Last night I finished up the first chapter of Blake's War and did my first editing of it. I edit each chapter and then I go back and edit the entire book at least twice, looking for clerical and story errors. I dislike it when I have a character with a scar on his right cheek to suddenly have it on his left- you get the idea. I am enjoying this. And I might add, that though I am writing this from my lead character's view points as a Captain in the Union Army- turned Captain in the Arizona Rangers- made a cavalry Captain for the Confederacy, I have a great respect for Native Americans. It is my desire to show some of that respect and what I have read of the old warriors who fought each other and learned to appreciate each others strengths and courage. History records and a movie uses it as a line, about how the Sioux followed the buffalo south into Apache land. But the Apache had homeland advantage-they knew the desert and how to survive in it, while the Sioux was a plains tribe. Once the battles were over, the Sioux was said to go home with less than half their number and never returned again. Much like so many of the Native Americans, the Apache thought so differently then the immigrants from Europe and Britain. They greatly admired courage in an opponent and how important it was to die well. They would have found a strong connection with the old Spartans of Greece. But sadly, we brought civilization to them on our terms.
I should mention it is lightly snowing outside my window. Ugh!
NEWS BRIEFS: For October 4/5
You might notice, that just a few weeks before the General Election and possibly the end of the democrats hold on the US House and Senate, various federal departments have come out with startling reports of sudden improvements in DOW by leaps and bounds, plus the current, but sudden job increase, the best since July 2008. But where are all these numbers coming from? The streets show more and more people sleeping on sidewalks, in cardboard boxes in allies, in overfilled shelters working on 8-hour schuels to give the street people at least 8 hours of warmth, a meal and then back out as the next shift filters in. Food banks supplies dwindling from being hard hit. But remember, most of the big shopping chains, will not employ seasonal workers until November. Oh, they may have opening later this month, but they won't go on the clock until the seasonal shopping begins the day after Halloween. As a kid I recall it began after Thanksgiving, but the big sales changed all that. So are all these great pro-democrat government numbers an example of what President Obama is doing for us, or maybe a coincidence...maybe fraud to win the lections because too many people will automatically believe the numbers and Washington D.C. knows this. It not just the Democrats. When the Republicans are in power, they play the game, too. So, how could such a large government get away with fraud? Look back over our history and see how many times the Federal government has gotten away with such tactics. Recall how no one knew it was the American government who began biological warfare when we used smallpox infected blankets to nearly wipe out one of the country's largest Indian tribes- it happened and the Blackfeet fell victim to a genocidal event we began. Step up to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident that drove us into Vietnam- the incident never occurred and Americans bought into it because the government said it happened and 58,000 plus service members died. As to how these things happen, it takes loyal men and women who dod not want to lose their jobs and they threaten others they cannot buy off. Eventually, the little guy feels he is doing the right thing because it comes down from the White House. Now the White House used to have control of the Big 3 News Services- ABC/NBC/CBS and everything they controlled. But lately, the White House has angered some people in these services and a few more truthful items are rising to the forefront. (One such story is toward the end of this Journal.)
Our President and Vice President have shown themselves to be weak, foul mouthed on the VP's part and both willing to bow before the enemy of our country. Plus send out his wedding ring for repairs during the week-long Muslim holiday when Muslim men may not where jewelry. Talk about timing! Now I do not know if our President is a part-time Muslim or what, but he has shown himself to be a weak patriot.
"US stocks rallied on Friday, with the DOW Jones Industrial average logging the largest daily gains in seven months, as beter-than-expected US nonfarm payrolls for September triggered investor Euphoria." Oddly enough this wasn't from any local or statewide financial news service. No, the above quote was on the front page of the Global News for Beijing. Strange to see China so happy with out pluses. Usually they only like our failures. But this appears to show a robust report. Is there here a message within a message, or simply an article to help in the coming meetings as President Obama visits China. Maybe for this visit, the President will leave his Secret Service detachment home for a well-needed rest and take Delta Force along- dressed in nice 3-piece suits. They already come with longish hair and 5 o'clock shadows to mix with civilians in Europe and Middle East.
United Nations World Food Program has reported providing food to over 430,000 people effected by the Ebola Crisis, in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The World Food Program also announced the Ebola Virus is running faster than the international community is responding. For its part, the World Food Program is providing food, planes, helicopters, ships and flying in AID workers, but the virus continues to spread exponentially. The agency is in the process of constructing two treatment centers in Monrovia, which should be ready the end of October with 400 beds. But staff is badly needed to be there when they open. Increasing food prices is also a concern, but the agency was not yet finished gathering their statistics to file their report yet.
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has accused Turkey and its joining of President Obama anti-Islamic State Coalition as a "huge deception". Syria will not allow Turkey to interfere in its internal affairs.
European Union reports Italy is the worst country in the EU for applying EU laws. EU also reports Italy is a country of law breakers and one of EU's less reliable partners. No report yet on Italy's response.
Chinese people are being hurt and even killed by unknown Filipinos in the Philippines, causing problems between the two countries. Now Filipinos involved in the Hong Kong Democracy Movement are being told to stay clear as they might run into trouble with Chinese authorities, local thugs and Chinese triads. This friction was brought about over fishing ground being violated by both side in the South China Sea and the capture of a Chinese fishing boat, which was held for an extended time period. The crew was find and eventually returned to China, but the captain was imprisoned.
Hong Kong Police arrest 19 in protest squabble, fought between protesters and Chinese Triad criminals, who may or not have been working for the police to frighten the protesters into breaking up and leaving. But protestors have now agreed to except the governments time line of Monday to leave Hong Kong's financial district. It is unknown if the Chinese military was part of a threat, but protestors were pulling out as of Sunday night, Hong Kong time.
First "RUMORS" are flying about in South Korea that a Coup d'etat has taken place, which may have ousted Kim Jong-un from supreme power. But if so, was it carried off by his brother, or North Korea's military? Or is the Leader truly sick. But very recently, at a reunification meeting held between South and North Korea groups, also attended by American officials, a surprise visit was made by North Korea's Number One General. This now has everyone wondering and until Kim Jong-un shows himself, even from bed, a lot of people on edge. Will North Korea be finally ready for peace, do they accept South Korea on North Korean terms and how will this effect China?
21 Earthquakes around the globe on Saturday with 5.4 hitting Hidalgotitlan, Mexico. 5 small quakes in Alaska. three mid-range quakes of 4.3/4.8 and 4.9 have hit Greece. Indonesia received 6 quakes from 2.5 to 4.7. TODAY we had 19 quakes around the globe of 4.0 or better. 3 in Alaska, 6 in Puerto Rico , a new 5.5 in Indonesia and 3 others there, which is showing a lot of activity in that area over last two weeks.
In last 20-years, atheists have moved forward to strip Christianity from out of the elementary, middle-schools, high-schools, community colleges and Universities. But in the last 5-years they have intensified their attacks and have shown victories on many fronts. Often with only mailing a threatening letter from a two-person office; lawyer/clerk. Most often they do not have time to go to court or the funds, unless they have a case big enough to get the ACLU behind them. But the threat usually does the work. They use our own 1st amendment against Christianity and not in a way our forefathers ever intended. In a recent case they have temporary won their battle against a 17 year old young man attending Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, South Carolina. Justin Graves is a home-school'er and has dual enrollment at the college, where one of his classes is drama. Justin is a Christian and wanted to do a play, which involved his love for God and his fondness fo magic acts. So, he submitted his play to the drama members his idea was unanimously approved. But his Drama Teacher, Mr. Landy, shot the idea down. He wanted Justin to the Christian theme was "dumbed down". ( Not all drama teacher attended English classes and passed).
This made it hard for Justin to understand, for here was a drama class that did plays concerning rape and even incest, but the use of magic acts to explain a love for Christianity was wrong? There was no comment from the school or the drama teacher, but a Christian Law Firm is helping Justin prepare his case to go before the court. The school's attitude had basically affronted Justin's 1st Amendment rights, for the sake of the teacher's feelings concern about religious piety.
Included in the above article and my personal added touch, was the recent legal squabble going on in California involving the "InterVarsity Christian Fellowship" versus the California State University system. The prominent college ministry was De-organized Officially because they they refused to sign a non-discrimination document that would have put them into conflict with their religious beliefs. Now if I recall this initial event, this involved the universities forcing all religious and non-religious organizations to accept members and officers who were not of their same belief or non-belief. The Christian clubs saw this as a way for the enemy to push atheists and occultists into such clubs as a way to destroy them. Once enough members were on board, they could elect one of their own non-believing members onto the board of officers. The club would be destroyed from within. Along the way, they would see their prayer cover lesson and Christians begin to fall away as the presence of the enemy continued to build strong. The enemy was using our own laws, with some judges he already owned through graft, corruption and worse, to destroy Christianity in our school. Where were we to allow this all to happen. How many of us were sleeping at the post and Hey, my feet are not all that clean here either. Going to one knee or two only takes a second.
Now I've saved this for last in hopes it might stick with you and rather than listen to me blabber along all the details I probably do not understand (big words-big words!) I'll let YOU read the big words. Besides my understanding could very well be flawed and this story might shed some light your way I could mess up. Were back to talking the ECONOMY here and the future. Plus, I won't give you the boring story line of how I came across this. First off- look up the author's reported back-ground, do not take NBC News on Faith as I'm not sure they have one. But they have been gradually backing away from President Obama because though a democrat the news service owner does not like what he's been doing with our government. Enough on that. Research other news concerning this report, read the side articles listed on the report and go even further- it's too important not to. Check with other economists see why they agree and why they differ, sometimes it comes down to pride or ignorance...or both. NOW, this story was printed out on NBC News Online for the 10/4/14 "Money Morning Staff Reports". Story I mention is under "CIA insider warns: '25-year Great Depression is About to Strike America'." This CIA insider is reportedly a former Central Intelligence Agency Economy Threat Analyst with some great background. These were the brainy guys who set in the background and told their bosses which countries were ripe for take over and we either help them or the bad guys would, or just take over. Soviet Union was built that way. These guys spend a lot of time studying everything there is to known about a country, their leaders, economical strengths and weaknesses, plus allies and enemies, possible growths in natural resources. The list is long and then they convey an approximate time the US needed to move or lose out. Well this analyst has studied US for a lengthy time and in an unusual step, he evens goes out on a limb to give us a date. His forecast is April 4th, 2015 and then the United States will repeat 1929, but this isn't supposed to end within a decade, but last for 25-years. Strangely enough, this isn't the first time I've heard of a 25-year depression, but I cannot recall when I heard it before. Memory loss is a dangerous thing. SO, please look this over and study it. For those of you who live in the Lower 48, it could mean a lot to know what could be expected of you and WHAT the GOVERNMENT can lay claim to to prevent massive riots, anarchy and even civil war. The Executive Orders are already signed, some of them as far back as President Roosevelt, but recently update by President Obama.
Just think, if a national emergency was to exist in 2015, would there be the need for a new Presidential Election, or could he wait until the emergency was lifted. Maybe Obama could become this country's first king.....far fetched? So was walking on the moon, cell phones, graft and corruption being tolerated in our nation's capitol and our President committing unlawful and possibly impeachable offenses not being brought before congress to answer. Our enemies see all of our weaknesses, just as Rome and Greece, Spain and Britain were sized up before they fell. Are we all that safe because we have 900 missiles and 6,000 nuke bombs, they'll do a lot of good in silos and bombers if the officers have had enough and refuse to fly them.
I worked my first race riot as a cop at Whiteman AFB, when approximately 300 or so African-Americans decided not to go to work. It began on their idea that the base's name should be changed, but it went deeper and they had some good reason. But they also saw the weaknesses of the base command structure not wanting to deal with a racial matter that might make it into the news. This gave the rioters the opportunity they needed and they took over the Airmen's Club. Now this was after the Travis Air Force Base riot, where that club was burned down. Difference was, because we had 120 nuclear missiles at Whiteman, there was 1100 Security Policemen stationed there. The club was set fire to, a lot of people were hurt and some seriously and I don't know how long the courtmartials lasted, but it ended. Another one flared up a few months later, but it only lasted for three days and wasn't nearly as big. All I am saying is that people will strike at weakness. Once our enemy knows we cannot control our country with our accepted laws and force is being required. They will hit fast and hard. Well, that part is my opinion. I saw how the Viet Cong used it so well and the South Vietnamese and read about the Japanese and how they used it against the Koreans and Chinese. You'd think our government would learn from those historical mistakes...
All for now. Snow has ended. Teenagers downstairs watching "Airheads". Talk about history repeating itself..... God Bless, BILL