In the years of my youth and before, the search for extraterrestrial lifeforms focused on the discovery of human-like aliens. No more.
Let’s start with a premise of biology: Bacteria are found in every kind of environment. Extending this idea, some scientists postulate bacterium to be the cause of solar activity.
TV shows The Outer Limits and Lost in Space, along with movies like the Star Wars series, the Star Trek series and even Avatar projected humanoids as ‘alien life’.
SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) has its genesis in 1984 California on a belief there must be intelligent life on other worlds and the sure-fire way to contact them was to listen to radio signals from outer space. They did. It didn’t happen.
Huge sums of money have funded SETI listening sites around the world. The one pictured is in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Well, have we detected any intelligent radio signals from space? Indeed we have and they are from us, our spacecraft that have been traversing our solar system for decades. But no E.T. has called to us as yet.
SETI changed its mission from intelligent life (that’s what the ‘I’ stands for) to anything organic that can be found. Anywhere.
Darwin began his quest long ago to discredit our divine origin, as recorded in the Bible. Atheistic scientists continue Darwin’s line of thinking with absolutely no success whatsoever.
Let’s look at the numbers – using the numbers from atheists and agnostics.
What is the theoretical expanse of the known universe? 92 billion light years in diameter.
What is the theoretical age of the earth? 4.543 billion years.
What is the central idea of the evolutionists? Generally speaking, we humans evolved from animals that evolved from some mysterious goo somewhere around 4.543 million years ago. They believe that intelligent life is proportional to the age of existence of a society of human-like creatures. Extending this line of thinking, if extraterrestrial life exists beyond our Milky Way galaxy, said life would have long ago developed sophisticated radio and laser communications technologies. The problem is this: we hear NOTHING from space except radio signals from our own contraptions. Nothing. Nada.
With the above-described failure to detect intelligent life beyond our orbit around the sun, evolutionists turn to a search for bacterium as the preferred form of life.
NASA’s original mission was to capacitate and facilitate aviation and space travel. Over recent years, the mission of this federal agency has undergone a metamorphosis. Its present-day mission is to prove the theory of human evolution while disproving the reality of a Creator. Huge sums of taxpayer dollars go into scouring climate and geological data to prove we people are enemies of Mother Earth.
A preacher I knew would say, “Truth is the way things really are.”
One definition of science is: “the systematic study of the nature and behavior of the material and physical universe, based on observation, experiment, and measurement, and the formulation of laws to describe these facts in general terms.” We call this process the Scientific Method.
Climate change and global warming activists do not follow the scientific method, preferring to cling to unprovable theories based on evolution and the notion that we endanger their god Mother Earth.
There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily. – George Washington
Although I grew up with NASA and the space program. Not once do I recall NASA ever celebrating White Engineer of the Year. Come to think of it, neither can I recall NASA celebrating Yellow Engineer of the Year. There are indeed a great number of brilliant Indian Indians that work at NASA.
In elementary school, we learned about George Washington Carver because of his myriad uses for the humble peanut that dramatically affected the southern economy. Dr. Carver was special because of his accomplishments, not because of his skin color.
The leftist progressive word ‘diversity’ is code for societal segregation. White lives don’t matter; only Black Lives Matter. Right?
One of my counterparts at the Norden Company served our NASA customer back in the early 1970s. He worked with a broad spectrum of skin colors and national origins who were employed at Cape Canaveral, but I don’t remember even once remarks from Ben Houston about the skin color of NASA engineers, mathematicians, and technicians. Not once.
Likewise, Ben never once heard remarks from me about the skin color of Norden Company engineers, mathematicians, and technicians. Not once.
Perhaps leftist progressives dismiss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s wisdom because he was a Republican. Well, that would be consistent with the Democratic Party’s history. The Ku Kluz Klan notoriously targeted and murdered Republicans, about 1/3 of them white, 2/3 black, and the Klan was 100% Democrat.
It appears the spirit of the Klan comes to life once more through the efforts of the leftist progressives employed in federal agencies.
Just as the Black Lives Matter movement renews segregation, so does any emphasis on skin color as though skin color could possibly determine the content of a person’s character or their I.Q.
When our Palacios ISD integrated in 1964, there were no race wars. Integration made PISD a better school system and it opened the eyes of my fellow classmates, brown and white, to the reality that black-skinned students were totally capable of meeting and exceeding the performance of their fellow students.
Recently, Rockwall ISD set aside a day for the 2017 Multi-Cultural Celebration. Sounds good. Right? If you think this is a good idea, you will love living in California where that state has been encouraging segregated societies for many years.
In the New Testament, Acts chapter 2, Jews and Jewish proselytes from all over the known world assembled in Jerusalem to commemorate Shavuot (called Pentecost by Hellenistic Jews). Thousands were assembled and they spoke many languages. But, after the Holy Spirit came upon the crowd, they understood this miracle as though they all spoke with one language.
We’ve had several years of the undoing of the plantation mentality through societal integration. Are we now to entertain resegregation?
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.
And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.
They have been magnificent.
Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment.
It belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.
This is your day.
This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.
Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, [and] rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.
An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.
And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.
Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.
We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.
The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.
From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs.
Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.
America will start winning again, winning like never before.
We will bring back our jobs.
We will bring back our borders.
We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.
We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.
We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.
We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.
We will shine for everyone to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.
Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk, and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries, and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights, and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.
We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.
And, yes, together we will make America great again.
God bless you.
And God bless America.
The highest TV viewership in 36 years of swearing in ceremony – Add internet viewers like me, it was the most watched in all history!
Let’s have a time-out to review the history of institutions of higher learning, the university.
The earliest institutions of higher learning, Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, and Princeton, were devoted to preparing ministers of the Gospel. It was Founding Father Benjamin Franklin who came up with the innovative concept of higher education, one which simultaneously taught both the ornamental knowledge of the arts and the practical skills necessary for making a living. Thus was born the University of Pennsylvania in 1791.
Here in Rockwall, back in the years when my four children worked their respective ways through Rockwall High School, three of them participated in the band. It was hard work, long hours of practices, hot, sweaty marching practice punctuated with long bus trips to out of town games, contests, and parades. As Band Booster President throughout that time, I recall how the students boasted about the discomforts. Today? Mommies complain if their little urchins get too hot, too sweaty. Today, we see a generation of wimps, young people easily offended, young people being made to believe that homosexuality is the new normal, sissies, little boys who think they are actually little girls. Transgender? I have a different name for them, but it would be sure to ‘offend’ their sweet little sensitivities.
So, what can I do to soften the rhetoric that so offends you, sweet young people? It was to the Gunnery Sergeant I turned for advice.
Meanwhile, here in our country, families flee public school systems in ever greater numbers as public school administrators and overseers kowtow to atheists, homosexual activists, and Muslims who wish to banish all vestiges of Christianity from public school classrooms.
All across America new private schools spring up along with home-school families and home-school cooperatives to provide solid, traditional Christian education. At the most recent annual meeting of the Texas Home School Coalition, we were given a history of the movement from a time when home-school parents were harassed and even arrested for daring to educate their own children.
Yes, there are naysayers who believe home-schools cannot possibly compare with public schools. Is this our history?
Consider these U.S. Presidents who were home-schooled: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, James Garfield, William, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, James Polk, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington. Seventeen signers of he Constitutional Convention of 1787 were the products of home-school training, perhaps most notably John Witherspoon, James Madison, George Mason and Benjamin Franklin.
Abraham Lincoln wisely stated, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
If this flagitious fascist president and his Democrat teamates can successfully further revise public education, this nation shall become but a miserable footnote to history. Yes, we must call out those Republican-in-name-only establishment politicians who are complicit in Obama’s agenda to “fundamentally transform America”, as he threatened in 2008 http://ow.ly/WfYdg.
According to an ABC News poll in July of this year, 83% of your fellow citizens say they are Christians; 13% claim no religious affiliation, leaving only 4% affiliated with other religions. Take note that Muslims are in the 4% bracket. Source: http://ow.ly/WfYFx
What’s the cure? Americans who refuse to become involved in their respective communities are the reason evil triumphs. However, I point to Houston, Texas where Christians were motivated by an unholy “bathroom ordinance” to force the homosexual-led city government to nullify and repeal that onerous ordinance that permitted men to enter women’s restrooms.
All we need is for YOU to take ownership of your community.
“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin, inventor, philosopher, Constitutional Delegate and product of home-school education
Bible scholarship points to September as the month of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. If so, counting nine months back, Jesus was therefore miraculously conceived in the month of December.
When the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, he did not predict the birth of Jesus; Gabriel predicted his divine conception. [Ref: http://ow.ly/W6X0i]
Throughout all human history has there been only one factual, historically documented instance of parthenogenesis (Parthenos = virgin; Genesis = birth).
Skeptics who decry our Christmas celebration of the birth of our Savior remind us there were no shepherds out in the freezing winter cold in December. To the skeptics, I say, “Suck it up!” I reject all the jibber jabber about ‘pagan holidays’ and such. The fact we celebrate the birth of Jesus in December is no voluntary act of man, no coincidence at all.
In the Hebrew language, the language of the Bible, there is no word for ‘coincidence’, according to Bible scholar Rabbi Daniel Lapin [Ref: http://ow.ly/W6WuG]. As such, the reason for the season is the Grace of God that pointed men to this month.
As that “least religious” Founding Father Benjamin Franklin famously said to his fellow framers of our Constitution, “God governs in the affairs of men” [Ref: http://ow.ly/W6VMB]
At this time in history, approximately 350,000 babies are born each and every day of the year. Birth is not the miracle. Conception is the miracle of life. Therefore, we have even greater cause to defend the life of children yet unborn. [Ref: http://ow.ly/W6Vm4]
Therefore, I encourage you to celebrate the birth of the Risen Savior, a Jewish baby, born of a Jewish Virgin, a true descendant of King David, in a dusty straw-strewn barn, the month of September.
We Americans are at great risk of God’s judgment over many sinful things. Young and old alike have been led astray from our nation’s history, from a time when our government honored God to this time where even the mention of the name of Jesus Christ in a public place can result in arrest and imprisonment. We are indeed in great need of a savior.
I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be upon my lips.
My hope is for a wave, a veritable flood of the Holy Spirit upon our people to awaken us, to point us to the Way, the Truth and the Life found in no other than Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, Jesus the Christ.
Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama denounced the country’s epidemic of gun violence on Saturday and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying “enough is enough.” – Yahoo! News Read more: http://ow.ly/VddLS
The Colorado shooting is Obama’s opportunity to carry out his agenda to disarm Americans, an agenda that took root back when he was Senator Barack Obama (D-IL).
Translation: It’s not that there are bad people; only guns are bad. He seems to be channeling Bill Clinton’s Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders whose infamous idiocy we remember from her statements on crime reduction, as recorded in the following Rush Limbaugh TV video starting at minute 1:48.
Who’s killing whom?
For the record, let’s look at 2015 causes of deaths to see if our president has his priorities straight.
Death Toll from Jan 1, 2015 – Nov 28, 2015
Watch real time death counts via this link: http://ow.ly/VddCm
Cause of Death
Number of Deaths
Lower Respiratory Disease:
Hospital Associated Infection:
All Drug Abuse:
Prescription Drug Overdose:
Murder by gun:
Texting while Driving:
Shot by Police:
Smoking in Bed:
Falling out of Bed:
Killed by Falling Tree:
Struck by Lightning:
Mass Shooting *:
Of the 36 causes of death, “Mass Shootings” are number 35, while “Shot by Police” is number 30. Obama-style conclusion: “Enough is enough. We must disarm police officers.” Well, that’s a senseless argument.
Look at number 6 on the list, Medical Errors, and number 10, Hospital Associated Infection. You are 27 times more at risk of death from being a patient in a hospital than you are of being shot by someone’s gun. Do you hear this president call for our people to avoid doctors or hospitals?
As of the date of this writing, 991,931 Americans have been murdered in and out of the womb by abortionists. Would it not be a common sense policy for Obama to say, “Enough is enough. We must outlaw all abortions.”?
I give these three examples to dismiss Obama’s disarmament scheme as ludicrous.
Personal to Mr. Barack Hussein Obama: What is it about the phrase “shall not be infringed” you do not understand?
Contact your congressional delegation and your state legislature. Tell them to oppose Obama’s unconstitutional anti-Second Amendment scheme to disarm us during his lame-duck last year in office.