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I've a wagon load of opinions on nearly every subject and I seem to gather enough steam occasionally to instigate a debate if the subject stirs me.

I have super-low tolerance for stupidity, child, senior and animal abusers, smelly old men who come on to any female and last but certainly not least, Criminal Politicians. *Smirk*

I am a Christian, NOT perfected by any stretch.

Come on in, read, agree, disagree or just shake your head, I welcome your thoughts, all peoples, all nations, always. *Bigsmile*



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July 11, 2009 at 4:19pm
July 11, 2009 at 4:19pm
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Barack Obama is in Accra, Ghana on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa since becoming US president. Photo by: AFP at the Kotoka International Airport
Ghana's President John Atta-Mills.

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Ghana was chosen because of its democratic track record and Mr Obama is expected to use the trip to promote good governance across the continent.


Changing subjects . . .

I talk to my friend Steven almost every day and yesterday morning's conversation made me know that he had read this blahhhg, MUCH TO MY SURPRISE *Exclaim* I had been suggesting it all along, but as the Ladies know, men go the sound of their own drummer and that doesn't always include pleasing us. (**and the Ladies sang, A A M E N**) *Bigsmile*

So then I brought up the ugly part, mainly because he didn't and he suggested that we talk about that when I'm ready. Hmmm . . . (***Exclaim* AND many layers of *Confused* **) I said, "I'm ready now." in a calm tone. See, that was something we had never even gotten close to in our multi-skinned conversations for three years!

Then he most politely and graciously reminded me of the time, his work day starts at 2:00pm. I conceded and explained I wouldn't want to confine my monologue to any window of time, anyway. *Check3* He had anticipated me, *Delight* so it will come to pass another time.

So I am pleased beyond measure that he is curious enough now *Smirk* to see what I'm up to verbally *Wink*. He's quite the verbal uh, . . .. not combatant, that's too strong, adversary, . . no that's still too strong. Hmpf, no need to label his verbal vegetation, he makes me laugh, he listens when I need to vent and I am reminded of the fact, I am a woman. A shaky *Thumbsup*.



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I must confess that I admire men who are brave enough to say unpopular things that are hard to hear, but do so in such a manner that you have to respect them.

Thank the Lord, I've been blessed with that just recently and I thank him very much. A little diplomacy goes a long way, my friend *Exclaim*

"The power of life and death are in the tongue" - Proverbs 18:21



Lifting our brothers and sisters UP *Delight* - we've all had enough thumb-or-fist smashers in our time. R I G H T ? and the readers say A M E N ! *Bigsmile* Victory in Jesus, Billy Graham is on in my tv background. I have finally figured out his voice description. A prolific fruit producer for the Lord. My former deceased mother-in-law adored Billy Graham and God bless him that he still lives. *Heart*

England's settlements on the east coast are a matter of history. The Queen's English combined with the dialects of the day, over a period of a coupla' centuries plus or minus a decade or two and we get sinna', for sinner, whatevah, anotha' for another, killa's, paypa, for paper, summa' for summer. Such a rich, reflective voice which he had those celestial registers fine-tuned, into Heaven's Messenger Service, Director: The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, the loyal and dedicated Billy Graham. *Heart*

As I recall no smut was ever found on Billy Graham, and I'm sure THEY tried hard. None on Mitt Romney either.

He counseled five American President's. That's some record. *Delight*

and he knows he's going to heaven.

1. Repent - change way of living, can't be done without Him.

2. Receive Christ by faith - don't understand it all but, you have total confidence in Him

3. Obey, follow and serve Him.

That's what Billy Graham says you have to do to receive Jesus in your life. Now "Just As I Am" is being sung in Sacramento, California and the throngs make their way to the podium. God is sooo Good. *Heart*

Have a memorable weekend what's left of it, and eat well, tease with correct music-boxes and forgive quickly, 'cause when you do, God's gonna' sneak up behind you one day and wallop you with sumthin' good. *Delight*


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Abba, we exalt Your Creations, Your Majesty and Might
We are forever in Your Care and Your protective sight
Abba, we praise and worship Your Name, Your Knowledge and Power
Excites us to recommit to You, yes Lord, this hour.




July 10, 2009 at 8:48am
July 10, 2009 at 8:48am
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Haven't seen any news all day, so I don't have a clue as to what's happening globally.


I know these apartments are slowly losing their residents while the owners are sprucing up everything. Ike did a lot of damage, but they've been dragging their feet since two years ago when they were first notified by the City of Houston.

The Manager's Office had 12 bright orange violation stickers on the front door, when potential residents come to view the unit, they are slammed in the face with the vibrant violations, why take up any more time? I wouldn't even look at one if I went up to the apartment manager's office door and saw all that.

They are working daily due to a window of time that it has to be complied by.

Looking better and quieter as well.

My tummy is at it and I know why, I ate too fast, not chewing long enough and it happens every time, you'd think I would have learned what happens when I don't abide by the proper breaking down of what I eat

However, when I've gone longer than I should without eating that real ancient thing of withholding food when I was in the adoption program comes straight to the top and I gulp like there won't be any more. *Frown* That's a confession yall. James 5:16 tells us to confess our sins to one another

That's pathetic to say, but it doesn't change the truth of it. Food was wielded as a punishment/reward deal and that lead to indefensible, appalling, psychological games or head games that would disgust you to tears. Sick bastards. *Angry* So many children withdraw, go inside themselves, become timid, much too fearful, quick to please and anticipate if able. Little servants.

Other children react outwardly, " talking back ", maybe even using profanity (**I didn't in their earshot, but I did in private a lot**) drawing the ire and ilk of any adult, didn't matter. Some abused kids will abuse other kids, usually younger and physically smaller. Manipulative, outwardly mocking adult behavior. Showing adults their hypocrisy . . . and that never went over well! *Smirk* *Bigsmile*

If I can just get to 18, we all thought that day would never come for us. 18 will change everything and it will all be okay, better, good and away from the folks.

Of course we are sooo far away from that time in chronological years now, and we have done 180's on many things, hopefully *Smile* And yet some things imprinted on young, malleable brains never leave us, always lurking behind the curtains or closet door.


One of these few days left I will use a whole entry to talk about Denial - What it Stole from Me. A parting gift to YOU, if you will, something I will ask Our Lord to loan me a HolyGhostwriter, the best kind, to give me utterance, or rather, my experience in written form. *Heart*



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July 9, 2009 at 1:40pm
July 9, 2009 at 1:40pm
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My little fish has Angelina Jolie lips *Smile*



Just a look at heaven, heaven is what I wish to see,
rapture me there to join you all, glorifying Thee.
Jesus riding a white stallion will bring us victory
keeping His promises of love for humanity.


My little bit of poetry this afternoon. *Bigsmile*


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Sonia Sotomayor, how can she be confirmed after the sitting Supreme Court over ruled a decision that she was on the panel of? How can they *Question* She met Al Franken today, I know that was a thrill for her. *Rolleyes*



I'm playing hooky tonight from the Bible study. I have too much to do and it's for His Glory, so I'm okay with it, truly.

I haven't asked Tom for $50 to extend my membership, I just can't do that with all he's already doing so I guess I'll enjoy the time and space I have for as long as I can.*Wink* It's been a real experience in many ways. The human experience is always better than fiction simply because Hollywood cannot mimick/act/present real life as well as real life. It isn't always worth capturing the image. (** who wishes their life to be recorded anyway? "Not I," said the little blue man* and *Bigsmile* Anybody KNOW THAT SONG?
" I LUUUVVV Y O U," said the little blue man and scared me right out of my wits.**)


Okay, maybe not - well readers, since I have 6 days remaining, I shall REALLY CUT LOOSE! *Laugh* AND *Laugh* AND *Laugh*

H A L L E L U J A H *Exclaim*
Praise the Holy Name for His Name IS Above ALL others.


** and as soon as we truly believe that, I mean really believe it, Satan is DEFEATED, for it IS He that is greater in me (**AND Y O U *Heart***) than he who is in the world.

You ARE a D O N E Deal! He died that you might have that by His blood, His sacrifice, His grace and love.

And that is worth celebrating! When things happen that couldn't in the natural, you know it CAN by His hand. For He is supernatural. You KNOW in your KNOWER that it is HE who hears you, protects you, advances you. He anoints your head with the best words to convey the subject matter you choose to write about or you are totally submitted to His Holy Spirit direction. (**ahem . . . *cough,cough* no readers, I am not the latter**) *Blush*
I think Miss simply_complex IS. *Delight*

I have enjoyed sooo much the anonymity of Writing.Com and the freedom to be myself with little to no pain. The pain I did experience initially has been prayed about and thrown into the sea of forgetfulness, to remember no more. Praise His power to cleanse us. The fungi of negativity will not take hold of the root in the garden of my thoughts. Not only that, that old mess gives us wrinkles! *Wink*

This place is much too grand and its purpose far too noble for such words to fly back and forth between members. I want to rise above the common responses, the common attitude, and the common lack of courtesy that a few have demonstrated.

I work hard, play hard and love hard, what's hard about that *Question*

*Laugh* That was a rhetorical question. *Pthb*

I'm torn about my upcoming blahhhg anniversary July 13th, should I share the hit count? Three months now and if I do, I think it should be the last time. God forbid that I appear to be bragging about it.

I am only pleasantly surprised that so many read and manage to withhold any comment. (**sigh**)



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July 8, 2009 at 6:53pm
July 8, 2009 at 6:53pm
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annina'S second language is English and she's very shy about writing in English. She has a more confident desire to write in her native langauge, which I'm sure is Spanish, or a derivative thereof *Check*.

I learned a few years ago that Portuguese people speak a dialect or a mixture of Spanish with a sprinkle of French here and there. Hispanic influence comes from the entire Central America and South America and Western Europe. Then the islands are such an ethnic trade winds mixture of *Cool*, unique individuals.

Thought you might go say hello to her in her blog:
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, she was one month old yesterday, so she's still a newbie and could use a coupla' strokes. *Bigsmile*


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Something to ponder for the spiritually inquisitive. I presented this question to our Wednesday morning Bible Study teacher, Bro. Malone and he said a lot of words and kindly music-ed them, however I could not discern what he meant. He is such a lovely, much older gentleman, I could not press him, just out of respect. I didn't want to appear adversarial.

But the question, complete with preface was this: I (maybe you as well) have been taught that once you die, your spirit leaves your body and your body has become a mere shell of yourself. For the spirit has departed. Okay. My body dies and my spirit lives. Got it.

Now there's verse in Scripture that says;
16. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with a voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first.

17. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

18. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1st Thessalonians 4:16-18



So when that comes to pass, does our spirit re-enter our risen body, or is what comes up from the grave our " glorified body "? And if it's a glorified body did our spirit just automatically re-enter it? Does that part confuse anybody else?

Verse 17 says the ones alive at the Second Coming shall be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. These people don't have to die?

But there is Scripture that says it's appointed unto all men that they must die. Elijah didn't die, did he? He was transported in a chariot of fire. Someone I know has suggested that Elijah was transported in time and he will indeed die brfore he can enter heaven in his glorified body.

Heavy duty material yall.


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Tonight on Sean Hannity's show, was the Iranian-French filmmaker, Cyrus Nowrasteh, that I first mentioned in "Invalid Entry. He was a guest on Hannity and they showed a clip of this barbaric bullshit! The woman who was framed, was buried up to her chest with arms buried as well, so no defense was possible from the stones being hurled by her husband, her own sons and her FATHER! It was mortifying! Women's groups EVERYWHERE should be raising hell about this anti-woman mind-set in these Islamic states. Her husband grew tired of her and conspired with her father to do away with her *Exclaim*

It was secretly taped and a copy made. When it found Mr. Nowrasteh, he decided to expose the ancient practice within the male-dominated society and prayerfully give hope to the women of Islamic oppression.

The Stoning of Soraya M. It's sure to blow our USA females mind!


Have some research to do and calls to make and snail mail to write - Have health, harmony and heaven in your home! *Delight*



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July 7, 2009 at 1:38pm
July 7, 2009 at 1:38pm
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DISCLOSURE: My son, whom I have encouraged to write from a little guy, asked me to put a piece if his on Writing.Com.

I knew immediately that there would be objectionable words throughout it and told him that there is a definite Rating System in place here,also it would HAVE TO HAVE THE MAXIMUM rating of XGC. He liked that. *Frown*

I don't condone the use of the language contained therein so please enter at your own risk - and if you can get past the garbage there is in it ONE line I really like.

So I'll have to work on him *Laugh* Sure!
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Michael Jackson had the most elaborate, logistically complicated, most expensive memorial service that surpasses dignitaries and former presidents, on par with Princess Diana. *Cry*

How can California afford to pay for this extravaganza? Why are they paying for it???

At this moment Mariah Carey is singing, I'll be There. So sad. And I'm losing it. Now Queen Latifah is speaking. This is a mega-event.



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I had to stop this and watch the entire thing and I cried more than I wanted to. Sometimes when we are sad for others we're reminded by certain songs, who we were with, who we loved, who we loved more when hearing or sharing that time. It can flood our emotional sensors and the touching words and songs, Mariah was superb, a kid from Britian was a surprise, Stevie Wonder's song was original, Lionel Ritchie, Marlon singing Michael's favorite song, I cried when Brooke Shields told her stories.



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He was a kid, a tragic little boy. I didn't know that he had moved out of Neverland, couldn't live there after the charges were made against him of molesting those boys. Only Michael and Jehovah God knows if he did or didn't. God will judge him, not I.

As I heard the songs and sang along, knowing all the words. . . . I was reminded of a monumental day in my life when We Are the World was played. It was the featured song at Tom and my wedding reception at the Loyal Order of the Moose.

When I heard that song today, I cried and cried and remembered the love that was in the chapel of the church that day, the reception banquet, and in the music boxes of all who came and blessed our union. Michael's message, we humans are the world, so stop wasting time, stop being mean and ugly to one another, and get busy loving and forgiving and healing and being productive.


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It was a moving, emotional tribute. At the very end, on the stage were the family, with his daughter. Paris said a few words and burst into tears, Aunt Janet was there for her to press into.*Cry* Then I really started streaming silent tears. No racking boo-hooing, just pure streams.

Crying cleanses toxins from our system, kinda' like our perspiration glands also rid the body of toxins. So I am glad I took the time to listen, watch, absorb the music and the man.




July 6, 2009 at 2:26pm
July 6, 2009 at 2:26pm
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" Air McNair " born on Valentine's Day 1973, beloved NFL football player, 13 seasons and community worker, generous donor of his money and time with the kids has been murdered. Found in the early hours of the 4th of July. So sad and tragic. He was not the flamboyant type like some players are. He was busy and quiet, married with 4 sons.

Evidently separated from his wife of twelve years. He's been recently in the company of a much younger woman who served (a waitress) him and his family at a place he owned. Was the younger woman jealous because he wasn't going to divorce his wife like he told her? Drugs? Maybe he told her it was over? The girlfriend was pulled over this past Thursday I believe it was, for DUI and he took a cab home. She, on the other hand, went downtown. It was reported that he and she both were named on the documents for the Cadillac Escalade.

Steve took two shots to his chest and two to the head. The horror of it all. She had one to her head. Murder/suicide? Tom said the force of the firing would throw the weapon from her hand, therefore it would not be under her, liked has been reported. Does staged M/S sound possible? Yea . . . uh! Tom said women don't normally shoot themselves in the head because of vanity issues, I see the logic there *Thumbsup*

Tom said women, if they choose to use a gun, will be to their *Heart*, aren't we the romantics even in suicide? The largest % of women choose overdosing with pills. Like going to sleep and never waking up, sounds utterly painless. **sigh**



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The heat is climbing here and it won't reach its high until 3 or 4pm, it's only 1:45pm now. Tom just finished three loads of laundry, the small washateria is NOT air-conditioned. So now he's in the shower. As soon as he hits the door with it, I jump up and start spreading it out and snapping and folding. *Smile*

My terrifying Nanny could snap linen and make her linen closet a sight to behold. I like mine the same way. I snap my stuff pretty good and when Cody messes it up, I get on the warpath. There's no sense in wrecking the entire stack just to get a certain color. *Rolleyes* If he were stealth he would get the one he wants in such a manner as to make it look as if it was taken from the top.


Baracky in Russia today, I bet the Secret Service is on super-alert. I would be watching his food handlers, people acting like they want to shake hands with the Prez might want to harm him. I don't like him but I sure as hell don't want anyone to hurt him. The thought of Joe "Bumbles" Biden as the President of the United States is beyond my ability to comprehend.

This morning I was looking at more 4th of July images on the net, I saw the First Family on the WH balcony and it was stated that it was Malia's 11th birthday. Born on the 4th of July, how *Cool*. The girls are cute and don't have a want in the world. *Check4*

I had to try the Writer's Cramp again.

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Look at the non-winner *Rolleyes* you can click;
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If you had a question for a contest host/hostess after a decision was made, (not about their choice) would you expect an answer *Question* Does a simple question turn Judges against you *Question* Should you just withhold the question, because by merely asking it, it appears like sour grapes *Question*

Surely you have an opinion, maybe it's even happened to you. I'm gonna' have to have a contest and rule the roost, COCKLE-DOODLE-DO! *Laugh*


Yall have a productive day, writing, sharing your expertise, loving someone that's hard to love, and remembering at some point today, where your talents come from.



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July 5, 2009 at 12:10pm
July 5, 2009 at 12:10pm
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Prophetic Trends & Headline News C&Ped from Prophecy News Watch Newsletter & all emphasis are mine. *Smile*



Remember the Ark of the Covenant to be unveiled Friday, July 3rd, 2009, ???

Ark of the Covenant Story Update - HERE IT IS *Exclaim*


The leader of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church today backed off on a much-anticipated announcement about the Ark of the Covenant -- the ancient container holding the Ten Commandment -- which he claims to have seen. But no other evidence or, indeed, even any announcement, was made public today when word had been expected. Ark hunters and Bible enthusiasts have been buzzing for two days on the report from the Italian news agency Adnkronos that Patriarch Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this week, said, "Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the tablets of the law that God delivered to Moses and the center of searches and studies for centuries." He had suggested the possibility the artifact might be viewable in a planned museum.




Where is America in Bible Prophecy?

'Obama' Think-Tank: Israel Should Cede Jerusalem Sovereignty

A think tank which is arguably the most influential in Washington is proposing an “interim” neutral administration to govern Jerusalem instead of Israel. *Question*

The Center for American Progress (CAP), headquartered just three blocks from the White House in Washington, is regarded as one of the most influential think tanks in the city, if not the most influential. “CAP has been an incubator for liberal thought and helped build the Democratic party platform that triumphed in the 2008 campaign,” according to a Bloomberg.com report, which noted that some of the group's recommendations were adopted by Obama while he was still president-elect.

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Four weeks ago, CAP held a panel discussion based on the premise that the Old City of Jerusalem is the main impediment in finding a solution to the Israel-Arab problem in the Holy Land. Michael Bell, a former Canadian Ambassador to Jordan, Egypt and Israel, presented a plan entitled the Jerusalem Old City Initiative. The plan does not call for the internationalization of Jerusalem -- but is not far off from that.

It recommends that both Israel and a future state of Palestine appoint a third-party administrator that would run and police the city. Do you really see that happening? The hawks of Israel will NEVER allow that to come to pass, never.



NAFTA Superhighway Returns From The Dead

The Trans-Texas Corridor, part of the NAFTA Superhighway projected to link the United States with Canada and Mexico as an integral cog of the North American Union, is back on the agenda. The open plan to merge the US with Mexico and Canada and create a Pan-American Union networked by a NAFTA Superhighway has long been a Globalist brainchild, but fierce opposition to the plan from activists across the country has stalled the plan at least temporarily. Some people are very tenacious about this deal NOT going through



Obama hopes to persuade all Americans to accept homosexuality *Smirk*

President Barack Obama says that while he's dedicated to expanding homosexual rights, many Americans still cling to what he calls "worn arguments and old attitudes." I think God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, something tells me He ain't gonna' change His mind about it, . . . what He will do in a heartbeat is forgive the behavior and wipe the slate clean, to remember no more. That's the Good News!

At a White House celebration of Gay Pride Month, Obama said he hopes to persuade all Americans to accept homosexuality. ""There are good and decent people in this country who don't yet fully embrace their gay brothers and sisters -- not yet," said the president. "That's why I've spoken about these issues -- not just in front of you -- but in front of unlikely audiences, in front of African-American church members." I embrace the person, not the practices.



Check out the below *Down* *Exclaim*

In possible signal to Iran, Israel sends subs through Suez Canal After a long hiatus, the Israeli Navy has returned to sailing through the Suez Canal, recently sending one of its advanced Dolphin-class submarines through the waterway to participate in naval maneuvers off the Eilat coast in the Red Sea. IDF sources said the decision to allow navy vessels to sail through the canal was made recently and was a definite "change of policy" within the service.




'U.S. can't get Arabs to commit to normal Israel ties'

The U.S. administration has not been successful in securing commitments from Arab countries to take steps toward normalizing relations with Israel, a senior source in Jerusalem said Wednesday. The source said U.S. President Barack Obama's recent meeting with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia did not produce a commitment to encourage the other Arab states to begin normalization. That won't happen until the Lord returns *Delight*



Israel Prepares F-15 Jets for Long Range Attack

The Israel Air Force’s F-15 fleet is undergoing an upgrade, with systems that make it better equipped for complex long distance attack scenarios. The systems are being installed in both the F-15 and the F-15I. The upgrade includes an advanced Israeli armament that operates like a smart bomb. “The system is unique in that it is able to plan the bombing in an accurate way by identifying the target from above,” a knowledgeable source in the IAF explained. “After the identification, the system carries out guidance to the target and only then is impact made.”



A Revived Roman Empire? Did yall know this was going on - on the World Stage?

Setback for Tony Blair's ambition to be president of Europe (***Question***)

Tony Blair's ambition to become Europe's first president have been set back by stiffening opposition from Sweden and Spain, the two countries chairing the EU for the next year. Senior officials in Stockholm, which assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the EU today, said they feared a President Blair would be a divisive figure, triggering friction between small and large European countries, and added that José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish prime minister, was even more strongly opposed to Blair securing the post and usurping Madrid's running of the union next year.

The decision to appoint a new sitting European president, for a maximum of five years, is to be taken before the end of the year if Ireland votes yes in October in a referendum on the Lisbon treaty streamlining the way the EU is run and also creating the new post.



The Gog/Magog War

Russia Is Back on the Warpath

With President Barack Obama's trip to Moscow on Monday, you might expect Russia to avoid stirring up any trouble. Yet the Russian media are now abuzz with speculation about a new war in Georgia, and some Western analysts are voicing similar concerns. The idea seems insane. Nonetheless, the risk is real. One danger sign is persistent talk of so-called Georgian aggression against the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which Russia recognized as independent states after the war last August.

Russia is currently engaged in large-scale military exercises in Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and adjacent regions. Russia has also kicked out international observers from the area. Here we go again, this time Russia. *Shock* The expulsion of neutral observers seems odd if Russia is worried about Georgian aggression. But it makes sense if Russia is planning an attack.

What would the Kremlin gain? A crushing victory in Georgia would depose the hated Mr. Saakashvili, give Russia control of vital transit routes for additional energy resources that could weaken its hold on the European oil and gas markets, humiliate the U.S., and distract Russians from their economic woes.

Mr. Piontkovsky also believes the war drive comes from Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is anxious to reassert himself as supreme leader.




Turkey losing interest in EU - Now following 'pro-Arab Islamist' foreign policy.

After years of being refused entry into the European Union, Turkey is losing interest and is looking eastward where it has many friends. And it is seeking to reassert the influence it once held in traditionally Turkic countries, according to a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. Formally, Ankara remains committed to joining the EU, but the idea of joining has lost much of its appeal after years of rejection and additional European demands to repeatedly prove that it is worthy.

Turkey, however, has made efforts to develop better relations with Arab states and such other countries as Russia, Syria and Iraq – and even Armenia, a traditional foe." In addition, Turkey is looking to re-establish its historical influence in the Turkic countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.




Apostate Christianity

Episcopal Leaders Prepare for Homosexuality Debates Unfortunately the clery will be referred to as hatemongers, inciters of hate and all manner of bad names. Hmmm, . . . that's not what the Bible says about homosexuality.

Episcopal Church leaders are scheduled to meet in a private session next week with the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion. Members of the Episcopal House of Deputies are expected to address homosexuality issues and how LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) members are involved in The Episcopal Church during the meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, according to the Episcopal News Service.



The Rise of Islam

Obama speech inspires mass Quran distribution - CAIR plans to give 'holy texts' to 100,000 local, state leaders.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations intends to launch a nationwide campaign to distribute copies of the Islamic Quran to 100,000 local, state and national leaders, a campaign the organization's public relations department claims was inspired by President Obama's speech to Muslims earlier this month.




Film exposes dark underbelly of Shariah law

Opening in select theaters today, "The Stoning of Soraya M." is a movie based on a true story, depicting how women behind the Muslim curtain are victimized by corrupt forces wielding Shariah law to justify and cover their tyranny.

WND interviewed Stephen McEveety, maker of cutting-edge films such as "An American Carol" and "The Passion of the Christ" and producer of "The Stoning of Soraya M."

"When we started this movie, I had no idea that it would be as relevant as it has become today, on the date we're releasing the film," McEveety said. "Now, with the elections turning out the way they did in Iran, it's particularly interesting because it gives an insight into the way politics can corrupt a society. "This movie puts you right there in Iran," McEveety continued. "It's real, it's honest, it's truthful and you get a very good indication of what parts of society are like in that country."

The film, based on the true account reported by an French-Iranian journalist who went undercover to reveal Soraya's story, focuses on two women: Soraya, whose philandering husband disposes of her by manipulating the law into having her stoned for adultery; and Zahra, who pleads with the journalist to escape the village and tell Soraya's story to the world.




America soon to crumble to 'The Third Jihad'?

Can the United States of America as we know it crumble from within in just a few short years *Question* The stunning possibility is more than just a dream to some enemies of the greatest nation on Earth. It is a fast-becoming probability. "We all know about terrorism. This is the war you don't know about," declares "The Third Jihad," an eye-opening movie now available on DVD.

The movie, the newest offering from the producers of the captivating documentary film "Obsession," explores the existence of radical Islam in America and the emerging risk that this "homegrown jihad" poses to national security, western liberties and the American way of life. I must see this movie, the Jihadists are hoping we don't believe it can happen, they ARE COUNTING ON IT *Exclaim*



Increase in Knowledge/New Technologies

RFID could be in all cell phones by 2010

All cell phones will come packed with an RFID chip by next summer — giving your phone the possibility of also becoming the keys to your car or house. That was the prediction of Ericsson's vice-president of systems architecture, Håkan Djuphammar, speaking at the company's Business Innovation Forum in Stockholm on Tuesday.




The Rise Of Paganism

Look out, here come the pagans. It's late May in central London and a man dressed as a tree, a witch in a velvet robe and a woman pretending to be a raven with a long black beak are dancing through the streets of Holborn, with several hundred others, moving to the rhythm of a dozen loud drums. They could wake the god of thunder with their noise but it's OK, the people at the back with the broadswords and shields are followers of Thor. This is a parade to celebrate pagan pride, and it would be wise not to get in the way.

"We are moving into a new time," says the leader, brandishing a huge set of antlers. "We are becoming more accepted. Paganism is reasserting itself." It can reassert all it wants, there is only One King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and One Anointed Christ. The pagans are treading water, . . . shame.



Other Events To Watch

Restoring Babylon? U.S., Iraqi experts developing plan to preserve Babylon.

The remains of what was once the greatest city in the world occupy a vast site on the bank of the Euphrates River. Their roots go back 3,800 years to when the city of Babylon was the heart of a Mesopotamian empire, and the remnants include great slabs of stone that are said to be the remains of King Nebuchadnezzar’s castle.

A giant stone lion guards one end of the fortifications, but the most stunning remnants were removed by European archaeologists in the early 20th century.




Every time I think of the times we are living in, I think of Hal Lindsay's remark, "We are living in exciting times." And indeed we ARE.




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July 4, 2009 at 2:37pm
July 4, 2009 at 2:37pm
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http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Independence-Day-Kris-Larson-left-and-Peter-Lopes-...

The above link is the longest running 4th of July celebration in the USA
from Bristol, Rhode Island. 224 YEARS *Exclaim*


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July 3, 2009 at 9:42am
July 3, 2009 at 9:42am
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Take a peek at what's coming to the Second Amendment in stealthmode. This poop is gonna' hit the poop-fan. *Thumbsdown*

Just mouse over the Content Headers and you'll get a drop down menu of what's there. Chock FULL of solid information for the gun owners of America.


http://gunowners.org/



My Sarah, Governor of Alaska, will remain in that office until the EOM. She wants to swear in the Lt. Governor herself. I heard her hastily arranged press conference. I also heard her say she has her reasons which had been in the works a while. She wants to go where she can be more of a force for Alaskans and Americans. She feels her continued time in the office causes distractions that the State of Alaska can ill afford. As she said , "wasted state dollars and wasted time", she cannot be effective in that role. But she can outside the office of Governor. She's on to something. *Delight*

She mentioned our troops, her Trig . . . who needs her. She loves Alaska and wants to go in another direction for it and American. Interjecting a thought here, as Carl Cameron on Fox said, she has a young family, a child with special needs and taken on some harsh criticisms from her own party, plus of course the Dems. I asked about North Korea's projectiles, Tom says will be shot down before they make landfall, so there should be no fear of them getting in bound to where she lives.

A large percentage of her and her staff's time is spent defending their press releases and appearances, inquiries, people like Vanity Fair and the like.

I admire her. I agree with a lot of her ideas, I like the fact she cleaned up her own party, the Republicans! what is not to admire about that brave stand? Alaskans love the fact that they all receive a piece of the bounty of the land - they were not overlooked like other congressional districts are continually.

I admire her dedication to her family, right or wrong, (her daughter's unwed pregnancy) and her response to Letterman's puke and bile. Todd should have gone up there to the studio and asked him to apologize to him, her husband, then given him a big John Wayne right cross. *Bigsmile*


Then she has a wow factor going for her. She's 44, slim and trim, looking sharp and smart in the appearances with John McCain on the campaign trail. She's a media blitz everywhere she goes, because people gravitate toward her. Why? Some because she's a 5-time Mom and they identify with her role as working mother. Some see her as a true public servant, with solid work ethic throughout her tenures. (**I wish she could stay until the end of this gubernatorial term**) She resonates with women, maybe not all women, probably not women of the alternate lifestyle, and probably not the entire GBLT, Gay, bi-sexual, lesbian, transgendered bunch which is less than 2.5% of the voting public.

Okay . . . I'm off the Sarah Soapbox *Bigsmile*


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Do you think parents that have a reptile (constrictor or not) in their home AND a two-year old toddler should skate on her death? I don't. I cannot conceive of allowing such a situation to exist. I understand the beast got out, BUT that possibility should have ALERTED their parental sensors the day she was born. Shame on 'em. That little girl's safety was their responsibility and they failed miserably. *Frown*




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Where's that Marine? I heard a report on FOX that he walked off the base with three Afghanis. I guess it wouldn't be prudent to talk about how they are looking for him. His buddies over there are gung-ho to get him back, you know they are. I hope it's not an AWOL story. That would be a morale dragger for our GIs. We all know someone over there, or that's deploying soon. Prayer is the best protection I can offer anyone, and praying for those troops is sweet time spent. *Heart*



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Having a few folks over, icing down watermelons and Bud tonight, potato salad done in a gallon ice cream container, Tom's World Famous Baked Beans, BAR-B-Q brisket, fajitas and Hebrew National hotdogs! (**have you ever tried one? They are the best! Expensive, but worth it**) Deviled eggs, cabbage slaw and carrot and raisin salad. Tom will have some beer for a change, he'll bitch a little while and then unscrew a top and join in. *Thumbsup*

I like wine. But two wine glasses and that's my limit. Meds I'm on won't allow it, otherwise I'd be off into it heavier, so I'm okay with the status quo. *Smile* Tom gets real chatty when he's downed about a 3-pack. Otherwise his words are few and far in between.


Found a gallon of milk for 1.99 today at Walgreen's, I snatched it, it's already half gone. Milk, the nectar of the teenager. I like it too, for homemade milkshakes, cereal snacks and with a healthy squirt of Hershey's syrup, mmm . . .


Gotta work on two contest items before hittin' the hay.


Yall eat well and drink plenty of WATER, wear your shades while driving and near water reflection, swim, wear plenty of sunblock, don't drink and drive and tell your lover/friend/husband/wife how special they are to you. Or better than that, SHOW them how special they are to you. *Heart*

Make someone laugh, cry happy tears, or show them the freedom of knowing Jesus. You'll be blessed that you did. *Heart*


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July 2, 2009 at 2:16pm
July 2, 2009 at 2:16pm
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Sanford getting to the rock bottom now? Needing to publicly purge to his wife's humiliation? I believe all the extras could be done privately with his wife and pastor/preacher/priest/minister whatever and spare the children the depth of their father's sins. Those four beautiful sons he shares with Jenny Sanford need emotional protection.

See her statement from my "Invalid Entry which links you to it. It's in P I N K and easy to find. *Delight*

This woman is staying in the marriage for her children's sake and I admire her dedication to her vows. She knows the impact it's having on her boys but not its complete personal depth for each child and she wants to protect them as she's able. Those boys are being lifted up for His protection and provision. *Heart* Mark must have been going through the male version of menopause.

To trash his wife AND sons AND HIS PARENTS with this legacy is heart-breaking as other public officials are found out also. LIKE MY NANNY USED TO SAY (**she's the one that terrified us all**) "Your sins will find you out Missy, your SINS WILL WILL FIND you OUT!" as she glared at each of us til we had to break the stare. **shudder, tremble and bite my lip** she was possessed with a darkness when wielding a peach tree switch, I can still see in my mind's eye . . .



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The below link for those of you who have an interest in old sneaky Putin and how he is a power game player in the whole scope of things that start marinating oh, about right now and then be popped on the international/global grill for all to get a whiff of and see, providing journalists are allowed in to document. KNOWWHATIMEAN,BUTTER-BEAN???


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090702/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_ap_interview


Al Franken, as Senator Franken is no joke. I hope he brings to the office some respectability and integrity that Minnesotans deserve. I did not care for him as a comedian/entertainer, nor did I care for Jesse "The Body" Ventura. (***Left* Steven has read three books by this guy - they seem to have a lot in common besides a bald head**)


I don't seem to have enough time in my day now, sometimes that's a blessing. I'm usually okay with deadlines but when I take on too many, "Oh, I can crank that out for you in a coupla' days," its just desserts. That'll learn me! *Laugh*

Cali-fornia is writing IOUs to their workers. *Rolleyes*

Mitt Romney former Governor of Massachusetts is considering another run for the WH in 2012. They CANNOT FIND ANY DIRT on this squeaky clean man of honor and of the Mormon faith. He's sure easy on the eyes. Yeah, I could look at him for four years. *Blush* Envy his wife, they have five sons I think.

Anyway, I don't think Obama is gonna' have a, midget team's chance with the Globetrotters, of winning a second term. Yeah YOU read it HERE FIRST *Laugh*



I wonder, if you should come across anything good, image wise, with fireworks and a ferris wheel or an explosion link it to me PLEEEZE - The 4th of July is Saturday and I wish to decorate. The only thing I have to barter in return is some in-depth poetry reviews - let me know.


Start preparing for your celebration NOW - and have a camera nearby, so you don't miss anything. If imbibing and traveling, appoint a designated driver, making sure you get back here!



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July 1, 2009 at 9:09am
July 1, 2009 at 9:09am
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I forgot to unlock my entry. (**SM: heavy preoccupation**)

I was gonna' start out with a joke about the President with three prostitutes, a blonde, a brunette and a redhead but after reading it, the second time, I didn't think it was funny at all. Come in my email this morning imported from Nevada.

He sends me what's sent to him and some he occasionally makes personal notes that I, especially me, will really like. Then when I open them they are derogatory of the South, Southerners, all the way to the historically rich Virginia. Floridians are not disparaged as much, but my home state of Georgia is a big target. Tennessee had their heroes joked about as moonshiners and dumb-ass farmers that could not conceive a military campaign, even if Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie held their hand all the way.

But those patriotic Minute Men, who came straight from the hearts of proud Tennesseeans, were part of the strategies in shaping and defining the Great State of Texas. (**slap me somebody! slidin' down an armadillo track *Blush***) *Delight* Where was I? *Confused* Anyway . . . Steven expects some wordplay about it, but not before he tries extracting an extreme monologue from me. *Pthb* to Steven.

I oblige him sometime, 'cause it do make me sing, "I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR . . . *Delight* His pastel arrogance does get on the edge of my acceptability fence and I draw a verbal line with my own vocal inflections. *Thumbsup* *Cool*

MORE Georgia History? Lester Maddox, a bat-wielding racist, former restaurant owner-turned candidate for office, President Jimmy Carter, Plains, Ga., peanuts, Billy Beer (Jimmy's brother Billy), quite the master of hops. Mother Lillian, Jimmy's mom and poor little Amy Carter. Rosalyn Carter the only one I liked in the whole administration and she was not as forceful as she had opportunity and audience to be. *Thumbsdown* What an embarrassment Carter's presidency was to the State of Georgia! Not to mention his current meddling in the Middle East talk-fests and his denunciation of Israel. Tsk! Tsk!

Pain inflicted in Georgia. Too much, too deeply ingrained and held onto for too many years. I blocked it, pushed it aside, refused to think about it as a way of self-protection. Everything that was put on the back burner of my mind, eventually pushed its way to the forefront, forcing me to deal with it to its conclusion. **sigh** Years of DENIAL *Shock*

So needless to say, I do not enjoy the emails or relate to them as he so stereotypically thinks I might simply because I was born and reared in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reflecting to when I came to Houston, May 1975, I was a puppy then . . . 24, but had some solid office experience for two years under my belt buckle. With a real Southern Belle mentor to guide me, explain every facet of their business, that she was Secretary-Treasurer to with husband and President Rex and his partner, vice president James.

I learned it all. I was Receptionist, manual Accounts Receivable, manual Payroll for four small companies with a combined staff of 30-50 employees depending on the jobs contracted. After a year, she allowed me to "pay the bills", reconcile the bank account and make the deposits. When I started posting the General Ledger I expected a token raise. She handled the delinquent accounts. When I first heard her on the phone, there was born in me the desire to be half as good as she was at getting the old money in. I listened to her psychology, her tone of voice, and I was in awe of her.

Rex's company put in the original conveyor system for the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. *Bigsmile*

Armadillo trail abruptly ends. My son is up now, already late for work, that he's just received a promotion for and a .50 an hour increase. The cussing I'm told "will come to pass" and will stay there, in the past tense. I want that sooner than later.

I finished the Book of Daniel and was surprised when I came to the end of only 12 Chapters. I think I had avoided it from confusion with Isaiah and the verses there that flew over my head. So I developed a mental block that thankfully I overcame these past two weeks. *Delight* Daniel knew and supported the Hebrew teenagers Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. (Those were not the boys Hebrew names, but given by Ashpenaz)

Some scholars believe that all four were eunuchs, due to the special relationship Daniel had with the Chief of the Eunuchs, Ashpenaz. Daniel 1:3. The three teenagers defied the worship of a golden image and how they were saved is good for our teenagers to hear today, pre-teens as well.



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Found another short story contest:
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#1559894 by Not Available.
, so I have a bigger window of time for this one. Deadlines 7/26/09. Plus I have some corrections to make on my 2nd Writer's Cramp entry. *Delight*


Notice all fish are stealthmode, we know they are under the water but we cannot see them unless they breach or we go in their environment, which AIN'T LIKELY TO HAPPEN for this gurl. *Yawn*

The little puffy-lipped fish sig below, along with 7 others (**all for 2200 Gps**) came from Leger~ 'S SIG SHOP - It's great, shopping cart format. Automatically deducts your shopping total from your Gp Bank. Go see her @


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So I too must do other things that are MUSTS and bid you adieu readers, hoping your day is helpful, memorable and forgiving. *Heart*



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June 30, 2009 at 4:21pm
June 30, 2009 at 4:21pm
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For those of you who prefer writing formed poetry, you might find the following link of some value to you. I know I'll use it when in writing competitions. Some people in various parts of the world say words differently however this site is supposed to settle all arguments.

Could come in handy!

http://www.wordscount.info/hw/syllable.jsp


Got a little lazy here today, but I've inserted comments. *Delight*

Christian Worldview/Issues: The following are excerpts that I C&Ped from my email named Prophecy News Watch, that I trimmed down some, too long.

Bible's 'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled? - Ethiopian patriarch tells pope he will show artifact to world.

The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday July 3rd, 2009 the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world's most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennium, according to the Italian news agency Adnkronos.

Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this week, told the news agency, "Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the tablets of the law that God delivered to Moses and the center of searches and studies for centuries."

You can Vote: the Ethiopian Ark of the Covenant is about to be uncovered. Vote Yes if you think its the real Ark or No, if you don't. Then you can see the total vote so far. *Bigsmile* Yeah, I've already voted. *Thumbsup*



http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/poll.html



Israel - God's Timepiece

Who will authorize the rebuilding of the Third Temple - The Islamic Mahdi, The Sanhedrin or A Prophet? GOOD QUESTION! I was told by the Baptist that all has been done for Jesus to come back. There remains this question about the temple construction. *Confused*

A new Jewish interfaith initiative launched last week argues building the Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem would not necessitate the destruction of the Dome of the Rock. "God's Holy Mountain Vision" project hopes to defuse religious strife by showing that Jews' end-of-days vision could harmoniously accommodate Islam's present architectural hegemony on the Temple Mount. Yeah, right . . . sure, I see that happening, *Rolleyes*



Israel to purchase F-35 stealth fighter jet - one of the most advanced fighter jets in the world. AWWW RIGHT! *Cool*BEANS!

A deal is close to completion for the purchase of the F-35 stealth fighter jet after the Defense Ministry and the Pentagon recently reached understandings on a number of IAF demands to integrate Israeli technology into the plane. Also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the F-35 will be one of the most advanced fighter jets in the world.


Apostate Christianity


Outreach gone wrong - free beer to men who attend church

A senior bishop has backed the move, which is part of a Church of England initiative to put a Christian emphasis on the annual celebration of fatherhood. Concerns over the lack of men attending services year-round has led clergy to offer a range of incentives today, including free beer, bacon rolls and chocolate bars. The plan to distribute ale has upset groups working to tackle alchohol abuse, but the Rt Rev John Inge, the Bishop of Worcester, said that it could help churches to attract more men.*Shock* Can you believe that?



The Rise of Islam

Germany Has 1 Million More Muslims than Previously Thought: The figure had previously been estimated at between 3.1 million and 3.4 million. One of the study's most surprising findings is that Germany is home to more Muslims than was previously believed. The researchers concluded that between 3.8 million and 4.3 million Muslims live in the country.



Increase in Knowledge/New Technologies

A robot displaying human emotion has been unveiled Kobian, a "humanoid" robot, which can express seven human emotions, has been unveiled by researchers at Waseda University in Japan. The Emotional Humanoid Robot can express seven different feelings, including delight, surprise, sadness and dislike. In addition to assuming different poses to match the mood, Kobian uses motors in its face to move its lips, eyelids and eyebrows into various positions.


Welcome to the nation's most closely watched small city!

Lancaster, Pa. -- This historic town, where America's founding fathers plotted during the Revolution and Milton Hershey later crafted his first chocolates, now boasts another distinction. It may become the nation's most closely watched small city. Some 165 closed-circuit TV cameras soon will provide live, round-the-clock scrutiny of nearly every street, park and other public space used by the 55,000 residents and the town's many tourists.

That's more outdoor cameras than are used by many major cities, including San Francisco and Boston. Unlike anywhere else, cash-strapped Lancaster outsourced its surveillance to a private nonprofit group that hires civilians to tilt, pan and zoom the cameras -- and to call police if they spot suspicious activity. No government agency is directly involved. GEE! What a concept!



Fury as Apple allows teenagers to buy porn for their iPhones

Family campaigners are furious over a new Apple application which allows teenagers to access softcore pornography via the popular iPhone.




Churches prepare in case gun violence shows up at the altar

One Sunday in March, a man strode down the aisle of the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., pulled out a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and fired at the pastor. But the next three rounds hit Winters, killing him.

A man knelt before a cross at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove and killed himself with a gun.

This month, Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas physician who performed late-term abortions, was shot to death in the foyer of his Wichita church by an anti-abortion protester.


Violence in churches is on the rise, experts say.



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June 29, 2009 at 11:51am
June 29, 2009 at 11:51am
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The following was C&Ped from Kenzie 'S Blog;

Dated 06/17/09 ~ Her last entry ~

Someone asked the other day how they could keep track of me if I forget to update my blog here. Here's one way:



http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977713979


Kenzie is getting tons of comments on her "gather" blog. One day she had over 100 comments. She seems to be really happy at the above address. I miss her here, but she's only a click away. *Delight*


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From the daily GB email I receive:

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/26808/?ck=1

Common Sense - Jacko

Glenn finds -- the much talked about fact that Jackson owns the rights to the Beatles catalog. The real story is, why would they sell those rights? Glenn explains the answer. Snopes has the full story behind the purchase. ( Transcript, Insiders Audio)

Sotomayor decision overturned: The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the CT firefighters, reversing the decision made by Sotomayor. PRAYER IS POWERFUL Expect more of these empathetic type rulings if and when Sotomayor is confirmed. This turnover of her ruling should be her coup de grace, right? STORY

TV tonight: Glenn looks deeper into the Climate Change bill -- because really, who could read the 1500 pages of legalese before the vote? Who do they think they are fooling?
Surely they don't still believe that WE BELIEVE THEM, DO THEY? *Angry*



I have received the most in-depth, friendly, encouraging, helpful, knowledgeable review I have EVER gotten since I've been here, which is 90 days on the 4th of July, how *Cool*

She's a blue case and she went over my Writer's Cramp entry like a pro editor. The beauty was I could see all she was telling me. She made all her points crystal clear in a professional manner. *Bigsmile*

Her approach was thoughtful to my dignity, the budding author. I bet she gives of herself like she did with me, to EVERYONE she reviews, I think it's just the way she rolls! I am so full of gratitude for her thoughtfulness. She is the embodiment of the Golden Rule;

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


Look up Golden Rule in the dictionary and you'll find her picture! *Heart* As soon as I get some Gps, I'm gonna' buy her something. *Delight*


Don't get all funny when I scream:

I LOVE THIS WOMAN - YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE *Heart*


My week has been made for me, on the first day, hey . . . I'm GOOD *Smile*


Adios ~

June 28, 2009 at 10:29am
June 28, 2009 at 10:29am
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The following is an excerpt from Kenzie 'S item "Inside and Out, *Left* click to read in its entirety.

When did graying hair become a liability? In days past, we gleaned wisdom from our elders. Now we tuck them away in retirement villages and nursing homes. We grow weary at the repetition of their stories. But those stories probably hold the secrets, the keys, to what has gone wrong in the world around us. Our ears are deaf; we refuse to hear the wisdom within their words.

Much has been said about when and how our world became so selfish. There are many who believe that when reading the Bible and morning prayers were taken from our schools, that our world started to crumble.

I think taking those things from our classrooms did begin our downward spiral. But there were other things that attributed to the fact that we look down upon those around us, no matter their color or size or age.



Yes, my friend, there are other things that coincided with school prayer that made its disappearance rather insignificant in the whole scheme of things. Outrage aside, well meaning people who do nothing but throw out words, know that those very words are HALF the equation.

Number Uno definition of change is; a VERB! It's an action word (and a noun) so community organizers
COME ON DOWN *Exclaim*


as Bob Barker used to sing out. *Laugh*




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For The Gloved One, to Michael Jackson, the Best Pop Entertainer over decades of Time. He will stay alive and swaying in the rhythms of Americans who grew up with him and loved him through all the accusations and mysteries that came with his gifts of music, dance and theater.

May you receive His tender Mercy.


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Almost lunchtime for some of you, maybe you are or have been to church this morning, I went to church at my bedroom window and then my bedroom chair to read some in Daniel.

Almost 10:30am here in Houston and I'm ready to break my fast - BREAKFAST!

Might be back, but prolly not. . . .

I be workin' on my sto/ries - and noticing a bald spot around my temple *Wink*



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June 27, 2009 at 11:16am
June 27, 2009 at 11:16am
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How many trillion are we up to now? *Worry* Did you hear that the scheduled 4th of July Tea Party that was planned (forget where) had the permit revoked at the last minute? *Smirk* Seems that the land on which the assembly of peacefully protesting people was owned by (didn't hear) said they couldn't because (didn't hear) - My cub reporter days would be short-lived, huh? *Laugh*

OH NO *Smirk* *Exclaim* - This is so political and illegal that it's bleeding. Bleeding old blood and with a pungent scent of decay, like it's infected, full of the not-so-good-for you bacteria that grows at unbelievable rates. *Sick* The further we go, the more corruption is uncovered and the sicker and weaker we are as a superpower. Yes, I am sad.

I remember crying every time I sang the national anthem, not as a kid, but when I was married with two stepsons, in the Army and Marines. I almost passed out when Roseanne Barr did her rendition of it at a baseball game. Then we had to watch that rerun too many times. What a disgusting display of dementia!
MEMO: Barr; OFF MY RADAR *Smirk*

Ladies and Gentlemen, our government is infected, gasping it's final breaths as a democracy while our guilty elected puke redundant rhetoric and the infection spreads. I am sad for us as a nation, our integrity and backbone for Christian citizenship are by the wayside. Instead of being lifted up, Christians and our churches are coming under constant attack.

So many Laws have been ignored, flat out broken, and brushed aside as if it does NOT matter. The Constitution has become a historical document that will have a line written underneath it one day, something of an epitaph;

Here lies the Constitution of the United States of America;

"Once a most respected and implemented source for structures and laws of American society."


Born: July 4, 1776

DOD: __________

When did we lose our spines? You have strong thoughts on this subject. Think about it, what and how and who and when it happened. My grandmothers on both sides said, "When that Elvis boy came out and started all that wigglin' and dancin' around, (**she'd say off to the side, if you call that dancing *Smirk*, . . .**) the lil' ole gals just went nuts. And it's been goin' to hell in a hand basket ever since, NOW, that's what I say!" Oh yeah . . Elvis was talked about in the pulpits of Atlanta often.

That's just my GrandmoMacy's opinion, God rest her soul *Heart*

Some say BO is an orator deluxe - (**I personally think he says "uh" waaay tooo much**) Words as much as we love them as writers are powerful to the well-intentioned and well-meaning all over the planet. However, when the words are manipulated to cause a belief to spring eternal, and then not delivered upon or something unexpected takes place, then what is painfully evident is LYING and DISHONESTY by words or the omission of words.

Words (**banish the practice**) can be cheaply thrown, used as creative lies, and quite frankly, dark force-inspired. And, . . . words can be picked carefully, applied lovingly and be a blessing to God. (**may we ask for the right music-box tones and Spirit inspired word choices or what the Bible refers to as " utterance "**)


I have the bug for writing stories, short, or whatever the Contest Hostess/Host asks for. A 2K word, she calls it "flash fiction" story contest. So that deadlines on 6/30/09 and like my poetry, I edit, edit, edit. *Bigsmile*

Need to go and hone it some, my word count was done ON PURPOSE - Out of the 2,000 limit, I made my entry 1951, since that year is the focus of the story.
Hope the Judges notice that. *Wink* Maybe yall could do one off the tops of your heads but me the poet had a hard time and not convinced it will even place.

As a lot of things, it's harder for me than I thought it would be. *Confused*


Take a peek @ the contest:
Beyond The Water's Edge - CLOSED  (ASR)
A creative essay writing challenge from The Talent Pond. CURRENTLY CLOSED!
#1277388 by Jeff | R.I.P. Mom




Adios, Amiga s & Amigos or Good-bye Women and Men - Writing more tomorrow.


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June 26, 2009 at 10:39am
June 26, 2009 at 10:39am
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step/phase/level/soul-travel somewhere. I pray they go to that place of light eternal, no pain, tears, illness or fears anymore, in the name of The Lord of Light, the Name of the Nazarene, the sweetest name I know, . . . in Jesus Name I ask it, claim it Father, and thank you for it, Amen

His Grace, which IS always sufficient - when your spirit is open to receive, it's where it needs to be.





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Gotta' love this place, there are so many choices to make and I find myself staying too long. I have re-committed to X-amount of hours and FINITO!

My detail info about my port shows I have posted in 44 forums. That sounds high to me, but I'm not automated, so they must be correct *Smile*


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Prayers for Ed, Farrah and Michael as they leave this world and find the next one.

Sadness is close to me in that one of our church ladies mother-in-law passed and another lady was in ICU - but Praise the Holy Name, she has been PUSHed out of ICU now and even told that she would be going home soon.Prayer is so P O W E R F U L !

I love it when God shows off. *Heart* I love it when He honors the prayers of His people, "when By His stripes we are healed" is manifested. Oh yes, He's worthy of our praise and exaltation *Exclaim*

A B I G * T H A N K * Y O U to those of you who signed the petition that could save whales lives, I'll bet the Creator will thank you as well. *Delight*

Gotta' tear myself from here and go cut down a 2K word contest entry - this story writing stuff ain't easy. *Confused* BUT I like it *Cool*


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June 25, 2009 at 12:03pm
June 25, 2009 at 12:03pm
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The emphasis that's added to these prayers I receive are always mine, whether it be color or bold, italic or size.



Today's Prayer:

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting" (Psalm 139:23). Please show me where I am wrong and give me the wisdom, courage, and conviction to repent and to always do what is right.

This I pray, in the name of Jesus,

dear God.

Amen.




Yesterday I gave a link regarding the senseless, for-profit-natch slaughter of whales.Here is a petition site where you may add your own comments to another letter that will be forwarded to the appropriate governmental agency for action. I signed yesterday; maybe you have some thoughts about whaling that you would like to include in that letter.

I added my two cents worth *Thumbsup*
In a nutshell; Human consumption, use, A-okay. Commercial, NO.

Thank you for signing the;
"Stand Up for Whales - Don't Rest Until There's Justice!" petition at;

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/414048529


As the 7,228th person to sign this petition, you are helping us reach our goal of 20,000 signatures. *Cool*


*Thumbsup* * *Heart* * *Thumbsup* * *Heart* * *Thumbsup* * *Heart* * *Delight* * *Heart* * *Thumbsup* * *Heart* * *Thumbsup* * *Heart* * *Thumbsup*




Associated Press story - Jenny Sanford's Public Statement - what a strong, dedicated, forgiving woman, God sustain her and her position in their home. *Heart*



http://www.heraldonline.com/109/story/1433174.html


LADIES:

W H A T * W O U L D * Y O U * D O *Question*



I would excuse myself and quietly go find God . . .

. . . It won't take me long since He's always so close by, . . .



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June 24, 2009 at 10:04pm
June 24, 2009 at 10:04pm
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~ Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~


~ Albert Einstein ~




Today's Prayer,

Dear Father, Thank you for the comfort You provide through Your Holy Spirit, through my brothers and sisters in Christ, and through dear friends. I pray that You will help me to carefully and mindfully show grace and love to those who are hurting. Please give me insight and wisdom for ministering to people who have serious illness and who live day to day with the affects of incurable disease; to people who have addictions that I may not understand or identify with...or to those who have issues with which I can identify; to people who are grieving over the loss of a loved one, a pet, a job, a home; to people who are struggling to overcome and live with life-altering disabilities. Thank you for the health You have given me and for all the many blessings You have bestowed upon me.

In Jesus' name,

I come before You and pray.

Amen



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I don't object to the killing of whales for food purposes. Indian tribes hunt and kill whales, been done for generations, there's no waste - so I have no problem with what they are doing, HOWEVER, the senseless killing for commercial reasons is, simply *Dollar* LUST. And I don't support it for a nano-second.

Here's a link that might tell you things that our network news filters through their CEOs and Boards of Directors, so as not to offend that country. *Rolleyes*


http://www.care2.com/go/z/endwhaling.


I entered my first 1,000 word limit story contest at the same;

FORUM
The Writer's Cramp  (13+)
Write the best POEM or STORY in 24 hours or less and win 10K GPs!
#333655 by SophyBells



Take a peek if you wish, "Invalid Item,


seems I didn't follow instructions *Blush* My first contest 1K entry, I'll take that 3.5 and work on making it a 4, then I'll learn another vital component and it'll go to 4.5 AND AND AND, maybe I better take Diane 'S advice and inject more dialogue. *Delight*


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Yall keeping up with whatever bitz and piecez we're getting from Iran? How can this administration go forward with ANY kind of negotiations with the current token President when the people are so opposed? Then, how can they beat, gas, fire hose or whip and I heard on CNN, acid dropped from helicopters. Can't you feel the tension before they would even meet?

So do the Iranian citizens. Even if (heard and read that he's another brand of hard-liner) he's a variation of the incumbent regime, it's theirs to handle. Theirs to overthrow, theirs to remove under the dictates of their, " We the People of Iran ".


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090624/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_election


Another link to History Being Made there after thirty years. I wonder who will write their History books?


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June 23, 2009 at 3:10am
June 23, 2009 at 3:10am
#655777
I just entered the Writer's Cramp Contest - every 24-hours, a winner and new prompt is posted. Winner gets 1K Gps. Not a Big Prize but when you're dishing it out daily, hmmm, . . . that is only 30-31K Gps per MONTH *Shock*

In case you want to peek at it, It's right here, "Invalid Item. Regardless of the outcome I needed to force myself into a form and it finally came out. A little choppy here and there but I might win. There are so far, only three entries, so there's minimal competition, shucks, I like the arena of competition. *Delight*

*Thumbsup* Brings out the Best & Worse in all of us. *Thumbsdown* *Bigsmile*

It's 2:08am here in Cow-town and I'm ready to hit the haystack. That poem wore me to a frazzle. *Yawn* It's been a long time.


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Well dogies, (***Left* got Tom with that word in Scrabble one night**) I won the Writer's Cramp challenge *Exclaim* I must admit that I liked that pressure to crank something out within 24 hours plus sleep. *Cool*

DONE GOT THAT BLOOD A'PUMPIN' TODAY *Exclaim*

Gonna' peruse the Contest Listing here and see what else I can get into. *Wink*

I can see that today will be an In & Out kind of entry.

Personal Front - Cody got up cussing this am, I'm so done with his infantile behavior, he never had tantrums when he was a little guy, NEVER. So these young adult/still-a-BRAT behaviors have me dreading the sight of him, cause when I see him he's doing something illegal. He's high, wired, barred out, or drunk, NEVER a happy drunk or silly high, mean as cat-ca ca and that mouth *Exclaim*

All I can do is PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens, I just wish God would hurry a little bit, just a teeny itty bitty bit. *Heart*







June 22, 2009 at 2:44pm
June 22, 2009 at 2:44pm
#655687
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The following excerpts are from Glenn Beck's free email notices;

No. 1 - $134.5 billion mystery

It's a story that's perplexed Glenn. Why is no one covering it? It's by far the biggest financial scandal in history (if the bonds are real), and no one is confirming they are fake. A story that is raising more questions than answers. Glenn talks with journalist Deroy Murdock from Scripps-Howard to go over everything we know and don't know -- and all the possible explanations in the story. ( Transcript, Insider Audio)

No. 2 - NYT Hypocrisy: You may have seen the story about the NYT journalist who was held captive by terrorists and finally released. The NYT had the story, of course, but did not release any info about it because it may jeopardize the life of their employee. Interesting how they don't apply those same standards with secret information (they release) that puts the lives of our troops in danger. STORY

No. 3 - Infidelity or Harry Reid?

A real shocker these days coming from Washington D.C. -- a Senator announcing an extramarital affair. The real shocker is that Senator Ensign, who cheated on his wife, still has a higher approval rating than Senator Reid. Common sense apparently is alive and well in Nevada -- they realize someone cheating on their wife STILL isn't as crappy as the job Harry Reid is doing. ( Transcript, Insiders Audio)


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The Iranian population is to be commended for their courageous assembly. It has been stated and rumored that outside police forces, or military personnel from surrounding states have been accepted to quell the passions of the masses.

The following image is their Supreme Ruler - the President's Office is strictly a paper tiger figurehead, kinda' like our Vice President's Office. For appearances only.

He is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - Supreme Ruler of Iran



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We complain about our freedoms - and yes, there are some legitimate grounds for (this Obama administration's fast track spending and legislative engineering that never sees the light of day before passing) complaining and protesting his royal decrees, however, I'd still rather be here than anywhere else. *Heart*

I love the artistic expression of this young woman at the Iranian Embassy in London, England; Note the bloody hand print over her left eye. The colors represent the Iranian flag.



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Something major happened over this past weekend - ACORN's name was changed. The new name is The Most Politically Correct title that could possibly attempt to change the bookcover debacle that ACORN has become. The new name, with such an Obamaesque sound (**get your music-box receptors cleaned out**) . . . SOUND to it, as the new and improved; (**cue the trumpets**)


COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS INTERNATIONAL *Balloon2*

Doesn't that sound like it came straight from Chicago? *Laugh* They are now G L O B A L *Exclaim* Shucks! . . . and that old funeral home was working so well, . . .

VOTE:ObamaDramaOverIn2012:D thinks that ACORN and its MACHINE is part of a coming agenda from this jet-fueled administration to usher in certain phases of Law, that for all outward appearances, will seem logical and sensible. I mean, after all, Obama wouldn't hurt America's own people. Right?

Did yall know our President was an attorney for this organization some few years ago? I cannot trust a man whose Birth Certificate is sealed with retained attorneys protecting it. Can't and won't *Smirk*

Saved the Best for Last; I have my own acronym for Community Organizations International, or COI > > >

-------> COMING ORDER, ISLAM -
Yeppers, mighty changes are coming and I'm expecting a jump in military recruitment, maybe by the end of this year.


I have to keep Israelis, Iranians, Iraqis, Indians (East & West) Americas All, Africans All, Asians All, Australians All AND the Artic Poles in His protective hand. Then after my l o n g list of admissions, I am certain, I am confident, that His Will be done.

By doing so, I can fall asleep very quickly, *Yawn* and deeply.

Please join me in hoping and asking that the Holy Spirit in whatever form God deems best, enters through those cracks in the Middle East and they become cognizant of the Power of the Patriarchs, Abraham's blood flows through Ishmael's descendants also.

BUT, the covenant was with Sarah,

not Hagar, therein lies the rub.



Mon/yawn/na WdC Members - (phonetical Spanish spelling for: Tomorrow *Wink*)


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