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  • Unverified Incarceration Rates

    Posted on July 3rd, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    This is straight from DailyKos and unverified so you be the Judge and jury:

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  • The USA Eagle Today

    Posted on June 29th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

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  • Disappointments

    Posted on June 25th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

         Disappointment can be a bitter experience. Certainly, there are various levels of the disappointments that affect us. I am not referring to the disappointment that we can overcome in a few hours or a few days.

         There are disappointments that go very deep, such as the betrayal of a friend… or a wife or husband… these are disappointments that pierce to the very depth of our being.

         Some people are affected less than others by these events in life. Those who are deeply disturbed by such losses, find it difficult to recover and regain stability mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

         I have met people who were disappointed in God. They believed He had failed them. I have met people who were disappointed because a friend failed them. And I have dealt with people who felt like their life was over because of marital betrayal.

         Disappointment leads to discouragement. Discouragement can lead to despondency. Despondency can lead to despair!

         Betrayal could be heartbreaking. It does not have to be outright betrayal. It can be having someone, in whom you’ve placed confidence, let you down or fail you by whatever means.

         This is not to enable you to wrap yourself in a “pity blanket” and make everything about yourself. But when deep disappointment hits, it can be like being stabbed with a fiery hot blade with jagged edges. It seems the pain from it will never dissipate.

         You must not let disappointment drag you down into darkness. In the midst of the storm, there is a “peace from God, which surpasses all understanding, that will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7). Give it to the Lord so that he can replace your disappointment and the bitter fruit it bears with His restful peace.

         You cannot allow your disappointment to be greater than your God. He will accept all of the cares that you cast upon Him because He deeply cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) Even if great disappointment has brought a darkness over you, Jesus is the light that casts out that darkness. 

    Pastor Bill – Fleming Island Assembly of God. 6865 Pine Avenue Fleming Island, Florida 32003 (904) 284-3030

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  • Death by a thousand cuts

    Posted on June 23rd, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    Death by a thousand cuts (psychology), the way a major negative change which happens slowly in many unnoticed increments is not perceived as objectionable.

    As I read my emails, Twitter, Facebook, major Newsfeeds and to a lesser extent Instagram I am reminded of Death by a thousand cuts. This is not a political, religious or racial diatribe. Rather it reflects my view of the world today. People are becoming inhumane. Perhaps it is the “rats in a closed cage with unbounded reproduction” philosophy experiment of the 50’s” or even perhaps before.

    Whatever the reason, we are in a state of negativity and so I search for a reason of our decline as humans of sensitivity for our compatriots, citizens and fellow Homo Sapiens. Perhaps we are unable to process the multi-media beyond limited a small and secure tribe of fellows.


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  • The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps

    Posted on June 23rd, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    This is the link to the New Yorker article with the title above: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwChSFHTpvHqwWKDnnsCxpJnCZC

    Like many arguments, the fight over the term “concentration camp” is mostly an argument about something entirely different. It is not about terminology. Almost refreshingly, it is not an argument about facts. This argument is about imagination, and it may be a deeper, more important conversation than it seems.

    On Tuesday, she [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ] tweeted a link to an article in Esquire in which Andrea Pitzer, a historian of concentration camps, was quoted making the same assertion: that the United States has created a “concentration camp system.”

    Personally, I think it is a good thing that we have such diversity of opinions and that we are still able to exercise the right of expression here in these United States of America. I do not think it would take too much to tip the balance the other way and there are most certainly right and left elements that would like to see this happen.

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  • ¡Superman!

    Posted on June 22nd, 2019 cwmoore No comments

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  • What to I believe?

    Posted on June 18th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    From my personal point of view my first belief is in Jesus Christ and the Trinity; second, our form, USA of government as a Republic, Democracy and our Constitution. Third, Compromise is a balsam which allows everyone to win and all to grouse about saying they were right.

    SANDERS: Perhaps the bulk of the speech was pitched as a rejoinder to criticisms from the right. “Let me be clear. I do understand that I and other progressives will face massive attacks from those who attempt to use the word ‘socialism’ as a slur,” he said. “But I should also tell you that I have faced and overcome these attacks for decades—and I am not the only one.” He went on to list a selection of those attacks, including Al Smith’s claim, in 1936, that the Democratic Party’s platform had come to resemble the Socialist Party’s platform, as a slur against Roosevelt and the New Deal. This was, remarkably, Sanders’s only reference to the American socialist movement. “Socialism” certainly was deployed as a slur by Smith, but Sanders said nothing to suggest that there might have been something good or admirable about the Socialist Party’s platform. There was praise for the programs of Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. Eugene V. Debs, a man Sanders once wrote an audio documentary about, was not mentioned once.

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  • Upping the blog game

    Posted on May 12th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    I was watching a Youtube and up pops an ad for Designrr. It looks pretty cool and easy but all sales videos make it look easy. Anyway it started me thinking about plagiarism and verifying your content is valid. This is not too easy or smart depending how you look at it.

    So this Designrr produces a pdf. Thje purpose of this post is to just verify how to easily import a pdf. So I am going to peruse around and see what pdf’s I have on this machine to add for the next block of data,

    46515811_data_sheet_114-2

    t_stat_electric_heat_function

    So that is the end of this blog, in which I added two PDF’s about RV air conditioners from Mach-Coleman. I may delete this later .

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  • Asleep in 120 seconds

    Posted on May 12th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    Want to Fall Asleep Faster? Military Pilots Use This Hack to Sleep Anywhere in 2 Minutes or Less

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    Want to Fall Asleep Faster? Military Pilots Use This Hack to Sleep Anywhere in 2 Minutes or Less

    If it works for people in combat zones, it’ll work for you.

    By Melanie CurtinWriter, activist@melaniebcurtin

    CREDIT: Getty Images

    For most of us, getting enough sleep isn’t a life-or-death kind of thing. Sure, we might make poor decisions, but our being sleepy at the marketing meeting tomorrow is not going to get someone killed. 

    During WWII, though, the U.S. military quickly got hip to the fact that if fighter pilots didn’t get sleep, their poor decisions had dire consequences. Their mishaps included errors that resulted in their being shot down–or shooting down guys on their own side.

    Helping combat pilots get good rest fast became a priority.

    So the military brought in naval ensign Bud Winter to develop and test a scientifically designed method of “teaching” sleep. Winter was previously a successful college football coach who had collaborated with a psychology professor to form techniques to help athletes relax and excel under pressure.

    The relaxation hack Winter designed worked: After just six weeks of practice, 96 percent of pilots could fall asleep within 120 seconds. Even with distractions like gunfire in the background. Even after drinking coffee. Even sitting up.

    If it works for combat pilots, it will work for you, regardless of how stressed you are about that meeting tomorrow.

    Here’s how to do it:

    1. Get into a comfortable position.

    Obviously, if you’re in your bed, this is a non-issue. But if you’re out and about, get into the most comfortable position that’s feasible (i.e., lean your seat back if you’re in your car; find the most comfortable chair in the conference room if you’re napping at work).

    2. Relax your face.

    This is key to the whole thing. You have 43 muscles in your face, and they’re a big part of how your body knows whether you’re stressed. When you fully relax your face, you send a physiological signal to your body that all is well. It’s safe to sleep.

    So close your eyes and relax your whole face: forehead, cheeks, tongue, and jaw. Let it all go slack. You’ll notice as you do this that your breathing naturally starts to deepen and slow.

    Now make sure your eyes are fully relaxed. You have six muscles in your eye sockets; feel them all go limp.

    3. Drop your shoulders.

    Let them get heavy, and then let them go completely, as if they were falling down toward your feet. Let the back of your neck relax and go limp. Take a deep breath and let it out slowly, releasing any remaining tension there (most people store most tension in their shoulders, necks, and jaws).

    Now your arms: Feel them get heavy and relax, starting with your dominant side. If you’re right-handed, start with your right bicep and feel it relax. If it’s not, tense it fully and then let it go slack. Repeat the process with your hands.

    4. Let your legs go limp.

    Feel your right quad sinking down, getting heavier and heavier. Next your right calf, ankle, and foot. Repeat on the other side.

    5. Clear your mind for 10 seconds.

    Now that you’ve fully relaxed your body, all it takes to fall into a deep sleep is to turn your brain off. (This is like that moment after you switch your iPhone off when it takes another few seconds for it to fully power down.)

    What you really want to avoid are any thoughts that involve movement (“I’ve got to pick up that drycleaning tomorrow”; “Did I remember to put out the recycling?”). These thoughts actually prompt involuntary movement in your body. You don’t realize it, but just thinking about something causes micro-contractions in certain muscles.

    Winter has some tips for what to “think” of instead–and remember, you’re holding this for 10 seconds straight:

    First, we want you to fantasize that it is a warm spring day and you are lying in the bottom of a canoe on a very serene lake. You are looking up at a blue sky with lazy, floating clouds. Do not allow any other thought to creep in. Just concentrate on this picture and keep foreign thoughts out, particularly thoughts with any movement or motion involved. Hold this picture and enjoy it for 10 seconds.

    In the second sleep-producing fantasy, imagine that you are in a big, black, velvet hammock and everywhere you look is black. You must also hold this picture for 10 seconds.

    The third trick is to say the words “don’t think . . . don’t think . . . don’t think,” etc. Hold this, blanking out other thoughts for at least 10 seconds.

    And that’s it. When you have a fully relaxed body and a mind that’s still for 10-plus seconds, you will fall asleep, period.

    Remember that the pilots practiced the method over and over, and 96 percent of them achieved success after six weeks of practice. These weeks of practice are a worthwhile investment, because once you have it down, you can nap and sleep anywhere, which will dramatically improve your quality of life.

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  • Chimp vs Instagram

    Posted on May 3rd, 2019 cwmoore No comments
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