Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, July 4, 2015

When Did the Fourth of July Become Another Military Holiday?

My husband had the radio in the car turned on yesterday, and it was more adoration of all things military. We already have Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, and now they're taking over July 4th. It's every other month the media and the small towns that listen to that same media constantly that pump soldier worship in our face.

Am I against soldiers? No, but you have to admit, it's starting to get pretty creepy. It's like Imperial Rome or one of those scenes from a totalitarian dictatorship where the public is forced to watch the military parades of power down the street. I am for National Guard and the original intent of men fighting for their homes when they are under imminent attack. I am for the Swiss style militia system where every citizen is trained to defend their country in an organized fashion. The United States once had a similar system, but given our massive size, it was deemed that the National Guard system was more efficient. In the long run, it has separated the masses from their part in defense of country and allowed a massive military-industrial complex to take over.

A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.”
 --James Madison, Speech in Constitutional Convention, June 29, 1787


It's almost as if the media would have us believe that the Founding Fathers and all their warnings about central banking and standing armies never existed. They'd prefer that you'd never think about the fact that such a small percentage of the colonial population overthrew the British Imperial Army. Don't think about how kids can't ride bikes or go to the playground without having a CPS investigation opened up on them - freedom! 
Don't think about how you can't go buy a car with cash without the risk of being pulled over and having it all civil forfeitured away with no evidence of wrongdoing -freedom!
Don't think about how we pay more taxes than ever before to make some people exceedingly wealthy -- freedom!
Don't think about all those things, just wave the flag and be happy as the tanks rolls down the street. 

Happy Fourth, I guess.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Coach Dave Sets the Kent Hovind Record Straight

I've been confused about what Kent Hovind was actually accused with. Here Coach Dave Daubenmire puts in plain English. Currently, he is in jail for structuring and is on trial for mail fraud for not hand carrying his court appeals to the court (because he's in jail). He is also charged with contempt for continuing to appeal. He was within his legal rights to do both these things. There are no charges right now for tax issues or anything like that.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Where Isis Came From

In my forays through the Churchianity websites, I find that many are afraid of Isis. No doubt it is a brutal collection of the craziest thugs Islam has to offer. But where did this group come from and how are they so fantastically armed? You'd think with a multi-billion dollar military and intelligence network, the US government would have more of an explanation than the shrugged shoulders and exasperated pleas for military contracts and sweet, sweet free money funding and military action.

Here is Ben Swann, investigative reporter extraordinaire, explaining how Isis came to be.




I think if someone took time to track down all these funny sounding names, we could probably cross-reference a lot of them to CIA training camps and the like. I'm really getting tired of our churches telling us how evil Isis is, but then not acknowledging, caring, researching where these people are actually coming from. They won't because East Asia has always been at war with Oceana, don't you know? Come on, the antichrist has got to get us all organized before he can make his final moves. But the USA could never, ever be apart of that because: Jesus, apple pie, kittens!!! Oh say can you see....

The lie falls apart when people know the truth; the Truth sets you free, etc.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dealing with Dyslexia

Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive dyslexia post. This is broad brush look at what homeschooling with a special need (such as not being able to read) affects your life.

Background: My husband and I are extremely academic people. Straight A's, technical, scientific degree-holders, early readers, and self-professing nerds. We met on the school bus to math team competition, and found we both knew Rush Limbaugh's call-in number by heart. Get the picture?

My oldest daughter learned to read at five. I didn't want her going to kindergarten and getting screwed up with whole language, so I thought teaching her phonics before she went would head all that off at the pass. She learned to read without much effort on my part. When I pulled her out of school a couple of years later, I thought homeschooling would be a breeze. Teach them to read, then they'll teach themselves everything else. Simple. Easy Peasy.

Unless, your kid cannot read no matter what you do. I mean no matter WHAT you do.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Took Voice of Martyrs off the Sidebar

This is kind of old news, but I'm trying to honor the request of Richard and Sabrina Wurmbrand's son, Michael who claims that the organization that his father founded has been 'jacked by unscrupulous persons.

I used to get the newsletter and thought it represented a sound organization. That was in my more naive days. It is public knowledge that when the police opened up a child molestation case against the president of VOM, Tom White, he proceeded to OD on prescription meds and alcohol at VOM headquarters. A suicide note was found in his car. The VP of the organization has a history of embezzlement. Michael wrote a letter to Lighthouse Trails, a great discernment ministry, detailing the shenanigans he's witnessed inside the organization that his parents founded.

Here are some of Michael Wurmbrand's issues with VOM:

Donors should be aware that:
*  Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) spent $28 million dollars — not on the mission field but to build its own headquarter thus in economic times difficult for us all, encouraging construction in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA, a town of only about 32,000. To my knowledge, the previous headquarters of VOM in the same town cost in the neighborhood of about $90,000! To read more, [click here]. The present chairman of VOM is a former mayor of Bartlesville and was part of the city leadership.
Voice of the Martyrs headquarters in Bartlesville, OK
* This was done in secret, until the buildings were erected. Neither I nor the donors were told of such grandiose projects. It is hard to believe this could be done, but correspondence I display on the web (see link below), should convince you. I worked with VOM from Los Angeles, California, USA and never was part of the VOM board of directors. The donors only saw money spent for projects, and they trusted that the word “projects” referred to missionary work, like helping widows of Christians killed in Nigeria!
* A repeated offender 3rd degree felon, who as of 2013 was STILL UNDER A-10-YEARS CONVICTION SENTENCE AS AN EMBEZZLER was named the Voice of the Martyrs Vice President. Tens of thousands of dollars out of contributions for supposed missionary work were extended as a loan to him to pay back some of what he stole and escape parole supervision. To read more on this convicted felon, [click here or here].
*All of the above occurred while, at the same time, without any reasons proffered, they sent a termination of employment letter to me, Richard Wurmbrand’s son, who founded the mission, four days only after I asked for an independent investigation of the expenses and travels of the suicidal and suspected pedophile past chairman of VOM, USA.
* Voice of the Martyrs had agreed reluctantly in 2001 to help about 100 believers who were imprisoned 5-10 years for their faith in communist prisons in Romania, currently destitute in their 80s and 90s, with less than $1 (yes, one dollar) a month. As outrageous as it sounds, considering tens of millions of dollars solicited from you, it is documented. It was raised in the following year to the value of about 2 tanks of gas/month worth of help only because I wrote feet of email messages and renounced a total of over $100,000 of my salary over four years (I accepted being paid only $500/month!) just so these Christian martyrs would be helped. To read more on the “VOM claims of pretended lack of money,” [click here].
*A fundraiser for VOM was promised to be paid a percentage or cut of the funds he raised! We are far indeed from charitable actions through which one sacrifices for the interests of others.
Check out the whole article at Lighthouse Trails, Perilous times are indeed here.

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