Corruption is dirty, break out the soap

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This rock face on this mountain at one time, was the home of a very famous face. A face that was well known throughout the world, even though it was kind of like  a stone face, that never took a breathe, The name of the stone face was the Old man of the mountain and you could only make out the face when, you look at the profile of the face, otherwise it was camouflaged and hidden within the rocks. You would think that this rock formation would stand the test of time?  But how quickly we forget, that through change all will come crumbling down and take on a whole different look.

Change not only  affects us, it also affects everything around us. Nothing ever stays the same, no matter how much we would want it too,. now some are very afraid to change, so they then embrace the comfortable rut for which they walk their paths through this journey of life.

Those within our Governments and who get voted into the office they hold, are the ones that not only fall deeply into their rut, but they resist any change for as long as they can. These men and woman within our Government when they become lost within their rut, they lose total sight of any kind of reality and they think that it must be their way or the highway, without any respect  for the ones that put them into their office in the first place. The job within the Government is not for themselves, it is also for every red blooded American throughout the entire country.

Now it seems pretty one sided that roughly 97% of all the Politicians are Lawyers, what are the Lawyers really good at……….. Lying, stretching the truth and the twisting around of the spoken word, or any words for that matter, so they than can get their way, over all that is around them. The Executives of the media very much the same, as they to are all Lawyers, get the theme here? This is totally the reason for all the corruption within all the walls of Washington DC. Now you have a Business man for President and all Hell is breaking loose within those same walls in Washington DC. Now the other issue is the media, as they won’t chat about everything that happens to best keep all of us within the reach of their drama, their half stories and their fake news, just to keep us spending our money into their pockets, so they can get richer and we get poorer.  All corruption is dirty, just that the ones that are corrupt, are the ones that can look clean, even without breaking out the soap, which being a lawyer, will help you chat up a story from a beat up piece of crap at the junk yard, to a Maserati $200,000 dollar vehicle. We need to end all this dirty corruption and if that means to totally change the walls within Washington DC, then so be it, but it needs to be done before it’ s too late and we still have a country to call home, as we walk our path through this journey of life.

 

” Corruption can’t be cleaned with soap, it needs us all to unite as one so corruption can go down the drain with the rest of the dirt”

” Change affects us and everything around us, which is why we need to embrace it and not rebel against it”

” The theme of the government is one sided and one way, being my way or the highway, time for true change with unity for true strength”

” Time to end the dirty corruption, so we all can look clean and not just a chosen few”

 

 

 

 

 

The Thrill of Victory……or the Agony of Defeat

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To honor the late Stuart Scott and to pray for all those who suffer this dreaded disease, plus with Breast cancer awareness this month, I thought this great quote could  rise once again. Stuart worked for the sports station ESPN for a long time, before this dreaded disease, finally took him from us. This quote by him was said during the yearly Espy awards, which he was honored with the lifetime achievement award. What makes this quote so great is, the fact you can tweak a few words and the quote takes on a whole new meaning.

Take out the first line and replace it with, ” To win playing the sport for which you love”, now you have a quote that will always live throughout the test of time, There are a lot of good quotes out there, what makes a quote great is, the tweaking of a word or two, giving the quote a whole new meaning, to inspire us as long as we walk a path through this journey of life.

Nobody ever wants to go through the Agony of defeat, but in able to experience the thrill of victory, you first have to be able to lose correctly, then you can respect the win, with a feeling of  pride.  True competition is missing within the World of sports today, it has been replaced with the feeling of ” I play for me so I can be rich” Yes sports today has become ” the world of Greed”, as the loyalty for players sticking with one team, just isn’t there anymore, then you have the owner’s of the teams dishing out big bucks to bring in certain players with good talent, so they can win Championships. True winning of Championships goes a lot deeper than buying a team, true winning of Championships gives you a feeling that is second to none, when it comes to having pride at what you do and when you learn to lose correctly, you then respect the winning, all day everyday.

With all the Hatred and the Ugliness that has consumed us all today, maybe a little theory here. that could be quite possibly the culprit of all the negativity? Sports is supposed to unite us as one, so we can be a Champion at whatever we want to do, but instead of uniting us, it is dividing us, with all the greed there is to be had, for playing a simple game, of whatever sport you chose to play. Then when you win multiple Championships, now others become jealous and will hate, just because you win all the time, now when you play a sport you love and you become great at it, others then get jealous and whine at every chance they get.  Is this fair treatment of each other? Absolutely not, Although if you want to try to be the best you can at whatever sport you play, then work hard, in becoming the best you can within the sport you love.

There is only one player today that plays his sport for the love of the game, has true loyalty for the team of which he plays for and isn’t in it just to get a fat pay check, Tom Brady is that player, he has only played for one team and brought that team five championships. so instead of other teams trying to dethrone the champs, they then take the easy way out and drive a wedge of hatred into the sport, which then divides further all who play the sport.

Sports when played the right way, brings us all together in Unity, players who play a sport for the love of the game, instead of the fat paycheck, then become role models to the young that watch them and then, try very hard to be like their role models, so they also can play a sport for which they love.

 

” The agony of defeat is what gives you the good feeling of the thrill of victory”

” Some quotes are a dime a dozen, but a great quote will always be priceless”

” Play a sport for the love of the game and unite all that are around you, instead of being consumed by greed and dividing the sport you play”

” Sports is supposed to be called the great unifier, but instead they are known as the great divider with all the hate and the ugliness”

 

You just don’t know?

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We all walk a path through this journey of life, there are no guarantees as we walk the paths. We have to work hard at making these paths  smooth so we don’t trip up on the obstacles, or fall into the grooves and sprain our ankles? There are many things or life events that will come along the path and either stop us in our tracks, or quite simply………….  derail us, leaving us with many scars and battle wounds. Some may give up and become someone they truly are not, just to try to survive, We all go through some kind of pain and hurt from whatever issues that has come along your path, so instead of dwelling on it and bringing it to those around you, fix what you need to fix, so not only you can move forward better and stronger, but the rest of us can be at peace and happiness along our paths for which we walk.

The biggest thing or disease that comes to all our paths and whether you are affected personally, or affected by those around you, is Cancer.  Cancer is that one thing that has affected each of us, whether you have a cancer, or maybe have been affected by a loved one or so some one closely around you.  Any cancer will eat you from the inside out, it will make you very uncomfortable and within some great pain, that you try anything to be free from the pain. Cancer does not discriminate it affects all no matter who you are, even those that don’t get stricken with the disease, as they just as the one with the cancer suffer greatly, simply because no one wants to see anybody go through what the cancer makes you go through.

Places like the Saint Judes hospital do great work and the ones working there are truly Saints, as they see so much pain and hurt, not too mention watching some slowly die, these Individuals are sent from God to do his work with such a tragic disease. Then there are the Foundations like the jimmy fund and Dana Farber, that work tirelessly and raise a lot of money for the research of this dreaded disease, with the millions of dollars raised, yes they have made great strides from days past, but you would think by now, this dreaded disease wouldn’t be so powerful and bring us much pain and hurt? Maybe this is a sign from God that not all things last and everything happens for a reason? But the pain, the hurt and the suffering………… Why would God have us endure so much? Maybe that is in the signs he sends us? Which he then leaves it up to us to find the reasons of why these things happen.

Cancer in no way is a pretty disease, it affects so many of us whether you personally, or someone around you. There are so many things that comes to us along our paths, it gets tiresome to keep fighting your way around them. We all go through some kind of struggle as we walk our path, we don’t communicate of the struggles as we don’t want to burden others with them. You just don’t know what others around you are going through, but yet we are so consumed with all this ugliness and hate around us, we have totally lost the true feeling of Empathy that is within us, we have lost the true feeling of God’s love that is within all our hearts, we have lost what it is to respect each other along this journey. Hate is learned and in no way a part of who we are, or even within us as is the love and the empathy, the respect is lost simply because we only think of ourselves in this society full of hatred, which if we only truly felt the empathy within us, then this hatred we have learned, will then become unlearned and go away from all our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Cancer sucks, the pain the hurt, we endure so much, that we can become much stronger and better moving forward”

” The love and the empathy are within us all and are truly of who we are”

” The hatred is learned and has never been within us, but yet we let it control of who we truly are”

” The struggles of this journey through life are real and affect us all, which makes it important to always show respect of each other always”

 

Strong powerful leadership

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The American Bald Eagle is a big, strong and powerful bird that rules the sky, this bird isn’t our symbol because it is weak, this bird is our symbol, cause it is a true symbol for those of which it represents.  I love this picture on so many levels, but the biggest thing is, just how majestic this bird is, not too mention of how cool this picture is of the Eagle watching out for all that is below.

President Donald Trump last night with his speech, showed just what a true Leader is all about, someone that is not afraid to stand his ground for all who he serves, someone that knows how to delegate and get the job done. Someone who is not afraid to stand up to a Bully or a Terrorist and someone who is smart enough to give our armed service men and woman, the tools and resources needed, so they can do their jobs correctly. You want to end all the ugliness that is around us all today, it starts with a true Leader, that knows how to lead and has all our best interests in mind with his actions.

You want an example of failed Leadership, you don’t have to look any further, then the failed Leadership of the National Football League, here is a guy by the name of Roger Goodell. This guy collects a handsome salary, but yet lacks the skills needed to lead an organization. Right now in the NFL you have player’s that will refuse to stand to the National Anthem? Really!!! These players are getting paid ridiculous amounts of money playing a game. These players are blessed with a talent and the ability to play a sport that they love, but yet they are so dumb when they use their sport, to highlight their platform. There is a time and a place for everything, just that a sporting event is no place to protest against the music of your country, especially when your getting paid big money within that Country you are playing in. I am aware of this thing called ” freedom of speech”, but when your playing a sport you love and for big money as well, not too mention looked up to as a role model to guide the young and steer them in the right direction, you have to pick your battles wisely and do your protests in other venues. Now if the NFL had a true Leader, just maybe these Individuals who refuse to stand for the National Anthem of a Country, who many have died, just so they can get paid big money to play a sport which they love, will no longer get to play their sport. It’s a respect thing and if you want others to respect you, then you need to respect all that is around you. Just maybe the Coaches of these teams should stand up to these Individuals and simply not let them play and have them become a bench warmer, for those who show respect for the National Anthem of the country for which they play.

President Donald Trump is quickly becoming one of the best Presidents of my lifetime. He is someone that does what he says and says what he means. President Trump is a Business man yes………. but to be as successful as he has been, you not only have to be smart, you have to be able to be a great leader, that can adapt to any situation, as well as know how to delegate to those around you, so you can focus on what you need to focus on, then you can walk your path of this journey through life, to be better and stronger moving forward.

 

” Some may be born to be a leader, but a true leader is never born”

” The American Bald Eagle……. So majestic but yet so powerful, a great symbol for America showing strength and freedom, while soaring the skies so graceful”

” Failed leadership will never work, as it will only compound the issues and bring out the ugliness instead of beauty”

” To be respected you first need to respect moving forward throughout this journey”

 

Tools of the Trade from days gone by….

 

Most within today’s Society, if asked? Wouldn’t even know what these are, let alone what they were used for? Without these the Farmer’s couldn’t do their jobs, nor would there be any food on the table, for all who go to the store, back in the day there were no tractors so these would be towed behind either an Oxen, or a Horse with the Farmer walking along side, to guide the animal along. These tools would turn over all the soil, so the seed could be planted for the next harvest, now a days everything is done by tractors and in less time,

Change is good when done correctly, but that’s the problem today, everybody thinks they are  better than each other, they think that change is going from one lane to another on a highway, nobody wants to listen to anybody, because their way is the best way? When doing a job we all want the credit when everything goes right, but as soon as it turns for the bad, now the fingers start pointing at all that is around them and never on themselves. There has been a lot of great new change throughout our history and the way we farmed back in the day, to the way we farm now, has been really good and effective change for all of us moving forward.

Whenever you start a new job, like say the President of the United States, now you have real change that will affect us all, because you have an Individual who is leaving office with one style of Leadership, with a new Individual coming in and with a whole new style and a way of getting business done. You are always going to have some except the new guy with open arms, as well as the rest showing resistance and complaining at every actions he takes. You can’t please everyone all the time, but if you can except change, just maybe we all can get back together in unity and help the new President move forward better and stronger. Most of the time the ones that do the complaining don’t really know the true reason of why they are complaining? Which they then get lost and confused as to why they go out and protest, then in the long run they become laughing stocks and will do anything to bring harm to those who made fun of them. You can bet I am not that far off from the truth,  as in today’s Society nobody wants to be proven wrong or shown up, because the ego we all have within us, then strikes back and most of the time in a very negative way. We all walk a path through this journey of life, this journey has much change for us to get through and unless we do it correctly, this journey will then have plenty of bumps and hurdles, that will bring much pain to all of us, to which we spend to much time healing, instead of walking in peace and happiness.

 

” The Farmer’s tools of yesterday that brought us plenty fruit from our labor”

” True change is never easy and will bring us some pain, but when done correctly true change will make us all better and stronger”

” An Ego is a feeling within us, that if not felt correctly, it can destroy all that is around it”

 

The sun shines over the City of Chicago

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With the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series last night and being seventy one years since they have even been on the big stage, plus not winning it for one hundred and eight years, this win is bigger than even the sport of baseball itself.

They say it was the curse of the Goat? I understand the whole story of a person bringing their pet Goat to the games, then being told not to bring the Goat anymore, but seriously, you think a Goat had to do with a team not winning a Championship in over a century? Same thing with the Great Babe Ruth and the trade that had him leaving the Boston Red Sox, to the New York Yankees, then the Red Sox not winning a World Series in Eighty six years? We all can believe what we want to, as we are all unique to each other with our own minds, but to make an excuse over a curse for not winning a Championship, I think we need look deeply into what we see, instead of making an excuse for everything around us.

The Fans of the Chicago Cubs is what this win is all about, as it was the Fans that were caught between the team and the Ownership of the team and being being deprived of what other teams and their Fans have accomplished. It is the Fan that shows up. pays a fee, so they can watch their team win, it is the Fan that roots very loudly for their favorite players of that team, but when the Owner’s don’t pay for the right players (for which the fan pays for), now the Fan has no one to root for. Yes your going to have those die hard Fans that no matter what, will still pay and root for a team, even if they don’t truly know of who they are rooting for. Instead you have the Owner’s becoming more greedy and taking advantage of the die hard Fan, just to line their pockets with more money, so they can live their plush exotic lifestyles.  When you don’t spend the money wisely and get the right player’s for the team and for the Fans who have been loyal to you, you will be the next Chicago Cubs or the Boston Red Sox.

When you want to model yourself after a good Owner, you need to look no further than Bob Kraft of the New England Patriots. He was a Fan of the team before he was an Owner and when he became Owner, he then put the best Management around him to build a great team. then through the Management they went out and got the right players that not only fit the Patriot way, but that would gel together and give the Fans what they have paid for, as they spend a lot of money to enjoy a game on any given Sunday. Now with the Patriots and the last fifteen years, you can clearly see what building a great team will do, as they win more than they lose and through winning, makes it fun to not only play the game, but makes it fun to pay and watch the game as well. Now with the winning part, you will also gain some Hater’s that will try to bring you down with words, this is just that words……..That show nothing but hatred of their own team, cause their Owner’s don’t step up to the plate and reward their Fans with a winning team.

Yes I do congratulate the Chicago Cubs and their player’s for winning the World series, but I congratulate their Fans even more, as now they can see what winning is all about and how winning and sports can affect a whole region for the better. Players like Jon Lester and David ross who are the older guys on the team and have won it all before, both came from the Red Sox, as did Theo Epstein the General Manager also, these are the guys that brought their experience and winning nature with them, as they infected the Fans around them throughout Chicago. Theo was the one that was brought in by the owner’s to give the Fans what they have needed for a long time and finally reward the Fans with this great victory and not just a victory, but a World Series Championship.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, some may get a chance to bask in the glory of this journey, while others simply just walk their path in the clouds of their judgments. Sports and our everyday lives when they come together in harmony, like last night in Chicago, helps us all have a look at the glory part of this journey and can help us all become better and stronger moving forward. True everything has to line up completely, but when they do it is the most beautiful part of this journey through life and is what makes us all walk with confidence, to be better and stronger along our paths throughout this journey.

 

” The Chicago Cubs have finally found success in the sport of baseball, as the Fans have finally been rewarded for their time and money spent”

” This team of the 2016 World series Champs the Cubs, will be forever enshrined in the history of the city of Chicago”

” They say winning cures all, but you can’t win without the right players around you”

” It takes a knack to get the right players for your team, as Theo Epstein and Bill Belichek have perfected that knack”

 

Oppression has no boundaries

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” The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed”

 

*** Luke 4:18

 

” This stream flows along it’s path within it’s boundaries, as it shares all the land around it with all the other Vegetation”

 

*** BowlingChef***

 

Within this Society of today, the ones that are truly Oppressed move forward quietly as to not bring attention to themselves, yet there are others using a sport that they play as their platform and then disrespect a flag, that men and woman have fought hard to protect, so these Individuals can make their millions playing their sport, is this really a good way to voice your concerns? Our Military of the past and the present, have fought for our flag, so we can be free here to do what we want and travel wherever we want to go. These men and woman of the Military are made up of our Mother’s, Father’s, Brother’s and Sister’s, some never made it back home, others came home but never the same as they left to fight for the flag, then as they come home to re join Society with us, they become neglected and disrespected by the rest of us throughout this Society. These Veterans are the one true oppressed people of this Society, cause they worked hard so we can be free and safe in this Country, as the ones that think they are oppressed, don’t work and expect the rest of us to tale care of them, as they become even lazier throughout this Society.

There are many that are oppressed within this Society, but they work hard to get out of the oppression, so they can be as vibrant and happy like many others. The ones that bicker and complain become lazy and never work hard at doing anything of value in their lives, then they try to disrupt the lives of those around them, by doing stupid things and forcing their opinions on those around them. Oppression is what you make of it and if your not willing to reach out, lend a helping hand to others at their time of need, then I blame we the people for letting this Oppression become bigger than it really needs to be.

There are some that cry they are oppressed, but do nothing to help themselves, they do nothing to get out of the oppression, then they rely on others to not help them out of the oppression, but to disrupt the lives of others around them. ” God helps those who help themselves”, so when there is no hope of any help, only means you have lost the faith in yourself as well as in God also. Don’t rely on others to over step the boundaries in a Society, as it is like the stream and if the stream over stepped it’s boundaries, then all the Vegetation around it dies as it becomes flooded.

Before you take a knee in protest, really know what you are protesting, I understand that there is oppression going on around us but, this oppression has affect on a lot more than one kind of person in this Society, to take a knee before a game to not pay tribute to a flag of this Countries colors, to which many have fought and died, so we can be free and you can earn millions from the sport where you are taking the knee, this is not a good idea and shows that people need to re think the way to protest. By taking a knee you are doing nothing but showing disrespect of those who fought hard, died and came home not of the same person defending the flag, so we all can be free to be anything of which we truly want to be. Find another way in which to protest that won’t show any disrespect of anything or anyone around you, Let’s all be a little smarter with our actions, so we all can walk our paths in peace, while being truly happy throughout this journey of life.

 

” Oppression comes from relying heavily on others to work on our behalf, without we ourselves working hard to get out of the Oppression”

” oppression is what you make of it and with no faith there will be no hope of getting out of the Oppression”

” Many have died fighting for the red, white and blue so the rest of us can be free in this country, let’s not disrespect their spirit by taking a knee in it’s honor”