170117 Peace
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Individually, we decided to pray for peace. Then, we discovered that others had also decided to pray until it became a NATIONAL movement. Unlike the disruptions, there is no central organization to our movement. We just wanted peacefulness. Most of us will start on Thursday by making intercession to God, and as out time permits, we plan to continue praying through to Saturday. Some may be actively in Church, but those *I* know will be at home.

...and we're called the violent ones.

We aren't getting paid for this, but these people are getting paid to disrupt:
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161129 It Took All Month!
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One hundred thousand, two hundred and twelve words!
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I'll be taking an extended break, too.


161116 No stress
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Instead of arguing, let's find out more about each other:  

Twenty-six things about me...
A- Age:58
B- Biggest fear:  Love never fails. so lack of love.
C- Current mood: waiting
D- Drink you last had: high-octane eggnog
E- Every day starts with: God’s Word
F- Favorite song: Family of God
G- Ghosts, are they real?: Human ‘'ghosts” are a lie brought to you by devil spirits.
H- Hometown: San Antonio
I- In love with: God’s Word
J- Jealous of:  no one and no thing
K- Killed someone?: Many cockroaches have felt my wrath.
L- Last time you cried?: I cried when I realized how serious the heart condition was.
M- Middle name: very common
N- Number of siblings: 2 living
O- One wish: perfect health
P- Person you last called: Moon
Q- Question you're always asked: May I help you?
R- Reason to smile: God’s promises always come to pass.
S- Song last sang: “The Twelve Days Of Regifted Christmas”
T- Time you woke up: Which time? Polyphasic sleeper here.
U- Underwear color: white
V- Vacation destination: beach
W- Worst habit: sugar addiction
Y- Your favorite food: Chocolate? Coffee? Chocolate Coffee!
X- X-rays you have had: I don’t remember them all.
Z- Zodiac sign: Aries

Copy, paste, and complete. Have fun!!!


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This may be the last thing i post for awhile, and they are borrowed words. I've read and seen and heard a lot in the last few days, and no one is going to change his or her mind. Politics is religion, and most people follow blindly and disdain logic.

Daniel Greenfield
American Uprising
Posted: 13 Nov 2016 11:27 AM PST

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.

The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families.

They fought and they won.

This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.

Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.

They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.

They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.

And they changed everything.

Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his.

He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.

And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.

And America said, “No.”

Fifty millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.

Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport the illegal aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.

It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.

It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.

Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.

They won improbably. And they won amazingly.

They were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear.

And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.

Watch this video. See ten ways John Oliver destroyed Donald Trump. Here’s three ways Samantha Bee broke the internet by taunting Trump supporters. These three minutes of Stephen Colbert talking about how stupid Trump is owns the internet. Watch Madonna curse out Trump supporters. Watch Katy Perry. Watch Miley Cyrus. Watch Robert Downey Jr. Watch Beyonce campaign with Hillary. Watch. Click.

Watch fifty million Americans take back their country.

The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.

No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.

America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.

The day when we stop being able to pull of the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.

Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.

Midnight has passed. A new day has come. And everything is about to change.


161109 The Best Lies Incorporate Something True
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Thank God the election is over, and I do thank God. God matters more than who won, because government is temporary. In four years, we'll get to go through all this again!

The political backbitting never quits, but it should tone down a bit now. It amazes me how personally involved people get with the personalities of the candidates! This cult of personality is killing this nation! People harp on a person's physical traits, or personal habits, but never really get to idiology. Sometimes, morality indicates idiology, but we have been taught to laugh at morality. Certain idiologies are killing us, and most just blame the "other" side. No one checks history for cause and effect. Certainly, the nuances of idiology are ignored.

What idiology does a candidate support? Almost universally, every one of them, from school boards and city councels to the U.S. Congress, votes along party lines. Whether something is good for the people or not does not matter to them, because too many of them act like their political party matters far more than the country does. Make sure you know what idiology each party truely embraces. Lies abound, and the more emotional the plea is, the less true it is. Emotion is designed to blind us to the facts.

I learned a long, long time ago that lies don't change the Truth. The best lies incorporate something true.

Happy Dance
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Cubs Win! Will the Astros ever?


Answer for question 4158.
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There's a lot of nostalgia around old franchises coming back right now. Movies, TV shows, even action figures! What's something from your childhood that you wish would come back? Why?

(This question will remain in place for a few days while Writer's Block is re-launched -- we'll have new questions each weekday starting on Monday!)
This came back at the wrong time... It interfers with NaNoWriMo! I'll have to save all the questions for December.

Personally, I'd like to see a return to personal responsibility and book reading.

161013 Notes
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Not everyone believes, but the incident in Oregon and the Presidential Election remind of me this:
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Genesis 6:5
(5) And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.


As long as believers inhabit the Earth, we need to stand for God. Interestingly, I read a blog immediately after viewing that news clip that postulated that our constant influx of news actually causes the news. I think I'll go back to ignoring the news and concentrate of peaceful things instead.

Philippians 4:6-9
(6)  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
(7)  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
(8)  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
(9)  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

161011 Excessively Long Survery
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I was going to post a survey, but appearently, there is a limit to how long something can be with a free account. You just don't get to be bored by my flippant answers.

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