Donald Trump at the Annex 

Let the rally’s and protesting began. We are braving it in the parking lot.

These people. Smh!

 

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Orlando Mass Murder

 

(A friend shared this with me, and I thought it was too interesting not to share.)

 

~Regarding the Mass Murder In Orlando~

A part points to the events in Orlando, where a Muslim went into a Gay nightclub and engaged in mass murder.
The interesting thing is that I have yet to hear a single person give the correct reason for why he did it.

So, let me ask the right question:
Why did Omar Mateen shoot up that nightclub?

The answer:
Because he had to.

Until the world understands Islam, they will never understand why Muslims engage in violence for the cause of Islam. In fact, it took me a while to figure it out, several years after I had arrived in Israel. After having spent a decade and a half in the Middle East, I think that I now understand it better than most. It doesn’t mean that I’m smart or have better eyesight. It just means that I can provide you with eye-witness accounts of the truth.
I was there.

If I lie to you, I will be judged by God for it.

That should be enough for you to trust my attempt at honesty. What should also help, is that I take nothing that happens in the Middle East at face value. I always consider the events and environments that have led to the events and environments that we see now.
The light dawned on me one day, after a terrorist attack in Israel. A young suicide bomber had blown himself up, murdering lots of Israeli civilians… and, HIS MOTHER WAS CELEBRATING!
I was completely astounded.
How could a mother celebrate the death of her son?
Then, someone explained it to me.

First: Islam provides only a works-based salvation

Under Islam, you will not go to heaven unless your good works outweigh your bad. And, that means from the moment you were born, until now. And, that includes your works from BEFORE you became a Muslim.
If you have too many ‘bad deeds’, you are in serious trouble when you die, according to Islam.

Second: The only Islamic way out of that mess

But, Islam provides an interesting way out of this dilemma. If your bad deeds outweigh your good ones, then the only thing that you can do to make it to heaven, is to die in ‘defense of Islam’. If you die fighting for Islam, then all of you bad deeds are wiped clean and you get to go to heaven, no questions asked.

Third: You bring your family and friends with you

Then, there’s the reason why that mother was celebrating the death of her son. Under Islam, if you die fighting for Islam, you get to choose 72 people to go with you to heaven, no matter what THEY might have done. No questions asked. Straight to heaven.
THAT is why the mother was celebrating. She was going to heaven.
That’s certainly worth celebrating, right?

Fourth: If you can’t quit sinning…

The deepest reason of all, I believe, also lies in the inability of Islam to change the hearts of Muslims. This Omar Mateen was gay and drank alcohol. He was trying to get away from it, but couldn’t. So, the only thing that he could do to get away from these demons that plagued his life was to die in defense of Islam.
It was the only way out for him.

This is one of the reasons why so many drug addicts, homosexuals, thieves, etc. often become suicide bombers. It’s the only way to clean the slate for them. Do a statistical analysis of all the suicide bombers out there. You’ll see what I mean.
This is not to say that all suicide bombers have a criminal past. But, it provides an explanation of events that no one is talking about, or wants to talk about.
Those of you who have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior… YOU understand that God can… and WILL …change your heart and free you from sin. I am so sorry that these suicide terrorists don’t realize that and turn to death as the answer.

An Example For Why We Need To Look Deeply

Furthermore, it’s an example of the need to look more deeply into the reasons for why things are happening. Too many people are looking at the surface and drawing their conclusions there.
That’s how the media is deceiving so many people. They only show you the surface, and never show you why things are happening the way that they are happening.
It’s not enough to see WHAT is happening.

 

 

~More food for thought…

The left gets mad at Christians who don’t support gay marriage.

But don’t get mad at Muslims who kill off a bunch of gays in a nightclub.
Why is this?
~You need to ask WHY.

 

 

My new phone case

I just bought a anti-radiation iphone case on ebay..

It’s handmade from Bamboo.

I really do not know that bamboo can block out radiation…Do you?

But it will make me feel better knowing that I am trying to protect myself.

The news just said last week that there has been a huge increase in breast cancer in young women..The study claimed that it was due to ladies carrying their smartphones in their bras.

I have several friends that do this.  😳

 

 

 

As we age….

Disclaimer: This is not a Christian based post.

Resent studies have found, that a husband who supplies his wife with designer bags and shoes, have a much less chance of divorce.
Apparently, they are a more happier couple.
Women feel special and loved, not wanting to look elsewhere, and men flirt less with other women, because “Happy Wife, Happy Life!”

This is NOT my opinion, this is what I caught at the end of a news segment earlier. I thought it was, well, interesting.

I suppose it’s the same as saying, if a man ‘Gets It’ Morning, Noon, and night..he will be happy and never look elsewhere.

However, I  still recall the news story of, Billy Joel, cheating on Christie Brinkley!?
I will never buy into any of this..*shaking head no*
I remember as a teen hearing about them, and thinking…WHAT?!

I wish they mentioned the women’s ages that they surveyed. I have found that women in their 20’s and early 30’s, are very different from women in their late 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Regarding what they want in a relationship.  I guess I shouldn’t blanket statement ALL women, but generally speaking, using my past friendships, and myself for example..When I was in my 20’s, I was just looking for an fun adventure. Not to be mistaken for a ‘good time’…but more of..What type of guy can take me everywhere?

Gifts were also very important to me, as they made me feel loved, because that was my moms love language She was never around, but would always  leave me presents. I’d wake up and find them on my nightstand. Get home from school and have one on my bed..Get stuff in the mail all the time. You get the idea.

I did take this somewhat with me into adulthood…So I may have fit into this study back in my younger years. Many of my girlfriends also followed suit.

That shared, in the past 8-10 years,  I’ve really changed, as do most people.

There is something different that happens to you between age 30 and 40. Not just for women, either. Men too! They change, drastically.

You think differently about life and people. You become more accepting. You pick and choose your battles more wisely. You mature.  You change in certain areas, yet realize things that use to be important to you, simply fall to the back burner.

And things that were important to you, that you placed on the back burner long ago, suddenly take center stage.

It is somewhat confusing, yet liberating at the same time.

Then you have men… who mature a whole lot slower,  then women.

They spend their teen years and 20’s..looking for a ‘Good Time’..not too be confused with, ‘Adventure’.
They want a pretty girlfriend or wife. AND a good time!
I have always said, that a boy does not fully become a MAN, until he reaches his 30’s. He then has had his fun, spent all his earnings on boy toys, and is now looking for genuine love.

If a man is in his 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s and has not grown up yet, and is still the same guy he was in his 20’s, then he has issues….More issues then, “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R’ Us Kid..sorta issues.

I had this conversation with my mother a while back.

She’s  60, and has been married twice, and has had several long term relationships.

She said that when she married my father, she was looking for security and a way to leave home.

THIS happens many times in overly religious families.

I know many young ladies who have fallen prey to this…and are now just miserable.

My mom was 17 when she married. She told me, had she waited just ten more years, which was when she divorced my father..At age 27, she would have never married him. She was young, and clueless. (Her words.) Then she dated a much younger man, who was not looking to be in a long term relationship. And like most men in there 20’s, he did not want an already made family..So after 4 years, he broke it off with her. She was so heartbroken..I still remember passing her the tissue box for all those tears.

Then she married someone the polar opposite of my father, and found out that it was a different kind of worst. And boy was it!!

That is when she started dating ‘older men’.

She said they have already been around the block, and know what works and what doesn’t, regarding women. They are very seasoned! They will treat you like they treat their mothers.. I have always said, that the way a man treats his momma, is the way he will treat you. I tell my daughters this all the time…

Getting back to my own mother, who like I said, is now 60…She is currently dating her best friend, of four years. He treats her like no man has ever treated her, she said.

He has ten years on her, I think. A widower.

They have no plans to ever marry, because they are more full-filled in having each others friendship, then moving in together, or getting married and everything that goes along with that.

They are truly a delight to be around, and very happy.

It has to do with age, in my opinion.

 

My father whom I love deeply, is still in his 20’s, relationship wise… He has never had a good relationship, and most likely never will.

He has always needed to have the prettiest girl on his arm…and nothing more. He has always placed way too much emphasis on looks, and still gets on my case, with the phrase, “If the barn needs painting, Painter up Michelle! ”

So anyways….Interesting topic, huh?

Crime follows me around…

I was channel surfing earlier and came across the movie “A Cry for Help- The Tracey Thurman Story” I’ve seen this movie many times, and each time it makes me cry.  It is an older movie about
domestic violence, for those who have never seen it.  It was a true story that  happened in the same small town where I lived, extremely close by in fact.  This was back in Torrington Connecticut. They filmed the movie in Texas though, I’m not sure why.
 
Thinking about that story, got me thinking about a different story.. The Molly Bish story. She was a teen girl who was a lifeguard at a lake in Warren Massachusetts..Warren was a very small town where we use to live. In fact, one of the suspects the police had with her disappearance was my next door neighbor. I remember the day so clearly..I was baby sitting this 9 year old boy. We (DH and I, and our two oldest  kids lived there.) It was an apartment complex.  I would sit with this little boy while his mother was at work several times a week. One day he came over and told me that he didn’t like his mothers new boyfriend that just moved in with them..I asked him why, and he said that he didn’t know yet. His mom was at work that day and the boyfriend was supposed to be watching the boy, but the boy came over to our apartment and said that his moms BF left and went to the local lake instead. Less the 48 hours later, the police were at my door asking questions and taking statements. Later that evening, at about 1am, I woke up to music playing in the parking lot, and went over and looked out the window. I saw this guy  cleaning his car with a lantern, and even repainting it!  At 1am! It was the strangest thing. The next day the police were back asking everyone in the complex more questions. I told them about the guy painting his car and cleaning it at 1am….but it was too late, the guy had took off with the car sometime in the middle of the night.
We don’t know what ever became of the boyfriend because the following week we had moved..and 3 years later, we saw on the news, that the girls body was found. No arrests were ever made.
 

 

Pray for these children

Please pray for the 230+ children, some as young as 7, that were taken to safety after the police in Europe brought down a huge pedophile operation. :’o(

Apparently, this was a 3 year investigation, which obviously went on way too long. *sigh* It started with a online site where child molesters could exchange videos and pictures of children being abused.  The site had over 70,000 members from all over the world, including the US. There has been nearly 200 arrests so far, with 5 of them being here in the USA, Georgia and Connecticut. Their ages were between 19-84!!

This was said to be the largest forum of its kind, but we would be nieve to think there are not hundeds, if not thousands more just like it on the web today. Not to mention all the pedophiles walking around your home towns, just waiting for their own opportunity to take groom your kids. We need to teach our children as soon as they are old enough to talk, not only about strangers, but about people that they know and may trust.

Personally, I’d rather have my children be on full time guard, and not so trusting/friendly with people, then to have them fall prey to a sexual predator.

High Fructose Corn Syrup may change its name

I just came across something very intresting. Something everyone should be aware of.

 

The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten up its image
with a new name: corn sugar.

The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes
as Americans’ concerns about health and obesity have sent consumption
of high fructose corn syrup to a 20-year low.

The group plans to apply Tuesday (the 14th of September) to the Food and Drug Administration(FDA)
to get “corn sugar” approved as an alternative name for food labels.

Approval could take two years, but that’s not stopping the industry
from using the term now in advertising. There’s a new online marketing
campaign at http://www.cornsugar.com and on television. Two new
commercials try to alleviate shopper confusion, showing people who say
they now understand that “whether it’s corn sugar or cane sugar, your
body can’t tell the difference. Sugar is sugar.”

Renaming products has succeeded before. For example, low eurcic acid
rapeseed oil became much more popular after becoming “canola oil” in
1988.
Prunes tried to shed a stodgy image by becoming “dried plums” in
2000.

The new name would help people understand the sweetener, used most
notably in soft drinks but also in bread, cereal and other foods, and
distance it from connections to obesity, said Audrae Erickson,
president of the Washington-based group.

Some scientists have linked consumption of full-calorie soda — the
vast majority of which is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup —
to obesity.

But white sugar and high fructose corn syrup are nutritionally the same, and
there’s no evidence that the sweetener is any worse for the body than
sugar, said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for
Science in the Public Interest. The bottom line is people should
consume less of all sugars, Jacobson said.

“Soda pop sweetened with sugar is every bit as conducive to obesity as
soda pop sweetened with high fructose corn syrup,” he said.

The American Medical Association says there’s not enough evidence yet
to restrict the use of high fructose corn syrup, although it wants
more research.

Still, Americans increasingly are blaming high fructose corn syrup and
avoiding it. First lady Michelle Obama has said she doesn’t want her
daughters eating it.

“Many companies are responding by removing it from their products. Last
month, Sara Lee switched to sugar in two of its breads. Gatorade,
Snapple and Hunt’s Ketchup very publicly switched to sugar in the past
two years.

The average American ate 35.7 pounds of high fructose corn syrup last
year
, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s down 21
percent from 45.4 pounds 10 years before.

Cane and beet sugar, meanwhile, have hovered around 44 pounds per
person per year since the mid-1980s, after falling rapidly in the
1970s when high fructose corn syrup — a cheaper alternative to sugar
— gained favor with soft drink makers.

With sales falling in the U.S., the industry is growing in emerging
markets like Mexico and revenue has been steady at $3 billion to $4
billion a year, said Credit Suisse senior analyst Robert Moskow. There
are five manufacturers in the U.S.: Archer Daniels Midland Inc., Corn
Products International, Cargill, Roquette America, and Tate & Lyle.

Corn refiners say their new name better describes the sweetener.

“The name ‘corn sugar’ more accurately reflects the source of the food
(corn), identifies the basic nature of the food (a sugar), and
discloses the food’s function (a sweetener),” the petition said.

Will shoppers swallow the new name?

The public is skeptical, so the move will be met with criticism, said
Tim Calkins, a marketing professor at Kellogg School of Management at
Northwestern University.

“This isn’t all that much different from any of the negative brands
trying to embrace new brand names,” he said, adding the change is
similar to what ValuJet — whose name was tarnished by a deadly crash
in 1996 — did when it bought AirTran’s fleet and took on its name.

“They’re not saying this is a healthy vitamin, or health product,” he
said. “They’re just trying to move away from the negative
associations.”

 

~~~~~~A   Pharmacist told me today:

High Fructose Corn Syrup is deadly to the pancreas.  The body simply cannot process it.  I avoid anything with corn syrup, HF Corn Syrup, it is more addictive than cocaine.  This is the reason why the relabeling and re-education of the masses is being done.  This stuff is addictive, and the consumer keeps coming back for more.

 

Eating across the world

 

1.Germany – $500 a week for food
germany

2.North Carolina, USA – $341.98 a week for food
north-carolina

3.Japan – $317.25 a week for food

japan

4.Italy – $260 a week for food

italy

5.Great Britain – $253 a week for food

great-britain

6.Kuwait – $221.45 a week for food

kuwait

7.Mexico – $189.09 a week for food

mexico

8.California, USA – $160 a week for food – Apparently it’s cheaper to eat on the West Coast of the U.S.A than the East Coast. See North Carolina above.

california

9.Beijing, China – $155.06 a week for food

beijing-china

poland

10. Above: Poland – $151 a week for food

11.Egypt – $68.53 a week for food

egypt

12.Mongolia – $40 a week for food

mongolia

13.Ecuador – $31.55 a week for food

ecuador

14.Bhutan – $5 a week for food

bhutan

15.Breidjing Camp – $1.23 a week for food!!! {Sudanese refugees in Chad}
breidjing-camp1

10 Crazy ideas that made them Millions

I was reading a MSN news report today that focused on the 10 most money making millions with crazy ideas. It was so neat to read about some of these things. Here is the list.

1.CROCS-was invented in the late 1990s by three pals from Boulder, Colo. On a sailing trip in Florida, the trio became intrigued by the commercial possibilities of a comfortable spa shoe. They eventually acquired the shoe’s maker, a Quebec company called Foam Creations, to secure the rights to the foam resin called Croslite, responsible for shoe’s squishy, form-fitting sole. Crocs executives wisely played up the shoe’s ugly factor in ad campaigns. Annual sales reached $350 million by 2006, the year the company went public. (Yes, all 7 of us have Crocs. I buy them at the Crocs website when they have their sales.) My husband even has a pair of their rain boots.

2.Pet Rock-Invented by Gary Dahl who was  38 years old at the time (I clearly remember the day my mother took my brother and I to get our glow in the dark Pet Rocks. They were 2.99 each on sale. They were brite blue! lol)

3.DOT.COM-Invented by Tony Hsieh, who sold it to Amazon for $888 million dollars

(This obviously was a brillant invention. Between my husband and I, we have a dozen DOT.com websites that we host.)

4.FarmVille– game was  developed by the  Zynga Game Network. There are 80 million registered users. (I will not say too much about Farmville, As I have already blogged about it a couple weeks ago on my FaceBook, Nay or Yay Post.) I read that it has made several couple file for divorce in the past year though. That speaks volumes.

5.Zappos– is a billion-dollar company with customer service characteristic of a mom-and-pop shop. Shoe buyers respond favorably to the company’s no-hassle return policy and its offering of hard-to-find styles and sizes. But what really sets Zappos apart is that it has figured out how to insert human contact into the normally chilly void of Internet shopping.

(I have never heard of this company before today. Sounds good though.)

6.Twitter-that is worth One Billion right now. 750 Tweets go out per second around the world.  There are 100 million registered users at the moment. Who has the most Tweet follows? Ashton Kutcher! (I do Twitter several times a week.) I could live without it though.

7. Roomba– a robotic vacuum cleaner sold by its creator, iRobot (IRBT), that automatically navigates a living space and its obstacles while sucking up dirt and debris from the floor. (I remember when this came out. I would see the informercial on TV and think how crazy this was. My question is–does this do a good job? If anyone reading has one, Please share! )

8.Virtual Products– Real money is being spent on nonexistent goods!! $90 on average , per person was spent.. Global revenue from all virtual-goods transactions last year(2009) was estimated at $10 billion. This company was created by Second Life. (WOW! This may be the craziest of them all. Buying things that you do not actually own. I do know people who buy virtual pets. They claim it is easier then having the read deal…Hmmmm? lol)

9.Amazon.com-In 1994, when a financial analyst named Jeff Bezos hatched the idea of selling stuff over the Internet, the idea of building a store in cyberspace was fairly radical. Time magazine named Bezos its Person of the Year in 1999, five years after he founded Amazon.com Amazon has 65 million users each month! (I do not think it will be going anywhere soon. I use Amazon several times a year. I buy books, sometimes food.

10.FedEX-were sown in 1965 in a report written for an economics class by Yale University student Fred Smith. Smith outlined an overnight air-freight system for time-sensitive shipments such as medicines, computer parts and electronics. Smith later said he couldn’t recall the grade given to his paper, but he guessed it was his “usual gentlemanly C” (.pdf file). Regardless of the impression it made on his professor, Smith said that he knew the idea was profound. Smith launched his overnight delivery service in 1973 with just seven packages for the first night’s run. The young executive looked for cash anywhere he could find it, at one point high-tailing it to Las Vegas to play the blackjack tables and wiring his $27,000 in winnings to FedEx so it could meet a payroll. (I have only used FedEX twice in my life, thus far.)

So there you have it. I think the craziest one, is the virtual products. Then the Roomba Vacuume comes in as a close second. Anyone else?

The Tibbe Line

For many, hanging clothes outside to dry is a real pain in the rear. They are heavy in that basket, trying to muti-task with clothes pins becomes a drag…Bringing them in, before that rain store is iffy….But no more!!!

Have you seen the Tibbe Line yet? It is super easy, and it fits right over your clothes line. Hanging 21 items in just 3 feet of space. You can even use it inside your house, or on an RV. You can hang everything up on the hangers before you even go outside. If there is a store coming, not a problem!! They are already on hangers and you can just take them down quickly.

This is so neat!