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NEWSLETTER #150            “WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?”        OCTOBER 2016


Classmates,

Well, well, well, you did it again!  THANK YOU!  I thought it was already Christmas, my computer screen lit up like a fully decorated tree.  Now, with that being said, let’s get into the October Newsletter “What Are Your Thoughts?” 

We will stick with the same format for the October and November Newsletters; although, we will ease up on the “political articles” for November. Then we will bounce back to our regular layout, with what you send in to the “Fork” for December and 2017.

If you have not been checking in with the Newsletter for some time, I would suggest you go back to the July, August, & September Newsletters. That will bring you right up to date with the rest of the Classmates.  The website for the “Fork” Home page is: http://www.rizon.biz/Aragon/AragonHomePage.htm.   If that doesn’t work for you, just contact me by e-mail: ddlvr55@gmail.com.  

OK, let’s get into the October Newsletter. We have another “full brown bag lunch” of knowledge to express and share with our Classmates - on the “Real Senior Hill!”

• The “Connections and Reconnections (C & R) Section” are back into the double digits - GREAT! I think I should have been a “telephone operator” back in the day. I really enjoy talking with all of you. If you need information to stay in touch with a lost buddy - just contact me and I will try to assist you.

• “Who Said That - Movie Quote Addition” (WST - MQA): remains a big favorite...as I stated last month “you need  to get your answers in faster!” Start looking on the first of the month and continue to check through the first week.

• September’s Winner was again Gary Rocklage - I think he is sleeping with his computer! There were #5 Classmates within minutes of him! Come on - it is time to upset the Champ!

The Answer for the September Quote is:
“The Price Is Wrong, Bitch!”  Adam Sandler in “Happy Gilmore.”

OCTOBER’S QUOTE: “It’s 106 Miles To Chicago, We've Got A Full Tank Of Gas, Half A Pack Of Cigarettes, It's Dark Out, And We're Wearing Sunglasses.”

*REMEMBER YOU NEED THE NAME OF THE MOVIE AND THE NAME AND/OR NAMES OF THE ACTOR(S) WHO SAID THE QUOTE. SEND YOUR ANSWER TO ddlvr55@gmail.com   ASAP!

• “The Bucket List (B/L) Challenge:” - The B/L is still on Sabbatical! I have hope that someone will take a chance and present an item from your Bucket List.

• “Words Pulled From Your (PIN) Articles & Thoughts:”  “Twelve High Profile Words:”

• ASSIMILATION
• BLACK LIVES MATTER
• BUREAUCRACY
• DIVERSITY
• ENTITLEMENT
• LEGACY
• LGBTQIAA
• MULTICULTURALISM
• PATRIOTIC
• POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
• RACE
• WHITE PRIVILEGE

• Lots of input from Classmates, Family, and Friends; made this section a big success. in regards to understanding many of the items, in our society of 2016. I felt I was receiving a broader sense of what is actually going on around me. Nothing like a school book education, but more like being on the ground with people involved in many situations. All brought about by the twelve words written above. Any comments about the present?  Or, how about the future? Don’t be shy now, many have really opened up and expressed their sentiments. Who’s Next? 

“WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?”  HOOAH, HUGS & #39 DAYS, Bob
 

A Preview Of The October Newsletter, “WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?”
 
*RTA - Regular Type Articles (#11)
*PIN - Political In Nature (#14)

• Reminded (PIN)
• What is happening? (PIN)
• Hillionaire (PIN)
• Africa (RTA)
• J & H (RTA) 
• Bug (RTA)
• Teddy (PIN)
• A List (PIN)
• Memoir (RTA)
• Trashing (PIN)
• Back - 2130 (PIN)
• The Presidents (PIN)
• Treason? (PIN)
• Two Looks (PIN)
• Einstein (RTA)
• Dogs (RTA)
• Blaze (RTA)
• Pecker (RTA/PIN)
• Be Aware (RTA)
• Quack Squad (RTA)
• Poof (PIN)
• Blaming... (PIN)
• Kaepernick (RTA/PIN)

 


Reminded of Certain Facts”       #1   Contributed by a classmate

 


“Well...What Is Happening To Us?”                 #2
Contributed by a classmate

“Democrats and Republicans”

We read all the jokes and forward the good ones, but
I just wonder who will pass this one on. Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with All the people that run this country!
Both Democrats and Republicans! Say, "We're broke" And can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless, etc.?  But, over the last several years THEY have provided direct cash aid to...
 
Hamas - $351 M, Libya- $1.45 B, Egypt- $397 M, Mexico- $622 M,
Russia- $380 M, Haiti-  $1.4 B, Jordan- $463 M, Kenya- $816 M,
Sudan- $870 M, Nigeria- $456 M, Uganda- $451 M, Congo- $359 M, Ethiopia- $981 M, Pakistan- $2 B, South Africa- $566 M,
Senegal- $698 M, Mozambique- $404 M, Zambia- $331 M,
Kazakhstan- $304 M, Iraq- $1.08 B, Tanzania- $554 M,...with literally Billions of Dollars and they still hate us!

*And let’s not forget IRAN...great combination - “Money & Missiles!”

But on the other hand, Our retired seniors, Living on a 'fixed income,' Receive NO aid! Nor do they get any breaks, while our government and religious organizations will pour Hundreds of Billions Of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries! Someone needs to explain to them that Charity begins at HOME!
And another atrocity...We have Hundreds of adoptable American Children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of Foreign Orphans. AMERICA: A country where we have Countless Homeless without shelter, Children going to bed hungry, Elderly going without needed medication and the Mentally ill without treatment, etc.

YET...Now Just Imagine if Our own *GOVERNMENT* Gave 'US' the same support they give to foreign countries. One of the things at the top of Trump's list. They're scared silly of him and worried their gravy train will be gone if they allow him to be elected! I'm not a fan of his mouth, but his opponent is already part of the problem and hasn't done anything about it, and Won't. Sad, Isn't It?


Hillionaire”    #3   Contributed by a Classmate

Africa”            #4   Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin   (this is really outstanding - listen closely)

Robin Hood & Little John”       #5   Contributed by Jake & Honor   (they like other animals)
 
Great Bug”       #6  Contributed by Bob Graham   (this would have been great in high school)
 


“Teddy Had It So Right! Not Kennedy, But …  Roosevelt!”       #7       
Contributed by a Classmate

Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and Assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every fadet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American Flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English Language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American People.”  Teddy Roosevelt


“A List”        #8
Contributed by a Classmate
    
I believe that the basic premise is correct:  If you listen to Trump, he is hitting many of the hot buttons of the electorate.  But you have to listen to him and not be distracted by his showmanship and obnoxious behavior.

I like the list of 13 things that I, as a senior American citizen, want.

Trump is at least talking about issues that most Americans are concerned about. My mantra about Trump is this:  Truthfully, We are usually in agreement with most of what he says but wish someone else was saying it.  We are offended by his brash manner.  We are getting older and maybe our tickers aren't what they used to be, but what matters is that he covers most of the 13 things we as seniors want – at least I do for sure.

1. Hillary: held accountable for her previous wrongs!

2. Put “GOD” back in America!

3. Borders: Closed or tightly guarded!

4. Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare plans as everybody else.

5. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW!

6. Language: English only!

7. Culture: Constitution and the Bill of Rights!

8. Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before & during Welfare!

9. Freebies: NONE to Non-Citizens!

10. Budget: Balance the damn thing!

11. Foreign Countries: Stop giving them our money! Charge them for our help!  We need it here.

12. Fix the TAX CODE!

And most of all:

13. “RESPECT OUR MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!”

 “Short Memoir”         #9
Contributed by Linda (Wanke) Rapp
(the last ones - a good read)

Children of the 1930s & 1940s "The Last Ones"

Born in the 1930s and early 1940s, we exist as a very special age cohort.  We are the “last ones.”  We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off.  We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.  We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available.  My mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart.
 
We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see gold stars in the front windows of our grieving neighbors.  We can also remember the parades on August 15, 1945; VJ Day.

We saw the ‘boys’ home from the war build their Cape Cod style houses, pouring the cellar, tar papering it over and living there until they could afford the time and money to build it out.

We are the last who spent childhood without television; instead imagining what we heard on the radio.   As we all like to brag, with no TV, we spent our childhood “playing outside until the street lights came on.”   We did play outside and we did play on our own.  There was no little league.

The lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we had little real understanding of what the world was like.  Our Saturday afternoons, if at the movies, gave us newsreels of the war and the holocaust sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.  Newspapers and magazines were written for adults.   We are the last who had to find out for ourselves.
 
As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth.   The G.I. Bill gave returning veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow. VA loans fanned a housing boom.  Pent up demand coupled with new installment payment plans put factories to work. New highways would bring jobs and mobility.  The veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.  In the late 40s and early 50’s the country seemed to lie in the embrace of brisk but quiet order as it gave birth to its new middle class.  Our parents understandably became absorbed with their own new lives.  They were free from the confines of the depression and the war.  They threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined.
 
We weren’t neglected but we weren’t today’s all-consuming family focus.  They were glad we played by ourselves ‘until the street lights came on.’  They were busy discovering the post war world.
 
Most of us had no life plan, but with the unexpected virtue of ignorance and an economic rising tide we simply stepped into the world and went to find out.  We entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where we were welcomed.  Based on our naïve belief that there was more where this came from, we shaped life as we went.
 
We enjoyed a luxury; we felt secure in our future.  Of course, just as today, not all Americans shared in this experience.  Depression poverty was deep rooted.  Polio was still a crippler.  The Korean War was a dark presage in the early 1950s and by mid-decade school children were ducking under desks.   China became Red China.  Eisenhower sent the first "advisors" to Vietnam.  Castro set up camp in Cuba and Khrushchev came to power.
 
We are the last to experience an interlude when there were no existential threats to our homeland.  We came of age in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  The war was over and the cold war, terrorism, climate change, technological upheaval and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with insistent unease.
 
Only we can remember both a time of apocalyptic war and a time when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty.   We experienced both.
 
We grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better not worse.

We did not have it easy.  Our wages were low, we did without, we lived within our means, we worked hard to get a job, and harder still to keep it.  Things that today are considered necessities, we considered unreachable luxuries.  We made things last.  We fixed, rather than replaced.  We had values and did not take for granted that "Somebody will take care of us".  We cared for ourselves and we also cared for others.




“Quit Trashing Obama's Accomplishments”     #10
Contributed by a Classmate



He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
5. First President to violate the War Powers Act.
6. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
7. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
8. First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
9. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
10. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
11. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
12. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
13. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
14. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
15. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
16. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
17. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
18. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
19. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
20. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
21. First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
22. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
23. First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
24. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
25. First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
26. First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his first five years in office.
27. First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
29. First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
30. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
31. First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
32. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
33. First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
34. First President to repeat the Koran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
35. First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
36. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
37. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion!
 



“In Re-Looking Back In 2130”---THINK ABOUT IT!       #11
Contributed by a Classmate

Everyone who reads this today will be long gone in 2130 (well maybe not all) so, to indulge this, please put on the “imagination cap” and pretend, for a moment, that you are your great grandchild and the year is 2130. You are pondering events of the previous century.

“A century ago, Americans were deeply divided along racial, religious and philosophical lines- to an extent that they hadn’t been in many decades. Fifty years after major civil rights legislation had been passed under the administration of Lyndon Johnson, Americans once again found themselves increasingly polarized on the issues of racial and ethnic coexistence…

Having elected its first African-American president, largely because of his race, and its first woman president, largely because of her sex, Americans had then elected their first Hispanic president, largely because of his ethnicity, and then elected their first openly gay president, largely because of his sexual preference. Yet, because each of these “identity” presidents chose to place emphasis on their own identity group, at the expense of the larger country as a whole, America slipped into a chain of events which figuratively and literally tore the country apart…

Today, in 2130, what had been the United States of America is now divided into four separate nations, following a second American Civil War which tore the country apart- those being the (northeastern) Socialist Republic of America, the (western) Nacion’ de America Hispanica, the (southeastern) Federal Republic of America, and the (central, upper midwestern ) Islamic State of America. Following the second American Civil War, fought in the years 2036-2040, there occurred a mass migration, largely upon ethnic and philosophical lines…

Encouraged by events taking place in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, radical Islamists migrated to the central and upper Midwestern part of what had been the United States, established their capital in Minneapolis, and renamed it Obamastan after the forty-fourth president. They enacted Sharia Law and virtually all of the people in these regions are Muslims. Women must cover their faces in public, and are not afforded the right to vote, nor leave their homes unescorted…

Increasing immigration of Mexicans and Central Americans to the southwestern and western portions of what had been the United States, Hispanics voted in separate referenda to secede from the United States and established their own capital in Los Angeles. Spanish was declared the official language in these areas.

Conservative and Christian Americans, who were facing increasing intolerance before, and after, the war, migrated to what had been the southeastern United States, setting up their government in Atlanta. Foreign-born Christians, seeking asylum from Islamic governments in Europe and Asia, were grudgingly admitted into the ports of Miami, Hampton Roads and New Orleans, prompting a significant increase in population in the southeast. There was also a notable migration of Israelis, who had miraculously survived their war with Iran, forced to leave what had been their homeland in the Middle East…

LGBT Americans, realizing that remaining in the Central and Midwestern regions would mean capital punishment, largely migrated east, along with many socialist and academic liberals (also not tolerated in the Islamic States), establishing a new, single-party government in what had been Washington, DC, and changed the name of this city to Alinskygrad, named after Saul Alinsky, the creator of community activism and author of “Rules for Radicals”. Christianity was outlawed in this area, as was gun ownership, and citizens remaining there were forced to sign an oath repudiating the Constitution of the United States as well as all forms of conservatism…

Each of these newly formed republics continue to struggle with inter-regional trade and commercial issues, but it appears that a trade agreement is currently in the works between the southeastern Federal Republic of the United States and the Nacion’ de America Hispanica, since both tolerate religious freedom, and have agreed to bilingual labeling of products going in and out of both nations…”

Back to 2016…Think about the scenario described above and ask yourself whether such a scenario is good for America and how this might happen - assuming the world survives. If you take issue with this scenario, then challenge yourself to make sure that this does not happen, based on what you do, today, tomorrow, and in the near future.

“What Did Presidents Hoover, Truman, and   Eisenhower Have In Common?”       #12
Contributed by a Classmate

This is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn't know of this until it was pointed out to me.

Back during the great depression, Herbert Hoover ordered the
deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work.

Harry Truman deported over two million illegal aliens after W.W.II to create jobs for Returning veterans.

In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexicans. The program was called Operation Wetback. It was done so W.W.II and Korean War veterans would have a better chance at jobs. It took two years, but they deported them!

Now, if they could deport the illegal aliens back then, they could
surely do it today. If you have doubts about the veracity of this
information, enter Operation Wetback into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself.

Why, you might ask, can't they do this today? Actually the answer is quite simple. Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower were men of honor, not untrustworthy politicians looking for votes!



Did Hillary Clinton Committee Treason?”           #13    Contributed by a Classmate


“Two Looks - Conservative & Liberal”             #14
Contributed by two Classmates


• Welfare Reform, Conservative response:

People on welfare are just looking for a handout. They just want people like me to bust my ass to pay for their lazy habits. They would rather live off the government then get out and work for a living. It’s not my responsibility to pay for those who are too pathetic to get a job. Welfare is socialism! Get off your ass you bunch of bums and get a job. Stop looking to others to help you help yourself! We’re all given the same equal opportunities in life, it’s not my responsibility to bail you out.

• The Role of Government, Liberal Response:

While government is not always the best option, it does often serve a good purpose. The role of government is to protect the people. While some issues may be debatable as to how far the government should reach into our personal lives, the private sector is often just as, if not more, corrupt. The government is far from perfect, but services such as public roads, public schools, waste disposal, clean water, traffic signals, law enforcement, emergency services, our military, public universities, Pell grants, Interstate Highways and other programs that are similar, show that government can be a vital support structure in all of our everyday lives.

 “This Is Einstein”       #15       Contributed by Ted Dumke (a different type of bird - enjoy)

Funny Dogs”             #16     Contributed by Jake & Honor Graham (take a break from politics and check out some of our friends)

Blaze Says - No - To Kennel”  #17  Contributed by Charlene (Wiper) Swenson  (no means no!)



“Now You Know Why The Main Street Media Is Biased!”               #18
Contributed by a Classmate

• ABC News Executive Producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security  Advisor

• CBS President David Rhodes is brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor for strategic Communications

• ABC and Univision Reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Kate Hogan, Obama's former Deputy Press Secretary Kate Hogan who is now head of Chicago based Organization for Action, similar to ACORN

• ABC President Ben  Sherwood is brother of Obama's Special Advisor, Elizabeth Sherwood

• CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.



“Who Will Pay The Pecker Checker?”        #19
Contributed by a Classmate (with a sense of humor)

There are important questions to be answered about this bathroom legislation and transgenders being able to use a restroom of the gender that they "identify" with.
Will public restrooms be required to have a Genital Inspection Station posted at the entrance to all public restrooms?
Who will have to pay these Pecker Checkers the people using the restroom, or the entity that owns the restroom?
And how much money will a Pecker Checker be paid to check peckers?

Or, do we pay a Pecker Checker by the number of peckers checked by each Pecker Checker?
How many peckers can a Pecker Checker check if a Pecker Checker could check peckers?
What has this country come to when the U.S. Department of Labor has to create a new job description of Politically Correct Restroom Service Inspectors?
Want to guess their motto..........???
 
"If you gotta pee - We gotta see!”


“Don’t Be Frightened - Be Aware!”            #20
Contributed by a Classmate

This is written by a Muslim and should be required reading for all, especially the Politicians!

“Twenty years from now”

This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim. Make sure you read the paragraph towards the end. Joys of Muslim Women. By Nonie Darwish.

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.

To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry.

The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family.

Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shari'ah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the Western World (Canada, Australia, United States and Britain)

Muslim men are starting to demand Shari’ah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her.

It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American, Canadian, and British Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shari'ah law.

By passing this on, enlightened Canadian, Australians, American and British women may avoid becoming a slave under Shari'ah Law.

Ripping the West in Two.

Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shari'ah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment:

The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.

Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old.

Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza.

When he died, he was considered a “shahid,” a martyr for jihad.

His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing.

She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping shari'ah law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.

Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual... Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Shari'ah teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims.

Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Shari'ah encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.

While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Shari'ah advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism

It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmuring in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in Canada, Australia, the U.S. and Britain to elect the heads of government by themselves!

Rest assured they will do so. You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA;  Dearborn Mich. is one and there are others. Britain has several cities now totally controlled by Muslims.

It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity, and accept Muslims as peaceful. Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.

The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While Canada, Australia, the U.S.A. and Britain are getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on North America, Australia and Britain.



The Quack Squad”     #21  Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin  (this will quack you up)



“Poof No USA...”      #22
Contributed by a Classmate
 

We are so asleep and in need of an awakening. Some of these things on the list are NOT “all of a sudden,” but have been going on several years already. Some would have been unbelievable a few years ago. May God help us and have mercy.
 
Think, all of this in less than 8 years.
 
Before Obama there was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in America.
 
• All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the bible are banned in schools.
 
• All of a sudden we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools, airports and businesses.
 
• All of a sudden we must stop serving pork in prisons.
 
• All of a sudden we are inundated with law suits by Muslims who are offended by American culture.
 
• All of a sudden we must allow burkas to be worn everywhere even though you have no idea who or what is covered up under them.
 
• All of a sudden Muslims are suing employers and refusing to do their jobs if they personally deem it conflicts with Sharia Law.
 
• All of a sudden the Attorney General of the United States vows to prosecute anyone who engages in “anti-Muslim speech”.
 
• All of a sudden, Jihadists who engage in terrorism and openly admit they acted in the name of Islam and ISIS, are emphatically declared they are NOT Islamic by our leaders and/or their actions are determined NOT to be terrorism, but other nebulous terms like “workplace violence.”
 
• All of a sudden, it becomes Policy that Secular Middle East dictators that were benign or friendly to the West, must be replaced by Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood.
 
• All of a sudden our troops are withdrawn from Iraq and the middle east, giving rise to ISIS.
 
• All of a sudden, America has reduced its nuclear stockpiles to 1950 levels, as Obama's stated goal of a nuke-free America by the time he leaves office continues uninterrupted.
 
• All of a sudden, a deal with Iran must be made at any cost, with a pathway to nuclear weapons and HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars handed over to fund their programs.
 
• All of a sudden America APOLOGIZES to Muslim states and sponsors of terror worldwide for acts of aggression, war and sabotage THEY perpetrate against our soldiers.
 
• All of a sudden, the American Navy is diminished to 1917 Pre-World War I levels of only 300 ships. The Army is at pre-1940 levels. The Air Force scraps 500 planes and planned to retire the use of the A-10 Thunderbolt close air support fighter. A further draw down of another 40,000 military personnel is in progress.
 
• All of a sudden half of our aircraft carriers are recalled for maintenance by Obama rendering the Atlantic unguarded, NONE are in the Middle East.
 
• All of a sudden Obama has to empty Guantanamo Bay of captured Jihadists and let them loose in Jihad-friendly Islamic states. He demands to close the facility.
 
• All of a sudden America will negotiate with terrorists and trade FIVE Taliban commanders for a deserter and Jihad sympathizer.
 
• All of a sudden there is no money for American poor, disabled veterans, jobless Americans, hungry Americans, or displaced Americans but there is endless money for Obama's “Syrian refugee” resettlement programs.
 
• All of sudden there is an ammunition shortage in the USA.
 
• All of a sudden, the most important thing for Obama to do after a mass shooting by two Jihadists, is disarm American Citizens.
 
• All of a sudden, the President of the United States cannot attend the Christian Funerals of a Supreme Court Justice and a former First Lady because of previous (seemingly unimportant) commitments.
 
· All of a sudden the President of the United States won’t attend the funeral of a flag-rank Officer (Gen. Greene) killed in action; he played golf. But he sends a big delegation to Michael Brown’s funeral. He sends a minor delegation to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. He won’t acknowledge Chris Kyle’s murder, but he’ll fly the Flag at half staff for Whitney Houston.
 
*All of a sudden, I’m sick to my stomach. I’m not sure the majority of Americans recognize the seriousness of the situation and how much “progress” has been made by Islam these last 7 years, a very brief time compared to a 75 year lifetime!



“Blaming the Seniors”      #23
Contributed by a Classmate

The biggest factor of why Seniors are losing more and more benefits. They are getting blamed for the country going broke.    

It's easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they're put together and this picture emerges. Someone did a lot of research to put together all of this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making them difficult to find.  

A Real Eye Opener - WHY is the USA BANKRUPT? Read this:
 
We have been hammered with the propaganda that it was the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us. I hope the following #11 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the readers gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.   

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal immigrants each year by state governments.  
 
Verify At:  
http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8 

2. $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food Assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal immigrants. 
 
Verify At:  
http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML 

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal immigrants.
   
Verify At:
http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on   Primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
 
Verify At:
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt...0.HTML 

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for Education for the American-born Children of illegal immigrants, known as Anchor babies.
    
Verify At:    
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal immigrants.
 
Verify at:    
http://transcripts.cnn.com/%20TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison Inmates are illegal immigrants.
   
Verify at: 
https://owa.slugger.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx 

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on Illegal immigrants for Welfare & Social Services by the American taxpayers.
   
Verify at:  
http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.HTML 

9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal immigrants.
   
Verify at:  
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRI 

10. In 2006, illegal immigrants sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their Countries of origin.
  
Verify at:   
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11. The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes committed By Illegal Immigrants In The United States!
  
Verify at:      
http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtmlhref=target=blankhref=href= href=href=http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml%3erel=nofollow target=_blanksaprocessedanchor="true">http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml%3erel=nofollow 
     
The total cost is a whopping  $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.  

Are We THAT Stupid? YES, FOR ALLOWING THOSE IN THE U.S.  CONGRESS TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!   
 

“49er”        #24
Contributed by Bob Graham   (well done)
 

Cop Who Shot Young Minority Male Sends Kaepernick Item He’ll Never Forget.

Retired police officer Chris Amos, a father of three, had the spotlight shone on him while he was still in uniform. Amos shot and killed a young minority male and was given paid leave.
He is exactly the type of police officer that Kaepernick spoke about when he said, “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder!”

However, Amos decided to show Kaepernick something that the NFL Player didn’t know: “that they were more alike than he realized”.

“An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick”

Dear Colin guess you have been pretty busy these last few days. For the record I don’t think any more or less of you for not standing for the national anthem. Honestly, I never thought that much about you, or any professional athlete for that matter, to begin with. I’ve read your statement a few times and want you to know I am one of the reasons you are protesting. You see I am a retired police officer that had the misfortune of having to shoot and kill a 19-year-old African-American male. And just like you said, I was the recipient of about $3,000 a month while on leave, which was a good thing because I had to support a wife and three children under 7 years old for about 2 months with that money. Things were pretty tight because I couldn’t work part-time. Every police officer I’ve ever known has worked part-time to help make ends meet.

You know, Colin, the more I think about it, the more we seem to have in common. I really pushed myself in rehab to get back on the street, kind of like you do to get back on the field. You probably have had a broken bone or two and some muscle strains and deep bruising that needed a lot of work. I just had to bounce back from a gunshot wound to the chest and thigh. Good thing we both get paid when we are too banged up to “play,” huh? We both also know what it’s like to get blind sided. You by a 280-pound defensive end, ouch! Me, by a couple of rounds fired from a gun about 2 feet away into my chest and thigh. We also both make our living wearing uniforms, right? You have probably ruined a jersey or two on the field of play. I still have my blood stained shirt that my partner and paramedics literally ripped off my back that cold night in January.

Fortunately, like you I was given a new one. Speaking of paramedics aren’t you glad the second we get hurt trainers and doctors are standing by waiting to rush onto the field to scoop us up. I’m thankful they get to you in seconds. It only took them about 10 minutes to get to me. By the grace of God, the artery in my thigh didn’t rupture or else 10 minutes would have been about 9 minutes too late.

We also have both experienced the hate and disgust others have just because of those uniforms we wear. I sure am glad for your sake that the folks who wear my uniform are on hand to escort you and those folks that wear your uniform into stadiums in places like Seattle!

I guess that’s where the similarities end, Colin. You entertain for a living, I and almost 800,000 others across this country serve and protect. Are there some bad apples within my profession? Absolutely, and they need to be identified and fired or arrested! But you know what, the vast majority do the right thing, the right way, for the right reason. Did I mention that seconds before I was shot, an elderly African-American gentleman walking down the sidewalk, turned to my partner and I as we rode past and said, “Get them.” Get who, you ask? The thugs terrorizing an otherwise good and decent neighborhood, home to dozens of good, decent African-American families trying to raise those families in communities not protected by gates and security guards. No these folks and families depend on America’s law enforcement officers.

Colin, I have buried 7 friends killed in the line of duty and three others who have committed suicide. I have attended more funerals than I care to remember of neighboring departments who have lost officers in the line of duty, during my career. Law enforcement officers with different backgrounds, upbringings and experiences united by their willingness to answer the call to protect and serve their fellow citizens.

Colin, I am sorry for the endorsement deals you may lose and the dip in jersey sales, but please know you will NEVER lose what these men and women and their families have lost. And so whether you stand or sit during the national anthem means very little to me. As for me and the men and women on whose team I was privileged to serve, we will put on our ballistic vests, badge and gun, kiss our loved ones goodbye, for some tragically for the last time, and out into a shift of uncertainty we will go.

We will continue to protect and continue to serve and we will be standing at attention, Colin, not just for the playing of our national anthem, but far more importantly for the playing of Taps.



D0N’T FORGET:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY TO ALL OCTOBER CLASSMATES




OCTOBER (AWARENESS MONTH) - DATES TO REMEMBER:

1---International Frugal Fun Day - World Vegetarian Day.
2---National Custodial Worker Day - Name Your Car Day - Oktoberfest.
3---Techies Day - Virus Appreciation Day.
4---National Golf Day - National Frappe Day.
5---National Kale Day - World Teacher's Day.
6---Come and Take it Day - Mad Hatter Day - Physician Assistant Day.
7---Bald and Free Day - World Smile Day.
8---American Touch Tag Day.
9--- Curious Events Day - Fire Prevention Day - Leif Erikson Day -
Moldy Cheese Day.
10---Columbus Day - International Newspaper Carrier Day - National Angel Food Cake Day.
11---It's My Party Day.
12---Cookbook Launch Day - Emergency Nurses Day - National Fossil Day - Old Farmer's Day - Moment of Frustration Day - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - National Gumbo Day.
13---International Skeptics Day.
14---Be Bald and Free Day - National Dessert Day - World Egg Day.
15---White Cane Safety Day - Sweetest Day.
16---Bosses Day - Dictionary Day.
17---Wear Something Gaudy Day.
18---No Beard Day.
19---Evaluate Your Life Day.
20---Brandied Fruit Day.
21---Babbling Day - Count Your Buttons Day - National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.
22---Make a Difference Day - National Nut Day.
23---Mother-In-Law Day - National Mole Day - TV Talk Show Host Day.
24---National Bologna Day - United Nations Day.
25---Punk for a Day - World Pasta Day.
26---National Mincemeat Day.
27---National Tell a Story Day - Navy Day.
28---Frankenstein Friday -  Plush Animal Lover's Day.
29---Hermit Day - National Frankenstein Day.
30---National Candy Corn Day - Mischief Night.
31---Carve a Pumpkin Day - Halloween -  Increase Your Psychic Powers Day.

 

 


Thank You, again and again and again! I received more information than I knew what to do with...that should explain why this Newsletter is the “LONGEST” that we have ever sent out, since Number One in October of 2004!

God Bless YOU & YOURS & God Bless THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Hooah, Hugs and Thank You All, we will get together again in November,

            Bob

 

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