Thursday, January 26, 2012

I read this this morning, and thought it was worth reposting.  Thanks, NaturalNews!

(NaturalNews) "To imprison us all" is a poem by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, written to counter the loss of liberty currently being witnessed across all levels of society:

To imprison our memories, they gave us revisionist history.

To imprison our present-day minds, they made us drink fluoride.

To imprison our biology, they gave usprescription medications.

To imprison our ideas, they created intellectual property laws.

To imprison our legal identities, they created social security numbers.

To imprison our children, they gave us vaccines.

To imprison our mental health, they gave us psychiatry.

To imprison our agriculture, they created genetically modified seeds.

To imprison our soils, they created chemical pesticides.

To imprison our sense of self worth, they created fashion and cosmetics.

To imprison our speech, they created SOPA.

To imprison our persons and effects, they created the TSA.

To imprison our protests, they created the NDAA.

To imprison our productivity, they created the IRS.

To imprison our money supply, they created the Federal Reserve.

To imprison our financial future, they created endless debt.

To imprison our consumption habits, they created television advertising.

To imprison our perspective, they created television news.

To imprison our medical professionals, they created medical schools.

To imprison scientific truth, they created science journals.

To imprison our teenage boys, they created violent video games.

To imprison our teenage girls, they created Gardasil.

To imprison our online interactions, they created search engine profiling and tracking technology.

To imprison our sex, they created sexual dysfunction diseases.

To imprison our foods and farms, they created the Health Department.

And then,

To secure the prisons against resistance, they passed gun restriction laws.

To quell dissent, they taught the masses to be dehumanized and dumbed-down.

To solidy their arrogance over the masses, they erected a scientific dictatorship.

To ensure blind obedience, they positioned government as savior.


While the prisons were numerous and carefully constructed,

No matter how hard they tried,

They could not imprison our souls.

And once we recognized the prisons,

And identified those responsible for building them,

We rose up against them,

Setting free our minds,

Our bodies

Our children

Our productivity

Our liberties

And our futures.

We are Americans. To imprison us all...

Is inconceivable.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thomas Jefferson

Why can't we have men like this today?  Thanks, Chuck!


At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence ..

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello ..

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence .

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. 
He made this statement:

"This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe ..
>>> Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
>>> Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

For Lana

For Lana!

Pickles Cartoon for Jan/24/2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Walking can add minutes to your life..
  This enables you at 85 years old to spend
  an additional 5 months in a nursing home
  at $7000 per month.

  My grandpa started walking
   five miles a day when he was 60.
   Now he's 97 years old and we
    don't know where on earth he is
  I like long walks,
   especially when they are taken
   by people who annoy me.
  The only reason I would take up walking
   is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

I have to walk early in the morning,
   before my brain figures out what I'm doing

  I joined a health club last year ...
   spent about 400 bucks.
   Haven't lost a pound.
   Apparently you have to go there.
  Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
  I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

  The advantage of exercising every day
   is so when you die, they'll say,
   ....'Well, she looks good doesn't she.'

  If you are going to try cross-country skiing, 
  start with a small country.
  I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years,......
  ..... just getting over the hill.

 We all get heavier as we get older,
  because there's a lot more information in our heads.
  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  .... and  
   Every time I start thinking too much about how I look,
   I just find a Happy Hour, and by the time I leave,
   I look just fine
     You could run this over to your friends.......
   But just e-mail it to them!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pickles - Folding Clothes

This reminds me so much of my dad.  He was always in 'awe' how we girls could fold all kinds of clothes, and now my hubby is the same.  I guess 'folding' clothes is in a lady's DNA!

Opal and Earl remind me of Vern and me so often!

Pickles Cartoon for Jan/18/2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali turns 70 today. Whether you are a fan or not you have to admit that he was a great athlete and stellar boxer. Thinking about him sends me back to my youthful years when things seemed a bit simpler. In honor of the day I give you a few thoughtful quotes from the man ...

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room.

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

Monday, January 16, 2012

And Now It Is Winter....

You know,time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the  passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like ages ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is: the winter of my life … and it catches me by surprise.

How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? 

I remember well...seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.But,here it is: my friends are retired and getting gray...they move slower and I see an older person now.  Some are in better and some worse shape than me,but I see the great change.Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant. Like me,their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.  

And taking a nap is not a treat anymore: it's mandatory!  Cause if I don't on my own free will, I will just fall asleep where I sit! And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But at least I know that though the winter has come, I'm not sure how long it will last.And this I know: when it's's over! Yes, I have regrets.

There are things I wish I hadn't done and things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime. If you're not in your winter yet,let me remind you that it will be here faster than you think...So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it NOW Don't put things off too long!!
Life goes by so quickly! So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! 

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life, so live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember. Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who Come after...

Those of us who know the Lord as Savior, will have an afterlife with Him.  John 3:16 has been searched on the internet thousands of times this past week.  If you didn't search it, here it is!

This is His promise to us!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Southern Confidence

President Barack Obama was in the Oval Office when his telephone rang.
“Hello, President Obama” a heavily accented southern voice said. “This is Archie, down here at Joe ‘s Catfish Shack, in Mobile , and I am callin’ to tell ya’ll that we are officially declaring war on ya!”
“Well Archie,” Barack replied, “This is indeed important news! How big is your army?”
“Right now,” said Archie, after a moments calculation “there is myself, my cousin Harold , my next-door-neighbor Randy, and the whole dart team from Hooters. That makes eight!”
Barack paused. “I must tell you Archie that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command.”
“Wow,” said Archie. “I’ll have to call ya back!”
Sure enough, the next day, Archie called again. ” Mr. Obama , the war is still on! We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!”
“And what equipment would that be Archie?” Barack asked.
“Well sir, we have two combines, a bulldozer, and Harry ‘s farm tractor.”
President Obama sighed. “I must tell you Archie, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers. Also I’ve increased my army to one and a half million since we last spoke.”
“Lord above”, said Archie, “I’ll be getting back to ya.”
Sure enough, Archie called again the next day. ” President Obama ! I am sorry to have to tell you that we have had to call off this here war.”
“I’m sorry to hear that” said Barack. “Why the sudden change of heart?”
Well, sir,” said Archie, “we’ve all sat ourselves down and had a long chat over sweet tea, and come to realize that there’s just no way we can feed that many prisoners.”

Shamelessly stolen from Snig!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


How precious is this...

In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth
to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs.
Unfortunately, Due to complications in the pregnancy,
the cubs were born prematurely
and due to their tiny size,
they died shortly after birth.

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery,
suddenly started to decline in health,
Although physically she was fine. 

The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter
had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. 

The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate
another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve.

After checking with many other zoos across the country,
the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs
of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. 

The veterinarians decided to try something
that had never been tried in a zoo environment. 

Sometimes a mother of one species
will take on the care of a different species. 

The only orphans' that could be found quickly,
were a litter of weanling pigs. 

The zoo keepers and vets
wrapped the piglets in tiger skin
and placed the babies around the mother tiger... 

Would they become cubs or pork chops?

Take a look... you won't believe your eyes


Now, please tell me one more time ...
Why can't the rest of the world get along?
I am sending this to all that love animals.............It is just too cute not to pass on.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Grandma Love

Seen on Face Book this morning!
How true is this!

I love my grandkids:
Zach, Mollie, Sicily, Katie, Josiah, Noah, Lily, Dahlia, Tansy, Shailyn, Tyler, and Kylan!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Here are twenty tips for better living in the New Year:

Shamelessly copied from Daily Encounter!

 1. Rise and pray every day: "Again today, dear God, I
     commit and trust my life and way to you. I'm available.
     Please use me to be 'as Jesus' to every life I touch."
 2. Don't sweat the small stuff.
 3. Remember these simple sentences: "I was wrong."
     "I am sorry." "Please forgive me." "Thank you." Say
     them whenever needed and say "I love you" often—
     whether needed or not.
 4. Come apart and rest a while before you come apart—
     stress is a killer.
 5. Remember, "Nothing changes if nothing changes."
 6. Don't nurse grudges: "Failing to forgive is like drinking
     poison and waiting for the other person to die."
 7. Carpe diem. Seize the day. "Opportunity comes to
     pass—not to pause."
 8. Quit the blame-game—"choice, not chance, determines
 9. Control your thinking or your thinking will control you.
     "What the mind dwells on the body acts on."
10. Invest your life in a worthwhile cause by having a
     noble purpose for which to live—one that is bigger than
     yourself—one that will help make your world a better
     place in which to live.
11. Be a positive realist. You will always see what you are
      looking for: "Two men look out the same prison bars.
      One sees mud, the other stars."
12. The greatest abilities are availability, dependability,
      and responsibility."
13. "There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience."
14. "Smooth seas never make skillful sailors."
15. When God is silent. "I believe in the sun even when it
      isn't shining. I believe in love even when I am alone.
      I believe in God even when he is silent."
16. Cry when needed. "Every unshed tear is a prism
     through which all of life's hurts are distorted."
17. Laugh a lot. It's still the best medicine.
18. Remember, "The bumps are what we climb on."
19. Fear not. At least 95 percent of the things we fear
     never happen. Trust God for the other five percent.
20. Have faith and put God first with your time, talents,
     and tithe (money).