Perception is a mirror showing what is there, and interpreted by the beholder in accord to their desires, dreams, and expectations. Rarely does truth of the image, and the beholders desired truth, match as one and the same.
Hi Snow and Sargeking,
Some interesting reading.
‘Perception Versus Knowledge’
‘Sanity And Perception’
Ignore the capitalized words because someone's Ego did that. They are not the original text.
And this also:
Lesson 130 from ACIM
 June 26, 2016 at 3:59pm
WOLD – another perspective, consider the interplay of the Middle East, and parts of Africa and Europe as a more complex mess that is akin to Europe just before the First World War kicked off.
Same basis for events to happen, same chance for ignition of a regional war, much greater potential for it to escalate beyond anything we have seen before.
 June 26, 2016 at 3:56pm
The politics of the Middle East are often shifting, chaotic, and of allies-of-convenience; each government has challenges to stability, order, and survival of the leaders.
Israel, and Turkey, have been allies, unofficially, with one another, for some time, to counter Syria, and the USSR. Today its more on dealing with ISIS and Russia; along with control and development of the substantial gas and oil fields found in the Eastern Med off of Cyprus.
 June 26, 2016 at 10:17am
And, in the spirit of “King Obama” the Iraqi government seems to be pulling another fast one.
For the ‘liberation’ of Fallujah is, according to many other sources in Europe and the Middle East, only 1/3 complete; the ‘call from the center of the city’ declaring it free of ISIS, is, hypocritical at best, and outright deceptive at worst.
I imagine Obama has been pressuring them to give the declaration of victory, and to let ISIS alone afterward.
Did you read the article? They took the city center last week, and took the final remaining ISIS controlled neighborhood this morning.
Good news from Iraq is not a bad thing. It sheds light on the chaos that was created when Obama hastily pulled out to fulfill an ill advised campaign promise.
 June 25, 2016 at 5:59pm
No, just his Socialist ilk who are becoming desperate to hold onto their acquired power and control of the wealth.
BR-exit shook them to the core of their ideological foundations, as it was here at home, with the Tea Party shakeup against the left in 2010, 2012. Reality has hit home, hard, and they now see the edge of the abyss before them, larger than life.
Fear has brought out desperation, and in that desperation, they are capable of doing anything to hold onto it: ANYTHING
Then someone like Boris Johnson needs to give them a push over the edge.
"Online petitions – which take little more than a valid email address to sign up for and are easy to game – are very poor measures of popular opinion"
...and just about how democrats want to secure the vote here in the USA.
I don't mean to hijack a conversation but here is the gag.
The EU was about to announce the formation of an EU army. A military arm of the EU, of which Britain would be a part of. Check this out: The CIA and the Americans, of which I am one, ain't gonna' put up with that,
The Brits are OUR brothers and sisters, not yours you EU scum. And don't you forget it.
Why would they need to do that when NATO already provides the same service, and EU membership is not a requirement? Where do you come up with this stuff? An EU military would not only be redundant with NATO, it would also be inferior to it - which is pretty shocking considering what a gem NATO has become.
 June 25, 2016 at 11:36am
Yes, he is, in all of the wrong ways.
Side note, could you imagine Obama riding on the tank like that, and then the main gun fires?
Talk about bad vibrations…and the ultimate nutcracker maneuver!!!
Christian Republicans gave us the TSA, the Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, ignore FISA courts, etc... They did nothing to stop, probably greatly expanded, NSA spying on American citizens, recently (this month?)approved warrantless tapping of electronic communications, and say there all pro 2A except in places where they happen to be themselves.
 June 25, 2016 at 11:34am
Once again, the uncontrolled, unchecked, absolute madness of Obama continues to reap the harvest he sewed with the Arab Spring and supporting the radical Psychotic Islamic Sharia of ISIS and their ilk.
 June 25, 2016 at 9:35am
Just one more proof in insanity of the damage done to our nation by the Progressives domination of our education system. In a few years, watch for him to run for Congress.
Obama already did. He said he will negotiate with the EU and UK can go suk it. That it makes no sense to negotiate with each country individually in trade agreements and to open the big market so now they will be at the end of his line (probably behind all of the illegals coming to the U.S. to vote democrat)
Make no mistake Snow. They will pull out every stop to flood the UK with misery as quickly as possible. This, before the elections in November to show everybody the wisdom of the new world order and the utter futility or resisting it.
Patriots, set aside the Trump vs Cruz thing. I get where you are coming from. We must not let Clinton the murderer gain office or we are in deep crap. Come on guys.
We have proven to be the cowards our Founding Fathers wrote about.
This generation of Americans is the generation of Americans who are
ALLOWING America to be destroyed from within just as our Founding Fathers
wrote would happen.For this reason there will never be an event that will
Trigger a reaction , we didn't protect our grade school children from the left.
I know that, you know that , you just won't admit it
 June 24, 2016 at 5:40pm
Reprehensible and more.
With the changes being forged by Obama, and the Socialist Democrats, are manifestly making our armed forces PC, and undermining, one step at a time, the very front line defenders of our freedom.
Given Obama’s and the lefts view of armed forces of America being ‘instruments of political and colonial oppression” I am honestly not surprised, the damage he and his ilk have done to our nation will take generations to undo.
Still blaming " Them " for America's continuing destruction I see.
America is being destroyed from within due to the cowardice of most of the
God,Country and Family types,Conservatives and gun owners of today's America.
Guess it is far easier to turn a blind eye to the truth than to face the Evil left
This will put a fork in our already diminished military. The prog goal has been to destroy our military, for without our military nobody will want to attack us. This will so undermine discipline all hell will break out. Damn I'm glad I was in when sanity still held sway. Opos is on a mission to do as much possible damage as he can with his remaining time, he sees the writing on the wall and it spells TRUMP.
Sadly this is a lost cause. Even in Israel where many devout Jews reject Christ and hew only to the Old Testament which requires death to the gays, the LGBT community is openly accepted in that country (not to mention the fact that the government supplies free abortions at taxpayer expense, supplemented by US foreign aid).
Among God's chosen people, the people of Israel, their military allows the LGBT communitity to serve:
"Openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers serve without hindrance in all branches of the military. Discrimination against gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers in recruitment, placement and promotion is prohibited in Israel."
Sadly our country is following the lead of Israel and God's chosen people. But on the other hand nobody to my knowledge has accused the Israeli army of being ineffective or lacking bravery or resolve because they allow gays to serve their country openly. I think the military has decided they want the best soldiers they can get even if they are gay.
I see a lot of friendly fire incidents in our future.
If Dr's who treat the mental imbalanced say that Transexuals are not stable and that it's a mental disorder how can this be done in good faith. Being a Marine Combat veteran I think that Obama and his administration are mentally unstable and our Generals and SOD must speak up. Then again these people are hand picked by our Gay president, so much for that idea. I guess American is run by a bunch of limp wrist.
 June 24, 2016 at 3:23pm
Internet freedom for speech, chances of prosperity via commerce, and more…
All such things are the bane of Socialist Democrats and Communists, hence, why Obama is so desperate to give control of it away.
Personally, I expect there will be a frenzy on the markets for a time, as reality and new paradigms are established.
The main part, is what will the rest of the EU leaders, and for that matter, what Obama will decide to do next – will they let it be as it is, or sanctions of economic, and even military usage of force to ‘correct the problem’?
Given Obama’s hatred for England, and for free people in general, I will not be shocked in the least if he turns to military might, and even demand, via the UN, other nations join in.
Following the e-mail stories is like watching the Gilligan's Island TV series. Just when you think the castaways (kankles) are about to be rescued (arrested), Gilligan (DOJ, State Dept.) screws it up. Note: In the TV series, they never do get off the island.
Snow, We've been a Banana Republic for quite some time now.