God Bless America

Discussion in 'Faith and Religion' started by Motomom34, Feb 15, 2017.


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  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    This is a video share of God Bless America. Mr Jennings is known for his spoken sermons. I believe he speaks the truth in this video.Maybe he is right, if you want change it start at the cross.

     
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Nice post Moto!!! :5s:
     
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  3. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I never heard of him before but he hit the nail on the head...hard. I must admit that since I returned stateside not day goes by that I don't ask myself if it was the right decision to return home. Hate to admit it but no it wasn't, not really, for this place is insane, lacks direction, purpose and lost its self-identity. No, I can no longer say this is a better place than others I have lived in my 38 years overseas. It's definitely not the America that I knew and loved - so what is it? So many problems here, so much hate and discontent and lies, lies, lies from the politician mouth to the court rulings to 24/7 propaganda media mill and nothing that matters seems to change...well, for better or worse, we did manage to get a President that went against the political structure, the establishment, the powers, the grain...but we'll see if it changes anything. Doubtful. It's pretty easy to see that this country is heading for a melt down - one way or another. And, now that I depressed myself sufficiently and, it's too early for scotch, guess I will stick my head back in the sand and try to forget what Mr Jennings said.
     
  4. rjburk

    rjburk Monkey

    we all have options, you can always leave....I have seen enough of this world to know I am in the best Country.....
     
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  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I share much of the sentiments Bandit brings up, Spending most of my 20 year hitch over seas, I came back home for good, and I was shocked at the many things I saw, Ugliness every where, vulgar people in the streets, and on T.V. speaking as though they were speaking for me, making choices and decisions for me, and telling me that who and what I am is no longer a honorable thing, Being put in a box, labeled as dangerous and mentally unstable, and cast out for having a differing opinion then the MSM propaganda masters have in bedded in the sheeple! AM I better off here in this once great country, Hell yes I am, I have seen the very worst in people all over this earth, and we do still have it pretty good! Now days, I am of the thinking that soon I am going to have to pick up a rifle again and fight, only this time it's going to be against my own country men, GOD HELP US!!! Part of me actually WANTS this, it can save us from our selves, but the bigger part of me wants people to try and work things out! Like many here, I carried a rifle for a living, and that sort of business aint for every one, no is it for those who cannot understand the finality of what that means! History is often made ONE Bullet at a time, and One Bullet can change history for good or ill, depending on the heart and mind of the one who sends it! I believe removing GOD from our lives is a dangerous place to be, removing the free expression of ones faith and beliefs in God is allowing all this to happen, and Taking GOD out of our moralities is in many ways removing the safety stop that keeps us from doing things that should be unthinkable! At the end of all things GOD is there for us!
     
  6. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I hear you @Ura-Ki . And, I agree, and we do still have it pretty good here, at least for now, until economics catch up to us. And, it will. But, that is another topic as is 'we have it good but what if the taxpayers got more than scraps?' Anyway, I guess what I was trying to say is I can't buy this rubbish they try to sell me anymore about how we're the 'best country.' I bought it before, hook, line and sinker, and in time I found out different. It's a good country, better than some, worse than others but the best? Best in what? We definitely have a better military and that's a fact but does force of arms make us the best? Maybe. And, I have to wonder why we have such a military. I don't see how protecting our borders can justify 20 aircraft carriers of which half are super carriers. The reason of course is the blood of this country is used to police the world or for some ridiculous foreign policy probably for market share or corporate advancement or something no one can explain in clear language or will change with wind direction. The treasure of this country is used as a damn piggy bank for just about anything and everything the movers and shakers of the politburo want to do. But, do for who? The citizens? Oh no... We give billions to foreign governments but can't give our own people even decent health care or schools even though that money is theirs/ours. Hell, one look at our tax code tells our ugly story. And, ask the kids these days about the 'Land of Opportunity'? What a load of tripe. They'll tell you to buy a Lottery ticket. The best? We were the best but that train left and will not be back until we recognize that fact and make hard changes. I am an unapologetic nationalist who wants our country to be the best again - in all things. It's that simple but it doesn't happen until we admit the ugly truth to ourselves. I get enough lies from the media, the Justice Department, politicians, lies from every which way, every angle so I don't need to lie to myself also. Trump gets it, 'Make America great again' at least I hope he does, time will tell. It's our fault of course, all of ours, we fell asleep at the switch and the train came off the rails. My personal belief is that the ONLY thing that saved this nation from itself is the 2nd amendment. Right or wrong, I believe this. So much so, I was ready to leave because I knew that Hillary would have found some way to circumvent it. Unlike most, I can leave. I have zero debt, zero children, one wife and one cat and after all those years abroad, plenty of funds to do so. I'm probably as free as one can be in America. But, I can't say I feel free...actually, I am always sort of afraid here. So many laws, so many regulations, so many taxes that for sure I've did wrong or got it wrong somewhere somehow and the great machine will grind me away to dust. Life is complex here, too complex, takes a lot of the fun out of it. In fact, the wife is leaving for 2 months next week and one of the things she will be doing it looking at property while she's in Asia, just sort as a fallback position. Anyway, I've ranted long enough and besides it won't change a damn thing...
     
  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I think the issue is that the issues are coming so fast and there are so many. It is overwhelming. Where would one start? You have to start within, that is what I think. It grows from you, pass it along, promote the good. Simple things. It gets too depressing when you try to tackle all that is hurting n the country. With the two sets of rules- liberal vs conservative, rich vs. the dying middle class. atheists vs Christians. Actually as I wrote that I realized I was labeling. Somewhere we all seemed to stop being humans in each others eyes and became a label, multiple labels. Our labels are supposed to define who we are, what we stand for. I think we need to remember-
    for ye are all one
     
  8. rjburk

    rjburk Monkey

    all you have to do is look at how many ( want ) to come here versus how many are leaving......must be a reason ? every country has good and bad.....our good far out weighs the bad.....
     
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  9. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Let's see.

    Turn of the Tee Vee. Hell, cart it to the landfill. Radio? I listen only to classic radio because the folks that run the station are still civilized. Haven't had the paper delivered for decades.

    What else?
    Avoid folks that run on the wild side (drugs and booze). I get outdoors and away from the crowds. That helps a lot.

    As far as here vs there.... I'll take here first choice, hands down. Though I have to admit, NZ comes in a close second....
     
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  10. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Oh, and this

     
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  11. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I'm sorry for being so harsh and stubborn but when I hear some old clichés - well - it's like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. The good does outweigh the bad here. We're a good country but far from what we were and extremely far from what we could be... I guess I find that unacceptable and it makes me extremely angry that I can do nothing about it and certainly our leadership has done nothing for decades, especially about the major problems which is why we are in our current position. Anyway... I suppose @DKR is right. I do not watch TV and I do only listen to Classical radio (the rest is filled with more adverts than music) No newspapers. I do read the news daily on the internet but only to stay informed, takes about 10 minutes. Anyway...I apologize. I should not take it so personally because - well - it is what it is and history shows us that it most lately will not change no matter how much I rant and rave and want it to do so.

    "all you have to do is look at how many ( want ) to come here versus how many are leaving"
    Not true. They want to leave their own poor country for a better place which could be Germany, Canada, America, or etc. It is not so much they want to come here as they want to leave there. America throughout history has been the model for a better life but that has changed to the point that many countries now equal or exceed our quality of life and standard of living. Many now see the cost of living here as unacceptable and are trying first other countries. For example, I have friends in Kazakhstan that chose to immigrate to Canada rather America much to my dismay.
     
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  12. rjburk

    rjburk Monkey

    Anybody who wants to live elsewhere can....less whiny people to listen to.....
     
  13. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Dang. A perfect thread for my favorite You-Tube video. You'll have to pm me for the deets. I'm not going to test these mods again. [afro]
     
  14. Trouble

    Trouble Monkey

    I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying acknowledging we have problems is the same as whining?
     
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  15. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I have helped a few Technicians who were in USA & paid to Immigrate , Plus paid all the fees & taxes to become a USA landed Immigrant . They ARE now in Canada for 10 years plus . After 8 years & a few kids born down there , they could not spend more money on green cards etc to work .

    These TWO Gents (family I don't know) are Master techs & know !
    I heard of one & had a chat , I have seen his postings on OUR manufacture's forum , Dang he knows his stuff (Instructor / trainer is me )
    Lets not loose them & get them up to a igloo .
    In a month , one was coming up & the second followed because they both SAID , they were being blead to pay .GOV for nothing ..

    YOU HAVE A SEROUS PROBLEM , you let go two master tech's who have been paying.gov bs for 8/7 years & now we have them !!

    ""@band99 , chose to immigrate to Canada rather America much to my dismay""

    Smart folks , Now take back your walk over illegals

    Sloth
     
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  16. rjburk

    rjburk Monkey

    That's exactly what is being said. The old "Love it or Leave it" let's not make it better or fix the problems that should have been fixed close to 50 years ago or undo some of the madness the liberal line has shove down our throats. And, that is exactly the narrow minded mentally that got us these problems and certainly hinders correcting them. The old "My Country Right or Wrong" crap...same type of mentally that got 58,000 Americans killed for no reason in the 60's and 70's and, having learned nothing, we washed and repeated again in the 2000's. Yeah...let's keep things the way they are and continue down our current path, path to economic destruction, path of Freedom repression, path of over-taxation, path of out-of-control government, healthcare and justice system.... Let's not change a damn thing because the way America does it must me the right way, the correct way, because "We're the Best!"........ The is no debating and arguing with this type of logic so... I won't.
     
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  17. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @sec_monkey I wrote the above thread (edited version below), not @rjburk . I am not sure what happened to cause this but most likely has something to do with the recent upgrade. Anyway, I went to EDIT it and realized something was wrong so letting you know...

    "That's exactly what is being said. The old "Love it or Leave it". Let's not make it better or fix the problems that should have been fixed close to 50 years ago or undo some of the madness the liberal line has shove down our throats. And, that is exactly the narrow-minded mentally that got us these problems and certainly hinders correcting them. The old "My Country Right or Wrong" crap...same type of mentally that got 58,000 Americans killed for no reason in the 60's and 70's and, having learned nothing, we washed and repeated again the same crap again in the 2000's. Yeah...let's keep things the way they are and continue down our current path, path of economic destruction, of Freedom repression, of over-taxation, of out-of-control government, healthcare and justice system, on and on.... Let's not acknowledge a that anything is wrong in this country and don't change a damn thing because the way America does it must me the right way, the correct way, the only way because "We're the Best!"........ There is no debating and arguing with this type of logic so...I won't."
     
  18. rjburk

    rjburk Monkey

    whining is all I hear....either do something within you area of operation to make it better or quit whining....or buy a ticket and leave.....you can keep talking the liberal lines about all the bad stuff and mistakes....are you perfect ? No, no more than the U.S. is.....IF it is so bad ? as I have said before, why are you here.....This is MY COUNTRY, for better or worse....are you married ? Remember the part, For better or worse, in sickness and in health ? And I NEVER said there was not problems, I actually said there was problems, but I know I won't live the life I have anywhere else....so I'm staying and dealing with it.....There is debating or arguing with whiners, so I won't...........
     
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