Wally World Tornado

Wally World Tornado 6-14-22

The twinkling of an eye.

The “twinkling of the eye” is the time it takes for light to enter the eye, reach the back of the eye, and be reflected back out. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second, so the Twinkle is about one billionth of a second.

The “Blinking” is a bit slower. But still too fast to recognize. A blink lasts somewhere between 300 and 400 milliseconds, or considerably less than half a second.

The severe weather alert came on the cell phone heralding the severe weather and tornado that was near. 

It left us with no time to do anything except pray, and pray we did!!

Have you ever noticed the passion level of prayer that increases when you’re facing dangerous situations?

Paraphrasing the good book it says in Psalms,”I will do what I told you I would do in the future serving You when I was really in trouble, Lord God just get me out of this jam!” 

In the army and in war they call them “foxhole prayers.”

Before we knew it, the tornado was on us like a train coming into a town after it had blown its loud whistle.

Fear tried to grip us.

 But Christ’s grip was stronger.

 We prayed and gave ourselves and the circumstance over to HIM.

Power went out, wi-fi service was done, cell phone connections were practically worthless, the crackle of electrical lines severing and transformers exploding. The snapping of large trees were ominous sounds.

Our imaginations were running wild as we tried to keep our emotions from blowing a gasket.

We really were beset by wonderment.

The calamity seemed to go on for an eternity but it was only a half an hour to 45 minutes.

When the wind finally started to calm down we saw people out the window with flashlights, trucks were moving around and finally the  ambulance showed up.

The next morning we went for a walk and began to see the devastation.

We found out upon walking around and conversing with various people that one couple in their 80s had a very large tree fall directly on their RV. The gentleman had to be air vacced  to Columbus because his lung was punctured with various broken bones, and a crushed pelvic.

The Mohican River which Wally World RV Park borders normally just a calm flowing stream where people like to kayak, tube and raft down was overflowing but had not yet crested.

Power lines were down, many of the RVs had severe damage, some of them were crushed.

When we walked around we had the privilege to hear some of the stories of the devastated and we were able to hear their stories and with compassion  shared with them how the Lord Jesus really saved us all.

One gentleman shared that his guardian angel had been watching out for him as his RV was crushed.  He spoke with us and his glasses were all distorted from being hit by various debris.

For us we realized that when calamity comes that’s not the time to try and get ready to meet the Lord because truly in the twinkling of an eye there’s not enough time to surrender to Christ that needs to happen before that time and with the rapture looming on all of us now is the time to be ready with Christ and to have completely given our lives over to Him.

 No one knows the hour when the Lord will come so NOW is the day of salvation NOW is the accepted time.

Crushed RV and flattened Nissan of man that needed to be taken to the hospital.

Man who acknowledged his guardian angel
Mohican River Flooding
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TEXAS

TEXAS: A LAND THAT I LOVE

Everything is big in Texas!

I just had the privilege to live for a half a year in the Lone Star State. 

When I got out of the Navy in 1976, I drove to L.A. from San Francisco where I was honorably discharged at Treasure Island.

From there I drove East on Interstate 10. When I got to Texas I learned a catchy phrase that I found out was all too true.

“The sun is risen and the sun is set and you ain’t out of Texas yet.”

From El Paso in Western Texas to the very Eastern  city of Orange, it is over 800 miles! Yet that is not even the longest way through Texas. The greater trek in miles through Texas is the Panhandle in the North to Brownsville in the South on the Rio Grande next to neighboring Mexico.

Billy Bobs in Fort Worth is the largest honky tonk in the world where more than 6000 fun loving folks of all ages can enjoy entertainment every day and night. More than 17 million visitors have come through Billy Bob’s doors since 1981.

Texas is the largest state in the lower 48, with 268,596 square miles. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. The Sam Houston Tollroad which encircles the city outside of the Interstate 610 beltway is 88 miles long!

Bullet facts of the TEXAS:

  • Texas means friends in Caddo Indian
  • Live music capital of the world
  • Has America’s largest rose garden
  • Was once an independent nation
  • Six flags have ruled over Texas
  • Dr. Pepper was invented in Texas
  • World’s first rodeo
  • World’s largest Convenience Store
  • In 1900 a category 4 hurricane hit Galveston killing more than 8,000 people  
  • America’s biggest state fair
  • Texas has world class museums
  • Second largest Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth 27 square miles, 5 terminals and 191 gates
  • The Texas State Capitol Building is taller than the U. S. Capitol.
Rodeo in Goliad
The Alamo

It is time to head back East to be closer to family but I will always treasure my time in Texas. 

I have saved the best for last. Some of America’s largest churches are in Texas. I found that the Gospel has made a great impact in this state and multitudes of people follow JESUS here!

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WRITE LIGHT

WRITE LIGHT

“It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.”

I can still remember this quote as I would watch television at sign off time around midnight, as a boy in the sixties, when the national anthem would come on and just before the sign off there would be a short prayer that would come on and this quote was mentioned just before that prayer.

It was in the mid 1960s when we got our first color television. 

I never really understood what they were trying to convey by that statement. “It’s better to light one candle than curse the darkness.”

As I ponder and meditate on that phrase in my life now one of the thoughts that comes to me is in order for people to be brought to the light the light needs to shine.

So if I’m busy talking about the darkness and all the murky details of how vile our society is becoming people may not see the light.

The person who declared Himself to be the Light of the world never said that we’re supposed to get rid of the darkness first and then come to HIM.

HE said, simply, “Come to ME.”

I believe that the light that is in us is best shown when we really love other people.

HE also said, “Love others as you love yourself.”

One of my favorite songs is entitled,”Love is the Answer,” by Todd Rundgren.

“Light of the world, shine on me love is the answer. Shine on us all set us free love is the answer.”

Light truly disperses the darkness.

 When I was a kid I had this bedroom with a small walk-in closet. It was very dark. I would go in and feel for the string that was attached to the incandescent light bulb. When I reached it and pulled, the light would flash on and woosh!! the darkness was instantly gone.

I have been writing now for around 5 years pretty regularly. Recently I wrote an article about the downfall of our society and other negative type articles.

A good friend of mine in a very kind way made me aware of my negativity.

As I thought about this matter, that’s when these two words came to me that I am going to start practicing now those two words are,”WRITE LIGHT.”

Good news like light travels fast.

People want to really know the Good News. The best news that was ever brought to man was the news that God had laid down His Life through His Son for us.

Now that is writing about the LIGHT!

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The EAT LESS DIET THE Eat LESS Food Diet. When you get to be as young as I am, losing weight really boils down to one thing. Eat LESS Food!!!  Metabolism slows down. I seem to be too. Translation: I don’t lose weight like I used to in my 30s and 40s and 50s. Imagine that! Well if you are over 60 like me, you would think that the food fight would be finally conquered.  Not so… Daily it is a battle for me to eat LESS. For me not so much what I’m eating, but how much. You see, I’m really learning by experience what this phrase means. LESS is better. In my early fifties I began to eat the good stuff again. I was in my early twenties when the health food movement was spawned in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I was living in California, the San Francisco Oakland Bay area, the city called Vallejo. Stationed at the local submarine base while our boat was in dry dock at Mare Island. My good buddy Phil who was from Michigan was a very long haired hippie before he came into the Navy and he turned me on to eating really well and some other things as well.  There were many evenings where Phil, Mike, Jolly and I would listen to a lot of loud rock music on our very cool stereos having smoked a lot of marijuana and through that getting what all pot smokers are familiar with, “the munchies,”  we would end up in submarine base cafe grill at Pearl Harbor. I would order two double cheese burgers loaded with chili and polish them off and never have to worry about gaining a pound because my metabolism was so high in my early twenties. Back to California two years later, I began to eat dried fruit, creamy brown cow yogurt, fresh squeezed cherry juice, and other healthy foods that were not very appetizing, depending of course how hungry one is. It wasn’t till my ’60s that I developed a real spare tire and the disease that we all know about and see a lot of in the United States. That disease is called Dunlop because my belly dunlopped over the belt! LOL I told my wife that I was going to have twins. LOL Those are all nice jokes and funny ways of saying and brushing off my problem, but in reality I was in the throes of Gluttony. I knew I was in trouble when a few weeks ago at the VA Clinic my doctor there, who is from Egypt, said that I was pre-diabetic.  The good news is I am eating LESS and have dropped around 10 lb. I need to get rid of another 25. How did I lose that pesky weight… LESS food. But I’m on the right road now thanks to a living relationship with JESUS. By the way, the name of that  road is LESS food. THE Eat LESS Food Diet. When you get to be as young as I am, losing weight really boils down to one thing. Eat LESS Food!!!  Metabolism slows down. I seem to be too. Translation: I don’t lose weight like I used to in my 30s and 40s and 50s. Imagine that! Well if you are over 60 like me, you would think that the food fight would be finally conquered.  Not so… Daily it is a battle for me to eat LESS. For me not so much what I’m eating, but how much. You see, I’m really learning by experience what this phrase means. LESS is better. In my early fifties I began to eat the good stuff again. I was in my early twenties when the health food movement was spawned in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I was living in California, the San Francisco Oakland Bay area, the city called Vallejo. Stationed at the local submarine base while our boat was in dry dock at Mare Island. My good buddy Phil who was from Michigan was a very long haired hippie before he came into the Navy and he turned me on to eating really well and some other things as well.  There were many evenings where Phil, Mike, Jolly and I would listen to a lot of loud rock music on our very cool stereos having smoked a lot of marijuana and through that getting what all pot smokers are familiar with, “the munchies,”  we would end up in submarine base cafe grill at Pearl Harbor. I would order two double cheese burgers loaded with chili and polish them off and never have to worry about gaining a pound because my metabolism was so high in my early twenties. Back to California two years later, I began to eat dried fruit, creamy brown cow yogurt, fresh squeezed cherry juice, and other healthy foods that were not very appetizing, depending of course how hungry one is. It wasn’t till my ’60s that I developed a real spare tire and the disease that we all know about and see a lot of in the United States. That disease is called Dunlop because my belly dunlopped over the belt! LOL I told my wife that I was going to have twins. LOL Those are all nice jokes and funny ways of saying and brushing off my problem, but in reality I was in the throes of Gluttony. I knew I was in trouble when a few weeks ago at the VA Clinic my doctor there, who is from Egypt, said that I was pre-diabetic.  The good news is I am eating LESS and have dropped around 10 lb. I need to get rid of another 25. How did I lose that pesky weight… LESS food. But I’m on the right road now thanks to a living relationship with JESUS. By the way, the name of that  road is LESS food.

THE Eat LESS Food Diet. When you get to be as young as I am, losing weight really boils down to one thing. Eat LESS Food!!!  Metabolism slows down. I seem to be too. Translation: I don't lose weight like I used to in my 30s and 40s and 50s. Imagine that! Well if you are over 60 like me, you would think that the food fight would be finally conquered.  Not so… Daily it is a battle for me to eat LESS. For me not so much what I'm eating, but how much. You see, I'm really learning by experience what this phrase means. LESS is better. In my early fifties I began to eat the good stuff again. I was in my early twenties when the health food movement was spawned in the late 1960's and early 1970's. I was living in California, the San Francisco Oakland Bay area, the city called Vallejo. Stationed at the local submarine base while our boat was in dry dock at Mare Island. My good buddy Phil who was from Michigan was a very long haired hippie before he came into the Navy and he turned me on to eating really well and some other things as well.  There were many evenings where Phil, Mike, Jolly and I would listen to a lot of loud rock music on our very cool stereos having smoked a lot of marijuana and through that getting what all pot smokers are familiar with, "the munchies,"  we would end up in submarine base cafe grill at Pearl Harbor. I would order two double cheese burgers loaded with chili and polish them off and never have to worry about gaining a pound because my metabolism was so high in my early twenties. Back to California two years later, I began to eat dried fruit, creamy brown cow yogurt, fresh squeezed cherry juice, and other healthy foods that were not very appetizing, depending of course how hungry one is. It wasn't till my '60s that I developed a real spare tire and the disease that we all know about and see a lot of in the United States. That disease is called Dunlop because my belly dunlopped over the belt! LOL I told my wife that I was going to have twins. LOL Those are all nice jokes and funny ways of saying and brushing off my problem, but in reality I was in the throes of Gluttony. I knew I was in trouble when a few weeks ago at the VA Clinic my doctor there, who is from Egypt, said that I was pre-diabetic.  The good news is I am eating LESS and have dropped around 10 lb. I need to get rid of another 25. How did I lose that pesky weight… LESS food. But I'm on the right road now thanks to a living relationship with JESUS. By the way, the name of that  road is LESS food.
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Three Things

Three Things that are causing the collapse of American Society

1- God and His Word, the Bible, the Ten Commandments, and Prayer out of the public schools.

This dark movement was actually spawned by the highest court in the United States of America.

It came about when the Supreme Court tipped the scales concerning the age-old philosophical issue of Relativism vs. Absolutes.

The Bible is a book today containing absolutes. Our modern society wants as few rules as possible. So the better part of restraint was cast off when these three Supreme Court rulings came into effect and then became a part of the culture of our public schools.

In 1962 Engel vs. Vitale made it so prayers could not be said by any school employees to the students, which the law said violates their first amendment rights.

In 1963 the Abington School district versus Schempp made the public reading of the Bible illegal in public schools.

In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Kentucky statute that had mandated every public school classroom have the Ten Commandments posted on its walls. The ruling came to prevent public schools from displaying the Ten Commandments year-round.

In the 1950’s the biggest problems in schools were chewing gum, pea shooters and farting in class.

Now 70 years later, it’s rape molestation and murder.

You tell me why these radical negative changes came into being?

2- Music that by design is perverse, obscene and vulgar.

“The quickest way to destroy any society is through its music.”
Vladimir Lenin
Founder of the Soviet Union

Last year I had the privilege to work as a chauffeur driver with a top limousine firm on the East Coast. I remember having a 20-something party of ladies who were in The professional world going for a celebration in the limousine I was driving. When we got down to the beach where they were going they played the music through their phones with the Bluetooth stereo blaring the following song, WAP by Cardi. Just to give you an idea of how to base the song is, they had to put the title into a capitalized acronym because it is so perverse and obscene. When the song came on I noticed that one of the ladies jumped up on the seat, pulled up her dress and began to wiggle her rear end to the beat of the music. I have a three word commentary on that sad… sad… sad.
By the way these were all young women who were in white collar professional careers having graduated from college! These are supposed to be the responsible young people!

3- Cell Phones that are placed in the hands of young people too soon –
In our country we don’t allow children to get behind the wheel till they’re 15 or 16. Why pray tell is our society and families specifically allowing young people to have access to the internet and social media through cell phones at such an early age?
As someone who has been a substitute teacher for over a decade, while in retirement, I’ve seen firsthand the damage of cell phones in public schools. I remember the arguments in the beginning went something like this: “if there was an emergency, I need to get a hold of my child.” That became the rallying point for getting cell phones into the public schools.
What has evolved over the years is the cell phone truly has much more of the attention of the child than the teacher does. Granted there are some schools who have stuck to their guns and made it so that the cell phone should not ever be seen in the classroom but I also know first hand the battle that teachers have to keep,”the binky,” out of the mouth of the teenager and many of the teachers just throw their arms up and give up, and let the kids just do what they want to be on their phones continually.

The virus served to further the isolation of the student and even more than ever are attached to their phones.

So what can be done about these things now?

Well not a whole lot unless the Lord Jesus Christ comes and brings revival to this nation and changes our hearts.

Without God’s help to rescue us from our own selfish ways, the vortex that is in place in America will continue to send people to hell when they die, if our repentance is not real.

There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:1-5 ESV

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Presence by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin’s prophetic album cover

Right after the Beatles for me is Led Zeppelin, on the very top of my list.

Howard Stern when asked what the three greatest rock and roll bands were he said,” number one, The Beatles, number two,  The Rolling Stones, and number three, Led Zeppelin.

 Led Zeppelin was made up of, Jimmy Page lead guitarist, Robert Plant lead vocals, John Paul Jones bass guitar, they are still around, but their drummer John Bonham died in 1980 of too much alcohol consumption. His son Jason Bonham has played drums for the band.

 Yes, I have learned,”Stairway to Heaven,” on my guitar. That song was the top song in the 1970’s. It truly has a beautiful haunting melody that quickly endears the listener to it’s sweet rhythm, harmony and lyric.

 In the days of the 1970’s marijuana was illegal everywhere as the film, “Reefer Madness,” had done its damage and the general public had a negative view of pot as a recreational drug like alcohol.

I did not hold that view.

During my Navy days I was stoned quite a bit. One of the bands that was frequently on the turntable blaring on my Bose 901’s was… you guessed it…Led Zeppelin, their sound came to be known as rock and roll with a blues additive.

 Mr. Page was definitely influenced by blues musicians such as B.B. King Freddie King and Otis Rush.

 If you look at the album cover which is called,”Presence,” you will notice that the artist from the British firm, Hipgnosis, pictured a family staring at,”the Object,” which looks like a miniature black obelisk, an obelisk being an object that is worshiped, adored and exalted by the onlooker. 

Now jettison the year from the 1970’s to the 2020’s.  50 years later you will note the prophetic statement of that picture in that place and see now that the family of today is paying no attention to each other either but rather the object is a smartphone they each are staring at. 

Recently Chick-fil-A would give a free ice cream to each family member that would check their cell and smart phones in at the counter and then pick them up at the end of the social time which helped to promote real conversation and thwart electronic idolatry.

We are unfamiliar with the idea of idolatry in our nation but the good book says there is nothing new under the sun and worship continues. We have been designed by the Creator to worship HIM. Many unfortunately choose lesser things, and Christ the Lord is not in HIS rightful place in their lives.

 Many choose money as their God, others choose themselves or another person as their object of worship here and now it has largely become the internet via the smartphone or the games or the connection one gains with others via the cyber world that dominates their time and lives.

 Either way it is not the worship of God, Jesus Christ, who is unseen.

 It is the worship of things that are seen and known through things that are seen like smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions etc.

For further information about this idolatry and where it takes an individual if practiced read Romans 1 from the New Testament.

 The real and only God is seeking worshipers in spirit and truth. This can only come by knowing the true God, Jesus Christ, personally, by being born from above. Christ is waiting for you and wants you to come and worship HIM, who died for you so that you can live through HIM, and be free from the slavery that comes from worshipping the idols of this world.

The cover of Led Zeppelin’s

Seventh Album, “Presence”

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1-800-DELAY

Has the virus really become the lame excuse to save money by lowering the standard of customer service via less people manning the phones?

Are there really less workers available or is it just the problem that corporations don’t want to pay proper wages for their workers? Or are less people working because the government keeps extending unemployment benefits? Or does it just boil down to corporations cutting costs via you waiting for an understaffed phone worker to get to you.

Or is it something else?

Frankly I don’t know.

But I sure do know that I am waiting longer while the repetitive message keeps telling me that things will go a lot faster if I log in to the corporation’s website and take care of business there. The problem with that is many times the website doesn’t have all the particulars that I need to know. Do you know what I mean? What happened to the simple idea that I need to talk to a person?

I’m sure you’ve made a phone call and heard the first computer voice say to you something like this,”due to the recent virus hold times have gotten much longer please be patient with us.”

A half an hour later or longer if you really stayed on the line, someone finally answers the call. And there you are only to find out that the person needs to put you on hold for a few more minutes. That ends up being 10 minutes because they don’t know the answer to the question nor does the person that they were trying to get the answer from!”

Then lots of times they come back on the phone and say,”Please hold. I need to transfer you to somebody else.

In the Navy we used to call that kick the can.

Then the waiting process starts all over again… fun,fun.

Yes I realize we have all become way too familiar with delay tactics but the corporations have brought this to a new level.

One of the things that sold me about Amazon in the early days was that I was never waiting for someone to pick up the phone for more than one minute. You could hear the little high-pitched sound connect me to somebody in the Philippines which by the way had a decent enough dialect for me to understand and most of the time the person that I was talking to could really help me… now that’s all changed.

Will this pattern of delay be changing anytime soon?

Probably NOT!!!




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VA appointment?

An hour and 40 minutes later!

I don’t like waiting.

Come to think of it, I have not met many Americans that do.

Waiting in line has become quite the norm in our society.

Then there is the wait just to talk to someone on the phone. 

In days gone by you used to be able to go to a bank to talk with someone about your loan.

Not now.

Then there is the call just to make an appointment with a physician.

Recently I was frustrated cuz I called the VA and was on hold for over 40 minutes and never reached anybody. I had to take my wife to the hairdresser so I could not continue to be on hold.

So I dropped her off and mentioned that I’d go right to the VA office itself to make the appointment.

When I arrived I was met with a helpful volunteer who was taking my temperature and asked me a lot of questions about whether or not I had cold or virus-like symptoms. Thankfully all my answers were no.

When I was cleared to go in, I went up to the desk and explained that I needed to get a primary physician because I had recently relocated. The lady handed me a small piece of paper on which was three phone numbers and guess what? Oh yes!!  call this number to set up an appointment. I couldn’t make the appointment right there?? @#$_&!! Grrrr.  LOL

So I called the number and must have heard over 157 times that all the operators were busy serving other veterans. Finally after an hour and 40 minutes someone named Maria answered. 

She was very friendly and helpful and told me that I should be contacted by phone within 2 weeks about an appointment at the clinic.

She went on to say that if nobody called me, would I like the number to reach the veteran central call center in case I didn’t in fact get a message from someone saying that I had an appointment???? Lol

You need to understand something very important here I am in fact very thankful for the United States of America and the fact that we even have an agency that is supposed to take care of the veterans so I end this little expose on trying to get an appointment through the telephone with a note of gratitude especially to God that HE ultimately is overseeing my health so I can entrust myself to HIM even if I can’t make an appointment!! LOL

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America is for sale

America is For Sale

If you would have asked George Washington in the 1790s if people across the Atlantic Ocean could buy up parts of the United States I think he might have told you that you weren’t in your right mind.

If you were to have asked president Eisenhower in the 1950’s that America would be conquered by forces outside of our country I think he might tell you that you are off your rocker!

But sadly enough the Red, White and Blue is being bought up by people outside of our country and thus control of our land and way of life has been shifting to places that are far from our borders.

Here are some examples:

1- As of January 2018, the Chinese owned $1.17 trillion of U.S. debt or about 19% of the total $6.26 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries.Sep 2, 2021

2- At the expense of American landowners, farmers and companies, Chinese corporations have been buying up valuable land for years. This increased ownership isn’t merely about commercial transactions. … In less than a decade, China’s stake in American farmland has grown exponentially.Aug 17, 2021

3- An Australian company has reached a $5.73 billion agreement to buy the bankrupt business that holds the lease to the Indiana Toll Road. IFM Investors purchased ITR Concession Co., which holds the lease on the 157-mile highway across northern Indiana for another 66 years.Mar 11, 2015

4- According to Time Magazine, over 80% of the terminals in the Port of Los Angeles are run by foreign-owned companies, including the government of Singapore. In fact, APL Limited, controlled by the Singapore government, operates ports in Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle and Dutch Harbor, Alaska.Feb 24, 2006

5- Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is the major brand by Yum China (百胜中国), China’s leading restaurant company that spun off from the American Yum! Brands in 2016. Yum China has the exclusive right to operate KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell in China, and also owns the Little Sleep hotpot concept.Oct 24, 2019

6- Over 40 percent of the additional 3.4 million acres acquired by foreign investors in 2019 was located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Canadian investors hold the largest share of this land, at 29 percent, with the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom collectively owning another 33 percent.Sep 8, 2021.

“The American government is selling out this country to outsiders. I remember years ago the Russian leader at the time told President Reagan that “I can take over your country without firing a shot”. The other countries have gotten into our country’s money,and took it over. They WILL pull the plug,and shut us down…you can bet on that.” Ron

“I have read that all the toll roads in north Texas are owned by China! Seriously why would a state sell their toll roads. I was always under the assumption that when you paid a toll at some point in time the tolls would stop when it was paid off. In San Diego when the Coronado Bridge was paid for there were no more tolls. The tolls will never go away if you sell them to another country!” Liz

These reports from various sources that I have gathered from the internet are really just the tip of the iceberg.

As you probably know, trying to find out who actually owns something can be a monumental task.

People that have a lot of money work hard to conceal that fact. The more people know that you have money the more people it seems would be knocking on your door to get some of it!!

After world war II and the dawn of the nuclear age I think it became clear to other nations that America would never be conquered from the outside it had to be overcome from the inside.

Today, the US alone is home to as many as 145,000 Patels, who have come to dominate the country’s motel business. In his 2012 book Life Behind The Lobby, Pawan Dhingra reckons that one out of two motels in the US is now owned by Indian Americans.Aug 25, 2015

Recently I stayed at a motel in Augusta Georgia that was owned by Americans from India. It was clean and very well kept and competitively priced.

Because America is a free country foreigners are free to buy and own here it’s really as simple as that. But also this is nothing that our forefathers could have foreseen and we as Americans that have been born here must realize that most of us came from other countries.

Thus America, just like every other place is evolving and will look a lot different in the days to come because ownership in the USA is shifting to other locations, many of them not in our 50 states!

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Electronic idolatry

Electronic IDOLATRY

“Sam, would you please give me your attention?” Mindy was starting to really lose her patience. She was explaining the day’s events and her husband was seemingly miles away as he stared at his phone with eyes that had been captured by the images that were dancing on the small but vivid screen on his Samsung Galaxy Note 21.

Mindy wanted Sam to know that the same executive at work was hitting on her and she was fed up with the lewd stories of endless sexual innuendo that spewed out of his mouth.

“Ok Sam, you need to put your phone away for a while or I’m heading to the gym or out with the girls.” 

At this Sam finally came out of his cyber trance and actually looked at his wife.

“Hey babe, I’m sorry, and I am not going to make excuses, the phone can turn me into a mental midget, if I’m not careful.” Sam uttered with complete sincerity.

“If you want a happy ending tonight in the bedroom, you better shape up mister!!” 

On that note Sam made the phone disappear into the front pocket of his Levi’s. Now she really had his attention!

At this point his foxy wife strolled over to where Sam was seated and sat on his lap and gave him a very long kiss that sent another message to her husband that he was truly the only man in his life.

“Did you know that my company is branching out into software that will further revolutionize how apps are used on phones.” Mindy said with a twinkle in her eyes.

“No honey, what’s up?”

“Well on the wings of this breakthrough with our video games that have the lion share of the market, we have created the ultimate app that will connect everyone playing online and for a slight fee give access to over 10,000 games, including all the top sellers!!”

“Wow, sweetheart, when will it come out?”

“Superbowl Sunday.”

“How much does it cost?”

“Not much, 7 bucks a month.”

“You’re kidding!!”

Mindy was so happy Sam was finally connecting with her. She really loved him and always treasured time with her childhood sweetheart. He had started softly caressing her neck with the tips of his fingers, something he knew she loved.

“Initial projections have this new product generating 400-600 billion dollars.” 

“Sounds like your company is going to go through the roof and you will be busy counting the money!”

Mindy became reflective at this and went into a familiar discourse,”I never realized how addictive all of this was until my nephew came to be with us for summer vacation. James hardly slept. Day and night he played tour of duty, halo and grand theft auto. It was like his eyes were taken captive by unseen creatures that would protrude out of his ipad. It was like he was being hypnotized and had real struggles just to come out of it so he could to talk to me.

Two years ago after I had been born again, I began to see how dark forces had been at work in my life. Well you know how it was almost impossible for me to stop shopping and until I woke up and realized I needed to stop wearing some of the clothes I had been, the men in the office finally stopped gawking at me. I know Sam it was my own fault. Christ the Lord showed me I was being selfish and wanting attention but also was being a temptress and thank God HE took me out of that mindset and had placed my feet on the Rock.”

“Well, I guess I’d better start reading the Bible with you cuz I sure have seen a change in your life.” 

“Ok Sam let’s start today!  At church the pastor has been speaking on the ten commandments. He is going to do two more Sundays on the second commandment which says,”You shall not make an idol.” ” I realized then that I had made two big idols in my life.”

“What are those idols  Mindy?” Sam asked with great interest.

“Materialism and getting other men’s attention through seductive dressing. There was a real high connected with these activities. I remember in the practicing of my,”shop till I drop sessions,” getting adrenaline rushes. Also when I would see men look at me with wanton lust, I would get high off it. I later understood as JESUS showed me I was a practicing idolater.”

“So what happened after that? How did the Man upstairs get you out of that cycle?” Sam was staring at Mindy now, bracing himself for her answer, because in the back of his mind he was thinking, “I must have some idols too and what do I have to go through to get rid of them?”

“HE showed me I could do a trade.”

“Really?!” Sam muttered.

“HIS loveliness for my unworthiness, HIS tenderness that changed all my bitterness. In short, I received HIS love for me in my soul, and I will always love HIM for that.”

Mindy held Sam tighter and put her chin on his shoulder.

“I think I have idols too, Mindy.”

“Take my phone for instance, I spend way too much time on it and I let it interfere with our relationship. Another item in my life that would seem to be an idol is my gambling habits. The weekly poker games, the sports betting, our Vegas trips, scratch offs, raffles, and the power ball lottery, I think all these prove that I have been unwise with our money and that the adrenalin that you spoke off flows through me when I gamble and spend extended time on my phone. In short, honey, I have been in these prisons that I have made. So how do I get out of these chains and break the power of this idolatry Mindy?

“Repent of your evil practices and change the way that you live by asking the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your soul and live in you through the Holy Spirit.”

“Okay my love I am ready to do that! Would you please pray with me?” 

“Yes honey, let’s get down on our knees now and pray.”

With this Mindy took Sam’s hand and they got down on their knees right on the spot and began to speak to JESUS.

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