Hate! Don’t you just hate it?

What is hate?

Let’s look up the definition on WordReference.com.

Hate as a verb

1. to dislike intensely; detest: [~ + object] They hate violence.
2. to be unwilling; dislike: [~ + to + verb] I hate to say I told you so.
[~ + verb-ing] I hate getting up so early.

Hate as a noun

1-intense dislike; extreme hostility: enemies who are full of hate.
2-the object of extreme dislike or hostility: Murder and violence were his greatest hates.

Hate is thought

Freedom of thought is an intrinsic right protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. One of the five protected rights is freedom of speech. One speaks what one thinks. Words from our mouths are manifestations of the thoughts in our minds. That wasn’t so difficult to understand. Right?

 

HRES 257 outlaws animus and legitimizes islam

House Resolution 257 immolates the First Amendment freedom of thought to appease Muslims, LGBT activists and any other threat to our Judeo-Christian society.

Read the full text of HRES 257 via the link below.

House Resolution HRES 257 Effectively Promotes Sharia Law While Violating the First Amendment Right of Conscience

Senate and House – Working to legitimize Sharia

The full title of HRES 257 is:
Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States.” What is animus? Animus definedstrong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude;
animosity. Animus is thought, not an act.

HRES 257 authorizes federal authorities to censor speech deemed ‘animus’.

If this bill becomes law, you can bend over and kiss your First Amendment goodbye.

Action

Contact your U.S. Representative and tell them to oppose HRES 257.

If you don’t know your representative, find him or her here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

In the Fourth Congressional District of Texas, contact Congressman John Ratcliffe.

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Congressman John Ratcliffe Texas CD-4

Contact information: https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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President Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the liberals go nuts

President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. For what crime was he pardoned?

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Photo credit: CNN

United States District Judge Susan R. Bolton sentenced sheriff Joe Arpaio to prison for contempt of court. She ordered him to cease reporting illegal aliens to ICE. Yes, she ordered him to violate federal law – a federal judge orders a state sheriff to violate federal law. That was his so-called crime.

This morning I read via Twitter John McCain condemned President Trump’s pardon of Arpaio. Sen. McCain accused President Trump of not following the Rule of Law.

For the point of law, let’s understand what the president did. He followed Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution which states, “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”

The Constitution empowers the president to pardon anyone, anytime, for any reason except impeachment. Period. Precedent? How about President Bill Clinton’s pardon of a criminal fugitive Marc Rich.

It is John McCain and a rogue federal judge who do not follow the rule of law.

Now you know the rest of the story.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Thank you, Ohio, for the twins who helped us win our Independence from Mexico

The odds were greatly against Texians and Tejanos who, united, wished to be free of Santa Anna’s tyranny. Santa Anna’s well-trained forces vastly outnumbered those under General Sam Houston’s command and he had General Houston on the run. But, God had an ace up his sleeve, so to speak, and it was a resident of Ohio who was that ‘ace’.

Francis Smith convinced the people of Cincinnati, Ohio, to aid the cause of the Texas Revolution, the Ohioans began raising funds to procure two cannons and their attendant equipment for Texas. Since the United States was taking an official stance of neutrality toward the rebellion in Texas, the citizens of Cincinnati referred to their cannon as “hollow ware.” This wasn’t exactly a lie – they were shipped without ammunition.

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William Bryan, an agent of the Republic of Texas in New Orleans, took official possession of the guns on March 16, 1836. From New Orleans, the guns were placed on the schooner Pennsylvania and taken to Galveston Island where the two guns arrived at the beginning of April 1836.

April 21, 1836, saw the battle of San Jacinto and the securing of fame for the Twin Sisters. That afternoon near the banks of Buffalo Bayou the Texas army struck at Santa Anna’s unsuspecting troops. The Twins were probably near the center of the Texans’ line of battle and ten yards in advance of the infantry. Their first shots were fired at a distance of 200 yards, and their fire was credited with helping to throw the Mexican force into confusion and significantly aiding the infantry attack. During this battle, the Twins fired handfuls of musket balls, broken glass, and horseshoes, as this was the only ammunition the Texans had for the guns.

In minutes the battle was over. The fledgling volunteer army of Texians and Tejanos had defeated Santa Anna, a self-proclaimed “Napoleon of the West”.

When you chance to meet folks from Cincinnati, Ohio, remember to remember the Alamo and Goliad, and remember the Ohio Twins who were crucial to Texas independence.

Source of facts: Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) handbook online

May God bless Texas and may God bless the people of Cincinnati, Ohio.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

A Case for Emergency Preparedness – Empty Grocery Shelves

Home gardens are more popular than ever, but can they sustain the homeowner’s family in a time of emergency when the demand for commercial supplies exceeds demand?

Case in point: Hurricane Harvey

Harvey makes landfall tonight (8/25/17) or tomorrow morning (8/26/17). If landfall occurs at high tide, there can be extensive flooding far inland. The next high tides at the Texas Gulf Coast are at 8:00 pm tonight and 8:00 pm tomorrow morning.

On September 15, 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall. The timing was coincidental to high tide, flooding Bridge City, Texas. My wife and I worked with recovery teams to restore that city. Most of the residents were ill-prepared for disaster. Renters were hardest hit because none we met were insured.

Here’s a photo of the bread aisle in a Kroger store near Alvin, Texas in advance of Hurricane Harvey.

Bread Aisle in Kroger in Alvin as Hurricane Harvey advances on the Texas gulf coast 8-24-17
Photo credit: Pastor Ray Jensen | 24 August 2017

 Are You Prepared for Such an Event?

FEMA recommends a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit. You can upload the FEMA Emergency Supplies List via this link.

If disaster strikes either suddenly or while you are away from home when it hits, will you have time to return home, will gas stations, grocers, and pharmacies be open for business?

Preparation is easy | Unpreparedness can be very unforgiving

FEMA advises: “Just as every home should have a smoke alarm, every home should have an emergency supply kit packed and ready at the start of hurricane season…An emergency preparedness kit will make your stay away from home during an evacuation more comfortable, ensuring you have foods you like, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, entertainment and even treats during a stressful time.”

What’s the purpose of FEMA?

“FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.”

Sensible and Affordable Preparation

My wife and I have multiple preparations to address short-term and long-term post-disaster survival.

Go Bags

We have one Go Bag each we built ourselves and two more we purchased from COSTCO 5 Day Survival Pack - Wise Companyfor $40 each.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry features bottled water and canned food items, enough for several weeks. View all the products available from Wise Company’s website. The COSTCO price is about half the website price.

Energy

There are two small gasoline-powered generators, the larger to power our freezer and refrigerator, the smaller to provide lighting and to be able to open the electrically-operated garage door.

We developed a habit of maintaining at least one-half tank of fuel in each vehicle. Remember: If a major event knocks out electrical power, you will not be able to purchase either gasoline or diesel.

Ready Cash

As with motor fuel, loss of electrical power means no cash withdrawals from your bank. Estimate your cash needs and gradually set aside that amount and securely conceal it from burglars and thieves. If you purchase a small safe, be sure to secure it to the structure. Thieves are known to steal the safe.

Knowledge and Skills

  • 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?

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:Join City of Rockwall CERT Serves Rockwall and Heath

My wife and I received this training in 2015.

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

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Questions?

Submit your questions via a reply to this posting and I will promptly answer. Or call the Rockwall County Emergency Management office via Phone: (972) 204-7080 or Fax: (972) 204-7099.

John White
Rockwall, Texas
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Mourning the Death of a Friend

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

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He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn’t always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned, but overbearing, regulations were set in place.

Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teenagers suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they had themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer paracetamol, sun lotion or plaster to a pupil, but could not inform the parents when a pupil became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home, but the burglar could sue you for assault because you protected yourself and your own.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I’m A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realised that he was gone.
— Author unknown

John White
Rockwall, Texas
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When Fascists are allowed to steal your history they are redirecting your destiny

public disorder is neither left nor right - it is up or down

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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