Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Stumbling block for the Beast?

Tom's Journal.

As far as I am concerned, this makes all the sense in the world! Woo Woo! I thought that there was 'something missing in the equation...' If the Anti-Christ is coming from a small European country or has control of the EU, that could just be the lynch pin to kick off the "Game." I am very excited now-- even as we Americans are so cowardly [or stupid] as to let obama and the Dims steal ALL our Freedoms. Surely there are other Americans out there who have the guts to stand up, fight, vote and challenge the 'leadership' to do the right moral thing. Instead, obama tells the Gay convention today that he will continue to fight for THEM and sign pro-Gay laws soon!! I'm sick.... Talk about Sodom and Gomorrah...

I just bought two fine books from Barns and Noble: FREEDOM FROM FEAR -- by Neil T. Anderson and Rich Miller. And the book, HEAVEN -- by Randy Alcorn. I am reading one while my wife reads the other. I have learned a few good points already from the 'Fear' book that is pure logic from the Scriptures. I highly recommend this book for those of us with past and present challenges with PTSD, panic attacks, phobias, and high anxiety. It is easy to read too.

It was a sunny but cool day in WI but we both decided to lay low and rest up. The air temp right now is: 31 degrees F. ! I got a feeling that Winter is right around the corner and it will be very cold and snowy here in the upper Mid West.

I am thinking that next in the world scene, America will have a huge cash money/ credit bubble burst with our dollar reduced in value BIG TIME, and then that circumstance [which I believe was purposely maneuvered and man made by obama and his bums...] will precipitate a terrible "CHOICE" where the Gov't will offer us a 'deal' that will enslave us forever. Everything is 'according to Hoyle' and most real Christians are tuned in and in the Know expecting this to happen. And I am reading a book like, FREEDOM FROM FEAR.... lol. I guess that many of us are pretty tired of waiting on the Lord Jesus Christ to slam His Hammer down and crush our enemies -- but 'His Will be done'-- not ours. If, in deed, there are thousands of conversions from Islam right now to the pure worship of the God in the Bible, everything [obviously] is happening for a reason. And go figure that people like ME ONLY KNEW THE LORD a few years ago and I would have been in hell for sure if God decided to end things ten years ago. I ponder this often, and am so thankful. We have to consider that God is so merciful that He must get all his children into the fold before the fire works start. Praise the Lord!
I also figure that most of us will be poor $$$ in the end too because of world conditions and the devil led nations and "leaders." Some of us older, disabled ones may die sooner because of messed up "obama-care"... lol, but I figure in my case, that will be just fine. I have had a very full, productive life, and have endeavored to serve my Master by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide with the written word, mouth, and my on-line Journal. God will use me as He sees fit.

My dear wife was taking a shower while I was watching TV or reading in the front room and she slipped and fell and broke a rib, she thinks. I told her many times to wear the whistle around her neck to summon me in any emergency, and keep her cell phone with her at all times! Last Sunday she was sick and I just could not leave her alone so we both stayed home from church. I wish she would take me seriously when I try to help her protect herself. I am only looking out for HER welfare. That gives me more worry and upset stomach. I don't mind be her care taker-- but I feel like a baby sitter always reminding her to turn off the oven, don't trip, don't fall down, ask me for assistance/ help getting things, use her cane and oxygen, etc, etc, etc. Any suggestions? I don't expect things to ever get better-- so I am resigned to just grin and bare it... for that is my lot in life and my duty as a husband.
I ask for your prayers.
Thank you.


A Stumbling Block for the Beast?

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:02 AM PDT

By Michael G. MickeyThe significance of Ireland's recent signing of the EU's Lisbon Treaty continues to be a top story in terms of prophetic significance, potentially paving the way for the creation of two powerful new positions in the revived Roman empire of bible prophecy, the positions of president (formally titled the President of the European Council) and EU Foreign Minister (formally titled

Meet the Soetoros.

Tom's Journal.

I just want some friendly, civil, courteous comments and pleasant discussion about the following subject, please.
Thank you, friends and readers.

Subject: Meet the Soetoro's
Meet the Soetoros
Left to Right:

Lolo Soetoro, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro,baby Maya Soetoro, and 9 year old Barry Soetoro

This registration document, made available on  Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi   school   in    Jakarta,   Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo   Soetoro.

This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007 , by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta , Indonesia ,

shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro..
Name: Barry Soetoro

Religion : ..... Islam
Nationality: ....... Indonesian

How did little INDONESIAN, Barry Soetoro, (A.K.A. Barack Obama ) get around the issue of nationality to become president?

Someone who tells lies is a L __ __ r?


In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group

"Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama 's college transcripts
from Occidental College .

Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro ,

received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school.

The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought
by the group in the Superior Court of
California .

The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a
fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.

To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.

This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.

Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US
citizenship, this is looking pretty grim.

The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about
Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as president.

When reached for comment in London , where he has been in meetings with British Prime
Minister Gordon Brown , Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue.

Britain 's Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned,"
leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit
to the

In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced

that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as
President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of
New Jersey .

This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president.

Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualifications to
serve as president.

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of

Obama's campaign spending.

This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.

Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still on-going but that the final report will be provided to the

U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder .
Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.



Would you expect any less from "messiah" obama?

Tom's Journal.

Can they get away with this?

Subject: Cap & Trade Bill Surprise

Interesting stuff.

We're all so wrapped up and concerned about the machinations in Congress over Health Care reform we may have lost sight of an impending tax load that is truly frightening. The so-called "Cap and Trade" bill. And it includes a scenario which will control (at your cost) your ability to sell your home. It's scary.

H.R. 2454, the "Cap & Trade" bill passed recently by the House of Representatives, (1,428 pages long and probably read by only a few in the House) if also passed by the Senate, will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced. The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four will be $6,800 per year. No one is excluded. However, once the lower classes feel the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure these voters get a tax refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new cost. Thus, you Mr. and Mrs. Middle Class America will have to pay even more since additional tax dollars will be needed to bail out everyone else.

But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has many more surprises in it.

Probably the worst one is this: A year from now you won't be able to sell your house.

Yes, you read that right. The caveat is (there always is a caveat) that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes ("mobile homes") are included.

In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.

To get this permission, you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured. Then the government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be forced to make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act to comply with the new energy and water efficiency requirements. Then you will have to get your home measured again and get a license (called a "label" in the Act) that must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency rating is; sort of like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your refrigerator or air conditioner. If you don't get a high enough rating, you can't sell. And, the EPA administrator is authorized to raise the standards every year, even above the automatic energy efficiency increases built into the Act.

The EPA administrator, appointed by the President, will run the Cap & Trade program (AKA the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009") and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations and standards he alone determines to be in the government's best interest. Requirements are set low initially so the bill will pass Congress; then the Administrator can set much tougher new standards every year. The Act itself contains annual required increases in energy efficiency for private and commercial residences and buildings. However, the EPA administrator can set higher standards at any time.

Sect. 202 Building Retrofit Program mandates a national retrofit program to increase the energy efficiency of all existing homes across America. Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. You had better sell soon, because the standards will be raised each year and will be really hard (i.e., ex$pen$ive) to meet in a few years. Oh, goody! The Act allows the government to give you a grant of several thousand dollars to comply with the retrofit program requirements if you meet certain energy efficiency levels. But, wait, the State can set additional requirements on who qualifies to receive the grants. You should expect requirements such as "can't have an income of more than $50K per year", "home selling price can't be more than $125K", or anything else to target the upper middle class (and that's YOU) and prevent them from qualifying for the grants. Most of us won't get a dime and will have to pay the entire cost of the retrofit out of our own pockets. More transfer of wealth, more "change you can believe in."

Sect. 204 Building Energy Performance Labeling Program establishes a labeling program that for each individual residence will identify the achieved energy efficiency performance for "at least 90 percent of the residential market within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act." This means that within 5 years 90% of all residential homes in the U.S. must be measured and labeled. The EPA administrator will get $50M each year to enforce the labeling program. The Secretary of the Department of Energy will get an additional $20M each year to help enforce the labeling program. Some of this money will, of course, be spent on coming up with tougher standards each year. Oh, the label will be like a license for your car. You will be required to post the label in a conspicuous location in your home and will not be allowed to sell your home without having this label. And, just like your car license, you will probably be required to get a new label every so often - maybe every year. But, the government estimates the cost of measuring the energy efficiency of your home should only cost about $200 each time. Remember what they said about the auto smog inspections when they first started: that in California it would only cost $15. That was when the program started. Now the cost is about $50 for the inspection and certificate; a 333% increase. Expect the same from the home labeling program.

Sect. 304 Greater Energy Efficiency in Building Codes establishes new energy efficiency guidelines for the National Building Code and mandates at 304(d) that 1 year after enactment of this Act, all state and local jurisdictions must adopt the National Building Code energy efficiency provisions or must obtain a certification from the federal government that their state and/or local codes have been brought into full compliance with the National Building Code energy efficiency standards.

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From a buddy in Oz.

Tom's Journal.

New zealand Vietnam vets website.
Bob "Bomber" Gibson
Australian Vietnam Veteran.
Rifleman D&E Platoon 1 ATF
1967 - Oct 1968 TET .

Welcome to the newsletter, September 2009


Long Tan

On 18 August 1968 D Company of 6RAR encountered a combined NVA and VC force estimated at 1500-2000 strong in the Long Tan rubber plantation five kilometres east of Nui Dat. Read about New Zealand involvement in the ensuing battle here:

Tet Offensive

Early in the morning of 31 January 1968 NVA and VC forces attacked around a hundred towns and cities in South Vietnam, breaking the Tet ceasefire that had been called to celebrate the lunar New Year. Read about the impact of the Tet Offensive on the New Zealand forces in Vietnam here:

Vietnam film

Bruce Knight arrived in Vietnam with Victor 5 Company in May 1970. Over the next year he recorded some of his experiences on Super 8 film. Watch extracts of this film footage here:

Dinah Lee

Dinah Lee, New Zealand's original Entertainer of the Year became a star on both sides of the Tasman during the 1960s. During the Vietnam War she made two trips to entertain troops in South Vietnam. Listen to Dinah talk about her experiences here:


§ Andy Mokaraka and Lester Anderson at Tribute 08 – submitted by AMOKS

§ Down by the water – submitted by geistkrankheit

§ Nguyen Kao Ky in NZ – submitted by Joe Tate

§ Rugby match at Ba Ria – video courtesy of Marie J. Roberts