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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
*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
• “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
• BLACK LIVES MATTER
• POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
• 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)
of Certain Facts” #1 Contributed by a
“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?
#3 Contributed by a Classmate
#4 Contributed by Bruce Ahlvin (this is really
outstanding - listen closely)
Hood & Little John” #5 Contributed by Jake & Honor
(they like other animals)
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,
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
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
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
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)
14. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in
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
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
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
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
28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to
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
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
“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
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
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
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
“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!
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.
Is Einstein” #15 Contributed by Ted Dumke (a
different type of bird - enjoy)
Dogs” #16 Contributed by Jake & Honor Graham
(take a break from politics and check out some of our friends)
Says - No - To Kennel” #17 Contributed by Charlene (Wiper)
Swenson (no means no!)
“Now You Know Why The Main Street Media Is Biased!”
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,
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Think, all of this in less than 8 years.
Before Obama there was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in
• 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
• 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”
• 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
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.
2. $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food Assistance programs
such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal
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!
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for Education for the
American-born Children of illegal immigrants, known as Anchor
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison Inmates are illegal immigrants.
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on Illegal immigrants for
Welfare & Social Services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are
caused by the illegal immigrants.
10. In 2006, illegal immigrants sent home $45 BILLION in remittances
to their Countries of origin.
11. The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex
crimes committed By Illegal Immigrants In The United States!
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!!!
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
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
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.
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
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
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