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Letter A 95 Year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor Wrote To President Obama

Steve Forbes 24 December FACT CHECKED & VERIFIED:

“Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can’t figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

” We’re no longer a Christian nation”
” America is arrogant”

– (Your wife even
announced to the world,” America is mean-spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our
war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I’d say shame on the both of you, but I don’t think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said,” America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.”

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue . You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That’s not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.

And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle…

Harold B. Estes

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in EDUCATION, SOCIAL, US POLITICS


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It is sad to wake up after years and years have gone by and you look back at all the mistakes… You wish you could have done things different, but it is too late to change those things… you are much wiser now..but you are stuck…You want to tell others, your children, what to watch out for but they are making some of the same mistakes and are not of a mind to listen.

You are sitting on mounds of wisdom that you would like to share so mistakes don’t have to be repeated…but people don’t want to listen and you can not force them to do it. They are so busy clawing out their own lives and fighting for survival that they don’t have time to listen…just like when you were growing up and starting your family or when the children reached teen years or young adulthood…Just like when we were growing up…We didn’t have time to listen to our parents and learn the lessons of life from them…

Everything is changing fast and life is rushing and pushing hard…Oh, if we had just stopped to listen to learn and apply…it would have saved so much wasted time. Then when we are older our parents are gone and we wish we could have, would have, set down and talked with them and listened and learned all the lessons they could have taught us.

Wisdom perishes and because we did not take advantage of the opportunities…we missed it and it is forever gone…Too late to gain and grow…Then we wish we could impart lessons we have learned through the University of Life…but there seem to be no classes available nor anyone who wants to sit in on them…

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Posted by on November 5, 2012 in EDUCATION


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#Pakistan acts more like an enemy than an Ally

Our Congress needs to remove Pakistan from the public doles. We need to force them to make a decision “friend or foe.”  If they are not our friend and steadfastly that, then we need to treat them like an enemy. Up to now the y have shown themselves an enemy iin the Middle East. Alright, Congress, take away their foreign aide! If not it is aiding and abetting the enemy and we want to haul your bunns off to jail! Whatever happened with calling a spade a spade?

#Pakistan acts more like an enemy than an ally. It is time to defund them and give it to India. @SpeakerBoehner @SenJonKyl @SenJohnMcCain


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Abortion by Sex| Read Then Weep| Then Buy the Book

Read this is you are appauled by “Abortion by Sex.” This is an excerpt*


The basic problem of the Christians in this country in the last eighty years or so, in regard to society and in regard to government, is that they have seen things in bits and pieces instead of totals.

They have very gradually become disturbed over permissiveness, pornography, the public schools, the breakdown of the family, and finally abortion.  But they have not seen this as a totality – each thing being a part, a symptom, of a much larger problem.  They have failed to see that all of this has come about due to a shift in world view – that is, through a fundamental change in the overall way people think and view the world and life as a whole.  This shift has been away from a world view that was at least vaguely Christian in the people’s memory (even if they were not individually Christian) toward something completely different – for a world view based upon the idea that the final reality is impersonal matter or energy shaped into its present form by impersonal chance.  They have not seen that this world view has taken the place of the one that had previously dominated northern European culture, including the United States, which was at least Christian in memory, even if the individuals were not individually Christian.

These two world views stand as totals incomplete antithesis to each other in content and also in their natural results – including sociological and governmental results, and specifically including law.

It is not that these two world views are different only in how they understand the nature of reality and existence.  They also inevitably produce totally different results.  The operative word here is inevitably.  It is not just that they happen to bring forth different results, but it is absolutely inevitable that there will bring forth different results.

Why have the Christians been so slow to understand this?  There are various reasons, but the central one is a defective view of Christianity.  This has its roots in the Pietistic movement under the leadership of P. J. Spener in the seventeenth century.  Pietism began as a healthy protest against formalism and a too abstract Christianity.  But it had a deficient, “platonic” spirituality.  It was platonic in the sense that Pietism made a sharp division between the “spiritual” and “material” world – giving little, or no, importance to the “material” world.  The totality of human existence was not afforded a proper place.  In particular, it neglected the intellectual dimension of Christianity.

Christianity and spirituality were shut up to a small, isolated part of life.  The totality of reality was ignored by the pietistic thinking.  Let me quickly say that in one sense Christians should be Pietists in that Christianity is not just a set of doctrines, even the right documents.  Every doctrine is in some way to have an effect upon our lives.  But the poor side of Pietism and its resulting platonic outlook have really been a tragedy not only in many peoples individual lives, but in our total culture.

True spirituality covers all of reality.  There are things the Bible tells us as absolutes, which are sinful – which do not conform to the character of God.  But aside from these the Lordship of Christ covers all of life and all of life equally.  It is not only that true spirituality covers all of life, but it covers all parts of the spectrum of life equally.  In this sense there is nothing concerning reality that is not spiritual.

Related to this, it seems to me, in fact that many Christians do not mean what I mean when I say Christianity is true, or Truth.  They are Christians and they believe in, let us say, the truth of creation, the truth of the virgin birth, the truth of Christ’s miracles, Christ substitutionary death, and His coming again.  But they stopped there with these and other individual truths.

When I say Christianity is true I mean it is true to total reality – the total of what is, beginning with the central reality, the objective existence of the personal – infinite God.  Christianity is not just a series of truth but Truth – Truth about all of reality.  And the holding to that Truth intellectually – and then in some poor way living upon that Truth, the Truth of what is – brings forth not only certain personal results, but also governmental and legal results.

Now let’s go over to the other side – to those who hold the materialistic final reality concept.  They saw the complete and total difference between the two portions more quickly than Christians.  There were the Huxley’s, George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), and many others who understood a long time ago that there are two total concepts of reality, and that it was one total reality against the other and not just a set of isolated and separated differences.  The Humanist Manifesto I, published in 1933, showed the crystal clarity of their comprehension of the totality of what is involved.  It was to our shame that Julian (1887 – 1975) and Aldus Huxley (1894 – 1963), and others like them, understood much earlier than Christians that these two world views are two total concepts of reality standing in antithesis to each other.  We should be utterly ashamed that this is the fact.

They understood not only that there were two totally different concepts but that they would bring forth two totally different conclusions, both for individuals and for society.  What we must understand is that the two world views really do bring forth an inevitable certainty not only personal differences, but also total differences in regard to society, government, and law.

There is no way to mix these two total world views.  They are separate entities that cannot be synthesized.  Yet we must say that liberal theology, the very essence of it from its beginning, is an attempt to mix the two.  Liberal theology tried to bring forth a mixture soon after the Enlightenment and has tried to synthesize these two views right up to our own day.  But in each case when the chips are down, these liberal theologians have always come down, as naturally as a ship coming into home port, on the side of the nonreligious humanist.  They do this with certainty because of what their liberal theology really is is humanism expressed in theological terms instead of philosophic or other terms.

“An example of coming down naturally on the side of nonreligious humanist is the article by Charles Hawthorne in the January 21, 1981, issue of The Christian Century, pages 42 – 45.  It is, “Concerning Abortion, an Attempt at a Rational View.”  He begins by equating the fact that the human fetus is alive with the fact that mosquitoes and bacteria are also alive.  That is, he begins to assume that human life is not unique.  He then continues by saying that even after the baby is born it is not fully human until its social relations develop (though he says the infant does have some primitive social relations an unborn fetus does not have).  His conclusion is, “Nevertheless, I have little sympathy with the idea that infanticide is just another form of murder.  Persons who are already functionally persons in the full sense have more important rights than infants.”  He then, logically, takes the next step: “Does this distinction apply to the killing of a hopelessly senile person or one in a permanent coma?  For me it does.”  No atheistic humanist could sat it with greater clarity.  It is significant at this point to note that many denominations controlled by liberal theology have come out, publicly and strongly, in favor of abortion.

Doctor Martin E. Marty is one of the respected, theologically liberal spokesmen.  He is an associate editor all of The Christian Century and Fairfax M. Cohen distinguished service professor at the University of Chicago Divinity school.  He is often quoted in the secular press as a spokesman for “mainstream” Christianity.  In a Christian Century article in January 7 – 14, 1981, issue (pages 13 – 17 with an additional on page 31), he has as an article entitled: “Dear Republicans: A Letter on Humanisms.”  In it he brilliantly confuses the terms “being human,” humanism, the humanities and being “in love with humanity.”  Why does he do this?  As a historian  he knows the distinction of these words, but when one is done with these pages the poor reader who knows no better is left with the eradication of the total distinction between the Christian position and the humanist one.  I admire the cleverness of the article… (Quoted from The Christian Manifesto by Francis Schaeffer)
 *after which I hope you buy the book. (It can be purchased at Amazon or other fine book stores.)

“A Christian Manifesto” Chapter One
by Francis Shaeffer
NOTE:  read these to see he was not exagerating!
The Communist Manifesto, 1848.
Humanist Manifesto I 1933
Humanist Manifesto II 1973.

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Obama’s Lit Agency Used ‘Born in Kenya’ Bio Until 2007 | DID OBAMA MISUSE EDUCATIONAL FUNDS?

This is a very interesting article. It has been vetted by It is a bio that was used to promote Obama and his book. It was used up until 2007 by his publishers.

It says that he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. this bio was published in 1991. Most people are not saying that it is proof that he was born in Kenya, but it shows that the mainstream media did not vet this president.

It does however raise the questions that if Harvard is using this to promote his book, did he then enter Harvard stating that he was born in another country to enable himself to take advantage of funds for international students? Did he illegally apply for those funds? Can he be prosecuted for this? Or is he in fact a citizen of another country thus nullifying his presidency?

Obama’s academic records are sealed. Is there any way to get these opened? Are there any records of his passport that can be accessed? Is it possible that someone in the Harvard offices can access those academic records and get them to FoxNews or

While I am not a “birther” this does raise some valid questions. Will the media pick up on this – the “lame-stream media”? Will Fox News pick up on it? Or will people be afraid to touch it?

Obama’s Lit Agency Used ‘Born in Kenya’ Bio Until 2007.


Posted by on May 17, 2012 in EDUCATION, MEDIA, US POLITICS


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ASL (SIGN LANGUAGE) Interpreting

@Deaf_Insight I think this guy makes good points relating to interpreting. Since your goal is being a terp, enjoy.

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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Deaf, EDUCATION


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Univ. of Pennsylvania called Elizabeth Warren a minority in diversity report

More evidence seems to be surfacing about Elizabeth Warren and her claim to be a minority.  With new reports surfacing it seems that she has used this “minority” claim to help her win jobs.

There seems to be no evidence to substantiate her claim of being part Cherokee.  For that matter, she is only 1/32nd Cherokee, if that at all.  Now that she is running for public office against Scott Brown she is finally being vetted  and “weighed in the balance and found wanting.”

If she is willing to use this “claim” to promote herself in her vocation, it seems to indicate that she will use false claims, if she were elected to office – she is a woman who cannot be trusted.  But then, she is typical of most Democratic politicians who will say one thing when another is the truth.  Of course, why should she let the facts get in the way, perhaps she is just “evolving.”

There is a slight possibility that she actually believed these claims herself, yet, a lot of progressives believe a lot of things that are true.

Why won’t her campaign office release her former job applications?  And why won’t the University of Pennsylvania respond to the Daily Caller to answer their questions?  Does it look like someone is trying to coverup?

UPenn also called Elizabeth Warren a minority in diversity report | The Daily Caller.

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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in EDUCATION, US POLITICS


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Vanderbilt University Attempts To Remove Freedom Of Religion

Vanderbilt University has been trying to remove religious freedom from the Christian groups and clubs that meet there. In an attempt to stop the Christian organization from having the leadership they want, a leadership that respects their beliefs and views, the University has said the clubs have to allow anyone, even with differing beliefs and views to be in leadership.  This would negate the value of the club and make it just another secular organization.

The administration of Vanderbilt University has been relentlessly resisting any change in policy. They are restricting religious freedom on their campus.  We’re thankful for those that have stood with them and stood up to the administration.  In interviews with the Christians within the club.  I’ve been impressed with their attitudes and their stance. They are not being belligerent nor are they doing anything disrespectful to the administration.  They’re standing on their principles and showing a good example of what their club is about.

We appreciate Jay Sekulow becoming involved in this battle for religious freedom.  They have been able to rally lawmakers to stand with the time for Vanderbilt University to listen to reason and stop being so paranoid of the liberals and their agenda.
@JaySekulowLegislature comes through in Battle of #Vanderbilt #TN lawmakers stand protecting students’ #religiousfreedom #TCOT

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Posted by on May 1, 2012 in EDUCATION, US POLITICS


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Confirmed – Elizabeth Warren knowingly self-identified as Native American on law association forms

Confirmed – Elizabeth Warren knowingly self-identified as Native American on law association forms

Democratic Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren has been all over the newspapers the past several days after a revelation that Harvard Law School identified her as a Native American faculty member in the mid-1990s.  The claim to Native American status came as a shock to the media and the Scott Brown campaign.

Read this article to see the corruption in our “respected” institutions…


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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in EDUCATION, US POLITICS


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