The Benghazi Video

We all remember the uproar created when Hillary blamed the attack on our embassy in Benghazi on a UTube video.

Even though that wasn’t the cause of the attack, it created quite a roar, and many still believe it.

About a month after the 2016 election, My wife and I happened to be having dinner at a restaurant in Venice Florida with a friend and a couple of her friends. 

I was sitting next to the gentleman and we were engaging in casual conversation when I by chance brought up the previous election. 

I think I said the wrong thing, the man next to me exploded, “I wouldn’t vote for Hillary on a bet,  Obama and she tried to get me killed.”

Taken aback, I asked why.

It seems he had produced the original video, which was favorable to the Islamic religion. It had been edited by the young producer and changed to cast an unfavorable light on the Muslim people, this was the video the blame for the attacks was placed on.

As a result, this man had all the major networks calling his office, who in turn called him to discover what was going on, when in fact, he knew nothing. 

Finally, the local sheriff gave him a visit and recommended he get out of the country for a while, which he did.

Even though he had nothing to do with the final production of the video and the video, in the end, had nothing to do with the Benghazi raid, his life and the life of his wife, and possibly even his employees was placed in grave danger.

All in the cause of politics and people in government having their own agenda, with little regard for anyone else or their safety.

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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What Is So Appealing About Donald Trump?

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Written by : Gary Wonning

Donald Trump has taken the world by storm. Reminiscent of 2008 when Barack Obama came on the scene like gangbusters, now Donald Trump has become the answer for those on the right to the rock star fame of Obama.

In 2008, people were fed up with the way Washington had sold us out and continuously acted on their behalf and special interests instead of the people. Adding in the glamor of electing the first black president, his momentum caught on and no one else had a chance.

Eight years later we are witnessing a repeat performance. After eight more years of political correctness and the government continuing to ignore the will of the people, once again the electorate is demanding change and a return to government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Although their intentions are noble, they may be barking up the wrong tree.

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For two thousand years, people have been looking for a savior. In these modern times, people have abandoned their religious values and forgotten their spiritual base. As they have drifted away from their values and God, the government has become their savior.

Just like Obama in 2008, Trump has come on the scene promising to save everyone from the perils of life.

The outcome will be the same as in 2008, if he is elected.

Would Trump make a good president? Who knows. That won’t be determined until after the fact. Regardless of the result of our upcoming election, it is still for the individual to decide how to live his life and whether or not he continues to let government rule his life. The election of a president isn’t going to change that.

The only person that can save you is yourself, no one else can or should. The government isn’t going to do it, they all have their own agenda. We have everything within us to solve our problems. The answers are within, the sooner we all learn that the sooner our life will be fulfilled. We have to throw off the shackles of government suppression. When we depend on them for everything we have, they control us.

Stop accepting government handouts and assistance, only then will you be free. We need to return the power to where it was intended, to the states, local governments and ourselves.

It’s our decision to make our own life, our own mistakes and to correct them how we see fit, not some bureaucrat.

Obama wasn’t a messiah and neither is Trump or Hillary or Sanders. the only messiah is you, only you can save you, only you know what you want or need to fulfill your destiny. People need to stop looking for someone to save them and begin looking within.

That’s where the true messiah lives.

Our country was founded on that premise.

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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As simple 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 over complicate the issues when an easy and simple solution would be obvious.

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 now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit. 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.

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Communism on the Installment Plan

An extremely good article on why we can’t coexist with the left. This writer is corect.

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Assuming they can take a break from bitterly clinging to their guns and religion for a few minutes, I’m going to set a bona fide goal for those liberty-loving Americans out there with a passion for our founding principles and the Constitution. What may surprise some in that camp is that it’s the very same goal toward which those on the political left strive.

At first blush, some of these patriots – perhaps many – will find this goal rhetorically indelicate, if not undemocratic, or even (dare I say it?) – “extreme.”

By the time they’re done reading this, however, I would hope that they perceive the dangerous folly in such thinking.

The goal is simple, and it is as follows: We must utterly vanquish the political opponents we currently face. One can see why I said it’s identical to the ultimate goal of the left, and why they never articulate it openly. While they espouse love of country, liberty, the democratic process and say they believe we have as much of a right to our ideals and beliefs as they do theirs, these are patent deceptions.

Time and again, their actions make it abundantly clear that they intend to eradicate our ideals and beliefs if at all possible.

So, as contrary to our model of government and collective conscience as this may sound, utterly neutralizing the left (completely disenfranchising those who ascribe to leftist doctrine and dismantling all of their established political, cultural and legal constructs) is an imperative because they never had any intention of coexisting with those of differing ideologies.

A key difference between us and the political left is that we’ve always been here, but they have not. What I mean by this is that throughout the history of our nation, the intentions of the governed and those who rose to govern were fairly closely aligned. There were instances of major divergence – such as those who wound up at odds over slavery or the right of women to vote – but principally, we had somewhat differing means to generally the same ends.

Though the left-right paradigm with which contemporary Americans were raised has come to mean less and less (because so many politicians advance leftist policies regardless of political party), we do need to bear in mind that it is a very recent political model.

The reason politicians have perpetuated the observance of this left-right archetype in recent years is because it became eminently useful to them in manipulating the electorate – and this means big-government closet socialists like many prominent Republicans have demonstrated themselves to be, as well as outright communists like Barack Obama and his co-conspirators.

The core truth is that the ideology, motives and methods of the left are manifestly evil, and always have been.

I don’t know if I coined the phrase in relation to liberalism being “communism on the installment plan,” but I don’t know of anyone else who uses it. Whoever gets the credit, I believe it is an accurate statement because not only has liberalism itself changed incrementally over the last several decades, it has also managed to subvert those occupying other nodes along the political continuum.

This is because liberalism (as opposed to early 20th-century progressivism) has always been driven by hardcore communists. Because they are intrinsically diabolical, they misrepresent their intentions, then foment division, hatred and civil unrest. Finally, they institutionalize injustice, oppressing and terrorizing the governed, illegally appropriating the fruits of their labors and making atrocity commonplace.

This is why in 1983, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” It wasn’t a case of baseless name-calling.

With the end of the Cold War, many Americans presumed that the struggle against communism was over. I’m not sure why, since potent communistic influences remained in the world. In any event, I seriously doubt that in the early 1990s many conservatives could have imagined a Marxist-Leninist cabal calling the shots in our nation’s capital less than 20 years hence.

The empirical evidence demonstrates that liberalism inevitably morphs into communism (oligarchical collectivist totalitarianism). Whether it comes about quickly through revolution or slowly through attrition doesn’t matter much in the end.

Thus, liberalism is fundamentally just as malignant as communism – which we should have been able to ascertain, given that its effects over the last 50 years included increasing moral ambivalence, escalating levels of corruption in government and business sectors, class warfare, dissolution of the family (including high rates of divorce and illegitimate births), loss of reverence for the sanctity of life, rampant drug use, antipathy for the nation itself and transposition of the very concepts of good and evil.

And those only represent the evidence of America’s domestic deterioration.

I hope this has sufficiently illustrated that the liberal-embryonic-communist wholesale destroyers of everything good and decent have not always been among us. Those who follow evil dictates have always been among us, but never before in America have we seen a faction bent on pernicious societal nihilism achieve enduring influence and political power.

Those who are generally peaceful, industrious and generous, who would prefer to mind their own business as they pursue life, liberty and happiness have always been here. Actually, they are most people. Knowledge of this truth is what motivated our nation’s founders to so inextricably enshrine the concepts of individual liberty and Natural Law into its founding documents.
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There has been much debate over the years about what the founding fathers meant about the separation of church and state. In recent times there has been much disinformation about how they actually believed, especially George Washington. In this short Ebook the author tries to explain how they actually felt.

The Followers of Mohammed Need To Take Responsibility For Their Actions.

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It’s always easier to blame someone else for our problems than it is to take responsibility for our own actions. That is just human nature. It is something we all do, regardless of our beliefs or upbringing.

In today’s world, you find more and more  people blaming someone else for their misdeeds. It’s blamed on their environment, government, parents, racism, bigotry, sexism and every other ism one can imagine.

I have news for you, there is no ism you can blame for your misfortunes. The only person you can blame is the person you see in the mirror every morning when you arise from your sleepy kingdom. Regardless of how someone treats you, either imagined or real, how you react is your responsibility.

The only person responsible for your actions is you, no one else has control over what you do.

In light of the recent terror attacks by Islamist Extremists, we find they are trying to blame Americans for what they do, they say they are only retaliating for our supposed sins.

I have only read bits and pieces of the Koran, but what I have read seems to contain a lot of violence, far more than the Holy Bible, but that is irrelevant.

Terrorism has been going on from the beginning of time, and it doesn’t look like it is going to stop anytime soon.

Right or wrong, the main problem facing the world today is Islamic Terrorism, innocent people are being killed daily. It is bad enough when military personnel are killed in the line of duty, but that is their job, it is what they have been sworn to do.

But when innocent civilians are killed while just trying to live a normal life, that is irreprehensible. Civilians are killed in war and that is awful, but war is hell, there is always going to be collateral damage.

To charge in and kill people in the name of God is inexcusable, I know of no God that would demand that of his people.

It is said there are many good Muslims in the world and they far outnumber the evil ones. This is true, there is good and evil in every walk of life, no one religion has a monopoly. If only ten percent of the Islamists are evil, that means they still out number  the total population of the United States.

It’s those ten percent that I am concerned about and are the one’s that give Islam a bad name. Just like in most other groups, the ninety percent condone the actions of the other ten percent. No one says anything. Life just goes on. As long as this attitude continues, nothing will change.

We can no longer condone bad behaviour, it corrupts our society and leads to decay.

Muslims, as well as the rest of humanity, must begin to take responsibility for their actions and the condemn actions of their peers. The time of blaming someone else for our  actions is buried in the past. If we don’t assume responsibility, who will?

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 lost through the ages

There are always outside influences that you feel you simply cannot control. It is how one reacts to these circumstances that determine the final outcome. It is these choices that determine our success or failure. Everything happens for a reason. Seemingly on a physical level, we don’t seem to be able to control our reality, however on some subconscious level, we choose to participate in every single event that comes our way. We may not be aware of it, but that is how the universe works.

 

 

 

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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America: An Exceptional Country

Written by : Gary Wonning

Many today think there is nothing exceptional about America. They assume we are no different than the rest of the world and to think we are exceptional is pompous and arrogant.

Our exceptionalism has nothing to do with arrogance. It has to do with the tenants of our country, our founding and our Bill of Rights ,Constitution and Declaration of Independence. These sacred documents rank  with the Magna Carta and the bible in importance to individual liberty and freedom.

Our constitution guarantees freedom for all and states our rights come from God, not the government.

This is foreign to most,  most people  assume their rights come from government. We as Americans don’t believe this. We believe our constitution limits what government can do to us,and what we let them do, not what they let us do. There is a big difference.

Our rights come from God or a higher source, they are unalienable rights, not changeable by man. This basic difference guarantees us freedoms not available to anyone else in the world. It enables us to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without interference from any one or more importantly from a government.

It doesn’t guarantee us happiness. or success, it just guarantees us the right to pursue it. We can only be happy or successful through our own endeavors, there isn’t anyone in government or anyone outside ourselves who can make us happy if we don’t want to be.

Our founders knew how corruptible governments can and will become. They built many safeguards into our constitution to ensure that our government would never become dictatorial.

They tried to ensure our government would be inefficient and thus unable to totally control our lives as most governments in Europe had done. Our founders believed that the least amount of government necessary was the best government.

Today we have strayed from these basic principles and we are paying the price, our freedoms and liberty are slowly disappearing. If nothing is done we too will soon fall into the ranks of declining civilizations and freedom will be no more.

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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Life Changes

Life’s circumstances are not always what you may wish them to be, it is a many say,”Man plans, God smiles.”

The pattern of life does not necessarily go as you plan, and often times that is a good thing. Many times the universe has something better in mind than anything we could have imagined in our wildest dreams.

You may at times be led in different directions that you never imagined, dreamed,or designed. We often encounter hardships we would sooner have not chosen. But there is a reason for everything, and a time for everything.

Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path, or try to carry out your dream, then perhaps you would have no direction at all.

Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction you life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now.

Shake off the ”why’s” and ”what if’s”, and rid yourself of confusion. Whatever was – is in the past. Whatever is – is what’s important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. Today is here.

Walk your path one step at a time – with courage, faith and determination. Keep your head up, and cast your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm and your footing will be solid again.A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could ever hoped to follow.

Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings.

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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