Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Rest In Peace Tim 'Loki' Kerlin

"No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee."        

Friday, December 20, 2013

Pray for Loki

Update: The US has lost a sorely needed Constitutional scholar and autodidact. I will have faith that the Lord has called him home and we will meet eventually. My condolences to his family and my thanks for their support of his efforts to educate and encourage others. Rest In Peace Tim Kerlin. The world is a smaller and sadder place without you. 

While I am terribly tardy in posting a thank you to Loki from the Halls of Valhalla network on BTR, I am very grateful for his assistance. In addition, Loki has undergone his own surgery and is now in very bad condition, having suffered a blood clot to the brain. Please pray for him for both salvation and recovery.

According to Snooper: "Loki’s wife said that she had been telling Loki to admit that he was a Christian and to stop hiding this fact"  If this is so, it is an answer to prayer, not only my own but those of many others as Loki has staunchly held to the position that he is an agnostic through the years.

Loki has served as a teacher and a friend since the first time I encountered him. I was humbled that he was willing to host my show for me during my recent surgery and it is my sincerest wish that he accept salvation and a close second that he recover fully and quickly from this injury.

I also pray for comfort for his wife and family in this time of trials.

"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." ~ Mal 4:2

"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him." ~ Acts10:38

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Low Lifes in High Places -Intellectual Froglegs S2E17

If you can't counter the truth, prevent others from speaking it. Deathcare was DESIGNED to kill people.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Senate Goes 'Nuclear' - Opens Door To Controversial Healthcare Board - D...

And this is why I call it deathcare....

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Hammer of Reality

Friday, November 15, 2013

Truth and Consequences

It's been a while since I have had the time and energy to write  a post of my own here. Much has happened in the interim. It is mighty tempting to title this post "We Told You So"  because conservatives and those who actually bestirred themselves to read or at least skim the erroneously named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did our best to warn America of what was in it.

Ms. Pelosi famously said: "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it".  No ma'am.  As a member of Congress, it was one of your most basic duties to READ the bill to find out what was in it BEFORE you voted on it.  That aside, I think Ms. Pelosi and her fellow criminals in the 111th Congress who voted for this monstrosity knew exactly what was in it. They knew it would kill millions of Americans, because that is one of the purposes of this piece of excrement. It was designed to allow the government to legally kill people in a way that wouldn't incite a violent uprising in the American people - because, as I have been told over and over by the bill's apologists - its the LAW now.

And that's the thing. Slavery was the law at one time too, but it was bad law and here in America, we have, not only the ability to change bad law, but the duty to do so. Americans are a law abiding people and those currently in power and their minions and useful innocents know this. They are counting on it.

As a law abiding people with the authority and duty to change the government when it becomes abusive or tyrannical, we have a duty to remove this "law" from the books entirely. It violates our 4th amendment right to privacy along with forcing us to engage in commerce at the whim of government, which is clearly abusive of our self evident but un-enumerated right to use our resources, financial or otherwise, as we see fit.

The truth of the PPAACA that Americans are waking up to as their health insurance premiums have been raised to the sky or their health insurance has been cancelled altogether, is that this is a threat to our form of government, our property, and our very lives. There will be consequences for that threat. There must be or the government bullies, who have been put in places of power by the degraded character of a nation that farms out the individual duties of charity to an over sized and uncaring, faceless government, will only escalate, because bullies and abusers who face no consequences for their actions always do.

Right now those bullies, and they are people who sincerely believe that they are driving the evolution of humanity to the next level through their Utopian, socialist nonsense, regardless of the cost in lives that such philosophy has engendered EVERY SINGLE TIME it has raised it's ugly head in human history, are crying to their dear leader to do something. Save them from their folly - at least until they can be re-elected - at which point the deathcare will resume along its intended path.

Their dear leader has responded. By ordering private companies to ignore the law for a year. I am at a loss to produce one president in the history of the USA who has thought he had the authority to order private companies to do anything. That is because the president has no such authority here. There are no kings in the republican form of government given to us by our founders who were guided by the Hand of Divine Providence. Yet he has done so and without even offering compensation for the work required by such an order.

I do not think that the threat of death and pain to our families, friends and neighbors as well as to ourselves can be brought back into comfortable denial by such a tactic, even were it allowed to stand, (which it had best not be or there should be more than democrats fearing for their re-elections) because I hope and pray that Americans have just been given the wake up call they really need to see what is happening to our nation.

The claim of the tyrants and bullies is that the free market system doesn't work for health care - even though the free market system -even hobbled as it is by excessive government regulation - has already built the best health care system in the world.

The claim of the tyrants is that the poor will be given free access to the health care they need under this monstrosity. the truth is that, given the outrageous premiums and deductibles, the poor will be made much poorer and still be unable to access health care.

The claim of the tyrants is that the cost of health care will go down. The truth is that a single page of regulations on any industry has never resulted in lower prices. We can only imagine how high theprice of health care will be driven by 20,000+ pages of regulations.

The claim of the tyrants is that "if you like your plan you can keep it". The truth is that 5 million+  Americans have already lost their health insurance and millions more will be unable to afford the premiums for the new plans they are being offered. The truth is that this monstrosity was designed to steal the wealth of Americans and kill them when they become "useless eaters" in the eyes of these tyrants. Unless there is anyone left who still thinks the IRS will not play partisan politics with our health care.

The head tyrant has ordered, ordered the insurance companies - private businesses - to embark upon a high cost reversion of actions they have taken to comply with this monstrous "law" until the 2014 elections are over in order to restore the awakening giant to a passive slumber. The truth is that he and his minions have threatened us and our children and our families. A threat that remains active, because cancer patients and others who just had their vital, lifesaving treatment yanked out from under them with the cancellation of plans they liked and counted on will not forget, if they survive. I suspect their families will not forget if they don't.

So, America, look around you and ask yourself: which of my family members, neighbors or friends would I trust with my life and the lives of my family?". Then go out and get those people to run for office - because we desperately need trustworthy people of good character to replace the tyrants and bullies we have now. For those who helped to put those tyrants and bullies into place - you need to take a break from voting until you have educated yourselves on this nation, what government is and is not to do for you and your responsibilities to her.

 "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding."~ Prov 23:23

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obamacare Navigators Counsel Applicants to "Lie"

Liar, liar, pants on fire...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Unicorn Poacher (Intellectual Froglegs S2E14)


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Securing America from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Technical and Policy ...

Remember, the sun doesn't have a political agenda and cannot be persuaded to wait a few days.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: The Cookie Cutter Curriculum

Political Islam // Articles // When The Jihad Comes, Whose Side Will You Be On?

"Why don’t Muslims denounce the terrorists?
Islam is harsh on ‘hypocrites’ (munafiqoon in Arabic). Munafiqs are ‘moderate Muslims’. They give only lip service to Islam. Mohammed wanted to burn the munafiqs to death in their homes for not participating in prayers or jihad.
Nonetheless, participate or not, they must not hinder jihad by thought, word or deed. Islam’s ‘munafiqs’ sit back and look the other way, while jihadists fight the Kafirs and subdue them. When a munafiq helps Kafirs during jihad, he becomes a traitor to Islam; he is considered to be a Kafir at war with Islam, so jihadists may kill him too.
When jihad comes, a munafiq is not neutral. He is on the side of jihad, rather than on the side of Kafirs. A munafiq is silent when the jihadists knock on their non-Muslim neighbor’s door. The reason for this silence is in the Koran (28.86) ‘never be a supporter of the disbelievers’ "
Read more here:
Political Islam // Articles // When The Jihad Comes, Whose Side Will You Be On?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Untimely Blizzard Devastates Ranchers - MSM AWOL

Update: An update on the aftermath of the storm has been penned here and you may contribute to the clean-up/relief efforts at: https://www.giveblackhills.org/27677 . If you are a T-shirt kind of a person, A T-shirt has been created with proceeds to go to the aid of the ranchers here.

 Our nation's cattle ranchers have suffered a serious blow - one that will undoubtedly have economic repercussions and yet there is no word in the national MSM news. Well here is some coverage by non-national sources and individuals who care and are asking for our prayers.

From Dawnwink on Wordpress, a woman whose parents live and ranch where the storm hit hardest:
"I searched the national news for more information. Nothing. Not a single report on any of major news sources that I found. Not CNN, not the NY Times, not MSNBC. I thought, Well, it is early and the state remains without power and encased in snow, perhaps tomorrow. So I checked again the next day. Nothing. It has now been four days and no national news coverage.

Meanwhile, ranchers on the plains have been dealt a crippling blow the likes that has not been experienced in living memory. The Rapid City Journal continues, ”Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, said most ranchers she had spoken to were reporting that 20 to 50 percent of their herds had been killed. While South Dakota ranchers are no strangers to blizzards, what made Friday’s storm so damaging was how early it arrived in the season. Christen said cattle hadn’t yet grown their winter coats to insulate them from freezing wind and snow. In addition, Christen said, during the cold months, ranchers tend to move their cattle to pastures that have more trees and gullies to protect them from storms. Because Friday’s storm arrived so early in the year, most ranchers were still grazing their herds on summer pasture, which tend to be more exposed and located farther away from ranch homes.”

In addition to the financial loss, when a rancher loses an animal, it is a loss of years, decades, and often generations within families, of building the genetics of a herd. Each rancher’s herd is as individual and unique as a fingerprint. It is not a simple as going out to buy another cow. Each cow in a herd is the result of years of careful breeding, in the hopes of creating a herd reflective of market desirability, as well as professional tastes of the rancher. Cattle deaths of this magnitude for ranchers is the equivalent of an investment banker’s entire portfolio suddenly gone. In an instant, the decades of investment forever disappear.  It is to start over again, to rebuild, over years and years."

Look here to see the rest of this report on wordpress.

The author asks for your prayers, but I'm sure you could contact local organizations and churches in the area and they would be able to guide you about how to help in a more physical way.

See more via local news reports here and here.
Unbelievably enough, some have taken to the comments sections in local reports as if it were an opportunity to upbraid America for "their meat addiction" and play politics. They should be ashamed of themselves.

" And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?
 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock.
 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses."~ Gen 30: 29-43

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I Will Not Comply

I Will Not Comply
Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply.

I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government.  I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a gigantic carbon footprint on our environment and the United States Constitution, a duty.

Non-compliance is my executive order, and that order reads in part that I do not recognize any government's claim on my action or inaction in the marketplace, nor upon any personal information I am unwilling to divulge."

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/i_will_not_comply.html#ixzz2hUOroJjQ
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Rules of Non-Compliance: Why I will not comply (IFL Sampler)


Friday, October 11, 2013

EMP Coalition in Atlanta

For more info on what an EMP pulse can do go to http://stopemp.org/ . Get your legislators, state and national on the hot seat and ask what they are doing to prepare for when this occurs.
I am sharing a press release from Senator Grothman because I thought it was a bit of good news for the state of WI and we can all use some positive political news right now.

"Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King

Madison: Today, Glenn Grothman enthusiastically supported Governor Walker’s proposal to hold down school property taxes. 

“Given what Wisconsin taxpayers are used to, one would not have believed it would be possible that property taxes on an average house will go down FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.

“As Wisconsin’s Economy continues to outperform expectations, and sales and income tax collections were greater than expected, the idea of having property taxes drop on an average house for the third year in a row is brilliant.  As someone who watched property taxes spiral out of control for decades, this will come as a welcome shock to Wisconsin taxpayers.

“It is important to remember that this is not some reckless short term gimmick.  The most recent addition to Wisconsin’s rainy day fund brings us to $280 million – this is five time more than the previous high of $57 million in 2007.  And remember, income taxes in the recently passed budget also fell by 4%.”

1) Property taxes on an average Wisconsin house are down for the third year in a row.
2) Income tax reduction of 4%.
3) Rainy day fund increased to five times the all-time high.

Congratulations Governor Walker and Wisconsin Legislature for multi-tasking at its best."
~Senator Glenn Grothman

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Grooming of America, Incremental Steps Towards Tyranny

The governmental shut down. Fodder for ridicule on both the left and the right. The shutting down of the national parks - a demonstration of the penurious and petty spirit in which the current administration has behaved since 2008. But what are the real consequences? Does this have a deeper and more disturbing consequence for America? If America were a family with this administration at the head, (As this administration and others for decades now would like us to believe)what would this current go-round be? There is a good argument to be made that it is an abusive parent grooming his/her children to accept more egregious abuses in the future.

It seems a joke- "Obama tries to close the ocean" - as if that could be done, he should take a lesson from King Canute. One might argue that Mr. obama may actually think he can control the oceans( remember this quote?: “Generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow….”), but he is mistaken and shame on us if we continue to allow him to think he has that kind of authority.

 Yes, it seems a joke, but all too quickly there appear other, more petty and more disturbing tales associated with the way this administration is handling this shut-down. A shut down that they could end in a moment, if only they would accept that the American people are rejecting the innocuously and horrifically inaccurately named patient protection and affordable care act.(Hereafter referred to as "deathcare") The American people are allowed, nay required, to reject legislation when it is as obviously harmful to our nation and as blatantly unconstitutional as this is. That is one of the jobs of the House of Representatives, to control the excesses of government through control of the purse strings. Many members of the current House were elected for the sole purpose of repealing the deathcare act. Should they ignore that commission from their constituents?

Tales of State Troopers not only shutting down Mt. Rushmore, but having been ordered to refuse to allow people to safely stop along the side of the roads from which it may be viewed. Tales of officials barricading access to the Grand canyon even though the state of Arizona has said they will take on the costs associated with running it. Tales of private businesses that operate in conjunction and on contract with the national park system being closed down - by orders from on high. Tales of privately owned and operated memorials and etc that are being closed down by federal order. And perhaps, most disturbingly, tales of elderly people being escorted off their own property by law enforcement because the homes they built on their own property happens to be in a national park and the park is closed.

It occurs to me that most national parks have set hours of operation. Are we to believe that these homeowners are not allowed to stay in their own homes overnight, because the parks are closed at night? Are we to believe that the concessions owners who have buildings(their own private property, mind you)  near national parks are not allowed to be open for business during the hours after the parks close for any stragglers who may come along?

There is a great deal of logic to having people like those homeowners and businesses on-site after hours in and near national parks. They provide a citizen security force just by the knowledge of their presence there. It is an arrangement that makes sense and costs the taxpayers nothing while building the character of America in a small way. While I am sure there are "laws" that could be quoted in these days when the Congress produces bills 1000's of pages long, which they pass without reading and whose regulatory burdens, in the case of the aforementioned deathcare act, are more than 8 times as long as the Bible, is it really lawful in America to throw people out of their own property just because the park is closed? When the closed or open status of the park has never been an issue

 Are we really to believe that charter boats would not be allowed to be in Biscayne Bay or the surrounding ocean because the "park is closed"? Does Biscayne Bay even have open and closed hours? Or do they just have hours when people can expect more assistance, should they have need of it than others?  What exactly would be the penalty there? Because I haven't heard of one instance where a charter boat was sunk  or seized and all on board arrested for being late getting in. In fact, Would the government, in saner times, have even considered that they had the authority to close down 1100 square miles of ocean without the excuse of some grave national emergency?  And even then, such a closure would depend upon the goodwill of the people to respect it.

What if these people had resisted? Would harmful or deadly force been used against them?  And what would have been the justification for doing so? "Just following orders"?  If this continues, it is almost inevitable that there will be an incident or incidents where someone is physically harmed or killed. What will be the excuse of the administration then? What will the officers involved in these acts tell themselves to justify their actions?

Once an individual has engaged in a behavior set that involves this kind of bullying, the tendency is for the behavior, if not confronted and corrected, to become worse over time. Especially when bullying behavior is encouraged and condoned. This is why America was designed for a people of strong character. Designed for a people who have the strength of character to stand up and say "I refuse to comply" when something is wrong. Designed for a nation of people who are able and willing to stand on their own and to do so, regardless of the consequences.

When this nation was formed, there were very few people who had jobs in the way that people today are employed. There were no Wal-Marts, no Lehman Brothers to employ thousands of people in one business. Nearly everyone had a business of their own. They either owned a business or they were apprenticed to someone who did and were going to become a business owner a soon as the apprenticeship was up. Owning and running a successful business takes a different mindset than does merely working for someone else. It teaches responsibility. It inspires freedom.  It requires the questioning of authority when authority oversteps its bounds.  This is the strength of character from which the founders of this nation pledged and gave their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

Law enforcement is being tested and they are failing. Where are all the sheriffs who swore to uphold the Constitution while this is going on? Why are men and women who swore to uphold the constitution allowing themselves to be made into the bullies and enforcers of this situation? This is not lawful-this is "just following orders". Oh, we have some of those personnel saying they hate it. Yes, they hate what they are doing, but they are not refusing. Yes, they might lose their jobs if they refuse, that's what the oath was about. Will they continue to just follow orders and do their jobs when it turns really nasty?  This is an incremental step in the grooming process, were someone about the business of turning America into a Nazi like state. A state where the government has the power of life and death *cough* deathcare *cough*  over the people.( But simply because those who fled communist/socialist nations to come here have been screaming about it from the rooftops is no reason to worry yet-right?)

This is the difference between being an entrepreneur and working for someone else. Do you see the freedom in being able to close your business when it no longer suits you to engage in it? Can you appreciate the difference in a government built by and watched over by entrepreneurs and one that knows it need only control the employers to control the people? We can help our law enforcement personnel by stepping up, as did Governor Walker in having the state of Wisconsin take over the running of the parks and thus relieving federally employed law enforcement from having to make that painful choice. Businesses could certainly do the same by offering employment to any officers who might lose their jobs over their refusal to comply with orders that require them to behave badly. Step up America. The government is not to be a parental figure, but rather a necessary evil to be watched and constrained. The government is to be viewed as our servant, an unruly child in the public perception to be guided and disciplined by an informed and participatory citizenry, not a parent  in its role. "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington

We still have the authority to control this extremely unruly child, this force, this fire, but only if we are ready to exercise that authority on an individual level. Are you willing to lose your job to preserve the freedom of this nation? That is the question being asked by this administration of law enforcement officers, park rangers and sundry. So far, the answer appears to be "no".

In committing this incremental step to "groom" our law enforcement officers to engage in petty bullying because they were ordered to do so, this administration is committing treason. It is waging war on America. It is, so far, not a war of weapons, but rather a philosophical war on the founding principles of this nation and her people. In many ways that is far more egregious than a war of weapons would be, because weaponry does not sap one's spirit or twist one's soul in the way that the psychological warfare does.

Call your state's governor and ask him/her to take over the national parks in your state. It can be done. The federal government was never intended to own any real estate besides D.C. anyway. We must reclaim our authority - if only to keep our law enforcement from having to make such choices alone. It will not be easy or convenient, but it will be a great deal better than doing nothing to stop the incremental assaults on our liberties. "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." - Thomas Paine

"Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."~ 1 Cor 10:12-13

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Intellectual Froglegs S2E11

Welcome Josh Tolley Listeners

Update: The legislation never got referred to the committee and as a result must be re-introduced next session. Unfortunately, Rep Kestell is retiring and Sen Leibham is running for Congress, so both of my legislators, who acted as sponsors for this legislation are likely to be gone(although I will grant that Mr. Leibham will have stiff competition for Rep Petri's seat in Sen Grothman.)  I own to some disappointment. You may see the latest update here.

Thanks to Josh Tolley and the Josh Tolley Show. Please share your stories in the comments here. The legislation on the table in WI are SB 309 and AB 390. This is simple legislation that just says educators must contact parents first if they are going to question your child about criminal activity.
The other posts you may be interested in are here, here and here. Even if your legislator has signed on as a co-sponsor, please call him/her to thank them and express your support.

I am not part of any organization and I am not asking for money, just a phone call to your legislators. We have a participatory system of government and this is one of the ways we can participate besides voting. The legislative aides are polite and wonderful, please treat them well when you call.

The line for the capital switchboard is:1-800-362-9472 (266-9960 in Madison)
The website to find your Senator is here: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/pages/waml.aspx
or your Representative's e-mail addresses may be found here: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-email.aspx?h=a

"And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him." ~ Deut 1:16

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Little Help

I seldom engage in any sort of advertising or requests for charity, but occasionally I will make an exception. There is a dear lady who is confined to her bed, but still in need of funds to keep her house. She earns that money by painting personalized signs. If you are someone who travels to craft fairs who would like some of her signs to sell, please contact her too. You can order a sign for your family/business here: http://www.facebook.com/CustomFamilySignsWithPet

Here are some examples of what she can do:

"Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise." Hebrews 10:35-36

Friday, September 20, 2013

Update on LRB-0413/1 to protect our kids

Update 2: The legislation never got referred to the committee and as a result must be re-introduced next session. Unfortunately, Rep Kestell is retiring and Sen Leibham is running for Congress, so both of my legislators, who acted as sponsors for this legislation are likely to be gone(although I will grant that Mr. Leibham will have stiff competition for Rep Petri's seat in Sen Grothman.)  I own to some disappointment. You may see the latest update here. 

UPDATE: This has now been released as AB 390 in the Assembly and SB 309 in the Senate and referred to the Education committee. I will update again as I receive word.

Sen Leibham's aide, Lucas, has informed me that there are 11 legislators who have signed on as co-sponsors. He says the next step is for the bill to be formally introduced, receive a bill number, and be referred to a committee for consideration yet this week. 
 The 11 co-sponsors are:
From the Senate

And from the Assembly:

For those in their districts, please call them and thank them for co-sponsoring. If your State Senator/Representatives are not on this list, please call them and let them know you support this legislation and think they should too.

 The grant of in loco parentis authority used by educators and admin is based upon the assurances of the government that those who we hire to administer and teach in our public school system are worthy of being trusted with our children. The bottom line is that putting my child in danger without notifying me says they are NOT worthy of that trust. It is a shame that this should be so, but the failure to recognize the dividing line between acting in the best interests of the child and acting as an agent of law enforcement means we need to show them where it is.

" If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction."
~Psalm 73:15-18

Monday, September 16, 2013

Destroying the Rule of Law or Lock up your kids to keep them safe

The Washington Post is reporting that the Supreme Court has ruled that if the countries of illegal immigrants do not want to take them back, we cannot keep them in jail here. The result is that some 2,837 illegal immigrants who were convicted of sexual assault here were released.

Have we all lost our minds? So now illegal aliens can commit sexual assault and walk away. This is not upholding the rule of law or the dictates of the US Constitution. This is victimizing the people of this nation in a way that is entirely criminal. Deport these people.

Of course their home nations don't want criminals back. Then they would have to use their own resources to imprison them. Why are we giving their home nations a choice of whether or not to take them back? Just send them to the point farthest away from America in their home nation and send the government of that home nation a bill for the cost of their transport.

Common sense would indicate that we are not required to keep the citizens of other nations here for any reason, much less allow them to flout our laws with impunity. But then common sense is apparently dead in DC as is respect for the rule of law and respect for the very citizenry that granted them the authority to make such heinous decisions.

"Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law." ~Psalm 119:36

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Join the #Benghazi Thunderclap

Sign up to join the Benghazi Thunderclap here.https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/3768-benghaziwatch

"On 9/11 we will mark the 1 year anniversary of the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya which claimed the lives of four US citizens: Ambassador Chris Stephens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods.

DID YOU KNOW?   To this day, not a single person has been fired over the massive security failure, and very little information has been released to the American people. 


This September, join us in keeping up the pressure on all the political players involved in this scandal.   Demand an update in the ongoing investigation! The families of Benghazi victims deserve answers and American citizens deserve an explanation. 

Watchdog Wire has compiled a comprehensive list of the key political players in the Benghazi attack and investigation.   Join #BenghaziWatch and pledge to contact one or more of these major players to tell them that we’re still watching and waiting for the truth." 

Well done Watchdog Wire. Benghazi is not old news. The blood of those men will cry out from the ground against us until justice is done. It would be unethical, immoral and un-American to let it go without consequences to those who watched it happen and did nothing.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

BANNED on the Run - frogleg supplement

Missing your Intellectual Froglegs? Here's why and how to keep getting them.


And the note by Mr. Gorman to go along with it:
"After a few days of serious frustration…
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Calling All Wisconsin Parents and Patriots

Update 2: The legislation never got referred to the committee and as a result must be re-introduced next session. Unfortunately, Rep Kestell is retiring and Sen Leibham is running for Congress, so both of my legislators, who acted as sponsors for this legislation are likely to be gone(although I will grant that Mr. Leibham will have stiff competition for Rep Petri's seat in Sen Grothman.)  I own to some disappointment. You may see the latest update here. 
Update: The legislation is currently known as LRB-0413/1 An Act relating to parental notification for questioning pupils about criminal activity. Please reference that number when you call your legislators. This piece of legislation needs co-sponsors before it is given a number as a bill. There is one week left for your Senator/Representative to sign on as a co-sponsor.
For whatever reason, this refuses to display legibly. The text reads as follows:


"AN ACT to create 118.315 of the statutes; relating to: parental notification for

questioning pupils about criminal activity.

Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau

This bill prohibits an official, employee, or agent of a public, private, or charter

school from questioning a pupil attending the school about criminal activity without

notifying the pupil’s parent unless the official, employee, or agent suspects that the

pupil is being abused or is the victim of certain specified crimes and the questioning

relates to the suspected abuse or crime.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do

enact as follows.
SECTION 1. 118.315 of the statutes is created to read:

118.315 Questioning pupils about criminal activity. (1) Except as
provided in sub. (2), an official, employee, or agent of a public, private, or charter
school may not question a pupil attending the school about a suspected or alleged
violation of any state or federal criminal law without first notifying the pupil’s parent or guardian."


It has taken 7 years since my child was subjected to this sort of interrogation. It is an inherently harmful thing. The "story" from the school was that they wanted to get him to confess to making a false bomb threat because of some graffiti someone made in a bathroom near his locker. (Graffiti, I can say with confidence, that he never even saw.) Making a false bomb threat is a felony. It is punishable by up to ten years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. There is a zero tolerance policy in place for this crime and there is no leniency for minors.
 It is my opinion that the school did this because I refused to sign the paper saying they could contact his former teachers. ( I had been homeschooling for the last 5 years- they had MY number.) They said they had no way to assess his character. This in spite of the fact that he had, less than six months prior to his enrollment, organized, emceed and performed in a benefit concert for his Scoutmaster who had lost an arm, among other things. He raised over $11,000 and the concert was covered not only by the local paper but also by a satellite radio program that had a national audience. They said they didn't read the local paper.
His grades dropped from A's and B's to D's and F's for that semester. He brought them back up by the end of the year and his grades in the charter school we sent him to after that year were A's and B's. He earned his Eagle award in Scouting, but the damage had been done. His grade point average for high school was .1 below the required GPA for many of the scholarships for which he could otherwise have applied.
He is an exemplary young man who is currently supporting himself and getting through college without taking on debt. The psychological damage to our family is high. I am still angry and it has been seven years. I refuse to volunteer any more as I don't care to help anyone in the local community that treated us this way and left their own children so vulnerable. Prior to this, I had donated thousands of hours of my time as a volunteer. I did serve on the Governing board of the charter school until it became apparent that, contrary to the wishes and expressed opinion of the now deceased founder of the school, this sort of thing would be the rule there too. I resigned.
When I first contacted Sen. Leibham, he said legislation was under discussion for this issue already because it had been happening to many families around the state. In the end, the law enforcement unions and teachers unions opposed it so strongly that they dropped it. Not me. It wasn't until the protests at the capital showed those unions for the real human beings they are-rather than the saints they are so often portrayed as being - that Sen Leibham consented to try again.
There were many hurdles along the way. The DOJ's office required nearly daily phone calls for a month when weekly and monthly calls were not working to produce the necessary answers.
 Finally there was a draft. A few revisions later, (Thank you Alex Hansen and good luck in grad school.) we had something ready for the drafting attorneys. A few more back and forths and here we are, with a brand spanking new bill, desperately seeking co-sponsors.
A bill that recognizes the current reality that our public and private school teachers and administrative personnel cannot be trusted to call us before they engage on a potentially life changing course of action with regard to our children's future. One that is traumatic to both child and family, if my own experience is any guide.
Our children have the same rights as any other American. What they do not have, is the knowledge of how to properly exercise those rights and, in the case of younger children, the ability to stand up to an adult to do so. This bill does nothing more than remind our educators and law enforcement personnel that our children have unalienable rights too. That we, as parents, do NOT include the right to question our child about anything for which criminal charges may be filed against them without notifying us FIRST. 
When school personnel engage in such questioning, they have left the position of acting in the best interests of the child and turned to acting in the best interests of the school(or so they say) and that leaves our child with no one to act in their best interests, (as a parent would), in a very perilous situation indeed.
Please call your Senators and ask them to co-sponsor this bill within the next two weeks. Your children deserve it and require it. They need your protection in this matter.
The line for the capital switchboard is:1-800-362-9472 (266-9960 in Madison)
The website to find your Senator is here: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/pages/waml.aspx
or here: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-list.aspx?h=s
Other posts referencing this issue are:
"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. "~ Psalm 127:3-4

"But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." Luke 18:16

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bombshell: Egyptian Media – Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood Member

Aside from the "well, duh" reaction of those who have been paying attention, this should present a dilemma to Congress. I don't think it's proper for an individual to be using the office of the POTUS to put his buddies into power across a goodly swath of the world and that is quite clearly what Mr. barack hussein obama has been doing since he was put into office. It would seem quite clear to me that such a use of the office, in this case - as the muslim brotherhood has made no secret of their wish to destroy the US - is most definitely and unequivocally treason.
Bombshell: Egyptian Media – Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood Member

And I refuse to capitalize the names of certain people in my writings on this blog on purpose, so if you ever see them capitalized, kindly forgive me and assume the spell check feature of Blogger did it when I wasn't paying attention..

Saturday, August 31, 2013


The latest Intellectual Froglegs video, RINO soup is out. Mr. Gorman is having some copyright issues with YouTube so I have included the vimeo link here.

Mr. JD Gorman was our guest on last Wednesday's ITM show on BTR as well. Give it a listen there is a link in the sidebar.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Why Liberty Requires Christianity

Just read an excellent article on The Imaginative Conservative website.

Here is an excerpt:
"One of the truths of Christendom which lays the very foundations of freedom is the Christian insistence on the mystical equality of all people in the eyes of God and the insistence on the dignity of the human person that follows logically, inexorably and inescapably from such an insistence. If everyone is equal in the eyes of God, it doesn’t matter if people are black or white, healthy or sick, able-bodied or handicapped, or whether babies are inside the womb or out of it. It doesn’t matter that people are different, in terms of race, age or innate abilities; they are all equal in the eyes of God, and therefore, of necessity, in the eyes of Man also. This is the priceless inheritance of Christendom with which our freedoms are established and maintained. If everyone is equal in the eyes of God and Man, everyone must also be equal in the eyes of the law. "

See the rest here: http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2012/10/faith-and-freedom-why-liberty-requires.html#comment-61899

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Political Islam // Articles // Inoculating Against Islam

How do we inoculate America against Islam? Read this fine post by Bill Warner and find out.
Political Islam // Articles // Inoculating Against Islam

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Common Core Conflict of Interest

Senator Luther Olsen has yet to schedule hearings on Common Core that were required by language in the biennial budget. Senator Olsen's wife, Joan Wade, has served for over ten years as administrator of CESA 6, which is tasked with implementing Common Core in Wisconsin. This represents a clear conflict of interest for Senator Olsen who should be removed from his positions on Education and Joint Legislative committees who will oversee Common Core matters.

Please CALL Senator Fitzgerald asking him to reassign Senator Olsen! Below is the number and a general message... Personalize it as you like.. Call Senator Scott Fitzgerald - (608) 266-5660

Whether or not our children's education will be dictated by consortia, trade groups like the NGA, and corporate interests via Common Core State Standards is in the hands of Sen. Luther Olsen. His wife is instrumental in rolling out Common Core in Wisconsin and he clearly has a conflict of interest which may be why he's delaying scheduling any hearings on Common Core as required in the biennial budget. Please have Senator Fitzgerald reassign Senator Olsen off of Joint Legislative Committee and Education Committee to resolve this conflict of interest. At very least, have Senator Fitzgerald encourage Senator Olsen to Schedule those hearings and take public input on Common Core!"
I can certainly see why he wouldn't schedule hearings - after all parents have no vested interest in seeing their children educated properly - it's not like that is the responsibility of parents after all...oh wait YES IT IS - yes it absolutely IS the duty and responsibility of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children. That is why the feds are specifically prohibited, by law, from creating curriculum.
SO what do they do? Set standards that are met by the curriculum they wish to impose on our children and then hold our own tax money over our heads as a way to cheat the law.
I recommend homeschooling.
"And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. " ~ Deut 6:7

Establishment Attacks Rand Paul on Support of Tenth Amendment, States’ Rights

Mr. Lotfi is this week's guest on the radio show. Join us to hear what you need to know about the 10th Amendment Center. Read his latest posting here:
Establishment Attacks Rand Paul on Support of Tenth Amendment, States’ Rights

Monday, August 12, 2013


I offer my condolences and prayers to the people of the Netherlands and the royal family on the loss of Prince Friso.
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." ~ Psalm 23:4

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ron Ewart -- The Only Effective Weapon - Massive Disobedience

"The sad truth is, most people are cowards. They would rather knuckle under than risk a confrontation with government even though a confrontation with government is what it will take to preserve their freedom. The government uses this cowardice against the people. They keep "pushing" the people with law after law to see how much they will take. A death by a thousand cuts. They use and exploit the people's unwillingness to challenge authority ..... out of fear of government. And we call ourselves Americans, as if that is supposed to mean something? Maybe once it did.
Being an American used to mean being self-reliant, independent, a free thinker, courageous and individually responsible. Unfortunately, the irrational fear of government that we see in the eyes of Americans today, is hardly what we consider being an American. Acting as our own attorney, we have challenged a multi-national corporation in court and won. We have challenged the IRS twice and won. We are challenging them a third time and we expect to win. We have challenged a local court over a small infraction and we expect to win there too ..... because we do not fear government. We use the law against them, even though we are fully aware that at any time of their choosing, they have the power to unilaterally "bury" us."
Read More Here:
Ron Ewart -- The Only Effective Weapon - Massive Disobedience

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans - From the Chicago Tribune

"A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges."

Read more here: .http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-dea-sod-20130805,0,2087915,full.story

Where are the people with a sense of ethics in our federal agencies? Does the federal hiring process deliberately screen out those who understand the US Constitution? Have these people no shame? Have they no understanding of how absolutely anti-American this is? I, as many others have been giving our government the benefit of the doubt- allowing that there are good people employed by our government who do not know what is going on. Way to make fools of us all. This is apparently a long standing and accepted practice.

Fire them all. Every single one.

NYC Muslim Day Parade: Black Flag of Jihad Flies Freely

Is there any question that this is treason?
US Constitution Article 3;Section 3
"Section. 3.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted."

Monday, August 5, 2013

Conservative when convenient... Intellectual Froglegs S2E7

A Looming Threat

Yes, the news is all about how there is a major terrorist threat afoot. And from Al Queada no less - even though Mr. obama has said they are on the run so the "war on terror" is over don't cha know. No details to be had because, I guess, having an informed populace on the lookout is somehow worse in the eyes of a government that has left it's foundations than people left in ignorance and unable to assist ourselves in providing for our own.

No details are forthcoming about this huge, looming threat, but we must close our embassies in Islamic nations anyway.

My question is why?

We have the best military in the world - or so I've always been told. (And at least until the feds decided to use them for social experimentation rather than keeping to the ethical uses of an all volunteer military.) We have the IRS and the NSA spying on every bit of electronic communication out there - regardless of the legality and ethics of doing so. We are providing millions, if not billions of dollars of aid and comfort to our enemies in those same Islamic nations and yet, here we are closing our embassies in response to a terrorist threat.

Given our serious advantages over our enemies, I have a real problem with this. It is not our place to cower before such a threat, but rather to make sure those embassies are backed up militarily and diplomatically to such an extent that no terrorist group would dare to graffiti the walls of our sovereign soil, much less harm another ambassador.

I've seen a lot of theories flying around - everything from "this is it they plan to bring down the grid and blame it on terrorists" to "this is obama celebrating his birthday and the day of strength in ramadan simultaneously". My own conspiracy theory would be more along the lines of the idea that there is someone in those nations who is or  who will shortly be looking for asylum. Someone who our own government wants to find closed doors at those embassies - if I were inclined to conspiracy theories that is.

Personally, I think the simplest explanation is often the truest and, on the face of it, the simplest explanation is this: Mr. obama is seeing that Americans don't like to see their ambassadors and other embassy personnel killed, but he thinks they probably won't mind the destruction of our embassies so much. Besides, he has no military experience and no idea what our military is capable of doing to defend OUR SOVEREIGN SOIL, so he'll make sure no people are hurt when these attacks occur as they must to appease the pride of the terrorists of these nations. (There's that worldly wisdom he campaigned on. And besides, having been raised by a muslim stepfather in a muslim nation who still knows the call to prayer by heart and thinks of it as the prettiest sound on earth, he should know all about how appeasement is viewed by terrorists of this ilk - shouldn't he? In which case the question becomes "why is he appeasing them?")

A real president(as opposed to the usurper currently occupying that office with the complicity of the legislative and judicial branches), in my opinion, would be doing something more like this:

Issue a Public statement on all networks saying that:
  1. All embassies under threat will be immediately fortified.
  2. All embassies will have a defensive force of our own military at their beck and call until said threats have been found and dealt with appropriately. The security forces provided by those governments to our embassies are dismissed until further notice.
  3. All foreign aid going to these nations will be halted immediately and a percentage of that aid money re-allocated to rewards for the capture of those making such threats and or carrying out such threats.
  4. All students from those nations or foreign nationals  from those nation currently in America will be immediately deported to their nations of origin until the threat is deemed passed at the expense of their own governments.
Those seem like a far more reasonable set of actions to take than closing our embassies and hiding like scared little girls from the threat of violence. There is a lot to be said for tolerance and diplomacy, but not where it gives the appearance of weakness and where a demonstration of strength would be more effective.

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."~ 1 Tim 5:8

"Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness." ~ Psalm 52:7

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Teamsters Ordered to Stop Picketing Funeral Homes

Words fail me so I'll share those of the Washington Free Beacon

"The company testified in its filing that union members blocked grieving family members from leaving its parking lot, used bullhorns to shout obscenities at workers and mourners, and unleashed a German Shepard on a dead woman’s daughter and husband.
The funeral home was eventually forced to call the police when picketers allegedly disrupted a child’s funeral with laughter. The officer asked the Teamsters to leave, but protesters returned when he drove away."

Read the rest here:
Teamsters Ordered to Stop Picketing Funeral Homes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Guess who was telling the truth?

Remember this?
"I, sitting at my desk," said Snowden, could "wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email".
US officials vehemently denied this specific claim. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said of Snowden's assertion: "He's lying. It's impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do."
But training materials for XKeyscore detail how analysts can use it and other systems to mine enormous agency databases by filling in a simple on-screen form giving only a broad justification for the search. The request is not reviewed by a court or any NSA personnel before it is processed.
XKeyscore, the documents boast, is the NSA's "widest reaching" system developing intelligence from computer networks – what the agency calls Digital Network Intelligence (DNI). One presentation claims the program covers "nearly everything a typical user does on the internet", including the content of emails, websites visited and searches, as well as their metadata.
Analysts can also use XKeyscore and other NSA systems to obtain ongoing "real-time" interception of an individual's internet activity.
Under US law, the NSA is required to obtain an individualized Fisa warrant only if the target of their surveillance is a 'US person', though no such warrant is required for intercepting the communications of Americans with foreign targets. But XKeyscore provides the technological capability, if not the legal authority, to target even US persons for extensive electronic surveillance without a warrant provided that some identifying information, such as their email or IP address, is known to the analyst.
One training slide illustrates the digital activity constantly being collected by XKeyscore and the analyst's ability to query the databases at any time."

Read more here:

Massive solar flare narrowly misses Earth, EMP disaster barely avoided | WashingtonExaminer.com

Paying Attention yet?
Massive solar flare narrowly misses Earth, EMP disaster barely avoided | WashingtonExaminer.com

"Pry, Cooper, and former CIA Director James Woolsey have been recently demanding that Washington prepare the nation's electric grid for an EMP, either from the sun or an enemy's nuclear bomb. They want the 2,000-3,000 transformers in the grid protected with a high-tech metal box and spares ready to rebuild the system. Woolsey said knocking out just 20 would shut down electricity to parts of the nation "for a long time."
But Washington is giving them the cold shoulder, especially the administration. Woolsey told Secrets that some in Congress are interested in the issue, but the administration is just in the "beginnings" of paying attention."

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Black Robe Regiment Pastor: Apathy And Laziness, Contributors Of Loss Of Your ...

Just sharing a link to give you something to think about.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Expert panel on EMP threat: Electric grid protection urgently needed

We recently missed being impacted by a coronal ejection from the sun by one week. EMP is a serious threat and not just from a possible nuclear attack.

 Here's the takeaway if you don't have time to listen to the whole thing: " It's inexcusable for a nation with the wealth and the economy that we have, that the insignificant funds necessary to protect (against) what has been deemed inevitable (are) not being expended to keep the population safe" and "You can't negotiate with the sun." Call your reps in Congress TODAY and get them on board with the Shield Act (AKA HR 2417)

Thursday, July 25, 2013


photo courtesy of Belanne Pibal©

For those who have been paying attention, there is a mysterious disorder that has been killing off bees. We have been losing our bees at an alarming rate for several years now. Did you know that 60% of commercial hives are used to pollinate the almond crop in CA? 60%.

We are now at the point where one bad winter could leave us with severe food shortages. There is a new study out that may have some clues to the losses in our bee populations and the news is not good. (For those who can't make heads or tails of the study there is an easier article here.)

Where many have blamed one pesticide or another or a class of pesticides, this new study suggests that the problem lies in the cocktail of chemicals including fungicides that are used on our crops to keep them healthy. While these chemicals may protect the plants, they are leaving the bees far more susceptible to any number of problems that can threaten bees. Parasites, infections, you name it and not surprisingly, these chemicals that the bees get through the pollen, (which they collect to feed the hive), cause the bees natural resistance to these plagues to drop like a rock.

It's time to go back and re-examine the use of chemicals on our crops...before the next bad winter.

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." ~ Gen 1:26