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Citizenship Needs an Owner’s Manual by Lawrence W. Reed

When you buy a new car, you get an indispensable document called an Owner’s Manual. Nobody ever throws the manual away while he owns the car. It’s far more important than the slip of paper you get with a new flashlight that tells you where to put the batteries; you could figure that out on your own. A car has a maze of electronic circuitry; lots of buttons, dials and periodic maintenance requirements; and numerous moving parts both visible and hidden. Many things could go wrong if you don’t get things right.

Citizenship in a free republic is similar. Historically, it’s a scarce and valuable commodity. The freedom it conveys is much sought after but most people in history never achieved it and most of those currently living never will. Some who have it will lose it through assault or neglect. If and when you’re blessed to possess it, you will discover that it won’t run on its own.

You must take charge. Maintenance, after all, requires an active maintainer. So it is that citizenship in a free republic requires an Owner’s Manual, and now for Americans at least, activist and philanthropist Helen Krieble has given us one.

Helen Krieble, formerly of Colorado and now a resident again of her home state of Connecticut, is president of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. She’s a lifelong promoter and benefactor of freedom-related causes from regulation to immigration. Her late father, Robert Krieble, co-founder of the Loctite Corporation and former vice chairman of the Heritage Foundation, was known for his role in supporting freedom movements within the old Soviet Empire.

Helen has tangled with intrusive governments herself right in her own backyard, battling regulators in Colorado whose nonsense forced her to close and sell her beloved Colorado Horse Park, an international equestrian and events center.

She knows that freedom is never automatic or guaranteed from one generation to the next. She also knows that defending it begins at the most local level, the individual.

Helen is the prime mover behind many effective projects over the years, including the impressive Leadership Program of the Rockies. Her latest is the Lens of Liberty Citizenship Initiative , “a series of projects and programs to educate Americans on what it means to be a United States citizen, and on the responsibilities that come with citizenship.”

It’s nothing like the nondescript mush you hear from groups that purposefully steer clear of any principled message—you know, the ones that go no deeper than tell you to vote (for anybody, so long as you vote), write your congressman, tour the capitol building and attend school board meetings. Everything Helen’s organization produces is aimed at getting Americans to see all issues through the “lens of liberty” and then equipping them to act on behalf of their vanishing freedoms.

The 50-page Your American Citizenship Owner’s Manual is one of the Lens of Liberty’s publications. It includes a “Parts List” and sections on “The Privileges of Ownership,” “Teaching Other Drivers,” “Maintenance Responsibilities,” “Operating the Controls,” “Roadside Emergencies” and even one on “Recalling Defective Parts.” It’s included in the free “Freedom Kit” you can request here.

Citizenship in a free republic, in Helen Krieble’s view, requires that we understand and appreciate these principles: equality before the law, unalienable individual rights, personal responsibility, the rule of law, free enterprise and private property, among others. Moreover, we must put our time and talents to work for them. We must speak truth to power and challenge unconstitutional or unwarranted assaults on our freedoms whether they come from the distant federal government or from the local zoning board. “Every citizen,” says Helen, “must hold government accountable for preserving our freedom, not taking it, and our home towns are great places to start.”

At FEE, we educate people (young ones especially) in pretty much the same ideals that Helen’s new effort does, so we are especially pleased to partner with the Lens of Liberty Citizenship Initiative. When I am asked, as I frequently am, “What can I do now that I’m sold on liberty?” I urge principled people to start a Bastiat Society chapter, sponsor students to a FEE seminar, get involved in media or politics or any number of other activities where their talents are best deployed.

Now to that list I proudly add Helen Krieble’s Lens of Liberty! You can start by learning more about the organization and by ordering your Freedom Kit today.

America is more than just a place—it is an ideal and a set of principles. In America, government exists for and with the consent of the people—a radical concept in the beginning that the founders knew would require informed and responsible citizens. American citizens who enjoy the privileges of a free society must play a role in keeping the nation’s ideals of freedom on course.

~ Helen Krieble, founder of the Lens of Liberty Citizenship Initiative.

Lawrence W. Reed

Lawrence W. Reed

Lawrence W. Reed is President of the Foundation for Economic Education and the author of the book Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction. Follow on Twitter and Like on Facebook.

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Washington Post poll: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%

Hardly surprising. Another felony on the enemedia’s rap sheet of violating the public trust and abusing power. The more the media deceives and dissembles, the more the American people move away from traditional news outlets and alter their news consumption habits. It’s why the left is working so furiously to shut down sites like mine. The left always shuts down free speech. It is essential to achieving their totalitarian goals.

WASH POST POLL HIDES: TRUMP STILL BEATS CLINTON, 43%-40%

by Paul Bedard | Washington Examiner, April 23, 2017:
A NEW WASHINGTON POST POLL THAT DECLARES PRESIDENT TRUMP AS “THE LEAST POPULAR PRESIDENT IN MODERN TIMES,” WAITS UNTIL THE SECOND TO LAST PARAGRAPH TO REVEAL ANOTHER TIDBIT: HE’D STILL BEAT HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY AND IN THE POPULAR VOTE, NOT JUST ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

The poll found that Trump’s polls continue to be upside down, with a 42 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval.

Also unchanged: His base still likes him.

It’s not until the second to last paragraph of the long story that it’s shown Clinton would still lose to the president, despite the high disapproval ratings and problems with his first 100 days detailed by the paper. It reads:

The new survey finds 46 percent saying they voted for Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, similar to her two-point national vote margin. Asked how they would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump and 40 percent say Clinton.

ABC’s Jonathan Karl tweeted, “According to the ABC/WP poll, among 2016 voters, @realDonaldTrump would beat Hillary Clinton in a rematch — in the popular vote, no less.”

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

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Women have become political and social IED’s

I have been thinking a lot about Bill O’Reilly and his departure from Fox News. This is the first time that I have commented on it because I wanted to thoroughly think it through first, and this is the conclusion that I have arrived at.

I am not a big fan of Bill O’Reilly, and never have been, but that isn’t because of any allegations of womanizing. I just find him to be an obnoxious bore, but Mr. Bill has become the latest victim of liberalism, that’s all. Nothing to do with sex, or harassment, or anything of the sort…just liberalism and here’s why.

Woman have gone the way of every other minority in this country, namely blacks, in the respect that they have become abusers of the very system that has given them equality and justice. At one time, that pendulum of justice swung far to one side and treated women unfairly…same as it did for blacks, but then things changed and there was a correction, rightfully so, and that pendulum swung the other way, but instead of stopping it in the middle where truth and fairness for all is found, they, like blacks, kept on pushing it far to the opposite side to where now they are able to manipulate and abuse the very system that sought to correct the uneven balance.

Women have become political and social IED’s.

The slightest provocation, and even no provocation, could cause them to explode, and if you are in their path…..you are going to get hurt.

One word from a woman, and without one iota or scintilla of evidence or proof, and a man is immediately under the microscope by the social and legal communities and his entire life is at risk. Let’s take a couple of scenarios that are going on right now and that I am personally familiar with:

The first, a young couple living together. He bought the house, and she is the “live in” girlfriend with three kids. They get into a fight, she calls the cops and accuses him of hitting her. He is arrested and cannot return to his house. This has become an old story. It is now almost commonplace for a woman to file a “protection from abuse” when couples seek divorce, just to get him out of the house, and if she files it, she automatically gets it. No proof of abuse, she just gets the order.

Next, did you know that it is a sad fact that many young fathers will not bathe their daughters? It’s a fact. Why? Because of the ever increasing accusations of sexual abuse if the couple becomes estranged. One accusation from a woman immediately puts a man under the microscope of the legal authorities. Yes, I know of such a case right now……and it never happened. The playwright, William Congreve said it best, “…Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”

These are not isolated cases or situations. This has become the norm across the Nation. The American Woman has proudly taken her place alongside Black Lives Matter. Unless you have your head buried in the sand, you’ll have noticed that there is a war against whites, there is a war against boys and there is a war against men.

So if you’re a white boy who has grown to be a man? Well, you’re pretty much screwed.

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Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Govt. Funding of George Soros’ Foundation

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George Soros

One reason George Soros is so active in the political scene – both in the U.S. and worldwide – is that he is handed a lot of our tax dollars to fund his activities. And your Judicial Watch is hot on the trail of exposing this corruption.

This past week, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for records and communications relating to the funding and political activities of the Open Society Foundation – Macedonia. We want to learn why the Macedonia organization, part of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, received nearly $5 million from USAID from 2012 to 2016. We filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (No. 1:17-cv-00729).

We sued after both the State Department and USAID failed to respond to a February 16, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

All records related to any grants, contracts, or disbursements of funds by the State Department to the Open Society Foundation – Macedonia and/or any of the Foundation’s subsidiaries. This request includes all related requests for funding, payment authorizations, or similar records, as well as all related records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the State Department and any official, employee, or representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Any records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the State Department and any officer, employee, or representative of the Open Society Foundation – Macedonia and/or any of the Foundation’s affiliated organizations. This request includes responsive records of communication sent from or directed to U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Jess L. Baily.

All analyses or similar records regarding the political activities of the Open Society Foundation – Macedonia and/or any of the Foundation’s affiliated organizations.

All messages transmitted via the State Department’s SMART system sent from any U.S. Government employee or contractor operating under the Chief of Mission’s authority at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje that pertain to the Open Society Foundation – Macedonia and/or any of the Foundation’s affiliated organizations.

The USAID website reports that between February 27, 2012, and August 31, 2016, USAID gave $4,819,125 in taxpayer money to Soros’s Open Society Foundation – Macedonia (FOSM), in partnership with four local “civil society” organizations. The USAID’s website links to www.soros.org.mk, and says the project trained hundreds of young Macedonians “on topics such as freedom of association, youth policies, citizen initiatives, persuasive argumentation and use of new media.”

Earlier, in February, in Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles we reported:

The U.S. government has quietly spent millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia by colluding with leftwing billionaire philanthropist George Soros, records obtained by Judicial Watch show. Barack Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess L. Baily, has worked behind the scenes with Soros’ Open Society Foundation to funnel large sums of American dollars for the cause, constituting an interference of the U.S. Ambassador in domestic political affairs in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
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Here’s how the clandestine operation functions, according to high-level sources in Macedonia and the U.S. that have provided Judicial Watch with records as part of an ongoing investigation. The Open Society Foundation has established and funded dozens of leftwing, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Macedonia to overthrow the conservative government. One Macedonian government official interviewed by Judicial Watch in Washington D.C. recently calls it the “Soros infantry.” The groups organize youth movements, create influential media outlets and organize violent protests to undermine the institutions and policies implemented by the government. One of the Soros’ groups funded the translation and publication of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” into Macedonian. The book is a tactical manual of subversion, provides direct advice for radical street protests and proclaims Lucifer to be the first radical. Thanks to Obama’s ambassador, who has not been replaced by President Trump, Uncle Sam keeps the money flowing so the groups can continue operating and recruiting, sources in Macedonia and the U.S. confirm.

According to InsidePhilanthropy.com, Soros’ Open Society Foundation “may be the largest philanthropic organization ever built, with branches in 37 countries. While the Gates Foundation spends more money, OSF has a larger footprint worldwide thanks to its many local offices, including throughout Africa.” OSF’s budget will be around $930 million …”The activities of Ambassador Bailey and USAID’s funding of the Open Society Foundation have recently come under Congressional scrutiny. On January 17, 2017, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to Baily asking him to explain the State Department’s relationship with Open Society Foundation. On February 24, 2017, Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and others called on the Government Accountability Office to conduct an investigation and audit of the State Department and USAID’s activities in Macedonia, including funding of Open Society Foundation entities and potential interference in domestic Macedonian political affairs in potential violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

It’s clear from what we have already learned that the Obama administration freely used our tax dollars for political purposes, including support of the Soros operation. Let’s hope the Trump State Department and USAID will get their act together and disclose the details of the Obama-Soros spigot.

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Egypt Releases American Aid Worker From Prison After President Trump Strikes A Deal

At last, we have a President who actually works for Americans and takes our side. After eight years of Obama, this is like stepping out into the sunlight from a cave.

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“Egypt Releases American Aid Worker From Prison After Trump Strikes A Deal,” by Kaitlan Collins, Daily Caller, April 21, 2017:

Egypt has released an Egyptian American woman who was imprisoned in Cairo for several years after Donald Trump struck a deal with the Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi.

Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen and humanitarian worker, had been in prison for three years on child abuse and trafficking charges — which the U.S. dismissed as false — because she operated a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids on the street with her husband. Last week, an Egyptian court dropped all charges against her.

Trump sent a U.S. government airplane to bring Hijazi and her family back home Thursday night. They were reportedly personally escorted by Air Force Maj. Wes Spurlock, and landed in Washington about 10 p.m.She is expected to visit the White House Friday.

“It’s been a roller coaster of emotions the past couple of days,” her brother told the Washington Post.

“We’re very grateful that President Trump personally engaged with the issue. Working closely with the Trump administration was very important for my family at this critical time. It let us be reunited as a family. We’re so grateful.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.

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Thuribles are ritual symbols of the Christian Religion

Thuribles have always been a part of worship services of the different Christian religions such as Lutheran, Roman Catholic, United Methodist, Oriental Orthodox, United Methodist, and more.

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What are Thuribles?

The term may not be familiar to most, yet, a common sight in every church service. The thurible is the metal container that emits smoke from the incense burned inside.  It is suspended on chains which the altar server dexterously swings at certain times during the church service. The altar server is called the thurifertaken from the word thurible.

The ecclesiastical practice of using thuribles dates back to the religious practices of Judaism during the time of the Second Jewish Temple. The term “thurible” was taken from the word thurible from the Old French that has its roots in turibulum from Latin meaning incense.

In today’s setting, the term thurible has been changed to “incense burner” or simply, “boat”.

How does a thurible work?

A thurifer working a thurible during worship service looks simple, but it is not. Every thurible has a center to hold the burning incense, which in turn is suspended by three or four chains. There are designs for single-chain thuribles which are fairly uncommon.  Around the chains is a metal ring to lock the center of the censer.  There is usually a removable crucible in the center to put in the burning charcoals. Thuribles have stands to safely suspend it when not in use.

The metal censer or the boat holding the burning charcoal can either be removable or permanent. The loose incense sprinkled on top of the hot charcoal emits the smoke  used for sensing sacred objects, the priests, and the people. While  incenses come in different varieties, the sweet-smelling ones are commonly used in worship services.

ThuriblesWhy are thuribles used in worship?

The sole purpose of a thurible in church services is to waft out smoke from the burning incense. If this is the only purpose of thuribles, what makes them so important to worship services?

The burning of incense in places of worship symbolizes prayer, offering, and the acknowledgement of the presence of God. The rising smoke coming from the thuribles symbolizes prayers offered by the faithful to send up to God. God’s presence in the worship service is magnified, almost to be physically felt by the worshipers because of the sweet smells emitted from the thurible.

Burning incense at the altar is the most crucial, the hardest job, and the sole responsibility of the thurifer. The thurifer has to keep the coals burning throughout the service while being dexterous every time he wafts out the smoke to prevent accidentally burning the priest and himself.

Opening and closing the thurible is not as simple as it looks where oftentimes, only one hand is used without tangling the chains. Setting the pace from beginning to end of the worship service together with the sequencing of sacred objects to be censed, is an art by itself that takes long practice on the part of the server or thurifer before it can be perfected.

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The start of every worship service begins with the thurifer censing the altar before moving over to the Gospel Book. The next cense time occurs after the proclamation of the Gospel.

The thurifer also cense special gifts offered at the altar right after censing the altar and the cross. During the Eucharistic prayer, all the servers, people, the choir, and the priests or ministers are censed.

As soon as the body and blood of Christ is consecrated during the Eucharistic prayer, the thurifer cense the consecrated wine and bread. The sequence of censing always follows a set pattern.

Censing sacred objects and people involved in the worship service vary, but follow a set sequence. The book of Gospels, the celebrant minister or priest, the co-celebrant priests or ministers, the altar and the cross each receive three double censing. During the Lenten season, a Paschal candle lighted on the platform of the church also receives three double censing.

The deacon and non-celebrant ministers and priests are given two double censing while one double censing goes to the congregation, sub-deacons, choir, and altar servers.

Placing and blessing the incense in the thurible

At every Sunday worship service, the first incense blessing takes place in the vestry where the hot coals in the center of the thurible are sprinkled with loose incense by the celebrant priest. The traditional ritual followed is for the thurifer to present  the thurible to the priest or minister speaking the words, “Pray Father a blessing”.

This gives the signal for the officiating priest to sprinkle the incense grains on top of the burning coals before speaking the words, “Be blessed by Him in whose honor you shall be burned”, followed by the sign of the cross. This is the sign for the thurifer to close the lid of the thurible.

The second incense blessing takes place before the Gospel procession where the thurifer approaches the celebrant priest at his chair. The same ritual and blessing that first happened in the vestry is repeated.

The third and last incense blessing happens before the Eucharistic prayer. The thurifer, holding the thurible again approaches the celebrant priest at his chair to request for the final blessing. The slight variation to the ritual is with the prayer offered by the celebrant priest that will be, “At the intercession of the Blessed Michael the Archangel who stands at the right hand of the altar of incense, may the Lord graciously accept this fragrant offering to His praise and glory”.

The symbolism and tradition of thuribles

The tradition of using thuribles during Sunday Mass or any worship service represents an important symbol to every Christian believer. The role of the thurible may only be a vessel, yet it is a worthy vessel created to hold one of the most important essences in a Sunday church worship. The perfumed sweetness of incense emanating from the thurible evokes  and inspires a deeper spiritual experience between man and his Creator.

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How do you get your news?

If you had any doubt the news system was rigged, this might remove that doubt:

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, former National Security Adviser.

CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s former Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s former Deputy Press Secretary.

ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s former Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.

CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to Clinton’s former Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

And if that didn’t throw the final turd into the punch-bowl, the ultra-liberal New York Times is owned by Carlos Slim, the richest citizen of MEXICO! What a great big happy family!

Before you believe everything you read in the newspapers or see on TV — think about what these billionaire “insiders” have at stake when they lose their crooked “providers” in government.

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Russia and Failed American Intelligence: The North Korea, Syria, Putin, Obama Connection

The tension rises overseas, Syria and North Korea dominate the world media with a wide variety of discussions, stories, and predictions in April 2017. Yet, nobody connects these two countries ideologically. Alas, as usual, the media has forgotten the Stalinist era of building Socialism. As a matter of fact, Stalin’s long-range strategy included building Socialism world-wide and creating a One World Government under the Kremlin rule. Stalin planned to be a President of the World, his actions proved and confirmed his intent. Do you remember the First Communist International and the second one? Both were established in the 20th Century. As General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, Stalin was its leader.

Don’t be confused by the fraudulent term Communism/Socialism. Carefully crafted Stalinist political correctness has been working since the Socialist Revolution of 1917 in Russia to manipulate human mind. Pay attention to the history and the facts of life. The expansion of Soviet Socialism has started immediately after the revolution: Mongolia, China, North Korea, and so on. Both North Korea and Syria are Stalinist states built on Stalin’s Doctrine of One World Government under Kremlin’s rule, to dominate the world…

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Let me give you a part of a lecture I presented at New York University in 1990. We were discussing the book Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America, by Joseph D. Douglass, Jr. Clarion House, 1990. The book was stunning me. The author knew well the machinery of the Soviet government and its modus operandi. He used the murky time in Russia after the fall of the Berlin Wall and temporary openness in Russia; he visited the KGB archives, copying precious documents.  The book is a pearl of a documentary and should be read by all decent people in the world. That exact reading I recommended to my students. Here is a part of the lecture presented in 1990.

“Reading the book, you’ll learn about the so-called ‘medical facilities’ in North Korea. For that reason I want to bring you to another part of the world and take the subject of the KGB even further back in time. Let me give you some examples. In 1945, World War II had ended, but not for Stalin. He had in mind his Second Front—Asia. He viewed it as a strategic region of paramount importance.

“At that time, defeated Japan had left a political vacuum in North Korea, and Stalin used it. A Korean Army was formed, trained, equipped to the teeth with the Soviet arms, and supervised by KGB men sent to implement the Stalinist formula in North Korea. Stalin personally chose its leader—a captain of the Soviet Army, Kim IL Sung. Since then, the connection between the Soviet military, the KGB and the Korean military has never ended—the Soviet General Staff had worked out the plan for aggression in 1950 and the Soviets military fully participated in the Korean War.

“After the communist victory of 1949 in China, under the slogan ‘Stalin and Mao—friendship forever,’ tens of thousands of Soviet advisors flooded China. These were Stalin’s apparatchiks and bureaucrats. All of them taught the Chinese how to build and instill the party machine and an infrastructure of the Soviet system, with its institutions. Under the same slogan, hundreds of thousands of young Chinese flooded the Soviet universities. I met some of them in law school. By that time, they spoke Russian fluently. While studying, most of those students had been recruited by the KGB, and upon return to China they deepened implementation of the Stalinist model. Cultural similarities have been conducive to success.” Baltic Winds: Testimony of a Soviet Attorney, pp. 529-555, Xlibris, 2002.

Seventy years later, you saw a massive military parade, Soviet style, a quite provocative celebration of the Kim IL Sung birth day on April 15, 2017. The grandson Kim Jong-un presented his grandfather as “the Sun or a Son of God,” but the real history tells us that Kim IL Sung was a ‘Son of Stalinism.’ Look at twenty-five million Koreans living under the regime today—it is a Stalinist GULAG, enslaving human beings. And it is not a coincidence that the Korean missile test failed, but don’t take comfort in that. The military machine of North Korea is working non-stop like the Soviet one and the master-puppet Putin is there with full military capacity to undermine global tranquility. Rising tensions in Asia are a result of Russia’s intent to test Trump’s administration. Flying over Alaska is the same testing Trump’s administration on the Pacific…

Unfortunately, the Stalinist Doctrine of destruction did not die with Stalin: his devoted disciples in Russia have continued its expansion across the world. The Middle East and especially Syria present a vivid example of how Soviet Socialism has been disseminated with the Influence of Russian Intelligence. It is this force that provided all its satellites with WMD: Saddam got Sarin and Mustard Gas, Assad-Sarin. Watch WMD within ISIS and al-Qaeda… Though China definitely has power over North Korea, the Russian security apparatus still has long arms with the intent to dominate the world. Syria is another example.

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If Arafat was the first molding of a Soviet style leader in the Middle East, Hafez al-Assad was indeed the second one. He participated in the 1963 Syrian coup d’état which brought the Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party to power, and was appointed Commander of the Syrian Air Force by the new leadership. In 1966, Assad participated in a second coup, and was appointed defense minister by the new government. In 1970 Assad seized power and then appointed himself the undisputed leader of Syria in 1970–71. He was Prime Minister from 1970 to 1971 and President of Syria from 1971 to 2000. This amounted to thirty years of total Soviet influence in Syria under Papa Assad.

That was the usual Soviet strategy of infiltrating the Middle East. Under Bashar Assad, Syria has once again become a Soviet Arab Socialist Republic with all the consequences of Stalin’s Doctrine and his Formula for Power. By the way, Saddam Hussein came to power in Iraq the same way in 1979 as did the Ayatollahs in Iran in 1979. Don’t be surprised at the connection between ISIS and al-Qaeda—all terrorists groups regardless of their names have the same parents—Soviet Fascism. Please read my analyses of the years 1970-1980, pp. 145-161, Chapter 8, What is Happening to America? The Hidden Truth of Global Destruction, Xlibris, 2012

As a matter of fact, Syria, which is comprised of several major incompatible tribes is a strategic center of the Mideast. It was a typical Soviet Socialist State, equipped with a huge arsenal of the Soviet arms and weaponry since 1971. The city of Tartus hosts a Soviet-era naval supply and maintenance facility, under a 1971 agreement with Baathist Syria, Tartus is practically a Russian military base in Syria. The close relation between the Russian intelligence and military with Syria has been going on since. “The facility hosts the Amur (Russian) class of floating workshop PM-138, capable of providing technical maintenance to Russian warships deployed in the Mediterranean in the 21st century.”

Hence Russia has a free access to Mediterranean, which means the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe. You can see on a map of the area that there is also a corridor from Iran and Iraq to Lebanon, a route for shipping arms to Hamas and Hezbollah. Remember Stalin’s Doctrine worked at the time and it worked well in the Middle East as well. Moreover, Putin needed Crimea for this particular reason: to have a free avenue for Russian fleet to Mediterranean and the Middle East. Stalin’s design to use Islam is alive and well, you are witnessing it every day by the criminal activities of terrorism. Today Russians have several military installations in Syria. Read Socialist Lies: From Stalin to Clintons, Obamas, and Sanders, Xlibris, 2016.

However strange it sounds, I had some experience in connection with Syria. Once, a client came to my law office, a man who had a question about his apartment in Tallinn. In talking to me he told that he was leaving in a week, as he was working in Syria. I asked him what he was doing there, he answered very calmly that he was an instructor in the Soviet Terrorist training camp in Syria. It was in the end of the 1960s or beginning of the 1970s. I wasn’t surprised; the people living in Socialist countries had known Russia’s agenda in the Middle East where constant attacks were taking place daily. Today, in 2017, you can see the long-range strategy of Soviet Socialism and the Stalinist’s addiction to expansion—one of the reasons, I called the regime Soviet Fascism.

The ideology of Soviet Fascism

The Stalinist ideology has created special kinds of people, affecting them with subversive political correctness. They ignore the reality of the world and the war waged by Soviet Fascism against Western civilization during the last hundred years. But reality is very suborn—Stalinism connects Putin, Assad, Kim Jong-un, and many others like an umbilical cord to the ideology. Those leaders know that they are criminals and that the power they amass is the only thing that will save them from prison. The unfortunate result of their existence across the world is obvious—the rise of Anti-Semitism, the genocide of Christians, unspeakable violence, orchestrated protests—the attributes of Soviet Fascism. All of those we, the former Soviet citizens, had experienced in the Soviet Union. We called it Stalinism.

Researching the ideology for the last twenty-five years, I am convinced that the globe is dealing today with Soviet Fascism, which is one of the reasons for the push to Globalization, a KGB invention. Nor has America escaped it. For the sake of our country, the term Soviet Fascism should be accepted, analyzed, and discussed. Therefore my conclusion is two-fold: 1. Knowledge of Stalinist Russia is a must. 2. Investigation the Obama administration and the current activities of his shadow government is imperative. Both investigations, if successful, will have vital global ramifications…

I have to remind you my opinion about a list of military collaborations between the U.S. and Russia executed under the Obama/Putin joint venture:

  1. Killing of bin-Laden
  2. Invasion of Libya, conspiracy of Obama, Putin, and French Pres. Sarkozy.
  3. Benghazi, murder of the U.S. ambassador Stevens.
  4. “On 6 August 2011, a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter was shot down while transporting a quick reaction force attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. The resulting crash killed all 38 people on board—25 American specialists … Fifteen of the Navy SEALs that were killed were members of the Naval… “

If investigated, the listed events will open up a huge panorama of activities of the DNC leadership directed against the American Republic. My two assignments are inextricably intertwined. President Trump was right speaking about “inherited mess.” The mess was so tremendous, he initially asserted, the “swamp” indeed was deeper and more harmful and dangerous. I dedicated many pages to this “swamp,” I called it the Obama/Putin joint venture. A chronicling of this joint venture has been presented in detail in Socialist Lies. It is a protocol and diary of the Obama’s regime from its beginning in 2008. American Intelligence failed to expose Obama and the Democrat Party for aiding Putin in many different occurrences overseas to the detriment of American interests, including the Opioid epidemic in America. My book reveals just that.

In this connection, I have to correct our media and politicians: Putin will not stop at restoring the Soviet Union—Putin wants to be a President of the World, like Stalin’s intent—hence awareness of Stalinism is imperative. Alas, America did not escape the implementation of some elements, and attributes of Soviet Fascism by Obama’s regime.  Therefore, a person like Steve Bannon, who is talking about destruction of the administrative State, and who quotes Lenin by heart is extremely valuable to the Trump team. In our days—knowledge of the enemy is the best recipe for success…

To be continued at www.simonapipko1.com  and drrichswier.com/author/spipko/

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Media fails to report that Antifa woman taken down by Marine was throwing IEDs

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Nathan Damigo, a Marine veteran, wrestling to the ground a woman with an IED (red circle).

There’s been media coverage of a woman Louise Rosealma being wrestled to the ground by a man. Rosealma was part of the Antifa group in Berkeley, California that attacked pro-Trump marchers.

Nathan Damigo, a Marine veteran who was there saw that Rosealma was putting M80 explosive devices inside glass bottles and throwing them at the pro-Trump rally marchers.

So Louise Rosealma was literally making IED’s. This makes her no better than the Boston Marathon bombers.

According to Wikipedia:

M-80s are an American class of large powerful firecrackers, sometimes called salutes. M-80s were originally made in the early 20th century by the U.S. military to simulate explosives or artillery fire; later, M-80s were manufactured as fireworks.

You can see in the picture (above right) that she has her weapon, a glass bottle with an M80 in it, in her hand as Damigo hits her in the face to subdue the bomb threat.

Marines are trained to run towards the fight not away from it, to put their lives on the line so others won’t get hurt. Perfect example of that here.

According to CBS Los Angeles, “The 20-year-old [Louise Rosealma] drove to the Bay Area with friends to march against the alt-right organized event. Rosealma, a member of the anti-fascist movement, says she had only been at the protest for about 20 minutes when a smoke bomb went off. At that point, she says, she and her boyfriend were charged.”

She was being charged by Damigo because she was a threat to the safety of others.

It seems the fakestream media never reports the truth anymore.

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President Trump’s Arrest Record So Far: 21,000 Illegals

Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Donald Trump has ratcheted arrests to the point that 21,000 illegals have been detained by authorities in the first few weeks of the new administration, President Donald Trump has cracked down on illegals in the United States, as he promised during his campaign.


ICE provided the stats to the Washington Post showing how arrests of illegals rose 32.6 percent during the first few weeks of Trump’s take-over of the White House.

Breitbart tells more:

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 21,362 illegal aliens from January 20 through March 13, an increase of 5,258 from the same period in 2016.

“Nearly 75 percent of those arrested, a total of 17,921, are criminal illegal aliens. The number of non-criminal illegal aliens arrested has more than doubled.

“A spokeswoman for ICE said that the focus remains primarily on those who are a danger to the security of U.S., anyone who is in the U.S. illegally can face deportation.

“‘ … As [Homeland Security] Secretary [John F.] Kelly has made clear, ICE will no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,’ spokeswoman Jennifer Elzea said in a statement.

“The total number of illegal aliens who have been deported, not just arrested, is down by 1.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Eleza explained it takes time to move forward with deportation proceedings after arresting an illegal alien. Overall, the total number arrested increased by 15 percent compared to the same period last year.

“Since President Trump took office on January 20, the apprehension of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States has decreased by 61 percent, as reported by Breitbart Texas.”

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.

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Samuel L. Jackson Betrayed Blacks Again in Georgia

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Donald Trump and Samuel L. Jackson speak in 2001 during the 73rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. SGRANITZ/WIREIMAGE

Award winning black actor and civil rights activist Samuel L. Jackson cut a radio ad for the congressional special election in Georgia. Jackson urged Georgia voters to vote democrat to stop racist and sexist Trump. 

Folks, as an American who happens to be black, I respectfully report that Mr Jackson has a history of delusional thinking in regards to race relations in America. Over the years, Jackson has repeatedly excoriated Americans. Recently, Jackson accused America of being “full of white supremacists” who elected a “white supremacist president.” 

Everything out of this so-called civil rights activist’s mouth is counter productive to real black empowerment.

I challenge you to name a blockbuster Hollywood movie which does not feature Samuel L. Jackson. Okay, that statement may be a bit over the top, but you get my point. This guy is an awesome actor. His work ethic is legendary. Rather than trashing the millions of white movie goers who purchase tickets to see him, shouldn’t Jackson be focused on encouraging blacks to follow his lead?

What gets me about so many of these mega-wealthy and mega successful blacks is they never say “do what I did to become successful”; work hard, make responsible choices and strive for excellence. No, instead, these rich blacks betray their people by advocating the democrats’ keep-them-on-our-plantation formula. These powerful black mouthpieces for the Leftist agenda tell blacks, “y’all should demand more government assistance checks and democrats mandating lower standards for blacks.” Every democrat so-called black empowerment program subliminally sends blacks the message that they are short-bus-to-school Americans. Leftists are peerless in their bigotry of lowered expectations in regards to black Americans.

This is why as a black conservative I remain frustrated that republicans are branded racist. In reality, democrats are the true racists. My GOP brothers and sisters have never talked down to me or inferred that standards needed to be lowered to give me a fair shot.

That is all my 90 year old black dad asked for back in 1952, a fair shot at becoming a Baltimore City firefighter. Despite horrific racist working conditions, dad won “Firefighter of the Year” two times without a single standard lowered for him. That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! 

By sticking his nose into the Georgia congressional election as a democrat hack operative, Mr Jackson is selling-out his people again; helping to falsely brand Trump a racist. Have you checked the numbers Mr. Jackson? Blacks suffered big-time under 8 years of Obama; epidemic unemployment; socially and economically going backwards. 

Trump will be far better for blacks than Obama. Mr. Jackson, I pray that you will get your head together. Please stop being a puppet, continuing democrats’ decades of deceiving and exploiting blacks to keep them voting democrat.

Mr Jackson, please start proclaiming the truth to black youths, “do what I did and you can have what I have.” Samuel L. Jackson’s net worth is approximately $165 million.

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Democrats introduce the Americans with No Abilities Act (ANAA)

mediocrityDemocrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many more Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills and ambition. In other words college graduates living at home.

“Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,” said California Sen. Barbara Boxer. “We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing.”

In a Capitol Hill press conference, Nancy Pelosi pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent record of hiring Persons with No Ability (63 percent according to a recent PU poll).

Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million mid-level positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility (e.g. Congressional staffers), thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability (POI) into middle-management positions, and give a tax credit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

Finally, the Americans With No Abilities Act contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the non-abled, banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as, “Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job? Do you have a college degree is social sciences? Have you attended an anti-Trump rally?”

“As a non-abled person, I can’t be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them,” said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint, Mich., due to her inability to remember “righty tighty, lefty loosey-goosey”. “This new law should be real good for people like me. I’ll finally have job security.” With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Said Sen. Dick Durbin, II: “As a senator with no abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and a good salary for doing so.”

This message was approved by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Maxine (WaWa) Waters and Nancy Pelosi. All of whom would qualify for ANAA benefits.

EDITORS NOTE: This political satire originally appeared in the American Mediocrity Association journal WorthlessHat tip to Al and Jim.

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Radicals flip off Victims of Communism Memorial

Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, in an email states:

A group of radicals on their way to a protest organized in part by the Party for Socialism and Liberation, which believes “the only solution to the deepening crisis of capitalism is the socialist transformation of society,” recently descended on the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, DC.

For some reason they thought it would be a good idea to give the middle finger to our Memorial—literally—and then had the audacity to brag about it all over social media.

I am livid and I expect you are too.

The Memorial was built to honor the more than 100 million people around the world who were persecuted, oppressed, and murdered by communist dictators including Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Fidel Castro. It is a 10-foot bronze replica of the papier-mâché statue made by peaceful pro-democracy students in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. The students had themselves modeled their statue after the Statue of Liberty.

This Memorial is a powerful reminder of the human cost of communism—and a symbol of hope for those still living under communist regimes.

A famous Cuban dissident, El Sexto (which means “The Sixth”) visited the Memorial in February, shortly after he’d been released from prison in Cuba for daring to celebrate the death of a dictator.

Here he is paying his respects.

I was there and I am struck by the contrast of how he responded to the Memorial. They showed ignorance and disrespect. He was moved to tears.

That’s why the work of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is so important.

Because of the generosity of patriots like you, we are doing something about the crisis of education facing our nation. In 2016, we hosted our first high school teacher seminars and launched our first college programs. In just a few months, we’ve reached thousands of college students nationwide and we’re rapidly building on this momentum.

ABOUT THE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

In 1994, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation was legally incorporated with the mission: To educate this generation and future generations about the ideology, history, and legacy of communism.

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My thoughts on Fast Freddie Spencer and his book ‘Feel’

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Freddie Spencer on the Honda NS500. Photo: Cycle World.

I am a motorcyclist and have been for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of riding and continue to ride as much as I can. I have always ridden Honda motorcycles because of their reliability. One of the greatest Honda Motor GP team riders was “Fast” Freddie Spencer.

I had the opportunity to attend Freddie Spencer’s High Performance Riding School in Las Vegas, Nevada. I not only got to meet the man I was trained by him to ride my motorcycle safely and fast at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Freddie would personally teach each class. His focus was on throttle and brake control. One has to get the feel of the motorcycle in order to push it to the limit.

We all road Honda CBR 600cc motorcycles set up to Freddie’s high standards at the  school. Freddie road a CBR 900cc motorcycle on the track. We did time in class and then on the race track to hone our skills as riders. Freddie was relentless in making sure his students learned and then practiced what they learned on the track.

Freddie made me a better motorcycle rider and a safer driver. His lessons are always on my mind even as I ride today.

Perhaps the scariest moment of my time at Freddie’s school was when he pulled in front of my motorcycle on the track, put up his left hand and signaled “follow me.” That meant he wanted me to do what he did so well, ride motorcycles fast, very fast. I dragged my knee on the asphalt following the best of the best, Fast Freddie.

freddie spencer book coverIt is interesting that Freddie has titled his new book Feel.

Feel is the story of how Freddie, a small-time boy from humble beginnings in Louisiana, rose to the pantheon of greats, to win the 500cc and 250cc GP Championship in the same year – an historic achievement over three decades ago which has never been repeated.

Freddie and I grew up during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King. Both Freddie and I judged people by feel, not by colour. By their character. Blind to prejudice and discrimination, Freddie formed dynamic connections with people and events, but only years later during his racing afterlife could Freddie come to understand the true power of the things he learned. He passed on his passion and love of riding to me and countless others.

Freddie the teacher, and now author, presents an articulate and compassionate guide as he describes the thrill and horror of racing in an era when death was a perennial threat. He recalls in pin-sharp detail the frenetic high-octane racing duels with the ‘King’ Kenny Roberts, but also describes a parallel internal journey as he struggled to make sense of it all.

Driven by a search for the personal fulfilment that comes through finding your purpose, Freddie’s story is a universal one. In its message of hope, Feel transcends its genre to offer a story for everyone. Part thriller, part philosophical self-exploration, it is a remarkably insightful account of what it is like to have it all, but wonder why.

Freddie notes, “For the first time I will talk about the traumas of my childhood, the contrast between the leaf fire burns, the mistrust and discomfort and the peace and purpose I felt when riding my bike. I didn’t tell my parents about something that happened to me. Why? I felt ashamed, but when I rode I felt connected to everything and the pain in my hand and heart would go away. It gave me the feeling of hope”.

To order a copy of Feel please click here.

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Female Veterans Unite, Inc. Partnering with BMW of Sarasota for their Bimmer-Con Event on Saturday, April 29th

Female Veterans Unite Inc. was the new kid on the block approximately four years ago, networking with thousands of other not-for-profit organizations, who were all striving to help out female veterans in Sarasota County and the surrounding areas. Initially, their board of directors thought that they would attempt to get a few women veterans together for a “retreat” and then have them all go their separate ways and just call it a “fun time” that was had by all. But something much more magical happened at that September 2014 Retreat, and it has been re-occurring every September since then.

And recently, Mr. Victor Young, Owner of BMW of Sarasota also took notice. Mr. Young has always been supportive of the veterans in our community, but this time he took it one step further. On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, at BMW of Sarasota (5151 Clark Rd., Sarasota) BMW is giving away a $40,000.00 motorcycle formerly owned by Norman Reedus of the ride community and “aka” Daryl Dixon of The Walking Dead and Female Veterans Unite will be the recipient of all that is fund-raised at this major event. Beginning at 6:00 pm and going until 10:00 pm, there will be food, fun, and zombie-fighting at this special event. There will also be a Walking Dead Costume Contest, free BMW giveaways throughout the evening, and tickets will be sold to win a 4 hour cruise for 23 of your friends on Mr. John Saputo’s Gold Eagle 62’ yacht AND an opportunity to win a free weekend rental of a BMW convertible. Now these are pretty special, high end prizes. Wouldn’t you agree?

How Did Female Veterans Unite Originate:

The founder of Female Veterans Unite Inc., Ms. Georgie Alfano-Cronk was not prepared for the surveys that she received at the end of the retreat that encouraged her; (no, the proper wording here would be, “demanded of her”) to hold “ADDITIONAL” sessions for more of our women veterans. Approximately 25 women did not want to leave the premises at Day Spring after 4 days and 3 nights of group sessions, team building activities, sharing their stories, laughing through stories of combat and broken relationships, and crying enough tears to fill a river basin. But as Ms. Alfano-Cronk explains to the novice non-veteran; “it was all therapeutic and even curative in nature. These were the same women who went from being trained to kill during war times, to coming back home and becoming wives, mothers, daughters, and employees once again”. Where would they ever find the time to take care of themselves and their own needs, let alone to be able to seamlessly blend back into their own communities? And then they discovered that they needed to address various issues and concerns that affected them, but not necessarily their military male counterparts. The Veterans Administration (VA) did not, or would not address many of the women veterans concerns that had any type of liability issues attached to it; but the women veterans at “Female Veterans Unite” didn’t mind taking on the task! After all; it takes a Sister to know a Sister.

The facilitators at FVU say that they are now willing to admit that they have discovered the secret formula for bringing female veterans to their retreats in droves. They have been able to create not only a very safe environment for the Women Warriors to express themselves, but also encouraged the necessary amount of trust that is required for women veterans to build lasting bonds. Their current Board of Directors: (Amy Spears-Nordhausen, Carol McBride, Elizabeth Cereska, and Georgie Alfano-Cronk) are all female veterans themselves so they know exactly what is necessary to move each retreat forward and make each veteran feel comfortable enough to reveal her deepest and inner most soul. “We encourage the women to be respectful, understanding, compassionate and to embrace each other’s differences, and they definitely have done all of them. These women rock!”

Over the next couple of months, Female Veterans Unite committees will be holding fundraisers and will be asking the people and the local veteran organizations for their financial support. FVU is a 501 (c) (3) and so all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The cost to sponsor each women warrior is $400.00, but that price includes their room, board, professional facilitators, an activities package, water & snacks, and many more freebies that are provided for them by businesses in our community. This event is FREE for the Women Veterans, but they must go online now to www.femaleveteransunite.com and fill out an application to attend this event as space is limited. The retreat is scheduled for Sept. 14th – 17th inclusive and is held at Day Spring Episcopal Center in Parrish, Florida.

Many people seem to know that men have served our country, but they seem to forget that women have also served in our military armed forces. In fact; the most recent statistics from the Center for Women Veterans are that there are nearly three million women serving in the armed forces and they make up 20 percent of the military workforce. Women are one of the fastest growing segments of the Veteran population”. (03/02/2016)

So as I see this; it would be beneficial that Female Veterans Unite Inc. continue to do exactly what they have been doing all along, plus plan on incorporating some of their newly developed programs into action. Our female veterans need our assistance and attention too. If you liked my message, comment to me here. If you like what FEMALE VETERANS UNITE represent, go to their face book page and LIKE them there and please SHARE their message.

If you are even the least bit curious about what they are doing or if they might need some additional volunteer staff to help them to reach their goals, please feel free to call them at (941) 266-2769 (Georgie) or (941) 302-5496 (Amy). Donations are now being accepted at their GO FUND ME Page: https://www.gofundme.com/femaleveteransunite or you may write a check to: FEMALE VETERANS UNITE INC., P.O. Box 5403, Sarasota, FL 34237-5403. Female Veterans Unite Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.