The Vietnam War Memorial

The Vietnam War Memorial, dedicated to the brave men and women who fought for freedom in southeast Asia under extreme conditions.

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The Vietnam War Memorial with the Washington monument in the background

The war became a political football, being run by Washington bureaucrats, instead of the military, it became a hopeless war

In spite of the rhetoric, because of what these brave men and women did, Vietnam is abetter place toady than it was before we became involved there.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Our Second Amendment Rights


People often ask, especially people from other countries, why are Americans so obsessed with guns, why are we so insistent on preserving our right to protect ourselves and encourage everyone to have a gun in spite of all the gun violence in the world today?

What they fail to realize is that gun rights have played a part in our nation since the very beginning.

The first shots fired at Bunker Hill, which began our American Revolution was a direct result of the British attempt to seize the guns of the American colonists.

After the revolt over unfair taxation, the first step of the Crown in an attempt to take control over the colonies was an attempt to capture an arsenal and seize our guns, thus eliminating our ability to defend ourselves.

This act implanted in our minds the need to have the ability to defend ourselves from the aggressive acts of government by maintaining a right to bear arms. This measure not only defends Americans from an oppressive government, but it also protects people around the world from oppressive governments as well.

If we didn’t have our second amendment rights, sooner or later we would fall to a different form of government and we would lose our ability to help other countries in need.

Gary 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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Change The Country, Educate the Kids

 

Written by: Gary Wonning

Change the Country, Educate the kids

Much has been said about changing the direction the country is headed, recent polls show that a large majority of the American people believe the country is and has been headed in the wrong direction for quite some time.

This is a problem that has developed over the last several decades and as a result, there is no fast fix. Thankfully, because of the Internet, and the easy access to information, more and more people are becoming interested in the political future of their nation and realize that something must be done in order to protect our freedom and capitalistic way of life.

This is all well and good and is the way it should be. Our government was formed to provide for government of the people, by the people, and for the people, not special interest groups. The quick fix to saving our way of life is to get involved and stay informed. Thankfully the Tea Party is providing a way to counteract some of the disgusting things going on in Washington.

We need to begin, at an early age, to educate the kids on what freedom means, how our country was formed, and the importance that religion and spirituality played in the early, formative times of our republic.

Gary 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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Fixing Social Security

 

Written By: Gary Wonning

Social Security was designed during the depression by Franklin Roosevelt so no one would ever collect anything. The retirement age was set at 65 when the normal life expectancy was only 64, thus it was only created as another revenue source for the government. The money only collected 2 percent interest and the program still didn’t do too badly until the mid-sixties when Lyndon Johnson and congress decided to raid the fund and start paying the government’s bills with our retirement money.

Discover what a personal retirement package could do for you, just do the math. Find a compound interest site online and figure for yourself how much money should be there for each of us if it had been invested at a conservative rate and left there to multiply over the years.

I used a conservative figure of investing $20 a week from the time I was 20 years old until I was 65, with a conservative interest rate of 7 %, I would have had enough money in the account to pay me more than I now receive from social security, and the principle would never be touched! The principle would be there until I passed on, it could then go to my heirs.

I know I probably couldn‘t have invested $20 a week when I was 20, at that time twenty dollars was half of my paycheck. Adjustments could have been made later in life to make up for the difference.

As it was, when I retired in 1994 and for several years before that, the combined contributions made by myself and my employer totaled almost $200 a week. Just think what a portion of that would have done for me if it had been invested privately. I would have had a lot larger retirement income and there would have been enough money to pay for my health care on top of it.

Common Sense for the modern era

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

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.

Your comments are welcome

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The sun rises over the Egyptian plain

 

Herbert Hoover Warned Us

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The beach at Cozumel

Many times, President Herbert Hoover has gotten a bad rap. This article written by Bill Federer should set the record straight.

Herbert Hoover warned us about a huge evil

President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to recognize a Jewish state. A week later, Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945. The next President, Harry S. Truman, immediately took steps to recognize the state of Israel. Former President Herbert Hoover proposed a solution…

In declining health, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a letter, April 5, 1945, to the Saudi King. promising not to recognize a Jewish state. A week later, Roosevelt died, April 12, 1945.

The next President, Harry S. Truman, immediately took steps to recognize the state of Israel.

Former President Herbert Hoover proposed a solution to the Middle East crisis, as reported by Scripps-Howard Press, Nov. 19, 1945: “In ancient times the irrigation of the Tigris and Euphrates Valleys supported probably 10 million people in the kingdoms of Babylon and Nineveh. The deterioration and destruction of their irrigation works by the Mongol invasion centuries ago, and their neglect for ages, are responsible for the shrinkage of the population to about 3,500,000 people in modern Iraq. … Some 30 years ago, Sir William Willcocks, an eminent British engineer, completed a study of the restoration of the old irrigation system. He estimated that about 2,800,000 acres of the most fertile land in the world could be recovered at a cost of under $150,000,000. … Some progress has been made under the Iraq government but their lack of financial resources and the delay of war have retarded the work greatly. … My own suggestion is that Iraq might be financed to complete this great land development on the consideration that it be made the scene of resettlement of the Arabs from Palestine. …”

Hoover continued: “This would clear Palestine completely for a large Jewish emigration and colonization. A suggestion of transfer of the Arab people of Palestine was made by the British Labor Party in December, 1944, but no adequate plan was proposed as to where or how they were to go. There is room for many more Arabs in such a development in Iraq than the total Arabs in Palestine. The soil is more fertile. They would be among their own race which is Arab-speaking and Mohammedan. The Arab population of Palestine would be the gainer from better lands in exchange for their present holdings. Iraq would be the gainer for it badly needs agricultural population. …

“Today millions of people are being moved from one land to another. If the lands were organized and homes provided, this particular movement could be made the model migration of history. It would be a solution by engineering instead of by conflict. I realize that the plan offers a challenge both to the statesmanship of the Great Powers as well as to the goodwill of all parties concerned. However, I submit it and it does offer a method of settlement with both honor and wisdom.”

Herbert Hoover stated in a presidential campaign speech, Oct. 31, 1932: “Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die. … No man who has not occupied my position in Washington can fully realize the constant battle which must be carried on against … tyranny of government expanded into business activities.”

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Herbert Hoover had coordinated relief to millions when the Mississippi River levees broke during the 1927 flood. He organized feeding 300 million in 21 countries of Europe and Russia following World War I. His entire life he refused payment for public service.

In 1928, Herbert Hoover was elected the 31st U.S. president in a landslide victory. His vice president, Charles Curtis, was the first Native American to hold that office.

In his inaugural address, March 4, 1929, he stated: “I assume this trust in the humility of knowledge that only through the guidance of Almighty Providence can I hope to discharge its ever-increasing burdens.”

In “The Challenge of Liberty,” 1934, Herbert Clark Hoover declared: “While I can make no claim for having introduced the term, ‘rugged individualism,’ I should be proud to have invented it. It has been used … in eulogy of those God-fearing men and women of honesty whose stamina and character and fearless assertion of rights led them to make their own way in life.”

Hoover stated: “Freedom is an open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and of human dignity. With the preservation of these moral and spiritual qualities and with God’s grace will come further greatness for our country.”

Born in 1874, his Quaker mother taught Sunday School and spoke at Friend’s meetings before dying when he was 10 years old. Hoover lived on an Indian Reservation in Oklahoma before moving to Oregon. He worked his way through Stanford University doing laundry, delivering papers and working for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Herbert Hoover served under Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Truman and Eisenhower. At the onset of the Depression, in an address at Valley Forge, May 30, 1931, President Hoover stated: “If those few thousand men endured that long winter of privation and suffering … held their countrymen to the faith, and by that holding held fast the freedom of America, what right have we to be of little faith?”

On Oct. 18, 1931, in an address which began a nation-wide drive to aid the private relief agencies, President Herbert Hoover stated: “This civilization … which we call American life, is builded and can alone survive upon the translation into individual action of that fundamental philosophy announced by the Savior nineteen centuries ago.”

On Sept. 15, 1932, to leaders of the “national drive” committee for voluntary relief agencies, President Herbert Hoover stated: “We maintain the spiritual impulses in our people for generous giving and generous service – in the spirit that each is his brother’s keeper.”

After his term in office, Herbert Clark Hoover proposed reorganizing the United Nations to exclude Communist countries, as he told the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1950: “What the world needs today is a definite, spiritual mobilization of the nations who believe in God against this tide of Red agnosticism. It needs a moral mobilization against the hideous ideas of the police state and human slavery. … I suggest that the United Nations should be reorganized without the Communist nations in it. If that is impractical, then a definite New United Front should be organized of those peoples who disavow communism, who stand for morals and religion, and who love freedom. …”

Hoover continued: “It is a proposal based solely upon moral, spiritual and defense foundations. It is a proposal to redeem the concept of the United Nations to the high purpose for which it was created. It is a proposal for moral and spiritual cooperation of God-fearing free nations. And in rejecting an atheistic other world, I am confident that the Almighty God will be with us.”

Herbert Hoover spoke at a reception on his 80th birthday in West Branch, Iowa, Aug. 10, 1954, warning: “I have witnessed on the ground in 20 nations the workings of the philosophy of that anti-Christ, Karl Marx. There rises constantly in my mind the forces which make for progress and those which may corrode away the safeguards of freedom in America. … Today the Socialist virus and poison gas generated by Karl Marx and Friedreich Engels have spread into every nation on the earth. Their dogma is absolute materialism which defies truth and religious faith. … To this whole gamut of Socialist infections, I say to you … God has blessed us with another wonderful word – ‘heritage.’ The great documents of that heritage are not from Karl Marx. They are from the Bible, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Within them alone can the safeguards of freedom survive.”

Herbert Clark Hoover, who was a member of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, stated: “The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”

Herbert Hoover, who died Oct. 20, 1964, signed a joint-statement during World War II with the widows of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Taft, Harrison and Cleveland, which stated: “Menaced by collectivist trends, we must seek revival of our strength in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic. Democracy is the outgrowth of the religious conviction of the sacredness of every human life. On the religious side, its highest embodiment is the Bible; on the political side, the Constitution.”

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The blogger 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.

Your comments are welcome

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Elections Have Been Stolen Before

 

Written By; Gary Wonning

There are people who refuse to believe that elections in the United States are stolen or that voter fraud is committed. It is only human nature to try and cheat or game the system, that has been going on since the beginning of time. It is only natural that it would filter into the election system.

Stuffing the ballot box and trying to keep people from voting has been going on forever. 

I have a friend who once worked for the Democratic Party in  Lebanon Indiana. The party actually had someone hired to visit cemeteries, write down the names of the deceased and then register them to vote.

When she found out about it, she immediately quit and registered as a republican. I’m sure it happens on both sides of the isle, but, the democrats are notorious for it.

The object of the game is to keep trying to eliminate voter fraud or a least keep it to a bare minimum.

There was conclusive evidence the 1960 election between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon was stolen. There was massive voter fraud in West Virginia, Texas,and Illinois, enough to sway the election. 

Nixon was informed of it but declined to do anything because we were engaged in the cold war and he thought it imperative the country should remain united to combat communism. And everyone eventually called him a crook.

In 2000, there was massive voter fraud in south Florida, again almost all of it in democratically controlled precincts.  contrary to what the liberals are now saying about Trump not conceding the election if there is evidence of tampering, Al Gore never conceded in 2000, and Hillary never admitted that Bush had won.

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The secrets our founders knew

They didn’t let it go, ever.  They used his illegitimate victory in Florida and they blamed that on the Supreme Court.  They said the Supreme Court was rigged!  They accused the Supreme Court of being rigged for Bush.  They accused the state of Florida of being rigged for Bush.  They didn’t accept that result ever.  It’s one of the reasons they couldn’t ever let go of their hatred for George W. Bush, because once the recount started, that’s when they thought they would prevail.  That’s when they thought they knew best how to win by cheating.  And they weren’t able to pull it off.

Kerry loses in 2004, but let’s remind ourselves of exactly what happened.  The first wave of exit polls hit at about five p.m., between four and five p.m. on Election Day in 2004, and the first wave of exit polls showed that Kerry was going to win.  And Bob Shrum, who was the campaign manager for Kerry, walked into Kerry’s office waving that first batch of exit polls and said, “May I be the first to congratulate you, Mr. President.”  So starting at five o’clock Eastern time, Election Day 2004, the Democrats thought John Kerry had won, based on exit polling.

Only problem was , they were only polling likely democratic voters, women, and blacks in an attempt to sway those citizens who had not yet voted.

The problem has been going on for centuries, in my opinion, there is only one way to put an end to it, or at least slow the fraud up immensely.

If we would use fingerprinting or retinal scan to register voters, it would be nearly impossible to commit voter fraud. I bet I know who wouldn’t go for that.

Common sense for modern times.

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

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.

Your comments are welcome

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Bernie Sanders Voters; Take Heed.

Bernie let you down.

After all of the campaigning and lecturing about big business and big government , he caved and went to their side.

What lesson can you learn from this?

You put your faith in an elected official, a politician.

When do we learn not to trust in government?

Politicians and government have their own agenda. Politicians only want to get reelected, and most will do anything necessary to accomplish that goal. Most politicians could care less what is good for you or the country. They are not going to take care of you.

We need to trust ourselves and learn to once again take care of and provide for our own needs.

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What has government done for you?

Trust in God and yourself, they are the only ones who have your best interests at heart.

I believe that is what the framers of our constitution were trying to convey. They never trusted government to do the right thing, why do we?

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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.

Your comments are welcome

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What has Government Done for You?