I had those guys follow me around for several years, off and on, that I knew of. I was down at Dog Training School at San Antonio, learning how to be a patrol/narcotic dog handler, when I was confronted by one of these weird critters who new about me and wanted me to know I was being watched "now and then". Yes, I was rattled some, but mainly because this guy knew the information he spoke of concerning my past. The next day I went to the Air Force OSI- Office of Special Investigation, and reported the conversation. I was hoping this clown had violated some security act. But, when the OSI got back to me, they only said was "to keep my life clean". Will, I of course always took showers...ha-ha. Lame, right? Sometimes a sense of humor was all I had to help me with my nightmares. So, this happened over the next 5-years,weird phone calls that when I researched the call came from the U.S. Navy's Intelligence people in DC.
For which operation I was a security policeman, involved the Navy and other outfits. But, after I became a police officer, the weird calls all stopped, no weird guys, outside of family members, watching over me. I guess being a civilian cop showed I was not joining with some bad guy network. Makes me wonder how many other guys have these bad dudes following me around, earning some outrageous salaries and working terrible hours. As a cop I worked those shifts, but my salary was not that great as a rookie cop. But, it got better as I acquired new departments and more experience. Still, when I finished and retired permanently, I retired twice, I was out working all night surveillance.
Let get to the news, okay? Now remember, I have to post a disclaimer. Some of this news could be propaganda, but it is not my intention to print out propaganda for foreign news sites. However, I want to show news that is not being printed in the big US newspaper groups. Or, some stories do reach smaller outlets later. But most of what I report you'll not find in American news sources outside the ones I identify.
This is news from 1/5 thru 1/9, 2018
Jerusalem Online: "Report: Hamas tells ABBAS it will dismantle armed wing if PLO take in its members." ALSO- President Erdogan seeks more influence in East Jerusalem, as he established his role as the leader of the Arab-Islamic Protest against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Worshipers at the Temple Mount were reportedly seen chanting President Trump's name.
American Consequences- Report: Baltimore has now had 343 homicides in 2017, set a record for per-capita. Car-jacking have skyrocketed in Chicago in 2017, highest in 10-years.
American Liberty Report: With the Justice Department re-opening of Hillary Clinton's e-mail investigation, Hillary reported to have deleted- acid washed 33,000 emails AFTER receiving congressional subpoena. ALSO Berkeley Police in California quitting in mass after city routinely sides with ANTIEA protesters. Force now down 35%.
The Daily Wire: Reports, "Locker her up", for Hillary Clinton as she is facing three investigations and could be part of a fourth. Because of this she could be in for a rough going in 2018. She is blaming it all on President Trump and Fox News to divert attention from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia Election Probe. One investigation concerns the operation of the Clinton Foundation engaged in illegal activities. 2nd investigation involves use of private email to send government classified documents on, with accusation of "gross negligence" . Number 3 is being called a "uranium one", which involves the Clinton's possible involvement in President Obama's ending the investigation into a terrorist group- Hezbollah, as to not interfere with Iran deal, Obama wanted extremely bad. # 4 could actually bring for a charge of Treason, against those involved in this case, including the Clinton's. ALSO Secretary Sessions is now taking aim at judges who handle the immigration cases. Launching an investigation of judges closing a case without decisions. This potentially putting hundreds of thousands of people in a greater legal limbo. It also allows people to stay in the US without legal status. ( A lot of these people seem to vanish once released) About 350,000 cases were closed this way.
Jerusalem Online: "Norwegian Government funds anti-Israel research - studies conducted by Palestine Strategy Group include Israel-Arabs and if they should be integrated to increase their involvement in Palestine's struggle against Israel. ALSO- Should Israeli-Arabs be encouraged to boycott Knesset elections. ALSO: Israel passes agreement to deport asylum seekers to third world African countries.
Gatestone Institute News: "If you hate America, why not go back to your country?" The US has been funding the lives of these extremists as they endanger our country and the lives of all Americans, and spread hate towards American Christianity, Judaism and the West. Is this how American taxpayers want their hard-earned contributions to be used? This comes in the form of college scholarships, free accommodations, and often monthly stipends, welfare and other means for these asylum seekers to live in the USA. In the US a lot of citizens do not receive or struggle to pay their tuition, housing and then they graduate with great debt. ALSO- U.S. Treasury slaps new sanctions on four Venezuelan officials- these sanctions came as gross corruption by these military people were involved in. ALSO- "Fed's spend $50,000 to get more women blogging in India." ( l hate to see how our tax money is being paid out.)
Thoughtful Mind, a quote by President Franklin Roosevelt. "Confidence...thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live."
Jerusalem Online: Carrie Gracie, a veteran reporter who served BBC News in China Editor, reported "Men earn 50% more on BBC". ALSO- "The Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry published a 'Blacklist', containing the names of 20 BDS linked organizations from around the world, of who will be banned from entering the country (Israel). (The BDS Movement calls for the boycotting and imposing sanctions on Israel." Most of these groups exist in Europe, America and one in South America.
Gatestone News: "Mass Migration. The European Commission's new 'norm'." The EU Commission in based in Brussels, they representatives are not elected , but made up of commissioners appointed, one to an EU state. (Very much like a mini- United Nations, probably without all the traffic fines the US has to eat. But apparently based on recent events,"Migration will not be a question open to debate".It will be determined by the Commission to be the "Norm". "European citizens should adapt without further discussion." This commission "A mixture of bureaucratic arrogance , false creed based on dogma rather than facts, and a disdain for democratic debate."
ALSO: " Canada:Islamist-leftest government alliance silences free speech." "Islam is not a race, but in fact a religion". "But, Canada's motion M-103 puts Islam above all other religions, in that any other religion may be discussed openly, criticized openly and even mocked openly without punishment or state penalty." So why is Islam lifted above all others?" The Muslim Brotherhood as a whole is in a grand jihad in eliminating and destroying western civilization from within and sabotaging the west, and the believers of other religions are to be eliminated. Unless they opt to take on Islam as their religion, to survive persecution unto death. Islam radicals believe in the mistreatment of women, to include female genital mutilation (FGM), taking of child brides, killing of all homosexuals- to include transgender, goals to obliterate Israel, the raping of all infidel women, blasphemy laws that violators can be tortured, imprisoned and executed. (The writer of this piece was a member of Canada's Race Relations Foundation, even a board member of the Executive Committee, but she was terminated for criticizing political Islam and her warnings to Icelanders concerning the Muslim Brotherhood, a known terrorist organization, about their deceptive operatives in their infiltration of the West. Tactics well-documented.
Washington Free Beacon: Feds reported that federal investigators could not illegally purchase guns through legitimate web sites, dispite their 72-attempts. (Now if they walked down to the nearest street corner the outcome could've been different.)
Jerusalem Online: "Iran bans English from classes in elementary schools."
Front Page Patriot: US Representative and Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison of (MD- which I think is Maryland), is a very strong anti-Semitic and in 2014 he had declared, "Israelis have to be bombed!", "The State of Israel is a lie!" Then in 2017, Ellison received a $2,500 donation from a Palestine group that openly supports violence against the Jewish State. He was also recently arrested for disrupting the confirmation hearings for the U.S. Ambassador of Israel. (Arrested?). Ellison supports the boycott of Israel and sanctions. He reportedly has close ties to radical Islamic groups. ( I wonder if the Feds are keeping an eye on this fellow, like they did for me?)
Restoring Liberty News:"Violent crime is surging in Germany- their solution will leave speechless." Refugees are found to be solely responsible in the country's rising violent crimes, The most insane part is Germany's solution being offered to fix the problem. A Study given to the government said, "Reuniting the refugees with their families by allowing them to come over to Germany could help reduce crime." This is sneered on by German police as they see a lot of their refugee problem coming from family members, to include youthful sons who see an open door to gain riches through theft and follow their father's ways in the treatment of women, with rapes, and also thefts and burglaries and assaults on police and firefighters. But this was recommended, which could increase Germany's refugee number by another 100,000. (Germany's Prime Minister Merkel has no children, no one to grow up in a transformed Germany. Numerous country leaders in Europe have no children, so have they given up on what they leave for Europe so they might survive their careers?) A German report was leaked that showed in the New Years festivities of 2016, 2000 male migrants had raped 1,200 women from major German cities. ALSO- After major rocker Singer Lord boycotted Israel from her tour, Beatles Ringo Star announced he would take her place and perform with a band made up of legendary rockers. ALSO- 13 Scientific studies now suggest a "little ice age" is looming. Global cooling are about to take over. (I'm betting Al Gore upchucked when he heard of this.) ALSO- "Retail Apocalypse continues" 17 stores on deathwatch for 2018, while some 20-store chain have filed for bankruptcy and some have begun liquidation. Sears Holdings, J.C. Penny, Toy R Us (Being watched closely due to profit losses), Radio Shack,(which just closed their store in Soldotna,), Claire's, J. Crew, Chalotte Russe, Bi-Lo Stores- (one billion in debt and in danger of defaulting), Barnes and Noble in financial straits, Charming Charlie in Bankruptcy, Same as Nine West, Payless, while GNC is on the watch-list.
Gatestone News: "Sharia for New Years" Story by Bruce Bawer. On September 2017, Mark Feign posted 5 comments on Facebook, a page supposedly belonging to an Islamic Center. They were not Islam friendly. Such as "The more Muslims we allow into America, the more terror they will see. He also said, Islam is dangerous and has no place in Western Civilization. Other comments included profane words. Then on Dec 20,2017, the State of California brought a suit against Feign, charging him with a misdemeanor offense of "Harassment" for engaging in these repeated contacts with the Muslim Center. Now this goes on all the time against Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses and other known religions. But there is no report of people being sued by a government body. Muslim radicals have provided death threats again Jewish people and they were considered freedom of speech. (So, it begins in California. Now I'm not saying anyone should say such things over media, on even in a bar, a front living room. But, this suit will provide way to get around our Freedom of Speech. But, will the other religions have the same protections or is it only Islam. People living in fear, make a lot of poor decisions. Just like the German people did as they allowed Hitler to rise up and murder so many of their fellow neighbors.) ALSO: "The roots of the radical Muslim behavior is now sweeping Europe, using laws from as far back as the 7th Century. Sharia does not allow for freedom of religion- either accept it or or die. Justice under Sharia is different between Muslims and non-Muslims. As for Muslims men and women, the woman is treated as a second class citizen. Jews and Christians are third class citizens, if allowed to live. (This is Sharia Law and before long it could be coming your way.)
Another quote from "A Thoughtful Mind", "When written in Chinese , the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents 'danger' and the other represents 'opportunity'. Stated by John F Kennedy ( one of our former presidents for you young ones. I liked him, though I was 10 when he was assassinated. I used to have a record for some of his most famous speeches. Such as "Don't ask what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.")
Global Times: China punishes 159,100 people in another anti-corruption campaign for 2017. ALSO- UN reports 90% of Rohingya in Bangladesh are under-nourished. ALSO- Libyan navy rescues 135 migrants off their western coast. Libya Coast Guard rescues an additional 250 people trying to pass into Europe, but one boat had sunk and second boat was extremely overcrowded. Libya announced that they cannot deal with this illegal immigration. ALSO Saudi Arabia announces it will now open their stadium door for women to watch the country's soccer games. ALSO- Palestinians seek the EU recognition of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as their capital. ALSO- Residents forced to flee as volcano erupts in Papua, New Guinea. ALSO, After 17-years, Trump Administration ends the protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans. ALSO- US suspends aid to Pakistan, also suspending security assistance.
Spain News, Spanish Army La Legion Regiment is put on a diet over obesity fears.This is their premier group.
France News: France received a record 100,000 asylum requests during 2017. ALSO- Kurds march to demand justice for Spain activists in Paris. ALSO- Israel to expel some 40,000 illegal African migrants.
Taipei Times: Iranian Guards declare victory over protesters in Tehran, Iran.
Egypt News: UN rights office raises alarm over Egyptian's execution of 20-people.
Asia Times: Jailing of journalists hides mass graves found in Myanmar. ALSO- Implications of Houthi capture of US Navy Underwater Drone, an augmented drone said to be on "Meteorological Study", reported as an excuse for secret operation along Yemen's coast. This is a Remus Model 600 underwater drone.
Moscow Times: Russians have banned the throwing of cigarette butts out car windows. ALSO- Theft and Robbery said to account for 92% of crimes in Russia.
Catholic Times: "Musicians dismissed from Minnesota Catholic Church for involvement in a gay marriage. ALSO- Churches no longer exempt from FEMA Disaster Aid.
UN News: Syria: 13 million people in desperate need as severe winter storm sets in. ALSO: "Central African Republic: UN Agency registers thousands of arriving in Chad."
Guardian News: "Snow in Spain traps thousands of people in cars overnight. Soldiers and police step in for joint rescue. ALSO- French town bans pork-free school meals in a move branded as anti-Muslim. ALSO- Belgium's Coalition Government is at risk of collapse over scandal involving the forced repatriation of 100-people to war-torn Sudan. Prime Minister Bashir is wanted in Hague over crimes against humanity. ALSO- A report that Britons in Belgium are facing citizenship hurdles.
Washington Free Beacon: US Senator Rubio to hold hearings over mysterious "Sonic Attacks" on us politicians/diplomats in Cuba. Earlier there were reports the local food brought to US diplomats as being tainted, causing stomach sickness.
Anchorage News: Two Christian are suing the Girdwood Forest Fair committee over their "No Religious orders allowed in Fair". They were distributing religious leaflets, when told to cease and then leave. The suit is for violating their fee speech rights. ALSO- the famous Alaska Porcupine Herd is at a record high of 218,000 caribou. Nearly 40,000 more caribou when last check was done in 1989.
Fairbanks Newsminer: Death rate from alcohol, drugs and suicide is projected to jump from 63 per 100,000 people in 2015 to 84.4 per 100,000 in 2025.
Washington Post: Report that climate change is turning 99% of turtles into females. ( I don't usually use this source, but this was interesting.)
As you have time, please review Revelation 14:9-12. For you non-Christians, it is in the last book of the Bible.
Jerusalem Online: Report: Israel strikes Syrian Military base, where President al-Assad keep some of his forces, northeast of Damascus. The Israelis attacked 3 times between 2:40 a.m. and 4:15 a.m.. Base reported to be used for the storage of long-range missiles.
Gatestone: France's war against firefighter and police- a silent war against the French officers is in full swing. Statistics show 2,280 firefighters were assaulted in 2016, causing police to be dispatched to protect the firefighters. Two police officers who risked their lives to save children from a burning building, were stoned by a mob as the officers carried the children from the blaze. "As usual politicians minimizing the problem, they do not believe urban violence to be associated with Terrorism. Even after with so many terrorists attacks occurred last year. For 2017 New Years Eve festivities, the French Government placed 140,000 soldiers, police and extra security people on duty throughout France, but it should be noted France's full army accounts for only 117,000 soldiers. If they're not worried about terrorism, was such a turnout for security. It appeared to be mostly a quiet one. But, since 2015, France has denied that Islam is at war with France. But, this is not what the number of attacks have confirmed. Terrorists are at war with the whole world and a vast majority of them are Islamic radicals. ALSO- Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has a 9-year long record of supporting the Islamist cause, but reportedly, he refuses to engage with reformist Muslims. Trudeau reportedly told Muslims he shared their vision, their set of values and in their beliefs. Regarding the ISIS fighters returning to Canada, Trudeau argued they will be a "Powerful voice for de-radicalization ". (These were ISIS fighters, not old war veterans) He also said those who oppose these returning ISIS fighters as being Islamophobia. He then refused to hand the names of of these returning ISIS to the UN Listing of International Jihadists. (Please remember we share an international border with Canada, a border that is poorly patrolled due to the great distances. In Skagway, which borders British Columbia,there are spots for illegal entry, rarely patrolled. Also the major cities of Ottawa and Montreal are only within hundreds of miles from New York City, not thousands.)
Another Thoughtful Mind quote " Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals, Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkle the soul." Said by Samuel Ullman.
Washington Free Beacon: "U.S. sees spike in homegrown terrorist cases. ( Somehow, I was not allowed to open the sire for the whole story. ALSO: 100 Iranian Christians are waiting to enter the US, could be sent back to Iran this week. They have been waiting in Vienna, for all of 2017 to be granted asylum. This was part of President Obama's plan and not based on President Trump's travel ban. ( I had to wonder if this had something to deal with Obama's Iran deal?) But, now these Christians could face torture, imprisonment and execution, if returned to Iran. The US had helped Iranian Jews and Christians to resettle in the U.S. One third of the 100 now lingering have reported families in the US. (Knowing of how they'll be received, I can't help but see this as criminal on our part. Especially as we allow Islamic asylum seekers in, where they won't face hard labor, poor job opportunities,possible starvation or no education advancements. Someone isn't thinking this through and if its politicians the voters should no their names. )
Well, I've had my say. Hopefully you stuck it out and I'll never know unless you tell me.
Book up-to-date: I finished my 2nd book on the Arizona Ranger series and it goes to Susan. Still debating which book to open now, I have a choice of four that need to be checked out and edited by myself before handing it off to Susan. That's it.
I pray the Good Lord blesses you for 2018. Good health, healing if this is what you need in the physical as well as the spiritual sense. If you need help approaching God, you'll be of course in our prayers. I began my walk 37 years ago and there were hard times, I always knew he was there beside me and I pray you do too. Makes life a whole lot easier to take on.