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For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. - I John 5:3 KJV - Thank You for making this issue possible - The Left Anti Christian Nation Anti Voter Identity Pro Win With Lies Pro Abortion Pro Homosexuality Pro Lesbianism Pro Animal Sex Pro Any Other Religion Pro Same Sex Marriage Pro Union Only Pro Open Borders Pro more Government THE SPOKESMEN The Right Pro Christian Nation Pro Truth If It Hurts Pro Life Pro Open Shop Pro Closed Borders Pro Voter Identity Anti Homosexuality Anti Lesbianism Anti Animal Sex Anti Muslim Anti Same Sex Union Anti More government Http://www.spokesmenusa.com - [email protected] Volume 7 Issue 2 AMERICA! The Peoples Voice Impossible To Agree ? - It’s Time To Rest! Bi-Polar? Paranoid? Schisophrenic? Dysfunctional? By Charles W. Bush Created in the likeness and image of man. A triune entity, patterned after God but unwilling to allow God to govern it’s internal affairs. Destined to become the dominate player in a world of like entities that are ALL destined to ultimate failure, including America WHY? Simply because they all have one thing in common. It is called ‘self will.’ Each will do anything necessary to preserve it’s own identity at the expense of every other because, after all, EACH IS RIGHT! Even a Gruber fool knows that won’t work; yet, the process has continued since Eve gave the fruit of the tree of right and wrong to Adam in the garden. Man has continued his pursuit of doing it better than God because, after all, he knows more than God. I Wonder Why It Has Never Worked? Let’s discover why God succeeds while all else metamorphises into dismal failure. To understand we must analyze His structure from the tiny knowledge we have of Him. He is a triune being. He is a Spirit (The Holy Spirit) He has a soul (The Mind of Christ, ‘The Holy Ghost’) He manifests in a body (The Body of Christ) His Spirit inspires His Mind determines His Body acts His entire person is continually in agreement Without that agreement nothing is attempted With that agreement anything determined, ‘IS’ Now we must make a comparison. A comparison between God’s government and our government. Jesus said, “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: hat all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:19-24 (KJV) The government of God is the pattern to be followed, always allowing: The ‘Executive’ to inspire (State the problem) The ‘Judicial’ to determine (With common sense) The ‘Legislative’ to enact (Put into practice) The legislative should also be triune. It should function in response to a Spirit, a Mind and a Body. The spirit - The ‘Executive’s’ presentation The Mind - The ‘Judicial’s’ determination The Body - The ‘Legislature’s’ action The problem with man’s government is that God has been left out of the equation. Our constitution was declared to be a ‘Government of the people, By the people and For the people.’ That is fine and dandy, except that it left God completely out of the equation; and, without Him man can do absolutely nothing! Were a requirement of all who would be president of this nation to be that he above all must be a follower of God almighty, listening always to Him and totally obedient to His desires, the Executive branch of our government would always succeed in inspiring the Judicial to follow that pattern, make righteous judgement and past that righteousness on to the legislature who would then enact righteous laws to be enforced to the letter and not some, later to be determined intent. As long as that pattern were followed, such a government would never fail. Bipolar A TWO PARTY SYSTEM CAN NEVER RESTORE AMERICA! A two party system can never continue beyond a certain point. It’s concept is illogical from the beginning. Each have a self desire. Each will ultimately abandon the good of the nation in difference to the good of the party. In lieu of a party system, the people should be motivated to a system of truth. We continually seek to be free; yet, we remain in complete bondage to media, parties, politicians, lobbyists and all sorts of chicanery in the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government. In fact, government at all levels, has become so immoral and corrupt that no holds are barred! Lie, cheat, steal, murder, abort, blackmail, etc., etc., etc. On and on it goes, and where it stops, only God knows. And He does; oh yes, He does! Paranoid The above described practices end with a people who each rebel in their own way; but, each will come to the place where nothing but me and mine are all that matter, the rest can go to hell! It ends with each of us coming into a frenzy of paranoia that is convinced that all authority is alike, out to get them, with nothing and no one sparred. All , looking over their shoulder, wondering just when the axe is going to fall. Every agency doing their own thing, governments unto themselves, abusing power and manipulating all, in order to preserve their position and power. Schizophrenic The symptoms of schizophrenia are: • • • • • Hallucinations: sensing things that others don’t, like hearing or seeing things - Typical of our current intelligence Department Delusions: strongly believing something is true even when there’s no evidence of it - A characteristic of both the executive and legislative branches. Altered emotions: having feelings that don’t seem to fit what’s going on, or having no feelings at all - a general characteristic of the liberal element of Government. Withdrawal: no drive or desire to do the things you used to enjoy - constantly knit picking problems and never solving them Lack of motivation: difficulty staying focused and doing tasks - Declaring a recess • • every time the solution is at hand rather than finishing the task Disorganization: having disorganized thinking, speaking, or behavior - Changing the rules rather than acquiesce to a reasonable solution offered by the opposing party Cognitive Failure: such as attention and memory problems - Continually repeating presentation of past failed solutions and passing laws that are the same as past failed laws. Dysfunctional Although the United States has been by far the most powerful and, until recently, the most successful government in the history of man, it is obvious that it is now in a shambles. • The military is unprepared for war • The people are rioting • The taxing agency has become the American Gestapo • The president cannot tell the truth • The morality is, “To hell with God! If it feels good, do it!” • The constitution is archaic and is soon to be replaced with that of an anarchy • The legislature can no longer pass a practical law • The people vote to win rather voting what works and voting their conscience • The alien has free access to benefits formerly reserved for citizens only, while citizens does not. • The atheist minority rules. Christianity is all but illegal while all other religions are acceptable. • The Muslim is almost the majority and soon to rule • The majority of blacks have teamed up with the Muslims and pursue a government controlled by both of them. • The product of our people is consumed by other nations without proper payment to our companies that make it’s production possible. • The schools are so involved with race relations and political correctness that education is no longer their goal or achievement. • The media is no longer allowed to freely report the news because they are required to be politically correct and free of racial conflict. • The church has ceased to preach the Bible in favor of preaching a non-offensive and non-challenging gospel, making sin of no consequence. Destruction is coming Like Sodom and Gomorah, the consequence of this will soon be the destruction of the USA, Instead,there will be a new America, conformed to the rest of the world and subject to world law rather than sovereign American law. We, the people will be enslaved and subjected to it in a Nazi like fashion, with no say in our lives and future. THE SPOKESMEN 2 HOW I LOST 80 POUNDS Jesus said, “Let there be light!” There was light. He said, “Lazarus come forth,” and he came forth. He also said, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” With up to 50,000 thoughts per day running through our minds there is ample opportunity to release those thoughts through our words. It all begins right there in our minds. Those thoughts unchecked will direct the course of your life. So, we must first examine what it is we are allowing into our soul (mind, will, emotions) each day. Are you watching TV or listening to radio? If so, what types of programs are you giving permission to enter your soul and shape your life? Everything that comes your way each day affects you. Sounds, sights, feelings, etc… If the truth of the Word of God is dwelling in you daily however, it will warn you of invading forces sent to apprehend your mind and heart. Simply put, whatever you allow to access your thoughts, perceptions, and dreams, will eventually shape your character and control your destiny. It’s like a computer virus. It will come in a way that you may not even realize because you’re just doing your thing as usual. Then one day, BAM, down goes your computer. Do you find yourself speaking words to or about people which are born of fear, anger, or insecurity? At the moment those words escape your lips they have been given life. We must speak life! This especially true in marriage. The husband and wife are to love, honor, and bless each other daily. They are to pray and speak life and courage into each other. En-courage (put courage in,) not dis-courage (take courage out). God has the perfect plan for your life! He knew you before you were in your mother’s womb. you have been fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. Isn’t it possible that He also has an amazing plan for you? By taking captive EVERY thought and making it give up and obey Christ, you can control your thoughts, therefore your words, and allow God to shape your character leading to Divine destiny by speaking life into every situation! Phrases such as “we can't afford that” can actually plant a seed pf poverty! simply say, "we will pray about working that into our budget." When we take ownership of a disease or circumstance, it now owns us! Jesus is either the Son of God and spoke truth or not. We get to decide what to believe and how much of it we have in our lives. My prayer is that we all choose life! The eternal words of life. Get into God’s word and let it pour over you as you soak in His rich presence. Do this and watch how life changes! Tom Davis Keller Williams Realty 850 E State Hwy 114 Southlake, TX 76092 817-865-1659 AmberRoseMinistries.com Linda Weir I started using Zeal Wellness & Weight Management at the beginning of 2013. I entered a 90 day Zeal for Life Challenge, which included taking a before picture, taking my measurements and my weight…the program (on my website) figured my BMI. (I only took the 3 main measurements requested, but I would recommend taking everywhere else…calf, thigh, arms, lower tummy and upper midsection, neck…wherever…I wish I had. I know I’ve lost several inches, especially in my upper mid-section, but I don’t know exactly how many…the good news is, my clothes tell me). I had never taken a before picture and didn’t really want to, but I’m so glad I did. So, many people have told me they don’t remember me that big, so I’m glad to have the proof and comparison to show. I wasn’t a grand-prize winner of the Challenge, but I did win a Finalist T-shirt…for the top 20! The first few days were the hardest. I was coming off my Christmas junk food high. But, it wasn’t long before my cravings stopped. It is a combination of everything: Zeal, consistent exercise and healthy eating. I haven’t had a beer all year. When I was talking with my friend, now my director, about the plan at the end of the year, I had a beer in my hand and told her I wanted to still be able to drink. She said, no problem. And, I can, but I really don’t want to. I’ve had a few glasses of wine…a couple with my daughter-in-law, so not to offend. I used to want wine at dinner almost every evening. I haven’t had any chocolate (except the Zeal protein shake) and I would call myself a chocoholic before Zeal. I have enjoyed coffee for most of my adult life. After being on Zeal for about a month, I realized one morning at about 10:00 am, I hadn’t had any coffee, so I quit and no headaches. I’ll drink decaf once in a while or I’ll have a cup of tea, but my favorite drink is water. I started slow and smart with exercise (at home with DVDs), then gradually increased either time or intensity. I’ve never liked exercising, but now I don’t want to miss. I feel great when I exercise and hate the way I feel when I don’t (which is rare). I joined Anytime Fitness in early September 2013…with great reluctance. But, I’m loving it!! The weight training is changing things even quicker. I train for an hour 3 days a week and do cardio at home 2-3 days per week. I use the program www.myfitnesspal. com …on my computer and my phone. I log in faithfully every day (only missed when I didn’t have phone service on vacation). It really helps me stay honest and realize what I’m consuming. It has almost everything you can think of, Publisher/Editor, Charles W. Bush, 575-551-1771 P.O. Box 1, Alamogordo, NM 88311 Disclaimer Items in The Spokesmen are contributed by various independent and unpaid correspondents. Each is required to accept responsibility for the content they submit. Although all articles are screened by the editor for any content that is openly contrary to proper moral ethic, it is not judged for it’s political bias or Scriptural interpretation. These articles do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint and opinion of the publisher, editor, or other correspondents. It is the opinion of this publication that out of a variety of viewpoints and presentations by many different authors on any given subject, the . . . . . “TRUTH WILL SHINE FORTH LIKE A BRIGHT LIGHT”. Receive Spokesmen USA by mail - Just $48.00 Per Year Mail to: Spokesmen, PO Box 1 Alamogordo, NM 88311 The Peoples Voice already programmed. When I make a recipe, I can plug in the ingredients and how many servings it will make and then save it for easy logging every time I make it or consume it. Food/Diet I have cut out junk food (and don’t miss them…don’t crave them anymore). I don’t use/add any real sugar/sweetener and eat as little processed food, as possible. However, if I am served something (traveling, visiting friends, parties, etc.), I will have what I want of it, trying to make the best choices, and then log it and work the rest of my calories, sugar, fat, carbs, etc. around it. I eat 5 to 6 times a day (every 2 ½ to 3 hours). I replace one meal per day with a protein shake. Sample Breakfasts: • Oatmeal – plain old fashioned – plain • Dannon Fit & Light Yogurt with Bear Naked Granola (lowest sugar content of all I’ve checked) I like to get vanilla yogurt and add fresh fruit. • 2 eggs scrambled in a dribble of EVOO or coconut oil • A toasted whole-wheat Slim Round or slice of multi-grain bread – dry Sample lunch and/or dinner: • Fish and chicken (sometimes lean beef or pork) with salad or fresh/ frozen low carb vegetables. I eat some brown rice, couscous and once in a while whole wheat pasta, but I lose better when I don’t eat too much starchy stuff. • Usually I have my protein shake for dinner. If I’m having it as a meal replacement, I usually add something to it. My favorites: 1. Vanilla protein – with frozen banana, almond milk (unsweetened vanilla flavor), splash of vanilla flavoring and a little Stevia. 2. Vanilla protein – with frozen peach slices, almond milk (unsweetened vanilla flavor), splash of almond extract and a spoon+ of Stevia. (The frozen fruit I buy is unsweetened, so I usually add more Stevia.) 3. Chocolate protein – with natural peanut butter, almond milk, splash of vanilla and Stevia. 4. Chocolate protein – with natural almond butter, almond milk, splash of almond extract and Stevia. 5. I prefer Silk unsweetened flavor…only 30 calories and no carrageenan. Snacks: • Chocolate protein with a spoon of instant decaf coffee, spoon of Stevia, 6-8 oz. of water and a handful of ice. I mix the protein in a Magic Bullet or single serving blender. It works well (I almost always have something frozen in it and it’s perfect for one serving at a time). • Apple with natural peanut or almond butter or sometimes You are openly invited to offer your viewpoints, criticisms and inspirations for possible inclusion in future publications of The Spokesmen and become another . . . . . . SPOKESMEN Such offerings must be e-mailed to [email protected] Due to limited staff, ALL articles must be presented by email Articles should be under 500 words Pictures should be clearly labled. Receive Spokesmen USA by Email at No Charge. Send request to: [email protected] celery with peanut butter. • Serving of any fruit • Hummus and Pita chips (I love HEB multi-grain pita chips). A serving (1 oz.) is 9 chips. I’m very faithful about serving myself and then putting the food away…not grazing or loosing count. • Fat free cottage cheese. • Some days, when I want a 2nd serving of Zeal Wellness, I make a little sorbet treat. I put about 6 frozen dark cherries and about 4 slices of frozen peaches, a scoop of Wildberry Zeal & and about ¼ cup of water. Mix it up in the Magic Bullet. And ta da! Yummy! • The only thing you shouldn’t mix with the Wellness is something hot, it destroys the nutrients. I mix my Wellness in the ‘shaker bottle’ the night before (not more than 24 hours) or in the personal blender with water & ice. I like it best mixed with water and very cold. I drink it first thing in the morning, then I exercise. It’s really just whatever you prefer. And whatever your imagination comes up with. Everything seems to work, since I am logging everything. The MyFitnessPal application allows you extra calories for the exercise you do, but I usually stay around 1200-1300 calories regardless of what my exercise earned. I’m sure I’ve left something out or you might have other questions. Please let me know. • Besides, the weight loss, • my cholesterol is down 50 points (something medication wasn’t doing). • My blood pressure is way low… usually 96-102/68-70. • My knees and other joints don’t hurt anymore. • My finger nails grow like crazy and are nice and smooth. • My hair is growing pretty fast (I’ve even seen a testimonial picture of a guy who’s bald spot grew back!) Kerry’s hair is getting thicker. • I’m sleeping well, have great energy and concentration. I believe Zeal Wellness gives my body everything it needs to do everything it’s supposed to do! I truly, wholeheartedly BELIEVE in Zeal for Life. I hope you have the same success I have. Please commit to 90 days to give your body time to adjust. It is a commitment, but it’s the easiest one I’ve ever kept. I’ve never felt this comfortable with a life plan. After being on vacation for 12 days in November 2013, I lost 3 pounds… that’s unheard of (and lost 2 pounds on vacation this year)! I’ve always lived in fear of the next vacation/trip/or exception or letting myself ‘deserve’ something. I deserve to be fit and healthy! If you refer 2 people in one month yours is half price the next month and every month thereafter (that the customers remain). And, it’s easy to share. As a consultant, when you promote it to 4 customers, it’s free!! It’s not hard to find 4 people…everyone needs wellness. www.lindaweir.zealforlife.com carf, some assembly required. THE SPOKESMEN After trick-or-treating, a teen takes a shortcut home through the cemetery. Halfway across, he’s startled by a tapping noise coming from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, he spots an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at a headstone. “I thought you were a ghost,” says the relieved teen. “What are you doing working so late?” “Oh, those idiots,” grumbles the old man. “They misspelled my name!” Historic Theatre in Southern NM Re-opens after 3 decades "WHEN OUR SPEECH AND ACTIONS COLLIDE" How often have you heard, how often you said “Hollywood produces nothing but junk for the family. Well it’s true! Hollywood continues to produce “R” rated garbage in spite of the fact that family friendly movies gross the most money. “Hollywood’s agenda is so different from mine, from the people I know and hang with.” When is someone going to consider my needs? The time has come, The Historic Sands Theatre in Alamogordo New Mexico is just the place. It’s a refreshing walk back in time. The Historic Sands Theatre (on New York Avenue, just across from the Court House) celebrated its First Anniversary with free movies for the community during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. It was very satisfying for us to hear from our patrons how much they appreciate our efforts to provide a safe, homey, wholesome, and inexpensive alternative choice for entertainment. A few parents even took the time to personally thank us and admitted that with all the other expenses this time of year, they would not have been able to afford a night out. This is why we are here. In case you have not had the chance to attend the Historic Sands Theatre, you would be interested to know it is quite cozy, with large, comfortable couches forming the back rows of the theatre area. In the lobby area as you enter, known as “Perks on New York,” there are tables and chairs where you can come early or stay late to relax with a cappuccino, hot chocolate or some tea from our wide selection of flavors. And you will need to try our hot buttered popcorn, popped in the original machine used in this theatre back in the Fifties. In the future, we intend to have “Perks” opened during the week offering sandwiches, hot dogs, pastries and other snacks. The Historic Sands Theatre is not just for movies. Besides housing KVBA, Vision Broadcasting, the local Christian TV station, it is also available for presentations, seminars, private birthday parties, and even political debates, which we had at the Sands back in September of 2014. If you care to use the Historic Sands Theatre for your next meeting or conference or little one’s birthday party, call Bill Oechsner, the station manager, at (575) 437-1919 or stop by 1017 New York Avenue between 9AM to 3PM. We are still a work in progress, doing all we can to improve the quality of our operation and your experience at the Sands. The renovation work is slow but steady, as we rely almost exclusively on volunteers and donations to make changes and keep our prices low. We could always use more help if we are to be here for you. It is our wish to make the Historic Sands Theatre much like a walk back in time for the Alamogordo community, a place to go to enjoy a simpler carefree afternoon or evening. If you would like to help in our efforts in some way, please call (575) 437-1919 or stop by at 1017 New York Avenue 3 The Peoples Voice VISION FOR TODAY Dr. Terry Marquardt 903 New York Ave Alamogordo, NM 88310 (575) 437-7783 Glaucoma Awareness Month Currently, more than 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians. Over 2.7 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma. Help Raise Awareness the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. This nerve acts like an electric cable with over a million wires. It is responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain. There is no cure for glaucoma—yet. However, medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss. The appropriate treatment depends upon the type of glaucoma among other factors. Early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease. Types of Glaucoma There are two main types of glaucoma: primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and angle-closure glaucoma. These are marked by an increase of intraocular pressure (IOP), or pressure inside the eye. When optic nerve damage has occurred despite a normal IOP, this is called normal tension glaucoma. Secondary glaucoma refers to any case in which another disease causes or contributes to increased eye pressure, resulting in optic nerve damage and vision loss. Regular Eye Exams are Important Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. In the most common form, there are virtually no symptoms. Vision loss begins with peripheral or side vision, so if you have glaucoma, you may not notice anything until significant vision is lost. The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get a comprehensive eye examination. Then, if you have glaucoma, treatment can begin immediately. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness among African-Americans. And among Hispanics in older age groups, the risk of glaucoma is nearly as high as that for African-Americans. Also, siblings of persons diagnosed with glaucoma have a significantly increased risk of having glaucoma. Have You Had Your Eyes Wxamined Lately? It can be very humiliating to admit that we are powerless, especially if we are used to being in control. We may be powerful in some areas of our lives, but out of control in terms of our addictive/compulsive behaviors. If we refuse to admit our powerlessness, we may lose everything. That one unmanageable part of our lives ay infect and soon destroy everything else. The experiences of a man named Naaman illustrate how this is true (2 Kings 5:1-15). He was a powerful military and political fi gure, a man of wealth, position, and power. He also had leprosy, which promised to bring about the loss of everything he held dear. Lepers were made outcasts from their families and society. Ultimately, they faced a slow, painful, and disgraceful death. Naaman heard that there was a prophet in Israel who could heal him. He found the prophet and was told that in order to be healed, he must dip himself seven times in the Jordan River. He went away outraged, having expected his power to buy him an instant and easy cure. In the end, however, he acknowledged his powerlessness, followed the instructions, and recovered completely. Our “disease” is as life threatening as the leprosy in Naaman’s day. It slowly separates us from our families and leads toward the destruction of everything important to us. There is no instant or easy cure. The only answer is to admit our powerlessness, humble ourselves, and submit to the process that will ventually bring us recovery. We must let go in order to hold on to the things dear to us. - Chuck Stonex In the United States, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness. Here are three ways you can help raise awareness: • 1.Talk to friends and family about glaucoma. If you have glaucoma, don’t keep it a secret. Let your family members know. • 2.Refer a friend to our web site, www.glaucoma.org. • 3.Request to have a free educational booklet sent to you or a friend. What is Glaucoma? KVBA Channel 22 Alamogordo, New Mexico In House Theatre features for January, 2015 Jan. .16,17,18… .........Left Behind Jan. .23,24,25… .........The Hundred Foot Journey Jan. .30, 31, ................Feb. 1… Identical Feb. .6,7,8… ...............Million Dollar Arm Feb. .13,14,15 ….........??? All show times are: EVENINGS SHOWINGS Fridays at 7 PM and Saturdays 7pm MATTENEE SHOWINGS Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm Admission $3.00 KVBA TV 19 Family 1017 N New York Ave, Alamogordo, NM 88310 (575) 437-1919 THE SPOKESMEN 4 Senate Must Use Every Constitutional Power To Stop Illegal Amnesty Politico - by: Sen. Ted Cruz The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for illegal immigrants unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the President threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People. The Democrats suffered historic losses in the midterm elections largely over the prospect of the President’s executive amnesty. President Obama was correct: His policies were on the ballot across the nation in 2014. The elections were a referendum on amnesty, and the voters soundly rejected it. There was no ambiguity. Undeterred, President Obama appears to be going forward. It is lawless. It is unconstitutional. He is defiant and angry at the American people. If he acts by executive diktat, President Obama will not be acting as a president, he will be acting as a monarch. Thankfully, the framers of our Constitution, wary of the dangers of monarchy, gave the Congress tools to rein in abuses of power. They believed if the President wants to change the law, he cannot act alone; he must work with Congress. He may not get everything he wants, but the Constitution requires compromise between the branches. A monarch, however, does not compromise. As Alexander Hamilton explains in Federalist 69, a monarch decrees, dictates, and rules through fiat well. They often go to the best schools. They are smart. They are presentable. But get close enough, and you will see they struggle to mask the moral strain of flogging hopeless investments to people who they believe were "born yesterday." Wall Streeters are not bad people. They are not dumb people. Neither saints nor sinners, they are just like the rest of us. But their industry encourages a huge fraud: that they are there to help you make money. They are not. They are there to help themselves make money. How? By taking it from YOU and your family. The financial industry is very large and very profitable. The service it pretends to provide is helping to match Go to page 7 - Suckers List PHD’s and OTHER FALSE GODS I have been devoting my columns this month to the Ten Commandments because we need a fixed moral anchor to solve the problem of evil. And nothing is as effective as the Ten Commandments. Two weeks ago PragerUniversity. com released 11 five-minute video courses — one for each Commandment and an introduction. It has received over two million views. Everything needed to make a good world is contained in these Ten Commandments. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com. They are cleverly animated with text and graphics. Here is the video commentary on the second commandment as enumerated in the oldest, that is, the Jewish, tradition. In Christian tradition, it is the first commandment. The most common translation Whenever a politician tells you he needs your tax dollars “for the children,” hold on to your wallet! National per-pupil education spending has skyrocketed over the years, yet we’ve long known that added money hasn’t budged high-school graduation rates or test scores for reading, math, or science. And now, the latest numbers on the federal Department of Education reaffirm the complete failure of federal education spending. According to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, barely over a quarter of the country’s high-school seniors are proficient in math, and just 38 percent reach proficiency in reading. The cold hard truth is, the NAEP shows no improvement whatsoever in reading ability since the 1970s. We shouldn’t be surprised. After all, for years our student achievement has lagged behind that of countries who spend far less on education than we do. The fact is, the federal Department of Education is a costly and pointless middleman. Sending education money to Washington, D.C. then letting them distribute it back does nothing but load it with administrative costs and red tape. Leaving taxpayers like you and me to foot the bill. Education + bureaucrats is an equation that just doesn’t add up. Just as President Reagan advocated when he was in office, it’s time to eliminate the middleman -- and abolish the Department of Education. Billions of federal tax dollars spent over decades have completely failed to help America’s children in reading, math, science, or graduation. The verdict is in: the federal bureaucracy wasting that money has got to go. Gary Paumen, President National League of Taxpayers [email protected] Go to page 5 - Illegal Amnesty How to Keep Your Name off Wall Street's "Suckers List" If you have money, you will come to grasp one thing about the financial industry. It is largely parasitic. Like a bloodthirsty flea the size of Manhattan. Parasites attach to you and drain your blood. Its interests are against yours. The stockbroker, for example, wants to encourage you to buy and sell – when that is precisely what you shouldn't do. He gets paid off commissions, after all. And the fund manager, the dealmaker and the structured products engineer – they all make their money by encouraging you to spend yours... often on overly complex things that make little sense. Wall Street sells dreams... hopes... and stinky pies in the sky. Sure, its labor force tends to dress The Peoples Voice begins: “You shall have no other gods before me.” The commandment then goes on to prohibit both making idols and worshiping idols. Most people, when they think of this commandment, understandably think that it only prohibits the worship of idols and the worship of gods such as the ancient pagan gods of rain, of fertility, all the other nature gods, and chief gods such as the Roman Jupiter and the Greek Zeus. However, there is a major problem with this understanding of the commandment. Since no one today worships these gods, let alone worships idols made of metal, wood or stone, most people think that this commandment is irrelevant to modern life. The irony, however, is that this commandment is not only relevant to Go to page 10 - False God’s PUBLIC ENEMY #1 OF LIBERTY What is our nation’s worst problem? Most of my friends and millions of citizens believe the current crop of democrats in government are the worst evil that could happen to the constitutional government that we took for granted years ago. They haven’t once told the truth on any subject for several years. New scandals unfold every week that never happened before in this nation, only to be replaced by another, and each holds the front page captove for a short time and the general public feels there will be answers and accountability forthcoming; but, a new scandal just as unthinkable with a different name and issue will take its place in a few days and all attention will be on the new one. The prior scandal is forgotten. Never mentioned again. Millions of unhappy observers have a point but the greater point to be made about these successive injustices is this: In our system of checks and balances it’s understood that the fourth estate, the free press, will prevent the wrong-doer from proceeding with any unlawful act or untruth. The perpetrator of a lie will be held up to the public until the wrong is righted. At the very least the experience will be a reminder that the liar shall not stray again. That’s a belief taken for granted and a public perception from our earliest days in grammar school. However we must remind ourselves that those beliefs were valid and held from the days when we considered the Golden Rule as the ideal we all lived by. Liberals, socialists, statists, progressives, et al, in the media and in politics believe conservatives are fools who should be taken advantage of because we live by those principles and leave ourselves wide open to their predatory tactics. This practice has taken over our lives more and more. When the JFK murder turned one man into a martyr it presented his successor, LBJ, a chance to make himself the most famous and popular man in history. His war on poverty was in reality a spending binge that put money in the wrong hands and crippled a generation of minorities who will have a hard time ever finding how to earn a living and care for a family. The media never mentions this fact. Dan Rather hated President Bush‘s successes and concocted an enormous fabrication of Bush’s history. When proven the entire story was made up and he was forced to leave CBS, he was history in the media. Immediately Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings connived to honor Rather with a brand new media award, never before presented, to save his honor and career. Rather is now being paid by someone and it’s assumed some ones not particular regarding the truth pay to hear/see his news stories. Obama wasn’t scrutinized by the media for his history, medical records, birth certificate, prior friends, dates before marriage, or who helped write his books. Neither his nor his wife’s work history and experience were scrutinized, where the fortune came from that he spent on his far flung travels when he should have been busy making a living. They didn’t question that he never accomplished one thing of substance in the years leading up to his being an expert on virtually everything to be known in politics. In Obama’s administration the media has allowed the unbelievable stupidity of ‘fast and furious’ to be implemented and never properly aired. Eric Holder was allowed to Go to page 7 - Liberty THE SPOKESMEN From page 4 - Illegal Amnesty power, which is what President Obama is attempting. When the President embraces the tactics of a monarch, it becomes incumbent on Congress to wield the constitutional power it has to stop it. Congress, representing the voice of the People, should use every tool available to prevent the President from subverting the rule of law. When the President usurps the legislative power and defies the limits of his authority, it becomes all the more imperative for Congress to act. And Congress should use those powers given to it by the Constitution to counter a lawless executive branch—or it will lose its authority. If the President announces executive amnesty, the new Senate Majority Leader who takes over in January should announce that the 114th Congress will not confirm a single nominee—executive or judicial— outside of vital national security positions, so long as the illegal amnesty persists. This is a potent tool given to Congress by the Constitution explicitly to act as a check on executive power. It is a constitutional power of the Majority Leader alone, and it would serve as a significant deterrent to a lawless President. Additionally, the new Congress should exercise the power of the purse by passing individual appropriations bills authorizing critical functions of government and attaching riders to strip the authority from the president to grant amnesty. President Obama will no doubt threaten a shutdown—that seems to be the one card he repeatedly plays—but Congress can authorize funding for agencies of government one at a time. If the President is unwilling to accepting funding for, say, the Department of Homeland Security without his being able to unilaterally defy the law, he alone will be responsible for the consequences. A presidential temper tantrum is not an acceptable means of discourse. Of course, these confrontations are not desirable, and it is unbecoming for an American president to show such condescension towards the voters. The American people, however, are not powerless. They have elected a new Congress full of members who have promised in their campaigns to stand up to this lawless President and stop the amnesty. We must honor our commitments. If the President will not respect the people, Congress must. "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." Parents often rely on this old proverb to teach their children the value of discipline and hard work. Unfortunately, it's also become the dogma of the unethical United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses who refuse to take "No" for an answer, especially when rank and file workers deliver their "No" in the form of a secret-ballot election. Earlier this year, the UAW union hierarchy, Volkswagen, and the Obama Labor Board conspired to rig a unionization election in Tennessee in the union's favor, but independent-minded workers prevailed. Union bosses and management are still colluding months later to ignore the workers' choice against unionization -- and they are doing it with the help of union bosses in Germany. But the foreign union-boss groups conspiring to force American workers into union ranks are not complying with federal disclosure requirements. You see, federal labor law requires union officials to make comprehensive and detailed disclosure of union financial data and full reporting by union officers of conflicts of interest. That's why I recently wrote a letter asking the Secretary of Labor to demand the foreign union bosses comply with federal disclosure law. Volkswagen workers deserve to know what inside arrangements exist among Volkswagen and American and foreign union bosses, especially as the workers continue to face the threat of a coercive card check organizing scheme. A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen announced a new policy designed to further grease the skids for unionization in Chattanooga. The policy leaves the door wide open for the company to recognize the UAW via a coercive card check campaign and without a secret-ballot vote. 5 The Peoples Voice Muslim, Islamist or Radical Islamist What is the difference? by Charles W. Bush To understand the true nature of the Muslim private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a faith one must compare it with the true nature of the legal system based on Islam which the Muslim faith is. Christian faith. Sharia deals with all aspects of day-to-day life, The comparison must include the major aspects of including politics, economics, banking, business law, both. In fact, the comparison is substantially the same contract law, sexuality, and social issues. for all religions of the world; however, in the case of There is not a strictly codified uniform set of laws Muslims, religion and law are one and the same. There that can be called Sharia. It is more like a system of is no, “Render unto Cesear that which is Cesear’s.” several laws, based on the Qur’an, Hadith and centuAll belongs to Alah. ries of debate, interpretation and precedent. There is only total committment to Allah which Laws and practices under also requires absolute committment to Mohamed Sharia Marriage laws who, to the Muslim, is the same as Jesus Christ is to The Muslim man who is not currently a fornicathe Christian. tor can only marry a woman who is not currently a There are two groups who call themselves fornicatress or a chaste woman from the People of Christian. Those who are christian in name only; and, the Book. those who are committed in varying degrees to folThe Muslim fornicator can only marry a Muslim lowing Jesus Christ, His actions, sayings and precepts; fornicatress. and, as He makes them able, Gods commandments The Muslim woman who is not currently a forand laws. nicatress can only marry a Muslim man who is not The Muslim religion/government demands that currently a fornicator. everyone in the world accept Allah as supreme. Failure The Muslim fornicatress can only marry a Muslim to do so identifies the infidel who must immedietly be fornicator. killed in the name of Allah. The woman cannot marry without the consent of This Muslim precept is not a ‘radical’ Islamist pre- her guardian. If she marries, her husband becomes cept; it is a Muslim precept demanded by Mohamed. her new guardian. It is not a Sharia Law. All Muslim law is Sharia law. The guardian may choose a suitable partner for There are no ‘radical’ Muslims. There are only two a virgin girl, but the girl is free to contest and has the kinds; those who are Muslim in name only; and, those right to say ‘no’. who are totally commited to following Mohamed in The guardian cannot marry the divorced woman their committment to follow Allah, keeping all Sharia or the widow if she did not ask to be married. law, All true Muslims and Islamist are radical! “Do not marry unless you give your wife someGood Christians are those who are absolutely thing that is her right.” It is obligatory for a man to committed to Jesus Christ. give bride wealth (gifts) to the woman he marries. ‘Good’ Muslims are those who are Muslim in The penalty for theft name only. But, alas’, these are killed as infidels if and The Qur’an and several hadith set out two differwhen they are caught violating sharia law. ent punishments for theft (stealing). They say that the By the above comparison we can determine that punishment should depend on how many times the the Muslim faith is absolutely opposite to Christianity person stole, and what he stole. One punishment is The following Wikipedia dissertation on Sharia Law imprisonment. Another is amputating (cutting off) the reveals that there is no good in it. It is totally satanic hands or feet. However, before a person is punished, aand corrupt. two eyewitnesses must swear, under oath, that they Sharia law (Arabic: )ةعيرشis the body of saw the person stealing. If this does not happen, then Islamic law. The term means “way” or “path”; it is the punishment cannot be carried out. Also, some other the legal framework within which the public and some requirements have to be met. These requirements have to do with the theft, what was stolen, and how the theft happened. All of these requirements must be met, as decided by a judge.[Qur’an 5:38] The penalty for adultery In The Quran it is stated that if an unmarried man or woman commit adultery (have sex with a person they are not married to), the punishment should be We know from experience that union organizers 100 lashes. In the Hadith the punishment is 100 lashes often lie and mislead workers into signing cards, and and banishment for a year, and if a married man or this new policy makes it even more likely that workwoman commit adultery the punishment should be ers will be misled into signing cards that can later be 100 lashes and then stoning to death. There are some used to impose the UAW on all workers, even those requirements that need to be met before this punishwho want nothing to do with it. ment can happen. For example, the punishment cannot That's precisely what happened in Chattanooga happen unless the person confesses, or unless four before your Foundation stepped in to provide free male eyewitnesses each saw, at the same time, the legal aid to victimized workers and exposed the UAW's man and the women in the action of adultery. Every aggressive card check tactics in the press. requirement must be met, as decided by a judge, before When management and union bosses collude at the punishment can happen.(Qur’an 24:2) the expense of individual workers, those workers are Festivals seemingly left without defense. There are two festivals that are considered That's why I'm so grateful your support has Sunnah.] enabled the Foundation to keep workers informed of 1.Eid ul-Fitr their rights and provide them with free legal aid. 2.Eid ul-Adha Without your continued support, these workers During these festivals, specific rituals are used: would otherwise stand alone. Thank you. Sadaqah (charity) before Eid ul-Fitr prayer. The Foundation relies completely on voluntary The Prayer and the Sermon on Eid day. contributions from our supporters to provide free Takbirs (glorifying God) after every prayer in the legal aid. days of Tashriq (see footnote for def.) The National Right to Work Legal Defense Sacrifice of unflawed, four-legged grazing animal Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization of appropriate age after the prayer of Eid ul-Adha in providing free legal aid to employees whose human the days of Tashriq. or civil rights have been violated by compulsory Dietary laws unionism abuses. Islamic law does not list every food and drink that The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free is thought to be pure. It does list some specific foods at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employand drinks that are not allowed. ees in more than 200 cases nationwide. 1.Pork, blood, and the meat of dead animals are The Foundation's mailing address is: not allowed. People are also not allowed to eat animals 8001 Braddock Road, that were slaughtered in the name of someone other Springfield, Virginia 22160. I than God. ts web address is www.nrtw.org. 2.Animals must be slaughtered in the manner of Editor’s Comment: The current unemployment tazkiyah (cleansing) by taking God’s name. dilemma in the USA could not have come about had 3.Intoxicants (like alcoholic drinks) are not our government not clandestinely supported our allowed. unions. Please help abolish them and keep us free! Go to page 11 - Muslims THE SPOKESMEN 6 We are often trying to stop Congress from making bad decisions for the future for our country, but we don't often take the time to thank the ones who have been fighters for liberty. Today, we're asking you to "Tweet Your Thanks" or call some of our champions in Congress as well as some of those who have taken a stand against the President's executive amnesty. Rep/Senator........................ PhoneTweet Jeff Sessions (AL)..................202-224-4124 Ted Cruz (TX)........................202-224-5922 Mike Lee (UT).......................202-224-5444 Louie Gohmert (TX-1)...........202-225-3035 Michele Bachmann (MN-6)...202-225-2331 Steve King (IA-4)..................202-225-4426 To tweet any of the above address to @NameOfPerson It is important that we put as much pressure on Congress as we can to fight executive amnesty. Be on the lookout for emails with calls to action that include: • Melting the phone lines, • Posting on social media, • Visiting local Congressional offices, • And - for those who can make it - going to DC to help support Michele Bachmann's call to action on 12/3/14 at noon on the lawn of the Capitol. It is going to be a busy Time and we'll need all the help we can get, so please be on the lookout for more details to come. We hope you had a great holiday season. In Liberty, Jenny Beth Martin And Tea Party Patriots National Support Team Copyright 2014, Tea Party Patriots, Inc | All Rights Reserved Tea Party Patriots, 1025 Rose Creek Dr; Ste 620-322 Woodstock, GA 30189 EDITORIAL COMMENT: This newspaper is in harmony with the conservative views of the Tea Party and others of like mind. Those who have an open mind are reading our comments and many are abandoning the Democratic party because of their faith and because of that party’s immoral views. It is becoming more and more difficult to continue the newsstand publication of The SpokesmenUSA withoum financial assistance. A host of small gifts from our readers will make the ongoing publication possible. Those wishing to give should make their checkspayable to: SpokesmenUSA and mail them to: PO Box 1, Alamogordo, NM 88311 The Peoples Voice Don’t look back! We get the name January from the Roman god Janus who, much to his parent’s horror, was born with two faces: one facing forward, one looking back. And so, January is a time to look forward to the new year and back at the past. Looking back at 2014, we see the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s brutal beheadings of men, women and children, racial tension and rioting surrounding the Ferguson shooting, the shooting down of a commercial plane over Ukraine and the Ebola deaths of thousands of West Africans. But, the Bible urges us to look forward: “Do not dwell on the past” (Isaiah 43:18) and “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” (Philippians 3:13b). Remorse and regrets are obvious reasons not to dwell on the past. And, admitedly, there is much for which to grieve. But there are other subtle dangers of looking back: Obsolescence We live in such a fast-changing world that if we do things in 2015 the way we did in 2014, we’ll be left in the dust. (If you’re an author or publisher, you know that change is happening at warp speed!) Stagnation Our personal lives and our relationships can stagnate if we rely on the past. If I’m not growing, I’m dying. And relationships need active care and nurture to grow and mature. Serious injury Unless we’re Janus, we are going to run into serious trouble—and injuries—if we’re walking backward into the future. (Wow! I didn’t see that coming!) So, I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice: "Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays." Don’t look back! Keep looking to the future with hope and humor! Copyright © 2010, 2014 James N. Watkins TURN UNWANTED REAL ESTATE Cats on cats on cats Purr-haps you think you know a thing or two about cats, but did you know these fun facts? They’ve hunted 33 species to extinction, their urine glows under black light, and they’re capable of birthing 100 kittens over a lifetime. You’ll never look at your kitty the same way again. HOFFMAN & SONS CONSTRUCTION Think “Green” Energy Conservation Weatherproofing, Windows, Doors, SAVE MONEY! Custom Homes and Remodeling Install Metal Roofing Now! AVOID PSUNOMI DAMAGE Don’t Wait Until Interior Repairs Are Required Too! WE DO. . . . . Watch Our HighlyQualified Kitchens Workmen Save You Bath Rooms Mountains Of New Additions Future Tree Trimming Cost! Metal and Asphalt Roofing Let Us Keep Trash Pick Up & Removal You On Top! 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Camp Hope is an alternative transitional living project, for the homeless, in the form of camping, located on the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope campus, an alliance of agencies that address homelessness in Las Cruces, NM. What are we doing? We currently house 50 people that would otherwise be on the streets, providing them a safe place to seek direct services, healthcare, and find jobs and housing. When will we be finished? Only time will tell. But our intention is to hang on as long as we can or until the Community of Las Cruces succeeds in effectively and humanely reintegrating it’s homeless members back into they belong. Where are we? We are located at 999 W. Amador Ave. Las Cruces, New Mexico. Las Cruces, also known as “The City of the Crosses”, is the county seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Why Camp Hope? Our “camp” has provided the homeless with the opportunity to be right next to all the Direct Services the agencies on the MVCH campus provide. How can you help? The homeless that live in our camp have many needs that aren’t just the basic ones listed below. We encourage other groups to do outreach….. When you consider just how easy it would be for your community to duplicate such an effort as this it seems almost insane and is certainly immoral to simply avoid that responsability. Just a few pennies from each merchant in town and a few more from each member of every synagogue and church within your community could put it together. Perhaps God would have you be the motivating force to plant the seed and see it become a reality. Your city council is only a phone call away. Mesilla Valley Community of Hope - Individual and Family Services 999 West Amador Avenue Las Cruces, NM 88005 PH: (575) 523-2219 Mailing Address: FX: (575) 523-8684 P.O. Box 6875 Email: [email protected] Las Cruces, NM 88006 Website: www.mvcommunityofhope.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mesilla-Valley-Community-of-Hope From page 4 - Sucker’s List worthwhile investment projects with the capital they need. The service it actually provides is separating fools from their money. But the financial industry isn't equally bad to all comers. It reserves a special zeal for the "suckers." A friend of the family used to own a brokerage on Wall Street. The work my son Will and I are doing on our family office research advisory, Bonner & Partners Family Office, came up in conversation. Will was talking about the many pitfalls of secondgeneration leadership of the family's wealth-building effort. And our friend mentioned that every big Wall Street brokerage has a "suckers list." Evidently,there are two types of people on the "suckers list." First, there are the guys who hit it big, but not because of any financial skills or investing experience. For example, the inventor of the breakthrough medical device. He is worth $80 million. And as our friend put it, "He'll put $5 million into anything." The other group on brokers' "suckers lists" is made up of widows and children who were left sizable estates without the ability to competently manage that wealth. This is the list that brokers hit with their new deals and products. A few whales on this list can mean big profits for a brokerage. Of course, even if your broker isn't ripping you off directly... there are the commissions, costs and hidden fees. That's why spinning, leveraging, churning and frenetic trading are the hallmarks of the financial industry. The Peoples Voice From page 4 - Liberty change the subject. The huge Benghazi fiasco was blamed for something made up and never fully explored. His party was never held responsible for the economic melt-down as a result of sub-prime loans, instead, leftists created and substituted buzz-words for the reasons, like predatory lenders, greedy bankers and wall-street crooks and blaming Bush and capitalism. The public still doesn’t know the real reason. The miserable race relations we have are because the men that were killed were not portrayed as being high on pot and acting like thugs for political correctness and presented as though they were coming home from church choir practice. We were treated for days on end with the lies of police hunting down young black men who work in the homeless kitchen on their days off after working several jobs trying to make ends meet. Flippant remarks are used by Obama, Holder, and Sharpton, never the truth. Obamacare was one big lie after another and was intended to gain control of the populace. Who in the media will say that as their lead article? The media labels Sharpton as a minority leader. He’s a race baiter pure and simple who has more power over government than Boehner because he has Obama’s ear. Global warming is a hoax aided by the media. Green energy is given a boost at every news opportunity, ignoring its huge losses and meanwhile we burn our food in the form of ethanol for the same global warming. That drives up food prices world-wide, adds to the price of fuel, does nothing for pollution and the news hounds won’t even mention this fiasco. The media drove W’s rating down with relentless criticism and Wolf Blitzer brought his poll numbers to the public’s attention every 15 min. for days. Obama’s #s? They’re seldom mentioned and they keep them up by ignoring his faults and never ending lies. Remember the last govt. shutdown? No one does. Less than 20% of the govt. was shut down and the public quickly forgot it. Media to the rescue of Obama. Headline: Real cost of the shutdown was $B more when all the numbers are known. Lastly the media treats stumbling, corrupt Pelosi like an intelligent person when she shows signs of being out of control if not using notes someone made up for her. Palin has run the largest state well, leaving it in good economic order and was able to out-negotiate an oil company’s officers but the media treats her like the fools do at comedy central. Scandalous. Don Omey The more you trade, the more it earns in commission. Most people don't give it too much thought. But if you have managed to accumulate substantial wealth, you will understand that all this "friction" in the system is one of the biggest wealth destroyers. You just don't notice because it's a death by a thousand cuts... each one is small enough to make you bleed only a little. Of course, what I call "Old Money" – family money that has been around for an extraordinarily long time – has ways to avoid the parasites on Wall Street... and still come out on top. At Bonner & Partners Family Office – the small research service I set up to help modern-day families learn how to protect what they've earned using "Old Money" techniques – we focus on super low-cost plays we call "beta investments." These may be simple... and low cost. But they are also powerful wealth builders. In fact, using "beta investments," savvy investors could have multiplied their money 150 times over the last 40 years by making just three low-commission... and low-friction... trades. What can Wall Street offer you? Well, in 2011 the average fund fell about -9%. But hedge fund investors who only lost 9% were the lucky ones. If you'd asked hedge fund superstar John Paulson to look after your money for you, in 2011 you would have been down -46% through November. Of course, not before he charged you the typical "2 and 20" skim off the top. If this system isn't parasitic, I don't know what is... http://bonnerandpartners.com/ http://bonnerandpartners.com/ THE SPOKESMEN TRUTH 8 The Peoples Voice by Wes Bush IT’s TIME TO TAKE INVENTORY “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” Romans 8:22-23 KJV I awakened thinking about the above scripture and after a few minutes I realized that God was attempting to get my attention. “Lord,” I said, “Are you telling me something?” “Yes Son,” He Answered, “It is time for you to take inventory. On a scale of 1 through 10 how is your ‘larder’? “I don’t understand, Lord. Do you mean that I am to grade myself on the level of the fruit of the spirit that I exemplify?” “That’s exactly what I mean, son.” Wow, I thought. I’ve never done that before! Let’s see, Perhaps I should take them one at a time. • Love........................... 6 • Joy............................. 8 • Peace.......................... 9 • Long Suffering.......... 6 • Gentleness................. 3 • Goodness................... 4 • Faith........................... 8 • Meekness................... 1 • Temperance............... 8 • Total..................... 53 “UGM, It looks like you may be half way or a little better; but, you may have judged yourself a wee bit liberal. I think you might better fine tune your thinking.” The Lord said. As I began to meditate on each one of these I began to remember the times that I had opportunity to exemplify one or the other of these fruit; and, I realized that the Lord was right. I was thinking more highly of myself than I ought. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Romans 12:3 I then counted my inventory again, this time recollecting many former moments of failure. • Love......................... 4 • Joy........................... 7 • Peace........................ 9 • Long Suffering........ 3 • Gentleness............... 3 • Goodness................. 3 • Faith......................... 9 • Meekness................. 1 • Temperance............. 5 • Total.................... 44 That is more like it, Son.” God exclaimed joyously, “Now, it is time for you to go back to living the life I have created for you and to begin to exemplify that which I have called you to. Boy, had I been brought to another divine understanding! God had not upbraided me but He had certainly gotten my attention! James 1:5 KJV If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR INVENTORY YET? I am convinced that every believer should do this as soon as possible. Without a doubt God truly motivated me to GET WITH IT BY SHOWING ME THIS ROUTINE. And, a routine it is! I intend to do this at the end of every day for the rest of my life; and, I believe that you should do it also. I am now more motivated that I have ever been, to as much as possible, during every transaction of life, bear the fruit of the spirit. Now, I have heard the scriptural argument, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5 KJV When you study the context of Paul’s intent you will discover that Paul was talking about salvation. He had no reference to the fruit we exemplify as the Holy Ghost manifests through us. A larder is a cool area for storing food prior to use. Larders were commonplace in houses before the widespread use of the refrigerator. Essential qualities of a larder are that it should be: • As cool as possible • Close to food preparation areas • Constructed so as to exclude flies and vermin • Easy to keep clean • Equipped with shelves and cupboards appropriate to the food being stored. You see, your larder is the place where your fruit is stored, awaiting the coming judgement of the Lord. I like to think that we will spiritually feast on that fruit at the marriage supper of the Lamb, spoken of in the book of Revelation. I don’t know about you, I want an abundant supply to present to the Lord as my love offering for the gifts he gave me when He baptized me with the Holy Ghost and for purging and cleansing me with the fire of His Holy Spirit so that I may be invited to that feast. Won’t you join me and take inventory every night. Take it while every encounter with a living creature is fresh in your mind. The Lord has reminded me that the total from each day should then be averaged with the previous total so that you can ascertain what remains in your larder. Give it to the Lord and ask Him to multiply it; and, multiply it He will. “And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.” Deuteronomy 30:5 KJV “As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness; being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:9-11 (KJV) Hallelujah! What a blessing! Our Father has given us a pathway to follow, that we might bear fruit for His kingdom; and, for the marriage table which is even now being set. Wes Trying to live down a bad reputation? Lifescope says, “Your name reflects your character!” A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. The character of even a child can be known by the way he acts – whether what he does is pure and right. If you profit from constructive criticism you will be elected to the wise men’s hall of fame. But to reject criticism is to harm yourself . . . A good reputation is more valuable than the most expensive perfume. As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. God’s truth stands firm like a great rock, and nothing can shake it. It is a foundation stone with these words written on it: “The Lord knows those who are really His,” and “A person who calls himself a Christian should not be doing things that are wrong.” In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing, so that no one can speak a word of blame against you. You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of people who are crooked and stubborn. Shine out among them like beacon lights, holding out to them the Word of Life. Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who, though He was God, did not demand and cling to His rights as God, but laid aside His mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. He humbled Himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross. Yet it was because of this that God raised Him up to the heights of heaven and gave Him a name which is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Taken from Pr. 22, 10, 20, 15, Ec. 7, 10, II Tim. 2, Phil. 2, The New International Version, The Revised Standard Version and The Living Bible. For free Lifescope book, write to Box 1575, Carlsbad, NM 88221. Please send $1.00 for postage and handling. “PUNS OF THE CENTURY” A sailor was caught AWOL as he tried to sneak on board his ship at about 3 am. The chief petty officer spied him and ordered the sailor to stop. The officer ordered the sailor, “Take this broom and sweep every link on this anchor chain by morning or it’s the brig for you!” The sailor picked up the broom and started to sweep the chain. Just then, a tern landed on the broom handle. The sailor yelled at the bird to leave, but it didn’t. The lad picked the tern off the broom handle, giving the bird a toss. The bird left, only to return and light once again on the broom handle. The I was struggling to figure out how lightning works, then it struck me. Abhijeet - New Delhi I’m bad at math, so the equation 2n+2n is 4n to me. - Abhit A rule of grammar: double negatives are a no-no. - Zac Hill My son’s spelling test consisted of TRADE YOUR UN-UTILIZED CARS and TRUCKS FOR GENEROUS TAX CREDITS sailor went through the same routine all over again, with the same result. He couldn’t get any cleaning done because he could only sweep at the chain once or twice before the silly bird came back. When morning came, so did the chief petty officer, to check up on his wayward sailor. “What on earth have you been doing all night? This chain is no cleaner than when you started! 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ENJOY! (575) 812-9898 (575) 812-9898 Welcome Home Bible Studies Christian Fellowship 1601 Hawaii Ave Prayer Meetings Christian Counseling Alamogordo, NM 88310 Sunday Worship Ministy Opportunity The Peoples Voice Below are just a few examples of words I hear people speak regularly to themselves, their children and each other. They say: Instead Say: You’re killing me I Thank God for you You’ll never amount to anything You can accomplish anything We can’t afford that We’ll pray for provision You’re so stupid You are so intelligent Don’t wreck the car Drive safely My diabetes is killing me I thank God for perfect health You’re going to give me a heart attack You bless my heart I’m scared Thank you for courage I’m sorry I apologize LIFE and DEATH ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE Perhaps we should concentrate on speaking life instead of death to all Ferguson Inequality, Prejudice, Race, Racial, Sin November 28, 2014 This was written by American footballer Benjamin Watson. The post will speak for itself: At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts: • I’M ANGRY, because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes. • I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios. • I’M FEARFUL, because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt. • I’M EMBARRASSED, because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment. • I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day. • I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point. • I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others. • I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace. • I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right. • I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails. • I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing. • I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope. THE SPOKESMEN 10 Sage is an herb. The leaf is used to make medicine. Sage (n.1) Look up sage at Dictionary.com kind of herb (Salvia officinalis), early 14c., from Old French sauge (13c.), From Latin salvia, from salvus “healthy” (see safe (adj.)). So called for its healing or preserving qualities (it was used to keep teeth clean and relieve sore gums, and boiled in water to make a drink to alleviate arthritis). In English folklore, sage, like parsley, is said to grow best where the wife is dominant. In late Old English as salvie, directly from Latin. Compare German Salbei, also from Latin.sage (adj.) Look up sage at dictionary.com”wise,” c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French sage “wise, knowledgeable, learned; shrewd, skillful” (11c.), from Gallo-Roman *sabius, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere “have a taste, have good taste, be wise,” from PIE root *sap- “to taste” (see sap (n.1)). Meaning “characterized by wisdom” is from 1530s. Related: Sageness.sage (n.2) Look up sage at Dictionary. com”man of profound wisdom,” mid-14c., from sage (adj.). Originally applied to the Seven Sages -- Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus. Folk medicine has been used for centuries longer than our current system of medicine. Jesus statement, “Laughter doeth good like a medicine” certainly indicates that medicine does good; therefore, I submit that one should never set medicine aside simply because he has faith that God has healed him. It may just be that God will use medicine as the agent He has provided to effect the healing He performed on the cross 2000 years ago. By the same token, we Christians should not consider the use of herbal medicine by the Indians and other races to be occult in any way; although, some of the rituals performed during the administration of it may well have be occult. I will leave that to God and accept that the medicine administered still performed it’s intended work, in spite of faulty administration. Sage is used for: Digestive problems, including: • Loss of appetite, • Gas (flatulence), • Stomach pain (gastritis), • Diarrhea, • Bloating, • Heartburn. It is also used for: • Reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva; • Depression, From page 4 - False Gods Submit Your Story To The Spokesmen It is Easy Write or copy your story (500 words or less) and email it to [email protected] Be sure to include pictures These should be in .jpg or .psd format if possible Articles should refrain from critical, profane or lewd language and please do not include phoros of a sexual nature. Think of the Spokesmen as ‘your’ newspaper and help us make the best presentation possible to ‘your’ newspaper’s readers. Advertising content in articles may include contact information only The Peoples Voice modern life, but also it is in many ways the mother of all the other commandments. Why is it relevant today? Because today we have as many false gods as the ancients did. And why is it the mother of all the other commandments? Because if we identify false gods and avoid worshipping them, we will eliminate one of the greatest barriers to a good world. So, let’s begin by defining a false god. The point of biblical monotheism is that there is only one god and that only this God, the Creator of the universe who demands that we keep these Ten Commandments, is to be worshiped. Why? First, because one God means one human race. Only if we all have the same Creator, or Father, as it were, are we are all brothers and sisters. Second, having the same parent also means that no person is intrinsically more valuable than any other. And third, one God means one moral standard for all people. If God declares murder wrong, it is wrong for everyone, and you can’t go to another god for another moral standard. When anything else is worshipped, bad things result. Not only things that can obviously lead to evil such as the worship of power, or race, or money, or flag. But also things that are almost always seen as quite beautiful — such as art, or education or even love. Yes, any of these often wonderful things, when worshipped, can lead to terrible results. Take art. Many of the cruelest humans in history loved beautiful music and art. But, as a music lover, I learned early in life the sad fact that great music can be used to inspire people to follow evil just as much as it can be used to inspire people to do good. The great Hollywood director Stanley Kubrick vividly made this point in his classic 1971 film, “A Clockwork Orange,” based on the Stanley Burgess novel. In it, men rape and murder while classical music plays in the background. The Nazis had prisoner orchestras play classical music while Jews were led to gas chambers. Take education. We all recognize how important education can be — from preparing people to join the modern workforce to understanding the world. But education in and of itself, divorced from the higher ends of God and goodness, can, and often has, led to great evil. Many of the best-educated people in Germany supported Hitler and the Nazis. Professor Peter Merkl of the University of California at Santa Barbara studied 581 Nazis and found that Germans with a high school education “or even university study” were more likely to be antisemitic than those with less education (“Political Violence under the Swastika,” Princeton University Press). And almost all of the Western world’s supporters of the genocidal regimes of Stalin in the Soviet Union and Mao in China were highly educated. Education is morally useful when it is a means to the higher ends of God and goodness. The same holds true even of love. Love, of course, is so often beautiful. But it, too, can lead to evil. In the 20th century people who put love of country or love of ideology — of an unattainable dream • Memory loss, • Alzheimer's disease. Women use sage for: • Painful menstrual periods, • To correct excessive milk flow during nursing, • To reduce hot flashes during menopause. Sage is applied directly to the skin for : • Cold sores; • Gum disease (gingivitis); • Sore mouth, throat or tongue; • Swollen, painful nasal passages. Some people inhale sage for asthma. In foods, sage is used as a commonly used spice. In manufacturing, sage is used as a fragrance component in soaps and cosmetics. How does it work? Alters chemical imbalances in the brain that cause symptoms of Alzheimer's and other diseases How is it administered? • Inhalation of the smoke as it burns • By drinking a tea made from the leaves • By boiling the leaves to extract the medicinal qualities and applying to The Skin of • A wound • A bruise • A Sprain • An Arthritic joint. • By swabbing the mouth with the mixture • By swabbing the nasal passages • By mixing with Menthol salve and applying to the chest to speed the healing of pneumonia. Unless one has an allergy to sage, it may be worth a try. I know that my youth was spent playing and rolling in it, always with a clear head, especially when the tiny yellow flowers covered every branch of the bush and the aroma of it’s pollen filled the air. On the other time, at that season of every year my mother was forced to abandon us and retreat to Oklahoma in order to get away from the Arizona desert which was filled with folk medicines that seemed to help some of us while harming others. To conclude, wisdom should act as the Sage, and teach us to tread softly when using any folk remedy; and, to above all, tread VERY softly when applying any of the new, man made ones. Discretion say’s, ‘God most certainly knows more about medicine than any pharmacist! Charles W. Bush for humanity — above love of God and goodness often committed terrible evil. And here’s a test for you: Imagine that the pet you love and a stranger — a person you don’t know and therefore could not possibly love — are drowning. Do you first try to save your pet or the stranger? Well, if love is an end in itself, you save your pet. But if you hold human life as a higher value than love, you won’t follow love. This commandment made the ethical revolution of the Bible and of the Ten Commandments — what is known as ethical monotheism — possible. Worship the God of the Ten Commandments and you will make a good world. Worship a false god — no matter how noble sounding — and you will end up with evil. Otero Hunger Coalition A member of the Otero Hunger Coalition Board has volunteered to create a database of all the Churches in Alamogordo. We hope to publish both an email and paper copy newsletter and want to make sure that all emails are correct in our database. If you wish to provide an email address and/or contact person, please contact us at (575) 491-1832 or (575) 585-3149. Fighting hunger is an ongoing battle. At the present time there are six kitchens that operate in local Alamogordo Churches six days a week and The House of Prayer kitchen for the homeless. We are presently expanding the efforts of Food Rescue in our county which helps the existing food pantries that are affliated with the Roadrunner Food Bank. We applaud your efforts in the fight against hunger and muchly appreciate your support and prayers. 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To whom is he explainare not going to “figure it out” ing his message? To children without the author telling us weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? what it means. 10 For it is: Do this, do God is not limited to a book we can put on a shelf. He has that, a rule for this, a rule for many ways of speaking to us. that; a little here, a little there.” 11 Very well then, with forThe young may see visions and the old dream dreams, or vice eign lips and strange tongues versa. The events of life itself God will speak to this people, 12 to whom he said, “This may speak to us if we are listening. We strive to learn to hear is the resting place, let the him as he is the center of all weary rest”; and, “This is the things. He is still writing – on place of repose”— but they would not listen. our hearts! 13 So then, the word of the The mind, without Christ, constructs its own theology. LORD to them will become: Knowing Christ is not theol- Do this, do that, a rule for this, ogy, it is knowing God him- a rule for that; a little here, a self, the revealer of all truth. little there— so that as they go The Alternative? The prophet they will fall backward; they speaks forth wisdom on this will be injured and snared and captured. matter (Isaiah 29:9-13 NIV): From page 5 - Muslims If You Are Contemplating Discarding A Computer Of Any Kind Please Contact: The Library of Congress provides Congress with objective research to inform the legislative process, administers the national copyright system, and manages the largest collection of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in the world. 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Library of Congress While Islamic law prohibits (does not allow) dead meat, this does not apply to fish and locusts.Also, hadith literature prohibits beasts having sharp canine teeth, birds having claws and tentacles in their feet, Jallalah (animals whose meat stinks because they feed on filth), tamed donkeys, and any piece cut from a living animal. Muslim apostates Most interpretations (or ways of understanding Sharia) do not allow Muslims to convert to other religions. This is strictly forbidden, and is called apostasy. In Muslim theology, apostasy is equal to treason. In most interpretations of Sharia, the punishment for apostasy is death. However, in some interpretations, there is no capital punishment for a Muslim who peacefully converts away from Islam (i.e. without becoming violent or aggressive towards the Muslims). In many Muslim countries, some people may be accused of apostasy even if they have non-conventional (non-traditional or unusual) interpretations of the Quran. The severe persecution of the famous expert in Arabic literature, Prof. Nasir Hamid Abu Zayd, is an example of this. In some countries, Sunni and Shia Muslims often accuse each other of apostasy. Many people explain the current civil conflict in Iraq by pointing to the very harsh religious opposition between Sunnis and Shias in the country. Wikipedia THE SPOKESMEN I always prayed before my trigonometry tests. I was hoping for a sine from above. I wondered why my geometry class was always tired. They were all out of shape. In high school I recall having a beautiful but difficult math teacher. She was easy on the eyes and hard on the pupils! I was kicked out of math class for one too many infractions. I’ve failed the mathematics test so many times I lost count. I didn’t understand the math, so the teacher summed it up for me. After periodic doubts about his vocational calling, the young chemistry teacher concluded he was out of his element. 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A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family.” Teacher: “Kids,what does the chicken give you?” Student: “Meat!” Teacher: “Very good! Now what does the pig give you?” Student: “Bacon!” Teacher: “Great! And what does the fat cow give you?” Student: “Homework!” What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down? It gets toad away. Q: What did the duck say when he bought lipstick? A: “Put it on my bill.” Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?” The engineer sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?” The interviewer replies, “Yeah, but The Peoples Voice you started it.” Wife: “I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?” Husband: “You have perfect eyesight.” A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won’t tell the kids what kind of meat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess. The dad said, “Well it’s what Mommy calls me sometimes.” The little girl screamed to her brother, “Don’t eat it. Its a horses b---! A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, “The driver just insulted me!” The man says, “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.” Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit. A husband got his mother-in-law a cemetery plot for Christmas. It came with a coffin, tomb stone, the works. Next Christmas comes by and the husband gets her nothing. When the mother-in-law asks, “Why didn’t you get me a gift?” The husband says, “You haven’t used the one I got you last year!” Three men all die on Christmas Day and arrive at the pearly gates. Peter greets them and tells them that they are all evil men who should go to hell, but because it’s Christmas, he’ll let them into heaven if they have something representing the holiday with them. One of the guys has a Christmas ornament, and gets let in. Another guy has pine needles on his shirt, and gets let in. The third guy pulls out a pair of panties. “How do those represent Christmas?” asks Peter. “These are Carol’s.” A little boy wants a bike for Christmas really badly, but the kid is a real bad seed, and he knows it. He writes a letter to Jesus. “Dear Jesus, if I get a bike for Christmas, I’ll be good for a whole week.” He thinks about it, crosses out what he wrote, and says, “I can’t be good for a whole week, I’ll be good for five days.” He crosses that out and writes, “I’ll be good for four days.” Then he thinks again and says, “Can’t do that.” He gets down to one day and says, “I can’t even be good for a day.” Then in frustration, goes in his mother’s room and gets the statue of the Virgin Mary, wraps it up in a blanket, puts it in a paper bag, throws it in the closet and says, “Dear Jesus, if I don’t get a bike for Christmas, you’ll never see your mother again!” Q: Why doesn’t Dracula have any friends? A: Because he is a pain in the neck. 10 Facts About You: 1. You’re reading this now. 2. You’re realizing that this is a stupid fact. 4. You didn’t notice I skipped number 3. 5. You’re checking now. 6. You’re smiling. 7. You’re still reading this even though it is stupid. 9. You didn’t notice I skipped number 8. 10.You’re checking again and smiling because you fell for it again. 11. You’re enjoying this. 12. You didn’t realize I said 10 facts not 12. Q: Why is England the wettest country? A: Because so many kings and queens have been reigning there. Two mental patients were walking next to a swimming pool. One jumped into the pool and the other jumped in to save him. Their doctor saw the rescue and called the rescuer to his office. “Due to your actions, it appears your mental state is fine,” the doctor said to the patient, “You can go home to your family, but before you do, you should know that the person you saved hung himself today.” The patient replied, “He didn’t hang himself; I hung him there to dry.” Ralph is driving home one evening, when he suddenly realizes that it’s his daughter’s birthday and he hasn’t bought her a present. He drives to the mall, runs to the toy store, and says to the shop assistant, “How much is that Barbie in the window?” In a condescending manner, she says, “Which Barbie?” She continues, “We have Barbie Goes to the Gym for $19.95, Barbie Goes to the Ball for $19.95, Barbie Goes Shopping for $19.95, Barbie Goes to the Beach for $19.95, Barbie Goes Nightclubbing for $19.95, and Divorced Barbie for $265.00.” Ralph asks, “Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.00 when all the others are only $19.95?” “That’s obvious,” the saleslady says. “Divorced Barbie comes with Ken’s house, Ken’s car, Ken’s boat, Ken’s furniture...” Do not be racist; be like Mario. He’s an Italian plumber, who was made by the Japanese, speaks English, looks like a Mexican, jumps like a black man, and grabs coins like a Jew! Yo momma is so fat, when she sat on an iPod, she made the iPad!
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