ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH ALERT: CAIR Pressures; WordPress Caves. Takes Down Bare Naked Islam’s Website
Market Watch has published a news release from CAIR bragging about being responsible for Bare Naked Islam’s Take Down,, CAIR and organization the FBI considers an affiliate of various Islamic Terrorist Organizations described BNI as a hate site. read it here
It would seem. according to CAIR, if you have a website and you speak out about Islamic Terrorists who are trying to kill you, beheading, stoning women on trumped up charges, burning Christian Churches, killing Christians and other atrocities you are running a hate site…”
As of this posting, the 411 behind the takedown of BNI continues to unfold.
Since my schedule may not permit me to keep you posted on the turn of events, for updated information on the takedown of BNI, please pay a visit to Grumpy’s Opinions.
What has Bare Naked Islam (BNI) done wrong? Not a darn thing.
What they have done and I hope will continue to do is shine a bright light on CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood, atrocities committed by Islamic factions in the name of Shariah Law against men, women, children, Christians, and non-Muslims throughout the world many of whom are closely linked to these two organizations.
BNI has also reported on the Obama administration’s more than friendly relationship with organizations like CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood and the danger it poses to the United States and Europe.
Of course, CAIR claims that the reason BNI’s site was taken down is because of threats posted on BNI’s site. It should be noted, however, that CAIR, a Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front is famous silencing voices of opposition.
A threat to free speech is a threat to us all and should not be ignored or tolerated.
This is PC gone to hell in a hand basket and nothing more than attack on free speech.
If you are as apoplectic about as I am about WordPress caving to such an extreme entity, you can contact via email WordPress Support at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them accordingly.
In the event you are unfamiliar with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, feel free to check out these articles to familiarize yourself entitled, “CAIRful” and “FBI, Senators recommend ban on terror-related CAIR, CAIR hires Democratic Senator.”
As for WordPress,
continue reading at Pumabydesign
- Bare Naked Islam’s Website has been taken Down (grumpyelder.com)
- WARNING to CONSERVATIVE BLOGGERS, (grumpyelder.com)
- Believe it or not, Public Schools allow terrorist linked CAIR to indoctrinate students (grumpyelder.com)
- Hamas Front Group CAIR Bullies WordPress.com into Shutting Down “Bare Naked Islam”(via 1389 Blog-Counterjihad) (loopyloo305.com)
- WordPress Takes Down “Bare Naked Islam” Blog After Threats From CAIR (actualgrit.wordpress.com)
- BNI Shut Down Again, Hamas-Tied CAIR Does Victory Dance (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- Judge upholds CAIR official’s conviction in terrorism funding case (grumpyelder.com)
Whose time? Yours? Or Gods? Because if you are a follower of Christ, you are on His time. Time that is running out. Time that is finite.
What would you do if God told you that it was running out? How would you spend it? Would you want to spend the last days of earth with your family or would you rather have your family spend eternity with you?
Do you think God doesn’t have time for you here and now? Perhaps it isn’t the here and now He is worried about for you. Perhaps it is your tomorrow that is more important.
Do you believe in God? Do you trust in His word? Do you have faith that He keeps His promises? He has promised that our time here will not last forever, what are you doing? Your work or God’s work?
Am I being blunt? Am I being harsh? Are you going to be on time?
Psalm 89:47-48 Remember how short my time it; For what futility have you created all the children of men? What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave? Selah
Even for all the earth the time grows short.
Rudyard Kipling – Friday, December 30, 2011
|“Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God’s great judgment seat” wrote Rudyard Kipling in Ballad of East and West. Born DECEMBER 30, 1865, in Bombay, India, Rudyard Kipling was sent back to England at age 5 for schooling. Poor eyesight ended hopes of a military career, so at age 16, Kipling returned to India as a journalist, winning acclaim for his poems. Rudyard Kipling fell in love with his friend’s sister, Caroline Balestier, while visiting in America. They married and settled in Vermont, where two of their children were born. There Kipling wrote Captains Courageous and The Jungle Books. Once back in England, Rudyard Kipling declined King George V’s offer of Knighthood, Poet Laureate and Order of Merit, though accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Kipling’s works include: Kim, Wee Willie Winkie, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Gunga Din. Ronald Reagan, in a speech near the end of his Presidential career, December 13, 1988, stated: “As I prepare to lay down the mantle of office…I cannot help believe that what Rudyard Kipling said of another time and place is true today for America: ‘We are at the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.’ Thank you, and God bless you.”|
There are many Churches who seem to feel that they have to seduce their followers. As if God looks down on them and sees the number and is happy. Like politicians’s making promises and offers to get people to vote for them.
Most people come to realize that the politicians is going to sell them out and the promises that they give are not worth the air that it took to vent them. And yet people fill the hall’s of the mega-churches with Pastors who tell them all their dreams will come true. Why is this? Why do some of the same people who wouldn’t trust the politician further than they could throw them, trust these Pastors with their eternal lives?
The answer is sad. The truth is that they are not true believers. For many of them, it is not because they don’t want to be, they do. But they haven’t received the seed from their Pastor. A Pastor cannot give what they do not have to give. And a Pastor that uses seduction to get followers is a Pastor that is not a true believer himself.
Their Churches look good, beautiful buildings, great choirs, and a Pastor that has great voice and a story that moves you. But what are they promising? Are they telling their followers that all God requires is to show up?
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son in order taht we may have eternal life.”
After the Resurrection when the disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain as Jesus had instructed them,
Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ” All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen
Most Churches teach the first part and many are very good at making disciples. And that is how they seduce their followers. They make them think the first part is important, but that there is a lot of leeway in the second part. The part that says “teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.”
Please do not get me wrong, I am not saying that every mega-church is a false church. What I am saying is that those that promise to give you all your desires just for you money and your attendance are churches that do not have God. If they do not have God, they can not share Him either.
Matthew Chapters 5-7, the “Sermon on the Mount“, tells us exactly what His commandments are. We are not perfect. He knows that we will not be able to do everything, and He has already told us that He will forgive us, but only if we accept the responsibility and try to do our best.
This is where the false Churches, those that seduce rather than save, lead their followers astray. They tell people they have to do nothing but accept Jesus as their savior, and this is just the beginning of our journey to Christ.
There will be some who have had the seed planted that will still feel the need to seek and in doing so will find God. But those who want the easy way, and their reward on earth, they will receive the reward they desire for the most part, but it won’t be in heaven, and it won’t be with God. Because that is not what they want.
If our responsibilities as followers of Christ ended with the Resurrection, we wouldn’t have needed Paul’s transformation and the many books that God added to the Bible through his hand. And the enlightenment that he added in his instructions to the Churches such as Ephesians, where he gives us further instructions on our lives as followers of Christ.
What I am trying to show is that the Resurrection is the beginning of Christianity, Jesus gave His life, then God sent the Holy Spirit so that we could continue on the path He started us on. It begins with Jesus!
But it ends with Jesus too! Because He is returning. And when He returns, we will stand in judgement. Those that accepted Him will be the first that He sees, we have been marked with the blood that He shed for us. The seed planted has brought new growth and the old mas has dies with the new reborn. This He will see.
What of those that were seduced into accepting their reward here on earth? They will have already received it my friends. They will have made their choice. Christ will be able to know their heart, He will know whether they truly believed and whether they chose the easy way or the narrow path.
Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Romans 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in you mortal body, that you should obey it in it lusts.
Romans 8:27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 14:11 For it is written:
“As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”
When I was in elementary school, we had a little game that we would play in which we would touch someone and say, “You have cooties.” Of course, we had to have a way to defend ourselves, so when someone would touch us and claim they just gave us cooties, we would say, “Not me, I don’t have cooties.” Then we would hold out our hands, revealing the handwritten initials, C.P., which stood for “cootie protection.”
I think Christians are sometimes that way around unbelievers. They appear as though they are avoiding all contact with them. I can understand not wanting to be influenced in a bad way. But how about influencing others in a good way?
Jesus said that as Christians, we are to be salt and light. In Jesus’ day, salt was used as a preservative. It was rubbed into meat to stop the rotting process. So, as salt in a culture, Christians are to stop the spread of corruption. But another thing salt does is stimulate thirst. So we are to stop the spread of corruption and stimulate a thirst for God in others.
In addition to being salt, Christians are to be light, which means that we are to proclaim the gospel and do good works. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
We are called to be salt and light—to live a godly life. It is God’s job to identify the fake Christians, to determine the true from the false.
God has planted us as believers in this world. He has put His people in the culture to influence it, to make a difference. God is not calling us as believers to isolate, but to infiltrate.
Taken from “A Positive Influence” by Harvest Ministries (used by permission).
One of the most discussed questions among Christians and those who are not Christian, but wish to know about God, is the question of free will and choice. DISCIPLEGIDEON has an extremely enlightening post about this subject. I posted part of it below, but please read the rest at DISCIPLEGIDEON!
I was listening to a Christian broadcast radio show this evening and it was one of those call-in shows, something like “Ask the Pastor”, where they took live phone calls and answered questions. I was privy to an excellent Q&A started by a 10-year old boy. The question went something like this: Do angels have free will like men do? And if God created angels to do his work, why did Satan turn away from God?
The pastor explained how angels and men have their own wills and can make choices on their own. That Satan chose to try to elevate his glory to that of God’s. And that God above all, honors choice. The pastor referred back to scripture and explained that when Satan rebelled, that he took one-third of the angels in heaven. Thus showing that angels indeed do have a choice…just like man has a choice.
This got me thinking. Everything in creation is under the law of God. His majesty is magnified in His creation. The laws of physics, the laws of the universe, the laws of light and energy, the laws of life and all of its processes. The only thing not under the law of God is choice. And if you think about it, it is what makes choice valuable…to God! The choice to love God is precious in His sight; if God had made us without the choice and we “automatically” loved God…then there is no intrinsic value in it for Him! So our choice to love God, brings Him glory and is the supreme desire of His heart. Do you believe that? Read the rest at DISCIPLEGIDEON
American Minute with Bill Federer
Armenia, the first nation to become Christian during the Roman era, called its capitol of Ani, the “city of a 1,001 churches,” but beginning in 1071 AD, Muslim Turks invaded, making Christians second-class citizens called “dhimmi” and forcing boys to convert and serve in the Muslim army as “Janissaries.” When the Ottoman Empire declined in the 1880′s, Greeks, Serbs and Romanians won independence, but Armenia was trapped by Sultan Abdul Hamid, who killed 100,000. During World War I, three generals, called “Young Turks,” killed over a million men, women and children, marching them into deserts, throwing them off cliffs or burning them alive. Armenian cities of Kharpert, Van and Ani were leveled. Russia came to their aid till the Bolshevik revolution began. Armenia’s pleas at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference led President Wilson in a failed effort to make Armenia a U.S. protectorate. Woodrow Wilson, who was born DECEMBER 28, 1856, told Congress, May 24, 1920: “The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has established the truth of the reported massacres and other atrocities from which the Armenian people have suffered… Sympathy for Armenia among our people has sprung from untainted consciences, pure Christian faith and an earnest desire to see Christian people everywhere succored in their time of suffering.”
An attack of smallpox when he was four-years-old left him with crippled hands and poor eyesight. Overcoming those handicaps, he studied Copernicus’ works and at age 23 became a professor of astronomy. His name was Johannes Kepler, born DECEMBER 27, 1571. His laws of planetary motion, known as Kepler’s Laws, helped Newton formulate the theory of gravity. In his work, “The Harmonies of the World,” book five, Kepler stated: “O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!…The book is written, to be read either now or by posterity, I care not which. It may be well to wait a century for a reader, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.” In comparing celestial orbits of the planets with polyphonic harmonies in music, Kepler wrote: “Holy Father, keep us safe in the concord of our love for one another, that we may be one just as Thou art with Thy Son, Our Lord, and with the Holy Ghost, and just as through the sweetest bonds of harmonies Thou hast made all Thy works one,” Kepler continued: “and that from the bringing of Thy people into concord, the body of Thy Church may be built up in the Earth, as Thou didst erect the heavens themselves out of harmonies.”
(A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this).
I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.
I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up– 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold..
The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it, it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope .., and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.
That deer EXPLODED. The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer– no Chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined.. The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals.
A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope.
I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer’s momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in. I didn’t want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder – a little trap I had set before hand…kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.
Did you know that deer bite?
They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when ….. I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and slide off to then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head–almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts.
The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective.
It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.
That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.
Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp… I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -like a horse –strikes at you with their hooves and you can’t get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.
This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.
Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.
I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope……to sort of even the odds!!
All these events are true so help me God… An Educated Farmer.
I did not know this…
When you drink whiskey over ice, it can give you heart problems.
When you drink gin over ice, it can give you brain problems.
Apparently, ice is really bad for you.
Warn all your friends.
California I mean! They might as well give it away. They are not going to be able to keep it running for very much longer at the rate that they are going. I came across the story yesterday, that they were going to quit towing cars of people that did not have license’s. I wonder if that really makes sense to them. Or maybe they just think that it is racist or something to ticket and tow cars of people who don’t have licenses.
Does this mean that all the people who do have licenses are going to be paying the penalty, while those that don’t will get off without it? What is the incentive to get a license then? Have they thought of that? How are they going to have any revenue coming in if they forfeit all of it up front? I mean seriously, do they think that people are going to keep standing in line to go before rude people to get a license and pay for it, when if they don’t have it there are no consequences?
And what does California use the revenue from licenses and tickets for anyway? Do they not need the money all of a sudden? Isn’t is discrimination to pick one class of people and allow them to get off without punishment and make the rest of the people pay?
What is next California? You might as well throw in the towel now, as you obviously have no desire to be solvent. Why not just treat everyone the same! Wouldn’t that be fair? How about no exceptions, every body goes by the same rules? Or would that simply be too easy?
- California To Stop Towing Unlicensed Drivers (huffingtonpost.com)
- California to stop towing unlicensed drivers (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Unlicensed Drivers (beatcop.wordpress.com)
- Driving in California with an Out-of-state drivers license a criminal offense? (ask.metafilter.com)
- California to stop towing unlicensed drivers (sfgate.com)
The first six months of the Revolutionary War saw the Continental Army chased from New York, New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Ranks dwindled from 20,000 to 2,000 exhausted soldiers – most leaving at year’s end when their six-month enlistment was up. Expecting British invasion, the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia and sent the word “until Congress shall otherwise order, General Washington be possessed of full power to order and direct all things.” In an operation with the password “Victory or Death,” Washington’s troops crossed the ice-filled Delaware River at midnight Christmas Day. Trudging in a blinding blizzard, with one soldier freezing to death, they attacked the feared Hessian troops in Trenton, New Jersey, at daybreak DECEMBER 26, 1776, capturing nearly a thousand soldiers in just over an hour. Some Americans were shot, including James Monroe, the future 5th President. General Washington wrote August 20, 1778: “The Hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this – the course of the war – that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more wicked that has not gratitude to acknowledge his obligations; but it will be time enough for me to turn Preacher when my present appointment ceases.”
Christmas Thoughts from Presidents Past – Sunday, December 25, 2011
President Hoover wrote in 1932: “Your CHRISTMAS Service held each year at the foot of a living tree which was alive at the time of the birth of Christ..should be continued as a further symbol of the unbroken chain of life leading back to this great moment in the spiritual life of mankind.” President Eisenhower remarked in 1960: “Through the ages men have felt the uplift of the spirit of CHRISTMAS. We commemorate the birth of the Christ Child by…giving expression to our gratitude for the great things that His coming has brought about in the world.” President Carter commented in 1977: “CHRISTMAS has a special meaning for those of us who are Christians, those of us who believe in Christ, those of us who know that almost 2,000 years ago, the Son of Peace was born.” President Reagan stated in 1983: “CHRISTMAS is a time…to open our hearts to…millions forbidden the freedom to worship a God who so loved the world that He gave us the birth of the Christ Child so that we might learn to love.” Reagan continued: “The message of Jesus is one of hope and joy. I know there are those who recognize CHRISTMAS DAY as the birthday of a wise teacher…then there are others of us who believe that he was the Son of God, that he was divine.”
On Christmas eve, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Haiti. Columbus left 40 men and named the settlement la Navidad, promising to return the next year. He wrote that day to Spain’s King and Queen: “In all the world there can be no better or gentler people. Your Highnesses should feel great joy, because presently they will be Christians, and instructed in the good manners of your realms.” Also on DECEMBER 24, in the year 1946, lighting the National Christmas Tree, President Truman said: “Our…hopes of future years turn to a little town in the hills of Judea where on a winter’s night two thousand years ago the prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled. Shepherds keeping watch by night over their flock heard the glad tidings of great joy from the angels of the Lord singing, ‘Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, peace, good will toward men.’” President Truman continued: “If we will accept it, the star of faith will guide us into the place of peace as it did the shepherds on that day of Christ’s birth long ago..” Truman concluded: “Through all the centuries, history has vindicated His teaching. In this great country of ours has been demonstrated the fundamental unity of Christianity and democracy.”ord and Saviour Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy.”
Just this week we find that the Obama administration is removing 75% of the National Guard troops that have been helping protect our borders, and this leaves us much more vulnerable to the increasing violence in Mexico. Violence that has been helped along by the very same Obama administration who in letting guns cross into Mexico through Fast and Furious, is helping to destabilize the government of that country. The death and destruction by the drug cartels is spilling over our borders, and endangering all our citizens, but especially those that live along that same border. That border that is increasingly disappearing as the Obama administration is blocking the Border Patrol and regular Americans from areas of land that join it. Those same areas of land that drug runners and human smugglers are using to bring goods and destruction into this country. Those same drug runners and human smugglers that the Obama administration are refusing to arrest and when they are arrested by local law enforcement officers, are released to commit more crimes here in the United States. All the while that same Obama administration is prosecuting the law enforcement officers, who are trying to protect the citizens of this country, and accusing them of civil rights violations.
I have to ask what about the civil rights of every American citizen that the Obama administration is refusing to protect? What about the civil rights of every American that the lawless Obama administration is putting into more danger everyday? What about the oath that they took to uphold the Constitution? Did they get it wrong and think that they were elected to protect some other country? Or are they deliberately weakening our borders and arming our enemies?
Read this story from Godfather Politics and then try to answer the question as to who the Obama administration is actually serving!
Obama Spending Money Not to Protect US-Mexico Border
Under the Bush administration, Congress had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to take proper measures to protect the US-Mexico border. Part of that order included authorization to build a steel fence along part of the border. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) contracted with a company for the purchase and storage of enough steel to erect 651 miles of security fencing along the 2,000 mile border.
Nearly 299 miles of fence was erected by the time Obama won the election and made it known that he opposed the fencing off of the border. When construction was halted, there was still over 27,000 tons of steel valued around $44 million still in storage. Storage fees for the steel added up to nearly $10 million because the federal government had not moved the steel from the contracted storage facility to a government facility.
The US Inspector General’s office has been looking into the CBP border protection program and issued this statement,
“As a result, Customs and Border Protection purchased more steel than needed, incurred additional storage costs, paid interest on late payments, and approved a higher-priced subcontractor, resulting in additional expenditures of about $69 million that could have been put to better use.”