Charleston Victims offer Forgiveness…

June 19th, 2015

‘I forgive you’: Tearful relatives of Charleston victims confront ‘killer’ in court with heart-wrenching speeches of Christian FORGIVENESS – as he adopts a vacant, remorseless stare………….

Relatives of the victims gunned down in the South Carolina church massacre told the killer that they forgive him in heart-wrenching statements during his first court appearance today.

‘I forgive you!’ the daughter of Ethel Lance told Dylann Roof through tears as he appeared via video link at the Charleston court on Friday afternoon. ‘You took something really precious from me. I will never talk to her ever again, I will never be able to hold her ever again but I forgive you!

‘You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people but God forgives you. And I forgive you.’

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With the deepest respect to the families of the lost loved ones I share another view………..

Forgive? NOT YET. In due time………..

You’re Dead, I’m Healing
By Dennis Prager:

Within hours of the massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech University, the president of the university issued his first statement on the evil that had just engulfed the college campus and concluded with this:

“We’re making plans for a convocation tomorrow at noon in Cassell Coliseum for the university to come together to begin the healing process from this terrible tragedy.”

I believe that this early healing talk is both foolish and immoral.

It is foolish because one does not speak about healing the same day (or week or perhaps even month) that one is traumatized — especially by evil. One must be allowed time for anger and grief. To speak of healing and “closure” before one goes through those other emotions is to speak not of healing but of suppression.

Not to allow people time to experience their natural, and noble, instincts to feel rage and grief actually deprives them of the ability to heal in the long run. After all, if there is no rage and grief, what is there to heal from?

The Jewish tradition, still observed even by non-Orthodox Jews, is to sit “shiva” (seven) days and do nothing but mourn and receive visitors after the death of an immediate relative. One does not have to be a religious Jew or even a Jew to appreciate this ancient wisdom.

Personally, I don’t want to heal now. I want to feel rage at the monster who slaughtered all those young innocent people at Virginia Tech. And I want to grieve over those innocents’ deaths.

This whole notion of instant healing (like its twin, instant forgiveness) is also morally wrong.
First, it is narcissistic. It focuses on me and my pain, not on the murderer and the murdered.
And why is it always referred to as a “tragedy”? Virginia Tech wasn’t hit by a cyclone. That would be a tragedy. This was evil. Call it that.

Anger is anger.

Anger, my friends, is a natural and indispensable emotion.

It is not right nor wrong; it is not healthy nor unhealthy.
It is how anger is expressed that makes it healthy or unhealthy.

Feeling anger is poles apart from expressing anger.

Healthy anger is not violent.

It isn’t used to intimidate, control, manipulate or punish another human being.

But what it can be ..is.. expressed, talked and moved through.
Healthy anger is not stuffed down or overlooked either.

By repressing feelings and “stuffing them down”, it becomes out of the question to eventually work through feelings or ever move past them.

“Personally, I don’t want to heal now. I want to feel rage at the monster (though I know he suffered in his life…) who slaughtered all those young innocent people in Charleston, South Carolina. And I want to grieve over those innocents’ deaths.”

………More than fair enough.

Dearest Families and Friends of the wounded and taken.
I wish there was something I could do to to console, comfort, soothe, provide solace, or allay your unending sorrow or grief.

I know they’re only words, but words are all I have to try to take some of your heartache away.

May your beautiful memories of them, and their personal strengths and special qualities be a source of comfort to you all.

I will hold you all dearly in my thoughts and prayers.

Texas Firefighter Responds to Call…and Saves his Own Family

June 11th, 2015

While the Libs are gagging us with alleged ‘heroes’ of people who have no earthly idea what gender they even are..

Comes along a true hero………..

A Texas volunteer firefighter responded to a head-on collision, only to discover his wife and son had been in the mangled car.

Aaron Van Riper’s family was in a head-on crash with an oncoming pickup truck near Riverside, Texas on Saturday…

“It’s my family. My wife was laying there on the ground. [By] the look of the car, I don’t know how either one of them lived. There was nothing left of that car,” said Van Riper, the assistant fire chief…

Van Riper’s wife, Amber, suffered a broken pelvis — fractured in five places — and their 7-year-old son suffered a broken leg and arm..
Amber was ejected from the car in the crash, while their son was still pinned inside.

“Once I saw my son … I started going into a little bit of a panic mode,”..

Aaron’s training and skills paid off and his wife and son were transported by helicopter to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.
Amber was in surgery for nine hours on Sunday. “She gave a thumbs-up to the doctor, but that’s the first time she showed signs of anything,” Aaron added.

Amber and her son are both expected to temporarily be in wheelchairs while they recover from their injuries..

Yes my sweet friends, years have blown passed since I worked down at Ground Zero. And while I welcomed the unforeseen honor to become the eyes for the masses, I never forgot for a moment that I was on hallowed and sacred ground.

One of a myriad of blessings was my good fortune to get to work side by side with the rescue and recovery teams in New York City.

Of all those I worked with, however,(they all displayed fierce dedication), FDNY impressed me most.

I observed nightly, as our Firemen looked for their missing sons and brothers through the rubble.

I attended one too many wakes with empty coffins.
I was there when civilians were found. The Firemen were just as loving, gentle and thorough as if the victim were their own relative, tucking the flag around them as they carried them in their loving arms.

They worked day and night down at what we called “The Pit.” The magnitude of that empty, giant hole well exceeds beyond the 17 acres of land.

It was simply incomprehensible to our senses.

FDNY.
It’s who they are. That is why they didn’t think twice about dashing and tearing into the burning Twin Towers to try and rescue people they did not even know.

Love and more love to my friends in the FDNY who are still slowly and painsakingly recovering from the appalling loss of friends and family inflicted on Sept.11.


Aaron Van Riper- You are truly the hero of your own life story. You paid the price. May you now and forever secure your blessings. God speed.

Make them an Offer they Can’t Refuse

May 29th, 2015


Don Corleone is coming to Jerusalem

Jerusalem Film Festival’s closing event will feature outdoor screening of ‘The Godfather’ in front of Old City walls with live symphonic orchestra.

The Israeli audience is about to get “an offer it can’t refuse,” as Don Corleone would say.

One of the most famous and popular cinema classics in history, “The Godfather,” is coming to Jerusalem in a way Israelis have never seen before: On a huge screen at the Sultan’s Pool, in front of the Old City walls, with a live symphonic orchestra which will play the immortal music of Italian composer Giovanni “Nino” Rota.

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“The Godfather” is the first part of Francis Ford Coppola’s successful trilogy, which changed the crime film genre for good. The 1972 film stars Marlon Brando, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Vito Andolini Corleone (referred to as “Godfather” or “Don Corleone”).

The film will be screened as part of the closing event of the Jerusalem Film Festival, which will take place on a Saturday evening on July 18 in front of an audience of thousands of people.

OK friends..what are your favorite quotes from the flick? Whaddya mean you never saw it??!!!lol

Who wants to go to Jerusalem for the viewing? Heck. I’ll bring the popcorn. heh.

Memorial Day 2015

May 22nd, 2015

They fought for our precious Freedom of Speech..
Yet we get scared and stay Silent.

They fought for our precious Constitution..
while most of own children haven’t a clue about it.

They fought and died to offer us Freedom of the Press…
as our very own media aids and abets our sworn enemies.

They fought to offer us a government which serves the people…while our fellow citizens vote for a terrorist enabler, Dictator wanna be.

I apologize to the memory of all the soldiers and their sacrifices……

I promise I will
never give up the good fight.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Bless them and bless you all Sweet Friends.

Thank you for your service and may God bless you George.
You are not forgotten.

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If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.

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While we still have some freedom left, spend time with your precious loved ones my friends and fire up that grill!

Here’s my plans~! woot!

I barbecue, therefore I am.
What are your plans my friends?

Darius Rucker Gives Veteran a free House :-)

May 14th, 2015

Howzabout some inspiring news for a change my friends?

Singer Darius Rucker has presented the keys to a free house to a veteran from his native South Carolina.

The singer is giving away 11 homes while on tour this summer.

Branham is a Charleston, South Carolina, native who served 15 months in Iraq in the Army. While wounded by improvised explosive devices, he drove his vehicle to rescue nine fellow soldiers from a gas attack.

Singer Darius Rucker presents a vet with keys to a free house

Here’s Darius in all his glory!

Remember Hootie and the Blowfish? heh

He’s all country now my friends. Enjoy~!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas! :-) (hint hint?)

May 8th, 2015

Being a mom is the hardest job of all, and it’s tough to find a Mother’s Day gift that will reflect your appreciation. What it comes down to is how much thought you put into the gift. So what are you gonna get your best cheerleader?

Thrifty Ideas that won’t break the bank. heh.

Homemade Potpourri

Create a natural air freshener for your mom by making a bowl of potpourri with a carefully picked blend that caters to her preferences.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries>

If your mom has a sweet tooth,(hint hint) this is the perfect gift for her. Melt some chocolate, and dip strawberries into the mixture. Place them on a baking tray, and cool it in the fridge.
(p.s. You can always cheat and eat these yourself)

Scrabble Coasters
Give this set of Scrabble coasters (or any other theme) that spell out the word “love” to the Scrabble-lover in your life.

Hand Cream
Hand cream should be in every woman’s beauty arsenal.

DIY Bath Salt
Bath salts are such an easy yet practical (and beautiful) present to make. Not to mention, it’s budget friendly, and you can get all the ingredients at the supermarket!

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Buy Her Groceries

Moms definitely love and appreciate practical gifts. If you know your mom well, buy her groceries before she makes her regular trip to the supermarket. Or, ask her for her grocery list, and tell her you’ll be making the trip for her as a Mother’s Day present. If you like, you can slip in a surprise, such as a card.

Clean Up
Tell your mom to take the day off, and clean her residence until it looks like it’s brand-spanking new! Mop, scrub, and polish until you can see your reflection on the surfaces.
Organize her items if necessary, and if you’re ambitious, you can attempt to color-code her closet!
(Warning: Do not attempt to touch my closet..grr! ha)

Homemade Eye Mask
When traveling or simply at the end of a crazy workday, a soothing eye mask is just the thing to relax Mom’s worries away. And making one for her is also a great way to repurpose an old shirt.

Gold Spray-Painted Jars
Breathe new life into pasta and condiment jars with the help of gold spray paint.

DIY Tea Bags
Make these cute tea bags with a special blend of customized tea to show your love.

Wanna get me something?..ha

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MY DEAR FRIENDS!

It was once said:
“The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.” ha

Conservatives:)

April 30th, 2015

In light of and in spite of our descent into the ObamaNation, a.k.a. Marxism and soft tyranny……………….

To all genuine Conservatives who are struggling to remain guardians of our precious Constitution, despite being beseiged and under attack by our fellow Americans and media.

We understand profoundly why the framers of this one of a kind, prized document specifically called for limited government.

Limited as in limited.

Why?
Because, unlike the pseudo-compassionate Leftards, who want BIGGG government to institute arbitrary rules and regs..They actually believed in maximizing individual liberty.

Individual liberty.
Y’all do remember that, don’t you?

Yet Conservatives are the ones labelled uncompromising, and of course – heartless extremists.
Izlamo Nazis who murder and maim worldwide never warrant such vitriol.

To all of you who wrestle daily to secure our steadily slipping away liberty.
You know who you are.

You resist succumbing to the sinister, gutless promise of BIG government-provided security.
You treasure family, believe in hard work, traditional values and God.

This battle is a call to action like no other.

Here’s to all of you.

You cherish the United States of America as we have known it, and are not quite ready to kiss it …………goodbye.

I salute you.
Cheers.
Steady on sweet friends.

Hope is the only real tonic.

Happy Passover and Blessed Easter!!

April 3rd, 2015

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At the stroke of midnight …..G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, who were mercilessly enslaving the Israelites.
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The Good Lord spared the Children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name: Passover. (Get it?) daydream

Pharaoh virtually chased his former slaves out of the land.

The Israelites left in such a mad rush that the bread they baked did not have time to rise.
They began their trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as a People.

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So what’s the matzah all about?

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The characteristic of leavened dough is that it rises and swells, symbolizing pride and conceit.

Matzah, on the other hand, is thin and flat, signifying meekness and humility.

Freedom and humility sweet friends, are the essence of the holiday.

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
(William Temple)

Stay humble sweet friends.

And just remember…..when IzlamoNazis wail about their so called “rights”…..

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
(Abraham Lincoln)

Soooooooo, Who’s comin to Seder dinner? chef

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Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s non-fattening!

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, sweet friends.

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Blessed Easter!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

When was the last time I’ve heard from you? Well, I just want you to know that I miss you so much. How I’d wish that you would talk to me again. I love you.

Sender: GOD.

Make your favorite flavored Easter sweetbread.wiz

Hollow it out in a bowl-like shape.
Toss in a cheese mixture, using yummy ricotta cheese.
Sprinkle spices such as cinnamon and raisins.
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Dig in!

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Spring Fever ?

March 20th, 2015

There’s something in the air my sweet friends.

Birds are chirping, flowers are blossoming and budding, the crack of a bat, a deep line drive………
It’s a time for new beginnings, spring cleaning…….perhaps a budding romance.?

There’s an illness that has been documented by poets for centuries. Its symptoms include a flushed face, increased heart rate, appetite loss, restlessness and daydreaming. It’s spring fever, that wonderfully amorphous disease we all recognize come April and May.
Fact or Fiction?: ‘Spring Fever’ Is a Real Phenomenon
..Clearly, there are marked correlations between moods, behavior and the lengthening days of spring……..

Ah…….
The New York City forecast for the next cupla days:
Winds gusting past 20 mph and colder, 6 inches of snow! …breezy and BRRR!…ccccold.

They’re expecting a bit of a N’orEaster!…egads!

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So, the question is my sweet friends…

Can ya still have Spring Fever in the middle of a N’orEaster?..lol

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Israel Creates Twitter Technology!

March 12th, 2015


New Israeli app brings live video to Twitter

Meerkat by Israeli technology company Life on Air, was originally a side project but has caused a massive stir since its release.

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Meerkat allows Twitter users to stream video of themselves or their surroundings to their followers with just the touch of a button. How does it work? You download the app to your iPhone and begin filming a video clip. At the same time, your Twitter account will automatically post a Tweet with a special link.

“There are plenty of live video technologies that put out amazing products that will stream something happening in beautiful quality from the most remote place on Earth; however our goal is to bring live video, as a medium, to everyone in the most consumable and engaging way.”

Israeli technology to reach every Facebook user:

The popular social network recently launched a new application allowing the owners of any type of cellular phone with Internet access – even the simplest ones – to easily access their Facebook account.

Israelis bring Facebook to any cellphone

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Facebook: Love it or hate it…Israel has done it again.goodvibes

For those of Y’all keeping track…

Can you believe THIS?

Israel the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world’s population, can lay claim to the following:

* The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working in the Israeli branch of Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.
* Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.
* Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirely designed, developed and produced in Israel.

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* The Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most likely made in Israel
* Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
* Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel
* The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

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* Israel ‘s $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined .

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* Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.
* According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry’s most impenetrable flight security. US officials now look (finally) to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.
* Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.

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* Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin – 109 per 10,000 people — as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.
* In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the U.S. (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).

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* With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world — apart from the Silicon Valley, U.S.
* Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the U.S.
* Outside the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.

* Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East.
* The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.
* On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups.
* Twenty-four per cent of Israel’s workforce holds university degrees, ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland and 12 per cent hold advanced degrees.

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* Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.
* In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews (Operation Solomon) at Risk in Ethiopia, to safety in Israel.
* When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world’s second elected female leader in modern times.

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* When the U. S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day — and saved three victims from the rubble.
* Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship — and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 – in the world.

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* Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity. (Hundreds of thousands from the former Soviet Union)
* Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as “conflict free.”
* Israel has the world’s second highest per capita of new books.

* Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, made more remarkable because this was achieved in an area considered mainly desert.
* Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.
* Medicine… Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

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* An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in U. S. hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment mistakes.
* Israel’s Given Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, cancer and digestive disorders .
* Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with heart failure. The new device is synchronized with the camera helps doctors diagnose heart’s mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.
* Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U. S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.

* A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the Clear Light device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct — all without damaging surrounding skin or tissue.
* An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in southern California’s Mojave desert.

* All the above while engaged in regular wars with an implacable enemy that seeks its destruction, and an economy continuously under strain by having to spend more per capita on its own protection than any other county on earth.

Israel’s Amazing Accomplishments in 60 Years

Can y’all say………………
Boooooooooooooooyeahhhhhhhhhhhh!

Geez. Any ahem..’accomplishments’ forthcoming from the Izlamic hellholes in the M.E.?..Hmmmmmmm.Oh yea…this>>>

Remember:

“If the enemy is in range, so are you.”

WE WILL NOT SUBMIT.