Reflections and Observations on Silence by Mitch Santell
Each and every day I work on myself more than anything else. What do I mean by this? I mean I keep my damn mouth shut and sit in silence and reflect at the moment.
The reflection is how can a be a better human being, how can I share and show kindness to people who are so cold and Kloned off by their devices and their technology that they can’t really think for themselves anymore.
If you follow this blog if for some strange reason you simply came upon this site and wanted to know more, good for you!
Think for yourself, don’t allow anyone to tell you who you are or how to think. If you wish to live a life worrying about what other people think, then, by all means, go get a college education. The powers that be at most major Universities and Colleges will be happy to form your thinking and your thoughts for you.
Take a few moments to make yourself your favorite beverage including but not limited to a fresh coffee, a hot tea or a cold beer. Push the play button below (turn off your smartphone first) and see if you can slow down to hear what this man has to say to you.
To listen to him, you are going to have to be silent. Do you think you can?
May your journey be more comfortable than mine because I have to live in authentic truth all the time. Taking care of an Asperger’s Autistic daughter forces me daily to live in truth.
I pray you find your truth. God bless you and make it a wonderful day!
Though millennials catch the most flack for taking out hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans to pay for worthless college degrees that do little to improve their financial prospects in the “real world,” for older Americans who take out loans to finance their education later in life, the repercussions can be ten times worse.
While it might not seem like much compared with the overall $1.4 trillion mountain of student loan debt rattling around the American economy, according to the Wall Street Journal, Americans over the age of 60 are struggling to pay down an aggregate $86 billion in student loan debt.
Student loan borrowers in their 60s, on average, owed $33,800 in 2017, up 44% from 2010, according to data compiled by credit-reporting firm TransUnion. Total student loan debt for people aged 60 and older rose 161% between 2010 and 2017,the biggest increase of any age group.
Rising student debt is the biggest contributor to the overall increase in the debt burden. for Americans aged 60 and older. US consumers who are 60 or older owed around $615 billion in credit cards, auto loans, personal loans and student loans as of 2017, up 84% since 2010, the largest increase of any age group.
And for many, the results are nothing short of ruinous. Take Ante Grgas-Cice, 66. After a restaurant venture failed, he took out loans to go back to school, a decision he said “will haunt him for the rest of his life.” Because he has had difficulty paying down his $30,000 debt burden, the government garnished his social security check for a period last year.
This is a weird and sick story. As a Father and Grandfather when I think about how other children have to live in third world countries, it makes me sad. When I saw this video and looked at the story on various websites, my stomach started churning.
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Personally, I don’t care what someone’s sexual orientation is, what I do care about is when they go after our children. This is really sick.
You want to be gay or bi-sexual that is fine but leave our kids alone!
How bad is Atlanta?
Most conservatives are not aware that even though Georgia is a red state in the Deep South, Atlanta is one of the most liberal cities in the country, and the lawmakers are usually too cowardly to stand up to the LGBT movement there.
The LGBT agenda is strong and prominent throughout the city. High-ranking officials in the fire department and the public health department have been terminated because of their biblical, pro-family views.
Most of the Republicans are RINOs,” one of our local activists says. “And the churches have caved in to the LGBT agenda. One hundred pastors in the Atlanta area wrote an agreement to be more inclusive of LGBT!”
It’s even felt in the Capitol. Two years ago, Georgia governor Nathan Deal vetoed a watered-down religious liberty bill which would have allowed pastors and other ministers to avoid prosecution.
“Drag Kid” Desmond Is Amazing delivered a headlining performance at a sleazy Brooklyn gay bar on Dec. 1, where the ten-year-old boy danced on stage in a crop top and full face of makeup as a throng of adult men in the audience showered him in dollar bills.
The event, called Club Whoa! was hosted at Brooklyn gay bar 3 Dollar Bill and was promoted on social media. Desmond also celebrated the performance on his own Instagram page, which has 105,000 followers. Adults who wished to watch a half naked child dance in a bar could buy tickets on an Eventbright page in which the venue described itself as “queer owned & operated we foster a safe space from love. we respect all human persons as long as those human persons are also respectful to the ones around them.”
Commentary and Observations by Mitch Santell and Ricky Ray
The past ten days here in America have felt like a weird reality show. Over this time I’ve had numerous dialogue’s with my Executive Producer RR, so I am going to try to sequence what is happening as best I can.
First, we have been down this road before.
In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared a limited national emergency. The country faced very real dangers, with Nazi armies having taken control of Western Europe. If Britain fell, Adolf Hitler posed an existential threat to the United States and democratic governments around the world. With Atlantic trade routes imperiled by German submarines, Roosevelt signed an executive agreement without congressional sanction that handed over 50 American destroyers to Britain’s Royal Navy to protect shipping lanes. Six months before Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt declared an unlimited national emergency and ordered the U.S. Navy to attack on sight any German subs that approached convoys traversing the ocean. These actions kept Britain in the war.
This document was signed six months before Pearl Harbor.
The United States’ formal entry into the Second World War unshackled Roosevelt. Although his role as commander in chief provided him with tremendous authority, he far surpassed the constitutional powers envisioned.
While President Roosevelt delegated many war-fighting decisions to senior military leaders, he essentially took over the national economy, fundamentally reorganizing and controlling the industrial sector, restricting transportation, guiding collective bargaining and regulating communications.
Abraham Lincoln did it.
The Civil War, the Second World War, and the Cuban missile crisis were all actual national emergencies, where the very existence of the country was at risk.
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It is Legal to Lie to Congress
Tyla and Douglas Gabriel are joined with Michael McKibben to explain how it is now perfectly legal to lie to Congress, or anyone in the U.S. Government..and they can lie to you, too. Anyone can do it but you have to know what law your are looking for. Learn about the 1996 law they passed while you were “asleep” to make sure that no one goes to jail.
The False Statements Accountability Act (“FSAA”) was sponsored by a one-term freshman Senator William J. Martini (NJ) who later became a federal judge. It included a bizarre Subsection (b) that permits judges, attorneys and parties to lie to Congress, courts and agencies without liability.
Commentary On The What About This Department by Mitch Santell
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Commentary On Military, Political and Social Strain by Mitch Santell
Throughout Obama’s first term I was living in New Zealand with my wife (33 1/2 years) and my two younger daughters (now grown). Each and every month I would cringe as I kept hearing Obama give these Socialist Marxist Speeches.
President Obama sincerely believed that for the U.S. to have real security, it had to give up some of its sovereign rights for the global community.
After 8 years of this, America could not stand pushing the global community anymore and so with President Trump (neither a Republican or Democrat in philosophy), made the following statement to the United Nations.
Over the past week while thousands if not millions of Americans worried about the cancellation of the State Of The Union, here is what is happening along the Southern border. Not only the border between Mexico and California but now the border between Arizona and Mexico.
Now across America, over 100,000 Police Officers have signed a petition against Nancy Pelosi.
Amid all the talk about impeaching President Trump, more than 100,000 people have signed a White House“We the People” petitioncalling for the impeachment of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of treason.
Created by a citizen identified only as “M.G.,” it accuses Pelosi of being a traitor to the American people who is beholden to the interests of illegal immigrants,Big League Politics reported.
The “We the People” petitioning system on the White House website was initiated by the Obama administration. It promises an official response for every petition that gathered more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days. The Pelosi petition was launched just 11 days ago.
The petition further blames the San Francisco Democrat for the recent partial government shutdown. It argues she refused to negotiate with President Trump over funding for border security, causing many federal employees to work without pay for more than a month.
“Illegal aliens are enemies that invade our country with drugs, human trafficking, and terrorist causing death and crime to American citizens,” the petition states.
Observations From An American Who Lived Overseas by Mitch Santell
The next few days are going to feel like an episode of “ House of Cards.” If you are scratching your head or feel like things in Washington D.C. are a bit out of balance, you are correct. The delayed State of The Union which will now be broadcast on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
You will watch in real time a battle that the U.S. and England are in together. These two enemies who are now allies since the American Revolution and decided to remain Sovereign Nations which is basically giving the NWO (New World Order) the middle finger.
In future postings, I’ll be writing about how the U.S. is actually still under English Control and Rule, but for this evening’s dissertation, I will keep it simple.
What is about to happen? Regardless of what fights the British Parliment are having at the moment, the bottom line is that England will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.
During the longest government shut down in the history of the United States, President Trump has compromised and given the Democrats everything they wanted including essential amnesty for over 700,000 illegals who would have been provided with Social Security Cards and Medical Insurance. Since Nancy Pelosi and her gang of fools said no, President Trump is now in a position to do what the American people are requesting. What is that? To build the wall.
What is the next thing that America will witness? Answer: You will watch America contract and being an even stronger superpower because we are manufacturing here now. Nancy Pelosi is totally out of touch in my humble view.
Would you like me to show you how America is becoming more independent by the day? Look at the Oil and Energy Industry. The U.S. Oil Business is back in business pumping millions and millions of barrels of oil daily. How did this happen so fast? It happened because thousands of oil wells that were capped when George H.W. Bush was Vice President of the USA, have been unplugged and pumping again. America, under President Trump, is now energy independent for the first time since 1973.
A special Thank you to my Exec Producer Ricky Ray who was kind enough to dialogue with me about what is really happening in Washington D.C.
Commentary About How We All Self-Medicate by Mitch Santell
From the age of 19 forward coffee became my preferred beverage. Over the years not only have I been passionate about coffee, but I also love to grind my own beans and brew my coffee by a method known as French Press.
The reason I start here with coffee is that I used to have so many people ask me, “Why don’t you drink herbal tea?” Usually, I would just respond by stating that “Coffee was my drug of choice.”
During my teens, I was seriously afraid of drugs, especially pills. What did I have so much fear? The answer was and is that I can’t swallow pills and even if I have to take an antibiotic (which thank God is not too often), I have to chew the pill. In my teenage years’ quaaludes and other tablets were offered to me but I turned them down.
One time I went to a party, and there were a pile hash and all kinds of drugs on the table, and literally two minutes later I exited the party.
The was something very profound that the original Paul McCartney (RIP) talked about before his replacement right before Sgt. Pepper in 1966 regarding drugs. Do you remember what it was? Here it is, I am paraphrasing as best I can.It had something to do with the fact that once you take certain drugs, they change you and you can’t go back to who you were, and you may not like who you become after the drug.
Yes, Coffee is still my drug of choice. You know what your drug of choice is but guess what? It’s not my drug!
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The most important thing for me is that those around you know that they are loved. May this posting inspire you too. Why did it inspire me? As a kid growing up my Aunt Shirlee’s best friend’s brother committed suicide. My Aunt’s friend was never the same after that. Please heed this man’s advice. It is spot on!
Teen suicide has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, and one of the best ways we can help is to encourage depressed and vulnerable young people to TALK ABOUT IT.
Hey, I’ve been there.
I tried to commit suicide in my early 20s. The details are in a couple blogs I wrote in December 2016, and in my book. The bottom line is I felt NOBODY could help me.
Nobody understood how I felt, or so I told myself, so I internalized everything until it nearly killed me.
In this world of pretend smiles and fake social media portraits, many are under the mistaken impression that you’re all alone. Thousands, MILLIONS around the world over the years have been exactly where you are.
My son also came within a few seconds of attempting suicide. Thank GOD he didn’t. Here’s a pic of us, along with my lovely bride of…