Facebook

How about Facebook? (FB from here on out)

Wow, what a change in the way things get done since 1948!!! When I was a kid I still had to go through the operator to place a phone call to my Grandma. When I was in Vietnam I used computers which operated our radar and those boxes were larger than an industrial freezer. Try to picture the adaptation those of my age have had to go through up to and including today.

That is why I am posting about FB. I am really not sure of its value for anyone when it comes right down to brass tacks. this is not a criticism. I use it for the pages on it such as the FB page for this site. I have friends and family on there also but would rather have them at our or their homes than talk to them through FB. I don’t think anyone can disagree with that, eh?

I do wonder (call me getting old) about young people though. I wonder how political groups and colleges manage to get into their minds to spread an agenda that is so socialist. I wonder that those who own all this social media are all socialist leaning. Perhaps I am answering my own question? Probably.

Hey, I like FB as much as anyone but I use it more for my own pursuits than to be social. Wondering how you use it. Perhaps you have an entirely new method, using FB, to get things done? Let us know!

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Blogs

I am in the process of building a new blog. This one is more of a “Personal Tour of the Bible.” What sets this apart is the way I am approaching the writing of this blog. It is my own personal journey of reading, time spent doing other things and then coming back, to my near death and my return to the Bible as a part of my healing process. I start at the age of 12 and bring you up to today suing quips, personal experience and notations on the books I put a lot of weight into and other myriad and sundry aspects of a life with nose in the Scripture.

This is not a “watch out, the sky is falling and you better shape up or else” type of blog. It is quite personal and a straight forward look at Old and New Testaments, the authors and meanings of many of the chapters and verses. It is an admission that my favorite book is not a gospel. Rather, it is the Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) book of Isaiah. This book means so much to me as it explains some critical aspects of life which are much overlooked by many.

I have a little bit done in the past few days so take a look and see what you think. As always, I love to hear from you and I will return your message if you would like. Same as here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Merry Christmas To All Who Venture Forth In Life

Once again it is Christmas. It’s a funny thing but, being one who studies the Bible, Jesus said not to honor his birth but, rather, honor his death. His reason was that He was to die for us to have a chance at eternity with Him. Therefore, His birth was insignificant as a celebration for those who followed. As with all I write here, take this as something to research or just cast it aside.

We celebrate Christmas as  holiday for friends and family. It is always a sober celebration in our house. The exchange of gifts is not as important as is the love and warmth and sharing of family. We are minimalists when it comes to gift giving.

During the Vietnam conflict I spent Christmas in combat. Although that was long ago it left in me an importance of the holiday. Christmas at General Quarters aboard ship left little time for happiness or celebration. As with all Christmases I think of those overseas on duty in the military and wish them God Speed and Blessings. The Christian component of Christmas is being erased by those who are atheists and liberal fools. To their own ruin; socially speaking. How’d the election go for your cynical beliefs libs?

Merry Christmas from one who is celebrating his 68th Christmas. My, how things have changed.

 

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Wisdom

What is wisdom?

  • Is it being wise?
  • Is it having enough life experience to ferret out the good from the bad in life?
  • Or, is it something only white-bearded old men who walk along forest trails have which they dispense to short hairy footed beings?

I don’t know about you but the second one I wrote is probably more along the lay-lines of correctness when attempting to open a dialogue on this subject. It is probably correct to assume that it does require life experience to be wise. Probably, more to the point, it also requires one to have “learned” from life experience. I say that because we all know people who have had a ton of life experience but seem to lack the ability to learn from those experiences. So, we need to add one more rule for wisdom

  • Learn from life experience.

The learning part is where this gets interesting. A persons abilities are most often spoken of concerning sports or business acumen. Also, writing is another when it comes to authors who seem to easily take us along on a journey of characters lives in some fantasy or biographical treatise.

The ability to learn from life can usually be boiled down to understanding right from wrong and bending ones efforts along the correct path. The “wrong” is intentionally hurting others while the “right” is doing no harm. A fair amount of us fall somewhere in the middle. Yet, those who get social awareness are those who transcend the boundaries of right and wrong. Sister Teresa and Adolph Hitler are two easy examples. Again, most of us can only aspire to one or the other of the two aforementioned.

War is another learning experience. A person who has been to war has seen firsthand the ugliness of life. For the most part those who have been in that theater of life’s horror are wiser than those who have not. There are no hard and fast rules in any of these I have mentioned.

Scripture is another place to learn wisdom. Although quite unpopular with many the writers of the Scripture were very wise men. One of them wrote that “there is nothing new under the sun.” He was speaking of the human race. Of generals and politicians and governments of men. His wisdom was seeing and understanding that mankind is incapable of change. Technology advances but its use is always easily corrupted by human beings. We see this everyday that we use our computers. Hackers and other reprehensible human beings who use our technology to hurt others. “There is nothing new under the sun.”

What does wisdom offer a wise person?

This is a question that seems to be easy to answer. Peace. That is what a wise person derives from wisdom. Having known a few people that I considered wise I know that peace is not what they were given. Angst is what they were given. Wisdom allows all the veils to be pulled back from action and outcomes of said action. Yet, there is no ear for wisdom. There never has been. Wisdom is relegated to the dust bin of progress both technologically, socially and politically. There was no good reason to ever smash an atom. No good reason to ever have people killed for political gain and no good reason for kings and queens to have all the money and allow the poor to starve. A wise man or two tried to tell all of us that these things were childish. Those men were not listened to by most.

What is wisdom? It is that quiet voice that tells one not to do harm. To let turmoil be caused by another; not you. To look at all people with as much love as you are capable of rendering and to judge no man to better or less than you.

Merry Christmas

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The Ignorance of Safety

Safety. What a sweet word. We all want our children to be safe. We want to be safe and we understand that the people of the entire world want to be safe.

Safety is the most understated condition of our planet. Without safety we would all have died already as would our families, friends and relatives. The fact is, however, that we need people that we pay to keep us safe. There is no getting around this fact. Those people are the armed forces and the police in all their various capacities. the UsA is, arguably, the safest place on the planet and has been for decades. It will remain so only as long as we understand how expensive safety is. Unfortunately, there are many who think of their safety as a right instead of owning up to the thousands who have given their lives to protect the safety of us all.

These are people which I refer to as the “gimme’s.” Gimme what I want without argument. these people are scholars, liberals, extremists and reliers. Reliers are those who can work but do not. Those who rely on the working people to fund their existence. When I say scholars I am not necessarily speaking of academics or singling out higher education. I am speaking of those who would plan the demise or radical change of our democracy. Those who, to support their end game, rewrite history to accommodate their goals of subversion of society. Or, to foster change to a government which, time and again, has been proven to not have the best interests of its people in mind.

One can argue, perhaps in a jaded fashion, that our government has not always had the best interest of our people in mind and I would agree with that. The beauty is that we can change that government every four years. (2 years on the state level). This ability to change our government coupled with its built in checks and balances to greatly hamper a coup of some type has been the foundation of a Republic for over two hundred years. Certainly we have had our ups and downs. That is to be expected if we acknowledge the human element of any institution.

What has our government insured for us? Safety. Foremost of all that we have is safety. Hard fought and through terribly difficult times we have all relied on safety. Unfortunately though, safety has its casualties. Those being people who turn against the nation as it is for their own ignorance of the safety they have. It is almost bromidic to say but safety is the reason that these people have this ability. Ignorance is the shelter they hide in while shouting down the freedoms which they use to tell us how wrong this country is to them. Not just their ignorance. Oh no. The ignorance they teach in the halls of higher education after having sown the seeds in elementary and high schools. It is a disease that they instill in our children. This despite all the strides we have made in recognizing acknowledging the worth of all races, creeds and cultures.

Human traits are rampant in human beings. Such traits as prejudice are outshoots of fear. Easily set a side through conversation but exacerbated by those who prey on those fears. these fears have no color boundaries. All people have fear of those who do not look the same on the outside. One only needs to be truly engaged with many colors with a singular purpose to see how quickly these fears are assuaged. That is the great thing about the military. Despite all of society the military forces each individual to look at others with respect and friendship. Not so on University campuses where the denigration of humanities natural tendencies are warped to be sold in more denigration until any confidence in past steps forward are maligned to have been racist, bigoted or supremacist.

This, then, is the problem. It isn’t you or I. it is the fools on a fools errand of subversion of a country that, though flawed, has made such major changes in its inward thinking and outward extensions of social grace which is being subverted in so perverse a fashion as to call into question each individual who has given their lives over all this countries centuries just for the maintenance our own safety. Furthermore, this subversion and perversion continues and I call on each of us to stop the errant subversion of ourselves by an elite group whose brain is tainted by tincture of cultism and arrogance sans religion.

Don’t take our safety, such a simple word, for granted. Do not be subverted into thinking you are wrong for having a natural fear of others. It is human. It has always been and no government or group will ever change that. You are graced by being an individual. Grow your individuality and do so with helping to bridge the gap of fear with your individuality. It is what I have done. It has worked quite well for me and I am the least original person you would ever want to meet.

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Dumb as a Post?

I suppose I might very well be just as dumb as a post. When I look at politics, especially the Democratic Party ( of which I is one) I am most certainly a post. A post that has stayed put as the sands of progressivism has usurped my party. Progressive is just another word for commie. Ask Woodrow Wilson how that worked out for his progressives. If you follow history you will know that they were so soundly defeated, once America found out what they were doing, that they had to change their name from progressive to, wait for it, LIBERAL!

That worked pretty well for them after most people forgot who they were. Now, the leaders of the Democratic party are liberal progressives and so is Obama. Which, brings me back to dumb as a post.

While the Democratic party became progressive (communist) in the 60’s I remained a Kennedy Democrat. I retained my love of country and learned more about its history. I learned enough to know that the Electoral College was genius. I learned that Democrats not longer deserve a capital “D.” What the deserve is a good, long P and an addition of a capital C. There are few of us left and I have been told by one of them that they can’t wait for my generation to die out so they can do what they want without a conscience nagging at them.

So, this post has remained steady and also served his country in time of war. All the while the sands of the democratic party have blown off the Pacific coast bound for the USSR and Communist China. they can have you buffoons. Go and do what Putin tells you to and good riddance.

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Pretty Damned Strange if you ask me

Clinton’s and Podesta’s email hack disclosed the absolute disparagement that they both have for the American citizen and that includes Democrats. You people were played for fools and she is guilty of really despicable stuff. This phony press we have exposed no truth of this to the citizens. Instead they have doubled down on Trump (of which I am no fan) and now accuse him of being part and parcel of Putin’s loyalists.

It is just another reason that I quit voting party lines after Carter. I saw this coming with the radical set in the 70’s and it has only gotten worse. Obama drew a line in Syria that, if crossed, would have dire consequence. It was crossed and he did nothing. Now we have whole sale slaughter of women and children in Aleppo and Trump is going to inherit this mess of Obama’s.

Folks, it’s time to wise up. If you’re a Democrat you need to take a step back and reconsider your political preferences. I am no fan of the Republicans but I am also quite sure that the Democratic party is broken in two. It has gone too far left and it is seeing its own demise. Like or hate Trump the Putin/Russian thing had nothing t do with the vote count. That is already proved. What the election showed was that the majority of people who are not on the elitist coast regions of this country. You know, the people that Democrats hate. Those people are done with democrats and I am going to guess with some certainty that an awful lot of them are going to switch parties after all is said and done from this election.

Time to wise up folks and take stock of your American sensibilities.

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