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GS

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MONDAY, January 15, 2018

RR#1

NOW HEAR THIS, PATIENTS AND SOON-TO-BE PATIENTS:

"THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN".

GS

Health insurance headaches cause continual stress for most physicians, survey finds

RR#2

BARABING E BIRIBONG.

GS

GOOD ONE!!! Looking Back on 2017 (PDF)

SUNDAY, January 14, 2018

RR#1

NEVER WITHOUT THE SNIDE COMMENTS, AND NEVER MENTIONING THE MASSIVE AND CONTINUING OBSTRUCTIONISM BY THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATIVE CONTINGENT,
this report on the Trump first year record is Real News and Real Accomplishment.
ONWARD!

GS

Trump on his promises: Yes on tax cuts but where's the wall?

RR#2

"YALE FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST AIMS TO PUBLICIZE TRUMP'S 'DANGEROUSNESS'", by Ana Radelat (www.ctmirror.org, 1/11/2018).

This says much more about Dr. Bandy X. Lee than it does about her "patient", whom she evaluated remotely and unethically. It goes to her own emotional state - and of course to her political state.
Tripe.

GS

RR#3

NICK:
EXCELLENT!   AS MUCH AS I HATE GRADE INFLATION,
"5 OUT OF A 4.0".

GS

The legal obligation to educationally prepare all our children

RR#4

PRESIDENT'S PENDING "NEW NUKE PLAN":
just what the doctor ordered.
And no one in the world can say: "I didn't know the gun was loaded.

GS

Trump's Nuclear Strategy Seeks New Weapons to Counter Russia

RR#5

PRESIDENT'S PENDING "NEW NUKE PLAN":
just what the doctor ordered.
And no one in the world can say: "I didn't know the gun was loaded.

GS

Condi Rice: Trump Dealing With NKorea in 'His Own Way'

RR#6

"ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING."

GS

We need higher standards of high school competence, not looser

Massachusetts vs. Connecticut educational success — one man’s experience

Leading a District Can Be Controversial, Embrace It

RR#7

WHY, INDEED?

GS

Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?

RR#8

MORE, EVER MORE, REGARDING THAT SICK CHILD CALLED
PUBLIC EDUCATION.
The following are expert guest editorials which I am proud to re-publish. And more will follow periodically.

GS

Massachusetts vs. Connecticut educational success — one man’s experience

Leading a District Can Be Controversial, Embrace It

RR#9

"WHEN THEY SOW THE WIND, THEY SHALL REAP THE WHIRLWIND"
(Hosea, 8:7).
What began with atheistic and also evil people, always present but always in a minority, morphed many decades ago into a "Secular Progressive" movement that shunned God, religion and Faith and has instead worshiped "reason", narcissism and the abandonment of all morals or ethics. That state of affairs has seemed to find its capital in Hollywood. But it has metastasized to vocal and powerful elements of society throughout the world. It has been invading our schools and infecting our children for a long time now - and is gaining strength with the help of the apathy, ignorance and wilful non-involvement of the vast majority of good people.
How many symptoms of this disease can you recognize?
Rampant crime, corruption and criminality - not only among "the usual suspects", but among "respectable" people and our leaders.
Ingrained drug addiction, resulting in wasting and wasted lives, depression, suicide, family disintegration and many hundreds of unnecessary deaths daily.
Dissolution of marital gifts and responsibilities by many means, including now-commonplace infidelity.
Children with no childhood...only bad examples and dimming futures.
Violence. Violence. Violence...often merely for the sake of violence.
The "Me Toos", who made bad bargains long ago, and who are now trying to cash in anyway on their predators - who had been effectively castrated long ago in the continuing "battle of the sexes".
The current NYTimes report: "Male Models Accuse Photographers of Sexual Exploitation": ditto "...bad bargains,."
The ever increasing number of persons confused about their sexuality and groping for a sense of self. And some of them resorting to proselytizing others, even children, in order to feel justified in their own skin.
"WHEN THEY SOW THE WIND, THEY SHALL REAP THE WHIRLWIND".

GS

RR#10

WHAT??  A VOICE OF REASON?

GS

Rand Paul: 'Not Fair' To Draw Conclusions On Trump Over Haiti Comment

SATURDAY, January 13, 2018

RR#1

TWO PLUS TWO EQUALS FIVE.

The Day Editorial Board (www.theday.com) generally produces thoughtful and informative editorials.

See: "Yucca Is Obvious Answer To Nuclear Waste", Jan. 11, 2018.

And then something happens when it addresses anything referring to President Trump.

See its most recent non-sequitur: "Republicans Need To Call Out Racist In Chief", Jan. 13, 2018. The President's choice of expressions is sometimes regrettable. But he is not "racist", a term that has become in Leftist quarters much more a sword than a shield - and wielded irresponsibly.

Here I offer a term for emotionally upset individuals that is unfortunately not likely to help: RELAX.

GS

RR#2

FROM THE LATER 1970'S TO 2011 TO THE PRESENT, HEALTH CARE DELIVERY HAS CONTINUED TO DECLINE TO ITS CURRENT GUARDED CONDITION.
"LET THE BUYER BEWARE", BECAUSE ONLY THE CONSUMING PUBLIC CAN RESCUE THEIR HEALTH CARE.

GS

Fellow Senior Citizens. Take 6 minutes and see what Obama and the Congress have done this time.

Looks like Obama has Snuck another one in on us!!!

IF YOU NEVER WATCH ANOTHER 6 MINUTE VIDEO - WATCH THIS ONE! DR. DAVID JANDA FROM ANN ARBOR AND A NATIONALLY KNOWN HEALTH CARE EXPERT SPOKE TO US ON SUNDAY, OCT. 10TH IN SALINE, MI. THIS IS WHAT IS 'GOING' TO HAPPEN IF OBAMACARE IS NOT REPEALED. DR. JANDA, AS HE STATES IN THE VIDEO, TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS AND THIS IS WHAT HE WAS TOLD. THIS WILL SEND CHILLS DOWN YOUR SPINE - GUARANTEED.
CARE ENOUGH ABOUT YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, CO-WORKERS AND SEND THIS TO THEM ALSO.



FRIDAY, January 12, 2018

RR#1

ON IMMUNIZATIONS (VACCINATIONS):
Folks, immunizations are the cheapest and most effective form of health care available.
If you fail to take them, you are negligent. If you intentionally refuse, you are reckless, especially with regard to your children.

GS

Potentially deadly flu virus is widespread in 46 states

RR#2

"PRAISE BE TO GOD"
This is the God of Christians, Jews, Muslims and many other Religions.

So, why in Hell - yes, Hell, do we have so many God-less people in this country? Or is it a virus? What silly twits!

GS

Ken,
I remembered enough Latin to translate it immediately.
Many thanks.
George

LAUS DEO - Do you know what it means?

One detail that is never mentioned is that in Washington , D.C. There can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument.



With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc., this is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this amazing historical information.

On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., are displayed two words:

Laus Deo.



No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.
 
Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, over looking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.

Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.

So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say 'Praise be to God!'

Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States, it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation,
Laus Deo
'Praise be to God!'

From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant ..... a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.

A cross you ask? Why a cross? What about
separation of church and state? Yes, a cross;
separation of church and state was not,
is not, in the Constitution.
So, read on. How interesting and,
no doubt, intended to carry a profound
meaning for those who bother to notice.
When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was
laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items
including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society.
Praise be to God!
Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the
spiritual mood given by the founder and first
President of our unique democracy
'One Nation, Under God!

I am awed by George Washington's prayer for America ..... Have you ever read it? Well, now is your unique opportunity, so read on!

'Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.'

Laus Deo!

RR#3

REGARDING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S REPORTEDLY INTEMPERATE REMARKS. REGRETTABLE ...BUT NOT RACIST.
I agree with Christopher Ruddy's comments, as provided below.

One personal comment: would you rather experience a silver stiletto in your back? That is the usual modus operandi among the "nice" people.

GS

Donald Trump Is Not a Racist
By Christopher Ruddy

When I was young in the '70s, my dad told our oversized family to hop in the station wagon. He was driving us from Long Island to Great Adventure, a theme park much less expensive than Disney World, but just as fun. At least it was for us.

During the past year, I find myself back in the fantasy land of Great Adventure, with a free pass to the best rides, no less.

Today, we even have Beltway bumper cars, media water slides and twittering carousels.

Today's latest ride erupted Thursday night with The Washington Post's "no-named" sources story saying the president used profane language to describe Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries.

At this point, it almost doesn't matter that the president was speaking in a private conversation, the full context of his comments, or that other presidents (think Johnson, Nixon) have said far, far worse in the White House.

A rock has been thrown into the pond and the ripples are echoing worldwide.

We've passed the point to calm people down, because the reporting, accurate or not (Senator Durbin claims the reports are true), echoes a president who likes to speak his mind and who comes from a generation that didn't go to sensitivity training classes.

I decided to take a peek on how our press reports on the president's alleged comments were impacting the countries mentioned.

In Haiti, for example, one of the country's largest newspapers editorialized that President Trump's comments have "no place in the relations between nations or people, even less so in the mouth of a president of a friendly nation."

In Africa, the African Union issued a statement saying it is "alarmed at the statements ... considering the slave trade ... and flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice."

The most stinging comments, however, come from a white columnist at the influential South African website Times Live.

Remember, South Africa was, just over two decades ago, the apartheid state that imprisoned Nelson Mandela.

Yet the South African people have worked hard to overcome their past to bring people of all colors together. They did so because of the leadership of Nelson Mandela.

I have been inside Mandela's tiny cell on Robben Island. There I glimpsed into his pain. After that experience, I was in awe of how he demonstrated courage and leadership by uniting his people, despite every reason to do otherwise.

So, from this country, Times Live columnist Tom Eaton writes: "On the rarefied world of untransformed and unrepentant racists, my tribe walks shoulder to shoulder with the best of the worst, whether they be Russians sniffing out Jewish tendencies, Indians obsessing over caste, or Chinese gaping at black people. All of which makes me particularly qualified to tell you something important. You are the real deal, Donald … a gold-star racist."

I understand Mr. Eaton's anger. But his assessment of Trump is wrong.

Over many years, I have been in the company of Donald Trump in public moments and many private ones.

I have been with him on his plane for hours; I was there with him in Scotland when he opened his world-class club; I've been with him for the Miss Universe pageant and too many times to count.
I don't know what President Trump said at the White House meeting. He may have made some inappropriate comments. But I know one thing for sure: Donald Trump is not a racist.

Inside this great man with a brusque exterior, you will not find a racist bone.

Even in his most off-guarded moments, long before he was running for president, I have never heard him utter any racist remarks, anti-Semitic comments or ethnic slurs of any type. Sure, he has occasionally used profanity through the years, but it was very rare.

Truthfully, Trump has prided himself on his good relations with minorities. He is someone with a proven track record of developing racial harmony.

But these facts don't matter because we are in fantasy land; everyone sees their own reality. Clearly, people around the world have been hurt — whether accidentally, deliberately or otherwise.
A simple beer in the Rose Garden won't make this one go away.

But the president can take steps to make the people of the world know that he and America stands with them, to make this place called Earth a better place, and to let them know the real Donald Trump.

Christopher Ruddy, a noted journalist and entrepreneur, is CEO and president of Newsmax Media Inc., one of the nation's leading news media companies.

RR#4

MORE ON CENSORSHIP OF SPEECH.

These social media giants need to be held to our First Amendment rights; or they need to be boycotted.

Wake up, folks, before it's too late.

GS

An undercover investigation just exposed this social media giant

RR#5

AS DECLARED SO WELL IN ANOTHER - AND VERY SIMILAR CONTEXT: "NEVER FORGET!"

GS

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Trashes Pro-Life People: You’re “Not in Line With Society”

THURSDAY, January 11, 2018

SPEECHLESS IN NEW LONDON.
Only Prayer will do here.

GS

LifeNews.Com

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, January 9 and 10, 2018

RR#1

THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE  JUST GOT CLOSER TO SOLUTION -
unless the Democrats continue their obstructionism.

And President Trump's negotiating in public while giving away nothing now - although totally misrepresented by the malignant Leftist press - will be seen to be a wise tactic in getting to "Yes".

GS

Trump, lawmakers closer to deal on immigration bill after meeting

RR#2

NOW HEAR THIS!
THIS IS WHY THE DESPOTIC LEFTISTS MUST BE CHALLENGED AND STOPPED. THEY ARE TYRANTS.

Remember: the Most Important Freedom that keeps America Free is
FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

I will be contributing to this effort early and often.

GS

We Are Suing YouTube for Censoring Our Videos

Dear Valued Subscriber,
As you know, PragerU’s videos are available on a number of platforms, one of which is YouTube. And as you may also know, YouTube has chosen repeatedly to restrict some of our videos for violating their “Community Guidelines.”  Those guidelines are meant to protect users against viewing sexual content, violent or graphic content, and hate speech.
As a PragerU viewer, you know as well as I do that our videos contain nothing even remotely close to any of these categories.
To date, YouTube has restricted nearly 40 PragerU videos, addressing topics ranging from religion and freedom of speech to the history of the Korean War.
More than a year ago, we filed a complaint with YouTube, hoping that there was some kind of innocent mistake.
That’s when we were told by YouTube that after reviewing our videos, they determined that they were, indeed, “not appropriate for a younger audience.” Of course, we have this in writing.
Think about the millions of actually inappropriate videos on YouTube, and then ask yourself, “Why is our content restricted?”
Unfortunately, the answer is rather obvious, isn’t it?  YouTube has restricted PragerU videos for only one reason: ideological discrimination.
Of course, YouTube is owned by Google, which was founded to, ironically, “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

YouTube has made some of our most important videos inaccessible to the very audience PragerU seeks to reach: young people.

Let me be clear: they don’t like what we teach, and so they intend to stop us from teaching it. This kind of censorship is what we have seen on college campuses for years. But it is far more dangerous in this circumstance, because the internet is where the world goes to get informed.
 
Can you imagine if the left owned the internet the way they own our universities?
Can you imagine what the world would look like if Google is allowed to continue to arbitrarily censor ideas they simply don’t agree with?

Well, this is why Prager University filed suit against YouTube and Google. We are not fighting this only for PragerU—we are taking this on for America and possibly the world.
Can we count on your support as we fight to end the censorship of our conservative ideas by Google/YouTube?

Now, I have to tell you ... this was not an easy decision.
Over the summer, former Governor of California, Pete Wilson — who has been a longtime supporter of PragerU — approached us and posited the idea: “We have to sue them,” he said. “Google is hubris.”
Those words weighed heavy on our entire team as we considered our options.
Obviously, a fight with Google will be hugely difficult and costly, and we hate the idea of deploying energy and resources away from producing more content and reaching new audiences.  We simply cannot do that.
So, before taking any such action, we decided we’d attempt a more diplomatic approach one last time. On the one-year anniversary of Google blocking our content, or the “BANniversary,” as we had come to call it, we renewed our complaints to YouTube, and re-circulated an online petition urging Google to change course. Many articles have been written, and many people, including many very prominent and influential people, rallied in support of our cause. To date, well over a quarter-of-a-million people have added their names to our petition.
What was the result of our efforts?
Nothing. YouTube ignored us. In fact, they have since restricted 11 more PragerU videos.
With our hands tied, we knew Governor Wilson was right—Google’s hubris had to be challenged.
So, we have built an all-star legal team, including Governor Wilson’s law firm, Eric George, Alan Dershowitz, Barak Lurie, Kelly Shackelford, Mat Staver, and more.
It’s an impressive group, because this is an important case; not only for PragerU, but for the fundamental American right to freedom of speech.
But this is not going to be easy and it isn’t going to be cheap.
Despite the fact that our amazing attorneys have agreed to reasonably cap their legal fees, there will be additional personnel, research, marketing and public relations costs to PragerU.
This case will be tried in the court of public opinion as much as in the courtroom, and we intend to win in both venues.
However, we cannot deplete our operating budget to fight this case. Thanks to you, PragerU has reached more than 1-out-of-4 Americans on the internet. Sixty-three percent of them are under 34. We plan to continue to focus on this growth and reach 3 out of 4 Americans. We can’t let up now.

We are fully committed to the lawsuit but we won’t let them slow the growth of PragerU.

This is why our board of directors and many staff members have donated, in addition to our annual gift, to what we are calling the “YouTube Action Fund.” Dennis Prager, Allen Estrin, and I have all given extra this year.

Now, here is how you can help:
1.    Please go to our website and sign the petition against YouTube censorship. It already has over 400,000 signatures; please add yours if you haven’t done so already, and ask 10 of your friends to do the same.
2.    More importantly, please contribute to our action fund if you can, over and above your planned support for PragerU. Our initial goal for the legal fund is $1 million, and we think we can reach that goal with your help.
Many of you have already given so generously and I am embarrassed to ask for more. But if you think this fight is important please support us in whatever way you can.

It seems like a lot to ask…until you consider how much we have to lose.

Perhaps Goliath could teach Google a little bit about where hubris leads ... when a David comes slinging.

Thank you, and God bless you.

Marissa Streit
CEO, PragerU

RR#3

"YOU WANT THE TRUTH? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH".

GS

The Left’s Big Mistake on President Trump

RR#4

HAVING PRESENTED THE ENEMY FROM WITHIN,
here is the enemy from without: Radical Islam.

GS

Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Da'esh "Lite" in North America

MONDAY, January 8, 2018

RR#1

THE STATE OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: ABYSMAL.
This State regularly resides in the upper 40 of all States with regard to positive attributes, commercial and personal. And it is not just about being a Welfare State, with "the usual suspects". It's about the caliber and Democratic uniformity of its leaders.
Chris Powell, the clear-eyed journalist of the Journal Inquirer, has just published a "State of the State" message that summarizes Connecticut's plight:
"Malloy Has Addressed State's Past Deficit Sins", in The Day Jan. 7, 2018, Opinion, pB4. "Read it and weep"...and then get angry...or more likely move, as so many others have done. This November will provide another opportunity to make a change in the trajectory of this State.  Will the result matter?

GS

RR#2

WHAT? A VOICE OF REASON IN THIS CACOPHONY?
And are those psychiatrists, including the one from Yale, breaking the "Goldwater Rule"...and engaged in medical malpractice as well?
You Bet!
Hysteria and delusions from the Leftists continue.

GS

Dershowitz: Speculation About Trump's Mental Health 'Very Dangerous'

SUNDAY, January 7, 2018

RR#1

Letter From a Heart-broken Mother
 
Get OFF YOUR KNEES
Daily Inter Lake, by Eileen F. Cosgrove
 
This Sunday, it was 11 years since two Marines showed up at our door to tell us that my husband’s first child, my stepson and our two children’s brother, Lance Cpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove III, 23, was killed by a suicide bomber at a checkpoint in Iraq.   He should have been out of Iraq but he volunteered to stay behind to train the new Marines coming to replace them.   Christopher left behind his mother, father, stepmother and stepfather, his brothers and his fiancée.
 
I watched as they informed my husband that his son, the love of his life, died in the line of duty.   I watched the strong man I married be reduced to a puddle of tears.   When I sat our children on the couch to tell them that Christopher was gone, I watched as my previously carefree 13 year-old son curled into a ball and began sobbing as if I just punched him in the stomach, and I had to look at my innocent 9 year-old son and answer his question, “Why didn’t Christopher shoot the bad guy first?”
 
Several days later, we had the privilege of attending his “dignified transfer” at Dover Air Force Base.   I’m sure you have seen it depicted on television or in the movies.   Viewing it reduces most people to tears.   To actually experience it is indescribable.   The gut-wrenching, raw emotion of the experience is not anything an individual can prepare themselves for. The sound of “Amazing Grace” as you walk behind the casket, the sound of the 21 gun salute, the playing of “Taps” and the presentation of the flag at his graveside cannot be described because there are no words that can ever appropriately describe any of those moments.   Looking up and seeing the Patriot Guard Riders lining the street to the church and the cemetery is breath-taking. However, in the end, the family goes home to live with the grief and loss for the rest of their lives.
 
Christopher loved his life.   He loved being a Marine and he loved this wonderful country. He lit up a room when he walked into it.   His laugh was infectious. Instead of watching football today, we decorated his Memorial Tree with orange lights and pumpkins for Halloween, which will be replaced by red, white and blue lights at Christmas time.   We no longer watch the NFL. They’re not worth our time.
 
I ask all of you taking a knee: Do ALL black lives matter or just some? Because if they do, why do you only protest the black lives lost as a result of police action?   Michael Brown was a thug.   Trayvon Martin was a thug. Anthony Lamar Smith was a heroin dealer.   How many lives he destroyed in the black community will forever be unknown.   Did any of you show up at the trial of MS-13 gang members who killed three innocent black teenagers and seriously wounded a fourth in a school yard in Newark in 2007 to comfort the families or any of the other trials of defendants who killed innocent children?    Did you ever show up at any of the marches against violence by preachers and parents who have lost children that are held in the inner cities around this country?
 
Do you care about the 506 people who have been killed in Chicago this year alone, and the 751 killed last year?   Did the Chicago Bears go out en masse to support those families?   Have any of you taken the millions of dollars you make playing a game and establish scholarships to private schools for inner city youth who are desperate for a way out of their current circumstances with a mother or father working several part-time jobs because their one full-time job was eliminated by Obamacare requirements?   Have any of you engaged in anti-gang violence programs in the inner cities you live closest to?   Gangs claim more black lives than police ever could or will.
 
Did any of you take a knee when your fellow NFL player Aaron Hernandez lured a young black man to a desolate place before he executed him because he didn’t trust him?   If you did, I must have missed it.   Did that black life not matter because he was taken by one of your own?   What about his other victims?   Did their lives not matter either?
 
What about Cpl. Montrell Jackson assassinated in Baton Rouge?   Did his black life not matter?   What about his infant son who will grow up without his father because of the actions of followers of BLM?   What about the five Dallas Police Officers killed by a sniper?   Did they deserve to die because they were protecting the BLM marchers rallying against them?   Did Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu deserve to be ambushed in N.Y. after BLM marched in the street chanting, “What do we want?   Dead cops! When do we want it?   Now!” Oh, I’m sorry.   I forgot. I guess “blue” lives don’t matter to members of the NFL, except to their credit, the Dallas Cowboys.
 
I will not begin to presume how Christopher would feel about what the NFL is doing now by disrespecting the national anthem and the country for which he sacrificed his life.   I can only share how I feel.
 
I’ve watched 8-year-old children emulating you as they took a knee as the national anthem played.   Do you know that the tradition of playing the national anthem began in 1862, during the Civil War?   Do those 8-year-olds know that the man they are disrespecting our flag and country for was a heroin dealer who fled the police in a high-speed chase?   Whether you believe there was a gun or not, a gun was recovered in the vehicle.   Do they know that, or are you teaching them that all cops lie?   Did his coach portray him to them as an innocent black man randomly shot by the police or was he honest with them?   What do you think?
 
I know what Christopher’s death did to our family.   I know what the families of all those innocent children in Chicago and around the country are going through, because we have been there.   I know what it is to wake up every day having lost a part of your family and knowing that your life will never, ever be the same.
 
So while you are busy taking a knee, ask yourselves: Do all Black Lives Matter?   Or only the black lives killed by police officers trying to protect the very same community from the crime that surrounds them, frequently committed by the very individuals who are killed by the police?
 
Here’s my suggestion for all of you.   You should be on your knees thanking God for giving you the talent to play a game millions of young men would give their right arm to be talented enough to play at the professional level.   Thank God for the ability to make more money in a single game than many of those police officers protecting you and your communities will make in a lifetime.   Thank God for having been blessed to have been born in a country that gives you that opportunity for the sole reason that you are a gifted athlete.   Most of all, thank God for men like my stepson who fought in 120 degree heat in full military gear and died to defend your ability to live freely in this country.   Get off your damn knees.   Stand for the American flag and national anthem that represents the country and those who have died defending her to give you this opportunity, and DO something to prove that black lives actually DO matter to you.   Put your money where your knee is.
 
Get engaged in the inner-city communities around you.   Act as a role model and mentor to these kids.   Set up your own scholarship funds at decent schools.   Take a ride-along with those officers you are protesting and see what they face every day as they do their best to protect ALL lives. Take a “Shoot, don’t shoot” class and see how difficult it is for officers to make that split-second decision, knowing that if they are wrong they will either die or go to jail.   Meet with the families of children killed in random drive-by shootings and support them instead of those committing the crimes.   Get to know some police officers and actually talk with them and, more importantly, listen to what they have to say.   Support anti-gang initiatives.
 
As for me, once an avid football fan on every level, I haven’t watched you play since Kaepernick started this protest last year.   I’ll watch college games, which are more fun anyway.   If college students start participating in these protests, I can easily live without football.   Your privileged, self-important, hypocritical attitudes disgust me and millions of other patriotic Americans. I owe it to Christopher and every other fallen soldier and veteran to stand up against your blatant disrespect of our country, our flag, our anthem, our military and our police officers.
 
Good riddance.
 
Eileen Cosgrove, of New Providence, N.J., is a retired attorney and author of “The Fighting Hawks at D-Day” and “The Fighting Hawks at Pearl Harbor,” a time-travel adventure series for children 8 and up, so they can learn and understand the sacrifices made by our military over the years.

TOO MANY MEMBERS OF THE  "BLACK COMMUNITY" ARE THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE IN THE NATION.
Beware: Those attitudes and actions will, if not ended, lead to another Civil War. All the American citizens who came here since the 1600's and who integrated into the American Community will not tolerate it. You and your cynical and deluded Fellow Travelers will be hurled back two hundred years if that happens.

GS

RR#2

MORE ON RACE-BAITING BY BLACKS.
See: "'White-Informed Civility' Is The Latest Target In The Campus Wars", by Steven Salerno, in WSJ January 3, 2018, Opinion, pA15.
Parents should stop paying tuition and should pull their overgrown juveniles out of these "institutions of higher learning".
As the saying goes: YOU CANNOT BE OLD AND WISE WITHOUT HAVING BEEN YOUNG AND STUPID". Too many parents and children qualify today for the former without yet having achieved the latter. When is that coming?

GS

RR#3

THE LEFTISTS AND THE SWAMP CREATURES ARE DELUSIONAL AND DESPERATE.
Faced with a "Russia collusion" investigation that has gone nowhere,
a Comey / FBI investigation that now has the FBI and Hillary under investigation, calls for "Impeachment" that can only be considered irresponsible,
and faced with many effective domestic and international actions taken by President Trump for which he was elected - and which put these seditionists into a rage, they are now questioning his sanity and waving the 25th Amendment.
Pitiful or hilarious, if it were not so outrageously unfair - and serious.
And the mainstream media, including the Washington Post, the NY Times and unfortunately our own The Day continue to give it exposure.
How will all this end? Not soon. Stay tuned.

GS

RR#4

EXERCISE AND THE ELDERLY:

"The Best Things In Life Are Free".

GS

Muscle Inactivity More Harmful for Older People

SATURDAY, January 6, 2018

ALL TRUE.
AND THAT'S ONLY THE FIRST 85 YEARS.

GS

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not try to blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT senior citizens who took:
The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rulefrom rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.
And we certainly are NOT the ones who
eliminated patience and tolerance from
personal relationships and interactions with
others!
And, we DO understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.
Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!
YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN!
I'm the life of the party.....Even if it lasts until 8 p.m. I'm very good at opening childproof caps.....
With a hammer.
I'm awake many hours before
my body allows me to get up.
I'm smiling all the time,
because I can't hear a thing you're saying.
I'm sure everything I can't find is
in a safe secure place, somewhere.
I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy,
and that's just my left leg.
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life! Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them.
Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.
They won't remember, even if they did send it.
Spread the laughter Share the cheer. Let's be happy while we're here.

MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND MAY AMERICA
CONTINUE TO THANK GOD!!
Go Green - Recycle Congress!!!!

FRIDAY, January 5, 2018

ANY QUESTIONS?

GS

By Jeff Foxworthy:
 
If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, — you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
WE DO LIVE IN SUCH A DUMB COUNTRY!!
 If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE IN ALL UPCOMING ELECTIONS. MOST OF THE IDIOTS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY SAY ONE THING AND DO THE OPPOSITE KNOWING THAT THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED THEM IN DO NOT PAY ATTENTION
 
LET'S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!
 
 IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER
 ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.  
 
IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.
 
  IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
 
IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.
 
 IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
 
IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.
 
  IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY
YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.
 
IF YOU CROSS THE CANADIAN or AMERICAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET…
 
SOCIAL INSURANCE CARD, WELFARE,
SUBSIDIZED RENT,
FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE,
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU
PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT
 
IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA / CANADA!

THURSDAY, January 4, 2018

RR#1

WHILE ALL THE SILLY LITTLE PEOPLE HAVE AN ORGASM OVER BANNON'S EGOTISTICAL MELT-DOWN, THIS IS LEADERSHIP.

GS

President Trump and Iran: Leading from the Front

RR#2

THIS, FROM THE WASHINGTON POST, NO LESS.
Thus we now have two reliable oxymorons in our new and enlightened Society:
1) "Internet Security"; and
2) Truth in public information.
"CAVEAT EMPTOR".

GS

WashPost Throws Cold Water on Michael Wolff's Book

RR#3

AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF YOU IDIOTS?

GS

The other day I saw an amazing football game:
 
1) The player's hair fit under their helmets.
2) No tattoos could be seen.
3) There were no outlandish end zone celebrations.
4) There was no taunting.
5) Opposition players helped each other up after a play.
6) Footballs were not spiked or left for the referee to retrieve; they were handed to the referee.
7) No one took a knee on the sidelines.
9) Players stood at attention during the playing of the national anthem.
10) It's great to watch an Army Navy game.

RR#4

PAKISTAN. THE RIGHT MOVE, AND TOO LONG DELAYED.
Pakistan has been giving safe haven for years across its border for those who have been fighting and killing our troops.

GS

Trump, Citing Pakistan as a ‘Safe Haven’ for Terrorists, Freezes Aid

WEDNESDAY, January 3, 2018

RR#1

MY FATHER, A VERY PATIENT MAN, WOULD OFTEN SAY: "YOU HAVE TO ALLOW...."

God "allowed" this man; and we are forever grateful.

GS

Hitler Couldn't Defeat Churchill, But Champagne Nearly Did

RR#2

CRAZY LIKE A FOX,

AMONG ALL OF THE CHICKENS QUOTED IN THIS OPINION PIECE.

GS

Trump Says His ‘Nuclear Button’ Is ‘Much Bigger’ Than North Korea’s

RR#3

DOES ANYBODY CARE?
And where are the western nations, at least nominally Christian, that could bring pressure to bear - at least economically.
Let's all just prepare to wring our hands...you cynics and cowards.

GS

Report Cites 13 Regimes for Brutally Persecuting Christians

TUESDAY, January 2, 2018

RR#1

MORE ON DUNKIRK. "A MIRACLE?" YES, A MIRACLE.

GS

What to Know About the Miraculous True Story Behind Dunkirk

RR#2

"THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT"
And there are today certainly a lot of them out there, thanks to our failed public education system and our despotic "liberal" colleges.

GS

Churchill’s Warning for Today

RR#3

A SIGN OF THE TIMES.

GS



RR#4

"I COULDA BIN A CONTENDA..."
if I had only not been born in the Bronx.

GS

Cowboys (PDF)

MONDAY, January 1, 2018

RR#1

PAKISTAN. IT'S ABOUT TIME!

GS

Trump: No More Aid to Deceitful Pakistan

RR#2

GLOBAL WARMING AND DEVASTATING WEATHER:
Is there a connection?
Surely, I don't know. I suspect a connection, but that's it.
But here is a Professor in Earth System Science who purports to know.
See: "How We Know It Was Climate Change", by
Noah S. Diffenbach, in NYTimes Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, Sunday Review, p10.

GS



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