Here's the link to the Sandy Hook conspiracy video I was talking about. Just watch it with an open mind.
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat...
Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school... The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing yet?
Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
Pass it on if you think it has merit.
If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in. My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,
-- Why in the world didn’t I take today off!!! I know it’s only a two hour difference between here and the West Coast, but when your flight gets in after 11P, it makes it tough to jump out of bed a couple of hours later!!!
-- OK, I know it’s behind us, but let’s be clear...Yes, I did call the Ravens to win outright. But, the power outage? Does anybody even know what really happened? Conspiratorial types will have field day with this one. There is no doubt the interruption did help the Niners, but the Ravens were on the field, too. They just got out of their rhythm. If you’ve played sports, you understand how important the “groove” of a game can be. Regardless, mission accomplished and let the countdown begin for the 2013-2014 season.
-- Whenever we leave and come back home, there is the inevitable disappointment with our HNL experience. From the gate announcement that sounded like an order being made in a Korean restaurant’s kitchen to the closed elevators and the ridiculous taxi system, the issues at HNL continue.
-- Be sure to tune in today at 9A....my good friend and fellow radio guy from down the hall, Gregg Hammer, will be joining me every Wednesday at 9 for a chat. Be sure to take a listen and give us a call with what ‘s on your mind...I’m really looking forward to it!!!
I find it amazing that 45-year-old Garrett McNamara of Haleiwa was able to corral a 100-foot wave and ride that bad boy into the history books. One hundred feet! That’s 30.48 metres, for those of you who grasp the whole Metric System. The Lincoln Memorial in DC is just about 100’. Yes, a ten-story-building is about 100 ft. high, too. All I can say, for sure, is that to be on a flat board higher than Manoa Falls is either crazy or one of the gutsiest things I’ve ever seen. Again...AMAZING!
Did you hear about the 5-year-old boy who was suspended from a kindergarten class because he put together a couple of LEGO’s that looked like a gun? The school said it was in violation of its policy to create a safe environment. Ridiculousness has no boundary. This knee-jerk reactionism is the LAST thing we need. Sounds like the school administrators are the ones who should be suspended. Again...RIDICULOUS!
And finally, on an IMPORTANT note -- Have you always wanted to be involved in the political process here in Honolulu? The filing deadline for Neighborhood Board candidates is February 15th. I know, some are really against the whole NB idea. Some believe it’s just an impotent group of people pretending to be relevant, or it’s simply another layer of bureaucratic morass. Actually, I think the Neighborhood Board is a great way to cut your teeth if you would like to truly become a part of the solution. Good luck!
I had a chance to catch a bit of the Pro Bowl yesterday and, I have to say, the boys were playing more football and less footsie. But, at the end of the day, I am still not a motivated Pro Bowler. Again, this is just my deal. You may have a blast watching or attending the game, but I chose to watch the final round of Farmer's PGA tournament. Tiger is leading by a big margin and I'd love to see him win one of the first tournaments of the season.
Speaking of Tiger, did you hear about his attempt to reconcile with his estranged wife, Elin? It's reported that during the holidays that he proposed with promises of financial incentive ($500K) and a sworn document that he would not cheat. Rumor has it that she's considering it. C'mon...really? Can you really go back? His serial cheating cannot be stemmed with a payoff, can it? I know love is mysterious and each has their own definition, but how about you? What if your spouse had dalliances such as el Tigre...would you take them back?
Reconnecting with old friends is such a blast. I had the chance to get caught up with a childhood friend last night and it was such an invigorating evening. Firstly, it was simply enjoyable to spend time with someone I’ve known since third grade (which takes us back to about 1877). Secondly, it’s just good fun to reminisce about a more innocent time. A time when the most difficult decision was which park to play ball that day or which flavor ice cream was really best. But, more importantly, it’s a great reminder of the blessings we all have in our lives. My childhood was challenging. We had to deal with divorce, domestic violence and economic difficulties. Despite all of that, what remains are memories of great discovery, experiences and friendships. Recalling those simpler times is a wonderful diversion from the daily issues we all face as citizens, professionals and parents. For those few hours, we are in grade school and high school again chatting about people we had not thought about in years and events where we hope the statute of limitations has run its course. But, what I really walked away with from my visit with one of my oldest friends is just how rich life can be and how appreciative I am of the people in my life. So, why not take that moment today to give thanks for the blessings we have instead of dwelling on the things we don’t. It will make for a better day.
There are stories aplenty of adults who sexually abuse children. We have the case of a Big Island man who has pleaded guilty to appearing in a sex video with two children under the age of 10.
A new story has emerged of a Wailuku man who has been accused of sexually abusing a young girl for over five years. And, just yesterday, a Pearl City man has been arrested for appearing in a sex video
With a young boy and possessing a myriad of pornographic images. Frankly, I’m ready to heave at the recounting of these despicable acts. And, yes, I do include the heinous crimes perpetrated by priests and others in positions of power over youngsters.
It’s a double indignity to hear advocates for the perpetrators fight so stridently to call for treatment and reintegration into our community. Often lost in this quest is the victim. And, rarely is there a contemplation of what these boys and girls have had to endure. It would serve us well, as disturbing as it may be, to take a moment and truly consider the hellish experiences of the victims of these and other dastardly acts. Although perpetrators, rather predators, may face some prison time upon their conviction, their victims are issued a life sentence of fear, loathing, self-destructive behavior and a litany of other issues that nobody would ever want to experience.
I am hopeful that someday, we as a society will shift our care and concern from the violator and elevate the needs of those violated. In plain words, those who commit these crimes should be separated from our society with zero opportunity to have access to the young and vulnerable again. Why? Because their crimes are so reprehensible that the only forgiveness they should seek is from the Lord himself. Too harsh? Then don’t prey on children.