I'm plugged into 1960's music for my headphone, so many songs I had forgotten about. I feel old. Patrick and Canaan, along with their brave helpers our busily getting their house ready so it can be inspected by the state. If they pass, then they will be allowed to foster their niece and nephew from Fairbanks. Elizabeth, our eldest , was just here for a couple days and it was nice. Me, I am either typing out my manuscripts or lying in bed reading. I prefer fiction, (war stories from WWII, spy stories, westerns, Christian stories, historical stories- fiction and non-fiction and police stories). I look forward to the day Mom and I can display our library again, nearly 1,000 books and they are all boxed up and stored in the house's coal shed.
Doing some of the early Christmas shopping on line. I believe I have about 7- carts filled from different sources, which I end up ignoring when payday comes. I'd like to get something for all my children, grand-kids and great-grandchildren. Plus friends. We're expecting 20-23 people here for Christmas Eve and we'll plant them around the two houses for Christmas morning. I hope we'll have deep snow by then for sledding parties. We have these broken down vehicles in the yard and maybe we'll run them down the hill into our neighbor's yard. Oh what fun.
I've got a lot of news stories. As I said before I only provide a brief synopsis and the source so you can go online to read the main story. If you don't like these news stories I show, tell me and please let me know why. I am always trying to improve my writing. Also, if you've read my books, thank you, but please e-mail your criticism- pro or con. I rely on this to help me improve.
I want to add, follow your dreams and pursue it with the same drive you may have used to find your wife or husband. God has blessed us. From the end of high school, I've been able to find every job I've wanted, from the Air Force to police work and now writer. Mona and I have been sincerely blessed and we are thankful. We were told we'd never have children by the doctors, now we have 6-children. God rewards us for our faith. 40-years in Alaska, 37 of those years married to the strongest and most loving woman I could imagine. I dedicate all of my books to her, that's just the way it is.
From Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Facts and figures about TV
Beginning in 1965, NBC was the first network to have nightly news casts, 7-days a week.
First cartoon character (big balloons) in the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade was...Felix the Cat.
First TV show to be released in VHS (pre-DVD) was "Dark Shadows" , (Weird how so many women liked Barnabas the vampire.)
Average number of episodes per season for a 1955 sitcom was 39. For the 2010 season, episodes dropped to 22. ( then we got repeats)
First TV series to be filmed in color...."The Cisco Kid" in 1950. (Also one of the first shows to have an Hispanic hero as the main character
First toy advertised on TV..."Mr. Potato Head" in 1952.
In the average American home, the TV is on for 7 hours and 40 minutes every day.
The News: These are story bits from 11/4 through 11/17, but you may not find these in any major American newspaper.
Gatestone Institute News: "DAWA" Sowing the Seeds of Hate", Story by Judith Bergman. "In western countries, DAWA aims both to convert non-Muslims to political Islam and bring about a more extreme views among existing Muslims. The ultimate goal of DAWA is to destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with strict sharia." This was written by Ayawn Hirsi Aki, in her book, The Challenge of DAWA: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement, and How to Counter it" "While the West is Preoccupied with Fighting 'Hate-speech', 'Islamophobia', and White Supremacist Groups, it appears more than willing to ignore the Cultivation of Muslim Hate Speech and the Supremacist Attitudes towards Non-Muslim." " The Terrorist Saipov who was involved in the New York Terror Attack on the October 31,2017, became radicalized after he moved to the United States. The mosque he attended in New Jersey had been under FBI surveillance by NYPD since 2005.
Patriot Powered News: North Korea preparing for WW III with mass evacuations and black-out drills conducted across the country.
Gatestone News: Story by Soeren Kern, France: Of the 1,900- French Jihadists fighting for the Islamic States, it is reported that at least 1/5 of these jihadists have received as much as $580,000 in Social Welfare payments from the French State. ALSO- "Christmas in an Islamized Europe" Story by Bruce Bawer . Shoe-horning Koran into a Christmas event will cause a lot of misunderstanding, especially since Christmas is not an Islamic Holy Day. But in Norway, a lot of Norwegian children will grow up thinking "Allah and the Koran have something to do with Christmas." This year, there might be a couple Koran verses in a Christmas show in several European States, next year a yuletide event giving Islam and Christianity an equal footing, then soon after a holiday season without Christmas trees, now replaced by prayer rugs, words spoken in Arabic and Hijab for the girls. (So, how long before this happens in the United States?)
Washington Free Beacon: Report that Obama's EPA had spent $690,000 on parking spots no one used.
Gatestone: "2017 in Germany- Thieves broke into an Immigration office in Berlin, stealing 200 blank passports, as well as official stamps and seals.
Washington Free Beacon: NYC Subway bans "Ladies and Gentlemen" signs, to be sensitive to gender sensitivity. (Might lead to a lot of weirdos coming into the restrooms where it seems the women are entering. Or, strange women finding a great opening to prey on menfolk. What do you think?)
Jerusalem Online: Australia- More than 60% vote in favor of same-sex marriages. ALSO- Iran agreement with Syria now allows Iranian troops to be 3-miles from Israel's border. This was later confirmed by satellite imagery when the Iranian camp was discovered.
Gatestone: Story by Giulio Medtti on November 15th, "Muslims In, Jews Out:" France- "France's suburbs are rapidly becoming apartheid societies, hatred of Jews has become the gateway- the submission of France", "Jewish symbols are now being replaced with Islamic symbols, as anti-Antisemitism is devouring the French Republic.
Washington Free Beacon: "FBI report shows increase in hate crimes for 2016"- FBI documents 6,121 criminal incidents and 7,321 related offenses as being motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability and gender identity. This equals 18.9 hate crimes per million Americans. 121 worsening of criminal incidents, and 1,471 related incidents from 2015 thru 2016, (These are just FBI cases and not the local, county and states case that may not have been handed over to the FBI.
Gatestone: Britain- They now have a "Islamophobia Awareness Month" here, now hosted by Britain's Liberal Democrats. Britain's Labor Party Minister Jerry Corbyn, is one of the primary party members behind this . Corbyn now considers Hamas and Hezbollah as his "friends". He is also said to be anti-Semitic . ALSO- U.S. Government collects $250 billion in taxes in the first month of the Fiscal Year 2018, (This runs from July 2017- to- July 2018). ALSO- Chinese Communist Party to Christians: Replace Paintings of Jesus with Photos of (President) Xi. (China is apparently closing down the state approved Christian churches, who may or not join with the still-running underground Christian churches.)
Jerusalem Online: German court rules Kuwait Airway was within its rights to refuse Israeli passengers from boarding. (Will this mean Israel is within its rights to prevent Kuwait from flying through Israeli airspace?) . ALSO- North Korea is developing ballistic missile submarine.
Gatestone: "Germany: Spike in Stabbings". Story by Soeren Kern. "More and more people are carrying knives in public , including for self-defense." Recent surge in stabbings and "knife related violence across Germany is drawing renewed attention to the deteriorating security situation" , "In recent months, people armed with knives, axes and machetes have brought devastation to all of Germany's 16 Federal States. Jihadist attacks, homicides , robberies, home invasions, sexual assaults, honor killings and other violent crimes. These events have occurred in amusement parks, bicycle trails, hotels, parks, public squares, public transportation, restaurants, schools, supermarkets and train stations. (Makes me want to avoid Europe altogether.) .
Washington Free Beacon: "Report: China's Advanced Weaponry Threatens U.S. Military", story by Bill Gertz, "China's developing an array of advanced, high technology weapons designed to defeat U.S. Military in a future conflict. Report outlines 6 types of advanced arms programs, seeking to dominate the high tech weaponry market. (Interested- look at the story, as it highlights each of the 6-programs and believe me- they're scary)
That's it for now. I'll dive into some of my other sources for the next MPJ. The world seems to be in a hurry again to see who's going to be the first one to push the buttons. It really won't matter. Once the first buttons are pushed the world will never be the same. Even if it survives. I studied this problem for my first book, "A Coming Storm" and dove it into again for the "Fire and Ice" series. We lived with this in the 1960's, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam. We could have nuked Hanoi and that might have ended the war, but then Russia and China might not have liked that and let loose with its own weaponry. Pakistan and India is another problem area, besides the Korean Peninsula. Then we have Israel, surrounded by the Muslim world and so many people telling them how to live. Makes me wonder how the American Citizens would feel if the UN wanted the US to give Arizona and New Mexico back to Mexico, possibly Southern California and the western edge of Texas. Would we stand for it. I have part of that battle in my "Fire & Ice" series, as the armies of Central California and Mexico attack the Arizona southern border. Over 1 million soldiers going up against 15,000 American troops. It is not pretty. But, if we believe in the Word of God, things are bound to turn nasty before the good days come. A lot of people believe this would happen after World War One, Then again after WWII. But it didn't. He has His own timing, not ours.
Sitting a bit too long today, time to sign off. Computer is working fine today. I apologize for my lack of humor today....yes, I can be humorous. Ask my wife...she can laugh all day when she sees me. Did that come out right?
God Bless to all. BILL