Reminder to 0bama and Holder Employees

COMPUTER TRESPASS---RCW 9A.52.110---Computer trespass in the first degree.

(1) A person is guilty of computer trespass in the first degree if the person, without authorization, intentionally gains access to a computer system or electronic database of another; and (a) The access is made with the intent to commit another crime; or (b) The violation involves a computer or database maintained by a government agency.

(2) Computer trespass in the first degree is a class C felony.

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Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve

2006 is about to end and 2007 is about to begin.

Some random thoughts about 2006.
A- I still mourn the loss of Crockett and I still miss him terribly.
B- I have found lasting friendships since I moved to the North Georgia Mountains. It's nice to know there are people who would drop everything and come help me if I called requesting help. It's nice to have friends who call just to check on my well being.
C- My son was transferred to Tennessee by his employer. And they paid to move him. After only 11 months in the Florida store. I'm very proud of him. He's a very good manager but lacks the experience that only age can provide. I think in about eight to ten years he'll be promoted to an area supervisor/manager. My daughter and law and I get along great. We have an understanding: I'll buy the food if she'll fix it and clean up afterwards. And I do promise not to put my plate on the floor for the dog to lick. They don't have a dog. My 15 year old grandson was chosen for Student of the Week by one of his teachers who stated in her nomination that he is the type of student every teacher wishes for. (Good genetic material!) My 12 year old granddaughter was elected by all her teachers to spend one class period for the next grading term in the Middle School office learning office skills. It's quite an honor as only one student per grading term is elected. My littlest blonde brown eyed granddaughter isn't so 'little' as she's 8 years old, going to be 9 in January. She shows talent in designing clothing. Designs and color coordinates outfits.
D- I decided to retire the end of September and it was hard not to "quit" before I retired. I hope I didn't leave too bad a mess for my co-workers. I retired 9/30/06 and turned 62 three days later. And I don't miss work at all. It's a dim memory.
E- Since I knew I was retiring, I had planned to move into an apartment in Lower Alabama near my daughter. However, they changed plans and decided to buy a house closer to both jobs. I decided to stay where I am until I start my Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail.
F- My daughter and her family have bought a 3400 square foot house close to both jobs. My 12 year old granddaughter and 6 year old grandson are trophy winning martial artists. Both are doing well in school and are happy to be in their new schools. The new neighborhood is a good match for the family. There are a lot of Auburn University graduates and they like to have "pre-game" barbecues when Auburn Football is on television in the Fall. My son in law will be a tenured teacher when school is out this summer. My daughter works for a furniture outlet. (I forget what her official title is.)
G- Casey the WonderDog has a new cat. Chester Cat is a tuxedo kitten and is now about six months old. They get along well. Chester is a talker, especially in the mornings. Casey is still food motivated. Chester was a quick study and now he is also food motivated.
H- When I decided to retire, I also decided to Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail in 2007. A friend, "Screaming M," also plans to Thru Hike at the same time, so we will start out together in March. We expect to complete the 2175 miles in five and a half months. I'll have a Trail Journal online and information will be posted here.

I- My Number One New Year's Resolution is to attend Mass more faithfully.
J- My Number Two New Year's Resolution is to re-develop self-discipline and lose weight.
K- My Number Three New Year's Resolution is to get my house cleaned up and packed up and possessions placed in a storage unit by the end of February. Which means, I need to get off the Computer and get to work!

Lots more happened in 2006 and I may add to this list later.

Best Wishes to you for a wonderful New Year.

01/01/07: I'm adding something else. It's not everyday that a person has the opportunity to forgive a cyber-stalker. Yes, it's true. There's someone who is allegedly mentally unbalanced and allegedly not taking prescription medications who has been emailing me with uncalled for comments. I have never actually met this person. I want her to know that as a Catholic Christian, I have forgiven her and turned her over to God. I can only hope that she will sign herself into a State Mental Health Hospital Program and stay until the doctors are ready to release her. I pray for her and her husband every day.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Conspicuous Consumption in the USofA

This is a subject dear to my heart. Why? Because it's a FALSE issue. And only left-wing socialists/communists and warlord or Sharia governments throw this issue into the media to cover up something they know is illegal or immoral that they've done or plan to do.

It is NOT the USofA's problem. WE do not have to change. WE are doing just fine. Why do you think illegal immigrants sneak into the USofA? It is not for our cooking. It is because WE have the resources available which their Country doesn't make available to their population. And does their Country have access to these resources? YES! Usually the leaders flaunt them, just like Saddam Hussein did and others like him do. The average Iraqi lives in seventh century squalor while the dictator lives in fine palaces with golden commodes in the bathroom.

The problem is that their leaders do not want to share! And the only way to force them to share is to insist on a democratic form of government and fight for it, if necessary.

ANY other Country or Nation in the world could be just as wealthy and decadent as the USofA if they'd exchange their socialist, communist, warlord or Sharia form of government for a democracy. It doesn't have to be just like the USofA democracy.

I am SICK and TIRED of hearing how the USA has only x% of the world's population but uses xx% of the resources. Well, so what? You want us to use less, then YOU change your Country's form of government and use the resources available to you. We're not keeping other Countries from using resources available to them. THEIR governments are!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I Told You So! Global Warming is HARMLESS!

Discovery of Constant, Sun Spot Induced, Harmless 1500 Years Global Warming Cycles

The Book: "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years"

The Authors: Climate physicist S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental research at the University of Virginia and the former first director of the U.S. National Weather Satellite Service and Dennis Avery, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, an agricultural economist and former senior analyst in the Department of State

What they say: ". . . scientific analysis of ice cores from Greenland and the Antarctic found that there is a clear record of a moderate, abrupt 1500-year climate change cycle running all the way through all the major warmings and all the ice ages. Cores taken from the seabed of six oceans, including the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arabian Sea have also revealed the same unmistakable 1500-year cycle.

The authors relate that one seabed core from near Iceland that goes back a million years revealed that the 1500-year cycle runs through the whole million years.

. . . the degree of overall warming that can be expected will be relatively harmless and does not warrant the alarmism and extreme economic and political measures being proposed.

The highly influential scientific magazines, Science and Nature, are also called to account by the two climate experts for their serious omissions and misrepresentations on the entire global warming issue."

Not that I'll hold my breath and expect APOLOGIES from all of you who have previously attacked me in other forums. I was right and I am right. That alone makes my exile from "the List" worthwhile. Oh, "eat crow" - it tastes just like chicken. And "next time" if there is one, question my wisdom without attacking me personally.

Joel 2:28-32 in the Middle East

Quotes from article, please click on link in title of this post.

One of the most dramatic developments is that many Muslims -- including Shiites in Iran and Iraq -- are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus and thus coming into churches explaining that they have already converted and now need a Bible and guidance on how to follow Jesus. I describe a number of these stories in the book. Having just returned from three weeks in the Mideast, I have heard many more, and will be sharing some of them in the new year. This is in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. The Hebrew Prophet Joel told us that "in the last days, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days....And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved." (Joel 2:28-32)


Bottom line: It's not being reported by the mainstream media, but the God of the Bible is moving powerfully and dramatically throughout the Muslim world. The number of Arab and Iranian Christians is surging despite wars, rumors of wars, and terrible persecution.

The author: Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of THE LAST JIHAD (2002), THE LAST DAYS (2003), THE EZEKIEL OPTION (2005), and THE COPPER SCROLL (2006) with more than one million copies in print. THE EZEKIEL OPTION was named by the ECPA as the Gold Medallion winner of the "Best Novel of 2006." EPICENTER: Why The Current Rumblings In The Middle East Will Change Your Future, was released September 18, 2006.

Fighting, Muhammadan-style

Qur’an:9:88 “The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause.”

Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

Qur’an:9:112 “The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”

Qur’an:9:29 “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”

Ishaq:325 “Muslims, fight in Allah’s Cause. Stand firm and you will prosper. Help the Prophet, obey him, give him your allegiance, and your religion will be victorious.”

Qur’an:8:39 “Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah.”

Qur’an:8:39 “So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).”

Ishaq:324 “He said, ‘Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.’”

Qur’an:9:14 “Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over them.”

Ishaq:300 “I am fighting in Allah’s service. This is piety and a good deed. In Allah’s war I do not fear as others should. For this fighting is righteous, true, and good.”

Ishaq:587 “Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.”

Qur’an:8:65 “O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding.”

Ishaq:326 “Prophet exhort the believers to fight. If there are twenty good fighters they will defeat two hundred for they are a senseless people. They do not fight with good intentions nor for truth.”

Bukhari:V4B52N63 “A man whose face was covered with an iron mask came to the Prophet and said, ‘Allah’s Apostle! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first?’ The Prophet said, ‘Embrace Islam first and then fight.’ So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah’s Apostle said, ‘A Little work, but a great reward.’”

Bukhari:V4B53N386 “Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: ‘Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.’”

Muslim:C34B20N4668 “The Messenger said: ‘Anybody who equips a warrior going to fight in the Way of Allah is like one who actually fights. And anybody who looks after his family in his absence is also like one who actually fights.”

Qur’an:9:38 “Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah’s Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place.”

Qur’an:9:123 “Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you.”

Qur’an:8:72 “Those who accepted Islam and left their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause with their possessions and persons, and those who gave (them) asylum, aid, and shelter, those who harbored them—these are allies of one another. You are not responsible for protecting those who embraced Islam but did not leave their homes [to fight] until they do so.” [Another translation reads:] “You are only called to protect Muslims who fight.”

Muslim:C9B1N31 “I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the Messenger and in all that I have brought.”

Bukhari:V9B84N59 “Whoever says this will save his property and life from me.’”

Qur’an:8:73 “The unbelieving infidels are allies. Unless you (Muslims) aid each other (fighting as one united block to make Allah’s religion victorious), there will be confusion and mischief. Those who accepted Islam, left their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause (al-Jihad), as well as those who give them asylum, shelter, and aid—these are (all) Believers: for them is pardon and bountiful provision (in Paradise).”

Tabari IX:69 “Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah’s helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We fight people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will fight him forever in the Cause of Allah. Killing him is a small matter to us.”

Qur’an:48:16 “Say (Muhammad) to the wandering desert Arabs who lagged behind: ‘You shall be invited to fight against a people given to war with mighty prowess. You shall fight them until they surrender and submit. If you obey, Allah will grant you a reward, but if you turn back, as you did before, He will punish you with a grievous torture.”

Qur’an:48:22 “If the unbelieving infidels fight against you, they will retreat. (Such has been) the practice (approved) of Allah in the past: no change will you find in the ways of Allah.”

Qur’an:47:4 “When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.”

Qur’an:47:31 “And We shall try you until We know those among you who are the fighters.”

Tabari VI:138 “Those present at the oath of Aqabah had sworn an allegiance to Muhammad. It was a pledge of war against all men. Allah had permitted fighting.”

Tabari VI:139 “Allah had given his Messenger permission to fight by revealing the verse ‘And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.’”

Qur’an:9:19 “Do you make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Mosque, equal to those who fight in the Cause of Allah? They are not comparable in the sight of Allah. Those who believe, and left their homes, striving with might, fighting in Allah’s Cause with their goods and their lives, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah.”

Ishaq:550 “The Muslims met them with their swords. They cut through many arms and skulls. Only confused cries and groans could be heard over our battle roars and snarling.”

Qur’an:5:94 “Believers, Allah will make a test for you in the form of a little game in which you reach out for your lances. Any who fails this test will have a grievous punishment.”

Ishaq:578 “Crushing the heads of the infidels and splitting their skulls with sharp swords, we continually thrust and cut at the enemy. Blood gushed from their deep wounds as the battle wore them down. We conquered bearing the Prophet’s fluttering war banner. Our cavalry was submerged in rising dust, and our spears quivered, but by us the Prophet gained victory.”

Tabari IX:22 “The Prophet continued to besiege the town, fighting them bitterly.”

Tabari IX:25 “By Allah, I did not come to fight for nothing. I wanted a victory over Ta’if so that I might obtain a slave girl from them and make her pregnant.”

Tabari IX:82 “The Messenger sent Khalid with an army of 400 to Harith [a South Arabian tribe] and ordered him to invite them to Islam for three days before he fought them. If they were to respond and submit, he was to teach them the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Prophet, and the requirements of Islam. If they should decline, then he was to fight them.”

Tabari IX:88 “Abdallah Azdi came to the Messenger, embraced Islam, and became a good Muslim. Allah’s Apostle invested Azdi with the authority over those who had surrendered and ordered him to fight the infidels from the tribes of Yemen. Azdi left with an army by the Messenger’s command. The Muslims besieged them for a month. Then they withdrew, setting a trap. When the Yemenites went in pursuit, Azdi was able to inflict a heavy loss on them.”

Ishaq:530 “Get out of his way, you infidel unbelievers. Every good thing goes with the Apostle. Lord, I believe in his word. We will fight you about its interpretations as we have fought you about its revelation with strokes that will remove heads from shoulders and make enemies of friends.”

Muslim:C9B1N29 “Command For Fighting Against People So Long As They Do Not Profess That There Is No Ilah (God) But Allah And Muhammad Is His Messenger: When the Messenger breathed his last and Bakr was appointed Caliph, many Arabs chose to become apostates [rejected Islam]. Abu Bakr said: ‘I will definitely fight against anyone who stops paying the Zakat tax, for it is an obligation. I will fight against them even to secure the cord used for hobbling the feet of a camel which they used to pay if they withhold it now.’ Allah had justified fighting against those who refused to pay Zakat.”

Muslim:C9B1N33 “The Prophet said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and they establish prostration prayer, and pay Zakat. If they do it, their blood and property are protected.’”

Muslim:C10B1N176 “Muhammad (may peace be upon him) sent us in a raiding party. We raided Huraqat in the morning. I caught hold of a man and he said: ‘There is no god but Allah,’ but I attacked him with a spear anyway. It once occurred to me that I should ask the Apostle about this. The Messenger said: ‘Did he profess “There is no god but Allah,” and even then you killed him?’ I said: ‘He made a profession out of the fear of the weapon I was threatening him with.’ The Prophet said: ‘Did you tear out his heart in order to find out whether it had professed truly or not?’”

Muslim:C20B1N4597 “The Prophet said at the conquest of Mecca: ‘There is no migration now, but only Jihad, fighting for the Cause of Islam. When you are asked to set out on a Jihad expedition, you should readily do so.’”

Muslim:C28B20N4628 “Allah has undertaken to provide for one who leaves his home to fight for His Cause and to affirm the truth of His word; Allah will either admit him to Paradise or will bring him back home with his reward and booty.”

Muslim:C28B20N4629 “The Messenger said: ‘One who is wounded in the Way of Allah—and Allah knows best who is wounded in His Way—will appear on the Day of Judgment with his wound still bleeding. The color (of its discharge) will be blood, (but) its smell will be musk.’”

Muslim:C34B20N4652-3 “The Merit Of Jihad And Of Keeping Vigilance Over The Enemy: A man came to the Holy Prophet and said: ‘Who is the best of men?’ He replied: ‘A man who fights staking his life and spending his wealth in Allah’s Cause.’”

Muslim:C42B20N4684 “A desert Arab came to the Prophet and said: ‘Messenger, one man fights for the spoils of war; another fights that he may be remembered, and one fights that he may see his (high) position (achieved as a result of his valor in fighting). Which of these is fighting in the Cause of Allah?’ The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Who fights so that the word of Allah is exalted is fighting in the Way of Allah.’”

Muslim:C53B20N4717 “The Prophet said: ‘This religion will continue to exist, and a group of people from the Muslims will continue to fight for its protection until the Hour is established.’”

Bukhari:V5B59N288 “I witnessed a scene that was dearer to me than anything I had ever seen. Aswad came to the Prophet while Muhammad was urging the Muslims to fight the pagans. He said, ‘We shall fight on your right and on your left and in front of you and behind you.’ I saw the face of the Prophet getting bright with happiness, for that saying delighted him.”

Bukhari:V5B59N290 “The believers who did not join the Ghazwa [Islamic raid or invasion] and those who fought are not equal in reward.”

Qur’an:2:193 “Fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and religion is only for Allah. But if they cease/desist, let there be no hostility except against infidel disbelievers.”

Qur’an:2:217 “They question you concerning fighting in the sacred month. Say: ‘Fighting therein is a grave (matter); but to prevent access to Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, to expel its members, and polytheism are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they make you renegades from your religion. If any of you turn back and die in unbelief, your works will be lost and you will go to Hell. Surely those who believe and leave their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause have the hope of Allah’s mercy.”

Qur’an:2:244 “Fight in Allah’s Cause, and know that Allah hears and knows all.”

Qur’an:2:246 “He said: ‘Would you refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you?’ They said: ‘How could we refuse to fight in Allah’s Cause?’”

Ishaq:280 “The Apostle prepared for war in pursuance of Allah’s command to fight his enemies and to fight the infidels who Allah commanded him to fight.”

Qur’an:61:2 “O Muslims, why say one thing and do another? Grievously odious and hateful is it in the sight of Allah that you say that which you do not. Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in a battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.”

Bukhari:V4B52N61 “Allah’s Apostle! We were absent from the first battle you fought against the pagans. If Allah gives us a chance to do battle, no doubt, He will see how bravely we fight.”

Ishaq:398 “Ask them for their help. Thereby make the religion of Islam agreeable to them. And when you are resolved in the matter of religion concerning fighting your enemy you will have the advantage.”

Qur’an:3:146 “How many prophets fought in Allah’s Cause? With them (fought) myriads of godly men who were slain. They never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah’s Cause, nor did they weaken nor give in. Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast [warriors].”

Ishaq:393 “How many prophets has death in battle befallen and how many multitudes with him? They did not show weakness toward their enemies and were not humiliated when they suffered in the fight for Allah and their religion. That is steadfastness. Allah loves the steadfast.”

Qur’an:3:153 “Behold! You ran off precipitately, climbing up the high hill without even casting a side glance at anyone, while the Messenger in your rear is calling you from your rear, urging you to fight. Allah gave you one distress after another by way of requital, to teach you not to grieve for the booty that had escaped you and for (the ill) that had befallen you.”

Qur’an:3:154 “Say: ‘Even if you had remained in your houses, those ordained to be slaughtered would have gone forth to the places where they were to slain.”

Ishaq:440 “Helped by the Holy Spirit we smited Muhammad’s foes. The Apostle sent a message to them with a sharp cutting sword.”

Ishaq:470 “We attacked them fully armed, swords in hand, cutting through heads and skulls.”

Qur’an:61:4 “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His Cause.”

Qur’an:61:11 “Believers, shall I lead you to a bargain or trade that will save you from a painful torment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive and fight in Allah’s Cause with your property and your lives: That will be best for you!” Qur’an 61:12 “He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens under which rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Eden: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement. And another (favor) which you love: help from Allah for a speedy victory over your enemies.”

Qur’an:8:5 “Your Lord ordered you out of your homes to fight for the true cause, even though some Muslims disliked it, and were averse (to fighting).”

Qur’an:24:53 “They swear their strongest oaths saying that if only you would command them. They would leave their homes (and go forth fighting in Allah’s Cause). Say: ‘Swear not; Obedience is (more) reasonable.’”

Qur’an:4:74 “Let those who fight in Allah’s Cause sell this world’s life for the hereafter. To him who fights in Allah’s Cause, whether he is slain or victorious, We shall give him a reward.”

Qur’an:4:75 “What reason have you that you should not fight in Allah’s Cause?” [Another translation says:] “What is wrong with you that you do not fight for Allah?”

Qur’an:4:76 “Those who believe fight in the Cause of Allah.”

Qur’an:4:77 “Have you not seen those to whom it was said: Withhold from fighting, perform the prayer and pay the zakat. But when orders for fighting were issued, a party of them feared men as they ought to have feared Allah. They say: ‘Our Lord, why have You ordained fighting for us, why have You made war compulsory?’”

Qur’an:4:78 “Wherever you are, death will find you, even if you are in towers strong and high! So what is wrong with these people, that they fail to understand these simple words?”

Qur’an:4:84 “Then fight (Muhammad) in Allah’s Cause. Incite the believers to fight with you.”

Qur’an:4:94 “Believers, when you go abroad to fight wars in Allah’s Cause, investigate carefully, and say not to anyone who greets you: ‘You are not a believer!’ Coveting the chance profits of this life (so that you may despoil him). With Allah are plenteous spoils and booty.”

Qur’an:4:95 “Not equal are believers who sit home and receive no hurt and those who fight in Allah’s Cause with their wealth and lives. Allah has granted a grade higher to those who fight with their possessions and bodies to those who sit home. Those who fight He has distinguished with a special reward.”

Qur’an:4:100 “He who leaves his home in Allah’s Cause finds abundant resources and many a refuge. Should he die as a refugee for Allah and His Messenger His reward becomes due and sure with Allah. When you travel through the earth there is no blame on you if you curtail your worship for fear unbelievers may attack you. In truth the disbelievers are your enemy.”

Qur’an:4:102 “When you (Prophet) lead them in prayer, let some stand with you, taking their arms with them. When they finish their prostrations, let them take positions in the rear. And let others who have not yet prayed come—taking all precaution, and bearing arms. The Infidels wish, if you were negligent of your arms, to assault you in a rush. But there is no blame on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill; but take precaution. For the Unbelieving Infidels Allah hath prepared a humiliating punishment.”

Qur’an:4:104 “And do not relent in pursuing the enemy.”

{Special Thanks to Race Bannon}

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas 2006

Just a few thoughts for the day.

I took a look at Time Magazine's "People who mattered in 2006." What a crock of left-wing pablum. I won't denigrate this blog by listing all the "chosen people according to Time Magazine." Most were socialists, communists or Democrats -- oxymoron anyone? Then some obtuse writer (obviously not familiar with Catholicism) writes an unbalanced slam attempt to "praise" the good Pope Benedict XVI. Now, I will claim to be pro-Catholic (original) Scriptures and pro-Pope, Magisterium, and Tradition. So my 'slant' does color my objectivity. Someone writing for a national magazine might take a lesson from a "fair and balanced" school of opinions, however.

Although I am loathe to advertise for Time Magazine, the link is here. A few quotes: ". . . he precipitated a burst of controversy with a speech quoting derogatory language about Muhammad and suggesting that Islam was predisposed toward violence." Anyone with a computer can "google" and find the truth about Muhammadanism. All the Pope did was prove the point - but no one in the MSM seems to have gotten the obvious message! " . . . suddenly morph back into the aggressive Panzer Cardinal of his pre-election days and become a full-blown culture warrior?" No concept of the Catholic Faith. We who are not "cafeteria Catholics" praised Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's staunch support of the Faith. And if the writer had done more homework, he would understand that the man who is Pope Benedict XVI has not changed in any way. Pope Benedict XVI doesn't do or say anything without deep prayer and study of all the potentialities. But the writer doesn't really know who Pope Benedict XVI is. He only knows what others have reported. And that's so like non-Catholics. They base their opinions on what someone says about the Church instead of going directly to the Church for information.

". . . the man who had seemed one of the Roman Catholic Church's most inflexible prelates appeared to flip-flop . . . ." I nearly laughed out loud when I read this statement. Thankfully the reporter used the word "appeared" because Pope Benedict XVI has not flip-flopped at all. What he's done is maneuver the discussion to basic intellectual freedoms by using the quote from the 14th Century "Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus and an educated Persian on the subject of Christianity and Islam, and the truth of both." And those intellectual freedoms are Reason and Logic to which Pope Benedict XVI added the reasonable logical conclusion of Reciprocation between "Christianity and Islam." As a Catholic, I can assure you that all of this was with the prayerful guidance of the Most High God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Father of Our Lord, Jesus Christ whose birthday we celebrate today, along with the Holy Spirit's intervention in the hearts and minds of the hearers. (Proof of this is in the renewed use of the word "reason" and "reasonable" in the English interpretations of statements by Muhammadanism's leaders.)

Regarding the visit to Turkey the reporter states ". . . a fine piece of popular diplomacy, a sign that this noncharismatic academic, if pressed, can pull off the stagecraft . . ." similar to Pope John Paul II. Who is this man speaking of? Pope Benedict XVI exhibiting "popular diplomacy?" What he was and is doing is being the Vicar of Christ's Church on Earth and doing "what Jesus would do" to use a worn phrase. And to state that Pope Benedict XVI is not a charismatic figure immediately verifies that this MSM reporter has never even met the man.

Then this writer sums up his attitude with these words: ". . . Benedict, perhaps better than his critics, understands the pious truism that taking the papal office can involve a subsuming, sometimes almost an erasure, of the man he thought he was before." How can this reporter even elevate himself to tell the public what the Pope thinks? But let's back up here. The writer addresses His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI as "Benedict?" Now, if not before, one sees through the words to the MSM agenda. There is no proper reverence or regard for the leader of the Catholic Church in this reporter's terminology.

And all this on Christmas Day 2006.

In looking at the other Time Magazine photos and articles, the leftist, socialist, Marxist, communist agenda of every "reporter" is evident. The twists of words, the praise of genocidal leaders of various Countries, the slaps and slams at anyone and anything who does not support this agenda is so blatantly evident as to be laughable. The only problem is that it's not a joke.

My Christmas Request: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. Pray for the United States. Pray "Maranatha" Come, Lord Jesus!

May 2007 bring God's Peace in the Middle East.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Just how big is your God?

Christmas Eve, 2006. Some of us are surprised we've lived this long. Others of us haven't given it much thought. Tomorrow, some of us will proclaim the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the Living and Most High God. Others will ignore or tolerate or harass or kill anyone worshiping Jesus.

How do you describe your God? Can you really describe Him in mere words? If He's small enough for you to describe Him, then how big is He, really? You may be able to tell me his attributes. You may be able to describe an event in your life in which the majesty of the Almighty God became truth for you. Can you actually put into words the description of your God?

How do you know your God? Through His attributes? Through His grace? Through His salvific sacrifice? Through His love? Through His mother?

In times past, the mother of the king was "the queen mother" of the realm. Bathsheba was the queen mother when Solomon reigned. And the mother of Jesus was and is Jesus' queen mother. "Was" while He lived on earth. "Is" as He reigns from heaven. Another comparisons for contemplation: Mary, the mother of Jesus as the "second Eve."

Justin Martyr, who died around 165, repeated an older tradition when he stated:

"[The Son of God] became man through a Virgin, so that the disobedience caused by the serpent might be destroyed in the same way it had begun. For Eve, who was virgin and undefiled, gave birth to disobedience and death after listening to the serpent's words. But the Virgin Mary conceived faith and joy; for when the angel Gabriel brought her the glad tidings that the Holy Spirit would come upon her and that the power of the Most High would overshadow her, so that the Holy One born of her would be the Son of God, she answered, ‘Let it be done to me according to thy word' (Lk. 1:38). Thus was born of her the [Child] about whom so many Scriptures speak, as we have shown. Through Him, God crushed the serpent, along with those angels and men who had become like the serpent." (Dialogue with Trypho 100, quoted in Mary and the Fathers of the Church, by Luigi Gambero, Ignatius Press, 1999 pg. 47.)

Church Father Cyril of Jerusalem in the early fifth century compared the ArchAngel Gabriel to the ArchEnemy Satan. Saint Irenaeus of Lyons in the early third century preached that Mary is the "cause of salvation" just as Eve was the "cause of death." Both women were virgins when Eve encountered Satan and Mary encountered Gabriel. Eve was disobedient while Mary was obedient. The role of Eve was dependent on Adam as the role of Mary is dependent on Jesus.

God made salvation dependent on the action of a man. The original sin was Adam's sin, not Eve's. Had Adam not succumbed to Eve's temptation, he would have saved Eve and the entire human race from the punishment of God. 1 Corinthians 15:21a: "For by a man came death." It doesn't say "by a woman" but "by a man." The Fall of Man was the direct result of the sin of Adam. But, God made salvation dependent on the action of a Man! "For by a man came death; and by a man the resurrection of the dead. And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive" (1 Corinthians 15:21-22). The Salvation of All was the direct result of the obedience of Jesus.

Just as Eve had a causal role in the Fall of Adam, so also, Mary the Mother of Jesus has a causal role in the redemptive act of Jesus. As the one, so the other. As Eve was the undoing, so Mary was the restoration. The parallels are clear in Scripture, not to mention Tradition.

How did I get from asking you to describe God to an explanation of the attributes of Mary, Theotokos? I would suggest it's because one gets to know Someone by knowing His mother. And when one knows Jesus through His mother, one can better describe God.

Your Christmas Eve input? Pace e Bene. Auntie Coosa

Saturday, December 23, 2006

"What is Truth?" - Pontius Pilate - St John 18:38

"What is Truth?" is the age old question. Some people spend a lifetime searching for something truthful to believe in. Some people try to analyze everything, every word, find every nuance, every angle of a word or a phrase. These people may say they have found truth, but rather than live it, they want to convert others to it or perhaps explain it over and over and over again, thinking that verbosity equals truth (or perhaps their continuous discussion is in an attempt to convince themselves of something their inner conscience [that 'gut feeling'] indicates is not quite Truth). But verbosity is just talk. Show me actions which provoke truth.

The Epistle of St. James is a good place to start looking for actions which will exhibit truth. Many former believers in an ordered universe and an ordered Church fail to take the words of St. James to heart. Rather than read, mark and inwardly learn this Epistle (aka form one's conscience based on Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Logic), they prefer to quote non-canonical works or something they read somewhere written by someone with an agenda against Scripture, Tradition, Reason and/or Logic.

God is All-Good in that He gives us many ways to form our conscience so as to draw us to Him and His Church. Western Civilization since the renaissance has attempted to separate the Church, Scripture and Tradition from Reason and Logic. Perhaps they think that separation will allow them to "prove" their agenda. But in the final analysis, Reason and Logic will point to the Church, Scripture and Tradition every time.

The world has been given an example in the person of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger who is now Pope Benedict XVI {La pace è su lui.}. His careful study and inspired writings are both Reasonable and Logical. Even his term "reasonable" is now being used by translators who interpret Shiite and Sunni discourses. Pope Benedict XVI {La pace è su lui.} has forced the public to examine dogma and doctrine using Logic and Reason.

And what is the final reward? More people in the 'West' are thinking more intimately about what they believe. And this translates into action based on belief. Although some, it appears, are still caught in a whirlpool of verbiage with little action. Muhammadan leaders are beginning to use the terms Reasonable and Logical in a more universal and open understanding of the term, not as strictly defined to their sect of Muhammadanisn. It's not much, but it is a change for the better for all concerned.

So, "What is Truth?" It's all found here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

12 December 2006

So much is going on in the world that it seems to me it's hard to keep up with it all.

One thing that really strikes me, in fact forcefully strikes me, is the FACT that the Middle East belonged to various and sundry pagan nations AND the Hebrew Nation long before Muhammad was born. Yet, Muhammadans falsely claim that the Middle East and in fact the entire world belongs to "Islam" aka Muhammadanism.

Now saying that is like saying that some outsider you never met claims that your home, your land, your very life belongs to him. How can THAT be? It's not logical. It's not REASONABLE.

That's one of the "R" words which Pope Benedict XVI sets at the forefront of any discussion with Muhammadans. (The other "R" word, you recall, is RECIPROCITY.)

Christians use logic and reason to win souls to Christ and the Church. Logic and Reason is not linked to violence. Yet, violence is a reasonable and logical DEFENSIVE tool which must be used occasionally in order to stop the plunder and killing of innocent people by those attacking them.

That sounds reasonable. In Muhammadanism, killing only other Muhammadans, and killing ONLY those Muhammadans of your particular sect, is considered "killing an innocent person." Explain how THAT is logical and reasonable.

What Pope Benedict XVI has proved beyond a reasonable doubt, without ever raising his voice, is that Muhammadanism is not reasonable or logical.

NOW it is up to the imams and mullahs and Muhammadans to examine their religion, their faith, their very life-style in a reasonable and logical manner.

The questions are: Can they do it? Will they do it? Has Pope Benedict XVI been the catalyst which will initiate an examination of the Muhammadan conscience?

Stay tuned.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Letter Home from Afghanistan

{Chris Cavoli wrote a letter home to the families of his soldiers, due to the fact that they've lost a bunch of guys (about 15) and have had dozens of wounded. He was concerned that morale at home may be waning.....

He really wanted to highlight the good they're doing. The letter found its way to Hugh Hewitt (a nationally syndicated talk show host), who posted it to his website.

Chris Cavoli and his Battalion is in Kunar Province (northeastern part of country) and is the toughest area of the country (this is the area where the Taliban fled and where Al Qaida top brass is supposed to be operating). I think it is important for all of us to know this.}

Dear CHOSIN Family,

As you all make your way back from summer vacations and travels, I thought I would welcome you back with some great information about your loved ones' exploits over here in Operation Enduring Freedom.

It has been a long, hot summer here in AOR Chosin, but things are going very well. As you know, we have perhaps the most challenging area of responsibility in the division; the mountains are very high and very steep, the roads and the towns are very undeveloped, and the enemy is fighting hard to hold onto his most cherished safe haven. It is a tough fight. To win, we have to defend the population from the enemy's intimidation, and we have to hunt the enemy in his hiding places and homes. This is not easy: our soldiers, unlike in other theaters, have to live among the people we protect. Our soldiers have to spend enormous amounts of time in the field, living daily without the creature comforts most people consider necessities - running water, phones, hot meals, beds. Most of all, our soldiers have to spend enormous amounts of time in contact with the enemy, crowding him out of his normal stomping grounds and cornering him in places we can destroy him. And we are succeeding at this every day. This battalion has beaten more enemy in more places in six months than most brigades do in a whole year. We have forced the enemy out of his sanctuaries and we have run him out of his towns and we have closed off his escape routes.

Most of all, we have separated the enemy from the people. Every day, we fight to convince the people of Afghanistan that their best future lies with us and with the Government of Afghanistan. We have built roads and bridges and clinics and schools. We have conducted medical visits that have treated thousands and thousands of people. We have handed out eyeglasses and bookbags and more pens than we can count. We have built hydroelectric plants, we have trained policemen, we have conducted classes on governance. We have spoken at schools, started sports clubs, and spent countless hours on street corners teaching kids to do high-fives. We have saved drowned children and cared for kids who have fallen out of trees and have worked feverishly to save the lives of people hurt in accidents or wounded by the enemy. We have created an incredible sense of goodwill toward us and toward the Government of Afghanistan in this part of the world. When a 1-32 patrol comes by, people gather from all around to greet us and to interact. As we roll up in HMMWVs, we can see children running -sprinting-hundreds of meters across open fields just to wave at us or to ask for a Gatorade. It is impossible to visit AOR Chosin and not feel the affection of the people toward us. We are creating for them the first hope for a good future that they have had in more than thirty years.

All of this is possible first and foremost because we are protecting the people. The enemy preys on the local populace remorselessly, and intimidates and beats and kills those who don't go along with them. If we are to create hope for these people, the first step is to keep the enemy away from them. We can't roll out, do some good, and then head back to our bases, leaving the people to contend with the enemy for the rest of the night. If we were to do that, merely accepting our goodwill would bring people trouble, and believe me, these poor people can't afford any more trouble than they've already got in their lives. So, the most important thing we do is stay out among the people and protect them. We are there with them - we are out in the rain and the sun and the wind, and we are in their villages and on their roads keeping the enemy away from them. And they know it. Over time, as the people have realized that we are there for them, that we truly are committed to our mission, they have come to trust us. They bring us food, they bring us "chai," and -most of all- they bring us information about the enemy. By being among them in the good times and the bad, we have earned their trust, and given them the confidence to side with us against the enemy.

The enemy sees what we are doing. He knows the people are turning against him, and he senses that his time is slipping away. He will strike back when he can, and he will strike where he thinks we are absent. This is the time for us to press the fight.

The enemy will not just go away, he will need to be faced down and chased away - by your valiant loved ones, who will continue to show the people of Afghanistan and of America what it means to fight for right.

This doesn't come free. It takes incredible effort to remain as committed to the mission as we have. It takes sweat, and some tears, and -despite our best efforts- some blood. We have lost many soldiers here, fine young men and women whose patriotism and valor is exceeded only by the bravery they displayed in Always Placing the Mission First.

Their efforts and their sacrifice have been in the service of a just cause, and an important one. The enemy we fight is not some strange group of unknowns in a far-off land; this enemy is the direct enemy of the United States, the very groups and their associates who launched the attacks of 9/11, 2001. When we fight here, dear members of the Chosin Family, we are fighting America's fight. We are defending the way of life we cherish for each of you, and we are carving out the future that we want our children to have. We are truly doing the Nation's work in 1-32, and I very deeply believe that our sacrifice -even the Ultimate Sacrifice-is not in vain. We are winning.

But we aren't there yet. Day in, day out, the soldiers of 1-32 continue to face and overcome obstacles that would stop any other unit. They are led by wonderful sergeants and excellent lieutenants, who lead by example and by their own bravery: of the dozens of Purple Hearts earned so far in 1-32, the vast majority have been earned by Team Leaders and Squad Leaders and Platoon Leaders who put themselves in front, who put their own lives on the line, that they might accomplish the mission and their men might live. And what men, what soldiers!

They succeed wherever they go and whatever they do, no matter what the odds. Your loved ones have earned for themselves a reputation as the hardest-fighting battalion in this Division. It is impossible to take two steps in this country without hearing tales of the daring and valor of the soldiers of 1-32 Infantry. I hope you can understand even a small portion of the pride we feel for the job we are doing. Your loved ones are writing new pages in our Regiment's history, our Division's history, and, indeed, in the history of our Army.

If I sound proud, I am. I have never, in almost twenty years of military service, seen a battalion perform this brilliantly, for this long, under such harsh conditions. And it is clear where the credit is due: to the fine soldiers of this great unit, who daily display the finest qualities of military professionalism and American citizenship.

And the credit is due to our strong families, our rocks, who wait at home.

It is truly the deepest privilege of my life to serve among you all.

With Respect and Affection,

Chris Cavoli


1-32 Battalion Commander

Islam Coexist? Muhammed said "Never!"

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"We love death. The United States loves life. That is the big difference between us." – Osama bin Laden
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Barack Obama Says He Lacks Experience To Be U.S. President

And HERE he proves it.

Obama calls it "My Muslim Faith" and This Raises More Questions

George Stephanopoulos tries to correct Obama when he says "my Muslim faith" but it wasn't a gaffe and Obama corrects Stephanopoulos. The Question is: Why say "MY Muslim faith" first? He went back to correct Stephanopoulos, but again "MY Muslim faith" was used. WHY?

Obama is to the USofA as Castro was to Cuba!

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