Guantanamo and Common Sense

Guantanamo and Common Sense

Much of the rhetoric over the past few years has been concerning the closing of  the Guantanamo base in Cuba. The left
and lame stream media has sent out a constant barrage of nonsense concerning the torture of prisoners at Gitmo and how the image of America torturing prisoners  is hurting America.

The left wants the terrorists being held in Gitmo brought to the United States and tried in our courts. This is absurd! Can you imagine trying these animals in US courts and having a Johnny Cochran-type get them off on a technicality? They would then be set free to roam the streets of America, how would that affect our image across the world, not to mention our national security?

According to American officials and Department of Defense documents two of the four leaders behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit on Christmas Day were alumni of Gitmo.

Terror suspects released from Guantanamo now front Yemen al-Qaeda groups.

Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody. Al-Harbi has since changed his name to Muhamad al-Awfi.

American officials agreed to send the two terrorists from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia, where they entered into an “art therapy rehabilitation and advanced terrorists studies program”
and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials. (Guess they went from studying water boarding to water coloring.)

Since graduating with honors from the Saudi program both Saudi nationals have emerged as leaders in Yemen. Both
of the former Guantanamo detainees are described as military commanders and appear on a January, 2009 video along with the man described as the top leader of al Qaeda in Yemen, Abu Basir Naser al-Wahishi, formerly Osama bin Laden’s personal secretary.

In a statement released Monday, Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attempted bombing and called Abdulmutallab, the perpetrator, a hero and martyr for beating U.S. intelligence. I guess the left can have faulty unused intelligence as well.

The statement calls for further attacks on Americans as well as boasting of Al Qaeda’s success in developing advanced explosive devices that can pass undetected through airport security.

It is absurd to even think of closing Gitmo, the prisoners there are not fit to be released anywhere in the world and as has been often demonstrated are a real threat to all of mankind. When are our elected officials going to wake up and realize what is going on, when is the left and the lame stream media going to quit playing politics with our national security.

When is Obama going to wake up, when is he going to place America’s interests ahead of the leftists in this world?

Not as long as he makes statements to the fact the Cambridge police acted stupidly as he stated when his friend  Professor Gates confronted the Police in Boston and then  turns around after a Muslin terrorist shoots up an Army base and makes the statement that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. I’m not going to call him a Muslin sympathizer, however it
is pretty clear where his priorities are.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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America is in serious trouble, many no longer realize what values and principles our country is founded on and have strayed from the common sense and creative thinking of our ancestors, how can we fix it?

 

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Shangri-La, The Land Beyond Time

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The adventure begins as the cruise ship disembarks from Port Everglades on November 10th, 2009, and heads out to sea, after a day sailing through the Bermuda Triangle, the ship, crew, and passengers are due inJamaica on Thursday the 12th of November 12/11/2009(3+11=11= 25=7).
What happens while in transit, baffles even the most experienced and knowledgeable paranormal researchers.

The participants  all chose to sail this vessel, for various reasons.Although some were unaware of it, they were all about to have major changes in their lives and were seeking answers.

On board is a group of seekers from Florida, including several with diverse and varied religious backgrounds.
Two families, enjoying their first cruise together and celebrating lifetime milestones. Both have children that will soon be entering the military and going off to serve their country, and a widower who just recently lost his wife to cancer.

Little do most realize the turn of events that will soon occur  will change their lives and shape their destiny forever.

As the passengers enjoy their first dinner and become acquainted with the ship and each other, the ship sails off into the night. Little does any one know what tomorrow will bring.

As darkness settles over the ocean, a strange green mist engulfs the ship and everything around it.

As the sun rises on the  morning of 11/11/2009(11), the passengers begin to stir, it is a beautiful day, blue skies and white puffy clouds abound, the ship is sailing effortlessly over the unusually calm waters. As a day at sea is on the agenda, people begin to gather in the dining rooms, enjoying breakfast and discussing their days activities.

Suddenly over the horizon, there appears an uncharted island, an island never before seen by humans. The crew is astounded. Where did this island come from? As everyone becomes aware of this phenomenon, there is a realization there is something mystical about it, something seems to be drawing the ship toward it. The captain has no choice but to let the ship steer itself, the controls mean nothing.

The island is a tropical paradise, covered with lush green vegetation, birds of every color and description, waterfalls, small rivers and many lakes and streams abound. Fruit vegetables and herbs abound, ample nourishment for everyone.

The crew and passengers begin to disembark, quietly going into the jungle to sample all it has to offer, relishing on the fruits and herbs that abound. As the ship docks, many passengers debark and are found swimming in the waterways and hiking the small pathways to points unknown.

There seems to be a certain radiance surrounding the accidental visitors. Many are experiencing peace for the first time in their lives.
What mysterious force inhabits this island, how will it change their lives? As they meander about, some vanish for awhile and then reappear as though nothing has happened. Many sit and meditate. Some are skipping rocks across the water, oblivious to everything and everyone around them.
The day begins to draw to an end and  the passengers begin returning to the ship, ready for dinner, some entertainment, and unaware of the day’s activities, prepare for a relaxing nights sleep and a busy day in Jamaica the following morning.

The next morning Jamaica looms over the horizon as people begin to stir, many only have a feeling of great peace surrounding them, others have forgotten completely the events from the previous day. Only a few have any memory of the events that transpired the previous day.
It doesn’t matter, everyone has gained a new understanding and gained insight as to what they should do with their life, new loves have been found, new direction,  everything will be revealed in due time. This brief visit to Shangri-La has changed every one’s life forever.

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His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric sciences claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God! This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth as I know it today, everything stated actually happened, according to my own perception. It has been an exciting search,at times very frustrating, very rewarding, and above all, very fulfilling. My main purpose in writing this book is to show that anyone, even a bashful unfamous country boy can have these awakenings, you don’t have to be rich or well-known to find your connection to Divine Source

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that was going on inside himself.

He said, “My boy, the fight is between two wolves.”

That certainly got the boy’s attention.

“One is evil,” the old man continued. “Anger, envy, sorrow, regret,greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies,false pride, superiority and ego.”

“What of the other, grandfather?” the boy asked.

“The other is good,” he said. “Joy, Peace, Love, Hope, Serenity,Humility, Kindness, Benevolence, Empathy, Generosity, Truth, Compassion and Faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Do we all have such wolves fighting inside us,grandfather?”

“Yes,” the wise old man said.

“Then, which wolf wins the fight?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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The Origin of the Christmas Tree

The origin of the Christmas Tree

Many people believe the origin of the Christmas Tree originated in Europe perhaps in the 15th or 16th century. However, there is much evidence that points to the fact the tree originally had pagan roots,(no pun intended) and actually originated much earlier than that.

 

 

In the 16th century, the Catholic Church finally allowed the previous pagan symbol to be included into the birth of Jesus Christ. The tradition of a “Yule Tree” or “Solstice Tree” long pre-dated the time of Jesus and the Catholic Church.

It’s origin lies in a pagan remembrance of a time when there was a  Cosmic Tree, a home of the “Gods”, the tree of Life, source of good and evil.

One symbol of sacred knowledge in antiquity was a Tree, ever guarded by a serpent, the serpent or dragon of wisdom.

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Early legends state the existence of a land to the north of Europe called Hyperborea, a land free of ice and snow.The land was perfect with the sun shining 24 hours a day, neither disease , famine or old age was present, far from labor and battle they lived. It was in this land the ancients  believed the “Tree of Life” existed, the star at the top came to represent Polaris, the North Star, around which the ancients believed all the universe revolved.

Ironically Santa Claus lives at the North Pole and thus Santa is woven into this legend.

Our ancient ancestors found it extremely difficult to deal with the harshness of winter and would long for a mild season. Thus they would often try to appease the forces of nature with various religious activities. Dressing up as Old Man Winter, the Pagan Vikings would then try to make him as welcome as possible. After appearing to have some success, the British adopted the custom and called him Old Father Christmas. He was welcomed into each house and given food and drink in hopes of putting him in a good mood, thus creating a mild winter and early spring.

This pagan figure thus became confused with Santa Claus,  originally  a Christian Monk who died in 345 CE and  gained sainthood.

Becoming more popular than Christ, the French clergy burned him in effigy in the middle of the 19th century.

 Today’s Santa is actually an invention of Coca Cola, who in 1931 hired an artist to redesign Santa Claus for their winter advertising campaign. Red and white, the colors of Coca Cola became the color of the Old Man’s uniform.

In earlier times, Old Man Winter, or Father Christmas would appear in green, purple, blue or even brown,(wonder if that is where UPS got the idea?) and sometimes even trimmed in furs. But no more, modern America has transformed him into a fat jolly man in a red suit with lots of goodies for everyone. Hence the jolly old man who brings goodies to everyone actually had his humble beginnings in pagan times and not Christianity as one would think.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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wisdom

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

 

Clewiston, Florida

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Clewiston, Florida

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Clewiston,  known as America’s ” sweetest” town is located adjacent to Lake Okeechobee. The first settlers of the area were native Americans as the area was once used as a fishing village by the Seminole Indians.

Centrally located, Clewiston is located mid state 60 miles east of Ft. Myers on the Gulf coast and 60 west of Palm Beach on the Atlantic Coast. Reaching Clewiston is easy, just take US 27, it being found on the southwest shore of Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the United States.

The cross-state Okeechobee Waterway offers direct access from either coast for boats up to 120 feet. After arriving in Clewiston, the motels, marinas, and condominiums all have dock space.

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Located at the gateway to Lake Okeechobee, and despite a half century of growth, Clewiston has maintained it’s small town charm and beauty. The first permanent settlement began in 1920 when John O’Brien and Alonzo Lewis of Tampa purchased a large tract of land to establish a town. Soon thereafter they built the Moore Haven and Clewiston Railroad to connect the community to the Atlantic Coast Line at Moore Haven.

Incorporated as a city in 1925, Clewiston would become noted for its sport fishing, particularly large mouth bass.

Soon thereafter sugar plantations were established and by the 1950s the cultivation of vegetables, citrus, and cattle were important to the local economy.

Because of the fact U.S, Sugar established  it’s headquarters in the small hamlet, it gained the nickname,”sweetest town in America”.

With the small town atmosphere, many health and recreational facilities,  small business opportunities, and a temperate climate all make Clewiston an ideal place to retire or raise a family.

Gary is a travel writer and photographer living in Sarasota, Florida. He maintains a website featuring some of his travel photos and markets a line of products featuring many of his photos.

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My Dad at The Mall

Dad at the Mall

I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes (he is 92).

We decided to grab a bite at the food court. I noticed he was watching a
teenager sitting next to him.

The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green,

red, orange, and blue.

My dad kept staring at him. The teenager would look

and find dad staring at him every time. ;

When the teenager had had enough, he sarcastically asked,

‘What’s the matter old man, never done anything

wild in your life?’

Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would

not choke on his response, knowing he would have a good one,

and in classic style he did not bat an eye in his response.

‘Got drunk once, and had sex with a peacock.

I was just wondering if you were my son.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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The wisdom of our ancestors

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13 Muslim Men practice dry run?

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Why do we continuously allow things like this to go on without repercussions?

Islamic terrorism

By Doug Hagmann 

On November 17, an incident took place aboard Air Tran Flight 297 scheduled to fly from Atlanta  Hartsfield  Airport to Houston that the media does not want to cover and everyone from the airline to the TSA and other government agencies want to keep very quiet.  The reasons, I have been told, is fear of predatory lawsuits, negative publicity from accusations of religious profiling, and the obligatory subjugation to mindless mandatory Muslim sensitivity training that make a mockery of our American system of values. Interestingly, one airline official told me “we don’t want to become another flight 300,” which is a reference to a very similar scenario that took place aboard US Airways Flight 300exactly three years ago.

I was first contacted about this incident two days after it happened by a passenger who was aboard Air Tran Flight 297. Based on the allegations made by this passenger, we conducted additional research, interviews and investigation, all of which takes time to insure accuracy, and are now able to release our report of the incident that took place aboard that aircraft. Be prepared to be shocked, angered, and perhaps saddened by our national and corporate acquiescence to mafia-type tactics by Islamists who are engaged in a full frontal assault, and laughing about it.

Unsurprisingly,the facts we developed during the course of our investigation are inconsistent with those being reported in the media, despite the media having the responsibility to report the truth.THE INCIDENT

A group of thirteen men dressed in traditional Muslim attire were among73 passengers who boarded Air Tran Flight 297 on Tuesday, 17 November2009, a routine flight scheduled to depart Atlanta Hartsfield Airport,gate C-16 at 4:43 PM ET to Houston Hobby Airport. Reports developed by this investigator found two witnesses who observed direct interaction among all of these Muslim men at the terminal.

As the passengers boarded the aircraft, two of the Muslim men took seats in first class, while the remaining eleven were seated throughout the remaining rows of the aircraft. Most had carrying-on bags that they stowed in the overhead compartments above their seats.

As the aircraft began to taxi to the runway, a female flight attendant was beginning to issue the normal passenger advisories over the PA system.Almost on cue at the time passengers were told to turn off all electronic devices, one of the Muslim men seated in the front of the plane began to use his cell phone in a manner that was described by a flight attendant and passenger “as deliberate and obvious.”  He was talking loudly in Arabic, nearly at the level of the flight attendant.Some reports suggest that this man actually called another Muslim passenger, although this has not been immediately confirmed. It is possible, however, as another passenger reported that a Muslim man seated toward the rear of the plane answered his cellular phone at the same time the man in the front began using his.

At this point, the flight attendant in the front of the plane approached the Muslim man using his telephone and instructed him to immediately turn it off. A second female flight attendant did the same at the rear of the aircraft. Concurrent with this cellular activity, two other Muslim men seated adjacent near the middle of the aircraft began operating what one passenger described as a palm type camcorder,ostensibly to view previously taken footage. It is possible, according to one flight attendant interviewed by this investigator, however, that the camcorder was being used for recording purposes. Whatever its use,a third flight attendant, aware of the incidents taking place in the front and rear of the aircraft, approached the two men for the purpose of securing the camcorder.  At least two passengers reported that the men became abusive to the flight attendant and initially refused to comply with her request.

It was at this time that most of the passengers began to notice the multiple incidents involving over a dozen men dressed in Islamic attire. Next, as if previously rehearsed, at least ten of the 13 Muslim men aboard the aircraft began to leave their seats at the same time. At least one passenger stated she observed one of the Muslim passengers using his cell phone to take photos of other passengers on the aircraft, while one other Muslim passenger sang loudly in Arabic.According to information provided to this investigator from one of the flight crew who was alerted to an on board emergency, the aircraft was now being taxied back to the terminal. The TSA, FAA and FBI were notified.

AT THE TERMINAL

Once back at the terminal, the thirteen men were escorted from the aircraft by TSA and security officials. According to a report from an airline security official, their baggage was also removed and searched, the search finding nothing of apparent danger. According to a law enforcement official interviewed by telephone by this investigator on Monday, investigation revealed that all of the Muslim passengers are acquainted with each other and are associated with (or have ties to) a large Islamic center that has been the subject of investigative interest.

According to one aircraft passenger I interviewed, what happened next was“unbelievable” and caused a great deal of upset among the aircraft passengers and flight crew (some who opted off the flight in anger,fear, or admittedly, a mixture of both emotions).

After a lengthy delay while officials dealt with these Muslim passengers, ten(one uncorroborated report suggests 11) of the Muslim passengers were permitted to re-board the same aircraft to
complete their flight. Some passengers and flight crew, traumatized by the blatant actions of the Muslim passengers, refused to travel with the Muslims who caused this orchestrated disturbance.

THE FLIGHT CONTINUES

According to flight logs and information from one of the flight crew who continued with the flight, Air Tran 297 ultimately departed Atlanta and arrived in Houston later that evening. The flight, however, was not without its curious incidents by the very same Muslim men who caused the initial delay and disturbance.

During the flight, one passenger interviewed by this investigator described the behavior of two of the Muslim passengers as less overt but still suspicious in nature. Without apparent legitimate purpose, one Muslim passenger moved a stowed bag from one part of the aircraft to another,well away from his seated position. Another spoke loudly in Arabic,with all appearing to interact in one form or another.

Ultimately,the flight landed safely and despite the early incidents in Atlanta,the Muslim passengers appeared able to leave freely from the terminal.

COMMENTS FROM FLIGHT CREW AND AIRLINE PERSONNEL

As initially stated, proper and accurate investigation takes time to corroborate eyewitness accounts, which are often unreliable,contradictive and in cases like this, colored by emotion.  Having interviewed a total of seven-(7) individuals directly involved in this incident over the last several days, including two law enforcement officers who handled the after action reports, the situation pertaining to the initial 13 and remaining 10 or 11 Muslim men allowed to continue their travels was far greater than an incident involving the unauthorized use of a cell phone that resulted in a minor flight delay,as reported by the mainstream media.

According to one airline security official, “This was a deliberate, well planned attempt to disrupt a domestic flight that was organized in advance of the boarding of these [Muslim] passengers. The purpose of their actions appeared to be multi-faceted, not the least of which was an attempt to change their status from passengers to victims of religious profiling.The situation was handled in a manner that we believe might have avoided an incident like US Air had in 2006, where everyone from the passengers who reported suspicious behavior to the airline was subjected to legal action by the Muslim passengers.”

While litigation might have been avoided, passengers and flight crew remain traumatized, and our air travel system was unnecessarily disrupted during one of the busiest air travel weeks in the U.S. The agenda of the Islamists behind this incident is clear, yet no one in the media seems to have the desire to expose these ideological cretins for what they are.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over 30 years, specializing in nature,landscapes, and studying native cultures. Besides  visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, The Canary Islands, and much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan cultures in Central America, and the Australian way of life. Photography has given hem the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world. He has published several books about the cultures he has observed. For more information and a link to his hard cover and EBooks, and contact information : Please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com

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