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Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat, N.J.

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 I am what is known as a lighthouse aficionado (and there are many of us) in that I love to read about and visit lighthouses whenever I can. I view lighthouses as lonely, romantic beacons in the night  guiding  ships off the shores so they don’t sink. Here in New Jersey we have 11 land based lighthouses along the Jersey shore one of which is Barnegat Light. Last week-end the N.J Lighthouse Association sponsored their annual Lighthouse Challenge where they open all the lighthouses to the public and the idea is to visit all of them and collect a token from each one which makes for a nice  souvenir  and all contestants are eligible for a drawing in which one person wins a $1000 in prizes. The challenge is over a two day period and people from all over the state and country attend. We’ve only attended one and that was only on one day which was very nice and you meet some very nice people.

This past Sunday my wife Judy and I paid a visit to my friend of 40 years  who lives in South Jersey about two hours away from us and not far from the light  so we decided to make a day of it and visit the famous lighthouse. I’ve been there before a few years ago where I didn’t climb it, but this time I did and it is quite a work-out with 217 steps. This past summer I climbed the Cape May Lighthouse and that has 199 steps. This is much higher and took a lot out of me since I’m not in shape and older at age 67. Fortunately there were landings at various spots to stop and rest with windows looking out and information about the light and keeper’s duties. At each landing they have signs that tell you how many steps you just climbed and how many more you have to go to make it to the top. The light is 172 feet above sea level and you get quite a view from on top on a clear day. Since I get dizzy at tall heights I took a few pics from inside looking out even though they have bars all around as does Cape May light so you don’t fall or throw things off.

The light is located on beautiful grounds and there are walkways to go fishing off of as well as picnic areas and nature walks with all kinds of shrubbery and flowers. People who visit lighthouses are usually very friendly and easy to talk to and I encountered several in my climb there. I explained to one family that the keeper’s job was very a hard job as they had to climb these stairs several times a day  with a  can of kerosene in one hand and whale oil in the other and many of the keepers lasted 30 and 40 years.. The father in the family humourously replied to me “That’s because they were younger, stronger and more in shape than us. Imagine if they got to the top and said ‘Ohhh I left the matches down there.’ :D. Needless to say we both laughed.

According to a brochure I picked up from there : In 1834 the U.S. Congress appropriated $6000 to establish a lighthouse at Barnegat Inlet. The lighthouse was completed and put into service in July of 1835. At only 40 feet tall and a non- blinking light the first lighthouse in Barnegat Inlet was a miserable failure doing little to reduce the number of shipwrecks. In 1856 guided by recommendations from then Lt. George G. Meade of the U.S. Army Bureau of Topographical Engineers, Congress appropriated another $60,000 to construct a first class light at Barnegat.

A twelve-inch chunk of metal fell off the lighthouse in 1988, prompting state officials to close the tower to the public. Sidney Rothman, a local resident and unofficial keeper of the lighthouse, pushed for the tower to be restored and reopened.

Over the next two-and-a-half years, $660,000 in grants was raised to repair the masonry, brick, and stone portions of the lighthouse, replace cast-iron sections of the gallery, and install a protective grillwork around the gallery’s railing. The tower was reopened to the public in June 1991. While the tower was receiving attention, a new jetty was also built near the lighthouse.

Barnegat Lighthouse will always be endangered as long as it remains so close to the inlet, but if the local community and visitors continue to take interest in the historic tower, embattled Old Barney will likely survive another war or two – just like its maker, General George Meade.

In late 2008, it was announced that a new beacon atop the tower would shine forth at dusk on January 1, 2009, 150 years since the lighthouse was first activated.

I have included several really terrific links you should check out below about “Old Barney” that inclide  some great pics and also included several pics I took. The first two here are pics taken from the internet and the rest are mine. If you ever get a chance to visit “Old Barney” by all means do it. Even if you don’t climb it the scenery and light itself make for fantastic pictures.

 Barnegat Lighthouse – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park – Long Beach Island

Barnegat Lighthouse, New Jersey at Lighthousefriends.com

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Scary Belief of Obama’s New Ebola Czar

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In a current article on World Net Daily I have listed below it tells how Obama’s new Ebola Czar has a fear of over population and is in favor of reducing it. He cites climate change as a cause of it by making it hard for people to live where they live. Many years ago I met a Jewish girl who warned that a holocaust could come here. I scoffed at her and said no never. “That was impossible.” Now I’m not so sure with guys like this in powerful positions and with Obamacare. I have included some very wise and astute comments from readers below.

NEW YORK – The man charged with managing the U.S. response to deadly Ebola virus is on the record advocating a reduction in the world’s population as a means of social and economic advancement.

Ron Klain, who began his job Wednesday as coordinator of the Ebola response, was asked in an interview what he thought to be the “top leadership issue challenging our world today.”

“I think the top leadership issue in the world today is how to deal with the continuing growing population in the world and all the resources demand it places on in the world and burgeoning populations in Asia and Africa that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain replied. “And I think we’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone.”

He said climate change impacts the overpopulation issue “by making it hard for people to live where they live.”

Klain’s concern about overpopulation is shared by White House science czar John Holdren, the director of the White House Office and Technology Policy since March 19, 2009.

In 2009, WND obtained a copy of the 1970s college textbook, “Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment,” that Holdren co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich’s wife, Ann. The authors argued that involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by “climate change.”

Arguing that “ample authority” exists to regulate population growth, Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote on Page 837 of their textbook that “under the United States Constitution, effective population-control programs, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.”

MAHB001 • 9 hours ago

So a guy that thinks that Africa (the world) is overpopulated, and overpopulation is one of the causes of “climate” change and the destruction of earth’s resources, is now in charge of running 0bama’s Ebola campaign.

Only in the 0bama administration….

His biggest problem is that he isn’t going to have that job in a week. It seems that the fear mongers were completely wrong and we aren’t going to be killed by Ebola. This is government run amok by people who think  they are our betters.

He is going to be doing what Obama wants by reducing the seniors and people with disabilities. It is a known fact that Obama wants to get rid of us all and does it thru Obamacare with its’ 15 member non medical panels deciding who gets what care and who doesn’t according to age and  what is cost effective ( anyone remember Sarah Palin’s warnings about death panels?) and having a cut off age of 75 as instituted by Ezekial Emanuel who co-wrote  Obamacare and recently went on TV and the media saying he doesn’t want to live past 75 and gave his reasons.

Here are some good comments I saw recently pertaining to this:

Wayne Sand • 6 hours ago

He thinks that the world would be a better place if we all just died at 75. Okay, you go right ahead, and maybe if I get bored and see you not doing anything constructive at 70, I’ll just help you along by pushing you off a cliff. Just think of how happy you will make somebody else by leaving this world early! Yes I agree there are measures that need to be recognized and put into place soon to deal with this problem, but don’t expect to see very many people volunteering for the 75th birthday farewell party! At 75, that is when and where most of our wisdom develops and is either passed down or shared to all to learn from.

 Robert Myles • 2 hours ago

I would love to know what section, paragraph and wording in the Constitution refers to Government forced Sterilization and or other “Measures”. It must be hidden someplace in the 25000 page plus Obama Care that not one member of Congress has had the time nor ability to go through this Manifesto of Obama’s and actually understand all the weird clauses in it. There is also no Rules or Regulations in the UCMJ that deal with deployment to a highly infectious disease ravaged Hot Zone. So this article claiming the Government has such Authority is pure Bullpucky.  Wishful thinking on the part of the Obama Monarchy. He has no desire to protect American’s rather his True Desire is to Enslave the Population through any means necessary. His Famous Quote of “I have a Pen and I have a Phone and I intend to use them as I see fit”!  A Community organizer in his Finest Hour.

 John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. 

Instead, what ‘little evidence’ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ‘natural phenomenon’ within a developing eco-system.

In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: “The ocean is not rising significantly.

“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.

“Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).

“I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”

Here is a good comment that explains it exactly:

AlMack • 3 hours ago

It’s all part of Marxist ideology. People need to realize that Obamalinsky and his hordes do not believe in “countries” or “borders” or the “United States of America”. He and they believe that the U.S. is merely a place in the western hemisphere, the North American Continent. That is exactly the same posture of his Marxist friends in Europe. The E.U. is not about borders but rather the abolition of borders. One World Government. Why do you think they all (including the U.N.) want to destroy U.S. and take over its Treasury, its natural resources and spread them throughout the world. It is pure Karl Marx. The only thing Karl Marx’s philosophy has ever accomplished is death, destruction and desolation of 100’s of millions of human beings. It treats all people with a cookie cutter mentality. Problem is, we are all different from each other and no amount of social engineering from abstract thinking theoretical academics is ever going to change that fact.

 capnjack43 • 4 hours ago

So basically he’s in favor of Ebola being used to reduce the world’s population. Perhaps that’s why Obama is not enforcing a ban for this country. Everyone knows how he hate Americans.

jimintx  5 hours ago

This is all very reminiscent of Tom Clancy’s book Rainbow 6 a bunch
of morons just like the current regime want to kill off the population
using the Ebola viru
s.

Yes contrary to what his leftist supporters  might say Obama is worse than Bush. There are lots of reasons for it: ACA/Obamacare, Gitmo, Secret Service issues, national debt, IRS ,NSA spying, and CDC and etc. Next time, let’s vote for someone who has political experience, but not good slogan or the color of his skin and most of all eliminate Obamacare and just have something for people who don’t have insurance without all these extra controls of the population in it. Remember Obamacare is not about healthcare, it’s about control. The first rule of power is to get control of the people get control of healthcare.

Is new Ebola czar’s biggest fear … overpopulation?


WEATHER CHANNEL Co-Founder: ‘Climate change’ proved to be ‘nothing but lie’..

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Bush Vindicated: WMD’s Were Found In Iraq and We Weren’t Told!!!

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As everyone knows we went into Iraq after every  intelligence in the world said Saddam had weapons of mass distruction (WMD’s).  Germany said he had them, France said he had them, Great Britain said he had them, Saudi Arabia said he had them and now it looks like they were all right. Apparantly  they were found, but we were never told thanks to Karl Rove and a Bush policy that said not to respond to criticism because it will only fan the flames of the oppositon.   That was a disastrous mistake as it would have vindicated Bush instead he and the country had to endure a never ending constant barrage of criticism and falsehoods for  five years by the left wing media saying we never found them and ‘Bush lied” that cost the republicans the house and senate. Rove had the idea that the wmd’s were found and the mission resolved and  they had a belief, just let it go because the news cycle will take care of it.  “Okay, they’re calling us chumps today, but there will be a new story tomorrow and everybody will forget about it,” Rove would say.

The article by Times reporter C.J. Chivers focused on U.S. soldiers who suffered from exposure to the sulfur mustard and other nerve gases which emitted from the bombs. According to the story, about “5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs” were found scattered across Iraqi soil. The U.S. government buried the cases from both the public and the troops. As a result, injured soldiers did not receive proper medical treatment. They also found 500 tons of yellowcake uranium that was shipped out to Canada and then here to be buried which was Saddam’s nuclear program. I remember reading about finding the yellowcake uranium, but it wasn’t in the national news rather on sites like Drudge or World Net Daily at the time. So Bush didn’t lie as the left loved to say and I hope this revelation coming out now vindicates him.

 Recently Rush Limbaugh explained it eloquently and perfectly on his radio show which I have excerpted below:

 The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnants was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush administration of covering up American troops’ chemically induced wounds. To people familiar with the issue, both inside that administration and outside, the blame for the coverup falls on one particular set of shoulders: Karl Rove’s.”

There are a lot of insiders dumping on Karl Rove here for covering up the news that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  They weren’t discovered shortly after the invasion.  It took a year or two.  And Rove didn’t want to look back.  He didn’t want to revive the story, so goes the story here.  He just wanted to sweep it under the rug and continue to look forward……..  From the moment the Iraq war began in 2003, the Democrat Party, after a couple days of making it look like they were all for it because public support was, it didn’t take long before the Democrat Party and the media began an ongoing, never-ending 24/7, 365 effort to discredit it, to discredit the effort, to discredit the war, to discredit the motivation. 

(Remember John Kerry saying “I voted for the180 billion before I voted against it.” )?

They did everything they could to undermine every aspect of it, and in the process they drove their own supporters insane with hatred for George W. Bush.  You could arguably say now, since there were weapons of mass destruction, that all of this that happened, all of the mischaracterizations of the military in Iraq — remember John Kerry and Jack Murtha said, oh, they’re racist and they’re terrorists and they’re blowing down doors in homes in Iraq, our troops and the Marines in Haditha. And they were going in and terrorizing women and children. Kerry is out there making this allegation, trying to sabotage the surge before Petraeus had even testified on this. ….. The Democrat Party and the media did everything they could to lose that war and saddle that loss around the neck of George W. Bush.  And of course leading their charge, which they thought gave them credibility, was there weren’t any weapons of mass destruction.  The whole thing was unnecessary. Bush lied, people died, remember all this? 

So in the midst of it we now learn there were weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons and so forth that were found, military people are coming out of the woodwork now admitting it.  They were told to put a lid on it back then because the Bush administration didn’t want to go back in time.  They had a philosophy in the White House:  Never respond to criticism.  Never defend yourself against any criticism no matter what happens because that’ll just prolong the story.  They had a belief, just let it go because the news cycle will take care of it.  “Okay, they’re calling us chumps today, but there will be a new story tomorrow and everybody will forget about it.” 

That’s not what happened.  All of these charges and all of these allegations just piled on, one on top of another, and it became a full-fledged indictment and an allegation against the entire premise of the Iraq war.  And over half of this country was talked into literal hatred for the administration, for the military, for the war, and even to a certain extent the War on Terror.  And it was unnecessary.  And Rove has even admitted now that one of the big mistakes he made strategically while he was chief of staff of the White House was letting some of these allegations day to day, whatever they were, not just about the Iraq war, but let ‘em all go by and not comment on it.  And he’s absolutely right about that. 

But this one is particularly damaging because those five years of pounding, the five years of never-ending charges that Bush lied, people died, you got the books and the movies on how to assassinate Bush. The disrespect that was foisted upon the US military. The illegitimacy of their existence. The illegitimacy of the mission. The illegitimacy of the Bush administration, and all of that was allowed to happen because somebody decided to not report that they had indeed found weapons of mass destruction.  Man, what a miscalculation.

I hope this vindicates Bush in the history books. Better late than never.  However now ISIS and Syria have the weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq that weren’t collected or destroyed.

 http://the-american-journal.com/isis-has-saddams-wmds/

 Saddam’s WMDs: The Left’s Iraq Lies Exposed | FrontPage Magazine

New York Times Reports WMD Found in Iraq – US News

Rove’s Incredible WMD Miscalculation – The Rush Limbaugh Show

PJ Media » Satellite Photos Support Testimony That Iraqi WMD Went to Syria

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Unleashed

A few blogs back I wrote a blog asking if we are in the end of times. Well I did further research and what I found is chilling indeed. I want to reiterate that although I consider myself a good Christian  and  God fearing person I am not a religious fanatic or bible quoting person, but do believe things quoted in the bible after doing extensive research are indeed coming true.

The other day when reading an article about the ebola outbreak and panic I saw a comment by a person saying this is the fourth horsemen being unleashed. I always heard about the four horsemen of the apacolypse  and now with advent of Google I decided to look them up and here is what I found:

Question: “Who are the four horsemen of the apocalypse?”

Answer:The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in Revelation chapter 6, verses 1-8. The four horsemen are symbolic descriptions of different events which will take place in the end times. The first horseman of the Apocalypse is mentioned inRevelation 6:2: “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” This first horseman likely refers to the Antichrist, who will be given authority and will conquer all who oppose him. The antichrist is the false imitator of the true Christ, who will also return on a white horse (Revelation 19:11-16).
Opinions differ on whether the first horseman, riding the white horse, represents Christ or the False Prophet. The white color of the first horse could mean victory, because generals of that time often rode white horses after they had won a battle or war. The crown that its rider wore was a kind of prize awarded for service in a war. The bow that he carried could be a symbol of an enemy at that time, the Parthians, who were famous for their archery. Some commentators have thought it significant, however, that no arrows are mentioned.

The second horseman of the Apocalypse appears inRevelation 6:4, “Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.” The second horseman refers to terrible warfare that will break out in the end times. The third horseman is described inRevelation 6:5-6, “…and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!’” The third horseman of the Apocalypse refers to a great famine that will take place, likely as a result of the wars from the second horseman. The red color of the second horse could mean bloody war, and the sword held by the rider could symbolize war and violence. The black color of the third horse could be a symbol of death and famine. Its rider was holding a scale, which means scarcity of food, higher prices, and famine.

The fourth horseman is mentioned inRevelation 6:8, “I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” The fourth horseman of the Apocalypse is symbolic of death and devastation. It seems to be a combination of the previous horsemen. The fourth horseman of the Apocalypse will bring further warfare and terrible famines along with awful plagues and diseases. What is most amazing, or perhaps terrifying, is that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are just “precursors” of even worse judgments that come later in the tribulation (Revelation chapters 8–9 and 16).
The pale greenish color of the fourth horse means fear, sickness, decay, and death.

As you can see the first horseman represents the anti-christ which I don’t think has come yet even though some have suggested Obama is the anti-christ. He may come close as when he  first came out everyone was enamored with him and he was hell bent on the destruction of this country under the banner of “hope and change” and “transforming the country” and telling the world we are no longer a Christian nation, but I don’t think it’s him.

The second horseman refers to the wars that will break out in the end of times. The bible refers to it as kingdom against kingdom. We have Isreal and Palestine firing rockets at each other.  Russia going after the Ukraine. The U.S bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria which has been going on for  ten years now. ISIS taking over city after city in Iraq and desiring a worldwide caliphate beheading anyone who doesn’t conform to Islam men, women and even children.

The third horseman refers to all the famine that will take place as a result of the wars from the second horseman. Now with the outbreak of ebola the UN is warning of global famine and said the world has 60 days to come up with a cure or there will be global deaths and famine and the Washington Post is warning that the threat of the virus might interfere with commerce and daily routines.

The third horseman ties in with the fourth horseman who unleashes along with famine and wars plagues. The current ebola scare and entrovirus from illegal kids coming across our border and being distributed throughout our country without being checked and over a hundred people a day coming from these third world countries where elbola is prevalent is an example of the fourth horseman being unleashed. You can’t deny these things are happening. I know I must sound like some doomsayer or preacher using scare tactics, but I assure you I AM NOT. It’s just one man’s opinion.   Actually No one knows when the world will come to an end,but it wouldn’t hurt to be prepared — intellectually, emotionally, and even spiritually.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Wikipedia, the free …

WASH POST: Threat of virus might interfere with commerce, daily routines…

Death toll to hit 4500…

UN warns of global famine…

The Four Horsemen – Apocalypse Soon

http://www.gotquestions.org/four-horsemen-apocalypse.html#ixzz3GK7aXvqq

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Imigration Mish Mosh-America Gone!!!

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  Hey I can’t read that sign out there please tell me what it says/We have to have things written in five languages these days–Ron and Kay Rivoli-Press One For English. (see link below)

 “You get healthcare, welfare, free education/ help with your voter registration / driver’s license and credit cards and license plates for your new car/ lots of jobs for you to do and employers who will turn a blind eye too./The border is a swinging door. Go home for a visit and come back for more –Ray Stevens-Come to the U.S.A. (see link below)

 When the founding fathers came to our country they were escaping the repression of King George in Europe. They came from countries such as England, Scotland, France and Ireland. They set up two ingenious documents known as The Constitution and Bill of Rights that guaranteed them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These documents withstood the test of time and are what holds our country together.

 As more and more immigrants came from Europe they came for a better life. They worked hard and sacrificed to make this a better country for themselves and their children and they did. The country grew and all assimilated and spoke one language the English language. In 1907 then President Theodore Roosevelt spoke to new immigrants arriving here saying, “We have room for one flag, the American flag…We have room for one language, the English language…and we have room for one loyalty and that is the loyalty to the American people.”

 As time went on immigrants from other countries such as Japan, the Philippines,China and India arrived. They also assimilated and went into professional fields like medical and electronics and further improved our country. They also learned English while keeping their language at home.

 In the last 50 years things changed. We got an influx of immigrants of a different kind from more third world countries like Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.. These immigrants heard about the wealth of the United States and are more radicalized and many come here with their hands out and to rip off.  People like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Obama added to this mess with their socialized form of government running roughshod over the Constitution tearing it to shreds calling it an outdated document while increasing the handouts and redistributing the wealth to these immigrants who are sitting on their collective asses making demands and collecting all kinds of government assistance. There are now over 100 languages spoken in this country and a total of 40 million immigrants here now. If this country is so bad as these protestors are saying then why does  everyone want to come here? The only bad thing is that as these third world people come here they are bringing their customs and languages here and not assimilating and they will eventually find they are coming to the very thing they escaped from.

 These immigrants are bringing in old diseases we once vanquished from this country such as measles and tuberculosis and new diseases such as the entrovirus brought in from the mass influx of Mexican kids who were distributed throughout the country and not tested for diseases and now we have the threat of ebola from countries in Africa such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

 Radical Mexicans have formed a movement called La Raza which says that they are entitled to get California, Washington, Utah, Colorado ,Arizona,Texas and New Mexico back since  they claim it rightfully belongs to them and was taken away when this country was  first settled.

Newly released figures show that the U.S. immigrant population grew by 1.4 million from July 2010 to the middle of last year, reaching a record 41.3 million in July 2013.

About 3.3 million new immigrants settled in the United States in that period, but the number was offset by deaths and return immigration among the existing population.

The 41.3 million figure was double the number in 1990, nearly triple the number in 1980, and more than quadruple the figure in 1970, when it stood at 9.6 million, according to the data from the Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey.

Immigrants — all those in the country who were not U.S. citizens at birth, including illegal immigrants — comprised 13.1 percent of all U.S. residents last year, the highest percentage in 93 years, the Center for Immigration Studies noted.

As recently as 1980, the figure was just 6.2 percent.

The largest number of immigrants in the country in 2013 originally came from Mexico, 11.58 million, but that was down by 126,126 since 2010.

The region showing the greatest growth in U.S. immigration from 2010 to 2013 was South Asia, with 372,546 new immigrants, including 254,355 from India, bringing the total number of immigrants from that region to 2.71 million.

In raw numbers, the largest number of immigrants in the country last year came from East Asia, 7.88 million, including 2.38 million from China and more than a million each from Korea and Vietnam.

There were 3.9 million immigrants from the Caribbean last year, including 1.14 from Cuba and 991,046 from the Dominican Republic.

About 3.16 million immigrants from Central America were in the country, including 1.25 million from El Salvador and 902,293 from Guatemala.

The greatest share of the 2.76 million immigrants from South America were from Colombia, 677,231.

The U.S. was home to 1.81 million immigrants from the Middle East, with the largest number — 363,972 — from Iran.

There were also 4.88 million immigrants from Europe, 1.5 million from Sub-Saharan Africa, and 846,921 from Canada.

California was home to more immigrants last year than any other state, 10.31 million, followed by Texas with 4.36 million.

But the state with the largest percentage growth in its immigrant population from 2010 to 2013 was North Dakota, 27 percent.

I agree with the comment below:

patriot1too 

It is so sad for them and for our nation to now have the very worst president to ever sit in our White House. He has lowered the bar on everything from the military, marriage, race relations, jobs to communist china, dumbing down our youth with that awful political correctness, his cheap gun grab, lying liberal media, obama care ponzi scheme, marriage etc. He is indeed a failed social experiment, and NO that wild eyed media hog feminist cult member Hillary Clinton would not be any better. America needs a strong moral leader not this liberal extremist do nothing, know nothing nonsense that has turned America into a cess pool of moral decay.

Ray Stevens – Come to the USA – YouTube

YouTube – Press One For English

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Judge-A Movie review

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The Judge is a very thought provoking and emotional film about an estranged family brought together and finding each other and themselves. It’s thin on plot, but heavy on characterization and it is good to see Robert Downey Jr. in a serious role for a change instead of his Iron Man character. Robert Downey Jr. plays Hank Palmer, a high profile, self centered, egotistical lawyer whose marriage is on the rocks, but he loves his little daughter played with smiling  cuteness by newcomer Emma Trembly. Hank is summoned to his home town in Indiana for his mother’s funeral. It is there he encounters his estranged father Judge Joseph Palmer played by Robert Duvall who is also a stubborn, but fair judge who has been on the same bench for 42 years and processed thousands of cases and Hank’s two brothers, older brother Glen Palmer played by Vincent D’ Onofrio and younger brother Dale who is a highly functional autistic chap who is obsessed with recording everything  with his old super 8 film camera. He reminded me of Duistin Hoffman’s “Rainman” only more functional.

The family broke up years earlier when the three brothers were riding in a car that Hank was driving and they got in an accident which caused brother Glen to lose  feeling in his right arm thus ruining a fabulous on the rise professional baseball career.

While at his home town Hank and his dad try to reunite, but his father is very stubborn and doesn’t acknowledge Hank much preferring to dote on Hank’s daughter,his grandaughter,instead. One night while  driving to the mini-mart Judge Joseph sees a guy he once sentenced to prison for twenty years and on his ride home hits him on his bicycle with his Cadillac, killing him and runs. Judge Joseph is brought up on murder charges and hires a new, but inept lawyer to defend him. Hank seeing his father in trouble decides to defend him, but the Judge keeps insisting he hit the man to which Hank insists he not say  anything during the trial lest his reputation be ruined and all previous cases of the last few months will be contested, but Judge Joseph insists on being honest.

During this time we learn that the judge is suffering from stage 4 colon cancer and undergoing chemotherapy for the past six months. The prosecutor played by Billy Bob Thorton realizes this, but has to do his job and continues to prosecute the judge and court room battles between Hank and the prosecutor Dwight Dickham ensue.

Through all this there is a rekindled romance between Hank and a girl, now a very attractive  woman, he knew since the third grade Samantha Powell played by Vera Farmiga who runs the local diner. She has a knock out daughter who Hank takes a liking to only to learn later that her father is his brother Glen who doesn’t know it.

I liked all the characters and performances here except for Billy Bob Thorton as the prosecutor who I  thought  was very monotonish and dry. The Judge is not a film for everyone, but if you like court room dramas and family relations discovering each other after years apart  and maybe some of you reading this can identify with that then this film is worth watching. When I was in the men’s room afterwards I heard three varying opinions. One guy said, “What did you think of that movie? I gave it a nine.” Another guy answered “I gave it a six” and a third guy said , “Not me. It put me to sleep.   Real insomnia land.” I thought to myself, “He better not serve on a real jury then.” :D

The Judge (2014) – IMDb (see the trailer here)

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Election Time Fun and Games, Ebola and ISIS

 

Isis fighters parade through Raqqa

The headlines read “Dems Bench Obama” and “Party Turns Against Pelosi.” While these are all fun to watch, Republicans should be wary and not fall into the trap of a false sense of security as this is an election year and the democrats are in a for tight race to preserve their seats and gain a few. This is all to pave the way for Hillary in 2016. The release of Panetta’s book criticizing Obama while he is still in office is also tied to paving the way for Hillary. It wouldn’t surprise me if she and Panetta planned this as payback to Obama for screwing her out of the presidency in 2008.

Recently a group known as Campus Reform went to Harvard to ask students which is a bigger threat to world peace America or ISIS? They all naturally blamed America. They are obviously being brainwashed by the Marxist professors in colleges today that hate America. Sure we have our mistakes and aren’t perfect, but neither is any other country. We have liberated more countries from dictatorships and tyranny than any nation. We give aid to countries that hate us in the millions and never receive any thanks in return.

We won that war in Iraq when we liberated those people from Saddam’s wrath. (And for those that say we didn’t find any WMD’s I consider 500 tons of Sarin gas a WMD which we shipped out to be buried here somewhere). People could vote including women. Remember the purpled fingers? Women could hold jobs and teach in the schools. Veils were optional. They had free elections. We built schools and office buildings for them and brought them out of the dark ages to the 20th century. They had a new constitution. But you won’t hear about that in any college course or media today.

Then along came Obama,a community organizer with no experience, declaring to end the war and pulled the troops out thinking everything would be honky dory if we only pulled out of there. In 2007 Bush warned of the evil consequences of pulling out too soon saying all we accomplished would be lost. Obama didn’t listen  to his generals  and advisors or consult with Bush and all we accomplished was indeed lost as ISIS took over city after city destroying everything we did and putting people back under Sharia law once again declaring death to Isreal and the U.S. The goal of Islam is world domination and hatred for America and jihad is preached in these mosques here. The Oklahoma beheader Alton Nolen is a prime example from what he learned in the mosque he attended. So I ask you who is really a bigger threat to world peace?  America is according to these so called educated morons.

Russ Revell,a YouTube user who commented on the post, said the students in the video are well-spoken but may not fully have a complete understanding of the world.

“They all have very good vocabularies, unfortunately their understanding of the world has been corrupted by progressive ideas and professors with their own socialist agenda.”

I also agree with this comment:

Faye Conquest Schlatter · Port Clinton High School

American has always been the most generous country in the world and maybe these students don’t realize that??? They better get a grip!! We gave them our soldiers’ lives, our money, our food, health and aid, support of all kinds and yet many hate us but we still keep on giving; now teachers are teaching our kids to hate us and that is all our fault???? what  is wrong with this picture!!! We are not the biggest threat,  it is the ignorant people of the world with narrow minds!

As David Kupelian ,Vice President of World Net Daily said in a letter to his readers:


Today, we endure daily news of the outrageously lawless and perverse Obama presidency – the weak and timid response to a fast-metastasizing Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, bent on Christian genocide and all manner of brutality; a wide-open southern border, allowing terrorists and criminals to freely enter our national home; a nonsensical Ebola policy that allows the fearsome disease multiple avenues of entry into America; as well as the usual variety of manufactured crises, economic chaos, cascading scandals, “high crimes” and rising calls for impeachment. But in truth, the entire Obama presidency is one huge scandal, leading our great nation into utter financial, political, cultural and spiritual catastrophe.
Now we have this national ebola health scare.  Is this another manufactured crisis by Obama to distract once again from his failure with ISIS? As I’ve mentioned In previous blogs every time one crisis gets out of hand created by him a new one always arises. We had Fast and Furious, the NSA scandal then the IRS scandal then Benghazi, then The VA scandal, then the threat of ISIS and now Ebola. Obama is so desperate for his legacy and it’s nowhere to be found except for Obamacare and hopefully that will be repealed by the republicans so senior citizens 75 and over can once again be eligible for medical benefits rather than just be put on a pain pill.

In my last blog I wrote about the signs for the end of times and one was disease and pestilence throughout the world. Now we see signs of ebola in Spain, Australia and Paris as well as here. Young kids in this country are dying from this entrovirus, nine so far. You can’t tell me this isn’t from that influx of kids who came across our border and then were distributed throughout the country without being tested. This virus didn’t break out until then and now the feds are covering up saying it is just a mutated virus of one that already existed. Sorry I don’t believe that!!!!

OCTOBER: PARTY TURNS AGAINST PELOSI…

Click here: Harvard Students Say America A Bigger Threat Than ISIS, ‘We Are To Blame For A Lot’ [Video

WHO admits sneezing could transmit Ebola

Experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed…

CDC: Airborne possible… 

FEDS SCRAMBLE TO CALM PUBLIC ON EBOLA…

Plane cleaners strike at LaGuardia…

Nurse showing symptoms isolated in Australia…

PANIC: Building in Paris locked down, 60 quarantined…

EU politicians using crisis to demand sharp curbs in immigration…(what we should do here)

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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