Saturday, April 5, 2014


Source: CP World The Christian Post
Vladimir Putin Vows to Defend Christianity Worldwide
President Vladimir Putin greets Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, left,
as Israel's Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, center, and Russian Orthodox
Patriarch Alexy II, right, look on at a world summit of religious
leaders in Moscow. Vladimir Putin urged religious leaders meeting
here to counter what he said were efforts to set Christians
and Muslims against each other, warning that a potential clash
of civilizations could bring disaster.

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin this week of the urgent situation Christians are facing around the world in persecution hot spots, and has asked him to use his power to aid their situations.
RT online reported that Metropolitan Hilarion, foreign relation chief of the Russian Orthodox Church presented evidence and statistics that stated, "Every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the word."
Christians face persecution in many nations; from church demolition in Afghanistan and bombings of churches in Iraq, to the violence against Christians taking place in rebellious towns in Syria.
After delivering the facts, Metropolitan Hilarion asked Putin to make protection and defense of Christianity around the globe a major part of his foreign policy.
And, as reported by Interfax, Putin replied, "You needn't have any doubt that that's the way it will be," assuring Hilarion that Russian foreign policy would defend Christians from persecution abroad.
Putin's recent actions seem to confirm his promise. Last week, Putin vetoed a U.N. motion calling for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to step down. Syrian Christians received this as good news. Assad is of the Alawite sect of Islam. Alawites and Christians are both religious minorities in Syria. Syrian Christians feel that sharing this minority status means Assad will provide them with protection. A Syrian Christian woman even told The Global Post, "Thank God for Russia. Without Russia we are doomed."
Putin has long been a supporter of Christianity and Christian values within Russia. He has called for the Church to play a larger role in citizens' social lives, better religion classes in schools, and television programs emphasizing religious values.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dr Jane and the greatful chimp... (get out the kleenex)

80 Years on a Journey of Hope
“I am hoping that for my 80th birthday this year, we can raise enough money to give chimpanzees the freedom to live in their new forest island home” -Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
Video Source YouTube - Story Source Trending Monkey
What This Chimp Does to Thank Her Rescuer Moved Me to Tears. This is Definitely Worth Watching!
I was incredibly moved by this video. Wounda is a chimpanzee who came back from the dead. When she regained her health she was released back into the forest by Jane Goodall. You have to watch what happens at 3:00. It is so powerful!

The rescue work that Jane and her Institute does is so incredible. Jane is hoping for her 80th birthday in 2014 that she can release many more chimps like Wounda back into the wild. For more information on her sanctuary and the work visit Jane Goodall Institute of Canada website.
Don’t forget to share with your friends and family.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Finishing Last Isn't So Bad

I don’t know when it was that I first heard the question, “What do you call a doctor who
graduated at the bottom of his class?”  Of course the quick thinkers among us had the obvious answer, “Doctor.”   Then there was a similar question about the officer who graduated from West Point, “How does a soldier reply to an officer who graduated last in his class?”  Without hesitation, “Sir!” or “Yes, sir!”

Well I hadn’t thought about this one regarding sports figures.  What do you call the guy who comes in last?   You could include the professional baseball player with the worst batting average in the league or the entire football team that took the bottom position in the season’s end of year standings.  For most of us sitting on the sidelines we should come up with the obvious answer, “Rich!”  Maybe not super rich, like Bill Gates, but rich nonetheless.  Most of us would agree that anyone who makes it to the major leagues (or PGA, NFL, NBA) is a whole lot better off financially than us peons who cheer them on from afar.

If you’re interested in a more wordy dissertation on this subject, while researching something completely unrelated to this subject I ran across the following:
Life In TheLast Lane: What's It's Like To Be 'That Guy' In Last Place
Here’s an excerpt:
The fact that this man also made a better living than 99% of the world was intriguing. When you're the worst player in a real professional sport, you're still better off than most people. Here he is, the worst in the PGA, and making at least a million dollars.
Enjoy.  ~ Norman E. Hooben

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The North Korean Threat...high tech drones!

In other news...

Florida school lunchroom supervisor shows mean side

Source: CBS KDKA Ch2 Pittsburg
Fla. 5-Year-Old Told ‘It’s Not Good’ To Pray By School Employee
by Alyssa Marsico
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio1020 KDKA) – A 5-year-old bows her head at lunch to say Grace before she eats may be considered cute and heartwarming by some.
That was not the case for a student in Florida.
The young girl was told by a school lunchroom supervisor that her actions were wrong.
The girl’s father, Marcos Perez, is outraged to the point where he is considering homeschooling his child. full story here
Ref:"The young girl was told by a school lunchroom supervisor that her actions were wrong." By whose standards?  There will always be a conflict with 'Right vs Wrong' it all depends on which side of the fence you're on. I think its wrong to chop your head off for disagreeing with me...not so over on the Muslim side of the fence...they think its great. When the child was bowing her head in prayer she was on her own side of the fence...the school lunchroom supervisor was trespassing! ~ Norman E. Hooben

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Six Taliban Meet Their Maker With One Shot ~ There was a pause on the radio and the sniper said, ‘I think I’ve just shot a suicide bomber.’

New York Post
Shot of the century kills six Taliban fighters with one bullet
by Bob Fredericks
A British sniper, similar to the soldiers shown here, took out six Taliban fighters with a single shot when he
struck an insurgent’s suicide vest. Photo: Reuters
A single amazing shot from a British marksman’s rifle killed a suicide bomber in Afghanistan – and five of his fellow terrorists as they were about to launch a bloody attack.
The British sniper – firing from an amazing 930 yards away – shot the trigger switch of the suicide bomber’s lethal vest, killing the attacker and the five others in the ensuing blast, The Telegraph reported.
“The guy was wearing a vest. He was identified by the sniper moving down a tree line and
coming up over a ditch, He had a shawl on. It rose up and the sniper saw he had a machine gun,” said Lt. Col. Richard Slack.
“They were in contact and he was moving to a firing position. The sniper engaged him and the guy exploded. There was a pause on the radio and the sniper said, ‘I think I’ve just shot a suicide bomber.’ The rest of them were killed in the blast.”
The unidentified 20-year-old soldier, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards – the oldest regiment in the the British Regular Army in continuous active service – was credited with stopping a potentially devastating attack by the Taliban in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan.
British forces later found a second suicide vest packed with 40 pounds of explosives nearby.
The incredible feat of marksmanship happened last December but was only recently disclosed to the public.
The sniper, who was using the British army’s most powerful sniper weapon, the L115A3 gun, had previously managed to kill a Taliban machine-gunner from 1,465 yards away with his first shot on the tour of duty.
The incident was revealed as British forces are gradually decreasing their presence in Helmand province, handing over security to the Afghan armed forces.

Not About Guns

Monday, March 31, 2014

I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years. ~ President Lyndon B. Johnson

LBJ: I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.
Written by Allen West on March 20, 2014 
President Lyndon B. Johnson
On March 20, 1854 the Republican Party was established in Ripon, Wisconsin. Referred to as the GOP or Grand Old Party, it established for one reason: to break the chains of slavery and ensure the unalienable rights endowed by the Creator of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would be for all Americans.
The Republican Party was created to achieve individual freedom. Then, as now, the antagonist to the Republican party has been the Democrats, the party of collective subjugation and individual enslavement — then physical, now economic.
The first black members of the US House and Senate were Republicans. The first civil rights legislation came from Republicans. Democrats gave us the KKK, Jim Crow, lynchings, poll taxes, literacy tests, and failed policies like the “Great Society.”
Republican President Eisenhower ordered troops to enforce school desegregation. Republican Senator Everett Dirksen enabled the 1964 civil rights legislation to pass, in opposition to Democrat Senators Robert Byrd (KKK Grand Wizard) and Al Gore, Sr.
As a matter of fact, it was Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson who stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs.
Yep, and who are the real racists? So far, thanks to a Republican Party that is ignorant of its own history and gave up on the black community, Democrats have 50 of those 200 years under their belt.
The problem with today’s Republican Party is that it has forgotten its own history and raison d’ etre: individual liberty. The Party must come to realize that GOP also stands for “Growth, Opportunity, Prosperity” and articulate how it stands, as its history and founding clearly demonstrate, for the individual pursuit of happiness as opposed to the progressive socialist (Democrat) lie of a collective guarantee of happiness.
So, happy 160th birthday to my Party, the Republican Party. I am a strong Conservative and I hope Republicans recommit to those fundamental principles which established this Party — the historical antithesis of the Democrats. Do I agree with every Republican on everything? Not always, but I doggone ain’t about to join up with the other liberal socialist rascals. And I do have a word of caution to my fellow Republicans, (wo)man up, or go the way of the Whigs.

Note: Its important to note that all the recent Democrat Presidents from FDR to the present (sorry Clinton lovers, ole Billy Boy is one of the greatest decievers of all time) have favored programs that literally bought the black vote by encouraging dependency on government handouts.  Further, not a one of these presidents was a God fearing man...a description once highly revered; they all preached a good sermon (especially Jimmy Carter) but never practiced what they preached. When's the last time Bill Clinton went to church after he left the White House?  Never (except for high profile funeral services).  One might think from listening to these hypocrits that they were/are patriotic Americans looking out for America's best interest and not a one of them has ever done one good thing for the country.  Whenever the economy is looking good they sure know how to twist a story that makes them look responsible for the desired outcome and yet every policy they have instituted resulted in failure...not to mention the increased debt imposed upon the country at large.
Another ability these politic elite have is they can capture the hearts and minds of voters that would never read this far into anything longer than two other words, all the dumb people they successfully dumbed down with their education policies. ~ Norman E. Hooben
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Police Catch and Release ... Hey, if it takes more than 90 minutes to ID this child rapist, we'll just let 'em go.

Story courtesy RickyStokesNews
Accused Child Rapist from Troy New York Caught in Florida, Then Released
Posted by: Matt Boster
Pinellas Park police say authorities in Troy, N.Y., contacted
them regarding 25-year-old Jesse Sawyer Jr., who is accused
of raping three young children and then posing in pictures with
them earlier this month. (Photo courtesy BigJohn )
The alleged child rapist police have been hunting for more than a week was captured in
Florida overnight, only to be released by police there a short time later.
Police in Troy received a tip late Thursday night that Jesse Sawyer Jr. was spotted in Pinellas Park, Florida. They alerted the authorities there, who found Sawyer in the parking lot of a church-run shelter.

Sawyer is accused of raping three little girls -- one age 6 and the others each age 5. He's also accused of taking pictures of the encounters.

The case came to light when a woman discovered the graphic photos and reported them to Troy police.  The local authorities enlisted the aid of the FBI to try to track Sawyer down.

The Pinellas Park police took Sawyer into custody, but released him 90 minutes later when they were unable to confirm the federal warrant issued for him.

Troy police say their counterparts in Pinellas Park did receive confirmation of the warrant a short time after letting him go. They say that when the police there tried to apprehend him a second time, he escaped through a window.

Sawyer remains on the loose
With the assistance of a church program that helps the homeless in Pinellas County, Sawyer turned himself. ....Full story here
Have you ever taken a mud bath?  I mean a real mud bath!