SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Final frames 1983 Movie 'The Day After' Kansas City was destroyed

In the Spirit of ’76, as a demonstrator, I was highly visible at The Liberty Memorial Mall in Penn Valley Park and The Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City the whole time of the Republican National Convention. President Ford, Vice-President Rockefeller, their organizers and partisans were staying there.

Arriving in Kansas City after hitch hiking through some 40 States, the 1st place I went to was the Roman Catholic Archdiocese Office of the Archbishop. I was received by his Secretary, a very pleasant priest, and we talked for a long time in his office. Getting to the purpose of my visit, I asked him if there was any bed available in the entire Catholic Diocese  where I could rest my head for the duration? I was surprised when he told me all the beds were taken. “People from the Vatican are here for the Convention” he said. I had to wonder what Business the Vatican had, and who were they meeting away from the Public eye, at this American Republican Convention?

Having shoulder length long hair and beard, he said, “I know where you belong” and he drove me to the Liberty Memorial Mall where all the action was. “You’re right” I said as I got out of his car.

The opening night of the Convention, the Youth International Party (Yippies) had set up a microphone on top of a school bus on the grass of Penn Valley Park with speakers that reverberated against the Crown Centre Hotel across the street.

It was wonderful to see hundreds, thousands of young people from all over America come to exercise their democratic rights. The only bigger crowd I was part of was at Rock concerts, never for any political demonstration. When I saw the yellow school bus and the huge crowd on the slope of Penn Valley Park, I climbed on top of the bus to stand in line with the others who wanted to say something over the incredibly powerful system reverberating against the windows of the Crown Centre Hotel.

Getting hold of the microphone, the words poured out in an extemporaneous expression of the ills and hopes of the world for an hour or longer. After a long time I became aware most of the other people on the roof of the bus were massaging my neck, shoulders or just rubbing my back. A one and only time in my life experience.

I happened to be speaking when Vice President Rockefeller and a retinue came out on a balcony of the hotel at eye level with me, and I addressed my words to him. He was not pleased as evidenced by his reaction to my words you see in the picture below.

Greeting him, I reminded him of a time earlier in his career I read about in newspapers, when he was in the blessed position to able give a friend a gift of $50,000 here, and another friend $100,000 there, and other friends even more as gifts. I reminded him the newspapers reported all his friends had powerful positions in regulatory agencies of government.

I explained there were hundreds of people on this side who had hitch hiked here from all over America, and many without cash, to show the American Spirit of Democratic Freedom and Peaceful Protest, and that we cared for America and its future. I then reminded him how wonderful it must be to be in a position to be so generous to friends.  I said these words, “Mr. Vice-President, would you be kind enough to donate a few hundred dollar’s worth of groceries to feed the poor among us while we are here?” That’s when he gave me the finger.

I’ve often wondered what Bob Dole and his friends are laughing at hearing the same words that got the Vice-President so ticked off? I wrote him and sent a Tweet with the picture below to remind him and asking the question but got no reply.

the finger

When I got off the bus and started walking through the large crowd I looked down on the grass and there was a $20 dollar bill. O Lucky Day! Thank you, Jesus! I decided to spend it having dinner in a Hotel Restaurant, but as soon as I entered the Lobby because of my visibility among the protesters, I was surrounded by Republican Party Security who physically lifted me up and threw me out.

The next Day the protest was moved from the Penn Valley Park to Washington Square facing the entrance to the Hotel. Police barricades were everywhere. Fortunately, I met the Hotel Manager on the other side of the barricade, and he invited me into the Hotel and bought me breakfast. After an hour of conversation he said to me, “This is my Hotel, and I give you permission to go anywhere you want. If anyone causes you any problems, you just call me.” O Joy!

Walking softly and carrying my big stick, identifying them by name tag, I approached every Senator, Congressman, and Delegate talking in small groups within the thousands socializing in the Lobby of The Crown Centre Hotel. My greeting was always the same, ¨Good Day!  My name is Ray and I would like to talk to you about some issues.¨ To my disappointment, walking through the constant crowds doing this for four days, not one Senator, Congressman or Delegate would talk with me as they dissolved and disappeared into the larger crowd. The event of this report happened the night of the fourth Day of that convention of silence.

In the afternoon, before Ford won the nomination over Reagan, since no Republican on the floor would talk with me up to that point, I changed tactics. A woman in California gave me a booklet having white stars in a blue background on the cover. In the Oval red center part of the cover, in old script, it read Constitution of The United States of America. I walked into the Lobby with the booklet covering my heart and the 3 of the #13 jersey. Anyone coming toward me would only see 1-Constitution of The United States of America.

For the 1st Time, what Convention planners call a spontaneous demonstration happened. A crowd of Republicans gathered around me and different people asking at the same time, “Who are you” What are you doing? What is the significance of your actions?”

As I began to answer, Republican Party Security descended on the scene, telling me I had to leave the Hotel.

Asking why? I was told I couldn’t walk around carrying a club. In my mind, it was always a stick, but it gave new significance to the old saying, “walk softly and carry a big stick.” I thought, ‘My God, they have the power in this world, and they are so paranoid in their perceptions in guarding the power?’

I told the Republicans they had no power or authority to expel me from the Hotel. I have a Laissez-passer from the Hotel Manager. This was the first time since meeting 4 days earlier I had to call on him.

Arriving on the scene, the Hotel Manager told the Republican Whips I was allowed to stay. The Whips did their job though, and the growing crowd disappeared within the larger crowd in the Lobby. I continued walking softly, carrying my big stick with the star studded pamphlet covering my heart.

To my great surprise, on the restricted balcony, stood President Ford himself, surrounded by a retinue of about 25 people. He was no more than about 20 feet above my head and I addressed him saying, “Good Day, Mr. Ford. How are you Today, Sir!

He acknowledge me with my shoulder length hair, beard and stick saying,” I’m fine, thank you. How are you?”

Lifting up the pamphlet toward him, I said, “I’m doing great, but I’d love to talk to you about the Constitution of these Un-United States” On those words, within a nanosecond, The President and his large retinue moved on in unison, almost like a single organism Amoeba.

That night, President Ford won the nomination over Ronald Reagan.  My image, standing at the podium of The President of The United States on a Secret Service restricted balcony in the Crown Centre Hotel, must have appeared revolutionary in that 1976 revolutionary year as thousands of witnesses in person, and ABC, CBS, & NBC broadcasting live, were looking up to that spot expecting The President of The United States to be standing there.

This is how it all unexpectedly happened to me.

As a Canadian I was caught up in the Republican’s enthusiasm and excitement. I was looking forward to hearing a President give a speech in person for the 1st TIME. I had only seen that on TV.

A band was playing Paul McCartney & Wings `’Let em in’  and I was having a grand happy and excited TIME, content being one in the crowd. At one point, a live TV camera with the red light on top signalling a live broadcast was about 15 feet behind me. I took off my #13 jersey and for an instant, to all the viewers of that TV network, all they saw was my #13 shirt filling their screens.

I don’t know what others were thinking listening to the Band, but I was thinking of the following verses;

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
To HIM THAT OVERCOMES will I grant to SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE, even as I ALSO OVERCAME, and AM set down with my Father in his throne.
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3

Spotting me in the compressed crowd below the restricted balcony, the Hotel Manager called out to me to come up out of all those Republicans! Since everybody was pressed against everybody, that was no quick or easy feat.

Going up the stairs, he told me the Secret Service wanted to question me, escorting me past all the SS Security checkpoints. As a Canadian, to my great wonder and surprise, instead of questioning me out of Public View, they led me to the Podium of The President of the United States with the Seal in view of the Public and the TV Networks pre-cable, broadcasting live.

With my shoulder length hair, beard, wearing my trademark #13 sports jersey, waving to the thousands of Republicans in person below,  the image is such a revolutionary contrast in The Spirit of ’76, to the establishment, and standing at that symbol of the Power and Authority, nothing like it has been seen before or since. And I didn’t plan it! It happened to me.

seal of the president

Standing eye to eye with the SS Agent for some time at the Podium of The President answering his questions, he eventually asked, to my astonishment, ¨Are you Jesus Christ?¨ Having no illusions about that then or now, I immediately answered “No.”

The Agent then said, ¨Who are you then? A Prophet?¨ Not having entertained the thought before these exceptional circumstances I unexpectedly found myself in, and being temporarily dumbfounded, I was not as immediate in answering that question.

They wanted to hold my stick for ¨security reasons” as the President was expected to be there momentarily. The ABC, CBS & NBC archive video of that live broadcast is out there somewhere. Being pre-Cable, there was nothing else to see on TV, and the Secret Service should have records of this scene.

I had an exceptional American experience in a Mountain in Montana before the Convention on the 4th of July. At a gathering of The Rainbow Family I overheard others speculating my stick was the stick Judah and Joseph

At the time I could not understand why the SS didn’t question me in some anteroom, instead of leading me to the podium of the President of The United States, in full view of all the people and the TV Networks broadcasting live.  I can only speculate and wonder if God arranged that as a sign or symbol of authority, since there is such a great cloud of witnesses, Jews, Christians and Muslims, all claiming to speak for Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth and all that is in it.

Even after all these years I have no doubt if senior Republican Party leaders and younger Republicans who attended that Convention saw the picture today, they would have to admit after thinking on it, “Yes, I remember that guy.”

On September 13, 1976 The Kansas City Times recorded and reported my visit to the City and the Republican National Convention.

Kansas City Times, September 13, 1976 (2)

The record above concerned Israel’s relations with the external Arab Nations starting with Egypt, and Democratic Israel has developed close relationships with all the Dictatorial Arab regimes in the Middle East since then, from Egypt to Saudi Arabia.

As if to underscore the the September 13, 1976 Kansas City Times article above with the picture of my trademark #13 jersey, The Oslo Accord was signed between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat on September 13, 1993. This was supposed to remove the last remaining roadblocks to Peace between Jews and Palestinians within the Occupied Territories.

Below is Israel’s Netanyahu boasting how he derailed the Oslo process, not the Palestinians. He was candid, not knowing he was being filmed.

“He came to town for the Republican National Convention and will stay until the election in November TO DO GOD’S BIDDING: To tell the world, from Kansas City, this country has been found wanting and its days are numbered […] He gestured toward a gleaming church dome. “The gold dome is the symbol of Babylon,” he said.” […] He wanted to bring to the Public’s attention an “idea being put out subtly and deceptively” by the government that we have to get prepared for a war with Russia”

That 1976 FUTURE is NOW with the Revelation of the details GENERALLY unfolding in the spirit of the letter.

The World is waking up to see Trump just may hasten “its days are numbered” part of the 1976 Public record and waits with bated breath. The Trump action of withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal, and Waging an Economic War against the 83 MILLION People of Iran to destroy their Economy will speed that up. This is in addition of Trump and the Republican Congress rescinding the few Regulations Obama put in place to prevent another Global Financial Collapse as happened in 2008. It’s not a question of IF but WHEN?

belshazzar1 Writing On The Wall

“And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

This is the interpretation of the thing:

MENE; God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it.

TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”

Daniel 5

As you can see, “this country has been found wanting and its days are numbered” are the 1st two parts of the 3 part writing on the wall above.

The whole world saw The Writing on the Wall for the 1st TIME at the same TIME with the Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour in September of 2008, even if the world has not recognized it as such. It records the king of Babylon put on a feast for 1000 of the ELITE of the kingdom,

“They drank wine and praised gods of gold, silver, copper, iron, wood, and stone.”
In other words, from THEN to NOW, ‘It’s the Economy, Stupid!’

The whole World saw The Writing on the Wall for the 1st Time at the same Time, with the 2008 Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour in 2008 after 8 years of Tax Breaks for the rich while fighting 2 Foreign Wars on Borrowed money.

It wasn’t recognized as such, ignored, and the US and the World continued with it’s profligate ways without undertaking any meaningful reform. The rich at the top of our Pyramid System are getting richer, and the increasing numbers of poor at the bottom are getting poorer.

It can no longer be ignored with Covid-19, the last Domino not having fallen over yet!

The 3rd part of the Writing on the Wall tells of the decline of Ancient Babylon, the 1st Biblical model of the Nation that reached Imperial Military-Economic Superpower Status, and the rise of Persia.

Ancient Babylon is now Iraq, and ancient Persia is now Iran.

The US is the latest, greatest of all the Nations reaching Imperial Military-Economic Superpower Status in the 2600 year old Biblical Babylonian superstructure.

The TAIL struck the HEAD, invading Iraq in violation of International Law, causing the unravelling of the Earthly Babylonian superstructure/infrastructure, undermining the
Global Order as represented by the United Nations since WWII, and ushering in the Law of the Jungle to the Middle East and this World. It also paved the way for increased Iranian influence in their own region of this world where the US is the interloper.

The Iranian Revolution happened in 1979, two years later in the 1976 KANSAS CITY TIMES Timeline.

All the chaos in the Middle East since then, including the carnage in Syria, is the consequence of the vain attempt to reverse that God ordained, repeat of History, as a SIGN of The TIMES for our Generations.

The article continues in quotation marks, ¨There are 30 months before the fate of the world will be sealed with EITHER Destruction OR the Universal Brotherhood of Man,¨ he said. ¨The 30 month figure concerned a Treaty between Israel and Egypt.¨

NOTE: This does not say Armageddon happens in 30 months from the article.

Not 29 or 31, but exactly 30 months later, in March 1979, history shows a Treaty between Israel and Egypt was signed. The Camp David Accord.  History shows talks broke down on the 12th day and no Treaty was to be signed. Begin and Sadat were leaving. It was on the 13th Day, as in the date of the Article and the picture accompanying it, an unexpected window of opportunity appeared and opened the way for the Treaty to be signed.

This signified the Universal Brotherhood part of the quote.

Book review: ‘Thirteen Days in September,’ on Camp David accords, by Lawrence Wright

March 26, 1979 Camp David Treaty

As to the destruction part of the statement? The Iranian Revolution happened a month before the signing of the Camp David Accord in 1979. With Trump murdering General Soleimani, the Senior Iranian government Official, it brings the Destruction in the 1976 Kansas City Times record much closer.

The TV Movie made in Kansas City, ‘The Day After’ it was destroyed in a Nuclear Holocaust appeared 7 years later. It could have been made in any other city.

I was probably the only human on earth, including THE KANSAS CITY TIMES reporters, to notice at the TIME of the appearance of the movie in November, 1983, it pauses at the exact same picture frame THE KANSAS CITY TIMES used in their November 2, follow up report 7 YEARS EARLIER.

Kansas City Times November 2, 1976 All Souls Day

At the 9 second mark, the Movie below pauses at the exact same picture frame you see above from ALL SOULS DAY, November 2, 1976  record in The Kansas City Times 7 years earlier, except I had nothing to do with the Movie or the Date and picture The Kansas City Times chose to publish in the Spirit of ’76.

What are the odds?

With the growing anti-Russian/Putin hysteria taking hold of the Political-Military-Intelligence Community in the US and the West, this world may be at the precipice of it actually happening, either by design or accident. These historical records are clear WARNING SIGNS for our TIME in our Generations.

This Public record and Marker of Time from 1976,  reporting specific Time related event for the Middle East, the Time Line of History confirmed the letter later. It also records, “and explained his own  mission as  “waging war  against the beast” – the  beast defined as  government of man and tyrants.” The new Presidential limousine called “the beast” is an aptly named confirming Spiritual “symbol.”

the beast of a limo

It’s taken all these years, but the whole world and America can now see its days are numbered if radical reform is not started soon in the People.

Obviously, as regards the mission, I was not talking of my own personal action other than being a messenger in the right place at the right time, but since this report is from the Revolutionary Spirit of ’76, it is only now the Revolutionary Spirit of ’11 is beginning to overturn the tyrants and government of man in the Middle East. This we can see. It will soon spread worldwide.

It would be tragic if the “little people” in America, compared to the Biblical term ‘kings of the earth,’ couldn’t relate to the “little people” in Afghanistan/Pakistan and other poorer Nations. Logic and Reality would identify the ‘kings of the earth’ Today being the Billionaires, Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs and other IDOLS of the People.

The bottom line is that they are people like the “little people” all over this earth, no matter what country, colour, language or religion, and it is becoming perfectly clear all the “little people” everywhere are demanding “regime change.”

Most Christian America is the most apostate of them all as to understanding and practising the reason Christ died for all humanity, so humanity would be lifted up from its current downward spiral, rushing headlong on the Road to Destruction.

The Bible says both good and evil would grow side by side until the time of the harvest. It’s time, and many more good people are needed to work in the vineyard to bring in a good harvest.

Follow the link below to see the earlier version of this article with more images and video”

From the Revolutionary Spirit of ’76 to the Revolutionary Spirit of ’11

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Required Reading for those who think Common Sense and Common Humanity should Prevail in these Trying Times.

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via Aftermath–The Iran War After The Soleimani Assassination The Polemicist

With the US and Iran only in a PAUSE, still at the Brink of Armageddon/WWIII, why doesn’t the MSM talk up this RECENT, Unfolding History as a Major Influence for the whole unfolding Reality, that would make the Politicians and the People address the Facts?
Netanyahu to US Congress, September 12, 2002 ” If YOU take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I GUARANTEE YOU that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region, The reverberations of what will happen with the collapse of Saddam’s regime, could very well cause an implosion in a neighbor regime like Iran”
Americans and Iraqis lost many lives and treasure with the destruction of Netanyahu’s WAR against Saddam, and cannot make a claim on his GUARANTEE. Proved dead wrong the dead number over a MILLION PEOPLE, the consequences still unfolding in the World.Iran didn’t implode. It increased influence in it’s own part of the World with the illegal 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
The God of Israel didn’t listen to Netanyahu but Americans do.

Netanyahu spoke to a Joint Session of the US Congress in 2015, getting standing ovations by delirious, non-partisan, Republicans and Democrats, calling for the US to reject the Iran Nuclear deal.
Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal on May 8, 2018.

What will be the consequences for the US Economic War Trump is waging against Iran for Netanyahu, designed to destroy the Iranian Economy supporting it’s 80 MILLION people before having to resort to bombs?
Designating Iran’s Military as a terrorist Organization at Netanyahu’s request brings dropping the bombs closer, and murdering such as High Official in the Iranian Government in the person of General Soleimani closer still.
Netanyahu was the only head of government to attend the February 2019, US organized, anti-Iran Foreign Ministers meeting in Warsaw, leading the charge for War with Iran.
Wasn’t Iraq enough? Will Americans be stupid enough to follow Netanyahu a 2nd Time, leading the US to War with Iran?
It appears under Trump/Kushner, kings in Israel, Americans are that Dumb!!!
war - spiritual death

LEAKED US MILITARY MANUAL FOR POLICING HOMELAND INTERNMENT CAMPS FOR POLITICAL DISSIDENTS

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LEAKED US MILITARY MANUAL FOR POLICING HOMELAND INTERNMENT CAMPS FOR POLITICAL DISSIDENTS

The link above confirms what is now Legally possible in the US as earlier reported in the  link below posted January 11, 2012 on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act giving the US Military the Legal Authority to grab American Citizens out of their homes or off the street, and lock them up indefinitely in some Gitmo-Gulag based on some Bureaucratic determination someone has some vague association with terrorism.

There is no phone call to a Lawyer. The Writ of Habeus Corpus, or a Day in Court, to contest the the government allegation is removed. Anyone arrested becomes one of the Disappeared.

The following video details the contents of a Department of Defense document entitled “INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS” or FM 3-39.40. The document is 325 pages long and is signed by JOYCE E. MORROW Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. It was created in 2010 however it has just recently been leaked to the public via the internet and can now be downloaded from multiple sources. In the description below you will find a download link for the document. I encourage you to download it yourself and verify everything that is being said here.

The document outlines military procedures for internment and resettlement of civilians and it describes the layout and administration of interment camps. It clearly states on page 38 that it applies within U.S. territory and specifically addresses the detainment of U.S. citizens as is indicated by the identification procedures for new prisoners on page 146 which states that social security numbers are to be recorded along side their photograph and fingerprints. Included in the list of organizations which may be involved in these internment operations are the Department of Homeland Security, the FEMA, the Department of Defense and the United Nations.

On page 56 the document outlines the responsibilities of Psychological Operations officers within the camps among which it states that a Psyop officer “Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes. and Identifies political activists.” On page 281 the document goes into more detail regarding the role Psychological Operations within the camps specifically in regards to pacifying the population and insuring cooperation.

On page 238 it gives the conditions for the use of deadly force in such camps, among the justifications for lethal force it includes to “terminate an active escape attempt”. That point right there should make it clear that these camps are not benevolent disaster relief type facilities.

On page 244 the document calls for the use of snipers during riots to quote “scan a crowd and identify agitators and riot leaders for apprehension and fire lethal rounds if warranted”.

On page 260 it shows the basic layout for a facility focusing on detainment. It is depicted with interrogation areas, tribunal areas and mortuaries. Each detainment facility is designed to hold 4000 prisoners and they are depicted with multiple levels of barbed wire separating compartments within the facilities with a double barbed wire fence enclosing them and 24 guard towers.

On page 261 it depicts the layout for what they call civilian resettlement facilities, which are designed to house 8,000 people. And though it uses the word resettlement the plans show multiple levels of barbed wire dividing the sections of the facility and double barbed wire fencing on the outside as well as 16 guard towers.

On page 262 the layout for facilities designed for what they call non-compliant prisoners is shown. These camps are designed to hold up to 300 prisoners, they have 3 interrogation centers and are guarded by 13 guard towers.

Now if there is any question whether these plans are active or are just theoretical this should settled by the fact that the U.S. army has been running ads for job positions in these camps since 2009 and apparently they are still hiring.

http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/…

If you look in the description you’ll find all the links you need to verify this information.

It’s important to note here that this document was created in 2010, which was under the Obama administration, and it predates the NDAA of 2012 which authorized military detainment of U.S. citizens. This clearly shows a long term agenda at work.

Download link for FM 3-39.40: http://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf

Army hiring for these internment camps:
http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/…

The article linked below was posted 9 years ago, and all you have read above, confirm the article Title was prescient.

END OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY

I sent this Personal letter to Barrack Obama September 10, 2018. I didn’t expect an acknowledgement and didn’t get one.

President Obama.

As a Canadian, I was very happy when you were elected President. I saw that as a hopeful Sign for America and the World.

You didn’t campaign to inherit the Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour that happened even before you were elected, in the last months of 8 years of Republicanomics of more to the rich, and fighting Foreign Wars on Credit. The Trump Republican Tax Bill they spin as ‘Reform’ is the continuation of those Bush Policies on steroids.

Watching from CanaDa, the real danger I see, is if there is another Global Financial Collapse due to more US Economic War on more perceived enemies simultaneously than ever before in US history, complemented by more tariffs or US hidden Taxes on more US Allies than ever before Americans will have to pay for.
Removing the few Regulations put in place after the 2008 Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour to prevent a recurrence, the worst possible aspects I would expect you were briefed on at the Time, increases the likelihood what has already happened, could happen again?

Watching these things, I have to wonder if there is a method to Trump’s madness?
If there is a sudden, unexpected Global Financial Meltdown-Economic Pearl Harbour like the last one, in the face of the Social Chaos you were warned in 2008 would happen unless you signed onto TARP, it is President Trump who could invoke the use of the worst provisions in the 2012 NDAA you signed into Law.

That would make Trump, with 2 years to go, the 1st to use the Legal Authority in that 2012 NDAA, to have his Bureaucracy/Military get rid of his ‘opposition’ in some Gitmo/Gulag, by accusing them of being vaguely associated with terrorism as determined by the Trump bureaucracy, in a Time of Social disorder.
The right to challenge the government’s ‘suspicion’ in a Court of Law is removed.
That’s a very real possibility with Trump’s temperament he has already displayed.

I always admired the High Ideals in your speeches, hoping and praying Americans would take them to heart.
But I also saw you didn’t always practice what you preached.
On that score, the whole human Race without exception, is guilty.

I appreciated your Grace in dealing with a Congress whose Republican Leaders Declared, even before you were sworn in, their sole goal was to destroy your Presidency, and I saw they did everything within their power to do that.
I hate seeing the Republican hypocrisy/duplicity now that the Pendulum has swung to the other side.

My deepest personal disappointment in you is, as a Constitutional Scholar, you did not VETO the 2012 NDAA even in the face of the overwhelming VETO-proof majorities in both Houses of Congress.

At least, you would have started the Real Debate on American Democracy.
Now that you have entered the Current Political debate, you can still redeem yourself, admitting you made a mistake signing the 2012 NDAA.

Marriage On The Rocks – Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes

In 1971 Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes did a show at Plateau Hall in Montreal. It was a very small venue, holding about 500 people sitting on the floor with legs crossed. and cost $5 admission. The stage was about 4 feet above the floor.

It was an amazing concert blowing us away. At the end, Ted said, “Our new album, ‘Marriage On The Rocks’ is released in the US, and won’t be available in CanaDa for 6 months. Watch for it.” That was the end of the show.

Ted stayed on the stage to talk with anyone interested, and I was at the back of the small group. Finally standing face to face with him I said, “Ted, loved the show. Best one I’ve seen to date. Ted, I don’t want to wait 6 months for the album. Here’s my name and address and $5. Will you mail me one from the US please?” He took the piece of paper and the fiver and said, “Sure, I’ll mail it.” I had no doubt at that moment, he genuinely intended to mail it.

In those Days the Canadian Dollar was worth more than the US Dollar, and an album was only $3 American, so the cost was covered. My friends and I left the show totally satisfied.

The next Day I was mentally flailing myself thinking ‘why do I get carried away in my enthusiasm? It always ends up costing me more money. I paid twice to get in.’ While I had the faint hope the album would arrive, it didn’t, and eventually I forgot all about it. Naturally, with his busy lifestyle, sending it would lose priority for Ted within days. It was no big deal for me.

In 1975, I quit my position of ‘National Marketing Representative, Mining Division, Dominion Engineering Works Ltd. of Montreal without having another position to move on to. The next Day, February 1, I had a Spiritual Awakening that totally changed my outlook on life and this Material World.  The Executive Personal Agency was sending me to fantastic job opportunities, but I talked about my Spiritual awakening and religion doesn’t mix in job interviews.

There was 1 interview with a California Company, I thought went very well. The Sales Manager seemed so interested in my experience, I thought I got the Position. Calling the Personal Agency the next Day, the man handling my account asked me “what happened?” I asked him what he meant? Didn’t I get the Job, I asked? He said no. but he did tell me the Company interviewer said, “he didn’t know what I was high on, but he sure wished he had some.”

I didn’t realize it then, but I did have a new job searching for the Word of God, and 8 months later, with shoulder length hair, beard and new found Faith, sold all my possessions, put on a back pack, and leaving Family and Friends in my Spiritual Wake, entered the US to seek the upcoming Spirit of ’76, the 200th Anniversary of the 1776 US Revolution.

It was one of the best years of my 75 years, including the experience 3 Days into the Journey when I found myself deep inside the Black Ghetto of Trenton, New Jersey, where White People don’t go in Daylight, at 1:30 in the morning. I was surrounded by some 30 Black youths, and 1 of them was saying he was taking my backpack and it belonged to him. I walked out of that scene with my backpack unmolested, the story you can read here. Everywhere I went, People treated me like a king as I hitchhiked through some 40 States.

For a Time during the Winter of 1976, for the 1st Time in my Life, I lived in warm, sunny Venice Beach, California. I had a free place to stay half a block from the Ocean. I washed dishes at Suzanne’s Kitchen on the boardwalk Friday to Monday for $1 an hour and meals. I had another job setting up the patio tables and chairs at The Sea and Shore Restaurant at 7am, also on the boardwalk. For doing that, I got a full breakfast and could sit on the patio with free coffee all Day long, talking with anybody and everybody. I was invited to party more than Time allowed.

One afternoon, I was walking on Santa Monica Boulevard, and passing by the Santa Monica Civic Center, the marquee announced Ted Nugent for 2 nights, and this was the afternoon of the 2nd night. My instantaneous 1st thought was, ‘Jesus! That guy owes me $5.’

Being psyched right up, I rushed back to the apartment, and wrote a simple flowing note essentially saying the same as I recount at the beginning of this story from 1971. The note ended with these words, “Ted, I don’t expect you to pay me back the $5, but seeing that I am in Santa Monica, I would appreciate being your guest at the Concert Tonight, to see how you have progressed these last 5 years?”

I got really excited and going on the Boardwalk, showed it to a friend. He also got excited saying, “That’s going to work!” By the end of the afternoon, I showed the note to 4 other friends, and they all got excited saying, “That’s going to work!” We all gathered in the apartment ready to go when someone I met a month earlier as I was hitchhiking in Laguna Beach, arrived unexpectedly, driving his father’s big black Cadillac Limousine. The Signs were good!

When we got to the Arena, there were masses of young people with no tickets held behind Police barriers across the street. I told my friends the only way this is going to work is if I get this note in Ted Nugent’s hands, and there is no way 7 of us could hide by the Stage Door without being discovered. I told them to wait as long as it took, and I’d be back to get them, assuring them I wouldn’t go in without them.

Hiding in some bushes by the Stage Door, eventually Ted Nugent arrived in a Volvo with 2 other People. Going right up to him I said, “Ted, please read this note.” He did, and looking at me said, “Is this True, Brother?” I said, “Honest to God Ted, that’s the Truth.” Just like that he said, “You’re in.”

Not knowing Ted Nugent, discretion told me it was not the Time to mention my friends, and as we approached the Stage Door, a guy sitting behind a desk just doing his job, asked me my name? He had a list of names of people allowed in and said, “Your name’s not on the list. You can’t get in.” Ted Nugent said, “He’s with me.” The guy just following his instructions said, “His name’s not on the list. He can’t get in.” Ted said, “You didn’t hear me. He’s with me.” The guy blindly doing his job said, “He can’t get in. His name’s not on the list” and I was being shuffled by the bouncers as the tone and tension rose.

I was flabbergasted, and I expect everyone else was too, when Ted said, “Listen! I’m his pass and he’s in, and if he’s not in, there’s no show Tonight.” Of course, the guy backed down right away, and I was given a Back Stage Pass. The people who got out of the Volvo with Ted stayed at the Stage Door as I walked with him I didn’t know where? Opening a door off a hallway, there were 6 of the most beautiful women most males would fantasize over, and Ted went to a table along the Wall, and sitting on it with his legs crossed, the 6 women formed a semi-circle around him and the table.

I was shunted off to the side like the proverbial fly on the Wall, watching the scene before my eyes. I was munching on munchies, and it looked like Ted was feasting on the women with his eyes thinking God knows what? I soon realized he was psyching himself up with energy for the show, and I didn’t want to interrupt that. It wouldn’t be cool to say, ‘Ted, I have 6 friends outside, Can they come in?” All the while I was thinking. ‘Jesus, give me some ideas how to make this work?’ My friends outside were my main priority.

Eventually someone opened the door and said, “Ted, you’re on in 5 minutes.” He got up and I followed him walking rapidly down a hallway. I said, “Ted, I saw you were psyching your self up for the show, and I didn’t want to interrupt, but I have some friends outside, and it would be very good if they be allowed in to make this a very memorable evening.” He said he’d like to help, but he didn’t have Time. Replying “I understand that, but it’s important these people be let in to make this an exceptionally memorable show Tonight.” At this point he turned into another door and I being desperate said, “Ted, you give me authority to use your name, and I promise you, the energy at the concert Tonight will be twice as high as it was last night.” He said “OK! OK! You can use my name” and closed the door

I went down to the Stage Door where the 2 people who arrived with Ted were still there, and said, “Ted just got called on Stage, and he didn’t have Time to attend to this himself, but I have some friends outside, and he said you can let them in.” The guy asked, how many? I said 6 and he said, “go get them!”

I thought, ‘O Joy! Thank you sweet Lord.’ My friends waited, and all 6 were let in through the Stage Door, but without a Back Stage pass. That was the one and only Time I used his name. In our little section on the floor, we were ecstatic and had a fabulously good Time. It was contagious to those around us.

As the band did the encore, I told my friends I was going backstage but I was not going to stay, so wait.

I never saw Ted Nugent again, but as the band came off the high stage, I mixed in the middle as a swarm of people were moving rapidly down a hallway. The band was not at the Stage Door and did not witness what happened. They didn’t know me, but one band member said to another exactly these words, ” Man, I don’t understand it. The energy out there Tonight was twice as high as it was last Night.” Hearing those words, I rejoined my friends, got in the Limousine and went for a Pizza, totally thrilled with the experience.

These 43 years later, I don’t remember their names, but it’s probable each of those 6 tell this story from Time to Time as an exceptional Night in their Life.

Venice Beach was a very rich experience for me, especially having this powerful, vivid Dream I remembered upon waking, that came True 2 years later in this big real World.