Two of our boarders left today, but they'll be back for Christmas morning and they know they always have a place here. No, they do not pay anything, but help out with labor around the place. Some people think were a bit crazy, but those people have no idea what goes on here. We're able to plant seeds, help them work through troubled times and provide them with love. The Lord provided this home, in so many ways you might never understand, provides us with helpers who have joined in our vision here- no, they didn't drink our special cool-aid. Long ago the cool was spelled with a C, instead of a K... Until the Lord tells us were can now stop or turn it over to someone else, we will continue. We are blessed in so many ways, which includes the sale of my books.
I've been looking over my options on my next book, after I finish with "Indian Wars", Book # 2 in the "Arizona Rangers" series. I gave this a lot of thought and decided on a new book, naming it "Massacre", a fiction account of the true "Mountain Meadows Massacre". This involved Mormon renegades out of Salt Lake who attacked a wealthy wagon train that had stopped in Salt Lake City on their way to Oregon. The renegades killed everyone older than 8 years old. They didn't believe the younger kids would've remembered this attack. But, some of them did and news of the attack came out. Eventually, the President of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake went to the spot of the attack and had a rock moratorium constructed to honor the dead and he reportedly excommunicated the renegades out of the church. I have some documentation on this attack and I'll be gathering more before I begin the book. Why am I choosing this story? My wife had relatives who were killed in this attack and I've heard bits and pieces of this story through our 37-years of marriage. This will also give Susan some times to edit my other books.
Some years ago I received some criticism on "A Coming Storm". One item was negative and the rest was positive, and Susan reminded my off this item last night. So, I thought I would share it with you. He or she, I do not recall, was negative about my showing the Chinese tanks moving across the bogs and Alaskan terrain. I believe they were referencing my Dreadnoughts, the Chinese were using. Massive super-tanks that are armed to the teeth. I used them also in my 13-book series. I had picked up Intel that the Chinese were building such a critter, so was Germany and Russia. Probably some U.S. College engineering student sold the plans on line. Anyway, I reference you to World War Two, when American, British and enemy engineer regiments carried their bridging sections along with them to ford streams, creek and very wide rivers. Sometimes the tanks themselves carried grates, same designed as those strips used for emergency constructed air landing strips. And this was over 70 some years ago. Now the terrain the Chinese pass through in Russia is tough, same for Alaska. But here in Alaska, alongside the 750-mile long oil pipeline. This road is wide and can handle just about any piece of equipment needed for these large sections of pipe to be used for replacement, plus in the initial construction. Now, Russia and China has signed an agreement to build a similar pipeline from the Russia oil fields down to China. Russian oil fields are fairly close to Alaska. Now, you may not have heard this, but now Alaska and China are preparing to sign an agreement to build a natural gas pipeline between them. This will bring about another road. True, it is my belief, China and Russia will sign a treaty, but China will violate it and sends millions of soldiers into Western Russia, and will then turn on Alaska. China is in need of our natural resources and that of Canada's natural resources. This is why it is in my book. I tend to laugh when I read about China various moves to come west.
My eldest daughter recently showed me online speech of Canada's former Defense Minister, where he openly reports on some of Canada's classified documents. Basis of the speech intends to warn us about an Alien invasion. No, not Muslims, but real aliens. According to him there are two regions in space that have forces interested on invading earth. One is good guys and one is reportedly nasty. But, he also reported that Canada and the US have been in communication with these "people". No, I didn't hear as to why these people are coming here, maybe to visit Disney World or steal all of our water ( Remember that sci-fi series on TV?). But, the invasion is to occur next summer, no month or date, and he wanted to get the word out. Truly an interesting guy and still comes off as a politician. I guess we will see. I still recall Hal Lindsey's "The Great Planet Earth", I believe that was the name. But he wrote about the end of the earth and provided the month and year. It really caused a stir. When it didn't happen, he wrote a second book with new dates. That one didn't sell as good. Still, in the 4.5 years I was stationed at Edwards AFB, Mojave Desert, California, I experienced numerous strange events. I was an Air Force Law Enforcement Specialist with the Security Police and also became a Narcotic/patrol Dog Handler. One of things I liked to do is go down to the Office of Information and go through their archives of now unclassified documents- mostly photos. I saw the giant veggies and fruit they produced with radiation. A watermelon 6-feet tall, stuff like that. They just couldn't find a way to get the contamination out of it to make it safe to eat. One of the photographs was the U.S. Army/US Air Force, working jointly to build their first flying saucer. Oh, this looked cool and yes, it was actually a life-size saucer, with two separate cockpits for pilots. Yes, it flew, but only straight up. They had this massive fan in the center of the saucer. Up and down. Whenever they tried to bank the fan it would almost shake the saucer apart. But it led to other projects. While I was there I went through the Blue-Eyes episode, the real one. The one on-line is a croc! Blue-Eyes never hurt or killed anyone, nor were any law enforcement vehicles thrown about. The guy who wrote it was never assigned there, or at least while I was there. Enough about the bizarre.
So, Christmas is coming and we're out there frantically trying to find the perfect Christmas gifts, or trying to get the packages in the mail. Time is running out for that, but we all hope in Miracles. Mona and I made it simple this year, we're going to buy new bedding in January. We haven't had new bedding in a very-very long time. But, I still picked up a gift for her for Christmas morning. No, I will not tell you. Happy Holidays.
Here's some news since the 12th of December to today:
Jerusalem Online: "France announced ban on mobile phones in School's" (This made me wonder how many kids will drop-out or spend time with the school nurse for withdrawal aches and pains. I wonder what the punishments will be?)
The Daily Signal: "Assimilation Matters: Attempted NYC Bombing Done by Another Homegrown Terrorist" Terrorist was radicalized in the US. This attempt was the "89th plot or attack that was entirely homegrown in nature."
Gatestone Institute News: "How Many Muslims in Europe? PEWS Projections Fall Short", story by Soeren Kern 12/14. " PEW's baseline estimate of the number of Muslims currently in Europe- the estimate upon which future projections are calculated - has been under-counted by at least 5 million Muslims." Government body says Spain has more than 750,000 Muslims more than estimated by PEW.In Germany PEW decided "not to count" the one million plus Muslim asylum seekers who arrived in country between 2015/2016, because they were not expected to receive refugee status. (But, this doesn't really seem to matter, because a very large number of these people go into hiding to remain anyway. PEW Report also ignores of how Europe will be integrating tens of millions of Muslims who value - Antisemitism, Polygamy, Female Genital Mutilation, and honor violence and reportedly cannot be reconciled with Europe's judo-Christians and liberal democratic heritage ( Now this mostly concerning radicalized Muslims. A vast amount of Muslims fit right in and our American Constitution protects this right. Not too sure about all of the European States.) What is also a problem is that many of the Muslim States offer rewards of homes and cash to those men and women who carry out or attempt to carry out terrorists attacks. Mostly these terrorists are after Jews and Christians around the world.
Global Times: "55 injured in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Iran ( Maybe another nuke test????) ALSO: North Korea nuclear, missile developers vow to continue bolstering nuke force in "quality and quantity." ALSO "India bans condom ads from prime-time TV."
Washington Free Beacon: A recent New York Times analysis claims that former President Obama only told 18 distinct lies during his 8-years of office. ( Like you can keep your normal medical practice with the new insurance package). They also report President Trump has told 103 separate untruths, many of them repeatedly in his first 10-months of office. (They're both politicians, we expect them to lie. Sad part is how many believe them and re-elect them to office from borough/county, to state to the U.S. Capital.)
New News Now: North Korean Footage Reveals A-Bomb Footage." ALSO North Korea may have accidentally broadcast alarming nuclear bomb details. ALSO- Kim Jong-un of North Korea may have had his top aide executed by firing squad (Different news services reporting on this, but it seems no one knows for sure-let. ALSO- NY Woman has been arrested and charged for sending $85,000 in Bitcoins to the ISIS. Arrested in her home and also charged with defrauding several banks, using fake identification. She sent the funds through Pakistan, China and Turkey. She is believe to have been radicalized online, then spent time in Jordan. She also had a dozen credit cards at time of arrest and now faces up to 30-years in prison.
Telegraph UK: It was announced as warning, that "Russia's Navy Can Disrupt Britain's Internet Access and World Trade by Cutting Undersea cables." Warning came from the heads of their armed forces.
Manila Times: Indonesia High Court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex. A case was brought forward to make all sex outside marriage illegal. This was rejected in a 5-4 decision. ALSO- Japan Police raid several locations for food shipments being sent to North Korea- violating UN Sanctions and Japanese Laws. (Yes, the food was found and seized).
Guardian: Tazania- Pardons given to the two child rapists, and then call for the arrests of two pregnant school girls. (I'd love to see the court transcripts on this and how it supports these decisions)
Patriotic Viral News- ( Be careful of propaganda from these sites, but occasionally they report real news). A report- "Conservative students kicked out of kicked out of on campus coffee shop." Fordham University coffee shop owner kicked out students who showed up wearing MAGA baseball caps. (Make American Great Again). A total "meltdown" reportedly occurred. Apparently, according to the report, the University Liberals, anti-Trump students out-numbered the Conservatives- "Appearance of pro-American clothing now sends them into full witch-sniffing mode and triggers them into seething tantrums..."
That's all the news for now. Please remember I try to find news that may not find its way to the big newspapers. Some sites I review to spout off with propaganda and some sites have mysteriously blocked me. Having some trouble with Russian news sites and other countries. Not like a have a large following going on here. However I do archive my journals.
Messages: "Cowboy and the Lady" give me a call. Sometimes I do not make it by 4 rings, so please call again. Home phone only one working right now.
Hey, do you remember Christmas night of 1972. Crazy night, the Viet Cong seemed to be enjoying it as much as us, all the tracers were being fired straight up on both sides at midnight. Then on the 3 am bell of the 26th, the next rocket attack hit us. Good to be so young back then. War is really for the young people. I still wish our troops would come home from Afghanistan, 17 years is just too long. Merry Christmas, my brother.
That's it for now, folks and kids. I wish you all a glorious weekend and may God bless you. BILL