Monday, May 31, 2010

Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones

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My only prayer is that the incredible sacrifice, demonstrated here by the lives who made it home (think of all those who didn't) would not be wasted by losing our freedom here at home.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shocking Anti-Semitism in France, part 2

I just talked to a friend yesterday who has spent a considerable amount of time in France. The reason is because she loves France and has a vision to bring revival there.

She has spent a fair amount of time in places such as Paris, but has also gone to the countryside. She is fairly well off and has been able to vacation there quite a lot.

Anyway, the point is, she reads a paper regularly from there, and has first-hand knowledge from having spent time there, so I thought I'd ask about the information I received about wide-spread anti-Semitism happening in France. She said she has not heard of such a thing. She thought the number of Muslims sounded far-fetched and that the Muslims in France were not lashing out at Jews.

She said that the Muslims in France do not have the same rights as in the United States. If the women want to wear Burkas in Paris they are not allowed to. If children want to dress differently to public school, they are not allowed to.

Children born to Muslims in France are not granted citizenship as they are in the United States. They are considered people without a country, so by the time they are 18 or so, they become angry, and there have been riots by some of these young people. These riots are aimed at the government of France, not towards Jews.

Certainly there have been instances of anti-Semitism, she said, just as in the United States, but not in alarming numbers.

This is interesting news, and it causes me to question the validity of Snopes, which didn't deny the account of the email that said there was all this widespread anti-semitism happening in France.

I would believe my friend first and foremost. She has a heartfelt interest in France.

She said that the Muslims that live in France are concentrated in the larger cities such as Paris and Marseilles. And she said there are probably about 4 million of them.

It sounds like A) the Muslims in France are more interested in protesting their own hindered rights than attacking Jews

B) that they are more peace-keeping than what was described in this email

C) that they have legitimate reason for their protests

It also sounds as if the person circulating the email was trying to create unnecessary alarm about the spread of Islam and the danger of Muslim beliefs. We need to understand people. Not all Muslims are being destructive, and France is not such an impotent country. Look, it doesn't even allow Muslims to practice their religion as freely as we do in our country.

Radical Islam shouldn't make us crazy. OK, don't deny that it exists, but don't see it under every tree either!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Life Changing Message!!!!!!!

This comes from Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, MN. It is James Hammond, Mac Hammond's son. Mac Hammond is the senior pastor at Living Word.

This is the most amazing message about the power of our words.

I cannot think or talk the same anymore!

Here is the link:

I was amazed at what he said about the water changing with the words "do it" and "let's do it" and the difference with that one word was so great. The water crystallized for the word "let's" - it was so much more positive.

And he talked about time. He said it takes time. We give up. We don't wait for results.

Watch this, open your mind, and let it change you!!!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Is It Right To Judge?

I found this great writing on the subject of Judging. I have been burdened by my own judgment of people lately, and asking if I should be judging others.

This essay answers those questions.

Note: I think that the biblical passage that says "judge not" means "condemn not." The word judge in this essay is really being used to denote discernment. The kind of judging that was bothering me towards others is condemnation - I was being condemning. But it is important to make a distinction between condemning and "judging" in the context that is being written about here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Shocking Anti-Semitism in France!

This is an email my uncle sent to me. He says Snopes doesn't deny it. There is other news on Google that seems to corroborate this.

Once again, the real news in France is conveniently not being reported as it should. To give you an idea of what's going on in that country where there are now between 5 and 6 million Muslims and about 600,000 Jews, here is an E-mail that came from a Jew living in France.

Please read! "Will the world say nothing - again - as it did in Hitler's time?" He writes: "I AM A JEW -- therefore I am forwarding this to everyone on all my e-mail lists. I will not sit back and do nothing. Nowhere have the flames of anti-Semitism burned more furiously than in France. In Lyon, a car was rammed into a synagogue and set on fire. In Montpellier, the Jewish religious center was firebombed; so were synagogues in Strasbourg and Marseilles; so was a Jewish school in Creteil - all recently. A Jewish sports club in Toulouse was attacked with Molotov cocktails and on the statue of Alfred Dreyfus, in Paris, the words 'Dirty Jew' were painted. In Bondy, 15 men beat up members of a Jewish football team with sticks and metal bars. The bus that takes Jewish children to school in Aubervilliers has been attacked three times in the last 14 months. According to the Police, metropolitan Paris has seen 10 to 12 anti-Jewish incidents PER DAY in the past 30 days. Walls in Jewish neighborhoods have been defaced with slogans proclaiming 'Jews to the gas chambers' and 'Death to the Jews.' A gunman opened fire on a kosher butcher's shop (and, of course, the butcher) in Toulouse, France. A Jewish couple in their 20's were beaten up by five men in Villeurbanne, France (the woman was pregnant). A Jewish school was broken into and vandalized in Sarcelles, France. This was just in the past week."

"So I call on you, whether you are a fellow Jew, a friend, or merely a person with the capacity and desire to distinguish decency from depravity, to do - at least - these three simple things:

First, care enough to stay informed. Don't ever let yourself become deluded into thinking that this is not your fight. I remind you of what Pastor Neimoller said in World War II: 'First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.'

Second, boycott France and French products. Only the Arab countries are more toxically anti-Semitic and, unlike them, France exports more than just oil and hatred. So boycott their wines and their perfumes. Boycott their clothes and their foodstuffs. Boycott their movies. Definitely boycott their shores. If we are resolved we can exert amazing pressure and, whatever else we may know about the French, we most certainly know that they are like a cobweb in a hurricane in the face of well-directed pressure.

Third, send this along to your family, your friends, and your co-workers. Think of all of the people of good conscience that you know and let them know that you - and the people that you care - about need their help.

The number one bestselling book in France is....'September 11: The Frightening Fraud' which argues that no plane ever hit the Pentagon!

Please Pass This On, Let's not let history repeat itself, thank-you for your time and consideration."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Letter to Orange County California Newspaper

Orange County California Newspaper

This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good points. For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple.

NOT printed in the Orange county Paper ....................

Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!

From: 'David LaBonte'

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to 'print' it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented . Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved goodbye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the E mperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are in 2009 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules; one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed) Rosemary LaBonte

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ever heard of Laminin?

Watch this video to learn what it is.