If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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Promoting "God's Holy Values and American Freedoms"!
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus. -- Robert South
"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
"Don't you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?" (1 Corinthians 3:16)
God's "incarnate presence" is manifested in Jesus. Perhaps you have heard the story of the little girl who was afraid of the dark. Her mother kept insisting, "God is watching over you. He will take care of you." But the little girl insisted, "Mommy, I want a God with skin on." That, of course, is the reason God visited this planet. He came to earth as a baby and truly was...God with skin on.
John tells us, "The Word [Jesus] became human and lived here on earth among us..." (John 1:14). Our awesome God restricted Himself to a physical body so He could live among us and teach us about Himself. This is the most tangible way God has revealed His presence to us.
God's "indwelling presence" resides within every believer. Just before Jesus returned to heaven, He told His disciples, "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever---the Spirit of truth...He lives with you and will be in you" (John 14:16-17).
Unbelievers cannot begin to comprehend why we are so confident that God is with us. Though God is omnipresent in their universe just like He is in ours, they cannot sense His presence.
But the God who is present everywhere is felt by those sensitive to the Spirit of God. Jesus explained this to His disciples: "The world cannot accept Him [the Holy Spirit], because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him" (John 14:17).
"The Patriot Post"
"[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government." -- James Madison
The BIG Lie
"We spend about $6,000 per person more than any other industrialized nation on earth -- $6,000 more than the people do in Denmark, or France, or Germany, or -- every one of these other countries spend at least 50 percent less than we do, and you know what, they're just as healthy.." --Barack Obama
The American Spectator's Philip Klein explains why this is a lie: "Obama is correct that all of those countries spend less per person on health care, but it isn't anywhere near $6,000 less. The widest gap among the countries mentioned, between the U.S. and Denmark, is $3,778 per person. Of course, other systems don't keep costs down with magic wands, but with rationing care to the sick -- something Obama denies he wants to do in the U.S." Indeed, there's no question that our system needs some treatment, but ObamaCare is not the right prescription.
This Week's 'Alpha Jackass' Award
"I love these members, they get up and say, 'Read the bill.' What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?" --Rep. John Conyers
The Wall Street Journal's John Fund responds, "Perhaps Mr. Conyers has a point. A bill that seeks to reorder one-seventh of the nation's economy is probably too complex and convoluted for any single human being to fully comprehend and can't possibly capture all the unintended consequences of such sweeping changes. Maybe Mr. Conyers has latched on to the main reason why big government can't work and why less sweeping health care reform is in order."
AG Holder Worried About 'Radicalization' at Home
Attorney General Eric Holder has made no secret of his disdain for right-wing "radicals" during his brief tenure. An interview with ABC News this week was no exception. "I mean, that's one of the things that's particularly troubling: This whole notion of radicalization of Americans," Holder said during the interview in his SUV as his motorcade brought him from home to work. (He needs a motorcade to commute home from work?) "Leaving this country and going to different parts of the world and then coming back, all, again, in aim of doing harm to the American people, is a great concern."
We were initially inclined to think he meant that those "leaving this country" and "then coming back ... in aim of doing harm" were veterans who are part of the right-wing threat outlined in the recent report by the Department of Homeland Security. But ABC clarifies, "Recent events, such as the arrests of alleged members of a home-grown terror cell in North Carolina, the return of several Somali-American men to their home country under questionable circumstances and the filing of charges against a New York man who allegedly received al Qaeda training in Pakistan and took part in a rocket attack against U.S. forces, bring the threats to national security into sharp focus." At least he's concerned about the real enemy.
And lest we think that Holder's priorities are out of order, he told ABC he is considering investigations into Bush administration officials over national security polices such as waterboarding terrorists. Oh, and closing the terrorist prison at Guantanamo is a priority.
Israel Prepared to Take on Iran
Israel this week reiterated its stance on dealing with the Iranian nuclear program, with Defense Minister Ehud Barak stating, "We clearly believe that no option should be removed from the table. This is our policy. We mean it." Barak's comments came as U.S. officials, including Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and National Security Advisor James Jones, traveled to Israel to discuss Iran. The Obama administration, for its part, continued to hold out for diplomacy, with Gates commenting, "The timetable the president laid out [for negotiating] still seems to be viable and does not significantly raise the risks to anybody." We suppose it depends on the definition of "risk."
We have been reporting on Iran's nuclear program for nearly five years now. We have taken note each time Iran rebuffed diplomatic overtures from the EU-3 (England, France, Germany), the P5+1 (U.S., UK, France, China, Russia + Germany), the G-8, the European Union, and now the Obama administration. The words of the Iranian regime could not be any clearer: "You can pass all the resolutions you like and dream on. But you cannot stop the Iranian nation's [nuclear] progress." At some point, Israel will decide that it can no longer watch and wait as Iran speeds toward obtaining nuclear weapons. When that day comes, we hope that Secretary Gates and President Obama have prepared for what will follow.
Chinese Warn U.S. About Debt
In a revealing discourse between the Chinese and U.S. governments, one government was urging the other to adopt sound monetary policies coupled with fiscal restraint to protect investments in treasury debt of the other. Unfortunately, the government rolling the dice and living without regard to paying its future bills is the U.S. government, while the Chinese government counsels restraint and sanity.
The Chinese have good reason to be concerned about the integrity of the U.S. treasury debt they hold. As long as the U.S. keeps printing "cheap" money and flooding the markets with it, inflationary pressure continues to build. Inflation reduces the actual value of treasury debt held by investors and also brings a host of other problems, such as inverse salary values and high interest rates on loans. With $801 billion in U.S. treasury debt owned by the Chinese, 3 percent inflation could reduce the debt's value by $24 billion per year.
The Obama administration tried to save face by suggesting there are questions Obama wants answered regarding China's long reliance on massive trade surpluses with the United States to bolster its domestic economy. Ultimately, however, this posturing by the administration is meaningless and merely resembles the local alcoholic questioning the bartender's reliance upon liquor sales to bolster his income. Until the U.S. decides to balance its own budgets and live within its means, all we and other investors have as assurances regarding sound monetary policy are statements by the Obama administration that it has some sort of vague, secret plan to deal with it. And if the Chinese aren't worth listening to, it wasn't long ago that "Saturday Night Live" had some good advice for big spenders: "Don't buy stuff you cannot afford."
"Focus On The Family"
Ten Ways to Help a Friend's Struggling Marriage
It's common to know someone whose marriage is in trouble and to be unsure how to help. These 10 practical tips will help you get started helping others.
by Mitch Temple
intervene in their marriage. Ask God to give you and others wisdom to know how to help. Pray in their presence as well as when alone. Send emails and note cards of encouragement.
Listen. Listening doesn't mean simply hearing. It involves empathizing, seeking to understand and expressing genuine interest.
Don't give advice. Your main job is listening. Leave the advice giving to a pastor, counselor or mentor.
Don't make the problem worse. Don't allow your support to be seen as an encouragement to give up or get a divorce. Your job is to help steer them toward the proper help and reconciliation (If addiction or abuse is involved, make sure they get the professional help they need and are safe).
Help them think outside the divorce box. Booklets such as When Your Marriage Needs Help, Should I Get a Divorce, and Marriage and Conflict can give couples both research and practical advice to help them consider the facts about divorce and how to get the help they need for their marriage.
Help them find the right help. Locate a good, licensed Christian counselor in their area. Ask your pastor or Christian M.D. for a referral. Focus on the Family offers a free counseling consult as well as a free referral service to a Focus-screened marriage therapist.
Connect them with a mentor couple. If you are not qualified to help, call your pastor to recommend an older couple who is willing to mentor a younger couple.
Refer them to helpful Web sites. Web sites such as TroubledWith, Pure Intimacy and FocusOnTheFamily.com offer hundreds of articles, practical advice and resource recommendations on various marriage issues. Focus also offers a Marriage Forum designed to give couples a safe place to talk about struggles and successes in their marriage.
Encourage them to work on their problems and not simply expect them to be solved on their own. Focus offers an online Marriage Checkup which measures over 18 major areas of marriage -- identifying both strengths and weaknesses. This is a good place for a couple to start in addition to working with a professional counselor.
Refer them to solid Christian-based books and seminars. Visit our Family Store for marriage books, broadcast CDs and resources to strengthen a couple's faith through a difficult time. Key resources like Yes, Your Marriage Can Be Saved, Love and Respect, Love Must Be Tough, First Five Years of Marriage, Help! We are Drifting Apart, Breaking the Cycle of Divorce, Healing the Hurt in Your Marriage and others can provide needed encouragement and direction.
By David Hass
"My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks" -- Barack Obama, meeting with the CEOs of the nation's 13 largest banks, Mar. 27, 2009
Today, the only thing between the President and members of Congress and the Obama's metaphorical pitchforks is the restraint and good character of the American people.
We're upset. A wave of populist resentment is growing.
Start with the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry last October, featuring the hysterical shrieking of the Secretary of the Treasury. Former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson's hysterical behavior caused the bottom to fall out of the markets. Business froze. People were transfixed. What did he say? The system is crashing? I don't see that in my business. Two weeks later they did as wallets slammed shut all over the world. Nothing will close a wallet faster than a cry of panic from the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America.
Stock markets crashed. Retirement portfolios nuked. The American public started getting pissed off.
Then came the bailouts of GM and Chrysler. Everybody I talked to knew that GM and Chrysler should have been left to the bankruptcy courts right away. They made black circle cars and had been losing market share for decades to competitors who made better products at lower prices. But, our brilliant lame duck Bush administration decided to throw the ball into Obama's court and let these basket case companies rot for a little while longer. A feeling of powerlessness and frustration rises.
Then, President Obama passed a budget that increased our spending and increased the national debt by a few more trillions of dollars. Upsetting.
Next, the economic "stimulus" program which was passed by the House and the Senate 1. without anyone reading the bill, and 2. without any significant public debate. No input whatsoever from the public. Massive, wasteful pork barrel spending program passed without the consent of the governed. Irritation rises across the country.
During the winter, we all watched as large banks started wallowing in cash and then raised credit card rates as high as 30 percent.
Then came the manipulated rage against AIG bonuses. This was a clear case of the Obama Administration trying to deflect the public's attention from their own fiscal mismanagement and attempts to channel the public's rage against rich Wall Street Types. To prove how mad the public was, the Administration sent 3 busloads of ACORN "protesters" to AIG's headquarters where they picketed in front of the TV cameras they brought with them to the "rallies". Didn't fool the American public for a second. Simmering resentment over being treated as fools.
Next up? The cram down bankruptcies of Chrysler and GM, and the wasting of at least another $60 billion of our money. Now the US Government owns a majority share in what was once the world's largest manufacturing company. Who won? Labor unions and corporate executives. Who lost? The American public. We don't like getting ripped off but we got ripped off big time on this one.
Next came Cap and Trade. Americans know that the Global Warming crowd has a history of doomsday prophecies that have not happened, yet is attempting to rush through the Cap and Trade law which would increase our utility bills by hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per year for no apparent reason at all. Frustration mounts. Even Democrats started realizing that they might not be re-elected if they passed this bill and the bill stalls but doesn't die.
Then came ObamaCare. The Administration put enormous pressure on Congress to rush this bill through in 3 weeks. What? Overhaul the American public health system covering every person in the country with no public debate or discussion in 3 weeks? Are you angry?
Well, now, yes we are. Now the American public is angry with the political class. This growing upset was successful again in stalling this atrocious legislation. But the bill remains alive and the Democrats have their enormous margin in both chambers of Congress.
This frustration and anger came to the fore during town hall meetings this summer with Congressmen and Senators.
However, the only violence that has occurred has been by SEIU union thugs beating up on average citizens showing up to voice their constitutionally protected rights of free speech and assembly.
Although there are usually police present at these town hall meetings, they are not needed to protect the politicians from the public, they are there to protect the public from the "volunteers" brought there by the Democratic Party.
There doesn't need to be anybody to protect the politicians from the pitchforks wielded by all of us Americans who cling to our Bibles and our guns.
We need to be protected from the pitchforks brought in by the community organizer and his friends.
We're irritated because we are not being allowed to participate in the debate over laws which affect us deeply and personally, and that most of us feel are destroying our country. But, we are not violent, we are not criminals, we want to be heard and we want the laws discarded or changed so they are better laws, better laws that bring about a better America.
Speaking in Mexico, Obama Calls American Opponents of Immigration Amnesty ‘Demagogues’
By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
(CNSNews.com) - At a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Guadalajara, Mexico on Monday, President Barack Obama referred to American opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens as “demagogues.”
Obama was in Guadalajara for a trilateral summit with Calderon and Harper.
Obama was asked by a reporter whether “given the fight that you're having to wage for health care, I wonder if you can tell us what you think the prospects are for immigration reform, for comprehensive immigration reform, which you've said is your goal; and whether you think that the blows you're taking now on health care and that the Democrats are likely to take around the midterm elections will make it hard, if not impossible, to achieve comprehensive immigration reform in this term and what you've told President Calderón about that?”
Obama gave a long answer indicating that he believed he could secure an immigration reform package that included a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants. In his answer, he characterized opponents of this “pathway” as “demagogues.”
“Now, am I going to be able to snap my fingers and get this done? No,” said Obama. “This is going to be difficult; it's going to require bipartisan cooperation. There are going to be demagogues out there who try to suggest that any form of pathway for legalization for those who are already in the United States is unacceptable. And those are fights that I'd have to have if my poll numbers are at 70 or if my poll numbers are at 40. That's just the nature of the U.S. immigration debate.
“But ultimately, I think the American people want fairness,” Obama continued. “And we can create a system in which you have strong border security, we have an orderly process for people to come in, but we're also giving an opportunity for those who are already in the United States to be able to achieve a pathway to citizenship so that they don't have to live in the shadows, and their children and their grandchildren can have a full participation in the United States. So I'm confident we can get it done.”
Palin Stands by 'Death Panel' Claim
You may now know that the majority Democrats on Capitol Hill and President Obama, whom first denied Sarah Palin's allegation over this issue, has now openly admitted these "required death proposal counseling proposals" were included in their Healthcare legislation, and has agreed to withdraw this portion of their legislation. If the majority Democrats on Capitol Hill, and in the White House, will misrepresent the people on this issue, what is "next" which they will represent to you? The most needed change in America's Healthcare is "tort reform", yet the majority Democrats with many elected officials being lawyers themselves, will not and/or have not reformed the law from allowing lawyers from using "junk" science to win possible fraudulently massive financial judgments in the courtrooms of America. -oyh
WASHINGTON -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin refused to retreat Thursday from her argument that a proposed health care overhaul would create "death panels," even though a provision of the bill she cites merely authorizes government reimbursements to doctors for voluntary end-of-life consultations.
In a Facebook posting late Wednesday night, Palin argued that the elderly and ailing would be coerced into accepting minimal end-of-life care to reduce health care costs based on the Democratic bill in the House. She criticized President Barack Obama who has said the legislation would not create "death panels" or "basically pull the plug on grandma because we decided that it's too expensive to let her live anymore."
In the posting titled, "Concerning Death Panels," Palin wrote: "With all due respect, it's misleading for the president to describe this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients," and added, "It's all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing."
In fact, the provision in the bill would allow Medicare to pay doctors for voluntary counseling sessions that address end-of-life issues. The conversations between doctor and patient would include living wills, making a close relative or a trusted friend your health care proxy, learning about hospice as an option for the terminally ill, and information about pain medications for people suffering chronic discomfort.
The sessions would be covered every five years, more frequently if someone is gravely ill.
The American Medical Association and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization support the provision.
Yet it has created such a furor that senators decided to excluded it from their version of health care legislation. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a statement that they "dropped it entirely because of the way they could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly."
Palin's posting comes one day after Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said that Palin and other critics were not helping the GOP by tossing out false claims. Portions of the Democratic health care bills "are bad enough that we don't need to be making things up," Murkowski said, invoking a phrase that Palin used in her resignation speech, when she asked the news media to "quit making things up."
Murkowski said she was offended at the death panel terminology. "There is no reason to gin up fear in the American public by saying things that are not included in the bill," she said.
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, a Republican who co-sponsored a similar measure in the Senate, said it was "nuts" to claim the bill encourages euthanasia.
And Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., who authored the provision on end-of-life counseling, said he is astounded that Palin has not tempered her bleak descriptions of the health care bill.
"It's deliberate at this point," Blumenauer said. "If she wasn't deliberately lying at the beginning, she is deliberately allowing a terrible falsehood to be spread with her name."
He said the measure would block funds for counseling that presents suicide or assisted suicide as an option, calling references to death panels or euthanasia "mind-numbing."
Understanding the Unconstitutional Obama Census Power Grab
This is why Obama pulled the Census into the White House. He want even more control over fixing the votes than the liberals have already garnered over the last 3 census periods. This is above and beyond the vote fixing he hopes to accomplish with his thug army of ACORN and union Obamatons. If you aren’t infuriated into action about:
Illegal aliens voting on how YOUR taxpayer dollars are spent
Illegal aliens who have nothing invested in our country receiving YOUR taxpayer dollars for a long list of benefits historically reserved for CITIZENS
Illegal aliens whose votes can be bought with YOUR money being the basis on which new representatives and the power they will wield will be selected
…then perhaps you need to find a country that you care about to live in, because you obviously don’t care about this one.
Our Unconstitutional Census
California could get nine House seats it doesn’t deserve because illegal aliens will be counted in 2010.
By JOHN S. BAKER AND ELLIOTT STONECIPHER
Next year’s census will determine the apportionment of House members and Electoral College votes for each state. To accomplish these vital constitutional purposes, the enumeration should count only citizens and persons who are legal, permanent residents. But it won’t.
Instead, the U.S. Census Bureau is set to count all persons physically present in the country—including large numbers who are here illegally. The result will unconstitutionally increase the number of representatives in some states and deprive some other states of their rightful political representation. Citizens of “loser” states should be outraged. Yet few are even aware of what’s going on.
In 1790, the first Census Act provided that the enumeration of that year would count “inhabitants” and “distinguish” various subgroups by age, sex, status as free persons, etc. Inhabitant was a term with a well-defined meaning that encompassed, as the Oxford English Dictionary expressed it, one who “is a bona fide member of a State, subject to all the requisitions of its laws, and entitled to all the privileges which they confer.”
Thus early census questionnaires generally asked a question that got at the issue of citizenship or permanent resident status, e.g., “what state or foreign country were you born in?” or whether an individual who said he was foreign-born was naturalized. Over the years, however, Congress and the Census Bureau have added inquiries that have little or nothing to do with census’s constitutional purpose.
By 1980 there were two census forms. The shorter form went to every person physically present in the country and was used to establish congressional apportionment. It had no question pertaining to an individual’s citizenship or legal status as a resident. The longer form gathered various kinds of socioeconomic information including citizenship status, but it went only to a sample of U.S. households. That pattern was repeated for the 1990 and 2000 censuses.
The 2010 census will use only the short form. The long form has been replaced by the Census Bureau’s ongoing American Community Survey. Dr. Elizabeth Grieco, chief of the Census Bureau’s Immigration Statistics Staff, told us in a recent interview that the 2010 census short form does not ask about citizenship because “Congress has not asked us to do that.”
Because the census (since at least 1980) has not distinguished citizens and permanent, legal residents from individuals here illegally, the basis for apportionment of House seats has been skewed. According to the Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey data (2007), states with a significant net gain in population by inclusion of noncitizens include Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas. (There are tiny net gains for Hawaii and Massachusetts.)
This makes a real difference. Here’s why:
According to the latest American Community Survey, California has 5,622,422 noncitizens in its population of 36,264,467. Based on our round-number projection of a decade-end population in that state of 37,000,000 (including 5,750,000 noncitizens), California would have 57 members in the newly reapportioned U.S. House of Representatives.
However, with noncitizens not included for purposes of reapportionment, California would have 48 House seats (based on an estimated 308 million total population in 2010 with 283 million citizens, or 650,000 citizens per House seat). Using a similar projection, Texas would have 38 House members with noncitizens included. With only citizens counted, it would be entitled to 34 members.
Of course, other states lose out when noncitizens are counted for reapportionment. According to projections of the 2010 Census by Election Data Services, states certain to lose one seat in the 2010 reapportionment are Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania; states likely (though not certain) to lose a seat are Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio could lose a second seat. But under a proper census enumeration that excluded illegal residents, some of the states projected to lose a representative—including our own state of Louisiana—would not do so.
The census has drifted far from its constitutional roots, and the 2010 enumeration will result in a malapportionment of Congress.
In the 1964 case of Wesberry v. Sanders, the Supreme Court said, “The House of Representatives, the [Constitutional] Convention agreed, was to represent the people as individuals and on a basis of complete equality for each voter.” It ruled that Georgia had violated the equal-vote principle because House districts within the state did not contain roughly the same number of voting citizens. Justice Hugo Black wrote in his majority opinion that “one man’s vote in a congressional election is to be worth as much as another’s.” The same principle is being violated now on a national basis because of our faulty census.
The Census Bureau can of course collect whatever data Congress authorizes. But Congress must not permit the bureau to unconstitutionally redefine who are “We the People of the United States.”
Mr. Baker teaches constitutional law at Louisiana State University. Mr. Stonecipher is a Louisiana pollster and demographic analyst.
Once Again Obama Misstates Number of Uninsured Americans—This Time in a New York Times Op-Ed
It appears President Obama's Healthcare plan is to include insuring "illegal immigrants"; all at taxpayers' expense. Please explain why taxpayers should pay "illegals" for Healthcare. Illegals have already used a stolen Social Security I.D. number; maybe even (y)our own. How can we trust Obama to protect our taxpayers? - oyh
By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
(CNSNews.com) - President Obama for a third time has misstated the number of Americans who lack health insurance, this time doing it in an op-ed piece published Saturday by the New York Times.
“I don’t have to explain to the nearly 46 million Americans who don’t have health insurance how important this is,” Obama said in the op-ed about his efforts to reform the American health care industry.
In a July 22 primetime press conference, Obama falsely said there were “47 million Americans who have no health insurance.” At an August 11 town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., he falsely said “nearly 46 million Americans don't have health insurance coverage today” and that “46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage.”
In fact, according to the latest available data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 35.920 million uninsured U.S. citizens and 9.737 million uninsured foreign nationals residing in the United States. Counting the uninsured foreign nationals, that makes a total of 45.657 million—or “nearly 46 million”-- uninsured people in the United States.
But you cannot say, as President Obama has, that there are “nearly 46 million Americans who don’t have health insurance coverage” or that “46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage” unless you count 9.737 million foreign nationals as “Americans” and “fellow citizens.”
The data on people lacking health insurance comes from the Census Bureau’s “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007,” which is published every August. (The Census Bureau report that will estimate the number of uninsured in 2008 will be released later this month. The current report was released on August 26, 2008.)
Table 6 on page 22 of the report says that in 2007 there were a total of 45.657 million uninsured people residing in the United States. Of these 45.657 million uninsured, 33.269 million were native born citizens and 2.651 million were naturalized citizens, for a total of 35.920 million U.S. citizens uninsured.
Another 9.737 million uninsured persons in the United States are listed by the Census Bureau as “not a citizen.” The Census Bureau does not ask people their legal status, so the report does not indicate how many of these 9.737 million uninsured foreign nationals were illegal aliens, or legal permanent residents, or foreign nationals studying or working in the United States.
Keep Him Moving…
HE ARRIVED THIS MORNING, WE HAD PRAYER, SPENT SOME TIME JUST TALKING, AND THEN, HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO YOUR HOUSE.
When he gets to your PC, escort him to the next stop. Please don't allow him to sleep on your PC. The message he is carrying is very important and needs to go round. May God bless you as you do this - AMEN.
Walking for Jesus!
Say a prayer, then pass him on to bless others. Our assignment is to love and spread the gospel throughout the world.
Have a blessed day and touch somebody's life today!
I just did. He's walking around the world - via e-mail!!
Our leaning side
Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side. 'After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.
He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.
It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.
So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.
Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time.
I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.
Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't . So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''
"The e-mail Bag"
From Ronald Reagan - One Liners:
"My fellow Americans. I'm pleased to announce that I've signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in five minutes." – joking during a mike check before his Saturday radio broadcast
"It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"
"I hope you're all Republicans." - speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following a 1981 assassination attempt
"Honey, I forgot to duck." - to his wife, Nancy, after surviving the assassination attempt
"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."
"I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency — even if I'm in a Cabinet meeting."
"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.