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Salute to Our Veterans — God bless you All

Veterans sacrifice so that those of us who remain behind, may retain our freedom. Too often they are ignored or demeaned when they should be saluted and honored. Veterans Day is set aside by a one time grateful nation to do just that, honor and salute those who have served and sacrificed. While I am no longer sure that this nation is grateful for the sacrifice given, I know that I am. This post is a reminder to honor those who have served and are serving. If you love our Vets please take a moment to pray for them and pray for peace. Perhaps one day soon, it will no longer be needed for some to sacrifice for others.

Veteran’s Day Prayer

Dear Lord,
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs
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Veteran’s Day Prayer

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Agenda 21 alert for Arkansas (via Secure Arkansas)

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Dear friends,

The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting five public workshops in February on its proposal for cost-cutting changes at its parks, according to a news release. Please see the announcement below for information on the Army Corps of Engineers public workshops being held in February.

If anyone in Secure Arkansas can attend any of these meetings near you, please do so and let us know what occurs at the meetings. If you are a Secure Arkansas director, please make it a point to attend one of these meetings because we simply cannot afford not to. We must be there. This will pertain to Agenda 21.

The Corps’ Little Rock District is considering changing operations at 29 parks, including closing 13 campgrounds, four partial campgrounds, four day-use areas, one partial day-use area and nine boat ramps.

The district’s operation and maintenance budget has been cut by about $17 million this year, the news release said. The already-proposed recreation changes will reduce costs by an estimated $1.9 million annually.

Also under consideration are ideas to shorten the season at many parks and reducing the frequency of trash pickup, cleaning and mowing and other maintenance work. The district expects to hire fewer temporary park rangers and contract park attendants as well.

There will be no group presentations during the workshops, but members of the public are invited to talk individually with Corps representatives. Workers will also accept written comments at the workshops.

Workshops will be held at:

Clearwater Lake, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 9, Clearwater Project Office adjacent to Clearwater Dam in Piedmont, Missouri

Greers Ferry Lake, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 9, William Carl Garner Visitor Center on Arkansas 25 North, just west of Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs

Lake Nimrod, Lake Dardanelle and Toad Suck Ferry and Murray pools of the Arkansas River, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 14, Russellville Project Office at 1598 Lock and Dam Road in Russellville

Ozark Lake, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 16, Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative at 1811 W. Commercial St. in Ozark

Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 21, Mountain Home Project Office at 324 W. Seventh St. in Mountain Home

More information about proposed changes to specific recreation areas is available on the website of the Corps’ Little Rock District.

Securing the blessings of liberty,

SecureArkansas@gmail.com

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Patriot Update

Dear Patriot

Dear USO Supporter –Right now, you can help answer an urgent call for help from our troops.

The USO has received an extraordinary number of requests for USO2GO shipments — bundles designed to help our troops relax and recharge in the midst of tough duty far away from home. This month alone, we need more than 20,000 USO2GO shipments to keep pace with what commanding officers and USO centers in the field are telling us the troops need most.

With an immediate response from USO supporters like you, we can quickly answer these calls for help.

Let our troops know they can count on you. Send your donation of $20 or more to rush these necessary USO2GO shipments to the front lines.

Just think what your willingness to step forward and help will mean to troops serving at isolated outposts in the remote mountains of Afghanistan. Imagine the joy you can bring to American heroes completing their third or fourth deployment away from loved ones.

USO2GO shipments are about more than just delivering snacks, furniture, games, musical instruments, and sports equipment to our troops.

A powerful message of thanks accompanies each and every shipment. It lets our service men and women know that there are folks back home who honor their sacrifices and admire their service.

Help deliver a touch of home to our troops. Send a donation of $20 or more to ship a record number of USO2GO kits to our troops as quickly as possible.

Thank you for answering this special call for support. Your donation will really mean a lot and help us deliver for our troops.

Sincerely,

Kelli Seely
USO Chief Development Officer

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(USRSF) (via Boudica BPI Weblog)

(USRSF) The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the US Redneck Special Forces (USRSF). These southern boys will be dropped in Afghanistan knowing only these facts about terrorists.1. The season opened today. 2. There is no limit. 3. They taste just like chicken. 4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus. 5. They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt. The Pentagon expects the … Read More

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More Life With Big Brother (via partneringwitheagles)

More Life With Big Brother   You are a terrorist. Did you know that? Recently, the FBI started sending copies of a letter to military surplus stores in Colorado under the premise of a new program called “Communities Against Terrorism.” Their intent is to have Americans report on fellow law-abiding citizens if they suspect them of any terrorist activities. But here’s the catch: Guess who they want to be viewed as “suspicious”?   People who “insist on paying in cash”; People … Read More

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Marine poem

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Marines Want This Circulated!
THE UNITED STATES NAVY SALUTES OUR U.S. . MARINE CORPS….
THE MARINES WANT THIS TO ROLL ALL OVER THE U.S. , Canada and The World
Please don’t delete this until you send it on,Let’s send it around the world.
FRIENDS ARE BORN, NOT MADE
This is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad. For those who take the time to read it,you’ll see a letter from him to his dad at the bottom. It makes you truly thankful for not only the Marines, but ALL of our troops.
THE MARINE
We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.
In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around..
Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I’ll give my life,
So you can live the American way.
I give you the right
To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups,
And protest in our streets.
But still I fight on,
I don’t bitch, I don’t whine.
I’m just one of the people
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I’m harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I’m the immortal soldier,
I’m a U..S. MARINE!
So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they’ve shown.
Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.
So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you’ve won.
Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor.
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.
But when your time comes,
Do what I’ve done.
For if you stand up for freedom,
You’ll stand when the fight’s done
By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert , US Marine Corps
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July 23
Hey Dad,
Do me a favor and label this ‘The Marine’ and send it to everybody on your email list. Even leave this letter in it. I want this rolling all over the US and Canada and The World. I want every home reading it. Every eye seeing it And every heart to feel it. So can you please send this for me? I would but my email time isn’t that long and I don’t have much time anyway.
You know what Dad? I wondered what it would be like to truly understand what JFK said in his inaugural speech.’When the time comes to lay down my life for my country, I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome it.’ Well, now I know. And I do… Dad, I welcome the opportunity to do what I do. Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I will miss the birth of our first born child, I would do it 70 times over to fight for the place that God has made for my home. I love you all and I miss you very much. I wish I could be there when Sandi has our baby,but tell her that I love her, and Lord willing, I will be coming home soon. Give Mom a great big hug from me and give one to yourself too.
Aaron
Please let this marine (and all our military) know we care by passing his poem onto your friends even if you don’t usually take time to forward mail…do it this time!
Thanks,
Let’s help Aaron’s dad spread the word ……FREEDOM isn’t FREE
Someone pays for you and me.
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Fast and Furious: Obama Administration linked to no less than 11 Violent Crimes (via YourDaddy’s Politics)

Fast and Furious: Obama Administration linked to no less than 11 Violent Crimes It's time to indict these 'Top US Officials'! Related articles AG Holder and Obama reward ATF agents in Fast and Furious scandal with promotions. (yourdaddy.net) ATF's 'Fast and Furious' firearms tracked to at least 11 violent crimes (tancredoradio.wordpress.com) Rep. Chaffetz "Fast and Furious" Witness Questioning : … Read More

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Sunday: Around the horn…. or “Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition…” (via LeatherneckM31)

Sunday: Around the horn.... or "Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition..." Thus far I have few problems with Texas Gov. Rick Perry's early campaign tactics… coming in stealth mode and announcing after the Ames straw vote charade, avoided unnecessary conflict with GOP party leadership. His initial rhetoric in his first address as a candidate hit many of the simple, right notes with conservatives both here and abroad: "…. I will not sit back and accept the path that America is on, because a great country requires a be … Read More

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Remember (via LeatherneckM31)

Remember Find the cost of freedom Buried in the ground Mother Earth will swallow you Lay your body down Chief Petty Officer Robert Reeves, 32, (left ) and his best friend, Lt. Commander Jonas Kelsall, 33, died together when their special operations chopper was shot down by Afghan insurgents Saturday in eastern Afghanistan. Classmates in Shreveport, La., both became SEALs and were on the ill-fated mission to back up an Army Ranger unit caught in an ambush. … Read More

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Imposting The ISAF (via Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead)

Imposting The ISAF Handicaps… In saddle racing, they're called 'imposts'–the amount of weight a faster horse must carry in order to place him on an even footing with the competition; in chess, it's the pion coiffé–the stronger player, to win, must checkmate the weaker with a particular pawn, marked at the start of play; in golf, it's  the number of strokes an amateur player is allowed to deduct from his total score.  In Barack Obama's America, they're the fisca … Read More

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Obama Signs 84th Executive Order (Agenda 21) Takes Over 16% Rural Farmland (via The Mad Jewess, Donna & Co.)

Watch the video friends and then read the article. If this doesn’t scare you noting will. If the government manages to take control of our land and communities this way and cede it to the UN, we have no chance of survival. Not even as a third world county. We will cease to exist and the land will be allocated to the state while we will live in small concentrate areas that are a more like ant hives. No ownership, nothing. Educate yourself and your friends and neighbors. Attend your city council meetings and make sure they are not doing this behind your back. The government has declared war on the people of this country and we must not let them win.

We must take back our Country.Wake Up America! Yes, your stomach will turn after reading, viewing this one, and breathe deep. The SOB, Commie Obama, the dictator, while we were captivated with naked crotch shots, sneaked passed, and signed his 86th Executive Order, (13575) on June 9th, 2011. Food, fiber and energy are in his command now, 16% of rural America, once its bread basket. But, didn’t the Army’s Corps of Engineers blow an 11,000-foot hol … Read More

via The Mad Jewess, Donna & Co.


Drafting Seniors

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This is from my friend who always seems to come up with some real zingers. Enjoy!

Drafting Guys Over 60This is funny & obviously written by a Former Soldier… New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60!

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least 35.

For starters, researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds..Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven’t lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. ‘My back hurts! I can’t sleep, I’m tired and hungry.’ We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for awhile.

An 18-year-old doesn’t even like to get up before 10am.. Old guys always get up early to pee, so what the hell. Besides, like I said, I’m tired and can’t sleep and since I’m already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch.

If captured we couldn’t spill the beans because we’d forget where we put them.
In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys.. We’re used to getting screamed and yelled at and we’re used to soft food. We’ve also developed an appreciation for guns. We’ve been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.

They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I’ve been in combat and never saw a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I’ve never seen anyone outrun a bullet..

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He’s still learning to shave, to start a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn’t figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm’s way.

Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons, who know that their best years are already behind them.

HEY!! How about recruiting Women over 50…in menopause!!! You think MEN have attitudes??

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!! If nothing else, put them on border patrol. They’ll have it secured the first night!

Send this to all of your senior friends, … if you can remember how!


Honor the Fallen: The Cost of War: this 4th of July (via The Mad Jewess, Donna & Co.)

These are the pictures of the fallen military, the cost of freedom.  Take the time to view the video in its entirety. You will experience heavy heart, when you glanced at their pictures. The music is live by The Wandering Madman.  It is powerful and soul-searching with layers upon layers of lyrical elements. Maybe you know someone who laid down their life for our Country.  Their picture is there. Not one photo is repeated. Is it fair that War is … Read More

via The Mad Jewess, Donna & Co.


What is Fair Pay for our Military Personel? (via blogsense-by-barb)

Time to wake up people and realize that this administration considers the military as their personal slaves. They use them to further their agenda without consideration of the costs to them, their families or their friends. They have no understanding of the difficulty that the military men and women go through every day, and yet have no hesitation to send them into harms way. They expect them to get by on less than a living wage and are amazed that they might have the audacity to want more. The women that had the gall to say that they didn’t need any more should have her own pay lower and get by on the same amount that a person entering service at the bottom of the rung, receives. We would see them how long it would be before she decided that she needed and deserved a raise.

What do WE THE PEOPLE think is FAIR PAY for those who stand on the front lines of combat in uniform? Many of the lower ranked service members qualify for food stamps and other “low income” programs. How can this be??? SNOPES.com -verified “Help me to be, to think, to act what is right, make me truthful, honest and honorable in all things: make me intellectually honest for the sake of right and honor and without thought of reward to me.” (Prayer c … Read More

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Tribute and Prayers For Our Military Men And Women


The US “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines (via beawaretoday)

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Please keep these marines in your prayers. Too often, we go about our daily lives and forget those whom are giving their lives and time to protect our country!

We are asking everyone to say a prayer for the US “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan and have lost 9 Marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE IT ON EVERYONE’S PAGE…Even if its only for an hour, come on guys show your support! I am HONORED to re-post this! Thank you to ALL of “OUR” service men and women!!! … Read More

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Randy’s Right Alert…White House Threatens to Veto Troop Funding Bill by Paul Revere Radio (via Randy’s Right)

Commander in Chief to troops, get lost. It seems that the project to kill babies is much more important to this administration, that the security of the country or the three wars that we are involved in. The arrogance of a man who thinks what he wants is the only thing that counts is unbelievable, but it is also dangerous. The young men and women who are the pawns in Barack Obama’s game of chicken, deserve to be treated with much greater respect. The callousness of telling them that he will not approve a continuing resolution in order that they might receive their pay shows that the man is unfit to command.
In another time, a commander such as Barack Obama is, would find himself abandon on the field or tossed over the side of a ship. In a way, it is almost a shame that we are too civilized now. But that does not mean that he should keep him command. In 2012 we have the chance to show Barack Obama the civilized way to get rid of an unfit commander.

Randy's Right Alert...White House Threatens to Veto Troop Funding Bill by Paul Revere Radio http://paulrevereradio.ning.com/profiles/blogs/white-house-threatens-to-veto?xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_url   Important Information that you should know about! The White House just issued a veto threat on a bill that would keep the government from shutting down, without stating a single policy justification for its threatened veto.  Since there are no policy reasons given for this veto threat, one can only conclude that the motivation is pol … Read More

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Obama’s Jihad On America

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If you look at what Barack Obama is doing to this country and you take his word that he is smart, then you have to ask “Why are you trying to destroy this country?” No one who is even halfway intelligent would pursue policies that would lead to the total destruction of the way of life of many Americans. Not only the way of life, but the lives themselves in many cases.
Since they have taken office, the Obama administration has:
1. Recinded mining permits for Coal and Rare Earth Metals(the ones that are used in making many of the electronics that we use everyday, including the ipad and the smart phones.)
2. Stopped most of the drilling on off-shore oil wells(and many of the on shore ones as well).
3. Put regulations on coal fired energy plants(to the point that many will be closing because they are unable to meet the costs to comply).
4.Are in the process of putting regulations on the insurance industry(so much so that many of those businesses will no longer be able to survive).
I could keep going, but what would be the point? The actions of the Obama administration always lead to the loss of jobs for the American people, and the loss of the standard of living for all those people. And when hundreds of thousands of businesses are no longer viable it hurts everyone in this country.
So what is the reason for this Jihad against the American people and the country itself? Do they think that what they are doing is going to make the country better? Or is there some other reason for what they do?
What are we doing allowing them to get away with destroying this country? When are we going to stand up and say stop? When are we going to realize that our real enemies are already attacking us?

Amplify’d from www.americanthinker.com
In Barack Obama’s economy, it appears as if making a philosophical point is worth the loss of American lives.  For example, in an appeal to the gay lobby, Obama mandated that, in the midst of war, our military be purposely distracted from the pressing issue of defeating the Taliban by giving precedence to gay sensitivity training on the battlefield.
In addition, the President of the United States seems committed to strengthening America’s enemies by ignoring the true motives of those whose intent is to do us harm.  On more than one occasion, after military personnel were murdered in cold blood by “Allahu Akbar“-screaming terrorists, Obama — careful not to be offensive to Islam — refused to refer to terrorism as such.  Instead, rather than condemn the obvious, an emotionless Obama called an act of holy war a “horrific outburst of violence,” leaving the judgment of jihadists to formal inquiry.

North Korea and Pakistan are nuked up.  Iran and even Venezuela are careening in that direction.  China and Russia, try as they might to pretend otherwise, are poised for military alliance, while Obama’s “world without nuclear weapons” national security policy is at work undermining America’s ability to defend itself.
In the hopes of spurring a “denuclearization discipleship” in an increasingly dangerous world, Obama decided to emasculate the United States through disarmament.  Barack’s nuclear-free world mantra is devoid of “Peace through strength…trust but verify and beware of evil in the modern world.”  In a schoolyard full of bullies dying to take a shot at America’s skull with a baseball bat, little Barry has chosen to come to the fight with a water pistol.

Read more at www.americanthinker.com

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Diversity or Adversity

Ellen Radner has post today that you can read for yourself at http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=244133. Basically, it comes down to we should adopt New Mexico’s diversity of culture, because that is what all of America should look like.
Mz. Radner’s view of New Mexico is an interesting perspective, but false in it’s basic premise. She’s right about the cultural diversity, and the rich history, but that diversity has survived because the people wanted it to. When you try to force diversity down peoples throat simply to satisfy your own personal beliefs on what it should look like, you simply create more anger and distrust in any community, or country.

New Mexico has built on it’s diversity for a couple of hundred years.To go to the rest of the country, that has a rich culture of their own, whether it be dutch, amish, swede, italian, greek, chinese, or any other of the diverse peoples of this wonderful country, and tell them that because millions of illegals have been here for years, that we should just overlook that, and give them citizenship, is insane.

The idea that you should disrespect the efforts of people who have come here legally and reward those who have chosen to break the law is by it very concept, contrary to any normal persons idea of fairness. To tell everyone who obeys the laws that their children are worth less than those people who broke the laws to come here simply is an insult, to our children, to the legal immigrants, to our country. To want to help children is admirable, but there are already options for them to gain citizenship. If they qualify, they can join the military now and gain citizenship that way. They would also be able to qualify for the same benefits that all other military men and women are able to receive.

And for those who believe that it is unchristian to deny those who are here illegally a free pass, perhaps they should actually spend some time reading the bible.  Titus 3:1 “Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work”.That is not to say that we don’t have the ability to work within the law to change the law itself, but that we don’t reward those who break that same law.

We have a country that has the framework to change laws if enough people want to change them and can elect people who will follow our desires. But is must be a majority of elected people, as well as an executive and judicial review. God has given us a unique country, unlike any other, both in the way we were established and the way we have given to others.

If we lose that uniqueness, simply for a few peoples idea of diversity, we have lost much more than our country and our history. We will have lost our future.


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