A Russian professor and author who years earlier accurately predicted the downfall of the Soviet Union from a Communist state is making another seemingly incredible prediction.
He says that by mid-2010, the economic collapse of America will cause a modern day Civil War in the U.S.--with various nations taking control of sections of our country.
I don't know about you, but I think it's time we had a New All-American Civil War. I mean, we're all so tired of hearing about the first one. It's always the North did this and the South did that, and Clark Gable said "Frankly Scarlett...," and the Underground Railroad wasn't really a railroad, and somebody said to Mrs. Lincoln, "besides that, how did you enjoy the play?," and the South is still mad at all them Yankees up North and Jefferson Davis was a cross-dresser and so on...
Let's take a look at this prognosticating professor and his predictions (that's alliteration)...
California and nearby states will become part of China or under its control. Aren't we already under the control of China? They make 99% of everything we consume in this country. If you have a product that doesn't say "Made In China" on it, it's probably some antique from before the 1980's.
Mexico will finally takeover Texas and the other Southern states that rebelled in the first Civil War. That doesn't seem like much of a prediction. Millions of Mexican citizens are already our special guests in this country. Just tell the South that they can start displaying the Confederate flag again and they'll follow you anywhere.
New England and the Colonial states will join the European Union. Considering that we have to put up with the strange dialects already from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and the most guttural of them all, New Hampshire, it's already like having people speaking a foreign language from Europe anyway.
The entire Midwest will become part of Canada or under Canada's flag. You're probably laughing right now. Is Canada going to send in their Royal Canadian Mounted Police to accomplish this on their horses with a hockey stick in one hand and a Moosehead Canadian Lager Beer in the other?
And the final claim is that of Alaska. The Professor says that will go to Russia. It means that Sarah Palin will be at some squaredance or unmarried daughter's giving birth and didn't notice the Russians flying in from just a few miles away. Nobody cares about Alaska anyway.
So there you have it. The Professor's predictions. He's obviously still hallucinating from the 60's.
Another generation will always remember her as one of those to play Catwoman on the mid-1960's TV comedy version of "Batman."
And those who were politically aware will never forget her courage one day at the White House.
When Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon "let's keep escalating the Vietnam War" Johnson, held one of her luncheon/teas at the White House, Eartha Kitt did something that just didn't go on in the White House. She got up and told Mrs. Johnson what she thought about the Vietnam War. And it was not what The Johnsons or the White House wanted to hear.
It made world news. And shook up these war mongers in Washington, D.C.
Of course, Eartha was immediately blacklisted in Hollywood. You just don't tell the Johnsons what you are really feeling about the Vietnam War at a pretty and perfect White House luncheon.
Again, her courage was admirable. The Johnsons may have heard protests from outside the White House, but never from inside.
Today, Christmas Day, I ask all you Christians who condemned this woman who turned Lady Bird's Tea Party into a Mad Hatter Tea Party--Who Would Jesus Say Was More Like Him--The family in the White House that enjoyed escalating a War--Or A Woman who with just a few words, brought the feelings of millions wanting to Stop The War into the home of those producing it?
"WHAT'S HIS BEEF" ??????? asked our great leader George W. Bush in response to an Iraqi journalist throwing shoes at him.
I actually do have to commend our President for his feline-like acrobatics as he quickly and gracefully ducked when the first shoe came flying at him.
However, after 4,000 Americans and 1 million Iraqis have died in this almost 6-year, $300 million dollar a day scuffle, with both Iraq and America falling apart because of it...
I really believe that hopefully the last of the Bush Presidents can answer the question himself.
I GREW UP IN CHICAGO, ILL. AND LIVED THERE UNTIL AGE 14.
EVEN AT 8, CHICAGO OFFERED A SPECIAL DYNAMIC, A SPECIAL SENSE, A SPECIAL FEELING IN THE AIR, TO EVEN ITS YOUNGEST CITIZENS:
YOU COULD FEEL THE POLITICAL CORRUPTION.
IT WAS ALL AROUND YOU. YOU COULD HEAR IT FROM PARENTS, ADULTS TALKING ABOUT IT IN STORES, TV FILLED WITH STORIES, NEWSPAPER FILLED WITH STORIES.
AT AN EARLY AGE, YOU COULD PICK UP THE VIBES THAT THE STATE AND CITY YOU WERE LIVING IN WAS FILLED WITH CORRUPT POLITICS.
OF COURSE THE FACT THAT MAYOR RICHARD J. DALEY WAS THE MAYOR DURING MY ENTIRE GROWING UP IN CHICAGO, AND THE MAYOR IS NOW RICHARD M. DALEY, DOES NOT AT ALL TAINT MY PERSPECTIVE OF CHICAGO POLITICS.
THANK GOD US KIDS COULD GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AND WATCH BOZO.
What Were You Doing 28 Years Ago Tonight?
If you are a baby boomer, you probably have the answer already.
I know where I was and what I was doing.
Watching "Little House On the Prairie" when during the commercials, the local KNBC announcer came on for 3 seconds and said, "John Lennon reportedly shot in New York City, details at 11:00." Then it was back to "Little House."
"WHAT DID HE JUST SAY?" We immediately went searching through all total 7 TV channels in Los Angeles looking for details.
What we found out a few minutes later stunned everybody around the world.
He was a Beatle. Things like this don't happen to Beatles. Everybody loves The Beatles.
Apparently, one deranged young man loved a member of The Beatles too much.
So much, that he decided that the only way to get close to one of them was to be linked forever with him.
Tonight in Los Angeles, 50 fans of John Lennon gathered around his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Vine street right next to the Capitol Records building.
There was a tribute, candles, photos, songs, singing, speeches and a commitment to World Peace.
There is only one person I can think of that would have had Americans out in the streets protesting the war in Iraq from the day we went in there. Instead of being obsessed with TV talent contests.
John Lennon, a visionary who imagined a better world and wasn't afraid to say it.
HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THE CHARADE FOR THE LAST WEEK BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE CHIEFS OF GM, FORD AND CHRYSLER. BECAUSE THAT'S ALL IT WAS.
WITH THE REMAINING MAJOR AMERICAN CAR COMPANIES SPENDING $50 MILLION THIS YEAR ON LOBBYING EFFORTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., YOU DIDN'T REALLY THINK THEIR FRIENDS ON CAPITOL HILL WERE GOING TO LET THEM DOWN, NOW DID YOU?
WATCH FOR A DEAL TO BE REACHED VERY QUICKLY HERE FOR GM, FORD AND CHRYSLER TO GET THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE $700 BILLION TAXPAYER CHARITY BANKROLL.
THE SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN COULDN'T JUST SAY YES TO THEM WITHOUT PUTTING ON A SHOW FOR ALL OF US AMERICANS. THEY HAD TO PROVE THAT THEY WERE WATCHING OUT FOR OUR BEST INTERESTS FIRST.
THIS IS THE WASHINGTON, D.C. VERSION OF "UNCLE SAM: DEAL OR NO DEAL" STARRING NANCY PELOSI AS THE HOST, CEOs OF THE BIG 3 AUTO MAKERS AS THE CONTESTANTS AND WE ARE MERELY THE STUDIO AUDIENCE. WE DON'T TAKE HOME ANY PRIZES LIKE THE CONTESTANTS DO, AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE DON'T EVEN GET A MILTON BRADLEY COPY OF THE HOME VERSION OF "UNCLE SAM: DEAL OR NO DEAL."
AMERICANS--THANKS FOR PLAYING THE GAME--SUCKERS!
CITIGROUP WAS HANDED THE MOST INCREDIBLE BUSINESS DEAL TODAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE FINANCIAL WORLD. COURTESY OF U.S. TAXPAYERS.
ON TOP OF THE $25 BILLION THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY GIVEN THEM, THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN ADDITIONAL $20 BILLION. AND ANY BAD LOANS THEY HAVE ON THE BOOKS, NO PROBLEM, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WILL COVER UP TO $300 BILLION TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE.
IN MOST OF THE 40'S, 50'S AND 60'S, WHEN A PERSON OPENED UP A NEW ACCOUNT AT A BANK, THEY GOT A FREE TOASTER.
I FIGURE THAT CITIBANK NOW OWES A TOASTER TO EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO JUST FINANCED THEIR CHARITABLE HANDOUT. ALL 300 MILLION OF THEM. IF THEY PICK THEM UP WHOLESALE, AT $2.00 EACH, IT WILL ONLY COST $600 MILLION...AND THESE DAYS....THAT'S NO PROBLEM. UNCLE SAM WILL BE GLAD TO PAY FOR THE WHOLE THING!
I ASK YOU. WHAT DIFFERENCE IS CITIBANK NOW THEN THE OFFICIAL BANK OF THE SOVIET UNION DURING COMMUNISM--STATE BANK OF THE USSR ???
IF GM, FORD AND CHRYSLER SOMEHOW MANAGE TO CONVINCE OUR GOVERNMENT TO GIVE THEM $25 BILLION OUT OF UNCLE SAM'S $700 BILLION CHARITY "HANDOUT," THEY SHOULD SPEND MOST OF IT ON A GIANT PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE LOOK ON SOMEBODY'S FACE WHEN YOU WANT TO SEE
THEIR BRAND NEW FOREIGN TOYOTA, HONDA, LEXUS, NISSAN, BMW, MAZDA, MERCEDES BENZ, MITSUBISHI, VOLVO OR ACURA? THEY ARE GLEAMING, PROUD, DIGNIFIED, MAJESTIC AND PASSIONATE.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE LOOK ON SOMEBODY'S FACE WHEN YOU WANT TO SEE THEIR BRAND NEW DOMESTIC CHEVROLET, FORD, DODGE, PONTIAC, BUICK, OLDSMOBILE OR SATURN? THEY ARE USUALLY HUMBLE, EMBARRASSED, NON-CHALANT, INDIFFERENT AND HALF-HEARTED.
IT USED TO BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
AMERICANS WERE PROUD OF DRIVING A CAR THAT SAID CHEVROLET, FORD AND CHRYSLER ON IT. AND PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD WANTED THESE CARS MADE IN DETROIT BECAUSE IT WAS A STATUS SYMBOL
THIS CHANGE OF ATTITUDE STARTED TO CHANGE IN THE MID-LATE 1970's AS JAPANESE CARS BECAME VIABLE ALTERNATIVES.
IN THE 1980'S, THE JAPANESE COMPANIES STARTED TO HAVE EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS IN THE U.S. MARKET. HOWEVER, IF YOU WERE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE AUTOMAKERS IN DETROIT, YOU DIDN'T EVEN DARE DRIVE A FOREIGN CAR TO THE PARKING LOT.
IN THE 1990'S, THE IMAGE OF FOREIGN CARS BECAME VERY DIGNIFIED, SLEEK AND SOPHISTICATED. AND THE IMAGE OF AMERICAN CARS HAD HIT BOTTOM.
IN THE NEW MILLENIUM, UNLESS YOU WERE BORN BEFORE 1970, YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT AMERICAN CARS ONCE DOMINATING THE WORLD AND BEING HIGH CLASS STATUS SYMBOLS.
NOW THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS. THE CADILLAC DIVISION OF GM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR STATUS. THE LINCOLN DIVISION OF FORD HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO THE SAME. THE INTRODUCTION OF MUSTANGS THAT LOOK ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE THE ORIGINALS HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF SUCCESS FOR FORD. AND THE INTRODUCTION OF RETRO CAMAROS FOR GM IS DOING THE SAME.
GM, FORD AND CHRYSLER HAVE AN IMAGE PROBLEM WITH AMERICANS.
COCA-COLA SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO KEEP AMERICANS PROUD OF ITS BRAND, THEY NEED TO SHARE SOME OF THIS KNOWLEDGE WITH DETROIT.
CITIBANK BAILOUT vs. AUTO INDUSTRY BAILOUT
LET ME SEE IF I UNDERSTAND THIS RIGHT.
OUR GOVERNMENT HANDED $25 BILLION OF OUR TAXES WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED TO CITIBANK. A FEW DAYS LATER, CITIBANK ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE LAYING OFF 25,000 AMERICAN EMPLOYEES.
TODAY, OUR GOVERNMENT MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO GIVE $25 BILLION TO THE REMAINING MAJOR U.S. AUTOMAKERS, GM, FORD AND CHRYSLER.
THEY JUSTIFIED THIS BECAUSE THE AUTO INDUSTRY IS NOT PART OF THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY BACKBONE OF AMERICA.
THE AUTO INDUSTRY RESPONDED BY TELLING CONGRESS THAT IF THEY GO OUT OF BUSINESS, THE COUNTRY WILL NOT SURVIVE.
SINCE THE $700 BILLION BAILOUT WILL CONTINUE ANYWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE TAXPAYERS SAY OR DO...WHY WOULD CITIBANK (WHO DID NOT NEED IT) GET $25 BILLION, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY (WHICH DOES NEED IT) NOT RECEIVE IT?
DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE TO YOU?
Sean Hannity is idiotic enough. But now vying for his crown is that complete knucklehead and lunatic, Mark Levin.
Today he was very upset that he was misquoted calling Barack Obama a Hitler.
"I never called him Hitler. I called him a Marxist and a Socialist."
Thanks for clearing that up Mark.
As details came out today of Barack Obama's proposed health care program for all Americans, something 50 years overdue, Mark Levin found it necessary to tear it down.
"They want you to believe that people are bleeding in the streets because they can’t get health care."
Actually you moron, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine in 1997 concluded that almost 100,000 people died in the United States each year because of lack of needed care.
Now that there is almost 50 million Americans without any kind of health insurance, that number has grown.
Many people voted for Barack Obama because they knew he would actually implement a health care program for all Americans. And he's right on schedule which is amazing considering he doesn't legally become the President of the United States until January 20, 2009.
You'll notice that according to these right-winged maniacs, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh, creating a national health care program for all Americans is SOCIALISM.
But apparently, the U.S. government handing billions of dollars of our tax money to insurance companies, banks, investment firms, mortgage companies, auto manufacturers and others doesn't qualify to be called SOCIALISM.
It is that kind of hypocrisy that contributed to the election of Barack Obama.
At Christmas 1968, Elvis Presley, who had been knocked out of the music charts and the public's awareness by The Beatles over the previous four years, agreed to take a chance and do a comeback TV special for NBC. From 1964-1968 he had only been doing a series of bad movies and had placed very few songs on the charts.
The special was watched by all of America and made Elvis #1 in America and around the world again. The majority of the special featured Elvis doing a live and casual performance in the round in front of a small audience while covering his famous songs of 12 years earlier.
But it was what he did with the show's finale that blew everybody away.
The man who had only sung about love, romance and breaking up, agreed to do a brand new special song that was POLITICAL, SOCIAL COMMENTARY AND IDEALISTIC by nature.
The song, "If I Can Dream," questioned why all human beings cannot dream of a better world where they work and live together.
Elvis Presley was taking a big chance with singing that song.
People wanted and expected the old romantic and gyrating Elvis.
They had enough protesting and idealism to last them a lifetime.
Surely, they did not expect anything like what they witnessed together (don't forget--
no VCR's, TIVO's--everybody was watching the show at the same time)
that would make them sit up and take notice.
Elvis, the once most famous man in the world who never would sing, talk or comment on politics, current events or anything controversial, decided to take a stand for brotherhood and humanity in a song.
And the audience responded overwhelmingly. At least those who dared to dream.
If you are not familiar with the song, here are the words, but they are only half the experience--you must download the Elvis performance. You have NEVER heard the intensity, inspiration and commitment of Elvis Presley until you have heard and seen him perform this song.
The song was written by Walter Earl Brown and changed as a last minute replacement for a standard Christmas song Elvis was supposed to sing.
If I Can Dream
There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can't my dream come true
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away
All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won't that sun appear
We're lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We're trapped in a world
That's troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there's a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer's gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there's a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Elvis Presley -- just one of many contributors towards a decent America as fulfilled on November 4, 2008.
I HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED JOHN McCAIN.
I have always found him to be the ultimate Republican (other than Ronald Reagan) that many Democrats would consider voting for as President.
He is a true patriot, an American hero and a very decent man. He showed that last night in his concession speech.
However, John McCain, under the pressure of his campaign advisers, stepped out of character.
By agreeing to participate in the hateful negative campaign against Barack Obama in the last few months, he completely alienated any Democrats, Independents and others who might have considered voting for him. Instead of dealing with the issues, he was busy attacking Mr. Obama.
But his biggest mistake was his selection for Vice-President.
John McCain is a creative thinker.
Realizing that many non-Republican women were very upset that Hillary Clinton
was out as both potential President and Vice-President, he came up with a GIMMICK
to attract them. He would grab a woman, any woman, for Vice-President.
This would give him the votes of all the women in America.
At first, his selection of Sarah Palin, became the media sensation!
And then as the summer ended and we got into fall, the OBVIOUS became clear.
The small-town-mayor-turned-Governor was great eye candy--and that was about it.
She did not know anything about Foreign Policy, Domestic Policy or anything that was needed by a person who is a heart attack away from being President.
The choice of Vice-President is usually not an issue in a Presidential election.
Surveys taken even two years ago revealed that more than 50% of Americans could not name the current Vice-President.
In this election, the Vice-President was as important as the President.
John McCain's GIMMICK backfired. IT COULD HAVE WORKED had he taken the time to find a woman who knew what NAFTA was and which countries are participants in it.
The selection of the right woman for Vice-President could have changed the whole election around for the Republicans.
Today, the question came up, "How do you know what Sarah Palin knows and doesn't know?"
To answer this, I refer you to the "insider" report released today.
This first report of its kind states that John McCain's own staff were in chaos when they realized that Sarah Palin was very deficient in knowledge in the areas of politics, geography, world affairs and everything else that a Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2008 spotlight needed to know. And they worked around it by controlling her interviews to just a few in which she performed poorly anyway. It further reports that she and John McCain's staff began to battle it out on a regular basis with a great deal of tantrums performed by "Caribou Barbie."
What leftist/liberal/radical came up with this report?
I'd like to tell you that it was somebody working at MSNBC, but it wasn't.
The report comes from Carl Cameron, Chief Political Correspondent for FOX NEWS.
AMERICANS SAW & HEARD A MAN WHOSE IDEAS THEY BELIEVED IN
AMERICANS SAW & HEARD A MAN WHO INSPIRED THEM
AMERICANS SAW & HEARD A MAN WHO THEY FEEL COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES AND THEIR COUNTRY
AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERED TO THEM
MANY OF US HAVE BEEN WAITING 50-90 YEARS TO SEE THIS HAPPEN
AMERICANS HAVE FINALLY BECOME COLOR BLIND
AMERICANS, YOU CAN CONGRATULATE YOURSELVES
OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER.
WHEN JERRY FORD SPOKE THOSE WORDS IN 1974, HE NEVER KNEW THAT AMERICANS WOULD SOMEDAY IN THE FUTURE HAVE REASON TO SPEAK THEM AGAIN.
EIGHT LONG YEARS OF A PRESIDENCY THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS A BAD EXPERIMENT IN DEMOCRACY.
WILL YOU BE A PATRIOT AND SUPPORT THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN JANUARY?
AMERICAN COMPANIES WERE ONCE THE LIVELIHOOD OF AMERICA.
AMERICANS PROUDLY WENT TO WORK EVERY DAY MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED AND RESPECTED ALL OVER THE WORLD.
FAMILIES WITH JUST A WORKING DAD COULD AFFORD HOMES, CARS, VACATIONS AND THE GREATEST STANDARD OF LIVING IN THE WORLD.
AFTER AMERICAN MINDS CREATED A REPLACEMENT FOR VACUUM TUBES—THE TRANSISTOR—THE JAPANESE TOOK THE TECHNOLOGY AND GAVE IT BACK TO AMERICA IN A PRODUCT
THAT WOULD FLOOD OUR COUNTRY—THE TRANSISTOR RADIO.
IT WAS A TROJAN HORSE IN DISGUISE. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS FROM ASIAN NATIONS WOULD SLOWLY CREEP INTO AMERICAN LIFE AND DESTROY OUR MANUFACTURING BASE.
1958—JUST A SMALL LIST
TRANSISTOR RADIOS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
APPLIANCES MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
TVs MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
AUTOMOBILES MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
BICYCLES MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
TOYS MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
CLOTHES MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
PURSES MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
SHOES MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
COSMETICS MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
OFFICE SUPPLIES MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
FURNITURE MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
JEWELRY MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
SPORTING GOODS MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
AMERICAN FLAGS MADE IN USA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
TRANSISTOR RADIOS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
APPLIANCES MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
TVs MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
CARS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
BICYCLES MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
TOYS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
CLOTHES MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
PURSES MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
SHOES MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
COSMETICS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
OFFICE SUPPLIES MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
FURNITURE MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
JEWELRY MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
SPORTING GOODS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
AMERICAN FLAGS MADE IN ASIA FOR AMERICA & THE WORLD
OUR BIGGEST PRODUCT MADE IN AMERICA IN 2008 IS DEBT.
WHEN WE HAVE NOTHING TO MANUFACTURE HERE, IT MEANS WE ARE BUYING THINGS FROM OTHER NATIONS. AND THEY HAVE THE JOBS THAT AMERICANS ONCE HAD.
WE HAVE BECOME A NATION OF SERVICE JOBS AND LOW PAYING RETAIL JOBS.
EVEN A CHILD IN AMERICA IN 1958 WAS PROUD TO SHOW-OFF HIS NEW SCHWINN BICYCLE (NO SCHWINN BICYCLES ARE MADE IN AMERICA ANYMORE), THE LEVIS HE WAS WEARING WITH A DISTINCTIVE WHITE TAG IN THE BACK (THERE ARE NO LEVIS FACTORIES LEFT IN AMERICA—THEY ARE ALL OVERSEAS) AND THE FRISBEES AND DUNCAN YOYOS HE JUST GOT AT THE STORE (THEY ARE NOW ALL MADE IN OTHER COUNTRIES).
COULD WE EVER SEE “MADE IN U.S.A.” DOMINATE THE WORLD AGAIN? UNFORTUNATELY, THE HORSE IS TOO FAR OUT OF THE GATE.
THE GATEWATCHERS—BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS—WERE ASLEEP WHILE IT HAPPENED.
Meet George McGovern. At the tail end of the "60's," in 1972, he was the Democratic nominee for President. The Senator from South Dakota was a liberal, radical, extremist and Left-Winger who was adamantly opposed to the Vietnam War and offered real CHANGE to the establishment in Washington, D.C. He was not a Washington player. His ideas did not appeal to MIDDLE AMERICA. He basically appealed to the newly vote-given 18-year-olds and extreme leftists in the Democratic party.
His opponent, Richard Nixon, the then current President of the United States running for a
second term, had an appeal to the entire Republican party and to Democrats who did not want a perceived extremist in the White House.
This is the result of the 1972 election. Very red--isn't it?
It was a LANDSLIDE for the REPUBLICANS and Richard Nixon. Democrat George McGovern won exactly one state--Massachusetts. And one District--Washington D.C. (you need a magnifying glass for that.) Senator McGovern did not even win his own state, South Dakota.
THIS COUNTRY WAS NOT READY FOR CHANGE IN 1972.
That moronic radio hypocrite, Sean Hannity, spent most of the summer telling his audience that the 2008 election is going to look exactly like 1972, with a LANDSLIDE for John McCain.
Sean hopes you don't remember his uneducated and unknowledgeable blabber, because...
THIS COUNTRY IS READY FOR CHANGE IN 2008.
There may be a LANDSLIDE--but it won't be for John McCain.
John McCain does not appeal to the entire Republican party.
He has no appeal to any Democrats at all.
Barak Obama has touched a nerve with 18 year olds, 80 year olds and everybody inbetween.
His ideas, once considered radical, extremist, liberal and left-wing, are now appealing to MIDDLE AMERICA.
It took 36 years, but now George McGovern has finally come home to the White House.
HE NEEDS TO TALK TO THE THOUSANDS OF AVERAGE AMERICANS THAT FOUND OUT TODAY THAT THEY WILL HAVE NO JOB NEXT WEEK.
DOZENS OF COMPANIES, MANY OF WHICH YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH, HAVE ANNOUNCED THOUSANDS OF LAYOFFS. IN OTHER WORDS, THE END OF AMERICAN JOBS AND THE END OF THEIR ABILITY TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES OR LIVE A NORMAL AMERICAN LIFE.
THE $700 BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUT HAS NOT WORKED. THE DOW JONES WAS WAY DOWN ALMOST 600 POINTS TODAY. BUT THE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF MASSIVE LAYOFFS BY COMPANIES WAS WAY UP. YOU'RE GONNA PAY THE REST OF YOUR LIVES FOR THAT CORPORATE WELFARE--AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT GIVING THEM MORE.
"A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT AND A CAR IN EVERY GARAGE"
will soon have to be changed to:
"A BIG MAC IN EVERY CAR WHERE YOU'LL BE LIVING AND SLEEPING"
WELCOME TO THE USSA--The United Socialist States of America
Your Congressmen and Senators and the Media Conglomerates don't dare call it what it really is:
The United States is now officially a Socialist Nation.
Now that the U.S. Government is in the Banking, Mortgage, Insurance and Car Manufacturing Business, having invested HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS (with much more coming) of your taxes into what used to be a Free Market economy, they have become no different than Cuba, China, Vietnam, Sweden, Mexico and dozens of other countries where the government is in a complete ownership or quasi-ownership role of major services and products--to guarantee their success, even if they have failed.
Since this is all being done without the citizens' involvement, it's time that the Uncle Sam pours BILLIONS MORE into some of these:
AOL hasn't been doing very well in the last 5 years. With competition from cable, DSL and handheld access to the Internet, millions of people have dumped their AOL accounts realizing that being greeted by "You've Got Mail" is not necessary in their lives. The U.S. Government has an obligation to bring this pioneering company back to the financial status it once had. Call your Congressman today! And demand $100 Billion for AOL.
The Record Industry which made it clear 10 years ago--"We will not allow our music to go digital. You will always have to buy it in the record store," has suffered enough. Although they lost billions by refusing to convert to digital downloading until last year, we taxpayers should make up for those losses. Write your Senators today and demand that $300 Billion be given to the Record Industry for what we all put them through when we turned to Napster.
After watching "Back to the Future," how could anybody not want a DeLorean automobile to call their own? It is up to the U.S. Government to bail out the once existing DeLorean Motor Car Company. With only 9,000 of the futuristic vehicles ever made, it is time to put it back into production. This time in a variety of colors other than that stainless steel look and with an optional time machine as an accessory. A fair $500 Billion from Americans would get this operation going again.
In November, VOTE OUT ANYBODY who approved the legislation to give your money away.
In the 1997 comedy, "Austin Powers," Dr. Evil who has been frozen from 1967 to 1997, calls a meeting of his evil henchmen to initiate a new plan to hold the world hostage. Infiltrating a United Nations meeting via video conferencing, he attempts to blackmail the world's leaders by telling them that they have to pay $1 MILLION dollars. Unaware of the decline in value of that amount, the world's leaders break into laughter. When he is advised to up the ante, Dr. Evil then changes the amount of his extortion to $100 BILLION dollars. The world's leaders are then absolutely shocked by this fantastic amount and don't know what to do.
Your Congress, the Senate and House of Representatives who supposedly represent your best interests, apparently think nothing of extorting you and holding you hostage by handing $700 BILLION, WHICH YOU AND YOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN WILL PAY FOR, to the criminals on Wall Street who get to play with your money like it is a game of Monopoly with absolutely no risk involved.
Have you ever seen your representatives move so fast to supposedly do something for you...in a matter of a few days?
How much legislation have any of them discussed in 15 years to try and deal with 45 million Americans that cannot afford to see a doctor and get sick? NONE.
How much legislation have any of them discussed in 5 years to make sure Veterans returning physically and mentally incapacitated from Iraq are given 100% treatment and other services? NONE
How much legislation have any of them discussed in 60 years to make sure that 100% every young person who wants to attend college will absolutely be financially able to do so? NONE
How much legislation have any of them discussed in 40 years to try and substitute alternative forms of energy 100% and rid our dependence on oil? NONE.
I can go on and on.
They have NEVER moved so fast to take care of anything as they have done to hand your money to the people who least deserve it.
AND THEY KNOW--THAT YOU'LL FORGET ALL ABOUT IT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS--
As soon as your are DISTRACTED by SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, CELEBRITIES and EVERY OTHER TRIVIAL THING which can be turned into a HEADLINE by the few MEDIA CONGLOMERATES IN AMERICA.
HERE'S THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO:
VOTE THEM ALL OUT FOR WHAT THEY DID--AND VOTE IN ALL NEW PEOPLE.
YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, MOST WHO ARE MILLIONAIRES AND DO NOT WORRY ABOUT GETTING THROUGH ANOTHER WEEK, ARE MOVING QUICKLY TO BAIL OUT WALL STREET FOR $700 BILLION COURTESY OF ALL OF US SUCKER TAXPAYERS WHO NEVER QUESTION ANYTHING.
AND IN AN UNPRECEDENTED ACT OF GENEROSITY, OUR REPRESENTATIVES ARE EVEN POSTPONING THEIR TAXPAYER PAID THREE MONTH VACATIONS "UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE." SUCH LOYALTY.
ONLY 300 AMERICANS SHOWED UP TO PROTEST THIS CALAMITY TODAY WHEN THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN 300,000. BUT IT'S HARD TO WHEN DAD IS HOLDING DOWN 2 OR 3 JOBS, MOM IS WORKING 1 OR 2 AND EVEN SUSIE AND BOBBY MUST ALSO HAVE EMPLOYMENT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE FAMILY.
THE AMERICAN DREAM HAS TURNED INTO AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE.
AND YOUR GOVERNMENT, WITHOUT CONSULTING YOU, THINKS THAT THEY CAN DO ALL OF THIS IN THE QUIET OF THE NIGHT.
YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ARE PRAYING THAT SOME MAJOR NEW SHOWBIZ SCANDAL WILL BREAK IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS SO ALL OF YOUR ATTENTION CAN BE DIVERTED TO THAT INSTEAD.
IF THEY'RE LUCKY:
MAYBE MICHAEL JACKSON WILL MARRY PARIS HILTON.
MAYBE ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT WILL ADOPT THE OSMOND FAMILY.
AND THE ULTIMATE, MAYBE ELVIS WILL REVEAL HIMSELF AFTER 3 DECADES!
YOU SHOULD BE UP IN ARMS ABOUT WHAT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY. BUT THE NEW TV SEASON IS HERE AND THAT IS REALLY MUCH MORE IMPORTANT.
WHO DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE $1 TRILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO SET UP TO BUY OUT THE MILLIONS OF BAD LOANS THAT WERE MADE BY GREEDY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, MORTGAGE COMPANIES AND BANKS?
YOU ARE GOING TO PAY, YOUR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO PAY, THEIR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO PAY AND THEIRS AS WELL.
AMERICANS ARE 60 DAYS AWAY FROM SELECTING THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE ON EARTH--PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
AND WHAT DID WE HEAR ALL DAY LONG TODAY NO MATTER WHERE YOU TURNED?
LIPSTICK ON A PIG
IT SEEMS THAT THE TWO MAJOR CANDIDATES ARE TRADING BARBS REGARDING THE USE OF THE TERM AND IT HAS BECOME A FOCUS ON BLAMING EACH OTHER FOR, WELL, WHATEVER.
WE ARE INVOLVED IN TWO WARS DAILY KILLING INNOCENT AMERICANS AND IRAQIS/AFGHANISTANS, OUR ECONOMY IS ABOUT TO SINK INTO DEPRESSION-ERA NUMBERS, THE DEFICIT IS STAGGERING, UNEMPLOYMENT IS SKYROCKETING, GAS AND FOOD PRICES ARE OUT OF CONTROL, 45 MILLION AMERICANS CAN'T SEE A DOCTOR--AND OUR MAJOR CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT ARE ARGUING ABOUT "LIPSTICK ON A PIG."
THIS IS LIKE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
CAN YOU IMAGINE KENNEDY AND NIXON ARGUING ABOUT METAPHORS TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE 1960 ELECTION--INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE SERIOUS CONCERNS OF THE DAY?
THEY ARE PROBABLY BOTH ROLLING OVER IN THEIR GRAVES.
Where can they go to evacuate if a 3-4-5 strength hurricane passes over their island as one is headed?And as one did last week?
The answer is nowhere. In a dangerous game of musical chairs, the Cuban government simply had them move to the weakest area of the hurricane or in an area that it had already passed.
As most of you know, Cuba is one of 5 remaining Communist nations on earth.
Residents are simply not allowed to leave. Even during a hurricane.
Because they love their Socialist Paradise--at least that's what their government tells them.
Even if we offered safety temporarily and took the whole population out to our shores, that would be a problem for El Presidente For Life Fidel Castro and his little 76-year-old brother Raul who now is in charge. 99% of the residents would refuse to go back until they became a Democracy.
Even with the threat of a hurricane that is large enough to cover the entire island at the whole time and do catastrophic damage, the Castro Brothers want to make sure that they control the lives of the people at all times.
If Cuba was next to China and would be afraid to drop its Communist state, that would be one thing. But they're not. They are next to the United States. Maybe the 12 million residents of Cuba will get lucky if Fidel and Raul are washed out to sea and land in Miami on a raft. We'd love to make them permanent guests.
How can I sit there and smile and tell students "Your First Amendment Rights Guarantee That You Can Express Your Opinion In America" when I realistically know that a group of teenage girls who decided to express their anti-abortion views by writing on chalk on the sidewalk in front of Barak Obama's hotel in Denver were pounced upon by Nazi-Fascist police, were physically restrained, arrested and mandhandled by a group of fascist pigs in Denver last week during the Democractic National Convention.
What do you care? You are more interested in who is going to win NBC's very important Talent Contest, or what Lindsay, Britney or Paris has to say, or what outrageous incident in the news we can all be shocked and incensed by today (until a new one comes about tomorrow)...
Did you see this video on CBS News or ABC News or NBC News?
Did you hear anything about it?
Of course not.
According to the Constitution that I am supposed to teach, these girls have the right to express their "Anti-Abortion" or "Pro-Abortion" opinions, views and feelings without a group of government thugs attacking them. They had even obtained a permit from the city to write on the sidewalk with chalk.
For a minute I thought this happened in Communist China during the Olympics.
That I could understand.
If you don't wake up now, one of these days, they'll be coming after you when you express your opinion. And there will be nobody left to help you.
When soon to be Governor of California Pat Brown once said "There is fascism in the air," he knew what he was talking about.
Let me warn you about something. Democracy is no different than a champion tennis ability. You need to practice it, cultivate it, work at it and keep it in its finest form.
OR YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE IT.
Don't ever forget. YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT.
You hire them to represent YOU.
If they become tyrants, you have the right to replace them.
I cannot tell 16-year-olds about how wonderful and guaranteed their freedom of speech rights are when I am aware of just one example of a group of them being assaulted by fascist nazis for using those freedoms.
If you agree with me, send me a short note at: email@example.com
All year long we have been subjected to intense political rhetoric and hyperbole:
LIBERALS: "I'm still for Hillary. She should have gotten the nomination. I am going to protest and I will NOT vote for Barak Obama. I will vote for nobody."
CONSERVATIVES: "John McCain is a liberal in disguise. He is not a true conservative. I will not vote for John McCain. I will vote for nobody."
HERE IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON ELECTION DAY--November 4, 2008.
Disgruntled Liberal will enter the voting booth and will think:
"If I don't vote for Barak Obama, then we'll have eight more years of George W. Bush.
I am going to vote for Barak Obama after all."
Disgruntled Conservative will enter the voting booth and will think:
"If I don't vote for John McCain, then we'll have eight more years of Bill Clinton.
I am going to vote for John McCain after all."
It's very simple.
People will throw away their convictions at the very last minute.
It will be a very close vote and come down to Democrats vs. Republicans.
A Conversation I Had Two Days Ago:
Somebody I Know: "Eliot...did you hear about Bigfoot! They've caught him! It's For Real"
Eliot: "Look, it's a hoax. Every few months somebody pulls off a great hoax. They hold a huge press conference and get the media all excited and in turn the public believes it is for real because it is in print or on TV or now on the Internet. And the public believes anything in print as some kind of wise unquestionable authority."
Somebody I Know: "But they really have Bigfoot. They've got pictures this time."
Eliot: "The pictures look like a gorilla suit to me. Let me explain to you how to spot a hoax.
1. They hold a press conference.
2. The people making the claim never allow at least three totally objective and unconnected persons to come and examine the evidence.
3. They are vague when asked anything specific.
That is exactly what has happened in this case."
As expected, today it was revealed that the entire thing was a hoax and it was a gorilla suit.
And every major media outlet in the U.S. carried the original story.
Your computer terminal is the most powerful piece of technology ever known to man that connects you to a world of knowledge.
You can read different perspectives, consider different viewpoints and research any subject.
And maybe your opinion will put you in a tiny minority against the majority who says otherwise.
Instead of believing everything you read, try believing in yourself.
John Lennon, a man who said bold things many decades before anybody else had the courage to do so summed it up nicely in a song he wrote:
I don't believe in magic
I don't believe in I-ching
I don't believe in Bible
I don't believe in Tarot
I don't believe in Hitler
I don't believe in Jesus
I don't believe in Kennedy
I don't believe in Buddha
I don't believe in Mantra
I don't believe in Gita
I don't believe in Yoga
I don't believe in Kings
I don't believe in Elvis
I don't believe in Zimmerman
I don't believe in Beatles
I just believe in me
Michael Phelps has become a phenomenon. The Olympic Gold Medal Winner has captivated the hearts and minds of people worldwide as he turned his dream of being a swimming winner into a universal champion. He inspires millions. So Hollywood, please stay away.
There are only a few American names the average person can remember as accomplishing the same in the last 40 years: Marc Spitz, Mary Lou Retton and Kurt Thomas.
Thomas, the young gymnast set new records in the 1976 Olympics and became a household word.
And then Hollywood called.
They decided he should be a Movie Star. A cross between Bruce Lee and James Bond.
The movie, "Gymkata," was his first and last, and has developed a cult following as one of the worst movies ever made.
The filmmakers and studio had serious intentions. He would be the next superstar action movie hero. However, at the advanced studio screening which I still regret wasting 2 hours of my time, the vote was unanimous. "Oh My God!...They Must be Joking!" was heard from the confused and shocked guests as they exited this experiment in Sports meets Hollywood.
In the film "Gymkata," Kurt Thomas stars as some secret agent that the U.S. government sends to a mysterious country to compete in some kind of physical competition that they must win. But there are those that will do anything to stop him from competing, resulting in high-energy action-packed scenes involving gymnastics and physical confrontation.
The funniest unintentional moment occurs when Kurt is being chased down an alley by a group of foreign thugs determined to do away with him. Fortunately for Thomas, a parallel bar stretched high up from one side of the alley to the other happens to be just there miraculously, allowing him to perform incredible acts of gymnastics to defeat his foes. I have never forgotten that most preposterous moment ever.
I have also been puzzled for decades now as to why the king of this Austin Powers-satire-style nation had a Brooklyn accent. After all, this was no comedy.
We've gone many years without making Olympic superstars into Movie Stars.
Please, no Michael Phelps in a new version of "Thunderball."
Let's leave the unqualified people thrown into movies to Paris Hilton and her type.
The difference between living in the New Millenium and Biblical Times is that we now have the technology and resources to adequately investigate any claims anybody makes and can instantly share and compare those claims with others who can further enhance or detract from the claim being made. There have been unexplainable miracles then and now and there have also been ridiculous rumors started then and now.
The top ridiculous rumor of 2008 comes from the right-winged trash website WorldNutDaily www.wnd.com
Calling themselves a legitimate news organization while connected to the right-winged maniacs Michael Savage and Roy Masters, the goal of WorldNutDaily is to turn America into a theocracy with their own self-appointed fascist leaders.
WorldNutDaily's inspiring miraculous story of the year makes them look like complete fools.
According to them, they claim a story called "Modern-day loaves-and-fishes miracle reported" actually happened and is worthy of the same space they usually devote to attacking Democrats and other decent Americans who don't buy into their fascist right-winged agenda.
In this miracle story which took place recently, a Christian ministry conference was being held with 3,500 attendees. Exactly 3,500 Kentucky Fried Chicken lunch boxes were ordered, they were all accounted for and handed out at lunch. All of a sudden, 1500 more attendees arrived in the lunch room, but there was no food for them. When the waiters entered the now empty room which previously held the KFC lunch boxes, 1200 more KFC lunch boxes appeared out of nowhere! Enough food for the additional 1500 attendees! An unexplainable miracle which is a modern example of Jesus feeding a crowd of believers from a limited amount of food.
And in a further preposterous claim, Charisma Magazine, the original source of this lunacy, reports that the waiters went back to the empty room one more time, where yet ANOTHER 1200 KFC Lunch Boxes appeared out of thin air!
Again, this is the New Millenium and before we get down on our knees in prayer, we have the opportunity to use our God-given common sense to examine the situation.
Is it possible that somebody on the staff realizing that an overflowing crowd was starting to appear and there was not enough food, picked up the phone and ordered more KFC lunch boxes?
Is it possible that somebody already realized that there would be 5,000 attendees and had ordered 3 truckloads. One had shown up and was given out, the second one showed up a few minutes later and was placed in the same room, and later a third truckload showed up and was placed in the room?
Is it possible that the local KFC, basking in the huge profits it had already made from a 3500 Lunch Box order, sent over an additional 2400 as a surprise bonus for the convention?
Is it possible that some attendee realizing that there was not enough food, picked up the phone himself and sent the remaining 2400 boxes over as a charitable gift asking not to be named?
Did anybody check with the local KFC and find out if they had anything to do with the magical appearance of 2400 additional Lunch Boxes? Were there any receipts or a bill of sale for such an order that can explain this miracle?
After the first 1200 KFC Lunch Boxes appeared out of thin air, wouldn't somebody sit in that room so they could be a witness if it happened again? So they could be in the presence of Jesus as he repeats the miracle one more time?
Can you think of a logical possibility yourself?
HOWEVER, WORLDNUTDAILY, WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT A MIRACLE AKIN TO JESUS FEEDING THE CROWD HAS OCCURED.
If we are to believe that, we have to consider the following:
Why has Jesus decided to favor KFC over McDonald's, Burger King or Taco Bell to magically feed 1500 additional people? Wouldn't some of these people like a Big Mac instead?
When Jesus magically created 2400 additional KFC Lunch Boxes to appear to feed this crowd, did he make sure that there was a fork, little packet of pepper and salt and one of those little wet napkins in each box?
Wouldn't KFC use this incident as a worldwide promotion claiming that God prefers their product over their fast food competitors?
The creation of KFC Lunch Boxes in thin air would bring up serious trademark infringement and patent infringement issues. Jesus could be sued for intellectual property infringement in a Federal Court.
Would these God-created KFC boxes of food contain any unnatural chemicals, radioactive waves or other non-terrestrial characteristics that would elicit the immediate interest of the U.S. Government and the military, resulting in black helicopters circling and invading the Christian conference and confiscating the miraculous KFC Lunch Boxes?
It's one thing creating baskets filled with fish and loaves of bread in Biblical days, but it's another thing creating 2400 KFC Lunch Boxes out of thin air. It's called STEALING. Did Jesus stand in line at the local KFC and pay for those boxes? Or did he make them disappear from the local KFC and appear at the convention? What about the people working minimum wage for KFC? Did they or the local KFC profit from those boxes which magically appeared?
Since this is the equivalent of the Biblical story, instead of wearing a chain with a fish around their neck, can Christians now wear a chain with a piece of fried chicken attached?
Has Jesus appointed Colonel Sanders as a KFC Food Angel who will recreate this miracle at Christian conventions worldwide?
Do 15,000 babies and children who die DAILY of HUNGER in this world before the sun sets, magically have KFC Lunch Boxes appear before them to save them?
And finally, if you are a politically-aware person, you are aware that KFC is under serious scrutiny for unthinkable torture and cruelty of the chickens that become your lunch boxes. Check it out for yourself at www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com
I don't think Jesus would want to endorse a company that engages in those practices.
HERE IS THE STORY FOR YOU AS REPORTED IN WND:
Modern-day loaves-and-fishes miracle reported
3,500 box lunches feed 5,000 ... with leftovers
Posted: August 08, 2008
12:00 am Eastern
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
A Denver-based Christian ministry claims it witnessed a modern-day loaves-and-and-fishes miracle in
The incident was reported by Charisma Magazine and described on a YouTube video about the trip.
According to Marilyn Hickey, 77, whose ministry organized the meetings in conjunction with the Egyptian Evangelical Association, 3,500 boxed-lunches from KFC were ordered and accounted for, said the Charisma report.
"There were tickets distributed for the lunches," Hickey said. "The boxes were given out, leaving none in the room."
Hickey reported that after the lunches were handed out, another 1,200 appeared in the room, "leaving a surplus of food and dumbfounded witnesses," Charisma reported.
Hickey's staff called the incident during the recent
Hickey told the publication she feels confident in proclaiming the event as a miracle because independent Egyptian and non-Christian sources verified the unexplained appearance of the lunches.
"It happened in such a way that [my ministry] was not at all associated with it, which left local volunteers and non-Christians marveling at what had happened," she told Charisma.
Hickey's trip included a series of ministry outreaches and teaching events, including a women's conference attended by more than 1,000. She said another highlight was her visit to a work launched by Father Samaan, a Coptic Christian whose outreach targeted a
Hickey's ministry, based in a
AND NOW THE ORIGINAL STORY FROM Charisma Magazine (they don't have an agenda...now do they?)
‘Loaves and Fishes’ Miracle Reported in Egypt
More than 2,000 boxed-lunches inexplicably turned up at a pastors’ conference in Cairo, according to Marilyn Hickey Ministries.
[07.29.08] Bible teacher and evangelist Marilyn Hickey’s recent 10-day trip to Cairo, Egypt—described by organizers afterward as the largest gathering of Christians to ever assemble in the ancient city— included a report of something more astounding than the several hundred who claimed healing and salvation: 2,400 meals from Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) apparently appeared out of thin air.
The reported incident, which if true is a miracle nearly unheard of in modern times, occurred during Hickey’s citywide leaders conference in May, attended by nearly 10,000 pastors and local leaders—from curious Muslims to orthodox Coptic Christians.
According to Hickey, 77, whose ministry organized the meetings in conjunction with the Egyptian Evangelical Association, 3,500 boxed-lunches from KFC were ordered and accounted for. “There were tickets distributed for the lunches,” she said. “The boxes were given out, leaving none in the room.”
After the food was completely distributed, and after the crowd swelled to about 5,000, she said volunteers were astonished to return to what should’ve been a room of empty tables to discover 1,200 more lunches. She said after they handed out the mysterious extras, another 1,200 appeared, leaving a surplus of food and dumbfounded witnesses. Hickey’s staff called it a “loaves and fishes” miracle.
“I am fully convinced that this was a supernatural occurrence,” Hickey told Charisma.
“It is something I have believed to see on my ministry and am overjoyed that it happened.”
She said she feels confident in promoting the miracle because independent Egyptian and non-Christians sources verified the mysterious incident, which apparently occurred sans the hype and exaggeration normally associated with wild miracle claims. “It happened in such a way that [my ministry] was not at all associated with it, which left local volunteers and non-Christians marveling at what had happened.”
Though the unusual miracle was one of the main highlights of her trip, Hickey said her favorite memory was of Father Samaan, a Coptic Christian who ministers to the outcasts of Cairo’s slum settlement called Garbage City. Because of his work, Hickey said more than 90 percent of the poor inhabitants of Garbage City are born-again.
“What Father Samaan has done there is nothing short of a miracle itself,” she said. “It was humbling and inspiring to witness such an unusual place and unusual work of God.”
Hickey has spread the gospel in more than 100 nations during her four decades of ministry. She often travels overseas with her daughter, Sarah Bowling, who just returned last week from ministering in Ethiopia. The two also have a TV program together—Today with Marilyn & Sarah—and they are planning a trip for India this fall. —Paul Steven Ghiringhelli
BabyBoomers have a lifelong connection and fascination with "Superman." Just ask any of them.
They read the comic books non-stop in their childhood and watched the original TV series starring George Reeves over and over in syndication.
Although they put their obsession away when the psychedelic movement hit America in 1967, it would be revived again when the major "Superman" movie series with Christopher Reeve revived their enthusiasm in the late 1970's.
In 1961, a pilot of "Superboy," the Adventures Of Superman when he was a boy, never sold and never made it as a TV series.
In 1988, a "Superboy" series from Disney/MGM made its debut in syndication and even the most fanatic Superman worshipper may not even remember or realize this series ever existed.
Some would later latch on to "Lois and Clark" in the 1990's on ABC, but a new TV network, The WB, in 2001 decided to give "Superboy" its first modern cutting-edge retelling.
"Smallville" starring a cast of unknowns, and in the lead role, Tom Welling, a 6' 3" male model who couldn't have been more perfect in the casting, was to become the ultimate weekly TV version of the "Superboy" legacy.
Focusing on romantic and sometimes deadly relationships between Clark Kent, Lana Lang and Lex Luthor, "Smallville" had an amazing appeal to those who were 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58 and 68.
Compelling storylines, top-notch production values, amazing special effects for a TV show, solid acting, enchanting music (both a series score and use of commercial music) has resulted in consistent quality for a TV series that will be entering its eighth season in the fall of 2008.
I don't watch TV very often. I had been able to catch a "Smallville" episode here and there over the years. Although the episodes are self-contained, they are still part of a storyline. Each episode is connected to every other and if you don't watch every one, things can quickly not make any sense.
There was only one solution to this dilemma. This called for a "Smallvile" marathon.
Every single night for 2 months, I watched 2 episodes of "Smallville" just before going to sleep. I watched all of the 120 episodes currently available on DVD, Seasons 1-6, and was able to catch up on the entire storyline.
Amazingly, "Smallville" just continues to get more exciting and complex where most TV series are finished in retaining interest after a couple of years.
Season 7 comes out on DVD in September. That will be another 10 very late evenings.
After watching 120 episodes non-stop, some observations and thoughts naturally have come to mind.
*Smallville must have the greatest dentists in any town. Everybody in Smallville has the whitest, most beautiful, gleaming and sparkling teeth. Even the villain of the week and various freaks of the week all have the most gorgeous bright and white teeth.
*On many episodes, average people have developed amazing powers and supernatural abilities, and have demonstrated these in front of many eyewitnesses including law officers. Other than local news articles posted on Chloe's "Wall of Weird," why hasn't the U.S. government set up shop in town to investigate this?
*We never see Clark, Lana and Chloe in class. They are always involved in amazing, bigger-than-life adventures, yet it is implied that they still attend Algebra class and AP English. If you've seen the show you'll know what I mean. The two cannot exist side by side.
*In just a few weeks time, Lana is a vampire, a 17th-Century witch, has her body taken over by others, escapes death numerous times, actually dies and is revived, winds up in the hospital numerous times (to be covered later), has premonitions and other highly traumatic events. By now, Lana would be a nutcase. She would have commited herself to a psychiatric institution. But every week she is back smiling as if nothing ever happened except for Clark's continuing secrecy with her. That's the only thing that bothers her. She never says, "Well, when I was a vampire a few weeks ago..."
*It is dangerous to a person's health to be friends with Clark Kent. Every episode shows the outside of Smallville Medical Center. Every major character including Clark's parents have been in the local hospital numerous times. When you catch the show once in a while or even when you see it weekly, it doesn't have the same impact. But when you watch 120 episodes in a row, you actually start laughing because it becomes a farce. The characters spend more time at Smallville Medical Center than they do at home or school or work.
It's clear that this started becoming ridiculous even to the producers and writers.
In Season 5 or 6, they offer a tongue-in-cheek response--although delivered dramatically.
Paraphrased, Clark says to Lex (who is now hanging with Lana), "it seems that since she's been with you she's always winding up hurt or injured." Lex retorts, "And just how many times was she in the hospital when she was with you?"
*The 5th season is tremendous! Spectacular episodes and twists you'd never expect.
*There was one episode involving a blonde bombshell and a "bad" Clark Kent. It was absolutely soft-core porn--right on the screen. I was stunned. It must have been a ratings period. They only did something like this once. This is not cable. This is over-the-air TV. People of all ages, including children watch "Smallville." Had an episode like this been shown on an over-the-air station even 10 years ao, the FCC would have shut the whole network down.
*In one episode, the budget for effects must have run out. The ending scene has the camera dramtically pulling away from the Kent Farm in the scenic Kansas heartland. Problem. Mountains are clearly in the picture. There are no mountains in Kansas. The series is filmed in Canada. The mountains have always been painted out in similar scenes.
*I noticed something really unique which I did not observe when watching an episode here and there. Clark Kent ALWAYS wears combinations of red & blue, the colors he will eventually wear in his Superman outfit. He either has on a red jacket and a blue shirt, a blue jacket and a red shirt, a red plaid shirt, a blue plaid shirt or various other red and/or blue combinations. You would think that those who see him every day such as Lana, would have commented by now on his limited color fashion sense.
Hope you have enjoyed my "Smallville" thoughts.
The Power Of Music -- 4th of July Style
Burbank CA is its own city in Los Angeles and every Fourth of July they hold a grand fireworks show in a small outside theater in the back hills. It is accompanied by a Big Band orchestra. And costs about $20.00 to get in.
A few years ago, Burbank took an old 3 mile railroad track and turned it into a cemented bicycle lane in the middle of the city. The first year no more than a dozen people realized that you could see the whole fireworks show for free on the bike lane. The next year hundreds of people were standing on the bike lane to watch the free show on the 4th.
Tonight I showed up on my mp3/boom box- equipped bicycle for the event.
In advance I had prepared a 20-minute-long mp3 containing the songs In The Mood, I'm Proud To Be An American, Light My Fire and Sweet Home Alabama.
Exactly when the first firework went off in the distance, I started blasting out the medley.
As Americans, we are used to music associated with everything we do.
A fireworks show without music absolutely lacks something. And I provided the soundtrack with a synchronized recording and intentional selections.
With 25-30 people from small children to grandparents at the spot I selected on the bike path, I was taken by total surprise upon the conclusion.
First it was people coming up and thanking me for having added so much to the event.
Next was people asking to take pictures with me so they could remember the special time.
Then it was parents saying that their children wanted to take a picture with the "music man."
I was just overwhelmed. I know that music is a powerful emotional experience and has an effect on all people. And I guess when they realized that somebody took the time to add to their 4th of July experience with carefully selected songs and even show up to play "portable DJ," they wanted to show their appreciation. When some of them let me know they'll be back at the same spot next year--it was like I was in a Disney movie.
Happy 4th of July
"We Must End Our Dependency On Foreign Oil. We Must Find An Alternative Energy Source."
THESE WORDS WERE SPOKEN BY: (choose)
A. President George W. Bush in 2008
B. People branded Communists and Anti-American in 1970.
Both A & B
Many of you were not there and many of you don't remember.
Let me recreate the times for you.
It was the first "Earth Day," a worldwide event focusing on saving the planet and environment in 1970. For the first time on a large scale, young people and other liberal-minded individuals were bringing into focus the destruction of the earth and its resources. A chief target was the oil companies. Not only for their greed and political control but for destroying the air we breathe from the usage of burning oil.
And if you dared to challenge the oil companies--you were challenging America. You were demeaning the flag, mom and apple pie. You were a Communist. You were against free enterprise, capitalism and Democracy. You were Anti-American.
The oil companies had become part of American culture. Pulling into the Texaco station (think "Back to the Future") was part of the American experience. Americans had their favorite service station, could pick up branded memorabilia with a fill-up and regarded oil companies with the same enthusiasm that they did Coca-Cola.
When these radical hippies began to call for an alternative to oil, they were branded Communists. They were no different than the VietCong we were fighting in Vietnam.
I AM NOT EXAGGERATING.
Any words that dare call for an alternative to oil was an attack on America itself.
In the last few weeks, the question has been raised, "Why didn't America start working on an alternative source of energy 30 or 40 years ago?"
Now you know why. The nostalgia and good feelings that Americans got when they saw the sign of their favorite service station evoked memories of being with mom and dad and sis and big brother in the family Chevy or Ford.
The discussion of an alternative to oil would simply not be tolerated.
I know exactly where I was on June 5, 1968 just after midnight. How could I ever forget?
As a 15-year-old with a quite sophisticated sense of politics, I had just celebrated with hundreds of other people at the Robert F. Kennedy for President headquarters in San Diego, California.
We had watched RFK on TV as he had just won the California primary and had given his famous victory speech, "And now on to Chicago"...
We piled into a car "Let's go up to Los Angeles and celebrate at the Ambassador Hotel!," "I don't know, we have school tomorrow" "What do you want to do?" echoed back and forth in the car, we turned on the radio to further savor the moment...then a hush fell throughout the car...
"NBC News is reporting that shots rang out just after Senator Kennedy declared his victory in California and have seriously injured him and others...stay tuned for further details..."
We were all speechless and headed back home...where we were greeted by alarmed parents with TVs blaring after midnight: "Do you know what has happened???" "Yes." "Are you alright?" "Yes." ...but not really...nobody was...and all American's lives would be changed and affected forever.
You see, from the minute in March, Robert "Bobby" F. Kennedy declared he would be a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination after President Lyndon "LBJ" Johnson dropped out, I volunteered after school daily and all weekends at his San Diego headquarters. I worked with the greatest enthusiasm for this unique man. Why?
He loved all Americans equally and wanted to see all of them given the same rights--whether they were white, black, brown, red, yellow or any shade in-between. And the people who were not being treated equally in this country could sense his genuine desires and commitment and responded accordingly. Crowds cheered him on like a rock star wherever he went.
He further wanted to stop the Vietnam War. America's 1960's quagmire that tore this country apart.
He was winning all the primaries and all polls indicated that he would beat any Republican in the fall election. Had he gone on to become President of the United States, the war would have ended early sparing thousands of families the grief that they would experience in the years to come, equal rights programs would have been accelerated, bringing this country closer together instead of further apart as it would move from 1969-72.
Working for Bobby Kennedy as a 15-year old had its advantages and disadvantages. Being part of an actual political campaign was exciting and very rewarding. On the other hand, our country was still full of bigots and racists.
And many stupid teenagers who had no sense of politics other than what they would repeat from mom and dad were quite open about saying those things out loud at school:
"Kennedy is a Nigger-Lover" "Only the Spics and Jews will vote for Kennedy." "What are you wasting your time working for that Communist for?"
After all these years, this leads me to publicly say one thing to those close-minded, racist, bigoted, hateful, prejudiced people:
SCREW YOU. Really, SCREW YOU.
Almost 40 years to the day that Robert F. Kennedy, a man who fought for equality among all Americans was assassinated, a black man has won the nomination for President of a major U.S. political party. He wants to continue to fight for equality for all Americans and end America's latest war. History repeats itself.
And one small note. A few weeks earlier, when Bobby Kennedy was leaving a rally in San Diego, the P.R. people asked that young RFK volunteers come to the airport and put on a show for the media, wearing RFK for President hats, buttons and hold signs. We were not going to be allowed near him, he would enter his private plane in the middle of the air field, we were far away in a terminal.
Well, it seems that when he was walking alone to his plane, one young volunteer ran out the doors, past the tape barriers, to the middle of the tarmac, right to the plane, Senator Kennedy heard somebody coming, turned around, saw an eager 15-year-old-boy wearing his hats and buttons, RFK came down a few steps, took the boy's hand, smiled greatly, looked at him lovingly directly into his eyes for what seemed like an eternity...and then turned around and got into his plane.
The boldest thing I ever did in my life. And I will never regret it.
I was one of the first people on the Internet. In 1986, the Internet was COMPUSERVE, the only way to interact online. I produced all the Entertainment content on CompuServe. I had an EMAIL address. It was 76703,305. A number was people's EMAIL address. You could only send EMAIL to other people with numbers who were members of CompuServe.
Somebody reminded me tonight that I used to have a number for my EMAIL.
I GOOGLED it for fun. To my surprise, up came an electronic newspaper from July 1986 that had been posted on CompuServe.
In it, I had sent a technical letter to somebody regarding how to make their Atari 800 Computer properly access a brand new online first in my Showbiz area--the fact that your computer can play a few seconds of an actual song recording! When computers had 16-64 kilobytes only of memory, this was a phenomenon! The subject is DIGITAL SOUND.
In 1986, the idea of downloading a movie would have been laughable.
Here I was demonstrating that you could download and store 10 seconds of an actual record!
Fm: ELIOT STEIN 76703,305
Dominick, I loaded up DIGSND.XMO
and have downloaded it to verify
that it works. I noticed that you
were having some problems with it
and wish I could help you. There is
not a .DOC file with it, but by the
large number of downloads it and
the accompanying .DIG files have
had, I assume that it is working
for most people. After you download
it, rename it as AUTORUN.SYS on any
disk containing a standard Atari
Dos. Then place up to two .DIG
files on the same disk. (place
other .DIG files on separate disks)
It should auto-boot and a menu of
any .DIG files on the disk will be
displayed. Press your choice, that
file will load, then enter a speed
(54 is normal) and hit start. I
really don't know what else to tell
you. I hope that it works this time
around for you. Many people are
having much fun with it. If you
really have problems, maybe I'll
have to send you a disk containing
the public domain player and a few
sample files. I know what it's like
to not be able to get something to
run on here that looks exciting.
Please let me know if you finally
get it to work or what.