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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Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Promoting "God's Holy Values and American Freedoms"!
"9/11 - Special"
GET YOUR FLAG READY
Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this email immediately to everyone in your address book asking them to do the same. We have a little less than three week and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.
On September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.
(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people). Please don't be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.
(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.
Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America!
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. -- Dale Carnegie
"Daily Devotions" (KJV and/or NLT)
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV)
George Muller, a founder of Christian orphanages, believed only God could supply the needs of his ministry. In five great houses he provided for two thousand children. But he never personally asked donors to supply food, clothing, repairs or any other need. Rather, he prayed, totally depending on God to provide.
One night he retired to bed with the knowledge that his cupboards were bare. It appeared there would be no breakfast for his children the following morning. But Muller knew that his ministry was in the hands of God. So he prayed about it and had a good night's sleep.
The next morning, George Muller rose at his usual early hour and took a walk. He came across a friend, and the two men began to talk. Muller's friend suddenly mentioned that he had a contribution for the orphanage. He said, "I've been meaning to give you this money."
On another occasion, Muller had the children wash their hands and sit down for their meal, even though there was no food. At that very moment a meat cart broke down right outside the orphanage door. The driver knocked, and he told Muller he had a cart full of meat that would spoil if not eaten soon. The children ate well that morning.
During his lifetime, George Muller's prayer log grew to ten thousand answered prayers! He saw every detail of life with an uncompromised faith perspective, and he claimed God's promises at every opportunity. Therefore he experienced the joy of God's miracles on almost a daily basis.
"The Patriot Post"
"Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them." -- Thomas Jefferson
"Can you then consent to be the only sufferers by this revolution, and retiring from the field, grow old in poverty, wretchedness and contempt? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honor? If you can -- GO -- and carry with you the jest of stories and scorn of whigs -- the ridicule, and what is worse, the pity of the world. Go, starve, and be forgotten!" -- George Washington, letter to the Officers of the Army, 1783
"The history of the race, and each individual's experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal." --American author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"If falsehood, like truth, had but one face, we would be more on equal terms. For we would consider the contrary of what the liar said to be certain. But the opposite of truth has a hundred thousand faces and an infinite field." --French writer Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)
"Men hate those to whom they have to lie." --French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
"The health debate, which now has moved beyond the Beltway and into raucous town halls across the land, is so intense in part because it's not really about health care at all. On a deeper level, it's about the role of government in America's economy. And that is a raw and unresolved topic, only made more so by months of exceptional government intervention amid a deep recession." -- columnist Gerald Seib
"Today's ruling Democrats propose to fix our extremely high quality (but inefficient and therefore expensive) health care system with 1,000 pages of additional curlicued complexity -- employer mandates, individual mandates, insurance company mandates, allocation formulas, political payoffs and myriad other conjured regulations and interventions -- with the promise that this massive concoction will lower costs. This is all quite mad. It creates a Rube Goldberg system that simply multiplies the current inefficiencies and arbitrariness, thus producing staggering deficits with less choice and lower-quality care. That's why the administration can't sell Obamacare." -- columnist Charles Krauthammer
"Ever since Congress created Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, health politics has followed a simple logic: Expand benefits and talk about controlling costs. That's the status quo, and Obama faithfully adheres to it. While denouncing skyrocketing health spending, he would increase it by extending government health insurance to millions more Americans." -- columnist Robert Samuelson
"[Barack] Obama seems to think the country owes it to him to accept ObamaCare because he was kind enough to agree to be our president." -- Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto
When right-wing extremists attack: "If you thought the health care debate was heated in Washington, outside the Beltway it's gotten downright hostile. From Tampa, Florida, to Austin, Texas, to Romulus, Michigan, town hall meetings over health care have turned chaotic; death threats against members of Congress, taunting and shouting, even fistfights. Democrats claim it's all political theater organized by reform opponents." -- NBC's David Gregory
Nothing like hyperbole: "The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers on the effort to reform the health-care system have been so misleading, so disingenuous, that they could only spring from a cynical effort to gain partisan political advantage.. By poisoning the political well, they've given up any pretense of being the loyal opposition. They've become political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems." -- Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein
Nothing to fear but ... nothing?: "For all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary is if we do nothing. ... Where we disagree, let's disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that don't bear any resemblance to anything that's actually being proposed." -- President Barack Obama
The BIG Lie:
"I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter..." -- President Pinnochio, who, as we noted last week, was caught on tape more than once advocating single-payer health care
"I'm the best, if I do say so myself": "Today we're pointed in the right direction. ... While we've rescued our economy from catastrophe, we've also begun to build a new foundation for growth." -- Barack Obama, readily taking all the credit for less bad economic and employment news
Pork train's second run: "My view is if we don't have the recovery that we're looking for in the next year and a half, [another stimulus] is something I would certainly look at, and you probably want it to be on a significant magnitude if you need it." -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Backwards Nazi comparisons: "Taking a page right out of a Nazi playbook, organizers bus in professional protestors and arm them with instructions on how to take over meetings, shut down discussion, shout over any pro-health care reform speakers, and then post video of the resulting chaos on YouTube. It's mob rule, pure and simple." -- radio talk-show host Bill Press
Or maybe it's the SEIU playbook: "We must fight back against lies and fear-mongering to drown out the opposition -- and send the message that health care reform must happen this year." -- Web site of the Service Employees International Union
"DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTIC... No, wait, that bumper sticker expired January 20th. Under the stimulus bill, there's a new $1.3 trillion bills-for-bumpers program whereby, if you peel off old slogans now recognized as environmentally harmful ('QUESTION AUTHORITY'), you can trade them in for a new 'CELEBRATE CONFORMITY' sticker, complete with a holographic image of President Obama that never takes his eyes off you." -- columnist Mark Steyn
"If the Republicans in Washington are smart, and I'm not saying they are, they'd do well to get out of Nancy Pelosi's way. She may be just about the best politician the GOP has these days. Every time Madam Speaker goes on camera, you can almost hear Democrats' approval ratings drop." -- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editor Paul Greenberg
Note -- sarcastic humor: "In any event, it's true that people who believe in health care choices and free markets are zombies. For one thing, they are entirely too well-dressed to contemplate serious issues independently -- and thank you, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, for pointing that out. A man without Birkenstocks, after all, is a man without a soul. Organizing and protesting, as any sensible and compassionate citizen already understands, is exclusively the bailiwick of ideologically diverse and freethinking groups, such as unions. And really, the most galling aspect of this entire spurious uprising is the rumor that protestors are actually organized. Can you imagine?" -- columnist David Harsanyi
"Senator? You have awakened a SLEEPING GIANT"
Cheney: CIA Tactics Saved Lives
Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the CIA's interrogations of terror suspects "saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks."
In a statement Monday, Cheney said those who carried out the interrogations "deserve our gratitude" and do not deserve "to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions." He said the questioning "played a role in nearly every capture of al-Qaida members and associates since 2002."
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered changes that bar certain harsh interrogation tactics. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a criminal probe of past interrogations.
Cheney said that was "a reminder ... of why so many Americans have doubts about this administration's ability to be responsible for our nation's security."
Obama wishes Muslims a blessed Ramadan
Says U.S. wants to expand contact with Islamic world
By Christina Bellantoni (Contact)
Continuing his administration's outreach efforts to the Islamic world, President Obama has recorded a video greeting to Muslims as they begin their annual holy season of Ramadan.
The president used a few Arabic words and described in the video the origin of the holiday and its importance, noting it is a time of festivity but also of devotion and reflection.
The holiday is marked with a month of fasting from dawn to sunset, when Muslims break their fast with a prayer.
"These rituals remind us of the principles we hold in common and of Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings," said Mr. Obama in the video.
Earlier this year Mr. Obama offered a similar message of friendship in a Web video to mark Nowruz, the Iranian new year.
That video kicked off a full effort to engage with Muslims, with Mr. Obama delivering major speeches in Ankara and Cairo seeking a new way forward.
Mr. Obama addressed the "new beginning" he has proposed in his Ramadan message, saying it must be "borne out in a sustained effort to listen to each other, to learn from each other, to respect one another, and to seek common ground."
Mr. Obama said the United States has heard from Muslims around the globe in response to his speeches and the outreach done on social networking Web sites, adding that the nation is going after "concrete actions that will make a difference over time."
He said America wants to partner with the Islamic world for expanding educational exchange programs and on science and technology collaboration, adding that the U.S. is working closely to prepare for the global pandemic of the H1N1 virus.
"All of these efforts are aimed at advancing our common aspirations - to live in peace and security, to get an education and to work with dignity, to love our families, our communities and our God," he said. "We cannot change things overnight, but we can honestly resolve to do what must be done, while setting off in a new direction - toward the destination that we seek for ourselves, and for our children. That is the journey that we must travel together."
He also discussed foreign policy, saying that the United States is committed to "responsibly ending the war in Iraq" and fighting violent extremists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The president said he is "unyielding" in supporting a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians. He also mentioned Ramadan in a brief statement about the elections in Afghanistan.
Mr. Obama, who spoke to rabbis and left-leaning faith groups about health care this week, said in the video that fasting is a tradition observed by many, including members of his own Christian faith.
He said it's "a way to bring people closer to God, and to those among us who cannot take their next meal for granted."
"The support that Muslims provide to others recalls our responsibility to advance opportunity and prosperity for people everywhere. For all of us must remember that the world we want to build - and the changes that we want to make - must begin in our own hearts, and our own communities," he said.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations thanked the president for the message, saying his mention of Muslims participating in the summer White House community service drive United We Serve was welcomed.
Rashad Hussain, deputy associate White House counsel, said over the course of the Muslim holy month the White House will "highlight the perspectives of various faiths on fasting and profile faith-based organizations making real impacts in American cities and towns."
In his message, subtitled in Arabic on YouTube, Mr. Obama wished Muslims a "blessed month" and closed with, "May God's peace be upon you."
Empathy 101: Ten Commandments Of Human Relationships
by Kerri Salls
These ten commandments of human relations aren't original to me, and I don't know the source. At the same time, they don't go out of style or out of date if you are in business. Everyone in your business must imbue their efforts with these commandments. They are required in every type of relationship be it marketing or selling to clients, providing customer support before or after the sale, working with and negotiating with vendors or your support team and of course internal to your organization.
These skills are not the sole domain of your designated human resource professional. In fact they should be part of your company's Hedgehog Concept (ref: From Good to Great by Jim Collins, http://www.jimcollins.com/lib/books.html)
As the leader of your team, go through these commandments and consider how well you and everyone on your team abides by them. Encouraging their use just might smooth some ruffled feathers or diffuse a tense situation.
1. Speak to People
There is nothing like a cheerful word of greeting. To really connect, look them in the eye as you speak.
2. Smile at People
It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile. They can hear the difference in your voice - even over the phone.
3. Call People by Name
The sweetest music to anyone's ear is the sound of his/her own name. Be sure you say it correctly. Say it often.
The 10 human relations commandments are required in every type of relationship... A deep understanding of human interactions is imperative.
4. Be Friendly and Helpful
To have friends and build relationships, be a friend first.
5. Be Cordial
Sincerely speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure.
6. Be Genuinely Interested In People
You can like almost everybody if you try. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Be sure they know how much you care.
7. Be Generous With Praise
Praise publicly, correct privately. Everyone wins this way.
8. Be Considerate
of the feelings of others. There are usually three sides to a controversy: yours, the other person's, and the right side. Keep ego and emotions in check.
9. Be Alert
to give excellent service. What counts most is what we do for others not ourselves.
10. Have a Good Sense of Humor
Don't take yourself too seriously. When you add lots of patience, and humility, you will have a recipe for enduring success.
Do you think these are soft skills you can brush aside as non-critical? Think again. In this Conceptual Age, a deeper understanding of the subtleties of human interactions becomes not only important but imperative. In fact, at the Stanford Business School, students are flocking to one of the newer courses called "Interpersonal Dynamics". Be sure everyone on your team masters the basics.
A Little Boy & His Fishing Pole
This true story is about someone in Indiana and I couldn't resist passing it on.... gives one pause for thought....
Howard County Sheriff Jerry Marr got a disturbing call one Saturday afternoon a few months ago.
His 6-year-old grandson Mikey had been hit by a car while fishing with his dad. The father and son were near a bridge by the Kokomo Reservoir when a woman lost control of her car, slid off the bridge and hit Mikey at a rate of about 50 mph.
Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents like this and feared the worst. When he got to Saint JosephHospital, he rushed through the emergency room to find Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits.
"Mikey, what happened?" Sheriff Marr asked.
Mikey replied, "Well, Papaw, I was fishin' with Dad, and some lady runned me over, I flew into a mud puddle, and broke my fishin' pole and I didn't get to catch no fish!"
As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about 500 feet, over a few trees and an embankment and in the middle of a mud puddle. His only injuries were to his right femur bonewhich had broken in two places. Mikey had surgery to place pins in his leg. Otherwise the boy is fine.
Since all the boy could talk about was that his fishing pole was broken, the Sheriff went out to Wal-mart and bought him a new one while he was in surgery so he could have it
when he came out.
The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey to keep him company in the hospital. Mikey was enjoying his new fishing pole and talked about when he could go fishing again as he cast into the trash can.
When they were alone, Mikey matter-of-factly said, "Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?"
"Well," the Sheriff replied, a little startled. "Yes, Jesus is real to all who believe in him and love him in their hearts."
"No," said Mikey. "I mean Jesus is REALLY real."
"What do you mean?" asked the Sheriff.
"I know he's real 'cause I saw him, "said Mikey,still casting into the trash can.
"You did?" said the Sheriff.
"Yep," said Mikey. "When that lady runned me over and broke my fishing pole, Jesus caught me in his arms and laid me down in the mud puddle."
GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS DOESN'T IT!?
I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way
His love is always with you
His promises are true
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through
So when the road you're traveling on seems difficult at best
Just remember I'm here praying
And GOD WILL DO THE REST.
Pass this on to people you want God tobless and don't forget to send it back to the onewho asked God to bless you first.
There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it behooves any of us,
To find fault with the rest of us.
"The e-mail Bag"
An optimist thinks this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears this is true.
There will always be death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
(I Love this kid)