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What some PTSD Suffers need others to know

We understand that some of you wish nothing more than to help and reduce the burden this disorder has on those that they occupy but before you can help, you must first understand just what is happening to that person you love so much and would give anything to help but can’t.  First you must realize that it is not all about you and stop thinking that you are failing because you can’t help.  It is and always will be about the person suffering but when you switch it and make it all about you, the help that you could have given is no longer welcomed by the one who is doing the suffering.  If you wish to help, I mean truly want to help then listen closely as I tell you what you can do.
First get over yourself and realize that only those who want help will take it and not everyone who asks for help really want it.  The best you can do in this situation is to listen without judging and without conversation.  Just listen as they talk because the more they talk the less of a hold PTSD will hav…

You thought we made it all up, how about now?

Funny how when the bullets are flying, people seem to care so very much for the safety of the troops and act as if they truly do mean it when they say they support us but long after the bullets stop flying and the term of enlistment is over, the numbers of those who claimed to care before diminishes and those who said they support us then disappear and can never be found again at least or until there is another war that they will never have to serve in or during.
People believe that stress is caused by an action but they are so very wrong.  It may be the cause of action when you are a civilian but as a member of any military stress can be caused simply by waking up every morning.  Think about this; while serving in the military you follow orders, orders that you have no idea who made them or who dreamed them up, you just follow them.  Each and every day you wear that uniform, you will feel a certain expectation that at any time some politician or some big wig could decide that you are …

Is School Counselors a waste of money?

Can someone please tell me when the job of school counselor went from teach our children how to settle disputes without violence and morphed into their only job being changing a student’s class schedule, handing out those class schedules and locker combinations?  Maybe it’s just me and this was always the case.  If so then please forgive my interruption but if it’s not then it is high time we looked at reversing that policy and put them back to the purpose of which that position was formed.
I thought that a school counselor’s job was to teach our children how to resolve disputes without violence even if that student home life and surroundings are filled with it.  I thought they were allowed to pull each student into their offices, find out what the real problem was and then find avenues to fix that issue so that student could proceed with getting a good quality education and not be allowed to fall through the cracks of a system normally comprised of people with grown kids or no kids at…

City Governments blows billions of Taxpayer’s money and no one seems to care

Maybe it’s just me but has anyone else noticed that some cities’ seem larger and more difficult to than the federal government’s?  Has anyone else ever wondered why some cities spend so much money with nothing to show for it that actually betters that city or its citizens as a whole?  Maybe it’s me but before we attempt to advise another city or municipality about what they should be doing, shouldn’t we clean up our city first?  I mean that throwing stones and living in glass houses sort of thing.
The reason I bring this up is this morning, I unrolled a copy of the Rockford Register Star, our local paper and saw a headline that says Rockford to go ahead on geopolicing.  The article was about finally placing police departments in three different areas of the city instead on one general location.  It spoke about hiring a consulting firm to come in and show them how it will look, buying up homes and buildings and then halting everything because the money was too high.  Is it just me but d…

Out of the mouths of Babes come the words of God

For many of those still searching to hear the word of God, closely pay attention to the voice of a child.  A child that has not yet been tainted by the disease of evil, a child that speaks softly and has more wisdom than most adults who may have existed far too long in this hell-hole of our own creation.
I speak about the recent tragedies of children dying like the article titled “Desperate search for missing two-year-old Noah Chamberlin ends in tragedy as boy's body is found a week after vanishing while on a hike with his grandmother”  found in the Daily Mail or this article titled “5-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot in Beloit found on WIFR dot com.  Remember back when your child begged you not to fight.  Did you listen or did you allow evil to possess you and wanted to make sure you taught whomever a lesson about messing with you?  Do you constantly tell your children not to take anything from anyone and the true measure of a little boy being a man is when he stands up and fights for wh…

The Difference between Free of Sin and being Sin-Free

Let me say right here and now that no mortal living in the flesh upon this earth, this planet and in the billions of universes seen and unseen will ever be sin free.  Being sin free means that you have detailed your life to never sin in any way shape or form which is impossible being that because you are of the flesh the very thought that you are sin free is in itself a sin.  To be free of sin simply means that your actions are not controlled or govern by sin and that is very easy to do.  In order to be free of sin, think carefully about any decision that you are about to make, then look into that decision from the prospective of another person before continuing and making that decision final.  In other words, before you strike another person who you feel has wronged you, think about all the times Jesus might have thought of knocking a few people off their pedestals but didn’t because that action would not show the true love of God our father.  That simple action is what is meant when…

Hey America if you wish to stop evil in the world stop being ignorant

Stupidity can be fixed and often is when those who are stupid learn more about that subject which displays them as being stupid.  Remember stupid does not know something but ignorance is much harder to fix because it is often taught and en grained within us so deep that it may take years to uproot and destroy.  Some find it relieving to have ignorance uprooted and therefore will allow their beliefs and values to be enhanced or questioned but so many of us are so bull-headed about what we believe or was taught that to even begin the process of educating them on another perception often results in violence or the threat of violence.
If one notices, may differ and become quite animate, vocal and violent when it comes to labeling and recognizing evil.  Some has even gone as far as to blame the existence of evil on God and throw up their hands claiming if he truly existed, there would be no evil.  The only problem with this take on earthly life is the true entry for evil is the very same pe…

How smart are we really?

The world is constantly changing but there are somethings that never change.  One of those things is the competition between people of who is better, bigger, bolder and smarter than anyone else.  Today we attempt to measure the intelligence level of people by some tests which was created by a group of people claiming and receiving acknowledgment that they are supposed to be the elite of intelligence.  The sad part of all this truly is that no one is smarter than anyone else.  It is simply a matter of opportunity and aptitude than it is about anything else.
Consider this, you make straight “A” s in school and immediately you are viewed as smarter than the other kids in your class but this same straight “A” student would have a very hard time putting those mastered skills in action the very first time he/she has an opportunity to do so.  You can learn everything about the engine of an automobile from a book and repeat those lessons as eloquent and articulate perfectly but when tasked wit…

Stacey Dash has a point but we cannot hear it over all the noise

First off let me say that I do not agree with everything that Stacey Dash said both during her meltdown and using profanity when it came to President Obama nor do I agree with her doing it on Fox News where many of us go to die and I do not especially agree with her when she suggested that we do away with Black History Month unless it is finally incorporated into the larger text of American History to also include the attribute of Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and all other Americans that are left out of current text.  In other words, if Christopher Columbus gets two paragraphs then all those who sailed and discovery something regardless of skin tone or color gets two paragraphs, considering of course since Christopher never really discovered America in the first place.
I’m talking about the same Stacey Dash who is the principal in this article titled  “Stacey Dash Responds to BET Backlash by Slamming the Network for 'Lying to Black People'  by Jackie Wi…

Escaped Fugitive does to a Police Officer what Cancer could not thanks to our Justice System

Utah police nearly recaptured fugitive who killed officer’ written by Sally Ho, Michelle L. Price and Lindsay Whitehurst is the title of the piece that makes me say that an escaped fugitive accomplishes what cancer couldn’t and it is all thanks to our justice system that is designed to protect the public from those dangerous and consistent felons who just can’t seem to control their demons so they follow it’s directions and blaze a trail of pain, suffering, murder and mayhem.
The article reports; “A Utah police department is grieving for a fellow officer slain while working overtime to pay for his cancer treatments amid questions about why his shooter was on the streets in the first place, despite a long rap sheet. Officer Douglas Scott Barney, of Unified Police of Salt Lake County, was killed Sunday after coming across Cory Lee Henderson, who later died in a shootout with other officers.  Henderson, 31, had walked away from a state-run parolee drug treatment center last month. It was…

Prison Reform can cure the ills of a city facing escalating crime and here’s how

One of our local news station here in Rockford, Illinois, WREX posted a story on their website titled “Several armed robberies reported in Rockford”  by Breane Lyga and leave it to our local closet Klan members to be the first to chime in with comments and statements that would make most people say shut up.  They offer solutions that simply don’t make no sense because these are the same solutions they offer what any story that they comment on.  It’s somewhat annoying to read these things and often times you skip them thinking that they are not worth the time.  In this case you would be wrong because one of the comments did have smart advice and caused me to think of how we can put a serious halt to all this crap without violence as many suggest.
The article reported that; “The entire city of Rockford is on high alert after a string of robberies to people and businesses. Police confirm at least 13 armed robberies since 3 p.m. this afternoon and 12 of them seem to be connected.  We'r…

16 year old Illinois girl is dead stop me if you have heard this before

From the Associated Press comes a news story that hits very close to home but sounds so familiar as to make many think that this is the very same story that they have heard before.  The situation may sound the same but it totally about a different child and a different set of parents who must now bury that child all because they thought that their child would never do something that would cause her death in such a grotesque manner as this.
The title is “McHenry County girl dies in Arizona after being shot” and it reports; “Police say a teenage girl reported missing in Illinois has died in Arizona after being shot.  Phoenix police say 16-year-old Faith Kies of McHenry County, Illinois, died at a hospital Saturday after being shot Friday night.  Police found her wounded inside a home where a man described by police as her boyfriend was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He was identified by police as 24-year-old Alexander O'Neill. The shootings occurred at his parent…

Armed Bundy Invaders now have to deal with Un-armed Invaders

Not much can be said about a group of people who think that just because they own and can fire a gun, they have the right to invade another’s town, squat on a piece of land that they do not and will never own and make demands on behalf of that town residents that don’t even want them there but a lot can be said for a group of invaders who come to that same town unarmed and demand that those occupying it with guns, leave and go home.
This is the predicament that the Ammon Bundy group finds itself in as reported by the article titled “Standoff on Oregon Land Inspires a Counterprotest by Kirk Johnsonian.  In it he reports; “Tensions have run high in eastern Oregon since an armed group seized the headquarters of a national wildlife refuge early this month, but the primary opponents in the standoff have been pretty clear cut: The antigovernment protesters are facing off against law enforcement agents, who are trying to figure out a peaceful end to the illegal occupation.  But in recent days…

Target Manager attempts to upstage Cashier fails and teaches us a lesson

Reading good news these days, seems so very few and far between but every once in a while you hear about a story that does more pulling on your heart strings than most and makes you wish to share this saga of good will.  This is the feeling behind the article titled “Target Employee's Act of Kindness Has Shoppers Everywhere Singing His Praises” posted by Inside Edition on Monday January 18, 2016.  The only thing that made me shake my head was the words used by the manager of this particular Target Store in describing he may not have ever really known.
The article details the story of a Ms. Sarah Owen Bigler who witnessed this miracle and her education both about herself, the cashier and most importantly her daughter.  The article reports that; “A cashier at an Indianapolis Target store is making headlines for the respectful way he handled an elderly customer who was paying with coins and for the profound effect his kindness had on the shoppers who saw it.  In fact, a photo of the y…

Will Top Pentagon Commanders run from a fight?

Trolling Facebook, I came upon an article titled “Top Pentagon Commanders: “We’ll Quit If Trump Becomes Commander-In-Chief” written by Juan Wilder for Greenville Gazette.com and it got me to wondering if this would be the best example for those top commanders to display to those junior officers and enlisted men/women had Donald Trump indeed won the White House.  In the article he reports that; “Much of the recent ‘foreign policy debate’ was spent by Donald Trump declaring ignorantly how the military will be extra-great when he gets into power, and criticizing President Obama for weakening the Nation’s defense… even though this isn’t true.  Donald Trump announced that he would make this nation the strongest nation in the world once again and continually protect all that our country represents. He tried to facilitate fear and weave some distorted perception that the United States is weak, powerless, inefficient, and useless at the moment. He also criticized the defense strategy and pers…

What a man should know about a woman hormones and gestation periods

There is very little men should have to be educated on by now when it comes to women but when it comes to the emotional stability of the female species, the male species are still caught off guard and retain the look of a deer caught in the headlights of a vehicle.
Because I have always been and always will be very interested in the study of the human being from why we behave as we do to why we think as we do, there will always be something that I believe I could learn from everyone which explains why many will ask why I am so nosy and ask so many questions.  This phase struck me one afternoon and I just had to know more about how a woman’s hormones affected her especially during the times of her periods.  Of course the only person I could inquire regarding this subject was my right hand, my earth angel, my wife.  Of course there is another more important reason for seeking knowledge from her.  She is the only one I know who do not look at me strange when I ask her a bunch of questions…

Men may hold the Key to the Solution to Failing Relationships

Growing up, in this male-dominated society, a little boy dreams of the day that he becomes a man.  Back in the day, a man was measured by two things.  The first was refusing to cry and the second was after his first sexual experience.  No one told that little boy that one would have such a determining effect on the other or that these two things would never make a boy into a man.  As the years passed, the measurement of a man changed a bit and while the first two things were still being taught or considered part of the measurement of a man, a third was added which is still true today.  The third was whether the male remained to raise his children and the lessons he taught them.  What was still not known or just not taught was that in order to be able to perform the third you truly needed to master the first one.  Only recently have it become known that refusing to cry is not a true mark of a man because any male who call themselves a man should never be afraid to show all of his emoti…

If this is true does Senator Tom Cotton have to give Israel their money back?

I found this article titled “Israel Paid Senator Tom Cotton $1 Million to Block the Iran Nuclear Deal written by Keith Foote and I have a question.  If this is true and Senator Cotton failed in his attempt to block the deal does he have to give the money back?  Now contrary to what we want to believe, all that you find on the internet is not true so it is only a question.  I can tell you if I or anyone I know accepted money for a job but failed to deliver, we would surely have to refund the money and if we took too long to do so, we would find ourselves in a court.  Just wondering if we have somehow provided those in politics a “get out of responsibility free card” or something like that. 
Now the article did say that “The Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel gave Tom Cotton nearly $1 million in his race for the Senate just five months ago and maybe it was not for the reason this article says.  Maybe it was because Tom Cotton convinced them that as long as he occupied that seat th…

Gun Rights pale in comparison to another right the Right to Life

For all those wanna-be bad asses in America that think the only way to solve a problem is behind the butt of a gun, let me ask you a few questions.  The true meaning of ownership is that which you can take with you wherever you go even in death and since none of the material things you covet, you are able to do that with, what is it that you truly own.  In death, all you will be able to take with you is your soul so why is it not the most important possession to protect?  Why do we pretend that what we purchase is worth the life of another person when it is not something we can take with us where ever we go and why is it so important to pretend to care about the plight of man on one hand while pulling that trigger on another man from the other?  How many of you would be willing to be responsible for the taking of 10 lives simply because you were so set on ridding the world of all those who don’t think or act like you.
I asked this because I ran into this article titled “Iran releases d…