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FaceBook opinions not representative of opinions of Americans!

ABC News will base its 2016 election reporting of US public opinion on opinions voiced on FaceBook:
“Facebook is going to be a central — maybe the central — arena in which political conversation happens in 2016. We’re thrilled to have a glimpse at what America is thinking, and excited to share it broadly with our readers,” ABC News BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith said in a statement.
Yet the very predominately liberal opinions on FaceBook will be reported nationally as representative of us! And these reports do have significant effect on voting!
“Given the volume of conversation around politics on Facebook, we believe this data truly represents what the American people think about the potential candidates. We’re excited to partner with ABC News and BuzzFeed News, who will both bring their unique journalistic perspective to this data,” Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s Director of News and Global Media Partnerships, said in a statement.
FaceBook is now even more clearly the enemy of the American people!

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Happy Halloween, or rather…

Happy Halloween to you all-

More importantly, Happy All Saints Day to you all-


From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!

A woman was asked by a coworker, ‘What is it like to be a Christian?’

The coworker replied, ‘It is like being a pumpkin.’ God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you.

Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.’


All Saints Day
Again at Halloween, I recommend to you all the time of remembrance, honor and prayer we can have on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, the day after Halloween. Halloween is more precisely named All Hallows Eve or All Saints Eve, the evening before the important day, All Saints Day.
All Saints Day, the day after Halloween, is the proper day to remember and honor the saints who lived in the past and brought forward our faith and reverence, knowledge of Jesus, God and the bible to us. Those saints to honor and remember are our Christian parents, grandparents and other relatives and ancestors, as well as all the founders and protectors of our faith, back to the disciples themselves, the great theologicans, preachers, martyrs, missionaries, hymn and song writers down through the years.
Of course we reject all the wrong and ugly ideas of witches, ghosts and deceased people seeming to be alive.
But kids and adults at Halloween using their imaginations, dressing up as various other acceptable sorts of people or animals, having wholesome​ fun with their friends and families, is always great and
​enjoyable by us.​ It’s one of the opportunities in the year to come together and laugh together.​
Some people even try to criticize “imagination” itself, defined sometimes as holding in the mind an idea of something that is not real. But imagination is a critically essential human activity, a very valuable gift from God, fundamental to us like intelligence itself. Imagination is the beginning of every improvement mankind has ever accomplished, from the child putting one block atop another to start a structure, to the Wright brothers thinking man might fly. Where would we be if those friends in City Tavern in Philadelphia had not imagined combining the thirteen states into a new nation?​
​So on All Saints Day- or for Catholics All Souls Day, see below- after Halloween let us all remember and honor the Christians who have passed before us.
This precious practice was introduced to my church by our pastor many years ago. I am ashamed to admit it was the first time I had thankfully recognized the gifts to me, sacrifices made for me by my father, as well as his and my mother’s gifts including their requirement that we learn about Jesus and the bible in worship, praise and giving thanks in attending worship and Sunday School every Sunday. They required of us and set examples of actively participating in ​other church and Christian activities and service.
And in the years since then I honor and remember all of the Christians through the years. Loving music, I think of the great hymn writers like Fannie Crosby, the Wesley brothers, and more recent ones like Keith Green. I think about also and give thanks for the apostles, especially Peter and Paul, who are so responsible for sacrificing to bring the faith to Rome and Europe, to us who are of European ancestry. I also remember St. Patrick who so incredibly brought the faith to my ancestors who were Druids in Ireland, and Martin Luther who courageously nailed to his church door the beliefs adopted by my German ancestors. I remember my former pastors and childhood Sunday School teachers, and the missionaries who came to visit and share their experiences with us.
​And of course for you friends who are Catholic, for you All Saints Day, Nov. 1, the day after Halloween, is the day you remember all those wonderful Christians whom your church has canonized as official Saints. Then the following day All Souls Day, Nov. 2, is when you join us Protestants in remembering all those other Christians including our ancestors who have passed before.​
​So Happy Halloween to all of you!
More importantly, Happy All Saints Day or All Souls Day to all of you!​
We’re here by the efforts and sacrifices of those who went before us. One day each year we should pause to remember and honor them.

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Poodle attacks SSL3

Poodle attacks SSL3 encryption

By Dave Bunting, Shopper Editor

Our communication between our computer, tablet or smart phone and a web site is transmitted through, relayed by, many, often dozens of computers, as it travels through the maze of links called the “web.”

Every one of those computers must read every digit of our communication in order to retransmit each digit on ahead. Also anyone with access to any of those relay computers could also read every digit of our communication.

Encryption codes the digits of our communication into different, apparently meaningless gibberish digits, but gibberish that only our intended receiver can decode, gibberish such that all those intermediate web relay computers along the way cannot read, cannot decode, cannot understand.

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the encryption method that can be used by our computers, tablets and smartphones and web sites computers.

However, SSL encryption is used only when we are communicating with those web sites that have the “s” after the “http”, thus “https”, at the beginning of their URL address.

Until recently, many web sites used no encryption, they are just “http,” so our communication to and from them was readable by them and by anyone else who could see it en route.

Because more and more criminals are now trying to get our private info as we send it, internet leaders recently recommended that all web sites use SSL, all be https, requiring our computers/tablets/ smartphones to encrypt or encode communication to and from them. All of our computers/tablets/ smartphones are built capable of this SSL encoding.

And in response to the recommendation, most web sites now use SSL, are https.

SSL has an important second benefit: it also enables the computers at both ends of the communication to verify definitely the identity of the computer at the other end.

There are several ways of doing the SSL encryption, SSL3 being the oldest and weakest now in use. Many web sites still use old SSL3.

Now criminals wanting our private info like credit card numbers have found a way– called “Poodle”– of reading our communication if it is encrypted using old SSL3.

All communication now, if it is to be secure, must use the SSL method with at least the next higher security level, which is called “TSL1” or simply “TSL.”

So all of our computers, tablets and smart phones, if our communication is to be secure, must now require the web site to which we’re communicating to use at least TSL1 security. Most, but unfortunately not all, of the web sites with which we communicate are capable of TSL1.

Thus the recommendations in this article:


Note: The information in this linked article is provided to us by our friends at, the search engine that is very much more secure, protects our privacy very much more than Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc., because it makes no record of our search terms or sites we open. The other search engines keep extensive records of all of our search terms and sites we ever visit, sometimes possibly including such info as our credit card number or social security number, then sell that information about us. Those records are also then available to governments or criminals who gain access to them by legal or criminal means.

We always strongly recommend that our readers who value their privacy change the search engine in their web browser from Google, Bing, etc. to See how in your browser at: Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox or Safari (more difficult).


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Obama orders 34 million immigrant worker cards

In the link below, US Senator Jeff Sessions makes a clear and complete statement about Obama’s intention to make millions of illegal immigrants legal in the U.S.
Obama’s request for bids for printing of the cards specifies that the printing contractor must be able to provide up to four million cards per year.
Most of you know that I am not prejudiced against Mexicans or other hispanics. People of hispanic ancestry can be, and millions of them are, fine U.S. citizens, working alongside of us, creating competitive businesses and contributing to our economy and social fabric just like we do. They make just as good Americans as any of us from other national or racial ancestries. Generally they have been raised in religious families with strong biblical values, often stronger than the values with which many Americans have been raised.
But Senator Sessions says it with exact truth here. Having open borders is logical nonsense. It is nonsense because universal justice provides that everyone should receive benefits based on their contribution; Americans receive the huge benefits of citizenship based on our own and our parents’, grandparents’, ancestors’ contributions by paying taxes and serving in the military in support of this country, and all the other ways this nation has been supported. Also, of critical importance now, with open borders we can’t prevent entry by our enemies including criminals and terrorists.
And we do have enemies, Mr. President, even though you refuse to believe we do!
That he is doing this to pack ballot boxes with liberal voters is just plain nauseatingly wrong, disgustingly awful. I mean– PUKE!!
And in the long term, I think that might backfire. These people with more solid values of honesty, justice and liberty for all, charity and hard work very possibly eventually will come to our conservative values, which are nothing but those same exact universal human values.
Anyway we hope the lawsuit by the Congress against him will show that he can’t act in such an unconstitutional way, and stop this action. Somehow Obama’s behavior must be stopped.
WOW– destroying our democratic system of decisions made by the Congress who are elected by vote of the people! How did we ever get here, to where this is even possible or being considered?
Watch this:


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Hamas influence declining in Gaza?

The article linked below reports that the Palestinian Authority is holding its first meeting since 2007 in Gaza.
Recall that in an election in Gaza seven years ago, the Palestinian people of Gaza very surprisingly and unexpectedly elected Hamas, which supports terrorism, as the government of Gaza, throwing out the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinian Authority, which does not support terrorism, had for years governed both of the Palestinian areas in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
But the people of Gaza elected Hamas, which supports terrorism.
Of course it was Hamas that did the recent missile attacks and tunnel-building that required the Israeli army to enter Gaza to destroy the missiles and tunnels and Hamas leadership, which killed thousands of both Hamas combatants and unavoidably regrettably non-Hamas non-combatant people, and destroyed a lot of the Gaza infrastructure like public buildings including schools, electric power, roads, water and wastewater systems. As the article explains, Hamas, while oddly “saying” it welcomes Palestinian Authority back for the meeting, still claims control of Gaza. The statements by Hamas in the article are peculiar after they have been so crushingly defeated by the Israeli army in military action.

Recall also that on our Israel trip last November, we visited the West Bank, which, though part of Israel, is mostly Palestinian people who have elected to be governed by the non-terrorist Palestinian Authority. In the West Bank we we were served a very nice lunch in a small Palestinian college. Of course we were aware of no hostility or conflict there- the place appeared as peaceful as the rest of Israel we visited. And the Palestinians of the West Bank did not participate in Hamas’ attacks on Israel from Gaza, but remained peaceful. (Even many Arab nations opposed Hamas’ attacks on Israel.) Bethlehem is in the West Bank, and Jerusalem is on the edge of the West Bank.
So this move toward resumption of non-terrorist Palestinian Authority presence and leadership in Gaza, very hopefully indicating movement back away from Hamas and terrorism, is very good news, especially for all of us who support Israel!
Most American denominations and churches have supported efforts against hunger and poverty in the Palestinian areas. We should continue to do so. But where support within Gaza is concerned, most of us will wait until we see more clear and solid evidence that the Gaza people have turned solidly against Hamas and terrorism.

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NO on Billionaires’ Background Check Law I-594

Billionaires Attack Washington Citizens

I-594 the billionaire law would require burdensome, bureaucratic, expensive and time-consuming background checks on all gun purchases, gifts, loans, handing to a friend, even in a private home, make failure to check background a felony crime, result in registration of both the firearm and the purchaser, and is a thinly-veiled first step toward confiscation of firearms and imprisonment of gun owners.

Its intent is to make good citizen gun owners into criminals, and to discourage gun ownership with impossible “red tape.” Washington State elected legislators voted this law down. The largest law enforcement organization in the state, the Washington Association of Police and Sheriffs, opposes the initiative, saying it would not get guns out of criminal hands, it would be unenforceable, and would be “an impossible bureaucratic nightmare.”

According to the Public Disclosure Commission, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer has given the most to Initiative 594 — $1.5 million, as of the last reporting period. According to records, ex-New York mayor Bloomberg, has donated $1 million; Bill and Melinda Gates have given $1 million; owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Steve Ballmer has given $825,000; and Paul Allen has donated $500,000.

The citizens’ organizations Second Amendment Foundation, WA State Rifle & Pistol Assoc., NRA, with no billionaire contributors, are being outspent more than 7 to 1.

“This is a terrible ballot initiative that was dreamed up by people who don’t even live in Washington,” NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said.

Don’t vote to please the billionaires!

VOTE NO on I-594

Also put your money & time where your heart is:


Second Amendment Foundation: 12500 NE 10th PL, Bellevue WA 98005 – (425) 454-7012

WA State Rifle & Pistol Association: 3903 E. Bridgeport Ave. Spokane, WA 99217- (425) 985-4867

NRA Washingtonians Against 594: 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 – (425) 351-4088

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Defeat The Liberals!

Let’s get behind and really push  the below Republican Eleven POSITIVE Points and Speaker Boehner’s Five  POSITIVE Points in these last weeks before the election!

Remember- WE MUST DEFEAT LIBERALS! Defeating liberals is now of supreme, almost eternally crucial importance!

DO NOT attack or in any way oppose or criticize or weaken Republicans who are opposing LIBERALS!


Another victory by liberals will lose not only all American but all world freedom forever!

Quit the negative attacks on Obama & Co.’s outrageous errors- oh how true and obvious and disgusting and ruinous they are–  and how fun to scorn and ridicule them– but negative does not win the moderate middle-road voters.

NEW WORDS TODAY:  Remember that Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America” promised to America a list like the Republican positive points below, and we accomplished not only getting elected but also many items on the list– after 40 years of Democratic rule– and even though it was under a Democratic president! We can do it again– not only get elected but return the United States to real goals, real values, real progress, real jobs, real families, real security, real happiness!

Speaker Gingrich is one of our best thinkers and speakers. Watch his July, 2014 enthusiastic review of that incredible success, pushing us toward doing it again. It’s 52 minutes long BUT SUPREMELY WORTH WATCHING. 

Bless and encourage yourself by watching it- it’s super RAH RAH for us, like hearing from our football coach. These are the best words you’ll hear in this election cycle:

Newt Gingrich July 14, 2014 Review of the astoundingly successful 1994 “Contract With America”

Speaker Boehner’s  Five  POSITIVE Fixes:  

 This just my Dave B’s summary of his points

1.  Fix the Tax Code: Make it pro-growth and pro-family.  Bring down the rates for every one, clear out al l  loopholes,  let people do their taxes on two sheets of paper.

2.  Fix Entitlements:  Our entitlement programs weren’t designed to deal with all of us retiring at once as most of us born post-WWII are now doing , and they weren’t designed for us to live to well past 80.  W won’t throw these programs away , but gradually put them on a more sustainable path without radical changes.

3.  Limit Damages in Lawsuits:  I’m all for taking care of people who have been injured, but we ought to establish reasonable limits on lawsuits and compensation.

4.  Reduce Regulations:  Other countries focus on  just what’s truly necessary and feasible , which means fewer regulations,  only the more important and more easily implemented.

5.  Improve Education:  That’s why we created the first federally-funded private school choice initiative in America, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.  And I’ll tell you what: it is succeeding beyond even our highest expectations. 97 percent graduating from high school.  A 92 percent approval rating among parents.  Why wouldn’t we go ahead and start expanding this initiative to the rest of the country? –

Republican Party’s Positive Principals for American Renewal:

Constitution: Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored. We need to return to our democracy with three equal branches of government with laws made by Congress elected by the people.

 Economy: We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.

 Budget/Debt: We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, make government more efficient, and leave the next generation with opportunity, not debt. Borrowing 40¢ of every dollar we spend is madness.

 Healthcare: We need to reform healthcare , reduce its costs, and put patients and their doctors in charge, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington.

 Veterans: Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude, and no veteran should have to wait in line for months or years just to see a doctor.

 Security: Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing the economy, energy independence, and secure borders.

 Education: Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education; no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.

 Poverty: The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job, so our focus should be on getting people out of poverty by lifting up all people and helping them find work.

 Values: Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty, and hard work.

 Energy: We should make America energy independent by encouraging investment in domestic energy that will lower prices and creat e jobs at home.

 Immigration: We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy.

Read Newt Gingrich’s 2013 $3 book “Breakout”

He recommends we read a $5 book by a liberal Gavin Newsome “Citizenville”

He points to the huge  1981 $56  1,093-page book by 250+ experienced conservative elected officials “Mandate for Leadership”

And oh how I wish WordPress did not add all the space between paragraphs and make other peculiar changes to my formatting!

Soon heading out a hundred miles to take my wonderful daughter to dinner tonight at the best beef steak and prime rib place in the area! Yum Yum Yum! Even on my low-carb diet: meat and salad! Need to renew my driver’s license en route. Also if I have time go to big feed store to pick up 50# or larger quantities of wheat and other grains, beans, salt, sugar, Crisco, yeast, etc. to renew my store of emergency food.

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