No, I'm (Sal) not a democrat, nor a republican, nor an independent party member, but a citizen of America doing my best to prevent division in our nation to better work together for the next generation and the world!
A Workman Approved by God
".. 14Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly...
..4And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will...
Getting involved with politics and want to serve God? I have friends who say that the "church" is not doing enough to make a difference, so they get involve with politics to do so... Well, they can! However, whether you are making a difference in the "church" or "politics"-you can do so much because you need God! Is he #1 in whatever agenda you do-that's what it means when you asked Him to be Lord of your life, right? Do you know what making Jesus Lord of your life is? Check this out=>personal relationship story!
Next, not many people know that they can "serve" God whereever they are. You don't have to stand in a pulpit to "preach". In fact "preach as less words and do it with more action" (St. Francis) through your lifestyle! We have too many "politicians" and "Christians too" talk the talk, but not walk the walk! "You must be the change the world see before you can make a difference" (Mahatma Ghandi?) Many politicans are getting a "bad wrapped" because of being found guilty of some scandal:
-Richard Nixon in Watergate
-Bill Clinton in the "Monica Lewinsky Affair"
-the list goes on....
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,  Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.-Isaiah 9
...see GoodnewsUSA: Politics
Other "Disgusting-Childish" Campaign Story Battle Across our Nation:
I don't totally believe everything what President George Bush does, but we (Citizens of this nation) need to respect our authoritative figures!...
"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God."-Romans 13:1
Have you ever been an authoritative position (e.g. Residential Adviser of 35+ college students, leader of a campus ministry, etc...)? Did you ever had people complain about your? Was it easy? You tried your best, righ? If you do have problems with any authoritative figure, my advise is to first "pray" for them! Make a list of the "positives" of that person. Then make a list of "advices" for that person to work on. Ask God how you can be a person of help-participant (does something) instead of a onlooker (does nothing)!
What are the issues?
(e.g.death penatly, abortion, affirmative action, war, separation of church and state-how far do we go? -see down below- etc...)
Undecided (take the questionaaire by Time magazine found in this page)?
Still undecided? Yes, I've heard that neither candidates "fit" your vote; however, no individual or party is perfect. That is why I'm glad to fully-totally put all my dependence and trust in my Heavenly Father (see personal relationship) Well, what's your first #1 priority issue? Is it "good" for you as an "individual" or the "whole"? Ask and seek Him! As a Christian (even though we are "citizens" of Heaven and not of this world, it's our duty to bring the "taste of the Kingdom" on earth), we need to be "involved"-"ask not what your country can do for you, but ask your Heavenly Father what YOU can do for our community, state, nation, and world"
Both claim to be "Christians" (each quoted Bible verses too during the 3rd final debate), so what? Yes, we don't have the right to judge them, but do we see the "Christ-like-fruit" (Matthew 7:15-23 or Galatians 5:22-24) that Jesus and his followers talk about in the New Testament?
Other Related Resources:
As I was biking around town today (Tuesday, Nov 2nd), an African-American friend of mine and I were talking about cultural-race being an issues. I decided to re"search" on this issue:
Election Day is Today!
It's 12:51 CDT Tuesday, November 2nd 2004! I haven't voted yet, but I plan to do so later this afternoon with my housemate. I was taking a nap this afternoon and God reminded me with this...
This is a quote in the U.S's monetary, which we as a nation needs to do. No matter what happens after the election, we need to put our total trust and dependence on Him. There is no such thing as a "perfect" President, man, or human being! Why should we put our total trust in a President, leader, nation, or man? Instead, we should be praying for "them" and focus on what we can do (see dependence on God)...
"12 "But when you saw that Nahash king of the Ammonites was moving against you, you said to me, 'No, we want a king to rule over us'-even though the LORD your God was your king. 13 Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the LORD has set a king over you. 14 If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God-good! 15 But if you do not obey the LORD , and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers."-1 Sammuel 12
Above is part of a story how Israel was provided by a King. I see this as the history (see beginning of 1 Chronicles 5 and chapters after on history of past kings of Israel and Judah, which we can learn a lot from their mistakes and relate to our present current political situation)-the beginning of rulers and authorities (e.g. Presidents, Prime Ministers, etc...) that have led, leads, and will continue to lead nations of this world. However, there is no ruler that is perfect because the only one that has, is, and will always be perfect is Christ our King-for those who acknowledges Him (see personal relationship)
We do need government to prevent chaos and set order. As a U.S. citizen, we can easily complain how "corrupt" it is in this country. However, one should visit other countries and realize we don't have it all that bad. What happens if we don't have government? Have you ever seen the movies..
-"Lord of the Flies" (my free essays)
*read this in school growing-up
Lord Of The Flies Movie Trailer
"Ms. Beran 9th Grade English RAFT Project "
-Postman (starring Kevin Costner) no government after a post nuclear disaster
The Postman (1997)
"Starring: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Olivia Williams Director: Kevin Costner In a post-apocalyptic, totally anarchic America, circa 2013, a defector from the ranks of murderous despot General Bethlehem masquerades as a representative of the good old U.S. Postal Service. But his ruse so delights the weary, oppressed people he meets that it indeed becomes real--and he finds ..."
RNC Welcoming Committee
*made news during first week of September (see GoodnewsMinnesota: Politics)
"...12. Who are you? How do you operate? What do you do?
We are a group of Twin Cities residents facilitating resistance to the 2008 Republican National Convention. Fed up with our dysfunctional and oppressive social system, we are organizing for a world of justice, equality, and direct democracy. We all agree on our Points of Unity. We operate by consensus, and our activities are planned and executed collectively. As anarchists and anti-authoritarians, we�re very diverse. We�re often portrayed as mindlessly destructive but, in contrast to our critics, we recognize that the power for positive change lies directly in our hands, and not in the hands of an elite few...."-FAQ
1. Romans 13:1
[ Submission to the Authorities ] Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
2. Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.
3. 1 Peter 2:13
[ Submission to Rulers and Masters ] Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
Yes, the "Church" (both Catholic and Protestants) have their "mistakes" too, which is why we need to Full Rely On God by having Jesus be Lord of your life!...think that's one-sided or too "conservative" for you? Well, being not selfish is part of the Christian walk!
There is a separation of "church and state" (religious tolerance), but their will never be a disection or they can't take away what's in your heart-God! As the nation battles on this issue, let's not forget about our (nation and world's) history when we do eliminate God completely from out nation (e.g. remember 9/11!) If you already got Jesus in your heart, you can be a "light" to the politicians in government-"marketplace"
How? We'll look in the Bible of the many "politicians":
-Moses (Exodus 7:7 "rubbed shoulders with the Pharaoh), who was involved with the Egyptian "elite" before finding his true "Hebrew" identity
-King David (2 Sammuel)
more.....(Bible and Liberal Arts: under "sociology")
Q: Did you know that Billy Graham, evangelist, was an adviser to some U.S. Presidents?
A: "Just As I Am", an autobiography of Mr. Graham shares stories of 9 U.S. Presidents he served as a "spiritual adviser"
Need the Lord's help in the political arena?
"Heavenly Father, I invite you to be the Lord of my life in the work you given me in government/politics. I can't do it without you, so I as you Jesus to be Lord of my workplace. In Jesus name...Amen!"
*David's prayer in Psalm 26
"Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have led a blameless life...redeem me and be merciful to me. My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the Lord"
Separation of Church/Religion and State
This has been an on-going issues, which folks have told me that it started when they banned prayer from schools and now they are going too far. Now you wonder why 9/11 might have happened!
As a Christian, there are many political issues that we may disagree with, but we have to be careful to not get too emotional and lose that focus to love one another. I see many protesting going on when it comes to various issues that Christians disagree with. Some issues, we somewhat get pressured to agree with to avoid any offense...
"11Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us."-1 Peter 2:11
There are times we need to be bold (with the help of the Holy Spirit) and not leave our ground in faith.
From : Cunningham
To : "GEORGE
Subject : Fw: Fw: Excellent: ACLU and crosses on Federal property
Sent : Saturday, November 22, 2003 1:33 PM
Did you see in the news last week where the A C L U doesn't want any crosses on any Federal property? Well duh......... (Scroll Down)
(I believe this is the Arlington National Cemetery, please correct me if I'm wrong)
Let them try and remove these!! What are these people thinking?? At what point do we say, enough is enough? Please pass this on to as many people possible as quickly as you can even if you normally don't do this type of thing. Some messages just need to be forwarded and this is most certainly one of them. Please take the time.
...more pictures on Human Events Online
Can't Stereotype or Prejudge
After watching the 2004 Campaign and Elections, I noticed how people can get "overboard" (e.g. my housemate chose to put a "Bush/Chenney" sign in our front yard, which was ripped the weekend before the elections) and "too emotional" into it. If you label yourself with one of the parties, you automatically get "categorized" or "stereotype". That is why I didn't affiliate myself with either party because I don't totally believe with all the issues of any of the parties. You might be automatically labeled "negatively". I hear this example use a lot: When I say I like "ice cream", what picture comes to your mind...chocolate, mint, on a dish or a cone, etc...It can be many things depending on the "eye of the beholder" or "your personal experience". The same goes with either political parties. I was chatting with someone last night (Friday, November 5th) at a local coffee shop. He told me how his sister hates "Bush". I asked him why would she hater him? He began to share about the organge poison gas issue from the Persian Gulf War, which U.S. Soldiers were lied/decieved by their upper authorities (e.g. Bush). Well, one of these soldiers is the husband of my friend's sister. This explains why he and his wife hates "Bush". A "Republican" who is for "moral issues and values" may label this soldier one who doesn't value "moral issues or values" of the Republican Party. This individual "Republican" may not understand automatically why this individual "hates Bush" until he/she hears their story. Instead of jumping to conclusions of individuals, we need to understand where they are coming from. It's an example of racism, in which people stereotype or "prejudge" a person before they get a chance to know the individual.
"Government Citizens!": Pray for Our Leaders
Instead of complaining and ridiculing these politicians, pray for them! Then ask God what can you do to play a part in making our local community, state, nation, or world better? Just like John F. Kennedy's famous challenge (inagural) speech, "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country..." in January 20th, 1961
Yes, we need to submit to "governmental" authorities (Romans 13:1-7), so we need to make sure we submit to those that are "right with God".
"7 "Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"-1 Kings 3
Also, we need to pray for the President's Administration Team and Leaders's (local, state, and national level) Advisers overall:
1 Kings 4
Solomon's Officials and Governors
"1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. 2 And these were his chief officials:
Azariah son of Zadok-the priest;
3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha-secretaries;
Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud-recorder;
4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada-commander in chief;
Zadok and Abiathar-priests;
5 Azariah son of Nathan-in charge of the district officers;
Zabud son of Nathan-a priest and personal adviser to the king;
6 Ahishar-in charge of the palace;
Adoniram son of Abda-in charge of forced labor.
7 Solomon also had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year."
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, [b] Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace"-Isaiah 9
1998 - Enemy of the State - Trailer
"Robert dean is a mild-mannered lawyer who works in Washington D.C. He is on the trail of a kingpin named Pintero. Meanwhile, a politician named Thomas Reynolds is negotiating with Congressman Phillip Hammerson about a new surveillance system with satellites. But, Hammerson declines, that is when Reynolds had Hammerson killed, but this murder was caught on tape, and this person was being chased by Reynolds' team of NSA agents, the guy must ditch the tape, so he plants it on Dean (unbeknownst to Dean). Then, the NSA decides to get into Dean's life. That is when Dean's life began to fall apart all around him, with his wife and job both gone. Dean wants to find out what is going on. Then, he meets a man named "Brill" who tells him that Dean has something that the government wants. Thta is when Dean and Brill formulate a plan to get Dean's life back and turn the Tables on Reynolds. "
Enemy of the State (film)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"...is a 1998 spy film about a group of rogue NSA agents who kill a Congressman in a political-related murder, and then try to cover up the murder by destroying evidence and intimidating witnesses..."
The Good Shepherd Trailer
"trailer from the movie "The Good Shepherd", released on the official website "
*see GoodnewsEverybody: Latino-Cuban
The Good Shepherd (2006), from imdb.com
"More of a character study of Edward Wilson (played in stolid, very serious fashion by MATT DAMON) than a straightforward spy yarn, it manages to hold the interest even though it uses the flashback method of storytelling that is apt to confuse a viewer if it isn't done well. But here again, there is a flaw--it covers a span of twenty or more years but the aging of the central character is never quite convincing enough. Damon never looks that much older than his grown son--whereas a few gray hairs might have helped considerably. As his grown son, EDDIE REDMAYNE does reasonably well as the man seeking his father's approval." The Good Shepherd (film) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"...is a 2006 spy film directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, with an extensive supporting cast. Although it is a fictional film loosely based on real events, it is advertised as telling the untold story of the birth of counter-intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency. It is a Morgan Creek Productions film distributed by Universal Pictures. The film's main character, Edward Wilson (portrayed by Matt Damon), is loosely based on James Jesus Angleton and Richard M. Bissell. William Hurt's character, Phillip Allen, is largely based on Allen Dulles, while General Bill Sullivan, played by Robert De Niro, is loosely based on Major General William Joseph Donovan....
...The timeline moves to post-war Berlin, where the Allies and the Soviets, in a race for technological superiority, are vying to recruit as many German scientists as possible. Edward encounters his Soviet counterpart, codenamed "Ulysses", who praises Edward as a formidable adversary. Edward interviews potential German informants with the aid of a female interpreter, Hanna Schiller (Martina Gedeck), who wears a hearing aid. When Edward makes a rare phone call home, he inadvertently learns from his young son, Edward, Jr., that Clover is seeing another man. After the phone call, Hanna enters Edward's office and invites him to her house. After cooking dinner, she asks him to stay, and they end up having sex. Afterwards, Edward realizes that Hanna can hear him without the use of her hearing aid, exposing her as a Soviet operative who has infiltrated OSS activities. Edward has Hanna killed and notifies Ulysses by having her hearing aid planted into his tea pot..."
James Jesus Angleton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"...the "mother" of today's CIA for his deep role in its formation and operations.
Angleton is notable for both his long tenure as the CIA's foremost "spy catcher" (as Chief of Counter-Intelligence), but also his being deceived by a Soviet spy, Kim Philby. When Philby's close associates in Britain's Most Secret Services, MacLean and Burgess, defected, it was immediately clear that Philby had staged a massive and unprecedented long-term espionage ring in both the US and the U.K, directly under the noses of the finest minds in Counter-Intelligence available, including Angleton. Angleton's faith in his abilities was deeply shaken by how Philby had so successfully fooled him for so long; from that point on he was best known for his exceptional and relentless sensitivity to any sign of further moles within the CIA....
According to former CIA officer Robert Baer: "Angleton was truly a bit of a lunatic. He fancied himself as a serious poet. He was half-Mexican [via his mother], very tall and gangly, a raconteur who could stay up all night talking. In fact, he fairly well destroyed the CIA single-handedly because of his paranoia....
...was born in Boise, Idaho to Carmen Mercedes Moreno. His father, James Hugh Angleton, was a cavalry officer who owned the NCR franchise in pre-war Italy, and later joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). His parents met in Mexico while his father was serving under General John "Black Jack" Pershing. His mother was renowned in Mexico's high society for her beauty....br> CIA career
CIA recruited him shortly before its formation, and he continued his counter-intelligence activities there, first returning to Rome and his previous counter-intelligence position, where the knowledge of cryptography he had obtained from Ultra is said to have served him well. He turned his attentions to the KGB and the Soviet nuclear weapons program with its probable reliance on technology leaked from the American Manhattan Project....
Rise in influence in the CIA
Beginning in 1951 Angleton was responsible for cooperation with Israel's Mossad and Shin Bet agencies, a relationship he managed closely for virtually the remainder of his career. It has been claimed that, in this capacity, Angleton directed CIA assistance to the Israeli nuclear weapons program (See Samuel Katz, Soldier Spies, 1992)..
*see the movie "Munich" (2006 by Speilberg)=>GoodnewsEverybody: MiddleEast-Israelite
William Colby From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... (January 4, 1920 – April 27, 1996) spent a career in intelligence for the United States, culminating in holding the post of Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from September, 1973, to January, 1976.
During World War II Colby served with the Office of Strategic Services. After the war he joined the newly created CIA. Before and during the Vietnam War, Colby served as Chief of Station in Saigon, Chief of CIA's Far East Division, and head of the Civil Operations and Rural Development effort; he was responsible for the Phoenix Program. After Vietnam, Colby became Director of Central Intelligence and during his tenure revealed a large amount of information about U.S. intelligence activities to the Church Committee. Colby served as DCI under President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford and was replaced by future President George H.W. Bush on January 30, 1976...
Early life and family
was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1920...
Central Intelligence Agency
Colby then spent much of the 1950s based in Rome, where he led the Agency's covert political operations campaign to support anti-Communist parties in their electoral contests against left wing, Soviet Union-associated parties. The Christian Democrat and allied parties won several key elections in the 1950s, preventing a takeover by the Communist Party....
On Saturday, April 27, 1996, Colby died in an apparent boating accident near his home in Rock Point, Maryland, although his body was actually found, underwater, on Monday, May 6, 1996. The subsequent inquest found that he died from drowning and hypothermia after collapsing from a heart attack or stroke and falling out of his canoe, and there was no further investigation.
 Theories about death
Although the inquest into Colby's death found he had died of natural causes, there were some suspicious circumstances: he rarely went canoeing at night; he had not spoken to his wife of any plans to go canoeing; his house was unlocked, with the radio and computer on and the remains of a meal on the table; there was no sign of the life-jacket his friends said he usually wore; and his body was found approximately 20 yards (18 m) from the canoe (itself found 100 yards (91 m) from the house) after the area had been thoroughly searched several times. Several allegations that Colby was murdered have been made:..
*met him during a conference (see Hmong Youth Leadership Confrence in Washington D.C.) less than a month prior!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"It centers on the controversial CIA practice of extraordinary rendition, and is based on the true story of Khalid El-Masri who was mistaken for Khalid al-Masri. The movie also has similarities to the case of Maher Arar...."
When a Single Story Has a Thousand Sides Article Tools Sponsored By By A. O. SCOTT Published: October 19, 2007 (movies.nytimes.com)
"...Everyone in the movie, that is, receives a sympathetic hearing. The North African police chief who supervises the beating and water-boarding of an innocent prisoner, the American intelligence official who puts the prisoner into the torturer’s hands, the senator who hesitates to intervene. They may be villains, but they see their actions as justified, something they have in common with the conscience-stricken Central Intelligence Agency analyst and the reluctant jihadist who are their adversaries. ..."
Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee tells his story
"Since January 2002, the US has released just over 260 prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. One of them is Moazzam Begg, a British national who grew up in Birmingham. Since his release, he's been campaigning for the release of other prisoners and has written a book about his own experiences. "
Guantanamo Bay interrogation video released - 15 July 08, from youtube.com
"...In the video, a Canadian Security Intelligence Services agent is shown grilling Omar Khadr in 2003, when he was 15. The video shows him weeping, his face buried in his hands. Khadr also tells his captors he's been tortured. The Canadian citizen is accused of throwing a grenade that killed a US soldier during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan. Al Jazeera's Dan Nolan tells the story."
Guantanamo Bay The Truth, from youtube.com
"Media Coursework Production, Truth about guantanamo bay."
Khalid El-Masri From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
" (born June 29, 1963) is a German citizen who was detained, flown to Afghanistan, interrogated and allegedly tortured by the CIA for several months as a part of the War on Terror. Afterwards he was released. This extrajudicial detention was apparently due to a misunderstanding that arose concerning the similarity of the spelling of El-Masri's name with the spelling of suspected terrorist al-Masri (the names are spelled the same way when using Arabic script).
El-Masri was born in Kuwait to Lebanese parents. He grew up in Lebanon. He based his application for asylum on his membership in "al-Tawhid". He was granted asylum, and in 1994 he obtained German citizenship through previous marriage with a German woman. In 1996, he married a fellow Lebanese and has several children....
El-Masri wrote in the Los Angeles Times that, while held in Afghanistan, he was beaten and repeatedly interrogated. He has also claimed that he was sodomized. He was kept in a bare, squalid cell, given only meager rations to eat and putrid water to drink. In February, CIA officers in Kabul began to suspect his passport was genuine. The passport was sent to the CIA headquarters in Langley where in March the CIA's Office of Technical Services concluded it was indeed genuine. Discussion over what to do with El-Masri included secretly transporting him back to Republic of Macedonia, without informing German authorities, dumping him, and denying any claims he made. In the end they did inform the German government, without apologizing, and were able to persuade the Germans to remain silent.[...
6 years ago when I was an RA and an MCSA Rep my junior year, I started to get more involved with student politics. I helped lobbied for the now RFC, which I talked one and one with now Mayor of St. Paul Randy Kelly; back then, he was one of the Minnesota State Legislature. The RFC came about after I graduated, but the work towards getting it paid off as I'm a active member now. I would not imagine going to Atlanta with 14 members from the Morris community to share about the RFC in front of 12 judges (mayor, political figures, etc...)
I went on a 4 day conference type competition representing Morris for All American City in 2004. I was representing the cultural diversity aspect of my community, along with the church population. I witnessed many opportunities where God or the faith-religious aspect played a part on this 4-day trip:
Wednesday, June 9th: I had an opportunity to share my faith with the hotel fitness cleaner/janitor (AJ) the first night. I told him that God can use (see purpose) us anywhere, and how He has used me working at a group home for developmentaly disabled/physically challenged adults-if we ask Him! AJ seem very interested, so I told him that God can use him here. I told him that the Bible can be a good guidance and he asked me, "where should I start reading?". Like many people asking where to start, I told him to read the Book of John.
Thursday, June 11th: During the Civic Fair part of the event (see), they had various represented cities do a performance (jazz band with drumming, Jamaican music to Beetles' "Yesterday", and various dancing from different parts of the country). One that sticked out was the group from Springfield, Ohio; they had a church choir sing "Kick the devil out of the City". It was a very soul-filling gospel music! I thought this was an awesome part of the Civic Fair, which was a seed planter of faith that the church community is part of the backbone (e.g. Chris Rock mentioned this in his movie) of the community.
Sunday, June 13th 2004-Worship Service (same as the atlanta trip website) I woke-up early on Sunday morning hoping to attend the famous Ebenezzer Baptist Church (service start @8am) , where Martin Luther King Jr. attended. Five years ago, I had an opportunity to visit here during a Impact Conference. I was too tired to get up as I was up till 2am packing after last nights adventure around town. I got up around 7:45am and ended up going to a nearby church service. In fact, I found this when I was touring the surrounding area earlier. It was a storefront church called "Universal Church: Stop Suffering Center" (205 Peachtree St.) 1.800.704.0194, located across the Westin Plaza. I made it in time (@9:15a) to see most of the service-45 of the 60 minutes. I was hoping to experience a happening' holly rollers service with some wake-up gospel music, but there was none in the vicinity of the Marriot (There was a Catholic Church and a Methodist Church started @11am a couple blocks from the hotel). I was able to hear part of the message that I missed, he talked about Harriet Tubman, famous African-American Women known for the Undeground Railroad. I felt the message was very life applicable-"What are you willing to sacrifice (time, money, bad friends-influences, materialism, etc...things that may distract you from your focus on growing in your relationship with God) to get your prayers answered (my interpretation of the sermon). After the service, there was another one-in Spanish. I then went back to the hotel to meet the others by 11:45am to ride the transit to the airport.
...more of Atlanta 2004 Trip Report
Throughout the trip in Atlanta, my group from the Morris Team witnessed many beggars asking for money. I told a sister in Christ that the Bible mentions "Silver or Gold I don't have, but I have Jesus", which many of them need. However, the church not only needs to share Jesus, we need to show how Jesus would help them get back on their feet. "We can give a man a fish that will last them a day, but if we teach them how to fish-it'll last them a lifetime!". I hope the churches of all our communities can live by this principle in making our community more of an "all heavenly-city"; not just an "all-american city"!
Despite not winning the ten finalist of 30 All American City Finalist, I was well pleased to get to know the various leaders of the Morris Team. I pray that this is just the beginning of a continuing growing relationship building of our community to work together and that "we would hold each other up" (saying encouragement from Dave Johnson, who critique our presentation) to this! This trip made me want to seek God more on how I and the church can be used more effectively in our communities-partnering in our common vision with others to make a difference in our different ways to do so.
Please keep these public officials in prayer:
Carol Wilcox-Mayor of Morris
Stevens County Commissioners
Terry Westrom-State Representative of District 11A
Dallas Sams-State Senator of District 11
"Meet the Candidates"
(local/state/national/ representative, county commisioners)
will be at the AMerican Legion on:
Thursday, October 14th @7pm
American Legion (on W. 5th St./Hwy 28 by Casey's)
Sponsored by: American Vets
Cy Thao-State Representative (UMM Alumn 93')
Keep the following officials in prayer:
Government Cabinet Level Departments Minnesota Judicial Branch, courts
Minnesota Court of Appeals
-Norm Coleman, U.S. Senator (former St. Paul Mayor, who I met in person when he came over to my social studies class back in Harding Senior High School during Spring of 1995)
Letter of encouragment on Tuesday, January 24th of 2006:
"Dear Honorable U.S. Senator Norm Coleman,
I just wanted to e-mail you an encouragement to keep up the good work in the federal level you are in. As a former St. Paul (move to Morris after graduating from UMM in 1999) resident, it's been awesome to see you grow in your influence from a local to global level. I remember when I first met you in person-back in 1995 when you visited my social studies class at St. Paul Harding Senior High. I was very quiet back then, but did listen to your awesome vision for our city; which came true!
I'm currently living in Morris, MN where I feel God has put me to make a difference. I just want to let you know I'll be praying for you as you make in impact for our state and the world. Keep up the good work as God leads you to fulfill the plan (Jeremiah 29:11) He destined for you and the people He has you to influence....
Proud Minnesota/former St. Paul resident,
Aug. 7-8 Saturday-Sunday
Twin Cities Luis Palau Festival
At the State Capitol. Twin Cities Christians, join the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association in praying for a mighty harvest of souls to be reached through this event. Invite friends & family. Join us at the Capitol in St. Paul. www.twincitiesfestival.org. 952-929-1421.
MN POLICE BRUTALITY MINNEAPOLIS KKK COPS OBAMA
"Minneapolis Police EXPOSED- KKK affiliations-FBI Co- Intel Pro affiliations (MN Police have strong lineage to the Chicago Cook County Police who tortured mutilated and experimented on blacks as part of FBI Co-Intel Pro operations-*FBI Co-Intel Pro murdered Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton and other leaders of the civil rights movement), general brutality and corruption, Minneapolis JUDICIAL CORRUPTION targeting blacks, victims of police brutality (that includes all of society in the police state in which we live for those who might otherwise think this is simply a race issue-example-RNC home raids and 1st/ 4th Amendment violations!)and the poor- The Minneapolis police are so notorious they were sued by THEIR OWN BLACK POLICE -for KKK threats against them in their interdepartmental email in boxes-watch the video- AND they have THREATENED VARIOUS BLACK/MUSLIM MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT WITH RACIAL SLURS AND KKK INSIGNIA!-Watch the Video-...
Branches of Government
Tim Hawkins - The Government Can
"See Tims other videos at www.timhawkins.net"
I have just signed Grassfire's "Friend of the Court" brief supporting keeping the phrase "under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance.
Grassfire has submitted this official brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of hundreds of thousands of citizens who support the Pledge. Their goal is to rally 200,000 citizens who want their support of the Pledge noted in the official Supreme Court record of the case.
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to decide whether or not the phrase "under God" can stay in the Pledge on March 24, signing this important brief gives citizens like us one final opportunity to demonstrate our support for keeping the Pledge as it is.
I would be honored if you added your name with me to this historic document. It takes just moments, and it is absolutely free:
Thanks for taking action with me.
Mr. Randall Buffie
P.S. After signing, please send this message to as many friends as you can, urging them to follow your lead by signing this brief.
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: Clinic, Doctors, Hospital, Medical, Physicians, Pre-Med, etc...
History Channel - America's Secret War 4 of 5
"History Channel's "History's Mysteries": Mind Control - America's Secret War 4 of 5 US Gov't, CIA & Cold War: Mind control experiments on unknowing/unwilling human guinea pigs by the US Government: NOT crackpot conspiracy theorys but documented facts! "
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Health Issues-Depression, Lonely, Sad, etc.. & GoodnewsEverybody.com Issues: Drugs,
Who? Bruce E. Layman
What? Candidate running for 22nd District Congressional
-Career: Chairman of the Star Group; having International and Nationally acclaimed business ventures with his Collective Marketing Group
Quote? "It's Time for a Change…and Now is the Time to Vote for a Change… and I am the Right Person to Work for Everyone...I have been called..."
-"Mr. Layman's strategic marketing campaign, "Just Google My Name," is believed to be the first ever campaign to used in a Political arena and is just another example of his unique understanding of today's emerging technology, America's role in the critical expansion of the global scale of economies and his personal keen understanding of ethnic diversification."
Contact Info: Citizens for Bruce Layman
P..O. Box 479
Owego, New York 13827
New Alex Jones Fall of the Republic Part 1
"Fall of the republic Part 1 all Of The Republic is getting rave reviews from those who watched it first on Prison Planet.tv...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Issues: Slavery-Labor, Modern, Sex, Financial "Debt", Sin, etc...
Left Behind 1: (The Movie) Trailer
"A film about bible prophecies concerning the biblical rapture & the chaos in the world after it occurs. "
The Siege Trailer
Schoolhouse Rock - Three-Ring Government
"The 3 branches of the US Government: Executive, Legislative, Judiciary established in the US Constitution on Sept 17, 1787!
'70s learnin' music video cartoons!
(below the video, look for a 'VIDEO RESPONSE' to my next Schoolhouse Rock video! :-) "
Pray for President Bush (2000-2004 Term) through Presidential Prayer Team
President Bush "Inner Strength"
"...1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 1Ti 2:2 For kings, and for all that are In authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Rom 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Rom 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: Rom 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to Execute Wrath upon him that doeth evil. Rom 13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. Video free download from "LetFreedomRing";in various formats http://letfreedomringusa.com/innerstrength.asp"
GEORGE WASHINGTON (1789-1797)
(Member of Vestryman, Pohick Church (Episcopalian)
�Almighty God, We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection�and that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with�Charity, [and] humility�which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.�
JOHN ADAMS (1797-1801)
(Member of First Church, Braintree, Massachusetts)
�I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.�
Forwarded e-mail from Dante, Pennsylvania Christian Leadership Fellowship President
Government 101 - The American Form of Government Explained
"Government 101 - The American Form of Government Explained. Five Forms of Government -- Monarchy, Oligarchy, Democracy, Republic, Anarchy. "Republic vs. Democracy" "
Republic From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"is a form of government in which the head of state is not a monarch and the people (or at least a part of its people) have an impact on its government. The word 'republic' is derived from the Latin phrase res publica which can be translated as "public affairs".
Both modern and ancient republics vary widely in their ideology and composition. The most common definition of a republic is a state without a monarch. In republics such as the US and France the executive is legitimated both by a constitution and by popular suffrage. In the United States Founding Fathers like James Madison defined republic in terms of representative democracy as opposed to only having direct democracy, and this usage is still employed by many viewing themselves as "republicans". In modern political science, republicanism refers to a specific ideology that is based on civic virtue and is considered distinct from ideologies such as liberalism.
Most often a republic is a sovereign country, but there are also subnational entities that are referred to as republics. For instance the Soviet Union was composed of distinct Soviet Socialist Republics. Article IV of the Constitution of the United States "guarantee[s] to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government....
Glenn Beck-What is America transitioning into?, from tangle.com
The Sickness of Socialism, from tangle.com
"Look us up at www.nationalpm.com. It is important that Christians pray for our nation, its leaders and the direction of the country. This video gives direction for prayer for the country from National Prayer Ministry or www.nationalpm.com, NPM."
New World Order Meeting Final In April, 2009! From: "anonymou Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 05:35 PM Dear Brothers And Sisters In Christ The New World Order meeting final draft will be done in April, 2009! In April, 2009 the New World World will start the new global currency! I have been warning you in e-mails on Godtube for 6 months about the April 2009 U.S. stock markets crash! This crash has to happen for the New World Order to start their new global currency! The New World Order will crash the U.S. stock markets for the crash of the U.S. dollar to start their new global currency to control the world! Be prepared for this Bible prophecy to happen! Everyday we have to pray for Jesus to save as many souls as He can! Time is important to tell everybody about Jesus! That Jesus died for them! Jesus will forgive their sins! Jesus will save their souls before it's too late! The world is moving supernaturally fast for the glory of God to be revealed! 2009 will be the 50th year of the planning of the New World Order's birth! 2009 will be their year to fulfill Bible prophecy! But God and Jesus will move in all the nations in a revival fire meetings and a mighty move of God! Jesus loves us so much! But also He loves the sinner that He died for them! We love the sinner not the sin! I thank Jesus for Godtube letting me preach the everylasting gospel to the nations! Jesus is using Godtube in these last days for His glory! Let Jesus use you on Godtube every way He wants to! I pray in the name of Jesus for the greatest revival of all times on Godtube and in all the nations of the world! Jesus is returning soon! Get your house in order because the time is short! Have a Jesus plan for what you have to do! I love you all in Jesus forever and ever! May God and Jesus bless you all forever and ever! Amen! Shalom! Your Brother In Christ George 'Pinckneyville, Illinois Prophet' Culley
New World Order (sign of End Times-from "Jesus Freak")
New World Order... How Close Are We?
"With the European Union in place all they need to do is connect Mexico USA and Canada called ( nafta ) to complete the New World Order Puzzle..."
New world order is world government Chapter 1
"This is a part of Irvin Baxters Entime series level one....Also visit www.endtime.com"
*see Novus Ordo Seclorum
New world order is world government Chapter 2, from Godtube.com
"Irvin Baxter continues his teaching with chapter 2 of the new world order chapter 2."
Modern nations in during the endtimes, from Godtube.com
"Want to understand prophecy in the bible....irvin baxter talks about the nation today in the bible....also visit www.endtime.com"
*see GoodnewsEverybody: Europe-Germany
Modern nations in the bible part 4, from Godtube.com
"Irvin baxter continues in his teaching of endtime prophecy....be sure to check out his other material at www.endtime.com"
New World Order Prophecy Fulfilled Raise of Antichrist #4
"http://www.saintbirgitta.comrnrnPART #4rnrnNew World Order Prophecy Fulfilled Raise of Antichrist #3rnrnrnNephilim Giants Giant Nibiru Planet X Return of Antichrist Prophecy 2012 Annunaki Reptilian Rephaim Fallen Angels Serpent Alien Aliens Ufo God Jesus Christ End of Days Judgement Judgment Day Armageddon End Times End Time End Days End Day Doomsday Dooms Day"
Antichrist New World Order 666 Prophecy Mark of The Beast #3, from Godtube.com
"http://www.saintbirgitta.comrnrnPART #3rnrnAntichrist New World Order 666 Prophecy Mark of The Beast Mind Control Prophecy Fulfilled #4rnrnrnNephilim Giants Giant Nibiru Planet X Return of Antichrist Prophecy 2012 Annunaki Reptilian Rephaim Fallen Angels Serpent Alien Aliens Ufo God Jesus Christ End of Days Judgement Judgment Day Armageddon End Times End Time End Days End Day Doomsday Dooms Day"
[1/5] People Wake Up NWO isn't Wasting Time ! - Ministry Videos
"New World Order Strategies for total global control of the masses Who are the New World Order? Find out more by listening to these videos..."
*see JFK seech on "secret societies" (around 4:00min) ->GoodnewsUSA.Info U.S. Government-Presidents, etc...
*see V-Chip (around 6:00min) ->GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: Computers-AntiVirus, Homepages, Internet-Online, Softwares, Storage, etc... *see Plan B: World Cleansing though: U.S. Military Coruption (e.g. Iraq around 8:00 min.) War,Famine, Biological, etc.. (around 8:00mn)
[2/5] People Wake Up NWO isn't Wasting Time ! - Ministry Videos
"Posted By angela_38645 2 months ago More videos from this user New World Order Strategies for total global control of the masses Who are the New World Order? Find out more by listening to these videos... "
*"hypocrisy" and "deception" of Media
*see 5 year plan on Middle East take over GoodnewsUSA Military
[3/5] People Wake Up NWO isn't Wasting Time ! - Ministry Videos
*distract people with media, entertainment, sports, etc..
*see economic strategies
*see mass depopulation
*see covert opersations
[4/5] People Wake Up NWO isn't Wasting Time ! - Ministry Videos
*depopulation (strategy #11) by innoculation, chemtrails, biological warfare (e.g. anthrax), (strategy #13) :RFID Chip, (strategy #14)-control of money (e.g. mortgages, oil prices, IMF-control of the transaction of $$-example is cell phone #being asked in youtube), 666, etc..
[5/5] People Wake Up NWO isn't Wasting Time ! - Music Videos
*see future computerized Korea's Songdo City
The Fall of the Republic 4/5
GoodnewsEverybody.com Science: Biology, Animals, Biological Warfare, etc...
The Egyptian Human Rights Dream
"This is a video taken in an Egyptian police department, an example of the kind of treatment you get as a citizen in your country, and most of all how CORRUPTED the system is.. take a look how this (human?) gets frustrated & humilated just because he's a criminal maybe or even if a murderer,this is the kind of justice you get if you do break the law, and let me tell you, this is really nothing..there are more akward actions. "
Malaysian Police Demonstrating Brute Force
"Malaysian police squashed a demonstration Wednesday near the venue of the East Asia Summit, detaining six opposition activists protesting human rights abuses at home as well as in Myanmar and Thailand...
A victim of Slovakian police brutality
"A victim of Slovakian police brutality This is Lengyel Krisztián. Attention! Please, don't insult each other, try to have an intelligent conversation! Comment in English! Thank you! Made by: Sal... "
Film of police brutality in Iran
"Film of police brutality in Iran. The clip which was aired on an Iranian opposition satellite channel was captured by a bystander using a mobile phone and smuggled out of Iran "
Revelation 13 The Beast out of the Sea
"..1 The dragon[a] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. 4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?"
5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.[b] ..
Countdown To Eternity - Biblical Last Days And The End Times Part 6
"Countdown to Eternity is a high quality film production, ideal for reaching your unsaved friends and family!
For a very long time there has not been such an exciting and EFFECTIVE WITNESSING TOOL available to show family, friends and those interested in the important questions and eternal issues. The Countdown to Eternity uses current footage and research to examine and present a provocative look at the signs of the times.
The Bible is authenticated through the fulfillment of prophecy. No other book can truthfully make the claim of foretelling the future with 100% accuracy. The Bible transcends time and space and stands above all the other books that have ever been written. What does the future hold? Find out for yourself?
Exciting things are happening! A message of hope and salvation!
A fascinating look at the biblical signs of the times which indicate Christs Second Coming. Also shows that the Bible has been authenticated through the fulfillment of past prophecy.
This film is a powerful soul-winning tool that has already won the hearts of thousands of unbelievers and skeptics.
The Bible lays out mankinds destiny in the last days! Are you prepared?"
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Middle Eastern-Israelite of Israel & GoodnewsEverybody.com Christian Life: Belief, Faith, Hope, Trust, etc....
India\'s Fastest Growing Economy: A Christian Perspective, from tangle.com
Nineteen Eighty-Four From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
" (also 1984), by George Orwell, published in 1949, is a dystopian novel about the totalitarian régime of the Party, an oligarchical collectivist society where life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, public mind control, and the voiding of citizens' rights. In the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party's propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meagre existence disillusions him into rebellion against Big Brother, which leads to his arrest, torture, and conversion.
As literary science fiction, 1984 is a classic novel of the social science fiction sub-genre, thus, since its publication in 1949, the terms and concepts of Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, et cetera, became contemporary vernacular, including the adjective Orwellian, denoting George Orwell's writings and totalitarianism as exposited in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm (1945)...
END GAME: Official Movie Eugenics pt2
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Science: Biology, Animals, Biological Warfare, etc... & GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: Clinic, Doctors, Hospital, Medical, Physicians, Pre-Med, etc...
The Obama Deception Part 12/12
"HQ in one piece; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNA...
The Obama Deception is the latest movie from Alex Jones, http://infowars.com http://prisonplanet.tv
Please support Alex with a subscription if you like this "
*see GoodnewsUSA.info USA Presidents: 44th (2009-present) Barack Obama
23On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:
" 'Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
26The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the Lord
and against his Anointed One.[c]'[d] (*Psalm 2)
" 27Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people[e] of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." 31After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly."-Acts 4