Sunday, May 23, 2021

STEALTH INVASION BY NIGHT IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE (Published 5/23/21, Sunday)

 Introduction 
 

The above photograph came from a free photograph website. It is one location on the former Berlin Wall (8/31/1961 to 11/9/1989). I don't know when the photograph was taken, at what wall area, or by whom.

My first short-term (six-week) mission work – in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India -- was in the fall of 1989. I was 29 years old. I preached and taught in several areas in and near Rajahmundry and Kakinada. Another American, two fine translators, and one driver made a great five-man team. I learned and still remember a few words and sentences in Telugu. I have memories, writings, and photographs – of my three total short-term mission efforts in India. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman was with me, on my final trip (1993). I went alone, on my second trip (1991).

In the fall of 1989, the flights to and from India were on Lufthansa. We switched planes at Frankfurt International Airport. The Berlin Wall was in the process of being destroyed. Berlin and the world were celebrating. The border between East and West Berlin was an unnecessary relic. It needed to come down.

I apologize for my personal, historical digression. Let's continue to the purpose of this article.

Illegal Aliens Invade Chattanooga, Tennessee

A country has recognized and secured borders. The USSA is a country that has a recognized but unsecured southern border. A recent event in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one of many examples.

The military was not mobilized. A citizen army did not organize. The USSA government created the invasion of its own country. The invasion was stealth (i.e., to keep citizens from knowing, until it was too late), in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Four flights of illegal alien children were smuggled into Wilson Air Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee under a cloak of darkness. There have been four flights, so far -- on 5/14,15,19/2021. Two flights were on 5/14/21. I state “illegal alien children,” since no research that I did indicated they they had arrived in a legal manner. If anyone finds that their entry was legal, please inform me.

The previous and following information is from WRCB TV, 5/19/21 article, updated 5/20/21. The article has more details. The illegal alien children were loaded into buses, for transport. One bus line was Coast to Coast Tours of East Point, Georgia. The bus line has a contract with the United States Department of Defense. (Note: I searched USDoD website, by “Chattanooga,” and found eight old articles. Nothing referenced this event. It's a USDoD discovered secret.) The children had unidentified chaperons. A person, with knowledge of the operation, who remains anonymous, stated: “30 to 50 minors are transported at a time, some to reunite with family members and others to go to group homes.” One group home is The Baptiste Group, owned by Kevin Baptiste. It is in Chattanooga. That group will house up to 100 children, ages 12 to 17.

The (Nashville) Tennessean article, of 5/21/2021, includes several details. I quote the following.

“The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told The Tennessean it is in charge of unaccompanied children until they are united with a vetted sponsor, which is usually a parent or close relative. The office said 290 unaccompanied children were released in Davidson County between Oct. 1, 2020, and March 21. Statewide, a total of 717 unaccompanied children were released in the same time period. However, the office did not say how many unaccompanied minors were released since March 21. It also declined to answer any further questions about reports of unaccompanied minors flying into Chattanooga.”

“The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 5,600 unaccompanied children in January. The number grew to more than 9,200 in February, then swelled again to more than 18,600 children in March — a record for apprehensions of unaccompanied children in a single month. The HHS network of 13,500 beds in permanent, state-licensed shelters is essentially exhausted.”

Governor Bill “Lee posted to Twitter about the situation on Thursday. He said he declined a request from the Biden administration to house unaccompanied minors and called for them to 'secure the border' and 'stop scattering children across the country.' He claimed they 'cut off transparency' when he demanded more answers on the unaccompanied minors. 'Tennesseans deserve to know who is coming into our state,' Lee said. Casey Black, a spokesperson for Lee, said the governor declined the housing request on March 19. Lee also signed onto a letter in May with 19 other governors urging action from the Biden administration to secure the southern border.”

“Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann — all Republicans — joined Lee's criticism and call for answers. The three wrote a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking about how the youth are being managed and housed.”

I discovered, by clicking around in all the links (underlined in blue, above), that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) – which is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) -- uses the services of the Refugee Processing Center (RPC). RPC is a bureaucracy, inside a bureaucracy (ORR), which is inside a bureaucracy (HHS) – which is, ultimately, inside the USSA bureaucracy.


The USSA has tied itself into a huge, bureaucratic Gordian knot. It has an ongoing effort to invade itself -- by using tax dollars (i.e., newly printed monopoly money) to bring in the invaders and to provide their care afterward.

The USSA must be the largest human trafficking organization – much larger than the cartels south of the border. It has bureaucracy that trafficks in humans (mentioned above). It has bureaucracy that acts again human trafficking (e.g., USAID). It has bureaucracy that acts both for and against human trafficking. For example, the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) acts against it, while the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which governs OTIP, acts in favor of it (as verified by the evidence I stated previously).

Conclusion

The Berlin Wall needed to fall. It did. East Germany exists no longer. (My my wife has a coffee maker -- which her father gave her, back in her college years – that was made in East Germany. It still works.) The reunification of East and West Germany led to the fall of the USSR. That led to our mission work in Moscow and Klin, Russia, from 1994 to 1999. Some nations need to fall – to be reunited, divided, overtaken, or reborn. Some nations did not need to fall but fell anyway.

The USA “border wall” along the Mexican border had been a good idea, when the last president of the USA inspired the construction of it. (Trump Wall may be a good website on details.) All nations need secure borders. The USA had been trying and doing a good enough job, at the time.

The USSA (1/6/2021 start) has an open southern border. Come on in! The USSA will house, feed, and cloth you. Your medical and educational needs will be met – by tax payer funded monopoly money! The USSA cares.

Balderdash! The USSA Democrat Socialists simply want more voters, to further water down the constitutional conservative voters. (Will conservative states secede from the USSA eventually?)

The southern border needs to be secured, by any practical means. The USSA needs to get out of the human trafficking business. The USSA needs to stop invading itself – but that is its plan all along. (I wonder how many terrorist groups have entered. They may start their deadly work in spades soon.)

The Democrat Socialists are advancing their agenda faster than I thought they would. I am not a prophet, or the son of a prophet, but, as anyone with insight can see, the next “progressive” steps will be, not in a particular order: inflation (even more than now), currency devaluation (even more than now), shortages (i.e., gas, about which we know; food, goods, etc), government take over of private corporations, firearm confiscation, further and more comprehensive forced transfer of wealth, elimination of free speech unless authorized (e.g., what “Farcebook,” “Twiddle,” etc. do now), travel restrictions without a permit, closure of churches or turning them into socialist gathering locations, private property confiscation, forced transfer of those who disagree to “education camps,” etc. The list could go on. Of course, the Democrat Socialist model may look more like the European Socialist model, so some of my predictions could be overstated, or not. The former Soviet Union “progressed” in those areas. The USSA is at least 70 years behind the former USSR. The USSA will fall or divide, by conservative state secession. Wait for it, if you are still alive.

I am signing off now. I wish that I had not needed to write this article, but it is done – finally. Hey! Tomorrow, I have a chiropractic appointment! Maybe the adjustment will improve my “whatevers” (that started last Sunday) and my mood! We will see. My next article should be more entertaining! Wait for it!


Saturday, May 22, 2021

AN INVITATION TO THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE USSA TO REVEAL THE MONEY TREE (Published 5/22/2021, Saturday)

Introduction

The money tree has to be somewhere. If the above image is it, then it looks dead or barely alive.

My 5/24/2021, Monday, Postal Letter to the First USSA President

 May 24, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

On 5/17/2021, my wife and I received your 4/22/2021 notice-date postal letter, regarding “American Rescue Plan” details. (The envelope had no postmark date, so I do not know how long the postal service took to get it to us.) Your signature is on the letter, as sent from “The White House, Washington.” The envelope, however, came from Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Austin, TX 73301-0003.

On 4/2/2021, Good Friday, we received the $2,800 “Economic Impact Payment Card.” We did not need the “rescue” or “economic impact payment.” Since your administration sent it, we deposited it.

I assume that the USA has a “money tree” somewhere; otherwise, I know the USA national debt. You should also. If you do not, you are welcome to watch the debt increase, by the second, on the following three websites.

https://www.usdebtclock.org/cbo-omb-gop-budget-estimates.html

https://usadebtclock.com/

https://www.worldometers.info/us-debt-clock/

It has been said that a wise word to the wise is sufficient. I wonder, sir, if you are sufficiently wise to understand the wisdom of my word – by means of this letter.

Conclusion

I will have the above letter, in mailbox, with flag up, on 5/24/2021, Monday. I do not know how long the post office will require to get the letter to the USSA first president. My letter, with respect to the office, if not to the man, offers my word of wisdom.

I hope he reads, in wisdom, and applies the logic of my wise word. Come on, man! You can do this!

Of course, in practical terms, I know that he will never know that I sent this letter. I anticipate that a robotic letter opening machine will open my letter, scan it for context, determine that the content is irrelevant, and send my letter to the recycle robot.

My wisdom in a word will be someone's toilet paper – eventually. I WILL HAVE TRIED!


Sunday, May 16, 2021

5/16/2021: THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AS BUT A DAY

On 5/16/2006, Tuesday, I published "20 Years as But a Day." Today marks 15 years later. On 5/16/2006, Dad was still alive (for almost two more years). My mother-in-law was still alive (for almost eleven more years). I would not acquire my “bionics” for just under ten more years.

Mrs. Appalachian Irishman has been side-by-side with me, during all “the good, the bad, and the ugly.” We have had much joy and too much sorrow. We have enjoyed or endured it all together.

I took the above photograph of Mrs. Appalachian Irishman, on 7/17/2012 (my birthday; her birthday was the next day). I wrote one article only in 2021. It was for Dad. I wish that I had written an article about our birthdays, in 2012. (Isn't 2022 next year? Where has the time gone?)

My wife spent most of that July 2012 week with me, while I endured one of the too many “training” weeks, for my current job. I had to stay in a fancy hotel, in Johnson City, Tennessee. She still looks about the same. You are in print finally, dear!

For our 30th anniversary, on 5/16/2016, we “enjoyed” the day, as my wife wheeled me around in the wheelchair at home. Our 20th anniversary was more fun.

Today, for our 35th anniversary, we enjoyed our first dining out experience, since our anniversary last year. There has been something about a new cold virus going around, for over a year now. Since one is no longer required to wear a mask while eating at a restaurant now, we may be able to dine out more often – even with family and friends! (By the way, how did folks eat, dining out, while still wearing a mask? It's a mystery to me!)

The Fearghail clan doesn't often drop the “L”-word. It's our way. Here it comes! Ready? I LOVE YOU DEAR. (I wonder if she will read this article. I wonder if she will comment.)


Saturday, May 15, 2021

5/15/2021, SATURDAY: FEARGHAIL CLAN CONTACT, “MASK OFF” CONTINUES, UNCLE BOBBY, & ARMED FORCES DAY (published 5-15-2021)

 Introduction

Howdy, y'all! I hope y'all are getting along okay. We're surviving well enough. I'm not feeling my oats today. I speculate that the reason is due either to my “bionic” endurance of another work week, or to the office (Thursdays and Fridays) being an iceberg in the afternoon. It could be both. Thursday, I wore a regular short-sleeve shirt. I had icicles on my nose in the afternoon. Friday, I wore a T-shirt under a long-sleeve shirt. (I took off the long-sleeve shirt for my drive home.) I stayed warm enough inside the office. I do not know why the women need to have frost on their computer monitors. I may cut the cords to the AC unit, since they don't listen to my polite and vocal statements about the icicles on my nose. That's my excuse for not hiking House Mountain #179 today. The weather was good.

Let's delve into “life, such as it is,” by topic, shall we? I hope that you have a cup of coffee or lemonade with you while you read.

Fearghail Clan Contact

In my last article, I had speculated: “I wonder if my other first cousin will return my voice mail, from yesterday, to give me the phone number of my cousin, whose husband passed, on 5/7/2021.” Well, she did, on 5/10/2021, Monday! We talked about an hour and a half! She and I are about the same age. It was Fearghail clan catch up time! She gave me the number, which I thought that I had but did not, to our other, older cousin, whose husband had passed.

The next day, I called and talked with our other cousin. Her voice was crisp, clear, and intellectual. (That does not mean that my cousin, who is about my age, didn't have the same clarity of voice!) Our older cousin is doing well enough, after the unexpected loss of her husband. We talked almost thirty minutes. We would have talked longer, but she had company drop in.

The Marion Ferrell and Molly Gertrude Archer Ferrell section of the Fearghail clan needs to have a reunion one of these days! I'll help plan it, if y'all want me to do so. We could have some fine, Irish conversation! We all, or most all of us, have the gift of the blarney!

“Mask Off” Continues

“Mask off” became official -- on 4/27/2021, at 11:59 PM – in Tennessee. I wrote about it. My Tennessee state employer finally “caught the mask off wave!” On 4/13/2021, in some type of “Interweb” meeting, “mask off” became official with my employer. (I didn't join the “Interweb” meeting. I was too busy trying to work for a living, in the insanity of my job.)

Well, good! On Thursdays and Fridays, when I work at the office – doing the same job I can do easier at home on Mondays through Wednesdays – I don't have to have my mask on to go take a leak, and I don't have to get that morning temperature check.

I'm glad to see that my employer is coming around to some educated common sense – finally. My employer needs to acquire much more educated common sense soon. If not, I look forward to my retirement from this job, after having found another, better job! We will see.

Uncle Bobby

 Robert Allen Wood (Uncle Bobby) is Mom's brother (my uncle), whom I have never met – yet. He was born, on 5/14/1939. He passed away, on 1/18/1941. Mom (Betty Lou Wood Ferrell) was age 8 (11/24/1932 - 12/27/2000). Granny and Papaw Wood (Aby William Wood and Lula Frank Amos Wood) were both age 39 (Granny, 6/16/1901 - 8/12/1991; Papaw 9/4/1901 - 3/14/1983).

The Wood family had moved from the farm in Indiana to Morristown, Tennessee. (Mom was born in Indiana. Granny and Papaw Wood met in Morristown. They were married there. Granny and Papaw Wood had moved to Indiana, where Papaw's relatives lived, to set up farming.) Uncle Bobby became sick with pneumonia during the move. He passed on, due to pneumonia.

I wonder if anyone else remembered Uncle Bobby's birthday yesterday. I did. I look forward to meeting you, Uncle Bobby!

Armed Forces Day

Did y'all know that the third Saturday in May is annual Armed Forces Day? I've seen the little printed notation that came with my 2021 desk calendar. I noticed it a few days ago. A few website articles, which you can find, mentioned it, for 2021. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I haven't seen any mention of it on the various TV news shows yet.

Oh, well, the USSA continues on the fast pace toward “socialist Utopia.” My wife was able to gas up the car, on 5/13/2021. I gassed up my truck today. I had to use 87% gas with 10% corn in it. The station didn't have the 100% gas that my truck likes better. He's tough. He can take it. Do you remember the song, “Goin' on a Bear Hunt”? Sing “Goin' on a Gas Hunt” to the tune. It helps. Wait until food and utility shortages start. They will happen.

Conclusion

It's about supper time, so I'll “get off the phone,” for now. Y'all enjoy the weekend. I'm just glad that my “bionics” are getting a rest today and that no icicles are on my nose!

Let's eat supper!


Sunday, May 09, 2021

5/9/2021: MOTHER'S DAY, ON VE DAY (RUSSIA), IN MIDST OF MEMORIAL SERVICE

 Introduction

Pensive (i.e., contemplative, reflective, etc.) is my mood, at 4:07 PM, as I begin to write. My website does not support or care about “emojis.”

Emoji: i.e., “borrowed from Japanese, literally, 'pictograph,' from e 'picture, drawing' + moji 'letter, character;' any of various small images, symbols, or icons used in text fields in electronic communication (as in text messages, email, and social media) to express the emotional attitude of the writer, convey information succinctly, communicate a message playfully without using words, etc.”

Let “Farcebook,” etc. have fun with emojis. I do not care.

The wind was too strong for a hike, on My Mountain. I'd rather not have a tree or tree limb hit me in the head. My archived articles have my hikes on My Mountain, on Mother's Day. My hiking log has records that may not be on this website. Also, I have almost “hocked up” the shovel loads of tree pollen from my throat, but not all yet. Wisdom dictated that I rest and “hock” at home today.

Mother's Day, on VE Day (Russia), In Midst of Memorial Service

Mother's Day: I'm on Mother's Day year plus 21, since my Mom “went to see Jesus.” My most recent article about my Mom is here. My Mom was and still is the finest example of a Christian that I've ever known (and I've know many fine examples). Today, I updated my “Why I Left (Published 3/7/2009)” article, to add the published date only. I did not and still would not change a word. Mom is enjoying her everlasting life now. Mom, I will see you soon. (Soon, in temporal time, may be a few more decades.)

I have another mother also. She is my “second mother.” I called my adoptive sister, on her birthday, on 5/5/2021. Her mother is my adoptive mother. My “second mother” is age 91 (born 1/21/1930). She is also the finest example of a Christian that I have ever known. (I can have two finest examples.) My most recent article about my “second mother” is here. I wish that my adoptive sister would accept my “Farcebook” friend request. My sister and I are of the same Irish spirit. She may accept my “Farcebook” friend request, when she gets around to it.

My maternal grandmother was Lula Frank Amos Wood (6/16/1901 - 8/12/1991). My paternal grandmother was Molly Gertrude Archer Ferrell (11/30/1892 - 6/11/1971). Granny Ferrell joined Papaw Marion Ferrell (4/13/1880 - 11/21/1970) less than six months after he passed. I was still age 10, almost age 11. I remember. Granny Wood joined Papaw Aby William Wood (9/4/1901 - 3/14/1983) just over eight years after Jesus took him home. I was age 31. My wife and I were still living in Charleston, Missouri. We drove to Tennessee. I was honored to perform Granny Wood's funeral and graveside. I remember.

I had thought that this Mother's Day would be easier. It would have been, if I had hiked today. I remember. I honor. I continue. I will see Mom, Granny Ferrell, and Granny Wood at home – eventually. I'm glad that my “adoptive” mother is still with us. I pray my best love and blessings to her.

VE Day (Russia): The Russians celebrated Victory in Europe Day (76th anniversary) today – even if the USSA forgot to celebrate yesterday. The following photograph is from NBC News.


From 1994 to 1999, I had walked that same area more times that I can count now. At least the Russians remember the World War II sacrifices. World War II victory in Europe was 5/8/1945 or, for Russians, on 5/9/1945. Place your current life situation in 1945 reality, as it was then. That will give you perspective, in the short-term.

Memorial Service: the memorial service for the husband of my first cousin was at 2 PM today, in my home town. This morning, I contemplated that we might drive the 1.25-hour one-way trip, to attend. (My shovel loads of tree pollen in my throat were about gone.) “Out of an abundance of caution,” I decided that we would forego my thought. (I'm still hacking up tree pollen, to some degree.)

I wonder if my other first cousin will return my voice mail, from yesterday, to give me the phone number of my cousin, whose husband passed, on 5/7/2021. I had thought that I had my cousin's phone number, but I did not. That's my fault. Help me out, 'cuz Debbie! Call me back! Of course, after I'm fully over my tree pollen infestation, I have power and will in my body and spirit to drive to my cousin's house, unannounced, to say howdy! That's how a Ferrell does it anyway.

Conclusion

Writing this article helped me, as I knew it would, to get over my pensive mood. I apologize for my temporal weakness, by being sentimental. Well, no I do not apologize. I am still in this temporal world. My everlasting perspective has to take a back seat at times.

Dear Lord, will you honor my prayer? I have prayed, before and after my “bionic” life started, on 3/29/2016, that I would be hiking House Mountain, at age 90. I would “vapor lock” as I touched my rock, on the west bluff, and go home! Those still here would have two choices: either come get my lifeless body or leave it there. (Buzzards must eat.) Let's see how my life comes to and end. It's not today, apparently.

The circle will be complete at home. It is not complete today. We are completing the circle at home, slowly, day-by-day. I am not pensive, as of 5:55 PM.


Saturday, May 08, 2021

5/8/2021: TRIBUTE TO THE HUSBAND OF A COUSIN – IN LIFE, “SUCH AS IT IS,” CONTEXT -- INCLUDING THE MUNDANE, THE GOOD, AND THE BAD SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY

 Introduction

May 8th is Victory in Europe (VE) Day (for most World War II allies). The date falls on Saturday this year. Tomorrow is both VE Day (for the Soviet Union/Russia) and Mother's Day. “The Bad Swallowed Up in Victory” section will note a temporally sad event that will be tomorrow.

I take pen in hand to write about the events of this week. As in life, the week includes the mundane, the good, and the bad (swallowed up in victory). I will write topically.

The Mundane

5/2/2021, Sunday: it was Eastern Orthodox Easter. The Russians (Russian Orthodox) celebrated Easter (Resurrection Sunday, as I prefer to call it) on that day.

I still work at home Monday through Wednesday and at office Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman still drives to and from her job daily, by herself.

5/3/2021, Monday: I arranged my every-four-week chiropractic appointment during my revised lunch hour. My wife tried to keep our the usual, about 4 PM, appointment. Various traffic congestion and a wreck (not her) delayed her. She got there late but had her adjustment.

5/4/2021, Tuesday: working from home, I decided to take a break, to get mail from the mailbox. My timing was perfect! The “speeding school bus” that comes around about 3 PM came by, while I was at the mailbox. I tried to flag him to stop, so I could ask him to slow down! He waved and kept going. I called the folks that control his income the next day. I wonder if that will slow him down.

The Good

5/3/2021, Monday: a friend, whom I have known since Walters State Community College days, attained another year older that day. Instead of calling, I e-mail him, including my friend, whom I can't recall ever not knowing. My friends and their families are doing well enough. We may get “the gang” together one of these days. We will see.

5/5/2021, Wednesday: I called my sister. She is nine years older than me. She and family live in Charleston, Missouri. I have written about them before. The anniversary of her birth was that day. I called after work. We talked over an hour. She has her “whatevers,” which are worse than mine. Her mother, who is my adoptive mother, is doing as well as she can, considering her age. I spoke with her son (my nephew) also. I wish time and distance were not so great. I'd like to see my Charleston, Missouri, family in person.

5/6/2021, Thursday: my youngest brother and his wife celebrated their wedding anniversary. They were wed on 5/6/2000. I performed the ceremony. I have written about the details before. I hope they had a good anniversary, for a work-a-day. The daughter, of my friend (mentioned above, whose birthday was Monday) and his wife, had her birthday on 5/6/2021. I think, if memory serves, that she attained the grand age of 30.

The Bad Swallowed Up in Victory

5/7/2021, Friday: the age-85 husband of one of my cousins left this world, while their daughter held his hand. He was an outstanding man and Christian. His legacy will continue. I regret that time and distance, among other things, have not allowed me to see my cousin and her husband in several years. The last time that we saw each other was when another cousin and her husband held a family gathering, at their home. We all had a great time of reunion that day!

5/9/2021, Sunday, will be his memorial service. I doubt that we will be able to attend. I have been collecting shovel loads of tree pollen, for many days, in my throat. The loads are going away (as I state politely). I do not think it wise to share my tree pollen infestation (i.e., case of the snots) with anyone, tomorrow. I will be present in mind, heart, and spirit. I hope to be able to speak with my cousin, by phone at least, soon.

Conclusion

Johnny Cash & Family sang “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” As an age-10 boy, I remember family talking about “the circle” being broken, when Papaw Ferrell passed. There was sadness. Since then, many others have broken “the circle” more, by their passings.

The heavenly “circle” is becoming more completely formed. The husband of my cousin is the most recent one to join that heavenly circle. His loss in this earthly circle is sad. His presence in the heavenly circle is joyful.

“Will the circle be unbroken by and by, Lord, by and by. There's a better home a-waiting in the sky, Lord, in the sky.”

The inspired apostle Paul has written, centuries ago, by which I conclude:

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. Not all flesh is the same: people have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another, and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable; it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written: “the first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man. I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:35-58, NIV.)


5/1/2021, SATURDAY, MAY DAY: TRIBUTE TO A FINE OFFICER (Published 5/8/2021, Saturday, VE Day)

 Introduction

May Day (May 1st, annually) is a festive occasion in Russia. The USSA (former USA) doesn't celebrate May Day. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I remember the celebrations from 1995 to 1999. (We moved there in October 1994.) The history of May Day is found on www.history.com. The specific link is here.

I have published this article on May 8th – Victory in Europe Day (USA/Great Britain). Russia (former USSR) celebrates VE Day on May 9th annually. www.history.com has the details here. The 50th anniversary of VE Day, in Russia, was 5/9/1995. We were in Moscow that day. I remember every detail. I still have the film photographs that I took that day. The following is a free photograph that I found on the “Interweb.” It's no one that I had taken.


The USSA does not celebrate VE Day.

The Thin Blue Line

May Day, 5/1/2021, was last Saturday. I had felt fine, bionically such as I am, early. I suspect that the “spaghettios” that my wife fixed for supper, on 4/30/2021, or the literal dust that I cleaned at the office, on 4/30/2021, or a combination of both, made me feel плохо, after my shower. I managed to haul recycling and trash and to get gas. I had assumed it would be one of those survive-the-day type of days.

After I'd hauled trash, I went to the local Weigels, to feed my new, 'ol truck. I had just started to pump the 100% gasoline into my truck. At the same pump, on the opposite side, a young man pulled up, to get gas. As he started to get out of his car, he asked, “How are you?” I saw that he was wearing a blue police officer uniform. I said, “I'm livin' la vida 'Rona!” That started a very good and inspiring conversation that lasted much longer than it took us to fill our vehicles!

The fine young officer is an outstanding member of the thin blue line.


I have almost 40 more decades of life than him. My newly found friend spoke with wisdom and experience that are tributes to how well he was raised, educated, and trained. His words expressed his moral code and values. His words painted a canvas of his experience in law enforcement. He has an extremely tough and dangerous job. He told me several details. Despite his displeasure with the socialist propagandists, who disdain police officers and want to “de-fund the police,” he still does his job – every day. He is discouraged but not defeated. He still stands, wearing the blue uniform proudly.

I shook this young man's hand twice! I gave him my e-mail address. He knows this website. I have his e-mail address. I asked him if I may write this article, without mentioning his name, his work location, or any point of our conversation that might identify him. He gave me his full agreement. I told him that I would publish this article in a few days.

I regret that it has taken me seven days to publish. Well, not really. I have published this article on VE Day. The young officer spoke in a manner similar to World War II combat veterans, with whom I have spoken over the years – in the (former) USA and in the (former) USSR. My new friend has combat experience, as an outstanding member of the thin blue line.

Conclusion

Happy VE Day, y'all! I hope that you had remembered, before reading this article. Happy VE Day, tomorrow, to my Russian readers. (I know you have already remembered and will remember tomorrow.)

To my new friend, who holds the thin blue line, I will send you an e-mail shortly, to let you know that I have published this article. God speed to you. Thank you for your service!

I plan to publish another article this weekend. It has been a good and bad week.


Sunday, May 02, 2021

5/2/2021, SUNDAY: POLY-TICS SMORGASBORD CATCH-UP (#2)

Introduction

This is the second of my two-part “Poly-Tics Smorgasbord Catch-Up” (to the blitzkrieg). The full moon was 4/26/2021, Monday. A full moon, according to the legend, can bring about abnormal events.

I used smorgasbord in my part-one article. I chose a carousel here. The carousel is spinning round and round way too fast.


The above is another free stock photograph. I don't know the two girls. I hope they had fun. I am, however, dizzy. The following are some socialist democrat spins.

Systemic Racism

Aren't you tired of this spin? I had to do some research.

“Systemic Racism” was developed by sociologist, Dr. Joe Feagin. He is a professor at Texas A&M University https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/sociology/profile/joe-feagin/). “Systemic Racism” is a theory that speculates, based on various assumptions.

This once great nation made great strides against racism. Note, for example, the War Between the States, Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, school busing programs, preferential hiring, etc. Is this once great nation still “systemically racist,” after all its efforts to remove racism?

I submit that the socialists, having begun in the 1960's, are destroying families, communities, education, and religion. They have been doing so, by their programs that destroy what they claim they want to help. If the USSA is “systemically racist,” it is due to the socialist efforts from the 1960's to this date. I can prove my point, if anyone wishes to challenge me.

Yes, some people are racist. They are wrong. Racism is a two-way street. I have felt racism, from people, whose skin is a different color than mine. Stereotyping is wrong. We should judge a person by the content of character, not by the color of skin. Who said that?

Via https://www.merriam-webster.com/, I will define my terms. “Systemic” (adjective): “fundamental to a predominant social, economic, or political practice.” “Racism” (noun): “a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race; the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another; a political or social system founded on racism and designed to execute its principles.”

The socialists define downward anything, absolutely anything, as “racist.” The latest example was on 4/29/2021, when the Food & Drug Administration decided that they had the power to ban menthol cigarettes. The FDA link is here. The media has lighted up (pardon the pun) over this. Some say it's “racist” to stop menthol cigarettes. Some say it's “racist” to not stop menthol cigarettes. I just remember the “Johnny Smoke” commercials, back in the 1960's, that used to scare me as a kid.

Anyone who says that any remark that I make, verbally or in writing, is “racist,” or that the USSA is “systemically racist” had better be ready to prove the point. An accusation proves nothing, without evidence. I wonder if the Socialists are using “racism” in a manner similar to how Hitler's Germany used “racism.”

Spending Spree Gone Wild

Hitler's Germany went on a spending spree, in the early years, before World War II. The following is from https://www.whitehouse.gov/. I include www.congress.gov links. The first president of the USSA (or those who pull the strings of the puppet) have their monopoly money spending spree agenda.

It is called “The Build Back Better Agenda.” It is a three-legged stool. (Don't sit on a three-legged stool, unless you do so carefully.)

The first leg is The American Rescue Plan: “passed.” This is H.R.1319 - American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that became law on 3/11/2021 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319). The cost is approximately $1,900,000,000,000 ($1.9 trillion).

The second leg is The American Jobs Plan: “in progress.” Bill was introduced to the Senate on 3/15/2021. A Democrat introduced the bill. It has eight co-sponsors (five are Republican; three are Democrat; https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/749/all-info?r=22&s=1). The cost is approximately $2,250,000,000,000 ($2.25 trillion).

The third leg is The American Families Plan: “introduced.” The website claims “introduced.” www.congress.gov does not show that it is introduced yet. The cost is approximately $1,800,000,000,000 ($1.8 trillion).

Note: the cost estimates are found in many places. https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/28/biden-american-families-plan-spending/ is a fine website where I found my information.

The USSA national debt is (as of approximately 5 PM today)

either https://www.worldometers.info/us-debt-clock/: $27.5 trillion (increasing every second),

or https://usdebtclock.org/current-rates.html: $49.8 trillion (increasing every second).

Today is the first time that I've seen such a variation in the numbers. It reminds me of “The Farmer in the Dell.” The farmer took a debt; the farmer took a debt . . . The debt ate the man; the debt ate the man. . . The debt stands alone; the debt stands alone. I think that you understand my point.

Conclusion

Whew! I, finally, have this two-part article, on Poly-Tics Smorgasbord Catch-Up, completed. I had more details in my working documents. I have deleted those from my computer. I am tired of it. Let's move on!

Come on, man! Can't we move on even faster, into socialist Utopian oblivion? Well, as despondent as this two-part article series has been, wait until I publish my next article! It will be based on a providential conversation, on 5/1/2021 (May Day) We don't yet celebrate May Day, in the USSA. My May Day 2021 article will be an inspiring tribute article. Wait for it!


5/2/2021, SUNDAY: POLY-TICS SMORGASBORD CATCH-UP (#1)

Introduction

I need to transition into a fulltime, salaried, writer/editor! (I'm working on it, slowly, if it happens.) The Democrat Socialist blitzkrieg (lightning war) strikes faster than I can keep up with it – neither in day-to-day life nor in my writings here. They are working their plan quickly. If I wrote, fulltime, salaried, I could keep up, by writing my articles, daily.

This is the first of my two-part “Poly-Tics Smorgasbord Catch-Up” (to the blitzkrieg). By the way, “smorgasbord” is Swedish. The literal meaning is bread and butter (sandwich) table. The following is one, of far too many, free photographs. I searched by “Swedish smorgasbord photos free download.” I hope you're not hungry. The photograph looks like good eatin'!

I started my research on this general topic, on 4/26/2021. I did additional research, on 4/28/2021. This two-part article is a summary of my working documents.

The Socialist Democrats -- in contrast to the photograph, above -- are serving up their smorgasbord of putrid items in blitzkrieg style. Some are turning down their inedible items, as they try to force us to eat. Others are gulping down their putrid items as fast as they can do so. The pending “socialist Utopian” vomit session may take about seventy years to come up.

Earth Day

My mind began contemplating these writings on 4/22/2021. That was “Earth Day.” Karl Marx spawned Vladimir Lenin, who was born on 4/22/1870. The spawn of Lenin started “Earth Day,” on 4/22/1970 – the centennial anniversary of Lenin's birth. On 4/21/2021, World Net Daily published an article, "Earth Day's Real (Leninist) History." The article has many facts and known details – to those who are educated in world history. The USSA Democrat Socialists do not want the USSA to be so well educated. I'm trying to overcome their efforts, in this article.

The Socialists serve up the putrid dishes of “global climate change,” “the green new deal,” and so forth – trying to force them down our throats. One can waste time reading all the various websites. Many agree with the Socialists. Many do not. I decided to go “straight to the horse's mouth.”

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is a “govrmint” website. The link has a great deal of data. In summary, the website states “North America Temperature Anomalies.” The trend – from 1910 - 2021 (111 years, or 11 decades plus a year) -- is “+0.13°C /Decade” (an increase of 0.13C°C every ten years). In Fahrenheit, it means that North America has been warming, by 0.234°F every ten years. In 11 decades (110 years), North America temperature has risen by a total of 2.574°F. (I knew it was getting a little warmer, over the last sixty years.)

The efforts of the former USA (now USSA), since the 1960's, have reduced vehicle emissions, reduced emissions from power plants and factories, and done other things to improve the air and water quality. I'm sure that Canada has done the same. The USSA cannot force major polluting nations, such as China, India, etc., to improve their standards. The Paris Climate Accord relies on the integrity of nations. The integrity of several nations is in question.

The USSA Socialists want to do more. They want to spend more monopoly money to do so. I have a suggestion! Everyone in the USSA could give up central heat and air, electricity, and vehicles. We could return to the way my Irish ancestors lived – up to 1910. If we go back to 1910 living standards, we might prevent the cumulative total 2.574°F temperature increase that could happen, from 2020 to the year 2130!

Corona Myopia Psychosis

The Socialists continue to use the new cold virus as a tool, to their advantage. The tool has increased “govrmint” power at all levels.

On 4/28/2021, I published my article, “Mask On; Mask Off; I Am Still a Free Man, In a Once Free and Great Nation.” The Socialists need to realize that their hidden-agenda use of this tool has been unmasked.

On 4/25/2021, I found an article, published on 4/21/2021, titled “Woke Medicine Will Destroy the Hippocratic Oath.” The article is written by a doctor who “entered into the practice of medicine in 2005.” It is a good article. The doctor wrote, in part:

I have watched as countless numbers of my colleagues proclaim they are “following the science” over the past year. At the same time, they have not been able to adequately produce the “science” to justify their actions. Thus, the COVID religion was birthed and a massive cult following formed. They faithfully follow the four pillars of the Branch Covidian faith. The practice of medicine has not been immune from the infusion of wokeism into society. It is under attack from leftists all across the globe.

(The emboldened words are my emboldening, not the doctor's.)

Every Life Matters, Except the Unborn

The Socialists use their “higher moral code,” to ensure that we know that every life, especially the Black Lives Matter Movement lives, matter. Absolute morality affirms that every life matters – the born and the unborn.

The Socialists continue to blabber on about choice, in certain areas. For example, they affirm that one may chose to be a man or a woman or to switch his or her choice daily. They affirm that two men or two women may marry. I wonder when they will get around to affirming that a group of men and women may marry as one family (of however many men and women are included), or affirming that a man may marry an animal, or affirming that a woman may marry a plant. If there is no standard, then anything is possible.

The Socialists, however, refuse the unborn the choice of either being born or murdered. That's the woman's right, as they claim. The unborn child has no choice.

I still get TN Senator Marsha Blackburn's weekly e-mail updates. She is trying to give the unborn some type of choice. Her website link is here. (She introduced the bill on Earth Day.)

No Borders

John Lenin wrote and sung the song “Imagine.” One line of that song is, “Imagine there's no countries.” The Socialists need illegal aliens to pour in, to be given the right to vote, and to vote socialist. The southern border insecurity is their planned action.

Illegal aliens are not allowed to buy firearms. From TN Senator Blackburn's website, I see also: on 4/22/2021 (another one on Earth day), she introduced a bill that requires the NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check system] – which is not currently required – to being notifying immigration authorities if an applicant is in the country illegally. The website article states: “Since November 30, 1998, NICS has issued denials for 36,189 attempted firearm purchases by illegal aliens. Over the 15-month period from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 NICS issued denials for 7,373 attempted purchases by illegal aliens.”

I wonder when landowners along the southern border will form their own organized militia, to stop the illegals from pouring onto their properties.

Nukes for Iran

The Socialists think that Iran will be better, if it had full, unrestricted nuclear weapon building ability. I found many websites on the topic. I see that several USSA Senators are trying to stop the first president of the USSA from his foolishness.

My working document has various website links to articles. I will not bore you by listing them here. Let's move on!

Supreme Court and Washington DC Statehood

The Socialists want to add more (socialists) to the Supreme Court and to make Washington DC a state. I know that conservative politicians are trying to stop these efforts. Again, I have links and articles in my working document, but I will not bother to include them here. My readers already know these details.

This is just another serving of their putrid smorgasbord. I am not biting, Biden. I hope he gets the point.

Conclusion

Any socialist knows that a main key to building socialism is to undermine or destroy the family and religion. Socialism becomes the collective. Do you remember the history of the former Soviet Union and Hitler's Germany? I do.

The USSA Socialists are in blitzkrieg to “socialist Utopia.” The United Nations has been doing the same. Here are two (one and another) outstanding links, regarding the USSA Socialists. I do not need to rehash what those fine links have already written. I share them here, to forward their words to my readers.

Two links, regarding the efforts of the United Nations, are here and here again. The second link is straight from the UN's mouth.

I hope that the “socialist Utopian” vomit session doesn't wait to happen, until 70 years from now. This first part is written. I now move to the writing of my second part.