User Profile: AwakenedAtLast

AwakenedAtLast

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  • [6] October 4, 2014 at 5:40pm

    Yes, let’s put all the little precious snowflakes in full hazmat gear and make sure they all have on helmets each time they go out to play lest they should fall down and skin their knees or get a bruise, God forbid. I’m telling you what!!!!!!!!!! We are raising a bunch of sissies and pansies who will be incapable of enduring any type of physical pain at all during the course of their entire lives. When are people going to understand that the Garden of Eden doesn’t exist anymore and we live on planet Earth and kids are going to have accidents and get hurt from time to time. That’s just the way it is. When is society going to stop trying to protect them from every little bump and scrape that may come along in the course of their growing years? This is a part of CHILDHOOD!!!!! It’s bad enough that parents can no longer allow their children to even ride their bikes anymore throughout their own neighborhoods for fear a “child molester” is lurking around the corner to snatch them away or allow them to walk down their own street with their little friends. Now, they are being denied the simple pleasure of SWINGING? WHY? Is it because the school is afraid of being sued or because their insurance company suggested it to save on their premiums. This is an absolute outrage and the parents need to SPEAK UP and LET THEIR VOICES BE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR!!! How insane is this?

  • October 4, 2014 at 5:23pm

    Con’t – and that he just had a drinking problem, which they eventually always caught onto sooner or later. He moved us from GA to Oregon FOUR TIMES!!! We eventually wound up in GA where family was. I could write a book about our travels. They were not sight-seeing tours, I can tell you that!! I did get to see Mount St. Helens from a distance after it blew riding down the freeway a time or two. We were always too broke to do anything or take in any tours or anything of that sort. But God looked out after us and kept us safe and even prevented us from freezing to death a couple of times – once when we were stranded out in the middle of nowhere between The Sisters Mountains – the dog froze to death when we let him out to pee, lol – but we made it. The other time was in Laramie, Wyoming. Temperatures got down to -75 degrees (wind-chill factor). We were living out of our car. Like I said, God was good and provided the things we needed to survive and used many people to help us as well. I’ll never forget the kindnesses shown to us over the years and I always try to help out others, no matter if they are up to no good or not. After all, I look to God for recompense – not the ones who I help. I consider it just paying it forward. Anyway, I just thought I would share.

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  • October 4, 2014 at 5:17pm

    I was married to an alcoholic for 18 1/2 years. The only time he held on to a real job was twice for 9 months each time. The rest of the time he worked for himself and in both situations, we never saw the money. He didn’t believe in paying the rent. He would always pay the deposit, get us all moved in and settled and then just stop paying until we eventually always got evicted. He was allergic to bills, to say the least. We had three children. I raised my children in church, no matter where we were at the time and loved the Lord, but we had a very difficult time financially and that is un understatement, but we must have been really blessed because in all those years, I don’t ever remember standing on a corner with a sign asking for anything. People always seemed to come to the rescue and we were always saved by the skin of our teeth due to the kindness of others. Sometimes, churches would help, sometimes, people from a church would help, and sometimes just plain folks not affiliated with any church would help. My husband was a real likable fellow. We never had to ask anyone for anything, it was always offered. However, I felt really bad each time we got into a pickle, which seemed like all the time. I finally got out the marriage. I literally had to crawl my way out and I never looked back, but the Lord really was there for us. I didn’t do drugs, wasn’t a drinker, even though he was, and I think people could just see that at least one of us was really trying – Con’t.

  • [35] October 4, 2014 at 10:38am

    I live in Georgia. I called my representative, Senator Isakson and spoke with one of his staff members. I was asking her what Congress was doing about the Ebola problem since the President has decided to not close the borders and not to stop flights coming in from these countries. After much discussion, including one that involved an inmate right up the road from us in Cobb County, GA being tested for Ebola because he was sick and had just made a trip to Africa before being arrested, she, first of all, lied to me, telling me that the man had been incarcerated for quite some time and had not been to Africa, after which I read her the article concerning his trip there and that he had been arrested for a DUI and had not been in jail but for a day. Then, she starts spinning it, as is usual, telling me that Congress isn’t in session, and even if they were, that legislating anything would take too long. Towards the end of our discussion, she told me the bottom line is, is that we are totally dependent upon the CDC for anything and everything concerning this threat to our country, but that we were in good hands and she trusted them. I told her about the conversation an AP reporter had with the head of the CDC and that the reporter appeared to have known more about this disease than the head of the CDC, but that didn’t seem to sink in at all with her. So I guess that’s it!! We have to rely on this incompetent group of people for our lives now. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

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  • September 17, 2014 at 7:21pm

    Okay everyone – CALL your senators and representatives TOMMORROW MORNING, bright and EARLY on this!!!! I MEAN IT!!!! CALL!!!! Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and CALL!!! – to MAKE SURE this HAPPENS!!!!! Okay?

  • [4] September 17, 2014 at 7:05pm

    Price_of_Freedom: HILARIOUS!!! As well as “biohazard23″!!

  • September 17, 2014 at 6:53pm

    Entrix: Yes!!! One good turn certainly deserves another!!! It’s all out of concern, of course!!

  • [2] September 17, 2014 at 6:47pm

    Con’t. – She carried me full term, kept me, and subsequently married a wonderful man who later became disabled after she gave birth to two more children. In those days, there was no help from outside government sources for caring for her husband and something had to go. For whatever reason, DFCS got involved and convinced her to give me up as the burden was too great on her to care for not only her disabled husband, but three children, so of course, I was chosen as the one who needed to go. It was pretty evident in the paperwork by the court transcripts that DFCS talked her into it. I have always hated DFCS and now more than ever!! They have people working for them who are underpaid, under qualified, and half the time, don’t even have children of their own!! To top this off, the foster homes they put these children in are most of the time, WORSE than what they are trying to remove them from!! I have since reunited with both my sister and my brother and are meeting them for the first time next month. I am so excited. We have spent hours on the phone w/each other and shared many pictures and stories. My sister was finally told about me when she was 16 and resented my mom for a long time until we got together over the phone. I told her she shouldn’t resent my mom for this and I shared all the adoption papers with her. It has been a wonderful healing process for all of us knowing the TRUTH finally!! NO THANKS TO DFCS!!!

  • [2] September 17, 2014 at 6:41pm

    I am 61 years of age and am adopted. When I took a student abroad trip a few years ago, I was required to get a passport, which required a “birth certificate”. The only thing I had was a “Live Birth Certificate”. It doesn’t give a mother’s name, father’s name, time or place of birth, hospital, or doctor helping with the birth. All it states is a City and State with my name on it. Anyway, it wasn’t good enough for the government. I had to get a “long-form” birth certificate and while doing so, I was asked all kinds of questions, including if I wanted to find my “real” mother, etc. I sent off for it after answering all the questions, and of course, curiosity being what it is and all, I checked the little box by the question with a “yes”!! After returning from my trip, curiosity finally got the best of me after receiving just a smidgeon of information concerning all this and I was offered by the State to pursue a “search” with the help of State approved agencies. I finally got around to paying the money and FOUND my sister and brother. My Mother had already passed, but I received a plethora of information. After reading all the material concerning my adoption, I discovered that the State had talked my Mom into giving me away; evidently she was resentful towards me because she had gotten herself involved with a man, at her mother’s insistence, because he was a “rich” rancher. When she became pregnant, he immediately left her high & dry. Con’t.

  • [2] September 14, 2014 at 4:27pm

    nzkiwi: What I want to know is, if Israel has stopped selling them concrete, WHERE are they getting it from? WHO are they buying it from?

  • September 10, 2014 at 1:16am

    kcuris: I went to the link you posted, but I can’t watch ANY of the videos because of a pop-up ad that keeps playing over and over and over and over and over . . . well, you get it. There is no way to stop it. It just keeps going. What can I type in on YouTube to pull up these videos? Even when I hit the “subscribe” button on the various videos within the site, then when I go to You Tube and sign in, the subscription doesn’t show up. Any suggestions?

  • [1] September 5, 2014 at 1:53pm

    That’s it? ONE terrorist? How many strikes? And all they got was ONE terrorist? UNBELIEVABLE!!!

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  • [3] September 4, 2014 at 3:20pm

    Okay, this is where I and many other folks get confused. Will someone please explain to me WHY, if the Iraqi soldiers were armed and on a base, did they suddenly change their clothing into civilian clothing from their uniforms, drop their weapons and run? I mean, if someone was coming after me and I KNEW their aim was to kill me, I would rather die trying to survive by defending myself than to just submit to these barbarians!!! What are we missing here? Were they not armed? Also, it looks like there were thousands of them being herded along a trail. It appears they outnumbered their attackers. Are the photos and videos misleading? Please explain why they were so terrified, they just submitted? Were they outnumbered? Were they out of ammunition? Were they armed? Please explain. I just don’t feel like we have enough information about this. Everyone keeps saying they just dropped their weapons and ran. Why would they do that?

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  • [8] September 1, 2014 at 4:56pm

    Jeninfl: I too, stand 150% with them and for them. They are 100% correct!! I can only hope that it will be one of the letters he actually takes the time to read. I wrote him a letter awhile back concerning the AHCA. I told him how wonderful the old health care system was in America in that I had not one, but two serious operations with no money and no insurance – explaining the great access I had when I needed regardless of my personal financial situation. I explained to him the help I received with different programs both times that had nothing to do with the government, but through the free market capital system which had special research programs financed by private donations and how wonderful the outcome was in both situations. I then proceeded to tell him what happened when I became disabled and had to rely on the Medicare program and what a disaster the operation turned out to be because in my situation, it was a very bad decision based upon requirements churned out by people who know nothing about individual cases and what is medically needed. I told him in the letter that there is a huge difference between having access to medical care and having a medical card that may or may not give you the access you need. I was very detailed, polite, and kept my points strictly to the issue at hand. Who knows if he ever read it; but at least I know I tried to let him know how I felt about it and the horrors that are happening due to a government regulated health care system.

  • September 1, 2014 at 4:31pm

    Con’t. Sometimes when we have just a few folks there it is really audibly obvious that I don’t repeat this particular part of the creed, but still, no one says anything, not to mention the fact I am sitting on the piano bench in front of the entire congregation up on a stage so my silence is really noticed even more. But I am not going to say something I don’t believe in, no matter the situation.

  • [-2] September 1, 2014 at 4:29pm

    “I belong to a local United Methodist Church where I am the pianist. We have a creed we recite every Sunday morning during the service. It goes as follows:

    I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day He arose from the dead; He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic** church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

    Amen”

    When we get to the part about the ‘holy catholic church’ – I always remain silent because I don’t believe in paying any homage to the catholic church. Although I have been told repeatedly that this isn’t referring to the Catholic Church, but only to the unified congregation of Christians, I still have trouble repeating this and I refuse to do so. I am continually asking that it be removed because it tends to give new people who are not familiar with the Methodist Church a wrong impression because of the words ‘holy catholic’, no matter WHAT the original intent of it was and it turns a lot of people off. But the church has ignored me. No one ever gives me a hard time about the fact I don’t repeat this part of the creed. – con’t.

  • [-1] August 11, 2014 at 11:38pm

    Oh, I almost forgot to put the title of his piece in. It was called, “The Peace Plan”

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  • August 11, 2014 at 11:37pm

    Con’t. –

    5) No “students” over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don’t attend classes, they get a “D” and it’s back home baby.

    6) The US will make a strong effort to become self sufficient energy wise. This will include developing non-polluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.

    7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don’t like it, we go someplace else.

    8) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not “interfere”. They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if any anyway.

    9) Ship the UN Headquarters to an island some place. We don’t need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, it would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.

    10) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us “Ugly Americans” any longer.

    The part about the borders was pretty awesome wasn’t it?

  • August 11, 2014 at 11:36pm

    Hey Guys!! Even though Robin Williams might have been a leftist, I thought I would share with you all something he wrote. Here it is.

    Robin Williams’ plan…(Hard to argue with this logic!)

    I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of one plan for peace. “Books, not Bombs” won’t work. The head mullahs won’t let anyone read them. If they do, they poke their eyes out.

    Here’s the plan:

    1) The US will apologize to the world for our “interference” in their affairs, past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini and the rest of them ‘good old boys’. We will never “interfere” again.

    2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don’t want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No more sneaking through holes in the fence.

    3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We’ll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France would welcome them.

    4) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist

    nation would be allowed in. If you don’t like it there, change it yourself, don’t hide here. Asylum would not ever be available to anyone. We don’t need any more cab drivers.

    con’t.

  • [2] August 10, 2014 at 4:43pm

    Are these ALL of the people who have been stuck on the mountain or just some of them? I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since I saw what has been going on there. It is absolutely heart-wrenching. WHY did Obama wait so long and send so few supplies?

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