Honor & Sacrifice / Recognition of

“Killed in action the week before, the body of Staff Sergeant John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009 . The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time.

Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. Georgia remains one of those graceful places. The link below is a short travelogue of that day’s remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored”.

http://blip.tv/play/AYGJ5h6YgmE

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Retirement and economic meltdown

This is the kind of news most of us do not want to hear and we tend to ignore it as it is unpleasant to say the least. To some, this is nothing more than more scary or frightening propaganda passed on by unhappy people, who seem to enjoy causing discomfort to others. To yet others, this is a warning alert sent out in order to prepare our citizens for some very bad times ahead in our nation’s future, and we can all hope and pray that it never gets as bad as suggested in the below article. Even if it becomes only half as bad as suggested, then we will still have issues at home that are far beyond what we have ever experienced thus far.

When we think at the possible effects of our cities , towns, and counties running low or out of monies, the only solutions are raising taxes and those easiest to tap are those owning their properties as otherwise those properties can be confiscated under foreclosure rulings, and then one has to determine where they can afford to live and if they can afford other than maybe the eking out of a living. Furthermore, cities, towns, and counties will have to delay road repairs and such, as well as laying off workers at one end and having to hire more security and first responder forces at the other end. No matter how that is done it will be difficult for all in the end. Worse yet, if we cannot properly fund our city, county, and local needs, then we will not be able to fund our multi-billion dollar military needs with up-to-date items as aircraft, ships, etc.

Our present day military forces stand at 1/2 the numbers that we had during the peace time era albeit called the “Cold War,” and even so, we most likely will not be able to sustain the present numbers of our present day forces. Eventually, parts will then become in short supply for those items of equipment now in our national and military inventories. Additionally, future innovations and planned purchases will have to be delayed or simply removed from future outlays of funding. Worse yet, we have many enemies both from within and without who are seeking the demise of our once great nation, and that makes us subject to attack and possible conquest, and eventual subjugation by foreign entities.

Our main enemies are the Communists and Jihadists/Radical Muslims, and the only thing that has been blocking their take- over in many parts of the world has been the USA, and if we fall or falter then they will proceed with their repeated and well publicized goals of world conquest. It is that simple, yet many of our own leaders try to obfuscate this basic and common sense truth of it all, with scholarly verbiage or legal terms, or with suggestions of appeasement, or else by demeaning or ranting against our past administrations and our national history as well. Sometimes, we Americans are our own worst enemy.

If we Americans continue to be concerned more with the death of an entertainer like Michael Jackson than in who is running our nation into the ground and why, then there is little hope of reversing the below trends. We still have the time and ability to correct much of this, but it will require American citizens to become much more educated and concerned with national and international issues, and to vote out those who are the cause of much of these present day problems and issues, than has been shown by most of us to date.

If the below projection is accurate, anyone drawing a government retirement, especially a state or city retirement, could be effected by that entity going broke in the next 2-3 years. California brought their problems on themselves (unchecked illegal invasion from Mexico that swelled the welfare/entitlement rolls, sky high property taxes, ridiculous environmental regulations, and so on that forced many companies to move out of state taking their taxes and jobs with them). Other states, such as New York, Tax chooses, and others are not far behind. This is the direct result of globalist and liberal politics (moving companies overseas, which reduces the jobs, thereby reducing the tax base etc.). This country is in for a serious collapse. Better get you and your families ready for the worst. Our government pension checks may be in serious jeopardy.

Thought you might be interested in reading this.

Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Alabama Retirement Systems, the 43rd largest investment fund in America, spoke at Rotary Club here yesterday. He is one of the most respected fund controllers in the United States today by his peers.

Bronner had the following to say:

1) Next month, July, California hits the wall financially, that will send a ripple effect across the US economy, AND over the next two years one state after the other will fall to its knees financially as the federal government stimulus package ends by 2011. It has helped various states at different levels comparative to their economic condition. He says the stimulus package is what’s

been keeping the states alive for now…except for California which was in such terrible shape the stimulus package wasn’t enough to really help them. “They go first” He said Alabama would hit the wall in February of 2011, late in the game as Alabama is in better shape than other states. Bronner says Alabama might dodge the bullet if the economy revives enough by then. But, he doesn’t really think things will improve enough by then to avoid a crisis…”It will be the largest economic crisis in the history of the State of Alabama”

Bronner says Alabama will experience such significant shortfalls by 2011 that taxes will have to be raised substantially to avoid collapse…probably on property. And that practically all states will face a similar fate.

2) Within 120 to 150 days from now the commercial real estate market nationally begins to collapse as stores, malls, and shopping strips, and industrial plant have enough closures (store and plant) and loss of rental revenue to make them unable to pay their mortgages. They will start going into foreclosure unable to pay their mortgages in a significant way at that time

creating a second wave of economic disaster starting three to four months from now.

3) Unless oil stays above $70 a barrel Russian and Mexican economics will begin to unravel as countries (“socio-economic collapse”) economies require that much from oil to have an adequate revenue stream to feed their people and economies. AND, the only other big revenue stream for Mexico is illegal drugs sold in the US…so their economy will intensify their focus on selling drugs in America as a result in order to survive if oil doesn’t stay above $70…he said $90 would be better for them.

4) The US economy (according to Bronner) is today like a patient in the emergency room in the process of having a heart attack. He said people tend to think of it as being in the hospital for cancer or chronic disease. Without the huge Bush stimulus, and then the huge Obama stimulus, the economy would have already flat lined…(i.e. we’d be experiencing a Great Depression style

economic collapse heading toward 25% unemployment or so as the tumble would have continued and intensified at an increasing rate, with the stock market hitting around 2,000) Bronner said the depth of the crisis was greater than ANYONE realized and agrees today, after learning the extent of the crisis, that the federal government simply had to start “shoveling” money at it to prevent a true and complete collapse of our economy.. He said he, at first, was mad at this shoveling of money until he learned the truth about the amount of money necessary to prevent a total collapse which he believes would have happened.

5) Inflation will not arrive for 3 to 5 years as the economy is in a deflationary stage due to the economic plummet…and will not experience inflation until people start “buying things” again, and that’s going to take a while! He also believes 3 to 5 years is probably the term until true economic recovery establishes in the US and world economy.

6) China must start selling their products to people in their own country and paying their workers enough to buy them. This would increase their products prices, reducing their exports (and “besides they will lose interest in having more US dollars anyway”) and enabling other countries (US) to compete with them.

7) The greatest threat to the US economy is one of around 9 world events that could heap misery on top of misfortune at exactly the wrong time. A nuclear incident with N Korea, a plague, Israel attacking Iran (oil shock), or such could still throw the US economy into a Great Depression style situation. He said the greatest risk of this is anytime from now until the world economy gets somewhat back on its feet…in 3 to 5 years.

You may or may not believe it. But, at least it’s from a credible and intelligent source.

4th of July Freedom is never free!

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence ? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured. Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags. Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly . He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward. Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid. Remember: freedom is never free! I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please. It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

Allah or the Lord Jesus Christ?

The Muslim religion is by far the fastest growing religion in the UK .

Last month I attended my annual training session that’s required for maintaining my prison security clearance.

During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their beliefs.

I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say.

The Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video.

After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.

When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked: ‘Please, correct me if I’m wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven.

If that’s the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?’

There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied, ‘Non-believers!’

I responded, ‘So, let me make sure I have this straight.

All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in heaven.

Is that correct?’

The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of ‘a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.’

He sheepishly replied, ‘Yes.’

I then stated, ‘Well, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope Benedict commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in heaven!’

The Imam was speechless!

I continued, ‘I also have a problem with being your ‘friend’ when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you a question.

Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to heaven and He wants you to be there with me?’

You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam remained speechless.

Needless to say, the organizers and promoters of the ‘Diversification’ training seminar were not happy with this way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslims’ beliefs.

Within twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.K. to elect a government of their choice, complete with sharia law

I think everyone in the U.K. should be required to read this, but with the Liberal justice system, liberal media and political correctness madness, there is no way this will be widely publicised.

Please pass this on to all your e-mail contacts.

John Harrison MBE. MIDSc

This incident happened in London

Paid to Click Sites that Pay!!!

I have been using these sites for several months now and I am earning over $200/ month between all of them. I will only post sites that have paid. When I have been paid by additional sites I will add them.

  • The absolute best site that I have ever joined is hits4pay. This site has been around for over 10 years. Longevity is something that is almost nonexistent in this industry. Instead of joining the newest site that will probably be gone in a month stick with a site that you know will be around tomorrow and has an excellent payout record. They pay you 2 cents for each click and 1 cent for your referrals clicks 2 levels deep. They also give you a $10 sign up bonus which makes that $25 payout a lot easier to reach. This is a very reliable and respectable PTC site and one of the few that still offers Paypal as a payment option.
Paid to Click Sites that Pay

  • My second favoite site is DealsnCash and I am kicking myself for not joining it sooner. This is a site that is run by the same reputable people as Hits4pay so I know that they will pay and have quality ads to click on. They also give you $.02 for every ad your referrals click on.
Paid to Click Sites that Pay

  • My third favorite site is the first site that I ever joined Clixsense. They have been very reliable and have a lot of sites to click on. It is a great site, but I would rank them higher if you got credit from your referrals ad views, but you only earn from their advertisement purchases. Other than that they are a great site, pay on time every time, and have a lot of daily ads. If you decide to upgrade to a premium membership you will usually get about 300-400 new ads when you complete the upgrade. They have a quite a few ads for non-premium members too though.
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  • My fourth favorite site is NeoBux. They have been a great website, and you can make a lot of money with referrals at this site. They have a decent amount of ads and seem and some great referral opportunities
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Here is a great site if you like offers and they have paid emails too!

Paid to Click Sites that Pay

 

Anyone can earn money with Paid to Click sites, you just have to follow a few rules so you don’t get in over your head. The first rule is to only join as many sites as you are able to keep track of. If you join every new PTC site you come across you will never earn any money, and will just get frustrated. You will see a lot of sites where the owner claims that the 100 PTC sites he has his referral links listed on are the best 100 out there. I find that to be ridiculous and a waste of time to anyone that comes across that site. Whenever I go through those types of sites I always find that about half of them are scam sites or questionable ones. The important thing to remember when joining new sites is to go with your instincts. If it is a poorly designed PTC site, they are probably a scam.


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Paid to Click Sites that Pay

I have been trying to make money online now for over 5 years. There are a lot of places out there that promise the world and then never come through. My first attempt to earn money online was through paid to read emails. When I think back now on the amount of time that I wasted reading emails and never received a single cent it makes me sick. However, I did learn a lot in that process and that has helped me to start seeing some great online earnings. The most important thing to realize that paid to click sites are not going to make you rich. However, they can provide some much needed extra income. I have been able to put gas in my car more times than I can count from money I have earned from these programs. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have had been able to afford to drive to work. The reason that I want to share this blog is because I want people to be able to avoid the frustration that I went through before I was able to make money. Unfortunately, there seem to be more scam Paid to Click sites than legitimate ones. That being said, I have only put sites on here that have paid me and that I trust or ones that I have thoroughly researched and they seem promising–I will always let you know. This is not an original idea, but most sites that I have seen like this have more links than I or anyone else with a life has time to manage. Many of those pages just sign up and start promoting without any proof of the legitimacy of the site. I want people that sign up for the sites that I promote to make money. Thank you for taking the time to view my blog.

A puzzle for smart people

I didn’t get it either and had to look at the answer; it’s so easy if you
Concentrate hard enough
 
A PUZZLE FOR SMART PEOPLE…. 
   
I am posting this so only smart reader can get it. I could not figure it out and had to look at the answer.  See if you can figure out what these words  have in common.  
 

Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Assess

 

     
Are you peeking or have you already given up?
 
Give it another try.  Look at each word carefully.
 
(You’ll kick yourself when you discover the answer.)

 

 

 
 
 
Answer:   No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters.  
 
Look again!

Answer:

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.

Did you figure it out? 
Link them here somore people will be stump them too. 😀

EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ ALL OF THIS and HAVE CHILDREN READ IT TOO!

After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack and get on-line. She logged on under her screen name ByAngel213. She checked her Buddy List and saw GoTo123 was on. She sent him an instant message:

ByAngel213:
Hi. I’m glad you are on! I thought someone was following me home today. It was really weird!

GoTo123:
LOL You watch too much TV. Why would someone be following you?
Don’t you live in a safe neighborhood?

ByAngel213:
Of course I do. LOL I guess it was my imagination cuz’ I didn’t see anybody when I looked out.

GoTo123:
Unless you gave your name out on-line. You haven’t done that have you?

ByAngel213:
Of course not. I’m not stupid you know.

GoTo123:
Did you have a softball game after school today?

ByAngel213:
Yes and we won!!

GoTo123:
That’s great! Who did you play?

ByAngel213:
We played the Hornets. LOL. Their uniforms are so gross! They look like bees. LOL

GoTo123:
What is your team called?

ByAngel213:
We are the Canton Cats. We have tiger paws on our uniforms. They are really cool..

GoTo1 23:
Did you pitch?

ByAngel213:
No I play second base. I got to go. My homework has to be done before my parents get home. I don’t want them mad at me. Bye!

GoTo123:
Catch you later. Bye

Meanwhile…….GoTo123 went to the member menu and began to search for her profile. When it came up, he highlighted it and printed it out. He took out a pen and began to write down what he knew about Angel so far.

Her name: Shannon
Birthday: Jan. 3, 1985
Age: 13
State where she lived: North Carolina

Hobbies: softball, chorus, skating and going to the mall. Besides this information, he knew she lived in Canton because she had just told him. He knew she stayed by herself until 6:30 p.m. every afternoon until her parents came home from work. He knew she played softball on Thursday afternoons on the school team, and the 20 Team was named the Canton Cats. Her favorite number 7 was printed on her jersey. He knew she was in the eighth grade at the Canton Junior High School . She had told him all this in the conversations they had on- line. He had enough information to find her now.

Shannon didn’t tell her parents about the incident on the way home from the ballpark that day. She didn’t want them to make a scene and stop her from walking home from the softball games. Parents were always overreacting and hers were the worst. It made her wish she was not an only child. Maybe if she had brothers and sisters, her parents wouldn’t be so overprotective.

By Thursday, Shannon had forgotten about the footsteps following her.

Her game was in full swing when suddenly she felt someone staring at her. It was then that the memory came back. She glanced up from her second base position to see a man watching her closely.

He was leaning against the fence behind first base and he smiled when she looked at him. He didn’t look scary and she quickly dismissed the sudden fear she had felt.

After the game, he sat on a bleacher while she talked to the coach. She noticed his smile once again as she walked past him. He nodded and she smiled back. He noticed her name on the back of her shirt. He knew he had found her.

Quietly, he walked a safe distance behind her. It was only a few blocks to Shannon ‘s home, and once he saw where she lived he quickly returned to the park to get his car.

Now he had to wait. He decided to get a bite to eat until the time came to go to Shannon ‘s house. He drove to a fast food restaurant and sat there until time to make his move.

Shannon was in her room later that evening when she heard voices in the living room.

“Shannon, come here,” her father called. He sounded upset and she couldn’t imagine why. She went into the room to see the man from the ballpark sitting on the sofa.

“Sit down,” her father began, “this man has just told us a most interesting story about you.”

Shannon sat back. How could he tell her parents anything? She had never seen him before today!

“Do you know who I am, Shannon ?” the man asked.

“No,” Shannon answered.

“I am a police officer and your online friend, GoTo123.”

Shannon was stunned. “That’s impossible! GoTo is a kid my age! He’s 14 And he lives in Michigan !”

The man smiled. “I know I told you all that, but it wasn’t true. You see, Shannon , there are people on-line who pretend to be kids; I was one of them. But while others do it to injure kids and hurt them, I belong to a group of parents who do it to protect kids from predators. I came here to find you to teach you how dangerous it is to talk to people on-line. You told me enough about yourself to make it easy for me to find you. You named the school you went to, the name of your ball team and the position you played. The number and name on your jersey just made finding you a breeze.”

Shannon was stunned. “You mean you don’t live in Michigan ?”

He laughed. “No, I live in Raleigh . It made you feel safe to think I was so far away, didn’t it?”

She nodded.

“I had a friend whose daughter was like you. Only she wasn’t as lucky. The guy found her and murdered her while she was home alone. Kids are taught not to tell anyone when they are alone, yet they do it all the time on-line. The wrong people trick you into giving out information a little here and there on-line. Before you know it, you have told them enough for them to find you without even realizing you have done it. I hope you’ve learned a lesson from this and won’t do it again.. Tell others about this so they will be safe too?”

“It’s a promise!”

That night Shannon and her Dad and Mom all knelt down together and thanked God for protecting Shannon from what could have been a tragic situation.