Prayer is such an important weapon against the enemy, a gift, but, to be used wisely. Never use a prayer to hurt someone, to be greedy with, for those kinds of prayers reach the others, and you do not want to deal with these factions. In some of my research for other books, I've identified at least 14-demons by name and what they like to do to humanity. Do I believe in demons? Yes, one third of the Angels were said to have fallen and these became Satan's demons and all hateful toward Humanity. Enough on that. But, please be prayed up and with your armor on when you do any of this research, because....just do it, please.
Book Report: I'm about 3/4 way through my rewrite editing of "Stronghold", probably why I brought this all up. My dreams have brought me back to those times, just as it did back when I first wrote this manuscript. I attempt to list all the crazy and weird things that happened in the nearly 3-years I was a police officer in Skagway, Alaska. My life was forever changed in our times there. The saddest moment came when a 17-year old boy killed another 17-year old over a 16-year old girl. I still see her now and then for she lives in Seward. Besides the boy's death, two whole families had their lives forever changed because of jealously, a strike by the enemy. It had occurred on a Christmas night and witnessed by a dozen other teenagers. Oddly, the two boys were best friends, prior to this moment. I changed the month of the attack, fictitious names, but the event was important to the overall story. In my past career, 20 years in law enforcement, I have seen the attacks by the enemy cause so many problems for people, from domestic strife, juvenile issues and so much more.
Some interesting items from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader (TV) moments.
If you were a fan of "Hogan's Heroes", Allied Troops imprisoned by the Germans in World War II, the French soldier in prison, (LeBeau) was actually imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp.
Why did "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling host the show? Orson Welles wanted too much money. A side not, Rod Serling wrote a lot of his stories while imprisoned by the Nazis in WWII. His aircraft was shot down over Germany.
All "Miami Vice" cast members had to pass a police firearms test, before being allowed to handle firearms on the set.
The "Lone Ranger's" mask was made of plaster covered over in black felt.
The first movie to be based on a TV show: "Dragnet", 1954.
Only one actor has won "Emmy's" for acting, writing, and directing : Mr. Alan Alda for "M*A*S*H".
Violent crime dropped 6% in 1990's (In US), TV News coverage increased by 240% for the same year.
Approximate number of studies since the '70s examning TV's effect on children: 4,000
TV cops shoot their guns several times and hour: An average NYC cop could work his whole career and shoot his pistol only once.
That's all for now. I do recommend "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader", great to have in your bathroom, or by your bedside. Some facts are joined with others, while other ones might have 2-3 page story. Some books concern specific tops, like "TV History", while other books cover a lot of items. You'll find them in book stores or online. Take a look. No, I wasn't paid for this endorsement, nor did I receive a free book. I simply enjoyed them.
We are jumping to the last 5 days of news stories, you might not have heard about. My Official Disclaimer is that some of these items might declare propaganda and I apologize for this. I look for items that I do not believe you'll see in American newspapers or over the radio. If you do---great! But, I no longer trust our American new services to get the world news out to us. I wish it was different. I am not anti Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti much of anything. Though I am a devout Christian and believe in the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and our Bill of Rights. So, let's begin....
JERUSALEM ONLINE: King Abdullah of Jordan: "US participation crucial to Israel-Palestinian peace process." ALSO- Amid possible cuts, PA (Palestinian Authority) has purchased $50 million jet aircraft for their leader- Abbas ( Which our taxes would have paid for). ALSO- Israel braces for another snowy weekend. (They're getting more snow then Alaska). ALSO- "US begins relocation of consular offices in West Jerusalem." Will this soon become like West and East Berlin in post WWII Germany, until the Wall came down in 1980's?"
GATESTONE INSTITUTE NEWS: "In Turkey it is almost a sin not to join in the celebration", involving Turkey's attack against the Kurdish-America's alley, involving 10 to 15 million Kurds- in so-called "Operation Olive Branch". But, opposing the operation in Turkey has become a death wish." And, "we are witnessing the lynching of anyone who dares to speak against it..." Turkey now threatening Jerusalem online to expand their offensive.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "Pelosi tried to extend $137,000 tax breaks for two of her multi-million dollar homes."
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully, it's having a backbone." By Robert Kitosaki.
JERUSALEM ONLINE: "Israel to sell second-hand fighter jets to Croatia." ALSO- Northern Israel painted with white snow this morning.
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "The tendency to aggression is innate, independent , instinctive disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture." Sigmund Freud
PATRIOTIC NEWS REPORT: "New CA (California) Law: Businesses face fines if they turn over illegal workers to ICE- (Federal Immigration Officers)." ALSO- "Home Depot employees receive massive raises raises due to tax cuts." ALSO- Report- "Numerous California counties want to secede from California to form new state". (These are almost all coastline counties, from where California gets their taxes from, including Los Angeles County.)
BLAZE REPORT: "Motel 6 helped ICE catch illegal immigrants and is now getting sued for it."
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "Anti-Israel Campus Groups Plot to Defame Jewish State Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. Anti- Israel Measures spout out of College Campuses." ALSO- Fed-Ex invests $3.2 Million bonuses, wage increases and benefits due to tax reform.
GLOBAL TIMES: "China unveils plan for polar silk road across Arctic. (This made me uncomfortable). ALSO- "Vietnamese, US Defense ministers hold talks on Defense Cooperation."
GATESTONE NEWS: "Islamization of Germany in 2017: Part II" "Nearly half (45%) of all the crime suspects in Berlin in 2016 were immigrants, according to official statistics in Berlin in 2016 , according to the official statistics published by the Berliner Morgenpost. "Around 30,000 rejected asylum seekers have disappeared and the government has no idea where they are," according to BILD. "In July 2017, Germany's BFV- Domestic Intelligence Agency warned that Salafism is the fastest-growing Islamic movement in Germany.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "Ohio State Student Government Passes Anti-Israel Boycott Measure". (This sort of thing causes me to feel sick to my stomach. I had distant relatives in the Jewish Death Camps. But, I may have also had distant relatives in the Nazi guards.)
PATRIOTIC VIRAL NEWS: "Iowa may pass a bill to allow teaching of the Bible's New Testament in classrooms." Of Course this will be elective . Mean while, across the country Islam is being taught in class under the guise of historical, but only the Bible is being looked upon as a violation of church and state. ( I have to wonder how the school boards look upon religious text, such as the Mormon Book, Jehovah Witness text, or other religion's teaching tools. Something really wrong here, when we allow the Quron in and keep all these others out. I sincerely do not believe this is what the Founding Fathers were thing thinking about.)
JERUSALEM ONLINE: "Muslim World Chief: 'Holocaust among the worst human atrocities ever'." ALSO- "Blaming Poland for death camps to be made a criminal offense by Poland's lawmakers. ( I find it really offensive to blame a country occupied by Nazi troops, for Hitler's construction of some of the worst death camps of WWII. Polish underground became a major assist to the D-Day offensive, and let us not forget the Polish Army Calvary, knowing they faced death, took on the German tank corps, while the Polish Army cavalry rode against their tanks only armed with Molotov cocktails and sidearms. Brave...gallant men, slaughtered by the hundreds, and not to forget the women who worked undercover, risking their lives to gather information from the German soldiers. No, there should be no slander against the Polish, and also the Polish Jews who fought for weeks in the Warsaw Ghettos, forcing a whole German division to be diverted from the front line to handle some 200 Jews; men , women and children. Yes, a courageous stand, never to be forgotten. )
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "You couldn't relive your skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile . You had to accept it a whole--- like the world, or the person you loved." by Stewart O'Nan
PATRIOTIC VIRAL NEWS: Planned Parenthood reports, "More Black babies are aborted than born" in New York City. In response, "How society could ever cast a blind eye at the senseless murder of millions of unborn babies?" (How many of these blessed babies might have brought a future to this world?"
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: " The five stages- denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance- are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we have lost. They are the tools to help us frame in and identify what we may be feeling. But, they are not stops to some linear timeline in grief." By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ( I print them out as they come. I have no list to draw these quotes from- in the event you were wondering.)
JERUSALEM ONLINE: Two Palestinians dressed as Israel soldiers attempted to the enter the West Bank. One of them fled when they were about to be confronted by Israeli Security Forces. Subject arrested as suspected terrorist.. He was carrying a set of binoculars, which could be used when setting up targets for the PLO. ALSO- a Terrorist, attempting to masquerade as a tourist, was arrested for planting a bomb near West Bank Roadway.
GATESTONE NEWS: "Living in Pakistan - A Hell for Non-Muslims" "In Pakistan, Muslims burn the homes of non-Muslims, burn down their places of worship and their holy books. They burn their homes and even burn the men, women and children alive. There is no law in Pakistan to prevent this from happening, no punishment. Women and young girls are raped. All non-Muslims are forcibly converted to Islam and some are executed right afterward to prevent them from returning to their old religion. Muslims in Pakistan feel this is their religious obligation to Allah. Religious minorities used to make-up over 21% of the 207 million people, but now they only number 3.72% of the population and people are asking where 17.2% of this minority population has gone, this is over 6 million people who have disappeared. ( How many are now buried in the desert in shallow graves?"
RESTORING LIBERTY: George Soros, billionaire and far-left, self-proclaimed atheist, and financial backbone of America's Democratic Party, now threatens President Trump " Trump will disappear in 2020, or even sooner," Soros has said. Soros was born a Jew in Germany, He turned away from his religion and has provided assistance in helping the economy collapse in Greece, Italy, France and Spain, has said he was turning his sights now on the United States. He gained an open door policy with President Obama's White House, reportedly visiting the President 43-times. He has also provided the maximum allowed for various Democratic Congressmen and women. .(So, is the FBI or any other Department of Justice or Office of Homeland Security investigating him??????)
GATESTONE NEWS: "For the first time in 800-years , Oxford (University in the UK) eliminated the obligatory course on Christianity for 'Theology Students'. " "Oxford Professor Timothy Ash announced that at British Universities, 'Jesus Christ' would be banned.' "
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "Pentagon: China, Russia soon capable of destroying US Satellites."
THOUGHTFUL MIND QUOTE: "Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company." By Mindy Hale.
2ND QUOTE: "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." by Desmond Tutu.
BLAZE: Facebook announces a ban on cryptocurrency -related adds as part of fight to stop scammers.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: "Russia SU-27 Fighter flew within 5-feet of American Navy surveillance aircraft, violating safety laws and a Russian-American agreement in engaging each other's aircraft. ALSO- "Lawmakers press (VP) Pence to help 100 Iranian Christian in legal limbo in Australia. (The US has opened travel for 11 more countries, including 5 known terrorist countries, and so far the US has done nothing for these people, mostly Christian, who will face death to return. ( I still believe retired military bases should be re-opened in South Central United States for immigrants to be investigated, taught a career, given US schooling and language courses. Put a lot of people back to work and keep our Southern Border guarded. but, I'm only one vote. Still, it is a great job for all those 20-year retirees to supplement their pay,)
GLOBAL TIMES: "Civilians suffer as Taliban ISIS adapt to tighter security in Kabul." ALSO- Israeli Prime Minister accuses IRAN of stockpiling precision missiles in Lebanon." "PM tells Russian President that Iran is trying to turn Lebanon into giant missile site." ALSO- 1500 evacuated in Paris as Seine River continues to rise. ALSO- 90,000 Filipino evacuees wait out Mayan volcano eruption in relief camps. ALSO: Government survey in India shows 2-million people go missing every year in India, almost all females. Some are fetuses, due to high abortion rate, diseases, neglect or poor nutrition. ALSO- ISIS launches attack on Kabul military compound, killing 11-soldiers, while also attacking Kabul University- with over 40 casualties reported so far. The day before the ISIS killed 103 in suicidal bombing at Kabul checkpoint, where 230 were wounded. (Sadly, these bombings are mostly done with ISIS female members and child bombers. We saw some of this in Vietnam. I took two bombers into custody, who were so stoned on drugs they couldn't remember what their target was. They wore bomb vests with enough explosive power to give me nightmares for a couple days- I also got drunk at end of shift.)
TELEGRAPH RUSSIA NEWS: "Protesters call for a Presidential election boycott. ( Putin's only power against him was arrested by the government and tossed into jail, now not allowed to campaign.). ALSO- "Russia billionaire loses half his fortune after 'divorcing' President Putin's daughter.
GREECE NEWS: "Doctors and nurses in Greek Government hospitals across the country to go on 24-hour strike over government hiring practices and lack of money. The government claimed they had a lack of funds, which led to a shortfall and effected their pay. Protest to be held in Athens. ALSO- Report Greek Government is to abolish an excise tax in Greek wine, which the bill was first introduced in 2015.
SPAIN NEWS: "Spain tells the European Union to cut Kosovo from enlargement plan." ALSO- "World's oldest man, who had been living in Spain, died at 113 years old. ALSO- A man in Spain, pronounced dead by three doctors, began breathing in the mortuary. ( My art teacher in High School, was practicing to become a Mortician in family business had a man suddenly come alive as he began the blood draining process. He ended his desire to enter the family business and studied art. The witnesses didn't know who scream louder, the deceased or my teacher.)
FRANCE NEWS: "An estimated 7-8,000 people reportedly sleep homeless on the street of Paris. "Can a solution be found?" ( I believe our numbers in our larger cities far outnumber Paris and they have no found a solution. The City of Lights, as it is called and City of Love. And they only have to deal with 8,000....?) ALSO- "France speeds up their prison reform as jail guards strike." (This is due to the dangerous conditions within the prison with imprisoned terrorists are attacking and killing guards. Maybe they should learn by our federal guards, or send these terrorists to their own , "Island of Death", the French once used.)
ENGLAND NEWS: The infamous Hatten Garden Gang, 4-gang-leaders, all over 60-yrs old, have been ordered to pay another 27.5 million pounds, or serve another 7-years for their famous heist. The gang broke into the vault at the Hatten Garden Safe Deposit in 2015. It was to become known as the largest burglary in modern history. The gang benefited from an estimated 13,69 million pounds, gold and gems. The oldest man is now 78-years old and in poor health. A vast amount of the goods have never been recovered.
GERMAN NEWS: "Nurse charged with 97-murders could be Germany's biggest serial killer. ALSO- German police sue American tourists for calling them Nazis, during a dispute over carry-on luggage. ALSO: "Sharia Police" face retrial after Supreme Court overturns their acquittal. ALSO- Germany to make it easier to deport antisemitic migrants.
TURKEY NEWS: Turkish President Erdogan wants to prevent Kurdish self-rule in Syria. ALSO- Turkey offered Russia pipe line for their incursion in Syria. ALSO- US May sanction Turkey for following Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400- Missile system. ALSO- Syrian Kurds to boycott Russia peace talks, following a Turkish assault in Syria's City of Afrin. ALSO- Report "The US is losing its last hand in Syria"- reported by the Jerusalem Post, too.
THAILAND NEWS: "Four people arrested, 370,000 Meth pills and 13 kg of "ICE", seized in Bangkok."
VIETNAM NEWS: "Poisoned water in Vietnam", ocean waters off of Ha Tinh has brought death to tons and tons of ocean fish, beached and dead in coastal waters. People have been hospitalized with internal organ damage, water contact also causing rashes and hives. People believe the contaminated waters are coming from a Taiwanese Chemical Plant. Town is asking for governmental help and additional news people to help in the investigation. ( Could this be connected in any way with the radiation contamination pouring into the ocean water from the nuclear plant damage of nearly 6 yrs ago in Japan and still pouring in?)
MANILA TIMES: "Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mounts." ALSO- "EU summons France, Germany, UK, and six other countries for a 'final chance', relating to the pollution levels exceeding safety limits." Countries are being told they must adhere to air quality standards or face threats of being taken to European Court of Justice, the bloc's highest tribunal. A total of 23 out of 28 countries exceed these air quality standards. Problems affect 130 major cities and Europe Union estimates air pollution costs $24.7 Billion US and caused an estimated 399,000 pollution related deaths in 2014. ( It takes time to figure out the death and sick rates for pollution)
TAIPEI TIMES: "Trekkies in Taiwan". They were holding their annual meeting at a Taipei Art Gallery and also here in Taipei to continue their language course in "Klingon"...20th anniversary of their club...Star-fleets Academy is at the National Taiwan University.
ASIA TIMES: Both South Korea and Japan scrambled their military jets to intercept Chinese fighters. ALSO- "Jihad decree triggers demands for Holy War in Kashmir." ALSO- "Indian military families forced to fight for basic entitlements ." ALSO: "Smog risks hits highest level in three Hong Kong Districts."
( I grew up with smog in Southern California, As I tell my kids I can remember day time football games when we couldn't see the goal post on the other side of the field. First time I saw a blue sky was when I went to YMCA camp up in the mountains. I was speechless see these blue skies and the clouds of smog we had just driven thru. Some of the younger kids cried.When we had to return home and drive back down through those foul looking clouds.
I leave you all now and wish you all a great week. Be at least next Monday before I get another journal out. Some of the family heading for Anchorage tomorrow. But I got the book to work on. Maybe I should add a Trekkie Club to one of my stories.
God Bless you all. BILL