LET U.S. PRAY- A SOLDIERS PRAYER

A SOLDIERS PRAYER:

PLEASE GOD….Grant them courage,when times are bleak.

Grant them strength, when they feel weak.

Grant them comfort, when they feel all alone.

And most of all, God, PLEASE BRING THEM ALL HOME.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET……………………..Contact your Congressmen/women and tell them to let people know our military are still fighting a WAR ON TERROR. All is not peaceful.

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DID YOU ALL KNOW WE HAVE 10,000 SOLDIERS IN IRAQ FIGHTING  ISIS and LORD KNOWS HOW MANY IN AFGHANISTAN ALL FIGHTING THE WAR ON TERROR THAT OBAMA REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE.

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JERUSELEM OBITUARIES 33AD

CALVARY

Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate.  The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham was a member of the house of David.  He was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother.  Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by His mother Mary, His faithful Apostles, numerous disciples, and many other followers.

Jesus was self educated and spent most of his adult life working as a Teacher.  Jesus also occasionally worked as a Medical Doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients.  Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor.

Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father’s Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind.  On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which He foretold His death.

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate,  a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb.  Roman soldiers were put on guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

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OVER 200,000 DOCTORS QUIT HEALTHCARE EXCHANGES

FROM NEWSMAX:by Kathryn McKenzie:   WILL THE LAST DOCTOR TO LEAVE PLEASE TURN OFF THE LIGHTS?

That could be the headline for a new report that says medical professionals are exiting Obamacare insurance plans in droves.  According to a medical practice trade group, as many as 214,500 doctors will not participate in Affordable Care Act exchange plans in the coming year.  A survey by the Medical Group Management Asso. indicates physicians are opting out for TWO REASONS:  first, concern over low reimbursement rates, and second, a fear they will not be paid at all for some cases if they accept insurance provided by the exchanges.

Part of the problem involves the way the exchanges are regulated.  In March 2012, the Dept. of Health and Human Services set forth the procedures to be followed if patients with an exchange plan stop paying their premiums.  In the private healthcare market, people lose coverage as soon as they miss a premium.

But exchange plans are required to provide their members with a 90-day “grace period” to pay up.  In theory, a patient could join an exchange plan, stop paying the premium, receive extensive medical care, and escape paying completely.  And if the patient doesn’t pay up, the doctor who provided the service could get stiffed.

And by some estimates, for every dollar a private plan pays for a service, Medicare pays $0.80.  The Obamacare exchanges, by comparison, pay about $0.60.  If more physicians and hospitals decline to accept insurance issued through the exchanges, patients may begin to have trouble finding a nearby doctor.

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This hit me close to home the other day, just as I was reading this article.  My Doctor says she is “retiring” in April.  She will then be open to her patients that want to see her on a cash basis.   I will continue to see her, pay cash, and submit my bills to Medicare, but that would not be possible if for some reason I need to see her often. She said that Obamacare is making it just too expensive and complicated to continue as she is.

I have heard that we have a doctor shortage in this country already. Obamacare payments to doctors don’t even pay enough to pay for the nurse that checks a person in. I don’t see that this is going to work very well, or give people even mediocre care.  Contact your Congressmen/women, Obamacare needs to be done away with, or some drastic improvements made.

THE PROBLEM OF BIG by Jim DeMint, Pres. Heritage Foundation (former U.S.Sen.)

This is an excerpt from DeMint’s new book FALLING IN LOVE WITH AMERICA AGAIN.

THE PROBLEM OF BIG:  SO LONG AS THERE ARE ONLY TWO WAYS TO GET AHEAD–the legitimate way, which leads to earned success, and the illegitimate way, which leads to unearned success or, if things go wrong, to jail–the system of freedom and responsibility we call democratic-capitalism works very well.

As a rule, people who make good choices (who work hard, play by the rules, and live within their means) succeed, and people who make bad choices (who don’t work hard, don’t play by the rules, and live beyond their means) fail.

This goes for institutions large and small, and for people powerful and weak. The rules for all of us start with the law and, ultimately, the U.S.Constitution.

ONE OF THE PROBLEMS OF BIG–A BIG IS AN ORGANIZATION that has reached such a size that its continued existence and success is no longer contingent upon its quality of service; this dubious distinction finds its highest manifestation in our BLOATED GOVERNMENT-IS THAT IT CREATES A THIRD OPTION: neither obeying the rules nor breaking the rules, but changing the rules as you go.  That’s what happens in CRONYISM, which is in effect legal cheating. EMPHASIS ON THE LEGAL.

That is one of the most frustrating aspects of the crisis of BIG. Most of the time there is no crime to prosecute.  The institutions change the rules, so what would have been cheating, and what many people see as cheating, is actually blessed by the state.  The transactions of CRONY CAPITALISM–campaign contributions on the one side, policy changes on the other–are all perfectly legal.

This is why so much of the CRITICISM OF SPECIAL INTERESTS AS SUCH IS INCOMPLETE, OR EVEN MISDIRECTED.  Attacking special interests for accepting government favors is like criticizing a four-year-old for eating ice cream for breakfast.  The proper targets of criticism are NOT THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE BAD POLICY, BUT THOSE IN CHARGE WHO ACQUIESCE TO THEIR REQUESTS–THE GOVERNMENT agencies that provide the favors; the parents who allow their kids to eat whatever they want.

WHEN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CHANGE POLICIES TO BENEFIT SPECIAL INTERESTS, the responsibility for the “CHEATIN” lies with THE OFFICIALS, NOT THE SPECIAL INTERESTS.  They, after all, are only playing by the rules the government sets.  AS LONG AS THE POLITICIANS EFFECTIVELY PUT THE RULES OF THE GAME UP FOR SALE, IT’S HARD TO FAULT PEOPLE FOR TRYING TO BUY OR RENT THEM.

DESPITE ALL THE PROMISES you hear from politicians, BIG GOVERNMENT DOES NOT REALLY HELP THE LITTLE GUY.  Big government FOSTERS BIG BUSINESS,BIG UNION, AND BIG COSTS TO TAXPAYERS.  Big government and its big partners ROB INDIVIDUALS AND OUR NATION OF FREEDOM, OPPORTUNITY AND PROSPERITY.

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I am assuming hopefully that DeMint has some suggestions for correcting this problem of Big Government corruption.  It seems to me that he has “hit the nail on the head” as far as the problem goes, BIG special interests, BIG corporations, BIG unions, would get no where if it were not for a corrupt BIG government, and corrupt POLITICIANS.

To me, it seems we must insist that the new congressmen/women refuse to take part in the corruption, and somehow get the word out of who is corrupt.  But then, if people in different states are getting what they want, will they care?  I believe the government and congress reflect the morals of many in America.  If that is the case, we, as Americans, must change our attitudes, and let our congress know we expect the same of them. This will mean that some towns and cities and people won’t get special treatment either.

But we can’t have it both ways. WE DO NOT ASK FOR FAVORS FROM OUR CONGRESSMEN. WE INSIST THEY TREAT EVERY STATE EQUALLY AND FAIRLY. NO SPECIAL INTERESTS FOR OUR TOWNS TRAIDED IN A BILL FOR SOMETHING ELSE.  EVERYONE MUST BE WILLING TO ACT HONORABLY OR NOTHING WILL CHANGE.  Your thoughts??????

DARK WINTER: HOW THE SUN IS CAUSING A 30 YEAR COLD SPELL

check it out: MY FACE BOOK PAGE HAS MORE ON THIS:  Mrs. American Patriot, check it out and Like…..

In the 1970’s, yes there is a history of climate change, they were worried that it was getting colder. Probably authors and speakers made a lot of money telling everyone that it was going to get very cold and we would all have to move south unless we did something about changing the environment.  Yes, Environmentalists were scaring everyone then also.  Well, they stopped putting whatever it was in spray cans and whatever it was near the sun changed to the point that now whatever hole was or wasn’t there has changed too much.  I could look this all up, but the point is, 50 years later they are scaring everyone because the climate is getting warmer, maybe. Some scientists say it hasn’t gotten any warmer for the last 7 years. Depends on who you listen too.

We know the climate changes because New England and Canada were covered by glaciers 7,000 or was it 17,000 years ago.  I’ll let you all check it out if you want.  The fact is I wouldn’t be sitting here typing if the globe hadn’t been getting warmer, of and on, over the last several thousand years.  As a matter of fact, they believe the Indians came across the ice from the other side of the world before there was a sea there, Talk about global warming.

Why the panic now?  I am sure there were polar bears, seals, etc. in this area, or other cold weather animals that are now extinct, when these glaciers melted.   In my opinion, some people now think they are so smart that they should change the Natural Order of the Universe.  In other words, they want to stop the natural adjustment of animals and people that have been going on since people first walked the earth.

Second, Global warming is now a great money maker.  Scientist have proved that no matter what we people do the climate is still going to change.  I agree that we need to clean up as much pollution as realistic, clean up our garbage and take care of what God gave us, but perhaps the climate changes, warm, cold, warm, helps keep the earth clean and working the way the Creator planned.  I say all this to introduce this book:

DARK WINTER, HOW THE SUN IS CAUSING A 30-YEAR COLD SPELL BY John L. Casey, basically he says that Global warming came to an end in 2007 when the earth began a 3-decade cooling period.  Casey is a noted climatologist and former NASA advisor. He says top scientists already know that the sun has gone into a solar minimum, a phenomena that effect the earth about every 200 years.In DARK WINTER, Casey says this fact will lead to unprecedented cold winters across the glove. and he also predicts:

The End to Global Warming, the beginning of a “solar hibernation,” a historic reduction in the energy output of the Sun, A long-term drop in the Earth’s temperatures, High probability of record earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, Decades of dangerously cold weather.  Dr. Boris Komitov, a world renowned astronomer and geophysicist agrees.

You can get more information at http://www.Newsmax.com/coldspell, or buy the book or request it at your library.  You can believe this or not, I don’t care, but there is more than one opinion out there, and I am very tired of the global warming crowd, since it is going to change one way or another no mater how much they do or how much it costs us because of changes they make.

Let’s hope the cost of oil and gas stay low, and all the other energy efforts work also because we are going to need all the heat we can get.  Then there are the polar bears, seals, and Eskimos.  Will they be happy to see the ice stop melting?  The next 30 years will be interesting,  I wonder what the “experts” will say then?

AMAC-JOIN THEIR CONSERVATIVE ARMY AND CONTACT CONGRESS PERSONALLY

FIRST:  AMAC stands for: The Association of Mature American Citizens 50 and over.  HOWEVER, TO JOIN THIS ARMY TO CONTACT CONGRESS THEY WILL ACCEPT ANY AGE I WAS TOLD.

Did you know? AMAC is the conservative alternative to AARP.  I know many people in the last few years that have been fed up with AARP’s liberal policies and have wanted an alternative.  I joined AMAC 2 years ago.  They have all the advantages of AARP, discounts, insurance, etc. and they have a terrific monthly magazine that will keep you up to date on what is really happening in Washington and elsewhere.  I mention all this because AMAC is building an ARMY of conservative and responsible people to contact our Senate and House members when something comes up that needs our conservative and responsible input.  AMAC has over 1 million members at this time. I have been a member for 2 years.

“We have decided to create an army of AMAC activists who are willing to make phone calls directly to the Washington offices and to the local offices of all our Representatives. We have learned from prior experiences that letters, emails, and petitions seem to have little effect on influencing decision-makers. The AMAC Army will exert its power by contacting members of Congress directly, collectively making the AMAC voice heard. TO BE A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE, OR REPRESENTATIVES MUST FIRST HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE.”

“Now that the Republicans have taken control of both houses, we need you during the next two years to join us in our efforts to offer positive solutions to the problems we are faced with. For too long, the progressives have been allowed to bring our country to the brink of bankruptcy, threatening the financial stability of Social Security and Medicare even as the size of government has grown. Our military is at its lowest strength since World War II while our enemies have retaken ground that had been purchased for freedom with the blood of young American.”

“PLEASE JOIN OUR AARMY TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT TO PRESERVE OUR WAY OF LIFE.”……………………………………………………………………………..

To Join the AMAC Army now: Call now and speak to customer service and tell them you WANT TO JOIN THE AMAC ARMY. 888-262-2006.  If you want to join AMAC you can but I believe you can get on the army list to be notified when calls are needed by just giving them your information.  I was told that any age can join and you do not need to be over 50.  They will give you the information on who to call, the issue and what to say.  They will need your email address and your phone no.  Join and lets help this Congress get something done.

THE LEPER’S DESIRE

MEDITATION OF THE DAY:

ALAS, ALAS! UNTIL DAYBREAK, UNTIL THE RISING OF THE FRIGHTFUL SUN, SHELTERED UNDER HOPE’S HIGHEST PEAK, CIRCLES OVER THE ABYSS IN OUR TORN HANDS?  From down below, the dismal multitude is calling out to us with its neighing.  At the bottom of ourselves there is the refuse of thirty years, in full rot…The divine glance has settled upon us, so firm and yet so tender…: we must either break our bonds or die.

My dear boy:  I write this with the anguish of hope, shaken with sobs at the foot of the cross.  The only thing we have left by way of strength–and this one thing we have in abundance, lavished, squandered, thrown up with full hands–goes by the name of agony.  Do you get the picture?  I am the weakest of all, the most unstable, the most cowardly–a slave–and, if anyone, it’s I who shall have to crawl along the long, the very long road, with my sensitivity flayed alive, until I reach him! (by Georges Bernanos-(1948) was a renowned French author.

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ATTEND TO THE pleas of your people with heavenly care, O Lord, we pray, that they may see what must be done and gain strength to do what they have seen. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  from the Collect-of the Mass, Thursday, Jan.15.

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“We have become partners of Christ if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end.”  This truth is what moves the leper to beg before Jesus: “IF YOU WISH, YOU CAN MAKE ME CLEAN.” The leper recognizes in Christ his Maker–the beginning of his reality.  When we claim partnership with Christ in this way, Jesus is mover to pity. (Magnificat)