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  1. 17 points
    Hey ya'll... I don't know how to start, but when you have have your whole world shaken up like a rag doll it's not easy. If ya'll follow me at all, ya'll know I love life, I goof off a lot, but always try to keep the priorities of life straight. Let's just say we as a family went out last night, got home from a movie (my daughter's B-Day treat) and when she and my son went to discuss some "issues" he was going through she noticed a scar on his wrist. When it came out, and I finally got to see it... you guessed it... he had not only tried to cut himself... it went further than that. The "cut" was already a couple of days old.. how he hid it from us I'll never know? The incision he had made had spread out over 1/2" wide, so you know that had to be pretty deep. Even though it was a couple of days old I still rushed him to the emergency room anyway because there was infection in the the 3" long cut. Now as a former youth worker I had dealt with "other kids" cutting themselves (something I have never really understood"... but there is something about when your own kid does, esp. when it takes you totally by surprise. The two worst things about it were that he just missed an artery... meaning we would be planning a funeral right now (based on the direction of the cut... if you don't know what I mean, maybe it's best you don't know!), and that he had not only hid it, but downplayed it when we discovered it. At the emergency room they basically treated him, confirmed how much of a "close call it was", and then stepped in and placed him in a mental health facility until they know for sure he is in a better mind frame then when he did that. Apart from having almost no sleep last night.. our world has been shaken something fierce. As many of ya'll know I make no bones about trusting in the Almighty.... I don't ever cram it down anyone's face, but we do believe He has a plan for each and every one of us. I was told not to spread it to family and our "families friends"... but he never specified my "DV family" (to me that is a legal loop hole I am going to exploit ). Our adopted son is such an amazing kid, very smart, deep thinker, but pretty quiet around home. He has never adjusted well to our move to the Music City, having made no real close friends here, and having to deal what to us has been the most difficult/testing years of our lives. He is now 18 yrs. old but it seems the poor kid is having a hard time grabbing onto hope for his own future. I am still in shock, and don't hardly know what to say... except to ask for ya'll's prayer's for our son if you would, and for Mom and Dad too... we could sure use it right now. Today was a very rough day... they wouldn't let us see him, so we have just been replaying all the "what if's" in our head. I am however so thankful to God that we do have a second chance.... something not every parent gets. I consider myself as what us guys would call "a man's man" taught never to cry, or show much emotion... but that has all changed today... it was hard to get through the day. We are very "discombobulated" with a broken heart right now, and we would appreciate it if you'll would stand in prayer for this fine young man that God has gifted us with, and pray for my wife and I as well. We would greatly appreciate it. I know like all of us, our son has a future if he would just try and see it. That's about all I can say for right now... except thanks ahead of time! Sorry this is so long... and I know many of you are dealing with many tough issues as well... feel free to hijack this thread if ya'll have some pressing needs as well.. that's what family is for!
  2. 15 points
    Adam Montana] This will be the first OFFICIAL chat of the New Year, I'll be doing the normal Q&A in a moment, but first - the current State of the Dinar [Adam Montana] there is a bunch of rumors floating around - people are saying Talabani is dead, there has been an announcement of an official pending rate of over $3, one chat I read even mentioned Shabibi coming back and taking Maliki's place.... can we insert a "facepalm" here? Some of these "gurus" need to be put on a leash or forced to take their medecine [Adam Montana] Here's a confirmation and a debunking on all those: There is no verifiable facts on any of that. [Adam Montana] So, aside from the usual clowning around from the other sites, here's what IS going on [Adam Montana] Fiscal Year 2013 for Iraq is here. This means nothing by itself, but now that we're past that mark we can start looking for more important stuff... like ratifications and serious votes on serious matters such as foreign policy, Iraqi banking and financial structures, and most importantly - HCL and Chapter 7 [Adam Montana] Now, Iraq itself does not have much to do with the DECISION that needs to be made on Chapter 7. They have done everything they need to do, they are 100% compliant and there is nothing to legally prevent them from being released unconditionally from Chapter 7 IMMEDIATELY [Adam Montana] HCL is another story - that IS Iraq's baby, and they DO have everything to do with it. For those of you that don't know, the HCL is the "Hydro Carbon Law" - it's a HUGE deal for Iraq, because it influences and even controls where the money goes when they sell oil, who can sell oil to whom, and very significantly - what the Kurdish region of Iraq can do with it's share of the resources [Adam Montana] This is getting serious, hang with me here [Adam Montana] There has been talk for some time now that Kurdistan would simply love to split apart from Iraq, and the thought is that they will do this if Iraq is not going to step up and increase the value of the currency. They feel like "Why should we wait around for these people to get it together when we can just secede, form our own country, and our own CURRENCY, and move forward?" [Adam Montana] This is not the BEST case scenario, and both Kurdistan and Baghdad is well aware of this - the BEST CASE SCENARIO is for Iraq AND the Kurdish region to move forward together, raise the value, raise the power, and succeed. [Adam Montana] The reason I am mentioning all of this is because Kurdistan just recently played what may be a "Power Card" - they've begun working outside of the GOI and doing business on their own. [Adam Montana] There have been oil sales and deals struck which completely excluded the GOI - any time oil is sold from any regioin in Iraq, a portion of that money is supposed to come to the Central Bank. Kurdistan is apparently disregarding that fact. [Adam Montana] This is different than the normal "huffing and puffing" - this is a serious play. This means that if they want to move forward, they are going to get SERIOUS about resolving the HCL... and if you've been following the Dinar for long, you know that the HCL is a major key to the future rise in the value of the Dinar. [Adam Montana] Let's get into the weekly Q&A - kcw, fire away! [kcw] M.Duke Hi Adam Happy New Year ! I just listen to a phone conference that my brother sent me and it said that mastercard has put everything in place to handle the dinar over there and that Visa is starting to do the same . Do you think this is true and if so do you feel that this is a good sign that were about to see this ride come to it's end ? [Adam Montana] Hey M.Duke, thanks for the question. First - be careful with those phone conferences, and take all of what you hear with a grain of salt. If the host is using his "brother" as a factual source for information, I would have to classify that as a "rumor". [Adam Montana] However, that doesn't mean it's not true - I myself have spoken to several of the banks that I am working with and they are all prepared to deal with the Dinar when the ReValue takes place, so I can't imagine MC and VISA would be any different. [Adam Montana] Still, just like my preparations for the VIP group here - I started setting things up well in advance, and any bank that will cash in the Dinar did as well. I'm sure MasterCard, VISA, the IRS, and several other groups have also prepared well in advance - that doesn't say anything about a potential date. [Adam Montana] I'm prepared for retirement, but that doesn't mean I'm retiring tomorrow! [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] Mammaw "Heads of political blocs meet to agree on laws for a vote in the absence of the rule of law " Adam, if they vote on laws with out the rule of law in on it, will they later come back and say it was all unconstitutional? There is a great deal of news that sounds like Iraq is having their "spring", with people in the streets, etc. In your opinion, does this help advance the RV or delay it? Thank you. [Adam Montana] Mawmaw, good question - unfortunately there is no absolute answer. By law they COULD RV and then un-RV - but that would make no sense. My opinion is that IF they pass a law, or vote on something that could be considered unconstitutional.... and they do this IN ORDER to facilitate an RV... so what if they later decide it was unconstitutional?! They aren't stupid - they will choose to ignore that if the benefit is great enough. [Adam Montana] So, I'm rooting for an unconstitutional movement in favor of an RV [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] George2351 Do you get tired of the journey? You have put a lot of time and effort into your future with the RV. How are you making a living? I mean we all thought it would be over by now. That must put your plans of taking care of many people with investments on hold. Just curious. [Adam Montana] I guess it's a bit tiresome at times - I want them to hurry up just as much as the next person. However - I always knew it would be a long process, so I've focused on making sure the Post-RV plans I have for myself, my family, and the VIP members is not tied to any date. I've made sure they are sustainable for the long term and flexible enough to cover a wide variety of scenarios - anything from a ten cent RV to a $3 RV, and anything from a short window to cash in to a slow-grow-cash-in-reinvest-wash-rinse-REPEAT scenario, and more [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] waitingondinar Hi Adam, I have been reading various articles that indicate everything is unraveling in Iraq, and more and more demonstrators want Malaki out ot office. It seems all the forward progress that has been accomplished to this point is slowing coming apart. What is your take on this? Also, the meeting that was supposed to happen with the Emir of Kuwait to remove Iraq out of chapter 7; is that still in the works? How much do you think this has delayed our RV? Thanks [Adam Montana] When you say "I have been reading several articles... unraveling..." - I can't help but think of Chicken Little (no offense!) [Adam Montana] Iraq is moving forward more than back, and at the end of the day I'm only concerned with forward progress. could have held that and various other meetings at any time over the last 3 months - they are in TIGHT control of the situation, and they will release Chapter 7 when the time is absolutely perfect. [Adam Montana] next please [kcw] localcats Morning Adam, We recently read that Iraq needs three readings of a law. Very seldom to we hear anything after 2 readings. We also heard that after 2 readings if the third reading is not done within 2 weeks it automatically becomes law. We have not been able to verify this as a fact. Do you know if it is true? If so they may be further along with the passing of bills then we are lead to believe. p.s. from California GO NINERS. [Adam Montana] I have to say this is the same as the last question [Adam Montana] We have seen this happen several times - 2 readings and then no third. Again, they are in TIGHT control of the situation and until the cards are falling right... they're just not going to pull the trigger. [Adam Montana] Personally, I can appreciate this. I do NOT want to see them fail, especially after being so patient for so long. If it takes another week, two, a month, or even 6 months - I'd rather hang tight than see this all get wrecked by someone with an itchy trigger finger. [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] Osmosis Happy New Year, Adam! There appears to be some consensus that the most logical time for Iraq to initiate an RV is the beginning of their fiscal year, which for them was 1/1/13. Do you believe this to be true, and if so, is there any reason for us to now expect this event prior to 1/1/14? I think I just answered my question by using the word "logical"....... Thanks for creating and maintaining such a great site! [Adam Montana] ! I think you did answer your own question there, good sir [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] idplzr Adam, as always we appreciate you answering all the questions posted here. However, it will be okay by me if you don't answer any questions posted by Niners fans. They should have to wait till next week... GO PACK GO!!! [Adam Montana] go Pack go! [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] countryroads Hi Adam. What, in your opinion, is the one act that will get the RV into gear and to the finish line. Is there any kind of pressure that can be brought to bear on the Iraqi Parliament, or are they immune to everything? HAPPY NEW YEAR!! [Adam Montana] countryroads, I'm glad you asked that question - it's really what prompted me to spend a little extra time in the begining of this chat talking about the HCL and what it means to Iraq as a whole, and also how the Kurdish are involved in it, and why it ties them together so strongly. The HCL is a huge deal, and we are seeing events happen that could push things along faster than I was thinking in the past. [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] userghost Ok a few more questions, is Talabani dead or alive as I have seen several reports conflicting each other. Did Iraq's fiscal year start on 1/1/13 or was it on 1/7/13 as people who use Warka have stated? A long time ago you had reason to believe that the rate coming out could be, could be, .10 s. Do you still believe this, or is there another method that you forsee that is more likely? With all that is going on right now, Maliki trying to dissolve the government and be a dictator, nobody knows whats going on with Talabani, the CBI saying we dont need permision to raise rates ect. What is the best possible outcome of the situations to hope for? Not outcome as in RV, but outcome in the different scenarios to effect the RV. Sorry for all the questions, thanks for taking the time to read them. GO RV! [Adam Montana] userghost, there's a lot of questions there - I'll try to pop back in later this week and answer them, otherwise I'll get to them next week. (I'd be here for hours going through that all!) [Adam Montana] I will say that my opinion of the rate is pretty much the same - 10 cents, maybe a little higher is my gut feeling. I have a suspicion that it could possibly pop at a flat dollar, but that suspicion holds too many doubts for me to give it a lot of weight. [Adam Montana] Of course I would be happy to laugh at those doubts while cashing in! [Adam Montana] My bottom line on the rate is this: I think the most likely case scenario is that we get an announcement at ten cents, and it is floating. We are given 90 days to cash in, and over the course of those 90 days the value could go up to as much as 30-50 cents. [Adam Montana] after that we are using new Iraqi Currency (which I will of course reinvest in) and over the next 5-7 years that will likely double as the Iraqi Dinar makes it's way to 1:1 [Adam Montana] That's my on it. [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] Candy01 Adam, I know you are not a date or rate guy, but do you think the Dinar will RV in January of 2013, or at least by the end of the first quarter 3/31/13?? Thanks Much! [Adam Montana] Hey Candy01, I mentioned a bit earlier in the chat that I see this moving along much faster with the HCL initiatives taking place - so yes, first quarter is possible! [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] jon29 Adam, good morning and Happy New Year. Please bear with me with the following question since I'm not very swift with this stuff. We can piece together from articles and events that Iraq seems to be prepping bit by bit for more international business some time in the future, this is only logical with all the country has to offer, the question I have is this: Will the dinar to dollar exchange rate need to be better (ie: 1 to 1) in order for the country to do more effective and easier business transactions, or does this even matter? Thanks! [Adam Montana] Good question. I don't think it needs to be "better", but an even 1:1 exchange rate would be so simple ANYONE can do the math - this is one of the things that tempts me to wonder if they will come out that high and then LOCK the rate until they recapture all the old (current) IQD. But to answer your question, no - it doesn't "NEED" to be any rate. They could just keep raising it 3,5,17,135, or any number of pips they want until it finally reaches a final rate. [Adam Montana] next please! [kcw] mes I would like to know if you can tell us how much better of a rate we will be able to get by being a vip? What if for some reason when the dinar rvs' and I don't recieve my letter via fed-x in a day or two what should I do? Thanks for everything.....Come on RV............. [Adam Montana] mes, that's another great question. I can't give you an exact figure, but here's some figures to help give you an idea. [Adam Montana] We are expecting a "discounted" spread of anywhere between 2 and 10% off the public spread. (If you don't know what I mean, or someone told you there will be no spread, you NEED to read the free Cash In Guide.) [Adam Montana] Taking my guess of .10, one million dinar is 100,000. If the spread is what we think it will be (normal is ~5% for exotic currency, experts are saying that this is a "special circumstance exotic currency" and will be anywhere from 10% and higher) [Adam Montana] then the spread will be a minimum of $10,000 [Adam Montana] That's on a low end. If by any chance we hit a dollar or higher, then your spread - what you pay to cash in - will be anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 on a million. [Adam Montana] I'm giving the LOWEST possible numbers I can think of right now, but I think it should be obvious that the cash-in benefit as a VIP can easily be worth several thousand or MUCH more... and that's not even mentioning the Post RV investments and many other benefits [Adam Montana] take a look at this link for more info: [Adam Montana] There's truly too much in VIP to even summarize in a short chat like this, so I encourage you to take a look at that page and send an email if you have more questions. [Adam Montana] Plus it supports the site [Adam Montana] next please! [Dinarkicker] Adam Montana all done sir [Adam Montana] SWEET!!!! Then on that note, I'm off to handle some business [Adam Montana] thank you all for your patience, good questions this week [Adam Montana] thank you all
  3. 13 points
    (Wife of Dinar salesman;-)
  4. 10 points
    I KNOW I KNOW -- IT IS A RUMOR -- I have no problem with them myself - they provide a natural high for me and can last for a couple days - the let downs are not nearly as devastating as they use to be - I have come to brace myself just in case -- I surely have no hidden agenda or any intent to hurt anyone - I am no stranger to pain and have had enough to know that I do not want to be the cause of any on another human being --- I have been kinda excited about this scenario because it is rather different and from no Dinar site or connected with any of the well known established intel providers from the past couple of years -- that I know of - okay - I am hoping for everyone -- I know it would help so many who are struggling - I wish I could speed things up - Thanks for your positive comments on the thread - I am sorry for the frustration any of you may be feeling - I hope that will end very soon -
  5. 9 points
    I'm going to bite the bullet, too!!!! Will you join me! President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget.I ' m so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it ' s time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back.I ' m going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I ' m going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I ' m going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that's what sacrifice is all about.I ' ll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth.Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please send this to everyone on your list so people understand how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget – ludicrous "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation... One is by sword... The other is by debt." John Adams 1826 GOD BLESS!!! LORD SEND THE RAIN!!!
  6. 9 points
    Who Neg'd my Post ? If you don't like what Adam said don't take it out on the messenger that posted it I make them clean , colorful , and easy to read for you guys!!!
  7. 9 points
    I whole-heartedly believe that I am here because of God's path for my life... it may not be to gain wealth, it may just be for the knowledge or to meet a certain person or even to learn patience which I have never had... I pray for God to guide my steps, so for whatever reason God has me involved in the dinar at this point in my life.
  8. 9 points
    The easy parts over with... Now come and get them!!! Screw them all!!!!
  9. 9 points
    Zebari discusses with U.S. ambassador strategic framework agreement with the country and the political situation in Iraq Tuesday, December 08, 2 / January 2013 18:41 Baghdad Wayne Research and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, with U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, the strategic framework agreement and the current political situation through which Iraq. The ministry said in a statement received by the agency all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today that "Zebari met on Tuesday, in the Cabinet Office, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, Robert Stephen Beecroft. " The statement added, "During the meeting, they discussed relations, Iraq - U.S. within the Strategic Framework Agreement and the deliberations of the Security Council to end the mandate of the Special Coordinator for missing Kuwaiti property and to remove Iraq from Chapter VII, in addition to the developments of the political situation existing in Iraq and exchanged views on them, were also discussed the situation in the Arab region. "ended
  10. 9 points
    Hey Rod, Given you are likely still in that fog, I want to make sure you don’t miss the extraordinary gifts you have given your son in the past few days. Having worked with kids, you know that so many things can lead to this kind of expression… and some times we just don’t know what the precipitating event is. And with regard to that very issue, I want you to hear me,……; unless that ER nurse was Jesus Junior, there is no way he could conclude that your son’s event meant your son wanted a closer relationship with you (as if that weren't already so) . I’m saying that because I don’t want you to take that on… I’m saying that because I don’t want you to spend your time second guessing what you could or should not have done somewhere down the road. And clearly, imo the statement ignores the beauty of the relationship you actually already have with each other, and the potential already blossoming into something even deeper. Please don’t miss the incredible things you gave to your son and he to you in the unfolding of this event: You showed him you are his dad, and you love him. You gave the gift of of him knowing that no matter what, he will always be your son and you will always love him. You gave your son the gift of knowing you will be there for him during those times he’s not able to be there for himself; that you will be there to protect him, during times he can’t protect himself; that you will stand beside him, in moments of his doubt; that you will do whatever it takes to make sure he is safe because you love him. And when your son down played the significance of his expression, you gave him the gift of knowing he can trust you to do the right thing to keep him safe in times heis confused and in pain. Understood he is 18… and sometimes even when we are68, it’s a profound gift knowing yourdad’s got your back, that he will step up, he will be there, and he will make sure the world is as right as he can make it…. Just like you did for your son Rod And in return, your son gave you the gift of knowing that he absolutely trusts you, he could have bolted for the hills,fought you, refused to engage…. ad infinitum … and he didn’t. He gave you the gift of knowing that he trusts you, his dad… to be his dad…; that he respects you in your decisions about his life when he is in trouble; that he trusts you enough to share his deepest pain, and trusts that you will not abandon him for having done so. Your son gave you the gift of knowing he trusts you so much he is willing to share his vulnerability, and fear. That is a whole lot of trust and respect for an 18 yr old guy to have for his dad. Looks to me like you already have one hellva close relationship and the only thing ya’ll might want to consider, is acknowledging that, showing that, talking about that, and maybe putting into words what you both know in your hearts. Who knows, maybe your son gives the gift of teaching all of us who didn't get the memo; This is the 21stCentury… it is now acceptable, in fact its preferable that fathers and sons be allowed to actually say to one another, “I love you” …… You, your son and family have my prayers Rod…. God Bless and Keep You PS, your son is the cutest little guy on the planet in that picture…. He’s got some depth, wisdom and joy in those eyes… I’ll bet he’s smart as whip….
  11. 9 points
    Thanks for the post Manny. My opinion, this whole "Mystery Lady" and "Ocrush" thing is a load of yak shat. Oakie re-cloaked.
  12. 8 points
    When exactly have i said that we will never make a dime? Lol.....if you can find that statement from me, ill give you all my dinar for free....... I have merely pointed out that the CBI does not intend to RV the dinar like we want based on their statements. Not saying they will without a doubt follow through with that otherwise i wouldnt be here which im sure you can come to that conclusion on your own! Im here just as you and everyone else here.....we all bought dinar to make money, and i intend to hold on until we know the final outcome or see a new currency code come down the pike. So before you assume next time who thinks what just because they can see things as they are, remember the reason why we are all here. Its a little silly to claim or classify someone as a lopster as if people actually do not want to make any money..... Common sense goes a long way!
  13. 7 points
    Anyone who knows the Bible knows God is the one who gives us the ability to get wealth. Deuteronomy 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. GOD BLESS!!! LORD SEND THE RAIN!!!
  14. 7 points
    Lately I've been passing up or brushing off rumors BUT BettyBoop's crystal pointed towards Thursday this week at a rate of 3.48... I know the Crystals may be off but I know the source was honest and well intentioned so to tell the truth I am excited!!! Maybe all you with the Jan. 10 b'days will have VERY happy birthdays this year!!! Thanks for posting UNEEK!! Good luck to us all and GO RV!!! Lately I've been passing up or brushing off rumors BUT BettyBoop's crystal pointed towards Thursday this week at a rate of 3.48... I know the Crystals may be off but I know the source was honest and well intentioned so to tell the truth I am excited!!! Maybe all you with the Jan. 10 b'days will have VERY happy birthdays this year!!! Thanks for posting UNEEK!! Good luck to us all and GO RV!!!
  15. 7 points
    Rod.....Every day my six year old and I take a hike through the woods and the trail takes us to a beautiful bluff overlooking the LI sound. Each day we go to "our spot" and sit on a piece of wood that I made into a makeshift bench. We then take turns thanking God for what we are grateful for that day. Tomorrow I will dedicate that time to you and your family. Your son let out a cry for help and it sounds like that is exactly what he is getting. I truly believe that God does not give us anything we can't handle. Lean heavily on your faith and know that the power of prayer is in your corner. God Bless You, my friend.
  16. 6 points
    CNN. Broadcasting From The Situation Room While Raiding Wolf Blitzer's Abundant Liquor Cabinet ! Thug Note: I'm Not Sure Of How To Bring This Over (Stupid Clown) But If U Click On The Link Below 'McCain's "serious concerns" about Hagel' - There Is A 3 Minute TV Interview Where After 40 Seconds McCain Spends The Rest Of The Time Launching Into A Scathing Assessment Of Obama's Decision To Remove The Troops From Iraq ! January 8th, 2013 07:45 PM ET McCain's "serious concerns" about Hagel Sen. John McCain, who will question Defense Secy. nominee Chuck Hagel, explains his concerns with Hagel's world view.
  17. 6 points
    12 Recent stories of self defense with firearms JANUARY 5, 2013 BY BRANDON 60 Often times, I get questions by well meaning people asking me “Do you really think that the average citizen could defend themselves against a armed criminal?” The answer is yes, every single time. See, what most people don’t realize is that self defense shootings happen all the time. The problem is that these instances aren’t shown on the national news, or even local news for that matter. Most of the time you will be lucky to read a small postage-sized report in a local newspaper. So, for the time being, every week I will compile a report and post it here of every self defense shooting I can find in the US. Jan 4th – Walton County, Georgia – Walton County Home Invasion A mom and her twin 9-year-old children tried hiding near the attic – but the crook wouldn’t back down. Police say the crook was armed with a crow bar and the terrified woman inside the home opened fire on the crook, striking him five times. It all happened around noon Friday at the Henderson Ridge subdivision in Walton County. Investigators say Paul Lee Slater is in critical condition and in an intensive care unit at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. Jan 4th – York, PA – Homeowner wrestles for shotgun, shoots at home invader One of four men arrested in connection with a botched home invasion in Chanceford Township where shots were fired but no one was injured pleaded guilty Friday in York County court to attempted robbery. Zachary D. Underwood, 18, of Harrisburg, and three others forced their way into a home in the 600 block of Salem Church Road shortly after midnight on July 12 demanding drugs and money, according to police reports. The occupants wrestled a shotgun away from one of the men and one of the intruders fired four shots into a wall. Jan 3rd – Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland homeowner defends self in second home invasion attempt in 2 months. A man attempting to break into a Cleveland, Ohio home was shot by the homeowner. It just so happens that the same homeowner shot and killed another burglar at the same Portage Avenue house less than two months earlier. The first incident happened in late November. The burglar, 43-year-old David Fletcher, was attempting to break into a home owned by a man neighbors call “Mike.” Neighbors say that Mike bought a half a dozen homes on the block to remodel, but trouble soon followed. Portage Avenue is plagued with abandoned homes. “Everybody has this problem with people breaking in these abandoned houses,” said neighbor Ben Blair in November. In the November incident, Feltcher was wielding a knife as he attempted to break into Mike’s home. Feltcher was killed. Jan 3rd – Akron, Ohio - Akron meat market shootout Investigators believe the men entered Hever’s Family Meats, 3307 Cleveland Ave. NW, at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday with their weapons drawn. Davis said they attempted to take money from the cash register and, during the robbery, one of the robbers fired several rounds. “Fire was immediately returned by an employee. A gun battle ensued inside the store,” Davis said. At some point, the robbers ran out the front door, jumped into the car and sped away. Mercy Medical Center video shows one of the men soon after being dropped off at the hospital and the car leaving, Davis said. Bush was found there with multiple gunshot wounds. “A short time later, we believe the second suspect checked himself in at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon with at least three gunshot wounds,” Davis said. That man was identified as McLendon. Jan 3rd – Lubbock, Texas – Homeowner shoots at thieves Police went to the 100 block of Avenue S around 5:30 a.m. after receiving a “burglary in process” call from the homeowner, said Lubbock Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Jonathan Stewart Stewart said two men attempted to steal a television from the backyard and fled after the homeowner came out and shot at them. Stewart said the number of shots fired hadn’t been determined and because the two men had not been located, it was unknown if one of them was hit. “If there’s reasonable evidence the homeowner shot at the men to protect his home, he will not be convicted of any crime,” Stewart said. “Nothing is pending against the homeowner at this time.” Jan 2nd – Phoenix, Arizona – Father shoots daughter’s attempted rapist A man reportedly trying to break into several homes in Phoenix was shot and killed by a homeowner. It happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday near 28th Avenue and Acoma. Neighbors spotted a white man in his 30s going door to door, apparently trying to break into homes. Witnesses say he attempted to get into at least four homes. As the man tried to get into one of the houses, the homeowner came out with a gun. When he spotted the suspect trying to break into the bedroom belonging to his daughters, ages 4 and 7, he started yelling. Jan 2nd – Miami, Florida - Homeowner shoots naked man who was choking his dog A naked burglar was shot by a Miami homeowner Wednesday morning after he allegedly attempted to choke a pet dog and bite the residents. Miami police report that the homeowner at a duplex at Northwest 2nd Avenue and 56th street woke up to the sound of dogs barking at 5 a.m. He then found a naked man choking his pet, according to the arrest report. The nude intruder reportedly turned on the owner, jumping on him while choking and trying to bite him. Jan 2nd - NEOSHO RAPIDS, Kansas – Homeowner shoots home invader Lyon County authorities say a homeowner shot and injured one person breaking into an eastern Kansas home and held another suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The incident happened Wednesday morning at a home about three miles north of Neosho Rapids. Lyon County Sheriff Jeff Cope says the homeowner fired one shot at the suspect, Gary Yowell, 35, who was treated at Newman Regional Health for non-life threatening injuries. Jan 2nd – Galva, Illinois – Two shot during home invasion A Galva man says he was defending his home when he shot two intruders and was himself shot twice late Friday night. Dustin Brock was treated for what he believes was a .410 shotgun wound to his chest and a large caliber bullet wound in his hand that he received while struggling with intruders on his kitchen floor at 417 E. Division St., Galva. Police received a 911 call around 11 p.m. Friday regarding shots fired. Brock said it all happened very fast. There are bullet holes in his kitchen wall and floor. Dec 31st – Cleveland, Ohio – Homeowner shoots burglar A Cleveland homeowner said he shot a burglar Friday morning after the intruder grabbed a lamp and tried to hit him, Cleveland police said. Police received a call about 8:50 a.m. from the Portage Avenue homeowner, who told police he was holding the suspect at gunpoint, Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris said. Morris said the homeowner told officers he shot the suspect after he confronted him, and gunshot wounds were found on the burglar’s cheek and right arm, Morris said. Dec 29th - MCNAIRY COUNTY, Tennessee – Homeowner stops home invasion Deputies said they arrested Steven Hicks and his wife, Sharon, for felony aggravated burglary, after homeowner Ryan Sisk spotted the two with Johnathan Beckham and Joe Little ransacking his home. “This lets me know that there is no security anymore even at your own home and it’s changed me,” said Sisk. “It’s definitely changed us.” Deputies said the thieves broke in through the back door, emptied the safe that stored 11 loaded guns, and took jewelry. Family members said the burglary has shaken their sense of small town security. Dec 27th – Harris County, Texas – Homeowner kills burglary suspect A burglary suspect died late Thursday morning after deputies said he was shot by a homeowner who was defending his property. The shooting occurred in northwest Harris County on Place Rebecca Lane just off Kuykendahl Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Harris County Sgt. Robert Spurgeon said it was around 2 a.m. when the homeowner, 51, heard glass breaking in his condo. He went to investigate and found a man entering through a window. Dec 25th – Aundrel county, Maryland – Man killed during business robbery When officers arrived they were met by an employee of the business. The employee advised officers that prior to their arrival an unknown intruder had broken into the business while the employee was there. There was an altercation inside the business and as a result the intruder was shot. The intruder ran out of the business and collapsed. Paramedics were summonsed to the scene, at which time, the intruder was pronounced deceased. The intruder has been identified as Byron Keith Phillip, 30 of Chester, Maryland. Our Liberal Media is the only assault weapon being used on the USA at present. jonjon
  18. 6 points
    You're sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers. At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows. One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire. The blast knocks both thugs to the floor. One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside. As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you're in trouble. In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless.. Yours was never registered. Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died. They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm. When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter. "What kind of sentence will I get?" you ask. "Only ten-to-twelve years," he replies, as if that's nothing. "Behave yourself, and you'll be out in seven." The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow, you're portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys. Their friends and relatives can't find an unkind word to say about them.. Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both "victims" have been arrested numerous times. But the next day's headline says it all: "Lovable Rogue Son Didn't Deserve to Die." The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters.. As the days wear on, the story takes wings. The national media picks it up, then the international media. The surviving burglar has become a folk hero. Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he'll probably win. The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you've been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects. After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time. The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars. A few months later, you go to trial. The charges haven't been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted. When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you.. Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man. It doesn't take long for the jury to convict you of all charges. The judge sentences you to life in prison. This case really happened. On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second. In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term... How did it become a crime to defend one's own life in the once great British Empire ? It started with the Pistols Act of 1903. This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license. The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns.. Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns. Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerfordmass shooting in 1987. Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw. When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead. The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of "gun control", demanded even tougher restrictions. (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.) Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school. For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals. Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners. Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns. The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens. During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism. Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun. Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released. Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, "We cannot have people take the law into their own hands." All of Martin's neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences. Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars. When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities. Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law. The few who didn't were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn't comply. Police later bragged that they'd taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens. How did the authorities know who had handguns? The guns had been registered and licensed. Kind of like cars. Sound familiar? WAKE UP AMERICA ; THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION. "...It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.." --Samuel Adams You had better wake up, because Obama is doing this very same thing, over here, if he can get it done. The UN Small Arms Treaty that is being negotiated would take away our 2nd Amendment rights. Not to mention the bans now being talked about. And there are stupid people in congress and on the street that will go right along with him. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Just remember - the reason the Japanese didn't invade the USA is because they knew that Most of the citizens were armed. GOD BLESS!!! LORD SEND THE RAIN!!!
  19. 6 points
    I'll admit it... even though we try so hard to be "independent here in America"... we can't always do everything on our own... and sometimes ya gotta ask for a little help in this ol' life... and I'm sure feeling the love and support ya'll. Words are not enough... but I hope ya'll will know our heart felt thanks!!!! And sometimes the Whole Gang show's up when it's time to help carry the load...
  20. 6 points
    Hey you know you got my prayers Rod. I raised 2 boys and I know what your going through. It`s a tough job. Just when you think you got them headed down the right road they throw you a curve. Them boys made me gray before my time. All you can do try to be there for them and help them through the mistakes they are bound to make. Just like we did. He will come around Rod. He will be fine. There`s just to many good people here that will be praying for it not to be so.
  21. 5 points
    MYSTERY LADY UPDATE - EMAILED TO DR TUESDAY EVE Hello Everybody-***I want to give a quick update*** What a GREAT start to the new year we are about to have. My husband is thrilled with the constant reassurance he keeps receiving that the Iraqi Dinar will revalue within the next few days! No delays thus far and nothing is looking to stand in the way this time. Again, OCrush is getting pretty good factual information regarding the banking sector, his updates are far more accurate then any other I have read. My opinion on who people should be listening to rests with him. I do not know this gentlemen or anyone else on the Dinar sites, my view is derived solely on what the "guru's" have posted. God Bless us all.(Wife in the know)
  22. 5 points
    - Iraq appears to be aggressively increasing its GOLD reserves - - -
  23. 5 points
    U.S. Federal Reserve controls the Iraqi foreign currency Baghdad - Al-Hayat Wednesday, January 9, 2013 A source familiar with the Central Bank of Iraq's Al-Hayat, that the Iraqi government is unable to act in cash reservoir abroad because it is lodged with the U.S. central bank. He stressed that the latter had already agreed with the United Nations and the Department of the Central Bank of Iraq to reject the transfer any amount outside the framework of the budget. The experts predicted the end of the crisis, the Central Bank of Iraq for fear of exposing the big names in the political and financial center, which was confirmed by sources familiar with the investigation, pointing to the issuance of a judicial decision to release the deputy governor of the Bank appearance in favor and 30 employees were arrested earlier. The Supreme Judicial Council issued on 19 October (October) last arrest warrant against the Governor of the Central Bank and a number of officials in corruption cases, and arrested 32 staff with the governor's refusal to Shabibi decision. Sources from within the central bank leaked «life» implementation details of the arrest of the deputy governor and showed that the warrant included three officials are Governor Sinan al-Shabibi and his deputy, the appearance of Saleh and General Manager of the banking sector Ali Abu Nayla. The sources added that Shabibi and Abu Nayla not surrender themselves to the concerned authorities, but Saleh turned himself in after the security authorities arrested some members of his family. She noted that the investigators concluded achieved with the deputy governor and is satisfied that there is no evidence incriminating, and decided to end his detention on bail pending completion of the investigation, but the security authorities represented by the Ministry of Interior refused to release him or allow the media confronted inside prison «upper» in Baghdad. A source close to the investigation committee that «the number of staff of the Central Bank beyond 1235, distributors headquarters and four branches in Nineveh and Basra, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah. He explained that the number of detainees less than 30, including 22 female and four officials, explaining that the reason for their arrest was that they were members of the board committee, where four staff members are elected to serve under the authority of the Board of Directors. He confirmed that investigators had evacuated the last for the members of the Committee and some employees because they are not interested in Bala And the latest developments in the investigation pointed out that «the art is that the central bank adopted five banks eligibility to sell the dollar, and these banks offer to auction the bank to list in exchange for any amount of purchase, then implement the conversion and here are the responsibility of the Central implied not directly». The «has not issued any arrest warrant against officials of private banks involved while making sure of its involvement money laundering operations or smuggled out of Iraq. He was a member of the Finance Committee parliamentary Hassan Ozmn announced told media three weeks ago, that Iraqi funds abroad are exposed to the risk of international trusteeship because of the participation of the United Nations to investigate the issue of the Iraqi Central Bank, expected to appoint UN special rapporteur to monitor the movements of Finance of Iraq, but the Iraqi Foreign Ministry denied this. Noteworthy that the Iraqi Central Bank announced in August 2012 Iraq reserves rise of hard currency to $ 67 billion from 63 billion. Furthermore, official denied the central bank can manipulate government these precautions, and said: «is still under the tutelage of the United Nations under paragraphs seventh item, and proceeds from the sale oil goes directly to the account itself, and even going out of the trusteeship is already present in the bank U.S. who refuses any requests issued by the Iraqi government regarding financial withdrawals outside the framework of the budget, and this is agreed with the United Nations to prevent any theft operations in Iraq, which continues to suffer instability. And threatened Iraqi Central Bank Governor Sinan al-Shabibi resorting to 'all means' if the case is not resolved within the country, saying that the immunity of the bank have been overcome in Iraq.
  24. 5 points
    I prayed to God to help me with my finance's and 5 minutes later I heard about this investment. I guess I could have took it as coincidence but I chose to take it as an answer to my prayer and I fill comfortable with my decision. For two years this investment has given me Hope and I am happy for it.
  25. 5 points
    Don't normally read these things but there wasn't much of interest in the newspaper this morning ..... Anyway it said if I was expecting a large payout it will arrive in the coming weeks. I hope ur right mystic meg lol
  26. 5 points
    I agree, but the truly sad part of what these people are doing to us is the position they will be putting our young soldiers and our resident gun owners in! How will our kids that are in the Service feel knowing that they might be ordered to take the life of their mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters that refuse to turn over their guns and are willing to fight for their rights? How will the Mothers and Fathers, brother and sisters feel knowing that they will be fighting their suns and daughters who are being ordered to take our guns? All because these bast**ds want to control us and this country!! This will become much bigger battle then them just wanting to taking steal our guns. Will the son or daughter that refuses to take aim against the people they call family be shot for mutiny? Will the Soldier from a small town be ordered to shoot a gun owner that has stood his ground and then the gun owners family turns on the Soldiers family for carrying out the act that he was ordered to do? This is a big mess and will not go down like these jerks we have leading this country are wanting it to go!
  27. 5 points
    God put me on this earth to stand up for what I believe in and defeat liberalism. He put me here (IQD) for entertainment!
  28. 5 points
    Not to downplay anything anyone said... and I wouldn't want to ignore any comment made.. but if I may I am just going to respond to a few at first (more to come at the rate of the response's I'm getting rest assured). Os....Word's from a sage for sure... and that is our prayer and our aim...God help us!!! jonjon...What more can I say to that but "Amen and Amen"!!! magawatt... never heard it said like that before... but it rings true in my spirit. This could be a huge opportunity for us... and we are praying our son is not only healed... but can be used to go on to heal other struggling kids as well. puckster_guy... it's funny how that works... but hang around here enough and these folks have a way of getting to your heart... for which I am very grateful for!!! pattyangel... Thank's to ya'll for rushing in when we could have been overtaken by the wrong thoughts... courage and strength, compassion and faith... thanks for the reminder that we can't forget those tools in our arsenal to fight off those lies that try to overtake our children... lies that tell our kid's they aren't loved and that nobody wants them.... when in fact that is farthest from the truth! You hit the nail on the head Bump.... I think we are all interconnected in ways we may never understand. Each of us has a place, a purpose... and no one can fill that void if we are gone. I have been blessed by so many here... your impact is greater than you know. Spoken like a true parent genx4me!!! And I made the mistake most of us do early on... I thought they would only be tough to raise when they were toddler's! Tripphood... It sounds like you have a clear understanding of what I call "the big picture". This generation seems to have been targeted more than any other generation before it.... why? IMO it's because they have an important call on their lives. When the wise men came to Herod with news of the Star being a sign of the Coming One who would rule the world (yes, that was their perspective.... little did they know that it would be to rule men's hearts, not the thrones and government's of this world) he felt threatened. What did he do? He tried to take out the competition. He went to Bethlehem and had all the children under 2 yrs. old killed. (Note: The wise men probably didn't come to the stable... they came a bit later, when they were most likely already in a home... that's why it was 2 yrs. and under). I have believed for a long time that this young generation is special... and because of it they are targeted like no other generation before it. Don't get me wrong... I am guilty of losing focus, and allowing things to happen within my own home I should have been on top of long before this (priorities man... priorities!), but that doesn't negate that these young people all across the world are being targeted in way's like never before. I appreciate the prayers and concern I really do... but let's not neglect to hug your own kid's... and the one's that might not even have a dad, take them under our wing's... they need love too. To me... this is a wake up call, and thanks to all those who have been so gracious to support our family in this tough time. Thanks for the reminder FlyHi...ya'll know words are powerful, and we always need to be reminded how they impact our each and every day... true dat! And yes... I need to not listen to the accuser of the brethren by being overcome by the "what-if's". I'm believing that "Tigger" is still down in there in my son, and with the right key that nature can be unlocked and released once again.
  29. 5 points
    Hey Rod…. I’m feeling for ya man. I had a feeling something was amiss earlier today but was not near my computer to check out the DV site. Wow, how quickly things can change. I know you have mentioned the power of WORDS…well now is a great time to deploy them out loud over your son. No word shall return to you void! In saying that, there is also a time to just sit. In the presence of God and bring Him into the situation or the waiting room and let your and His love flow out to your son. You are a good man Charlie Brown. Rejoice in the peeps that are all behind you (from all over the world...even down under!)…not just those visible on the thread by way of posts….many more will simply have their heart directed towards you and uplift you silently. Together we are a strong chord that will not be easily broken. In all the threads you have demonstrated wisdom, grace, humour and restraint when necessary. You have an innate ability to reach and touch people profoundly. Don’t get all twisted up trying to work this out and playing all the “what if’s” scenarios through your head. Know that He that is within you will enable you to reach and find the choice and appropriate words. That gentle reassuring touch too, reaching out to minister to “tigger” in his time of need. My prayers and best wishes go out to you and your family Fly
  30. 5 points
    Rod, I am sorry that I am just know seeing this thread. I tend to go with what Viciousdoggie said here and let your son see how many of us consider you a BIG part of our family and that makes your son a BIG part of our family also! I pray that your son comes to you from this day forward if he ever has anything he needs to talk about. I pray that he never resorts again to doing something that will not only hurt him, but will hurt a lot of others that love and care about him! My prayers go out to you and your family, God is in your corner and will help you through this! You are a good man with a really good heart. Bump
  31. 5 points
    Man, (and women lol), I spent an hour on Sunday listening to a guy talk about all the conspiracy stuff about why it hasn't RV'd, including that Obama and Biden have been removed from office and are just puppets waiting for the NWO and new US Constitution to take effect. Sorry, I don't buy any of this. While I'm sure the US still has influence on Iraq, I just don't buy into the whole "US controls everything in Iraq" theory. Especially when it comes to their economy and money. The US may hold some "leverage", but I don't for a moment buy into the US being in control of an RV, RD, LOP, or anything else. Frankly, in the last 4 years we continue to lose whatever leverage we had in influencing the country and outcomes, especially as we continue to de-fund security in Iraq. This is a country that will have to do it's own due diligence in getting out of Ch VII, solve the Kuwait & Kurd issues, and be free of UN oversight. Once that happens, then it will be truly sovereign and be in charge of its own destinay. The US can help, but the US can't dictate.
  32. 5 points
    Rod my prayers are with you, your wife, your family and your beautiful son. God will protect him and bring him home to you. Again he will be in your arms of love, courage and strength. Your compassion, conviction and your faith will get you through this. We will be your prayer warriors through this, you can count on us. Father with your open arms of love receive Rod, his son and family, hold them tight and fill their hearts with love. We ask Healing for his son. Help him fight the evil emotion of despair and all others emotions that so want to take him from you. In your sons name Jesus Christ. Amen
  33. 5 points
    Rod, it’s out of character for me to interact individually on here with anyone (maybe the fear of rejection). I am praying for you and your family. An old man once told me that a parent’s responsibility to his children was to love them. It doesn’t matter if they turn out to be a brain surgeons or janitors, our job is just to love them. It improved my relationships with all my children after realizing this to be the truth. I have five grown children and I have forgiven them for every mistake they have ever made, some even before they made them. If you show that boy the kind and loving spirit you express on this forum there is no doubt he will pull through this and be Okay. I feel good knowing there are people like you and families like yours out there.
  34. 5 points
    Rod, he needs to see what you wrote.
  35. 5 points
    Personally, I have 2 sides to this ride. One side is the side that reads nothing but news articles, does research, and tries to analyze what I perceive to be an "investment". The other side is the side that also likes to read the rumors if for no other reason than to keep my spirits up and also get that adrenaline rush of "What if?". I think I, like many, am attracted to "rumors" just like driving past an accident scene. I can't help myself. I have to read them. And who knows? Maybe someday a rumor will prove out to be true. That being said, I DO have a problem with the crazy pumper gurus who appear that, to be charitable, are just making stuff up to keep spirits up. On the other hand, there are a lot of folks who are desperate and want to believe these folks so badly they'll buy into anything the "gurus" say. I will say, I enjoy reading everyone's opinions and perspectives and am thankful for this forum to allow us to enter into discussions regardless of our individual biases. I know I'm a more educated person for everyone's opinions and perspectives.
  36. 5 points
    I'm so grateful for all the prayers, and words of encouragement.. but being I'm going on about 36 hrs. with only about 3 hrs. shut eye... I will lay me down to sleep... and trust and rest in the Lord... night ya'll, and Blessings back at ya!
  37. 5 points
    Ditto !!! Strong prayers are on its way my friend, hang in there !!!!!! SnooZ
  38. 5 points
    Oh wow! I am really sorry!!! I did not in ANY way mean that as derogatory!!!! I was just trying to say something funny! Actually, I really enjoy your posts Betty. I seriously would never say something bad about you or anyone else on here! I may be a newbie here, but I have been in this now for like 7 years...seen all the b.s. and everything, so folks like Betty are a breath of fresh air. Again really sorry for any misunderstanding...I guess not everyone likes or understands my humor, so maybe I should just keep my fat mouth shut< Sorry, sorry sorry.
  39. 5 points
    Rod, your son and family will be in my every prayer.. My heart is breaking but I am thanking God right now that you still have your son. He will be with you and bring you strength and knowledge to get through this and help your son... Hugs to your whole family my friend.
  40. 5 points
    Can't wait to see what she has to say next month!
  41. 5 points
    I have married off 2 daughters and still have a son who is a senior, a daughter who is a freshman, a son who is in 8th grade and a son who is 5!! My hair turned a long time ago.... Turned grey and turned loose!!!
  42. 5 points
    Rod... Praying right now my friend!!! May God grant you wisdom and understanding in dealing with your son and may he fill you with a comforting peace that passes all understanding!! May God show your son that his hope and trust can be found in a savior who loves him and has a plan for his life! A plan full of hope and a future!!
  43. 5 points
    Thank You for speaking up Bodeen I have learned a lot from Keeps as well, haha... ONLY after I was willing to listen to what he was saying. I have respect for what he brings, after all he was the first one to get across to me that a "neutral event" is NOT what we should be rooting for when we are reading articles that are telling us just that. I agree with him that our best hope is that they won't do what they have been saying they want to do.
  44. 4 points
    Dog53…. “A gun ban is coming . How severe it will be who knows.” I hear ya bud I really do, but please don’t giveup the fight… not even in your thoughts or unconscious parts of yourbrain…..Not now…it is so not over yet. There may be a ban coming ONLY if thepeople who want to be re-elected believe they will be re-elected for voting forit….. PsyOps 101, I’m telling ya….give them another target, and deflect (c.f.,early post 9/11, Bin Laden becomes Hussein almost overnight in the consciousness of the entire country). Guns become human directed violent videogames…overnight… if this is done with conscious purpose…. I know you get what I'm saying. And now my friend Mr. Dog, if you’ll be so kind as to please indulge my indulgence yet one more time in the following sport…. (and in the meantime pray for me, I can’t help myself)……lol lol In pursuit of my evening brain teaser I was tornbetween solving the Rubik’s cube blind- folded, or replying to some of thelogic in your post, and have chosen the latter as a bit more challenging… I didnt see my name on that list of ENEMIES? With regret I have to be the one toinform you, you do not possess the clout, credibility, or financial wherewithal to be on this list. How can I be a enemy if I dont own a gun? Okay, first you are annoyed you are noton the list, and then you are annoyed that you would meet the criterion to beon the list. Regarding the latter, an enemy is not defined by virtue of gun ownership. Specifically, if one were to look in the dictionary, you would not find that enemy means gun owner. Youmean my words put fear into them. My words kill them? Who are “they”, Which of your words do you believe put fear into them. Why are you asking if your words can kill whoever “they” are. I don't see dead people. It wont be me who takes your guns it will be yourselves who own guns and you areyour own enemy. According to this sentence, if I owned a gun, I would take my own gun, because by virtue of having a gun, I am my enemy. I would like some clarification please. If I owned a gun, from where am I taking it….and to where will I be putting it. Why not just leave it where it is? Or is the object of moving it, the result of being my own enemy? Good citizens who obey the laws of this land don’t need a gun because in their heartsthey want to be honest and law abiding Please identify which person or persons on this thread has indicated they are afraid of law-abiding citizens and desire the ability to defend against them? If I’m not mistaken, the object is to ensure those who are NOT law-abiding, do not thereafter kill, maim, torture or eviscerate yourself, your spouse, or your children. whereas the criminal who wants a gun to commit crimes against the honest exactly….. makesa person who is a good citizen pick up a gun and commit the same crime acriminal does by killing. Being put into a situation by the “criminal” wherein my choice isto either be tortured, maimed or killed, or watch my spouse and children betortured, maimed or killed, versus defending against this harm by rendering the“criminal” lifeless, (killed) is NOT committing a crime let alone committingthe same crime, whether it be Biblical law, or codified law of thestate/country. Isthis your justice? If a criminal puts me in a situation wherein either I or my spouseor children are going to be tortured, maimed, or killed, he by that intent has himself eliminated the possibility for justice. There is no justice in being forced to watch my children being tortured to death. I am not the one infringing on justice. Do not be confused by your own words. If there were no guns it would'nt be so easy to commit alot of crimes that are used by the gun. If I lived on the moon, I could hop to work in 6 giant major leaps. That’s the whole problem with using the word IF…. Your IF sets up a straw dog,a paper tiger, you are jousting with windmills…. There is NO if in this case. We have 200+ year history of gun ownership with millions owning millions ofguns. Is there some process in your imagination whereby legislation is passed restricting all gun ownership, and then a ray gun, or space laser, or water additive somehow evaporates them all in the blink of an eye. Does this imaginative process in your thinking also believe that every gangster or “criminal” owning a gun will be standing in the same lines as law-abiding citizens to turn them in. How does that part work in your plan? Peoplewant to live right? In a country wherein the Constitution protecting my God givenrights including liberty, freedom and the right to bear arms is respected bythe Federal Government who serves the States electing them. The NRA can come up with all the excuses This isn’t about the NRA and if in your mind those rights protectedby the Constitution are just “excuses”, then we have a completely differentunderstanding about the meaning of being an American. they want to but they will lose becausethere are more reasons against keeping them. More wicked have guns than thejust who would only use them for protection. Are you pulling that out the data base sitting next to the imaginedworld in your brain? The reason I ask is because the stats within the data baseof the real world FBI, shows that literally….. literally….. more crime wasstopped by individual private citizens using firearms, than by the police,sheriff, and other law enforcement agencies protecting them. Crimminals dont care at all and would use one on you in a second So why do you think they are going to hippity hop jump into line toturn them in if they were made illegal? How does that one work in your world? andthe NRA keeps guns in there hands as well. I’m guessing you mean by virtue of supporting the Constitutionalprotection of our individual rights. Using this line of logic, I’m guessing youwould also assert that Chevy puts cars into the hands of drunks who killpeople, and therein are equally self serving? Howmany innocent must die so you can have a gun? If you were to look at real world actual FBI data, the moreaccurate question would be how many have to die because you want to take themaway (from law-abiding citizens). Howmany crimes commited with a gun must go on so you can have your gun How many times do you have to read and then ignore that gunownership statistically and almost categorically reduces crime, so you can continue to make these false, inaccurate, and not well thought out reactionary misdirected juxtapositions against all fundamentals of logic? Iknow you dont care just gimme my gun. The thinking you are projecting onto those who want to exercise their Constitutionally protected right to bear arms, is so reductionistic andsimplistic, it would almost be insulting if I didn’t believe you were reallytrying to meaningfully make a point. Of course doesn’t make the point valid,however, I do believe you are not trying to insult others. Ifwe all feared God we would never fear the gun. Can you please provide the Biblical reference for this? The passageor verse number(s) will suffice. I’m also not real clear as to the logic you are employing. If youcould identify which member supporting the right to bear arms is afraid of thegun, it might help me understand what you are saying. I for one am unable to identify the member(s) supporting the right to bear arms, who are in turn afraid of guns. Are you saying if they feared God, they would have even lessfear of guns? Why doesn’t that work on you? Right now in this society we dont needguns why you ask? No, actually I would not ask you why. You gave more than an amplenumber of reasons you believe this. And you have never yet even remotely answered why you think we needhuman directed violent video games hard wiring the brains of our young children to win by killinghuman beings? Are you by any chance working for the movie or video game industry? Why do you support the actively integrated interaction between young childrenand such violence? Justwait for the responses to this post and then you shall see why. Would you be so kind as to clarify what it is I should be seeing? Moregood ammunition for Heir Feinstein to use. I believe Ms Feinstein has read the constitution…. Are you aware ofher having knowledge as to the far greater source of imminent, real, learnedviolence by way of hard wiring our kids to kill humans in order to win? Thatwould be super great… finally… we might be getting to the real source of thereal problem as stop this attack against the constitution cause its popular andslogan driven catchy… I think I will get me some ben andjerrys its safe to eat contains no lead. Please read the expiration dates in assuring you are no longereating completely fermented icy treats J Loveand Peace something to LIVE by. Amen and God Bless the Peace Keepers who by their might and show of force, keep us safe at night. Blessings~~~
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    Seems that way but never say never...
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    Rod ... your son is blessed to have such loving parents! A very BIG Texas sized blessing to you friend ... we are praying for you, your son, and your family!
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    Rod: You and your wonderful family are in my thoughts and prayers for the long-haul! This is a storm that God will see you through...I pray that you will all be better and stronger because of it. God Bless you & yours
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    rod it's something we as fathers always fear. My son is my best friend and works with me everyday and everyday I thank the Lord. You and Your son will be in our prayers and if lead by example has any merit there is no doubt he will overcome this with you as his example. Thoughts and prayers with you and your son captl1
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    My old indian uncle once told me(here I go again ) when I was pulling my hair out with my boys. "sometimes children have a hard time finding whats right in front of their face. But once you take the time to show them they will never forget who it was the led them there" The fog will lift and everything will be fine Rod . I can tell be the the way you write you have a strong heart and you are with god .
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    . Love the picture!! I will get back to you in a jiffy about the dong. First though the crystal is still saying yes for Thursday and confirms the rate at $3.48. Confirmed it will be announced in the media. Now for the dong. Crystal says no. Will not revalue with the dinar. Will not revalue this year. Will not revalue next year. I then asked if the dong was a bad investment and it said......yes. I asked if this should be avoided as an investment and it said yes. ......sorry!

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