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The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind

USA is getting left behind on another front. I am afraid to admit it that I am one of those in that situation and have just realized I need to play catch-up.

The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind.

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Posted by on August 19, 2013 in EDUCATION, SCIENCE

 

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I’M A CLINGER, YOU CAN BE A CLINGER TOO

I AM A “CLINGER” – I cling to my God, his holy name and his Word of righteousness, truth, justice and faithfulness. I hold them in highest regard. I cling to my guns, the right to own guns was given to me by the U.S. Constitution. I respect it and move by its laws. The highest authorities in my life our God and his Word and the U.S. Constitution. I am a “Clinger.”

Don’t let Obama, nor the liberals, nor the progressives, nor the Democrats, nor the lame stream media, nor PC-ism, nor any other ugly headed monster deny you the right or minimalize you because you are a “Clinger.” Stands strong because you have the two greatest documents ever produced in the world to stand on, and to be your authority. They have nothing but whimsical, unfounded (having no foundation), mindless masses as their basis for their ideas. being a mass or even a majority does not make them right. In fact, more often than not, it makes them wrong. Consider the lemmings – they are the lemmings of thought manipulation.

Think on these things.

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in EDUCATION, GLOBAL POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIAL, US POLITICS

 

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Arizona AG Tom Horne on Proposal to Arm School Principals: If We Don’t Do Anything to Protect Our Kids, We’ll Regret It | Fox News Insider

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has a plan of his own – to arm one educator in every school. Under the proposal, either the school’s principal or his or her designee could receive free training on how to use a weapon, and be able to carry that weapon within the school. Every school would have a choice whether or not to participate.

via Arizona AG Tom Horne on Proposal to Arm School Principals: If We Don’t Do Anything to Protect Our Kids, We’ll Regret It | Fox News Insider.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in EDUCATION, US POLITICS

 

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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…

Sincerely,
Harold B. Estes

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

 

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A LOOK AT LOST WISDOM…

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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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in EDUCATION, FINANCIAL, GLOBAL POLITICS, RELIGION, TECHNOLOGY

 

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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 ABOLITION OF TRUTH AND MORALITY

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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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in EDUCATION, HEALTH, RELIGION, US POLITICS

 

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