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​​​​60 Minutes


It's been said that 60 Minutes is America's TV magazine of professional journalism. On the other hand, Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics often says that journalism in America has been dead for the last 15 or so years. I have been a devoted fan of 60 Minutes for many years. It's one thing to question whether journalism in 60 Minutes still exists, but I know for sure what doesn't still exist--and that is the opinion letters from TV viewers. At the end of each show, 60 Minutes would read about 3 letters that commented on segments in a previous show. I would like to correct that omission by giving the opinions of at least one individual--namely me.


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November 28, 2021
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1) Hazing - College and Initiation Rites and Pranks
* Sam Martinez, a student of Washington State University, and a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity died on Nov. 11, 2018.
* He had one half gallon of rum (equal to 40 shots) in his blood stream, which is 5 times the legal limit.
* Linda was the investigator searching for the facts in his death.
* Members of the fraternity were uncooperative.
* The fraternity is a part of a corporation (National Fraternity) with a multi-million-dollar budget.
* The spokesman said that giving out the facts would be non effective and non beneficial.
* The fraternity blames Sam by saying, "Why was he drinking?"
* Date night - he brought a woman with him who was handcuffed to her while he was drinking vodka.
* Sam's mother and her concern for the rest of us: "I don't want to see any more men die."

Comments: 1) Peer pressure and peer approval are powerful forces in a young person's life. Everyone wants to belong to a greater family where he/she will feel love and support and is accepted. And they often turn to fraternities / sororities for that love and support. Sam Martinez's death shows that there must be some kind of law enforcement authority in attendance at these frat parties. My suggestion would be that a member of campus security in uniform or in plain clothes should mingle in with these young adults at the fraternities.
2) Young people are in a hurry to grow up into adults. They consider drinking and smoking as things that adults do. It's also the cool thing to do. When I was in college, there was talk of one guy drinking the other guy under the table. 

3) In the Star Trek The Next Generation episode, "Family," Capt. Jean Luc Picard's brother gave him a bottle of wine as a farewell present. He told Capt. Picard two things: (1) Don't drink it all at once; and (2) Don't drink alone. 

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2) Saving Mountain Guerillas
* Poachers want guerilla's hands, heads.
* Farmers want more land where the guerillas live.
* It costs $1500 for a tour to see guerillas per hour.
* Border guards are former poachers.
* All guerillas are numbered and known by name.
* Humans can learn to speak guerilla talk. There's one like a pig's snort that means, "We come in peace."
* Guerillas sometimes show aggressiveness to humans to show them who's boss.

Comment: The human population is increasing by the millions. It is unfortunate that very little of our wildlife will remain in several years.
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3) Rita Moreno
* From Puerto Rico.
* She is approaching her 90s.
* She is a winner of many awards and honors.
* She starred in West Side Story.
* Other actresses who worked with her admired her for her constant rehearsing.
* She had to endure racial slurs like "Spick."
* She also had to suffer from sexual harassments by powerful men.
* She was raped when she was 16.
* Most of the roles she played were those of a native girl.
* She was featured on the front cover of Life Magazine in 1954.
* She had a troubling relationship with Marlon Brando. He wanted her to get an abortion.
* She cried when she acted out a rape scene which painful memories she had been trying to bury.

Comment: I've read elsewhere that most, if not all, aspiring actresses must submit to their male superiors who demand sexual favors if they wish to reach stardom. This would explain why Hollywood and Broadway are to the Far Left on the political scale. They are anti-Christian, anti-American, and anti-Israel.
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4) Next Sunday - The High Fashion Modeling Industry

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November 21, 2021 
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1) Reimaging Police - an interview with Philip Anteba Golf - Yale social scientist.
* He says some conservatives believe taking money from the police force weakens a community's protection from criminals. He argues that taking money from the police force and giving to social programs to help the poor is a far better idea.
* He says not all of our police force need to be armed. There are non-violent crimes that can be responded to with unarmed policemen and women.
* He is in favor of instituting a "don't touch a suspect without a backup" policy.
* Police are retiring in large numbers because of all these restrictions. 

Comment 1) The police need to be prepared for anything in any given situation. A non-violent crime could suddenly become a violent crime.
Comment 2) Some of these liberal politicians who call for defunding the police and more police restrictions are the same ones who insist on receiving maxmium protection with armed body guards for themselves and high walls for their residences. 

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2) Supersonic - The return of the Supersonic Transport (SST) or, passenger airlines traveling faster than the speed of sound.
* In the early days of the Jet Age, testing was done in Oklahoma with Air Force jets that could travel at supersonic speed. The result was a clamor of complaints about the loud boom resulting from breaking the sound barrier. 
* Laws were soon passed in nearly all 50 states forbidding jets from flying faster than the speed of sound. Supersonic planes could only travel faster than sound over the ocean or over sparsely populated land area.
* Businessmen and scientists lament that today's passenger airlines take 51 hours to travel around the world, and that they cannot fly faster than 575 mph.
* A company called BOOM, along with United Airlines, is trying to design a passenger airliner that can fly faster than sound which will produce only a thump or thumps instead of booms. That plane is called the X-59.
* It should be ready for flight testing in the year 2059.  The engine for this plane hasn't even been built yet.

Comment 1) In this age of intercontinental ballistic missiles and astronauts traveling to the International Space Station, it's hard to believe that a supersonic passenger plane won't be ready until 38 years or more from now. Our astronauts are expected to return to the moon and land on Mars long before that. 

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3) Colingula's Garden 
* Colingula was the third emperor of the Roman Empire. He ruled from 37 AD to 41 AD.
* He lived a life of splendor and sexual depravity. 
* Any slight offense to this ruler would mean instant death.
* His own guards and his own people plotted against him and killed him when he was only 28 years old.
* The area where Colingula had his palace and gardens is now being built as an underground parking lot.
* Fragments of this garden are carefully collected, preserved, and pieced together.

Comment 1) Colingula was a great builder who created many marvelous things--for himself. For the poor, he didn't do much of anything for them. That is what Jesus said in Matthew 20:25, in which He said, "You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you.but let whoever will great among you, let him be your minister. And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant. For the Son of Man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
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4) Thanksgiving - A sweeter Thanksgiving.
* 60 Minutes says this year's Thanksgiving Day dinner should taste sweeter because COVID vaccinations and mask wearing have defeated COVID--so that lockdowns and social distancing are no longer necessary. Families will be allowed to come together.


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November 14, 2021
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1) Freight Expectations -
* Goods from Asia are not able to move from port to the markets.
* It use to take 2 days for a manufactured item to get to the market. Now it takes 9 days.
* 40% of goods coming from overseas goes through the port of Los Angeles.
* Cargo ships wait in port for weeks before unloading their goods.
* Huge profits are being made from all this bottlenecking. One observer said this is seeing "inflation first hand."
* Store houses are nearly empty when they are normally full.
* When goods and merchandise can't be moved, they are placed in storage; and a fee is charged for storage. One supplier said he lost over a million dollars because his goods were in storage rather than shipped to markets.

Comment 1: It was suggested that leaders of city government, businessmen, and union leaders get together to try to solve this mess. I wouldn't know where to begin. The Port of Los Angeles might learn something from the Port of New York City. Or maybe there is no solution. LA might be just as corrupt as NYC. The only additional problem it might have is the influence of Communist Red China with its vast reserves of currency and its determination to destroy our economy as well as our entire nation. With that thought in mind ---
Comment 2: We should never have recognized Communist Red China. They have taken our factories away and our jobs away. Much, if not most, of our manufactured products are made in Communist Red China. They are the most dangerous enemy the United States has faced in our history while at the same time they are probably our biggest trading partner. This is absolute insanity. They are arming themselves with nuclear weapons; they are using our most advanced technology against us; and now they are very bold in demanding the surrender of Taiwan. 

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2) Andrew Sullivan -
* A British man who became an American citizen.
* He is 58 years old.
* He lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
* He believes that we Americans have departed from the principles our Founding Fathers wanted us to be guided by - which are to reason, to argue, and to compromise.
* He says Conservatives are too sure of themselves. They don't compromise. 
* He says we need to get away from personalities like Donald Trump and instead follow our principles.
* He became employed by the Left-wing paper or magazine The New Republic. Five years later, he became its editor.
* He is gay and married his husband in 2007.
* He is also Catholic, but he doesn't find any contradiction between his religion which prohibits homosexuality and his gay life style. He said as a Catholic, he is truthful to himself.
* He is one of those who introduced the Bell Curve controversy which says that Blacks are intellectually inferior from birth. He said it's false, but we should discuss it anyway.
* He was banned from becoming a US citizen for 23 years because he has HIV.

Comment 1) Our Founding Fathers gave us the Declaration of Independence which says that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. They listed three of them: 1) Life, 2) Liberty, and 3) the pursuit of happiness. They also gave us the Constitution which, according to John Adams, was meant for a Christian society.

Comment 3) I do not wish to be considered anti-Catholic. After all, they believe that Jesus is the Son of God. They are strongly anti-abortion / pro-life. Their stated doctrine is that they are opposed to homosexuality. They believe Catholic men should marry Catholic women and raised good Catholic children. My relatives and many of my neighbors are Catholic. However, when I joined the Armstrong church, I learned that many Catholic teachings are against the Bible. Even though they are opposed to homosexuality, it is estimated that almost 30% of the Catholic priesthood is gay. They are also idol worshippers. They claim they do not worships statues of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph when they knee and pray before them. They claim they are really praying to those in heaven that those statues represent. One example of the double standard Catholics accept is a story one of the nuns told us at Holy Name of Jesus where I went to grammar school. A Catholic boy was praying to a crucifix that he had hanging on his wall. "He wasn't praying to the crucifix but to Jesus in Heaven which the crucifix represent," the nun said. Then the boy's Protestant grandmother came over for a visit. So the boy took the crucifix off the wall and put it in his dresser drawer. Now, when he said his prayers at night before he went to bed, he was praying to the wall. In the one case, the boy was praying to Jesus and not to the crucifix. In the other case without the crucifix, the boy was now praying to the wall and not to Jesus.

The Bible indicates that there is a direct relationship between idolatry and homosexuality. In Romans 1:23-27, we read, "...and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man (the Crucifix?), and to birds (the dove-the Holy Spirit?), and four-footed beasts (the Lamb of God?), and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts own hearts to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up to vile affections - for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet."

Comment 4) The Bell Curve was studied by my friend Don Roberts who use to belong to the Armstrong church. He said a lot of black babies don't receive proper nourishment after they are born. As a result, they grow up with a permanent mental handicap. I have also read that many blacks are anti-white, and they don't want to learn "white" education.

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3) The Get Back Sessions - The Beatles - An Interview with Peter Jackson
* He is from New Zealand.
* He has access to Apple Records, founded by The Beatles in 1969.
* One of the mistaken ideas is that Yoko Ono broke up The Beatles.
* The Beatles broke up 14 months after their last concert on the roof of Apple Studios.
* Billy Preston was a major influence in their music in their last years as a group.
* At times, the Beatles showed how energetic and talented they were. They composed 14 songs in only 22 days.

Comment 1: Yoko Ono may not have been responsible for the breakup of the Beatles, but she was sure responsible for the breakup of John & Cynthia Lennon's marriage. 
It was said on 60 Minutes about the Beatles that it's hard for people to live together for so many years. That may be true. The Rolling Stones seem to be the exception. Two members of the Beatles were said to be temperamental. There was a series of articles about the Beatles in the Buffalo News in the commentary section next to the editorial page. It is said that Paul told Ringo one time time, "Take your coat and get out of here." It is said of John Lennon that he used the F word in every sentence he spoke. He even told his son Julian one time, "I don't like the way you f----n laugh."
Comment 2: It is still my opinion that the former Beatles used other writer's music. I've read that one of the Moody Blues members gave Paul McCartney the song "Band On The Run," or some other song. Paul added a few notes to the song. Then he took credit for the whole song.  
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4) Next Week - The Reintroduction of Supersonic Passenger Planes - planes that can take us anywhere in the world in 5 hours.
Comment: Are we moving forwards or backwards? The SST is a big noise maker since it travels faster than the speed of sound. The sonic boom follows close behind the plane. It would cause quite a disturbance for the people on the ground. One solution might be for these planes to travel in space until they reach their destination. 


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November 7, 2021

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1) The Second Amendment Preservation Act -
* Gunowners are in favor of it because Pres. Joe Biden has called for the confiscation of their assault (M-16) rifles.
* Law enforcers (the sheriffs and the police) don't like it because it imposes a $50,000 fine on them for violating gunowners rights.
* Some citizens the police do not wish to see firearms with are those who have committed domestic violence.

Comment: It's hard to say who is right and who is wrong. What would our Founding Fathers have to say about private citizens owning machine guns that can kill dozens of people at a time? On the other hand, the first step in the establishment of a totalitarian state is for citizens to lose their right to bear arms.
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2) The Longest Running Spill - Caused by a hurricane that toppled an oil rig to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
* This leak has been spilling oil since 2004.
* Ways of recovering this spilled oil have been invented and tested.
* 800,000 gallons of spilled oil have been recovered so far.

Comment: Hopefully those who are responsible for the oil spill will do whatever they can to clean up the mess. God holds us responsible for taking care of the Earth. In Genesis, God gave Adam and Eve the responsibility to dress and keep the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 2:15) In the Book of Revelation, we read that God will "destroy them who destroy the Earth." (Revelation 11:18) From this verse, it seems more likely that mankind will continue to pollute the Earth more and more until its destruction.
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3) Carnegie Heroes - Andrew Carnegie, captain of the steel industry in the early 1900s, set aside a fund that is worth $100 million in today's money.
* A list of heroes is collected. Ten percent of these heroes are awarded money that is sometimes passed on to the 2nd and 3rd generation.
* Definition of a Hero: Someone who put his own life at risk to save the life of another. Heroes often say: "I did only what I had to do." And, "I didn't even think about it."
* The opposite of a hero is a psychopath who has no feelings.

Comment: Psychopaths come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. One neighbor I had was very proud of his front lawn. In the wintertime, he would shovel most of the snow from his driveway onto his neighbor's lawn. None of his snow would he shovel on his front lawn. In the summertime, he would make sure that the water from his roof would drain through his neighbor's yard, not through his yard. 
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4) An update on Ocean Clean Up - an environmental group started by Boyan Slat of The Netherlands. 
* So far, thousands of tons of garbage have been taken out of the oceans.  


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October 31, 2021

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1) Democracy Lost - Nicaragua
* Daniel Ortega is the ruling president of Nicaragua.
* He has arrested all seven opponents who are running against him in the presidential election.
* He was once voted out of office.
* When he regained power, he made his wife the vice president.
* He has control over his country's oil companies.
* He is afraid that once he loses power again he will be thrown in prison.
* The relatives of his political opponents are afraid they might be dead. They requested proof that they are still alive. They are still alive, but they live in dungeons and must endure psychological torture.
* About 3,800 Nicaraguans have fled their country to the US border.
* The government of Nicaragua has received $350 million from the UN to feed its hungry. Some believe that money was used for arms to increase government security and to strengthen the police force.
* Russia is supplying military and financial support. There is fear this will turn Nicaragua into a socialist state like Cuba and Venezuela, and that Daniel Ortega will remain president (or dictator) for life. 

Comment 1: Daniel Ortega was the leader of the Sandinistas that overthrew the Nicaraguan government during President Bush the First administration. The Sandinistas identified themselves in public using numbers. Daniel Ortega, the leader, was numero cero (number zero). 
When Daniel Ortega lost the election, there was a political cartoon about him on a raft sailing to Cuba. Fidel Castro looked at him and asked him, "You lost a WHAT?" 
Soon after that, Fidel Castro held a rally in Havana with the crowd cheering "Ole!" or something like that. Fidel then said, "You have just re-elected the Revolution."

Comment 2: Simon Bolivar was a military officer who was born in Caracas, Venezuela back in July 1783. He helped the Spanish-speaking countries of South America gain their independence from Spain. He is known as the George Washington of South America. After he won victory for South America, he saw it fall into 9 different pieces of squabbling nations. He lamented before his death, "I have plowed the seas." 

Comment 3: Nicaragua and the rest of Latin America should take a page or two from Costa Rica, the next-door neighbor of Nicaragua. Some facts about Costa Rica (gathered from Wikipedia on "Costa Rica"): 

  1.  It has a long history of a stable democracy and is listed as the 37th most democratic country in the world.
  2.  It has the 7th freest press.
  3.  It abolished its military in 1949 (the same year I was born--72 years ago).
  4.  It is the 12th happiest country in the world.

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2) A New Model - 
* Award-winning builders in Boston have formed an architectural organization known as MASS (Model of Architecture Serving Society).
* They have designed buildings that use air flow rather than air conditioners to make them more germ free.
* They use materials from nearby locations rather than import them from faraway places like Communist Red China.
* One of the builders (Murphy) started his career by renovating his father's house. This made his father so happy that the cancer he was afflicted with went into full remission.
* In 2007, he designed a laundry building in Rwanda, Africa (a small country just south of the equator east of the Congo).  

Comment: It is very good to see talented people using their skills to help others. They were able to use throw-away items such as rocks on farmland and use them for building material. The material wasn't just thrown one on top of another. They were cut into intricate patterns and then carefully pieced together.
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3) The Future Of Sapiens
* An interview with Yuval Noah Harari of Tel Aviv, Israel, a young man who is gay and has been married to his husband for 20 years. 
* He talks about creating superior beings. 
* We are coming to the time when we can re-engineer our bodies with gene editing and human/machine hybrids.
* He claims there will be greater equality.
* There is a danger of storing data on people with more knowledge about them then they know about themselves.
* He is warning people of problems of the future in hopes of preventing them from happening.

Comment 1: Yuval Noah Harari should take warning about Sodom and Gomorrah and what God did to it as an example to all mankind. God said homosexuality is an abomination to Him. (Deuteronomy 18:22) Calling it "marriage" does not make it less sinful. If the Mafia told you not to do something and you did it, you would expect nothing less than death from them. But with God, we think He is all forgiving, all merciful, and all loving. And so we think He won't do anything about it. But He says through the Apostle Paul, "Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind....shall inherit the kingdom of God." (I Corinthians 6:9-10)

In verse 11, he says, "And such WERE some of you..." It is possible for gay people to leave the homosexual life style. I've read even about a gay woman and a gay man who became straight and married each other. It is very difficult to leave the homosexual life style from what I've read. The gay person has to give up all his friends. He/she has to totally move away from the environment they are in that encourages homosexuality. And they have to devote themselves to prayer and Bible reading. 
Comment 2) As a Star Trek fan, reading about becoming superior beings in which we will become human/machine hybrids makes me think of the Borg. They are robot humans whose skin is pale white, and who have machine implants to make their senses more acute. Each one is called a drone, and they are all under the control of a Borg queen. Having implants in our bodies that will monitor our health may be a good thing. But it should be up to each individual to decide if they want this for themselves.
Comment 3) Having full equality is an ideal we all share. But the Bible warns that this is not what is going to happen. More and more, the world's wealth and political power are being controlled by fewer and fewer individuals. We shouldn't worry too much about equality as we should about love towards God and our fellow man. Jesus told us, "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will wax cold." (Matthew 24:12) THAT'S what we should be worried about. We should worry that the world is becoming  more and more evil, and that there will be less and less love.
Comment 4) From what I've read, certain government centers already know more about you than you know about yourself. 
Comment 5) The problems of the future I am worried about are the increasing power of Communist Red China both economically and militarily. They no longer fear us. They are nearly equal to us militarily. Someday soon, they hope to be superior enough so that we can expect them to attack us with weapons that we provided to them from our own universities and high tech companies. There is also the menace of the Muslims who already attacked us on 9/11, and they are slowly conquering us from within our own borders.    


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October 24, 2021
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1) Prince Vs. Spy
* Dr. Saad is 62, married, with 8 children. He is the "Spy."
* He is said to be honorable.
* He fled to Canada and is being hunted by Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
* Two of his children in Saudi Arabia were imprisoned.
* His son-in-law in Saudi Arabia received 100 lashes
* America owes him many thanks for saving us from al-qada.
* There's not much the USA can do to Prince Mohammed bin Salman because his kingdom (Saudi Arabia) is our ally against Iran.

Comment: Dr. Saad would be wise to stay in hiding because of the way we in America (especially those in the Biden/Harris White House) show our appreciation and loyalty to those who have helped us--like in Afghanistan. He should keep in mind that we are friends to our enemies and enemies to our friends. Our loyalty is FOR SALE to the highest bidder.
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2) Running Dry - The Colorado River and the Southwest
* Home to 40 million people.
* Is experiencing a severe drought.
* Lake Powell and Lake Meade, which are the chief reservoirs of the Colorado River system, are down to 30% of their capacity, which is a drop of 50 feet.
* This may not be enough to generate electric power.
* 70% of the water is used for agriculture.

Comment 1: 60 Minutes left out 70% of the story, which is California. It is old news I've read in US News & World Report or some other news magazine that California takes in 60% of the Colorado River. It is the law. The people of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah can't do anything about it. According to Wikipedia, California is actually taking in 70% of the Colorado River.

Comment 2: California takes water from another part of the country and uses it for its own needs. This is what we need to do on a large scale throughout the country. In the South, we have flooding with too much water--especially during the hurricane season. If could built pipelines to send this excess water to the west, that would help everybody. It would be like the old days in which we pictured the planet Mars with its canals. We thought the Martians had built those canals to transport water from the north and south poles of that world to the drier regions around its equator. 
We should use more sea water from the oceans, desalt it, and send it to where it is needed. I've read that Saudi Arabia is doing just that sort of thing here and there in their country. 
California is doing a lot of recycling of its water--turning its sewage into drinking water. We need to do that with all of our sewage water.

Comment 3: The challenge is up to us to keep our water pure and plentiful. We need to do the same for our air. 

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3) Michael Keaton - who is best known as the star in the movie Batman.
* He is 70 years old.
* He is the youngest of seven children.
* He was born in western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh.
* In addition to playing Batman, he also played a newspaper man, a lawyer, and a doctor.
* The movie Batman earned $400,000,000.
* He has a ranch in Montana.

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October 17, 2021
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1) Interview with Robert Gates - Secretary of State
* Born September 25, 1943 - 78 years old - from Wichita, Kansas.
* He is sad about Afghanistan. He says it didn't have to happen the way it did.
* Some say in this modern age we don't need ground forces to maintain a proper anti-terrorist response. But the deaths of 7 innocent people in Afghanistan proved otherwise.
* The Afghanistan mission has proven to be a success. No terrorist attacks have been launched in the US.
* Joe Biden opposed all of President Ronald Reagan's foreign policy.
* The solution to Taiwan is deterrence and defense. We must tell Communist Red China that there will be consequences if they attack Taiwan. And Taiwan needs to have a strong military if Communist Red China does someday attack.
* Robert Gates considered himself to be a strong anti-Trump Republican. He believes Trump shoots from the hip.
* We have an unhinged society with hatred and violence. 
* He says we cannot change nations from within.

Comment 1: How would Robert Gates have wanted our involvement to end in Afghanistan The answer is - short of converting the Afghanis to Christianity so that they would have to defend their religion as well as their country, there would be no satisfactory end to the war in Afghanistan. The US would have to maintain a permanent military presence in Afghanistan so that what happened back in August 2021 would not ever have happened. 
Comment 2: Robert Gates says Donald Trump's foreign policy could be described as "shoot from the hip." Ronald Reagan's policy was called "shoot from the hip." During the Ronald Reagan Administration, the Berlin Wall fell and East and West Germany were finally united into one Germany. You have to be tough with communism and Islam. In my opinion, neither Reagan nor Trump were tough enough.  
Comment 3: Robert Gates is right that we have an unhinged society with hatred and violence. Part of our problem is that we no longer have any core beliefs. We use to be a Christian nation that taught its children from grade school to college the Bible. Since 1962, the Supreme Court has taken the reading of the Bible out of our public schools. 
Comment 4: Robert Gates says we cannot change nations from within. The Muslims and the Communists don't believe that. The Muslims in Afghanistan have shown that they will go from door to door to murder anyone who is Christian or has had anything to do with the Americans while our troops were in that country. In a matter of weeks, if it hasn't happened already, Afghanistan will be solidly anti-American Islamic.
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2) The Green River Drift - cattle ranching
* A 70-mile route in Wyoming for ranchers to drive their cattle to the market.
* It takes 13 days for them to make the trip.
* The number of cattle ranches is dwindling. 
* Ranchers make a profit of $50 per calf.
* Women consider themselves to be better "cowboys" than men. The women don't go to town to visit the taverns like the men do.
* 15% of calves are lost to predators. There may be other causes of loss like sever weather.
* The land doesn't change. It's the same as it was a hundred years ago--no development, no highways.
* Cattle ranchers who are engaged in this sort of occupation say it is a labor of love and a life worth living.

Comment: It was said that women make better cowboys than the men because the women don't stop at the bars and taverns. I've read that a lot of these small cattle towns try to get the ranchers to spend some of the money they make in the town. Maybe if these towns had shopping malls, they could get the cowboy women to spend some of their money.as well.
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3) Whither ye Olde English Pub -
* One English tavern is over 1200 years old.
* Princes and paupers are both welcome.
* General Charles de Gaul wrote one of his great speeches in one of those English pubs.
* The number of pubs are decreasing due to the smoking ban. COVID19 was fatal to many of them.

Comment: If I were a Far Right extremist, I would suspect that the COVID19 shutdowns are part of a plot by Communist Red China and the Far Leftists to destroy Western business and culture.


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October 10, 2021
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1) Deepfake - Hyper realistic video and audio recordings, or,  phony pictures and phony sayings of real people and unreal people using computers.
* Right away, you can guess that this form of technology might be used to impersonate anyone in order to commit a crime.
* A fake video of Tom Cruise singing a song and playing the guitar has already been created by a 32-year old Belgian named Chris Ume.
* Chris Ume says as long as he admits these videos are fake, he is not violating any copyright laws.
* The parody/deepfake production is easily made by using a genuine person who looks, talks, and acts like Tom Cruise.
* Among the advantages of parody/fakery is that you can easily make the person look younger or different (with or without a mustache or glasses).
* There is a possibility that this technology is being used by the Russians to interfere with the US presidential elections.
* The FBI has put out notifications that Russia and Communist Red China are using deepfakes to create imitations of famous Americans to denounce their own country.
* The first widespread use of deepfakes was in the pornography industry. Faces of famous actors and actresses were superimposed onto nude figures.
* Artificial intelligence technology, which could be used to detect deepfakes, is being employed to detect weaknesses in deepfakes that may be corrected in order to create a better deepfake product.
* Deepfake technology is rapidly advancing from still photos of fake people to audio and videos (or motion pictures) of fake people.
* It took only eight minutes for deepfake company Synthesia to create an artificial video of 60 Minutes Bill Whitaker speaking one sentence.
* An artificial / deepface famous personality or VIP would be able to speak in 64 languages.
* Simple alterations are easy to make to deepfake commercials so that they can be more marketable in another country.
* Political endorsements by deepfake actors and actresses are made without their consent. Most deepfakes are considered "protected free speech." However, commercial use of the likeness of a performer is banned for 40 years after their death in NYC. Legal issues continue to be fought.
* How can people trust what they see with their own eyes in this new world of deepfakes? 'It's a part of life that you just have to accept,' - seems to be the only answer.

Comment 1: Jesus made a prophecy for our time. He said, "Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8)  Some Bible ministers interpret this verse as meaning that not only will there be a falling away from the Christian faith but also faith in many or all of our institutions. The main stream media (ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and AOL) are losing people's trust in what they say. People won't believe anything anyone says anymore. And now, deepfake is here to reinforce that distrust.

Comment 2: We need Christianity--especially for the future. We cannot have nations with nuclear weapons who have goals and objectives to enslave the world and institute Sharia Law or communism.

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2) One Thousand Children - Surges of children at the southern border.

* A woman from El Salvador said her two sons were taken from her by the US border patrol, and they are now in Indiana.
Comment 1: I find this shocking and appalling that our own US government would do this. 60 Minutes also mentioned former Pres. Trump's "Zero Tolerance" policy as something cruel and inhuman, and that it is causing a lot needless anguish, pain, and suffering. My own view of immigration is that illegal immigration is being encouraged by the Biden/Harris Administration, and that there is a flood of illegal immigrants coming across the border. 
Comment 2: The Armstrongs in their Worldwide Church of God broadcasts warned about the "population bomb" or "population explosion." The population of the world when I was a young lad back in 1965 was roughly 2 billion people. Since last year (Jan. 2020), the world's population has grown to over 7.8 billion people and is continuing to grow larger and larger every year. We cannot have open borders as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi advocate  and simply take in everyone who wants to come into this country. 
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3) College Debt - The Smallest College - Deep Springs, California

* Their curriculum includes:

  1. Philosophy
  2. Learning to grow alfalfa
  3. Taking care of cows
  4. Riding horses

* Sarah Stigny is the dean.
* L.L. Nun is the founder
* Tuition is free; it is paid for by the alumni.


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October 3, 2021
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1) Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen -  (pronounced HOW-gin) - A 37-year old Data Scientist from Iowa with a degree in Computer Engineering and a Harvard Masters Degree in Business.
* She spent 15 of her years working for Google and Pinterest.
* She secretly copied tens of thousand of internal research papers to present as evidence that Facebook is lying to the public about hate and misinformation.
* Facebook with its hate, anger, and lying format is making our society, along with the rest of the world, lose faith and trust in each other and also concern for each other's welfare..
* Facebook promotes ethnic violence by allowing the military of Myanmar (formerly called Burma) to use Facebook to commit genocide back in 2018.
* She was recruited by Facebook in 2019. She took the job only if she was allowed to work against misinformation. She was assigned to Civil Integrity to make sure there was high quality information on Facebook. After the 2020 election, Facebook dissolved Civil Integrity.
* Facebook has a "Like" algorithm which has all of the users favorite topics. But Frances Haugen says Facebook steers the user to topics that generate hate and anger. This helps to create more profits. A safer algorithm means less ads; and less ads means less money.
* After the 2020 election, Facebook took down these safety features. This allowed extremists to communicate with each other and to stage the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
* Facebook's Instagram harms girls by making them more susceptible to suicide and by putting on weight.
* According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is constantly improving its safety features to keep the platform "in line with our country's values."
* Washington legal group - The Whistleblowers Aid - is taking Facebook to the FCC. Facebook is obligated by law not to lie to its investors. 
* Whistleblowers are protected by law when they communicate to the FCC. They are not charged with the crime of stealing someone's property when they copy company documents. 
* Facts about Facebook: 

  1. 1) It is a $1 trillion company. 
  2. 2) It is 17 years old. 
  3. 3) It has 2.8 billion users worldwide - 60% of all Internet-connected people

* Frances Haugen believes the government should impose regulations because Facebook has shown repeatedly that it chooses profit over safety.

Comment 1) When I was attending ECC, our math teacher said that money is the most important thing in the world. Nobody disagreed with her--not even yours truly. We all want a better life with a little more money to support ourselves and to enjoy life's little pleasures. But some people want a lot of money. In my time, we would call such a strong desire for a lot money - GREED. 

Comment 2) Facebook shows that we live in a world that is opposite of God's commandments, which are summed up in one word - love. Facebook's stock in trade is anger and hatred. Without anger and hatred, it loses money. When concerns of love and safety are considered, Facebook loses money. It's the same in many of our industries. In the medical industry, Big Pharma makes billions of dollars by selling its drugs. Its drugs never cure anybody. If a cure is found for any disease, Big Pharma will do whatever it has to in order to eliminate the threat to its profits. The news media, like CNN, is also an industry that markets hate, specifically--Trump hatred. When Trump was president, CNN's ratings were high because CNN would be constantly criticizing Pres. Donald Trump. But when Trump left the White House, CNN's rating sank.

Comment 3) I would like to see Facebook broken up into little pieces. It has too much control over social discourse. With the rest of the media (ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and Tweeter) they are solidly for the Democratic Party, the ultra liberals, and the Far Leftists. They are against the Republicans, the Conservatives, the Christians, and the religious right. Many times they black out and even ban the ads. Such as in the case with Donald Trump. His ads and web sites have been totally banished by the media. 

Comment 4) Facebook encourages anger and hatred for everything and everyone except where it should be directed at--Islam and the Muslims. It is their religious duty according to their (Muslim's) Koran to smite the Jews and the Christians and to take over the world. Women are third class citizens who are to be treated as dogs. They are to be beaten if they do not fear and obey their husbands. They are to be raped if they do not wear the burka and are fully clothed from the top of their heads to below their ankles. Facebook even has a Muslim on their censorship staff (from what I've read) to make sure there is nothing on their platform that might offend the Muslims. 

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2) Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program - 
* Millions of Americans are burdened with crushing debt.
* Congress passed a law in 2007 to help some of those people. It's called the Forgiveness Program.
* Your debt will be completely paid if you:
1) are employed in a public service job, are a policeman/woman, soldier, or teacher.
2) worked for 10 years.
3) make 120 monthly payments (for 10 years).
After your 120th payment, whatever is left of your debt, is forgiven.

Leslie Stahl believes 
we should call it "The Unforgiveness Program" because -
1) 98% who apply for the program were told they were ineligible.
2) It's hard to read the instructions. Of the 180,000 active service personnel, only 124 individuals managed to navigate through the confusing rules to get their debt wiped clean.
Leslie interviewed 4 or 5 members of JAG (lawyers who work for the military). These are people who SHOULD have completed the application and to receive their debt forgiveness without much difficulty. These people are:
1) Heather Trayble who owed $90,000
2) Brandon Jones who owed $108,000
3) Carson Sprot who owed $150,000
4) Charles Olson who owed over $150,000.
* All of them thought they were all paid up; but all of them were told they still had years left before they were paid up. 
* None of them were late in making their payments.
Bureaucratic gobbledeegook, BS, and red tape on why they still owed money:
1) The codes were wrong.
2) No response to their (the borrower's) letters with questions. The only answer they received was, "Everything is fine."
3) Some borrowers were told that they have to take out a new loan and pay that all up. None of the money they paid on the old loan is counted.
4) Heather Trayble was in Afghanistan. She used the Morale Line which cuts off after 20 minutes. When she is connected to her loaners, she is put on hold. So by the time they get back to her, her 20 minutes is almost gone; and she is unable to have her questions answered. 
5) Heather asked the loaner for a phone number in which she wouldn't be put on hold. They said they couldn't do that.
6) Heather had problem with the loaner who hiked her payments.
7) One law says that when a soldier is in a war zone, there's a pause in making payments. But when they are out of the war zone, none of the previous payments count. They have to start making payments all over again--starting with payment #1.
8) Nine out of 10 applications for the program are denied.
9) In the military, one borrower had to have his/her commanding officer sign the application form.
10) The borrower is told the wrong commanding officer signed the form.
11) The borrower is told the commanding officer forgot to date the form.
12) Payment doesn't count if it is one penny short.
13) Payment doesn't count if it is one or more pennies over.
14) In one case, the payment record needed to come under review. After 3 years, the payment record is still under review.
15) Similar to #3 - A new loan company may come in to collect the payments. All the previous payments made to the old loan company don't count.
16) Charles Olsen had problem #15. He made six years of payments to his old loan company. The new loan company would not give him credit for the six years. Some of the reasons why not were:

  1. The due date wasn't correct.
  2. The amount wasn't correct.
  3. Even though he has records of paying the right amount on time, the information wasn't transferred properly from the old loan service company to the new loan service company. 

17) Charles Olsen has been arguing with the new loan service company for over a year now.
18) Brandon Jones made 3 years of payments. He says it comes to a point to either hire an attorney or else just pay everything all over again.
19) The main reasons for all these problems: Student loan service companies are only interested in the bottom line. They often cheat our servicemen and women.
20) They (the loan service companies) receive hundreds of millions of dollars to implement these programs. 
21} Law suits filed across the country reveal all the cheating that is going on.
22} Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says loan servicers regularly provide inaccurate information.
Other Notes:
* We've learned that Pres. Biden has the power to fix the mess immediately.
* The Department of Education says 350 people have been recently forgiven their debt.
* The DOE says they plan a major overhaul of the system as early as this week.

Comment: If Joe Biden is like his former boss Barak Obama, then he hates our military and our veterans. In one instance, a veteran died in in the lobby of a VA hospital while he was waiting for treatment. While he was president, Obama chased a wedding reception party off one of the Hawaiian islands so that he could use it for his vacation. 
If anyone thinks that Pres. Biden will immediately fix the problem and that the system will undergo a major overhaul this week, I would say: Don't hold your breath.
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3) The Final Act - Tony Bennett 
* Born August 3, 1926, age 95 years old.
* Has been singing for 70 years.
* Has Alzheimer's disease. He can't remember the names of his musicians who now play in his band.
* Like everyone else, the CORVID epidemic has hurt his business.
* He is able to sing 20 of his old songs without any notes or cue cards.
* His voice is still good.
* He does not remember giving his last concert.

Comment: Tony Bennett's performance is regarded as miraculous considering that he has Alzheimer's disease. It must have been the music that jarred something inside his head. Not really. This is typical of Alzheimer's disease patients. Their short-term memory is shot, but their long-term memory is still intact. There was one instance when an elderly man with Alzheimer's disease received visitors he hadn't seen in a while. He could remember some events that they share together many years ago in minute detail because his long-term memory was still good. 


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September 26, 2021 
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1) Take The Fight To The Night - Chinook helicopter is used to fight forest fires.
* There's a shortage firefighters.
* The helicopter drops 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant.
* Computers help make accurate drops.
* Night time is the best time to attack fires when temperatures are lower.
* The sooner a fire is attacked and put out the better.
* It costs $500 million to fight fires in North Carolina.
* There's some internal fighting between state, federal and other agencies.
* New methods of fighting fires always meets the usual resistance to change.

Comment : It is good that our firefighters are always on the lookout for forest fires--to make sure that little forest fires don't become big forest fires. There have been instances in which terrorists have deliberately committed arson to our forests as a way of attacking us from within our own borders. Perhaps we could set up a surveillance satellite in orbit to scan our forests 24/7 in order to warn us of any fires that are being started.
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2) Rep. Liz Cheney - 
* A conservative who embraces some liberal ideas.
* She received a call from Nancy Pelosi to be a member of a fact-finding committee on the January 6th riots on the Capitol.
* She is an anti-Trumper who does not believe that the election was stolen by Biden.
* She admits that the Biden Administration has proven disastrous in dealing with the economy and the pull out from Afghanistan.
* She is against Trump because he doesn't obey the law.
* She has a 33% approval rating in her home state of Wyoming.
* She's been married for 27 years, has 5 children from ages 15 to 27.
* In May 2021, she was striped of her GOP Conference Chairman ship in May 2021.. 
* Money from liberals are pouring into her campaign.
* She feels she has been wrong in the past about her stand against LBGT movement. She now feels a person should not be persecuted for what they are.
Comment 1: Both Liz Cheney and Leslie Stahl agree that the 2020 election was fair with no fraud. At best, this assumption is questionable. There are many doubts about the validity of the 2020 presidential election. Below are two examples:


https://americanconservatives.com/2021/09/everything-alarming-found-in-the-maricopa-county-audit/


https://freedomjournalist.com/over-350000-ballots-disappeared-in-the-california-recall-election-on-tuesday-night/#comment-5548207476


Comment 2: She said Trump doesn't obey the law. Yet, millions of dollars and hundreds of hours were spent by Congress during the Trump Administration to find any kind of crime Trump committed. According to the Mueller Report, they found nothing.

Comment 3: She feels she has wronged the gay community about her past stand against the LBGT movement. My views have changed about the gay community over the years as well. At first, I wondered why God would be so opposed to homosexuality that He would command the death penalty. He even destroyed entire cities in which its citizens engaged in homosexual activity. The reason is that homosexuality is an unhealthy life style. Gay couples are more prone to hepatitis and AIDS. Thus, life expectancy for a gay couple is from 8 to 20 years shorter than for heterosexual couples. Jesus warned us that before His Second Coming, the world will become much as it was in the days of Lot. Lot lived in Sodom. In Sodom there was not even 5 righteous souls among perhaps between 600 to 1200 people or more. All of that city came out to have sex with the angels who they saw as men. (Genesis 19:5) Today, many in the gay community are well educated, rich, and very influential. "As it was in the days of Lot, they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed." (Luke 19:28-30)

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3) Free Diving - A sport in which divers try to hold their breath as long as they can and go as deep as they can into the ocean without the aid of SCUBA diving equipment.
* The world's record is held by Alexey Molchanov of Russia who went 430 feet down and held his breath for 4 minutes and 33 seconds.
* So far, 60 divers have died.
* There has been only one death during competition in 20 years.
* Alexey Molchanov also holds the record of the longest swim in cold water under ice at 262 feet.
* He inhales two gallons of air before he dives.
* He lost his mother who died while free diving.

Comment: Needless to say, this is a very dangerous sport, particularly when the diver tries to go as deep as he/she can. The diver can go too deep and not have enough time to return to the surface before his lungs give out. Another danger is that of being swallowed up by a shark. It is always wise for a free diver to have a partner with him who is equipped with scuba gear and a shark gun. 


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September 12, 2021 - Premiere of the 54th year of 60 Minutes
1) Nine / Eleven And The FDNY
* 343 of the 750 members of the Fire Department of New York City were killed on 9/11/2001.
* The first firefighter to die was when one of the people in the building decided to jump to his/her death rather than be burned to a crisp.
* One firefighter counted the minutes when the first plane struck one of the two towers to the time the first building collapsed. It was 102 minutes.
* Some firefighters thought the fires could not be put out while some thought they could be put out. The fires could not be put out because of the jet fuel from the planes.
* One of the ladies in the building, Melissa, was calling out on her phone for someone to help her. The heat was very, very hot she said. A firefighter tried to reach her, but the building collapsed; and she died.
* The time it for one of the buildings to collapse to the ground  was only 10 seconds. But for those on ground zero, it seemed like an eternity.
* Some of children of the firefighters who survived their fathers' deaths were inspired to dedicate their lives as firefighters. 

Comment: 1) These firefighters went to help people who asked for their help. The firefighters knew they weren't coming back. This is what Jesus talked about when he said, "Greater love has no man than this - that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)  And strangers. These firefighters laid down their lives for total and complete strangers.

Comment 2) I often wonder how those people who lost their lives in the Twin Towers could have been saved. What if there were fire poles for them to slid down? This is all about hindsight. In practical sense, those fire poles would be laughed at. They would be an embarrassment. Management would probably hate them so much, they would have them removed. 

​Comment 3) Not much is said about the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington VA. Hijacked airliner Flight 77 damaged three buildings in the Pentagon and killed 189 people - 125 in the building and 64 passengers in the plane. The damage was repaired a year later.

Comment 4) In contrast, the two Twin Towers were never rebuilt. There are two big holes in the ground where the two Twin Towers once stood. When one reads about the new World Trade Center in Wikipedia or one of the other information sites, it is found that the new building was constructed with as much security in mind as possible. Stronger concrete has been used. The site was chosen to make it more difficult to attack on the ground. There are emergency elevators in case the building is hit by a plane. The stairways are wider and more improved. There's even anti-aircraft defenses to protect it from another plane attack. The planners of the new building were not thinking that there might be another attack; they were thinking that there WILL be another attack. They have no doubt that there will be another attack--sooner or later.
Comment 5: I really would like to see something built in those two holes. If it's now some kind of memorial to the people who lost their lives on 9/11, I believe some other way could be found to honor them. Two buildings could be built on those two sites. (After all, it is prime Manhattan real estate). The names of those lost on 9/11 could be written on the walls inside those buildings. The buildings need not be as tall as the ones that were demolished, but anything is better than nothing. The words, "Mission Accomplished," were used to describe the actions we took in Afghanistan after 9/11. The two holes in the ground at Ground Zero represent the mission that was accomplished by the 9/11 hijackers and their sponsors. The Twin Towers are down; and they are still  down. Those two holes should be erased as soon as possible.
Comment 6: After the 9/11 attacks, many Americans were asking not only who did this to us but why did they do this to us. What did the Muslims have against us? From what they've told us, they previously gave us an ultimatum to convert to Islam or suffer death; and we ignored them. 

Comment 7: We need to strengthen our Christian faith. Right now we are failing to uphold our Christian principles that made our country strong, moral and good. Here are some examples:
- We don't know how to have happy marriages. About half of our marriages end up in divorce. We use to say this proverb in our schools: "A family that works together, plays together, prays together, stays together. 
- We are the greatest purveyors of pornography in the world. Pornography does a great deal of damage to marriages, say some authorities. When we took Afghanistan after 9/11, we introduced them to Western culture. We sent them Playboy Magazines, Hustler Magazines, and other types of pornography. We can't expect to nation build and pacify the Islamic World that way.

- One report from the days soon after the 9/11 attacks was that a group of US missionaries sent over a shipment of Bibles to Iraq. A US Army soldier was ordered to burn all the Bibles. 
- Americans spend hours each day watching television which is filled with murder, lying, cheating, and wanting (commercials). It is said that watching TV reduces brain activity and promotes laziness.


If we Americans don't know how to live good, wholesome, godly Christian lives, how we go into these other countries and tell them how to live their lives?


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September 5, 2021
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1) The Last Pandemic - repeat of April 11th
* Using blood filters in the body to screen out coronaviruses.
* Inserting subdermal sensory devices in the body to learn the health of an individual in 3 minutes.
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2) The Ritchie Boys - repeat of May 9th
* Young Jewish Germans who escaped from Nazi Germany and joined the US Army.
* They were trained to collect intelligence data from German civilians and German prisoners.
* Sixty percent of the intelligence gathered in World War II in Europe was gathered by the Ritchie Boys. 
* One of the Ritchie Boys said he was glad to help out America in our fight against Nazi Germany because that was his revenge on the Nazis for destroying his family. He said he earned the right to be an American. Some of our liberal leaders would say that everyone in the world has the right to come to America. Many of us are losing our appreciation for the freedoms we have and our love for America. Some of our college teachers are saying they consider themselves to be citizens of the world rather than citizens of America. We even have leaders in Congress and the White House who hate their own country and want to destroy it.
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Note: Next week (September 12, 2021) will be the premiere of 54th year of 60 Minutes on TV.

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August 29, 2021
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1) Computer Chip - repeat
* There is a worldwide shortage of computer chips which is expected to last 1 or 2 years.
* Taiwan is the chief supplier of computer chips. They are hoping this fact makes war less likely to happen.
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2) UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) or UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) - repeat
* Have been seen every day for the last two years.
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3) Comeback - NFL Quarterback Alec Smith - repeat
* Suffered a broken leg in the Nov. 18, 2018 Houston Texans / Washington Redskins game.
* His injury was so severe that his leg was nearly amputated. 
* On top of that, unfortunately, he had infection that was nearly fatal.


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August 22, 2021
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1) Race In The Ranks - repeat 
Lloyd Austin-black general 
* Climbing the ladder to 4-star general
* There's always doubts about his qualifications because he's black.
* The last black man to be a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was Colin Powell 30 years ago.
* Discharge rate is 57% greater for blacks than for whites
* Hidden rules that black try to obey while in the military: 1) Don't look muscular; 2) Have a quiet voice; 3) Try to be better.
* Blacks make up 17% of the service, 8% of the officers, and 2% of the pilots
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2) Geldingadalir - New volcano in Iceland - repeat
* 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit hot. 
* Sometimes gives off sulfur dioxide
* 9 miles deep
* The lava from it moves 20 to 30 feet a day
* There's no sign of decrease.
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Kindred In The Bleachers - repeat
* Sports writer 
* Attended 40 Super Bowls.
* Had 300 interviews with champion boxer Mohammad Ali.


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August 15, 2021
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1) COVID On A Cruise Ship -
* Three passengers were found to have COVID. One of them died.
* Every passenger started coughing. 
* Passenger suffered from fatigue, tightness of chess, lost of taste and smell.
* Some were burning up with fever.
* There was criminal conduct on the part of the cruise lines by making the sick, elderly patients wait around for 5 hours before they were treated.
* Patients were pale green; they were coughing; they had respiratory stress; they were wobbling and falling.
* There was lack of communications between the cruise ship, the airlines, the governments of France and the US. Atlanta, the center where the diseased patients are care for, didn't know about the emergency and so was unprepared to received them.
* The sick patients were simply released and were sent on their way home.
* The CDC did not inform the state governments of the illness of the passengers when they came home.
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2) Justice Defenders of Kenya and Uganda - 
* Inmates in these two countries are given education in law so that they are aware of legal recourse instead of languishing in prison for many years.
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3) Kings of the Road -
* Trucks move 70% of the nation's goods
* Driverless trucks are being employed in mostly southern states and in Communist Red China. 
* The have cameras on the top of the truck and sensors on sides and back of the truck that make automated driving far superior in safety and efficiency. 
* The loss of 2,000 truck driver jobs and the loss of 90,000 on line jobs is at stake.

Comment 1: I don't see how there can be driverless trucks. We still required pilots on our airliners. I read about pilots on BAC going to sleep as computers flew the airliners across the Atlantic. 
Comment 2: How would trucks fill up on fuel if there was no one to operate the pumps? 
Comment 3: I tried out for truck driving two or three times. I overheard one driver manager say that the turnover rate for truck drivers is 80%. Some guys (and gals) like driving trucks, but a lot of people don't. One truck driver teacher at a truck driving school said he had a perfect student who did everything right. But after the student was through with the course, he wanted nothing to do with truck driving. 
Comment 4: We should welcome computers and sensors in our trucks to provide maximum safety and efficiency. 


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August 8, 2021

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1) Almost at War with Iran – repeat

* 60 Minutes all but blames former Pres. Trump for almost starting a war with Iran by using drone bombs to kill Iranian terrorist General Qasem Soleimani at the Bagdad Airport in Iraq.

* Iran strikes back by launching 16 missiles at US bases in Iraq which killed no one.

* There were injuries in which our men suffered from headaches, vomiting, and concussions for two weeks. Some of them may suffer for the rest of their lives.

Comment: An Iranian drone attacked an Israeli-owned cargo ship and killed two crewmen. Iran is fully capable launching an attack on innocent people without any provocation. 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/drone-attack-iran-pentagon-experts-b1898537.html

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2) Boston Dynamics – Designing Robots – repeat

* “Spot” is a dog-like robot.

* Robots carry heavy boxes for 16 hours without requiring a break.

* Some robots can dance to 'The Mash Potatoes.'

Comment: We need to control the use of robots in our society, particularly in regards to the labor force. Robots may make fine workers, but as Henry Ford observed, it is the average worker who buys the product that business profits from. Robots do not go to the stores to buy the products that keep our economy going.

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3) Tranquilizing Grizzly Bears

* Grizzly bears are tranquilized and tagged to keep track of their numbers and their whereabouts.


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August 1, 2021

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1) Ingenuity & Perseverance - Mars lander  - repeat of story in May

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2) Daren Walker - Gay Black Man - CEO of Ford Foundation - repeat

Comment 1: Daren's father wants nothing to do with him. This is unfortunate. According to some religious sources, an absent father is one of the main causes of homosexuality in men. 

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3) The Premonition - Mike Lewis - Warned about the COVID19 Epidemic - repeat


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July 25, 2021

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1) The Case Against Curtis Flower - a repeat
* A black man is accused of murder by a white prosecutor. 
* He spent half his life in prison, which is 23 years.
* There is no DNA evidence of his crime.
* There are no witnesses of his crime.
* No murder weapon was found.
* He had no criminal background.
* He has been tried 6 times. He finally gained his freedom. 
* The prosecutor, Doug Evans, wants to try him again for the 7th time.
* An all-white jury decided his case.
* Every effort was made to exclude blacks from serving on the jury.
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2) The Wright Way - A family of rodeo riders. A repeat.
* Their profession has been disrupted by the COVID epidemic.
* There are only 9 professional rodeo riders.
* Mr. Cody is a two-time champion.
* The rodeo superbowl is held in Las Vegas.
* Injuries from this sport include skull fracture and crushed ribs when the horse fell on top of the rider.
* They have large families with sons who are eager to carry on the sport.
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3) Prince and the Revelation - repeat of late rock star Prince that first showed on April 11.


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July 18, 2021

1) Survivors of the COVID19 Epidemic
2) Six Teens in the South Pacific Stranded on a Small Island
3) Companies Seeking Employees with Autism


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July 11, 2021
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1) Handcuffed To The Truth - The greatest war crimes in history are being committed today in Syria. (This segment is a repeat of February 21, 2021)
* Attrocities include gassing of innocent people, the bombing of hospitals, and the burning of houses.
* Nerve gas was used to kill 1,400 people
* Torture and rape are frequently employed.
* Records of these crimes with President Assad's signature on them are being smuggled out. There are over 9,000 documents.
* In one case, a young man was riding a bus to his mother's funeral. He was found with a rebel song on his cell phone. The authorities had him tortured (eyes gouged) and killed (electrocuted).
* An American-born Syrian from Columbus, Ohio took a plane to Damascus. He was arrested and tortured for 23 days.
* Chemical weapons have been used more than 300 times.
* A hearing on this matter was vetoed by Russia and Communist Red China.
* P.S. The war is almost over.

Comment: This situation reminds me of what it was like in the days of Saddam Hussein of Iraq and the Shah of Iran. Saddam would bomb and gas his own people (the Kurds in northern Iraq). The Shah was a brutal dictator but who was also interested in bringing progress to Iran. He was a good friend of the West. Both these men are gone; and now we see Islamic states in their two countries. In the case of Iran, that nation has gone from being our greatest friend to being one of our worst enemies. In the case of Iraq, they now have Islam as their state religion in their Constitution. I don't consider that to be a good thing. If Assad is disposed of by one means or another, will that be a good thing? Not if he's replace by some imam. No way.

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2) Robots To The Rescue - Using robots to repair nuclear reactor damage. (A repeat from July 28, 2019)
* When a nuclear reactor has a meltdown, it costs $200 billion to repair it.
* Robots use lasers to cut the defective part and place it in a container.
* Earthquakes and tsunamis are also a cause for nuclear reactor disasters. One earthquake that hit Japan measured 9.4 on the Richter scale. About 15,000 people died.
* An explosion at one of the reactors sent a cloud of radioactive smoke across a 12-mile radius.
* Leslie Stalh dressed up in a protective outfit to look inside a damaged reactor. She had to cover up every part of her skin. She wore three pairs of gloves and three pairs of socks. And she wore a face mask. With all that protection, she could only stay in the contaminated area for 15 minutes.
* The older robots that were ready to respond to the emergency lasted only a few hours.
* The new robot model includes "Little Sun Fish" that swims to the damaged area.
* The estimated time of repair of these nuclear reactors is 50 to 60 years. 
* Contaminated water is treated before it is drained into the ocean.
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3) Colson Whitehead - a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. (This segment is a repeat of February 28, 2021)
* One critic said of his books, "He is refreshing our understanding of the world."


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1) Biden and Putin - Russia's Cyber War Against the USA
* Solarwinds detected virus infection in 18,000 computers.
* It was learned that Russia had these bugs in our computers for nine months before they were detected.
* It is believed that 1,000 engineers in Russia worked on this attack.
* The malware was so hard to detect; it was found only when an American employee had two sign-in codes instead of one.
* Trump blamed Communist Red China for the voter machine fraud; but Secretary of State Bill Bar insisted it was Russia who is at fault.
* Russia first tested its malware on Ukraine's computer in which they infected them with self-destruct viruses.
* The US government can protect its computer from viruses; but private US companies do not. US government computers become infected when they share data with private US companies.
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2) Ken Burns - Who Writes About The Story OF America.
* He shoots films of the US and us.
* Country music tells the story with three chords and the truth.
* He did stories on the Statue of Liberty, the Civil War, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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3) Mardi Gras Is Canceled - But the St. Augustine High School Band of New Orleans Still Plays On.
* Voted "The Best Band of the Year."
* It is a Black All-Boys band with 85 members. Ray Johnson, the band's leader, said 150 would be ideal.


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June 27, 2021
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1) Targeting Americans - With an Energy Weapon
* These weapons are RF (radio frequency) microwave guns.
* In Cuba, 25 Americans were hit with an energy weapon.
* In Communist Red China, 15 Americans were hit with an energy weapon.
* Symptoms of an energy weapon include:
(1) sensitivity to light
(2) short term memory loss
(3) hot all over the body
(4) vomiting
(5) headaches
(6) nose bleeds
(7) dogs were throwing up blood

(8) children frequently become dizzy and fall flat on their faces

The victim of an energy weapon would immediately experience:
(1) intense pressure on the temples
(2) sonic waves that become higher and higher in pitch
* The National Security Agency classifies these attacks to be similar to a traumatic head injury
* The State Department issues complaints to Cuba, but minimizes cases from Communist Red China.
* Russia is also suspected of using energy weapons.

Comment: Another case of energy weapons deployment is in Communist Red China's border war with India. Troops of India's army fled in terrible pain from an invisible energy weapon. This may not be the same kind of energy weapon, but we sure know it is effective. 

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2) Nuremberg Prosecutor - Benjamin Ferencz
* Born in Ciolt, Hungary (now Romania) in March 11, 1920. Age: 101 years old.
* He emigrated to the USA with his parents when he was 10 months because of the persecution of the Hungarian Jews.
* He lived in NYC.
* When the US entered WW2, he tried to join the armed forces, but rejected because he was too short.

* He studied crime prevention at the City College of New York and earned a scholarship to Harvard from his final exam.
* He graduated from Harvard in 1943. After that, he joined the Army where he was in the anti-aircraft unit.
* He landed in Omaha (France) during the D-Day invasion. 
* He saw the pitiful sights of the Nazi death camps that were liberated by the Americans. Many, if not all, of the inmates were nothing more than skin and bones.
* He was crying as he told about one case in which a Jewish prisoner hid his food and saved it for his son. He didn't want the other prisoners to take it.
* He researched the holocaust. He found that the Nazi SS followed the German army to round up Jews, Gypsies and Communists to be killed.
* The Nazis took films of the executions. They would have the Jews run to the place where they were shot and then buried. 

* The Nazi atrocities enraged him. He said the perpetrators of the holocaust should be brought to justice. This outrage of his got him appointed as the prosecutor at the Nuremburg Trials at the age of 27.
* The Nazi executioners would keep a record of the number Jews they had killed each day. These records were seized and taken to the Nuremberg Trials. Each of the Nazi executioners pled "not guilty" to the killing of any Jews.

* The Nazi executioners showed no emotion. They had blank faces--as though they were waiting for a bus.
* The Nazi executioners regarded themselves as patriotic human beings.
* Ben Ferencz's moral code is: we should have law--not war.

* He believes that the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were immoral.
* He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. 
* He stays active to keep himself alive after reaching 100. Among his exercises are doing 100 pushups and swimming in his pool everyday. 

Comment 1: There are many sad stories from the Holocaust: 
(a) One little Jewish boy said to his mother, "I wish I were a dog. because dogs are treated better.
(b) Dr. Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death" was looking flirtatiously at a beautiful young Jewish woman in her birthday suit. The young woman was in total disgust as she along with hundreds of other Jews were herded into the death chambers.
(c) When Gen. George Patton and his Third Army liberated a Nazi death camp, the sight of it made him throw up. He ordered the reporters and newspaper people to take pictures of the camp because nobody would believe them when they told them about all the horrors they saw.
(d) When food and medical aid arrived for the survivors of the death camps, the survivors ran for the blood plasma and drank that because they knew if they ate regular food, their shrunken bodies would reject it. The Americans who saw that were aghast.
(e) Life expectancy in the death camps was not much more than a month. The inmates slowly died of exhaustion and starvation as they were forced to do 10 hours of hard labor a day with little or no food. 
(f) A Jewish American soldier was captured by the Germans. When they learned he was Jewish, they took him to one of the death camps. After he was rescued by the American Army, he was found to have lost more than half his weight. His Army uniform which he still wore had to be burned because it was full of lice. 

Comment 2: "The Nazi executioners pleaded 'Not Guilty' to the charge of killing Jews. Technically, that may be right. They ordered the Jews to be killed, but they had nothing to do with actually killing of Jews themselves. However, they ordered the Jews to be killed; so they bore the responsibility for their deaths. 
Comment 3: The Nazi Germans weren't just patriots, they were nationalists. They were conquerors. They wanted to take over the world. They took over France and tried to make them German. They forbade the speaking of the French language, and they forbade the flying of the French flag. The French could only fly the Nazi flag and speak German. With Japan, Germany planned to take over America.
Comment 4: Ben Ferencz's moral code is "We should have law--not war." The law in Nazi-dominated Europe in the 1940s was that Jews were not allowed to exist. 

When Moses was born, the law in Egypt was that every male Israelite born was to be thrown into the Nile River. We need good laws, not just laws. The Constitution is the law of the land (USA). It is a good law, but our Founding Fathers knew that it was not just for anybody. It was made for a Christian (or Judeo-Christian) nation. 

According to a book I read many years ago Jews In America, the Jews are apprehensive and wary of laws because through law the Holocaust took place. That is why Jews are against laws that are against abortion. They feel all laws are wrong. This is not true. There are good laws and there are bad laws. The the First Two Commandments (or Laws) of God are: 1) Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And, 2) Love your neighbor as yourself.  Jesus said, "There is no law greater than these." Mark 12:31. These two good laws are not just "higher laws" that we sometimes resort to. These laws are the HIGHEST Laws in all the Universe.  

Comment 5: I can do only one pushup. But my one pushup is more thorough than his 100 pushups. I start on the floor with arms extended and locked. Then I go down with my nose to the floor. Then I rise back up my arms extended and locked. Then I go back down with my nose to the floor. I count that as one pushup. That's all I can do now.

Comment 6: The United Nations was suppose to be the world's last hope for peace. It started out fairly well. It adopted the Rights of Man as the code they would all abide by. But the Soviet Union was under communism, as well as eastern Europe. Also, as more Arab/Muslim states were admitted to the UN, the Rights of Man were ignored, and Sharia Law was observed instead. This law says Jews and Christians are dogs and should be slain. More and more of the UN's time was taken up by Arab states verbally attacking Israel--the only democratic nation in the Middle East.

Comment 6: God Punishes The People of Israel (The Jews). -- The Jews suffered terribly in the Holocaust. Millions of them were murdered. Did they deserve such punishment? My answer is "No." "Absolutely not." "No way." "Uh-uh."

But maybe it is "Yes." The Greatest Generation was preceded by the Roaring Twenties. That era was filled with corruption, gangsterism, mobsters, and bootlegging. How much of that were the Jews responsible for?  

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James Cordon - YouTube comedian

* Has been living in the USA for 6 years.
* He is seen in 8 to 10 countries.

* He is an actor and pianist
* He has 3 children.
* He is on a quest for happiness. 
* He is an optimist about everything 90% of time.

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1) The Trial Derrick Chauvin - the police officer who was found guilty in the death of George Floyd of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
* Those at the trial said Derrick Chauvin had this look of defiance on his face as though as a police officer, he could not be convicted of any wrongdoing. 
* Keith Ellison was the prosecutor. He said he was only looking at George Floyd as a human being.
* The main witness was Charles McMillian who cried during his testimony in court.
* The jury that reached the verdict was made up of half black and half white people. Some of them were well educated with college degrees.
* Witnesses says and evidence (recorders and cameras) show that George Floyd said 27 times, "I can't breathe."
* Derrick Chauvin faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

Comment 1: It is unfortunate, if true, that Officer Chauvin caused the death of George Lloyd. He was probably patrolling a tough neighborhood. He wouldn't know if George Floyd was telling the truth or faking it when he (George) said he couldn't breathe.

Comment 2: If Keith Ellison was the prosecutor, then he was looking at George Floyd more than a human being. As one of America's first Muslim Congressmen, he was probably looking at George Floyd as a martyr and a weapon to divide and cause pain to America.
When Keith Ellison was sworn in as a congressman, he refused to be sworn in with his hand on the Bible. He wanted to be sworn in with his hand on the Koran. That's a big difference. The Bible commands us to judge righteously. The Koran tells Muslims to lie, to steal, and to kill in the name of Allah. . 

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2) The Oath Keepers - a repeat or follow up of a similar story.
* The FBI regards the Oath Keepers as an anti-government militia movement. 
* They are armed and in plain sight.
* They use Zello radio to communicate with each other. Some of their messages includes "Revolution or bust."
* Jessica Watkins was their leader in the January 6 Capitol riot. She was overhead saying, "Sticking to the plan." She said something about "Citizens arrest," and "Overrun the Capitol."
* There were 40 Oath Keepers who took part in the January 6 riot. And there were 18 Oath Keepers who were arrested including Jessica Watkins.
* The Oath Keeper were founded by Steward Rhodes after the election of Barak Obama. 
* They have recruited thousands; many of them in Arizona. 
* They are against the confiscation of guns.
* Oath Keepers were present when Black Lives Matter held a protest.
* Some Oath Keepers are in disagreement with their founder Steward Rhodes. 
* Stashes of weapons were found in nearby hotels in Washington during the Capitol riots of January 6.
* Trials for those arrested will begin in the fall. 

Comment: The reason for the creation of Oath Keepers was the election of Barak Obama to the White House. The agenda and legacy of Barak Obama is that he wants to destroy America. Joe Biden and his administration has been called "Obama's Third Term." There is danger to America from Muslims and from Communist Red China that must be confronted if and when worse comes to worst.

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3) Japan's Babe Ruth - Shohei Ohtani
* Born: July 5, 1994, which would make him almost 27 years old.
* He came from the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
* He stands at 6 feet, 4 inches.
* He is leader in home runs. He is also an outstanding pitcher; and he is often compared to Babe Ruth. Nevertheless, his coach in Japan would usually tell him, "You've got to get better."
* 60 Minutes made this segment while Otani was still playing in Japan. However, he has been with the Los Angles Angels since he signed up with them on December 8, 2017.

Comment 1: But can he sing and dance like Babe Ruth? Never mind Babe Ruth. How about like Kyu Sakamoto who had the number one record in the world in 1963 with his song, "Sukiyaki"?
Comment 2: There's something immoral and indecent about movie stars, sports stars, and singing stars making a lot of money for the little work they do. As John Lennon of The Beatles once said of the movie he was in, "A Hard Day's Night," he said, "I have no idea what the title means." 
Proverbs 30: 7-9 says, "Two things have I required of You. Don't deny me them before I die: 1) Remove me far from vanity and lies; and, 2) Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with food convenient for me--lest I be full and deny You, and say, "Who is the Lord?" Nor lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain."


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1) High Velocity Rifles - 
* The AR-16 is America's most popular rifle. It is light weight. It was used in the Vietnam War by our troops as a short-range weapon. Not mentioned by 60 Minutes: It had a bad reputation of occasionally jamming on the battlefield.  I believe that Congress ordered the manufacturer to redesign the gun.
* The bullet of AR-16 rifle is about the same size as that of an automatic hand gun. But the cartridge of the bullet is about three time larger than the automatic hand gun cartridge. This makes the bullet shoot to its target near, or past, the speed of sound. As a result, the injury caused to the victim is massive.
* Injuries which have been caused by AR-16 gun shots include: (1) loss of half the victim's blood; (2) total destruction of body organs; and (3) fragmentation or shattering of bones. Not mentioned by 60 Minutes, a demonstration was held between the AR-16 and its Russian counterpart, the AK-47, against aluminum containers of tomato juice. The AK-47 bullet left an entrance hole and and an exit hole with tomato juice pouring out on each side of the can. The AR-16 bullet left the can a complete jagged mess with tomato juice all over the place.
* Crimes that were committed using the AR-16 rifle include: (1) 26 people murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School at Newton CT on December 14, 2012; and (2) 58 dead in the Las Vegas NV shooting on October 1, 2017. 
* Bump stocks turns AR-16 rifles into machine guns.
* First Aid kits and training for grammar school and high school students include treating for AR-16 gun shot wounds.

Comment 1: A spokeswoman on the segment mentioned that the AR-16 bullet tumbles; but 60 Minutes emphasized that it was the speed of the bullet that causes all the damage to the victim. The AR-16 is a rifle with no grooves within the barrel, so that there is no spiral or spin on the bullet. The bullet starts to tumble as soon as it leaves the barrel of the gun. When the bullet hits the victim, it is at an angle. The bullet may hit the victim as it is traveling sideways or backwards, so there is a large tear in the flesh, as well as heavy damage inside the body.
Comment 2: How can men (and women) be so crazy as to do harm and murder to innocent people! The answer is very complex. Some blame it on legalized abortion in which women have the right to kill their own babies. Some blame it on what we watch on TV with all the killings. Some blame it on taking the Bible out of our schools and teaching our children evolution. Others blame the Islam religion which teaches its followers to do away with the infidels. The answer is probably a little of each and all of the above. 

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2) The Last Slave Ship - In 1860, 110 Negroes were taken from Africa to be sold as slaves. 
* The lower deck of the ship where they were crammed into was only 5 feet in height. 
* They were naked. 
* The ship was burned and sunk to hide the evidence of it being used as a slave ship.
* There are children of these slaves who now live in Africatown, Alabama. The children of the slave owner also live nearby.

Comment: We in the USA are about to create a new federal holiday to commemorate the freeing of slaves. Yet, we still support slavery by buying goods that were made in Communist Red China. They use slaves from prisoners as well as cheap labor.
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3) Simone Biles - Black American gymnastic athletic.
* She is 23 years old, and stands 4 feet, 8 inches tall.
* She far outclasses everyone. She was training for the Tokyo Olympics, but it has been postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus epidemic.
* She has been a victim of sexual abuse by her trainer. She naturally refuses to talk about it. 


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1) How did COVID-19 originate? Was it from a bat or from a laboratory? This is a repeat of the segment that was aired on March 28, 2021.
* Communist Red China will not allow the World Health Organization to investigate. They do their own investigation and give their report to WHO (The World Health Organization). There is no transparency. WHO is not allowed to do their own investigation.
* It is suspected that one source of the virus came from wild animals, such as bats from bat caves, which were chopped up and sold in the marketplace. 
* Scientists in Communists Red China do their research while their government officials are looking over their shoulders. 

Comment 1: Communist Red China is doing everything they can to overpower the USA including infecting our citizens with various diseases. The next plague they want to introduce to us is bird flu. In the meantime, they are building up their nuclear weapons for the day when they think they can take us on. 
Comment 2: We should ban all travel of citizens of Communist Red China to the US. 
Comment 3: We should have never recognized Communist Red China.

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2) Ransomware - A computer program that can hijack a business’s computers. 
* Some businesses have to pay up to $40 million to the hacker to open up their computers. 
* Hackers attack hospitals, small towns like Leeds, Indiana, and police records and files.
* Hospitals had to divert patients to other hospitals 20 miles away because of computer damage.
* The name of the ransomware is Samsam. 
* The hackers are difficult to trace because they deal in bitcoins. 
* Suspects include a few Iranians who have so far collected $6 million in ransom. There are also a few Russians who are involved in such activities.
* Once a ransom is paid off, there is no guarantee that the hacker won’t strike again.

Comment: Wrecking someone's computer and computer information is called cyber warfare. The perpetrators of cyber warfare should be treated as enemy combatants and to be done away with.
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3) Sir David Attenborough - A repeat of Sept. 27, 2020 - world famed naturalist who films any and all parts of nature throughout the world. 
* He says we are replacing the wild with the tame. 
* The Great Barrier Reef, which was once the most beautiful undersea spectacle on earth, is dead. 
* Solar energy, which is clean and free, can replace fossil fuels. 
* There is much damage, but we can save our world for our children.

Comment 1: The world's population is growing larger and larger every year. Therefore it is inevitable that wildlife will be squeezed out and crowded out of their natural habitat and be placed in zoos, cages and nature parks.

Comment 2: It would be nice if Sir David could tell us how we can save our planet. Using solar energy is a good start. I suggested that to a co-worker in Richmond, VA back in 1986. He said it would put Alaska and Texas out of business. The other 48 states shouldn't have to suffer for their sakes. Besides that, oil has been known to be too valuable to burn. We need other sources of fuel.

Comment 3: It is unlikely Big Oil and the automobile industry will give up burning fossil fuels (gasoline and petroleum). They want their profits and power. The government also needs taxes from fossil fuels. So it is not going to solve the problem by going solar. 


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1) Attack On The Judiciary - A follow up on a previous segment on the same subject.
* There has been a 400% increase in the number of threats to our judges.
* Judge Ester Salas of Newark, New Jersey had her house invaded by a killer. Her only child Daniel was shot dead. Her husband Mark was shot three times. 
* Judge Salas wants laws passed to protect judges like her. She wants all information erased on Internet concerning their location, phone numbers, and places of frequent visits.
* She is selling her house in which she lived for 20 years.
* The murderer killed himself. His name was Roy Den Hollander, 72 years old, a lawyer who was unsuccessful in his law suits against women's involvement in politics. He targeted her because she delayed his lawsuit on some women's rights issue. He is the prime suspect in the murder of lawyer Marc Angelucci. He had a folder on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It is believe he was planning to assassinate her. 
* There have been threats from Russia against some of our judges.
* During the siege of the Capitol on January 6th, there was a truckload of weapons nearby.
* There has been a 25% increase in threats to over 1,200.

Comment: In the Bible, Jesus said of our day, "Because lawlessness is increased, the love of many will grow cold." Matthew 24:12. With the Bible virtually banned from our public schools, we are allowing our children to grow up without any moral guidance. 
Comment 2: Jesus said the last days before His Second Coming would be like in the days of Noah. (Matthew 24:37). In the days of Noah, In Genesis 6:5, it says, "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
Comment 3: Judge Ester Salas wants laws to restrict information on the identity and location of judges. It wasn't long ago when judges proudly boasted of their position. Today, they are going into hiding because their lives are threaten more than at any time in the history of the USA. Along with judges, the Jews are told to go into hiding from the Muslims who are among us. 
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2) The 90+ Group -
* The number of people in the over 90 age group has tripled.
* There are ways of helping yourself reach an ripe old age such exercising (walking), doing mental activities like spelling, interacting with others, and even putting on a few pounds.
* Most elders people struggle with dementia.
* Over half of the children born today will reach the age of 100 or more.
* Ruthy Stall and other elderly people have trouble remembering. She does not remember Leslie Stahl who met her before. She doesn't remember her parents.
* The cause of dementia, alzheimer's disease in uncertain. There are TDP43 and other elements that are blamed for it. But some elderly people are resilient and are good in math.

Comment: There are several good suggestions to help ensure a long life. Here are some of them: 
(a) Exercising - Walking is the best exercise at all ages. One guy in 90s would make walking his thing. Instead of taking his car, he would walk to and from wherever he wanted. I have noticed that once a person stops walking, a year later, that person passes away.
(b) Massaging - When I was in the Worldwide Church of God, Herbert W. Armstrong interviewed three men in their 90s on what their secret is for longevity. One said it was exercising; another said he didn't exercise. Another said it was abstaining from tobacco products; another said he enjoyed smoking. The third man said he ate healthy foods; another man said he ate whatever he wanted. The one thing they all had in common was that they used long towels after a bath to give themselves a massage. 
(c) Praying - Praying to God seems to help. Some say prayer always helps. It is healthy to realize that God is the giver of life. He decides how long each of us is to live. I remember reading about of great physic who ate healthy foods, exercised regularly, did long distance running, and stayed away from cigarette smoking. Still, came down with cancer; and within three years, he was dead. So we really can't be certain of anything when it comes to our health.
(d) A Merry Heart - Laughter is said to be the best medicine. At Erie Community College, we were told about an elderly man in the hospital who was being treated for cancer. He was depressed as all the other patients were. He and his wife decided to do something about that. His wife brought him all the foods that he enjoyed at home. She brought in their projector and films of their favorite comedian--W. C. Fields. They were both laughing and enjoying the movies. As a result, his cancer went in remission until it was no more; and so he was discharged from the hospital as a healthy man.

(e) Avoid TV - It has been demonstrated that the more hours you spend watching the TV, the dumber and more depressed you become.

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3) German Pianist Igor Levit - 
* Born in Russia. Moved to Germany with his Jewish parents.
* He says, "Music is not an extravagance but a necessity."
* He becomes a part of the musical instrument.
* The COVID19 pandemic has been a disaster to him. 
* He is giving concerts through the Internet broadcast from his living at home. Three hundred fifty thousand (350,000) enjoyed his production.
* Mixes his music with soul, jazz, and rock.
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1) Cutting Aid To Transgender Healthcare -
* Erica Anderson, a transgender (man) is opposed to the State of Arkansas discontinuing aid to transgenders.
* There use to be one transgender clinic in the country in Boston. Now there are 50 clinics throughout the country.
* Erica Anderson claims there aren't many well-trained physicians in the field of transgender healthcare.
* Transgenders take hormone shots.
* One transgender had a mastectomy.
* Persecutions against transgenders. Forty-four transgenders have been killed.
* Pres. Joe Biden says he will enforce laws that discriminate against transgenders.

Comment 1: Transgenderism is against the laws of God. Since our country is no longer following the laws of God, we are going the way of ancient Rome and ancient Greece into more and more depravity.
Comment 2: I remember when I was in the Armstrong Church, Mr. Sell, the minister, gave a sermon on a grievous sin and sinner in which a man took hold of a young boy. He gave the young boy hormone shots which turned him into an "it" which he began to have sex with. Mr. Sell raised his voice and said, "Brethren, when you read about such things as this, it makes you SICK! It makes you want to VOMIT! It makes you want to THROW UP!" But not anymore. Thanks to 60 Minutes and the rest of the Main Stream Media, we are losing our sense of shame and our sense of revulsion.

Comment 3: Persecutions against transgenders have resulted in 44 deaths. Hopefully those killings were not committed by Christians. Our duty according to the Bible is to avoid people who are committing these sex sins, not kill them. It's all right to barf a little. (Just kidding.) As Christians, we are told to love our neighbors and to love our enemies. In love, we give them the warning that those who do those things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 
Comment 4: Joe Biden has in his cabinet those members who are transgender. There are also members in Congress and throughout the Federal government who are Muslims. A Muslims attitude towards transgenders and the like is to have them executed. It is an irony that Joe Biden embraces a group of people who want to do away with another group of people that he also embraces.

Comment 5: There are some transgenders who are trying to go back to the way they were. This makes me think of how we became male or female in the first place. At conception, the male sperm unites with the female ovum to create a new one-cell human being. It's sex has been determined by what the female ovum has accepted of the thousands of sperms that penetrated it. Each of us could have been a boy or we could have been a girl. I often try to visualize what a boy or man would look like if he were a girl or a woman. And I try to visualize what a girl or a woman would look like if she were a boy or a man. We get to see something that in this segment of 60 Minutes when we view some of the before and after pictures of those transgenders who transit back to normal. The ones who returned to normal look better and happier than they were when they were transgender.

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2) Lava Flow - 
* The beginning of a new volcano in Iceland named Geldingadalir which erupted in March 2021.
* The size of some of the lava ejected by the volcano are as large as cars.
* Sulfur dioxide is also sometimes spewed from the volcano, so gas masks are needed.
* Volcano glass is searched for near the lava flow.
* Volcanologists are working towards the day when eruption warnings to the inhabitants who live near volcanoes can be given to them in as little as a few days.
* Matter ejected the volcano may come from as far down as 9 miles deep into the earth.
* The lava flow moves at a rate of 30 feet a day.
* Crowds enjoy such activities as barbecuing hot dogs with heat coming from the lava.
* The sound of the lava flow like that of broken glass.
* Koton volcano is the largest volcanoes in Iceland. It is covered with glaciers. It erupts every 50 years, and it is due to erupt soon.

Comment: This is what I would call a benign volcano eruption. It's something you can get close to. It's not hurting anybody. You can take pictures of it. You can have a winnie roast. But that is only a very small part of the picture. The other volcano, Koton, is said to be overdue for an eruption. When it blows, it is likely to spew ashes into the sky and cause problems for Europe.
According to the Bible, Jesus said there would be earthquakes in different places around the world before His Second Coming. One Bible minister, Gary Hendricks of the Christian Jew Foundation, said earthquakes and volcanic activity would increase in frequency and in intensity. Each and every year, we have more and more earthquakes, according to Gary, which can be verified.
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3) The Tulsa OK Race Massacre -
* Occurred in the village of Greenwood OK which was rich in oil on Memorial Day in 1921.
* The whole town was burned to the ground.
* It's people were mainly professional such as doctors and lawyers.
* One black man said his grandfather saw people being shot right in front of his face.

* A black man who was in the same elevator as a white woman was lynched.

* A Gatling gun was used.
* Police joined the mob.
* Old women, old men, and children were victims. There were the bashing of heads.
* About 1200 homes were destroyed.
* Looting of furniture and money took place before the homes were burned.
* Between 150 to 350 people were killed.
* Many of the blacks were taken to internment camps.
* The Massacre is never taught in any of the black schools.
* There were no arrests; and no claims for damage were honored by the insurance companies.
* Anomalies in the ground indicate there may be mass graves.
* There have been 30 excavations so far.
* Some of the dead may have die violently; but others may have died of the Spanish flu.
* The DNA of living relatives may help identify those who have been found in the mass graves.
* Tulsa OK is half black and half white. The blacks live in the south part of the city while the whites lives in the north part of the city.
* The average life span of a white living in Tulsa is 11 years greater than the average life span of a black.
* June 1 of this year will be the start of another excavation.

Comment 1: There is a lot of the story that seems to be missing. Was there any reason why the whites attacked and destroyed the blacks. 
Comment 2: The year is 1921. This is the beginning of the Roaring 20s with the Prohibition Amendment, bootlegging, gangsters, and racketeers, Did this have anything to do with why the whites attacked the blacks?
Comment 3: The Roaring 20s was known as one of the most shameful periods in American history. The irony is that 20 years later, it was followed by the Greatest Generation Ever who made great sacrifices to defeat two enemies in World War II.


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May 16, 2021

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1) AI Facial Recognition - Computers are used to identify thieves and other criminals to help capture them.

Comment: Facial recognition is being used in Communist Red China to identify Christians who want to worship the true God. 

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2) Unidentified Flying Objects or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) - More sightings.

* Senate orders investigation.
* UFOs can be detected with infra light and radar.
* They have no markings.
* They have no visible means of propulsion.
* One of them has been seen by four pilots at one time.
Comment 1: Did the pilots try to communicate with the UFOs?
Comment 2: Can our satellites and astronauts detect these UFOs?

Comment 3: I have two opinions on what those UFOs were based on the information that was given in this segment: (a) They were drones. Drones are unmanned robot planes that can make abrupt turns which, if made by a manned aircraft, would send the pilot into unconsciousness if he/she were to make those same turns. One example of a sharp turning drone was in Afghanistan in which the Afghans fired a missile at an American drone flying overhead. The drone escape destruction by making a 180 degree turn which sent it in the opposite direction away from the missile. The only problem with this guess is that drones have propulsion units that are visible. They are either propeller driven or powered by jets. (b) It was a hologram. A hologram is a picture or projection. of perhaps laser beams, of anything that can be seen in mid air. An image of a UFO was created so that it could fly at slow speeds, hover in mid air, suddenly speed up, and instantly reverse its direction.

Comment 4: The woman pilot who was one of the observers of the UAP said at the end of the segment, "I felt the vulnerability of not being able to defend myself," to 60 Minutes. I feel otherwise. With Biden in the WH, a lot of corruption is taking place. I feel comfortable that God is watching us, and that He will someday intervene to make sure that evil does not triumph in the end.

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3) The Latest Tennis Champion - The story of Rafael Nadal of Spain, age 35.  


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May 9, 2021

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1) The Martian probe Perseverance - The US space probe was launched on July 30th of last year; and it landed on Mars in February on the 18th.
* Its mission is to look for life.
* Not only are the people at NASA joyful of its success, but also so are the companies who built it.
* Perseverance also includes a helicopter with a camera which is built of strong light-weight materials.
* The challenge of the helicopter is to fly in the thin atmosphere of Mars.
* The cost of the program was $85 million.
* Both the rover and the helicopter are mostly controlled by computers. Control by humans is not fast enough. 
* Scientist estimate Mars to be 3.5 billion years old.
* One scientist said if life is not found on Mars, it is unlikely it will be found anywhere else.
* Life on Mars could possible be something we don't know about. "How do you look for life as we don't know?" is the question.
Comment 1: We seemed to be locked into believing that the evolution "theory" is true, and that Mars, Earth, and the universe are billions of years old. If the solar system were that old, the sun would have been much hotter than it is now and would have melted the inner planets. 
Comment 2: We go to Mars in search of life. If life cannot be found on Mars, then it's not likely to be found anywhere else, one scientist tells us. Perhaps life will be found on Mars simply because we have already begun to contaminate it with life from Earth. Scientists who think life evolved on Mars have to accept the theory of spontaneous generation which is the belief that living matter came from non-living matter. This has been proven unscientific. The scientific law is that life can only come from life; and living matter can only come from living matter.
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2) The Ritchie Boys - World War II's greatest heroes. 
* German born - they were mostly Jews
* One of them was Guy Stern, now 99 years old.
* He was born in Hildesheim, Germany. 
* When Hitler came to power, he was a student in school. He told his father, "Classes are becoming a torture chamber."
* His family could only send one of their members to escape to America. He was the one; and he was only 15 years old.
* Looking back on how valuable his service was to the USA. He said he was only doing his job.
* He and the other took satisfaction that they were getting revenge on Hitler.
* He discovered that every member of his family in Germany were killed. 
* The Ritchie Boys take their name from the military school in Ritchie, Maryland. 
* Their performance during the war was rated as "very effective." Sixty percent or more of the information obtained from the enemy was gathered by the Ritchie Boys.
* The Ritchie Boys were trained in intelligence gathering and in fighting. Guy Stern said he was trained to sneak up on an enemy soldier with a bayonet, put his bayonet to the soldier's neck, and then "boom."
* The Ritchie Boys were mingled in with all parts of the US Army. They fought from D-Day to the invasion of Germany to the Battle of the Bulge.
* They interrogated the prisoners. They wanted to know where the mine field were and where the machine guns were.
* They tried to be friendly with the prisoners. Violence and threat of violence didn't work.
* One of them posed as a Russian commissar. They said the German prisoners feared them the most.
* Sad stories include one of the Ritchie Boys being shot and killed by American GI's because of his German accent.
* They were shocked by the horrors of the Nazi death camps with the sight of people who were close to death. 
* They keep in touch with each other.
* The contributions they made to this country make each of them feel they have the right to be an American.

Comment: They said that violence and the threat of violence doesn't work. Yet, they pose as a Russian commissar--which is the same thing as threatening with violence.
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3) Short Note On Exploring the Ancient Ruins of Baia -
* From gathering facts about the undersea ruins, scientists were able to reconstruct how this Mediterranean city once looked like.


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May 2, 2021

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1) Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin -
* He says we are competing against Communist Red China. 
* We do not wish to contain Communist Red China.
* The situation with Communist Red China has worsened. They are becoming more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad.
* It is not in anyone's interest for a military confrontation.
* He said we are in the dawn of a new cold war.
* Comparing Communist Red China with the USA: Communist Red China thinks long term while the USA thinks short term. We are starting to learn to think long term.
* On Afghanistan, our troops are leaving, but we will have a presence there with economic assistance.
* Guantanamo Bay is to be closed.
* On illegal immigrants, 170,000 are in custody.
* Claims that the Joe Biden Administration inherited a broken system when it came to stopping illegal aliens from entering our country.
* His message to illegal aliens: Don't come in.
* He wants to treat unaccompanied alien children humanely.
* On Ukraine, he said there's Russian troops building up on the border, but they are pulling back.

Comment 1: So far, the only thing I have against Anthony Blinkin is that he is an outspoken critic of Israel. He is also the former Secretary of State under Obama. I don't consider that an asset to this country. 
Comment 2: "We don't wish to contain (Communist Red) China." Joe Biden is often called "Joe China" in conservative news sites. They say that Communist Red China has been funding his family businesses. 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/steve-hilton-joe-biden-should-be-called-joe-china-and-never-be-allowed-near-the-white-house-again 
Comment 3: He said it is not in anyone's interest for a military confrontation. What does Communist Red China say about that? They say the South China Sea belongs to them. They say Taiwan belongs to them; and they will take by force if they have to. They have the largest army and the largest navy in the world. One of their generals said that their goal to take over North America and Australia and to extinguish everyone on those two continents.

Comment 4: Blinkin says that illegal aliens are not welcome in the USA. His message to them, "Don't come in," appears to be an outright lie when you read this article on how Biden is preventing the deportation of most of the illegal aliens that enter this country. It is as Mr. Trump told us, that criminals are being allowed into our country. 
https://patriotnewsnetwork.com/report-bidens-far-left-policies-prevent-deporting-most-illegal-aliens/
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2) The Manufacture of Microchips -
* Microchips are used in every part of our daily lives-in our hospitals, in our cars, and in our computers.
* There are fewer companies manufacturing microchips. Intel of Phoenix AZ is the one and only company making microchips in the USA.
* Leslie Stahl had to suit up from head to toe in something like a space suit before going inside the factory to look around. 
* It takes 6 months to make a microchip.
* Each machine involved in the manufacturing of microchips costs billions of dollars.
* There is a shortage of microchips. It will take years to catch up to the demand.
* There are only three companies in the world who manufacture microchips.
* The USA use to manufacture 37% of the world's microchips. Now it only manufactures 12%.
* A promise of $50 billion by Joe Biden to help out our microchip industry.
* The most advanced microcomputer chips that are used by Microsoft, Apple and other computer companies are made by TSMC of Taiwan--the leader in microchip manufacturing.
* Because it takes 6 months to manufacture a microchip, it takes 7 to 8 months for the microchips to move down the supply line.
* More money should come from the US government for research and development of American-made microchips.

* TSMC is investing in computer manufacturing factories right next door to Intel in Phoenix AZ.
* Twenty five percent of the customers of microchips are in Communist Red China. 
* Taiwan's safety is in doubt. There is no telling what will happen to Taiwan in the future.

Comment 1: I am surprised we had any microchip manufacturers left in this country. I thought Communist Red China put them all out of business. Maybe I suspected there might be a few American microchip manufacturers who build the computers for our military.

Comment 2: Perhaps the reason why TSMC is investing in a plant right next door to Intel in Phoenix AZ is because Taiwan's safety is in doubt during the Joe Biden - Kamala Harris Administration. 
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3) Michael Lewis - author of The Premonition.
* He said scientists foresaw the coming of the COVID-19 epidemic.
* There are other events of the future he can foresee happening.
* He saw the welding of doors shut in Communist Red China to contain the COVID-19 virus.
* There's a group called the Wolverines whose mission is to make Americans aware of and to respond to the CORVID-19 epidemic.
* On the ocean cruiser Diamond Princess, 30% of the passengers were infected with the virus. He predicted that 300,000 could die from these infected passengers.
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4) Those people who are willing to roll up their sleeves to be injected by the COVID-19 vaccination are becoming fewer and fewer. There are incentives to have them take their shots such as offering them free drinks.

Comment 1: I still haven't gotten my shots. I am still worried that the vaccine will cause death as it has with a few individuals.

Comment 2: In the web site below, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch talks (starting in time frame 34:15 and ending in time frame 34:30) about the lockdowns of churches as a way of persecuting the Christian church.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/05/video-robert-spencer-on-the-leftist-jihadist-alliance-and-what-hell-do-when-its-all-over


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April 25, 2021

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1) The Prosecution -
* Officer Derek Chauvin who is accused of killing George Floyd.
* McMillian was crying in the courtroom for him.
* One half of the police force is white, the other half is black and Hispanic.
* The white policemen looked defiant because they are never convicted of murder.
* George Floyd did everything he was told to do except go into the police truck because he was claustrophobic.
* Nobody wants revenge--only accountability. 

Comment: I may be wrong, but this reminds me of the O.J. Simpson trial in which a black man was accused of killing two white people, but the black man was declared "not guilty." Many blacks are anti-white; and there are more than a few whites who are anti-black. It's a case of black vs. white. This story should not have been shown on 60 Minutes.
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2) Alexei Navalny - Political opponent of Russia's Putin.
* Was treated for drug overdose.
* His family and friends wrote letters to Putin for his help.
* Alexi was sent to Berlin for treatment for strongest poison created by man - Novichok. 
* France's Macron and Germany's Merkel criticizes Putin for use of poison. USA's Trump does not.
* Corruption in Russia being exposed by Alexi. Yachts and mansions are given away for favors.
* Alexi's skin was dyed green; he was beaten, arrested, and jailed.
* The whole system in Russia is corrupt - police, judges, courts, and the media.
* Concern for his two children? He is fully supported by his wife and two grown children (son and daughter). 
* Biden warns of consequences if Navalny dies while in Russian custody.

Comment 1: "The whole system in Russia is corrupt - the police, the judges, the courts, and the media." It sounds a lot like the USA. We even have a man in the WH that many say got there through voter fraud.

Comment 2: If Navalny dies, there's nothing we can do to Russia--unless I'm missing something. Russia can tough it out. They need nothing from the West. I think Putin is having a big laugh over this.
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3) Showstopper -
* Live music and dancing discontinued in NYC.
* The music and dancing is the human connection between the entertainers and the audience.
* Of those entertainers, 95% are currently unemployed. They are selling their homes and musical instruments to pay off their bills.

Comment 1: My opinion is that the reaction to the COVID-19 disease is exaggerated, I have seen signs on the doors of stores and restaurants that say, "If you are sick, don't come in here." I think that is enough. People who are coughing shouldn't be allowed in a public building. We should be zealous about using disinfectants. But we shouldn't shut down our theaters, stadiums and churches. 
Comment 2: There are some people who say the closing down public buildings is some kind of power grab. I am inclined to believe this--especially when there are states like South Dakota and Texas who have no shutdowns and no requirements for wearing of masks. 


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April 18, 2021

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1) The Oath Keepers -
* They are known as an anti-government militia group.
* Four hundred members of their group have been charged with some crime that was committed in the Jan. 6th assault on the Capitol.
* Their main means of communication is through Zello. Over 150 million people use that talk system.
* Conversations can easily be intercepted and recorded. One message that was recorded was "Revolution or bust."
* As a Far Right organization, their communications should have been paid more attention to.
* Since Jan. 6, Zello has deleted 2,000 channels.
* One of the leaders of Oath Keepers is Stewart Rhodes from Lexington MA. He is an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Army for four years.
* The Oath Keepers consider themselves to be guardians of the Constitution. 
* They considered Donald Trump "their" man when he was in the White House.
* Some Oath Keepers consider Rhodes to be too violent.
* The Arizona chapter of the Oath Keepers is the largest chapter in the country. Jim Arroyo is the vice president of that chapter.

Comment 1: So just who are the Oath Keepers? What oath are they keeping? Almost everyone (Wikipedia, Southern Poverty Law Center, 60 Minutes, Anti-Defamation League) describes them as an anti-government, right-wing, radical, fringe organization. Their oath and loyalty is to the Constitution of the United States. On 60 Minutes, they claim that they are against evil. "Evil" as they define it is opposing the words of the Constitution. You are either for the Constitution or against it. Nothing is mentioned about God. So would i join this organization? I am slightly curious about it, but I don't think I would join it. Their web site is oathkeepers.org if you want more information on them.

Comment 2: It's been said that the left-moderate-right view has been shifting towards the left. So that the moderate people JFK would have nominated to the courts and appoint to his cabinet back in his day would be considered conservative and Far Right in our day. 

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2) The CDC Says That Racism Is A Threat To Health -
* Unequal access to quality health care.
* There are 200 premature deaths per day.
* In countries like South Africa, Australia, and the UK there is discrimination.
* A black college graduate is three times more likely to die than white college graduates.
* The N word is used. Someone goes by flying the Confederate flag.
* Need to improve living conditions to improve health.
* The need to lower obesity and to eat healthy foods.
* No store in black neighborhoods.
* Carver Markets of Atlanta is trying to alleviate that problem.
* The mayor of Atlanta commented that it took 400 years to get into this dilemma. It will take a while to reach a solution.

Comment 1: It is unfortunate that there is a difference in the quality of medical care received by whites and blacks. Is it racism like 60 Minutes implies? My guess is that more white people have higher paying jobs with better and more comprehensive health care. On the other hand, most black people rely on Medicare and Medicaid which isn't as good. 
Comment 2: There was mentioned that the neighborhood where these black people lived is rat infested. Rat control should be the responsibility of both the residents and the city government. Garbage should be disposed of in metal cans so that there is nothing to attract the rats. Buildings should be secure so that no rats can enter any structure from the outside. The city should educate the residents on rat control in their neighborhood.   

Once, when I was a member of Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God, I was reading in one of their magazines which they sent me, which was Tomorrow's World. Tomorrow's World was a much more spiritual magazine then The Plain Truth. It was sent to Church members only; it was not for the general public. In one issue, there was an article on Brasilia--Brazil's brand new capital city. Brazil boasted that it was the City of Tomorrow. The Church's response to that was, "Maybe, but there is one thing wrong with it--today's people." The magazine showed pictures of brand new high rise apartment buildings that were turned into an ugly, blighted slum area. "Tomorrow's cities will have tomorrow's people," stated Tomorrow's World. As the Bible warns, "And it shall come to pass, if you will harken diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe and do all His commandments which I command you this day, that the Lord your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come on you and overtake you if you shall harken to the voice of the Lord your God: Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field..." (Deuteronomy 28:1-3) "But it shall come to pass, if you will not harken to the voice of the Lord your God to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you: Cursed shall you be in the city and cursed shall you be in the field..." (Deuteronomy 28:15-16). It matters that people learn to obey the laws of sanitation and cleanliness as well as the laws of love and mercy.

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3) Viola Davis - Triple Crown of Acting
* She gradually climbed her way to the top.
* She first had a career in recording.
* She never felt feminine.
* She played the part of a bisexual character.
* She pushed the bounds of femininity.
* She was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
* When she was in high school, she decided she wanted to be an actress.
* She has a need to tell people how others feel.
* The movie industry thinks of her as second rate. 
* Now she is calling the shots.

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4) A Look Back At The Report Done On Global Warming -
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April 11, 2021

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1) An Interview with Jerome Powell - Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. 
* He predicts a strong economy in the near future.
* Right now, some parts of the economy are good while other parts of the economy are bad.
* An example of the bad economy - some people are forced to live in tents.
* The interest rates are being held to zero %.
* Back in 1980, the interest rates were 20%.
* $800 billion were borrowed by investors to invest in stocks.
* Cyber attacks are occurring on all institutions.

Comment 1: It is difficult to understand all that. My thinking is that Joe Biden will be allowing more Communist Red Chinese goods to enter the USA. Communist Red China likes to cheat on trades deals wherever and whenever they can. Donald Trump would not let them do that. Joe Biden will.

Comment 2: He mentions that cyber attacks are occurring on all institutions. In other words, the Communist Red Chinese army is as busy as ever trying to disrupt our banks and educational institutions and is also trying to steal our technology from our companies. The American news media isn't suppose to say anything bad about Communist Red China. It seems like Jerome Powell was just barely able to sneak that little piece of information in there.
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2) Report On The Progress of the COVID19 Cures -
* There is an active program being carried out by DARPA and other agencies. 
* One method of treatment is a device that takes blood out of the patient's body, filters out the germs and bacteria, and then pumps the purified blood back into the body.
* Another device is placed under the skin so that it monitors different aspects of the blood.
* In 1918, there was the Spanish flu epidemic which caused widespread suffering and deaths. There are still patients close to 100 years old in which the immune cell of that disease can be extracted from their bodies.
* The search goes on for the "needle in the haystack" immunity cell. There are immunity cells for each and every disease. We just need to find that particular immunity cell and activate it.
* There is currently two COVID19 vaccines for two varieties of COVID19. In 5 years, there will be a vaccine that will be able to cure all varieties of COVID19.

Comment: I am skeptical about these predictions. It seems too good to be true. There are sources (including 60 Minutes) who say that the American medical field only cares about making money. They don't want you to be healthy and immune to disease. 
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3) Prince -
* Prince Rogers Nelson was a prolific writer of rock songs. 
* One album that is about to be released is Welcome to America. Another album is Check The Road.
* His schedule was 24/7--writing and playing music.
* He could play any musical instrument.
* He died at the age of 57 on April 21, 2016 from an accidental overdose of fentanyl. 
* He left no heirs. He left no will. 
* He is survived by his father, a sister and two ex wives.

Comment 1: Prince lived a life of success and failure. He was highly talented in the music business and reaped the rewards of a successful career. But he seemed to be a failure in love and marriage. This is like the USA in which we highly value money and financial success, but are poor in spiritual matters. The Bible mentions those of us who obtain wealth but are poor towards God. In I Corinthians 13:1-2, it says, "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries, and have not charity, I am nothing."

Comment 2: Prince was known to stay awake 24/7. This is incredibly unhealthy. The loss of sleep was sure to have wrecked his physical and mental health. 


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April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday)

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1) The Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccination-
* Biden Administration has set a goal of 90% of the USA population to be vaccinated by April 19th.
* Palm Beach, Florida is giving vaccinations. They are the only town in the county to give out vaccinations. West Palm Beach says they are ready and willing to give out the vaccine. 
* Mistakes have been made. Vaccine meant for the poor areas are instead going to the rich areas.
* Florida Governor Ron Desantis is trying to make sure the vaccine is available to all senior citizens.
* Rich folks from all over the world are traveling to Palm Beach to get their COVID-19 shots.
* Some folks have no problem getting their shots. They make an appointment, travel to where they have to go, then they get their shots.
* Others have difficulty making an appointment. Only 2% of blacks have been vaccinated; and only 3% of Hispanics are vaccinated. These groups make up 50% of the population.
* Places where vaccinations are available are 25 miles away.
* Publix is given responsibility for vaccinating the public. Publix is an active political campaign donor. They charge Medicare $40 for each person they vaccinate.

Comment 1: Joe Biden set a goal of April 19 when America will be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Will that mean America will go back to normal? No, according to Dr. Fauci. We will still have to wear masks to avoid spreading the disease to those who weren't vaccinated. There's also news from Israel that even though most of the people there have been vaccinated, that the disease continues to spread in that country.
Comment 2: The importance of the COVID-19 vaccine seems to have been blown all out of proportion. Not only do we absolutely NEED to get our vaccination as soon as possible, but there seems to be some kind of race war or class warfare of rich vs poor and white vs black. Those who are rich and white are getting their shots while those who are poor and black are not. 
Comment 3: It is still my opinion that Hydroxychloroquine is the best answer to the cornavirus problem. That, and staying warm, and taking your vitamins--especially vitamin c. 
Comment 4: I am having doubts that people in warm climates are in danger of the "dreaded" COVID-19. There is plenty of sunshine and plenty of ultraviolet rays to destroy the cornavirus germs and to keep everyone healthy.
Comment 5: Republican Governor Ronald Desantis of Florida seems to be the liberal MSM's new favorite target. There are reports that 60 Minutes edited the segment so that much of what Gov. Desantis said is missing. 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/cbs-deceptively-edits-reporters-interaction-with-fl-governor-ron-desantis-heres-what-he-really-said?__s=lw87c1jf6u79to15x1mc 
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2) Darren Walker - President of the Ford Foundation
* Homosexual; but his partner died a few years ago.
* He believes that philanthropy in America needs a major rethinking.
* The Ford Foundation gives out $14 billion or 1,500 grants a year to groups like PBS (Public Broadcasting Station).
* They are trying to fight inequality.
* Darren Walker was born in Ames, Texas. He comes from a large family. His father won't see him. 
* He believes in capitalism even though the top few rich own more wealth than all the poor people at the bottom.
* He's trying to help in the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic. Theaters and others in the arts and crafts industry are closing and are in need of help.
* He says Americans must give up some of our privileges if we want to survive.

Comment 1: Darren Walker is a homosexual because, according to what I learned at one of the Armstrong churches services I attended, he had an indfferent, uncaring, and absent father. The elder who gave the sermon (Mr. Patrick Regord) used a text book in which the subject was carefully researched.
Comment 2: I am suspicious when I read that the Ford Foundation headed by a homosexual is trying to fight inequality. What is his ideal of "equality?" Is it that transgenders be allowed to use girl's bathrooms and to compete on girl's sports teams?
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3) Survival of Castaways -
* A group of 6 school boys were stranded on a small island in the Pacific Ocean for 15 months in 1965.
* They stole a whaling boat and traveled 500 miles. They were in a storm in which they lost their sails and their rudder. They had no food or water with them.
* They came to a small volcanic island called Ata and wrecked the boat on the rocky shore. They thanked God for sparing their lives.
* They ate raw fish to satisfy their hunger; and they drank blood and eggs to satisfy their thirst.
* They learned to make fire and to keep it going.
* They prayed to God that they would return home.
* There was some fighting and quarreling between them when selfishness came upon them.
* An Australian sailor discovered their existence on the island.
* They learned that they were given up for dead back home. 
* Once they returned back home, they were arrested for stealing the boat.Eventually they paid for the boat.
* Thanks to a Dutch and a British author, their story is read by 17 million people.
* Rather than continue their education, they went their separate ways and obtained employment. One works for an Australian chef. Another became a pastor.

Comment 1: The Armstrong church spoke about most people having God and the Christian religion as their just-in-case religion. Those six adventurers weren't thinking about God when they stole the boat. They only started praying when their lives were in danger.
Comment 2: This story could have come out of the Bible. The six teenagers did wrong. God punished them for their wrong. They repented of their sin and asked God to spare their lives. God spared their lives and brought them back home again. Happy ending.


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March 28, 2021

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1) The Investigation of the Origins of the CORVID-19 Epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Was it the result of animal virus such as bats from caves or rabbits from the market place? The Communist Red Chinese government would not allow WHO to investigate. Communist Red China would do all the investigation and then make their determinations to WHO. There is no transparency. Communist Red China even claims that the virus originated from the USA. The Communist Red Chinese military is working along side with the Wuhan scientists to try to develop stronger and more infectious viruses. 

Comment: 60 Minutes admits that Communist Red China will not cooperate in helping the world recover from the COVID-19 epidemic. They are a secret society that is only interested in hurting America and our allies. They should be treated as a terrorist nation.
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2) Boston Dynamics - manufacturer of robots. 
They are developing robots that run, leap, spin, and dance. They are made to resemble animals and humans with legs and feet which are able to traverse difficult terrain. Some robots like "The Cheetah" can run as fast as 30 mph. Robots are not independent. They need to be run by humans using remote control. Building robots is trial and error. For every success there are dozens of failures. The robotics industry is a marriage between bicycle technicians and engineers. The robotics companies seem to be losing patience with their product. They want something to market and make a profit on.

Comment: 60 Minutes said they had a hard time getting permission from Boston Dynamics to film their robots. We saw robots that walk, run, climb, spin, and dance. What we didn't see are robots that can kill. This web site give a sample of the drones and robots that both the US and Communist Red China are developing for future wars: 
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/land-drones-china-deploying-scary-new-killer-robots-165440
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3) Dave Kindred - Sports Writer
He has interviewed Mohammad Ali the boxing champion. Ali use to call him "Louisville" after his hometown. He had been with him his entire career.
He's been in 40 Super Bowls, numerous Master Golf ternaments. 
He also likes reporting on the girl's High School Lady Potters. He says they don't pout and they don't b----, er, complain.
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4) Outbreak Science - A forecasting agency for the beginnings of disease epidemics.

Comment: A map was shown picturing disease alert sites all along the Communist Red Chinese coastline as well as in other Pacific nations near Communist Red China. I am very skeptical about the reliability of these Communist Red Chinese sites.


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March 21, 2021

1) Michael Sherwin is investigating the Jan. 6th assault on the Capitol. There are hundreds of law breakers he wants to prosecute. Ten percent of them were in some kind of militia. The demonstration started out with a carnival atmosphere with some people selling shirts and popcorn. Then the situation turned ugly as more militants joined the group. They had on military gear. One hundred thirty-police officers were attacked. The attackers used the kind of spray hunters employ to ward off bears. Two dangerous plots failed. There were found molotov cocktails with styrofoam. This would make them as painful as napalm. There were also pipe bombs found. The protestors say in their defense that they were there because President Trump urged them do what they did. Each of the offenders will be judged on whether or not there was an intent to do wrong. Everyone will be treated fairly under the law.

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2) General Lloyd Austin - a black general in the military who made it to the top through a long slow process. He met resistance every step of the way. He mentioned the time he was with a group of officers. They all wore civilian clothes. Someone was looking for the general, and he passed right by him because he was black. Twice as many Hispanics receive dishonorable discharges than Hispanics. In order to be acceptable by whites in the military, a black must be smart, he must not be loud, he should not have good posture lest he appear muscular and threatening. The military is made up of 17% blacks, but of those blacks, only 8% of them are officers. Colin Powell was the previous black general. That was 30 years ago. Things haven't changed that much since.

Comment 1: Nobody complains about the majority of players in the NFL being black. 
Comment 2: "Birds of a feather flock together," as the old saying goes. Most whites want to be with whites; and most blacks want to be with blacks. I knew a young black woman who was a co-worker of mine in our office. She was the only black person in there. She was quiet and didn't talk much. But when another black woman came into our room, the both of them were chatting, smiling, and giggling non stop. That was quite a difference. Most of us were amazed!
Comment 3: In his early years, Stevie Wonder was interviewed by Dick Clark on his dance show. One of the questions he was asked was about his favorite singers. Stevie started with Ray Charles and named about 10 other singers. They were all black. How is it that a blind black singer only likes black singers? Someone had to teach him that this singer is a black and that he should like him; and that that singer is a white and he shouldn't really care about him.

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3) Reopening Schools Before It Is Safe - One fourth of our students are still not in school because of COVID-19. 
How can we return them safely to school? We are collecting information in order to find some answers. 
The facilities are being wiped clean of germs. 
We are quarantining those students who have been in close contact with those who are COVID-19 positive. 
There are more transmission in elementary schools than in high schools. The use of "roomies" and "zoomies" in which students can be separated, and to learn with the use of cameras and microphones. The results of employing these "virtual" classrooms have been lower grades. 
Students need to interact without masks in music and cheerleading. Masks seem to be "political."

Comment: I feel the wearing of masks is ridiculous. Breathing through your nose is probably just as safe as wearing a mask. Young children under two years old are not required to wear masks from what I hear. Why not? Is it because it restricts the flow of air to the young person's nose and mouth? That's what I think it does to me. That's why you see all these football players and other athletics without masks. Another thing masks do is restrict your vision. I almost tripped and fell on my face last Sunday (March 21) because the mask I was wearing was partly blocking my view. It's probably why Joe Biden stumbled and fell on the stairways when he was boarding his plane. 

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4) A Year Ago - And Now "The New Normal."
* Masks have to be worn.
* The streets are empty.
* People have to refrain from hugging. 

Comment: During the Obama Administration, America was hit by the swine flu which supposedly originated by (Guess where?) Communist Red China. Obama said of the COVID-19 epidemic that he would have much more than Mr. Trump did. What did Obama do for the swine flue. Answer: Nothing. He did nothing.
Here is a video of what South Dakota is doing about the COVID-19 epidemic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y750zcVhOq4


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March 14, 2021

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1) Unusual efforts are being made to have COVID-19 testing kits become available like putting them in candy dispensers and at golf courses. Coronavirus will be difficult to eradicate. Three new strains of COVID-19 are developing. There's: (1) the UK variant, (2) the Brazil variant, and (3) the South African variant.

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2) George Floyd was allegedly shot dead by white police in St. Louis. Kim Garner, a black woman, was elected on her promise to bring fairness. She said non-violent criminals should not be locked up. She said white home owners do not have the right to defend their homes with guns against rioters and mobs. She has received death threats. The out-of-control murder is at a 50-year high. There have been racial slurs on Facebook against blacks. Two police officers were fired for using racial slurs.

Comment 1: I don't know if this is a mistake on my part or 60 Minutes, but George Floyd was not shot by the police. He allegedly strangled by a policeman who kept his knee on his neck for eight minutes. There is evidence that the real cause of death was drug overdose.

Comment 2: Kim Garner said homeowners don't have the right to defend their homes with guns against rioters. This is a frightful state to be in the USA. For one thing, riots are becoming normal again just as they were during years during the Lyndon Johnson Administration. In these times as ours when people are less Christian, like in the Old West with bandits, train robbers, and cowboys-and-Indians. Only in today's world, Kim Garner says it's wrong for the good guys to use their guns to defend their homes. The following article is one example of how wrong this policy is:
https://www.theblaze.com/news/authorities-arrest-teens-mentally-ill-man-on-fire?utm_source=theblaze-
This is a shocking case of two teenagers invading a poor defenseless mentally ill man in his home and setting him on fire. It is is pure evil. This is one of the reasons we have the Second Amendment - so that we can protect ourselves from ruthless and merciless killers such as these two teenagers.

In the days when Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York City, the streets were safe because the laws on the books were strictly enforced. This is what we expect of our city, county, and state leaders. This is what is written in the Preamble of our Constitution where it says that we the people have a duty to establish justice and insure domestic tranquility. 

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3) Best Band In The Land - Featuring the all-Catholic St. Augustine H.S. Marching Bank in New Orleans.


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March 7, 2021

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1) Poor people in Columbus, Ohio living through the COVID-19 recession. Joe Biden is ready to sign the third COVID-19 relief bill. Before, 24-year old Cortney Yodler was just hanging on with several jobs. Now, during the COVID-19 recession, she can’t find any work. Nine million jobs lost. The poor are unable to pay their bills. Needs of the poor include warmth for their bodies, tents, shoes, and clothes. They have problems like diabetes, skin issues, and hunger. One individual was without food for two days. National guard has to taken over food bank jobs because the normal employees can no longer get to their jobs. Many of the poor lives in cars and vans. It won’t be until 2024 before low wage jobs return.

Comment 1: That is only half the story. There are some states where there is no lockdown and no requirement for the wearing of masks. These states (like South Dakota, Texas, and Florida) are experiencing relative prosperity in constrast to Ohio, New York and all the other blue states.

Comment 2: The day will soon come when every one in the USA and the world will be vaccinated against COVID-19. Isn't that wonderful?!!! It sure is, boys and girls!!!

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2) The search for a treatment for COVID-19- One possible drug would be fluvoxamine. It may be ready for FDA approval, but it can cause nausea in some patients.

Comment: The drug hydroxychloroquine that is used to treat malaria has also been found to be a treatment for coronavirus. It is not only effective but it is also cheap. Which is probably why the second largest Hydroxychloroquine manufacturing plant was bombed in Taiwan. If there's one thing Big Pharma (the pharmaceutical companies) hate, it's a cheap cure for anything.

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3) Artemis - the US space program to send American men AND women back to the moon. The moon rocket will produce 8 million pounds of thrust at launch. The US has plans to build a space station in orbit around the moon. It will be called Gateway. The number of astronauts in NASA numbers 9 men and 9 women. The question 60 Minutes raised was, “Why go back to the moon?” The answer is that ice was discovered at the south lunar pole. We go there to stay. 60 Minutes wonders why a capitalist nation like the USA practices socialism when it comes to the space program. It should be for private companies. Delays on SLS launch. It will cost $2 billion for each launch. Reusable rockets have been flown eight times. 

Comment: 60 Minutes has a very cold attitude about the US space program. "We've already been to the moon. What's the point of doing it all over again?" is their reasoning. So we've discovered ice at the south pole of the moon. "Big deal! Is that why we should go back to the moon?" 60 Minutes might ask. The main reason is because space is the new high ground. We cannot allow Communist Red China and Russia gain advantage over us in space. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/russia-china-team-announce-big-plans-moon/?

Our secondary goal in space should be to mine the Asteroid 16 Psyche in order to eliminate our disgraceful $25 trillion debt.  

Another criticism of 60 Minutes is that the SLS moon program has suffered delay after delay. It started in 2011, but here we are ten years later, and not one SLS rocket has been fired from earth. The first scheduled launch of the SLS rocket is for November 2021. Will we see the first liftoff of the SLS rocket this November, or will it be further delayed? We'll see.

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4) White supremacy movement - race war. Shoot minorities without facing the law.


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February 28, 2021

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1) Millions of Americans are still waiting for their COVID-19 shot. Johnson & Johnson is joining two other pharmaceutical companies to produce the vaccine. Five hundred thousand people have died from COVID-19 so far. Three hundred thousand Americans have been vaccinated. The demand for the vaccine far outstrips the supply. The neediest get the vaccines. The goal is to vaccinate 100 million by July. The scope of the project is comparable to a moon shot program.  A 94-year old man is on borrowed time. "When am I going to get my shot?" Americans are asking.
Comment 1: Even with every American vaccinated against the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells us that we will still have to keep wearing our masks.
Comment 2: One authority commented (which I have long been suspicious of) is that Communist Red China afflicted us with the disease along with the rest of the world. Now they are profiting from it by selling us the masks, the vaccines, and whatever else we need to cope with it.
Comment 3: This is my personal opinion more than anything else. Maybe I'm right about this--that COVID-19 is more of a hysteria than a disease. This 60 Minute segment strongly suggests that Americans are impatient for a vaccine that will provide complete immunity from COVID-19,and that life will return to normal once this is done.  

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2) An Iranian strike against a US base at Al-asad in Iraq.  All of the servicemen crawled into bunkers that were made to hold 10 people. A total of 27 missiles were fired at the base. There were no causalities, but hundreds of the soldiers experienced headaches, vomiting, and traumatic brain injury.
Comment: There may not have been any casualties in this attack, but the story is far from over. One serviceman said the headaches occur every day. Many with this sort of injury have resorted to suicide. So it's not that there weren't any casualties, it's that they haven't occurred yet. 

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3) Colson Whitehead - black American writer and winner of several awards including two Pulitzer prizes. He authored books on the underground railroad.


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February 21, 2021

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1) Threats against judges. Threats are increasing. Killer of woman judge’s son searched for information on the judge from the Internet. Since that time, 4,200 threats have been posted on line against judges. Trump tweeted about a "so-called" judge. This judge says that hurts the entire judiciary. Some threats come from Putin’s Russia. 

Comment 1:: I think 60 Minutes said that judges have always been threatened. But with the help of the Internet, those threats are increasing. The lives of our judges and the lives of their families are also increasingly in jeopardy--especially as our society deteriorates. 

Comment 2: The lady judge whose son was killed told 60 Minutes that she will not be deterred. She will continue on as judge, and she will continue to carry out the duties as judge to uphold the law. This is called bravery and courage. This what we sing about in our national anthem with the words "And the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave." All Americans should remember that we serve God, and that we are here to do His will no matter what the cost.
Comment 3: 60 Minutes quoted one judge who noted that Mr. Trump singled out one particular judge as "a so-called" judge. He said this remark was offensive to all judges. I think not. I think this is a cheap shot against Mr. Trump. Jesus said the same thing when He spoke the parable of the unjust judge as it is written in Luke 18:2-7. There are Clinton-appointed and Obama-appointed judges who are in favor of abortion. And there are Trump-appointed judges who are against abortion. For example, Planned Parenthood needed a judge's permission according to law before they could perform an abortion on a young woman. In 15 minutes, Planned Parenthood obtained court approval for the abortion. That judge is what you would call "a so-called judge."  

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2) The war of Syrian President Assad against his own people using nerve gas which is banned throughout the world. There is also torture, gouging out of eyes, and rape. Evidence of these atrocities are being smuggled out of Syria in hopes of taking Assad to the world court.

Comment: It hard to believe that these atrocities are still be committed after we've through the Holocaust during World War II. Especially disturbing is the gouging of the eyes. 

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3) QAnon - a global kabal involving Satan worship. They post hateful messages like "We are going to take out the Deep State." Trump said many of them like him. They are starting to militarize from QAnon to Qarmy. Son discusses what they have done to his mother--made her disassociate with her family. He’s trying to undo their effects.