"Final Challenge", sequel to "A Coming Storm", also receiving its final editing by Ava. Susan is doing final editing to "The Sandbox Wars" , my third book in the Apache Snow trilogy and about the war in Afghanistan.
In my review of the news stories every morning I find it interesting how they show bias pro or against the different political parties or politicians. How many of you remember when the news services just reported the news and avoided becoming involved in the different feeling toward one side or the other. I still remember Walter Cronkite on his verbal assault on TV of such bias by the news services . I wish they'd go back to simply reporting the events of the day without weighing in on one side over another in the political realm.
Pushed the wrong button by accident and lost the journal briefly.
NEWS STORIES OVER LAST FEW DAYS: "ICE Deportations to Begin in 9 U.S. Cities".... "Report: Foreign Intelligence Services, Especially Those From Turkey, Syria and Iran, Have Increased Their Activity in Germany Over Last 12-Months".... "Hezbollah, Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood are Operating With Impunity in Germany".... "Republican and Democrats Senators Join Forces to Keep Sanctions on Huawei".... "Iran Caught Smuggling Nuclear Material Out of U.S.".... "Tension Intensify Between LAPD and ICE over Immigration Raids".... "House Votes to Raise Minimum Raise to $15 an Hour, Now Goes to Senate Where Prospects Are Dim it Will Pass".... "British Airlines Fines an Unruly Passenger $106,000 For His 'Dangerous Behavior' " (yeah, the amount of the fine is right- WOW!).... "Iran Seizes Foreign Tankers and its 12 Crewmembers, While Number of U.S. and British Warships in Gulf Increases".... "Cambodia Plans to Return 1,600 Tons of Garbage to U.S. and Canada" .... "U.S. Destroys Iranian Drone After it Came Too Close to an American Ship and Ignored Multiple Calls to Stand-Down".... "U.S. to Send Hundreds of Troops to Saudi Arabia".... "Republicans Blame Democrats for Passing New $15 Minimum Wage, Saying They are 'Jeopardizing ' the Economy".... "German Diplomat to Palestine Liked Anti Semitic and Neo/Nazi/KKK Tweets".... WHO Declares Health Emergency on Ebola Outbreak in Republic of Congo is an International Concern".... "China Donates Over 2,000 Metric Tones of Rice for School Children's Meals in South Sudan".... "Strong Quake Hits Athens, Greece"...."Arson Fire Kills 33 People in Kyoto, Japan".... "UK Lawmakers Now Threaten to Draw In Queen Elizabeth Into Brexit Chaos".... "Top Gun Sequel To be Filmed Starring Original Stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer".... "Kosovo's Prime Minister Quits After He is Called To Hague War Crime Trials" .... " "Jews are Being Arrested in ICE Centers" .... "Jihadists Rape and Stone to Death Christian Women in Syria".... "Germany to Compensate 8,000 Romanian Holocaust Survivors".... "5.6 Quake Hits Tibet".... "Iran Denies it Was Their Drone Shot Down by U.S.".... " U.S. Bars Turkey From Buying F-35 Fighters".... "U.S> Lawmakers Urge Trump to Issue Sanctions on Turkey".... "Pentagon to Send 2,100 Troops to U.S./Mexico Border".... "15-Dead, 21-Injured in Bus Accident in Mexico".... "Iran Detains Two British Tankers".... "3,100 Inmates Freed From U.S. Prisons".... "6-Foot Tall, 100 lb Emu Bird Running Loose in North Carolina" (like an ostrich)...." UK Warns Iran of 'Serious Consequences' if Iran Doesn't Release UK Tankers".... "50 Dead Whales Wash-Up on Remote Iceland Beach" .... "School District Warns Parents, Pay Lunch Bill or Kids May go to Foster Care".... "Hundreds Evacuated After Volcano Erupts in Peru"..... "Italy Volcano Erupts, Closing Down Two Airports"...."U.S. House Blocks $8.1 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Which Could Lead to Trump Veto".... Mexican Citizens Now Want Illegal Immigrant from Latin and South America Deported From Mexico".... "HAMAS Leader Calls For 'All Jews to be Slaughtered Everywhere', While At Same Time Arab Media Reported on July 20th That HAMAS Had Changed Its Policy Toward Annihilation of All Jews".... "4.2 Quake Hits 29 Palms in Southern California".... "Iran Says it Had Arrested 17- CIA Spies and Executed Some of Them, But U.S. Denies This Story"..... "California Seizes $30 Million in Black Market Cannabis From Illegal Pot Stores".... "Dozens of Hong Protesters Injured by Masked Assailants in an Attack on Protesters".... "Puerto Rico Protesters Rise Up in Protests of Territorial Governor, Largest Demonstration in Territory's History".... "Tainted Alcohol Kills 19-People in Costa Rico".... "British Airlines Pilots Vote to Go On Strike".... "Palestinians Call For 'Blacklisting' Arab Journalists Who Visit Israel".... "4.7 Quake Hits Off Taiwan".... "India Launches Its Moon Mission After Correcting Mistake".... "Colorado State University Says the Words "America' and 'American' are Offensive and Should Not be Used in School Papers/Reports/Literature".... "ICE Targeted Thousands in Deportation Raids, But Only Arrested 35".... "South Korea's Military Fired 360 Warning Shots at Russian Plane for Violating Their Air Space, (happen in Alaska quite often).... Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 3-Million People.... "South Carolina City of Tega Scrubs the Words 'Lord' From Police Memorial to Honor Fallen Officers".... "Singapore Authorities Seize 8.8 tons of Illegal Elephant Ivory, Worth $48 Million"
That's it for today on the newsfront. I wrote down a lot more, but tried to keep it down to a readable level. A lot is going down around the world, with so much hate out there from hating anything Christian to anti-Jews. I wonder how the Father thinks about all this. If you read in the Old Testament of how God reacted in Leviticus and how fast he reacted to sin, it makes me wonder why he's holding off on just snuffing the whole population out with a fiery meteor attack.... maybe that's why that huge asteroid is coming in 7-8 years, to give us time to correct the mess. I watch and read as so many Christian and Jewish churches are shrinking or closing as people lose their faith, and I can't help but wonder why. Its my faith in the Lord that keeps me living day to day. My problem lay in not judging others because there are times I'd really like to release a haymaker or two on some of these clowns. But I have to leave them to the Lord. Plus, its all my years of being a cop, letting the courts decide the issues. But I have a couple neighbors.... sorry. They might also feel the same way about me.
I hope and pray you are all having a great day. Remember to pray for Leo Wakefield Senior that he heal up promptly from his knee surgery. I also have two grandsons out fighting summer fires and would appreciate your prayers for their safety and 2-sons in law enforcement the could use your prayers for safety. John Alex could use some prayers of support for his future, just that everything work out favorably for his future, finding a good job and having things work out with the state government. Mona can use some healing prayers too. She is really struggling with this Bronchitis bug and so am I. But she's had it longer.
Thanks for your prayer support. May the Lord Bless You, BILL