Monday, September 24, 2012

After thirty years....

 is still nice to hear those words! 

September 26, 1982 was the first day of the rest of my life.....=) 

Happy anniversary, honey! 

Your sweet wifey!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Open letter to those who are offended by my stand on U.S foreign policy

I'm sorry, I must have offended you today.  I like you and consider you a friend.

I didn't come to where I am overnight (and I'm sure I have so much more to learn!).

 I first started learning about "how the world really works" about 10 years ago when my first born said he wanted to join the military.  I started researching about vaccines and how he could maybe get a medical waiver and avoid that danger.  I learned then that our boys are just cannon fodder for the global elite (both sides are funded by the same guys at the top who profit from it).  That was hard to wrap my mind around, and it took a few years!   That began a trip down the "rabbit hole" that still hasn't ended! 

I already thought outside the box with home schooling and natural health, so it wasn't too far fetched to find how we've been deceived about so much.  It really all connects - follow the money as they say!   Like I said, I've been connecting the dots for 10+ years now.  And many seeds were planted in my life for years before that.

The history we are taught, the propaganda we hear and read from the news outlets is all so skewed.  There is so much wrong with our government, most people have no idea. 

I just ask and hope that you will do some of your own research and not just dismiss what is hard to hear.  It was hard for me when I first came upon it.

In Him,

Debbie McKee

Some writers, speakers, etc. to check out:

Major General Smedley Butler (War is a Racket), John Perkins (Confessions of an Economic Hitman), Judge Andrew Napolitano, Jesse Ventura, THE BEST ENEMY MONEY CAN BUY By Prof. Antony C. Sutton (youtube of interview or book – free online), Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty (JFK book), The Real Lincoln by economics prof Thomas J. DiLorenzo and so many more…..
Quotes from Butler’s book:
"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes."
In another often cited quote from the book Butler says:
I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.
The book is also interesting historically as Butler points out in 1935 that the US is engaging in military war games in the Pacific that are bound to provoke the Japanese.
"The Japanese, a proud people, of course will be pleased beyond expression to see the United States fleet so close to Nippon's shores. Even as pleased as would be the residents of California were they to dimly discern through the morning mist, the Japanese fleet playing at war games off Los Angeles."
Butler explains that the excuse for the buildup of the US fleet and the war games is fear that "the great fleet of this supposed enemy will strike suddenly and annihilate 125,000,000 people."

And history continues to repeat itself…..

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pray for the Troops?

 This bit is excerpted from Laurence Vance's article:

Should We Ask God To Bless the Troops?

Vance, well said, as always...

 "...Pray that the troops don’t shed innocent blood. Pray that the troops don’t commit suicide. Pray for pastors to stop recommending military service to their young people. Pray for Christian families to stop supplying cannon fodder to the military. Pray that the troops come home. Pray that young people find employment instead of join the military. Pray for the end of military recruiters preying on young, impressionable students. Pray for an end to senseless foreign wars. Pray for an end to the U.S. empire of troops and bases that encircles the globe.
Oh, there are many things regarding the troops to pray for, but God blessing the troops should not be one of them." the whole article HERE.    
I personally think praying they won't commit suicide is asking God to bless them and their families! 

(I have a son in the Air Force. Vance really challenged my thinking when I came across his writings about 5 years ago....I have his book, a collections of his essays: "Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State" (find it here)....very good.
 I was so distressed about my son joining up. Knowing what I know about how our government works and how our boys are cannon fodder for the global elite.....I prayed he would not be responsible for the killing or wounding of innocent people, not be responsible for any atrocities. I would rather he died than have to live with the guilt of that....I'm his mother, no one cares more about him than I, but I'd rather he be dead than commit atrocities.....yes, that sounds shocking....18 service members commit suicide every day...something is terribly wrong....)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Are We A Nation Of Drug Addicts?

by Sherry Jackson Peel

 Click here for original post

When I was growing up I saw films about the drug era of the 1960′s. I saw people strung out on heroin, tripped out on LSD and people that were called “potheads”. I never thought much about drugs back then and even until recently my mind was not focused on the deception that is taking place concerning drugs.

All mainstream media focus is being placed on “illegal drugs”, like cocaine and methamphetamines. There are even television shows that regularly show police and drug enforcement officers catching and arresting drug users. However, we need to change our focus and take a good look at prescription drugs.

More and more we are finding that these drugs are not developed as cures, but are made to keep people addicted to them and generate huge profits for the pharmaceutical industry. We are seeing a proliferation of children addicted to mood altering drugs, just as their parents have been for decades. When a child is active and disruptive in school the teachers are taught to immediately label them ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and push pills as a solution. These drugs, although having been found to cause severe depression and suicide, are still being pushed to desperate, ignorant parents. (If you ask me all some of these kids need is a good butt whipping.)

We see that these drugs are being prescribed for people that just need a little better nutrition and exercise. For example, I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes seven years ago. I was given a prescription for the “disease”. A month later I attended an off shore conference and found out how I could eliminate diabetes completely. I changed my diet, stopped taking the pills and never tested positive for diabetes again.

Another problem is the fact that so called epidemics and pandemics are being manufactured so that drugs can be developed and given to people without legal ramifications for Big Pharma when people are killed or otherwise maimed by the effects of the drugs.

Please watch the video below and educate your friends and family about the real problem – “legal” prescription drugs being pushed by the pharmaceutical industry.

Also, take the time to do research on everything you put into your body, especially prescriptions. We survived without all these diseases and pills for centuries and I believe we can get back to the point that we can stay healthy without them.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My comments on the recent Chick-Fil-A (gay rights) issue

I posted this on a Facebook thread:  

 I'm afraid that things like this really make me think that the media just fans the flames and provides more ways to distract and divide us....What's really happening in the world they don't want us to pay attention to? 

I  haven't seen or heard any of the news accounts, so I can't comment on what's been said or how it's been twisted.  (We haven't had a TV since 1994 and I pick and choose what news I spend my time, emotions and brain on.)  I really don't care to be stirred up and manipulated by the mainstream media -whether left or right- on the issue. 

If Christians were more Christ-like we'd have more impact on our society on all kinds of people.... I support CFA (and Hobby Lobby) more for being closed on the Lord's Day.  God cares more about that issue (the 4th Commandment)  than the one in the news right now.... really folks....As far as rights, there is no such thing as group rights, only individual rights.  We all need to learn the difference....

 And the media hasn't been unbiased since before my time, at least!   I could write much more on everything I touched on, but time doesn't allow....


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kale Chips

This post is just to route you over to our family blog, if you want to see our recipe.

Monday, July 23, 2012

How to stop a massacre: Surveillance video reveals simple, low-cost solution that works everywhere

Sunday, July 22, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of
For original post click here.

(NaturalNews) In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie theater shooting, a surveillance video has surfaced that shows the simple, obvious answer to the question on everybody's mind: How do we stop a massacre?

The answer is revealed in the stunning short video shown below. This remarkable solution:

• Requires no police.
• Costs the taxpayers no money.
• Requires no up-front paperwork.
• Protects innocent lives.
• Is deployed in as little as FIVE seconds.
• Works everywhere.
• Deters violent crime.
• Makes bad guys flee immediately.
• Is easy to learn.
• Functions at the local level.
• Does not require control or intervention by the United Nations or any government entity.

Watch the video at: 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Follow the link to see what we have been up to! (click here!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What should I do with...

  ...Sweet Potato Leaves? 

How about this:
Sweet Potato Leaves (homegrown)
Swiss Chard (homegrown)
one Scotch Bonnet pepper (homegrown)
Onions (Costco)
Four homemade Polish Sausages

The Scotch Bonnet was SO hot that we added:
one quart of Garbanzo Beans (home canned)
one can of organic diced Tomatoes (Costco)

And we washed it all down with home brewed Kombucha!
  The Scotch Bonnet heat is the kind that is accumulative~ okay at first, but at the end it was almost all you could do to eat it! (Adrienne thought Kombucha did a better job cutting the heat than Orange Juice.)  No salt or pepper or anything else needed.  Very good flavor with just the ingredients listed above....

The bottom line? It was really good...too bad you weren't here!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Salsa remake....

Basic recipe click HERE.  Some ingredients really depend on the flavor of the produce used.

The first time we made this the tomatoes were pretty weak and watery so we ended up using 1 1/2 jars (10-11oz) of Italian tomato paste.  This year we used one 7oz jar and maybe didn't need it.
We did add extra lime juice (2T), salt (2t.), cumin (1t.) and garlic (1/2t.) this year.....we ended up with hotter jalapenos, or using more of them, plus 3 Scottish Bonnets in the pepper mix.  It's much hotter than last year's batch. (Adrienne keeps sneezing!) But still good!

I hope hubby can get used to raw salsa.  He prefers his tomatoes cooked......  
8 1/2 pints in the freezer!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Revolution is NOT About Ron Paul

The Revolution is NOT About Ron Paul

Milo Nickels, Contributor
Activist Post

Like many of you, I sat in disbelief as I watched Rand Paul publicly endorse a gun-grabbing, healthcare-socializing, flip-flopping, border-opening, war-mongering, banker-controlled statist puppet.

I immediately felt like I'd been simultaneously kicked in the gut, stabbed in the back, and sold down the river. Yes, the endorsement made me angry. The realization that Ron Paul, himself, must have given his blessing to the endorsement made me feel ill.

I scoured the Internet looking for answers to some burning questions. Why did Rand Paul endorse Romney? Have they made some shady backroom deal? Was Ron Paul in on it? Had I been played for a fool? Have I been wrong all along?

Although I haven't found the answers to those specific questions, I've found something far more valuable. I've found that the liberty movement is still going strong.

I am not alone and neither are you. The blogosphere is ablaze with negative talk of Rand Paul and Ron Paul, calling them sell-outs, traitors, and con-men. And, like it or not, this is a very good thing.

At first, I'll admit, it broke my heart to see widespread negativity about the Pauls who I had come to view as champions of liberty. But I've gained a new perspective. As far as champions of liberty go, the champions aren't nearly as important as the liberty!

 Where I may have lost some respect for the Pauls, I've gained immeasurable respect for everyone in the liberty movement. We are not anti-war protesters who stayed home when Obama expanded the wars. We are not advocates of small government who turned a blind eye to Bush's PATRIOT Act. No. We refuse to partake in the hypocrisy and flip-flopping of the two-party system where we follow our leaders like sheep. We are consistent even when our representatives are not. Our beliefs do not shift, or bend, or change depending on the political climate. We do not place the messenger above the message.

Yes, we may feel betrayed, but we must never forget the lessons we've learned from Ron Paul about individual liberty, personal responsibility, sound money, cooperation, property rights, charity, and voluntarism. We don't believe in these concepts because Ron Paul believes in them, but because they are true. Ron Paul will always be a hero in the freedom movement for shining a light on these issues.

So I don't care if Rand Paul endorses Mitt Romney. I will continue to endorse liberty. I don't care if Ron Paul concedes defeat. I will continue fighting for victory.

The Ron Paul revolution is NOT about Ron Paul. The revolution is about liberty. Ron Paul is only one man. You are the revolution.

You can support this information by voting on Reddit HERE.

Milo Nickels began blogging and cartooning about politics in the year 2000. After achieving some notoriety at that time, Milo took a break. Now, Milo has launched a new website, Five Cent Revolution where he continues to write about political issues. In particular, Milo focuses on constitutionalism, critiques of modern liberalism and progressivism, and defends individual liberty above all else. Milo wants the government out of our wallets, out of our business, and out of our lives to the greatest extent possible.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Freshly Squeezed Organic Orange Juice!

Today was a little taxing.  I thought I'd squeeze some oranges we received in our Azure Standard order Thursday.....Yum!   Aren't these little juice glasses sweet?!  Adrienne bought them somewhere, an estate sale or something, she can't remember! 
I just can't bring myself to pay retail these days!  Between Azure, Costco and Frontier I am SO spoiled!  Costco didn't have any organic apples the past two times we've shopped there.  I thought about getting a few at Whole Foods (for hubby's lunches), but no way was I going to spend 2.49 per pound!   We've got blueberries and peaches from 2011 in the freezer (need to be eaten) and an entire case of organic juice oranges.  In lieu of apples, I did pick up a pineapple, a watermelon and a bag of bananas at Costco.  So we can do without apples for now!   What was I thinking, we really didn't need those extra fruits from Costco this time!   I tend to continue to buy for 4 or 5, although there are only 3 of us!

 That reminds me, we need to pick our blackberries!  It's been a couple of days.....

An embedded song:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe, 1870

This Mother's Day, we honor all mothers affected by war, in particular those who have suffered the ultimate loss of a child from war. These days, we must count the losses of our soldiers killed in action, but also those who die by their own hands both on and off the battelfield, as military suicides now exceed the number of combat deaths.
IVAW is focused on ending the Afghanistan War, and our Operation Recovery Campaign is working to end the deployment of traumatized troops and fighting for service members' right to heal from war so no more mothers have to experience the losing a child to war.
Today, we honor the origins of Mother's Day as an international call to end all wars.
 This year, Brave New Foundation is remembering and honoring the origins of Mother's Day in this short online video (HERE).  Through the power of compassion and womanhood, we hope to work towards peace.

Mother's Day Proclamation

by Julia Ward Howe, 1870

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!

Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies, Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice." Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession. As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war, Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.

Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means Whereby the great human family can live in peace, Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, But of God.

In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask That a general congress of women without limit of nationality May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient And at the earliest period consistent with its objects, To promote the alliance of the different nationalities, The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
In Solidarity,
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Afghanistan Veterans Against the War Committee

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Big Brother....more domestic spying on Americans coming down the pike???

House Passes CISPA in Surprise Vote; Opponents Will Continue to Fight in Senate (click for original post)

 Friday, 27 April 2012 11:20 By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in a surprise vote late Thursday despite a veto threat from the White House and opposition from civil liberties groups that say the bill undermines existing privacy law and would allow private companies to spy on American citizens.
The House passed CISPA by a vote of 248 to 168, with votes for and against coming in from both parties. A vote was expected on Friday, but the House came to a vote soon after debating the bill. The Senate will now consider the bill.
CISPA is designed to break down barriers between the government and private business and allow for open sharing of intelligence on cyber threats, such as foreign hackers. Big tech and web firms, including Facebook, AT&T and IBM, support CISPA and hope the government will provide them more information on cyber threats.
Civil liberties and Internet freedom groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU claim the bill goes too far and would allow private companies and the government to circumvent existing privacy laws that prevent domestic spying and allow big web firms to hand over private data and information, such as emails, to the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. The ACLU and the EFF say they will continue to oppose the bill in the Senate.
"Cybersecurity does not have to mean abdication of Americans' online privacy," said ACLU legislative counsel Michelle Richardson. "As we've seen repeatedly, once the government gets expansive national security authorities, there's no going back."
Senior White House officials said Wednesday that President Obama would veto CISPA because the bill fails to protect personal privacy and does not do enough to protect the nation's core cyber infrastructure.
With online momentum leftover from the fight against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), activists launched a massive Internet campaign to stop CISPA that included more than 100,000 Tweets to members of Congress and more than one million petition signatures.
"Hundreds of thousands of Internet users spoke out against this bill, and their numbers will only grow as we move this debate to the Senate," said EFF Activism Director Rainey Reitman.
CISPA's opponents also claimed that the government could use personal information gathered by private companies to crackdown on citizens for a variety of offenses beyond cybersecurity, such as late taxes or immigration violations. Lawmakers recently worked with civil liberties groups, however, to pass amendments clarifying that the government can only use intelligence gathered under the act to address cybersecurity threats, threats to national security, threat of bodily harm to individuals and child pornography.
The House rejected additional amendments offered by Democrats and supported by CISPA opponents that would have prevented information from private citizens from landing in the hands of the National Security Administration, which was caught in 2006 working with AT&T to data mine Internet traffic and gather thousands of phone records from customers
This article is a Truthout original.

Monday, April 23, 2012

These words are even more appropriate now than in 2008:

"In the final analysis," I wrote in my new book The Revolution: A Manifesto, "the last line of defense in support of freedom and the Constitution consists of the people themselves. If the people want to be free, if they want to lift themselves out from underneath a state apparatus that threatens their liberties, squanders their resources on needless wars, destroys the value of their dollar, and spews forth endless propaganda about how indispensable it is and how lost we would all be without it, there is no force that can stop them."

Our time has come to act on these words.

May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion-makers, and the establishment, and saved their country.

For liberty,

Ron Paul

The man knows of what he speaks!

Retired US Marine Major Christopher Miller gave a  speech at his GOP Congressional District 3 convention. We would do well to listen to the man...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

$8 million?

Unfortunately, this is true. Most of the money goes to our own military industrial complex (foreign aid meets corporate welfare). WE lose.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Debbie McKee's Russian Salad Dressing

Russian Salad Dressing

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well:

1 cup olive oil or rice bran oil

1 cup ketchup (I use organic)

1/2 sugar or 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar (or to taste)

4 teaspoons lemon juice

2 Tablespoons Worchestershire sauce

10 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

2 Tablespoons dried onion flakes

1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika

Store in fridge. Shake well before using.

To make Carrot Salad:
Steam carrots and cool, toss with dressing to taste.
Add a bit of minced purple onion or sliced green onions for extra flavor and color.
Chill for several hours. Stir sometime and before serving.
Add more dressing if you didn't start with enough.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gulf War Syndrome

Click here for the free documentary.

After the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans suffered toxic reactions, neurological damage, and rare cancers due to exposure to 2,4,5,-D and 2,4,5-T dioxin that was used in the form of the defoliant Agent Orange. Unfortunately, the U.S. military denied the problem and failed to heed any of the lessons of this chemical butchery. Instead, it expanded its harmful legacy to the current generation of soldiers and civilians exposed to new, more deadly chemical toxins in the Persian Gulf.

Join accomplished filmmaker Gary Null, PhD, as he explores the real truth about Gulf War Syndrome and the secrets about chemical and germ warfare that the U.S. government is hiding from its veterans and the public. Dr. Null uncovers the hidden truths about Gulf War Syndrome, including the deadly and toxic effects of armor-piercing radioactive depleted uranium, the use of experimental and risky vaccines on over 1,100,000 U.S. troops, and the indescribable chemical contamination and environmental devastation that the military caused during the Persian Gulf Wars.

In this film, Dr. Null relies on compelling testimony from eyewitnesses who served in the military, leading doctors and scientists who specialize in chemical exposure, and those veterans still suffering from the effects of their tours of duty.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A guest post (2)

Another Post written by my daughter. Original post here.

Have you ever thought much about the Japanese Internment (Concentration) Camps?

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution:

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws..."

We just threw that out the window, the government had no respect of persons. Some will try to tell you that "we did it for their own safety" - but that's just not true. If it were true, things would have been done a lot differently.

Japanese Americans video part 1

And Japanese Internment:

(Look around on YouTube, there's lots more...)

This photo was taken by Dorothea Lange, (found here) "...Through her work with farm families and migrant workers during the Great Depression, photographer Dorothea Lange was familiar with images of displacement. But, when she was hired by the War Relocation Authority to document life in Japanese neighborhoods, processing centers, and camp facilities, the racial and civil rights issues added a new dimension. “What was horrifying was to do this thing completely on the basis of what blood may be coursing through a person’s veins, nothing else. Nothing to do with your affiliations or friendships or associations. Just blood,” Lange said. As the Library of Congress wrote, “Lange quickly found herself at odds with her employer and her subjects’ persecutors, the United States Government.”..."

10 min. Documentary:


Photo Title: "Oakland, Calif., Mar. 1942. A large sign reading "I am an American" placed in the window of a store, at 13th and Franklin streets, on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed following orders to persons of Japanese descent to evacuate from certain West Coast areas. The owner, a University of California graduate, will be housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war."

Or so they said...did you know that we shot people who got "too close to the fence"? And after the war was over, we did not necessarily send/take people home again- we shipped some of them to strange foreign countries. (The "Institute of Texan Cultures" in San Antonino, Texas has a really good section about this very topic. It is a great (& large) museum, you should go if you are in the area.) ...I wonder if this family did get to go back...?

"...what corporate media tends to omit is that the U.S. fought that war against racism with a segregated army. It fought the war to end atrocities by participating in the shooting of surrendering soldiers, the starvation of POWs, the deliberate bombing of civilians, wiping out hospitals, strafing lifeboats... And Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the leader of this anti-racist, anti-atrocity force, signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, interning over 100,000 Japanese-Americans without due process. Thus, in the name of taking on the architects of German prison camps he became the architect of American prison camps...." (source)

I pray that our nation will wake up, and never make that mistake again. Fred Korematsu was a young man of 23, who tried to stand up for his rights....

A message from Mr. Korematsu's daughter:

Click here to watch the trailer for the documentary "Of Civil Wrongs and Rights"
(A film by Eric Fournier. The award-winning documentary that tells the story of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American man who resisted internment, eventually facing (and losing in) the Supreme Court. For more information about Fred Korematsu and his struggle for civil rights, see On June 12, 1942 Korematsu had his trial date and was given $5,000 bail (that comes to $71,120.16 today). Can you believe that?!? Click here to read Fred's full bio.
Martin Niemöller said:
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

And I say, what are you going to do if they (or your own government) come for your neighbors?
Who did Jesus say are our neighbors?
We are ALL neighbors....the Indians, Africans, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Mexicans, North & South Koreans, Germans, Oklahomans & Texans, People from Lone Oak & Campbell...and the list goes on...never, never ending...

People say we are a "Christian nation", but do we behave like one?
Adrienne McKee (my blog can be found here)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Homemade Chicken Salad

Homemade Chicken Salad
(organic, free range chicken breasts from - celery, Pink Lady apples and green onions from our garden (all were organic) tossed with homemade mayo made fresh that morning and topped with almond slices that were toasted in butter! Eaten on a picnic~ it was good! =)

Monday, March 5, 2012

A guest post

My daughter wrote the post below and I thought I'd share it. Great job, honey! When I first read about this event a few years ago it really opened my eyes. Reading War is a Racket by Major General Smedley Butler is another eye-opener (click this link to read it online).

I am going to talk about The Bonus Army, otherwise known as "Bonus Marchers". This incident started in early 1932, and ended in July of '32. I know that this is not a very happy tale, but I think that we would do well to look into the past and see how our government treated our Veterans and their families. After the initial atrocities, the Vets were sent down to the Florida Keys in 1935 to work on the "Overseas Highway Project" (click here) - just in time for a really bad hurricane- a lot of them died.
This is the first article that I read on the subject, 5 or so years ago. If you look at nothing else here, please read it! click here (I don't remember how I knew about the marchers in the first place.)
Click here to watch a 52second (silent) News Reel, of the marchers coming into Washington DC.
Click here to watch a short "talky" News Reel with an interview blip from an eye witness reporter.

This next one is a collection of photos set to Al Jolson's "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?"
embedded video:

And this last video "The World War I Bonus Army And My Dad" was neat. Click here to watch.

"Bonus Marchers" and police battle in Washington, DC.
By an unknown Associated Press photographer, July 1932

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer

Please go "Google"/search or YouTube Bonus Marchers or Bonus Army. (did you know in 2009 there were 106,558 homeless veterans? click here for charts or here for an article Just imagine how many more there are today, as the US economy so much worse now. Sad- really sad.

Can you really blame these men for making their voices heard? Can you imagine the despair they felt? In 2010 alone, 950 solders/veterans tried to commit suicide per-month, and 18 a day actually are "successful".
I quote from an ArmyTimes article: "Troubling new data show there are an average of 950 suicide attempts each month by veterans who are receiving some type of treatment from the Veterans Affairs Department. Seven percent of the attempts are successful, and 11 percent of those who don’t succeed on the first attempt try again within nine months. The numbers, which come at a time when VA is strengthening its suicide prevention programs, show about 18 veteran suicides a day, about five by veterans who are receiving VA care...the VA’s suicide hotline has been receiving about 10,000 calls a month from current and former service members..." click here for the rest of the story....
Needless to say, this subject is very hard for me to think about, I feel weak and like I have a stifling 100# weight on my makes me so sad. I don't really know what to do about it, except to try and raise public awareness. I know that simply throwing money at a problem does not help much. And you can imagine that I don't think much of Douglas MacArthur,
George Patton, Dwight Eisenhower or President Hoover.
~Adrienne McKee (my blog can be found here)
PS: Thank you Mom for helping me research my data! Love you!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Judge Andrew Napolitano - 1

It's too bad that FOX took the Judge off the air, but I must say I am not surprised.
I am more surprised that they let him stay on for so long...

Judge Andrew Napolitano: What if Both Parties are the Same?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Make'n Bacon

To read about how we did it, please follow this link (click here), over to Dunbar Creek Farm & Mercantile! :-)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ron Paul Highlights from the South Carolina CNN Debate

This is a good video, only 21 minutes long. Please take the time to watch it. :-)

January 19th, 2012