Glitch – A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a sudden …… usually temporary malfunction or irregularity of equipment
On the morning of December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, woke up and killed his mother with one of the five guns she legally owned.
After killing his mother,the troubled 20-year-old (described as a loner, a gamer with a personality disorder) took his mother’s car and drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Shortly after 9:30 am he broke into the school, taking a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both semi-automatic hand guns, along with a .223 Bushmaster, described as a military-style assault weapon with him.
Less than five minutes had passed from the time the first shots rang out until nothing but eerie, stunned unfathomable silence remained. Twenty first grade students and six staff members were dead, shot multiple times.
Less than five minutes had lapsed from the moment of the first 911 call until the responders arrived. Lanza, dressed in military garb, had taken his own life along with twenty-six innocents.
Pray for Peace
Pray to whomever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the bo tree in scorching heat, Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekhina, Queen of Heaven and Earth, to Inanna in her stripped descent.
Then pray to the bus driver who takes you to work. On the bus, pray for everyone riding that bus, for everyone riding buses all over the world. Drop some silver and pray.
Waiting in line for the movies, for the ATM, for your latte and croissant, offer your plea. Make your eating and drinking a supplication. Make your slicing of carrots a holy act, each translucent layer of the onion, a deeper prayer.
To Hawk or Wolf, or the Great Whale, pray. Bow down to terriers and shepherds and Siamese cats. Fields of artichokes and elegant strawberries. Make the brushing of your hair a prayer, every strand its own voice, singing in the choir on your head. As you wash your face, the water slipping through your fingers, a prayer: Water, softest thing on earth, gentleness that wears away rock.
Making love, of course, is already prayer. Skin, and open mouths worshipping that skin, the fragile cases we are poured into. If you’re hungry, pray. If you’re tired. Pray to Gandhi and Dorothy Day. Shakespeare. Sappho. Sojourner Truth.
When you walk to your car, to the mailbox, to the video store, let each step be a prayer that we all keep our legs, that we do not blow off anyone else’s legs. Or crush their skulls. And if you are riding on a bicycle or a skateboard, in a wheelchair, each revolution of the wheels a prayer as the earth revolves: less harm, less harm, less harm.
And as you work, typing with a new manicure, a tiny palm tree painted on one pearlescent nail or delivering soda or drawing good blood into rubber-capped vials, writing on a blackboard with yellow chalk, twirling pizzas–
With each breath in, take in the faith of those who have believed when belief seemed foolish, who persevered. With each breath out, cherish. Pull weeds for peace, turn over in your sleep for peace, feed the birds, each shiny seed that spills onto the earth, another second of peace. Wash your dishes, call your mother, drink wine.
Shovel leaves or snow or trash from your sidewalk. Make a path. Fold a photo of a dead child around your VISA card. Scoop your holy water from the gutter. Gnaw your crust. Mumble along like a crazy person, stumbling your prayer through the streets.
*** by Ellen Bass
Why do black liberals and “Progressives” fear and hate Herman Cain?
You tell me! MSNBC, CNN, the LSM are spending hours of programming time tearing Herman Cain down. Their loathing of this man is palpable. The only thing missing as they “report” on Cain is spittle as they say his name.
Guess Cain didn’t read his black card.
“Money’s destiny is to become digital,” announced a 2002 study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In terms of public safety and national security, the sooner the world moves to a digital cashless economy, the better. Jonathan Lipow
The headline screamed, “Louisiana Bans Cash!” When I heard this two days ago I thought it was a joke, but this isn’t funny and it’s no joke.
The State of Louisiana has banned cash sales on all 2nd hand goods. Yes, boys ‘n girls you can no longer go to a swap meet, antique store, garage sale, etc. and use cash to purchase your items .
The excuse being used by the author of House Bill 195, Rickey Hardy, is that by eliminating cash sales of second hand goods this will help law enforcement track stolen goods like copper, etc.
Customers will have to use checks, credit cards, or purchase a money order. And it gets worse, according to Attorney Thad D. Ackel, lead counsel at Ackel and Associates LLC.:
. “For every transaction a secondhand dealer must obtain the seller’s personal information such as their name, address, driver’s license number and the license plate number of the vehicle in which the goods were delivered. They must also make a detailed description of the item(s) purchased and submit this with the personal identification information of every transaction to the local policing authorities through electronic daily reports.”
Now why would Louisiana or any state want to ban cash sales? Because they want to track our every move.
This is just the first OVERT step in moving us towards a cashless society, towards implanted tracking chips, national ID cards, and more.
Here’s another excuse for a NWO cashless society. Turn in your cash and we’ll all be safer!. Ya, right!
This was written one year ago. Little as changed except the MSM continues to become less and less reliable as a source of news.
There simply is no reason to believe anything the MSM puts out there as factual. The media can no longer be trusted … can no longer be believed … too many lies over too many years!
FOX comes the closest to consistently reporting most sides of an issue, but not always. The most glaring exceptionremains their non-existent reporting Obama’s ineligibility for the office of POTUS.
Obama admits he held British/dual citizenship status on the day he was born. This is a clear disqualification for the office of POTUS.
Whether FOX is too cowardly or whether the network has been warned to back-off at the risk of suffering severe consequences is immaterial! A lie is a lie and there is none bigger than pResident Obama.
After witnessing the events that have brought us our first knowingly faux president, why shouldn’t we question a host of other stories/ issues that have been “reported” by the MSM.
I find myself questioning everything that has been reported as fact for the last 30 years. Tell me, why should we believe anything they tell us when we can see the supporting documents with our own eyes and hear the propaganda churned out on an hourly basis?
All of which brings us to the 10th anniversary of the tragic events on 9/11. Ten years ago the thought that 9/11 was a staged event by persons within our own government, one designed to bring chaos and fear was dismissed as insanity.
What really happened to WTC Building 7?
National Geographic recently produced a show to debunk 9/11 conspiracy theories. The approach was to depict anyone who questions what happened on 9/11 as a wing-nut. If the Nat Geo’s facts were so strong, why devote less than 1 minute addressing WTC Building 7 in a 2 hour show?
Why didn’t the 9/11 Commission have subpoena power?
Do you believe “them” or do you believe your own eyes?
There is no victory in being right in this case. You can’t blame people for wanting to believe in their government, those entrusted to do what is in the best interest of the people. But the facts don’t lie and physical laws of science can’t be changed.
The most damning video is what follows as a BBC reporter discusses the collapse of WTC 7 on air minutes before it happened and with the building in the background! Opps, move to the 1:25 mark and then to the 7:26 mark!
Isn’t the TRUTH what we want from the people running this country … what most of us want from our government, our officials, the courts, and the media?
What a sad state of affairs … we have a country with more power brokers than patriots! A selfish, self righteous, sanctimonious group that cares little about anything or anyone but themselves!
We are in the middle of war on three fronts, the Congress just passed the unconstitutional “Patriot Act” (talk about an oxymoron), the Midwest, Joplin in particular, is in chaos and pRresident Obuma goes golfing on Memorial Day.
BTW, this jerk went golfing during Memorial Day 2009 as well where, “White House aides told reporters that the president paused at 3 p.m. to observe a moment of silent prayer.” Yup, a moment of prayer in the middle of his four hour game! Jackass! I’m sure military families and service men and women across the globe were mighty impressed with Obama’s humility and devotion to this country!
Anyone besides me who wants to give him a smack on the side of the head?
Lest anyone forget, President Bush gave up golf while he was in the White House because we were at war and out of respect for all military families. After all the traveling BHO has engaged in during the past month, does anyone think it was too great a task to spend the entire day remembering the fallen of this country? What a lack of leadership. What a lack of class.
The following is from the British news outlet, The Telegraph:
Contrast this with President Obama’s decision to play golf yesterday, Memorial Day, for the 70th time during his 28-month long presidency. For tens of millions of Americans, Memorial Day is a time for remembrance of the huge sacrifices made by servicemen and women on the battlefield. The president did pay his respects in the morning, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, but later in the day traveled to Fort Belvoir to play golf. The story has not been reported so far in a single US newspaper, but was made public by veteran White House correspondent Keith Koffler on his blog.
Anyone placing bets whether MSNBC or CNN reports this?
No wonder the Progressives, Obama, and the LSM hate Sarah Palin. Every time Palin is excoriated about something in the lame stream media you can bet she’s right.
It has become a dead give away. The harder the likes of Matthews, Couric, Cooper, and the MSM “gang” push, punish, and attempt to destroy Palin and her character the greater the chances you can bet she’s nailed it.
Take the death panels for instance…first you see them and you don’t. In the health care bill (67% of America hates and doesn’t want) one moment they are there and then presto/chango they’re gone! Ah, but not for long!
In typical Obama fashion, if they can’t get something accomplished through legal channels (say like legislation) then side step Congress and ignore the will of the people.
Just dictate through fiat and regulations and the death panels are back!
Kathleen Sebelius, head of the Department of Health & Human Services, has ruled that effective January 1, 2011, all Medicare & Medicaid doctors will be paid to provide “end of life” counseling to the elderly and/or those younger and poorer patients deemed “infirm” to help them decide if life is still worth living. All this will be provided yearly, as part of Obama’s new annual, creepily-euphemistically entitled “wellness” checkup.
And Sebelius’ supporters are trying to keep the implementation a secret! Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-OR), recently sent supporters of the new rule an e-mail warning them “not to broadcast this accomplishment (!) out to any of your lists, even if they are supporters because e-mails can too easily be forwarded.”
Ms. Sebelius has apparently declared herself dictator and overthrown not only the will of the people, but also that of Congress, issuing secret, death-dealing orders behind closed doors. The ObamaCare bill originally contained provisions for the much derided “Death Panels” designed to persuade, pressure and coerce the elderly and infirm into making life or death decisions only every five years.
Now add this to what Ron Panzer, founder of Hospice Patients Alliance, has to say about the government’s directives for hospice care. This looks like a perfect storm to me.
U.S. government rules, which supposedly protect patient privacy, have created a climate of fear among medical personnel to prevent them from reporting deliberate killing of hospice patients.
Panzer has received masses of complaints and pleas for help from patients and their families. The institutions are not fulfilling the gentler and useful function of hospice to care for the incurable and terminal patient. He says that tens of thousands of patients who are not otherwise “near death” are being killed in private institutions, to decrease their costs and increase profits, while the government “saves money” by not having to contribute to patients’ care in hospitals. Panzer warns that the rationing designed into Obamacare will greatly intensify the problem.
I am in no position to investigate what Panzer is alleging, however, the little digging I have done thus far leads me to believe his statements are true. If we had any real investigative journalism left, this is a one hell of a story to pursue.
Any investigative journalists out there, not sucking on Obama Kool-Aid?
In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the “Dey of Algiers” ambassador to Britain. The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress’ vote to appease.
During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey’s ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.
In a later meeting with the American Congress, the two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
Political correctness has simply gone too far. Nina Totenberg recently apologized during a TV show for using the word Christmas.
Katie Couric is convinced that Islamic bigotry is so pervasive in this country that she has gone on record suggesting a Muslim ‘Crosby Show’ as a way of fighting this “seething hatred.” Ah yes, Katie, that should do it.
I’ve got another suggestion, far out I know … almost radical. How ’bout we start telling the truth about Islamic terrorists and Jihad, and the world wide Islamic assault we are under.
First Katie, you might want to take a look at this slide show on training Islamic Jihad Kids. Or possibly you might visit a site called Islam Religion of Peace where they keep a body count of all the worldwide Islamic terrorists attacks on a DAILY basis.
You might also want to talk to the family of the 9 year old Catholic girl that was recently raped by a Muslim or possibly you’d like to take a look at what happens in countries when the Muslim population exceeds 1 or 2% . Possibly you’d like to explore the numerous stories that are detailing how Christians are fleeing the Middle East fearful of displaying a cross even in Bethlehem during the Christmas season. You could even head over to France and talk to French Archbishop whose church keeps getting vandalized by Muslim youth. These are but a few of hundreds of stories the media outside the US are reporting!
Now Katie, I know these stories don’t fit your narrative about peace loving Muslims but never the less they are true and easily found. The truth is if this country were faced with a majority of Muslims your sweet life as a non-believer would be over.
Is every Muslim to be feared or hated? Certainly not! Many Muslims are truly peace loving; however until the voices of moderate peace loving Muslims drown out and destroy the malignancy of Islamic Terror, realism is a necessary prerogative for keeping this country free.
BTW, you might ponder the words of these other world leaders concerning Islam. These quotes are from The Winds of Jihad.
John Quincy Adams who wrote in 1829
“The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”
John Wesley (1703-91) who wrote
“Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.”
Hilaire Belloc who wrote in 1938
“Will not perhaps the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world, which will shake off the domination of Europeans still nominally Christian and reappear as the prime enemy of our civilization? The future always comes as a surprise, but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.”
Bishop Fulton J Sheen who wrote in 1950
“Today the hatred of the Muslim countries against the West is becoming hatred against Christianity itself. Although the statesmen have not yet taken it into account, there is still grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return and, with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world Power.”
The Patriarch Cyrus of Alexandria said while negotiating the surrender of Alexandria to the Muslims in 640 AD, “I am afraid that God has sent these men to lay waste the world.”
While NPR’s PC extremist Nina Totenberg, is apologizing for uttering the word Christmas on the air, thousands of Muslims around the world are converting to Christianity. And why shouldn’t they?
Given a choice, Christianity offers a forgiving God and redemption for our sins while the Muslim religion does not. Is it really necessary for me to point out that there aren’t a lot of Christian extremists flying planes into buildings killing thousands of innocent persons in the Mid-east or other places around the world?
|Picture of the Week|
So far this Christmas, Religion of Peace devotees have bombed a
church in the Philippines, blown up 45 flood refugees waiting in line
for Western food aid, plotted to bomb a Christmas tree lighting in
Oregon and a recruitment center in Maryland, massacred 86 innocents
in attacks on Nigerian churches, planned to poison American food
buffets and implant bombs in human bodies, plotted the slaughter
of civilians in Holland, London and a newspaper office in
Denmark … and even set off the first suicide blast in Sweden,
which was intended for Christmas shoppers.
One of the reasons given for the large number of converts in Russia is the violence of Islamic extremists. According to Roman Silantyev, a Russian sociologist, Islamic expert, and former executive secretary of the Interreligious Council of Russia, 2 million ethnic Muslims have chosen to be baptised in Russia while only 250,000 Russians converted to Islam.
These large numbers of conversions have been reported by media around the world as far back as 2005. The notable exception remains the MSM media in the U.S. where the choice remains ignoring this significant happening.
“Christianization happens not so much as a result of some purposeful missionary activity (in which only Protestants are engaged) as under the influence of Russian culture which has express Christian roots, Silantyev said in a interview published this week by the Itogi weekly.
According Silantyev, the converts are predominantly Muslims by birth, while those who really confess Islamic values and attend mosque on a regular basis rarely change their faith.
The assimilation of ethnic and religious minorities is an inevitable process in any society. In Russia it is accelerated due to extremist activities, the Islamic researcher believes.
For instance, he says, as a result of what happened in Beslan, the proportion of Muslims in North Ossetia has decreased at least by 30%, while in Beslan itself, where Muslims had comprised from 30 to 40% of the population, their number has decreased at least by half.
As even Muslim sources confirm, after each terrorist action, thousands and may be even dozens of thousands of ethnic Muslims adopt baptism, Silantyev stated.”
Muslims are coming to Christ in ever greater numbers thanks to TV’s ability to bring more than one “voice” to Algerians.
The numbers are staggering according to this interview with Shiekh Ahmed on Al Jazeerah. Every hour 667 Muslims convert to Christianity … every day 16.000 Muslims convert … every year 6 million African Muslims convert.
I’m traveling right now … far away from home wishing I was there instead of here.
Yesterday I met a soldier at the hotel where I’m staying … a wonderful, hopeful young pup full of promise. After talking with him for just a few minutes I said a silent prayer for him and his family and those who love him.
This morning I received this video from a friend and instantly thought of the young soldier and all the soldiers who protect us and defend our Constitution. Our country is so fortunate to have this group of men and women who are willing give up so much for us.
Here’s to all of those brave men and women who have the courage to do what is necessary to keep us free.