Thursday, May 5, 2016

Catastrophic Events.

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   Are we not happy, joyful and thankful that we KNOW God will soon intervene when Jesus comes back to claim His Believers/ Followers and Saints....  BEFORE the 'Stink hits the Fan !'    Still, I firmly believe that it's still smart to Prepare for a nasty day that could come while we are sleeping in our warm beds....

---- Tommy Schuckman   

13 Catastrophic Events Which Could Soon Lead To An American Apocalypse

Michael Snyder
May 2nd, 2016
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This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
Is the strongest and most powerful nation on the planet headed for an apocalypse which will bring it to its knees?  We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and apocalyptic themes have become very common in books, movies, television shows and video games.  It is almost as if there is an unconscious understanding on a societal level that something very big and very bad is coming, even if the vast majority of the population cannot specifically identify what that is going to be.  Last week, the Global Challenges Foundation released a new report entitled “Global Catastrophic Risks 2016” in which they discussed various apocalyptic events that they believe could wipe out more than 10 percent of the population of our planet, and they warned that these types of events “are more likely than we intuitively think”
Sebastian Farquhar, director at the Global Priorities Project, told the Press Association: “There are some things that are on the horizon, things that probably won’t happen in any one year but could happen, which could completely reshape our world and do so in a really devastating and disastrous way.
“History teaches us that many of these things are more likely than we intuitively think. Many of these risks are changing and growing as technologies change and grow and reshape our world. But there are also things we can do about the risks.”
According to this new report, we are five times more likely to die from the various apocalyptic catastrophes that they analyzed than we are from a car accident.
In this article, I want to discuss some of the most important threats that they analyzed, in addition to adding some of my own to the list.  But first I want to mention that I do not believe that the Global Challenges Foundation is correct to identify climate change as one of the most significant catastrophic threats that humanity is facing.  Our climate has always been changing, and I do believe that we will see wild climate shifts in the years ahead.  However, human activity plays an exceedingly small role in all of this, and there is not very much that we can do to prevent what is going to happen either.  Most of the climate change that we are going to see in our future is going to be as a result of other catastrophes in this list, so I have not included it as a separate item.
With that being said, let’s quickly examine some of the potential threats identified by the Global Challenges Foundation…
In various locations around the globe, there are gigantic supervolcanoes which could dramatically change the course of human history in a single moment by erupting.  In the United States, the Yellowstone supervolcano is becoming increasingly active, and a full-blown eruption could potentially be up to 2,000 times more powerful than the eruption of Mount St. Helens back in 1980.  As I mentioned the other day, major metropolitan areas such as Salt Lake City and Denver would be essentially destroyed, food production in this country would be virtually wiped out, and a “volcanic winter” would cool global temperatures by up to 20 degrees for up to several years.
Asteroids And Comets
This is something that the Obama administration is actually quite concerned about.  During his tenure, NASA has established a “Planetary Defense Coordination Office” that is in charge of tracking giant space rocks, and NASA is working to develop a method to destroy incoming asteroids using nuclear weapons.
Scientists admit that they only know about a small fraction of the near-Earth objects that are actually out there, and we get hit “by surprise” all the time.  If we were to get hit at just the right place by a very large object, like say just off the east coast of the United States, the consequences would almost be too horrible for words.
Today, 39 percent of all Americans live in counties that directly border a shoreline, and most of those people are along the east coast.  According to the University of California at Santa Cruz website, if a huge asteroid did slam into the Atlantic Ocean, it could potentially produce a 400 foot high tsunami that would sweep inland for many, many miles and kill millions upon millions of Americans in the process.
Natural Pandemics
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed approximately 50,000,000 people worldwide, and scientists assure us that it will happen again one day.
Yes, we have come a long way in fighting disease, but as we learned during the recent Ebola outbreak, a really nasty virus can grip the entire world with fear in a very short period of time.
Engineered Pandemics
This is probably even a bigger threat than natural pandemics, because now we have the technology to genetically alter naturally occurring diseases and make them even stronger.
Whether it is on purpose or by accident, it is only a matter of time before a genetically-modified superbug gets released into the general population, and when that day arrives it may make all previous pandemics look like a Sunday picnic.
Artificial Intelligence
Could someday entities that we have created turn on us and start killing us?
Some might refer to this as “the Terminator scenario”, and it is becoming more realistic with each passing day as our technological capabilities continue to increase at an exponential rate.
The human race now has the capability to purposely modify the weather, and this means that we also have the capability to do a tremendous amount of damage.
Have you ever looked up and noticed long white trails criss-crossing the sky?  This is being done on purpose, and when they spray chemicals into our atmosphere it could have some very severe long-term consequences that the authorities may not be anticipating.
Nuclear War
Back during the Cold War, most Americans would have probably named this as the number one catastrophic threat facing America, but these days most people tend to believe that “the Cold War” is over.
So nobody has really objected while the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal has been reduced by about 95 percent, and Barack Obama insists that he would like to reduce it even further.
Meanwhile, both the Russians and the Chinese are rapidly modernizing their nuclear forces, and they both have developed hypersonic glide vehicles that can defeat any missile defense system that the U.S. can put up.
Our relationship with Russia has already gone down the tubes, and our relationship with China is rapidly deteriorating.  In fact, China just rejected a request for the USS John C. Stennis to make a routine port call at Hong Kong.  Most Americans assume that a war with either one of them is impossible, but the truth is that we may find ourselves in a conflict with both of them at the same time eventually.
The catastrophic threats above were ones that were mentioned in the report from the Global Challenges Foundation.  Below are some additional items that I would like to add to the list…
Islamic Terror
It isn’t just ISIS that we need to be concerned about.  Islamic terror is exploding all over the planet, and according to Wikipedia there have already been 95 such attacks globally so far in 2016.
Up until now, they have been killing us with guns and bombs, but what happens when they inevitably get their hands on chemical, biological or nuclear weapons?
Terror attacks using weapons of mass destruction could literally turn our society completely upside down virtually overnight, and it is only a matter of time until this starts happening.
Power Grid Failure
Someday you may wake up and discover that the power grid has totally failed.  Just try to imagine a world without any lights, cell phones, computers, televisions, ATMs, heating and cooling systems, credit card readers, gas pumps, cash registers, refrigerators or hospital equipment.  A massive electromagnetic pulse, either from the sun or as the result of a nuclear blast, could instantly plunge society back into the 1800s.
The EMP Commission spent years studying this, and they told Congress back in 20o8that up to 90 percent of the U.S. population could be dead within one year of such an event due to starvation, disease and the breakdown of society.  So this is a threat that people better start taking seriously.
World War III will not be fought like previous wars, and the Internet is one area where we are particularly vulnerable.  The Chinese, the Russians and the North Koreans have all been working very hard to develop their cyberwarfare capabilities, and I was recently told by someone that has deep connections inside the U.S. intelligence community that our power grid could be taken down with just the push of a button.  That is how easy it would be.
With each passing year, we are all becoming more and more dependent on the Internet.  So what would our lives be like if it was suddenly gone?
That is something to think about.
Economic Collapse
If you want to watch society melt down right in front of your eyes, just take away all of the goodies.  On The Economic Collapse Blog I have written more than a million words about the coming economic problems in this country.  We got a very small taste of what is approaching in 2008 and 2009, and yet most people do not seem to have taken that warning seriously.  Since that time, our long-term economic and financial problems have grown far more dire, and now the early chapters of a new economic crisis are unfolding right in front of our eyes, and yet still most people don’t seem to be alarmed.
If you want to see how devastating an economic collapse can be on a nation, just pick up a history book and start reading about the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Unfortunately, what we are heading for is going to be a whole lot worse than that.
Civil Unrest & Martial Law
As the economy collapses and other things on this list start happening, people are going to be absolutely freaking out.  A whole host of polls and surveys have shown that anger and frustration have been building up to unprecedented levels in this country, and at some point there is going to be a huge explosion.
Desperate people do desperate things, and we got small previews of what is coming in Ferguson and in Baltimore.  Violent crime rates are already rising in our major cities, and many among the elite are getting out while the getting is good.  In fact, 3,000 millionaires left the city of Chicago last year alone.
Of course whenever civil unrest erupts, the government responds by trying to regain control, and eventually things are going to get so bad in this nation that we will start to see martial law imposed in various areas.  We saw a little bit of this in Ferguson and in Baltimore, but that was nothing compared to what we will eventually experience.
Catastrophic Earthquakes
A historic earthquake along the New Madrid fault seismic zone, the Cascadia Subduction zone or any of the major faults in California could affect millions of lives, cause hundreds of billions of dollars in damage, and literally change the geography of our continent.
Personally, I believe that those of us that are fortunate enough to live long enough will witness historic earthquakes in all of those areas, and scientists assure us that all three zones are way overdue for major seismic events.
Even if just one of the catastrophic events that I have discussed above were to take place, it would completely change society.
Unfortunately, I believe that we are entering an era of history in which a “perfect storm” that consists of a confluence of these catastrophic events will shake this nation to the core.
So what do you think?
Do you agree or disagree?
Please feel free to add your voice to the discussion by posting a comment below…

GetPreparedNow-MichaelSnyderBarbaraFixMichael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.
Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream
If you want to know what is coming and what you can do to prepare, read his latest book Get Prepared Now!: Why A Great Crisis Is Coming & How You Can Survive It

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stopping totalitarianism
The Founding Fathers knew that a free nation would only remain free if there was freedom of speech, especially as exercised by the news media. The First Amendment reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The "press" prided itself in being the "Fourth Estate"--that non-governmental branch of the nation holding the government accountable, the watchdog of the people. The watchdog of the people has become a lapdog of the government, but that has changed in recent years.
The cozy relationship between the news media and the socialist left has enjoyed a long honeymoon since those nasty capitalist pigs were brought down by the Watergate burglaries, causing the resignation of President Richard Nixon. For decades the news media became more leftist, increasingly biased, and far more supportive of big government and dismissive of conservative constitutionalism. The lesson they should be learning is that government cannot be trusted and that it is healthy to have an adversarial relationship with politicians and government. Notwithstanding, the "president" himself called the news media a "partner" of his in his recent press banquet speech.
Remember that the Treasury Department's IRS, the nation's foremost totalitarian agency, where a person has to prove his innocence once accused, targeted and harassed those who espoused the founding principles of the nation. Moreover, the IRS lied to Congress in March 2012 denying that it was targeting TEA Party and Patriot groups. Add to this a concerted effort by this government to disarm Americans, partner with America's enemies The Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in its foreign policy endeavors, and artificially supporting the marketplace with tax dollars. Add them all up and you have a totalitarian state progressing at a fast pace.
Those who think that its just OK to allow this country to fall and we will just worship our Lord anyway with whatever comes with it, ought to study what is going on with Christians in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. It is not merely having the IRS knocking at your door asking why your itemized deductions don't add up. We have an Isaiah 59:3 government: "For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue has muttered perverseness."  We as Christians and as Americans should not be an Isaiah 59:4-14 people, "Non call for justice, nor any plead for truth...for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." If we tolerate totalitarianism, we shall have it.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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Hi Friends,
     For my restless soul and heart,   I feel like saying... 'It's about time we all got some positive, encouraging news and tidings !!   Yes,  The Daily Jot really helps to boost my spirits and today is a special day in my humble opinion, with the sun out side so bright and healing !!   Of course it's always nice when a man has some nice, close friends that he can call and talk to, share his thoughts, ideas and feelings.    I am so thankful that the Lord has shown me the way and sent help after all my fervent prayers and supplications.   And it's so hard to just find a lady now days, that won't take all your money and then kick you in the teeth, and out the door.   Perhaps I am just too emotional for a MAN.... Ha!   But I thrive in a good monogamous relationship with a good woman that cares for me and treats me with kindness and respect.   
     I have chosen not to attend the two churches I had been going to, for a while, but now I feel the need of the congregation/ brotherhood/ fellowship, and I think I may go back to the last place I went to.   They actually treated me fair and with kindness.     All they can do is to shoot me.... lol, and I know they won't do that.   I feel better already !   Smile.  So now I got a plan, Sam.

I bought two stand up fans on pedestals at Walmart today,  because I know the Summer will bring some serious heat and I want to be ready and not sweat to death.   I was out in the sun again today, and tomorrow is supposed to be up to about 85 degrees F. on Friday,  so I am ready.    I also need to find a good chair to sit in the sun shine to get an even deep, rich tan.   It's just makes me look better and not so pasty.   And I just feel better.  Take my little radio, or take the bible and read.... [I also have some good, informative books] as it makes me calm, thankful,  and gentle hearted.  

Let me tell you all a little secret,  friends.   I have learned in my life a number of important, wise, things in life,  and one being:   'Don't get TOO ATTACHED to something or someone,  because they can leave you, ignore you,  cheat on you,  desert you, forsake you, and crush your heart !'   As for material things,  they just come and go, and even the best laid plans and safety nets can fail you.   And then you have DEATH.   One of the worst things when you get older is:   finding yourself alone, lonely, on your own, all by yourself, and / or looking back on your life and finding out that it was selfish, empty, it went no where, perhaps you don't have that many friends, and then it's just YOU and GOD.    The biggest disaster in my humble opinion, is to be caught in your old age not even KNOWING THE LORD, or His purpose for you.    The startling truth of the matter is:   Death is nothing more than a door way leading to everlasting, eternal life.....   in one place or the other.   There are only TWO destinations !!  Heaven, or Hell !    And what an ultimate pity for those who never, ever MADE THE TIME to read and study God's Word.   Sorry,  those kind of prideful, 'full of themselves', oinks, will not have a leg to stand on when they go before the Judge and give an account of themselves.... for their whole wasted  life, why they didn't learn about the Salvation thru Christ's blood for all mankind, and how easy it is to gain that Salvation ! !    But it does take some humility, my friends.    God loves the humble heart, and that is where we all must start... with Humility.    We can never "earn our way into heaven."    Offering our so-called, "good deeds" to the Lord is like offering your dirty underwear to the king--- that you have not changed for a year ~!    And that is a fair analysis/  comparison.   
     I have spoken/ written/ posted many articles about Salvation and how we can obtain it,  cited many scriptures to support this Truth, so that we know for sure  we WILL go to heaven when we did,  or get Raptured,  and forever  be with the Lord.   I guess that many of my good readers might be bored stiff by now about that subject matter.   But all through out human history ---for the last 6000 years, God has always given fair warning before He decides to bring ruin on a nation, or the world.   But the majority of people come up with every LAME, STUPID, GOOFY excuse why they refuse to respect and follow the Lord, and make fun of the Bible!    I would truly fear to be in their shoes.   
       Clearly,  I have made so many goofy mistakes in my life, asked forgiveness, cried a river of tears, repented, back-slided, got back up and brushed   off the dirt and 'Soldiered On.'    I am not making any excuses for myself either,  by 'saying I am a sinner -- and that fact justifies my sinful actions' --- setting a poor example.   Yes, I guess I am a weak, frail, individual, and not that good of a Christian--- not always setting the proper example.   But I still love God and want to do His will.   

When I was age 21,  I thought I was invincible, having cheated death in Vietnam for 2 tours, even as a helicopter machine gunner [M-60's], and other stuff.     Much better men than I were killed over there and in other wars, so I wondered why did God protect and save me ~!    God had some purpose, for sure.    I order new KJV Bibles [see:  to get that very fine,  DEFINED KJV BIBLE !],  and bible tracts, that I use when I share the Gospel with strangers, etc.   I also hope that the material in my humble blog has found target.    But now I am age 67 and every day that I get out of bed I already know, will be full of physical pain and discomfort, from brutal heavy work all my life, plus many scary, near death accidents and mishaps, many fractured bones, arthritis, COPD, too much weight,  sleep apnea,  combat PTSD, etc.   Living alone is certainly not easy for me either.  But God has blessed me with enough income to pay all my bills and still invest some of it, too.  PTL.     30.5 years working at AMC/ Chrysler was not exactly a picnic in the grass,  but dangerous and toxic, yet many are jealous of my prized, coveted Chrysler pension and benefits!   Going back to college when I was age 38, learning more welding skills and other subjects, and than starting all over again in a super depressed economy back in 1989, working for slave wages all over WI, and IL, and then moving into the field of Finance and Investments for a while, than getting called back to Chrysler after my wife left me after 22 years of marriage.    She said it was because  I sold our house in the  nice suburbs of Kenosha, WI...... Duh !  How stupid and materialistic can a woman get ??    Just like "Lot's wife in the book of Genesis.....Ha!].   But we all make mistakes under pressure, and I figured we could rent for a while until I started making higher wages some where...... and actually Chrysler DID call me back after those hard 6 years on the street , in May of '95!   But she made her bed.... and life goes on.    I am just saying that most everyone has a sob story of hard luck times.    I may be sitting good now,  but who knows what tomorrow will bring ??   I feel that my best bet is on my relationship with Jesus, the Lord.     I have sleep apnea and some trouble breathing, COPD, so I may not even wake up in the morning!    that's why I always pray before I shut off the lights and lay down.   And then I leave everything in God's capable hands...  one way or another.    I hope that the Holy Spirit will lead me to many more people so I can share my knowledge with them, too.  PTL.

But all of us who are "Believers" are blessed,  because we know that our life on earth is just a temporary state, preparing us for life eternal in Heaven, with the Lord.   Fact:  If YOU don't know for sure that you are going to Heaven,  there is something radically wrong with you, or you have not studied the bible enough ! ! 

Here is my email address again:   

Warm Regards, and Bear Hugs,
Tommy Schuckman  

Some of the pictures I post here are from a few years back,  but I turned grey prematurely,  I think mostly because of sleep deprivation, combat, and just heredity.  


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hope and encouragement
Given the problems created by America's lack of good leadership over the past 10 years, the outlook for our country over the near term is not bright. We look forward to the fall elections as a glimmer of hope. But this single election is not going to solve all the challenges that have taken so long to develop. Leadership has turned away from common sense and it seems that the craziest, anti-God ideas are in full swing to be implemented. This, however, is no time for the weak-hearted or for America's Christians to disengage and throw in the towel. It seems we have been doing that since the 1960s, and it hasn't worked. Christ is the answer to this dark and dying world, and you are his vessel. Think about that.
You have a calling. And much bad doctrine has been taught about this. The Holy Scriptures say in Romans 8:28 "that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." It's not your purpose, but "HIS" purpose. Romans 11:29 says that "the gifts and calling of God are unchangeable." So when people are saying that you have to find your calling, it is really understanding that you are called "not according to our works, but according to his own purpose (2 Timothy 1:9)." Christ is our example. He is the way the truth and the life. He showed us how to engage according to his purpose. It takes courage to conduct Christ's purpose in this world, in this country today.
Psalm 31:24 says, "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD." As Christians, our hope is in the Lord. We are to be ever watching for his return. As Galatians 6:9 says, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." And Jesus promises in Matthew 10:22, "And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved." We, as Christians, are not to stand by and allow evil to advance just because we have read the end of the book and we win. We are to not be overcome with evil, but to overcome evil with good. The Lord says to be of good courage and that his gifts will never change--you are equipped.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." We are reminded that it isn't easy in 2 Corinthians 4:8,9: "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed..." Verse 6 tells us, "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." We should not fear man. Man cannot take our soul. So we need to take heart during these times. Have courage. Put on the full armor of God and speak boldly as we ought to speak. And having done all, stand. 

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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Huge Rise in Gun Sales Among Seniors

Huge Rise in Gun Sales Among Seniors

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A local news report from Saint Lawrence, Pennsylvania shed some light last week on a phenomenon getting very little attention even in the pro-gun blogosphere. While the overall jump in gun sales has been widely reported, few have noticed the extraordinary way these sales have risen among senior citizens. And at a time when the Obama administration is trying to link the Social Security Administration with the FBI’s background check system, this demographic does not deserve to be overlooked.
The report, from 69 News, is anecdotal and specific to eastern Pennsylvania, but it does use a recent claim from the NRA to bolster the argument – that seniors are more interested than ever in arming themselves:
According to the National Rifle Association, there has been a 400 percent increase in the number of senior citizens taking a basic firearms course since 2010. Officials said the primary reason seniors are packing heat is for protection.
“I feel very secure. I know I have a concealed carry permit and I know if I needed to, I could defend myself and my family,” [71-year-old Joan] Eshelman said.
Reporters for 69 News also interviewed officials at Sensibly Armed, a local gun shop, who confirmed that they’d seen a spike in senior customers for the last three years.
Of course, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out what’s happening here. It’s the same as what’s happening across all gun-buying demographics. Under Obama’s failed presidency, Americans are more fearful about the future of this country than they have been in a long time. With economic warning signs on the horizon, civil unrest growing in our nation’s inner cities, and the global spread of Islamic terrorism, we have plenty to be nervous about. Put that together with the left’s constant “gun control” drumbeat, and it’s no wonder that Obama has been credited as one of the best gun salesmen of all time.
This proliferation is a good thing. The more people who buy guns, the less people there are who are afraid of them. More importantly, Democrats lose a little bit of political power in this arena every time a new customer buys a gun. At that moment, their efforts to disarm Americans become personal. If they shouldn’t have the right to ban you from owning one, why should they have the right to ban others?
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There are so many 'ignorant' people out in the world who never sacrificed a minute to do a little digging to find out the correct answer  for things....  but I am not referring to my good friends who have honest questions when they approach me.   In fact,  I do have an expertise in several areas,  but I am ignorant of many other things/ subjects, too.   I like Charles Krauthammer, on Fox News,  because he is so educated and smart, and he is Jewish.  
     People go off 'half cocked' in their complete ignorance and make stupid accusations [even about me] and point to my past mistakes and false steps, and failures.   Yet,  I LEARN FROM MY PAST MISTAKES, so help me, God !   I have always acknowledged that I am a sinner,  but also that the heavenly Father LOVES and PROTECTS me, and has done so all though out my life ! !    PTL  --Praise the Lord !   And I try not to use that case as a pretext for sinning, or excusing my errors,  but I seek to improve myself by heeding the H.S. [Holy Spirit] and letting Him bend and shape my heart.    And are we not super BLESSED that God doesn't throw a bolt of lightning down upon us every time we mess up,  or I would have been fried crisp, like bacon, a long time ago.   

I believe I made a new friend yesterday who said that she likes me, [and she has the same name as my first born daughter] and I hope it turns out and our relationship blossoms.   But I know from experience that two people will always disagree after a while,  but if we both have a common ground of humility and love of Christ,  I hope that things will work.... 'and when one helps another -- both are strong.'   I think she is attractive, but it's her inner kindness and good heart that I love the most.  
         Yet,  I also met some other woman a while back  who had a bad case of 'potty mouth' and she cussed and swore more than a drunken sailor, and so I emailed her saying that "we just were too far apart on too many subjects,  and I was sorry to say that it just wouldn't work out with us."  She also thought and said that Obama was a 'great man who helped America.... and also killed Osama bin Laden...'  duh.... LOL !   That she didn't believe in the Rapture, and certainly didn't know much about the bible, as she said she did.     Well,  of course she got very vindictive and spiteful, and emailed a nasty letter to me, telling me to stay away from her, yet I was the one who just dumped her.....Ha!    Thank God I never traveled to see her in person !!    "Winner win -- and Losers Lose."   Well, that point just proved everything I said about her.   See,  people like that who are so full of themselves, mean spirited, dropping the "F-bomb" with every other sentence, etc., and ignorant will NEVER, ever, be happy or content, because they always see that their glass is only 'half full.'    So I just put her out with the trash, as I do where I live, here in Norway, MI.,  every Monday, so the garbage man can take it away every Tuesday morning.    And the small goofy town here where I live certainly CHARGES me enough every month for that service, [and they still do not have a simple chair at the post office for old, disabled Veterans to sit down and wait for their snail fast service],  but that's OK too.   Smile.   Pretty soon they will charge me for the air I breath and water I drink.   BTW,  California has only ONE YEAR's worth of water left in their underground aquafers, and the people are also leaving that area in droves, besides the cost of living there is so high.   It will be a huge calamity,  I promise.  
       Call ME ignorant and misinformed,  but I think we all will be surprised if America lasts long enough to see the September elections.   I intend to vote, of course,  but I have a sick feeling that who ever gets into office next still will not be able to stop the future Financial/ Economic Melt Down,  dear friends.   I hope I am wrong.

Well,  tomorrow will be HOT  up here, so I intend to buy a fan today at Walmart,  but I also intend to get as much sun on my skin as possible, as Mr. Sun heals my skin and helps me a lot.   PTL    Hey,  I waited all Winter for this good stuff.  

I have a very small refrigerator because I thought I might be moving South soon,  but right now I just cannot afford it.   I need to buy more fresh things to snack on when I get hungry,  so I don't just go to some restaurant and pig out from extreme hunger.   The trouble is,  you have to eat fresh food before it rots.   But if I am not hungry -- I just don't feel like eating.   I am lifting weights in my own house now,  but might check out a new work out place near by.  

Have a great day !

Warm Regards,

For my good friend, Tim P., here is your answer, Tim.  Read.

Why does the Psalmist speak about killing children?

by Matt Slick
"How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones against the rock," (Psalm 137:9).
Critics often bring up this verse as an attack on the validity of the Bible, but does the Bible teach that it is okay to kill children?  The answer, of course, is no it doesn't.  We must ask what the Psalmist was saying and why he was saying it.
The context of Psalm 137 is the Babylonian captivity.  The Psalmist speaks of the captors tormenting the people of God (vv. 1-3), a promise to remember Jerusalem (vv. 5-6), and a curse against the captors (vv. 7-9).
The Psalmist is in exile and had probably witnessed the atrocities committed against his people, babies included.  In the revenge-style that was so common at the time, he wishes the same upon his enemy as a description of their utter destruction.  Nowhere does it say that God approves of the Psalmist’s request or that he fulfilled it.  Just because it is recorded that the Psalmist wrote the imprecation, doesn’t mean it was approved by God.
It is worth noting that the Old Testament records many atrocities.  The fact is that God allowed people their sinful desires, and he worked within their culture even as he does now as he permits all kinds of bad things to happen.  Nevertheless, God introduced what is called the Apoditic Law (Exodus 21:24): an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.  The Apoditic Law was instituted to prevent the increase of blood revenge--a practice where revenge would escalate out of control between two parties.  Since the hearts of the fallen are so wicked and the harsh environment and culture produced difficulties for survival, God has a few options to counter their proclivity towards evil.  He can run roughshod over their free will and force everyone to obey him, or he could wipe them all out (he had already done this with Noah's flood), or he could work within the situation at hand.  In the case of this psalm and its Babylonian captivity context, God chose to work with people and through them instead of violating the freedom he had given them and forcing them to act in a manner that he instructs. Therefore, the Psalmist is expressing his curse against Babylon--a natural response to what his people have already suffered.
Also, the critics need to provide an acceptable, objective moral standard by which they can criticize biblical morality.  It is one thing to complain.  It is another to offer a justification for the validity of the complaint.  By what right and by what objective ethical standard do the critics offer moral condemnation against Biblical morals?  This is a serious question that if not answered by the critics, renders the critics’ complaints moot.  After all, you must first have a standard against which to measure good and bad; and without a standard, no complaints can be legitimately offered.