Atheists Agree To Take Care Of Pets Left Behind

January 12th, 2011 11:28pm Chris White

Religion:

Recently a gentlemen by the name of Harold Camping has determined that the Rapture will take place on May 21, 2011. This is the second time that Mr. Camping has predicted the Rapture, having missed on his first attempt. Amazing that people keep coming up with these dates when Jesus himself told his disciples that even He didn’t know the time of his return, only the Father (God) knew. However if your a pet lover like me, don’t be concerned if Mr. Camping is correct this time.

A group of atheists known as Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, led by its founder Bart Centre, have established a new business that will offer to take care of anyone’s pets that are left behind after the Rapture. So if you’re a follower of Christ who believes that you will be taken in the Rapture before tribulation, for the small sum of $110.00, you can rest easy in Heaven knowing your beloved pets are still being taken care of here on earth. Additional pets are only $15.00 per pet. The organization now operates in 24 states with daily expansion. For any believer that contracts with EEBP, it is advised that you read the fine print of the contract. If it turns out you were not saved and get left behind, there are no refunds for any reasons!!

Over 200 people have already signed up for the service and the list is growing. Anyone interested may contact EEBP on their web site. Not me. I’m taking my little sheltie, Sheba…with me!!!

Only Baptist Are Going To Heaven!

Did you know that only Baptists are going to Heaven? No, I meant Pentecostals. No, I’m sorry, I meant to say Catholics. What am I thinking…it’s only Anglicans. Do you get my point? I am so sick of religious doctrines sending people to heaven or hell.

For any reader that does not believe that the Bible is the word of God, this writing will mean nothing to you. However, if you put yourself into the category of “Christian,” please, let me share a request. Stop your judgments!

Not long ago, on meeting a gentleman for the first time, I was given direction from him of my eternity. In a first meet, general conversation, he asked me, “Do you speak in tongues?” My answer was…no I don’t. He then said to me, “Then you know you’re going to Hell, don’t you?” After I overcame the shock, I said, “Thanks for giving me a heads up!”

Just to make my point and not to draw this out, let me quote a few scriptures, from a multitude of scriptures, that speak to the fact that Christ, not doctrine, is the path The Bible offers to salvation.

John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Notice the fact that the scripture says if we believe in Him…not a doctrine…we would have everlasting life.

John 14:6. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” There is no question in accordance with this scripture, that you go through Jesus to get to God, not through a denomination.

Acts 4:12. Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Again, I don’t see the word doctrine…we see the name being talked about…Jesus.

Romans 10:9. That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. One last time, the scripture never says, believe as the Baptists…or the Catholics…or the Anglicans…or the Methodists….or the Pentecostals or the anything else. It says to believe in and confess the Lord Jesus…period!

In my opinion, man made doctrines, determined by some groups’ interpretation of scripture, is the most damaging aspect to those trying to find their way to Christ. So often it’s “If you don’t believe the way I believe, you’re lost.” Bunk! One only has to reference to the above scriptures, along with many others, to see that doctrine is not the way to salvation. For anyone who is going around every day trying to persuade people that your church or your doctrine is the only way to heaven…enough already. Read the Word and start with the book of Colossians.

This And That:

A man in Johannesburg, South Africa shot his 49 year old friend in the face, seriously wounding him. It appears that the two were having target practice shooting beer cans of each others heads. Now that’s what I would call Planned Failure!

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Until Next Time….America Bless God!

Politics and More

November 18th, 2010 03:01am Chris White

Let’s All Get Along!

I have found it a little humorous and a little sad that since the election, things seldom change in Washington. About a week before the election, President Obama on the campaign trail, I think in Rhode Island, made a very bold statement by saying, “The Republicans can come along for the ride, but they have to sit in the back.” That’s pretty much been the position of this administration since they took “total” control two years ago, after having owned both houses for the previous two years. Now the tables are turned and all of a sudden he is wanting everyone to come together and sing Kumbaya. As I often say, politicians are incredible creatures.

Republicans should not forget that every President that has lost a house in the mid-term election, has always been re-elected for a second term. That’s happened three times in the last century and those Presidents where Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton. I’m sure Mr. Obama is hoping history repeats itself.

Just A Provoking Thought:

Whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, think this through.

NFL quarterback Michael Vick had his pro career interrupted by going to prison for fighting dogs…..some of which died.

If one harms the egg of an eagle, that person is in jeopardy of receiving huge fines and up to 5 years in prison.

If a doctor performs an abortion on a human fetus, he can then simply go to lunch.

So let’s re-cap this thought. You can go to prison for fighting dogs. A baby eagle growing in the mothers egg is protected….while a baby human growing in its mothers womb…..is not.

Startling thought to me!

One Of Those…..Do What??

As you might suspect, like many, I have followed and been intrigued by all the political musings for the past few months. I decided, just for the fun of it, to try and remember what I thought to be the most “lame brain” statement I heard along the way. After having many to choose from, I settled on this one.

Speaker Pelosi said, referencing to the Health Care bill, “We have to pass the bill so we can see what’s in it.” Do what??

The Spiritual Side Of Politicians:

When you think of politicians getting spiritual, can’t you just imagine their prayer to the Lord?

“Lead me not into temptation … I can find my own way!”

Recovery Accountability And Transparency Board:

Last Tuesday, VP Joe Biden was meeting with Earl Devaney, the guy in charge of the Transparency Board. His main job is to oversee where the stimulus dollars are being spent so the taxpayers can see where the funds are going, making sure they get their money’s worth. Sorry I have nothing to report on the meeting of the Recovery Accountability And Transparency Board … because that meeting was closed to the public and the press!

Who’s Making Money These Days?

Well it appears it’s our politicians. A study released this week by the Center For Responsive Politics, reported that personnel wealth among our boys and girls in Washington increased by more than 16% in the year 2008 through 2009. The study also showed that half of all members … 261 … were millionaires.

However, in contrast during the same time period, U.S Median household income dropped by 3%, the second straight decline according to the Census Department.

As they suffer trough on their $175,000 a year salaries with perks too many to number, along with the Cadillac of all Cadillac health coverage, they continue to tell us how they are looking out for us. I’m am so thankful for that!

Simple Thoughts For The Day:

Those who gloat in the pleasure of demeaning another should remember … A Camel Should Not Make Fun Of Another Camels Hump!

When your spouse ask you … A penny for your thoughts … and you put in your two cents worth … you’ve made a bad investment!

“I used to be indecisive but now I’m not so sure.” W.C. Fields. Anyone else ever feel that way from time to time?

My last thought of encouraging wisdom to you is this … Never mix sleeping pills with Ex-lax!

Until Next Time … America … Bless God!

We’re Closing the Borders … Guess where?

September 2nd, 2010 12:33am Chris White

THIS AND THAT:
I know I swore off politics but I guess my wife was right … I just can’t do it.  I will do my best to stick to facts and limit opinions.

Closing The Border:
We are finally closing the borders. Know where? Saudi Arabia! Somehow, this story got by me when it was published by The World Tribune on June 3rd.  I have asked several people if they were aware of this story and I have yet to get one “yes.” So, I assume a lot of us were in the dark.

In late May, Janet Napolitano met Saudi leaders to discuss a range of security programs including training, joint exercises, intelligence and arms sales. “It is a very rough border, very difficult to protect from illegal crossings,” said U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano. She continued, “So many of our discussions were about how to protect a very tough, geological, topographical border, from illegal crossings.” Even though I read this with my own eyes, I was still wondering if my glasses had cracked.

Officials said Riyad and Washington were “expanding cooperation in protecting the kingdom’s borders from insurgents and smugglers.” So the administration will cooperate with the Saudi’s and use our resources in closing their borders … but not Arizona, or our other border states? As amazing as it is, I think we all know the reasoning behind such decisions!  If you don’t understand the game plan … you’re not paying attention to the coach!

If you want to find out how to really protect a border with an iron fist … check out Mexico’s immigration laws!

Supreme Court:
This may not raise a flag to anyone but, I find it amazing now that Elena Kagan is confirmed, the Supreme Court of the largest Christian nation in the world, will be void of a Protestant judge. With her confirmation, that is a total of 6 Roman Catholics and 3 Jewish justices.

According to Geoffrey Stone, a law professor at the University of Chicago, “The practical reality of life in America is that religion plays much less of a role in everyday life than it did 50 or 100 years ago. Adding a protestant to the court would not bring an important element to its discussions.” Really? I personally would like to have at least one out of nine that might have some semblance of my Protestant faith positions. I say this because it seems that the new game in town is letting personal root philosophy come into play, while at times disregarding written law.

According to a publishing by The Pew Forum, 51.3% of people in America claim Protestant faith. Yet, they have no representation on one of America’s most powerful bodies, the Supreme Court. On the other hand, Catholics comprise 23.9% and Jews a minimal 1.7% of America’s population. Since so many in this country have shouted from the housetops about diversity, where is the diversity here?

Unfortunately, at least for Protestants, Mr. Stone may be right.  On July 15, 2010, a student body from Wickenburg Christian Academy in Arizona was stopped from praying on the grounds of the Supreme Court.  Teacher Maureen Rigo admitted, “I was shocked.”  According to Rigo, the group had moved off to the side, out of a public pathway, and begin their prayer. When a grounds policeman saw the prayer taking place, he ordered a cease and desist.  The officer informed them, “You can pray, you just can’t pray here.” The group then moved off the grounds into a gutter way and continued their prayers.

Can you imagine our forefathers supporting a stoppage of prayer … anywhere? My, how this country has changed. Well don’t worry if God might be saddened by our political correctness. We can always trust our faithful politicians to close their speeches with … God Bless America!

Sharia Law: Some may remember a couple of years ago when I wrote about Sharia law coming to America?  It was titled, Coming To A Town Near You. No one was paying much attention when I first mentioned it, but that is changing. Even now, in many daily news reports, you’re beginning to hear the word Sharia, more and more. We’ll explore, in a future post, some of the positions of Muslims and Americans, on this subject. Will Sharia become part of … America’s law?

The times in which we live … yes, they are changing.

Until next time….Keep Watch And America Bless God!

Israel . . . the Hated One

June 8th, 2010 03:28am Chris White

Yet again, Israel is in the eye of the storm.  As we have seen on many news reports, governments and their citizens worldwide, are condemning the Gaza blockade incident last week as “inhuman” and a planned “massacre.”  I’m not sure how 15 soldiers entering a ship in which they were grossly outnumbered, with their primary weapons being paint ball guns, can be concluded a planned massacre.  Right, wrong or in between, it simply gave the world another reason to “hate” Israel.

It is very troubling to me that most of the mainstream media edited the video of the ship boarding, before we saw the soldiers being brutally attacked before their feet even hit the deck.  That is the first time I have ever seen supposed humanitarian aid workers, armed with steel clubs and knives.  I was also amazed to see soldiers being thrown from one deck to another with love and kindness!  No wonder they defaulted to their real weapons . . . which were also used against them, by these peaceful people.

Did these ships have another mission?  It appears that it was not to simply distribute humanitarian supplies.  If that were the case, they would have accepted offers from both Israel and Egypt, to port at their docks, and the goods would have been delivered to the Gaza people via land.  After all, Israel delivers about 18 tons of aid products to Gaza each week.  They simply don’t want these ships coming in with arms that Hamas will use on them the next day.  Neither does Egypt.  It appears, at least in my opinion, that this was a coordinated attempt by the IHH and Free Gaza organizations, to draw Israel into a conflict.  Israel took the bait and once again is paying the price of world opinion.

Why is it that anytime Israel is involved in any kind of incident, the world goes ballistic in its hatred for this small nation?  Even here at home, Times Square was full of protesters with their own “death to Israel” signs.  Also, why is it that Israel can be hit with missiles on a consistent basis an no one cries out?  Over 10,000 of them over the past few years.  Do you see world outcries about that?  But let Israel push back and God forbid be the aggressor, and all hell breaks loose.  Heck, who needs Ahmadinejad anymore?  The citizenry of the world is doing a pretty good job of spewing hate towards the Jewish nation daily.  Why is that?

Let me give you a couple of recent examples of the difference in world reaction.  In November 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan simply walked into a couple of buildings at Ft. Hood military base and killed 13 while wounding 31 others.  Did you see an outcry from around the world on the news networks?  I didn’t.  In March of this year, a North Korean ship sank a South Korean vessel killing 47 sailors.  Did you see an outcry from around the world?  I didn’t.  Yet let Israeli soldiers defend themselves by killing 9, after being attacked before they could get their feet on the deck, and the whole world is in dismay at such an act of violence and massacre.  Amazing!

Well, I have an theory about all this.  I think it could be a God thing… take thought.  Every time we see Israel being attacked and world opinion becoming even more obsessed with her destruction, are we seeing the end times unveiling itself before our very eyes?  Look at Turkey’s change in position.  I find it interesting because in the great end times war of Gog and Magog described in Ezekiel 38 and 39, modern day Turkey is one of the countries named to attack Israel in that stated coalition.  That was hard to reconcile until recently.  However, Turkey in the past few years, has gone from a supporter of Israel to a determined enemy.  The leaders of this war will be Russia, Iran and Turkey (modern day names).  If you read the scriptural results of this encounter, you’ll find that God helps Israel overcome all the odds.  Israel survives again with only one major conflict remaining… Armageddon!

So in conclusion, when I say this could be a God thing, here is what I mean.  First, I don’t pretend to know the mind of God.  This is just me, a little human being in the scheme of things, proposing a thought.  If God needs to get the attention of the mass of humanity to take notice of what is coming, what better way to do it than to keep Israel in the headlines of controversy.?  Who would be paying attention or protesting, if it had been Andorra who had been in a conflict this week?  No one.  Andorra is not the focus of Biblical end time prophecy but, Israel is its center piece.  Nobody hates Andorra that I know of…but almost everyone hates Israel.  So would it make sense for God to keep His chosen people in the forefront of so much world attention just to get….our attention?  I don’t know…I’m just asking.

On Thursday of this past week, the Rabbinical Council of Judah & Samaria, issued a statement in which it said, “This seems like the beginning of the Gog/Magog process.”  I don’t know if it is or not but….if it’s not, it sure feels like it’s getting close.

Until Next Time….Keep Watch and America Bless God!

Should America Stand With Israel? (Part 3)

April 30th, 2010 03:09pm Chris White

I want to close this series of posts by approaching this from a secular, as well as biblically prophetic point of view.  How has Israel managed to survive during these modern times of attempted destruction by its Arab neighbors. Could it be divine protection?  It is not logical that a nation the size of Israel, could survive an attack from almost anyone, much less multiple nations attacking her either single handedly….or collectively….since 1948.  Yet she has!

Before we look at the secular nature of how our present government is addressing Israel, lets look at what God said in scripture about His chosen people.

Here is what God told Abraham in Genesis 12: 2-3….in originally telling him to move to this particular piece of land from his present home in UR, to the land that would eventually become Israel.
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great;
and you shall be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you and I will curse
those who curses you; and in YOU all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

The last line of that scripture is what really gets my attention.  Families is interpreted as nations, countries, peoples, people, anyone or anything who blesses Israel.  That’s why I think America has been SO blessed to be the greatest nation in the world.  We have stood by her and been her strongest ally from day one.  Question is….how long will that continue to be the case?

In Zech. 12:2-3 God said, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah (Israel) and against Jerusalem.  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people:  all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”  In other words, Bible prophecy promises calamity for any nation….and all nations….that comes against Israel and  Jerusalem.  Skeptics may say that Jerusalem has been under attack many times in biblical history so this prophecy is past, not present or future.  However, I would argue the final thought of the scripture….though ALL people of the EARTH be gathered together against it.  That has never happened in history but, is prophesied to become reality in scripture.  That concludes to me that it is yet to come.

One more scripture to solidify that God gave Israel this land.  Genesis 35:10-12.  “And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob:  thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name:  and he called his name Israel.  And God said unto him, I am God Almighty:  be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of they loins;  And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.”  I would suppose that Abraham and at least Isaac, were thinking that they would have been the first to be called Israel.  However God waited, for whatever His reasons, to change the name of the land that God gave to Abraham.  He gave to his grandson Jacob the name….Israel.

There have been several times throughout the course of history when God put the hammer down on Israel when they would turn from Him for whatever idol was next in line.  However time after time….the feud between God and Israel was resolved because after all….they are His chosen people and the apple of His eye….according to Him!  One doesn’t have to look at ancient history….one only has to look from 1948 forward!  Tell me of one time when the United States Of America….or anyone else….has had to intervene for this small group of people to protect them?  Not once!

Did Israel buy our weapons?  Yes.  Did they need the United States to use them on their behalf?  No.  Israel has protected themselves in war after war….at times against insurmountable odds.  Wait…Let’s think about that…protected themselves without the United States sending reinforcements of planes….ships…..tanks and troops….and against overwhelming odds!  Am I the only one that finds that to be a little super-natural?  Look at the 1948 attack alone.  All they had to fight with was a couple of slingshots and a few rocks.  Does that remind you of David and Goliath?  David was an Israelite wasn’t he??  I suppose that’s just a coincidence!

After Prime Minister Netanyahu apologized for the gaffe by some lower lever diplomat announcing construction of new apartments in East Jerusalem while Mr. Biden was there last month, he thought the matter was settled.  Not so fast my friend!  Three days later, Mrs. Clinton reamed Netanyahu for 43 minutes, via phone, about the gaff.  I wouldn’t do that if I were you Hillary.  The fact is, the Israeli government can build whatever they want….whenever they want….wherever they want, in their own capital.  If the Obama administration believes that it can dictate to Israel what it will or won’t do concerning its land, I think this administration is finding out, that will be difficult.  What could change that, as I described in my earlier post, is for the administration to be successful in getting Mr. Netanyahu out of power.  Netanyahu is still trying to find ways to continue the road to peace through his attempts to find solutions to satisfy all concerned.  However, there is still a line drawn in the sand that I don’t believe he will cross.  I continue to read stories day after day where the President is trying to make strides in being affectionate to the Arab world, while foundationally still doing little to insure that Israel is still our strongest Mid-east ally.  That troubles me!

If America takes its hands off Israel because they will not bow down to the wishes of this administration….or any administration…. then the day has arrived.  We as a nation have already experienced an extreme decline in our world wide influence.  However, it will be nothing compared to what we will face if we turn our backs on Israel.  At least….that’s the way I see it.

So to give a final answer to the question, Yes, America should continue to stand with Israel in my opinion.  But, as to the answer if it will at the end of the day, I default to the scripture.  If prophetic scripture is true….America will turn on Israel along with all the country’s of the world.  If one refers back to the scripture in Zechariah that I quoted above, it is clear that “all people of the earth be gathered against it.”  ALL people of the earth is pretty inclusive and yes, that does include the United States.  When does this happen?  I’m not sure.  Is it Revelation’s war of Armageddon….or before?  With the way things are pointing, it could be at any time.  If I’m placing a bet, I’m going with sooner rather than later.  What we do know for sure is that it will certainly happen at Armageddon…..according to scripture.

For any one that would choose to accept scripture as “storybook,” then I suppose one would see the politically correct approach that the administration is taking, as the one that makes sense.  Whatever it takes to get peace in the Middle East, lets do it.  I know I would….if I saw things that way.  This again is one of those personal choice issues.  Mine is to believe that when America breaks its long standing partnership with Israel, the end of the age is upon us.  Call that crackerjack philosophy if you want…..but right or wrong…. I’m hanging my hat on what God said.

Let me just say this.  This is solely just my opinion, but I believe the firecrackers are going to start popping in the Middle East at a rapid pace.  As much as Iran is talked about in the daily news in their hatred and repeated babbling about destroying Israel from the face of the earth, especially watch for movement with Syria and Lebanon against Israel.  Once these conflicts start, I find it hard to see where they will end.  Times….they are of interest!

Until next time….Keep Watch and America Bless God!

Should America Stand With Israel? (Part 2)

April 25th, 2010 01:14am Chris White

In my last post, I discussed where our administration is at on the subject of….should America Stand With Israel?  Let’s take a moment to view a very condensed look at who Israel is as a nation.

Israel is one of the smallest nations on the face of the earth.  It’s about 8,000 square miles, two times the size of Rhode Island.  It is only 260 miles at its longest point, 60 miles at its widest.  It is between 3 to 9 miles at its narrowest points along the West Bank border.  Think about that for a moment.  A very high powered rifle could launch a projectile right across portions of the country!  This is particularly frightening when one considers that 65% of Israel’s population is within this 9-mile wide section….Tel Aviv area.

Arab propagandists call Israel “expansionist” and the “aggressor”….which means….“one who dares fight back against Arab aggression.”  So every time Israel has fought back in every war, the mere fact that she resisted total destruction is viewed as an “act of aggression.”  I personally didn’t know that definition about the Arab philosophy until I discovered it through study.  So, if someone slaps you in the face…do not slap back or it will be your fault….according to Arab rule.

Israel is a democratic nation surrounded by 22 Arab/Islamic governments, with 640 times her size and 60 times her population.  When you consider her size compared to the Arab world that surrounds her, how can anyone call Israel….expansionist?  Is it because she took land that was won in battles from those Arab nations that attacked her?  How can Israel, which occupies one-sixth of one percent of the land called Arab….according to the Arabs….be responsible for the dissatisfaction of many of the 22 Arab countries?  Yet with every issue that arises in the Middle East quest for a peace agreement, at some point, it’s all Israel’s fault!  Really?

Can any small nation of 7 million have dominance over what equates to over 1.7 billion Arab/Muslims??  What are the odds??  Let me throw one other thought into the mix.  If it is so important for the Palestinians to have a state, why don’t some of their Arab brothers give up a few square miles of their vast lands to give them their home?  Even better than that, why don’t they just set up shop in the West Bank and deem it their homeland?  After all, Israel did not annex it after they took control of it in the 1967 war.  Why does it have to be land the United Nations…not to mention God… gave to Israel?  As a matter of fact, today’s Israel inhabits only a fraction of the land that God actually gave them in scripture, at least for the time being.  Do you think this fight is not so much about specific acreage, as it is about the existence of a Jewish nation?

The fact is, Palestinian people do not actually exist….at least according to one of their own.  From a quote he made many years ago in 1977, Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, really put all this into perspective.  His direct quote was this.  “The Palestinian people does not exist.  The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity.  In reality today, there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese.  Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.”

To oppose what?  The Jewish nation.  So by their own admission, this has been a decades old struggle not to have fairness to a nation of people that “do not” exist, but do away with one “that does.”

From the time Britain had to relinquish control of the ground that the UN gave to Israel in 1948, the new Jewish nation was given notice that this would not be tolerated by the Arab world, no matter if it was a UN resolution or law.  On the day that Israel declared its independence, the Arab League Secretary, General Assam Pasha declared “jihad,” a holy war.  He said, “This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre, which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.”  I’m not sure what he thought the Jewish people had just been through with the Holocaust!  Then the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al Husseini stated, “I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers!  Murder the Jews!  Murder them all!”  Shortly thereafter, the armies of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, invaded the tiny new country with the declared intent of destroying it.  They failed!  Why did they fail?  Well, that’s where we will pick up in part three.

Until next time….Keep watch and America Bless God.

Should America Stand With Israel?

April 19th, 2010 12:23pm Chris White

World Events

First off, this will be a three part series. It would simply be to long for one posting. If you will read it through to the end, I believe you will find that we are in a very incredible time in history….present….and future. For those interested in this subject, I hope you will find it worth the read.

I was asked a few days ago if I thought America should stand by Israel no matter what world opinion might be, in the conflict with their Palestinian/Arab neighbors. I want to take a look at what is transpiring with each passing day in current world events, as well as some of Israel’s history. Then in closing, in the third post, I would like to offer some food for thought in what biblical prophecy has to say about the subject.

It’s really hard to find a place to start or end on this subject. Let’s set the stage on the current events of the Israel/Palestinian conflict and then, I will move to some of Israel’s history in the second post.

Before I can speak to much of anything else concerning the question posed, I have to look at our current administration’s position with this long time friend, Israel. Though I have retired from direct political writing, there is no way to address this question or subject, without addressing our government’s position. I will also say that this administration is not the first to make it difficult for this small nation. However, several reports claim that this is the worst our relationship has been with Israel since the Carter administration.

Just this past week, former New York city mayor Ed Koch, who if you remember vigorously campaigned for Mr. Obama, made it very clear how bad he believes this has become. Koch said that the U.S. leaders’ treatment of Israel was “outrageous” and “hostile” and that he was very close to getting off the Obama train. He went on to say, “I think it’s outrageous what he has done. It’s clear that Netanyahu was treated so terribly at the White House. It’s just rude what they did to him. I am extremely distressed with the attitude that the president has shown Israel. I consider it to be hostility.”

Koch continued, “I am really terrified at what is happening and I would urge Jews and Christians who support Israel to stand up and speak out. We should insist that Obama treat our ally as an ally, that he not throw Israel under the bus.” That’s pretty strong for such an ardent supporter of this administration. Granted, Koch is Jewish. But, I’m not and I can identify with some of his thoughts. The point is this: In an early response to the original question, putting aside all of the secular political posturing, if one takes biblical prophecy at face value, just like Mayor Koch, we should all be “terrified” at the administration’s direction. Let me reiterate once again, I don’t care what administration we’re talking about! Democrat…Republican…Independent…or whatever. Both political parties have had their moments of putting Middle East peace in a dangerous place by various demands on Israel.

I will openly admit that I was very taken back by Mr. Obama’s order of importance in the Middle East as president. His first call was not to our long time Mid East partner Israel, but to Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas. He made it a priority to make his first visit to Saudi Arabia where, if we remember, he bowed to their king. A first for an American President. From there he moved on to Cairo to bring a speech insuring his commitment to bridge the gap with the Arab world. There were many apologies made on the behavior of the United States, concerning the Mid East and the Muslim people. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I would have thought that the first stop that Mr. Obama would have made in the Middle East, would have been to our long standing ally. From my perspective, when that didn’t happen, that put in place the order of merit for addressing this issue.

As we all know, Prime Minister Netanyahu was in Washington a couple of weeks ago for meetings with Mr. Obama, which Mr. Koch was referring to. It is my opinion, which I think if you simply gather all the information presented over the past month, that this administration wants Netanyahu….out of the way! If you simply watch the media clips, you will get the sense that this administration still has “some” pro-Israel positions. If you will go beyond the sound bites and read the full stories, you’ll find that maybe it’s…not so much.

I have made this statement a couple of times over the last few days and then Wednesday, I saw it reported on Fox News. I believe the administration is attempting to embarrass Netanyahu to the world wide audience, in order to get him removed. So, I’ll go one step farther than Fox did. If they can accomplish this mission and insert Tzipi Livni into that role, this two state solution the administration is so desperate to achieve, will be like taking candy from a baby. Though some past administrations have encouraged Israel to be the “giver” on all these issues….including Bush….it appears that the Obama administration is doubling down on that pressure. It is just my opinion but, I believe you are seeing a response to Mr. Obama’s position, by Netanyahu sending a down line diplomat to Obama’s “nuke” conference, that was held by the administration this past week. I do not believe he had any interest in being “lectured” again by anyone in the administration.

So as we go forward in the coming weeks and months, I believe this administration will have to take a firm position….one way or the other. Whatever that position turns out to be will have a world wide impact….either way. What I’ll continue to look at is….how will it impact America according to world opinion….and what does the Bible have to say about this subject that so often dominates world headlines. A subject that after all is not just about Middle East peace but, about God’s chosen people.

Until next time….Keep Watch And America Bless God!

Politics . . . No More!

March 22nd, 2010 11:05am Chris White

When I made my post on Friday night concerning the Health Care bill, I didn’t realize I had made my last political post. However, I can’t do it anymore.  My wife says I am not being honest and that I won’t be able to help myself.  No….I have learned that it is at best….a futile effort.

It appears that by the end of tonight, this bill will be passed. This proves to me, beyond any shadow of a doubt, few representatives care what you or I think.  If it doesn’t serve their particular party agenda….they don’t care.  Almost 60% of America and 70% of seniors, were begging this pathetic lot of….whoever they are….to please not do this.  Just slow down.  Take a deep breath and think this through.  It’s not that all of us were not asking for some kind of reform, we all are.  But not a bill that could possibly negatively change the face of America forever, with one stoke of the pen.

I don’t care if this bill turns out to be the best bill ever written….or the worst.  The point is….they blew off the voice of the overwhelming majority of the people.  We painfully discovered they really didn’t care what we thought.  If you were like me, you really thought they were listening.  Not so much!

I had decided that I wasn’t going to watch any of this today.  I went and played golf in the afternoon because I have to admit….I could not stand to watch the process.  When I got home….I’m ashamed to say that I turned it on.  Maybe Kim is right and I can’t help myself.  No…I’m determined!!  However, what I saw was nothing less than a conformation that my leaving this world of politics, is the right one.

What really caught my attention was when Bart Stupak said, “We all know that some people are going to agree with what we do and some are not going to like it.  But WE have to do what’s best.”  This as he was changing his vote to a “yes.”  What a telling statement.  So it’s whatever THEY think is best….no matter what the majority of America feels!  Exactly my point….what’s the point?

After that, I turned it to March Madness and the Golf Channel.  Okay….I forgot.  I did see Greta interview Barney Frank.  When she asked him about the doctor fix, his answer was….”We’re attaching that to another bill and it has nothing to do with this bill.”  Excuse me Barney….I need to ask a question.  If that 300 billion DOCTOR fix is attached to another bill so the health care bill looks better from the CBO…who is paying for that?   Maybe China…or Russia…or just some good Samaritan?  Would that still be us?  Don’t know…just asking Barney!  Then….I actually did turn to March Madness and left it there.

Okay I am going to stop because I am writing another political post.  Just a few thoughts to finish.

I have never been discouraged to be an American….until now.  I’ve always felt excited and blessed to be a part of the greatest country in the world.  I’ve always felt that my thoughts….as well as yours….counted.  Well, we have now learned that they don’t.  This administration and for that matter, the majority of the belt way, is living on another planet.  Their agenda….as Obama himself said….is to fundamentally change America forever.  I think by now, many have discovered it’s not the change they had in mind.  So, I suppose I am taking on the reverse role of Michelle Obama.  She said during the campaign in February 2008, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.”  Did it take her husband being in the lead to sit in the Oval Office for her to be proud?  No matter, it took her a long time to be proud of America.  Not me.  I was always proud to be an American and felt extremely blessed that God allowed me to be born in America.  Now that she can see the changes that according to her “she has always dreamed of,” I suppose she is a happy camper at last!

I hope we all pray for each other and our country because I believe we are headed for what could be, a devastating collision course with our own destiny.  I’m not sure how God will answer our prayers at this point.  Obama himself said “we are no longer a Christian nation.”  I never thought I would ever hear the President Of The United States Of America make such a statement.  But….maybe he is right!  I don’t know what God is thinking about all this because He doesn’t always confide in me on these things.  I have ideas of how He will respond to us as a country….based on how we respond to Him.  However, I do believe that anyone that doesn’t throw God out with the bath water, will certainly come under the protection of his throne.  I especially believe that for each of us as individuals.

I have come to conclude that the direction we are taking is part of the continuation of decisions, that will chart the course of who we end up being as a nation, when all is said and done.  Call me a nutcase if you will but, I believe it’s all part of the bigger plan.

So….no more direct political writing.  I might write something with political overtones because whatever the subject matter is, may require it.  However, that will be the extent of it.  I will in the future, simply write on things that in my opinion, might really matter.  I will also continue to do a This And That along the way.  BUT I PROMISE…..No more Politics!

Note:  Now that they are getting this bill through……Watch out for a reemergence of Cap And Trade and Card Check. Sorry…just couldn’t help it!

Until next time….keep watch and America Bless God.

Congress, Doctors and Guns

March 19th, 2010 02:30am Chris White

Politics:
I know this is old news but, I’m just wandering if anyone else is gasping that Congress just voted themselves a $4,700 raise for 2010?  That’s a cost of living raise you know.  Everybody gets one of these…right?  However, that is small in comparison to what we the American people are going to experience as a RAISE!

Another thing that is disdaining to me about this body of….whoever or whatever they are….is it now appears they are going to shove this health care bill down our throats.  Yet, they won’t partake of the same insurance policies themselves!!  Have you noticed that lineup of Dems that were going to stand against this bill are daily falling by the way side?  Do you think by now they don’t realize the American people pay little attention to their…”I’m going to stand against Washington for the sake of the people’s desires.”  Really?  That is until they get behind the door and get whatever deal it is they were holding out for.  Or they happen to get on Air Force One and take a ride like Mr. Kucinich just did.  He was a NO for six months and all of a sudden he is a YES!  The problem with him was that he was wanting a more liberal bill than was in place.  Can’t you just here the conversation on Air One? Amazingly day after day, they disappear from their stand for America.

One of the most amazing statements that has been made throughout this ordeal is last week when speaker Pelosi said “we must first pass the bill so we can find out what is in the bill.”  What does that mean to you?  Let me also point out that this speaker has an approval rating compared to a falling rock!  What is more scary is that in Obama’s interview with Bret Baier on Fox News when he said “when we pass this bill, I will know what’s in it and you will know what’s in it!  That is just totally beyond me.  If he didn’t know what was in it on Wednesday, why would he accept a vote on Sunday when we are talking about 1/6 of the American economy?What’s even more scary than these  statements is that Harry Reid has created a clause in Section 3403 of the Senate bill, which states, “It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House to consider any bill, resolution, amendment or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection”.  In other words folks, once this horse is put in the barn, the barn door is closed!!

What’s troubling about this section is that it seals the regulatory power of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board.  Their job is to reduce the per capita rate of growth in the Medicare system.  Another familiar terminology that you may have heard for this commission is the DEATH PANEL!  When you’re my age and probably yours, not being able to repeal these people deciding if I will live or die by any future congress, is not all that attractive to me!!

Depending on which poll you want to look at, the American people are overwhelmingly rejecting this bill.  Their saying they want Washington to stop…back up…and think it through with a fresh start.  I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t want or need health care reform but, the vast majority do not want this monster.  However the Democrats are saying, no we won’t wait, start over, or look at other options.   Whether you’re for the bill or not, the amount of “politics” here….is ridiculous…if not in fact alarming.    But even more than that, I am saddened to see America being stolen by politicians….claiming to represent the people.

If you think that blood is not already starting to run, read the Seattle Times story on the fact that Walgreens, one of America’s largest drug chains, will no longer take Medicaid prescriptions on new patients after April 16th.  They’re losing money every time they fill a prescription based on Medicaid payments.  By the way…this is the same problem doctors are having with Medicaid payments.   Other chains are following their lead in Washington state.  Now how long do you think it will take for this process to become contagious?  Medicaid is broken and Obama and Pelosi want to run the entire health care system??  This is one of the most scary thoughts this country could ever have imagined!

Here is what we are learning about our government system.  At the polls, we can change faces attached to bodies, but at the end of the day….what do we really change?  We don’t change anything because the best of the best that we can send to that place, that I consider to be the introduction to Hell, find themselves being engulfed by politics shortly after their arrival.  Though they may unpack their bags with the best of intentions, they haven’t washed their first run of clothes until their stinkin’….and it ain’t the shirts!!

I can only speak for myself in which I pray and believe every day that God is in control of my life.  If I live for 5 more years….10 more years….or 30 more years, I trust that’s God’s plan for me.  I have little else, if anything, to depend on.

It seems that it is becoming a pointed fact that it is very important for this government to eliminate aged people.  One would have to admit that it is a good business model.  That is…if your not paying in….why does the government want to pay out?  What a waste of money that could go to their precious entitlement programs.  Besides…if your old…you have lived your life!  They don’t care that we have been paying all our lives to these programs to protect and sustain us when we reach that splendid age of retirement.  That may sound like an over the top point of view but, from where this all seems to be headed, I’m not so sure it is.  I could be wrong and this bill will turn out to be good for everyone including seniors.  I hope that’s the case at the end of the day.

The majority of retired people of this land voted for Obama because they believed in his “change” and that it would be good for them.  Can you imagine taking 500 billion from a seniors program that’s already under funded?  These folks have since learned better and this will never happen again….as long as their still breathing.

I sort of like the Stephen Moore…from Fox Business News… theory on all this.  If we’re going to save 138 billion by covering an additional 32 million people (just think about that for a moment)….why don’t we just cover all of China and wipe out our entire debt??  Brilliant!

I’m not even going to get into the Doctor fix of 300 billion, which is not being counted in the CBO numbers for this bill.  If it were counted, it would throw this bill into the tank because it then becomes a deficit building bill.  That’s why it was not included….don’t ya know!   This money is attached an obscure bill so it will not be counted on the health care numbers.  Who would have thought of that?

Don’t laugh when I say we are only a few steps away from being just like the people in the streets of Iran.  It’s a helpless feeling….to feel helpless.

I have one other question and I will leave this subject.  If 32 million people are not covered because they cannot afford it, how…all of a sudden… are they going to magically afford to buy it once the bill passes?  Think about that!

Doctors/Guns
Hardly a week goes by…and many times just a couple of days…that I don’t receive something from one of you that is interesting information.  That’s good because it shows a lot of you are engaged.  Here is one that I wanted to pass on because I found it humorous but at the same time…a little scary.

The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.  Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.  Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (80 million).  The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500 per year.  The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188, stats courtesy of the FBI.  So statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Almost everyone has at least one doctor, though not everyone owns a gun.  These stats reveal that we are 900 times more likely to be killed by a doctor than a gun owner!!!

These numbers might get a little better since 30%-46% of doctors say they will more than likely leave the profession if the health bill passes.  Wow that was close!

This And That
I was going to write on Michelle Obama’s staff exploding over past first ladies’ but, it’s too long and really doesn’t matter when you look at the big picture.  So what if she needs almost twice as many servants and employees as her predecessors!!

Until next time….Keep Watch And America Bless God!

Stimulus Expenditures

February 25th, 2010 03:03am Chris White

After listening to Mr. Obama talk last week about the stimulus dollars and how good it had been for America, I decided to look into to some of the expenditures.  Now for him to say that there was not “one dollar” spent on pork, that fueled my wondering mind.  I started looking into pork but, I got sidetracked by another subject.

This was an article researched by The Press Democrat.  Now let me apologize for the subject matter but it is in fact….fact.  The subject is sex and I suppose these bullet points are considered important to some people in the world of health.  Before I go any farther, let me assure you that after reading these summaries, I dug further to check some of them out because, I could not believe what I was reading.  This is not the whole list but the one’s I had time to verify.  Here are some examples of what “some” of our tax dollars are working on.

  1. Did you know we have spent $221,355 through Indiana University, to study why young men do not like using condoms?
  2. We have spent $219,000 of our recent stimulus money to find out if alcohol has any influence on the sexual behavior in young girls.  Call anyone for $1.00 and save $218,999!
  3. At the University of Illinois, $123,000 of our precious stimulus dollars were spent to determine how people use drugs to enhance their sex life.  I can’t believe people would really do that….sex and drugs…or drugs and sex.
  4. Here’s a good one.  The University of Minnesota received $190,464….to determine what you might ask?  It appears the American people needed to know more about sex reversal in mice.  I called the White House and told them that the next time I saw a mouse headed across the floor, I would grab him up and ask him “Do you want to be a girl”?  If he says yes…I can do the operation right there on the spot.  No need for stimulus dollars here!  Never heard back.
  5. $1.97 million has been allocated to the USC School of Social Work, under the guidance of Suzanne Wenzel, to help understand the sexual risk behavior of homeless men.  2 million!
  6. Do you think that this administration needs to spend $128,000 to decide if quiet buffalo have more sex than noisy bison?  Wonder how much they would pay me for info on this annoying bull about 500 yards from my house?
  7. We just spent $330,697 at a university in Oregon, to determine how sheep choose their sexual partners.  The study is in the early stages but so far we have discovered that 8% of rams prefer same sex mating partners.  How many of us have suspected that might be the case?
  8. Specialists with the New York Psychiatric Institute have been allotted $400,000 to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk…In Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Why could we not have conducted that study in lets say Boston, Atlanta or Frisco, and at least have kept the money circulating in the good old USA?  There are plenty of drunk gays in those cities….and others….inside our borders.  Sounds like someone just wanted to take a fun road trip….on our money.
  9. Here is my last example and favorite of all.  The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse has been given $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to “drink responsibly while on the job”.  The Wayne State University professor running the program says China has an HIV problem.  So?  Why should 3 million of our stimulus dollars be spent teaching Chinese prostitutes how to stay sober while performing their task????  Well, bottom line is this.  China felt it was only the right thing to do since we already support such programs in….get this….Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Namibia, among others.  Well in that case…why not?  Sorry I didn’t understand and I certainly would not want to slight Chinese prostitutes of an education.  Then again….maybe this is a credit on all the money we owe them!

My question is this.  Is this what we call “creating jobs” in using these stimulus dollars?  That’s all I’ve heard about…how many jobs have been created…or saved.  I haven’t heard about all these studies with our money.

Sad part is this.  That money could have been spread among a lot of small business to create “real” jobs, that would have served a noble and worthwhile purpose.  Problem is, I can’t name you one small business that has heard from the government, wanting to give them any dollars in order to stimulate the American economy.  Small business is on its own.  Not so much for China, Argentina and all the others…..including the mice and the sheep!  This is just the tip of a piece of ice…certainly not the tip of the burg itself!!

Until next time….keep watch and America Bless God.

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