Sorry: The World Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon

Written by Gary Wonning

We lived in Sedona Arizona during the millennial when the world was supposed to end at the stroke of twelve midnight.

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Not only did all the so-called experts believe the computers were supposed to crash simultaneously because of Y2K, but living in Sedona there was much belief that the extraterrestrials were going to rise up out of Bell Rock and conquer us all.

Many even had secret rituals  and potions to combat this and some had gadgets to  enable us to communicate with the extraterrestrials and by this achieve our salvation and hope of eternal life.

I happen to believe there is life on other planets and we are being visited , however, when we make physical contact, we won’t need any gadgets to communicate with them.

Obviously, neither happened and we are still here, living happily on planet earth.

These manufactured crises come along so often, I began calling them the crisis of the week and have thought of starting a club so we could all keep informed of our current impending gloom and doom event.

Global warming is the current crisis that doesn’t seem to want to go away.

Every day we hear of  how much the oceans are rising, how polar bears are starving  to death and various other looming disasters. None of which are true.

People tell of how Miami is underwater and how the souls of Miami  are continuously building up the sidewalks so people can navigate the rising waters, I live six miles from the Gulf of Mexico and have been to Miami and Fort Lauderdale countless times.

I can tell you first hand , the sea levels are not rising. They are the same level has they were forty years ago when I first visited Miami.

Once someone told me that Miami was half under water, I responded that it was so bad that the last time I went to Miami International Airport I had to park at I-75 and I-595 and take a  ski boat into the airport, and the guy believed me.

There even people here in Sarasota, some are  elected officials in local and state government that continuously harp on the issue of global warming and sea level rise, do they ever go to the beach?

True the climate is changing, the climate always changes and has been doing so for at least 4.6 billion years.

This planet has been in existence for eons, what makes you believe it’s all going to come to an end in twelve years? .

When you fly over earth at thirty thousand  feet, one begins to realize how wondrous and huge our planet is, and how pure the environment still is.

Sure there are local issues, always has been and always will be, but all in all the environment is in better condition now than it was sixty years ago, in any cases wildlife are returning where they have not  been seen for years, smog levels are being reduced, at least in first world countries.

If you have  a need to clean up the environment, try visiting China, India or some third world country where it is  an issue

It has been reported there is a huge floating island of trash in the Pacific Ocean, this is not true.

There are ares of floating plastic, but the particles are very tiny, less than five mm, and cannot be detected from space and even ships pass over them without even knowing that plastic is there, this should not be, but to say there are hundreds of acres of floating plastic and garbage  is about as far from the truth as you can get.

Sure we have environmental issues, always have had and always will have, even the American Indians had issues, they would farm out an area and when the land was depleted , unable to raise crops, and all the fish and game had been hunted and killed, they moved on to another area to do the same all over again.

We do need to solve issues as they come up, but the planet earth is a marvelous planet and is capable of healing itself if we just cooperate a little, we don’t need to return to a seventh century existence to accomplish that.

We need to remember the politicians and media are only creating hysteria to pander votes and ratings. We jusst need to chill out, the world isn’t ending anytime soon.

All that is needed is a little common sense conservatism.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Just start doing what makes good sense and stop running around yelling that the sky is falling.

That accomplishes nothing but to make the problem worse.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

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The Tea Party Isn’t An Extremist Right Wing Organization

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

I’m not sure how the Tea Party can be called an extremest right wing organization.

The Tea Party, which isn’t even a political party , but rather a loose knit national organization that only has local structure, there is no national organization or even political candidates.

Like our constitution and consequently our country, it was began as an idea. The tea party has much the same agenda as our original founders had. The Tea Party was began as a way for us to find our way back to what the original founders of our country had in mind.

There is nothing extreme in their theology, the extremism is in the minds of their detractors whose thinking has strayed so far away from what common sense and decency means that to them it seems extreme. What the Tea Party stands for would have been the accepted thinking of the nation only 30 years ago. The nation has drifted so far left that the rational of most today would be considered immoral and even illegal to most logical thinking people.

The media has distorted and downright lied about the happenings in this country for so long, and they haven’t been challenged that their distorted view of life has become an acceptable norm. 

Values such as showing respect for your elders and others, being self reliant and not depending on government for continued assistance. decency, self respect, free will, and  the value of hard work,  the list goes on and on. 

Everything this country used to stand for  has been ridiculed and reduced to mockery. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

Frederick Douglas American Hero

I found this on a Face Book page entitled : Frederick Douglas: American Hero.

Administrator Thought For the Day:

“The moment a society used taxation as a means for financing a personal need, that society, began upon a path “backward” toward socialism and slavery.

Socialism and Slavery are only negated when a society’s tax rate never exceeds 0% in regards to taxes implemented for personal causes, personal needs, personal pursuits, personal consequences, and personal services. If you exceed this 0% taxation standard, you implant a poison into your political process—-bribery, corruption, political careers, coercion, and force will be perpetually sustained…

Taxes in America were only to be a public proposition–never personal—we were to tax for the purposes of building a bridge, supporting the rule of law, paying for the national defense, constructing a road, building a public library, or building a public schoolhouse—-but our Founders KNEW by way of historic FACTS, that you could NEVER use government as a tool for financing personal ambitions, personal responsibilities, and supporting personal consequences.

Government in America was ONLY instituted for securing liberty, it was never to be used as a host for paying for your liberties and protecting you from the consequences of your own choices….

The American Government was established so that “we the people” could freely manage ourselves as self-owned individuals…..While Socialism, Fascism, Nazism, and Communism use government as a path to steal labor from everyone…and then “bribe” everyone with that labor….

America established “progressive socialism” in 1913 when it illegally imposed the Income Tax, and this regressive progress, has dismantled American Liberty ever since, and today, we are ALL publicly owned, and politically traded slaves seeking to elect men and women who will either increase or sustain the very poison that created the corruption, bribery, and theft…

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

Do We Want the Truth, Or Do We Want Political Correctness

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

In these days of political correctness, we often find it hard to discern what the truth is and what really happened at a certain event.

Often times, in order to not offend anyone, the facts are so distorted so that we an no longer decide with a rational mind what actually did happen. The truth gets hidden in the message because people get offended so easily and the press is often reluctant to disclose the details for fear of upsetting someone or facing the cold hard facts of reality. 

What is politically correct has suddenly taken precedence over what is correct and in the best interest of the individual. Being politically correct and worrying about someone’s feelings is more important than the truth or doing what is right. 

Once we become concerned about what is politically correct, we get a watered down version and never really know anything else about it. This leads to misconceptions and often places blame on people who had nothing to do with the event and somethings the heroes become victims. Many times a certain group of people get the blame and attention when in fact that is far from the truth.

There is much emphasis to do things for the common good of society while we slowly lost our rights as individuals, once that idea takes root, the time comes when we will no longer have any individual rights. 

Ayn Rand wrote the following…

“We must learn to reject as total evil the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights. General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals…The power of society must always be limited by the basic, inalienable rights of the individual.”

That is not what our country was founded on, our country was founded on individual rights, individual freedom.

We are being lead into socialism and loss of control of our individual rights. 

Once people stop believing in God, they begin believing in government. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

 

 

 

The First Amendment Does Protect So-Called Hate Speech

photo of the book Liberty's secrets

The secrets our founders knew

Written by Gary Wonning

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I think it is pretty plain. When you read the first amendment of our Bill of Rights, it is quite obvious the first amendment contains no provisions for limiting so-called hate speech.

Many times, especially in today’s society hate speech is defined as a particular idea someone does not agree with and it has no correlation whatsoever with being hateful. Take for instance Face Book banning such people as Dennis Prager and Franklin Graham.

Neither of which has ever said anything that could be determined as hateful.

Criticizing someone’s different philosophy about life is not hate speech as long as it is done in a polite and courteous manner.

It is our American right to respectfully disagree with someone.

Once you begin banning hate speech, where does it end?

Who determines what hate speech is, the U Tube and Face Book people certainly have a different perspective than over half of the people living in the United States.

The first amendment guarantees free speech to everyone, regardless of their perspective and opinions, race, creed, national origin, gender, etc.  and cannot be denied to anyone.

Unwritten but something that also applies, we also have free listening, we are free to listen or not to listen, that is our choice.

The first amendment does not limit free speech, but something else does.

Common sense and decency, somethings need not be said in a public forum, regardless of or our rights, there is such a thing as discretion and good judgment.

The real meaning of hate speech falls under this definition.

In my humble opinion, using names and words that your grandmother would not approve of, should not be used in public.

A little common sense goes a long way, there is nothing wrong about trying to act like a civilized human being.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

 

 

Can We Win the Argument

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

I found this somewhere, I thought I would repost it. 

CAN WE WIN THE ARGUMENT?

Do we want Socialism, Marxism, or Democratic Republican Government with Capitalism (Free Markets) as the cornerstone of our government?

The Bible in Deuteronomy 6 tells Parents to talk of these things when you rise up, walk by the way, eat dinner, family get-togethers, (okay, I’m ad-libbing) when you go to the ball games or watch the super Bowl together, you must constantly be reminded of what is good, right, proper and beneficial.
It is not being made on the campaign trails by many politicians.
Most Mom’s and Dad’s aren’t extolling the virtues of the Country as Founded anymore.

POINT! If the argument isn’t made, rationally, positively and compassionately we won’t win.
I’ll add consistently!!

The Bible in Deuteronmy 6 tells Parents to talk of these things when you rise up, walk by the way, eat dinner, family get-togethers, (okay, I’m ad-libbing) when you go to the ball games or watch the super Bowl together, you must constantly be reminded of what is good, right, proper and beneficial.

Will you try it out?
I am and will continue doing so.
It’s the truth and it can’t be abandoned, only ignored to our own hurt.

photo of shriner walking up masonic stairs

The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

How often have we heard that comment?

Probably not very often these days. There seems to be a popular misconception held among many that before we can correct someone else’s behavior, we need to be perfect in every way and never have committed an act that was below what is acceptable in society. 

How many of us can do that? 

Often times the individual who makes the statement that we shouldn’t criticize his actions is committing an act that is unacceptable and is looking for an excuse to justify his actions.  

One of my mother’s favorite expressions was, “Do as I say, not as I do.” 

It would be made after she told me not to do something, normally a minor offense and a few minutes later she would do the same thing, and I would catch her in the act. 

She would just look at me and say, “Sometimes you need to do as I say and not as I do,” meaning that it was my decision to do the right thing regardless of what someone else does. 

It most often would be followed by her saying,”Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

This means that just because someone else does it, that doesn’t give you the right to do. That just makes the offense double bad. 

You are responsible for your actions, regardless of what someone else does. 

I often think she did those acts to teach me a valuable lesson. Too many times she would do this for it to be a coincidence. 

Mom was pretty smart. Like many in her generation, she never finished school. She only had an eighth grade education, but knew many things college graduates of today don’t know or understand. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

Art Prints

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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