This story if true is disturbing on many levels. It says nothing of the executive branch requiring any approval from Congress, or even that Congress has approved anything.
Excerpt “The Obama administration is currently drawing up a set of rules about how the US military can defend against or conduct cyberattacks, the New York Times reports. The Obama administration is also allowing intelligence agencies to declare potential threats. But even if these threats are nothing more than a suspicion without evidence, the military now has the authority to attack foreign nations, regardless of whether or not the US is involved in a conflict with them.
The review came after an atheist group argued that the cross on government land violates the separation of church and state.
Several Marines, as well as the widows and children of two of the fallen Marines, carried the 13-foot-tall cross up to the hilltop on Veterans Day. The did so on their own and without Corps permission.
The cross replaced one that had been there since 2003 until it was destroyed by a brushfire in 2007.
“Camp Pendleton legal authorities are researching and reviewing the issue in order to make a judicious decision,” the Marine Corps said in a statement reported by the Los Angeles Times Monday. Continue at Zionica http://zionica.com/2011/11/23/cross-raised-on-marine-base-might-come-down/
I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a shortnap,’ I thought.Just before take-off, a line of soldierscame down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surroundingme. I decided to start a conversation.‘Where are you headed?’ I asked thesoldier seated nearest to me. Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to AfghanistanAfter flying for about an hour, anannouncement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars.It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quicklydecided a lunch would help pass the time…As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. ‘No, that seems like alot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth fivebucks. I’ll wait till we get to base.’His friend agreed.I looked around at the other soldiers.None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed theflight attendant a fifty dollar bill. ‘Take a lunch to all thosesoldiers.’ She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it’s almost likeyou are doing it for him.’Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat andasked, ‘Which do you like best – beef or chicken?’‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minutelater with a dinner plate from first class.‘This is your thanks..’After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me twenty-five dollars.Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers ashe walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was lookingat the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row hestopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. Witha booming voice he said, ‘I was a soldier and I was a military pilot.Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I neverforgot.’ I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in frontof me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm. When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!Upon entering the terminal, I saw thesoldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars ‘It will take you some time to reach the base.. Itwill be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You.’Ten young men left that flight feelingthe love and respect of their fellow travelers.As I walked briskly to my car, Iwhispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country.. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little…A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States ofAmerica ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.’May God give you the strength and courage to pass this along to everyone on your email buddy list….I JUST DID Let us pray..Prayer chain for our Military… Don’tbreak it!Please send this on after a shortprayer.. Prayer for our soldiers Don’t break it!Prayer:‘Lord, hold our troops in your lovinghands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.’Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm’s way, prayer is the very best one.GOD BLESS YOU FOR PASSING IT ON!
This is an email I received this morning that I wish to share with you as I think there is some truth behind it. We truly are looking through a glass darkly and not seeing the bigger picture I suspect. ~~RL
Dear Rob Lorinov:
I listened to Alex Jones last night on his daily news program. He spent the first hour of his three hour show talking about how he gets it. He’s figured out now that everything we are seeing in our country and in the world today has something unseen behind it. He even went on to admit that “demons” are behind it all. Now you may think this is foolish superstition or something but I assure you it is not. This is a world of illusion. What is is usually not and what is not usually is. Appearances are often deceiving in this world and what we see happening in our nation and all around the world today is not what it appears to be on the surface. There are greater forces at play in all this. Forces that cannot be seen or easily identified. Ephesians 6:12 says,
“Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.”
The spiritual world does exist I assure you and when we are looking for truth of what we see happening in this world today we must not ignore that spirit world. There is an old Jewish saying that says this,
“Behold! Believe! For even now there are still angels in the heavens who carry savage weapons!”
Here is a video of Alex Jones and what he said on air last night:
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