Friday, June 29, 2012

Tom's Tomahawks.

Tom's Journal.

Come on now, folks!!  Did any of you really think that Justice would be served yesterday with the Supreme Court ruling on 'obama-care ??' Ha!  Whom of any person you know who has a Spirit anointed understanding of the Bible really thinks that things will get better from 2012 -- onward??  Hey... I got to tell you a secret-- the definition of an expert is:  'Someone who knows everything there is to know about ONE SET SUIBJECT.'  That means that most normal folks who investigate, read, study and research a subject long enough can be an expert in that particular field.  Simple.  I humbly consider myself an expert, and a near expert, in several areas, and my peers respect me as such.  I passed a tough Securities Federal exam back in 1995, and felt good about that!  I have studied the Bible for the past 40 years and feel that I have a firm grasp on the Scriptures.  I have been blessed to have other hobbies, skills, trades, etc., in my life time, plus earned a descent living all my life-- through hard [and smart] work.  Thank you, dear Lord, for giving me those 'tools' and opportunities to do SOMETHING good with my short life thus far, or 63 years! 
     But what I am really trying to say on this hot, humid day of super sunshine in the U.P. is that we shouldn't really put much of our trust or hope is human accomplishments-- but to trust in the Lord [Proverbs 3:15] and understand what the BIBLE says will happen, now in June 29th, 2012 and on ward, dear friends.  IF, if things do get a bit better for a while-- don't worry, the very next day they will fail... LOL !  Ha!  Not trying to be a pessimist, but a realist...  that if we have a simple pot of baked beans, some bread and pure water, we should count ourselves BLESSED!!  When my pretty, attractive wife, Terri, gets home from hard work of constantly walking on concrete  floors for 8 hours, I know that she will hug and kiss me, and I will rub her sore feet, and serve her some good food, or what ever else she wants to rejuvinate her tired, hot, exhausted body.  I am a Disabled Vietnam Veteran, a retired Chrysler worker with descent benefits, $$$, etc., and so blessed by God to be Saved-- with the grand knowledge that Jesus paid the price for me-- NOT TO GO TO HELL, but gain everlasting life in heaven, ONLY because I CHOOSE to follow and obey Him.  The Bible tells me so. Any questions:

There are some things I could be doing today, besides having gone to the bank for some cash, out for Chinese lunch, taking care of our two dogs, Frida, and Deuce the Rotty.  But we've both been pushing it to finish the  new deck and fence in the back yard this past few week-- I And I just want to call and email a few friends to see if they are staying cool like I am today.  There are serious, deadly fires out West now, some draught, lack of precipitation, etc., and who knows what our harvest and wheat crop will look like this year.  My motto is:  "Live simple -- live well." 

So now what will happen with obama-care?  Personally, I don't care, because it's all academic and prob won't affect me or mine.  I don't expect to even be on earth that long to find out.  I do VOTE for whom ever adheres to the U.S. Constitution, who seems to be qualified and conservative, pay my taxes, etc., but I am not too concerned about all the clamor [although veruy disappointed about yesterday and the "decission"]-- even as the common man is getting shafted and cheated, ripped off.  God will take care of all that in due time... and maybe sooner. And the possiblity of higher officials being scared, bought off, intimidated, in MY mind, is something not too far fetched these days-- even with the SC !  In other words, NOTHING surprises me anymore.

Warm Regards,
 --- Tom's Tomahawks and target --- below>>

The Coming Kingdom (Part 6)
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 09:37 AM PDT
By Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church Because today's evangelical world believes that the church is experiencing the messianic kingdom, we began a study chronicling what the Bible teaches about the kingdom. This earthly kingdom is anticipated in the office of Theocratic Administrator that was lost in Eden, in the biblical covenants, in the predictions of the Old Testament prophets, and

Monday, June 25, 2012

The New-- Fall of the Roman Empire.

Tom's Journal.

I just wanted to share this good news with muy fellow patriots who still support our U.S. Constitution and fair laws. 

Many folks know that I was a "history buff" since my folks transferred us to a Milwaukee [St. Francis] strict Catholic school on Kinnickenic St., called Sacred Heart, for a few years before they bought the farm in Racine Co.  Once I learned to read well, I was a sponge, soaking up all kinds of books, to where my mother called me a book worm, etc., and made fun of me.  I wasn't trying to show off -- I just loved reading and learning -- with a VIVID imagination!  So, after I read the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire,[and there will soon be ANOTHER 'Roman Empire' thru which the Anti-Christ is said to rise soon-- Beware-- ten in book of Revelation, etc]  -- years later, I drew a parallel  to our own country and noticed the many similarities-- kind of spooky!  It's a well know equation of being in bondage, rising to a pinnacle of wealth, prosperity, then drugs and alcohol, depravity-- leading to down fall.  We also know that the average life span of all cultures/ nations, is about 200 years! So... go figure, friends, we are running out of time, and also in God's 'dirt list'.  Thank the Liberals, goofy, socialist, Dems, especially, and the 'destroyer in the WH' for running us off a cliff !!  We can also thank ourselves for sitting on our hands and not doing the research, and vetting the candidate, who came from no where, with no history or college records !!!  Hello!  Hey,  I made huge mistakes too in the past, and voted for the wrong man, so I bear culpability for ur situation too, shame on me.

But God, the FATHER, forgives in a huge way, IF we repent of our evil ways and TRY to fly straight, with the Bible as our guide, thanks to Salvation from Christ on the Cross.  Friends,  I didn't learn all these things in one day -- but studied many years-and also helped by many books, smart men, etc.along with the power of the Holy Spirit, so...YOU CAN DO IT TOO!  You don't want to miss that last plane, or helicopter, out of here.. do you?  I want a 'sure thing' -- not a 'skin of your teeth' chance type of landing, please.  My heart is too old for all this excitment... Ha! 

The good pastor and his lovely wife stopped over by our home this morning to get to know us better, as we are newly married, etc., and we compared back grounds, likes and dislikes.  Great fellowship!  I gave him a small present, a "tool" only in friendship, one brother to another, freely, with no expectable of favor in the future.   I told him that God has blessed me, and I wanted to just share something valuable in my eyes with him.  Doing stuff like that makes me feel good inside.  We expressed interest in becoming members of that church U.P. here. He said he comes from the South and doesn't care of the cold weather up in the Great Northern tundra... lol.   Actually, I enjoy the beautiful Summers up here very much.  But this Winter-- if it comes for us-- I will make sure that I have some nice, very WARM clothes !!  Woo Woo!  I am shopping for that stuff already.
   And now I will lay in the sun for a while and read a new book about obama... and hope I don't get sick right after I visited the Chinese restaurant.  Terri had to go to work today.  I bought her some milk. 

Warm Regards,

Supreme Court Splits on Arizona Immigration Law

Monday, 25 Jun 2012 10:22 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants on Monday, rejecting the Obama administration's stance that only the U.S. government should enforce immigration laws in the United States.

The nation's highest court, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, unanimously upheld the state law's most controversial aspect, requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop.

But in a split decision, the justices also ruled that the three other challenged provisions went too far in intruding on federal law, including one that makes it a crime for illegal immigrants to work and another that requires them to carry their documents.

"Arizona may have understandable frustrations with the problems caused by illegal immigration ... but the state may not pursue policies that undermine federal law," Justice Kennedy wrote in a 25-page opinion.

Kennedy said the mandatory nature of police checks did not interfere with the federal immigration scheme, and found unpersuasive the Obama administration's argument that this portion of the law must be preempted at this stage.

He said it was improper to block that provision before state courts had an opportunity to review it, and without some showing that its enforcement conflicted with federal immigration law. Kennedy also left open the possibility for future constitutional or other challenges to the law once it goes into effect.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer hailed the decision as a victory for supporters of tough immigration enforcement.

“Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens," Brewer said in written statement. "After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution." SB 1070 is the official name of the Arizona law.

“While we are grateful for this legal victory, today is an opportunity to reflect on our journey and focus upon the true task ahead: the implementation and enforcement of this law in an even-handed manner that lives up to our highest ideals as American citizens. I know the State of Arizona and its law enforcement officers are up to the task. The case for SB 1070 has always been about our support for the rule of law. That means every law, including those against both illegal immigration and racial profiling. Law enforcement will be held accountable should this statute be misused in a fashion that violates an individual’s civil rights."

U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, both of Arizona, also applauded the ruling.

“While we still want to fully review the Supreme Court’s decision, today’s ruling appears to validate a key component of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070," read a statement released by the two senators. "The Arizona law was born out of the state’s frustration with the burdens that illegal immigration and continued drug smuggling impose on its schools, hospitals, criminal justice system and fragile desert environment, and an administration that chooses to set enforcement policies based on a political agenda, not the laws as written by Congress. We will continue our efforts on behalf of the citizens of Arizona to secure our southern border. We believe Arizonans are better served when state and federal officials work as partners to protect our citizens rather than as litigants in a courtroom.”

The decision in part was an election-year setback for President Barack Obama. It went to the heart of a fierce national debate between Democrats and Republicans over the 11.5 million illegal immigrants the U.S. government estimates to be in the country.

Obama has vowed to push for comprehensive immigration legislation if re-elected on November 6. Opinion polls show Hispanics, now equal to 16 percent of all Americans, overwhelmingly support Obama.

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney opposed the administration's challenge to the law.

Arizona, on the southwest border with Mexico, two years ago became the first of half a dozen U.S. states to adopt laws to drive illegal immigrants out. The high court's ruling cleared the way for other states to adopt similar laws.

About 360,000 of the country's illegal immigrants, or 3 percent, reside in Arizona. Most of the state's nearly 2 million Latinos are in the United States legally.

Obama this month announced an important change in federal immigration policy ahead of the election contest Romney, who has taken a tough stance against illegal immigration.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children could be able to avoid deportation and get work permits under the policy change announced by Obama. Most illegal immigrants in the United States are Hispanics.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Syria's Christians Plight.

Tom's Journal.

I only have a few minutes before I have to get dressed for church @ the Iron Mountain, MI.,Family Baptist church, near our house.  They have been especially kind to me and supportive, and so I am thankful to have some place to worship and fellowship.  It's so nice to talk to other people of like Faith, where we have the Bible in common, and people do their best in trying to get their personal lives in accord with the Lord... me included.  My wife has to work today-- so she will miss the meetings, but I will fill her in on what happened, of course.

Believers usually do a little research to learn more about what is happening to our fellow brothers and sisters who follow Christ in hostile lands, like Syria.  LOOK!  What is this administration really doing -- by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood??   But is it really a surprise?  Unfortunately, most Americans will say that THEY have a hard time 'keeping up with high taxes, the 'COST OF LIVING', higher food prices, and the gasoline won't stay low forever, friends...  

But when REAL Christians attend a good bible teaching church, as Terri and I do, we know that our Salvation is close, and try to live with this understanding every day we have left on earth.  It's a 'paradise' for me, personally, either way...  living with a fine, pretty lady like Terri is so joyful and happy -- but I also know that when the Rapture comes-- things will be a million times better for me, and Terri !!  Wow!  I can and do take a load off Terri, in many ways, to make her life more comfortable, with safety nets and income/ health insurance, etc.  I love helping and supporting her any way I can-- teaching and learning.  But, on the other hand, we both understand that 'Heaven is our real home' so we want to have the right prospective, and live responsibly, with BALANCE and prospective.  We can still enjoy lobsters, prime ribs and a little champagne when we can afford it... lol.

I encourage all my personal friends and readers to check me out on FaceBook, or email:

Warm Regards,
Thomas G. Schuckman
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70, retired AMC/ Chrysler worker: 30.5 years, writer, blogger, and wood carver.

Pic:  My dear, past son, Andy, dancing with 'Deuce' - the Rottweiler.  "Life is a Vapor."

turday, June 23, 2012

What to Do About Syria

Joseph FarahBy Joseph Farah WND

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There’s a certain eery consistency to the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
It’s always wrong.
U.S. support for the rebellion in Syria is a sad illustration.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I have always been a staunch critic of Bashar al-Assad and his tyrant father before him. But, in the Middle East, the choice is often between bad and worse. And, predictably, Barack Obama has chosen worse by siding with Islamists over the authoritarian dictator with plenty of faults of his own.
For Americans, our prime concern should be humanitarian in a conflict like this. While Syria is an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel police state, what will inevitably follow the fall of Assad will make the current regime look like a benevolent picture of stability by comparison.
Syrian Christian village

Christian Persecution

Syria is the home of one of the largest Christian populations in the Middle East. That is largely due to the Christian refugee crisis that was brought about due to the turmoil in Iraq since the U.S. intervention there. While Assad is a bad actor, he has been tolerant of religious minorities, including Christians. In fact, Assad, an Alawite, is part of a religious minority himself.
But if the Assad regime falls, it will mean genocide for the Christian community. In fact, the escalating rebellion is already taking its toll on Syrian Christians.
This hits home for me as the descendant of Christians who fled Syria and Lebanon long ago, as Islam gained more and more influence.
The radical Islamists who form the vanguard of this rebellion are forcing Christians to flee their homes as they advance and intensify their fight to topple Assad.
At least 9,000 Christians from the western Syrian city of Qusayr were forced to seek refuge after an ultimatum from a local military chief of the armed opposition, Abdel Salam Harba, reports the Fides news agency.
In the latest outburst of violence, a Christian man was shot dead by a sniper in Qusayr, which neighbors the restive city of Homs.
There have been reports that some mosques in the city have announced from the minarets: “Christians must leave Qusayr within six days.”
Two Catholic priests who fled Qusayr confirmed to the news agency that they heard the ultimatum “with their own ears” repeated from the minarets.
“The situation is unsustainable in the area and exposed to total lawlessness,” Fides sources on the ground say. They also fear that the fate of Christians in Qusayr could soon affect the 10,000 believers who live in other villages in the area.
The areas controlled by the opposition are witnessing the rise of radical forms of Sunni Islam with the extremists not willing to live in peace with the Christians. Many of these gangs and armed groups operate independently of the Free Syrian Army, which officially rejects such kinds of discrimination against minorities.
Two generations of the Assad regime have guaranteed secular rule in Syria, protecting Christians from discrimination and guaranteeing their rights.
Last week, an armed group broke into and desecrated the Greek-Catholic church of St. Elias in Qusayr.
“It is the first time in the ongoing conflict that such an episode has occurred in which sacred symbols are deliberately hit,” a local source told Fides.
Some 2 million Christians make up about 10 percent of the country’s population with most belonging to the denomination of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch.
The chaos and sectarian violence in post-Assad Syria “will be confessional [religious], and war in the name of God is far worse than a political struggle,” Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Yonan warned last October, just seven months into the uprising. “And this is what we fear.”
A similar situation has already unfolded in Iraq, where violence has caused more than one-half of the country’s 1.5 million Christians to flee since the beginning of the American-led invasion in 2003. More than 70 churches have been bombed in Iraq during the past eight years, many by al-Qaida insurgents. One of the most serious incidents took place in October 2010, the so-called Black Sunday Massacre, when terrorists opened fire on a service in Baghdad’s Our Lady of Deliverance Chaldean Catholic Church, killing 53 Assyrian Christians.
After the fall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, about 10,000 Christians have been forced to leave. The trouble is there’s no place for Christians to go in the Middle East. While Jordan is still hospitable, it may also be the next domino to fall to the Muslim Brotherhood revolution sweeping through the region—with the support of the Obama regime.
Is this what Christian America wants to see?
Interventionism in the Middle East is often a bad idea. But it’s worse when the U.S. intervenes on the wrong side.

Related Links
U.S. concerned Israel may launch attacks on Syrian WMD sites • Washington Free Beacon
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Syrian Christians feel vulnerable as country burns • AP
Should America's Syria Strategy Be One of Non-Intervention? • BPB (Bob Maginnis)
Syria Under Siege: A Biblical Commentary of Isaiah 17 • BPB (Bill Salus)