Archive for May, 2017

A Tale of Two Fired FBI Directors

May 25, 2017

WHAT’S UNDER THE ROCKS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SWAMP

The collective memory of the Swamp critters including the totality of the Journalist Cartel is about one nanosecond when it comes to negative information about liberals.

When President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey a few months into his Presidency, the collective mainstream media had a meltdown. To this day, they are gnashing their teeth and renting their garments as investigators are investigating investigators.

Yet, President Clinton fired his FBI Director the day before the so-called Vince Foster suicide and the fawning Journalists didn’t even roll their eyes; imagine that!

Clinton told reporters there had been “serious questions” about Sessions’ “conduct and leadership.” He asked his attorney general, Janet Reno, to review Sessions’ tenure and the situation at the FBI. I don’t know if she had a secret meeting on an unlit airport tarmac during the middle of the night but according to Bill “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” Clinton, “She has reported to me in no uncertain terms that he can no longer effectively lead the Bureau and law enforcement community,”

I think Director Sessions was not sleazy enough to serve in the Clinton Administration! William Steele Sessions was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, was an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America and served an enlisted tour in the United States Air Force before being commissioned and serving as an Officer. He received a BA and LL.B Degrees at Baylor University. He served as a federal judge before being appointed Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by President Ronald Reagan. Sessions served as FBI director from 1987 to 1993, when he was dismissed by President Bill Clinton. Does that sound like somebody who would fit well in the Clinton Administration?

Strangely, Bill Clinton ordered park rangers to investigate the murder of Vince Foster instead of the FBI.

The FBI got involved anyway and issued reports that linked Hillary Clinton to Foster’s so-called suicide. This report mysteriously disappeared from the National Archives.

According to the former FBI agents of that time, they claimed that days before his death, First Lady Hillary Clinton ridiculed Foster in front of his peers. She said things like, “You have failed us.”

Vince Foster’s death was determined to have been a suicide by inquiries and investigations conducted by the United States Park Police, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the United States Congress, Independent Counsel Robert B. Fiske, and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

This is the United States of America, all these investigators can’t be wrong can they? Well, at least one WAS NOT WRONG. Kenneth Starr’s at-the-time lead investigator, US attorney Miguel Rodriguez, emphatically disagreed with Starr’s conclusion that Foster committed suicide, referring to photographs and medical testimony suggesting a second gunshot wound on Foster’s neck, evidence he asserts Starr suppressed. Concerning the cover-up, he wrote in his resignation letter, “As an ethical person, I don’t believe I could be involved in what they were doing.”

I spent 34 years in the Air Force flying combat missions and defending the Constitution and this is what I get? A corrupt government that spies on United States Citizens and our best Allies while U.S. citizens who get in their way are murdered like Vince Foster and Seth Rich!

Miguel Rodriguez was not alone in his condemnation of the phony Vince Foster Investigation. James Norman, former senior editor at Forbes Magazine, discussed and wrote about Foster having a Swiss bank account and possible espionage.

The comments of Patrick Knowlton, a grand jury witness who had been at the park where Foster’s body was found, were included as part of Starr’s Report over Starr’s objection. Judge John D. Butzner wrote to Judges Peter Fay and David Sentelle after Knowlton submitted a motion that his comments be included as part of an appendix to the final report, “I suspect that if we deny this motion we will be charged as conspirators in the cover-up,” and concluded “I suggest we let the motion and attachments speak for themselves.” Judge Fay wrote that Knowlton contradicted “specific factual matters and takes issue with the very basics of the report” filed by Starr. Knowlton’s comments were ordered included as part of the official report on September 26, 1997. Two days later, Starr filed a 9-page motion to appeal and asking that the comments by Knowlton not be included in the report. The next day, Starr’s motion was denied and Knowlton’s comments were included as part of the final official Report on the Death of Vincent W. Foster.

FBI Agent Lawrence Monroe interviewed Patrick Knowlton in April and May of 1994. Agent Monroe falsified Mr. Knowlton’s account of the events he reported he had witnessed in Fort Marcy Park. Agent Monroe was detailed to the office of regulatory Independent Counsel Robert W. Fiske, Jr.

Mr. Knowlton’s information refutes the official conclusions that Mr. Foster committed suicide in Fort Marcy Park, primarily because Mr. Knowlton is certain that no car fitting the description of Mr. Foster’s car was in the Fort Marcy lot approximately 70 minutes before Mr. Foster’s body was officially discovered, even though Mr. Foster was dead at the time. Agent Monroe covered up this and other facts Mr. Knowlton provided to Agent Monroe. Prior to 1996, Mr. Knowlton was unaware of this state of affairs and had assumed his information was irrelevant.

When he was provided copies of his interview reports by a reporter, Mr. Knowlton discovered that Agent Monroe had falsified his account, and his account of what he had witnessed at Fort Marcy and contradictory information from his FBI interview reports were published in a London newspaper.

On the same day that this newspaper reached American newsstands, October 24, 1995, the Office of Independent Counsel under Kenneth W. Starr prepared a subpoena for Mr. Knowlton to testify before the Whitewater grand jury in this Courthouse.

That subpoena was HELD FOR SERVICE FOR TWO DAYS, APPARENTLY TO ALLOW TIME FOR THE ASSEMBLY OF THE MEN WHO SUBSEQUENTLY HARASSED MR. KNOWLTON, and then served by FBI Agent Russell T. Bransford.

Beginning the same day Agent Bransford served Mr. Knowlton the secret grand jury subpoena, he was harassed by at least 25 men and Agent Bransford prior to testifying before the grand jury, and one man after testifying:

(a) Eleven or more men on October 26, 1995;

(b) Twelve or more men on October 27, 1995;

(c) Two or more men on October 28, 1995;

(d) FBI Agent Bransford on October 30, 1995; and

(e) One man on November 2, 1995.

The objects of the harassment were twofold, to:

(a) Intimidate and warn Mr. Knowlton in connection

with his grand jury testimony; and failing that,

(b) Destabilize Mr. Knowlton and discredit his

testimony before the grand jury.

This technique of subjecting a witness to an overwhelming campaign of harassment to intimidate and warn, and alternatively to destabilize and discredit the witness is known to federal intelligence and investigative agencies. Those who read my Social Media posts and Blogs know that I was an Intelligence Analyst at NSA more than 50 years ago.

On Wednesday, November 1, 1995 Mr. Knowlton testified before the Washington, DC Whitewater grand jury. Prosecutors questioning Mr. Knowlton during his grand jury appearance had been apprised prior to his appearance of his reports of being harassed by in excess of 25 men. The wrongdoers accomplished their object of discrediting him. Prosecutors did not believe Mr. Knowlton’s bizarre account of having been harassed, at one point asking him to “tell us a little bit about the alleged harassment.” Nor did prosecutors believe much of anything else Mr. Knowlton had to say.

On October 25, 1996 Mr. Knowlton filed a lawsuit in District Court against FBI Agents Russel T. Bransford and Lawrence Monroe (and others), alleging that these FBI agents are vicariously liable to Plaintiff for his damages under the law of civil conspiracy for inter alia, violation of 42 U.S.C. & sect; 1985, “Conspiracy to interfere with civil rights,” part (2), “Obstructing justice; intimidating party, witness, or juror.” The Plaintiff alleges he was intimidated in an attempt to obstruct justice in connection with Mr. Starr’s investigation into Mr. Foster’s death.

I think we all know what the chances of redress are from a Federal Court in the Swamp?

The 1994 Senate Banking committee was precluded by the limited jurisdiction of Resolution 229 from any independent exploration of the issue of how or where Mr. Foster died, and Senator D’Amato’s committee chose not to visit the issue of how or where Mr. Foster died. Therefore, save the 16 day US Park Police investigation, the only investigations into where or how Mr. Foster died were conducted by the good old FBI.

(1) First, a “preliminary investigation” in July of 1993;

(2) Second, under the auspices of regulatory

Independent Counsel Robert Fiske; and

(3) Thirdly, under the auspices of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

Because of the initial FBI conclusion of “no criminal activity” in July of 1993, FBI agents who worked for Mr. Fiske the first half of 1994 would necessarily have embarrassed the Bureau had they concluded otherwise. And once the agents reported to Mr. Fiske that there was no criminal activity, there could be no abandonment of the FBI’s repeated conclusion of suicide in Fort Marcy Park without a horrendous embarrassment to the FBI and possible criminal exposure to the FBI agents detailed to Mr. Fiske’s investigation, some of whom subsequently were also detailed to Mr. Starr’s investigation.

Given the role and the conclusion of the FBI in its first two investigations into the Foster death, it is manifest that various FBI agents and the FBI operated under a conflict of interest in the role the FBI played in Mr. Starr’s investigation of the Foster death.

Are you starting to get the picture of why Director Comey could not find that Hillary Clinton had committed a crime? Maybe I can draw you a picture? Hillary Clinton was not even under oath when FBI Agents questioned her and they made NO transcript or recording of the questioning.

FBI Director James Comey distrusted former Attorney General Loretta Lynch because he believed she and other top Justice Department officials had political motives to hinder or downplay the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, a new report reveals.

According to the New York Times, Comey deployed a “go-it-alone strategy” during the investigation into Clinton because he thought Lynch and other Obama appointees would give Clinton, who was in the midst of a presidential campaign, “political cover.”

For example, during a fall 2015 meeting between Lynch, Comey and Comey’s team of advisers, Lynch instructed Comey to no longer use the word “investigation” when publicly talking about the FBI’s investigation into Clinton. Instead, Lynch suggested Comey use the word “matter.”

“I guess you’re the Federal Bureau of Matters now,” one of Comey’s advisers quipped after the meeting.

In addition, just one day after announcing they had received a criminal referral in regards to the FBI’s investigation against Clinton, Lynch’s DOJ revised a public statement to retract the word “criminal.” The DOJ revised their statement to say they received a referral “related to the potential compromise of classified information” — no mention of anything criminal.

Clinton would later seize on the happenstance by insisting that the FBI’s investigation into her and her private email server was not a “criminal investigation” — despite the fact that the FBI was treating her “matter” just like any other criminal investigation.

Later, Comey’s suspicions deepened when the FBI intercepted a document that potentially proved Lynch’s allegiance to Clinton.

From the Times:

During Russia’s hacking campaign against the United States, intelligence agencies could peer, at times, into Russian networks and see what had been taken. Early last year, F.B.I. agents received a batch of hacked documents, and one caught their attention.

The document, which has been described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far, according to several former officials familiar with the document…

If Ms. Lynch announced that the case was closed, and Russia leaked the document, Mr. Comey believed it would raise doubts about the independence of the investigation.

And last June, just one day before investigators were scheduled to depose Clinton, Lynch met with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, on the tarmac of Phoenix’s airport. That meeting, which many believe is where Lynch struck a deal with Clinton, was the final straw for Comey.

Just days later, he paraded himself in front of the nation to announce the FBI wouldn’t recommend criminal charges against Clinton, despite confirming that Clinton essentially broke the law and anyone else, given the evidence, would have been charged with a crime. Still, Comey excoriated Clinton during the press conference, noting her utter carelessness in dealing with classified information.

For Comey, the investigation was over, until in late Sept. 2016 the FBI discovered potentially new Clinton emails during the course of a separate criminal investigation into Anthony Weiner, husband to Huma Abiden, Clinton’s closest confidant.

Comey felt he needed to inform Congress of the newest revelation. After all, he promised to keep Congress informed. In the end, the new emails didn’t provide any new evidence and Comey again wrote Congress to inform them that their investigation into Clinton was over.

Clinton, her campaign and Democrats later blamed Comey’s late October letter to Congress as the reason she lost to Donald Trump, ignoring her own downfalls as a candidate and the downfalls of her campaign.

The fact that the Times would print any of this is unusual but I am sure it is still slanted.

Back to Mr. Knowlton, in his obstruction of justice fight against the government, he took extraordinary steps to establish his credibility including:

(1) Undergoing a polygraph examination;

(2) Undergoing an extensive psychiatric examination including psychological testing;

(3) Giving a sworn interview;

(4) Obtaining sworn Affidavits of other witnesses;

(5) Assembling and publishing documents and photographs of two of the men who harassed him along with a detailed description of the harassment he suffered in a 147 page Report;

(6) Avoiding affiliation with organizations known to be opposed to the Clinton administration;

(7) Avoiding obtaining funding from conservative organizations in order to avoid any appearance of political motivation or influence; and Filing his Complaint under seal of Court on October 24, 1996 because press reports of his claims on the eve of the presidential election would further undermine his credibility by the appearance of political motivation or influence.

The publicly available record Mr. Knowlton proffered 118 exhibits in support of his claim of an overall conspiracy, 100 of which are part of the publicly available record in the Foster case. These exhibits appear under headings in that filing which, when viewed cumulatively, fairly raise a strong inference that FBI agents obstructed justice prior to and during the time that the FBI investigated under regulatory Independent Counsel Robert Fiske.

As more of the records of the Foster death investigations are declassified and analyzed by concerned citizens, Mr. Knowlton’s position that the intimidation he suffered were overt acts in furtherance of an overall FBI conspiracy to obstruct justice will slowly gain more acceptance. For example, counsel was provided with a copy of the Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner, signed on July 20, 1993 by Dr. Donald Haut, the only MD to view Mr. Foster’s body in situ at Fort Marcy Park. This report found at the National Archives on July 17, 1997, was not part of the Senate Hearings Volumes made public in January of 1995 although it was found in a box indicating that it had been so released. The following is an excerpt of the entry appearing on that Medical Examiner’s Report under the heading NARRATIVE SUMMARY OF CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING DEATH: “…gunshot wound mouth to neck…”

This reported “mouth to neck” circumstance surrounding Mr. Foster’s death explains:

(1) Paramedic Richard Arthur’s sworn testimony: “What I saw is what I saw. …and I saw a small – what appeared to be a small gunshot wound here near the jawline. Fine, whether the coroner’s report says that or not, fine. I know what I saw.”

(2) Why many of the crime scene Polaroid photographs mysteriously vanished;

(3) Why the FBI falsely reported all 35 millimeter photographs were “underexposed” and that despite attempts by the FBI laboratory these photographs “were of limited value;”

(4) Press reports that Miguel Rodriquez resigned from his position with the OIC after he “insisted on conducting a painstaking review of the case [but was] met with stiff opposition from FBI agents assigned to Starr’s probe” — after he had the original Polaroid photographs “enhanced by a specialized lab outside the FBI;”

(5) A press report that a “photograph… reveals that Foster suffered trauma to the right side of his neck, just below the jawline… it has the appearance of a small caliber gunshot wound… a prosecutor on the staff of Kenneth Starr… has shown it to individuals ‘off the record’… this photo was never presented to the panel of four pathologists brought in by the Fiske investigation…”

(6) A press report that “Joe Purvis… said that he was told by a staff member of Ruebel’s Funeral Home in Little Rock that Foster had… an exit wound ‘the size of a dime’ close to the neck at the hairline;” and

(7) Why investigators stated that no autopsy X-rays were taken while inexplicably failing to investigate significant evidence the X-rays were in fact taken but mysteriously vanished.

The Medical Examiner’s report that there was a gunshot exit wound in Mr. Foster’s neck is inconsistent with the official conclusion that this neck wound “did not exist,” and is but one of numerous records in this matter which refute the official conclusions.

This is just one example of why government Whistleblowers are as scarce as hen’s teeth. Every government employee and member of the Armed Forces knows that if they report Fraud, Waste and Abuse, their career will abruptly end. Congress passed Whistleblower protection and later strengthened the protection but laws are less than meaningless. The Inspector General system not only does not work, it also cannot work in its present form. The IG works for the Military Commander or Agency Director and simply cannot substantiate any wrongdoing that will embarrass the boss or the organization or the government.

Mr. Knowlton did nothing to deserve this outrageous treatment at the hands of the FBI and the OIC. He did nothing to deserve being yanked into this FBI debacle, having his life turned upside down, and having to endure this fight for his reputation. Patrick Knowlton’s only “crime” was reporting to the authorities what he had seen at Fort Marcy Park — consistent with his understanding of his duties as a good citizen.

Mr. Knowlton’s position that the intimidation he suffered was overt acts in furtherance of an overall FBI conspiracy to obstruct justice should be common knowledge but government atrocities are only remembered for a nanosecond unless they shed light on wrongdoing by conservatives.

I could go on and on but I believe President Donald J. Trump and his handpicked Administration represents the very last stand for America. Not a single one of the other Presidential Candidates had any chance of draining the swamp. No candidate in the future will have the audacity to confront the crooked media, lazy bureaucrats or status quo politicians.

God save America

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المملكة العربية السعودية صديق أفضل مما تعرفه Saudi Arabia is a Better Friend than you Know

May 21, 2017

Because the United States Media is focused like a cat eyeing a canary on bringing down the United States Government, they report on almost nothing beyond President Trump removing Bronze statues from the Oval Office and other Fake News.

Accordingly, ordinary citizens like me are forced to get the facts out to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. So many ears are stuffed with earphones blasting loud music or propaganda all day long.

Prince Khaled bin Salman, the son of Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, piloted a jet fighter as he participated in air strikes against terrorists in Syria. In this image, Prince Khaled bin Salman prepares to exit his jet after parking in a hardened shelter at an undisclosed location after returning from a mission to Syria.

     

Guess what, he was joined by the United Arab Emirate’s first female air force pilot, Major Mariam Al Mansouri, 35, whose F-16 fighter was one of several from a group of Arab nations that are blitzing the Islamic State.

Here are some more Saudi combat pilots who have been carrying the mail in Syria along with the Russians while our previous President was coloring red lines in his coloring book in the bosom of the White House.

All you hear from Scott Pelley and Chuck Todd is that Arab women can’t drive cars. I would give a thousand dollars to see these corrupt media anchors go for a ride with Major Mansouri in the backseat of a dual cockpit F-16 on a bombing mission. I guarantee they would rather be waterboarded. At nine g’s their necks would be supporting 135 pounds. I still have neck pain and the last time I flew F-16’s was 23 years ago but my neck is not as stiff as these latter day news anchors.

Major General Frank J. Padilla escorts Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Rahman into Kaye Auditorium to attend the graduation ceremony for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 09-06 eight years ago at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Prince Salman’s son, Khalid bin Salman, culminated a year of training at Columbus AFB and joined the 25 other members of the class to receive their wings during the formal graduation ceremony. General Padilla was the Mobilization Assistant to 9th Air Force and U.S. Forces Central.

After Donald Trump was elected President, King Salman appointed his son, Prince Khaled bin Salman, as the country’s ambassador to the US in a move said to point to strengthening ties to President Trump.

The prince studied at both Harvard and Georgetown before graduating from USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training.

Ambassador Khaled bin Salman’s position will allow the Trump Administration a direct line to the Saudi monarchy, further indicating warmer relations between the two powers after a cooling following the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with regional rival Iran.

This year another Saudi pilot commemorated the first F15-SA fighter, which initially flew the skies of Saudi Arabia in 1982. Prince Major General Pilot Mansour bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, who retired about three years ago, explained how Saudi pilots have become some of the most skilled F-15 captains in the world.

This is a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 returning from a mission in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, and another of King Salman’s sons, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with Trump in the White House in March.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis met with King Salman and Prince Mohammed in Riyadh and said it was in the US’ interest “to see a strong Saudi Arabia,” in reference to its “military security services and secret services.”

Mattis also said Iran aims to destabilize the region.

From what I understand, the Saudi’s have their own wealthy citizens supporting terrorists just like we have in America. Unlike the US, Saudi Arabia has no Sanctuary Cities, corrupt media, goofball former Presidents, Activist Federal Judges or marauding renegade GOP Senators and Representatives.

I predict the Saudi Arabian Leaders will do more to make America Great Again than 100% of Democrats and 30% of Republicans. This is an image of President Trump addressing the leaders of 50 Muslim Nations at the Summit in Saudi Arabia during his first overseas Diplomatic Visit.

Most low energy politicians would disintegrate under the diversions tossed at our President by his detractors on a minute by minute basis, but President Donald J. Trump thrives and flourishes. He has already made a huge difference in the Middle-East after the Obama Administration destabilized the entire region.

Are you proud of President Trump and proud to be an American?

Will You Help Save America?

May 19, 2017

Democrats & their corrupt media are at war with Russia & our President.

The rest of America is fighting a global war on Islamic Terrorism.

I spent most of my USAF career, after Vietnam, flying jet fighters and training for nuclear war with Russia.

Russia did not bring down the World Trade Center!

I did witness collusion with Russia when President Obama was caught on hot mike with a message for Vladimir. After that, Russia gained control of 20% of our uranium and Russia’s ally, Iran, got pallet loads of United States Currency. Enough cash to fuel terrorism and nuclear proliferation for the foreseeable future.

I believe Obama cash delivered on the tarmac under the cover of darkness, is funding North Korean’s nuclear ICBM misbehavior along with the Iranian nuclear program

After President Obama changed the mission of NASA to reaching out to Islam, the United States became totally dependent on Russia to travel to and from the International Space Station.

Add Hillary’s mishandling of Top Secret codeword compartmentalized documents and we have high crimes unprecedented since Benedict Arnold.

Nothing that caused Deep State James Comey to raise an eyebrow, mind you, but a lot more than Martha Stewart ever thought about doing that landed her and thousands of other Americans in the slammer!

Why do these acts of treason not beg for a Special Prosecutor?

I think most Americans are fed up with the Democrats, Hollywood Snowflakes and the corrupt depraved fake news media!

Will you remain silent and cowered like Republican Politicians while America is burning and our President is constantly attacked, investigated and berated? I will not!

Jeremiah Hit the Nail on the Head

May 18, 2017

☆The great Prophet Jeremiah warned his people of Israel and was beaten and thrown in prison. Pashur the priest, even tried to convince King Zedekiah that Jeremiah should be put to death because he was discouraging the soldiers as well as the people. Jeremiah was thrown in prison and remained there until Israel was captured by the Babylonians.

Like now, many did not want to hear the truth. His ministry was active from 626 BC until after the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in 587 BC. This period spanned the reigns of five kings of Judah: Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah.

When Israel was carried off into captivity, the Babylonians released Jeremiah, and showed him great kindness, allowing Jeremiah to choose the place of his residence, according to a Babylonian edict.

Do these verses from Jeremiah Chapter Five ring true today? Whose side are you on, God’s or Satan’s? When God drained the swamp, the Jews did not have their own country for 2,535 years.

1 “Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem,
look around and consider,
search through her squares.
If you can find but one person
who deals honestly and seeks the truth,
I will forgive this city.
2 Although they say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’
still they are swearing falsely.”
3 Lord, do not your eyes look for truth?
You struck them, but they felt no pain;
you crushed them, but they refused correction.
They made their faces harder than stone
and refused to repent.
4 I thought, “These are only the poor;
they are foolish,
for they do not know the way of the Lord,
the requirements of their God.
5 So I will go to the leaders
and speak to them;
surely they know the way of the Lord,
the requirements of their God.”
But with one accord they too had broken off the yoke
and torn off the bonds.
6 Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them,
a wolf from the desert will ravage them,
a leopard will lie in wait near their towns
to tear to pieces any who venture out,
for their rebellion is great
and their backslidings many.
7 “Why should I forgive you?
Your children have forsaken me
and sworn by gods that are not gods.
I supplied all their needs,
yet they committed adultery
and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.
8 They are well-fed, lusty stallions,
each neighing for another man’s wife.
9 Should I not punish them for this?”
declares the Lord.
“Should I not avenge myself
on such a nation as this?
10 “Go through her vineyards and ravage them,
but do not destroy them completely.
Strip off her branches,
for these people do not belong to the Lord.
11 The people of Israel and the people of Judah
have been utterly unfaithful to me,”
declares the Lord.
12 They have lied about the Lord;
they said, “He will do nothing!
No harm will come to us;
we will never see sword or famine.
13 The prophets are but wind
and the word is not in them;
so let what they say be done to them.”
14 Therefore this is what the Lord God Almighty says:

“Because the people have spoken these words,
I will make my words in your mouth a fire
and these people the wood it consumes.
15 People of Israel,” declares the Lord,
“I am bringing a distant nation against you—
an ancient and enduring nation,
a people whose language you do not know,
whose speech you do not understand.
16 Their quivers are like an open grave;
all of them are mighty warriors.
17 They will devour your harvests and food,
devour your sons and daughters;
they will devour your flocks and herds,
devour your vines and fig trees.
With the sword they will destroy
the fortified cities in which you trust.
18 “Yet even in those days,” declares the Lord, “I will not destroy you completely. 19 And when the people ask, ‘Why has the Lord our God done all this to us?’ you will tell them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your own land, so now you will serve foreigners in a land not your own.’

20 “Announce this to the descendants of Jacob
and proclaim it in Judah:
21 Hear this, you foolish and senseless people,
who have eyes but do not see,
who have ears but do not hear:
22 Should you not fear me?” declares the Lord.
“Should you not tremble in my presence?
I made the sand a boundary for the sea,
an everlasting barrier it cannot cross.
The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail;
they may roar, but they cannot cross it.
23 But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts;
they have turned aside and gone away.
24 They do not say to themselves,
‘Let us fear the Lord our God,
who gives autumn and spring rains in season,
who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’
25 Your wrongdoings have kept these away;
your sins have deprived you of good.
26 “Among my people are the wicked
who lie in wait like men who snare birds
and like those who set traps to catch people.
27 Like cages full of birds,
their houses are full of deceit;
they have become rich and powerful
28 and have grown fat and sleek.
Their evil deeds have no limit;
they do not seek justice.
They do not promote the case of the fatherless;
they do not defend the just cause of the poor.
29 Should I not punish them for this?”
declares the Lord.
“Should I not avenge myself
on such a nation as this?
30 “A horrible and shocking thing
has happened in the land:
31 The prophets prophesy lies,
the priests rule by their own authority,
and my people love it this way.
But what will you do in the end?”
……………………

Maybe it’s time to use your eyes and ears?
God bless America

Henry Knox, You didn’t Build That

May 10, 2017

 

Thanks to Liberal Politicians, the NEA and our Godless Public School System, we have a generation of young people who struggle to take initiative and solve problems without adult help.

There is no doubt that technology is also to blame. You and I didn’t exactly have Google at our fingertips 24/7 when we were transitioning to adulthood.

The problem goes deeper though…our culture has completely lost touch with our shared traditions as Americans. We’ve lost a sense of what becoming an adult entails.

Our colleges and government programs are letting our children and grandchildren down by coddling them rather than teaching responsibility.

Less than half of college students graduate.

And 1/3 of 18-to-34 year-olds still live with their parents.

Americans freak out if they can’t keep their adult children on their healthcare insurance until they’re 26. By 26 I had an enlisted four year Air Force Tour behind me, had become an Air Force Officer. I was married, a private pilot, had been an analyst at the National Security Agency and was on my way to becoming a Jet Fighter Pilot.

I graduated from college without one dime from my parents, without a student loan or any debt of any kind.

I had some kind of job beginning when I was ten years old. I picked up rocks, caught chickens, worked as a lifeguard, worked for Western Electric, worked for General Motors, was an All District High School Basketball Player, VP of FBLA, wrote a column for the school newspaper, explored caves for Civil Defense, was an Explorer Scout, a Fire Martial and went to New York and DC on my Senior Trip. I had spent 15 months on the northern tip of Japan. Then I turned 27.

I know people who would starve to death in a super market if they didn’t have a can opener.

Are you teaching your kids to be dependent? That they can’t build anything themselves? That they are doomed without government telling them what to think and what to do?

Would your child be helpless without a smartphone or boom box? How long would Junior survive on Utah Beach or Mount Suribachi?

On November 17, 1775 – Henry Knox was appointed to the rank of Colonel by George Washington. Knox was 25.

From December 5, 1775 to January 24, 1776, Colonel Knox led an Expedition to transfer 59 cannon (sixty tons – 120,000 lbs) captured by Ethan Allen, and move the British cannon over 300 miles from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston for the fortification of Dorchester Heights forcing the evacuation of Boston by the British. His force brought the cannon by ox-drawn sled south along the west bank of the Hudson River from Fort Ticonderoga to Albany where he crossed the Hudson, continued east through the Berkshires and finally to Boston. The route was frozen and ice covered.

This was considered the greatest feat of logistics during the Revolutionary War.

Before Henry Knox was 26, he was promoted to Brigadier General and Chief of Artillery for the Continental Army.

Knox had been on his own since he was 12 years old and his father died. He was an apprentice bookbinder at Wharton & Bowes in the Cornhill section of Boston.

Knox read and became a self-taught skilled engineer and military tactician. He learned to speak French as well.

At the age of 18, Knox joined an artillery company known as “The Train”

At 19, while returning from a friend’s home in Charlestown, Knox happened upon on King Street in front of the Customs House at the Boston Massacre, where 5 colonists were killed. This changed Henry’s life forever.

When Henry turned 21, he opened his own bookstore called the London Book Store. At 22, Henry formed the Boston Grenadier Corps under Captain Joseph Peirce.

At the age of 24, Henry married Lucy Flucker.

Henry was a volunteer in the patriot army at the Battle of Bunker Hill under General Ward.

After the Red Coat’s were rousted out of Lexington and Concord, they destroyed Henry’s Boston Book Store making Henry and Lucy homeless during the Revolutionary War.

At the end of the War it was Henry’s idea to start a Veterans organization. George Washington became the first President of America’s first Veterans Organization. Six years later, George Washington became The First President of the United States and our Founding Father. Henry Knox became one of his four Cabinet Members as the First Secretary of War.

Maybe examples like this are the reasons young Americans are not taught History? Henry Knox didn’t get a participation trophy.