel will continue to operate in accordance with its vital national interests... Our right to rule and develop Jerusalem is irrefutable" (Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, “US Policy: Jews in Eastern Jerusalem are Unwanted ‘Settlers,’” Israel National News, July 22, 2009).
The opposition to U.S. and international community leaders wanting to bully Israel doesn't end there. Even liberal Likud members like Intelligence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor, who is one of the most dovish members of the Knesset - having been in favor of giving up the Golan Heights for peace — was irate over the demands.

Meridor proclaims that former President George Bush's informal commitment not to uproot the Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem should be honored. But, Mr. Obama has declared that the agreement was never a formal one, thus does not have to be fulfilled.

In my view, this bit of subterfuge displayed by the Obama administration is but a foreshadowing of things the Jewish leadership — who will ultimately sign the covenant made with death and hell of Isaiah Chapter 28 — can expect. For America and all nations of the world, such luciferically spawned dealings with God's chosen people, in my opinion, constitute a dangerous game of brinkmanship beyond calculation. The result will be Armageddon (Joel 3:2).

Related News

Ignore U.S. on settlements, protesters cry at rally - JTA
'Say 'No' to US settlement pressure' - Jerusalem Post
'Obama is a racist,' settler rabbi tells protestors in Jerusalem - Ha'aretz
U.S. Pushes Israel-Syria Talks - Wall Street Journal
Envoy presses Israel on settlements - The Press Association

Friday, July 24, 2009

Randy Alcorn's Blog.

Tom's Journal.

Eternal Perspectives (Randy Alcorn's blog)

Link to Eternal Perspectives  (Randy Alcorn's blog)

The Bible: More Than Stories

Posted: 24 Jul 2009 11:02 AM PDT

I am often hearing people say these days that God has revealed himself to us in stories, and that story, not doctrine, is the framework in which we should see our faith.

I LOVE story (which is why I’ve written and enjoyed fiction and also love good biographies). However, story is NOT everything. There is also revealed propositional truth and many other forms of communication God has taken with us in his Word.

I love this blog from John Piper on this very subject. It’s not long so I’ll take the liberty of quoting it in its entirety, but I very much encourage you to familiarize yourself with the
Desiring God blog it comes from, one of my favorites.

The Bible Frees Us From Being Swayed by Overstatements
By John Piper

Being convinced that the Bible as we have it is God’s choice for the world is pervasively decisive in how we think about a thousand things.

I’m not referring only to what the Bible teaches on a thousand things, but also what kinds of writing the Bible is made up of, and the fact that it is writing at all.

It makes a huge difference in how you think about reading and education if you are convinced that God thought it was good to communicate with the world through a book. There are dozens of foolish ideas about education that we will be protected from by simply thinking God was wise in using a book.

And it makes a huge difference in how you think about many things if you are convinced that God thought the world should have a book that contains

  • fact-laden narrative history,
  • poetry (lots of poetry)
  • stories (lots of stories)
  • seraphic prophecy like Isaiah 40-66
  • proverbs,
  • Gospels,
  • parables,
  • logically constructed, doctrinally dense letters like Romans,
  • repetitive, spiraling letters like 1 John, and
  • symbol-laden prophetic books like Revelation.
For example, if someone starts to overstate the case for “story” and says that the “real” way to communicate God’s truth is in “story,” implying that the other ways are “less real” and marginal, we will be protected from that sort of thing because we are convinced that God thought the tightly argued, doctrinal book of Romans was a very good idea for the world to have.

Or, on the other hand, if someone starts to overstate the case of doctrinal exposition to the exclusion and minimization of story and poetry, we will be protected from that sort of thing, because we are convinced that God thought it wise to put two-thirds of the Old Testament in poetry and fill it up with stories.

It is a great liberation to take the Bible—all of it, and as we have it—very seriously.

We cannot Stop what God has put in Motion.

Tom's Journal.

I only copied and pasted PART of Rep. John Paul's article below to whet your taste buds.
I want to relate another 'spark in my brain' that shot up a red flag from yesterday's witness to a fellow believer at my Mom's home. Flash! Another Connection in my mind... lol. From all my former studies in the Bible for the last 40 years-- how the books of Daniel and Ezekiel are the keys that unlock the book of Revelation, these great and terrible happenings NOW, TODAY, from Obama's Administration are here for a reason! Here is what we know: the book of Revelation tells us positively that such things WILL and HAVE TO come true-- but not how [in what way or manner] they will. Obama and his 'demons' just may be the lynch pin that will spring board/ trigger the start of the Trib. Some students say that the economics will get so severe [and now we know that they are man-made, mostly from the great messiah Obama and the Dims] that they will frantically look for some solution to pay off their creditors - like China, etc, and then all the world's religions may be banned by the 'Anti-Christ' and replaced with his own false ONE WORLD RELIGION-- and a ONE WORLD GOV'T ! The United Nations Org, and Military Arm will have full authority over every nation to 'police' things and enforce the new Laws.

Sorry, folks, I may be a little bit off center, but that's the way I see things. And when a nation is up against a rock and a hard place-- weird things will happen and radical Bills/ Legistration will be passed to ease the hunger and rioting, and rationed "health care", lol. Only a good student of History and the bible will be able to understand this stuff, IMHO. And in my opinion, we brought most of this upon ourselves by allowing the politicians to sneak God-hating Bills into our American system without standing up and putting pressure on the Senate and Congress people! I am just as guilty as the rest-- being either too lazy or stupid to get involved in the old days-- passed years. But then on the other hand-- this Scripture MUST be true and come about, just as God's Word predicted.

So... it looks pretty late for any human to turn things around [and we humans are so full of ourselves...] as things will continue to get worse and worse until it all catches up with us like a maxed out charge card compounding interest after you missed a few payments. Been there-- done that-- and it WON'T EVER happen again in my life! God wants us to be good stewards of our finances/ money.

It's a nice, hot, humid day in S.W. Wisconsin, and I am going to take a shower and kick back now! Woo Woo!

Pandora's Box.

Tom's Journal.

Forget about all the rest of my posts-- BUT PLEASE READ/ WATCH THIS VIDEO! Just click on the link below, please. ATTENTION: All Americans, especially the tried, tested and true combat Veterans. If you had any reservation before about how crooked, corrupt and radical Obama's Administration is-- and why he is so dishonest so as to SNEAK and Rush another terrible Bill [dog pile] thru under the 'radar' [ so no body has a chance to read it] --just take a gander at this Video! The man cannot be trusted anymore. Period. Yes, I fully realize and admit that several past Republicans Administration were very corrupt too-- but this new Bill that was just delayed takes the cake!

Comments, please ?

Tom Schuckman
Vietnam Veteran: 68-70
please try to have a good day... after you see this true news video.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Long Day and Full.

Tom's Journal.

We visited my Mom today in Burlington, WI as she wanted to return some sentimental items to me, like the flag that was given to her when my Dad, a WW-2 Vet passed away back in 1997, etc. As we all sat outside her apartment complex down by the Fox River on a park bench in the warm sun, I struck up a conversation with a nice lady who visits her loved one too, and I asked her if she was a Christian [as she had a nice silver cross around her neck] and she said, 'YES!' Well, that started off about an hour's worth of good, up building conversation about the Bible and what will be ahead in our future, etc. I gave her one of my personalized pens and a business card so she could retrieve more info on things I said that interested her. It was a distinct 'treat' for Sharon and I connecting to a 'spiritual sister of the Faith' -- but my Mom kept poking my leg and sore knee to shut me up until I said out loud that "she was poking me because I was embarrassing her by preaching the truth of the Bible-- and she was NOT a Believer [lol]!" She quit poking me after that.
I didn't want to be rude, but the lady named Julie had genuine interest and thirst for what I was telling her and I will NOT be quieted nor ashamed of my joy and happiness in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anybody who wishes to listen to me. My Mom, although I love her, has told me a few times this past year, even when Sharon was suffering in the hospital after open heart surgery and complications, that 'she considers the Bible to be a collection of fairy tales and that Jesus and God don't really exist.' Go visit Matt. 10-- to see what Jesus says about: 'your enemies will be members of your OWN household..!'

On the way home after shopping and having our rings re sized at the jewelry shop in Kenosha because we both lost some weight, my wife was proud of me saying that 'I had the gift from God to be able to speak so well about the truth of the scriptures-- and we both felt good about that! I had to clarify however that it was the Holy Spirit that put the right words in my mouth at the right time... All praise and honor go to the Lord! By the time we got home it was time to watch Glenn Beck on the Fox News Channel-TV.

I am sure that MANY other true Christians must struggle with relatives who put them down, make fun of, throw every obstacle possible in the way of their biblical Christian family members/ relation.
Yes, it sure does take guts to stand up for what we believe in now days when true Christianity is not popular or in vogue-- but why should we even care?? Our true reward is in Heaven with Jesus. After a while those negative people who love to make others miserable will wonder why you [we] chose to move away and live in peace and tranquility by ourselves. Don't waste your time, effort and resources with people who constantly love to drag you down into their own pity-party, hog wallow! Move on and rub elbows with REAL Christians whom you trust. True, real Christian friends may be hard to find now days with many predatory hypocrites in the churches pretending-- but we are out there even looking for you! I fear that when the Inter Net is purged by obama and the his demons and our conservative Blogs canceled we will lose contact of each other-- but we will find a way to consolidate and re-connect. Contact me for possibilities and suggestions:

Next week is the Racine County Fair that we are looking forward to, and we intend to have a great time this year, no matter what comes down the pike. Maybe the State fair too.

Seems like my days are so full in the Summer with lots of sun, reading, woodcarving and sharing the Gospel/ Bible, and I often go to bed early. I am so disappointed with Cable TV in that there is nothing but repeats and trash, and we bought an HD flat screen that is brilliant-- but now I find myself reading more and buying more good books anyway... Ha! I have to save up quickly to buy my dear wife some new eye glasses $$$ the first part of August, and then I can rest for a while. We have not had a real vacation in 4 years, but only weekend get aways twice a year. I call them 'shoe string vacations.'

When I was raising my kids/ family, I took them to FL, SC, up North WI hunting, fishing and a lot of camping. They were never deprived and never knew hunger. I wish I could have been a better father, but at least they had the basic essentials of good food, clothing, shelter, garden veggies, Bible study, and the best of my LOVE.
They are all welcome in my house anytime and they know me to be loving, hospitable and generous. I visit and talk to my good son, Andy, the most and love him dearly. I only hope that he finds the Lord in time, I pray. I think of my 3 kids often, but they are always busy with their jobs and families.

Long Train Running 1971

Latter, have a great night, but ESPECIALLY AFTER YOU WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO!!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Song: Born-again American.

Tom's Journal.

This is a beautiful new song/ Video. Enjoy !!!

I get high anxiety when ever I have to go to the Milwaukee VA but I know that some other VA hospitals are much worse from talking to other Vets I know. My blood work [and NP] says that I am showing a trend of going down hill/ worse slightly, although it's not critical. The older lady who did the blood/ needle stick had any easy time finding a good vein in my right arm, but when she asked me to answer a 'questionnaire' I knew immediately 'what it was' and a red flag that went up in my head told me not to continue, so I politely refused to continue, and she said I didn't have to. Otherwise I get along pretty good with the staff and treat them with respect-- but I will NOT tolerate any abuse from them either. Cindy Scheurell, NP, I am sure, meant well and wants to help me, but she leans towards invasive surgery/ procedures... and I keep thinking about all the recent BIG MISTAKES that VA doctors do to our Veterans, like cutting off the wrong body part, anatomy, etc., and my close friends who have had those 'procedures' inform and warm me too. I told her today that she has indeed helped me by showing me different options I have and where to go and who to call. I will discuss them with my wife, evaluate them, and keep them in mind-- but I want to try my Herbal remedies and diet FIRST instead of letting the VA cut me, or give me 'bionic' knees, etc. Maybe Cindy S has a feeling that VA procedures may change for the worse if Obama's 'new health care thing' goes thru, and then we Vets won't have as many options in the near future. Too bad Congress can't enjoy the wonderful care and treatment of the VA system like us! There is still a long waiting period for many Vets who need immediate attention and medicine NOW!

When I tried patiently and respectfully to explain a Christian's view of Death and Heaven, she had the look of a German Shepard staring into a fan-- no offense intended. She is one to the 'good' health care givers I have met in my 30 years of dealing with the VA system, and I respect her for trying hard to help all her patients.

My wife told me that I broke my 2nd toe on my left foot when taking a shower the other day and a large bottle of shampoo dropped on my toes.... LOL. Oh well....
Since the horrific open heart surgery in March, my wife has become more disabled/ incapacitated from heart and lung challenges-- she can't/ doesn't cook regular balanced meals so much and I admit that I eat the wrong foods-- but I do cook and grill a lot outside and she likes that. And then the VA 'Dentists' pulled out too many teeth, IMHO, to make room for a lower partial that DIDN'T work, etc., so then Ihad to wait for 2 more years to get Titanium implants. So I have some trouble chewing my food too-- otherwise I would be eating many great raw vegetables that I always enjoyed. I take my wife out to eat once or twice a week and buy lots of fresh fruit---
and now we just harvested our first fruits of ZUCCHINI today!! They had been 'hiding' and growing in 'secret' --and now I will roast them on the grill next to some beef steaks, etc. And when our tomatoes get ripe things will change for the better- diet wise. Woo Woo! I just LOVE fresh, home grown, ORGANIC tomatoes and I don't get sick of them, and use them in many dishes and salads. I suppose that some goofy reader will find fault in tomatoes because they are in the 'Nightshade family.'

Since the jib crane in my Ram pick up truck is busted [gear box -stripped- kaput], I used the manual ramps to load my power scooter-- Golden Avenger-- in the '05 Dodge Caravan to get to the VA today, and I barely had enough power/ charge in the scooter to gets things done, but it worked well. The Milwaukee VA parking lot was so over crowded and full, because there is much construction now to build another wing for critical spinal cord injuries, etc, and then a parking structure-- so there are so few parking places left and very chaotic with long lines of cars continually looking for some place to park!! Having been in both concrete and welding construction, I KNOW that it will be a few years before things get better there-- and I will prob 'not be around...' lol.

So I got home stressed out from arguing and dealing with people at the VA, fighting the goofy traffic/ grid lock and watching the cops pull over speeders-- but the lunch/ food was fairly good at the VA Canteen/ Mess Hall. I won't go into it-- but there is a great "demand" there for good fried chicken... Ha! Personally, I like the beef stew. I had to Fast from 8PM last night until the blood draw at 11AM, so after that I had to wait for 2 hours to see my Nurse Practitioner, Cindy, so I indulged myself at the Canteen. I was impressed at how other disabled Veterans helped me in many ways, assisting me, where as a ghetto kitchen staff worker was rude and reached OVER my arms as I was trying to get some beans on my plate, and I 'called her on her bad manners' in public. Ever since obama squeezed into the WH, 'certain people' in big cities have become very rude, uppity, and overbearing, like they now have the right to encroach upon the Caucasians' personal rights and dignity.... Ha! Just more 'planet of the apes' baloney. And we can expect the world to be 'upside down' now.
On the other hand, the fine carved scripture in walnut [Phil. 1:21] I hung on the back of my power scooter attracted a few nice comments that led to some spiritual, encouraging discussion-- and that's exactly why I put it there!

For many minorities in big cities like Milwaukee they already HAVE THEIR MESSIAH who is now in the WH, fast sinking America with every type of new wicked, unfair and stupid Bill and Law to tear down and shred our great U.S. Constitution, IMHO. But that is just my personal observation and opinion... which I wil prob get killed or murdered for.

So, tomorrow it may rain and that might cover up the total solar eclipse at about 10AM. I have a few chores to do and figure out a way to charge my scooter by removing the seat and going directly to the batteries-- I hope. So that is reason to be happy and joyful.

Take Care.


Monday, July 20, 2009

The 'Apple of God's Eye.'

Tom's Journal.

God's Word teaches us that His promises are never broken and He has made a covenant with His Nation, Israel, to protect it always. Those people and nations who plan to hurt Israel will receive a terrible curse and all real Christians understand this. Even though Israel, as a Nation, has not accepted the true Messiah, Jesus Christ, they someday will, and I think soon. Even so, God will guard and protect the "apple of His eye."

Why the "Epicenter" Could Shake the World Sooner Than You Think
By Jan Markell

There is a lot of speculation these days about Israel's recent missile class warships sailing through the Suez Canal. This was just shortly after an Israeli submarine was spotted, capable of launching a nuclear missile strike in preparation for a possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

All of this was confirmed by Israeli officials, and it was a clear signal that Israel is able to put its strike force within range of Iran on short notice.

Additionally, Israel has strengthened ties with Arab nations that also fear a nuclear-armed Iran. In particular, relations with Egypt have grown increasingly strong this year over the "shared mutual distrust of Iran." Israeli naval vessels would likely pass through the Suez Canal for an Iranian strike.

These exercises are a message to Iran that Israel is serious about defending herself. It is believed that Israel's missile-equipped submarines, and its fleet of advanced aircraft, could be used to strike at in excess of a dozen nuclear-related targets more than 800 miles from Israel.

Is this just saber rattling with little substance? No. Israel knows it must strike Iran's nuclear plants before Iran is capable of seriously launching nukes at Israel's main cities in retaliation. If Israel strikes now, Iran is not yet capable of retaliating with her own nukes. Yes, she would retaliate in other ways, but they wouldn't decimate Israel. The region could be spared devastation if Israel acted in the next few weeks to a few months. If Israel waits a year or more, Iran will have the nuclear capability to send the region -- and world oil supply -- into utter chaos.

The Jews ignored the warnings of the 1930s to get out of Europe. They could not comprehend that a mad man had come on the scene who was serious about exterminating all of European Jewry. The Pharaohs and Hamans of Bible times weren't enough of a signal that such evil abounds then and now. The "new Hitler," Achmadinejad, is far more dangerous than the old Hitler. He did not have technology and nucleaer weapons.

In 1973 during the Yom Kippur War, Israel was caught by surprise. Israel kept delaying the deployment of troops. Not until the morning of Yom Kippur (October 6), about six hours before the Arab offensive, were Israeli officials convinced that war was imminent, and a mobilization of the reserves ordered. By then it was almost too late. But Israeli action, even though delayed, was so stunning that the Soviet Union threatened direct military intervention. Again, the world could have been plunged into a global disaster all because Israel waited too long.

Israel's victory in this war cost 2,400 lives and an estimated $5 billion of which more than $1 billion was airlifted by the U.S. during a time in the war when Israel's outcome looked bleak. There actually could have been a military escalation between superpowers in 1973, all because Israel did not heed the proper warnings before October 1973.
She will not make these mistakes again! It's kill or be killed now.

Any kind of military strike in the Middle East will affect you directly. You need to take these issues seriously and be in prayer. The Middle East is called the "epicenter" for a reason. It is the center of the earth geographically, politically, and religiously.
It does not help to have America's president tell Jewish leaders, as he did last week, that they must engage in self-reflection. Obama says there is a narrow window of opportunity for advancing the peace process and that he plans to speak openly and honestly with Israel just as he did with the Arab nations in Cairo. But in Cairo, he primarily praised Islam, his own Islamic heritage, and bad-mouthed America. Obama ignored the rejectionism of the Arab world against Israel and the ongoing wars and waves of Arab terror directed against the Jewish state since the day of its creation. He also compared the Palestinians to the U.S. civil rights movement.
His "engagement" and benign relationship with corrupt and despotic Arab regimes contrasts starkly with the tough talk conveyed to Israel at a time in history when once again, without God's intervention, Israel is facing extinction if she doesn't act and act quickly. She knows America is no longer her trusted friend. And no, God would not allow her extinction.

It's time Obama tell the Arab/Muslim world -- and not Israel -- to engage in self-reflection! It's time he tell them that the world's economy, already in a free fall, could spin out of control if there is a war in the Middle East sparked by Iran's thirst for nuclear weapons as soon as possible! It's time he tell them to dismantle all suicide bombers whose target is innocent Israelis (and other victims such as those in Jakarta last week). It's time Obama leave Israel alone, quit telling her to dismantle settlements, and quit trying to divide Jerusalem.

Obama's policy can be summarized as "Israelis should give and Palestinians should take." It amounts to appeasing the Arabs, humiliating Israel and, in the process, undermining the security of the Jewish state, the entire Middle East, and the rest of the world. Right when Israel needs every friend she can get (although the Bible says just the opposite will be the case), when Iranian nukes are being designed to fly down smokestacks in Tel Aviv and Haifa, America's president is lecturing and scolding Israel and telling her to "engage in self-reflection"? I suggest President Obama exercise some of his own self-reflection! (Also see Ezekiel 38:22, 23 for more of God's miraculous intervention when no nations come to Israel's defense.)
American Jews who voted overwhelmingly to elect Obama should not remain silent. They are entitled to press him to adhere to his commitment and treat the Jewish state in an even-handed manner. Together with other friends of Israel, they should discourage Obama from offering Israel as a sacrificial lamb on the altar of Arab appeasement. In urging Obama not to abandon Israel, they would also be promoting the U.S. national interest. History cannot point to a single instance in which appeasement of jihadists or tyrants has ever borne fruit.
Yet appeasement seems to be Obama's middle name. John Lennon would be happy were he still alive. The world's superpower, America, just loves to give peace a chance in all the wrong places.
Keep your eyes on the epicenter. It could literally explode in the coming weeks or months. Israel must act quickly no matter what the cost.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Meet the REAL Walter Cronkite- that Vietnam Veterans Know.

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WND Exclusive


Meet the real Walter Cronkite

'Most trusted' newsman pushed radical agenda

Posted: July 18, 2009
11:40 pm Eastern

By Joseph Farah
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite

WASHINGTON – Walter Cronkite is dead at 92 – but most Americans, many of whom considered him "the most trusted man" in the country during his reign as CBS News anchor – still don't know what motivated him and how he secured such an influential and lofty position.

He was like a grandfatherly institution in the early days of TV. People believed him. Uncle Walter wouldn't lie, America believed.

Thus, when he gave his opinions, they had impact. One example was his report on the Tet offensive in Vietnam, which is credited with swinging the tide of opinion against the war.

Even in his death, however, nobody has addressed how and why an otherwise obscure figure at the time was elevated to become the most prominent anchorman on television.

The story was told publicly in the July 10, 2000, edition of the Nation, a Marxist-oriented journal, in a report on death of Blair Clark, who served as editor of the Nation from 1976 through 1978: "Whether it was calling on Philip Roth to recommend a Nation literary editor or persuading CBS News president Richard Salant to make Walter Cronkite anchor of CBS Evening News, Blair had a gift for the recognition and recruitment of excellence."

Clark was not only the editor of the Nation, he was also heir to the Clark thread fortune, a Harvard classmate and friend of John F. Kennedy, a buddy of Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee and the manager of Eugene McCarthy's 1968 campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

He veered back and forth between politics and journalism seamlessly as an associate publisher of the New York Post, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, vice president and general manager of CBS News and yet remained a fixture in Democratic Party politics throughout his career.

Clark wasn't the kind of man who would promote Walter Cronkite for the most visible job in journalism because of his press accomplishments alone – and his press accomplishments were noticeably meager.

Cronkite never graduated from college. He had entered the University of Texas at Austin, but left to take a part-time job reporting for the Houston Post. In 1939, he got a job at United Press and covered World War II.

While working for UP, Cronkite was offered a job at CBS by Edward R. Murrow – and turned it down. He finally accepted a second offer in 1950, and stepped into the new medium of television.

He became the host of "You Are There" in which key moments of history were recreated by actors. Cronkite was depicted on camera interviewing "Joan of Arc" or "Sigmund Freud." But somehow, he managed to make it believable. From that entertainment series, he went on to be named host of "The Morning Show" on CBS, where he was paired with a partner: a puppet named Charlemagne. In 1961, CBS named him the anchor of the "CBS Evening News" – a 15-minute news summary anchored for several years by Douglas Edwards, thanks to prodding from a socialist activist who edited The Nation.

Just a few years later, his commentaries on the Vietnam War were credited with turning the tide of American opinion against that conflict.

"But Walter was always more than just an anchor," said Barack Obama upon his death. "He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down. This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed."

After leaving his position with CBS, Cronkite's political activism and offbeat ideas had no restraints.

In 1989, Cronkite spoke to a dinner organized by People for the American Way, a group founded by Norman Lear. His candid politics surprised even that audience.

  • "I know liberalism isn't dead in this country," he said. "It simply has, temporarily we hope, lost its voice."
  • "About the Democratic loss in this election ... it was not just a campaign strategy built on a defensive philosophy. It was not just an opposition that conducted one of the most sophisticated and cynical campaigns ever. ... It was the fault of too many who found their voices stilled by subtle ideological intimidation."
  • "We know that unilateral action in Grenada and Tripoli was wrong. We know that Star Wars means uncontrollable escalation of the arms race. We know that the real threat to democracy is half a nation in poverty. ... We know that religious beliefs cannot define patriotism. ... God Almighty, we've got to shout these truths in which we believe from the housetops. Like that scene in the movie 'Network,' we've got to throw open our windows and shout these truths to the streets and the heavens. And I bet we'll find more windows are thrown open to join the chorus than we'd ever dreamed possible."

In 1999, he appeared at the United Nations to accept the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award from the World Federalists Association. He told those assembled, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, that the first step toward achieving a one-world government – his personal dream – is to strengthen the United Nations.

"It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace," he said. "To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order."

In his acceptance speech, Cronkite added, "Pat Robertson has written in a book a few years ago that we should have a world government, but only when the Messiah arrives. He wrote, literally, any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the devil. Well, join me. I'm glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan."

Later, in an interview with the BBC, Cronkite described this new order as something that sounded like a militaristic world dictatorship.

"I wouldn't give up on the U.N. yet," he said. "I think we are realizing that we are going to have to have an international rule of law. We need not only an executive to make international law, but we need the military forces to enforce that law and the judicial system to bring the criminals to justice before they have the opportunity to build military forces that use these horrid weapons that rogue nations and movements can get hold of – germs and atomic weapons."

He spoke openly about the need for America to give up its national sovereignty.

"American people are going to begin to realize they are going to have to yield some sovereignty to an international body to enforce world law, and I think that's going to come to other people as well," he said. "It's a fair distance to get there, but we are not ever going to get there unless we keep trying to push ourselves onto the road."

Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. His book "Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality and Justice" has gained newfound popularity in the wake of November's election. Farah also edits the online intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, in which he utilizes his sources developed over 30 years in the news business.


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And Cronkite's claim that becuase we were losing during the Tet Offensive, the war was lost...nothing further from
the truth could have been said! In fact, for every Ameican lost during the Tet Offensive, 100 of the enemy were lost.

At the Battle of the Ardennes Salient (The Battle of the Bulge), the Allies were losing for the first few days. By Walter's logic, we should have withdrawn all American forces and left Europe to the Germans.

We were losing the first few months of the Pacific Campaign in World War Two - Pearl Harbor, Philippines, Java Sea.
The Battle of the Coral Sea was a tie. It wasn't until Midway that we started winning.
Would Walter have advised giving up in April of 1942 and abandoning the Pacific to the Japanese Empire?
In those days, our "exit strategy" was "unconditional surrender" by the enemy; as opposed to now when our "exit strategy" is "unconditional surrender" by us.
I'm convinced that the only reason World War Two was considered a "good war" was because Hitler invaded the Left's hero-nation, the Soviet Union....

You're probably correct. In fact, the Hollywood commies, who got their marching orders from Stalin, were ordered to not write any scripts critical of Hitler during the Soviet/Nazi non-aggression pact. Much pressure was put on Lillian Hellman (big-time commie) to keep her play Watch on the Rhine from being filmed. When she wrote it, the Russians and Nazis were at each other throats. Once the two countries made nice, the play became an embarrassment.

After Hitler invaded Russia, it became cool again to dis the Nazis.

The day that Cronkite stepped over the line and criticized the Viet Nam war was a watershed moment for which mainstream journalism has yet to recover.

His declaration that the Tet Offensive was a draw when it really was a decisive US victory is as egregious as Dan Rather’s trying to bring down a president with forged documents. The difference is, we didn’t have the conservative blogosphere back then.


“Save the besieged troops at Khe Sanh !!!! “ Screamed the images from Life magazine on down...... ”Besieged” my butt.
The battle for Khe Sanh was your standard run of the mill mouse trap with the cheese being this little forward base seemingly cut off from support.
The NVA thought they had this in the bag and committed thousands of little guys to win world wide bragging rights.
While Cronkite and Life showed the base being rocketed , the bodies on the wire started to pile up.....and the pile kept growing as death fell from the skies and wiped out the attacking waves.
Think of the movie “Zulu” multiply the enemy kia by about a zillion and you get the idea what was really going on over there during that time period.
We had never been able to get enough of the little short guys was the “Khe Sanh cheese” that did it.
I read that rats feeding off the bodies on the wire were returning deeper into N. Vietnam and spreading diseases...I remember bubonic plague was a term mentioned.....
No mother, father, brother, sister or child wants their loved one to be used as bait to draw the enemy out in large numbers, better to present the Alamo image to the you know the my opinion :)
Khe Sanh was one of the truly great military victories....screw Cronkite and Life magazine. If we could have tweetered to the American get the idea.”
I can remember quite clearly the night that my father - a Democrat - watched Walter Cronkite and started to swear in anger over the clear anti-military agenda. After that evening, he'd still go to the local CBS affiliate for the local newscast, but went elsewhere for the national news, even though NBC was considered "second-string" at our house, and ABC was seen as almost hapless.
My father couldn't believe the evening news when he got back from Vietnam. He said it was like listening to somebody that hadn't even been in the same places that he'd been. He hated Cronkite after Tet. I was young and couldn't really get worked up about a news reader. Since then I've seen the cr#p that Rather, Jennings and the rest of the MSM has pulled.
I had 2 brothers, a sister and 2 BiL serve in WWII and was a proud American then I came home from a bad day at work sat down with my bottle of beer in hand when Cranktite panned the Vietnam war. I went into a rage and threw that nearly full bottle at the TV and missed but it went through 2 layers of sheetrock into the garage. I had a friend patch the inside hole and panel that wall but left the one in the garage as a reminder...
I came home form Viet Nam in the spring of 1968. I went to listen to the news and was so infuriated that I seldom could stomach TV let alone the news for years. The country that I had departed was totally different than what was being said. I still do not trust the media. Tet was a surprise attack that was a total victory for the Army. I have totally no respect for lying liberals. John Kerry you are a liar. I did not kill any babies or rape and pillage the landslide.
Lets not forget the allied forces of South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and South Viet Nam as well as the U.S.N., U.S.M.C. & U.S.A.F.
He was selected by leading Marxists to spread their lies and did so for many generations and much to the detriment of America. People like Cronkite are dangerous because they have the center stage and his arrogance and “know-it-all” tone sounds very much like our new President. It has worked for decades and now Barry has picked up the baton.
It is time for America to wake up and stop putting their faith in these phoney patriots, their way leads to the end of America.
Well said. I have noticed the left always talks about “exit strategies”. How about winning? They also always try to paint America and Americans in the worst possible light when we are at war. If I am fair, then I must truthfully admit America has made mistakes. Every nation has. But in the course of history, no nation has given as much of themselves for the benefit of all humankind as America. What kind of world would we now have if in 1941 our leaders asked about “exit strategy”?
But, take a good long look around the world. America is it’s last great hope. We have to fix ourselves - because as bad as things are in America, without a free America - the world looks pretty dark.

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