The Islamic Terrorist Threat

Written by: The Bashful Country Boy

In today’s world the greatest threat to peace we have is Islamic terrorism.

Their murderous armies are spreading world wide, even to the United States , where many have come legally, but many more have entered through the porous U.S. /Mexican border.

Many see no problem with the number of illegals who have gained access to our country, and many welcome it as a humanitarian project. Many compare it to a time when people came here from Europe for a better life and see it as a way of offering many the opportunities we all enjoy as Americans.

However, there is a huge difference between immigrants from the past and those of today. In the past, most came for a chance to improve their lives and create an environment that contributed to the American way of life which offered life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

In today’s environment , that is not always the case.

Many now come to live off our system, thinking they are entitled to our privileges without contributing to it. They have forgotten that with rights come responsibilities.

And sadly, many come to destroy our way of life in order to spread a religion of hate. This wave of  hate is mainly , but not always, coming from the Islamic world.

Are all Muslims hateful? Of course not. It has been estimated that about ten percent of all Muslims are extremists. Even if that figure is correct, that ten percent can out number the total population of the United States, and it only takes a few from that ten percent to create havoc on a world wide level.

It is this ten percent that is given the Islamic world a bad name. How can this be reversed and not only spare the world a future filled with terrorism, but create a better understanding of the Islamic way of life?

There is only one group of people who can do it, the Muslims themselves. They are the ones who have to stand up and be counted. Just like in the black community, they are the one’s who need to stop condoning bad behavior. They need to call out members of their own race about their unacceptable behavior. 

Bad behavior is bad behavior, it matters little what race, creed, or religion you happen to be. It is time to stop taking sides , if someone is not acting properly they need to be called out on it and appropriate action taken. 

No one can do it for the Muslim community, if someone of a different races criticizes them or makes a statement, they are only called racist and an insensitive bigot.

They need to police themselves. This is the only way the world attitude will change, these wars have been going on for thousands of years, do you really want them to continue?

We can all exist in the world community, and practice whatever religious or spiritual belief we have. We don’t need to conquer others and force them to belief as we do. 

Many times our own individual spiritual beliefs can change during a lifetime, who knows what you will believe tomorrow? As we gain in knowledge, rightfully so, our beliefs change to accommodate our newly learned information, we need to adjust our spiritual believes accordingly, it is the only way we can grow spiritually. 

Let’s create a world where that is the norm.

 The author 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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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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You Know You're a Redneck Part 3

Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand..

You sit on your roof at Christmas time hoping to fill your deer
quota..

You have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Cool Whip
on the side..

The biggest city you’ve ever been to is Walmart..

Your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV..

You thought the Unibomber was a wrestler..

You’ve used your ironing board as a buffet table..

You think a quarter horse is that ride in front of K-Mart..

Your neighbors think you’re a detective because a cop always
brings you home..

A tornado hits your neighborhood and does a $100,000 worth of
improvement..

You’ve used a toilet brush as a back scratcher..

You missed 5th grade graduation because you had jury duty..

You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65 mph..

Somebody tells you that you’ve got something in your teeth and you
take them out to see what it is.

The Complete Calvin and Hobbs

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

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

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Half Moon Caye Photos

A cruise ship tendered off the coast of Half Moon Caye, a private island

in the Bahamas owned by Carnival Cruise Lines.

 

 

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Tropical island atmosphere, perfect for lounging the day away

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Going somewhere?

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many activities are available, horseback riding, jet skiing, etc, but who has time?

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A new bar, restaurant and dance hall.

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The local fauna

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It’s five o’clock somewhere

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 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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How to be a Super Hero.

Reprinted from Bill Whittle.

I thought this was a fantastic article!

Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.

I just came back from a Fourth of July vacation, and spent an afternoon at the home of a man who has a lot of money. In fact, there were forty or so people there, and all of them had a lot of money.

One of those 40 people dramatically lowered the financial average – dramatically – but I’m working on that.

The person who I was visiting grew up overseas. He grew up in the middle of third world poverty – African poverty – real poverty. He decided to become a doctor, and though his hard work and decades of study and dedication saved countless lives of poor people living in poor villages and essentially didn’t make a penny. But he learned some important lessons in those villages, and he brought some of those lessons here, to his adopted home. He changed the face of obstetrics in America, and he has made childbirth better – and I mean far better – than it was for my mother and father when I was a child.

So I was momentarily surprised when this man – who learned so much in the poverty of African villages – came out and condemned the entire socialist, leftist idea of community – the idea of the village. Hilary Clinton’s most famous book – called It Takes a Village – talks about how important the shared community is. But this man, who saved countless lives in poor villages for essentially no pay, said that’s exactly backwards.

The village, he explained, is mediocrity. The village is lethargy. The Village is failure. The village is where everyone owns everything and no one is encouraged to make things better. The village is where an open sewer runs down the middle of the dirt road because an open sewer has always run down the middle of the dirt road in the village. It doesn’t take a village, he said. It takes a superhero.

Superhero? What does that mean?

It’s pretty simple really. There are pretty low standards for superhero, when you get right down to it.

P.J. O’Rourke once wrote about a trip he took to Southern Russia. He said the soil was so rich there you could boil it to make soup. And there, among the most Caucasian people in the world – because they live in the Caucuses! – was the same village mentality as in Africa or Central America or Asia: an open sewer running down the middle of the dirt road in the center of the village. And PJ wrote that most every American male alive would look at that filth and disease and say to himself “with $200 at Home Depot and an afternoon of hard work we could fix this problem forever. Forever!”

You see, the superhero is not a doctor or physicist or a billionaire. The superhero is the man or woman who looks at how things have always been and decides to do the hard work needed to make things better.

I visited a museum dedicated to a man – a garden-variety superhero named Forrest Bird — who made a ton of money, not because he set out to make a ton of money but because he wanted to free people from the living death of being trapped in an Iron lung for the rest of their lives. You see that little hatch on the side? That’s so you can remove the bedpan, I imagine. If you had polio you were in there for the rest of your life. Lots of children came down with polio, until another superhero named Jonas Salk got tired of watching the children of the village die of polio the way they had always died of polio, until he decided to do something superheroic – which in his case meant cure polio. Dr. Bird not only freed people from the Iron Lung: his respirators have saved millions and millions of lives and if you’ve ever been in the hospital for trauma or major surgery you have paid a very small portion of what became his great wealth and all he did in return was save your life.

When socialists like Hilary Clinton proclaim the advantages of a village, what they really mean is let someone else run your life and let that person be them. And when socialists like Barack Obama or Elizabeth Warren look at the superheroic work you do by providing quality dry cleaning or a janitorial service or an iPhone app and tells you that you didn’t build that – that the magnificent advances in quality of life brought to us by superheroes like the people you see here – was not a result of their superheoric efforts but in fact belong to the village – well, that person is lying to you.

Maybe they’re lying out of envy – because they want the rewards these superheroes EARNED through a lifetime of hard work – without, you know, actually working hard and taking risks and getting there early and staying late for a lifetime.

Maybe they are lying out of bitterness – praising the village where no one is special so that they do not have to think about their own stillborn flash of superheroics that they smothered through fear or laziness.

But most likely, they say It Takes a Village and You Didn’t Build That because they want the reward – the money and the power – that other people earned, and are using the so-called common good as a fig leaf to cover their own lust for money and power without the having the commensurate talent or drive or willingness to do the raw hard work.

And here’s the most important thing: superheroics Can. Be. Taught. You can teach children to work hard, take risks, try new things, and fail. You can teach them that.

You can also teach them the mediocrity of the village: uniformity, submission, envy, and lack of individually opportunity and responsibility. That’s what Common Core is designed to do: promote the value of the village for the benefit of the village leaders.

As a parent, however, you do not have to go down that dirt road.

For example: I’m a writer. My dad was a hotel manager. His dad – my paternal grandfather – wanted to be a writer, but he had children to raise so the man who wanted to be a writer instead became a telephone lineman and hung wires in freezing Pennsylvania winters, so that his grandson could become a writer. That made him a superhero, at least in my book.

So if you cannot go out and be one of these people, MAKE one of these people. 

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

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
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 more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors

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You Know You're a Redneck Part 2

You think a subdivision is part of a math problem..

You’ve bathed with flea and tick soap..

You’ve been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog..

Your kids take a siphon hose to show and tell..

You think a hot tub is a stolen indoor plumbing fixture..

You took a fishing pole to Sea World..

You go to the stock car races and don’t need a program..

You know how many bales of hay your car will hold..

You have a rag for a gas cap..

Your father executes the “Pull my finger” trick during Christmas
dinner..

Your house doesn’t have curtains but your truck does..

You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean..

You can spit without opening your mouth..

You consider your license plate personalized because your father
made it.

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

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

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The Sites of Grand Turk

Written by :Gary Wonning

The beach at Grand Turk, miles and miles of beautiful white sand. The perfect island retreat!

 

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The remains of one of the five tracking stations that were at one time on Grand Turk. They were used to track our first ventures into space. John Glenn splashed down near here on the first mission into space.

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One of the early inhabitants of the island, don’t think he ever went into space.

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The lighthouse on the north end of the island, warned many seafarers not to come too close.

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Scene from Cockburntowne, the capitol of Grand Turk. This is part of the old jail complex.

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Street signs done in English fashion.

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One of the remaining early defenses of the island.

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 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

Your comments appreciated

 

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You know You're A Redneck Part One

You take your dog for a walk and you both use the same tree.

You can entertain yourself for more than an hour with a
flyswatter..

Your property has been mistaken for a recycling center..

Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years..

You burn your yard rather than mow it..

The Salvation Army declines your mattress..

Your entire family sat around waiting for a call from the governor.
to spare a loved one..

You offer to give someone the shirt off your back and they don’t
want it..

You have the local taxidermist on speed dial..

You come back from the dump with more than you took..

You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table..

Your wife can climb a tree faster than your cat..

Your grandmother has “Ammo”on her Christmas list..

You’ve been kicked out of the zoo for heckling the monkeys.

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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

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

Make money doing what you love

Make money doing what you love

This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income as well.

 

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