When Fascists are allowed to steal your history they are redirecting your destiny

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At first, Confederate monuments were their targets

Reuters: U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence | AUGUST 15, 2017

WTOP.com: Charlottesville mayor seeks removal of Confederate monuments, calls Lee statue ‘magnet for terrorism’ | August 18, 2017

Fox 5 DC: Virginia governor encourages cities to take down Confederate monuments
| AUG 17 2017

Newsweek: STONE MOUNTAIN CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL IN GEORGIA HAS TO GO, DEMOCRAT GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE SAYS | August 16, 2017

Atlanta Patch: Remove Confederate Carving On Stone Mountain: Atlanta Lawmaker | August 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times: New Orleans is tearing down its Confederate monuments, but the South has plenty of others | April 24, 2017

Next, the fascists demand removal of presidential monuments

The Daily Caller: It’s Time To Blow Up Mount Rushmore | August 15, 2017

The Washington Times: Chicago pastor urges mayor to remove George Washington statue, rename park over slavery | August 16, 2017

RT.com: Get rid of Washington and Jackson, Chicago pastor demands | August 16, 2017

Amusement Park Operators Fall for Intimidation Tactics

Fox News: Six Flags Over Texas removes Confederate flag, reversing earlier decision | August 18, 2017

Voices of Wisdom Warn Against Historical Revisionism

CNN Politics: Trump: Taking down Confederate memorials is ‘changing history’ | August 15, 2017

Washington Examiner: Predominately black group wants to protect Dallas Confederate statues: Report | August 15, 2017

CBS DFW: Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments | August 14, 2017

The Lutchman Report: NAACP Leader Just Broke Her Silence On Confederate Monuments, Sets Media ON FIRE | August 18, 2017

Esther Lee, president of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says of the destruction of monuments, “I think it’s all senseless. All senseless. We’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white. What does that have to do with it? I bleed red blood.”

“You know that’s history. That was in that point in time. You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people pulling down those statues,” she said.

Black Christian News Network One: Black Former Dallas Council Member Sandra Crenshaw Says People Calling for Removal of Confederate Statues Are “Cowards” | August 14, 2017

Outcry from Across the Nation against our History

Washington Examiner: Petition asking Trump to recognize Antifa as terror group reaches threshold for White House response | August 20, 2017

WhiteHouse.gov petition: Officially declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization | February 7, 2017

My Opinion

Six Flags removed the Confederate flag at the behest of a minority of Americans who deem that banner ‘offensive’. Following this line of reasoning, I suggest Six Flags Over Texas remove the Spanish and Mexican flags also. Back in 1836, Texians and Tejanos alike thought those two so offensive that they fought Mexico for independence and won.

Following this line of reasoning, I suggest Six Flags Over Texas remove the Spanish and Mexican flags also. Back in 1836, Texians and Tejanos alike thought those two so offensive that they fought Mexico for independence and won.

Three Flags Over The State of Political Correctness – There! Wasn’t that easy?

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Wasn’t that easy?

I am thankful God left all the history of his children in tact, as recorded in the Bible. He left the good, the bad, and the ugly for all to see and know.

No, further historical revisionism only draws us more deeply into the spiritual quagmire into which Satan has drawn us. The real answer is national repentance. Before. It’s. Too. Late.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

A Case for Emergency Preparedness – Nuclear War

Up to this point in human history, the United States of America has the distinction of being the only nation to use nuclear weapons on an enemy. In fact, we used two on Japan. You need to know we are no longer a private club of one.

Over the years, there has been a proliferation of nuclear weapons.

According to Business Insider magazine, the nine nations armed with nuclear weapons have a combined total of 14,900.

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Source: Business Insider magazine – Jan. 27, 2017

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists estimates we are but 2 minutes, thirty seconds before midnight, closer to global nuclear war than at any time in our history up to this point in time.

 

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Source: The Sun August 22, 2017

 

How long after an enemy launch of a nuclear ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile) before it reaches the United States? About 33 minutes. Max.

How far can you go? How quickly can you reach a bomb proof shelter? You don’t know because you – and your community – are not prepared.

CNN Headline: North Korea warns of ‘merciless strike’ ahead of US-South Korea drills | Updated 6:03 AM ET, Sun August 20, 2017 

Your Plan of Action

Why do I write all the above? It’s to elevate your awareness of the risks to you, your family, and your property should one of the above natural disasters hit your community.

What Can YOU Do?

FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program trains volunteers to prepare for the types of disasters that their community may face. Through hands-on practice and realistic exercises, CERT members:

  • Learn how to safely respond to man-made and natural hazards
  • Help organize basic disaster response
  • Promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community eventsFEMA CERT Logo
  • Prepare “go bags”, small backpacks with essential items: medicines, first-aid kits, emergency clothing, and other items you and your family may need to carry you over until temporary residency can be found.
  • If you were to lose 40% of your retail food supply, do you have a backup pantry to feed your family?
  • Join City of Rockwall CERT Serves Rockwall and Heath
  • Join EastTex Regional CERT

My wife and I received this training two years ago.

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Here in Rockwall County, the Office of Emergency Management provides this training. Think. Prepare. Act.

Questions?

Submit your questions via a reply to this posting and I will promptly answer.

John White
Rockwall, Texas
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Who are those masked people? CNN unmasks Antifa.

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Link to CNN story: Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement

Updated 8/20/2017 at 2023 hoursCNN revised the above-linked story under pressure from AntiFa. Regardless CNN’s cowardice, those masked thugs are what they are: anarchists, fascists, un-American.

Antifa claims to oppose fascists. What is a fascist? One online dictionary defines fascism “a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43”. The term derives from the Italian word fascio, meaning bundle, a tight bundle. It boils down to control of the masses by outlawing free speech.

The Antifa movement, ostensibly organized to fight fascism, is inherently a fascist movement.

Ironically, Antifa closely follows the Nazi economic model the organization claims to oppose. Antifa opposes capitalism, therefore Antifa opposes basic freedoms that formed the foundation of our country.

Read and view another CNN story titled “What is Antifa?“.

The five freedoms enveloped in the First Amendment empower the people to publicly oppose government wrongdoing, whether perceived or actual. A truly free society

A truly free society requires openness and for this reason, criminal defendants have a right to face their accusers. Bandits wear masks to act anonymously. Antifa activists also wear masks to act anonymously. Draw your own conclusions.

I commend CNN for outstanding coverage of the Antifa movement.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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A Case for Emergency Preparedness – Natural Disasters

Few of my fellow Americans are aware of the potential risks to daily life posed by nature.

Asteroids

A 2.7 mile-wide asteroid will pass earth on September 1, 2017. The NASA Near Earth Object (NEO) program discovered this asteroid in 1981. This pass will be its closest encounter with the earth since 1890.

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A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1. Dubbed ‘Florence,’ the huge space rock will pass just 4.4 million miles from our planet. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4802926/THREE-MILE-wide-asteroid-set-graze-past-Earth-Sept-1.html#ixzz4qDEFmHl3 
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Volcanoes

There are sixty super volcanoes known to the USGS and the one with the greatest potential for death and destruction is Yellowstone. However, as potentially dangerous as Yellowstone is, there are eight active volcanoes in California that pose a significant threat to America.

What is the danger to America by Yellowstone? Read from the Daily Star: NASA plan to save Mankind from Yellowstone supervolcano eruption could trigger NUKE WINTER

What is the significance of this volcano alert from the USGS? According to the USGS, using fewer than 1% of U.S. farmland, the Central Valley supplies 8% of U.S. agricultural output (by value) and produces 1/4 of the Nation’s food, including 40% of the Nation’s fruits, nuts, and other table foods.

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Photo: SeatlePI.com – While Mount Shasta unsurprisingly tops USGS’s list of very-high threat volcanoes in California, there are seven other volcanic areas in the state that are also young, nervy, jacked up on magma and “likely to erupt.”

Tornadoes

In 2015, 228 tornadoes blasted across Texas. On average, we experience 140 tornadoes per year in the Lone Star State. Fortunately, most tornadoes appear in open country, but when they hit residential communities, lives and businesses are disrupted, as it has happened in Royse City, Rowlett, and Rockwall.

There is little advance warning, apart from National Weather Service Doppler radar and local news broadcasts.

The Texas tornado season typically runs from April to June and can occur at other times of the year.

Hurricanes

Those of us raised on the Texas Gulf Coast know that tornadoes are a small component of hurricanes that typically spawn numerous twisters which, when concurrent with extraordinary flooding can disable entire cities for months.

Your Plan of Action

Why do I write all the above? It’s to elevate your awareness of the risks to you, your family, and your property should one of the above natural disasters hit your community.

What Can YOU Do?

FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program trains volunteers to prepare for the types of disasters that their community may face. Through hands-on practice and realistic exercises, CERT members:

  • Learn how to safely respond to man-made and natural hazardsFEMA CERT Logo
  • Help organize basic disaster response
  • Promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community events
  • Prepare “go bags”, small backpacks with essential items: medicines, first-aid kits, emergency clothing, and other items you and your family may need to carry you over until temporary residency can be found.
  • If you were to lose 40% of your retail food supply, do you have a backup pantry to feed your family?
  • Join City of Rockwall CERT Serves Rockwall and Heathcity of rockwall CERT logo
  • Join EastTex Regional CERT

My wife and I received this training two years ago.

Here in Rockwall County, the Office of Emergency Management provides this training. Think. Prepare. Act.

Questions?

Submit your questions via a reply to this posting and I will promptly answer.

John White
Rockwall, Texas
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A Case for Emergency Preparedness – Public Disorder (Mob Rule)

In the aftermath of the destruction of across the country by anarchists, Prager University asks, “Is mob rule coming to America?”

Pertinent Law

PUBLIC LAW 85-425-MAY_23_1958

AN ACT

To increase the monthly rates of pension payable to widows and former widows of deceased veterans of the Spanish-American War, Civil War, Indian War, and Mexican War, and provide pensions to widows of veterans who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

CONFEDERATE FORCES VETERANS

“Sec. 410. The Administrator shall pay to each person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War a monthly pension in the same amounts and subject to the same conditions as would have been applicable to such person under the laws in effect on December 31, 1957, if his service in such forces had been service in the military or naval service of the United States.”

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(a) Whoever, in a circumstance described in subsection (b), willfully injures or destroys, or attempts to injure or destroy, any structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed forces of the United States shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

MOBS ON DEMAND

Various mobs that made sudden appearances at town halls and other public events are known to be hired thugs, some answering Craig’s List ads from recruiting firms like Crowds on Demand. Billionaire George Soros has invested tens of millions of dollars into various un-American organizations to disrupt public order, as he did in Ferguson, MO where he gave “at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grassroots, on-the-ground activists“, according to the Washington Times.

Your Plan of Action

Why do I write all the above? It’s to elevate your awareness of the risks to you, your family, and your property should a mob scene come to your area. Keep in mind the fact the City of Dallas has already had one devastating event this 2017 calendar year when a sniper ambushed a Black Lives Matter protest. The sniper murdered five Dallas Police Officers and wounded seven other officers and two civilians.

As NBCDFW reports, “In the blink of an eye, a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas turned to panic, as hundreds of people ran for their lives Thursday night.” (Published Friday, July 7, 2017)

I was in the Memphis, Tennessee area during the time of the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and subsequent Garbage Riot.  I was also there when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the peace march through downtown Memphis. I remember very well the disruption of public order and police curfews after the murder of Dr. King. It was a frightening and a dangerous time.

What Can YOU Do?

FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program trains volunteers to FEMA CERT Logoprepare for the types of disasters that their community may face. Through hands-on practice and realistic exercises, CERT members:

city of rockwall CERT logoMy wife and I received this training two years ago.

 

Here in Rockwall County, the Office of Emergency Management provides this training. Think. Prepare. Act.

Questions?

Submit your questions via a reply to this posting and I will promptly answer.

John White
Rockwall, Texas
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A ‘Hearing’ on the Border Wall – Are you listening?

I write to inform, not to foment debate. How can there be a good debate without the knowledge of facts?

Intelligent people are always ready to learn.
    Their ears are open for knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15

A great American pastime is the game of armchair quarterback. It’s a game in which we are all players at one time or another. Isn’t it easy to sit in the comfort of your home, calling better plays than the quarterback on the gridiron?

Armchair quarterbacks in Foggy Bottom and across the country are calling plays in the Rio Grande Valley, but quarterbacks actually on the field (the Rio Grande Valley) hold perspectives different from the armchair quarterbacks.

The people most affected by illegal border crossings and tandem crimes committed by illegalssteven r covey quote on listening want very much for the rest of us to listen to them.

The current border wall project isn’t a new idea. It’s already there. About 700 miles of ‘already there’.

It was our 43rd President George W. Bush who, on October 26, 2006, signed into law the Secure Fence Act. I defer to a PBS video produced July 3, 2009, that provides a broad view of the construction of a segmented fence across our southern border, its effects on U.S. property owners along the border, and the opinions of Americans whose lives have been dramatically affected by the fence.

Do you notice the title? PBS doesn’t attribute the fence to either President Bush or to President Trump. PBS rightfully tags the project “Obama’s Border Fence“.

Video source: PBS NOW, July 3, 2009

A current (August 12, 2017) report from the Austin Statesman titled Advocates stage first big Texas protest against border wall reflects sentiments of hundreds of brown-skinned and white-skinned border residents.

My wife and I were born and raised in South Texas, she, right on the border. Our viewpoint is not that of armchair quarterback. I suppose you could label us bench warmers who have seen and experienced Rio Grande Valley life since the 1950’s.

Where is the border? How many borders between the U.S. and Mexico are there? What’s the history of the Mexico-U.S.  border culture and economics?

There are three borders. The one you know about is the geographical (continental) border you see on road maps. There are two other borders not shown on typical road maps: the two immigration borders. Immigration borders? Isn’t that big river an immigration border? In a word, no.

U.S. citizens regularly drive across the border to shop or dine or just visit friends. Your present automobile liability insurance has you covered. Likewise, when Mexican citizens shop in Texas, for example, their Mexican automobile insurance covers them, as well.

The above holds true so long as motorists don’t cross the respective immigration borders (my term) without proper insurance and official permission (a visa). The immigration borders are officially called the border region.

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The border region extends 37 miles south of the continental border, 37 miles north, 37 miles east into the Gulf of Mexico, and 37 miles west into the Pacific Ocean, as per the La Paz Agreement of July 8, 1966.

Historically, a chain of cross-border economic areas defines the official border region. There are Mexican citizens who live in Mexico and work in Texas, likewise U.S. citizens who live in Texas and work in Mexico.

There is a suggestion that Mexico should pay for the border wall. Is this reasonable? Do you know that over half of all illegal immigrants that cross our southern border are OTMs, Other Than Mexicans?

Reference:

Pew Research: What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico, March 2, 2017

Illegal aliens were deported at a much higher rate under the Obama administration than under the present Trump administration. Both liberal and conservative news services confirm this fact among these are the Washington Post, Politico, Newsweek magazine,  Vox, and AOL News.

Chinese illegal immigrants are second only to border crossings by illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America, combined, according to the NY Times, March 6, 2017. Unlike our neighbors to the south that cooperate with deportations, we have no such cooperation from communist China.

Combative rhetoric, devoid of facts, posits unproductive confrontation.

Do I oppose President Trump’s commitment to defending our nation? No. I applaud his boldness and courageous leadership. Do I suggest there is a dearth of knowledge on the matter of border protection? Obviously, yes.

Can we talk? Are we ready to learn?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Prison Camp America: Can we talk?

The numbers cry out for answers. Why are more people, per capita, locked up in the USA than any other nation on the face of the earth? Click on the link below the to enlarge the view.

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Source: The Prison Policy Institute | 2017

Any ordinary American would expect the people whom we incarcerate to come out of prison better than what they were when locked away from society. Some do come out better people, but on the dark side, petty criminals tend to become well-trained, crafty, dangerous criminals and this lends well to explain high recidivism rates.

Consider these facts about prison gangs.

Aryan Brotherhood

The Aryan Brotherhood is a product of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). This well-organized gang has a written constitution and five generals who direct criminal enterprises inside and outside prison walls.

Like cancer, the Aryan Brotherhood metastasized. This gang is now active beyond Texas borders

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Aryan Kingpin Byrd

. Favored symbols include the Nazi swastika. Unlike cancer, their tattoos make them easy to detect. Known for being ‘white supremacists’, they are pragmatic criminals who work well with Latino and African-American gangs.

The important fact you should know is this: the Aryan brotherhood wasn’t spawned by criminals in the community; it was spawned inside Texas prison walls.

Learn more from PBS station KERA: The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, May 2, 2017

MS-13 | Mara Salvatrucha

This gang was birthed in Los Angeles County jail where criminal illegal immigrants chiefly from El Salvador learned the ropes from fellow prisoners. Today, MS-13 has members from other Central American countries and the gang operates in every major city in every state in the Union. Their crimes are vicious beyond description.

MS-13 members that were deported built a criminal enterprise in their native country of El Salvador where even the government fears them. Deportations of these hardened criminals further exacerbate civil unrest in El Salvador, leading to more people fleeing that the Banana Republic in search of a better life in the United States.

Learn more from Breitbart: 5 Facts Every American Must Know About the Brutal MS-13 Gang, May 5, 2017

The important fact you should know is this: MS-13 was birthed in a county jail.

What is the definition of insanity?

Why do we continue doing things the same way and expect different results?

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What’s the Answer?

Take a moment to read how and why a policeman paid for items stolen by a shoplifter.

Toronto officer buys shirt, tie for shoplifter who needed outfit for job interview

As throwing debtors into prison did not help the lenders, throwing non-violent lawbreakers into jails and prisons does not contribute to the general welfare of the population as a whole.

Prisons notoriously transform petty non-violent criminals into hardened dangerous criminals who go on to perpetrate greater offenses after release from prison.

First: It’s time to unleash Christian ministries. As the Bible says, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Second: Let’s end the practice of using jails and prisons to punish nonviolent lawbreakers. The only persons who should be locked away are those who are sure to harm persons or property if allowed to go free.

Former prisoners face formidable barriers to returning to civil society. Who will hire them?

Back to the first answer, I point to CARE Center Ministries and the head of that highly successful ministry that focuses on the least, the last, and the lonely, the poorest of the poor. I’ve known the head of CARE Center Ministries about 30 years. Today, the ministry has branches in Birmingham AL, Managua Nicaragua, and Mountain Home Arkansas.

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Pastor Eldred Sawyer’s disciples are living proof that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. His ministry proves there is a better more effective way to restore lives than any prison.

God has been in the business of turning sinners into saints from the beginning of mankind. He never went into retirement.

John White
Rockwall, Texas