I didn't make it to church today, for I dislike having a bad day and my friends seeing it. Plus, I'm unable to take my chair with me. Last night, I tried to make my special chocolate chip cookies, but they didn't come out the way I remembered. So, I stopped baking and let the dough cool outside and overnight. Same ingredients, but the came out flat. Tasted just fine. For today batch I'm adding oat meal to the dough, which is the way Mona likes them. I am trying to put some weight back on me. I consume pastries, fruit, veggies, plus Snapple Peach Tea, or Paul Newman's Grape Juice. I've gained a few pounds back by adding chocolate, but I'm thankful I'm not losing anymore. 193lbs was making me too thin. I am telling you this so I can have some extra prayers going out there. Help me maintain my weight at 200 to 205lbs. We've seen a lot of answers to prayers up here and all the glory goes to our Father. Also, my darling wife can use a constant flow of prayers to help her fight Fybromailga - sorry couldn't find the correct spelling in my spell-check, and her bipolarizism - spelling? This brings on some really deep depression, for lengthy period of time. Plus she is always worried...concerned with me. I've realized my time of working outside has come to an end, but it gives me more time to write. I'm being honest with you here because I know the power of prayer.
Advertising Notice: My new book, "Arizona Rangers: Blake's War" is now out on Amazon. This is western based in the late 1800's and tells the tales of the Rangers. Cover is light blue, with an Arizona Ranger's Captain's badge. I've roughed out 3 more books in the series, but will wait to publish them, based on this one's sales. Story is 402 pages in length and currently being sold at $19.99 by Amazon. For some reason, "Book Two-In Search of Honor" of the "Apache Snow" series, is not moving at all. Some critics feel its the cover, who look at it and don't even read what the story is about. I like the cover. So please, when you pull the book up, read the synopsis on the back cover. Writing this book had a big effect on my life and I hope to reach as many vets, or people curious about PTSD, to read it. It is on Kindle, for a very low price. Please, help a starving writer survive in the forbidden territory of Alaska....humor.
I am attempting to convince John Alex to write his story. He has an incredible story concerning his upbringing and his times while he was away with the military and afterward. So if you can, send John Alex Holloway a note, encouraging him to write.
Gatestone News: Canada- "A slap in the face to democracy: Canada's anti-Islamophobia motion". Muslims and Liberal Canadians call for the set-up of anti-racism directories in each province to track instances of Islamophobia , Institute a mandatory course on systemic racism for Canadian high school students and train-up its police officers to use bias-neutral policing. Islamic condemnation to be followed comprehensive
policies , as stated by Samar Maj-loub, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate to the Canadian Muslim Forum. There is no mention of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hindi or Mormonism, or cult being targeted. Such programs, concerning only Islam, is being talked about for our schools and colleges, mandatory attendance in high school is being recommended.
Taipei Times: Switzerland- This years World Health Assembly has excluded Taiwan from attending the 10-day conference. (It seems too many countries are now afraid of what China might do, if Taiwan was allowed to be there. But Taiwan still plans to be there, even if they're forced to stand outside.
Global Times: China- Their brand new Aircraft carrier is now expected to use China's new Stealth fighter, the J-31.
Global Times: Egypt- Egyptian army foiled an illegal infiltration attempt at their border with Libya , destroying 15 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammo.
Global Times: South Sudan- World Bank approved a $50 million grant to provide needed food-aid in starving South Sudan. (It might be interesting if an audit of this grant shows how much of the grant money goes to food, and how much went to purchase weapons and line the pockets of the government officials.)
Global Times: Sweden- More asylum- seekers showing up at Sweden's borders after Sweden abandon's ID checks.
Global Times:Jakarta - Christian Governor is being jailed for 2-years for "Spouting Blasphemy", stoking concerns of rising religious intolerance in the World's most populous" Muslim- Majority Nation.
Global Times: Okinawa - 6.4 magnitude earthquake off Okinawa's Miyakejima Island. No news of casualties or damages. Another 6.6 earthquake hit 90-miles west of Adak, Alaska, Also no news on casualties or damages.
Global Times: Mediterranean Sea- 49,310 migrants and refugees have crossed the Sea to reach Europe in the last 4-months. Numbers might be higher, but a lot of men, women and children perished in those crossings.
Gatestone News Institute: Just how strict and brutal Sharia Law can be is now revealed by Amnesty International over lands ruled under Islamic Sharia Law, where the multitudes are the most vulnerable to execution. By mere rumor, people are sentenced to death- without trials, legal counsel, or a chance to mount a defense. Sharia Law proceedings do not meet International Fair Trial Standards. Confessions come after hours and days of torture or ill-treatment being released they confess but then the subject is executed. Some of the charges that lead to death are, "Corrupt on Earth", "Enemies of Allah on Earth", and "Crimes Against Chastity". The first two charges are vague and open to interpretation by the Muslim Judge. Sharia Law also makes those in authority to be "infallible and Untouchable". Governments or those in power can use Sharia Law to conduct detentions and executions, making the "just" without question and consequences. Also Executions can be carried out be beheadings, hanged, stoned to death, or shot. Sharia Law is being spread by Muslims into democratic governments. (Is it possible for the U.S.? Some experts feel the vote age of Muslims in 2060 will make it possible. Recently a Christian pastor was held, tortured an finally promised that if he confessed he would go free. He confessed and was promptly executed. Most Christians feel this pastor was killed because the Christian movement in Iran, Iraq and other Islamic countries is steadily growing.
Gatestone New: Iran- Islamic laws rewards the dead with a rating system of up to 100. This is how your place in Islam Heaven is selected, but to reach the highest scores must be those who performed Jihad.
Gatestone News: UN- In 1976, the UN passed Resolution #3379, "Zionism is a Form of Racism", It was brought forward by Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, a former Nazi. This was a week after Uganda's infamous Idi Amin, received a triumphant reception at UN Headquarters. This man was responsible for tens of thousands of deaths, plus the hijacking of an aircraft carrying British and American tourists.(A movie was made of that early airplane hijacking. On March 20,2017 the UN's Human Rights Council met once again to discuss a mandatory subject to condemn Israeli Democracy . This was made mandatory annual review in 2006, a goal to identify Israel for crimes the existence of which remain to be proven. This agenda is led by the Palestinian Authority and supported by 7-Muslim countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Israel is now the sole country on Earth to benefit from the doubtful privilege of being scrutinized on the least of its actions, by its enemies. (The democracy spouted by the United Nations is becoming a farce, as the UN gives way to Fear, Hatred and Religious beliefs.) (They should also pay their parking tickets- we do)
Gatestone News: Germany- In an unprecedented move, Hamburg, Germany authorities have confiscated six residential homes from lawful civilians, appointing a trustee to ensure these homes are renovated to become apartments for immigrant families. Previous home owners are also billed for the renovations. Similar measures were attempted in Berlin, but were abandoned as it was deemed unconstitutional . Germans now fear immigrant families will be forced upon them, to share their homes with them. City Officials have been seizing commercial properties and converting them into migrant shelters since 2015. Most blame it on Chancellor Merkel's opening Germany's borders to two-million immigrants.
That's all the news-all the time...old logo from an LA News Station.
Lately I've been receiving 3 phone calls from India, a new scam, where they tell you your computer is receiving malicious items. Give us your credit card.... but they are persistent. Be so careful, there are far to many scams out there.
I have a request to all my active computer warriors. I'm in search of two special things and could use some help in locating them.
1st item. I am looking for a statue, called "Old Bill", this is and old west US Cavalryman, perched on his mount. Grey in color, about 12 inches long by 10-inches high. Just a man on his horse. I used to have "Old Bill" but it was broken about 22-years ago. I've been searching, but so far I haven't found the right site.
2nd item. Looking for a 10-12 in tall brass in color stature of the "Vietnam Memorial". This statue shows the three men standing together. I liked to have this because I based my Apache Snow series based on these three soldiers. I have a small one, given to by my friend Randy, after he went to Washington DC.
I appreciate any help I can get in finding these. Sometimes you stumble upon such things at a garage sale. I found a collector's framed wolf print at a garage sale, very large and easily worth more than a thousand dollars. Young Austin bought it for me for $35.00, as a gift. You just never no what you'll come across at thrift stores and garage sales. I love western, police, military and cartoon items...plus my wolves. I've got cartoon figurines lining my movie shelves. Drives my wife crazy.
I may have mentioned it, but this month I turn 64 yrs old and my wife turns 59 next month. So hard to realize I've been walking this earth for so long. As a 18 year old I would look at a 64-65 year old and see them as old people, geezers, old farts, .... list is long. Now I is one. I look back the things I've experienced, people I've known, and the Lord I found or He found me. Well, now I look forward to the next 30-years. I hope to write another 40-books by then.
As to my wife, I've never seen a more beautiful woman. Hard for me to believe she is approaching 59, while I think she looks 35. My hair is all silvery gray, while she may have 3-strands of gray hair. I really lucked out with this lady.
That's all for now, Folks. Thanks for reading along. God Bless, BILL